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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 o... read more

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Author: Michael Wolff
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Awards:Shortlisted for ABIA Australian Biography of the Year 2009.

Offers an exclusive glimpse into Rupert Murdoch, a man who wields extraordinary power and influence in the media on a worldwide scale - and whose family is being groomed to carry his legacy into the future.

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In the graveyard of economic ideology, dead ideas still stalk the land. The recent financial crisis laid bare many of the assumptions behind market liberalism - the theory that market-based solutions are always best, regardless of the problem. For decades, their advocates dominated mainstream economics, and their influence cr... read more

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Author: Gillian Tett
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Awards:Winner of Spear's Book Awards: Financial Book of the Year 2009.

The inside story of how the credit crunch unfolded by the first journalist to predict itFalling house prices. Rising energy and food prices. Job losses. Paralysis over whether interest rates should go up or down. Everywhere we turn, the headlines are now screaming the word 'recession'. But where did it all start? And could it... read more

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BROADCAST WARS is an explosive look at a tumultuous period (2003-2011) in Australian television as the Nine and Seven networks traded blows, new technologies emerged and old personalities and management clung on for dear life. As showbiz and media writer for both The Daily Telegraph and The Australian during this period, Mich... read more

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Can we bring more meaning to our lives and help change the world at the same time? Richard Branson, at his brilliant and motivating best, reveals how with his exciting new vision for the future. It is time to turn capitalism upside down - to shift our values, to switch from a profit focus to caring for people, communities and... read more

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Imagine a workplace where everyone chooses to bring energy, passion and a positive attitude to the job every day. In this engrossing parable, a fictional manager has the responsibility of turning a chronically unenthusiastic and unhelpful department into an effective team. Seattle's Pike Place Fish is a world famous market th... read more

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Are you interested in setting up your own business, improving your leadership skills or simply looking for inspiration from one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time? In Notes from my Hammock, Richard Branson brings together some of his best advice, collected from his internationally syndicated New York Times column, whic... read more

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Jessica Irvine presents Economics 101 and shows you how to use the power of economics to solve your everyday problems with this witty, accessible and entertaining guide.

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Warren Buffett, the world's greatest investor, has long had a unique relationship with Fortune magazine, thanks to his deep personal friendship with the acclaimed writer Carol Loomis. She first mentioned Buffett in print in 1966. By the mid 1970s he trusted Loomis enough that he asked her to edit his famous annual letter to t... read more

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Bill Ferris has led the field in Australian venture capital and private equity for over forty years. He has seen his share of successful floats, fly-by-night wonders and companies gone wrong. In his bestselling Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained he took readers behind closed doors to explain how the industry works and shared th... read more

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Made for dipping into again and again, "Whatcha Gonna Do with That Duck?" brings together the very best of Seth Godin's acclaimed blog and is a classic for fans both old and new. 'Getting your ducks in a row is a fine thing to do. But deciding what you are going to do with that duck is a far more important issue'. Seth Godin ... read more

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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

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The recent economic crisis was a dramatic reminder that capitalism can both produce and destroy. It's a system that by its very nature encourages predators and creators, locusts and bees. But, as Geoff Mulgan argues in this compelling, imaginative, and important book, the economic crisis also presents a historic opportunity t... read more

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This new title from 3-time bestselling Australian author Michael McQueen explores a theme that is both topical and timely. The recent demise of brands such as Kodak, SAAB and HMV Music leave us with little doubt - shift is happening and no organisation or brand is immune to extinction. Businesses and industries that fail to ... read more

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Building upon the international bestselling "Toyota Way" series of books by Jeffrey Liker, "The Toyota Way to Continuous Improvement" looks critically at lean deployments and identifies the root causes of why most of them fail. The book is organized into three major sections outlining: why it is critical to go beyond implemen... read more

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Small Is Beautiful is Oxford-trained economist E. F. Schumacher's classic call for the end of excessive consumption. Schumacher inspired such movements as "Buy Locally" and "Fair Trade," while voicing strong opposition to "casino capitalism" and wasteful corporate behemoths. Named one of the Times Literary Supplement's 100 Mo... read more

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In this eloquent challenge to the reigning wisdom on globalization, Dani Rodrik reminds us of the importance of the nation-state, arguing forcefully that when the social arrangements of democracies inevitably clash with the international demands of globalization, national priorities should take precedence. Combining history w... read more

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Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson's story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and a guide to how innovation really works. What talents allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn... read more

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