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Our Accounting Books cover every aspect of Business and Law. They're ideal for any go-getter who wants to learn more about the economy or is looking to get into a new career.

  • EIHQ

    Economics in 100 Quotes (Other)

    Dan Smith

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    With 100 famous and inspirational quotes arranged in chronological order, this book offers an overview of the history of economics and its key concepts and theories.

    Each quote is accompanied by a concise commentary that explains its meaning, looks at it within a broader context and profiles the person it is attributed to.

    The quotes are presented in creative typography that provides a visual clue to the quote's underlying meaning. This book is perfect for any armchair economist to dip in and out of.
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  • HBN2 14 years +

    How Business Works (Hardback)

    DK

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    Defines and explains the key concepts behind business, finance and company management. With the right knowledge, business does not have to be difficult. Do you know the difference between profit margin, gross profit and net profit? What is cash flow or a limited company? How Business Works answers hundreds of questions and is an invaluable reference for anyone wanting to learn about business. This unique guide explains complex business concepts using simple, easy-to-understand language while defining hundreds of business terms such as stocks and shares, limited companies, partnerships and bond issues. Essential know-how is offered on everything from starting a small business to marketing your company and building your teams. No other business book explains the subject visually and in such a concise and immediate manner.
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  • ABGTY

    The Chimp Paradox (Paperback)

    Dr Steve Peters

    Prof. Steve Peters, consultant psychiatrist to Liverpool FC, Sky ProCycling, Ronnie O'Sullivan and the England football team describes how he helps his clients manage their minds and fulfil their potential in his bestselling book The Chimp Paradox: The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness.

    Dr. Peters knows how impulsive behaviour or nagging self-doubt can change people's lives in both a professional and personal capacity, and in this book he shares his mind-management programme that has helped everyone from the likes of Steven Gerrard to senior managers conquer their fears and grow in focus and confidence.

    Using real-life case studies and memorable analogies such as the 'chimp' - the seemingly irrational and impulsive being that inhabits our minds - to explain seemingly complex concepts, this book will help you understand your own behaviour and natural responses to people and situations, control your emotional impulses and help you live a happier life both at home and at work.
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  • BWMEU

    The Secret Barrister (Paperback)

    The Secret Barrister

    The Secret Barrister offers an eye-opening insight into life inside the courtroom. From the devastating to the hilarious, the author recalls some of their most powerful memories.

    They also reveal how hard the job is and recall the difficult conversations, including the way you should talk to clients, no matter whether you believe them to be guilty or innocent.

    This book also examines what the law actually is, why we need it and why barristers wear those stupid wigs...
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  • BXLMJ

    Underland (Hardback)

    Robert Macfarlane

    Landmarks and The Lost Worlds author Robert Macfarlane's Underland takes you on a breathtaking journey into the worlds beneath her feet - from Greenland's glaciers to Bronze Age burial chambers.

    It's a long-term exploration of landscape and the human heart that reveals we can learn so much from what lies beneath...
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  • BQJNG

    The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (Paperback)

    John Perkins

    False economics. Threats, bribes, extortion. Debt, deception, coups, assassinations and unbridled military power. These are the tools used by the `corporatocracy' - a vast network of corporations, banks, colluding governments and rich and powerful individuals - to ensure that they retain and expand their wealth and influence, growing richer and richer as the poor become poorer. In his original, post 9/11 book, John Perkins revealed how he was recruited as an economic hit man in the 1970s, and exposed the corrupt methods American corporations use to spread their influence in the developing world, cheating countries out of trillions of dollars. In this new, extensively updated edition he lays bare the latest, terrifying evolution of the economic hit man, and how the system has become even more entrenched and powerful than ever before. In New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, John Perkins provides fresh and chilling evidence of how the corporatocracy has grown its influence to every corner of the globe, making us all unwitting slaves to their regime. But he also provides advice on how we can end our unconscious support of the system and its self-serving, lethal economy.
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  • ASOSP

    Black Box Thinking (Paperback)

    Matthew Syed

    What links the Mercedes Formula One team with Google? What links Team Sky and the aviation industry? What connects James Dyson and David Beckham? They are all Black Box Thinkers. Black Box Thinking is a new approach to high performance, a means of finding an edge in a complex and fast-changing world. It is not just about sport, but has powerful implications for business and politics, as well as for parents and students. In other words, all of us. Drawing on a dizzying array of case studies and real-world examples, together with cutting-edge research on marginal gains, creativity and grit, Matthew Syed tells the inside story of how success really happens - and how we cannot grow unless we are prepared to learn from our mistakes.
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  • BOGNZ

    Factfulness (Hardback)

    Hans Rosling

    The world is so divisive right now, but Hans Rosling's Factfulness is here to reveal that things are not quite as bad as many think.

