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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business Description:

A young woman walks into a laboratory Over the past two years she has transformed almost every aspect of her life She has quit smoking run a marathon and been promoted at work The patterns inside her brain neurologists discover have fundamentally changed br br Marketers at Procter amp Gamble study videos of people making their beds They are desperately trying to figure out how to sell a new product called Febreze on track to be one of the biggest flops in company history Suddenly one of them detects a nearly imperceptible pattern and with a slight shift in advertising Febreze goes on to earn a billion dollars a year br br An untested CEO takes over one of the largest companies in America His first order of business is attacking a single pattern among his employees how they approach worker safety and soon the firm Alcoa becomes the top performer in the Dow Jones br br What do all these people have in common They achieved success by focusing on the patterns that shape every aspect of our lives br br They succeeded by transforming habits br br In i The Power of Habit i award winning i New York Times i business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distill vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation br br Along the way we learn why some people and companies struggle to change despite years of trying while others seem to remake themselves overnight We visit laboratories where neuroscientists explore how habits work and where exactly they reside in our brains We discover how the right habits were crucial to the success of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr We go inside Procter amp Gamble Target superstores Rick Warren s Saddleback Church NFL locker rooms and the nation s largest hospitals and see how implementing so called keystone habits can earn billions and mean the difference between failure and success life and death br br At its core i The Power of Habit i contains an exhilarating argument The key to exercising regularly losing weight raising exceptional children becoming more productive building revolutionary companies and social movements and achieving success is understanding how habits work br br Habits aren t destiny As Charles Duhigg shows by harnessing this new science we can transform our businesses our communities and our lives

Rating: 3.67 out of 5

The Intelligent Investor (Collins Business Essentials)

The Intelligent Investor (Collins Business Essentials) Description:

More than one million hardcovers sold br Now available for the first time in paperback br br The Classic Text Annotated to Update Graham s Timeless Wisdom for Today s Market Conditions br br The greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century Benjamin Graham taught and inspired people worldwide Graham s philosophy of value investing which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long term strategies has made em The Intelligent Investor em the stock market bible ever since its original publication in br br Over the years market developments have proven the wisdom of Graham s strategies While preserving the integrity of Graham s original text this revised edition includes updated commentary by noted financial journalist Jason Zweig whose perspective incorporates the realities of today s market draws parallels between Graham s examples and today s financial headlines and gives readers a more thorough understanding of how to apply Graham s principles br br Vital and indispensable this HarperBusiness Essentials edition of em The Intelligent Investor em is the most important book you will ever read on how to reach your financial goals

Rating: 3.63 out of 5

Business Adventures

Business Adventures Description:

b This business classic written by longtime New Yorker contributor John Brooks is an insightful and engaging look into corporate and financial life in America b br br What do the million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel the fast and incredible rise of Xerox and the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common Each is an example of how an iconic company was defined by a particular moment of fame or notoriety br br These notable and fascinating accounts are as relevant today to understanding the intricacies of corporate life as they were when the events happened br br Stories about Wall Street are infused with drama and adventure and reveal the machinations and volatile nature of the world of finance John Brooks s insightful reportage is so full of personality and critical detail that whether he is looking at the astounding market crash of the collapse of a well known brokerage firm or the bold attempt by American bankers to save the British pound one gets the sense that history really does repeat itself

Rating: 3.39 out of 5

The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life Description:

Here is THE book recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world Warren Buffett The legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir but now he has allowed one writer Alice Schroeder unprecedented access to explore directly with him and with those closest to him his work opinions struggles triumphs follies and wisdom The result is the personally revealing and complete biography of the man known everywhere as The Oracle of Omaha br br Although the media track him constantly Buffett himself has never told his full life story His reality is private especially by celebrity standards Indeed while the homespun persona that the public sees is true as far as it goes it goes only so far Warren Buffett is an array of paradoxes He set out to prove that nice guys can finish first Over the years he treated his investors as partners acted as their steward and championed honesty as an investor CEO board member essayist and speaker At the same time he became the world s richest man all from the modest Omaha headquarters of his company Berkshire Hathaway None of this fits the term simple br br When Alice Schroeder met Warren Buffett she was an insurance industry analyst and a gifted writer known for her keen perception and business acumen Her writings on finance impressed him and as she came to know him she realized that while much had been written on the subject of his investing style no one had moved beyond that to explore his larger philosophy which is bound up in a complex personality and the details of his life Out of this came his decision to cooperate with her on the book about himself that he would never write br br Never before has Buffett spent countless hours responding to a writer s questions talking giving complete access to his wife children friends and business associates opening his files recalling his childhood It was an act of courage as b The Snowball b makes immensely clear Being human his own life like most lives has been a mix of strengths and frailties Yet notable though his wealth may be Buffett s legacy will not be his ranking on the scorecard of wealth it will be his principles and ideas that have enriched people s lives This book tells you why Warren Buffett is the most fascinating American success story of our time

