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Will Young Memoir Set for October 2012

Little, Brown Book Group is delighted to announce the acquisition of Will Young's autobiography, set for publication by Sphere Books this autumn.

Piatkus

Red Teaming

Bryce G. Hoffman
Authors:
Bryce G. Hoffman
Little, Brown

Sensemaking

Christian Madsbjerg
Authors:
Christian Madsbjerg

A FINANCIAL TIMES BUSINESS BOOK OF THE MONTH (APRIL 2017)Humans have become subservient to algorithms. Every day brings a new Moneyball fix - a maths whiz who will crack open an industry with clean fact-based analysis rather than human intuition and experience. As a result, we have stopped thinking. Machines do it for us. Christian Madsbjerg argues that our fixation with data often masks stunning deficiencies, and the risks for humankind are enormous. Blind devotion to number crunching imperils our businesses, our educations, our governments, and our life savings. Too many companies have lost touch with the humanity of their customers, while marginalising workers with arts-based skills. Contrary to popular thinking, Madsbjerg shows how many of today's biggest success stories stem not from 'quant' thinking but from deep, nuanced engagement with culture, language, and history. He calls his method sensemaking. In this landmark book, Madsbjerg lays out five principles for how business leaders, entrepreneurs, and individuals can use it to solve their thorniest problems. He profiles companies using sensemaking to connect with new customers, and takes readers inside the work process of sensemaking 'connoisseurs' like investor George Soros, architect Bjarke Ingels, and others. Both practical and philosophical, Sensemaking is a powerful rejoinder to corporate groupthink and an indispensable resource for leaders and innovators who want to stand out from the pack.

Hachette Audio US

Guide to Investing in Gold and Silver

Michael Maloney
Authors:
Michael Maloney

First published in 2008, the book quickly became a bestseller not just for its timely insight into precious metals investment -- but for its amazingly accurate prediction of a 'Roller Coaster Crash' -- the manipulated whipsaw between inflation, deflation and back again. In this latest update to his book, author Michael Maloney adds his thoughts on what has played out so far, what we may be facing soon, and how gold and silver can help you transform the coming economic storm into a once in a lifetime opportunity. Gold & Silver have served as the ultimate safe-haven from financial chaos throughout history, and today is no exception. All the underlying fundamentals that caused the financial meltdown of 2008 have not been solved, but have been magnified by the actions of the world's central banks. The bailouts, currency creation, market manipulation, derivatives expansion, and growth of the "too big to fail" banks only guarantee that the next crisis will make the crash of 2008 look like a speed-bump on the way to the main event. Never in history has the global economy stood at such a precipice, and never in history has it been more vital to understand how, why and where to invest in gold and silver.

Piatkus

The Talent Delusion

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
Authors:
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

'This book shows how to find, attract, develop, motivate, and retain stars. It's full of evidence and provocative ideas to help every talent leader' Dr Adam Grant, Wharton Professor, New York Times bestselling author, Originals and Give and Take'This is the book I want to hand every manager I've ever worked with . . . Every chapter is filled with quotes, findings, and ideas that I want to post on Twitter and share with the world' Dr. Todd Carlisle, VP of HR, Twitter WHY THE SCIENCE OF PEOPLE IS YOUR KEY WEAPON IN THE WAR FOR TALENTAll organisations have problems, and they nearly always concern people: how to manage them; whom to hire, fire or promote; and how to motivate, develop and retain high potential employees. Psychology, the main science for understanding people, should be a pivotal tool for solving these problems - yet most companies play it by ear, and billions of dollars are wasted on futile interventions to attract and retain the right people for key roles.Bridging the gap between the psychological science of talent and common real-world talent practices, The Talent Delusion aims to educate HR practitioners and leaders on how to measure, predict and manage talent. It will provide readers with data-driven solution to the common problems around employee selection, development and engagement; how to define and evaluate talent; how to detect and inhibit toxic employee behaviours; and how to identify and harness leadership potential.

Hachette Australia

Remarkability

Lorraine Murphy
Authors:
Lorraine Murphy
Piatkus

Play Bigger

Al Ramadan, Dave Peterson, Christopher Lochhead, Kevin Maney
Authors:
Al Ramadan, Dave Peterson, Christopher Lochhead, Kevin Maney

In today's world, it's no longer enough to create great new products; rather companies now must create whole new categories that destroy old ones. Uber created a new personal transportation category and destroyed taxis and limos. Salesforce.com created a new category of cloud-base sales automation, dethroning the old CRM industry. Airbnb, Workday, Tesla and Netflix are all winning by creating entirely new business categories that destabilise old ones.The category is the new strategy.The conclusion: If you want to build a legendary company, you need to design and build a legendary category at the same time, and dominate it over time. Your company needs to be a Category King. And if you don't design a Category King, you're creating a failure. Drawing on examples from within and beyond our own practice, PLAY BIGGER shows both entrepreneurs and established enterprises how to define, develop and rule a category over time.

Hachette Audio US

Finance Your Own Business

Garrett Sutton, Gerry Detweiler
Authors:
Garrett Sutton, Gerry Detweiler

Finance Your Own Business will teach:The power of business credit how to get an SBA loan The secrets of micro lenders The benefits of crowdfunding How to prepare your own PPM The risks of using retirement funds Financing scams to avoid

Hachette Audio US

Prosper!

