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#1 New York Times Bestseller 'Significant...The book is both instructive and surprisingly moving.' -The New York Times Ray Dalio, one of the world's most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he's developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business-and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals. In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment firm, Bridgewater Associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in New York City. Forty years later, Bridgewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in history and grown into the fifth most important private company in the United States, according to Fortune magazine. Dalio himself has been named to Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Along the way, Dalio discovered a set of unique principles that have led to Bridgewater's exceptionally effective culture, which he describes as 'an idea meritocracy that strives to achieve meaningful work and meaningful relationships through radical transparency.' It is these principles, and not anything special about Dalio-who grew up an ordinary kid in a middle-class Long Island neighborhood-that he believes are the reason behind his success. In Principles, Dalio shares what he's learned over the course of his remarkable career. He argues that life, management, economics, and investing can all be systemized into rules and understood like machines. The book's hundreds of practical lessons, which are built around his cornerstones of 'radical truth' and 'radical transparency,' include Dalio laying out the most effective ways for individuals and organizations to make decisions, approach challenges, and build strong teams. He also describes the innovative tools the firm uses to bring an idea meritocracy to life, such as creating 'baseball cards' for all employees that distill their strengths and weaknesses, and employing computerized decision-making systems to make believability-weighted decisions. While the book brims with novel ideas for organizations and institutions, Principles also offers a clear, straightforward approach to decision-making that Dalio believes anyone can apply, no matter what they're seeking to achieve. Here, from a man who has been called both 'the Steve Jobs of investing' and 'the philosopher king of the financial universe' (CIO magazine), is a rare opportunity to gain proven advice unlike anything you'll find in the conventional business press.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-09-30
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9780627036118

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Sociopolitical occurrences in recent years have, if anything, brought to the fore the close relationship between developments in the labour market and progress on the socio-econo-political terrain. The ideological divides in South Africa are especially apparent in the labour market, and these compound the basic conflict between the objectives of protecting basic worker rights on the one hand, and increasing economic growth on the other. The South African labour market contains an abundance of information about labour markets in general and the South African labour market in particular.

The South African labour market has a down-to-earth and practical approach. It considers the evidence and identifies some urgent discussion points about the sensitivity of employment to economic growth. Three appendix chapters deal extensively with the impact of globalisation on the labour market, how other countries have managed the challenges of globalisation, and consensus-seeking institutions such as Nedlac. Questions and study suggestions are included at the end of each chapter.

Contents include the following:
• Unique characteristics of the labour market
• Labour supply and labour demand
• Employment in the formal and informal sectors
• Wages and the cost of labour
• Unions, collective bargaining and minimum wages
• Productivity and labour market flexibility
• Unemployment and active labour market policy for job creation
• Human capital and the demand for skilled workers
• Inequalities and discrimination

The South African labour market is aimed at economics students as well as general readers wanting an overview of the South African labour market.

The late Dr Frans Barker was a senior executive at the Chamber of Mines. During his career, he was also vice-president of the Economic Society of South Africa and president of the Industrial Relations Association of South Africa. He served on governing structures of Business Unity South Africa (BUSA), was a commissioner for the. Commission for Employment Equity and was also involved in Nedlac in various roles. Dr Barker lectured at a number of universi- ties and was the author of several publications related to labour issues.

Derek Yu is an associate professor at the Department of Economics at the University of the Western Cape. He has a decade of teaching experience in undergraduate and postgraduate Labour Economics, and has published comprehensively in this area. He is also the author of the first edition of Basic mathematics for economics students: theory and applications.

Pietman Roos has a decade's experience in different civil society organisations including national government, news media and organised business. He has worked on economic policy formulation, commentary, negotiation and advocacy, and has lectured undergraduate economics and jurisprudence.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-01-31
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9780798174374

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Truly unique, Closet ​offers a visual celebration as exceptional as its author. As Nataniël looks back on his 30-year career, he takes us into his closet, showing his first self-made costumes, introducing his three designers and sharing close-up details of the most astounding costumes from his shows. Also with photo shoots, magazine and CD covers, Closet is a visual feast, a collector's item and an ode to an exceptional South African artist.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-10-26
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9780627034596

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The field of human resource management (HRM) has grown significantly over the last 50 years. Although HRM is relatively new to the South African business environment, many companies started employing personnel managers (later to become known as HR managers) to head up personnel departments during the 1980s, primarily to help employers deal with the industrial action of trade unions. Their role has since expanded way beyond that. These days, HR managers play an important role in ensuring that companies utilise their human resources optimally. Introduction to human resource management provides a basic understanding of the principles of HRM and how it contributes to achieving organisational goals.

Introduction to human resource management examines the essential aspects of the practice of HRM in the modern workplace. Essential theory is supplemented with practical guidelines for managing employees as well as other general functions in an organisation.

