Twelve-year-old Harriet is doing her best to grow up, which is not easy as her mother is permanently on medication, her father has silently moved to another city, and her serene sister rarely notices anything. All of them are still suffering from the shocking and mysterious death of her brother Robin twelve years earlier, and it seems to Harriet that the family may never recover. So, inspired by Captain Scott, Houdini, and Robert Louis Stevenson, she sets out with her only friend Hely to find Robin's murderer and punish him. But what starts out as a child's game soon becomes a dark and dangerous journey into the menacing underworld of a small Mississippi town.
A bestselling author's passionate memoir about restoring life to one of the world's greatest gardens Sissinghurst Castle is a jewel in the English countryside. Its chief attraction is its celebrated garden, designed in the 1930s by the poet Vita Sackville-West, lover of Virginia Woolf. As a boy, Adam Nicolson, Sackville-West's grandson, spent his days romping through Sissinghurst's woods, streams, and fields. In this book, he returns to the place of his bucolic youth and finds that the estate, now operated by Britain's National Trust, has lost something precious. It is still unquestionably a place of calm and beauty but, he asks, where is the working farm, the orchards, the cattle and sheep? Nicolson convinces the Trust to embrace a simple idea: Grow lunch for the two hundred thousand annual visitors. Sissinghurst is a personal biography of a place and an inspiring story of one man's quest to return a remarkable landscape to its best, most useful purpose. Nicolson is an entertaining and charming writer and this book will capture fans of Michael Pollan, Alice Waters, and Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.
In this jargon-free guide, author Brett McFall shows just how easy it is to set up your own online business. You'll discover how to make money by delivering a great deal of value without a great deal of effort. And you don't have to have a technical bone in your body to do it! In seven simple steps, Brett takes you through everything you need to know to create a successful online business on a shoestring. Inside you'll learn how to: find a niche market create a product write an enticing sales message design a website sell your product. Packed with useful tips, tools and techniques for setting up and maintaining an online business, How to Make Money While You Sleep! is a must-read for budding entrepreneurs.
A twenty-first-century update to the modern business classic . . . For more than fifteen years, this handy guide has provided entrepreneurs and small business owners with a simple, step-by-step plan for buying or selling a business-without their own special team of lawyers and accountants. Written by leading business attorney Robert Klueger, this up-to-date guide now includes everything you need to know about recent tax law changes, as well as an entirely new chapter on limited liability companies. It answers all your critical questions, covering everything from the valuation of a business through the negotiation stages to closing the deal. Packed with the kind of real-world guidance you can only get from a professional, Buying & Selling a Business, Second Edition shows you how to: * Choose a business that's right for you * Evaluate the business, determine why the seller is selling, analyze the seller's operations, and analyze balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow * Negotiate effectively-including negotiating for price, timing, stock and asset agreements, noncompetitive agreements, and more * Buy a franchise-key considerations that make a franchise different * Ensure a hassle-free closing with no surprises
The past decade has seen huge advances in the types and applications of mass spectrometry in all areas of science. With this growth has come a bewildering array of names, technical terms and abbreviations, making it a challenge to keep up-to-date. This Dictionary is a starting point for all those new to the topic, as well as a useful reference on terminology for those already in the field. Fully illustrated in full colour, the Dictionary will aid scientists from all disciplines in becoming conversant in the language and terminology of mass spectrometry. The Dictionary will be an essential reference source for: experienced users as an aide memoir or when seeking clarification of terminology purchasers of equipment who need an explanation of the technical terms used in manufacturer's brochures and manuals potential MS users who want a definition of an unfamiliar instrument or technique.
"A wrenching and revelatory novel." - The New York Times "Green finds the language to describe the indescribable... A must-read for those struggling with mental illness, or for their friends and family." - San Francisco Chronicle #1 New York Times Bestseller "Wall Street Journal Bestseller" International Bestseller - USA Today Bestseller It's quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see. Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there's a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett's son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza's story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.
