Bringing together 38 tales and sketches, "The 30 000 Dollar Bequest and Other Stories" provides a rare long view of Twain's work, covering virtually his entire career, from "Advice to Young Girls" (a spoof that appeared in 1865, just months before he achieved national acclaim for his "Jumping Frog" tale), to the title story, written in 1904.
Arthur Conan Doyle was an English writer best known for his detective stories about Sherlock Holmes. "Danger! And Other Stories" is a collection of fascinating short stories like "One Crowded Hour," "A Point of View," "How It Happened," "The Prisoner's Defence," and "Three of Them."
Learn to tell stories that have the power to inspire, motivate, and sell Storytelling in business is a skill that's rarely taught—and often forgotten. But it gives those who get it right the power to inspire and engage people more than any pie chart or spreadsheet ever will. Stories foster a deeply human connection, and Power Stories: The 8 Stories You Must Tell to Build an Epic Business gives readers the skills they need to master this lost art to make sales and seal deals. Whether it's in person or online, storytelling is an influential and persuasive tool. This book reveals how to discover the stories sitting under your nose and harness them for your business. From power stories readers need to know to how to turn prospects into customers, and customers into raving fans, the book covers exactly how and when to employ the power of storytelling, and is packed with proven strategies and real-life examples that bring the key concepts to life. Explains why storytelling is the ultimate tool for business success, revealing the 8 stories that any professional needs to be able to tell Includes proven strategies, tools, and techniques for mastering the lost art of storytelling in the business world, including the use of online tools and platforms Features real-life examples of businesses and entrepreneurs from around the world who have used storytelling to grow and thrive Written by Valerie Khoo, a respected small business commentator and successful entrepreneur, Power Stories gives professionals everywhere the tools they need to craft and tell great stories to create a competitive advantage.
"You should not overlook the potential genius in this concept." –Geoffrey Moore, consultant and author, Dealing with Darwin «Since he first identified 'information systems as mirrors of the people who build them' for me, I have seen it operate in many ways. It is a fascinating idea, and a completely new way of thinking about technology.» –Sean Moriarty, Chief Operating Officer, Ticketmaster «This book makes for compelling reading–it's easy to become immersed in the stories, and the insights gradually grow in the reader's mind as they take root in the character's minds. This is quite a useful work. The ideas presented here could be quickly put to practical use in any organization.» –Mohamed Muhsin, VP and CIO, The World Bank A breakthrough exploration of information systems as mirrors of the people who build them. Packed with truer-than-life stories, stimulating characters, and unique IT analysis, Lessons in Grid Computing finally declares: * Our systems will not «talk to each other» if our people are not talking to each other * We must transform ourselves to the same degree that we want to transform our systems * To correct problems in our information systems, we must first address the problems between the people that build and support them Discover how to adjust your management style to enable the next generation of technologies with the help of Lessons in Grid Computing.
The next best thing to not having a brother (as I do not) is to have Brothers. —Gay Talese Here is a tapestry of stories about the complex and unique relationship that exists between brothers. In this book, some of our finest authors take an unvarnished look at how brothers admire and admonish, revere and revile, connect and compete, love and war with each other. With hearts and minds wide open, and, in some cases, with laugh-out-loud humor, the writers tackle a topic that is as old as the Bible and yet has been, heretofore, overlooked. Contributors range in age from twenty-four to eighty-four, and their stories from comic to tragic. Brothers examines and explores the experiences of love and loyalty and loss, of altruism and anger, of competition and compassion—the confluence of things that conspire to form the unique nature of what it is to be and to have a brother. “Brother.” One of our eternal and quintessential terms of endearment. Tobias Wolff writes, “The good luck of having a brother is partly the luck of having stories to tell.” David Kaczynski, brother of “The Unabomber”: “I’ll start with the premise that a brother shows you who you are—and also who you are not. He’s an image of the self, at one remove . . . You are a ‘we’ with your brother before you are a ‘we’ with any other.” Mikal Gilmore refers to brotherhood as a “fidelity born of blood.” We’ve heard that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. But where do the apples fall in relation to each other? And are we, in fact, our brothers’ keepers, after all? These stories address those questions and more, and are, like the relationships, full of intimacy and pain, joy and rage, burdens and blessings, humor and humanity.
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell was an English novelist, biographer, and short story writer. This volume contains ten short stories, including touching and emotional Lizzie Leigh - a poignant tale about illicit love. It deals with the story of a young girl Lizzie who commits a sin and has to deal with consequences. Gaskell brilliantly portraits the deep and true relations of a family.
Dragons have invaded Crumbling Castle, and all of Kong Arthur's knights are either on holiday or visiting their grannies. It's a disaster! Luckily, there's a spare suit of armour and a very small boy called Ralph who's willing to fill it. Together with Fortnight the Friday knight and Fossfidd the wizard, Ralph sets out to defeat the fearsome fire-dreathers. But there's a teeny weeny surprise in store…
It is the story of one unremarkable steamship captain, pitted against a storm of incredible fury. Captain Macwhirr has a reputation as a solid, steadfast man, who "having just enough imagination to carry him through each successive day, and no more" cannot fully believe any storm would be a match for his powerful ship. When the barometer and other clues begin to hint at trouble ahead, he is only moderately concerned and unwilling to change course and lose precious time-a decision that may prove more costly than he could ever have imagined.
Jack London (1876 - 1916) was an American novelist, journalist and social activist. Pioneering the genre of magazine fiction and prototyping science fiction, he became one of the first writers, who gained worldwide fame and a large fortune. "Moon-Face'and Other Stories" is a collection that contains many wonderful stories like "The Leopard Man's Story", "Local Colour", "Amateur Night", and "The Minions of Midas"