• Fiction

A Very Corporate Affair Book 2

Author: D. A. Latham
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781490599106
Category: Fiction
Page: 184
View: 5369
A steamy continuation of Book 1. Elle's progress up the corporate ladder is assured by the men vying for her attention. Both are desperate to possess her by fair means or foul, but which one can make her love him?

    • Fiction

The Miranda Affair

Author: Margaret R. Davis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781937818524
Category: Fiction
Page: 348
View: 2077
Ambitious Katie Carlisle struggles as her climb up the corporate ladder is hampered by two rivals, a ruthless male efficiency expert and the CEO's sexy girlfriend.

    • Fiction

The First Betrayal

Author: Patricia Bray
Publisher: Spectra
ISBN: 9780553902563
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 924
Sometimes the magic inside us isn't meant to be discovered.... Orphan, exile, priest, Josan has been posted to a lighthouse on the farthest edge of the kingdom. As a member of the collegium, he once dreamed of making a real contribution to the Learned Brethren, but those dreams died after a mysterious fever shattered him, body and mind. At least that’s the story he’s been told to explain a past he can’t remember. But that past has returned…with a vengeance. When Lady Ysobel Flordelis is shipwrecked on Josan’s island, this sets in motion an explosive destiny. The Seddonian trade liaison is traveling to Ikaria on official business, but her secret purpose is to revive the revolution brutally crushed years before. Neither Ysobel nor Josan can foresee the significance of their brief meeting. But as Ysobel navigates the elaborate court intrigues in Ikaria, Josan will be forced to leave his island exile and embark on a treacherous journey to unlock the secrets that bind his past–an act that could lead him to glory...or doom. From the Paperback edition.

Up the Organization

Author: Robert Townsend
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 4733

    • Fiction

The Affair

Author: C.P. Snow
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755120051
Category: Fiction
Page: 360
View: 8941
In the eighth in the Strangers and Brothers series Donald Howard, a young science Fellow is charged with scientific fraud and dismissed from his college. This novel, which became a successful West End play, describes a miscarriage of justice in the same Cambridge college which served as a setting for The Masters.

    • Business & Economics

The Courage Solution

The Power of Truth Telling with Your Boss, Peers, and Team
Author: Mindy Mackenzie
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 1626343314
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 264
View: 5590
“Original and wise, this masterful book shows you how to build the honesty and authenticity today’s leaders need, and positions you for success.” - Marshall Goldsmith, author of #1 New York Times bestseller Triggers Are there things you’d like to change at your company? Have you found yourself wishing your boss would change? Or your peers? What about the team you lead? Everyone in the corporate world, from the CEO to the security guard out front, wants to change something about their company. That’s the human condition at work. Where you can get stuck, however, is thinking that things will improve when the “other guy” changes—and waiting for that to happen first. In The Courage Solution, author, speaker, and CEO advisor Mindy Mackenzie shows us that the conventional approach is wrong. You can’t wait for the “other guy” to change. For true change to occur and for companies to perform better, we must all embrace one simple truth: The only thing you can reliably change or control is yourself. With truth telling the commodity in shortest supply in corporate America today, The Courage Solution challenges business professionals of any level to take actions that are deceptively simple yet require vulnerability and courage. The result? Improved impact on the job, and increased happiness and fulfillment. Drawing on 20 years of demanding executive roles at global corporations, Mindy Mackenzie reveals sharply focused, quick-read strategies in four key areas: • Part 1, You First: Taking ownership and accountability to create a career and life you love. • Part 2, Lead Your Boss: Transforming your relationship with your boss. • Part 3, Lead Your Peers: Accelerating positive peer relationships to improve business results. • Part 4, Lead Your Team: Building the most effective teams and having fun while doing it. Whether you’re a seasoned leader or just starting out in your career, The Courage Solution will help you create instant, lasting change and achieve the success you desire at work.

