This work puts debates about Social Security reform into historical perspective, considers various reform ideas, and elaborates a proposal to ensure that the system can continue to meet the claims of the retired and the disabled. It sets out a plan to change the way Social Security is financed.
WARNING: not just another run-of-the-mill guide for parents and teachers of teens. Answers the secret questions that adolescents discuss among themselves. Doesn't pull punches; sometimes politically incorrect and controversial, but also grounded in real life, meticulously documented by thousands of interviews with teenagers across America.
Become the real deal and you’ll become the leader you’re meant to be. If you want to make change in your organization and in your world, and advance your own career, you need to become a person who can effectively influence others to take action. When looking to bring about organizational change of any kind, the main skill required is influence. Nothing will help your cause more than being able to effectively influence others to take action. Become the Real Deal presents a modern and practical approach to leadership that yields unlimited dividends for leaders at all levels. Author Connie Dieken calls these dividends your Return on Influence® (ROI). You’ll discover your own Centers of Influence through a series of visual dashboards and learn how to capitalize on these Centers of Influence to become the powerful, purposeful authority you’re meant to be. Readers will learn how to override personal influence-killing tendencies, such as narcissism, anxiety, long-windedness, silence, social façades, and invisibility. Connie Diekenis the country’s foremost Fortune 500 communication coachan executive coach to the world’s top brands, an Emmy award winning former TV news anchor, reporter, and inductee of the Radio/Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame. For anyone seeking to be the “real deal,” this book uncovers the strengths and skills you need to gain influence and lead your organization to success.
Written in a 'coffee talk' format, this is a VERY helpful book for both the seeker and Bible student. Pastor Greg writes in a style as if he's sitting across from you, talking one to one, fielding your questions about Jesus, as well as, controversial topics. A must-read, aid for everyone's library! In everyone's life there comes a time when they go on a God search, which usually involves listening to "religious experts." You watch CNN's Larry King Live show and a supposed "religious expert" says one thing about what the Bible really says and the very next night a different "expert" states just the opposite. (Most people think, "O.K. What's up with that?") You read about Christians being put in Roman coliseums with lions because they refuse to denounce their King, missionaries in third world countries dying for their faith, study martyrs over the last twenty centuries being killed for "the cause" only to watch stories of TV preachers living lavish lifestyles of jets, limousines and mansions and say to yourself, "What's wrong with this picture?" The Biblical insights to all these relevant questions, especially in a crazy, confusing, 9/11, violent world, are in this no non-sense, straight ahead, "pull no punches" examination of Christianity by Greg Haage, a successful professional musician and recording artist who's now in ministry called to counsel and train others in "the faith" with one goal in mind: Getting people free from "religious works" or "denominational duties" and pointing them to the One who made the footprints in the sand. www.UpFrontMinistries.com
Tired of working 9 to 5 for someone else, just to make ends meet? Looking for a path to financial freedom so that you can spend your time doing what you want to do? For many savvy Australians, property investing has lead to exactly that. They have found an investing method suited to their own circumstances and turns a property dream into an income stream – and, in some cases, an early retirement! So how can you escape the daily grind and achieve the same results, even if you've never invested in property before? The Real Deal is the only real estate book that: takes you through an array of investment methods – from negative and positive gearing to renovation, subdivision, commercial property and property development, and everything in between shares the experiences of 14 real-life, everyday investors who have created wealth using these methods so you can see how they work in the real world teaches you how to set goals and provides the tools to stay motivated to achieve them helps you access the best investment approach for you in terms of time, money, level of difficulty and effort actually gets you on the road to financial freedom – fast. You'll learn how to make deals for quick profit, deals that you can work on yourself and deals that you can pay others to look after for you. The options are limited only by your own creativity!
The path to satisfying relationships is clear. And rarely taken. We all long for close relationships. Bonds so secure that we can be completely honest and vulnerable. But often, we keep our relationships at a safe—and shallow—level. We avoid the risk of revealing all that’s in our hearts. God wants us to take that risk. His reward for doing so is the satisfaction of true, deep community. If you’re ready to experience that joy, The Real Deal will help you move beyond your fears into the realm of knowing others and being known by them. Each session will carefully assist you in peeling away the disguises that prevent you from being your truest, freest self. Get ready for a life-changing adventure in developing richer, more meaningful relationships with God, with others, and with yourself.Interactions—a powerful and challenging tool for building deep relationships between you and your group members, and you and God. Interactions is far more than another group Bible study. It's a cutting-edge series designed to help small group participants develop into fully devoted followers of Christ.
