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At a time when debate is raging about how to create jobs and revive the American economy, veteran business writer William J. Holstein argues that the best way for us to recover our economic footing is to do what Americans do best--innovate and create new industries. Contrary to the perception that the American economy has run out of inspiration and new ideas, Holstein uses compelling case studies to celebrate the innovation and business success being experienced in many industries, from technology and energy to retraining and exporting, across the country, from Boston to Orlando, Pittsburgh to San Diego. In the face of economic powerhouses such as Japan and China that are pursuing conscious national strategies, Holstein argues that Americans must find new avenues of cooperation among universities, business, and government to create the kind of sustainable growth we need. Replete with fresh insights into how Americans can create a real economic recovery,The Next American Economyis essential reading for business leaders, politicians, strategists, and anyone who cares about our future.
She Had The Perfect Plan. But Plans Arent Set In Stone. No drama, no problems--thats Tori Carters idea of the good life. Her tendency to plan everything to the max has made her the most successful event coordinator in the business--and the number one problem solver for her family and friends. But when her perfect fiancé runs off with another woman, he leaves Tori without a Plan B-through-Z. . . or any idea what to do next. And now shes dealing with one surprise after another. Her well-meaning friends are delivering a rogues gallery of bad-news dates. Her demanding boss expects Tori to work miracles with ever-more-impossible clients. And Toris handsome neighbor Nelson is a chef who turns up the heat in ways she never imagined. Now Tori has to improvise, let loose--and get wise--if shes going to figure out who she is and what kind of happiness she really wants. . . Deidre Berry grew up in a picture-book town in Kansas where she began writing stories of her own, shortly after learning to read. With a lifelong dream to share the power of words, she is also the writer of short-stories, screenplays, and poetry. Away from the computer, Deidre zealously pursues her passions for fine dining, reading, cooking, and shopping; and is also a die-hard Kansas City Chiefs fan who enjoys hosting game day parties for her family and friends. She currently resides in Kansas City with her husband, Richard, and is hard at work on her second novel.
We applaud men for doing good things.<P><P> We enshrine God for doing great things.<P> But what about a man who does God things?<P> One thing is certain. We can't ignore him. If these moments are factual, if the claim of Christ is actual, then he was, at once, man and God.<P> The single most significant person who ever lived. Forget MVP. He is the entire league. The head of the parade? Hardly. No one else shares the street. Who comes close? Humanity's best and brightest fade like dime-store rubies next to him.<P> Dismiss him? We can't. Resist him? Equally difficult. Why would we want to?<P> Don't we need a God-man Savior? A just-God Jesus could make us, but not understand us. A just-man Jesus could love us, but never save us. But a God-man Jesus?<P> Near enough to touch. Strong enough to trust. A next door Savior.
The mother and daughter team of Marilyn Hickey and Sarah Bowling explain the significance of generational curses and blessings and how readers have the power to have an impact on the spiritual heritage they hand to their children.
Security governance in the second decade of the 21st century is ill-serving the American people. Left uncorrected, civic life and national continuity will remain increasingly at risk. At stake well beyond our shores is the stability and future direction of an international political and economic system dependent on robust and continued U.S. engagement. Outdated hierarchical, industrial structures and processes configured in 1947 for the Cold War no longer provide for the security and resilience of the homeland. Security governance in this post-industrial, digital age of complex interdependencies must transform to anticipate and if necessary manage a range of cascading catastrophic effects, whether wrought by asymmetric adversaries or technological or natural disasters. Security structures and processes that perpetuate a 20th century, top-down, federal-centric governance model offer Americans no more than a single point-of-failure. The strategic environment has changed; the system has not. Changes in policy alone will not bring resolution. U.S. security governance today requires a means to begin the structural and process transformation into what this book calls Network Federalism. Charting the origins and development of borders-out security governance into and through the American Century, the book establishes how an expanding techno-industrial base enabled American hegemony. Turning to the homeland, it introduces a borders-in narrative-the convergence of the functional disciplines of emergency management, civil defense, resource mobilization and counterterrorism into what is now called homeland security. For both policymakers and students a seminal work in the yet-to-be-established homeland security canon, this book records the political dynamics behind the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, the impact of Hurricane Katrina and the ongoing development of what is now called the Homeland Security Enterprise. The work makes the case that national security governance has heretofore been one-dimensional, involving horizontal interagency structures and processes at the Federal level. Yet homeland security in this federal republic has a second dimension that is vertical, intergovernmental, involving sovereign states and local governments whose personnel are not in the President's chain of command. In the strategic environment of the post-industrial 21st century, states thus have a co-equal role in strategy and policy development, resourcing and operational execution to perform security and resilience missions. This book argues that only a Network Federal governance will provide unity of effort to mature the Homeland Security Enterprise. The places to start implementing network federal mechanisms are in the ten FEMA regions. To that end, it recommends establishment of Regional Preparedness Staffs, composed of Federal, state and local personnel serving as co-equals on Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) rotational assignments. These IPAs would form the basis of an intergovernmental and interdisciplinary homeland security professional cadre to build a collaborative national preparedness culture. As facilitators of regional unity of effort with regard to prioritization of risk, planning, resourcing and operational execution, these Regional Preparedness Staffs would provide the Nation with decentralized network nodes enabling security and resilience in this 21st century post-industrial strategic environment.
