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Zero Hour: Turn the Greatest Political and Financial Upheaval in Modern History to Your Advantage

Zero Hour: Turn the Greatest Political and Financial Upheaval in Modern History to Your Advantage

Harry S. Dent

$34.99
Revolutions are cyclical. They run on a very specific timetable. You could be so much happier, healthier, and wealthier if you grasped the powerful cycles that influence everything from currency valuations to election returns.

As the end of the decade draws near, we are approaching an extremely rare convergence of low points for multiple political, economic, and demographic cycles. The result will be a major financial crash and global upheaval that will dwarf the Great Recession of the 2000s–and maybe even that of the 1930s.

Bestselling author Harry S. Dent, Jr. predicted the populist wave that drove Brexit, the election of Donald Trump, and other recent shocks around the world.

Now in Zero Hour, he and Andrew Pancholi offer the definitive guide to protet your investments and prosper in the age of anti-globalist backlash. You'll learn why the most-hyped technologies of recent years (self-driving cars, artificial intelligence and virtual reality) won't pay off until the 2030s, why you'd be a fool to invest in China and why you should invest in healthcare rather than real estate.

Zero Hour will help you turn the upheaval ahead to your advantage, so your family can be prepared and protected.
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Lets Get Real: Discover the Reasons Most Australian Property Investors Fail to Get the Results They Desire

Lets Get Real: Discover the Reasons Most Australian Property Investors Fail to Get the Results They Desire

Luke Harris ,  Matthew Bateman

$29.95
Let’s Get Real invites readers to learn the facts about property investing. It starts by encouraging you to clarify your current financial and personal situation; then fast-forward and define what you want life to look like in years to come; and develop a wealth creation plan to achieve the lifestyle you desire when you no longer want to work. The authors concentrate on the ‘why to’ rather than the ‘how to’, believing that once you have your mindset focused, your goals set and an understanding of the work involved, then the nuts and bolts of property investing are secondary. The book examines why property is still the best way to create wealth, despite tigher lending criteria and lower affordability. It reviews the challenges other generations faced, giving current property investors some perspective. With cartoons, graphics and motivational quotes throughout, this book is an easy read, but it’s not always easy to read – the authors ask you some hard questions along the way. They believe they have to – it’s all part of ‘getting real’ about property investing to make sure you get real results.
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Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One

Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One

Jenny Blake

$22.99
It's always the right time to think about your next move. In today's economy the average job tenure is only four years, and falling. Roles change constantly. Even smart, motivated people hit professional plateaus.'What's next?' is a question we all have to answer more frequently. But how do you advance without getting stuck?In Pivot, Jenny Blake, co-creator of Google's Career Guru Programme, shows you how to build upon your assets - your strengths, interests and networks - to launch a new career with meaning and adventure. You will learn how to redirect your energy, scan for opportunities and identify new skills without falling prey to 'analysis paralysis' or 'compare and despair'.No matter your age, industry, or bank balance, pivoting is the crucial skill you need to stay agile and keep you moving forward.
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Fairness for All

Fairness for All

Mark Price

$24.99
Drawing heavily on the much vaunted John Lewis Partnership model as well as looking at best practice from other companies, this book is about inclusive capitalism, which is about getting people in and on in work. Acting responsibly to all stakeholders is central to this theme, with employees, the most important stakeholder, the driver of it all. This book is about that other way, a fairer way... A sustainable way. Delivered in easy to digest sections, part one of the book looks at the principle whilst part two explains how to deliver the theory in practical terms, using six steps.
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Unf*ck Your Finances

Unf*ck Your Finances

Melissa Browne

$24.99
Most of us would rather be caught naked than have our finances open to view. Why are we so reluctant to engage properly and effectively with something so fundamental? Mel Browne challenges us to change our thinking and our bank balances for the better. With clear, easy to follow advice, she tells you how to set up savvy savings accounts, make the right investments and discover why budgeting is a dirty word. Learn to financially adult and become not just financially unf*cked... but financially well.
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Body Language Sales Secrets: How to Read Prospects and Decode Subconscious Signals to Get Results and Close the Deal

Body Language Sales Secrets: How to Read Prospects and Decode Subconscious Signals to Get Results and Close the Deal

Jim McCormick ,  Maryann Karinch

$29.99
Ordinary salespeople sell. Extraordinary sales professionals engage. Part of what sets them apart is their ability to understand body language, both their prospect's and their own, and use it to their advantage. Body Language Sales Secrets helps salespeople at any level build rapport through active listening, invitational body language, and mirroring and reveals how their own body language can reinforce the perception of competence, relevance, and truth. You will learn a wide variety of action-forcing movements and quest.
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HBR's 10 Must Reads on Mental Toughness

