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75 Things You Should Know About Working in a Call Center: A Fun Look at Life on the Phones

This book is an in-depth look at what it is like to work on the phones in a call center. Fun, revealing and at times, shocking. Marsha tells it like it is to work 8 hours a day with headsets glued to your head.

Unscripted Extras

Read these short extracts from Alan Sugar's Unscripted: My Ten Years in Telly and remind yourself why you tune in to watch him on TV. His witty put-downs, laser-beam glare and no-nonsense approach have won him legions of fans on the BBC's award-winning show The Apprentice. But how has the East End boy turned multi-millionaire - a man famously allergic to wafflers - coped for ten years in the arty-farty world of television? Of course he did it his way, as he reveals in the extracts featured in Unscripted Extras. He describes why he can never be scripted, remembers some of his famous putdowns in the boardroom and cringes at a lead balloon moment. He also explains to a baggy-jumpered beanie-hat-wearing young director that he will not be spending all day filming a five-minute trail and refuses to let Piers Morgan make him cry. Funny and outspoken, this special eBook short is Alan Sugar at his entertaining best.

Cautionary tales for the modern investor: The seven deadly sins of multi-asset investing

Investing is an activity that's rife with opportunity to fall into bad habits, be led astray or make decisions for the wrong reasons. Being aware of the behavioural traps and temptations that lie in wait for the unwary investor is the first step to avoiding them.

The Seven Deadly Sins were formulated in early Christian teachings to make followers mindful of man's natural vices - lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride.

On the following pages, The Seven Deadly Sins are adapted to the world of multi-asset investment, revealing the all-too-common investor tendencies that the authors look to avoid in order to achieve reliable long-term performance.

Lee Kuan Yew: The Unofficial Biography

This is the biography of the great Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, whom Mr Obama has mentioned to be one of the greatest men in the 20th and 21st century.

Mr Lee was nominated as among the top 100 people in Time 100 that affect the world.

In this short unofficial biography, you will get to know the intelligence, thoughts, wisdom and character of a great leader.

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Ten golden rules of equity investing

A distillation of insights from the world of investing into ten succinct rules - a light-hearted eBook with some serious lessons. A must-read for all investors.

Still Walking

When Bill Moss decided in 1984 to leave a prestigious job and take a salary cut to join the boutique investment firm that later became Macquarie Bank, he faced the challenge of starting a real estate investment business from a small desk in an open-plan office, with just one fulltime employee working for him. In its first year of operations, the business Moss had seemingly crazily agreed to take on made a profit of just $40,000.

Twenty-two years later, when he retired as the legendary head of Macquarie Bank's real estate and banking division and one of Australia's highest paid executives, Bill Moss AM had built a global business in real estate finance, development and funds management that stretched across five continents from Africa to Asia, Europe, Australia and North America, and created thousands of jobs.

Yet up until a few years before deciding to retire from the 'Millionaire Factory', Moss fought every step of the way to conceal a grim personal secret from work colleagues, business associates and friends--and most of all from himself. When he was 27, Moss was told by doctors he had a degenerative and incurable muscle wasting disease, a form of muscular dystrophy called FSHD, which the ambitious, driven young businessman was assured would leave him crippled and in a wheelchair by the age of 50.

These memoirs are the inspirational, moving, blunt and at times very funny account of how a senior and seemingly all-powerful Macquarie banker struggled for years through physical discomfort, pain and the many barriers thrown in the path of people with physical disabilities, not just to rise to the international heights of a notoriously difficult profession but also gradually to face and come courageously to terms with his disability.

A multi-millionaire who began life in a fibro house in a working class suburb of Sydney, Moss is today a committed philanthropist, passionate campaigner for disability rights, and the founder of a global medical and scientific research foundation bringing hope to FSHD and other dystrophy sufferers around the world.

The Problem of Knowledge in Financial Markets

One of the undoubted highlights of the book 'Professional Investor Rules' is the chapter by Paul Jourdan, AAA-rated fund manager and CEO of Amati Global Investors. A highly pellucid and thought-provoking piece, it takes an unflinching look at what it means to be a successful investor engaged in the "living and strangely intelligent organism" of today's financial markets - the importance of self-knowledge, the vital role of history and stories, and the limits of certainty that every investor must come to terms with.

This eBook exclusively reproduces the chapter as a standalone piece. It remains a striking and provocative piece of essential reading for every investor.

corporate [g]ripping stories: mamma, che impresa!

This publication is part of the Mamma, che impresa! project, a workshop that promotes corporate culture, founded on the initiative of Rancilio Cube and open to collaborations and synergies.

The stories of nine bright business case-histories, narrated, together with professional writers, by those who have founded them and lead them, and the stories that won a national essay contest for students from Italian schools, called to bring youths closer to the idea of entrepreneurship and its importance.

One of the ten stories by the very young writers acts as a common thread, as it's extraordinarily capable of covering all the key elements of best entrepreneurship.

After #librosospeso, dedicated to the incredible story of a young independent bookseller, another confirmation of the parnership between Rancilio Cube and dEste, a publishing house oriented towards innovation and attentive to young audiences, with the further contribution of Feduf Foundation for Economic Financial and Savings Education that has promoted and coordinated the literary prize for schools.