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Coding HTML CSS JAVA Made Easy
Coding HTML CSS JAVA Made Easy
Coding HTML CSS JAVA Made Easy by Adam Crute and Frederic Johnson. Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars, with 8 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Concepts of Database Management
Concepts of Database Management
Concepts of Database Management by Joy L. Starks, Philip J. Pratt, et al.. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 20 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
The Choice (Movie Tie-In)
The Choice (Movie Tie-In)
The Choice (Movie Tie-In) by Nicholas Sparks. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 110 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Boo A Life in Baseball, Well Lived
Boo A Life in Baseball, Well Lived
Boo A Life in Baseball, Well Lived by Rick Cleveland and John Grisham. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Una Navidad diferente
Una Navidad diferente
Una Navidad diferente by John Grisham. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Parallel Lives
Parallel Lives
Parallel Lives by Bruce Hayden. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 6 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
The Dark Man: An Illustrated Poem
The Dark Man: An Illustrated Poem
The Dark Man: An Illustrated Poem by Stephen King and Glenn Chadbourne. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 165 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Ghost Brothers of Darkland County
Ghost Brothers of Darkland County
Ghost Brothers of Darkland County by Stephen King , John Mellencamp, et al.. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 129 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Go Programming Language: 2020 Edition
Go Programming Language: 2020 Edition
Go Programming Language: 2020 Edition by Go Publishing. Rated 2 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Go programming category.
Steve Jobs - The Simple Guide To
Steve Jobs - The Simple Guide To
This is a very short read on the life of Steve Jobs. In fact it's a synopsis of his entire life. However, there were some important issues which were not included which I feel are necessary in reference to Steve Job's rebuilding of Apple. After Mr. Jobs returned to Apple; both the Stock and the general up keep of Apple's Infrastructure was a mess. Apple had been selling off many of it's copywrites in order to satisfy the Stockholders who apparently depended on Quarterly Dividends. I think the secret of Steve Jobs with Apple was the important fact that he removed Apples requirements to pay Dividends and simply add earned income (or Interest) to Principal. In this manner, Apple was cash rich enough to devote more time to making continued improvements to all of Apple's Products. All of us have noted there have been continued changes as well as upgrades with the MAC, the Smart Phone, new versions of the I-Pads and such over time. Aside from what I have stated, the Guide to Steve Jobs was well written. Thank you.
Leading Apple With Steve Jobs: Management Lessons From a Controversial Genius
Leading Apple With Steve Jobs: Management Lessons From a Controversial Genius
"Leading Apple with Steve Jobs" gives us an inside look from a Former VP of Apple within the early stages of the company. At first, this book is not expected to give you the nook and crannies of Steve Jobs autobiography. In addition, some autobiographies written for Steve Jobs may not be the most accurate representation of the events if it was not written under the guidance of Steve Jobs himself. In contrast, the autobiography of Elon Musk was written by Ashlee Vance under the guidance of Elon Musk. Regardless, the autobiography of Elon Musk was a choke full of details that a young reader version was released after that so even a five-year-old was able to read it. Think this book as providing the main highlights of Apple under Steve Jobs supervision in the most accurate representable way. This book goes side by side with the book I read this year "Becoming Facebook" by Michael Hoefflinger, which gives also a more accurate view how Facebook operates contrary to how the press spins original events around.

In the same year Steve Jobs passed away, my last business class assignment was to write a Strategic Analysis of Apple Inc. I knew already a lot of tidbits of Apple History, the Apple computer I used at my elementary school, as well the Apple devices I tried out later in my life. At this time of writing this book review, after six years Steve Jobs passed away, it seems we are not stuck on the same page and we were able to turn to the next page. There is Elon Musk that innovates in the transportation sector and almost all big companies have captured the sweet spot on bringing the best user interface within their services. Amazon and Google are creating the voice interface of the future with Amazon Alexa and Google Home respectively while Samsung is selling phones that are almost the same price of an iPhone. All companies learned their lessons and missed opportunities from Apple, a company that now holds 200 billion dollars as a cash reserve.

