Cultural and Business Etiquette Around the World

Most people and businesses have tie-ups or negotiations with other businesses abroad to expand their profits and it becomes imperative to assimilate with the different cultures that the host countries offer. Knowing how to greet the host country’s counterparts, negotiate with them, break bread with them and understand their unique set of customs may be a challenge but once understood, it is a cakewalk in consolidating  relations.

How to Improve Your Writing Skills

Writing is an inescapable activity; you need to write different things at different stages of your life: assignments, theses, notes, invitations, business letters, business emails, projects, presentations, even chatting. Everything requires you to write effectively with the intent to communicate clearly and impress. 

This blog will help you in improving your writing skills. Whether you have difficulty in writing assignments or feel nervous before sending emails, this article will guide you on how you can make your writing more constructive. The important thing is to write, whether the text is good, bad, short or long.

Business Etiquette: 10 Golden Rules

‘Employees often complain about their supervisors and say that they are using their managerial position to get things done ‘ Social media is flooded with memes which ridicule the office environment. No one seems to be satisfied with their jobs but are we putting any efforts to improve our business manners?

Viva Books: A Profile

Viva Group is a key player in education, book publishing, and distribution in South Asia. Viva Group consists of these brands and imprints: Viva Books, Viva Education, Source Books, Kogan Page India and Jones & Bartlett India. The organization celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2015.

Time Management for Success at Work

We have all been gifted 24 hours in a day, yet people like Einstein, M.K. Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Margaret Thatcher, Warren Buffet and Bill Gates never complained about the paucity of time. They were able to accomplish huge tasks of global importance within the same time allotted to mortals like us. This is because apart from their leadership skills they had attained mastery over time by revering/valuing it.

Book Review (Business Manager): Knowledge Management by A.B. Kar

At this juncture of progress and prosperity in the world, there is hardly any scope to adhere to stereotyped ideas in respect of technology, techniques, systems and procedures. The bottom line is to survive on global competition with all-round innovation, incubation and inclusion. Knowledge management has a major role in this. Here, this book by A.B. Kar captures the relevance.

Brand Washed

The book Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to Buy by Martin Lindstrom reviewed in the Businessworld Magazine, April 2012 issue. Click on review image to enlarge it. For detailed contents and to buy the book please visit @ Viva Books Online  and avail 10% Discount with free Postage.  

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