50 Economics Classics

Your shortcut to the most important ideas on capitalism, finance, and the global economy

Author: Tom Butler-Bowdon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 281

WINNER - SILVER MEDAL, AXIOM BUSINESS BOOK AWARDS 2018 'Something of a modern classic in its own right.' E&T magazine Economics drives the modern world and shapes our lives, but few of us feel we have time to engage with the breadth of ideas in the subject. 50 Economics Classics is the smart person's guide to two centuries of discussion of finance, capitalism and the global economy. From Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations to Thomas Piketty's bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century, here are the great reads, seminal ideas and famous texts, clarified and illuminated for all. EXPLORE the ideas of some of the greatest thinkers in economics: Milton Friedman on economic freedom - J. K. Galbraith on 1929 - Friedrich Hayek on knowledge - Jane Jacobs on cities - J. M. Keynes on depressions - Thomas Malthus on population - Karl Marx on capital - David Ricardo on free trade - Joseph Schumpeter's 'creative destruction' - Adam Smith's 'invisible hand' - Max Weber's 'spirit of capitalism' GAIN the insights and research of contemporary economists and commentators: William Baumol on entrepreneurs - Gary Becker on human capital - Diane Coyle on GDP - Naomi Klein on neoliberalism - Paul Krugman on inequality - Deirdre McCloskey on ideas - Dambisa Moyo on aid - Thomas Piketty on wealth concentration - Amartya Sen on food security - Joseph Stiglitz on the euro - Richard Thaler on behavioral economics - Michael Lewis on the 2007-08 crisis - Dani Rodrik on globalization - Robert Shiller on asset bubbles DISCOVER the truth behind the headlines in these landmark bestsellers and works of economic history: Lords of Finance - The Second Machine Age - The Little Book of Common Sense Investing - 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism - The Ascent of Money - The Intelligent Investor - The Rise and Fall of American Growth - Freakonomics - The Competitive Advantage of Nations - The Mystery of Capital - Small is Beautiful - The Theory of the Leisure Class

50 Economics Classics

Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Capital, Finance and the Global Economy

Author: Tom Butler-Bowdon

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Economics

Page: 357

View: 763

From Karl Marx to Naomi Klein, from The Wealth of Nations to Piketty's Capital, here are the 50 most important titles on finance and world economy distilled.

50 Prosperity Classics

Attract It, Create It, Manage It, Share It

Author: Tom Butler-Bowdon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 353

A major new title from the author of the bestselling 50 Classics series which have sold over 100,000 in the English language. 50 Prosperity Classics is the first book to highlight the landmark titles in this fast-expanding field, illustrated by the phenomenal success of The Secret. It focuses on the great works on wealth, entrepreneurship, personal finance, investing, economics and philanthropy, providing guidance and encouragement to develop the millionaire mindset, become a wealth creator, make wise investment decisions and - once you've made it - give a little back. Insightful commentaries on each classic, biographical information on the authors, plus a guide to further key titles provide a unique overview of this fascinating subject The phenomenal success of The Secret has helped many people discover a field of writing that seems new but actually goes back a century. 50 Prosperity Classics covers many of the great writings on wealth and abundance - encompassing books on the psychological aspects of creating wealth; more worldly titles on the nuts and bolts of personal finance, entrepreneurship and investing, and thought-provoking economics and political economy. 50 Prosperity Classics is about making your money and making it work for you, but it does not just show readers how to get rich , it also highlights why the creation of wealth can mean the fulfillment of personal potential and peace of mind. 50 Prosperity Classics gives concise summaries of each book s main points, their origins and what each can offer the reader on the path towards a life of abundance, organized according to four elements: ATTRACT IT Master the inner game of wealth and abundance with books such as Rhonda Byrne s bestselling The Secret, Charles Fillmore s Prosperity, Napoleon Hill s The Master Key to Riches CREATE IT Learn from the secrets and strategies of wealth creators such as Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Conrad Hilton, Anita Roddick and Donald Trump MANAGE IT Discover the nuts and bolts of personal finance and investing such as Benjamin Graham s The Intelligent Investor, Suze Orman s Women and Money, Dave Ramsey s Financial Peace Revisited and Peter Lynch s One Up on Wall Street SHARE IT Understand the flow of wealth and how to give something back with inspiration from Andrew Carnegie's The Gospel of Wealth, Paul Hawken's Natural Capitalism and Lynne Twist's The Soul of Money

