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THE JULIETTE SOCIETY

In her debut novel, Sasha Grey takes us inside a private, high-profile, sex society where anything and everything can happen. Read the prologue.

Virago

You Play The Girl

Carina Chocano
Authors:
Carina Chocano

We all know who The Girl is. She holds The Hero's hand as he runs through the Pyramids, chasing robots. Or she nags him, or foils him, plays the uptight straight man to his charming loser. She's idealised, degraded, dismissed, objectified and almost always dehumanised. How do we process these insidious portrayals, and how do they shape our sense of who we are and what we can become? Part memoir, part cultural commentary, part call to arms to women everywhere, You Play The Girl flips the perspective on the past thirty-five years in pop culture - from the progressive 70s, through the backlash 80s, the triumphalist 90s and the pornified 'bro culture' of the early twenty-first century - providing a firsthand chronicle of the experience of growing up inside this funhouse. Always incisive, Chocano brilliantly shows that our identities are more iterative than we think, and certainly more complex than anything we see on any kind of screen.

Piatkus

Red Teaming

Bryce G. Hoffman
Authors:
Bryce G. Hoffman

In 2007, Steve Ballmer, the CEO of Microsoft, declared: "There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share." The year after, the CEO of Blockbuster told press that "Neither RedBox nor Netflix are even on the radar screen in terms of competition". Well, hindsight is always 20/20. But what if there was a way to make foresight just as sharp?Arguably, neither of these companies would have been blindsided if they had had red teams. The ingenious and counterintuitive practice of red teaming has its origins in the military, and involves creating a group of devil's advocates to think like the enemy, challenge existing assumptions within an organisation and find holes in its strategy. It's a powerful cure for groupthink, tunnel vision and failures of imagination - ailments that have transformed many once-great corporations into the walking dead of the business world.RED TEAMING is the first major book to look at the business applications of red teams. It will provide readers with a guide to the core techniques of red teaming as well as its history and fascinating real-world examples. It will teach businesses how to challenge the conventions of their industry like an innovative disruptor would, and spot threats while there is still time to respond to them - creating a culture in which challenges are not only tolerated, but valued.

Piatkus

The Talent Delusion

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
Authors:
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
Piatkus

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Jocelyn K. Glei
Authors:
Jocelyn K. Glei

The average person checks email 77 times a day, sends and receives more than 122 email messages a day and spends nearly a third of their workweek managing a constant influx of email. Even when we're away from work, checking email is the most popular activity we engage in on our mobile devices. Email is a powerful and essential tool - but it has become a near-constant source of frustration, anxiety and distraction from our work.In this insightful and intensely practical book, Jocelyn K. Glei explains why email is so overwhelming and addicting, and lays out strategies for limiting the energy you spend on it. These include setting meaningful work goals, clarifying to yourself which people and messages truly matter and creating a daily routine that aligns with your natural creative rhythms.Through her actionable, thoughtful advice, Glei will help you to:- Stop letting email dictate your mood, your focus and your to-do list- Process your inbox efficiently- Compose messages that get people to take action- Establish boundaries that allow you to engage in more meaningful work.

Constable

The Deal

Jon Smith
Authors:
Jon Smith

'Excellent . . . an in-depth excavation of the murky and mysterious world of football business. Smith's candid and often shocking book reveals the true workings of football business that take into account things few of us even could even imagine . . . The Deal answers some of those questions and leaves you wanting more. It is an educational tool that most fans could do with researching' Joe Short, ExpressFootball analysis has grown at the same exponential rate as the sport's popularity and yet one of its most intrinsic elements remains tantalisingly opaque: the role of 'agent'. The Deal is a unique and fascinating perspective into the business of sports management through the eyes of 'Mr Football', 'super-agent', Jon Smith. 800,000 watch their professional football team play each week and TV pulls in audiences of around 600 million. Despite these phenomenal figures, the complex money-making scene behind sport is one of its biggest mysteries. The Deal will be an unprecedented insight into this world, showing what goes on as players and big money change hands. The Deal is also the story of one of the shrewdest and most successful businessmen of our time. Documented through Jon's personal rollercoaster of high-flying success to near bankruptcy, the book's over-arching narrative will offer an inspiring personal journey as well as insider knowledge of brokering deals at a high level and under extreme pressure. The Deal will appeal strongly to buyers of business books as well as a significant number of sports fans interested to know what goes on in the back room of their favourite sport.

