CHARLIE WHISTLERS OMNIUM GATHERUM CAMPFIRE STORIES AND ADIRONDACK ADVENTURES

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Charlie Whistler S Omnium Gatherum

Author : Philip Delves Broughton
ISBN : 9780062431097
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In the tradition of The Dangerous Book for Boys, a visually dazzling compendium of practical knowledge, fascinating trivia, and worldly wisdom for young boys—designed as a charming and informal full-color family scrapbook treasured by generations of one family at their Adirondack summer camp. On a late summer afternoon, while rustling around in his family’s Adirondack cabin, a boy named Charlie Whistler finds a dusty cloth-bound scrapbook. It is the Omnium Gatherum, a colorful, illustrated grab bag of stories, arcana, and much more, faithfully collected over generations by Charlie’s father, grandfather, and generations of Whistlers before them. Its pages hold a universe of age-old wisdom, from the simple—how to tie a slipknot—to the esoteric—how to find your way in the forest, or predict the tides—to the exotic—how to understand simple phrases in dozens of languages. Charlie Whistler’s Omnium Gatherum is a delightful, ceaselessly readable, and unique gift book for boys of all ages: a nostalgic evocation of American childhood, a keepsake for modern fathers to hand down to their sons, and an irresistible, page-turning read for everyone who loves to lose themselves in the world of imagination.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Management Matters

Author : Philip Delves Broughton
ISBN : 9780273788645
Genre : Business & Economics
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How did Bill Clinton get his party to take him seriously again after the sex scandal story broke? Who was the manager behind Edmund Hillary’s ascent of Mount Everest? Why could taking a nap after lunch be your route to a more productive day? This engaging and entertaining book takes a fresh, honest approach and explores what it’s really like to be a manager. It addresses the kinds of issues managers face on a daily basis, from prioritising their time and balancing a team, to recruiting new staff and managing the numbers. Written by Philip Delves Broughton, FT journalist and bestselling author of What They Teach You at Harvard Business School, this book is jam packed with titillating case studies and anecdotes from the very best and worst managers, including everyone from Bill Clinton and Mark Zuckerberg to Alex Ferguson and Roger Federer. “for most of us, our days are more like splat-the-rat, flailing at problems as they emerge, hoping that one good wallop does the trick, but fearing that nothing is ever well and truly solved” Management Matters, Philip Delves-Broughton
Category: Business & Economics

How To Think Like An Entrepreneur The School Of Life

Author : The School of Life
ISBN : 9781743549346
Genre : Self-Help
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"The School of Life is dedicated to making our lives clearer, less puzzling and more enjoyable - by studying the big themes of life with the help of culture." Alain de Botton Having the drive, ambition and inspiration to start a new business takes a particular mindset - no wonder we regard successful entrepreneurs as modern-day magic-makers. But what if that spirit and drive were applied outside the world of business startups? An entrepreneur seeks to build something from nothing, to take an inspired idea and make it a reality. How to Think Like An Entrepreneur will explore what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur - the ability to disrupt the status quo, use design thinking to generate fresh perspectives, build resilience and leap forward from failure - and ultimately lead us to the heart of great entrepreneurial thinking; an understanding of our deepest human needs. By harnessing the passion, verve and blue-sky thinking of an entrepreneur, we'll consider how you can improve your business and also your life and relationships beyond.
Category: Self-Help

Why Boys Need Parents

Author : Alex Beckerman
ISBN : 9781452148076
Genre : Humor
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Boys will be boys. Unfortunately, they will also be arsonists, wrecking balls, flooders, and eight-limbed ninjas of destruction. It is their nature. With photos pulled from the 1950s on, this book celebrates the wacky, illogical, dangerous, and ridiculous things boys do. Parents everywhere will laugh in recognition at each bit of mischief and misadventure—all proof that boys really do need parents.
Category: Humor

What They Teach You At Harvard Business School

Author : Philip Delves Broughton
ISBN : 9780141931326
Genre : Business & Economics
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WITH NEW ANALYSIS OF HBS AND THE FINANCIAL CRISIS When Philip Delves Broughton abandoned his career as a successful journalist and enrolled in Harvard Business School's prestigious MBA course, he joined 900 other would-be tycoons in a cauldron of capitalism. Two years of Excel shortcuts and five hundred of HBS's notorious business case studies lay ahead of him, but he couldn't have told you what OCRA was, other than a vegetable, or whether discount department stores make more money than airlines. He did, however, know that HBS's alumni appeared to be taking over the world. The US president, the president of the World Bank, the US treasury secretary, the CEOs of General Electric, Goldman Sachs and Proctor & Gamble - all were bringing HBS experience to the way they ran their banks, businesses and even countries. And with the prospect of economic enlightenment before him, he decided to see for himself exactly what they teach you at Harvard Business School. Philip Delves Broughton's hilarious and enlightening account of his experiences within Harvard Business School's hallowed walls provides an extraordinary glimpse into a world of case study conundrums, guest lectures, Apprentice-style tasks, booze luging, burn-outs and high flyers. And with HBS alumni heading the very global governments, financial institutions and FTSE 500 companies whose reckless love of deregulation and debt got us into so much trouble, he discovers where HBS really adds value - and where it falls disturbingly short.
Category: Business & Economics