Rating: 3.53 out of 5

Business Model Generation

Business Model Generation Description:

Business Model Generation is a practical inspiring handbook for anyone striving to improve a business model or craft a new one br br Change the way you think about business models br br Business Model Generation will teach you powerful and practical innovation techniques used today by leading companies worldwide You will learn how to systematically understand design and implement a new business model or analyze and renovate an old one br br Co created by strategy practitioners br br Business Model Generation practices what it preaches Co authored by Business Model Canvas practitioners from countries the book was financed and produced independently of the traditional publishing industry It features a tightly integrated visual lie flat design that enables immediate hands on use br br Designed for doers br br Business Model Generation is for those ready to abandon outmoded thinking and embrace new innovative models of value creation executives consultants entrepreneurs and leaders of all organizations

Rating: 3.69 out of 5

The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses Description:

p b Most startups fail But many of those failures are preventable The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe changing the way companies are built and new products are launched br b br Eric Ries defines a startup as b an organization dedicated to creating something new under conditions of extreme uncertainty b This is just as true for one person in a garage or a group of seasoned professionals in a Fortune boardroom What they have in common is a mission to penetrate that fog of uncertainty to discover a successful path to a sustainable business br br The Lean Startup approach fosters companies that are both more capital efficient and that leverage human creativity more effectively Inspired by lessons from lean manufacturing it relies on validated learning rapid scientific experimentation as well as a number of counter intuitive practices that shorten product development cycles measure actual progress without resorting to vanity metrics and learn what customers really want It enables a company to shift directions with agility altering plans inch by inch minute by minute br br Rather than wasting time creating elaborate business plans i The Lean Startup i offers entrepreneurs in companies of all sizes a way to test their vision continuously to adapt and adjust before it s too late Ries provides a scientific approach to creating and managing successful startups in a age when companies need to innovate more than ever p

Rating: 3.60 out of 5

Fifth Business

Fifth Business Description:

Ramsay is a man twice born a man who has returned from the hell of the battle grave at Passchendaele in World War I decorated with the Victoria Cross and destined to be caught in a no man s land where memory history and myth collide As Ramsay tells his story it begins to seem that from boyhood he has exerted a perhaps mystical perhaps pernicious influence on those around him His apparently innocent involvement in such innocuous events as the throwing of a snowball or the teaching of card tricks to a small boy in the end prove neither innocent nor innocuous em Fifth Business em stands alone as a remarkable story told by a rational man who discovers that the marvelous is only another aspect of the real

Rating: 3.76 out of 5

Wicked Business (Lizzy & Diesel, #2)

Wicked Business (Lizzy & Diesel, #2) Description:

b Whether it s monkey business funny business or getting down to business Janet Evanovich s Lizzy and Diesel series proves that there s no business like i Wicked Business i b p Lizzy Tucker s once normal life as a pastry chef in Salem Massachusetts turns upside down as she battles both sinister forces and an inconvenient attraction to her unnaturally talented but off limits partner Diesel p p When Harvard University English professor and dyed in the wool romantic Gilbert Reedy is mysteriously murdered and thrown off his fourth floor balcony Lizzy and Diesel take up his twenty year quest for the Luxuria Stone an ancient relic believed by some to be infused with the power of lust Following clues contained in a cryptic nineteenth century book of sonnets Lizzy and Diesel tear through Boston catacombs government buildings and multimillion dollar residences On their way they ll leave behind a trail of robbed graves public disturbances and general mayhem p p Diesel s black sheep cousin Gerwulf Grimoire also wants the Stone His motives are far from pure and what he plans on doing with the treasure no one knows but Lizzy Tucker fears she s in his crosshairs Never far and always watching Grimoire has a growing vested interest in the cupcake baker turned finder of lost things As does another dangerous and dark opponent in the hunt a devotee of lawlessness and chaos known only as Anarchy p p Treasures will be sought and the power of lust will be unmistakable as Lizzy and Diesel attempt to stay ahead of Anarchy Grimoire and his medieval minion Hatchet in this ancient game of twisted riddles and high stakes hide and seek p

