Free Books

Free Books - Removing the Constraint of Cost

During my career I have experimented with ways to make textbooks free for students as a way to remove the constraint of cost. On this page you can find evidence and examples of this practice.

The book The Vision and the Reality can be downloaded by clicking on the image below. The publisher has given permission for this book to be shared.

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The book, The Global Garage, can be downloaded by clicking on the image below. The publisher has given permission for this book to be shared.

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Managing Diversity Book

Managing Diversity ebook is published by bookboon learning (Denmark) and features material used in my managing diversity courses. It is well-used throughout the world in business teaching, features a multiple-choice question bank, and is easily adaptable to any country's context. There have been 19,617 downloads since 2017.

I have recently been commissioned to update this book due to the topic's popularity.

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* Note the publishers make money through advertisements in the free version and sales to industry.

Self-Published E-Books

I have written and self-published a series of books 'Interface: Cases, Essays and Stories for use in Business Education'. There are currently six published books in the series and several are in draft,

Featured eBook in Interface Series - Leadership Practice

This eBook is from a self-published series, These books are based on lessons and courses that I have delivered.

'Leadership Practice' was initially written for a Leadership course I gave at Montpellier in France in 2018 and was based on a Massey, School of Management leadership curse. The book features interesting ways to look at women's leadership and non-Western leadership, and includes self-reflective activities and other exercises to help students connect leadership to current events (e.g. the rise of authoritarian leaders).





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Other Books in the Interface Series available through Smashwords

This book is used around the world in intercultural education at many levels. We use the journey of Babe in the beloved film Babe: A Gallant Little Pig to explain the dilemmas of new immigrants and the importance of love and trust in intercultural relations.

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This book explores the topics of waiting and queuing through the lens of comedy. I use an episode of Seinfeld - 'The Chinese Restaurant' - to explain why queuing theory is fascinating and not boring.

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Apologizing is hard but it is important managers learn to do it, and do it well. This book discusses The Air New Zealand Erebus disaster and features solutions provided by my Managing Services classes.

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Les Mills Group Fitness is a global success story and a great example of a New Zealand business delivering an intangible service experience. This book explores the facets of Les Mills Group Fitness which make it a world class service. The book begins with the story of a participant experiencing an exercise class.

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