Book of Month

February 15, 2018

From Riches to Rags

"From Riches to Rags" by Jaclyn Howell

Most people anticipate a success story that describes a character's (real life or fictional) triumph from rags to riches. What if we turn the tables and read about an already "lucky" character who was practically born with a silver spoon in her mouth, looks down upon others who have less than her or who don't meet her standards, feels entitled to get what she desires from others, and gets away with countless bullying antics at school since her father knows what strings to pull to get her out of trouble? Meet Serendipity (a.k.a. Serene), who needs to be humbled in her world of entitlement to fill the endless void she is trying to fill. How will she turn from her vacant and selfish ways if she doesn't have God in her life? Does she need to lose everything and go from riches to rags to find her purpose in the life that God intended for her?

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February 15, 2018

Heartaches

"Heartaches Bad Boy Vibes 3 part series" by H M Irwing 

| Book 1 | Book 2 | Book 3 | Facebook | Author | Anna Walter-Simmons, a student at a vocational college, and Rafe Luis Brown, a soldier who just made it back from Syria, both have had quite their share of turmoil in life.  Having had her trust broken before and her heart shattered, Anna makes a conscious decision never again to fall for the first man who knocks at her door. Then comes Rafe, a pale shadow of the soldier he once was, broken from his experiences in Syria. The two are immediately drawn to each other’s dark pasts while still trying to find their place in such a cruel world. As the story develops, so does the bond between, but so do the forces that try to break them and drag them to the lowest pits of despair.  Whether they make it together depends on whether they can face their deepest of fears, but will they ever be able to trust anyone after such horrid ordeals? Only time and their strength of love will tell…

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February 14, 2018

Tools to Transform your Tomorrows

"Tools to Transform your Tomorrows" by Skye McKenzie

Lasting Change for Those Who Want a Better Life. Do you struggle with a lack of passion for life, toxic or volatile relationships, a well-defined purpose? Do you feel a sense that there’s something more to this life but you don't know what it is? If you desire focus and clarity in your life, you must go within. Tools to Transform your Tomorrows will help you to adapt to your changing environment, find peace within, discover who you truly are, overcome fear, manage your emotions, and develop a healthy sense of self-esteem and an overall sense of confidence and self-worth. After struggling through thirty years of painful searching for coping tools in all the wrong places, Skye McKenzie finally discovered what it meant to surrender. She has compiled forty-five tools that she has used to change her life, and now she wants to share them with you. Start today to implement the changes you need to unleash your true self and live the life you love.

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February 13, 2018

Meta Leadership

"Meta Leadership" by J. Michael Stattelman

This book is focused on "Next Practices" over "Best Practices",proven effective, adaptable and evolutionary modeled after the hyper-competitive landscape the world has become. From CIO, CTO, Director, Supervisor, Manager, Program/Project manager, Architect, Engineer, Tech lead, Business Analyst, Test lead, Data scientist, Data modeler, DBA, Developer or Tester. Whether you work in Management, Analytics, Operations, Marketing, Software, Hardware, Networking, Accounting, Social Media, Help Desk, Sales, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals, Retail, Food Service, Staffing or Compliance and want better. The strategies and tactics herein are proven to make things happen if you apply them. We will cover everything from end to end of what it takes to dramatically increase your competency as well as how to garner support and relentless execution . Such topics as latency, data ecosystems, real incentives versus typical raises. War gaming scenarios, The power of 3's, H.A.N.D.S. 360, A/B Testing, How to deal with the Agency Problem, How to run effective meetings, How to continuously get better and faster at decision making, as well as how to get your clients to enjoy paying you and spending more. There is no other text on the market that has the breadth as well as depth of actions for you to take to launch yourself, team, unit and organization forward TODAY, completely sustainable and portable for where ever your career takes you. Technology touches every industry and in a nightmarish paradox it changes at a faster rate than any other industry. You must accept that; you have to adapt with the changes or get left behind like so many once great organizations and the individuals that not only ran them into the ground but the "yes" men and women that were employed by them that allowed it to happen. Today's IT as well as business leaders have to account for digital disruption at rapidly approaching paranoia levels. No entity, organization or government is beyond its reach. Not manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, retail, construction, legal, transportation, military or even civil infrastructure.

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