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Simon Sebag Montefiore

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  • The Romanovs: 1613-1918





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  • Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't

    Finally in paperback: the New York Times bestseller by the acclaimed, bestselling author of Start With Why and Together is Better. Now with an expanded chapter and appendix on leading millennials, based on Simon Sinek's viral video "Millenials in the workplace" (150+ million views).

    Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders create environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things. 

    In his work with organizations around the world, Simon Sinek noticed that some teams trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Other teams, no matter what incentives are offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why?

    The answer became clear during a conversation with a Marine Corps general. "Officers eat last," he said. Sinek watched as the most junior Marines ate first while the most senior Marines took their place at the back of the line. What's symbolic in the chow hall is deadly serious on the battlefield: Great leaders sacrifice their own comfort--even their own survival--for the good of those in their care.
         
    Too many workplaces are driven by cynicism, paranoia, and self-interest. But the best ones foster trust and cooperation because their leaders build what Sinek calls a "Circle of Safety" that separates the security inside the team from the challenges outside.

    Sinek illustrates his ideas with fascinating true stories that range from the military to big business, from government to investment banking.

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  • Together Is Better: A Little Book of Inspiration
    The bestselling author of Start With Why and Leaders Eat Last is an unshakable optimist. With this beautifully illustrated gift book of axioms, he inspires readers to seek out a brighter future--and build it together.

    Simon Sinek sparked a movement with his bestsellers START WITH WHY and LEADERS EAT LAST. Now this beautifully illustrated book will inspire more readers to ask for help, help others, and discover their own courage through a charming story about change.
     
    Life is a series of choices. Do we go left or right? Jump forward or hold back?
     
    Sometimes our choices work out for the better…and sometimes they don’t. But there is one choice, regardless of every other decision, that profoundly affects how we feel about our journey: Do we go alone or do we go together?
     
    It is the courageous few who ask for help. It is the giving few willing to help others. We can all find the courage we need and know the joy of service – the minute we learn that together is better.
     
    Filled with inspiring quotes, this richly illustrated fable tells a delightful story of three kids who go on a journey to a new playground and take a stand for what they believe. The story is a metaphor for anyone looking to make a change or wondering how to pursue their dreams. And the message is simple: relationships – real, human relationships – really, really matter. The stronger our relationships, the stronger the bonds of trust and cooperation, the more we can accomplish and the more joy and fulfillment we get from our work and personal lives.
     
    The three heroes are archetypes who represent us all at various points in our lives. Their main challenge is the same one we face every day: How can we find the things we’re looking for? According to Sinek, if we each do our part to help advance a shared vision, we can build the world we imagine. 
     
    In addition to the story itself, Sinek shares such profound lessons as:  
     
    · A team is not a group of people that work together. A team is a group of people that trust each other.
     
    · Fight against something and we focus on the thing we hate. Fight for something and we focus on the thing we love.
     
    · Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion. 
     
    · A star wants to see himself rise to the top. A leader wants to see those around him become stars. 
     
    Together is Better was designed to be given as a gift to someone you want to inspire, or to say thank you to someone who inspires you. It's completely different from Sinek's previous work. It may look like a children's book, but it's definitely for adults.

    This book includes a special page featuring the Scent of Optimism.

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  • Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

    The inspiring, life-changing bestseller by the author of LEADERS EAT LAST and TOGETHER IS BETTER.
     
    In 2009, Simon Sinek started a movement to help people become more inspired at work, and in turn inspire their colleagues and customers. Since then, millions have been touched by the power of his ideas, including more than 28 million who’ve watched his TED Talk based on START WITH WHY -- the third most popular TED video of all time.
     
    Sinek starts with a fundamental question: Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over? 
     
    People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers had little in common, but they all started with WHY. They realized that people won't truly buy into a product, service, movement, or idea until they understand the WHY behind it.  
     
    START WITH WHY shows that the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way -- and it's the opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY.

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  • The Sadness of Beautiful Things: Stories
    An exquisite new collection of short stories from award winning author Simon Van Booy, exploring love, loss, human connection, and the chance encounters that shape our lives.

    An exquisite new collection of short stories from award-winning author Simon Van Booy.
     
    Over the past decade, Simon Van Booy has been listening to people’s stories. With these personal accounts as a starting point, he has crafted a powerful collection of short fiction that takes readers into the innermost lives of everyday people. From a family saved from ruin by a mysterious benefactor, to a downtrodden boxer who shows unexpected kindness to a mugger, these masterfully written tales reveal not only the precarious balance maintained between grief and happiness in our lives, but also how the echoes of personal tragedy can shape us for the better. 
     
    “Van Booy’s stories are somehow like paintings the characters walk out of, and keep walking.” —Los Angeles Times
     
    "Simon Van Booy knows a great deal about the complex longings of the human heart." --Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

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  • Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team
    This paperback original workbook is the next step for applying the life-changing lessons of the mega-bestseller Start With Why, which has sold nearly a million copies worldwide.

    Start With Why has led millions of readers to rethink everything they do – in their personal lives, their careers and their organizations.
     
    Now Find Your Why picks up where Start With Why left off. It shows you how to apply Simon Sinek’s powerful insights so that you can find more inspiration at work -- and in turn inspire those around you.
     
    I believe fulfillment is a right and not a privilege. We are all entitled to wake up in the morning inspired to go to work, feel safe when we’re there and return home fulfilled at the end of the day. Achieving that fulfillment starts with understanding exactly WHY we do what we do. 
     
