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Alibaba The House That Jack Ma Built
Alibaba The House That Jack Ma Built
An engrossing, insider's account of how a teacher built one of the world's most valuable companies-rivaling Walmart and Amazon-and forever reshaped the global economyIn just a decade and a half, Jack Ma, a man from modest beginnings who started out as an English teacher, founded Alibaba and built it into one of the world's largest companies, an e-commerce empire on which hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers depend. In 2014, Alibaba's $25 billion IPO was the largest global IPO in history. A Rockefeller of his time, who is courted by CEOs and presidents around the world, Jack is an icon for China's booming private sector and the gatekeeper to hundreds of millions of middle-class consumers. Duncan Clark first met Jack in 1999 in the small apartment where Jack founded Alibaba. Granted unprecedented access to a wealth of new material, including exclusive interviews, Clark draws on his own experience as an early adviser to Alibaba as well as his two decades in China chronicling the Internet's impact on the country to create an authoritative, compelling narrative account of Alibaba's rise.How did Jack overcome his humble origins and early failures to achieve massive success with Alibaba How did he outsmart rival entrepreneurs from both China and Silicon Valley Can Alibaba maintain its 80 percent market share As it forges ahead into finance and entertainment, are there limits to Alibaba's ambitions How does the Chinese government view its rise Will Alibaba expand farther overseas, including into the United StatesClark tells Alibaba's tale in the context of China's momentous economic and social changes, illuminating an unlikely corporate titan as never before.Advance Praise For Alibaba"Anybody who thinks the Chinese just copy or steal technology from the West should read this book and think again. Jack Ma is part Bill Gates, part Steve Jobs, part Larry Page, part Sergey Brin, and part Mark Zuckerberg, all rolled into one."-Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP "Duncan Clark gets into the heart and soul of Alibaba and its founder, Jack Ma, who deftly maneuvered through the discontinuities and barriers in China to create one of the greatest companies in the world. China has thrived under the leadership of Jack Ma. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the present China and the heartbeat of a great entrepreneur."-Tim Draper, founder of Draper Associates, DFJ, and Draper University"This book provides excellent insight into the world of Jack Ma, perhaps the most famous of the leaders of the new economy in China. Duncan Clark is a real China `Old Hand,' unique in his knowledge of the Jack Ma generation. This book is definitely on the short list for those who wish to understand the Chinese economy today."-Ken Wilcox, Chairman Emeritus, Silicon Valley Bank

Title: Alibaba The House That Jack Ma Built
Author: CLARK DUNCAN
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 03/05/2018
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Harper Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
ISBN: 9780062413413
Available stock: 1
Price: $25.00
Art of Captaincy
Art of Captaincy
Title: Art of Captaincy
Author: BREARLEY MIKE
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Pan MacMillan
ISBN: 9781447294351
Available stock: 1
Price: $25.00
Artificial Intelligence For Dummies
Artificial Intelligence For Dummies
Step into the future with AI

The term "Artificial Intelligence" has been around since the 1950s, but a lot has changed since then. Today, AI is referenced in the news, books, movies, and TV shows, and the exact definition is often misinterpreted. Artificial Intelligence For Dummies provides a clear introduction to AI and how it's being used today.

Inside, you'll get a clear overview of the technology, the common misconceptions surrounding it, and a fascinating look at its applications in everything from self-driving cars and drones to its contributions in the medical field.



Learn about what AI has contributed to society
Explore uses for AI in computer applications
Discover the limits of what AI can do
Find out about the history of AI

The world of AI is fascinating--and this hands-on guide makes it more accessible than ever!

