Millions of people around the world have - and continue to - improve their lives based on the teachings of Dale Carnegie. In How to Win Friends and Influence People Carnegie offers practical advice and techniques, in his exuberant and conversational style, for how to get out of a mental rut and make life more rewarding.
His advice has stood the test of time and will teach you how to:
- make friends quickly and easily - increase your popularity - win people to your way of thinking - enable you to win new clients and customers - become a better speaker and a more entertaining conversationalist - arouse enthusiasm among your colleagues This book will turn around your relationships and improve your dealings with all the people in your life.
Thich Nhat Hanh is a holy man, for he is humble and devout. He is a scholar of immense intellectual capacity. His ideas for peace, if applied, would build a monument to ecumenism, to world brotherhood, to humanity' Martin Luther King, Jr, in Nobel Peace Prize nomination It was under the bodhi tree in India 2500 years ago that Buddha achieved the insight that three states of mind were the source of all our unhappiness: ignorance, obsessive desire and anger. All are equally difficult to control but, in one instant of anger, lives can be ruined, and our spiritual development can be destroyed. Twenty-five centuries after the Buddha's insight, medical science tells us that the Buddha was right: anger can also ruin our health. It is one of the most powerful emotions and one of the most difficult to change. Thich Nhat Hanh offers a fresh perspective on taking care of our anger as we would take care of a baby crying - picking it up, talking quietly to it, probing for what is making the baby cry. Laced with stories and techniques, Anger offers a wise and loving look at transforming this difficult emotion into peace and for bringing harmony and healing to all the areas and relationships in our lives that have been affected by anger.
The Oscar-winning actress, fitness expert, and political activist outlines a roadmap for seniors who are experiencing unprecedented rates of longevity, sharing practical advice on everything from fitness and sexuality to coming to terms with past mistakes and embracing a spiritual life.
Soaring oil prices caused four out of the last five recessions. They caused the current recession. And they will cause the next one.
Expensive oil costs us more than just money. It costs jobs, homes and in the long run it is going to radically alter the way we live. For if cheap oil is the fuel that keeps the machinery of globalisation in motion, then expensive oil has the same effect as pouring diesel into an unleaded tank. Everything stalls; the engine fails. Oil prices will rise again in the coming years, as this utterly convincing insight into our collective future argues. And as oil prices fluctuate wildly, our society will change dramatically, and for good. From the homes we live in and the cars we drive to the food we eat and the places we work, our daily lives and global economy are going to be transformed. But while this new, smaller world will take some getting used to, it will also open our eyes to a more localised and ultimately more liveable way of life.
Music historian and journalist Tim Riley's biography challenges many popular assumptions about Lennon's life, from his widely misunderstood 'Working Class Hero' origins to his epic romance with Yoko Ono. Riley also explores Lennon in all his contradictions: the misogynist turned peace activist, the moralist who loved to outrage and the 'bigger than Christ' LSD enthusiast who settled down to become a house-husband.
A pre-eminent scholar of Beatles music, Riley has consulted some of the most important Beatles scholarship of the past two decades. In a field littered with untrustworthy memoirs, he has culled the most reliable information from hundreds of books, and tracked down even more insightful sources among Lennon's friends, enemies, confidantes, celebrity associates and business contacts. He also writes brilliantly about the music and about Lennon's artistic and creative processes.
The Beatles have just enjoyed their most successful sales decade ever, and this book will be a great gift for the Beatles fan in your life or for anyone with an interest in this British music legend.
'Doing good can help improve your prospects, your profits, and your business; and it can change the world. We must change the way we do business' - Richard Branson Can we bring more meaning to our lives and help change the world at the same time?
In Screw Business as Usual, Richard Branson at his brilliant and motivating best, shares some fascinating and inspiring stories about the people who are already leading the way in transforming business into a force for good, for people and for the planet. Reflecting on some of his own experiences, and those of the Virgin Group, he also shares his new vision for the future and describes how businesses can help create a more prosperous world for everyone.
It's time to turn capitalism upside down - to shift our values, to switch from a just profit focus to caring for people, communities and the world and to turn our work into something we both love and are proud of. It's time to Screw Business as Usual.
Vicar's daughter and aspiring journalist Tess Morgan is willing to do anything to pay off her student overdraft. Luckily for Tess, her flatmate Imogen is the daughter of infamous madam, Liberty Hall, who owns a pleasure palace of the same name that operates under a guise of respectability as a hotel.
When Tess lands herself a summer job catering for 'special clients' at Liberty Hall, she sees an opportunity to clear that overdraft with a bit of undercover journalism. But when she tries to tell all to a Sunday newspaper, Tess is in for a shocking surprise.
