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Thinking The Future - New Perspectives From The Shoulders Of Giants (Paperback): Clem Sunter, Mitch Ilbury Thinking The Future - New Perspectives From The Shoulders Of Giants (Paperback)
Clem Sunter, Mitch Ilbury
R250 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R65 (26%) In stock

Every decision we make is a decision about the future. We constantly make choices that affect the next week, year or decade, but get blinded by what we want or expect the future to be. Cognitive traps lie everywhere: failing to question our assumptions; believing in greater certainty and personal control than life allows; or missing signals because we’re distracted by the noise.

The post-2020 world demands a revolutionary way of looking ahead, and in these unpredictable times, the key to good futures thinking is good thinking. The goal of constructive futurism is not to forecast specific events, but to plot a series of scenarios that show what could happen. Consequently, we can work towards the future we want, avoid the ones we don’t, and be prepared to manage the risks and opportunities no matter what.

In Thinking the Future, scenario specialists Clem Sunter and Mitch Ilbury teach us the futurist’s art of decision-making, where the flexibility of thinking like a fox plays a key role in adapting to a complex and interconnected world. The book rejects the appealing but misleading self-help narrative that you can decide your future through sheer determination in pursuit of your goals and replaces it with a more dynamic approach.

Isaac Newton said: ‘If I have seen further than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.’ By reimagining seminal concepts thought up by some of history’s greatest thinkers, the authors detail the dos and don’ts for thinking the future and handling its uncertainty in a constructive way.

That's Not What I Meant! - The Smart, Savvy Guide To Real Communication (Paperback): Leah Sefor That's Not What I Meant! - The Smart, Savvy Guide To Real Communication (Paperback)
Leah Sefor
R290 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R70 (24%) In stock

What if you could learn a new way of communicating that could instantly improve all of the relationships in your life?

If you are fighting with your partner, feeling disconnected from your family, getting frustrated with colleagues and experiencing misunderstandings with your friends, you need to read this book.

That’s Not What I Meant! is a punchy how-to guide that will help you to be clear about your message, listen with purpose and start creating workable, win-win relationships.

Future-Proof Yourself - How To Win At Work And Life (Paperback): Nikki Bush Future-Proof Yourself - How To Win At Work And Life (Paperback)
Nikki Bush
R210 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R55 (26%) In stock

When last did you get lost? We rarely do in the era of Google Maps and Waze, but satellite navigation systems are of no use when disruption turns our lives upside down. When swirling mists of uncertainty block our view of the future, we might question our ability to cope. But with awareness, determination and practise we can improve our competence, build our resilience and confidence, and gain a sense of control, even when everything feels out of control.

Whether your life has been disrupted by death, divorce, disease, Covid-19 lockdown, working from home, moving town, starting a new job, or any of a host of other disruptive events that can either make or break you, this book will guide you to the best possible outcome. Disruption is never comfortable, but regardless of whether it is positive or negative, it is a catalyst for change.

Future-Proof Yourself provides simple but effective lessons and frameworks to help you future-proof yourself to win at both work and life. Dip into chapters on disruption, remote working, resilience, teamwork, leadership and family, and learn how to remain focused, utilise pressure and create a recipe for personal success. A distillation of Nikki Bush’s professional insights as a human-potential and parenting expert, combined with her personal honesty and vulnerability, this book is a must-read for anyone looking to harness their courage and curiosity to build a rewarding, fulfilling future for themselves – no matter what life throws at them.

The Power Of Purpose - How To Obliterate Obstacles And Triumph Over Impossible Adversity (Paperback): Richard Wright The Power Of Purpose - How To Obliterate Obstacles And Triumph Over Impossible Adversity (Paperback)
Richard Wright
R275 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R55 (20%) In stock
Unf*ck Yourself, Unf*ck The World - Revelations To Save Your Life (Paperback): Kagiso Msimango Unf*ck Yourself, Unf*ck The World - Revelations To Save Your Life (Paperback)
Kagiso Msimango
R270 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Save R38 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

If you're sick and tired of being sick and tired, this is the book for you. There's no need for superhero capes or for more signed cheques to heal our battered selves or our planet. This revolutionary memoir shows that ultimately, when we unf*ck ourselves, we unf*ck the world.

