The Real Deal
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Get ready for your next favorite romantic comedy, THE REAL DEAL, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blakely! April Hamilton wants you to know she hasn’t been on GigsForHire since that time she sold her futon after college. She doesn’t even spend that much time online. And even if she did, she would not be looking up personal ads. But going home alone for her family's summer reunion is an invitation for every single relative to butt into her personal life. She simply can’t handle another blind date with the butcher, the baker or the candlestick maker from her hometown. So when she finds the GigsforHire ad for a boyfriend-for-hire, she’s ready to pay to play. Heading Home and Need a Buffer? I’m the REAL DEAL. Theo Banks has been running from the past for years. He’s this close to finally settling all his debts, and one more job as a boyfriend-for-hire will do the trick. He’s no gigolo. Please. He’s something of an actor, and he knows how to slip into any role, including pretending to be April’s new beau -- the bad boy with the heart of gold. Even if it means sleeping in close quarters in that tiny little bed in her parents’ inn. Even if it means spinning tales of a romance that starts to feel all too true. What neither one of them counts on is that amid the egg toss, the arm wrestling, and a fierce game of Lawn Twister that has them tangled up together, they might be feeling the real deal. She only wanted to show her family once and for all that she had no need to settle down. He didn’t expect to have the time of his life at her parent’s home. They didn’t plan on loving every single second of the game. But can a masterful game of pretend result in true love?
Shortly after we set up shop, the four of us and our wives convened at Arthur's home on Long Island to celebrate. It was a festive occasion, and we all openly shared our aspirations. To this day, I remember the others stressing over and over their desire to become wealthy. Given that Joanie and I were raising two toddlers and lived nearly hand-to-mouth, the talk was certainly seductive. Still, what I remember most from that dinner was my declaration that the money should be secondary-what mattered more to me was to build a great firm: one that would lead the industry, employ lots of people, endure over many years, and, importantly, command respect.Over the next forty-three years, I never altered my priorities."-from THE REAL DEALThe Sandy Weill story is truly one for the ages. Starting with $30,000 in borrowed cash in 1960, and relying on uncanny entrepreneurial instincts, Sandy created one of the leading securities firms in the U.S. and became one of the best known businessmen in the world. After selling his company to American Express and becoming its president, he experienced a professional setback. Undaunted, he cannily parlayed it into a second career, starting over with a sleepy consumer loan company called Commercial Credit, which over the next seventeen years he transformed into the leading global bank, Citigroup. During this span, Weill as chairman and CEO delivered an astounding 2,600 percent return to investors-better than legendary CEO Jack Welch or investor Warren Buffett during that same period.Yet success is never an easy path, and Weill divulges the highs and lows. His ascent to power has been documented by the media over the years, but never before has Weill revealed the brutally honest and unvarnished side of an astonishing life and career.And Weill goes further, sharing his love of philanthropy, a journey that took him "from a mediocre bass drummer in my high-school marching band to the chairmanship of Carnegie Hall." He brings readers into his personal life, introducing them to his wife, Joan, his daily inspiration, and discussing his relationships with competitors and colleagues alike, including proteges like Peter Cohen and Jamie Dimon. Along the way, he shares the most important lessons he learned in business and in life. From a middle-class Brooklyn childhood to corporate legend, philanthropist, financier, and chairman emeritus of Citigroup Inc., THE REAL DEAL tells a remarkable story-that of a financial superstar who always loved the game more than the gold.
This work puts debates about Social Security reform into historical perspective, considers various reform ideas, and elaborates a proposal to ensure that the system can continue to meet the claims of the retired and the disabled. It sets out a plan to change the way Social Security is financed.
Tired of working 9 to 5 for someone else, just to make ends meet? Looking for a path to financial freedom so that you can spend your time doing what you want to do? For many savvy Australians, property investing has lead to exactly that. They have found an investing method suited to their own circumstances and turns a property dream into an income stream – and, in some cases, an early retirement! So how can you escape the daily grind and achieve the same results, even if you've never invested in property before? The Real Deal is the only real estate book that: takes you through an array of investment methods – from negative and positive gearing to renovation, subdivision, commercial property and property development, and everything in between shares the experiences of 14 real-life, everyday investors who have created wealth using these methods so you can see how they work in the real world teaches you how to set goals and provides the tools to stay motivated to achieve them helps you access the best investment approach for you in terms of time, money, level of difficulty and effort actually gets you on the road to financial freedom – fast. You'll learn how to make deals for quick profit, deals that you can work on yourself and deals that you can pay others to look after for you. The options are limited only by your own creativity!
