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Constable

The Deal

Jon Smith
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Jon Smith
Piatkus

Deep Work

Cal Newport
Authors:
Cal Newport

Many modern knowledge workers now spend most of their brain power battling distraction and interruption, whether because of the incessant pinging of devices, noisy open-plan offices or the difficulty of deciding what deserves your attention the most. When Cal Newport coined the term 'deep work' on his popular blog, Study Hacks, in 2012, he found the concept quickly hit a nerve. Most of us, after all, are excruciatingly familiar with shallow work instead - distractedly skimming the surface of our workload and never getting to the important part. Newport began exploring the methods and mindset that foster a practice of distraction-free productivity at work, and now, in DEEP WORK, he shows how anyone can achieve this elusive state. Through revealing portraits of both historical and modern-day thinkers, academics and leaders in the fields of technology, science and culture, and their deep work habits, Newport shares an inspiring collection of tools to wring every last drop of value out of your intellectual capacity. He explains why mastering this shift in work practices is crucial for anyone who intends to stay ahead in a complex information economy, and how to systematically train the mind to focus. Put simply: developing and cultivating a deep work practice is one of the best decisions we can make in an increasingly distracted world.

How To Books

Management Level Psychometric and Assessment Tests

Andrea Shavick
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Andrea Shavick

Gone are the days when an impressive CV and a sparkling performance at interview were all you needed to land a great job. Now, for the vast majority of medium-large sized organisations worldwide, rigorous assessment of candidates is an integral part of the recruitment process, especially when it comes to filling those elusive top jobs. So whether you're after a junior management, senior management or even director level position, or simply want to familiarise yourself with the very latest selection and recruitment techniques, you need this book! It includes: 37 genuine management-level practice psychometric tests from SHL Group plc, the biggest test publisher in the world including 360 questions covering verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning and abstract reasoning; everything you need to know about personality questionnaires, plus loads of practice material, including the popular OPQ 32 personality questionnaire; a complete guide to what to expect, and how to survive an assessment centre visit, alongside genuine Brainstorm, Scenarios and Fastrack management tests; and detailed information about the management-level 'behavioural simulations' such as role-plays, group discussions, business analysis, in-tray exercises and presentations, commonly used to assess candidates at assessment centres.

Sphere

Get Your Sh!t Together

Ruth Field
Authors:
Ruth Field
How To Books

Business In A Backpack

Adam Costa, Darcie Connell
Authors:
Adam Costa, Darcie Connell
How To Books

Entitled To Respect

Conrad Potts, Suzanne Potts
Authors:
Conrad Potts, Suzanne Potts
Grand Central Publishing

101 Things I Learned In Film School

Neil Landau, Matthew Frederick
Authors:
Neil Landau, Matthew Frederick

How to set a scene? What's the best camera angle? How does the new technology interact with scenes? And how does one even get the financing to make a movie?These basic questions and much more are all covered in this exquisite packaged book on the film industry and making movies as a profession. Written by Neil Landau, an experienced screenwriter and script consultant to the major movie studios, this is the perfect book for anyone who wants to know about the inner-workings of this industry. Whether it's someone who wants to make movies as a ful l -timecareer, or just someone who is interested in film, this book covers it all

Grand Central Publishing

101 Things I Learned In Business School

Michael W. Preis, Matthew Frederick
Authors:
Michael W. Preis, Matthew Frederick

101 THINGS I LEARNED IN BUSINESS SCHOOL will cover a wide range of lessons that are basic enough for the novice business student as well as inspiring to the experienced practitioner. The unique packaging of this book will attract people of all ages who have always wondered whether business school would be a smart career choice for them. Judging by the growing number of people taking the GMATs (the entrance exam for business school) each year, clearly more people than ever are thinking about heading in this direction.Subjects include accounting, finance, marketing, management, leadership, human relations, and much more - in short, everything one would expect to encounter in business school.Illustrated in the same fun, gift book format as 101 THINGS I LEARNED IN ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL, this will be the perfect gift for a recent college or high school grad, or even for someone already well-versed in the business world.