Crippled by burnout, in a state of near-collapse, bestselling author and corporate leader, Kagiso Msimango embarks on a powerful journey of unf*cking herself. What she discovers, after getting little relief from mainstream healing methods, (while maxing out her medical aid in the process), is a simple and revolutionary truth: the more we unf*ck ourselves, the more the we unf*ck our world.

A book filled with unique revelations to save your life.

Jump - A Memoir (Paperback): Lenerd Louw Jump - A Memoir (Paperback)
Lenerd Louw
R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Ships in 4 - 8 working days

Lenerd Louw shares his journey of learning and awakening.

Jump is a book about Lenerd Louw's experiences including his playboy lifestyle in Cape Town, the difficulty and confusion when a massive internal shift occurred in him, the decision to walk away from it all, starting the outer journey all around the world whilst doing the tough deep inner journey at the same time. It includes his two-year period of celibacy at the start of his travels, his travels to fascinating places and his learnings at each place. It’s a story of personal expansion and awakening, of surrender, of trust and of transformation.

He sees the same shift now happening to many people around him, be it ex colleagues, friends or new people he has met. He feels a calling to share his journey. The book is one way of doing that!

Win! - Compelling Conversations With 20 Successful South Africans (Paperback): Jeremy Maggs Win! - Compelling Conversations With 20 Successful South Africans (Paperback)
Jeremy Maggs; Foreword by Jonathan Jansen
R150 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R21 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Imagine learning from South Africa’s best of the best in their respective fields – be it business, sport, politics, entertainment or philanthropy – and having access to decades of experience in strategic planning, business and change management, human resources development, and the nitty-gritty of building a personal brand that extends to your business and everyone you employ. Look no further than the 200 pages of WIN! Inspiring Interviews with SA’s Top 20 Leaders by Jeremy Maggs.

With 30 years’ experience in journalism, marketing and public speaking, Maggs chooses the best of the best he has interviewed over the years, and succinctly captures their winning ways, business challenges, some spectacular failures and secrets of their trade to reach their ultimate goals – being winners! The book looks at attaining all brands of success – whether it be how one leader runs a multi-billion-dollar company; how another inspires masses of people to follow a trend, or how an idea can spark the innovation of a product so basic yet so integral to a community’s prosperity.

As you read the book, you will realise there are no hard and fast rules to reaching the top rung of the success ladder – there are unique twists and turns, which enrich each leader’s experience; they are faced with make-or-break split-second decisions; some get a lucky break, while others work, fail and work harder to become the cream of the crop. There is a method for each and every business owner, entrepreneur, manager or franchise owner to make their business bigger, better and a bold example of winning success.

Think Yourself Rich: A Step-by-Step Guide to Financial Independence (Paperback): Moroka Modiba Think Yourself Rich: A Step-by-Step Guide to Financial Independence (Paperback)
Moroka Modiba 2
R130 R104 Discovery Miles 1 040 Save R26 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Think Yourself Rich: A Step-by-Step Guide to Financial Independence is aimed at first-timeearners who want to put themselves on the right path to financial independence. It provides an easy-to-understand guide that explains in clear terms how to consciously choose and plan for a debt-free lifestyle and not only survive, but thrive, on the long-term journey towards financial freedom.

The book covers crucial issues about financial planning clearly and succinctly, including:

- Why it is important to get rid of all unnecessary debt as quickly as possible.

- When you should start saving or investing.

- How to plan for emergencies.

- How much and what kind of insurance you need.

- How much of your income you should save.

- How much of your income you should invest.

- Where, how and when you should invest.

Theoretical information about budgets, financial plans and investment (including all important terminology for various investment options) is interwoven with relevant reallife examples and scenarios that will inspire readers to set aside the time to design and write up a proper financial plan – and execute it. Each chapter builds on the previous one to help readers achieve their goals by sticking to their plans. This book will equip readers to take full control of their finances.

