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Breakaway: Small Business

by The Staff Wall Street Journal

Several times a year, The Wall Street Journal publishes Special Reports entitled Breakaway: A Focus on Small Business. This ongoing feature is one of the most popular in both the print and interactive versions of the Journal. With 25 million small businesses in the United States employing more than half of all non-public workers, generating most of the gross domestic product, and creating most of the new jobs in our booming economy, it's no wonder that interest in small business is very high. Here, in Breakaway: Small Business, is the very best of the best Special Reports. Here is the best of the popular column Here's the Problem..., the business case-study version of Can This Marriage Be Saved, in which a problem affecting a particular small business is analyzed and recommendations are offered by two or more experts. Here is the best of the in-depth profiles of America's fastest-growing small businesses, such as, which grew from 4 employees, one store, and 800 square feet of storage to 120 employees, four stores, an 8,000 square-foot warehouse, and $1.2 million in sales in less than a year. Here, as well, are articles that educate small business owners about how to avoid a family feud in a family business; how to identify the six categories of investors; how to create the right IRAs for yourself and your employees; how to set up a home office that won't take over your home; how to defend your patents; and many other crucial tips. Collected and presented here for the first time in e-book format, Breakaway: Small Business is a searchable, portable, and hugely valuable resource for any small business owner -- or, indeed, any businessperson -- from the award-winning staff of The Wall Street Journal.

The BreakBeat Poets

by Kevin Coval Nate Marshall Quraysh Ali Lansana

Hip-Hop is the largest youth culture in the history of the planet rock. This is the first poetry anthology by and for the Hip-Hop generation.It has produced generations of artists who have revolutionized their genre(s) by applying the aesthetic innovations of the culture. The BreakBeat Poets features 78 poets, born somewhere between 1961-1999, All-City and Coast-to-Coast, who are creating the next and now movement(s) in American letters.The BreakBeat Poets is for people who love Hip-Hop, for fans of the culture, for people who've never read a poem, for people who thought poems were only something done by dead white dudes who got lost in a forest, and for poetry heads. This anthology is meant to expand the idea of who a poet is and what a poem is for.The BreakBeat Poets are the scribes recording and remixing a fuller spectrum of experience of what it means to be alive in this moment. The BreakBeat Poets are a break with the past and an honoring of the tradition(s), an undeniable body expanding the canon for the fresher.


by Sara Paretsky

Sara Paretsky's new bestseller pits V. I. Warshawski against a right-wing political pundit with powerful connections in a riveting novel that combines contemporary issues and suspense in Paretsky's unique way. Carmilla, Queen of the Night, is a shape-shifting raven whose fictional exploits thrill girls all over the world. When tweens in Chicago's Carmilla Club hold an initiation ritual in an abandoned cemetery, they stumble on an actual corpse, a man stabbed through the heart in a vampire-style slaying. The girls include daughters of some of Chicago's most powerful families: the grandfather of one, Chaim Salanter, is one of the world's wealthiest men; the mother of another, Sophy Durango, is the Illinois Democratic candidate for Senate. For V. I. Warshawski, the questions multiply faster than the answers. Is the killing linked to a hostile media campaign against Sophy Durango? Or to Chaim Salanter's childhood in Nazi-occupied Lithuania? As V. I. struggles for answers, she finds herself fighting enemies who are all too human.


by Bill Gertz

"The hottest reporter in town...he breaks dozens of big stories every year..."--Washington Post"What he's uncovered is shocking. He's done a great service for the people of this country."--Rush Limbaugh

Breakdown, Breakthrough: The Professional Woman’s Guide to Claiming a Life of Passion, Power, and Purpose

by Kathy Caprino

After sharing her own midlife professional crisis, a life and executive coach/career transition consultant presents her Model for Empowered Living for meeting a dozen identified challenges. The book includes a chart summarizing her empowerment guide, self-assessment worksheets, advice from women who have been there, and resources. Caprino is also the author of Women Overcoming Professional Crisis: Finding New Meaning in Life and Work. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Breakdown: How America's Intelligence Failures Led to September 11

by Bill Gertz

Book about our intelligence failures and waste

Breakdown (Remnants Series #6)

by K. A. Applegate

The end of the world has come . . . and gone. Jobs, Mo'Steel, 2Face, and the remaining Remnants struggle to survive in a world that is barely real. And now, they must challenge Mother, the powerful computer that creates the nightmare worlds in which they are forced to survive--or not. The few who have tried to face Mother have failed terribly. Only Billy, whose mind stayed awake for 500 years, has been able to form a powerful bond with her. Now, Yago has decided to let her delve into the depths of his slightly twisted mind, and a full-on computer-generated battle ensues. It doesn't take long before the Remnants realize that if Mother has the ability to generate new environments--new worlds--she could create a computer-generated Earth. The question is: At what price?

