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Beginning Node.js
Beginning Node.js
Beginning Node.js by Basarat Syed. Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars, with 42 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
JavaScript for Beginners (Step-by-step)
JavaScript for Beginners (Step-by-step)
JavaScript for Beginners (Step-by-step) by QuanTech Publishing. Rated 2 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Thinking in CSS
Thinking in CSS
Thinking in CSS by Aravind Shenoy. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars, with 80 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the css category.
The Well-Grounded Rubyist
The Well-Grounded Rubyist
The Well-Grounded Rubyist by David A. Black and Joseph Leo III. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 16 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the ruby on rails category.
MySQL: Learn By Coding
MySQL: Learn By Coding
MySQL: Learn By Coding by Scott Hughes. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
The Call of the Cthulhu
The Call of the Cthulhu
The Call of the Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 15 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Be My Reason
Be My Reason
Be My Reason by Samantha Christy. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 362 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
The Blessing
The Blessing
The Blessing by Jude Deveraux. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 96 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Run Away with Me
Run Away with Me
Run Away with Me by Mila Gray. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 29 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Camino Island: A Novel
Camino Island: A Novel
Camino Island: A Novel by John Grisham. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 9185 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
The Brethren And A Painted House
The Brethren And A Painted House
The Brethren And A Painted House by John. Grisham. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 4 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Reloaded
Reloaded
Reloaded by Chris Ryan. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 94 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Brief Answers to the Big Questions
Brief Answers to the Big Questions
Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking, Eddie Redmayne - foreword, et al.. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 690 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
20th Century Ghosts
20th Century Ghosts
20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill, David LeDoux, et al.. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 687 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Test-Driven iOS Development with Swift
Test-Driven iOS Development with Swift
Test-Driven iOS Development with Swift by Dr. Dominik Hauser. Rated 3.9 out of 5 stars, with 10 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Swift programming category.
Web Address Password Book
Web Address Password Book
Web Address Password Book by Dawn Scala. Rated 3 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Scala programming category.
Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries
Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries
Every so often I come across a book that I know as I'm reading it that my perspective is changing and my horizons are broadening. "Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries" is one such book. From the outset, Safi Bahcall grabs the reader's attention and keeps it with examples from history of what he's going to explain, setting it up to be understood thoroughly. He talks about lessons learned in wartime as well as from Polaroid and space exploration, among other periods and events. There's a lot I could say about this book, but to keep it simple I'll anchor my comments to a few of the many key terms the writer discusses.

To begin, there's the important distinction to be made between a franchise and what Bahcall refers to as a 'loonshot.'

Franchise: The subsequent iterations or updated versions of an original product or service.
Examples provided include each new version of the iPhone and the 26th James Bond Movie. I also relate this to a phenomenon I noticed many years ago among fast food restaurants, where new items on the menu are often just reformulations of existing menu items. A prime example is the 'KFC Famous Bowl,' which marketing now refers to as a 'classic.' Ever since first time it went on sale, not long enough ago to count as a 'classic' by any normal measure, I've seen it as the company just phoning it in. Innovation is too risky, and they already have the ingredients, so they just toss it all in a bowl and sell it.

Loonshot: A neglected project, widely dismissed, its champion written off as unhinged.
A loonshot is risky, because it's based on an idea that established 'experts' generally consider unfeasible and unfundable. Radar is a famous example of a technology that was roundly rejected by military brass and bureaucrats until it was almost too late. Another is statins, the first of which faced a difficult road to success and acceptance.

False Fail: When a valid hypothesis yields a negative result in an experiment because of a flaw in the design of the experiment.
Sometimes the test is the problem. When Akira Endo was testing a drug to see if it would lower cholesterol, the tests failed. He was testing on rats, which were later discovered to have low levels of LDL (aka 'bad cholesterol'). When he tested on chickens, which have high levels of LDL, the results were spectacular. Eventually, statins resulted, and people were provided a pharmacological solution to high cholesterol. This almost didn't happen, because Endo's research had repeatedly faced setbacks and failures. It was only through luck and his determination to see it through that we now have this option for treatment.

