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John Browne Beyond Business Inspirational memoir and manifesto from one of the world’s top business leaders John Browne joined BP in 1966 and became Chief Executive nearly thirty years later. Tracing his role in growing BP to one of the world’s largest energy companies, from spectacular oil-well blow-outs in Iran in his teenage years to his resignation in 2007, Browne is able to offer unrivalled insight into the big topics of today, including leadership, climate change, globalisation and corporate social responsibility. Few businessmen have been in a position to write so authoritatively about running a big corporation. John Browne was knighted in 1998 and made a life peer in 2001. He was voted Most Admired CEO by Management Today for four consecutive years. This is his first book. He lives in London.
Biography, Business Cased/Trade paperback (export only) February £20.00/£12.99 288pp 234 x 153mm 978 0 297 85915 4/978 0 297 85916 1 Markets: World XUSAC USA, Translation & Serial: Ed V ictor
Melanie Gideon The Slippery Year How one woman found happiness in everyday life
‘Truly, the one thing wrong with this book is that it had to end’ Allison Pearson For anybody who has ever wondered privately ‘Is this all there is?’, this hilarious book chronicles a year in which Melanie Gideon confronts the fantasies of her receding youth and the realities of midlife with a husband, a child, and a dog. With tenderness, unsparing honesty, and uproarious wit, Gideon brings us back again and again to the sweetness of ordinary pleasures and to life’s most enduring satisfactions. Melanie Gideon was born and raised in Rhode Island, USA. She now lives in the Bay Area with her husband and son.
Biography, Autobiography Cased February £12.99 256pp 216 x 135mm 978 0 297 86057 0 Markets: World XUSA USA: Knopf; Translation: Curtis Brown Serial: W&N