On a lazy, quiet afternoon, in the blink of an eye, our world shatters into two parallel universes as men vanish from women and women from men. After families and loved ones separate from one another, life continues in very different ways for men and women, boys and girls. An explosion of violence sweeps one world that still operates technologically; social stability and peace in the other are offset by famine and a widespread breakdown in machinery and science.
"Venus Vs Mars"
The genasi control almost all of Calimshan for their djinn overlords - all but a few outposts like the floating Island of the Free, where escaped slaves from Calimport's coliseum run their own brutal games. There, Cephas, a genasi with no memories of his past has spent his entire life fighting. But one day a circus of misfits, lead by the crowlike Corvus Nightfeather appear and free Cephas - and for the first time Cephas can harness his inborn powers and control the ground beneath his feet.
In 1976, Yale Hirsch predicted a 15-year super boom - a move in the stock market of 500% or more. His forecast proved accurate as the market rose and continued upward, eventually posting growth over 1,000% just before the tech crash in 2000. In Super Boom, Jeffrey Hirsch, President of the Hirsch Organization and Editor in Chief of the Stock Trader's Almanac, unveils the next market expansion. Hirsch has discovered that meteoric rises in stock indices are due to specific catalysts.
"The boom is the author hitting you in the head"
For Mrs Claus, the warmth, purpose and spirit of Christmas means meticulous detail to her dearly held Christmas traditions. Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without them! When a few rambunctious reindeer and a runaway sleigh threaten to ruin Mrs Claus's most important symbol of Christmas and her most precious tradition, panic ensues!
"Real meaning of Christmas"
As an entrepreneur, manager, and problem-solver, Tomio Taki has shared advice with businesspeople ranging from managers of mom-and-pops to high-powered executives from across the globe. The Innovation Instinct showcases the author's breadth of life experience and illustrates how the principles of Eastern and Western business practices can be meshed together as a powerful source for success. Lessons range from the benefits of asking the simple questions to the importance of establishing oneself and knowing when to go against the grain.