Captain Tom Moore

Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day

My Autobiography – The Sunday Times No 1 Bestseller

Captain Tom Moore

  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Published: 17/09/2020
  • ISBN: 9780241486108
  • Length: 400  Pages
  • Dimensions: 240mm x 36mm x 162mm
  • Weight: 698g
  • RRP: £20.00

Embark on an echanting journey into our country’s past hundred years through the remarkable life of Captain Sir Tom Moore

*** THE SUNDAY TIMES NO 1 BESTSELLER ***

‘A wonderful life story with lessons for us all . . . beautifully written’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

‘Gloriously enthralling’ DAILY MAIL

From his humble Yorkshire childhood, via the battlefields of Burma and the peaks of the Himalayas, to becoming the NHS and the nation’s hero during Lockdown, this is a journey for all of us.
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Who is Captain Sir Tom Moore?

You’ve seen him on the television walking the length of his garden. A frail elderly man, doing his bit at a time of crisis. But he wasn’t always like this.

Where did he come from? Where was he made?

From a childhood in the foothills of the Yorkshire Dales, Tom Moore grew up in a loving family, which wasn’t without its share of tragedy. It was a time of plenty and of want. When the storm clouds of the Second World War threatened, he raised his hand and, like many of his generation, joined up to fight.

His war would take him from a country he had never left to a place which would steal his heart, India, and the Far East, to which he would return many years later to view the sight he had missed first time around: the distant peak of Everest.

Captain Tom’s story is our story.

It is the story of our past hundred years here in Britain.

It’s a time which has seen so much change, yet when so much has stayed the same: the national spirit, the can-do attitude, the belief in doing your best for others.

In this rich, happy life packed with incident you will encounter time and again the curiosity, courage and generosity that saw Captain Tom look around him during our current crisis and decide that something had to be done . . .

‘Engaging . . . His upbeat nature shines through and reminds us how much worse this year would have been without him’ Evening Standard

‘A wonderful read. Captain Tom is a beacon of light, and hope, and positivity’ Piers Morgan, Life Stories, ITV

A great book’ Good Morning Britain

A beautiful book. We have so much to learn from Captain Sir Tom’ Chris Evans, Virgin Radio

Fascinating. It’s the life story of an ordinary man who is extraordinary’ Michael Ball, BBC Radio 2

One Hundred Steps: The Story of Captain Sir Tom Moore

Captain Tom Moore, Adam Larkum (Illustrator)

  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Published: 01/10/2020
  • ISBN: 9780241486764
  • Length: 32  Pages
  • Dimensions: 288mm x 10mm x 220mm
  • Weight: 435g
  • RRP: £12.99

A message of resilience and optimism, when we have needed it most. This is the book of hope for Christmas.

A book about adventure, family, hope and what we can achieve when we work together. If ever there was a keepsake to remind us of the kindness and courage of these unprecedented times, this is it.

From his beginnings in Yorkshire in 1920 through to his incredible fund-raising campaign for the NHS (with some wild adventures along the way!), this is the story of Captain Sir Tom’s amazing life, beautifully illustrated by Adam Larkum.

Published in support of the creation of the Captain Tom Foundation.

Captain Tom Moore was born in Yorkshire in 1920. With the outbreak of World War Two he enlisted in the British Army and served throughout the war. He holds two Guinness World Records, for the largest sum ever raised by an individual charity walk, and for being the oldest person ever to have a number one hit single. He lives with his family in Bedfordshire. He set up the Captain Tom Foundation to help people help other people. @captaintommoore

Penguin Books

Bill Gates

Business at the Speed of Thought

Bill Gates Collins Hemingway

Most companies have a sizeable investment in technology but are realising only 20% of its potential benefit. BUSINESS @ THE SPEED OF THOUGHT introduces the concept of the digital nervous system which unites all systems and processes under one common infrastructure, allowing companies to make quantum leaps in efficiency, growth and profit. Using detailed tours of Microsoft and other major corporations, Gates demonstrates how integrated technology can transform any business by energizing its three major elements: customer/partner relationships, employees and process, and offers practical suggestions on how this can be achieved.

