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By close of business / Us Mob Writing
1 By close of business / Us Mob Writing
Australia Us Mob Writing 2013 0992313600 / 9780992313609 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
102 pages including poeps and colour illustrations. Filled with exciting new poetry and prose from well known and award winning writers, and including brand new voices taking their first steps into the world of writing. This anthology emerges from the Us Mob Writing group of First Nations Australians consisting of Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders based in Canberra, yet coming from countries spread across the Australian landscape. Written, edited, designed and typeset by First Nations Australians, this collection is representative of the group, showcasing who we are, our lives and work. There is a inscription name in the first page. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Lessons in leadership: insights into business from ten of Australia's leading Consultants, Abraham, Keith et al
2 Abraham, Keith et al Lessons in leadership: insights into business from ten of Australia's leading Consultants
Australia 21st Century Business Pub 2002 0958591857 / 9780958591850 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
120 pages. This book is an Owner’s Manual for the rest of your life. Though the contributors are diverse, they are united by proven success and by a common theme. The theme is leadership. The common assumption is that while there are men and women who were seemingly born to lead, the vast majority of leaders reach their positions of eminence by applying techniques and skills which can be learned. The unifying factor in the diversity of the chapters is that there is always room at the top. Whether it is how to organise and so take charge of your life - make the most of that most precious of all commodities, time -or the nuts and bolts Ways of motivating others to willingly do what you wish, this book shows how to do it. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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I'm Not Scared, Ammaniti, Niccolo
3 Ammaniti, Niccolo I'm Not Scared
Australia Text Publishing 2004 187700846X / 9781877008467 Reprint Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
215 pages. Translated from the Italian as: "Io non ho paura" which was first published by Giulio Einaudi Editore 2001. Winner of the prestigious 2001 Viareggio-Repaci Prize for Fiction. 1978, the hottest summer of the twentieth century. In a tiny Italian rural community, the adults shelter indoors while six children venture out on their bikes across the scorched, deserted countryside. In the midst of a sea of golden wheat, nine-year-old Michele Amitrano discovers a secret so momentous, so terrible, that he dare not tell anyone about it. To come to terms with what he finds, he will have to draw strength from his own imagination and sense of humanity. The reader witnesses a dual story: the one that is seen through Michele's eyes, and the tragedy involving the adults of this isolated hamlet. The result is an immensely powerful, lyrical and skilfully narrated novel, reminiscent of such classics as Stand By Me, To Kill a Mockingbird andThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer. A compelling and utterly absorbing read, I'm Not Scared reinforces Ammaniti's status as a major literary talent. Winner of the Viareggio-Repaci Prize for Literature. Niccolo Ammaniti has written two collections of short stories and six novels, four of which have been translated into English. He was the youngest ever winner of the Italian Viareggio Literary Prize for Fiction for his best-selling novel I'm Not Scared,which has been translated into thirty-five languages. The Crossroads received the Premio Strega Prize in 2007, Italy's equivalent to the Booker Prize. Review: This gripping American debut by Italian novelist Ammaniti captures well the vagaries of childhood: the shifting alliances, the casual betrayals and the mix of helplessness and earnest audacity with which children confront adult situations. Nine-year-old Michele Amitrano lives with his little sister, devoted mother and distant father in a rural Italian hamlet consisting of five dilapidated houses. In the sweltering summer of 1978, he and a group of his friends strike out on their bikes across the barren, scorched hills. While exploring an abandoned house, Michele discovers what he believes to be the dead body of a boy his own age. He cannot bring himself to tell his friends. When he tries to tell his father, the elder Amitrano brushes him off. Drawn back to the site, Michele discovers that the boy is not dead, but weak, disoriented and unable to account for his presence there. Michele brings the boy food and water and slowly learns more about him. The boy's story-which includes kidnapping and ransom-are too much for a nine-year-old to fathom and involve virtually every adult in the tiny community. Yet Michele decides that he must do something to help the boy. Part mystery, part morality play, the novel is written in simple, spare prose. The characters, particularly that of Michele, spring to life, and the story builds to a heart-stopping climax. Readers will find this accomplished work hard to put down and even harder to forget. (Feb.) Forecast: This novel was a bestseller in Italy, and while that doesn't usually translate into U.S. sales, Ammaniti's masterful use of suspense should help win him an American following. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information. 'Niccolo Ammaniti is the best novelist of his generation.' Il Giornale 'Ammaniti, one of the most admired figures on the Italian fiction scene...uses short sentences like the cracks of a whip and sharp paragraphs to make our hearts race and carry us to the edge of the abyss.' ABC, Spain 'Ammaniti is a born story-teller.' L'Unita 'Readers will find this accomplished work hard to put down and even harder to forget.' Publishers Weekly 'A tense, breathless book, written with self-confidence and vitality.' La Stampa 'Readable in one breath...moving, impressive, amazing. It reminds you of Italo Calvino, but a Calvino warmed by a humanity that is not afraid to roll around in the mud.' Panorama 'Confirms his extraordinary narrative talent, over which he superimposes an atmosphere of horror and marvel.' (Le Monde.) 
