• 101 Things I Learned in Law School
    101 Things I Learned in Law School
    ISBN: 9781524762025
    Title: 101 Things I Learned in Law School

    This might be the most useful book law students ever read. Not because it contains the details of case law, but because it teaches them how to think like a lawyer. From the fundamentals of effective argument to the principles, structures, and assumptions underlying our legal system, 101 Things I Learned in Law School makes the impenetrable clear and the complex understandable. Illustrated lessons summarize landmark cases and illuminate a fascinating range of questions, including- * What is the difference between honesty and truthfulness? * Why is circumstantial evidence often better than direct evidence? * How does one find the proper sources to substantiate a legal argument? * Why do states deliberately pass unconstitutional laws? * How can testimony from a hostile witness be helpful? Written by an internationally experienced attorney and law instructor, 101 Things I Learned in Law School is a concise, highly readable resource for law students, graduates, professionals, and anyone else fascinated--or confused--by our legal system.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
  • 4 Hour Work Week (Vermilion Life Essentials)
    4 Hour Work Week (Vermilion Life Essentials)
    ISBN: 9781785043031
    Title: 4 Hour Work Week (Vermilion Life Essentials)

    The international bestseller on escaping the 9-5 and finding a new way of living

    Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan - there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint.

    This step-by-step guide to living the life you want reveals:

    * How Tim went from $40,000 dollars per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per MONTH and 4 hours per week
    * How to outsource your life and do whatever you want
    * How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours
    * How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent 'mini-retirements'

    This edition also includes:

    * More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point
    * Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating email and negotiating with bosses and clients
    * How lifestyle design principles can be used to live ambitiously in unpredictable economic times
    * The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Revised & Updated: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
    7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Revised & Updated: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
    ISBN: 9781760856823
    Title: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Revised & Updated: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

    One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for 30 years. It has transformed the lives of presidents and CEOs, educators and parents-in short, millions of people of all ages and occupations. Book jacket.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business
    Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business
    ISBN: 9780470941522
    Title: Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business

    There is a competitive advantage out there, arguably more powerful than any other. Is it superior strategy? Faster innovation? Smarter employees? No, New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni, argues that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre ones has little to do with what they know and how smart they are and more to do with how healthy they are. In this book, Lencioni brings together his vast experience and many of the themes cultivated in his other best-selling books and delivers a first: a cohesive and comprehensive exploration of the unique advantage organizational health provides.
    Simply put, an organization is healthy when it is whole, consistent and complete, when its management, operations and culture are unified.& Healthy organizations outperform their counterparts, are free of politics and confusion and provide an environment where star performers never want to leave. Lencioni's first non-fiction book provides leaders with a groundbreaking, approachable model for achieving organizational health'complete with stories, tips and anecdotes from his experiences consulting to some of the nation's leading organizations. In this age of informational ubiquity and nano-second change, it is no longer enough to build a competitive advantage based on intelligence alone. The Advantage provides a foundational construct for conducting business in a new way'one that maximizes human potential and aligns the organization around a common set of principles.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $53.00
  • Art of Business Wars: Secrets of Victory from History's Greatest Rivalries
    Art of Business Wars: Secrets of Victory from History's Greatest Rivalries
    ISBN: 9781529307016
    Title: Art of Business Wars: Secrets of Victory from History's Greatest Rivalries
    Author: BROWN DAVID

    Based on the chart-topping BUSINESS WARS podcast re-imagined using Sun Tzu's THE ART OF WAR as a guide, THE ART OF BUSINESS WARS features stories and lessons from history's greatest business rivalries revealing why some companies triumph while others crumble.

    Business is a fight for survival. In business as in war, leaders match their wills in pursuit of opposing outcomes, they devise strategies, and marshal resources for victory. Success can turn on the smallest of details; a single tactical blunder can topple an empire. Ultimately, one side triumphs - and victory is all that matters.

    In The Art of Business Wars, David Brown, host of the hit podcast Business Wars, masterfully frames some of the biggest business rivalries in history using revered Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu's insights and pragmatic advice. Each rivalry tells a story of combined wits, strategies, and resources. Brown chronicles the rise of companies as they vanquish rivals, formulate innovative plans, and adapt to keep up with shifting needs. The goal? Stay ahead of the competition and emerge victorious.

    By compiling powerful insights uncovered over hundreds of podcast episodes and more than a year of in-depth research, Brown has developed a formula for business intrigue rich in popular history. The stories in The Art of Business Wars will inspire you, and the lessons you can draw from them - about determination, ingenuity, patience, grit, subtlety, and other traits that contribute to a victorious enterprise - are invaluable, whether you're a creative freelancer or the CEO of a multinational manufacturer.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Art of People: the 11 Simple People Skills that Will Get You Everything You Want
    Art of People: the 11 Simple People Skills that Will Get You Everything You Want
    ISBN: 9780241250785
    Title: Art of People: the 11 Simple People Skills that Will Get You Everything You Want
    Author: KERPEN DAVE

    What does it take to win success and influence? In a world where we are constantly connected, it's those with the best people skills who win the day. Those who build the right relationships. Those who truly understand and connect with their colleagues, their customers, their partners. Those who others like, respect and trust. The Art of People reveals the eleven people skills that will get you more of what you want at work, at home and in life. Accessible, easy to execute and often counter-intuitive, these include: - The single most important question you can ever ask to win attention in a meeting - Why it usually pays to be the one to give the bad news - How to get everyone to want to be around you, with one word No matter who you are or what profession you're in, The Art of People will show you how to charm and win over anyone. 'This book is like How to Win Friends and Influence People - only better suited for today's world' - ADAM GRANT, author of Give and Take and Originals 'People skills can't be computerized, outsourced, or reduced to a rubric. That's why The Art of People is more important now than ever - it will teach you a set of irreplaceable skills that will help you in every area of your life' - DANIEL H. PINK, author of To Sell Is Human and Drive

