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The Long Game

By Dorie Clark
  • ISBN Code: : 1647820588
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Pages : 241
  • Category : Business & Economics
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  • Pdf : the-long-game.pdf

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A Wall Street Journal Bestseller Your personal goals need a long-term strategy. It's no secret that we're pushed to the limit. Today's professionals feel rushed, overwhelmed, and perennially behind. So we keep our heads down, focused on the next thing, and the next, without a moment to breathe. How can we break out of this endless cycle and create the kind of interesting, meaningful lives we all seek? Just as CEOs who optimize for quarterly profits often fail to make the strategic investments necessary for long-term growth, the same is true in our own personal and professional lives. We need to reorient ourselves to see the big picture so we can tap into the power of small changes that, made today, will have an enormous and disproportionate impact on our future success. We need to start playing The Long Game. As top business thinker and Duke University professor Dorie Clark explains, we all know intellectually that lasting success takes persistence and effort. And yet so much of the relentless pressure in our culture pushes us toward doing what's easy, what's guaranteed, or what looks glamorous in the moment. In The Long Game, she argues for a different path. It's about doing small things over time to achieve our goals—and being willing to keep at them, even when they seem pointless, boring, or hard. In The Long Game, Clark shares unique principles and frameworks you can apply to your specific situation, as well as vivid stories from her own career and other professionals' experiences. Everyone is allotted the same twenty-four hours—but with the right strategies, you can leverage those hours in more efficient and powerful ways than you ever imagined. It's never an overnight process, but the long-term payoff is immense: to finally break out of the frenetic day-to-day routine and transform your life and your career.

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  • Pdf File: the-accidental-creative.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Have better ideas, faster, without the stress and burnout. It isn't enough to just do your job anymore. In order to thrive in today's marketplace, all of us-even the accountants-have to be ready to generate brilliant ideas on demand. Business creativity expert Todd Henry explains how to establish effective practices that unleash your creative potential. Born out of his consultancy and his popular podcast, Henry has created a practical method for discovering your personal creative rhythm. He focuses on five key elements: •Focus: Begin with your end goal in mind. •Relationships: Build stimulating relationships and ideas will follow. •Energy: Manage it as your most valuable resource. • Stimuli: Structure the right "inputs" to maximize creative output. •Hours: Focus on effectiveness, not efficiency. This is a guide for staying inspired and experiencing greater creative productivity than you ever imagined possible.

How To Raise Successful People

By Esther Wojcicki
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 1328974936
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 217
  • Pdf File: how-to-raise-successful-people.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Godmother of Silicon Valley, legendary teacher, and mother of a Super Family shares her tried-and-tested methods for raising happy, healthy, successful children using Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration, and Kindness: TRICK. Esther Wojcicki—“Woj” to her many friends and admirers—is famous for three things: teaching a high school class that has changed the lives of thousands of kids, inspiring Silicon Valley legends like Steve Jobs, and raising three daughters who have each become famously successful. What do these three accomplishments have in common? They’re the result of TRICK, Woj’s secret to raising successful people: Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration, and Kindness. Simple lessons, but the results are radical. Wojcicki’s methods are the opposite of helicopter parenting. As we face an epidemic of parental anxiety, Woj is here to say: relax. Talk to infants as if they are adults. Allow teenagers to pick projects that relate to the real world and their own passions, and let them figure out how to complete them. Above all, let your child lead. How to Raise Successful People offers essential lessons for raising, educating, and managing people to their highest potential. Change your parenting, change the world.

Pinocchio

By Carlo Collodi
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0593204328
  • Total of Pages : 210
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 211
  • Pdf File: pinocchio.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The old wood-carver Geppetto decides to make a wonderful puppet which can dance and turn somersaults, but by chance he chooses an unusual piece of wood - and the finished puppet can talk and misbehave like the liveliest child. But Pinocchio is brave and inquisitive as well as naughty, and after some hair-raising adventures, he earns his heart's desire.

