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How Starbucks Saved My Life

Author : Michael Gates Gill
ISBN : 1101216999
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Now in paperback, the national bestselling riches-to-rags true story of an advertising executive who had it all, then lost it all—and was finally redeemed by his new job, and his twenty-eight-year-old boss, at Starbucks. In his fifties, Michael Gates Gill had it all: a mansion in the suburbs, a wife and loving children, a six-figure salary, and an Ivy League education. But in a few short years, he lost his job, got divorced, and was diagnosed with a brain tumor. With no money or health insurance, he was forced to get a job at Starbucks. Having gone from power lunches to scrubbing toilets, from being served to serving, Michael was a true fish out of water. But fate brings an unexpected teacher into his life who opens his eyes to what living well really looks like. The two seem to have nothing in common: She is a young African American, the daughter of a drug addict; he is used to being the boss but reports to her now. For the first time in his life he experiences being a member of a minority trying hard to survive in a challenging new job. He learns the value of hard work and humility, as well as what it truly means to respect another person. Behind the scenes at one of America’s most intriguing businesses, an inspiring friendship is born, a family begins to heal, and, thanks to his unlikely mentor, Michael Gill at last experiences a sense of self-worth and happiness he has never known before. Watch a QuickTime trailer for this book.

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Once Upon A Gospel

Author : William J. Bausch
ISBN : 158595683X
Genre : Church year sermons
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When the words great homily come to mind, the name Bill Bausch inevitably pops up. Here he offers 100 new homilies, reflecting the liturgical year, holy days and holidays, and saying farewell to loved ones. All are shaped and finessed with stories. As Bausch himself says, We never exhaust the meaning of a good story. Truth wrapped in story is irresistibleand thats why I use stories. These homilies are irresistible as well!

How To Save Your Own Life

Author : Michael Gates Gill
ISBN : 1592406033
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The brain tumor survivor and author of How Starbucks Saved My Life shares lessons for surviving unanticipated life challenges, from taking leaps of faith and overcoming pride to treating others with respect and minimizing one's reliance on technology. 100,000 first printing.

Life Full Of Reading

Author : Syed Ahmad Fathi bin Syed Mohd Khair
ISBN : 9789671631331
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A quite afternoon, a cozy chair, a warm cup of coffee, and a good book—these are the perfect description of moments that should be cherished in this short life. Carl Sagan once said that reading is magical, that it enables humans from different epoch to talk to each other; it is more than that. Reading is a gateway to imagination, a world without limit, a safe space to escape from enduring reality. Sometimes it is a space where you socialize without having to meet people. This book is a compilation of book reviews written over the years. The book was broken into two parts, the first part is the long reviews, the second part is the short reviews, which covered a wide range of genre from economics, self-help, novels, comic book to political philosophy and parenting.

What Is Psychology?

Author : Ellen E. Pastorino
ISBN : 9781111343668
Genre : Psychology
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Ellen Pastorino and Susann Doyle-Portillo are dedicated, award-winning psychology professors with an infectious enthusiasm for teaching psychology. Praised in previous editions for fostering students’ curiosity, WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGY? Third Edition, extends the authors’ successful and engaging approach to teaching the introductory psychology course. Pastorino and Doyle-Portillo have found that when students are curious they are motivated to explore and truly learn how psychological concepts are connected. This text unlocks students’ curiosity by capturing their interest and motivating them to make connections between memorable personal stories, applications to their own lives, and psychological concepts that they will use and retain in and out of the classroom. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Every Choice Matters

Author : Anne Hartley
ISBN : 9781452510354
Genre : Self-Help
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Rarely does success or failure result from one choice, or one lucky break, but rather the quality of your life is determined by the multitude of small choices that you make on a regular basis. To create a rich and meaningful life you need to honour your essential nature, know what motivates and challenges you and what your raw potential is. If you choose to develop your raw potential and share your gifts with others you find your true purpose. Who you are today is a result of the conscious and unconscious decisions you made about yourself up to now. Who you will be tomorrow is still undecided. Every time you act on a choice which empowers you, you reinforce the belief that you can have what you want, and your life begins to change. It's not what happens to you that determines how you feel and what you can do or have. It's the daily choices that you act upon. This book is a practical map for making every day choices which determine the quality of your life.


