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14th June 2013

Mulholland Newsletter

Here at Mulholland, we're busy gearing up for the publication of a very exciting book indeed. Lexicon is the new novel from Max Barry, the author of cult hit Jennifer Government, and has been described by SciFi Now as "highly entertaining and engrossing". It follows Emily Ruff as she enters into an elite organisation of 'poets': masters of manipulation who use language to warp others to their will, as well as Wil Parke who doesn't know why he's immune to their powers, only that he has to run from them. You can read tor.com's review of Lexicon here: Say the Magic Word: Lexicon by Max Barry As you can imagine, the power of words is the main theme of Lexicon, and this is illustrated brilliantly by intriguing excerpts scattered throughout the book. You can read a selection of them on Facebook, in handy picture form that are perfect for sharing. Words Are Weapons on Facebook To see if she's good enough to become a Poet, Emily is asked a series of strange questions. We'd love to see how you'd answer them, so take a look at the link below. Could you become a Poet? on Facebook Lexicon publishes in hardback on the 20th June and we are going to be shouting about it for all of next week. An excerpt will be available on the Mulholland Uncovered Facebook page on Monday, so we hope you check it out!

Teach Yourself

The Ultimate Startup Book

Kevin Duncan, Iain Maitland, Christine Harvey, John Sealey
Authors:
Kevin Duncan, Iain Maitland, Christine Harvey, John Sealey

If you want to be the best, you have to have the right skillset. From generating ideas and creating business plans to sales and marketing, THE ULTIMATE STARTUP BOOK is a dynamic collection of tools, techniques, and strategies for success. Discover the main themes and key ideas you need and bring it all together with practical exercises.This is your complete course in entrepreneurship. ABOUT THE SERIESULTIMATE books are for managers, leaders, and business executives who want to succeed at work. From marketing and sales to management and finance, each title gives comprehensive coverage of the essential business skills you need to get ahead in your career. Written in straightforward English, each book is designed to help you quickly master the subject, with fun quizzes embedded so that you can check how you're doing.

Teach Yourself

How to Run and Grow Your Own Business

Kevin Duncan
Authors:
Kevin Duncan

You are about to embark on one of the biggest adventures of your life. It's a daunting prospect, isn't it? An empty desk, no customers, no confirmed money coming in, and no one to gossip with. Welcome to running your own business. Every issue is now yours to wrestle with, and yours alone. But then so is all the satisfaction when things go well, whether that is mental or financial. This book expertly guides you through the principles of running and growing a successful business - including what to do when it's not going exactly as you wish. Crammed with practical advice - from assessing pros and cons to motivating yourself and adopting effective practices - it will help you find clear, practical solutions and prove invaluable as you tackle this great adventure.

Teach Yourself

How to Tame Technology and Get Your Life Back: Teach Yourself

Kevin Duncan
Authors:
Kevin Duncan
Hodder & Stoughton

Revolution

Kevin Duncan
Authors:
Kevin Duncan

Electronic + Addicted (abnormally dependent on a habit) = edicted (hooked on technology).Technology can be a wonderful thing. It can also be a curse when it overwhelms us. If your phone, computer or other devices are beginning to rule your life, then you may be edicted.We don't have to be ruled by our machines. It's time for us humans to fight back. Revolution tells you how, with technology taming tips and simple things that you can do to regain control. Take the test and find out just how edicted you are - then learn how to cure yourself.'I can't talk now, I'm on the phone'For those of us suffering from ediction, it's time to pause and think. Author and Plain English commentator Kevin Duncan has trained and advised some of the UK's top companies, including Saatchi & Saatchi and Shell, in how to cope with all this. This thought-provoking book grapples with just how addicted we have become to technology and offers a set of ideas to help wean us off our technological drugs and lead a more fulfilling life. It looks briefly at how we got here, tests you on how serious your condition is and then offers real solutions, including rapid sequential tasking (v multitasking), communicating concisely, using the best method of communication for the job, all while retaining your sense of humour and enthusiasm.""Every page is a prompt to imagine things differently. A handbook for these challenging times ahead.""Mark Earls, author of Herd'He does for business what Nike does for sport.'Richard Hytner, Deputy Chairman, Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide'Anyone who owns a mobile should have this on their shelf.'Robert Ashton, author The Life Plan

