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On the eve of her only daughter's wedding, June becomes the sole survivor of a catastrophic house fire that consumes her daughter, her daughter's fiance, her ex-husband, and and her boyfriend, Luke-her entire family, all gone. In the aftermath of this unthinkable tragedy, we are introduced to a series of characters whose lives are forever changed. From Rebecca and Kelly, the couple running the motel where June seeks solitude, to Rick the wedding's caterer, to Lydia the town's black sheep and mother to Luke-everyone touched by this tragedy is transformed and connected through shared heartbreak as they learn to cope with their loses and find solace in the least expected of places. At its core, this novel is the ultimate celebration of family-the ones we are born with and the ones we create.
What makes the world's most successful individuals so good at their jobs? What do they do that others don't? The Connectors answers those questions with the kind of straightforward wisdom that business strategists so often overlook. Forget marketing tactics or business school best practices. Those are handy, but it's really people and the relationships you build with them that form the cornerstone of long-term success, sales growth, and excellence. Whether you're a salesperson, an entrepreneur, or an executive, your ultimate job is to bring in clients and keep them. Competition is brutal. No matter what you sell, there's probably someone somewhere selling it cheaper and faster than you can. So how do you differentiate yourself from your competitors? The Connectors uses practical exercises and case studies to show you how to set yourself apart from the rest by building high quality, profitable relationships with your clients and customers. The Connectors presents a five-step methodology that helps you build the kind of high quality relationships that lead to lifelong clients, repeat customers, and endless referrals.
After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as the Panther, John Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Although Corey's new assignment with the DSG- following Russian diplomats working at the UN Mission- is thought to be 'a quiet end,' he's happy to be out of the FBI. But Corey realizes something the US government doesn't: the all-too-real threat of a newly resurgent Russia. Prescient and chilling, DeMille's new novel takes us into the heart of a new Cold War with a clock-ticking plot that has Manhattan in its crosshairs.
Twenty-eight-year-old New Yorker Ani FaNelli seems to have it all: she's a rising star at The Women's Magazine, impossibly fit, perfectly groomed, and about to marry Luke Harrison, a handsome blueblood. But behind that veneer of perfection lies a vulnerability that Ani holds close and buries deep- a very violent, and public, trauma from her past has left her constantly trying to reinvent herself, and only she knows how far she would go to keep her secrets safe. When a documentary producer invites Ani to tell her side of the chilling incident that took place when she was a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School, she hopes it will be an opportunity for public vindication. Armed with the trappings of success- expensive clothes, high-powered byline, a massive engagement ring- she is determined to silence the the whispers of suspicion and blame from her past, and prove once and for all how far she's come since Bradley. She'll even let them film her lavish wedding on Nantucket, the final step in her transformation. But perfection doesn't come without cost. As the wedding and filming converge, Ani's meticulously crafted facade begins to buckle and crack- until an explosive revelation offers her a final chance at redemption, even as it rocks her picture-perfect world.
To connect with today's buyer, you need to stop pushing your message out and start pulling your customers in. The rules of marketing have changed, and the key to winning is to use this change to your advantage. If you've wondered how to get found in Google or why blogs and social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are important, Inbound Marketing is the audiobook for you. HubSpot founders Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah give you the tools and strategies you need to improve your Google search rankings, build a blog to promote your business, grow and nurture a community on social media sites, and analyze which of your online marketing efforts are working. Stop wasting money blasting the world with marketing messages that nobody cares about. Instead, learn to get found with Inbound Marketing.
Something really strange is happening in the City by the Bay. People are dying, but their souls are not being collected. Someone-or something-is stealing them and no one knows where they are going, or why, but it has something to do with that big orange bridge. Death Merchant Charlie Asher is just as flummoxed as everyone else. He's trapped in the body of a fourteen-inch-tall "meat puppet" waiting for his Buddhist nun girlfriend, Audrey, to find him a suitable new body to play host. To get to the bottom of this abomination, a motley crew of heroes will band together: the seven-foot-tall death merchant Minty Fresh; retired policeman turned bookseller Alphonse Rivera; the Emperor of San Francisco and his dogs, Bummer and Lazarus; and Lily, the former Goth girl. Now if only they can get little Sophie to stop babbling about the coming battle for the very soul of humankind . . .
Three generations of women. One terrifying family secret. When a beloved aunt decides to help her college-bound niece with her college essay, she never expected to open doors to her own past. As her niece writes a highly autobiographical essay about her grandmother's murder, her aunt is shocked to learn the young girl remembers seeing her step-grandmother the night her grandmother was murdered. Her aunt is mystified: not only is the murder - considered a burglary gone awry - still unsolved, at the time her stepfather had been dead a number of years. Convinced her stepfather faked his own death before returning years later to murder his wife, the aunt is determined to find proof. Following the trail of a mysterious music box stolen at her mother's death, the aunt sets out to bring the murderer to justice.
