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|Author||: Richard Rohr|
|Total Pages||: 187|
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Drawn from the Gospels, Jesus, Paul, and the great Christian contemplatives, this examination reveals how many of the hidden truths of Christianity have been misunderstood or lost and how to read them with the eyes of the mystics rather than interpreting them through rational thought.
|Author||: Larry Nemecek|
|Publsiher||: Simon and Schuster|
|Total Pages||: 384|
|Genre||: Performing Arts|
Download The Next Generation Companion Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
First published in 1992 and last revised in 1995, this is a fitting record of a show that changed the rules by which television was made. The first adventure drama series ever to run to seven seasons and more than 170 episodes, Star Trek: The Next Generation broke audience records wherever it was shown and remains the most widely viewed and consistently popular of all the Star Trek series. This new edition of the series companion has been brought bang up to date to include not only all seven years of the TV series but also all four films which have featured the Next Generation crew. In addition to Generations (1994), we now have full details of First Contact (1997), Insurrection (1998) and the very latest incarnation, Nemesis (2002). A positive feast of information, the Companion includes complete plot summaries and credits for each invidiual episode and film. There are fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpses into how each one was made, and in-depth analysis really brings The Next Generation universe to life. Illustrated throughout with more than 150 black and white photographs, this is a truly invaluable reference guide.
|Author||: Patrick Tucker|
|Total Pages||: 288|
|Genre||: Technology & Engineering|
Download The Naked Future Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
“A thorough yet thoroughly digestible book on the ubiquity of data gathering and the unraveling of personal privacy.” —Daniel Pink, author of Drive Thanks to recent advances in technology, prediction models for individual behavior grow more sophisticated by the day. Whether you’ll marry, commit a crime or fall victim to one, or contract a disease are becoming easily accessible facts. The naked future is upon us, and the implications are staggering. Patrick Tucker draws on fascinating stories from health care to urban planning to online dating. He shows how scientists can predict your behavior based on your friends’ Twitter updates, anticipate the weather a year from now, figure out the time of day you’re most likely to slip back into a bad habit, and guess how well you’ll do on a test before you take it. Tucker knows that the rise of Big Data is not always a good thing. But he also shows how we’ve gained tremendous benefits that we have yet to fully realize.
|Author||: Alex Malley|
|Publsiher||: John Wiley & Sons|
|Total Pages||: 240|
|Genre||: Business & Economics|
Download The Naked CEO Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
The Naked CEO's guide to achieving your dream, starting now From suspended schoolboy to disruptive CEO, Alex Malley, TheNaked CEO, has led a life rich in successes and mistakes. Throughit all he has learned a lot about what it takes to successfullybuild not only a big career, but also a big life. Gain insights from a successful CEO who's lived a big life. Beinspired by his unabashed real-life stories. Learn how to dream bigand have the courage to pursue your passions and be willing to failin that quest. Take the practical tips and apply them to your owncareer. Whether you're a student, jobseeker, professional, new to theworkforce or just stuck in a rut, this book is your guide throughthe hurdles of the career journey to a big life. As a father ofseven, Alex knows that this is the perfect book for parents ormentors looking to inspire the next generation. Career-readiness is a skill that people need. It can be learnedthe hard way, after years on the job and many potentially seriousmissteps, or it can be learned ahead of time by listening to thosewho have been there. The Naked CEO helps graduates,jobseekers, and professionals learn the lessons and limit theirmistakes. Learn how to: Become a leader Successfully stand out and get noticed Harness the power of being yourself Network and create a profile Establish rapport with colleagues and turn around anunder-performing team Get organised, spot opportunities, and learn how to say no Set priorities, build confidence, learn how to delegate, andmore The Naked CEO is the truth you need to build a biglife.
|Author||: Don Tapscott,David Ticoll|
|Publsiher||: Simon and Schuster|
|Total Pages||: 368|
|Genre||: Business & Economics|
Download The Naked Corporation Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Welcome to the world of the naked corporation. Transparency is revolutionizing every aspect of our economy and its industries and forcing firms to rethink their fundamental values. We are in an extraordinary age where businesses must make themselves clearly visible to shareholders, customers, employees, partners, and society. Financial data, employee grievances, internal memos, environmental disasters, product weaknesses, international protests, scandals and policies, good news and bad; all can be seen by anyone who knows where to look. Don Tapscott, bestselling author and one of the most sought after strategists and speakers in the business world, is famous for seeing into the future and pointing out both its forest and its trees. David Ticoll, visionary researcher, columnist, and consultant, has identified countless breakthrough trends at the intersection of technology and business strategy. These two longtime collaborators now offer a brilliant guide to the new age of openness. In The Naked Corporation, they explain how the new transparency has caused a power shift toward customers, employees, shareholders, and other stakeholders; how and where information has exploded; and how corporations across many industries have seized on transparency not as a challenge but as an opportunity. Drawing on such examples as Shell Oil’s reinvention of itself as an environmentally focused business, to Johnson & Johnson’s longstanding and carefully nurtured reputation as a company worthy of trust—as well as little-known examples from pharmaceuticals, insurance, high technology, and financial services—Tapscott and Ticoll offer invaluable advice on how to lead the new age, rather than simply react to it. The Naked Corporation is a book for managers, employees, investors, customers, and anyone who cares about the future of the corporation and society.