Title: Artificial Intelligence For Dummies
Author: MUELLER
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 30/03/2018
Price: $49.00
RRP: $49.00
Imprint: Jacana
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: 9781119467656
Available stock: 1
Price: $49.00
Barefoot Investor for Families
Barefoot Investor for Families
The new book from Scott Pape, the Barefoot Investor. The Barefoot Investor: The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need is a phenomenon, sprinting through one million copies to become one of the best selling Australian books ever. Why is it so successful? It's simple, funny and practical. And it has changed people's lives. The eagerly anticipated follow-up, The Barefoot Investor for Families, sticks to the same script. It's aimed fairly and squarely at parents, grandparents, and basically anyone who read that book and said: 'Why the hell wasn't I taught this years ago?' Scott lays out ten money milestones kids need to have nailed before they leave home, and it's all structured around one family 'money meal' each week (so roughly 20 minutes). If you follow the roadmap, with tailor-made lessons for each age group, your kids will know how to do things like: , Learn the life-changing value of hard work , Set up a fee-free bank account (or jam jars!) , Go on a Treasure Hunt around the house, and sell some of their 'stuff' second-hand , Save your parents $100 on household bills Even ... , Learn to cook at least two low-cost, delicious, nutritious meals from scratch. Scott's mission is to make sure your kids are financially strong so they never, ever get sucked into the traps that middle-aged bankers have devised to rob them of their money and their confidence. There are only ten things every kid needs to know about money, and you can teach them over dinner, once a week. It's that simple. Start now - it's never too early or too late.

Title: Barefoot Investor for Families
Author: PAPE SCOTT
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 17/09/2018
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Harper Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Aust
ISBN: 9781460756874
Available stock: 4
Price: $35.00
Barefoot Investor The Only Money Guide Youll Ever Need
Barefoot Investor The Only Money Guide Youll Ever Need
This is the only money guide you'll ever need That's a bold claim, given there are already thousands of finance books on the shelves. So what makes this one different? Well, you won't be overwhelmed with a bunch of 'tips' ? or a strict budget (that you won't follow). You'll get a step-by-step formula: open this account, then do this; call this person, and say this; invest money here, and not there. All with a glass of wine in your hand. This book will show you how to create an entire financial plan that is so simple you can sketch it on the back of a serviette ? and you'll be able to manage your money in 10 minutes a week. You'll also get the skinny on: * Saving up a six-figure house deposit in 20 months * Doubling your income using the 'Trapeze Strategy' * Saving $78,173 on your mortgage and wiping out 7 years of payments * Finding a financial advisor who won't rip you off * Handing your kids (or grandkids) a $140,000 cheque on their 21st birthday * Why you don't need $1 million to retire ? with the 'Donald Bradman Retirement Strategy' Sound too good to be true? It's not. This book is full of stories from everyday Aussies ? single people, young families, empty nesters, retirees ?
who have applied the simple steps in this book and achieved amazing, life-changing results. And you're next.

Title: Barefoot Investor The Only Money Guide Youll Ever Need
Author: PAPE SCOTT
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 14/11/2016
Price: $34.00
RRP: $34.00
Imprint: John Wylie & Sons
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
ISBN: 9780730324218
Available stock: 1
Price: $34.00
Becoming the Evidence Based Manager
Becoming the Evidence Based Manager
Over the past decade, the call for evidence-based management has been on the rise. Managers have become increasingly skeptical of advice that is based soley on anecdotes, otherwise known as the "art of management"; they demand, instead, proof that the management practices espoused by the authors in the field are truly effective. Becoming the Evidence-Based Manager delivers the goods, covering a wide range of critical management skills, such as hiring, inspiring, training, developing, motivating and coaching. Readers are rewarded with a thorough understanding of how to put the science of management to work for themselves and their organizations.

An organizational psychologist by training and experience, author Gary Latham brings a unique perspective to the art-versus-science debate as he underscores the critical role that empirical research plays in successfully hiring and managing employees. Latham advocates using the "situational" interview style in the hiring process over the "free-flowing" one, for example, as it's proven more effective in assessing a candidate's skills and aptitude.

Written in an accessible, conversational style, Becoming the Evidence-Based Manager draws upon 50 years of management research, and provides front-line managers with key lessons and tips to help them put research to everyday use on the job. From hiring and training to supervising and appraising, managers and leaders will learn proven techniques for achieving high performance from their employees.