    • Business & Economics

Kicking Away the Ladder

Development Strategy in Historical Perspective
Author: Ha-Joon Chang
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 9780857287618
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 196
View: 3532
How did the rich countries really become rich? In this provocative study, Ha-Joon Chang examines the great pressure on developing countries from the developed world to adopt certain 'good policies' and 'good institutions', seen today as necessary for economic development. His conclusions are compelling and disturbing: that developed countries are attempting to 'kick away the ladder' with which they have climbed to the top, thereby preventing developing countries from adopting policies and institutions that they themselves have used.

    • Fiction

A Very Corporate Affair Book 2 - A Red Dress and Rubies

Author: D A Latham
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1326770306
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 9532
Elle Reynold's progress up the corporate ladder continues, aided by the wealthy, powerful men who are each desperate to possess her. Both tried to buy her, now one attempts a different approach, which leads to explosive consequences. No sooner has the dust settled, when Elle is faced with the biggest challenge of her life, one for which no amount of legal training could have possibly prepared her.

    • Business & Economics

The Power of Many

Values for Success in Business and in Life
Author: Meg Whitman,Joan O'C Hamilton
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 0307591239
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
View: 5530
Is it possible to run a multibillion-dollar corporation on the power of trust? Must you set aside your authentic self as you climb the corporate ladder? Is there another role for technology beyond saving costs and creating efficiencies? In The Power of Many, Meg Whitman, former president and CEO of eBay, speaks to these questions and more, identifying ten core values that steered her—and can steer any leader—to success without ethical compromise. During her decade at the helm of eBay, Meg Whitman transformed it from a tiny start-up into a nearly $8 billion global powerhouse, revolutionizing the way goods are bought and sold online. Fortune magazine twice named her the Most Powerful Woman in Business. Now, with the vitality, candor, and often self-effacing humor that is her trademark, Meg lays out the ten core values that she credits not only with her strategic success but with many of the joys and satisfactions of her private life. Values such as trust, authenticity, courage, and validation are not naive, Meg shows us, and they are definitely not a luxury. Rather, they are essential tools for success that go hand in hand with traditional business practices—like holding oneself accountable or growing a company efficiently. She believes they are the foundation of strong management in the twenty-first century. Today, technology and the transparency it brings demand that organizations demonstrate a character that aligns with the values of their communities. Meg illustrates the origins of her values and the underpinnings of her approach with compelling stories from her extraordinary career and her down-to-earth upbringing—from the harrowing twenty-two-hour system outage that nearly sunk eBay to the indomitable spirit of her eighty-nine-year-old mother, who grew up in Boston society but worked as an airplane mechanic during World War II. It was her mother, Meg says, who gave her “a bias toward action.” Here, too, are stories of finding her equilibrium during the time when she had young children, and in her marriage to a neurosurgeon with his own highly demanding career. Meanwhile, her experiences at some of America’s best-known companies, including Disney, FTD, and Procter & Gamble, offer valuable case studies of what can go wrong and right, and how even mistakes can be transformed into opportunities. Meg Whitman shows us that achievement can and should be teamed with optimism, trust, and honesty. The Power of Many offers the insights and motivation we need to propel ourselves to the next level—to scale, as Meg would say—in business and in life. From the Hardcover edition.

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Glass Window

Author: Mario Morales
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595197264
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 150
View: 1329
The awareness of child abuse in the 50’s was not, as common place as it is today. Racism and religion were more common and at the forefront. Lives were different, people were different and not as educated or desensitized as today’s society. People didn’t talk about personal matters and that was it. Secrets were kept in the heart, festering, painful and help was fleeting unless you were rich. This story is an awesome psychological rollercoaster of fear at it’s worst from the side of the survivor. A love so great that he feared telling his loved ones of the pains he endured for fear of hurting them so he carried it to a point of self-destruction. “The Glass Window” is truly a look into the reflection of the soul and the spiritual awakening of a tormented image that was just a tap away from a cracked world gone mad. From an innocent child surviving a trauma and racial bigotry to an accused killer. This book is not meant to aggrandize the drug life, but to show a way for those in similar situations to find a way out. Look into the window of the soul and you will see the dark of day and the light of darkness turned into a miracle of wonder beyond belief. How do I know? Because it happened to me.

