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The 80/20 Principle and 92 Other Powerful Laws of Nature

By Richard Koch
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Richard Koch
In a brand new Preface, bestselling author Richard Koch describes a paradigm shift in business, whereby intuition is more important than analysis, ideas and product trump strategy, and influence is superior to control.In this essential companion to his bestselling The 80/20 Principle - the radical power law that helped thousands of people achieve more by doing less - Koch illuminates 92 other universal principles and laws to promote the science of success in an increasingly challenging business environment.
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The 80/20 Principle

By Richard Koch, Richard Koch
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Richard Koch, Richard Koch
'READ THIS BOOK AND USE IT' - TIM FERRISSTwenty years after its first publication, The 80/20 Principle is a global bestseller read by millions of highly effective people around the world. Now, it is more powerful and essential than ever. In the past, the principle gave those who used it a serious advantage. In the future, it will be the essential tool for anyone who wants to succeed.And it is powerful. Based on the counter-intuitive but widespread fact that 80% of results flow from 20% of causes, The 80/20 Principle shows how you can achieve much more with much less effort, time and resources, simply by concentrating on the all-important 20%. This major new edition includes four brand new chapters showing how to: * Use the rise of networks to your advantage * Benefit from more acute 90/10 and 99/1 forms of the principle * Tap into your subconscious to exert a super-potent and amazingly favourable influence on your life * Enjoy greater success with 5 mega rules to live by
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The 80 Minute MBA

By Richard Reeves, John Knell
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Richard Reeves, John Knell
"Slick, short, funny and focused. And . . . more than 4,000 times cheaper than an MBA" -IndependentThe 80 Minute MBA is your short-cut to business brilliance. A traditional MBA is for either the time-rich, very wealthy or lucky few with a generous corporate sponsor. So what happens if you want to get a hit of high-quality business inspiration without spending two years back at school? The 80 Minute MBA is the gateway to fresh thinking, in less time than it takes a standard meeting to get past coffee and biscuits. Managers need the encouragement to think differently, not in the same straight lines. The 80 Minute MBA is an injection of inspiration, creative thinking and dynamic approaches which will help you see the world of business differently.
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64 Things You Need to Know Now For Then: How to Face the Digital Future Without Fear

By Ben Hammersley
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Ben Hammersley
In 64 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW NOW FOR THEN, Editor-at-Large for Wired magazine and guru of the digital age Ben Hammersley gives us the essential guide to the things we need to know for life in the 21st century.Explaining the effects of the changes in the modern world, and the latest ideas in technology, culture, business and politics, this book will demystify the Internet, decode cyberspace, and guide you through the innovations of the revolution we are all living through. This is not a book for geeks. 64 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW NOW FOR THEN is for everyone who wants to truly understand the modern world, to no longer be confused by the changes in society, business and culture, and to truly prosper in the coming decade.
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52 Activities for Improving Cross-Cultural Communication

By Donna M. Stringer, Patricia A. Cassiday
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Donna M. Stringer, Patricia A. Cassiday
Communication styles and patterns differ vastly among people from different cultures. Every culture has a "communication style norm" and when that style mixes with another, stereotypes and misperceptions arise. 52 Activities for Improving Cross-Cultural Communication explores cross-cultural communication issues with an eye toward increasing understanding and effectiveness. 52 Activities for Improving Cross-Cultural Communication is a practical trainer's manual that includes applications from many sectors, such as business, diversity, cross-cultural fields, and from many trainers in the U.S., Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. Exercises are organized according to audience, time required to perform and the risk level for participants, a unique feature created by the authors, and are easily adaptable to the user's particular need and situation. Many of the exercises are written with instructions that address requirements for a specific audience (e.g., gender or generation). There is something for everyone: those who like hands-on, practical activities; those who prefer experiential exercises; and those who learn best through reflection.
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52 Activities for Successful International Relocation

By Donna M. Stringer, Patricia A. Cassiday
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Donna M. Stringer, Patricia A. Cassiday
Relocating to a foreign country for school or work offers in an opportunity to expand your world view and develop useful strategies for adaptation. Preparing for such a move requires both attention to the logistical details and emotional preparation for the experience of living in a new culture. 52 Activities for Successful International Relocation is the only book of activities that focuses on issues of international relocation. These excercises--grounded in research and field-tested--were designed to help international relocation trainers and educators create programs that aid the transition from a familiar culture to a new one. Sections include predeparture preparedness exercises to reduce "culture shock," in-country support excercises, and reentry activities to prepare individuals to readjust to life back home. Whether you're using this book in a business, education, or HR setting, 52 Activities for Successful International Relocation will help your student or employee manage the practical and emotional challenges of cultural change.
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The 50 Secrets of Self-Confidence

