• Touching the Jaguar Transforming Fear into Action to Change Your Life & the World
    Touching the Jaguar Transforming Fear into Action to Change Your Life & the World
    ISBN: 9781523091980
    Title: Touching the Jaguar Transforming Fear into Action to Change Your Life & the World
    Author: PERKINS JOHN

    "This eloquent book inspires us to create a new reality of what it means to be human on this magnificent planet."

    --Deepak Chopra

    New York Times& bestselling author John Perkins was a young Peace Corps volunteer, his life was saved by an Amazonian shaman who taught him to "touch the jaguar"--to transform his fears into positive action. He went on to become an "economic hit man" (EHM), convincing developing countries to build huge infrastructure projects that put them perpetually in debt to the World Bank and other US-controlled institutions. Although he sincerely believed this was the best model for economic development, he came to realize it was really a new form of colonialism. Returning to the Amazon, he saw the destructive impact of his EHM work. But he also was inspired by a previously uncontacted tribe that touched its jaguar by uniting with its enemies to defend its territory against invading oil and mining companies.

    For the first time, Perkins details how his experiences in the Amazon converted him from an EHM to a crusader for transforming our failing Death Economy that destroys its own resources and nature itself into a flourishing Life Economy that renews itself. He provides a strategy for each of us to change our lives and defend our territory--the earth--against destructive policies and systems.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World
    Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World
    ISBN: 9781785041853
    Title: Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World

    When facing life's questions, who do you turn to for advice? We all need mentors, particularly when the odds seem stacked against us. To find his own, bestselling author and podcast guru Tim Ferriss tracked down more than 100 eclectic experts to help him, and you, navigate life. Through short, action-packed profiles, he shares their secrets for success, happiness, meaning, and more. No matter the challenge or opportunity, something in these pages can help.

    You will learn:

    #65533; The three books legendary investor Ray Dalio recommends most often
    #65533; Lessons and tips from elite athletes like Maria Sharapova, Kelly Slater, Dara Torres, Tony Hawk, Dan Gable, and more
    #65533; How and why Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz says no to most incoming requests The mental models of poker stars Daniel Negreanu, Annie Duke, Fedor Holz, and Liv Boeree
    #65533; The meditation and mindfulness practices of David Lynch, Jimmy Fallon, Sharon Salzberg, Rick Rubin, Richa Chadha, Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, and others
    #65533; The high-school loss that motivated actor Terry Crews for life . . . and how you can use the lesson
    #65533; Why TED curator Chris Anderson thinks 'pursue your passion' is terrible advice
    #65533; Why renowned designer Debbie Millman believes in therapy but not in work-life balance
    #65533; How Yuval Noah Harari's Sapiens went from repeated rejections to global mega-bestseller
    #65533; The new beliefs, behaviours, and habits that have most helped cryptocurrency icons (founders of Ethereum, Zcash, etc.) in the last five years
    #65533; Why Arianna Huffington recommends that you regularly scramble apps on your phone
    #65533; The 'bar complex' exercise that keeps country star Tim McGraw young
    #65533; Why bestselling author Steven Pressfield believes college students should drive trucks and become cowboys
    #65533; Why comedian Patton Oswalt wishes at least one catastrophic failure on anyone in the arts
    #65533; Astrophysicist Janna Levin's unique reframe that helps her see obstacles as opportunities
    #65533; Why actor Ben Stiller likes to dunk his head in a bucket of ice in the morning
    #65533; Why Dropbox co-founder Drew Houston's cheat sheet for his younger self would include a tennis ball, a circle, and the number 30,000

    Other mentors include Neil Gaiman, Ashton Kutcher, Dita Von Teese, Marc Benioff, Evan Williams, Brandon Stanton, Esther Perel, Darren Aronofsky, Steve Aoki, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Stephanie McMahon, Craig Newmark, Gretchen Rubin, Bear Grylls, Laura Walker, Mr. Money Mustache (Pete Adeney), Linda Rottenberg, Jesse Williams, and many more.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Trust Me I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator
    Trust Me I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator
    ISBN: 9781788160063
    Title: Trust Me I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator
    Author: HOLIDAY RYAN

    Recently, fake news has become real news, making headlines as its consequences become crushingly obvious in political upsets and global turmoil. But it's not new - you've seen it all before. A malicious online rumour costs a company millions. Politically motivated 'fake news' stories are planted and disseminated to influence elections. Some product or celebrity zooms from total obscurity to viral sensation. Anonymous sources and speculation become national conversation. What you don't know is that someone is responsible for all this. Usually, someone like Ryan Holiday: a media manipulator.Holiday wrote this book to explain how media manipulators work, how to spot their fingerprints, how to fight them, and how (if you must) to emulate their tactics. Why is he giving away these secrets? Because he's tired of a world where trolls hijack debates, marketers help write the news, reckless journalists spread lies, and no one is accountable for any of it. He's pulling back the curtain because it's time everyone understands how things really work.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Truth Hurts: An Expose of Imperfect Justice
    Truth Hurts: An Expose of Imperfect Justice
    ISBN: 9780733643385
    Title: Truth Hurts: An Expose of Imperfect Justice
    Author: BOE ANDREW

