An Obvious Fact Book
Score: 4
From 14 Ratings

An Obvious Fact


  • Author : Craig Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-09-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698157521

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An Obvious Fact Book Description :

In the 12th novel in the New York Times bestselling Longmire series, the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire, Walt, Henry, and Vic discover much more than they bargained for when they are called in to investigate a hit-and-run accident involving a young motorcyclist near Devils Tower Craig Johnson's new novel, The Western Star, is now available. In the midst of the largest motorcycle rally in the world, a young biker is run off the road and ends up in critical condition. When Sheriff Walt Longmire and his good friend Henry Standing Bear are called to Hulett, Wyoming—the nearest town to America's first national monument, Devils Tower—to investigate, things start getting complicated. As competing biker gangs; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms; a military-grade vehicle donated to the tiny local police force by a wealthy entrepreneur; and Lola, the real-life femme fatale and namesake for Henry's '59 Thunderbird (and, by extension, Walt's granddaughter) come into play, it rapidly becomes clear that there is more to get to the bottom of at this year's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally than a bike accident. After all, in the words of Arthur Conan Doyle, whose Adventures of Sherlock Holmes the Bear won't stop quoting, "There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact."

An Obvious Fact Book
Score: 4
From 14 Ratings

An Obvious Fact


  • Author : Craig Johnson
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2017-06-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781409174240

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An Obvious Fact Book Description :

In the twelfth novel in the New York Times bestselling Longmire series - the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire - Walt, Henry, and Vic discover much more than they bargained for when they are called in to investigate a hit-and-run accident involving a young motorcyclist. In the midst of the largest motorcycle rally in the world, a young biker is run off the road and ends up in critical condition. When Sheriff Walt Longmire and his good friend Henry Standing Bear are called to Hulett, Wyoming-the nearest town to America's first national monument, Devils Tower-to investigate, things start getting complicated. As competing biker gangs; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms; a military-grade vehicle donated to the tiny local police force by a wealthy entrepreneur; and Lola, the real-life femme fatale and namesake for Henry's '59 Thunderbird (and, by extension, Walt's granddaughter) come into play, it rapidly becomes clear that there is more to get to the bottom of at this year's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally than a bike accident. After all, in the words of Arthur Conan Doyle, whose Adventures of Sherlock Holmes the Bear won't stop quoting, "There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact."

Wilful Blindness Book
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

Wilful Blindness


  • Author : Margaret Heffernan
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-02-03
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847377715

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Wilful Blindness Book Description :

Fully revised and updated since its first publication in 2011 to encompass further appalling instances of wilful blindness: Grenfell Tower, Carillion, Harvey Weinstein, Windrush and many more ‘Entertaining and compellingly argued’ Sunday Times ‘A tour de force of brilliant insights’ Philip Zimbardo ‘A polemic against the dangers of docility and "groupthink" in every walk of life' Books of the Year, Financial Times ‘Writing in clear, flowing prose, Heffernan draws on psychological and neurological studies and interviews with executives, whistleblowers and white-collar criminals' New York Times 'An engaging read, packed with cautionary tales ... Heffernan shows why we close our eyes to facts that threaten our families, our livelihood, and our self-image – and, even better, she points the way out of the darkness' Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind? Why, after every major accident and blunder, do we look back and ask, how could we have been so blind? Why do some people see what others don't? And how can we change? Drawing on studies by psychologists and neuroscientists, and from interviews with business leaders, whistle blowers and white collar criminals, distinguished businesswoman and writer Margaret Heffernan examines the phenomenon of wilful blindness, exploring the reasons that individuals and groups are blind to impending personal tragedies, corporate collapses, engineering failures – even crimes against humanity. We turn a blind eye in order to feel safe, to avoid conflict, to reduce anxiety and to protect prestige. It makes us feel good at first, with consequences we don’t see. But greater understanding leads to solutions, and Heffernan shows how – by challenging our biases, encouraging debate, discouraging conformity, and not backing away from difficult or complicated problems – we can be more mindful of what's going on around us and be proactive instead of reactive.

