From Impossible To Inevitable: How Hyper-Growth Companies Create Predictable Revenue [EPUB]

From Impossible To Inevitable: How Hyper-Growth Companies Create Predictable Revenue [EPUB]
From Impossible To Inevitable: How Hyper-Growth Companies Create Predictable Revenue by Aaron Ross, Jason Lemkin
2016 | EPUB | 3.92MB

Impossible Goals, Inevitable Successes

Why are you struggling to grow your business when everyone else seems to be crushing their goals? If you needed to triple revenue within the next three years, would you know exactly how to do it? Doubling the size of your business, tripling it, even growing ten times larger isn’t about magic. It’s not about privileges, luck, or working harder. There’s a template that the world’s fastest growing companies follow to achieve and sustain much, much faster growth.

From Impossible to Inevitable details the hypergrowth playbook of companies like the record-breaking Zenefits (which skyrocketed from $1 million to $100 million in two years), Salesforce.com (the fastest growing multibillion dollar software company), and EchoSign—aka Adobe Document Services—(which catapulted from $0 to $144 million in seven years). Whether you have a $1 billion or a $100,000 business, you can use the same insights as these notable companies to learn what it really takes to break your own revenue records. For instance, one of the authors shows how he grew his income from $67,000 to $720,000 in four years while maintaining a 20-30 hour work week and welcoming a new child—nine times.

This book shows you how to surpass plateaus and get off of the up-and-down revenue rollercoaster by answering three questions about growing revenue to tens times its size:

  1. Why aren’t you growing faster?
  2. What does it take to get to hypergrowth?
  3. How do you sustain growth?

This powerful, effective book provides a template for you to kick off your biggest growth spurt yet. This template includes The 7 Ingredients Of Hypergrowth:

  1. You’re not ready to grow until you Nail a Niche.
  2. Overnight success is a fairy tale. You’re not going to be magically discovered. You need sustainable systems that Create Predictable Pipeline.
  3. Growth exposes your weaknesses and it will cause more problems than it solves—until you Make Sales Scalable.
  4. It’s hard to build a big business out of small deals. Figure out how to Double Your Dealsize.
  5. It’ll take years longer than you want, but don’t quit too soon. Make sure you can Do the Time.
  6. Your people are renting, not owning their jobs. Develop a culture of initiative, not adequacy by Embracing Employee Ownership.
  7. Employees, you are too accepting of “reality” and too eager to quit. You can Define Your Destiny to make a difference, for yourself and your company, no matter what you do or where you work.

The authors take each ingredient and break it down into specific steps to guide you through implementation. From Impossible to Inevitable helps you take impossible goals and turn them into inevitable successes for your business and team. You will achieve success even bigger than you can imagine from where you’re sitting today.

The Network Imperative: How to Survive and Grow in the Age of Digital Business Models [EPUB]

The Network Imperative: How to Survive and Grow in the Age of Digital Business Models [EPUB]
The Network Imperative: How to Survive and Grow in the Age of Digital Business Models by Barry Libert, Megan Beck, Jerry Wind
2016 | EPUB | 1.94MB

Digital networks are changing all the rules of business. New, scalable, digitally networked business models, like those of Amazon, Google, Uber, and Airbnb, are affecting growth, scale, and profit potential for companies in every industry. But this seismic shift isn’t unique to digital start-ups and tech superstars. Digital transformation is affecting every business sector, and as investor capital, top talent, and customers shift toward network-centric organizations, the performance gap between early and late adopters is widening.

So the question isn’t whether your organization needs to change, but when and how much.

The Network Imperative is a call to action for managers and executives to embrace network-based business models. The benefits are indisputable: companies that leverage digital platforms to co-create and share value with networks of employees, customers, and suppliers are fast outpacing the market. These companies, or network orchestrators, grow faster, scale with lower marginal cost, and generate the highest revenue multipliers.

Supported by research that covers fifteen hundred companies, authors Barry Libert, Megan Beck, and Jerry Wind guide leaders and investors through the ten principles that all organizations can use to grow and profit regardless of their industry. They also share a five-step process for pivoting an organization toward a more scalable and profitable business model.

The Network Imperative, brimming with compelling case studies and actionable advice, provides managers with what they really need: new tools and frameworks to generate unprecedented value in a rapidly changing age.

