A former FBI hostage negotiator offers a new, field-tested approach to negotiating - effective in any situation. After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a kidnapping negotiator brought him face-to-face with bank robbers, gang leaders and terrorists. Never Split the Difference takes you inside his world of high-stakes negotiations, revealing the nine key principles that helped Voss and his colleagues succeed when it mattered the most - when people's lives were at stake.
'Filled with insights that apply to everyday negotiations.' Business Insider
'A stupendous book.' The Week'
Vanderkam is a world expert in time managing and productivity. Her insights, interviews and anecdotes weave together an argument that inspire us to creative lives that are not only productive, but enjoyable in the moment.
Light hearted take on ‘being different’ using colours. Funny and yet the message is clear.
Paperback from Feb 2019 priced at £6.99
* currently publisher out of stock Nov 2020, awaiting reprint information
In 2013, Disney released its most egalitarian film to date - but 59% of all the lines in Frozen are spoken by male characters. - 57% of children's books published annually have central male characters; just 31% have central female characters. Raising your child beyond the limitations placed on them by gender is, let's face it, an uphill battle.
If you don't know where to start, or how to start, you will find inspiration, insight and plenty of practical strategies in Childhood Unlimited. From navigating the gendered constructs that dominate children's films, television and media generally, to choosing appropriate and stimulating toys beyond the binary divide, this accessible and relatable book will make the whole process much less daunting. Based on interviews with, and research by, some of the best thought-leaders from the fields of psychology, neuroscience and education, the insights in this book will not only open the eyes of any parent or caregiver, they will inspire you to help your child to look at the world in a critical, creative and empowered way.
Free from the restraints of the stereotypes that surround gender, your child has the opportunity to reach their true potential - and this is the book that you need to launch them on that journey.
** recently launched right here in Books Paper Scissors, Virginia is an adopted Northern Irish author and a Spanish native **
£20.00A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK*'It does for disaster what Rachel Clarke's Dear Life has done for palliative medicine and Adam Kay's This Is Going To Hurt for obstetrics.' - Telegraph'A remarkable account...that it is ultimately hopeful and uplifting, is down to the utter human decency that the author represents' - Mail on Sunday 'Enthralling...though laced with bleak humour, this vivid and humane book forces readers to look into some exceptionally dark places' - ObserverLucy Easthope lives with disaster every day. When a plane crashes, a bomb explodes, a city floods or a pandemic begins, she's the one they call. Lucy is a world-leading authority on recovering from disaster.
She has been at the centre of the most seismic events of the last few decades, advising on everything from the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami to the 7/7 bombings, the Christchurch earthquake in New Zealand, the Grenfell fire and the Covid-19 pandemic. In every catastrophe, Lucy is there to pick up the pieces and prepare for the next one. She holds governments to account, helps communities rally together, returns personal possessions to families, and holds the hands of the survivors.
RHS Gardening School is the perfect guide for gardeners who want to learn. Inside you'll find chapters on:
Everyday garden care
Gardening through the year
Hands-on guidance and step-by-step instructions explain topics such as pruning, pest and diseases, weed removal and caring for lawns.
Expert gardeners explain the underlying principles in plain English, while clear diagrams and beautiful photographs inspire and inform. This revised edition will have a fresh new look with new illustrations and photographs and an easy-to-navigate layout making it an ideal handbook for the new gardener. Become a better, smarter, more productive gardener with this complete guide to horticulture in one handy book.
£14.99Gerry Hussey is Ireland's leading health and performance coach and founder of the incredible movement Soul Space. Here in his first book, Awaken Your Power Within, he brings us on an open, honest and mind-blowing human encounter that takes us inside the heart and mind of a young boy who dared to ask deeper questions about the mind and soul. With amazing insights, life lessons, and powerful meditations Awaken Your Power Within unlocks the truths about how we experience the world and shows us how we can break free from unconscious, self-limiting beliefs, habits, emotions and thinking patterns to reshape and reclaim our inner world, enabling us to live as our truest and most powerful self.
From letting go of the fear of not being enough, to overcoming the dis-ease of distraction, to opening up to a deeper level of consciousness, Awaken Your Power Within is a powerful guide for all ages, one which takes us on a path of discovery to a deeper understanding of who we truly are and the limitless possibilities of which we are all capable. 'You are an infinite being with infinite potential. All you need to do is open yourself to a new consciousness, a true vision of who you really are and awaken to the power within' Gerry Hussey
This is a lovely little gift book or inspiration to start growing something this Spring, no matter how small and no matter how limited your space.
