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The Peter Principle
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This is now a standard part of managerial thinking and there is no escape from promotion, whether in the City, government, the Civil Service, academia, the media. Wherever hierarchies exist leads only to failure and an eventual shunting into corporate oblivion.This satirical classic explains why the human race is lost in a pit of economic, administrative and academic inefficiency. Most of us, whether the work experience placement or the Oxbridge fast-track career prospect, are doomed to ultimately end what seemed to be a glittering, dynamic career in humiliating mediocrity (obviously anyone reading this, and my boss, are exempt). However, a deviously cunning strategy (requiring both diligence and a talent for lies) can avert the unwanted promotion and preserve your dignity.Laurence J. Peter spent most of his working life teaching in universities where he made a lifelong study of teacher incompetence. Raymond Hull is a playwright and poet, whose articles have appeared in 'Esquire' and 'Punch' among others.

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Stand: 11.12.2019
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Qualityland (eBook, ePUB)
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QUALITYLAND is an internationally bestselling, visionary glimpse at an all-too-plausible near-future that asks: What if the perfect world wasn't built for you?Welcome to QualityLand, the best country on Earth. Here, a universal ranking system determines the social advantages and career opportunities of every member of society. An automated matchmaking service knows the best partners for everyone and helps with the break up when your ideal match (frequently) changes. And the foolproof algorithms of the biggest, most successful company in the world, TheShop, know what you want before you do and conveniently deliver to your doorstep before you even order it.In QualityCity, Peter Jobless is a machine scrapper who can't quite bring himself to destroy the imperfect machines sent his way, and has become the unwitting leader of a band of robotic misfits hidden in his home and workplace. One day, Peter receives a product from TheShop he absolutely, positively knows he does not want, and which he decides, at great personal cost, to return. The only problem: doing so means proving the perfect algorithm of TheShop wrong, calling into question the very foundations of QualityLand itself.

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Qualityland (eBook, ePUB)
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QUALITYLAND is an internationally bestselling, visionary glimpse at an all-too-plausible near-future that asks: What if the perfect world wasn't built for you?Welcome to QualityLand, the best country on Earth. Here, a universal ranking system determines the social advantages and career opportunities of every member of society. An automated matchmaking service knows the best partners for everyone and helps with the break up when your ideal match (frequently) changes. And the foolproof algorithms of the biggest, most successful company in the world, TheShop, know what you want before you do and conveniently deliver to your doorstep before you even order it.In QualityCity, Peter Jobless is a machine scrapper who can't quite bring himself to destroy the imperfect machines sent his way, and has become the unwitting leader of a band of robotic misfits hidden in his home and workplace. One day, Peter receives a product from TheShop he absolutely, positively knows he does not want, and which he decides, at great personal cost, to return. The only problem: doing so means proving the perfect algorithm of TheShop wrong, calling into question the very foundations of QualityLand itself.

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Rex: My Life , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 419min
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Rex tells the story of a kid who struggled at school, but who found the drive and motivation to carve out a hugely successful career as an Aussie Rules footballer and then as a major media figure. Along the way Rex talks about his years in the police force, his National Service, the ups and downs of his business and professional life, the dramatic legal case against his former manager, his loving family, and, of course, lots and lots of football and fishing. Whether you know Rex Hunt as Australia's most distinctive football caller, as the king of fishing shows, or just as one of the best-known faces in the country, you'll love this open, frank, endearing, and inspiring story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Byrne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001916/bk_boli_001916_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Mr Midshipman Fury , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 505min
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The year is 1792 - the start of the French Revolutionary Wars. A shadow hangs over John Thomas Fury in this his first voyage as a midshipman aboard the 32-gun frigate Amazon. Fury is already seen as a pariah by his fellow sailors. Ten years earlier, his father, a brig commander in the Service, became mentally unbalanced and violent and his ships crew mutinied and went over to the French. Now, as Amazon heads southwards on her voyage to India, Fury is involved in a dreadful shipboard accident and he finds himself working doubly hard to prove that he isn’t cursed just like his father. Redemption arrives when Amazon reaches Bombay, only to discover that ships of the East India Company have disappeared, including the Company’s warships – somewhere in the Indian Ocean a very powerful privateer is at work and the governor despatches Amazon to find and destroy her. Soon afterwards, Amazon is in a fight for her life against a much stronger foe, resulting in many of her officers killed. Fury finds himself, in his first ever combat, in charge of the gun deck. In such crucibles of fire are the officers in His Majesty’s Service forged. Showing exceptional courage and coolness, the shadows of the past are forever banished and Fury’s naval career begins in glory as he becomes a leader of men. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Wickham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/000619/bk_rhuk_000619_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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A Walk in the Wind (eBook, ePUB)
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The story-telling is in the style of classics like the Adventures of Peter Rabbit, The Wind in the Willows or Winnie the Pooh in which animal characters have normal yet imaginative adventures, providing a vehicle for learning about community, compassion and collaboration. The elements used to craft the stories are: normal, every-day activities into which is woven a challenge or a difficult situation. talking animal characters engaged with human characters, involved in adventures. lessons relating to teamwork, safety, helping others and kindness. Danielle has a BA in Sociology (Carleton University), a BA in Psychology and Women's Studies (University of Ottawa), and an MA in Conflict Studies (St. Paul University). She worked most of her career in the Federal Public Service. As a mother and grandmother, and having run a home daycare for many years, she knows children's behaviour and feelings very well. "These stories are a legacy to my grandchildren. I will not always be around to guide them as they grow older, so in a way, they provide the advice that I would have given them throughout their lives." - Danielle Michaud Aubrey The series is called A Walk in the Wind: Stories for Boys and Girls for ages 6 - 10.