Hodder & Stoughton

Make Your Small Business Thrive: Flash

Kevin Duncan
Authors:
Kevin Duncan

The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Make Your Small Business Thrive is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to looking after your business in the good AND bad times. In just 96 pages, the reader will discover how to not only survive but thrive, even in tough times.KNOW YOUR STRENGHTS AND WEAKNESSESFIND HELP AND SUPPORTPLAN FOR THE FUTUREBUILD BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPSREDISCOVER YOUR FOCUS

Hodder & Stoughton

Run Your Own Business Successfully: Flash

Kevin Duncan
Authors:
Kevin Duncan

The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Run Your Own Business Successfully is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to the art of running your own business in a way that suits you. In just 96 pages, the reader will discover how to assess the pros and cons of running a business, maximise motivation and find the most effective practices.KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE TO OFFERINCREASE MOTIVATIONSORT YOUR FINANCESENJOY INDEPENDENCESTAY ENTHUSIASTIC

Teach Yourself

Run Your Own Business: Teach Yourself

Kevin Duncan
Authors:
Kevin Duncan

Running your own business can be a daunting, challenging and sometimes stressful experience, but also one of the most rewarding. This book expertly guides you through the principles of running a successful business. Crammed with practical advice - from assessing pro's and cons, to motivating yourself and adopting effective practices, it will prove invaluable as you tackle one of the biggest adventures of your lifeNOT GOT MUCH TIME?One and five-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 at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of running your own business.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Teach Yourself

Run Your Own Business: Teach Yourself Ebook Epub

Kevin Duncan
Authors:
Kevin Duncan

Running your own business can be a daunting, challenging and sometimes stressful experience, but also one of the most rewarding. This book expertly guides you through the principles of running a successful business. Crammed with practical advice - from assessing pro's and cons, to motivating yourself and adopting effective practices, it will prove invaluable as you tackle one of the biggest adventures of your lifeNOT GOT MUCH TIME?One and five-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 at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of running your own business.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Teach Yourself

Small Business Survival: Teach Yourself

Kevin Duncan
Authors:
Kevin Duncan

Is this the right book for me?Small Business Survival will give you all the help you need to not just "get by" in the present economic downturn but to help your business emerge stronger, too. The author, Kevin Duncan, is an independent troubleshooter with a vast knowledge of many business types, writer of 5 bestselling business books, and winner of many creativity and effectiveness awards. His no-nonsense approach to the subject guides you through the key issues and questions you will face and gives you clear, practical solutions - to help ensure your business survives and thrives.Small Business Survival includes:Phase I: ConfrontChapter 1: So your business is under pressure. What now?Chapter 2: Are you disciplined enough to survive?Chapter 3: Thinking is freePhase II: HoneFoo fightingWhy evolutive thinking?Chapter 4: Thinking stage 1: What are the facts?Chapter 5: Thinking stage 2: What's your own opinion?Chapter 6: Thinking stage 3: What can you learn from the experience of others?Phase III: EvolveChapter 7: Set up your business tripwires and grenadesChapter 8: Write your own Lifesmile StatementPhase IV: What next?Chapter 9: Don't confuse movement with progressChapter 10: Corporations don't have memoriesChapter 11: Everything may or may not be related to everything elseLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added features:Not got much time?One and five-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 how to keep your small business afloat and going strong.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Carol O'Connor

Dr Carol O'Connor is the author of eight business books and director of Vision in Practice Ltd, a leadership development consultancy and publisher. She has spent more than 30 years teaching, writing and consulting about leadership, innovation and strategic thinking. She sees her role as preparing leaders to identify strategic goals, clarify performance standards and retain talent that supports organizational growth. Her client list is global and her books have collectively been translated into more than 20 languages. Current projects include the publication of a series of business workbooks for under 25-year-olds in developing nations - with apps in support of key topics - and working at the London School of Economics and Political Science in support of its entrepreneurship programmes.

