Francis Stewart

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Baby Loves Coding! (Baby Loves Science)
Baby Loves Coding! (Baby Loves Science)
Baby Loves Coding! (Baby Loves Science) by Ruth Spiro and Irene Chan. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 151 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Learning Material Design
Learning Material Design
Learning Material Design by Kyle Mew. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
The Visibles: A Novel
The Visibles: A Novel
The Visibles: A Novel by Sara Shepard. Rated 3 out of 5 stars, with 49 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Uma Vida ao Teu Lado (Portuguese Edition)
Uma Vida ao Teu Lado (Portuguese Edition)
Uma Vida ao Teu Lado (Portuguese Edition) by Nicholas Sparks. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Theodore Boone: The Abduction
Theodore Boone: The Abduction
Theodore Boone: The Abduction by John Grisham. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 1123 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
The Fox
The Fox
The Fox by Frederick Forsyth. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 1125 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
It's the Manager
It's the Manager
It's the Manager by Jim Clifton, Jim Harter, et al.. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 180 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
The Eyes of the Dragon: A Novel
The Eyes of the Dragon: A Novel
The Eyes of the Dragon: A Novel by Stephen King. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 1175 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories by Stephen King, Dylan Baker, et al.. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 2549 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Java Programming for High School Students
Java Programming for High School Students
Java Programming for High School Students by Mark Heidenry. Rated 2.3 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Programming
The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Programming
The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Programming by Terry Griffin. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 111 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
The Quick Python Book
The Quick Python Book
The Quick Python Book by Naomi Ceder. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 23 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
Python for Data Analysis: Tutorial for Beginners
Python for Data Analysis: Tutorial for Beginners
Python for Data Analysis: Tutorial for Beginners by Eric Marston and Clay Willison. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars, with 6 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
Exam Ref 70-762 Developing SQL Databases
Exam Ref 70-762 Developing SQL Databases
Exam Ref 70-762 Developing SQL Databases by Louis Davidson and Stacia Varga. Rated 3.4 out of 5 stars, with 38 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Oracle 10g Developer: PL/SQL Programming
Oracle 10g Developer: PL/SQL Programming
Oracle 10g Developer: PL/SQL Programming by Joan Casteel. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 19 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Advanced Programming in Visual Basic 6.0 w/Cd
Advanced Programming in Visual Basic 6.0 w/Cd
Advanced Programming in Visual Basic 6.0 w/Cd by Julia Case Bradley and A. C. Millspaugh. Rated 3.4 out of 5 stars, with 10 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Julia programming category.
jQuery Gems
jQuery Gems
jQuery Gems by Greg Sidelnikov. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 28 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Julia programming category.
Linux: 2 Books in 1:The Comprehensive Step-by-Step Guide to Learn the Fundamentals of Cyber Security, Penetration Testing, Networking and Computer Hacking. ... Include Exercises and Self-Evaluation Tests
Linux: 2 Books in 1:The Comprehensive Step-by-Step Guide to Learn the Fundamentals of Cyber Security, Penetration Testing, Networking and Computer Hacking. ... Include Exercises and Self-Evaluation Tests
Linux: 2 Books in 1:The Comprehensive Step-by-Step Guide to Learn the Fundamentals of Cyber Security, Penetration Testing, Networking and Computer Hacking. ... Include Exercises and Self-Evaluation Tests by Ethem Mining. Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars, with 34 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Shell programming category.
Targeted / La dictadura de los datos (Spanish edition): La verdadera historia desde dentro de Cambridge Analytica y de cómo el Big Data, Trump y ... la democracia y cómo puede volver a pasar
Targeted / La dictadura de los datos (Spanish edition): La verdadera historia desde dentro de Cambridge Analytica y de cómo el Big Data, Trump y ... la democracia y cómo puede volver a pasar
Targeted / La dictadura de los datos (Spanish edition): La verdadera historia desde dentro de Cambridge Analytica y de cómo el Big Data, Trump y ... la democracia y cómo puede volver a pasar by Brittany Kaiser. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the MarkZuckerberg category.
Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets of Facebook's Improbably Brilliant CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets of Facebook's Improbably Brilliant CEO Mark Zuckerberg
As other reviewers have already so succinctly stated, this is a must-read book for marketers and business people.

1. Because the world is being turned upside down by social media, and at the heart of that change is Mark Zuckerberg. And we need to understand what he's up to.
2. Because Ekaterina Walter has some serious business-think mojo to share with us. I got to interview Ekaterina for my own book - and was the recipient of her wisdom then. She's one of the brightest people in the industry (she heads social media at Intel).

