Meet some of our English Authors
Paul H Brisk
Paul Brisk, the author of “Creating your CV as a self marketing tool” and “Essential Job Searching Tools”, is celebrating great success thanks to Bookboon, as since these books were launched in January and June 2012 respectively there have been 423,000 downloads for his first book and 180,000 for his second publication, totalling a staggering 603,000!!
Paul says “Both books have had incredible success and the downloads have exceeded all my wildest expectations. He goes on to say “It is very difficult to get your head around the numbers but I relate this to the Wembley Arena here in London and try to imagine that with a near 100,000 capacity that all those people in the stadium 6 times over have downloaded one of my books – just simply fantastic”
Paul continues to say “The actual approach by Bookboon was very strange indeed, as this took place during the latter part of 2011 and just before I received an e-mail from them enquiring about the opportunity to write my 1st book my wife Kathy & I had just been on holiday in Europe. During our stay I had said that I would love to write a book at some point, but not really sure on what. When we arrived home there was an e-mail from Bookboon asking me about my thoughts and willingness to write about CVs. How unbelievable was that!!”
Paul’s books have had some very interesting spin offs, which have included securing work outside the UK, where CVs have been written by maximising Skype to talk to clients, building a face to face relationship and understanding their individual needs. In addition he also had the opportunity to write for our German Associate Company Access.
As you can imagine, Paul is over the moon with the success he has achieved and both Bookboon and Paul thought that this success story should be shared with all of our readers.
Professor Dr. Richard Carter
From 1968 to 1972 he worked on high power travelling-wave tubes as a Development Engineer at English Electric Valve Co. Ltd.. He joined the Engineering Department of the University of Lancaster as a Lecturer in 1972 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1986 and Professor of Electronic Engineering in 1996. He became an Emeritus Professor on his retirement in 2009. His research interests include electromagnetics and microwave engineering with particular reference to the theory, design and computer modelling of microwave tubes and particle accelerators. He is the author of two books and numerous papers in the field.
Professor Carter is a Fellow of the IET, a Senior Member of IEEE and a member of the Vacuum Electronics Technical Committees of the IEEE Electron Devices Society. He received the IVEC 2009 Award for Excellence in Vacuum Electronics for ‘a life-long commitment to education in vacuum electronics and visionary leadership in academia and technical research in the field’.
Dr. Marco Mongiello
Dr. Marco Mongiello is the Director of the MSc Management programme and MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Imperial College Business School, which he joined in September 2007. He holds a BA degree with honours in Business Administration from Ca’ Foscari University in Venice (Italy – 1993) and a PhD in Accounting also from Ca’ Foscari (1998). In the meantime he became Chartered Accountant (1995) and subsequently Certified Auditor (1999) in Italy (ACA in the UK since 2009). He then obtained the Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (2001) in Oxford and became Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (2007).
Prior to joining Imperial College, Marco has taught and researched accounting for more than ten years, mostly in the UK at Oxford Brookes University and University of Westminster. He has also been external examiner in various UK universities and a professional body for almost a decade.
Marco internationally published articles, presented papers and led and contributed to editorial tasks in accounting.
Marco’s Accounting and Corporate Reporting Analysis course for the MSc Management is ranked top in the UK by the Financial Times. His teaching interests lie in managerial and financial accounting both for specialised and non-specialised academic curricula and for the corporate market and collaborates with Accenture and the London School of Economics in the production of learning material in Financial and Managerial Accounting.
Marco is the Editor of the RSM International Reporting Newsletter, a technical update newsletter on International Financial Accounting and Reporting issues.
Dr. Mongiello has published the book “International Financial Reporting” with bookboon.com
Carole Spiers MIHPE MISMA
Carole Spiers is a leading Authority on Corporate Stress. Motivational Speaker, BBC Guest-Broadcaster & Best-Selling Author ‘Achieving sustainable success by adopting a healthy corporate culture’ has been Carole Spiers’ mission for the past 20 years. She provides the cutting-edge of expertise in this vital field and brings together individual empowerment and executive management to improve performance and increase profit.
This gives her unique credibility as an authority on personal empowerment and as a BBC Guest-Broadcaster and best-selling author on stress-related subjects. Carole is frequently contacted by the international media for professional comment and is a sought-after Keynote Motivational Speaker for international conferences and seminar platforms. She is also an Expert Witness before the UK Courts.