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These wives are innocent in the ways of love. . . until their husbands awaken a passion they could never have imagined. Discover four sensual tales of love--and lust--in the Innocent Wives Bundle from Harlequin Presents Extra! Bundle includes: Powerful Greek, Unworldly Wife by Sarah Morgan; Ruthlessly Bedded, Forcibly Wedded by Abby Green; Blackmailed Bride, Inexperienced Wife by Annie West; and The British Billionaire's Innocent Bride by Susanne James.
One of the most famous travel books ever written by an American, here is an irreverent and incisive commentary on the "New Barbarians'" encounter with the Old World. Twain's hilarious satire impales with sharp wit both the chauvinist and the cosmopolitan.
How to get to Europe, where to stay, what to see, and a complete country-by-country guide.
Senior CIA analyst Mariah Bolt always resented her famous novelist father, Ben Bolt. But Mariah became the guardian of her father's legacy--never knowing she'd inherited a time bomb. Before she can find out the truth about her father, one old friend will betray her while another will be murdered, and her father's lover will end up dead. Mariah soon sees she's a pawn in a deadly game where the innocent are sacrificed for the bigger prize.
Roark Navarre is ruthless and relentless. He wants beautiful Lia, and he will have her! When he discovers that she is a virgin, taking his prize becomes even sweeter. But the innocent's dark seduction has only just begun! Many years ago, Lia was the innocent victim of Roark's merciless financial ruin of her father. But it's too late for regrets--soon she finds she's carrying his child. She doesn't want Roark, her bitter enemy, to know. Because surely he will do what he's always done--exact his price!
In the thick of World War II, in a tiny town in the middle of France, Jewish refugees have found an enclave of conscience amidst a sea of hate. Led by the charismatic Pastor Favert, the townsfolk of Le Lignon risk their own lives to hide a constant stream of the persecuted. But when a badly wounded American pilot crashes nearby, their safety is compromised. The region's Reich commander is desperate to load the waiting deportation trains with Jews. Le Lignon, he knows, might be concealing enough refugees to fulfill his entire quota and secure his position within the SS. As the commander plots to seize his quarry, Vichy police descend on the village and demand the hidden pilot. Stretched to their limits, the people of Le Lignon must fortify themselves against the converging Nazi onslaught--or die trying.
A carefully-researched, easy-to-apply system of the five success secrets inspired by the creative methods of Thomas Edison. The greatest innovator in American history, Edison set the stage for America's global leadership in innovation with his focus on practical accomplishment. Now, Gelb and Caldicott apply the best practices of Edison to contemporary business situations to help today's leaders harness their own innovative potential. Innovate Like Edison is a blueprint for success that will enable executives and entrepreneurs to thrive in today's culture of innovation.
Adapted from inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity by international bestselling author and Stanford University Professor Tina Seelig, Ph. D. , Innovation Engine distills a dozen years of teaching creativity and entrepreneurship into an interactive guide that turns our natural curiosity and imagination into concrete and action-oriented concepts that can be put into practice immediately. Seelig illustrates how motivation, mind-set, physical environment and social situations can work together to enhance creativity. She explains that creativity lies at the intersection of our internal world (knowledge, imagination, and attitude) and external environment (resources, habitats, and culture). By understanding how these factors fit together and influence one another, Innovation Engine provides the tools to jump-start our own innovation engines and allows us to look at every word, object, idea and moment as an opportunity for ingenuity.
In this seminal article, innovation experts Clayton Christensen, Stephen P. Kaufman, and Willy C. Shih explore the key reasons why companies struggle to innovate. The authors uncover common mistakes companies make--from focusing on the wrong customers to choosing the wrong products to develop--that can derail innovation efforts, and offer a better way forward for management teams who want to avoid these obstacles and get innovation right.