The Founder's Mentality: How to Overcome the Predictable Crises of Growth [EPUB]

The Founder's Mentality: How to Overcome the Predictable Crises of Growth [EPUB]
The Founder's Mentality: How to Overcome the Predictable Crises of Growth by Chris Zook, James Allen
2016 | EPUB | 0.7MB

Why is profitable growth so hard to achieve and sustain? Most executives manage their companies as if the solution to that problem lies in the external environment--find an attractive market, formulate the right strategy, win new customers.

But when Bain & Company's Chris Zook and James Allen (authors of the bestselling Profit from the Core) researched this question, they found that when companies fail to achieve their growth targets, 90% of the time the root causes are internal, not external--increasing distance from the front lines, loss of accountability, proliferating processes and bureaucracy, to name only a few. What's more, companies experience a set of predictable internal crises, at predictable stages, as they grow. Even for healthy companies, these crises, if not managed properly, stifle the ability to grow further--and can actively lead to decline.

The key insight from Zook and Allen's research is that managing these choke points requires a "founder's mentality"-- behaviors typically embodied by a bold, ambitious founder--to restore the speed, focus, and connection to customers, all of which are lost as companies grow:

  • An insurgent's clear mission and purpose
  • An unambiguous owner mindset
  • A relentless obsession with the front line

Based on the authors' decade-long study of companies in more than 40 countries, The Founder's Mentality demonstrates the strong relationship between these three traits in companies of all kinds--not just start-ups--and their ability to sustain performance. Through rich analysis and inspiring examples, this book shows how any leader--not only a founder--can instill and leverage a founder's mentality throughout their organization, and find lasting, profitable growth.

Scaling Lean: Mastering the Key Metrics for Startup Growth [EPUB]

Scaling Lean: Mastering the Key Metrics for Startup Growth [EPUB]
Scaling Lean: Mastering the Key Metrics for Startup Growth by Ash Maurya
2016 | EPUB | 20.86MB

Is your “big idea” worth pursuing? What if you could test your business model earlier in the process—before you’ve expended valuable time and resources?

You’ve talked to customers. You’ve identified problems that need solving, and maybe even built a minimum viable product. But now there’s a second bridge to cross. How do you tell whether your idea represents a viable business? Do you really have to go through the whole cycle of development, failure, iteration, tweak, repeat?

Scaling Lean offers an invaluable blueprint for mod­eling startup success. You’ll learn the essential metrics that measure the output of a working business model, give you the pulse of your company, communicate its health to investors, and enable you to make precise interventions when things go wrong. You’ll also learn how to:

  • ballpark the viability of a business model using a simple five-minute back-of-the-envelope estimation.
  • stop using current revenue as a measure of progress (it forces you to fly blind and, often, to overpromise to your shareholders) and instead embrace the met­ric of traction—which helps you identify the leading indicators for future business model growth.
  • set progressive goals that set you up for exponen­tial long-term success by implementing a staged 10X rollout strategy, like one employed by Face­book and Tesla.
  • stop burying your breakthrough insights in failed experiments, but rather illuminate them using two-week LEAN sprints to quickly source, rank, and test ideas.

Ash Maurya, a serial entrepreneur and author of the startup cult classic Running Lean, pairs real-world examples of startups like Airbnb and Hubspot with techniques from the manufacturing world in this tacti­cal handbook for scaling with maximum efficiency and efficacy. This is vital reading for any startup founder graduating from the incubator stage.

Play Bigger: How Pirates, Dreamers, and Innovators Create and Dominate Markets [EPUB]

Play Bigger: How Pirates, Dreamers, and Innovators Create and Dominate Markets [EPUB]
Play Bigger: How Pirates, Dreamers, and Innovators Create and Dominate Markets by Al Ramadan, Dave Peterson, Christopher Lochhead, Kevin Maney
2016 | EPUB | 0.6MB

The founders of a respected Silicon Valley advisory firm study legendary category-creating companies and reveal a groundbreaking discipline called category design.

Winning today isn’t about beating the competition at the old game. It’s about inventing a whole new game—defining a new market category, developing it, and dominating it over time. You can’t build a legendary company without building a legendary category. If you think that having the best product is all it takes to win, you’re going to lose.

In this farsighted, pioneering guide, the founders of Silicon Valley advisory firm Play Bigger rely on data analysis and interviews to understand the inner workings of “category kings”— companies such as Amazon, Salesforce, Uber, and IKEA—that give us new ways of living, thinking or doing business, often solving problems we didn’t know we had.