Phases of organization: When an organization is considered as a complex system, we can expect that system to exhibit phases and phase transitions — for instance, between a phase that encourages a focus on loonshots and a phase that encourages a focus on careers.
This part about organizational phases was an eye-opener for me. I've heard various executives over the years complain about the lack of innovation in major corporations generally, and I've always attributed it to the size of such companies making them slow-moving. While that may still be part of it, I now see how managers at various levels act in the interest of their careers over the chance at a breakthrough success. Loonshots are often ugly babies, easily dismissed and lethal to careers if they face failure. Bahcall tells the reader about his observation that loonshots experience three deaths before possibly reaching success, which translates to three failures. Some take years, even decades to see through all the way, and many don't come back from a single death. With them can go any respect or credibility previously accorded their backer(s), making it better to be the person who poo-poos novel ideas in meetings. In career terms, it's the safer route.

To this and more Safi Bahcall offers a handful of solutions and strategies that can foster loonshots, but to get those you'll just have to read the book for yourself.
O, The Oprah Magazine Cookbook
O, The Oprah Magazine Cookbook
This is a beautifully written and photographed cookbook. All of the recipes are from chefs, some famous in their own right, but all published at some point in Oprah's magazine. There are 290 pages, filled with 175 recipes. The recipes are each represented by the chef's name. They look so good. Please do not read this book while hungry it will drive you to distraction.

Oprah gives us her reasons for publishing these recipes in the opening pages. She tells us of her own cooking/baking expertise. She gives us a little insight into the recipes. Of note, many of these recipes have been seen elsewhere in other books, but these chefs give a little different twist. If I could, I would try everyone of these recipes.

This cookbook has Colin Cowie talking about appetizers and salads. And then, that chapter is filled with recipes.
Next, comes cocktails & beverages, such as lemon thyme martinis.
Soup and sandwiches
Meat
Poultry
Fish & seafood
Vegetable side dishes
Potatoes, pastas and grains
Sauces, condiments and dressings
Biscuits, breads, and muffins
Desserts

Also included are suggestions for pairings wines and foods, holidays foods, snacks etc.
There is a complete list of contributing chefs.

At the beginning of each chapter, a celebrated chef discusses their way of thinking about food, how they cook, and what food means to them. This is a cookbook lover and collector's delight. I would add it to everyone's library.

Recommended. prisrob 05-14-14
American Icon Henry Ford: The Hidden History
American Icon Henry Ford: The Hidden History
American Icon Henry Ford: The Hidden History by Henry Ford, Geoffrey Giuliano, et al.. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with null ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Henry Ford" category.
TeeShirtPalace Donald Trump President Vintage USA Vintage Flag T-Shirt
TeeShirtPalace Donald Trump President Vintage USA Vintage Flag T-Shirt
This seller and product are a joke, DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY YOU WILL JUST GET SCAMMED. Bought the shirt and paid a little over $10. I received the shirt and it was a large, but fit more like a small. Skin tight and uncomfortable. Too short, quality was horrendous. My child could have cut out the letters and design better than this joke of a shirt. Since when does the flag have 15 stars? The stars section and the letter P are where the horrible quality stands out mostly. See the pictures provided. Asked for a refund, was approved for only $5 back! Then the seller tries to make ME pay for return shipping!! Would cost more than that to ship it back! Filed a claim through amazon, don’t waste your time or money! Included a picture of the listing and even a grainy screen shot the quality looks better than the actual shirt.
QUILTS From The Henry Ford (Fons & Porter)
QUILTS From The Henry Ford (Fons & Porter)
I purchased this book as a gift for my mother, who is a quilter, and she was really impressed with the content and layout of the book. It contains pictures, obviously, but also quilt patterns and history. Great gift for any quilter.
Donald Trump President Vintage USA Vintage Flag T-Shirt Black Medium
Donald Trump President Vintage USA Vintage Flag T-Shirt Black Medium
I wore this shirt on the 4th of July mentally preparing myself for some liberal hate, but instead I received numerous “Great shirt!” comments, a couple of thumbs up, and even a “Trump’s the best!” remark. It reminded me that there’s a reason Trump won the election because no matter how loud his critics are, his silent supporters are actually more numerous...and those are the people who chose to speak up that day.

