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Mumboss

Vicki Psarias
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Vicki Psarias
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The Smartest Places on Earth

Antoine van Agtmael, Fred Bakker
Authors:
Antoine van Agtmael, Fred Bakker

Antoine van Agtmael coined the term "emerging markets" and built a career and a multibillion-dollar investing firm centered on these surging economies that would, over time, supplant the West as engines of wealth and prosperity. The trend held for decades, but a few years ago van Agtmael and Alfred Bakker, a renowned European journalist, began seeing signs that the tide might be turning. For example, during a visit to an enormously successful chip company in Taiwan, the company's leaders told them that their American competitors were now eating their lunch. And Taiwan was not the only place giving them this message.Thus began a remarkable two-year journey to reassess the conventional wisdom that the United States and Europe are yesterday's story and to determine whether there something profound is happening that points the way to the creation of the next economy. In The Smartest Places on Earth, van Agtmael and Bakker present a truly hopeful and inspiring investigation into the emerging sources of a new era of competitiveness for America and Europe that are coming from unlikely places--those cities and areas once known as "rustbelts" that have, from an economic perspective, been written off. Take Akron, Ohio, whose economy for decades was dependent on industries such as tire manufacturing, a product now made cheaply elsewhere. In Akron and other such communities, a combination of forces--including visionary thinkers, government initiatives, start-ups making real products, and even big corporations--have succeeded in creating what van Agtmael and Bakker call a "brainbelt." These brainbelts depend on a collaborative work style that is unique to the societies and culture of America and Europe, since they involve levels of trust and freedom of thinking that can't be replicated elsewhere. They are producing products and technologies that are transforming industries such as vehicles and transportation, farming and food production, medical devices and health care.For several decades, American and European industry focused on cost by outsourcing production to those emerging markets that can make things cheaper. The tide has now turned toward being smart, as van Agtmael and Bakker report, and the next emerging market, may, in fact, be the West.

Little, Brown Young Readers US

Becoming Kareem

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld
Authors:
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld

In his first memoir written especially for young readers, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will focus on his relationships with several important coaches in his life - including his father, his high-school coach and Coach Wooden - as he tells the story of his life and career. Like many kids in elementary school, Kareem (then Lew Alcindor) struggled with fitting in, pleasing a strict father, and severe shyness that made him socially awkward. Unlike most kids, he also had to grapple with a sudden growth spurt that shot him up taller than pretty much everyone around him, including students, teachers, and even his own father. His increasing fame as a basketball player throughout high school brought new challenges as this shy boy was shoved into the national spotlight. At the same time, social unrest in the country, particularly involving the growing civil rights movement, tugged at his conscience as he tried to find his place in it. After all, he was just a kid. What could he do?Recruited to UCLA, his fame as an unstoppable center made him a college superstar. But as his fame rose, so did the social turmoil in the country: Vietnam War protests, Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., large-scale riots, the Women's Movement. He could have hidden from all the turmoil as a sports celebrity, but he chose to join in the social evolution. The result was converting to Islam and changing his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The public backlash was blistering, but he didn't waver.

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Maybe It's You

Lauren Handel Zander
Authors:
Lauren Handel Zander

'Lauren has changed my life. I can flat-out say that I have never been happier, more fulfilled, or more certain and excited about the path ahead of me' - Hugh Jackman'This book is for people who are ready for change and to face everything holding them back. You're not alone; I'm on the journey too!' - Michelle Williams, Destiny's ChildWhat's standing in the way of your best life? It's not your boss, your mother or your metabolism. maybe it's you.Lauren Handel Zander knows that people are hungry for results-oriented, no-nonsense advice. Someone to tell it to them straight. To give them not only inspiration to change, but a step-by-step plan to get it done. That's what she's done for tens of thousands of clients at Handel Group with her take-no-prisoners brand of radical personal accountability - a proven program that has worked for bestselling authors, top businesspeople, award-winning artists . . . and now, you.In Maybe It's You, you will finally and forever learn to:*Cut the crap about being 'true to yourself', when you don't have a clue who that is.*Tell the truth and nothing but your truth. *Manage the head you call home.*Get good at keeping promises to yourself.*Find your sense of humour. Yes, it's missing.Whether you want to find love, succeed at work, fix a fractured relationship, or lose weight, Maybe It's You will offer a road map to help you finally get there.

