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Live Lead Learn: My Stories of Life and Leadership

Live Lead Learn: My Stories of Life and Leadership

Gail Kelly

$35.00
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Inspiring, practical, generous and optimistic, one of our finest communicators and most successful businesswomen shares what she’s learned about leadership, the culture of the workplace and the vital importance of living a whole life.

Gail Kelly’s presence reaches far beyond her own profession. The first female CEO of one of Australia’s big four banks, listed by Forbes in 2010 as the 8th most powerful woman in the world, and mother of four (including triplets), Gail is celebrated as one of our finest, most innovative thinkers on leadership and workplace culture.

In these personal, practical chapters, Gail Kelly shares what she’s learned over her remarkable career, drawing from her personal and professional life.

As a leader, she argues passionately for the importance of putting people and customers at the heart of a business; of leading with courage and generosity of spirit; and of resilience. Some of those lessons were learnt at times of high pressure, and Gail takes us into her thinking as she led Westpac through the global financial crisis and the merger with St. George.

But Gail’s voice speaks to each of us, whatever our role in life. She explores the absolute importance of loving what you do; learning to learn; backing yourself; and most importantly, placing your family above all things.

At the heart of Gail’s refreshing, authentic, integrated approach is how both individuals and companies thrive when they openly address the meaning of what they do, and understand the need to live a whole life.

Live, Lead, Learn is the inspiring story of one of the world’s most prominent business people, who started as a Latin teacher and became mother of four and CEO of Westpac – and everything she has learned along the way.
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The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath

The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath

Ben S. Bernanke

$28.95
In 2006, Ben S. Bernanke was appointed chairman of the Federal Reserve, capping a meteoric trajectory from a rural South Carolina childhood to professorships at Stanford and Princeton, to public service in Washington's halls of power. There would be no time to celebrate, however-the burst of the housing bubble in 2007 set off a domino effect that would bring the global financial system to the brink of meltdown.

In The Courage to Act, Ben Bernanke pulls back the curtain on the tireless and ultimately successful efforts to prevent a mass economic failure. Working with two US presidents and two Treasury secretaries, Bernanke and his colleagues used every Fed capability, no matter how arcane, to keep the US economy afloat. From his arrival in Washington in 2002 and his experiences before the crisis, to the intense days and weeks of the crisis itself, and through the Great Recession that followed, Bernanke gives readers an unequalled perspective on the American economy. This narrative will reveal for the first time how the creativity and decisiveness of a few key leaders prevented an economic collapse of unimaginable scale.

Bernanke explains the inspiration behind the book's title, saying, "When the economic well-being of their nation demanded a strong and creative response, my colleagues at the Federal Reserve, policymakers and staff alike, mustered the moral courage to do what was necessary, often in the face of bitter criticism and condemnation. I am grateful to all of them and proud to have been part of the global effort to contain the most dangerous economic crisis of our time."
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Why the Rich Are Getting Richer

Why the Rich Are Getting Richer

Robert T. Kiyosaki ,  Tom Wheelwright

$26.99
It's Robert Kiyosaki's position that, It is our educational system that causes the gap between the rich and everyone else. He laid the foundation for many of his messages in the international best-seller Rich Dad Poor Dad - the #1 personal finance book of all time - and in Why the Rich Are Getting Richer, he makes his case...In this book, the reader will learn why the gap between the rich and everyone else grows wider; why savers are losers; why debt and taxes make the rich richer; why traditional education actually causes many highly educated people - such as Robert's poor dad - to live poorly.In this book, the reader will find out why going to school, working hard, saving money, buying a house, getting out of debt, and investing for the long term in the stock market is the worst financial advice for most people. In this book, the reader will find out why real financial education may never be taught in schools.In this book, Robert shares the answers found on his life-long search, after repeatedly asking the question, When will we learn about money? In this book, the reader will find out What financial education is... really.
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Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis?

Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis?

