Everything Must Go is an illustrated collection of poems in the spirit of a graphic novel, a collaboration between poet Kevin Coval and illustrator Langston Allston. The book celebrates Chicago´s Wicker Park in the late 1990´s, Coval´s home as a young artist, the ancestral neighborhood of his forebears, and a vibrant enclave populated by colorful characters. Allston´s illustrations honor the neighborhood as it once was, before gentrification remade it. The book excavates and mourns that which has been lost in transition and serves as a template for understanding the process of displacement and reinvention currently reshaping American cities.
Warum scheitern so viele Startups und neue Produkte? Und wie kann man die Chancen deutlich erhöhen, mit einer Innovation erfolgreich zu sein? Als Antwort auf diese Fragen hat Ash Maurya die in diesem Buch vorgestellte Methode entwickelt, die auf Strategien des Lean Management und der agilen Entwicklung aufbaut und speziell auf Innovationsprozesse zugeschnitten ist. Der Trick besteht darin, frühzeitig, konsequent und in allen Projektphasen potenzielle Kunden in den Entwicklungsprozess einzubeziehen und das eigene Geschäftsmodell immer wieder zu hinterfragen. Ein entscheidendes Tool ist dabei die ´´Lean Canvas´´, ein Template, das eine einfache Visualisierung des Businessplans ermöglicht und erheblich einfacher zu erfassen und zu überarbeiten ist als die üblichen, viele Seiten starken Konzeptpapiere. Ash Maurya hat die Methode anhand eigener Projekte entwickelt und erfolgreich getestet. In Running Lean erläutert er sie ganz praktisch mit Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitungen anhand eines konkreten Beispiels. Alle Schritte können einfach nachvollzogen und auf die eigenen Innovationsprojekte angewandt werden. Die Lean Canvas sowie die Fragebögen für Kundeninterviews lassen sich direkt aus dem Buch übernehmen. Ein Problem identifizieren, das viele Menschen umtreibt, und eine Lösung dafür definieren. Die Kunden in den gesamten Entwicklungsprozess einbinden. Das Produkt / die Idee kontinuierlich testen, in immer kürzeren Iterationszyklen. Erkennen, wann die Marschrichtung geändert werden sollte. Entwicklungsgeschwindigkeit, Erkenntnisprozesse und Ausrichtung optimieren. Den idealen Zeitpunkt für Finanzierungsrunden finden.
Now a major TV series: Quirke starring Gabriel Byrne and written by Andrew Davies. Quirke´s pathology department, set deep beneath the city, is his own gloomy realm: always quiet, always night, and always under his control. Until late one evening after a party he stumbles across a body that should not be there - and his brother-in-law falsifying the corpse´s cause of death. This is the first time Quirke has encountered Christine Falls, but the investigation he decides to lead into the way she lived and died uncovers a dark secret at the heart of Dublin´s high Catholic network; one with the power to shake his own family and everything he holds dear. ´A ripping detective yarn with the template to follow in the golden bootprints of Rebus´ Scotsman ´Superb . . . the final outcome is almost unbearably moving. You´re in for a treat´ Michael Dibdin, Guardian ´Succeeds sensationally . . . An absorbing plot, beguiling characters and evocative settings . . . His pacing is impeccable´ Marcel Berlins, The Times
The tragic act of suicide usually happens in isolation, away from the judging eyes of family or friends of the victim. It is the last answer for the sufferer who´s only wish is to be rid of the pain of constant anxiety and depression. With over 800,000 people worldwide dying each year and the numbers beginning to increase again it is believed that 20 times that number are contemplating suicide every year. In our era of understanding mental illness, more focus is being brought onto the issue. ReWrite The Rules has been drawn from the experiences of the author who has written this book as a reference to help the average sufferer with suicidal tendencies, whether they are in their tender teenage years but also as guardians and adults. The book also tackles the problems and effects of school yard bullying, spiteful acts of revenge and people suffering from a broken heart. It introduces templates to the reader for pro-active strategies to re-take control of their lives. David Gillman is a master life coach and NLP practitioner. The author has written this book with the intention that it is readily accessible in any library, or computer for ´´a rainy day´´. The author has drawn upon his experiences to add weight and relevance to the common problems that many people face around the world. Initially self-taught through necessity, his skills as a life coach have been honed through various study and classes. Today he runs his own coaching practice Keystone To Success Life Coaching. ReWrite The Rules will show you how to: • Coach yourself out of a seemingly hopeless situation, whether you are still at school or well past your school years: • Set out strategies to change your mindset from helplessness to triumph: • ReWrite The Rules of your life so you can live on your terms and not at the mercy of others.
From the legendary frontman of the Sex Pistols, comes the complete, unvarnished story of his life in his own words. John Lydon is an icon—one of the most recognizable and influential cultural figures of the last forty years. As Johnny Rotten, he was the lead singer of the Sex Pistols-the world´s most notorious band. The Pistols shot to fame in the mid-1970s with songs such as ´´Anarchy in the UK” and ´´God Save the Queen.” So incendiary was their impact at the time that in their native England, the Houses of Parliament questioned whether they violated the Traitors and Treasons Act, a crime that carries the death penalty to this day. The Pistols would inspire the formation of numerous other groundbreaking groups and Lydon would become the unlikely champion of a generation clamoring for change. Following on the heels of the Pistols, Lydon formed Public Image Ltd (PiL), expressing an equally urgent impulse in his character: the constant need to reinvent himself, to keep moving. From their beginnings in 1978 PiL set the groundbreaking template for a band that continues to challenge and thrive to this day, while also recording one of the eighties most powerful anthems, ´´Rise.” Lydon also found time for making innovative dance records with the likes of Afrika Bambaataa and Leftfield. By the nineties he´d broadened his reach into other media while always maintaining his trademark invective and wit, most memorably hosting Rotten TV on VH1. John Lydon remains a captivating and dynamic figure to this day—both as a musician, and, thanks to his outspoken, controversial, and from-the-hip opinions, as a cultural commentator. In Anger is an Energy , he looks back on a life full of incident, from his beginnings as a sickly child of immigrant Irish parents growing up in post-war London to his present status as a vibrant, alternative hero. The book includes 70 black-and-white and color photos, many which are rare or never-before-seen.