    The author talks about how many things that we systematically get wrong (a chimpanzee choosing answers at random consistently outguesses journalists) and why this happens.

    If we worry about everything instead of basing our view on facts, we feel threatened. This book will help you change your outlook on the world.
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  • BGOZA

    Shoe Dog (Paperback)

    Phil Knight

    Phil Knight, the co-founder of Nike, reveals his life story in this candid memoir.

    He talks about starting his own business at the age of just 24 and explains the risks and setbacks that he faced along the way to becoming the man behind one of the world's most iconic brands.

    This is an inspiring biography about building something from scratch and overcoming adversity to make your mark (or leave a footprint!) on the world. If you're thinking of buying this book, just do it!
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  • AAHAF

    Good to Great (Hardback)

    Jim Collins

    Can a good company become a great one and, if so, how? After a five-year research project, Collins concludes that good to great can and does happen. In this book, he uncovers the underlying variables that enable any type of organization to make the leap from good to great while other organizations remain only good. Rigorously supported by evidence, his findings are surprising - at times even shocking - to the modern mind. "Good to Great" achieves a rare distinction: a management book full of vital ideas that reads as well as a fast-paced novel.
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  • BYIQZ

    Stop Being Reasonable (Paperback)

    Eleanor Gordon-Smith

    What if you aren't who you think you are? What if you don't really know the people closest to you? And what if your most deeply-held beliefs turn out to be ... wrong? In Stop Being Reasonable, philosopher and journalist Eleanor Gordon-Smith tells six lucid, gripping stories that show the limits of human reason. From the woman who realised her husband harboured a terrible secret, to the man who left the cult he had been raised in since birth, and the British reality TV contestant who, having impersonated someone else for a month, discovered he could no longer return to his former identity, all of the people interviewed radically altered their beliefs about the things that matter most. What made them change course? How should their reversals affect how we think about our own beliefs? And in an increasingly divided world, what do they teach us about how we might change the minds of others? Inspiring, perceptive, and often moving, Stop Being Reasonable explores the place where philosophy and real life meet. Ultimately, it argues that when it comes to finding out what's true or convincing others about what we know, being rational might involve our hearts as well as our minds.
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  • BXMLQ

    The Daily Telegraph Tax Guide 2019 (Paperback)

    David Genders

    The Daily Telegraph Tax Guide is the UK's bestselling tax handbook, containing everything you need to know about completing a self-assessment tax return for 2018/19. It includes: * Key changes from the Budget and Spring Statements * Dealing effectively with HM Revenue & Customs * Worked illustrations showing you how to complete your tax submission * How living or working abroad affects the tax that you pay * Tax saving tips which will help you save money * Inheritance Tax and potentially exempt transfers Whether you are self-employed, work part time or full time, are unemployed or retired, if you pay tax, The Daily Telegraph Tax Guide is invaluable. It helps ensure that you are as tax efficient as possible, offering practical advice, timetables and examples that make the complex and challenging world of tax returns easier to understand.
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  • BXMFG

    Break Point (Hardback)

    Ollie Ollerton, a former Special Forces soldier and the star of SAS: Who Dares Wins, shares the lessons he has learned during his incredible life in Break Point.

    His incredible story features hardened criminals, high-speed car chases, counter-terrorism and humanitarian heroics - freeing children from a trafficking ring in Thailand.

    He also talks about a freak childhood attack, run-ins with the law as a rebellious teenager, battles with alcohol and depression and how he found redemption as both an entrepreneur and mental health charity ambassador.
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  • BXKTC

    The Lives of Bees (Hardback)