|Author||: David Morrell|
|Publsiher||: David Morrell|
|Total Pages||: 135|
Download The Naked Edge Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
From the bestselling author of the classic Brotherhood of the Rose espionage saga comes a high-action thriller about the meaning of friendship and the naked edge between love and hate. He calls himself Cavanaugh. No first name, and even “Cavanaugh” isn’t his actual last name. He’s a protector. Once he had a boyhood best friend. They played in the woods near their homes, pretending to be soldiers surviving behind enemy lines. Grownup, they belonged to Delta Force and later worked for the world’s best security company. Now their lives have taken drastically different paths, pitting them against each other, forcing them to play their boyhood game again, this time to learn who dies. The survival of a great city hangs in the balance as two friends-turned-enemies hunt each other and discover that there’s a line between predators and prey, a line that’s called The Naked Edge. This e-book version of The Naked Edge contains numerous photographs of the classic knives described in the novel. These include the legendary knife that Warner Bros designed for Alan Ladd’s 1952 film about Jim Bowie, The Iron Mistress. Another of the many photographs depicts the most expensive knife in the world: a solid-gold replica of King Tut’s dagger. Praise for David Morrell “David Morrell is, to me, the finest thriller writer living today, bar none.” —Steve Berry New York Times bestselling author of The King’s Deception “David Morrell is a master of suspense. He wields it like a stiletto—knows just where to stick it and how to turn it.” —Michael Connelly, New York Times bestselling author of The Gods of Guilt “Morrell, an absolute master of the thriller, plays by his own rules and leaves you dazzled.” —Dean Koontz, New York Times bestselling author of Innocence
|Author||: Vi Keeland|
|Publsiher||: C. Scott Publishing|
|Total Pages||: 363|
Download The Naked Truth Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
From #1 New York Times Bestseller Vi Keeland, comes a new, sexy standalone novel. It was just a typical Monday. Until the big boss asked me to make the pitch for a prospective new client. After two years on shaky ground at work because of my screw up, an opportunity to impress the senior partners was just what I needed. Or so I thought… Until I walked into the conference room and collided with the man I was supposed to pitch. My coffee spilled, my files tumbled to the ground, and I almost lost my balance. And that was the good part of my day. Because the gorgeous man crouched down and looking at me like he wanted to eat me alive, was none other than my ex, Gray Westbrook. A man who I’d only just begun to move on from. A man who my heart despised—yet my body obviously still had other ideas about. A man who was as charismatic and confident as he was sexy. Somehow, I managed to make it through my presentation ignoring his intense stare. Although it was impossible to ignore all the dirty things he whispered into my ear right after I was done. But there was no way I was giving him another chance, especially now that he was a client …was there?
|Author||: Richard John Neuhaus|
|Publsiher||: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing|
|Total Pages||: 280|
|Genre||: Political Science|
Download The Naked Public Square Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Underlying the many crises in American life, writes Richard John Neuhaus, is a crisis of faith. It is not enough that more people should believe or that those who believe should believe more strongly. Rather, the faith of persons and communities must be more compellingly related to the public arena. "The naked public square"--which results from the exclusion of popular values from the public forum--will almost certainly result in the death of democracy. The great challenge, says Neuhaus, is the reconstruction of a public philosophy that can undergird American life and America's ambiguous place in the world. To be truly democratic and to endure, such a public philosophy must be grounded in values that are based on Judeo-Christian religion. The remedy begins with recognizing that democratic theory and practice, which have in the past often been indifferent or hostile to religion, must now be legitimated in terms compatible with biblical faith. Neuhaus explores the strengths and weaknesses of various sectors of American religion in pursuing this task of critical legitimation. Arguing that America is now engaged in an historic moment of testing, he draws upon Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish thinkers who have in other moments of testing seen that the stakes are very high--for America, for the promise of democratic freedom elsewhere, and possibly for God's purpose in the world. An honest analysis of the situation, says Neuhaus, shatters false polarizations between left and right, liberal and conservative. In a democratic culture, the believer's respect for nonbelievers is not a compromise but a requirement of the believer's faith. Similarly, the democratic rights of those outside the communities of religious faith can be assured only by the inclusion of religiously-grounded values in the common life. The Naked Public Square does not offer yet another partisan program for political of social change. Rather, it offers a deeply disturbing, but finally hopeful, examination of Abraham Lincoln's century-old question--whether this nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure.
