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  • GMAT Official Advanced Questions

    GMAC (Graduate Management Admi

    Product Code: CBVSJ
    Paperback
    GMAT Official Advanced Questions Your GMAT Official Prep collection of only hard GMAT questions from past exams. Bring your best on exam day by focusing on the hard GMAT questions to help improve your performance. Get 300 additional hard verbal and quantitative questions to supplement your GMAT Official Guide collection. GMAT Official Advance Questions: Specifically created for those who aspire to earn a top GMAT score and want additional prep. Expand your practice with 300 additional hard verbal and quantitative questions from past GMAT exams to help you perform at your best. Learn strategies to solve hard questions by reviewing answer explanations from subject matter experts. Organize your studying with practice questions grouped by fundamental skills Help increase your test-taking performance and confidence on exam day knowing you studied the hard GMAT questions. PLUS! Your purchase includes online resources to further your practice: Online Question Bank: Create your own practice sets online with the same questions in GMAT Official Advance Questions to focus your studying on specific fundamental skills. Mobile App Access your Online Question Bank through the mobile app to never miss a moment of practice. Study on-the-go and sync with your other devices. Download the Online Question Bank once on your app and work offline. This product includes print book with a unique access code and instructions to the Online Question Bank accessible via your computer and Mobile App.
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  • Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business

    Rebel Girls

    Product Code: CBRON
    Hardback
    In Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business, Sarah Breedlove (AKA Madam C.J. Walker) reinvents and rebrands herself as a forceful entrepreneur whose products still dominate the black hair care industry today. Born on the same plantation where her parents were once enslaved-Sarah is the first child in her family born free. When Sarah is just a girl, she learns the value of hard work. She cooks, she cleans, she picks cotton, she does laundry, and she babysits. By fourteen, Sarah is a wife and by eighteen she is a mother. From the stress of backbreaking labor and having to grow up so quickly, Sarah's hair begins to fall out! Instead of falling into despair, Sarah learns how to take care of her hair and invents her own recipe to encourage her hair to grow. But Sarah has a problem. She can't get people to buy her products at first. So, she rebrands herself as "Madam C.J. Walker," a fancy high society lady with the authority and know-how to help black women with their hair. As Madam C.J. Walker, she builds a business empire, dominates the black hair care market with her natural products, and offers opportunities for other poor washerwomen in her community to have a path to financial freedom. With her immense wealth, she treats herself too. She buys herself cars, fancy dresses, and a mansion with 34 rooms! This is the story of a leader in the hair care industry, which is now a multibillion-dollar industry, but it's also a tale of the importance of empowering women to become economically independent. After Words includes text on Madam C.J. Walker's lasting legacy today as well as educational activities on entrepreneurship.
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  • Winning Not Fighting

    John Vincent

    Product Code: CBRCU
    Hardback
    Winning Not Fighting draws on the philosophy of Wing Tsun, an ancient Chinese martial art, to offer a profound and practical guide to achieving success at work, life and business. By explaining what these teachings reveal about decision-making, professional relationships, personal targets and positivity, it challenges some of our deepest-held assumptions and encourages us to unlearn many ideas that inform our current ideas on professional success. Why, for example, do we refer to business through a lens of conflict? Why does winning always require confrontation, competition and a loser? John Vincent and Julian Hitch challenge our ingrained assumptions about success and achievement to guide us through a path of self-cultivation using the eight wisdoms of Wing Tsun. John Vincent, the co-founder of LEON, has applied these mantras to his healthy fast-food empire with enormous success. In Winning Not Fighting, he collaborates with Wing Tsun master, Sifu Julian Hitch to sculpt this timeless wisdom into a practical and accessible guide to achieving success for your business.
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  • This Could Be Our Future

    Yancey Strickler

    Product Code: CBIWU
    Paperback
    Break free from a wealth-obsessed world Western society is trapped by three assumptions- 1) the point of life is to maximize your self-interest and wealth, 2) we're individuals trapped in an adversarial world, and 3) that this path is inevitable. These ideas separate us, keep us powerless, and limit our imagination for the future. We see them as the truth, but they are just a point of view that previous generations accepted as inevitable. It's time we replace them with something new. In this bold, powerful book, Yancey Strickler - co-founder of Kickstarter - lays out an inspiring vision for a new world we have the power to create and how we can change course. While the pursuit of wealth has produced innovation and prosperity, it's also produced dire consequences- environmental collapse, corruption, exploitation, and unhappiness around the world. We don't have to get rid of money entirely, though- we can co-opt the tools we have used toward better measurement of what matters, technology, and specificity of goals--and refocus them to build a more generous, fair, and future-prepared society. By re-calibrating our definition of value, a world of scarcity can blossom into a world of abundance. Hopeful but firmly grounded, full of concrete examples and bursting with creativity, This Could Be Our Future brilliantly dissects the world we live in and shows us a road map to the world we are capable of making.
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  • The Globalist