In today's frenetic, uncertain world, the "same old, same old" routines are perfect ways to go nowhere fast. What has worked for you before--professionally or personally--no longer gets results. Whether you've been downsized, reached the end of a long relationship, or found yourself questioning where you are in life, it's clear you need to change. To innovate. Make it new. Make yourself new. Now, in this invaluable book, the world-renowned "Dean of Innovation," Jeff DeGraff, shares his tried-and-true techniques on how to reinvent yourself--creatively and with maximum impact.Innovation You reveals DeGraff's unique four-step program to bolster your ingenuity and remake your life. From forging ahead in a new career to losing weight to finally pursuing that long-held dream, DeGraff's strategies are effective and easy to follow. Inside you will learn to * Rethink Innovation: Find ways to think outside the box, seek out diverse opinions, and pay attention to the next great trend.* Rethink Your Approach: Use the Competing Values Framework to identify your natural innovation profile--do you compete, collaborate, create, or control?--and then deliberately draw from the other styles to augment your usual tactics.* Rethink Your Methods: Put your reinvention plan in motion--set specific, realistic, and meaningful targets, cultivate relationships with relevant mentors and experts, and try alternate methods to achieve your goals.* Rethink the Journey: Understand that innovation is a process and that progress comes in cycles rather than a quick straight line. Accept uncertainty, question assumptions, and acknowledge areas where you can improve. Full of invigorating ideas, engaging anecdotes, practical wisdom, and inspiring success stories, Innovation You is your personal road map to reach your highest potential--and experience a bold new way of living.From the Hardcover edition.
New tools for tapping the creativity of teams and achieving breakthrough resultsThe Innovative Team is an engaging business fable that reveals the impact our underlying work style preferences have on our teams and their results. The authors present a breakthrough thinking process for developing successful teams. They introduce a uniquely effective set of tools built on FourSight, a measure of problem-solving preferences field-tested by top consultants, which can help anyone from professionals to novices solve problems and achieve performance breakthroughs. FourSight enables teams to understand their patterns of thinking and manage themselves more deliberately toward accomplishing a goal. Written as a business fable that recounts the story of a team's journey from dysfunctional to high functioningOutlines a new and effective set of tools for enhanced team performanceDetails the four stages of a dynamic breakthrough thinking processThe Innovative Team offers a great resource for management and leadership development professionals, team leaders, and anyone interested in kick-starting innovation in their workplaces and lives.
Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson's revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens.What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail?In his masterly saga, Isaacson begins with Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, who pioneered computer programming in the 1840s. He explores the fascinating personalities that created our current digital revolution, such as Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, John von Neumann, J.C.R. Licklider, Doug Engelbart, Robert Noyce, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Tim Berners-Lee, and Larry Page. This is the story of how their minds worked and what made them so inventive. It's also a narrative of how their ability to collaborate and master the art of teamwork made them even more creative.For an era that seeks to foster innovation, creativity, and teamwork, The Innovators shows how they happen.
The book describes why excellent companies did everything right in spite of the competition, listened to customers and invested assertively in new technologies but still lost their market leadership when confronted with disruptive changes.
The Innovator's Dilemma with Award-Winning Harvard Business Review Article How Will You Measure Your Life?by Clayton M. Christensen
Get these bestsellers together: one of the most influential business books of all time-with a bonus HBR article that will inspire you to find meaning and happiness in your life by applying the principles of businessThe Innovator's DilemmaHis work is cited by the world's best known thought leaders, from Steve Jobs to Malcolm Gladwell. In his bestselling book, The Innovator's Dilemma, innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen introduced the world to the revolutionary principles of disruptive innovation--new rules for doing business in a rapidly changing environment. This business classic shows how even the most outstanding companies can do everything right-yet still lose market leadership. Every thoughtful business person--no matter your level or industry-should read this book to avoid a similar fate.Offering both the successes and failures of leading companies as a guide, The Innovator's Dilemma reveals how you can simultaneously do what's right for the near-term health of your established business, while focusing enough resources on the disruptive technologies that ultimately could lead to its downfall. Ignore the innovator's dilemma at your peril."How Will You Measure Your Life?" (BONUS HBR article)At Harvard Business School, Clayton Christensen teaches aspiring MBAs how to apply management and innovation theories to build stronger companies. But he also believes that these models can help people lead better lives. In the award-winning Harvard Business Review article, "How Will You Measure Your Life?," he explains how, exploring questions everyone needs to ask: How can I be happy in my career? How can I be sure that my relationship with my family is an enduring source of happiness? And how can I live my life with integrity?For the first time, get this article together with the bestselling book that established Clayton Christensen as one of the world's most influential management thinkers.
Achieving faster, better, cheaper, and more creative innovation outcomes with the 5X5 framework: 5 people, 5 days, 5 experiments, $5,000, and 5 weeks.
A compendium of tools and techniques that every innovator needs The Innovator's Toolkit is an essential companion for every innovator, innovation team leader, operations manager, and corporate change agent who needs to drive organic growth. Written and presented in an easy-to-use reference format, the book helps users understand why, when, and how to apply each technique for maximum benefits and results. The fifty-plus tools and techniques in this book are organized around a framework for identifying innovation opportunities, generating new and unusual ideas, selecting the best ideas for further refinement, and implementing new solutions that better meet customer expectations. This revised second edition includes significant updates to nearly two dozen techniques Also offers several brand new techniques, including Idea Harvesting and Treatment, Seventy-six Standard Solutions, and Six Thinking Hats This updated and revised edition of The Innovator's Toolkit simply helps innovation leaders, managers, and specialists do their jobs better than ever before--giving them more confidence, greatly reducing the chance of expensive failures, and packing more practical innovation knowhow under one cover than ever before.
