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Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes.epub

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Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes

by Maria Konnikova

 3.54  5,645 ratings  544 reviews
No fictional character is more renowned for his powers of thought and observation than Sherlock Holmes. But is his extraordinary intellect merely a gift of fiction, or can we learn to cultivate these abilities ourselves, to improve our lives at work and at home?

We can, says psychologist and journalist Maria Konnikova, and in Mastermind she shows us how. Beginning with the “brain attic”–Holmes’s metaphor for how we store information and organize knowledge–Konnikova unpacks the mental strategies that lead to clearer thinking and deeper insights. Drawing on twenty-first-century neuroscience and psychology, Mastermind explores Holmes’s unique methods of ever-present mindfulness, astute observation, and logical deduction.

In doing so, it shows how each of us, with some self-awareness and a little practice, can employ these same methods to sharpen our perceptions, solve difficult problems, and enhance our creative powers. For Holmes aficionados and casual readers alike, Konnikova reveals how the world’s most keen-eyed detective can serve as an unparalleled guide to upgrading the mind. 

Turbo Strategy by Brian Tracy.epub

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TurboStrategy: 21 Powerful Ways to Transform Your Business and Boost Your Profits Quickly

by Brian Tracy

 3.73  33 ratings  1 review
“All the business wisdom in the world isn’t worth a dime if it doesn’t produce results. Brian Tracy has worked with more than 500 companies throughout the US, Canada, and 22 other countries. He has helped hundreds of thousands of people worldwide to achieve spectacular results, and now he is helping businesses reach new levels of success with TurboStrategy.

“”I call it TurboStrategy,”” says Tracy,””because it is an intensive, fast, short, sharp, effective way of setting and implementing any strategy.”” Now companies in all industries can get on the fast track to more focused strategy, better planning, more powerful marketing and sales approaches, and higher profits. Readers will discover the practical techniques that the most successful businesses use to thrive, even in the toughest markets. They’ll also learn how to:

* Maintain flexibility, the key to dealing with an ever-changing business landscape

* Articulate their business’s vision, values, mission, purpose, and goals–both short- and long-term

*””Draw a line through the past”” and become their own turnaround specialists

* Hire the best people –and motivate them to excellence

Through 21 strategy points and dozens of examples, stories, and quotations from world-class thinkers and corporate leaders, Brian Tracy will show any company how to turbocharge its strategy and get its business firing on all cylinders.

Afghan Whigs’ ‘Gentlemen’ by Bob Gendron.epub

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Afghan Whigs’ Gentlemen

by Bob Gendron

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Like no record before or since, Gentlemen is fraught with the psychological warfare, bedroom drama, Catholic guilt, reprehensible deception, and shame that coincide with relationships gone seriously wrong. Its seemingly thick skin is rife with argument, infection, claustrophobia, temptation, accusation, illness, addiction, blood, scourge, and spite. And then there’s the music. Singer Greg Dulli’s liquor-cabinet confessions are chased with some of the blackest-sounding rock ever committed to tape by a white band. Hopped-up on primal energy, the mesmerizing R&B, funk, slide-blues, garage, and chamber-pop strains are tied to a come-hither soulfulness perfumed with hyssop and stained with nicotine.

To this day, Gentlemen remains as cursed as its controversial narrator, an album out of time even in its time. Released in October 1993, when grunge ruled the world, it sold far less than works by most “alternative” bands of the day. Despite glowing reviews and feverish tour support, Gentlemen faded from view–and yet it remains dearly beloved to almost everyone who’s heard it.

Drawing on new, in-depth interviews with all of the band members, Bob Gendron dissects the record’s charisma, arrangements and lyrics. He also delves into the memories, histories, experiences and influences of the Afghan Whigs, most notably those driving Dulli, a polarizing frontman whose fierce pretentiousness, GQ appearance and gloves-off boisterousness concealed deep-rooted mental depression and chemical dependency.

Antony and Cleopatra – Shakespeare_ William.epub
Antony and Cleopatra – Shakespeare_ William.epubAntony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare 3.67 24,425 Ratings Each edition includes: Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play Scene-by-scene plot summaries A key to famous lines and phras...
October 14, 2017 4:24 pmIfenna0eBook, Literature649

The New Iberia Blues (Dave Robicheaux, Book 22) by James Lee Burke.epub

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The New Iberia Blues

(Dave Robicheaux #22)

by James Lee Burke

 4.23  2,592 ratings  444 reviews

Detective Dave Robicheaux’s world isn’t filled with too many happy stories, but Desmond Cormier’s rags-to-riches tale is certainly one of them. Robicheaux first met Cormier on the streets of New Orleans, when the young, undersized boy had foolish dreams of becoming a Hollywood director.

