Better Than Good

Author: Lane Hayes

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

ISBN: 1623806402

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 7354

One fateful night, Matt tags along with his gay roommate to a dance club, meets Aaron, and can't deny the attraction between them.

Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better

Wise Advice for Leaning into the Unknown

Author: Pema Chödrön

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1622035577

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 160

View: 8396

When her granddaughter was accepted to Naropa University, the celebrated author Pema Chödrön promised that she’d speak at the commencement ceremony. Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better contains the wisdom shared on that day. “What do we do when life doesn’t go the way we hoped?” begins Pema “We say, ‘I’m a failure.” But what if failing wasn’t just “okay,” but the most direct way to becoming a more complete, loving, and fulfilled human being? Through the insights of her own teachers and life journey, Pema Chödrön offers us her heartfelt advice on how to face the unknown—in ourselves and in the world—and how our missteps can open our eyes to see new possibilities and purpose. For Pema’s millions of readers, prospective graduates, or anyone at a life crossroads, this gem of clarity and reassurance is sure to find a welcome place in many a kitchen, office, and backpack.

Embracing Grief

Leaning Into Loss to Find Life

Author: Alise Chaffins

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781519158734

Category:

Page: 108

View: 2610

For most of her life, Alise Chaffins had only a casual relationship with grief. From 2013 to 2014, however, grief went from an occasional passerby to an intimate companion. Her mother was diagnosed with ALS and in 11 short months, it took her life. She left the man she had been married to for nearly sixteen years amid the scandal of an affair. She remarried, got pregnant at a time when her mother was gravely ill, and experienced the stillbirth of her son at 35 weeks and 4 days. Her 16 year old came out as a transgender man. She and her husband were finally settling into a congregation and were suddenly asked to leave their church for supporting that same transgender child. In the course of just over a year, she experienced one calamity after another, each resulting in a deep, but unique grief. In Embracing Grief, Alise examines the various ways that her life has been impacted by grief and how she has learned to lean into her sadness and find a more full life.

Leaning on Water

Author: Joan June Chen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781985705043

Category:

Page: 516

View: 9961

A talented young cadea pilot. A mysterious Bionic. And a world of the future on the brink of destruction... LIVINTHEA PARK has the Mark of Dresden mutation, only she doesn't know about it. One day, a terrible hovercraft accident changes all of that, and her life as one of Galactic's most talented cadea pilots comes crashing down. The Bionics barge into her life, claiming her as one of their own, whisking her away from her beloved home on Cerulea to Atlas Station I. Though these mysterious Bionics look human, with nanobots coursing through their veins, they are anything but just plain human, especially the one with the steel grey eyes. Commissioned since the turn of the millennium with guarding the civilizations of the Erlion system against the Quadrati Droids, the Bionics take Livi on a journey she could never have imagined. For on this journey, she will not only uncover truths about the Bionics and the people of Cerulea, but of herself as well.

Leaning Into the Future

Changing the Way People Change Organisations

Author: George Binney,Colin Williams

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey International

ISBN: 9781857880830

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 180

View: 7409

By recognizing the limits of what they can do, leaders become more powerful. They don't challenge the impossible but focus their efforts where they can succeed.

Leaning Into a Hail of Bullets

On Temptation

Author: The Navigators

Publisher: Navpress Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781576836903

Category: Religion

Page: 150

View: 5454

Intimacy with God is His idea. He has taken the initiative and prayer is His gift to us. Prayer is our response to the One who has called out to us and desires to be in a relationship with us. In Becoming a Woman of Prayer, a topical Bible study written for women by Navigator author and Bible teacher Cynthia Heald, you will be encouraged to respond to God's invitation to deeper intimacy with Him. * Personal study between meetings * 11 sessions

Nancy Drew 26: The Clue of the Leaning Chimney

Author: Carolyn Keene

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101077276

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 5935

Nancy Drew and her friend Bess discover that a rare and valuable Chinese vase has been stolen from the pottery shop of Dick Milton, a cousin of Bess. Dick had borrowed the vase from his Chinese friend, elderly Mr. Soong, and he is determined to repay Mr. Soong for the loss. He tells Nancy that if he can find “the leaning chimney,” he will be on the track of a discovery which will solve his financial problems. Nancy finds the leaning chimney, but it only leads her into more puzzles. Can there be any connection between the vase theft – one of a number of similar crimes – and the strange disappearance of the pottery expert Eng Moy and his daughter Lei?

