Author: Beth Orsoff
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
Wenn die Liebe andere Pläne hat ... Wenn es um Beziehungen geht, kann Samantha Haller niemand etwas vormachen: Als erfolgreichste Scheidungsanwältin von Los Angeles kennt sie alle Abgründe, die sich zwischen zwei Menschen auftun können, und wenn sie eins weiß, dann, dass Liebe nicht für die Ewigkeit gemacht ist! Als sie in einem Nachtclub in Hollywood Jake Jensen kennenlernt, scheint er deshalb der perfekte Mann für sie zu sein: attraktiv, charmant und nicht an längerfristigen Bindungen interessiert. Beide suchen Vergnügen ohne Verpflichtungen und gehen einen Deal ein, bei dem eigentlich nichts schief gehen kann: Bis sie sich ineinander verlieben ... (ca. 350 Seiten)
Animal Rights and the Fate of Africa’s Wildlife
Author: Glen Martin
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Are conservation and protecting animals the same thing? In Game Changer, award-winning environmental reporter Glen Martin takes a fresh look at this question as it applies to Africa’s megafauna. Martin assesses the rising influence of the animal rights movement and finds that the policies championed by animal welfare groups could lead paradoxically to the elimination of the very species—including elephants and lions—that are the most cherished. In his anecdotal and highly engaging style, Martin takes readers to the heart of the conflict. He revisits the debate between conservationists, who believe that people whose lives are directly impacted by the creation of national parks and preserves should be compensated, versus those who believe that restrictive protection that forbids hunting is the most effective way to conserve wildlife and habitats. Focusing on the different approaches taken by Kenya, Tanzania, and Namibia, Martin vividly shows how the world’s last great populations of wildlife have become the hostages in a fight between those who love animals and those who would save them.
How Hank Luisetti Revolutionized America's Great Indoor Game
Author: Philip Pallette
Category: Sports & Recreation
Hank, the nimble; Hank, the quick; Hank, the human corkscrew; Hank, as fast as light; Hank, the rubber-boned man, wrote Roy Cummings after seeing a 19-year-old Hank Luisetti perform for the first time in 1936. Cummings sat alone in a deserted gym trying to describe to his readers what he had just witnessed on the basketball court. Luisetti, who learned the game to a background chorus of fog horns and gulls on San Francisco Bay, would later that year introduce New Yorks basketball legions to the jump shot. Now Philip Pallette has created a riveting account of the basketball life of this eminently shy and decent young man who transformed Stanford basketball from a group of fun-loving dabblers into national champions. The Game Changer is a book that rediscovers the long-forgotten adulation basketball fans felt for Luisetti by tracing his journey from boyhood on to becoming basketballs first matinee idol and the man who changed basketball forever.
Author: Mark Baker
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
What if school was sports, and sports were school? A talented teen athlete questions reality—and the role she plays in it—when a mysterious injury upends her world. Athletics are everything for eighth-grader KT Sutton. She’s a softball star, and she’s on track to get a college scholarship and achieve international fame. Then one day during a championship game—in the middle of an important play—she suddenly blacks out. When she wakes up, she’s in a different world. One where school is class after class of athletic drills, and after-school sports are replaced by popular academic competitions. One where KT is despised for her talent, and where her parents are fixated on her brother’s future mathletics career rather than KT’s softball hopes. KT is desperate to get back to reality as she knew it, but bits and pieces of disturbing memories and dreams make her wonder if something truly awful happened there. What if she’s lost something a lot more important than a softball game? From New York Times bestselling author of Sent and Sabotaged, an engaging and highly relevant exploration of society’s debate of smarts versus sports.
The Technoscientific Revolution in Sports
Author: Rayvon Fouché
Publisher: JHU Press
Game Changer will change the way you look at sports—and the outsized impact technoscience has on them.
