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The Book

Skill Sheets is a practical resource for understanding and developing core skills that all university students need to obtain. In a very concise manner, this book shows how these skills are related and how one can develop and work with many skills simultaneously. With these skills to hand, students are able to maintain a better focus on the content of their course. Developed and at RSM Erasmus University, it has been thoroughly tested over many years by both students and professors, and improved accordingly.


Rob van Tulder, Professor of International Business-Society Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam/Rotterdam School of Management. He holds a PhD degree (cum laude) in social sciences from the University of Amsterdam. Published in particular on the following topics: European Business, Multinationals, high-tech industries, Corporate Social Responsibility, the global car industry, issues of standardisation, network strategies, smaller industrial countries (welfare states) and European Community/Union policies.

How to purchase

The book – Skill Sheets – An Integrated Approach to Research, Study and Management - (2018, ISBN 9789043033503) can be ordered directly online by clicking one of the following links depending your country of origin:

Dutch Dutch buyers

International buyers International buyers

TED Talk(s) for study

The Internet offers a wide variety of information on Skills. Skill Sheets has made a selection of TED talks that may be useful in your Skill Development. Skill Sheets cannot take any responsibility for the content of the pages behind these links. 

1. Amish Jha: how to tame your wandering mind;  on concentration skills (-> B9), mindfully deal with distractions,  get in a positive flow (àThe Format), become less reactive and more compassionate (-> B2) 

2. Brene Brown: the power of vulnerability (2010) (-> B2) 

3. Tim Urban: inside the mind of a master procrastinator

4. Kelly McGonigal: how to make stress your friend

5. Judson Brower: a simple way to break a bad habit; on unlearning and being ‘curious aware’

6. Carol Dweck: The power of believing that you can improve; on adopting a ‘growth mindset’ and learning curves. (TED Talk)

'An Integrated Approach to Research, Study and Management'