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In these difficult times, there's only one proven path to ridiculous amounts of money: Cheating. Everyone's doing it--from sleazy CEOs to 'roided-up home run kings, silicone-enhanced starlets, and backroom-dealing congressmen--so why not you? Get Rich Cheating is your definitive guide to the illegal, immoral, and fun, detailing the schemes that have proven time and time again to generate more cash than God, Google, and the Treasury combined. No one ever bought a fleet of Bentleys with hard work, perseverance, and honesty. Simply by purchasing this book, you've already done more than most "ethical" people dare. Open it, savor the moment, and inhale deeply in the musk of your impending wealth--it's time to Get Rich Cheating.
The Internet is arguably the most powerful business tool in the history of mankind. You can use it to make money, save money, and create new revenue streams quickly and easily, often with no start-up capital. The Internet is changing the way business is conducted and fortunes are made! Get Rich Click! shows you how to jump in and begin making money online immediately. Author Marc Ostrofsky is an entrepreneur and Internet pioneer whose companies make $75 million annually. He outlines the strategies that made him a multimillionaire despite having no technical skills and never creating a single website. His key to success: "Know your strengths, outsource your weaknesses, and know what you don't know." Using real-life examples from people of all ages and walks of life who have made their fortunes online, this engaging guide gives you step-by-step instructions for achieving financial success. You'll learn hundreds of unique ways to make money online with Facebook, Twitter, and other social sites, domain names, Pay Per Click, digitally based products, ways to make money with no money--even how to get a check each month from Google! He teaches: The key to financial success in our Internet-based economy is "Learn More, Earn MoreTM." If you think you've missed the window of opportunity in the digital world, Marc Ostrofsky says otherwise. Everyone has the capacity to learn and profit in the new economy--no matter what their skills, knowledge, or experience. Now is the time to change your ideas about making money, accumulating wealth, and taking control of your financial future. Let Marc Ostrofsky show you the way in Get Rich Click!
Get Rid of the Performance Review!: How Companies Can Stop Intimidating, Start Managing-and Focus on What Really Mattersby Samuel A. Culbert Lawrence Rout
The performance review. It is one of the most insidious, most damaging, and yet most ubiquitous of corporate activities. We all hate it. And yet nobody does anything about it. Until now. . . Straight-talking Sam Culbert, management guru and UCLA professor, minces no words as he puts managers on notice that -- with the performance review as their weapon of choice -- they have built a corporate culture based on intimidation and fear. Teaming up with Wall Street Journal Senior Editor Lawrence Rout, he shows us why performance reviews are bogus and how they undermine both creativity and productivity. And he puts a good deal of the blame squarely on human resources professionals, who perpetuate the very practice that they should be trying to eliminate. But Culbert does more than merely tear down. He also offers a substitute -- the performance preview -- that will actually accomplish the tasks that performance reviews were supposed to, but never will: holding people accountable for their actions and their results, and giving managers and their employees the kind of feedback they need for improving their skills and to give the company more of what it needs. With passion, humor, and a rare insight into what motivates all of us to do our best, Culbert offers all of us a chance to be better managers, better employees and, indeed, better people. Culbert has long said his goal is to make the world of work fit for human consumption. "Get Rid of the Performance Review!" shows us how to do just that.
Loan shark Chili Palmer didn't say anything when Ray Bones stole his leather jacket from Vesuvio's in Miami. He just went to Ray's house, broke his nose, took the jacket, and left. Twelve years later, on account of his boss getting whacked, Chili finds himself working for Bones and ordered to collect on a bad debt from Leo Devoe, a guy who died in a plane crash. But it turns out Leo isn't dead; he's in Las Vegas with the $300,000 the airline paid to his wife. So Chili follows him to Vegas and then on to Hollywood, where he hooks up with movie producers, actors, and studio execs. Getting Leo becomes a movie pitch unfolding in a city where every move you make is a potential scene, and making it big isn't all that different from making your bones: You gotta know who to pitch, who to hit, and how to knock 'em dead.
