The Ten Faces of Innovation : Strategies for Heightening Creativityby: Tom Kelley
A brilliant guide to fostering creativity and business innovation, The Ten Faces of Innovation shows how any individual can become an experienced architect, storyteller, caregiver or cross-pollinator…just four of the ten characters that can be adopted in different situations to create a broader range of solutions to business problems. At the start of the creative process you might be the ‘anthropologist’, going into the field to see how customers use and respond to products; later you might be the ‘hurdler’, who overcomes obstacles on the way to the finished product. The book explains with examples from business how adopting these characters can beat nay-sayers who stifle innovation.
- Total Competition : Lessons in Strategy from Formula One by: Ross Brawn £8.69Add to basket
Total Competition is the most compelling, comprehensive and revealing insight into what it takes to get to the top in Formula One that has ever been published. Across four decades, Ross Brawn was one of the most innovative and successful technical directors and then team principals in Formula One. Leading Benetton, Ferrari, Honda, Brawn and Mercedes, he worked with drivers such as Michael Schumacher, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton to make them world champions. In 2017, he was appointed F1’s managing director, motor sports, by the sport’s new owners Liberty Media. Now, in this fascinating book written with Adam Parr (who was CEO and then chairman of Williams for five years), he looks back over his career and methods to assess how he did it, and where occasionally he got things wrong. Total Competition is a definitive portrait of modern motorsport. In the book, Brawn and Parr explore the unique pressures of Formula One, their battles with Bernie Ecclestone, and the cut-throat world they inhabited, where coming second is never good enough. This book will appeal not only to the millions of Formula One fans who want to understand how Brawn operates, it will also provide many lessons in how to achieve your own business goals. ‘A must-have insight into the awe-inspiring career of a true motor racing great’ Daily Express
- Influence : Science and Practice by: Robert B. Cialdini £19.73Add to basket
Influence: Science and Practiceis an examination of the psychology of compliance (i.e. uncovering which factors cause a person to say “yes” to another’s request). Written in a narrative style combined with scholarly research, Cialdini combines evidence from experimental work with the techniques and strategies he gathered while working as a salesperson, fundraiser, advertiser, and in other positions inside organizations that commonly use compliance tactics to get us to say “yes.” Widely used in classes, as well as sold to people operating successfully in the business world, the eagerly awaited revision of Influence reminds the reader of the power of persuasion. Cialdini organizes compliance techniques into six categories based on psychological principles that direct human behavior: reciprocation, consistency, social proof, liking, authority, and scarcity.
- Fear : Our Ultimate Challenge by: Sir Ranulph Fiennes £5.23Add to basket
Explorer and adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes explores the concept of fear, and shows us through his own experiences how we can push our boundaries in everyday life. Sir Ranulph Fiennes has climbed the Eiger and Mount Everest. He’s crossed both Poles on foot. He’s been a member of the SAS and fought a bloody guerrilla war in Oman. And yet he confesses that his fear of heights is so great that he’d rather send his wife up a ladder to clean the gutters than do it himself. In FEAR, the world’s greatest explorer delves into his own experiences to try and explain what fear is, how it happens and how he’s overcome it so successfully. He examines key moments from history where fear played an important part in the outcome of a great event. He shows us how the brain perceives fear, how that manifests itself in us, and how we can transform our perceptions. With an enthralling combination of story-telling, research and personal accounts of his own struggles to overcome fear, Sir Ranulph Fiennes sheds new light on one of humanity’s strongest emotions.
- Paint By Sticker Kids: Zoo Animals : Create 10 Pictures One Sticker at a Time! by: Workman Publishing £6.45Add to basket
More over, colouring books! Paint by Sticker Kids is back with a second book of amazing art for kids to make, one sticker at a time. Paint by Sticker Kids: Zoo Animals includes everything you need to create 10 bright, playful, full colour illustrations of 200 animals – illustrated templates printed on perforated card stock, and 10 pages of stickers to fill in and create the artwork. The fun, vibrant images are rendered in “low-poly”, a computer graphics style using geometric polygon shapes to create a 3-D effect. As in paint by number, each template is divided into hundreds of spaces, each with a number that corresponds to a particular sticker. Find the sticker, peel it, and place it in the right space. Add the next, and the next, and the next, and voila! Animals include koala, frog, elephant, red panda, puffin, peacock, snake, giraffe, tiger and gorilla. Kids will love watching these pictures come to life. Plus each is suitable for framing or the fridge.
- Starting Out in Shares the ASX Way : The ASX Way by: Asx (the Australian Securities Exchange) £12.99Add to basket
An introduction to share investingÂ and whether it’s right for you The ASX investor education team has been providing the essentials about share investing for over 30 years. The latest edition of Starting Out in Shares the ASX Way is your one-stop resource to understanding what shares areÂ and how to buy and sell them. Inside, you’ll have the pros and cons of shares over other investments explained. Many people don’t know how the sharemarket actually worksÂ the ASX team takes you through this. In easy to understand language, they will cover the process of investing including: effective ways to manage a portfolio, tried-and-tested stock selection methods, how to set yourself up for share investment, how to analyse shares and their prices and much more. If you want to explore the opportunities of share investing, you’ve come to the right place. Serves as a resource for those looking for more information before getting started in the sharemarket Fully updated with the latest information for 2015 A glossary of ASX sharemarket terms is provided at the back of the book If you’re a would-be or beginner investor looking for trusted information on how to begin buying and selling shares on the Australian market, Starting Out in Shares the ASX Way will give you the confidence and knowledge you need to succeed.