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Little, Brown

Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy

Tim Harford
Authors:
Tim Harford

Based on the series produced for the BBC World ServiceWho thought up paper money? How did the contraceptive pill change the face of the legal profession? Why was the horse collar as important for human progress as the steam engine? How did the humble spreadsheet turn the world of finance upside-down?The world economy defies comprehension. A continuously-changing system of immense complexity, it offers over ten billion distinct products and services, doubles in size every fifteen years, and links almost every one of the planet's seven billion people. It delivers astonishing luxury to hundreds of millions. It also leaves hundreds of millions behind, puts tremendous strains on the ecosystem, and has an alarming habit of stalling. Nobody is in charge of it. Indeed, no individual understands more than a fraction of what's going on. How can we make sense of this bewildering system on which our lives depend?From the tally-stick to Bitcoin, the canal lock to the jumbo jet, each invention in Tim Harford's fascinating new book has its own curious, surprising and memorable story, a vignette against a grand backdrop. Step by step, readers will start to understand where we are, how we got here, and where we might be going next.Hidden connections will be laid bare: how the barcode undermined family corner shops; why the gramophone widened inequality; how barbed wire shaped America. We'll meet the characters who developed some of these inventions, profited from them, or were ruined by them. We'll trace the economic principles that help to explain their transformative effects. And we'll ask what lessons we can learn to make wise use of future inventions, in a world where the pace of innovation will only accelerate.

Abacus

The End of Alchemy

Mervyn King
Authors:
Mervyn King
How To Books

Write Your Own Business Plan

Paul Hetherington
Authors:
Paul Hetherington

A winning business plan is the first step towards creating outstanding performance in a business. As a business owner and/or manager you need an effective business plan, to secure finance if required and to improve your business.This practical,accessible book will take you step by step through the simple process of creating a plan that really works for you.Your plan will: - Give funders the confidence to support your business. - Sharpen your management of any business and its competitive edge. - Provide a blueprint that can be used on a day-to-day basis to ensure that your business performs to its potential. As important as writing the plan is implementing it.This book also shows how you can actually do this. It will help you to decide where you want to go, how you are going to get there, and how to actually make it happen.

How To Books

Business In A Backpack

Adam Costa, Darcie Connell
Authors:
Adam Costa, Darcie Connell

'The past six weeks have been incredible: we've eaten frogs, drunk beer on the street with locals in Vietnam, ridden a motorcycle through rice fields, explored the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat, and scuba dived the crystal clear waters off several tropical islands. The next six months will be just as interesting and just as much fun.' As incredible as this trip has been for Adam and Darcie, the most incredible part is that they haven't spent a penny on it. In fact, they have actually been making money. This will continue for the rest of their travels, for as long as they want. Adam and Darcie have written this book with the explicit intention of changing your life so that - when you've learnt their strategies -you, too, can start living the life you've always wanted. Adam and Darcie's websites - which they refer to as streamsA" throughout the book - are the reason they are able to live the way they do. They bring in more passive income each month than they spend, which results in copious amounts of free time and a never-ending stream of income to travel with. In this book you will discover: - how to set up your business so that it almost runs on auto pilot. - how you should plan your travels around the world. The book is divided into four parts: 1. Inspiration - a listing and photos of some of the most intriguing destinations around the world, along with photographs to get your imagination running. 2. Education - how to build an online business, from creating a product to accepting payments. 3. Perspiration - step-by-step accounts of three very different online business models to finance your dreams. 4. Embarkation - covers the nuts and bolts of long-term travel abroad.Contents: Arrival: The business in a backpack lifestyle; 1. Inspiration - Free yourself; 2. Education - How to make money anywhere, anytime; 3. Perspiration - Roadmap to success and adventure; 4. Embarkation -You've earned it; Tying it all together; Departure; Glossary; Recommended reading; About the authors; Index.

How To Books

Healing the Hurt Within 3rd Edition

Jan Sutton
Authors:
Jan Sutton

Skillfully woven together with empathic insight into the lives and minds of those who self-injure, "Healing the Hurt Within" is replete with the latest developments in the field, informative statistical data, instructive diagrams, carefully selected resources, case studies, expert testimonies, and practical self-help activities. The author's warmth, compassion, and regard for those caught in the cycle of self-injury shines through the pages of this profoundly enlightening and extensively updated 3rd edition. "Healing the Hurt Within" offers: solace, hope, and direction to those who self-injure; guidance to family and friends supporting a loved one who self-injures; and, guidelines to professionals and voluntary caregivers on how to respond to clients that self-injure.