Piatkus

Network Your Way To Success

John Timperley
Authors:
John Timperley

Do you know enough people who could refer work to you? Are you great at following up contacts from events you attend? Do you know the secrets of making a real impact on those you meet?Effective networking is vital to the success of organisations - and the individuals who work in them. Most people are poor networkers, but it's easy to improve your skills. By following John Timperley's simple networking strategies, and the techniques of the world's top connecters, you will quickly learn how to build your own network of useful contacts.Discover how to polish your communication skills, create a lasting impression, quickly build your network, use your contacts database effectively, enjoy your new friends and contacts - and maximise your chances of success.

Caitlin Kiernan

Caitlin Kiernan is an award-winning journalist and beauty expert. A former fashion columnist, "Fashion Plate Cait," at The Times Herald-Record (a Dow Jones newspaper), beauty director at Life & Style Weekly, she is now the Beauty Producer of Style Code Live. She has appeared on both US national and local television programmes including E! News, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, Fox News, The Sundance Channel, the Wendy Williams Show and Bravo's Real Housewives Of New York. Her freelance work appears in The Wall Street Journal, Women's Health, New York Times, and Refinery29 among others.

Candis Cayne

Candis Cayne broke barriers by becoming the first transgender woman to land a recurring role on a network television series. She can be seen today starring with best friend Caitlyn Jenner I Am Cait. Candis is also a choreographer, entertainer, and vocal activist for LGBT rights, working closely with GLAAD and the Human Rights Campaign. She has given expert advice on the E! Network, ABC, CBS, and NBC, as well as in the pages of the New York Times, The Advocate, and People magazine, and much more. Candis lives in Los Angeles, CA.

David Allen

David Allen is the internationally bestselling author of Getting Things Done and Ready for Anything. He is the chairman and founder of the David Allen Company, a global management and consulting company, widely recognized as the world's leading authority in developing personal and organization capacity.

Debra Fine

Debra Fine is an internationally recognised speaker and trainer. As a member of the National Speakers Association she travels extensively giving lectures and conducting workshops on the topic.

Jonathan Black

Author Jonathan Black has been Director of the Careers Service at the University of Oxford for the last eight years. Before that, he's had a number of different jobs including: management consultant, professional publisher, co-founder of a start-up company, finance director, aerospace engineer, computer salesman, and strategy director. He has worked in the UK, Europe and the USA, in small businesses and large corporations, private and public sector. In his day job, he works one-to-one with students, presents at international conferences, on the radio and TV, and comes up with new ideas and programmes to help students in schools, university and beyond, to improve their career prospects.

Katina Z. Jones

Katina Z. Jones is the award-winning author of books on a variety of business and lifestyle topics, including I Do: Achieving Your Dream Wedding (co-written with Jessica Simpson); Small Business Savvy: A Woman's Guide to Building a Business (co-written with Norma Rist). She lives near Atlanta, GA.

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.

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 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.

Sarah Robb O'Hagan

Sarah Robb O'Hagan is an executive, activist, and entrepreneur, and the founder of Extreme You, a movement to unleash high performance. As the global president of Gatorade, she led its reinvention and turnaround, and she is the former president of Equinox Fitness Clubs. Named one of Forbes's 'Most Powerful Women in Sports' and one of Fast Company's 'Most Creative People in Business,' she has also held leadership positions at Nike and Virgin Atlantic Airways. She is now the CEO of the fitness company Flywheel Sports. A sought-after expert on innovation, brand reinvention, health, fitness, and inspiring human performance, Sarah lives with her family in New York.

Susan Scott

Susan Scott is the founder of Fierce, Inc., a global training company whose clients include Yahoo, Starbucks, Cisco, BP, General Dynamics, New York Life, Nestle, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Lego, C.A.R.E., Best Buy, Coca-Cola. and Ernst & Young. She lives in Seattle, Washington.