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The Working Woman's Handbook
The Working Woman’s Handbook is a detailed, practical guide that covers the spectrum of establishing and growing a self-made career: from choosing a path and ...
The Working Woman’s Handbook is a detailed, practical guide that covers the spectrum of establishing and growing a self-made career: from choosing a path and finding clarity, to obtaining clients and setting up a workspace. Author Phoebe Lovatt offers tips for negotiating and setting rates, improving creative skills, and networking. Finally, she coaches readers on how to look after themselves through nutrition, exercise, and finding a balance between work and play. Along the way, she includes words of wisdom from other successful women such as Teen Vogue editor Elaine Welteroth, musician Neneh Cherry, and WAH Nails founder Sharmadean Reid; worksheets and goal-setting outlines; and specific, helpful “how-to” sections. This feisty, philosophical, and feminist-leaning book will help young women find happiness and professional fulfillment by following their dreams—and Phoebe’s hard-won advice.
Dimensions: 130 x 190 mm
Publication Date: 04-09-2017
A visual and emotional impact, etc… the key to many campaigns, and the essential element for reaching the widest possible audience, generating a whole range o...
A visual and emotional impact, etc… the key to many campaigns, and the essential element for reaching the widest possible audience, generating a whole range of sensations in the viewer. A successful advertising campaign, via its script and presentation, needs to stand out amid hundreds of other received images, and manage to ensure that is more memorable and visible than the rest. To achieve this it must impact on the senses after first capturing our attention through surprise, intrigue, curiosity, and sometimes even via negative sensations such as disgust, rejection or an appeal to the conscience. All sorts of emotional responses may be affected by a well planned publicity campaign, leaving the viewer with a strong sense of the specific and desired message. We have looked at two particular chapters in the book, “Printed Advertising”, which presents a range of work produced for media such as magazines, newspapers, brochures, mailbox leaflets and mailing…, in short all types of advertising on paper, as well as “outdoor Advertising”, in which public spaces are used to display messages to an undetermined audience.
Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm
Publication Date: 20-02-2017
Schön! Magazine has been at the forefront of contemporary fashion, beauty and still life photography since its launch in 2009. Its team crosses boundaries to p...
Schön! Magazine has been at the forefront of contemporary fashion, beauty and still life photography since its launch in 2009. Its team crosses boundaries to present outstanding talent, from iconic photographers to the newest and most exciting young creatives, and prides itself in the originality of its content. This is the first curated anthology featuring the best from its pages from over seven years. Included in this superb assemblage are legendary faces from supermodels Iman, Tony Ward, Gigi Hadid, Sean O’Pry, Isabeli Fontana, Rob Evans and Meghan Collision, to the stars Pamela Anderson, Adam Lambert, Iggy Azalea, Maddie Ziegler, Olga Kurylenko, Karrueche Tran as well as the fashion icons Iris Apfel and the writer and creative director Tony Glenville, who wrote the foreword to this timeless compilation.
Dimensions: 215 x 280 mm
Publication Date: 01-05-2016
Branding and visual identity in business can be a powerful marketing tool and logo is an absolute essential. It not only plays an important role in presenting t...
Branding and visual identity in business can be a powerful marketing tool and logo is an absolute essential. It not only plays an important role in presenting the philosophy of a company, but also attracts the consumers by its particular form. Logo Decode focuses on "how a logo comes into being," taking you through some of the decisions designers made and why they made them. It will be a invaluable guide for people engaged in graphic design and marketing, and even brand owners.
Dimensions: 210 x 285 mm
Publication Date: 28-06-2016
101 Essential Rock Records
A passionate tribute to vinyl, spotlighting rock’s most influential records — from The Beatles’ 1963 debut Please Please Me, through the Sex Pistols’ Ne...
