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WE ARE ANONYMOUS By PARMY OLSON WE ARE ANONYMOUS is the first full account of how a loosely assembled group of hackers scattered across the globe formed a new kind of insurgency, seized headlines, and tortured the feds-and the ultimate betrayal that would eventually bring them down. Parmy Olson goes behind the headlines and into the world of Anonymous and LulzSec with unprecedented access, drawing upon hundreds of conversations with the hackers themselves, including exclusive interviews with all six core members of LulzSec. View book review here: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/01/books/we-are-anonymous-byparmy-olson.html?_r=0 9780316247238 HACHETTE BOOK GROUP S$16.00
BREAKING THE SILENCE By CASEY WATSON The Watsons are astonished when they answer their front door to find their case worker with a small boy on the doorstep. Jenson is just nine years old. He was removed from his home thirty minutes earlier when it was discovered his mother had left him at home while she went on holiday with her boyfriend. A couple of weeks later Casey is in for a second shock when she is asked to take a second nine-year-old boy, Georgie. Georgie is autistic and has been in a childrenâ€™s home since he was a toddler. The home is closing and social services need somewhere temporary for him to stay. With her own grown up son, Kieron, having Aspergerâ€™s (a mild form of autism), Casey knows this is one child she cannot say no to. 9780007479610 HARPER UK S$16.00 MPH Distributors (S) Pte Ltd
THE OUTSIDER By JIMMY CONNORS
9780061242991 HARPER US S$34.00
The Outsider is a no-holds-barred memoir by the original bad boy of tennis, Jimmy Connors. Connors ignited the tennis boom in the 1970s with his aggressive style of play, turning his matches with John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, and Ivan Lendl into prizefights. But it was his prolonged dedication to his craft that won him the public’s adoration. He capped off one of the most remarkable runs in tennis history at the age of 39 when he reached the semifinals of the 1991 U.S. Open, competing against players half his age. More than just the story of a tennis champion, The Outsider is the uncensored account of Connors' life, from his complicated relationship with his formidable mother and his storybook romance with tennis legend Chris Evert, to his battles with gambling and fidelity that threatened to derail his career and his long-lasting marriage to Playboy playmate Patti McGuire.
THE (HONEST) TRUTH ABOUT DISHONESTY By DAN ARIELY The New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality returns with thought-provoking work to challenge our preconceptions about dishonesty and urge us to take an honest look at ourselves. •Does the chance of getting caught affect how likely we are to cheat? •How do companies pave the way for dishonesty? •Does collaboration make us more honest or less so? •Does religion improve our honesty? View book review here: http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-0810/opinions/35491381_1_behavior-book-reviewsevere-burns
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COMPUTING WITH QUANTUM CATS By JOHN GRIBBIN The quantum computer is no longer the stuff of science fiction. Pioneering physicists are on the brink of unlocking a new quantum universe which provides a better representation of reality than our everyday experiences and common sense ever could. The birth of quantum computers - which, like Schrodinger's famous 'dead and alive' cat, rely on entities like electrons, photons or atoms existing in two states at the same time - is set to turn the computing world on its head. In his fascinating study of this cutting-edge technology, John Gribbin updates his previous views on the nature of quantum reality, arguing for a universe of many parallel worlds where 'everything is real'. 9780593071151 TRANSWORLD S$31.00
DENIAL (INTERNATIONAL): THE DOOR TO THE HUMAN MIND By AJIT VARKI Danny Brower posed an unusual idea to Varki that explained the origins of human uniqueness in a revolutionary way. Haunted by this encounter, Varki tried years later to contact Brower, only to find he had died. Inspired by an unfinished manuscript Brower left behind, DENIAL represents a unique collaboration that integrates Varki's own knowledge on human origins, to explain what sets us apart from other animal species: our ability to fully understand the minds of others. This single evolutionary leap, they argue, required crossing a psychological barrier: giving us the uniquely human ability to deny reality in the face of inarguable evidence-including the willful ignorance of our own inevitable deaths.
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BILLIONAIRES APPRENTICE By ANITA RAGHAVAN
Just as WASPs, Irish-Catholics and Our Crowd Jews once made the ascent from immigrants to powerbrokers, it is now the IndianAmerican's turn. Citigroup, PepsiCo and Mastercard are just a handful of the Fortune 500 companies led by a group known as the "Twice Blessed." Yet little is known about how these Indian emigres (and children of emigres) rose through the ranks. Until now...
9781455525218 HACHETTE BOOK GROUP S$25.00
THE TOOLS By PHIL STUTZ
9780812983043 RANDOM HOUSE S$18.60
The Tools is a dynamic, results-oriented practice that defies the traditional approach to therapy. Instead of focusing on the past, this groundbreaking method aims to deliver relief from persistent problems and restore control—and hope—to users right away. Every day presents challenges—big and small—that the tools transform into opportunities to bring about bold and dramatic change in your life. These transformative techniques will teach you how to GET UNSTUCK: Master the things you are avoiding and live in forward motion. CONTROL ANGER: Free yourself from out-of-control rage and neverending grudges. EXPRESS YOURSELF: Learn the secret of true confidence and find your authentic voice. COMBAT ANXIETY: Stop obsessive worrying and negative thinking. FIND DISCIPLINE: Activate willpower and make the most of every minute.
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HBR: KEEPINNG UP WITH THE QUANTS By KIM DAVENPORT "Quantitative literacy" for managers: How to develop basic analytical skills and be a more informed consumer of data. We're moving beyond the information age into the quantitative information age. This book promises to become your "quantitative literacy" guide - helping you develop the analytical skills needed in today's world of work, no matter your role or experience. As a successful manager today, you need to be a more informed consumer of data, more conversant with analytical thinking and methods, and better at working with quantitative information. In Keeping Up with the Quants, authors and professors Tom Davenport and Jin-ho Kim offer the tools to enhance your thinking and decision-making. 9781422187258 PERSEUS INTERNATIONAL S$44.55
HBR: END OF COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE By RITA GUNTHER McGRATH The context of business has changed so rapidly over the past few decades that it may be time for a new lexicon. At the very least, it's time to challenge some of the established thinking about strategy and competition that used to drive business advantage - but no longer does. In this book, strategy expert and Columbia Business School professor Rita McGrath takes on one of most fundamental and recognized notions in strategy: that of sustainable competitive advantage. She argues this can no longer be the Holy Grail for companies because in a constantly changing environment, deeply ingrained structures and systems designed to extract value actually become a liability. The new path to winning includes taking advantage of shorter term opportunities, as well as relying on new organizational talents like speed and decisiveness. 9781422172810 PERSEUS INTERNATIONAL S$49.50 MPH Distributors (S) Pte Ltd
HBR: CONQUERING THE CHAOS By RAVI VENKATESAN This is a practical, inside, and on the ground look at how CEOs of multinational companies tackle the challenges of the Indian market, written by the former India head of two US multinational corporations, Cummins and Microsoft. India is on the mind of business builders everywhere. The second most populous country in the world with more than 1.2 billion people, it's a growing destination for multinationals to spread their wings. And according to Ravi Venkatesan, it's the perfect place for that - as entering India serves as the ideal litmus test for successfully entering (and winning in) other emerging markets. In Conquering the Chaos: Win in India, Win Everywhere, Venkatesan the former India head of two U.S. multinational corporations - gives an insider view on how to tackle the very unique challenges of the Indian market. 9781422184301 PERSEUS INTERNATIONAL S$49.50
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