Adele is a talented ballet dancer, but her dance company is in danger of losing its funding. When Rafique offers the company his backing in return for a private performance, Adele is keen to help. She must dance the role of a sex-crazed demon, and she learns to relish her new role.
The state of the global economy affects every single one of us. With economic growth threatened by financial regulation and the East and West at competitive odds, the real solutions to global recession can only come through international co-operation. Featuring World leaders, Nobel Prize-winning economists, award-winning writers and opinion formers The Future of Money brings together the finest thinking to suggest solutions to this global predicament.
Felicity is a girl with two different sides to her character, each leading two very separate lives.
There's Fizz - wild child, drummer in a retro punk band, and car thief.
And then there's Felicity - a quiet, polite, and ultra efficient office worker.
But as her attractive, controlling boss takes an interest in her, she finds it hard to keep the two parts of her life separate. Will being with Stephen mean choosing between personas and sacrificing so much of her life? But then, it also appears that Stephen has some very peculiar and addictive ideas about intimacy himself.
The only thing Luke and Cassandra have in common is that they both work for the Government - he as a Director of Communications for the New Spectrum Party, she significantly lower down in the ranks. Serious and ambitious, he wants to change the world. She just wants to have fun.
Cassandra, whose fondness for sexy shoes is exceeded only by her fondness for sexy men, is a woman who knows where she's going, and she certainly isn't going after Luke. But as Cassandra learns more about his mysterious past, her fascination with her new boss grow. She falls hopelessly in lust and vows that she will have him. Luke, however, is not hers for the taking, but knowing what she does about his private life, something has to give.
Alison is a control freak. There's nothing she enjoys more than swanning around her palatial home giving orders to her wealthy but masochistic husband and delighting in his humiliation. Her daily routine consists of shopping, dressing up and pursuing dark pleasures, along with her best friend, Belinda; that is until they are kidnapped and held to ransom.
In the ensuing weeks both women are required to come to terms with their most secret selves. Stripped of their privileges and deprived of the luxury they are used to, they deal with their captivity in surprising and creative ways. For Alison, it is the catalyst to a whole new way of life.
Cassie's chic, smart and knows how to get her clients off the hook. However, when Governer Bryce 'Baby Face' Clarkson's libido lands him in hot water, Cassie's not so keen to bail out this particular red-blooded male. Bryce and Cassie were lovers six years earlier, until she caught the handsome charismatic politician cheating on her and dumped him. Now he's a potential presidential candidate, but he has to survive Queenie Amazon, a buxom dominatrix who is threatening to release a raunchy sex tape featuring the debauched governor in a collar and leash. Cassie is torn between revenge and professional commitment, and she is also becoming increasingly attracted to Bryce's brawny head of security, ex-mercinary Brian Collin. In an atmosphere charged with sexual power, the stakes are high as Election Day draws closer.
Lauren is on top of the world, literally, travelling in the Himalayas to 'find herself'. But when she runs into her first ever boyfriend, Callum, everything turns rocky. Lauren still loves Callum. Callum still loves Lauren. The problem is he is on honeymoon!
Lauren runs off to a monastery in an attempt to get rid of her earthly desires, but with some surprisingly sexy monks around, Lauren's desires only multiply. Then, while trekking, Callum gets altitude sickness. Lauren could take care of him, but what will happen if his new wife finds out?
Claire Sawyer is a PR queen with the breasts of the Venus di Milo and the morals of Attila the Hun. When the opportunity arises to make a star out of James - a scruffy sociology student - Claire and her friend Santosh waste no time in giving the young man the make-over of his life. He soon becomes the beau of the London celeb circuit, fraternising with louche young rock stars and models. What Claire and Santosh don't bank on is their living boy toy having a strong mind and sexuality of his own.
It's the 1930s, Hitler and Mussolini are building their war machine and Europe is a hotbed of political tension. Cia, a young, Anglo-Italian woman, escapes the mayhem, returning to England only to become embroiled in a web of sexual adventures. Her Italian lover has disappeared along with her clothes, lost somewhere between Florence and the Isle of Wight.
Her British friends are carrying on in the manner to which they are accustomed: sailing their yachts and partying. However, this serene facade hides rivalries and forbidden pleasures. It's only a matter of time before Cia's two worlds collide - and Britain's bright young things have to face up to their responsibilities.
When newlyweds Emma and Kit speed away on their matching Ducati motorbikes, Emma knows not to expect a conventional honeymood. From the moment they meet a biker gang and the leader takes a shine to Emma, events take a turn for the bizarre. For the first time in her life she will be pushed to her limits as the gang's idea's for how to have a good time get more and more outrageous. With hard-drinking rock bands, hunky stuntmen, booze-fuelled biker festivals and a whole lot of kinky behaviour on the agenda, Emma's taste for adventure is tested to the max - and Kit's not about to step in and save her from the wild bunch as he's having too much fun himself!
