A first treasure hunt book for babies, full of festive pictures to capture children's imagination and help them develop their matching and observational skills. Hidden amongst the repeated rows of photographs are simple odd-one-out pictures to seek and find, with a clue of what is different given in the rhyming text. With a Christmas bear hidden on the pages to look out for, too!
Malcolm is disappointed when his mom is called in to work, but he and his friends find they can decorate for Christmas by using Bible clues in a Christmas Treasure Hunt. As they read the Christmas story, they discover the true treasure.
By chance Matthias overhears the parents on the evening before Christmas. There is talk of a treasure, a very special treasure. Soon he is supposed to arrive and then there is a big party. The children, Matthias, Emma, Sara, Lena and Hanna, secretly sneak out of the house at night to search for the precious treasure. Will they find it? What do old Martin and the farmer's wife Barbara have to do with it? And who in the world follows the children all the time?
Nobody is going to hurt her—not on his watch A DEA stealth mission has brought coast guard Lt. Commander Eli Pelletier home. But when he ends up aiding rescue swimmer Aubrey Wynn during her own harrowing mission, powerful emotions reignite between them. Except Aubrey doesn't want Eli's protection. She wants answers. Twelve years ago, Eli broke up with Aubrey without telling her the real reason he was leaving Pacific Cove. How can he try for a second chance if he's forced to deceive her again? Amid suspected drug trafficking and a sabotaged Christmas contest, Eli must find a way to regain Aubrey's trust without compromising his career or endangering the woman he loves.
The Unauthorized Dan Brown Update includes information about Digital Fortress, Angels & Demons, Deception Point, The Da Vinci Code (book and movie), The Solomon Key, and subsequent novels. It's a "mini" book in the sense that it is fairly thin - 96 pages to start with, although it will grow over time. (For example, detailed chapter-by-chapter analysis of The Solomon Key will be added soon after that novel is published.) This is a "meta" book in the sense that it complements, without trying to replace, the many worthy books that are already available about The Da Vinci Code. This book is unique in that it provides a "nimble," timely report on *all* of Dan Brown's activities, including everything that is known about The Solomon Key, "The Da Vinci Code" movie, and beyond.
Ted's Uncle Jeff is shipping out with his army unit to Afghanistan. But he leaves behind a series of clues which Ted can only seek on holidays--Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's Day and Easter. The clues are not easy, and Ted finds himself unwillingly entering a cemetery on Halloween night, and going into the mushy tunnel of love on Valentine's Day. Will the treasure be worth it?
Christmas is coming and Max wants Horse Wise to get in the holiday spirit. He announces that they are going to have Secret Santas, but there's a catch: You can't give something; you have to do something. It sounds like fun, until they draw names. Lisa gets Max. Carole gets Lisa. And Stevie gets Veronica. Carole would love to do something for Lisa, but since they already do things for each other all the time, what? Meanwhile, Lisa has a lot of family visiting and they aren't giving her room to breathe--let alone do anything for Max. As for Stevie, she would love to do something to Veronica--but that wouldn't be in the holiday spirit. Suddenly, doing the "right thing" is really hard.
Why can some organizations innovate time and again, while most cannot? You might think the key to innovation is attracting exceptional creative talent. Or making the right investments. Or breaking down organizational silos. All of these things may help—but there’s only one way to ensure sustained innovation: you need to lead it—and with a special kind of leadership. Collective Genius shows you how. Preeminent leadership scholar Linda Hill, along with former Pixar tech wizard Greg Brandeau, MIT researcher Emily Truelove, and Being the Boss coauthor Kent Lineback, found among leaders a widely shared, and mistaken, assumption: that a “good” leader in all other respects would also be an effective leader of innovation. The truth is, leading innovation takes a distinctive kind of leadership, one that unleashes and harnesses the “collective genius” of the people in the organization. Using vivid stories of individual leaders at companies like Volkswagen, Google, eBay, and Pfizer, as well as nonprofits and international government agencies, the authors show how successful leaders of innovation don’t create a vision and try to make innovation happen themselves. Rather, they create and sustain a culture where innovation is allowed to happen again and again—an environment where people are both willing and able to do the hard work that innovative problem solving requires. Collective Genius will not only inspire you; it will give you the concrete, practical guidance you need to build innovation into the fabric of your business.