Visionary social thinker Joel Kotkin looks ahead to America in 2050, revealing how the addition of one hundred million Americans by midcentury will transform how we all live, work, and prosper. In stark contrast to the rest of the world's advanced nations, the United States is growing at a record rate and, according to census projections, will be home to four hundred million Americans by 2050. This projected rise in population is the strongest indicator of our long-term economic strength, Joel Kotkin believes, and will make us more diverse and more competitive than any nation on earth. Drawing on prodigious research, firsthand reportage, and historical analysis, The Next Hundred Million reveals how this unprecedented growth will take physical shape and change the face of America. The majority of the additional hundred million Americans will find their homes in suburbia, though the suburbs of tomorrow will not resemble the Levittowns of the 1950s or the sprawling exurbs of the late twentieth century. The suburbs of the twenty-first century will be less reliant on major cities for jobs and other amenities and, as a result, more energy efficient. Suburbs will also be the melting pots of the future as more and more immigrants opt for dispersed living over crowded inner cities and the majority in the United States becomes nonwhite by 2050. In coming decades, urbanites will flock in far greater numbers to affordable, vast, and auto reliant metropolitan areas-such as Houston, Phoenix, and Las Vegas-than to glamorous but expensive industrial cities, such as New York and Chicago. Kotkin also foresees that the twenty-first century will be marked by a resurgence of the American heartland, far less isolated in the digital era and a crucial source of renewable fuels and real estate for a growing population. But in both big cities and small towns across the country, we will see what Kotkin calls "the new localism"-a greater emphasis on family ties and local community, enabled by online networks and the increasing numbers of Americans working from home. The Next Hundred Million provides a vivid snapshot of America in 2050 by focusing not on power brokers, policy disputes, or abstract trends, but rather on the evolution of the more intimate units of American society-families, towns, neighborhoods, industries. It is upon the success or failure of these communities, Kotkin argues, that the American future rests.
Feinstein spends the 2004 season with the Baltimore Ravens, a professional football team. The team gave him unique access, allowing him to attend all meetings, and be in the locker room. After reading this book, you'll feel as if you spent the 2004 seasons with the Ravens, too. Feinstein makes pro football come alive, vividly showing how hard it is for a team to play a 16-game season and come out a winner.
After losing her sister, Bethany Rogers needs a shoulder to lean on more than ever-though she never expects that shoulder to belong to her new boss . . . Bethany has been in love with Robert Ashford since they were teachers at the same high school. After Robert leaves to start his own construction company, Beth puts her feelings aside to focus on her goals. When she finally lands a gig as a part-time designer, she is shocked to find her new boss is none other than Robert . . . and he's hotter than ever. But Bethany's happiness is short-lived when she receives word that her sister has been killed in combat. With the success of building homes for one happy family after another, Robert is finally ready to settle down. When Beth is left to care for her nine-month-old niece, Robert can't help but step in. And before long, the trio are inseparable. Yet convincing the cautious, bereaved Beth of letting him in proves difficult-but Robert will give everything he's got for the chance at his own happily ever after. Don't miss other titles in the Ladies Who Lunch Series! The Bottom Line, Book 1 Signed, Sealed, Delivered, Book 2
Long Synopsis: FROM THE BACK COVER: Remo and Chiun arrive at the vacation paradise of St. Maarteen, only to find they're deep in Dutch. The beautiful island has been the scene of some very ugly goings on. A lot of corpses have been showing up, each one baring the unmistakable stamp of Sinanju, the ancient Korean martial art known only to the two men. The trail of bodies leads to a strange castle and a young Dutchman, a man, it turns out, who's taken a blood vow to send both disciple and mentor to their deaths. A man who knows all their secrets and has a few of his own. It's up to Remo and Chiun to stop him, but this time they're skating on thin ice. And if they slip, the whole world may go under.
A detailed but non-technical analysis of the state of the planet today and during the next century by the author of Planet Earth.
Best selling bereavement book for all ages and all faiths. A comforting message of hope and compassion.
