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  • The Art of War

    Sun Tzu

    Product Code: ACMNW
    Hardback
    The original and bestselling leadership book! Sun Tzu's ideas on survival and success have been read across the world for centuries. Today they can still be applied to business, politics and life. The Art of War demonstrates how to win without conflict. It shows that with enough intelligence and planning, it is possible to conquer with a minimum of force and little destruction. This luxury hardback edition includes an introduction by Tom Butler-Bowdon that draws out lessons for managers and business leaders, and highlights the power of Sun Tzu's thinking in everyday life.
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  • Black Box Thinking

    Matthew Syed

    Product Code: ASOSP
    Paperback
    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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  • English What Job Can I Get?

    Richard Spilsbury

    Product Code: AQBRF
    Paperback 11 years +
    The different careers that lead on from an interest or aptitude in a particular subject are explored. Many occupations are examined looking at what the job involves and the special skills that are needed.
  • Never Eat Alone

    Keith Ferrazzi

    Product Code: AKARH
    Paperback
    This is the bestselling business classic on the power of relationships, updated with in-depth advice for making connections in the digital world. "Don't walk...Run to your closest bookstore. The most extraordinary and valuable book I've come across in a long, long time". (Tom Peters). Do you want to get ahead in life? Climb the ladder to success? Master networker Keith Ferrazzi says the secret is in reaching out to others. As he discovered early in life, what distinguishes highly successful people is the way they use the power of relationships - so that everyone wins. Never Eat Alone: Expanded and Updated lays out the steps and mindset Ferrazzi uses to connect with thousands of colleagues, friends, and associates: people he has helped and who have helped him. This form of connecting to the world is based on generosity; Ferrazzi distinguishes gen-uine relationship-building from crude glad-handing. These practical, proven principles include: don't keep score (make sure other people get what they want, too); 'ping' constantly (reach out to your contacts all the time - not just when you need something); never eat alone ('invisibility' is a fate worse than failure); and become the 'king of content' (use social media to make meaningful connections). In this classic, globally bestselling book you'll discover the timeless strategies used by the world's most connected people, from Bill Clinton to the Dalai Lama. And you'll learn how to transform your own network, career and life. "A step-by-step way to build relationships with anyone. The tone is engaging and the advice practical". (New York Times). "Cleverly mixes anecdotes with cogent advice and suggests concrete steps readers can take toward improvement". (USA Today). Keith Ferrazzi is the founder and CEO of the training and con-sulting company Ferrazzi Greenlight and a contributor to Inc., the Wall Street Journal, and Harvard Business Review. Earlier in his career, he was the CMO of Deloitte Consulting and of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and the CEO of YaYa Media. He lives in Los Angeles. Tahl Raz has written for Inc., the Jerusalem Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, and GQ. Raz lives in New York City.
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  • Do What You are

    Paul D. Tieger

    Product Code: AJPCH
    Paperback 14 years +
    A revision of the bestselling guide to finding greater career satisfaction and success through Personality Type. A classic in the genre, DO WHAT YOU ARE has helped hundreds of thousands of people find truly satisfying work. Since the last edition, much has changed in the world of work, including the great recession and the explosion of technology. What hasn't changed is the power and usefulness of Personality Type to help people find greater career success. The fifth edition introduces updated sections and new insights on the modern workforce, technology, Baby Boomers seeking post-work fulfillment, online resources, job listings, and much more. Using workbook exercises and real-life examples to highlight the strengths and pitfalls of all 16 personality types, DO WHAT YOU ARE shows you step-by-step how to utilize your unique strengths to customise your job search, get the most out of your current career, obtain leadership positions, and achieve the best results in the shortest period of time.
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  • The Chimp Paradox

    Dr Steve Peters

    Product Code: ABGTY
    Paperback
    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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  • Start with Why

    Simon Sinek

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    Why are some people and organisations more inventive, pioneering and successful than others? And why are they able to repeat their success again and again? In business, it doesn't matter what you do, it matters why you do it. "Start with Why" analyses leaders like Martin Luther King Jr and Steve Jobs and discovers that they all think in the same way - they all started with why. Simon Sinek explains the framework needed for businesses to move past knowing what they do to how they do it, and then to ask the more important question - Why? Why do we do what we do? Why do we exist? Learning to ask these questions can unlock the secret to inspirational business. Sinek explains what it truly takes to lead and inspire and how anyone can learn how to do it.
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  • The Checklist Manifesto