Depraved Heart

By Patricia Cornwell
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062325426
  • Total of Pages : 560
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 506
  • Pdf File: depraved-heart.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In Scarpetta, Patricia Cornwell has a character as strong as any in popular fiction" —Wall Street Journal New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell delivers the newest engrossing thriller in her high-stakes series starring medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta. Depraved Heart: “Void of social duty and fatally bent on mischief.” —Mayes v. People, 806 III. 306 (1883) Dr. Kay Scarpetta is working a suspicious death scene in Cambridge, Massachusetts when an emergency alert sounds on her phone. A video link lands in her text messages and seems to be from her computer genius niece Lucy. But how can it be? It’s clearly a surveillance film of Lucy taken almost twenty years ago. As Scarpetta watches she begins to learn frightening secrets about her niece, whom she has loved and raised like a daughter. That film clip and then others sent soon after raise dangerous legal implications that increasingly isolate Scarpetta and leave her confused, worried, and not knowing where to turn. She doesn’t know whom she can tell—not her FBI husband Benton Wesley or her investigative partner Pete Marino. Not even Lucy. In this new novel, Cornwell launches these unforgettable characters on an intensely psychological odyssey that includes the mysterious death of a Hollywood mogul’s daughter, aircraft wreckage on the bottom of the sea in the Bermuda Triangle, a grisly gift left in the back of a crime scene truck, and videos from the past that threaten to destroy Scarpetta’s entire world and everyone she loves. The diabolical presence behind what unfolds seems obvious—but strangely, not to the FBI. Certainly that’s the message they send when they raid Lucy’s estate and begin building a case that could send her to prison for the rest of her life. In the latest novel in her bestselling series featuring chief medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta, Cornwell will captivate readers with the shocking twists, high-wire tension, and cutting-edge forensic detail that she is famous for, proving yet again why she’s the world’s #1 bestselling crime writer.

Players in the Long Game: Episode 9

By Kate MacLeod
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  • Publisher : Ratatoskr Press
  • Book Code : 195860609X
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 173
  • Pdf File: players-in-the-long-game.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Chai Makhani Trio escaped the clutches of Koltn Ward and the Commonwealth admiral. But they still find themselves trapped, hiding in the secret places of the flagship. Elyot knows now his mother never betrayed the rebellion. But why did she leave him all those years ago? Koltn Ward knows Alextra's secret. No longer a captive, Alextra still fears the wrath he has the power to bring down on her. They must get back to Adghal and to the rebellion. But without their pilots, they have no hope of managing that. But Keani just might hold the key to save them all. "Players in the Long Game” is the ninth episode in the ongoing monthly science fiction adventure serial TALES OF THE CHAI MAKHANI TRIO.

The Long Game

By Eddie Rollins,Gray McCoy
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781465341266
  • Total of Pages : 315
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 971
  • Pdf File: the-long-game.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Somebody framed Nick Drexler for a murder he did not commit. Nick is an honest businessman but he comes from a family of notorious criminals. After serving over two years on death row, an appellate court throws out his conviction. Now on the outside of prison walls, Nick begins a search for the shadowy figures behind the murder and frame. Along the way he discovers a conspiracy bigger than he had anticipated, learns many new disturbing facts about his family's shady past, and finds romance where he least expected it.

The Long Game

By Gray Mccoy
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1465341250
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 521
  • Pdf File: the-long-game.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Somebody framed Nick Drexler for a murder he did not commit. Nick is an honest businessman but he comes from a family of notorious criminals. After serving over two years on death row, an appellate court throws out his conviction. Now on the outside of prison walls, Nick begins a search for the shadowy figures behind the murder and frame. Along the way he discovers a conspiracy bigger than he had anticipated, learns many new disturbing facts about his family's shady past, and finds romance where he least expected it.

Morhelion

By Dominic Dulley
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Quercus Publishing
  • Book Code : 1786486075
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 181
  • Pdf File: morhelion.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An alien exile. A lethal secret. The hunt is on . . . Orry Kent may not have stopped the war between the Ascendancy and the alien Kadiran, but at least she saved the Grand Fleet from annihilation. Now she just wants to get on with her own life - until a con turns sour and a dying agent of the emperor's Seventh Secretariat tells Orry there's a traitor at the highest levels of the Ascendancy. Which is why she finds herself stranded among the floating bubble habitats of Morhelion, searching for a Kadiran exile who has information critical to the war effort - and the survival of the Ascendancy itself. 'A satisfyingly convoluted plot that sorts out a lot of loose ends but leaves more things lined up for a further book. It's a great read for fans of space opera and criminal capers' SF Crowsnest

Overdeliver

By Brian Kurtz
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Book Code : 1401956769
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 946
  • Pdf File: overdeliver.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Brian Kurtz is the bridge connecting the bedrock fundamentals of direct response marketing to the state-of-the-art strategies, tactics, and channels of today. Overdeliver distills his expertise from working in the trenches over almost four decades to help readers build a business that maximizes both revenue and relationships. Marketing isn't everything, according to Brian Kurtz. It's the only thing. If you have a vision or a mission in life, why not share it with millions instead of dozens? And while you are sharing it with as many people as possible and creating maximum impact, why not measure everything and make all of your marketing accountable? That's what this book is all about. In the world of direct marketing, Brian Kurtz has seen it all and done it all over almost four decades. And he lives by the philosophy, "Those who did it have a responsibility to teach it." Here's a small sample of what you'll learn: * The 4 Pillars of Being Extraordinary * The 5 Principles of why "Original Source" matters * The 7 Characteristics that are present in every world class copywriter * Multiple ways to track the metrics that matter in every campaign and every medium, online and offline * Why customer service and fulfillment are marketing functions * That the most important capital you own has nothing to do with money * And much more Whether you're new to marketing or a seasoned pro, this book gives you a crystal-clear road map to grow your business, make more money, maximize your impact in your market, and love what you're doing while you're doing it. Kurtz takes you inside the craft to help you use all the tools at your disposal--from the intricate relationship between lists, offers, and copy, to continuity and creating lifetime value, to the critical importance of multichannel marketing and more--so you can succeed wildly, exceed all your expectations, and overdeliver every time.

