The Bookshelf

All For Mary does things a little differently, (ok, A LOT differently!) and our reading material is just one! We want all of our Mary and Marty's to walk out of our salon doors feeling inspired, uplifted and confident, and we don't think the usual gossip magazines hit that mark. Instead, our bookshelf is full of reading material that we've picked because we think it will enrich our clients lives by building them up, educating them or touching their hearts with the beauty that is humanity. Knowing that some of those books are so good you can't put them down, we wanted to make each book accessible at home by providing a link to purchase your own copy below. 

Latest Arrivals    

IS IT POSSIBLE TO BE CALM, CENTRED AND GROUNDED WHILST LIVING IN A BUSY CITY, RUNNING A BUSINESS AND JUGGLING GROWN-UP RESPONSIBILITIES?

In Life & Love, she offers insights into the support system, strategies and relationships, which allow her to cope with the emotional rollercoaster of running a profitable, multi-platform start-up. Blending advice from mentors and role models, with lessons that she's learned the hard way, Lisa's personal journey is proof that no mistake is undoable, no relationship is unfixable and no failure is in vain if you have the right attitude and an abundance of gratitude.

This is a book about love, joy and happiness, community, authenticity and learning to sink into your femininity even when you're a ball-breaking businesswoman. Lisa's message is; you can be a traditionalist and a rebel, you can be a lover and a fighter, you can be vulnerable and invincible.

Whether you're an entrepreneur, a lawyer, a mother, a wife, a student or a blend of all the above, this book will teach you how to wear your heart on your sleeve, embrace every side of yourself and still achieve more than you ever imagined!

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Do you have big dreams and big plans, but lack the resources to pursue them? Do you find yourself saying "If only I had the money..." Are you too embarrassed to ask others for help?

In her best-selling book Daring & Disruptive and its sequel Life & Love, serial entrepreneur Lisa Messenger shared the business insights gathered in more than a decade of success across multiple industries, including how to identify your true purpose, pinpoint your passions and create the working life most only dream of. But, let’s be honest, you need the means to make it all happen.

In her latest book, she tackles a topic with a stigma - money! What would you do if money was no object, how can anyone find profit in the impossible and - her personal bugbear - when will "gunnas" stop using lack of money as an excuse for not stepping out of their comfort zone and pursuing their purpose?

Mixing advice from mentors, experts and famous role models, with lessons learned in her own entrepreneurial journey, Lisa reveals how she built a global brand, and launched a magazine sold in 37 countries, without having to borrow a single cent from a bank.

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An inspiring, upbeat, beautiful and affirming handbook to help women find their natural confidence and learn how to love themselves.

Are you ready to activate your dream life?

You know that sneaky voice inside your head telling you that you're not good enough, smart enough, skinny enough, whatever enough? That's your Mean Girl. And she's doing her best to keep you stuck in Fear Town, too scared to go after the life you always imagined.

But enough's enough! Melissa Ambrosini has made a life beyond her wildest dreams, all by mastering her Mean Girl, busting through limiting beliefs and karate-chopping through the fears that held her hostage for years. And now she wants to help you remember not only what you are capable of, but how amazing you truly are!

In this inspiring, upbeat guide, Melissa provides a practical plan for creating your own version of a kick-ass life - one that's wildly wealthy, fabulously healthy and bursting with love. Designed to propel you out of stuck-ness and into action, it's a must-read if you are ready to stop being held back by your Mean Girl and start living the life of your dreams.

Buy Now

In the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton began an ambitious project -to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. The photos he took and the accompanying interviews became the blog Humans of New York. In the first three years, his audience steadily grew from a few hundred to over one million. In 2013, his book Humans of New York, based on that blog, was published and immediately catapulted to the top of the NY Times Bestseller List. It has appeared on that list for over twenty-five weeks to date. The appeal of HONY has been so great that in the course of the next year Brandon's following increased tenfold to, now, over 12 million followers on Facebook. In the summer of 2014, the UN chose him to travel around the world on a goodwill mission that had followers meeting people from Iraq to the Ukraine to Mexico City via the photos he took.

