The Customer-Driven Culture, A Microsoft Story

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The Customer-Driven Culture, A Microsoft Story

The Customer-Driven Culture, A Microsoft Story: Six Proven Strategies to Hack Your Culture and Develop a Learning-Focused Organization by Travis Lowdermilk, Monty Hammontree
English | February 24th, 2020 | ISBN: 1492058718 | 211 pages | True PDF | 18.85 MB

If you're striving to make products and services that your customers will love, then you'll need a customer-driven organization. As companies transform their businesses to meet the demands of the digital age, they find themselves grappling with uniquely human challenges. Organizational knowledge becomes siloed, employees move to safeguard their expertise, and customer data creates polarization and infighting between teams. All of these challenges widen the distance between the people who make your products and the customers who use them.

Fire, Ice, and Physics: The Science of Game of Thrones (The MIT Press)

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Fire, Ice, and Physics: The Science of Game of Thrones (The MIT Press)

Fire, Ice, and Physics: The Science of Game of Thrones (The MIT Press) by Rebecca C. Thompson
English | October 29th, 2019 | ISBN: 0262043076 | 296 pages | EPUB | 1.56 MB

Exploring the science in George R. R. Martin's fantastical world, from the physics of an ice wall to the genetics of the Targaryens and Lannisters.

On Anger (Boston Review / Forum)

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On Anger (Boston Review / Forum)

On Anger (Boston Review / Forum) by Agnes Callard
English | January 17th, 2020 | ISBN: 1946511544 | 160 pages | EPUB | 0.18 MB

Is anger eternal? Righteous? Reflections on the causes and consequences of an phenomenon critical to our intimate and public lives.

British Politics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions), 3rd Edition

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British Politics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions), 3rd Edition

British Politics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions), 3rd Edition by Tony Wright
English | July 1st, 2020 | ISBN: 0198827326 | 160 pages | EPUB | 2.06 MB

At a time when politics in Britain is experiencing unprecedented turmoil, this Very Short Introduction examines the past, present, and possible future of British politics. Tony Wright puts current events into a longer and larger perspective, ranging from political ideas to political institutions, and offering an overview of the British political tradition. Throughout, he identifies key characteristics and ideas of British politics, and investigates what makes it distinctive, while emphasizing how these characteristics are reflected in the way the political system functions.

Due North: An expedition through Australia from Tasmania to the Gulf

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Due North: An expedition through Australia from Tasmania to the Gulf

Due North: An expedition through Australia from Tasmania to the Gulf by James Viles
English | July 2nd, 2020 | ISBN: 191163206X | 240 pages | EPUB | 175.23 MB

This is award-winning chef James Viles' photographic journal of his road trip from Tassie to the Top End, from Flinders Island in the Tasman Sea to the Gulf of Carpentaria.

How the Suburbs Were Segregated: Developers and the Business of Exclusionary Housing, 1890–1960

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How the Suburbs Were Segregated: Developers and the Business of Exclusionary Housing, 1890–1960

How the Suburbs Were Segregated: Developers and the Business of Exclusionary Housing, 1890–1960 (Columbia Studies in the History of U.S. Capitalism) by Paige Glotzer
English | June 28th, 2020 | ISBN: 0231179995 | 320 pages | EPUB (True/Retail Copy) | 54.20 MB

The story of the rise of the segregated suburb often begins during the New Deal and the Second World War, when sweeping federal policies hollowed out cities, pushed rapid suburbanization, and created a white homeowner class intent on defending racial barriers. Paige Glotzer offers a new understanding of the deeper roots of suburban segregation. The mid-twentieth-century policies that favored exclusionary housing were not simply the inevitable result of popular and elite prejudice, she reveals, but the culmination of a long-term effort by developers to use racism to structure suburban real estate markets.

The Loud Minority: Why Protests Matter in American Democracy (Princeton Studies in Political Behavior)

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The Loud Minority: Why Protests Matter in American Democracy (Princeton Studies in Political Behavior)

The Loud Minority: Why Protests Matter in American Democracy (Princeton Studies in Political Behavior) by Daniel Q. Gillion
English | March 10th, 2020 | ISBN: 0691181772 | 224 pages | EPUB | 13.90 MB

How political protests and activism have a direct influence on voter and candidate behavior

We Need More Tables: Navigating privilege in the face of poverty

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We Need More Tables: Navigating privilege in the face of poverty

We Need More Tables: Navigating privilege in the face of poverty by Norma Young
English | July 4th, 2020 | ISBN: 1990931626 | 224 pages | EPUB | 0.48 MB

Poverty isn't always a jumble of appalling statistics. Sometimes there are names, faces and stories to the numbers. It's a cousin who's finished high school but doesn't have enough money to job hunt. It's a colleague whose hand to mouth living still only gets her through half the month because her salary is just not enough. It's a grandfather who worked for decades and got a retirement package so paltry he can't pay his monthly bills.