    Atul Gawande

    Product Code: AAZRV
    Paperback
    One of the top ten greatest doctors in the world looks at the lowly checklist, and how this simple idea - which is free to reproduce - will revolutionise the way we approach problems, and help save lives. Today we find ourselves in possession of stupendous know-how, which we willingly place in the hands of the most highly skilled people. But avoidable failures are common, and the reason is simple: the volume and complexity of our knowledge has exceeded our ability to consistently deliver it - correctly, safely or efficiently. In this groundbreaking book, Atul Gawande makes a compelling argument for the checklist, which he believes to be the most promising method available in surmounting failure. Whether you're following a recipe, investing millions of dollars in a company or building a skyscraper, the checklist is an essential tool in virtually every area of our lives, and Gawande explains how breaking down complex, high pressure tasks into small steps can radically improve everything from airline safety to heart surgery survival rates. Fascinating and enlightening, "The Checklist Manifesto" shows how the simplest of ideas could transform how we operate in almost any field.
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  • It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be

    Paul Arden

    Product Code: ACGQN
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    "It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be" is a handbook of how to succeed in the world - a pocket "bible" for the talented and timid to help make the unthinkable and the impossible possible. Advertising guru Paul Arden offers up his wisdom on issues as diverse as problem solving, responding to a brief, communicating, playing your cards right, making mistakes and creativity, all endeavours that can be applied to aspects of modern life. This book provides an insight into the world of advertising and is a quirky compilation of quotes, facts, pictures, wit and wisdom, packed into easy-to-digest, bite-sized spreads.
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  • Who Moved My Cheese?

    Spencer Johnson

    Product Code: ACGKK
    Paperback
    Who Moved My Cheese? is an amusing and enlightening story of four characters who live in a maze and look for cheese to nourish them and make them happy. Cheese is a metaphor for what you want to have in life - whether it is a good job, a loving relationship, money or a possession, health or spirital peace of mind. And the maze is where you look for what you want - the organisation you work in, or the family or community you live in. This profound book from bestselling author, Spencer Johnson, will show you how to anticipate change, adapt to change quickly, enjoy change and be ready to change quickly again and again. Discover the secret for yourself and learn how to deal with change, so that you suffer from less stress and enjoy more success in your work and in life. Written for all ages, this story takes less than an hour to read, but its unique insights can last for a lifetime.
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  • The Art of Strategy

    Avinash K. Dixit

    Product Code: BFKSI
    Paperback
    Game theory means rigorous strategic thinking. It's the art of anticipating your opponent's next moves, knowing full well that your rival is trying to do the same thing to you. Though parts of game theory involve simple common sense, much is counterintuitive, and it can only be mastered by developing a new way of seeing the world. Using a diverse array of rich case studies-from pop culture, TV, movies, sports, politics, and history-the authors show how nearly every business and personal interaction has a game-theory component to it. Mastering game theory will make you more successful in business and life, and this lively book is the key to that mastery.
  • Go-Givers Sell More

    Bob Burg

    Product Code: BFKMY
    Paperback
    The sequel to the international bestseller The Go-Giver, applying its inspirational approach to real-world challenges. The Go-Giver took the business world by storm with its message that giving is the simplest, most fulfilling, and most effective path to success. It has inspired hundreds of thousands of readers; but some have wondered how the story's lessons stand up to the tough challenges of everyday, real-world business. Bob Burg and John David Mann answer that question in Go-Givers Sell More, a practical guide that turns giving into the cornerstone of a powerful and effective approach to selling. Most of us think of sales as a struggle to make people do something they don't really want to do. But that cut-throat mentality makes the process much harder than it has to be - especially in an economic downturn when customers are more suspicious and defensive than ever. It's far more effective (and satisfying) when salespeople think like Go-Givers and focus on creating value for the customer. Cultivate a trusting relationship and provide outstanding service, and great results will follow automatically. Illustrating their points with a wide range of real-life examples, Burg and Mann offer tips and strategies that anyone in sales can start applying right away.
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  • You're Hired! Psychometric Tests

    James Meachin

    Product Code: BFJHR
    Paperback
    Are you intimidated by the prospect of psychometric tests at your interview? They are being used increasingly often by recruiters to distinguish the top candidates for a job. This unique guide is written by psychologists who specialise in the recruitment process so they understand exactly what psychometric tests are for and how you can tackle them successfully. Packed with practice questions, sample tests, tips and accurate advice you can be reassured that it will equip you to handle any test thrown at you with confidence and ease; whether you're a first or second jobber, career-changer or coming back into work after a career break. The You're Hired! series shows job hunters how to research, apply for and land the job of their dreams.
  • You're Hired! Interview Answers