In regards to the shirt itself, it fits as I expected. It seems to be made of quality material. I have no complaints, only a fondness for the positivity I received while wearing it.
Universal Affect - Collection of 6 Different - Donald Trump Removable Bumper Stickers - Keep America Great! - Made in The USA - UV Resistant - Bonus Free 2020 Trump Re-Election Bill - Set # 2
Universal Affect - Collection of 6 Different - Donald Trump Removable Bumper Stickers - Keep America Great! - Made in The USA - UV Resistant - Bonus Free 2020 Trump Re-Election Bill - Set # 2
Universal Affect - Collection of 6 Different - Donald Trump Removable Bumper Stickers - Keep America Great! - Made in The USA - UV Resistant - Bonus Free 2020 Trump Re-Election Bill - Set # 2 by undefined. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Donald Trump" category.
Larry Page Quotes 2 - Canvas Art Print
Larry Page Quotes 2 - Canvas Art Print
Larry Page Quotes 2 - Canvas Art Print by undefined. Rated 99 out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Larry Page" category.
BCBGeneration Women's Sleeveless Ruffle Dress
BCBGeneration Women's Sleeveless Ruffle Dress
La marca es muy buena definitivamente vale la pena cachar una oferta. He comprado varias vestidos de esta marca y todos han llegado en excelentes condiciones, sin embargo algo importante de comentar es que debido a que las prendas vienen de EU regularmente las tallas son más grandes, en mi caso adquirí XS cuándo en México compro S.
Radigan and North to the Rails (2-Book Bundle)
Radigan and North to the Rails (2-Book Bundle)
RADIGAN + NORTH TO THE RAILS Louis L'Amour Kindle 2 Book Bundle

RADIGAN 1958

Angelina Foley drives a herd of 3000 head of cattle up from Texas and presents Tom Radigan with a Spanish grant and claims ownership of his land, with an outfit of hardcase gunfighters, and winter coming on, she is unwilling to take no for an answer and is willing to go to any extreem to occupy his spread even if it means killing Radigan. But Tom Radigan is not the kind to give up without a fight even if he has to stand alone against Foley's hardcases.

NORTH TO THE RAILS 1971

Tom Chantry came from the East to buy cattle. He came to get his steers to the railroad, not to kill. He was a peaceable man, and when French Williams and the local outlaws mistook him for a victim, he tried to walk away, but found that in doing so he was branded a coward and was shunned even by the crew that he had employed to drive his cattle. Although written several years earlier this novel became the sequel to 'BORDEN CHANTRY' 1977 which tells the story of Tom's father.

I have always been a great fan of western novels since I started reading them as a boy in the early fifties and over the years have amassed a large collection of over 2000 mainly paperback copies some of which I am now replacing with Kindle Editions as moving from a large house to a centre city apartment means a reduction of several hundred feet of shelving. This re-organisation has also given me the chance to revisit books that I have not read for a while.

Louis L'Amour is in my opinion not only one of the most prolific but undisputedly the best writer of western fiction of the latter half of the 20th. Century and his work always hits the target for me; they are well written, they have excellent storylines, well filled out characters and above all are very 'readable'; the sort of book that stays on your bookshelf and will get revisited over and over through the years. I have probably read and re-read my favourites at least six or eight times during the past 60 years or so.

Two excellent stories and a bargain as a double Kindle pack.