The Art Of The Sale

Author : Philip Delves Broughton
ISBN : 9780143122760
Genre : Business & Economics
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An analysis of the role of persuasion in everyday life and the qualities of effective salespeople traces the author's international travels to learn the art and science of selling, providing coverage of such topics as the importance of a good narrative, the cultural influence of sales and role of sales as social discourse. By the author of the best-selling Ahead of the Curve. 50,000 first printing.
Category: Business & Economics

Argos

Author : Ralph Hardy
ISBN : 9780062396808
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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From a compelling new voice in middle grade literature comes a reimagination of The Odyssey told from the point of view of Odysseus’s loyal dog. Argos is a thrilling tale of loyalty, determination, and adventure. For twenty years, the great hero Odysseus struggles to return to Ithaka. After ten years beneath the walls of Troy, he begins the long journey back home. He defeats monsters. He outsmarts the Cyclops. He battles the gods. He does whatever it takes to reunite with his family. And what of that family—his devoted wife, Penelope; his young son, Telemachos; his dog, Argos? For those twenty years, they wait, unsure whether they will ever see Odysseus again. But Argos has found a way to track his master. Any animal who sets foot or wing on Ithaka brings him news of Odysseus’s voyage—and what a voyage it is! These tales bring hope that one day his master will return. Meanwhile, Argos watches over his master’s family and protects them from the dangers that surround a throne without its king. This rousing story of devotion and determination is an original take on one of the most beloved myths of all time.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

New Nordic Colour

Author : Antonia af Petersens
ISBN : 1849758751
Genre : Design
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Scandinavian style has long been associated with light, clean-lined spaces or pared-down monochrome interiors. However, in recent years the colour palette has seen a dramatic shift away from pale, cool shades and dramatic, darker and more characterful hues have begun to appear in stylish Nordic homes. Why have the Scandinavians suddenly welcomed colour in this way and how is it being used? As well as discussing the theories behind this shift and analysis of the most popular colour schemes, in New Nordic Colour interiors writer Antonia af Petersen offers expert advice on choosing colour for your home. She goes on to visit 10 Nordic homes that are divided into three different types. Dark Eclectic schemes feature deep, intense hues: dusk blue, storm grey, forest green and indigo, all inspired by the more dramatic tones of the Nordic landscape. Bold Accents focuses on the details that stand out and add character – think deep red berry bushes or the russet tones of the northern birch forests in Fall. Finally, in Majestic Pastels Antonia provides a glimpse into interiors decorated in strong but subtle pastels for a remarkably modern effect. These unique Nordic homes all have one thing in common—plain white walls and monochrome palettes have been replaced with rich, complex, and vibrant hues.
Category: Design

Life S A Pitch

Author : Philip Delves Broughton
ISBN : 0241959993
Genre : Selling
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What are the selling secrets of Majid, Tangier's greatest rug-peddler? How does Mrs Shibata, Japan's top life-insurance seller, seal the deal? Why does Belyamani, a seller of Boeing planes, believe trust is all? Few of us have the chance to meet let alone work with the best. But to get on, we need to learn their secrets of success. Here, Philip Delves Broughton, author of the bestselling What They Teach You At Harvard Business School, journeys around the world meeting business legends from all walks of life. Their stories are insightful, hilarious and compelling. Revealing their secrets and tips, Life's a Pitch also shows how mastering the art of selling will help you master the art of life. 'Life's a pitch - and then you buy.' Billy Mays, the Infomercial King 'You can never look upon a sale in quite the same way again. Buy Life's A Pitch and be enlightened.' Economist 'Excellent. This isn't just another self-help manual, [it's] a thoughtful book about a business practice that deserves to be taken more seriously. Thoroughly entertaining.' Toby Young, Mail on Sunday 'Both inspiring and humbling, it sure as hell is a darn good read.' Management Today
Category: Selling

Emergent Warfare In Our Evolutionary Past

Author : Nam C. Kim
ISBN : 1629582662
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Why do we fight? Have we always been fighting one another? This book examines the origins and development of human forms of organized violence from an anthropological and archaeological perspective. Kim and Kissel argue that human warfare is qualitatively different from forms of lethal, intergroup violence seen elsewhere in the natural world, and that its emergence is intimately connected to how humans evolved and to the emergence of human nature itself.
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