Steve Keen

$21.95
The Great Financial Crash had cataclysmic effects on the global economy, and took conventional economists completely by surprise. Many leading commentators declared shortly before the crisis that the magical recipe for eternal stability had been found. Less than a year later, the biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression erupted. In this explosive book, Steve Keen, one of the very few economists who anticipated the crash, shows why the self-declared experts were wrong and how ever-rising levels of private debt make another financial crisis almost inevitable unless politicians tackle the real dynamics causing financial instability. He also identifies the economies that have become The Walking Dead of Debt , and those that are next in line ? including Australia, Belgium, China, Canada and South Korea. A major intervention by a fearlessly iconoclastic figure, this book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the true nature of the global economic system.
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What Color Is Your Parachute? 2018: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2018: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

Richard N. Bolles

$32.99
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 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 writing resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.
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Twilight of the Money Gods: Economics as a Religion and How it all Went Wrong

Twilight of the Money Gods: Economics as a Religion and How it all Went Wrong

John Rapley

$39.99
Imagine one day you went to a cash-machine and found your money was gone. You rushed to your branch, where a teller said that overnight people had stopped believing in money, and it all vanished. Seem incredible? It happened, and it could happen again.Twilight of the Money Gods is the story of economics, told not as the science it strove to be, but as the religion it became. Over two centuries, it searched for the hidden codes which would reveal the path to a promised land of material abundance. While its prophets, from Adam Smith to John Maynard Keynes and Milton Friedman, concerned themselves with the human condition, its priesthood gradually grew remote from its followers, until it lost sight of their tribulations. Today, amid a crisis of faith in their expertise, we must re-imagine an economics for a new era - one filled with both danger and opportunity.
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Basic Income: And How We Can Make It Happen

Basic Income: And How We Can Make It Happen

Guy Standing

$22.99
'Basic Income is an idea whose time has come, and Guy Standing has pioneered our understanding of it... Standing's analysis is vital' Paul Mason'Guy Standing has been at the forefront of the movement for nearly 4 decades, and in this superb and thorough survey he explains how it works and why it has the potential to revitalise life and democracy in our societies. This is an essential book.' Brian Eno

Shouldn't everyone receive a stake in society's wealth?Could we create a fairer world by granting a guaranteed income to all?What would this mean for our health, wealth and happiness?Basic Income is a regular cash transfer from the state, received by all individual citizens. It is an acknowledgement that everyone plays a part in generating the wealth currently enjoyed only by a few. Political parties across the world are now adopting it as official policy and the idea generates headlines every day.

Guy Standing has been at the forefront of thought about Basic Income for the past thirty years, and in this book he covers in authoritative detail its effects on the economy, poverty, work and labour; dissects and disproves the standard arguments against Basic Income; explains what we can learn from pilots across the world and illustrates exactly why a Basic Income has now become such an urgent necessity.
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Weird in a World That's Not: A Career Guide for Misfits, F*Ups and Failures

Weird in a World That's Not: A Career Guide for Misfits, F*Ups and Failures

Jennifer Romolini

$29.99
From outsider and misfit to running the world’s most successful websites for women, Jennifer Romolini offers a frank, funny and thoroughly original take on how to get and keep the job you want.

A former dropout and ‘failure’, Romolini knows better than most how to keep your sense of humour and sense of self as you climb the ladder, face down sexism and trolls, self-consciousness, insecurity and self-doubt on the road to success.

Romolini has built a remarkable career speaking to women. Starting out as an awkward 20-something, she navigated her way through New York media and became a boss – editor-in-chief, editorial director and vice president – all within little more than a decade. In Weird In A World That’s Not, she asserts that being outside the-norm and achieving real, high-level success are not mutually exclusive, even if the perception of the business world often seems otherwise and it appears only office-politicking extroverts are set up for reward.

Part career memoir, part real-world guide, Weird in a World That’s Not offers relatable advice on how to achieve your dreams, even when the odds seem stacked against you. Romolini helps you face down your fears, find a career that’s right for you, and get and keep a job. She tackles practical issues and offers empathetic, clear-cut answers to important questions like how to navigate the awkwardness of networking, office politics, how to be a boss not just a #boss? And, most importantly: How do I do all this and stay true to who I really am?

Authentic, funny, and moving, Weird in a World That’s Not will help you tap into your inner tenacity and find your path, no matter how offbeat you are.
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Leadership Matters: 7 Skills of Very Successful Leaders

Leadership Matters: 7 Skills of Very Successful Leaders

David Pich ,  Ann Messenger

$34.95
Leadership Matters is a must-read for current and aspiring leaders in Australia and worldwide. An energetic, readable text packed with ideas, research and practical advice from inspiring leaders and experts - it will keep you thinking long after you have finished reading the book. David Pich, CEO of Australia's preeminent leadership body, The Australian Institute of Management (AIM), together with a team of experts, believes that you need to master 7 skills if you are to become a successful leader in today's complex and challenging organisations.

