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The Oracle Year

Author : Charles Soule
ISBN : 9780062686657
Genre : Fiction
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From bestselling comic-book franchise writer Charles Soule comes a clever and witty first novel of a twentysomething New Yorker who wakes up one morning with the power to predict the future—perfect for fans of Joe Hill and Brad Meltzer, or books like This Book Is Full of Spiders and Welcome to Night Vale. Knowledge is power. So when an unassuming Manhattan bassist named Will Dando awakens from a dream one morning with 108 predictions about the future in his head, he rapidly finds himself the most powerful man in the world. Protecting his anonymity by calling himself the Oracle, he sets up a heavily guarded Web site with the help of his friend Hamza to selectively announce his revelations. In no time, global corporations are offering him millions for exclusive access, eager to profit from his prophecies. He's also making a lot of high-powered enemies, from the President of the United States and a nationally prominent televangelist to a warlord with a nuclear missile and an assassin grandmother. Legions of cyber spies are unleashed to hack the Site—as it's come to be called—and the best manhunters money can buy are deployed not only to unmask the Oracle but to take him out of the game entirely. With only a handful of people he can trust—including a beautiful journalist—it's all Will can do to simply survive, elude exposure, and protect those he loves long enough to use his knowledge to save the world. Delivering fast-paced adventure on a global scale as well as sharp-witted satire on our concepts of power and faith, Marvel writer Charles Soule's audacious debut novel takes readers on a rollicking ride where it's impossible to predict what will happen next.
Category: Fiction

The Oracle

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Mastering Oracle Sql

Author : Sanjay Mishra
ISBN : 0596552475
Genre : Computers
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The vast majority of Oracle SQL books discuss some syntax, provide the barest rudiments of using Oracle SQL, and perhaps include a few simple examples. It might be enough to pass a survey course, or give you some buzz words to drop in conversation with real Oracle DBAs. But if you use Oracle SQL on a regular basis, you want much more. You want to access the full power of SQL to write queries in an Oracle environment. You want a solid understanding of what's possible with Oracle SQL, creative techniques for writing effective and accurate queries, and the practical, hands-on information that leads to true mastery of the language. Simply put, you want useful, expert best practices that can be put to work immediately, not just non-vendor specific overview or theory.Updated to cover the latest version of Oracle, Oracle 10g, this edition of the highly regarded Mastering Oracle SQL has a stronger focus on technique and on Oracle's implementation of SQL than any other book on the market. It covers Oracle s vast library of built-in functions, the full range of Oracle SQL query-writing features, regular expression support, new aggregate and analytic functions, subqueries in the SELECT and WITH clauses, multiset union operators, enhanced support for hierarchical queries: leaf and loop detection, and the CONNECT_BY_ROOT operator, new partitioning methods (some introduced in Oracle9i Release 2), and the native XML datatype, XMLType.Mastering Oracle SQL, 2nd Edition fills the gap between the sometimes spotty vendor documentation, and other books on SQL that just don't explore the full depth of what is possible with Oracle-specific SQL. For those who want to harness the untapped (and often overlooked) power of Oracle SQL, this essential guide for putting Oracle SQL to work will prove invaluable.
Category: Computers

The Oracle Of Stone Street

Author : Thomas Quealy
ISBN : 9781440122408
Genre : Fiction
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The ORACLE, a mysterious cat who can read minds and only drinks Bud Light, leads a group of special animals - - an iguana, a black squirrel, a Bull Terrier - Chihuahua mix, and a talking parrot -- to help the patrons of Ulysses, a Wall Street area bar - restaurant to realize their dreams as the stock market melts down around them. It is a funny, a bit sad, uplifting story. - An elderly man near death strives to leave a legacy to show that his life had meaning. - A currency trader loses a fortune but tries to find happiness by reinventing himself. - A witch falls for a gangster and causes havoc on historic Stone Street. - A female kickboxer turned attorney goes toe-to-toe with a Wall Street bank. - A beautiful widow sexually harassed by her new boss seeks justice. - A securities broker who hates his job tries to dance his way into a new career. - A busboy solves a difficult Sudoku puzzle in order to change his life. - A bartender is determined to write the great American novel no matter what. - A paraplegic who makes big money by manipulating stock prices develops a conscience.
Category: Fiction

