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Your Two Sense Worth by Daniel Padgug
Overview of book:
Ifas many have said, "Thoughts become things" and indeed we have the power to control our thoughts, doesn't it make sense to have thoughts that empower us vs. those that cause weakness? For just a one time fee of $7.30 (your 2 cents worth a day for anentireyear) you get an original daily message from Daniel Padgug that will help enable you to gear your thoughts in a way that will assist you in fulfilling your emotional, spiritual and financial goals.
Samples from the book:
Do something you’ve never done today, to experience something you’ve never felt.
When a dog loves us unconditionally, that’s called “normal behavior.” When humans do it, it’s called an “advanced behavior.” Maybe dogs need to teach humans tricks vs. the other way around.
Looking up to someone does not necessitate looking down on yourself, for there is truly no one greater than you.
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Chairman Eamon DeValera Collins is the undisputed boss of the Irish Catholic 15th Ward, chairman of the city council’s zoning committee, and the preeminent dealmaker in a city of dealmakers. The Chairman has no use for ideology or big ideas. To him, politics has always been a business, a means to enrich himself and his allies by providing favors that are expected to be returned. If you need to make a backroom arrangement, or even make a man disappear, the Chairman’s your man. If he’s not, it’s almost guaranteed that Collins, or one of his cronies, will be happy to make a referral…for a price. Big city ward politics is like that—or at least it was. Back then, the pols and their Mob allies were in charge, and only those who made trouble had trouble, including men who wound up washed in blood.
When the Chairman finds himself under seemingly irresistible pressure from federal law enforcement and from those who, under the guise of “reform,” would interfere with his way of running the city, a mayor will be indicted, a murderer will go free, and the changing of the guard will take place. The voters? They, as usual, asked no questions and did what they were told.
The Chairman: A Novel of Big City Politics is a darkly Machiavellian collection of anecdotes woven into a colorful narrative that unveils how the 20th century political machines operated in the good old days, when the politics were raw and the deal was what mattered.
Customer reviews for The Chairman by Mark M. Quinn:
This fascinating historic novel weaves an gripping story line through an insightful glimpse at urban politics over the past 30 years. The author adeptly takes the reader into the backrooms where deals are really made, and shows how those deals are then spun in the media. Clearly, Mr. Quinn has a terrific grasp of how "Machine" politics work at all levels today, as well how things have developed through the recent decades. I'm looking forward to his next work!
This is an awfully good glimpse into the political machine: the people who run (and profit by) it; the footsoldiers who make it work (and profit by it); the business men who use it (and profit by it); the shakedown artist anxious to play the game (and proift by it); and the reformers (who just may get steamrolled by it). Against this masterful setting, Quinn tells the age-old story of a man at the peak of his powers trying to hang on in a changing world against the inevitable assaults from within and outside his organization. A must read for political junkies, and just a plain old great read for the rest of us!
Machine politics is a tough business filled with people who put far higher values on power and money than on honor, friendship, or the lives of those they find troublesome. Atop this maelstrom sits Chairman Eamon DeValera Collins, formerly undisputed boss of the Irish-Catholic 15th Ward and now the man who controls the entire city, where he finds himself surrounded by opportunists, amateurs, criminals, thieves, and cold-blooded killers. Those he can trust are few; those who would attempt to use their friendship with him to line their pockets and eliminate their enemies are many. But only one former ally is tough, or crazy, enough to directly challenge his leadership. This challenger finds, however, that the Chairman will stop at nothing to teach such an upstart a lesson he, or she, will never forget.
In The Chairman’s Challenge, the sequel to The Chairman, A Novel of BigCityPolitics, award-winning writer Mark M. Quinn takes the reader on an entertaining, often amusing, sometimes dark, but always thought-provoking tour of Machine politics and of the minds of men, and women, who will sacrifice anything, or anyone, for the rewards of power.
Customer reviews for The Chairman's Challenge by Mark M. Quinn:
Once again, Quinn has produced a novel that works on several layers: an insider's primer on real politics as practiced in thie most political of big cities and a compelling tale of greed and ambition. The old Chairman finds his position threatened by the greed and ambition of those around him. Managing greed and ambition is his stock in trade, of course, but the levels of greed and naked ambition leave the outcome in doubt until the very end. (I will confess that I couldn't turn the pages fast enough, and jumped ahead to see how things came out!)
This book opens with a bang and builds to a satisfying finish. I couldn't read the last 50 pages fast enough.
The characters are well-developed and the settings perfectly familiar. The author is fast becoming one of my favorites.
To purchase individual copies of The Chairman and The Chairman's Challenge please visit our Fiction section or search The Chairman in the seach box.
This collection of slightly more than 80 essays on leading, developing yourself, developing others, dealing with tough days, managing your boss and having a few laughs along the way, is designed to be your personal, portable, professional development coach. Whether you are turning to just the right essay for ideas and inspiration during challenging times or, you are reading one per week, I guarantee there are ideas, approaches, tools and a few chuckles to lift your spirits, support your work and inspire you and your team members to new and greater levels of performance!
Customer reviews for Leadership Caffeine by Art Petty:
"Leadership Caffeine" is what the title implies - a pick-me-up for those looking to how to lead as well as how to lead more effectively. If this is you, then "Leadership Caffeine" will serve you well. Comprised of over 80 short chapters on topics ranging from decision-making to delegation, agility to resilience, this book provides a practical guide to encouraging others to follow your lead. The chapters on team building are insightful and well-worth putting into practice. Also included are thoughtful sections on self-development and reflection. The author, Art Petty, smartly includes questions and workbook style exercises at the end of every chapter. These are good as reflective exercises as well as activities you can try with your team. "Leadership Caffeine" is a must-have leadership guide.
Leadership Caffeine is a fantastic source for keeping leadership skills sharp! I have found this book to be an inspirational source for new ideas. It delivers a very clear and concise set of ideas that are 110% applicable to daily leadership challenges.
I'm a huge fan of this book and have found the 80+ leadership lessons to be segmented in a manner that allows me to easily and quickly gain value from the book. Excellent material for a book review within your team - each week the leadership team is able to review one of the lessons as a great catalyst for thought-provoking discussions.
Ideal for teams, groups, management/leadership book clubs and any setting where you need diverse and compelling content to stimulate leadership and performance thinking.