Piatkus

The Sell

Fredrik Eklund, Bruce Littlefield
Authors:
Fredrik Eklund, Bruce Littlefield

Ten years ago, Fredrik Eklund moved to New York City from his native Sweden with nothing but a worn-out pair of sneakers and a dream: to make it big in the city that never sleeps. Despite having no experience in real estate and no contacts, Fredrik transformed himself into the best seller in the most competitive real estate market on the planet, brokering multimillion-dollar deals for celebrities, selling out properties all over the city and charming TV audiences as one of the stars of Million Dollar Listing New York.In The Sell, Fredrik shares his secrets so that anyone can find success doing what they love. According to Fredrik, even if you don't consider yourself a salesperson, you've been in sales your whole life because every day you are selling your most important asset: yourself. Whenever you influence or persuade someone to give you something in exchange for what you've got - whether it's a luxury home, a great idea at work, or your profile on Match.com - you are selling. And if you know how to sell right, you can live your dream.Blending personal stories and the expertise he's gained from his meteoric rise, The Sell is the modern guide to becoming successful. Featuring everything from the importance of intangible factors like personality and charm, to tips and tricks for preparing, persuading and negotiating, The Sell is a vital go-to book for anyone who wants to have an impact in his or her personal and professional life. No matter what your background is - sales rep, CEO or kitchen-table entrepreneur - this book will help you sell yourself or your brand, and lead a richer, more fulfilling life.

Piatkus

How to Build a Billion Dollar App

George Berkowski
Authors:
George Berkowski

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BUILDING AN APP-BASED BUSINESS - NOW REVISED AND UPDATED FOR 2017'A must read for anyone who wants to start a mobile app business' Riccardo Zacconi, founder and CEO King Digital (maker of Candy Crush Saga) 'A fascinating deep dive into the world of billion-dollar apps. Essential reading for anyone trying to build the next must-have app' Michael Acton Smith, Founder and CEO, Mind Candy Apps have changed the way we communicate, shop, play, interact and travel and their phenomenal popularity has presented possibly the biggest business opportunity in history.In How to Build a Billion Dollar App, serial tech entrepreneur George Berkowski gives you exclusive access to the secrets behind the success of the select group of apps that have achieved billion-dollar success.Berkowski draws exclusively on the inside stories of the billion-dollar app club members, including Instagram, Whatsapp, Snapchat, Candy Crush and Uber to provide all the information you need to create your own spectacularly successful mobile business. He guides you through each step, from an idea scribbled on the back of an envelope, through to finding a cofounder, building a team, attracting (and keeping) millions of users, all the way through to juggling the pressures of being CEO of a billion-dollar company (and still staying ahead of the competition).If you've ever dreamed of quitting your nine to five job to launch your own company, you're a gifted developer, seasoned entrepreneur or just intrigued by mobile technology, How to Build a Billion Dollar App will show you what it really takes to create your own billion-dollar, mobile business.

Piatkus

Busy

Tony Crabbe
Authors:
Tony Crabbe
Little, Brown

Steve Jobs

Walter Isaacson
Authors:
Walter Isaacson

Based on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs conducted over two years - as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues - this is the acclaimed, internationally bestselling biography of the ultimate icon of inventiveness. Walter Isaacson tells the story of the rollercoaster life and searingly intense personality of creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies,music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing. Although Jobs cooperated with this book, he asked for no control over what was written, nor even the right to read it before it was published. He put nothing off limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. And Jobs speaks candidly, sometimes brutally so, about the people he worked with and competed against. His friends, foes, and colleagues provide an unvarnished view of the passions, perfectionism, obsessions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for control that shaped his approach to business and the innovative products that resulted.

Piatkus

The Star Principle

Richard Koch
Authors:
Richard Koch

Richard Koch has made over £100 million from spotting 'Star' businesses. In his new book, he shares the secrets of his success - and shows how you too can identify and enrich yourself from 'Stars'. Star businesses are ventures operating in a high-growth sector - and are the leaders in their niche of the market. Stars are rare. But with the help of this book and a little patience, you can find one, or create one yourself.THE STAR PRINCIPLE is a vital book for any budding entrepreneur or investor (of grand or modest means). It is also invaluable for any ambitious employee who realises the benefits of working for a Star venture - real responsibility, fast personal development, better pay, great bonuses and valuable share options.Whoever your are, identifying and investing in Stars will make your life much sweeter and richer in every way.

