A new, updated and expanded edition of this New York Times bestseller on howto reconstruct your life so its not all about work. Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan – there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times.Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less,this book is the blueprint.This step-by step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches:* How Tim went from $40,000 dollars per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per MONTH and 4 hours per week* How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want* How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs* How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist* How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent mini-retirements.This new updated and expanded edition includes:More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point* Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating email, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than 5 a meal* How lifestyle design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times* The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.
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In our 24-7 global economy, rest feels like a luxury at best and a weakness at worst. We see work and rest as competitors -but what if theyre actually partners in a productive, balanced lifeBlending rigorous scientific research with implementable strategies – Silicon Valley futurist and business consultant Alex Soojung-Kim Pang exposes how weve underestimated the power of deliberate rest for achieving the work-life balance we so desperately need. Though its as natural as breathing, its also a skill we can all learn to boost our creativity and productivity, and to combat overwork and exhaustion.Full of tips for upping our downtime, from sleep to hobbies to holidays, Rest is a new road map for finding renewed energy and inspiration, and getting more done.
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Admiral William H. McRaven has been in the Navy for 37 years and in 2014 made a speech about the ten life-changing principles that he learned during those years. The video of his speech went viral reaching ten million views and now his inspiring book, Make Your Bed, has taken the US by storm.He spoke about how these ten essential lessons helped him overcome challenges during his naval career and throughout his life; he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves, and the world, for the better.Told with great humility and optimism, this timeless book provides simple and universal wisdom, practical advice, and words of encouragement that will inspire readers to achieve more, even in lifes darkest moments.
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From the horror of the 2006 Villa Nora heist – in which four security guards were burnt alive in their armored vehicle after a ferocious fight-back against highly trained mercenaries– to the 2014 robbery of a cash centre in Witbank, where a gang made off with almost R104 million after impersonating police officers, Heist! is an impeccably researched exposé of an endemic crime phenomenon that some analysts warn could bring South Africa to its knees.Using the information gleaned from thousands of pages of court documents and press reports, as well as interviews with police officers, crime intelligence agents, prosecutors,defense lawyers, researchers, journalists, security guards and the criminals themselves,Heist! provides unprecedented insight into a crime that increased by a staggering 49 per cent in the first eight months of 2017 alone.As informative and thought-provoking as it is distressing, this is a book by an investigative journalist at the top of her game.
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Lê hy dood iewers in ’n mynskag Of het hy die hase pad gekies terwyl aanklagte van bedrogen diefstal teen hom opgehoop het Dié vrae hang in die lug nadat Ralph Haynes, die mafia baas van die Wes-Rand, op 21 Januarie 2011 spoorloos verdwyn het. Nadat hy op daardie dag in ’n helikopter geklim het, is hy nooit weer gesien nie. Haynes se vriende, wat berugte karakters soos Ferdi Barnard en Corrie Goosen insluit,onthou hom as ’n vrygewige Robin Hood wat armes van groente en geld voorsien het. Sy slagoffers, daarenteen, onthou hom as die meedoënlose skelm wat hulle uit groot bedrae geld en besittings geswendel het. Vandag wonder sy eks vrou wat met haar sal gebeur as Haynes onverwags sy opwagting sou maak.Joernalis Izak du Plessis stel ondersoek in na die lewe en verdwyning van dié enigmatiese grootkop van die onderwêreld.
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There was no definite decision on the length of the [hunger] strike – it was to go on until their demands for release were met, or until collapse. They became slow and flagging and they didnt talk much.Previously banned and unavailable in South Africa, Helen Joseph writes a moving personal account of enduring the Treason Trial – one of the longest and most important trials in South African history. She shares stories of the Pony Post -the trialists own postal service and language, the treatment of prisoners, and the real heroes of the Trial: the wives of the accused. She writes honestly and details the trialists perseverance, struggles, compassion and commitment to fighting oppression for all South Africans.This edition is a vital addition to curating our South African history and to our ever-growing Pocket Series.