    Thomas D. Seeley

    How the lives of wild honey bees offer vital lessons for saving the world (TM)s managed bee colonies Humans have kept honey bees in hives for millennia, yet only in recent decades have biologists begun to investigate how these industrious insects live in the wild. The Lives of Bees is Thomas Seeley (TM)s captivating story of what scientists are learning about the behavior, social life, and survival strategies of honey bees living outside the beekeeper (TM)s hive "and how wild honey bees may hold the key to reversing the alarming die-off of the planet (TM)s managed honey bee populations. Seeley, a world authority on honey bees, sheds light on why wild honey bees are still thriving while those living in managed colonies are in crisis. Drawing on the latest science as well as insights from his own pioneering fieldwork, he describes in extraordinary detail how honey bees live in nature and shows how this differs significantly from their lives under the management of beekeepers. Seeley presents an entirely new approach to beekeeping "Darwinian Beekeeping "which enables honey bees to use the toolkit of survival skills their species has acquired over the past thirty million years, and to evolve solutions to the new challenges they face today. He shows beekeepers how to use the principles of natural selection to guide their practices, and he offers a new vision of how beekeeping can better align with the natural habits of honey bees. Engagingly written and deeply personal, The Lives of Bees reveals how we can become better custodians of honey bees and make use of their resources in ways that enrich their lives as well as our own.
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  • BXGJO

    Work Like a Woman (Paperback)

    Mary Portas (Author)

    Mary Portas, widely known as the Queen of Shops, offers expert advice that will help you call time on alpha culture and be more productive, collaborative and altogether happier!

    Drawing on decades of business experience, she talks about how women and men can come together for the benefit of everyone and how whatever level you are at and wherever you work, you can make a significant impact.
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  • BUAAV

    In Your Defence (Paperback)

    Sarah Langford

    Barrister Sarah Langford's memoir offers an eye-opening insight into the workings of the courtroom and our legal system.

    She talks about how she represents the mad and the bad, the vulnerable, the heartbroken and the hopeful and how she has to become their voice to defend their actions.

    She focuses on the stories that may not make headlines but do change the lives of ordinary people in extraordinary ways. They are stories which, but for a twist of luck, might have been yours.

    She describes eleven cases (including domestic fall-outs, everyday burglary and sexual indiscretions )which reveal what goes on in our criminal and family courts. She examines how she feels as she defends the person standing in the dock - and shows how attitudes and actions can shape not only the outcome of a case, but the legal system itself.
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  • BRZSN

    Dare to Lead (Paperback)

    Brene Brown

    In her #1 NYT bestsellers, Brene Brown taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers and culture shifters, she's showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead. Leadership is not about titles, status and power over people. Leaders are people who hold themselves accountable for recognising the potential in people and ideas, and developing that potential. This is a book for everyone who is ready to choose courage over comfort, make a difference and lead. When we dare to lead, we don't pretend to have the right answers; we stay curious and ask the right questions. We don't see power as finite and hoard it; we know that power becomes infinite when we share it and work to align authority and accountability. We don't avoid difficult conversations and situations; we lean into the vulnerability that's necessary to do good work. But daring leadership in a culture that's defined by scarcity, fear and uncertainty requires building courage skills, which are uniquely human. The irony is that we're choosing not to invest in developing the hearts and minds of leaders at the same time we're scrambling to figure out what we have to offer that machines can't do better and faster. What can we do better? Empathy, connection and courage to start. Brene Brown spent the past two decades researching the emotions that give meaning to our lives. Over the past seven years, she found that leaders in organisations ranging from small entrepreneurial start-ups and family-owned businesses to non-profits, civic organisations and Fortune 50 companies, are asking the same questions: How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders? And, how do you embed the value of courage in your culture? Dare to Lead answers these questions and gives us actionable strategies and real examples from her new research-based, courage-building programme. Brene writes, `One of the most important findings of my career is that courage can be taught, developed and measured. Courage is a collection of four skill sets supported by twenty-eight behaviours. All it requires is a commitment to doing bold work, having tough conversations and showing up with our whole hearts. Easy? No. Choosing courage over comfort is not easy. Worth it? Always. We want to be brave with our lives and work. It's why we're here.'
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  • BRPUE

    Making & Marketing a Successful Art & Craft Business (Paperback)

    Fiona Pullen

    A revised and updated edition of Craft a Creative Business, this is a must-read guide for anyone wanting to turn their hobby, craft or art skills into a successful business. Fiona Pullen, owner of The Sewing Directory, covers every aspect of setting up a small creative business clearly and simply; giving advice on the importance of identifying markets, focusing on a USP (unique selling point), assessing the competition, making sure the price is right and setting goals. Also included are sections on product photography and videography, branding and legal matters. Particular emphasis is placed on online selling, with detailed information on markets, blogging, using social media and the importance of analytics and SEO (search engine optimisation). Information on offline selling is included too, with notes on selling at craft fairs, trade fairs and markets, selling through retail outlets, running courses and workshops, and featuring work in the media. Every chapter is supported by practical activities to help you apply the lessons to your business, along with insights and advice from dozens of successful business professionals including Debbie Shore, Torie Jayne and Laura Strutt.
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  • BOHQS