The Kindle Edition: Professionally formatted e-book. 5/5
Touch the Wind
Touch the Wind
This is one of those romances that will have you biting down on your fingers in suspense and swinging your legs , squealing because of the sultry love interactions between the two characters. I've read this one at least five times. Every time I read it, it gets better and better. Read it! You won't be sorry.
Hallmark Christmas Ornament Dobby Harry Potter
Hallmark Christmas Ornament Dobby Harry Potter
My fiancé and I are obsessed with Harry Potter and decided to decorate our Christmas tree this year with all Harry Potter ornaments. It truly looks like a little Dobby and is so cute! The color in the picture isn't as accurate as the product itself in person, the color is more of a brighter pink. It is a bit on the heavier side, but we have a fake tree so for all of those people out there who are going to purchase this, I suggest keeping it on a sturdier branch so it doesn't fall and break. Overall a great product, we weren't let down!
Lewis N. Clark Travel Sentry TSA-Approved Luggage Lock, Large 3 Dial Combination with Easy Read Dials - Blue
Lewis N. Clark Travel Sentry TSA-Approved Luggage Lock, Large 3 Dial Combination with Easy Read Dials - Blue
I bought two of these to lock a carrying case for my handgun when I flew to Texas. They are relatively durable, and TSA was able to open the lock as per normal to inspect my firearm (and all checked out fine). Depending on your airport, they may just have you open it, which is what happened on my return flight.

They are also good for suitcases because TSA can open the lock if they want to look inside. The thing to keep in mind is, this particular model is not very big so someone could clip the lock right off if they wanted to. Also, people have been known to get their hands on the TSA keys so non-TSA could unlock it. I would only depend on this for the purposes of flying. If you are locking something that would support a thicker lock, then you should get a thicker lock. The carrying case I mentioned before needed one about this size so it fit the bill.
Large Balls for Toddlers and Kids - Fun Set of 3 Sports Balls in Convenient Storage and Carry Bag - Includes 5" Baseball, 5" Soccer Ball, 8" Football - Perfect for Outdoor and Indoor Safe Play
Large Balls for Toddlers and Kids - Fun Set of 3 Sports Balls in Convenient Storage and Carry Bag - Includes 5" Baseball, 5" Soccer Ball, 8" Football - Perfect for Outdoor and Indoor Safe Play
These are cheap and easily fall apart. I got them for my dogs because I figured something for a toddler would be able to withstand a dog running around with it outside. We had them less than a day and I noticed they were coming apart when my dogs bite down to pick them up and they left white residue (Paint) on theIr noses.
Colors Don't Run Eagle Handle Walking Cane with Inlaid Ovangkol Shaft and Silver Collar
Colors Don't Run Eagle Handle Walking Cane with Inlaid Ovangkol Shaft and Silver Collar
I obtained my original Eagle Handle about 10 years ago and it served me well. Recently, I was shopping in a hardware store and, with my back turned, my eagle disappeared from my shopping cart into the hands of someone whom I hope will find it as good a friend as I did. Much checking back with the store yielded nothing.

My replacement is freshly new and without the many dings the old one acquired. It won't take rides in shopping carts, however.
Ashler Soft Fox Faux Fur Chair Couch Cover Area Rug for Bedroom Floor Sofa Living Room Green White 2 x 6 Feet
Ashler Soft Fox Faux Fur Chair Couch Cover Area Rug for Bedroom Floor Sofa Living Room Green White 2 x 6 Feet
This is very soft bought for a new look in the living room. It is more of a creamy soft white with a warm brown. I also ordered the smaller ones for my kitchen and doorways. Hope they are as nice as the 3/5. It could be thicker but so soft and lush. It has a nice backing that I will not worry about putting on my wood floors. Definitely worth the price. Btw I usually do not leave feedback but these little rugs are worth the money.
nguan Pronto, Star de polvo de anís molido, 1,59 oz
nguan Pronto, Star de polvo de anís molido, 1,59 oz
I use this spice on ham, adds a little sweetness for flavor. You can purchase it in a star shape or grounds. I have the stars and use them from time to time, but I prefer to use the ground. You can add it to soups, stews, meats, etc. I also use it with some ground up cinnamon sticks for toppings on toast or with bananas – yum! Add it to your collection of spices and try it with various foods!

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