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Writing for the Web: Teach Yourself

By Robert Ashton, Jessica Juby
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Robert Ashton, Jessica Juby
Like it or not, the internet has become integral to every aspect of our lives, with smart phones, tablet computers and wifi enabling us to communicate easily and instantly.Whether you're a rising star in the corporate world or a silver surfer, to make an impactonline you have to be able to write clearly, convincingly and in a way that emphasisesyour character too. Best-selling business author Robert Ashton and internet native JessJuby will help you communicate more objectively and effectively online, both at work andat home.
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  • Write the Perfect Business Plan: Teach Yourself

    By Polly Bird
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    Polly Bird
    Is this the right book for me?Businesses involved in preparing a business plan need guidance on what to present, and how to present it. This book is primarily aimed at new businesses and the self-employed, but it will also be useful to any business that has to raise a financial case during the course of their trading. Straightforward advice is given about what to consider and include in the plan, and how to present it.Write the Perfect Business Plan includes:Chapter 1: Why you need a business planChapter 2: Why type of business?Chapter 3: What are you selling?Chapter 4: Who are your customers?Chapter 5: Marketing strategyChapter 6: Managing your businessChapter 7: Operating the businessChapter 8: Explaining the financesChapter 9: Deciding the timetableChapter 10: Writing the planChapter 11: Using the planLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added features:Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of business planning.Things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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    Write a Novel and Get it Published

    By Stephen May, Nigel Watts
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    Stephen May, Nigel Watts
    LEARN HOW TO WRITE A NOVEL AND RELEASE IT INTO THE WORLDThere is a saying that 'everyone has a book in them'. But not many people are able to get it out. This practical and inspiring guide will help guide you through every step of the process, including:- First thoughts - Why do you want to write, and how can you do it?- Genres - Understanding the conventions of writing- Generating ideas - Find a concept that makes your book stand out- Structure - Create a compelling story arc- Character - What you need to bring your characters to life- Dialogue - How to write snappy and suitable direct speech- Setting - Understand the role of place and time- Drafting - How to get your work on the page, chapter after chapter- Redrafting - How to assess your writing (or get it assessed) and improve it- Submission - Agents, publishers, and how to approach them- Publication - Working with your publisher to make your book a successABOUT THE SERIESThe Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
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    Working Relationships

    By Bob Wall
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    Bob Wall
    Hailed by PMA, the Independent Book Publisher's Association, as a "business breakthrough" and "one of the thirty best business books of the year" by Soundview, the first edition of Working Relationships set the standard for managing conflict and developing teamwork while learning to get along with friends and foes at work. Now author Bob Wall is back with the latest research and field-tested knowledge about the critical role emotional intelligence (EQ) plays in achieving workplace and career success.
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    Working GlobeSmart

    By Ernest Gundling
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    Ernest Gundling
    Taking a new assignment in your company's foreign office? Meeting a business associate from another country? Videoconferencing with a group of global co-workers? Negotiating a project deadline with the foreign software engineer across the hall? Learn how to apply a new set of cultural competencies to successfully cross national or cultural boundaries. Working GlobeSmart shows how global people skills add value to global business and captures the essence of what global leadership means: the ability to create a corporate culture that builds cooperation across borders and cultures, between customers and suppliers-across every organizational line.
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    Work Rules!

    By Laszlo Bock
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    Laszlo Bock
    A New York Times and Wall Street Journal BestsellerDaily Telegraph, Huffington Post & Business Insider Top Business Book to Read 'Every year, 2 million people apply for a job at Google - so what's the secret?' GuardianA compelling manifesto with the potential to change how we work and live, Work Rules! offers both a philosophy of the new world of work and a blueprint for attracting the most spectacular talent and ensuring the brightest and best prosper. The way we work is changing - are you?
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    Work It Out

    By Sandra Krebs Hirsh
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    Sandra Krebs Hirsh
    Work It Out delivers a dynamic way to simplify the complex--and sometimes chaotic--interactions between people at work. With fresh insights on applying the power of personality type in executive coaching, experts Hirsh and Kise have built a solid foundation for helping individuals tap into their strengths, minimize unnecessary conflict, and learn to work more effectively with others. Dozens of hands-on exercises, intervention descriptions, and case studies put the power to implement these teambuilding and coaching strategies into the hands of any manager, consultant, business leader, or HR professional committed to improving communication, reducing stress, fostering sustainable change, and building strong, effective teams in organizations.
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    Work for Yourself: Bullet Guides

    By Matt Avery
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    Matt Avery
    What's in this book?Open this book and you will...- Do what you love - Explore the mind - Manage your money - Achieve successLearn how to work for yourself:- What working for yourself actually means- Setting up your solo work life- Finance- IT for the homeworker- Targets and planning- Dealing with clients- Accentuating the positives of working solo- Effective home working What are Bullet Guides?The answers you need - now.Clear and concise guides in a portable format. Information is displayed in an easy-to-read layout with helpful images and tables. Bullet Guides include all you need to know about a subject in a nutshell. Get right to the point without wading through loads of unnecessary information.
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    Wonderland

