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The Big Thing

Author : Phyllis Korkki
ISBN : 9780062384324
Genre : Business & Economics
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A New York Times business journalist explains why it’s important for people to pursue big creative projects, and identifies both the obstacles and the productive habits that emerge on the path to completion—including her own experience writing this book. Whether it’s the Great American Novel or a groundbreaking new app, many people want to create a Big Thing, but finding the motivation to get started, let alone complete the work, can be daunting. In The Big Thing, New York Times business writer and editor Phyllis Korkki combines real-life stories, science, and insights from her own experience to illuminate the factors that drive people to complete big creative projects—and the obstacles that threaten to derail success. In the course of creating her own Big Thing—this book—Korkki explores the individual and collaborative projects of others: from memoirs, art installations, and musical works to theater productions, small businesses, and charities. She identifies the main aspects of a Big Thing, including meaningful goals, focus and effort, the difficulties posed by the demands of everyday life, and the high risk of failure and disappointment. Korkki also breaks down components of the creative process and the characteristics that define it, and offers her thoughts on avoiding procrastination, staying motivated, scheduling a routine, and overcoming self-doubt and the restrictions of a day job. Filled with inspiring stories, practical advice, and a refreshing dose of honesty, The Big Thing doesn’t minimize the negative side of such pursuits—including the fact that big projects are hard to complete and raise difficult questions about one’s self-worth. Inspiring, wise, humorous, and good-natured, The Big Thing is a meditation on the importance of self-expression and purpose.
Category: Business & Economics

Hiv In South Africa

Author : Corinne Squire
ISBN : 9781134193936
Genre : Medical
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Winner of the Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize 2008 Of approximately 37 million HIV positive people in the world, 24.7 million live in sub-Saharan Africa and about 5..5 million in South Africa. Despite its relatively powerful economy and infrastructure, South Africa has been dramatically affected by the HIV pandemic. Using narrative analysis of a three year interview study and textual analysis of political materials, HIV in South Africa examines the impact of HIV on people's everyday lives in the country. Examining the relationship between personal accounts of living with HIV and wider medical, political and religious discourses, the book also highlights the significance of class, race and gender on individuals' experiences. These engaging stories of everyday lives provide an accessible way to connect with HIV as a health and development issue. Fascinating, challenging and constructive, this is an important contribution in an area of great social relevance. The ebook is available free of charge to those with addresses on the United Nations Development Programme's Human Development Index of Medium and Low Rankings (see, who can apply to the following address:
Category: Medical

One Big Thing

Author : Phil Cooke
ISBN : 9781595554840
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 69.85 MB
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One Big Thingis about finding out what you were born to do with your life and how to use it to revolutionize your business or ministry---and change the world."
Category: Business & Economics

Little Thing Big Thing

Author : Donal O'Kelly
ISBN : 9781472582867
Genre : Drama
File Size : 57.10 MB
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In Nigeria, a frightened child puts an old roll of film into the hands of Dublin-bound teacher Sister Martha. In Dublin, ex-con Larry, with a wounded backside, has to get out of the city to rob a convent. Meanwhile, Scarab Oil plans to unleash its new clean fuel of the future. The film roll Martha is carrying attracts the urgent interest of some very powerful and ambitious people. A play written for two actors and filled with memorable characters, Little Thing, Big Thing is the latest production from the innovative and outstanding Irish theatre company Fishamble.
Category: Drama

Colin S Big Thing

Author : Bruce Serafin
ISBN : 1894800265
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Colin's Big Thing relates a boy's journey from Hinton Alberta to the B.C. coast to Texas. And then the return. In a narrative sequence that startles with its clarity and force, Bruce Serafin illuminates the history of his generation.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Next Big Thing

Author : Johanna Edwards
ISBN : 9781440684623
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 42.90 MB
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In this funny, poignant debut, a plus-size heroine becomes a reality TV show contestant and discovers she's already beautiful enough to be the next big thing. Kat Larson figured she had nothing to lose by becoming a contestant on the new reality show From Fat to Fabulous-except maybe a few dozen pounds. Then she'd finally be able to arrange a face-to-face meeting with Nick, the British hunk she met online, who still thinks she's a size four. She'd finally be confident and graceful and thin-and there's that big cash prize, too, to pay for all those slinky new clothes she'd need. She'd finally have the perfect life.
Category: Fiction

The Big Thing About Charlie Dog

Author : Ruth Spigiel
ISBN : 1609112644
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 60.93 MB
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What Charlie Dog lacks in size, he more than makes up for in temperament and charm. You see, Charlie Dog is a black and tan Miniature Pinscher that weighs only eight teeny, tiny pounds. Little Charlie Dog lives in a big world. He is surrounded by gigantic people friends and a whopping doggie buddy.But Charlie Dog has one special quality that makes others see him as enormous. Charlie dog has a sweet, lovable, and playful nature, and he wants nothing more out of his pint-sized life than to hang out with people pals and make them happy.Jump right into this heart-warming story of a small dog with a big, warm heart. Charlie Dog's antics are endearing, delightful, and inspirational. And his message? A little bit of effort breeds a lot of joy.Author Ruth Ann Spigiel just couldn't resist telling the tale of the real Charlie Dog, who entered her daughter's life as a three-month-old puppy. Although the central character in The Big Thing About Charlie Dog is small, his story is immense, and it is just begging to be shared. Ruth Ann Spigiel works as a registered nurse in a community hospital. She was raised in Lincoln Park, Michigan, and now lives in Tecumseh.Publisher's website: http: //
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Next Big Thing

Author : William Higham
ISBN : 9780749458430
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 70.39 MB
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Trend forecasting is a science: tomorrow is predictable. Understanding consumer trends means the difference between corporate success and failure, as trends affect every sector and every market. The success or failure of global brands from Dove to Apple, McDonalds to Coca Cola is increasingly recognised as being trend-driven. For companies to survive, they will need to understand how to take advantage of these changes, rather than just react to them. The Next Big Thing reveals how trends work, how to spot them, and then how to use that knowledge to gain financial and competitive advantage. Full of examples of trends and comments from industry insiders, it also includes case studies of companies that benefited from spotting trends and those who lost out by not spotting them. The Next Big Thing will enable you to anticipate, prepare for and benefit from trends.
Category: Business & Economics

Arkie S Pilgrimage To The Next Big Thing

Author : Lisa Walker
ISBN : 1459692667
Genre : Australia
File Size : 42.3 MB
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A delightfully funny and inspiring novel about a very modern pilgrimage, and one woman's chance to rediscover what she's lost. 'I watch the highway go by and ponder my situation. I am on the run from my husband's divorce lawyer, my mojo is still missing in action and my demon ex-lover is lurking . . . But, all things considered, my pilgrimage is going well . . .' Arkie used to be a trendspotter, running a successful business advising companies on 'the next big thing'. Until she lost her marriage and her mojo along with it. Her eccentric new friend Haruko suggests a pilgrimage in Japan. But funds are tight, so instead Arkie's going on a very Australian trip, to all the 'Big Things'. With Haruko as her guide, magic is everywhere. A Buddha appears next to the Big Redback, the Big Macadamia rises from the jungle like a lost temple and inside the Big Shell she can hear a tinkling voice, reminding her of the child she never had. As her improbable adventure unfolds, realisation dawns: could it be that, despite her celebrated foresight, Arkie's been missing what was right before her eyes?
Category: Australia

Summary The Next Big Thing Is Really Small

Author : BusinessNews Publishing
ISBN : 9782511020173
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The must-read summary of Jack Uldrich and Deb Newberry's book: "The Next Big Thing Is Really Small: Nanotechnology and the Future of Big Business". This complete summary of the ideas from Jack Uldrich and Deb Newberry's book "The Next Big Thing Is Really Small" explains that nanotechnology is the manipulation of matter at the atomic level to create better materials, devices and systems, and is set to be the next big thing. In their book, the authors demonstrate that it will soon hit the marketplace, which is why everyone needs to understand what it is all about. Within the next few years, it will be introducing impressive new materials that will impact directly on a large number of industries. This summary is a must-read for anyone who wants to learn about the developments of nanotechnology and what this means for the future. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Expand your knowledge To learn more, read "The Next Big Thing Is Really Small" and find out about the new technologies that are set to lead future business.
Category: Technology & Engineering