Jack Welch knows how to win. During his forty-year career at General Electric, he led the company to year-after-year success around the globe, in multiple markets, against brutal competition. His honest, be-the-best style of management became the gold standard in business, with his relentless focus on people, teamwork, and profits. Since Welch retired in 2001 as chairman and chief executive officer of GE, he has traveled the world, speaking to more than 250,000 people and answering their questions on dozens of wide-ranging topics. Inspired by his audiences and their hunger for straightforward guidance, Welch has written both a philosophical and pragmatic book, which is destined to become the bible of business for generations to come. It clearly lays out the answers to the most difficult questions people face both on and off the job. Welch's objective is to speak to people at every level of an organization, in companies large and small. His audience is everyone from line workers to MBAs, from project managers to senior executives. His goal is to help everyone who has a passion for success. Welch begins Winning with an introductory section called "Underneath It All," which describes his business philosophy. He explores the importance of values, candor, differentiation, and voice and dignity for all. The core of Winning is devoted to the real "stuff" of work. This main part of the book is split into three sections. The first looks inside the company, from leadership to picking winners to making change happen. The second section looks outside, at the competition, with chapters on strategy, mergers, and Six Sigma, to name just three. The next section of the book is about managing your career from finding the right job to achieving work-life balance. Welch's optimistic, no excuses, get-it-done mind-set is riveting. Packed with personal anecdotes and written in Jack's distinctive no b.s. voice, Winning offers deep insights, original thinking, and solutions to nuts-and-bolts problems that will change the way people think about work.
Dracula, My Love
Acclaimed author Syrie James approaches Bram Stoker's classic Dracula with a breathtaking new perspective—as, for the first time, Mina Harker records the shocking story of her scandalous seduction and sexual rebirth.Who is this magnetic, fascinating manAnd how could one woman fall so completely under his spell?Mina Harker is torn between two men. Struggling to hang on to the deep, pure love she's found within her marriage to her husband, Jonathan, she is inexorably drawn into a secret, passionate affair with a charismatic but dangerous lover. This haunted and haunting creature has awakened feelings and desires within her that she has never before known, which remake her as a woman.Although everyone she knows fears him and is pledged to destroy him, Mina sees a side to him that the others cannot: a tender, romantic side; a man who's taken full advantage of his gift of immortality to expand his mind and talents; a man who is deeply in love, and who may not be evil after all. Yet to surrender is surely madness, for to be with him could end her life. It may cost Mina all she holds dear, but to make her choice she must learn everything she can about the remarkable origins and sensuous powers of this man, this exquisite monster, this . . . Dracula!
Harry Potter: The Complete Collection
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
HBO’s hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R. R. Martin’s internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A GAME OF THRONES is the first volume in the series.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is a short story of speculative fiction by American author Washington Irving, contained in his collection of 34 essays and short stories entitled The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.. Written while Irving was living abroad in Birmingham, England, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" was first published in 1820. Along with Irving's companion piece "Rip Van Winkle", "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is among the earliest examples of American fiction with enduring popularity, especially during Halloween because of a character known as the Headless Horseman believed to be a Hessian soldier who lost his head to a cannonball in battle.
Death and Transfiguration
The fourth book in the series featuring the irascible but loveable amateur sleuth Daniel JacobusVaclav Herza, the last of a dying breed of great but tyrannical conductors, has been music director of Harmonium for forty years. The world fa
Looking Good Dead
Tom Bryce does what any decent person would do. He picks up a CD left behind on the train seat next to him, and attempts to return it to its owner. But he soon becomes the sole witness to a vicious murder. His young family is threatened with their live
Not Dead Yet
Roy Grace tracks a stalker obsessed with a Hollywood starlet in Not Dead Yet, the latest from #1 international bestselling author Peter JamesDays before one of Hollywood's hottest stars, Gaia Lafayette, leaves her Bel Air home for a movie
Tory and her friends are celebrating the success of a second mission to aid WWII Britain when an urgent summons calls them back to their own time: Napoleon is on the brink of invading England. Can a handful of young mages stop an armyIn desperation,
Want You Dead
Single girl, 33, redhead and smouldering, love life that's crashed and burned. Seeks new flame to rekindle her fire. Fun, friendship and--who knows--more maybe?In Peter James' Want You Dead, thirty-year old Red Cameron meets handsome, cha
Mishka & The Sea Devil #1
After a chance encounter at sea, fisherman Mishka washes ashore on an uncharted island. Surrounded by monsters and worse, can Mishka survive long enough to solve the mystery of the Sea Devil and return home?