Title: Becoming the Evidence Based Manager
Author: LATHAM GARY P
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 09/08/2018
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: Nicholas Brealey Pub
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Div
ISBN: 9781473676978
Available stock: 1
Price: $40.00
Billion Dollar Whale
Billion Dollar Whale
In 2009, with the dust yet to settle on the financial crisis, a fraud of unprecedented gall and magnitude was being set into motion. It began in Malaysia and would spread around the world, touching some of the world's leading financial firms, A-list Hollywood celebrities, supermodels, Las Vegas casinos and nightclubs, and even the art world. Now known as the 1MDB affair, the scandal would come to symbolize the next great threat to the global financial system. Federal agents who helped unravel Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme say the 1MDB affair will become the textbook case of financial fraud in the modern age - and its fallout is already being credited for taking down the prime minister of Malaysia. To date, there are investigations in Singapore, the United States, and Switzerland, with money-laundering charges filed in Malaysia. Government authorities have seized assets including a mega-yacht, private jet, and millions of dollars in jewelry. A stunning true-tale of hubris and greed, Billion Dollar Whale reveals how one of the biggest heists in history was pulled off, right under the nose of the global financial industry.

Title: Billion Dollar Whale
Author: WRIGHT TOM & HOPE BRADLEY
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 07/09/2018
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Hachette
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
ISBN: 9780316490672
Available stock: 3
Price: $35.00
Bitcoin Standard The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking
Bitcoin Standard The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking
When a pseudonymous programmer introduced "a new electronic cash system that's fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party" to a small online mailing list in 2008, very few paid attention. Ten years later, and against all odds, this upstart autonomous decentralized software offers an unstoppable and globally-accessible hard money alternative to modern central banks. The Bitcoin Standard analyzes the historical context to the rise of Bitcoin, the economic properties that have allowed it to grow quickly, and its likely economic, political, and social implications.

While Bitcoin is a new invention of the digital age, the problem it purports to solve is as old as human society itself: transferring value across time and space. Ammous takes the reader on an engaging journey through the history of technologies performing the functions of money, from primitive systems of trading limestones and seashells, to metals, coins, the gold standard, and modern government debt. Exploring what gave these technologies their monetary role, and how most lost it, provides the reader with a good idea of what makes for sound money, and sets the stage for an economic discussion of its consequences for individual and societal future-orientation, capital accumulation, trade, peace, culture, and art. Compellingly, Ammous shows that it is no coincidence that the loftiest achievements of humanity have come in societies enjoying the benefits of sound monetary regimes, nor is it coincidental that monetary collapse has usually accompanied civilizational collapse.

With this background in place, the book moves on to explain the operation of Bitcoin in a functional and intuitive way. Bitcoin is a decentralized, distributed piece of software that converts electricity and processing power into indisputably accurate records, thus allowing its users to utilize the Internet to perform the traditional functions of money without having to rely on, or trust, any authorities or infrastructure in the physical world. Bitcoin is thus best understood as the first successfully implemented form of digital cash and digital hard money. With an automated and perfectly predictable monetary policy, and the ability to perform final settlement of large sums across the world in a matter of minutes, Bitcoin's real competitive edge might just be as a store of value and network for final settlement of large payments--a digital form of gold with a built-in settlement infrastructure.

Ammous' firm grasp of the technological possibilities as well as the historical realities of monetary evolution provides for a fascinating exploration of the ramifications of voluntary free market money. As it challenges the most sacred of government monopolies, Bitcoin shifts the pendulum of sovereignty away from governments in favor of individuals, offering us the tantalizing possibility of a world where money is fully extricated from politics and unrestrained by borders.

The final chapter of the book explores some of the most common questions surrounding Bitcoin: Is Bitcoin mining a waste of energy? Is Bitcoin for criminals? Who controls Bitcoin, and can they change it if they please? How can Bitcoin be killed? And what to make of all the thousands of Bitcoin knock-offs, and the many supposed applications of Bitcoin's 'blockchain technology'? The Bitcoin Standard is the essential resource for a clear understanding of the rise of the Internet's decentralized, apolitical, free-market alternative to national central banks.

Title: Bitcoin Standard The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking
Author: AMMOUS SAIFEDEAN
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 06/04/2018
Price: $49.00
RRP: $49.00
Imprint: Jacana
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: 9781119473862
Available stock: 1
Price: $49.00
Breakfast Club for 40 Somethings
Breakfast Club for 40 Somethings
By the mid 2030's Australia will see the biggest intergenerational wealth transfer in its history.

