The Danes are the happiest people in the world, and pay the highest taxes.´Neutral´ Sweden is one of the biggest arms manufacturers in the world. Finns have the largest per capita gun ownership after the US and Yemen. 54 per cent of Icelanders believe in elves. Norway is the richest country on earth. 5 per cent of Danish men have had sex with an animal. Michael Booth has lived among the Scandinavians, on and off, for over ten years, perplexed by their many strange paradoxes and character traits and equally bemused by the unquestioning enthusiasm for all things Nordic and hygge that has engulfed the rest of the world. He leaves his adopted home of Denmark and embarks on a journey through all five of the Nordic countries to discover who these curious tribes are, the secrets of their success and, most intriguing of all, what they think of each other. Along the way a more nuanced, often darker picture emerges of a region plagued by taboos, characterised by suffocating parochialism and populated by extremists of various shades.´The next Bill Bryson.´ New York Times Winner of the Best Narrative Travel Book Award from the British Guild of Travel Writers
A National Book Award-winning author travels the globe and meets with impoverished individuals where they live to document firsthand the causes and effects of poverty. Two 16-page photo inserts. That was the simple yet groundbreaking question William T. Vollmann asked in cities and villages around the globe. The result of Vollmann´s fearless inquiry is a view of poverty unlike any previously offered. Poor People struggles to confront poverty in all its hopelessness and brutality, its pride and abject fear, its fierce misery and quiet resignation, allowing the poor to explain the causes and consequences of their impoverishment in their own cultural, social, and religious terms. With intense compassion and a scrupulously unpatronizing eye, Vollmann invites his readers to recognize in our fellow human beings their full dignity, fallibility, pride, and pain, and the power of their hard-fought resilience.
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Discover the secrets to influencing the performance of the people you lead Managers don´t get paid for what they do but rather for the performance of their people; therefore, a manager´s most important job is coaching behaviors in order to improve performance. In People Follow You managers will learn five easily understood and implemented levers critical to influencing the performance of the people they lead. Ultimately, people follow people that they like, trust, and believe in. Understand how to build stronger relationships with direct and indirect reports that lead to loyalty, higher productivity, and long-term development. Relevant to middle and high level managers, People Follow You provides a foundation for managing people. Practical lessons help managers employ winning interpersonal skills to move others to take action. - Learn how to leverage the basics of interpersonal relationships to inspire others to take action - Get a simple and actionable formula for connecting with employees and indirect reports and gaining their buy-in through the use of personal power vs. the power of authority - Discover the fundamental on-the-job coaching skills that deliver instant performance improvement - Author Jeb Blount is the most downloaded sales expert in iTunes history; his Sales Gravy and Sales Guy audio programs have been downloaded more than 3 million times When all else is stripped away, people don´t work for companies, paychecks, perks, or slogans, people work for you. Become a manager people will follow, and lead your team to greater achievements and measurable gains.
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´´Fall´s most provocative YA read.´´ -Entertainment Weekly A New York Times bestseller. Someone will shoot. And someone will die. A compelling and complex novel about gun violence and white supremacy from #1 New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins. People kill people. Guns just make it easier. A gun is sold in the classifieds after killing a spouse, bought by a teenager for needed protection. But which was it? Each has the incentive to pick up a gun, to fire it. Was it Rand or Cami, married teenagers with a young son? Was it Silas or Ashlyn, members of a white supremacist youth organization? Daniel, who fears retaliation because of his race, who possessively clings to Grace, the love of his life? Or Noelle, who lost everything after a devastating accident, and has sunk quietly into depression? One tense week brings all six people into close contact in a town wrought with political and personal tensions. Someone will fire. And someone will die. But who?
Bekommen zwei, die in ihrem Leben noch nie einem Partner treu sein konnten, eine zweite Chance auf die Liebe? Nach einem gemeinsamen One Night Stand im College treffen die beiden New Yorker Lainey (Alison Brie) und Jake (Jason Sudeikis) zufällig aufeinander und entdecken, dass sie beide dasselbe Problem teilen: Monogamie ist eine zu große Herausforderung, keiner von beiden hatte je eine längere Partnerschaft. Sie sind entschlossen, für immer Freunde zu bleiben und dem Sex - trotz der spürbaren Anziehung - keine Chance mehr zu geben. Ein Pakt der leichter ausgesprochen als einzuhalten ist...
´´´´The path the slave took to ´citizenship´ is what I want to look at. And I make my analogy through the slave citizen´s music -- through the music that is most closely associated with him: blues and a later, but parallel development, jazz... [If] the Negro represents, or is symbolic of, something in and about the nature of American culture, this certainly should be revealed by his characteristic music.´´´´ So says Amiri Baraka in the Introduction to ´´Blues People, ´´ his classic work on the place of jazz and blues in American social, musical, economic, and cultural history. From the music of African slaves in the United States through the music scene of the 1960´s, Baraka traces the influence of what he calls ´´negro music´´ on white America -- not only in the context of music and pop culture but also in terms of the values and perspectives passed on through the music. In tracing the music, he brilliantly illuminates the influence of African Americans on American culture and history.