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Alibaba Way Unleashing Grass Roots Entrepreneurship
Alibaba Way Unleashing Grass Roots Entrepreneurship
The ultimate e-commerce success story-a powerful new growth model for small business start-ups and grassroots entrepreneurs One of the world's fastest growing Internet companies, Alibaba and its founder Jack Ma have inspired a generation of young Chinese-not just as a road map to riches, but as a lesson in entrepreneurial individualism. This illuminating guide takes you inside this global giant of e-commerce and shows you how to build your own small business from a grassroots vision to a world-class operation. Using Alibaba's incredible success as a case study, the book identifies the driving forces behind job growth, innovation, and sustainability in the Digital Age. It shows you how to unleash your entrepreneurial spirit, realize your grassroots ambitions, and use technology-driven platforms to grow your company across multiple markets. The Alibaba Way shows you a proven way to survive and thrive. Dr. Ying Lowrey is an Economics Professor at the School of Social Sciences, Tsinghua University, and Deputy Director of Tsinghua Research Center for Chinese Entrepreneurs.

Title: Alibaba Way Unleashing Grass Roots Entrepreneurship
Author: LOWREY YING
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/01/2016
Price: $54.00
RRP: $54.00
Imprint: McGraw Hill
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
ISBN: 9781259585401
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Alpha Girls
Alpha Girls
'ALPHA GIRLS will be a story to make you laugh and cry. It will inspire and infuriate you. It will be a must-read for women of all ages.' - Arianna Huffington



For all its trailblazing, world-shaping innovation, Silicon Valley has long been a mysterious, male-dominated world and, at its worst, a toxic environment in which to be a woman. Recent exposes have revealed sexist 'bro-cultures' at top tech companies, ranging from sexual harassment lawsuits in which women are routinely excluded from all-male ski trips to the partner at a leading VC firm who, when asked by a reporter whether there were talented females candidates on the job market, replied 'we're not prepared to lower our standards.'



How is it possible that a community with such forward-looking technology, could take such a backward approach to gender relations?



ALPHA GIRLS dives into this enigmatic world, going behind the scenes at Facebook, Microsoft, McAfee, Google, Tesla and more to reveal the history of Silicon Valley from the point of view of the women who have witnessed and participated in its rise to global domination of the business landscape. Julian Guthrie focuses on a small group of self-made women who, outnumbered and underestimated, helped launch the modern computer industry, and are today renowned figures in the VC world of the Valley.



ALPHA GIRLS is an inspiring, groundbreaking, true story about women taking enormous risks, playing by the men's rules, juggling work and family, all the while refusing to be limited by the expectations of others. These alpha girls - as well as men in the industry - have granted Julian incredible, unprecedented access to an otherwise closed community.

Title: Alpha Girls
Author: GUTHRIE JULIAN
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 23/04/2019
Price: $38.00
RRP: $38.00
Imprint: Piatkus
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349420257
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Price: $38.00
Always Day One How the Tech Titans Stay on Top
Always Day One How the Tech Titans Stay on Top
At Amazon, 'Day One' is code for inventing like a startup with little regard for legacy. Day Two is, in Jeff Bezos's own words, is 'stasis, followed by irrelevance, followed by excruciating, painful decline, followed by death.'

Most companies today are set up for Day Two. They build advantages and defend them fiercely rather than invent the future. But Amazon and fellow tech titans Facebook, Google, and Microsoft are operating in Day One- they prioritize reinvention over tradition and collaboration over ownership.

Through 130 interviews with insiders, from Mark Zuckerberg to hourly workers, Always Day One reveals the tech giants' blueprint for sustainable success. Kantrowitz uncovers the engine propelling the tech giants' continued dominance at a stage when most big companies begin to decline. And he shows the way forward for everyone who wants to compete with, and beat, the titans.

Title: Always Day One How the Tech Titans Stay on Top
Author: KANTROWITZ ALEX
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 09/04/2020
Price: $38.00
RRP: $38.00
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241459058
Available stock: 1
Price: $38.00
An Attitude of Excellence
An Attitude of Excellence
You imagine a "new and improved" version of yourself-one who has achieved your goals and reached your definition of success. But you stop at wanting to be better because you don't feel you have the tools to achieve it.


