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Tencent chief 'richer than Google founders'
Ma Huateng's company is the first Asian firm to reach a market value of more than $500bn.


US moves to block AT&T's takeover of Time Warner
The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit to stop the media and telecoms tie-up.


UK firms 'excluded' from space contracts by Brexit
Aerospace firms also warn if the UK leaves the EU without a deal it will be "chaotic" for the sector.


UK government borrowing grows in October
Increased debt costs, linked to higher inflation, were a factor in the shortfall.


Ineos expands into North Sea oil and gas exploration
The chemicals giant has signed a deal potentially giving it access to vast energy reserves.



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Leading Women: 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business, and Life Leading Women: 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business, and Life
by Dr. Nancy O'Reilly

This book delivers: Hard-won insights and advice from 20 smart, amazing women leaders. No-nonsense discussion about the issues affecting the evolution of women into leaders. Useful tools to help you claim a larger role and overcome internal barriers. Inspiration from women who reach out effectively to improve the world.



Tough Man, Tender Chicken: Business and Life Lessons from Frank Perdue Tough Man, Tender Chicken: Business and Life Lessons from Frank Perdue
by Mitzi Perdue

This is the story of how Frank Perdue built his chicken and grain company from a father and son operation to an international company that today employs 19,000 people and sells to more than 100 countries. The general public, and in particular, the millions who knew him in their living rooms through the folksy ads that made him the number one marketer in the country, will enjoy knowing what this entertaining and brilliant man was really like.



The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism
by Jeremy Rifkin

In The Zero Marginal Cost Society, Jeremy Rifkin describes how the emerging Internet of Things is speeding us to an era of nearly free goods and services, precipitating the meteoric rise of a global Collaborative Commons and the eclipse of capitalism.



Solving Problems with Design Thinking: Ten Stories of What Works Solving Problems with Design Thinking: Ten Stories of What Works
by Jeanne Liedtka, Randy Salzman, and Daisy Azer

Design-oriented firms such as Apple and IDEO have demonstrated how design thinking can directly affect business results. Solving Problems with Design Thinking details ten real-world examples of managers who successfully applied design methods at top companies; entrepreneurial start-ups; and government and social sector organizations.



Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticity Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticity
by August Turak

In addition to his work as an entrepreneur, corporate executive, and consultant, for the last sixteen years August Turak worked alongside the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey, watching firsthand as they undertook new enterprises and sustained an incredibly successful business practice.



Stiletto Network: Inside the Women's Power Circles That Are Changing the Face of Business Stiletto Network: Inside the Women's Power Circles That Are Changing the Face of Business
by Pamela Ryckman

More women are running major companies than ever before. During the past few years, women's groups have been coalescing in every major American city. Formidable ladies across professions are convening at unprecedented rates, forming salons, dinner groups, and networking circles, and collaborating to achieve clout and success. A new girls' network is alive and set to hyperdrive. "Stiletto Network" is about those groups.



Data Points: Visualization That Means Something Data Points: Visualization That Means Something
by Nathan Yau

Whether it's statistical charts, geographic maps, or the snappy graphical statistics you see on your favorite news sites, the art of data graphics or visualization is fast becoming a movement of its own. Author Nathan Yau presents an intriguing complement to his bestseller Visualize This, this time focusing on the graphics side of data analysis.



What's the Future of Business?: Changing the Way Businesses Create Experiences What's the Future of Business?: Changing the Way Businesses Create Experiences
by Brian Solis

What's the Future of Business? teaches you how to start creating and nurturing incredible and shareable experiences for your customers from the moment your brand touches them. Learn how to craft experiences that mean something. The future of your business depends on it.



Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing
by Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman

Fabricated offers you practical and imaginative insight into the question, "How will 3D printing change my life?" This book is an informative and fast-paced exploration of 3D printing technologies and the people who use them. You'll take a journey to design studios, businesses, schools, and cutting-edge research labs. Based on hundreds of hours of interviews, Fabricated explores the promise and peril of a 3D printed present and future.



Into the Storm: Lessons in Teamwork from the Treacherous Sydney to Hobart Ocean Race Into the Storm: Lessons in Teamwork from the Treacherous Sydney to Hobart Ocean Race
by Dennis N. T. Perkins

A gripping tale of triumph over adversity, Into the Storm reveals how any group, working together, can achieve the seemingly impossible. Recounting a heart-stopping tale of the Sydney to Hobart Ocean Race, the book reveals 10 critical strategies for Teamwork at The Edge - as applicable in the workplace as on the high seas.



Market Sense and Nonsense: How the Markets Really Work (and How They Don't) Market Sense and Nonsense: How the Markets Really Work (and How They Don't)
by Jack Schwager

Bestselling author, Jack Schwager, challenges the assumptions at the core of investment theory and practice and exposes common investor mistakes, missteps, myths, and misreads. In this engaging new book, he takes aim at the most perniciously pervasive academic precepts, money management canards, market myths and investor errors.



It's Just Good Business: The Emergence of Conscious Capitalism & The Practice of Working For Good It's Just Good Business: The Emergence of Conscious Capitalism & The Practice of Working For Good
by Jeff Klein

It's Just Good Business provides a clear, concise and compelling introduction to the emerging Conscious Capitalism movement and to the practice of Working for Good. It's Just Good Business is an inspiring and informative "quick read" filled with quotes, stories and pathways to action.