Strap in for a supersonic ride asVelocityblasts off at mach speed. From NASA's Cape Canaveral to the Central Australian desert, screenwriter Steve Worland's debut thriller sets a heart-stopping pace. A cast of brilliant characters combined with explosive action make this hugely enjoyable novel a genuine blockbuster. THE ULTIMATE TEST OF COURAGE TheMAN -an astronaut who has lost his mojo TheMISSION -to seek and destroy a hijacked space shuttle TheCARGO -enough weapons grade Uranium-235 to irradiate Manhattan TheSTAKES -the woman he loves and the fate of a city 'A brilliant rollercoaster ride of a novel. I couldn't put it down.'Hugh Jackman 'If you enjoy Matthew Reilly... you'll love this.'Bookseller+Publisher
A missing detective. A bold serial killer. Evidence that makes FBI profiler Karen Vail question the loyalty of those she has entrusted with her life. After a colleague connects Vail with covert Department of Defense operative Hector DeSantos, who has a knack for uncovering difficult-to-locate information, the pair pries loose long-buried secrets and deceptions that reveal a much-larger criminal enterprise at work. As Vail squares off against foes more dangerous than any she has yet encountered, shocking personal and professional truths emerge—truths that may be more than she can handle. In keeping with Alan Jacobson’s page-turning style, Velocity is a high-octane thriller, a memorable work rich in believable characters and an intricately plotted story that’s well-researched and ripped from today’s headlines. Velocity was named one of the Strand Magazine’s top ten books for 2010, Suspense Magazine’s top five thrillers of 2010, Library Journal’s top five thrillers of the year, and the Los Angeles Times’ top picks of the year. Velocity is the second installment of a two-part story that begins with Crush, book two of the Karen Vail Series.
Business & Economics by Dee Jacob,Suzan Bergland,Jeff Cox
Die Topmanagerin Amy Cieolara steht vor der Herausforderung ihres Lebens: Sie muss in kürzester Zeit ihr durch Umstrukturierungen zerrüttetes Unternehmen zum Erfolg führen. Mit herkömmlichen Methoden eine unlösbare Aufgabe, jedoch nicht mit der neuen Managementmethode Velocity, der Synthese aus Goldratts Theory of Constraints, Lean Management und Six Sigma. Velocity garantiert eine zielorientierte qualitative Verbesserung von Prozessen und entscheidende Wettbewerbsvorteile. Nach »Das Ziel« vermittelt dieses Buch in einer Mischung aus Fachinformation und fesselnder Unterhaltung die neue Supertheorie für die Prozessoptimierung. Ein Muss für jeden Manager!
How can you win when the only certainty is change? Highly accessible, lively and inspiring, Velocity draws upon the authors’ unique perspectives and experiences to present seven timeless new laws for businesses and individuals in a world that is dominated by rapid change and digital technology. Written as a fascinating and enjoyable conversation between the authors – Stefan Olander, Vice President of Digital Sport from Nike and Ajaz Ahmed founder and Chairman AKQA – Velocity's up-to-date examples illustrate key lessons, together with insights, ideas and inspiration that individuals and businesses should adopt to thrive in the digital age. Velocity shares the vision and values required to succeed with the untold backstories to influential and iconic innovation. Fast paced, useful, provocative and highly motivating, Velocity is a management book that will arm you with actionable ideas to define your future. Features: - 4 Velocity principles: Speed, Direction, Acceleration, Discipline. - 7 Laws, including 'A Smith & Wesson beats four aces', 'It’s easier done than said', 'Convenient is the enemy of right' and 'No good joke survives a committee of six'.
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER If you don’t take this note to the police . . . I will kill a lovely blond schoolteacher. . . . If you do . . . I will instead kill an elderly woman active in charity work. You have six hours to decide. The choice is yours. The typewritten note under his windshield seems like just a sick joke. But in less than twenty-four hours, Billy Wiles, an ordinary, hardworking guy, is about to see his life take on the speed of a nightmare. Because a young blond schoolteacher is murdered—and now Billy has another note. And another deadline. This time he knows it’s no joke. He’s racing a killer faster than evil itself. And Billy must accept his terrifying challenge: The choice is yours. Think fast. Fear never slows down. . . .
