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  • Cultish

    The Language of Fanaticism

    The author of the widely praised Wordslut analyzes the social science of cult influence: how cultish groups from Jonestown and Scientology to SoulCycle and social media gurus use language as the ultimate form of power.What makes “cults” so intriguing and frightening? What makes them powerful? The reason why so many of us binge Manson documentaries by the dozen and fall down rabbit holes ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The Charisma Myth

    How to Engage, Influence and Motivate People

    What if charisma could be taught?What you'll find here is practical magic: unique knowledge, drawn from a variety of sciences, revealing what charisma really is and how it works. You'll get both the insights and the techniques you need to apply this knowledge. The world will become your lab, and every person you meet, a chance to experiment.The Charisma Myth is a mix of fun stories, sound science, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Manufacturing Consent

    The Political Economy of the Mass Media

    We normally think that the press are cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitous in its search for truth. In Manufacturing Consent Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky show how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets of the news. Far from challenging established power, the media work hard to discover and mirror its assumptions. The authors skilfully dissect the way in which the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Culture Code

    The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups

    by Daniel Coyle ...
    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'A marvel of insight and practicality' Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit____________________________How do you build and sustain a great team?The Culture Code reveals the secrets of some of the best teams in the world - from Pixar to Google to US Navy SEALs - explaining the three skills such groups have maste... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Politics and the English Language

    by George Orwell ...
    series Penguin Modern Classics
    'Politics and the English Language' is widely considered Orwell's most important essay on style. Style, for Orwell, was never simply a question of aesthetics; it was always inextricably linked to politics and to truth.'All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.When the general atmosphere is bad, language must suffer.'Language ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • Dear Writer, You Need to Quit

    by Becca Syme ...
    series QuitBooks for Writers #1
    The marketplace is crowded. The industry is moving fast. Everyone has opinions about how you should work and how you should run your business. If you've found this book, there's a good chance you've heard them all. So, what am I saying that's any different?I'm saying, there are some things we all need to quit doing. What are they? Take a look inside and see.Of course, you could still click away, ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • You’re Not Listening

    What You’re Missing and Why It Matters

    by Kate Murphy ...
    'BRILLIANT' Chris Evans, Virgin Radio Breakfast ShowWhen was the last time you listened to someone, or someone really listened to you?This life-changing book will transform your conversations forever.At work, we're taught to lead the conversation.On social media, we shape our personal narratives.At parties, we talk over one another. So do our politicians.We're not listening.... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD $4.99 AUD

  • The Art of Gathering

    How We Meet and Why It Matters

    by Priya Parker ...
    Being deprived of social gatherings revealed just how important they are; to connect with others, collaborate, share ideas and create moving, life-affirming experiences.___________________________If there's one thing lockdown has shown us, it's that time together is a gift we've too often taken for granted.In The Art of Gathering, Priya Parker shows us how to ensure that however we meet, it's a ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Power of Body Language

    by Tonya Reiman ...
    Nationally renowned body language expert Tonya Reiman illuminates what until now has been a gray area in interpersonal communication: harnessing the power of your nonverbal cues to get what you want out of every aspect of life, from professional encounters to personal relationships.Unlike other books on this fascinating topic, The Power of Body Language is your practical, personal playbook for ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Focusing

    How to Gain Direct Access to Your Body's Knowledge (25th Anniversary Edition of the Classic Bestseller Revised and Updated)

    'Focusing' is a technique first developed 25 years ago by American psychologist and philosopher Eugene Gendlin. Hugely influential, it offers six specific steps you can take to open up your inner world of deeper feelings and intuition - and shows you how to listen to others with more empathy. Short, very accessible yet also profound, this book is even more relevant today than it was when ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Getting More

    How You Can Negotiate to Succeed in Work and Life

    LEARN HOW TO GET MORE IN EVERY SITUATION FROM THE WORLD'S LEADING NEGOTIATORWe're always negotiating. Whether making a business deal, talking to friends or booking a holiday, negotiation is going on. And most of us are terrible at it.Wharton Business School Professor Stuart Diamond runs the most popular course at Wharton business school, he advises Google and the UN on how to make deals, and his ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Rise of the Fifth Estate

    social media and blogging in Australian politics

    by Greg Jericho ...
    The Rise of the Fifth Estate is the first book to examine the emergence of social media as a new force in the coverage of Australian politics.Using original research, Greg Jericho reveals who makes up the Australian political blogosphere, and tackles head-on some of its key developments — the way that Australia’s journalists and federal politicians use social media and digital news, the ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • The James Bond Cold Reading

    by Julian Moore ...
    series Speed Learning
    "I got Julian's book and it is wonderful! It is a great system for doing a reading and extremely practical. I applaud Julian and highly recommend this!" - Richard OsterlindThe James Bond Cold Reading is a whole new take on the twelve lines of the 'Classic Reading' made so popular from the 50's to the present day. Julian 'Bev' Moore shows you how this much discussed but seldom used powerful cold ... Read more

