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The Secret Lives of Web Pages

Paul Ford

Every day billions of people view billions of web pages. A blank rectangle in a web browser transforms into the Guardian, or Google, or, God help us, Yahoo! News. That single home page is often the work of hundreds of people over thousands of hours. A single page of the Huffington Post is more complex than the space shuttle. And yet most people don't know what's behind a web page.

Paul Ford knows how the web works, every bit of it. He was one of the first bloggers - he started well before the term "blog" was coined, and so programmed all his own web publishing software himself - and he is now a well-respected programmer. In The Secret Lives of Web Pages, he explains what happens when a web page loads into your browser, from the basic text and headlines to the moment your identity can be stolen, in an engaging, funny, smart, and accessible way, from a place of love and wonder and with deep historical understanding. Based on his own experience and extensive conversations with a who's who of Internet creators, The Secret Lives of Web Pages is the definitive book on coding and the web page: what it is, why it happened, and how to understand it.

The Curated Closet

Anuschka Rees

Get the wardrobe you’ve always wanted, filled with only those pieces that you love to put on and that make you look and feel amazing.

Berlin-based style blogger Anuschka Rees will change your attitude and approach to clothes and shopping with her new minimal method. She rejects the clichéd fashion rules and instead encourages you to look in your wardrobe and at your life, as well as in the mirror. Using interactive prompts, infographic-style questionnaires and helpful check lists, all beautifully illustrated with photography and mood boards, create you own individual style guidelines that truly speak to you.

A must-have guide that will help you discover and develop a strong sense of personal style.

The Airbnb Story

Leigh Gallagher

In 2008, two broke art school graduates and their coder-whiz friend set up a platform that – in less than a decade – became the largest provider of accommodations in the world. Now valued at $30 billion, Airbnb is in the very top tier of Silicon Valley’s ‘unicorn’ startups.
Yet the company has not been without controversy – disrupting a $500 billion hotel industry makes you a few enemies. This is also a story of regulators who want to shut it down, hotel industry leaders who want it to disappear and neighbourhoods that struggle with private homes open for public rental. But beyond the headlines and the horror stories, Airbnb has changed the terms of travel for a whole generation – where a sense of belonging has built trust between hosts and guests seeking a more original travel experience that hotels have struggled to replicate.
This is the first, definitive book to tell the remarkable story behind Airbnb in all its forms – cultural zeitgeist, hotel disruptor, enemy to regulators – and the first in-depth character study of its leader Brian Chesky, the company’s curious co-founder and CEO. It reveals what got Airbnb where it is today, why they are nothing like Uber, and where they are going next.

Rock My Wedding

Charlotte O'Shea

Just like you, your wedding day will be personal, one-of-a-kind, and completely unique. We're not here to tell you what you should do to make your day perfect, only that you can do it.

With advice and guidance on the individual aspects to consider when planning your wedding day - from where to begin and recommended questions to ask your supplier, to plenty of alternative decor ideas - we hope that you'll find inspiration, reassurance and a little bit of escapism in these pages as you embark on planning one of the most special and joyful days of your lives.

The Upstarts

Brad Stone

New York Times bestselling author of The Everything Store Brad Stone takes us deep inside the new Silicon Valley.

Ten years ago, the idea of getting into a stranger’s car, or walking into a stranger’s home, would have seemed bizarre and dangerous, but today it’s as common as ordering a book online. Uber and Airbnb are household names: redefining neighbourhoods, challenging the way governments regulate business and changing the way we travel.

In the spirit of iconic Silicon Valley renegades like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, a new generation of entrepreneurs is sparking yet another cultural upheaval through technology. They are among the Upstarts, idiosyncratic founders with limitless drive and an abundance of self-confidence. Young, hungry and brilliant, they are rewriting the traditional rules of business, changing our day-to-day lives and often sidestepping serious ethical and legal obstacles in the process.

The Upstarts is the definitive account of a dawning age of tenacity, creativity, conflict and wealth. In Brad Stone’s highly anticipated and riveting account of the most radical companies of the new Silicon Valley, we find out how it all started, and how the world is wildly different than it was ten years ago.

Commit!

Enda McNulty

'Enda McNulty helped me to believe that I had the potential to win an Olympic medal' Annalise Murphy, Olympic silver medallist

As an All-Ireland winning footballer and a highly successful motivational coach and businessman, Enda McNulty has an intimate knowledge of what it takes to achieve real success.

