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.₵85.00
In Wealth, Poverty, and Politics, Thomas Sowell, one of the foremost conservative public intellectuals in this country, argues that political and ideological struggles have led to dangerous confusion about income inequality in America. Pundits and politically motivated economists trumpet ambiguous statistics and sensational theories while ignoring the true determinant of income inequality: the production of wealth. We cannot properly understand inequality if we focus exclusively on the distribution of wealth and ignore wealth production factors such as geography, demography, and culture.
Sowell contends that liberals have a particular interest in misreading the data and chastises them for using income inequality as an argument for the welfare state. Refuting Thomas Piketty, Paul Krugman, and others on the left, Sowell draws on accurate empirical data to show that the inequality is not nearly as extreme or sensational as we have been led to believe.
Transcending partisanship through a careful examination of data, Wealth, Poverty, and Politics reveals the truth about the most explosive political issue of our time.₵80.00₵80.00
The 286-page memoir, titled Mike Eghan: The Emperor’s Story — From the Centre of the World, captures the life story of Ghanaian veteran broadcaster Mike Eghan.
The book takes us down memory lane with him, as he recounts family moments, his call to destiny and his love for music. His memory of the arrival of Kwame Nkrumah to Ghana, going to London which would capture his time at BBC, his return to the country he loved with a passion and what triggered it, life as a businessman and entrepreneur, political life, thoughts of the people who mean so much to him, his hobbies and pastime among others.
The book will make you laugh; reflect and leave and you with great nuggets of wisdom. It will engage, provoke and perhaps transform the lives of readers who walk down memory lane with him.₵150.00
Security in the Hand of God – My Amazing Testimony highlights the political history of Ghana spanning the First Republic till date. It further brings to the fore the exploits of the author in his security career.₵55.00
The violent death of former Libya’s leader Gaddafi triggered collective brutalities against black African migrants who were often accused of supporting the late ruler. This is the unbelievable story of two innocent migrants who were wrongly accused of being mercenaries and barely lived to tell their stories.₵30.00₵30.00
Driven by the rigours of economic instabilities in a West African country during the early nineties, the author of this book sets out to pursue better living standards in an oil-rich country in North Africa. Armed with high hopes but little money, he travels to one of Africa’s poorest regions where he is persuaded to believe that the desert was the only route to his destination. He sets out on a tedious journey with other travellers including a discontented man with a very different mission, only to realize that the treacherous desert was not only dangerous but a haven for sex-starved armed bandits who were ready to rape, kill and steal the meagre belongings they have.₵30.00
An 800-CEO-READ Staff Pick
Shortlisted for the Thinkers50 Breakthrough Idea Award
A Financial Times Business Book of the Month
“For any would-be activists who hear the voice: ‘not me’ or ‘not now,’ Merchant makes the strong case for ‘yes you’ and ‘yes now’—and even shows you how to jump in.” —Van Jones, host of CNN’s The Messy Truth, author of Rebuild the Dream and The Green Collar Economy
“The Power of Onlyness is a book for our times. . . . Merchant forces us to dig deep, into the book and ourselves, and it goes beyond self-knowledge and self-empowerment, obliterating the fear of otherness with an understanding of the onlyness of us all.” —Sally Haldorson, 800-CEO-READ
An innovation expert illuminates why your power to make a difference is no longer bound by your status
If you’re like most people, you wish you had the ability to make a difference, but you don’t have the credentials, or a seat at the table, can’t get past the gatekeepers, and aren’t high enough in any hierarchy to get your ideas heard.
In The Power of Onlyness, Nilofer Merchant, one of the world’s top-ranked business thinkers, reveals that, in fact, we have now reached an unprecedented moment of opportunity for your ideas to “make a dent” on the world. Now that the Internet has liberated ideas to spread through networks instead of hierarchies, power is no longer determined by your status, but by “onlyness”—that spot in the world only you stand in, a function of your distinct history and experiences, visions and hopes. If you build upon your signature ingredient of purpose and connect with those who are equally passionate, you have a lever by which to move the world.
This new ability is already within your grasp, but to command it, you need to know how to meaningfully mobilize others around your ideas. Through inspirational and instructive stories, Merchant reveals proven strategies to unleash the centrifugal force of a new idea, no matter how weird or wild it may seem.