In Play Bigger, the authors assemble their findings to introduce the new discipline of category design. By applying category design, companies can create new demand where none existed, conditioning customers’ brains so they change their expectations and buying habits. While this discipline defines the tech industry, it applies to every kind of industry and even to personal careers.

Crossing the Chasm revolutionized how we think about new products in an existing market. The Innovator’s Dilemma taught us about disrupting an aging market. Now, Play Bigger is transforming business once again, showing us how to create the market itself.

Modern Monopolies: What It Takes to Dominate the 21st Century Economy [EPUB]

Modern Monopolies: What It Takes to Dominate the 21st Century Economy [EPUB]
Modern Monopolies: What It Takes to Dominate the 21st Century Economy by Alex Moazed, Nicholas L Johnson
2016 | EPUB | 5.7MB

What do Google, Snapchat, Tinder, Amazon, and Uber have in common, besides soaring market share? They're platforms - a new business model that has quietly become the only game in town, creating vast fortunes for its founders while dominating everyone's daily life. A platform, by definition, creates value by facilitating an exchange between two or more interdependent groups. So, rather that making things, they simply connect people.

The Internet today is awash in platforms - Facebook is responsible for nearly 25 percent of total Web visits, and the Google platform crash in 2013 took about 40 percent of Internet traffic with it. Representing the ten most trafficked sites in the U.S., platforms are also prominent over the globe; in China, they hold the top eight spots in web traffic rankings.

The advent of mobile computing and its ubiquitous connectivity have forever altered how we interact with each other, melding the digital and physical worlds and blurring distinctions between "offline" and "online." These platform giants are expanding their influence from the digital world to the whole economy. Yet, few people truly grasp the radical structural shifts of the last ten years. In Modern Monopolies, Alex Moazed and Nicholas L. Johnson tell the definitive story of what has changed, what it means for businesses today, and how managers, entrepreneurs, and business owners can adapt and thrive in this new era.

Matchmakers: The New Economics of Multisided Platforms [Audiobook]

Matchmakers: The New Economics of Multisided Platforms [Audiobook]
Matchmakers: The New Economics of Multisided Platforms [Audiobook] by David S Evans, Richard Schmalensee, read by John McLain
2016 | M4B@64 kbps + EPUB | 6 hrs 53 mins | 187.73MB

Many of the most dynamic public companies, from Alibaba to Facebook to Visa, and the most valuable start-ups, such as Airbnb and Uber, are matchmakers that connect one group of customers with another group of customers. Economists call matchmakers multisided platforms because they provide physical or virtual platforms for multiple groups to get together. Dating sites connect people with potential matches, for example, and ride-sharing apps do the same for drivers and riders. Although matchmakers have been around for millennia, they're becoming more and more popular - and profitable - due to dramatic advances in technology, and a lot of companies that have managed to crack the code of this business model have become today's power brokers.

Don't let the flashy successes fool you, though. Starting a matchmaker is one of the toughest business challenges, and almost everyone who tries to build one, fails.

In Matchmakers, David Evans and Richard Schmalensee, two economists who were among the first to analyze multisided platforms and discover their principles, and who've consulted for some of the most successful platform businesses in the world, explain how matchmakers work best in practice, why they do what they do, and how entrepreneurs can improve their chances for success.

Whether you're an entrepreneur, an investor, a consumer, or an executive, your future will involve more and more multisided platforms, and Matchmakers - rich with stories from platform winners and losers - is the one book you'll need in order to navigate this appealing but confusing world.

Good Charts: The HBR Guide to Making Smarter, More Persuasive Data Visualizations [EPUB]

Good Charts: The HBR Guide to Making Smarter, More Persuasive Data Visualizations [EPUB]
Good Charts: The HBR Guide to Making Smarter, More Persuasive Data Visualizations by Scott Berinato
2016 | EPUB | 32.08MB

Dataviz—the new language of business

A good visualization can communicate the nature and potential impact of information and ideas more powerfully than any other form of communication.

For a long time “dataviz” was left to specialists—data scientists and professional designers. No longer. A new generation of tools and massive amounts of available data make it easy for anyone to create visualizations that communicate ideas far more effectively than generic spreadsheet charts ever could.

What’s more, building good charts is quickly becoming a need-to-have skill for managers. If you’re not doing it, other managers are, and they’re getting noticed for it and getting credit for contributing to your company’s success.