A passionate tribute to vinyl, spotlighting rock’s most influential records — from The Beatles’ 1963 debut Please Please Me, through the Sex Pistols’ Never Mind the Bollocks (1977) — 101 Essential Rock Records celebrates the “Golden Age.” A thoughtful essay on each album accompanies the original vinyl cover artwork, with rare variations from around the world. Also included are provocative interviews with musicians discussing the albums and artists who changed their lives. David Bowie speaks eloquently about the Velvet Underground’s influence, noting his band, Buzz, performed “I’m Waiting For The Man” at their last gig, and that “it was the first time a Velvet song had been covered by anyone, anywhere in the world. Lucky me.” Susanne Vega, Peter Buck (REM), Johnny Marr (The Smiths), Nels Cline (Wilco), Devendra Banhart, Robyn Hitchcock and more contribute original texts. Pictorial explorations of Jimi Hendrix’s personal record collection, and a survey of censored album covers from throughout the rock era are also featured. The sales of vinyl LPs have been growing rapidly while other physical mediums continue to wither, a trend driven in no small part by classic re-issues and the advent of record store day in 2008. 101 Essential is the perfect accompaniment and guide to digging in the bins for that quintessential vinyl experience.
Dimensions: 250 x 300 x 30 mm
The Business of Portfolio Management
Today there is a gap between organizational strategy and day-to-day management activities. To capitalize on new opportunities, or "getting ahead" rather than ju...
Today there is a gap between organizational strategy and day-to-day management activities. To capitalize on new opportunities, or "getting ahead" rather than just "staying in business," most workplaces need a radical transformation. This transformation can begin with how organizations devise and manage their portfolios. Long underutilized as a mechanism to provide value, portfolio management is now being recognized as an effective approach to bridging these critical business elements. The Business of Portfolio Management offers keys to adopting a new approach to portfolio management that boosts organizational value. A veteran in the field, author Iain Fraser proposes a solution that lies in using the value management framework to link organizational strategy to portfolio content and to delivery mechanisms. In this expansive guide, case study examples illuminate in-depth discussions explaining the value management framework, implementation and delivery techniques, portfolio leadership qualities, key roles and professional development, and change management. Also included is an overview of organizational maturity models to evaluate project, program, and portfolio performance as well as tools and techniques to implement, execute, and measure their benefits and value contribution. To capture success, every organization should ultimately thrive in a culture that embraces its purpose, people, and performance (or the "3Ps to success"), so that aligned activity and empowered people can achieve the confidence to deploy true portfolio management, which is how The Business of Portfolio Management does business that adds value to any organization.
Dimensions: 153 x 230 mm
Publication Date: 17-07-2017
The cult brand and the "Made in Germany" car has stood for strength and elegance alike for over eighty years. Rightly so, as around 70% of all Porsche cars ever...
The cult brand and the "Made in Germany" car has stood for strength and elegance alike for over eighty years. Rightly so, as around 70% of all Porsche cars ever built are still being driven today, and continue to turn heads all around the world. The small group continues to hold its top position through their quality, and a constant and passionate striving for perfection. They do not build sports cars to win races, but use the races to improve their sports cars. This magnificent, updated volume documents Porsche's unique success stories in the motor sports arena and the design history of the Zuffenhausen sports car dealership. The complete and updated edition is packed with hundreds of stunning photos, high-quality texts, and specs from the most influential models. This book is a must-have for those with an avid interest in cars of the highest quality.
Dimensions: 241 x 281 mm
Publication Date: 14-11-2017
Revenge of the Rich
In his down-to-earth and lively style, Mitchell, who experienced politics first-hand as a long-serving Labour MP for Grimsby, denounces the economic policy of t...
In his down-to-earth and lively style, Mitchell, who experienced politics first-hand as a long-serving Labour MP for Grimsby, denounces the economic policy of the last three decades as “a long march down Dead-End Street” – a neoliberal experiment that has benefitted the rich and eroded the “good society” with its welfare state and governments’ commitment to the betterment of the people. He charts the development of a neoliberal creed, market-driven and with governments devoted instead to efficiency, cost-cutting and austerity at the people’s expense, and draws parallels between Thatcherism in the United Kingdom, Rogernomics in New Zealand, and all that came after them. Mitchell observes how neoliberalism has failed to deliver on its promises, including that of the “trickle-down” effect, resulting in much greater inequality in both countries. Ultimately, he finds useful lessons in its failure and possible pointers to a fairer society for all.
Dimensions: 210 x 270 mm
Publication Date: 01-06-2017
Constant Radical: The Life and Times of Sue Bradford
Sue Bradford is half American and sixth generation Kiwi on her father’s side -- her European missionary genes date from 1820s Northland. Despite her grassroot...