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Art of War the Ancient Classic
    Art of War the Ancient Classic
    ISBN: 9780857080097
    Title: Art of War the Ancient Classic
    Author: SUN-TZU

    The Art of War is an ancient classic that remains an international bestselling business self-help manual to this day. Its central message of winning without conflict is as pertinent now as it was 2,500 years ago. The Art of War brings a different way of seeing conflict, transcending the instinctual 'fight for your life' approach. With enough intelligence, it says, a conflict can be prevented from developing into something nasty - or developing at all. It is possible to conquer with a minimum of force and little destruction. Such an outcome we would describe today as 'win-win', not just defeating a person in an argument (force) but bringing him or her over to our way of thinking.This deluxe hardback edition also includes an introduction by Tom Butler-Bowdon, drawing comparisons and lessons for modern day business leaders from the text.It includes: The complete, unedited and unabridged text from 300 BC Strategies for survival and success in difficult times Advice on how to conquer with minimal destruction and conflict An introduction from Tom Butler Brown, the personal development literature expert

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $24.00
  • As a Man Thinketh: The Complete Original Edition
    As a Man Thinketh: The Complete Original Edition
    ISBN: 9781250780041
    Title: As a Man Thinketh: The Complete Original Edition
    Author: ALLEN JAMES

    James Allen's classic guide to harnessing the power of your own mind Also includes the bonus book From Poverty to Power In As A Man Thinketh, New Thought teacher James Allen reveals the fundamental truth of human nature: "A man is literally what he thinks." Allen’s deceptively simple principle has changed the lives of millions of readers, making As A Man Thinketh a classic bestseller for decades. In addition to the original text of As A Man Thinketh, this edition also includes Allen’s deeply thoughtful work From Poverty to Power. Allen explains that our character, identity, ability, and success are all determined by the thoughts in our minds. Instead of finding ourselves victims of the world, each of us has the ability to shape and define our own destinies. Finances, health, social status, and success are all external manifestations of the thoughts that populate our minds. Allen offers his readers an opportunity to seize control of their minds and create the lives they’ve always imagined. This edition of As A Man Thinketh is part of the new Basics of Success series, a collection of everyday guidebooks for everyone looking to improve their life.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
  • Awaken the Giant Within
    Awaken the Giant Within
    ISBN: 9780743409384
    Title: Awaken the Giant Within

    FROM THE MASTER OF PERSONAL POWER -- A DATE WITH DESTINY... "I know that no matter where you are in your life, you want more! No matter how well you're already doing or how challenged you now may be, deep inside you there lies a belief that your experience of life can and will be much greater than it already is. You are destined for your own unique form of greatness..." Anthony Robbins already has unlocked the personal power inside millions of people worldwide. Now in this revolutionary new audio production based on his enormously popular Date with Destiny(TM) seminars, Robbins unleashes the sleeping giant that lies within all of us -- teaching us to harness our untapped abilities, talents and skills. The ultimate program for improving the quality of every aspect of your life -- personal or business, physical or emotional -- "Awaken the Giant Within" gives you the tools you need to immediately become master of your own fate.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
  • Backable: Surprising Truth Behind What Makes People Take a Bet on You
    Backable: Surprising Truth Behind What Makes People Take a Bet on You
    ISBN: 9781913068356
    Title: Backable: Surprising Truth Behind What Makes People Take a Bet on You
    Author: GUPTA SUNEEL

    'The most successful people aren't just brilliant . . . they're backable. This is the quality I look for most in leaders I recruit and entrepreneurs I fund - now I have a great name for it and a playbook for what it takes. Whether you want to get ahead inside a company or build a start-up from the ground up, this fascinating book is a must-read.'
    - Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn

    No one ever makes it alone. What is it about certain people that makes us want to take a bet on them?

    As it turns out, it's not what you think. Backability is not driven by having the best experience, the finest pedigree or the most innovative ideas. In fact, many highly successful people are backed long before they are qualified. We tend to view these people as lucky. But the decision to back them is neither an accident nor a mistake, and rarely the result of good luck.

    Drawing from his own business experience, countless interviews with some of tech's biggest innovators and compelling case studies of classic success stories such as Howard Schultz and Elon Musk, Gupta breaks down the qualities of backable people.

    Backable pulls back the curtain on the elusive x-factor that some people just seem to have and offers concrete tools like crafting the right pitch and scaling the vision for a project. Anyone from aspiring entrepreneurs to start-up stars can master these skills and jumpstart their next big idea.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Barefoot Investor for Families
    Barefoot Investor for Families
    ISBN: 9781460756874
    Title: Barefoot Investor for Families
    Author: PAPE SCOTT

    The new book from Scott Pape, the Barefoot Investor. The Barefoot Investor: The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need is a phenomenon, sprinting through one million copies to become one of the best selling Australian books ever. Why is it so successful? It's simple, funny and practical. And it has changed people's lives.

    The eagerly anticipated follow-up, The Barefoot Investor for Families, sticks to the same script. It's aimed fairly and squarely at parents, grandparents, and basically anyone who read that book and said:

    'Why the hell wasn't I taught this years ago?'

    Scott lays out ten money milestones kids need to have nailed before they leave home, and it's all structured around one family 'money meal' each week (so roughly 20 minutes).

    If you follow the roadmap, with tailor-made lessons for each age group, your kids will know how to do things like:

    Learn the life-changing value of hard work

    Set up a fee-free bank account (or jam jars!)

    Go on a Treasure Hunt around the house, and sell some of their 'stuff' second-hand

    Save your parents $100 on household bills

    Even ...

