Brainrush

Author: Richard Bard
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533257604
Size: 43.33 MB
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Brainrush from the Author: Richard Bard. Publishers Weekly heralded this first book in Richard Bard's Brainrush thriller series as "terrifically entertaining" and "inventive and compelling." It went on to earn The Wall Street Journal's #1 Action/Adventure slot in their Guide to Self-Published Big Sellers. Before he slid into the MRI machine, Jake Bronson was just an ordinary guy with terminal cancer. But when an earthquake hits during the procedure, Jake staggers from the wreckage a profoundly changed man, now endowed with uncanny mental abilities. An ocean away, Luciano Battista wants a piece of Jake's talent. Posing as a pioneering scientist, the terrorist leader has been conducting cerebral-implant experiments in a sinister quest to create a breed of super jihadist agents...and Jake's altered brain may be the key to his success. But Jake refuses to play the pawn in an unholy war--and when an innocent woman and autistic child are taken hostage to force his cooperation, he embarks on a jihad of his own. Jake and his band of loyal friends are thrust into a deadly chase that leads from the canals of Venice through Monte Carlo and finally to an ancient cavern in the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan--where Jake discovers that his newfound talents carry a hidden price that threatens the entire human race.

Brainrush

Author: Richard Bard
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ISBN: 9781611098020
Size: 11.86 MB
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Brainrush from the Author: Richard Bard. A diagnosis of terminal cancer crushes fighter pilot Jake Bronson's dream of a long career in the United States Air Force. But a medical accident gives him an astonishing gift by inexplicably launching his brain into overdrive, making him a human supercomputer with extraordinary cognitive powers. And while the wondrous new abilities are cold comfort to a man about to die young, an ocean away they're the answer to the unholy prayers of arch-terrorist Luciano Battista. He's planning the ultimate jihadist attack and creating an army of mind-enhanced super agents to carry it out. All he needs to make his monstrous crusade a reality are the secrets of a genuine super brain. Using a beautiful woman as bait and innocent children for blackmail, Battista will lure Jake toward a fate far worse than an early death -- by making him the ultimate weapon in the slaughter of millions.

Brainrush

Author: Richard Bard
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781463534929
Size: 60.29 MB
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Brainrush from the Author: Richard Bard. When terminally ill combat pilot Jake Bronson emerges from an MRI with extraordinary cognitive powers, everyone wants a piece of his talent including Battista, one of the world s most dangerous terrorists. To save his love and her autistic child, Jake is thrust into a deadly chase that leads from the canals of Venice through Monte Carlo and finally to an ancient cavern in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan where Jake discovers that his newfound talents carry a hidden price that threatens the entire human race.

Beyond Judgment

Author: Richard Bard
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533258038
Size: 18.31 MB
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Beyond Judgment from the Author: Richard Bard. With Publishers Weekly heralding the first book in his Brainrush thriller series as "terrifically entertaining" and "inventive and compelling," and Book-2 holding a death grip on the #1 or #2 slots of the Amazon Top-Rated (best reviewed) Mystery/Thrillers list for 10 straight months, Beyond Judgment, the third in the series, sees hero Jake Bronson at the mercy of his hidden past. After waking up with amnesia from a six-year coma, Jake Bronson's past is lost to him. But that doesn't mean the past hasn't been looking for him-or that it will let him live when it finally catches up. Jake's placid, anonymous life in Italy is shattered by the arrival of an assassination squad hell-bent on eliminating him-and he has no idea why he's in their crosshairs. He's saved only when an American scientist intervenes, wielding strange technology that briefly reactivates Jake's dormant memories and deadly skills. As unknown enemies continue to hound Jake's every step, the scientist helps him reconnect with lost friends and loved ones who believed him long dead. Any happy reunion is forfeit, though, as Jake's murky history and mysterious talents conceal a terrible secret that-should it fall into the wrong hands-could trigger the extinction of the human race. Averting this apocalypse means Jake must risk everything to reawaken his true self and stop an ancient order from unleashing humanity's ultimate judgment.

The Enemy Of My Enemy

Author: Richard Bard
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533257826
Size: 26.73 MB
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The Enemy Of My Enemy from the Author: Richard Bard. The Enemy of My Enemy became the Amazon #1 Top Rated Mystery/Thriller, and the #1 Top Rated Action/Adventure, within one month of its release. It maintained the #1 or #2 slot for 10 straight months. Bestselling author Richard Bard returns with his highly rated Brainrush thriller series, pitting hero Jake Bronson against his jihadist nemesis-and a new bioweapon that threatens the soul of every mother in America. When a freak accident gave Jake Bronson near-superhuman mental powers and landed his loved ones in the crosshairs of an Islamic terrorist, the only way out was with guns blazing. But Jake was unable to put a stop to his nightmares or his murderous nemesis, Luciano Battista, in that ferocious Afghan mountains showdown. Now the terror czar and his minions have brought the fight to American soil--along with the most terrifying bioweapon that has ever threatened the free world. They demand vengeance, and Jake's family and friends are caught in the crossfire. From California's beaches and Mexico's deserts to the depths of a raging underground river and the treacherous Venezuelan jungle, Jake and his unlikely alliance of combat veterans and gangsters wage a rolling war of wits, weapons, and indomitable will--to rescue those they love, to save America from extinction, and to stop a madman's bid for global conquest dead in its tracks.