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Street Smarts From Proverbs

Mitch Kruse, D.J. Williams
Authors:
Mitch Kruse, D.J. Williams

STREET SMARTS FROM PROVERBS reveals Solomon's steps to divine wisdom while providing tools to navigate out of conflict into community.When Mitch Kruse, who once ruled the collector car auction world, lost almost everything the day after the IRS raided his company, he learned that going to church three times a week while growing up did not guarantee the answer to one question, "Have you ever thought about changing the scorecard of your life from money to wisdom?" His pursuit to find the answer sparked a lifelong journey through the ultimate wisdom book for emerging leaders, Proverbs, one that connects God's heart with street smarts. Mitch introduces each of the 12 words with a real-life story of someone who has experienced God's miraculous restoration through humbling their heart to Him. In every subsequent chapter, Mitch explains, illustrates, and applies one of the four components of each pearl, providing an easy-to-understand, yet life-transforming, step-by-step process to assimilate each respective trait of wisdom. Using practical analogies, Mitch gives memorable tools for the reader to recall every point with the purpose of applying it to conflict at work, with family, among friends, and in ministry. He shares tangible tools to be shrewd, yet harmless, in business dealings; how to separate wisdom from foolishness though discretion; and how to seek wise counsel for life's decisions. Mitch concludes the book with the timeless truths of discipline, intimacy with God and others, and how to become a lifelong learner.

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The Mosaic Principle

Nick Lovegrove
Authors:
Nick Lovegrove

Life,personally and professionally,is lived to the fullest as a mosaic, encompassing a rich and complex set of diverse experiences that provide purpose, meaning, happiness, and success.Yet, the pressures of modern society push us toward narrower focus and deeper specialization in our lives and careers. Our pursuit of specific expertise risks us becoming isolated from those different from us our lack of shared experience fosters suspicion and conflict. Today we have businesspeople and government officials who persistently distrust and demonize each other a fortunate swath of society with professional and financial security, increasingly isolated from those left behind and community leaders who struggle to relate to and connect with the communities they serve. In every walk of life we have allowed ourselves to be pushed into self-defining cocoons from which it is difficult to break out.Nick Lovegrove's compelling vision provides the way out of this contemporary trap. He supplies vivid portraits of those who get it right (such as Paul Farmer, the physician whose broad and imaginative choices bring health and hope to the world's poorest people) and those who get it deeply wrong (such as Jeffrey Skilling, the former CEO of Enron) and connects their experiences with a blueprint of six skills, a moral compass, transferrable skills, contextual intelligence, prepared mind, intellectual thread, and extended network. The Mosaic Principle will help you to succeed in an ever-changing, more complex, and diverse world, and build a more remarkable and fulfilling life.

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Single-Minded

Claude Littner
Authors:
Claude Littner
Robinson

Understanding and Interpreting Company Accounts

Stephen Bloomfield
Authors:
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.

New Harbinger

The Heart of the Fight

Judith Wright
Authors:
Judith Wright

In the midst of a disagreement, many couples ask themselves, "What are we really fighting about?" Sound familiar? As it turns out, breakups and divorce don't happen because couples fight, they happen because of how couples fight. In this much-needed book, Judith and Bob Wright-two married counselors and coaches with over thirty years of experience helping couples learn how to fight well-present their tried-and-true methods for exploring the emotions that underlie many relationship fights.In this unique guide, you'll learn how to use disagreements as an opportunity to deepen your understanding of your partner, bring more intimacy to the relationship, strengthen your bond, and really learn from the conflicts and tensions that occur between you. You'll also learn how to navigate the fifteen most common fights couples have, including"the blame game," "dueling over dollars," "If you really loved me, you'd...," "told-you-so's," and more.If you're ready to start fighting for your love, rather than against it, this book will show you how.

Robinson

Doing Business in the Middle East

Donna Marsh
Authors:
Donna Marsh

This book is necessary reading for all professionals working in the Middle East and North Africa, it includes: the practical impact of Islam on business; safety and security in the region; business etiquette; political and social do's and don'ts and the practicalities of doing business - from the initial visit to establishing productive working relationships, including opening an office in the region. It also focuses on issues of particular importance to all businesswomen, and for men who might be working with Arab and Muslim women.