Steve Jobs vision of "It's more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy." never took hold worldwide until the times he passed away. After the 2008 economic crisis showed that there was nothing safe to invest to make money, the startup mentality skyrocketed. We take it for granted today, but nobody realizes still that Apple was one of the most prominent companies at that time that tried to think differently from the rest. In addition, more companies that exist today are more product based as they are run under a subscription model. In the past, the low level of competition made it easy for companies to sell products with high-profit margins (think IBM and Coca-Cola). As the rise of entrepreneurship surged over the years, it was more challenging to thrive in this ecosystem, requiring companies to shift their mindset on being more agile and nimble to new circumstances. Most of the part of this book describes how Steve Jobs was challenged to embrace the culture "Pirates! Not the Navy" under the early days in his Macintosh division and when he came back to Apple as interim CEO twelve years later after he was fired.

The other half part of the book discusses how Steve Jobs was able to bring the right people that could innovate by their own two feet while being committed to the vision of the company. If you look at Steve interviews or Steve presentations of rolling up a new product, it is hard to not give credit of his passion of the products he invented and genuinely loves by doing whatever it takes to convince others that it will make their life easier. The book describes in detail the different ways he was able to persuade different people to join his company by sharing his vision. I have to say, vision is so important, many companies forget it so much these days, it is one of the main reasons people feel lost in direction of what they are doing, leaving the company having a high turn over rate. The book describes also the different tactics Steve tried to find whether employees were committed to the company. If people did not take blame for their mistakes or were not excited after a brief discussion about the vision or did not show their commitment to the company with their actions (i.e. Bringing a Dell computer in an interview), they were immediately disqualified as potential candidates that could contribute to the innovative efforts of the company. Even after being aboard as a member of the team, Steve was very picky and strict on how the end product should be delivered to his staff. He would insult anybody and just by the looks from today's standards, he would have been placed in the hall of shame (In the book Feedback Revolution by Peter McLaughlin, it places Steve Jobs as the "bad" role model on providing feedback to others). Yes, it is true, that Steve Jobs gave feedback in a way that could felt abusive if taken in the wrong context. The truth about Steve is that he really cared about the product so much that it almost looked like his survival depended on it, almost like being an obsession. As Jay Eliot mentions in the book, although he looked strong outside, deep inside he could sob privately from the most of his frustrations. Instead of being Van Gogh where he felt his ideas were ones that would be rejected by the world, Steve wanted them to embrace them to the world while he lived as if his last day was tomorrow. That is the thing about being a Controversial figure: You become a lunatic if what you are obsessed does not add value to our world, but a genius if it adds value to our world. He was controversial for throwing people jumping from a naval ship to a pirate ship, but little did they know at that time that the navy was sinking already and the pirates already found new treasures to explore.

Other than the content of the book, it is very well organized and easy to read. It also tries extensively to compare Apple with other companies at that time, such as IBM and Sony.