The Oracle Speaks Warren Buffett In His Own Words

Author : David Andrews
ISBN : 9781572847118
Genre : Business & Economics
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From his office in Omaha, Nebraska, without even the benefit of a computer, Warren Buffett has racked up an investment record that far surpasses his counterparts on Wall Street—or anyone else in the world, for that matter. While traditionally stock exchanges have returned about 11 percent annually in the past half century, Buffett's investments have by nearly 29 percent a year, solidifying Buffett's conglomerate holding company, Berkshire Hathaway, as the eighth-largest business in the world and netting him $44 billion along the way. Despite this tremendous success, “the Oracle of Omaha” remains modest. He acknowledges that he has a unique ability to evaluate businesses, but he doesn’t feel entitled to the vast wealth that ability has earned him. Instead, he likes to say that he was born at the right place and time. This humility in the face of proven talent and innumerable wealth is part of what makes Buffett universally popular—he is one of the world's wealthiest men and yet he is still personable and relatable. For the first time, the most thought-provoking and inspiring quotes from Buffett are now compiled in a single book. The Oracle Speaks: Warren Buffett in His Own Words is a comprehensive guidebook to the inner workings of the Berkshire Hathaway chairman. Hundreds of Buffett's best quotes, comprising thoughts on investing, Wall Street, business, politics, taxes, and life lessons, will provide the most intimate and direct look into the mind of a modern business icon and give readers enough counsel to last a lifetime. Media outlets, financial advisers, politicians, and Americans from Main Street to Wall Street hang on every word Buffett speaks, hoping to gain valuable insight into Buffett's investments and successes. There is possibly no greater stamp of approval in the business world than to have Buffett invest in a company, and few leaders in the course of history have commanded such universally agreed-upon respect. Even beyond his business savvy, Buffett is influential as a progressive thinker and active philanthropist, having pledged to give most of his money to charity through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as well as foundations run by his three children. It is this humility that consistently draws people to Buffett, and will draw people to The Oracle Speaks. Most recently, inspired by Buffett's New York Times editorial in which he claimed he paid too little in taxes, President Barack Obama and Congress have named a series of tax reforms after Buffett. While the political implications have been controversial, Buffett has retained his reputation as an outspoken and successful business leader. The Oracle Speaks draws from decades of interviews, editorials, and annual shareholder reports, amassing the most complete outline of how Buffett believes a good business is run and a good life is led. It's advice that Buffett has successfully adhered to throughout his 80-plus years, and it is advice now available in the succinct, poignant, gift-friendly package of The Oracle Speaks.
Category: Business & Economics

Summary The Oracle Of Oracle

Author : BusinessNews Publishing
ISBN : 9782511016732
Genre : Business & Economics
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The must-read summary of Florence Stone's book: "The Oracle of Oracle: The Story of Volatile CEO Larry Ellison and the Strategies Behind His Company's Phenomenal Success". This complete summary of the ideas from Florence Stone's book "The Oracle of Oracle" tells the fascinating story of Larry Ellison. He is an American business magnate and chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation, the second largest software company in the world with a multi-billion-dollar market capitalisation. In her book, the author demonstrates how Oracle has continued to be successful and how the Oracle management team is sound and well-directed. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Expand your knowledge To learn more, read "The Oracle of Oracle" and discover this compelling story of the creation and rise of this major enterprise software company.
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Rise Of The Oracle

Author : L.B. Mayman
ISBN : 9780987393029
Genre : Fiction
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Curse Words 23

Author : Charles Soule
ISBN : PKEY:MAY190061
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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"FAIRY TALE ENDING," Part Three We're coming up on the big finale, so we're pulling out all the stops. The magical battles we've seen so far are nothing compared to what we get here, as Sizzajee and his reduced crew of evil wizards battle the powerful Tigers for the fate of the Hole World while Wizord and Ruby Stitch try to save their daughter's life. And speaking of Margaret' what's her deal, really? Let's find out' together!
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

The Oracle Stone

Author : Nicholas Tussing
ISBN : 145685707X
Genre : Fiction
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Lily and Darius have never known what happened to their parents, other than that they died. Now, as the foster siblings are getting ready to start high school they stumble onto a clue that might lead them to the truth. Through use of their newly discovered magical powers, and with help from their friend Celes, they search for a mysterious artifact, known as the oracke stone, for answers about their parents' deaths. Along the way they discover a hidden world full of magic and danger. Will their search lead them to the answers they seek, or to even more questions?
Category: Fiction