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A World of Three Zeroes: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, and Zero Carbon Emissions

A World of Three Zeroes: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, and Zero Carbon Emissions

Muhammad Yunus

$32.99
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The 2006 co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and bestselling author of Banker to the Poor and Creating a World Without Poverty outlines his radical economic vision for tackling inequality, joblessness and environmental degradation, and explains the worldwide movement already working to make it a reality.

Muhammad Yunus is the Bangladeshi economist who invented microcredit, founded Grameen Bank, and earned a Nobel Peace Prize for his work towards alleviating poverty. Here he argues that the capitalist system is broken. In its current form, it inevitably leads to rampant inequality, massive unemployment and devastating environmental destruction. To save humankind and the planet, we need a new economic system based on a more realistic vision of human nature - one that recognises altruism and generosity as driving forces that are just as fundamental and powerful as self-interest.

Is this a pipe dream? Not at all. In the decade since Yunus first began to articulate his ideas for a new type of capitalism, thousands of companies, non-profits and individual entrepreneurs around the world have embraced them. From Albania to Colombia, India to Germany, newly created businesses and enterprises are committed to reducing poverty, improving health care and education, cleaning up pollution and serving other urgent human needs in ingenious, innovative ways.

A World of Three Zeroes describes the new civilisation that is emerging from the economic experiments that Yunus's work has helped to inspire, offering a challenge to young people, business and political leaders, and ordinary citizens to embrace his mission and improve the world for everyone.
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Age of Discovery: Navigating the Storms of Our Second Renaissance

Age of Discovery: Navigating the Storms of Our Second Renaissance

Ian Goldin ,  Chris Kutarna

$21.99
The present is a contest between the bright and dark sides of discovery. To avoid being torn apart by its stresses, we need to recognize the fact-and gain courage and wisdom from the past. Age of Discovery shows how.

Now is the best moment in history to be alive, but we have never felt more anxious or divided. Human health, aggregate wealth and education are flourishing. Scientific discovery is racing forward. But the same global flows of trade, capital, people and ideas that make gains possible for some people deliver big losses to others-and make us all more vulnerable to one another.

Business and science are working giant revolutions upon our societies, but our politics and institutions evolve at a much slower pace. That's why, in a moment when everyone ought to be celebrating giant global gains, many of us are righteously angry at being left out and stressed about where we're headed.

To make sense of present shocks, we need to step back and recognize: we've been here before. The first Renaissance, the time of Columbus, Copernicus, Gutenberg and others, likewise redrew all maps of the world, democratized communication and sparked a flourishing of creative achievement. But their world also grappled with the same dark side of rapid change: social division, political extremism, insecurity, pandemics and other unintended consequences of discovery.

Now is the second Renaissance. We can still flourish-if we learn from the first.
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Finance in America: An Unfinished Story

Finance in America: An Unfinished Story

Kevin R. Brine ,  Mary Poovey

$75.00
The economic crisis of 2008 led to an unprecedented focus on the world of high finance—and revealed it to be far more arcane and influential than most people could ever have imagined. Any hope of avoiding future crises, it’s clear, rest on understanding finance itself.

To understand finance, however, we have to learn its history, and this book fills that need. Kevin R. Brine, an industry veteran, and Mary Poovey, an acclaimed historian, show that finance as we know it today emerged gradually in the late nineteenth century and only coalesced after World War II, becoming ever more complicated—and ever more central to the American economy. The authors explain the models, regulations, and institutions at the heart of modern finance and uncover the complex and sometimes surprising origins of its critical features, such as corporate accounting standards, the Federal Reserve System, risk management practices, and American Keynesian and New Classic monetary economics. This book sees finance through its highs and lows, from pre-Depression to post-Recession, exploring the myriad ways in which the practices of finance and the realities of the economy influenced one another through the years.

A masterwork of collaboration, Finance in America lays bare the theories and practices that constitute finance, opening up the discussion of its role and risks to a broad range of scholars and citizens.
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The Conflict Resolution Phrase Book

The Conflict Resolution Phrase Book

Barbara Mitchell ,  Cornelia Gamlem

$26.99
No one wants to go into a tenuous situation blind and fumbling for words. Rather than shy away from a difficult situation or conversation, The Conflict Resolution Phrase Book, is the ideal resource to help anyone prepare for and prevail in these situations. Some situations are unpredictable, and you can't plan for every conversation-but having the right words on hand empowers you to stand up to conflict rather than run from it. The more you practice confronting and even embracing conflict, the stronger that habit will become and the less likely you will feel like fleeing from a difficult situation. The Conflict Resolution Phrase Book is a great resource that everyone should have at their fingertips to approach any difficult situation with the assurance that the words will come out right!
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Top Stocks 2018: A Sharebuyer's Guide to Leading Australian Companies

Top Stocks 2018: A Sharebuyer's Guide to Leading Australian Companies

M. Roth

$29.95
Invest smarter in 2018 with this bestselling stock analysis guide.

