1886 год. Лейпциг, издательство Bernhard Tauchnitz. Сохранность хорошая. Having been written at long intervals during the past seven years, this story is more faulty than any of its very imperfect predecessors; but the desire to atone for an unavoidable disappointment, and to please my patient little friends, has urged me to let it go without further delay.To account for the seeming neglect of Amy, let me add, that, since the original of that character died, it has been impossible for me to write of her as when she was here to suggest, criticise, and laugh over her namesake. The same excuse applies to Marmee. But the folded leaves are not blank to those who knew and loved them, and can find memorials of them in whatever is cheerful, true, or helpful in these pages.Издание не подлежит вывозу за пределы Российской федерации.
A design-thinking book for planting or redesigning churches and incubating a new generation of leaders. Written by Linda Bergquist and Allan Karr, two experienced church planters and mentors, the book is full of wisdom, practical advice, and creative counsel. Instead of a business-model-as-usual approach, the authors challenge readers to begin with the raw materials of beliefs, values, individuals, teams, and culture, and to then move outwards to draw from a rich palette of real and potential church paradigms. This book is meant to provoke church leaders to think outside of the box and to imagine how their churches might better reflect the image and the mission of God in the world. Contains a wealth of illustrative examples, charts, and other visual aides Offers a creative practical perspective and a multi-disciplinary approach to establishing a new church or leading an existing one Shows how to honor a church's purpose while embracing its unique culture Includes important lessons for nurturing church leadership skills
Its tires are over five feet tall. It is as heavy as an elephant. And it can jump, race, and crush like a monster! It’s a monster truck!Whether racing over ramps, plowing through mud, or crushing cars, monster trucks are the biggest and baddest trucks out there! The bestselling and award-winning team that brought you Choppers! and Motorcycles!, author Susan E. Goodman and photographer Michael J. Doolittle, show readers how these beasts came to be, how they work, how they get ready for a show, and some of the exciting tricks that only monster trucks can do. This action-packed Step 3 Step into Reading beginning reader is filled with you-are-there color photographs!Informative and fast-paced, this book is perfect for boys and girls who love everything on wheels!
Baby Secrets will guide you through the early weeks of your baby?s life and take you into the blissful world of nighttime peace. Unlock top maternity nurse Jo Tantum?s secrets, just as Barbara Want did when she gave birth to twins and found herself completely unprepared. You too can begin a happy spiral for you and your baby. Discover: · The secrets of sleeping through the night · How to calm their crying · Simple feeding routines · The joys of play · How to cope with more than one Jo?s approach is warm, empowering for you as a parent and very reassuring. Her advice is easy to follow and very simply, it works. Barbara is proof of that and they can?t wait to pass it on. Jo Tantum has worked with parents and their babies around the world for the last 18 years. She is now in demand as a maternity consultant, twin specialist and sleep expert. Barbara Want is a journalist and television producer who has worked for the BBC on many programmes, including Panorama and Newsnight. She lives in London with her husband and twin boys.
Applying this revolutionary management strategy to drive positive change in an organization Currently exploding onto the American business scene, the Six Sigma methodology fuels improved effectiveness and efficiency in an organization; according to General Electric's Jack Welch, it's the «most important initiative [they] have ever undertaken.» Written by the consultant to GE Capital who helped implement Six Sigma at GE and GE's General Manager of e-Commerce, Making Six Sigma Last offers businesses the tools they need to make Six Sigma work for them–and cultivate long-lasting, positive results. Successful Six Sigma occurs when the technical and cultural components of change balance in an organization; this timely, comprehensive book is devoted to the cultural component of implementing Six Sigma, explaining how to manage it to maintain that balance. The authors address how to create the need for Six Sigma; diagnose the four types of resistance to Six Sigma and how to overcome them; manage the systems and structures; and lead a Six Sigma initiative. This book applies the Six Sigma approach to business operations across the organization–unlike other titles that focus on product development. Plus, it provides strategies, tactics, and tools to improve profitability by centering on the relationship between product defects and product yields, reliability, costs, cycle time, and schedule. George Eckes (Superior, CO) is the founder and principal consultant for Eckes & Associates. His clients include GE Capital, Pfizer, Westin, Honeywell, and Volvo. Eckes has published numerous papers on the topic of performance improvement and is the author of The Six Sigma Revolution: How General Electric and Others Turned Process into Profits (0-471-38822-X) (Wiley).
