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The Tsar's Banker
The Tsar's Banker
by Stephen Davis
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars I loved the characters and the wonderful description of their tortuous ..., 15 July 2017
This review is from: The Tsar's Banker (Paperback)
As the old joke goes "I read a book on gravity, I couldn't put it down!" As one who is interested in recent, or relatively recent history, I found this book a fascinating read - and I couldn't put it down! Although a novel, one felt that it was totally based on fact and not fiction. I loved the characters and the wonderful description of their tortuous journey. Well done Stephen on your first and brilliant novel.


Mapping Motivation: Unlocking the Key to Employee Energy and Engagement
Mapping Motivation: Unlocking the Key to Employee Energy and Engagement
by James Sale
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £50.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Focus on your drivers not your personality., 25 Mar. 2016
James's book goes beyond the psychometric testing I had to endure in my early career! Those were about characteristics and personality traits and they had little to do with company culture and motivation. We've moved on from the 1980's.
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Self Made Me: Why Being Self-Employed Beats Everyday Employment
Self Made Me: Why Being Self-Employed Beats Everyday Employment
by Geoff Burch
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.73

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Self Made Me, 31 Jan. 2012
With each job vacancy now attracting as many as one hundred and fifty applicants and nearly five million people now operating as freelancers in the UK, the need for a different approach towards work is becoming of paramount importance. In Self Made Me, international business speaker and guru Geoff Burch explores the world of self-employment. He points out that paid employment is a construct of the 19th and 20th centuries and that many people nowadays are happy doing their own thing and more importantly, being paid what they are worth.
Self Made Me if full of the brilliant tips and tricks you'll need to learn in order to succeed as freelancer. There's also plenty of cautionary tales about what can hold you back, as well as what can push you along - slipstreaming and internet marketing being just two. Geoff Burch has been there, done it all and in Self Made Me he analyses how some people get it right, sometimes by just doing the simple things like getting a website that works and describing yourself professional in your branding. The latter reminds you that your working for money and not for fun.The techniques covered in Self Made Me are designed to help ordinary people succeed in the world of "going it alone" and I can thoroughly recommend it.


We're British, Innit: An Irreverent A to Z of All Things British
We're British, Innit: An Irreverent A to Z of All Things British
by Iain Aitch
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.97

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Margate born but not necessarily bred, 22 July 2010
As a fellow Margatetista, I really had no option but to buy the hilarious "We're British Innit" by Iain Aitch. Although Iain went to the only half-decent school for miles around he clearly didn't lose his sense of base Margate humour where life only really exists between May & September. This, his first book, really encapsulates the failure of education in modern day Britain - but highlights our brilliant humour and ability to self-mock and abuse others. The book is a veritable compendium of modern day life and explains the real meaning of chavs, Enid Blyton, gossip and bunting. A superb resource for any aspiring student or Member of Parliament.
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Irresistible Persuasion: The Secret Way to Get to Yes Every Time
Irresistible Persuasion: The Secret Way to Get to Yes Every Time
by Geoff Burch
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.99

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Persuading And Performing, 22 July 2010
Followers of business guru Geoff Burch will love his new book. In Irresistible Persuasion, Geoff tells it exactly "how it is". Like him, I agree there's far too many woolly motivational books for the inexperienced salesperson or businessman. In this carefully constructed book, Geoff explains how the "route map" to sales and business success should be followed. There's no "sun'll come out tomorrow" style of positive thinking, as Geoff puts it early on, just a straight forward guide to getting what you want. He doesn't say BE POSITIVE, he simply explains that you mustn't be negative. That's music to the ears of pragmatists like me. For the aspiring sales exec. there's plenty to learn about Geoff's views on cold calling, the old sales aid A.I.D.A. and the secrets of persuasion which includes a bit about showbusiness! Yes, showbusiness - you see every time you sell something, you perform. Make sense? Of course it does.


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