    • Business & Economics

Not in the Club

An Executive Woman's Journey Through the Biased World of Business
Author: Janet Pucino
Publisher: Deep Canyon Media Llc
ISBN: 9780985902704
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 171
View: 1612
An insightful look at the challenges women encounter as they advance toward executive positions. Pucino reveals candid, real-life experiences that expose biases and barriers, and attempts to raise awareness about how certain behaviors negatively impact the institutions they may be leading.

    • Sports & Recreation

The Tower

A Chronicle of Climbing and Controversy on Cerro Torre
Author: Kelly Cordes
Publisher: Patagonia
ISBN: 1938340345
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 400
View: 2484
Patagonia’s Cerro Torre, considered by many the most beautiful peak in the world, draws the finest and most devoted technical alpinists to its climbing challenges. But controversy has swirled around this ice-capped peak since Cesare Maestri claimed first ascent in 1959. Since then a debate has raged, with world-class climbers attempting to retrace his route but finding only contradictions. This chronicle of hubris, heroism, controversies and epic journeys offers a glimpse into the human condition, and why some pursue extreme endeavors that at face value have no worth.

    • Business & Economics

Mentor in a Manual

Climbing the Academic Ladder to Tenure
Author: Clay Schoenfeld,Robert Magnan
Publisher: Atwood Pub
ISBN: 9781891859557
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 359
View: 7349

    • Fiction

Stay with Me

Author: Jules Bennett
Publisher: Zebra
ISBN: 1420144979
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
View: 432
Small-town Haven, Georgia, is home to generations of families, plenty of Southern charm, and an airport that’s seen better days. But as three friends are about to discover, love gives everything wings . . . At eighteen, Olivia Daniels left Haven behind and never looked back. Doggedly climbing the corporate ladder, she’s finally nearing the top when her father dies—leaving her part-owner of the run-down airport that was his first love. It’s a complication Olivia intends to wrap up quickly—buying out her co-owner and selling the land. Good thing her childhood best friends are with her for moral support. Because one look at her new partner is proof that her tidy plan has hit turbulence . . . Jackson Morgan practically grew up in Haven’s airport, and no one could have been a better mentor than Olivia’s dad. Flight is in Jackson’s blood, but his roots are firmly planted, and there’s no way he’s giving up the airport—not even for sassy, headstrong Olivia, his childhood crush. Coming to an agreement won’t be easy, especially when the attraction between them soars to new heights every day. Love definitely wasn’t on the itinerary, but is it enough to keep them together for a lifetime trip? . . . Praise for Jules Bennett and The Monroes series “Another page turner—I couldn't put it down!” --Lori Foster, New York Times bestselling author “A fantastic tale of starting over and learning to trust again . . . an intriguing storyline makes for a riveting, page turner.” --RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

    • Fiction

A Very Corporate Affair Book 4 - The Taming of the Oligarch

Author: D A Latham
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1326770365
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 9081
Ivan Porenski is an Oligarch, one of the super-rich Russians who reside in London, and live a life of excess and luxury. He's also a player. Gorgeously handsome, immaculately groomed and sexily charming, women fall at his feet, they just never say no. Haunted by his less than savoury past, and the guilt of his parent's deaths, he keeps people at arm's length rather than face up to his own demons. Surrounded by security, and a brick wall around his heart, he runs his empire from sumptuous offices in the Canary Wharf Tower. When he meets Elle Reynolds, a young lawyer, he's immediately reminded of the only girl he ever loved, who he left to her fate when he fled Russia. The problem with Elle is that an even wealthier man, his banker, is also pursuing her. Competing with a cultured member of the British aristocracy is difficult for even the wealthiest of foreigners, let alone one carrying around dark secrets and a chequered history. Book 4 of the Corporate Series, Ivan reveals his side of events.

