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Skin Game

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Editor: St. Martin\'s Press
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"There was very fine, an elegant pain, hardly a pain at all, like the swift and fleeting burn of a drop of hot candle wax...Then the blood welled up and began to distort the pure, stark edges of my delicately wrought wound. "The chaos in my head spun itself into a silk of silence. I had distilled myself to the immediacy of hand, blade, blood, flesh." There are an estimated two to three million "cutters" in America, but experts warn that, as with anorexia, this could be just the tip of the iceberg of those affected by this little-known disorder. Cutting has only just begun to enter public consciousness as a dangerous affliction that tends to take hold of adolescent girls and can last, hidden and untreated, well into adulthood. Caroline Kettlewell is an intelligent woman with a promising career and a family. She is also a former cutter, and the first person to tell her own story about living with and overcoming the disorder. She grew up on the campus of a boys' boarding school where her father taught. As she entered adolescence, the combination of a family where frank discussion was avoided and life in what seemed like a fishbowl, where she and her sister were practically the only girls the students ever saw, became unbearable for Caroline. She discovered that the only way to find relief from overpowering feelings of self-consciousness, discomfort, and alienation was to physically hurt herself. She began cutting her arms and legs in the seventh grade, and continued into her twenties. Why would a rational person resort to such extreme measures? How did she recognize and overcome her problem? In a memoir startling for its honesty, humor, and poignancy, Caroline Kettlewell offers a clear-eyed account of her own struggle to survive this debilitating affliction.

Skin Game

Skin Game Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jim Butcher
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698157893
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Chicago’s only professional wizard is about to have a very bad day in the latest novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files... As Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry Dresden never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it’s something awful. Mab has traded Harry’s skills to pay off a debt. And now he must help a group of villains led by Harry’s most despised enemy, Nicodemus Archleone, to break into a high-security vault so that they can then access a vault in the Nevernever. Problem is, the vault belongs to Hades, Lord of the freaking Underworld. And Dresden is dead certain that Nicodemus has no intention of allowing any of his crew to survive the experience. Dresden’s always been tricky, but he’s going to have to up his backstabbing game to survive this mess...

Skin in the Game

Skin in the Game Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 0425284638
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A bold work from the author of The Black Swan that challenges many of our long-held beliefs about risk and reward, politics and religion, finance and personal responsibility In his most provocative and practical book yet, one of the foremost thinkers of our time redefines what it means to understand the world, succeed in a profession, contribute to a fair and just society, detect nonsense, and influence others. Citing examples ranging from Hammurabi to Seneca, Antaeus the Giant to Donald Trump, Nassim Nicholas Taleb shows how the willingness to accept one’s own risks is an essential attribute of heroes, saints, and flourishing people in all walks of life. As always both accessible and iconoclastic, Taleb challenges long-held beliefs about the values of those who spearhead military interventions, make financial investments, and propagate religious faiths. Among his insights: • For social justice, focus on symmetry and risk sharing. You cannot make profits and transfer the risks to others, as bankers and large corporations do. You cannot get rich without owning your own risk and paying for your own losses. Forcing skin in the game corrects this asymmetry better than thousands of laws and regulations. • Ethical rules aren’t universal. You’re part of a group larger than you, but it’s still smaller than humanity in general. • Minorities, not majorities, run the world. The world is not run by consensus but by stubborn minorities imposing their tastes and ethics on others. • You can be an intellectual yet still be an idiot. “Educated philistines” have been wrong on everything from Stalinism to Iraq to low-carb diets. • Beware of complicated solutions (that someone was paid to find). A simple barbell can build muscle better than expensive new machines. • True religion is commitment, not just faith. How much you believe in something is manifested only by what you’re willing to risk for it. The phrase “skin in the game” is one we have often heard but rarely stopped to truly dissect. It is the backbone of risk management, but it’s also an astonishingly rich worldview that, as Taleb shows in this book, applies to all aspects of our lives. As Taleb says, “The symmetry of skin in the game is a simple rule that’s necessary for fairness and justice, and the ultimate BS-buster,” and “Never trust anyone who doesn’t have skin in the game. Without it, fools and crooks will benefit, and their mistakes will never come back to haunt them.”

Skin in the Game

Skin in the Game Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jane Wurwand
Editor: HarperCollins Leadership
ISBN: 1400224314
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Uncover the unique qualities within YOU that will lead you to find your true purpose, a meaningful career, and show you how to live your biggest life. I know I have a bigger purpose, but how can I find it? Dermalogica founder Jane Wurwand shows you how to turn your unique traits and experiences —especially the ones you may think are your biggest setbacks, into the tools you need to make your dreams a reality. This is not a memoir. This is the journey of how Jane, and how you can find yourself and purpose by harnessing the resilience and creativity within you to drive your own success. Sharing lessons learned, from starting a business on 14,000 dollars of self-funding to growing a multi-million-dollar international brand with a cult-like following, Jane takes you through her real-world experience so you can learn: How to look inward to find your true purpose and let it guide you to live your biggest life. How to discover what type of work will fulfill you and infuse your life with meaning and value. How to overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges between the life you’re living now and the life you know you deserve. How to achieve great success by doing what you love. Business leaders, professionals, entrepreneurs—you don’t have to feel stuck or frustrated any longer, get ready to find your purpose and start living your biggest life. After applying the lessons in Skin in the Game, you will be able to look towards a new future, confident in the choices you are making in your life, in your career, and in your impact on the world. Reading Skin in the Game, you discover the ‘why’ behind Dermalogica’s business model, that the Harvard Business Review called ‘brilliant’, and how the brand turned a skincare product line and salon training platform into a recognized symbol of women’s entrepreneurship around the world.

