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Shipping Greatness

By Chris Vander Mey
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  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Isbn : 1449336604
  • Pages : 228
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 798
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Need a shortcut to a degree in shipping great software? Successful team leaders must have an extremely broad skill set to find the right product, work through a complex and ever-changing development process, and do it all incredibly quickly. In this guide, Chris Vander Mey provides a simplified, no-BS approach to the entire software lifecycle, distilled from lessons he learned as a manager at Amazon and Google. In the first part of the book, you’ll learn a step-by-step shipping process used by many of the best teams at Google and Amazon. Part II shows you the techniques, best practices, and skills you need to face an array of challenges in product, program, project, and engineering management. Clearly define your product and develop your mission and strategy Assemble your team and understand enough about systems to communicate with them Create a beautiful, intuitive, and simple user experience Track your team’s deliverables and closely manage the testing process Communicate clearly to gracefully handle requests, senior-management interactions, and feedback from various sources Build metrics to track progress, spot problems, and celebrate success Stick to your launch checklist and plan for marketing and PR

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You Are a Badass®

By Jen Sincero
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Running Press Adult
  • Isbn : 0762448318
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 962
  • File Pdf: you-are-a-badass.pdf

Book Summary:

Packed with humor, inspiration, and advice, You Are a Badass is the #1 New York Times bestselling self-help book that teaches you how to get better without getting busted. In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, bestselling author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up twenty-seven bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, Create a life you totally love. And create it NOW, and Make some damn money already. The kind you've never made before. By the end of You Are a Badass, you'll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can't change, how to change what you don't love, and how to use The Force to kick some serious ass.

It's Kind of a Cheesy Love Story

By Lauren Morrill
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Isbn : 0374306222
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 613
  • File Pdf: it-s-kind-of-a-cheesy-love-story.pdf

Book Summary:

A delicious love story with all the toppings, Lauren Morrill's It's Kind of a Cheesy Love Story is a contemporary YA rom-com about love, friendship, and pizza, perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Jenny Han. After her mother gave birth to her in the bathroom of a local pizzeria, Beck has been given the dubious privilege of having minor fame, free pizza for life, and a guaranteed job when she turns sixteen—a job she unfortunately can’t afford to turn down. Now she's stuck with her geeky co-workers instead of taking Instagram-ready shots with her best friends (and her epic crush). But maybe the pizza people aren't all bad. Maybe that pizza delivery guy is kind of cute. And maybe there's a way to make this Bathroom Baby thing work for her. Because when disaster strikes the beloved pizza place that's started to feel like home, she's going to need a miracle—one that might even mean bringing her two worlds together.


By Tim S. Grover
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1982168889
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 560
  • File Pdf: winning.pdf

Book Summary:

From the elite performance coach who authored the international bestseller Relentless and whose clients have included Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Dwyane Wade, comes this brutally honest formula for winning in business, sports, or any arena where the battle is fiercely unforgiving. In Winning, Tim Grover shows why he is one of the world’s most sought-after mindset experts. Drawing on three decades of work with elite competitors, Grover strips away the cliches and rah-rah mentality that create mediocrity and challenges you to embrace reality with single-minded intensity. The prize? Massive success. Whether you’re an athlete with championship dreams, an entrepreneur building a business, a CEO managing an empire, a salesperson closing a deal, or simply a competitor determined to stand in the winner’s circle, Winning offers thirteen crucial principles for achieving unbeatable performance. This book reveals the truth about the obstacles and challenges that stand between you and your goals: Winning never lies. Winning knows your secrets. Winning wages war in the battlefield of your mind. Winning wants all of you. And more. If you’re addicted to the taste of success and crave more, then you’re ready for Winning’s results-driven performance strategy. And if you’re already winning and want to learn how to execute at a level that will establish you as one of the greatest—so you can own not just this moment, but the next, and the next—this book will show you the path.

Rise to Greatness

By Conrad Black
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Isbn : 0771013558
  • Pages : 1040
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 682
  • File Pdf: rise-to-greatness.pdf

Book Summary:

Masterful, ambitious, and groundbreaking, this is a major new history of our country by one of our most respected thinkers and historians -- a book every Canadian should own. From the acclaimed biographer and historian Conrad Black comes the definitive history of Canada -- a revealing, groundbreaking account of the people and events that shaped a nation. Spanning 874 to 2014, and beginning from Canada's first inhabitants and the early explorers, this masterful history challenges our perception of our history and Canada's role in the world. From Champlain to Carleton, Baldwin and Lafontaine, to MacDonald, Laurier, and King, Canada's role in peace and war, to Quebec's quest for autonomy, Black takes on sweeping themes and vividly recounts the story of Canada's development from colony to dominion to country. Black persuasively reveals that while many would argue that Canada was perhaps never predestined for greatness, the opposite is in fact true: the emergence of a magnificent country, against all odds, was a remarkable achievement. Brilliantly conceived, this major new reexamination of our country's history is a riveting tour de force by one of the best writers writing today.