    Learn to cook at least two low-cost, delicious, nutritious meals from scratch.

    Scott's mission is to make sure your kids are financially strong so they never, ever get sucked into the traps that middle-aged bankers have devised to rob them of their money and their confidence.

    There are only ten things every kid needs to know about money, and you can teach them over dinner, once a week.

    It's that simple.

    Start now - it's never too early or too late.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Belonging The Key to Transforming and Maintaining Diversity, Inclusion & Equality at Work
    Belonging The Key to Transforming and Maintaining Diversity, Inclusion & Equality at Work
    ISBN: 9781472979612
    Title: Belonging The Key to Transforming and Maintaining Diversity, Inclusion & Equality at Work

    There's never been more discussion around diversity and inclusion in the workplace. From gender pay gaps and the #MeToo movement to Black Lives Matter, it seems that every organization has finally recognised that lasting change needs to happen.
    Various studies show that the most successful and productive senior management teams are those which are truly diverse and eclectic. Yet there remains only 8 female CEOs of FTSE 100 boards, and only 10 BAME people working in leadership roles across companies in the FTSE 100.
    While there has been a clear shift in attitudes, actual progress towards more inclusive workspaces has been excruciatingly slow and, in some cases, has grinded to a halt. Following extensive research and interviews at over 200 international businesses, Kathryn Jacob, Sue Unerman and Mark Edwards have discovered one major problem that is holding back the move towards greater diversity- why aren't the men getting involved?
    Most men are not engaged with D&I initiatives in the workplace o at one extreme they may be feeling actively hostile and threatened by the changing cultural landscape. But others may be unmotivated to change o recognising the abstract benefits of diversity but not realising what's in it for them. The time for change is long past. Belonging ?is the call to action we need today--the tool to turn the men in power into allies as we battle discrimination, harassment, pay gaps, and structural racism and patriarchy at every level of the workplace. The lessons in this book will help us work together to build a better workplace where everyone feels they belong.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $43.00
  • Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition: How to Create Uncontested Market Space & Make the Competition Irrelevant
    Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition: How to Create Uncontested Market Space & Make the Competition Irrelevant
    ISBN: 9781625274496
    Title: Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition: How to Create Uncontested Market Space & Make the Competition Irrelevant

    The global phenomenon that has sold 3.5 million copies, is published in a record-breaking 43 languages and is a bestseller across five continents--now updated and expanded with new content
    This global bestseller, embraced by organizations and industries worldwide, challenges everything you thought you knew about the requirements for strategic success. Now updated with fresh content from the authors, "Blue Ocean Strategy" argues that cutthroat competition results in nothing but a bloody red ocean of rivals fighting over a shrinking profit pool. Based on a study of 150 strategic moves (spanning more than 100 years across 30 industries), the authors argue that lasting success comes not from battling competitors but from creating "blue oceans"--untapped new market spaces ripe for growth.
    "Blue Ocean Strategy" presents a systematic approach to making the competition irrelevant and outlines principles and tools any organization can use to create and capture their own blue oceans. This expanded edition includes:
    - A new preface by the authors: Help My Ocean Is Turning Red
    - Updates on all cases and examples in the book, bringing their stories up to the present time
    - Two new chapters and an expanded third one--Alignment, Renewal, and Red Ocean Traps--that address the most pressing questions readers have asked over the past 10 years
    A landmark work that upends traditional thinking about strategy, this bestselling book charts a bold new path to winning the future. Consider this your guide to creating uncontested market space--and making the competition irrelevant.
    To learn more about the power of blue ocean strategy, visit blueoceanstrategy.com. There you'll find all the resources you need--from ideas in practice and cases from government and private industry, to teaching materials, mobile apps, real-time updates, and tips and tools to help you make your blue ocean journey a success.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
  • Book of Trespass: Climbing the Fences That Divide England
    Book of Trespass: Climbing the Fences That Divide England
    ISBN: 9781526604699
    Title: Book of Trespass: Climbing the Fences That Divide England
    Author: HAYES NICK

    'What a brilliant, passionate and political book this is, by a young writer-walker-activist who is also a dazzlingly gifted artist. It tells o through story, exploration, evocation o the history of trespass (and therefore of freedom) in Britain and beyond, while also making a powerful case for future change. It is bold and brave, as well as beautiful; Hayes's voice is warm, funny, smart and inspiring. The Book of Trespass will make you see landscapes differently' ROBERT MACFARLANE
    The vast majority of our country is entirely unknown to us because we are banned from setting foot on it. By law of trespass, we are excluded from 92 per cent of the land and 97 per cent of its waterways, blocked by walls whose legitimacy is rarely questioned. But behind them lies a story of enclosure, exploitation and dispossession of public rights whose effects last to this day.
    The Book of Trespass takes us on a journey over the walls of England, into the thousands of square miles of rivers, woodland, lakes and meadows that are blocked from public access. By trespassing the land of the media magnates, Lords, politicians and private corporations that own England, Nick Hayes argues that the root of social inequality is the uneven distribution of land.
    Weaving together the stories of poachers, vagabonds, gypsies, witches, hippies, ravers, ramblers, migrants and protestors, and charting acts of civil disobedience that challenge orthodox power at its heart, The Book of Trespass will transform the way you see England.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $49.00
  • Brick by Brick: How LEGO Rewrote the Rules of Innovation & Conquered the Global Toy Industry
    Brick by Brick: How LEGO Rewrote the Rules of Innovation & Conquered the Global Toy Industry
    ISBN: 9780307951618
    Title: Brick by Brick: How LEGO Rewrote the Rules of Innovation & Conquered the Global Toy Industry

    Sometimes radical yet always applicable, Brick by Brick abounds with real-world lessons for unleashing breakthrough innovation in your organization, using LEGO--which experienced one of the most remarkable business transformations in recent history--as a business model.