The All-American Skin Game, or Decoy of Race

The All-American Skin Game, or Decoy of Race Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stanley Crouch
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 030755421X
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In this brilliantly acerbic collection of essays--a New York Times Notable Book in 1995--Stanley Crouch confirms that he is one of the most eloquent and unpredictable commentators on race and culture in American society--something already known to anyone who's seen him on 60 Minutes or read his columns in The Village Voice and The New Republic. 288 pp. National media appearances.

Skin Game

Skin Game Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lawrence C. Ross
Editor: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 075824892X
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Meet Keisha Montez: a gorgeous college student on the brink of stardom. All she has to do is put her assets to work. . . Blessed with a body that won't quit, Keisha Montez is also one very smart, tough woman with big hopes for her future--a future where she'll do whatever it takes to make enough money to get through school and see her dreams become reality. . . Steven Cox has big ideas too. When his talent scouts tell him about the next big thing, he has his doubts until he sees Keisha Montez strut across the stage. Blown away by her bombshell good looks and her sexy moves, Steven knows he's found his star. Now he's got to teach her the ropes and get her to see things his way. But Steven is about to learn that Keisha isn't like most other young women hungry for fame and willing to do anything for the limelight. . . "An engrossing story." --Booklist on Friends with Benefits

Skin Game

Skin Game Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles Fritch
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1633558959
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Working on the theory that you can skin a sucker in space as well as on Earth, the con team of Harding and Sheckly operated furtively but profitably among natives of the outer planets. That is—until there was a question of turnabout being fair play in a world where natives took their skinning literally!

Skin Game

Skin Game Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stuart Woods,Parnell Hall
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0735219184
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Skin Game by Stuart Woods,Parnell Hall Summary

Teddy Fay returns to his roots in espionage, in the latest thriller from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Stuart Woods. When Teddy Fay receives a freelance assignment from a gentleman he can't refuse, he jets off to Paris on the hunt for a treasonous criminal. But as Teddy unearths more information that just doesn't seem to connect, his straightforward mission becomes far bigger--and stranger--than he could imagine. The trail of bread crumbs leads to secrets hidden within secrets, evildoers trading in money and power, and a global threat on an unprecedented scale. Under the beautiful veneer of the City of Lights, true villainy lurks in the shadows...and Teddy Fay alone can prevent the impending disaster.

Skin Game - 101 Amazing Facts You Didn't Know

Skin Game - 101 Amazing Facts You Didn't Know Pdf/ePub eBook Author: G Whiz
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What are the amazing facts of Skin Game by Jim Butcher? Do you want to know the golden nuggets of facts readers love? If you've enjoyed the book, then this will be a must read delight for you! Collected for readers everywhere are 101 book facts about the book & author that are fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true to keep you laughing and learning as you read through the book! Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) Skin Game G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • Tell us what title you want next! • Combine your favorite titles to receive bundle coupons! • Submit a review and hop on the Wall of Contributors! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazing facts that keep you laughing & learning!" - G Whiz DISCLAIMER: This work is a derivative work not to be confused with the original title. It is a collection of facts from reputable sources generally known to the public with source URLs for further reading and enjoyment. It is unofficial and unaffiliated with respective parties of the original title in any way. Due to the nature of research, no content shall be deemed authoritative nor used for citation purposes. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

The Skin Game

The Skin Game Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Burnett Miller
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1984587714
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This book is about racism and colorism in the African American community. It will inform you on how colorism was founded by racism throughout the 17th century with Europeans. It also will show you how we as Black people hold on to traits that were given to us during slavery. This book will get into how so many things we perceive to be good, and even holy started from racism, things such as religion, and the hate and separation we have as descendants of enslaved Africans toward each other. This book is more than just food for thought, but it will dig deep into the very core of your heart and soul. In this book I will convince you that we as a people cannot do anything to help support, and promote ourselves unless we are looked at as nationalist, or a cult, but every other group of people who are white, Chinese, Hispanics, Arabs, or any other group of people can make it a necessity to help their own.


THE SKIN GAME Pdf/ePub eBook Author: August Franza
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1499034903
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Joseph James Katharin, also known as JJ and Handsome, is a young man uncertain of his identity. Naïve about the world, he is parentless, raised by a stern grandfather who thinks the worst of his grandson although he tries to love him. As problems load up on JJ, he seeks solace and equilibrium where he can but questions assault him: Is nobody innocent? Is nobody dependable? Is nobody trustworthy? Is love just a dream? Is it all a game?