Own Your Greatness

By Lisa Orbé-Austin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1646040627
  • Pages : 152
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 763
  • File Pdf: own-your-greatness.pdf

Book Summary:

Stop letting imposter syndrome hold you back! This guided workbook of interactive exercises and research-backed activities will help you conquer self-doubt, realize your true worth, and enjoy your success. How many times have you thought that everyone is crushing it except you? How often have you looked at one of your accomplishments and attributed it to luck or the help of others? It can be difficult to acknowledge our own successes and skills, and overcome the feeling of being an imposter. But moving past that feeling is crucial to continuing down the path to even greater success and happiness. Own Your Greatness will give you all the tools you need to recognize and overcome the imposter syndrome that is holding you back. Packed full of research- and therapy-backed exercises, prompts, and activities, this interactive workbook will help you: Identify the root causes of your imposter syndrome Recognize your natural skills and strengths Gain the confidence to lead Speak up for yourself Feel comfortable receiving and giving praise With this book, you’ll acknowledge the skills you bring to the table, understand that you truly deserve your success, and take steps to a successful, happy, and fulfilled life.

Cress Watercress

By Gregory Maguire
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Isbn : 1536224553
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 569
  • File Pdf: cress-watercress.pdf

Book Summary:

A lavishly illustrated woodland tale with a classic sensibility and modern flair—from the fertile imagination behind Wicked Gregory Maguire turns his trademark wit and wisdom to an animal adventure about growing up, moving on, and finding community. When Papa doesn't return from a nocturnal honey-gathering expedition, Cress holds out hope, but her mother assumes the worst. It’s a dangerous world for rabbits, after all. Mama moves what’s left of the Watercress family to the basement unit of the Broken Arms, a run-down apartment oak with a suspect owl landlord, a nosy mouse super, a rowdy family of squirrels, and a pair of songbirds who broadcast everyone’s business. Can a dead tree full of annoying neighbors, and no Papa, ever be home? In the timeless spirit of E. B. White and The Wind and the Willows—yet thoroughly of its time—this read-aloud and read-alone gem for animal lovers of all ages features an unforgettable cast that leaps off the page in glowing illustrations by David Litchfield. This tender meditation on coming-of-age invites us to flourish wherever we find ourselves.

Good Vibes, Good Life

By Vex King
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Isbn : 1788171837
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 801
  • File Pdf: good-vibes-good-life.pdf

Book Summary:

#1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER. Join the self-love revolution with Instagram visionary Vex King. This limited-edition hardback includes inspirational messages, beautiful illustrations and universal wisdom to help you manifest positive vibes. Vex overcame adversity to become a source of hope for thousands of young people, and now draws from his personal experience and his intuitive wisdom to inspire you to: - practise self-care, overcome toxic energy and prioritize your wellbeing - cultivate positive lifestyle habits, including mindfulness and meditation - change your beliefs to invite great opportunities into your life - manifest your goals using tried-and-tested techniques - overcome fear and flow with the Universe - find your higher purpose and become a shining light for others With additional messages and brand new illustrations, this new gift edition of Good Vibes, Good Life will empower and inspire you to change the way you feel, think, speak, act and live your life.

You Are My Happy

By Hoda Kotb
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0062906100
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 797
  • File Pdf: you-are-my-happy.pdf

Book Summary:

A #1 New York Times bestseller and Amazon Best Books of the Year selection! From Hoda Kotb, the Today show co-anchor and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of I’ve Loved You Since Forever, comes a bedtime snuggling book about gratitude for the things in life—both big and small—that bring us happiness. As mama bear and her cub cuddle together before closing their eyes for a good night’s sleep, they reflect on the everyday wonders of life that make them happy. Inspired by her own nighttime routine with her daughter, Haley Joy, Kotb creates another beautiful treasure for parents and children to enjoy together. With charming and lush illustrations from bestselling artist Suzie Mason, this soothing yet playful lullaby explores the simple joy of taking a moment to be grateful. Makes a lovely gift for baby showers, Mother's Day, and more.

Angst vor Erfolg?

By Maximilian Lackner,Markus E. Huber
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer-Verlag
  • Isbn : 3658008458
  • Pages : 118
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 566
  • File Pdf: angst-vor-erfolg.pdf

Book Summary:

Sie wünschen sich Erfolg - aber der will sich einfach nicht einstellen? Wenn Sie gerne erfolgreich wären, es aber Ihrer Meinung nach (noch) nicht sind, könnten Sie sich im Grunde davor fürchten und unbewusst Ihre eigenen Anstrengungen sabotieren. Immer wieder hält die meist unbewusste Furcht vor Veränderung Menschen davon ab, ihre ersehnten Ziele zu erreichen. Insbesondere die Angst vor dem Scheitern kann ihnen im Weg stehen. Dieses Buch hilft Ihnen, latente Ängste zu entlarven, sich ihnen zu stellen und sie zu überwinden. Sie erfahren, was Sie ganz konkret unternehmen können, um die angestrebten Ziele zu erreichen und wie Sie dabei Ihre eigene Erfolgsgeschichte schreiben. "...ein äußerst informativer und kompakt geschriebener Ratgeber, der einem hilft, die Steine des Misserfolgs, die in der eigenen Psyche oft genug den Weg versperren, beiseite zu räumen." Mag. Adam Silye, Künstler "Sehr gründlich und gut recherchiert, ohne dabei belehrend zu wirken. Das Buch motiviert sehr, sich mit der Thematik auseinanderzusetzen und daraus für sich persönlich eine Lehre zu ziehen." Katharina Kuhlmann, HR-Managerin