Author: Lisa Scottoline
View: 5010Zwei Schwestern. Die Gute gegen das Böse. Wer entscheidet, wer das tödliche Spiel gewinnt? Alice Connolly sieht ihrer Zwillingsschwester Bennie Rosato zum Verwechseln ähnlich. Als Alices Leben in Gefahr ist, hat sie nur eine Chance: Bennies Leben zu leben. Alice betäubt ihre Schwester und lässt sie zum Sterben allein zurück. Als Bennie sich schliesslich doch befreien kann, ist es zu spät. Niemand glaubt ihr, wer sie ist. Denn Alice hat ihr Leben übernommen: ihren Freund, ihren Job und ihr Geld ... Bennie kämpft mit dem Mut der Verzweiflung einen Kampf, den sie nicht gewinnen kann. Und wie weit ist sie bereit zu gehen?
Author: Sarah Mlynowski
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
Category: Young Adult Fiction
View: 8129Du has(s)t Geheimnisse? Jetzt nicht mehr! Eine Impfung hat Nebenwirkungen, ganz klar. Doch was Olivia und einigen ihrer Freunde nach der jährlichen Grippeimmunisierung an der New York City Highschool widerfährt, ist dann doch etwas unerwartet: Plötzlich können sie hören, was die Menschen, mit denen sie täglich zu tun haben, denken. Ihre Eltern, ihre Lehrer, ihre Mitschüler – keiner, der irgendetwas vor ihnen verbergen könnte. Nach dem ersten Schock freuen sie sich zunächst darüber, wie einfach das Leben auf einmal ist: Bei Prüfungen müssen sie nichts anderes tun, als sich neben den Klassenstreber zu setzen und seine klugen Gedanken aufzufangen. Sie können ihre jeweiligen Freunde und Freundinnen abservieren, ehe diese das tun. Und die geheimsten Wünsche und Sorgen der anderen zu kennen verleiht Macht. Doch wollen sie wirklich wissen, dass Tess schon lange in ihren besten Freund Teddy verliebt ist? Dass Mackenzie ihren Freund Cooper betrogen hat und nicht drüber hinwegkommt? Dass die Schulschwester früher als Stripperin arbeitete? Mehr und mehr wünschen sie sich ihre Ahnungslosigkeit zurück.
View: 9336No matter your field, industry, or specialty, as a leader you make a series of crucial decisions every single day. And the harsh truth is that the majority of decisions—no matter how good the intentions behind them—are mismanaged, resulting in a huge toll on organizations, the people they employ, and even the people they serve. So why is it so hard to make sound decisions? In Think Twice, now in paperback, Michael Mauboussin argues that we often fall victim to simplified mental routines that prevent us from coping with the complex realities inherent in important judgment calls. Yet these cognitive errors are preventable. In this engaging book, Mauboussin shows us how to recognize and avoid common mental missteps. These include misunderstanding cause-and-effect linkages, not considering enough alternative possibilities in making a decision, and relying too much on experts. Through vivid stories, the author presents memorable rules for avoiding each error and explains how to recognize when you should “think twice”—questioning your reasoning and adopting decision-making strategies that are far more effective, even if they seem counterintuitive. Armed with this awareness, you'll soon begin making sounder judgment calls that benefit (rather than hurt) your organization.
Author: Lisa Scottoline
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
View: 9992Unbeknownst to her identical twin Bennie Rosato, Alice Connelly is on the run from her drug-dealing confederates who are trying to kill her. Alice sees only one way out - to become Bennie. She slips a drug into her drink, and usurps her life. Not only does she sleep with her boyfriend, impersonate her at work - and steal her money, but she also warns the police that her evil twin is out to get her. Her plan works perfectly, because when Bennie emerges to fight back, everyone thinks she's Alice - including the police. Meanwhile, Mary DiNunzio, distracted by personal problems is also duped by Alice. The happy DiNunzio home is disrupted by the arrival of a sexy and mysterious cousin who claims to be a witch - and manages to put Mary's father under her spell! Bennie, with everything at stake, is fighting for her life - on all levels. She's reached breaking point. But when the chips are finally down, what will she do? Is blood thicker than water, and can an ordinary, law-abiding woman be driven to evil?
You Can Be Creative
Author: Jasmine Renner
View: 6114Have you ever wondered: "when will I ever be creative?" Think you are not creative at all? Then think Twice, this book is for you! In this book, Dr. Jasmine Renner helps you to discover how you can be creative simply because you are a living, breathing human being with a God-given creative DNA. .Think Twice: You Can be Creative takes the reader into an eye-opening journey of a lifetime. The chapters in this book come full circle enabling the reader to attain the full realization of his or her creative DNA and compels you to think twice about your creative nature and abilities. You will discover that being creative is an innate part of who you are and taking advantage of your creative abilities is really not as complicated as many of us are led to believe. An absolutely handy tool for all leaders, teachers, pastors, entrepreneurs, students, and anyone desirous of tapping into their creative wealth. This book will transform your life and teach you how to apply principles that will enable you to glean out of your creative juices and effortlessly become who you really were meant to be. Seeing what no one else is seeing; thinking what no one else is thinking and making your thoughts tangible and a reality is an endowment given to all by our Creator. From Albert Einstein, to Thomas Edison, to Steve Jobs, learn how creative geniuses have effortless ideas, whenever they need them and learn how you can too. Through engaging examples and useful tools, Think Twice: You Can Be Creative takes you on a journey to unleash your creative genius.