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On 5 December 2017 the Steinhoff group was still worth R199 billion. Twenty four hours later more than R160 billion of this fortune was wiped out. The Steinhoff Empire which took 20 years to build into an international business giant, had crumbled overnight. Markus Jooste, Steinhoff’s flashy CEO, resigned via SMS and has since been fleeing an avalanche of scandals and accusations: luxury homes for a blonde mistress, allegations of fraud, racing horses and unparalleled extravagance, a lavish, black Jaguar for an old university residence.What exactly happened here Who knew what What is Steinhoff, who is Markus Jooste and what does it all have to do with the so called Stellenbosch mafia Where does business tycoon Christo Wiese, Shoprite and Pepkor fit in and where is the pensioners’ money Well-known financial writer James-Brent Styan unpacks these and other questions in this astounding tale of power and greed, of secrets and deceit, and ultimately the biggest financial breakdown in the history of South Africa.Through interviews with trustworthy sources, revelations from confidential documents and in-depth research about Steinhoff’s history, Styan uncovers what the group doesn’t want you to know.Follow the Money: The story of Steinhoff, Markus Jooste and the Stellenbosch Boys is a gripping financial thriller that will be told as cautionary tale or salacious scandal in both boardrooms and living rooms for decades to come.
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Die motiewe agter gesins moorde is dikwels vreemder as fiksie. Tergende vrae kan deur psigiaters beantwoord word … of dalk nie. Deur na verskeie gevalle van gesins moord te kyk gooi hierdie boek ’n bietjie lig in n baie donker plek. Met onder meer die stories van die Lotters wat gebreinspoel was tot moord ophul ouers en die Van Breda byl moorde.
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Nearly two decades after he was anointed by Nelson Mandela himself, Cyril Ramaphosa is finally elected as President of South Africa. But the country which Ramaphosa inherited is very different from the rainbow nation Mandela led in the 1990s. The South Africa of 2018 is divided and caught in a web of state capture,corruption, poverty and despair. The Zuma years left the country and its institutions battered and bruised. Can Ramaphosa save South Africa and restore it to its former glory Ralph Mathekga answers this question and more in this insightful and riveting book.
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Op Dinsdag 5 Desember 2017 was die Steinhoff-groep nog R199 miljard werd. Vier en twintig uur later is meer as R160 miljard daarvan uitgewis. Die Steinhoff-sakeryk, wat oor 20 jaar tot ’n internasionale sakereus opgebou is, het oornag verkrummel.Markus Jooste, Steinhoff se flambojante grootbaas, het per SMS bedank en vlug sedertdien van die een na die ander geraamte wat uit sy kas val: tientalle spoghuise vir ’n blonde minnares, resiesperde, bewerings van bedrog en ’n blinkswart Jaguar vir ’n ou universiteitskoshuis.Wat presies het hier gebeur Wie het wat geweet Wat is Steinhoff, wie is Markus Jooste en wat het dit met die sogenaamde Stellenbosch-mafia te doen Hoe pas Christo Wiese, Shoprite en Pepkor in en waarheen is die pensionarisse se geldDie bekende sakeskrywer James-Brent Styan beantwoord dié en ander vrae in hierdie verstommende verhaal van die grootste finansiële ineenstoring in die geskiedenis van Suid-Afrika.Deur onderhoude met betroubare bronne, inligting uit vertroulike dokumente en in-dieptenavorsing oor Steinhoff se geskiedenis, onthul hy dt wat die groep oor jare probeer wegsteek het. Steinhoff en die Stellenbosse Boys is ’n boeiende sakeriller wat nog dekades lank in sowel raadsale as sitkamers oorvertel sal word.
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Nothing in life is certain, except death and taxes – or so the expression goes. And over the past two decades South African criminals and tax dodgers have come to realise this truth the hard way.Tax sleuth Johann van Loggerenberg was at the centre of many of SARS’ high-profile cases during his time there. As far as SARS is concerned all forms of income are subjected to tax,even if by ill-gotten means. Whether you are a drug dealer from Durban, one of the hit men who shot Brett Kebble or soccer boss Irvin Khoza, you have to pay your dues!Van Loggerenberg relates the riveting inside stories of the investigations into businessmen like Dave King, Billy Rautenbach, Barry Tannenbaum and his ponzi scheme, and others. Over the years he got to know all the scams and dirty tricks in the book and he explains these in plain language.In these investigations the tax authority worked closely with the police, the NPA and the Directorate of Special Operations. However, after a few years SARS became the victim of its own success. In telling the stories of how tax evaders were caught, Van Loggerenberg also shows how the power struggle between different state departments and the phenomenon of state capture in recent years started crippling SARS.
