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Hidden Gem (Fever's Edge 17)

By Lynn Hagen
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  • Publisher : Siren-BookStrand
  • Isbn : 1646374738
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  • Category : Fiction
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[Siren Publishing: The Lynn Hagen ManLove Collection: Erotic Romance, Contemporary, Alternative, Paranormal, Werewolves, Romantic Suspense, MM, HEA] Under the ruse of a much-needed vacation, Richie lands himself in Fever’s Edge. He’s stolen something from some very powerful men who want their property back. There was just one problem. If Richie returns it, mankind will be doomed. He never set out to be a hero, and doesn’t consider himself one. He just stumbled his way into this problem, now the Barkley brothers are after him, and Richie must rely on a guy he barely knows to save his life. Darius can’t believe he’s found his mate, and Richie is everything he’s ever dreamed of. When he gets a call that Richie has been attacked, Darius runs to his rescue. Only, Darius ends up the one needing to be saved. That was just the beginning of their problems. He’s one of the chaperons on a two-day camping trip for some teenagers at the local LGBTQ center. But trouble follows them, and now Darius has to figure out how to keep everyone safe. Lynn Hagen is a Siren-exclusive author.

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  • Pages : 186
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 503
  • File Pdf: travel-journalism.pdf

Book Summary:

In the last decade, with the success of review sites and online commentaries and the increased accessibility of travel information online, the job of a traditional travel journalist is being challenged. Travel Journalism closely examines the impact of digital media and technology on this specialist area of journalism and how professionals working in travel media today are adapting to it. Bryan Pirolli draws on a wealth of professional experience to present both practical guidance and a theoretical analysis of travel journalism. Through interviews with content providers – including journalists and bloggers – the book explores new ways of thinking about this profession. Looking at the relationship between travel journalists, social media and influencers, the book asks how travel journalists might rethink their work for more constructive purposes and how they should respond to innovations like the ever-growing sharing economy. The book also explores how journalistic ethics can be preserved as concerns around 'sponsored content' and 'paid influencers' remain widespread. For students and professionals looking to better understand the role of the travel journalist in the digital age, this book is an invaluable resource. Pirolli comprehensively assesses the challenges and the opportunities for success that actors in travel media are now presented with and encourages readers to proactively embrace them.

Monetizing Innovation

By Madhavan Ramanujam,Georg Tacke
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 1119240875
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 665
  • File Pdf: monetizing-innovation.pdf

Book Summary:

Surprising rules for successful monetization Innovation is the most important driver of growth. Today, more than ever, companies need to innovate to survive. But successful innovation—measured in dollars and cents—is a very hard target to hit. Companies obsess over being creative and innovative and spend significant time and expense in designing and building products, yet struggle to monetize them: 72% of innovations fail to meet their financial targets—or fail entirely. Many companies have come to accept that a high failure rate, and the billions of dollars lost annually, is just the cost of doing business. Monetizing Innovations argues that this is tragic, wasteful, and wrong. Radically improving the odds that your innovation will succeed is just a matter of removing the guesswork. That happens when you put customer demand and willingness to pay in the driver seat—when you design the product around the price. It’s a new paradigm, and that opens the door to true game change: You can stop hoping to monetize, and start knowing that you will. The authors at Simon Kucher know what they’re talking about. As the world’s premier pricing and monetization consulting services company, with 800 professionals in 30 cities around the globe, they have helped clients ranging from massive pharmaceuticals to fast-growing startups find success. In Monetizing Innovation, they distil the lessons of thirty years and over 10,000 projects into a practical, nine-step approach. Whether you are a CEO, executive leadership, or part of the team responsible for innovation and new product development, this book is for you, with special sections and checklist-driven summaries to make monetizing innovation part of your company’s DNA. Illustrative case studies show how some of the world’s best innovative companies like LinkedIn, Uber, Porsche, Optimizely, Draeger, Swarovski and big pharmaceutical companies have used principles outlined in this book. A direct challenge to the status quo “spray and pray” style of innovation, Monetizing Innovation presents a practical approach that can be adopted by any organization, in any industry. Most monetizing innovation failure point home. Now more than ever, companies must rethink the practices that have lost countless billions of dollars. Monetizing Innovation presents a new way forward, and a clear promise: Go from hope to certainty.

