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Adults in the Room: My Battle with Europe's Deep Establishment

Adults in the Room: My Battle with Europe's Deep Establishment

Yanis Varoufakis

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An explosive, headline-making account from the world-famous economist of what happens when you take on the EU establishment.

What happens when you take on the establishment? In this blistering, personal account, world-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis blows the lid on Europe's hidden agenda and exposes what actually goes on in its corridors of power.

Varoufakis sparked one of the most spectacular and controversial battles in recent political history when, as finance minister of Greece, he attempted to re-negotiate his country’s relationship with the EU. Despite the mass support of the Greek people and the simple logic of his arguments, he succeeded only in provoking the fury of Europe’s political, financial and media elite. But the true story of what happened is almost entirely unknown – not least because so much of the EU’s real business takes place behind closed doors.

In this fearless account, Varoufakis reveals all: an extraordinary tale of brinkmanship, hypocrisy, collusion and betrayal that will shake the deep establishment to its foundations.

As is now clear, the same policies that required the tragic and brutal suppression of Greece’s democratic uprising have led directly to authoritarianism, populist revolt and instability throughout the Western world.

Adults In The Room is an urgent wake-up call to renew European democracy before it is too late.
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The Lessons School Forgot: How to Hack Your Way Through the Technology Revolution

The Lessons School Forgot: How to Hack Your Way Through the Technology Revolution

Steve Sammartino

$29.95
Public school was literally designed by and for wealthy industrialists at the dawn of the industrial revolution. The first free public schools were even funded by them and designed for them. The core objective of school was to train illiterate farmers sons and daughters the three R’s (Writing Reading & Arithmetic) so that they could become compliant industrial factory workers

Now that we have exited the Industrial age and entered the digital age, what we are learning, or learned at school leaves us entirely unprepared. The lessons school forget will drop some truth bombs about life, the stuff they didn’t tell you because, let’s be honest school wasn’t really designed for you. It will show you how our minds have been shaped from a young age to be ‘followers’ at a time when we need leadership and creativty. It will teach readers the truth about the economic system we live in, in very simple terms. Terms that everyone can understand – regardless of education levels. It will introduce the readers to The new three R’s

Revolution – how we got here, what’s next and why the new skills you need are more human and creative. Things you can learn if you make the effort. A motivational reminder that this revolution is for everyone who can be bothered to participate.

Revenue – The truth about money. This section will go through the different types of money and how to get. Specifically there are 3 types of money: Earned, Invested & Invented.

Reinvention – Now we know what’s needed, this section will teach the techniques to become a modern day expert in X. And all it takes is a personal investment of time. I’ll go through the myriad of tools at our disposable to become more valuable to the market place. I’ll look at the skill bases needed in the future, all of which reside on a higher human level.
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Planning to Win: A Guide to Business Planning and Financial Modelling

Planning to Win: A Guide to Business Planning and Financial Modelling

Gordon Pender

$29.99
There are many books on business planning, and many more on management and entrepreneurship. They tell you what their authors think should be included in a plan.

Planning to Win is different: it explains exactly how to prepare a business plan - it illustrates the elements of a good plan and how they fit together to produce a professional and compelling document. It also includes practical examples: stories from the author's clients that show what happens in the real world.

You may need to raise equity capital and/or a bank loan. You may be planning a new venture (if you are very brave). You may want to win a competitive government grant (if you are very patient). You may be planning a joint venture or a new export business. Perhaps you need to show your parents you can take over the family empire - and succeed. Or you may want to write the best business plan in your management course or business planning competition.

