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The Astors

By Cowles, Virginia

NY: Alfred a Knopf, 1979. dj blurb > Virginia Cowles, author of The Rothschilds, now gives us another great international family: the Astors, whose immense fortune came from furs, ships, and real estate; whose mansions bejeweled Fifth Avenue, Newport, and England; who became leaders-first in America, then in Britain-of polite society; whose births and deaths, private feuds and public scandals, political ambitions and philanthropic munificence have been fascinating the world at large for close to two centuries. The story of their rise to prominence, of their long reign, of their influence and importance. 256pp with numerous photos throughout. Just on 1 kg bubbled/carded for post.. Hardcover. Excellent/Excellent. 25 Cm.


Key Management Concepts Unlocking 10 of the Best Management Books: Unlocking 10 of the Best Management Books

By Zbar, Vic

Australia: Macmillan, 1996. 190 crisp pp & less than 500g to post. "Key Management Concepts" provides an entree for the busy executive to ten of the very best groundbreaking books, including a number of acknowledged and emerging management classics. It is succinct, neatly structured and easy to use. Each chapter contains a brief biography of the author, a note on the significance and context of the book, a full statement of the main ideas, and a chapter-by-chapter summary, with pointers to the best parts. The book outlines a number of the most exciting and important new trends in management thinking and practice, including new approaches to leadership in empowered organizations, the concept of the customer value package, the development of networks, partnerships and strategic alliances, strategies for corporate competitiveness and growth, and reengineering the process, culture and organization of corporations.. Soft Cover. Excellent/None issued. 21.5cm.


Secrets of Successful Interviews: Tactics and Strategies for Winning the Job You Really Want

By Leeds, Dorothy

UK: Piatkus, 1993. 213 crisp pp & less than 500g to post. It's a fact that no matter how well-qualified you are, a bad interview can ruin your chances of success. Out of all the steps in the job-hunting process, the interview is the one that most people fear. Nothing can be as nerve-wracking as facing the unknown, especially when your future is at stake. This book offers a unique approach to interviews, helping readers understand the secret strategies of interviews encouraging readers to actively and assertively go after what they want. The book is a "how-to" manual which focuses on the key issues every interviewee needs to know, including: what you need to know about yourself, what you need to know about your potential employer, how to think like a boss, how to identify and deal with the different types of job interview, what questions you need to ask at the interview , how to answer tough interview questions and how, and when, to start salary negotiations. Dorothy Leeds turns the interviewing process from a frightening, defeating event into a challenge and adventure. She gives readers specific tools to use and the confidence they need to flourish in tough economic times and get the job they really want.. Soft Cover. Excellent/None issued. 21.5cm.


Secrets of the Beechworth Bakery

By O'Toole, Tom

Australia: Crown Content, 2001. “This isn’t just another bloody recipe book. This is a philosophy of life! Given a choice between following instructions without ownership, and being allowed to take ownership – and therefore being responsible for making things happen, most people will choose the latter. Nobody likes to feel helpless, or clueless. Empower your staff, managers, co-workers, clients and associates to drive their own success. Enable them to learn and apply the tools and techniques that put them in the driver‘s seat, and guess what happens? Their success contributes to your success. Massively. - - - - the icon of Victoria's gold fields (no not the big Ned Kelly) it's Beechworth Bakery & this book tempts with its creators thoughts, dreams, aspirations & advice AND of course there's a bunch of tasty recipes to boot - I feel a date scone & a coffee coming on. Book's in lovely "just out of the oven" order. BTW we also have our famous 'Ned kelpie' t-shirt on mi-tshirt. Softcover. Excellent/None issued. 27cm.


MICROECONOMICS A Contemporary Introduction, STUDY GUIDE

By Swann Mic Hael, Lunn John

Thompson, Australia, 2004. AS NEW condition no names, underlining etc.. 2nd Edition. Card Cover. As New. 25 Cm. Weighs Over 500gm.


Enterprises for the Smallholder

By Porter, Valerie

UK: Pelham Books, 1988. ex-East Sussex lib, usual stamps, first pp removed (pocket page), 188 crisp pp & 700g packed for post. Intends to inspire and give practical information to people who own a few acres of land. There is plenty of advice on how to assess the potential of a small property, sources of income & capital. Interests such as stock from snails to sheep, agrarian crafts to aquatic cropping with a salute towards harmonious combinations.. Hardcover. Good/Good. 24 Cm.


The Rise and Fall of Marks and Spencer

By Bevan, Judi

UK: Profile Books, London, 2001. A fascinating well documented analysis of how the right/wrong person can create/destroy a business, no matter how highly regarded. Bevan details the early philosophy & growth strategies, the personal touches & the culture of M&S. Later in it's evolution business personalities & business politics/ethics rise from some dark corridor of the Arch & modern worldwide business methods begin their corrosive attack. Highly recommend this book. . Hardcover. Excellent/Very Good. 24cm.


Improved Grassland Management

By Frame, John

UK: Farming Press Books, 1994. Essential reading for all those involved in modern grassland management including grassland farmers, agricultural consultants and advisory officers, as well as agricultural, land use and biology students.Gives comprehensive coverage of the full scope of modern grassland management.Written in a reader-friendly advisory style, it can be read and understood without an in-depth technical or scientific background. Faults? a bump to lower edge of front board, prev owner name inside. 351 crisply presented pp & almost a kilo packed for post to you. No dj, did it ever have one??. Illustrated Board Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 24 Cm.



