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In The Lazy Project Manager and the Project from Hell, Peter Taylor applies the lazy project management technique introduced in his Kindle bestsellers The Lazy Project Manager and The Lazy Winner to a project that has gone seriously wrong. Based on a workshop Peter has been delivering for several years, the information provided allows you and your team to undertake your own Project from Hell workshop where you analyze the problems and prepare an improvement plan that will be the basis for rescuing the project. The authors provide substantial information about The Project from Hell, including its background, start-up, progress and events. Although the workshop is based around an IT project the issues discussed and lessons learned are applicable across a wide range of projects: it could be a marketing campaign, new product introduction or other project-based activity. By engaging with this fascinating case study you and your team will equip yourselves to escape from project hell and find the path to project heaven. The authors have between them more than 25 years of project management experience. Peter Taylor is a dynamic professional who has achieved notable success in business. He is also an accomplished communicator, leader and professional speaker, popular around the world for keynotes and as an event host. The Lazy Project Manager was a Kindle bestseller and a page one bestseller in the business category on amazon.com. With Infinite Ideas he also published its follow-up, The Lazy Winner. More information can be found at his website, www.thelazyprojectmanager.com, and through his free podcasts in iTunes. Michael Finer is founder and managing director of Dylanmae, a training, mentoring, education, consulting and support operation with a focus on project intelligence and Corporate Performance Management.
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Rintaro Okabe is a self-proclaimed "mad scientist" plagued by paranoid delusions of a nefarious organization known as SERN. Fueled by their imaginations, Okabe and his friends form a secret laboratory and seek to unlock the mysteries of time travel!
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This guard smelled trouble and it could be counted on to come--because a nose for trouble is one of the many talents bred in the prisons of the future! A classic short novel by Grand Master Frederik Pohl.
Today's Open Road freebie at all the other stores:
A boy detective takes on the most brilliant thief in Europe
In a country manor, a terrible noise awakes the household. Downstairs, the estate’s secretary has been murdered. There are signs of a break-in, but everything appears to be in its proper place. What kind of thief would commit murder to steal nothing?
The first detective on the case is Isidore Beautrelet, a precocious teenager who wears a fake beard to disguise the fact that he has not yet graduated from high school. Although the other investigators do not take him seriously, Beautrelet is the one to pick up the trail of Arsène Lupin, the gentleman thief. Lupin, it is soon discovered, is chasing the most valuable object he has ever had the opportunity to steal: the Hollow Needle. Passed down for generations by the kings of France, it holds a secret that could undo the republic. No one has ever managed to foil one of Lupin’s fiendish plans, but Beautrelet is counting on beginner’s luck.
This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
"If You Was a Moklin" is a classic short story by Murray Leinster, originally published in Galaxy Magazine, September 1951. This ebook contains not only the text of the story, but the complete 1956 radio adaptation as originally aired on X Minus One! (Important note: Audio is not available in the Kindle version, just the .pdf and epub.)
The inhabitants of the planet Moklin may be the most dangerous race every encountered by humanity. In 40 years of trading with them, they have been nothing less than friendly and wildly enthusiastic about mankind. They are even beginning to look like humans...
As special bonus features, this version also includes a lengthy introduction about the author Murray Leinster.
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Can it be there was only one summer that I was ten?
First published in 1956, May Swenson’s "The Centaur" remains one of her most popular and most anthologized poems. This is its first appearance as a picture book for children. In images bright and brisk and tangible, the poet re-creates the joy of riding a stick horse through a small-town summer. We find ourselves, with her, straddling “a long limber horse with . . . a few leaves for a tail,” and pounding through the lovely dust along the path by the old canal. As her shape shifts from child to horse and back, we know exactly what she feels.
Sherry Meidell’s water-color illustrations perfectly convey the wit and beauty of May Swenson’s poem. These are playful, satisfying images full of vitality and imagination. Meidell handles the joy of poem’s fantasy and the joy of its occasional naughtiness with equal success.
Action Lab, to commemorate the last week of Black History Month, is offering the first issues of the following seven comic series in a free bundle at Comixology:
- Cyrus Perkins and the Haunted Taxi Cab
- Fight Like a Girl
- Midnight Tiger
- Molly Danger: Digital
- The F1rst Hero
Use the code "BCM-ActionLab" on the Comixology redeem page:
A COVER-UP OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS…
Centuries ago, English translators perpetrated a fraud in the New Testament, and it’s been purposely hidden and covered up ever since. Your own Bible is probably included in the cover-up!
In this book, John MacArthur unveils the essential and clarifying revelation that may be keeping you from a fulfilling—and correct—relationship with God. It’s powerful. It’s controversial. And with new eyes you’ll see the riches of your salvation in a radically new way.
What does it mean to be a Christian the way Jesus defined it? MacArthur says it all boils down to one word:
“We have been bought with a price. We belong to Christ. We are His own possession.”
"Dr. John MacArthur is never afraid to tell the truth and in this book he does just that. The Christian's great privilege is to be the slave of Christ. Dr. MacArthur makes it clear that this is one of the Bible's most succinct ways of describing our discipleship. This is a powerful exposition of Scripture, a convincing corrective to shallow Christianity, a masterful work of pastoral encouragement...a devotional classic." ―Dr. R. Albert Mohler, President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
"John MacArthur expertly and lucidly explains that Jesus frees us from bondage into a royal slavery that we might be His possession. Those who would be His children must, paradoxically, be willing to be His slaves." ―Dr. R.C. Sproul
"Dr. John MacArthur's teaching on 'slavery' resonates in the deepest recesses of my 'inner-man.' As an African-American pastor, I have been there. That is why the thought of someone writing about slavery as being a 'God-send' was the most ludicrous, unconscionable thing that I could have ever imagined...until I read this book. Now I see that becoming a slave is a biblical command, completely redefining the idea of freedom in Christ. I don't want to simply be a 'follower' or even just a 'servant'...but a 'slave'." ―The Rev. Dr. Dallas H. Wilson, Jr., Vicar, St. John's Episcopal Chapel, Charleston, SC
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Hope in a Hopeless World
How do we live with true hope as Christians in the world?