Everything Is Obvious Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Everything Is Obvious


  • Author : Duncan J. Watts
  • Publisher : Crown Business
  • Release Date : 2011-03-29
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385531696

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Everything Is Obvious Book Description :

By understanding how and when common sense fails, we can improve our understanding of the present and better plan for the future. Drawing on the latest scientific research, along with a wealth of historical and contemporary examples, Watts shows how common sense reasoning and history conspire to mislead us into believing that we understand more about the world of human behavior than we do; and in turn, why attempts to predict, manage, or manipulate social and economic systems so often go awry. It seems obvious, for example, that people respond to incentives; yet policy makers and managers alike frequently fail to anticipate how people will respond to the incentives they create. Social trends often seem to be driven by certain influential people; yet marketers have been unable to identify these “influencers” in advance. And although successful products or companies always seem in retrospect to have succeeded because of their unique qualities, predicting the qualities of the next hit product or hot company is notoriously difficult even for experienced professionals. Watts' argument has important implications in politics, business, and marketing, as well as in science and everyday life.

Hey Men  What Do You KNOW about Her  Book

Hey Men What Do You KNOW about Her


  • Author : Timothy Zahar
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2020-03-14
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9798625467872

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Hey Men What Do You KNOW about Her Book Description :

Curiosity about the other half is something all boys have. When growing up, boys are curious about gender. Later, boys are curious about the personality of the other half too.Over the past 17 years, I've interviewed hundreds of men. And I also went through many different emotional relationships. At one point, I said, "Oh, girls are the same." But right after that, I had to admit: "I was wrong".And you, the "real men", what do you know about her?Today, I decided to share the results of these 17 years of hard research. In order for each of us to be aware of what we need to do to maintain love and understanding with her. You will be surprised with the results of my research. And you will have to reflect on your words - attitudes - behaviors with her (your girlfriend, your wife, your mother, your sister).What will you get by reading this book?1.You know exactly how much you UNDERSTAND her.2.Recognize WHAT YOU'VE DONE good/bad for her. Remember: When a girl comes to you, she loves and cares about you.3.It's time to bring love to the woman who sacrificed so much when choosing to love you.It took me nearly 17 years, wandering from place to place, meeting one person to another, loving girl to girl, to try to understand women. But in the end, fortunately, I realized I was going the wrong way. The journey to find out the "other half" of my life, is the journey of getting inside myself. Not wandering in search outside.And now you can save 17 years of your life. And there are 17 more years to love the woman you have chosen.Congratulation!Dr. Timothy Zahar

Designing the Obvious Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Designing the Obvious


  • Author : Robert Hoekman
  • Publisher : Pearson Education
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN 10 : 9780321749857

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Designing the Obvious Book Description :

This second edition of Designing the Obvious explains why and how to design applications that are so easy to use that people attribute their ability to use them effectively to pure common sense. We need to: Make decisions based not on whim, but on strategy Build only what's absolutely necessary Quickly turn beginning users into intermediates Prevent errors when possible and gracefully handle those we cannot prevent Reduce and refine task flows to make the complex clear Design not for users, but for their situations Be persuasive by helping users make decisions that align with their needs Ignore the demands of users and stick to a vision (gasp!)

Depth of Winter Book

Depth of Winter


  • Author : Craig Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-09-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525522485

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Depth of Winter Book Description :

“It’s the scenery—and the big guy standing in front of the scenery—that keeps us coming back to Craig Johnson’s lean and leathery mysteries.” —The New York Times Book Review In the new Longmire novel, Walt must journey into the northern Mexican desert alone to save his daughter Cady—from the New York Times bestselling author of Land of Wolves Welcome to Walt Longmire's worst nightmare. Winter is creeping closer, but for Sheriff Longmire this one is looking to be harsh in a way to which he is wholly unaccustomed. He has found himself in the remotest parts of the northern Mexican desert, a lawless place where no horse or car can travel, where no one speaks his language or trusts an outsider, far from his friends and his home turf back in Wyoming. But desperate times call for desperate measures. Tomas Bidarte, the head of one of the most vicious drug cartels in Mexico, has kidnapped Walt's beloved daughter, Cady. The American government is of limited help and the Mexican one even less so. Armed with his trusty Colt .45 and a father's intuition, Walt must head into the 110-degree heat of the desert, one man against an army.

