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  • Deaver Brown

    Getting good grades is about working hard, but it is also an art, a way of life, a mindset, that carries weight throughout your life: when applying to colleges, graduate schools, jobs, and in the success of your career. Learn the art of getting good grades in only 60 minutes of conversation and instruction by Deaver Brown, a Harvard AB and MBA, who has lectured at the University of Chicago, Columbia University, and Harvard. These are the subjects covered: 1. Junior Year 2. Early Years: Extra Time, Extra Work, Extra Activities, Extra Talk in Class, Be Helpful 3. Design Semester/Unit Homework Commitments in Overall Time: Through Grade 6 4. Focus: Reading/Math/Writing 5. Public School...read more

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    Purchases Orders emphasizes a missing focus in most business training and objectives: You have to get the order to get your business started and keeping it moving forward whether a small company or Apple. Getting the order is a skill and this audiobook addresses it. Critical for budding entrepreneurs and all sales people. ©2012 Deaver Brown; (P)2012 Deaver...read more

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    The failure of the Meech Lake Accord to be enacted was the final stumble in the French English divide in Canada that has run from the founding of British & French Canada in the 17th Century until today. It was indicative of the struggle that the Accord was passed by the politicians but voted down by the voters. A later version was similarly roundly voted down across Canada. The Meech Lake Accord was a package of amendments to the Canadian Constitution negotiated in 1987 under Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and the 10 provincial premiers. It was put forth to persuade Quebec to endorse formally the 1982 Canadian Constitution as well as increase popular support in the Province of Quebec for...read more

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    Jack Walsh's father's old business partner goes on a rampage, killing Tom and Marsha Walsh before trying to take out Jack, who manages to kill him. Jack realizes that if he reports the crime - and his self-defense - he will have a guardian appointed because of his young age, and the event will haunt him for the rest of his life. So he "disappears" his family and the killer by incinerating and disposing of their bodies. After that traumatic event, Jack's other life challenges seem easy, as he roars through high school, college, and then joins the NFL's San Diego Chargers, starting as strong safety and punter, and backing up the quarterback as number 18. Along the way, he gains MBA and...read more

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    The author emphasizes that the Board of Directors should start every meeting discussing the customers. What are they thinking? How is our franchise doing? What are the metrics of repeat business? Trial and similar questions. Why? Because financials are reasonably straightforward, most Board members are good understanding them without conversation, and customers are the foundation of every organization. The author points out this is as true for educational institutions, regarding alumni and students, often considered mere irritants in Board discussions. Who is to be served? The management? The shareholders are those constituents. The author points out that close listening to the wants,...read more

  • Deaver Brown

    The author emphasizes that the Board of Directors should start every meeting discussing the customers. What are they thinking? How is our franchise doing? What are the metrics of repeat business? Trial and similar questions. Why? Because financials are reasonably straightforward, most Board members are good understanding them without conversation, and customers are the foundation of every organization. The author points out this is as true for educational institutions, regarding alumni and students, often considered mere irritants in Board discussions. Who is to be served? The management? The shareholders are those constituents. The author points out that close listening to the wants,...read more

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    Fort Ticonderoga was the key to the North American continent in the mid to late 18th Century. Fort Ti, as it was known, sat on the only inland North South route between Quebec & what is now known as Canada and Eastern Continental North America, now known as the United States. Land routes were highly unstable, subject to ambush, and loss of life and materials, so this waterway was vital to any travel between what is now known as Quebec and Canada and now the Eastern United States to the South The Fort is situated on South Lake Champlain just before the 3.5 mile portage over to Lake George and on down to the Hudson River and New York City. The French built Fort Ticonderoga, or Fort...read more

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    Before McDonald's and Holiday Inn, Jack was on the road with his friends, when interstate highways were a novelty and going coast to coast was just fun doing so. Jack was pre-Vietnam, more 1950s edgy than 1960s politically correct. He loved Keats and Eliot as he sang the praises of the Odes and The Wasteland, bars and saloons, writers and barkeeps. All about equally according to the author who narrated about his short time with Jack on the road. Jack was open to all subjects, more a fan than critic, who didn't see the point in being critical. "If you don't like it, why bother?" Said Jack. These few nights related to a Harvard College event honoring Jack. He went to high table at Lowell...read more

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    The Louisiana Purchase was the acquisition by the United States of America of 828,000 square miles (2,140,000 sq km) of the French territory Louisiane in 1803. The cost was 60 million francs ($11,250,000) plus cancellation of debts worth 18 million francs ($3,750,000). Including interest, the U.S. finally paid $23,213,568 for the Louisiana territory. The Louisiana Purchase encompassed portions of 15 current U.S. states and 2 Canadian Provinces and was an important moment in the presidency of Thomas Jefferson. At the time, it faced domestic opposition as being possibly unconstitutional. Although he felt that the U.S. Constitution did not contain any provisions for acquiring territory,...read more

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    95 Habits of Healthy People is the result of extensive research in the habits and lifestyle of healthy people. The first point is they focus on satisfying themselves not other standards of health. A must read for all interested in long term healthy and productive...read more