    John Walsh

    Product Code: CBHQA
    Hardback
    THE GLOBALIST is the first in-depth biography of an international power-broker who was instrumental in shaping the global economy that we know today. PETER SUTHERLAND played a defining role in world history over the past 25 years and was arguably the most influential Irish person ever to have lived. He was Ireland's youngest ever attorney general; the youngest ever European Commissioner; UN special representative for migration; and special adviser to the Vatican. His landmark achievement was the signing of the Uruguay round of multilateral trade negotiations in Marrakesh on April 15th, 1994. Under Sutherland's stewardship, a historic global agreement on the removal of trade barriers and market liberalisation was achieved, earning him a reputation as the `father of globalisation'. He became chairman of BP and Goldman Sachs International and sat on the board of some of the biggest companies in the world. Public service, however, remained his true calling. The position he most prized was President of the European Commission but a combination of domestic political tribalism and French resistance derailed his chances. Drawing on a wide range of interviews with major political and business figures, including Hank Paulson, Mickey Kantor, Pascal Lamy, Sir Tom McKillop, Mary Robinson, Bertie Ahern, Brian Cowen, Catherine Day, David O'Sullivan and Klaus Schwab, The Globalist examines key episodes in Sutherland's life and career - the Arms Trial, the introduction of the Eighth Amendment, the Anglo Irish Agreement, the development of the EU single market, the establishment of the WTO, and migration policy. Towards the end of his life Sutherland became a tireless advocate for the rights of asylum seekers and migrants, which made him a target for nativist and populist movements around the world.
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  • Lead Successful Projects

    Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez

    Product Code: BZSAE
    Paperback
    Are you struggling to juggle multiple projects? Do you often lose control of your budget? Does communicating your progress to the rest of your team cause you undue stress? Project management is an essential skill for anyone who needs to get things done in any organisation, and is absolutely critical for anyone leading strategic change. In Lead Successful Projects, the Penguin Business Expert guide, Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez introduces a simplified but strategic approach to project management developed over the last 20 years coaching executives, managers and MBAs. Learn how to break down your project into manageable elements, define smart goals and meet them in this concise and practical guide to project success.
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  • The Glossy Years

    Nicholas Coleridge

    Product Code: BZOLQ
    Hardback
    'I adored it. Coleridge is both self-deprecating and shrewd as he regales us with his rollicking ride as editor and tastemaker in the world of British glossy magazines: an irresistible read' Tina Brown Diana touched your elbow, your arm, covered your hand with hers. It was alluring. And she was disarmingly confiding. "Can I ask you something? Nicholas, please be frank..." Over his thirty-year career at Conde Nast, Nicholas Coleridge has witnessed it all. From the anxieties of the Princess of Wales to the blazing fury of Mohamed Al-Fayed, his story is also the story of the people who populate the glamorous world of glossy magazines. With relish and astonishing candour, he offers the inside scoop on Tina Brown and Anna Wintour, David Bowie and Philip Green, Kate Moss and Beyonce; on Margaret Thatcher's clothes legacy, and a surreal weekend away with Bob Geldof and William Hague. Cara Delevingne, media tycoons, Prime Ministers, Princes, Mayors and Maharajas - all cross his path. His career in magazines straddles the glossies throughout their glorious zenith - from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s to the digital iterations of the 21st century. Having cut his teeth on Tatler, and as Editor-in-Chief of Harpers & Queen, he became the Mr Big of glossy publishing for three decades. Packed with surprising and often hilarious anecdotes, The Glossy Years also provides perceptive insight into the changing and treacherous worlds of fashion, journalism, museums and a whole sweep of British society. This is a rich, honest, witty and very personal memoir of a life splendidly lived. 'Coleridge writes like a dream' Observer
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  • Tramps and Trade Union Travelers

    Kim Moody

    Product Code: BZHPC
    Paperback
    With the rise of groups like Democratic Socialists of America and the push to form political parties to the left of the Democrats, questions often arise about why there is not a labor or socialist party tradition in America. Prominent labor historian Kim Moody tackles this question using extensive research and presents the argument that while American history has deep radical roots but because of specific migratory patterns in the late 1800's none of those roots were able to take hold in a lasting, institutionalized way. This book will appeal to activists, historians and students looking to better understand why the American political system is in many "exceptional" when compared to its European counterparts.
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  • Running a Restaurant For Dummies

