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What Color is Your Parachute?: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

What Color is Your Parachute?: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

Richard N. Bolles

$32.99
The world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2017 to tailor its long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers. In today's challenging job-market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a tough economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies work - and which don't. This revised and updated edition combines classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated tips on social media and search tactics. Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.
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Not Guilty: 7 Strategies for Successful Career Mums

Not Guilty: 7 Strategies for Successful Career Mums

Nicolette Rubinsztein

$32.99
Can career mums have a fulfilling career and a happy family? Strategic expert for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and mother of three, Nicolette Rubinsztein experienced the tough journey of juggling motherhood and her career. Both were important to her, but the status quo was brutal. It was only when she started applying the same strategic rigour she used in business to her whole life that she learned how to genuinely `lean in' to her career AND enjoy raising her family. In Not Guilty, Nicolette gives career mums the practical tools to approach their work and life through the lens of strategy and business decision-making rather than emotion and guilt. Learn why flexibility is nirvana for career mums, how to get a part-time position, getting on the same page as your partner, curating your childcare jigsaw , the importance of outsourcing and how to have a good relationship with your boss. Structured according to the McKinsey 7S strategic framework, one of the most well known strategic frameworks used for business, Not Guilty is a call to arms and saving grace for women who want to make career and motherhood work, but don't know where to start.
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Momentum: How to Build it, Keep it or Get it Back Epdf

Momentum: How to Build it, Keep it or Get it Back Epdf

Michael McQueen

$34.95
Achieve the ultimate state of continual success

Momentum is your personal guidebook to the art and science of success. Momentary victories and small wins don't last, and the frustration of reclaiming that energy is real. This book shows you how to cultivate a different type of achievement ? measureable, sustainable and constant. It's the difference between winning a battle and winning the war, and requires more than a single brilliant move. It's about activity, focus and consistency, and working smarter instead of harder.

This insightful guide helps you dig to the core of who and where you are, and start implementing the core practices and characteristics that keep the successes coming. You'll discover the traps that have been pushing you off course, and learn when to push through and when to change course entirely. Case studies illustrate the pitfalls of momentum-traps through the lens of individuals and organisations who ignored early warning signs at their own peril ? and ultimately, detriment.

Momentum is not a fleeting or transient feeling. It's a skill that can be fostered, encouraged and nurtured, and it's the biggest success tool in the box. This book walks you through the principles, practices and ideas that help you build and maintain a positive trajectory.

    *Achieve breakthrough results and sustainable success
    *Overcome baggage, monotony and the appeal of immediacy
    *Build, maintain or reclaim your dynamism and vitality
    *Avoid the common traps that hinder forward progress

Whether you've had a taste of success and long for its return, or feel that something's holding you back from achieving your potential ? momentum is your missing piece. Find it and grab it with both hands using the invaluable guidance in Momentum, the handbook for long-term success.
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The Great Multinational Tax Rort: How We're All Being Robbed

The Great Multinational Tax Rort: How We're All Being Robbed

Martin Feil

$32.99
'Enough is enough,' Australia's tax commisssioner, Chris Jordan, told a Senate inquiry earlier this year. The Great Multinational Tax Rort explains what he was talking about. Multinational corporations have avoided trillions of dollars of tax over the past 25 years. Tax avoidance is legal, but its massive abuse by multinationals has had a devastating effect on governments around the world, and has placed an unbearable burden on individual taxpayers and on honest local competitors.

Multinational corporations generate profits in around 180 countries around the world. They work hard to avoid, reduce, or delay their tax obligations for as long as possible, and they generally succeed. Sometimes they pay nothing or, at best, the percentage of their multibillion-dollar incomes that they pay in tax is a lot less than the percentage an individual worker pays.

Four accounting firms - PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, KPMG, and Deloitte - are the global accountants and tax advisers for the multinationals. They have been paid over $500 billion in the past 25 years to prepare annual accounts and to manage the multinationals' tax affairs. The favourite tool of the 'Big Four' accountancies to minimise tax for their multinational clients is transfer pricing: a complex and confusing array of methodologies and strategies that works to reduce tax or even avoid tax payments altogether.

