DoP - December 2008 This is the story of the financial cataclysm that started with the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929, and set in motion a series of economic, political and social events that affected many millions of people in America, Britain, Europe and Australia. The Crash rolled across the world like a tidal wav... read more
Have you ever felt invisible? Taken advantage of? Reluctant or unable to articulate what you really want? If so, join the club. The nice girls club. Nice girls are those who behave the way others want them to, sacrificing their own needs. Winning women, on the other hand, aren't afraid to stand up to difficult people, set app... read more
Starting from scratch, simply by picking stocks and companies for investment, Warren Buffett amassed one of the epochal fortunes of the 20th century. Journalist Roger Lowenstein draws on three years of unprecedented access to Buffett's family, friends, and colleagues to provide an inside account of the life and career of this... read more
Experienced readers of Warren Buffett's letters to the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. have gained an enormously valuable informal education. The letters distill in plain words all the basic principles of sound business practices.
Bestselling author Robert Greene combines forces with 50 Cent to help you get ahead. The ultimate hustle is to move freely between the street and corporate worlds, to find your flow and never stay locked in the same position. This is a manifesto for how to operate in the 21st century, where everything has been turned on its h... read more
Extreme money is money made endless, capable of infinite multiplication, completely unreal. It changed everything, individual life, business, even countries. At the heart of this new economy, voodoo banking increases bankers' profits. The Masters of the Universe and their cult of risk dominate economies and lives. The human r... read more
Two entrepreneurial icons share experiences and insights into creating and building successful businesses. What makes some business owners wildly successful? What separates the entrepreneurs who build businesses from ones who just seem to create more work for themselves? How exactly do the world's most prominent business buil... read more
One of the barriers to Australian businesses becoming e-commerce merchants is the lack of local, affordable knowledge in the area. The media and key influencers alike have been talking about the great potential of e-commerce in Australia, yet the industry lags behind other English-speaking markets.
A radical new management model for twenty-first century leaders Organizations today face a crisis. The crisis is of long standing and its signs are widespread. Most proposals for improving management address one element of the crisis at the expense of the others. The principles described by award-winning author Stephen Dennin... read more
In a competitive age, thought leadership has emerged as a subtle but powerful way to grow your business, establish credibility and demonstrate expertise, build your profile and forge relationships with prospects and customers. Thought leadership material can take many forms, including public speaking, websites, the media, adv... read more
Warren Buffett compares stock trading to great athletes: they excel, not because of fast neurological responses, but because of their ability to delay as long as possible before reacting. Successful CEOs, fire fighters, and military officers all know how to manage delay to gather as much information as possible to get the res... read more
The Unfair Trade is a riveting expose of the global financial system, whose flaws are the source of our economic malaise. More than ever before, our livelihoods are beholden to its imbalances and inequities, which have already taken down the economies of Iceland, Ireland, Spain, and Greece. With a combination of financial acu... read more
It is Shackle's view that human conduct is chosen with a view to its consequences. But these are in the future, which cannot be directly known. Expectation will confine itself to what is deemed possible, but this leaves it free to entertain widely diverse and rival hypotheses. How can such skeins of mutually conflicting idea... read more
Everybody knows that hard work, luck and talent each plays a role in our working lives. In his landmark book, Adam Grant illuminates the importance of a fourth, increasingly critical factor - our reciprocity, the way we interact with others when exchanging value. GIVE AND TAKE changes our fundamental understanding of why we s... read more
Following the acclaim for "The End of the Free Market", Ian Bremmer is back with "Every Nation for Itself", now in paperback, where he addresses the next big issue for the shifting world economy. What happens when nobody's running the world? The United States is in financial crisis and can't hold onto the reins of the G-20. B... read more
In The Rule Breaker's Book of Business, Roger Mavity provides clear advice and guidance for anybody ambitious about work, yet uncertain of their route to success. The book is devoted to the simple - yet vital - idea that success at work is much more likely to be achieved if we are happy and confident in what we do. But it als... read more
The Wealth and Poverty of Nations is David S. Landes's acclaimed, best-selling exploration of one of the most contentious and hotly debated questions of our time: Why do some nations achieve economic success while others remain mired in poverty? The answer, as Landes definitively illustrates, is a complex interplay of cultura... read more
From Randi Zuckerberg, social media and technology expert and former marketing executive at Facebook, comes a welcome, essential guide to understanding social media and technology, and how they influence and inform our lives online and off. Technology and social media have changed, enhanced, and complicated every facet of our... read more
Hunter Valley electrician Nathan Tinkler borrowed big to turn a fortune from a speculative coal play, bursting onto the rich list in 2008 and quickly becoming Australia's youngest billionaire at the age of 35. Tinkler was emblem of both Australia's new aspirational classes and its once-in-a-generation resources boom.