Chris Martenson, Adam Taggart
Authors:
Chris Martenson, Adam Taggart

The Next 20 Years Will Be Completely Different From the Past Current global trends are bleak: weak economic growth, too much debt, declining incomes for the lower 99%, a dangerous addiction to fossil fuels, and ecological destruction - just to name a few. Many of us understandably feel resigned to an eroding standard of living in the years to come. At best.But what if we told you that there are specific attainable steps you can take today that can limit your vulnerability to these trends and help you be:Richer Healthier Happier Live with greater purpose More valued by others Safer from harmThat's exactly what Prosperity! offers: a blueprint for taking control of and improving your destiny. It outlines practical, actionable investments of your time & resources that will ensure you enjoy greater prosperity in your life, whatever the future may bring.In Prosperity!, Martenson and Taggart will explain:The trends most likely to shape your life over the next 20 years Why developing resilience offers your best chance for thriving, even though society may suffer from the changes these trends may bring How to build true wealth What specific actions to take now to secure a prosperous future, no matter what the future holds How everybody can benefit from this guidance, regardless of age, income or ability How we can best serve the next generation by the actions we take today

Piatkus

Million Dollar Women

Julia Pimsleur
Authors:
Julia Pimsleur

Are you the next Million Dollar Woman? Women run an increasing number of businesses, but female entrepreneurs still tend to think small, and their companies rarely reach the heights of those of their male counterparts. Remarkably, less than 5 per cent of venture capital money gets invested in businesses led by women, which means few women have the capital to take their businesses big. CEO Julia Pimsleur has beaten the odds, raising millions and racking up awards for her international children's language-teaching company, Little Pim.Million Dollar Women is a fun, accessible business guide combining Pimsleur's own story with straightforward business advice and the instructive, often funny stories of other female entrepreneurs who are running businesses with substantial funding and revenues. There will also be quick, helpful exercises in a workbook-like appendix. Million Dollar Women will give advice on:- How to think big and take your company to scale - How to overcome both internal and external factors holding you back- How to raise capital- How to delegate- How to cultivate a network that will support youMillion Dollar Women will provide all women with a clear path for getting out of their own way, dreaming big, and reaching their most ambitious goals.

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The 80/20 Manager

Richard Koch
Authors:
Richard Koch

A large number of managers - especially in these difficult times - feel completely overwhelmed. Their inboxes are overflowing, they constantly struggle to finish their to-do lists and they stay at work longer than they would like to, leaving little time for the things that really matter.Luckily there is a way for managers to enjoy work and build a successful and fulfilling career without stress or long hours.In his bestselling book The 80/20 Principle, Richard Koch showed readers how to put the 80/20 Principle - the idea that 80 per cent of results come from just 20 per cent of effort - into practice in their personal lives. Now he demonstrates the few things you need to do in the workplace to multiply the results you achieve.By applying the strategies outlined in The 80/20 Manager, you will:- Put in fewer hours than your colleagues yet never be short of time- Learn to focus only on the issues that really matter, and ignore those that don't- Achieve exceptional results by working less hard- Feel successful every day

Abacus

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.

Abacus

Superconnect

Richard Koch, Greg Lockwood
Authors:
Richard Koch, Greg Lockwood

Networks rule the world. Take any organization: a corner shop, a new venture, a gang of drug traffickers, the United Nations, Google, the place you work. They are all networks, with their own rules and values and ways of communicating. Everybody belongs to networks and they make a huge difference to our lives - to our happiness and to our opportunities. SUPERCONNECT looks at how the successful and fortunate few behave - and shows that if you want to be one of them, you have to play by the network rules.Acquaintances, friends of friends, distant neighbours, random encounters - all can put us in touch with new, different worlds that bring big breaks or surprising sources of happiness. We are becoming more and more connected - via the web, mobile phone technology and global media. How does this affect us? And how can we make the most of these connections?

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The Star Principle

Richard Koch
Authors:
Richard Koch

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.

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.

Julia Pimsleur

Julia Pimsleur is CEO and Founder of Little Pim, the leading program for introducing young children to a second language at home. It sells internationally in nineteen countries, and has won more than twenty-five awards for its proprietary Entertainment Immersion Method®. Pimsleur is dedicated to helping other female entrepreneurs access growth capital-one of the greatest keys to business success. To this end, she has created the "Double Digit Academy" fundraising boot-camp and the online course "Further. Faster. Funded." Pimsleur has blogged about entrepreneurship for Forbes.com since 2012, and she has been a speaker at Stanford University, Yale University, NYU Stern Business School, and the Yale School of Management. A popular TV guest, she has been featured on TODAY, NBC Weekend Today, and Fox News, and her company has been highlighted in Business Week, Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. She won the 2013 Smart CEO Brava! Award for women entrepreneurs.

Lorraine Murphy

Lorraine Murphy is Founder and Head of Relationships at The Remarkables Group - the first dedicated blogger talent agency in Australia, which launched in May 2012 and now represents 26 leading influencers who have a combined monthly reach of 8 million people. Prior to starting The Remarkables Group, Lorraine created and managed campaigns in an eight-year PR career that began in Dublin, moved to London and ended up in Sydney where she now lives and works.

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.

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.