Eté 2010. Le commissaire et franc-maçon Antoine Marcas est déclaré mort, après avoir succombé à une bure par balle. Mais l'histoire ne fait que commencer.
Car par-delà sa propre mort, Marcas va mener la quête la plus incroyable qui lui ait été donné de vivre depuis son initiation maçonnique. Une expérience absolue qui a vu le jour il y a plus de trois mille ans... De l'Egypte d'Akhénaton aux Expériences de Mort Imminente en passant par l'origine cachée de la franc-maçonnerie, découvrez le nouveau Giacometti et Ravenne : un thriller initiatique au coeur des ténèbres... La série des aventures du commissaire Marcas a été traduite dans treize pays.
Helena just needed a date for her class reunion. She didn’t think any of her friends would be up for the task, but two of them are so willing they want to compete for the opportunity. Now, she’s dating two men she was once “just friends” with, and they’re surprising her more every day, both emotionally and physically. Her body and her heart send her mixed signals as she enjoys all the pleasures of their competition. She never suspected how either of them felt, and now it’s up to her to decide what she really wants in a man. She knows only one of them can win her love, and soon she has to decide whose arms to stay in forever…
Want to sort out the claims of experts, pseudo-experts, scam artists, and liars alike? Want to protect yourself from the dangers of the ubiquitous nonsense and outright frauds that assault you from every side? Want to become acquainted with the pleasurable activity of discovering truth while enhancing your sophistication as a thinker? In this erudite yet entertaining handbook on critical thinking, Dr. Bernard M. Patten uses neuroscience, psychology, and psychiatry to teach you to do all this and more. He shows you that clear thinking is not just fun but also keeps you out of trouble, makes you more efficient, helps you develop and maintain prosperity, and generally gives you an edge in both your personal and business life. A Board Certified neurologist and a lecturer in formal, informal, and symbolic logic at Rice University, Dr. Patten has the scientific background as well as the philosophical training to give readers the most reliable and current information on how the brain thinks, learns, and remembers. By means of multiple (and sometimes startling) contemporary examples and insights, the author exercises your mind as an exercise machine might exercise your muscles. Each exercise is specifically formulated with the neuropsychology of learning in mind (repetition, tied association, visual images, distribution of tasks in time, modularity, etc.), so the reader acquires valuable knowledge quickly and painly. Emphasizing practical usefulness in real-life situations and evidence-based analysis, Dr. Patten examines: investment frauds and other scams groupthink the psychology of belief content analysis hidden meanings negotiation strategies He also gives careful attention to the rules of clear thinking, discusses the reality principle, explains inductive and deductive logic, exposes traditional fallacies, and elucidates truth tables, syllogisms, and symbolic logic. Fast, fact-filled, and fun, this superb self-help guide to better thinking teaches you to take control of your own destiny by accurately determining the truth value of statements and behaviors in many contexts.
One of the Top 100 Business Thought Leaders in America gives you his very best advice and guidance. For nearly two decades John Spence has served as a trusted advisor and coach to senior executives at top companies around the globe. They turn to him because of his wealth of experience working with clients such as Microsoft, IBM, GE, Qualcomm and Apple—to hundreds of small to medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurial start-ups.
Because his clients know that he has read a minimum of 120 business books a year since 1989, they will often ask him to summarize the key points of what he has learned on a specific topic into a “letter” that will help them learn a new skill or make a major business decision. Letters to a CEO is a compilation of the actual letters that John has sent to his clients in the last few years. It covers such critical business topics such as: How to make good decisions The fundamentals of win/win negotiations How to hire the right people Ideas on what it takes to be successful in sales How to win in your market Dealing with poor performers Increasing accountability throughout the organization How to build a winning culture Thoughts on strategic planning The importance of having a mentor And much more… Each letter is only a few pages long but every one is packed with John’s best ideas, insights and ons learned as the CEO of ten companies. Add the knowledge he gained in reading nearly 3,000 business books in his quest to learn as much as he possibly could on what it takes to build, grow and sustain a highly successful organization and you have Letters to a CEO. Reading this book is like having a top Fortune 500 executive coach standing by to give you great advice whenever you need it.
المجموعة القصصية "كيراتين" للكاتبة د. سوسن عيسى و تضم المجموعة 11 قصة من ضمنها القصة التى تحمل المجموعة إسمها و التى حصلت على جائزة صالون احسان عبد القدوس للإبداع الأدبى لعام 2011 الكاتبة د. سوسن عيسى هى أستاذ الهيدروليكا البحرية بكلية الهندسة- جامعة القاهرة و المصممة للعديد من مشروعات المنشآت البحرية فى دول مختلفة و لها العديد من الأبحاث المنشورة فى المجلات و المؤتمرات العالمية فى مجال تخصصها و لكن هذه المجموعة هى اول عمل أدبى منشور لها على الرغم من ممارستها للكتابة الأدبية لسنوات على سبيل الهواية و لها مدونة بعنوان "إمرأة قليلة الكلام http://talkingwoman.blogspot.com/ كما أن لها عددا من الأعمال الأدبية فى طور الإعداد للنشر
A WRITER'S COMPASSDirection for your writing careerDon't get lost on the publishing path.
Just forge ahead with the Writer's Compass. Drawing on decades of professional experience as an author, editor, writing instructor, mentor, and marketing consultant, Elizabeth Lyon helps you navigate the art and craft of writing--with clear, easy-to-follow directions: NORTH Getting Your BearingsUnderstand your purpose and your audience; learn to refine your ideas, select effective titles, and find the best method of organization for any piece SOUTH TroubleshootingUse checklists and guidelines to spot weaknesses and problems in leads, organization, conclusions, and style--and find out how to correct them EAST Learning to MarketMap a successful cover letter, query letter, or proposal, and discover a four-step process to facilitate publication and sales WEST Refining Your VisionBrainstorm to gain perspective on your writing--and how it fits with your values, goals, and dreams
If you had to let love go, how long would you await its return? For Mei, an awkward and reserved girl from a poor immigrant family, falling in love with worldly Lawson, a rich kid from Hong Kong sent to America to be educated, is easy. But burdened with family duties that neither could shrug off they must part ways after graduation, he to try his best to live up to his father's expectations of an only son, and she onto law school to fulfill her parents' dream. Moving on is hard but Mei and Lawson would soon realize that finding their way back to each other is even harder.