Join Sammy on another herbal adventure! Sammy’s friend has come to visit and whilst they are playing she gets stung by a bee. Thankfully Sammy and his mum know which plant growing nearby can help to relieve the pain and soothe the inflammation.
After a hundred years of watching humans make bad decisions, anyone would be sick of their job as peacekeeper. Reihan, a seaver created to deal with humans who lose control over their manifestation abilities, is no exception. Worse still, virtually all humans in the Travelling City can manifest. That is, shape reality according to their more or less well-formed and often poorly thought-out designs. That alone would be enough to keep her busy, but then there are people like Phillippe. Phillippe, who drenched himself in the city’s collective subconscious to strengthen his inborn powers. Even though he shouldn’t be, he seems fine, crowned as the new star escort in the Brothel of Transformative Curiosities. But Reihan has seen this story play out before. And Phillippe is far too charming, far too kind, and far too inconsolable for her to simply look away. The Travelling City is a dark fantasy mystery packed with romance and even more existential dread; set in a whimsical, bizarre and ever-changing world.
Casual encounters with strangers can be fatal.
In the third book of the DreaganStar series, repeated emotional and physical traumas leave Samantha Augustine hyper-vigilant, paranoid, and at times, unable to function. As her life spirals down with more chaotic undertakings, JourneyGrey Mannie Oliver works to alleviate her PTSD. While she oversees the Genni Colony’s entry into Dreagan Corporation, Sammie knows she must heal herself soon. The HazeGrey’s approaching death will trigger her next assignment - HazeGrey.
Stand Out Social Marketing explains how today's best-known brands draw attention that pays in the crowded space of social media--and how you can do the same for your brand!
Craft a formidable social media strategy to amplify your brand's reach and boost your bottom line. "Whether you're a Fortune 500 giant or a small business owner, if you aim to succeed in this ever-evolving landscape, this book is a must-read." — George G. Smith Jr., Social Strategist, PepsiCo "Having worked closely with countless organizations as they navigate the adoption of social technologies, I can confidently affirm that 'The Social Media Strategist' is the quintessential guide. Christopher Barger offers an elevated and pragmatic discourse on genuine adoption in the realm of social media. This book should grace the shelves of every corporate and agency practitioner." — Geoff Livingston, author of "Welcome to the Fifth Estate" and "Now Is Gone" "An essential read for those seeking to comprehend how to seamlessly integrate social media into their business, both from a strategic and operational perspective. It should be mandatory reading for students of communication and business management worldwide." — Olivier A. Blanchard, author of "Social Media ROI" "'The Social Media Strategist' is a breath of fresh air in a realm often characterized by superficiality. It equips you to think strategically and realistically, enabling efficient and creative action. If you're serious about your business and committed to harnessing the power of social media, this book is a must-read." — Esteban Contreras, Social Media Marketing Manager, Samsung USA "Christopher provides a fresh perspective as a seasoned practitioner and a pioneer in the early stages of the social media revolution. He delves into the complexities of significant internal change and the rewards of integrating social media into business planning, offering real-world examples of successful campaigns." — Shauna Causey, Head of Social Media, Nordstrom About the Book: In today's fast-paced corporate environment, it's no longer sufficient for large enterprises to merely launch a website and passively wait for customer engagement. The competition is fierce, and those who master the social media landscape are the ones that emerge victorious. There is now an unparalleled sense of urgency to establish a dynamic social media program, and it all commences with a proficient strategist who can adeptly organize and harness the organization's resources, bypass bureaucratic hurdles, and deliver real-time results. This is precisely where "The Social Media Strategist" comes into play. Before diving into specific social media initiatives, the primary step is to rally your organization and its members behind the concept of making social media a focal point of your business strategy.
An insightful and down-to-earth exploration of citizen media, "Now Is Gone" was among the pioneering works to capture the essence of the social media revolution, emphasizing the fundamental principles of engagement and community. Drawing from a wealth of experience in the realm of award-winning campaigns, "Welcome to the Fifth Estate" serves as your indispensable guide to constructing a successful and enduring social media initiative. This comprehensive resource not only offers well-founded strategies, practical tactics, and invaluable measurement insights but also equips businesses and nonprofits with the knowledge required to tackle internal cultural challenges. It steers you away from the allure of passing trends, such as shiny object syndrome and the pursuit of personal branding. Moreover, Adam Ostrow, Editor in Chief at Mashable, provides a forward that offers a reflective perspective on the ever-evolving media landscape.