Now, Brandon is back with the follow up to Humans of New York that his loyal followers have been waiting for: Humans of New York: Stories. Ever since Brandon began interviewing people on the streets of NY, the dialogue he's had with them has increasingly become as in-depth, intriguing and moving as the photos themselves. Humans of New York: Stories presents a whole new group of humans, complete with stories that delve deeper and surprise with greater candor. Let Brandon Stanton and the people he's photographed astonish you all over again.

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Since 1992, Gary Chapman's bestselling book The Five Love Languages has helped more than 300,00 couples develop stronger, more fulfilling relationships by teaching them to speak one another's love language. Now Chapman teams with Ross Campbell, author of best-seller How to Really Love Your Child, to help parents speak their child's love language.

Each child, like an adult, expresses and receives love best through one of five different communication styles. This truth can work against parents who speak different love languages than their children. However, when properly prepared, moms and dads can use this information to help them meet their children's deepest emotional needs.

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Back by popular demand - and newly updated by the author - the mega-bestselling spiritual guide in which Marianne Williamson shares her reflections on "A Course in Miracles" and her insights on the application of love in the search for inner peace.

Williamson reveals how we each can become a miracle worker by accepting God and by the expression of love in our daily lives. Whether psychic pain is in the area of relationships, career, or health, she shows us how love is a potent force, the key to inner peace, and how by practicing love we can make our own lives more fulfilling while creating a more peaceful and loving world for our children.

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Magazines    

We are not typical of any Christian publication currently out there.

No fluff, no jargon, no glossing over. We are life both rough and smooth and our girls love us for it.

MICI stands for ‘made in Christ’s image’. The whole world is out there trying to tell young women who they are. No wonder it gets confusing. We are adding to that voice but in a very different way.

Think of how it would be if more young women understood themselves as God understands them. That’s the purpose of MICI – we’re all about identity. That’s why it quickly moves from a concept to a lifestyle. Once you understand how amazing you are, you can’t help but live that way.

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The message of MICI (being made in Christ’s image) is for girls of all ages … Which is why we are so excited to share with you – that we are launching MICI Girls magazine for tween girls (9-14years). In the same-much-loved MICI style, MICI girls will be a magazine filled with articles of inspiration and daily living all the while pointing the girls to finding their identity, purpose and worth based in who Christ says they are – and not who the world tells them they should be

MICI girls quarterly magazine is available for pre-order with our first issue set to launch in February 2015.

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Over the past 12 years we have defied the traditional publishing mould producing over 400 custom books for clients such as Lorna Jane, Toby’s Estate, Contiki and Commbank. Now it is time to do the same with magazines. The Collective is a monthly 176-page lifestyle magazine that brings together entrepreneurial and creative minds from across the globe. True to our name, we are a collection of game changers, rule breakers, thought leaders and style makers with a common appetite for challenging the status quo. If you’re looking to catch up with us, we can be found in 30 countries worldwide – from the humid streets of Turkey to the Fjords of Norway, The Collective is a universal movement. Through personal stories, in-depth interviews, investigative features and practical tips, The Collective aims to inspire and inform. Whether you are looking for a boost of creativity, business advice from industry professionals or a friendly pep talk, this mag is your guide to making an impact in this world.

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The Library    

Celebrated makeup artist and the "Today" show beauty editor Bobbie Brown share the secretes that have made her one of the most sought-after names in makeup today. In this straightforward, refreshingly honest guide to makeup, no one "perfect" beauty standard is promoted; Bobbie knows that every woman has her own look, and her mission is to help readers maximize their individual potential.

Learn the essential techniques necessary for any woman who wants to look and feel her best--day or night. Learning to appreciate your own beauty; How to do makeup fast; How to handle bad beauty; How to get out of a makeup rut; How to make lipstick last; How to wear foundation correctly

With "Bobbie Brown Beauty," women will quickly learn what makes "their" face unique and how to play up their particular strengths. Never before has a beauty book tackled the pressing concerns of a woman's everyday beauty routine--what every woman, fromm fifteen to seventy-five, really wants to know.