Whatever your situation, one thing is certain: you will understand your business much better if you plan it well. Ultimately, your prosperity is at stake. You are risking your valuable time, your job, perhaps your whole business. Professional business planning will help safeguard your own interests first. If you want to prepare the best business plan and succeed, Planning to Win is for you.
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Keep Your SMSF Simple: Create Wealth to Enjoy Your Retirement via a Self Managed Super Fund

Keep Your SMSF Simple: Create Wealth to Enjoy Your Retirement via a Self Managed Super Fund

Barbara Smith ,  Ed Koken

$34.95
If you would like to control your financial destiny? Do you think you could do a better job with your retirement savings than your super fund, then anything is possible if you Keep It Super Simple (KISS). But, this can seem 'easier said than done'. The government is making far-reaching changes to superannuation rules that come into force - most of them at least - from 1 July 2017. Self managed super fund (SMSF) trustees, need to know about these changes to ensure they are compliant with the often-complex government rules around this area of personal finance. Keep Your SMSF Simple is essential reading for every trustee and member of an SMFS, or anyone contemplating setting up a self managed super fund. Smith and Koken's well-known plain-English, KISS approach provides you with information on changes relating to: * the caps on concessional superannuation contributions and non-concessional superannuation contributions; * the introduction of a cap of $1.6 million on the amount that can continue to be held, or transferred into the pension phase; * the income test relating eligibility to a tax offset for spouse superannuation contributions; * a low income superannuation tax offset for concessional contributions; * more flexibility to the deductibility of personal contributions rule; * catch-up concessional contributions; * removal of tax exempt income for transition to retirement (TTR) pensions; * a reduction of the income and superannuation contributions level where a member pays 30%. As well as explaining these changes, Keep Your SMSF Simple, explains what you need to consider before setting up an SMSF right through to closing it down, and virtually everything in between. This is a 'must have' practical book, which is a 'how to' manual for the 1 million people who are already members on an SMSF and for everyone who has thought about self managing their super.
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50 Economics Classics: Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Capitalism, Finance, and the Global Economy

50 Economics Classics: Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Capitalism, Finance, and the Global Economy

Tom Butler-Bowdon

$19.99
Economics drives the modern world and shapes our lives, but few of us feel we have time to engage with the breadth of ideas in the subject. 50 Economics Classics is the smart person's guide to two centuries of discussion of finance, capitalism and the global economy. From Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations to Thomas Piketty's bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century, here are the great reads, seminal ideas and famous texts, clarified and illuminated for all.EXPLORE the ideas of some of the greatest thinkers in economics:Milton Friedman on economic freedom - J. K. Galbraith on 1929 - Friedrich Hayek on knowledge - Jane Jacobs on cities - J. M. Keynes on depressions - Thomas Malthus on population - Karl Marx on capital - David Ricardo on free trade - Joseph Schumpeter's 'creative destruction' - Adam Smith's 'invisible hand' - Max Weber's 'spirit of capitalism'GAIN the insights and research of contemporary economists and commentators:William Baumol on entrepreneurs - Gary Becker on human capital - Diane Coyle on GDP - Naomi Klein on neoliberalism - Paul Krugman on inequality - Deirdre McCloskey on ideas - Dambisa Moyo on aid - Thomas Piketty on wealth concentration - Amartya Sen on food security - Joseph Stiglitz on the euro - Richard Thaler on behavioral economics - Michael Lewis on the 2007-08 crisis - Dani Rodrik on globalization - Robert Shiller on asset bubblesDISCOVER the truth behind the headlines in these landmark bestsellers and works of economic history:Lords of Finance - The Second Machine Age - The Little Book of Common Sense Investing - 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism - The Ascent of Money - The Intelligent Investor - The Rise and Fall of American Growth - Freakonomics - The Competitive Advantage of Nations - The Mystery of Capital - Small is Beautiful - The Theory of the Leisure Class
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The New Rules of Work: The Ultimate Career Guide for the Modern Workplace

The New Rules of Work: The Ultimate Career Guide for the Modern Workplace

Kathryn Minshew ,  Alexandra Cavoulacos

$29.99
The modern playbook to finding the perfect career path, landing the right job, and waking up excited for work every day, from founders of online network TheMuse.com.