200 Women - Who Will Change The Way You See The World (Hardcover): Geoff Blackwell, Ruth Hobday 200 Women - Who Will Change The Way You See The World (Hardcover)
Geoff Blackwell, Ruth Hobday
R200 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R28 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

200 women from a variety of backgrounds are asked the same five questions. Their answers are inspiring human stories of success and courage, love and pain, redemption and generosity. From well-known activists, artists, and innovators to everyday women whose lives are no less exceptional for that, each woman shares her unique replies to questions like “What really matters to you?” and “What would you change in the world if you could?” Interviewees include US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, actor and human rights activist Alfre Woodard, and Nobel laureate Jodi Williams, along with those who are making a difference behind the scenes around the world, such as Marion Wright Edelman, head of the Children’s Defense Fund.

Each interview is accompanied by a photographic portrait, resulting in a volume that is compelling in word and image — and global in its scope and resonance. This landmark book is published to coincide with an immersive travelling exhibition and an interactive website, building on this remarkable, ever-evolving project. With responses ranging from uplifting to heartbreaking, these women offer gifts of empowerment and strength inviting us to bring positive change at a time when so many are fighting for basic freedom and equality.

Local interviewees include Graça Machel, Caster Semenya, Zelda la Grange, Mpho Tutu van Furth, Hlubi Mboya, Sahm Venter, Joanne Fedler, Ingrid le Roux, Gillian Slovo and Zoleka Mandela, among others.

A minimum of 10% of the project’s revenue will be distributed to organisations devoted to protecting and advancing the rights of women. Each interviewee can nominate an organisation (or themselves if they are in financial need) to receive their portion of the charitable pool or they can select the principal charitable partner, the Graça Machel Trust.

From Para To Dakar - Overcoming Paralysis And Conquering The Dakar Rally, A Journey Of Courage And Determination (Paperback):... From Para To Dakar - Overcoming Paralysis And Conquering The Dakar Rally, A Journey Of Courage And Determination (Paperback)
Joey Evans 2
R265 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R53 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Joey Evans has always loved bikes, from his first second-hand Raleigh Strika at the age of six to the powerful off-road machines that became his passion later on in his life. His dream was one day to ride the most gruelling off-road race in the world, the 9000km Dakar Rally. In 2007 his dream was shattered when he broke his back in a racing accident. His spinal cord was crushed, leaving him paralysed from just below his chest. Doctors gave him a 10 per cent chance of ever walking again. Many would have given up and become resigned to life in a wheelchair, but not Joey Evans.

Not only would he get back on his feet and walk, but he would also keep his Dakar dream alive. It was a long and painful road to recovery, involving years of intensive rehabilitation and training, but he had the love and support of both family and friends and an incredible amount of determination. Joey shares the many challenges he and his family faced, relating the setbacks, as well as successes, along the way to the Dakar start line. But the start line was only the first goal – his sights were set on reaching the finish line, which he did in 2017 – the only South African to do so.

From Para To Dakar is so much more than the story of one man reaching the Dakar finish line. It is a story of friendship and respect, compassion and kindness. It is about defying the odds to reach a dream, it is about grit, endurance and raw courage, and it is inspiring in its true heroism.

Meeting Your Power - Returning Home To Yourself (Paperback): DJ Zinhle, Nokubonga Mbanga Meeting Your Power - Returning Home To Yourself (Paperback)
DJ Zinhle, Nokubonga Mbanga 1
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A message for today’s women – it is time for you to step into your starring role.

Being empowered is a choice; it is a daily decision that defines who we are and it is accessible to everyone. Meeting Your Power is a reminder that power is inside all of us, and that your journey to empowerment begins with you!

This is the story of two remarkable women, DJ Zinhle and Nokubonga Mbanga, who have experienced life’s ups and downs. They share the lessons learnt on their life journeys through inspirational words - words that will invoke your inner power, words that will help you return home to your essence, and words that will encourage you to return to the source of your power, the power that we are all born with.

