Family Man"The Only Child is beautifully written, wonderfully rich, totally satisfying."–Debra Dixon, award-winning authorA Child Is Missing…Logan MacMillan hasn't seen his granddaughter, Dulcy, since the toddler was snatched by her fugitive mother three years ago. Logan never gave up hope of finding her until the moment his private investigator handed him a death certificate for a little girl named Dulcy MacMillan.A Child Is Found!Molly Halliday knows that the death certificate can't be Dulcy's. But Logan doesn't trust her. The woman lives in a fantasy world–she makes dolls for a living! However, Logan has to admit that one of her dolls looks exactly like his computer portrait of Dulcy as a five-year-old. And Molly modeled that doll on a child she saw less than a year ago.Join Logan and Molly as they search for Dulcy–and find much, much more than they bargained for."The Only Child is beautifully written, wonderfully rich, totally satisfying. What more could a reader want? Carolyn McSparren is a terrific, talented newcomer who has a gift for finding the emotional compass of a story." – Debra Dixon, award-winning author of Bad to the Bone and Doc Holliday
Report Card for «Student»: U.S. Marine Nathaniel Dole «Teacher»: Jenny Wright SKILLSReading: The children have this tough soldier wrapped around their little fingers. It's obvious the children hang on his every word. What more could a woman…er, a teacher, ask for?Speaking: Nate's knack for downplaying his heroic past makes him even more fascinating for the children–and their teacher.AREAS THAT NEED IMPROVEMENTInteraction with Others: It's clear that he's nearly healed, but Nate continues to keep his thoughts and feelings to himself. Perhaps he needs after-school tutoring and a little TLC?Physical Education: What's a woman got to do to get one little kiss? Maybe after the tutoring sessions…
Fun and engaging electronics projects just for kids! Do you have a cunning kid who's curious about what goes on inside computers, phones, TVs, and other electronic devices? You may just have a budding Edison on your hands—and what better way to encourage their fascination with electronics than a book filled with projects they can complete on their own? In Getting Started with Electronics, your child will follow simple steps to safely create cool electronics projects using basic materials that can easily be found at online retailers or hobby shops. Just imagine your child's delight as they use clips, switches, resistors, capacitors, and more to create circuits that control light and sound! From building a nifty LED flashlight to tuning in to a local radio station using a homemade tuner—and more—your little electronic wiz's world is about to get a whole lot brighter! Features vivid designs and a short page count Focuses on your child experiencing a sense of accomplishment Projects introduce core concepts while keeping tasks simple Teaches electronics in a safe environment Built for the youngest of learners from the makers of the trusted For Dummies brand, you can feel good about giving your child a book that will spark their creativity.
Train your brain to be a real contrarian and outsmart the crowd Beat the Crowd is the real contrarian’s guide to investing, with comprehensive explanations of how a true contrarian investor thinks and acts – and why it works more often than not. Bestselling author Ken Fisher breaks down the myths and cuts through the noise to present a clear, unvarnished view of timeless market realities, and the ways in which a contrarian approach to investing will outsmart the herd. In true Ken Fisher style, the book explains why the crowd often goes astray—and how you can stay on track. Contrarians understand how headlines really affect the market and which noise and fads they should tune out. Beat the Crowd is a primer to the contrarian strategy, teaching readers simple tricks to think differently and get it right more often than not. Discover the limits of forecasting and how far ahead you should look Learn why political controversy matter less the louder it gets Resurrect long-forgotten, timeless tricks and truths in markets Find out how the contrarian approach makes you right more often than wrong A successful investment strategy requires information, preparation, a little bit of brainpower, and a larger bit of luck. Pursuit of the mythical perfect strategy frequently lands folks in a cacophony of talking heads and twenty-four hour noise, but Beat the Crowd cuts through the mental clutter and collects the pristine pieces of actual value into a tactical approach based on going against the grain.
When their parents married, James, Earl of Corringham, and Lady Lavinia Stanmore became as close as brother and sister. Now, years later, James has outgrown his rakish ways and is burning with a love for her that he longs to reveal.However, he faces a rival in the mysterious Lord Wincote. Torn between James and the handsome stranger, Lavinia's feelings are thrown into turmoil. But is this man really what he seems? The more Lord Wincote persists, the more Lavinia wonders if she should be looking for love a little closer to home….
