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Chick Lit

By Rocío Montoro
  • ISBN Code: : 1441187278
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 264
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 476
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : chick-lit.pdf

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In recent times, Chick Lit has risen to a certain level of prominence. This is the first book length study that looks into the distinctive features of this much-discussed genre. Chick Lit is examined in relation to its linguistic peculiarities and their role as far as narrative, sociological and feminist issues are concerned, amongst others. Montoro's stylistics includes a cognitive slant that highlights futher readerly aspects of the texts. The approach illuminates how the genre works, and how it is set apart from others. In this respect, the stylistics of chick lit is understood in its contect of production and reception. Montoro evaluates reading processes and investigates readers' responsive attitude to the genre. This interdisciplinary work explores the boundaries of the stylistics of chick lit and works reflectively, looking at how exploring this genre can help the twofold aim of testing existing models of linguistic and cognitive analysis. It will be essential reading for those interested in cutting-edge stylistics.

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  • Pdf File: corporate-entrepreneurship-and-innovation.pdf

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Written by a highly regarded expert on entrepreneurship, this bestselling textbook provides an engaging and comprehensive overview of corporate entrepreneurship. Now in its fourth edition and fully revised throughout, this accessible text is structured in four key parts that cover everything a student needs to know about the topic. After an initial consideration of what constitutes corporate entrepreneurship and innovation, the author then guides students through the four pillars of entrepreneurial architecture: culture, structure, leadership and strategy. The third section focusses on the entrepreneurial mind-set, including how to encourage creativity, business ideas and developing concepts. Finally, the book draws attention to corporate venturing, examining venture teams, intrapreneurs, market development and the role of shareholder value. It is no longer sufficient for businesses to grow simply by cutting costs and taking over competitors. To achieve true success, organisations must avoid an ageing product or service portfolio to bring new, innovative ideas to market. Corporate entrepreneurship is inherently risky and therefore requires a fresh approach to strategy. The approach Paul Burns offers will successfully overcome barriers to launching new ideas, internal challenges of managing creativity and show how to foster an entrepreneurial culture. This is the go-to textbook for all students studying Corporate Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship or Corporate Venturing at undergraduate, postgraduate or MBA level. The book is also essential reading for courses on Strategic Entrepreneurship and Innovation. New to this Edition: - Fully revised and updated content throughout with new four-part structure - Brand new case studies in every chapter, featuring some of the world's highest profile companies from across the globe - A greater focus on innovation, including a new chapter on this topic at the start of the book - New chapters on 'Developing a Business Model', 'Managing Change' and 'Managing Risk' - New on-page glossary with key terms highlighted in the text and defined in the margins - New Activities and Group Discussion topics at the end of each chapter


By U.W.Senanayake
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1465305130
  • Total of Pages : 175
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 852
  • Pdf File: born-to-endure.pdf

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Born to Endure is an autobiography which unfolds a life-long struggle of a village lad, who emerged from nothing but endeavor. His enthusiasm grew stronger day by day with a relentless array of hurdles he had to encounter from schooling through thirty-five years of government service to his retirement. In this story he leads the reader through his forbidden love affair by counteracting all backdrops of the socio-economic, political and cultural lifestyle of the Sri Lankan community. Throughout all this, the writer takes the reader on a tour of the beautiful Island in the Indian Ocean.

Sticky Leaders

By Larry Osborne
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  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Book Code : 0310529492
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 940
  • Pdf File: sticky-leaders.pdf

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Sticky Leaders begins with the topic that most books about innovation avoid altogether: failure. Most books on leadership make it sound as if successful innovation is the end result of a carefully followed formula. But you can't have innovation without change. The simple fact is that when it comes to any new venture, failure is the surest result of the inevitable change process. Respected pastor and author, Larry Osborne, explains how understanding this dirty little secret behind innovation can bring both stability and creativity to organizations, especially those with teams of people that focus on innovation, creativity, new ideas, and problem-solving. In Sticky Leaders, you'll learn: How to encourage innovation's most powerful igniters and accelerators How to avoid the most common killers of innovation How to recognize and break through ceilings of complexity and competency The six pitfalls of growth and what you can do to avoid them The three questions every leader needs to ask before launching any new endeavor The counterintuitive practices that successful change agents and serial innovators use to greatly increase their odds of success. Using the wisdom and principles found in this book, you will be prepared to lead dynamically without causing uncertainty or insecurity in your organization or ministry.

A Larger Circuit

By William H. Jacobs
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  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Book Code : 1504355911
  • Total of Pages : 354
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 716
  • Pdf File: a-larger-circuit.pdf

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I began this effort to tell the story of our ministry in order that our grandchildren might know something of our lives before they came along. All of them arrived on the scene after my retirement from the Air Force Chaplaincy. Most of them remember us only later after we had retired from serving Methodist churches and were living at Canyon Lake, Texas. Because of distances most of them have heard only bits and pieces of our (Pat and myself) ministry challenges throughout the world. This is an effort to share with them the exciting and sometimes difficult experiences of those earlier years.