Learn the basic facts behind alcohol, including its history, its legitimate uses and legal status, signs of addiction and dependence, addiction treatment options, prevention tools for parents, and much more. Although drinking is legal and socially acceptable for adults, alcohol is still one of the most heavily used and abused addictive substances by both adults and young people. In this Hazelden Quick Guide, expert resources and information come together in an engaging and accessible e-book short.Topics include:What alcohol is and where various types of liquor comes fromThe history of alcohol's use and abuseChanging cultural, social, and legal factorsDefinitions of normal use, abuse, and dependence, with information on prevention and advice for parentsHow alcohol works, including its health effects and what makes it so addictiveIntervention and effective treatment methodsRelapse prevention tools for those recovering from substance use disorder
Learn the basic facts behind the dangers of heroin abuse, including the history of heroin and other opiates, its legitimate medical uses, signs of addiction and dependence, addiction treatment options, prevention tools for parents, and much more. With heroin abuse on the rise as prescription painkillers become more tightly regulated, what are the basic facts we need to know about this dangerous and highly addictive drug? In this Get Smart Quick Guide, expert resources and information come together in an engaging and accessible e-book short. Topics include:What heroin is and where the entire class of opiates comes fromThe history of heroin's use and abuseChanging cultural, social, and legal factorsDefinitions of normal use, abuse, and dependence, with information on prevention and advice for parentsHow heroin works, including its health effects and what makes it so addictiveIntervention and effective treatment methodsRelapse prevention tools for recovering dependents and addicts
Learn the basic facts behind marijuana, including its history and changing legal status, medical uses, signs of abuse and dependence, treatment options, prevention tools for parents, and much more. With changing legal and social attitudes towards marijuana use, both medicinal and recreational, what are the basic facts we need to know about the health effects and potential dangers of marijuana use? In this Get Smart Quick Guide, expert resources and information come together in an engaging and accessible e-book short. Topics include:What marijuana is and where the entire cannabis family of drugs come fromThe history of marijuana's use and abuseChanging cultural, social, and legal factorsDefinitions of normal use, abuse, and dependence, with information on prevention and advice for parentsHow marijuana works, including its health effects and what makes it so prone to abuse and dependenceIntervention and effective treatment methodsRelapse prevention tools for recovering dependents and addicts
Learn the basic facts behind the dangers of synthetic drugs, including bath salts, synthetic marijuana, and other emerging drugs, their chemistry and harmful effects, signs of addiction and dependence, addiction treatment options, prevention tools for parents, and much more. With synthetic drugs like bath salts and synthetic marijuana, as well as other emerging drugs, becoming increasingly available and harder to regulate, what are the basic facts we need to know? In this Get Smart Quick Guide, expert resources and information come together in an engaging and accessible e-book short. Topics include:What synthetic drugs are and why they're so difficult for healthcare professionals and authorities to identify and regulateThe history of their use and abuseChanging cultural, social, and legal factorsDefinitions of use, abuse, and dependence, with information on prevention and advice for parentsHow the drugs work, including their health effects and what makes them so addictiveIntervention and effective treatment methodsRelapse prevention tools for recovering dependents and addicts
Dark and lovely Angelica Chappee was brought up right by her loving grandparents. Still reeling from the shock of losing the two people she cared for most in this world, she's anything but ready for what's waiting for her in her dear departed "Pop-pop's" will. It turns out her grandfather was rich -- millionaire-rich! And it's all coming to Angelica -- if the innocent, almost-21-and-never-been-kissed Baton Rouge baby can prove that she's no longer a ... Well this is just crazy -- and the last thing she would have expected from that sweet old man! And six days is so little time to go from being Ms. Don't-Touch-Me to Hot Lady Love! But a cool couple mil is a strong incentive. And Juan Delgado, that fine black Puerto Rican prince from the Bronx, NYC, who's down South on family business, would be turning her head anyway, fortune or no. Still, Angelica's a "good" girl -- and gettin' it on with a stranger seems wrong! And now the money is attracting some shady characters with very bad motives ... so Angelica's got something else to worry about besides her virtue! Smart, sexy, fast, and fun, Nina Foxx's Get Some Love is a pure delight.
Christopher Columbus needed a sponsor for a dangerous expedition, but the king of Portugal wasn't interested. He repackaged his proposal for the queen of Spain. She put Columbus on retainer, and the rest is history. Columbus may not have been the first to discover America, but he had a great publicist.That's where Jeff Blumenfeld comes in. For many years, using a PR specialty called adventure marketing, Jeff has connected explorers and their projects with corporate sponsors looking to demonstrate product performance in extreme conditions. His book takes the reader from Erik Weihenmayer's expedition to be the first blind man to summit Mount Everest, to the first confirmed dogsled expedition of the North Pole, to Audrey Mestre's deadly free dive expedition off Bayahibe beach in the Dominican Republic. You Want to Go Where? is the only book that not only takes you behind the scenes of some of the most dangerous adventure expeditions in recent years, but also shows how you can fund and arrange your own trip, including details on everything from grants to sponsorships.For anyone who's ever had a dream to scale the tallest mountain or cross the largest ocean, You Want to Go Where? is your ticket. Full of fascinating stories and practical advice, it's ideal for armchair explorers and budding adventurers alike.