    As LEGO failed to keep pace with the revolutionary changes in kids' lives and began sliding into irrelevance, the company's leaders implemented some of the business world's most widely espoused prescriptions for boosting innovation. Ironically, these changes pushed the iconic toymaker to the brink of bankruptcy, showing that what works in theory can fail spectacularly in the brutally competitive global economy.

    It took a new LEGO management team--faced with the growing rage for electronic toys, few barriers to entry, and ultra-demanding consumers (ten-year old boys)--to reinvent the innovation rule book and transform LEGO into one of the world's most profitable, fastest-growing companies.

    Along the way, Brick by Brick reveals how LEGO:

    - Became truly customer-driven by co-creating with kids as well as its passionate adult fans
    - Looked beyond products and learned to leverage a full-spectrum approach to innovation
    - Opened its innovation process by using both the "wisdom of crowds" and the expertise of elite cliques
    - Discovered uncontested, "blue ocean" markets, even as it thrived in brutally competitive red oceans
    - Gave its world-class design teams enough space to create and direction to deliver built a culture where profitable innovation flourishes

    Whether you're a senior executive looking to make your company grow, an entrepreneur building a startup from scratch, or a fan who wants to instill some of that LEGO magic in your career, you'll learn how to build your own innovation advantage, brick by brick.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00

  • Business Model Generation
    Business Model Generation
    ISBN: 9780470876411
    Title: Business Model Generation

    Business Model Generation is a handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers striving to defy outmoded business models and design tomorrow's enterprises. If your organization needs to adapt to harsh new realities, but you don't yet have a strategy that will get you out in front of your competitors, you need Business Model Generation. Co-created by 470 ""Business Model Canvas"" practitioners from 45 countries, the book features a beautiful, highly visual, 4-color design that takes powerful strategic ideas and tools, and makes them easy to implement in your organization. It explains the most common Business Model patterns, based on concepts from leading business thinkers, and helps you reinterpret them for your own context. You will learn how to systematically understand, design, and implement a game-changing business model--or analyze and renovate an old one. Along the way, you'll understand at a much deeper level your customers, distribution channels, partners, revenue streams, costs, and your core value proposition. Business Model Generation features practical innovation techniques used today by leading consultants and companies worldwide, including 3M, Ericsson, Capgemini, Deloitte, and others. Designed for doers, it is for those ready to abandon outmoded thinking and embrace new models of value creation: for executives, consultants, entrepreneurs, and leaders of all organizations. If you're ready to change the rules, you belong to ""the business model generation!""

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $71.00
  • Business Model Shifts: Six Ways to Create New Value for Customers
    Business Model Shifts: Six Ways to Create New Value for Customers
    ISBN: 9781119525349
    Title: Business Model Shifts: Six Ways to Create New Value for Customers

    Six ways to create new value for customers

    Uber and Lyft took over the streets in San Francisco, providing a seamless and frictionless experience to get around. Few yellow taxis are left to serve tourists. Amazon shifted its business model from selling books to delivering convenience 24/7 at attractive prices. Driven by the viewing behaviors of their users, Netflixshifted from renting and shipping DVDs to producing original content like "Narcos."

    All of these changes are business model shifts. A shift is a deliberate and systematic move towards more relevance and value for customers. Business Model Shifts is a collection of stories about value creation, sharing inspiration and insights from more than 100 leading business models. The collection of stories is organized in six ways to create new value for customers:

    1. The Services Shift: the move from product towards services that get the job done for customers
    2. The Stakeholder Shift: the move from a shareholder orientation towards creating value for all stakeholders
    3. The Digital Shift: the move from fragmented business operations towards always being connected to customers and their needs
    4. The Platform Shift: the move from underserved towards directly connecting people to exchange value
    5. The Exponential Shift: the move from improving 10% towards exponential thinking and 10x growth
    6. The Circular Shift: the move from take-make-dispose towards restorative, regenerative, and circular value creation

    Each of the shifts is presented in a visual way, revealing the essence of value creation. This book triggers you to think and act strategically, shows what you can learn from business models inside and outside your industry, and urges you to apply those learnings to make your own shift. Now is the time Are you ready to shift your business model towards more relevance and value for your customers?

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $67.00
  • Change
    ISBN: 9781529373370
    Title: Change

    A remarkable and important guide to effecting change in our individual lives, businesses, societies - and beyond' JONAH BERGER, bestselling author of Contagious How did movements like the Arab Spring and Black Lives Matter take off when they did? How did Lord Kitchener recruit 2,000,000 volunteers at the start of World War I? Why did Twitter take hold while Google+ has failed? What surprising lessons can we learn from Covid 19? From the spread of Covid-19 to the rise of political polarization, from implicit bias to genetically modified food, from NASA to Netflix - it's time to think differently about how change works. Professor Damon Centola is the world expert in the new science of networks. His ground-breaking research across areas as disparate as voting, health, technology and finance has highlighted powerful and highly effective new ways to ensure lasting change. In this book, Centola distils over a decade of deep experience into a fascinating new theory that challenges previous assumptions that new ideas are either contagious or not. Change shows that beliefs and behaviours are not transmitted from person to person in the simple way that a virus is. The real story of social change is more complex and much more interesting. When we are exposed to a new idea, our social networks guide our responses in striking and surprising ways. Drawing on deep-yet-accessible research and fascinating examples, Change presents a paradigm-shifting new science for understanding what drives change, recognising our blind spots and how we can change the world around us.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Chinese Way in Business The Secrets of Successful Business Dealings in China
    Chinese Way in Business The Secrets of Successful Business Dealings in China
    ISBN: 9780804843508
    Title: Chinese Way in Business The Secrets of Successful Business Dealings in China

    This book is a comprehensive, expert guide to doing business in China

    Western technology, management expertise and capital have fueled an incredible expansion of China's economy. Trade with China is at an all-time high, and so are the numbers of Westerners traveling to China for business. Business from China has also picked up as Chinese firms look to expand abroad. Understanding the ins and outs of the confusing and often contradictory Chinese business culture can lend an enormous advantage. The Chinese Way in Business is an invaluable tool that teaches Westerners the basic Chinese philosophy of doing business and how to cultivate strong personal relationships with Chinese business people and Chinese nationals.