Author : Tim Manners
ISBN : 9781440634611
Genre : Business & Economics
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After years studying remarkable companies and speaking to some of the most influential leaders around, Tim Manners has discovered a solution to the marketing woes of many brands. Stop worrying about demographics, fads, and cutting-edge advertising. Instead, focus on relevance. Manners shares how the best of the best create solutions to their customers’ problems and help them live happier lives. You’ll learn how: Levi’s reasserted relevance when it created wardrobe solutions for men. Dunkin’ Donuts stopped trying to mimic the look and feel of Starbucks and found success by delivering a simple, quick cup of joe. Hasbro reinvented board games for today’s time-pressed consumers. Kleenex’s new germ-fighting tissues helped keep the company relevant by turning a useful product into a necessary one. Staples stopped wasting its shoppers’ time with extraneous products. Nintendo’s simple design for the Wii appealed to consumers of all ages and game designers alike, allowing it to outsell its competitors. The path to sustainable growth for your brand begins with designing meaningful solutions and providing them when and where people need them most. Relevance will teach you how to become—and remain—indispensable.

Wild Company

Author : Mel Ziegler
ISBN : 9781451683516
Genre : Business & Economics
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Southern Fried Fiction

Author : Stuart Hotchkiss
ISBN : 1507665806
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Stuart Hotchkiss is at the end of his rope. Underemployment, bankruptcy, and a looming third divorce have worn him down. His mother has died. He's estranged from his own son. Death seems like a release. The son of a once great southern family, Hotchkiss spent his early life struggling to escape familial expectations and secrets. He paid for his own education and eventually secured a position as president of a national media conglomerate, only to resign a year later and bring senseless litigation that rendered him permanently underemployed. Southern Fried Fiction is all that a memoir should be-a captivating story, real and raw, with a healthy dose of humor to carry readers through the pain of its author's loss and past mistakes. Through it, Hotchkiss eloquently exorcises the demons of his climb toward success, capping it off with a spark of hope beyond the veil of his near suicide, one that even the most cynical of us can find inspiration in. In the vein of Russell Baker's Growing Up and Michael Gates Gill's How Starbucks Saved My Life, Hotchkiss's memoir is a moving account of one man's battle to overcome his demons and start over.

Life S Little Emergencies

Author : Emme Aronson
ISBN : 9781429970396
Genre : Reference
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Take off your shoes, curl up on the sofa, grab your favorite drink, let down your hair, and get ready for some straight-from-the-heart girl talk from Emme! In this frank, practical, and hilarious guide to getting through life's everyday emergencies, Emme is your navigator. Her insider's eye and priceless connections will help you solve the dilemmas that come your way—no matter what! Whether it's what to wear on that all-important first date (or totally crucial first interview), or how to throw an unforgettable party, or what to take with you on that impromptu getaway with the perfect guy, Emme comes to the rescue! And she calls on some of the smartest women around for "been there, done that" advice—women like Naomi Wolf, Aida Turturro, Trisha Yearwood, and Camryn Manheim. Each section is jam-packed with useful tips and strategies to help you get through things that might otherwise throw you for a loop. To solve your Beauty Emergencies, you will learn: - Secrets from make-up artist Bobbi Brown - The best body products you've never heard of Knock out your Fashion Emergencies with tips on - How to camouflage any figure flaw - What to wear to make a knockout first impression Find solutions to Romance Emergencies with - Breakthrough methods for handling tough holidays from expert psychologists - How to keep your friends close and circle the wagons And avoid Lifestyle Emergencies with - Party secrets from celebrity chefs and party planners - How to create the perfect living environment And much, much more! Life's Little Emergencies is the perfect companion for any woman driving along life's bumpy roads.