Rating: 3.38 out of 5

Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable

Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable Description:

The acclaimed Wall Street Journal and Business Week Bestseller br br You re either a Purple Cow or you re not You re either remarkable or invisible Make your choice br br What do Starbucks and JetBlue and KrispyKreme and Apple and DutchBoy and Kensington and Zespri and Hard Candy have that you don t How do they continue to confound critics and achieve spectacular growth leaving behind former tried and true brands to gasp their last br br Face it the checklist of tired P s marketers have used for decades to get their product noticed Pricing Promotion Publicity to name a few aren t working anymore There s an exceptionally important P that has to be added to the list It s Purple Cow br br Cows after you ve seen one or two or ten are boring A Purple Cow though now that would be something Purple Cow describes something phenomenal something counterintuitive and exciting and flat out unbelievable Every day consumers come face to face with a lot of boring stuff a lot of brown cows but you can bet they won t forget a Purple Cow And it s not a marketing function that you can slap on to your product or service Purple Cow is inherent It s built right in or it s not there Period br br In Purple Cow Seth Godin urges you to put a Purple Cow into everything you build and everything you do to create something truly noticeable It s a manifesto for marketers who want to help create products that are worth marketing in the first place br br Description from Amazon com

Rating: 3.26 out of 5

Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business

Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business Description:

strong em Caps for Sale em is a timeless classic beloved by millions one of the most popular picture books ever published strong br br Children will delight in following the peddler s efforts to outwit the monkeys and will ask to read it again and again em Caps for Sale em is an excellent easy to read book that includes repetition patterns and colors perfect for early readers br br This tale of a peddler and a band of mischievous monkeys is filled with warmth humor and simplicity and also teaches children about problem and resolution

Rating: 3.74 out of 5

The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business

The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business Description:

b Master the fundamentals hone your business instincts and save a fortune in tuition b br br The consensus is clear MBA programs are a waste of time and money Even the elite schools offer outdated assembly line educations about profit and loss statements and PowerPoint presentations After two years poring over sanitized case studies students are shuffled off into middle management to find out how business i really i works br br Josh Kaufman has made a business out of distilling the core principles of business and delivering them quickly and concisely to people at all stages of their careers His blog has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers to the best business books and most powerful business concepts of all time In i The Personal MBA i he shares the essentials of sales marketing negotiation strategy and much more br br True leaders aren t made by business schools they make themselves seeking out the knowledge skills and experiences they need to succeed Read this book and in one week you will learn the principles it takes most people a lifetime to master

Rating: 3.67 out of 5

The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book that Will Change the Way You Do Business

The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book that Will Change the Way You Do Business Description:

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Rating: 3.62 out of 5

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers Description:

A lot of people talk about how great it is to start a business but only Ben Horowitz is brutally honest about how hard it is to run one br br In em The Hard Thing About Hard Things em Ben Horowitz cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley s most respected and experienced entrepreneurs draws on his own story of founding running selling buying managing and investing in technology companies to offer essential advice and practical wisdom for navigating the toughest problems business schools don t cover His blog has garnered a devoted following of millions of readers who have come to rely on him to help them run their businesses A lifelong rap fan Horowitz amplifies business lessons with lyrics from his favorite songs and tells it straight about everything from firing friends to poaching competitors from cultivating and sustaining a CEO mentality to knowing the right time to cash in br br His advice is grounded in anecdotes from his own hard earned rise from cofounding the early cloud service provider Loudcloud to building the phenomenally successful Andreessen Horowitz venture capital firm both with fellow tech superstar Marc Andreessen inventor of Mosaic the Internet s first popular Web browser This is no polished victory lap he analyzes issues with no easy answers through his trials including br br br demoting or firing a loyal friend br whether you should incorporate titles and promotions and how to handle them br if it s OK to hire people from your friend s company br how to manage your own psychology while the whole company is relying on you br what to do when smart people are bad employees br why Andreessen Horowitz prefers founder CEOs and how to become one br whether you should sell your company and how to do it br Filled with Horowitz s trademark humor and straight talk and drawing from his personal and often humbling experiences em The Hard Thing About Hard Things em is invaluable for veteran entrepreneurs as well as those aspiring to their own new ventures

Rating: 3.64 out of 5

Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business Description:

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Rating: 3.59 out of 5

Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business

Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business Description:

