New Release Books by Luke Williams with Alexander Buoye

Luke Williams with Alexander Buoye is the author of Diego Garcia (2022), Down and Out in Paradise (2019), Watch the Throne (2021), Pepsiman (2020) and other 39 books.

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Diego Garcia

release date: Jun 21, 2022
Diego Garcia
Sad and funny and bitter and true, a novel about grief, discovering your own story, and trying to listen for those stories that are not yours to tell. August 2014. Two friends, writers Damaris Caleemootoo and Oliver Pablo Herzberg, arrive in Edinburgh from London, the city that killed Daniel—his brother, her frenemy and loved by them both. Every day is different but the same. Trying to get to the library, they get distracted by bickering—will it rain or not and what should they do about their tanking bitcoin?—in the end failing to write or resist the sadness which follows them as they drift around the city. On such a day they meet Diego, a poet. They learn that Diego’s mother was from the Chagos Archipelago, that she and her community were forced to leave their ancestral islands by soldiers in 1973 to make way for a military base. They become obsessed with this notorious episode in British history and the continuing resistance of the Chagossian people, and feel urged to write in solidarity. But how to share a story that is not theirs to tell? Sad, funny and angry, this collaborative fiction builds on the true fact of another: a collaborative fiction created by the British and US governments to dispossess a people of their homeland.

Down and Out in Paradise

release date: Sep 02, 2019
Down and Out in Paradise
Luke Williams flies to Kuala Lumpur coming down off crystal meth without plans or much cash. He is in Asia for three years. He spends time working as a prostitute in Pattaya, eats snake heart in Vietnam, consults an American medium in Ubud, and explores the eye-popping red light scenes in Jakarta and the Philippines. Along the way, he encounters other Westerners who go to Asia for the things they can't find at home - riches, wives, ladyboys, cheap living and even cheaper drugs, cults, spices, mountains, tropical beaches, beach gigolos, 'self-esteem' necklaces, and ascended masters. Luke fully immerses himself in every environment and encounter, going far beyond reportage, while aspects of his own history - his dreams, disappointments, urges, and his inherited struggle with mental illness - begin to catch up with him. He becomes addicted to Valium, is haunted by the past, and ends up in jail. Ultimately, Luke is confronted by what is and what was, and his own footprint upon it all.

Watch the Throne

release date: Apr 26, 2021
Watch the Throne
Watch the Throne: The Tactics Behind the Premier League's European Champions, 1999-2019 lifts the lid on the tactics used by Premier League clubs on their respective journeys to Champions League glory. Beginning with Manchester United in 1999 and concluding with Liverpool's 2019 triumph, Watch the Throne provides detailed analysis of how Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool overcame their opposition to claim the ultimate prize in European club football. While United's 1999 victory was an outlier, Liverpool's win in 2005 began a period of domination for Premier League clubs, with eight English finalists in eight seasons from 2004/05 to 2011/12. Changes in tactical trends saw the absence of Premier League finalists between the 2012/13 and 2016/17 seasons as Spanish, German and French sides briefly overtook their Premier League rivals, before an all-English 2019 final between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur marked the technical and tactical recovery of the world's wealthiest football league.

Pepsiman

release date: Jan 24, 2020
Pepsiman
Learn about the mysterious origins of our favorite carbonated beverage-hero, Pepsiman! This is Issue #0 of an ongoing Pepsiman comic series, written / illustrated by Luke Williams, Josh Abramoff, and Stephen Tran. Stay tuned for more!

Walks Western Isles

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Walks Western Isles
This guide brings together a selection of the best walks in the Western Isles. The walks include hill climbs, moorland tracks, and shoreline walks.

Walks North Aberdeenshire

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Walks North Aberdeenshire
This guide brings together a selection of the best walks in northern Aberdeenshire. The walks include hill climbs, moorland tracks, cliff-top and dune walks by the coast, and paths through parkland, woodland and farmland.

