Stop Being Reasonable by Eleanor Gordon-Smith

Stop Being Reasonable by Eleanor Gordon-Smith
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Overview: What if you’re not who you think you are? What if you don’t really know the people closest to you? And what if your most deeply-held beliefs turn out to be.wrong? In Stop Being Reasonable, philosopher Eleanor Gordon-Smith tells gripping true stories that show the limits of human reason. Susie realises her husband harbours a terrible secret, Dylan leaves the cult he’s been raised in since birth, after impersonating someone else for a month on reality TV, Alex discovers he can no longer return to his former identity, all of them radically altering their beliefs about the things that matter most.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Start With Story by Lyn Graft

Start With Story: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Using Story to Grow Your Business by Lyn Graft
Requirements: EPUB Reader 1.46 MB
Overview: Your founder’s story is key to fueling your company’s success. It is a powerful asset in everything from raising capital to driving sales to securing press to attracting talent. Countless entrepreneurs have achieved business success by crafting a great story, and you can too.
Start with Story is the definitive guidebook for first-time entrepreneurs to create the best story for their business. Inside, Lyn Graft demonstrates the power of this medium by examining the successes of companies like Starbucks, Dropbox, Spanx, TOMS, and many more who built incredible brands from scratch. Using his own storytelling framework, Graft leads you through a five-step process to construct the best narrative to showcase your business.
You already have the best asset that sets your business apart. It’s time to create your story.
Genre: Non-Fiction – General

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Stand Out Networking by Dorie Clark

Stand Out Networking: A Simple and Authentic Way to Meet People on Your Own Terms by Dorie Clark
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.6 MB
Overview: Few professional activities are as nerve-wracking as networking. There’s the paralyzing prospect of entering a room full of strangers. The awkward introductions and stilted small talk. The concern that "networking" means you have to exploit others for personal gain – or might appear that way. It’s no wonder so many talented professionals eschew networking altogether. Unfortunately, that means they’re limiting their chances of making the kind of great personal and professional connections that can expand their worldview, enrich their lives, and – yes – even lead to new business opportunities.

That’s why it’s time to reclaim networking. It doesn’t have to be the province of users and takers; instead, as Forbes and Harvard Business Review contributor Dorie Clark makes clear in this short and actionable guide, networking done right is nothing like the stereotype. It’s not about making shallow, insincere connections and filling your wallet with business cards. Instead, the real goal is to turn brief encounters into mutually-beneficial and lasting friendships-in both your personal and professional life.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Sound Works by Holger Schulze

Sound Works : A Cultural Theory of Sound Design by Holger Schulze
Requirements: .PDF reader, 4.73 MB
Overview: What is sound design? What is its function in the early 21st century and into the future?

Sound Works examines these questions in four parts: Part 1, ‘Why This Sound?’, presents an overview of the modern history of sound design. Part 2 is highly visual and provides a glance onto a sound designer’s workbench and the current state of ‘Sonic Labor.’ Part 3 uses cultural analysis to explore our contemporary ‘Living with Sounds.’ The final and fourth part then proposes a series of anthropological and political interpretations of how “Sound Works” today.

This book is not a manual on sound design; it instead argues for a cultural theory of sound design for sound designers and sound artists, for clients who commission a sound design and for researchers in the fields of sound studies, design research, and cultural studies.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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So Rich, So Poor by Peter Edelman

So Rich, So Poor: Why It’s So Hard to End Poverty in America by Peter Edelman
Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 1.22 MB
Overview: If the nation’s gross national income-over $14 trillion-were divided evenly across the entire U.S. population, every household could call itself middle class.

Yet the income-level disparity in this country is now wider than at any point since the Great Depression. In 2010 the average salary for CEOs on the S&P 500 was over $1 million-climbing to over $11 million when all forms of compensation are accounted for-while the current median household income for African Americans is just over $32,000. How can some be so rich, while others are so poor?

In this provocative book, Peter Edelman, a former top aide to Senator Robert F. Kennedy and a lifelong antipoverty advocate, offers an informed analysis of how this country can be so wealthy yet have a steadily growing number of unemployed and working poor. According to Edelman, we have taken important positive steps without which 25 to 30 million more people would be poor, but poverty fluctuates with the business cycle. The structure of today’s economy has stultified wage growth for half of America’s workers-with even worse results at the bottom and for people of color-while bestowing billions on those at the top.
So Rich, So Poor delves into what is happening to the people behind the statistics and takes a particular look at the continuing crisis of young people of color, whose possibility of a productive life too often is lost on their way to adulthood.

This is crucial reading for anyone who wants to understand the most critical American dilemma of the twenty-first century.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General > Business & Economics > Social Issues

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Scaling Your Startup by Peter S. Cohan

Scaling Your Startup: Mastering the Four Stages from Idea to $10 Billion by Peter S. Cohan
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 296 KB
Overview: Know how your company can accelerate growth by not only tapping into new growth vectors, but also by adapting its organization, culture, and processes.
To oversee growth from an idea to a company with billions in revenue, CEOs must reinvent many aspects of their company in anticipation of it reaching ever-higher revenues. Author Peter Cohan takes you through the four stages of scaling: winning the first customers, building a scalable business model, sprinting to liquidity, and running the marathon.