The Highwayman Book
Score: 4
From 131 Ratings

The Highwayman


  • Author : Craig Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-05-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735220911

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The Highwayman Book Description :

Sheriff Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear embark on their latest adventure in this novella set in the world of Craig Johnson’s New York Times bestselling Longmire series—the basis for the hit drama Longmire, now on Netflix Craig Johnson's new novel, The Western Star, will be available from Viking in Fall 2017. When Wyoming highway patrolman Rosey Wayman is transferred to the beautiful and imposing landscape of the Wind River Canyon, an area the troopers refer to as no-man's-land because of the lack of radio communication, she starts receiving “officer needs assistance” calls. The problem? They're coming from Bobby Womack, a legendary Arapaho patrolman who met a fiery death in the canyon almost a half-century ago. With an investigation that spans this world and the next, Sheriff Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear take on a case that pits them against a legend: The Highwayman.

The Oblivious Obvious Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Oblivious Obvious


  • Author : Jan Friedli
  • Publisher : epubli
  • Release Date : 2016-03-24
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783737597463

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The Oblivious Obvious Book Description :

Complexity is congratulated. Finding answers is more difficult than it has ever been before. The simplest concepts are lost - labelled as being obvious and dismissed. Unwisely so. The simple and potentially obvious concepts underlie everything, from what we know, to how we think, to how we make choices. The extent to which we compromise the ‘simple & always true” to make way for the “uncertain & complicated’ knows no boundaries. In the interest of clarity and thoughtfulness, the initial focus must be placed on aspects that are both universally true and applicable to everything and everybody. In fact, they are so simple that a 20-year old wrote them down.

Spirit of Steamboat Book
Score: 4.5
From 17 Ratings

Spirit of Steamboat


  • Author : Craig Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-10-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101635513

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Spirit of Steamboat Book Description :

A Christmas novella for fans of the hit drama series LONGMIRE now on Netflix and the New York Times–bestselling series. Craig Johnson's new novel, The Western Star, will be available from Viking in Fall 2017. Sheriff Walt Longmire is in his office reading A Christmas Carol when he is interrupted by a ghost of Christmas past: a young woman with a hairline scar and more than a few questions about his predecessor, Lucian Connally. With his daughter Cady and undersherrif Moretti otherwise engaged, Walt’s on his own this Christmas Eve, so he agrees to help her. At the Durant Home for Assisted Living, Lucian is several tumblers into his Pappy Van Winkle’s and swears he’s never clapped eyes on the woman before. Disappointed, she whispers “Steamboat” and begins a story that takes them all back to Christmas Eve 1988—a story that will thrill and delight the bestselling series’ devoted fans.

American Dirt  Oprah s Book Club  Book
Score: 4
From 36 Ratings

American Dirt Oprah s Book Club


  • Author : Jeanine Cummins
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2020-01-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250209771

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American Dirt Oprah s Book Club Book Description :

#1 New York Times Bestseller OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK “Extraordinary.” —Stephen King “This book is not simply the great American novel; it’s the great novel of las Americas. It’s the great world novel! This is the international story of our times. Masterful.” —Sandra Cisneros También de este lado hay sueños. On this side, too, there are dreams. Lydia Quixano Pérez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, fairly comfortable. Even though she knows they’ll never sell, Lydia stocks some of her all-time favorite books in her store. And then one day a man enters the shop to browse and comes up to the register with a few books he would like to buy—two of them her favorites. Javier is erudite. He is charming. And, unbeknownst to Lydia, he is the jefe of the newest drug cartel that has gruesomely taken over the city. When Lydia’s husband’s tell-all profile of Javier is published, none of their lives will ever be the same. Forced to flee, Lydia and eight-year-old Luca soon find themselves miles and worlds away from their comfortable middle-class existence. Instantly transformed into migrants, Lydia and Luca ride la bestia—trains that make their way north toward the United States, which is the only place Javier’s reach doesn’t extend. As they join the countless people trying to reach el norte, Lydia soon sees that everyone is running from something. But what exactly are they running to? American Dirt will leave readers utterly changed. It is a literary achievement filled with poignancy, drama, and humanity on every page. It is one of the most important books for our times. Already being hailed as "a Grapes of Wrath for our times" and "a new American classic," Jeanine Cummins's American Dirt is a rare exploration into the inner