Good news if you're Gen X. In little over a decade (you) will inherit all the wealth. Research suggests this could amount to more than $3 trillion dollars.

But, there's a huge problem.

Gen X is the least experienced generation in our history at managing the vast amount of wealth coming their way.

To make matters worse, Gen X is one of if not the most time poor generations in our history - job demands in an increasingly competitive global market, mortgages, school fees, ageing parents and a lot of responsibility.

Gen X now face some troubling challenges if they are to master money in time to make a difference.

After so many decades of continuous economic growth, Gen X has grown to love debt and become overly familiar with excess - and unfamiliar with risk.

There's also a growing backdrop of social issues such as addiction, obesity, mental health and the fragmenting of the family unit.

Gen X has a large burden on their shoulders

Succeed and they stand to be able to turn their windfalls and their super into a vast asset into which all Australians may benefit from in the long run.

Fail and we will face an economic tsunami...

This book draws upon the five major lessons Gen X needs to UNLEARN about the way they see money before they get their hands on this wealth transfer.

The five UNLEARN lessons are grounded in how we were bought up (what our parents taught us), what our community told us (what friends and family teach us about money) and our decision making style.

The reader is encouraged to think about what two lessons they need to unlearn about Money before they are ready to take on financial responsibility.

Through interviews with a wide range of celebrities from Baby Boomer, GenX and beyond we draw upon the wisdom and insight from people familiar to X and their parents; such as Michael Parkinson, Maggie Beer , Kate Cebrano, Jeffrey Archer, Anthony Minichello, Anthony Field, Naomi Simpson , George Negus, and many more.

Title: Breakfast Club for 40 Somethings
Author: STOYKOV VANESSA
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 19/04/2018
Price: $34.00
RRP: $34.00
Imprint: John Wylie & Sons
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
ISBN: 9780730348634
Available stock: 1
Price: $34.00
Bully Proof Workplace
Bully Proof Workplace
Smart strategies for managing workplace bullies out of your life and business More than one in four Americans deals with an on-the-job bully. These office sociopaths don't just make individuals miserable. Their poison spreads throughout the company, damaging overall morale, creativity, productivity, and profitability. It doesn't have to be this way.Leading consultants Peter Dean and Molly Shepard have helped vanquish workplace bullying and now share their proven methods with you. In The Bully-Proof Workplace, they provide vital insight into the four major types of bullies: The Belier - Weapons of choice: slander, deception, and gossipThe Blocker - Weapons of choice: negativity and inflexibility The Braggart - Weapons of choice: narcissism and a sense of superiorityThe Brute - Weapons of choice: aggression and intimidation These bullies may operate differently, but they all have one thing in common: a desperate need for control based on deep-seated fear and insecurity. This invaluable survival guide equips individuals with strategies, tips, and scripts for managing interactions with bullies. Managers learn how to identify bullying, deal with it swiftly, and introduce zero tolerance for such behavior. And executives gain the information they need to create a corporate policy regarding bullying.We spend about 60 percent of our waking moments at work. Spending that much time under the thumb of a bully and dealing with the negative business effects of bad behavior is simply unacceptable. Whether you're a victim of bullying or a business leader tasked with building a collaborative corporate culture, The Bully-Free Workplace provides the critical insight and practical tools you need to successfully combat this ubiquitous but rarely addressed business challenge and ensure that bullies behave--or leave--so you and everyone else can get on with your work.

Title: Bully Proof Workplace
Author: DEAN PETER
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 27/02/2017
Price: $45.00
RRP: $45.00
Imprint: McGraw Hill
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
ISBN: 9781259859663
Available stock: 2
Price: $45.00
Business for Beginners
Business for Beginners
'Business' means making and selling things or skills to anyone who wants them. But how do you come up with a business idea? And how do you make an idea work in real life? This books explores the practical world of making money, as well as explaining how businesses shape the world we live in and the way we live.

Title: Business for Beginners
Author: BRYAN LARA
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 06/09/2018
Price: $23.00
RRP: $23.00
Imprint: Usborne Books
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781474940139
Available stock: 1
Price: $23.00
Business of Change
Business of Change
Title: Business of Change
Author: POLLOK MIKE
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
ISBN: 9780473424886
Available stock: 2
Price: $40.00