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Mental Toughness

Martin E.P. Seligman ,  Tony Schwartz ,  Warren G. Bennis ,  Robert J. Thomas

$32.99
With bonus interview Post-Traumatic Growth and Building Resilience with Martin Seligman.Our professional lives are full of challenges and setbacks, but those who achieve elite performance are able to consistently rally their emotional strength in the pursuit of their goals - no matter what gets thrown at them.If you read nothing else on mental toughness, read these ten articles by experts in the field. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you build your emotional strength and resilience, and to achieve high performance.This book will inspire you to:Thrive on pressure like an Olympic athleteManage and overcome negative emotions by acknowledging themPlan short-term goals to achieve long-term aspirationsSurround yourself with the people who will push you the hardestUse challenges to become a better leaderUse creativity to move past traumaUnderstand the tools your mind uses to recover from setbacks.
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The Murdoch Method: Notes on Running a Media Empire

The Murdoch Method: Notes on Running a Media Empire

Irwin Stelzer

$29.99
An exclusive, insider viewpoint on the 'Murdoch Method' from his closest right-hand man and long-time advisor, Irwin Stelzer.

Rupert Murdoch is one of the most notorious and successful businessmen of our age. Now, for the first time, an insider within the Murdoch empire reveals the formidable method behind the man. Irwin Stelzer, Murdoch's chief financial advisor and closest personal aide for 35 years reveals what makes Rupert tick and how he grew from humble beginnings as the owner of an Adelaide newspaper, to becoming the head of a globe-circling enterprise worth over US$35 billion.

But this isn't just a straight-forward business memoir. Rather, Stelzer explores what makes Murdoch so unique: whether that be down to his love of taking risks, his mistrust of the establishment, or his unconventional management style. Revealing what really happened during Murdoch's most infamous moments, Stelzer examines how Murdoch navigated both his success and his failures: including his tussles with regulators, his doomed foray into social media, his victories over trade unions, and how he handled the fallout of the News of the World phone-hacking scandal.

Venerated, despised, admired and mistrusted, Murdoch has left an indelible imprint on the world of business, media and politics. Read this engrossing account to find out how he did it.
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Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street

Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street

Sheelah Kolhatkar

$22.99
How do super-rich bankers get away with it?

There is a powerful new class of billionaire financiers in the world, who use their phenomenal wealth to write their own rules and laws. Chief among them is Steven Cohen, a Wall Street legend, who build his hedge fund into a $15 billion empire on the basis of wizard-like stock trading, and who flies to work by helicopter and has built one of the largest private art collections in the world. But his iconic status was shattered when his fund became the target of a sprawling FBI investigation into insider trading, charged with using illegal inside information – or ‘black edge’ – to beat the market.

His firm, SAC Capital, was ultimately indicted and pled guilty to charges of securities and wire fraud, and paid record criminal and civil fines of nearly $2 billion. But even as the company bearing his name pled guilty, Cohen himself was never charged, and is free to start trading publicly again from January 2018.

Black Edge offers a revelatory look at the grey zone in which so much of Wall Street functions, and a window into the transformation of the worldwide economy. With meticulous reporting and powerful storytelling, this is a riveting, true-life legal thriller that takes readers inside the US government’s pursuit of Cohen and his employees, and raises urgent questions about the power and wealth of those who sit at the pinnacle of the financial world.
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You Don't Own Me: How Mattel v. MGA Entertainment Exposed Barbie's Dark Side

You Don't Own Me: How Mattel v. MGA Entertainment Exposed Barbie's Dark Side

Orly Lobel

$39.95
When Carter Bryant began work on what would become the billion-dollar line of Bratz dolls, he was taking time off from his job at Mattel where he designed outfits for Barbie. Later, back at Mattel, he sold his concept for Bratz to rival company MGA. Orly Lobel reveals the colourful story behind the ensuing decade-long court battle. This entertaining and provocative work pits MGA against Mattel, shows how an idea turns into a product and explores the two different versions of womanhood represented by Barbie and her rival. Lobel's story is a thought-provoking contribution to the debate over creativity and intellectual property as American workers may now be asked to sign contracts granting their employers the rights to and income from their ideas.
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iPad For Seniors For Dummies