The Great Multinational Tax Rort explains how transfer pricing developed, and describes the strategies and tactics that the Big Four global accounting firms use on behalf of their voracious clients. Written by Martin Feil, one of the few Australian independent experts on transfer pricing and profit repatriation by multinationals - a former poacher turned gamekeeper - it is a call to arms for citizens and governments to restore a fair taxation system
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Trillion Dollar Baby: How Norway Beat the Oil Giants and Won a Lasting Fortune

Trillion Dollar Baby: How Norway Beat the Oil Giants and Won a Lasting Fortune

Paul Cleary

$27.99
For most of its history, Norway eked out a marginal existence from fishing, forestry and shipping. But things changed in 1969, when the country found one of the world's biggest offshore oilfields. As the revenue started to flow, Norway began to create the world's best system for developing mineral resources - and for extracting the maximum possible share of the profits. From the outset, Norway decided that it was the master and not the servant of Big Oil. Twenty years after it began stashing its cash, this country of just five million people has amassed the world's largest sovereign wealth fund, with assets of more than US$850 billion - and it's on track to exceed $1 trillion in 2020. Unlike many other countries, Norway has taken a non-renewable resource and turned it into a financial asset that can last for generations to come. This is the story of how the Norwegians did it.
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Why the Future is Workless

Why the Future is Workless

Tim Dunlop

$29.99
Even as the robots gather on the near horizon this book argues we have choices about the manner in which we greet them. A world without work as we know it could be a good thing. The landscape of work is changing right in front of us, from Uber, Airbnb and the new share economy to automated vehicles, 3D printing and advanced AI. The question isn't whether robots will take our jobs, but what we will do when they do. The era of full-time work is coming to an end and we have to stop holding out the false promise that at some magical moment the jobs are going to reappear. So what does our future in the brave new world of non-work look like? In this timely and provocative book, Tim Dunlop argues that by embracing the changes ahead we might even find ourselves better off. Workless goes beyond the gadgetry and hype to examine the social and political ramifications of work throughout history and into the future. It argues we need to think big now, not wait until we're in a dystopian world of mass unemployment and wealth held in the hands of a minority.
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Work with Me: How to Get People to Buy into Your Ideas

Work with Me: How to Get People to Buy into Your Ideas

Simon Dowling

$27.95
This is a book all about building cooperation and buy-in. It’s about the power to make things happen in an organisation; not by relying on positional power and authority, but through your ability to build people’s support and commitment to your ideas and initiatives. The result? If you get this right, people cooperate with you, not because they have to, but because they want to. Which in turn means people are bringing their full selves to the project, in the form of:

    *commitment and focus (important if we need people to prioritise how they spend their time)
    *energy, passion and determination (critical for fuelling performance and for pushing through obstacles)
    *creativity (essential for problem solving and ensuring the best outcomes, not just any outcome).

The imperative for organisations today is to build highly nimble and collaborative cultures if they want to thrive. The transition from the industrial economy to the value economy has brought with it a shift from efficiency to creativity. As a result, organisations are more complex than ever. The way organisations are structured is complex, with a move away from simple chain-and-command hierarchy towards far more organic and relationship-driven social networks. The way organisations work is more complex, and that’s because so is the marketplace. To stay ahead, organisations need to be able to be develop ideas, respond to feedback and implement initiatives quickly. There’s a stronger focus than ever on the human experience of work. The relationship between organisation and employee has become incredibly symbiotic. The organisation’s ability to tackle the kind of complexity outlined above depends heavily on people being willing to bring themselves and their creativity to work. As companies move from the industrial economy to the creative economy, they must engage with their people in very different ways.

This book aims to be strong on "how to" content – not just inspiration and stories, where a reader can pick up the book, attracted by its title or theme, open the table of contents, identify a sub-heading of interest, quickly read that chapter, and immediately be thinking about how they can use the content of that chapter in their own world. It’s also positioned clearly in the context of the bigger leadership challenge of building highly nimble and collaborative cultures of buy-in.
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Unlocking Happiness at Work: How a Data-Driven Happiness Strategy Fuels Purpose, Passion and Performance

Unlocking Happiness at Work: How a Data-Driven Happiness Strategy Fuels Purpose, Passion and Performance

Jennifer Moss ,  Shawn Achor

$35.95
Unlocking Happiness at Work takes you on a journey into why and how leaders should become compassionate capitalists and ensure that their teams thrive. This book debunks the myth that happiness at work is a waste of time and demonstrates how it can deliver a more productive and engaged workforce, which can have real impact on the bottom line. Based on two decades of scientific research, real-time data, interviews and case studies, this book proves that happiness fuels higher performance, provides a greater sense of purpose and spreads passion throughout organizations. With insightful practical guidance throughout, Unlocking Happiness at Work is a lively and persuasive exploration of how to be happier and make others happier through the power of habits, emotional intelligence and an innovative approach to work/life flow. Case studies from lululemon, Zappos, Misfit Inc, The Body Shop and more are supported by tangible data and key performance indicators that show the significant benefits that come from adopting a happiness strategy. This is an essential resource for leaders who want to increase sustainability, attract new talent, improve their brand and boost profitability - in a way that is life-enhancing for them and their people.
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How to Write a Business Plan