Author: Lafley,A.G. & Charan,Ram
Publisher: Penguin Books India
&Lsquo;A.G. Lafley Has Made Procter And Gamble Great Again&Rsquo;&Mdash;Economist &Lsquo;Ram Charan Is The Most Influential Consultant Alive&Rsquo;&Mdash;Fortune Magazine How To Increase And Sustain Organic Revenue And Profit Growth&Mdash;Whether You&Rsquo;Re Running An Entire Company Or In Your First Management Job. Over The Past Seven Years, Procter &Amp; Gamble Has Tripled Profits; Hugely Improved Organic Revenue Growth, Cash Flow, And Operating Margins; And Significantly Boosted Dividends. How? A. G. Lafley And His Leadership Team Have Integrated Innovation Into Everything Procter &Amp; Gamble Does&Mdash;Creating New Customers And New Markets. Through Eye-Opening Stories A. G. Lafley And Ram Charan Show How P&Amp;G And Companies Such As Nokia, Lego, And Ge Have Become Game-Changers. Their Inspiring Lessons Will Help You Achieve Higher Growth And Higher Margins, Tap In To Abundant Creativity Outside Your Business, Manage Risk And Integrate Innovation Into Your Decision-Making. In A World Of Unprecedented Change And Competitiveness, Innovation Is The Best&Mdash;And Arguably The Only&Mdash;Way To Win. Innovation Is Not A Separate Activity, But The Job Of Everyone In A Leadership Position And The Integral Driving Force For Any Business That Wants To Grow And Succeed. This Is A Game-Changing Book That Helps You Redefine Your Leadership.
How to Use the Science of Motivation With the Power of Game Design to Shift Behaviour, Shape Culture and Make Clever Happen
Author: Jason Fox
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Use the science of motivation with the power of game design to unlock motivation and drive progress in your organisation. There are two conventional ways to approach motivation: set goals and try to change attitudes and beliefs (which takes a lot of personalised effort); or develop incentives and rewards to inspire effort (which takes a lot of money). This book shows you how to take a third new approach – designing the work itself to be inherently motivating. Combining the best elements of three distinct fields—motivational science, game design, and agile management—this book shows you how to positively influence behaviour through better work and project design. This game changing book: Gives you a refreshing science-based approach to the classic challenge of motivation in the workplace Is ideal for any leader or manager looking to take their workplace culture in a new direction Includes practical advice for creating highly productive, motivated and innovative teams Is written by a motivation strategy and design expert who consults on leadership and change management to a wide range of clients – from the executives of multinational organisations, through to the directors of switched-on startups. The Game Changer will show you how to unlock creative, productive and collaborative work. It is the perfect resource for forward-thinking leaders in organisations and teams focused on crafting a work culture that gets the best out of their people.
How Every Leader Can Drive Everyday Innovation
Author: A. G. Lafley,Ram Charan
Publisher: Profile Books
Category: Business & Economics
It is by making innovation an intimate, intentional part of the business that A. G. Lafley - the Jack Welch of the 21st century - has recently transformed Procter & Gamble from a $39 into a $76 billion dollar company that touches more than 3 billion people around the world. On the brink of collapse when he joined in 2000, it became a model for growth and innovation. In this inspiring and practical book Lafley explains how making innovation more than just a stand-alone activity enabled him to turn around growth, productivity and the bottom line. As this book shows, innovation can become a reliable and repeatable game-changer for any business in all areas of the organisation, from the CEO's desk to the everyday activities of each employee. By using new insights and easy-to-relate-to stories from P&G and other companies - describing, for example, the best way to brainstorm, and the "innovation portfolio" - this book is destined to become as influential as Good to Great and as Charan's own bestseller, Execution.
Author: Spencer FC
Publisher: Random House
How one man went from gaming and making videos at home to becoming a football club owner 'The bizarre new world of football' Guardian I lifted the trophy triumphantly over my head, just as I’d seen so many FA Cup, World Cup and Champions League winners do on TV. It was quite simply the best moment of my life. Hashtag United had won. So, how on earth did this happen? How did a kid who at one point couldn’t even get in his school team end up playing at Wembley Stadium in front of 20,000 people? How did someone who spent his life playing computer games get to play football in the same side as World Cup- and Champions League-winning players? I'm hardly sure myself. But here's my attempt to tell the story.
