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  • The Retreat of Western Liberalism

    Little, Brown Book Group The Retreat of Western Liberalism

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    'A panorama of the unravelling world order as riveting as any beach read' New Yorker'Read this book: in the three hours it takes you will get a new, bracing and brilliant understanding of the dangers we in the democratic West now face. Luce is one of the smartest journalists working today, and his perceptions are priceless' Jane Mayer, staff writer on the New Yorker'No one was more prescient about the economic malaise and popular resentment that has hit the United States than Ed Luce in his previous book, Time to Start Thinking. His new book, Retreat of Western Liberalism, broadens that picture to cover the Western world. It is a must read for anyone trying to make sense of the waves of populism and nationalism we face today' Liaquat AhamedIn his widely acclaimed book Time to Start Thinking, Financial Times columnist and commentator Edward Luce charted the course of American economic and geopolitical decline, proving to be a prescient voice on our current social and political turmoil.In The Retreat of Western Liberalism, Luce makes a larger statement about the weakening of western hegemony and the crisis of democratic liberalism - of which Donald Trump and his European counterparts are not the cause, but a symptom. Luce argues that we are on a menacing trajectory brought about by ignorance of what it took to build the West, arrogance towards society's losers, and complacency about our system's durability - attitudes that have been emerging since the fall of the Berlin Wall, treated by the West as an absolute triumph over the East. We cannot move forward without a clear diagnosis of what has gone wrong. Luce contrasts Western democratic and economic ideals, which rest on an assumption of linear progress, with more cyclical views of economic strength - symbolized by the nineteenth-century fall and present-day rise of the Chinese and Indian economies - and with the dawn of a new multipolar age.Combining on-the-ground reporting with intelligent synthesis of the vast literature already available, Luce offers a detailed projection of the consequences of the Trump administration and a forward-thinking analysis of what those who believe in enlightenment values must do to defend them from the multiple onslaughts they face in the coming years.

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  • Work Remotely

    Penguin Books Ltd Work Remotely

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    Remote working makes us happier, more productive and more profitable, but it can bring its own set of challenges. How do we manage our work-life balance; communicate and collaborate effectively as teams; and ensure our technology is efficient?In Work Remotely, Penguin Business Experts Anastasia Tohmé and Martin Worner explain everything you need to know:- Set your own targets and monitor productivity- Establish boundaries between working hours and free time- Manage effective communication and decision-making at a distanceIncluding case studies from the companies around the world who are innovating and revolutionizing the way we work, Work Remotely shares useful advice and practical tips to ensure you get the most out of working away from the office environment.

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  • The Business Romantic: Fall back in love with your work and your life

    Little, Brown Book Group The Business Romantic: Fall back in love with your work and your life

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    Top 10 Motivational Books of 2015 - Inc.comTop 10 Creative Leadership Books of 2015 - ForbesAgainst the backdrop of eroding trust in capitalism, pervasive technology, big data, and the desire to quantify all of our behaviours, The Business Romantic makes a compelling case that we must meld the pursuit of success and achievement with romance if we want to create an economy that serves our entire selves.A rising star in data analytics who is in love with the intrinsic beauty of spreadsheets; the mastermind behind a brand built on absence; an Argentinian couple who revolutionize shoelaces; the founder of a foodie-oriented start-up that creates intimate conversation spaces; a performance artist who offers fake corporate seminars for real professionals - these are some of the innovators readers will meet in this witty, deeply personal, and rousing journey through the world of Business Romanticism.The Business Romantic not only provides surprising insights into the emotional and social aspects of business but also presents 'Rules of Enchantment' that will help both individuals and organisations construct more meaningful experiences for themselves and others.The Business Romantic offers a radically different view of the good life and outlines how to better meet one's own desires as well as those of customers, employees, and society. It encourages readers to expect more from companies, to give more of themselves, and to fall back in love with their work and their lives.

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  • Commando Mindset: Find Your Motivation, Realize Your Potential, Achieve Your Goals

    Penguin Books Ltd Commando Mindset: Find Your Motivation, Realize Your Potential, Achieve Your Goals

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    'Extraordinary. This book will inspire you to reach your full potential' Jason Fox Are you stuck in a rut? Do you have more to give? Do you dream of leading a different life?Ben Williams was struggling with drug addiction and battling suicidal thoughts when he saw an advert for the Royal Marines Commandos that changed his life forever. Serving ten years in the Commandos, he learnt important lessons about purpose, integrity, motivation and teamwork. Leaving the Commandos because of injury, Ben set up a coaching business that has helped high-performance companies and professional sports teams like the England Football Squad, coaching them in the build-up to their outstanding performance at the 2018 World Cup. Now Ben is sharing his principles for success. In Commando Mindset, Ben reveals his process for achieving goals of any size to help you take your life to the next level. Inside you'll learn how to:- identify your personal inspirations and values- overcome your fears- set and achieve realistic goals- keep yourself motivatedWhether you want to set up a business, run a marathon for the first time or learn a new skill, the Commando Mindset will help you reach your full potential and achieve anything you set your mind to.