50 Business Classics

Your shortcut to the most important ideas on innovation, management, and strategy

Author: Tom Butler-Bowdon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 189

What do great enterprises have in common? What sort of person starts them? A single idea can help you find the next big thing, but it takes time to trawl through hundreds of business books to find inspiration. With insightful commentaries on the landmark writings of old and new, 50 Business Classics presents the great entrepreneur stories, the best management thinking and the proven ideas on strategy, innovation and marketing - in one volume. 50 Business Classics presents the key ideas from classic texts such as My Years with General Motors and Michael Gerber's The E-Myth Revisited to contemporary business lessons from the rise of tech giants like Google, Apple and Amazon. It contains revealing biographies of luminaries like Steve Jobs and Warren Buffett, as well as lesser-known stories including creation of publishing giant Penguin and Chinese behemoth Alibaba. Here you'll find the texts and ideas that matter in: · Entrepreneurship · Leadership · Management · Strategy · Business history · Personal development · Technology and innovation Summarising the smartest thinking for today's professional success, 50 Business Classics provides inspiration and insights for entrepreneurs, executives and students of business and management alike.

50 Politics Classics

Your shortcut to the most important ideas on freedom, equality, and power

Author: Tom Butler-Bowdon

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 903

From Abraham Lincoln to Nelson Mandela, and from Aristotle to George Orwell, 50 POLITICS CLASSICS distills the essence of the books, pamphlets, and speeches of the major leaders and great thinkers that drive real-world change. Spanning 2,500 years, left and right, thinkers and doers, Tom Butler-Bowdon's new book covers activists, war strategists, visionary leaders, economists, philosophers of freedom, feminists, conservatives and environmentalists, right up to contemporary classics such as The Spirit Level and No Logo. Whether you consider yourself to be conservative, liberal, socialist, or Marxist, this book gives you greater understanding of the key ideas that matter in our politically charged times.

50 Spiritual Classics

Timeless Wisdom From 50 Great Books of Inner Discovery, Enlightenment and Purpose

Author: Tom Butler-Bowdon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 328

View: 757

50 Spiritual Classics captures the diversity of life journeys that span centuries, continents, spiritual traditions and secular beliefs: from the historical The Book of Chuang Tzu to modern insight from the Kabbalah, from Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet to Eckhart Tolle's recent The Power of Now. The first and only bite-sized guide to the very best in spiritual writing, this one-of-a-kind collection includes personal memoirs and complelling biographies of such diverse figures as Gandhi, Malcolm X and Black Elk; Eastern philosophers and gurus including Krishnamurti, Yogananda, Chogyam Trungpa and Shunryu Suzuki; and Western saints and mystics such as St. Frances of Assisi, Hermann Hesse and Simone Weil. The last fifteen years have been a golden age in the genre of personal spitirual awakening, with names such as Eckhart Tolle, Neale Donald Walsch and James Redfield breathing new life into the literature. 50 Spiritual Classics showcases these newer works alongside traditional classics such as St Augustine's Confessions and Teresa of Avila's Interior Castle, and conveys the great variety of spiritual experience. In its commentaries of both the conventional classics as well as new writings destined to endure, 50 Spiritual Classics makes universal the human spiritual experience and will inspire spiritual seekers everywhere to begin their own adventure.

50 Psychology Classics

Who We Are, How We Think, What We Do

Author: Tom Butler-Bowdon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 808

In a journey spanning 50 books, hundreds of ideas and over a century, 50 Psychology Classics looks at some of the most intriguing questions relating to the human mind. This brand new edition covers the great thinkers of psychology right up to the present day, from iconic psychologists such as Freud, Piaget, and Pavlov to contemporary classic texts like Thinking, Fast and Slow; Quiet and The Marshmallow Test. 50 Psychology Classics examines what motivates us, what makes us feel and act in certain ways, how our brains work, and how we create a sense of self. This is the perfect introduction to some of psychology's greatest minds and their landmark books.

