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            Sabotage: The Business of Finance

            Sabotage: The Business of Finance (Paperback)

            By Nesvetailova, Anastasia; Palan, Ronen

            • RRP: $26.00
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            'If you're a progressive, in Britain or elsewhere, and if you think the movement needs fresh ideas, read this book, it's full of them. Then get to work' The Guardian 'It ought to be required reading for every civil servant, regulator and politician in the UK and elsewhere' Litera...ry Review Financial malpractice, we're told, is an aberration: the actions of a few bad apples deviating from the norms of a market-governed process and gaming the system. In Sabotage, political scientists Anastasia Nesvetailova and Ronen Palan blow this fiction apart, showing that sabotage is not an anomaly, but part of the business model of finance - and always has been. Abusive lending practices, misleading investors, manipulating prices, deliberately falsifying figures, cheating, obstruction and taking advantage of 'the dumbest person in the room' - they're actually the main source of profitability in finance, and the surest way to a bonus. If you want to make money in the industry, you need to find ways of sabotaging either your clients, your competitors or the government (or all three), and above all, the market itself. Talking to industry insiders, economists and high net worth customers, examining the history of finance and its workings today, the authors show us how the idea of sabotage not only makes sense of all past economic crises, but must also be at the heart of all future regulations.
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            ISBN 9780141986241
            Released NZ 13 Apr 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Lessons from a Warzone: How to be a Resilient Leader in Times of Crisis
             

            Lessons from a Warzone: How to be a Resilient Leader in Times of Crisis (Paperback)

            By Roumani, Louai Al

            • RRP: $30.00
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            • Pub Date
              18 May 21

            A STORY OF HOPE, PERSEVERANCE AND RESILIENCE IN THE MIDST OF WAR Louai Al Roumani was head of finance and planning at one of the largest banks in Syria, when the war broke out in 2011. In Lessons from a Warzone, Al Roumani shares his very personal account of coping with the day-t...o-day realities of leading an organization in dangerous and hostile conditions. His story shows how inspiration can come from the unlikeliest of places - from the timeless wisdom of merchants in ancient souks to the changing patterns of military checkpoints. During that time, not only did the bank remain robust when others faltered - it thrived and became the undisputed leading bank as people's trust in its capability to safeguard their life-long savings strengthened. In this book, Al Roumani distils the knowledge and skills he and his colleagues developed while steering the bank through four impossible years into ten lessons applicable to any leader facing a crisis today. His valuable, and often counterintuitive, advice - ranging from resisting over-planning to hacking your own IT department to cutting costs (but not morale) - will help anyone understand how to be resilient even in the most challenging of times.
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            ISBN 9780241986769
            Released NZ 18 May 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram - Winner of the FT Business Book of the Year Award

            No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram - Winner of the FT Business Book of the Year Award (Paperback)

            By Frier, Sarah

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            'Deeply researched and highly entertaining.' The Times 'Vivid reporting and electric story-telling.' Ashlee Vance, author of Elon Musk 'Clear-eyed and objective.' New York Times The extraordinary inside story of how Instagram became the world's most successful app In just ten yea...rs, Instagram has gone from being a simple photo app to a $100-billion company. The journey has involved ground-breaking innovations, a billion-dollar takeover, and clashes between some of the biggest names in tech. But it's a story that has never been told - until now. In No Filter, Bloomberg's Sarah Frier reveals how Instagram became the hottest app in a generation, reshaping our culture and economy in the process. With astonishing access to all the key players - from Instagram's co-founders to super-influencers like Kris Jenner - Frier offers behind-the-scenes glimpses of every moment in the company's life: from its launch, to its unlikely acquisition by Facebook, to its founders' dramatic disputes with their new boss, Mark Zuckerberg. But this is not just a Silicon Valley story. No Filter explores how Instagram has reshaped global business, creating a new economy of 'influencers' and pioneering a business model that sells an aspirational lifestyle to all of us. And it delves into Instagram's effects on popular culture, rewiring our understanding of celebrity and placing mounting pressure on all of us to perform online - to the point of warping our perception of reality. The resulting book connects one company's rise to a global revolution in technology, culture and business. Facebook's decision to buy Instagram was the best investment it ever made. But we're still learning about what it has cost the rest of us.
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            ISBN 9781847942548
            Released NZ 18 Feb 2021
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Broker, Trader, Lawyer, Spy: The Secret World of Corporate Espionage
              