    The author, Boye Lafayette De Mente worked in Asia for over thirty years as a journalist and business consultant and has long been considered an authority on East Asian business. In this book, he reveals the historical factors, collective traits and individual qualities that determine how the Chinese do business today, and the direction their economy will take in the future. His is a true insider's view--whether the topic is the legal framework for business development, or the importance of social relationships to successful business dealings in China.

    The book is broken into ten key parts:

    • Introduction: The Land and the People--includes an overview of Chinese ethnicity and the languages of China
    • Part One: Return of the Central Kingdom--an extensive overview of recent events and new technologies in China
    • Part Two: The Historical Perspective--Chinese philosophy and the Chinese mindset from antiquity to modern times
    • Part Three: Doing Business in China--A detailed analysis of the nuts and bolts of Chinese Business
    • Part Four: Key Concepts in Chinese Business--Concepts native to China such as Guanxi (relationships) that drive Chinese business practice
    • Part Five: Additional Business Vocabulary
    • Part Six: Glossary of Useful Terms--designed for quick referencing
    • Part Seven: Internet Gateways to China--An overview of the dynamic online world in China
    • Part Eight: Miscellaneous Information--contains information about English Language Publications and Weather Patterns
    • Part Nine: Learning Some New Skills--Classical Chinese techniques which might benefit Western business people

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • Climate of Hope How Cities, Businesses, & Citizens can Save the Planet
    Climate of Hope How Cities, Businesses, & Citizens can Save the Planet
    ISBN: 9781250142085
    Title: Climate of Hope How Cities, Businesses, & Citizens can Save the Planet

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Company of One Why Staying Small Is the Next Big Thing for Business
    Company of One Why Staying Small Is the Next Big Thing for Business
    ISBN: 9780241470466
    Title: Company of One Why Staying Small Is the Next Big Thing for Business
    Author: JARVIS PAUL

    What if the real key to a richer and more fulfilling career was not to create and scale a new start-up, but rather, to be able to work for yourself, determine your own hours, and become a (highly profitable) and sustainable company of one? Suppose the better--and smarter--solution is simply to remain small? This book explains how to do just that.

    Company of One is a refreshingly new approach centered on staying small and avoiding growth, for any size business. Not as a freelancer who only gets paid on a per piece basis, and not as an entrepreneurial start-up that wants to scale as soon as possible, but as a small business that is deliberately committed to staying that way. By staying small, one can have freedom to pursue more meaningful pleasures in life, and avoid the headaches that result from dealing with employees, long meetings, or worrying about expansion. Company of One introduces this unique business strategy and explains how to make it work for you, including how to generate cash flow on an ongoing basis.

    Paul Jarvis left the corporate world when he realized that working in a high-pressure, high profile world was not his idea of success. Instead, he now works for himself out of his home on a small, lush island off of Vancouver, and lives a much more rewarding and productive life. He no longer has to contend with an environment that constantly demands more productivity, more output, and more growth.

    In Company of One, Jarvis explains how you can find the right pathway to do the same, including planning how to set up your shop, determining your desired revenues, dealing with unexpected crises, keeping your key clients happy, and of course, doing all of this on your own.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00

  • Concise 33 Strategies of War
    Concise 33 Strategies of War
    ISBN: 9781861979988
    Title: Concise 33 Strategies of War

    The third in Robert Greene's bestselling series is now available in a pocket sized concise edition. Following 48 Laws of Power and The Concise Art of Seduction, here is a brilliant distillation of the strategies of war to help you wage triumphant battles everyday.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • Concise Laws of Human Nature
    Concise Laws of Human Nature
    ISBN: 9781788161565
    Title: Concise Laws of Human Nature

    Robert Greene is a master guide for millions of readers, distilling ancient wisdom and philosophy into essential texts for seekers of power, understanding and mastery. Now he turns to the most important subject of all - understanding people's drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves.

    We are social animals. Our very lives depend on our relationships with people. Knowing why people do what they do is the most important tool we can possess, without which our other talents can only take us so far. Drawing from the ideas and examples of Pericles, Queen Elizabeth I, Martin Luther King Jr, and many others, Greene teaches us how to detach ourselves from our own emotions and master self-control, how to develop the empathy that leads to insight, how to look behind people's masks, and how to resist conformity to develop your singular sense of purpose.