1. Setting strategy
2. Defining culture
3. Leading people
4. Making decisions
5. Ethical leadership
6. Inclusion matters
7. Networking is working

Having decided upon these 7 skills, the team researched locally and globally to find out why and how they are so important. David Pich, conducted a series of interviews with global leaders to learn from their experiences: Vikas Goswami, Head of Godrej Group, more than one billion consumers worldwide use Godrej products. Vikas has pioneered the movement for increased corporate social responsibility for both India's government and non-government organisations. ? Alan Joyce, airline CEO of the Year, who in saw a record-breaking 60% profit for Qantas, and tripled the share price since he began a transformation program in 2014.

Kailash Satyarthi human rights activist and Nobel Prize recipient, from India, and founder of 'Save the Childhood' movement, which conducts raids on garment sweatshops to free children from slavery. Ms Neelam Dhawan, former Managing Director of Microsoft India, and current MD of Hewlett-Packard India, best known for her invaluable repertoire of leadership skills, which includes strategic focus, innovation, efficiency and execution. Ms Gloria Ai, China's leading independent business host and founder of iAsk Media, described by the World Economic Forum, as a 'global shaper', whose daily talk show attracts an astonishing 8 million listeners and watchers. Dr Jun Wang. Dr Wang is the founder of iCarbonX, a company that has been called the Google of bio-tech. iCarbonX aims to establish a health-focused data platform that combines biology with artificial intelligence to manage health and defeat disease.

Words of wisdom from these global leaders add unique insight to the book, but there are also case studies and advice from local leaders and experts who have mastered these seven skills. A mix of practical information, motivating stories and thought-provoking insights. This book is sure to be topping the best-selling business book lists soon after its release.
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Ultimate Guide to Instagram for Business

Ultimate Guide to Instagram for Business

Kim Walsh-Phillips

$32.99
Are you ready to tap into Instagram's booming network of 600 million viable customers? With the Ultimate Guide to Instagram for Business, social media marketing expert Kim Walsh-Phillips gives you the tools you need to get your due return on investment out of Instagram. From cross-platform branding and marketing advice to practical blueprints for funneling followers, this guide unlocks the secrets successful entrepreneurs use to drive sales directly from Instagram, become experts in their field, and grow their business.

Learn how to:

    * Set up an Instagram marketing funnel that converts followers into customers
    * Run effective, lead-generating campaigns with trending hashtags, exclusive contests, and product launches
    * Grow your Instagram following with The 21-Day Blueprint
    * Leverage your Instagram brand to reach celebrity status and gain a competitive advantage
    * Post Instagram stories and live videos to grow your follower base and drive sales
    * Build content with a Quick-Start Lead Magnet Blueprint that will attract your ideal customers

Your followers are ready to take action - give them a reason! Whether you're new to the Instagram world or you're not sure how to get more out of your profile, this guide is the perfect tool for entrepreneurs ready to promote themselves to millions of visual shoppers. With this guide's easy-to-use strategies, easy-to-adapt blueprints, and other great resources, you'll be ready to take the plunge!
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Superannuation Made Simple: Noel Whittaker's Guide to All Things Superannuation

Superannuation Made Simple: Noel Whittaker's Guide to All Things Superannuation

Noel Whittaker

$24.95
You will most certainly live longer than your grandparents and great-grandparents did and you're going to need money to support yourself and your family after quitting work. Will the Government pension meet your needs? It's unlikely. That's why you MUST think seriously about superannuation. It isn't as confusing as you might think and it could save your lifestyle. In Superannuation Made Simple, Noel Whittaker unravels the mysteries of superannuation and shows you how to use it to save tax and to grow your money faster.
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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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Beyond Harvard: All-new street smarts from the world of Mark H. McCormack

Beyond Harvard: All-new street smarts from the world of Mark H. McCormack

Jo Russell ,  Mark H. McCormack

$22.99
All new Harvard-style street smarts from the people who knew, worked with and were influenced by Mark H. McCormack.

The publication of What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School in 1984 introduced the world to the Mark McCormack street smart, nuggets of wisdom offering accessible insights into how to get ahead in the real world of business.

McCormack died in 2003, but his legacy and business philosophy live on. Beyond Harvardcelebrates his genius with a collection of new street smarts based on interviews with the people who knew, worked with and were influenced by him - colleagues, clients and competitors alike.

From advice on managing people and building relationships, through to the best negotiating tips and how to grow a business, a stellar line-up of contributors from the business, media and sporting worlds show us how a brush with McCormack could change forever the way you do business - and live your life.