A Companion to the French Revolution comprises twenty-nine newly-written essays reassessing the origins, development, and impact of this great turning-point in modern history. Examines the origins, development and impact of the French Revolution Features original contributions from leading historians, including six essays translated from French. Presents a wide-ranging overview of current historical debates on the revolution and future directions in scholarship Gives equally thorough treatment to both causes and outcomes of the French Revolution
Do you aspire to be a more effective leader who guides your team or organization to higher levels of lasting success? Would you like to look forward to each day and know that you are having a positive impact on the world around you? This is possible for everyone, regardless of your title or position. In fact, Serve to Be Great: Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom will train you to make this a reality. Although it’s not an easy process, it is a worthwhile one. By making a shift in your approach to leadership, you can become a highly effective leader who enjoys your work and makes the world a better place. The shift is simply a matter of gradually becoming more focused on how you can serve others and increase your capacity to do so. Being an extraordinary leader does not require a MBA or PhD. The reality is that anyone can be a great leader. Author Matt Tenney has survived – and thrived – in situations where most people would have been quickly broken. In Serve to Be Great, he offers his life experiences and unique insights to help leaders apply the powerful principles of servant leadership. Servant leaders are not weak or timid. Motivated by the aspiration to serve, they achieve true power by empowering others to achieve excellence. This is a practical guide to becoming a leader people want to follow. By shifting focus from short-term gain to serving others, leaders can create great workplace cultures that deliver superior, long-term results. Serve to Be Great is the perfect playbook for realizing the ultimate in personal and business success. In keeping with the spirit in which Serve to Be Great was written, all author proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to charity.
The sad story of Sayoko and Santa’s past comes to light as Sayoko embarks on a massive necromantic attack in an attempt to take vengeance on the world that treated her and Santa with such cruel injustice. Zombies threaten to wipe out humanity and with the majority of the UQ team beaten, it is up to Santa to make a difficult decision. Will he oppose his only real friend and save the world, or will he allow all the scumbags who wronged him to die the deaths they might deserve?
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Financial legend Barton Biggs' fictional account of the hedge world and the broader workings of Wall Street Barton Biggs' latest book is an inspirational rags to riches story of drive and financial talent. Told through the eyes of a fictional insider, this engaging story provides a detailed look at the hedge fund business in the late 1990s and through the first decade of the twenty-first century. A Tale From the Hedge Fund World chronicles the life of a poor boy who ends up amassing more wealth than he ever thought possible. From studying Wall Street charts while sitting on the sidelines of football practice to realizing how so much money can be made in a short period of time, this book provides a bird's eye view of the inner workings of Wall Street and what it takes to make it there. Puts the word of hedge funds in perspective and reveals the competitive and lucrative nature of this field Other titles by Biggs: Hedgehogging and Wealth, War & Wisdom Also describes the bursting of the mortgage bubble and the great financial crisis that followed No one knows more about the hedge fund world of the past twenty years than Barton Biggs. His new fable offers an entertaining look at this field and those who aspire to excel within it.
A revised Second Edition of the book that shows you how to use Bible-based leadership principles to improve business performance In How to Run Your Business by THE BOOK, famed leadership guru Dave Anderson reveals biblical lessons to help transform the people, culture, and results of your business. Not only will you master timeless business principles based on the world's bestselling book, you'll build a foundation for your business that leads to long-term success. It's a refreshing return to commonsense business basics, based on leadership lessons peppered throughout the Good Book. You'll read what the bible has to say about hiring and training people, managing money, creating a leadership vision, achieving ambitious goals, and much more. This new Second Edition features a new introduction that includes letters from readers about their success using these principles, a new chapter on leading through crisis, and bonus sections at the end of each chapter that offer new and expanded insights on these powerful leadership principles. Includes practical, proven business guidance gleaned from the Bible Features smart business guidance like the High-Five Principles for elevating your people skills, Four Mandates to Maximize Your Time, and How to Overcome the Number One Cause of Management Failure Fully updated with a new Introduction, new section chapter conclusions that help you follow through on each chapter's principle, and an entirely new chapter on crisis leadership Dave Anderson is also the author of Up Your Business!, If You Don't Make Waves, You'll Drown, How to Deal with Difficult Customers, and How to Lead by THE BOOK Best of all, you don't need to be familiar with the Bible to profit from these wise and timeless principles. All you need is a heart open to biblical wisdom and a willingness to lead with courage.
Tracklist:01. Intro 02. Run To You 03. Back To You 04. Here I Am 05. I'm Ready 06. This Time 07. Flying 08. Let's Make A Night To Remember 09. Can't Stop This Thing We Started 10. Waiting On The 49 11. In The Heat Of The Night12. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You 13. Cut's Like A Knife 14. Please Forgive Me 15. Tonight In Babylon 16. Summer Of 69 17. Walk On By 18. Heaven 19. The Right Place 20. The Only Thing That Looks Good21. Somebody 22. You've Been A Friend To Me 23. When You're Gone 24. Have You Ever Really Loved A Women 25. I Still Miss You A Little Bit26. Straight From The Heart