You do have the power to make yourself into a winner. Success isn't a matter of chance-it's a matter of choice.


It all comes down to your attitude and a mindset to pursue excellence.


When you make the conscious choice to develop an attitude of excellence, you will achieve more, enjoy more, have better relationships, take better care of yourself physically and mentally, and vastly improve the quality of your day-to-day life. Armed with a positive attitude and the determination to pursue excellence, plus a coach to help you stay focused, you will become the best version of yourself.


Dr. Willie Jolley is a world-renowned speaker and motivational coach. He is the expert Ford Motor Company turned to while on the brink of bankruptcy, and he helped the company go on to reject a government bailout and to reach billion-dollar profits. In this powerful new book, An Attitude of Excellence: Get the Best from Yourself, Your Team, and Your Organization, he teaches readers how to achieve more in their lives-both professionally and personally.


Dr. Jolley's work has inspired millions with a simple message: The best way to grow your future is to grow yourself, and the best way to grow an organization is to grow the people in that organization. Why? Because great people will give great service, while negative people will kill your future.


This eye-opening book features T.I.P.S. (Tips, Ideas, Principles & Strategies) everyone can use to enhance the quality of our relationships and our lives, both at work and at home, using the power of an attitude of excellence.

Title: An Attitude of Excellence
Author: JOLLEY DR. WILLIE
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/11/2018
Price: $60.00
RRP: $60.00
Imprint: Newsouth Books
Publisher: BenBella Books
ISBN: 9781946885401
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Price: $60.00
An Attitude of Excellence
An Attitude of Excellence
You imagine a "new and improved" version of yourself-one who has achieved your goals and reached your definition of success. But you stop at wanting to be better because you don't feel you have the tools to achieve it.


You do have the power to make yourself into a winner. Success isn't a matter of chance-it's a matter of choice.


It all comes down to your attitude and a mindset to pursue excellence.


When you make the conscious choice to develop an attitude of excellence, you will achieve more, enjoy more, have better relationships, take better care of yourself physically and mentally, and vastly improve the quality of your day-to-day life. Armed with a positive attitude and the determination to pursue excellence, plus a coach to help you stay focused, you will become the best version of yourself.


Dr. Willie Jolley is a world-renowned speaker and motivational coach. He is the expert Ford Motor Company turned to while on the brink of bankruptcy, and he helped the company go on to reject a government bailout and to reach billion-dollar profits. In this powerful new book, An Attitude of Excellence: Get the Best from Yourself, Your Team, and Your Organization, he teaches readers how to achieve more in their lives-both professionally and personally.


Dr. Jolley's work has inspired millions with a simple message: The best way to grow your future is to grow yourself, and the best way to grow an organization is to grow the people in that organization. Why? Because great people will give great service, while negative people will kill your future.


This eye-opening book features T.I.P.S. (Tips, Ideas, Principles & Strategies) everyone can use to enhance the quality of our relationships and our lives, both at work and at home, using the power of an attitude of excellence.

Title: An Attitude of Excellence
Author: JOLLEY DR. WILLIE
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/11/2018
Price: $60.00
RRP: $60.00
Imprint: Newsouth Books
Publisher: BenBella Books
ISBN: 9781946885401
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $60.00
Applied Empathy The New Language of Leadership
Applied Empathy The New Language of Leadership
Michael Ventura, entrepreneur and CEO of award-winning strategy and design practice Sub Rosa, shares how empathy - the ability to see the world through someone else's eyes - could be what your business needs to innovate, connect, and grow.



Having built his career working with iconic brands and institutions such as Google and Nike, and also The United Nations and the Obama Administration, Michael Ventura offers entrepreneurs and executives a radical new business book and way forward.



Empathy is not about being nice. It's not about pity or sympathy either. It's about understanding - your consumers, your colleagues, and yourself - and it's a direct path to powerful leadership. As such, APPLIED EMPATHY presents real strategies on how to make lasting connections and evolve your business internally as well as externally.