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Vive La Difference! The French in NSW - in the Picture Gallery, Anonymous
4 Anonymous Vive La Difference! The French in NSW - in the Picture Gallery
Australia State Library of New South Wales Press 2004 0731371402 / 9780731371402 1st Edition Stapled Soft Cover Good 12mo 
38 pages including b/w and colour illustrations. Text in English language. Examines the influence French people and their culture have had on aspects of life particularly in NSW where they came to have a lasting influence in the wool trade as well as the restaurant and fine dining trades and the wine and food business. Hunters Hill in Sydney was an idea brilliantly executed by the Joubert brothers in the 1860s. Moderate creases. 
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Creating popular fiction: How to write novels that Sell, Bacia, Jennifer
5 Bacia, Jennifer Creating popular fiction: How to write novels that Sell
Australia Allen & Unwin 1994 1863736484 / 9781863736480 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
187 pages. This is the book all aspiring Australian writers have been waiting for! Here is a guide written by an Australian for Australians about how to write books that selL As one of Australia's most successful popular novelists, Jennifer Bacia provides practical advice and strategies for writing that novel you’ve dreamed of for so long. In a down-to-earth and conversational style the author: Tells you how to make sure you are writing the novel that publishers - and readers - really want. Shows you how ideas for plots are everywhere. Provides page after page of examples and illustrations. Takes you step by step through the development of her own ?rst novel sharing the lessons, the problems and the breakthroughs that resulted in a book which became a world-wide bestseller. Gives advice on the business side of writing. This book is a must for anyone who has nursed a dream of one day trying to write a best-seller. And the time has never been more ripe as Australian publishers now actively seek to develop their own lists of local popular writers. Jennifer Bacia tells you everything you need to know to write the kind of novel publishers can’t get enough of. Iemrifer Bacia is the author of the internationally successful novels "Shadows of Power", "Angel of Honour","Whisper from the Gods" and "Mask of Paradise", all published by Pan. She also teaches creative writing, writes stories and articles for various magazines, has a regular newspaper column and has just completed her ?rst screenplay. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Understanding the Witness of the Holy Spirit, Back, Wayne
6 Back, Wayne Understanding the Witness of the Holy Spirit
Australia Christian City Church Canberra 1999 0646374001 / 9780646374000 1st Edition 1st Printing Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
139 pages. It is the normal Christian experience to be led by the Holy Spirit. This book will help you develop confidence from the Scriptures to follow the leadings that the Holy Spirit is giving you.It covers key issues like developing a relationship with the Holy Spirit, clearing your internal pathways, recognising spiritual sensations and knowing when to use the various gifts of the Spirit. The chapter titles are: The Holy Spirit is a Person; The Spirit of Man; Conscience: A Pathway from Spirit to Soul; Desire - Pathway from Spirit to spirit; Understanding the Witness; Putting the Witness in Perspective; Renewing the Soul; Spiritual Sensations; The Ways of God; The Spirit of Error; The Gifts of the Spirit; The Power Gifts; The Knowledge Gifts; The Vocal Gifts. Wayne Back is an organisational consultant who has a specific interest in helping Christians follow their calling in the business world. He is the founder and Managing Director of Management Training Australia and Organisational Development International. He was converted as a result of a powerful experience of the Holy Spirit whilst doing research in atomic physics at the University of Western Australia. He has been a minister in Christian City Churches in Canberra and Melbourne, Australia for 20 years, serving as a Senior Minister for 13 years and Executive Pastor for 5 years. During this time he started several churches and ministry training colleges and well as managed the staff of one of Melbourne’s largest churches. He is also the author of the book 'Building Spiritual Enterprises'. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Fitter, Faster, Stronger, Smarter: Training for the Performance of Life, Banks, Miranda
7 Banks, Miranda Fitter, Faster, Stronger, Smarter: Training for the Performance of Life
Australia Wrightbooks 2011 073140663X / 9780731406630 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
214 indexed pages. Through her work as a performance psychologist with elite professional sportspeople, Miranda Banks knows the challenges faced by those striving to achieve. Enriched by real-life stories from high-performing people in sport and business, Fitter, Faster, Stronger, Smarter provides you with a cohesive and practical framework for reaching your full potential. Using a unique combination of performance psychology, mental-skills training and behavioural modification, Miranda will inspire you to bring out your best performances. Whether you want to climb the corporate ladder, play a better game of tennis or feel fulfilled and happy, FFSS provides you with strategies and a pathway for reaching your goals. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Street Rules, Baxter, Clare;Clare, Baxter
8 Baxter, Clare;Clare, Baxter Street Rules