Bryce G. Hoffman

BRYCE G. HOFFMAN, author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling book American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company, is a consultant and speaker who helps companies around the world plan better and leaders around the world lead better by applying innovative systems from the business and the military industries. Formerly an award-winning financial journalist who spent twenty-two years covering the global automotive and high-tech and biotech industries for major newspapers in Michigan and California, he launched his international consulting practice in 2014. He writes a regular column on leadership and culture for Forbes.com and appears on television and radio shows in the Unites States and around the world. He and his wife live in Fenton, Michigan.

Cal Newport

Cal Newport, Ph.D., lives in Washington, DC, where he is a writer and an assistant professor of computer science at Georgetown University. He is the author of SO GOOD THEY CAN'T IGNORE YOU and three books of unconventional advice for students. He runs the popular website Study Hacks: Decoding Patterns of Success.

George Berkowski

George Berkowski is a serial entrepreneur who has built businesses in manned space flight, online dating, transportation and mobile apps. He is one of the minds behind the internationally successful taxi hailing app Hailo where he led the product team until September 2013. George studied rocket science and economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and business at the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris. He was Chairman of MIT's Enterprise Forum in the UK and is heavily involved in the UK and US startup scenes. George now divides his time between London and Silicon Valley.

Greg Lockwood

Greg Lockwood is a partner at venture capital firm Piton Capital. He has a Masters of Management degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and is the co-author of SUPERCONNECT with Richard Koch.

Jocelyn K. Glei

Jocelyn K. Glei is the bestselling author and editor of three books: Manage Your Day-to-Day, Maximize Your Potential and Make Your Mark. Glei is the founding editor of the award-winning 99U.com website, which has won two Webby Awards for 'Best Cultural Blog' and built a rabid fan base of creatives, entrepreneurs and productivity geeks. She also led the curation of the popular 99U Conference, which draws over 1,000 creatives from all over the world each year, and has presented talks from an incredible crop of inspirational speakers, including Brené Brown, Jonathan Adler, Gretchen Rubin, and many more.

Michael Bhaskar

Michael Bhaskar is a writer, researcher and digital publisher. He is Co-Founder of Canelo, a new publishing company.Michael has written and talked extensively about the future of media, the creative industries and the economics of technology for newspapers, magazines and blogs. He has been featured in and written for The Guardian, the Financial Times, Wired and the Daily Telegraph, and on BBC 2, BBC Radio 4, NPR and Bloomberg TV amongst others. Michael has a degree in English Literature from the University of Oxford where he won the University Gibbs Prize. He has been a British Council Young Creative Entrepreneur and a Frankfurt Book Fair Fellow. He is also author of The Content Machine and co-editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Publishing. He can be found on Twitter @michaelbhaskar.

Richard Koch

Richard Koch is a millionaire entrepreneur who has started or turned round a number of successful companies, including Belgo Restaurants, Filofax, Zoffany Hotels and Betfair. He is also the author of 13 highly acclaimed non-fiction books.

Richard Robinson

Richard Robinson is the author of 10 books of popular science including the Science Magic series (Oxford University Press) which was shortlisted for the Aventis Science Prize. He works full-time as a science presenter, and is regularly invited to perform demonstrations around the world at science festivals, universities and schools. He has performed at festivals ranging from the Edinburgh Science Festival to the Korean Science Festival, and lectured at universities ranging from the UK to the Ukraine. He holds a BSc in psychology.Illustrator Kate Charlesworth has drawn regularly for New Scientist and has illustrated a wide variety of publications including The Cartoon History of Time.

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, PhD, is an international authority in personality, talent management and organizational psychology. He is Professor of Business Psychology at University College London (UCL), Visiting Professor at Columbia University, and the CEO Hogan Assessment Systems, a global leader in talent and leadership assessment tools. Chamorro-Premuzic has taught at New York University and the London School of Economics, and published 8 books and over 140 scientific papers, making him one of the most prolific and widely cited social scientists of his generation.

Tony Crabbe

Tony Crabbe is a business psychologist who works with multinational companies around the world to help them think, feel and do things better. He has worked with companies including Microsoft, News Corporation, Disney, HSBC and the World Bank. He is also a research fellow in the field of organisational psychology at Birkbeck College, University of London.