By Richard Nugent
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Richard Nugent
What would a little extra confidence mean to you?You might do better at work, feel more comfortable in social situations, be more open to new experiences. Confidence can do amazing things for you. If you've ever done anything well you already know how to do confidence. The secret is to know what it looks, sounds and feels like for you, and then replicate it in areas where confidence doesn't come so easily. Instant confidenceMost people are brought up thinking you're either confident or not. That's not the case. Confidence isn't something you have or don't have; it's something you do or don't do. We all have it and can trigger it in an instant regardless of situation, experience or external factors. Get the confidence habitThis book is packed with strategies for increasing confidence. By choosing one or two at a time and using them, your confidence will grow significantly no matter what your starting point. Apply the tools, techniques and principles you are about to read and you will have all the confidence you could ever need in any situation.The 50 Secrets of Self-Confidence was first published as Secrets of Confident People.
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50 Economics Classics

By Tom Butler-Bowdon
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Tom Butler-Bowdon
WINNER - SILVER MEDAL, AXIOM BUSINESS BOOK AWARDS 2018'Something of a modern classic in its own right.' E&T magazineEconomics drives the modern world and shapes our lives, but few of us feel we have time to engage with the breadth of ideas in the subject. 50 Economics Classics is the smart person's guide to two centuries of discussion of finance, capitalism and the global economy. From Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations to Thomas Piketty's bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century, here are the great reads, seminal ideas and famous texts, clarified and illuminated for all.EXPLORE the ideas of some of the greatest thinkers in economics:Milton Friedman on economic freedom - J. K. Galbraith on 1929 - Friedrich Hayek on knowledge - Jane Jacobs on cities - J. M. Keynes on depressions - Thomas Malthus on population - Karl Marx on capital - David Ricardo on free trade - Joseph Schumpeter's 'creative destruction' - Adam Smith's 'invisible hand' - Max Weber's 'spirit of capitalism'GAIN the insights and research of contemporary economists and commentators:William Baumol on entrepreneurs - Gary Becker on human capital - Diane Coyle on GDP - Naomi Klein on neoliberalism - Paul Krugman on inequality - Deirdre McCloskey on ideas - Dambisa Moyo on aid - Thomas Piketty on wealth concentration - Amartya Sen on food security - Joseph Stiglitz on the euro - Richard Thaler on behavioral economics - Michael Lewis on the 2007-08 crisis - Dani Rodrik on globalization - Robert Shiller on asset bubblesDISCOVER the truth behind the headlines in these landmark bestsellers and works of economic history:Lords of Finance - The Second Machine Age - The Little Book of Common Sense Investing - 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism - The Ascent of Money - The Intelligent Investor - The Rise and Fall of American Growth - Freakonomics - The Competitive Advantage of Nations - The Mystery of Capital - Small is Beautiful - The Theory of the Leisure Class
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50 Business Classics

By Tom Butler-Bowdon
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Tom Butler-Bowdon
What do great enterprises have in common? What sort of person starts them? A single idea can help you find the next big thing, but it takes time to trawl through hundreds of business books to find inspiration. With insightful commentaries on the landmark writings of old and new, 50 Business Classics presents the great entrepreneur stories, the best management thinking and the proven ideas on strategy, innovation and marketing - in one volume.50 Business Classics presents the key ideas from classic texts such as My Years with General Motors and Michael Gerber's The E-Myth Revisited to contemporary business lessons from the rise of tech giants like Google, Apple and Amazon. It contains revealing biographies of luminaries like Steve Jobs and Warren Buffett, as well as lesser-known stories including creation of publishing giant Penguin and Chinese behemoth Alibaba. Here you'll find the texts and ideas that matter in:· Entrepreneurship· Leadership· Management· Strategy· Business history· Personal development· Technology and innovation Summarising the smartest thinking for today's professional success, 50 Business Classics provides inspiration and insights for entrepreneurs, executives and students of business and management alike.
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5 Day Weekend

