Michael Lewis, the Master of the Big Story, is back with Flash Boys. If you thought Wall Street was about alpha males standing in trading pits hollering at each other, think again. That world is dead. Now, the world's money is traded by computer code, inside black boxes in heavily guarded buildings. Even the experts entrusted... read more
'We will pay a personal price if we don't redefine what success means and the price is currently much higher for women than for men.' How do you define success? In the current model that we have come to accept, success is equated with overwork, burnout, sleep deprivation, never seeing your family, being connected through emai... read more
By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could, on drugs, sex, and international globe-trotting. From the binge that sunk a 170-foot motor yacht, crashed a Gulfstream jet, and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids who waited for him for at home, and the fast-talking, hard-pa... read more
DISCOVER THE SECRET INFLUENCE OF "THE FIRM" They helped invent the bar code. They revolutionized business schools and created the corporate practices that now rule our world. They reinvented the idea of American capitalism and aggressively exported it across the globe. McKinsey employees are trusted and distrusted, loved and ... read more
The image remains pristine: a charismatic high-school dropout turned billionaire, whose stratospheric rise and daring exploits have won him millions of enduring admirers and made him a model for aspiring entrepreneurs throughout the world. But is this story still credible? Over the last decade, has Branson matched the expecta... read more
An insightful, behind-the-scences portrait of the technology giant Apple Former Wall Street Journal technology reporter Yukari Iwatani Kane delves deep inside Apple in the two years since Steve Jobs's death, revealing the tensions and challenges CEO Tim Cook and his team face as they try to sustain Jobs's vision and keep the ... read more
Behind the bitter rivalry between Apple and Google-and how it's reshaping the way we think about technology The rise of iPhones, smartphones and tablets has changed the world. At the centre of this are Apple and Google, two companies whose philosophies, leaders, and commercial acumen have steamrolled the competition. In the a... read more
|Author:||Harry S. Dent Jr|
Bestselling author and financial guru Harry S. Dent, Jr. shows why we're facing a decade-long 'great deflation' - and what to do about it. Throughout his long career as an economic forecaster, Harry Dent has relied on demographics - the ultimate tool for predicting both big and small trends, decades in advance.
A slot machine ringing as it hands out a jack-pot, or a world champion poker player sitting behind a mound of chips are the more popular images of las vegas. This book tells the truth, good or bad. Whether it be the tragic gambling losers, or the women that try to earn a buck one way or another, its all here. And by the end... read more
|Author:||Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J Dubner|
|Awards:||Shortlisted for Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2005.|
Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner's "Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything" is the cult bestseller that will show you a totally new way of seeing the world. What do estate agents and the Ku Klux Klan have in common? Why do drug dealers live with their mothers? What do schoolteachers and... read more
What happens when there is almost unlimited choice? When everything becomes available to everyone? And when the combined value of the millions of items that only sell in small quantities equals or even exceeds the value of a handful of best-sellers? In this ground-breaking book, Chris Anderson shows that the future of busines... read more
|Author:||Steven D. Levitt|
Sequel to the international bestseller "Freakonomics", Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner's "Superfreakonomics" is an irresistible look at the counterintuitive science of everyday life. The Freakquel is here. In "Superfreakonomics" Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner look deeper, question harder and uncover even more hidden truths... read more
Can government fix a broken economy? Two great economists disagreed eighty years ago, and their debate dominates politics to this day.
Imagine a workplace where people are energized and motivated by being in control of the work they do. Imagine they are trusted and given freedom, within clear guidelines, to decide how to achieve their results. Imagine they are able to get the life balance they want. Imagine they are valued according to the work they do, rath... read more
The 80/20 principle - the fact that 80 per cent of results flow from 20 per cent of causes - is the one true principle of highly effective people and organisations. This work shows how you can achieve much more with much less effort, time and resources, simply by concentrating on that all-important 20 per cent.
'This is the most important - and fascinating - book yet written about how the digital age will affect our world' Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs From two leading thinkers, the widely anticipated book that describes a new, hugely connected world of the future, full of challenges and benefits which are ours to meet and h... read more
|Author:||Martin Roth (University of Cambridge)|
Martin Roth once again applies his tried-and-tested selection criteria and rigorous analysis to determine the best public companies (representing low-risk, long-term value) for share buyers in 2014. This definitive guide to the top Australian listed companies presents all the key information in an easy-to-read format, giving... read more
Based on his landmark research and teachings, Dr. John Demartini has discovered the key to fulfillment in all aspects of life. What is the most important step you can take to achieve the life you've always dreamed of? You might think the answer is something like, "start saving money, get a better job, find my soul mate," or ... read more