By Paul Martin
For mixologists of the highest calibre, mixing truly fantastic drinks is just the start. The world's very best bartenders interact on a more personal level with their customers and exhibit a sophisticated range of skills that deliver a truly memorable visitor experience. In Ultimate Bartending, Paul Martin, one of the UK's most renowned and decorated bartender trainers, shares the secrets that have enabled him to transform countless promising mixologists into some of the greatest.He covers topics as diverse as heads-up bartending, offering recommendations, building rapport, projecting passion, delivering service pro-actively, reading your guest, using positive body language, dealing with stress, seizing opportunity and much more.If you want to evolve your skills, enjoy significantly more job satisfaction and elevate your career, this book will show you how to achieve your true inner potential.
By Serena Hodson
'This charming little book captures man's best friend at its silliest: upside down. acked with laugh-out-loud photographs, it has every breed imaginable and is sure to warm even a cat lover's heart.' Katya Edwards, Daily MailCelebrated pet photographer Serena Hodson's silly, drooly, whimsical, and fun Upside-Down Dogs is sure to bring a smile to every dog lover's face. Her unique perspective brings these sweet, full-color photos to life on the page.Hodson takes beautiful colour photographs of humankind's best friend . . . but her furry subjects are always upside down. The results are stunning, charming, and laugh-out-loud adorable. No matter the breed, no matter the background, Hodson is able to capture the personality of each dog she works with. There's no better book to help someone turn their frown upside down.
Understanding and Interpreting Company Accounts
By Stephen Bloomfield
Understanding and Interpreting Accounts is designed for those with no formal training in accounting who need to know what company accounts can reveal. Using non-technical terms to explain the concepts, it identifies the links between individual parts of the accounts in order to facilitate the analysis and prediction of company performance. The reader will rapidly gain sufficient understanding of the information held in the accounts for the purposes of commercial credit analysis, investment planning, business forecasting, managing a business, and many other similar activities.It is the product of many years' experience in teaching the interpretation of accounts to students on MBA courses with no previous background in accounting. Its simple but thorough approach will be of value to anyone - student, professional, manager or investor -- who needs a basic introduction to analysing accounts and the process of mining them for practical information.
The Upside of Downtime
By Sandi Mann
Are we living in an age where we are more boredom-prone? Or are other people boring us? Or could we be that boring person?!In our current information age, we are constantly connected to technology, and have so many varied ways to spend our leisure time that we should all surely never know what boredom feels like. Yet, boredom appears to be on the rise; it seems that the more we have to stimulate us, the more stimulation we crave. In a quest to relieve our boredom, we engage in dangerous risk-taking - from extreme sports to drugs to gambling to anti-social behaviour, or we overindulge in shopping or eating. The Upside of Downtime explores the causes and consequences of boredom in the fast-paced twenty-first century. Parents are desperate to keep their children entertained during every waking moment, the education system is geared towards interactivity, and attention spans are dropping as we use multiple devices at all times. But the world of work can be increasingly repetitive and routine, and we are losing the ability to tolerate this everyday tedium.Using Sandi Mann's own ground-breaking research into boredom, this book tells the story of how we act, react and cope when we are bored, and argues that there is a positive side to boredom. It can be a catalyst for humour, fun, reflection, creativity and inspiration. The radical solution to the 'boredom problem' is to harness it rather than try to avoid it. Allowing yourself time away from constant stimuli can enrich your life. We should all embrace our boredom and see the upside of our downtime.
The Uncrowned Kings of England
By Derek Wilson
In the political ferment of the Tudor century one family above all others was always at the troubled centre of court and council. During those years the Dudleys were never far from controversy. Three of them were executed for treason. They were universally condemned as scheming, ruthless, over-ambitious charmers, and one was defamed as a wife murderer. Yet Edmund Dudley was instrumental in establishing the financial basis of the Tudor dynasty, and John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland, led victorious armies, laid the foundations of the Royal Navy, ruled as uncrowned king and almost succeeded in placing Lady Jane Grey on the throne. The most famous of them all, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, came the closest to marrying Elizabeth I, was her foremost favourite for 30 years and governed the Netherlands in her name, while his successor, Sir Robert Dudley, was one of the Queen's most audacious seadogs in the closing years of her reign, but fell foul of James I. Thus the fortunes of this astonishing family rose and fell with those of the royal line they served faithfully through a tumultuous century.see www.derekwilson.com
The Ultimate Jack the Ripper Sourcebook
By Keith Skinner, Stewart Evans
Two experienced Ripperologists have applied their joint knowledge and expertise to the painstaking collation of all the known official records to produce the ultimate Ripper book - a narrative account of the murders encompassing all the known evidence.The most complete work on the Ripper case ever, contains: the entire contents of the Scotland Yard files covering the full series of murders; extensive press reports; witness statements and extracts from police notebooks; documents missing from the official files and many rare photographs.The Ultimate Jack the Ripper Sourcebook is not only an invaluable reference, but is also a compelling account of the Victorian serial murderer whose identity remains one of criminology's greatest mysteries.