In Good Charts, dataviz maven Scott Berinato provides an essential guide to how visualization works and how to use this new language to impress and persuade. Dataviz today is where spreadsheets and word processors were in the early 1980s—on the cusp of changing how we work. Berinato lays out a system for thinking visually and building better charts through a process of talking, sketching, and prototyping.

This book is much more than a set of static rules for making visualizations. It taps into both well-established and cutting-edge research in visual perception and neuroscience, as well as the emerging field of visualization science, to explore why good charts (and bad ones) create “feelings behind our eyes.” Along the way, Berinato also includes many engaging vignettes of dataviz pros, illustrating the ideas in practice.

Good Charts will help you turn plain, uninspiring charts that merely present information into smart, effective visualizations that powerfully convey ideas.

Liminal Thinking: Create the Change You Want by Changing the Way You Think [EPUB]

Liminal Thinking: Create the Change You Want by Changing the Way You Think [EPUB]
Liminal Thinking: Create the Change You Want by Changing the Way You Think by Dave Gray
2016 | EPUB | 2.57MB

Why do some people succeed at change while others fail? It's the way they think! Liminal thinking is a way to create change by understanding, shaping, and reframing beliefs. What beliefs are stopping you right now? You have a choice. You can create the world you want to live in, or live in a world created by others. If you are ready to start making changes, read this book.

Spiral Dynamics: Mastering Values, Leadership and Change [PDF]

Spiral Dynamics: Mastering Values, Leadership and Change [PDF]
Spiral Dynamics: Mastering Values, Leadership and Change by Don Edward Beck, Christopher Cowan
2006 | PDF | 18.76MB

Spiral Dynamics introduces a new model for plotting the enormous economic and commercial shifts that are making contemporary business practice so complex and apparently fragmented. Focusing on cutting-edge leadership, management systems, processes, procedures, and techniques, the authors synthesize changes such as:

  • Increasing cultural diversity.
  • Powerful new social responsibility initiatives.
  • The arrival of a truly global marketplace.

This is an inspiring book for managers, consultants, strategists, and leaders planning for success in the business world in the 21st century.

The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance [EPUB]

The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance [EPUB]
The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance by Jim Whitehurst
2015 | EPUB | 0.9MB

TODAY’S LEADERS KNOW THAT SPEED and agility are the keys to any company’s success, and yet many are frustrated that their organizations can’t move fast enough to stay competitive. The typical chain of command is too slow; internal resources are too limited; people are already executing beyond normal expectations. As the pace accelerates, how do you inspire people’s energy and creativity? How do you collaborate with customers, vendors, and partners to keep your organization on the cutting edge? What kind of organization matches the speed and complexity that businesses must master—and how do you build that organization?

Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat, one of the world’s most revolutionary companies, shows how open principles of management—based on transparency, participation, and community—reinvent the organization for the fast-paced connected era. Whitehurst gives readers an insider’s look into how an open and innovative organizational model works. He shows how to leverage it to build community, respond quickly to opportunities, harness resources and talent both inside and outside the organization, and inspire, motivate, and empower people at all levels to act with accountability.

The Open Organization is a must-read for leaders struggling to adapt their management practices to the values of the digital and social age. Brimming with Whitehurst’s personal stories and candid advice for leading an open organization, as well as with instructive examples from employees and managers at Red Hat and companies such as Google, The Body Shop, and Whole Foods, this book provides the blueprint for reinventing your organization.

Holacracy: The New Management System for a Rapidly Changing World [EPUB]

Holacracy: The New Management System for a Rapidly Changing World [EPUB]
Holacracy: The New Management System for a Rapidly Changing World by Brian J Robertson
2015 | EPUB | 1.24MB

Holacracy is a revolutionary management system that redefines management and turns everyone into a leader.

Holacracy distributes authority and decision-making throughout an organization, and defines people not by hierarchy and titles, but by roles. Holacracy creates organizations that are fast, agile, and that succeed by pursuing their purpose, not following a dated and artificial plan.

This isn't anarchy – it's quite the opposite. When you start to follow Holacracy, you learn to create new structures and ways of making decisions that empower the people who know the most about the work you do: your frontline colleagues.

Some of the many champions of Holacracy include Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com (author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Delivering Happiness), Evan Williams (co-founder of Blogger, Twitter, and Medium), and David Allen.