Stock Market Investing Made Easy

release date: May 27, 2020
Stock Market Investing Made Easy
In this book, we are going to be taking a 30,000 foot look at the stock market. You will learn the basics as well as some tactics that some of the greatest traders use today. After reading this book, you will know more about the stock market than half of the country. This book will give you the tools to accomplish your wildest financial dreams. This book is designed to be a short and easy read, so you can start trading right away.

Walks Loch Lomond & The Trossachs

release date: May 17, 2019

Extreme Asia: When Westerners Go East

release date: Oct 01, 2017
Extreme Asia: When Westerners Go East
On his way to join a 70-year-old Canadian former military survival teacher to 'help him fight the bears' on a three-month trek in remote western Nepal, Luke Williams speaks to Westerners who travel to Asia to find things they can't find at home - riches, wives, ladyboys, cheap living and even cheaper opium, mountains, tropical beaches and orangutans used in human prostitution. In this daring, fast-paced, funny and touching book, Luke Williams explores Asia's sex, drug and plastic surgery tourism capitals, and tries to find the one drug he has never taken a mysterious substance called XYZ.

Contagion

release date: Nov 16, 2016
Contagion
Two childhood friends are separated from each other during a cataclysmic upheaval known as The Uprising that has spread a rabies-like virus across the face of the world, turning humans into bloodthirsty beasts known only as 'virants.' Many years after the virus known as the Index Contagion tore through the world and decimated the earth's population, Julian Sykes, the son of the virus' foremost researcher, embarks on a quest for revenge against the shadowy man named Rybeck who murdered his father. Unbeknownst to him, his childhood friend, Sasha Kite, is Rybeck's second in command, the leader of a desperate group of survivors known as The Enclave. When Kite and Julian finally meet bonds are tested and blood is shed - for in the ruins of the new world knowing who to trust is the only currency that matters.

The Ice Age

release date: Jun 14, 2016
The Ice Age
A topical, insightful investigation into a drug that has taken a ferocious grip on societies around the world - told by a man intimately acquainted with it. Luke Williams was a freelance journalist and former drug addict researching addiction to crystallised methamphetamine (commonly known as crystal meth or ice) when the worst possible thing happened - he became addicted to it himself. Over the next three months, he was seduced by the drug and descended into psychosis. This confronting and illuminating story charts Luke's recovery from the drug, and his investigation into its usage and prevalence in Australia and the western world. In examining what led to his addiction, Luke also explores the social problems that surround ice, scrutinising whether its abuse is in fact an epidemic, with what we're experiencing now merely the tip of the proverbial iceberg, or yet another moral panic about the underclass. Luke traces the history of methamphetamine from its legal usage in the early 20th century to its contemporary relevance as one of the most foreboding and talked-about illicit drugs in the world. His search for answers sees him exploring meth labs, interviewing addicts and law-enforcement officials, and witnessing firsthand the effects of the drug on individuals, families, and the healthcare system. Combining memoir with reportage, The Ice Age is a vital, compelling first-person account, and an investigation into a drug that is fast becoming the subject of national discussion throughout the western world.

Disrupt

release date: Sep 22, 2015
Disrupt
&>Master a complete five-step program for identifying and executing on disruptive business opportunities! Now updated and even more effective, Luke Williams' Disrupt, Second Edition combines the design industry's most powerful "disruptive thinking" techniques with real business implementation discipline. Drawing on his pioneering experience innovating at the legendary frog design (and teaching innovation at NYU), Williams shows exactly how to generate and execute on a steady stream of disruptive strategies. Using updated examples and a book-length case study, Williams shows how the more unexpected an idea, the smaller the number of competitors, and the more successful the company that brings it to market. You'll walk through generating your disruptive hypothesis, defining your disruptive market opportunity, creating multiple disruptive ideas, shaping them into an actionable solution, and persuading key stakeholders to adopt or invest in your solution. Disrupt, Second Edition is for all entrepreneurs, product and marketing managers, R and D specialists, strategists, and senior executives seeking to create disruptive products, services, and customer experiences. It offers you a systematic and proven way to redefine your company's future, stun your industry, and leave your competitors scrambling to catch up.