The Skin Game (A Tragi-Comedy)

The Skin Game (A Tragi-Comedy) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Galsworthy
Editor: Good Press
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"The Skin Game (A Tragi-Comedy)" by John Galsworthy. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Skin Game

Skin Game Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ava Gray
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101151242
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Kyra's a con woman and a thief who can steal her target's strongest skill. But when she becomes the target of a hit man, she won't be able to hide from the passion that engulfs them.

Skin in the Game

Skin in the Game Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Major General Ret. Dennis Laich
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491703849
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“Major General Dennis Laich is a citizen, a soldier, and a patriot. In Skin in the Game, he invites Americans to reflect on this very hard truth: the all-volunteer force is a bad bargain. Basic US military policy needs changing. Here is an essential guide on where to begin.” —Andrew J. Bacevich, author of Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country Major General Dennis Laich makes a compelling case that the all-volunteer force no longer works in a world defined by terrorism, high debts, and widening class differences. He sets up his argument by posing three fundamental questions: Is the all-volunteer force working? Will it work in the future? What if we had a war and no one showed up on our side? The answers to these questions become all too clear once you learn that less than one percent of US citizens have served in the military over the last twelve years—even though we’ve been fighting wars the entire time. What’s more, most of that one percent comes from poor and middle-class families, which poses numerous questions about social justice. This one percent—the ones that survive—will bear the scars of their service for the rest of their lives, while the wealthy and well-connected sit at home. Fortunately, there are alternatives that could provide the manpower to support national security, close the civil-military gap, and save taxpayers billions of dollars per year. It’s possible to fight for what’s right while ensuring a bright future, Laich offers a wake-up call that a debt-burdened nation in a dangerous world cannot afford to ignore.

Academ's Fury

Academ's Fury Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jim Butcher
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440629579
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In Furies of Calderon, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher introduced readers to a world where the forces of nature take physical form. But now, it is human nature that threatens to throw the realm into chaos… For centuries, the people of Alera have harnessed the furies—elementals of earth, air, fire, water, wood, and metal—to protect their land from aggressors. But no fury can save them from the dangers they face within. A mysterious attack from across the sea has weakened the First Lord. Should he fall, a bloody civil war is inevitable. The responsibility of fending off assassination attempts and treachery within the First Lord’s circle of spies falls on Tavi, the one man with no fury to call...

Furies of Calderon

Furies of Calderon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jim Butcher
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440631840
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In this extraordinary fantasy epic, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Dresden Files leads readers into a world where the fate of the realm rests on the shoulders of a boy with no power to call his own... For a thousand years, the people of Alera have united against the aggressive and threatening races that inhabit the world, using their unique bond with the furies—elementals of earth, air, fire, water, wood, and metal. But in the remote Calderon Valley, the boy Tavi struggles with his lack of furycrafting. At fifteen, he has no wind fury to help him fly, no fire fury to light his lamps. Yet as the Alerans’ most savage enemy—the Marat horde—return to the Valley, Tavi’s courage and resourcefulness will be a power greater than any fury, one that could turn the tides of war...

Skin in the Game

Skin in the Game Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jackie Barbosa
Editor: Entangled: Brazen
ISBN: 162266793X
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Angela Peterson was always the quiet, shy kid growing up in Harper Falls, crushing on the high school quarterback and honing her football strategy skills. Now grown up and coaching the high school team, she's shocked when that same sexy quarterback returns to Harper Falls, asks her back to his hotel room...and then tries to steal her job. Injured NFL quarterback Cade Reynolds is in Harper Falls to take over as interim head coach, and he never thought the tall, blond bombshell he propositioned would offer up any resistance. Not to a repeat of the amazingly wild night they shared and certainly not to his coaching position. But the Harper Falls High Eagles are Angie's team, and even the hometown hero won't take that away from her, no matter how hot he is. As the two engage in a battle of wits and wills, this is one game neither is prepared to lose.

Side Jobs

Side Jobs Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jim Butcher
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101464534
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With tales ranging from the deadly serious to the absurdly hilarious—including an original story for this volume—Side Jobs is a must-have collection for every devoted Harry Dresden fan. As Chicago’s only professional wizard, Harry Dresden has had cases that have pitted him against insane necromancers, power-hungry faerie queens, enigmatic dark wizards, fallen angels—pretty much a “who’s who” of hell and beyond—with the stakes in each case ranging from a lone human soul to the entire human race. But not every adventure Harry Dresden undertakes is an epic tale of life and death in a world on the edge of annihilation. Here, together for the first time in paperback, are the shorter works of #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher—a compendium of cases that Harry and his cadre of allies managed to close in record time. “One of the giants of urban fantasy…delivers some great stories in this volume…This is a great collection, featuring a hero who's proven himself over and over again, as well as delving into the odd corners of his fascinating and fantastic world. Highly recommended.”—SFRevu

Incerto 5-Book Bundle

Incerto 5-Book Bundle Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 0593243668
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The landmark five-book series—all together in one ebook bundle The Incerto is an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision making when we don’t understand the world, expressed in the form of a personal essay with autobiographical sections, stories, parables, and philosophical, historical, and scientific discussions, in non-overlapping volumes that can be accessed in any order. The main thread is that while there is inordinate uncertainty about what is going on, there is great certainty as to what one should do about it. This ebook bundle includes: FOOLED BY RANDOMNESS THE BLACK SWAN THE BED OF PROCRUSTES ANTIFRAGILE SKIN IN THE GAME

Black Conservatism

Black Conservatism Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter Eisenstadt
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135628467
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This volume is the first comprehensive examination of African American conservative thought and politics from the late eighteenth century to the present. The essays in the collection explore various aspects of African American conservatism, including biographical studies of abolitionist James Forten, clergymen Henry McNeal Turner and J.H. Jackson, and activists A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin. Thematic essays in the volume consider southern black conservatism in the late nineteenth century and after World War I, African American success manuals, Ellisonian cultural criticism , the Nation of Islam, and African Americans and the Republican Party after 1964.