The All-American Skin Game, or Decoy of Race

By Stanley Crouch
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 030755421X
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 427
  • Pdf File: the-all-american-skin-game-or-decoy-of-race.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this brilliantly acerbic collection of essays--a New York Times Notable Book in 1995--Stanley Crouch confirms that he is one of the most eloquent and unpredictable commentators on race and culture in American society--something already known to anyone who's seen him on 60 Minutes or read his columns in The Village Voice and The New Republic. 288 pp. National media appearances.

The Strategic Grandparent

By Michael Shaughnessy
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  • Publisher : The Word Among Us Press
  • Book Code : 1593253923
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 618
  • Pdf File: the-strategic-grandparent.pdf

Book Short Summary:

How can you reach your grandchildren and impart faith to them? You are not alone in this question, and author Michael Shaughnessy wants to give you a proven plan for doing just that. Applying the principles of youth work, The Strategic Grandparent gives you a step-by-step plan for connecting with your grandchildren, engaging them, and making a lasting impact in their lives. You have an important role to play in God’s plan for your grandchildren—take the first step today!

Death in the Long Grass

By Peter Hathaway Capstick
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 1466803924
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 313
  • Pdf File: death-in-the-long-grass.pdf

Book Short Summary:

As thrilling as any novel, as taut and exciting as any adventure story, Peter Hathaway Capstick’s Death in the Long Grass takes us deep into the heart of darkness to view Africa through the eyes of one of the most renowned professional hunters. Few men can say they have known Africa as Capstick has known it—leading safaris through lion country; tracking man-eating leopards along tangled jungle paths; running for cover as fear-maddened elephants stampede in all directions. And of the few who have known this dangerous way of life, fewer still can recount their adventures with the flair of this former professional hunter-turned-writer. Based on Capstick’s own experiences and the personal accounts of his colleagues, Death in the Long Grassportrays the great killers of the African bush—not only the lion, leopard, and elephant, but the primitive rhino and the crocodile waiting for its unsuspecting prey, the titanic hippo and the Cape buffalo charging like an express train out of control. Capstick was a born raconteur whose colorful descriptions and eye for exciting, authentic detail bring us face to face with some of the most ferocious killers in the world—underrated killers like the surprisingly brave and cunning hyena, silent killers such as the lightning-fast black mamba snake, collective killers like the wild dog. Readers can lean back in a chair, sip a tall, iced drink, and revel in the kinds of hunting stories Hemingway and Ruark used to hear in hotel bars from Nairobi to Johannesburg, as veteran hunters would tell of what they heard beyond the campfire and saw through the sights of an express rifle.

The Middle Way

By Derek Chollet
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190092904
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 535
  • Pdf File: the-middle-way.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A portrait of the effectiveness of moderation in US foreign policy, as illustrated by three of America's most consequential and widely-admired postwar presidents: Dwight Eisenhower, George H.W. Bush, and Barack Obama. When thinking about Americaâs role in the world, Dwight Eisenhower, George H. W. Bush, and Barack Obama may not seem to have a lot in common. But they do. While divided by background, generation, and political party, they exemplify a distinct and underappreciated tradition of American leadership: The Middle Way. As the scholar and former senior foreign policy official Derek Chollet shows in this deeply researched book, these three presidents took a centrist -- and effective -- approach to foreign policy. With so many challenges facing the United States, Chollet makes the case for why the nation must reclaim this brand of leadership, learn from it, and champion it. This timely book blends history, politics and biography to reveal how these presidents viewed the world and approached the task of leadership. By providing behind-the-scenes accounts and incisive analysis of the foreign policies of Ike, Bush 41, and Obama, The Middle Way offers a fresh way of thinking about American power. It shows how these three leaders defined a foreign policy archetype too often obscured by partisan blinders and historical amnesia. With vivid story-telling and astute insights, Chollet makes a compelling argument for how we should remember the past, think about the present, and approach the policy challenges of tomorrow. Eisenhower, Bush, and Obama demonstrated how the United States can exercise prudent and powerful authority in the world, and they stand as exemplars of decency, humility, optimism, confidence, and pragmatism. Together, they set the bar for the kind of global leadership needed today -- and The Middle Way reminds both Americans and the world that this proud legacy not only persists, but is needed more than ever.