50 Business Classics

Your shortcut to the most important ideas on innovation, management and strategy

Author: James Bidwell

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 987

What do great enterprises have in common? What sort of person starts them? A single idea can help you find the next big thing, but it takes time to filter through hundreds of business books to find inspiration. With insightful commentaries on the landmark writings of old and new, 50 Business Classics presents the great entrepreneur stories, the best management thinking and the proven ideas on strategy, innovation and marketing - in one volume. 50 Business Classics presents the key ideas from classic texts such as My Years with General Motors and Michael Gerber's The E-Myth Revisited to contemporary business lessons from the rise of tech giants like Google, Apple and Amazon. It contains revealing biographies of luminaries like Steve Jobs and Warren Buffett, as well as lesser-known stories including creation of publishing giant Penguin and Chinese behemoth Alibaba. Here you'll find the texts and ideas that matter in: · Entrepreneurship · Leadership · Management · Strategy · Business history · Personal development · Technology and innovation Summarizing the smartest thinking for today's professional success, 50 Business Classics provides inspiration and insights for entrepreneurs, executives and students of business and management alike.

Utopia

The Influential Classic

Author: Thomas More

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 220

View: 850

Sir Thomas More (1477 - 1535) remains one of the most enigmatic thinkers in history, due to the enduring mysteries surrounding his best-known work, Utopia. In his socio-political work, More writes of a traveller's account of a newly discovered island in which the inhabitants share a common culture and way of life. As the traveller describes the harmony, equality, and prosperity of the island, a dramatic contrast is drawn between his imagined community and the very real poverty, crime and political corruption of 16th century Europe. In Utopia, More explores topics such as crime, punishment, education, multi-religion societies, divorce, euthanasia and women's rights, making the book as relevant today as it was 500 years ago. Part of the bestselling Capstone Classics Series edited by Tom Butler-Bowdon, this attractive, high-quality edition also features an introduction from writer, economist and historian, Niall Kishtainy.

50 Philosophy Classics

Your shortcut to the most important ideas on being, truth, and meaning

Author: Tom Butler-Bowdon

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

View: 933

For over 2000 years, philosophy has been our best guide to the experience of being human, and the true nature of reality. From Aristotle, Plato, Epicurus, Confucius, Cicero and Heraclitus in ancient times to 17th century rationalists Descartes, Leibniz and Spinoza, from 20th-century greats Jean-Paul Sartre, Jean Baudrillard and Simone de Beauvoir to contemporary thinkers Michael Sandel, Peter Singer and Slavoj Zizek, 50 Philosophy Classics explores key writings that have shaped the discipline and had an impact on the real world. Philosophy can no longer be confined to academia, and 50 Philosophy Classics shows how powerful it can be as a tool for opening our minds and helping us think. Whether you are fascinated or daunted by the big questions of how to think, how to be, how to act and how to see, this is the perfect introduction to some of humanity's greatest minds and their landmark books.

50 Self Help Classics 2nd Edition

Your shortcut to the most important ideas on happiness and fulfilment

Author: Tom Butler-Bowdon

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 312

View: 579

Thousands of books have been written offering the 'secrets' to personal fulfillment and happiness: how to walk The Road Less Traveled, Win Friends and Influence People, or Awaken the Giant Within. But which are the all-time classics? Which ones really can change your life? 50 Self-Help Classics answers these questions by bringing essential ideas, insights and techniques from 50 ground-breaking works, now in a new and updated edition. This edition includes works like The Life Changing Power of Tidying Up, The Power of Habit and Daring Greatly as well as legendary works from Lao-Tzu, Benjamin Franklin and Paulo Coelho.

50 Spiritual Classics Second Edition

Your shortcut to the most important ideas on self-discovery, enlightenment, and purpose

Author: Tom Butler-Bowdon

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 677

"If you only ever read one spiritual book, let it be this one." - Susan Jeffers, author of Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway 50 Spiritual Classics captures the diversity of life journeys that span centuries, continents, spiritual traditions and secular beliefs: from the historical The Book of Chuang Tzu to modern insight from the Kabbalah, from Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet to Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now. The first and only bite-sized guide to the very best in spiritual writing, this one-of-a-kind collection includes personal memoirs and complelling biographies of such diverse figures as Gandhi, Malcolm X and Black Elk; Eastern philosophers and gurus including Krishnamurti, Yogananda, Chogyam Trungpa and Shunryu Suzuki; and Western saints and mystics such as St. Frances of Assisi, Hermann Hesse and Simone Weil. The last fifteen years have been a golden age in the genre of personal spitirual awakening, with names such as Eckhart Tolle, Neale Donald Walsch and James Redfield breathing new life into the literature. 50 Spiritual Classics showcases these newer works alongside traditional classics such as St Augustine's Confessions and Teresa of Avila's Interior Castle, and conveys the great variety of spiritual experience. In its commentaries of both the conventional classics as well as new writings destined to endure, 50 Spiritual Classics makes universal the human spiritual experience and will inspire spiritual seekers everywhere to begin their own adventure.