Brief Cases

Brief Cases Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jim Butcher
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0451492129
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An all-new Dresden Files story headlines this urban fantasy short story collection starring the Windy City’s favorite wizard. The world of Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, is rife with intrigue—and creatures of all supernatural stripes. And you’ll make their intimate acquaintance as Harry delves into the dark side of truth, justice, and the American way in this must-have short story collection. From the Wild West to the bleachers at Wrigley Field, humans, zombies, incubi, and even fey royalty appear, ready to blur the line between friend and foe. In the never-before-published “Zoo Day,” Harry treads new ground as a dad, while fan-favorite characters Molly Carpenter, his onetime apprentice, White Council Warden Anastasia Luccio, and even Bigfoot stalk through the pages of more classic tales. With twelve stories in all, Brief Cases offers both longtime fans and first-time readers tantalizing glimpses into Harry’s funny, gritty, and unforgettable realm, whetting their appetites for more to come from the wizard with a heart of gold. The collection includes: • “Curses,” from Naked City, edited by Ellen Datlow • “AAAA Wizardry,” from the Dresden Files RPG • “Even Hand,” from Dark and Stormy Knights, edited by P. N. Elrod • “B is for Bigfoot,” from Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron, edited by Jonathan Strahan. Republished in Working for Bigfoot. • “I was a Teenage Bigfoot,” from Blood Lite III: Aftertaste, edited by Kevin J. Anderson. Republished in Working for Bigfoot. • “Bigfoot on Campus,” from Hex Appeal, edited by P. N. Elrod. Republished in Working for Bigfoot. • “Bombshells,” from Dangerous Women, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois • “Jury Duty,” from Unbound, edited by Shawn Speakman • “Cold Case,” from Shadowed Souls, edited by Jim Butcher and Kerrie Hughes • “Day One,” from Unfettered II, edited by Shawn Speakman • “A Fistful of Warlocks,” from Straight Outta Tombstone, edited by David Boop • “Zoo Day,” a brand-new novella, original to this collection

The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

The Selected Works of Eric Partridge Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eric Partridge
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317431588
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This set reissues important selected works by Eric Partridge, covering the period from 1933 to 1968. Together, the books look at many and diverse aspects of language, focusing in particular on English. Included in the collection are a variety of insightful dictionaries and reference works that showcase some of Partridge’s best work. The books are creative, as well as practical, and will provide enjoyable reading for both scholars and the more general reader, who has an interest in language and linguistics.

Shadowed Souls

Shadowed Souls Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jim Butcher,Kerrie L. Hughes
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698192605
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Featuring short stories from Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, Kevin J. Anderson, and Rob Thurman, this dark and gritty “must-read anthology for UF fans”(RT Book Reviews) proves that nothing is as simple as black and white, light and dark, good and evil... In #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher’s Cold Case, Molly Carpenter—Harry Dresden’s apprentice-turned-Winter Lady—must collect a tribute from a remote Fae colony and discovers that even if you’re a good girl, sometimes you have to be bad... New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire’s Sleepover finds half-succubus Elsie Harrington kidnapped by a group of desperate teenage boys. Not for anything “weird.” They just need her to rescue a little girl from the boogeyman. No biggie. In New York Times bestselling Kevin J. Anderson’s Eye of Newt, Zombie P.I. Dan Shamble’s latest client is a panicky lizard missing an eye who thinks someone wants him dead. But the truth is that someone only wants him for a very special dinner... And New York Times bestselling author Rob Thurman’s infernally heroic Caliban Leandros takes a trip down memory lane as he deals wih some overdue—and nightmarish—vengeance involving some quite nasty Impossible Monsters. ALSO INCLUDES STORIES BY Tanya Huff * Kat Richardson * Jim C. Hines * Anton Strout * Lucy A. Snyder * Kristine Kathryn Rusch * Erik Scott de Bie *