            Broker, Trader, Lawyer, Spy: The Secret World of Corporate Espionage (Paperback)

            By Javers, Eamon

            • RRP: $28.99
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            Explores the dangerous and combustible power spies hold over international business. This title presents the story of Allan Pinkerton, the nation's true private eye, and extends through the annals of a rich history that includes tycoons and playboys, presidents and FBI operatives..., CEOs and accountants, Cold War veterans and military personnel.
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            ISBN 9780061697210
            Released NZ 6 May 2011
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Leadership, Character and Strategy: Exploring Diversity
             

            Leadership, Character and Strategy: Exploring Diversity (Hardback)

            By Patching, Keith

            • RRP: $158.60
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            Genetic and environmental differences make people's characters fundamentally different. Based on the experience and research, this is a practitioner's guide to develop a leadership strategy that works for them and their organization.

            ISBN 9780230500846
            Released NZ 22 Nov 2006
            Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Unlocking the Emperor's Door: Success, Tradition and Innovation in China

            Unlocking the Emperor's Door: Success, Tradition and Innovation in China (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sheedy, Christopher

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            An exclusive and unprecedented insight into the inner workings of a multinational Chinese business, for every western business leader who wants to enjoy business success in China..

            ISBN 9781473698390
            Released NZ 29 Dec 2020
            Publisher John Murray Press
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Always Day One: How the Tech Titans Stay on Top

            Always Day One: How the Tech Titans Stay on Top (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kantrowitz, Alex

            • RRP: $38.00
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            At Amazon, 'Day One' is code for inventing like a startup with little regard for legacy. Day Two is, in Jeff Bezos's own words, is 'stasis, followed by irrelevance, followed by excruciating, painful decline, followed by death.' Most companies today are set up for Day Two. They bu...ild advantages and defend them fiercely rather than invent the future. But Amazon and fellow tech titans Facebook, Google, and Microsoft are operating in Day One: they prioritize reinvention over tradition and collaboration over ownership. Through 130 interviews with insiders, from Mark Zuckerberg to hourly workers, Always Day One reveals the tech giants' blueprint for sustainable success. Kantrowitz uncovers the engine propelling the tech giants' continued dominance at a stage when most big companies begin to decline. And he shows the way forward for everyone who wants to compete with, and beat, the titans.
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            ISBN 9780241459058
            Released NZ 9 Apr 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Marketization and Democracy in China
             

            Marketization and Democracy in China (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Zhang, Jianjun

            • RRP: $91.99
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            Since China began an era of market reform three decades ago, many Westerners believed that, political liberalization and, eventually, democracy would follow. However, contrary to Western expectations, China remains an authoritarian country and the communist party is still in powe...r, even though the country has witnessed rapid economic growth and its people have become richer. In Marketization and Democracy in China, Jianjun Zhang questions whether China's market reforms have created favorable social conditions for democracy, whether the country's emerging entrepreneurial class will serve as the democratic social base, and the role of government in the process of transition. Based upon a careful analysis of two regions-Sunan and Wenzhou -the two prototypical local development patterns in China, Zhang finds that different patterns of economic development have produced distinct local-level social and political configurations, only one of which is likely to foster the growth of democratic practices. The results suggest that China's political future is largely dependent upon the emerging class structure and offer a warning on China's development: if market reforms and economic development only enrich a few, then democratic transition will be unlikely. Marketization and Democracy in China will be of interest to scholars of Chinese politics, political science and development studies.
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            ISBN 9780415574280
            Released NZ 15 Dec 2009
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Studies on China in Transition
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            Chinese Migrants in Russia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe
             

            Chinese Migrants in Russia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe (Hardback)

            Edited by Chang, Felix B.; Rucker-Chang, Sunnie T.

            • RRP: $294.00
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            This title provides a comprehensive overview of Chinese migration. It explores how Chinese migration has come about, discusses the motivation of the migrants and examines the significant contribution the migrants are making.

            ISBN 9780415578745
            Released NZ 28 Sep 2011
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series
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            Succeeding in China

            Succeeding in China (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lessons, Fifty

            • RRP: $22.99
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            Helps you learn how the most accomplished leaders from around the globe have tackled their toughest challenges.

            ISBN 9781422139875
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2010
            Publisher Harvard Business School Publis
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Harvard Lessons Learned
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