Wie man die unsichtbaren Kräfte überwindet, die echter Inspiration im Wege stehen
Author: Ed Catmull,Amy Wallace
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
Category: Business & Economics
Für jedes Unternehmen stehen Innovation und Kreativität ganz oben auf der Wunschliste. Doch nur wenige schaffen es, immer wieder Neues zu entwickeln. Pixar ist eines dieser Unternehmen. Die Pixar Animation Studios schreiben seit über 25 Jahren Erfolgsgeschichte mit Blockbustern wie "Toy Story", "Findet Nemo", "Cars" und vielen mehr. Ed Catmull, einer der Gründer von Pixar, gibt in seinem Buch tiefe Einblicke in die Unternehmensführung und das Management dieses außergewöhnlichen Unternehmens. Er zeigt, wie man mit Unsicherheit umgeht, zerstörerische Kräfte überwindet – und warum man viel mehr erreicht, wenn man den Mitarbeitern Freiheit gibt, statt sie zu kontrollieren.
The Curse of the Templars
Author: Claire Ashgrove
Immortal Trust is the third book in Claire Ashgrove's exciting series about sexy Knights Templar and the modern women they will do anything to protect. When archaeologist Chloe Broussard accepts the contract to lead a dig in Ornes, France, she has no idea she will uncover the Veil of Veronica. When she does, she discovers a danger far greater than the demonic presence stalking her at night. Azazel wants her, as well as the Veronica, and his chosen minion is her brother. Her hope lies with immortal Templar Knight Lucan. Her life depends on oaths she knows nothing about. For countless centuries, Lucan of Seacourt has lived with the knowledge that his brother killed their family. Now, as Azazel's darkness eats away at his soul, old betrayal stirs suspicion. He trusts no one. Not even the seraph who can heal his dying spirit. With the fate of the Almighty hanging in the balance, Lucan must find faith in something more terrifying than the dark lord's creations. He must learn to believe his heart. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
Stevens dient als Butler in Darlington Hall. Er sorgt für einen tadellosen Haushalt und ist die Verschwiegenheit in Person: Niemals würde er auch nur ein Wort über die merkwürdigen Vorgänge im Herrenhaus verlieren. Er stellt sein Leben voll und ganz in den Dienst seines Herrn. Auch die vorsichtigen Annäherungsversuche von Miss Kenton, der Haushälterin, weist er brüsk zurück. Viele Jahre lang lebt ergeben in seiner Welt, bis ihn eines Tages die Vergangenheit einholt. Das kritische Portrait einer von Klasse und Hierarchien geprägten Gesellschaft und eine bittersüße Liebesgeschichte, erzählt von einem, der seinen Stand nie hinterfragt und der nie auch nur geahnt hat, dass er liebte. Zum Literaturnobelpreis 2017 jetzt als bibliophlie Sonderausgabe.
San Quentin, the Mexican Mafia and the Chicano Movement
Author: Ted Davidson
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This memoir describes the many unexpected things that occurred during Ted Davidson's unique research among Chicano prisoners at San Quentin Prison and in the Chicano movement in California, from 1966 until 1997. www.danger-trust.com. He reached the depths of the prisoners' own illegal culture via the secretive deadly if crossed Mexican Mafia.A very few highlights during those 31 years: Ted was kicked out of San Quentin by prison administrators for revealing staff secrets to the media. He was repeatedly set up by undercover FBI agent provocateurs posing as students, who tried to provoke him into doing things he would never imagine doing. Ted was fired from Cabrillo College for criticizing California Department of Corrections and protesting the U.S. bombing of Cambodia. He wrote a popular ethnography, Chicano Prisoners: The Key to San Quentin--in print from 1974 until 2002. Ted lived under a death threat against him and his family for six weeks. He cut his San Quentin and Chicano ties in 1979. Still, in 1997, Ted wisely refused to testify in a case against 12 Mexican Mafia members who were convicted by the U.S. government of racketeering, conspiracy, murder and extortion.
