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Do you dream of a less stressful life? Break out of the system, embrace your purpose and shape your own journey to success and fulfilment. If you feel stuck in the commute-work-sleep cycle and dream of something other than the daily grind, this is the audiobook for you. Olivier Roland will show you how to start a successful business that serves your lifestyle and helps you find your ultimate purpose - your 'raison d'être'. The Way of the Intelligent Rebel guides you through the stages of building a business with minimum risk that serves you and your passions. Olivier will inspire you to think outside the box, understand the limitations of conventional schooling and engage in life-long learning. You'll discover how to: · set up a successful business that enhances your life · live a rewarding life while adding value to society · turn your perceived 'weaknesses' into strengths and embrace your individuality · understand why and how the modern education system is flawed and not designed with everyone in mind · transform your life into an adventure and walk your own path in the world Based on personal experience, research into thousands of entrepreneurs and over 400 scientific studies, The Way of the Intelligent Rebel will help you realize your full potential, embrace your creativity and shape your own journey to success. What are you waiting for?Show more
1584: Elizabeth I rules England. But a dangerous plot is brewing in court, and Mary Queen of Scots will stop at nothing to take her cousin’s throne. There’s only one thing standing in her way: Tom, the queen’s trusted apothecary, who makes the perfect silent spy… 2021: Travelling the globe in her campervan, Mathilde has never belonged anywhere. So when she receives news of an inheritance, she is shocked to discover she has a family in England. Just like Mathilde, the medieval hall she inherits conceals secrets, and she quickly makes a haunting discovery. Can she unravel the truth about what happened there all those years ago? And will she finally find a place to call home? Enchanting and gripping, The Queen’s Spy effortlessly merges past with present in an unforgettable tale of love, courage and betrayal – perfect for fans of Lucinda Riley and Kathryn Hughes. Readers love The Queen’s Spy: ‘Clare Marchant writes and plots flawlessly.’ Carol McGrath, bestselling author of The Silken Rose ‘Clare writes beautifully and weaves the historical details into the story very skillfully to create such depth and richness. I was gripped from the start and found it an atmospheric and haunting book that will enchant anyone who loves history.’ Nicola McCornick, author of The Forgotten SisterShow more
What happens when the richest nation on God's Earth is driven to the outer limits of starvation? When the grain crop failed in Kansas it seemed like an isolated incident and no one took much notice. Except Ed Hardesty. Then the blight spread to California's fruit harvest, and from there, like wildfire, throughout the nation. Suddenly America woke up to the fact that her food supplies were almost wiped out. Her grain reserves lethally polluted. And Botulism was multiplying at a horrifying rate. "A true master of horror." JAMES HERBERT "One of the most original and frightening storytellers of our time." PETER JAMES 2020 Head of ZeusShow more
You are about to discover the most devastating political secret of the twentieth century. IKON. The secret for which US presidents were assassinated, resigned or disgraced. IKON. Your own life has been living out in the shadow it has cast since 1962. IKON. "A true master of horror." JAMES HERBERT "One of the most original and frightening storytellers of our time." PETER JAMES 2020 Head of ZeusShow more
A journalist is caught up in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with a random killer when his father and girlfriend are killed. After investigating he uncovers a further ten people with nothing in common - except they all appear on The Sweetman Curve, a graph invented by a corrupt university professor which can predict medical life expectancy within a three year bracket. Unfortunately, the graph has fallen into the hands of the wrong people, one of them being a corrupt senator who has powerful financial backing. 2020 Head of ZeusShow more
What would happen if America and Russia redefined their spheres of influence? If the Soviets withdrew their interests in Cuba, South America, Afghanistan - and the US pulled their troops out of Europe? Such a radical redrafting of the political map would have consequences for all those involved? Charles Krogh thought he had left the intelligence world for good, but before long finds himself immersed back in the vast invisible game without rules, the game of deception and bluff... the game without which the world can never be safe... or at peace. Nicholas Reed, brutally murdered by a stone-cold KGB killer - what did he know? Marshal T. K. Golovanov, Hero of the Soviet Union and one of the most powerful men in the world - why is he jeopardising the future of his country with a female agent? Michael Townshend, an English businessman on a visit to a Moscow trade fair - what is the real reason for his trip? Win or lose, their lives are all a sacrifice... "A true master of horror." JAMES HERBERT "One of the most original and frightening storytellers of our time." PETER JAMES 2020 Head of ZeusShow more
This delightful audiobook narrated by Russell Bentley offers a savory account of how the pursuit of delicious foods shaped human evolution Nature, it has been said, invites us to eat by appetite and rewards by flavor. But what exactly are flavors? Why are some so pleasing while others are not? Delicious is a supremely entertaining foray into the heart of such questions. With generous helpings of warmth and wit, Rob Dunn and Monica Sanchez offer bold new perspectives on why food is enjoyable and how the pursuit of delicious flavors has guided the course of human history. They consider the role that flavor may have played in the invention of the first tools, the extinction of giant mammals, the evolution of the world’s most delicious and fatty fruits, the creation of beer, and our own sociality. Along the way, you will learn about the taste receptors you didn't even know you had, the best way to ferment a mastodon, the relationship between Paleolithic art and cheese, and much more. Blending irresistible storytelling with the latest science, Delicious is a deep history of flavor that will transform the way you think about human evolution and the gustatory pleasures of the foods we eat.Show more