  • Deaver Brown

    This title is laser focused on making you sound smarter become more respected by using them. Simply systematically eliminated words that did meet this model that are perfectly good words for other purposes. First excluded were slang & popular culture words such as angst, avant-garde, Catch 22, kitsch, red herring, and white elephant. These are all useful words to know, just not in this context. Then eliminated were those words whose meanings are often misconstrued such as disinterested and complement/compliment. And finally eliminated were those words that sound awkward in speech such as accolade, baroque, epiphany, philistine, tete-a-tete, tryst, unrequited, and waft. Included words must...read more

  • Deaver Brown

    This title is laser focused on making you sound smarter become more respected by using them. Simply systematically eliminated words that did meet this model that are perfectly good words for other purposes. First excluded were slang & popular culture words such as angst, avant-garde, Catch 22, kitsch, red herring, and white elephant. These are all useful words to know, just not in this context. Then eliminated were those words whose meanings are often misconstrued such as disinterested and complement/compliment. And finally eliminated were those words that sound awkward in speech such as accolade, baroque, epiphany, philistine, tete-a-tete, tryst, unrequited, and waft. Included words must...read more

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    638 Canadian Words & 23 Phrases extends the Sound Smarter and Be More Respected series into Canada. Over 500 of these uniquely Canadian words do not appear in standard Word and Open Office dictionaries. Listening to these words you get a flavor for the brevity and wit of Canadians. In fact, as the author comments, no other variety of English has such a strong sense of humor and wit. The accompanying eBook is very useful for looking up specific words, though the author admits preferring to listen to the words wash over him as he listens on a portable device, in the car, or just at...read more

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    1500 Most Popular Idioms in America opens up the richness of the American language to all listeners. Idioms, unlike most words, are best heard not read. They have an enormous impact upon the language plus are revealing about Americana and Americans themselves, what people like and don't, what we keep active and what we discard. A perfect companion to other Simply language titles such as The Elements of Style by Professor Strunk, the various Simply word titles, and the punctuation titles. Widely used by students learning about America, new immigrants seeking an understanding of the American vernacular, and students of language for the information and fun of...read more

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    Simply takes a straight forward approach to helping you add new words to your vocabulary. This audio book is the final of three in the series, the first being SAT 100 core words and the second SAT & GRE Core 500 words. Those are intended to be a non-intimidating approach to adding core words to your writing and speech. Most such works are unduly complex and intimidating, something Simply seeks to avoid in all of its titles. 1500 Words is a more serious endeavor for those who wish to build a richer speaking and writing style. Simply researched over 50 years of SAT tests, etymology courses, and research by education experts to develop this list. The approach is brisk and conclusive, with just...read more

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    Abduct is the second book in the Tom Walker Series. 18 is the first. The story features Patricia Highsmith intrigue with a plot line worthy of Agatha Christie and PD James. Rhonda Jenkins, the protagonist, seeks the help of financial advisor, John Calthrop, to avenge the death of her boy friend, Jimmy Calhoun, and a dear friend Jack Thompson, who now runs the local water-holing hole in Lincoln, MA, with his old pal Lee. James Mulrose is the detective who tries to keep up with the goings on as the story moves from Lincoln, to Boston, to Vermont, across the border to Leadville in Quebec, and ends up in Algonquin Park in...read more

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    This audiobook addresses the scarcity of good deals for investors and angel investors for entrepreneurs. This is a seeming contradiction, but isn't in fact. Angels routinely lament the lack of good deals and high valuations placed on those available. Most never pull the trigger on deals so, in fact, they are not really angels as defined by having invested in at least one deal outside of family and friends networks. Entrepreneurs struggle to find the few angels that actually invest in non-family and friends deals, and properly focus their energies on them. The author gives advice about how to look at a company, the warning signs, how to look at entrepreneurs, and those warning...read more

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    Being the Boss starts and ends with doing the work. The role models should be Jack Welch, ex-CEO of GE; Steve Jobs at Apple; and Jeff Bezos at Amazon. They get out in front of the work and lead the charge. Only then do they assess their talent to see who to enlist to help them. This audiobook emphasizes that, even if you get the boss job because you get along with people, have leadership skills, or network well, the key is doing the work - getting the job done. And checking with your boss to be sure you are doing exactly what he or she wants. Once a day is not too often. "Boss, am I focused on what you want me to be?" Few say it; hard to get very off course if you keep calibrating, says...read more

  • Deaver Brown

    What makes for a successful board of directors, and how is it accomplished? In only 60 minutes of conversation and instruction, learn the answer to this question from the author of The Entrepreneur's Guide, who helped bring American Power Conversion public in 1988, a company that recently sold for $6.1 billion. Few books have been written on this important subject. Few areas of business are as misunderstood as the legal functions of a Board of Directors. Unless a Board voluntarily takes on responsibilities other than to the shareholders, they have no others in most states. Boards do not have responsibilities to management, employees, suppliers, customers, or communities. The most common...read more

  • Deaver Brown

    The third Tom Walker Mystery, after 18 and Abduct. A Patricia Highsmith style mystery where the victim is avenged, the killer killed, the blackmailer let loose, and everyone keeps moving along. The settings in Back Bay, Vermont, and Upstate New York shine. The characters capture your attention. A must read for mystery fans seeking a tough edged new author with bows to Patrica Highsmith, Agatha, Thomas Perry, Sue Grafton, and Rex...read more