Fooled by Randomness

Fooled by Randomness Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1588367673
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Fooled by Randomness is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are The Black Swan, Antifragile, Skin in the Game, and The Bed of Procrustes. Fooled by Randomness is the word-of-mouth sensation that will change the way you think about business and the world. Nassim Nicholas Taleb–veteran trader, renowned risk expert, polymathic scholar, erudite raconteur, and New York Times bestselling author of The Black Swan–has written a modern classic that turns on its head what we believe about luck and skill. This book is about luck–or more precisely, about how we perceive and deal with luck in life and business. Set against the backdrop of the most conspicuous forum in which luck is mistaken for skill–the world of trading–Fooled by Randomness provides captivating insight into one of the least understood factors in all our lives. Writing in an entertaining narrative style, the author tackles major intellectual issues related to the underestimation of the influence of happenstance on our lives. The book is populated with an array of characters, some of whom have grasped, in their own way, the significance of chance: the baseball legend Yogi Berra; the philosopher of knowledge Karl Popper; the ancient world’s wisest man, Solon; the modern financier George Soros; and the Greek voyager Odysseus. We also meet the fictional Nero, who seems to understand the role of randomness in his professional life but falls victim to his own superstitious foolishness. However, the most recognizable character of all remains unnamed–the lucky fool who happens to be in the right place at the right time–he embodies the “survival of the least fit.” Such individuals attract devoted followers who believe in their guru’s insights and methods. But no one can replicate what is obtained by chance. Are we capable of distinguishing the fortunate charlatan from the genuine visionary? Must we always try to uncover nonexistent messages in random events? It may be impossible to guard ourselves against the vagaries of the goddess Fortuna, but after reading Fooled by Randomness we can be a little better prepared. Named by Fortune One of the Smartest Books of All Time A Financial Times Best Business Book of the Year

Skin in the Game

Skin in the Game Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jim Gilreath
Editor: Made For Success Publishing
ISBN: 1613398093
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Skin in the Game by Jim Gilreath Summary

Learn the secrets of middle market private equity hiring practices. This book is a definitive resource to learn the tricks of the trade, potential pitfalls in the hiring process and how to conduct an effective C-Suite job search. Powerful insight about middle market private equity hiring coupled with the author’s unique due diligence screening process makes Skin in the Game indispensable. In this book, you’ll discover: Examples of hires who earned millions because they believed in Warren Buffet quote “We eat our own cooking”The difference between a stakeholder and a hired handThe power of the Prefect Bio and Crafting Your Elevator PitchHow to find private equity investors that fit your profileSecrets of hiring effective C-level employeesHow to discern a good offer with examples and bonus materials

A Year of Hitchcock

A Year of Hitchcock Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jim McDevitt,Eric San Juan
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810863898
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A Year of Hitchcock by Jim McDevitt,Eric San Juan Summary

Alfred Hitchcock's career spanned more than five decades, during which he directed more than 50 films, many of them indisputable classics: Notorious, Strangers on a Train, Rear Window, Vertigo, North by Northwest, and Psycho, among others. In A Year of Hitchcock: 52 Weeks with the Master of Suspense, authors Jim McDevitt and Eric San Juan provide a comprehensive examination of Hitchcock's film-to-film development, spanning from the beginning of his career in silents to his final film in 1976, including his work on two French propaganda shorts he directed during World War II and segments he directed for Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Organized into 52 chapters and arranged in chronological order, the book invites readers to spend a year with the director's most notable works, all of which are available on DVD. Each film is examined in the context of Hitchcock's career, as the authors consider the themes central to his work; discuss each film's production; comment on the cast, script, and other aspects of the film; and assess the film's value to the Hitchcock viewer. From The Lodger to Family Plot, 68 works directed by Hitchcock are analyzed. Each analysis is supplemented by key film facts, trivia, awards, a guide to his cameos, a filmography, and a listing of available DVD releases. Whether readers decide to undertake the journey through his films one week at a time or pick and choose at their discretion, A Year of Hitchcock will open the eyes of any viewer who wants to better understand this director's evolution as an artist.

Gerald's Game

Gerald's Game Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stephen King
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501141228
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Now a Netflix movie directed by Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Hush) and starring Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood. Master storyteller Stephen King presents this classic, terrifying #1 New York Times bestseller. When a game of seduction between a husband and wife ends in death, the nightmare has only begun… “And now the voice which spoke belonged to no one but herself. Oh my God, it said. Oh my God, I am all alone out here. I am all alone.” Once again, Jessie Burlingame has been talked into submitting to her husband Gerald’s kinky sex games—something that she’s frankly had enough of, and they never held much charm for her to begin with. So much for a “romantic getaway” at their secluded summer home. After Jessie is handcuffed to the bedposts—and Gerald crosses a line with his wife—the day ends with deadly consequences. Now Jessie is utterly trapped in an isolated lakeside house that has become her prison—and comes face-to-face with her deepest, darkest fears and memories. Her only company is that of the various voices filling her mind…as well as the shadows of nightfall that may conceal an imagined or very real threat right there with her…

John Galsworthy's letters to Leon Lion

John Galsworthy's letters to Leon Lion Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Galsworthy
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3111400301
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The Camera Lies

