Win Or Die

Win Or Die
Author: Bruce Craven
Publsiher: Kings Road Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-04-04
ISBN: 178870200X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Win Or Die Book Excerpt:

Why do people follow Jon Snow into battle? What makes Tyrion Lannister such an effective advisor? How has Daenerys Targaryen overcome so many challengers? And, in stressful life situations, how can you avoid losing your own head? Westeros is a harsh, volatile and bloody landscape, but so is the real world. Every day you're presented with challenges; decisions on which roads to take, which risks to confront and whether you should answer the call to adventure and go for the option that's outside of your comfort zone. From the middle of the battleground, it can be difficult to see where the victory lies. In this fascinating book, leading business expert Bruce Craven analyses the various players in the Game of Thrones world, following their moves as they learn how to face conflict, build resilience, develop contextual and emotional intelligence, improve their long-term vision and more. An entertaining and accessible guide through our dangerous work, home and social lives, Win or Die shows that even when enemies are at the city gates and dragons circle above, you too can turn threat into opportunity, win the mental battle and get to the top of your game.

The Mansion of Happiness

The Mansion of Happiness
Author: Jill Lepore
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-06-05
ISBN: 0307958507
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mansion of Happiness Book Excerpt:

Renowned Harvard scholar and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has composed a strikingly original, ingeniously conceived, and beautifully crafted history of American ideas about life and death from before the cradle to beyond the grave. How does life begin? What does it mean? What happens when we die? “All anyone can do is ask,” Lepore writes. “That's why any history of ideas about life and death has to be, like this book, a history of curiosity.” Lepore starts that history with the story of a seventeenth-century Englishman who had the idea that all life begins with an egg and ends it with an American who, in the 1970s, began freezing the dead. In between, life got longer, the stages of life multiplied, and matters of life and death moved from the library to the laboratory, from the humanities to the sciences. Lately, debates about life and death have determined the course of American politics. Each of these debates has a history. Investigating the surprising origins of the stuff of everyday life—from board games to breast pumps—Lepore argues that the age of discovery, Darwin, and the Space Age turned ideas about life on earth topsy-turvy. “New worlds were found,” she writes, and “old paradises were lost.” As much a meditation on the present as an excavation of the past, The Mansion of Happiness is delightful, learned, and altogether beguiling.

Cashing Out

Cashing Out
Author: Julien Saunders,Kiersten Saunders
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2022-06-14
ISBN: 0593329562
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cashing Out Book Excerpt:

A revolutionary financial and career path to break free from corporate America's grasp, make peace with your finances, and build wealth on your own terms When it comes to our finances, we’re told to follow the same script as our white colleagues: work hard, make money, save, and invest. Yet despite putting in twice the effort, you end up making less and are routinely passed up for career opportunities. Here’s the truth: financial freedom is within your reach, but playing by corporate America’s rules will only take you halfway there. To win, you must eventually walk away—and take up an entirely different model of wealth accumulation. Cashing Out is your roadmap to financial freedom despite the broken system. You don’t have to sacrifice your time and mental health to maximize income. Instead, financial experts Julien and Kiersten Saunders show how to design a life that allows you to enjoy the little things now while setting yourself up for future financial security. Drawing from their journey paying off $200,000 of debt in five years, quitting their high-stress corporate jobs, and retaking control of their finances, this book will teach you: • Why the mantra and glitz of “Black Excellence” is an unsustainable motivation for wealth building • How to prioritize the right goals at each stage of your career so you can quit in 15 years or less • How to talk about money with your loved ones without coming to blows • Practical strategies to bring more money in without robbing you of time and energy you don’t have It’s time to stop being a cog in the machine that leaves you under-appreciated and underpaid. Cashing Out shows you how to open the door to a new kind of prosperity.

Identity of England

Identity of England
Author: Robert Colls
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2002-06-20
ISBN: 019155412X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Identity of England Book Excerpt:

The English stand now in need of a new sense of home and belonging - a reassessment of who they are. This is a history of who they were, written from the perspective of the twenty-first century. It begins by considering how the English state identified an English nation which, from very early days, seems to have seen itself as not simply the creature of state or king. It considers also how in modern times the English nation survived shattering revolutions in technology, urban living, and global conflict, while at the same time retaining a softer, more human vision of themselves as a people in touch with their nature and their land. They claimed that there was more to living in England than work and wages, there was more to running a vast empire than just exploiting it. For all its faults and inequalities, they identified with their state. For all their shortcomings they were confident of their place in history. As little as forty years ago, these ideas were not much in doubt. Though vague and often contradictory, they held together as the English people held together -as a whole. Indeed, 'Englishness' was hardly recognized as a subject for analysis, except perhaps in a rather ironic and self-mocking vein. But now 'the national question' is back and history is at the top of the agenda. From a rich store of historical memory and possibility, Robert Colls connects the identity of England in the past with the changing and uncertain identity of England today.

