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Chasing Stars

By Boris Groysberg
  • ISBN Code: : 9781400834389
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages : 504
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 167
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : chasing-stars.pdf

Book Excerpt :

It is taken for granted in the knowledge economy that companies must employ the most talented performers to compete and succeed. Many firms try to buy stars by luring them away from competitors. But Boris Groysberg shows what an uncertain and disastrous practice this can be. After examining the careers of more than a thousand star analysts at Wall Street investment banks, and conducting more than two hundred frank interviews, Groysberg comes to a striking conclusion: star analysts who change firms suffer an immediate and lasting decline in performance. Their earlier excellence appears to have depended heavily on their former firms' general and proprietary resources, organizational cultures, networks, and colleagues. There are a few exceptions, such as stars who move with their teams and stars who switch to better firms. Female stars also perform better after changing jobs than their male counterparts do. But most stars who switch firms turn out to be meteors, quickly losing luster in their new settings. Groysberg also explores how some Wall Street research departments are successfully growing, retaining, and deploying their own stars. Finally, the book examines how its findings apply to many other occupations, from general managers to football players. Chasing Stars offers profound insights into the fundamental nature of outstanding performance. It also offers practical guidance to individuals on how to manage their careers strategically, and to companies on how to identify, develop, and keep talent.

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  • Members : 397
  • Pdf File: the-complete-novels-of-virginia-woolf.pdf

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This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: The Voyage Out Night and Day Jacob's Room Mrs Dalloway To the Lighthouse Orlando The Waves The Years Between the Acts Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) was an English writer, and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927) and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own (1929), with its famous dictum, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."

At the Mouth of the River of Bees

By Kij Johnson
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  • Publisher : Small Beer Press
  • Book Code : 193152081X
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
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A sparkling debut collection from one of the hottest writers in science fiction: her stories have received the Nebula Award the last two years running. These stories feature cats, bees, wolves, dogs, and even that most capricious of animals, humans, and have been reprinted in The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror, Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, and The Secret History of Fantasy. At the Mouth of the River of Bees 26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss The Horse Raiders Spar Fox Magic Names for Water Schrodinger’s Cathouse My Wife Reincarnated as a Solitaire Chenting, in the Land of the Dead The Bitey Cat The Empress Jingu Fishes Wolf Trapping The Man Who Bridged the Mist Ponies The Cat Who Walked a Thousand Miles The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change Kij Johnson's stories have won the Sturgeon and World Fantasy awards. She has taught writing; worked at Tor, Dark Horse, and Microsoft; worked as a radio announcer; run bookstores; and waitressed in a strip bar.

The Grave Winner

By Lindsey R. Loucks
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  • Publisher : Evershade Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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Book 1 of a Spine-Chilling YA Paranormal Romance Series Leigh Baxton is terrified her mom will come back from the dead -- just like the prom queen did. While the town goes beehive over the news, Leigh bikes to the local cemetery and buries some of her mom's things in her grave to keep her there. When the hot and mysterious caretaker warns her not to give gifts to the dead, Leigh cranks up her punk music and keeps digging. She should have listened. Two dead sorceresses evicted the prom queen from her grave to bury someone who offered certain gifts. Bury them alive, that is, then resurrect them to create a trio of undead powerful enough to free the darkest sorceress ever from her prison inside the earth. With help from the caretaker and the dead prom queen, Leigh must find out what's so special about the gifts she gave, and why the sorceresses are stalking her and her little sister. If she doesn't, she'll either lose another loved one or have to give the ultimate gift to the dead – herself.

