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              Think Like a Rocket Scientist: Simple Strategies You Can Use to Make Giant Leaps in Work and Life
                

              Think Like a Rocket Scientist: Simple Strategies You Can Use to Make Giant Leaps in Work and Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Varol, Ozan

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                14 Sep 21

              * One of Inc.com's 6 Books You Need to Read in 2020 (According to Bill Gates, Satya Nadella, and Adam Grant) * Adam Grant's # 1 pick of his top 20 books of 2020* One of 6 Groundbreaking Books of Spring 2020 (according to Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Dan Pink, and Adam Grant). A ...former rocket scientist reveals the habits, ideas, and strategies that will empower you to turn the seemingly impossible into the possible. Rocket science is often celebrated as the ultimate triumph of technology. But it's not. Rather, it's the apex of a certain thought process -- a way to imagine the unimaginable and solve the unsolvable. It's the same thought process that enabled Neil Armstrong to take his giant leap for mankind, that allows spacecraft to travel millions of miles through outer space and land on a precise spot, and that brings us closer to colonizing other planets. Fortunately, you don't have to be a rocket scientist to think like one. In this accessible and practical book, Ozan Varol reveals nine simple strategies from rocket science that you can use to make your own giant leaps in work and life -- whether it's landing your dream job, accelerating your business, learning a new skill, or creating the next breakthrough product. Today, thinking like a rocket scientist is a necessity. We all encounter complex and unfamiliar problems in our lives. Those who can tackle these problems -- without clear guidelines and with the clock ticking -- enjoy an extraordinary advantage. Think Like a Rocket Scientist will inspire you to take your own moonshot and enable you to achieve liftoff.
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              ISBN 9781541762602
              Released NZ 14 Sep 2021
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              Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World
               

              Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Spinney, Laura

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              In 1918, the Italian-Americans of New York, the Yupik of Alaska and the Persians of Mashed had almost nothing in common except for a virus--one that triggered the worst pandemic of modern times and had a decisive effect on the history of the twentieth century. The Spanish flu of ...1918-1920 was one of the greatest human disasters of all time. It infected a third of the people on Earth--from the poorest immigrants of New York City to the king of Spain, Franz Kafka, Mahatma Gandhi and Woodrow Wilson. But despite a death toll of between 50 and 100 million people, it exists in our memory as an afterthought to World War I. In this gripping narrative history, Laura Spinney traces the overlooked pandemic to reveal how the virus travelled across the globe, exposing mankind's vulnerability and putting our ingenuity to the test. As socially significant as both world wars, the Spanish flu dramatically disrupted--and often permanently altered--global politics, race relations and family structures, while spurring innovation in medicine, religion and the arts. It was partly responsible, Spinney argues, for pushing India to independence, South Africa to apartheid and Switzerland to the brink of civil war. It also created the true lost generation. Drawing on the latest research in history, virology, epidemiology, psychology and economics, Pale Rider masterfully recounts the little-known catastrophe that forever changed humanity.
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              ISBN 9781541736122
              Released NZ 18 Sep 2018
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              The Good News about Bad Behavior: Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever -- And What to Do about It
               

              The Good News about Bad Behavior: Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever -- And What to Do about It (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lewis, Katherine Reynolds

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              The current model of parental discipline is as outdated as a rotary phone. Why don't our kids do what we want them to do? Parents often take the blame for misbehavior, but this obscures a broader trend: in our modern, highly connected age, children have less self-control than eve...r. About half of the current generation of children will develop a mood or behavioral disorder or a substance addiction by age eighteen. Contemporary kids need to learn independence and responsibility, yet our old ideas of punishments and rewards are preventing this from happening. To stem this growing crisis of self-regulation, journalist and parenting expert Katherine Reynolds Lewis articulates what she calls The Apprenticeship Model, a new theory of discipline that centers on learning the art of self-control. Blending new scientific research and powerful individual stories of change, Lewis shows that, if we trust our children to face consequences, they will learn to adapt and moderate their own behavior. She watches as chaotic homes become peaceful, bewildered teachers see progress, and her own family grows and evolves in light of these new ideas. You'll recognize your own family in Lewis's sensitive, realistic stories, and you'll find a path to making everyone in your home more capable, kinder, and happier--including yourself.
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              ISBN 9781541774063
              Released NZ 9 Apr 2019
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              Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire
               

              Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Henderson, Rebecca

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              A renowned Harvard professor debunks prevailing orthodoxy with a new intellectual foundation and a practical pathway forward for a system that has lost its moral and ethical foundation. Free market capitalism is one of humanity's greatest inventions and the greatest source of pro...sperity the world has ever seen. But this success has been costly. Capitalism is on the verge of destroying the planet and destabilizing society as wealth rushes to the top. The time for action is running short. Rebecca Henderson's rigorous research in economics, psychology, and organizational behavior, as well as her many years of work with companies around the world, give us a path forward. She debunks the worldview that the only purpose of business is to make money and maximize shareholder value. She shows that we have failed to reimagine capitalism so that it is not only an engine of prosperity but also a system that is in harmony with environmental realities, the striving for social justice, and the demands of truly democratic institutions. Henderson's deep understanding of how change takes place, combined with fascinating in-depth stories of companies that have made the first steps towards reimagining capitalism, provide inspiring insight into what capitalism can be. Together with rich discussions of important role of government and how the worlds of finance, governance, and leadership must also evolve, Henderson provides the pragmatic foundation for navigating a world faced with unprecedented challenge, but also with extraordinary opportunity for those who can get it right.
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              ISBN 9781541730144
              Released NZ 11 May 2021
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              The Moscow Rules: The Secret CIA Tactics That Helped America Win the Cold War
               