Time Among the Maya: Travels in Belize, Guatemala and Mexico

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Time Among the Maya: Travels in Belize, Guatemala and Mexico

Time Among the Maya: Travels in Belize, Guatemala and Mexico by Ronald Wright
English | June 12th, 2020 | ISBN: 1780601808 | 144 pages | EPUB | 1.34 MB

The Maya created one of the most dazzling civilizations on earth, famed for its art, astronomy, mathematics and mythology, and its deep, metaphysical fascination with the mystery of time. Though it collapsed in the ninth century, Ronald Wright travels through the old territories of the Maya in search of its survival. Despite civil wars and centuries of oppression by first a Hispanic, then a mestizo culture, he discovers a region where seven million people still speak Mayan languages and strive to maintain their resilient, indigenous culture. Riveting both as a journey and a study of a civilization, Wright captures his experience with wit and profound wisdom.

This is What Democracy Looked Like: A Visual History of the Printed Ballot

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This is What Democracy Looked Like: A Visual History of the Printed Ballot

This is What Democracy Looked Like: A Visual History of the Printed Ballot by Alicia Yin Cheng
English | June 30th, 2020 | ISBN: 1616898879 | 176 pages | EPUB | 32.35 MB

This Is What Democracy Looked Like, the first illustrated history of printed ballot design, illuminates the noble but often flawed process at the heart of our democracy. An exploration and celebration of US ballots from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this visual history reveals unregulated, outlandish, and, at times, absurd designs that reflect the explosive growth and changing face of the voting public. The ballots offer insight into a pivotal time in American history—a period of tectonic shifts in the electoral system—fraught with electoral fraud, disenfranchisement, scams, and skullduggery, as parties printed their own tickets and voters risked their lives going to the polls.

The Last Lighthouse Keeper: A memoir

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The Last Lighthouse Keeper: A memoir

The Last Lighthouse Keeper: A memoir by John Cook, Jon Bauer
English | July 2nd, 2020 | ISBN: 1760874612 | 352 pages | EPUB | 9.80 MB

John Cook's ripping life story exposes Tasmania's old kero-fuelled lighthouses: relentless physically and emotionally demanding labour, done under the often cruel vagaries of nature. Noble work that can ultimately redeem a lost soul. Or break them.' MATTHEW EVANS

The Bird Way: a new look at how birds talk, work, play, parent, and think, AU Edition

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The Bird Way: a new look at how birds talk, work, play, parent, and think, AU Edition

The Bird Way: a new look at how birds talk, work, play, parent, and think, AU Edition by Jennifer Ackerman
English | July 2nd, 2020 | ISBN: 1925713768 | 368 pages | EPUB | 1.41 MB

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Genius of Birds, here is a radical investigation of the bird way of being and recent scientific research that is dramatically shifting our understanding of birds — how they live and how they think.

Pull No Punches: Memoir of a political survivor

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Pull No Punches: Memoir of a political survivor

Pull No Punches: Memoir of a political survivor by Judith Collins
English | July 2nd, 2020 | ISBN: 1760874655 | 288 pages | EPUB | 3.07 MB

The most anticipated political memoir of the year.

PC on Earth: The Beginnings of the Totalitarian Mindset

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PC on Earth: The Beginnings of the Totalitarian Mindset

PC on Earth: The Beginnings of the Totalitarian Mindset by Jabbar Moradi, Jasmin Dall'Agnola
English | July 2nd, 2020 | ISBN: 3838214005 | 120 pages | EPUB | 1.73 MB

What is political correctness? What is conformism? And could one say that preemptive obedience is a part of the increasingly prevalent climate of political correctness encountered today? The authors of PC on Earth take issue with a fashionable phenomenon emerging from North American campuses that is beginning to take hold in Europe too: the dangerous consequences of identity politics and conformism, which they define as an essential element of political correctness. This book is a collection of satire, philosophical analysis, travel reports, political analysis, and personal experiences. The authors, all Europeans, present diverse views on a controversial topic. This collection offers readers independent and free-thinking opinions they will get nowhere else.

Not That I'd Kiss a Girl: A memoir of coming out and coming-of-age

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Not That I'd Kiss a Girl: A memoir of coming out and coming-of-age

Not That I'd Kiss a Girl: A memoir of coming out and coming-of-age by Lil O'Brien
English | July 2nd, 2020 | ISBN: 1760874647 | 336 pages | EPUB | 0.72 MB

Lil O'Brien accidentally outed herself to her parents at the age of nineteen when they overheard her talking to a friend about liking girls. Half an hour later she found herself on the side of the road, with instructions to come back and pick up her suitcase the next day.