Books: Three of a kind - Unleash your inner guru

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Last Updated: 31 Aug 2011

Shine
Chris Barez-Brown
Penguin Business £9.99

Having helped turn Carling Black Label into the UK's first £1bn brand, Barez-Brown became a leading light in helping businesses develop their creative talents. You can either dip into this guide or read it from cover to cover. Either way, you will find hints and tips, as well as longer essays on nurturing your inner creative, with an emphasis on enjoying life. Somehow, it is very inspiring - Best of its kind.

The Pocket Guru
Guy Browning and Janet Brown
Pearson Prentice Hall £9.99

Illustrated throughout with colourful pictures, this little book offers bite-sized snippets of advice on every aspect of business, from going on trips to negotiating deals. For those just starting out, it is an ideal overview of everything you will need to look into a bit more later. And, we must admit, the little man is very cute - Could be useful.

Botty's Rules
Nigel Botterill
Vermilion £12.99

It may seem odd to call a fully grown man 'Botty', but you can see from the cover that Botty is a bit of a zany guy. So zany, in fact, that in January, he published the entire book on Twitter. It took 3,297 tweets. That's dedication. This book tells the story of Botty's decision to end his 'successful corporate career' and start a business, and includes '29 key rules' he learnt on his 'journey'. It was a Sunday Times bestseller, apparently - but then, so was Jordan - Of minor interest.

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