    Whether at work, in relationships, or in shaping the world around you, The Concise Laws of Human Nature offers brilliant tactics for success, self-improvement, and self-defence.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • Concise Mastery
    Concise Mastery
    ISBN: 9781846681561
    Title: Concise Mastery

    A concise guide to living by your own rules (and a radical new guide to achieving greatness) from Robert Greene, author of international bestseller The 48 Laws of Power.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • Conscious Leadership: 20 Thought-Provoking Lessons
    Conscious Leadership: 20 Thought-Provoking Lessons
    ISBN: 9781781319321
    Title: Conscious Leadership: 20 Thought-Provoking Lessons

    Be the change.&

    Whether you lead a business of thousands, are at the start of your entrepreneurial journey, or are a professional, teacher, parent or student,& Conscious Leadershipchallenges you to be aware, awake and connected as you boldly take on your future.&
    In 20 proactive lessons - each including powerful practices and exercises - Neil Seligman provides you with the essential tools to increase your emotional intelligence, build stress-resilience and lead yourself and others with greater compassion, clarity and joy.
    • Discover what it takes for leadership to be& truly conscious.&
    • Feel the transformative effect of deepening& self-knowledge.
    • Draw on mindfulness techniques to develop poise and presence.&
    • Align your ambition with your values, purpose and identity.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
  • Consensus Building Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Reaching Agreement
    Consensus Building Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Reaching Agreement
    ISBN: 9780761908449
    Title: Consensus Building Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Reaching Agreement

    This practical guide for group decision-making is designed for people and organizations wishing to operate on a consensus basis. The handbook: stresses the advantages of informal, common sense approaches to working together; describes how any group can put these approaches into practice; and relates numerous examples of situations in which such approaches have been applied. Part One focuses on establishing the ground rules for making decisions and running an organization on a consensual basis. Part Two consists of 17 chapters which describe the various phases, facets and forms of consensus building. Part Three contains 17 case studies - cross referenced to the chapters in Part Two - which illustrate the many applications of, and variations to, consensus building. The cases are accompanied by commentaries.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $442.00
  • Creative Selection: Inside Apple's Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs
    Creative Selection: Inside Apple's Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs
    ISBN: 9781529004717
    Title: Creative Selection: Inside Apple's Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs
    Author: KOCIENDA KEN

    An insider's account of Apple's creative process during the golden years of Steve Jobs.Hundreds of millions of people use Apple products every day; several thousand work on Apple's campus in Cupertino, California; but only a handful sit at the drawing board. Creative Selection recounts the life of one of the few who worked behind the scenes, a highly-respected software engineer who worked in the final years of the Steve Jobs era, the Golden Age of Apple.Ken Kocienda offers an inside look at Apple's creative process. For fifteen years, he was on the ground floor of the company as a specialist, directly responsible for experimenting with novel user interface concepts and writing powerful, easy-to-use software for products including the iPhone, the iPad and the Safari web browser. His stories explain the symbiotic relationship between software and product development for those who have never dreamed of programming a computer, and reveal what it was like to work on the cutting edge of technology at one of the world's most admired companies.Kocienda shares moments of struggle and success, crisis and collaboration, illuminating each with lessons learned over his Apple career. He introduces the essential elements of innovation, inspiration, collaboration, craft, diligence, decisiveness, taste, and empathy, and uses these as a lens through which to understand productive work culture.An insider's tale of creativity and innovation at Apple, Creative Selection shows readers how a small group of people developed an evolutionary design model, and how they used this methodology to make groundbreaking and intuitive software which countless millions use every day.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High 2ed
    Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High 2ed
    ISBN: 9780071771320
    Title: Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High 2ed

    Crucial conversations has dominated the New York times bestseller list for 10 years ... and counting. The long-awaited second edition is exactly what's needed to help professionals keep with today's faster-paced, higher-stakes business environment where every conversation, every relationship, is more crucial than ever. New dialogues in this 2nd edition provide contemporary, high impact situations that occur in everyday business negotiations when emotions often run high and opinions vary. It explains how to transform negative feelings into powerful dialogue; make it safe to talk about almost anything; be persuasive and not abrasive; improve professional and personal relationships; and have a positive impact on workplace productivity, quality, and safety.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $44.00
  • Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups
    Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups
    ISBN: 9781847941275
    Title: Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups
    Author: COYLE DANIEL

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The& author of The Talent Code& unlocks the secrets of highly successful groups and provides tomorrow's leaders with the tools to build a cohesive, motivated culture.


    Where does great culture come from? How do you build and sustain it in your group, or strengthen a culture that needs fixing?

    In The Culture Code, Daniel Coyle goes inside some of the world's most successful organizations--including the U.S. Navy's SEAL Team Six, IDEO, and the San Antonio Spurs--and reveals what makes them tick. He demystifies the culture-building process by identifying three key skills that generate cohesion and cooperation, and explains how diverse groups learn to function with a single mind. Drawing on examples that range from Internet retailer Zappos to the comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade to a daring gang of jewel thieves, Coyle offers specific strategies that trigger learning, spark collaboration, build trust, and drive positive change. Coyle unearths helpful stories of failure that illustrate what not to do, troubleshoots common pitfalls, and shares advice about reforming a toxic culture. Combining leading-edge science, on-the-ground insights from world-class leaders, and practical ideas for action, The Culture Code offers a roadmap for creating an environment where innovation flourishes, problems get solved, and expectations are exceeded.

    Culture is not something you are--it's something you do. The Culture Code puts the power in your hands. No matter the size of your group or your goal, this book can teach you the principles of cultural chemistry that transform individuals into teams that can accomplish amazing things together.