Top Stocks 2018 is the definitive guide to Australia's best stock exchange picks.

Internationally-renown financial journalist Martin Roth once again applies his rigorous analysis and stringent selection criteria to show you which public companies offer the best low-risk, long-term value for your money, regardless of your portfolio size. With clear organisation and easy-to-read formatting, this guide looks beyond share prices and cuts through the hype to assess every company on profitability, debt levels, and dividends. Over 100 tables provide guidance at a glance, so you can quickly assess any possible investment and make the best decision for your finances. Starting with the All Ordinaries index and carving out the fat, this invaluable guide distills a concise selection of premium companies across market sectors.

Now in its 24th edition, this book is Australia's bestselling sharemarket guide because Roth's methods have stood the test of time and weathered several stock market cycles. Why let another year go by without reaping the benefits of proven expert analysis? It's time you claimed your share.

    * Get the experts' opinion on top Australian companies
    * Compare sales and profits data, with in-depth ratio analysis
    * Delve into the research on each company's overall outlook
    * See where each company ranks according to financial data

Don't waste another cent on trendy "hot" stocks or the next flash in the pan. Go with the evidence and proven track record of one of Australia's leading stock market authorities. You work hard for your money, so make your money work hard for you by investing smart with Top Stocks 2018.
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HBR's 10 Must Reads 2018: The Definitive Management Ideas of the Year from Harvard Business Review

HBR's 10 Must Reads 2018: The Definitive Management Ideas of the Year from Harvard Business Review

Harvard Business Review

$46.95  $42.25
We've combed through the ideas, insights, and best practices from the past year of Harvard Business Review to help you get up to speed fast on the relevant ideas driving business today. Discover new ideas and sample the work from our vast cabinet of experts and their smart management thinking. Revisit these topics now to make sure you're incorporating the brightest, most up-to-date practices in your organisation, or keep it as a reference to access these memorable pieces when you need them most. The collection includes articles on leadership, strategy, and innovation, as well as content to help you manage yourself and others. A year's worth of management wisdom, all in one place.
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Publishing Means Business: Australian Perspectives

Publishing Means Business: Australian Perspectives

Aaron Mannion

$29.95
The Australian publishing industry has transformed itself from a colonial outpost of British publishing to a central node in a truly global publishing industry. Despite challenges, including reduced government support for home-grown authors and the arts, small presses thrive and Australian consumers have access to an unprecedented range of foreign and domestic titles. Social media, big data, print on demand, subscription, and new compensation models, are subtly reshaping an industry that now also relies on more freelance labour than ever before. Publishing Means Business examines the current state of this exciting and unpredictable industry, while also asking questions about the broader role of publishing within our culture.
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How to Be Happy at Work: The Power of Purpose, Hope, and Friendship

How to Be Happy at Work: The Power of Purpose, Hope, and Friendship

Annie McKee

$39.99
“I’m working harder than I ever have, and I don’t know if it’s worth it anymore.” If you’re a manager or leader in today’s high-speed, high-stress economy, these words have probably run through your mind, maybe more than once. Many people in management positions are feeling fed up, burned out, and unhappy at work: the constant pressure and stress, the unending changes, the politics... People are feeling they can’t give much more, and their performance is suffering.

But it’s work, after all, right? Should we even expect to be fulfilled and happy at work? Annie McKee answers with a definitive yes. She makes the most compelling case yet that happiness — and the full engagement that comes with it — is more important than ever in today’s workplace. Based on extensive research and decades of experience with leaders, this book sheds new light on the powerful relationship of happiness to individual, team, and organisational success.

McKee’s research reveals that there are three essential elements that people must have in order to be happy at work:

    * A sense of purpose and the chance to contribute to something bigger than themselves;
    * A vision that is powerful and personal, creating a real sense of hope; and
    * Resonant, friendly relationships.

The book is organised around these essential elements and shows how leaders can create and sustain them in the face of ongoing stress and pressure, as well as how to create a healthy, positive climate for their teams and other groups within their companies. How to Be Happy at Work will transform and enrich our understanding of what it means to be happy at work, and it will provide clear, practical advice and instruction for how to achieve this.
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