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  • Million Dollar Women: The Essential Guide for Female Entrepreneurs Who Want to Go Big

    Little, Brown Book Group Million Dollar Women: The Essential Guide for Female Entrepreneurs Who Want to Go Big

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    Are you the next million dollar woman? Women run an increasing number of businesses, but female entrepreneurs still tend to think small, and their companies rarely reach the heights of those of their male counterparts. Most are stuck running kitchen-table businesses, just getting by, or in many cases, running out of cash. Julia Pimsleur aims to change that with Million Dollar Women, which will show you how to take your business to that million-dollar mark and beyond.Million Dollar Women is a fun, accessible business guide combining Pimsleur's own story with the experiences of seven other women who have raised capital, developed powerful networks, and built multimillion-dollar companies from scratch. It teaches you the concepts and the vocabulary you need to secure funding and scale up. It explains how to make the right connections, when to delegate, and when to seek coaching and support. Drawing on her own experience of becoming a CEO, Pimsleur also provides help for overcoming the hurdles you have to clear to leap to that next level. Million Dollar Women will provide a clear path for getting out of your own way, dreaming big, and reaching your most ambitious goals.

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    £8.09

  • The Reputation Economy: How to Optimise Your Digital Footprint in a World Where Your Reputation Is Your Most Valuable Asset

    Little, Brown Book Group The Reputation Economy: How to Optimise Your Digital Footprint in a World Where Your Reputation Is Your Most Valuable Asset

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    In a world where technology allows companies to gather, aggregate and analyse data about us that includes our buying habits, our financial behavior, our professional and personal networks, and even our physical whereabouts - our digital reputations are becoming our most valuable currency. Whether you like it or not, everywhere you go, other people will be able to instantly access information about your reputation - with or without your knowledge or consent.In The Reputation Economy, Michael Fertik reveals the secrets used to optimise the digital reputations and improve the lives of millions of users of Reputation.com. Discover: *Which keywords to include in your CV, performance review, and LinkedIn profile to ensure you come up at the top of recruiters and potential employers' search results*How to curate your on and offline activity in way that will reduce the risk profile (and therefore your premiums) calculated by insurers*How to lure venture capital for your business idea or start-up, court low interest rates from investors, and garner the attention of tech giants like Google and Microsoft*How to hide the negative information (or information that doesn't match how you want to be perceived) that's out in the ether. There's nothing you can do to erase that digital footprint, but there are tricks you can use to keep it from being discovered. It will also show how you can use all this technology evaluate others' reputations so you always know who you're dealing with, whether it's a potential employee, investor or romantic partner. In short, The Reputation Economy will show you how to become 'reputation rich' in a world where your digital reputation is as valuable as the cash in your wallet.

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  • Rock Your Presentation: A New Guide to Speaking and Pitching with Passion

    Little, Brown Book Group Rock Your Presentation: A New Guide to Speaking and Pitching with Passion

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    This book will protect your audiences from the following disorders:· Death by PowerPoint· Tedium· Compulsive fidgeting· Losing-the-Will-to-Live SyndromeNearly all of us have to pitch or present our ideas, whether in a formal setting like a theatre, at a company conference, in a classroom or even selling a concept one-to-one to our boss. In Rock your Presentation, Nigel Barlow, a professional keynote speaker and creative coach to many of the world's most famous organisations, gives you inspiring insights and practical techniques to 'rock up' your presentation or speech. Many of these tips come from exploring what makes great music so moving and impactful, and are easy to apply to make your own talks more dynamic and memorable. Try changing your key for different emotional impact; come up with a stronger chorus and an exciting climax; create your speaker's rider; be a protest singer to unleash your passion; and learn when and how to go unplugged to touch your audience. Whether you want to create a whole new presentation or tune up a tired old one, Rock Your Presentation will give you plenty of fresh ideas.

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  • Build The Damn Thing: How to Start a Successful Business if You're Not a Rich White Guy

    Penguin Books Ltd Build The Damn Thing: How to Start a Successful Business if You're Not a Rich White Guy

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    Build The Damn Thing is a battle-tested guide for every entrepreneur who the establishment has excluded. Finney, an investor and startup champion, explains how to build a business from the ground up; from developing a business plan to finding investors, growing a team, and refining a product. Finney empowers entrepreneurs to take advantage of their unique networks; arms readers with responses to investors who say, "great pitch but I just don't do Black women"; and inspires them to overcome naysayers. For all the Builders striving to build their businesses in a world that has overlooked and underestimated them: this is the essential guide to knowing, breaking, remaking and building your own rules of entrepreneurship in a startup and investing world designed by the "Entitleds."Don't wait for the system to let you in - break down the door and build your damn thing.

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  • Sabotage: The Business of Finance

    Penguin Books Ltd Sabotage: The Business of Finance

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    'If you're a progressive, in Britain or elsewhere, and if you think the movement needs fresh ideas, read this book, it's full of them. Then get to work' The Guardian'It ought to be required reading for every civil servant, regulator and politician in the UK and elsewhere' Literary ReviewFinancial malpractice, we're told, is an aberration: the actions of a few bad apples deviating from the norms of a market-governed process and gaming the system. In Sabotage, political scientists Anastasia Nesvetailova and Ronen Palan blow this fiction apart, showing that sabotage is not an anomaly, but part of the business model of finance - and always has been.Abusive lending practices, misleading investors, manipulating prices, deliberately falsifying figures, cheating, obstruction and taking advantage of 'the dumbest person in the room' - they're actually the main source of profitability in finance, and the surest way to a bonus. If you want to make money in the industry, you need to find ways of sabotaging either your clients, your competitors or the government (or all three), and above all, the market itself. Talking to industry insiders, economists and high net worth customers, examining the history of finance and its workings today, the authors show us how the idea of sabotage not only makes sense of all past economic crises, but must also be at the heart of all future regulations.