Finding The Next Steve Jobs

Author: Nolan Bushnell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476759839
Size: 80.77 MB
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Finding The Next Steve Jobs from the Author: Nolan Bushnell. From the legendary founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese’s and Steve Jobs’s first boss, the secrets to finding, hiring, keeping, and nurturing creative talent. The business world is changing faster than ever, and every day your company faces new complications and difficulties. The only way to resolve these issues is to have a staff of wildly creative people who live as much in the future as the present, who thrive on being different, and whose ideas will guarantee that your company will prosper when other companies fail. A celebrated visionary and iconoclast, Nolan Bushnell founded the groundbreaking gaming company Atari before he went on to found Chuck E. Cheese’s and two dozen other companies. He also happened to launch the career of the late Steve Jobs, along with those of many other bril­liant creatives over the course of his five decades in business. With refreshing candor, keen psychological insight, and robust humor, Bushnell explains in Finding the Next Steve Jobs how to think boldly and differently about companies and organizations—and spe­cifically the people who work within them. For anyone trying to turn a company into the next Atari or Apple, build a more creative workforce, or fashion a career in a changing world, this book will enlighten, challenge, surprise, and amuse.

Disrupt You

Author: Jay Samit
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 1250059399
Size: 71.97 MB
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Disrupt You from the Author: Jay Samit. In today's volatile business landscape, adaptability and creativity are more crucial than ever. It is no longer possible-or even desirable-to learn one set of job skills and to work your way up the ladder. At the same time, entrepreneurs with great ideas for new products or technologies that could change the world often struggle to capture the attention of venture capital firms and incubators; finding the funding necessary to launch a start-up can feel impossible. The business leaders of our future must anticipate change to create their own opportunities for personal satisfaction and professional success. In Disrupt You!, Jay Samit, a digital media expert who has launched, grown, and sold start-ups and Fortune 500 companies alike, describes the unique method he has used to invent new markets and expand established businesses. Samit has been at the helm of businesses in the ecommerce, digital video, social media, mobile communications, and software industries, helping to navigate them through turbulent economic times and guide them through necessary transformation so that they stay ahead of the curve. In Disrupt You!, he reveals how specific strategies that help companies flourish can be applied at an individual level to help anyone can achieve success and lasting prosperity-without needing to raise funds from outside investors. Incorporating stories from his own experience and anecdotes from other innovators and disruptive businesses-including Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, YouTube, Circ du Soleil, Odor Eaters, Iams, Silly Putty, and many more-Samit shows how personal transformation can reap entrepreneurial and professional rewards.Disrupt You! offers clear and empowering advice for anyone looking to break through; for anyone with a big idea but with no idea how to apply it; and for anyone worried about being made irrelevant in an era of technological transformation. This engaging, perspective-shifting book demystifies the mechanics of disruption for individuals and businesses alike.

The Game Believes In You

Author: Greg Toppo
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466879459
Size: 57.67 MB
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The Game Believes In You from the Author: Greg Toppo. What if schools, from the wealthiest suburban nursery school to the grittiest urban high school, thrummed with the sounds of deep immersion? More and more people believe that can happen - with the aid of video games. Greg Toppo's The Game Believes in You presents the story of a small group of visionaries who, for the past 40 years, have been pushing to get game controllers into the hands of learners. Among the game revolutionaries you'll meet in this book: *A game designer at the University of Southern California leading a team to design a video-game version of Thoreau's Walden Pond. *A young neuroscientist and game designer whose research on "Math Without Words" is revolutionizing how the subject is taught, especially to students with limited English abilities. *A Virginia Tech music instructor who is leading a group of high school-aged boys through the creation of an original opera staged totally in the online game Minecraft. Experts argue that games do truly "believe in you." They focus, inspire and reassure people in ways that many teachers can't. Games give people a chance to learn at their own pace, take risks, cultivate deeper understanding, fail and want to try again—right away—and ultimately, succeed in ways that too often elude them in school. This book is sure to excite and inspire educators and parents, as well as provoke some passionate debate.

Ask More Get More

Author: Michael Alden
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 1937110605
Size: 18.47 MB
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Ask More Get More from the Author: Michael Alden. A pragmatic and simple self-help guide written by a true rags-to-riches everyman for everyone looking to improve their life -- I overcame crime, drugs, and poverty to make millions of dollars in a short period of time. I'm an average guy who learned how to “ask more” to “get more” out of life. The strategies and techniques I outline in this book can help you get just about anything—a better job, a new house, or a great vacation—faster and more consistently if you're willing to follow my advice.

Your Fantastic Elastic Brain

Author: JoAnn Deak, Ph.D.
Publisher: Little Pickle Press
ISBN: 1619890194
Size: 56.81 MB
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Your Fantastic Elastic Brain from the Author: JoAnn Deak, Ph.D.. Did you know you can stretch and grow your own brain? Or that making mistakes is one of the best ways your brain learns? Just like how lifting weights helps your muscles get stronger, trying new things without giving up—like finding the courage to put your face in the water the first time you’re at a pool—strengthens your brain. Next time, your brain will remind you that you overcame that fear, and you will be braver! Your Fantastic Elastic Brain has sold over 250,000 copies and won six awards: The Mom’s Choice Gold Award; The Moonbeam Gold Award for Non-Fiction Picture Book; The Pewter Gold Ink Award for Distinguished Printing; The Parent’s Choice Silver Award for Interior Design, Children’s/Young Adult; The Nautilus Silver Award for Children’s Non-Fiction; The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Winner for Interior Design, Children’s/Young Adult. It was also honored as a Next Generation Indie Award Finalist for Children’s/Juvenile Nonfiction.