This is NOT a fluff book. There are a few of those out there - this book is refreshingly free of fluff.

Some of my favorite parts of the book aren't about Zuckerberg at all, but the culture and strategy bits from XPLANE. The philosophies holding that mission and purpose are the driving forces behind any enterprise entered into business philosophy in the late 19th century. They were then promulgated by organizations such as the Masons and later by the Rotary Club. Even later, after World War II, organization change thinkers advocated for the use of vision, mission, and values. With Facebook and the other companies discussed in Think Like Zuck, Walter shows that these are powerful forces that could be critical to business success.

The famous business writer and thinker Jim Collins was invoked many times both in the book (and in my imagination) - Walters mentions the "getting the right people on the bus" concept many times. I also thought about Collin's most recent book Great by Choice where he talks about the element of luck. No doubt, Zuckerberg had a great amount of luck in the timing of the creation of Facebook. But others had good luck, too - Zuckerberg had the foresight to use it.

Collins had a concept of Level Five Leader, someone who showed demonstrated a "paradoxical mix of personal humility and professional will." Zuckerberg, with his famous "CEO, Bitch" business card could hardly have been said to show humility. But Walter's subject has, like the hero of The Truman Show, been in the public eye throughout his twenties, and seems to be becoming something closer to a Level Five leader with each passing year.

In contrast to the Level Five Leader, Walter introduces her model of what she calls the "Hummingbird Effect of Leadership."

The amazing qualities of the hummingbird can be seen in the beauty and complexity of its flight. Just like this flyer, effective leaders soar in their purpose of serving others and, in the process, achieve unprecedented heights of success.

See my review on Social Media Today at [...]
Henry Ford's Own Story
Henry Ford's Own Story
Great story, well-written! It is interesting that Henry Ford's thoughts about people still rings true - what is good for one is good for everyone...The human race as a machine, no one part is less important than any other. Think about that!
Rastaman Vibration [LP]
Rastaman Vibration [LP]
Bob & the new incarnation of The Wailers had hit their creative stride prior to releasing this album and it shows. I agree with the reviewer who stated that this, of all of the post Peter Tosh & Bunny Wailer version of The Wailers, is the bands, in particular Marley's, most socially conscious LP. It is also Bob's first album to give us glimpses of certain Rastafarian beliefs and this theme would carry on to the masterpieces soon to follow. RASTAMAN VIBRATION is a wonderful display of musicianship, creativity and production. The political, social and spiritual content, delved into, is nicely arranged and tied up neatly together over some of the best musical compositions he and the band ever accomplished, IMHO.

The range of topics displayed by Marley is truly incredible and his ability to go from singing about oneness and peace through physical manifestations of spiritual concepts as evidenced by the title track to the sadness of the all to real hatred causing tragic loss revealed in "Johnny Was" which is Marley at his poetic best. This album truly tackles all the of the emotions of the human experience, from the bigotry of "Crazy Baldheads' to the betrayal of "Who The Cap Fit" to the harsh consequences of not heeding the warnings of Emperor Haile Selassie in the classic "War."

And in all of that, he still has time to include a wonderful tribute to Reggae music with "Roots, Rock, Reggae." This is one of 3 solo albums released by the original founders of The Wailers in the year 1976. Reggae was here to stay thanks to the wonderful albums by Jimmy Cliff, The Wailers and others, the genre had taken firm root around the world as evidenced by this album reaching #8 on the U.S. charts at a time when R&B and Rock were the dominate genres in music.

This is one of my personal favorites, although I love all of his albums, there's something very personal to me about this particular LP. And it's no accident that it was the pre cursor to what would become his greatest work, EXODUS. Mr. Marley was truly a gifted man and true poet, his life which he related in his songs was one of turmoil, tragedy, hope, belief, faith and, ultimately,love. I highly recommend this album for anyone looking to truly get a more introspective and personal look at this master of music and storytelling. There was no one like him before and there's been no one close since his departure

Few in any area of life ever affect the thinking and actions of people around the world, The Wailers most certainly did that both as a band and solo artists. They were one of those rare and precious groups of people whose life, legacy and music are still a source of great inspiration and reflection even to this day. And that, in he final analysis, is the truest measure of what being a great artist is all about.
I Say a Little Prayer
I Say a Little Prayer
Great music, I really like the piano and the way it set up the beginning of the song . Just me I guess. I believe Franklin could take funeral music and have people dancing and singing along. We should all be so lucky to have just a little pinch of that ' IT ' that is so much of what Aretha is.

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