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Wilhelm Verwoerd wil vrede maak met sy omstrede familie –veral sy oupa, die berugte HF Verwoerd. As baba het sy oupa hom teer vasgehou; hoe versoen hy dit met die onderdrukkerIn sy soektog na begrip kom hy af op ouma Betsie Verwoerd se dagboeke, en voer hy openhartige gesprekke met sy swart buurvrou, sy vriendin Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, en sy ma. ’n Intieme, openhartige blik op wat dit beteken om vandag in Suid-Afrika met integriteit te leef.
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What can we expect from the 2019 election A possible sea change, says veteran political journalist Jan-Jan Joubert, who uses by-election results and registration figures to show how the ANC monolith is crumbling and project expected results.Given the continued flow of support from the ruling party to opposition parties, coalitions – on a provincial and a national level – are the future of South African politics, according to Joubert. But which parties are willing to go into a coalition and with whom Will the ANC turn to the EFF to bolster its support if it loses a big percentage of voters in 2019 Or could the DA and the EFF overcome their ideological differences to oust the ANCJoubert, who has navigated the labyrinth of South African politics for twenty years, takes the reader to the dark corners of the political stage where the deals are made and where self-interest and power play collide to tip the scales of history. In exclusive interviews, key political leaders share their preferences and principles with him, showing the way to our political future.Joubert explains how and why the DA and the EFF manage to work together despite obvious policy differences, who the movers and shakers are in the greater opposition project (including the roles of the IFP, the ACDP and the UDM) and what the personal dynamics between opposition leaders are.This book also looks at what makes or breaks a coalition, how the first moves are made and lifts the veil on the dos and don’ts of sensitive political negotiation.
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Rand en sent, gegrond op die gewilde gelyknamige RSG-program, is ’n onontbeerlike gids vir die man op straat tot goeie persoonlike finansiële bestuur. Die kundigheid van kenners van gerespekteerde finansiële instellings word op ’n toeganklike manier beskikbaar gestel aan lesers wat nie noodwendig toegang tot die dienste van adviseurs of konsultante het nie. Raad word verskaf oor hoe om ’n begroting behoorlik op te stel – en te laat klop. SuidAfrikaners wat hulle in die dryfsand van skuld bevind, kry waardevolle wenke oor hoe om uit die spiraal te ontsnap en te begin spaar. Alles wat ’n mens oor eiendombeleggings, algemene en aanlynbeleggings behoort te weet, is hierin vervat. Inligting oor hoe om die maksimum opbrengs uit polisse te verseker, word gegee, en skuiwergate wat ’n mens op die finansiële pad kan laat struikel, word uitgewys. Hierdie boek is noodsaaklike leesstof vir alle Suid-Afrikaners wat verantwoordelikheid vir hul geldsake wil neem.
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Imagine learning from South Africa’s best of the best in theirrespective fields – be it business, sport, politics, entertainmentor philanthropy – and having access to decades of experience instrategic planning, business and change management, humanresources development, and the nitty-gritty of building a personalbrand that extends to your business and everyone you employ.Look no further than the 200 pages of WIN! Inspiring Interviewswith SA’s Top 20 Leaders by Jeremy Maggs.With 30 years’ experience in journalism, marketing and publicspeaking, Maggs chooses the best of the best he has interviewedover the years, and succinctly captures their winning ways, businesschallenges, some spectacular failures and secrets of their tradeto reach their ultimate goals – being winners! The book looks atattaining all brands of success – whether it be how one leader runsa multi-billion-dollar company; how another inspires masses ofpeople to follow a trend, or how an idea can spark the innovationof a product so basic yet so integral to a community’s prosperity.As you read the book, you will realise there are no hard and fastrules to reaching the top rung of the success ladder – there areunique twists and turns, which enrich each leader’s experience;they are faced with make-or-break split-second decisions; someget a lucky break, while others work, fail and work harder tobecome the cream of the crop. There is a method for each andevery business owner, entrepreneur, manager or franchise owner tomake their business bigger, better and a bold example of winningsuccess.
