Really big family
ON the outside, they look like a regular family: he runs his own business and coaches baseball. She drives a minivan and can’t live without her Blackberry. The kids attend public schools and take music lessons. The thing is, the adults are polygamists. Joe, Alina and Vicki were married on the same day; Valerie, Vicki’s twin sister, joined the family later. They have 24 kids between them. This is a riveting memoir in which the Dargers explain why they chose this path and why they believe it should be an accepted lifestyle. What do you do when life knocks you down? How do you achieve serenity in the midst of chaos? How do you turn obstacles into opportunities? This book provides tips and strategies on how to survive a tough world. It discusses how to transform your way of thinking, take action and grab the bull by the horns, live the way you’ve always wanted to and create a new and exciting future. After her husband of almost 40 years died suddenly of a heart attack in 2003, novelist and literary journalist Joan Didion wrote about the loss in The Year Of Magical Thinking, which became a bestseller in 2005 – and in that same year, Didion lost her only daughter, Quintana Roo, aged just 39, to septic shock. In this, the sixth year since that tragedy, Didion once again turns to words to try to express her pain. Blue Nights is an account not only of Quintana’s life and death, but also Didion’s experience of loss and ageing. banned in China. His works have landed him in jail before. From his time spent with a vibrant Christian community in secular China, Liao documents the untold stories of believers and their struggle against a totalitarian government. It includes the tale of a surgeon who gave up a lucrative post to treat villagers for free, and a 100-yearold nun who was beaten, starved and has done decades of physical labour. This book is translated by translator-writer Wenguang Huang. How do you do it all – raise a family, spend time with friends, manage a company, develop your mind and be fit, healthy and balanced, all at the same time? This is a practical guide to a lifestyle change. The system includes scoring points for different categories, so you can chart and change the way you lead your life. Before you know it, a pattern of sensible eating habits, exercise and relaxation will become part of you. tor of consumer marketing and brand management at Google, turned up for a job interview, little did he imagine that he was going to spend the next few years in an unconventional workplace. The early signs were there: he was interviewed by a young man dressed in roller hockey gear and bouncing on a white ball. This book captures what it’s like to be part of the company as it grew from a handful of employees to tens of thousands. Are rules really meant to be broken?
According to this author, the correct way is to learn how to bend the rules, not break them. The most valuable asset of an organisation is its people.
And these employees should be taught how to act fast, make quick decisions in favour of customers, and bend rules to keep them happy.
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