An inspiring junior novel with special appeal to boys. High-school student Haki needs to find the pounamu (greenstone) that was stolen from him after a car crash. In his search he must confront his fears and find a way to answer the challenge to serve his people, his land, to fight a taniwha (monster) and to grow into a warrior.
Sally Meets Santa
What would the holiday's be without Sally, the spirited and festive black Labrador retrieverJoin Sally as she sings, eats, decorates and re-decorates her way through the holidays. Sally Meets Santa is a joyful story about holiday traditions, anticipation and the excitement of meeting Santa for the first time. Sally is no different than any other dog, she dreams about the treats Santa will leave in her stocking and the special surprises she will find under the tree on Christmas morning. Come along with Sally and meet Santa.
Julie Kagawa: The Iron King Vol.1 # GN
Based off the New York Times best selling novels. The Iron King is the first book in the Iron Fey series, and follows the adventures of a girl named Meghan Chase. On her sixteenth birthday, Meghan discovers her little brother has been kidnapped by a faery race known as "the Fey" and even worse, replaced with an evil changeling and taken into the "Nevernever." Meghan bravely ventures into the faery realm to rescue him, and that's where an epic plot unfolds. This collected edition has never before images and character designs!
Bullies and Warriors
Going to school is a misery for Sean. Whatever he does to avoid the school bully, Mark Thomas and his mates always catch up with him. Then the students join Warrior Kids, a programme that teaches leadership and self-control. So begins a journey for the boys that has a predictable outcome for one of them and a surprise for another.
Sally Goes to Heaven
"Any family who has ever loved and lost a dog will find comfort in Sally Goes to Heaven. Stephen Huneck's beautiful illustrations and simple text evoke an afterlife that is everything we could hope for our dogs--and ourselves" - Ken Foster, author of The Dogs Who Found Me and I'm A Good DogJoin Sally, the cheerful black Labrador retriever, as she enters a world where meatballs hang from trees, comfy couches stretch as far as the eye can see, and tummy rubs abound. Providing an uplifting and reassuring look at what happens to pets once they leave a family, Sally Goes to Heaven describes this transition in charming detail through the eyes of Sally. With captivating illustrations from Stephen Huneck's original woodcut prints, this lighthearted book helps provide upbeat and gentle insight into the natural cycle of life. Beautifully illustrated, this story inspires a life-long love of reading, capturing the imagination of readers and dog lovers everywhere!
Not Dead Enough
The third novel in the award-winning Detective Superintendent Roy Grace crime series.On the night Brian Bishop murdered his wife, he was sixty miles away, asleep in bed at the time. At least, that's the way it looks to Detective Superinte
Dead Man's Footsteps
Dead Man's Footsteps, the fourth novel in Peter James' award-winning Detective Superintendent Roy Grace crime series, now available in eBook. "Abby stepped in the lift and the doors closed with a sound like a shovel smoothing gravel. She bre
Catch & Release
I should have died quick. But I didn't. I'm a miracle of modern medicine, only the medicine doesn't get much credit, I notice. People say I'm lucky, or I'm blessed, and then they turn away. I'm not the only miracle. There's Odd too. Polly Furnas had The Plan for the future. Get married to Bridger Morgan, for one. College, career, babies. Etc. All the important choices were made. It was all happily-ever-after as a diamond-ring commercial. But The Plan did not include a lethal drug-resistant infection. It did not include "some more reconstruction and scar revision in the future." And it certainly did not include Odd Estes, a trip to Portland in an ancient Cadillac to "tear Bridger a new one," fly fishing, marshmallows, Crisco, or a loaded gun. But plans change. Stories get revised and new choices must be made. Polly and Odd have choices. Surviving or not. Catch or release.
Jack is not a normal boy. He can talk to ghosts. In his new home, an aging farmhouse, he meets the Ghost Mother, a grief-stricken spirit who becomes very attached to him…too attached. He learns that the Ghost Mother is preying in the cruelest imaginable way on four child ghosts who are trapped in the house, stealing their energy to sustain her own. Before Jack can figure out how to help them, the Ghost Mother takes possession of his real mother’s body. Jack wants to fight back, but he has severe asthma and risks fatal attacks with any physical exertion. It will take all his resources, and his mother’s as well, to fight off the Ghost Mother and save the ghost children from a horrible fate.