Contents include the following:
• Macro-environmental factors
• Workforce planning and talent management
• Recruitment and selection
• Induction, orientation and onboarding
• Performance management and appraisal
• Human resource development
• Management, leadership and motivation
• Remuneration
• Employee wellness, health and safety
• Laws regulating the human resource management function

Introduction to Human Resource Management is aimed at undergraduate students at further and higher education institutions within
South Africa as well as managers and human resource practitioners.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-02-28
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9780241367223

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THE BELOVED INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
A gift book for your mother, a lifetime of precious memories for you Mum, Tell Me is a gift book that gives you the chance to ask your mother all those questions you'd always wondered about, and plenty you hadn't. Questions like - What did you want to be when you grew up? - Did you ever have your heart broken? - What is one of the most beautiful or special things you've achieved in life? - How did motherhood change you? Once she's answered them, she gives the book back to you. And you'll be left with a lasting chronicle of your mum's memories, dreams, wishes and stories; a personal keepsake to treasure.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-03-30
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9781868429844

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Showcasing the work of more than 200 women writers of African descent, this major international collection celebrates their contributions to literature and international culture.

Twenty-five years ago, Margaret Busby's groundbreaking anthology Daughters of Africa illuminated the 'silent, forgotten, underrated voices of black women' (The Washington Post). Published to international acclaim, it was hailed as 'an extraordinary body of achievement… a vital document of lost history' (The Sunday Times).

New Daughters of Africa continues that mission for a new generation, bringing together a selection of overlooked artists of the past with fresh and vibrant voices that have emerged from across the globe in the past two decades, from Antigua to Zimbabwe and Angola to the USA. Key figures join popular contemporaries in paying tribute to the heritage that unites them. Each of the pieces in this remarkable collection demonstrates an uplifting sense of sisterhood, honours the strong links that endure from generation to generation, and addresses the common obstacles women writers of colour face as they negotiate issues of race, gender and class, and confront vital matters of independence, freedom and oppression.

Custom, tradition, friendships, sisterhood, romance, sexuality, intersectional feminism, the politics of gender, race, and identity—all and more are explored in this glorious collection of work from over 200 writers. New Daughters of Africa spans a wealth of genres—autobiography, memoir, oral history, letters, diaries, short stories, novels, poetry, drama, humour, politics, journalism, essays and speeches—to demonstrate the diversity and remarkable literary achievements of black women who remain under-represented, and whose works continue to be under-rated, in world culture today.

Featuring women across the diaspora, New Daughters of Africa illuminates the richness and cultural history of this original continent and its enduring influence, while reflecting our own lives and issues today. Bold and insightful, brilliant in its intimacy and universality, this essential volume honours the talents of African daughters and the inspiring legacy that connects them—and all of us.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-06-30
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9781869199531

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Vanweë hulle posisie in die kontakgebied tussen 'ras' en klas is huiswerkers perfek geposisioneer om die belangrikste tolke en vertalers in die Suid-Afrikaanse samelewing te wees; tussen ryk en arm, stad en platteland, werkgewers en werknemers. Dekades lank was huiswerkers die enigste swart en bruin mense wat wit stedelinge enigsins van naderby geken en in hulle huise toegelaat het - en op min plekke vind hierdie gegewe so sterk neerslag as in die Suid-Afrikaanse letterkunde. Ongeveer tien jaar ná die einde van apartheid het Ena Jansen na huiswerkers se spore in Suid-Afrikaanse stadsboeke begin soek.
Soos familie:Stedelike huiswerkers in Suid-Afrikaanse tekste gee via die letterkunde op boeiende wyse insig in die omstandighede van 'die bediende' as 'n sosiale en ekonomiese instelling wat so ver terugstrek as die eerste jare van die vestiging van die Kaap. Vanuit hierdie oogpunt gesien, is die indiensneming van bediendes en alles wat daarmee saamhang een van die oudste praktyke in die Suid-Afrikaanse geskiedenis, miskien selfs 'n historiese konstante wat alle ander veranderinge oorleef het.
Die boek is 'n verkenning van die rol en betekenis van ongeveer 'n honderd huisbediendekarakters in stadsboeke uit 'n groot deel van die twintigste eeu en daarná - weliswaar teen die agtergrond van sosiologiese gegewens, maar veral ook met die voortdurende besef dat tekste die mag het om in te werk op die werklikheid.
Publikasiedatum: 2015-06-01
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9781529005424

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Everyone has a purpose. And, according to Oprah Winfrey, 'Your real job in life is to figure out as soon as possible what that is, who you are meant to be, and begin to honour your calling in the best way possible'.'That journey starts right here. In her latest book, The Path Made Clear, Oprah shares what she sees as a guide for activating your deepest vision of yourself, offering the framework for creating not just a life of success, but one of significance.
The book's ten chapters are organised to help you recognize the important milestones along the road to self-discovery, laying out what you really need in order to achieve personal contentment, and what life's detours are there to teach us. Oprah opens each chapter by sharing her own key lessons and the personal stories that helped set the course for her best life. She then brings together wisdom and insights from luminaries in a wide array of fields, inspiring readers to consider what they're meant to do in the world and how to pursue it with passion and focus. Renowned figures such as Ellen DeGeneres, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Brene Brown, Elizabeth Gilbert, Eckhart Tolle and Jay-Z share the greatest lessons from their own journeys toward a life filled with purpose.