A fast-paced, thorough introduction to modern C++ written for experienced programmers. After reading C++ Crash Course, you´ll be proficient in the core language concepts, the C++ Standard Library, and the Boost Libraries. C++ is one of the most widely used languages for real-world software. In the hands of a knowledgeable programmer, C++ can produce small, efficient, and readable code that any programmer would be proud of. Designed for intermediate to advanced programmers, C++ Crash Course cuts through the weeds to get you straight to the core of C++17, the most modern revision of the ISO standard. Part 1 covers the core of the C++ language, where you´ll learn about everything from types and functions, to the object life cycle and expressions. Part 2 introduces you to the C++ Standard Library and Boost Libraries, where you´ll learn about all of the high-quality, fully-featured facilities available to you. You´ll cover special utility classes, data structures, and algorithms, and learn how to manipulate file systems and build high-performance programs that communicate over networks. You´ll learn all the major features of modern C++, including: * Fundamental types, reference types, and user-defined types * The object lifecycle including storage duration, memory management, exceptions, call stacks, and the RAII paradigm * Compile-time polymorphism with templates and run-time polymorphism with virtual classes * Advanced expressions, statements, and functions * Smart pointers, data structures, dates and times, numerics, and probability/statistics facilities * Containers, iterators, strings, and algorithms * Streams and files, concurrency, networking, and application development With well over 500 code samples and nearly 100 exercises, C++ Crash Course is sure to help you build a strong C++ foundation.
A cookbook of delectable, comforting, French-inspired fare for home cooks and Francophiles everywhere, from the bestselling author of Duchess Bake Shop. In Duchess at Home--a beautiful new cookbook from the founder of Duchess Bake Shop--Giselle Courteau draws on her French and French Canadian heritage to share the food she loves to make most for her family at home. Warming soups and stews, hearty breads, and flavourful preserves fill the pages of this beautiful volume--plus, of course, plenty of recipes for her delicious sweets and desserts--from tourtière to tarte au fraises, and everything in between. With chapters for breakfast and lunch, French favourites and Quebecois cuisine, dishes for Christmas and special occasions, and even recipes inspired by the produce in Giselle´s own garden, this is a cookbook that you´ll turn to for inspiration all year long. Every recipe is quadruple tested, and completely achievable for home cooks. Even crafting a croquembouche becomes attainable with Giselle´s careful step-by-step instructions, process photos, and templates! Cooks and bakers everywhere will enjoy cooking their way through every one of these 75 mouthwatering French-inspired recipes. With its thoughtful writing, stunning photography and design, and classic, fail-proof recipes, Duchess at Home welcomes you home to Giselle´s kitchen--and is sure to become a mainstay in yours for many years to come.
´´Anyone who comes to pitch on Shark Tank should read this book first!” -Barbara Corcoran, ABC´s Shark Tank ´´I have seen literally thousands of companies trying to raise capital and know that a great pitch deck is critical. This book gives you the playbook for creating yours.” -Naval Ravikant, cofounder and CEO, AngelList ´´I raised twice the amount of money I set out to in a mere five weeks. I´m naming my firstborn child after the Evans.” -Slava Menn, cofounder and CEO, Fortified Bicycle HOW DO YOU LAUNCH THE VENTURE OF YOUR DREAMS? Get Backed isn´t just about startup fundraising. It´s a handbook for anyone who has an idea and needs to build relationships to get it off the ground. Over the last 3 years, entrepreneurs Evan Loomis and Evan Baehr have raised $45 million for their own ventures, including the second largest round on the fundraising platform AngelList. In Get Backed, they show you exactly what they and dozens of others did to raise money-even the mistakes they made-while sharing the secrets of the world´s best storytellers, fundraisers, and startup accelerators. They´ll also teach you how to use ´´the friendship loop”; a step-by-step process that can be used to initiate and build relationships with anyone, from investors to potential cofounders. And, most of all, they´ll help you create a pitch deck, building on the real-life examples of 15 ventures that have raised over $150 million. What´s in the book? . The original pitch decks and fundraising strategies of 15 ventures that raised over $150 million . Email scripts that will get you a meeting with angel investors, venture capitalists, and potential board members . Pitching exercises developed by startup talent beds like Stanford University´s d.school and Techstars . A breakdown of the 10 essential pitch deck slides, how to create them, and what questions you should answer with each . An overview of the 5 main funding sources for startups, the pros and cons of each, and who the big players are . A crash-course in visual and presentation design that will make any deck beautiful . Templates for 4 stories every entrepreneur should know how to tell . The story of one entrepreneur who showed up in Silicon Valley with no network and six months later had investments from Fred Anderson, Bono, and Peter Thiel Get Backed will show you exactly what it takes to get funded and will give you the tools to make any idea a reality.