Business model generation

A one–page tool to reinvent yourself and your career

The global bestseller Business Model Generation introduced a unique visual way to summarize and creatively brainstorm any business or product idea on a single sheet of paper. Business Model You uses the same powerful one–page tool to teach readers how to draw “personal business models,” which reveal new ways their skills can be adapted to the changing needs of the marketplace to reveal new, more satisfying, career and life possibilities. Produced by the same team that created Business Model Generation, this book is based on the Business Model Canvas methodology, which has quickly emerged as the world′s leading business model description and innovation technique.

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Gladiators pirates and games of trust

How Game Theory, Strategy and Probability Rule Our Lives

This book provides many humorous anecdotes and insightful examples of how our daily lives are affected by Game Theory. Game Theory is the mathematical formalization of interactive decision-making – it assumes that each player’s goal is to maximize his/her benefit, whatever it may be. Players may be friends, foes, political parties, states, or any entity that behaves interactively, whether collectively or individually. One of the problems with game analysis is the fact that, as a player, it’s very hard to know what would benefit each of the other players; some of us are not even clear about our own goals or what might actually benefit us. Haim Shapira uses multiple examples to explain what Game Theory is and how the different interactions between decision-makers can play out. In this book you will: Meet the Nobel Laureate John F Nash and familiarize yourself with his celebrated equilibrium Learn the basic ideas of the art of negotiation Visit the gladiators’ ring and apply for a coaching position Build an airport and divide inheritance Issue ultimatums and learn to trust

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Undoing project

My favourite writer full stop. Engages both heart and brain like no other’ Daily Telegraph

In 1969 two men met on a university campus. Their names were Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky. They were different in every way. But they were both obsessed with the human mind – and both happened to be geniuses. Together, they would change the way we see the world.

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Human universe

‘Engaging, ambitious and creative’ Guardian

Human Universe tackles some of the greatest questions that humans have asked to try and understand the very nature of ourselves and the Universe in which we live. Through the endless leaps of human minds, it explores the extraordinary depth of our knowledge today and where our curiosity may lead us in the future. With groundbreaking insight it reveals how time, physics and chemistry came together to create a creature that can wonder at its own existence, blessed with an unquenchable thirst to discover not just where it came from, but how it can think, where it is going and if it is alone.

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One minute workout

Maximiz health and fitness benefits

We all know we should exercise more – but many of us just don’t have time. The current NHS guidelines advise 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week, and for people with busy lives that can feel like an impossible challenge. But what if you could get all the health and fitness benefits of that 150 minutes in far less time?

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Packed

Lunch Hacks and Recipes to Squeeze More Nutrients Into Your Day

With over 90 ideas for packed lunches, salads, soups, snacks and more, every recipe in Packed has been specially designed to help you use your lunchtime better to recharge, get the nutrients you need and ensure your energy stays high throughout the day. Packed with expert nutritional advice as well as time-saving tips and shopping strategies, it s never been easier to whip up healthy work-day lunches that leave you feeling great. Quick and easy recipes that will make you say goodbye to soggy sandwiches forever, but still save you money by stopping you buying expensive work lunches.

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Product manager

How Top Product Managers Launch Awesome Products and Build Successful Teams

In today’s lightning-fast technology world, good product management is critical to maintaining a competitive advantage. Yet, managing human beings and navigating complex product roadmaps is no easy task, and it’s rare to find a product leader who can steward a digital product from concept to launch without a couple of major hiccups. Why do some product leaders succeed while others don’t? This insightful book presents interviews with nearly 100 leading product managers from all over the world. Authors Richard Banfield, Martin Eriksson, and Nate Walkingshaw draw on decades of experience in product design and development to capture the approaches, styles, insights, and techniques of successful product managers. If you want to understand what drives good product leaders, this book is an irreplaceable resource. In three parts, Product Leadership helps you explore: Themes and patterns of successful teams and their leaders, and ways to attain those characteristics Best approaches for guiding your product team through the startup, emerging, and enterprise stages of a company’s evolution Strategies and tactics for working with customers, agencies, partners, and external stakeholders

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Tyranny of choice

he Tyranny of Choice explores how late capitalism’s shrill exhortations to ‘be oneself’

We are encouraged from all sides to view our lives as being full of choices. Like the products on a supermarket shelf, our careers, our relationships, our bodies, our very identities seem to be there for the choosing. But paradoxically this seeming freedom to choose can create extreme anxiety, and feelings of inadequacy and guilt. The Tyranny of Choice explores how late capitalism’s shrill exhortations to ‘be oneself’ can be a tyranny which only leads to ever-greater disquiet and how insistence on choice being a purely individual matter prevents social change.

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Universal a guide to the cosmos

You don’t need a Large Hadron Collider or a Hubble Space Telescope to explore the cosmos. You just need this book.

When exactly did life begin? What really happened during the big bang – and before it? Is the universe expanding? Is dark matter real? Do we live in one of many worlds? What’s more, how can we prove any of this? This book is all about how we – any of us – can gain an understanding of the Universe in all its awe-inspiring glory. Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw take us on an epic journey of scientific exploration, revealing how the biggest questions – from the size of the earth to the distance to the stars – are answerable from our own back gardens.

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1000 films to change your life

Twenty-four frames a second, 100 heartbeats a minute, a dozen emotional highs an hour – and shockwaves that last a lifetime: that’s cinema.

Films entertain us like nothing else can, but they also have the power to change our lives. A film can frighten or reassure us, make us laugh, make us sad or remorseful, make us want to change the world.

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