Duty or love? Will a guard make the right choice? Becky needs a scoop to make her mark in the journalism world and gets her chance when she´s hired as a nurse for a top-secret clinic hidden in the Rockies. What she doesn´t expect is to become one of the patients and kept prisoner. The doctors are playing God and have found a way to change people. Change them into something else. In her case, she becomes a mermaid. The only one of her kind and about to be sold to the highest bidder unless she can convince the man guarding her to set her free. Jett ain´t no hero, yet, he finds himself rescuing Becky, over and over. Even starts liking the talkative nurse, which is a bad idea. He knows better than to get involved with a woman. Didn´t his daddy teach him love always hurts? It hurts, alright, especially because he ends up having to make a choice; doing his job or protecting Becky. Is it even possible for a man to love a mermaid? Might be time to take some scuba diving lessons to find out.
Discover the secrets to influencing the performance of the people you lead Managers don´t get paid for what they do but rather for the performance of their people; therefore, a manager´s most important job is coaching behaviors in order to improve performance. In People Follow You managers will learn five easily understood and implemented levers critical to influencing the performance of the people they lead. Ultimately, people follow people that they like, trust, and believe in. Understand how to build stronger relationships with direct and indirect reports that lead to loyalty, higher productivity, and long-term development. Relevant to middle and high level managers, People Follow You provides a foundation for managing people. Practical lessons help managers employ winning interpersonal skills to move others to take action. - Learn how to leverage the basics of interpersonal relationships to inspire others to take action - Get a simple and actionable formula for connecting with employees and indirect reports and gaining their buy-in through the use of personal power vs. the power of authority - Discover the fundamental on-the-job coaching skills that deliver instant performance improvement - Author Jeb Blount is the most downloaded sales expert in iTunes history; his Sales Gravy and Sales Guy audio programs have been downloaded more than 3 million times When all else is stripped away, people don´t work for companies, paychecks, perks, or slogans, people work for you. Become a manager people will follow, and lead your team to greater achievements and measurable gains.
Drawing from the text of the Business Week bestseller Today Matters , this condensed, revised edition boils down John C. Maxwell´s 12 daily practices to their very essence, giving maximum impact in minimal time. Presented in a quick-read format, this version is designed to be read cover to cover in one sitting or taken in as brief lessons in a few spare minutes each day. It covers such topics as: -- Priorities -- Health -- Family -- Finances -- Values -- Growth Readers will learn how to make decisions on important matters and apply those decisions daily to put them on a path to more successful, productive, and fulfilling lives.
Las cartas secretas del monje que vendió su Ferrari descubre revelaciones sobre cómo recuperar tu poder personal y entregarte sin miedo a tus sueños. Jonathan Landry está cada vez más agobiado por su trabajo y por su matrimonio fracasado. Un día su madre le pide que se reúna urgentemente con su tío, Julian Mantle, a quien casi no conoce. Hace años Julian, un abogado de gran éxito, decidió vender todas sus posesiones, incluido su flamante Ferrari, y se refugió en un monasterio del Himalaya. Ahora Julian necesita la ayuda de Jonathan. Le ruega que viaje a diferentes lugares del mundo para recoger nueve talismanes, cada uno acompañado de una carta. Estas contienen los secretos extraordinarios que Julian descubrió como monje y que pueden salvar vidas. El viaje singular de Jonathan incluirá visitas a los salones de tango de Buenos Aires, a las catacumbas encantadas de París, a los rascacielos ultramodernos de Shanghái y al desierto místico de Sedona. El autor de El monje que vendió su Ferrari nos ofrece la historia imponente de Jonathan y de cómo aprende a vivir de verdad. «No hay personas vivas que estén de más en este mundo. Cada uno de nosotros está aquí por un motivo, por un propósito especial, para cumplir una misión. Sí, construye una vida hermosa para ti y para quienes amas. Sí, sé feliz y pásalo muy bien. Y sí, ten éxito. Siempre siguiendo tus principios y no tanto los que te sugiere la sociedad. Pero, sobre todas las cosas, sé importante. Haz que tu vida trascienda, sé útil. Y sé de utilidad al máximo número de personas. Es la forma en que cada uno de nosotros puede pasar del reino de lo común a las alturas de lo extraordinario.» ENGLISH DESCRIPTION Published in over fifty-one languages, with more than four million copies sold, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari has touched people around the world. Published to coincide with the fifteenth anniversary of the very first The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari book, Robin Sharma has written a powerful and moving fable that will resonate with readers now and for years to come. When the now-famous character of Julian Mantle falls ill, he sends his nephew on an international adventure to retrieve Julian´s mementoes and secret letters-writings that reflect what he has learned over many years about living a remarkable life, a collection that may become his legacy. A moving and fascinating journey from the Bosphorus River in Turkey to a remote fishing community in India to the catacombs of Paris, The Secret Letters of the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari offers transformational lessons for happiness and true success and shows readers how to live an authentic and meaningful life.