              The Moscow Rules: The Secret CIA Tactics That Helped America Win the Cold War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Mendez, Antonio J.; Mendez, Jonna

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              From the spymaster and inspiration for the movie Argo how a group of brilliant but under-supported CIA operatives developed breakthrough spy tactics that helped turn the tide of the Cold War Antonio Mendez and his future wife Jonna were CIA operatives working to spy on Moscow in ...the late 1970s, at one of the most dangerous moments in the Cold War. Soviets kept files on all foreigners, studied their patterns, and tapped their phones. Intelligence work was effectively impossible. The Soviet threat loomed larger than ever. The Moscow Rules tells the story of the intelligence breakthroughs that turned the odds in America's favor. As experts in disguise, Antonio and Jonna were instrumental in developing a series of tactics--Hollywood-inspired identity swaps, ingenious evasion techniques, and an armory of James Bond-style gadgets--that allowed CIA officers to outmaneuver the KGB. As Russia again rises in opposition to America, this remarkable story is a tribute to those who risked everything for their country, and to the ingenuity that allowed them to succeed.
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              ISBN 9781541762183
              Released NZ 19 May 2020
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              Awakening: #Metoo and the Global Fight for Women's Rights
               

              Awakening: #Metoo and the Global Fight for Women's Rights (Hardback)

              By Vogelstein, Rachel B.; Stone, Meighan

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              Bringing together political analysis and powerful storytelling from some of the most dangerous places in the world to be a woman, Awakening chronicles the remarkable global impact of the #MeToo movement. Awakening will take readers to the front lines of a networked movement that'...s fundamentally shifting how women organize for their own equality. With in-depth, original reporting, the book will tell the stories of brave women in six diverse countries who have used technology to raise their voices, capture national attention, and sow the seeds for a revolution in the role of women. In northern Nigeria, #ArewaMeToo caught fire, uniting Muslim and Christian survivors. In China, where the government brutally represses women's rights activism, the sheer number of people active in the #MeToo movement has overwhelmed government censors. In Pakistan, women leaders are drawing upon years of advocating for freedom from violence to fight digitally for legal solutions to sexual harassment and assault. In Brazil, the #MeToo movement has inspired a new generation of women to use digital organizing and political power to resist the rising tide of reactionary populism. In Egypt, #MeToo activists remain resolute even as authoritarian president Sisi alleges their campaign amounts to terrorism, slander, and fake news. And in Sweden, home to some of the most expansive gender-equality protections in the world, women are organizing online to end persistent pay inequality and underrepresentation in leadership positions. Catalyzed by the #MeToo campaign, fueled by technology, and driven by millions more women than ever before, this connected global movement has already wrought the most widespread cultural reckoning on women's rights in history-and has the power to fundamentally change the way we work, govern, negotiate, and make peace.
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              ISBN 9781541758629
              Released NZ 13 Jul 2021
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              We See It All: Liberty and Justice in an Age of Perpetual Surveillance
               

              We See It All: Liberty and Justice in an Age of Perpetual Surveillance (Hardback)

              By Fasman, Jon

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              An investigation into the legal, political, and moral issues surrounding how the police and justice system use surveillance technology, asking the question: what are citizens of a free country willing to tolerate in the name of public safety? Jon Fasman looks at how these technol...ogies help police do their jobs, and what their use means for our privacy rights and civil liberties --
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              ISBN 9781541730670
              Released NZ 26 Jan 2021
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              The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy
               

              The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Mazzucato, Mariana

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              First published in Great Britain in 2018 by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK --Title page verso.

              ISBN 9781541758247
              Released NZ 12 May 2020
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              Gunfight: My Battle Against the Industry That Radicalized America
                

              Gunfight: My Battle Against the Industry That Radicalized America (Hardback)

              By Busse, Ryan

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                19 Oct 21

              A long-time executive at one of the country's top gun manufacturers blows the whistle on his industry, and explains how it must change before we can stop gun violence in the U.S. Ryan Busse has traveled a long, circuitous path along the American gun journey. As an avid hunter, ou...tdoorsman, and conservationist-all things that the firearms industry was built on-he rose to the highest ranks of the rapidly growing, multibillion-dollar firearms industry. But rampant fear-mongering, racism, hardline conservative politics, massive profits from semi-automatic weapons sales, and McCarthyesque policing have driven Busse to do something few other gun executives have done: he's ending his 30-year career in the industry to tell its secrets. He watched the industry change from its smaller, less corporate and far-less-powerful form to the partisan, power-hungry entity it is today. He thought he could go up against the power of the industry from within, and over the years had made small inroads toward sensible gun ownership and use. But that's simply not possible anymore. This book is a whistleblower's call-out, a voice-driven tale of personal transformation, and a fast ride through wild times and colorful characters that populate a much-speculated-about, but little-known industry. It's also a story of how authoritarianism spreads in the guise of freedom, how voicing one's conscience becomes an act of treason in a culture that demands sameness and loyalty.
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              ISBN 9781541768734
              Released NZ 19 Oct 2021
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              The Agitator: William Bailey and the First American Uprising Against Nazism
               

              The Agitator: William Bailey and the First American Uprising Against Nazism (Hardback)

              By Duffy, Peter, QC

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              This story of an anti-fascist's dramatic and remarkable victory against Nazism in 1935 is an inspiration to anyone compelled to resist when signs of oppression are on the horizon --

              ISBN 9781541762312
              Released NZ 19 Mar 2019
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