Matt Santini is discontented. An unhappily closeted gay actor, he's just lost his lover and is fast approaching thirty without so much as a decent soap opera callback in sight. 24 year old Richard Lucas has even bigger problems. The newest recruit of fading Formula One team Logan Racing, he's fighting to escape the omnipresent shadow of his ace older brother as well as his burgeoning sexuality. After Matt wins a role in hip new TV drama Nightsearcher (think: Buffy on wheels), the two men begin a secret affair that takes them all over the globe on a collision course between career and companionship in which there can only be one victor. "Robin Tamblyn follows up backdoor-to-Tinseltown blockbuster King of Hollywood with Velocity, a steamy, adrenaline-rush, fast paced novel mixing hot guys, sexy shenanigans and Formula One racing. Written with verve and a youthful edge, Velocity takes you on the inside track to the macho world of racing, where sex and the need for speed meet head on. Fasten your seat belts readers, Velocity is one pleasure-trip of a ride!" -Michael D. Craig Author of The Ice Sculptures: A Novel of Hollywood
Konzeptionalisierung, Operationalisierung und Erfolgswirkung
Author: Alexander Mathieu
Category: Business & Economics
Alexander Mathieu leitet aus der Industrieökonomik, der Evolutionstheorie und der Ressourcentheorie Dimensionen des Konstrukts Strategie in High Velocity Märkten ab. Anschließend weist er empirisch nach, dass Strategie in High Velocity Märkten ein Konstrukt mit sieben Dimensionen darstellt, welches das Wachstum und die Profitabilität von Unternehmen positiv beeinflusst.
A debut collection of short fiction examines the richly varied lives of modern-day women--Greta, a cookbook editor; Nancy, a troubled nine-year-old girl; Delia, an abused wife; and others--in seven intriguing portraits of women of different ages and classes as they deal with fate, motherhood, infidelity, desperation, and other challenges of life. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
A novel exploring the connection between grief and love, this is the story of Ellie Lowell, a college graduate shattered by her mother’s sudden death, whose return to the rural North Carolina town of her childhood marks the beginning of an obsessive, destructive love affair.
‘Everyone falls at the same rate. Isn’t that amazing? Everyone. Everything. A fat man. A little baby. A brick, a piece of paper, a penny. Amazing. Once acceleration gets a hold of you velocity just goes all fuckin’ nuts’ Dot doesn't hate her father, she just wants to explode him out of his office tower to shake things up. Set him off. See what happens. And get an "A" on her science project... Daring to challenge the law of physics, Dot interviews her flailing father and neurotic mother, as their world crashes to the ground. Just imagine. Your life in six seconds.
Business & Economics by Dee Jacob,Suzan Bergland,Jeff Cox
Combining Lean, Six Sigma and the Theory of Constraints to Achieve Breakthrough Performance - A Business Novel
Author: Dee Jacob,Suzan Bergland,Jeff Cox
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Business & Economics
Millions of readers remember The Goal, the landmark business novel that sets forth by way of story the essential principles of Eliyahu Goldratt's innovative methods of production. Now, from the AGI-Goldratt Institute and Jeff Cox, the same creative writer who co-authored The Goal, comes VELOCITY, the book that reveals how to achieve outstanding bottom-line results by integrating the world's three most powerful continuous improvement disciplines: Lean, Six Sigma, and Goldratt's Theory of Constraints. Used by the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps to dramatically improve some of the most complex, logistically vast supply chains in the world, the VELOCITY APPROACH draws on the strengths of all three disciplines to deliver breakthrough performance gains. In physics, speed with direction is velocity; in business, the application of VELOCITY means your organization can achieve operational speed with strategic direction to outmaneuver competitors, gain loyalty with customers, and rapidly build sustainable earnings growth -- in as little as one or two business quarters. Dee Jacob and Suzan Bergland, two princi-pals of AGI, have been teaching the concepts, techniques, and tools of VELOCITY to major corporations, including Procter & Gamble, ITT, and Northrop Grumman, for years. Now they unlock the door for you to see how to apply their insights and methods to your organization -- be it business, not-for-profit, manufacturing, or service based -- in order to shorten lead times, slash inventories, reduce production variability, and increase sales. Writer Jeff Cox returns with the vivid, realistic style that made The Goal so readable yet so edifying. Thrust into the presidency of the subsidiary company where she has managed sales and marketing, Amy Cieolara is mandated by her corporate superiors to implement Lean Six Sigma (LSS) in order to appease a key customer. Assigned to help her is LSS Master Black Belt Wayne Reese, installed as her operations manager. But as time goes on and corporate pressure mounts, Amy finds she has to start thinking for herself -- and learning from everyone around her -- and she arrives at the series of steps that form the core of the VELOCITY APPROACH. VELOCITY offers keen insight into the human and organizational factors that so often derail growth while teaching you proven, practical techniques for restarting and revving up the internal engines of your company to reach new levels of success. Colorful characters, believable situations, and everything from dice games to AGI's "reality tree" techniques make this business novel a vital resource for everyone seeking to deliver business improvement in these challenging economic times -- and far into the future.