The award-winning New York Times bestseller about the extraordinary things that can happen when we harness the power of both the brain and the heart Growing up in the high desert of California, Jim Doty was poor, with an alcoholic father and a mother chronically depressed and paralyzed by a stroke. Today he is the director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University, of which the Dalai Lama is a founding benefactor. But back then his life was at a dead end until at twelve he wandered into a magic shop looking for a plastic thumb. Instead he met Ruth, a woman who taught him a series of exercises to ease his own suffering and manifest his greatest desires. Her final mandate was that he keep his heart open and teach these techniques to others. She gave him his first glimpse of the unique relationship between the brain and the heart. Doty would go on to put Ruth´s practices to work with extraordinary results-power and wealth that he could only imagine as a twelve-year-old, riding his orange Sting-Ray bike. But he neglects Ruth´s most important lesson, to keep his heart open, with disastrous results-until he has the opportunity to make a spectacular charitable contribution that will virtually ruin him. Part memoir, part science, part inspiration, and part practical instruction, Into the Magic Shop shows us how we can fundamentally change our lives by first changing our brains and our hearts.
What happens when Big Data is made open to YOU? Discover how Open Data can benefit you, your business, and your brand ´´Open Data Now is an instant classic-essential reading.´´ --Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence andFocus What is Open Data? Open Data is the world´sgreatest free resource--unprecedented access to thousands of databases--and it is one of the most revolutionary developments since the Information Age began. Combining two major trends--the exponential growth of digital data and the emerging culture of disclosure and transparency--Open Data gives you and your business full access toinformation that has never been available to the average person until now. Unlike most Big Data, Open Data is transparent, accessible, and reusable in ways that give it the power to transform business, government, and society. Open Data Now is an essential guide to understanding all kinds of open databases--business,government, science, technology, retail, social media, and more--and using those resources to your best advantage. You´ll learn how to tap crowds for fast innovation, conduct research through open collaboration, and manage and market your business in a transparent marketplace. Open Data is open for business--and the opportunities are as big and boundless as the Internet itself. This powerful, practical book shows you how to harness the power of Open Data in a variety of applications: * HOT STARTUPS: turn government data intoprofitable ventures * SAVVY MARKETING: understand how reputationaldata drives your brand * DATA-DRIVEN INVESTING: apply new tools forbusiness analysis * CONSUMER IN FORMATION: connect with yourcustomers using smart disclosure * GREEN BUSINESS: use data to bet on sustainablecompanies * FAST R&D: turn the online world into yourresearch lab * NEW OPPORTUNITIES: explore open fields fornew businesses Whether you´re a marketing professional who wants to stay on top of what´s trending, a budding entrepreneur with a billion-dollar idea and limited resources, or a struggling business owner trying to stay competitive in a changing global market--or if you just want to understand the cutting edge of information technology--Open Data Now offers a wealth of big ideas, strategies, and techniques that wouldn´t have been possible before OpenData leveled the playing field. The revolution is here and it´s now. It´s Open Data Now. PRAISE FOR OPEN DATA NOW ´´In Open Data Now, Joel Gurin presents a strategy for success in the coming era of massivedata. Open Data gives business unprecedented power to understand customers and earn their trust. Any organization that wants to connect with the people it serves needs these lessons. Open Data Now is an instant classic-essential reading for entrepreneurs, small business owners, corporate executives, or anyone who needs to understand this new information reality.´´ -- Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence andFocus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence ´´Data is the new oil of the Internet, yet much of it is locked up because of habits inherited from the days of index cards and filing cabinets. In Open Data Now, Joel Gurin, who lives at the epicenter of this new data-driven world, describes how these hidden resources canbe transformed into public wealth and vibrant commerce, and gives us a road map for making it happen. This book will convert you to a new way of thinking about data and open your eyes to huge new possibilities.´´ -- Alex ´´Sandy´´ Pentland, Director, MIT Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program ´´This compelling and cutting-edge book is a must-read for anyone following the panoply of issues swirling around personal and public data.´´ -- Josh Gottheimer, General Manager, Strategic Initiatives and Operations, Microsoft ´´Open Data is one of the most important ways in which society can tap information, extract new economic value, and promote government transparency. Joel Gurin has used his wide-ranging expertise to identify the landmarks--and the landmines--in this critical issue of global significance.´´ -- Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier, coauthors of Big Data ´´Joel Gurin is a consumer advocate and big thinker. His insights into the new world of data mining and how it might change our lives give us a very important glimpse into what´s to come in a society where data greases the wheels of its progress and problems.´´ -- Bill Baker, President Emeritus, Educational Broadcasting Corporation
Presents lessons, secrets, tips and tricks - as well as personal anecdotes - that accompany recipes for such classics as fried chicken, beef Stroganoff, roasted spring leg of lamb, hamburger, the crispiest fried fish, chicken soup with dumplings, potato hash with bacon and melted onions, and grilled cheese sandwiches, and buttermilk biscuits.
´´The Gift of the Magi´´ is a short story, about a young married couple and how they deal with the challenge of buying secret Christmas gifts for each other with very little money. As a sentimental story with a moral lesson about gift-giving, it has been a popular one for adaptation, especially for presentation during the Christmas season.
Pip´s life as an ordinary country boy is destined to be unexceptional until a chain of mysterious events lead him away from his humble origins and up the social ladder. Pip´s desire to improve himself is matched only by his longing for the icy-hearted Estella, but secrets from the past impede his progress and he has many hard lessons to learn.