How to Write a Business Plan

Brian Finch

$19.99
Whether you are starting or selling your own business, business plans are an essential and unavoidable part of the business cycle. How to Write a Business Plan gives you the expert guidance you need to make an impact with your plan, including advice on researching competitors, presenting your management skills and successfully communicating your strategic vision. Whether it is to raise finance, sell a business or develop a specific project, this is your one-stop guide to producing the most professional and convincing business plan for a new venture How to Write a Business Plan provides invaluable help with sales, cash and profit forecasts and is supported by the inclusion of full-length plans available to download online. This new edition has been enhanced to cover digital developments like crowdfunding, online retailing and digital marketing. The creating success series of books...With over one million copies sold, the hugely popular Creating Success series covers a wide variety of topics and is written by an expert team of internationally best-selling authors and business experts. This indispensable business skills collection is packed with new features, practical content and inspiring guidance for readers across all stages of their careers.
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How to Write a Marketing Plan

How to Write a Marketing Plan

John Westwood

$24.95
How to Write a Marketing Plan provides a step-by-step guide to creating a successful marketing plan: from carrying out a marketing audit, setting objectives and devising budgets to writing, presenting and implementing the plan. With brand new content on producing mini-plans and seizing new opportunities quickly, it also contains the most current information on email marketing, web usage, mobile commerce and social media. Including helpful chapter summaries and a detailed sample marketing plan, How to Write a Marketing Plan is essential reading for anyone who wants to boost their product or business. The creating success series of books... With over one million copies sold, the hugely popular Creating Success series covers a wide variety of topics and is written by an expert team of internationally best-selling authors and business experts. This indispensable business skills collection is packed with new features, practical content and inspiring guidance for readers across all stages of their careers.
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Investing: The Expectations Game

Investing: The Expectations Game

Kevin Armstrong

$24.99
Over the last sixteen years investors have celebrated several of the highest highs and endured a number of the lowest lows across multiple asset classes including real estate, commodities and equity markets. Anyone who has been actively engaged in markets for any length of time has been repeatedly delivered a painful lesson; namely that the supposed 'experts' do not really understand what drives markets and why they change direction. Investing: The Expectations Game explores why most investors fail and highlights the danger of listening to so-called experts; the inherent risk and cost of complexity, and the very real possibility that whoever you employ to look after your money almost certainly doesn't share your view as to what your investment's single greatest risk is: the permanent loss of capital. Totally original, this book not only provides answers to these challenges and questions but also provides a disciplined and unique solution that can deliver what most investors should be striving for.
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Stop Spending, Start Managing: Strategies to Transform Wasteful Habits

Stop Spending, Start Managing: Strategies to Transform Wasteful Habits

Tanya Menon ,  Leigh Thompson

$44.99
Too often, managers spend money to solve problems at work, whether that means hiring outside consultants, investing in new software to fix communication issues, or bribing employees with cash to motivate them. But many managers are surprised when the problem they tried to solve reappears a few months, weeks, or even days later. The money is gone, but the problem is still there.

These costs can add up, particularly when you consider the additional loss to your company in wasted time, energy, and resources when you don't solve problems effectively. Tanya Menon and Leigh Thompson, experts in how organizations work, have developed a framework to help you understand why you fall into this trap, and how to escape it.

Five psychologies - each of which substitutes spending for your own powers of management - lead to wasteful spending:

1. Mindless spending: throwing money at a problem to avoid thinking about it;
2. Ego spending: squandering resources to make yourself look good;
3. Please-like-me spending: wasting time and money to avoid conflict;
4. Talk-to-me spending: buying expensive technologies to help people communicate; and
5. Follow-me spending: using financial incentives to motivate people

To break these habits, Menon and Thompson show how you can use your smarts as a manager to find solutions. By consciously observing waste and identifying hidden value, widening your mind-set beyond ego, courageously negotiating with others, encouraging meaningful interaction, and transforming people with positive values and relationships rather than cash, you can overcome these psychological barriers and find the value that already exists in your organization and yourself - for free.
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The Beginner's Guide to Wealth

The Beginner's Guide to Wealth

Noel Whittaker

$24.99
In this groundbreaking book Noel and James share all their knowledge and experience to help you create a successful life. Targeting all major issues such as success, good habits, positive mental attitudes, and successful life and financial planning the authors show you how to plan, develop and manage a successful life. Equally pitched at the young person entering the workforce; the family with kids and a busy life, or those older Australians in transitional careers or preparing for retirement Beginners Guide to Wealth gives you all the necessary advice, skills, information and motivation to succeed at the level you commit to - its all up to you. Noel and James help you discover the three essential skills that you can apply to daily life, work, and financial planning that will give all Australians the essential road map to personal and financial wealth.
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Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story - How a Single Man Saved the World's Largest Satellite Constellation from Fiery Destruction

Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story - How a Single Man Saved the World's Largest Satellite Constellation from Fiery Destruction

John Bloom

$34.99
In the early 1990s, Motorola, the legendary American company, made a huge gamble on a revolutionary satellite telephone system called Iridium. Light-years ahead of anything previously put into space, and built on technology developed for Ronald Reagan's 'Star Wars,' Iridium's constellation of sixty-six satellites in six evenly spaced orbital planes meant that at least one satellite was always overhead. Iridium was a mind-boggling technical accomplishment, surely the future of communication. The only problem was that Iridium was also a commercial disaster.

