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'Making the very complex...awesomely simple is no mere catch phrase, it is truly John Spences mission in life. In Awesomely Simple, trusted advisor and strategist John Spence draws on his extensive personal experience working shoulder-to-shoulder with some of America's top business leaders to show exactly what it takes to achieve lasting business success. As a consultant and executive coach to more than a dozen Fortune 500 firms, he has spent the last 15 years down in the trenches, doing mission-critical work with his clients, coaching them with the ideas and tools that drive business excellence. In addition to his years leading companies and client projects, John has read and analyzed more than 160,000 pages on best practices and winning strategies of leading companies and conducted thousands of interviews with top executives to ensure and confirm that his ideas and opinions are on target. Delivered in John's approachable and straightforward manner, Awesomely Simple will reveal the six strategies that create a foundation for achieving business excellence regardless of the size of the organization. These are: Vivid Vision Best People A Performance-Oriented Culture Robust Communication A Sense of Urgency Extreme Customer Focus With vivid case studies, Awesomely Simple concisely elucidates each strategy, and gives the reader specific examples, tips, tools, discussion questions and exercises for how to execute them successfully.Show more
Over the past several years, sellers who offer high-value products and services to businesses have experienced profound changes in the way they do business. Winning the Professional Services Sale argues for fundamental changes in the sellers mindset. Rather than pressing to sell, salespeople must help their clients buy, even if that purchase ends up with a competitor. The book rejects myopic, conventional sales wisdomsuch as the need for elevator speeches, cold calling, and presumptive closesas relics of a bygone era. In place of that old advice, Winning the Professional Services Sale presents a different approach for winning profitable services sales in todays market. To master that approach, sellers must take a holistic view of the buying process and the needs of the buyers organization, including its competitors, customers, suppliers, employees, and investors. Only by understanding a sale from every possible angle can a salesperson gain the competitive edge thats so essential to the services sales.Show more
Every day is an adventure for A. J. and the gang. Now your favorite holiday hijinks are available in a single audio collection, perfect for My Weird School fans! Back to School, Weird Kids Rule! Summer is almost over, and you know what that means-time to head back to school! But when a tropical storm ends A.J.'s vacation earlier than expected, he and his family have to stay at Andrea's house. Ugh, disgusting! Soon after, everyone in the house starts getting cabin fever, and even back-to-school shopping won't calm the kids down. So, Andrea and A.J. are sent to Camp Ockatollyquay. The catch? It's a camp to get kids ready for school! But not to worry-Andrea and A.J. rally their Ella Mentry School friends to end their summer on a note they'll never forget. It's Halloween, I'm Turning Green! It's Halloween, and you know what that means! Candy! Costumes! More candy! What would happen if a kid ate a million hundred pounds of chocolate in one night? One thing's for sure-when the kids from Ella Mentry School go trick-or-treating, it will be a Halloween to remember. Deck the Halls, We're off the Walls! It's Christmas, and you know what that means! Santa Claus is coming to town! Or at least to the local mall. But what happens when kid rapper Cray-Z gives a Christmas concert at the same mall and all his fans go bananas? One thing's for sure-if A.J. and the gang from Ella Mentry School want to save the day, they will need a Christmas miracle. Oh, Valentine, We've Lost Our Minds! It's the week of Valentine's Day, and A.J.'s class is getting a foreign exchange student! His name is Pierre, and he's from France. But what happens when Pierre challenges A.J. to a duel (or at least a thumb war) over Andrea? One thing's for sure: when L-O-V-E comes to Ella Mentry, it spells the weirdest Valentine's Day story in the history of the world! Bunny Double, We're in Trouble! Hip, hop, hooray! Its Easter, and this year Mayor Hubble is hosting an Easter egg roll and a special egg hunt at the mayor's mansion. And A.J. and the gang are invited! But when Mayor Hubble reveals that the prize golden egg has a thousand dollars inside it, the egg hunt becomes a wacky free-for-all with a photo finish. Bummer in the Summer! School's almost out for the summer, and A.J. is dreaming about all the fun things he's going to do on vacation. But A.J.'s dream quickly turns into a nightmare when three familiar spirits appear to show him summers past, present, and yet to come. Will they be able to convince him to leave his bad ways behind? Or will this summer end up being a total bummer?Show more
The astonishing novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult about a young boy with autism falsely accused of murder. When your son can't look you in the eye...does that mean he's guilty? Jacob Hunt is a teen with Asperger's syndrome. He's hopeless at reading social cues or expressing himself well to others, though he is brilliant in many ways. But he has a special focus on one subject-forensic analysis. A police scanner in his room clues him in to crime scenes, and he's always showing up and telling the cops what to do. And he's usually right. But when Jacob's small hometown is rocked by a terrible murder, law enforcement comes to him. Jacob's behaviors are hallmark Asperger's, but they look a lot like guilt to the local police. Suddenly the Hunt family, who only want to fit in, are directly in the spotlight. For Jacob's mother, Emma, it's a brutal reminder of the intolerance and misunderstanding that always threaten her family. For his brother, Theo, it's another indication why nothing is normal because of Jacob. And over this small family, the soul-searing question looms: Did Jacob commit murder?Show more
