Hansel And Gretel Prelude

Author: Engelbert Humperdinck

Publisher: Schott & Company Limited

ISBN: 9783795769512

Category: Music

Page: 39

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A group of resourceful kids start "solution-seekers.com," a website where "cybervisitors" can get answers to questions that trouble them. But when one questioner asks the true meaning of Christmas, the kids seek to unravel the mystery by journeying back through the prophecies of the Old Testament. What they find is a series of "S" words that reveal a "spectacular story!" With creative characters, humorous dialogue and great music, The "S" Files is a children's Christmas musical your kids will love performing.

Free Marketing

101 Low and No-Cost Ways to Grow Your Business, Online and Off

Author: Jim Cockrum

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118120043

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Simple, powerful marketing strategies every business can afford to implement There's never been a better time to be a marketer or entrepreneur than right now. Thanks to the Internet, a new world of free and inexpensive tactics can help get the word out to the prospects of any business with a limited marketing budget. Free Marketing delivers more than 100 ideas to help any small business owner or marketer generate new revenue—with little or no marketing budget. With both Internet-based and creative offline ideas, you'll discover ways to turn your top customers into your unpaid sales force, get your competitors to help you promote your new products, and other innovative ways to get the word out. Create a "squeeze page," the most powerful one page website you'll ever build Use simple YouTube videos to grow sales Hold an eBay auction for publicity purposes (author Jim Cockrum made $30,000 and earned tons of free publicity from just one auction) and more! Grow a successful business without letting your marketing budget tell you "No." Jim Cockrum has proven that the most powerful marketing strategies are the cheapest.

Making the World Work Better

The Ideas That Shaped a Century and a Company

Author: Kevin Maney,Steve Hamm,Jeffrey O'Brien

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0132755130

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 350

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Thomas J Watson Sr’s motto for IBM was THINK, and for more than a century, that one little word worked overtime. In Making the World Work Better: The Ideas That Shaped a Century and a Company , journalists Kevin Maney, Steve Hamm, and Jeffrey M. O’Brien mark the Centennial of IBM’s founding by examining how IBM has distinctly contributed to the evolution of technology and the modern corporation over the past 100 years. The authors offer a fresh analysis through interviews of many key figures, chronicling the Nobel Prize-winning work of the company’s research laboratories and uncovering rich archival material, including hundreds of vintage photographs and drawings. The book recounts the company’s missteps, as well as its successes. It captures moments of high drama – from the bet-the-business gamble on the legendary System/360 in the 1960s to the turnaround from the company’s near-death experience in the early 1990s. The authors have shaped a narrative of discoveries, struggles, individual insights and lasting impact on technology, business and society. Taken together, their essays reveal a distinctive mindset and organizational culture, animated by a deeply held commitment to the hard work of progress. IBM engineers and scientists invented many of the building blocks of modern information technology, including the memory chip, the disk drive, the scanning tunneling microscope (essential to nanotechnology) and even new fields of mathematics. IBM brought the punch-card tabulator, the mainframe and the personal computer into the mainstream of business and modern life. IBM was the first large American company to pay all employees salaries rather than hourly wages, an early champion of hiring women and minorities and a pioneer of new approaches to doing business--with its model of the globally integrated enterprise. And it has had a lasting impact on the course of society from enabling the US Social Security System, to the space program, to airline reservations, modern banking and retail, to many of the ways our world today works. The lessons for all businesses – indeed, all institutions – are powerful: To survive and succeed over a long period, you have to anticipate change and to be willing and able to continually transform. But while change happens, progress is deliberate. IBM – deliberately led by a pioneering culture and grounded in a set of core ideas – came into being, grew, thrived, nearly died, transformed itself… and is now charting a new path forward for its second century toward a perhaps surprising future on a planetary scale.