Suitable both for those just considering the prospect and those who are already fascinated beekeepers, this guide to setting up, maintaining and maximising bees in the back garden is an indispensable and readable bible of information and practical advice. It covers everything from bee behaviour to what to do with honey, and balances all the background context on bee biology with the day-to-day and seasonal practicalities of running hives in any location, in the country or the city, and for colonies of all sizes. Supporting resources include a 'bee calendar', troubleshooting section, illustrations, photos, a glossary and details of courses and organizations, in an essential guide for anyone who is fascinated by the ancient ways of the apiarist. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of beekeeping. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Get Started in Latin is the course to follow if you are taking your first steps in Latin, whether classical or medieval. Follow a Latin story set in a medieval monastery, where conspiracy unfolds in the cloisters, Vikings threaten to attack, and young lovers set out to unmask the villains. And discover the principal authors of classical Latin and read quotations from their writings. This pack includes a book and an MP3 CD-ROM. You can download the audio files on this disc from your computer to an MP3 player or play the disc in an MP3-compatible CD player. The audio contains readings of the story and of the classical authors (you will learn the grammar and vocabulary in the book, not in the audio). All the Latin we are left with now are seemingly lifeless letters on a page or in stone. In its day Latin was a language to be heard: readings in the ancient world were recitals and performances - poems, speeches, histories even. So while you may not need the audio to learn the ABC of the language, you do if you want to experience and enjoy Latin to the full. And how do we know how it sounded? Find out inside. The ideal course to learn Latin if you're a beginner, this new edition includes: -An introduction to classical Latin authors - ancient writers like Cicero, Tacitus and Virgil -A medieval story : a Latin 'whodunnit' - practising each new point of language -Grammatical explanations and vocabulary support in each unit -Lots of exercises - to practise each new point of language -Discover how Latin evolved through the centuries - and its immense impact on English -Listen to the story and the classical authors on audio - to experience the sound of Latin "The best part of the book is its lively narrative...As carefully graded passages [the story sections] are much more useful than another collection I have used. The practice sections are excellent." Dr Conrad O'Briain, Trinity College Dublin "Absolutely THE best book for beginners." Amazon reviewer Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
The only truly practical guide to Reiki available, this approachable introduction gives plenty of guidance on using Reiki for healing practices for yourself and others, with insight into techniques in health, illness and the initiation process. Real-life case studies reveal the success of the practice and the ability of the author to teach and inspire, and this is the ideal book for anyone who is interested in practising or even becoming a Reiki Master. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of reiki. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
This book is an essential companion for any aspiring songwriter, and is ideal for those with no formal musical education. Covering every genre of popular contemporary music, from rock and pop to musical theatre and country/western, it tracks everything from what harnessing your creative potential to finding a hook and selling, performing and promoting your songs. It also offers some material for those at a slightly more advanced level who'd like to understand things such as chords and sequencing. With straightforward notation, this accessible guide from a professional songwriter will prove indispensable for creating and peforming your own songs. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of songwriting. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
A new edition of Be A Great Stand-Up, now fully revised and updated with new material on setting up and running a comedy night and mining almost any subject for jokes. Logan Murray has successfully taught the techniques of stand-up comedy to thousands, and in this book he distils his years of experience into the essential skills for a great and enjoyable performance. He will help you find your creative streak and your funny side, build the confidence to deliver, and explain the finer details of stagecraft, from dealing with hecklers to coping with props. There is a full guide to the practicalities, from finding gigs to securing an agent, with plenty of valuable hints, tips and advice. Drawing on Logan's years of teaching and his own successful stand-up career, with top tips from some of the most well-known people in the business, it is guaranteed to bring a smile to both your face and that of your future audience. As well as full updates throughout the book, this new edition contains fresh material on how to set up and run a comedy night, mine any subject for jokes and advice on festivals.
This is an authoritative and engaging introduction to writing science fiction and fantasy for the complete beginner. This book provides all the information, guidance, and advice you need to write great science fiction to captivate your readers. It will help you understand how the genre works, the big dos and don'ts - as well as giving you the inspiration and motivation you actually need to write. Written by a leading Science Fiction novelist and a Professor in Creative Writing at the University of London - you'll discover how to let your creativity flow, create incredible worlds, and get your novel finished.
Body by Jake's Guide to Building Confidence, Muscles, and a Great Future for Teenage Guys
Classic favorites, current pop films, hidden gems--they're all part of this new edition of the popular guide to watching and enjoying movies. Newly expanded and updated to include independent films, documentaries, and special effects, Get the Picture? clearly explains techniques used to tell stories throughout cinematic history, then discusses how modern filmmakers are adapting those traditions today. In his witty and engaging text, author Jim Piper explains key concepts of film and uses fascinating side-by-side comparisons to explore relationships between movies as disparate as The Great Train Robbery and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, High Noon and Blood Diamond, Raise the Red Lantern and The Pursuit of Happyness--and all movies discussed are easily available on DVD for further study. Entertaining, readable, and full of insight, Get the Picture? will inspire readers to watch movies with a new sense of discovery and excitement.