    Criminal justice systems are not designed to seek the truth. In places like Australia, court proceedings remain an adversarial blood sport at times distorted by smoke and mirrors or failed by individual shortcomings. Navigating it is difficult and uncertain for any one of us but more so if you are poor, not white - or not white enough - not a straight male or have no formal education. Simply put, the most vulnerable among us are unfairly exposed to unjust outcomes. Drawing on his experiences as a child of Burmese migrants fleeing a military junta and his evolution from a naive law clerk, too shy to speak, into a lawyer whose ponytailed flamboyance and unbridled willingness to speak truth to power riled many within the legal establishment, Andrew Boe delves into cases he found unable to leave behind. These cases have shaped who he has become.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Turning the Flywheel: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great
    Turning the Flywheel: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great
    ISBN: 9781847942555
    Title: Turning the Flywheel: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great
    Author: COLLINS JIM

    A companion guidebook to the number-one bestselling Good to Great, focused on implementation of the flywheel concept, one of Jim Collins' most memorable ideas that has been used across industries and the social sectors, and with startups.The key to business success is not a single innovation or one plan. It is the act of turning the flywheel, slowly gaining momentum and eventually reaching a breakthrough. Building upon the flywheel concept introduced in his groundbreaking classic Good to Great, Jim Collins teaches readers how to create their own flywheel, how to accelerate the flywheel's momentum, and how to stay on the flywheel in shifting markets and during times of turbulence.

    Combining research from his Good to Great labs and case studies from organizations like Amazon, Vanguard, and the Cleveland Clinic which have turned their flywheels with outstanding results, Collins demonstrates that successful organizations can disrupt the world around them--and reach unprecedented success--by employing the flywheel concept.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • Uncharted: How to Map the Future
    Uncharted: How to Map the Future
    ISBN: 9781471179792
    Title: Uncharted: How to Map the Future

    'An urgent read...Karl Popper for the 21st century' Robert Phillips, author of Trust me, PR is Dead'

    How can we think about the future? What do we need to do - and who do we need to be? In her bold and invigorating new book, distinguished businesswoman and author Margaret Heffernan explores the people and organisations who aren't daunted by uncertainty.

    We are addicted to prediction, desperate for certainty about the future. But the complexity of modern life won't provide that; experts in forecasting are reluctant to look more than 400 days out. History doesn't repeat itself and even genetics won't tell you everything you want to know. Ineradicable uncertainty is now a fact of life.

    In complex environments, efficiency is a hazard not a help; being robust is the better, safer option. Drawing on a wide array of people and places, Margaret Heffernan looks at long-term projects developed over generations that could never have been planned the way that they have been run. Experiments, led by individuals and nations, discover new possibilities and options. Radical exercises in forging new futures with wildly diverse participants allow everyone to create outcomes together that none could do alone. Existential crises reveal the vital social component in resilience. Death is certain, but how we approach it impacts the future of those we leave behind. And preparedness - doing everything today that you might need for tomorrow - provides the antidote to passivity and prediction.

    Ranging freely through history and from business to science, government to friendships, this refreshing book challenges us to resist the false promises of technology and efficiency and instead to mine our own creativity and humanity for the capacity to create the futures we want and can believe in.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Unconscious Bias
    Unconscious Bias
    ISBN: 9781471195907
    Title: Unconscious Bias

    A timely, must-have guide to understanding and overcoming bias in the workplace, from the experts at FranklinCovey.

    Unconscious bias affects everyone. It can look like the disappointment of an HR professional when a candidate for a new position asks about maternity leave. It can look like preferring the application of a red brick university graduate over one from a state school. It can look like assuming a man is more entitled to speak in a meeting than his female junior colleague.

    Ideal for every manager who wants to understand and move past their own preconceived ideas,& Unconscious Bias& explains that bias is the result of mental shortcuts, our likes and dislikes, and is a natural part of the human condition. And what we assume about each other and how we interact with one another has vast effects on our organisational success - especially in the workplace. Teaching you how to overcome unconscious bias, this book provides more than thirty unique tools, such as a prep worksheet and a list of ways to reframe your unconscious thoughts.

    According to the experts at FranklinCovey, your workplace can achieve its highest performance rate once you start to overcome your biases and allow your employees to be whole people. By recognising bias, emphasising empathy and curiosity, and making true understanding a priority in the workplace, we can unlock the potential of every person we encounter.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Under the Influence: Putting Peer Pressure to Work
    Under the Influence: Putting Peer Pressure to Work
    ISBN: 9780691193083
    Title: Under the Influence: Putting Peer Pressure to Work
    Author: FRANK ROBERT H.

