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Become a world leader using social media [DOWNLOAD]

Sponsored: Barack Obama’s victory in the US Presidential Election of 2008 set the benchmark for what can be achieved using social media. He achieved this by designing his campaign to spark the right actions, leading his supporters with direct conversations and providing the tools to let a grassroots community create and share content.

Palmer Higgs launches the first online eBookstore with Digital Rights Management in Australia

With technology changing the publishing landscape and with eBook sales increasing in Australia every year, Palmer Higgs has launched Australia's first online eBookstore with Digital Rights Management to attract buyers and protect the rights of Australian authors.

Kaplan plugs e-books into postgraduate studies

In a bid to be the leading provider of online education and innovative learning strategies in Australia, Kaplan Professional is introducing e-books for postgraduate students this year.

Underbelly “app” for iPhone first shot in new publishing wars?

Australian publisher Allen & Unwin, in partnership with Underbelly authors Andrew Rule and John Silvester, this week launched digital versions of the three bestselling books of the series.

Underbelly "app" for iPhone first shot in new publishing wars?

Australian publisher Allen & Unwin, in partnership with Underbelly authors Andrew Rule and John Silvester, this week launched digital versions of the three bestselling books of the series.

Seth Godin’s Linchpin in one 30 second summary [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Seth Godin’s earlier book Purple Cow suggests that an average product for an average person is no longer effective. Instead, you needed a Purple Cow – a product remarkable enough to get people talking naturally about it. Now, it’s your turn. In Linchpin, Seth says YOU need to be remarkable or indispensable to be successful in your career. It’s time for Purple You!

Seth Godin’s Linchpin in one 30 second summary [DOWNLOAD]

Seth Godin’s earlier book Purple Cow suggests that an average product for an average person is no longer effective. Instead, you needed a Purple Cow – a product remarkable enough to get people talking naturally about it. Now, it’s your turn. In Linchpin, Seth says YOU need to be remarkable or indispensable to be successful in your career. It’s time for Purple You!

Alice In Wonderland on the iPad looks… enchanting

The iPad's lack of eye-friendly e-ink (found in specialised e-readers such as the Kindle or Sony Reader) has prompted many adult observers to conclude that it is not a serious reading device. But try telling your kids that it's unsuitable for reading once they've seen this clip of Alice In Wonderland on the iPad.

Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers in one 30 Second Summary [FREE DOWNLOAD]

The latest in Geoff McDonald's Book Rapper series, this distillation offers Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers and Geoff Colvin’s Talent is Overrated in one 30 second summary.

How to Succeed at Twitter [FREE DOWNLOAD]

The latest in Geoff McDonald's Book Rapper series, this distillation offers a bite sized overview of Twitter for those with an interest in its social side and those keen to exploit its potential as a business tool.

Read the most important books of the year in less than 30 seconds each

"Book Rapper was born out of the idea of earning money from doing the things that I love. I love reading books so I asked myself, how can I get paid to read books? I knew I didn't just want to do reviews because I think what a book is about is almost like the booby prize. I want to know what the big ideas are but more importantly I want to know how to apply them."

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The Gaddie Pitch in three simple sentences with Antony Gaddie and...

The personal elevator pitch is an essential tool in the entrepreneur’s utility belt. Your pitch is also essential for success on the web, for placement on landing pages, in emails and blogs. The medium might change but rarely will the structure of an effective pitch. Antony Gaddie is the creator of “the Gaddie Pitch,” an internationally-renowned set of tactics designed to help business owners deliver an effective elevator pitch, time and time again.

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How to expand into New Markets with Elsita Meyer-Brandt [CHEAT SHEET]

Most organisations begin with aspirations to start local, then grow global. But, in reality, very few ever take the big leap into new markets. In this Cheat Sheet, Elsita Meyer-Brandt, Head of Market Expansion and International Marketing for Eventbrite, shares five rules to help organisations, just like yours, expand into new markets.

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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