What You’ll Learn
Discover how founders keep their CEO positions by managing the organizational change needed to reach the next stage of scalingRead case studies that illustrate how CEOs craft growth strategies, raise capital, create culture, build their organizations, set goals, and manage processes to achieve themDiscover principles of successful scaling through comparisons of successful and less successful companies Use the Scaling Quotient to assess your startup’s readiness to growFollow a road map for turning your idea into a company that can change the world
Who This Book Is For
Entrepreneurs, aspiring CEOs, capital providers, and all other key stakeholders
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Retail Disruptors by Jan-Benedict Steenkamp

Retail Disruptors: The Spectacular Rise and Impact of the Hard Discounters by Jan-Benedict Steenkamp
Requirements: .PDF reader, 2.1 MB
Overview: US. Retail Disruptors explores the very real threat that hard discounters pose to traditional retailers and brand manufacturers.

Retail Disruptors is the first book that explores this upheaval, providing expert insight into the business models of the leading hard discounters, and what mainstream retailers and brand manufacturers can do to remain competitive in the face of disruption. Meticulously researched by two of the leading authorities in retail strategy, private labels, branding, and hard discounting, Retail Disruptors is essential reading for all brand manufacturers and retailers who want to retain the competitive edge.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Resource Revolution by Stefan Heck, Matt Rogers

Resource Revolution: How to Capture the Biggest Business Opportunity in a Century by Stefan Heck, Matt Rogers
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 6.7 Mb
Overview: What do shale gas, Elon Musk’s Tesla, and the global apparel chain Zara share in common? In Resource Revolution, management experts Stefan Heck and Matt Rogers describe how each in its own way exemplifies a resource revolution-a use of natural resources so effective it defies conventional wisdom and enables breakthrough performance where others see only limits and shortcomings.
Resource Revolution shows how to take what is being seen as a worldwide crisis and turn it into the biggest business opportunity of the past one hundred years. The rapid urbanization of a new 2.5-billion-person middle class in Asia will create an unprecedented demand for oil, steel, land, food, water, cement, and other commodities over the next two decades. Heck and Rogers explore the ways in which innovators, including startups and global leaders from Cree to GE, have answered the challenge with practical steps to guide managers everywhere.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Race Manners by Bruce A. Jacobs

Race Manners: Navigating the Minefield Between Black and White Americans by Bruce A. Jacobs
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 285 KB
Overview: On a plane, a black passenger nervously scrutinizes an Arab-American passenger. In front of a store, a white woman clutches her purse as a black man walks by. In conversation, the topic of race comes up and both people wonder what they are willing to say-and what they are not. Each scenario reveals that how we act and react to each other on a daily basis stems from racial assumptions, biases, and misunderstandings. Some we acknowledge, others we overlook.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Paul Bowles on Music by Paul Bowles,+

Paul Bowles on Music: Includes the last interview with Paul Bowles by Paul Bowles, Timothy Mangan, Irene Herrmann
Requirements: .PDF reader, 1.9 Mb
Overview: "It’s an easy enough job if one has something to say," Paul Bowles remarked in a letter to his mother about his first foray into music criticism. And Paul Bowles, indeed, had plenty to say about music. Though known chiefly as a writer of novels and stories, Paul Bowles (1910-99) thought of himself first and foremost as a composer. Drawing together the work he did at the intersection of his two passions and professions, writing and music, this volume collects the music criticism Bowles published between 1935 and 1946 as well as an interview conducted by Irene Herrmann shortly before his death.

An intimate of Aaron Copland and protégé of Virgil Thomson, Bowles was a musical sophisticate acquainted with an enormous range of music. His criticism collected here brilliantly illuminates not only the whole range of modernist composition but also film music, jazz, Mexican and Moroccan music, and many other genres. As a reviewer he reports on established artists and young hopefuls, symphonic concerts indoors and out, and important premieres of works by Copland, Thomson, Cage, Shostakovich, and Stravinsky, among others. Written with the austere grace of his better-known literary works, Bowles’s criticism enhances our picture of an important era in American music history as well as our sense of his accomplishments and extraordinary contribution to twentieth-century culture.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Paul Bowles on Music by Paul Bowles, Timothy Mangan +

Paul Bowles on Music: Includes the last interview with Paul Bowles by Paul Bowles, Timothy Mangan, Irene Herrmann
Requirements: .PDF reader, 1.9 Mb
Overview: "It’s an easy enough job if one has something to say," Paul Bowles remarked in a letter to his mother about his first foray into music criticism. And Paul Bowles, indeed, had plenty to say about music. Though known chiefly as a writer of novels and stories, Paul Bowles (1910-99) thought of himself first and foremost as a composer. Drawing together the work he did at the intersection of his two passions and professions, writing and music, this volume collects the music criticism Bowles published between 1935 and 1946 as well as an interview conducted by Irene Herrmann shortly before his death.

An intimate of Aaron Copland and protégé of Virgil Thomson, Bowles was a musical sophisticate acquainted with an enormous range of music. His criticism collected here brilliantly illuminates not only the whole range of modernist composition but also film music, jazz, Mexican and Moroccan music, and many other genres. As a reviewer he reports on established artists and young hopefuls, symphonic concerts indoors and out, and important premieres of works by Copland, Thomson, Cage, Shostakovich, and Stravinsky, among others. Written with the austere grace of his better-known literary works, Bowles’s criticism enhances our picture of an important era in American music history as well as our sense of his accomplishments and extraordinary contribution to twentieth-century culture.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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One Magic Square: Grow Your Own Food on One Square Metre


One Magic Square: Grow Your Own Food on One Square Metre
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