    By Brett Westwood, Stephen Moss, Brett Westwood, Stephen Moss
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    Brett Westwood, Stephen Moss
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    Brett Westwood, Stephen Moss
    'Vibrant, fascinating, poetic - a year in living things: all the things we love, all the things we wish we could, all the little things we step over and never know - the best of British wildlife from two superb naturalists and writers' CHRIS PACKHAMA life-affirming nature diary - with something amazing to see and experience on every day of the year -from award-winning authors and Springwatch experts Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss.From blackbirds, beavers and beetles to tawny owls, natterjack toads and lemon slugs. Every day of the year, winter or summer, in every corner of the British Isles, there's plenty to see if you know where - and how - to look. From encounters with the curious black redstart, which winters on our rocky coasts, to the tiny green snowdrop shoots that are the first sign that spring might be round the corner. And from the blossom-time and dawn choruses of April and May into the abundant noisiness of summer, where days start with hawker dragonflies and drowsy bumblebees and end with glow-worms and ghost moths; to autumn when in the early morning mist of London's Richmond Park male red deer lock horns in competition for a mate.Nature is always full of surprises - whether it's the strange behaviour of clothes moths or the gruesome larder of the strike. Distilling two lifetimes' knowledge, expert insight and enthusiasm, award-winning authors and passionate naturalists Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss take us through the year, day by day, sharing the unexpected delights that we can experience in our skies, beaches, rivers, fields, forests and back gardens. There are all kinds of adventures waiting on your doorstep, any day of the year, all you need is Wonderland. (P)2017 John Murray Press
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    Women Who Brand

    By Catherine Kaputa
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    Catherine Kaputa
    Today self-branding is not an option-it's something women need to master. Ofter what's holding women back from career success is that we don't brand ourselves as well as men do. Women Who Brand is about what happens when women take charge of their personal brands and performance success. It's about what happens when women start thinking and acting more confidently, more creatively and more strategically about themselves and their abilities.
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    The Wolf of Wall Street

    By Jordan Belfort, Eric Meyers
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    Jordan Belfort
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    Eric Meyers
    NOW AN AWARD-WINNING MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY MARTIN SCORSESE, STARRING LEONARDO DICAPRIO, MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY AND JONAH HILL.'What separates Jordan's story from others like it, is the brutal honesty.' - Leonardo DiCaprioBy day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could, on drugs, sex, and international globe-trotting. From the binge that sunk a 170-foot motor yacht, crashed a Gulfstream jet, and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids who waited for him for at home, and the fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers who called him king and did his bidding, here, in his own inimitable words, is the story of the ill-fated genius they called... THE WOLF OF WALL STREET In the 1990s Jordan Belfort, former kingpin of the notorious investment firm Stratton Oakmont, became one of the most infamous names in American finance: a brilliant, conniving stock-chopper who led his merry mob on a wild ride out of the canyons of Wall Street and into a massive office on Long Island. In this astounding and hilarious tell-all autobiography, Belfort narrates a story of greed, power, and excess no one could invent - the story of an ordinary guy who went from hustling Italian ices at sixteen to making hundreds of millions. Until it all came crashing down.(P)2013 John Murray Press
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    With Respect to the Japanese

    By John C. Condon
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    John C. Condon
    While Japan has been on center stage of the world economy for decades, interactions between the Japanese and Westerners continue to be on the rise. Daily communication in both business and social settings is commonplace, and connections through the Internet and mobile media make what felt distant only a few years ago seem familiar. Our cultures and social norms remain vastly different, however, and professionals working in Japan are likely to confront new challenges every day. For example, what are the three biggest challenges for Westerners who go to work in Japan? How can you tell when "yes" might mean "no"? When you are the guest in a taxi, who should sit where? In the fully updated second edition of With Respect to the Japanese, readers discover not only answers to basic etiquette questions, but also how to communicate successfully with the Japanese and, in the process, earn mutual respect. John C. Condon and Tomoko Masumoto use real-life examples (from kindergarten classrooms to the boardroom) to explain the contrast between these two distinct cultures. In this essential guide to Japanese culture, you will learn how vital societal characteristics affect communication, decision making, management styles and many other aspects of work and everyday relationships.
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    The Wisdom House

    By Rob Parsons
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    Rob Parsons
    You don't always have to learn the hard way.On the spur of the moment, the morning after the birth of one of his grandchildren, Rob Parsons wrote the baby a letter.And then Rob began to think about how he hoped he'd have the chance to talk with all his grandchildren as they grew. He imagined them coming into his study, settling into one of the two comfy armchairs in front of the fire and opening up about the challenges they were facing.Perhaps it would be when they were beginning their first job, buying their first house, getting married or starting a family. Or perhaps they'd talk long into the night, when their hearts were broken or friends had betrayed them. Perhaps he would have the chance to help them rebuild the dream that somebody had trodden on.'Come on in, take a seat - tell me what's been going on...'Rob knew he wouldn't have all the answers. But maybe he could help - just a little.
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    Winning!