    Praise for The Culture Code

    "I've been waiting years for someone to write this book--I've built it up in my mind into something extraordinary. But it is even better than I imagined. Daniel Coyle has produced a truly brilliant, mesmerizing read that demystifies the magic of great groups. It blows all other books on culture right out of the water."--Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Option B, Originals, and Give and Take

    "If you want to understand how successful groups work--the signals they transmit, the language they speak, the cues that foster creativity--you won't find a more essential guide than The Culture Code."--Charles Duhigg, New York Times bestselling author of The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Decision Book: Fifty Models for Strategic Thinking
    Decision Book: Fifty Models for Strategic Thinking
    ISBN: 9781781259542
    Title: Decision Book: Fifty Models for Strategic Thinking

    Most of us face the same questions every day: What do I want? And how can I get it? How can I live more happily and work more efficiently?This updated edition of the international bestseller distils into a single volume the fifty best decision-making models used on MBA courses, and elsewhere, that will help you tackle these important questions - from the well known (the Eisenhower matrix for time management) to the less familiar but equally useful (the Swiss Cheese model). It will even show you how to remember everything you will have learned by the end of it. Stylish and compact, this little black book is a powerful asset. Whether you need to plot a presentation, assess someone's business idea or get to know yourself better, this unique guide will help you simplify any problem and take steps towards the right decision.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $28.00
  • Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
    Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
    ISBN: 9780349411903
    Title: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
    Author: NEWPORT CAL

    Many modern knowledge workers now spend most of their brain power battling distraction and interruption, whether because of the incessant pinging of devices, noisy open-plan offices or the difficulty of deciding what deserves your attention the most.

    When Cal Newport coined the term 'deep work' on his popular blog, Study Hacks, in 2012, he found the concept quickly hit a nerve. Most of us, after all, are excruciatingly familiar with shallow work instead - distractedly skimming the surface of our workload and never getting to the important part. Newport began exploring the methods and mindset that foster a practice of distraction-free productivity at work, and now, in DEEP WORK, he shows how anyone can achieve this elusive state.

    Through revealing portraits of both historical and modern-day thinkers, academics and leaders in the fields of technology, science and culture, and their deep work habits, Newport shares an inspiring collection of tools to wring every last drop of value out of your intellectual capacity. He explains why mastering this shift in work practices is crucial for anyone who intends to stay ahead in a complex information economy, and how to systematically train the mind to focus. Put simply: developing and cultivating a deep work practice is one of the best decisions we can make in an increasingly distracted world.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Design Thinking Life Playbook: Empower Yourself, Embrace Change, & Visualize a Joyful Life
    Design Thinking Life Playbook: Empower Yourself, Embrace Change, & Visualize a Joyful Life
    ISBN: 9781119682240
    Title: Design Thinking Life Playbook: Empower Yourself, Embrace Change, & Visualize a Joyful Life

    The Design Thinking Life Playbook is for anyone who wants to have a fulfilling and joyful future. It's for all those who want to initiate change through self-empowerment and have the courage to think, act, and take advantage of their opportunities proactively.

    Whether you want to change your career, form healthier, stronger relationships, or plan the next stages of your life, this book will guide you to something better.

    Authors Michael Lewrick, Larry Leifer, and Jean-Paul Thommen are leading design thinking experts in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Michael Lewrick, Ph.D., is a featured speaker and teaches design thinking at various universities. With Leifer, Lewrick co-authored the international bestseller The Design Thinking Playbook as well as The Design Thinking Toolbox. Stanford Professor Larry Leifer, Ph.D., is one of the most influential personalities and pioneers in design thinking. Professor Jean-Paul Thommen, Ph.D., from the University of Zurich, is an expert on leadership, organizational development, and business ethics.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $55.00
  • Design Thinking Toolbox: A Guide to Mastering the Most Popular & Valuable Innovation Methods
    Design Thinking Toolbox: A Guide to Mastering the Most Popular & Valuable Innovation Methods
    ISBN: 9781119629191
    Title: Design Thinking Toolbox: A Guide to Mastering the Most Popular & Valuable Innovation Methods

    How to use the Design Thinking Tools

    A practical guide to make innovation happen

    The Design Thinking Toolbox explains the most important tools and methods to put Design Thinking into action. Based on the largest international survey on the use of design thinking, the most popular methods are described in four pages each by an expert from the global Design Thinking community. If you are involved in innovation, leadership, or design, these are tools you need. Simple instructions, expert tips, templates, and images help you implement each tool or method.

    • Quickly and comprehensively familiarize yourself with the best design thinking tools
    • Select the appropriate warm-ups, tools, and methods
    • Explore new avenues of thinking
    • Plan the agenda for different design thinking workshops
    • Get practical application tips

    The Design Thinking Toolbox help innovators master the early stages of the innovation process. Its the perfect complement to the international bestseller The Design Thinking Playbook.�

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $67.00
  • Designing Your Life: Build a Life that Works for You
    Designing Your Life: Build a Life that Works for You
    ISBN: 9781784701178
    Title: Designing Your Life: Build a Life that Works for You

    Whether you're 20, 40, 60 or older, many of us are still looking for an answer to that perennial question, 'What do I want to be when I grow up?'

    In Designing Your Life, Silicon Valley design innovators Bill Burnett and Dave Evans use their expertise to help you work out what you want -- and how to get it.

    Their phenomenally successful Life Design course has been tried and tested by thousands of people, from students to mid-career professionals to retirees contemplating a whole new future. Now in book form for the first time, their simple method will teach you how to use basic design tools to create a life that will work for you.

    Using lots of real-life stories and proven techniques like reframing, prototyping and mind-mapping you will learn how to build your way forwards, step-by-positive-step, to a life that's better by a design of your own making.

    Because a well-designed life means a life well-lived.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Digital Body Language: How to Build Trust & Connection, No Matter the Distance
    Digital Body Language: How to Build Trust & Connection, No Matter the Distance
    ISBN: 9780008476526
    Title: Digital Body Language: How to Build Trust & Connection, No Matter the Distance
    Author: DHAWAN ERICA

    The book we all need right now: the definitive guide to communicating and connecting wherever you are.

    Email replies that show up a week later. Video chats full of 'oops sorry no you go' and 'can you hear me?!' Ambiguous text-messages. Weird punctuation you can't make heads or tails of. Is it any wonder communication takes us so much time and effort to figure out? How did we lose our innate capacity to understand each other?

