In a compelling, story-driven narrative, the Heaths bring together decades of counterintuitive research in psychology, sociology, and other fields to shed new light on how we can effect transformative change. Switch shows that successful changes follow a pattern, a pattern you can use to make the changes that matter to you, whether your interest is in changing the world or changing your waistline.
"Even Better Than Made to Stick"
Mark Twain once observed, "A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on." His observation rings true: urban legends, conspiracy theories, and bogus public-health scares circulate effortlessly. Meanwhile, people with important ideas (business people, teachers, politicians, journalists, and others) struggle to make their ideas "stick". In this indispensable guide, we discover that sticky messages of all kinds draw their power from the same six traits.
"Even Better The Second Time"
What if you knew the science behind the magic - a science so predictive and powerful that you could transform your organization? What if you could use cutting-edge psychology to unlock people's innate desires to innovate, experiment, and adapt? In Primed to Perform, Neel Doshi and Lindsay McGregor show you how to do just that. The result: higher sales, more loyal customers, and more passionate employees.
"Skeptical at first, but I'm a believer"
John Hilt lives the American dream. His corner office looks out on Dallas' beautiful skyline. His amazing wife and children love him. His father and sister adore him. John has it all. Except every few years, when Harry shows back up. Harry wants John to kill people. Harry wants to watch the world burn.
An affectionate memoir by artist Robert Hewitt about what it was like to be a boy in America in the 1950s, in a world where even indulged only children were expected to amuse themselves with little assistance from adults, where a boy and his best friend - another science nut - went alley-scavenging for project parts, where the family sunroom was filled with model trains, the refrigerator with chocolate milk, and a fellow's suitcase with firecrackers.
As an agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, William Queen must tackle a number of challenging cases, including going undercover to investigate a group of violent skinheads and infiltrating and busting a ring trafficking in high-powered explosives, drugs, and firearms. In the winter of 1985, he faces his toughest mission to date: he must apprehend Mark Stephens.
"Good book about MC's."
A team of CIA contractors travel to Southeast Asia to investigate a series of bombings that have taken the lives of Tier One Advance Force Operators. When the mission fails, intelligence specialist Sean Havens is sent to the jungles of Burma to determine the missing soldiers' whereabouts. On the ground, Havens learns of an unlikely axis of Russia, China, and Iran that may have plans beyond illicit trafficking. But is this a ruse to mask a global financial market manipulation to fund elections and buy alliances?
"Great second novel and continuing story!"
Angels announced Jesus' birth to shepherds living out in the fields guarding their flocks. The shepherds hurried into Bethlehem to see the newborn Messiah and left a nine-year-old shepherd behind to tend the sheep. An angel came back to Earth to comfort the boy and accompany him on a special mission to aid the three wise men.
Sean Havens served the government black ops underworld for over 20 years. He lived and operated through corporate cut-outs and within the dark recesses of humanity to protect the country he loved. But when the family he loved was unprotected by his country, Havens's clandestine double life follows him home colliding two very separate worlds. Shock awaits as he learns who is friend or foe in the obscure domestic battlefield.
"I keep coming back"
Given the consistent movement away from God's values in America today, this audiobook provides biblical directives on how believers are to act in a morally corrupt society. It clarifies EVERY believer's duty concerning loving others, while at the same time taking a stand. What makes this audiobook unique is its effort to present a scriptural basis for Christian American citizenship today, rather than the Christian tradition of our nation. With over 185 scripture quotations, the audiobook is unmistakably for those who believe the Bible.
Baxter Parish, Louisiana, is a bloody place where family tradition is stronger than the law and pride more valuable than life. Thirty-year-old Jesse Tadlock returns home to Packwood Corners to claim his inheritance after a peaceful, if not dull, 12-year Army hitch. With a steady job, a past love back in his life, and his own land, he thinks he's outlasted the legacy of violence that has haunted his family. But then a neighbor turns up at his door with a loaded rifle on his arm and a bloodthirsty pit bull in tow.
Terrorists are coming into the United States across the Southern Borders. They're being assisted by the drug cartels and others. When the fanatics begin suicide bombings in shopping malls, one man forges the clues into links that form an escalating chain of terror. The enigmatic Frost, a former Special Operations soldier, knows that soon, Americans will be confronted by a weapon of mass destruction, aimed at its heartland business and trading center; Chicago.
"blown away by performance and content"
In his sizzling first novel, the creator of L.A. Law and NYPD Blue plunges a down-on-his-luck Hollywood writer into the thick of a murder investigation, which he uses to get better material for his screenplay. When Bobby Newman spies upon his neighbors one day through his $4,000 telescope, he sees a beautiful woman making love to a handsome actor named Ramon. But when their pillow talk turns sour, Bobby watches as she bludgeons her lover to death with his own acting trophy.
"There's a better version..."
Stunning Hollywood Hills heiress Jade Lamont appears to have it all - the brains, the smashing looks, the cool job with the A-list law firm, and the string of hunky boyfriends. Then her father, Cicero, is murdered under mysterious circumstances, her mother commits suicide, and her beloved brother, Richard, vanishes without a trace. Jade is frantic, and she turns to Nick Crane - an old school PI with a huge heart, nerves that bend but do not break, and an intriguing crew of formidable helpers.
"Well narrated and written!"
Prayer practitioners Eddie Smith and Michael L. Hennen identify 27 principles that will equip you to pray more purposefully and effectively. Using them, you will focus on the Lord's answers rather than your requests, understand strategies for a successful offensive, grasp the critical importance of timing, learn the enemy's goals and strategies and prepare for victory as God's glory is revealed.
Helping People + Having Fun = Making $ is a short audiobook about God wanting His Kingdom to shine through us. Our heavenly Father wants us to help people, have fun doing it, and make money in the process. This audiobook will inspire you to revive the dormant gifts inside of you. God wants us to share these gifts with the world.
In Telegraph Hill, private detective Ray Infantino searches for a missing girl named Tania. The case takes him to San Francisco, the city he abandoned years ago after his fiancé was murdered. Thrust into his old city haunts, Ray finds that Tania may not be lost at all. Tania saw a murder; and a criminal gang, the Black Fist Triad, wants to make sure she never sees anything again. Ray enlists help from an old flame, Dominique, but now he has three women on his mind.
From Dayne Sherman, the critically-acclaimed author of Welcome to the Fallen Paradise, comes a gothic treatment of the American South: a hard-charging depiction of religion, family, friendship, deception, and evil. Zion is a mystery set in the rural South, the story of a war fought over the killing of hardwoods in Baxter Parish, Louisiana. The tale begins in 1964 and ends a decade later, but the Hardin family, faithful members of Little Zion Methodist Church, will carry the scars for life.
"Great Book, Great Performance!"
Enter the mysterious world of Stinger...a romantic spy thriller with a twist. When a secret shipment of Stinger missiles goes missing near the Khyber Pass, "rogue" CIA officer Nick Daley becomes entangled in an unusual triangle with a San Francisco journalist and her former lover, now an elusive Afghan leader with a price on his head. These characters lead us into a realm of intrigue and betrayal, where hidden agendas provide their own kind of veil until the truth is revealed in a shocking climax.
"A dangerous game in a mysterious world."
A collection of six short stories based on the adventures of Richard St.Clair, who went from small town politics to national politics and his best friend Bobby Morrow a federal undercover agent. The action is nonstop as these characters take you on a journey from rural Pennsylvania to the exciting and seductive Caribbean along with other characters such as Carmine the mafia kingpin, Mike the mechanic, Sarge, and farmer Terry Lee.