Feminism and Religion in the 21st Century

By Gina Messina-Dysert,Rosemary Radford Ruether
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1134625316
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 186
  • File Pdf: feminism-and-religion-in-the-21st-century.pdf

Book Summary:

This anthology will explore the new directions of conversations occurring in relation to feminism and religion, as well as the technological modes being utilized to continue dialogue, expand borders, and create new frontiers in feminism. It is a cross generational project bringing together the voices of foremothers with those of the twenty-first century generation of feminist scholars to discuss the changing direction of feminism and religion, new methods of dialogue, and the benefits for society overall.

Secret Manchester

By Phil Page,Ian Littlechilds
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Isbn : 1445640287
  • Pages : 96
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 489
  • File Pdf: secret-manchester.pdf

Book Summary:

The centre of Manchester is an area rich in social and cultural history. Its buildings, streets, churches and alleyways chart the journey from the rise of Victorian wealth through to today's vibrant metropolis, which is the most visited English city outside the capital. This secret trail can easily be completed in the course of a day, and aims to uncover and raise awareness of essential facts and stories surrounding the city centre. Included in this fascinating tour are the Giant's Basin in Castlefield; the site and remains of the Haçienda night club; Manchester heroes like Alan Turing, Mark Addy and Richard Cobden; the political and musical heritage of the Free Trade Hall; hidden delights like the Richmond Tea Rooms; the Manchester Craft Centre; the steepest street in Manchester; and much more to enjoy and explore.

Dancing In The Garden Of The Lotus Sutra

By Margaret Cram-Howie
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gatekeeper Press
  • Isbn : 1619847906
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 148
  • File Pdf: dancing-in-the-garden-of-the-lotus-sutra.pdf

Book Summary:

You're in recovery. You're at a 12-step meeting. And you don't believe in a Judeo-Christian god. Now What? You are not alone. Author and meditation teacher, Margaret Cram-Howie, was in exactly that position. Now a practicing Nichiren Shu Buddhist, Margaret has written a book recounting the beautiful parables of The Lotus Sutra and offering an alternative framework on which to hang the principles of addiction recovery. The reader is guided through the Three Gates of Awareness, Introspection, and Dancing with Impermanence. The recovering addict will find insights, connections, and tools to try out on his or her own unique recovery journey.

When Lightning Strikes Twice

By Melody Leclair
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Word Alive Press
  • Isbn : 1486617573
  • Pages : 248
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 987
  • File Pdf: when-lightning-strikes-twice.pdf

Book Summary:

When the doctor said those two crushing words—bipolar disorder—the only thing rolling around in Melody Leclair’s head was confusion. This could not be happening… not again. With no documented family history of mental illness, the Leclairs now faced the unexpected diagnosis of bipolar disorder in not one, but two of their three children. When Lightning Strikes Twice is an unparalleled memoir with first-person accounts, family perspectives, and collective insights from an extraordinary community of friends and clinicians. Follow this family’s heart-wrenching yet hope-filled journey of finding their new normal. With three teenagers in high school, the Leclairs’ world now included hospitalizations, medication, self-care, and prayer on top of the typical challenges of raising teenagers. Read this heartfelt and authentic family experience of mental illness, punctuated with honesty and humour. You will undoubtedly be captivated, informed, and inspired.

The Art of Mindful Silence

By Adam Ford
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ivy Press
  • Isbn : 1908005157
  • Pages : 144
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 379
  • File Pdf: the-art-of-mindful-silence.pdf

Book Summary:

The Art of Mindful Silence explores our existential search for mindful solitude, what it can mean, and how we can all benefit from peaceful solace. Silence-seeker Adam Ford wisely interrogates the quiet spaces and pauses in life, drawing upon the spirtual use of solitude in religious traditions from Native American intitiation ceremonies to Christian hermitages. He examines the creative power of silence as a source of inner strength and self-knowledge, and also reveals its darker side when used as a political or relationship weapon. Through personal anecdote and practical daily meditations, The Art of Mindful Silence shows how we can all find moments of soothing peace to nourish our spirits in an increasingly chaotic world.