Let's do Punctuation 5-6

By Andrew Brodie
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 147294061X
  • Total of Pages : 48
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 444
  • Pdf File: let-s-do-punctuation-5-6.pdf

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Matched to the demands of the National Curriculum, the Let's Do Punctuation workbooks have been carefully devised to match the appropriate age and stage of your child. Containing a rich variety of activity pages, each book has been designed for use at home with parental support. With regular progress tests and a complete answer section to aid assessment, this book is the perfect way for your child to practise their punctuation skills and consolidate their learning. And for added enjoyment and motivation, it also contains over 100 reward stickers!


By Ed Dodge
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  • Publisher : Wheatmark, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1627875727
  • Total of Pages : 226
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 863
  • Pdf File: family.pdf

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When Ed Dodge was born in Salamanca, New York, nobody could have guessed the twists and turns his life would take. He spent much of his childhood in Angola, where his parents were missionaries. He suffered culture shock when he returned to America as a teenager, but went on to become a physician who worked in the United States and Africa at various stages of his career. Along the way he was a prison doctor, an emergency room physician, a public health director, a family doctor, a volunteer with Volunteer-in-Mission teams in Africa, and an adjunct professor of health. A few things remained constant: a love of family that took high priority during every stage of his career; a passion to work for people's well-being; and his search for spiritual meaning. In the process, he rediscovered the ancient spiritual truth that all of us have innate, God-given healing power if we don't sabotage it with negative thinking and unhealthy habits. Synthesizing all of this, he and a colleague recently cofounded the Family Wellness Institute to inspire and support healthy families. Ed's adventurous journey has spanned eight decades and counting. His story will inspire you to think about what you value most in your own life and pursue it for all it's worth.

The Distance Between Us

By Reyna Grande
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1481463721
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 668
  • Pdf File: the-distance-between-us.pdf

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Award-winning author Reyna Grande shares her compelling experience of crossing borders and cultures in this middle grade adaptation of her “compelling…unvarnished, resonant” (BookPage) memoir, The Distance Between Us. When her parents make the dangerous and illegal trek across the Mexican border in pursuit of the American dream, Reyna and her siblings are forced to live with their stern grandmother, as they wait for their parents to build the foundation of a new life. But when things don’t go quite as planned, Reyna finds herself preparing for her own journey to “El Otro Lado” to live with the man who has haunted her imagination for years: her long-absent father. Both funny and heartbreaking, The Distance Between Us beautifully captures the struggle that Reyna and her siblings endured while trying to assimilate to a different culture, language, and family life in El Otro Lado (The Other Side).

Making a Monstrous Halloween

By Chris Kullstroem
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 0786453826
  • Total of Pages : 207
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 636
  • Pdf File: making-a-monstrous-halloween.pdf

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Halloween is one of the most popular holidays, known for its fun and creativity for all ages. This work offers instructions and tips for Halloween-related activities and events for a variety of settings, from school to work to home to the local graveyard. History, crafts, decorations, games, trips, and other seasonal activities are described in detail.

My Days

By Marion Ross
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  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Book Code : 1496715179
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 672
  • Pdf File: my-days.pdf

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For eleven seasons, she was head of one of America's favorite television households. Now meet the lovable real-life woman behind the Happy Days mom. Before she was affectionately known to millions as “Mrs. C.,” Marion Ross began her career as a Paramount starlet who went on to appear in nearly every major TV series of the 1950s and 1960s—including Love, American Style, in which she donned an apron that would cinch her career. Soon after came the phone call that changed her life . . . In this warm and candid memoir, filled with recollections from the award-winning Happy Days team—from break-out star Henry Winkler to Cunningham “wild child” Erin Moran—Ross shares what it was like to be a starry-eyed young girl with dreams in poor, rural Minnesota, and the resilience it took to make them come true. She recalls her early years in the business, being in the company of such luminaries as Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, yet always feeling the Hollywood outsider—an invisibility that mirrored her own childhood. She reveals the joys of playing a wife and mother on TV, and the struggles of maintaining those roles in real life. But among Ross's most heart-rending recollections are those of finally finding a soulmate—another hope made true beyond her expectations. Featuring producer Garry Marshall's final interview—as well as a touching foreword from her “TV son” Ron Howard, and a conversation with her real-life son and daughter, Marion Ross's inspiring story is also a glowing tribute to all those who fulfilled her dreams—and in turn, gave us some of the happiest days of our own lives.

The R. J. Ellory Collection

By R.J. Ellory
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  • Publisher : Orion
  • Book Code : 1409139840
  • Total of Pages : 2560
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 278
  • Pdf File: the-r-j-ellory-collection.pdf

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Culture Collide: Travel with Purpose

By Alan Miller
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  • Publisher : Culture Collide
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 132
  • Category :
  • Members : 318
  • Pdf File: culture-collide.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Travel With Purpose is a collection of stories from the road, travel tips, and ephemera from our favorite artists all over the globe. This is a travel guide like no other. Inside our premier issue bands such as Twin Shadow, El Perro Del Mar, The Black Lips, Angel Olsen, Chromeo, and Man Man (we're dying to share this one) clue you in on hidden gems and tried-and-trues in their own 'hoods. Gain insight into the hottest destinations (Seoul, Korea; Reykjavik, Iceland; Calgary, Canada) from a music perspective. See the world — and hear its sounds.