50 Politics Classics

Freedom, Equality, Power

Author: Tom Butler-Bowdon

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

View: 456

From Abraham Lincoln to Nelson Mandela, and from Aristotle to George Orwell, 50 POLITICS CLASSICS distills the essence of the books, pamphlets, and speeches of the major leaders and great thinkers that drive real-world change. Spanning 2,500 years, left and right, thinkers and doers, Tom Butler-Bowdon's new book covers activists, war strategists, visionary leaders, economists, philosophers of freedom, feminists, conservatives and environmentalists, right up to contemporary classics such as The Spirit Level and No Logo. Whether you consider yourself to be conservative, liberal, socialist, or Marxist, this book gives you greater understanding of the key ideas that matter in our politically charged times.

50 Success Classics, Second Edition

Your shortcut to the most important ideas on motivation, achievement, and prosperity

Author: Tom Butler-Bowdon

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 324

View: 768

This brand new updated edition of Tom Butler-Bowdon's guide to the texts that will help you find success in your professional and personal life. Contains eight brand new chapters summarising recent classics such as Grit by Angela Duckworth and Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. Millions of us are drawn each year to find the one great book that will capture our imagination and inspire us to chart a course to personal and professional fulfillment. 50 Success Classics is the first and only 'bite-sized' guide to the books that have helped legions of readers unleash their potential and discover the secrets of success. Mapping the road to prosperity, motivation, leadership and life success, 50 Success Classics summarizes each work's key ideas to make clear how these timeless insights and techniques can inform, inspire and illuminate a path to authentic achievement. Tom Butler-Bowden presents this wide-ranging selection of enduring works in the literary and the legendary: pioneering thinkers, philosophers and powerful leaders who have shown us how to Think and Grow Rich, acquire The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, become The One-Minute Manager, solve the challenging puzzle of Who Moved My Cheese? and discover The Art of Wordly Wisdom. From the inspirational rags-to-riches stories of such entrepreneurs as Andrew Carnegie, Warren Buffet and Sam Walton to the leadership lessons of Sir Ernest Shackleton, Eleanor Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln and Nelson Mandela, 50 Success Classics goes back to the basics to find the classic books on staying true to ourselves and fulfilling our potential. Practical yet philosophical, sensible yet stimulating, the 50 all-time classics span biography and business, psychology and ancient philosophy, exploring the rich and fertile ground of books that have helped millions of people achieve success in their work and personal lives.

50 Self-Help Classics

50 Inspirational Books to Transform Your Life from Timeless Sages to Contemporary Gurus

Author: Tom Butler-Bowdon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 403

Thousands of books have been written offering the 'secrets' to personal fulfillment and happiness: how to walk The Road Less Traveled, Win Friends and Influence People, or Awaken the Giant Within. But which are the all-time classics? Which ones really can change your life? Bringing you the essential ideas, insights and techniques from 50 legendary works from Lao-Tzu to Benjamin Franklin to Paulo Coelho, 50 Self-Help Classics is a unique guide to the great works of life transformation.

The Communist Manifesto

The Political Classic

Author: Karl Marx

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 919

The Communist Manifesto is one of the most important political texts in history. Its stirring and even poetic language helped it become a vital document in the spread of socialist ideas. Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels argued that exploitation and suffering will not end until the whole class structure, which ensures people are treated as profitable commodities, is destroyed. Marx’s Das Capital provides the theory behind socialism, but it was The Communist Manifesto that sparked revolutions. This collectible, hard-back edition of The Communist Manifesto includes an insightful introduction by series editor and self-help expert Tom Butler-Bowdon, and is an important addition to the bestselling Capstone Classics. The Communist Manifesto: The Political Classic is a must-have for readers interested in political history, and will be of great value to everyone interested in the key questions of radical politics today.

50 Philosophy Classics

Thinking, Being, Acting, Seeing: Profound Insights and Powerful Thinking from Fifty Key Books

Author: Tom Butler-Bowdon

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

View: 261

For over 2000 years, philosophy has been our best guide to the experience of being human, and the true nature of reality. From Aristotle, Plato, Epicurus, Confucius, Cicero and Heraclitus in ancient times to 17th century rationalists Descartes, Leibniz and Spinoza, from 20th-century greats Jean-Paul Sartre, Jean Baudrillard and Simone de Beauvoir to contemporary thinkers Michael Sandel, Peter Singer and Slavoj Zizek, 50 Philosophy Classics explores key writings that have shaped the discipline and had an impact on the real world. Philosophy can no longer be confined to academia, and 50 Philosophy Classics shows how powerful it can be as a tool for opening our minds and helping us think. Whether you are fascinated or daunted by the big questions of how to think, how to be, how to act and how to see, this is the perfect introduction to some of humanity's greatest minds and their landmark books.