Thursday Night Poker

Thursday Night Poker
Author: Peter O. Steiner
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2005-11-29
ISBN: 0345486153
Category: Games & Activities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thursday Night Poker Book Excerpt:

Intended for the serious biweekly or monthly player, this gaming guide devotes chapters to calculating probabilities, estimating odds, bluffing and being bluffed, reading your opponents' down cards, and more. Virtually everyone will learn from this clearly written, fully illustrated instructional book.

AgExporter

AgExporter
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 42
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Agriculture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Law and Order in Virtual Worlds Exploring Avatars Their Ownership and Rights

Law and Order in Virtual Worlds  Exploring Avatars  Their Ownership and Rights
Author: Adrian, Angela
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2010-05-31
ISBN: 1615207961
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Law and Order in Virtual Worlds Exploring Avatars Their Ownership and Rights Book Excerpt:

"This book examines the legal realities which are emerging from Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Games (MMORPGs) or virtual worlds that demonstrate many of the traits we associate with the Earth world: interpersonal relationships, economic transactions, and organic political institutions"--Provided by publisher.

Ludicrous

Ludicrous
Author: Edward Niedermeyer
Publsiher: BenBella Books
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2019-08-20
ISBN: 1948836327
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ludicrous Book Excerpt:

Tesla is the most exciting car company in a generation . . . but can it live up to the hype? Tesla Motors and CEO Elon Musk have become household names, shaking up the staid auto industry by creating a set of innovative electric vehicles that have wowed the marketplace and defied conventional wisdom. The company's market valuation now rivals that of long-established automakers, and, to many industry observers, Tesla is defining the future of the industry. But behind the hype, Tesla has some serious deficiencies that raise questions about its sky-high valuation, and even its ultimate survival. Tesla's commitment to innovation has led it to reject the careful, zero-defects approach of other car manufacturers, even as it struggles to mass-produce cars reliably, and with minimal defects. While most car manufacturers struggle with the razor-thin margins of mid-priced sedans, Tesla's strategy requires that the Model 3 finally bring it to profitability, even as the high-priced Roadster and Model S both lost money. And Tesla's approach of continually focusing on the future, even as commitments and deadlines are repeatedly missed, may ultimately test the patience of all but its most devoted fans. In Ludicrous, journalist and auto industry analyst Edward Niedermeyer lays bare the disconnect between the popular perception of Tesla and the day-to-day realities of the company—and the cars it produces. Blending original reporting and never-before-published insider accounts with savvy industry analysis, Niedermeyer tells the story of Tesla as it's never been told before—with clear eyes, objectivity and insight.

Measurement and control of the money supply

Measurement and control of the money supply
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs. Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 328
Release: 1980
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Monetary policy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Graphic Showbiz

Graphic Showbiz
Author: Nanabanyin Dadson
Publsiher: Graphic Communications Group
Total Pages: 16
Release: 2011-06-30
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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State of the Economy and Policies for Full Employment

State of the Economy and Policies for Full Employment
Author: United States. Congress. Joint Economic Committee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1012
Release: 1962
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

State of the Economy and Policies for Full Employment Book Excerpt:

State of the Economy and Policies for Full Employment

State of the Economy and Policies for Full Employment
Author: United States. Congress. Economic Joint Committee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1024
Release: 1962
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

State of the Economy and Policies for Full Employment Book Excerpt:

At the Crossroads Lessons and Challenges in Computational Social Science

At the Crossroads  Lessons and Challenges in Computational Social Science
Author: Javier Borge-Holthoefer,Yamir Moreno,Taha Yasseri
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2016-11-29
ISBN: 288945021X
Category: Electronic book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

At the Crossroads Lessons and Challenges in Computational Social Science Book Excerpt:

The interest of physicists in economic and social questions is not new: for over four decades, we have witnessed the emergence of what is called nowadays “sociophysics” and “econophysics”, vigorous and challenging areas within the wider “Interdisciplinary Physics”. With tools borrowed from Statistical Physics and Complexity, this new area of study have already made important contributions, which in turn have fostered the development of novel theoretical foundations in Social Science and Economics, via mathematical approaches, agent-based modelling and numerical simulations. From these foundations, Computational Social Science has grown to incorporate as well the empirical component --aided by the recent data deluge from the Web 2.0 and 3.0--, closing in this way the experiment-theory cycle in the best tradition of Physics.