Complex Sciences

By Jie Zhou
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 3642024696
  • Pages : 1237
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 569
  • File Pdf: complex-sciences.pdf

Book Summary:

I was invited to join the Organizing Committee of the First International Conference on Complex Sciences: Theory and Applications (Complex 2009) as its ninth member. At that moment, eight distinguished colleagues, General Co-chairs Eugene Stanley and Gaoxi Xiao, Technical Co-chairs J·nos Kertész and Bing-Hong Wang, Local Co-chairs Hengshan Wang and Hong-An Che, Publicity Team Shi Xiao and Yubo Wang, had spent hundreds of hours pushing the conference half way to its birth. Ever since then, I have been amazed to see hundreds of papers flooding in, reviewed and commented on by the TPC members. Finally, more than 200 contributions were - lected for the proceedings currently in your hands. They include about 200 papers from the main conference (selected from more than 320 submissions) and about 33 papers from the five collated workshops: Complexity Theory of Art and Music (COART) Causality in Complex Systems (ComplexCCS) Complex Engineering Networks (ComplexEN) Modeling and Analysis of Human Dynamics (MANDYN) Social Physics and its Applications (SPA) Complex sciences are expanding their colonies at such a dazzling speed that it - comes literally impossible for any conference to cover all the frontiers.

Half-Retire

By Jim Muehlhausen JD
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Savio Republic
  • Isbn : 1642935662
  • Pages : 389
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 581
  • File Pdf: half-retire.pdf

Book Summary:

Entrepreneur and business coach Jim Muehlhausen has turned his attention to the problems facing experienced business owners. Ten years ago, business owners turning sixty-five were not selling their businesses and retiring. As Jim researched the issues, he found that owners: 1) Simply could not afford to sell the company. 2) Wanted to stay active. 3) Wanted to maintain the business for the employees. By studying thousands of business owners, Jim saw a select few that had shifted from “working income” to “equity income.” Owners earned money by owning the business, not working in it. By collecting their best practices and augmenting them, Jim created the Half-Retire Blueprint. This step-by-step process helps business owners like you create a profitable alternative to selling your business via Half-Retirement, allowing you to shift your focus and find your balance. “Every business owner should consider Half-Retirement if they want to get full value for all their hard work.” —Wayne Breitbarth, Author of the bestseller The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success “Many business owners want to stay involved and active but can’t find a way to extricate themselves from day-to-day office demands. Half-Retire shows you how to transform your mindset, keep your relationships and your income, and work on your own terms.” —Bill Schley, Worldwide Marketing Expert, Author of The Micro-Script Rules “I’ve worked in the exit community for decades and have seen business owners struggle to sell their business for enough to retire comfortably. Half-Retirement is a great solution to help business owners enjoy life and increase wealth.” —Bill Black, Host of Exit Coach Radio

Create the Future + The Innovation Handbook

By Jeremy Gutsche
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Greenleaf Book Group
  • Isbn : 173243915X
  • Pages : 360
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 490
  • File Pdf: create-the-future-the-innovation-handbook.pdf

Book Summary:

Learn to Innovate and Make Real Change In our era of disruption and possibility, there are so many great opportunities within your grasp; however, most smart and successful people miss out. Unfortunately, your capabilities are limited by the seven traps of path dependency, which cause you to repeat past decisions. These traps can limit you from seeing the potential of what could be. If you could overcome these traps, what could you accomplish? How much more successful could you be? Create the Future teaches you how to think disruptively, providing specific steps to create real innovation and change. This book combines Jeremy's high energy, provocative thinking with tactics that have been battle-tested through thousands of his team's projects advising leading innovators like Disney, Starbucks, Amex, IBM, Adidas, Google, and NASA. On top of all that, this is a double-sided book, paired with The Innovation Handbook, a revised edition of Jeremy's award-winning book, Exploiting Chaos.

Secret Britain

By Tom Quinn
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Fox Chapel Publishing
  • Isbn : 160765248X
  • Pages : 250
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 673
  • File Pdf: secret-britain.pdf

Book Summary:

Secret Britain is an exploration of the fascinating and beautiful, yet more obscure and less-visited, corners of the country. Landscapes and heritage sites that receive little coverage in more conventional guides are revealed here in all their glory, and there is a diverse range of locations to suit every mood. Travel from the rugged beaches of Cornwall to the ancient burial sites of the Orkney Islands, and in between encounter an enticing mix of wild hills and spectacular coastlines, ancient castles and stately homes, tiny churches and magnificent abbeys, wide estuaries and hidden valleys, and many other little-known gems that add to the breath-taking landscapes and buildings that make up the heritage of England, Wales and Scotland. Each chapter is accompanied by a lively commentary by Tom Quinn, a full-color map, and Chris Coe's beautiful photography, which captures the unique character of each site. Suggestions for places to stay and nearby attractions are also included.