Author and teacher N.T. Wright explores the hope we have in Christ and its implications for today, in four talks originally given at MacQuarie University in Sydney:
- The Confusion About Hope in the Contemporary World & the Contemporary Church
- The Resurrection of Jesus as the Ground Plan & Energizing Force of Christian Hope
- How Do You Think Through & Express the New Testament Vision of the Christian Hope?
- If We Have That Hope, How Does it Affect Us Here & Now?
N. T. Wright is Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, and was formerly Bishop of Durham in England. His books include The Challenge of Jesus, Surprised by Hope, The New Testament for Everyone series, and Paul and the Faithfulness of God.
They're out! Here are the March 2016 Samsung Book Deals selections, from the Kindle store (in the order in which Amazon presented them). I researched them a bit, to identify series (if any) each belongs to and its genre(s).
Click on Samsung Book Deals to learn how this works. You may also want to read the earlier, related MR thread: Kindle for Samsung launched in 90 countries
Chaos Quarter, by David Welch (normally $3.99) - Genre(s): Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure, Galactic Empire, Genetic Engineering, Space Opera
For over five hundred years, humanity has sprawled across the galaxy, forming fractious empires and deadly regions of lawless space. In the midst of brewing tensions, disgraced pilot Rex Vahl is tapped for a suicide mission: infiltrate an interplanetary power known only as the “Hegemony” and discover what hides behind their veil of secrecy.
What does Rex have on his side? His co-pilot is a former prostitute with tiger-striped skin. His gunner is a traitorous ex-nobleman wanted by his countrymen. His engineer is a laid-back cyborg exiled for asking one too many questions about God. Add in a woman genetically engineered to have no free will, and you get his motley crew. Armed with only a souped-up freighter, Rex blasts off to pursue rumors of a mysterious Hegemony ambassador on the planet of Cordelia. To get there, he and his crew must cross the Chaos Quarter, a tumultuous territory defined by tyrants, pirates, and religious extremists. Even if they survive the journey, the ambassador could prove deadlier than any enemy they face along the way.
But when Rex discovers that the Empire of Europa—the Commonwealth’s greatest foe—has agents skulking in the shadows, he realizes his mission is no longer a secret. And if he secures his prize now, the intergalactic fallout could unleash the most deadly war the galaxy has ever seen.
Revised edition: Previously published, this edition of Chaos Quarter includes editorial revisions.
The Mercy of the Night, by David Corbett (normally $4.99) - Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Hard-Boiled, Crime Fiction, Hard-Boiled
Phelan Tierney helps people who hope to start their lives over. When Jacquelina Garza, a young woman he’s taken under his wing, disappears, the former lawyer devotes himself to finding her—despite her secretive and puzzlingly unhelpful family.
Jacqi has been to hell and back. Abducted by a child predator when she was eight years old, she still, years later, bears the scars of the incident and its very public aftermath. Her life takes an even steeper downward spiral when she witnesses the murder of a man it seems everyone wanted dead. But no one, not even the police, wants to hear her version of what actually happened.
Can these two wayward souls find redemption amid the convenient lies and difficult truths that have followed them for so long?
David Corbett, award-winning author of four previous novels, has written his most personal and powerful work to date, a story of haunting suspense with characters you will never forget.
Through the Smoke, by Brenda Novak (normally $3.99) - Genre(s): Historical Romance, Gothic
Winner of the National Readers' Choice Award for Historical Romance
A shocking betrayal…
Riches. Power. An ancient heritage of pride. The Earl of Druridge wanted only for an heir. So when he learned that his wife was carrying another man’s child, he was filled with a thirst for vengeance.
But he wasn’t the one who caused Katherine’s death. Or was he? To his horror, he remembers nothing of that dreadful night, when their last shocking confrontation ended in scorching flame and cold blood.
A forbidden love…
Rachel McTavish, the beautiful daughter of a coal miner, knows something about the fire that took Lady Katherine’s life. In secret, the strong-willed girl strikes a bargain with the desperate earl: he must send his physician to help her dying mother or he may go to the scaffold—and the devil. The earl agrees, but Rachel is still unsure that her revelation will be enough to save him when so many wish him dead.
Passionately drawn to the nobleman, despite all the doubt and mystery that shrouds him, Rachel wonders if he can really be a murderer. Or if he is the only man who will ever own her heart…
The Threshing Circle, by Neil Grimmett (normally $3.99) - Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery
On the Greek island of Crete, traditions run deep and there are often secrets that are best left buried. Weaving myth and magic, history and adventure, The Threshing Circle is a powerful exploration of honour, betrayal and revenge.
Visitors Eleni and Patrick seek to uncover the story of a beautiful English woman who was executed on the island during the 1940s Nazi occupation. Their questions begin to unpick a web of forbidden love, betrayal and greed, murder and vendettas. Then they vanish.
A feisty Scottish woman and an irascible, Zorba-like Greek form a reluctant and unlikely alliance in a race to find them. The journey leads them to remote villages abandoned after decades of vendetta, hidden rituals and characters good and evil. Very soon though, the hunters become the hunted, as the murderous family behind the original crime seek to remove all threats to their honour and position of power.
Revised edition: This edition of The Threshing Circle includes editorial revisions.
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