    Stephan Lucks

    Product Code: BFJHP
    Paperback
    Does the prospect of answering tough interview questions fill you with fear? Are you worried you'll clam up and ruin your chances of being successful in winning the job of your dreams? This guide book is written by psychologists who specialise in the recruitment process so they know exactly what your interviewer wants to hear from you. Packed with practice questions, sample tests and tips on how to impress a prospective employer this book will arm you with the tools you need to cope with any interview scenario, including the dreaded competency-based questions that recruiters are using with increasing frequency. You're Hired! Interview Answers will help you whether you're a first or second jobber, a career changer or maybe you're returning to work after a break and need some extra guidance to get back in the game. You can be reassured that it will equip you with the confidence you need to answer tough questions with ease and achieve interview success you deserve. The You're Hired! series shows job hunters how to research, apply for and land the job of their dreams.
  • If You Have to Cry, Go Outside

    Kelly Cutrone

    Product Code: BFJCT
    Paperback
    In the New York Times bestseller If You Have to Cry, Go Outside, media maven Kelly Cutrone spills her secrets for success without selling out. She combines personal and professional stories from her high-profile gigs as Whitney Port and Lauren Conrad's boss on The Hills, star of Bravo's Kell on Earth, judge on America's Next Top Model, and CEO/founder of the fashion PR firm People's Revolution to offer young professional women no-nonsense, brutally honest career advice-and other things their mothers never told them.
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  • How to Pass Advanced Verbal Reasoning Tests

    Mike Bryon

    Product Code: BCVMX
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    Containing the largest bank of test questions on the market, How to Pass Advanced Verbal Reasoning Tests provides advice, practice and exercises to help you prepare for the rigorous tests used by employers, helping you to build up speed, accuracy and confidence. Testing expert Mike Bryon offers practice on a range of areas, including: - English usage - Written assessments - Presentations - Group exercises - Assessment centres Including four timed realistic tests with interpretations of your score, How to Pass Advanced Verbal Reasoning Tests covers word links, word swaps, sentence sequence, decision analysis, reading comprehension as well as critical reasoning, giving you everything you need to boost your ability and face the challenge head on.
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  • The Essential College Professor

    Jeffrey L. Buller

    Product Code: BFGLW
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    The Essential College Professor is about the "how" and "why" of being a faculty member today. Based on the author's series of highly successful faculty development workshops, each chapter deals concisely with the most important information college professors need at their fingertips when confronted by a particular challenge or faced with an exciting opportunity. Written both as a comprehensive guide to an academic career and as a ready reference to be consulted whenever needed, The Essential College Professor emphasizes proven solutions over untested theories and stresses what faculty members have to know now in order to be successful in their careers.

    Each chapter is concluded by a short exercise that faculty members can perform to help them, for instance, completely revise a course by restructuring the syllabus and course materials, bring new life to a research project by reframing it as a book proposal or grant application, and so on.
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  • Tips for Passing Psychometric Tests: Bullet Guides

    Bernice Walmsley

    Product Code: BEZXC
    Paperback
    Open this book and you will- Master tests- Be prepared - Gain confidence - Get results
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  • How to Pass Numerical Reasoning Tests

    Heidi Smith

    Product Code: BCVMU
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    Containing the largest bank of test questions on the market, How to Pass Numerical Reasoning Tests provides advice, practice and exercises to help you prepare for the rigorous tests used by employers, helping you to build up speed, accuracy and confidence. An overview of the basics is followed by a step-by-step guide to numerical tests, covering: - Fractions and decimals - Rates - Percentages - Ratios and proportions - Data interpretation Also containing practice on mathematical problems in written word format to aid your analytical skills, How to Pass Numerical Reasoning Tests gives you everything you need to boost your ability and face the challenge head on.
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  • The Economics of Enough

    Diane Coyle

    Product Code: BEHXZ
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    The world's leading economies are facing not just one but many crises. The financial meltdown may not be over, climate change threatens major global disruption, economic inequality has reached extremes not seen for a century, and government and business are widely distrusted. At the same time, many people regret the consumerism and social corrosion of modern life. What these crises have in common, Diane Coyle argues, is a reckless disregard for the future--especially in the way the economy is run. How can we achieve the financial growth we need today without sacrificing a decent future for our children, our societies, and our planet? How can we realize what Coyle calls "the Economics of Enough"? Running the economy for tomorrow as well as today will require a wide range of policy changes. The top priority must be ensuring that we get a true picture of long-term economic prospects, with the development of official statistics on national wealth in its broadest sense, including natural and human resources. Saving and investment will need to be encouraged over current consumption. Above all, governments will need to engage citizens in a process of debate about the difficult choices that lie ahead and rebuild a shared commitment to the future of our societies. Creating a sustainable economy--having enough to be happy without cheating the future--won't be easy. But The Economics of Enough starts a profoundly important conversation about how we can begin--and the first steps we need to take.
  • The Only Way to Win

