NBS recommends guides for graduates

() - March 25, 2012 - 12:00am

Are you smart enough to work at google?

By William Poundstone


MANILA, Philippines - You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and thrown in a blender. The blades start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do? If you want to work at Google, or any of America’s best companies, you need to have an answer to this and other puzzling questions. Are You Smart Enough To Work At Google? guides readers through the surprising solutions to dozens of the most challenging interview questions. The book covers the importance of creative thinking, ways to get a leg up on the competition, what your Facebook page says about you, and much more. This is a must read for anyone who wants to succeed in today’s job market.

Goals: How to get everything you want faster than you ever thought possible

By Brian Tracy


Based on more than 20 years of experience and 40 years of research, this book presents a completely updated, practical and proven strategy for creating and meeting goals that has been used by more than one million people already in its first edition. Brian Tracy again explores the seven key elements of goal setting and the 12 steps necessary to set and accomplish goals of any size. Using his trademark simple language and real-life examples, Tracy shows how to do the crucial work of determining one’s strengths, values, and true goals. He explains further how to build the self-esteem and confidence necessary for achievement; how to overpower every problem or obstacle; how to overcome difficulties; how to respond to challenges; and how to continue moving forward no matter what happens.

The Zen of Steve Jobs

By Caleb Melby


The Zen of Steve Jobs is an illustrated depiction of Steve Jobs’ friendship with Zen Buddhist Kobun Chino Otogawa and the impact it had on Jobs’ career. Apple cofounder Steve Jobs (1955-2011) had such an enormous impact on so many people that his life often took on aspects of myth, but much of his success was due to collaboration with designers, engineers and thinkers. The Zen of Steve Jobs tells the story of Jobs’ relationship with one such person: Kobun Chino Otogawa. Kobun was a Zen Buddhist priest who emigrated to the US from Japan in the early 1970s and was to Buddhism as Jobs was to the computer business: a renegade and maverick. The Zen of Steve Jobs explores how Jobs might have honed his design aesthetic via Eastern religion before choosing to identify only what he needs and leave the rest behind.

Passion & Purpose: Stories from the best and brightest young business leaders

By John Coleman, Daniel Gulati and W. Oliver Segovia


In Passion and Purpose, dozens of recent Harvard Business School MBAs share personal stories on assuming the mantle of leadership in ways unlike any previous generation. In candid accounts of their successes and setbacks, from launching start-ups to taking on the family business to helping kids in the Arabian Gulf to harnessing new technology and developing clean energy, they reveal how the next generation of ideas, aspirations, and practices are shaping businesses and redefining leadership around the world. Drawing on insights from a survey of 500 students from top US business schools, Passion and Purpose provides an overview of big, hot-button issues, offering profound insights into the values and vision of tomorrow’s leaders, and inspiration and ideas for all aspiring leaders who hope to lead change in the world.

Go Negosyo: 50 Inspiring stories of young entrepreneurs

By Joey Concepcion


Are you interested in making your own money? Do you want to become an employer, rather than an employee? Do you feel that you have a winning concept? If you answered “yes,” then this book is just what you are looking for to inspire you to take that next big idea into the marketplace. Be inspired by the 50 trailblazing entrepreneurs featured in this latest publication of the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship who have proven that being young should not prevent you from pursuing your dream to make a profit, not just for yourself but also for others. Like them, you too can make a living out of passion. So read their stories, learn their lessons and then share their belief that entrepreneurship can make the Philippines a better and more prosperous nation.

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