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January’s Reading List

The Charity Treasurer’s Handbook

The rules on finance within charity law can be on one of the biggest challenges for anyone holding responsibility in a charitable organisation. This handbook gives you a vital overview of the key principles for virtually all the main issues in charity accounting and finance in a short, and clear format.

Innovation as Usual: How to Help Your People Bring Great Ideas to Life

Most organizations approach innovation as if it were a sideline activity. Every so often employees are sent to “Brainstorm Island”: an off-site replete with trendy lectures, creative workshops, and overenthusiastic facilitators. But once they return, it’s back to business as usual.

Innovation experts Paddy Miller and Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg suggest a better approach. They recommend that leaders at all levels become “innovation architects,” creating an ecosystem in which people engage in key innovation behaviors as part of their daily work.

In short, this book is about getting to a state of “innovation as usual,” where regular employees—in jobs like finance, marketing, sales, or operations—make innovation happen in a way that’s both systemic and sustainable.

The Happiness Project

Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany one rainy afternoon in the unlikeliest of places: a city bus. “The days are long, but the years are short,” she realized. “Time is passing, and I’m not focusing enough on the things that really matter.” In that moment, she decided to dedicate a year to her happiness project.

In this lively and compelling account—now updated with new material by the author—Rubin chronicles her adventures during the twelve months she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific research, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. Among other things, she found that novelty and challenge are powerful sources of happiness; that money can help buy happiness, when spent wisely; that outer order contributes to inner calm; and that the very smallest of changes can make the biggest difference.

The Chimp Paradox: The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness

The Chimp Paradox is an incredibly powerful mind management model that can help you become a happy, confident, healthier and more successful person. Prof Steve Peters explains the struggle that takes place within your mind and then shows how to apply this understanding to every area of your life so you can:

– Recognise how your mind is working
– Understand and manage your emotions and thoughts
– Manage yourself and become the person you would like to be

The Chimp Mind Management Model is based on scientific facts and principles, which have been simplified into a workable model for easy use. It will help you to develop yourself and give you the skills, for example, to remove anxiety, have confidence and choose your emotions. The book will do this by giving you an understanding of the way in which your mind works and how you can manage it. It will also help you to identify what is holding you back or preventing you from having a happier and more successful life.

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My first Kindle is live

My first Kindle book ‘Remolition – The Interviews‘  is live on Amazon. It’s only had three downloads so far but as I was only expecting four, that’s pretty good.

Remolition Kindle

I wonder what will be next…

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Remolition on Kindle?

Yeah, that’s right. You can now get Remolition – The Interviews on your Kindle.

Remolition on Kindle

Now you can take Remolition with you everywhere, so you’ll never be without something mountainboardery to read. The Interviews includes chats with some of the best and most influential riders in the world, and you also get a bonus interview with the Remolition crew. Just head over to Amazon to download it and start reading. Enjoy.

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Remolition – The Interviews

Fireside chats with some of the best mountainboarders in the world

Remolition on Kindle

Reviews

“I must be honest, I went into the purchase with very low expectations but I figured “what the hay” I’ve given one dollar bills to homeless people before, so why not throw one away for a chance to read the rants of of a bunch of british wheelie boarding nutjobs? Boy am I glad I did, suprisingly British English is easier on the eyes than it is on the ears and it turns out that those british nutjobs know quite a bit about the ol’ mountainboard and are jolly good blokes when not posting drunk on the surfingdirt forums. Easily the best dollar I ever spent.”

“There aren’t many books about mountainboarding. There are even less available electronically.

Buy this even if you only have a passing interest in mountainboarding – its a fun read and keeps your stoke gland primed & ready to go!!!”

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Kindle Book Pricing Strategy

How does an new kindle author price his/her work? How does a reader put value on digital books? Should books be priced by size? A six page book costs 86p, a ten page cost 99p, a 300 page book costs £5.99. Does that create a value structure for that works for the author and the reader?

Another strategy someone else mentioned was for the author to price all their books at 99p to encourage people to buy them in order to get the book high up on the top sellers list, and then up the price once it has proved its popularity/value.

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What have you always wanted to know about Remolition?

Remolition Interviews kindle

We’ve been working on ‘Remolition – The Interviews’ for our upcoming Kindle release. And as a bonus just for Kindle readers we turning the interviewing around and asking you to ask Remolition the questions. Head over to Rem Extra at remolition.blogspot.com to find out more and ask your questions. And Merry Christmas.

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Kindling

Working on my first Kindle publication, a series of interviews, one for each of the eighteen chapter. It’s a bit of an experiment both the building of it and using it as a marketing tool, so we’ll see how it goes, but hopefully it’ll be published in time for Christmas for all those people who get Kindles in their stockings.