How to Wow

68 Effortless Ways to Make Every Customer Experience Amazing

Author: Adrian Swinscoe

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 1292116870

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 4462

Looking to improve your customer experience? These 68 strategies will show you how to stand out from your competitors, whatever your business. Full of practical tips, inspiring insights and interviews with a wide range of leaders and entrepreneurs, How to Wow reveals all you need to deliver a world-class customer experience. Covering both the customer and business side of the equation, you’ll learn how to attract new customers, design a leading customer experience and quickly resolve a wide range of problems, plus much more. Don’t let your business fall behind, look inside and take your customer experience to the next level. “Essential and powerful insights for everyone who aspires to map out and enhance the customer journey and drive growth.” Keith Lewis, COO, Matchtech Group plc “At last – a book that provides practical ways of delivering the superior experience that today’s customers demand.” Olivier Njamfa, Co-Founder and CEO of customer experience software company Eptica

One Wish

Author: Robyn Carr

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 0778317722

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 4771

Starting a new life as a flower-shop owner, former champion figure skater Grace Dillon begins a no-strings-attached relationship with high school teacher Troy Headly, and when Grace's past comes back to haunt her, Troy doubles down on their relationship and brings it to the next level.

Nearly Gone

Author: Elle Cosimano

Publisher: Speak

ISBN: 014242451X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

View: 5182

In the title, the "a" in "nearly" appears as a backwards 4.

Legend

Author: Marie Lu

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 014242207X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 318

View: 500

In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.

Twitter For Dummies

Author: Laura Fitton,Anum Hussain,Brittany Leaning

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118960092

Category: Computers

Page: 312

View: 5634

A fully updated new edition of the fun and easy guide to getting up and running on Twitter With more than half a billion registered users, Twitter continues to grow by leaps and bounds. This handy guide, from one of the first marketers to discover the power of Twitter, covers all the new features. It explains all the nuts and bolts, how to make good connections, and why and how Twitter can benefit you and your business. Fully updated to cover all the latest features and changes to Twitter Written by a Twitter pioneer who was one of the first marketers to fully tap into Twitter's business applications Ideal for beginners, whether they want to use Twitter to stay in touch with friends or to market their products and services Explains how to incorporate Twitter into other social media and how to use third-party tools to improve and simplify Twitter

Charlie Brown and Friends

A Peanuts Collection

Author: Charles M. Schulz

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449451772

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 8722

Charles Schulz's Peanuts is one of the most timeless and beloved comic strips ever. Now AMP! helps carry on that legacy with new collections of Peanuts classics focused around topics sure to resonate with middle-grade readers. Second in the series is Charlie Brown and Friends. Whether it's the curious relationship between a bird, Woodstock, and a dog, Snoopy, or the never-ending crush that Peppermint Patty has on Charlie Brown, the gang's interactions are what make Peanuts resonate with kids. First published in 1950, the classic Peanuts strip now appears in more than 2,200 newspapers in 75 countries in 25 languages. Phrases such as "security blanket" and "good grief", which originated in the Peanuts world, are now part of the global vernacular, and images of Charles Schulz's classic characters - Charlie Brown kicking the football, Lucy leaning over Schroeder's piano - are now universally recognized. Together these books will introduce a new generation of kids to the lovable cast in time for the new animated Peanuts movie, which hits theaters in 2015!