U.S.A. Bella Books Inc 2003 1931513147 / 9781931513142 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
293 pages. For `Frank,` L.A.P.D. Homicide Lieutenant L.A. Franco and her homicide squad, it's business as usual - a multiple murder, ugly as it is, at least seems to have an easy explanation. Until it coincides with an untimely drive-by shooting. The investigation ultimately pulls Frank and her squad in conflicting directions while drawing Frank closer to the county's new Chief Coroner, Gail Lawless. Through a series of twists and turns, all Frank's leads eventually bring her to the disquieting possibility that the killer she seeks might well be one of her own brothers in blue. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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The Secret of Candlestick Charting: Strategies for Tading the Australian Markets, Bedford, Louise
9 Bedford, Louise The Secret of Candlestick Charting: Strategies for Tading the Australian Markets
Australia Wrightbooks 2012 187662728X / 9781876627287 1st Edition Soft Cover Good Large 8vo 
iv + 176 indexed pages including illustrations, tables and bibliographical references. Most traders on the ASX are familiar with line and bar charts, but there has never before been a book written in Australia on the ancient Japanese art of candlestick charting. Louise Bedford, author of the highly successful The Secret of Writing Options, writes in a clear, concise way and uses plenty of examples to help readers understand candlesticks and use them to profitably trade the markets. Table of Contents: Part I - Candlestick Pattern Secrets 1 Let's Get Started 2 Single-Line Candle Reversal Patterns 3 Two-Line Candle reversal Patterns 4 Three-Line Candle Reversal Patterns 5 Trading Concepts and Continuation Patterns Part II - Analysis Secrets 6 Candles and Gaps 7 Support and Resistance 8 Western Techniques and Candles 9 Share Stages Part III - Trading Secrets 10 A Kindred Spirit 11 Seven Golden Candlestick Rules Further Reading Glossary. Louise Bedford has degrees in Psychology and Business from Monash University. She trades full-time from her home in Melbourne and is a regular speaker on the subject. She conducts workshops and seminars throughout Australia and is the author of the top-selling books, The Secret of Writing Options, Trading Secrets and Charting Secrets. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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You Can Make Music! It's Never Too Late to Start, Ben-Tovim, Atarah; Boyd, Douglas
10 Ben-Tovim, Atarah; Boyd, Douglas You Can Make Music! It's Never Too Late to Start
UK Victor Gollancz 1986 0575037830 / 9780575037830 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
143 pages. Have you ever wished that you could play a musical instrument? Maybe you started to learn but gave up in frustration, believing you were 'no good at music'. Perhaps you were told at school that you were 'unmusical' or 'tone deaf'. , Atarah Ben-Tovim and Douglas Boyd maintain that nearly every adult is musical enough to experience the deep satisfaction of playing an instrument. They stress that age is no hindrance tolearning and may even be a positive advantage. From a unique, ten years' research programme, they have developed a practical and reliable system of testing musical aptitude; and they have shown that most people who fail on an instrument do so because it was wrongly selected. This book enables adults to use the same step-by-step approach as the authors' previous and highly successful book, "The Right Instrument for Your Child". Charts and questionnaires tell you if now is the right time to begin learning an instrument. They also assess your latent musical ability; compare the advantages and disadvantages of different instruments; and, finally, reveal the instrument to which you are physically and temperamentally best suited and which most easily fits in with your current lifestyle. Having selected the right instrument you will need a wide range of information on purchasing it and finding a teacher. For this, the Beginners' Information Pack at the back of the book is an invaluable aid. Atarah Ben-Tovim and Douglas Boyd are the ideal pair to demystify music and to understand beginners’ problems. Atarah was a child progidy on the flute, while Douglas Boyd, a brilliant linguist, was a musical drop-out. He gave up the piano after three years of agony yet went on to spend 20 fulfilling years in the music business. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Debt Buster: How to Budget, Save and Reduce Debt, Bertling, Margaret
11 Bertling, Margaret Debt Buster: How to Budget, Save and Reduce Debt
Australia Pan Macmillan 2001 0330362623 / 9780330362627 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
x + 277 indexed pages. Guide to escaping debt. Provides advice on personal budgets, credit cards, economising with food and utilities, dealing with creditors, alternatives to bankruptcy, protecting your credit reference, mortgages, time management, and goal-setting. Includes listing of useful contacts. Author runs a home budgeting advice business and is the home budget adviser for 'New Idea' and the Ten Network's 'Good Morning Australia'. Previous titles are 'The Budget Club' and 'Money Maker'. Name in the first page. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Invest or Die: It's That Crucial - Start with Just $10 - Break out of the earn/spend Cycle, Beveridge, John
12 Beveridge, John Invest or Die: It's That Crucial - Start with Just $10 - Break out of the earn/spend Cycle
Australia Wilkinson Publishing 2007 1921332034 / 9781921332036 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
