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Meaningful

Author: Bernadette Jiwa
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780994432803
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"The most important book for your boss to read this year." -SETH GODIN "Empathy, relevance, and affinity-three great concepts to help you make a dent in the universe. Jiwa explains a whole new way to innovate and change the world." -GUY KAWASAKI "A must read for any entrepreneur or marketer. It's full of lots of "aha" moments with a concrete tool that you can implement immediately. This book should be added to every marketer's toolkit!" -DIANE DIAZ, Instructor Digital Storytelling & Branding, FULL SAIL UNIVERSITY "This book and the Story Strategy Blueprint inside are invaluable for anyone who wants to disrupt their industry and to know and genuinely matter to their customers. Bernadette's unique views and teachings will give you the most important, empathetic tools to know the consumer and be a successful storyteller." -ANTONIO ZEA, Global Director, Football Footwear, UNDER ARMOUR "As marketers our future value and success relies on using our customers as our compass. Through inspiring case studies, learn about the Innovation Trifecta and how affinity that is earned, rather than attention that is bought can power your business growth. Bernadette digs deep to explain why brands that give a damn make a difference and win in terms of profits, people and the planet." -LEE TONITTO, CEO, AUSTRALIAN MARKETING INSTITUTE One of Inc Magazine's Top Business Books of 2015. Our new digital landscape has spawned an entrepreneurial culture and the belief that anyone with a laptop and an Internet connection has the power to change the world-to create an idea that flies. But for every groundbreaking business that started this way, a thousand others have stalled or failed. Why? What's the secret to success? What do Khan Academy, the GoPro camera, the Dyson vacuum cleaner and Kickstarter have in common? After years of consulting with hundreds of innovators, creatives, entrepreneurs and business leaders to help them tell the stories of their ideas, I have discovered something: every business that flies starts not with the best idea, the biggest budget or better marketing, but with the story of someone who wants to do something-and can't. We don't change the world by starting with our brilliant ideas, our dreams; we change the world by helping others to live their dreams. The story of ideas that fly is the story of the people who embrace them, love them, adopt them, care about them and share them. Successful ideas are the ones that become meaningful to others-helping them to see what's possible for them. Our ideas fly when we show others their wings.

Hunch

Author: Bernadette Jiwa
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735214131
Size: 80.13 MB
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Where will your next bigidea come from? Analyzing hard data? A corporate brainstorming session? Customer focus groups? Or closer to home? Successful people don’t wait for proof that their idea will work. They learn to trust their gut and go. In Hunch, international bestselling author and business adviser Bernadette Jiwa shows you how to harness the power of your intuition so you can recognize opportunities others miss and create the breakthrough idea the world is waiting for. She explores inspired hunches, from one that led to the launch of the breakout GoldieBlox brand to another that helped a doctor reduce infant mortality rates around the world. Filled with success stories, reflection exercises, and writing prompts, Hunch is the indispensable guide to embracing your unique potential and discovering your own winning ideas.

