Defining You

How to profile yourself and unlock your full potential

By: Fiona Murden

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Hardcover

ISBN: 978-1-4736-6838-6

$24.95

224 Pages

Applied Psychology/Leadership

Defining You is the shortcut to psychological profiling for professionals and business leaders, complete with tests, analysis and guidance on interpreting your results.

Have you ever wondered what a profiling session would tell you about yourself?  

Fiona Murden helps some of the most successful people in the world to understand their behavior and improve their performance. Here she guides you through the professional profiling assessment process in private, to help you discover your strengths, understand what really drives you and learn which environments will help you to excel.  

Step by step you will build your unique personal profile. Take a psychometric test, run a 360 assessment, draw up your early years timeline and enjoy some valuable self-reflection. Fiona then expertly - and sensitively - coaches you through interpreting your results and taking your next steps to fulfill your potential.

Our behavior is at the core of what we do. This is your ultimate self-awareness toolkit to help you understand both your own and other's behavior and to positively influence it. Along the way you may even start to sleep better, think more clearly and have good moods more often.

Defining You opens a window into the elite process of psychological profiling and presents a clear path to improving your effectiveness with immediate actions and tangible tips.

Understanding Arabs, 6E

A Contemporary Guide to Arab Society

By: Margaret K. Nydell

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Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-4736-6997-0

$26.95

352 Pages

Travel/Customs and Traditions/Middle East

A counter-point to prevailing assumptions about Arab culture, the 6th edition of  this seminal work is a timely, lucid, and engaging guide to the values and cultures of the Arab world.

For nearly three decades, diplomats, students, business people and governments have relied on Dr. Margaret Nydell's seminal work as the essential guide to comprehending an immensely varied culture.  Covering all aspects of Arab life, from religion and society to social norms and communication styles, this all-encompassing guide reveals what the often misunderstood Arab culture is really like.  Each chapter, including the examples, all statistics and charts, and each country overview has been extensively updated to reflect current events.  This candid and readable guide for non-specialists promotes understanding between modern-day Arabs and Westerners without pushing a political agenda. It beautifully captures the contrasts and characteristics of a great, largely misunderstood civilization and brings them vividly to life.

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Where the Wild Winds Are

Walking Europe's Winds from the Pennines to Provence

By: NIck Hunt

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Hardcover

ISBN: 978-1-85788-656-6

$25.95

272 Pages

Travel/Europe

The personalities of the winds affect everything from landscape and climate to the history, architecture, mythology and psychology of the cultures through which they blow. The author set out on a quest to meet them.

Nick Hunt sets off on an unlikely quest: to follow four of Europe's winds across the continent. 

 His wind-walks begin on Cross Fell, the highest point of the Pennines, as he chases the roaring Helm-the only named wind in Britain. In southern Europe he follows the Bora- a bitter northerly that blows from Trieste through Slovenia and down the Croatian coast. His hunt for the 'snow-eating' Foehn becomes a meandering journey of exhilaration and despair through the Alpine valleys of Switzerland, and his final walk traces an ancient pilgrims' path in the south of France on the trail of the Mistral - the 'wind of madness' which animated and tormented Vincent Van Gogh.

 These are journeys into wild wind, but also into wild landscapes and the people who inhabit them - a cast of meteorologists, storm chasers, mountain men, eccentric wind enthusiasts, sailors and shepherds. Soon Nick finds himself borne along by the very forces he is pursuing, through rain, blizzards, howling gales, and back through time itself. For, where the wild winds are, there are also myths and legends, history and hearsay, science and superstition - and occasionally remote mountain cabins packed with pickles, cured meats and homemade alcohol.

 Where the Wild Winds Are is a beautiful, unconventional travelogue that makes the invisible visible.

How to Be Human

Consciousness, Language and 48 More Things that Make You You

By: Jeremy Webb, New Scientist

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Hardcover

ISBN: 978-1-4736-5870-7

$35.00

272 Pages

Science

Everything you need to know about being humanan eye-opening, full-color exploration of the true nature of human nature.

If you thought you knew who you were, THINK AGAIN.

Did you know that half your DNA isn't human? That somebody, somewhere has exactly the same face? Or that most of your memories are fiction?

What about the fact that you are as hairy as a chimpanzee, various parts of your body don't belong to you, or that you can read other people's minds? Do you really know why you blush, yawn and cry? Why 90 per cent of laughter has nothing to do with humour? Or what will happen to your mind after you die? 

You belong to a unique, fascinating and often misunderstood species. How to be Human is your guide to making the most of it.