    As Start With Why has spread around the world, countless readers have asked me the same question: How can I apply Start With Why to my career, team, company or nonprofit? Along with two of my colleagues, Peter Docker and David Mead, I created this hands-on, step-by-step guide to help you find your WHY. 

    With detailed exercises, illustrations, and action steps for every stage of the process, Find Your Why can help you address many important concerns, including:
     
    * What if my WHY sounds just like my competitor’s?
    * Can I have more than one WHY?
    * If my work doesn’t match my WHY, what should I do?
    * What if my team can’t agree on our WHY?
     
    Whether you've just started your first job, are leading a team, or are CEO of your own company, the exercises in this book will help guide you on a path to long-term success and fulfillment, for both you and your colleagues. 
     
    Thank you for joining us as we work together to build a world in which more people start with WHY.
     
    Inspire on!
    -- Simon

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  • Cupcake Diaries 3 Books in 1! #4: Mia's Boiling Point; Emma, Smile and Say "Cupcake!"; Alexis Gets Frosted

    Three Cupcake Club adventures are now available as one sweet treat of a book!

    Join Katie, Mia, Emma, and Alexis as they form the Cupcake Club—and fast friendships. This book includes three stories in the Cupcake Diaries series: Mia’s Boiling PointEmma, Smile and Say “Cupcake!”; and Alexis Gets Frosted.

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  • Carry On (Simon Snow #1) (Paperback)

    A #1 New York Times-bestseller


    Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who's ever been chosen.


    That's what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he's probably right.


    Half the time, Simon can't even make his wand work, and the other half, he sets something on fire. His mentor's avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there's a magic-eating monster running around wearing Simon's face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here -- it's their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon's infuriating nemesis didn't even bother to show up.


    Carry On is a ghost story, a love story and a mystery. It has just as much kissing and talking as you'd expect from a Rainbow Rowell story - but far, far more monsters.

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  • Cupcake Diaries 3 Books in 1! #3: Emma All Stirred Up!; Alexis Cool as a Cupcake; Katie and the Cupcake War

    Three Cupcake Club adventures are now available as one sweet treat of a book!

    Join Katie, Mia, Emma, and Alexis as they form the Cupcake Club—and fast friendships. This book includes three stories in the Cupcake Diaries series: Emma All Stirred Up!, Alex Cool as a Cupcake, and Katie and the Cupcake War.

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  • Cupcake Diaries 3 Books in 1! #2: Alexis and the Perfect Recipe; Katie, Batter Up!; Mia's Baker's Dozen

    Three Cupcake Club adventures are now available as one sweet treat of a book!

    Join Katie, Mia, Emma, and Alexis as they form the Cupcake Club—and fast friendships. This book includes three stories in the Cupcake Diaries series: Alexis and the Perfect RecipeKatie, Batter Up!; and Mia’s Baker’s Dozen.

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  • The Hellblazer Vol. 1: The Poison Truth (Rebirth)

    John Constantine, the mage you love to hate, continues his adventures through the mainstream DC Universe in THE HELLBLAZER VOL. 1: THE POISON TRUTH!

    Constantine is back in London, reuniting with old friends—and older enemies: There’s Chas Chandler, his best mate; Mercury, the young psychic, the Earth elemental known as the Swamp Thing; and, of course, more demons and djinns than you can cast a curse at.
     
    If he’s going to survive this hell-raising homecoming, Constantine will have to play fast and loose with the rules—and with the souls of everyone residing in the Old Smoke. Evil is a surprisingly common infection, but sometimes the cure is worse than the disease…
     
    THE HELLBLAZER VOL. 1: THE POISON TRUTH brings one of comics’ greatest antiheroes back to his roots—courtesy of the creative team of Simon Oliver, Moritat, Pia Guerra and José Marzán Jr.! This brand-new starting point collects issues #1-6 and the one-shot special THE HELLBLAZER: REBIRTH.

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  • Cupcake Diaries 3 Books in 1!: Katie and the Cupcake Cure; Mia in the Mix; Emma on Thin Icing (Cupcake Diaries #1-3)

    The first three Cupcake Club adventures are now available as one sweet treat of a book!

    Join Katie, Mia, Emma, and Alexis as they form the Cupcake Club—and fast friendships. This book includes the first three stories in the Cupcake Diaries series: Katie and the Cupcake CureMia in the Mix; and Emma on Thin Icing

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  • Love Begins in Winter: Five Stories

    On the verge of giving up—anchored to dreams that never came true and to people who have long since disappeared from their lives—Van Booy's characters walk the streets of these stark and beautiful stories until chance meetings with strangers force them to face responsibility for lives they thought had continued on without them.

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  • The Secret Lives of People in Love: Stories

    “Breathtaking. . .chillingly beautiful, like postcards from Eden. . .Van Booy’s stories are somehow like paintings the characters walk out of, and keep walking.” -Los Angeles Times


    In his critically-acclaimed debut collection of short stories, The Secret Lives of People in Love, Simon Van Booy explores the sway of fate and power of memory on the lives of lonely and vulnerable people. With the same spare, economical prose that he brought to his subsequent collection, Love Begins in Winter, winner of the 2009 Frank O’Connor Short Story Award, Van Booy creates a profoundly humane and somber resonance with the assured hand of “a first-rate storyteller” (Newsday). The Secret Lives of People in Loveannounces the arrival of a major new voice in fiction.


     

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