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

In this urgent, authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical – and accessible – plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe.

Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change. With the help of experts in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, political science, and finance, he has focused on what must be done in order to stop the planet’s slide toward certain environmental disaster. In this book, he not only explains why we need to work toward net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases, but also details what we need to do to achieve this profoundly important goal.

He gives us a clear-eyed description of the challenges we face. Drawing on his understanding of innovation and what it takes to get new ideas into the market, he describes the areas in which technology is already helping to reduce emissions, where and how the current technology can be made to function more effectively, where breakthrough technologies are needed, and who is working on these essential innovations. Finally, he lays out a concrete, practical plan for achieving the goal of zero emissions-suggesting not only policies that governments should adopt, but what we as individuals can do to keep our government, our employers, and ourselves accountable in this crucial enterprise.

As Bill Gates makes clear, achieving zero emissions will not be simple or easy to do, but if we follow the plan he sets out here, it is a goal firmly within our reach.

Gates’ book is compulsively readable. His ambition was to ‘cut through the noise’ and give consumers better tools for understanding what works, an ambition he meets admirably. It more than that, however. Gates can get an audience with anyone, can marshal almost limitless resources, and is dogged in the detail. The result – particularly in the wake of the Trump presidency – is thrilling

Emma Brockes, The Guardian

Bill Gates is a technologist, business leader, and philanthropist. In 1975, he cofounded Microsoft with his childhood friend Paul Allen; today he and his wife, Melinda, are cochairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He also launched Breakthrough Energy, an effort to commercialize clean energy and other climate-related technologies. He and Melinda have three children and live in Medina, Washington.

Penguin Books

Jennifer Aaker

Dr Jennifer Aaker is a behavioural psychologist, author, and the General Atlantic Professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Her research focuses on the psychology of time and money and the choices driving lasting happiness. She teaches courses on innovation, the power of storytelling and purpose.

Penguin Books

Humour, Seriously

Jennifer Aaker, Naomi Bagdonas

  • Imprint: Portfolio Penguin
  • Published: 08/10/2020
  • ISBN: 9780241405932
  • Length: 272  Pages
  • Dimensions: 234mm x 20mm x 153mm
  • Weight: 332g
  • RRP: £14.99

‘A smart, funny, brilliant book on how to be smart about being funny, brilliantly’ Sarah Cooper

‘This book has finally convinced me that joking around can actually be important and powerful’ Ed Gamble

‘Eye-opening, important and utterly enjoyable. Come for the humour, stay for the insights’ Arianna Huffington

Humour is a superpower. If you’re not using it, the joke’s on you.

When we’re kids we laugh all the time. The average four year-old laughs as many as 300 times a day, while the average forty year-old laughs 300 times every two and a half months! We grow up, start working and suddenly become “serious and important people”, trading laughter for bottom lines and mind-dumbing zoom calls.

But the benefits of humour for our work and life are huge. Studies have shown that humour makes us appear more competent and confident, strengthens our relationships, unlocks creativity and boosts resilience during difficult times.

Dr. Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas are on a mission to help everyone discover the power of humour. Based on the popular Stanford Business course, this book will show you how to mine your life for material, explore the Four Deadly Humour Myths and help you figure out which style of humour you fall into – The Magnet, The Sweetheart, The Sniper or the Stand Up.

Drawing on behavioural science, advice from world-class comedians and stories from top leaders, Humour, Seriously will show you how to harness the power of humour every day.

Reviews

Humour is magical. It can make fear and pomposity vanish and creativity and resilience appear in their place. The ultimate guide to using the magical power of funny as a tool for leadership and a force for good, Humour, Seriously is an intoxicating mix of science, strategy, and slapstick – a knee-slapping, mind-expanding tour de force

Daniel H. Pink, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of When,, Drive, and A Whole Mind