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  • 50 BUSINESS CLASSICS : Your shortcut to the most important ideas on innovation, management, and strategy
    50 BUSINESS CLASSICS : Your shortcut to the most important ideas on innovation, management, and strategy
    BUTLER-BOWDON TOM
    ISBN: 9781857886757
    Title: 50 BUSINESS CLASSICS : Your shortcut to the most important ideas on innovation, management, and strategy
    Author: BUTLER-BOWDON TOM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From Michael Porter to Lazslo Bock, from The Five Dysfunctions of a Team to Creativity Inc., here are the 50 most important titles on organizational and personal success.

    50 Business Classics presents the key ideas from classic texts such as My Years with General Motors and Michael Gerber's The E-Myth Revisited to contemporary business ideas such as the rise of the tech giants like Google, Apple and Amazon. It contains revealing biographies of luminaries like Steve Jobs and Katherine Graham as well as lesser-known stories including creation of publishing giant Penguin and Chinese behemoth Alibaba. Here you'll find the texts and ideas that matter in:
    Entrepreneurship
    Leadership
    Management
    Strategy
    Business history
    Personal development
    Technology and innovation

    Summarising the smartest thinking for today's professional success this book will provide inspiration and insights for entrepreneurs, executives and students of business and management alike.

    Imprint: NICHOLAS BREALEY
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • 50 ECONOMICS CLASSICS : Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Capital Finance and the Global Economy
    50 ECONOMICS CLASSICS : Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Capital Finance and the Global Economy
    BUTLER-BOWDON TOM
    ISBN: 9781857886733
    Title: 50 ECONOMICS CLASSICS : Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Capital Finance and the Global Economy
    Author: BUTLER-BOWDON TOM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Understand the greatest books in Economics with the latest volume in the bestselling 50 Classics series.

    Economics drives the modern world and shapes our lives, but few of us feel we have time to engage with the breadth of ideas in the subject.

    50 ECONOMICS CLASSICS is the smart person's guide to two centuries of discussion of finance, capitalism and the global economy. From Adam Smith's WEALTH OF NATIONS to Thomas Piketty's bestseller CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, here are the great reads, seminal ideas and famous texts clarified and illuminated for all.

    Imprint: NICHOLAS BREALEY
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • 50 POLITICS CLASSICS : Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Freedom Equality and Power
    50 POLITICS CLASSICS : Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Freedom Equality and Power
    BUTLER-BOWDON TOM
    ISBN: 9781473655430
    Title: 50 POLITICS CLASSICS : Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Freedom Equality and Power
    Author: BUTLER-BOWDON TOM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The greatest politics books distilled. Part of the relaunch of the bestselling 50 Classics series.

    From Abraham Lincoln to Nelson Mandela, and from Aristotle to George Orwell, 50 POLITICS CLASSICS distills the essence of the books, pamphlets, and speeches of the major leaders and great thinkers that drive real-world change. Spanning 2,500 years, left and right, thinkers and doers, Tom Butler-Bowdon's new book covers activists, war strategists, visionary leaders, economists, philosophers of freedom, feminists, conservatives and environmentalists, right up to contemporary classics such as The Spirit Level and No Logo. Whether you consider yourself to be conservative, liberal, socialist, or Marxist, this book gives you greater understanding of the key ideas that matter in our politically charged times.

    Imprint: NICHOLAS BREALEY
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • ADULTS IN THE ROOM : My Battle With Europe's Deep Establishment
    ADULTS IN THE ROOM : My Battle With Europe's Deep Establishment
    VAROUFAKIS YANIS
    ISBN: 9781784705763
    Title: ADULTS IN THE ROOM : My Battle With Europe's Deep Establishment
    Author: VAROUFAKIS YANIS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In Adults In The Room, Yanis Varoufakis exposes the shocking reality of how power is wielded behind the scenes at the EU – and argues that only radical reform can save it from collapse.

    Yanis Varoufakis became globally famous when was elected finance minister of Greece with a specific mandate to say no to the EU: to reject the forced loans and crushing austerity forced upon his country by the Eurozone. The negotiations that ensued became one of the most spectacular and controversial battles in economic history.

    But no one actually knows what went on because Eurogroup discussions are held in secret. In this no-holds-barred account, Varoufakis reveals all: an extraordinary tale of brinkmanship and backstabbing that will shake the economic establishment to its foundations.

    The future of the EU now hangs in the balance. As Varoufakis argues, the only way it can survive is if the truth is known, ushering in a new era of radical transparency and accountability in Brussels.

