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Senior Wonders: People Who Achieved Their Dreams After Age 60

After Age 60 introduces you to twenty-five individuals who achieved extraordinary success, for the first time, after the age of sixty. The twenty-five brief biographies in this uplifting book showcase men and women from a variety of races, ethnicities, religions, and cultures, who each overcame unique challenges and obstacles in life to accomplish a remarkable feat. Despite their differences in backgrounds and fields of interest, they have one thing in common—they didn’t let their age stop them from fulfilling their dreams. From actors, artists, athletes, to humanitarians, authors, and a Nobel Laureate, these individuals will inspire you, and not just with their achievements.

Their hard work, determination, and positive outlook on life will touch you and, most importantly, open your eyes to your own potential. If you’ve ever felt like life is passing you by and there’s not enough time left to catch up, let alone achieve your dreams, Senior Wonders: People Who Achieved Their Dreams After Age 60 will show you it’s never too late to go after what you want out of life. It will encourage you to rekindle the dreams you placed on the backburner long ago and help you take the first steps toward attaining those goals that once seemed too far out of reach.

This book is available from our Chartered library.




Work Simply – Carson Tate

Many of us try popular productivity solutions and tools only to find ourselves falling further behind and more frustrated than ever. We end up spending more time managing our calendars and to-do lists than doing actual work.

Carson Tate says that’s because our brains often don’t work the way the experts assume. She has helped thousands of men and women become better at time management and productivity by using a unique assessment tool that helps people discover their individual productivity styles.

This book is available from our Chartered library.


Socrates & the Fox – Chantell Ilbury & Clem Sunter

By its very nature Socratic dialogue transforms the strategic conversation from the normal, dreary type of superficial analysis that companies go through nowadays to a full-blooded, back-to-basics debate.

Chantell Ilbury and Clem Sunter have developed a unique and independently crafted methodology which integrates scenario planning into the mainstream process of strategic planning and decision-making. Their version of the Socratic method has come about through rigorous application, re-evaluation and fine-tuning in the course of facilitating countless sessions with a diverse portfolio of companies throughout the world – from giant multinationals to family-run businesses.

This book is available from our Chartered library.


Start With Why – Simon Sinek

Start With Why, by Simon Sinek, is a book in which the author explains how to inspire with ideas. The golden circle, the celery test, and the split test are three ideas that Sinek talks about regarding how to get people to follow one’s idea. Sinek’s argument is that people will believe in one’s idea if they are given a reason to. He references why people buy Apple products and fly on Southwest Airlines as examples of his theory.

This book is available from our Chartered library.

Enriched – John Sikkema

If you’re working harder, but enjoying it less; questioning whether your success is worth the sacrifices; keen to leave a legacy beyond your career achievements, then Enriched will speak to you. It will help you move beyond the stresses of the ‘work you do for a living’ and begin the journey towards discovering the purpose of your life. This compelling autobiography of John Sikkema – a shy Dutch immigrant kid who became a self-made millionaire and CEO of one of the most successful financial planning firms in Australia – offers a practical blueprint for identifying changes you want in your life, and provides a method for initiating those changes.

This book is available from our Chartered library.

Inspired – Jennifer Lindsey-Renton

Inspired is the culmination of a series of conversations held with extraordinary South Africans from a variety of walks of life – from the arts to sport, business, media and the judiciary. The interviewees candidly share their motivations, leadership styles, influences, personal inspirations, defining moments and other aspects of their life stories. In this way, the reader is afforded an uplifting glimpse into the lives of these inspired and inspiring individuals.

This book is available from our Chartered library.


Jack – Jack Welch

In this remarkable autobiography – a classic business book and runaway New York Times bestseller now updated with a new afterword by the author – Jack Welch takes us on the rough-and-tumble ride that has been his remarkable life. From his working-class childhood to his early days in G.E. Plastics to his life at the top of the world’s most successful company, Welch tells his intensely personal story with his well-known fire and candour.

