Rough Diamond

Turning Disruption Into Advantage in Business and Life

Author: Nicole Yershon

Publisher: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Press via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1946697559

Category: Education

Page: 250

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In life you are most likely to regret that you didn’t do more of what you love... You will likely feel as though you spent your professional life getting up, going to the office and living the same day over and over, week after week, year after year, decade after decade. Ironically, it’s the same people who wind up regretting not doing more who spend their careers resisting change and shutting down creative ideas. I know, because I spent nearly two decades as a change agent in a large advertising agency. If you found your way to this book, chances are it’s because you have a fire in your belly, a hunger for change, and a belief in the transformative power of disruption. If you found this book, it’s probably because you know it’s time to shake things up but you’re not quite sure how. This book puts you on notice. You have it within your power to do more and be more, and I’m going to give you the tools to start. This is your opportunity to change your destiny, so you are the statistical anomaly - the Rough Diamond - who shines bright, even if unpolished, and savors each day for the opportunity it presents to innovate, connect and disrupt the status quo. "Ultimately, this book is about how to live a truthful life without regrets. It's about how to turn the inevitable disruptions into advantages - and in doing so - polish your own diamond." (Nicole Yershon) Readers' reviews "A great insight into how to make things happen, nurture people in the workplace, and believe in yourself. Truly inspiring!" - 5 stars "This is not your typical business book and that's what makes it perfect" - 5 stars "Wonderfully inspiring!" - 5 stars About the Author Nicole Yershon is a maverick, inspiration and the original rough diamond. She is, at once a consultant, speaker, judge, mentor and connector. She works on the front line of innovation - bringing organisations kicking and screaming into the 21st century. In that sense she properly defines disruption. Nicole is the founder of Lab For HireTM and before that the Ogilvy Labs – a dedicated Innovation unit of Ogilvy & Mather Group. Part of WPP Group plc.Just a few of the clients she has worked with over recent years. Amex, IBM, BP, Crimestoppers, Selfridges, Unilever, BA and Wetherspoons.

The Dirty Parts of the Bible

A Novel

Author: Sammy Conner

Publisher: Sammy Conner

ISBN: 1419667394

Category: Fiction

Page: 271

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'Sweet and funny.' —Kirkus Discoveries It's 1936 and 19-year-old Tobias Henry is stuck in the frozen hinterlands of Michigan. Tobias is obsessed with two things: God and girls. Mostly girls. But being a Baptist preacher's son, he can't escape God. When his father is blinded in a bizarre accident, Tobias rides the rails to Texas in search of a lost fortune. Along the way, he is initiated into the hobo brotherhood by Craw, a ribald yet wise black man. Obstacles arise in the form of a saucy prostitute, a giant catfish, and a flaming boxcar. But when he meets Sarah, a tough farm girl under a dark curse, he finds out that the greatest challenge of all is love.

Rough Hard Fierce

Author: Skye Warren

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781517157395

Category:

Page: 440

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Contains ROUGH, HARD, and FIERCE - all three books in Colin and Allie's story! "[E]motional, dark, erotic, suspenseful, traumatic and raw. It will have your heart hurting yet you will laugh plenty too. I can highly recommend this series." ~ TotallyBooked Blog ROUGH I have a dark secret, a pressure valve, a rare moment just for myself. On these nights I visit a club. There I find men who give me what I need. Men who aren't afraid to take what they want. Men like Colin. HARD What Colin doesn't know can't hurt him. At least that's what I tell myself about the secrets I keep. I don't have a choice, not if I want to keep my daughter safe. There are enemies in the shadows waiting to strike from all sides. I'm holding them out with my bare hands, but it's hard not to get crushed in the process. FIERCE I'm torn between what I want and what I need. Between the men in my past and the man by myside. Colin has tried to control me, to use me. He also guards me so fiercely my heart aches. But there's no protection left for me. This is my battle, and I've already lost. "[H]eartbreaking, and dark, and very emotional" ~ Rhonda, Sam E and R's Awesomeness!

Rough Ride

A True Brothers MC Novel

Author: Gillian Archer

Publisher: Loveswept

ISBN: 1101969547

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

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Hang on tight. When it comes to love, this loyal soldier plays rough. “The sexy, alluring bad boys of the True Brothers MC will make your mouth water.”—New York Times bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin Amber: Two years ago I would’ve made a play for a guy like “Bam” in a heartbeat. That was before my father died in a puddle of blood in the middle of a parking lot, before I swore off his fellow bikers and their stupid “business.” But I still need answers about what happened to my dad, which is why I’m poking around at a nightclub owned by the Russian mafia. And that’s where I run into Bam, who carries me out of the club in his ridiculously strong arms like I was True Brothers property. Bam: Motorcycle club princess Amber Bennett is the last person I’d expect to see at a club like Howl. She’s flirting with some dangerous people, and it’s my duty to step in and protect her before she gets in over her head. Like I don’t have enough on my mind without cleaning up Amber’s drama. Besides, she’s the definition of off-limits. If only she weren’t so f***ing hot. And determined to take care of everything herself. And oddly vulnerable. Because when we cross the line, I’m forced to choose between my true family—or my true feelings. Look for all of Gillian Archer’s smoldering True Brothers MC romances: RUTHLESS | REBELLIOUS | RESILIENT | ROUGH RIDE And don’t miss RELUCTANTLY ROYAL, “an entertaining, sexy, opposites-attract romance” (Harlequin Junkie). This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title. “[Gillian] Archer’s expert characterization [adds] spice. She throws in a well-timed surprise and an emotionally satisfying ending that will leave readers wanting more. It’s easy to cheer for these tough characters and their tender hearts”—Publishers Weekly

The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald,Matthew Joseph Bruccoli

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684842505

Category: Fiction

Page: 797

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F. Scott Fitzgerald is best known for his novels such as THE GREAT GATSBY, but during his all-too-brief literary life, he sold some 160 short stories to popular magazines. Here, noted scholar and biographer Matthew Bruccoli assembles in one volume the full scope of the best of Fitzgerald's short fiction. These 43 sparkling masterpieces are offered in a handsome Scribner Classics edition, perfect for the home library.

