In a brilliant intellectual adventure that ranges from David Ricardo and Adam Smith to economic geography and the science of complex networks, Shaun Hendy and Paul Callaghan explore how New Zealanders can learn to live off knowledge rath... read more

Get off the Grass: Kickstarting New Zealand's Innovation Economy

Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people - at work, at school, at home. It is wrong. As Daniel H. Pink explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the d... read more

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

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Series:Abacus 40th Anniversary

In this brilliant and original book, Malcolm Gladwell explains and analyses the 'tipping point', that magic moment when ideas, trends and social behaviour cross a threshold, tip and spread like wildfire. Taking a loo... read more

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference - Abacus 40th edition

It's time to stop just worrying about climate change, says Paul Gilding. Instead we need to brace for impact, because global crisis is no longer avoidable. The 'Great Disruption' started in 2008, with spiking food and oi... read more

The Great Disruption: How the Climate Crisis Will Transform the Global Economy

Hannah McQueen is a financial personal trainer. She knows that if you want to lose weight, going on a diet isn't the answer - you need to permanently change the way you eat. Hannah believes the same logic should apply to finance.... read more

The Perfect Balance: Getting Ahead How to Make the Most of Your Money
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The world economy is now approaching the final death rattle of the greatest Ponzi scheme in history: a scheme in which politicians stood by as the financial industry and sovereign governments created a vast overhang of debt, a mountain of low-quality assets - and laid the foundations... read more

Planet Ponzi

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World-renowned neuroscientist Dr. Kerry Spackman shows you how to use and customize the groundbreaking tools he pioneered for elite athletes, Olympic champions, and upper-echelon businesspeople to permanently rewire your brain and transform you... read more

Winner’s Bible: Rewire Your Brain for Permanent Change

A brilliantly illuminating and darkly comic tale of the ongoing financial and political crisis in America The financial crisis that exploded in 2008 isn't past but prologue. The grifter class--made up of th... read more

Griftopia: A Story of Bankers, Politicians, and the Most Audacious Power Grab in American History

Our world is governed by the numbers generated by the accounts of nations and corporations. We depend on these numbers to direct our governments, our institutions, corporations, eco... read more

Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Shaped the Modern World - and How Their Invention Could Make or Break the Planet

Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg - an awkward maths prodigy and a painfully shy computer genius - were never going to fit in at elite, polished Harvard. Yet that all changed when master-hacker Mark crashed the universit... read more

The Accidental Billionaires: Sex, Money, Betrayal and the Founding of Facebook

At Harvard, social acceptance and success with the opposite sex had to be applied for. In the absence of family money or innate charisma, misfit and maths prodigy Eduardo Saverin dreamed of joining one of Harvard's elite F... read more

The Accidental Billionaires: Sex, Money, Betrayal and the Founding of Facebook