Alan Hester

Alan Hester is a trainer and international author. His first book, Management Starts With You: Gain Confidence and Success as a Leader and Manager, has been translated into Chinese, Arabic and Greek and sold in the US, India, Australia and across Europe. Alan works with individuals and with leaders to increase their confidence, resilience, success and well-being. He formed Alan Hester Associates in 2002, delivering practical, inspirational and interactive workshops to a wide range of people. This book draws on his experiences of working with people recovering from depression and other mental health issues, long-term unemployed adults, people with addiction problems and those who need help to get out of their own way and find a new direction in life.Alan lives with his wife Eunice, the couple's Golden Retriever and their four cats in Reading, Berkshire. They have a son, Michael, and a daughter, Charlotte. He spends his spare time listening to Bob Dylan albums, supporting Reading FC, watching cricket, gardening, reading and, of course, writing. Get Out Of Your Own Way is his second book.To find out more about the author's work or to contact him direct for speaking, training or coaching, please visit www.alanhester.co.uk or email him at alan@alanhester.co.uk.

Allen P. Haines

Allen P. Haines served as CEO of several film industry marketing companies. He has advised and coached senior executives at Sony, Disney, IMG, NBC/Universal, and Fox.microresilience.co.uk

Bonnie St. John

Amputee/Olympian/Rhodes Scholar Bonnie St. John is a keynote speaker and leadership consultant who has guided individuals--from Fortune 500 C-Suites to start-up entrepreneurs--to their performance goals. Her broad media exposure includes People, Forbes, Essence,The NY Times, Today, CNN, CBS News, PBS, and NPR. NBC News called her, "One of the five most inspiring women in America."

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.

Dambisa Moyo

Dr Dambisa Moyo is an international economist who writes on the macroeconomy and global affairs.She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa, How The West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly - And the Stark Choices Ahead and Winner Take All: China's Race for Resources and What It Means for the World.Moyo was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, and was named to the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders Forum. Her work regularly appears in economic and finance-related publications such as the Financial Times and Wall Street Journal.She completed a doctorate in Economics at Oxford University and holds a Masters degree from Harvard University. She completed an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and an MBA in Finance at the American University in Washington DC.

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.

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.

James M. Russell

JAMES M. RUSSELL has a philosophy degree from the University of Cambridge, a post-graduate qualification in critical theory, and has taught at the Open University in the UK. He currently works as director of a media-related business. He is the author of Brief Guides to Philosophical Classics, Spiritual Classics and Business Classics. He lives in north London with his wife, daughter and two cats.

Jeetendr Sehdev

Jeetendr Sehdev is the world's leading celebrity expert. A trailblazer in pop culture, he has become one of the most prominent figures in celebrity news and a sought-after adviser to top international companies. Jeetendr's research on the power of YouTube stars continues to make global headlines and has gained him influencer status and over a million subscribers on social media. He is a familiar face on shows like Access Hollywood, The Insider and CNN Tonight and he regularly writes opinion pieces for publications like the Guardian and Forbes. A graduate of Oxford University and Harvard Business School, Jeetendr is a British national who now lives in Los Angeles where he teaches at the University of Southern California.

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 Todayand 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.

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.

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.

Tali Sharot

Tali Sharot is a neuroscientist. She is the author of The Optimism Bias, the director of the Affective Brain Lab at University College London and a Wellcome Trust Fellow. Tali's papers on the neuroscience of optimism, emotional memories and cognitive dissonance have been published in top scientific journals including Nature, Science, Nature Neuroscience and Psychological Science. She has also written for the New York Times, Observer and Time Magazine.

Tim Harford

Tim Harford is a senior columnist for the Financial Times and the presenter of Radio 4's More or Less. He was the winner of the Bastiat Prize for economic journalism in 2006, and More or Less was commended for excellence in journalism by the Royal Statistical Society in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Harford lives in Oxford with his wife and three children, and is a visiting fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford. His other books include The Undercover Economist, The Logic of Life and Adapt.