124 pages including colour illustrations and charts. "Invest or die!" - It's that crucial! ln a world where there is more wealth than ever betore, why are so many people struggling to exist trom pay packet to pay packet? In Invest or Die], John Beveridge goes searching tor the reasons behind why so many people tind it almost impossible to save any money. He outlines some usetul strategies to make your credit card work tor you, rather than the other way around, how to substitute good debt tor bad and provides a step-by-step guide tor gradually regaining control ot your tinancial lite. Using everyday, easy-to-understand language he shows the advantages and disadvantages ot investing in tixed interest, property and shares. Invest or Die! also demonstrates that it is not how much you earn but what you do with your money that really counts. It shows how you can use your own money personality to advantage and how to take the vital steps so you can move trom a hand-to-mouth existence to become a saver and then, tinally, a contident selt-directed investor. "Invest or Die!" is crucial reading. 
Price: 23.00 AUD
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Resolving the money riddle: how I went from sweet FA to $10 million a year in 18 Months, Blackburn, Paul
13 Blackburn, Paul Resolving the money riddle: how I went from sweet FA to $10 million a year in 18 Months
Australia Post Beyond Success Seminars 2008 0646504312 / 9780646504315 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
238 pages. Includes bibliographical references. In this groundbreaking work, Paul Blackburn explains the psychology he used to take his 25-year-old business from mediocre to massive almost overnight. You will learn: How to make a LOT of money by changing the reason why you work, rather than the job or the business; Why the law of attraction is just a theory - you need to know what to do AND then how to do it; How to surround yourself with the right people; What to do to achieve exponential gains; Why there is always a competitor getting better results than you, and what you can do about it. The real secret to financial freedom. This is more than a book. It’s a Full-blown learning program. Use your unique bar code (hidden in the book) to log onto www dot resolvingthemoneyriddle dot com to hear individual supplementary lessons on each chapter, presented by the author. You'll receive eight hours of additional personal instruction from a genuine multi-millionaire, who'll talk you through the processes, techniques and ideas to change your financial life forever. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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The Living Dead: Switched Off Zoned Out the Shocking Truth About Office Life, Bolchover, David
14 Bolchover, David The Living Dead: Switched Off Zoned Out the Shocking Truth About Office Life
United Kingdom Capstone Ltd 2005 184112656X / 9781841126562 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
150 indexed pages. Switch on the business news and you will probably be bombarded with yet more workplace experts telling you that everyone nowadays is grossly overworked, madly juggling their work-life balance until they finally keel over and die from the sheer stress of it all. We all know that's right, don't we? The real truth is that there are millions upon millions of people who are actively disengaged from their jobs, who spend months and years sitting in offices doing next to nothing, lost in the cracks of laughably inefficient and abysmally managed large organisations, their talents wasted and long forgotten. The Living Dead unmasks the myth of the workplace for the first time. It tells the truth. Not cloaked in humour, as in Dilbert and The Office, but in plain black and white. The Living Dead will captivate anyone anywhere in the world who has ever worked in a large office environment, or those who have a genuine desire to make people's working lives more productive and enjoyable. Here are some astonishing statistics about office life you probably never knew: 40 per cent of all casual drugs users in the US (people who use drugs just once a month) still choose to do it at work. 19.6 per cent of people who take drugs at work do so at their workstation. One in three mid-week visitors to the theme park Alton Towers has taken the day off work on a dishonest pretext. One in five US workers has had sex with a co-worker during work hours. Full sex, that is. 44 per cent of men and 35 per cent of women have had at least some sexual contact at work. One third of UK young professionals are hungover at least twice a week on working days. Two thirds admitted to having called in sick due to alcohol at least once in the previous month. 70 per cent of Internet porn sites are accessed during the 9 to 5 working day. More than half of the UK's 14.5 million pet owners say they would need between two and five days off work to grieve for a dead pet, while 10 per cent said they would need as much as two weeks. Monday (23 per cent) and Friday (25 per cent) are the days most commonly taken off sick by UK employees. Wednesday is the most rarely taken (8 per cent). UK doctors receive 9 million 'suspicious' or 'questionable' requests each year for sick notes. David Bolchover writes frequently on business and management issues for The Times and The Sunday Times as well as a number of other national newspapers and specialist publications. His first book, The 90-Minute Manager, outlines the lessons which business managers can learn from football managers. Previously, he was employed for several years in a large office. But now he wants to do something with his life. 