Leaning Into Love

A Spiritual Journey Through Grief

Author: Elaine Mansfield

Publisher: Larson Publication

ISBN: 9781936012725

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 174

View: 4372

Elaine's story will inspire many women (of 700,000+/year) who deal with losing their husband to death, and often their identity as wife. In their close, loving marriage, both partners could both face his fatal illness with a conscious and realistic attitude, drawing on their longtime commitment to spiritual growth. Elaine welcomes us into her embrace of the love her deep grief expresses, as it opens doors for the person she must become.

Everything I Know About Lean I Learned in First Grade

Author: Robert Martichenko

Publisher: Lean Enterprise Institute

ISBN: 1934109347

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 103

View: 853

Every lean practitioner occasionally wishes for a simple, fun, and quick-read introduction to lean thinking to give acquaintances, associates, and family members -- even to our kids. If lean thinking often entails unlearning a plethora of bad habits, wouldn't it better if we learned better thinking -- and habits -- from the beginning? Everything I Know About Lean I Learned in First Grade is just that sort of book. It brings lean back to its original simplicity by showing how lean is alive in a first grade classroom. The book connects common lean tools to the broader lean journey, shows how to identify and eliminate waste, and aids the reader in seeing lean for what it truly is: a way to create a learning and problem- solving culture. Written to educate the entire organization on the fundamentals of lean thinking, this is the perfect source to engage all team members at all levels of an organization. Originally self-published in 2008, LEI is proud to re-issue this book and make it available to the broader lean community.

The Man Who Came Uptown

Author: George Pelecanos

Publisher: Mulholland Books

ISBN: 0316479810

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 8480

In bestselling and Emmy-nominated writer George Pelecanos' "taut and suspenseful" new novel, an ex-offender must choose between the man who got him out and the woman who showed him another path (Booklist, Starred Review) Michael Hudson spends the long days in prison devouring books given to him by the prison's librarian, a young woman named Anna who develops a soft spot for her best student. Anna keeps passing Michael books until one day he disappears, suddenly released after a private detective manipulated a witness in Michael's trial. Outside, Michael encounters a Washington, D.C. that has changed a lot during his time locked up. Once shady storefronts are now trendy beer gardens and flower shops. But what hasn't changed is the hard choice between the temptation of crime and doing what's right. Trying to balance his new job, his love of reading, and the debt he owes to the man who got him released, Michael struggles to figure out his place in this new world before he loses control. Smart and fast-paced, The Man Who Came Uptown brings Washington, D.C. to life in a high-stakes story of tough choices.

Lean Pricing

Pricing Strategies for Startups

Author: Omar Mohout

Publisher: Die Keure Publishing

ISBN: 9048624495

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

View: 9595

Pricing is hard as it determines your market position, whether your customers buy from you and whether you can provide the level of service required by those customers Lean Pricing is a practical toolkit that will positively influence your pricing strategy, revealing insights in the different pricing methods and tactics used by successful companies. You will discover a great number of case studies where these methods are successfully applied which will help you set-up or optimize your current pricing strategy. This book will answer the following key questions: • What price can you ask? • What pricing strategy will you adopt? • Whether you launched a startup or work for a big tech company is not important. As long as you believe that pricing plays a key role in your success, this book will provide the guidance, insights and inspiration you need. Lean Pricing is part of the Lean series, a series of books tackling the challenges that technology entrepreneurs and companies are facing. A must-have for startups ! EXCERPT The aim of this book is to provide insights in the different pricing methods, strategies and tactics to set pricing, as well as plenty of case studies where these methods are successfully applied. This is not a book for people that are looking for complex economic theories around price setting. It is rather a no-nonsense, ready-to-apply comprehensive guide for creating and reviewing your pricing strategy that will serve as a work of reference for a long time to come. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Omar Mohout is a Growth Engineer. He is an expert in building repeatable, scalable customer acquisition engines for born-on-the-web companies. Omar is an entrepreneur that turned startup advisor & mentor.