CONTINUING TO READ THIS BOOK WILL BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR CHRISTIAN BELIEFS! “One must never stop reading. Read everything that you can read, that is of standard knowledge. Don’t waste time reading trashy literature. _e idea is that personal experience is not enough for a human to get all the useful knowledge of life, because the individual life is too short, so we must feed on the experience of others.” Baba Marcus M. Garvey
A music business reference source that offers specific advice to musicians onetting that all-important record deal. This expanded edition features advicerom dozens of managers, record producers, recording artists and publicists.here are step-by-step instructions on preparing a presentation package andontacting record labels. Also included is information on using the Internet.
[Siren Publishing: The Lynn Hagen ManLove Collection: Contemporary, ManLove, Alternative, Paranormal, Shape-shifters, Romantic Suspense, MM, HEA] Jayce Foyer is looking for work, and is offered a chance to make some cash by a hot stranger. He takes Deon up on his offer, but things turn sideways when two deputies show up, accusing Jayce of murder. He’s hauled in for questioning when evidence of the crime is found at his house, and the only man who can clear his name is the one man who is hiding the truth from him. Deon Wilkerson. Jayce’s mate. Deon’s past comes back to slap him in the face. It also opens old wounds he’d rather not deal with. Unfortunately his present and past collide, leaving his mate in serious danger. But Deon isn’t one to trifle with. He’ll use every tool in his arsenal to keep Jayce safe, even if that means facing the most painful moment in his life. As bodies drop and tempers flare, it’s up to Deon to save his mate from a life in prison. Lynn Hagen is a Siren-exclusive author.
Discusses challenging topics, including self-respect, sexuality, and disicipline with aspects unique to African American girls, providing a Christian faith point-of-view.
Finally, a book that nourishes the spirituality of the Christian single mother, particularly those newly singled by divorce. The prayers of this book will put words to the longings of your heart as you follow your own journey that starts out as why me and progresses to yes Lord! Beautifully illustrated, prayers for yourself, your children, even your ex-husband are included. Prayers for your work, childrearing and the grace of sensitivity to the needs of others round out the prayers of Handmaid of the Lord: Prayers for Newly Single Christian Mothers. Whether you read this book for yourself or a single mother to whom you are close, Handmaid shows all who read it how God's sovereign plan for each of us is fulfilled in all our lives.
The path to satisfying relationships is clear. And rarely taken. We all long for close relationships. Bonds so secure that we can be completely honest and vulnerable. But often, we keep our relationships at a safe—and shallow—level. We avoid the risk of revealing all that’s in our hearts. God wants us to take that risk. His reward for doing so is the satisfaction of true, deep community. If you’re ready to experience that joy, The Real Deal will help you move beyond your fears into the realm of knowing others and being known by them. Each session will carefully assist you in peeling away the disguises that prevent you from being your truest, freest self. Get ready for a life-changing adventure in developing richer, more meaningful relationships with God, with others, and with yourself.Interactions—a powerful and challenging tool for building deep relationships between you and your group members, and you and God. Interactions is far more than another group Bible study. It's a cutting-edge series designed to help small group participants develop into fully devoted followers of Christ.
Become the real deal and you’ll become the leader you’re meant to be. If you want to make change in your organization and in your world, and advance your own career, you need to become a person who can effectively influence others to take action. When looking to bring about organizational change of any kind, the main skill required is influence. Nothing will help your cause more than being able to effectively influence others to take action. Become the Real Deal presents a modern and practical approach to leadership that yields unlimited dividends for leaders at all levels. Author Connie Dieken calls these dividends your Return on Influence® (ROI). You’ll discover your own Centers of Influence through a series of visual dashboards and learn how to capitalize on these Centers of Influence to become the powerful, purposeful authority you’re meant to be. Readers will learn how to override personal influence-killing tendencies, such as narcissism, anxiety, long-windedness, silence, social façades, and invisibility. Connie Diekenis the country’s foremost Fortune 500 communication coachan executive coach to the world’s top brands, an Emmy award winning former TV news anchor, reporter, and inductee of the Radio/Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame. For anyone seeking to be the “real deal,” this book uncovers the strengths and skills you need to gain influence and lead your organization to success.