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  • Mental Health at Work

    Penguin Books Ltd Mental Health at Work

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    It has never been more essential to support our mental health at work. With one in four people experiencing poor mental health right now, we need to start talking about it. Penguin Business Expert James Routledge has worked with CEOs, HR directors, managers and people at all levels on successful mental-health strategies. In this book, he shares his stories, learnings and guidance. Learn how to:- Talk comfortably about mental health- Create a more open and inclusive community in your workplace- Implement unique changes that are authentic to you and your businessFilled with honest and relatable stories, 'conversation starters' and exclusive case studies from a diverse range of businesses and their people, Mental Health at Work will support anyone with their mental health in the workplace journey.

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    £8.99

  • The Fail-Safe Startup: Your Roadmap for Entrepreneurial Success

    Penguin Books Ltd The Fail-Safe Startup: Your Roadmap for Entrepreneurial Success

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    'Creating something from nothing is a daring act. Tom's wisdom and encouragement will give any reader the confidence to take the leap.' Eric Ries, bestselling author of The Lean Startup ________________­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­90% of start-ups fail. But why? And is there a way to avoid the common pitfalls when you start your own business?Over the past 23 years at Harvard Business School Tom Eisenmann has helped launch thousands of startups. An astonishing 13 of these have reached unicorn status. For a decade he has explored the question of why startups fail and in The Fail-Safe Startup explains how you can succeed against the odds.Eisenmann's fascinating, often counter-intuitive, advice will help you avoid common mistakes including:* Launching too early* Aiming too high, too soon* And letting early success lead to misplaced confidence Drawing on case studies from startups of all shapes and sizes from around the world The Fail-Safe Startup will show you how to analyse the failure of others to ensure your success.________________ 'A must read for any entrepreneur, investor, or startup team member.' Michelle Zatlyn, CEO, Cloudfare 'Eisenmann has truly helped illuminate a path to success by shining a spotlight on common startup failure patterns. His insights are invaluable, whether you're just getting started, or you're eyeing your endgame.' Jenn Hyman, CEO, Rent the Runway

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  • The Voltage Effect

    Penguin Books Ltd The Voltage Effect

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    'By far the best book I've ever read on the how and why of scaling. If you care about changing the world, or just want to make better decisions in your own life, The Voltage Effect is for you.' Angela Duckworth, CEO of Character Lab and New York Times bestselling author of Grit ________________­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Why do some ideas make it big while others fail to take off? According to award-winning behavioural economist John List, the answer comes down to a single question: Can the idea scale? Countless enterprises fall apart the moment they scale; their positive results fizzle, they lose valuable time and money, and the great electric charge of potential that drove them early on disappears. In short, they suffer a voltage drop. Yet success and failure are not about luck - in fact, there is a rhyme and reason as to why some ideas fail and why some make it big. Certain ideas are predictably scalable, while others are predictably destined for disaster. In The Voltage Effect, University of Chicago economist John A. List explains how to identify the ideas that will be successful when scaled, and how to avoid those that won't. Drawing on his own original research, as well as fascinating examples from the realms of business, government, education, and public health, he details the five signature elements that cause voltage drops, and unpacks the four proven techniques for increasing positive results - or voltage gains - and scaling great ideas to their fullest potential. By understanding the science of scaling, we can drive change in our schools, workplaces, communities, and society at large. Because a better world can only be built at scale. ________________ 'One of the best economics books I have ever read - and an instant classic in behavioral economics.' Cass R. Sunstein, Robert Walmsley University Professor, Harvard University, and New York Times bestselling co-author of Nudge 'Thought-provoking and engaging. A must-read.' Daron Acemoglu, Institute Professor at MIT and co-author of Why Nations Fail and The Narrow Corridor.

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  • Project Management

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd Project Management

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    Discover the ultimate practical guide to effective project management.Packed with clear, expert advice, bold graphics, and bite-sized text, this beginner's guide to modern project management gives you the tools you need to run a project and manage a team in different locations/time zones.Inside the pages of this project management book, you'll find:- Practical, "how-to" approach that teaches you the skills you need to run a project successfully- New spreads with tools for project managing teams who are working remotely- Step-by-step instructions, tips, checklists, and "Ask yourself" features that show you how to make an impact- Tables, illustrations, "in-focus" panels, and real-life case studies that demonstrate and explain problem-solving, and how to build confidence and get resultsLearn how to improve your project management skills by defining a project brief, analysing stakeholders, and building a strong team. You'll also discover useful tips for initiating projects, delegating effectively, and achieving your goals on budget and on time - every time.Essential Managers Project Management shows you how to focus your energy, manage change in the workplace, and make an impact. Even in a time when remote- and flexible-working now plays a key role in business and management. It's the perfect book for managers of all levels.Whether it's negotiating, managing people, or improving your leadership skills, DK's Essential Managers series contains the know-how you need to be a more effective manager and hone your management style.