This book is available from our Chartered library.


Winning – Jack Welch

Since Welch retired in 2001 as chairman and CEO of GE, he has travelled the world, speaking to more than 250,000 people and answering their questions on dozens of wide-ranging topics.

Welch’s goal is to help everyone who has a passion for success.

Winning is devoted to the real ‘stuff’ of work. Welch’s optimistic, no excuses, get-it-done mind-set is riveting. Packed with personal anecdotes and written in Jack’s distinctive no-BS voice, Winning offers deep insights, original thinking, and solutions to nuts-and-bolts problems that will change the way people think about work.

This book is available from our Chartered library.


What Should I Do With the Rest of My Life? – Bruce Frankel

More and more people (from baby boomers retiring from their “first act” to people in their forties and fifties reconsidering their careers in a recovering economy) are finding themselves wondering how to find new stimulation and meaningful work over a lifetime. Bringing together a diverse array of stories, Frankel brings to life a mesmerizing series of profiles of men and women who discovered a new calling, success, or purpose later in life. Brimming with inspiration and humanity, What Should I Do with the Rest of My Life? celebrates activists, artists, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, and others who found extraordinary ways to experience true fulfilment in the second half of life.

This book is available from our Chartered library.


The Leader in Me – Stephen Covey & Sean Covey

Change your child’s future starting today: Learn how to use Stephen R. Covey’s proven 7 Habits to create a leadership program for kids of all ages so they can be more effective, more goal oriented, and more successful

Today, we are inundated with information about who to be, what to do, and how to live. But what if there was a way to learn not just what to think about, but how to think? A program that taught how to manage priorities, focus on goals, and be a positive influence?  The Leader in Me is that program.

This book is available from our Chartered library.


The Speed of Trust – Stephen Covey

Stephen M.R. Covey shows how trust—and the speed at which it is established with clients and, employees—is essential to a successful organization.

Trust, says Covey, is the very basis of the new global economy, and he shows how trust—and the speed at which it is established with clients, employees, and constituents—is the essential ingredient for any high–performance, successful organisation.

This book is available from our Chartered library.


How the Mighty Fall and Why Some Companies Never Give In – Jim Collins

In How the Mighty Fall, Collins offers leaders the well-founded hope that they can learn how to stave off decline and, if they find themselves falling, reverse their course. By understanding these stages of decline, leaders can substantially reduce their chances of falling all the way to the bottom. Great companies can stumble, badly, and recover.

This book is available from our Chartered library.


Good to Great – Jim Collins

Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the very beginning.

But what about the company that is not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?

This book is available from our Chartered library.


Zapp: The Lightning of Empowerment – Jeff Cox & William Byham

Most managers know that revitalisation in their companies must occur from the ground up. But how to get that message to employees without applying the kind of pressure that makes them even less productive? The answer is empowerment. In this motivating book, you will find specific strategies designed to help you encourage responsibility, acknowledgment, and creativity so that employees feel they “own” their jobs. It’s all here, in an accessible guide for the successful managers of tomorrow.

This book is available from our Chartered library.


Screw It, Let’s Do It: Lessons in Life – Richard Branson

The global icon shares his secrets of success and exciting plans for the future. In Screw It, Let’s Do It I look to the future. A lot has changed since I founded Virgin in 1968, and I explain how I intend to take my business and my ideas to the next level and the new and exciting areas.
But I have also brought together all the important lessons, good advice and inspirational adages that have helped me along the road to success.

This book is available from our Chartered library.

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Re-Imagine – Tom Peters

More than just a how-to book for the 21st Century, Re-imagine! is a call to arms–a passionate wake-up call for the business world, educators, and society as a whole. Focusing on how the business climate has changed, this inspirational book outlines how the new world of business works, explores radical ways of overcoming outdated, traditional company values, and embraces an aggressive strategy that empowers talent and brand-driven organizations where everyone has a voice.

