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
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– Common reasons even highly skilled teams experience failure
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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.
Isabella Martin was born a hundred years after an economic crash, which changed the whole world. Countries fell, and others rose up in their place. Debt is now genetic. There is no escaping one’s family without special dispensation.
With the help of a few patrons, the government began a Program which oversaw private contracts between the rich and the poor, contracts that would pay off chunks of debt, or even allow a person to remove themselves from their family and hold a private debt.
Each contract has very clear terms dictating what is to be expected of those who sign it. Each one has several escape clauses. The government employed private workers to check in on the contracts to prevent abuse of power.
Isabella was a tomboy. She worked as a labourer alongside her father and brothers until she was hurt in a workplace related accident. The other skills she developed in the slums were not exactly marketable, leading her to the Program building in search of a contract to bring her family’s debt down any way she could.
She was presented with a ‘blank slate’ contract. No rules, no guides, no escape.
This is her story.
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.
Intrigue, suspense and a little romance. At last in Antarctica, Gabe Hunter and his team of research students go about their work to gather ice cores. Suddenly they are confronted by the appearance of a massive ice crevasse. This is no ordinary crack in the ice, they must travel miles to get around it. Just as they find their way around the obstacle Gabe and his research student discover something so momentous they must get information back to their home base, at McMurdo Station. Before this can be accomplished, they are swept up into an international conflict. The stability of the entire world could be at stake. Not sure they will get help in time, Gabe and his students take some big risks. They aren’t even sure if the whole team will make it out of Antarctica alive.
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.
IN THE FOREST, THEIR FUTURE WAITS…
They suspected that it was true, but until Mira started seeing things that weren’t there, Sarah and her friends were content to let it remain a mystery. Now they must fulfill the promise they made before birth and reveal the magic of other dimensions. But first, they have to find each other and outwit those that don’t want them to know the great secret, one that will transform their lives and the future of the earth.
Connections and secrets are waiting to be revealed. Are Sarah and her friends strong enough to meet their fate?