    From New York Times bestselling author and economics columnist Robert Frank, bold new ideas for creating environments that promise a brighter future

    Psychologists have long understood that social environments profoundly shape our behavior, sometimes for the better, often for the worse. But social influence is a two-way street--our environments are themselves products of our behavior. Under the Influence explains how to unlock the latent power of social context. It reveals how our environments encourage smoking, bullying, tax cheating, sexual predation, problem drinking, and wasteful energy use. We are building bigger houses, driving heavier cars, and engaging in a host of other activities that threaten the planet--mainly because that's what friends and neighbors do.

    In the wake of the hottest years on record, only robust measures to curb greenhouse gases promise relief from more frequent and intense storms, droughts, flooding, wildfires, and famines. Robert Frank describes how the strongest predictor of our willingness to support climate-friendly policies, install solar panels, or buy an electric car is the number of people we know who have already done so. In the face of stakes that could not be higher, the book explains how we could redirect trillions of dollars annually in support of carbon-free energy sources, all without requiring painful sacrifices from anyone.

    Most of us would agree that we need to take responsibility for our own choices, but with more supportive social environments, each of us is more likely to make choices that benefit everyone. Under the Influence shows how.

    -- "Money Week"

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • Unlocking the Emperor's Door: Success, Tradition & Innovation in China
    Unlocking the Emperor's Door: Success, Tradition & Innovation in China
    ISBN: 9781473698390
    Title: Unlocking the Emperor's Door: Success, Tradition & Innovation in China
    Author: SHEEDY CHRIS

    Every Western business leader wants to know more about China in order to enjoy a greater chance of business success in China. They also need to understand how and why Chinese businesses are spreading throughout the world, particularly under the new 'One Belt, One Road' initiative.

    However, few seek advice from those who best know the answers - Chinese business people. In Opening the Emperor's Door, we utilize exclusive and unparalleled access to multi-billionaire Li Jinyuan and his multinational Tiens Group as a case study to show how it's done in the broader context of a fast-changing China and a complex world.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00

  • Value Proposition Design: How to Make Stuff People Want
    Value Proposition Design: How to Make Stuff People Want
    ISBN: 9781118968055
    Title: Value Proposition Design: How to Make Stuff People Want

    The authors of the international bestseller Business Model Generation explain how to create value propositions customers can’t resist Value Proposition Design helps you tackle a core challenge of every business-creating compelling products and services customers want to buy. This practical book, paired with its online companion, will teach you the processes and tools you need to succeed. Using the same stunning visual format as the authors’ global bestseller, Business Model Generation, this sequel explains how to use the “Value Proposition Canvas” a practical tool to design, test, create, and manage products and services customers actually want. Value Proposition Design is for anyone who has been frustrated by business meetings based on endless conversations, hunches and intuitions, expensive new product launches that blew up, or simply disappointed by the failure of a good idea. The book will help you understand the patterns of great value propositions, get closer to customers, and avoid wasting time with ideas that won’t work. You’ll learn the simple but comprehensive process of designing and testing value propositions, taking the guesswork out of creating products and services that perfectly match customers’ needs and desires. Practical exercises, illustrations and tools help you immediately improve your product, service, or new business idea. In addition the book gives you exclusive access to an online companion on Strategyzer.com. You will be able to complete interactive exercises, assess your work, learn from peers, and download pdfs, checklists, and more. Value Proposition Design complements and perfectly integrates with the ”Business Model Canvas” from Business Model Generation, a tool embraced by startups and large corporations such as MasterCard, 3M, Coca Cola, GE, Fujitsu, LEGO, Colgate-Palmolive, and many more. Value Proposition Design gives you a proven methodology for success, with value propositions that sell, embedded in profitable business models.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $67.00
  • Visual MBA
    Visual MBA
    ISBN: 9780241386682
    Title: Visual MBA
    Author: BARRON JASON

    Learn an entire MBA course without spending thousands and waving goodbye to two years of your life

    If you want to succeed in business then an MBA programme is the best way to build expertise, knowledge and experience. But an MBA programme at any top school is an enormous investment in time, effort and money. In The Visual MBA, Jason Barron offers a radical solution, explaining all key business school concepts through illustrations.

    When Barron started his MBA course, he decided to draw all his notes so that other people could benefit from them. And it's a good thing he did, because research shows that more than 65% of us are visual learners and that our brains process illustrations 60,000 times faster than text.

    From Marketing, Ethics and Accounting to Organisational Behaviour, Finance, Operations and Strategy, The Visual MBA distils the most important principles of an MBA into an accessible, informative and easily-digestible guide.