What happens when a hardcore American thug and hustler meets a young African wannabe gangsta in New York? Culture shock for the African when he finds out the real deal in the thug life, in the hood, in the mean streets of America, that wearing the wrong colors can get you killed, that being at the wrong place at the wrong time can be a fatal mistake. Culture shock for the American gangsta when the African pulls his girl, because she finds him real and grounded among other things. Together, the unlikely pair go up against the big boys and end up with more problems than they bargained for.
WARNING: not just another run-of-the-mill guide for parents and teachers of teens. Answers the secret questions that adolescents discuss among themselves. Doesn't pull punches; sometimes politically incorrect and controversial, but also grounded in real life, meticulously documented by thousands of interviews with teenagers across America.
After dropping out of school at just sixteen, James Caan started his business life in a broom cupboard with no qualifications and two pieces of fatherly wisdom: 'observe the masses and do the opposite' and 'always look for opportunities where both parties benefit'. Armed with this advice, natural charm and the Yellow Pages, he built a market-leading business with a turnover of £130 million and swiftly became one of Britain's most successful entrepreneurs. From Caan's childhood as a Pakistani immigrant to the phenomenal success of his first company and beyond, The Real Deal traces both his financial and personal achievements. It offers a frank account of what success at thirty really signifies and brings us right up to the present, including his impact on Dragons' Den and what his charity work, from saving a hospital in London to building a school in Lahore, means to him. Ultimately, it is a story of learning what money is really worth, told by one the country's most insightful businessmen.
Rod's drug addiction began at college and quickly moved from cannabis to Ecstasy and eventually heroin and crack cocaine. He soon became heavily involved in dealing drugs and gambling in order to finance his drugs habit. Following an attempt to import class A drugs onto the island of Guernsey, Rod ended up in prison. At rock bottom and in desperation, he turned to God and began his journey to freedom from his addictions. "This book is a compelling read...It details the ever greater power of Jesus, who saves lives and brings about a complete transformation to those lives which are on the path to utter destruction, in a way that nothing and no one else can. The book reveals how God's love, grace and true forgiveness turn not only Rod's life around, but also the lives of his long-time accomplices and shows how that has impacted hundreds of others' lives for the better. His accomplices also give us an insight into their own journey with Rod. Altogether, a mighty powerful read." John Kirby, International Director, Christians Against Poverty
Emily Carter is in Manhattan for a weeklong adventure—shopping, sightseeing and maybe, possibly, hopefully, sex. She's got a copy of Erotic New York and she's not afraid to use it…. Nick Corrigan finds Emily's naughty guidebook in their cab and hand-delivers it to her hotel. Enticingly anonymous for once, the sexy all-star pitcher is intrigued by the bossy, brainy out-of-towner. Soon the unlikely pair is steaming up the windows of Nick's penthouse apartment. Could this be just a fun vacation fling…or the real thing?
The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the Sisterhood and the Captives series delivers her signature mix of thrilling twists and relatable heroines in this exciting novel following an independent woman driven by passion and bound by duty in Washington, DC. Resourceful and steadfast FBI agent Quinn Star has always relied on herself—how else could she have survived the boys club of the Bureau or navigated the heartbreak of a thwarted affair with her boss? Today, Quinn risks her life every day in the Secret Service as she protects the First Lady of the United States. But unfortunately, she can’t safeguard her from the ruthless advisors who are intent on hiding the President’s debilitating illness for their political gain. Suspecting a conspiracy that places the fate of the President, his wife—and the nation—on the line, Quinn whisks the First Lady out of the capital to her South Carolina home. But are they truly safe from whoever is pulling the strings in this lethal game? And Quinn’s fortitude is tested further when a mysterious lover emerges from the shadows of the past...
This little book was written to take the mystery out of family history and to make it EASY for new converts and "old timers" in the Church. It is also written so that any teacher can pick it up and teach eight family history lessons -- EASILY. Additionally, it is written for the priesthood leader, who wants an EASY way to get a family history initiative started under his stewardship. And, lastly, it shows the EASY (and only) way to perfection through family history and temple work. As is written on the cover of the book, our Savior said His yoke was easy, not hard or difficult [Matt. 11:30]. There is an EASY WAY to do LDS family history work. It's all in the goal. Doing six generations of ordinances nowadays is a snap! You won't become a "genealogist", as the world sees it, but you will become a "savior on Mt. Zion." The Church is producing software and Internet helps for us nearly at light-speed! Well, there seems to be something new nearly every week, anyway. And temples have never been closer to us! It's never been easier in the history of this world.
Brewer discusses the daily to-do's in preparing to bury a loved one, while providing hope that although others don't comprehend the range of emotions survivors feel, God is always beside them.