Author: Jason S. Litz
Publisher: Jason S. Litz
One selfless act, one naïve decision, so innocent in the making, so condemning in effect, how foolish John had been not to expect trouble to follow. Murder or self-defense, what did it matter? One man was dead and another wanted revenge. Having grown up with a silver spoon in his mouth, John is a young man who sets out on an adventure of self-discovery. His confidence is on the rise until a single failure in judgment sends him fleeing for his life. Wanted for murder, John’s flight carries him throughout a nation broken by war and stitched together by the transcontinental railroad. Along the way he encounters an array of colorful characters. Friend or enemy, mentor or tormentor, each will have a profound impact on John and his fate. Hounded by a mercenary posse, John must remain a step ahead to survive while waiting for a resolution he fears will never come.
Author: Alexander E. Hooke,Wolfgang Walter Fuchs
Publisher: Lexington Books
Encounters with Alphonso Lingis is the first extensive study of this American philosopher who is gaining an international reputation to augment his national one. The distinguished contributors to this volume address most of the central themes found in Lingis's writings—including singularity and otherness, death and eroticism, emotions and rationality, embodiment and the face, excess and the sacred. The book closes with a new essay by Lingis himself.
Trump im Weißen Haus
Author: Bob Woodward
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
Category: Political Science
Bob Woodward, die Ikone des investigativen Journalismus in den USA, hat alle amerikanischen Präsidenten aus nächster Nähe beobachtet. Nun nimmt er sich den derzeitigen Präsidenten vor und enthüllt den erschütternden Zustand des Weißen Hauses unter Donald Trump. Woodward beschreibt, wie dieser Präsident Entscheidungen trifft, er berichtet von eskalierenden Debatten im Oval Office und in der Air Force One, dem volatilen Charakter Trumps und dessen Obsessionen und Komplexen. Woodwards Buch ist ein Dokument der Zeitgeschichte: Hunderte Stunden von Interviews mit direkt Beteiligten, Gesprächsprotokolle, Tagebücher, Notizen – auch von Trump selbst – bieten einen dramatischen Einblick in die Machtzentrale der westlichen Welt, in der vor allem eines herrscht: Furcht. Woodward ist das Porträt eines amtierenden amerikanischen Präsidenten gelungen, das es in dieser Genauigkeit noch nicht gegeben hat.
Author: Osita Ezenwanebe
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Performing Arts
The book, Plays One: Adaugo, Daring Destiny, Giddy Festival, The Dawn of Full Moon and Withered Thrust, is a compilation of plays by an African female Playwright, Osita Catherine Ezenwanebe Ph. D, an Associate Professor of dramatic Arts, University of Lagos Nigeria, a Visiting Professor and Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, Winston-Salem State University, North Carolina, USA. It is aimed at making the plays available to her foreign audience who learnt of the plays during her scholarly activities as a Senior Fulbright Visiting Professor in United States of America. The plays are African Total Theatre, a functional and multidimensional view of theatre employing mime, songs, dances, chants, rituals, dialogue, etc. to drive home the message. The plays cover her though about the symbiotic relationship between drama and society and capture the social upheavals in Africa and modern world in general. Her perspective is humanist with a special concern for women and youth. Withered Thrust (2007) captures the pervasiveness of corruption; a social epidemic in which the oppressed employ anarchic ways of survival and social crusaders are infested with the same contagion as those they avowedly oppose, making the future look very bleak. Giddy Festival (2009) extends the theme of social rot and moral decay by focusing on the moral bankruptcy of the ruling class and its consequent atrophy of spirit: the politicians are giddy in merriment, full of empty rhetoric, egotistic, morally perverse, ideologically bankrupt and administratively incompetent; the suffering masses adopt anarchic indifference as a shield, and the law is made to look as an ass, resulting in a high disregard of the dignity of the human person. The drum beats, heralding the joyous moment of the power bloc; simultaneously, disjointed bones are fall-offs from the drum beat of their merriment. What a giddy festival! The Dawn of Full Moon (2009) brings a light of hope in the state of woman in many societies of the world where they still labor under the yoke of oppression. The play celebrates the sanctity of womanhood by dramatizing the dark days of a helpless, less privileged teenage girl and her victorious triumph when she blossoms like the dazzling brightness of full moon; strong, forceful and irresistible. It is a play deliberately meant to instill hope and confidence in women and youths. The Dawn of Full Moon also recreates the revolutionary love necessary for sustaining communal ties and gender complementarity. 2. In Adaugo (2011) the playwright deconstructs the suppressive oppression of women embedded in the rigidity of traditional social roles of male breadwinning and female home keeping in modern world and presents it as a major source of crisis in gender relation. By making the female protagonist, Adaugo, excel in both roles at a time her husband could not perform his due to circumstances beyond his control, the playwright celebrates the strength of women and calls for a change in the conception of masculinity in the face of modern experiences. In all, the play upholds the complementarity of the sexes which the playwright sees as imperative for traditional family and communal life. 3. Daring Destiny is a play that advocates Spartan courage and tenacity of purpose as the surest means of achieving a desirable destiny. It dramatizes the fate of the youth in a state where years of misrule has given way to anarchy. Mindless politicians and vicious capitalists cripple the people to penury and turn the youth into expendable cannon folders thereby setting up frightening destiny as their future. The youth are urged to dare such destiny and never give in to despair.