    Adults In The Room is an urgent wake-up call to renew European democracy before it is too late.

    Imprint: VINTAGE
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • ADVANCED AUSTRALIA : THE POLITICS OF AGEING
    ADVANCED AUSTRALIA : THE POLITICS OF AGEING
    BUTLER MARK
    ISBN: 9780522868937
    Title: ADVANCED AUSTRALIA : THE POLITICS OF AGEING
    Author: BUTLER MARK
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A positive perspective on the ageing of Australia's baby boomers.

    Advanced Australia explores the politics of ageing in Australia. The addition of 25 years to average life expectancy in Australia over the past century is a monumental achievement, but many commentators are greeting the prospect of Australians living longer with horror. The ageing of Australia's baby boomers will sharpen this debate, both because of the size of their generation, as well as their history of reshaping every phase of life in their own image. Ageing will dominate Australian politics for years to come, touching almost every area of policy—retirement incomes, housing, employment, urban design and more.

    Advanced Australia makes the case for a much more positive approach to ageing that celebrates the continuing contribution older Australians make to our community.

    Imprint: MELBOURNE UNI PRESS
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • AGAINST ELECTIONS : THE CASE FOR DEMOCRACY
    AGAINST ELECTIONS : THE CASE FOR DEMOCRACY
    VAN REYBROUCK DAVID
    ISBN: 9781847924223
    Title: AGAINST ELECTIONS : THE CASE FOR DEMOCRACY
    Author: VAN REYBROUCK DAVID
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Democracy is in bad health.

    The symptoms are familiar: the rise of fear-mongering populists, widespread distrust in the establishment, personality contests and point-scoring in place of reasoned debate, slogans instead of expertise.

    Against Elections offers a new diagnosis – and an ancient remedy.

    In this ingenious book, David Van Reybrouck reminds us that the original purpose of elections was to exclude the people from power by appointing an elite to govern over them. He demonstrates how over time their effect has been to reduce the people's participation in government to an absolute minimum, ensure power remains in the hands of those who already wield it, and force politicians to judge policies not on their merits but on their likelihood to win or lose votes. And that's when elections go well.

    Yet for most of democracy's 3000-year history governments were not chosen by election at all: they were appointed, much like the jury system, through a combination of volunteering and lottery. Drawing on vast learning, an international array of evidence and a growing number of successful trials, Against Elections demonstrates how a sophisticated and practical version of this ancient system would work today and thus eliminate the underlying cause of democracy's sickness.

    Urgent, heretical and completely convincing, Against Elections leaves only one question to be answered: what are we waiting for?

    Imprint: BODLEY HEAD
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • AGAINST EVERYTHING : On Dishonest Times
    AGAINST EVERYTHING : On Dishonest Times
    GREIF MARK
    ISBN: 9781784785932
    Title: AGAINST EVERYTHING : On Dishonest Times
    Author: GREIF MARK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Against Everything is a thought-provoking study and essential guide to the vicissitudes of everyday life under twenty-first-century capitalism.

    Mark Greif is one of the most exciting writers of his generation. In this invigorating collection, he challenges us to rethink the ordinary world and take life seriously – in short, to stay honest in dishonest times. In a series of coruscating set pieces he asks why we put ourselves through the pains of exercise, what our concerns about diet or sex does for our fundamental worth, what political identity the hipster might possess, and what happens to us when we listen to Radiohead or hip-hop.

    Counter-intuitive and revelatory in his insights, Greif revels in the contradictions arising between our desires and the excuses we make to console ourselves. His work demands we have the courage to be 'against everything', to change our vantage on everyday life, find it wanting and demand something better.

    Imprint: VERSO
    RRP: $21.99

    Price: $21.99
  • AGE OF DISCOVERY : Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance
    AGE OF DISCOVERY : Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance
    GOLDIN IAN / KUTARNA CHRIS
    ISBN: 9781472943521
    Title: AGE OF DISCOVERY : Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance
    Author: GOLDIN IAN / KUTARNA CHRIS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: NOVEMBER 2017 NEW RELEASE

    The present is a contest between the bright and dark sides of discovery. To avoid being torn apart by its stresses, we need to recognize the fact and gain courage and wisdom from the past. Age of Discovery shows how.
    Now is the best moment in history to be alive, but we have never felt more anxious or divided. Human health, aggregate wealth and education are flourishing. Scientific discovery is racing forward. But the same global flows of trade, capital, people and ideas that make gains possible for some people deliver big losses to others and make us all more vulnerable to one another.
    Business and science are working giant revolutions upon our societies, but our politics and institutions evolve at a much slower pace. That 's why, in a moment when everyone ought to be celebrating giant global gains, many of us are righteously angry at being left out and stressed about where we 're headed.
    To make sense of present shocks, we need to step back and recognize- we 've been here before. The first Renaissance, the time of Columbus, Copernicus, Gutenberg and others, likewise redrew all maps of the world, democratized communication and sparked a flourishing of creative achievement. But their world also grappled with the same dark side of rapid change- social division, political extremism, insecurity, pandemics and other unintended consequences of discovery.
    Now is the second Renaissance. We can still flourish if we learn from the first.

