Business, Finance & Law Reference & Education Books

Moral Reasoning at Work: Rethinking Ethics in Organizations

This book is open access under a CC-BY license. Moral dilemmas are a pervasive feature of working life. Moral Reasoning at Work offers a fresh perspective on how to live with them. How do we cope with situations where no matter what we decide to do, something will be wrong? How do we live with the moral dissonance between what we are tempted to do and what is in line with our moral convictions? What can organizations do to establish a foundation for responsible decision-making and conduct? This book combines research streams from ethics and moral psychology using extensive experience of sessions of moral reasoning with leaders and employees in organizations. It argues that there is a need to go beyond compliance and traditional approaches to ethics in order to prepare decision-makers for moral dilemmas. Organizations can do that by encouraging people to become actively and regularly involved in moral reasoning at work.

Beyond Certification (Doshorts)

Is certification the solution? Can it deliver urgently needed improvements to complex problems like deforestation and the exploitation of people? In this controversial new book, Scott Poynton, founder of The Forest Trust, makes a compelling case for a new approach to social and environmental problems that goes 'beyond certification'. Certification emerged from the 1992 Rio Earth Summit amidst great hope. Since then, despite a proliferation of certification schemes in twenty-five industry sectors, the destructive and irresponsible exploitation of natural and human resources has grown still worse. Beyond Certification reviews the positive aspects of certification, of which there are many, but argues that we can no longer afford to gloss over its failures. The book offers an alternative model, VT-TV, based on Values, Transparency, Transformation and Verification, which the author has been exploring and implementing with over 70 companies and industries around the world. These companies are transforming the story of the raw materials they use -- wood, palm oil, pulp and paper, stone, charcoal, soy, beef, sugar, dairy, rubber, coffee, cocoa and coconut. Mining companies are also exploring this approach, and making decisions aligned with fundamental values and what they know to be right. The results? Trust is emerging as former combatants awake to the importance of working together. Guns have been removed from forests, land set aside for protection, worker rights and conditions improved and long-standing conflicts have been resolved as people confront their legacies. Beyond Certification does not claim that this VT-TV model is the only solution. Rather, it shows how new and seemingly radical thinking can catalyze positive change. Included: The limits of roundtable certification illustrated with real, practical examples The intricacies of the change process - how companies move from destructive to more responsible practices How to implement more holistic, economically effe

Goal Setting (Workbook Included): Goals & Motivation: Introduction To A Complete & Proven Step-By-Step Blueprint For Reaching Your Goals (Goal Setting Master Plan 1)

Do you want to learn how to achieve your goals but feel tired of all the over-hyped, positive thinking, self help stuff out there?

If you do, then download this FREE book today!

Only 8% of people who set goals actually achieve them. If you fall into the other 92%, you are probably familiar with the feelings of overwhelm, frustration and being stuck, that accompany the task of trying to achieve your goals.

After experiencing many common pitfalls himself, Martin Kaye, founder of the Better Self Academy, set out to find what prevented him from reaching personal success, and what really works. He dove deep into the scientific research field of behavioral psychology and applied psychology, specifically the research done by world leading researchers on the topics of willpower, habits, happiness, goal setting and motivation to create a complete, step-by-step, blueprint that includes all factors that impact your chances to achieve your goal.

Regardless of what your particular goal is, this book offers an evidence-based introduction to the world of goal setting and goal achievement, beyond New Thought ideas such as positive thinking, vision boards and affirmations. It will help you get started, and give you advice you can immediately put to practical use.

In this book you will learn:

The THREE problems with self-help advice and life coachesThe importance of using your strengthsHow to avoid the Rat RaceHow Motivation really worksWhy Positive Thinking leads to Negative ResultsHow to use two simple daily routinesYou also get a free goal setting workbook with the TEN proven steps to creating a plan that leads to real results, to download and print out and use as a tool when setting your goals, as well as a companion on your journey towards your goals. In addition you are granted access to the Better Self Academy, a growing community of like-minded people who want to learn how to become a little better each and every day.