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  • Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation: Volume VI: International and Comparative Perspectives

    Oxford University Press Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation: Volume VI: International and Comparative Perspectives

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    Volume VI in the Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation series contains an interdisciplinary, selection of peer-reviewed papers written by international experts in the field. The volume contains nearly forty articles written by authors representing disciplines such as law, economics, accounting, taxation, environmental policy and political sciences. The articles were selected from papers presented at the Eighth Annual Global Conference on Environmental Taxation in October 2007 in Munich, Germany. The book is clearly structured with the articles divided into parts and organised by topic. Part 1 it features analysis of the effect of environmental tax policies on innovation, technology, and competitiveness, Part 2 on implementation issues, Part 3 on issues relating to energy and innovation, Part 4 on land use, planning, and conservation and Part 5 closes with papers dealing with international approaches to environmental taxation that use market-based instruments. The book and its sister volumes in the series are a unique and invaluable resource for anyone interested in the next generation of policy instruments for transitioning to sustainable economies.

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    £288.00

  • Catalyst: Using personal chemistry to convert contacts into contracts

    Little, Brown Book Group Catalyst: Using personal chemistry to convert contacts into contracts

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    Catalyst will transform your approach to networking, making it fun and infinitely more effective. A good business developer, prospector and networker knows how to create a positive connection with the people they meet. They are the catalyst that creates a chemical reaction between strangers, and they know how to convert these opportunities into new business.Louisa Clarke and David Kean have spent their careers catalysing strangers into contacts and converting contacts into clients - and even into friends. They have built successful businesses together using the proven techniques in this book, and they have helped hundreds of companies around the world win billions in new business by applying the same methods. Catalyst is full of illustrative anecdotes, hard-won wisdom and a step-by-step methodology. Whatever industry you work in, if you need more clients to buy your services and you're not sure how to find them, convince them or win them, this is the book for you. Follow this approach and new business will come. You might even make some friends along the way. For many people, networking, prospecting and selling are scary. If the word 'networking' makes you recoil, if the word 'prospecting' conjures up terrifying spectres of endless cold calls, and if you run for the hills at the mention of 'sales', this book will be balm for you. Because, whilst it doesn't make it effortless, it does make it easy. 'Catalyst is a manual for winning business in today's economy, recommended to anyone who wants to grow their client base. Catalyst is brimming with great advice and inspiration' - Annette King, CEO Publicis Groupe UK

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  • Jeopardy: The Danger of Playing It Safe on the Path to Success

    Little, Brown Book Group Jeopardy: The Danger of Playing It Safe on the Path to Success

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    'Wilfred's sheer ambition is an inspiration. We can all learn from it.' - Peter Bazalgette'Based on my career, Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones' approach to risk can produce huge dividends' - Nigel Travis, chairman of Dunkin' Brands and author of The Challenge CultureJeopardy is the single greatest catalyst for making things happen in life.In Jeopardy, award-winning entrepreneur Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones argues that our natural instinct for caution is one of the greatest barriers to making progress in life, and shows how embracing jeopardy is essential if you want to succeed.Drawing on a life that has taken him from a deprived childhood in inner-city Birmingham to becoming one of the nation's most famous farmers, he demonstrates how we can all go further in life by learning to escape the fears that stop us from achieving our ambitions.Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones is no stranger to jeopardy: he remortgaged his house in 2005 to launch his brand 'The Black Farmer' from nothing. Its products are now stocked in all major supermarkets and the business has an annual turnover of several million. In this book, he shows that only by embracing jeopardy, and liberating ourselves from the shackles of uncertainty and self-doubt, can we realise our full potential.What could you achieve, if you decided to stop letting fear hold you back?

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  • Statesmanship: The Best of the New Statesman, 1913-2019

    Orion Publishing Co Statesmanship: The Best of the New Statesman, 1913-2019

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    No British periodical or weekly magazine has a richer and more distinguished archive than the New Statesman, which has long been at the centre of British political and cultural life. If not quite at the centre, then at the most energetic, subversive end of the progressive centre-left. Kingsley Martin, editor of the New Statesman from 1930 to 1960, wrote that "life on the NS was always a battle. After all, I had been brought up as a dissenter and I tended to see all problems as moral issues."The magazine has notably recognized and published new writers and critics, as well as encouraged major careers. Many of the most notable political and cultural writers of the recent past have written for the New Statesman. Many have been on its staff or were associates of it: HG Wells, George Bernard Shaw, JM Keynes, VS Pritchett, Paul Johnson, Claire Tomalin, Christopher Hitchens and John Gray. The most significant intellectual and cultural currents of the age ripple through its pages. There is, too, a rich history of poetry and fiction and illustration and cartoons to draw on, from Low's sketches of the great and the good to the gonzo art of Ralph Steadman and the bold cover illustrations and caricatures of André Carrilho.The book is more than an anthology. It tells the story of the New Statesman, from the eve of the First World War to the long aftermath of 9/11 and the populist upheavals of today. It looks forward as well as back, offering a unique and unpredictable perspective on politics, literature and the world.

