Contracts for difference or 'CFDs' have taken Australian traders by storm. Catherine Davey's first book on the subject, Contracts for Difference: Master the Trading Revolution, was a great success; in this follow-up, she shares her real-life CFD trading experiences over a three-month period in 2005. During this time, she manages to turn $13000 into $30000, but her path to success is anything but straight and simple. Making Money from CFD Trading describes not only the reasoning behind and execution of her trading strategies, but also presents an honest, inspiring and often humorous discussion of her emotional journey as a trader. Catherine gives a fascinating insight into the trading experience: struggling to maintain the right psychology, avoiding irrational 'ego trades' and finding emotional balance between depressing losses and big wins. She presents a range of opinions from industry experts and commentators, discussing day-to-day trading issues and sharing controversial market views. This book will give you an understanding of: simple charting techniques that make money the unique aspects of trading CFDs how to exploit the advantages CFD trading has over traditional share trading strategies for establishing and maintaining a winning mental approach. This entertaining and hugely informative book is a must-read for anyone who wants to know more about CFDs and for traders of any financial instrument who want to take their performance to the next level.
Find out what you really need to live, thrive and survive Does it seem like the constant struggle to succeed at work is overshadowing other areas of your life? Are your relationships suffering as you try to cram everything into a normal day? Work/Life Balance For Dummies will help you get your equilibrium back, taking you through all available solutions -- from changes you can adopt within your existing workplace or chosen career, to career changes, treechanges and seachanges. Discover how to: Work out your priorities Put off procrastination and improve your time management Move your boss towards work/life balance Cast your net wider and change jobs and employers Plan your seachange or treechange
Chef and owner of two-hatted Biota Dining in Bowral, New South Wales, James Viles has become one of Australia's most respected young chefs and restaurateurs, recognised for his commitment to sustainability and his dramatic modern food. He champions the use of seasonal, ethical produce to create honest, pure and delicious dishes.Biota Dining sits in Australia's Southern Highlands, a remarkably beautiful region known for its fertile farmland, dense forests and seasonal climate. James' philosophy is simple: listen to the local environment and take your inspiration and intuition from the very place that surrounds you. His dishes match ingredients, textures and flavours that exist alongside each other in nature. While James Viles might be redefining regional Australian cuisine, this notion of biota is relevant everywhere in the world.In this his first book, James invites readers to celebrate spectacular food created from the perfect balance of animal and plant life in the Southern Highlands. Biota contains over 80 delicious, seasonal and achievable recipes.
Approaching forty, Nigel Marsh's life seems almost perfect: he has moved with his family from the UK to Sydney and runs the Australian office of a leading advertising agency. However, he is also stressed, overweight and struggling to balance a career, a marriage and the demands of four small children. But everything changes when he loses his job. After the initial shock of redundancy, Marsh decides to embrace life outside the office and reconnect with his family. FAT, FORTY AND FIRED is the hilarious, insightful and deeply moving account of his 'gap year' at home, as he rediscovers fatherhood, loses twenty kilograms, kicks his drinking habit, trains for an ocean swim race and generally gets his house in order. FAT, FORTY AND FIRED is a story for anyone who has dreamed about leaving the rat race behind and living a more meaningful life.
Matthew Reilly, the New York Times bestselling author and 'pedal-to-the-metal action novelist' (Publishers Weekly), is back in high gear on the greatest treasure hunt of all time -- a headlong race to find the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. In ancient times, a Golden Capstone was placed atop the Great Pyramid at Giza during a rare solar event called the Tartarus Rotation. Once every 4,500 years, a superhot sunspot -- the Tartarus Sunspot -- aligned itself with Earth and caused immense worldwide flooding and sun-scorching. It is said that when the Capstone sat atop the Great Pyramid, no such flooding or solar damage occurred. And, according to legend, whosoever places the Capstone on the pyramid at the next Tartarus Rotation will gain absolute power over Earth for the next 1,000 years. In 2006, the Tartarus Rotation will come again, but the Capstone is nowhere to be found. With the fate of global dominance hanging in the balance, nearly every world power sends forth its troops to locate the Capstone. Among them are the United States, the European Union, Israel, ruthless terrorists, and one other unusual force: a coalition of seven smaller nations that have decided that the Capstone is too powerful for any one country to hold. So they band together against all odds and send an eight-man team to take on all the great forces in the chase. Led by an Australian super-soldier named Jack West Jr., the team includes a Canadian professor, two crack Irish commandos (one of whom is female), a Spanish paratrooper, a Jamaican soldier, an Arab commando, and a daredevil New Zealand pilot. And with them always is a little girl named Lily, the ten-year-old daughter of the Oracle of Siwa -- one of only two people in the world who can decode an ancient text that leads to the Capstone. This stalwart group embarks on a global journey filled with booby-trapped mines, stupendous ancient wonders, gigantic evil forces, and adventure beyond imagination. From the Colossus of Rhodes to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, from the Lighthouse at Alexandria to the Great Pyramid itself, fasten your seatbelts and hang on as the author of Ice Station and Scarecrow takes you on the adventure of your life!
