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hello Friends
I am new to this forum and management too(MBA , First year).
friends i am searching for ebooks
built to last,
The walmart way,
good to great,
winning with the P&G 99
Nuts!,
The Google Story. Friends can you please help me to find these books.

best regards
Sprint

itilimp's picture

Hi Sprint, My post doesn't contain the links to books you are looking for.

However, your post did evoke a feeling which I'm now recognising exhibits itself as a behaviour and I am curious to see if anyone else shares it.

The moment I read text speak with people missing out vowels left, right, and centre; I interpret this (rightly or wrongly) as the author cannot be bothered to invest enough time to ask for help nicely. It forces me to fill in the blanks and in extreme cases I feel like I am translating into english. This immediately results in an unwillingness on my part to help the author with their query - regardless of how well-intentioned it may be.

Perhaps I'm being old-fashioned and a little unreasonable (I know I can be!). Personally I view it as plain courtesy. Thoughts?

jlazerus's picture

I completely agree with you, itilimp. If one is in college, working on getting an MBA, then one's writing skills are expected to be better than average. Electronic communication (like this) can't be excepted from proper usage. All of our brains are hard wired to respond to written communication and have been for thousands of years. If you have a message, and you put it in writing, it ought to be written in a way that ANYONE else who speaks the language can comprehend it.

It's not at all unreasonable, in my opinion; it IS courteous and I would add practical...if you want your message heard. If not, continue to completely alienate the people you most want to influence, and good luck to you!

bflynn's picture

Sprint, I'm not aware of eBooks for these titles.

Remember that the right reproduce and distribute a book is held by the copyright holder (usually the author) - that is the international agreement. Many authors choose not to publish in eBook format because of copyright infringement issues. If the author chooses not to publish their work as an eBook, you won't find it anywhere. If they do choose to publish, it should not be difficult to find because these are popular books. If you cannot find them electronically, I suggest that it is likely they're not published electronically.

I did a brief search and did not see these books in electronic format. As an alternative, I would suggest Amazon.com to see if there is an audio format that might be useful for you.

Brian

itilimp's picture

I did a search too and found some in e-book format, but you have to pay almost the same as for printed copies which isn't (I think) what sprint was after. My best suggestion is the local library :)

lazerus's picture

Me previous post was a bit harsh. I apologize.

Have you tried your local library? I've gotten a lot of audiobooks at ours, and I know they offer certain select e-books as well available online (Jefferson County, CO).

Hope this helps

Jeff Lazerus

cincibuckeyenut's picture

[quote="itilimp"]Hi Sprint, My post doesn't contain the links to books you are looking for.

However, your post did evoke a feeling which I'm now recognising exhibits itself as a behaviour and I am curious to see if anyone else shares it.

The moment I read text speak with people missing out vowels left, right, and centre; I interpret this (rightly or wrongly) as the author cannot be bothered to invest enough time to ask for help nicely. It forces me to fill in the blanks and in extreme cases I feel like I am translating into english. This immediately results in an unwillingness on my part to help the author with their query - regardless of how well-intentioned it may be.

Perhaps I'm being old-fashioned and a little unreasonable (I know I can be!). Personally I view it as plain courtesy. Thoughts?[/quote]

Actually, I would guess it is much more likely that this person has a native tongue different than english and might be using a translating tool to convert his question into English text. That is always my first guess on the web in that situation.

itilimp's picture

Somebody kindly suggested that another native language might be the case in a PM. As it happens, Sprint and I discussed things in PMs - so I don't think there's any hard feelings. Just a more open to differences me ;)