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This is the book that Bobbi Brown's fans have been waiting for: her 25-plus years of makeup styling experience distilled into one complete, gorgeous book. Bobbi looks at everything from skincare basics to every aspect of facial makeup—from how to find the right color and type of foundation for any skin tone to how to apply every detail of eye makeup (Brows, Eye Liner, Eye Shadow, and Eye Lashes) no matter your eye color and shape. Of course there are never-before-seen tips on blush, bronzer, lip liners, lipstick, etc. And Bobbi looks beyond the face with informative chapters on "Hands and Feet" and "Body Skin Care." Each chapter has thorough step-by-step basic directions for makeup application and easy-to-follow photographs and line drawings, along with Bobbi's expert, yet assuring, advice. Plus, there's a groundbreaking section of the book that will be of special interest to women who've wanted to know how makeup stylists do what they do: the top beauty secrets only these artists know, essential equipment to keep on hand, how to break into the business, and how to work with photographers and celebrities.

Breathtaking photos of the finished faces-from everyday looks to exotic runway style-along with advice on putting it all together for every woman, make this a book like no other.

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Michelle Bridges, expert trainer from The Biggest Loser and author of the best-selling Crunch Time, knows that confidence in the kitchen is the key to weight management. In the Crunch Time Cookbook she arms you with 100 simple, delicious recipes to help you lose the kilos and keep them off. But this is no ordinary cookbook. There's also:

  • a 12-week menu plan
  • practical info on counting calories and basic nutrition
  • advice on breaking bad habits
  • exercise tips
Michelle shows you how easy, quick and cheap it can be to prepare your own meals, and all her recipes are family friendly. Tuck into tasty low-cal versions of old favourites such as burgers, fish and chips, pizza, and sizzling roast beef. Or try her spicy stir-fries, hearty soups and stunning salads. 

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DARING AND DISRUPTIVE IS AN INSIGHTFUL AND SOULFUL ACCOUNT OF THE ENTREPRENEUR'S ROLLER-COASTER RIDE FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO SUCCEED ALMOST AS MUCH AS THEY WANT TO BREATHE...

WHO WANT TO MAKE THE IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE AND THE ORDINARY EXTRAORDINARY.


After decades of success in multiple industries, Lisa Messenger blends her personal stories with the important business lessons she has learned along the way, from why money is not the only currency to how to fail well. Lisa gives readers a valuable insight into her world, whether you're a budding entrepreneur, seasoned game changer or a corporate ladder-climber dreaming of creating your own gig or making positive change from the inside. This book will help you dig deep, stay on purpose, back yourself, be true to your ideas, and ensure that if you're thrown to the wolves, you'll have the strength to come out leading the pack. Your life is your message to the world. So embrace the journey and live it out loud.
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Marriage should be based on love, right? But does it seem as though you and your spouse are speaking two different languages? New York Times bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman guides couples in identifying, understanding, and speaking their spouse's primary love language-quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, or physical touch.

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Since 1992, Gary Chapman's bestselling book The Five Love Languages has helped more than 300,00 couples develop stronger, more fulfilling relationships by teaching them to speak one another's love language. Now Chapman teams with Ross Campbell, author of best-seller How to Really Love Your Child, to help parents speak their child's love language.

Each child, like an adult, expresses and receives love best through one of five different communication styles. This truth can work against parents who speak different love languages than their children. However, when properly prepared, moms and dads can use this information to help them meet their children's deepest emotional needs.

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The original Five Love Languages was intended for married couples but the principles are universal and apply to any relationship – dating, family, friends, co-workers. The Five Love Languages Singles Edition will help readers to:

  • discover the missing ingredient in past relationships
  • learn how to communicate love in a way that can transform any relationship
  • grow closer to the people they care about the most
  • understand why you may not feel loved by those who genuinely care about you
  • gain the courage to deeply express your emotions and affection to others
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Carmindy, the makeup artist on TLC's popular show "What Not to Wear," believes that the secret to a great look is to enhance your best natural features with sheer washes of color, not to hide under layers of artificial-looking makeup. In "The 5-Minute Face"--now with an all-new updated Shopping Guide--Carmindy shares her positive beauty philosophy. She offers a practical, easy, fast, and mistake-proof makeup routine that works for all ages and skin types.

