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Burn The Business Plan

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How would you like to get business startup advice straight from the man who co-founded Global Entrepreneurship Week and StartUp America? Well now you can. Carl Schramm, the man described by The Economist as 'The Evangelist of Entrepreneurship', has written a myth-busting guide packed with tools and techniques to help you get your big idea off the ground. Carl believes that entrepreneurship has been completely misrepresented by the media, business books, university programmes and MBA courses. He believes that the perception of what it takes to start a business no longer matches the reality - which is bad news for everyone because it stops great ideas coming to life. Burn the Business Plan punctures the myth of the cool, tech-savvy 20-something entrepreneur with nothing to lose and venture capital to burn, showing that most people who start businesses are juggling careers and mortgages just like you. Burn the Business Plan is written to encourage you to get started. It demystifies the entrepreneurial process portrayed on television shows like Dragon's Den. It doesn't rely on largely irrelevant stories of overvalued tech startups, nor does it build on the largely mistaken narrative of a linear path from cold start to great success that is the essence of business planning, as taught in universities. This is the guide to starting and running a business that will actually work for the rest of us.Burn the Business Plan is for regular people who just want practical, real-world advice on how to start and run a successful business. It shows you how to avoid the common mistakes and what you need to do to put your enterprise on track for success.

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The Worst Case Scenario Cookery Club: the perfect laugh-out-loud romantic comedy

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Peggy and Me

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Hello dear book browser and thank you very much for browsing my way. Welcome to Peggy and Me. The story of my life since getting a beautiful Shih-Tzu Bichon Frise cross puppy (I call the breed a Shitty Frise - fun) in the form of Peggy. Some of you may be thinking: 'a book about a dog, how totally brilliant, I need hear no more, I'm sold.' In which case we should be best friends and go out to tea together, every day. Others of you may be thinking: 'a book about a dog, how totally mad, and sad, she must have officially lost it.' In which case I completely understand. For I once viewed dog owners with much suspicion. The way they obsessively talked about their dogs often using voices for them to reply; the way they have a light covering of dog hair all over their clothes and sofas; and an alarming comfort and ease around excrement. But I now get why people become so mad about their hounds. It wasn't instant love I have to admit. Getting a puppy when I was at a low ebb in my life wasn't easy - there was a lot of challenging, what I call, dog administration (dog-min), and that first humiliating trip to the vet still haunts me. It's been a bumpy old road, but Peggy has been lovingly by side through some life changing moments and I wouldn't have coped without her. Most surprisingly she has taught me a huge amount - not how to get an old pie packet out of a bin and lick it (I could already do that), but real lessons about life and love and trust and friendship. Put aside any doggy reservations and come walkies with Peggy and me...

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Welcome to the official Sirt Food Diet - the revolutionary way to lose 7lb in 7 days. Add healthy Sirt foods to your diet for effective and sustained weight loss, incredible energy and glowing health.Switch on your body's fat-burning powers, supercharge weight loss and help stave off disease with this easy-to-follow diet developed by the experts in nutritional medicine who proved the impact of Sirtfoods.Dark chocolate, coffee, kale - these are all foods that activate sirtuins and switch on the so-called 'skinny gene' pathways in the body. These are the same pathways more commonly activated by fasting and exercise - meaning they help the body to burn fat, increase muscle and improve health.Based on trials that showed an increase in lean muscle, as well as consistent weight loss of 7lbs over the course of just one week, The Sirtfood Diet is revolutionizing sports nutrition and healthy eating.Written by the nutritional experts behind those trials, and the only book rooted in their scientific research, The Sirtfood Diet gives you:- a simple, healthy way of eating for weight loss- inspirational case studies- delicious, easy-to-make recipes- a maintenance plan for prolonged successTV chef Lorraine Pascale, heavyweight champion boxer David Haye, model Jodie Kidd and The America's Cup team team GB leader Sir Ben Ainslie have all discovered the secret power of Sirtfoods. The Sirtfood Diet is a diet of inclusion not exclusion, and Sirtfoods are widely available and affordable for all. This is a diet that encourages you to pick up your knife and fork, and enjoy eating delicious healthy food while seeing the health and weight-loss benefits. Pioneers of the 'modern day medicine movement', advocating the need to complement medical intervention with nutrition and lifestyle changes, Aidan Goggins and Glen Matten both hold Master's Degrees in Nutritional Medicine and are recognized authorities on nutrition and health.www.aidangoggins.com @Aidan_Gogginswww.glenmatten.com @glenmatten

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Teach Yourself - the world's leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at www.teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don't have much time, don't worry - every book gives you 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started. - Sensible advice on how to get your child interested in sports - Lots of suggestions for sporty activities for you to do together - whatever your fitness - Tips, tricks and techniques for getting them to eat healthily - Advice if you're worried about your child's weightThis book will help you overcome all your concerns about your child's health and fitness, giving you sensible advice for how to boost their activity levels and keep them active and healthy. It shows you things to do as a family, gives advice on how to motivate your child, and offers you tips on keeping their diet healthy - with plenty of sensible suggestions if you need to help your child lose weight.