An outbreak of deadly disease. No cure. Everyone who leaves the plague-zone must be shot... At first the rules were simple: quarantine the city, and let the plague die. So men and women closed their doors, and lived in lockdown, fighting for survival against a disease as contagious and destructive as the Black Death. A disease for which there was no known cure. But the plague did not die. And so, at lunchtime on a Friday afternoon, the President announces the new rules. Every American should take up arms to protect the disease-free zones. Anyone attempting to leave the plague-zone MUST be shot... A gripping suspense thriller about an outbreak of plague in the USA, this is perfect for fans of Dean Koontz or Stephen King. "A true master of horror." JAMES HERBERT "One of the most original and frightening storytellers of our time." PETER JAMES 2020 Head of ZeusShow more
ollowing in the tradition of its Shingo Prize-winning predecessors, Lean Production Simplified, Third Edition gives a clear overview of the structure and tools of the Lean production system. Written for the practitioner by a practitioner, it delivers a comprehensive insider's view of Lean management. The author helps readers grasp the system as a whole, as well as the factors that animate it, by organizing the book around an image of a house of Lean production. Illustrating the eight kinds of waste, this updated edition of a bestseller: Describes the craft and mass production systems that preceded Lean production including the contributions of Frederick Winslow Taylor and Henry Ford Explains the concepts of visual management, Five S, and Total Productive Maintenance Addresses just-in-time delivery of parts and products Examines the jidoka principle Covers the nervous system of Lean management, hoshin planning Illustrates the culture of Lean management This edition deepens and extends the previous edition with case studies on Lean outside the factory in settings such as health care, IT, finance, design, engineering, and beyond. The case studies are based on personal experience of actual work in organizations generating real results.Lean Production Simplified, Third Edition covers each of the components of Lean within the context of the Lean production system. The author's straightforward common sense approach makes this book an easily accessible, on-the-floor resource for every team member.Show more
Pain is part of human existence but we understand very little of the mechanics of it. We damage ourselves, we feel pain, we seek help from a professional or learn to not do that bad thing again. The story of what goes on in our body is not this simple. Even medical practitioners themselves often fail to grasp the complexities of our minds and bodies and how they interact when dealing with pain stimulus. Throughout history we've tried to prevent it and mediate its affects, resulting in the current situation we find ourselves; highly medicated with a booming opiates industry. Common conception still equates pain with tissue damage but that is only a very small part of the story. A woman who has just undergone a caesarean reports dramatically less pain and recovers quicker than a patient who has had kidney stones removed in a similarly damaging operation. The soldier who drags themselves to safety after being shot deals with pain in a remarkably different way to someone suffering a similar injury on a street. The truth is that pain is a complex mix of nerve endings, psychological state, social preconceptions and situational awareness. Pain is the first book to explain the current issues and complexities surrounding the treatment of pain and how society deals with those in pain, to explain how our bodies relate to pain as well as explaining how we've come to our current relationship with pain (and why that is problematic) and what the future holds.Show more
We are in the early stages of the next big platform shift in healthcare computing. Fueled by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Cloud, this shift is already transforming the way health and medical services are provided. As the industry transitions from static digital repositories to intelligent systems, there will be winners and losers in the race to innovate and automate the provision of services. Critical to success will be the role leaders play in shaping the use of AI to be less 'artificial' and more 'intelligent' in support of improving processes to deliver care and keep people healthy and productive across all care settings. This book defines key technical, process, people, and ethical issues that need to be understood and addressed in successfully planning and executing an enterprise-wide AI plan. It provides clinical and business leaders with a framework for moving organizations from the aspiration to execution of intelligent systems to improve clinical, operational, and financial performance.Show more
What does the transformation to a visitor-centered approach do for a museum? How are museums made relevant to a broad range of visitors of varying ages, identities, and social classes? Does appealing to a larger audience force museums to "dumb down" their work? What internal changes are required? Based on a multi-year, Kress Foundation-sponsored study of ten innovative American and European collections based museums recognized by their peers to be visitor centered, Peter Samis and Mimi Michaelson answer these key questions for the field. The book: describes key institutions that have opened the doors to a wider range of visitors; addresses the internal struggles to reorganize and democratize these institutions; uses case studies, interviews of key personnel, Key Takeaways, and additional resources to help museum professionals implement a visitor-centered approach in collections-based institutions.Show more
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