The economics of renting land.
Following the sudden death of his father, high-school student Harry Keller finds his mind full of strange visions of the past and future. Soon he can actually mentally leave "real" time and enter a place he dubs "A-Time", where other people's lives unwind around him in twisting trails that he can see and touch-- and change! Unfortunately, A-Time is also inhabited by monstrous creatures called Quirks -- deadly events trying to force their way into life trails so they can happen -- as well as other humans who seek to distort the future for their own gain.
Finally--the book for every gay man's bedside table.At last! Answers to the questions you're too embarrassed to ask--but always wanted to know! Why does it hurt down there? Is it really safe to do that? What does it mean when something looks like this--and how do I make it go away? Chances are you never learned anything about gay intimacy from your parents, your school, or your family physician. Here, at last, is reliable, comprehensive information on a wide spectrum of gay medical concerns, written by an eminent surgeon and recognized authority on gay health issues.With up-to-date facts, interviews, and case studies from the author's practice, The Ins and Outs of Gay Sex goes far beyond HIV concerns, combining a complete education about the safe and pleasurable practices of male-male sexuality with a comprehensive medical volume.Here are the facts about what you need to know to keep your sex life hot and healthy, including:The rules of safe anorectal stimulation.Symptoms to send you running to the doctor.Foreplay, sex toys, and other accessories.Viral and nonviral STDs-don't wake up with an unpleasant surprise!Treatments for impotence and other sexual dysfunctions.Diseases that can be spread without penetration. Drugs... relationships... doctors (how to find the right one for you), and much more.
Seth Weinstein always knew Tina was way, way, way out of his league. Which is why he's still astonished that he's on a plane heading for their wedding in Florida. The Groom Posse has already pulled an airport prank on him--and he's survived! It should be easy going from now on. But Seth has absolutely no idea what he's about to get into. A simple drink or two with the boys sparks a series of events that will pit Seth and his friends against everything and everyone imaginable, from his very powerful, very disapproving soon-to-be father-in-law to the federal government to a love-struck orangutan. Seth's hope for smooth sailing is turning into a trip on the Titanic. And the water is getting deeper by the minute...
Simplicity isn't just a design principle at Apple--it's a value that permeates every level of the organization. It's what helped Apple recover from near death in 1997 to become the most valuable company on earth in 2012. As ad agency creative director, Ken Segall played a key role in Apple's resurrection, helping to create such critical marketing campaigns as "Think Different" and naming the iMac. This book makes you a fly on the wall inside a conference room with Steve Jobs, and on the receiving end of his midnight phone calls. You'll understand how his obsession with Simplicity helped Apple perform better and faster, sometimes saving millions in the process. Segall brings Apple's quest for Simplicity to life using fascinating (and previously untold) stories from behind the scenes. Through his insight and wit, you'll discover how companies that leverage this power can stand out from competitors--and individuals who master it can become critical assets to their organizations.
The bestselling author of Relentless returns to "an intriguing alternative world" (Joey W. Hill) for this sexy new adventure. Carina Fardelle holds the key to calming the rising tensions between the Federation and Imperial 'Verses. Daniel Haws has been enlisted to smuggle her to safety, but removing her from under the fiercely watchful eye of her evil father, the Supreme Commander, won't be easy. Born as adversaries into different ranks, and on the run for their lives, they now need each other to survive-by holding on to the only thing they have in common: a growing desire that is dangerous, irrestisible, and insatiable...
In a rare glimpse into the real life of a porn star, Heather Hunter shares a fictional account of her own emergence and stunning rise in the adult film industry with the story of Simone Young. Ever since she was a little girl, Simone Young wanted to be a star, to find unconditional love in the faces of millions of adoring fans. But when she looks for love in all the wrong places, she ends up on a path she never could have anticipated. When Simone goes from stripper to overnight porn star, she finds herself caught up in a world of scandalous sex, drugs, and fame that comes with a price. She soon learns that to play with the big dogs, you've got to be willing to go all the way and almost loses herself in the process. But Simone is determined not only to survive, but to find the love she deserves. The question is, what will it cost her in the end?
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