A new book that explores the science of productivity and why in today s world managing i how i you think rather than i what i you think can transform your life

Rating: 3.79 out of 5

The Business

The Business Description:

Kate is a senior executive officer in a powerful and massively discreet transglobal organization The character of The Business seems even to her to be vague to the point of invisibility Her job is to keep abreast of technological developments but she must let go the assumptions of a lifetime

Rating: 3.31 out of 5

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It Description:

E Myth e mith n the entrepreneurial myth the myth that most people who start small businesses are entrepreneurs the fatal assumption that an individual who understands the technical work of a business can successfully run a business that does that technical work br br Voted business book by em Inc em CEOs br br An instant classic this revised and updated edition of the phenomenal bestseller dispels the myths about starting your own business Small business consultant and author Michael E Gerber with sharp insight gained from years of experience points out how common assumptions expectations and even technical expertise can get in the way of running a successful business br br Gerber walks you through the steps in the life of a business from entrepreneurial infancy through adolescent growing pains to the mature entrepreneurial perspective the guiding light of all businesses that succeed and shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business whether or not it is a franchise Most importantly Gerber draws the vital often overlooked distinction between working em on em your business and working em in em your business br br em The E Myth Revisited em will help you grow your business in a productive assured way

Rating: 3.29 out of 5

The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More

The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More Description:

The i New York Times i bestseller that introduced the business world to a future that s already here now in paperback with a new chapter about Long Tail Marketing and a new epilogue br br Winner of the Gerald Loeb Award for Best Business Book of the Year br br In the most important business book since i The Tipping Point i Chris Anderson shows how the future of commerce and culture isn t in hits the high volume head of a traditional demand curve but in what used to be regarded as misses the endlessly long tail of that same curve

Rating: 3.48 out of 5

Trouble Is My Business

Trouble Is My Business Description:

In the four long stories in this collection Marlowe is hired to protect a rich old guy from a gold digger runs afoul of crooked politicos gets a line on some stolen jewels with a reward attached and stumbles across a murder victim who may have been an extortionist

Rating: 3.50 out of 5

Losing My Virginity: How I've Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way

Losing My Virginity: How I've Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way Description:

b Oh screw it let s do it b br br That s the philosophy that has allowed Richard Branson in slightly more than twenty five years to spawn so many successful ventures From the airline business Virgin Atlantic Airways to music Virgin Records and V to cola Virgin Cola to retail Virgin Megastores and nearly a hundred others ranging from financial services to bridal wear Branson has a track record second to none br br Losing My Virginity is the unusual frequently outrageous autobiography of one of the great business geniuses of our time When Richard Branson started his first business he and his friends decided that since we re complete virgins at business let s call it just that Virgin Since then Branson has written his own rules for success creating a group of companies with a global presence but no central headquarters no management hierarchy and minimal bureaucracy br br Many of Richard Branson s companies airlines retailing and cola are good examples were started in the face of entrenched competition The experts said Don t do it But Branson found golden opportunities in markets in which customers have been ripped off or underserved where confusion reigns and the competition is complacent br And in this stressed out overworked age Richard Branson gives us a new model a dynamic hardworking successful entrepreneur who lives life to the fullest Family friends fun and adventure are equally important as business in Branson s life Losing My Virginity is a portrait of a productive sane balanced life filled with rich and colorful stories br br Crash landing his hot air balloon in the Algerian desert yet remaining determined to have another go at being the first to circle the globe br br Signing the Sex Pistols Janet Jackson the Rolling Stones Boy George and Phil Collins br br Fighting back when British Airways took on Virgin Atlantic and successfully suing this pillar of the British business establishment br br Swimming two miles to safety during a violent storm off the coast of Mexico br br Selling Virgin Records to save Virgin Atlantic br br Staging a rescue flight into Baghdad before the start of the Gulf War br br And much more Losing My Virginity is the ultimate tale of personal and business survival from a man who combines the business prowess of Bill Gates and the promotional instincts of P T Barnum

Rating: 3.33 out of 5

Othello: A Tragedy, in Five Acts. with the Stage Business, Cast of Characters, Cosumes [!], Relative Positions, &C., as Played at the Park Theatre

Othello: A Tragedy, in Five Acts. with the Stage Business, Cast of Characters, Cosumes [!], Relative Positions, &C., as Played at the Park Theatre Description:

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it This work was reproduced from the original artifact and remains as true to the original work as possible Therefore you will see the original copyright references library stamps as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world and other notations in the work This work is in the public domain in the United States of America and possibly other nations Within the United States you may freely copy and distribute this work as no entity individual or corporate has a copyright on the body of the work As a reproduction of a historical artifact this work may contain missing or blurred pages poor pictures errant marks etc Scholars believe and we concur that this work is important enough to be preserved reproduced and made generally available to the public We appreciate your support of the preservation process and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant

Rating: 3.35 out of 5

Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business Description:

Television has conditioned us to tolerate visually entertaining material measured out in spoonfuls of time to the detriment of rational public discourse and reasoned public affairs In this eloquent persuasive book Neil Postman alerts us to the real and present dangers of this state of affairs and offers compelling suggestions as to how to withstand the media onslaught Before we hand over politics education religion and journalism to the show business demands of the television age we must recognize the ways in which the media shape our lives and the ways we can in turn shape them to serve out highest goals

Rating: 3.77 out of 5

My Lucky Life in and Out of Show Business

My Lucky Life in and Out of Show Business Description:

Dick Van Dyke indisputably one of the greats of the golden age of television is admired and beloved by audiences the world over for his beaming smile his physical dexterity his impeccable comic timing his ridiculous stunts and his unforgettable screen roles br br His trailblazing television program i The Dick Van Dyke i i Show i produced by Carl Reiner who has written the foreword to this memoir was one of the most popular sitcoms of the s and introduced another major television star Mary Tyler Moore But Dick Van Dyke was also an enormously engaging movie star whose films including i Mary Poppins i and i Chitty Chitty Bang Bang i have been discovered by a new generation of fans and are as beloved today as they were when they first appeared Who doesn t know the word i supercalifragilisticexpialidocious i br br A colorful loving richly detailed look at the decades of a multilayered life i My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business i will enthrall every generation of reader from baby boomers who recall when Rob Petrie became a household name to all those still enchanted by Bert s Chim Chim Cher ee This is a lively heartwarming memoir of a performer who still thinks of himself as a simple song and dance man but who is in every sense of the word a classic entertainer br br br i From the Hardcover edition i

Rating: 3.45 out of 5

The Google Story: Inside the Hottest Business, Media, and Technology Success of Our Time

The Google Story: Inside the Hottest Business, Media, and Technology Success of Our Time Description:

Moscow born Sergey Brin and Midwest born Larry Page dropped out of graduate school at Stanford University to in their own words change the world through a powerful search engine that would organize every bit of information on the Web for free b The Google Story b takes you deep inside the company s wild ride from an idea that struggled for funding in to a firm that rakes in billions in profits making Brin and Page the wealthiest young men in America Based on scrupulous research and extraordinary access to Google this fast moving narrative reveals how an unorthodox management style and culture of innovation enabled a search engine to shake up Madison Avenue and Wall Street scoop up YouTube and battle Microsoft at every turn Not afraid of controversy Google is expanding in Communist China and quietly working on a searchable genetic database initiatives that test the founders guiding mantra DON T BE EVIL

Rating: 3.41 out of 5

The Business of the 21st Century

The Business of the 21st Century Description:

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Rating: 3.78 out of 5

The Deptford Trilogy: Fifth Business/The Manticore/World of Wonders

The Deptford Trilogy: Fifth Business/The Manticore/World of Wonders Description:

i Who killed Boy Staunton i p This is the question that lies at the heart of Robertson Davies s elegant trilogy comprising i Fifth Business i i The Manticore i and i World of Wonders i Indeed Staunton s death is the central event of each of the three novels and i Rashomon i style each circles round to view it from a different perspective br br In the first book i Fifth Business i Davies introduces us to Dunstan Ramsey and his lifelong friend and enemy Percy Boyd Staunton both aged It is a winter evening in the small Canadian village of Deptford and Ramsey and Boy have quarreled In a rage Boy throws a snowball with a stone in it misses his friend and hits the Baptist minister s pregnant wife by mistake She becomes hysterical and later that night delivers her child prematurely a baby with birth defects Even worse she loses her mind br br The snowball the stone the deformed baby christened Paul Dempster this is the secret guilt that will bind Ramsey and Staunton together through their long lives p blockquote I was perfectly sure you see that the birth of Paul Dempster so small so feeble and troublesome was my fault If I had not been so clever so sly so spiteful in hopping in front of the Dempsters just as Percy Boyd Staunton threw that snowball at me from behind Mrs Dempster would not have been struck Did I never think that Percy was guilty Indeed I did blockquote Boy however would fight lie do anything rather than admit he feels guilty too and so the subject remains unresolved between them right up until the night Boy s body is found in his car in a lake with a stone in his mouth br br The second novel i The Manticore i follows Staunton s son David through a course of Jungian therapy in Switzerland while i World of Wonders i concentrates on Magnus Eisengrim a renowned magician and hypnotist with ties to both Ramsey and Boy Staunton br br When it came to writing three was Davies s favorite number Before the Deptford books he wrote i The Salterton Trilogy i i Tempest Tost i i Leaven of Malice i i A Mixture of Frailties i and after it came i The Cornish Trilogy i i The Rebel Angels i i What s Bred in the Bone i i The Lyre of Orpheus i Excellent as these and Davies s other novels are i The Deptford Trilogy i is arguably the masterpiece for which he ll best be remembered as the combination of magic archetype and good old fashioned human frailty at work in these novels is a world of wonders unto itself and guarantees these three books a permanent place among the great books of our time i Alix Wilber i

