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!
Wellington: A Personal History
A bestseller in hardback, this is a highly-praised and much-needed biography of the first Duke of Wellington, concentrating on the personal life of the victor of Waterloo, and based on the fruits of modern research. Christopher Hibbert is Britain’s leading popular historian. Wellington (1769–1852) achieved fame as a soldier fighting the Mahratta in India. His later brilliant generalship fighting the French in Spain and his defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo earned him a dukedom and the award of Apsley House (No. 1, London) and a large estate in Hampshire. His second career saw him make his mark as a politician with commanding presence. Appointed Commander-in-Chief for life, he became Prime Minister in 1827 and presided over the emancipation of Roman Catholics and the formation of the country’s first police force. Privately, he was unhappily married, and had several mistresses (including two of Napoleon’s) and many intimate friendships with women. The private side of the public man has never been so richly delineated as in this masterly biography.
CISSP in 21 Days
This book adopts a 'concise explanation' approach to describe the concepts in the 10 Information Security domains that are covered in the CISSP examination. Hence, this book is a 'quick revision guide' and as such is expected to be studied in the month prior to examination. By breaking down difficult concepts and theories to simple 2 to 4-line sentences the assimilation and most importantly 'recall' of a concept is improved. Hence, this approach helps a candidate to focus on the core concepts before the exams and to recall them and relate them with other concepts to aid in identifying the right answer during the exam. This book is for all aspirants who are planning to take the CISSP examination and obtain the coveted CISSP certification that is considered as the 'Gold Standard' in Information Security personal certification. This book assumes that the candidate has already sufficient knowledge in all the 10 domains of the CISSP CBK by way of experience from work and knowledge gained from other study books. This book provides concise explanations to the core concepts that are essentially covered in the exam. Besides being an Information Security-focused guide, this book will also be useful as a quick reference and revision guide for System and Network Administrators, Database Administrators, System Analysts, Software Developers, Application Designers, System Architects, Legal Professionals, Security Officers, Business Continuity professionals, IT Auditors, IS Auditors, Vulnerability Assessors, Penetration Testers, and Ethical Hackers.
Harry Potter: The Complete Collection
The dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest: the search for the solution of how to calculate longitude and the unlikely triumph of an English genius. With a Foreword by Neil Armstrong.
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
This is an English rendering of the classical text on yoga and meditations that maintains the poetic forms of the sutras. Patanjali is to Yoga what Buddha is to Buddhism. His sutras-*ural narratives sometimes defined as literally "the path to transcendence"- are a darshan, or philosophical worldview and method to aid the awakening of self-realization. Patanjali reveals a set of landmarks that enable practitioners to lift the veils and study the hidden self, eventually following this path to enlightenment.
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.
Exploring the major features and packages of Go, along with its types and data-structures, enabling the reader to write threadsafe, concurrent cloud, and network applications About This Book ? Not your typical introduction to the Golang programming language ? Exploring Golang cradle to grave, completes the developer’s Golang education ? A thorough exploration into the core libraries and Golang features, that usually are taken for granted ? In depth explanation, detailing the rationale behind composite data types, Golang concurrency, and the Golang networking library Who This Book Is For This book is for Golang programmers. You should have previously read an introductory book on Go, or to have worked through the Tour of Go or an equivalent online course. This book will definitely help to remember the basic concepts of concurrency, but network programming will be explained. A certain amount of previous coding and production experience would be helpful. What You Will Learn ? Understand the design choices of Golang syntax ? Know enough Go internals to be able to optimize Golang code ? Appreciate concurrency models available in Golang ? Understand the interplay of systems and networking code ? Write server-level code that plays well in all environments ? Understand the context and appropriate use of Go data types and data structures In Detail The Go programming language, often referred to as Golang (albeit wrongly), is really making strides, with some masterclass developments, architected by the greatest programming minds. Tobias Lutke, CEO of Shopify, recently quoted as saying “Go will be the server language of the future”, powerful words, with much ambition. Go programmers are in high demand, but more controversially, Go takes the stage, where C and Unix programmers previously led the way. The growth of the Go language has seen it become the means by which systems, networking, web, and cloud applications are implemented. Comfortable with syntax, you’ll benefit by mastering the use of the libraries and utilise its features, speed, and efficiency, for which the Go ecology is justly famous. You already know a little Go syntax and you’ve written some small projects, most Go programmers face the difficulty of having to integrate their Golang skills with production code. Typical introductions to Go programming, often stop short of this transition, the author continue on, showing you just how to tackle this. Offering a compendium of Go, the book begins with an account of how Go has been implemented, also, the reader will benefit from a dedicated chapter, an in-depth account of concurrency, systems and network programming, imperative for modern-day native cloud development. Style and approach The approach is a practical one, very much hands-on, and a bit more demanding and in-depth than your average programming language introduction. The aim is to enable a Golang programmer to write and put in production a complete Golang application, regardless of the environment, which will be achieved by a masterclass of well- formed exercises.
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.