In today's world, we have different problems than the ones that we have from the past and they may not all be solved in a Steve Jobs way. If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. However, it definitely gives us a template of how to embrace our passion so we can address by our own context the problems that we are facing today.
Steve Jobs 8 x 10 * 8x10 GLOSSY Photo Picture
Steve Jobs 8 x 10 * 8x10 GLOSSY Photo Picture
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Focus On: 30 Most Popular Space Advocates: Elon Musk, John F. Kennedy, Tom Hanks, Bill Nye, Richard Branson, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Wernher von Braun, Lance Bass, Michio Kaku, Walter Cronkite, etc.
Focus On: 30 Most Popular Space Advocates: Elon Musk, John F. Kennedy, Tom Hanks, Bill Nye, Richard Branson, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Wernher von Braun, Lance Bass, Michio Kaku, Walter Cronkite, etc.
Focus On: 30 Most Popular Space Advocates: Elon Musk, John F. Kennedy, Tom Hanks, Bill Nye, Richard Branson, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Wernher von Braun, Lance Bass, Michio Kaku, Walter Cronkite, etc. by Wikipedia contributors. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with null ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Elon Musk" category.
Think Like Elon Musk: Part 1
Think Like Elon Musk: Part 1
I would say this book has something special. Maybe because the author is not a professional writer, the book consists of many facts and examples from a real-life and it definitely contains less water. I got some inspiration, learned something new and I believe it was worth the time I spent reading it
Réussir.... et après (Non Fiction) (French Edition)
Réussir.... et après (Non Fiction) (French Edition)
Ce livre est intéressant. Il est écrit par Branson lui-même donc à priori il ne parle que de ce qui l'intéresse. Il est de parti pris. Mais on apprend son parcours passionnant pour quelqu'un qui n'a pas fait d'études. beaucoup de répétition .
Il vaut mieux acheter sa biographie écrite par un auteur neutre.
The Four Sacred Secrets: For Love and Prosperity, a Guide to Living in a Beautiful State
The Four Sacred Secrets: For Love and Prosperity, a Guide to Living in a Beautiful State
This is probably the most powerful and profound set of teachings that I have come in touch with.

I realized that what's challenging in my life are not the problems around me, but rather my inner-suffering. Learning how to dissolve my suffering and experiencing a beautiful state has been a gift of a life time.

But Preethaji & Krishnaji didn't stop there and shared the teaching related to the 'Right Spiritual Action'.

Other self-help books have a one-size fits all type of approach: they tend to give us strategies, specific models and directions, and advice on what to do in a specific situation or when a particular problem arises. But Preethaji & Krishnaji go beyond strategies and share with us how to make decisions from a beautiful state and how that creates lack of inner-conflict and a boost in creativity that we otherwise would not be able to access. A whole new way of looking at problem solving and at making choices! The implications that this can have in our life and businesses are enormous.

We have already bought the book for our teams and will soon have sessions on how to implement these teachings and meditations in our day to day business. Our first step will be starting our work day with the Soul Synch Meditation, collectively focusing on a specific goal. Having everyone starting their day in a beautiful state, and making decisions from a beautiful state will transform our work environment, productivity and results! And make everyone around us more fulfilled and happier individuals and that is priceless.
Larry Page (Tech Icons)
Larry Page (Tech Icons)
Larry Page (Tech Icons) by Sara Green. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with null ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Larry Page" category.
Louis: Best of Louis Armstrong
Louis: Best of Louis Armstrong
This was a present for my husband and he loves it! Great quality and enjoyable listening, I would recommend this double CD to all Louis Armstrong fans and even to those who are not quite sure 'cos they'll love it! It's a Wonderfull World - YEH!!!!! :-)
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien (2012-08-14)
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien (2012-08-14)
Great quality book! I purchased the "paperback" version and what I got was not at all paperback - WHICH IS A GOOD THING! The cover is a quality felt-like (fake) leather of some kind and will do well to keep the book in excellent condition for many years to come; which is perfect for people like who want to keep Tolkien's magnum opus forever.
Hector's Inheritance, Or, the Boys of Smith Institute
Hector's Inheritance, Or, the Boys of Smith Institute
Hector Roscoe was 15yrs old, he lived with his guardian Uncle Allan Roscoe and his son Guy, Hector had a very wealthy estate given to him after the death of his father, there had been an argument that day with Guy who had taken Hector's buggy without permission, there was a fight and Guy was beaten, Hector is sent for by his uncle and is told he is not the true owner of the estate as he was not his father's son but an orphan, his father he is told took the son of a dying boarding house lady as his own and was adopted, because there was no will his uncle claimed all the estate