Grow amazing plants from the comfort of your own home. This book will teach you the basics of growing fruit, vegetables, herbs, and the very best indoor flowers, as well as tips and tricks to reuse your food scraps and reduce your waste as you experiment with seeds. Did you know that you can grow a beautiful houseplant from an avocado seed? Or regrow lettuce in a matter of weeks, just in an inch of water? And you can create a windowsill of delicious herbs simply from cuttings? You don't need a complicated toolkit to start sowing; just spades of enthusiasm and any spare containers you have lying around your home.
And here's the best part: as your windowsills begin to burst with greenery, you will reap the health benefits too - from anti-oxidants to air purifiers, as well as plants which aid good sleep, your plants will transform every aspect of your lifestyle. This gorgeous book celebrates the joy of creating something from scratch and infusing the home-grown mentality into all aspects of your lifestyle, from your mealtimes to your home decor and your wellbeing. So, just pick up a pot and start sowing your own!
This is quite simply the best book about motherhood I have ever read.' - Eleanor Mills in the Sunday Times
Mother to five children, Clover Stroud has navigated family life across two decades, both losing and finding herself. In her touching, provocative and profoundly insightful book, she captures a sense of what motherhood really feels like - how intense, sensuous, joyful, boring, profound and dark it can be. My Wild and Sleepless Nights examines what it means to be a mother, and reveals with unflinching honesty the many conflicting emotions that this entails: the joy and the wonder, the loneliness and despair.
For mothers and those even vaguely interested in family dynamics it is fascinating' - Alexandra Heminsley
Charting the course of one year, the first in her youngest child's life, Clover searches for answers to questions that many of us would be too afraid to admit to - not only about motherhood, but also about female sexuality and identity. Her story will speak to all mothers, and anyone about to embark on that journey.
£9.99This unofficial compilation reviews the 100 best TED talks about leadership from great minds worldwide. With quirky graphics and memorable quotes, Great TED Talks: Leadership will shift your thinking, open your mind to new perspectives, and ignite your passion for people management. Learn how to be strategic and visionary from masters like Simon Sinek and Carol Dweck.
Be open to new ways of thinking, and discover what world leaders do when they struggle to lead effectively. Find inspiration in unusual places, and new ways to collaborate with your team. You probably know that authenticity is key to your business, and here you can find out how America Ferrera used her unique personal brand to overcome those who told her she couldn't make it and succeed on her own terms.
There are thousands of TED talks to navigate-this book curates the most inspiring and provides a commentary on the top 100 ways to boost your leadership skills, find new strategies, and overcome your fears to achieve your full potential.
How Nature Can Mend Your Mind...
In 2016, Isabel Hardman's mind, in her own words, 'stopped working' as she fell prey to severe depression and anxiety. She took time off on long-term sick leave and despite several relapses has returned to work with a much improved ability to cope. She has since become one of the UK's most prominent public voices on mental health.
She credits her better health to her passion for exercise, nature and the great outdoors - from horse-riding and botany to cold-water swimming and running. In The Natural Health Service, she draws on her own personal experience, interviews with mental illness sufferers and psychologists, and the latest research to examine what role wildlife and exercise can play in helping anyone cope with mental illness. Straight-talking, thoroughly-researched, and compassionate, this important and often funny book will fascinate anyone touched by a mental health condition, whether themselves or through the experiences of a loved-one.
£9.99 paperback from January 2020
Award-winning BBC and R4 broadcaster Mishal Husain inspires, champions and encourages women to make their ambitions a reality by focusing on practical skills that make a difference. Gathering together advice for women of all ages, whether they are new graduates, working mothers or simply seeking a career change, The Skills explains:
How to present yourself to maximum effect, in person and online
How to prepare for quick wins, big moments and plan for long-term goals
How to gain confidence and authority
How to navigate the ups and downs of a long working life and build resilience
Drawing on Mishal's own experience, interviews with experts and with inspirational figures from Martha Lane Fox to Malala Yousafzai, The Skills will guide women in honing the abilities they need to thrive in whatever field they choose.
As featured on BBC Breakfast, Radio 2 and Loose Women
Are you ready to be your best self at work? Packed with advice, tips and decades of business experience from Mary Portas, this is a book for every one of us: whatever level you are, wherever you work. It's about calling time on alpha culture and helping every one of us to be happier, more productive and collaborative. It's time to #WorkLikeAWoman.
Bestselling author and MIT professor Alan Lightman reveals the benefits of wasting time and allowing our minds to freely roam. He documents the rush and heave of the modern world and highlights the necessity of allowing time for creativity.