Make Your Idea Matter

Author: Bernadette Jiwa
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781478394846
Size: 66.92 MB
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The path to success is littered with great ideas poorly marketed. Don't let yours be one of them. "A little book with a very big message. Your idea is worth a great story, well told." SETH GODIN— Author of All Marketers Tell Stories Make Your Idea Matter is a call to action for entrepreneurs, emerging brands and anyone with a great idea, who knows that to stand out in today's noisy world they need to tell a better story. It is full of bite-sized business and brand storytelling ideas originally sparked on Bernadette Jiwa's award-winning business blog TheStoryofTelling.com. Use this book as both inspiration and guide to help you tell the best stories you can tell about your business, your ideas and the work that matters to you. You don't have to start on page one and work your way through, or even read it from front to back. Each topic stands on its own so dip in and out. Reawaken a thought or an idea you've already had. Spark new ones. Discover different ways of thinking about your business, what you do and how you tell your story. Then go make your idea matter. ADVANCE PRAISE FOR MAKE YOUR IDEA MATTER "Every story you tell is a choice, and the choices you make matter. For best results make the choice to read this book." CHRIS GUILLEBEAU— Author of The $100 Startup "Make Your Idea Matter' is a book that's easy to get into and hard to escape. Full of valuable, original, engaging content.Bernadette Jiwa has been likened to 'a female Seth Godin' and I have to agree." ROBERT GERRISH— Director of Flying Solo,Australia's Micro Business Community "The most brilliant people I have known have the rare ability to distill complexity to an essence. This is what Bernadette Jiwa does for entrepreneurs in Make Your Idea Matter." MARK SCHAEFER— Author of Return on Influence & The Tao of Twitter "If I discover one useful insight in a business book, I consider the time well spent. This surprising little book delivers them in spades!" TOM ASACKER — Author of A Clear Eye for Branding "Now is your time to make a difference, your time to be the best at what you love doing, your time to use your skills to enrich not only your own life, but the lives of each and every individual you do business with. More and more small businesses are taking impressive leads in their industries, making giant multinationals look cumbersome and unfriendly in comparison. You can do the same, and the first thing on your "to do" list should be to read this book. Bernadette has written a fantastic collection of stories to inspire, to provoke, to make you think, to generate ideas, and to bring your business to the next level.It doesn't matter if your idea has been done before, because as Bernadette rightly points out, it hasn't been done by you." DAVID AIREY — Author of Logo Design Love

Lord Of The Flies

Author: William Golding
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101993227
Size: 68.22 MB
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William Golding’s unforgettable classic of boyhood adventure and the savagery of humanity comes to Penguin Classics in a stunning Graphic Deluxe Edition with a new foreword by Lois Lowry As provocative today as when it was first published in 1954, Lord of the Flies continues to ignite passionate debate with its startling, brutal portrait of human nature. William Golding’s compelling story about a group of very ordinary boys marooned on a coral island has been labeled a parable, an allegory, a myth, a morality tale, a parody, a political treatise, and even a vision of the apocalypse. But above all, it has earned its place as one of the indisputable classics of the twentieth century for readers of any age. This Penguin Classics Graphic Deluxe Edition features an array of special features to supplement the novel, including a foreword by Lois Lowry, an introduction by Stephen King, an essay by E. M. Forster, an essay on teaching and reading the novel and suggestions for further exploration by scholar Jennifer Buehler, and an extended note by E. L. Epstein, the publisher of the first American paperback edition of Lord of the Flies. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

When Fish Fly

Author: Joseph Michelli
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 1401381448
Size: 57.54 MB
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In this revealing business advice book, the magic of the World Famous Pike Place Fish Market proves a dynamic example of what a group of people can create when they are aligned and living a powerful vision. Here for the first time, owner John Yokoyama explains in his own words just how he transformed his business into a workplace that is renowned worldwide. When Fish Fly offers Yokoyama's cohesive strategy for achieving world famous results for owners, managers, and front-line workers alike. Once you understand the generative principles behind the World Famous Pike Place Fish Market you, too, can develop a culture that leads to excellent employee morale and legendary customer service.

Start Something That Matters

Author: Blake Mycoskie
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 0679603522
Size: 27.55 MB
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The incredible story of the man behind TOMS Shoes and One for One, the revolutionary business model that marries fun, profit, and social good. “A creative and open-hearted business model for our times.”—The Wall Street Journal Why this book is for you: • You’re ready to make a difference in the world—through your own start-up business, a nonprofit organization, or a new project that you create within your current job. • You want to love your work, work for what you love, and have a positive impact on the world—all at the same time. • You’re inspired by charity: water, method, and FEED Projects and want to learn how these organizations got their start. • You’re curious about how someone who never made a pair of shoes, attended fashion school, or worked in retail created one of the fastest-growing footwear companies in the world by giving shoes away. • You’re looking for a new model of success to share with your children, students, co-workers, and members of your community. You’re ready to start something that matters.