The Future of Strategy: A Transformative Approach to Strategy for a World That Won’t Stand Still [EPUB]

The Future of Strategy: A Transformative Approach to Strategy for a World That Won’t Stand Still [EPUB]
The Future of Strategy: A Transformative Approach to Strategy for a World That Won’t Stand Still by Johan Aurik, Martin Fabel, Gillis Jonk
2015 | EPUB | 2.78MB

Own the Future of Your Industry with a Transformational Strategy Designed for Today's Business World

Leaders today are inundated with strategic opportunities, besieged by business disruptions, and pressured to innovate--to do things better, faster, or differently. The CEO of a Fortune 500 firm explains it best: "I am looking at 23 different strategic initiatives. Trying to develop and implement so many strategies is like trying to change the driver, tires, the oil, and the bumpers; paint the body; and tune the engine. And doing all of this on a car that's running at full speed."

The answer used to be found in strategy. But in the past decade, the commonly deployed large-scale strategic exercises were largely discredited. They were slow and elaborate and did not deliver the expected returns, let alone help make sense of a glut of initiatives or cope with an increasingly unpredictable future.

The Future of Strategy brings strategy back from those big top-down plans. It answers the questions of executives facing tumultuous business conditions and rapidly shifting markets: Is strategy still possible? Yes. Aren't strategies outdated before they can be implemented? Not if they are done right. Rather than developing strategy, aren't we better off being agile and able to capitalize on emerging trends faster than our peers? Agility complements strategy; it cannot replace it.

This book is about reversing course and repositioning strategy in its rightful place as the overarching management system. The authors introduce their core methodology, designed to future proof companies against the friction and "fog of war" that inexorably accompany changing times. They synthesize three fundamental principles that, when combined, provide the means to reclaim strategy:

  • Take direct cues from fundamental trends affecting the company going forward
  • Engage people across the company to translate these cues into strategy and effectively eliminate the handover hurdle between formulation and execution, a major reason for strategy failure
  • Capture the output as competitive opportunities and manage their life cycles--when some have run their course, others are ready to take over

Strategy today requires stepping over the shadows of one's own ingrained beliefs to capture new opportunities. This book reveals the inner workings of transformational strategies developed by leaders who gradually become more successful by advancing winning combinations of attitudes, values, habits, and practices.

The Landscape of History: How Historians Map the Past [EPUB]

The Landscape of History: How Historians Map the Past [EPUB]
The Landscape of History: How Historians Map the Past by John Lewis Gaddis
2002 | EPUB | 2.6MB

What is history and why should we study it? Is there such a thing as historical truth? Is history a science? One of the most accomplished historians at work today, John Lewis Gaddis, answers these and other questions in this short, witty, and humane book. The Landscape of History provides a searching look at the historian's craft, as well as a strong argument for why a historical consciousness should matter to us today.

Gaddis points out that while the historical method is more sophisticated than most historians realize, it doesn't require unintelligible prose to explain. Like cartographers mapping landscapes, historians represent what they can never replicate. In doing so, they combine the techniques of artists, geologists, paleontologists, and evolutionary biologists. Their approaches parallel, in intriguing ways, the new sciences of chaos, complexity, and criticality. They don't much resemble what happens in the social sciences, where the pursuit of independent variables functioning with static systems seems increasingly divorced from the world as we know it. So who's really being scientific and who isn't? This question too is one Gaddis explores, in ways that are certain to spark interdisciplinary controversy.

Written in the tradition of Marc Bloch and E.H. Carr, The Landscape of History is at once an engaging introduction to the historical method for beginners, a powerful reaffirmation of it for practitioners, a startling challenge to social scientists, and an effective skewering of post-modernist claims that we can't know anything at all about the past. It will be essential reading for anyone who reads, writes, teaches, or cares about history.

The Search for the Man in the Iron Mask: A Historical Detective Story [EPUB]

The Search for the Man in the Iron Mask: A Historical Detective Story [EPUB]
The Search for the Man in the Iron Mask: A Historical Detective Story by Paul Sonnino
2016 | EPUB | 6.38MB

The Search for the Man in the Iron Mask triumphantly solves an enduring puzzle that has stumped historians for centuries and seduced novelists and filmmakers to this day. Who was the man who was rumored to have been kept in prison and treated royally during much of the reign of Louis XIV while being forced to wear an iron mask? Could he possibly have been the twin brother of the Sun King?

