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Technofeudalism: What Killed Capitalism by Yanis Varoufakis

Technofeudalism: What Killed Capitalism by Yanis Varoufakis

Varoufakis, a former finance minister for Greece and now an academic and speaker on all things economics, contends ...
On Disinformation by Lee McIntyre

On Disinformation by Lee McIntyre

On Disinformation is a pleasure to hold simply as an object. It’s a small book, the cover only about half the ...
Stoic at Work by Annie Lawson

Stoic at Work by Annie Lawson

Stoic philosophy began almost two millennia ago with four personal precepts: courage, self-discipline, justice and ...
Culture Shock by Jim Clifton & Jim Harter

Culture Shock by Jim Clifton & Jim Harter

The world is in a state of meltdown and renewal. Within this rapid flux and change, the researchers at Gallup ...
First Leaders by Andrew O’Keeffe

First Leaders by Andrew O’Keeffe

Do you really need to suck up to your boss? (Surely there are other ways to get ahead at work.) Growing up, ...
Head & Heart by Dr Kirstin Ferguson

Head & Heart by Dr Kirstin Ferguson

In Head & Heart Dr Kirstin Ferguson encourages the reader to rethink leadership. It’s informed by evidence, ...
An Ugly Truth by Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang

An Ugly Truth by Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang

There is a growing tribe of people online who have recognised that social media – Facebook in particular – might ...
Media Unmade by Tim Burrowes

Media Unmade by Tim Burrowes

If you work in, have taken notice of, or know much about the fortunes of, the Australian media industry over the ...
Upheaval: Disrupted lives in journalism by Andrew Dodd (Editor), Matthew Ricketson (Editor)

Upheaval: Disrupted lives in journalism by Andrew Dodd (Editor), Matthew Ricketson (Editor)

In Upheaval, Dodd and Ricketson have edited or written a series of articles that seek to document what it was like ...
Why You Should Give a F*ck About Farming by Gabrielle Chan

Why You Should Give a F*ck About Farming by Gabrielle Chan

I already care about farming. Both my wife and I grew up on farms and her family still farms in the Central West ...
Banquet of Consequences RELOADED: How we got into the mess we’re in, and why we need to act now by Satyajit Das

Banquet of Consequences RELOADED: How we got into the mess we’re in, and why we need to act now by Satyajit Das

Das writes lucidly and one cannot fault his concern at the direction our world has been taking. 
Literary Lion Tamers: Book editors who made publishing history by Craig Munro

Literary Lion Tamers: Book editors who made publishing history by Craig Munro

For anyone with the slightest interest in Australian literature, this book gives a wonderfully insightful glimpse ...
The Expendables: How the middle class got screwed by globalisation by Jeff Rubin

The Expendables: How the middle class got screwed by globalisation by Jeff Rubin

The Expendables talks about Trump aplenty, particularly his current trade war with China, which Rubin positions as ...
No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention by Reed Hastings, Erin Meyer

No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention by Reed Hastings, Erin Meyer

You’ll roll your eyes at a lot of it, but who are we to judge a company whose share price has gone from less ...
Nail Your Renovation without Getting Screwed by Steve & Suzanne Burke

Nail Your Renovation without Getting Screwed by Steve & Suzanne Burke

This book provides a comprehensive list of information for anyone thinking about a renovation and ...
Digital Cash: The unknown history of the anarchists, utopians, and technologists who built cryptocurrency

Digital Cash: The unknown history of the anarchists, utopians, and technologists who built cryptocurrency

No, it’s not easy reading. I liken it to a slab of Gorgonzola – delicious, but too rich to eat in one ...
Mighty Max

Mighty Max

This is another delightful chapter book for early readers. It’s fun with bright, happy, quirky illustrations ...
Bullshit Jobs: A theory

Bullshit Jobs: A theory

In Bullshit Jobs, Graeber examines the existence and proliferation of useless jobs and indeed entire sectors of ...

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