The Wallet Allocation Rule

release date: Feb 04, 2015
The Wallet Allocation Rule
Customer Loyalty Isn't Enough—Grow Your Share of Wallet The Wallet Allocation Rule is a revolutionary, definitive guide for winning the battle for share of customers' hearts, minds, and wallets. Backed by rock-solid science published in the Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review, this landmark book introduces a new and rigorously tested approach—the Wallet Allocation Rule—that is proven to link to the most important measure of customer loyalty: share of wallet. Companies currently spend billions of dollars each year measuring and managing metrics like customer satisfaction and Net Promoter Score (NPS) to improve customer loyalty. These metrics, however, have almost no correlation to share of wallet. As a result, the returns on investments designed to improve the customer experience are frequently near zero, even negative. With The Wallet Allocation Rule, managers finally have the missing link to business growth within their grasp—the ability to link their existing metrics to the share of spending that customers allocate to their brands. Learn why improving satisfaction (or NPS) does not improve share. Apply the Wallet Allocation Rule to discover what really drives customer spending. Uncover new metrics that really matter to achieve growth. By applying the Wallet Allocation Rule, managers get real insight into the money they currently get from their customers, the money available to be earned by them, and what it takes to get it. The Wallet Allocation Rule provides managers with a blueprint for sustainable long-term growth.

The Echo Chamber

release date: Aug 04, 2011
The Echo Chamber
An evocative and exquisitely written debut novel about family, empire and money. Impressive in its scope and ambition, this first novel is at once a family saga, a book that reimagines the myth of the empire, and a history of objects. The Echo Chamber is narrated by fifty-four- year-old Evie Steppman, who grew up in Nigeria in the 1950s during the last decade of British rule. As a child, Evie exhibited extraordinarily acute powers of hearing; now, alone in an attic in Scotland that is filled with objects from her past and with her powers of hearing starting to fade, she sets out to record her history before it all disintegrates into a meaningless din. Tales of the twelfth-century mapmaker in Palermo, stories whispered by embittered expatriates, and eyewitness accounts from Nigeria's civil war mingle with Evie's memories of her childhood, of her grandfather, a watchmaker who attempted to forge a mechanical likeness of his dead wife, and of her travels across America. Williams's interest in history and storytelling and his talent for evoking multiple voices will remind readers of the work of David Mitchell, Peter Carey, and Jonathan Safran Foer.

Business Innovation Insights (Collection)

release date: May 09, 2011
Business Innovation Insights (Collection)
3 extraordinary books help you drive maximum value from business innovation, design, and creativity! Predictable Magic: Unleash the Power of Design Strategy to Transform Your Business introduces a breakthrough process for crafting rewarding, empowering customer experiences that create deep emotional connections with your products, services, and brands. Do You Matter?: How Great Design Will Make People Love Your Company shows how to build a truly design-driven company: one that can consistently create designs that drive sustainable business performance improvements. Finally, in Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business, frog design’s Luke Williams integrates powerful creativity techniques with business discipline in a five-step program for identifying disruptive opportunities – and successfully executing on them! From world-renowned leaders in business innovation and design, including Ravi Sawhney, Deepa Prahalad, Robert Brunner, Stewart Emery, and Luke Williams