In this day and age, when fat is blamed for all our health problems, it's often easy to forget that salt can also be a dietary culprit. While salt is necessary for both bodily and cellular function, and is certainly crucial to the satisfying taste of some of our favorite foods, recent research shows that its excess consumption can also lead to hypertension, strokes, and a variety of cardiovascular problems. In Get the Salt Out, nationally recognized nutritionist Ann Louise Gittleman reveals 501 ways to avoid excess salt intake by serving a variety of delicious low-sodium foods, taking advantage of tasty salt substitutes and steering clear of many surprising hidden sources of salt. She provides more than fifty delicious recipes for low-sodium foods, which will add healthful new staples to the diet of anyone who wants to "get the salt out. " Other features include: ¸ Advice on how to use herbs effectively to reduce sodium intake ¸ Tips for reading labels to expose salt where it is hidden in ingredient lists, as well as other points of supermarket salt savvy ¸ Ways to reduce the salt level in your water ¸ Advice for avoiding salt when you eat out ¸ Tips for dealing with stress and other impediments you may face in your efforts to get the salt out ¸ A week-long menu plan ¸ A resource section Get the Salt Out has all the tips, menu plans and recipes to help you enjoy real foods again and create meals that both your taste buds and your body can truly savor!
In this new edition of the bestselling Get the Sugar Out, nationally renowned nutritionist and well-known author Ann Louise Gittleman explains that sugar not only contributes to weight gain but also to mood swings, weakened immunity, diabetes, some cancers, and cardiovascular disease. Here she offers 501 simple, resourceful, and practical tips for cutting sugar from your diet, giving you the knowledge and inspiration you need to live a healthier life. A few of Gittleman's basic ways to cut sugar include:* Eat more meals at home, so you can oversee the ingredients and avoid hidden sugars* If you have a sweet tooth, try tricking it by chewing on a cinnamon stick* Be a food detective; don't trust "sugar free" or "fat free" labels* Cut down on salt not only to be healthier but because it helps cut out sugar cravings* Don't exchange sugar for artificial sweeteners; as you'll find out here, many are harmfulWith type II diabetes at an all-time high, cutting sugar from your diet is imperative. Get the Sugar Out is your solution for treatment and prevention: a unique, practical guide to a healthy and happy low-sugar lifestyle.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Is Mrs. Otis leaving the second grade -- and being replaced by a student teacher? Not if Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield have their way. They plan to have everyone in class make life miserable for Ms. Kovac so she won't want the job. And the plan works! Then Jessica finds out that Ms. Kovac won't be teaching ever again because she can't seem to handle kids. Now Jessica feels terrible. But can the class help Ms. Kovac -- without losing Mrs.Otis?
Absence makes the heart grow fonder . . . and the passion burn hotter! No one ever said long-distance love was easy, and after being apart for two years, Edie and Ty are more than ready for some time together--especially on Valentine's Day. Now counting down the hours until their passionate reunion, they're keeping each other company with steamy letters describing just how much they've missed one another . . . and not leaving out any of the scorching details. As their erotic journeys come to a scintillating conclusion, both Edie and Ty are about to discover that getting there is half the fun . . .
Johansen explains the importance of tuning into the future for business, government, and nonprofit leaders wanting to solve problems in the current world of "volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. " He details how to implement the Institute for the Future's Foresight to Insight to Action Cycle, including an explanation of ten-year forecasting, the Institute's map of the future, differences between problems and dilemmas, and using strategies such as stories, immersion experiences, and small-group workshops to gain insight and inspire others. The process in action is then described, using examples from the Institute's experiences with leaders in companies, government agencies, foundations, and nonprofits. Johansen is associated with the Institute for the Future, a nonprofit research group in Silicon Valley. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Read Linda Hirshman's posts on the Penguin Blog. Does changing a toddler 's diapers count as a fulfilling job? Is the glass ceiling that keeps women from advancing in their careers actually located in the home? In Get to Work, a book that instantly ignited a firestorm of debate, Hirshman cogently argues that "opting out" of the workplace is a form of self-betrayal. Combining a hard-hitting critique of traditional feminism with practical advice to help stay-at-home moms find satisfying, well-paying work, this book will be as era-defining as The Feminine Mystique. .
The sun is coming up, and a sleepy rooster is nowhere to be found....It's a good thing he has a clever group of friends to help!
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