By Nik Halik, Garrett B. Gunderson
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Nik Halik, Garrett B. Gunderson
CREATE PASSIVE INCOME FROM PROPERY AND BUSINESS, GET FINANCIALLY SET FOR LIFE, AND ADD 3 MORE DAYS TO YOUR WEEKEND - EVERY WEEKENDYou know there's a better way to live your life. You want to stop living by other people's rules. Now there's a way. 5 DAY WEEKEND® shows you how to build multiple streams of passive, independent income, through property and exploiting the business opportunities all around you, opening up your world to more and better choices.Covering money and personal freedom, you will focus on ways to tighten your finances, increase your income, and develop passive investment strategies. Discover how to build regular, independent cash flow until it matches your standard of living, freeing you to live your life to the fullest.You will find tools to support and realise your new goals, and read real life stories and cases giving examples and guidance. THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO LEAVE YOUR 9-5 JOB BEHIND, CHANGE YOUR LIFE, AND ACHIEVE YOUR GRANDEST GOALS.
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2071

By Chris Rapley, Duncan Macmillan
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Chris Rapley, Duncan Macmillan
How has the climate changed in the past? How is it changing now? How do we know?And what kind of a future do we want to create?
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2020

By Paul Cornish, Kingsley Donaldson
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Paul Cornish, Kingsley Donaldson
'A timely and cogent reminder that history never ends and is about to be made' - Tim Marshall, author of Prisoners of GeographyWith the world already struggling to contain conflicts on several continents, with security and defence expenditure under huge pressure, it's time to think the unthinkable and explore what might happen.As former soldiers now working in defence strategy and conflict resolution, Paul Cornish and Kingsley Donaldson are perfectly qualified to guide us through a credible and utterly convincing 20/20 vision of the year 2020, from cyber security to weapons technology, from geopolitics to undercover operations.This book is of global importance, offering both analysis and creative solutions - essential reading both for decision-makers and everyone who simply wants to understand our future.
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  • The 100

    By Kass Morgan
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    Kass Morgan
    The Hunger Games meets Lost in this spectacular new series. Now a major TV series on E4. No one has set foot on Earth in centuries - until now.Ever since a devastating nuclear war, humanity has lived on spaceships far above Earth's radioactive surface. Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents - considered expendable by society - are being sent on a dangerous mission: to re-colonize the planet. It could be their second chance at life...or it could be a suicide mission.CLARKE was arrested for treason, though she's haunted by the memory of what she really did. WELLS, the chancellor's son, came to Earth for the girl he loves - but will she ever forgive him Reckless BELLAMY fought his way onto the transport pod to protect his sister, the other half of the only siblings in the universe. And GLASS managed to escape back onto the ship, only to find that life there is just as dangerous as she feared it would be on Earth.Confronted with a savage land and haunted by secrets from their pasts, the hundred must fight to survive. They were never meant to be heroes, but they may be mankind's last hope.
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    100 Things Successful People Do

    By Nigel Cumberland
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    Nigel Cumberland
    YOUR GUIDE TO CREATING A SUCCESSFUL LIFE100 Things Successful People Do is your guide to successful living. Mixing simple instructions with activities to get you started, whether you are looking to succeed in your family life, at work, in sports, at school or in retirement, you will find mindsets, habits, and techniques here that will help you get the results you want.'Inspiring and practical' Marshall Goldsmith, bestselling author of TRIGGERS100 Things Successful People Do is packed with great ideas for working smart and living well, all carefully chosen to help you achieve any kind of success you can imagine. You will discover the habits that are common to successful people and find out how to use them in your own life. Every chapter features a new idea that will help you get closer to your goals. Mixing simple descriptions with activities and exercises, you will learn the optimal mindset and habits you need to succeed in work and life.
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    10 Career Essentials

    By Donna Dunning
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    Donna Dunning
    There are many books to help you choose a career, but few to help you excel in the workplace once you are working. Over the course of a lifetime, people can spend 80,000 hours on the job. With this much time invested, author Donna Dunning asserts that your career should be interesting, motivating and rewarding. And in our competitive, rapidly changing society, you need to know how to be effective and competent at work or you may find yourself unemployed or passed over for promotion. Focusing on day-to-day behaviour and providing practical tips and strategies, 10 Career Essentials becomes your personal career coach by showing you how to work effectively, get recognition and steer your career in the direction you want to go. The ideas such as optimizing your outlook, exceeding expectation and thriving in uncertainty may sound simple, but applying them takes skill and practice. 10 Career Essentials provides the key self-assessment tools and tips to stimulate learning and improve your ability to implement your personal career strategy to its fullest.
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