Being an empowered woman is more than just doing, it is also about being. This book will show you how to look at power differently and will help you to unleash and harness your inner power with honest, simple and practical examples and advice. Most importantly, you will learn that your greatest empowerment project is being authentically you, every day. Prepare to meet your power and radiate your possibilities. Let’s ignite a movement of women and girls who understand the higher meaning of love for oneself and others, who appreciate and celebrate our collective growth; who nurture a solid mindset of achievement and who value creating, protecting and preserving our inner peace.

Rise and Raise!

Self-Helpless - A Cynic's Search for Sanity (Paperback): Rebecca Davis Self-Helpless - A Cynic's Search for Sanity (Paperback)
Rebecca Davis 4
R285 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R40 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Everywhere she looked, the world was in poor shape. And because she’d quit drinking, she no longer had the comfort blanket of alcohol to tamp down her anxiety. How did sober people stay sane?

In recent times, the self-help industry has exploded into a multi- billion dollar global industry – and along with it has come every imaginable type of therapy, healing or general woo-woo. In the past, Rebecca scoffed at this industry, mocking its reliance on half-baked science and the way it appears to prey on the mentally fragile.

But as she searched for a meaning of life that did not involve booze, she found it increasingly hard to rationalize her default scepticism. This shit really seems to work for some people, she reasoned. And it’s not like I have any particularly solid alternatives.

Rebecca lives in Cape Town, the undisputed epicentre of ‘alternative’ paths to peace and enlightenment in South Africa. She decided that over the course of a year, she would embark on a quest for personal wellness, spiritual enlightenment and good old-fashioned happiness. She was willing, within reason, to try anything. She would open herself to even the most outlandish contemporary fads in self- improvement.

What followed was a twelve-month immersion in the world of auras, chakras, hallucinogenic drugs, sweat lodges, sangomas, past lives and more.

And by the end of it? Maybe she would find some new ways of thinking and living. Or maybe she would emerge with her prejudices untouched.

Either way, it would be a good story.

Shéri: Just the way I am (Paperback): Sheri Brynard, Colleen Naude Shéri: Just the way I am (Paperback)
Sheri Brynard, Colleen Naude
R250 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R35 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Shéri Brynard has reached many remarkable milestones, although she was born with Down Syndrome. She talks about how love and acceptance from her family and friends formed her. She tells of her adventures, her pain and the harsh realities she has to face as an adult with Down Syndrome. Her mother tells the tale of living in Shéri’s shadow, speaking without holding back about her crisis of faith when she heard that her daughter had Down Syndrome. A touching tale.

Smart Woman - How To Gain Financial Independence And Create Wealth (Paperback): Sylvia Walker Smart Woman - How To Gain Financial Independence And Create Wealth (Paperback)
Sylvia Walker 5
R260 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R52 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

While some women seem to excel at making their money work for them, others battle from pay day to pay day. With this book, we tap into what these ‘smart women’ know that the rest of us can learn from.

Smart Woman will provide the necessary insights into how our personal view of money impacts on our financial behaviour and decisions; reveal who is competing for our money (retailers, online marketers, etc.); and look at why it is so hard to find money to invest (the first step to getting rich is having money to invest – money makes money). It also covers how major life events, such as marriage and divorce, impact on us and how we can make smart financial decisions at these times.

Smart Woman will show the reader how she can take control of her financial life by spending smarter, tackling debt and setting goals. It explains how money is made and how the financial markets work, as well as the universal principles behind growing wealth, irrespective of where one invests.

A must-read for every woman, at any age, who is serious about building wealth and obtaining financial independence.

Beyond Order - 12 More Rules For Life (Paperback): Jordan B Peterson Beyond Order - 12 More Rules For Life (Paperback)
Jordan B Peterson
R340 R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Save R71 (21%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

In 12 Rules for Life, acclaimed public thinker and clinical psychologist Jordan B. Peterson offered an antidote to the chaos in our lives: eternal truths applied to modern anxieties. His insights have helped millions of readers and resonated powerfully around the world. Now in this long-awaited sequel, Peterson goes further, showing that part of life's meaning comes from reaching out into the domain beyond what we know, and adapting to an ever-transforming world.