You're about to discover a scientific approach to how to set and achieve your goals. Are you ready to take action?

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Simplify Your Pursuit of Success (Six Simple Steps to Success Book 1)

Do you feel that success is a matter of luck and that it's passed you by?

That you have the talent but not the connections to get you to your goals?

Many people feel this way, but the truth is, your success is in your hands! Talent, luck, and connections all contribute to your ability to reach your goals, but only you can transform those factors into success.

So, how do you go about climbing the ladder of success?

Define it, work for it, and claim it!

Six Simple Steps to Success series will give you six strategies that will set you on your way. Each book will provide tangible actions that you can take to turn your dreams into reality. This introductory book lays out the system, describing how you can develop your success one piece at a time. It also shows you how to study the success of others and adapt their tactics to best fit your personality and goals.

Success means different things to different people. Whether you want to be a millionaire or you want to reach mastery in your field, Six Simple Steps to Success will help you get there.

Clairvoyance and Occult Powers

The Art of Getting to YES: How Using Questions Correctly Inspires Action, Agreement, and Connection with Anyone

Do you consciously frame questions so the easiest answer is "Yes"? "We need to talk, can you meet me at noon?"Fear strikes the heart of most folks when they hear, "We need to talk..." from their boss or spouse. Heart rates soar, blood pressure rises, and concentration on anything else is pretty much toast. Unless the specific intent was to cause panic, one bit of questionable communication can ruin your day.

Effective communication is hard. Concise effective communication is an art. For those who don't have the gift, questions can even the playing field. That's how questions became the foundation of the author's career and inspired this short-read book.

People who ask brilliant questions are often more successful than people who give brilliant answers. It's like the old story about the difference between giving someone a fish or teaching them how to fish. One answer won't make your career, but skillfully asking the right questions might.

??? Personal and professional relationships are fed by trust. Properly using questions inspires trust.Most people look for a yes - action, obedience, or agreement - from customers, colleagues, families, and even horses. This short book addresses the reasons why you don't get the response you want and the unintended consequences of asking the wrong question.

Easy-to-understand and packed with illustrations, "The Art of YES" shares the 4 Types of Questions and teaches you to wield them effectively and responsibly. Has a question ever made you feel uncomfortable? If that wasn't the intent, what went wrong?

Written by Lynn Baber, best-selling author, World and National Champion horse trainer and breeder, and promoter of the concept of Message over Market. A serial entrepreneur, Lynn credits her success in large part to the savvy use of questions.

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How to Beat GMAT Work and Rate Problems: Simple Techniques to Crack Even the Most Fearsome GMAT Work or Rates Questions (GMAT Guides Series Book 1)

Do you struggle with GMAT Rates questions?

Let me guess: most GMAT questions seem OK, but you just can't figure out why you're not succeeding with Work and Rates questions.

You're a smart person. The rest of it's working. Why are Rates posing such a problem?

Believe it or not, you're not alone.

There's actually a pretty simple explanation for this problem. Work and Rates questions aren't really "math questions" in the same way as the rest of the GMAT. They require a bit more practical, real-world type of problem solving.

You may even be looking at this book because nothing else has worked.

There's a reason for that, too: most GMAT books teach a lot of complicated, over-technical variations of Rates questions and then ask you to learn specific cases in which to apply specific equations.

This is nonsense.

By focusing on the practical aspects of Rates questions, we'll be able to better understand how one simple framework can essentially answer every single Work or Rates question.

With just a little bit of guidance in how to apply math to real-world situation, you'll be able to break down any GMAT Work or Rates question and figure out how its moving parts fit together.

Throughout the text, you'll see as many relevant variations on Work and Rates questions as possible, but remember that it's hard to be absolutely exhaustive.

At 50+ pages, this guide definitely covers quite a few variants you're likely to encounter.

It Can't Really be that Easy

No one said it was going to be easy--it's just not as bad as you might think!

How to Beat GMAT Work and Rate Problems will teach you how to tackle every conceivable variation of Rates questions in a way that ramps up difficulty until the fattest, most evil Rates questions finally seem achievable.