Blackberries In The Dark

Author: Mavis Jukes
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: 0307554716
Size: 58.54 MB
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"Austin's visit to his grandmother's is the first since Grandpa died. Austin notices Grandpa's things but feels the emptiness of his absence. This spare story vividly captures the emotions of painful times and shows how they ease with sharing and remembering. Boy and grandfather were close, but boy and grandmother seem destined to be just as close, with Grandpa's memory to bind them. Poignant and perceptive, this has impressive resonance, and readers won't easily shed its warm afterglow."--(starred) Booklist. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Marketing

Author: Bernadette Jiwa
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781500619213
Size: 14.49 MB
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"Bernadette's back, and just in time. This is her finest work, a book that ought to be read by everyone on your team, and somehow hidden from your competitors."—SETH GODIN One of the biggest challenges we face as entrepreneurs and innovators is understanding how to make our ideas resonate. We tend to have no shortage of ideas, but we struggle to tell the story of how they are going to be useful in the world and why they will matter to people. Marketing is the way we communicate how our ideas translate to value for people in a marketplace. Marketing has become a necessary evil for every business, but what if we adopted a different view of it? What if marketing was less about promotion or coercion and more about reaching out to people and helping them to solve problems? What if marketing was how we found more ways to do better work and to matter to our customers? What if marketing was where we began our journey towards understanding what people need and want? What if it was our vantage point for seeing the world through the eyes of our customers? How different would marketing be then?

The Fortune Cookie Principle

Author: Bernadette Jiwa
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781489583949
Size: 48.50 MB
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"This should be the next book you read. Urgent, leveraged and useful, it will change your business like nothing else." SETH GODIN —Author The Icarus Deception It's not how good you are. It's how well you tell your story. Big corporations might have huge marketing and advertising budgets but you've got a story. Your brand story isn't just what you tell people. It's what they believe about you based on the signals your brand sends. The Fortune Cookie Principle is a brand building framework and communication strategy consisting of 20 keys that enable you to begin telling your brand's story from the inside out. It's the foundation upon which you can differentiate your brand and make emotional connections with the kind of clients and customers you want to serve. The most successful brands in the world don't behave like commodities and neither should you. A great brand story will make you stand out, increase brand awareness, create customer loyalty and power profits. Isn't it time to gave your customers a story to tell? The Fortune Cookie Principle will show you how. ADVANCE PRAISE FOR THE FORTUNE COOKIE PRINCIPLE "It's so easy to overcomplicate what great brands and new businesses need to do to resonate with their consumers. The simple questions asked in this book help you to de-mystify that process. It encourages you to think beyond what you do to why you do it and why that matters to your customers. Had this been available when I was driving Sales and Marketing Capabilities in my past corporate life at Cadbury Schweppes, this would have been recommended reading. Now I'm an entrepreneur I simply apply these principles each and every day." Wendy Wilson Bett—Co-Founder Peter's Yard "Yes, you need a great product, but without a compelling story, success is improbable. The 'Fortune Cookie Principle' is an easy-to-read guide that will help any marketer or business owner begin to ask the right questions about the stories they tell. Bernadette includes dozens of examples and questions to get your storytelling ship in the right order. Let's face it...telling compelling stories to attract and retain customers is not easy. Most brand marketers are not great storytellers. This book will give you a new perspective on your marketing, and help you move from talking about yourself to talking about things your customers actually care about. Then, and only then, will your marketing actually work in today's consumer-led economy." Joe Pulizzi—Founder Content Marketing Institute "The wisdom in this book is better than any fortune. Read and apply!" Chris Guillebeau—Author $100 Startup “This book is an inspiration. Bernadette ignites real-world experience with a true passion for helping businesses move to the next level.” Mark Schaefer—Author Return on Influence "Full of inspiring stories about what makes businesses unique (and successful) in today's supersaturated markets." David Airey—Author Work For Money, Design For Love. “If you're someone who cares about why you do what you do and how you do it, this book is for you.” Tina Roth Eisenberg—Founder of Tattly