    Jim Loehr

    Product Code: BEAWS
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    The conditioning begins early in our lives. Great achievements will bring lasting happiness and fulfillment; great achievements form the bedrock of stable self-esteem and strong character; great achievements will become the foundation for a successful life. If these well-intentioned promises are true, why does winning never seem to be enough? In The Only Way to Win, Jim Loehr draws upon two decades of work with Fortune 500 executives; world-class athletes such as Monica Seles, Dan Jansen, and Eric Lindros; and other high achievers at the Human Performance Institute (HPI) to reveal surprising insights about achievement motivation. Specifically, Loehr finds that the blind pursuit of external achievement often results in emptiness, addiction, and, ironically, poor performance. It's not really about what you achieve, he argues, it's about who you become as a consequence of the chase. From the bestselling author of On Form, comes a compelling, practical, and hopeful read filled with relatable stories and useful exercises. The Only Way to Win will serve as a powerful wake-up call for business leaders, employees, teachers, and coaches. It will also provide inspiration for readers looking to perform better, achieve more, and change both their own lives and those of the people they influence.
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  • Go Do!

    Jeremy Harbour

    Product Code: BDPNZ
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    A refreshingly simple, easy-to-read guide to getting started in business

    If you've ever dreamed of starting your own business, this book will give you the information, inspiration, and reassurance you need to get started. It encourages budding entrepreneurs to take the leap into the dark, while shining a bright light on the first six months of a successful start-up. It breaks down what appears to be an Everest-size challenge into a series of small hills for you to conquer. Written by successful entrepreneur Jeremy Harbour, Go Do! argues that the skills and tactics of successful entrepreneurship can't be learnt except by doing. So this book offers the guidance and the confidence you need to just go do it.

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  • Infrastructure & the Political Economy of Nation Building in Spain, 1720-2010

    Germa Bel

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    This book sets out to explain the very particular characteristics of Spanish infrastructure policy. The capital city of Madrid plays a central role. It not only achieved the status of economic capital of Spain in recent decades but together with its status as administrative and political capital Madrid endowed itself as absolute capital. The challenge is to understand why such development has taken place. First: radial policies in transport infrastructure, which were primarily subordinate to political and administrative objectives, could not be supported by the dynamics of economic activity. For that reason these policies demanded the use of extensive budgetary resources in the form of subsidies and grants that made possible what legislation alone could not achieve. Second: these policies respond to a regular and continuing historical pattern in Spanish politics, which began with the accession to the Spanish Crown of the Bourbon dynasty in the early eighteenth century. The new dynasty tried hard to translate into practice the vision of building a Nation like France, with a Capital like Paris. Third: the enduring strength of this historical pattern allows us to understand why infrastructural policies in Spain today are so unique and different from those of surrounding and comparable countries. Originally published to great acclaim in Spanish and Catalan, Professor Bel places the historical perspective in contemporary viewpoint in discussing the Spanish enthusiasm for high-speed railway, with the prospect of Madrid being connected with all provincial capitals, albeit while freight by train has been neglected; a fully centralised model of airport management that is unmatched among comparable countries; and a mixed (toll and toll-free motorways) and highly asymmetric territorial highway funding model for motorways.
  • At Zero

    Joe Vitale

    Product Code: BDJMQ
    Hardback
    New stories and new processes that outline the fourth stage of awakening of ho'oponopono Author Joe Vitale's previous book, Zero Limits, presented a unique self-help breakthrough focused on helping overworked, overstressed individuals overcome obstacles and achieve their goals. It was the first book to explain how a secret Hawaiian method called ho'oponopono can help people experience health, wealth, happiness, and more. It empowered thousands of readers to take control of everything in their lives in order to achieve all they ve ever dreamed of. At Zero starts where Zero Limits left off. It offers new stories, explains new process, and reveals the fourth stage of awakening. * Explains the process called "cleaning," to delete programs and beliefs that you aren't aware of * Shows how repeating the phrases I love you, I'm sorry, Please forgive me, Thank you can help you reach Divinity Life will always present you with challenges. The practice of ho'oponopono, as revealed by author Joe Vitale, guides you through the journey of life with the tools you need to rid yourself of hindrances and open yourself up to infinite possibilities.
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If you’re looking to change jobs but aren’t sure which new career path to follow our brilliant career books can give you all the tips and advice you need to make an informed decision about your new career path.

Helpful tips

We have career advice books packed with job hunting tips to help you find the kind of roles that are right for you. Whether you need career advice on how to get into the field you want or a personality test to identify what industry would suit you, we have plenty of books to assist your search.

Inspiring reads

We also have inspiring books about the fascinating career paths of others and the ways that you could change your thinking or job hunting tactics in order to more successful in your career.

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