Even if you think Rates questions aren't that big a deal, you might just find a few ways to clean up your thinking--and that's never a Bad Thing on the GMAT.

The YGC GMAT Rates Guide will teach you:

--How to fit any GMAT Work or Rates Question into One Simple Framework.

--How to Set Up Rates Questions Tidily the First Time. Every. Single. Time.

--Clear, Non-Technical Approaches to GMAT Work and Rates Questions.

--You know, more stuff.

No one reads the technical stuff.

Do you find math really boring and stuff? Do your eyes just glaze over when you're reading equations? Are math people boring and funny-smelling?

Yeah, it's a problem.

Rather than shove all this boring stuff down your gullet with a ton of technical language and a different equation for any number of abstract circumstances, the How to Beat GMAT Work and Rate Problems is written to be read quickly.

Want to revisit it? Just read it again. There'll be something for the GMAT beginner as well as the 680-scorer who just needs a bump over the 700-mark.

Sometimes it's just not enough to see the questions worked.

That's why, as a gift for purchasers of the YGC GMAT Rates Guide, I've put together a mini video course with worked explanations of eight different ultra-difficult GMAT Rates questions.

Each of the eight videos comes with a set of notes regarding that particular problem. Read the notes to understand the talking points in the video--and also have a hard copy of the problem in front of you.

If you've ever worried about GMAT Rates questions, this is the guide for you.

What's the best way not to see more GMAT Rates questions? Get them right.

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Build A New Career!: How to redefine your skills for a full-blown career change and get a new job you really want – no matter where you’ve been.

Now fully updated in 2017 with over 40% new content!

Do you hate your job but feel like you're stuck in it for life? Want to change careers, but feel like your experience points you in the wrong direction? Do you feel like there are tons of other jobs you could do, but you have a resume that looks a million miles away from what you want?

You're closer than you think! In Build A New Career!, you'll learn how to re-package your experience into a resume and a sales strategy that will get you a new future, no matter where you're coming from. Even if you've held the same job for twenty years, you have a wealth of experience that can be molded into hundreds of different opportunities - you just need to highlight the right pieces.

Your experience is worth more than you might think - in Build A New Career!, you'll see just how easy it is to sell your talents the right way!

Interview with the author

Q - Aren't there lots of books about career change? Why do we need another one?

A - There are loads of career change books out there - I don't pretend this is the first! One of the problems with almost all career change books, though, is that they treat change as a one-off. "I hate my job, so if I make this one change, then everything will be great!"

But what happens if you don't like the second career either? If you go through a massive once-in-a-lifetime exercise, you can feel more demoralized than ever if it doesn't work out.

Q - So what makes this book different?

A - This book isn't just about leaving the career you hate - it's about embracing an entirely new path for your future. In this book, you'll discover how to constantly repackage what experience you already have into a new career that you've never tried before. Then, when you grow tired of that, morph and adapt again - and again!

Build A New Career! is about learning how to change as a normal course of habit. Once you learn how to navigate a new career, it becomes easier and easier to keep on changing. Because for high performers or anyone else who just wants to be happy in their careers: boredom is not an option.

Q - What makes you an expert in career change?

A - A lot of experts on career change are Human Resources (HR) pros who have studied what other people do. Not me.

I've worked over 60 jobs in my 39 years, reaching across a dozen industries, private and public sectors - and six countries. I went from fine arts to finance; hospitality to project management; client services to business process analysis. If there's a career out there, I've probably worked some role in it.

And that's what makes me uniquely qualified to talk about career change: I don't skim across theories that other people develop. I've lived it, I've done it.

Q - I want to love my job - how do I leave the job that I hate?

A - If you hate your job, you're in the clear majority! But the biggest mistake we can make is setting small targets for change. In this series you'll learn how to set BIG goals that seem ridiculously far away - but can be achieved way faster than you think. In no time at all, you'll be in a job that you love!


Learn how business and sport are totally linked and how you can considerably improve one by addressing the other.

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How To Create Your Own Successful Online Business for FREE.

