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We recommend the following collection of favourite and inspirational books...

Pride and PrejudiceAn absolute classic of the literary world.

And despite the years of passing since it's original publication and the initial consideration that it could have no possible business intuition, there's more than meets the eye.

Dealing with first impressions and the resultant mindsets, there's a lot to be learned.

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Killing FairfaxPacker:  'Fairfax just didn't see any of this coming.  They thought it was beneath them ... You know, I think we killed Fairfax,'
Murdoch:   'I think so.'

A chronicle of missed opportunities, bad blood and the changing of the print media landscape, Killing Fairfax is an excellently written dialogue on how Fairfax lost the rivers of gold income streams that existed in classified advertising and saw them decline from a merged company once having a market valuation of over $9 billion to one that languished around the $1 billion mark.

And how the next generation of the Packer and Murdoch dynasties contributed and profited.

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Crucial ConversationsIn every conversation we have, be it on a personal or business level, emotion plays a big part.  The ability to manage the emotion and work towards a win-win situation is where we all face a big challenge.

However a big illusion in communication is that it has taken place.

Surely then we need the tools to transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue, make it safe to talk about almost anything, and be persuasive not abrasive.

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What It TakesWhatever path you travel in your professional life, a sense of purpose is a strength that triumphs over all others.

Remember, though, that there's no big secret to success.

What Mark delivers are the elements that make people successful; purpose, commitment and relentless hard work.

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Good To GreatCan a good company become a great company? And if so, how?.

Good to Great shows that greatness is not primarily a function of circumstance, but largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline.

One of the great concepts is that of the bus - your business is a bus, so you've got to get the right people in the right seats, then decide where to take it.

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Start With WhyRather than starting with the What of your business, people become more engaged when they know Why.

Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty?

Simon wites a powerful and penetrating exploration of what separates great companies and great leaders from the rest

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