Hector was to be sent to a boarding school in Smithfield under a Mr Socrates Smith who was told to treat Hector harshly, His uncle and Guy had never liked him and were glad to get rid of him, Hector did not believe he was an orphan, there was much doubt as to the qualifications of Mr Smith who ran the school, the pupils ranged from 10yrs to 19yrs, the oldest is Jim the nephew of Mr Smith, he was lucky though to have a very good teacher, although poorly paid, in Mr Crabb, the food at the school was terrible

Jim attacks Hector, he is used to bullying all the younger boys but Hector gives him a beating, Jim tells his uncle, a new boy starts and Hector makes him his friend, Jim trys to bully the boy but Hector comes along and gives him another beating, Jim swears revenge, Jim steals Mr Smiths wallet and puts it, after taking out 5 dollars, into Hector's spare trousers pocket unaware he is being watched by another boy Platt, Mr Smith tells the whole school that Hector is a thief and tells his uncle, Platt tells Mr Smith who took the wallet but Mr Smith sides with his nephew, Jim tries to get his own back on Platt with Wilkins when they were on their own, Mr Crabb stops it and after Jim tells Mr Smith that Crabb attacked him he is sacked

Hector manages to find Mr Crabb a job teaching a friend of his in New York and goes along with him, there is an incident here where Platt and Wilkins are accused of taking the 5 dollars, Platt and Wilkins fathers and the same for two other boys withdraw them from the school, Walter Boss a boy the same age as Hector meets them from the train, he is the boy to be tutored, on reaching his home he tells Mr Boss his story, out exploring the city he comes across a young boot black who was the son of the gardener from his estate, he says he got into a fight with Guy and when his father would not whip him was sacked, on walking home a young girl runs into the road and is about to be run over, Hector saves her just in time, an old man nearby is impressed and promises to find him a job

The young girls name was Gracie Newman and her father wrote to Hector and asked him to come and see him, he tells him his story, Newman asks him to go to California he wants him to go and bring his nephew Gregory back, Gregory had got in bad company and stolen from his uncle, but his uncle had forgave him, while he was there he was to go to Sacramento and ask about his parents, on the voyage he meets a clergyman who was there in 1855 and promised to find out what he could, Hector spots Gregory who is in a bad state but he agrees to come home, in Sacramento the clergyman tells him he was baptized at that church and he was given the names of the minister and the landlady they stayed with, in who's house he was born

He gained statements from the two and gave them to a lawyer, on walking home one evening Hector and Gregory are shot at on chasing the man they find he was hired by his Uncle Roscoe to kill him and was paid a thousand dollars, you will need to read on to find out if Hector managed to prove his inheritance, what happened to Uncle Roscoe and his son Guy, what about Jim the bully what became of him, did Larry the boot blacks father get his job back and how did Larry himself do, what about our scholar Mr Crabb what was his future and the final twist what happened to Mr Smiths school

A nice long read, one of Horatio Alger's better books, a good read and its free
The Daybreakers and Sackett (2-Book Bundle) (Sacketts)
The Daybreakers and Sackett (2-Book Bundle) (Sacketts)
It's nice to get these two books together in one collection for the same price as you would pay for each title individually in the Amazon Kindle store.

Louis L'Amour was not one of the most technical or long-winded writers, he was short, succinct, and to the point and had a way that grabs you into the story immediately. The descriptions of the scenery, events, people, and situations made you feel as if you were right there living it side-by-side with his characters.

With The Daybreakers and Sackett, you have the classic Louis L'Amour situations with the good guy fighting the bad guy, a life-threatening conflict, the good guy wins and gets the girl, with the added bonus of having two books in L'Amour's Sackett series of books.