    • Social Science

The Broken Ladder

How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live, and Die
Author: Keith Payne
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 069840937X
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
View: 7115
A timely examination by a leading scientist of the physical, psychological, and moral effects of inequality. Today’s inequality is on a scale that none of us has seen in our lifetimes, yet this disparity between rich and poor has ramifications that extend far beyond mere financial means. In The Broken Ladder psychologist Keith Payne examines how inequality divides us not just economically, but has profound consequences for how we think, how our cardiovascular systems respond to stress, how our immune systems function, and how we view moral ideas like justice and fairness. Experiments in psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics have not only revealed important new insights on how inequality changes people in predictable ways, but have provided a corrective to our flawed way of viewing poverty as the result of individual character failings. Among modern, developed societies, economic inequality is not primarily about money, but rather about relative status: where we stand in relation to other people. Regardless of their average income, countries or states with greater levels of income inequality have much higher rates of all the social problems we associate with poverty, including lower average life expectancies, serious health issues, mental illness, and crime. The Broken Ladder explores such issues as why women in poor societies often have more children, and have them younger; why there is little trust among the working class that investing for the future will pay off; why people’s perception of their relative social status affects their political beliefs, and why growing inequality leads to greater political divisions; how poverty raises stress levels in the same way as a physical threat; inequality in the workplace, and how it affects performance; why unequal societies become more religious; and finally offers measures people can take to lessen the harm done by inequality in their own lives and the lives of their children.

    • Health & Fitness

The Healing Platform

Build Your Own Cure!
Author: Annie Brandt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692759899
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 268
View: 2324
Annie Brandt opens her heart to share her own story and her expert opinions tested after years of working with cutting-edge integrative oncologists. She extends a loving hand to everyone who wants to know what they can do to achieve the best possible chance of success.

    • Fiction

Lloyd, what Happened

A Novel of Business
Author: Stanley Bing
Publisher: Crown
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
View: 4395
A social and business satire features a high-level corporate executive whose spirit and sanity begin to falter after he is tasked with increasing productivity by any means necessary

    • Fiction


Author: Desiree Holt
Publisher: Total-e-bound
ISBN: 1786862794
Category: Fiction
Page: 96
View: 7572
An accident, an unexpected meeting—and a sizzling attraction. The first meeting between Josh McMann and Vanessa Bowen is anything but promising. He’s just finished a successful dinner with a client and she’s shrieking that someone’s stolen her brand-new car. The walking cast on her leg doesn’t help matters. Not a good way to start either a personal or business relationship... One thing leads to another and soon her next collision is an off-the-charts one with Josh in bed. But there’s more than sex at stake here and it will take real commitment to get past the trust issues they both have.

    • Self-Help


The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Author: Angela Duckworth
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501111124
Category: Self-Help
Page: 352
View: 6772
In her instant, multi-month New York Times bestseller, Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.” “Inspiration for non-geniuses everywhere” (People). The daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Angela Duckworth is now a celebrated researcher and professor. It was her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience that led to her hypothesis about what really drives success: not genius, but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance. In Grit, she takes us into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, teachers working in some of the toughest schools, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers—from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll. “Duckworth’s ideas about the cultivation of tenacity have clearly changed some lives for the better” (The New York Times Book Review). Among Grit’s most valuable insights: any effort you make ultimately counts twice toward your goal; grit can be learned, regardless of IQ or circumstances; when it comes to child-rearing, neither a warm embrace nor high standards will work by themselves; how to trigger lifelong interest; the magic of the Hard Thing Rule; and so much more. Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that—not talent or luck—makes all the difference. This is “a fascinating tour of the psychological research on success” (The Wall Street Journal).