Like every other serious scholar, intrepid historian Paul Sonnino discounts this theory, instead taking the reader along on his adventures to uncover the truth behind this ancient enigma. Exploring the hidden, squalid side of the lavish court of France, the author uncovers the full spectrum of French society, from humble servants to wealthy merchants to kings and queens. All had self-interested reasons to hold their secrets close until one humble valet named Eustache Dauger was arrested and jailed for decades, simply because he knew too much and opened his mouth at the wrong time.

Presenting his dramatic solution to the mystery, Sonnino convincingly shows that no one will be able to tell the story of the man in the iron mask without taking into account the staggering array of evidence he has uncovered over the course of decades.

North Korea's Hidden Revolution: How the Information Underground Is Transforming a Closed Society [EPUB]

North Korea's Hidden Revolution: How the Information Underground Is Transforming a Closed Society [EPUB]
North Korea's Hidden Revolution: How the Information Underground Is Transforming a Closed Society by Jieun Baek
2016 | EPUB | 1.13MB

The story of North Korea's information underground and how it inspires people to seek better lives beyond their country’s borders

One of the least understood countries in the world, North Korea has long been known for its repressive regime. Yet it is far from being an impenetrable black box. Media flows covertly into the country, and fault lines are appearing in the government’s sealed informational borders. Drawing on deeply personal interviews with North Korean defectors from all walks of life, ranging from propaganda artists to diplomats, Jieun Baek tells the story of North Korea’s information underground—the network of citizens who take extraordinary risks by circulating illicit content such as foreign films, television shows, soap operas, books, and encyclopedias. By fostering an awareness of life outside North Korea and enhancing cultural knowledge, the materials these citizens disseminate are affecting the social and political consciousness of a people, as well as their everyday lives.

101 Things to Definitely Not Do if You Want to Get a Chick [EPUB]

101 Things to Definitely Not Do if You Want to Get a Chick [EPUB]
101 Things to Definitely Not Do if You Want to Get a Chick by Will Forte
2016 | EPUB | 40.73MB

From the creator and star of Fox's hit comedy The Last Man on Earth, star of the cult film Macgruber, and beloved Saturday Night Live alum, a hilariously absurd cartoon gift book offering a wry commentary on modern relationships.

In this outrageously funny and oddly wise guide to relationships, forty-five-year-old bachelor Will Forte shares his bulletproof advice for attracting-and retaining-a romantic partner of the fairer sex. Told in the form of 101 hand-drawn rules of thumb, the book takes on all the questions men are dying to know the answers to but are too afraid to ask: What activities are acceptable and not acceptable to do with a romantic interest's father? What animals, if any, should never be incorporated into foreplay? Should I claim to have collaborated with a famous poet? Combining wisdom, both practical and not, with idiosyncratic drawings so simple that even a romantically frustrated man-child could understand them, 101 Things to Definitely Not Do If You Want to Get a Chick gracefully answers these questions and ninety-eight others.

A Theory of Imperialism [EPUB]

A Theory of Imperialism [EPUB]
A Theory of Imperialism by Utsa Patnaik, Prabhat Patnaik
2016 | EPUB | 1.78MB

In A Theory of Imperialism, economists Utsa Patnaik and Prabhat Patnaik present a new theory of the origins and mechanics of capitalism that sounds an alarm about its ongoing viability. Their theory centers on trade between the core economies of the global North and the tropical and subtropical countries of the global South and considers how the Northern demand for commodities (such as agricultural products and oil) from the South has perpetuated and solidified an imperialist relationship. The Patnaiks explore the dynamics of this process and discuss innovations that could allow the economies of the South to achieve greater prosperity without damaging the economies of the North. The result is an original theory of imperialism that brings to light the crippling limitations of neoliberal capitalism.

A Theory of Imperialism also includes a response by David Harvey, who interprets the agrarian system differently and sees other factors affecting trade between the North and the South. Their debate is one of the most provocative exchanges yet over the future of the global economy as resources grow thin, populations explode, and universal prosperity becomes ever more elusive.

The Demon in Democracy: Totalitarian Temptations in Free Societies [EPUB]

The Demon in Democracy: Totalitarian Temptations in Free Societies [EPUB]
The Demon in Democracy: Totalitarian Temptations in Free Societies by Ryszard Legutko
2016 | EPUB + PDF | 0.4/1.66MB

Ryszard Legutko lived and suffered under communism for decades—and he fought with the Polish ant-communist movement to abolish it. Having lived for two decades under a liberal democracy, however, he has discovered that these two political systems have a lot more in common than one might think. They both stem from the same historical roots in early modernity, and accept similar presuppositions about history, society, religion, politics, culture, and human nature.

