The task of establishing yourself as an elite sportsperson is a monumental one. It's not for the faint-hearted. Elite sport is tough, unrelenting and a lot of hard work. The blood, sweat and tears can teach you about yourself in brutal ways, but if you choose to listen, they will teach you lessons that are invaluable for the rest of life's journey. Is there any possibility that this person you discover and become on your journey is the real you God has been waiting to connect with? The one who is exhausted, who couldn't run [read more...]
When Ludan Bone started making her phone calls to China in 1993 she was one woman with no contacts trying to sell an intangible, copyrighted product to an industry where royalties were alien. But over the next two decades, she built a formidable business from scratch and became the biggest player in the production music business in China. The business memoir, One in a Billion, charts Ludan’s rise from a part-time marketing manager in Sydney to the head of her own top-tier firm in Beijing with one of the biggest music libraries in [read more...]
Take a journey through the world of projects. If you've learned about project management in the classroom then the real world of projects is going to be quite an eye opener. There will be monsters against which you are defenceless. There will be seemingly insurmountable obstacles and your career will hinge on your capacity to deliver in this environment. So what's wrong with the way we teach project management now? How should it be taught? What are we doing wrong? The dollars at stake are in the scale of the national debt. It's time [read more...]
Forthright, confronting and at times darkly comedic, “Shooting Ghosts” is a collection of poems that doesn’t so much opine on the workings and ideas of the modern world, but shakes down the branches that hold it together. Through intense imagery and a rebellious free flowing prose, Pezzimenti explores the culpability of a society seemingly willing to digest sound-bites and social media updates yet reject anything that may cause offence, or worse still, debate or deep collective thought. From the lack of any real advancement in [read more...]
"Historical adventures and romances set in ancient Britain and Ireland are nearly always told from the point of view of the foreign invaders rather than that of the native Britons. Daring Roman's penetrate the barbarian Celtic lands in search of a lost legion or its standard, or to rescue endangered friends from the native British savages. It's time the story was told from the viewpoint of our own ancestors, the native Britons of the British Isles. That is the story I have undertaken here".
On the subject of self-help books this echoes the thoughts of John Lennon: “whatever gets you through the night, it’s alright...” Unsettling and plausible… Survival in a Toxic Soup is an interesting book that dwells in the shadowy areas of medical science. It should appeal to those looking for answers to their own medical problems outside the confines of traditional medicine.
Sipping Champagne through a Straw: Beyond good enough is a unique tale about a migrant daughter. It introduces Maria, who born in Slovenia and seemingly destined for a life of poverty, exploitation and abuse, pursues a childhood dream for a better life that sustains her through an unhappy childhood; especially trying through World War II. Milena, born in Australia with such a severe disability that it is strongly believed she will never live life as others do. Milena shares her struggle with feelings of unworthiness that stem from a [read more...]
Combining items of historical interest, cutting edge research and previously unpublished data this book explores the highways and byways of that most fascinating of disciplines, botany. It is a highly personal selection of topics but will hopefully give the reader some idea of the breadth and depth of the study of plants.
Joanne Dickie moved from New South Wales to Tasmania in December 2004. Completing a Bachelor of Arts (Communications) Journalism in 1988, Joanne spent over a decade in the media industry working as a journalist, public relations consultant and desktop publisher working for various government and private businesses before establishing her own writing and design business in Sydney. She then returned to tertiary studies and after completing a Graduate Diploma in Education with Distinction taught English, Media Studies and Film [read more...]
The image of the Merino ram that was struck upon the 1938 shilling has intrigued me since I started jackarooing on a Merino stud at Hay in late 1974. It has taken me nearly forty years to satisfy that curiosity. Early in the new year of 1975, I was among a few jackaroos invited to lunch at Burrabogie, a large sheep station east of Hay, which nestled closely within a bend of the Murrumbidgee River before running south and away over the mostly treeless Old Man Plain. Burrabogie had been founded as an offshoot of the more famous [read more...]