How To Create Your Own Successful Online Business for FREE explains you how you can create your own online business for free following 3 simplesteps:

1 - Saving Money

2 - Following Online Video Courses by Digital Marketing Pros

3 - Investing the money you saved in your own online business

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Intrinsic Motivation: How to Motivate Yourself From Within and Achieve Your Goals With Blazing Speed

This book will provide you with several new insights, techniques, and strategies that you can use to motivate yourself from within. Please APPLY what you learn here today. It WILL change your life in a BIG way.

If at any time in your life you feel stuck, simply come back to this book to remind yourself of what you may need to do to get unstuck and re-motivate yourself.

Let's begin. Click the download button to start your journey to success.

Creating an ethical organisation

This 6-hour free course explored the business case for an ethical approach to human resources management and whether this can bring dividends.

Preparing to Set Up Your Limited Company (Starting and Running a Successful Limited Company Book 1)

Learn how to form a limited company for freelancing, contracting, or for your small business with this easy to understand, step-by-step guide.

Authored by the team at the accountancy firm inniAccounts, it contains a wealth of experience, knowledge and practical advice gained from supporting small businesses owners like you.

Download this book today and you'll learn: how to choose a name for your new company; how best to appoint directors and shareholders; how to protect your personal privacy; how to choose an accountant; how to form your company; how to open a business bank account and much more.

VALUES: For Personal Growth

More than any other practice in your life, your ability to know about your values will determine your success or failure. The better you use your values, the more you will accomplish, and the greater your rewards will be.

This book will help you turning your values into personal growth. It will show you how to use them on a day-to-day basis in order to make better decisions and to accomplish all your goals you set in your life.

No matter if you want to lose 15 pounds or to start up a new business - with the growth of your personal values, persistence, time management and self-discipline you are capable to do it, IF you do it, and if you do it NOW.

Discipline: Get Fit, Get Rich, Get Successful

Self-discipline is the key to success; why this is so is relatively easy to understand. To achieve success in whatever undertaking, be it weight loss, business success, career success, marriage success, or whatever other field you want to excel in, you have to implement or rather, do some very specific things that drive you towards the success you want.

If there's one thing we know about success, it's that it is action oriented: achieving it demands that you take action. Unfortunately, many of us, although desirous to achieve success, often lack the self-control it takes to get ourselves to do what we need to do to achieve the success we desire. Many of us are victims of our ever-changing impulses.

To achieve success, you have to gain complete control over self: you have to learn how to get yourself to do the important things that drive you towards success. You have to learn how to bear the pain now to experience joy later. That is the secret to success.

Inadvertently, this means you have to become disciplined. Self-discipline is that internal element that allows you to get yourself to work on your goals instead of lounging in front of the TV watching the latest episode of Suits. Self-control is the very thing that allows you to, instead of hitting the snooze button on your alarm as you've done so many times before, kick the covers, get out of bed, and get on with your agenda of the day.

Fortunately, self-discipline is not an in-born trait; it's something we learn to master. The purpose of this book is to show you how to master yourself: to get yourself to do what you need to do to achieve the success you want so you can start living the life you deserve.

In this book you will learn:

what self-discipline is

where it comes from

and more importantly, how it works

Take action now and download the book! You will be glad you did when you finally achieved the success you always wanted!

The Ethics of Excellence: How unethical actions undermine our effectiveness

The Ethics of Excellence are the path to success, the inner strength that gives us value. They are the fundamental principles, commonly accepted throughout time, that are indispensable to anyone wishing to express their full potential.

These principles are the simple truths that each of us knows and shares. Their violation results in failure and despair, while adherence to these values leads to the achievement of personal and professional goals.

This free chapter provides a clear description of how unethical actions impact our effectiveness, and what steps you can take now to free yourself from the vicious cycle of confusion and inefficiency.

Building relationships with donors

This 6-hour free course explored approaches fundraisers can adopt and issues likely to be faced in providing opportunities for people to donate.

