Category: Business/Computers
Liar’s Poker – A memoir by Michael Lewis – Just 99p 0 comments

The original classic that revealed the truth about ambition, greed and excess in London and Wall Street, by Michael Lewis.
From mere trainee to lowly geek, to triumphal Big Swinging Dick: that was Michael Lewis’ pell-mell progress through the dealing rooms of Salomon Brothers in New York and London during the heady mid-1980s when they were probably the world’s most powerful and profitable merchant bank. A true-life Bonfire of the Vanities, funny, frightening, breathless and heartless, his is a tale of hysterical greed and ambition set in an obsessed, enclosed world.
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Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking – £1.99 0 comments

In Quiet, the international bestseller, Susan Cain shows how the brain chemistry of introverts and extroverts differs, and how society misunderstands and undervalues introverts. She gives introverts the tools to better understand themselves and take full advantage of their strengths.
Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with real stories, Quiet will permanently change how we see introverts – and how you see yourself.
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Talk Like TED: The 9 Public Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds – Just £1.09 0 comments

TED talks have redefined the elements of a successful presentation and become the gold standard for public speaking around the world. And yet the techniques that top TED speakers use are the same ones that will make any presentation more dynamic, fire up any team, and give anyone the confidence to overcome their fear of public speaking.
Ideas are the true currency of the 21st century, and Talk Like TED gives readers a way to create presentations around the ideas that matter most to them, presentations that will energize their audiences to spread those ideas, launch new initiatives, and reach their highest goals.
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Winners: And How They Succeed – How people succeed – and how you can, too – Just 99p 0 comments

How do sports stars excel, entrepreneurs thrive, or individuals achieve their ambition? Is their ability to win innate? Or is the winning mindset something we can all develop? Drawing on the wisdom of an astonishing array of talented people – from elite athletes to top managers, from rulers of countries to rulers of global business empires – Alastair Campbell uses his forensic skills, as well as his own experience of politics and sport, to get to the heart of success.
He examines how winners tick. He considers how they build great teams. He analyses how they deal with unexpected setbacks and new challenges. He judges what the very different worlds of politics, business and sport can learn from one another. And he sets out a blueprint for winning that we can all follow.
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The $100 Startup – Fire Your Boss, Do What You Love and Work Better to Live More – Just 99p 0 comments

You no longer need to work nine-to-five in a big company to pay the mortgage, send your kids to school and afford that yearly holiday. You can quit the rat race and start up on your own – and you don’t need an MBA or a huge investment to do it.
The $100 Startup is your manual to a new way of living. Learn how to:
– Earn a good living on your own terms, when and where you want
– Achieve that perfect blend of passion and income to make work something you love
– Take crucial insights from 50 ordinary people who started a business with $100 or less
– Spend less time working and more time living your life
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NOTE: I’ve read this book – great encouragement for thinking differently. Also wonderful success stories of entrepreneurs.
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The Sweet Spot: How to Accomplish More by Doing Less – Just 49p 0 comments

Learn how to achieve more by doing less! Live in that zone you’ve glimpsed but can’t seem to hold on to—the sweet spot where you have the greatest strength, but also the greatest ease.
Not long ago, Christine Carter, a happiness expert at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and a speaker, writer, and mother, found herself exasperated by the busyness of modern life: too many conflicting obligations and not enough time, energy, or patience to get everything done. She tried all the standard techniques without giving up her hard-won career success or happiness at home—she road-tested every research-based tactic that promised to bring more ease into her life. Drawing on her vast knowledge of the latest research related to happiness, productivity, and elite performance, she followed every strategy that promised to give her more energy—or that could make her more efficient, creative, or intelligent.
Drawing on her vast knowledge of the latest research related to happiness, productivity, and elite performance, she followed every strategy that promised to give her more energy—or that could make her more efficient, creative, or intelligent.
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Book Review: Freakonomics 0 comments

Economics has long been a fascinating study to me. I finally got around to Freakonomics by listening to it on CD while driving for a business trip. I do enjoy audio books, but I imagine this one would have been slightly easier if I could have seen some of the graphs in print.

However, it was still a very interesting book. Economist Steven Levitt uses economic principles to study every day issues. The wide range of topics are not really about monetary policy, but social trends, such as how parents choose to name their children and the affect of abortion on crime rates.

Freakonomics uses a number of global examples, so it will appeal to a wide audience. It is a good introduction to complex topics that is easily accessible. It is written in more of a magazine, rather than academic style that makes for quick reading. This book also prompted me to think more deeply about things that seem to be “conventional wisdom.” It’s also good economics to purchase it for just £4.99 in the UK Amazon store.

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