The Definitive Guide to Effective Innovation (Collection)

release date: Apr 27, 2013
The Definitive Guide to Effective Innovation (Collection)
A brand new collection of state-of-the-art guides to business innovation and transformation 4 authoritative books help you infuse innovation throughout everything your business does: not just once, but constantly! This extraordinary collection shows how to make breakthrough, high-profit innovation happen – again and again. Start with the recently updated edition of Making Innovation Work: a formal innovation process proven to help ordinary managers drive top and bottom line growth from innovation. This guidebook draws on unsurpassed innovation consulting experience, and the most thorough review of innovation research ever performed. It shows what works, what doesn’t, and how to use management tools and metrics to dramatically increase the payoff of innovation investments. You’ll learn to define the right strategy for effective innovation; structure organizations, management systems, and incentives for innovation, and much more. Next, Innovation: Fast Track to Success helps you get six key things right about innovation: planning, pipeline, process, platform, people, and performance. You’ll learn how to deeply integrate innovation throughout team structure, so you can move from buzzwords to achievement. Then, in Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business, frog design’s Luke Williams shows how to start generating (and executing on) a steady stream of disruptive strategies and unexpected solutions. Williams combines the fluid creativity of “disruptive thinking” with the analytical rigor that’s indispensable to business success. The result: a simple yet complete five-stage process for imagining a powerful market disruption, and transforming it into reality that can catch an entire industry by surprise. Finally, in the highly-anticipated Second Edition of Creating Breakthrough Products: Revealing the Secrets that Drive Global Innovation, Jonathan Cagan and Craig Vogel offer an indispensable roadmap for uncovering new opportunities, identifying what customers really value today, and building products and services that redefine (or create entirely new) markets. This edition contains brand-new chapters on service design and global innovation, new insights and best practices, and new case studies ranging from Navistar’s latest long-haul truck to P&G’s reinvention of Herbal Essence. With even more visual maps and illustrations, it’s even more intuitive, accessible, and valuable! From world-renowned business innovation and transformation experts Tony Davila, Marc Epstein, Robert Shelton, Andy Bruce, David Birchall, Luke Williams, Jonathan Cagan, and Craig Vogel

Create Competitive Advantage with Innovation (Collection)

release date: Dec 14, 2011
Create Competitive Advantage with Innovation (Collection)
Four books bring together breakthrough insights and strategies for maximizing the business value of innovation – now, and for years to come Four remarkable books help executive decision-makers and strategists overcome the stubborn obstacles to business innovation, and implement innovation strategies that really work. In Innovation that Fits: Moving Beyond the Fads to Choose the RIGHT Innovation Strategy for Your Business, three leading experts on commercializing innovation systematically teach the lessons of 250+ corporate innovation programs, defining a focused, integrated model for innovation that’s more well-grounded, more durable, and far more effective. Drawing on the failures of many innovation initiatives, they reveal the right time to use each approach, how to account for contingencies and risks, and how to focus on the core innovation challenges that matter most. In Doing Both: Capturing Today's Profit and Driving Tomorrow's Growth, Cisco Senior VP Inder Sidhu presents the “doing both” strategy that has helped Cisco double revenue, triple profits, and quadruple EPS through the most unstable global business environment in generations. Sidhu shows how to focus on innovation and core businesses; discipline and flexibility; customers and partners. You’ll learn how to avoid false choices, reduced expectations, and weak compromises—and find ways to make each option mutually reinforce the other. In The Open Innovation Marketplace, Alpheus Bingham and Dwayne Spradlin introduce groundbreaking strategies for leveraging a world of innovators to develop breakthrough products faster, with lower cost and risk. Drawing on their experience pioneering the InnoCentive open innovation platform, they show how to dramatically increase the flow of high-value innovations you can discover—and deliver. Disrupt introduces a complete five-step program for identifying disruptive business opportunities—and successfully executing on them! frog design’s Luke Williams combines the design industry’s most powerful creativity techniques with true business implementation discipline. Using case studies, you’ll walk through defining and brainstorming ideas, crafting coherent solutions, getting buy-in, and more. From world-renowned leaders in business-focused innovation, including Michael Lord, Donald deBethizy, Jeffrey Wager, Inder Sidhu, Alpheus Bingham, Dwayne Spradlin, and Luke Williams