The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth

Entrepreneurship for Weirdos, Misfits, and World Dominators

Author: Chris Brogan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118800311

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Do you ever wonder where you fit in? Do you sometimes get that feeling that you have something much bigger to offer the universe, but then it fills you with fear and anxiety, so you think maybe I’ll just pay it safe? But what is safe? The factory job? The cubicle job? Factories all over have been converted to open spaces for startups. Skyscrapers have entire floors open for lease because the “same as everyone else” class of jobs have dried up. Many of us were raised to seek out a job that required us to fit in, to conform, to adapt until we fit the mold. The Freaks Shall Inherit The Earth is a guide for the kind of person who wouldn’t normally pick up a business book. The personal business revolution is upon us. Here’s your recipe book for starting your revolutionary business, including some of what you will learn: How to be as weird as you want while providing a viable business structure to support it What most people are missing from the basic frameworks of doing business How to turn passions into businesses How to build out the Digital Channel What Kickstarter and Square mean for the future of business) Take the plunge. Learn to fail and then win. Dare to do something that “everyone else” doesn’t. The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth will help. Bestselling author and successful entrepreneur Chris Brogan explains step-by-step how to build your business from the ground up, all without compromising the unique mindset and personal values that make you a freak in the first place.

In-laws, Outlaws, and Granny Flats

Your Guide to Turning One House Into Two Homes

Author: Michael Litchfield

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 1600852513

Category: House & Home

Page: 218

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Explains how to turn the extra space in one's home into a separate living quarters in order to house a relative or to rent out to a boarder to earn extra money, in a book with 275 full-color photos and 50 drawings. By the author of Renovation: A Complete Guide. Original.

Small Homes

The Right Size

Author: Lloyd Kahn

Publisher: Shelter Publications

ISBN: 9780936070681

Category:

Page: 224

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From the publishers of a popular series of building books comes Small Homes, which is highly relevant for these times -- getting smaller, rather than larger. Some 75 builders share their knowledge of building and design, with artistic, practical, and/or economical homes in the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, France, Germany, Spain, New Zealand, and Lithuania. The average American home is 2,500 sq. ft. The tiny home averages 200-300 sq. ft. The small homes here are 400-1200 sq. ft. -- the middle ground -- not too big, not too small (a la Goldilocks). Compared to the average American home, small homes are less expensive, use less resources, are more efficient to heat and cool, and cheaper to maintain and repair. Compared to tiny homes, they offer a lot more space and breathing room. They are desirable for people who want to avoid a bank mortgage or high rents, yet need more room than a tiny house affords. Here are 65 small homes. They vary from unique and artistic to simple and low-cost. Some are plain, ordinary buildings that provide owners shelter at a reasonable cost -- and some are inspiring examples of design, carpentry, craftsmanship, imagination, creativity, and homemaking. Some are built with "natural materials," such as cob or straw, some with recycled wood or lumber milled on-site, some are old homes that have been remodeled, and many are designed and built from scratch by the owners. Many are in the country, some in small towns, and some in large cities. It's all in the hands. The underlying theme with Shelter's books, which cover an over-40-year span, is that you can create your own home with your own hands, using mostly natural materials. And note: A computer can't build your home for you. You still need a hammer (or nail gun), a saw -- and human hands.

The Best Place to Work

The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace

Author: Ron Friedman, PhD

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101625538

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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For readers of Malcolm Gladwell, Daniel Pink, and Freakonomics, comes a captivating and surprising journey through the science of workplace excellence. Why do successful companies reward failure? What can casinos teach us about building a happy workplace? How do you design an office that enhances both attention to detail and creativity? In The Best Place to Work, award-winning psychologist Ron Friedman, Ph.D. uses the latest research from the fields of motivation, creativity, behavioral economics, neuroscience, and management to reveal what really makes us successful at work. Combining powerful stories with cutting edge findings, Friedman shows leaders at every level how they can use scientifically-proven techniques to promote smarter thinking, greater innovation, and stronger performance. Among the many surprising insights, Friedman explains how learning to think like a hostage negotiator can help you diffuse a workplace argument, why placing a fish bowl near your desk can elevate your thinking, and how incorporating strategic distractions into your schedule can help you reach smarter decisions. Along the way, the book introduces the inventor who created the cubicle, the president who brought down the world’s most dangerous criminal, and the teenager who single-handedly transformed professional tennis—vivid stories that offer unexpected revelations on achieving workplace excellence. Brimming with counterintuitive insights and actionable recommendations, The Best Place to Work offers employees and executives alike game-changing advice for working smarter and turning any organization—regardless of its size, budgets, or ambitions—into an extraordinary workplace.