Rating: 3.38 out of 5

Monkey Business

Monkey Business Description:

MB is for Masters in Business br br Which is what Kimmy Russ Jamie and Layla are supposed to be studying for at the University of Connecticut Jamie at least has serious academic intent Well until the first day of preterm when he develops a not so secret crush br br MB is for Marriage Bait br br Layla s goal is perfection perfect marks perfect six figure salary perfect I e rich gorgeous sexy New York banker husband candidate already identified as Bradley Green The trouble is seducing him could get her expelled br br MB is for Multiple Bed hopping br br Definitely Kimmy s favorite homework starting with Jamie but moving swiftly on to Russ until she discovers the small matter of his girlfriend back home Hopefully Business Studies includes a minor in boyfriend embezzlement a skill Kimmy will need if she s to keep hold of Russ br br MB is for Misbehaving Boyfriend br br Russ didn t intend to be unfaithful to either girlfriend He never thought he d find one woman who wanted him let alone two But since he can t even pick a major how can he choose one true soul mate

Rating: 3.65 out of 5

The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win

The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win Description:

Bill is an IT manager at Parts Unlimited It s Tuesday morning and on his drive into the office Bill gets a call from the CEO br br The company s new IT initiative code named Phoenix Project is critical to the future of Parts Unlimited but the project is massively over budget and very late The CEO wants Bill to report directly to him and fix the mess in ninety days or else Bill s entire department will be outsourced br br With the help of a prospective board member and his mysterious philosophy of The Three Ways Bill starts to see that IT work has more in common with manufacturing plant work than he ever imagined With the clock ticking Bill must organize work flow streamline interdepartmental communications and effectively serve the other business functions at Parts Unlimited br br In a fast paced and entertaining style three luminaries of the DevOps movement deliver a story that anyone who works in IT will recognize Readers will not only learn how to improve their own IT organizations they ll never view IT the same way again

Rating: 3.36 out of 5

Tricky Business

Tricky Business Description:

The Extravaganza of the Seas is a five thousand ton cash cow a top heavy tub whose sole function is to carry gamblers three miles from the Florida coast take their money then bring them back so they can find more money In the middle of a tropical storm one night these characters are among the passengers it carries Fay Benton a single mom and cocktail waitress desperate for something to go right for once Johnny and the Contusions a ship s band with so little talent they are well the ship s band Arnold and Phil two refugees from the Beaux Arts Senior Center Lou Tarant a wide bald man who has killed nine people though none recently and an assortment of uglies whose job it is to facilitate the ship s true business which is money laundering or drug smuggling or something

Rating: 3.63 out of 5

EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches

EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches Description:

From i New York Times i bestselling author and nationally syndicated talk radio host Dave Ramsey comes the secret to how he grew a multimillion dollar company from a card table in his living room br br Your company is only as strong as your leaders These are the men and women doing battle daily beneath the banner that is your brand Are they courageous or indecisive Are they serving a motivated team or managing employees b Are they valued b br br Your team will never grow beyond you so here s another question to consider b Are you growing b Whether you re sitting at the CEO s desk the middle manager s cubicle or a card table in your living room based startup i EntreLeadership i provides the b practical step by step guidance b to grow your business where you want it to go Dave opens up his championship playbook for business to show you how to br br Inspire your team to take ownership and love what they do br br Unify your team and get rid of all gossip br br Handle money to set your business up for success br br Reach every goal you set br br And much much more

Rating: 3.57 out of 5