Learn from the outside the box thinking that encouraged a nervous Wimbledon committee to sign up to IMG-style merchandising; why it pays to hold your nerve when you reach a negotiating impasse; how the rituals and routines of the sporting world can work in business too, and even how re-using incoming paperclips or keeping 3x5 notecards to hand can contribute to success.

Beyond Harvard is both an affectionate testament to the man who invented the sports marketing industry and a worthy successor to the original Harvard book, offering a new generation of street smarts to anyone looking to improve their business understanding and practice.
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HBR Guide to Performance Management (HBR Guide Series)

HBR Guide to Performance Management (HBR Guide Series)

Harvard Business Review

$24.99
Are your employees meeting their goals? Is their work improving over time? Understanding where your employees are succeeding—and falling short—is a pivotal part of ensuring you have the right talent to meet organizational objectives.

In order to work with your people and effectively monitor their progress, you need a system in place. The HBR Guide to Performance Management provides a new multi-step, cyclical process to help you keep track of your employees’ work, identify where they need to improve, and ensure they’re growing with the organization.

You’ll learn to:
• Set clear employee goals that align with company objectives
• Monitor progress and check in regularly
• Close performance gaps
• Understand when to use performance analytics
• Create opportunities for growth, tailored to the individual
• Overcome and avoid burnout on your team

Arm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job, with the most trusted brand in business. Packed with how-to essentials from leading experts, the HBR Guides provide smart answers to your most pressing work challenges.
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HBR Guide to Being More Productive (HBR Guide Series)

HBR Guide to Being More Productive (HBR Guide Series)

Harvard Business Review

$24.99
Every day begins with the same challenge: too many tasks on your to-do list and not enough time to accomplish them. Perhaps you tell yourself to just buckle down and get it all done skip lunch, work a longer day. Maybe you throw your hands up, recognize you can’t do it all, and just begin fighting the biggest fire or greasing the squeakiest wheel.

And yet you know how good it feels on those days when you’re working at peak productivity, taking care of difficult and meaty projects while also knocking off the smaller tasks that have been hanging over your head forever. Those are the times when your day didn’t run you you ran your day. To have more of those days more often, you need to discover what works for you given your strengths, your preferences, and the things you must accomplish.

Whether you’re an assistant or the CEO, whether you’ve been in the workforce for 40 years or are just starting out, this guide will help you be more productive. You’ll discover different ways to:

    * Motivate yourself to work when you really don’t want to
    * Take on less, but get more done
    * Preserve time for your most important work
    * Improve your focus
    * Make the most of small pockets of time between meetings
    * Set boundaries with colleagues without alienating them
    * Take time off without tearing your hair out

Arm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job, with the most trusted brand in business. Packed with how-to essentials from leading experts, the HBR Guides provide smart answers to your most pressing work challenges.
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Windows 10 in Easy Steps: Covers the Creators Update

Windows 10 in Easy Steps: Covers the Creators Update

Mike McGrath

$37.99
Windows 10 in Easy Steps Special Edition, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive, yet concise guide that will walk you through Windows 10 basics so that you're up and running in no time. Then, in easy steps, it'll gently guide you through advanced features to help you venture further and get more from Windows 10.

Install/upgrade the right Windows 10 release for you Master the new interface, desktop and the Start menu Learn to use the great new features in the Creators Update, including 3D and mixed reality, game broadcasting, connecting to people faster, and much more. Find, download and use key apps for work and for fun Utilize internet and cloud facilities such as OneDrive Enjoy Microsoft Edge, the new innovative web browser.

Take control of your devices and printers. Save time use the Search feature and Cortana Create and monitor your home network Organize and share your files safely. Keep your Windows 10 working smoothly & efficiently. Explore Windows Registry, file encryption, Power Shell, and more, all at your own pace. This guide also includes a chapter on troubleshooting so it'll serve as a key reference point for the future a great investment for all Windows 10 users!

Covers the Creators Update, due for release Spring 2017. Some of the great new features that will feature in this second edition of the Windows 10 in easy steps - Special Edition. NEW - Paint 3D application to work with and create 3D models. NEW - My People feature to prioritize sharing. Edge web browser gets tab previews and blocks. Flash by default Cortana digital assistant is extended to understand more commands. Mail app is much improved with better options and performance. Windows Update gets options to provide more control. Privacy Settings gets options to provide more control. Power Shell is now the default shell instead of Command Prompt Settings are extended and now favored over. Control Panel Action Center gets improvements for better control.
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