The Miracle Morning for Writers

How to Build a Writing Ritual That Increases Your Impact and Your Income (Before 8AM)

Author: Hal Elrod,Steve Scott,Honoree Corder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781942589051

Category:

Page: 204

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Need to find "more time" to write--without sacrificing the important things? Looking to consistently discover great book ideas? Wish you could generate a steady income from your words..."or" increase what you already make? The solution to these questions is to change what you do first thing in the morning. And that's why you should read "The Miracle Morning for Writers: How to Build a Writing Ritual That Increases Your Impact and Income (Before 8AM)." "The Miracle Morning for Writers" combines Hal Elrod's global phenomenon with Steve Scott's proven writing habit techniques (which helped him get on the "Wall Street Journal" bestsellers list). You learn how to take charge of your morning and maximize "the rest of the day" for your writing efforts. Here's what you'll discover in "The Miracle Morning for Writers: " How a morning routine can change "every" area of your life (Including your health, happiness, finances and relationships). The proven strategy for "finding the time" to write--even if you have a full-time job. "Our" method for selling lots of books (and the 8-step process to build it). Steve's favorite app for tracking your great ideas "and" researching your next book. Hal's process for overcoming the limiting beliefs that hold you back from success. "Flow state" and how it can forever eradicate writer's block. You will also learn: 4 business models perfect for writers, how to get started, and which one "we" recommend. The 10-step process for publishing a book that readers love. 6 tools for improving your writing skills. 2 techniques for doubling (even tripling) your daily word count total. How to find the "80/20" of your book-based business. "The Miracle Morning for Writers" is your key to building a writing habit that will increase both your income "and" the value you provide to the world. So take the next step in your writing journey by clicking the "Buy Now" button at the top of the page!

Permissionless Innovation: The Continuing Case for Comprehensive Technological Freedom

Author: Adam Thierer

Publisher: Mercatus Center at George Mason University

ISBN: 1942951248

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 214

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Will innovators be forced to seek the blessing of public officials before they develop and deploy new devices and services, or will they be generally left free to experiment with new technologies and business models? In this book, Adam Thierer argues that if the former disposition, “the precautionary principle,” trumps the latter, “permissionless innovation,” the result will be fewer services, lower-quality goods, higher prices, diminished economic growth, and a decline in the overall standard of living. When public policy is shaped by “precautionary principle” reasoning, it poses a serious threat to technological progress, economic entrepreneurialism, and long-run prosperity. By contrast, permissionless innovation has fueled the success of the Internet and much of the modern tech economy in recent years, and it is set to power the next great industrial revolution—if we let it.

Process

The Writing Lives of Great Authors

Author: Sarah Stodola

Publisher: Amazon Publishing

ISBN: 9781477801086

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 270

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Ernest Hemingway, Zadie Smith, Joan Didion, Franz Kafka, David Foster Wallace, and more. In Process, acclaimed journalist Sarah Stodola examines the creative methods of literature's most transformative figures. Each chapter contains a mini biography of one of the world's most lauded authors, focused solely on his or her writing process. Unlike how-to books that preach writing techniques or rules, Process puts the true methods of writers on display in their most captivating incarnation: within the context of the lives from which they sprang. Drawn from both existing material and original research and interviews, Stodola brings to light the fascinating, unique, and illuminating techniques behind these literary behemoths.

Predictable Revenue

Turn Your Business Into a Sales Machine with the $100 Million Best Practices of Salesforce.com

Author: Aaron Ross,Marylou Tyler

Publisher: Pebblestorm

ISBN: 9780984380213

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 198

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Discover the outbound sales process that, in just a few years, helped add $100 million in recurring revenue to Salesforce.com, almost doubling their enterprise growth...with zero cold calls. This is NOT just another book about how to cold call or close deals. This is an entirely new kind of sales bible for CEOs, entrepreneurs and sales VPs to help you build a sales machine. What does it take for your sales team to generate as many highly-qualified new leads as you want, create predictable revenue, and meet your financial goals without your constant focus and attention? Predictable Revenue has the answers!