Enda has worked with international high achievers such as rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll, the Leinster and Irish rugby teams, Olympians David Gillick and Annalise Murphy, Riverdance principal dancer, Padraic Moyles, and top management teams in companies like Digicel, Diageo, Intel, Microsoft and Facebook. He knows how to help people reach their potential.

Enda believes that our greatest fulfilment comes from finding, and working to achieve, our life's true purpose. In Commit! he explains how to go about doing this.

Drawing on his personal and professional experience, Enda demonstrates how to harness your strengths so you can live a more purposeful life. He explains how to develop a mindset that will help you to recognise and embrace opportunity. He explores resilience and mental toughness and how to develop both. And he provides practical guidance on managing physical wellness through the right mix of exercise and nutrition.

Using examples from the wide variety of the people Enda has helped - some well-known, some not so well-known - Commit! blends real world experience with the wealth of personal insight and expertise Enda has built up over the years.

It is nothing less than a one-stop manual for becoming the truest most fulfilled version of yourself you can be.

'After working with Enda and his team my onstage performances improved significantly and the work still helps me reach my potential in every facet of life' Padraic Moyles, lead dancer, Riverdance

'Working with Enda McNulty made a positive difference to how I do my job. I have a renewed sense of purpose, clarity and perspective' Eamonn Sinnott, General Manager, Intel Ireland

'Enda's understanding and skill were crucial in helping me to reach my potential as an athlete. And I still use the tools he gave me in my post-athletic career' David Gillick, Olympian

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Klaus Schwab

The founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum on how the impending technological revolution will change our lives

We are on the brink of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. And this one will be unlike any other in human history.

Characterized by new technologies fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, the Fourth Industrial Revolution will impact all disciplines, economies and industries - and it will do so at an unprecedented rate. World Economic Forum data predicts that by 2025 we will see: commercial use of nanomaterials 200 times stronger than steel and a million times thinner than human hair; the first transplant of a 3D-printed liver; 10% of all cars on US roads being driverless; and much more besides.

In The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Schwab outlines the key technologies driving this revolution, discusses the major impacts on governments, businesses, civil society and individuals, and offers bold ideas for what can be done to shape a better future for all.

Goode on Commercial Law

Roy Goode

This is the fifth, fully updated edition of Roy Goode's seminal work Commercial Law, covering the area's theoretical framework as well as its application

This classic work lays out both the theoretical framework of commercial law and the application of fundamental principles to typical business and financial transactions, explaining complex ideas with great clarity. With its unique combination of theory and practice, it is widely acclaimed by practising lawyers in many countries, and by law teachers and students, and it has been extensively cited in judicial decisions.

This new fifth edition has been revised to bring the work completely up to date, incorporating a treatment of a significant number of leading cases in commercial law, as well as numerous important new developments affecting international commercial transactions.

'Searching analysis and meticulous exposition coupled with a lucid clarity of style and a relaxed lightness of touch combine to make the book not only compulsory but compulsive reading for anyone interested in its field' Law Quarterly Review

'A work of immense scholarship ... Professor Goode's work must be as nearly exhaustive as can be possible and as produced by Penguin is a triumph of paperback publishing' Solicitor's Journal

'Clear and comprehensive ... The student and practitioner will find it indispensable; the interested layperson too will benefit from it as a work of reference' British Business

'A veritable tour de force' Business Law Review

Why You?

James Reed

**Revised and updated for 2017 with ten extra tech questions.**

Learn the secrets to excelling at interview, direct from top interviewers and recruiters, in Why You? by James Reed, chairman of recruitment specialists REED.

You can't prepare an answer for every interview question. So, of the thousands of questions they might ask, which ones will they ask?

After extensive research among hundreds of interviewers and thousands of interviewees, finally here's the book that will give you the answer.

Why You? is based on direct input from top interviewers in REED's unrivalled recruitment network. It offers powerful preparation techniques, the lowdown on how to answer the most common questions and - above all - how to adopt a winning mindset at interview, one that will help you succeed on the day.

From classic questions like 'tell me about yourself' and 'what are your greatest weaknesses?' to puzzlers like 'sell me this pen' and 'how many traffic lights are there in London?', James Reed reveals what interviewers are really asking.

James Reed is the Chairman of REED, the recruitment specialists. He first joined the company in 1992 after graduating from Harvard Business School; since then REED has more than quadrupled in size and reed.co.uk has become the number one job site in the UK and Europe. REED now receives more than 46 million job applications a year and has delivered over 100 programmes helping more than 140,000 long-term unemployed people back into work. James is co-author of Put Your Mindset to Work, winner of the 'Commuter's Read' prize at the CMI Management Book Awards 2012. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

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