Paired with over one hundred awe-inspiring photographs to help illuminate the wisdom of these messages, The Path Made Clear provides a beautiful resource for achieving a life lived in service of your calling - whatever it may be.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-03-29
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9780799384567

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Dagboek sonder grense is 'n enige jaar-beplanner propvol inspirerende projekte wat jou kreatiwiteit vlerke sal gee. Dié pragtige hardeband publikasie bevat 'n bladsy vir elke dag van die jaar maar dit word nie aan 'n spesifieke weeksdag gekoppel nie. Die dagboek spog met bydraes deur skrywers soos Dina Botha, Alta Cloete, Chantelle de Wet, Madelie Human, Sophia Kapp, Riette Rust, Nan Steyn, Elsa Winckler, sowel as resepte van onder meer Koelsoem Kamalie & Flori Schrikker, Cass Abrahams, Annatjie Melck, Helen Schöer, Riana Scheepers en Sjef Snoekie. Daar is ook handwerk- en kunsvlytprojekte deur Christa Swanepoel, Thana Nel en Marlene Schoeman, sowel as woordraaisels en doodle-projekte deur XWord en Rina Burger.
Dames kan tred hou met hul afsprake, vriende en familie se verjaarsdae, sowel as inkopielyste, wat om te maak vir aandete, hoe hulle oefenprogram vir die week lyk, en wie gebede nodig het.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-08-01
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9781474605915

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Daraya lies on the fringe of Damascus, just southwest of the Syrian Capital. Yet it lives in another world. Besieged by Syrian government forces since 2011, its people were deprived of food, bombarded by bombs and missiles, and shot at by snipers. Its buildings lay in ruins; office buildings, shops and family homes shattered by the constant shelling from government forces. But deep beneath this scene of frightening devastation lay a secret library. No signs marked its presence. While the streets above echoed with rifle fire and shelling, the secret world below was a haven of peace and tranquillity. Books, long rows of them, lined almost every wall and all arranged in well- ordered lines. The secret library was a symbol of hope.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-08-31
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9780349700373

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From Trump's proposed border wall and travel ban to the marching of White Supremacists in Charlottesville, America is consumed by tensions over immigration and the question of which bodies are welcome. An incredible range of writers whose humanity and right to be in the US is under attack. Chigozie Obioma unpacks an Igbo proverb that helped him navigate his journey to America from Nigeria. Jenny Zhang analyzes cultural appropriation in nineties fashion. Fatimah Asghar describes the flood of memory and emotion triggered by an encounter with an Uber driver from Kashmir. Alexander Chee writes of a visit to Korea that changed his relationship to his heritage. These writers, and many others, share powerful personal stories of living between cultures and languages while struggling to figure out who they are and where they belong.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-04-30
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9780008296346

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As humans, we have an extraordinary ability to create works of art that elevate, expand and transform what it means to be alive. Yet in many other areas, new developments in AI are shaking up the status quo, as we find out how many of the tasks humans engage in can be done equally well, if not better, by machines. But can machines be creative? Will they soon be able to learn from the art that moves us, and understand what distinguishes it from the mundane? Marcus du Sautoy examines the nature of creativity, as well as providing an essential guide into how algorithms work, and the mathematical rules underpinning them.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-04-30
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We like to think of ourselves as exceptional beings, but are we really any more special than other animals? Humans are the slightest of twigs on a single family tree that encompasses four billion years, a lot of twists and turns, and a billion species. All of those organisms are rooted in a single origin, with a common code that underwrites our existence. This paradox - that our biology is indistinct from all life, yet we consider ourselves to be special - lies at the heart of who we are. Adam Rutherford explores how many of the things once considered to be exclusively human are not. Evolution has, however, allowed us to develop our culture to a level of complexity that outstrips any other observed in nature.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-10-31
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9781473695436

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In June 2017, just steps from Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah opened The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library, a 4,000-square-foot museum space that gave the 45th president and his amazing Twitter legacy the respect they deserve. In the single weekend it was open to the public, the Library pop-up drew 7,500 visitors and had to turn away countless others. But the Presidential Twitter Library experience should not be limited to the elite coastal few. Not fair! All citizens, even the Mexican ones, should have the chance to see Donald Trump's tweets in their rightful context - organized and commented on in the fearless, hilarious, insightful voice of The Daily Show. This one-of-a-kind exhibition catalogue presents the Library's complete contents.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-10-03
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In his landmark international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall. Now in the third book in this monumental trilogy, he reveals how successful nations recover from crisis.

Diamond shows us how seven countries have survived defining upheavals in the recent past - from the forced opening up of Japan and the Soviet invasion of Finland to the Pinochet regime in Chile - through selective change, a process of painful self-appraisal and adaptation more commonly associated with personal trauma. Looking ahead to the future, he investigates whether the United States, and the world, are squandering their natural advantages and are on a devastating path towards catastrophe. Is this fate inevitable? Or can we still learn from the lessons of the past?

Exhibiting the awe-inspiring grasp of history, geography, economics and anthropology that marks all Diamond's work, Upheaval reveals how both nations and individuals can become more resilient. The result is a book epic in scope, but also his most personal yet.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-06-30

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