Each chapter contains valuable advice on perfecting the makeup technique that's right for your face--and includes product tips and "toolbox" sections describing the best implements to use with each type of makeup. And there's more: How to Get Brows That Wow: Learn what brow shape best frames your face. What's Age Got to Do with It? Tricks and trade secrets that keep every woman looking beautiful at any age. Beauty Comes in All Colors: Freckles? Blemishes? Carmindy helps you find the perfect makeup for your special skin tone. The 10-Minute Face: Carmindy shows how to build on the 5-Minute Face for special occasions.

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Michelle Bridges is Australia's most successful weight-loss expert.

In this handy pocket-sized guide, she shares her secrets to STAYING FOCUSED, STAYING FIT and getting the MOST OUT OF YOUR LIFE, EVERY DAY. 

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A woman's hair has always been regarded as her crowning glory: from the elaborately dressed styles in Ancient Greece to the simple bobs of the 1920s and the colorful gelled spikes of Punk, right up to the latest directions in the world of hairdressing today. Straight or curly, long or short, blonde or dark, hair offers women the ability to change their appearance dramatically - and define their social standing and style allegiance. Hairstyles: Ancient to Present seeks to celebrate the complex art of hairdressing from its earliest known beginnings to the most modern and contemporary of styles.

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A Number One New York Times bestseller, Humans of New York began in the summer of 2010, when photographer Brandon Stanton set out on an ambitious project: to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. Armed with his camera, he began crisscrossing the city, covering thousands of miles on foot, all in his attempt to capture the ordinary New Yorkers in the most extraordinary of moments. The result of these efforts was Humans of New York, a vibrant blog in which he featured his photos alongside quotes and anecdotes. The blog has steadily grown, now boasting nearly a million devoted followers. Humans of New York is the book inspired by the blog. With four hundred colour photos, including exclusive portraits and all-new stories, and a distinctive vellum jacket it is a stunning collection of images that will appeal not just to those who have been drawn in by the outsized personalities of New York, but to anyone interested in the breathtaking scope of humanity it displays. Heartfelt and moving, Humans of New York is a celebration of individuality and a tribute to the spirit of a city.

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In the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton began an ambitious project -to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. The photos he took and the accompanying interviews became the blog Humans of New York. In the first three years, his audience steadily grew from a few hundred to over one million. In 2013, his book Humans of New York, based on that blog, was published and immediately catapulted to the top of the NY Times Bestseller List. It has appeared on that list for over twenty-five weeks to date. The appeal of HONY has been so great that in the course of the next year Brandon's following increased tenfold to, now, over 12 million followers on Facebook. In the summer of 2014, the UN chose him to travel around the world on a goodwill mission that had followers meeting people from Iraq to the Ukraine to Mexico City via the photos he took.

Now, Brandon is back with the follow up to Humans of New York that his loyal followers have been waiting for: Humans of New York: Stories. Ever since Brandon began interviewing people on the streets of NY, the dialogue he's had with them has increasingly become as in-depth, intriguing and moving as the photos themselves. Humans of New York: Stories presents a whole new group of humans, complete with stories that delve deeper and surprise with greater candor. Let Brandon Stanton and the people he's photographed astonish you all over again.

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Entertaining doesn′t have to be stressful, as Donna Hay proves with her collection of simple menus which turn the simple into special. From weeknights to Saturday night or sunday lunch to the really special occasion feasts, Donna Hay shows how to put together food which tastes great, looks beautiful and is easy to prepare.

INSTANT ENTERTAINING has everything you need to make your occasion an instant success. Donna′s menu planners provide a simple way to plan the menu from entrees through to dessert. 

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IS IT POSSIBLE TO BE CALM, CENTRED AND GROUNDED WHILST LIVING IN A BUSY CITY, RUNNING A BUSINESS AND JUGGLING GROWN-UP RESPONSIBILITIES?