The Breaker

by Minette Walters

Twelve hours after Kate Sumner's broken body is washed up on a deserted beach on the south coast of England, her traumatized three-year-old daughter is discovered twenty miles away walking the streets of Poole, alone. The police are puzzled. Why weren't mother and daughter together? Why was Kate killed and her daughter allowed to live? More curiously, why had Kate boarded a boat - apparently willingly - when she was scared stiff of drowning at sea? Who had tempted her to her death? The police suspect a young actor, a loner with an appetite for pornography, who lies about his relationship with Kate and whose sailing boat, Crazy Daze, is moored just yards from where the toddler was found... As the investigation proceeds, the police discover a gaping hole in Kate's husband's alibi. Was he really in Liverpool at a conference the night she died? Was Kate the "respectable woman" he claims she was? And why does their daughter scream in terror every time he tries to pick her up...? Images are described.


by Richard Thomas

From Richard Thomas, the award-winning author of Disintegration ("a stunning and vital piece of work"--Irvine Welsh), comes another razor-sharp thriller featuring one of the most compelling and complex characters ever to walk the Windy City's shadowy streets. Living alone in the dusty apartment where he grew up, Ray Nelson is a mystery to his neighbors and an unbeatable foe to the brutal men he fights in the ring for money. But a life defined by sinister secrets doesn't stop Ray from trying to do the right thing for his dangerously high-flying sister. Or for Natalie, the young girl living next door. As a sadistic murderer's ominous white van trolls for young victims throughout the Windy City, Ray is determined to protect Natalie from both predators and a bleak future. When she sees a bruised and beaten Ray return from late-night fights, Natalie spots a kindred spirit. Still, she cannot imagine the darkness just beneath, or what's hidden in the rooms he calls home. Now, as the horrors of his own past creep back to life with a twisted vengeance, Ray may not even be able to save himself.Advance praise for Breaker "Richard Thomas's Breaker is a modern noir fever dream: brutal, lyrical, evocative. But it also exhibits surprising tenderness--its shattered characters find strength in one another, and beauty in the pattern of the cracks."--Chris Holm, author of The Killing Kind "Gritty, raw, powerful, visceral--that's all you need to know about Richard Thomas's novel Breaker. It's a 'gotta read this' book."--Les Edgerton, author of The Genuine, Imitation, Plastic Kidnapping Praise for Richard Thomas's Disintegration "A dark existential thriller of unexpected twists, featuring a drowning man determined to pull the rest of the world under with him, Disintegration is a stunning and vital piece of work."--Irvine Welsh, author of Trainspotting "A twisted masterpiece . . . Richard Thomas writes like a man possessed."--Chuck Wendig, author of Blackbirds and Double Dead "This novel is so hard-hitting it should come with its own ice pack. Richard Thomas is the wild child of Raymond Chandler and Chuck Palahniuk."--Benjamin Percy, author of The Dead Lands, Red Moon, and The Wilding "Disintegration is provocative. It's also damned fine noir."--Laird Barron, author of The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All and The Croning "A psycho-sexual descent into an unhinged psyche and an underworld Chicago that could very well stand in for one of the rings of Dante's Hell."--Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Little Sleep "Gritty, obsessive, and compulsively readable."--Brian Evenson, author of Immobility "In sharp, icy prose that cuts like a glacial wind, Richard Thomas's dark Chicago tale keeps us absolutely riveted to the very end."--Donald Ray Pollock, author of The Devil All the Time

The Breakers

by Alison Anderson Claudie Gallay

In the storm-swept landscapes of Normandy's coastline lies a village that might just be at the ends of the earth. A woman has recently arrived to seek healing for some deep sorrow, and spends her days cataloguing migratory birds. On the day of a battering storm a stranger appears in the bar, arousing her curiosity. He stirs up suspicion in the village, looking for answers to apparently unanswerable questions about his family lost long years ago in an accident at sea. What actually happened? How was it that the lighthouse did not guide them safely to shore?The eccentric inhabitants of this desolate village seem riveted to old hatreds, determined to leave secrets buried. Gradually the bird-watcher succeeds in unravelling a tragedy at the heart of a community in which many are suffering still from the loss of people they have loved. And in the process finds her own peace.The Breakers is an immensely satisfying and evocative mystery of great depth. Claudie Gallay unpeels the emotions of her unforgettable characters with such subtlety that the reader is captivated.