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From the bestselling author of How to Feed Your Whole Family... comes a cookbook for busy women who want it all. Eating and Cheating is full of easy-to-follow recipes to match your every mood, from nutritious family meals and home baking, to child (and adult) friendly party food. Whether you're a working mum, a lady who lunches, a guilty fast-food freak or a self-indulgent comfort eater - or all of the above - this book has the recipe, in its most simple, tried-and-tested form. Eating and Cheating is about fun, good value, delicious food, healthy eating (mostly), real life - and recipes you'll actually want to try out.Praise for How to Feed Your Whole Family . . .'Genuinely useful for those on a tight budget'Guardian'The antidote to celebrity chefs' lavish recipes' Telegraph

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Why is it that your best friend always seems to end up with men who treat her badly? Why is that your best male friend seems intent on dating the kind of girl who thinks that Nietzche is an STD? Why is it that your own little black book looks more and more like the non-celeb client list of the Priory? Why can't any of you find someone quite right?Ruby, Martin and Lou are three old friends who have spent too much time talking about the ones that got away. Facing another summer without love, they decide to approach the dating dilemma in the way they approached finding flatmates. They're going to place personal ads. For one another.Will it tempt their dream date/soul mate? Or is it a recipe for romantic disaster?

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Gerald Seymour discusses Iran as a setting for his recent novel THE CORPORAL'S WIFE, his love of sport, and how he conducts his research.

Gerald Seymour Q&A

1. Do you find Iran, where you set THE CORPORAL’S WIFE, your new thriller, particularly interesting at the moment? Iran is a top target, and not only for contemporary thriller writers. There are plenty of well sourced stories of espionage runs inside the Islamic Republic by agents of the CIA, the UK's MI6, French and German agencies, and the secretive but obviously highly successful Israeli Mossad. The men who do this work - I've not heard of female spies arrested inside Iran - have to be either excessively greedy and want the money, or desperately hostile to the regime and that leads them towards huge personal danger, or they have been compromised and turned (in the jargon) and so are between a rock and a hard place, and finally the option is that they may have an excessive belief in their own skills and reckon that will keep them safe, a big ask. They usually fall into the MICE profile: Money, Ideology, Compromise or Ego. What makes Iran difficult for the recruiters is that there is no Glienicke Bridge (outside of old Cold War Berlin and where captured agents were swapped routinely by the Americans and the Soviets). If taken in Iran the agent will hang in the yard of the Evin gaol ... and many do. So, Iran and its secrets are a fertile area for writers, and because the stakes are so high, matters of life and death, the characters who play the games are fascinating. 2. Is there anywhere in the world you wouldn’t set one of your novels? Is there an island or a country where every citizen is smiling and there are no secret police with unpleasant habits in their holding cells, and no mafia groups ripping off the general public? I'm not sure where such a place is and if it exists then it would be much too boring to write about ... that means pretty much everywhere else in the world is on the radar - which means I have to keep slogging away because there are so many good stories to be written. 3. Is there anywhere in which you particularly relish doing your research? I'm always so grateful to journalists and police officers and soldiers and the 'ordinary' people I meet up with if they accept my assurance that any conversation is 'off the record' and 'non-attrib' and they have enough trust in me to tell it like it is and not with a public relations gloss. Anywhere in the world where I can conjure up a few dark corners and lengthening shadows, and where I can wander and learn is as good a place as any other. It could be Belfast, or the roads around the old hanging gaol in Pretoria, or a bazaar in the North West Frontier, or Sarajevo ... I don't have favourites and still get a huge adrenaline surge when I am on new territory and a story seems to be sliding into my notebook. I am very lucky. 4. You love your sports … do you think you will involve sportsmen in a future novel? Or should they be kept separate! Sport is a great relaxation for me: sadly, the playing days and participating are now in the dim past. I watch Premiership rugby and first class cricket, and get great pleasure from seeing my grandchildren taking part. Sport is a huge relaxation after a week at the keyboard and I don't permit that to nudge into a story ... it is switch-off time. But, I do believe that sportsman and artists (painters, sculptors, composers, writers) are similar. They walk out into a stadium and don't know how they are going to perform, however well coached. The artists settle in their studio or wherever and don't know whether ideas will materialise, nor where such ideas may be sourced from. We both fly on the seat of our pants: stressful and exciting. For neither of us are there any guarantees of quality or success. 5. Your novels have huge cast lists. How do you keep all your characters in line? I have big casts of characters and they are an indulgence. It seems worthwhile to invent and create the people in the stories, a part of the privilege of being a novelist. I sketch out their biographies before I start on Chapter One but am quite prepared for any of them go off on their own sweet way and take me with them. I know how a story will begin but rarely have a clear idea of how it will end. They lead me and I'm happy with that freedom given them. 6. Is there one of your books you’d yet like to see made into a drama – either big screen or little? There are four of the books that are currently either contracted to a film/tv company or are being negotiated for ... that is a different world. If a story gets to the screen then that is a bonus but not something I aim for when writing. It is rare that you hear somebody say they enjoyed the film more than reading the book. But, Harry's Game on UK television and also in dozens of countries, was a strong shop window for what I try to achieve. The screen is good for the ego but, for me, books come first by a long distance. 7. Will you ever revisit Ireland in fiction? Yes - watch this space.

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