Never Too Late To Be Great

The Power of Thinking Long

Author: Tom Butler-Bowdon

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 496

Never Too Late To Be Great is about the power of thinking long. Drawing on wide research into ‘lead time’ and the ‘ten-year rule’, bestselling personal development author Tom Butler-Bowdon shows that, contrary to popular belief, people, companies, products and ideas invariably need time to realise their potential. At the age you are now, many famous and remarkable people were only just getting into their stride – and it’s likely that you have more time than you think to achieve your goals. It’s never too late to begin the journey of being or doing something remarkable. This book will show you how.

50 Success Classics Second Edition

Winning Wisdom For Work & Life From 50 Landmark Books

Author: Tom Butler-Bowdon

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 228

View: 652

What makes a person successful? What makes them motivated, prosperous, a great leader? Inside 50 Success Classics, discover the all-time classic books that have helped millions of people achieve success in their work, their mission, and their personal lives. This brand new updated edition of Tom Butler-Bowdon's guide to the texts that will help you find success in your professional and personal life. Contains eight brand new chapters summarising recent classics such as Grit by Angela Duckworth and Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. Millions of us are drawn each year to find the one great book that will capture our imagination and inspire us to chart a course to personal and professional fulfillment. 50 Success Classics is the first and only "bite-sized" guide to the books that have helped legions of readers unleash their potential and discover the secrets of success. Mapping the road to prosperity, motivation, leadership and life success, 50 Success Classics summarizes each work's key ideas to make clear how these timeless insights and techniques can inform, inspire and illuminate a path to authentic achievement. Tom Butler-Bowden presents this wide-ranging selection of enduring works in the literary and the legendary: pioneering thinkers, philosophers and powerful leaders who have shown us how to Think and Grow Rich, acquire The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, become The One-Minute Manager, solve the challenging puzzle of Who Moved My Cheese? and discover The Art of Wordly Wisdom. From the inspirational rags-to-riches stories of such entrepreneurs as Andrew Carnegie, Warren Buffet and Sam Walton to the leadership lessons of Sir Ernest Shackleton, Eleanor Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln and Nelson Mandela, 50 Success Classics goes back to the basics to find the classic books on staying true to ourselves and fulfilling our potential. Practical yet philosophical, sensible yet stimulating, the 50 all-time classics span biography and business, psychology and ancient philosophy, exploring the rich and fertile ground of books that have helped millions of people achieve success in their work and personal lives.

50 Success Classics

Winning Wisdom For Work & Life From 50 Landmark Books

Author: Tom Butler-Bowdon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 324

View: 339

Millions of us are drawn each year to find the one great book that will capture our imagination and inspire us to chart a course to personal and professional fulfillment. 50 Success Classics is the first and only 'bite-sized' guide to the books that have helped legions of readers unleash their potential and discover the secrets of success. Mapping the road to prosperity, motivation, leadership and life success, 50 Success Classics summarizes each work's key ideas to make clear how these timeless insights and techniques can inform, inspire and illuminate a path to authentic achievement. Following his recent bestseller 50 Self-Help Classics, Tom Butler-Bowden presents this wide-ranging selection of enduring works in the literary and the legendary: pioneering thinkers, philosophers and powerful leaders who have shown us how to Think and Grow Rich, acquire The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, become The One-Minute Manager, solve the challenging puzzle of Who Moved My Cheese? and discover The Art of Wordly Wisdom. From the inspirational rags-to-riches stories of such entrepreneurs as Andrew Carnegie, Warren Buffet and Sam Walton to the leadership lessons of Sir Ernest Shackleton, Eleanor Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln and Nelson Mandela, 50 Success Classics goes back to the basics to find the classic books on staying true to ourselves and fulfilling our potential. Practical yet philosophical, sensible yet stimulating, the 50 all-time classics span biography and business, psychology and ancient philosophy, exploring the rich and fertile ground of books that have helped millions of people achieve success in their work and personal lives.