The Breakers

by Alison Anderson Claudie Gallay

In the storm-swept landscapes of Normandy's coastline lies a village that might just be at the ends of the earth. A woman has recently arrived to seek healing for some deep sorrow, and spends her days cataloguing migratory birds. On the day of a battering storm a stranger appears in the bar, arousing her curiosity. He stirs up suspicion in the village, looking for answers to apparently unanswerable questions about his family lost long years ago in an accident at sea. What actually happened? How was it that the lighthouse did not guide them safely to shore?The eccentric inhabitants of this desolate village seem riveted to old hatreds, determined to leave secrets buried. Gradually the bird-watcher succeeds in unravelling a tragedy at the heart of a community in which many are suffering still from the loss of people they have loved. And in the process finds her own peace.The Breakers is an immensely satisfying and evocative mystery of great depth. Claudie Gallay unpeels the emotions of her unforgettable characters with such subtlety that the reader is captivated.


by William B. Mccloskey

William McCloskey's bestselling novel Highliners established him as an authority on the dangers and hardships of the Alaskan fishing industry. Now in an epic sequel, Breakers returns to Kodiak to chart the fortunes of McCloskey's beloved characters as they make their living from the sea.A respected skipper, Hank Crawford runs his own boat and is well liked by his crew. Yet Hank knows all too well that with a hefty mortgage to pay off, a brand-new boat, and an even newer baby, he and his family need the crab and salmon to keep coming into their nets.But as every fisherman knows, the sea is a fickle mistress. The crab season is the poorest yet, and salmon prices drop. When his child falls ill and his boat gets damaged, Hank journeys in desperation to his partners in Japan. Here he faces a moral crossroads: compromise his own business ethics or risk losing everything he's worked for.With the same thrill of danger, McCloskey captures the excitement, the drama, and the never-ending fears that are the landmarks of the commercial fisherman's trade. Breakers is truly a triumphant addition to the saga Highliners sets in motion.

Breakeven Analysis and Operating Leverage: Understanding Cash Flow

by Richard Luecke

This chapter explains breakeven analysis--how much (or how much more) you need to sell to pay for a fixed investment--another financial tool that many managers find useful in making decisions. The chapter elucidates this and several other concepts that that every manager should understand (fixed costs, variable costs, contribution margin, and operating leverage) to determine at what point you will break even on your cash flow and when you will exceed it.

Breakfast At Bloomingdale's

by Kristen Kemp

What's it take for a girl to make it in the big city? A sense of humor, a sense of self, and a desire to succeed in fashion. A stylish novel for teen PROJECT RUNWAY fans. Kat's come to New York City with a dream: to be a big fashion designer and to see her name on a label in Bloomingdale's. Back in upstate New York, she imagined a city paved in Prada . . . but the reality isn't quite so fashionable. Still, there are friends to be made, boys to be flirted with, and amazements to be found . . . sometimes when she least expects it. Even when her lame boyfriend from back home comes to the city to try to reclaim her, Kat knows she's found her place . . . now all she has to do is have NYC find her back!

Breakfast at Bloomingdale's

by Kristen Kemp

Alone in New York, sixteen-year-old Cat is determined to realize the dream she shared with her recently-deceased grandmother -- to be a fashion designer whose line is sold in Bloomingdale's -- but first she must survive the big city and avoid being stopped by her mother.

Breakfast At Darcy's

by Ali Mcnamara

When Darcy McCall loses her beloved Aunt Molly, she doesn't expect any sort of inheritance - let alone a small island! Located off the west coast of Ireland, Tara hasn't been lived on for years, but according to Molly's will, Darcy must stay there for twelve months in order to fully inherit. It's a big shock. And she's even more shocked to hear that she needs to persuade a village full of people to settle there, too.Darcy has to leave behind her independent city life and swap stylish heels for muddy wellies. Between sorting everything from the plumbing to the pub, Darcy meets confident, charming Conor and sensible, stubborn Dermot - but who will make her feel really at home?

Breakfast at Sadie's

by Lee Weatherly

Sadie is fourteen years old and unhappy at school. Her dad died four years ago, and she lives alone with her mum in their seaside bed and breakfast. Her mum thinks Sadie doesn't try hard enough at anything she does, and her teachers think she's bone idle. As for Sadie herself - she can't believe that she's any good at anything, even though she tries SO hard. Suddenly her mum becomes seriously ill and has to go into hospital. Sadie's Aunt Leona is supposed to take care of the business until she's well, but it doesn't quite work out that way. . . and before she knows it, Sadie is left on her own in charge. How will she cope without her school finding out? Or her mum realising that something is wrong? Marcus, the techno-geek from next door, tries to help, as does her clever best friend Milly, but ultimately it is Sadie who is put to the test as she copes with more than she ever thought possible. Hilarious, moving and poignant, this is a wonderful story about a girl who overcomes all odds and achieves success in more ways than one.

