The classic graphic novel. The first of Tintin´s black-and-white adventures. Sent on assignment to the Soviet Union, Tintin boards a train. . . but after an explosion, Tintin is blamed for the bombing, and he must make his way to the Soviet Union by stealth. Once there, he uncovers some shocking Bolshevik secrets.
Kenton a journalist travels to Nuremberg to investigate a top-level meeting, but he boards a train bound for Austria after a bad night of gambling. Stranded with no money, he decides to earn a fee helping a refugee smuggle securities. He soon discovers that the documents he holds have far more than cash value and that they could cost him his life.
Late on Christmas Eve, after the town has gone to sleep, a boy boards a mysterious train that waits for him: the Polar Express bound for the North Pole.´´Magical glowing double spread pictures . . . - Guardian´´Evocative, realist pastels and atmospheric text.´´ - Sunday Times´´A thrilling tale.´´ - Independent
Late one Christmas Eve, a boy boards a mysterious train that waits for him: the Polar Express bound for the North Pole. When he arrives, Santa offers him any gift he desires. The boy modestly asks for one bell from the reindeer´s harness. It turns out to be a very special gift, for only believers in Santa can hear it ring.
´I wouldn´t scream if I were you. Unless you want the whole world to learn about your husband and his mistress.´ Agatha Christie, in London to visit her literary agent, boards a train, preoccupied and flustered in the knowledge that her husband Archie is having an affair. She feels a light touch on her back, causing her to lose her balance, then a sense of someone pulling her to safety from the rush of the incoming train. So begins a terrifying sequence of events. Her rescuer is no guardian angel; rather, he is a blackmailer of the most insidious, manipulative kind. Agatha must use every ounce of her cleverness and resourcefulness to thwart an adversary determined to exploit her genius for murder to kill on his behalf.
´A breakthrough book. Wonderfully applicable to everything in life, and funny as hell.´ Nassim Nicholas Taleb To be brilliant, you have to be irrational Why is Red Bull so popular - even though everyone hates the taste? Why do countdown boards on platforms take away the pain of train delays? And why do we prefer stripy toothpaste? We think we are rational creatures. Economics and business rely on the assumption that we make logical decisions based on evidence. But we aren´t, and we don´t. In many crucial areas of our lives, reason plays a vanishingly small part. Instead we are driven by unconscious desires, which is why placebos are so powerful. We are drawn to the beautiful, the extravagant and the absurd - from lavish wedding invitations to tiny bottles of the latest fragrance. So if you want to influence people´s choices you have to bypass reason. The best ideas don´t make rational sense: they make you feel more than they make you think. Rory Sutherland is the Ogilvy advertising legend whose TED Talks have been viewed nearly 7 million times. In his first book he blends cutting-edge behavioural science, jaw-dropping stories and a touch of branding magic, on his mission to turn us all into idea alchemists.
Picture a late-May morning in 1918, a time when Montgomery wore her prettiest spring dress and finest floral perfume - same as I would wear that evening . . . Thus begins the story of beautiful, reckless, seventeen-year-old Zelda Sayre on the day she meets Lieutenant Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald at a country club dance. Fitzgerald isn´t rich or settled; no one knows his people; and he wants, of all things, to be a writer in New York. No matter how wildly in love they may be, Zelda´s father firmly opposes the match. But when Scott finally sells his first novel, This Side of Paradise, Zelda defies her parents to board a train to New York and marry him in the vestry of St. Patrick´s Cathedral. Life is a sudden whirl of glamour and excitement: Everyone wants to meet the dashing young author of the scandalous novel - and his beautiful, perhaps even more scandalous wife. Zelda bobs her hair, trades in her provincial finery for daring dresses and plunges into the endless party that welcomes the darlings of the literary world to New York, then Paris and the French Riviera. It is the Jazz Age, when everything seems new and possible - except that dazzling success does not always last. Surrounded by a thrilling array of magnificent hosts and mercurial geniuses - including Sara and Gerald Murphy, Gertrude Stein, and the great and terrible Ernest Hemingway - Zelda and Scott find the future both grander and stranger than they could have ever imagined.
´´I set myself the task of describing the ´humane, start with what you do now approach to change´ not as a productivity tool, but as a management method built around a strong framework of values-a way to help organizations work better for their people, their customers, and other stakeholders.´´ - Mike Burrows, author Kanban from the Inside takes a distinctive approach to the Kanban Method-using a system of nine values to explain what it is, to give insight into how its practitioners think, and to offer practical advice on how to apply it. Readers new to Kanban will understand why and how it works, while those with experience will appreciate its fresh perspective and the connections it makes with a range of related models. Part I draws on real-world experience to explain the Kanban Method through nine values: transparency, balance, collaboration, customer focus, flow, leadership, understanding, agreement, and respect. It also introduces Kanban´s three Agendas and the Kanban Lens. Part II describes other models useful to understanding and applying the Kanban Method more effectively. It is a tour through related bodies of knowledge, including Systems Thinking, Lean, Agile, and Theory of Constraints. Part III is a step-by-step implementation guide that brings up to date the Systems Thinking Approach to Introducing Kanban (STATIK). It offers practical ways to capture and address in your Kanban implementation the needs of your organization, your colleagues, and your customers. --------------------------- ´´This book is the new standard that I will recommend to anyone getting started with Kanban.´´ -Wolfgang Wiedenroth, Kanban Trainer/Coach, it-agile ´´It is not focused just on the mechanics of the kanban board; rather it explains everything you need around it to keep a Kanban initiative moving.´´ -Klaus Leopold, Kanban Trainer/Coach, LEANability ´´This gave me a deeper understanding of familiar concepts and introduced concepts new to me.´´ -Kevin Murray, Delivery Director, Valtech UK
This guide to the most important features of benign and malignant bone tumors is written in an easy-to-read format with a bullet-type arrangement for quick reference and review. With its concise arrangement the content is specifically geared towards daily clinical practice as well as board preparation. It clearly illustrates both the radiologic and pathologic features of the typical and some atypical musculoskeletal lesions. Each section discusses a variety of osseous lesions, benign and malignant, with the most important aspects of imaging and pathologic findings and pertinent differential diagnosis. This is followed by references and multiple-choice questions. This text will be a helpful compendium for those individuals who train in Radiology, Anatomic Pathology, and Orthopedic Surgery.