A wild, leather-clad, biker orgy, this high-octane spin across the continent is set to send the blood racing.
For Sophie Page, the job of warden at Elmcote Hall is a dream come true. The beauty of the old house and the overgrown grounds speaks to her love of nature. As a venue for weddings, films and exotic parties the Hall draws curious and intersting people, including the handsome Richard Fox and his friends - who are equally alluring and more puzzling still.
Sophie suspects that Fox is responsible for the sexually charged events taking place by night in the woods around the Hall. However, he is only carrying on a tradition; Elmcote's Victorian owner - the eccentric occultist, Elgar Vaughan - used the grounds for Dionysian sex rituals, and now it's Sophie's turn to find out just how much fun can be had with the old ways of worship.
A lavish 18th century-set Erotic historical It's September 1792 and France is in the throes of violent revolution. Young actress Nicole Chabrier came to Paris four years earlier to seek fame and fortune with the Paris Opera but now her life is in danger from the hordes who are venting their anger on the decadent aristocracy. Rescued by a handsome stranger who has been badly wronged by the nobility, Nicole soon becomes ruled by her passion for this man. Together they seek a reversal of fortune using their charm, good looks and sexual magnetism.
An unusual, erotic and beautifully written story set in the heady whirl of French society in the 1920s.
The lovely Oruela is determined to fit into a lifestyle of opulence among the bright young things of 1920s Biarritz, which is sizzling with decadence. The fabulously wealthy are parading their vices, and she is surrounded by artists, hedonists and intellectuals. Jean is the seemingly devoted lover who will help her realise her wildest dreams. But she has to put her social aspirations on hold when she falls under suspicion for her father's murder. As Oruela becomes embroiled in a series of sensual games, she discovers that blackmail is a powerful weapon that can be used to obtain pleasure as well as money.
When Stephen Stanbrook consults therapist Gabrielle Salinger about his dominant personality, his girlfriend, Poppy, is intrigued. She traces his exploits as he seduces two submissives, known in the SM community as Knickers and Boots. Before long she's put through her paces by him, together with them, and all in uniform. Meanwhile, Gabrielle's old playmate, Jeff Bellbird, is stalking them in the hopes of something even more perverse.
When Ottile Duvier inherits the family home in the fashionable Garden district of New Orleans, it's the ideal opportunity to set her life on a different course and flee from her demanding aristocratic English boyfriend. However, Ottilie arrives in New Orleans to find that her inheritance has been leased to one Helmut von Straffen - a decadent German, known for his notorious Mardi Gras parties. Determined to claim what is righfully hers, Ottilie challenges von Straffen - but ends up being lured into strange games in steamy locations.
Decision Points is the extraordinary memoir of America's 43rd president. Shattering the conventions of political autobiography, George W. Bush offers a strikingly candid journey through the defining decisions of his life.
In gripping, neverbeforeheard detail, President Bush brings readers inside the Texas Governor's Mansion on the night of the hotly contested 2000 election; aboard Air Force One on 9/11, in the hours after America's most devastating attack since Pearl Harbour; at the head of the table in the Situation Room in the moments before launching the war in Iraq; and behind the Oval Office desk for his historic and controversial decisions on the financial crisis, Hurricane Katrina, Afghanistan, Iran, and other issues that have shaped the first decade of the 21st century.
President Bush writes honestly and directly about his flaws and mistakes, as well as his accomplishments reforming education, treating HIV/AIDS in Africa, and safeguarding the country amid chilling warnings of additional terrorist attacks. He also offers intimate new details on his decision to quit drinking, discovery of faith, and relationship with his family.
A groundbreaking new brand of memoir, Decision Points will captivate supporters, surprise critics, and change perspectives on one of the most consequential eras in American history and the man at the centre of events.
Updated with 3 new songs, this is the intimate, first-person chronicle of the life and work of Jay-Z, born Shawn Carter in Brooklyn's notorious Marcy Projects, now known to many as the greatest rapper alive.
Told through lyrics, images and personal narrative, Decoded shares the story of Jay-Z's life through the 10 codes that define him, giving an unparalleled insight into his background, influences and the artistic process that shapes his work. Each chapter features a highly personal narrative section followed by a visually captivating selection of his most famous and provocative lyrics underlining the chapter's themes, along with Jay-Z's own 'decoding' of each lyric, uncovering the wordplay and stories behind the song.
This is a brilliant insight into the art and poetry of hip-hop, as well as the life of one of the genre's greatest artists.