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $21.99

    Price: $21.99
  • AGE OF JIHAD : Islamic State and the Great War for the Middle East
    AGE OF JIHAD : Islamic State and the Great War for the Middle East
    COCKBURN PATRICK
    ISBN: 9781786630421
    Title: AGE OF JIHAD : Islamic State and the Great War for the Middle East
    Author: COCKBURN PATRICK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From the award-winning author of The Rise of Islamic State, the essential story of the Middle East's disintegration

    Cockburn was the first Western journalist to warn of the dangers posed by Islamic State. His originality and breadth of vision make The Age of Jihad the most in-depth analysis of the regional crisis in the Middle East to date. 2001 heralded a new age of disintegration in the Middle East. This has had a murderous impact on the people who live there but also the world beyond. Beginning with the US-led invasion of Afghanistan, Cockburn explores the vast geopolitical struggle that is the Sunni Shia conflict, a clash that shapes the war on terror, western military interventions, the evolution of the insurgency, the civil wars in Yemen, Libya and Syria, the Arab Spring, the fall of regional dictators, and the rise of Islamic State.

    Imprint: VERSO
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ALMIGHTY DOLLAR : Follow the Incredible Journey of a Single Dollar to See How the Global Economy Really Works
    ALMIGHTY DOLLAR : Follow the Incredible Journey of a Single Dollar to See How the Global Economy Really Works
    DAVID DHARSHINI
    ISBN: 9781783963768
    Title: ALMIGHTY DOLLAR : Follow the Incredible Journey of a Single Dollar to See How the Global Economy Really Works
    Author: DAVID DHARSHINI
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The dollar is the lifeblood of globalisation: China holds billions in reserve for good reason. Greenbacks, singles, bucks or dead presidents, call them what you will, $1.2 trillion worth are floating around right now – and half the dollars in circulation are actually outside of the USA.

    But what is really happening as these billions of dollars go around the world every day? By following $1 from a shopping trip in suburban Texas, via China’s Central Bank, Nigerian railroads, the oil fields of Iraq and beyond, The Almighty Dollar answers questions such as: why is China the world’s biggest manufacturer – and the US its biggest customer? Is free trade really a good thing? Why would a nation build a bridge on the other side of the globe?

    In lively and entertaining prose Dharshini David lays bare these complex interrelationships through the simple story of one dollar as it moves through the opaque international system. This is essential reading that gets to the heart of how our new globalised world really works.

    Imprint: ELLIOTT AND THOMPSON
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • ANATOMY OF INEQUALITY : Its Social and Economic Origins- and Solutions
    ANATOMY OF INEQUALITY : Its Social and Economic Origins- and Solutions
    MOLANDER PER
    ISBN: 9781612196237
    Title: ANATOMY OF INEQUALITY : Its Social and Economic Origins- and Solutions
    Author: MOLANDER PER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    So begins this new approach to the greatest social ill of our time, and nearly every other era. From a country with one of the world's lowest rates of income and social imbalance, award-winning Swedish analyst Per Molander's book changes the conversation about the causes and effects of inequality. Molander addresses the obvious questions that other pundits often avoid-including why the wealthiest countries, such as the United States, have the greatest incidences of inequality.
    Drawing from anthropology, statistics, references to literature, and political science, Molander looks at his subject across various political and ideological systems to examine policies that have created more just societies, and demonstrate how we can enact similar changes in the name of equality. In doing so, he presents a persuasive and moving case that humankind is much greater than the inequalities it has created.