iPad For Seniors For Dummies

Dwight Spivey

$35.95
Here's your shortcut to the tablet era! Getting an iPad is a great way to stay up to date with the latest technology, and connect with friends and family all over the world. If getting started with your new tablet seems overwhelming, this senior-friendly guide will help you set up, personalize, and start using your iPad in no time. Featuring larger text, full-color pictures, and step-by-step instruction, iPad For Seniors For Dummies will make it easy to get up and running with your Apple tablet. In this easy-to-use resource, you'll discover how to take and share pictures, download apps, manage appointments, stay in touch on social networking sites, read e-books, play games, and so much more. If you're ready to 'wow' your friends and even your grandkids by showing them just how tech savvy you are, everything you need is inside! Navigate and customize your iPadBrowse the web and send emailsMake FaceTime video callsUnderstand iCloud and the new iOS operating system With helpful information for first-time tablet users as well as those looking for guidance after upgrading from an older-generation iPad, this book helps you get the most out of working and playing with your new tablet.
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The Growth Delusion: The Wealth and Well-Being of Nations

The Growth Delusion: The Wealth and Well-Being of Nations

David Pilling

$29.99
A revelatory and entertaining book about the pitfalls of how we measure our economy and how to correct them, by an award-winning editor of The Financial Times

In The Growth Delusion, author and prize-winning journalist David Pilling explores how economists and their cult of growth have hijacked our policy-making and infiltrated our thinking about what makes societies work. Our policies are geared relentlessly towards increasing our standard measure of growth, Gross Domestic Product. By this yardstick we have never been wealthier or happier. So why doesn't it feel that way? Why are we living in such fractured times, with global populism on the rise and wealth inequality as stark as ever?

In a book that is simultaneously trenchant, thought-provoking and entertaining, Pilling argues that we need to measure our successes and failures using different criteria. While for economic growth, heroin consumption and prostitution are worth more than volunteer work or public services, in a rational world we would learn how to value what makes economies better, not just what makes them bigger. So much of what is important to our wellbeing, from clean air to safe streets and from steady jobs to sound minds, lies outside the purview of our standard measure of success. We prioritise growth maximisation without stopping to think about the costs.

In prose that cuts through the complex language so often wielded by a priesthood of economists, Pilling argues that our steadfast loyalty to growth is informing misguided policies - and contributing to a rising mistrust of experts that is shaking the very foundations of our democracy.
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Necessary Evil: How to Fix Finance by Saving Human Rights

Necessary Evil: How to Fix Finance by Saving Human Rights

David Kinley

$43.95
Finance governs almost every aspect of modern life. Every day, we use the financial system to mortgage our homes, to insure our health, to invest in our futures through education and pension funds, to feed and clothe ourselves, to be paid for our labor, and to help others in need. As the fuel of capitalism, finance has been a major force for human progress for centuries. Yet it has periodically generated disasters too, from the Great Depression to the recent sub-prime mortgage crisis.

In writing Necessary Evil, eminent human rights law scholar David Kinley spent ten years immersed in researching finance's many facets - from how it is raised and what it is spent on, to when it is gambled and who wins and who loses - to produce this unique account of how finance works from a human rights perspective. He argues that while finance has historically facilitated many beneficial trends in human well-being, a sea change has occurred in the past quarter century. Since the end of the Cold War, the finance sector's power has grown by leaps and bounds, to the point where it is now out of control. Oversight of the sector has been weakened by deregulation, as powerful lobbyists have persuaded our leaders that what is good for finance is good for the economy as a whole. Kinley shows how finance has become society's master rather than its servant, and how, as a consequence, human rights concerns are so often ignored, sidelined, or crushed. Using episodes of financial malfeasance from around the globe - from the world's banking capitals to the mines of central Africa and the factories of East Asia - Kinley illustrates how the tools of international finance time and time again fail to advance the human condition. Kinley also suggests financial policies that can help protect and promote human rights and thereby regain the public trust and credibility it has so spectacularly lost over the past decade.

An authoritative account of the extraordinary social consequences of the financial system at the heart of the world's economy, Necessary Evil will be an essential tool for anyone committed to making global capitalism a fairer and more effective vehicle for improving the lives of many, and not just providing for the comfort of a few.
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Inequality: What Can be Done?

Inequality: What Can be Done?

Anthony B. Atkinson

$35.95
Inequality is one of our most urgent social problems. Curbed in the decades after World War II, it has recently returned with a vengeance. We all know the scale of the problem - talk about the 99% and the 1% is entrenched in public debate - but there has been little discussion of what we can do but despair. According to the distinguished economist Anthony Atkinson, however, we can do much more than skeptics imagine. Atkinson sets forth a list of concrete, innovative, and persuasive proposals meant to show that alternatives still exist, that the battle for social progress and equality must reclaim its legitimacy, here and now...
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