From the age of five, when he helped his deaf father negotiate advertising contracts, Richard Desmond has always had an eye for business. In The Real Deal he offers a no-holds-barred account of an extraordinary career that has taken him from cloakroom attendant at a north London club to billionaire media owner. En route he tells of his early life as a rock and roll drummer, his first steps in the world of magazine publishing as a purveyor of leisure and top-shelf titles, and finally, after decades of paying his dues building smaller brands, his arrival in the big league with the launch of OK! magazine and the acquisition of Express Newspapers, his purchase and sale of Channel 5, and his £80 million investment in the Health Lottery, combining business innovation with help for good causes. Along the way, he imparts many of the secrets of his astounding success, as well as giving his forthright opinion (and he always has one) on such diverse subjects as politicians, religion, and the similarities between being a rock and roll drummer and running a business – as well as his views on a cast of characters ranging from Alan Sugar to Victoria Beckham and from Simon Cowell to Jennifer Aniston. Often controversial, frequently revelatory, always entertaining, The Real Deal is the brilliantly frank account of a life spent at the sharp end.
After dropping out of school at just sixteen, James Caan started his business life in a broom cupboard with no qualifications and two pieces of fatherly wisdom: 'observe the masses and do the opposite' and 'always look for opportunities where both parties benefit'. Armed with this advice, natural charm and the Yellow Pages, he built a market-leading business with a turnover of £130 million and swiftly became one of Britain's most successful entrepreneurs. From Caan's childhood as a Pakistani immigrant to the phenomenal success of his first company and beyond, The Real Deal traces both his financial and personal achievements. It offers a frank account of what success at thirty really signifies and brings us right up to the present, including his impact on Dragons' Den and what his charity work, from saving a hospital in London to building a school in Lahore, means to him. Ultimately, it is a story of learning what money is really worth, told by one the country's most insightful businessmen.
The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the Sisterhood and the Captives series delivers her signature mix of thrilling twists and relatable heroines in this exciting novel following an independent woman driven by passion and bound by duty in Washington, DC. Resourceful and steadfast FBI agent Quinn Star has always relied on herself—how else could she have survived the boys club of the Bureau or navigated the heartbreak of a thwarted affair with her boss? Today, Quinn risks her life every day in the Secret Service as she protects the First Lady of the United States. But unfortunately, she can’t safeguard her from the ruthless advisors who are intent on hiding the President’s debilitating illness for their political gain. Suspecting a conspiracy that places the fate of the President, his wife—and the nation—on the line, Quinn whisks the First Lady out of the capital to her South Carolina home. But are they truly safe from whoever is pulling the strings in this lethal game? And Quinn’s fortitude is tested further when a mysterious lover emerges from the shadows of the past...
The public will learn the Real Deal about the EEOC, particulary the legal tricks and maneuvers employed in its application of (supposed) remedial remedies under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. EEOC remedies that in reality ensure virtually all complainants lose. The author describes the process by analysis of three merit based complaints, from inception in a top secret Department of Defense environment to a local Defense Logistics Agency EEO office; then through Federal district and appeal courts to culmination of the complaints in a writ to the Surpreme Court. The book explains why the vast majority of Title VII citizen complaints, as proven by statistical results alone, reflect a reality that complaints referred to the EEOC seldom receive the justice presumed available under the act. This book also provides a solution to end this unique Indian Treaty type justice. Plus note the exciting third chapter: it captures the event of Hit Men attempting to end the authors life! Is the Government involved? Why? These questions are yet to be answered. The public has an undeniable right to the truth!
School: It's frustrating, it's boring, it's embarrassing. But it's also thought provoking, challenging and full of possible friends. And until you turn 18, like it or not, it's just about your whole life. So what's the deal? Chicken Soup for the Soul knows that school is more than classes and tests. It's also a social scene, filled with cliques, clubs and life-changing decisions (or so it seems this week). It's where you meet your best friends…and run into your worst enemies. And it’s an opportunity to figure out what you want to do—whether it's kick a soccer ball, play the trombone or act in a play. Sometimes it's overwhelming and confusing, but don't worry, it's like that for everyone. That's what the stories in this book are all about. They’re from real teens, and they're about the bizarre, embarrassing and sometimes triumphant things that really happened to them. And they’re here to give you some perspective on everything that goes down at your school...and outside of it, too. Put that together with weird facts, cool graphics, fun advice and quizzes designed to help you figure out who you are and what you're up to, and you've got the real deal on school—full of all the laughter, tears and daily drama that life is all about.