Language and Culture at Work provides an overview of the complex role that culture plays in workplace contexts. Eight chapters cover the core aspects of culture at work, comprising: Face and politeness Decision making Leadership Identity Gender Work-life balance The authors draw on a significant corpus of authentic workplace data collected in numerous professional and medical settings involving participants from a variety of different socio-cultural backgrounds (including Chinese, Filipino, Indian, British, Dutch, Hong Kong, Taiwanese and Australian). Using in-depth analyses of authentic interactions and interviews, the book proposes a new integrated framework for researching culture at work from a sociolinguistic perspective. This is key reading for researchers and recommended for those working in the areas of sociolinguistics, communication studies, discourse analysis and applied linguistics. It will be of particular interest to students of professional and workplace communication, intercultural communication and intercultural pragmatics.
Once touted as a potential prime minister, former Western Australian premier Brian Burke has had a rollercoaster career. This is the first major biography of this charismatic and influential politician who even out of power and disgraced, pulled political strings in WA and beyond. The most popular premier in the nation in the 1980s, Brian Burke went to gaol twice after the scandals of WA Inc. His reputation was thought to be damaged beyond repair, but he became a successful lobbyist for some of the most powerful corporations in the country. As the Corruption and Crime Commission steadily closed in on him he was shown to be running a virtual shadow cabinet in his home state. Quentin Beresford tracks the rise, fall, resurrection and then collapse of the man in the Panama hat, examining what it is in Burke's personality, the nature of Labor party factionalism and the business community that brought him such power and influence across the country. In this absorbing account, Beresford succeeds in unraveling the strands of Brian Burke's life, exposing the forces which fashioned his now notorious public persona.' Carmen Lawrence, former WA Premier and Federal ALP parliamentarian a that is Brian Burke without either caricaturing him or being thrown off balance by his undoubted magnetism.' - Carmen Lawrence, former WA Premier and Federal ALP parliamentarian
Pathways through the life course have changed considerably in recent decades. Many of our assumptions about leaving home, starting new relationships and having children have been turned upside down. It is now almost as common to have children prior to marriage as afterwards, and certainly much more common to live together before marrying than to marry without first living together. Women are more likely to remain in the labour force after having children and many families struggle with problems of work-family balance at some stage in their lives, particularly when they have young children. But how much has really changed? Is there really more diversity in how individuals transition through these life course stages, or just variations at the margin with most people following a standard work and family life course? This volume makes use of rich longitudinal data from a unique Australian project to examine these issues. Drawing on broader theories of social change and demographic transitions in an international context, each chapter provides a detailed empirical assessment of the ways in which Australian adults negotiate their work and family lives. In doing so, the volume provides important insight into the ways in which recent demographic, social and economic changes both challenge and reproduce gender divisions.
Many Christian books on environmental care and awareness have been published in recent years but few, if any, grapple effectively with today's sustainable development agenda, which is increasingly focused on finding creative ways to balance environmental conservation with humanitarian concerns. Responsible Dominion approaches sustainable development from a Christian perspective, arguing that some Christian environmental writings are deeply flawed in that they do not take seriously enough the biblical emphasis on the value of human life. Ian Hore-Lacy argues that there is an appropriate use of God's creation to meet the needs of people, and then proceeds to explore what is practical and sustainable, especially in relation to land use, food production, minerals and energy. The book contends that modern secular environmentalism is deficient, with hidden agendas inimical to human values. In contrast, Christian stewardship should involve attention to the human economy as well as the natural ecology. Science and technology bring these aspects together and provide the tools for Christians to virtuously apply their lives to meeting people's needs by focusing on the utilitarian aspects of creation without losing sight of the real needs of human beings or the need to care for God's creation. Ian Hore-Lacy serves as Director of Public Communications for the World Nuclear Association. He served on the Board of Zadok Institute for Christianity & Society in Australia for 20 years and is a Fellow of ISCAST, the Australian counterpart of UK Christians in Science. He played an active role in establishing environmental education in Australian schools in the early 1970s and briefly worked for the Australian Conservation Foundation to foster environmental studies centres. He is author of several textbooks including Living in a Food Web,Creating Common Wealth and Nuclear Electricity.