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  • The Coming Age of Imagination: How universal basic income will lead to an explosion of creativity

    Unbound The Coming Age of Imagination: How universal basic income will lead to an explosion of creativity

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    Every adult paid a living wage. No strings attached.Universal basic income is a very old idea that is fast becoming the radical idea of the twenty-first century. It could eradicate poverty and avoid a much-predicted dystopian future of automation and high unemployment – but it could also have an unexpected effect: an explosion of mass creativity.Phil Teer draws insights from the creative and entrepreneurial effects of basic income experiments and weaves them into stories of how the Romantic poets invented consumerism; artists regenerated cities like New York, Glasgow and Berlin; and creative geniuses like David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Kurt Vonnegut, Haruki Murakami and many others liberated their creative spirits and transformed their lives.The Coming Age of Imagination is a creative manifesto for universal basic income. When we no longer have to worry about money, we have the opportunity to be creative on a mass scale. Simply put, basic income changes everything.

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  • Master The Art of Trading: An Indispensable Guide to Investing

    Bonnier Books Ltd Master The Art of Trading: An Indispensable Guide to Investing

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    Master the Art of Trading is an accessible and engaging primer geared to help novice and established traders alike, equipping them to hit the ground running and to make an impact.Do you get confused between commodities and crypto? Do candlestick graphs make your eyes water? Have you ever wondered how psychology can give you an edge in the market? Master the Art of Trading is a new, comprehensive, up-to-the-minute primer that teaches readers all of this and more. Trading has never been more popular. From hobbyists to armchair investors to day-traders: in recent years we have seen a boom unlike anything before as people look to the markets, whether from home or the office. However without the right tools, training and techniques, these same people can often be a danger to themselves - and their pockets. In Master the Art of Trading trader, educator, and CEO of the wildly successful Mayfair Method, Lewis Daniels, offers a quick, easy, and comprehensive roadmap to trading. It explores the grand theories and behavioural economics underpinning the markets, from Elliot Wave Theory to Composite Man. It unpicks visual data, such as candlestick graphs and trend lines. It equips readers with the correct tools to make sense of the data and to make better trades. And it helps readers uncover their innate strengths, realise their propensity for risk, and discover what sort of trader they are - on order to optimise their behaviour to make them as effective as possible.

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  • Earn Money From Your Home: With short lets through Airbnb, Onefinestay, TripAdvisor, Misterbnb and other sites

    Little, Brown Book Group Earn Money From Your Home: With short lets through Airbnb, Onefinestay, TripAdvisor, Misterbnb and other sites

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    With the growth of online reservation platforms such as Airbnb, TripAdvisor, Wimdu, Booking.com and Onefinestay, people are able to offer accommodation to a huge audience of tourists as B&B hosts or as short break holiday accommodation providers - without using an agent. So earning money from your own home - whether it be letting a few bedrooms in your house, an investment property or a holiday home - has never been easier. However, to meet the demand and market your accommodation effectively as a host you will need basic knowledge and some professionalism. Good hosts get good reviews, which in turn attract more guests and increase your chances of success and financial reward. In easy-to-read sections you'll discover: How to get your property ready for a successful listingThe requirements of responsible hosting How Stayz, Homeaway, mrbnb and other reservation platforms workHow to set your room rate and monitor your bookings How to market your property internationally and at very little cost.This book will explain the issues as they apply to responsible hosting. It will give you the knowledge and confidence to become a successful accommodation provider..

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    £7.19

  • Outpacer: The Blueprint for Breakthrough Success in the Digital Era

    Ebury Publishing Outpacer: The Blueprint for Breakthrough Success in the Digital Era

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    Over the past decade a small number of companies have changed every aspect of how we live, work and play. These Outpacers have become enormous global businesses with companies like Google, Amazon, Netflix, Salesforce, Meta, Tesla and Apple all totally redefining what a successful organization looks and feels like.Each chapter in Outpacer focusses on an Outpacer characteristic required for organisational greatness and features examples of what it is and how to achieve it, including; how to structure your company's mission and vision, foster the right entrepreneurial culture, innovate, collaborate and utilise agile technology and data driven insights to drive continuous progress, deliver an exceptional customer experience and achieve outstanding results.Each Outpacer characteristic is illustrated by fascinating profiles of business leaders from companies such as Google, Amazon, Apple and Tesla who have driven phenomenal success, alongside profiles of the stars of film, tv, music and sport who share the same winning characteristic such as Reese Witherspoon, Jay Z and Sir Lewis Hamilton. The combination of business leaders and popular icons illustrate and inspire the reader helping them to learn how they too can lead an Outpacer business. This is not business as usual.

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    £18.00

  • Innovation is Everybody's Business: How to ignite, scale, and sustain innovation for competitive edge

    John Murray Press Innovation is Everybody's Business: How to ignite, scale, and sustain innovation for competitive edge

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    Tamara Ghandour, author, podcaster, keynote speaker and founder of innovation training company, LaunchStreet, used to believe that innovation was the domain of a select few, exclusive to certain industries, or relegated to a specific job role. But, as Tamara discovered in her 25 years of work and research, everybody has the capacity to innovate. It's a person's unique innovation style, which can be assessed and channelled, that can transform inertia into innovation.Drawing on eye-opening data from her proprietary Innovation Quotient Edge Assessment, Innovation is Everybody's Business is for those looking for solutions to the daily pain of "how do I prove my worth," a reality for many people whether they work in the C-Suite or on the front-lines. This book will resonate with those that recognize that being more innovative is their ticket to being indispensable. It is also for leaders under pressure to build a culture of innovation but don't know how. As organizations face pressure to innovate, the accountability for making it happen falls on senior and mid-level leaders. They are told what to do, but not how to do it. This book will give them a tool to build a team of innovators who make an impact every day in big and small ways.