Twenty-five years later, when Robicheaux knocks on Cormier’s door, it isn’t to congratulate him on his Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. Robicheaux has discovered the body of a young woman who’s been crucified, wearing only a small chain on her ankle. She disappeared near Cormier’s Cyrpemort Point estate, and Robicheaux, along with young deputy, Sean McClain, are looking for answers. Neither Cormier nor his enigmatic actor friend Antoine Butterworth are saying much, but Robicheaux knows better.

As always, Clete Purcel and Dave’s daughter, Alafair, have Robicheaux’s back. Clete witnesses the escape of Texas inmate, Hugo Tillinger, who may hold the key to Robicheaux’s case. As they wade further into the investigation, they end up in the crosshairs of the mob, the deranged Chester Wimple, and the dark ghosts Robicheaux has been running from for years. Ultimately, it’s up to Robicheaux to stop them all, but he’ll have to summon a light he’s never seen or felt to save himself, and those he loves.

Saving Bravo by Stephan Talty.epub

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Saving Bravo: The Greatest Rescue Mission in Navy SEAL History

by Stephan Talty

 4.24  51 ratings  9 reviews
The untold story of the most important rescue mission not just of the Vietnam War, but the entire Cold War: one American aviator, who knew our most important secrets, crashed behind enemy lines and was sought by the entire North Vietnamese and Russian military machines. One Navy SEAL and his Vietnamese partner had to sneak past them all to save him. 

Wicked Saints (Something Dark and Holy, n. 1) by Emily A. Duncan.epub

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Wicked Saints

(Something Dark and Holy #1)

by Emily A. Duncan

 3.91  1,302 ratings  874 reviews
A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself.

A prince in danger must decide who to trust.

A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings.

Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war.

In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their three paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and mysterious saints, where a forbidden romance threatens to tip the scales between dark and light. Wicked Saints is the thrilling start to Emily A. Duncan’s devastatingly Gothic Something Dark and Holy trilogy.

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The Wall Street Journal Guide to Understanding Money and Investing

by Kenneth M. Morris

 3.83  376 ratings  22 reviews

The Wall Street Journal Guide to Understanding Money & Investing initiates you into the mysteries of the financial pages — buying stocks, bonds, mutual funds, futures and options, spotting trends and evaluating companies. For those who are curious but intimidated by everyday financial jargon, this guide offers a literate, forthright and lively alternative.

Before She Knew Him.epub

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Before She Knew Him

by Peter Swanson

 3.89  4,638 ratings  933 reviews
Catching a killer is dangerous—especially if he lives next door 

Hen and her husband Lloyd have settled into a quiet life in a new house outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Hen (short for Henrietta) is an illustrator and works out of a studio nearby, and has found the right meds to control her bipolar disorder. Finally, she’s found some stability and peace.

But when they meet the neighbors next door, that calm begins to erode as she spots a familiar object displayed on the husband’s office shelf. The sports trophy looks exactly like one that went missing from the home of a young man who was killed two years ago. Hen knows because she’s long had a fascination with this unsolved murder—an obsession she doesn’t talk about anymore, but can’t fully shake either.

Could her neighbor, Matthew, be a killer? Or is this the beginning of another psychotic episode like the one she suffered back in college, when she became so consumed with proving a fellow student guilty that she ended up hurting a classmate?

The more Hen observes Matthew, the more she suspects he’s planning something truly terrifying. Yet no one will believe her. Then one night, when she comes face to face with Matthew in a dark parking lot, she realizes that he knows she’s been watching him, that she’s really on to him. And that this is the beginning of a horrifying nightmare she may not live to escape.

Antony and Cleopatra – Shakespeare_ William.epub
Antony and Cleopatra – Shakespeare_ William.epubAntony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare 3.67 24,425 Ratings Each edition includes: Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play Scene-by-scene plot summaries A key to famous lines and phras...
October 14, 2017 4:24 pmIfenna0eBook, Literature649