Author: Michelle Styles
ORDERED TO THE VIKING'S BED! Feared warrior Brand Bjornson has finally got what he's striven for—lands of his own, granted to him by his king. But his new estate, Breckon, holds more than a few surprises—not least the intriguingly beautiful Edith, former Lady of Breckon. Proud Edith refuses to abandon her lands to the mercy of Viking invaders, and impressed by her courage, Brand agrees she can stay. He has one condition—that she should become his concubine!
Author: Richard Thrust
In "Confessions of an IT Guy" Big Dick, exposes the darkest and most hilarious anecdotes from his career as a computer contractor in London, England. This book is simply bigger than big, ruder than rude and more amazing than something amazing that happened on a very amazing day! In it Thrust will expose what the real IT crowd are like in your organisation. His anecdotes include: * The positive benefits of greasy balls, * The etiquette of passing a tip to a belly-dancing babe, * The reason why his pal has a large collection of photos of women's backs, * The real meaning of Edward Munch's picture "The Scream," * Plus much, much more. So fasten your seat belt and get ready for an outrageous roller coaster of a ride. A ride, that will bring you gales of laughter and make light of the crazy world of IT. Don't hate yourself for missing out - Order your copy today! WARNING: Contains material with strong language and adult themes!
Author: Larry May
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Are individuals responsible for the consequences of actions taken by their community? What about their community's inaction or its attitudes? In this innovative book, Larry May departs from the traditional Western view that moral responsibility is limited to the consequences of overt individual action. Drawing on the insights of Arendt, Jaspers, and Sartre, he argues that even when individuals are not direct participants, they share responsibility for various harms perpetrated by their communities.
Author: Victoria Ashley
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Category: Erotic stories
Two brothers and one girl. When two brothers are interested in the same girl things get really hot.
The Authority to Tax
Author: John Phillip Reid
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
This work addresses the central constitutional issues that divided the American colonists from their English legislators: the authority to tax, the authority to legislate, the security of rights, the nature of law, and the foundation of constitutional government in custom and contractarian theory.
Author: Sue Palmer,Pie Corbett
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
Sue Palmer and Pie Corbett are the best-known names in Primary Literacy. This book distils their vast experience, and the experience of five years of the Literacy Strategy. Enables the reader to discover 'how to really teach with what really works'.
First Report of Session 2007-08, Report, Together with Formal Minutes, Oral and Written Evidence
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Justice Committee
Publisher: The Stationery Office
Category: Political Science
This inquiry was prompted by the loss by HM Revenue & Customs, in November 2007, of two CDs containing personal and banking information belonging to all child benefit claimants. The Committee took evidence from Richard Thomas, the Information Commissioner, and David Smith, his deputy, about this case and the issue of protection of personal data held by Government and other agencies. The Committee concludes that there is evidence of a widespread problem within Government relating to establishing systems for data protection and operating them adequately. The Information Commissioner needs better funding and more powers to enable review of systems for data protection. There is a difficult balance to be struck between the advantages of wider exchange of personal data between Government departments and the protection of personal data. The Committee will return to this topic at a later date, after various inquiries put in train by the Government have reported.