This book is available from our Chartered library.

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What Colour is My Parachute? For Retirement – Richard. N. Bolles & John. E. Nelson

Plan Now for the Life You Want. Today’s economic realities have reset our expectations of what retirement is, yet there’s still the promise for what it can be: a life stage filled with more freedom and potential than ever before. Given the new normal, how do you plan for a future filled with prosperity, health, and happiness? As a companion to What Color Is Your Parachute?, the world’s best-selling career book, What Color Is Your Parachute? for Retirement offers both a holistic, big-picture look at these years as well as practical tools and exercises to help you build a life full of security, vitality, and community.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen. R. Covey

This book presents a principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty and human dignity – principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.

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The Leader Who Had No Title – Robin Sharma

Author of the international bestseller The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari returns with an inspiring parable about the new meaning and value of leadership.

Robin Sharma believes there are certain skills and attitudes that allow you to rise to extraordinary success. In his powerful new parable, he offers a story designed to help people from all walks of life to achieve great things.

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The Power of Full Engagement – Jim Loehr & Tony Schwartz

We live in digital time. Our pace is rushed, rapid-fire, and relentless. Facing crushing workloads, we try to cram as much as possible into every day. We’re wired up, but we’re melting down. Time management is no longer a viable solution. As bestselling authors Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz demonstrate in this groundbreaking book, managing energy, not time, is the key to enduring high performance as well as to health, happiness, and life balance. The number of hours in a day is fixed, but the quantity and quality of energy available to us is not. This fundamental insight has the power to revolutionize the way you live your life. The Power of Full Engagement is a highly practical, scientifically based approach to managing your energy more skillfully both on and off the job

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Test-Drive Your Dream Job: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding and Creating the Work You Love – Brian Kurth

In TEST-DRIVE YOUR DREAM JOB, you’ll discover how you can identify, explore and experience your dream job, and how or if you want to pursue it. Author Brian Kurth, founder of VocationVacations, offers professional, personal and financial perspectives on how to transition into a new career and turn your dream job into a reality without risking your current job or jeopardizing your financial stability.

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Rework:  Change the Way You Work Forever – Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson

Rework shows you a better, faster, easier way to succeed in business. Read it and you’ll know why plans are actually harmful, why you don’t need outside investors, and why you’re better off ignoring the competition. The truth is, you need less than you think. You don’t need to be a workaholic. You don’t need to staff up. You don’t need to waste time on paperwork or meetings. You don’t even need an office. Those are all just excuses.

What you really need to do is stop talking and start working. This book shows you the way. You’ll learn how to be more productive, how to get exposure without breaking the bank, and tons more counterintuitive ideas that will inspire and provoke you.

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Don’t Stop the Career Clock:  Rejecting the Myths of Aging for a New Way To Work in the 21st Century – Helen Harkness

Following the success of The Career Chase, Helen Harkness sounds a clarion call for a new model of aging, working, and retiring. With dozens of inspirational stories of individuals who have created their most satisfying careers during their golden years, Harkness shows how to reset your career clock for the 21st century.

This book is available from our Chartered library.


South Africa’s Greatest Entrepreneurs – Moky Makura

What questions would you ask if you had a chance to meet Raymond Ackerman, Donald Gordon, Adrian Gore, Koos Bekker, Herman Mashaba or Pam Golding? What would you want to know about how they star ted out; how the spark of an idea kindled into an empire? What drove them to become the success they are today?

Written by some of South Africa’s leading journalists, writers and academics, and edited by Moky Makura, whose 2008 book Africa’s Greatest Entrepreneurs shed much-welcomed light on entrepreneurs on the continent, these are the stories of how the country’s top businesses were created , as told by the people who created them.

South Africa’s Greatest Entrepreneurs is as close as you could get to a one-on-one session with the leading entrepreneurial minds in the country without an appointment – enjoy it.

This book is available from our Chartered library.