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
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 expec... 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.
For more than two decades, psychologist and journalist Daniel Goleman has been scouting the leading edge of the human sciences for what's new, surprising, and important. In Focus, he delves into the science of attention in all its varieties, presenting a long overdue discussion of this little-noticed and under-rated mental as... read more
Since 2006, Twitter has grown from 100 obsessive users to more than 500 million today - over 32 million of those in the UK alone. But how did such a radical transformation happen in just five years, and what does it mean for business, politics and the internet? With unprecedented access to some of the major players in this un... 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
A completely revised edition of the groundbreaking bestseller that provides the key ingredients to developing a prosperous small business venture.
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
Most economists are obsessed with financial and economic measures, but not Ross Gittins. In The Happy Economist he mounts a provocative and persuasive case for a different approach. He argues that happiness is our most important measure of economic success. Distilling the practical wisdom from all the recent scientific study ... read more
In New York City in the late 1950s and the 1960s - the era and location of TV's Mad Men - advertising went through a revolution. In a booming market, a punchy and proud new workforce of younger, multi-ethnic writers and art directors gorged themselves on a vibrant and artistic social scene. In many ways they were similar to D... read more
The Great Recession is more than four years old and counting. Yet, as Paul Krugman points out in this powerful volley, "Nations rich in resources, talent, and knowledge all the ingredients for prosperity and a decent standard of living for all remain in a state of intense pain." How bad have things gotten? How did we get stuc... read more
|Author:||Daniel H. Pink|
In this provocative book, New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Daniel H. Pink offers a fresh look at the art and science of persuasion. Physicians sell patients on a remedy. Lawyers sell juries on a verdict. Teachers sell students on the value of an education. Entrepreneurs persuade funders, writers convi... read more
What is money, and how does it work? The conventional answer is that people once used sugar in the West Indies, tobacco in Virginia, and dried cod in Newfoundland, and that today's financial universe evolved from barter. Unfortunately, there is a problem with this story. It's wrong. And not just wrong, but dangerous. Money: t... read more
Even very smart, very accomplished people are very bad at understanding why they succeed or fail, but we all have goals that we long to reach. Award-winning social psychologist Halvorson offers counterintuitive insights, illuminating stories, and science-based information that can help anyone unlock the secrets of achievement.
Like all of us, though few so visibly, Alan Greenspan was forced by the financial crisis of 2008 to question some fundamental assumptions about risk management and economic forecasting. No one with any meaningful role in economic decision making in the world saw beforehand the storm for what it was. How had our models so utte... read more
Corporate executives struggle to harness the power of social technologies. Twitter, Facebook, blogs, YouTube are where customers discuss products and companies, write their own news, and find their own deals but how do you integrate these activities into your broader marketing efforts? It's an unstoppable groundswell that aff... read more
|Awards:||Shortlisted for Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2013.|
A New York Times bestseller. Longlisted for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. Since Aristotle, we have fought to understand the causes behind everything. But this ideology is fading. In the age of big data, we can crunch an incomprehensible amount of information, providing us with invaluable i... read more
This is an innovative and accessible guide to business, management and commerce. Learning about business can be daunting, but The Business Book makes it easier than ever by giving you all the big ideas simply explained. Simple explanations and stylish infographics open up the business world to even the complete novice. The Bu... read more
The modern working world is a dangerous place, where game-playing, duplicity and sheer malevolence are rife. Do talent and hard work count for nothing? Is politics everything? In this fascinating expose, Oliver James reveals the murky underside of modern office life. With cutting-edge research and eye-opening interviews, he h... read more