They're not on Earth anymore. And they're not alone... An action-packed, high-stakes new adventure series for fans of Rick Riordan and STAR WARS. In the year 2085, Benny Love is pretty used to surviving on what he and his family can scavenge on Earth. But when he wins a scholarship for a life-changing trip to visit the Lunar Taj, the first-ever resort on the Moon, Benny thinks he finally has a chance to give his family a better life. Benny can't wait to fly his very own Space Runner, practice reverse bungee jumping, and explore craters on the dark side of the Moon. But he gets more than he expected when he and the other kids discover the Moon has secrets no one else knows about. Benny is a long way from home - and soon there might not be an Earth to go back to, unless they can find a way to defeat the oncoming alien invasion...Show more
#1 New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman harkens back to his No More Dead Dogs days in this stand-alone that takes a tone more serious than you've ever seen from him before. A boy who's been a bully and hanging out with the wrong friends gets a new start after a memory-loss-inducing accident. But can someone really change who he is, or will the old him merely come back over time?Show more
Stars Wars meets Ridley Pearson’s Kingdom Keepers in this high-stakes intergalactic adventure! The Moon Platoon is the first book in an action-packed series for tweens that’s perfect for fans of Eoin Colfer and Lisa McMann. In the year 2085, Benny Love is pretty used to surviving on what he and his family can scavenge on Earth. But when he wins a scholarship for a life-changing trip to visit the Lunar Taj, the first-ever resort on the Moon, Benny thinks he finally has a chance to give his family a better life. Benny can’t wait to fly his very own Space Runner, practice reverse bungee jumping, and explore craters on the dark side of the Moon. But he gets more than he expected when he and the other kids discover the Moon has secrets no one else knows about. Benny is a long way from home—and soon there might not be an Earth to go back to.Show more
New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult is widely acclaimed for her keen insights into the hearts and minds of real people. Now she tells the emotionally riveting story of a family torn apart by conflicting needs and a passionate love that triumphs over human weakness.Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate-a life and a role that she has never challenged...until now. Like most teenagers, Anna is beginning to question who she truly is. But unlike most teenagers, she has always been defined in terms of her sister-and so Anna makes a decision that for most would be unthinkable, a decision that will tear her family apart and have perhaps fatal consequences for the sister she loves. My Sister's Keeper examines what it means to be a good parent, a good sister, a good person. Is it morally correct to do whatever it takes to save a child's life, even if that means infringing upon the rights of another? Is it worth trying to discover who you really are, if that quest makes you like yourself less? Should you follow your own heart, or let others lead you? Once again, in My Sister's Keeper, Jodi Picoult tackles a controversial real-life subject with grace, wisdom, and sensitivity.Show more
From the moment she saw Shawn Scarlett perform at a school talent show, Kit Larson has loved two things: the guitar, and the gorgeous, green-eyed boy who inspired her to play. But one careless night in high school shatters her hope of ever being more than a notch on his bedpost. Six years, two bands, and one mostly-mended heart later, Kit's about to make her rock star dreams a reality as the new guitarist for Shawn's band, The Last Ones to Know. He may not remember their reckless night together, but Kit has never forgotten, and she's determined to make him eat his heart out. The release of their new album means a month cooped up on a tour bus, sleeping inches away from the ridiculously sexy musician she's never quite gotten over. And as Kit gets to know the real Shawn, not Shawn Scarlett, the rock god, the player, their attraction becomes too hot to resist. But the past is paved with secrets, and when they finally surface, Kit could lose everything: the band, the music, her dreams, and Shawn.Show more
The breakout author of The Forgotten Girl and Cemetery Girl, "one of the brightest and best crime fiction writers of our time" (Suspense Magazine) delivers a new novel about a man who is haunted by a face from his past … When Nick Hansen sees the young woman at the grocery store, his heart stops. She is the spitting image of his college girlfriend, Marissa Minor, who died in a campus house fire twenty years earlier. But when Nick tries to speak to her, she acts skittish and rushes off. The next morning the police arrive at Nick’s house and show him a photo of the woman from the store. She’s been found dead, murdered in a local motel, with Nick’s name and address on a piece of paper in her pocket. Convinced there's a connection between the two women, Nick enlists the help of his college friend Laurel Davidson to investigate the events leading up to the night of Marissa’s death. But the young woman’s murder is only the beginning ... and the truths Nick uncovers may make him wish he never doubted the lies.Show more
An unusual and remarkable dystopian novel A Free Man is a satirical tall tale presented as the drug and alcohol fuelled conversation of two old friends getting reacquainted over one night. It's also a boy-meets-girl story of the worst kind and a time travel story about a future where the world is ruled by robots and humans are vermin. When timelines cross, the world as we know it bends . . . Skid Roe is completely self-absorbed and delusional. His struggle to exercise free will is constantly hampered by the physical manifestation of his inner demons and by the norms and rules of contemporary life. He's both aided and hindered by Lem, a robot from the future whose good intentions leave Skid on the run from a shadowy state security agency. A surreal, beautiful, and powerful literary mash-up, BasiliEres' long-awaited sophomore effort is inventive and darkly funny.Show more
This school is the weirdest! Mr. Granite is leaving! That means there's going to be a new third-grade teacher. But Mr. Cooper is even weirder than Mr. Granite. He thinks the best way to teach is to come to school disguised as a superhero. What happens when a real superhero is needed? Will Mr. Cooper protect the school from evil, or just embarrass it to death?Show more
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