Harnessing the Power of Counterintuition
Author: Michael J. Mauboussin
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Category: Business & Economics
View: 7541No matter your field, industry, or specialty, as a leader you make a series of crucial decisions every single day. And the harsh truth is that the majority of decisions—no matter how good the intentions behind them—are mismanaged, resulting in a huge toll on organizations, the people they employ, and even the people they serve. So why is it so hard to make sound decisions? In Think Twice, now in paperback, Michael Mauboussin argues that we often fall victim to simplified mental routines that prevent us from coping with the complex realities inherent in important judgment calls. Yet these cognitive errors are preventable. In this engaging book, Mauboussin shows us how to recognize and avoid common mental missteps. These include misunderstanding cause-and-effect linkages, not considering enough alternative possibilities in making a decision, and relying too much on experts. Through vivid stories, the author presents memorable rules for avoiding each error and explains how to recognize when you should “think twice”—questioning your reasoning and adopting decision-making strategies that are far more effective, even if they seem counterintuitive. Armed with this awareness, you'll soon begin making sounder judgment calls that benefit (rather than hurt) your organization.
Review and Analysis of Mauboussin's Book
Author: BusinessNews Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
View: 744The must-read summary of Michael Mauboussin's book: "Think Twice: Harnessing the Power of Counterintuition". This complete summary of the ideas from Michael Mauboussin's book "Think Twice" reveals the reasons why people sometimes make bad decisions. In his book, the author explains that this comes down to the mental software that is hardwired into the human brain. Most of us would rather do whatever comes to mind first rather than properly calibrating the evidence which lies at hand and applying that to our decision making. This summary demonstrates why you should try and think twice when making decisions in order to reduce the number of mistakes you make. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Expand your knowledge To learn more, read "Think Twice" and find out how to make better decisions in your personal and professional life.
Complete Java Programming Guide.
Author: Harry. H. Chaudhary.,Java Guru.
Publisher: Programmers Mind Inc.
View: 417Essential Java Skills--Made Easy! What Special – In this book I covered and explained several topics of latest Java 8 Features in detail for Developers & Fresher’s, Topics Like– Lambdas. || Java 8 Functional interface, || Stream and Time API in Java 8. This Java book doesn't require previous programming experience. However, if you come from a C or C++ programming background, then you will be able to learn faster. Learn the all basics and advanced features of Java programming in no time from Bestseller Java Programming Author Harry. H. Chaudhary (More than 1,67,000 Books Sold !). This Java Guide, starts with the basics and Leads to Advance features of Java in detail with thousands of Java Codes and new features of Java 8 like Lambdas. Java 8 Functional interface, || Stream and Time API in Java 8. , I promise this book will make you expert level champion of java. Anyone can learn java through this book at expert level. The main objective of this java book is not to give you just Java Programming Knowledge, I have followed a pattern of improving the question solution of thousands of Codes with clear theory explanations with different Java complexities for each java topic problem, and you will find multiple solutions for complex java problems. Engineering Students and fresh developers can also use this book. This book covers common core syllabus for all Computer Science Professional Degrees If you are really serious then go ahead and make your day with this ultimate java book. First Part- Teach you how to compile and run a Java program, shows you everything you need to develop, compile, debug, and run Java programs. And then discusses the keywords, syntax, and constructs that form the core of the Java language. After that it leads you to advanced features of java, including multithreaded programming and Applets. Learning a new language is no easy task especially when it’s an oop’s programming language like Java. You might think the problem is your brain. It seems to have a mind of its own, a mind that doesn't always want to take in the dry, technical stuff you're forced to study. The fact is your brain craves novelty. This Java Book is very serious java stuff: A complete introduction to Java. You'll learn everything from the fundamentals to advanced topics, if you've read this book, you know what to expect--a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works. To use this book does not require any previous programming experience. However, if you come from a C/C++ background, then you will be able to advance a bit more rapidly. As most readers will know, Java is similar, in form and spirit, to C/C++. Thus, knowledge of those languages helps, but is not necessary. Even if you have never programmed before, you can learn to program in Java using this book. Inside Contents (Chapters): 1. (Overview of Java) 2.(Java Language) 3.(Control Statements) 4.(Scanner class, Arrays & Command Line Args) 5.(Class & Objects in Java) 6.(Inheritance in Java) 7.(Object oriented programming) 8.(Packages in Java) 9.(Interface in Java) 10.(String and StringBuffer) 11.(Exception Handling) 12.(Multi-Threaded Programming) 13.(Modifiers/Visibility modes) 14.(Wrapper Class) 15.(Input/Output in Java) 16.(Applet Fundamentals) 17.(Abstract Windows Toolkit)(AWT) 18.(Introduction To AWT Events) 19.(Painting in AWT) 20.( java.lang.Object Class ) 21.(Collection Framework) PART - II (Java 8 Features for Developers) 22. Java 8 Features for Developers – Lambdas. 23. Java 8 Functional interface,Stream & Time API. 24. Key Features that Make Java More Secure than Other Languages.