By Gourlay, Doug, and Flanders, David

VIctoria: Thomson, 2005. CD included, paginated by chapter but I'm guessing about 700pp give or take. Book's in good order, wt approx 1.7kg packed for post. Softcover. Very Good/None issued. 29cm.


Financial Reporting Handbook 2010 Incorporating All the Standards as at December 2009

By Claire Locke (tech ed)

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia) ICAA Volume 1 - some 1933pp of financial bafflement (to me) & weighing in at over 1500g packed for post. I assume if you're reading this you know what the contents are all about such as Intangible Assets and Materielity & Barter Transactions invilving advertising services. . Softcover. Good/None issued. 24cm.


CA Auditing and Assurance Incorporating All the Standards as at January 1 2005

By Kemp, Stephanie & Knapp, Jeffrey

Australia: John Wiley, 2005. 1393 clean white well bound pp of financial bafflement (at least to me) Approx 1.2 kgs packed for post. Softcover. Very Good/None issued. 24cm.


Management Accounting and Analysis Handbook

By Brian Katzen (ed)

Australia: Pearson Educational, 2008. + 710pp - book has some highlighting & a forest of postit tags labelled to quickly locate xyz (this may well be a decided advantage to ease of use. About 1.5kgs to post. Softcover. Good/None issued. 29cm.


Cost Accounting A Managerial Emphasis

By Horngren, Charles T.; Foster, George.; Datar, Srikant

New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2003. l, New Jersey, 1994. Soft cover with hundreds of pp (pages are numbered by chapter & page in that chapter eg: 6-14) & approx 1kg packed for post. Eighth Edition. This weighty accounting tome covers topics such as cost terms/purpose/systems/behaviour/allocating, budgets, alternative inventory-costing methods as well as strategies and management. . 11th Edition. Laminated Pictorial Boards. Very Good - Good/None issued. 27.5cm.


Auditing and Assurance Handbook 2005 Volume 2

By Benson, Steve & Standing, Craig

Qld: Wiley, 2005. 362 clean well bound pp This well-regarded Australian text for students studying information systems with an integrated approach. The text focuses on the strategic, tactical and operational uses of information technology in business. It explains how information systems can be developed to effectively manage organisations and provides sufficient technical knowledge to make effective decisions in this area. The approach has been designed to enable students to develop long-lasting, widely applicable skills by placing more emphasis on transferable skills and business knowledge. 2nd Edition. Paperback. Good/None issued. 24.5cm.


Financial Reporting Handbook 2009 Incorporating All the Standards as at January 2009

By Claire Locke (tech ed)

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia) ICAA Volume 1 - some 1933pp of financial bafflement (to me) & weighing in at over 1500g packed for post. I assume if you're reading this you know what the contents are all about such as Intangible Assets and Materielity & Barter Transactions invilving advertising services. . Softcover. Good/None issued. 24cm.


Questions and Answers on the Theory of Catering

By Kinton Ceerani & Foskett

UK: Hodder & Stoughton, 1992. This book is an invaluable self-assessment tool with questions that vary in complexity & depth and invite discussion & exploration. A great asset to stay on the sharp side of the hospitality industry. 180 clean white well bound pp.. Softcover. Very Good/None issued. 23cm.


Case Studies in Finance: Managing for Corporate Value Creation

By Bruner, Robert F

USA: Irwin, 1993. 871 perfect pp, topics such as cost of capital, budgeting & resource allocation, managing shareholders equity, analysis & forecasting, setting strategies, financial swaps/options, evaluating mergers & buyouts & so forth. posted at approx 1.5kg. 2nd Edition. Laminated Pictorial Boards. Excellent/None issued. 25 Cm.



By N. Gregory Mankiw

Worth, 1994. 514pp in exc condition, topics such as economy views long & short run, the microeconomics behind macroeconomics, the data of ME, growth, production, distribution, interest rates, the open economy, aggregate demand and so on. Mankiw as Prof of Economics at Harvard should be the right person to author a book on such a complex subject (plus he has a dog called Keynes!). Laminated Pictorial Boards. Excellent/None issued. 24 Cm.


Financial Futures, Options, and Swaps

By Alan L. Tucker

USA: West Publishing Corporation Pty. Ltd., 1990. Alan Tucker's book deals with such topics as pricing linkages, opportunities in derivative securities, brokerage, market imperfections & arbitage ( there may even be a chapter on long lunches?) Book is in great order with 520pp - there is some sections that have been highlit but this may very well be advantageous as I assume they shortcut a lot of reading/studying/red wine consumption. Weighs about 1300g packed for post.. Hardcover. Excellent/No Jacket. 26.5cm.


Intellectual Property Creative and Marketing Rights

By Loughlan, Patricia

Australia: Lbc Information Services, 1998. Book explains the nature, purpose & operation of the laws governing property rights. Cases and explanations are keypoints in getting a good grip on this important area for creators of art, music, invention or ??? 229 clean white well-bound pp.. Paperback. Very Good/None issued.


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