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  • Get Out of Your Own Way: How to manage the most powerful person in your life – yourself

    Little, Brown Book Group Get Out of Your Own Way: How to manage the most powerful person in your life – yourself

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    Alan Hester's insightful statement will ring bells with many people. So many of us will regularly and repeatedly stop ourselves from doing what we most want to do. We will get in our own way. We may compare ourselves with more successful people and look for unfair advantages that they have and we don't. We may bemoan our luck or be plagued by any number of common conditions, such as starting something and not finishing it, making bad decisions or no decision at all. We may lack self-belief and think we don't deserve success, that we may be ridiculed or judged, that there is no point in even trying, or feel uncomfortable trying. These are just a few of the ways in which, through fear, ego and lack of confidence, we get in our own way. The author's argument is that although we may not be able to control certain events in our life, we can control our response to those events, and thereby decide the outcome. He has written this book so we can learn how to get out of our own way and become our own best adviser, motivator and friend.

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    £8.09

  • The Happy Inbox: How to Have a Stress-Free Relationship with Your Email and Overcome Your Communication Clutter

    Sourcebooks, Inc The Happy Inbox: How to Have a Stress-Free Relationship with Your Email and Overcome Your Communication Clutter

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    Get ready to learn how to conquer the distractions caused by information and communication overload, and how to get out from under "communication clutter," so you can live a life of choice—one of action, not reaction.Feeling buried by communication clutter is that it's that state of feeling like you are always owing return communication to someone. It's the subtle sense of anxiety caused by your backlog of email, taunting you with the little red indicators on the communication apps on your phone—texts, voicemails, missed calls, social media notifications—plus the mountain of outstanding email piling up in your inbox even as you read this.Want to live free of that feeling?! Get ready to dive in and live free of communication clutter! Positive results include:Reduced anxiety caused by digital and paper clutter.An ability to retrieve information you need quickly.The opportunity to spend less time managing communication clutter and more time working toward your goals!

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    £11.69

  • The Future of Sales: The 50+ Techniques, Tools, and Processes Used by Elite Salespeople

    Sourcebooks, Inc The Future of Sales: The 50+ Techniques, Tools, and Processes Used by Elite Salespeople

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    Headline Publishing Group Five Steps to Financial Wellbeing: How changing your relationship with money can change your whole life

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    Little, Brown Book Group Understanding and Interpreting Company Accounts: A practical guide to published accounts for non-specialists

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    Hodder & Stoughton The Number Bias: How numbers dominate our world and why that's a problem we need to fix

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    Quercus Publishing Copywriting Third Edition: Successful writing for design, advertising and marketing

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    Hodder & Stoughton Make Money While You Sleep: How to Turn Your Knowledge into Online Courses That Make You Money 24hrs a Day

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    Icon Books How to Fix Meetings: Meet Less, Focus on Outcomes and Get Stuff Done

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  • The Reset: Ideas to Change How We Work and Live

    Hodder & Stoughton The Reset: Ideas to Change How We Work and Live

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    "The Reset is a provocative guide to how we fit into an ecosystem' - The Financial Times ________________ Being busy isn't an Identity Perks aren't office Culture Profit isn't all we want from Business Loneliness shouldn't happen in a Community Inequality isn't inevitable in a City We can all shape Society From the award-winning author and Financial Times columnist Elizabeth Uviebinené, a fundamental rethink of how we work and live. Because if we're going to really benefit from the radical shift of 2020, we have to rethink how we fit into an ecosystem. Elizabeth started with a simple desire to explore our relationship with work, and how it was impacting our lives. It became clear if we want to reset how we work as individuals, we're going to need to reset the work culture we exist in, the businesses we work for, the communities we're a part of, the cities we live in and the society we can shape. We can't just rethink one strand of society; we need to rethink everything together. It's time for a Reset. The Reset is a short, digestible book for people who want to work better, and live better. Elizabeth addresses our urge to work differently, to work in a way that suits more parts of our lives. It's optimistic, positive and provocative, offering fresh perspectives on the way we live now, and a punchy idea for how we might live in the future. So what's possible now that would have seemed impossible before?Some people seek purpose in work. Others see work as a tool to live with purpose outside of work. Where do you sit on this scale?'An exciting, refreshing, curious read which addresses not just the future of work but how to fundamentally rethink the way we live' -EMMA GANNON, author of The Sunday Times bestseller The Multi-Hyphen Method "At a time when many of us are reconsidering our work/life balance in the long-term, it's an illuminating read." - Cosmopolitan"Uviebinené's passion about resetting how we live and work is infectious and eye-opening." - Marie Claire "This book made me stop and rethink my relationship with work. Elizabeth challenges us all to create a new social contract with trust, purpose and community at its heart. Where we work by design and not by default and in doing so, create a world of work that is more balanced, inclusive and better for everyone." - Helen Tupper, CEO of Amazing If and co-author of The Squiggly Careers The Reset features interviews from: Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London Alex Mahon, CEO of Channel 4 Ete Davies, CEO of Engine Group Rachel Botsman, Oxford University's first Trust fellow Sereena Abassi, Worldwide Head of Culture and Inclusion, M&C Saatchi Anna Whitehouse (Mother Pukka), flexible working campaigner Cassandra Stavrou, Founder of Proper Indy Johar, Founder of think tank Dark Matter Labs Nadia Whittome, Labour MP for Nottingham Pip Jameson, Founder of the Dots Karen Rosenkranz, trend forecaster and consultant Joanna Lyall, UK CEO of Brainlabs

