For 18 years, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith have been revolutionizing the study of politics by turning conventional wisdom on its head. They start from a single assertion: Leaders do whatever keeps them in power. They don't care about the "national interest" - or even their subjects - unless they have to. This clever and accessible book shows that the difference between tyrants and democrats is just a convenient fiction.
"Think you understand politics, think again!"
Every desperate housewife wants an alias. Donna Stone has one - and it happens to be government-sanctioned. But Donna earned it the hard way: Her husband was killed the day she delivered their third child. To avenge her husband's murder, Donna leads a secret life as an assassin. But espionage makes for strange bedfellows, and brings new meaning to that old adage, "Honey, I'm home...."
"Quick Quips and Sarcastic Humor"
In the 1980s, Toyota revolutionized manufacturing with its application of the lean production philosophy. Today, DevOps seeks to apply the principles of lean manufacturing to the technology industry. To do so, DevOps unites the two traditionally clashing bodies of the corporate IT department: development and operations. In traditional IT departments, the development group builds products and then hands them off to operations to launch them and keep them up and running.
"Waste of time"
John Lago is a very bad guy. But he’s the very best at what he does. And what he does is infiltrate top-level companies and assassinate crooked executives while disguised as an intern. Interns are invisible. That’s the secret behind HR, Inc., the elite “placement agency” that doubles as a network of assassins for hire who take down high-profile targets that wouldn’t be able to remember an intern’s name if their lives depended on it.
The Essential HR Handbook is a quick-reference guide that sheds light on the issues that keep managers up at night. It is filled with information, tools, tips, checklists, and road maps to guide managers and HR professionals through the maze of people and legal issues, from recruiting and retaining the best employees to terminating poor performers.
"Thank you for useful information"
In The Poisoner's Handbook, Blum draws from highly original research to track the fascinating, perilous days when a pair of forensic scientists began their trailblazing chemical detective work, fighting to end an era when untraceable poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime.
"CSI eat your heart out"
Written by the author of the Maneuver Warfare Handbook and an active-duty USMC officer with experience in Iraq, 4th Generation Warfare Handbook is the doctrine for a new generation of war. Over the last 40 years, the world has gradually entered into a post-Clausewitzian state where the wars are undeclared, the battlefields can be anywhere, the uniforms are optional, and the combatants as well as the targets are often "civilian."
There's a huge problem in the commercial real estate business that nobody is talking about - due diligence. The vast majority of investors, real estate brokers, and commercial real estate professionals barely scratch the surface conducting their due diligence when purchasing commercial real estate investments.
Parenting has never been the easiest job in the world, but with all the parenting advice out there, it's hard not to become bewildered. Today everybody has a different method for dealing with the madness. And who's to say one method is better than another? How do you choose? The truth is that whatever drumbeat you march to, all parents would agree that we just want our kids to be happy. But in the face of all the many parenting theories out there, happiness feels like it has become incidental.
Nola Leary would have been content to stay in Kilcairy, Ireland, healing villagers at her family’s clinic with a mix of magic and modern medicine. But a series of ill-timed omens and a deathbed promise to her grandmother have sent her on a quest to Half-Moon Hollow, Kentucky, to secure her family’s magical potency for the next generation. Her supernatural task? To unearth four artifacts hidden by her grandfather before a rival magical family beats her to it. Complication One: The artifacts are lost somewhere in vampire Jane Jameson’s occult bookshop. Complication Two: Her new neighbor, Jed Trudeau, keeps turning up half-naked at the strangest times....
"One of the best spin offs I have read!"
When it comes to a child's sense of family, what divorce breaks apart, solid co-parenting rebuilds. With a tested "here's how" approach, The Co-Parents' Handbook helps parents confidently take on the challenges of raising children in two homes. Addressing parents' questions about the emotional impact of separation, conflict, grief and recovery, the authors skillfully provide a road map for all members of the family to safely navigate through separation/divorce and beyond.
"A personal guide on me at all time"
After multiple successes working with experts, thought leaders, and visionaries, James Klobasa gives you the road map to access your true power, create your perfect day, structure success, increase impact, and be paid a premium for your expertise. James removes the clutter of the unnecessary, outlining the essentials to your path as a leader online. Personally and professionally, this is the one handbook that every expert, thought leader, and visionary must hear.
NLP: The Essential Handbook for Business is a straight-talking, highly practical guide to using NLP to significantly improve your results at work. Whether you want to be a better leader, manager, negotiator, salesperson, or decision-maker, you can learn proven NLP techniques that will boost your career as well as the performance of colleagues and the organization itself.
"Solid concepts melded with NLP creates synergy"
New York Times best-selling author and leadership expert John Maxwell offers practical insight into learning how to lead the person who matters most - yourself. The path to leadership begins with a question only few of us ask: How do I lead myself? John Maxwell presents 26 insights, not just for those who aspire to positions of leadership but also for veteran leaders who aim to build and improve upon the steps that led them to the front of the line.
"Solid Leadership Advice"
To become a Dark Lord is no easy thing. The simple ambition to hold dominion over the world and bend all to your will sounds straightforward, but it's not. There are armies to raise, fortresses to build, heroes to defeat, and battles to be fought. After many spectacular failures, Evil decided to lend more than inspiration to these would-be tyrants. He wrote an easy-to-follow Dark Lord's Handbook. And yet the next Dark Lord that came along screwed up like all the others.
"Started out good but turned into a drag"
Twelve strategies to help team members succeed in an entrepreneurial business and have the most fun, fulfilling, and rewarding experience of their working career. As Dan Sullivan says in the foreword to this audiobook, "Great teamwork is one of the most sought-after yet anguish-inducing qualities in the entrepreneurial universe." So, for the benefit of entrepreneurs everywhere and the people who work alongside them, Entrepreneurial Team Expert Shannon Waller has put together this collection of teamwork strategies.
Michael Nagler offers a step-by-step guide to using nonviolence creatively to confront any problem and to build change movements capable of restructuring the very bedrock of society. He identifies some specific tactical mistakes made by unsuccessful nonviolent actions, such as the Tiananmen Square demonstrations and the Occupy protests, and includes stories of successful nonviolent resistance from around the world, including an example from Nazi Germany.
"Non violence is the key to freedom"
No matter how much repeat business you get from loyal customers, the lifeblood of your business is a constant flow of new accounts. Whether you're a sales rep, sales manager, or a professional services executive, if you are expected to bring in new business, you need a proven formula for prospecting, developing, and closing deals. New Sales. Simplified. is the answer.
"Finally a no-nonsense sales book"
John Dolan Vincent was born with an extra ring finger on one hand. He was an abnormally gifted child with a proclivity for mathematics beyond his years, but he lacked social skills. Childhood ridicule and a difficult family life led him to use his talents in adulthood for criminal acts of forgery. When he starts getting untreatable migraines, his self-medication results in overdosing which sends him repeatedly to the emergency room.
"Excellent but short"
You will learn how to develop your own communication system with spirits and Spirit Guides, as well as develop an understanding of what they are trying to communicate with you right now! Spirit Guides are always trying to communicate with you; many times you just do not have a complete understanding of how this communication system works. There are many forms of spirit communication and it is important for you to find out what particular system works best for you.
"Informative but ..."