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Bill Bradley, Frappuccino, Howard Schultz, Seattle's Best Coffee, Hear Music, Starbucks Center, Jim Donald, Ethos Water, Stephen Gillett, Wright Massey, Tazo, Torrefazione Italia, Winter, Jerry Baldwin, Zev Siegl, How Starbucks Saved My Life, Howard Behar, Mazagran, Orin C. Smith, Clover Equipment Company, Gordon Bowker, Pasqua Coffee. Excerpt: Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) is an international coffee and coffeehouse chain based in Seattle, Washington. Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse company in the world, with 17,009 stores in 50 countries, including over 11,000 in the United States, over 1,000 in Canada, over 700 in the United Kingdom, and over 100 in the Philippines. Starbucks sells drip brewed coffee, espresso-based hot drinks, other hot and cold drinks, coffee beans, salads, hot and cold sandwiches and panini, pastries, snacks, and items such as mugs and tumblers. Through the Starbucks Entertainment division and Hear Music brand, the company also markets books, music, and film. Many of the company's products are seasonal or specific to the locality of the store. Starbucks-brand ice cream and coffee are also offered at grocery stores. From Starbucks' founding in later forms in Seattle as a local coffee bean roaster and retailer, the company has expanded rapidly. In the 1990s, Starbucks was opening a new store every workday, a pace that continued into the 2000s. The first store outside the United States or Canada opened in the mid-1990s, and overseas stores now constitute almost one third of Starbucks' stores. The company planned to open a net of 900 new stores outside of the United States in 2009, but has announced 900 store closures in the United States since 2008. Starbucks has been a target of protests on issues such as fair-trade policies, labor relations, environmental impact, political views, and...

Male Gaze

Author : Joe Treasure
ISBN : 9780330538732
Genre : Fiction
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David Parker’s new start in LA isn’t going entirely as he had hoped. London feels a million miles away, and even his loving marriage is beginning to look shaky. Drawn, through an alcoholic haze, into the orbit of Astrid and her friends, he spends a night on Malibu Beach that shocks him to the core. With the stakes suddenly raised, David must get his bearings: in love, in the city, and in a new century that seems to be imploding. Funny, deadly, and bristling with energy, this is the story of a man who loses life as he knows it – and sets out to find it again. 'Very funny, sparky and stylish. You won't be putting this book down' Independent on Sunday ‘A unique, persuasive voice. His is a name to watch’ Time Out ‘Scorching. Dark and sad, but equally smart and funny’ Elle

The Beach Cottage

Author : G. Lusby
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The Craigslist Murders

Author : Brenda Cullerton
ISBN : 9781612190204
Genre : Fiction
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“A brilliantly prophetic and modern tale of the macabre . . . A novel that roars across the intersection of Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho and Tom Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities.” —James Wolcott, Vanity Fair columnist Unleashing the pent-up fury most Americans feel over the financial crisis, Brenda Cullerton’s wickedly riotous tale of an interior “desecrator” turned murderess is a flaming arrow into the dark heart of Manhattan’s filthy rich. Working on New York’s Upper East Side for phenomenally rich and frighteningly skinny women who are suffering from BBS (Birkin Bag Syndrome—a muscle ailment due to carrying heavy pocketbooks) has driven interior designer Charlotte Wolfe mad. It seems to her that the insatiable pursuit of luxury breeds monsters. She gets even angrier when she begins to encounter the same thing over and over again: these women are so cheap they go on Craigslist to sell things their husband kept from wife number one. As the financial crisis escalates and Charlotte’s own resources dwindle, her rage leads her to not only bite the well-manicured hands that feed her, but to do something more—to really clean house. A razor-sharp satire that’s both laugh-out-loud funny and edge-of-your-seat suspenseful, The Craigslist Murders will inspire readers to cheer an unlikely heroine, whose nightmares are the stuff of a poor person’s dreams.

