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Cosmographia

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Butt out, Dante. Move over, Milton. Piss off, Pound. Outta the way, Olson. Here comes Cosmographia – a post-Lucretian faux micro-epic, the latest ground breaking incursion into the ever popular spectacle of the Epic Poem. Tracking the classic epic journey through the unfolding cosmos toward home, though occasionally disoriented by milling cows with similar intent, Cosmographia teems with nasty political invective, scurrilous spiritual slander, and endless exploitive sexual innuendo. Taking as its muses Cab Calloway and Charles Mingus, by the time it gets home, Cosmographia has subjected the epic to unspeakable acts in the name of linguistic rectumtude, dada terrorism, and sporadic ejaculations of self-expression. Oh yeah! – poetry will never be the same.

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Well, this isn’t fair, is it? Boughn starts out as if he’s just fooling around, and then he sneaks in a major long poem for our time, whatever that is. This happened to me once before in Muncie, and this time it was even better. – George Bowering

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Michael Boughn has taught literature courses at the University of Toronto for 19 years. His own writing includes poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and essays. He is the author of H.D.: A Bibliography 1905-1990 (1993) and co-editor (with Victor Coleman) of Robert Duncan’s The H.D. Book (2011). His recent book of poetry, Cosmographia - A Post-Lucretian Faux Micro-Epic, was shortlisted for the 2011 Governor General’s Award for Poetry. His mystery novel, Business As Usual, was published in 2011. Great Canadian Poems for the Aged Vol.1 Illus. Ed is forthcoming from BookThug in 2012.

 
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Winston Churchill

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Er war Politiker aus Leidenschaft, Schriftsteller von Weltrang und besaß einen untrüglichen Instinkt für die Bedrohung der Freiheit durch Diktatur und Tyrannei. Winston Churchill war eine überragende politische Erscheinung. Christian Graf von Krockow erzählt sein Leben als die Biographie eines Mannes, der aufgrund seiner Herkunft und seiner Überzeugung den Charakter und Willen besaß, Hitler wie auch Stalin entgegenzutreten. Er zeigt die Größe, aber auch die Widersprüche und Abgründe des Mannes, der sich als Gegenspieler der Gewaltherrschaft unsterblichen Ruhm erwarb und doch einen barbarischen Bombenkrieg zuließ. Unser Jahrhundert, so Krockow, war nicht geprägt vom Zweikampf der Diktaturen, sondern vom Kampf der liberalen Demokratie gegen die Feinde der Freiheit. Churchill lehnte Faschismus und Kommunismus gleichermaßen konsequent ab und wurde so zur Schlüsselfigur einer ganzen Epoche.

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»Die Biografie liest sich wie ein Roman.«

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»Krockows Bewunderung für den Mann ist unüberlesbar, sie befähigt den Autor aber, Churchill aus dessen Zeit herauszuheben und in einen größeren Zusammenhang zu stellen.«

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»Krockows Churchill ist ein unterhaltsames und detailreiches Buch, auch wenn man sich mitunter vom Autor mehr kritische Distanz zu seinem Helden wünschen würde.«

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Christian Graf von Krockow, geboren 1927 in Hinterpommern, war Professor für Politikwissenschaft und seit 1969 freier Wissenschaftler und Schriftsteller. Für seine zahlreichen Bücher wurde er mehrfach ausgezeichnet. Christian Graf von Krockow verstarb im Jahr 2002.

 
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Bitcoin

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Bitcoin es el primer intento exitoso de una criptomoneda. ¿Superará al dólar, al yen y al euro en un futuro cercano? Difícil de prever, pero acaso las monedas digitales, nacidas de un acuerdo comunitario sin participación de bancos ni estados, sean la próxima revolución del sistema monetario.

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"Todas las respuestas para los que quieren saber cómo funcionan las monedas descentralizadas y libres de intermediarios" [Source: Key Service]

"En la era de Internet el dinero también tenía que cambiar" [Source: Suzanne Borg]

"Una exposición clara y concisa sobre un tema revolucionario" [Source: Active Managers]

 
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Trabajo Freelance

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Crear una excelente carrera profesional a partir de un blog es posible. Cursos, servicios de comunicación digital, periódicos y muchos otros modelos de negocio exitosos han comenzado con este formato. El universo creativo de la blogósfera es amplio y, aún si no quieres convertirte en un emprendedor del blog, esta guía te ayudará a construir una excelente vidriera de exposición laboral.

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"Todas las respuestas para los que buscan una alternativa laboral independiente" [Source: Paul Stanford]

"Las sugerencias de esta especialista son clave para los que quieren hacer una carrera laboral por cuenta propia" [Source: Key Service]

"Aunque la crisis está en todos lados, la tecnología ofrece salidas interesantes" [Source: Alexandra Kirkpatrick]

 
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Because we believe in artists!

We conducted the most comprehensive research ever been done on making a living from art, using ‘crowd-wisdom’ methodologies. We interviewed more than 1,000 artists, creative-professionals and art-businesses worldwide and found amazing patterns you can benefit from. This vital book is here to help you unlock your greatest potential.

Stop working in the wrong way! Discover why some are successful, where others fail to reach their art goals.