A major shift is stirring in the corporate world today. Leaders at all levels are feeling a sense of restlessness, with many questioning the value of what they do and why they do it. Intuitively they already know there is a different way to operate – to show up, honour their values, build trust and positively influence others…and now finally here is a road map that shows them how, from the inside out! The Restless Executive – is a modern fable from an author with over 25 years corporate experience, which includes coaching top international business leaders. This story reveals how aligning personal values with leadership style can transform performance and job satisfaction, and cure the restlessness so many of today’s professionals are experiencing. Are you leading aligned to your values? Or are you restless in a role where you’re overworked, frustrated and pulled in all directions? The Restless Executive offers an alternative to being conditioned by your external environment and invites you to discover your own personal values, to lead with energy and purpose and to transform your working life and that of those around you. Packed full of practical tools, tips and techniques Practical guide which shows you how to explore your own restlessness and discover the gifts it holds Transform the way you live and lead as you develop deeper levels of engagement, motivation and trust
A modern-day Detroit success story that fuels the entrepreneurial fire Irrational Persistence tells the story of Garden Fresh Gourmet, and how two entrepreneurs turned a million-dollar debt to a 100-million-dollar annual revenue. Woody Allen famously said that 80 percent of success is just showing up; but any entrepreneur can tell you that it's the other 20 percent that's key. The founders of Garden Fresh took that old saying to heart, building so many strategic advantages into their products and business that their 'sales' team didn't have to do any selling—they simply had to show up. In this book, you'll find out what kind of legwork goes into building a mega-success product, and the strategies, methods, and just plain stubbornness that helped two guys from Detroit build a market leader. Garden Fresh Gourmet is now the number-one fresh salsa in the US, shipping over a million units every week to Costco, Walmart, Whole Foods, and other national chains—and it all began with two middle-aged guys with negative funds and plenty of ideas. This book shares their journey, insight, and passion to help you build a better business and take it to the top. Learn how two entrepreneurs went from major debt to major revenue Discover the key characteristics of a product that sells itself Consider why selling out might not be the ultimate goal Track a journey of 'irrational persistence' from rags to riches Garden Fresh Gourmet is an inspiration beyond the journey—the way you run things at the top matters, too. Irrational Persistence shows you how to make the tough decisions, live with the sacrifices, and prioritize your values as you build your brand and just keep on going.
Серия книг «Зарубежная классика — читай в оригинале» — это бессмертные произведения великих мастеров пера, написанные ими на их родном языке и наречии. Книги из этой серии помогут читателю углубленно изучать иностранные языки, обогатят его внутренний мир и по-новому откроют произведения известных классиков.
As every parent knows, looking after young children is profoundly rewarding, but it can also be extremely exhausting and frustrating. Toddler Troubles covers a wide range of typical toddler behaviour and its associated dilemmas, from, eating, sleeping, potty-training and discipline, to more thought-provoking ideas like being a positive parent. Parent and Clinical Psychologist Jo Douglas has been working with families for over 25 years and understands how hard bringing up toddlers can be. In this wonderful new book, she provides a wealth of tools to help you through the ups and downs of bringing up under-5's, including Frequently Asked Questions, charts, and interviews. Toddler Troubles is the ideal companion for any parent as they negotiate the pleasures and perils of raising children. «…not simply another 'opinionated' child care text, but one that is evidence-led wherever possible.... I heartily recommend it.» —Professor Martin Herbert, Clinical Psychologist
In Never Give Up, Donald Trump tells the dramatic stories of his biggest challenges, lowest moments, and worst mistakes—and how he uses tenacity and creativity to turn defeat into victory. Each chapter includes an inspiring story from Trump’s career and concludes with expert commentary and coaching from adversity researcher and author Paul Stoltz. Inspirational and intelligent, Never Give Up will help you deal with your own personal challenges, failures, and weaknesses.
What really happened when Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water? Well, yes, Jack did break his crown and, yes, Jill did come tumbling after. BUT, they also went on a quest to find a looking glass, which really turned out to be a quest to find themselves. They challenged giants to an eating competition and were captured by goblins. Did they ever find the looking glass? Well, you'll just have to read this book and find out.
DK Eyewitness City is a brand new topic for this bestselling reference series. Stunning photographs of architecture, streets and skylines offer your child a unique "eyewitness" view to the world?s most fascinating cities. Go on a journey with your child from suburbs and shanty towns to high-rise business districts. They?ll also discover how cities grow and how they function, from the people and places to the transport and communications. Then use the giant pull-out wall chart to decorate their room. Great for projects or just for fun, make sure your child learns everything they need to know about the City. Find out more and download amazing clipart images at www.dk.com/clipart.
Since forming in 2007, JLS have achieved everything they'd hoped for and more. From four smash-hit albums and five number one singles, to BRIT and MOBO awards and sell-out tours, Oritse, Marvin, JB, and Aston have proved themselves as one of Britain's biggest boy bands ever. But all good things come to an end, and in this, their last ever official book together, the boys share their favorite memories with the people the love most: their fans. Inside, they reflect on everything they've experienced in the last six years, as a band and in their own personal lives, while sharing exclusive photos. Find out how they feel about juggling family, finding love with life on the road, and recording in the studio; how special it feels to step out on stage in front of thousands of fans, and why choosing to part from the best friends they could have ever found was the hardest decision of all. The highs, the lows, the good times and bad, this is JLS like you've never seen them before. Older, wiser, and hotter than ever, this is their final farewell and a treasured keepsake for years to come.
From the man behind the bestselling How to series comes more essential business wisdom…and this time, it's nicely broken up into 50 digestible nuggets. This is dip-in, dip-out content – easily read, understood and implemented and complete with engaging illustrations. There are a handful of truly inspired and inspirational leaders in the world – you know who they are… and probably wish you were one of them. But leadership isn't easy – some say it's an innate quality, a natural skill that only a select few demonstrate – but this thinking is nonsense, according Jo Owen. We can all become respected and effective leaders if we just follow some fundamental rules. Jo has studied what makes leaders effective everywhere – from the world's leading banks and management consultancies, to the world's oldest tribes in Africa. And he has distilled his observations into 50 practical rules that we can all follow and use to become the leaders we aspire to be.