Carin Taylor is the fastest woman in the world. At least, she'd better be if she wants to save her own life and the lives of her Cyberforce teammates. When a former Cyberdata scientist and test subject seeks revenge against the members of Cyberforce, only Velocity can save her friends before the clock runs out. Collects PILOT SEASON: VELOCITY #1 and VELOCITY #1-4.
Why doesn't honey flow out in all directions across your toast? What's the science behind the theory of 'six degrees of separation'? How do stones 'skip'? When visiting a new place, why does getting there always seem to take so much longer than returning home? In The Velocity of Honey, bestselling author Jay Ingram muses upon these and many more daily mysteries that puzzle and perplex. From mosquitoes to the Marvel Universe, baseball to baby-holding, Ingram's topics are diverse. He also makes startling connections. In some pieces, he relates anecdotes from the history of science and demonstrates their relevance to contemporary scientific debates. In others, he explores the science behind many of our proverbial expressions, common sayings such as 'time flies when you're having fun' and 'it's a small world after all.' In still others, he highlights intriguing links between the worlds of art and science. As in his hugely popular The Science of Everyday Life, Ingram makes the science of our lives accessible and fascinating.
Speed, the sensation one gets when driving fast, was described by Aldous Huxley as the single new pleasure invented by modernity. The Speed Handbook is a virtuoso exploration of Huxley’s claim. Enda Duffy shows how the experience of speed has always been political and how it has affected nearly all aspects of modern culture. Primarily a result of the mass-produced automobile, the experience of speed became the quintessential way for individuals to experience modernity, to feel modernity in their bones. Duffy plunges full-throttle into speed’s “adrenaline aesthetics,” offering deft readings of works ranging from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, through J. G. Ballard’s Crash, to the cautionary consumerism of Ralph Nader. He describes how speed changed understandings of space, distance, chance, and violence; how the experience of speed was commodified in the dawning era of mass consumption; and how society was incited to abhor slowness and desire speed. He examines how people were trained by new media such as the cinema to see, hear, and sense speed, and how speed, demanded of the efficient assembly-line worker, was given back to that worker as the chief thrill of leisure. Assessing speed’s political implications, Duffy considers how speed pleasure was offered to citizens based on criteria including their ability to pay and their gender, and how speed quickly became something to be patrolled by governments. Drawing on novels, news reports, photography, advertising, and much more, Duffy provides a breakneck tour through the cultural dynamics of speed.
Will and Hand are burdened by $38,000 and the memory of their friend Jack. Taking a week out of their lives, they decide to travel around the world to give the money away. They can't really say why they're doing it, just that it needs to be done. Perhaps it's something to do with Jack's death - perhaps they'll find the reason later. But as their plans are frustrated, twisted and altered at every step and the natives prove far from grateful to their benefactors, Will and Hand find that the world is an infinitely bigger, more surreal and exhilarating place than they ever realised. In fact, it's somewhere to get lost in ...
Examines how obstacles in such areas as relationships, entertainment, image, and emotions can impede the spiritual growth of Christian teenagers and discusses how to make decisions by listening to God's voice.
Now in paperback, a riveting installment in an action-packed series. Students and staff at H.I.V.E.—the Higher Institute of Villainous Education—are horrified to discover that Dr. Nero has been captured by the forces of H.O.P.E.—the Hostile Operative Prosecution Executive—the world’s newest and most ruthlessly efficient security force. Otto decides that the only way to find Nero and the truth behind the lies is to escape H.I.V.E. But he’s also struggling with some newfound abilities: Can he really unconsciously interface with computers without physical contact? And if he can, what exactly do his new powers mean? In his search for answers, Otto must flee H.I.V.E., and take the risks that come with being a rogue agent. Then he just has to break into MI6…..