    Money (Paperback)

    Yuval Noah Harari

    How did money come to be invented? Why does it now have such significance in our lives? Does it make us happier or unhappier? And what does the future hold for it? With brilliant clarity and insight, Yuval Noah Harari takes the reader on a journey from the very first coins through to 21st century economics and shows us how we are all on the brink of a revolution, whether we like it or not. Selected from the books Sapiens and Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS. A series of short books by the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us human Also in the Vintage Minis series: Home by Salman Rushdie Babies by Anne Enright Eating by Nigella Lawson Drinking by John Cheever
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  • BKKYP

    Ore Mining in the Lake District (Paperback)

    Alastair Cameron

    The Lake District mountains are full of mineral veins. Many have been discovered and worked over the past 1000 years. Many remain to be discovered. The last working metal-ore mine in the Lake District, the Force Crag Mine, closed in 1986. It is believed that mining commenced here during the fifteenth century. Today, remains of this past extensive industry lie abandoned on the mountainsides and are now considered to be an iconic reflection of the Lake District's industrial past. They blend in well with other iconic `industrial' structures such as stone walls, drove roads and fell-farms that exist throughout the district. For many years now industrial historians have studied these workings and also the lives of the skilled miners who spent their careers high on Lake District mountainsides, working the veins. Concern for the loss of many of these ancient sites has developed over recent years. In 1989 a report produced by local industrial archaeologists highlighted a list of twenty seven former mining sites on the fells considered to be of such exceptional importance to the history of the Lake District communities that they should be given future protection. Many of these sites have been included in this definitive illustrated guide.
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  • BIBMR

    Jo Malone: My Story (Paperback)

    Jo Malone

    Jo Malone is the inspirational British businesswoman responsible for creating her globally renowned beauty business and, more recently, her new brand 'Jo Loves'. This, her first autobiography, tells in full her incredible journey from modest beginnings as a teenager, struggling with dyslexia and leaving school with no qualifications, to becoming an international brand name and one of the world's most successful entrepreneurs. Jo's lively story explores how her fascination with smell teamed with her natural ability to create world-famous blends such as 'Lime, Basil & Mandarin', revolutionised the way we think about fragrance. Her unique talent for pioneering innovation and originality within her field is unrivalled. Yet, despite her success, she has faced huge challenges with courage and determination, including being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 37 and told she only had nine months to live, and her decision to go it alone after selling the original Jo Malone brand to the Estee Lauder Corporation and walking away in 2006. Jo's commitment and down-to-earth approach to life, work and family makes her one of the most likeable and well respected personalities in British retail and her honesty, hard work and entrepreneurial grit is an inspiration to all.
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  • APNRG 5 years +

    Firefighters (Hardback)

    Katie Daynes

    Fires, accidents, earthquakes and floods - firefighters are never far from danger. This thrilling book shows where they work, how they fight fires and how they rescue people. Usborne Beginners is an exciting series of books for children who are beginning to read on their own.
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  • APDTE

    Law: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

    Raymond Wacks

    Law is at the heart of every society, protecting rights, imposing duties, and establishing a framework for the conduct of almost all social, political, and economic activity. Despite this, the law often seems a highly technical, perplexing mystery, with its antiquated and often impenetrable jargon, obsolete procedures, and endless stream of complex statutes and legislation. In this Very Short Introduction Raymond Wacks introduces the major branches of the law, describing what lawyers do, and how courts operate, and considers the philosophy of law and its pursuit of justice, freedom, and equality. In this second edition, Wacks locates the discipline in our contemporary world, considering the pressures of globalization and digitalisation and the nature of the law in our culture of threatened security and surveillance. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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  • ACMMA

    The 4-hour Work Week (Paperback)

    Timothy Ferriss

    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 more and working less, this book is the blueprint. This step-by step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches: how Tim went from $40,000 dollars per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per MONTH and 4 hours per week; how to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want; how blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs; how to eliminate 50 per cent of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist; and, how to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent 'mini-retirements'. This new updated and expanded edition includes: more than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point; real-world templates you can copy for eliminating email, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than GBP5 a meal; how lifestyle design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times; and, the latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.
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