Conflict is an inevitable part of life, according to this ancient Chinese classic of strategy, but everything necessary to deal with conflict wisely, honorably, victoriously, is already present within us. Compiled more than two thousand years ago by a mysterious warrior-philosopher, THE ART OF WAR is still perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world, as eagerly studied in Asia by modern politicians and executives as it has been by military leaders since ancient times. As a study of the anatomy of organizations in conflict, THE ART OF WAR applies to competition and conflict in general, on every level from the interpersonal to the international. Its aim is invincibility, victory without battle, and unassailable strength through understanding the physics, politics, and psychology of conflict.
Item Code: BN00140
YOUR STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO FINANCIAL PEACE OF MIND!How can you become financially secure with the resources at your disposal What is the safest way to invest, and accumulate, money And why is it never too late to start planning your financial well-beingMoney plays a role in nearly every aspect of our lives, and yet very few of us know how to save, whereto invest and how to avoid money troubles. This highly accessible book is aimed at anyone who wants to improve their financial situation, from the financial novice who needs clear basic guidelines on how to deal with money to those who are more financially savvy but want to supplement their knowledge. Covering a range of topics, from saving, investing, debt management, buying a house to blunders to avoid, Become Your Own Financial Advisor provides people of all ages and levels of wealth with practical information on how to improve their finances. And, in the process, proves that financial freedom is possible for everyone.
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Hoe raak die wete dat almal sterﬂ ik is ons siening van die sin van die lewe?
Softcover, 224 pages, 198 x 130 mm
Product Code: 112610
Why do people ‘lose their heads’? Chris Mahlangu, who murdered Eugène Terre’Blanche, did not just bludgeon him to death, he literally hacked him to pieces with a steel pipe. Five case studies about real-life South African violent criminals as told by seasoned crime writer Carla van der Spuy and clinical psychologist Dr. Henk Swanepoel.
Softcover, 240 pages, 212 x 137 mm
Product Code: 112700
This book is a celebration of our affection for dogs.The human-dog relationship has continually evolvedand continues to forge new functions and forms– so the very meaning of dogs is constantly beingrewritten. Humankinds assigning of tasks to dogs hasplayed a significant part in our own ability to thriveover thousands of years.No other mammal is so diverse in form, function orvalue. The celebration of love for all things caninecan in many ways be attributed to our own selflove.We have dogs because they help us and weshape them to our own needs – most obviously bybreeding them and altering their function or format a fundamental genetic level. By looking veryclosely at what we have now, we may understanddogs better and in turn, understand ourselves.
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Cult bestseller, new buzz word… Freakonomics is at the heart of everything wesee and do and the subjects that bedevil us daily: from parenting to crime, sportto politics, fat to cheating, fear to traffic jams. Asking provocative and profoundquestions about human motivation and contemporary living and reaching someastonishing conclusions, Freakonomics will make you see the familiar worldthrough a completely original lens.
Item Code: BN00130
Good To Great explores a whole new concept, backed by the rigorous research standards which gave Built to Last such an impact.1. Good is the Enemy of Great — the scope of the project2. Level 5 Leadership — the type of leader required, humble and ferocious3. First Who …. Then What — how companies set the foundation for their shift from good to great4. Confront the Brutal Facts (Yet Never Lose Faith) — the duality that leads to greatness5. Hedgehog Concept — how to find the one big thing your company must focus on6. A Culture of Discipline — the magical alchemy of great performance7. Technology Accelerators — technology is a trap, unless used right8. The Flywheel and the Doom Loop — how to build sustained momentum and avoid the new regime, new revolution doom loop9. From Good To Great to Built to Last — how to take a company from great to enduring greatAppendices: Good To Great in: the New Economy; non-Profits; Government; Investors; outside the US.Plus four research appendices
Item Code: BN00100
This book, translated from the Afrikaans version, contains questions RSG listeners have asked experts on the programme Hoe verklaar jy dit? It will pique your interest in the world around you.
Softcover, 200 pages, 234 x 153 mm
Product Code: 112900
This is the most famous confidence-boosting book ever published; with sales of over 16 million copies worldwide Millions of people around the world have improved their lives based on the teachings of Dale Carnegie.In How to Win Friends and Influence People , he 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; persuade people to follow your way of thinking; enable you to win new clients and customers; become a better speaker; and boost enthusiasm among your colleagues.This classic book will turn your relationships around and improve your interactions with everyone in your life. Dale Carnegie, known as the arch-priest of the art of making friends, pioneered the development of personal business skills, self-confidence and motivational techniques. His books – most notably How to Win Friends and Influence People – have sold tens of millions worldwide and, even in todays changing climate, they remain as popular as ever.
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Transform your home into a permanently clear and clutter-free space with the incredibleKonMari Method. Japans expert declutterer and professional cleaner Marie Kondo will helpyou tidy your rooms once and for all with her inspirational step-by-step method.The key to successful tidying is to tackle your home in the correct order, to keep only thethings you really love and to do it all at once – and quickly. After that for the rest of yourlife you only need to choose what to keep and what to discard.The KonMari Method will not just transform your space. Once you have your house inorder you will find that your whole life will change. You can feel more confident, you canbecome more successful, and you can have the energy and motivation to create the lifeyou want. You will also have the courage to move on from the negative aspects of yourlife: you can recognise and finish a bad relationship; you can stop feeling anxious; youcan finally lose weight.Marie Kondos method is based on a once-cleaned, never-messy-again approach. If youthink that such a thing is impossible then you should definitely read this compelling book.
