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'The best business book I've ever read.' Bill Gates, Wall Street Journal 'The Michael Lewis of his day.' New York Times What do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common? Each i... read more

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'We will pay a personal price if we don't redefine what success means and the price is currently much higher for women than for men.' How do you define success? In the current model that we have come to accept, success is equated with overwork, burnout, sleep deprivation, never seeing your family, being connected through emai... read more

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In September 2012, a Yougov poll conducted in Britain found that the person British workers would most like as their manager was Sir Richard Branson. With over 40 years in business, Richard Branson is an inspiring pioneer of humanitarian projects and an iconic business leader. In The Virgin Way: How to Listen, Learn, Laugh an... read more

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Michael Lewis, the Master of the Big Story, is back with Flash Boys. If you thought Wall Street was about alpha males standing in trading pits hollering at each other, think again. That world is dead. Now, the world's money is traded by computer code, inside black boxes in heavily guarded buildings. Even the experts entrusted... read more

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'I wish I had been brave enough to come out earlier in my tenure as CEO of BP. I regret it to this day. I know that if I had done so I would have made more of an impact for other gay men and women. With The Glass Closet, I hope to give some of them the courage to make an impact of their own.' Whether you're lesbian, gay, tran... read more

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We give up too easily. With a simple change of attitude, what seem like insurmountable obstacles become once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Ryan Holiday, who dropped out of college at nineteen to serve as an apprentice to bestselling 'modern Machiavelli' Robert Greene and is now a media consultant for billion-dollar brands, dra... read more

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A funny, clear and brilliantly entertaining guide to the world of finance from the bestselling author of Capital and Whoops!
The biggest problem for outsiders in the world of economics is that most of the time, we don't know what the hell the insiders are talking about. To know that, you have to understand the words the... read more

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All of us have experienced creative connection, and glimpsed its power. Yet, for centuries, the myth of the lone genius has obscured the critical story of the power of collaboration. In Powers of Two, Joshua Wolf Shenk argues that creative pairs are the exemplars for innovation. Drawing on years of research on great partnersh... read more

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Is Japan running out of husbands? Is China running out of wives? Did Genghis Khan really invent free trade? And why can't you see the price of a Big Mac at McDonalds in Argentina? In Trading Places, Tim Harcourt - also known as the Airport Economist - takes you around the globe, talking to businesses, governments, union offic... read more

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There is currently an epidemic of 'affluenza' throughout the world - an obsessive, envious, keeping-up-with-the-Joneses - that has resulted in huge increases in depression and anxiety among millions. Over a nine-month period, bestselling author Oliver James travelled around the world to try and find out why. He discovered how... read more

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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 ... read more

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"They put the boys into the Anvil mining truck. They came for my dad. I asked them 'where are you taking him?' and they didn't answer."
The Australian mining company trucks had come roaring into the African village and disgorged over 100 heavily armed government soldiers. The rebels, protesting at the way the Australian... read more

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In "Boomerang" Michael Lewis, the international bestselling author of "The Big Short", "Liars' Poker", "The Blind Side" and "Moneyball", turns his trademark wit to the subject of how the financial meltdown hit us all in the face. Right now, Europe is in serious financial chaos. In Greece, infrastructure costs mean it would be... read more

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Wine Bar Theory is an attitude and an approach to work. It's not about cutting corners, it's about wanting the very best and not settling for less. It's a theory that can pave your road to success. Author David Gilbertson built a failing company into a successful multi-billion dollar business without getting up at 4:00am or w... read more

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Even very smart, very accomplished people are very bad at understanding why they succeed or fail, but we all have goals that we long to reach. Award-winning social psychologist Halvorson offers counterintuitive insights, illuminating stories, and science-based information that can help anyone unlock the secrets of achievement.

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Women Who Seize The Moment addresses the common issues that many women face in their careers. In our society it is not uncommon for people to dislike their job but still work extremely hard. There is an assumption that we will get that raise, eventually, we will get promoted, eventually, I will get my dream job, eventually. T... read more

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Apps have changed the way we communicate, shop, play, interact and travel and their phenomenal popularity has presented possibly the biggest business opportunity in history. In How to Build a Billion Dollar App, serial tech entrepreneur George Berkowski - one of the minds behind the internationally successful taxi hailing app... read more

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Doing business in the digital ageWritten in the same vein as works by Malcolm Gladwell, Seth Godin and Nassim Taleb, "The Great Fragmentation: And Why the Future of All Business is Small "is a business survival manifesto for the technology revolution. As the world moves from the industrial era to the digital age, power is shi... read more

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Both Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg came to Google as seasoned Silicon Valley business executives, but over the course of a decade they came to see the wisdom in Coach John Wooden's observation that 'it's what you learn after you know it all that counts'. As they helped grow Google from a young start-up to a global icon,... read more

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