    $8.50 AUD

  • Thank You for Arguing

    What Cicero, Shakespeare and the Simpsons Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion

    by Jay Heinrichs ...
    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERYour ultimate guide to the art of winning arguments, in a brand new editionEveryone is always trying to persuade us of something: politicians, advertising, the media, and most definitely our families. Thank You for Arguing is your master class in the art of persuasion, taught by professors ranging from Bart Simpson to Winston Churchill. With all the wisdom of the ages, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Summary: How to Win Friends and Influence People

    Review and Analysis of Carnegie's Book

    The must-read summary of Dale Carnegie's book "How to win Friends and Influence People: The All-Time Classic Manual of People Skills"This complete summary of the ideas from Dale Carnegie's book "How to Win Friends and Influence People" shows that no matter your occupation, goals, ambitions or your position in a company, dealing with people is your biggest challenge. Therefore, if you learn how to ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • What Is to Be Done

    political engagement and saving the planet

    by Barry Jones ...
    A follow-up to the author’s prescient bestseller, first published in 1982, that alerted the public to the likely impacts of information technologies and the emergence of a post-industrial society.When Sleepers, Wake! was released in Australia, it immediately became influential around the world: it was read by Deng Xiaoping and Bill Gates; was published in China, Japan, South Korea, and Sweden; and ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • The Art of Civilized Conversation

    A Guide to Expressing Yourself With Style and Grace

    For those intimidated by the complexity of personal interaction, or those simply looking to polish their speaking skills, The Art of Civilized Conversation is a powerful guide to communicating in an endearing way.In our fast-paced, electronic society, the most basic social interaction—talking face-to-face—can be a challenge for even the most educated and self-assured individuals. And yet making ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • How to Talk So People Will Listen

    by Steve Brown ...
    Words are powerful when they are used correctly. If readers want to motivate their kids or employees, convince bosses to give them a raise, speak with confidence to large groups of people, or give a report that won't leave people snoozing, How to Talk So People Will Listen is the classic resource they need. Expert communicator Steve Brown shows readers how to speak with authority, win an argument, ... Read more

    $13.19 AUD

  • Do I Make Myself Clear?

    Why Writing Well Matters

    by Harold Evans ...
    Harold Evans has edited everything from the urgent files of battlefield reporters to the complex thought processes of Henry Kissinger, and he has been knighted for his services to journalism. In Do I Make Myself Clear?, his definitive guide to writing well, Evans brings his indispensable insight to the art of clear communication.The right words are oxygen to our ideas, but the digital era, with ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Hidden Agendas

    by John Pilger ...
    In this powerful book, journalist and film maker John Pilger strips away the layers of deception, dissembling language and omission that prevent us from understanding how the world really works.From the invisible corners of Tony Blair's Britain to Burma, Vietnam, Australia, South Africa and the illusions of the 'media age', power, he argues, has its own agenda. Unchallenged, it operates to protect ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Modern Chinese (BOOK 1) - Learn Chinese in a Simple and Successful Way - Series BOOK 1, 2, 3, 4

    series Modern Chinese #1
    Author Vivienne Zhang is a native Chinese speaker fluent in English who has been translating, interpreting and teaching for many years. She has tried, tested and perfected various lessons and techniques that apply well to Chinese studies. These modern techniques are now published in a series of four books. Each book teaches the reader both Pinyin and Hanzi (Chinese characters). One of the unique ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing

    A Brief History of Swearing

    by Melissa Mohr ...
    Almost everyone swears, or worries about not swearing, from the two year-old who has just discovered the power of potty mouth to the grandma who wonders why every other word she hears is obscene. Whether they express anger or exhilaration, are meant to insult or to commend, swear words perform a crucial role in language. But swearing is also a uniquely well-suited lens through which to look at ... Read more

    $15.72 AUD

  • Flat Earth News

    An Award-winning Reporter Exposes Falsehood, Distortion and Propaganda in the Global Media

    by Nick Davies ...
    Does ‘fake news’ really exist? Find out from the ultimate insider.After years of working as a respected journalist, Nick Davies, in this shocking exposé, reveals what really goes on behind the scenes of this contentious industry.From a prestigious newspaper that allowed intelligence agencies to plant fiction in its columns, to the newsroom that routinely rejected stories due to racial bias, to the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Media and Society

    Production, Content and Participation

    ′This is the media and society text that critical scholars have been waiting for′.- Professor Mark Andrejevic, Pomona CollegeThis book unpacks the role of the media in social, cultural and political contexts and encourages you to reflect on the power relationships that are formed as a result.Structured around the three cornerstones of media studies; production, content and participation, this is ... Read more

    $55.32 AUD