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Count Alexander Rostov - recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt - is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving doors of the Hotel Metropol. But instead of being taken to his usual suite, he is led to an attic room with a window the size of a chessboard.
Being alone - really alone - could be the only antidote to the frenzy of our digital age.
_____________________The highly anticipated sequel to the beloved worldwide bestseller READY PLAYER ONE, the "ridiculously fun and large-hearted" (NPR) near-future adventure that inspired the blockbuster Steven Spielberg film.
Exploring the past with hi-tech tools of modern archaeology, geology and astronomy, Hancock exposes an eerie network of connections between Egyptian pyramids, Andean temples, spherical geometry, and astro-navigation. He makes claim for a lost civilization that flourished during the last ice age.
___________________________________'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.'A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man falsely charged with the rape of a white girl.
Tony Fletcher's A Light That Never Goes Out - part celebration, part paean - moves from Manchester in the nineteenth-century to the present day to tell the complete story of The Smiths.
Takes you to the edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. This book brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation. It shows, by harnessing this science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.
On a remote jungle island, genetic engineers have created a dinosaur game park. An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now one of mankind's most thrilling fantasies has come true and the first dinosaurs that the Earth has seen in the time of man emerge. But there is a dark side to the fantasy.
Do you sometimes behave irrationally or impulsively? Do you face some situations with fear and trepidation? Do feelings of self-doubt consume everyday activities? In this book, the author shares his phenomenally successful mind management programme that has been used to help elite athletes and senior managers alike to conquer their fears.
THE HUGE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERA former FBI hostage negotiator offers a new, field-tested approach to negotiating - effective in any situation. 'Riveting' Adam Grant 'Stupendous' The Week'Brilliant' Guardian. After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a kidnapping negotiator brought him face-to-face with bank robbers, gang leaders and terrorists. Never Split the Difference takes you inside his world of high-stakes negotiations, revealing the nine key principles that helped Voss and his colleagues succeed when it mattered the most - when people's lives were at stake.Rooted in the real-life experiences of an intelligence professional at the top of his game, Never Split the Difference will give you the competitive edge in any discussion.PRAISE FOR NEVER SPLIT THE DIFFERENCE' My pick for book of the year. Forbes: Who better to learn [negotiation] from than Chris Voss, whose skills have saved lives and averted disaster?Daily Mail: Filled with insights that apply to everyday negotiations.Business Insider: It's rare that a book is so gripping and entertaining while still being actionable and applicable.Inc.: A business book you won't be able to put down.
THE PHENOMENAL INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER: 1 MILLION COPIES SOLDTransform your life with tiny changes in behaviour, starting now. People think that when you want to change your life, you need to think big. But world-renowned habits expert James Clear has discovered another way.He knows that real change comes from the compound effect of hundreds of small decisions: doing two push-ups a day, waking up five minutes early, or holding a single short phone call. He calls them atomic habits. In this ground-breaking book, Clears reveals exactly how these minuscule changes can grow into such life-altering outcomes.He uncovers a handful of simple life hacks (the forgotten art of Habit Stacking, the unexpected power of the Two Minute Rule, or the trick to entering the Goldilocks Zone), and delves into cutting-edge psychology and neuroscience to explain why they matter. Along the way, he tells inspiring stories of Olympic gold medalists, leading CEOs, and distinguished scientists who have used the science of tiny habits to stay productive, motivated, and happy. These small changes will have a revolutionary effect on your career, your relationships, and your life.
THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERWe all have an ikigai. It's the Japanese word for 'a reason to live' or 'a reason to jump out of bed in the morning'. It's the place where your needs, desires, ambitions, and satisfaction meet.A place of balance. Small wonder that finding your ikigai is closely linked to living longer. Finding your ikigai is easier than you might think.This book will help you work out what your own ikigai really is, and equip you to change your life. You have a purpose in this world: your skills, your interests, your desires and your history have made you the perfect candidate for something. All you have to do is find it.Do that, and you can make every single day of your life joyful and meaningful. 'I read it and it's bewitched me ever since. I'm spellbound.' Chris Evans'A refreshingly simple recipe for happiness.' Stylist'Ikigai gently unlocks simple secrets we can all use to live long, meaningful, happy lives.Warm, patient, and kind, this book pulls you gently along your own journey rather than pushing you from behind.' Neil Pasricha, bestselling author of The Happiness Equation.
Rigorously supported by evidence, his findings are surprising - at times even shocking - to the modern mind. Good to Great achieves a rare distinction: a management book full of vital ideas that reads as well as a fast-paced novel.
In Doughnut Economics, Oxford academic Kate Raworth identifies seven critical ways in which mainstream economics has led us astray, and sets out a roadmap for bringing humanity into a sweet spot that meets the needs of all within the means of the planet.
Provides a revolutionary approach to project management that helps to transform everything from software companies to the US military to healthcare in major American hospitals. This book explains how it operates and how it can be made to work for anyone, anywhere? It tells how to how to define, what it is that you are seeking to achieve?
________________________________________The bestselling true story and inspiration behind the hit Netflix show of how one underfunded FBI team became the first to explore the dark world of serial murderers.John Douglas is a former FBI Special Agent and expert in criminal profiling and behavioural science. He made a career of looking evil in the eye - and understanding it. No wonder that he was the inspiration for Special Agent Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs, as well as the film's consultant on the reality of serial killers.Douglas invented and established the practice of criminal profiling, and submerged himself in the world of serial killers in a quest to understand why they killed, and to help prevent more innocent lives from being ended by future killers. As his serial crime unit developed from a derided two-bit operation in a dingy officer to one of the FBI's elite task forces, Douglas personally confronted the most terrible crimes of the age, including those of Jeffrey Dahmer, Charles Manson, Ted Bundy and the Atlanta child murderer.With the fierce page-turning power of a bestselling novel, yet terrifyingly true, Mindhunter is a true crime classic.________________________________________'John Douglas knows more about serial killers than anybody in the world' - Jonathan Demme, director of The Silence of the Lambs 'A cracker of a book' - Esquire
Founded on principles like:* Don't bargain over positions* Separate the people from the problem and* Insist on objective criteriaGetting to Yes simplifies the whole negotiation process, offering a highly effective framework that will ensure success.
We all know that change is hard. It's unsettling, it's time-consuming, and all too often we give up at the first sign of a setback. But why do we insist on seeing the obstacles rather than the goal? The authors argue that we need only understand how our minds function in order to unlock shortcuts to switches in behaviour.
Intends to transforms the way we think about the craft of persuasion. Drawing on research, and packed with case studies, this book offers new insights into the art of winning people over: it isn't just what we say or how we say it that counts, but also what goes on in the moments before we speak.
Prince Rogers Nelson is one of the most popular and influential musical acts of all time. Known for his style and range, Prince¿s prolific music career included an ever-evolving sound that blended pop, R&B, hip-hop, jazz and soul. Prince sold over 100 million albums worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He won seven GRAMMY¿ Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award¿ for the film ¿Purple Rain.¿ He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the first year of his eligibility. Prince tragically passed away at his Paisley Park home on April 21, 2016. His legacy lives on through the timeless messages of love in his music and the countless ways his work has touched lives.Dan Piepenbring is a writer and former editor at The Paris Review.
Who's going to provide for your future? There's a crisis looming in pensions. Investing in property is time-consuming and risky. This work sets out the five key numbers that really count when you're buying stocks and shares; and explains how to use new Internet tools to simplify research.
The old man has gone 84 days without catching a fish, everything about him is old except his eyes, they are the colour of the sea. He finally catches a fish, but this is no ordinary fish, nor is his fierce and determined response.