Security Protocols XXII

Security Protocols XXII
Author: Bruce Christianson,James Malcolm,Vashek Matyáš,Petr Švenda,Frank Stajano,Jonathan Anderson
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2014-10-28
ISBN: 3319124005
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Security Protocols XXII Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-workshop proceedings of the 22nd International Workshop on Security Protocols, held in Cambridge, UK, in March 2014. After an introduction the volume presents 18 revised papers each followed by a revised transcript of the presentation and ensuing discussion at the event. The theme of this year's workshop is "Collaborating with the Enemy".

The National Union Catalog

The National Union Catalog
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 340
Release: 1963
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Filmstrips
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The National Union Catalog Book Excerpt:

Constitutes the quinquennial cumulation of the National union catalog . . . Motion pictures and filmstrips.

Wow The Dow

Wow The Dow
Author: Pat Smith,Lynn Roney
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2000-09-19
ISBN: 0684871491
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wow The Dow Book Excerpt:

A guide to help parents teach their children about the ins and outs of the stock market, presents a range of strategies, exercises, games, and other activities.

Hearings

Hearings
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1296
Release: 1962
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Legislative hearings
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Rise of the President s Permanent Campaign

The Rise of the President s Permanent Campaign
Author: Brendan J. Doherty
Publsiher: University Press of Kansas
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2012-08-21
ISBN: 0700618600
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rise of the President s Permanent Campaign Book Excerpt:

While the presidency has always been a political office, the distinction between campaigning and governing has become increasingly blurred in recent years. Yet no one until now has documented the phenomenon of the "permanent campaign" and analyzed its impact on the executive office. In this eye-opening book, Brendan Doherty provides empirical evidence of the growing focus by American presidents on electoral concerns throughout their terms in office, clearly demonstrating that we can no longer assume that the time a president spends campaigning for reelection can be separated from the time he spends governing. To track the evolving relationship between campaigning and governing, Doherty examines the strategic choices that presidents make and what those choices reveal about presidential priorities. He focuses on the rise in presidential fundraising and the targeting of key electoral states throughout a president's term in office-illustrating that recent presidents have disproportionately visited those states that are important to their political prospects while largely neglecting those without electoral payoff. He also shows how decisions about electoral matters previously made by party officials are now made by voter-conscious operatives within the White House. Doherty analyzes what these changing dynamics portend for the nature of presidential leadership, contending that while such strategies can at times strengthen a president's hand, they can also undermine his role as a unifying national leader, heighten public cynicism, and limit prospects for bipartisan compromise. He further shows how trends in presidential fundraising undermine the conventional understanding of the predatory relationship between the president and his party. Drawing on new systematic evidence of presidential fundraising and travel, archival research at presidential libraries, and accounts by presidents and their aides, Doherty musters a mountain of evidence to offer an objective, comprehensive argument about the causes, indicators, and implications of the rise of the permanent campaign as no previous book has done-an evenhanded account that seeks to disparage no individual president. Concise and accessible, The Rise of the President's Permanent Campaign engages crucially important questions about the development of the presidency-as well as larger normative questions about what we want in a leader-as it challenges the convention in political science that has long kept most scholarship on presidential campaigns separate from the study of the presidency itself.

American Triumvirate

American Triumvirate
Author: James Dodson
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2012-03-13
ISBN: 030795739X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Triumvirate Book Excerpt:

In this celebration of three legendary champions on the centennial of their births in 1912, one of the most accomplished and successful writers about the game explains the circumstances that made each of them so singularly brilliant and how they, in turn, saved not only the professional tour but modern golf itself, thus making possible the subsequent popularity of players from Arnold Palmer to Tiger Woods. During the Depression—after the exploits of Walter Hagen and Gene Sarazen and Bobby Jones (winning the Grand Slam as an amateur in 1930) had faded in the public’s imagination—golf’s popularity fell year after year, and as a spectator sport it was on the verge of extinction. This was the unhappy prospect facing two dirt-poor boys from Texas and another from Virginia who had dedicated themselves to the game yet could look forward only to eking out a subsistence living along with millions of other Americans. But then lightning struck, and from the late thirties into the fifties these three men were so thoroughly dominant—each setting a host of records—that they transformed both how the game was played and how society regarded it. Sports fans in general are well aware of Hogan and Nelson and Snead, but even the most devoted golfers will learn a great many new things about them here. Their hundredth birthdays will be commemorated throughout 2012—Nelson born in February, Snead in May, and Hogan in August—but as this comprehensive and compelling account vividly demonstrates, they were, and will always remain, a triumvirate for the ages.

Spike Mike Slackers Dykes

Spike  Mike  Slackers   Dykes
Author: John Pierson,Kevin Smith
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2014-04-15
ISBN: 0292757689
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spike Mike Slackers Dykes Book Excerpt:

The legendary figure who launched the careers of Spike Lee, Michael Moore, and Richard Linklater offers a no-holds-barred look at the deals and details that propel an indie film from a dream to distribution.