Why Travel Matters

A guide to the life-changing effects of Travel

By: Craig Storti

Winner of the Peace Corps Writers Award for the Best Travel Book 2019 (Morocco)

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Hardcover

ISBN: 978-1-4736-7028-0

$24.95

202 Pages

Travel/General & Social Science/Cultural

There is currently no book that explores the travel experience in such depth, makes such a strong case for travel (in an era of travel bans), or offers a detailed guide for how to travel so the experience is truly life-changing for the traveler.

Why Travel Matters explores the profound life lessons that await anyone who wishes to learn what travel has to teach. With engaging prose, delightful wit and a distinctive style, the author infuses his own experiences traveling the world for 30+ years with quotations, insights, reflections and commentary from famous travelers, great travel writers, historians and literary masters. Craig Storti's vast knowledge of the literature makes him an expert curator of astute gems from the likes of: Somerset Maugham, George Orwell, Paul Bowles, Alexander Pope, Ming-Liao-Tzu, Paul Theroux, Freya Stark, Paul Fussell and more.

AMBITION REDEFINED

Why the Corner Office Doesn't Work for Every Woman & What to Do Instead

By:  Kathryn Sollmann 

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Hardcover

ISBN: 978-1-4736-7909-2

$24.95

272 Pages

Careers/ Women in Business/ Feminism

When we redefine ambition, we acknowledge that challenging, lucrative work can be found in many flexible ways that favor personal satisfaction over public applause.

Ambition Redefined is a timely alternative to current women's business books that define professional ambition and success as climbing the corporate ladder.  In fact, this is not a path that all women want or should feel pressured to follow. Sollmann's focus is on the more critical and widespread workplace issue for everyday women--to always work in a way that fits their lives alongside their two major caregiving roles: for children and aging parents. 

Sollmann debunks common assumptions such as:

It's Not "Worth It" Unless the Salary is High.  Women forfeit up to 4X their salaries every year out of the workforce to care for children and/or elderly parents--and it does not take a six-figure salary to achieve long-term financial security. 


Finding Flexible Work in Impossible. Sollmann shines a bright light on the ever-widening world of flexwork--where women can find many interesting and exciting ways to tuck all generations of their families into a future that is financially secure and safe. The book includes realistic, practical tools for preparing for and finding flexible work within a current job or a new opportunity.

It Won't Happen to Me. Divorce, death of a spouse, or unexpected financial support for aging parents are some of the life "you never knows" that all women could experience. Divorce, death of a spouse, caring for aging parents or adult children are some of the life "you never knows" that all women could experience. Sollmann encourages women to anticipate and buffer life surprises and she shows the profound impact of continual earning, saving, and investing toward a long and comfortable retirement. 

Work Ends at Age 65. Women who leave the workforce and want to return in their forties, fifties or sixties will be in good company as the ranks of older workers rise. Over the next two decades, adults age 50 and over will have greater rates of workforce participation into their sixth and seventh decades.

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The Expertise Economy

How the smartest companies use learning to engage, compete, and succeed

By:  Kelly Palmer & David Blake 

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Hardcover

ISBN: 978-1-4736-7700-5

$29.95

256 Pages

Human Resources & Personnel Management/ Training

 

Drawing on the science of how we learn, The Expertise Economy shows companies big and small how to transform their employees into experts and ultimately their biggest competitive advantage.

The workplace is going through a large-scale transition with digitization, automation, and acceleration. Critical skills and expertise are imperative for companies and their employees to succeed in the future, and the most forward-thinking companies are being proactive in adapting to the shift in the workforce.  Kelly Palmer, Silicon Valley thought-leader from LinkedIn, Degreed, and Yahoo, and David Blake, co-founder of Ed-tech pioneer Degreed, share their experiences and describe how some of the smartest companies in the world are making learning and expertise a major competitive advantage.

The authors provide the latest scientific research on how people really learn and concrete examples from companies in both Silicon Valley and worldwide who are driving the conversation about how to create experts and align learning innovation with business strategy.  It includes interviews with people from top companies like Google, LinkedIn, Airbnb, Unilever, NASA, Booz Allen Hamilton, and MasterCard; thought leaders in learning and education like Sal Khan and Todd Rose; as well as Thinkers50 list-makers Clayton Christensen, Daniel Pink, and Whitney Johnson. 

The Expertise Economy dares you to let go of outdated and traditional ways of closing the skills gap, and challenges CEOs and business leaders to embrace the urgency of re-skilling and upskilling the workforce.

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The RHine

Following Europe's Greatest River from Amsterdam to the Alps

By:  Ben COates

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Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-4736-6217-9

$19.95

288 Pages

Travel/Special Interest/Adventure

Ben Coates, author of the bestselling Why the Dutch are Different, cycles the Rhine river from source to mouth,discovering the mark it makes on Europe.

The Rhine is one of the world's greatest rivers. Once forming the outer frontier of the Roman Empire, it flows 800 miles from the social democratic playground of the Netherlands, through the industrial and political powerhouses of Germany and France, to the wealthy mountain fortresses of Switzerland and Liechtenstein. 