Social Entrepreneurship For Dummies

Author: Mark Durieux,Robert Stebbins

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470632505

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 364

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Discover how to bring social responsibility to your business In today's business world, your bottom line isn't measured by your company's financial performance alone. Social Entrepreneurship For Dummies shows you how to implement social responsibility to your business plan in order to increase your bottom line. This book helps any social entrepreneur gain the necessary skills needed to change the system and spread the solution, while providing explanations of the most successful business tools being used today. A complete reference on the ideas and processes associated with social entrepreneurship Provides a foundation and business plan for those looking to create their own socially oriented business venture Social Entrepreneurship For Dummies gives you the trusted and friendly advice you need to get on your way toward social responsibility!

The Ultimate Player's Guide to Skylanders Trap Team (Unofficial Guide)

Author: Hayley Camille,James Floyd Kelly

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 0134216199

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 416

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Skylanders™ Trap Team: An Epic Adventure Awaits You! The magical floating islands of Skylands await you! But if you really want to master Skylanders Trap Team, you need a great guide. Here it is! Whether you’re young or old, you’ll love how this book offers everything you need to know to thrive in Skylands. It’ll help you discover the Skylanders’ most powerful new secrets–and it’s so easy! This book is packed with full-color pictures and great step-by-step instructions from Hayley “SkyPanda” Camille! She’ll help you get started, meet the characters, master your best strategies, and lots more! Get started fast! See what each of Trap Team’s characters can do Master the elements: Life, Water, Fire, Air, Earth, Tech, Undead, Magic, Light, and Dark Get ready for Doom Challenges and Arena Battles Capture villains in the Traptanium Portal Play as a villain yourself Find golden hordes, trophies, jewels, soul gems, scrolls, and more Beat other characters in Skystones Smash Unlock tricky Lock Puzzles Explore Skylanders Academy Expand your game with new Adventure Packs Challenge Kaos and ultimately defeat him! Skylanders™ Trap Team is a trademark of Activision Publishing Inc. This book was not created by nor is endorsed by Activision.

Information Doesn't Want to Be Free

Laws for the Internet Age

Author: Cory Doctorow

Publisher: McSweeney's

ISBN: 1940450780

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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“Filled with wisdom and thought experiments and things that will mess with your mind.” — Neil Gaiman, author of The Graveyard Book and American Gods In sharply argued, fast-moving chapters, Cory Doctorow’s Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free takes on the state of copyright and creative success in the digital age. Can small artists still thrive in the Internet era? Can giant record labels avoid alienating their audiences? This is a book about the pitfalls and the opportunities that creative industries (and individuals) are confronting today — about how the old models have failed or found new footing, and about what might soon replace them. An essential read for anyone with a stake in the future of the arts, Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free offers a vivid guide to the ways creativity and the Internet interact today, and to what might be coming next. This book is DRM-free.

Trend-Driven Innovation

Beat Accelerating Customer Expectations

Author: Henry Mason,David Mattin,Maxwell Luthy,Delia Dumitrescu

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119076323

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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Trend-Driven Innovation Beat accelerating customer expectations. Every business leader, entrepreneur, innovator, and marketer wants to know where customers are headed. The problem? The received wisdom on how to find out is wrong. In this startling new book, the team at TrendWatching share a powerful, counter-intuitive truth: to discover what people want next, stop looking at customers and start looking at businesses. That means learning how to draw powerful insights from the way leading brands and disruptive startups—from Apple to Uber, Chipotle to Patagonia—redefine customer expectations. Sharing the secrets that have led thousands of the world's most successful brands and agencies to rely on TrendWatching for over a decade, Trend-Driven Innovation is the book that will reconfigure your view of the business world forever. You'll learn: How to spot emerging trends using three crucial building blocks, and how to recognize the expectation gaps that herald opportunity. Why most professionals focus on precisely the wrong trends and innovations, and how to avoid this. How to turn trends and insights into innovations that customers will love. Amid the endless change that defines today's business environment, opportunity is everywhere. Highly practical, and featuring real-world examples from around the world, Trend-Driven Innovation is the actionable, battle-tested manual that will enable you harness those opportunities time after time. Setting you up to build an organization that matters, products customers love, and campaigns people can't stop talking about.