Land of Wolves Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Land of Wolves


  • Author : Craig Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-09-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525522515

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Land of Wolves Book Description :

The new novel in Craig Johnson's beloved New York Times bestselling Longmire series. "It's the scenery—and the big guy standing in front of the scenery—that keeps us coming back to Craig Johnson's lean and leathery mysteries." —The New York Times Book Review Recovering from his harrowing experiences in Mexico, Sheriff Walt Longmire returns to Absaroka County, Wyoming, to lick his wounds and try once again to maintain justice in a place with grudges that go back generations. When a shepherd is found dead, Longmire suspects it could be suicide. But the shepherd's connection to the Extepares, a powerful family of Basque ranchers with a history of violence, leads the sheriff into an intricate investigation of a possible murder. As Walt searches for information about the shepherd, he comes across strange carvings on trees, as well as play money coupons from inside Mallo Cup candies, which he interprets as messages from his spiritual guide, Virgil White Buffalo. Longmire doesn't know how these little blue cards are appearing, but Virgil usually reaches out if a child is in danger. So when a young boy with ties to the Extepare clan arrives in town, the stakes grow even higher. Even more complicating, a renegade wolf has been haunting the Bighorn Mountains, and the townspeople are out for blood. With both a wolf and a killer on the loose, Longmire follows a twisting trail of evidence, leading to dark and shocking conclusions.

The Western Star Book
Score: 3.5
From 11 Ratings

The Western Star


  • Author : Craig Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-09-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698157545

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The Western Star Book Description :

The thirteenth novel in Craig Johnson's beloved New York Times bestselling Longmire series, the basis for the hit Netflix series Longmire Sheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph of twenty-five armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive. It takes him back to when, fresh from the battlefields of Vietnam, then-deputy Walt accompanied his mentor Lucian to the annual Wyoming Sheriff's Association junket held on the excursion train known as the Western Star, which ran the length of Wyoming from Cheyenne to Evanston and back. Armed with his trusty Colt .45 and a paperback of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, the young Walt was ill-prepared for the machinations of twenty-four veteran sheriffs, let alone the cavalcade of curious characters that accompanied them. The photograph—along with an upcoming parole hearing for one of the most dangerous men Walt has encountered in a lifetime of law enforcement—hurtles the sheriff into a head-on collision of past and present, placing him and everyone he cares about squarely on the tracks of runaway revenge.

The Asperkid s  Secret  Book of Social Rules Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

The Asperkid s Secret Book of Social Rules


  • Author : Jennifer Cook O'Toole
  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012-09-15
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857006851

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The Asperkid s Secret Book of Social Rules Book Description :

Being a teen or tween isn't easy for anyone but it can be especially tough for Asperkids. Jennifer O'Toole knows; she was one! This book is a top secret guide to all of the hidden social rules in life that often seem strange and confusing to young people with Asperger syndrome. The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules offers witty and wise insights into baffling social codes such as making and keeping friends, blending in versus standing out from the crowd, and common conversation pitfalls. Chock full of illustrations, logical explanations, and comic strip practice sessions, this is the handbook that every adult Aspie wishes they'd had growing up. Ideal for all 10-17 year olds with Asperger syndrome, this book provides inside information on over thirty social rules in bite-sized chunks that older children will enjoy, understand, and most importantly use daily to navigate the mysterious world around them.

Lord of the Flies Book
Score: 3.5
From 2,864 Ratings

Lord of the Flies


  • Author : William Golding
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2012-09-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571290581

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Lord of the Flies Book Description :

A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance. First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics. Now fully revised and updated, this educational edition includes chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points, classroom activities, a biographical profile of Golding, historical context relevant to the novel and an essay on Lord of the Flies by William Golding entitled 'Fable'. Aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students, it also includes a section on literary theory for advanced or A-level students. The educational edition encourages original and independent thinking while guiding the student through the text - ideal for use in the classroom and at home.