The Defining Moment That Takes You From Trials to Triumph
Author: Travis Hearn
Everyone knows the thrill of a game-changing moment. The last few seconds tick off the clock as a three-pointer sails through the hoop to win by one. An interception turns the tide in a championship game. A pinch hit falls just right to bring in the go-ahead run. But what almost everyone overlooks is that each of us is meant to be a game changer in the life God has set before us. In Game Changer, Travis Hearn points out fourteen simple but profound choices you can make that turn every day into a thrilling, game-changing moment.
Decades of Dreams Later....!
Author: Gatsh Conco
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Fergus Connolly,Phil White
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Health & Fitness
In Game Changer Fergus Connolly shows how to improve performance with evidence-based analysis and athlete-focused training. Through his unprecedented experience with teams in professional football, basketball, rugby, soccer, Aussie Rules, and Gaelic football, as well as with elite military units, Connolly has discovered how to break down the common elements in all sports to their basic components so that each moment of any game can be better analysed, whether you're a player or coach. The lessons of game day can then be used to create valuable leaning experience in training.
Author: Louise Phillips
Publisher: Hachette UK
A suspected suicide in Dublin. A brutal murder in New York. The abduction of a child over two decades earlier. All linked ... but how? Criminal psychologist Dr Kate Pearson has the answer. Because she was the young girl abducted all those years ago. And, when she begins to investigate the suspicious suicide in Dublin and confirms a connection to her own disappearance, she is forced to start asking questions. Why did her parents lie to her, telling her she was missing for only a few hours? And why doesn't she have any memory of the time she was held? When a sinister note arrives at her home, it becomes clear that Kate is being targeted. But by whom? And why now? Kate is consumed by her efforts to uncover the truth, knowing that her life is in very real danger. The Game Changer wants someone to pay for the past - and Kate is being held accountable.
Author: Kirk Cousins
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
“This game means a lot to me, and by the grace of God, I’ll never lose sight of the privilege it is to play it.” —Kirk Cousins Kirk’s book is a reflection of who he is—not just a football player, but someone who is committed to making those around him better in every walk of life. —Mike Shanahan, head coach, Washington Redskins In 2011, the NFF selected 16 college football players as "National Scholar Athletes", one of the highest honors a college football player can receive … Kirk was one of these distinguished 16, which says everything you need to know about him. —Archie Manning, chairman, National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Kirk Cousins is a lot more than an outstanding quarterback. He walks the talk. Few people I've met can inspire like he does. —Jon Gruden, ESPN announcer and former head coach, Tampa Bay Buccaneers In a world with far too many bad examples, Kirk is a bright light of hope, inspiration, and leadership for a new generation. —Bill Huizenga, United States Congressman, Michigan What’s it really like for a person of strong character to live in the spotlight of pressure and fame? Sit down with Kirk Cousins, record-setting Michigan State quarterback and 2012 draft pick of the NFL’s Washington Redskins. In Game Changer, Cousins gives readers an inside look at his life—as experienced under the bright lights ofcollege and professional football—and how he put his faith and values into action, both on and off the field. Featuring: Personal stories and struggles of a competitive Christian athlete Truthful discussion of media hype and modern sports culture Reflections on honesty, humility, hard work, privilege, and responsibility Life principles for winning choices on and off the field
Verliere bis zu einem Pfund pro Tag, ohne zu hungern, und erlange deine Energie und Lebensfreude zurück
Author: Dave Asprey
Publisher: Riva Verlag
Category: Health & Fitness
Mit Mitte 20 war Dave Asprey ein erfolgreicher Unternehmer im Silicon Valley und Multimillionär. Doch er wog auch 140 Kilo, und das obwohl er der Empfehlung seiner Ärzte folgte, an sechs Tagen pro Woche nur 1800 Kalorien zu essen und 90 Minuten zu trainieren. Als sein Übergewicht ihm zunehmend die Sinne zu vernebeln begann und Heißhungerattacken ihm Energie und Willenskraft raubten, fing Asprey an, die Technologien, mit denen er reich geworden war, selbst zu nutzen, um seine eigene Biologie zu "hacken". Er investierte 15 Jahre und 300?000 Dollar in alle erdenklichen Testverfahren und Selbstversuche, vom EEG bis zu einem Aufenthalt in einem tibetischen Kloster, um herauszufinden, wie er seinem Körper und Geist ein maximales Upgrade verschaffen konnte. Bulletproof – auf Deutsch "kugelsicher" oder "unverwundbar" – nennt er den Status, in dem man konstante Höchstleistung bringen kann, ohne auszubrennen oder krank zu werden. Asprey gelang es, seinen IQ um mehr als 20 Punkte zu erhöhen, sein biologisches Alter zu senken und ohne Kalorienzählen oder Sport 50 Kilo abzunehmen. Seine vielfältigen Erkenntnisse versammelt er in diesem Buch. Die Bulletproof-Diät hemmt entzündliche Prozesse im Körper, sorgt für schnellen, hungerfreien Gewichtsverlust und höchste Leistungsfähigkeit. Anstelle eines Frühstücks gibt es den berühmten Bulletproof-Kaffee mit Kokosöl und Butter, der lange sättigt und einen dauerhaften Energieschub verschafft. Kalorienzählen ist nicht nötig und auch bei weniger Schlaf und weniger Sport wird das überschüssige Fett nur so dahinschmelzen.