The Shadow Factory

The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America

Author: James Bamford

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385528396

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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James Bamford has been the preeminent expert on the National Security Agency since his reporting revealed the agency’s existence in the 1980s. Now Bamford describes the transformation of the NSA since 9/11, as the agency increasingly turns its high-tech ears on the American public. The Shadow Factory reconstructs how the NSA missed a chance to thwart the 9/11 hijackers and details how this mistake has led to a heightening of domestic surveillance. In disturbing detail, Bamford describes exactly how every American’s data is being mined and what is being done with it. Any reader who thinks America’s liberties are being protected by Congress will be shocked and appalled at what is revealed here. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Soft Cage

Surveillance in America, From Slavery to the War on Terror

Author: Christian Parenti

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465009891

Category: History

Page: 288

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On a typical day, you might make a call on a cell phone, withdraw money at an ATM, visit the mall, and make a purchase with a credit card. Each of these routine transactions leaves a digital trail for government agencies and businesses to access. As cutting-edge historian and journalist Christian Parenti points out, these everyday intrusions on privacy, while harmless in themselves, are part of a relentless (and clandestine) expansion of routine surveillance in American life over the last two centuries-from controlling slaves in the old South to implementing early criminal justice and tracking immigrants. Parenti explores the role computers are playing in creating a whole new world of seemingly benign technologies-such as credit cards, website "cookies," and electronic toll collection-that have expanded this trend in the twenty-first century. The Soft Cage offers a compelling, vitally important history lesson for every American concerned about the expansion of surveillance into our public and private lives.

The Denial of Death

Author: Ernest Becker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 141659034X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

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Winner of the Pulitzer prize in 1974 and the culmination of a life's work, The Denial of Death is Ernest Becker's brilliant and impassioned answer to the "why" of human existence. In bold contrast to the predominant Freudian school of thought, Becker tackles the problem of the vital lie -- man's refusal to acknowledge his own mortality. In doing so, he sheds new light on the nature of humanity and issues a call to life and its living that still resonates more than twenty years after its writing.

Cities Under Siege

The New Military Urbanism

Author: Stephen Graham

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1844677621

Category: Architecture

Page: 402

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A powerful exposé of how political violence operates through the spaces of urban life. Cities are the new battleground of our increasingly urban world. From the slums of the global South to the wealthy financial centers of the West, Cities Under Siege traces the spread of political violence through the sites, spaces, infrastructure and symbols of the world’s rapidly expanding metropolitan areas. Drawing on a wealth of original research, Stephen Graham shows how Western militaries and security forces now perceive all urban terrain as a conflict zone inhabited by lurking shadow enemies. Urban inhabitants have become targets that need to be continually tracked, scanned and controlled. Graham examines the transformation of Western armies into high-tech urban counter-insurgency forces. He looks at the militarization and surveillance of international borders, the use of ‘security’ concerns to suppress democratic dissent, and the enacting of legislation to suspend civilian law. In doing so, he reveals how the New Military Urbanism permeates the entire fabric of urban life, from subway and transport networks hardwired with high-tech ‘command and control’ systems to the insidious militarization of a popular culture corrupted by the all-pervasive discourse of ‘terrorism.’

The FINTECH Book

The Financial Technology Handbook for Investors, Entrepreneurs and Visionaries

Author: Susanne Chishti,Janos Barberis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111921887X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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"The reader will learn about key developments in the industry and obtain insights of cutting-edge practitioners whether entrepreneurs, investors, or advisors in the retail/commercial banking/investment banking and asset management space"--