Sue Bradford is half American and sixth generation Kiwi on her father’s side -- her European missionary genes date from 1820s Northland. Despite her grassroots New Zild twang, she was raised in Auckland by middle class, bohemian intellectuals and survived a childhood made difficult by her brilliant but domineering father. Fast forward through the tumultuous Vietnam War protest era, the 1981 Springbok Tour and 16 years in the invisible community sector where she became, with husband Bill, a loud voice and a highly effective organiser for society’s marginalised, and Sue suddenly and unexpectedly found herself in Parliament. From December 1999, as a hardworking, and much admired Green MP she managed a hefty portfolio and succeeded in getting three member’s bills into legislation, including her contentious bill to amend section 59 of the Crimes Act. Her mainstream political career ended, abruptly and disappointingly, five months after she lost the May 2009 Green Party co-leadership contest. Subsequently she achieved a PhD and transformed herself into Dr Sue Bradford -- activist and academic. Her readable thesis on the need for a major left wing think tank in Aotearoa has been downloaded in full almost 3,000 times and Economic and Social Research Aotearoa (ESRA), the infant left think tank she set up as a result, is growing lustily. Sue Bradford is still evolving but in terms of what matters most, her core social justice principles, she remains constant. -----------------Quotes from Review by Bronwyn Elsmore, Flaxroots Productions - "Jenny Chamberlain’s writing is fluent, polished, and definitely not dry to read.... It needed all those pages to give a full appreciation. Having read them, it leaves me wondering how one woman has fitted so much into her life. My respects to both the subject and the author".
Dimensions: 170 x 240 x 25 mm
Publication Date: 03-07-2017
The Fruits of Our Labours : Chinese Fruit Shops in New Zealand (2 volumes)
Rich history of Chinese fruit shops in New Zealand explored in new book Long before supermarkets became a one-stop shop for fresh produce as they are today, lo...
Rich history of Chinese fruit shops in New Zealand explored in new book Long before supermarkets became a one-stop shop for fresh produce as they are today, local fruit and vegetable stores run by Chinese families were a pillar of our communities. The greengrocers and fruiterers in our towns and cities were a family affair; fathers, brothers, sons, mothers, sisters and daughters all working from the early hours to get only the best produce for their shelves. A new two-volume soft cover set of books, The Fruits of Our Labours: Chinese Fruit Shops in New Zealand, chronicles the lives of these pioneering greengrocers and fruiterers as they carved their place into the country’s rich social and cultural tapestry. The personal anecdotes, historical documents and photos tell the stories of these families as they provided a vital service with a smile to their community and their journeys of growing up Kiwis. That includes the story of Colin Lowe of Norman Lowe Ltd in Whakatane: Being the son of a fruiterer meant you spent most of your spare time after school and in the weekends helping out. As a child I can still remember time spent unfolding unsold newspaper ready for wrapping veges in, unloading empty boxes and stacking them alongside the driveway ready for a carrier to collect them and take them to a market garden, sorting out the broken ones for repairing. These stories bring a unique perspective on New Zealand’s history as they trace the evolution of these shops from the general store-cum-greengrocery of the 1880s through to the fresh fruit and vegetable retailers we know today. It follows the fortunes and misfortunes of the Chinese in New Zealand through the hard times of the Depression and World War II, the growth and boom times of the 1950s and 60s and the challenge of supermarket giants eating up the competition. Commissioned by the Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust, The Fruits of Our Labours was written and researched by Ruth Lam, Beverly Lowe, Helen Wong, Michael Wong, and Carolyn King. Volume 1 (440 pages) presents the stories of Chinese-owned fruit shops from the Dunedin region through to the Wanganui-Taranaki region. Volume 2 (464 pages) presents stories from the Hawke’s Bay region through to the Auckland region. The appendices include a list of all known Chinese fruit shops from the 1880s to the current day, and maps of the Guangdong counties the Chinese fruiterers originated from. Both volumes are fully-illustrated with photos, graphs and statistical tables. The books will be a valuable resource for researchers of Chinese in New Zealand, genealogists, local history, and produce retailing.
Dimensions: 215 x 300 mm
Publication Date: 01-09-2018