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  • Community Development in an Uncertain World

    Vision, Analysis and Practice

    by Jim Ife ...
    In Community Development in an Uncertain World, Jim Ife draws on the principles of social justice, ecological responsibility and post-Enlightenment and Indigenous perspectives to advance new holistic approaches to community development. The book explores the concept of community development on a local and international scale in the context of globalisation and postcolonial theory. Students will ... Read more

    $57.96 AUD

  • The Talent Code

    Greatness isn't born. It's grown

    by Daniel Coyle ...
    'Talent. You've either got it or you haven't.' Not true, actually.In The Talent Code, award-winning journalist Daniel Coyle draws on cutting-edge research to reveal that, far from being some abstract mystical power fixed at birth, ability really can be created and nurtured.In the process, he considers talent at work in venues as diverse as a music school in Dallas and a tennis academy near Moscow ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Life in a Victorian Household

    by Pamela Horn ...
    What was it like to live in a Victorian household? What time did the servants have to get up? What was the food like and who cooked it? How did the clothing differ for the different types of servants? How much did the servants get paid? This fascinating book takes you back in time and shows you what it was really like to live in Victorian times, for those both above and below stairs, and what ... Read more

    $5.49 AUD

  • Bullshit Jobs

    A Theory

    by David Graeber ...
    'Spectacular and terrifyingly true' Owen Jones'Thought-provoking and funny' The TimesUp to 40% of us secretly believe our jobs probably aren't necessary. In other words: they are bullshit jobs. This book shows why, and what we can do about it.In the early twentieth century, people prophesied that technology would see us all working fifteen-hour weeks and driving flying cars. Instead, something ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Quarterly Essay 75 Men at Work

    Australia's Parenthood Trap

    by Annabel Crabb ...
    Book 75 - Quarterly Essay
    When New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, announced her pregnancy, the headlines raced around the world. But when Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg became the first prime minister and treasurer duo since the 1970s to take on the roles while bringing up young children, this detail passed largely without notice. Why do we still accept that fathers will be absent? Why do so few men take ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Death of Holden

    The bestselling account of the decline of Australian manufacturing

    Holden is one of the few brands that has an emotional grip on Australia (Qantas being another). The closure of the Holden factory in Adelaide is not just the end of a business - it's the end of an era, of a story, and of a great Australian dream.When Holden signalled that it would close its Adelaide factory, it struck at the very heart of Australian identity. Holden is our car made on our shores. ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Can't Even

    How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation

    An incendiary examination of burnout - what got us here, the pressures that sustain it and the need for drastic changeAre you tired, stressed and trying your best but somehow it's never enough?Does your job seep into your evenings and your home life creep into your work?Does the bottom half of your To Do list feel unreachable?This is burnout and it is affecting how we work, parent, socialise and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Life's Too Short

    by Various ...
    What does it feel like to drive a lorry that's out of control?What really goes on in a school full of unruly children?Could you travel all over the world for work?Whether we love it or hate it, work has a huge impact on our lives and in recent times working life has totally changed. So what is life really like at work today?From builder to baker to social care worker, these writers let us know. ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • Work

    A History of How We Spend Our Time

    by James Suzman ...
    _______________'A fascinating exploration that challenges our basic assumptions of what work means' - Yuval Noah Harari'There is eminently underlinable stuff on most pages ... Fascinating' - The Times'One of those few books that will turn your customary ways of thinking upside down' - Susan Cain'Illuminating' - New Statesman_______________</s... ... Read more

    $15.72 AUD

  • Average Is Over

    Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation

    by Tyler Cowen ...
    Renowned economist and author of Big Business Tyler Cowen brings a groundbreaking analysis of capitalism, the job market, and the growing gap between the one percent and minimum wage workers in this follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Great Stagnation.The United States continues to mint more millionaires and billionaires than any country ever. Yet, since the great recession, three ... Read more

    $17.70 AUD

  • The Sociology Book

    Big Ideas Simply Explained

    series Big Ideas
    Learn about how we organise our society in The Sociology Book.Part of the fascinating Big Ideas series, this book tackles tricky topics and themes in a simple and easy to follow format. Learn about Sociology in this overview guide to the subject, brilliant for beginners looking to learn and experts wishing to refresh their knowledge alike! The Sociology Book brings a fresh and vibrant take on the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Witches

    What Women Do Together

    Covens. Girl bands. Ballet troupes. Convents. In all times and places, girls and women have come together in communities of vocation, of necessity, of support. And wherever women gather, magic happens. Female farmers change the way we grow our food. Online beauty communities democratise the intricacies of skincare. Teen girls invent phrases that enter the urban lexicon, and choose our next pop ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Work Won’t Love You Back