Snooker's World Champions

release date: Oct 05, 2012
Snooker's World Champions
The top snooker players in the world compete for several trophies every year, but one carries more prestige than all the others put together - the World Championship. No other tournament in the sport carries with it so much history, so many golden moments of spectacular success and dramatic failure. Meticulously researched and including exclusive interview material with Steve Davis, Stephen Hendry and 2005 world champion Shaun Murphy, among others, Masters of the Baize is a comprehensive guide to the men who have lifted the greatest prize in snooker. From the legendary Joe Davis, the first champion in 1927, to modern-day masters like Mark Williams, all the sport's world champions are put under the microscope, while the colourful careers of forgotten figures such as Walter Donaldson and John Pulman and rogue heroes like Alex Higgins and Ronnie O'Sullivan are brought vividly to life. After uncovering the inauspicious origins of the game in nineteenth-century India, the authors examine every former world champion in his own comprehensive chapter. Additionally, a special section focuses on the extraordinary popularity of Jimmy White, by far the greatest player never to have won the title and one of the most emotive names in the sport.

How to Craft a Disruptive Hypothesis

release date: Dec 15, 2010
How to Craft a Disruptive Hypothesis
This Element is an excerpt from Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business (9780137025145) by Luke Williams. Available in print and digital formats. Where revolutionary innovations begin: How to create your own “unreasonable provocation.” It starts with a wild question: In Hollywood, it might be, “What would happen if a shark swam into a resort and attacked a swimmer?” Jaws. In video rentals, “What would happen if we eliminated late fees?” Netflix. These revolutionary innovations began with a disruptive hypothesis, a crazy way to end the question, “I wonder what would happen if we….”

What Disruptive Thinking Is, and Why You Should Be Doing It

release date: Dec 15, 2010
What Disruptive Thinking Is, and Why You Should Be Doing It
This Element is an excerpt from Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business (9780137025145) by Luke Williams. Available in print and digital formats. Why incremental change is a recipe for disaster–and what your business must do instead. Successful companies often embrace incremental change because it supports their current business model. Big mistake. When a business makes only incremental changes, they’re on a path that gets narrower and narrower. Eventually, they reach the end–and by then, their customers have forsaken them for a new offering that nobody saw coming.

Why Loyalty Matters

release date: Sep 01, 2010
Why Loyalty Matters
Why Loyalty Matters provides compelling insight into how our loyalties, large and small, lay the foundation for our happiness, and determine the kind of world we live in. Businesses across the country are suffering in todays rocky economic times, and Why Loyalty Matters offers a convincing call for revolutionary change in the way we view and conduct our professional and personal lives. Renowned loyalty experts Timothy Keiningham and Lerzan Aksoy combine their own groundbreaking research with the leading thinking in philosophy, sociology, psychology, economics and management to provide breakthrough insight into the role that loyalty can and should play in our lives, at home and at work. The book presents evidence that loyalty is the prescription to the emptiness we feel in our lives, and to the increasing fragmentation we see in our communities through countless failing businesses. Why Loyalty Matters offers a comprehensive guide to understanding what loyalty is, what it isnt and how to unlock its power. Examining the role of loyalty in all aspects of our lives, Why Loyalty Matters offers a new and potentially life-changing way to understand our innate need for loyalty, as well as our ability to sustain loyal relationships throughout our lives. Why Loyalty Matters is both a powerful contribution to the science of loyalty research, and a gift to all those who lament the decline in loyalty we witness all around us and seek to build the foundation for lasting fulfillment.

Masters of the Baize

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Masters of the Baize
The top snooker players in the world compete for several trophies every year, but one carries more prestige than all the others put together - the World Championship. No other tournament in the sport carries with it so much history, so many golden moments of spectacular success and dramatic failure. Meticulously researched and including exclusive interview material with Steve Davis, Stephen Hendry and 2005 world champion Shaun Murphy, among others, Masters of the Baize is a comprehensive guide to the men who have lifted the greatest prize in snooker. From the legendary Joe Davis, the first champion in 1927, to modern-day masters like Mark Williams, all the sport's world champions are put under the microscope, while the colourful careers of forgotten figures such as Walter Donaldson and John Pulman and rogue heroes like Alex Higgins and Ronnie O'Sullivan are brought vividly to life. After uncovering the inauspicious origins of the game in nineteenth-century India, the authors examine every former world champion in his own comprehensive chapter. Additionally, a special section focuses on the extraordinary popularity of Jimmy White, by far the greatest player never to have won the title and one of the most emotive names in the sport.