Factfulness Book
Score: 4.5
From 18 Ratings

Factfulness


  • Author : Hans Rosling
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2018-04-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250123817

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Factfulness Book Description :

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates “Hans Rosling tells the story of ‘the secret silent miracle of human progress’ as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readers how to see it clearly.” —Melinda Gates "Factfulness by Hans Rosling, an outstanding international public health expert, is a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases." - Former U.S. President Barack Obama Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends—what percentage of the world’s population live in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many girls finish school—we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers. In Factfulness, Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens. They reveal the ten instincts that distort our perspective—from our tendency to divide the world into two camps (usually some version of us and them) to the way we consume media (where fear rules) to how we perceive progress (believing that most things are getting worse). Our problem is that we don’t know what we don’t know, and even our guesses are informed by unconscious and predictable biases. It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. That doesn’t mean there aren’t real concerns. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on f

When Breath Becomes Air Book
Score: 4.5
From 125 Ratings

When Breath Becomes Air


  • Author : Paul Kalanithi
  • Publisher : Ten Speed Press
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812988406

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When Breath Becomes Air Book Description :

A cloth bag containing eight copies of the title.

Dry Bones Book
Score: 4
From 20 Ratings

Dry Bones


  • Author : Craig Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-05-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698157514

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Dry Bones Book Description :

The latest installment of Craig Johnson’s New York Times bestselling Longmire series—the basis for LONGMIRE, the hit drama series on Netflix Craig Johnson's The Highwayman and An Obvious Fact are now available from Viking. When Jen, the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found surfaces in Sherriff Walt Longmire’s jurisdiction, it appears to be a windfall for the High Plains Dinosaur Museum—until Danny Lone Elk, the Cheyenne rancher on whose property the remains were discovered, turns up dead, floating face down in a turtle pond. With millions of dollars at stake, a number of groups step forward to claim her, including Danny’s family, the tribe, and the federal government. As Wyoming’s Acting Deputy Attorney and a cadre of FBI officers descend on the town, Walt is determined to find out who would benefit from Danny’s death, enlisting old friends Lucian Connolly and Omar Rhoades, along with Dog and best friend Henry Standing Bear, to trawl the vast Lone Elk ranch looking for answers to a sixty-five-million-year-old cold case that’s heating up fast.

Non Obvious Megatrends Book

Non Obvious Megatrends


  • Author : Rohit Bhargava
  • Publisher : IdeaPress Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-01-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 1940858968

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Non Obvious Megatrends Book Description :

All New 10th Edition of the WSJ bestseller! Featuring 10 Bold new Trend Predictions Winner of 9 International Book Awards Introducing the highly awaited tenth edition of The Wall Street Journal bestseller and trend report featuring ten bold new megatrend predictions that will shape our world in the coming decade. What if you could predict the trends that will change your business? For the past ten years, Rohit Bhargava's signature annual Non-Obvious Trend Report has helped over a million readers discover more than 100 trends changing our culture. Now for the first time, Rohit and his team of Non-Obvious trend curators reveal ten revolutionary new Megatrends that are transforming how we work, play and live. -- How might the evolution of gender fluid toys change our culture? -- What can the popularity of handmade umbrellas and board games teach us about the future of business? -- Why do robot therapists and holographic celebrities actually demonstrate the importance of humanity? The answers to these questions may not be all that obvious, and that's exactly the point. This completely revised 10th Anniversary edition of Non-Obvious also offers an unprecedented look behind the scenes at the author's signature Haystack Method for identifying trends, and how you can learn to curate and predict trends for yourself. You don't need to be a futurist or innovator to learn to think like one. The key to growing your business or propelling your career into the next decade lies in better understanding the present. The future belongs to non-obvious thinkers and this book is your guide to becoming one. Winner: Eric Hoffer Business Book of the Year Winner: Axiom Award Silver Medal (Business Theory) Winner: INDIE Gold Medal (Business Business Book) Finalist: Leonard L. Berry Marketing Book Award Winner: IPPY Silver Medal (Best Business Book) Finalist: International Book Award (Best Business Book) Official Selection: Gary's Book Club at CES Winner: Non-Fiction Book Award (Gold Medal) Wi

Into the Wild Book
Score: 3.5
From 4,475 Ratings

Into the Wild


  • Author : Jon Krakauer
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2009-09-22
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 0307476863

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Into the Wild Book Description :

In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out o