Imagine how much better the world could be if every idea could have its shot, not just the ones that come from expected people and places. Which long-intractable problems would we solve, what new levels of creativity would be unlocked, and who might innovate a breakthrough that could benefit ourselves, our communities, and especially our economy. This limitless potential of onlyness has already been recognized by Thinkers 50, the Oscars of management, which cited it one of the five ideas that will shape business for next twenty years.
Why do some individuals make scalable impact with their ideas, regardless of their power or status? The Power of Onlyness unravels this mystery for the first time so that anyone can make a dent. Even you.₵110.00
The New York Times bestseller, from leading innovation expert Alec Ross, a “fascinating vision” (Forbes) of what’s next for the world and how to navigate the changes the future will bring.
While Alec Ross was working as Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State, he traveled to forty-one countries, exploring the latest advances coming out of every continent. From startup hubs in Kenya to R&D labs in South Korea, Ross has seen what the future holds.
In The Industries of the Future, Ross provides a “lucid and informed guide” (Financial Times) to the changes coming in the next ten years. He examines the fields that will most shape our economic future, including robotics and artificial intelligence, cybercrime and cybersecurity, the commercialization of genomics, the next step for big data, and the impact of digital technology on money and markets. In each of these realms, Ross addresses the toughest questions: How will we have to adapt to the changing nature of work? Is the prospect of cyberwar sparking the next arms race? How can the world’s rising nations hope to match Silicon Valley with their own innovation hotspots? And what can today’s parents do to prepare their children for tomorrow?
Ross blends storytelling and economic analysis to show how sweeping global trends are affecting the ways we live. Sharing insights from global leaders—from the founders of Google and Twitter to defense experts like David Petraeus—Ross reveals the technologies and industries that will drive the next stage of globalization. The Industries of the Future is “a riveting and mind-bending book” (New York Journal of Books), a “must read” (Wendy Kopp, Founder of Teach for America) regardless of “whether you follow these fields closely or you still think of Honda as a car rather than a robotics company” (Forbes).₵85.00₵85.00
The book begins with a more detailed autobiography of his boyhood by the amiable PZ himself and continues with reflections by contributors on how the Late PZ Aginighan touched their lives. What better way to pay tribute! Each story from the different contributors exposes us to timeless biblical truths, scriptural references, and leadership lessons. As such, the book can be read as a devotional or as anecdotes of the inspirational life of the Odudu of Africa, Late PZ Aginighan.
The stories were compiled by Dubamo Aginighan, his youngest son and author of Grace Vision and Unity; A Corper’s Story.₵55.00₵55.00
In this timely and relevant book, Flight Lieutenant Anthonia Egbujiobi presents facts and figures from her detailed research on curbing insecurity and calls for co-operation between the military and civilians as the way to combating insecurity. The book also suggests how this collaboration can and should be achieved.
She was inspired to author this book when she was nominated by the United Nations to serve in Congo as a military observer. Her experiences about the programmes and empowerment schemes she conducted in Congo – which earned her a recognition and award by the UN and Nigerian Air Force – with the peoples and communities where she served are documented in her first book titled, Building Castles With Pebbles.₵55.00
In this book, the author prescribes attitudes to adopt and live by should one wish to make a headway despite one’s circumstances. She also shares anecdotes of her personal experiences to assert that these are not just mere hypotheses, but tried-and-trusted principles.
Building Castles with Pebbles is a breath of fresh air. It is both good news (for a change) and a message of hope.₵55.00
All of us were born to contribute. God planted the seed of greatness in each and everyone of us, and grooming and developing this seed is the foundation for our ultimate fulfillment in life. The truths contained in this book are the core principles and ideas that will help the reader develop a holistic portrait of what it takes to bring their greatness to life. It is the quest of all of us to be great. It is nothing to feel guilty or bashful about. This book equips the reader to rise to the call of greatness, and learn how to look out for themselves by looking out for the world in which they live. Rise is filled with copious anecdotes from the life of the author as he shares generously and frankly about the lessons that have defined his journey thus far, paying close attention to the principles that were set in play deliberately or ignorantly and the results they delivered. One of the core ideas in the book is that our loyalty ultimately should lie with the set of principles that under gird the reality of how things work; making the point that we prosper largely by aligning with these principles, perfecting our interactions with them to improve our lives.₵55.00₵55.00