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  • The Reset: Ideas to Change How We Work and Live

    Hodder & Stoughton The Reset: Ideas to Change How We Work and Live

    1 in stock

    Some people seek purpose in work. Others see work as a tool to live with purpose outside of work. Where do you sit on this scale?'An exciting, refreshing, curious read which addresses not just the future of work but how to fundamentally rethink the way we live' -EMMA GANNON, author of The Sunday Times bestseller The Multi-Hyphen Method"At a time when many of us are reconsidering our work/life balance in the long-term, it's an illuminating read." - Cosmopolitan"The Reset is a provocative guide to how we fit into an ecosystem' - The Financial Times"Uviebinené's passion about resetting how we live and work is infectious and eye-opening." - Marie Claire"This book made me stop and rethink my relationship with work. Elizabeth challenges us all to create a new social contract with trust, purpose and community at its heart. Where we work by design and not by default and in doing so, create a world of work that is more balanced, inclusive and better for everyone." - Helen Tupper, CEO of Amazing If and co-author of The Squiggly Careers________________Being busy isn't an IdentityPerks aren't office CultureProfit isn't all we want from BusinessLoneliness shouldn't happen in a CommunityInequality isn't inevitable in a CityWe can all shape Society From the award-winning author and Financial Times columnist Elizabeth Uviebinené, a fundamental rethink of how we work and live. Because if we're going to really benefit from the radical shift of 2020, we have to rethink how we fit into an ecosystem. Elizabeth started with a simple desire to explore our relationship with work, and how it was impacting our lives. It became clear if we want to reset how we work as individuals, we're going to need to reset the work culture we exist in, the businesses we work for, the communities we're a part of, the cities we live in and the society we can shape. We can't just rethink one strand of society; we need to rethink everything together. It's time for a Reset. The Reset is a short, digestible book for people who want to work better, and live better. Elizabeth addresses our urge to work differently, to work in a way that suits more parts of our lives. It's optimistic, positive and provocative, offering fresh perspectives on the way we live now, and a punchy idea for how we might live in the future. So what's possible now that would have seemed impossible before? The Reset features interviews from:Sadiq Khan, Mayor of LondonAlex Mahon, CEO of Channel 4Ete Davies, CEO of Engine GroupRachel Botsman, Oxford University's first Trust fellowSereena Abassi, Worldwide Head of Culture and Inclusion, M&C SaatchiAnna Whitehouse (Mother Pukka), flexible working campaignerCassandra Stavrou, Founder of ProperIndy Johar, Founder of think tank Dark Matter LabsNadia Whittome, Labour MP for NottinghamPip Jameson, Founder of the DotsKaren Rosenkranz, trend forecaster and consultantJoanna Lyall, UK CEO of Brainlabs

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    Little, Brown Book Group The Modern Shepherd: Leadership Lessons from the Desert

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    John Murray Press Hidden Games: The Surprising Power of Game Theory to Explain Irrational Human Behaviour

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    Profile Books Ltd A Worthwhile Medicine: How the world’s first cannabis-based medication was approved

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    In 2021, GW Pharmaceuticals plc was sold for $7.2 billion (£5.2 billion), but Dr Geoffrey Guy started it with just a licence from the UK Home Office and his personal cheque book. A Worthwhile Medicine tells the story of how and why he persuaded reluctant health regulators, sceptical investors and a conservative medical establishment that cannabis really could form the basis for a modern pharmaceutical - which he defines as 'a worthwhile medicine that can make money'. He had built up one publicly quoted pharmaceutical company only to have to step down from the top job after a failed attempt to float on the UK stock market. Undeterred, he started another venture after hearing heartrending tales of how multiple sclerosis sufferers were being denied symptom-relief because cannabis was a prohibited drug. He believed the answer was not to change the law and decriminalise recreational drugs but to create a licensed medicine from cannabis that doctors could prescribe safely for their patients. Looking to the future, Dr Guy has established a foundation to explore the exciting new area of quantum biology - the science of sub-atomic particles - which is completely changing our understanding of the ways in which all life functions.

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    Profile Books Ltd The Brompton: Engineering for Change

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    Ebury Publishing Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America – A Recent History

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    Oneworld Publications Is Capitalism Broken?

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    'We need to organise politically to defend the weak, empower the many and prepare the ground for reversing the absurdities of capitalism.' – Yanis Varoufakis 'Capitalism over the past twenty-five years has been an incredible moral good.' – David Brooks The Munk debate on capitalism There is a growing belief that the capitalist system no longer works. Inequality is rampant. The environment is being destroyed for profits. In some western nations, life expectancy is even falling. Political power is wielded by wealthy elites and big business, not the people. But for proponents of capitalism, it is the engine of progress, not just making all of us materially better off, but helping to address everything from women’s rights to political freedoms. We seem to stand at a crossroads: do we need to fix the system as a matter of urgency, or would it be better to hold our nerve?