The 12-year-old Gallagher twins fall through the ice on Fenns Pond and need a miracle of their own. Father James, the parishioners of St. Cecilia's, Doc Hammond and all the regulars at the Country Kettle CafE struggle to keep their faith as God's will is eventually revealed.
Sooner or later, we all work for someone we can't stand. When that happens, some people quit, some suffer in silence, and others cope by sulking, obsessing, avoiding, or retaliating. But it's better to take control by applying the fourstep process in this book: -Detect: Am I crazy or is my boss driving me crazy? -Detach: Accept that you can't change your boss, but you can take back your power. -Depersonalize: Learn to take your supervisor's behavior less personally. -Deal: Devise a plan to get what you need, manage your boss, and move your career forward. Filled with concrete examples, this book will help readers take back their power from even the most challenging bad bosses chronic critics, yellers, unconscious discriminators, control freaks, pathological liars, and more.
In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley's most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs'a real-life Tony Stark- and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new "makers."
Detective Esa Khattak is in the midst of his evening prayers when he receives a phone call asking that he and his partner, Detective Rachel Getty, look into the death of a local man who has fallen off a cliff. At first Christopher Drayton's death-which looks like an accident-doesn't seem to warrant a police investigation, especially not from Khattak and Rachel's team, which handles minority-sensitive cases. But it soon comes to light that Drayton might have been living under an assumed name, and he may not have been the upstanding Canadian citizen he appeared to be. In fact, he may have been a Bosnian war criminal with ties to the Srebrenica massacre of 1995. And if that's true, any number of people could have had reason to help him to his death. As Rachel and Khattak dig deeper into the life and death of Christopher Drayton, every question seems to lead only to more questions, and there are no easy answers. Did the specters of Srebrenica return to haunt Drayton at last, or had he been keeping secrets of an entirely different nature? Or, after all, did a man just fall to his death in a tragic accident?
A 40-year market veteran who is widely acknowledged as a premier economic historian, J. Anthony Boeckh takes a long, hard look at the nearly 25 years of artificial prosperity the world witnessed as the 20th century gave way to the 21st. He also examines what this means moving forward. A riveting account, The Great Reflation outlines what brought the world to this mess and what it will mean for money and investing in the future. Boeckh also offers a detailed plan for overcoming challenges presented by the great worldwide financial collapse.
How did companies, both large and small, in different countries and industries, all achieve breakthrough performances when the odds were stacked against them? How did an engineer turned CEO transform his New Zealand steel-making company around in one year and become a leader in the industry? How did a 600 person team, within the largest petroleum company in Brazil, overcome skepticism and dysfunctional dynamics to achieve the biggest process integration success in history? How did a major Japanese housing manufacturer thrive despite the worst economy in a generation? How did a South African platinum mine improve its safety performance by 57 percent in one year? All of these results were possible because people applied The Three Laws of Performance and rewrote their futures. This audiobook will show you how to do the same in your organization and your life. Although most of us aren't aware of it, we have a future that's already been written. Our future is written by hopes, fears, dreams, expectations, and decisions made about life. In the same way, organizations have futures written by history, circumstances, culture, aspirations, successes, and failures. These already written futures determine and shape the level of performance that's possible for individuals and organizations. Authors Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan crack the code on rewriting the future for people and organizations, elevating performance to unprecedented levels.
There are many rumors about the bay off Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. Some say it was the site of the lost empire of the Solomon king and that great treasure lies beneath the waters. Others say terrible things happened here, atrocities and disappearances at the hands of cannibal giants, and those who venture there do not return. It is cursed. Which is exactly what attracts the attention of husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo. How could they resist? Clues and whispers lead them on a hunt from the Solomons to Australia to Japan, and what they find at the end of the trail is both wonderful and monstrous-and like nothing they have ever seen before.
Kay-Yut Chen's work has been featured in Newsweek, Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal. Marina Krakovsky is a contributing reporter to Scientific American. Here they present the results of studies involving behavioral economics to show how applying basic scientific principles to the business realm can achieve untold levels of success and prosperity. "Chen and Krakovsky reveal the secrets of how to apply the scientific method to your business practices."-Daniel H. Pink, best-selling author of Drive
Geoff Colvin is the senior editor at large for Fortune magazine and a New York Times best-selling author. Too many business leaders feel that the only way to survive a recession is to cut costs and lay-off employees. But this is not the case, says Colvin. In The Upside of the Downturn, Colvin details ten easy-to-implement strategies that will help any business make it through tough times-and thrive when things turn around!