    Humans rely on body language to connect and build trust, but with most of our communication happening from behind a screen, traditional body language signals are no longer visible - or are they? In Digital Body Language, Erica Dhawan, a go-to thought leader on collaboration and a passionate communication junkie, combines cutting edge research with engaging storytelling to decode the new signals and cues that have replaced traditional body language across genders, generations, and culture. In real life, we lean in, uncross our arms, smile, nod and make eye contact to show we listen and care. Online, reading carefully is the new listening. Writing clearly is the new empathy. And a phone or video call is worth a thousand emails.

    Digital Body Language will turn your daily misunderstandings into a set of collectively understood laws that foster connection, no matter the distance. Dhawan investigates a wide array of exchanges--from large conferences and video meetings to daily emails, texts, IMs, and conference calls--and offers insights and solutions to build trust and clarity to anyone in our ever changing world.

    "We need Erica Dhawan's book more than ever." ―Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and founder of Lean In


    "An indispensable guide to a business world turned upside down by video calls, group texts, and remote work."& ―Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of& Drive&

    "This book is a breakthrough that will be read for years to come" ―Seth Godin, author of& The Practice

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Economist Guide to Change & Project Management: Getting It Right & Achieving Lasting Benefit
    Economist Guide to Change & Project Management: Getting It Right & Achieving Lasting Benefit
    ISBN: 9781788166034
    Title: Economist Guide to Change & Project Management: Getting It Right & Achieving Lasting Benefit
    Author: ROBERTS PAUL

    How to make sure that projects run to budget and schedule - and deliver the intended results.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Effortless Make It Easy to Get the Right Things Done
    Effortless Make It Easy to Get the Right Things Done
    ISBN: 9780753558379
    Title: Effortless Make It Easy to Get the Right Things Done
    Author: MCKEOWN GREG

    'In a world beset by burnout, Greg McKeown's work is essential' -- Daniel H. Pink

    'Effortless shows that achieving more doesn't have to be as hard as we make it out to be' -- Arianna Huffington


    The intricacy of modern life has created a false dichotomy between things that are 'hard and important,' and those that are 'easy and trivial.' Everything has become so much harder than it ought to be. But, Greg McKeown, bestselling author of Essentialism, says, there is a third alternative. In Effortless, he offers practical strategies for making the most vital tasks the easiest ones. Honed over the better part of a decade, these strategies include:

    · Asking 'What Step Can I Remove?' (accomplish more, in fewer steps)
    · Having the Courage to Be Rubbish (prioritize progress over perfection)
    · Deciding What 'Done' Looks Like (don't keep running after you pass the finish line)

    McKeown's philosophy of essentialism has helped thousands to eliminate nonessential activities and focus on the few that really matter. Working out what is essential is the first step - making these tasks effortless is the next. Effortless will show you how.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Ego Is the Enemy: The Fight to Master Our Greatest Opponent
    Ego Is the Enemy: The Fight to Master Our Greatest Opponent
    ISBN: 9781781257029
    Title: Ego Is the Enemy: The Fight to Master Our Greatest Opponent
    Author: HOLIDAY RYAN

    It's wrecked the careers of promising young geniuses. It's evaporated great fortunes and run companies into the ground. It's made adversity unbearable and turned struggle into shame. Every great philosopher has warned against it, in our most lasting stories and countless works of art, in all culture and all ages. Its name? Ego, and it is the enemy - of ambition, of success and of resilience. In Ego is the Enemy, Ryan Holiday shows us how and why ego is such a powerful internal opponent to be guarded against at all stages of our careers and lives, and that we can only create our best work when we identify, acknowledge and disarm its dangers. Drawing on an array of inspiring characters and narratives from literature, philosophy and history, the book explores the nature and dangers of ego to illustrate how you can be humble in your aspirations, gracious in your success and resilient in your failures. The result is an inspiring and timely reminder that humility and confidence are our greatest friends when confronting the challenges of a culture that tends to fan the flames of ego, a book full of themes and life lessons that will resonate, uplift and inspire.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • E-Myth Revisited
    E-Myth Revisited
    ISBN: 9780887307287
    Title: E-Myth Revisited

    E-Myth \ 'e-,'mith\ n 1: the entrepreneurial myth: the myth that most people who start small businesses are entrepreneurs 2: the fatal assumption that an individual who understands the technical work of a business can successfully run a business that does that technical work Voted #1 business book by Inc. 500 CEOs. An instant classic, this revised and updated edition of the phenomenal bestseller dispels the myths about starting your own business. Small business consultant and author Michael E. Gerber, with sharp insight gained from years of experience, points out how common assumptions, expectations, and even technical expertise can get in the way of running a successful business. Gerber walks you through the steps in the life of a businessfrom entrepreneurial infancy through adolescent growing pains to the mature entrepreneurial perspective: the guiding light of all businesses that succeedand shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business, whether or not it is a franchise. Most importantly, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in your business. The E-Myth Revisited will help you grow your business in a productive, assured way.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
    Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
    ISBN: 9780753558690
    Title: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
    Author: MCKEOWN GREG

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - More than one million copies sold Essentialism isn't about getting more done in less time. It's about getting only the right things done.

    "A timely, essential read for anyone who feels overcommitted, overloaded, or overworked."--Adam Grant

    Have you ever:
    - found yourself stretched too thin?
    - simultaneously felt overworked and underutilized?
    - felt busy but not productive?
    - felt like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people's agendas?

    If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the Way of the Essentialist.

    Essentialism is more than a time-management strategy or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution toward the things that really matter.

    By forcing us to apply more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy--instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us.

    Essentialism is not one more thing--it's a whole new way of doing everything. It's about doing less, but better, in every area of our lives. Essentialism is a movement whose time has come.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00

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