In The Demon in Democracy, Legutko explores the shared objectives between these two political systems, and explains how liberal democracy has over time lurched towards the same goals as communism, albeit without Soviet style brutalality.

Both systems, says Legutko, reduce human nature to that of the common man, who is led to believe himself liberated from the obligations of the past. Both the communist man and the liberal democratic man refuse to admit that there exists anything of value outside the political systems to which they pledged their loyalty. And both systems refuse to undertake any critical examination of their ideological prejudices.

The Yoga Kitchen: Over 100 Vegetarian Recipes to Energise the Body, Balance the Mind and Make for a Happier You [EPUB]

The Yoga Kitchen: Over 100 Vegetarian Recipes to Energise the Body, Balance the Mind and Make for a Happier You [EPUB]
The Yoga Kitchen: Over 100 Vegetarian Recipes to Energise the Body, Balance the Mind and Make for a Happier You by Kimberly Parsons
2016 | EPUB | 16.21MB

Welcome to The Yoga Kitchen! Whether you practise yoga already or if you just want fresh ideas for balancing your mind and energising your body, this brand-new book offers over 100 delicious vegetarian dishes, free from gluten and refined sugar.

In The Yoga Kitchen, Kimberly Parsons, founder of the Retreat Cafes, offers meal solutions to align your physical and mental energy, and boost your overall happiness. With recipes ranging from Dukkah eggs with broad bean & avocado mash, One pot masala dhal, Soba noodle buddha bowl to Raw caramel slice with bee pollen, it has never been simpler to bring healthy, nutritious and balanced dishes directly into your kitchen.

Keto in 28: The Ultimate Low-Carb, High-Fat Weight-Loss Solution [EPUB]

Keto in 28: The Ultimate Low-Carb, High-Fat Weight-Loss Solution [EPUB]
Keto in 28: The Ultimate Low-Carb, High-Fat Weight-Loss Solution by Michelle Hogan
2015 | EPUB + AZW3 | 2.53/5.12MB

28 Days. 125 Recipes. Your practical plan to go keto―and stay keto.

Michelle is with you every step of the way. The recipes included are delicious, nutritious, and very filling. Michelle also shares her very own successful story with keto. After many failed attempts of struggling with her fluctuating weight… she found balance following the ketogenic diet and incorporating physical activity and has lost more than 100 pounds. ~ Susan Zogheib, MHS, RD, LDN, excerpted from the Foreword

Tired of feeling tired? Frustrated with fads? Michelle Hogan knows how you feel. Following her weight-loss success with the ketogenic diet, she shares her knowledge in Keto in 28. This comprehensive ketogenic cookbook shows you how to make small changes―with big results―over the course of 28 days.

Commit to a ketogenic diet, with:

  • A practical 28-day ketogenic diet meal plan that cuts carbs, and encourages creative ways to indulge in flavorful foods
  • In-depth nutrition information profiling keto-friendly foods
  • 125 delicious & satisfying keto recipes, including Brown Butter-Lime Tilapia, Coconut Chicken, and Bacon Chutney

Keto in 28 will motivate you to stick to your ketogenic diet for lifelong results.

The 2 AM Principle: Discover the Science of Adventure [EPUB]

The 2 AM Principle: Discover the Science of Adventure [EPUB]
The 2 AM Principle: Discover the Science of Adventure by Jon Levy
2016 | EPUB + AZW3 | 3.82/4.73MB

Jon Levy used to be a nerd.

Now, he runs with the bulls in Pamplona, battles Kiefer Sutherland in Jenga, and crashes million-dollar weddings. How did he do it? The E.P.I.C. Model of Adventure, a breakthrough four-step process (Establish, Push Boundaries, Increase, Continue) for building the perfect adventure, from picking the right team, to choosing the right mission, and taking the right risks—with plenty of stories from his own exploits to show you how it’s done.

With the mold-breaking brilliance of Timothy Ferriss’s The 4-Hour Work Week, and the geeky enthusiasm of a TED Talk, this book is your ticket to the next level. You’ll learn plenty, but the first lesson is easy: nothing good happens after 2 AM—except the most EPIC experiences of our lives.