Olivia Taylor Jones's life has exploded. She's discovered she is not only adopted, but her real parents are convicted serial killers. Fleeing the media frenzy, she took refuge in the oddly secluded town of Cainsville. She has since solved the town's mysteries and finds herself not only the target of its secretive elders but also her stalker ex-fiance. Visions continue to haunt her: particularly a little blond girl in a green sundress who insists she has an important message for Olivia, one that may help her balance the light and darkness within herself. Death stalks both Olivia and the two men most important to her, as she desperately searches to understand whether ancient scripts are dictating the triangle that connects them. Will darkness prevail, or does Olivia have the power to prevent a tragic fate?
Personal development guru Joe Vitale is a New York Times best-selling author and a key contributor to the Secret phenomenon. Here, he presents listeners with a foolproof blueprint for breaking free from debt, lack, struggle, and fear. Vitale's simple seven-step plan will show listeners how to attract money and make it work for them immediately. Tapping into lessons learned through the Laws of Attraction and Right Action, this program is a foolproof, no-nonsense solution to anyone's personal finance quandary.
With The Solution, Vitale wants to help listeners who are looking for answers to challenges faced every day. Here he goes beyond feel-good pep talks and offers step-by-step methods for succeeding where others may fail. Each step offers a powerful, common-sense approach to overcoming an obstacle preventing true and lasting fulfillment.
Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, who as Isak Dinesen wrote the classic memoir Out of Africa. Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate. Her unconventional upbringing transforms Beryl into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild and an inherent understanding of nature's delicate balance. But even the wild child must grow up, and when everything Beryl knows and trusts dissolves, she is catapulted into a string of disastrous relationships. Beryl forges her own path as a horse trainer, and her uncommon style attracts the eye of the Happy Valley set, a decadent, bohemian community of European expats who also live and love by their own set of rules. But it's the ruggedly charismatic Denys Finch Hatton who ultimately helps Beryl navigate the uncharted territory of her own heart. The intensity of their love reveals Beryl's truest self and her fate: to fly. Set against the majestic landscape of early-twentieth-century Africa, McLain's powerful tale reveals the extraordinary adventures of a woman before her time, the exhilaration of freedom and its cost, and the tenacity of the human spirit.
Founder of Dress for Success and the CEO of the youth volunteer program Do Something, Nancy Lublin shares insights and examples of how non-profits are able to do more with less-money, support, personnel, etc.-and still succeed in their missions. Taking on the myth that salary drives great performance and stellar productivity, Lublin shows that other forms of compensation are necessary for fostering a creative and thriving culture in the workplace and clearly illustrates why this is a benefit to any organization.
The co-founder of Genesis Advisers, a leadership development firm, Michael Watkins is an acknowledged business development expert. Here he shows listeners how they can survive and thrive in all the major transitions they may face during their career, including promotion, on-boarding into a new organization, and making an international move.
When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write the ending. Social scientist Brene Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability-the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome-is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity, and joy. But living a brave life is not always easy: We are, inevitably, going to stumble and fall. It is the rise from falling that Brown takes as her subject in Rising Strong. As a grounded theory researcher, Brown has listened as a range of people-from leaders in Fortune 500 companies and the military to artists, couples in long-term relationships, teachers, and parents-shared their stories of being brave, falling, and getting back up. She asked herself, What do these people with strong and loving relationships, leaders nurturing creativity, artists pushing innovation, and clergy walking with people through faith and mystery have in common' The answer was clear: They recognize the power of emotion and they're not afraid to lean in to discomfort. Walking into our stories of hurt can feel dangerous. But the process of regaining our footing in the midst of struggle is where our courage is tested and our values are forged. Our stories of struggle can be big ones, like the loss of a job or the end of a relationship, or smaller ones, like a conflict with a friend or colleague. Regardless of magnitude or circumstance, the rising strong process is the same: We reckon with our emotions and get curious about what we're feeling; we rumble with our stories until we get to a place of truth; and we live this process, every day, until it becomes a practice and creates nothing short of a revolution in our lives. Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness. It's the process, Brown writes, that teaches us the most about who we are.
As one of the top salespeople in the world, Brian Tracy knows the ability to close the sale is the key skill required by all top sales professionals. Fortunately, closing the sale is a skill that can be learned by practicing the closing skills of the highest paid salespeople in every business. When salespeople follow a practical, proven, step-by-step process, they can get more orders, faster and easier than ever before.
In 1989, after building a multimilliondollar marketing company, Marcia Wieder resigned to pursue another endeavor-helping others achieve their dreams. Since then, Weider has helped countless people do just that. Here she examines the power of dreams to help nurture deeper peace and true happiness. She also provides an easy-to-follow plan for making your dreams come true.