Catherine Kaputa

Catherine Kaputa is the award-winning author of You Are a Brand! and Breakthrough Branding. She is a successful branding strategist and speaker and led the 'I Love NY' campaign. Catherine lives in New York City.

Clive Steeper

Clive Steeper has been a business leader and change executive for over 25 years. His career includes several roles as Managing Director in the UK, USA and Asia. Central to his success has been Clive's ability to help leaders effectively navigate through change, and get the best from their people. Now as an executive coach, consultant and facilitator, he works internationally with many different organisations ranging from public bodies and international corporations to fast-growth businesses.

Dena Michelli

Dr Dena Michelli is a specialist in personal and professional transformation. She works extensively with leaders in commerce and industry, not only through programmes offered by international business schools but also as an independent coach and consultant. She has written extensively and runs seminars and workshops on subjects pertaining to leadership and personal development. She is often quoted in mainstream media on these issues.http://www.denamichelli.com/

Emma Gannon

Emma Gannon is a writer, broadcaster, podcast host and has been a guest digital lecturer at Condé Nast College since 2014. Her podcast CTRL, ALT, DELETE discussing online life has had 2 million downloads to date. She was selected in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list 2018 in media and marketing and is a regular on BBC Woman's Hour. Find her online: twitter @emmagannon / Instagram @emmagannonuk

Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt served as Google's CEO from 2001 to 2011. During that time he shepherded the company's growth from a Silicon Valley start-up to a global technology leader that today has over $55 billion in annual revenues and offices in more than 40 countries. Eric is now Google's executive chairman.

Iain Maitland

Iain Maitland has been a professional writer since 1987. He has written over 50 books, mainly on business, and been published as far away as Russia, India, Japan, USA and Australia. He has also written for the Sunday Times, Which? and the Financial Times amongst many others.

James Bidwell

Disrupt! is written by the team at Springwise, the most cutting edge online resource for innovation spotting and business ideas. Powered by their network of over 20,000 Springspotters in 190+ countries, Springwise curate and publish the most exciting global innovations every day. James Bidwell is the majority shareholder and CEO of Springwise and has been described as "Selfridges' ringmaster extraordinaire", as "a theatrical agitator", listed in the Financial Times Creative Business Top 50, named as one of London's 1000 most influential by the London Evening Standard; amongst many other tributes during his successful career in leading transformational change in business.

Jen Sincero

Jen Sincero is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, success coach and motivational cattle prod who's helped countless people transform their personal and professional lives via her products, speaking engagements, newsletters, seminars and books. Her #1 New York Times bestseller, You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life, has sold well over two million copies, is available in twenty-plus languages, and continues to grow in popularity around the globe. Her follow-up, You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth, also a New York Times bestseller, is written with the same inimitable sass, down-to-earth humor and blunt practicality that made You Are a Badass an indomitable bestseller and Jen a celebrated voice in the world of self development.

John Knell

John Knell (Author) John Knell, along with Richard Reeves, are co-founders of the Intelligence Agency, a strategy and research consultancy. Their roster of clients includes BT, Accenture, Sky, PricewaterhouseCoopers, NESTA, PepsiCo, the Arts Council, Orange and the BBC. They are both contributors to the Whitehall Top Management Programme.

John Lees

John Lees is one of the UK's best-known career stategists. He writes regularly for the Times and the Guardian. His work appears regularly in glossies including Psychologies, Marie Claire and Red and he has appeared several times on both the BBC and ITV. He has trained recruitment specialists since the mid-1980s and worked with numerous organisations including HSBC and Reuters.