Item Code: BN00150
My Low Carb Kitchen is an easy, accessible, step-by-stepguide to living a low-carb lifestyle. It tells you whichfoods to eliminate, and which to include, to be healthyand full of energy. With over 50 mouthwatering recipes,weekly meal plans and shopping lists, you will beorganised in no time.
Item Code: BL00130
A prominent Viennese psychiatrist before the war, Viktor Frankl was uniquely able toobserve the way that he and other inmates coped with the experience of being inAuschwitz. He noticed that it was the men who comforted others and who gave away theirlast piece of bread who survived the longest – and who offered proof that everything canbe taken away from us except the ability to choose our attitude in any given set ofcircumstances.The sort of person the prisoner became was the result of an inner decision and not ofcamp influences alone. Only those who allowed their inner hold on their moral andspiritual selves to subside eventually fell victim to the camps degenerating influence -while those who made a victory of those experiences turned them into an inner triumph.Frankl came to believe that mans deepest desire is to search for meaning and purpose.This outstanding work offers us all a way to transcend suffering and find significance inthe art of living.
Product Code: BN00120
We never get an instruction manual about how money works. We never have to pass a test to get our Money License before we can take a new credit card for a drive. Most of what we learn about money comes from advertising or from other people who know as little as we do. No wonder we make such basic mistakes. No wonder we feel disempowered and scared. No wonder so many of us just decide to stick our heads in the damn sand and just never deal with it. I wrote this book, because so many of the people I spoke to told me that they wished someone would.In this clear and engaging basic guide to managing your finances, Sam Beckbessinger covers topics from compound interest and inflation to Your brain on money, negotiating a raise, and particularly local South African phenomena like black tax. The book includes exercises and how-to’s, doesn’t shy away from the psychology of money, and is empowering, humorous and helpful. The book you wish you’d had at 25, but is never too late to read.
Item Code: BN00190
Why do some people achieve so much more than others Can they lie so far out of the ordinaryIn his provocative and inspiring book, Malcolm Gladwell looks at everyone from rock stars to professional athletes, software billionaires to scientific geniuses, to show that the story of success is far more surprising, and more fascinating, than we could ever have imagined. He reveals that its as much about where were from and what we do, as who we are – and that no one, not even a genius, ever makes it alone.Outliers will change the way you think about your own life story, and about what makes us all unique. Like Blink, this is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.
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The phenomenal and inspiring bestseller by the father of positive thinking. THE POWER OFPOSITIVE THINKING is a practical, direct-action application of spiritual techniques toovercome defeat and win confidence, success and joy. Norman Vincent Peale, the fatherof positive thinking and one of the most widely read inspirational writers of all time,shares his famous formula of faith and optimism which millions of people have taken astheir own simple and effective philosophy of living. His gentle guidance helps to eliminatedefeatist attitudes, to know the power you possess and to make the best of your life.
Item Code: BN00170
What is the origin of the word ‘Bluetooth’? How do you have sex in space? When walking around Rondebosch Common, why is it wise not to go widdershins? Join veteran broadcaster John Maytham on a tour of some of the oddest, arcane and most surprising questions put to him by 567 CapeTalk listeners to test his remarkable general knowledge in the Rapid Fire insert on the afternoon drive-time show.
Softcover, 224 pages, 198 x 130 mm
Product Code: 112910
April 2017 marks 20 years since Robert Kiyosakis Rich Dad Poor Dad first made waves in the Personal Finance arena. It has since become the #1 Personal Finance book of all time… translated into dozens of languages and sold around the world. Rich Dad Poor Dad is Roberts story of growing up with two dads – his real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad – and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you. 20 Years… 20/20 Hindsight In the 20th Anniversary Edition of this classic, Robert offers an update on what weve seen over the past 20 years related to money, investing, and the global economy. Sidebars throughout the book will take readers – fast forward – from 1997 to today – as Robert assesses how the principles taught by his rich dad have stood the test of time. In many ways, the messages of Rich Dad Poor Dad, messages that were criticized and challenged two decades ago, are more meaningful, relevant and important today than they were 20 years ago. As always, readers can expect that Robert will be candid, insightful… and continue to rock more than a few boats in his retrospective. Will there be a few surprises Count on it. Rich Dad Poor Dad… Explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to become rich. Challenges the belief that your house is an asset. Shows parents why they cant rely on the school system to teach their kids about money. Defines once and for all an asset and a liability. Teaches you what to teach your kids about money for their future financial success.
Item Code: BN00580
Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us.We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant What makes us deadly What makes us SapiensIn this bold and provocative book, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we’re going.Sapiens is a thrilling account of humankind’s extraordinary history – from the Stone Age to the Silicon Age – and our journey from insignificant apes to rulers of the world‘It tackles the biggest questions of history and of the modern world, and it is written in unforgettably vivid language. You will love it!’ – Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs and Steel
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Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller, but even when he stays safely at home he cant contain his curiosity about the world around him. A Short History of Nearly Everything is his quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization – how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. Bill Brysons challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry and particle physics, and see if there isnt some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. The ultimate eye-opening journey through time and space, A Short History of Nearly Everything is the biggest-selling popular science book of the 21st century, and reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.
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Confronting and solving problems is a painful process which most of us attempt to avoid.And the very avoidance results in greater pain and an inability to grow both mentally and spiritually. Drawing heavily on his own professional experience, Dr M. Scott Peck, a practicing psychiatrist, suggests ways in which facing our difficulties – and suffering through the changes – can enable us to reach a higher level of self-understanding. He discusses the nature of loving relation-ships: how to recognize true compatibility; how to distinguish dependency from love; how to become ones own person and how to be a more sensitive parent.
Item Code: BN00180