And in his hugely popular podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat, he has talked with leading experts about how best to make our jobs happier and more fulfilling. Now, in The Joy of Work, he shares the fruits of his discoveries. Its succinct chapters range across all aspects of 21st-century office life, tackling the key questions and offering inspiration, empirically tested insight and down-toearth practical answers in equal measure. Are lunch breaks for wimps, or do they actually make us more productive?
Is it true that you can improve team performance simply by moving the location of the kettle or coffee machine? And what is a Monk Mode Morning, and why do people swear by it? Such was the response to the first series that in November he launched the Culture 2.
The second series of the podcast received feature coverage in the Guardian and The Times. Bruce has tens of thousands of Twitter followers and regularly writes for such publications as Campaign, Huffington Post and Management Today. A revelatory work of non-fiction from one of the most popular and influential musicians of today: part autobiography, part guide to creativity and part cultural history.
A century on, suspense literature has achieved their equals in Thomas Harris. All of his books have been made into films, including most notably the multiple Oscar winner, The Silence of The Lambs. Harris began his writing career covering crime in the United States and Mexico, and was a reporter and editor at the Associated Press in New York. What makes a song work? What element causes us to stop, to listen, to listen again? Is it a melody? Is it a beat? Is it the words that are sung, or spoken? Is it what they speak to in us?
Is it a combination of all of the above? Wretch 32 is one of the most influential musicians at work in Britain today. He is also a lyricist of unparalleled ability, and an advocate of music as a tool to educate as well as to entertain.
Rapthology is an anthology of the songs that have shaped Wretch, and our society, over the last thirty years, from gospel music to dancehall anthems to the most innovative emerging young voices. Step by step, Wretch explains what each song means to him, why it matters and how it has become so popular, and so powerful. In Rapthology, Wretch also provides a lesson in lyric writing, taking us through his own creative process, from the first flashes of inspiration to final edits and improvisation.
The result is a groundbreaking autobiography, a guidebook to the music that matters, and an insight into the artistic practises of one of the most inspiring artists of a generation. The Changing of the Guard is a bold and panoramic account of the army and its role in the world today. Constructed from extensive research, on-the-ground reporting and exclusive interviews with hundreds of members of the British military, as well as the politicians who directed them, the allies who fought with them and the family members who loved — and on occasion — lost them, it offers a new perspective on one of our oldest and most unchanged institutions.
Moving from tours in Iraq to the murder of Lee Rigby to the new wars being fought on the ground and elsewhere, The Changing of the Guard explores how the modern military works, and why. It examines the relevance of the armed forces in peacetime Britain, in terms of their social, economic, political and cultural impact — and asks what the army can offer to a new generation. Tyrant, blackmailer, racketeer, murderer - his influence reaches every level of American society. Meet Don Corleone, a friendly man, a just man, a reasonable man.
The deadliest lord of the Cosa Nostra. The Godfather. A modern masterpiece, The Godfather is a searing portrayal of the s criminal underworld. It is also the intimate story of the Corleone family, at once drawn together and ripped apart by its unique position at the core of the American Mafia. Still shocking fifty years after it was first published, this compelling tale of blackmail, murder and family values is a true classic.
Mario Puzo also wrote many screenplays, including Earthquake, Superman, and all three Godfather films, for which he received two Academy Awards. A landmark exploration of the ways our unconscious mind shapes our thinking and behaviour when it comes to race, stereotyping, inequality and how we view. In Biased, she draws on groundbreaking research to demonstrate that even without explicit racism, our unconscious biases powerfully shape our behaviour leading to racial disparities in all sectors of society.
In a global society of increased migration and social movement, Biased highlights the social problems that arise when different races meet, and demonstrates the stubbornly persistent role of racial bias in a world where economic and geographic realities are rapidly changing. Perhaps more importantly, Biased not only describes one of the most fundamental problems of our age, but puts forward solutions.
Unconscious bias is a common human condition to be recognised and managed, not a sin to be punished. Only through understanding comes change. A multi-layered memoir of love, acceptance, finding home and the redemptive power of nature. A few weeks after arriving, they met Reg and George, a couple for over sixty years, who had arrived in the village at a time when their relationship could have landed them in prison. The four men became acquaintances, and over the years, firm friends. All four men had arrived at the house following different paths. All four shouldn't have stayed.