The Camera Lies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dan Callahan
Editor: Oxford University Press
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The first book on Hitchcock that focuses exclusively on his work with actors Alfred Hitchcock is said to have once remarked, "Actors are cattle," a line that has stuck in the public consciousness ever since. For Hitchcock, acting was a matter of contrast and counterpoint, valuing subtlety and understatement over flashiness. He felt that the camera was duplicitous, and directed actors to look and act conversely. In The Camera Lies, author Dan Callahan spotlights the many nuances of Hitchcock's direction throughout his career, from Cary Grant in Notorious (1946) to Janet Leigh in Psycho (1960). Delving further, he examines the ways that sex and sexuality are presented through Hitchcock's characters, reflecting the director's own complex relationship with sexuality. Detailing the fluidity of acting -- both what it means to act on film and how the process varies in each actor's career -- Callahan examines the spectrum of treatment and direction Hitchcock provided well- and lesser-known actors alike, including Ingrid Bergman, Henry Kendall, Joan Barry, Robert Walker, Jessica Tandy, Kim Novak, and Tippi Hedren. As Hitchcock believed, the best actor was one who could "do nothing well" - but behind an outward indifference to his players was a sophisticated acting theorist who often drew out great performances. The Camera Lies unpacks Hitchcock's legacy both as a director who continuously taught audiences to distrust appearance, and as a man with an uncanny insight into the human capacity for deceit and misinterpretation.

Cowboys, Gamblers and Hustlers

Cowboys, Gamblers and Hustlers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bryon Wolford,Shane Smith
Editor: Cardoza Publishing
ISBN: 1580424724
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This inside looks at the early glory days of hold'em, playing in smoky backrooms with legends such as Titanic Thompson and Doyle Brunson. Get a look at vintage Las Vegas when Cowboy's friend, Benny Binion ruled Glitter Gulch and ride along with the road gamblers as they faded the white line from Dallas to Shreveport to Houston in the 1960s in search of games. Read fascinating yarns about life on the rough and tumble, and colorful adventures as a road gambler; feel the fear and frustration of being hijacked, getting arrested for playing poker, and having to outwit card sharps and scam artists. Wolford survived it all to win a gold bracelet at the World Series playing with poker greats Amarillo Slim Preston, Johnny Moss and 1978 World Champion, Bobby Baldwin. Wolford also won 30 rodeo belt buckles. Baldwin says, Cowboy is probably the best gambling story teller in the world.

Skin in the Game

Skin in the Game Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rick Lawrence
Editor: Kregel Publications
ISBN: 0825443598
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Christians are longing for more life in their lives, a sense that they’re more present to Jesus and to their own story in the everyday. They’re looking for the answer to the deepest question of human experience: “How do I find the freedom I crave, and become the person I long to be?” Too often, though, they’re scared to risk too much to find the answer—so they simply continue to lead lives of “quiet desperation.” Rick Lawrence says that’s exactly the problem. We’ve seen too much. We know too much. And so we manage our risk so well that we choke off the very fuel that our soul needs to stay alive. In fact, risk should be a primary aspect of our relationship with Jesus, not the thing we avoid. In this book, Lawrence argues that if we pay attention to the way Jesus related to people, we discover that he asked every person he ever met to put their “skin in the game”—invest part of themselves. Only then did they find the life they always longed for. Lawrence asks eight key questions, including: • Will you embrace your shame? • Will you receive grace? • Will you confront your fears? • Will you wait, even when all hope is lost? With a vigorous, fast-paced, and conversational style, he uses these questions plus stories straight from Scripture and pop-culture corollaries to explore the kinds of risks we find in our lives today and how to stop waiting and start going all in for Jesus.