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Post-Romantic Stress Disorder

John Bradshaw
Authors:
John Bradshaw

John Bradshaw is arguably the most accomplished and well-known leader alive today in the addictions field. He taught us about functional and dysfunctional families, showed us how shame could become toxic and poisonous to our core selves, and helped us understand and heal the wounded, vulnerable 'inner child' conceived by, and thriving in, that environment. In Post-Romantic Stress Disorder (PRSD), John Bradshaw gives readers a clear explanation of the difference between falling in love, lust and true love. Based on his research, PRSD is a serious psychological disorder and the cause of 40 per cent of all divorces - divorces that could have been prevented. Every day people throw away perfectly good relationships because they just don't know how to navigate the tides, but if they could learn and understand the concepts Bradshaw presents in this book, the portrait of the family unit could have a whole new landscape. Join this great teacher as he tackles issues that threaten and endanger so many modern relationships. Be encouraged as he leads the way to a deeper and more fulfilling partnership. As he so eruditely observed some time ago, 'As the health of the marriage goes, so goes the health of the family'. Yet Bradshaw ladles out hope unlimited - if parents could restore a deep, authentic love for each other it could be passed on to their children and relationships and families would flourish.

Non-Duality Press

The Best Thing That Never Happened

Joey Lott
Authors:
Joey Lott

"Just a few years ago I spent my days lying on a moldy mattress praying for death or an end to suffering, whichever came first." Joey Lott suffered for decades from extreme anxiety, obsessions, compulsions, eating disorders... and spiritual seeking. And then, nearing the brink of death he stumbled upon something miraculous: the freedom he had long sought was to be found in the very experiences he had tried so desperately to avoid. This is a profound book-but with a lightness of touch that makes it reader-friendly. Part memoir, part take-no-prisoners immediacy, The Best Thing that Never Happened offers a unique and refreshing message-that you cannot be other than yourself. With the repeated instructions to meet what is already present, including what you most want to avoid, the author points you to the radical discovery of true freedom which is available for each of us in this very moment.

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Spiritual Wisdom

Claire Montanaro
Authors:
Claire Montanaro

In SPIRITUAL WISDOM, spiritual teacher Claire Montanaro explains the ancient spiritual truths and how they apply to you and to our world. She teaches you:* How to achieve peace of mind and heart through spiritual understanding * The meaning and relevance of the Spiritual Laws, karma, reincarnation, the seven Rays, your soul's journey, life and death - and much more * How to contact and work with spiritual guides and discover your place in the divine cosmos* How to maximise your potential as a spiritual beingFilled with information, advice and easy-to-follow exercises, SPIRITUAL WISDOM is for everyone, whatever their level of understanding and experience. Claire's is the voice of spiritual reason - her message is intensely profound and yet essentially simple.

Basic Books

Uncontrolled

Jim Manzi
Authors:
Jim Manzi

How do we know which social and economic policies work, which should be continued, and which should be changed? Jim Manzi argues that throughout history, various methods have been attempted,except for controlled experimentation. Experiments provide the feedback loop that allows us, in certain limited ways, to identify error in our beliefs as a first step to correcting them. Over the course of the first half of the twentieth century, scientists invented a methodology for executing controlled experiments to evaluate certain kinds of proposed social interventions. This technique goes by many names in different contexts (randomized control trials, randomized field experiments, clinical trials, etc.). Over the past ten to twenty years this has been increasingly deployed in a wide variety of contexts, but it remains the red-haired step child of modern social science. This is starting to change, and this change should be encouraged and accelerated, even though the staggering complexity of human society creates severe limits to what social science could be realistically expected to achieve. Randomized trials have shown, for example, that work requirements for welfare recipients have succeeded like nothing else in encouraging employment, that charter school vouchers have been successful in increasing educational attainment for underprivileged children, and that community policing has worked to reduce crime, but also that programs like Head Start and Job Corps, which might be politically attractive, fail to attain their intended objectives. Business leaders can also use experiments to test decisions in a controlled, low-risk environment before investing precious resources in large-scale changes - the philosophy behind Manzi's own successful software company. In a powerful and masterfully-argued book, Manzi shows us how the methods of science can be applied to social and economic policy in order to ensure progress and prosperity.