This ground-breaking guide lays the foundation to establish a diverse, inventive, and driven team that can meet the challenges of today's ever-evolving marketplace. If you want to connect to the people you work with and for, you first have to understand them.

Title: Applied Empathy The New Language of Leadership
Author: VENTURA MICHAEL
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Price: $38.00
RRP: $38.00
Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Div
ISBN: 9781529378221
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Price: $38.00
Art Inc.
Art Inc.
You don't have to starve to be an artist. Build a career doing what you love. In this practical guide, professional artist Lisa Congdon reveals the many ways you can earn a living by making art-through illustration, licensing, fine art sales, print sales, teaching, and beyond. Including industry advice from such successful art-world pros as Nikki McClure, Mark Hearld, Paula Scher, and more, Art, Inc. will equip you with the tools-and the confidence-to turn your passion into a profitablebusiness.
LEARN HOW TO: - Set actionable goals - Diversify your income - Manage your bookkeeping - Copyright your work - Promote with social media - Build a standout website - Exhibit with galleries - Sell and price your work - License your art - Acquire an agent - And much more

Title: Art Inc.
Author: CONGDON LISA
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 09/05/2014
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Chronicle Books
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452128269
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Price: $35.00
Art of Business How the Chinese Got Rich
Art of Business How the Chinese Got Rich
When we look at Chinese history for a guide to business, we commonly reach for Sun Tzu's The Art of War, but that is a military text. It focuses on an enemy, not a trading partner, and it certainly doesn't mention customers and their role in strategy.To come to terms with Chinese commerce, we don't need to know the Art of War. We need to know the art of business. This book explains Chinese business in history: its practices, values and achievements. As we explore business through time, we discover the strategies which enabled Chinese merchants to become rich and gain insights into how Chinese business evolved, and continues to evolve. The Art of Business goes beyond the Silk Road, Marco Polo and the opium trade to examine how the many different Chinese businesses made money. It asks how merchants mastered the spatial and temporal dimensions of the market and built substantial wealth in doing so. It explores the commercial revolutions that occurred in the Tang and Song dynasties and the late Ming, and reveals business practices carried into the Ching dynasty. It explores salt merchants, the porcelain industry, Huizhou and Shanxi merchant groups, and Howqua, who became the world's richest man. The evolving nature of world commerce will place new demands on tomorrow's businesses. By examining the past, we can better understand the future in which China will once again stand like a giant.

Title: Art of Business How the Chinese Got Rich
Author: CLYDESDALE GREG
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 14/09/2017
Price: $38.00
RRP: $38.00
Imprint: Little Brown & Co
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781472139757
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $38.00
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
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Price: $25.00
Art of Fairness The Power of Decency in a World Turned Mean
Art of Fairness The Power of Decency in a World Turned Mean
Can you succeed without being a terrible person? We often think not: recognising that, as the old saying has it, 'nice guys finish last'. But does that mean you have to go to the other extreme, and be a bully or Machiavellian to get anything done?



In THE ART OF FAIRNESS, David Bodanis uses thrilling historical case studies to show there's a better path, leading neatly in between. He reveals how it was fairness, applied with skill, that led the Empire State Building to be constructed in barely a year - and how the same techniques brought a quiet English debutante to become an acclaimed jungle guerrilla fighter. In ten vivid profiles - featuring pilots, presidents, and even the producer of Game of Thrones - we see that the path to greatness doesn't require crushing displays of power or tyrannical ego. Simple fair decency can prevail.



With surprising insights from across history - including the downfall of the very man who popularised the phrase 'nice guys finish last' - THE ART OF FAIRNESS charts a refreshing and sustainable new approach to cultivating integrity and influence.

Title: Art of Fairness The Power of Decency in a World Turned Mean
Author: BODANIS DAVID
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 05/11/2020
Price: $38.00
RRP: $38.00
Imprint: Little Brown & Co
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349128207
Available stock: 1
Price: $38.00
Art of Public Speaking 10ed
Art of Public Speaking 10ed
Title: Art of Public Speaking 10ed
Author: LUCAS STEPHEN
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Price: $129.00
RRP: $129.00
Imprint: McGraw Hill
ISBN: 9780077306298
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Price: $129.00
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
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Price: $49.00