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But they did. On the Red Hill tells the story of Rhiw Goch, the Red Hill, but also the story of a community, and of a remarkable relationship blossoming against the backdrop of rural life. On The Red Hill celebrates the ebb and flow of seasons, of ever-changing landscapes, and the family both beloved and infuriating that you find when you least expect it. Mike Parker is a writer and broadcaster.
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His books to date include the Rough Guide to Wales as well as several other guide books. He writes for publications including the Independent, the Guardian and the Sunday Times, and presents various travel programmes for radio and television. Dr Jennifer Eberhardt is a professor of psychology at Stanford. Journeys into the Mind of the Desk Killer A landmark historical investigation into crimes against humanity and the nature of evil that is over two decades in the making. A landmark historical investigation into crimes against humanity and the nature of evil that is over two decades in the making.
It is also an exploration of corporate responsibility and personal culpability today, connecting the bureaucratic blindness that created desk killing to the same moral myopia that exists now in the calm, clean offices of global capitalism.
It is a journal of discovery, based on decades of research, interviews with hundreds of participants, and extensive first-hand experience. It encompasses extended investigations into a number of specific cases, moving from the brutalities of Empire to the scorched gas fields of the Niger Delta, from the industrial complex of Auschwitz to the empty sites of the Bosnian genocide; bearing witness, recording, and attempting to understand. It is a synthesis of history, reportage and memoir, and a book that will forever change the way we think about the past, and about our future.
Dan Gretton is a writer, activist and teacher. He studied at the University of Cambridge, where he co-founded the pioneering political arts organisation Platform. His work on human rights and peace issues range from the anti-nuclear movement of the s to campaigning against contemporary human rights abuses. He lives in London. The second novel in Ellroy's second 'L. Quartet', which began with the publication of Perfidia in From 'one of the great American writers of our time' Los Angeles Times Book Review — a brilliant historical crime novel, a pulse-pounding, as-it-happens narrative that unfolds in Los Angeles and Mexico in the wake in Pearl Harbor.
New Year's Eve , war has been declared and the Japanese internment is in full swing. Los Angeles is gripped by war fever and racial hatred. Hideo Ashida is cashing LAPD paychecks and working in the crime lab, but he knows he can't avoid internment forever. Parker squashes the charges and puts her on Ashida's team.
Elmer Jackson, who is assigned to the alien squad and to bodyguard Ashida, begins to develop an obsession with Kay Lake, the unconsummated object of Captain Parker's desire. Now, Conville and Ashida become obsessed with finding the identity of a body discovered in a mudslide. It's a murder victim linked to an unsolved gold heist from '31, and they want the gold. And things really heat up when two detectives are found murdered in a notorious dope fiend hang-out. The stunning true story of an Alabama serial killer, and the trial that obsessed the author of To Kill a Mockingbird in the years after the publication of her classic novel — a complicated and difficult time in her life that, until now, has been very little examined.
Willie Maxwell was a Baptist reverend in Alabama; he also happened to be a serial killer. Between and , his two wives and brother all died under suspicious circumstances — each with hefty life insurance policies taken out by none other than the Reverend himself. With the help of a savvy lawyer, Maxwell escaped justice for years.
Then, the teenage daughter of his third wife perished. At the funeral, the victim's uncle shot the Reverend dead in a church full of witnesses — and was subsequently acquitted of the murder, thanks to the same savvy lawyer who had represented the Reverend for all those years. Sitting in the audience during the trial was Harper Lee, who had travelled from New York to her native Alabama with an idea of writing a book about the case. Now, Casey Cep brings this nearly inconceivable, gripping story to life on the page: from the shocking murders to the chicanery of insurance fraud to the courtroom drama.
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At the same time, it is a vividly told, elegiac account of Harper Lee's quest to write a second book after To Kill a Mockingbird, and a deeply moving portrait of this beloved writer's struggle with fame, success, and the mysteries of artistic creativity. She studied ministry at Yale Divinity School and has delivered guest sermons at churches along the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where she lives.
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