这部《英国早期文学经典文本》译介了古英语与中古英语时期英国文学的代表性作品。 古英语时期，亦即盎格鲁—撒克逊时期，始于449年那次“引狼人室”式的征服，止于1066年的诺曼征服。这时的英国文学有史诗《贝奥武甫》和一些头韵体诗歌，即诀术歌、谜语诗、箴言诗、宗教诗、哀歌…… 中古英语时期，亦即盎格鲁—诺曼时期，始于诺曼征服，止于1485年玫瑰战争结束与都铎王朝的建立。这时的英国文学在诗这一块有韵文罗曼史、莱歌、辩论诗、寓言诗、动物故事诗、法布罗、民歌、谣曲……
Carb Curfew：Cut the Carbs after 5pm and Lose Fat Fast!
Joanna Hall, the popular diet and fitness presenter for ITV’s This Morning show, reveals her simple 5 step fat loss plan. The golden rule is ‘no carbs after 5pm’ – and with Joanna Hall’s help the rest is easy! Joanna Hall introduces her simple ‘Carb Curfew’ plan- no carbs after 5pm- to help you lose weight. Joanna’s weight-loss plan consists of just 5 simple steps, making this fitness regime easy to remember, understand and follow. Includes 40 new Carb Curfew recipes to make the plan easy to stick to. The book includes tips, case studies and useful snack ideas, making it simple to incorporate this new way of eating into everyday life. This book is ideal for people who find the pure protein diets hard to stick to, offering a useful compromise that is more healthy and easier to fit into your life.
The GI Walking Diet：Lose 10lbs and Look 10 Years Younger in 6 Weeks
The six week programme designed to revolutionise your health. A diet, recipes and walking plan especially designed with the over 40s in mind to increase your levels of health and combat age-related problems, by the UK’s leading name in health and fitness, Joanna Hall. After a year researching the over 40s market, leading name in the fitness industry Joanna Hall has designed a diet and fitness programme that builds health and weight loss in simple steps. Old habits die hard, but here she shows you how to make new, healthy habits stick, slowly but surely. Her mantra is: small steps make big changes. ? Take her 10,000 steps a day walking challenge ? Discover why a pedometer will revolutionise your fitness ? Learn tips on how to combat osteoporosis, high blood pressure, arthritis, menopausal symptoms and overweight with food and exercise plans So take the challenge – and stop kidding yourself if you think that pottering in the garden with a pair of secateurs or taking the dog for a 10 minute walk is making you fit!
The Dream Room
‘Into its 120 pages, M?ring folds a war memoir, a family psychodrama and a meditation on time and memory. It is a miracle of compression: everything is significant…one races through it, eager to discover the heart of the mystery.’ Guardian The story of a family – mother, father (ex-World War II pilot), twelve-year-old son David – who live above a toy shop in a small town on the windswept Dutch coast. On the same day that David finds himself listening to the toy shop owner complaining that he can’t sell model aeroplane kits any more because kids nowadays are too lazy to glue all the pieces together, David’s father quits his job in a fit of pique and pride. A few hours later, his mother comes home, having left her job too. So, David devises a plan – and before the day is over the whole family is at home, putting model aeroplanes together. A wonderful, perfect summer ensues, suddenly interrupted by the arrival of an unexpected visitor, his father’s old friend from the war. His arrival revives old feelings of loyalty, love and hatred – and ensures that nothing will ever return to a perfect state again. Accessible, warm, funny and wise, this novel was a massive bestseller in M?ring’s native Holland. A gem of a story, it has the fable-like appeal of a “Miss Garnet’s Angel” (but without the middle-Englandness) or of Bernard Schlink’s “The Reader” (but without the heavy moral overtone).The book is most reminiscent of J.L. Carr’s “A Month in the Country”, the Booker Prize-winning English novel set just after World War I, heavy with nostalgia, evocative, melancholy.
King Edward VIII
The authorised life story of the king who gave up his throne for love, by one of our most distinguished biographers. In this masterly authorized biography, Philip Ziegler reveals the complex personality of Edward VIII, the only British monarch to have voluntarily renounced the throne. With unique access to the Royal Archives, Ziegler overturns many myths about Edward and tells his side of the story – from his glamorous existence as Prince of Wales to his long decline in semi-exile in France. At the heart of the book is an unflinchingly honest examination of Edward’s all-consuming passion for Wallis Simpson, which led to his dramatic abdication. Elegant and devastating, this is the most convincing portrait of Edward ever published.
Perfect for fans of C.J. Sansom and The Name of the Rose, the fourth historical thriller featuring Giordano Bruno, heretic, philosopher and spy. August, 1585. England is on the brink of war… Sir Francis Drake is preparing to launch a daring expedition against the Spanish when a murder aboard his ship changes everything. A relentless enemy. A treacherous conspiracy. Giordano Bruno agrees to hunt the killer down, only to find that more than one deadly plot is brewing in Plymouth’s murky underworld. And as he tracks a murderer through its dangerous streets, he uncovers a conspiracy that threatens the future of England itself.
The Brightfount Diaries
Aldiss’ first novel republished after many years out of print. In a small provincial city, Peter lives with his long-suffering Aunt Anne and his eccentric Uncle Leo, and works in a bookshop called Brightfount’s, which he describes as a ‘shabby outpost of literacy’. Cutting the apron strings, he moves into a bed-sit and composes these witty diaries, in which he includes amusing remarks about publishers, authors, booksellers and customers, a revelation about his dotty uncle, and his efforts to find a suitable girl. First published as a weekly serial in The Bookseller, these fictional diaries became a sensation, prompting fanmail from across the globe and resulting in the author’s first book deal.