The Decision Book: Fifty Models for Strategic Thinking
Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschappeler
Most of us face the same questions every day: What do I want? And how can I get it? How can I live more happily and work more efficiently? This updated edition of the international bestseller distils into a single volume the 50 best decision-making models used on MBA courses, and elsewhere, that will help you tackle these important questions – from the well known (the Eisenhower matrix for time management) to the less familiar but equally useful (the Swiss Cheese model). It will even show you how to remember everything you will have learned by the end of it.
Stylish and compact, this little black book is a powerful asset. Whether you need to plot a presentation, assess someone’s business idea or get to know yourself better, this unique guide will help you simplify any problem and take steps towards the right decision.
How to be a Study Ninja
A fun, accessible and practical guide on how to get the most out of your studying and love the quest for knowledge again. In the world of smartphones, instant internet access and on-demand documentaries, studying should be easier than ever. Yet all this background noise can make us unfocused and inefficient learners. So how can you cut through the distractions and get back to productive, rewarding learning? Four little words: Think like a ninja. Written by one of the world’s foremost productivity experts, How to be a Study Ninja is a fun, accessible and practical guide on how to get the most out of your studying and love the quest for knowledge again.
Meltdown: Why Our Systems Fail and What We Can Do About It
Chris Clearfield and Andras Tilcsik
In Meltdown, world-leading experts in disaster prevention, Chris Clearfield and Andras Tilcsik, use real-life examples from around the world to reveal the errors in thinking, perception and system design that lie behind both our little everyday errors to disasters like the Fukushima nuclear accident. But most crucially, Meltdown is about finding solutions. It reveals why ugly designs make us safer, how a five-minute exercise can prevent billion-dollar catastrophes, why teams with fewer experts are better at managing risk, and why diversity is one of our best safeguards against failure. The result is an eye-opening and empowering book – one that will change the way you see our complex world and your own place in it.
No Worries: How to Calm an Anxious Mind
Dr Ashley Conway
More people are anxious than ever before: in the modern world it has become almost a default position to live in fight or flight mode. It doesn’t have to be this way. Anxiety can be overcome. Psychologist Dr Ashley Conway has worked with individuals with a wide variety of problems, including anxiety and panic, trauma reactions and stress-related illnesses. In No Worries, he draws on illuminating case studies from his years of clinical experience to explain the root causes of anxiety and its physical effects. Whether you are suffering from mild symptoms or from serious distress, this empowering new book offers tried and tested methods that will liberate you from worry and fear and help you take back control of your life.