Getting Rough

Author: C.L. Parker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 034941047X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Hotshot San Diego sports agent Shaw Matthews and his sexy professional adversary Cassidy Whalen have gone head-to-head in the boardroom - and the bedroom. Now Shaw has scored a big promotion - but only because Cassidy turned it down and ran off. There are many things he wants when it comes to Cassidy . . . but her pity isn't one of them. So Shaw rushes to a small town in Maine to retrieve his dignity - and maybe the woman he's hungry to claim once more. Cassidy has pushed herself to the max to realize her career dreams - until a family crisis brings her home. But Shaw isn't letting Cassidy go that easily. Neither is gorgeous Casey Michaels, the childhood sweetheart she left behind - and who now wants to win her back. As the rivalry between the two alpha males intensifies, and Shaw's seductive moves reach a whole new level of heat, Cassidy has to make a choice. And this time, it's for the highest stakes of all.

The Outsiders

Author: S. E. Hinton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101642610

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 208

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50 years of an iconic classic! This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a heroic story of friendship and belonging. No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends—true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect—until the night someone takes things too far. The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the YA genre. S. E. Hinton's classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published. "The Outsiders transformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world." —The New York Times "Taut with tension, filled with drama." —The Chicago Tribune "[A] classic coming-of-age book." —Philadelphia Daily News A New York Herald Tribune Best Teenage Book A Chicago Tribune Book World Spring Book Festival Honor Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults Winner of the Massachusetts Children's Book Award From the Trade Paperback edition.

Rough Trade

Author: Todd Robinson

Publisher: Polis Books

ISBN: 1943818150

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The long-awaited second novel in Todd Robinson's Anthony Award-nominated Boo and Junior series The long-awaited second novel in Todd Robinson's Anthony Award-nominated Boo and Junior series The long-awaited second novel in Todd Robinson’s Anthony Award-nominated Boo and Junior series When a waitress at The Cellar asks Boo and Junior to scare her roommate Dana’s harassing ex-boyfriend, Byron, Boo’s white knight impulses kick in and they perform the job with gusto, leaving Byron bloodied but very much alive. So when Byron is found dead, they’re shocked. They’re even more shocked when they learn that nothing is what they originally thought, and they’re being held accountable in the man's death. With Junior called in for questioning, Boo is determined to clear their names by finding Byron’s true killer. It’s a quest in which Boo will have to face down crooked cops, crazed guard dogs, a rival security crew, the Irish mob and—worst of all—his own ingrained prejudices. Action-packed, outrageously funny, and brutally honest, Rough Trade brings back crime fiction’s favorite bouncers and takes them well out of their comfort zone in a novel that’s whip-smart, hilarious, gritty and above all human, proving that Todd Robinson is one of the most important voices in crime fiction.

Dirty Little Secret

A Secret Baby-Second Chance Romance

Author: Michelle Love

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781719169639

Category:

Page: 268

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Once upon a time, I was nothing more than a bad boy seeking all the tail I could get... Something happened to change all that. Suddenly, chasing women turned into chasing the dream of becoming a doctor. Hard work and determination had me meeting my dream a hell of a lot sooner than most. And with the title of doctor came ready and willing women, set on landing themselves a wealthy physician. Little did they know that I would readily give them some hot, steamy memories to keep, but my heart belonged to someone else. Someone I didn't want to share with anyone. But then she came along, claiming what had always been only mine. And maybe she would claim my heart as well... This book is a full-length standalone Secret Baby-Second chance romance with a guaranteed HEA, no cliffhanger and plenty of steam.

Ride Rough

A Raven Riders Novel

Author: Laura Kaye

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062403397

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Brotherhood. Club. Family. They live and ride by their own rules. These are the Raven Riders... Maverick Rylan won’t apologize for who he is—the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club Vice-President, a sought-after custom bike builder, and a man dedicated to protecting those he loves. So when he learns that the only woman who has ever held his heart is in trouble, he’ll move heaven and earth to save her. Alexa Harmon thought she had it all—the security of a good job, a beautiful home, and a powerful, charming fiancé who offered the life she never had growing up. But when her dream quickly turns into a nightmare, Alexa realizes she’s fallen for a façade she can’t escape—until sexy, dangerous Maverick offers her a way out. Forced together to keep Alexa safe, their powerful attraction reignites and Maverick determines to do whatever it takes to earn a second chance—one Alexa is tempted to give. But her ex-fiancé isn’t going to let her go without a fight, one that will threaten everything they both hold dear. Ride Rough also contains the bonus Hard Ink e-original novella, Hard Ever After!

Raising Kane

Author: Lorelei James

Publisher: LJLA, LLC

ISBN: 1941869491

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

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Raising Kane: Rough Riders Book 9

Redneck Romeo

Author: Lorelei James

Publisher: Ridgeview Publishing

ISBN: 1941869378

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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Redneck Romeo: Rough Riders Book 15

Comfort

The Key to Happiness and Success in Over a Million and a Quarter Homes

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Hard Times

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780141439679

Category: Fiction

Page: 321

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Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Kate Flint.

The Glass Castle

A Memoir

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439156964

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.