This inspirational book offers 7 powerful art career lessons and is here to help you unlock your greatest potential!

1. Find your deepest purpose, and rebuild yourself based on it

2. How to develop a unique signature style, and be original

3. Know your audience, and where they are active

4. The key to being professional and reaching goals

5. Get noticed! Tell your story, stir conversation

6. Build relationships and sell an experience

7. Fostering the right mind-set

This short-read self-development book provides unique insights, full of inspiration and motivation (not a how-to). It is a non-native English publication (incl. unedited content).

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Christin ist Diplom-Sozialpädagogin, zertifizierte Webentwicklerin, scharfe Analytikerin und passionierte multidisziplinäre Künstlerin. Sie verbindet ihre beruflichen Aktivitäten gerne mit Kunst und kreativer Arbeit.

Zum Beispiel fügt sich die Fotografie perfekt in ihre Designarbeit ein, während ihr pädagogischer Hintergrund und ihre Liebe zum kreativen Schreiben dazu beitragen, Online-Inhalte sowie Fachbücher und Artikel zu erstellen.

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Misha Stoutenbeek (geb. 1980 in den Niederlanden) ist professionell im internationalen Rohstoffhandel tätig und bekannt für seine Publikationen in den Bereichen Wirtschaftskommunikation, Marketing und Kunstmarkt.

Seinen akademischen Abschluss in Kommunikation & Marketing ergänzte er mit einer Ausbildung in Philosophie, Theologie und Buddhismus an der VU (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam). Misha ist vielfältig interessiert und wendet einen ganzheitlichen Ansatz für sein Schreiben an.

 
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Letting Go for Leaders

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Markus Jotzo:

Letting Go for Leaders.

Independent and creative employees who practically run the company on their own while the boss withdraws from the operative business and concentrates fully on his management tasks? That's every manager's dream. But how exactly does this work?

If you want to win the game, you have to play ball. This is a principle that applies not just to team sports, but even more so to leadership.

Here is the formula:

- Let go

- Trust people to do great things

- Delegate

- Have a clear head

- Achieve top performance

Because you can only get the best out of your employees if you challenge them and let them do their job. This benefits not only you, but also the company.

Markus Jotzo knows from his own experience how employees become co-entrepreneurs. In his book Letting Go for Leaders, he shows you that employee responsibility does not have to remain a pipe dream. Step by step, he explains how to hold your people accountable and thereby create freedom for yourself. You receive tangible tools and proven strategies that you can directly implement day after day. Keep the tips in mind and you will be less and less concerned with dealing with emergencies and more and more focused on the long-term important things.

 
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Christmas with Maud Lewis

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Maud Lewis has become one of Canada’s favourite folk artists, and her buoyant winter pictures of nature, pets, farm animals, and people at work and play are among her most charming. Her hands were twisted with arthritis, but Maud earned her living by painting Christmas cards and pictures and selling them from her tiny, gaily painted one-room house beside the highway near Digby, Nova Scotia.

Originally issued in 1997 and now available in this updated edition, Christmas with Maud Lewis paints a portrait of how this spirited woman celebrated the season in her life and art. Maud’s vision of Christmas embraces skaters sliding every which way, passengers leaning over the box of a horse-drawn sleigh, smiling oxen in their best harness, and bluebirds beside their snow-covered house. The paintings in Christmas with Maud Lewis are from the large collection of the Woolaver family.

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Lance Woolaver’s parents began collecting paintings and Christmas cards by Maud Lewis in the 1950s. He first wrote about Maud Lewis in 1975. His books on Maud Lewis include Christmas with the Rural Mail, From Ben Loman to the Sea, The Illuminated Life of Maud Lewis, and Maud Lewis: The Heart on the Door as well as Christmas with Maud Lewis.

 
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Knitting is a booming pastime, enjoying a resurgence of interest, spawning books, movies, a brisk online trade in wool and knitted goods — even trade fairs. In Canada, Cottage Craft has long held a strong reputation for its fine wool, dyed to the palette of the local landscape, and the fine craftsmanship of the women who weave and knit its quality materials. Behind Cottage Craft is the story of a woman of vision and remarkable resolve. Grace Helen Mowat looked upon traditional rural crafts — knitting, weaving, and rug hooking — as cash crops for the straitened farm women of Charlotte County, New Brunswick. In 1911, unmarried and with limited means, she commissioned a handful of St. Andrews women to make rugs according to her designs, which were then sent to Montreal. The Arts and Crafts movement was in full swing — the rugs sold quickly. This is the story of how Grace Helen Mowat built Cottage Craft into a burgeoning home-grown business that continues to attract customers the world over.

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Diana Rees was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. In 1983, after a career as teacher and librarian, she became owner and operator of the Sea Captain's Loft in St. Andrews, adjacent to Cottage Craft. Upon retirement, Diana began a biography of Grace Helen Mowat and a history of Cottage Craft, but died in 2007, leaving the manuscript to be completed by her husband, Ronald.

