Obsession is deadly. No one learns that better than Luna Ketz, a pessimistic high school senior. She wishes more than anything to graduate but things don’t always go as planned. Luna quickly finds herself trapped in a web of lies and murders, spun by the least suspected person in her hometown. It’s not long before she realizes she’s being targeted by the person she despises most in the world. When Luna figures out who is behind the killings, things make a turn for the bizarre when she is contacted by a friend she has not heard from in years. It is then Luna realizes she is very much in danger, but although she can avoid the killer in reality, she cannot avoid him in her dreams.
What are the three secret ingredients to a winning team? Here’s a hint: talent isn’t one of them.
Author Daniel Coyle shares his secrets to creating a successful organizational culture. Drawing from various examples, Coyle shows that everyone–from companies to comedy troupes–can have success with three simple conditions.
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– Synopsis of the original book
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– The 3 key components of highly successful groups
– Breakdown and analysis of each component
– Common reasons even highly skilled teams experience failure
– Editorial reivew
– Background on the original author
Daniel Coyle’s The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups asks the question, “What characteristics do successful organizational cultures share?” After conducting research of his own, Coyle finds that there are commonalities between groups as different as movie studios, jewel thieves, shoe companies, and basketball teams that make all of these groups among the best in their respective industries. It turns out that the most successful groups are not necessarily the smartest, biggest, or best equipped. A highly approachable read rich in insight, Coyle’s book is a guide that will prove valuable to any grouping seeking to create a more productive, enjoyable culture.
When Aidan and Maggie find a fairy cross while rock-hunting with their grandfather, it’s just an oddity. But when they discover an elf imprisoned in the stone and set him free, they and their grandparents, Nana and Beebop, are attacked by Dark Elves and forced to flee to the magical world of Celahir.
In Celahir, Findecano – the elf the children freed from the fairy cross – leads them on a quest to recover gemstones stolen from the Elven Bow by the Dark Elves. Without the restoration of the gemstones to the Elven Bow, the balance between good and evil in Celahir – and the human world – could tip toward evil.
The Council is the governing Coven over the Land of Five, a region entirely inhabited—and split apart—by witches with varying powers. Lilith Lace, a witch thought to be born powerless, happily resides in Ignis, the Coven of Fire, until she suddenly develops telekinesis, an ability only seen in some witches born in Mentis, the Coven of the Mind. When The Council finds out about her odd development, she’s taken under their wing and is finally told the truth—everything she’s learned about the Land of Five, herself included, have been nothing but lies.
Tribe of Mentors is a 600-page tome for the person asking: “What should I do next?” Tim Ferriss collects insights from the world’s most innovative artists, scientists, athletes, and entrepreneurs to help us learn how to treat failure as a foundation to success and find meaning in our daily lives.
This ZIP Reads summary takes the essence of Ferriss’ book and distills the key takeaways into an easy-to-read format. Decide whether Ferriss’ latest book is right for you before you invest the time and money reading it!
12 Rules for Life is the #1 bestselling non-fiction book on Amazon this month! Renowned professor of psychology Jordan B. Peterson draws from science, tradition, and his varied clinical experience to explain what it takes to live a rich, meaningful life.
In this enthralling read, Jordan Peterson distills life’s most important lessons into twelve digestible rules that anyone can use to better their life and the lives of the people around them. Writing in an easy, conversational style, Peterson shows readers how to make sense of all the chaos and suffering in the world and how to pick with courage the “terrible responsibility of life.” Anyone feeling anxious, desperate, or overwhelmed by any aspect of life will find this book invaluably insightful.
This ZIP Reads summary reviews each of the 12 rules along with key support from the book and a detailed editorial review. We break down Peterson’s dense, 450-page book in a simple, easy-to-read format. Learn if Peterson’s book is right for you BEFORE you invest your time and money.
Daniel Coyle’s The Talent Code: Greatness isn’t born. It’s grown. Here’s how debunks the myth of innate talent using brain science. Coyle shares his conversations with different brain specialists and his itinerary through “tiny places that produce Everest-size amounts of talent.” In his fact-finding mission, he unearths a common larger pattern identifiable in these talent hotbeds that can be replicated in skill building exercises to produce accelerated learning.
The Adventures of Tucker and Cutter are the stories of two real-life dogs as they explore the world and embark on crazy adventures. What will they get into next!?
Cutter the dog loves sledding and goes super fast down the big hills, but his older brother, Tucker, is scared. Can Cutter convince him to try sledding!?
Dog lovers of all ages will love this story of overcoming fears and learning that it’s always best to try, even if you’re scared at first!
When Sarah Millerman meets Nathan Ferrari, her vacation in Italy takes unexpected turns as breathtaking as the Amalfi coast drive. Charming, handsome Navy Commander Nathan Ferrari is staying at his Aunt Alessa’s beach house in Sorrento, while he is on annual leave from Naval Base San Diego. As Nathan puts it, “You’re an American on vacation. I am an American on vacation. It makes sense for us to have some fun together.” Sarah intends to keep the relationship light and flirty and uncomplicated, as they enjoy dinners under the stars at the beach house and day trips around the Amalfi coast and an overnight visit to his aunt’s vineyard in Tuscany.
Both Sarah and Nathan have been hurt by lost loves in their past. Come along to experience their romance as it develops in scenic southern Italy and San Diego. It’s a sweet Italian American romance with a red, white, and blue twist you don’t want to miss.
Imprisoned miles below the surface of the post-apocalyptic Earth he crafted, the first and last modern-day demigod must come to terms with his failings that led to global annihilation. From the charcoaled ashes of remorse and uncontrollable anger must rise the embodiment of what he was meant to be—a savior for all humankind. However, who he is saving them from and why propels this demigod on a pained journey beyond his home planet, where he must face much more than just an advanced offshoot of humanity. He and the diminutive Bookworm will fight for Earth, but at a cost even a demigod will not be able to rectify.