The Complete 9 Novels: The Voyage Out + Night and Day + Jacob's Room + Mrs Dalloway + To the Lighthouse + Orlando + The Waves + The Years + Between the Acts

By Virginia Woolf
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026808207
  • Total of Pages : 4597
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 832
  • Pdf File: the-complete-9-novels.pdf

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete 9 Novels: The Voyage Out + Night and Day + Jacob's Room + Mrs Dalloway + To the Lighthouse + Orlando + The Waves + The Years + Between the Acts" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Adeline Virginia Woolf (25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English writer, and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927) and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own (1929), with its famous dictum, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction." Content: * The Voyage Out (1915) * Night and Day (1919) * Jacob's Room (1922) * Mrs Dalloway (1925) * To the Lighthouse (1927) * Orlando (1928) * The Waves (1931) * The Years (1937) * Between the Acts (1941)


By Claire Legrand
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 006242775X
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 967
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"A heart-pounding adventure."—Publishers Weekly (starred review) Orphan. Thief. Witch. A classic fantasy-adventure reminiscent of Howl's Moving Castle from New York Times–bestselling author Claire Legrand. Twelve-year-old Quicksilver lives as a thief in the sleepy town of Willow-on-the-River. Her only companions are her faithful dog and partner in crime, Fox—and Sly Boots, the shy boy who lets her live in his attic when it’s too cold to sleep on the rooftops. It’s a lonesome life, but Quicksilver is used to being alone. When you are alone, no one can hurt you. No one can abandon you. Then one day Quicksilver discovers that she can perform magic. Real magic. The kind that isn’t supposed to exist anymore. Magic is forbidden, but Quicksilver nevertheless wants to learn more. With real magic, she could become the greatest thief who ever lived. She could maybe even find her parents. What she does find, however, is much more complicated and surprising. . . . Acclaimed author Claire Legrand’s stunning and original novel explores the danger of lies and the power of truth, the strength found in friendship, and the value of loving and being loved . . . even if it means risking your heart. Full of magic, adventure, and an original and compelling cast of characters, Foxheart will appeal to fans of Neil Gaiman and Diana Wynne Jones.

Hutch’s Rainbow Bridge

By T/Sgt. James Lee Hutchinson EDS
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1546266003
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 707
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Hutch’s Rainbow Bridge, the author’s sixth book, contains short stories and drawings of dogs, cats, and horses that have enriched the life of the of the ninety-three-year-old WWII veteran and educator. He salutes Lawrence county’s 2018 bicentennial. He has lived almost half of it and writes of his pets from tot to great-grandfather in the same down-home manner used in his fifth book, On Leatherwood Creek, a “childhood in the Great Depression” project that followed four WWII Eighth Army Air Corps books. (See free videos at Hutch’s greatest generation WWII stories.) He has preserved 250 short stories of World War ll veterans and speaks and writes to report history from an old man who was there as a teenager and is proud to have received many honors after retirement. The author holds three Indiana University degrees and is retired from a thirty-seven-year career as elementary teacher, principal, and assistant to the superintendent. He is a fifty-year mason, Rotary Paul Harris fellow, Presbyterian elder, and recent recipient of Indiana’s highest honor, Sagamore of the Wabash.

The Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson MEGAPACK ®

By Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Book Code : 1479401803
  • Total of Pages : 2606
  • Category : Fiction
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"The Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson Megapack: collects 159 works by the great Norwegian author (and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature) -- 24 prose works, 6 plays, and 129 poems -- plus three critical introduction and a long introductory biography. Prose works include: THE FATHER ABSALOM'S HAIR ARNE: A Sketch of Norwegian Country Life THE RAILROAD AND THE CHURCHYARD THROND A DANGEROUS WOOING THE BEAR HUNTER THE FATHER THE EAGLE’S NEST THE BRIDAL MARCH ONE DAY CAPTAIN MANSANA MOTHER'S HANDS A HAPPY BOY THE HERITAGE OF THE KURTS, Volume I THE HERITAGE OF THE KURTS, Volume II IN GOD'S WAY MAGNHILD DUST MARY OVIND THE EAGLE'S NEST THE FATHER THE FISHER GIRL Plays include: THE NEWLY-MARRIED COUPLE LEONARDA THE EDITOR A GAUNTLET THE BANKRUPT THE KING Please search this ebook store for "Wildside Megapack" to see more volumes in the series, collecting great tales of adventure, mystery, science fiction, westerns, ghost stories -- and much, much more! (Sort by publication date to see the most recent additions.)