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The 4-Hour Work Week

Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan – there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint.


The Man Who Sold The World

No artist offered a more incisive and accurate portrait of the troubled landscape of the 1970s than David Bowie. Cultural historian Peter Doggett explores the rich heritage of Bowie’s most productive and inspired decade, and traces the way in which his music reflected and influenced the world around him.


Purple Cow

What do Apple, Starbucks, Dyson and Pret a Manger have in common? How do they achieve spectacular growth, leaving behind former tried-and-true brands to gasp their last? The old checklist of P’s used by marketers – Pricing, Promotion, Publicity – aren’t working anymore.


Sapiens : A Brief History of Humankind

Fire gave us power. Farming made us hungry for more. Money gave us purpose. Science made us deadly. This is the thrilling account of our extraordinary history – from insignificant apes to rulers of the world.


Freakonomics : A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

This is the message at the heart of Freakonomics, Levitt and Dubner’s rule-breaking, iconoclastic book about crack dealers, cheating teachers and bizarre baby names that turned everyone’s view of the world upside-down and became an international multi-million-copy-selling phenomenon.


Superfreakonomics : Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance

The international bestselling Freakquel to Levitt and Dubner’s Freakonomics, this book sees them looking deeper, questioning harder and uncovering even more hidden truths about our world, from global cooling to patriotic prostitutes, drunk walking to why suicide bombers should buy life insurance.


The Black Swan : The Impact of the Highly Improbable

What have the invention of the wheel, Pompeii, the Wall Street Crash, Harry Potter and the internet got in common? Why are all forecasters con-artists? Why should you never run for a train or read a newspaper?


Memoirs

When Memoirs was first published in 1975, it created quite a bit of turbulence in the media–though long self-identified as a gay man, Williams’ candour about his love life, sexual encounters, and drug use was found shocking in and of itself, and such revelations by America’s greatest living playwright were called “a raw display of private life” by The New York Times Book Review.


23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism

Ha-Joon Chang’s 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism turns received economic wisdom on its head to show you how the world really works. In this revelatory book, Ha-Joon Chang destroys the biggest myths of our times and shows us an alternative view of the world


When to Rob a Bank : A Rogue Economist’s Guide to the World

This is the ultimate guide to the world of the Freak. Renegade thinkers and bestselling sensations Levitt and Dubner have carefully curated the very best of their blogs, conversations, wisecracks and advice from the last decade to reveal the outlandish truth about everything from lying to bankrobbing, fast food to sex taxes.


Team of Teams : New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World

When General Stanley McChrystal took command of the Joint Special Operations Task Force in Iraq in 2003, he quickly realized that conventional military tactics were failing. The allied forces had a huge advantage in numbers, equipment and training – but none of the enemy’s speed and flexibility.


Black Milk : On Motherhood and Writing

Black Milk is the affecting and beautifully written memoir on motherhood and writing by Turkey’s bestselling female writer Elif Shafak, author of Honour, The Gaze and The Bastard of Istanbul which was long-listed for the Orange prize.


Tim Cook : The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level

In 2011, Tim Cook took on an impossible task – following in the footsteps of one of history’s greatest business visionaries, Steve Jobs. Facing worldwide scrutiny, Cook (who was often described as shy, unassuming and unimaginative) defied all expectations.


Design to Grow : How Coca-Cola Learned to Combine Scale and Agility

For over a century, The Coca-Cola Company has used design to scale its flagship brand to over 200 countries. And in recent years it has sustained that growth while becoming even more agile – something most established businesses struggle with.


Leaders Eat Last : Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t

Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations,great leaders are creating environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things.


Quiet Leadership : Winning Hearts, Minds and Matches

Steeped in glory, loved by players for his light touch, he is probably the most coveted coach in the world.’ – Financial Times. ‘Quiet Leadership contains page upon page of insight into his methods from Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, John Terry and more’. – Sport Magazine


Mission : How the Best in Business Break Through

In Mission: How the Best in Business Break Through, Michael Hayman and Nick Giles show companies how to join the ranks of today’s business winners. Business as usual is over. Belief is the new currency and to succeed you must follow new rules: purpose as the route to profit; mind share to gain market share.


Skin in the Game : Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life

The bestselling author of The Black Swan and ‘the hottest thinker in the world’ (Sunday Times) is back with a book challenging many of our long-held beliefs about risk, reward, politics, religion and finance. How can a stubborn minority easily end up ruling? Should you take advice from a salesperson? Is the pope atheist?