Making Wise Choices When It Counts
Author: Jan Silvious
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
View: 4496"Think twice" encouragements for women to help them make smart choices in life. Popular author and conference speaker Jan Silvious is back with savvy advice for women to help them deal with the important choices they face every day. Realizing choices bring consequences, she shares the value of the second look, the second perspective, and the second consideration as well as the significance of acknowledging red flags. Jan offers biblically sound, psychologically positive wisdom for smart choices in 8 critical areas: Time Money Words Family Men Giving Rest God
Author: Cathie Linz
View: 3000Sociologist Emma Riley’s new research project depends on a sexy bartender who wants nothing to do with her project—and certainly nothing to do with Emma. Too bad she’s way too smart to ever take no for an answer.
Author: Wayne Johnson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
View: 3254Haunted by the death of his son and his disintegrating marriage, Paul, the owner of a resort near the Chippewa reservation where he grew up, finds himself investigating a supposed "suicide" tied to the death of his son and to the bizarre "accidents" that begin to unfold. Reprint.
Author: K.R. Ravi
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
View: 8991This book is the outcome of the author’s work experience in the public and private sectors in India and on the research he has done on thinking and decision making. Gently and humorously it seeks to guide the reader to think better before he or she makes decisions. Full of anecdotes drawn from his workshops all over the country and from discussions with successful and not so successful decision makers this book aims to stimulate introspection in the executive class and among MBA students.
Author: Sarah Mlynowski
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
View: 3923What's worse than having telepathy in high school? Having telepathy in high school, and then losing it. When class 10B got their flu shots and developed the unexpected side effect of telepathy, it seemed like the worse thing ever. But two years later, they've got used to their powers. They've even come to like them. And as they prepare to leave school, they're all making exciting plans - plans that involve them being Espies. So when one by one they suddenly begin to lose their powers, they know they can't let it happen. Can they save their telepathy before it's too late? Or will they have to learn how to survive without them once again?
Adventure and Healing at 100 Miles Per Hour
Author: Barbara Schoichet
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 6500A late-in-life coming-of-age escapade told with humor and heart, Don’t Think Twice is a moving and irreverent account of grief, growing up, and the healing power of adventure. Within six months, Barbara Schoichet lost everything: her job, her girlfriend of six years, and her mother to pancreatic cancer. Her life stripped bare, and armed with nothing but a death wish and a ton of attitude, Barbara pursues an unlikely method of coping. At the age of fifty she earns her motorcycle license, buys a Harley on eBay from two guys named Dave, and drives it alone from New York to Los Angeles on a circuitous trek loosely guided by her H.O.G. tour book and a whole lot of road whimsy. On the open highway—where she daily takes her speed to a hundred—Barbara battles physical limitations and inner demons on a journey that flows through the majestic Appalachian Mountains, the enchanting Turquoise Trail, and all along America’s iconic Route 66. She is awed by the battlefields in Gettysburg, stunned by the decadence of Graceland, and amused by a Cadillac graveyard in the middle of nowhere. She meets kind strangers, odd strangers, and a guy who pulls a gun on her for cutting him off. She is vulnerable but sassy, broken but determined to heal . . . or die trying. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Nadezhda Seiler
Publisher: Abbott Press
View: 2483Russian brides Lara and Yulia are navigating their new lives in the United States. After the initial excitement that surrounds their marriages to their American husbands suddenly wears off, the two women develop a friendship that they both hope can help them survive the clash of personalities, cultures, and expectations that now overshadow their everyday lives. Lara, a practical woman who hooked up with her husband, Sam, on the Internet, is fairly content with her life in America—until she realizes she needs more from her marriage and life than financial stability. Yulia, a closet poet and a believer in idealistic romance, fell in love at first sight with Bill in Moscow. Unfortunately, unable to distinguish fantasy from reality, Yulia falls prey to an idealized image of her philandering husband who secretly yearns for his bachelorhood. As both women face drastic changes in their destinies, they soon realize that their worries about speaking flawless English are the least of their problems. In this contemporary romance, two Russian women on a journey to what they once thought would be a fairy tale now must wonder if they will ever attain a happy ending.