In this definitive guide to the ever-changing modern workplace, Kathryn Minshew and Alexandra Cavoulacos, the co-founders of popular career website TheMuse.com, show how to find your perfect career. Through quick exercises and structured tips, the authors guide you as you sort through your countless options; communicate who you are and why you are valuable; and stand out from the crowd.

The New Rules Of Work shows how to choose a perfect career path, land the best job, and wake up feeling excited to go to work every day - whether you are starting out in your career, looking to move ahead, navigating a mid-career shift, or anywhere in between.
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The Power of Little Ideas: A Low-Risk, High-Reward Approach to Innovation

The Power of Little Ideas: A Low-Risk, High-Reward Approach to Innovation

David Robertson ,  Kent Lineback

$44.99
Conventional wisdom today says that to survive, companies must move beyond incremental, sustaining innovation and invest in some form of radical innovation. “Disrupt yourself or be disrupted!? is the relentless message company leaders hear. The Power of Little Ideas argues there?s a “third way? that is neither sustaining nor disruptive. This low-risk, high-reward strategy is an approach to innovation that all company leaders should understand so that they recognize it when their competitors practice it, and apply it when it will give them a competitive advantage.

This distinctive approach has three key elements:
• It consists of creating a family of complementary innovations around a product or service, all of which work together to make that product more appealing and competitive.
• The complementary innovations work together as a system to carry out a single strategy or purpose.
• Crucially, unlike disruptive or radical innovation, innovating around a key product does not change the central product in any fundamental way.

In this powerful, practical book, Wharton professor David Robertson illustrates how many well-known companies, including CarMax, GoPro, LEGO, Gatorade, Disney, USAA, Novo Nordisk, and many others, used this approach to stave off competitive threats and achieve great success. He outlines the organizational practices that unintentionally torpedo this approach to innovation in many companies and shows how organizations can overcome those challenges.

Aimed at leaders seeking strategies for sustained innovation, and at the quickly growing numbers of managers involved with creating new products, The Power of Little Ideas provides a logical, organic, and enduring third way to innovate.
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The Little Black Book of Innovation: How It Works, How to Do It

The Little Black Book of Innovation: How It Works, How to Do It

Scott D. Anthony

$32.99
In The Little Black Book of Innovation, long-time innovation expert Scott D. Anthony draws on stories from his research and field work with companies like Procter & Gamble to demystify innovation. Anthony presents a simple definition of innovation and illuminates its vital role in organizational success and personal growth. Anthony also provides a powerful 28-day program for mastering innovation's key steps: finding insight, generating ideas, building businesses, and strengthening capabilities.With its wealth of illustrative case studies from around the globe, this engaging and potent playbook is a must-read for anyone seeking to turn themselves or their companies into true innovation powerhouses.
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HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict (HBR Guide Series)

HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict (HBR Guide Series)

Amy Gallo

$24.99
While some of us enjoy a lively debate with colleagues and others prefer to suppress our feelings over disagreements, we all struggle with conflict at work. Every day we navigate an office full of competing interests, clashing personalities, limited time and resources, and fragile egos. Sure, we share the same overarching goals as our colleagues, but we don’t always agree on how to achieve them. We work differently. We rub each other the wrong way. We jockey for position.

How can you deal with conflict at work in a way that is both professional and productive where it improves both your work and your relationships? You start by understanding whether you generally seek or avoid conflict, identifying the most frequent reasons for disagreement, and knowing what approaches work for what scenarios. Then, if you decide to address a particular conflict, you use that information to plan and conduct a productive conversation.

The HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict at Work will give you the advice you need to:

• Understand the most common sources of conflict
• Explore your options for addressing a disagreement
• Recognize whether you—and your counterpart—typically seek or avoid conflict
• Prepare for and engage in a difficult conversation
• Manage your and your counterpart’s emotions
• Develop a resolution together
• Know when to walk away

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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