Ice Age: a Journey Into Crystal Meth Addiction

release date: Aug 06, 2018
Ice Age: a Journey Into Crystal Meth Addiction
A revelatory work of intimate investigative journalism mixed with memoir: William Burroughs for the Breaking Bad generation.Journalist Luke Williams had moved into a house with an old friend and meth dealer in outer-suburban Melbourne researching addiction to crystal methamphetamine when he accidentally became addicted to it himself. Over the next three months, he descended into psychosis. He believed his parents were trying to poison him, that a pedophile ring was being run from the local café and that he was bound to become a rap star. He became transfixed with violent fantasy and masturbation for days on end. He ended up living on the streets, then into Australia's what was most notorious boarding house - The Gatwick.Ice Age tells the story of Luke's fall as well as the fate of two other addicts - Smithy and Beck (both parents of young children) while simultaneously explaining how and why crystal meth has become a problem in Australia and all over the western world.Shocking. Honest. Engrossing.Shortlisted for the Nib Waverley Prize Longlisted Walkley Book Prize Longlisted for a CWA Dagger Award Highly Commended Australian Drug Foundation Media Awards'[An] unblinking account ... shot through with little slivers of acid humour.' (Andrew Anthony, The Observer)'Williams is a talented writer... Ice Age is a vivid, detailed and balanced account of methamphetamine use [and] a remarkable, original and compelling journey. To quote the king of gonzo journalism, Hunter S. Thompson: buy the ticket, take the ride.' (Andrew McMillen, The Weekend Australian).'The intensity of Williams's focus on Australia's meth problem is ultimately not a flaw but a virtue - it's what makes The Ice Age vividly memorable...In documenting his addiction, Williams thrusts the book into the realm of celebrated drug memoirs, from Thomas de Quincey's Confessions of an English Opium Eater, to William Burroughs' novelized Junky and Hunter S Thompson's part-autobiographical, part-fictional Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.' (Chris Harvey, The Telegraph)'The Ice Age finds a steady rhythm between the vivid, surreal, violent and sorrowful memories of what Williams experiences while addicted, and thoroughly researched sections on history, law, policing and psychology that qualify the book as an excellent reference work ... At his worst, Williams could lie to himself and everyone else with a flair that may have been natural or drug-inspired, or a mixture of both. In this book, he reaches towards the truth. As both an ex-addict and a journalist, he appears to have found it.' (Sean Bell, Scotland Herald)

Biomass Compositional Analysis for Conversion to Renewable Fuels and Chemicals

release date: Jan 01, 2017
Biomass Compositional Analysis for Conversion to Renewable Fuels and Chemicals
As the world continues to deplete its nonrenewable resources, there has begun a shift toward using renewable materials for the production of fuels and chemicals. Terrestrial biomass, as well as municipal solid wastes, provides renewable feedstocks for fuel and chemical production. However, one of the major challenges to using biomass as a feedstock for fuel and chemical production is the great amount of innate variability between different biomass types and within individual biomass species. This inconsistency arises from varied growth and harvesting conditions and presents challenges for conversion processes, which frequently require physically and chemically uniform materials. This chapter will examine intrinsic biomass compositional characteristics including cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin, extractives/volatiles, and ash for a wide array of biomass types. Additionally, extrinsic properties, such as moisture content and particle grind size, will be examined for their effect on biomass conversion to fuels using four major conversion processes: direct combustion, pyrolysis, hydrothermal liquefaction, and fermentation. A brief discussion on recent research for the production of building block chemicals from biomass will also be presented.
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