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A Walk in the Wind (eBook, ePUB)
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The story-telling is in the style of classics like the Adventures of Peter Rabbit, The Wind in the Willows or Winnie the Pooh in which animal characters have normal yet imaginative adventures, providing a vehicle for learning about community, compassion and collaboration. The elements used to craft the stories are: normal, every-day activities into which is woven a challenge or a difficult situation. talking animal characters engaged with human characters, involved in adventures. lessons relating to teamwork, safety, helping others and kindness. Danielle has a BA in Sociology (Carleton University), a BA in Psychology and Women's Studies (University of Ottawa), and an MA in Conflict Studies (St. Paul University). She worked most of her career in the Federal Public Service. As a mother and grandmother, and having run a home daycare for many years, she knows children's behaviour and feelings very well. "These stories are a legacy to my grandchildren. I will not always be around to guide them as they grow older, so in a way, they provide the advice that I would have given them throughout their lives." - Danielle Michaud Aubrey The series is called A Walk in the Wind: Stories for Boys and Girls for ages 6 - 10.

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German-Speaking Exiles in the Performing Arts i...
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This volume focuses on the contribution of German-speaking refugees from Nazism to the performing arts in Britain, evaluating their role in broadcasting, theatre, film and dance from 1933 to the present. It contains essays evaluating the role of refugee artists in the BBC German Service, including the actor Martin Miller, the writer Bruno Adler and the journalist Edmund Wolf. Miller also made a career in the English theatre transcending the barrier of language, as did the actor Gerhard Hinze, whose transition to the English stage is an instructive example of adaptation to a new theatre culture. In film, language problems were mitigated by the technical possibilities of the medium, although stars like Anton Walbrook received coaching in English. Certainly, technicians from Central Europe, like the cameraman Wolf Suschitzky, helped establish the character of British film in the 1950s and 1960s. In dance theatre, language played little role, facilitating the influence in Britain of dance practitioners like Kurt Jooss and Sigurd Leeder. Finally, evaluating the reverse influence of émigrés on Germany, two essays discuss Erich Fried's translations of Shakespeare and Peter Zadek's early theatre career in Germany.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 11.12.2019
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Lancaster: Reaping the Whirlwind
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The narrative description and condensed history of the Lancaster's construction, combat career and post-war service, brought together to tell the complete, concise history of the world's most famous aircraft of all time and undoubtedly the finest bomber of World War Two. A superlative colour section of 50 photos of the BBMF Lancaster and the Canadian Warplane Heritage Lancaster (the only two Lancasters still flying) are featured in which is a unique photo section to complement the 150 mono contemporary images, many of which have never been published before. Appendix sections, detailed and expert captions and other material complement the exciting narrative which includes a special chapter on the Dam Busters to conincide with the release of the new movie by Peter Jackson and the unveiling of the Bomber Command Memorial in Hyde Park, London.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 11.12.2019
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