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What Not to Name Your Baby, Borgenicht, Joe
15 Borgenicht, Joe What Not to Name Your Baby
U.S.A. Pocket Books 2005 1416511245 / 9781416511243 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
146 pages. This book offers a little light relief to the serious business of choosing a name for your baby. They are hard to escape, these days, the names that will cause numerous hardships in the playground. From the pop star wannabees (Courtney, Kylie, Britney), through locations (China, Brooklyn), passing by the shops (Timberland, Armani), along the hippy trail (Leaf, Sunset, Pagan) to those heading for trouble (Romeo, Chastity) the inspirations for baby names are countless. Parents looking for novelty might turn to famous sidekicks (Tonto, Garfunkel) or indeed dictators (Saddam, Benito) before settling on a name that sounds normal but is damn tricky to spell (Kaycee, Genni, Jho). Joe Borgenicht offers nearly 1500 names which absolutely, positively, cannot be used for a child. With the help of this book, readers are less likely to have their children resent them - well, okay, that's a stretch - but at least the parents can say they tried. There is an inscription in the first page. 
Price: 7.00 AUD
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Understanding Accounts (Essential Managers), Brookson, Stephen
16 Brookson, Stephen Understanding Accounts (Essential Managers)
U. K. Dorling Kindersley Pub 2001 0751312169 / 9780751312164 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
72 indexed pages including colour illustrations. The titles in the Essential Managers series provide accessible coverage of the key skills needed to succeed in business. They contain hints and tips, checklists, diagrams and photographs. If you find most accounting guides as complex as accounting itself, you'll love this itty-bitty guide, full of practical techniques that show you how to analyze financial statements, interpret financial data, and measure business performance. On every page, clear text and illustrations cover each aspect of accounting principles and practices, while simple checklists enable you to calculate ratios, identify creative accounting, and make sound financial decisions. And throughout, accessible charts and diagrams explore different options for financial planning and forecasting. Granted, if you're looking for specific or in-depth guidance, you may find this book too general in its approach. But if you're looking for a thumbnail guide to the basics, it'll do just fine. It's worth mentioning that the book is also part of reference publisher Dorling-Kindersley's Essential Managers series--20 itty-bitty books on business and career topics ranging from communication, leadership, and decision-making to the management of time, budgets, change, meetings, people, projects, and teams. Combining the For Dummies series' talent for breaking down a lot of information into bite-sized bits and sidebars with Dorling-Kindersley's signature, crisp graphics on a gleaming white backdrop, they don't represent the cutting edge of business thinking and they don't necessarily reflect any unique individual perspective. Instead, it's as though someone collated the best general thinking on these 20 topics and rolled them out into 72 brightly designed and easy-to-read pages, studded along the way with boxed tips, color shots of a multiracial cast of "coworkers" animatedly hashing through the workplace issues of the day, and a self-test of one's skills in the topic at hand on the last few pages of each volume. Again, they're not for anyone looking for in-depth or focused help on any of the subjects they cover, but they're perfect as a quickie general-interest reference... and let's face it, they're so cute, and look so smart in a neat little stack or row, that you'll probably want to buy a whole bunch to give to your entire department or staff. 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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Strategic Thinking, Bruce, Andy; Langdon, Ken
17 Bruce, Andy; Langdon, Ken Strategic Thinking
U. K. Dorling Kindersley Pub 2000 0751327980 / 9780751327984 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
72 pages including illustrations. Learn how to define, develop and implement a dynamic business strategy with Strategic Thinking. This concise and informative guide shows you how to plan short - and long - term objectives, how to put together the right team for the right job, how to communicate your vision and how to maintain a flexible approach by monitoring past performance and predicting future trends. It covers the essential tools of strategic management, from SWOT analysis and feasibility studies to budgeting forecasts, to help give you a competitive edge in today's fast - moving business world. 