    By Clive Woodward
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    Clive Woodward
    Winning! tells the story of the remarkable past six years - an unforgettable journey that began in September 1997 and took the team from the lower ranks of international first-class rugby to the top as World Cup Champions. Sir Clive Woodward and his team mounted a campaign of vast change, great learning, team building and clear vision to achieve their aim. 'We would question everything, change anything and leave no stone unturned,' he writes. WINNING! will talk about the team's journey of innovation and discovery and will reveal exactly how it happened, the fundamentals of their success and how these principles can be applied to any human endeavour. 'We changed the way we coached, the way we played and, of equal importance, how we operated off the field.' Bringing his business management skills to the game, Woodward simplified the entire approach to the structure of the team and created new management systems both on and off the pitch.In an anecdotal style, Clive Woodward entertains and informs while he describes the thrilling build-up to England's World Cup triumph.
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    Wine Tasting

    By Beverley Blanning
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    Beverley Blanning
    Wine Tasting will help you to discover wines you enjoy, and to feel confident about your choices in every situation. It will give you a step-by-step guide to wine appreciation and explain the facts you need to find wines that suit your taste. It covers all the major grape varieties and wine-making styles, and offers plenty of practical information about how to buy, store and serve wine, whatever your personal preference.
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    Will We Ever Speak Dolphin?

    Why do birds sing at dawn? What's the slowest a plane can fly without stalling and falling out of the sky? And how long can you keep a tiger cub as a pet? Will We Ever Speak Dolphin? has the answers to these questions and many more. By 2012, over two million copies of the New Scientist 'Last Word' series had been sold.
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    Wild Signs and Star Paths

    By Tristan Gooley
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    Tristan Gooley
    'A paean to the beauty and majesty of nature, especially the nature we overlook in our back gardens and local parks... And like all the best books, it makes the world around you a lot more interesting' - Spectator'Beautifully written... I promise you will feel more in tune with the world around after reading only one chapter of Wild Signs and Star Paths, let alone the book in its entirety' - Royal Institute of Navigation'A beautifully written almanac of tricks and tips that we've lost along the way' - ObserverTristan Gooley, author of the internationally bestselling How To Read Water and The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues & Signs, shows how it is possible to achieve a level of outdoors awareness that will enable you to sense direction from stars and plants, forecast weather from woodland sounds and predict the next action of an animal from its body language - instantly.Although once common, this now rare awareness would be labelled by many as a 'sixth sense'. We have become so distanced from this way of experiencing our environment that it may initially seem hard to believe that it is possible, but Tristan Gooley uses a collection of 'keys' to show how everyone can develop this ability and enjoy the outdoors in an exciting way - one that is both new and ancient.
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    Wide Awake

    By Patricia Morrisroe
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    Patricia Morrisroe
    A fourth-generation insomniac, Patricia Morrisroe decided that the only way she'd ever conquer her lifelong sleep disorder was by becoming an expert on the subject. So, armed with half a century of personal experience and a journalist's curiosity, she set off to explore one of life's greatest mysteries: sleep. Wide Awake is the eye-opening account of Morrisroe's quest -- a compelling memoir that blends science, culture, and business to tell the story of why she -- and millions of others -- can't sleep at night. Over the course of three years of research and reporting, Morrisroe talks to sleep doctors, drug makers, psychiatrists, anthropologists, hypnotherapists, 'wake experts', mattress salesmen, a magician, an astronaut, and even a reindeer herder. A mesmerising mix of personal insight, science and social observation, Wide Awake is for the millions who suffer from sleepless nights and hazy caffeine-filled days. A humorous, thought-provoking and ultimately hopeful book is an essential bedtime companion. It does, however, come with a warning: reading it may promote wakefulness.
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  • Why the Universe Exists

    As you read this, billions of neutrinos from the sun are passing through your body, antimatter is sprouting from your dinner and the core of your being is a chaotic mess of particles known only as quarks and gluons.If the recent discovery of the Higgs boson piqued your interest, then Why The Universe Exists will take you deeper into the world of particle physics, with leading physicists and New Scientist exploring how the universe functions at the smallest scales. Find out about hunt for dark matter and why there is something rather than nothing. Discover how accelerators such as the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland are rewinding time to the first moments after the big bang, and how ghostly neutrino particles may hold the answers to the greatest mysteries of the universe. ABOUT THE SERIESNew Scientist Instant Expert books are definitive and accessible entry points to the most important subjects in science; subjects that challenge, attract debate, invite controversy and engage the most enquiring minds. Designed for curious readers who want to know how things work and why, the Instant Expert series explores the topics that really matter and their impact on individuals, society, and the planet, translating the scientific complexities around us into language that's open to everyone, and putting new ideas and discoveries into perspective and context.
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    Why French Children Don't Talk Back

    By Catherine Crawford
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    Catherine Crawford
    Catherine Crawford, a mother of two young daughters, is tired of the indulgent brand of parenting so popular in her trendy Brooklyn neighbourhood. All of the negotiating and bargaining has done scant more than to create a generation of little tyrants. After being exposed to the well-behaved, respectful children of her French friends, une lumière went on - French children don't talk back! Why French Children Don't Talk Back is a witty and insightful look at how the French manage to bring up obedient, well-adjusted kids. It occupies a pragmatic place on the book shelf and in life - an anti-Tiger Mother approach to parenting.
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