For five years, Ben Coates lived alongside a major channel of the river in Rotterdam, crossing it daily, swimming and sailing in its tributaries. In The Rhine, he sets out by bicycle from the Netherlands where it enters the North Sea, following it through Germany, France and Liechtenstein, to where its source in the icy Alps. He explores the impact that the Rhine has had on European culture and history and finds out how influences have flowed along and across the river, shaping the people who live alongside it. 

Blending travelogue and offbeat history, The Rhine tells the fascinating story of how a great river helped shape a continent.

Epic Continent

Adventures in the Great Stories that Made Europe

By:  Nicholas Jubber

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Hardcover

ISBN: 978-1-5293-7434-6

$29.95

352 Pages

Travel/Literary

'The prose is colourful and vigorous ... Jubber's journeying has indeed been epic, in scale and in ambition. In this thoughtful travelogue he has woven together colourful ancient and modern threads into a European tapestry that combines the sombre and the sparkling' Spectator
'A genuine epic' Wanderlust

Award-winning travel writer Nicholas Jubber journeys across Europe exploring Europe's epic poems, from the Odyssey to Beowulf, the Song of Roland to theNibelungenlied, and their impact on European identity in these turbulent times.

These are the stories that made Europe.

Journeying from Turkey to Iceland, award-winning travel writer Nicholas Jubber takes us on a fascinating adventure through our continent's most enduring epic poems to learn how they were shaped by their times, and how they have since shaped us.

The great European epics were all inspired by moments of seismic change: The Odyssey tells of the aftermath of the Trojan War, the primal conflict from which much of European civilisation was spawned. The Song of the Nibelungen tracks the collapse of a Germanic kingdom on the edge of the Roman Empire. Both the French Song of Roland and the Serbian Kosovo Cycle emerged from devastating conflicts between Christian and Muslim powers. Beowulf, the only surviving Old English epic, and the great Icelandic Saga of Burnt Njal, respond to times of great religious struggle - the shift from paganism to Christianity. These stories have stirred passions ever since they were composed, motivating armies and revolutionaries, and they continue to do so today.

Reaching back into the ancient and medieval eras in which these defining works were produced, and investigating their continuing influence today, Epic Continent explores how matters of honour, fundamentalism, fate, nationhood, sex, class and politics have preoccupied the people of Europe across the millennia. In these tales soaked in blood and fire, Nicholas Jubber discovers how the world of gods and emperors, dragons and water-maidens, knights and princesses made our own: their deep impact on European identity, and their resonance in our turbulent times.

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Will We Ever Speak Dolphin?

And 130 Other Science QUESTIONS Answered

By:  New Scientist

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Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-5293-0935-5

$14.95

240 Pages

General Science

Another classic bestseller from the million-selling New Scientist series.

Ever wondered . . . 

  • what is earwax for?

  • when is the moon blue?

  • why are there only two sexes?

  • do doctors live longer?

Informative, hilarious, sometimes unsettling and always unexpected, the questions and answers from New Scientist readers in the magazine's popular 'Last Word' column are endlessly fascinating. Will We Ever Speak Dolphin? brings the best of the bunch together in another witty, weird and wise compendium that's irresistible for 'Last Word' fans and new readers alike.

If you've ever wanted to know why you can't hear shouting underwater,whether ants get scared of humans towering over them, how butterflies know where they're heading, or whether there really is a difference between martinis shaken or stirredNew Scientist has all the weird and witty answers. 

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The Art of Quiet Influence

Timeless Wisdom for Leading without Authority

By:  Jocelyn Davis

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Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-4736-8764-6

$22.95

256 Pages

Business/Motivational

Drawing on the enduring wisdom of the Buddha, Confucius, Rumi, Gandhi and others, The Art of Quiet Influence shows anyone, not just bosses, how to use influence, a key mindfulness principle, to get things done at work.  Through the classic wisdom of 12 Eastern sages (especially the Buddha), relevant insights from influence research, and anecdotes and advice from 25 contemporary experts, Davis lays out a path for becoming a "mainspring," the unobtrusive yet powerful influencer first introduced in her book The Greats on Leadership.   

Organized around three core influence practices: Invite ParticipationShare Power, and Aid Progress, readers will learn how to take mindfulness practice "out of the gym and onto the field," while gaining the confidence and practical know-how to be influential in whatever role they occupy.

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how to Get to Great Ideas

A System for Smart, Extraordinary Thinking

By:  Dave Birss

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Hardcover

ISBN: 978-1-4736-9214-5

$19.95

240 Pages

Business/Leadership

A tangible approach to building the intangible skill of creativity, offering a simple new theory about how to have original and valuable ideas.