How To Books

Doing Business In The New Iraq

Donna Marsh
Authors:
Donna Marsh

Iraq, with its educated, sophisticated and relatively wealthy population, has been effectively off limits to most outsiders for the past 30 years. However, with the scaling down of violent activity and the establishment of a new, albeit fragile government, many multinational companies are giving serious consideration to setting up a presence in this market. This book provides cultural and business intelligence for all organisations who are considering doing business in Iraq. All of the practical issues of working in this exciting yet challenging environment are addressed, from safety issues to establishing reliable business partners, and including thoughts about the future. It includes: - A brief overview of Iraq - geography, demographics, structure, economy,weather - Religious demographics in Iraq, and their effect on business and other practicalities - Travelling to Iraq - practical and regional considerations - How to communicate effectively in Iraq - Getting down to business and achieving business goals - The impact of globalisation in Iraq and throughout the greater Middle East.Introduction; 1. The republic of Iraq; 2. Religion and business; 3. Assessing safety and risk; 4. Preparations for travelling to Iraqi Kurdistan; 5. Preparations for travelling to the Republic of Iraq; 6. Preparation for doing business in Iraq; 7. Business etiquette and taboos; 8. Communicating in Iraq; 9. Ready for business; 10. Achieving business goals; 11. The next steps; 12. The future; 13. Managing culture shock; Basic Arabic and Kurdish courtesies, words and phrases; Website; Index; About the author.

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Growing Your Inner Light

Lara Owen
Authors:
Lara Owen

A comprehensive guide for creating a daily spiritual practice, GROWING YOUR INNER LIGHT offers tangible advice on developing a unique spiritual path that fits exactly who you are, what you need as a spiritual being, and how you want to live. Author Lara Owen shows how a personalised practice can open the doors to living fullly with integrity, feeling connected with the surrounding world, and to finding meaning and peace.GROWING YOUR INNER LIGHT gives readers the freedom to integrate from different traditions - and develop new ones - in order to create their own spiritual tradition. Owen explains how practices from global religions can be combined with contemporary wisdom to create an authentic experience for readers yearning for a sense of inner peace. With a direct experience of spiritual meaning and connection, GROWING YOUR INNER LIGHT is a groundbreaking, transformative journey through thirteen phases of your growth, including: developing intuition; creating sacred spaces and altars; understanding your dreams; exploring the importance of retreats, meditation, and rituals.

Piatkus

The Spiritual Healing Handbook

Jack Angelo, Jan Angelo
Authors:
Jack Angelo, Jan Angelo

THE SPIRITUAL HEALING HANDBOOK is the ideal companion to Jack Angelo's bestselling instructional book Your Healing Power. Drawing on their healing work and teaching experiences, Jack and Jan Angelo provide much-needed, step-by-step advice and guidance on the spiritual aspect of healing. * Explains the basics of spiritual healing * Provides step-by-step exercises to help you to develop more powerful and rewarding healing techniques * Gives guidance on how breathing, meditation, the etheric body, chakras, intuition and psychic awareness will help you channel healing energies * Includes advice on self-healing and working as a healer.Based on the extensive experience of two highly regarded healers and teachers, THE SPIRITUAL HEALING HANDBOOK will help you to achieve a new level of insight and understanding.

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Working With Your Soul

Ruth White
Authors:
Ruth White

Clare Montanaro

Claire Montanaro had a full and successful corporate career, before setting up her own specialist consultancy, Inlumino Global, 13 years ago. Claire herself works as a spiritual teacher, counsellor, channel and lecturer throughout the world.

Lauren Handel Zander

Lauren Handel Zander is a life coach, university lecturer, and public speaker. As Co-Founder and Chairman of Handel Group, an international corporate consulting and private coaching company, she has coached countless private clients: professors, politicians, award-winning artists, and Fortune 500 CEOs. The Handel Method has been taught at MIT, Stanford University, NYU, and in the New York City Public School System. Lauren has also led seminars and conferences all over the world and has contributed to The New York Times, Forbes, Self, Women's Health, Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, and The Huffington Post.