Author: Alessia Amighini (a cura di)
Publisher: Edizioni Epoké
Category: Political Science
Officially announced by Xi Jinping in 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has since become the centrepiece of China’s economic diplomacy. It is a commitment to ease bottlenecks to Eurasian trade by improving and building networks of connectivity across Central and Western Asia, where the BRI aims to act as a bond for the projects of regional cooperation and integration already in progress in Southern Asia. But it also reaches out to the Middle East as well as East and North Africa, a truly strategic area where the Belt joins the Road. Europe, the end-point of the New Silk Roads, both by land and by sea, is the ultimate geographic destination and political partner in the BRI. This report provides an in-depth analysis of the BRI, its logic, rationale and implications for international economic and political relations.
Author: Chicke Fitzgerald
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
The Game Changer is a business parable about innovation and business transformation, wrapping time honored principles in an engaging, fictional tale. It reveals the narrative behind a technology company founded by a game changing CEO/inventor that has reluctantly taken in funding, and nearly misses the gift of being able to grow at a much faster pace. He and his team initially feel the pressure of investor’s quarter-to- quarter profit metrics, but through a series of unusual and intertwined events, they find their entrepreneurial spirit and energy ignited again. They are empowered to change every area of the company, providing value back to their investors, and eventually to the public after their IPO.Written for anyone interested in entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership and personal growth.
My Tennis Life
Author: Paul McNamee
Publisher: Text Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A great Australian story of sport, mateship and being a maverick. Paul McNamee is a legendary figure in Australian tennis. From his early days as a talented Melbourne teenager, McNamee became a top international player, conquering Wimbledon and the Australian Open with his doubles partner, Peter McNamara. Along the way he shared a court with such luminaries as Rod Laver, Martina Navratilova, John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg. Just as important have been his contributions to the evolution of the sport: as the driving force behind the Hopman Cup and the reinvention of the Australian Open, and as a coach. This is his story - candid, compelling and insightful - of an ever-changing life in tennis. Paul McNamee AM is the only player to have changed from a one-handed to a two-handed backhand midcareer. He became the Australian number one in singles, reaching the semi-final of the Australian Open, and in doubles won five Grand Slam titles and held the world number-one ranking. He is credited with invigorating the Australian Open, positioning it as the Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific and instigating the night final - the highest rating show in Australian television history. As co-founder of the Hopman Cup, Paul helped turn the tournament into a prestigious international event. He is a professorial fellow at Monash University. 'McNamee is one of the most vibrant and ambitious minds in tennis. It's an indisputable fact.' Australian
The Impact of 9/11 on North American Security
Author: Jonathan Paquin,Patrick James
Publisher: UBC Press
Category: Political Science
The events of 9/11 turned North American politics upside down. US policy makers focused less on how they could better integrate the economies of Mexico, Canada, and the United States and more on security and sovereignty. Although security experts tend to view the developments that followed within a bilateral framework, Game Changer broadens the canvas by examining how America's desire to keep its two borders closed to threats but open to trade has influenced Canada and Mexico. By adopting a truly North American, or trilateral, framework, this authoritative volume suggests new approaches to security in the post-9/11 world.