The highly practical lessons in How to Get to Great Ideas are based on neuroscience,psychology, and behavioral economics. Written by the former Creative Director of OgilvyOne, Dave Birss, this book offers a brilliant new system for conceiving original and valuable ideas. It looks at how to frame the problem,how to push your thinking,how to sell the idea and build support for it and how to inspire others to have great ideas. It proves that any organization - and any department within an organization - can become a fertile environment for ideas.

Combining a practical research-based system with fascinating insights and inspiring and humorous writing, the book is also accompanied by the problem solving system “Right Thinking”. This is a tool which shows organizations a more effective way to generate more effective ideas and is based on the thinking in the book. This is available online and in person from the author.

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Money

Learn How to MAke More MOney and Transform Your Life

By:  Rob MOore

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Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-4736-9597-9

$14.99

416 Pages

Business/Economics

Do you want to get to the stage - soon - where you are truly financially independent, able to use your money in the way you'd like, and be completely confident in your ability to take care of yourself and your family? 

That is a universal desire, but many of us regard wealth and financial independence as a goal which we'll likely never achieve - there are just too many bills that need paying and there is a widespread belief that the money game is rigged. Even people who win the lottery or inherit money often seem to wind up losing it. The evidence suggests you can't win a game that you don't understand - even if you start out winning - because you never understood the game in the first place.

So how can you win with money? How can you create independent wealth and hold on to it? This inspiring book by self-made multi-millionaire Rob Moore explains the rules of the game, shares simple tricks for managing money better,details how to create a plan for an ambitious future, and shows you the very best way to become a millionaire - to think and behave like one! 

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Business Communication Pocket Guides

By:  Ellen JOvin and Brandt Johnson

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Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-5293-0346-9

$12.95 | 200 Pages

Business/Writing

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Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-5293-0344-5

$12.95 | 200 Pages

Business/Communication

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Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-5293-0345-2

$12.95 | 200 Pages

Business/Writing

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These are compact, affordable guides are meant to help readers with the most common business and workplace issues: presentation skills, writing, and grammar for the workplace. Affordable, small, and portable, these pocket guides offer guidance to professionals in an immediately practical way.

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Your Brain, Explained

What Neuroscience Reveals About Your Brain and its Quirks

By:  Marc Dingman, Phd.

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Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-4736-9655-6

$22.95

256 Pages

Science/Reference

Your Brain, Explained is a personal tour around your gray matter. Neuroscientist Marc Dingman gives you a crash course in how your brain works and explains the latest research on the brain functions that affect you on a daily basis.

You'll also discover what happens when the brain doesn't work the way it should, causing problems such as insomnia, ADHD, depression, or addiction. You'll learn how neuroscience is working to fix these problems, and how you can build up your defenses against the most common faults of the mind.

Along the way you'll find out:

· Why brain training games don't prevent dementia

· What it's like to remember every day of your life as if it were yesterday

· Which popular psychiatric drug was created from German rocket fuel

· How you might unknowingly be sabotaging your sleep

Drawing on the author's popular YouTube series, 2-minute Neuroscience, this is a friendly, engaging introduction to the human brain and its quirks from the perspective of a neuroscientist--using real-life examples and the author's own eye-opening illustrations. Your brain is yours to discover!

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100 Things Millionaires do

little lessons in creating wealth

By:  Dr. tim cantopher

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Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-5293-5323-5

$16.95

224 Pages

Business/Leadership

Following the success of the international bestseller, 100 THINGS SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE DO, Nigel Cumberland turns his attention to wealth.

100 THINGS MILLIONAIRES DO distills all the wisdom and knowledge of a lifetime of starting and selling businesses and coaching hundreds of wealthy leaders into 100 short chapters of advice on building and retaining sustainable wealth.

This is not a get rich quick book. Instead, Nigel explores the habits, tools, techniques and mentality of self-made millionaires and shows you how to begin your own journey to a wealthy future. Mixing simple instructions with activities to get you started, you will find mindsets, habits, and techniques here that will help you get the results you want.

100 THINGS MILLIONAIRES DO is packed with great ideas for creating long-term wealth and success for yourself and those you care about. You will discover the habits that are common to wealthy people and find out how to use them in your own life.

Every chapter features a new idea that will help you get closer to your goals. Mixing simple descriptions with activities and exercises, you will learn the optimal mindset and habits you need to succeed.

Praise for 100 THINGS SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE DO
'Inside these pages you'll find a powerful reminder of the many ways you can make your life - and other people's lives - more successful. It will help you identify what success means to you and give you the building blocks for making that success a reality. This is your chance to overcome whatever obstacles are stopping you. Read it, act on it and experience the difference' Marshall Goldsmith Ph.D., bestselling author of TRIGGERS