Reskin Game In A Day

Reskin Game In A Day Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Raweewan M.
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มันคงจะดีหากเราสามารถสร้างเกมส์มือถือได้ใน 1 วัน และเริ่มสร้างรายได้ได้ตั้งแต่วันแรกที่เกมส์เข้าสู่ App Store คุณเคยมีปัญหาแบบนี้หรือไม่? อยากทำเกมส์บนมือถือแต่เขียนโปรแกรมไม่เป็น ไม่รู้ว่าต้องเริ่มต้นอย่างไร….eBook เล่มนี้จะช่วยชี้แนะแนวทางการสร้างเกมส์บนมือถือในอีกรูปแบบที่เราเรียกว่า “Re-Skin” เกมส์โดยที่ไม่ต้องเขียนโปรแกรมเลยหรือเขียนเพิ่มเติมเพียงส่วนน้อย ซึ่งปัญหาเหล่านี้เราสามารถ Outsource งานให้คนอื่นๆ มาช่วยเราได้ อยากเริ่มต้นสร้างรายได้ด้วยเกมส์บนมือถือ แต่ไม่รู้จะเริ่มต้นยังไง ต้องใช้อะไรบ้าง….eBook เล่มนี้จะช่วยชี้แนะแนวทางการสร้างรายได้แบบรวดเร็วตั้งแต่วันแรกที่เกมส์เราถูก Upload เข้า App Store (ส่วนใหญ่จะเป็นรายได้จาก Advertising) อยากรู้ว่าการ Re-Skin เกมส์สามารถทำรายได้ได้จริงหรือไม่ แล้วมีเทคนิคในการทำอย่างไร ที่สามารถทำได้รวดเร็วขึ้น….eBook เล่มนี้จะช่วยแนะแนวทางตั้งแต่เริ่มต้นไปจนถึงเกมส์ขึ้น App Store เลยทีเดียว ไม่รู้ว่าการ Re-Skin เกมส์คืออะไร….eBook เล่มนี้จะช่วยอธิบายว่าการ Re-Skin เกมส์คืออะไร ด้วยภาษาที่เข้าใจง่ายผ่านประสบการณ์ของผู้เขียน สิ่งที่คุณจะได้จาก eBook เล่มนี้ เนื้อหาภายใน eBook กว่า 141 หน้าและ Cast Study จริงในการทำ Re-Skin Game บนมือถือตั้งแต่เริ่มต้น!!! Chapter 1: คุยกันก่อนเริ่มต้นทำ Re-skin Game Chapter 2: Tools ที่ต้องใช้ในการทำ Re-skin Game 2.1 Mobile Application คืออะไร 2.2 Re-skin Game & App คืออะไร 2.3 Tools ที่ต้องใช้ในการทำ Re-skin Game มีอะไรบ้าง Chapter 3: Market Research & Basic ASO 3.1 App Annie ( 3.2 Prioridata ( 3.3 SensorTower ( 3.4 Keyword Research และเทคนิคที่ผู้เขียนใช้แบบง่าย 3.5 การทำ Local ASO สำคัญอย่างไร (เน้นที่ iOS) Chapter 4: แหล่งในการหา Code สำหรับ Reskin Game 4.1 Chupamobile ( 4.2 GameGorillaz ( 4.3 SellMyApp ( 4.4 Outsource Chapter 5: เครื่องมือและแหล่งในการหา Graphic 5.1 Outsource Graphic Designer 5.2 FreePik ( 5.3 Pixabay ( 5.4 StockPhoto Site 5.5 Graphic Format & Program Chapter 6: การสร้างรายได้ในเกมส์ (Ads & iAP) 6.1 Admob ( 6.2 Unity Ads ( 6.3 Ads Network เจ้าอื่นๆ 6.4 iAP (In-app Purchase) Chapter 7: Buildbox 7.1 Buildbox คืออะไร 7.2 Game ที่เหมาะสำหรับ Buildbox 7.3 Re-skin With Buildbox 7.4 Monetize With Buildbox (Mostly Ads) 7.5 Export to IOS Project 7.6 Export to Android Project Chapter 8: Unity ( 8.1 Unity คืออะไร 8.2 Game ที่เหมาะสำหรับ Unity 8.3 การติดตั้งโปรแกรม Unity และทำไมต้องมี Unity หลาย Version ในเครื่องเดียว 8.4 Re-skin With Unity 8.5 Monetize With Unity (Ads & iAP) 8.6 Export to IOS Project 8.7 Export to Android Project Chapter 9: อัพเกมส์ขึ้น iOS Store 9.1 Tool ที่ต้องใช้สำหรับ iOS App และหนทางหากไม่มี Mac เป็นของตนเอง 9.2 การสมัคร Apple Developer Account 9.3 Creating a Distribution Certificate and .p12 File 9.4 การสร้าง App ID และ Provision Profile 9.5 การ Create App และ Submit App to iOS Store 9.6 การ Review App และปัญหาที่อาจจะพบเจอ Chapter 10: อัพเกมส์ขึ้น Google Play Store Chapter 11: Case Study: Reskin Game In A Day And More....

Match Play

Match Play Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jerry Travis
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781469106403
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Have a quirky multi-millionaire build a quirky golf course in the hills of western Pennsylvania. Then mix in a variety of normal and not-so-normal folks to play golf on that course, and you have the setting for Match Play, a novel about bitter rivalries in golf and romance. Shallow Creek Country Club is a course with several deliberately odd designs by its owner and architect, a man who made enough money in ball-bearings during World War II to indulge his fantasies about a golf course that includes one large sand green in honor of his father’s memory, a pipe through a fairway hillside for those who want to play a little putt-putt golf, a green with a huge maple in the middle, and an underground cavern that was originally built as a bomb shelter but later turned into a cool stopping-off spot in the middle of a round. The cavern sits beneath one high hill overlooking most of the holes on the course and has a long tunnel leading back to the clubhouse. The story takes place in the late spring and summer of 1986 and is told from the point of view of a young English teacher and low-handicap golfer named Tom MacKenzie. He is romantically involved with his co-worker-counselor, Pat Thompson, as well as one of his graduating seniors, Amy Forrest, and he’s not sure how he should handle the situation. Both Pat and Amy are good golfers, Pat about a twelve handicap and Amy a single-digit and getting better all the while. To further complicate things, Pat Thompson is also involved with Roger Burdis, a newly wealthy Floridian who has inherited money from an aunt and returned to Porter, Pennsylvania, to live. Roger Burdis is a borderline psychotic with an almost instant hatred for Tom, or Mac as all his friends call him. They encounter each other in several matches on the golf course, in a poker game in the club house, and in a variety of social situations, all leading up to one final confrontation on the golf course, but not for a golf match—a middle-of-the-night match of wits with lives at stake. The plot includes several dashes of humor, a slice or two of sex, several layers of suspense, and enough golf to satisfy any club golfer in the country. And a conclusion as exciting as any Kentucky Derby photo finish.

