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It was supposed to be just another software job. It wasn’t supposed to involve dodging bullets, igniting explosions, out-driving hitmen, or bluffing his way through the dens of international crime lords. Danny’s big brain has always served him well at a workstation or a soldering bench, but will he be smart enough to survive the engineering challenge of a lifetime?
Onetime computer whiz-kid Danny still dreams of making it big as an inventor and technologist in the “digital revolution”. But when a fat-fingered email flub from tech investor Jason Tuttle destroys Danny’s latest company, he takes stock of his career and realizes that that ship’s long since sailed.
They want power. He’s going to bring them a war.
Retired Army Ranger John Stone has settled into his life as a bar owner in Great Falls, Montana. But news about the death of a brother-in-arms and the kidnapping of his goddaughter shakes his world apart.
John discovers the murder and abduction might involve the ex-wife of his fallen brother, and a prototype technology that could threaten the security of the free world.
Now, with time running out, John must rely on the abilities of his former life to save his goddaughter from the same fate as her father.
Chapter 2: Number Cross…… Logic, Reasoning
Chapter 3: Number Sequence……. Logic, Reasoning
Chapter 4: Marbles in a Box……. Simple Equations
Chapter 5: Brick Wall……. Simple Equations
Chapter 6: Average Cell……. Simple Equations, Arithmetic Mean
Chapter 7: Mixed Arithmetic Cell……. Simple Equations
Chapter 8: Wisgo Number Tile……. Logic, Stimulating both sides of the brain
Chapter 9: Number Pyramid……. Pascal’s Triangle, Simple Equations
Chapter 10: Average Number Pyramid……. Pascal’s Triangle, Arithmetic Mean
Chapter 11: I/O Arithmetic Box……. Reverse Step, Logic/Math
Chapter 12: Lost Ant……. Vector / Scalar, Quadratic Equations
Chapter 13: Lock and Key……. Logic, Strategy, Worst-Case Scenario
Georgie Tanner didn’t expect much more than old world charm when she led a group of tourists on a visit to a local Amish township. But when a young girl pulls her aside, she discovers a dark underbelly to this peaceful village.
A young man, just returned from Rumspringa – the Amish rite of passage to adulthood – has been found murdered. The girl is terrified to tell any of the elders for fear she’ll be banished from her community. With nobody else for her to turn to, Georgie reluctantly agrees to help.
But when the community moves to cover things up, Georgie discovers her only witness has gone missing. With no evidence and no one willing to listen to her, it’s up to her to find the missing girl before she becomes the next murdered victim..
Another day, another dead body. It’s all in a day of the life of Salem Grimes.
Salem Grimes figures even a God who works in mysterious ways wouldn’t resort to a dead body in a dumpster in answer to Salem’s prayers to help her stay on her diet – excuse me – Strat-EAT-Gic plan.
But a dead body in a dumpster it is, and now Salem and Viv, her octogenarian partner-in-crime-solving, are on the case once again. Salem finds the search for the killer a satisfactory distraction from all the things she needs distraction from – “dates” with the husband she hasn’t known for the past decade, growing jealousy of Viv’s friendship with Dale-the-Annoying-Hanger-On, and a mentor who says things that – okay, maybe Salem needs to hear, but she really doesn’t want to.
She crossed an ocean to start her life over. Can she nab a killer before her quaint village becomes a graveyard?
Recently widowed Leta Parker desperately needs a change of scenery. Pursuing her lifelong dream of retiring to the Cotswolds, she leaves her soulless corporate hustle in Atlanta and moves to England with her talking dog and cat companions—Dickens and Christie. But she’s barely begun making new friends when she stumbles across her housekeeper’s body …
With several villagers pegged for the crime, Leta teams up with a retired English teacher and her sharp-as-a-tack octogenarian mother to track the killer before the trail goes cold. As the not-so-friendly local policewoman elbows them out and scandalous rumors plague the tight-knit community, it’s left to the ladies and their pets to sleuth for the truth.
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I have three goals: graduate from an Ivy League university, get into medical school, and follow in my father’s well-established footsteps. Everything was going exactly as planned until the local bad boy was delivered to my doorstep. Literally.
From the moment we meet, my old life becomes unrecognizable, but I have no regrets. I’m utterly captivated by him. His smirk. His heart. His sharp wit. He pushes me to live, to be wild, to pursue the dream I’ve always hidden inside.
To the rest of the world, we make no sense.
Me, the girl from the gilded New England coast.
Joshua, from the small city of New Haven.
Rework shows you a better, faster, easier way to succeed in business.
Most business books give you the same old advice: Write a business plan, study the competition, seek investors, yadda yadda. If you’re looking for a book like that, put this one back on the shelf.
Read it and you’ll know why plans are actually harmful, why you don’t need outside investors, and why you’re better off ignoring the competition. The truth is, you need less than you think. You don’t need to be a workaholic. You don’t need to staff up. You don’t need to waste time on paperwork or meetings. You don’t even need an office. Those are all just excuses.
The single glass of wine with dinner. . .the cold beer on a hot day. . .the champagne flute raised in a toast. . . what I’d drink if Hunter S. Thompson wanted to get wasted with me. . .these are my fantasies lately. Too bad I’ve gone sober.
When Sacha Z. Scoblic was drinking, she was a rock star; the days were rough and the nights filled with laughter and blackouts. Then she gave it up. She had to. Here are her adventures in an utterly and maddeningly sober world. . .and how she discovered that nothing is as odd and fantastic as life without a drink in hand. . .
Devon Crawford is an officer; Air Force PararescuemanCam Munro is enlisted. Dev flies medical evacuations; Cam jumps into danger zones to savelives. Dev wants to return home from Afghanistan with her heart untouched; Cam will doanything to win the woman he loves.
Reaching for happiness in a war zone is the last thing Captain Devon Crawford plans,but she can’t ignore the feelings she’s hidden for so long. Cam’s sexy charm and wickedkisses weaken her resistance, but she’s too afraid of losing him to give in.
When Dev’s helicopter and crew are shot down and set up as bait by a notorious warlord,Cam risks all to save the team. What he doesn’t know is that the trap is set forhim…
Beverly Danziger looked like an expensive, carefully wrapped package from a good but conservative shop. Only her compulsive chatter hinted at the nervousness beneath her cool surface. It was a nervousness out of all proportion to the problem she placed before Kinsey Millhone. There was an absent sister. A will to be settled–a matter of only a few thousand dollars. Mrs. Danziger did not look as if she needed a few thousand dollars. And she didn’t seem like someone longing for a family reunion.
Still, business was slow, and even a private investigator has bills to pay. Millhone took the job. It looked routine.
Cognitive biases. All humans have them. But that’s not necessarily a good thing.
Cognitive biases are mental shortcuts that have evolved in our brains and shape our judgment of the world. You may not recognize them, but you’ve seen them in action: the manager who’s afraid to try a new process; a researcher who unconsciously discounts data to confirm what he thinks he knows; the team of like-minded colleagues who want to enact change but find themselves unable to do so without understanding why.
While these instinctive biases served us extremely well in our evolutionary history as we ran from predators, in the world of modern business they keep us from reaching our full potential, they impede innovation, and they stunt business growth.