    Jason Barron is a product manager and illustrator who helps people realise their creative ideas through visual learning. He spent 516 hours in class and countless hours studying at home completing his MBA. Along the way, rather than taking notes that he would never read again, Jason created sketchnotes for each class and has turned them into an interesting and engaging resource so that you don't have to sit through another class again!

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence
    What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence
    ISBN: 9781471189555
    Title: What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence


    From Blackstone chairman, CEO, and co-founder Stephen A. Schwarzman, a long-awaited book that uses impactful episodes from Schwarzman's life to show readers how to build, transform, and lead thriving organizations. Whether you are a student, entrepreneur, philanthropist, executive, or simply someone looking for ways to maximize your potential, the same lessons apply.

    People know who Stephen Schwarzman is--at least they think they do. He's the man who took $400,000 and co-founded Blackstone, the investment firm that manages over $500 billion (as of January 2019). He's the CEO whose views are sought by heads of state. He's the billionaire philanthropist who founded Schwarzman Scholars, this century's version of the Rhodes Scholarship, in China. But behind these achievements is a man who has spent his life learning and reflecting on what it takes to achieve excellence, make an impact, and live a life of consequence.

    Folding handkerchiefs in his father's linen shop, Schwarzman dreamed of a larger life, filled with purpose and adventure. His grades and athleticism got him into Yale. After starting his career in finance with a short stint at a financial firm called DLJ, Schwarzman began working at Lehman Brothers where he ascended to run the mergers and acquisitions practice. He eventually partnered with his mentor and friend Pete Peterson to found Blackstone, vowing to create a new and different kind of financial institution.

    Building Blackstone into the leading global financial institution it is today didn't come easy. Schwarzman focused intensely on culture, hiring great talent, and establishing processes that allow the firm to systematically analyze and evaluate risk. Schwarzman's simple mantra "don't lose money" has helped Blackstone become a leading private equity and real estate investor, and manager of alternative assets for institutional investors globally. Both he and the firm are known for the rigor of their investment process, their innovative approach to deal making, the diversification of their business lines, and a conviction to be the best at everything they do.

    Schwarzman is also an active philanthropist, having given away more than a billion dollars. In philanthropy, as in business, he is drawn to situations where his capital and energy can be applied to drive transformative solutions and change paradigms, notably in education. He uses the skills learned over a lifetime in finance to design, establish, and support impactful and innovative organizations and initiatives. His gifts have ranged from creating a new College of Computing at MIT for the study of artificial intelligence, to establishing a first-of-its-kind student and performing arts center at Yale, to enabling the renovation of the iconic New York Public Library, to founding the Schwarzman Scholars fellowship program at Tsinghua University in Beijing--the single largest philanthropic effort in China's history from international donors.

    Schwarzman's story is an empowering, entertaining, and informative guide for anyone striving for greater personal impact. From deal making to investing, leadership to entrepreneurship, philanthropy to diplomacy, Schwarzman has lessons for how to think about ambition and scale, risk and opportunities, and how to achieve success through the relentless pursuit of excellence. Schwarzman not only offers readers a thoughtful reflection on all his own experiences, but in doing so provides a practical blueprint for success.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture
    What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture
    ISBN: 9780008356125
    Title: What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture
    Author: HOROWITZ BEN

    Ben Horowitz, a leading venture capitalist, modern management expert, and New York Times bestselling author, combines lessons both from history and modern organisational practice with practical and often surprising advice to help executives build cultures that can weather both good and bad times. In What You Do Is Who You Are, Ben Horowitz, bestselling author of The Hard Thing About Hard Things, turns his attention to a question crucial to every organisation: how do you create and sustain the culture you want? What You Do Is Who You Are explains how to make your culture purposeful by spotlighting four models of leadership and culture-building – the leader of the only successful slave revolt, Haiti's Toussaint Louverture; the Samurai, who ruled Japan for seven hundred years and shaped modern Japanese culture; Genghis Khan, who built the world's largest empire; and Shaka Senghor, an American ex-con who created the most formidable prison gang in the yard and ultimately transformed prison culture.What You Do Is Who You Are is a journey through culture, from ancient to modern. Along the way, it answers a question fundamental to any organisation: who are we?

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Who Moved My Cheese
    Who Moved My Cheese
    ISBN: 9780091816971
    Title: Who Moved My Cheese

    Each page of the"" Who Moved My Cheese? 2007 Calendar"" offers readers a short slice of the book, an inspirational quotation with insightful commentary from Dr. Spencer Johnson, or once-a-week reflective questions or exercises readers can use to evaluate how well they are dealing with change. ""Who Moved My Cheese?"" has topped the ""New York Times, Business Week,"" and ""USA Today"" lists, and, most remarkably, for more than 100 consecutive weeks captured #1 on the ""Wall Street Journal"" business best-seller list. Even in its seventh calendar year, the calendar offers readers new material with new questions and exercises on the weekend pages.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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