    How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted and Alone

    by Sarah Jaffe ...
    You’re told that if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. Whether it’s working for free in exchange for ‘experience’, enduring poor treatment in the name of being ‘part of the family’, or clocking serious overtime for a good cause, more and more of us are pushed to make sacrifices for the privilege of being able to do work we enjoy. Work Won’t Love You Back examines how we ... Read more

    $27.93 AUD

  • A World Without Work

    Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond

    NOMINATED FOR THE FT & McKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2020'A path-breaking, thought-provoking and in-depth study of how new technology will transform the world of work' Gordon Brown'Compelling... Should be required reading for any presidential candidate' New York TimesNew technologies have always provoked panic about workers being replaced by machines. In the past, such fears have been ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Working

    People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do

    by Studs Terkel ...
    A Pulitzer Prize winner interviews workers, from policemen to piano tuners: “Magnificent . . . To read it is to hear America talking.” —The Boston GlobeA National Book Award Finalist and New York Times bestsellerStuds Terkel’s classic oral history Working is a compelling look at jobs and the people who do them. Consisting of over one hundred interviews with everyone from a gravedigger to a studio ... Read more

    $22.87 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Meritocracy Trap

    'This book flips your world upside down. Daniel Markovits argues that meritocracy isn't a virtuous, efficient system that rewards the best and brightest. Instead it rewards middle-class families who can afford huge investments in their children's education ... Frightening, eye-opening stuff' The Times, Books of the YearEven in the midst of runaway economic inequality and dangerous social division, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Dirty Work

    Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality

    by Eyal Press ...
    A compelling investigation into the phenomenon of dirty work – labour that society considers essential, but morally compromised.A New Statesman Book of the Year'This book will prompt a public reckoning with inequality in work' Michael J. Sandel'A scathing and thoughtful book about labor and principles' Rebecca Solnit'A writer in the tradition of George Orwell and Martha Gellhorn' Corey Robin</s... ... Read more

    $14.07 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Economics: A Very Short Introduction

    series Very Short Introductions
    Economics has the capacity to offer us deep insights into some of the most formidable problems of life, and offer solutions to them too. Combining a global approach with examples from everyday life, Partha Dasgupta describes the lives of two children who live very different lives in different parts of the world: in the Mid-West USA and in Ethiopia. He compares the obstacles facing them, and the ... Read more

    $11.21 AUD

  • The 4 Day Week

    How the Flexible Work Revolution Can Increase Productivity, Profitability and Well-being, and Create a Sustainable Future

    by Andrew Barnes ...
    SHORTLISTED FOR THE BUSINESS BOOK AWARDS 2021In The 4 Day Week, entrepreneur and business innovator Andrew Barnes makes the case for the four-day work week as the answer to many of the ills of the 21st-century global economy.Barnes conducted an experiment in his own business, the New Zealand trust company Perpetual Guardian, and asked his staff to design a four-day week that would permit them to ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Craftsman

    Why do people work hard, and take pride in what they do? This book, a philosophically-minded enquiry into practical activity of many different kinds past and present, is about what happens when people try to do a good job. It asks us to think about the true meaning of skill in the 'skills society' and argues that pure competition is a poor way to achieve quality work. Sennett suggests, instead, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Unfair Advantage

    BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD-WINNER: How You Already Have What It Takes to Succeed

    WINNER OF BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2021 AND BEST START UP/SCALE UP BOOK AWARD 2021This ground-breaking book exposes the myths behind startup success, illuminates the real forces at work and shows how they can be harnessed in your favour.The world isn't a level playing field. Meritocracy is a myth. And if you look at those at the top, you realise that behind every success story is an Unfair ... Read more

    $12.42 AUD

  • The Fourth Age

    Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity

    by Byron Reese ...
    “The Fourth Age not only discusses what the rise of A.I. will mean for us, it also forces readers to challenge their preconceptions. And it manages to do all this in a way that is both entertaining and engaging.” —The New York TimesAs we approach a great turning point in history when technology is poised to redefine what it means to be human, The Fourth Age offers fascinating insight into AI, ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Attraction Tradie

    How to Build and Manage a Phenomenal Trade Business

    by Edward Clark ...
    Attraction Tradie: A trade business owner and entrepreneur who runs a modern, profitable, customer-focused business, and who consistently attracts the right clients and business opportunities. The business environment has evolved rapidly in recent years. Changes in marketing, technology and customer service provide huge opportunities for well-prepared businesses, but most tradies are missing out ... Read more

    $14.66 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money

    The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money is Keynes' masterpiece published right after the Great Depression. It sought to bring about a revolution, commonly referred to as the "Keynesian Revolution", in the way economists thought - especially challenging the proposition that a market economy tends naturally to restore itself to full employment on its own. Regarded widely as the ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus