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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 http://hdr.undp.org/hdr2006/pdfs/report/HDR_2006_Tables.pdf), who can apply to the following address: www.ebookstore.tandf.co.uk
Category: Medical

The Last Big Thing

Author : David Moody
ISBN : PKEY:6610000148103
Genre : Fiction
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We sit in our own little bubbles, watching the rest of the world go by. We think ‘it’ll never happen to me’ but guess what? At some point it probably will. We might think we’re in control but believe me, there’s a lot we don’t know. In the spirit of The Twilight Zone and Tales of the Unexpected, cult author David Moody presents eleven stories about life, death and everything in between (and after). From the never-ending nightmare of domestic bliss to the search for the ultimate body modification, from warring families to warring nations, from the last minutes before doomsday to the polluted shores of the post-post-apocalypse, THE LAST BIG THING highlights how thin the line between the ordinary and extraordinary can be.
Category: Fiction

One Big Thing

Author : Phil Cooke
ISBN : 9781595554840
Genre : Business & Economics
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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

Next Big Thing

Author : Terry Kitchen
ISBN : 9781483506425
Genre : Fiction
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After years in the sub-basement of Boston's teeming underground music scene, Lennon-spectacled wordsmith Mark Zodiac is used to enduring abuse, neglect and indifference for his music. And that's just from his own band. But when he's thrust into the spotlight on the night of Shadowland's record release concert, the crowd tunes in as never before - much to the chagrin of Mark's best friend/Shadowland's star-in-waiting Will. With the record moving up the charts, their ego-librium gives way as Mark strives to keep control of his music without selling his soul in the process. Complicating Mark's world is the shadow of the loss that both drives and haunts him, even as he attempts to find love amidst the graffitied alleyways of Kenmore Square. On the eve of stardom, Mark must decide if being the Next Big Thing is really the most important thing. At once disarmingly absurd and heartbreakingly real, Next Big Thing combines the gritty backstage vibe of Roddy Doyle's The Commitments with the emotional thawing heart of Jay McInerey's Bright Lights Big City, and every page crackles with the kinetic current of true rock'n'roll. "Kitchen gets all the details right - I felt myself back in the Rat, the Channel and the other clubs of that era - but most of all, he gets the underlying sense of adventure. Next Big Thing reminds me just how much it all meant and how exciting it was." -Brett Milano, author of The Sound of Our Town: A History of Boston Rock & Roll
Category: Fiction

Little Thing Big Thing

Author : Donal O'Kelly
ISBN : 9781472582867
Genre : Drama
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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

Is A Blue Whale The Biggest Thing There Is

Author : Robert E Wells
ISBN : 9781504000413
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The blue whale is the biggest creature on Earth. But a hollow Mount Everest could hold billions of whales! And though Mount Everest is enormous, it is pretty small compared to the planet Earth. This book is an innovative exploration of size and proportion.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Product Network Analysis The Next Big Thing In Retail Data Mining

Author : Forte Consultancy Group
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One of the biggest challenges retailers have is the depth of data available for decision making, especially if they don’t have a loyalty program. Though limited, are retailers nonetheless maximizing use of their existing data today? The answer is no. Product Network Analysis opens a new range of insights which can maximize return on category investments.
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What S The Big Deal About My Parents

Author : Jim Burgen
ISBN : 0784712522
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Burgen offers a heart-to-heart, biblical discussion of several relevant parent-teen issues, including rules, resolving conflicts, communication, and living as a Christian in a non-Christian home.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Big Deal

Author : Howard Jenkins
ISBN : 9781434323941
Genre : Fiction
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The British Virgin Islander sold his Legacy for a bowl of porridge his hometown is bursting at the seams with the outsider to whom he's given Carte Blanche - unaware that his wings have been clipped he is now the endangered specie and must be watchful less he become like the Dodo and Moa flightless birds from New Zealand extinct for over a century. Marx asserts that history repeats itself, the first is tragedy and the next time farce. "In the Caribbean we often appear to be sleep-walkers reliving history and repeating the farce."
Category: Fiction