While an excess of chaos threatens us with uncertainty, an excess of order leads to a lack of curiosity and creative vitality. Beyond Order therefore calls on us to balance the two fundamental principles of reality - order and chaos - and reveals the profound meaning that can be found on the path that divides them. In times of instability and suffering, Peterson reminds us that there are sources of strength on which we can all draw: insights borrowed from psychology, philosophy, and humanity's greatest myths and stories.

Drawing on the hardwon truths of ancient wisdom, as well as deeply personal lessons from his own life and clinical practice, Peterson offers twelve new principles to guide readers towards a more courageous, truthful and meaningful life.

20 Habits That Break Habits (Paperback): Pepe Marais 20 Habits That Break Habits (Paperback)
Pepe Marais
R250 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R50 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

After hitting a brick wall in both his business and personal life in 2006, Pepe Marais discovered his purpose on which he rebuilt all aspects of his life over the course of the next fourteen years. The results of his purposeful approach to life have been nothing short of spectacular and in this, his second book, Pepe once again sets out to deliver on his personal purpose: to bring out the best in those around him.

The life lessons that Pepe provides in 20 Habits That Break Habits are based on Aristotle’s insight that we are what we repeatedly do, and that excellence therefore is not an act, but a habit. Through his own experience, Pepe has learnt that there are two kinds of habits: those that limit us and those that liberate us. And in order to eradicate a limiting habit, you simply have to replace it with a liberating one.

Throughout this book, Pepe shares some of his own most limiting habits that held him back over the course of his journey, and the liberating habits he replaced each of them with in order to create a significant breakthrough in his own life. From turning wine into water, to replacing television with the kitchen table, if a book could come with a warning sign, then this one should.

Because … it may just change your life!

Acta Non Verba - The Playbook For Creating, Achieving And Performing At Your Highest Level (Paperback): Erik Kruger Acta Non Verba - The Playbook For Creating, Achieving And Performing At Your Highest Level (Paperback)
Erik Kruger
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Erik Kruger is a high-performance coach and founder of the Mental Performance Lab. He writes an email early each morning which he sends to many thousands of subscribers. The aim of his daily message is to inspire people, asking them to reflect and act. Packed with more than 160 thoughtful reflections on what it takes to live a life of action and not words, Acta Non Verba’s purpose is to get people moving, creating, and generating an unstoppable drive in both their business and personal journeys.

The words Acta Non Verba is the sign-off Erik uses in all his emails. This simple Latin phrase, meaning ‘Actions Not Words’, has started a movement. It’s a plea; a call to create your life instead of living it by default, a call to show your intentions instead of merely speaking about them. It’s a call to live to your fullest potential. This is not a book to read from cover to cover, in one sitting. Each day there is a new chapter waiting to be read. Put this book on your bedside table, and read a new chapter with your first cup of coffee every morning. Each message is short so you can read it quickly, in the moment, and then reflect and act on it for the entire day. It’s a book that demands action.

ACTIONS, NOT WORDS

Remember, it’s not about the words on these pages; it’s about what you do with them.

Tiny Habits - The Small Changes That Change Everything (Paperback): B. J. Fogg Tiny Habits - The Small Changes That Change Everything (Paperback)
B. J. Fogg 2
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Instant New York Times bestseller

This year forget big resolutions. For real change start small.

Forget the latest exhausting fitness fad. Lose the guilt. Stop feeling bad. Improving your life is much easier than you think:

Try any habit,
make it tiny,
find where it fits naturally in your life
and nurture its growth.

Silicon Valley legend BJ Fogg, pioneering research psychologist, founder of the iconic Behavior Design Lab at Stanford, and one of Fortune’s ‘10 New Gurus You Should Know’, has cracked the code of habit formation. Based on twenty years’ research and used by over 60,000 people, his TINY HABITS® method reveals that the key to changing behaviour is the opposite of what you’ve always been told. It isn’t about willpower.