Simplify and streamline your way to a winning legacy The Financial Controller and CFO's Toolkit is a hybrid handbook and toolkit with over 100 lean practice solutions and a wealth of practical tools for senior financial managers of small, midsized and large companies. This book outlines the mindset of paradigm shifters relevant to future-ready finance teams, and contains guidelines on how to become an effective change leader. Guidance from world leading expert David Parmenter provides the insight and tools you need to reach your true leadership potential and achieve more for your organization. Packed with templates and checklists, this book helps you adhere to the best practices in reporting, forecasting, KPIs, planning, strategy, and technology. The companion website—a complete toolbox for positive, entrenched change—gives you access to additional resources that reinforce The Financial Controller and CFO's Toolkit strategy. This new second edition has been updated to reflect the latest practices and technology to streamline your workflow and get more done in less time—without sacrificing quality or accuracy. As an all-in-one resource for the CFO role, this book provides a clear, practical strategy for demonstrating your value to your organization. Selling and leading change effectively Get more accurate information from your KPIs Attracting, recruiting and retaining talented staff Invest in and implement new essential tools Investing wisely in 21st century technologies Report the month-end within three days, implement quarterly rolling forecasting, complete the annual plan in two weeks or less, and bring your firm into the 21st century with key tools that get the job done. Be the CFO that your organization needs and the leader that your teams deserve. The Financial Controller and CFO's Toolkit gives you everything you need to achieve more by doing less.
A hilarious read-aloud treat with a central message about being nice to your friends!SILLY SAUSAGE!SMELLY PANTS!!NOODLE HEAD!!!Two cheeky little friends argue over a sweetie - and things get a little out of hand in a flurry of silly name-calling that will have children in hysterics. Will Flippy and Floppy stop being mean to each other and learn to share?
A friend who brings light at the darkest of times... Oliver the cat is a timid little thing, and rarely ventures from his home in the Foresters' Arms. Then his life changes dramatically when a fire breaks out in the pub kitchen and he is left homeless and afraid. But, with the kindness of the humans around him, he soon learns to trust again. And, in his own special way, he helps to heal those around him. However, it isn't until he meets a little girl in desperate need of a friend that he realises this village needs a Christmas miracle... A warm and uplifting novel, this is the tale of a little cat with a big heart. Perfect for fans of A Streetcat Named Bob and Alfie the Doorstep Cat.
A man, a woman…a baby? Colonel Mike Remington wasn't a man who backed away from a challenge. But the tough, combat-hardened Special Forces officer knew he was way out of his league when he cradled an adorable baby in his arms–and an elegant, enticing lady lawyer told him he was the little girl's brand-new «daddy»….The only solution to his sudden baby problem was marriage–in name only–to the lady lawyer herself. But the more time he spent on a secluded Texas ranch with the beautiful, sensual Savannah Clay–and the more «innocent» kisses they shared–the more he ached to see this make-believe marriage turn into the real deal….
A minister's daughter and unwed teen mother: five years ago Hannah Woods had been the talk of Hickory Ridge. Her little girl was the light of her life, though Hannah was unable to forgive the one who'd loved her – and then left. Todd McBride had left town a boy and returned a man with a quest: to find the woman he still adored and ask for a second chance.But Hannah's secret – a child he'd never known about – threw his plans into a tailspin. With Christmas rapidly approaching, it seemed the time for love and forgiveness was at hand….