As I type this review, this combination of two stories is priced at $5.99, compared to $5.99 each for The Daybreakers and Sackett as standalone Kindle books: the $5.99 for both is a good value vs. $12.98 individually - you'll get a lot more than $5.99 of entertainment out of these!
Harry Potter Golden Snitch Keychain – Quidditch Snitch with Movable Wings for Keychains, Zippers, Backpacks – Harry Potter Gifts, Accessories, Merch, Party Favors by PMI, 4.3x1.2 in.
Harry Potter Golden Snitch Keychain – Quidditch Snitch with Movable Wings for Keychains, Zippers, Backpacks – Harry Potter Gifts, Accessories, Merch, Party Favors by PMI, 4.3x1.2 in.
I got this for my Harry Potter obsessed 11 year old and was blown away by it’s quality! At this price point I figured it would be flimsy and junk, but it’s exactly the opposite! It is very solid and great quality- I was surprised by how heavy it is. It came in a very neat little box that not only kept it safe but displays it nicely. When he took it out he discovered that the wings actually moved and he loved it even more. Now, both of my boys are fighting over it- I may just need to buy one more!
Ready Player One [Blu-ray] [2018]
Ready Player One [Blu-ray] [2018]
Das Jahr 2045: In den Großstädten der USA leben die Menschen nicht gerade unter idealen Bedingungen, etliche Stadtviertel gleichen Slums. Doch gibt es eine Möglichkeit, der Realität zu entfliehen: die Oasis. Dabei handelt es sich um eine virtuelle Welt, in der jeder, der sie per VR-Brille betritt, der oder das sei kann, was er möchte. Man kann Spielcasinos oder angesagte Clubs besuchen, Autorennen fahren oder sich auf "Planet Doom" gegenseitig über den Haufen ballern. In Erscheinung tritt man in dieser Welt als sein jeweiliger Avatar, echte Namen werden nicht benutzt. Zudem gibt es die Möglichkeit, sich Coins, eine virtuelle Währung, zu verdienen, mit denen sich in der Oasis alle möglichen Sachen kaufen lassen - aber ebenso kann man seine Coins verlieren.
Entwickelt wurde die Oasis von dem genialen, aber eigenbrötlerischen Spiele-Programmierer James Halliday (Mark Rylance), der im Jahr 2040 verstarb. Allerdings hat er irgendwo in der Oasis ein Easter Egg versteckt, und dessen Finder soll nicht nur Hallidays Vermögen, sondern auch die Kontrolle über die Oasis erhalten. Natürlich sind viele Spieler auf der Suche nach dem Easter Egg, doch bislang ist niemand auch nur in seine Nähe gekommen. Auch Wade (Tye Sheridan) und sein virtueller Kumpel Aech (Lena Waithe) sind auf der Suche danach, ebenso wie eine riesige Gruppe "Sechser", die für den Großkonzern IOI arbeiten. Dessen Leiter Nolan Sorrento (Ben Mendelsohn) ist besonders scharf auf die Oasis-Kontrolle und geht dafür über Leichen. Nachdem sich Wade, in der Online-Welt als Parzival bekannt, mit der Spielerin Art3mis (Olivia Cooke) in der Oasis angefreundet hat, gehen sie in Begleitung von Aech und einigen anderen Spielern auf Easter-Egg-Jagd - und Wade kann endlich den ersten Hinweis entschlüsseln. Das bekommt allerdings auch IOI mit...