In Life & Love, she offers insights into the support system, strategies and relationships, which allow her to cope with the emotional rollercoaster of running a profitable, multi-platform start-up. Blending advice from mentors and role models, with lessons that she's learned the hard way, Lisa's personal journey is proof that no mistake is undoable, no relationship is unfixable and no failure is in vain if you have the right attitude and an abundance of gratitude.

This is a book about love, joy and happiness, community, authenticity and learning to sink into your femininity even when you're a ball-breaking businesswoman. Lisa's message is; you can be a traditionalist and a rebel, you can be a lover and a fighter, you can be vulnerable and invincible.

Whether you're an entrepreneur, a lawyer, a mother, a wife, a student or a blend of all the above, this book will teach you how to wear your heart on your sleeve, embrace every side of yourself and still achieve more than you ever imagined!

Buy Now

Lose 5 kilos in 30 days. It sounds straightforward and it is. Michelle Bridges is Australia's most successful weight-loss expert and she knows how to get people into shape quickly. Whether your weight has been slowly creeping up over the last few years, you've already lost a lot of weight but can't get any further, or summer is just around the corner and you want to look your best, Losing the Last 5 Kilos gives you all the information you need to get back to your perfect size.

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An inspiring, upbeat, beautiful and affirming handbook to help women find their natural confidence and learn how to love themselves.

Are you ready to activate your dream life?

You know that sneaky voice inside your head telling you that you're not good enough, smart enough, skinny enough, whatever enough? That's your Mean Girl. And she's doing her best to keep you stuck in Fear Town, too scared to go after the life you always imagined.

But enough's enough! Melissa Ambrosini has made a life beyond her wildest dreams, all by mastering her Mean Girl, busting through limiting beliefs and karate-chopping through the fears that held her hostage for years. And now she wants to help you remember not only what you are capable of, but how amazing you truly are!

In this inspiring, upbeat guide, Melissa provides a practical plan for creating your own version of a kick-ass life - one that's wildly wealthy, fabulously healthy and bursting with love. Designed to propel you out of stuck-ness and into action, it's a must-read if you are ready to stop being held back by your Mean Girl and start living the life of your dreams.

Buy Now

Do you have big dreams and big plans, but lack the resources to pursue them? Do you find yourself saying "If only I had the money..." Are you too embarrassed to ask others for help?

In her best-selling book Daring & Disruptive and its sequel Life & Love, serial entrepreneur Lisa Messenger shared the business insights gathered in more than a decade of success across multiple industries, including how to identify your true purpose, pinpoint your passions and create the working life most only dream of. But, let’s be honest, you need the means to make it all happen.

In her latest book, she tackles a topic with a stigma - money! What would you do if money was no object, how can anyone find profit in the impossible and - her personal bugbear - when will "gunnas" stop using lack of money as an excuse for not stepping out of their comfort zone and pursuing their purpose?

Mixing advice from mentors, experts and famous role models, with lessons learned in her own entrepreneurial journey, Lisa reveals how she built a global brand, and launched a magazine sold in 37 countries, without having to borrow a single cent from a bank.

Buy Now
Lonely Planet's Pocket New York City is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Scale the Statue of Liberty; stroll Central Park; be dazzled by the bright lights of Times Square; and lose yourself in the vast Metropolitan Museum of Art (MoMA); all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of New York City and begin your journey now!

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In his provocative and inspiring new book, Malcolm Gladwell looks at everyone from rock stars to professional athletes, software billionaires to scientific geniuses, to show that the story of success is far more surprising, than we could ever have imagined. He reveals that it's as much about where we're from and what we do, as who we are - and that no one, not even a genius, ever makes it alone.