|Author||: K. P. William|
|Publsiher||: Simon and Schuster|
|Total Pages||: 497|
Download The Naked World Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
In this sci-fi adventure by the author of Cash Crash Jubilee, one man must journey through a dangerous, cyber-dystopian world to reveal a heinous secret. In a world stripped bare of digital images and promotainment, unveiled with the audiovisual overlay of the ImmaNet, in an exposed world, a naked world, Amon Kenzaki awakens, lost and alone. He must now travel deep into the District of Dreams in search of Rashana Birla, the one person that might help him unravel the mystery of jubilee. But deprived of the apps and informational tools he’s depended on his entire life, traversing the largest bankdeath camp on Earth is no easy task. Inside an ephemeral labyrinth of slowly-dissolving disposable skyscrapers clogged to the limit with the bankdead masses, Amon soon finds himself face to face with two dangerous groups: a cult called the Opportunity Scientists, who preach bizarre superstitions about economic salvation, and a supposedly humanitarian organization called the Philanthropy Syndicate, whose mandate of serving the poor conceals rapacious motives. Amon takes refuge in Xenocyst, a community that genuinely strives to improve conditions in the camps, where he begins to work towards its cause and reconciles himself to his newfound poverty. But when political forces threaten the community’s existence and the lives of its members, he is forced to team up with a vending-machine designer, an Olympic runner, a fertility researcher, a corporate tycoon, and many others to expose the heinous secret festering at the heart of the action-transaction market he once served. In book two of the Jubilee Cycle, Eli K. P. William delves beneath the surface of his cyber-dystopian Tokyo to unearth the fate of outcasts trapped in its depths and shine a light on the financial obstacles blocking one individual’s efforts to help them. “A world pulled straight from the best episode of Black Mirror never made. . . . Takes things to the next level.” —B&N Science Fiction & Fantasy Blog “Following in the footsteps of Canadian-American SF author William Gibson, who foresaw the creation of cyberspace, Toronto native Eli K.P. William serves up his own bleak vision of Japan’s dystopian future. While a completely original work, characters in The Naked World—part two of the “Jubilee Cycle” trilogy—face predicaments evocative of works by Jonathan Swift, Aldous Huxley, Philip K. Dick, George Orwell, and Stephen King.” —Mark Schreiber, Japan Times “A worthy second novel in a trilogy, and made me eager to read the final book.” —Amazing Stories Magazine
|Author||: Jewel E. Ann|
|Total Pages||: 396|
|Genre||: Electronic Book|
Download The Naked Fisherman Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
USA Today & Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Jewel E. Ann returns with an addictive new adult romance about a young woman who discovers years of Sunday sermons didn't prepare her for the many lessons of the crude and sexy man who is now her boss. It's official. I'm eighteen and a young woman with endless possibilities on my way to reunite with my mom in Colorado after five years apart-she had a little weed incident in Nebraska. At the airport, she springs the news on me ... she's leaving for a month of job training. And me? I'm left on my own in the basement she's renting from the fisherman, aka her landlord who lives upstairs. He's ten years older than me. Never wears a shirt. And makes it hard to remember all the things I learned at Christian Academy. Did I mention he's also my new boss?
|Author||: Lynn Saxon|
|Publsiher||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
|Total Pages||: 198|
|Genre||: Electronic Book|
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No longer just a 'naked ape', we are now, apparently, the naked bonobo. Wannabe bonobos tell us that our "make love, not war" cousin is a reflection of who we really are, and by following the bonobo example we can discover our natural, sexy and peaceful, selves. But who is the bonobo? THE NAKED BONOBO reveals all there is to know about sex and violence amongst this 'forgotten' ape cousin of ours. When our hairy cousin is herself laid bare, does anyone really want to be her?
|Author||: A. K. Hirsch|
|Publsiher||: Contentrising LLC|
|Total Pages||: 230|
|Genre||: Electronic Book|
Download The Naked Ballerina Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Somewhat hapless but always observant, P.I. Duncan Marsden is hired by a sultry ballerina to investigate the source of a mysterious, illicit photo of her volatile younger sister. As the case spins out of control and the carnage escalates, Marsden not only exposes a sinister truth, but also discovers the one woman he knows he could love. From the seat of power in downtown Los Angeles, to Hollywood and the iconic Hills beyond, a uniquely noir-tinged 21st century LA plays a starring role as this seductive story builds to a breathtakingly twist-filled crescendo. Written in a style that celebrates a literary tradition built by the likes of Raymond Chandler and James Ellroy, The Naked Ballerina captures the essence and romanticism of the hardboiled genre, and reignites it for a new generation.
|Author||: Kelley Swain|
|Total Pages||: 166|
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Throughout her twenties, Kelley Swain worked as an artists' model. 'The Naked Muse' is her elegant, fascinating memoir of this time, meditating on art, travel, and how we accept, inhabit, and understand our own bodies. She describes her first experience disrobing for a class, modelling for international artists over six years, an intensive month being painted in Bruges, and posing as saints for a Sicilian chapel frieze. Swain reveals how it really feels physically, intellectually, and emotionally - in the moment when "it's my matter that matters, not ... what I consider to be 'me'." Both a flirtation with submissiveness and a wielding of power, Swain examines the model's role in art's alchemy, and tells the forgotten stories of women whose faces still bewitch us from gallery walls.