    Imprint: MELVILLE HOUSE
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • AND THE WEAK SUFFER WHAT THEY MUST? : Europe Austerity and the Threat to Global Stability
    AND THE WEAK SUFFER WHAT THEY MUST? : Europe Austerity and the Threat to Global Stability
    VAROUFAKIS YANIS
    ISBN: 9781784704117
    Title: AND THE WEAK SUFFER WHAT THEY MUST? : Europe Austerity and the Threat to Global Stability
    Author: VAROUFAKIS YANIS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY THE AUTHOR

    A spectre is haunting Europe – the spectre of failed capitalism. In this startling account of Europe’s economic rise and catastrophic fall, Yanis Varoufakis pinpoints the flaws in the European Union’s design – a design that was thought up after the Second World War, and is responsible for Europe’s fragmentation and the resurgence of racist extremism across the Continent.

    When the financial crisis struck in 2008, the political elite’s response ensured that it would be the weakest citizens of the weakest nations that would pay the price for the bankers’ mistakes.

    Drawing on his personal experience of negotiations with the eurozone’s financiers, and offering concrete policies to reform Europe, Varoufakis shows how we concocted this mess, and points the way out of it. And The Weak Suffer What They Must? reminds us of our history, in order to save European capitalism and democracy from the abyss.

    Imprint: VINTAGE
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • AND YET
    AND YET
    HITCHENS CHRISTOPHER
    ISBN: 9781760294953
    Title: AND YET
    Author: HITCHENS CHRISTOPHER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Christopher Hitchens was an unparalleled, prolific writer, who raised the polemical essay to a new art form, over a lifetime of thinking and debating the defining issues of our times. As an essayist he contributed to the New Statesman, Atlantic Monthly, London Review of Books, TLS and Vanity Fair. Any publication of a volume of Hitchens' essays was a major event on both sides of the Atlantic. Now comes the last of the last; a volume of Hitchens' previously unpublished essays, covering the themes that define Hitchens the thinker: literature, religion and politics. These essays remind us, once more, of the fierce, brilliant and trenchant voice of Christopher Hitchens.


    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • ANIMALS AMONG US : The New Science of Anthrozoology
    ANIMALS AMONG US : The New Science of Anthrozoology
    BRADSHAW JOHN
    ISBN: 9780141980164
    Title: ANIMALS AMONG US : The New Science of Anthrozoology
    Author: BRADSHAW JOHN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The bestselling author of Dog Sense and Cat Sense explains why living with animals has always been a fundamental aspect of being human. In this highly original and hugely enjoyable work, John Bradshaw examines modern humans' often contradictory relationship with the animal world. Why, despite the apparent irrationality of keeping pets, do half of today's American households, and almost that figure in the UK, have at least one pet (triple the rate of the 1970s)? Then again, why do we care for some animals in our homes, and designate others only as a source of food? Through these and many other questions, one of the world's foremost anthrozoology experts shows that our relationship with animals is nothing less than an intrinsic part of human nature. An affinity for animals drove our evolution and now, without animals around us, we risk losing an essential part of ourselves.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • ANOTHER DAY IN THE DEATH OF AMERICA
    ANOTHER DAY IN THE DEATH OF AMERICA
    YOUNGE GARY
    ISBN: 9781783351350
    Title: ANOTHER DAY IN THE DEATH OF AMERICA
    Author: YOUNGE GARY
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From the much-admired correspondent comes a powerful, moving and important book on the effect of gun crime on children in the US.

    On Saturday 23 November 2013 ten children were shot dead. The youngest was nine; the oldest was nineteen. They fell in suburbs, hamlets and ghettos. None made the national news. It was just another day in the death of America, where on average seven children and teens are killed by guns daily.

    Younge picked this day at random, searched for their families and tells their stories. What emerges is a sobering, searing, portrait of youth and guns in contemporary America.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ANTIFA : The Anti-Fascist Handbook
    ANTIFA : The Anti-Fascist Handbook
    BRAY MARK
    ISBN: 9780522873061
    Title: ANTIFA : The Anti-Fascist Handbook
    Author: BRAY MARK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    So long as there has been fascism, there has been anti-fascism-also known as oantifa.o Born out of resistance to Mussolini and Hitler in Europe during the 1920s and '30s, the antifa movement has suddenly burst into the headlines amid opposition to the Trump administration, the rise of the alt-right, and the resurgence of white supremacist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan.


    Now, in a smart and gripping investigation, historian and former Occupy Wall Street organizer Mark Bray provides a one-of-a-kind look inside the movement, including a detailed survey of antifa's history from its origins to the present day-the first transnational history of postwar anti-fascism in English.


    Based on interviews with anti-fascists from around the world, Antifa details the tactics of the movement and the philosophy behind it, offering insight into the growing but little-understood resistance fighting back against the alt-right.


    Imprint: MELBOURNE UNI PRESS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
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