The Little Black Book of Writers Wisdom

Author: Steven D. Price
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1626365148
Format: PDF, ePub
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Author and journalist Gene Fowler put it best: “Writing is easy; all you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until the drops of blood form on your forehead.” Anyone who has ever wanted or been required to create something more complicated than a shopping list or a Tweet knows there’s more truth than poetry in the observation. The process can be difficult, frustratingly so when we realize that although we use words all the time, coming up with the right ones can be a daunting task. Even the most celebrated writers have reflected on this creative process, and their observations and conclusions are collected in this book. The compiler, himself no stranger to a blank page or computer screen, has selected the wisest and wittiest utterances on such subjects as why we write (Ernest Hemingway: “I have a good life but I must write because if I do not write a certain amount I do not enjoy the rest of my life.”); how to write (Anton Chekhov: “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”); and writing for money (Cormac McCarthy: “I never had any doubts about my abilities. I knew I could write. I just had to figure out how to eat while doing this.”). It has been said that reading won’t make you a good writer, but it will make you a better writer. Dip into this lively and useful treasure trove, and you’ll be well on your way.

The Little Black Book of Mafia Wisdom

Author: Wesley Jacques
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1620879018
Format: PDF, Mobi
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“Don’t let your tongue be your worst enemy.” —John “Sonny” Franzese “You can go a long way with a smile. You can go a lot farther with a smile and a gun.” —Al Capone “I never lie to any man because I don't fear anyone. The only time you lie is when you are afraid.” —John Gotti Despite the fact that secrecy is vital to the Mob, mobsters have revealed themselves to be notorious gossips, prone to bragging, and even outrageous loudmouths. Delve into the inner workings of the Mob and the mindset of those who run it through these mesmerizing quotes from some of the smoothest and most dangerous criminals, real and fictional, who ever made headlines. Whether they’re spilling to their lawyers or making blood-chilling threats, mobsters reveal startling insights on leadership, guilt, and loyalty. While at times shocking, crude, and even unintentionally funny, these quotes also help us to see the humanity behind these dark bosses of the underworld . . . and give us a little insight into the dark side of our own natures, as well.

The Little Black Book of Political Wisdom

Author: Sanford L. Jacobs
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1632200295
Format: PDF, ePub
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Politics. It’s a word that carries a great deal of weight, and there have been many words spoken about it ever since human beings decided it might be a good idea to come down from the trees and form some kind of government. The Little Black Book of Political Wisdom is an engaging collection of the wisest, funniest, and most insightful words ever said about the world of politics. Gathered here are hundreds of quotations from statesmen and stateswomen, philosophers, foreign leaders, journalists, and other politically astute observers from ancient times to present day. Here are some examples: “Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.” —Henry Adams “I have learned that one of the most important rules of politics is poise—which means looking like an owl after behaving like a jackass.” —Ronald Reagan “Politics are almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can be killed once, but in politics many times.” —Sir Winston Churchill “We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.” —Aesop “Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.” —P. J. O’Rourke

The Little Black Book of Change

Author: Paul Adams
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111920853X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Your go-to-guide to delivering effective and transformative change that lasts All too often, change efforts fail to deliver on their promise. However it is possible to turn an organization around quickly to create a new future — one where people think and behave differently and deliver extraordinary results together. Whether you are the chairman, a board director or an aspiring senior executive, The Little Black Book of Change provides a practical, concise and insightful guide to understanding your organization and inventing something extraordinary. It is not about ‘run of the mill' change programmes. It is about delivering extraordinary results — something that is not at all predictable. It will be your insight into creating significant shifts in the way people think and behave which can be applied in any area you wish; from improving service levels to cost reductions, innovation or increasing market share. Demystifies organisational transformation in 7 practical steps Based on real business case studies Grounded and accessible, rather than purely from theoretical models or processes The authors have 25 years' experience of implementing and facilitating transformations change Visit http://www.littleblackbookofchange.com/

The Little Black Book of Success

Author: Elaine Meryl Brown
Publisher: One World
ISBN: 0345518500
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this engaging and invaluable “mentor in your pocket,” three dynamic and successful black female executives share their strategies to help all black women, at any level of their careers, play the power game—and win. Rich with wisdom, this practical gem focuses on the building blocks of true leadership—self-confidence, effective communication, collaboration, and courage—while dealing specifically with stereotypes (avoid the Mammy Trap, and don’t become the Angry Black Woman) and the perils of self-victimization (don’t assume that every challenge occurs because you are black or female). Some leaders are born, but most leaders are made—and The Little Black Book of Success will show you how to make it to the top, one step at a time. From the Hardcover edition.

Hef s Little Black Book

Author: Hugh M. Hefner
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060585389
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A tribute to Playboy magazine's fiftieth anniversary recounts Hugh Hefner's self-reinvention through its creation, documenting the author's insights into such topics as sex, work, and friendship while sharing previously unpublished archival photographs and illustrations. 100,000 first printing.

Little Black Book The Sunday Times bestseller

Author: Otegha Uwagba
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 000824510X
Format: PDF
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‘Little Black Book is THE book of the year for working women with drive’ Refinery 29 The essential career handbook for creative working women. ‘A compact gem’ Stylist

The Little Black Book of Backstage Etiquette

Author: Brenda Braxton
Publisher: ACT 2 Now What
ISBN: 9780998416717
Format: PDF, ePub
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Finally: a book that just might be the secret to having a long-lasting theater career! You see, The Little Black Book of Backstage Etiquette is the weapon you need to thrive and survive in this crazy arena called Show Business. Because sometimes it might not be solely about your talent; sometimes it's about your reputation. How easy you are to work with. Or even whether you're known for good work ethics.

The Little Black Book of Political Wisdom

Author: Sanford L. Jacobs
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1632200295
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Politics. It’s a word that carries a great deal of weight, and there have been many words spoken about it ever since human beings decided it might be a good idea to come down from the trees and form some kind of government. The Little Black Book of Political Wisdom is an engaging collection of the wisest, funniest, and most insightful words ever said about the world of politics. Gathered here are hundreds of quotations from statesmen and stateswomen, philosophers, foreign leaders, journalists, and other politically astute observers from ancient times to present day. Here are some examples: “Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.” —Henry Adams “I have learned that one of the most important rules of politics is poise—which means looking like an owl after behaving like a jackass.” —Ronald Reagan “Politics are almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can be killed once, but in politics many times.” —Sir Winston Churchill “We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.” —Aesop “Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.” —P. J. O’Rourke

The Little Black Book of Human Resources Management

Author: Barry Wolfe
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781515298427
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Little Black Book of Human Resources Management is loaded with lessons not learned in a book. Instead, it is the product of over 20 years of scraped knuckles and attaboys earned while leading HR in public and private organizations. The book shares hard-won advice on what works in a wide range of HR topics, from reductions in force to paying for performance to managing workers compensation to leadership training. But readers will also benefit from experience in the often surprising aspects of HR work that are rarely discussed but are invaluable to success in the role, such as -What all organizations expect from the HR leader, like it or not -The one thing above all else that the company President really wants from the HR leader -How an HR leader can spot the A players and the problem children in the first month on a new job -How to answer the employee who asks if layoffs are coming - and they are Written in a conversational, often humorous style, The Little Black Book of Human Resources Management will shave a few points off the learning curve of anyone looking to advance in the field of human resources management.