 
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Like a magician reveals his tricks, it’s high time to demystify the often-overrated role of big consultancies providing you with services in the field of restructuring, productivity and efficiency. You know full well that, at the end of the day, you are the one who does most of the consultants’ work. You don’t need the expensive “white collar” advice given to your management board.

What you really need is stimulation for that vital “click” in your head! Something to help you accept the change process in a slightly different way. Some out-of-the-box oversight throughout the change management process never goes amiss. And being given the freedom by your management board to make a few mistakes while changing things is important too. Then just add a small dash of the charisma required to engage a critical mass of people around you, and you are now ready to become a real leader for change. You are the chief change officer and your people will rally around you. They will follow through on your change.

Just remember one thing – once you read the book, change management will not become any easier in itself. You’ll just become much better at being able to SCORE your change and WIN.

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Ervin Pfeifer is a strategic consultant advising the management boards how to change their business to grow even better. He has been passionately introducing changes in the lives of companies for over 25 years.

His consulting practice is built on leading /advising positions of major national and international companies, primarily in industry of finance & banking, production, telecommunication, energy and automotive.

He focuses on business strategies and organizational development, improving operations by restructuring key processes, facilitating new revenue streams with services and modern business models. By negotiating the change in ever-changing business environment. Wherever possible by applying digital transformation! Targeting improvement of efficiency and productivity. Resulting in higher profit.

His company won European Commission's Award for the innovative environmental product of the year.

He has M.Sc. in engineering, M.Sc. (1st-in-class) and Ph.D. (1st-in-program) in management & business administration.

I‘m adviser who passionately design changes in life! 

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Suzana Leben has been facilitating business transformation in different roles. She has a track record of successfully leading huge optimization, growth and M&A projects and also managing holistically strategy definition and execution – i.e. business transformation programs.

Her background includes banking, payment systems, telecommunication, automotive, tourism.

She focuses on hands-on implementation of digital (business) strategies, by delivering the best mix of measures to achieve the goals with the optimal outcome, by facilitating the definition and prioritization of measures, by seeking and challenging new ideas, beyond core revenue streams and new business models. She is a great integrator of ideas, people, „melting“ industries and inspirer of digital and social components, first in the heads of change makers and than in the corporate (IT, organizational, business) systems.

She holds B.Sc. in macro and microeconomics and M.Sc in Information management.

She openly shares the experience with peers.

I‘m not an adviser… I work for a living! 

 
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Soundtrack für Vermögenswerte

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Vermögensaufbau leicht gemacht: Auf 292 Seiten lernst du ganz nebenbei, wie du deine Eigenmotivation erhöhst, deine Persönlichkeit entwickelst, deine Finanzbildung steigerst und letztlich finanziell unabhängig wirst.

Erlebe in diesem Sachroman, wie der finanziell ungebildete 29-jährige Tom sich nach und nach das Wissen über die unterschiedlichsten Aspekte des Unternehmertums, der Geldanlage und der richtigen Einstellung aneignet und aus dem Tal der finanziell Ahnungslosen heraustritt.

Während du also den faszinierenden Werdegang des Heavy-Metal-Gitarristen und Gelegenheitsarbeiters liest, lernst du auf unterhaltsame Art, wie man seine Schulden loswird, sein Geld richtig anlegt, sich passive Einkommensströme aufbaut und sich weitere monetäre Standbeine aufstellt, um die richtigen Schritte zur finanziellen Unabhängigkeit zu tun.

Ganz konkret erfährst du in diesem Buch:

- Warum Finanzbildung wichtig ist und du dich finanziell bilden solltest

- Wie du mit deinem Humankapital mehr Geld verdienst

- Wie du Schulden abbaust

- Wie du dich von Altlasten befreist und dabei Geld verdienst

- Wie du erste unternehmerische Schritte gehst

- Wie du dein Geld einfach an der Börse anlegst

- Wie du dein Geld passiv mit P2P-Krediten vermehrst

- Wie du sinnvoll in Immobilien investierst

- Was es mit der Geldanlage in Gold auf sich hat

- Wie du mit T-Shirt-Verkäufen im Internet den Unternehmer in dir weckst

- Welche Möglichkeiten Crowdinvesting und Crowdfunding bieten

- Wie du deine Einstellung änderst und dir Ziele setzt

Abgerundet wird dieses innovative Buch mit unzähligen Literaturhinweisen zu den vielen Themen. Darüber hinaus erhältst du Tipps zu lesenswerten Blogs und Webseiten, hilfreichen Podcasts, interessanten YouTube-Kanälen, nützlichen Facebook-Gruppen und seriösen Zeitschriften.

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Daniel Korth ist seit 2015 als Podcaster, Blogger, Speaker und Buchautor aktiv. Als Finanzrocker schreibt und spricht er über Geldanlage, Vermögensaufbau, Selbstständigkeit und Humankapital. Auch in seinen Büchern geht es um diese Themen. Jeden Monat erreicht er damit über 200.000 Hörer und Leser. Seit 21 Jahren ist er dem Rock und Heavy Metal verfallen - eher Underground als Mainstream. Daher kommt auch der Name. Hauptberuflich arbeitet er im Online-Marketing einer Hochschule. Alles Weitere erfährst du unter www.finanzrocker.net.

 
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