By focusing on what is easy to change, not what is hard; focusing on what you want to do, not what you should do, you’ll discover that creating happier, healthier lives can be easy, and surprisingly fun.

The Food Mood Connection - An Indispensable Guide To The Surprising Foods That Fight Depression, OCD, Anxiety, ADHD, Trauma &... The Food Mood Connection - An Indispensable Guide To The Surprising Foods That Fight Depression, OCD, Anxiety, ADHD, Trauma & More (Paperback)
Dr. Uma Naidoo
R400 R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Save R65 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The definitive book on how to eat for mental health, from a go-to expert on the impact of food on the brain.

Did you know that blueberries can help you cope with the after-effects of trauma? That salami can cause depression, or that boosting Vitamin D intake can help treat anxiety?

When it comes to diet, most people's concerns involve weight loss, fitness, cardiac health, and longevity. But what we eat affects more than our bodies; it also affects our brains. And recent studies have shown that diet can have a profound impact on mental health conditions ranging from ADHD to depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, OCD, dementia and beyond.

Dr. Uma Naidoo is a board-certified psychiatrist, nutrition specialist, and professionally trained chef. In The Food-Mood Connection, she draws on cutting-edge research to explain the many ways in which food contributes to our mental health, and shows how a sound diet can help treat and prevent a wide range of psychological and cognitive health issues.

Packed with fascinating science, actionable nutritional recommendations, and delicious, brain-healthy recipes, The Food-Mood Connection is the go-to guide to optimizing your mental health with food.

You Will Get Through This Night - A Practical Mental Health Guide (Hardcover): Daniel Howell You Will Get Through This Night - A Practical Mental Health Guide (Hardcover)
Daniel Howell
R380 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R76 (20%) In stock

A practical guide to taking control of your mental health for today, tomorrow, and the days after, from the Sunday Times bestselling author and beloved entertainer.

"There’s a moment at the end of every day, where the world falls away and you are left alone with your thoughts. A reckoning, when the things you have been pushing to the background, come forward and demand your attention."

Written by Daniel Howell, in consultation with a qualified psychologist, in an entertaining and personal way from the perspective of someone who has been through it all – this no-nonsense book gives you the tools to understand your mind so you can be in control and really live. Split into three chapters for each stage of the journey:

  • This Night – how to get through your toughest moments and be prepared to face anything.
  • Tomorrow – small steps to change your thoughts and actions with a big impact on your life.
  • The Days After – help to look after yourself in the long term and not just survive, but thrive.

You will laugh and learn – but most of all, this book will assure you that even in your darkest times, there is always hope. You will get through this night.

Waking Up - Cracking The Crisis Code: From Trauma To Triumph (Paperback): Dr. Kobus du Toit Waking Up - Cracking The Crisis Code: From Trauma To Triumph (Paperback)
Dr. Kobus du Toit; Foreword by Gary Player
R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 In stock

What would you do if you woke up and recovered from what was supposed to be a life quality improvement procedure in hospital only to realise that it was seven years later?

This was the remarkable experience of Kobus du Toit, who entered a hospital with the expectation of a good outcome to enhance his quality of life, only to discover when he miraculously awoke fully healed seven years later that he had a completely different perspective on life, the afterlife, health and wellness.

12 Rules For Life - An Antidote To Chaos (Paperback): Jordan B Peterson 12 Rules For Life - An Antidote To Chaos (Paperback)
Jordan B Peterson 8
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? A renowned psychologist answers hard questions with a unique combination of ancient wisdom and clinical experience.

Jordan Peterson's work as a clinical psychologist has reshaped the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers, with his lectures on topics ranging from the Bible to romantic relationships drawing tens of millions of viewers. In an era of polarizing politics, echo chambers and trigger warnings, his startling message about the value of personal responsibility and the dangers of ideology has resonated around the world.

In this book, he combines ancient wisdom with decades of experience to provide twelve profound and challenging principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today. Gripping, thought-provoking and deeply rewarding, 12 Rules For Life offers an antidote to the chaos in our lives: eternal truths applied to our modern problems.