Breakfast at Sotheby's

by Philip Hook

When you stand in front of a work of art in a museum or exhibition, the first two questions you normally ask yourself are 1) Do I like it? and 2) Who's it by? When you stand in front of a work of art in an auction room or dealer's gallery, you ask these two questions followed by others: How much is it worth? How much will it be worth in five or ten years' time? And what will people think of me if they see it hanging on my wall? Breakfast at Sotheby's is an alphabetical guide to how people reach answers to such questions, and how in the process art is given a financial value. Based on Philip Hook's thirty-five years' experience of the art market, Breakfast at Sotheby's explores the artist and his hinterland (including definitions for -isms, middle-brow artists, Gericault, and suicides), subject and style (from abstract art and banality through surrealism and war), "wall-power," provenance, and market weather. Comic, revealing, piquant, splendid, and occasionally absurd, Breakfast at Sotheby's is a book of pleasure and intelligent observation, as engaged with art as it is with the world that surrounds it.

Breakfast at Stephanie's

by Sue Margolis

Playing "Winter Wonderland" for last-minute Christmas shoppers has got to be the all-time low point of Stephanie Glassman's career. The aspiring jazz soloist and single mother has no singing prospects, no man in her life since her hot fling with a movie stuntman, and a social life that consists of having her two best friends over for high-calorie Sunday brunches. Even her grandmother's having more sex than she is. That is, until toddler Jake's irresistible father hurtles back into her life.Albert promises fidelity, plus married life filled with the best sex Stephanie's ever had. But there's a tantalizing new wrinkle: Frank Waterman, rising star and Stephanie's old crush, is suddenly semi-available and interested. And her stalled career seems to be heating up. But when her big break erupts in a scandal that puts her on the front page instead, Stephanie's in a whole new league. Now, with fame at her door and two hot guys fighting over her, Stephanie's got some big decisions to make...and they may surprise everyone--including her.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Breakfast at Tiffany's

by Truman Capote

In this seductive, wistful masterpiece, Truman Capote created a woman whose name has entered the American idiom and whose style is a part of the literary landscape. Holly Golightly knows that nothing bad can ever happen to you at Tiffany's; her poignancy, wit, and naïveté continue to charm.This volume also includes three of Capote's best-known stories, "House of Flowers," "A Diamond Guitar," and "A Christmas Memory," which the Saturday Review called "one of the most moving stories in our language." It is a tale of two innocents--a small boy and the old woman who is his best friend--whose sweetness contains a hard, sharp kernel of truth.

Breakfast for Dinner

by Lindsay Landis Taylor Hackbarth

Inside Breakfast for Dinner you'll find more than 100 classic breakfast recipes made with a twist. Enjoy hearty "brinner" dishes like Bacon Fried Rice, Breakfast Ravioli, Pizza over Easy, and Cornmeal Pancakes with Beer-Braised Short Ribs, plus such sweet treats as Sunrise Margaritas and Maple Bacon Cupcakes--to name just a few. This cookbook is a breakfast lover's dream come true.From the Hardcover edition.

Breakfast in Bed

by Carol Frieberg

Here is the opportunity to re-create the romance and warmth of a bed-and-breakfast in your own home. Carol Frieberg has gathered over 100 delicious recipes from some of the finest bed-and-breakfast inns in Washington, Oregon, Northern California, and British Columbia.

Breakfast in Bed (Breakfast in Bed #1)

by Sandra Brown

Hurt one too many times in the past, Sloan Fairchild isn't interested in love. Instead, she pours all her energy into running her elegant bed-and-breakfast inn. But when her best friend asks her to house her fiance for a month, Sloan opens the doors of Fairchild House to Carter Madison...and meets a man who turns her world—and her concept of herself—upside down. Sloan tries to ignore the feelings this handsome man stirs in her...tries to stop herself from dreaming dreams that can never be. Yet when Carter reveals his own desire, Sloan will find herself facing a heart-wrenching decision: to love for the moment, to walk away forever, or to fight to have it all.

Breakfast Of Biodiversity

by Vandana Shiva Ivette Perfecto John Vandermeer

The continuing devastation of the world's tropical rain forest affects us all-spurring climate change, decimating biodiversity, and wrecking our environment's resiliency. Millions of worried people around the world want to do whatever it takes to save the forest that is left.But halting rain forest destruction means understanding what is driving it.In Breakfast of Biodiversity, John Vandermeer and Ivette Perfecto insightfully describe the ways in which such disparate factors as the international banking system, modern agricultural techniques, rain forest ecology, and the struggles of the poor interact to bring down the forest. They weave an alternative vision in which democracy, sustainable agriculture, and land security for the poor are at the center of the movement to save the tropical environment.

Breakfast of Champions

by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

In Breakfast of Champions, one of Kurt Vonnegut's most beloved characters, the aging writer Kilgore Trout, finds to his horror that a Midwest car dealer is taking his fiction as truth. What follows is murderously funny satire, as Vonnegut looks at war, sex, racism, success, politics, and pollution in America and reminds us how to see the truth.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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