Mark Sheehan's guide to turning ideas and networks into cash is an awesome arsenal of proven gorilla skills needed to not only compete, but win, in an ever-changing world. This book is not for the weak-hearted or non-committed; if you want to change your life, attract success and money like moths to the flame, invest in this book - it'll be the best down-payment on your good fortune and future you've every made. "If you enjoy what you do, you'll never work another day."
With 25 memorable stories that spark insight, fuel innovation, and inspire important new conversations, The Million Dollar Parrot has established itself as an essential element of every leader's toolkit. "Jerry de Jaager and Jim Ericson have produced one of the most engaging business books I've read in a long while. Each of their stories will fire your neurons--and keep them firing as you ponder their wise and insightful lessons. This little book packs a big--no, huge--wallop." --Daniel H. Pink, New York Times bestselling author of A Whole New Mind and Drive "This small book will expand your thinking and equip you to thrive in an unpredictable future as much as any other book you might read. Its elements--images, stories, ideas, and cool related stuff--are masterfully woven together for maximum impact in minimum time." --Ben Sherwood, New York Times bestselling author of The Survivors Club
When she embarks on an impulsive weekend trip with Ben, an artist turned reluctant academic, Lena reveals the secrets she has long kept hidden and together they search out the truth behind her past while savoring each stolen moment together.
The Neuroscience of How, When, Why and Who We Love
Author: Judith Horstman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Who do we love? Who loves us? And why? Is love really a mystery, or can neuroscience offer some answers to these age-old questions? In her third enthralling book about the brain, Judith Horstman takes us on a lively tour of our most important sex and love organ and the whole smorgasbord of our many kinds of love-from the bonding of parent and child to the passion of erotic love, the affectionate love of companionship, the role of animals in our lives, and the love of God. Drawing on the latest neuroscience, she explores why and how we are born to love-how we're hardwired to crave the companionship of others, and how very badly things can go without love. Among the findings: parental love makes our brain bigger, sex and orgasm make it healthier, social isolation makes it miserable-and although the craving for romantic love can be described as an addiction, friendship may actually be the most important loving relationship of your life. Based on recent studies and articles culled from the prestigious Scientific American and Scientific American Mind magazines, The Scientific American Book of Love, Sex, and the Brain offers a fascinating look at how the brain controls our loving relationships, most intimate moments, and our deep and basic need for connection.
A dude ranch is John Cutter's lifelong dream, but it's one that the banks won't fund. So when a big-city businesswoman invests in the project—and stays to make the ranch a reality—John is thrilled. Despite her fancy clothes, Dana Brooks is the opposite of the gal who broke John's heart by leaving the country for the city. Dana's hard work, appreciation for the land and kindness to his family soon has John thinking about forever. But when he discovers her shocking secret, will John lose everything—or risk it all to believe in love?
Free-spirit Crystal Tynan's goal in life was to marry a millionaire. Too bad handsome, sexy mall manager Blake Wright wasn't rich. Still, if she could loosen him up, a fling might be fun…. Everything changed for Blake when Crystal blew into town and temporarily took over her aunt's flower shop. Not only did she turn his mall upside down, he was lusting after someone who drove him crazy with her spontaneous window displays. Luckily, she'd be gone after Valentine's Day. But then, that gave Blake just one month to figure out what to do about their explosive sexual chemistry….
After leaving the college she'd attended to escape her religiously conservative parents, Iliana, a first-generation Dominican-American woman, returns home to Brooklyn to find that her family is falling apart: one sister is careening toward mental collapse, another sister is living in a decrepit building with her abusive husband and three children, and a third sister has simply disappeared. In this dislocating urban environment Iliana reluctantly confronts the anger and desperation that seem to seep through every crack of her family's small house, and experiences all the contradictions, superstitions, joys, and pains that come from a life caught between two cultures. In this magnificent debut novel, filled with graceful prose and searing detail, Loida Maritza Pérez offers a penetrating portrait of the American immigrant experience as she explores the true meanings of identity, family--and home.