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Why Zuma asked Atul Gupta. We have close relations with everyone in the ANC. If Zuma is ever ousted, I can tell you for sure that the next one in line from the ANC would be close to us as well. We are ‘Banias’, and we know how to keep our business interests protected, Gupta added.A senior broadcast journalist from India is headhunted to lead the team that’s been tasked to launch the latest privately owned 24-hour television news channel in South Africa. He is lured with promises of a unique professional challenge where he will have the chance to empower young black reporters to tell the stories of ordinary South Africans; train technicians in using the world’s best news gathering technology and state-of-the-art broadcast systems; and create a world-class product across the African continent.But soon he will learn how the influential family who had hired him and the highest office in the country are inextricably linked in a bid to create a propaganda tool that will not only advance a clear political agenda, but also position itself to loot state coffers of millions of rand. This and the flagrant disregard for the law by flouting work visa regulations and exploiting young black South Africans and migrant Indian workers are but a few of the issues that made him realise that he was caught in a web of lies, deceit and political thuggery.Indentured: Behind the Scenes at Gupta TV is Rajesh Sundaram’s story of how he led a small team of Indian broadcast professionals and South African interns to launch the television news channel ANN7 under extremely tight deadlines and the power-grabbing and money-hungry mogul Atul Gupta and his cronies breathing down their necks. All this results in Sundaram quitting his job in a public spat, while his life is threatened, his health deteriorates and his continued loyalty to the vulnerable at ANN7 is tested.GuptaLeaks gave South Africans the facts and Indentured will give the reader the understanding and depth of the true nature of the Zuma-Gupta cabal.
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It is often thought that Dulcie September, Anton Lubowski and Chris Hani were assassinated by apartheid forces simply because they were freedom fighters. But Evelyn Groenink’s painstaking research, conducted over the past 30 years, shows that they were much more than that: they also stood against arms traders and mafias that had invaded the liberation movements. It was their fight against corruption that cost them their lives.One of the most explosive revelations in this book concerns the murder of Chris Hani. Groenink reveals how the police buried evidence and how the state’s brave star eyewitness in all likelihood hadn’t even been at the murder scene.Beside the fact that Hani is widely revered as the incorruptible fighter who is sorely missed, the mystery of the murder itself still fascinates South Africans too. Was there a wider conspiracy This book says there was and it substantiates it meticulously, with evidence – inter alia – from the police docket itself. With regard to the Dulcie September case, as Dulcie’s nephew says in an endorsement of the book, no one has done such thorough research. And certainly no one has, to date, revealed why exactly Dulcie had to die. Until this book, that is.At once murder mystery and personal journey of an investigative journalist, the book speaks to a yearning for the fight against corruption to be successful. Political mafia deals are, after all, still making victims in South Africa: Groenink refers to the Mbombela stadium murder of honest city councillor Jimmy Mohlala in 2010, and the mysterious disappearance in 2017 of South Africa’s Mr Nuclear Senti Thobejane. Nevertheless – which would be important to the reader looking for light at the end of the tunnel – she also notes hope in the strong anti-corruption movement that is growing in South Africa today.
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Oh, look… Another one of those books about rules. Joy.Except that this one may be the defining factor that separates your dream from the reality it could be. Many of us have succeeded at being an entrepreneur. Many, many more have failed.Which side of that would you rather be onSure, entrepreneurship is often about breaking the rules. But there are also a number of them that you should follow if you want to survive long enough to see what happens when you do. A business should be more than just a venture – it should be an adventure! The difference between a successful journey, and a wasted one, is knowing when to do what. That is what this book is about. Not science, but experience. The rules of hustle.
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The first nine months of Donald Trumps term were stormy, outrageous – and absolutely mesmerising. Now, thanks to his deep access to the West Wing, bestselling author Michael Wolff tells the riveting story of how Trump launched a tenure as volatile and fiery as the man himself.In this explosive book, Wolff provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office. Among the revelations:- What President Trumps staff really thinks of him- What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama- Why FBI director James C omey was really fired- Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trumps son-in-law Jared Kushner couldnt be in the same room- Who is really directing the Trump administrations strategy in the wake of Bannons firing- What the secret to communicating with Trump is- What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The ProducersNever before has a presidency so divided the American people. Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Michael Wolffs Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion.
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