    Michael Garvey

    Product Code: BYAJS
    Paperback
    Running a Restaurant For Dummies (9781119605454) was previously published as Running a Restaurant For Dummies (9781118027929). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. The easy way to successfully run a profitable restaurant Millions of Americans dream of owning and running their own restaurant -- because they want to be their own boss, because their cooking always draws raves, or just because they love food. Running a Restaurant For Dummies covers every aspect of getting started for aspiring restaurateurs. From setting up a business plan and finding financing, to designing a menu and dining room, you'll find all the advice you need to start and run a successful restaurant. Even if you don't know anything about cooking or running a business, you might still have a great idea for a restaurant -- and this handy guide will show you how to make your dream a reality. If you already own a restaurant, but want to see it get more successful, Running a Restaurant For Dummies offers unbeatable tips and advice for bringing in hungry customers. From start to finish, you'll learn everything you need to know to succeed. New information on designing, re-designing, and equipping a restaurant with all the essentials--from the back of the house to the front of the house Determining whether to rent or buy restaurant property Updated information on setting up a bar and managing the wine list Profitable pointers on improving the bottom line The latest and greatest marketing and publicity options in a social-media world Managing and retaining key staff New and updated information on menu creation and the implementation of Federal labeling (when applicable), as well as infusing local, healthy, alternative cuisine to menu planning Running a Restaurant For Dummies gives you the scoop on the latest trends that chefs and restaurant operators can implement in their new or existing restaurants.
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  • When

    Daniel H. Pink

    Product Code: BUGJA
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    Timing is everything . . . How can we use the hidden patterns of the day to build the ideal schedule? Why do certain breaks dramatically improve student test results? When should you have your first coffee of the day? Why is singing in time with other people as good for us as exercise? And what is the ideal time to quit a job, switch careers or get married? In When, Daniel H. Pink distills cutting edge research and data on timing and synthesises them into a fascinating, readable narrative. Packed with irresistible stories and practical takeaways, it provides compelling insights into how we can live richer, more engaged lives.
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  • The Contagious Commandments

    Paul Kemp-Robertson

    Product Code: BSYEV
    Hardback
    Contagion may alarm doctors but marketers thrive on it. Some concepts are so compelling you have to share them. But what makes an idea so infectious you can't keep it to yourself? And how can brands produce these kinds of ideas intentionally rather than by chance? Contagious, the globally renowned intelligence resource for the marketing industry, is dedicated to identifying and interrogating the world's most exceptional creative trends. And in The Contagious Commandments, Paul Kemp-Robertson and Chris Barth condense this valuable research into ten strategic takeaways for your own marketing revolution. Taking inspiration from disruptive campaigns from the likes of Patagonia, Nike, Safaricom, BrewDog, LEGO, Kenco, and dozens more, The Contagious Commandments explores how companies fuse creativity, technology and behavioural psychology to achieve truly original marketing ideas that have a positive impact on society and profits - and how your brand can too.
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  • A Practical Guide to Entrepreneurship

    Alison Price

    Product Code: BROZZ
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    Turn your passions into a thriving business. From finding a niche, to expanding a successful enterprise to new horizons, learn how to turn any business opportunity into a rewarding venture - while avoiding the pitfalls of pursuing a pipe dream. Distilling the key points into down-to-earth, realistic advice, business experts Alison and David Price explain how to create the right brand to stand out from the crowd, achieve the best work-life balance and grow your business to success. This Practical Guide offers expert insights, case studies and practical techniques to help you begin and prosper on your entrepreneurial journey.
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  • Your Health at Work

    Trades Union Congress (TUC)

    Product Code: BRAMD
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    Your Health at Work is your fully researched and up-to-date guide to the most common health risks at work in the UK and how you can tackle them. The TUC expertly explains your legal rights, how to avoid injury and illness and what support is available to you. Covering the full range of industries, Your Health at Work provides guidance for everyone. Both physical health (e.g. aches and strains, hazardous substances, accidents) and mental health (anxiety, depression, bullying) are comprehensively discussed to provide you with reliable help and advice on the full range of potential health problems at work. The stories of real workers who have encountered health issues at work are included to make sure that this book is fully representative of real life and gives practical, and sometimes inspirational, insights to support you and your health every day at work.
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  • IT-Enabled Business Change

    Sharm Manwani

    Product Code: BISGE
    Paperback
    The high-profile failure of major IT-related projects in both public and private sectors underlines the need for stringent change management. As businesses increasingly look to IT to enable that change, this book examines the types of business change processes that involve the use of IT, from the reasons organisations change the way they work, to how that change is managed and implemented. The intended audience includes business and IT executives, managers, professionals and expert users.

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