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Bull Market The rise and eclipse of Australian stock exchanges By John Tilston
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Stock exchanges were crucial in developing Australia by greasing the often-creaking wheels of investment. Their spluttering into life in the 1880s was fractious and disorganized, but fledgling... More > stockbrokers couldn’t ignore the need for marketplaces to trade stocks and shares in the burgeoning mining industry. They struggled through the great economic distress of the Federation Drought in the 1890s and emerged as coherent, collegiate markets based in state capitals that endured for 80 years. Globalisation and technology disrupted the stock exchanges, forcing them to amalgamated and then become public company itself. Now global banks using technology to dominate the modern era. Dark pools and high frequency trading have the ASX scrambling to stay relevant. Yet it still holds some aces: transparent pricing guides and the scaffolding to support a range of investment products. The book reviews the often turbulent history of what has become the ASX, highlighting the contribution of key individuals and events.< Less
Churchill's Mole Hunt By John Tilston
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For a while after he was reappointed as First Lord of the Admiralty in September 1939, Winston Churchill was outwitted by a disgruntled Russian émigré who made dresses for the Duchess... More > of Windsor and sold the best caviar in London in her South Kensington tea room. She smuggled secret letters between Churchill and President Roosevelt to Berlin. Was she also the link with a German spy in the Admiralty and the German Navy? Churchill's Mole Hunt is a historical novel that trawls through the bitterly cold London of the winter of 1939 and 1940 to catch the Nazi spy, meeting along the way Churchill, Ian Flemming, members of the Right Club, MI5's notorious Maxwell Knight and sultry spy Joan Miller.< Less
Churchill's Mole Hunt By John Tilston
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For a while after he was reappointed as First Lord of the Admiralty in September 1939, Winston Churchill was outwitted by a disgruntled Russian émigré who made dresses for the Duchess... More > of Windsor and sold the best caviar in London in her South Kensington tea room. She smuggled secret letters between Churchill and President Roosevelt to Berlin. Was she also the link with a German spy in the Admiralty and the German Navy? Churchill's Mole Hunt is a historical novel that trawls through the bitterly cold London of the winter of 1939 and 1940 to catch the Nazi spy, meeting along the way Churchill, Ian Flemming, members of the Right Club, MI5's notorious Maxwell Knight and sultry spy Joan Miller.< Less
How to explain why you're vegetarian to your dinner guests By John Tilston
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This book explores the impact of what we eat on the natural environment, society, animals and the author's own health and well-being.
How to explain why you're vegetarian to your dinner guests By John Tilston
eBook (PDF): $11.52
This book explores the impact of what we eat on the natural environment, society, animals and the author's own health and well-being.
NIMBY! Aligning regional economic development practice to the realities of the 21st Century By John Tilston
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Times have changed for regional economic development. Back in the not-too-far-off good old days, announcements of a new factory setting up in town or the approval granted for a new large apartment... More > block would have been widely accepted and even applauded by communities. Now mostly they are not. NIMBY has become the standard cry. Not in my backyard now extends to so many areas beyond nuclear power plants, mines and waste dumps, including to some that at first sight seem just plain puzzling. But this is the 21st Century reality and regional economic development policy and practice must respond with more sophisticated analysis and tools. Setting up a rival camp to outwit the NIMBYs and waging war to win the media battle is a short sighted, unsustainable approach. This book analyses what makes NIMBYism tick, surveys current best practice regional economic development and posits a coherent, sustainable approach to the creation of wealth and well-being in communities.< Less
Meanjin to Brisvegas: Snapshots of Brisbane's journey from colonial backwater to new world city By John Tilston
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This book describes seminal moments in the history of the capital city of Queensland, which in just one generation has grown from country town to vibrant modern metropolis. It had a tough start. It... More > became a separate state with less financial support from London than any other colony in the mighty British Empire. Almost a century later is was briefly the Allied Forces headquarters for the Pacific War, delighting and depressing its citizens in equal measure. Then it had to shake off corruption in high places before it could realise its great potential. There was some intrigue along the way. Early Brisbane society was enlivened by its own aristocratic Lady Di; a gruesome murder started a dynasty; the Battle of Brisbane was hushed-up to maintain morale; and the local ‘Rat Pack’ played a rather different Joke. Prior to European settlement - as Meanjin - it was a busy meeting place for the many indigenous clans in the Moreton Bay region.< Less
Meanjin to Brisvegas: Snapshots of Brisbane's Journey from Colonial Backwater to New World City By John Tilston
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In just one generation Brisbane has grown from country town to vibrant modern metropolis. Yet it had a tough start. It used to be a blue collar town, struggling under the weight of its history. Prior... More > to European settlement, as Meanjin, it was a busy meeting place for the many indigenous clans in the Moreton Bay area. Almost 200 years ago Brisbane had an traumatic start as a penal settlement poorly run by veterans of the Napoleonic Wars. It became a new state with less support from London than any other colony in the British Empire. Almost a century later it was briefly the headquarters for the Pacific War, delighting and depressing its citizens in equal measure. Then it had to fight off corruption in high places before it realising its great potential. There was some intrigue along the way. Early Brisbane society was enlivened by its own aristocratic Lady Di; a gruesome murder started a dynasty; the Battle of Brisbane was hushed-up to maintain morale; and the local ‘Rat Pack’ played a rather nasty Joke.< Less

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Inside Secrets Inside Secrets By Joseph Stumpf
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