Transformed into a vampire by her rival Rina, a vengeful Chelsea forms a pact with the evil Vlad, a centuries-old vampire who promises to reunite Chelsea with her boyfriend if she will deliver Rina to him.
A classic, accessible award-winning biography of Australia's most iconic author, leading feminist and humanitarian.
The non-technical guide to building a booming tech-enabled business Thinking of starting a technology-enabled business? Or maybe you just want to increase your technology mojo so you can do your job better? You do not need to learn programming to participate in the development of today's hottest technologies. But there are a few easy-to-grasp foundation concepts that will help you engage with a technical team. Starting a Tech Business explains in practical, actionable terms how to formulate and reality test new ideas package what you learn into frameworks that are highly actionable for engineers understand key foundation concepts about modern software and systems participate in an agile/lean development team as the 'voice of the customer' Even if you have a desire to learn to program (and I highly recommend doing whatever unlocks your 'inner tinkerer'), these foundation concepts will help you target what exactly you want to understand about hands-on technology development. While a decade ago the barriers to creating a technology-enabled business required a pole vault, getting started today only requires a determined step in the right direction. Starting a Tech Business supplies the tools prospective entrepreneurs and business enterprises need to avoid common pitfalls and succeed in the fast-paced world of high-tech business. Successful execution requires thoughtful, evidence-based product formulation, well-articulated design, economic use of systems, adaptive management of technical resources, and empathetic deployment to customers. Starting a Tech Business offers practical checklists and frameworks that business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals can apply to any tech-based business idea, whether you're developing software and products or beginning a technology-enabled business. You'll learn: 1. How to apply today's leading management frameworks to a tech business 2. How to package your product idea in a way that's highly actionable for your technical team 3. How to ask the right questions about technology selection and product architecture 4. Strategies to leverage what your technology ecosystem has to offer 5. How to carefully define the roles on your team, and then effectively evaluate candidates 6. The most common disconnects between engineers and business people and how to avoid them 7. How you can apply process design to your tech business without stifling creativity 8. The steps to avoid the most common pitfalls tech founders encounter Now is one of the best times to start a technology-enabled business, and anyone can do it with the right amount and kind of preparation.
Starting a Tech Business shows you how to move a product idea to market quickly and inexpensively--and to tap into the stream of wealth that a tech business can provide.
CFG09001 Little Wizards RPG Crafty Games We all discovered roleplaying in different ways, and we all hope that our kids will love it as much as we do. Little Wizards is a roleplaying game for inventive and inquisitive kids ages 6-10, developed to introduce them to the joy and creativity of stepping into a whole new world. It is quick enough to learn in just a couple minutes, engaging enough for older kids and parents to play with their little ones, and works just like the RPGs we have all been playing since Red Box. Little Wizards is a Crafty Games production presented as a compact childrens reader-style book, including everything you need to play and an introduction to Coinworld, where the Little Wizards live, laugh, and rise up as heroes. Teach your kids the magic of roleplaying with Little Wizards!
The roads in and out of Paris are heavily guarded, but the dead have easy passage out of the city. A ragged old woman transports the coffins of the most recent victims of the guillotine and is waved on unimpeded.
Later, the same crone watches five French aristocrats step out of their coffins unscathed. Not beheaded but spirited away to safety by that most elusive of spies: the Pimpernel. Or, as she's known in polite society, Lady Scarlet Cavendish.
When not assuming her secret identity as a hero of the French Revolution, Scarlet presents herself as a fashionable, featherbrained young widow flitting about London. In truth, this façade is merely a diversion designed to conceal her clandestine work in France. Among members of the doomed French aristocracy, the Pimpernel is renowned for her bravery and cunning. But when tasked with rescuing handsome Comte Matteo Durand, she faces an unprecedented challenge: she is falling in love with the man. If ever there were a time to keep her head, it is now— because in a world brimming with intrigue, she is not the only one harboring secrets. And if Scarlet doesn't take care, Madame la Guillotine may finally catch up with the Pimpernel.
So witzig, spannend und romantisch war das Warten aufs Christkind noch nie! Hollys Leben ist komplett auf den Kopf gestellt: Warum musste Mamas Lebensgefährte auch gleich mit Sack und Pack bei ihnen einziehen? Samt Tochter Nell, mit der sich Holly zu allem Übel auch noch ihr Zimmer teilen darf! Aus der Traum vom gemütlichen Weihnachten zu zweit. Doch dann entdeckt Holly ein Wichtelgeschenk – und vergisst prompt ihren Ärger. Denn wer könnte ihr geheimnisvoller Wichtel sein? Etwa der süße Matteo von nebenan? Aber die Sache hat einen Haken: Ihre Familien sind sich schon seit über 50 Jahren spinnefeind! Ob daran das Fest der Liebe etwas ändern kann ...?