An introduction for everyone. Rather than a "how to" for hands-on techies, this book - now in its revised and updated edition - serves lay listeners and experts alike by covering new case studies and the latest state-of-the-art techniques. In this rich, fascinating, and surprisingly accessible introduction, leading expert Eric Siegel reveals how predictive analytics works and how it affects everyone every day.
Jeffrey Walls is not living the life he wanted. He has a engineering degree but works at Hi Tech Stereo & Sound. He's the store's worst salesperson. His parents died two years ago leaving him with no family and huge student loans. The girl of his dreams is dating the world's biggest jerk. His bosses are clueless. His neighbors keep messing with his new car. No one respects him. Everyone pushes him around. And he hasn't slept in weeks. And to top it all off, there is this incessant ticking sound in his head.
Take a peek into the life of the world's richest man - a man named Suexliegh (pronounced "Swoo-Lee-Ay"). One year, Suexliegh is too busy throwing himself an elaborate birthday party to bother with paying his taxes, which, due to the massive drop in currency, spirals the world into total financial collapse. Though this trillionaire playboy has traveled all over the globe there is still one place he has never been: prison.
"... an international team of researchers... has finally come to the conclusion that the cat is the manliest pet." This gem of wisdom, and many, many others, are embedded in the search of one man - and his cat - for the Truth. Join them as they travel from "healer" to "healer" in their quest for wholeness. The Healings offers a pleasing marriage of humor and seriousness of life's situations.
In a desert with no trees, it's hard to find a good spot for a hanging. Even harder to find your way home. The story of Canyon in the Clouds twists and turns like a desert rattlesnake and is just as deadly. In this thrilling western tale a moribund sheriff, Clay, discovers the damage done not just to the condemned, but to the man holding the noose.