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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

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.

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Psychometric Tests For Graduates

Andrea Shavick
Authors:
Andrea Shavick

Are you a graduate? Looking for a brilliant job? Then you should know that over 95 percent of the FTSE 100 companies use psychometric and management tests to select their graduate recruits, as do the police, the Civil Service, local authorities, the Armed Forces, the Fire Service, financial institutions, the motor industry, the IT industry - the list is endless. In fact, tests are now an integral part of the recruitment process for most medium-large sized organisations worldwide. So if you're looking for a job, you need this book! It includes: 37 genuine graduate-level practice tests from SHL Group plc, the biggest test publisher in the world; 227 questions covering verbal, numerical, abstract and spatial reasoning, mechanical comprehension, fault diagnosis, accuracy and personality; and, genuine practice Brainstorm, Scenarios and Fastrack management tests. It also includes valuable advice on: online psychometric tests; researching your target employer; and, assessment centre visits (including role-plays, group discussions, in-tray exercises and presentations). This book gives you the three things you need to pass graduate-level psychometric and management tests: information, confidence, and plenty of practice.

Sphere

Get Your Sh!t Together

Ruth Field
Authors:
Ruth Field

THE B!TCH IS BACK . . .. . . and she's brought The Grit Doctor along for the rideWHAT'S IN YOUR HANDBAG?*To Do lists scrawled on the back of receipts *An unpaid bill *Half a chocolate bar, covered in fluff Is your handbag a metaphor for the rest of your life?Has becoming a capable, poised grown-up turned out to be more complicated than you imagined? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, and if you're tired of the crappy stuff in life grinding you down, then it's time to stop whining and GET YOUR SH!T TOGETHER. With this funny, frank and tough-talking guide, Ruth Field and The Grit Doctor will help you:*Tackle daunting problems like a fearless superwoman*Figure out what you want from life and find the courage to GO FOR IT*Learn how to get more sh!t done in less time*Stop feeling bad about your less-than-perfect life. (Because perfection's overrated anyway.) SHE TAUGHT YOU HOW TO RUN, NOW SHE'S GOING TO TEACH YOU HOW TO RUN YOUR LIFE.

Piatkus

Ready For Anything

David Allen
Authors:
David Allen

David Allen, 'the guru of personal productivity' (Fast Company Magazine) and author of the business bestseller GETTING THINGS DONE, inspires us to work better, not harder, in his new book, READY FOR ANYTHING. Offering over 50 productivity principles to help you clear your head and focus, READY FOR ANYTHING enables you to identify what drives you, what holds you back and how to be ready for anything. With motivational insights and inspirational quotes, READY FOR ANYTHING shows readers how to make things happen with less effort, stress and inefficiency, and lots more energy, creativity and clarity. This is the perfect inspirational and motivational book for anyone wanting to work and live at their very best.

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.

Celeste Headlee

Celeste Headlee is the host of the daily news show On Second Thought on Georgia Public Broadcasting. She has spent more than a decade with National Public Radio and has been a host of Public Radio International since 2008. Celeste has appeared on CNN, the BBC, PBS and MSNBC. She's also a classically trained soprano who doesn't get enough time to sing anymore. She has one son and a one rescue dog, and lives in Atlanta, GA.

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.

David Brandt

David Brandt, PhD, co-author of Sacred Cows Make the Best Burgers, is a nationally-known practicing psychologist, keynote speaker, and consultant to Fortune 500 companies. U.S. News and World Report calls him "a leading authority on disappointment."

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.

Fredrik Eklund

Fredrik Eklund has closed over two billion dollars in residential real estate. In 2010, he became Managing Director at Prudential Douglas Elliman, the largest real estate brokerage on the East Coast, alongside his business partner John Gomes. His clients include Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, John Legend and Daniel Craig. He is currently one of three New York City brokers starring in the TV series Million Dollar Listing New York. Fredrik's co-writer Bruce Littlefield is a TV personality, bestselling author of numerous books, including Airstream Living, and co-author of many New York Times bestsellers, including Barbara Corcoran's Use What You've Got.

Gael Lindenfield

Gael Lindenfield is a psychotherapist and the internationally bestselling author of 20 ground-breaking personal development books, which have been translated into 33 languages. She is widely acknowledged as a leading expert on confidence.

Joel Osteen

Joel Osteen is the senior pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. Listed by several sources as America's largest and fastest-growing congregation, Lakewood church has approximately 45,000 adult attendees every week. Millions more watch Joel's messages as they are broadcast on national and international television networks. He resides in Houston with his wife, Victoria, and their children.

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.

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.