"In our exploration of social media, we must also embrace the rich tapestry of social sciences. Fields like sociology, psychology, neuroscience, statistical analysis, ethnography, and, of course, marketing are the wellspring of Social Marketology. Dragon adeptly elucidates the significance of these disciplines in the context of business." — Brian Solis, author of "The End of Business as Usual" "It's no longer a matter of debate; social media stands as one of the paramount digital trends reshaping today's industries, brands, and customer networks. Ric Dragon's remarkably pragmatic guide equips you with the tools to maximize your social media investment by identifying the processes and best practices that cultivate genuine, valuable business relationships. Read it, and put it into action, today!" — David Rogers, bestselling author of "The Network Is Your Customer" "If you still view Facebook, Twitter, and their ilk as mere passing fads, you're missing the bigger picture. Consumers are more interconnected than ever, largely due to the proliferation of smartphones and tablets. We've moved beyond the 'Do I really need social media for my business?' stage. Ric's 'Social Marketology' offers a smart, organized approach to harnessing the power of social media for your business." — Mitch Joel, President of Twist Image, and author, blogger, and podcaster at "Six Pixels of Separation" About the Book: In today's digital landscape, personal interactions span a wide spectrum, from discussing the tastiest breakfast cereal to the latest advances in cancer treatment—all within the realm of social media. To effectively engage with your customers, joining these conversations is not a choice; it's a necessity. This fundamental truth has been underscored by the deluge of literature on social media marketing. Yet, what remains to be established are the best practices for crafting a tailored social media strategy that aligns with your unique business needs. That's precisely where this book comes into play. In "Social Marketology," Ric Dragon, co-founder of the renowned search engine marketing firm DragonSearch, propels social media marketing to a higher level. He guides you through the process of selecting the right tools for your specific requirements and formulating a strategy that is finely tuned to your objectives.
Every tech giant we know today had a humble startup beginning. While these companies often present an origin story filled with unwavering confidence, the reality is typically quite different: the early days of most startups are characterized by sheer chaos. This chaos arises from the stark disparities in motivations and incentives between those who have the vision and those who provide the funding. From the anxiety of fundraising to the intrigue of boardroom power struggles, Zalman and Neumann lend their unique voices to illuminate the divide between what founders and investors pledge to achieve and what they actually accomplish. "Founder vs. Investor" presents the unvarnished truth, from the perspective of each side, about the challenges in this fragile relationship—a dynamic in which strained relations can transform promising ventures into shattered dreams. This is the sole book authored by insiders who dare to unveil the intricacies of the world of high-growth, venture-backed startups.
In "Stop Worrying about Money," Jacqui Clarke, Australia's best-kept financial expert, provides savvy and dependable guidance to navigate the financial highs and lows of life. Through this book, you'll gain insights on how to clarify your values, set achievable goals, and foster open and honest discussions about money, both with yourself and others. Here's the truth: Money ebbs and flows. The cost of living steadily climbs, unexpected major life changes can blindside you, and at times, simply keeping up with expenses feels like a never-ending challenge. It's time to hit the pause button on distractions and gain financial wisdom. "Stop Worrying about Money" encourages you to reassess what financial independence and freedom truly mean to you. This guide will assist you in forging a less stressful and more empowering relationship with your finances, starting today. Inside, you'll learn how to: Establish financial security for yourself and your family. Define meaningful and realistic financial goals that align with your resources. Conquer creeping expenses and steer clear of common financial pitfalls. Bounce back from financial setbacks and become a master planner. "Stop Worrying about Money" is a hands-on, practical guide designed to help you tackle life's most prevalent and challenging financial hurdles. It serves as an invigorating and straightforward financial wake-up call that you've been longing for.
Assisting Nonprofessional Counselors to Improve their Helping Skills is a comprehensive training program that focuses on mental health first aid. Drawing on trusted and evidence-based psychological research and counseling theory, this training manual offers a step-by-step approach to helping skills, specifically designed for nonprofessionals. The author's clear and concise writing style makes it easy for nonprofessionals to grasp the basics of counseling, including effective strategies, action steps, and investigation procedures that can be used to help those in need. Using the LifeRAFT model, the training integrates multiple theoretical approaches, microskills training, evidence-based techniques, and ethical considerations. This unique manual includes case studies, session transcripts, and practice exercises to help nonprofessionals gain practical experience in applying their newfound skills. While this training is primarily targeted towards undergraduate students in applied psychology and nonprofessional counselors, it is also suitable for anyone who wants to learn how to respond to mental health crises in their everyday lives. Overall, Assisting Nonprofessional Counselors to Improve their Helping Skills is an excellent resource for those who want to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to provide effective mental health support.
Lynda Gratton is a pioneering thinker and globally recognized authority on the future of work. With over three decades of research under her belt, she offers an insightful perspective on the technological, demographic, cultural, and societal trends that are driving the future of work. Drawing on her extensive experience and learnings from the pandemic, Gratton presents a groundbreaking four-step framework for redesigning work that will help organizations create more engaging and fulfilling work environments. This comprehensive guide offers a deep understanding of how to tap into what motivates employees and drive performance, while reimagining creative and innovative ways of working. It also provides practical tips on how to model and test new approaches within your organization, and how to ensure that your redesign efforts lead to lasting benefits. With real-world examples of companies that have successfully tackled the challenges of the evolving work landscape, such as HSBC, Fujitsu, and Telstra, Redesigning Work is the ultimate resource for organizations seeking to create a more effective, sustainable, and human-centric work culture. Whether you’re leading a small team or a multinational corporation, this book will help you transform your organization and make hybrid working work for you.