Ready Player One ist ein Sci-Fi-Film von Steven Spielberg (Regie) aus dem Jahr 2018, das Drehbuch schrieben Ernest Cline und Zak Penn - Cline schrieb übrigens auch die Romanvorlage für den Film (die ich übrigens nicht kenne - anderenfalls wäre ich, wie das so oft ist, eventuell enttäuscht von der Umsetzung). Und wenn auf diesem der große Name Spielberg steht, dann darf man erwarten, dass es kein völliger Schrott ist. Ist Ready Player One natürlich auch nicht: Klar, in erster Linie bekommt man Popcorn-Kino, aber eben von der besseren Art. Die Story ist nicht zu komplex, bietet aber gerade so noch genug Tiefgang, die Figuren sind gut geschrieben und werden von den Darstellern ebenso gut verkörpert. Der Film hat Action, Witz, Spannung - und ein interessantes Setting. Dieses strotzt nur so vor Elementen aus der Popkultur der späten 1970er bis 2000er Jahre (am meisten sind die 80er vertreten), man kann fast in jeder Szene mal mehr, mal weniger genau hinschauen, irgendwas findet man vom DeLorean aus Back to the Future über die Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles bis zu Figuren aus den Spielen Halo und Overwatch immer. Und ohne spoliern zu wollen: Ein echter Höhepunkt des Films ist der Shining-Abschnitt - mehr verrate ich nicht.
All das zusammen sorgt dafür, dass der Film trotz seiner langen Laufzeit von über zwei Stunden niemals langweilig wird. Vor allem gegen Ende hin wird's in Sachen Wade und Samantha/Art3mis zwar etwas schnulzig, aber das lässt sich verschmerzen. Natürlich könnte man sagen, dass Ready Player One bis auf die ganze Popkultur-Nostalgie wenig zu bieten habe, aber das würde der Sache nicht gerecht werde, wie ich finde. Insgesamt gefällt mir der Film wirklich gut, die Blu-ray bietet zudem noch jede Menge Bonusmaterial - da sage ich nicht Nein.
Amarelli Regaliz - Assabesi - Caramelos De Regaliz Con Anís - 100 gr
Amarelli Regaliz - Assabesi - Caramelos De Regaliz Con Anís - 100 gr
I first met these lovely soft liquorice gums while travelling in Italy and I'm thrilled that Amazon is finally selling them - shipping costs from mainland EU have always been a sticking point!

Aniseed and liquorice are for me a match made in heaven, evidently somewhere in Italy! The sweets are soft, and so flavoursome that you don't have to do anything other than let them stay in the mouth and do their magic. I never feel tempted to actually "eat" them, I just enjoy the flavour lingering there until they finally vanish. If there has to be a complaint about these, it's that there are never enough in a box.

Amarelli also do many other sorts of liquorice, most of which I really like. They can all be a bit intense, and they are often hard sorts of liquorice - if those two things have put you off from the brand in the past, perhaps these less intense and softer gums will win you back.

They come wrapped in plastic in the box, and once you open the bag inside they will begin to harden and dry out, but it takes a while, so there's no panic to get them all wolfed down.
Note D'Espresso - Cápsulas de menta poleo exclusivamente compatibles con cafeteras Nespresso*, 2 g (caja de 40 unidades)
Note D'Espresso - Cápsulas de menta poleo exclusivamente compatibles con cafeteras Nespresso*, 2 g (caja de 40 unidades)
Stay well away from this product and never use any of their capsules. After using these pods I noticed that there was a large amount of the liquid ending up in the container that holds the empty pods. It looked like most of the liquid was going in the container and not the cup. At first, it was only happening with their pods but then I noticed that I was having the same problem with all my official Nespresso pods. I called Nespresso to inform them and they walked me through a few steps to try to resolve the problem. It did not fix the problem and they said the seals must have come loose. I bought a replacement Sage Creatista Plus Stainless Steel for £449 as It was going to take up to 5 weeks to fix and get back to me. This is the first and last time I will use this product. My machine was just under 2 years old and is under warranty. I also gave some of these pods to my sister and now her Nespresso machine has the same problem. So its ruined 3 expensive Machines! I used a different brand for the of hot chocolate before for almost 2 years before lockdown but decided to try this one. I wanted to use up the pods I had left on my new machine but after using 6 of these pods my brand new machine is now leaking into the container when I use Nespresso pods. So basically their pods have ruined 3 machines, my new one and the old one and my sisters. Just threw away 4 boxes of Hot Chocolate pods. STAY AWAY FROM THIS BRAND!!!!!!!!

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