Just in time for the presidential election season comes this nonstop thriller about the 2004 campaign. J. D. Cade was trained as an assassin for a covert Army unit in Vietnam. Upon his return from the war, he used that training to put a subtle but fatal end to a family feud. Thirty-four years later, he finds himself being blackmailed in order to force his cooperation in a plot to assassinate Franklin Delano Rawley, the first African American presidential nominee. Flynn is an excellent storyteller with a well-tuned ear for dialogue and a gift for creating memorable characters placed in believable settings. The opening scene, in which Cade methodically prepares to shoot Rawley in Chicago's Grant Park during a Labor Day rally, grabs the reader by the lapels, and Flynn doesn't let go until after the climax, during a debate in the Hollywood Bowl. Reminiscent of the finest political potboilers of the 1950s and 1960s, The Next President bears favorable comparison to such classics as The Best Man , Advise and Consent , and The Manchurian Candidate
Winning business principles from an NFL super agent?now in paperback. Building the most dominant sports agency in professional football?with over one billion dollars in player contracts since 2003?Drew Rosenhaus has made a name for himself in the game?by winning. With more active-player clients than any other agent in the National Football League, Drew and his brother Jason sit at the top of an impressive field. Now these two superstars take readers inside the NFL to deliver the secrets behind their business success. Next Question is the playbook for entrepreneurs and others who want to get to the top of their profession?whether they are just starting out or taking their business to the next level. Addressing negotiating skills, deal-making, image control, and much more, this behind-the-scenes strategy guide combines spot-on instruction with anecdotal examples that will get business people fired up to apply the Rosenhaus rules for success?and achieve their professional goals.
A pioneer adventure perfect for fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series! On Libby Mitchell's tenth birthday, she and her parents climb into a covered wagon and set off on a journey that takes them two months and a thousand miles. Their trip from Virginia to the deep woods of Michigan is hard, but it is exciting, too. And at its end lies their new home--a place that is rugged, wild, and full of promise. History Stepping Stones now feature updated content that emphasizes Common Core and today's renewed interest in nonfiction. Perfect for home, school, and library bookshelves!From the Trade Paperback edition.
All the girls -- and SOME of the boys -- from the original "SUMMER BOYS" are back, and ready for more summer intrigue! Will soul mates Beth and George be able to maintain their long-distance love affair, even while another boy is catching Beth's eye? Will reformed bad girl Ella REALLY be able to suppress her wild ways? And will innocent Jamie rebound from last summer's heartache with a brand new summer boy? And, in the midst of all this boy drama, can the three cousins still remain as close as ever -- or will something tear them apart? Find out all this -- and much more -- in this sexy sequel.
This revised and updated edition of "the most critically acclaimed book" (Publishers Weekly) on domestic violence includes new information on the effect of the 1994 Violence Against Women Act, examines resources on the Internet, and details what you can do to help stop battering.
This small eBook deals with human emotions, specifically here with 'anger'.This first book in a new series of 'OSHO SOLUTIONS" consists of a single talk by Osho and uses a Zen story as a teaching tool to deepen the readers understanding how to deal with anger. Understanding is totally different approach compared to 'self-help' or 'how-to' models which often try to give outside solutions for an inner problem. Osho brings a clarity to this issue and helps your own inner understanding to solve problems.
Loneliness - an issue millions of people are facing in times when traditional families and relationship models are not working anymore. Osho looks at this in a very different way and sees these developments as great opportunity. Discovering of your ultimate 'aloneness' is the great chance to turn loneliness into a totally new experience.This small book in a new series of 'OSHO SOLUTIONS" consists of a single talk by Osho to deepen the readers understanding how to deal with loneliness in a completely different way.
Penny Price dreads the sound of her ringing phone. She's convinced that the person barraging her with threatening calls is a man who got away with murder--her father's. Armed with evidence but branded a target, Penny's only salvation is the playboy next door--Navy SEAL Lieutenant Commander Joe Montgomery. The sole survivor of the worst disaster in Special Forces history, Joe has been drowning his guilt in a potent mix of alcohol and isolation. Penny refuses to indulge his behavior and a tentative friendship begins, charged with desire. But as her father's killer sets his sights on Penny, all bets are off. The killer will do anything to protect his identity and Joe fears Penny is...NEXT TO DIE.
Everyone Has Something To Hide. . . The virile, all-American husband. The brainy golden girl. The happily-wed bi-coastal couple. Someone Is Watching. . . Someone who has uncovered their darkest secrets. Someone who is hell-bent on making them pay for their sins. . . No One Suspects The Truth. . . Now there is no escaping the shadowy jury that watches their every move. Infiltrates every part of their lives. Stalking. Judging. Condemning. Punishment will be swift. . .severe. . .final. . .death.". . .surprisingly engaging. . ." --Publishers Weekly
The last time Kali spoke to her brother, he was desperate to tell her something but too drunk to get it out. Now he's dead, an apparent suicide. That is shocking, but the cops have more bad news.
Published in partnership with NFL Properties, NFL Big & Small provides unique ways for young children to build concepts of opposites with exciting images of our most popular sport. Sports fans young and old will love this dynamic and charming board book.
The novels are: Scales of Justice, Death of a Fool, Tied Up in Tinsel, Grave Mistake, and Photo Finish.
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