How many times have you thought of something crucial to do and then forgotten it completely? That's why people invented lists. And very useful they are too. If, and only if, they are used effectively. Put thirty things on a list, and it becomes too daunting. Put three things on, and there's no point in having a list. And so we have refined the art of list writing to allow for about ten or twenty things to do. But in truth, most lists are rubbish. Randomly assembled, they do little to help the author navigate their way through the maze of stuff to do. After all, the only point of a list of things to do, is to get things done. Tick Achieve does just that. It shows you how to get stuff done, with lots of little techniques tried and tested on scores of individuals over 25 years. This includes the cathartic and highly effective process of writing a list of what you are not going to do. The author has trained hundreds of people in the art of getting stuff done. There is no Big Plan as such (contrary to what many other books suggest). It's all about details, and they can be very easy to implement. Little things can make a massive difference. Once you get the hang of it, life gets easier. In a business context, and personally. You can sleep better and worry less. Concentrate on the things that matter, and leave out the trivia and irrelevant. Learn how to celebrate little bits of progress, look down your list, tick off a job well done, and shout Tick Achieve! EXAMPLE CHAPTER OUTLINE 1. BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE «I'm too busy, I'm in a meeting»: professional time wasting and how to avoid it Teams; what's the point? The problem with the business world: other people How to think more and worry less How being organised lets you take it easy Action not activity Outcome not output "If I do x, then y will happen…' 2. STRAIGHT TALKING AND GETTING STUFF DONE Permission to talk straight Cliché and jargon red alert list How to get to the point and get everything done quickly Some ways to say no politely How to liven up boring meetings Spotting business bull**** Cutting through it and moving on 3. LEAVE IT OUT Less really is more How eliminating issues gets to faster answers in business Write a list of what you are not going to do Improving your time management Simplifying everything Being totally objective about the past How leaving it out forces the issue 4. ONE IN A ROW How breaking big problems down into small tasks really works How to eat an elephant – in stages Knock 'em down one at a time Rapid sequential tasking: an alternative to multi-tasking The one-touch approach Tick, achieve, move on 5. LOOK LIVELY! The value of energy: in business, and in life generally Getting your attitude right Why lazy people are unhappy people Speed, that's the thing Spotting pointless people Ditching the time wasters Don't waste time yourself: beware aimless net surfers Cuttin
A simple guide to a smarter strategy for the individual investor A Wealth of Common Sense sheds a refreshing light on investing, and shows you how a simplicity-based framework can lead to better investment decisions. The financial market is a complex system, but that doesn't mean it requires a complex strategy; in fact, this false premise is the driving force behind many investors' market «mistakes.» Information is important, but understanding and perspective are the keys to better decision-making. This book describes the proper way to view the markets and your portfolio, and show you the simple strategies that make investing more profitable, less confusing, and less time-consuming. Without the burden of short-term performance benchmarks, individual investors have the advantage of focusing on the long view, and the freedom to construct the kind of portfolio that will serve their investment goals best. This book proves how complex strategies essentially waste these advantages, and provides an alternative game plan for those ready to simplify. Complexity is often used as a mechanism for talking investors into unnecessary purchases, when all most need is a deeper understanding of conventional options. This book explains which issues you actually should pay attention to, and which ones are simply used for an illusion of intelligence and control. Keep up with—or beat—professional money managers Exploit stock market volatility to your utmost advantage Learn where advisors and consultants fit into smart strategy Build a portfolio that makes sense for your particular situation You don't have to outsmart the market if you can simply outperform it. Cut through the confusion and noise and focus on what actually matters. A Wealth of Common Sense clears the air, and gives you the insight you need to become a smarter, more successful investor.
El Lissitzky is unquestionably one of Russian Modernism’s most well known artists. The Subject of numerous monographs and exhibitions, his mature abstract paintings, drawings, photographs, and graphic work can be found in abundance in Western and Eastern public collections. In his early career, however, his work was more or less exclusively devoted to Jewish Subjects, reflecting his religious education and family’s heritage. While a handful of these works are well known and widely published, this fascinating book, El Lissitzky’s Jewish Period by Alexander Kantsedikas, one of the world’s leading scholars on the artist, is the first endeavor to look at this phase of his work. Amounting to a veritable catalogue raisonné of 500 plus works, the author has resurrected some of the more obscure but no less fascinating works by Lissitzky in Hebrew and Yiddish. Lavishly illustrated in color and black and white, the book tracks his evolution from an Expressionist style to one that is increasingly more abstract and non-objective. It also includes rare photographic material of the artist’s family, as well as little-known correspondence from his father and his relationship with Polina Khenkova, who has heretofore been entirely obscured in the artist’s biography.
These days, having some level of personal debt is the norm: everyone you know has a credit card, a mortgage, a personal loan. And no matter your income level, the habits and behaviours associated with accumulating debt are universal; once you're in it, you become trapped in a never-ending cycle of working, paying bills, working some more, paying more bills. You feel like you are working for the bank (paying THEM interest on your debt), when really the bank should be working for you (paying YOU interest on your savings). And because everyone's in this situation, we consider it normal! What people don't talk about is that not only can debt have a negative impact on your finances, it can also compromise your personal wellbeing. This book shows you how to alter your mindset so you can live a happier, healthier and less stressful life. By becoming aware of where your money is going you'll manage to cure yourself of the debt affliction and remain free of its grasp. Life coach Tim Williamson, a former bank employee and debt collector, shares his insider knowledge on how the finance industries prey on people's behaviours in order to reap the most money from personal loans and credit card debts. In just three hours you will learn the simplest way to shrug off the shackles of debt, and how to transform your attitudes and behaviours towards credit so that you never get caught out again.