Price: 7.00 AUD
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Finding Grace, Brugman, Alyssa
18 Brugman, Alyssa Finding Grace
Australia Allen & Unwin 2006 1741149320 / 9781741149326 1st Australian Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
204 pages. Rachel has just left school and she knows everything. Well, maybe not quite everything. Then she meets the mysterious Mr Preston, who gives her a live-in job looking after Grace - Grace with the lovely house, the grasping sisters, the feral neighbours and the spooky box full of unfinished business; Grace who never speaks. Who is Grace? How do the pieces of her world fit together? And what will it all mean for Rachel?..Told from Rachel's gloriously eccentric perspective, this is an intriguing, compassionate, unexpectedly funny story about tasting love, finding grace and getting a life. Alyssa Brugman's first novel, Finding Grace, was published by Allen + Unwin in 2001 to critical acclaim. Her second, Walking Naked', won the 2004 IBBY Australia Ena Noel Award for Encouragement for Australian Writers and Illustrators; was a CBCA Honour Book for Older Readers in 2003; and was shortlisted for the 2003 Victorian Premier's literary awards Prize for Young Adult Fiction. There is a crease in the front cover. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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10 Skills for Working With Stress: The Essential Skills for Managing Stress at Work in the 1990s, Burns, Robert B.
19 Burns, Robert B. 10 Skills for Working With Stress: The Essential Skills for Managing Stress at Work in the 1990s
Australia Business & Professional Pub 1992 1875680004 / 9781875680009 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
214 indexed pages. An essential guide for anyone who wants to cope with stress at work in the increasingly demanding 1990s. While the focus is on managing work-related stress, this cannot be achieved without addressing both work- and home-related stress. The aim is not to eliminate stress, but to ensure you are functioning at your optimum stress levels. The 10 skills for managing stress taught in this book are easy to learn, and learning is made more enjoyable through the numerous activities and questionnaires. This valuable book will help you to: *identify and assess your own stress levels *learn the essential skills for managing stress. As perhaps the most damaging influence at work in society today, stress is the result of having to cope with today's fast-changing, competitive and time-pressured world. The aim of this book is to provide you with the necessary skills and some simple techniques for living a healthy and 'stress-reduced' life, and ensuring that you are functioning at your very best. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Training Australians: A better way of Working, Business Council of Australia
20 Business Council of Australia Training Australians: A better way of Working
Australia Business Council of Australia 1990 0909865337 / 9780909865337 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 8vo 
142 pages including b/w illustrations. 27 case studies from leading Australian organisations of their best training strategies. In its submission to the Commonwealth Government arising from the Ministerial paper "Industry Training in Australia", the Business Council undertook to collect and disseminate information on best practice in training in leading Australian companies. Companies from a wide spectrum of industrial and commercial sectors were invited to participate. Most of the companies which were asked to participate and contribute to this document did so. Companies which were asked to participate were not exclusively members of the Business Council. Companies were asked to describe their training approaches either for the whole of their company or for a particular operating division or subsidiary. The choice as to which training approach was to become their case study was determined by the company. Therefore, considerable variability exists between the description of each company’s training initiatives. Whenever a 'total' view of training was presented for the entire company, the case study often included statements concerning the company's mission, philosophy and overall human resource strategy. Whenever a company preferred to describe a particular initiative or the training involved in a particular subsidiary, the company often chose not to comment on philosophy but restricted its discussion to specific activities. Companies were provided with a suggested five-heading outline for their contribution: forces of change; human resource strategies; skills formation processes; skills formation effort; outcomes. Considerable latitude was given to the companies as to the manner in which they addressed this outline, and to the word length of their submissions. The result is a publication with great diversity and stands as one of the most detailed documentations of current training and development practices in Australia. The Business Council of Australia engaged Wescol Pacific, the Training and Consultancy Division of Wesley College, Melbourne, to collect and prepare for publication this series of case studies. 
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