Talking To Strangers - What We Should Know About The People We Don't Know (Paperback): Malcolm Gladwell Talking To Strangers - What We Should Know About The People We Don't Know (Paperback)
Malcolm Gladwell 2
R220 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R44 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The #1 New York Times and top ten Sunday Times bestseller

'I love this book . . . reading it will actually change not just how you see strangers, but how you look at yourself, the news - the world. Reading this book changed me' Oprah Winfrey

The highly anticipated new book from Malcolm Gladwell, international bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw and David and Goliath

The routine traffic stop that ends in tragedy. The spy who spends years undetected at the highest levels of the Pentagon. The false conviction of Amanda Knox. Why do we so often get other people wrong? Why is it so hard to detect a lie, read a face or judge a stranger's motives?

Through a series of encounters and misunderstandings - from history, psychology and infamous legal cases - Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual adventure into the darker side of human nature, where strangers are never simple and misreading them can have disastrous consequences.

No one challenges our shared assumptions like Malcolm Gladwell. Here he uses stories of deceit and fatal errors to cast doubt on our strategies for dealing with the unknown, inviting us to rethink our thinking in these troubled times.

The Unicorn Baby - Debunking 10 Myths Of Modern Parenting (Paperback): Roxanne Atkinson The Unicorn Baby - Debunking 10 Myths Of Modern Parenting (Paperback)
Roxanne Atkinson
R250 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R50 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

If you have read a few baby books or searched the Internet for parenting tips you have most likely stumbled across the mythical Unicorn Baby. This is the baby who feeds every four hours and sleeps through the night, sits at six months, pees pure gold and poops rainbows.

Whether this baby exists or not does not matter. What matters is this: you did not get this baby. If you are looking to answer the question: “Is my baby normal?” then you are in the right place.

The Unicorn Baby is an honest and hilarious account of parenting. Roxanne uses her professional experience as an Occupational Therapist to identify and debunk ten modern parenting myths that cause all kinds of anxiety for new parents and often leads them down the wrong parenting paths. For example:

  • Myth: You need to get your baby into the perfect routine Reality: There is no such thing as the perfect routine
  • Myth: You should only feed your baby every four hours Reality: You should practice responsive feeding, not scheduled feeding
  • Myth: You must teach your baby to sleep through the night Reality: There is no magic formula that will make your baby sleep through the night, no matter what you do.
  • Myth: Your baby grows and develops every day Reality: Your baby will grow and develop in leaps and spurts

Each of these ten myths is explored and then debunked, helping parents to understand biologically why their baby may not be behaving as they were told they would. Acknowledging that every baby is unique, this book helps new parents navigate the first year, explaining the latest neuroscience in understandable, practical terms, before sharing some fascinating stories of other real-life babies.
Fully Human - A New Way Of Using Your Mind (Paperback): Steve Biddulph Fully Human - A New Way Of Using Your Mind (Paperback)
Steve Biddulph 1
R340 R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Save R70 (21%) In stock

A mother of small children trusts her 'gut feelings' and it saves her life.

A young dad is able to grieve for his lost baby – using a song.

What if there were parts of our minds which we never use, but if awakened, could make us so much happier, connected and alive? What if awakening those parts could bring peace to the conflicts and struggles we all go through?

From the cutting edge, where therapy meets neuroscience, Steve Biddulph explores the new concept of 'supersense' – the feelings beneath our feelings – which can guide us to a more awake and free way of living every minute of our lives. And the Four-storey Mansion, a way of using your mind that can be taught to a five-year-old, but can also help the most damaged adult.

In Fully Human, Steve Biddulph draws on deeply personal stories from his own life, as well of those of his clients, and from the frontiers of thinking about how the brain works with the body and the wisdom of the `wild creature' inside all of us. At the peak of a lifetime's work, one of the world's best-known psychotherapists and educators shows how you can be more alive, more connected. More FULLY HUMAN.

From the bestselling author of Raising Boys.

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