The Gospel According To Starbucks

Author : Leonard Sweet
ISBN : 0307446263
Genre : Religion
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Introducing the life you’d gladly stand in line for You don’t stand in line at Starbucks® just to buy a cup of coffee. You stop for the experience surrounding the cup of coffee. Too many of us line up for God out of duty or guilt. We completely miss the warmth and richness of the experience of living with God. If we’d learn to see what God is doing on earth, we could participate fully in the irresistible life that he offers. You can learn to pay attention like never before, to identify where God is already in business right in your neighborhood. The doors are open and the coffee is brewing. God is serving the refreshing antidote to the unsatisfying, arms-length spiritual life–and he won’t even make you stand in line. Let Leonard Sweet show you how the passion that Starbucks® has for creating an irresistible experience can connect you with God’s stirring introduction to the experience of faith. From the Trade Paperback edition.

My World Race As An International Missionary

Author : Mary Magoni
ISBN : 9781457509445
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The World Race is not your typical mission experience. For 11 months, participants abandon the luxuries of home and bid adieu to family and friends to join a squad of 50 to 60 fellow young adults and journey to 11 countries for the sole purpose of advancing the Kingdom of God. With only a 50-pound backpack, Racers live in 24/7 Christian community and learn what it really means to "consider everything a loss compared to the greatness of knowing Christ Jesus as Lord." Racers partner with local and longterm ministries overseas to serve as the hands and feet of Christ. During the year, Racers share the love of Jesus through orphan care, feeding the homeless, prostitute outreach, construction, praying over the lost, and door-to-door evangelism. God captivates Racers' hearts for his gospel as they see a world desperate for the hope and life that are in Christ Jesus. About the Author Mary Magoni grew up in Columbus, Georgia, and graduated from Columbus High School. In 2010, she graduated from Berry College in Rome, Georgia, receiving her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. She now lives in Rome, Georgia, and serves on the youth ministry staff at First Presbyterian Church. Mary's parents are involved in Christian ministry, and she has two younger sisters. Mary's passions include sharing Jesus with others, camping, and throwing herself into any creative project.

Where Did My Money Go?

Author : Bob Hopkins
ISBN : 9781449740320
Genre : Religion
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Have you ever wondered why you, like most Americans, are broke at the end of every month? Are you a slave to the monthly payment? Do you believe that things in your life would be better if you only got that well-deserved raise? Are you stuck in debt and believe there is no way out and no other way to obtain lifes needs? Did you know one-third of your lifes earnings will go to your house payment as another third goes to pay taxes? Would you like a better way to look at personal finances that will set you free from the shackles of the modern system of debt? Then this could be the very thing you need, as the answers to these questions will be easily explained within. The key to wealth is to be debt free, as commanded by God. Where Did My Money Go? can lead you in that direction by teaching you how to become debt free and recognize the predators knocking on your door in a culture dripping with materialism. Take a journey into a new life free from the banks, finance companies, mortgage companies, college loan companies, and all the other wolves at your door who simply want to take your hard-earned dollar.

The Covenant A Reincarnational Memoir

Author : Annie Weber
ISBN : 9780991157013
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Radically Normal

Author : Josh Kelley
ISBN : 9780736959391
Genre : Religion
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Do you feel that your life is pleasing to God—almost? When you hear about pastors, missionaries, and popular speakers, do you feel just a bit second-class, as if your life appears lukewarm and not as radical as theirs? You’re not alone. A vague sense of guilt is common in the church. We know God’s grace is the key to eternal life, but it’s so much more than that—it’s the key to a joy-filled walk with Him every moment. Josh Kelley shows why you don’t have to give away everything you own to be a fully committed follower of Jesus Christ. He demonstrates that... God is crazy about you right where you are. You are just as important as any other member of Christ’s body. The work you do every day can be pleasing to God. Discover the joy of radical obedience to Christ in your normal, everyday life.

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