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Now you don't have to be a celebrity to have a consulation with your own personal stylist. Stylist to the stars Kendall Farr's behind-the-scenes wardrobe wisdom and savvy insights give you eye-opening and accessible advice on:

  • Taking your true measurements-from eight different body zones-to ensure an attractive fit based on your unique silhouette and the proportions that will flatter it best
  • Why ready-to-wear isn't, and how and when to use a tailor for a custom fit
  • The best fabrics, cuts, design lines, and brands for your unique silhouette
  • How to balance trends with classic, indispensable pieces that are the backbone of any well-conceived wardrobe
  • What 'closet archaeology' can unearth and reveal about your wardrobe needs
  • Why the right lingerie make a critical difference in the fit of your clothes
  • Tips from other experts on the beauty principles that ground your everyday look-Bobbi Brown and Sonia Kashuk for makeup and Kevin Mancuso for hair
  • Accessories that give an outfit an individual look and that no versatile wardrobe should be without

Best of all, The Pocket Stylist features specifically edited shopping lists for each body type. With Kendall as your guide, you'll learn to shop like a pro and look and feel your very best.

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From the New York Times bestselling author of THE WIDOW CLICQUOT comes a captivating look behind the success of Chanel No. 5, the world's most famous perfume Every minute, someone buys an Art Deco-inspired, amber-hued bottle of Chanel No. 5-to the tune of more than half a million bottles a year. Considering that nearly ninety years have passed since No. 5's creation, this statistic alone makes a compelling case for the perfume's stature as the world's most famous. However, its cultural impact might be even more staggering than its business success: Andy Warhol's silk-screened version of bottle helped to make its image iconic; Mitch Ryder's "Devil in a Blue Dress" famously wore it; and, when Marilyn Monroe was asked what she wore to bed, she replied, with more than a hint of flirtation: "Why, Chanel No. 5 of course." Adding to the perfume's prestige, some of the most glamorous actresses of our age, including Catherine Deneuve, Nicole Kidman, and Audrey Tautou, have been its official face. We all know the story of Coco Chanel, but how much do we actually know about her signature perfume-a fragrance that has enjoyed remarkable success for nearly a century? THE SECRET OF CHANEL NO. 5 is the story of Tilar J. Mazzeo's far-ranging and often quixotic search to discover the answer-and of the fascinating detours into the history of perfume that come from asking the question: What is the secret behind No. 5's creation, iconic status, and extraordinary success? 

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Lonely Planet Spain is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Marvel at the exquisite perfection of the Alhambra, hike the Pyrenean high country and laze on the Mediterranean's best beaches; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Spain and begin your journey now!

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This celebrated bestseller, now in paperback, is a book that is changing the way the world thinks about selling products and disseminating ideas. The new Afterword by the author describes how readers can constructively apply the tipping point principle in their own lives and work.

The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in the crime rate.

This widely acclaimed bestseller, in which Malcolm Gladwell explores and brilliantly illuminates the tipping point phenomenon, is already changing the way people throughout the world think about selling products and disseminating ideas.

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In this fascinating book, Seth Godin argues that now, for the first time, everyone has an opportunity to start a movement - to bring together a tribe of like-minded people and do amazing things. There are tribes everywhere, all of them hungry for connection, meaning and change. And yet, too many people ignore the opportunity to lead, because they are "sheepwalking" their way through their lives and work, too afraid to question whether their compliance is doing them (or their company) any good. This book is for those who don't want to be sheep and instead have a desire to do fresh and exciting work. If you have a passion for what you want to do and the drive to make it happen, there is a tribe of fellow employees, or customers, or investors, or readers, just waiting for you to connect them with each other and lead them where they want to go.

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10th Anniversary edition of Tropy of Grace, Bronwen Healy’s autobiography

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Who Moved My Cheese? is a simple parable that reveals profound truths. It is an amusing and enlightening story of four characters who live in a maze and look for cheese to nourish them and make them happy. Cheese is a metaphor for what you want to have in life - whether it is a good job, a loving relationship, money or a possession, health or spirital peace of mind. And the maze is where you look for what you want - the organisation you work in, on the family or community you live in.

This profound book from bestselling author, Spencer Johnson will show you how to: Anticipate change; adapt to change quickly; enjoy change; be ready to change quickly again and again. Discover the secret for yourself and learn how to deal with change, so that you suffer from less stress and enjoy more success in your work and in life.

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