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  • Crash Landing: The Inside Story Of How The World's Biggest Companies Survived An Economy On The Brink

    Hodder & Stoughton Crash Landing: The Inside Story Of How The World's Biggest Companies Survived An Economy On The Brink

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    It was the ultimate test for CEOs, and almost none of them saw it coming.__________In early March 2020, with the Dow Jones flirting with 30,000, the world's biggest companies were riding an eleven-year economic high. By the end of the month, millions would be out of work, iconic firms were begging for bailouts, and countless small businesses were in freefall. Slick consulting teams and country-club connections were suddenly of little use: business leaders were fumbling in the dark, tossing out long-term strategy and making decisions on the fly-decisions, they hoped, that might just save them.In Crash Landing, award-winning business journalist Liz Hoffman shows how the pandemic set the economy on fire-but if you look closely, the tinder was already there.Based on astonishing access inside some of the world's biggest and most iconic companies, this is a gripping account of the most remarkable period in modern economic history, revealing how they battled against an economic catastrophe for which there was no playbook: among them, AirBnB's Brian Chesky, blindsided by a virus in the middle of a high-stakes effort to go public; American Airlines's Doug Parker, shuttling between K Street and the White House, determined to secure a multi-billion-dollar bailout; and Ford's Jim Hackett, as his assembly lines went from churning out cars to ventilators.Crash Landing reveals the fear, grit, and gambles of the pandemic economy, while probing its implications for the future of work, corporate leadership, and capitalism itself, asking: Will this remarkable time give rise to newfound resilience, or become just anothercostly mistake to be forgotten?__________A gripping account of the financial carnage of the pandemic, revealing the fear, grit, and gambles that drove the economy's winners and losers.

    1 in stock

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  • The Business Writing Coach: Teach Yourself

    John Murray Press The Business Writing Coach: Teach Yourself

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    By the end of this book you will have be ready to lead at a higher level Discover your writing strengths and weaknesses Understand the key types of business writing Develop your skills Get the details right Make a positive impact on your business Other books help you talk the talk. The Teach Yourself Coach books helps you walk the walk. Who are you? * Anyone who wants to impress more and achieve more with their written communication at work Where will this book take you? * You will have new skills and knowledge, and be fully ready to use it in a specific writing project How does it work? * A combination of practical tried-and-tested advice, and unique interactive exercises When can you do it? * In your own time, at your own pace What else do you get? * Access to free online videos and printable resources Why Teach Yourself®? * Teach Yourself books are trusted around the world and have helped sixty million people achieve their goals

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  • The Courage to Advance: Real life resilience from the world's most successful women in business

    John Murray Press The Courage to Advance: Real life resilience from the world's most successful women in business

    1 in stock

    "Women's empowerment is the single biggest opportunity of the 21st century." Paul Polman, former CEO of Unilever plc Getting to the top in Business is never straightforward, especially as a woman.This powerful collection of stories reveals how the world's leading women in business have overcome some of life's biggest challenges to reach the top of their professions. This is a book written for every current and aspiring leader, revealing the things that leaders rarely talk about; the behind the scenes struggles.The women in these stories are powerful, internationally diverse and have impressive leadership accomplishments. They were brought together through one unifying experience: they have all completed the Harvard Business School Women on Boards program, a course that has turned into a movement. Today there are over 130 members of the WomenExecs on Boards network, from 17 countries. This is the network where organisations go to find educated, prepared, qualified and diverse women for corporate board seats.After reading this book you will be inspired to lead and make a difference for others whether it's running a company or leading a division, team, project, community event or your family and home. You will discover that you already have all you need to succeed when it gets hard, to never give up, and how to keep going through life's difficult and sometimes terrible challenges. These women want you to know that you are not alone, and that you can lean on the strength of those who have gone before you, keep leading and keep getting back up again.With a Foreword from Harvard Business School

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  • Gonzo Capitalism: How to Make Money in an Economy that Hates You

    Pan Macmillan Gonzo Capitalism: How to Make Money in an Economy that Hates You

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    From Chris Guillebeau, the New York Times bestselling author of The $100 Startup, comes a captivating guide that explains how to create new income streams and thrive in today's turbulent economy. The nine-to-five is dead. This is Gonzo Capitalism.'A must-read guide to the new economy. This book will help you navigate emerging paths to prosperity that you didn’t even know existed!'Ozan Varol, bestselling author of Think Like a Rocket ScientistBurdened with piling student debt, stagnant wages, and a rising cost of living, a growing number of enterprising individuals are abandoning the traditional nine-to-five model of modern work. Instead, they’re turning to an ecosystem of unregulated, decentralized platforms to build their own version of success.In Gonzo Capitalism, serial entrepreneur and self-help expert Chris Guillebeau explores this brave new world – from the tech workers working multiple jobs at once to the British teenager who earned $500,000 naming other people’s babies, to the global community of online gamers getting ‘paid to play’. Along the way, he shows you how our turbulent economy really works, and how to come up with your own unconventional ways to turn your time and talents into a better way of living.

    1 in stock

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