Only months after launching service, it was $11 billion in debt, burning through $100 million a month and bringing in almost no revenue. Bankruptcy was inevitable - the largest to that point in American history. It looked like Iridium would go down as just a 'science experiment.'  That is, until Dan Colussy got a wild idea. Colussy, a former CEO of Pan Am, heard about Motorola's plans to 'de-orbit' the system and decided he would buy Iridium and somehow turn around one of the biggest blunders in the history of business.  Eccentric Orbits masterfully traces the birth of Iridium and Colussy's tireless efforts to stop it from being destroyed, from meetings with his motley investor group, to the Clinton White House, to the Pentagon, to the hunt for customers in special ops, shipping, aviation, mining, search and rescue.

Impeccably researched and wonderfully told, Eccentric Orbits is a rollicking, unforgettable tale of technological achievement, business failure, the military-industrial complex and one of the greatest deals of all time.
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The Greats on Leadership: Classic Wisdom for Modern Managers

The Greats on Leadership: Classic Wisdom for Modern Managers

Jocelyn Davis

$32.99
From Plato to Plutarch, Shakespeare to Churchill, Machiavelli to Melville, Jane Austen to Carl Jung, Pericles to Peter Drucker... and many more - here are the best leadership ideas of the past 25 centuries.

You don't need a big title or a business degree in order to lead with impact. What you need is practical wisdom: the insight, judgment, and strength of character that all great leaders have, but that most business schools and corporate workshops don't teach. The Greats on Leadership gets you there.

It's an in-depth tour of the best leadership ideas of the past 25 centuries - featuring classic authors from Shakespeare to Shaw, Churchill to Covey - combined with the best contemporary leadership concepts and plenty of real-life tools and examples. No matter where in the organisation you sit, this remarkably readable and practical guide will set you on the road to becoming a great leader.
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On Time on Target: How Teams and Companies Can Cut Through Complexity and Get Things Done... the Fighter Pilot Way

On Time on Target: How Teams and Companies Can Cut Through Complexity and Get Things Done... the Fighter Pilot Way

James D. Murphy ,  Christian Boucousis

$32.99
Learn the simple techniques the air force has honed for 60 years to get your work done faster and more successfully, with more precision, just like some of the world's most successful companies have done to dramatically improve their businesses.

At Mach 1.5, encased in 20 tonnes of metal, fighter pilots don't have much time to think. They prepare on the ground to take on anything in the air, then get their job done.

Former fighter pilots Jim 'Murph' Murphy and Christian 'Boo' Boucousis have built on the techniques the air force has honed for 60 years. You'll make clearer decisions, and put them to action with more speed, more precision, more safety, and more success.

Flex's proven plan-brief-execute-debrief cycle is the original and most widely tested 'agile' approach, getting you better and better with each mission. It cuts through noise and complexity, engages people, and helps build an honest and open working culture. Flex also sets your purpose and destination, so that when your team gives their all, they'll deliver for your organisation.

The New York Giants used Flex to finally crack the Super Bowl. PepsiCo used Flex to take on Coke. You'll see how some remarkable businesses have relied on Flex, and some remarkable pilots have taken Flex to their businesses. You'll also feel what it's like to be in the seat of a Hornet, and why Flex is so appreciated by the pilots it keeps alive.
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The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information

The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information

Frank Pasquale

$34.95
Every day, corporations are connecting the dots about our personal behavior'silently scrutinizing clues left behind by our work habits and Internet use. The data compiled and portraits created are incredibly detailed, to the point of being invasive. But who connects the dots about what firms are doing with this information? The Black Box Society argues that we all need to be able to do so'and to set limits on how big data affects our lives.
 
Hidden algorithms can make (or ruin) reputations, decide the destiny of entrepreneurs, or even devastate an entire economy. Shrouded in secrecy and complexity, decisions at major Silicon Valley and Wall Street firms were long assumed to be neutral and technical. But leaks, whistleblowers, and legal disputes have shed new light on automated judgment. Self-serving and reckless behavior is surprisingly common, and easy to hide in code protected by legal and real secrecy. Even after billions of dollars of fines have been levied, underfunded regulators may have only scratched the surface of this troubling behavior.
 
Frank Pasquale exposes how powerful interests abuse secrecy for profit and explains ways to rein them in. Demanding transparency is only the first step. An intelligible society would assure that key decisions of its most important firms are fair, nondiscriminatory, and open to criticism. Silicon Valley and Wall Street need to accept as much accountability as they impose on others.
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