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Jackpot: High Times, High Seas, and the Sting That Launched the War on Drugs by Jason Ryan
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 310 MB
Overview: In the late 1970s and early ’80s, a cadre of freewheeling Southern pot smugglers lived at the crossroads of Miami Vice and a Jimmy Buffett song. These irrepressible adventurers unloaded nearly a billion dollars worth of marijuana and hashish through the Eastern Seaboard’s marshes. Then came their undoing: Operation Jackpot, one of the largest drug investigations ever and an opening volley in Ronald Reagan’s "War on Drugs".
In Jackpot, author Jason Ryan takes us back to the heady days before drug smuggling was synonymous with deadly gunplay. During this golden age of marijuana trafficking, the country’s most prominent kingpins were a group of wayward and fun-loving Southern gentlemen who forsook college educations to sail drug-laden luxury sailboats across the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, and the Caribbean. Les Riley, Barry Foy, and their comrades eschewed violence as much as they loved pleasure, and it was greed, lust, and disaster at sea that ultimately caught up with them, along with the law.
In a cat-and-mouse game played out in exotic locations across the globe, the smugglers sailed through hurricanes, broke out of jail, and survived encounters with armed militants in Colombia, Grenada, and Lebanon. Based on years of research and interviews with imprisoned and recently released smugglers and the law enforcement agents who tracked them down, Jackpot is sure to become a classic story from America’s controversial drug wars.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
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Everything Counts: 52 Remarkable Ways to Inspire Excellence and Drive Results by Gary Ryan Blair
Requirements: .PDF reader, 1 MB
Overview: Everything Counts! is an execution strategy for inspiring excellence and driving exceptional results.
Too many people and organizations are mired in a mediocrity of their own making. They focus their attention and efforts on getting the big things right, but they ignore the little things that often make a big difference. As a result, reputations are damaged, brands diluted, and loyalty is lost by blatant disregard for the small stuff which negatively impacts the customer experience. For years, we’ve been taught not to sweat the small stuff, but in the real world of business, Everything Counts.
Everything Counts is a call to greater awareness and with awareness comes a responsibility to raise the performance bar. It offers a powerful operating philosophy that will steer your organization to reach higher levels of growth, productivity, and performance. From the smallest customer contact to the most minute details of product quality, the little things add up to a pretty big deal. Serving as the definitive guide on organizational and personal mastery, this book gives you a foundation for unparalleled customer service, superior quality, and consistent performance.
A proven system for organizing, aligning, and improving all your efforts in sales, service, and performance improvement
Shows how concentrating on the small things leads to growth, productivity, personal success, and business greatness
Helps you motivate your people and teams to achieve better results on both the personal and organizational level
Everything Counts reminds us that seemingly small things can make tremendous differences. The purpose of this book is to help you internally define and take ownership of the most fundamental principle behind achieving results beyond you expectations-a single idea with an actionable focus-Everything Counts!
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
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Dare to be Different: A leadership fable about transformational change in schools by Will Ryan
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.2 MB
Overview: Will Ryan’s Dare to be Different: A leadership fable about transformational change in schools tells the fictional tale of Brian Smith – a primary school head teacher who listens to what his political masters have to say, but then sets out to inspire real transformational change by doing the exact opposite and leading through his own values and beliefs. Writer and novelist Michael Korda claims that ‘the fastest way to succeed is to look like you are playing to someone else’s rules whilst quietly playing by your own’.
Dare to be Different illustrates how real transformational change can occur when a school leader does just that, as Will Ryan shares the trials and tribulations of the story’s fearless protagonist, Brian Smith, as he endeavours to take back ownership of what happens in the classroom. Exploring the significant challenges that school leaders often have to overcome in order to turn their dream into a reality, Dare to be Different lays before the reader a model of inspirational school leadership in this engaging and humorous take on life in modern schools.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational
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ExpressionEngine 2 via Ryan Irelan
Necessities: .PDF reader, 2.6 Mb
Evaluation: ExpressionEngine is likely one of the quickest rising content material control methods on the net. It is the energy in the back of many high-traffic websites, and it could actually energy yours, too. With this Fast-Get started Information, you can get hands-on revel in growing with the most recent ExpressionEngine 2.zero via construction an entire internet website from begin to end. You’ll be able to be informed complicated tactics for customizing and optimizing your websites, together with templates, add-ons, and extra.
On this e-book, famous knowledgeable Ryan Irelan walks you thru growing a web-based information website, Engine Town Instances. You’ll be able to get hands-on revel in operating with dynamic content material, classes, an RSS feed, website seek, and extra as you construct your information website.
You’ll be able to additional reinforce your ExpressionEngine abilities with complicated tactics for growing tough and manageable templates, successfully managing website information and property, and optimizing your ExpressionEngine web site to deal with hundreds of tourists. Transcend the local ExpressionEngine capability and customise the device thru using add-ons. You’ll be able to uncover how add-ons let you construct higher web pages, and you can additionally construct your individual add-ons from scratch.
Whether or not you are a internet fashion designer, internet developer, or internet grasp, this e-book gets you up to the mark temporarily construction websites with ExpressionEngine.
Style: Non-Fiction > Tech & Units
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Improv Wisdom: Don’t Prepare, Just Show Up by Patricia Ryan Madson
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.8 MB
Overview: In an irresistible invitation to lighten up, look around, and live an unscripted life, a master of the art of improvisation explains how to adopt the attitudes and techniques used by generations of musicians and actors.
Let’s face it: Life is something we all make up as we go along. No matter how carefully we formulate a “script,” it is bound to change when we interact with people with scripts of their own. Improv Wisdom shows how to apply the maxims of improvisational theater to real-life challenges-whether it’s dealing with a demanding boss, a tired child, or one of life’s never-ending surprises. Patricia Madson distills thirty years of experience into thirteen simple strategies, including “Say Yes,” “Start Anywhere,” “Face the Facts,” and “Make Mistakes, Please,” helping readers to loosen up, think on their feet, and take on everything life has to offer with skill, chutzpah, and a sense of humor.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
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