Archaeology to Delight and Instruct

Archaeology to Delight and Instruct Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Heather Burke,Claire E Smith
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 131543363X
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This book presents novel and interesting ways of teaching archaeological concepts and processes to college and university students. Seeking alternatives to the formal lecture format, the various contributions seek better ways of communicating the complexities of human behavior and of engaging students in active learning about the past. This collection of imaginative exercises designed by 20 master instructors on three continents includes role-playing, games, simulations, activities, and performance, all designed to teach archaeological concepts in interesting and engaging ways.

Talkin' to Myself

Talkin' to Myself Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Taft
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136734015
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Talkin' to Myself: Blues Lyrics, 1921-1942 is a compendium of lyrics by the great blues recording artists of the classic blues era. It includes over 2000 songs, transcribed directly from the original recordings, making it by far the most comprehensive and accurate collection of blues lyrics available.

The Essential James Garner

The Essential James Garner Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stephen H. Ryan,Paul J. Ryan
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442278218
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Since his television debut in the mid-1950s, James Garner entertained millions of fans on screens both big and small. From supporting roles in memorable films like Sayonara and The Notebook to leading roles in box office hits including The Great Escape, Victor / Victoria, and the feature film version of Maverick, the actor appeared in some of the most entertaining movies of all time. In The Essential James Garner, Stephen H. Ryan and Paul J. Ryan consider the prolific output of one of America’s most beloved actors. This book looks at the key feature films, made-for-television movies, and television episodes of Garner’s career. The authors discuss each of the actor’s most well-known films—The Great Escape, The Americanization of Emily, Support Your Local Sheriff! and Murphy’s Romance, among others—as well as critically acclaimed television movies including Barbarians at the Gate, Breathing Lessons, Decoration Day, Heartsounds, My Names Is Bill W., and Promise. Each entry provides details about the film’s production, critical reception, and commercial success. The best episodes of Garner’s two iconic television, Maverick and The Rockford Files—as well as his highly regarded but little seen series Nichols—are also identified. The authors make clear why these choices are indispensable viewings, not only for those already familiar with Garner, but also for those who have yet to enjoy the work of this Oscar nominee and multiple Emmy winner. A tribute to the career of a Hollywood legend, The Essential James Garner will appeal to anyone wanting to know more about the actor’s best films and programs.

The Future of Whiteness

The Future of Whiteness Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Linda Martín Alcoff
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745685463
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White identity is in ferment. White, European Americans living in the United States will soon share an unprecedented experience of slipping below 50% of the population. The impending demographic shifts are already felt in most urban centers and the effect is a national backlash of hyper-mobilized political, and sometimes violent, activism with a stated aim that is simultaneously vague and deadly clear: 'to take our country back.' Meanwhile the spectre of 'minority status' draws closer, and the material advantages of being born white are eroding. This is the political and cultural reality tackled by Linda Martín Alcoff in The Future of Whiteness. She argues that whiteness is here to stay, at least for a while, but that half of whites have given up on ideas of white supremacy, and the shared public, material culture is more integrated than ever. More and more, whites are becoming aware of how they appear to non-whites, both at home and abroad, and this is having profound effects on white identity in North America. The young generation of whites today, as well as all those who follow, will have never known a country in which they could take white identity as the unchallenged default that dominates the political, economic and cultural leadership. Change is on the horizon, and the most important battleground is among white people themselves. The Future of Whiteness makes no predictions but astutely analyzes the present reaction and evaluates the current signs of turmoil. Beautifully written and cogently argued, the book looks set to spark debate in the field and to illuminate an important area of racial politics.

Television Series and Specials Scripts, 1946Ð1992

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Editor: McFarland
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Television Series and Specials Scripts, 1946Ð1992 by Summary

In the early days of television, many of its actors, writers, producers and directors came from radio. This crossover endowed the American Radio Archives with a treasure trove of television documents. The collected scripts span more than 40 years of American television history, from live broadcasts of the 1940s to the late 1980s. They also cover the entire spectrum of television entertainment programming, including comedies, soap operas, dramas, westerns, and crime series. The archives cover nearly 1,200 programs represented by more than 6,000 individual scripts. Includes an index of personal names, program and episode titles and production companies, as well as a glossary of industry terms.


Skin Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sergio del Molino
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1509547878
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Skin is the border of our body and, as such, it is that through which we relate to others but also what separates us from them. Through skin, we speak: when we display it, when we tan it, when we tattoo it, or when we mute it by covering it with clothes. Skin exhibits social relationships, displays power and the effects of power, explains many things about who we are, how others perceive us and how we exist in the world. And when it gets sick, it turns us into monsters. In Skin, Sergio del Molino speaks of these monsters in history and literature, whose lives have been tormented by bad skin: Stalin secretly taking a bath in his dacha, Pablo Escobar getting up late and shutting himself in the shower, Cyndi Lauper performing a commercial for a medicine promising relief from skin disease, John Updike sunburned in the Caribbean, Nabokov writing to his wife from exile, ‘Everything would be fine, if it weren’t for the damned skin.’ As a psoriasis sufferer, Sergio del Molino includes himself in this gallery of monsters through whose stories he delves into the mysteries of skin. What is for some a badge of pride and for others a source of anguish and shame, skin speaks of us and for us when we don’t speak with words.

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