Books That Change Lives: A Sampling from Patagonia Books

A sampling of titles available from Patagonia Books. Patagonia Books is intended as a way to advance our love of books as well as nature and a reflective life. We publish a select number of titles on wilderness, wildlife, and outdoor sports that inspire and restore connection to the natural world. We also present books that raise awareness about not only the environmental challenges our world faces, but suggest ways that we can work together to slow the disintegration of our planet. This includes immediate activities, such as strategies to reduce our carbon footprint, as well as more in-depth examinations of the meanings of affluence, consumerism, and capitalism in the 21st Century.

WATCHING AMERICA DECLINE: (Can Donald Trump Save America?)

In this essay, Donald W. Desaulniers poses the theory that America suffers from "Affluenza" and that its unique brand of perverted capitalism has been caused by America's corporate and government dependency on keeping the public pumped full of drugs and blind to the massive overspending on foolish wars and an unsustainable consumptive lifestyle.

The author is totally unfit to be handing out advice. In addition to being a retired member of that detested group of rascals known as attorneys, he's also a lifelong resident of Canada and has never even been to New York City yet purports to analyze Wall Street. As a rancid cherry on top of his abysmal lack of qualifications, Desaulniers has no expertise whatsoever in American economics or politics. Consider him to be some fat slob sprawled out on a sofa in front of the TV, beer in hand, acting as an armchair quarterback while watching a sport he knows nothing about.

Mr. Desaulniers does however love America and in fact has traveled extensively to all 50 states. He deplores what he has observed happening in the USA. Perhaps readers, after examining this brief essay, will wake up to the rapid self-destruction of America as seen from the eyes of a complete outsider.

The one glimmer of hope for America occurred on November 8th, 2016 when Donald Trump was elected President. The Donald might just be the one guy who can indeed "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN".

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Donald W. Desaulniers is a retired Canadian real estate lawyer who resides in the beautiful small city of Belleville, Ontario with his lovely British wife, Jane. He has penned more than three dozen novels, most of which feature lawyers as the main character.

Stop Procrastinating in 21 Days: Effective Way to Get Things Done and Start The Right-Now Habit

Stop Procrastinating In 21 Days.

Are you a serial procrastinator? Do you find that whenever you start doing work, more and more tasks appear and the endlessness of it all is getting you down? Have you put off things for so long you don't even know where to start? Or are you trapped in a cycle of boom and bust, procrastinating, stressing out and clearing your work down, only to procrastinate again?

You're not alone. Most people today have a procrastination problem, specifically because the world we live in is conductive to procrastination. That's the bad news. The good news? You can fix it, in as little as 21 days you can end your procrastination habits, and within a month of that you can cement new, positive, productive habits, changing your life forever.

In this book you will learn why you procrastinate, what harm it does, and how to bread the evil cycle once and for all. The power is in your hands! Just follow each day plan and start to be a NEW-You!

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The Responsible Economy

We at Patagonia, like all business people, know that long-term income has to exceed long-term expense. To do otherwise is to go bankrupt, as Ernest Hemingway described,in the usual two ways: "Gradually, then suddenly."

Today we are using the equivalent resources of one and a half planets, yet we live on only one. All the indicators of earthly health are in decline: of water, air, arable land, fisheries and biodiversity. How do we reverse this decline in the quality of life (and attendant climate change) before it becomes sudden catastrophe?

Most conversations addressing that question hone in on technological solutions. Each year we attend sustainability conferences where the talk centers on innovation as the way to lower resource use and waste. But at these conferences, among decent people doing their best, there is always an elephant in the room, concealed behind a curtain few are willing to draw to the side. The elephant is growth-based capitalism, and the assumption that a growth economy equals prosperity and a healthy society. Yet we know we must consume less, and far more slowly - as well as innovate as quickly and ingeniously as we can.

What is a responsible economy? One that allows healthy communities, creates meaningful work, and takes from the earth only what it can replenish--one where all the indicators of health start to improve. What would make up this economy? What could a responsible economy look like? That's the question we'll explore with ourfriends and customers during the coming seasons.

The Nature of Goodness

Kindling My Interest: How to Start a Fire

This is the 10th book in the prolific series of Kindling.

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