In 2013, Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In became a massive cultural phenomenon and its title became an instant catchphrase for empowering women. The book soared to the top of bestseller lists internationally, igniting global conversations about women and ambition. Sandberg packed theatres, dominated opinion pages, appeared on every major television show and on the cover of Time magazine, and sparked ferocious debate about women and leadership.
Ask most women whether they have the right to equality at work and the answer will be a resounding yes, but ask the same women whether they'd feel confident asking for a raise, a promotion, or equal pay, and some reticence creeps in. The statistics, although an improvement on previous decades, are certainly not in women's favour - of 197 heads of state, only twenty-two are women. Women hold just 20 percent of seats in parliaments globally, and in the world of big business, a meagre eighteen of the Fortune 500 CEOs are women.
In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook COO and one of Fortune magazine's Most Powerful Women in Business - draws on her own experience of working in some of the world's most successful businesses and looks at what women can do to help themselves, and make the small changes in their life that can effect change on a more universal scale.
There are so many books about how to retire - what happens when you don't want to retire? Increasingly, older people who are meant to quietly disappear from the workforce at a certain age are remaining employed or self-employed, and there is very little information to help them do so. This is the first book to offer this help.
Extending Your Use-By Date draws on the real-life experiences of a cross-section of people who are in their late 50s, 60s and beyond, and are still working, whether full-time, part-time, casual or as volunteers, or who have gone into their own business or back to work after retiring. They talk about how and why they've continued to use the skills, knowledge and talents developed over their working lives. Real names are not used, but all the stories are true, collected by the author over the past two years in person or from extensive research. Their stories are presented against a background of facts about the ageing workforce and the trend to non-retirement. The book also draws on the latest research to dispel the myths about what older people can expect of their minds and bodies as they age.
Do you want to move from being a tenant to a property owner? It is an attractive path and still an "Australian dream". However it is but not easy step. In fact statistics show it is now harder than ever. Being stuck as a long-term tenant while trying to scrape together enough savings to buy your fist home dooms many of us into the rental trap - faced with ever-increasing expenses and property prices and few savings for you and your family's future. Most first home buyers struggle with the process or aspects of it: what to look for, how? How much can I afford? How do I get the finance? Even is it right for me? There are also a lot of misconceptions about what is required to buy a property. This is not helped by many "experts" and "bullies" in the industry. It doesn't have to be this way. It doesn't have to be an intimidating, confusing process to buy your first home - as long as you have a clear, proven process to guide you. This book answers these and many more questions first time buyers have.Written in a clear, easy to follow format it contains all the key areas including useful tools, checklists, and frameworks to help you Escape The Rental Trap. This book is both an educational tool and a practical handbook to guide and enable you to Escape The Rental Trap and even on to becoming a landlord!
You aspire to lead with greater impact. The problem is you're busy executing on today's demands. You know you have to carve out time from your day job to build your leadership skills, but it's easy to let immediate problems and old mind-sets get in the way. Herminia Ibarra - an expert on professional leadership and development and a renowned professor at INSEAD, a leading international business school - shows how managers and executives at all levels can step up to leadership by making small but crucial changes in their jobs, their networks, and themselves. In Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader, she offers advice to help you: - Redefine your job in order to make more strategic contributions- Diversify your network so that you connect to, and learn from, a bigger range of stakeholders- Become more playful with your self-concept, allowing your familiar - and possibly outdated - leadership style to evolve Ibarra turns the usual think first and then act philosophy on its head by arguing that doing these three things will help you learn through action and will increase what she calls your outsight - the valuable external perspective you gain from direct experiences and experimentation. As opposed to insight, outsight will then help change the way you think as a leader: about what kind of work is important; how you should invest your time; why and which relationships matter in informing and supporting your leadership; and, ultimately, who you want to become. Packed with self-assessments and practical advice to help define your most pressing leadership challenges, this book will help you devise a plan of action to become a better leader and move your career to the next level. It's time to learn by doing.
Kevin Plank was relatively small for an American footballer, and when he weighed the cotton T-shirt he wore under his team uniform, he found it weighed three pounds because it was so drenched in sweat. Knowing he couldn't hinder himself in this way, he set about finding a material that wasn't so absorbent. Going to a local fabric shop, he soon learned that synthetic materials would not take in as much sweat, so he had a shirt made and found it added just four ounces over the course of a game. When he gave some team-mates samples to try, they also soon saw the advantages. He began to produce the shirts commercially, and now Under Armour is a $2 billion global brand used by people from every sport. Packed with fascinating and inspirational tales of success, Amy Wilkinson's brilliant book explains the six essential skills required by entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams. Based on in-depth interviews with the founders of numerous global brands, from eBay to Spanx, from LinkedIn to PayPal, she shows just what they did and what set them apart. For the key to being a successful entrepreneur isn't necessarily about being 'first', it is about being the 'only' one, and devising a new formula where none previously existed. Above all, these stories show how - if you follow the right steps - anyone can become a successful entrepreneur.
Not so long ago the internet was a new and alien concept. Today, the world would collapse without it. Today, cryptocurrency is a new and little-used concept. Tomorrow, will the world collapse without it? We sit at the cusp of a revolution in global commerce, a shift that promises nothing less than to reshape the international economic and political order. At the heart of this revolution lies the groundbreaking technology of cryptocurrencies. With the advent of bitcoin in 2008 the term 'cryptocurrency' crept into our lives. But whether bitcoin triumphs or fails, the technology it unleashed is here to stay and will only get stronger. It's cheaper, faster, easier, more democratic and safer than paper money and credit cards, and people - and governments - are catching on fast. Age of Cryptocurrency is a vision of a radically different future. In examining the new and unstoppable revolution that is cryptocurrency it forces us to rethink our assumptions that underlie the world in its present form, to question what money is and how it functions in society, and to envisage how it could change our lives beyond recognition.
Based on groundbreaking original research, The Why Axis is a colourful examination of why people do what they do - and how effective incentives can spur people to change their behaviour and achieve more. Uri Gneezy and John List are a little like the anthropologists who spend months in the field studying people in their native environments. But rather than acting as impartial observers, these two intrepid economists have set out to study the ways people act in order to try to solve major problems in society, such as the gap between rich and poor students and the violence plaguing inner city schools; the real reasons people discriminate; and the continuing pay disparity between men and women. Their field experiments in the factories, communities, and shops where real people live, work, and play show how incentives can change outcomes. Their results will change the way you think about and take action on both small and large problems, and force us as a society to stop making assumptions and to rely instead upon the evidence of what really works.