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Ten Years To Midnight by Blair H. Sheppard

Title Ten Years to Midnight
Author Blair H. Sheppard
Publisher Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Release Date 2020-08-04
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 216
ISBN 9781523088768
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“Shows how humans have brought us to the brink and how humanity can find solutions. I urge people to read with humility and the daring to act.” —Harpal Singh, former Chair, Save the Children, India, and former Vice Chair, Save the Children International In conversations with people all over the world, from government officials and business leaders to taxi drivers and schoolteachers, Blair Sheppard, global leader for strategy and leadership at PwC, discovered they all had surprisingly similar concerns. In this prescient and pragmatic book, he and his team sum up these concerns in what they call the ADAPT framework: Asymmetry of wealth; Disruption wrought by the unexpected and often problematic consequences of technology; Age disparities--stresses caused by very young or very old populations in developed and emerging countries; Polarization as a symptom of the breakdown in global and national consensus; and loss of Trust in the institutions that underpin and stabilize society. These concerns are in turn precipitating four crises: a crisis of prosperity, a crisis of technology, a crisis of institutional legitimacy, and a crisis of leadership. Sheppard and his team analyze the complex roots of these crises--but they also offer solutions, albeit often seemingly counterintuitive ones. For example, in an era of globalization, we need to place a much greater emphasis on developing self-sustaining local economies. And as technology permeates our lives, we need computer scientists and engineers conversant with sociology and psychology and poets who can code. The authors argue persuasively that we have only a decade to make headway on these problems. But if we tackle them now, thoughtfully, imaginatively, creatively, and energetically, in ten years we could be looking at a dawn instead of darkness.

Ten Years To Midnight by Blair H. Sheppard

Title Ten Years to Midnight
Author Blair H. Sheppard
Publisher Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Release Date 2020-08-04
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 216
ISBN 9781523088751
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In conversations with people all over the world, from government officials and business leaders to taxi drivers and schoolteachers, Blair Sheppard, global leader for strategy and leadership at PricewaterhouseCoopers, discovered they all had surprisingly similar concerns. In this prescient and pragmatic book, he and his team sum up these concerns in what they call the ADAPT framework: Asymmetry of wealth; Disruption wrought by the unexpected and often problematic consequences of technology; Age disparities—stresses caused by very young or very old populations in developed and emerging countries; Populism as a symptom of the breakdown in global and national consensus; and loss of Trust in the institutions that underpin and stabilize society. These concerns are in turn precipitating four crises: a crisis of prosperity, a crisis of technology, a crisis of institutional legitimacy, and a crisis of leadership. Sheppard and his team analyze the complex roots of these crises—but they also offer solutions, albeit often seemingly counterintuitive ones. For example, in an era of globalization, we need to place a much greater emphasis on developing self-sustaining local economies. And as technology permeates our lives, we need computer scientists and engineers conversant with sociology and psychology and poets who can code. The authors argue persuasively that we have only a decade to make headway on these problems. But if we tackle them now, thoughtfully, imaginatively, creatively, and energetically, in ten years we could be looking at a dawn instead of darkness.

Ten Years To Midnight by Blair H. Sheppard

Title Ten Years to Midnight
Author Blair H. Sheppard
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020-09-09
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 414
ISBN 0369343980
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Shows how humans have brought us to the brink and how humanity can find solutions. I urge people to read with humility and the daring to act. Harpal Singh, former Chair, Save the Children, India, and former Vice Chair, Save the Children International In conversations with people all over the world, from government officials and business leaders to taxi drivers and schoolteachers, Blair Sheppard, global leader for strategy and leadership at PwC, discovered they all had surprisingly similar concerns. In this prescient and pragmatic book, he and his team sum up these concerns in what they call the ADAPT framework: Asymmetry of wealth; Disruption wrought by the unexpected and often problematic consequences of technology; Age disparities--stresses caused by very young or very old populations in developed and emerging countries; Polarization as a symptom of the breakdown in global and national consensus; and loss of Trust in the institutions that underpin and stabilize society. These concerns are in turn precipitating four crises: a crisis of prosperity, a crisis of technology, a crisis of institutional legitimacy, and a crisis of leadership. Sheppard and his team analyze the complex roots of these crises--but they also offer solutions, albeit often seemingly counterintuitive ones. For example, in an era of globalization, we need to place a much greater emphasis on developing self-sustaining local economies. And as technology permeates our lives, we need computer scientists and engineers conversant with sociology and psychology and poets who can code. The authors argue persuasively that we have only a decade to make headway on these problems. But if we tackle them now, thoughtfully, imaginatively, creatively, and energetically, in ten years we could be looking at a dawn instead of darkness.

Ten Years To Midnight by Blair H. Sheppard

Title Ten Years to Midnight
Author Blair H. Sheppard
Publisher Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Release Date 2020-08-04
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 216
ISBN 1523088745
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

PricewaterhouseCoopers's global strategy leader offers a powerful new framework for understanding and resolving the root causes of the 21st century's most pressing problems. As global leader for strategy for one of the largest organizations in the history of the world, Blair Sheppard sees humanity as facing four major crises in the next ten years: a crisis of prosperity, a crisis of technology, a crisis of institutions, and a crisis of leadership. In this book, he and his team uncover five factors that underlie these crises, which he calls the ADAPT framework: Asymmetry of wealth; Disruption wrought by technology; Age, both the greying of the population in developed countries and the youth explosion in the developing world; Populism and its rejection of international cooperation and social norms; and Trust, which is increasingly lacking in both our leaders and our institutions. This book shows how the ADAPT framework helps us identify the most critical elements of each of these four crises. It's not foretelling a doomsday ten years from now, either--the book points to solutions to these crises that result from the clarity and insight provided by this new understanding.

Title Ten Minutes till Midnight
Author Lee Martin
Publisher iUniverse
Release Date 2009-06-22
Category Fiction
Total Pages 396
ISBN 9781440146657
Language English, Spanish, and French
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It was called Denver’s Crime of the Century. In 1988, Frank Magnuson, a young man struggling with life’s curve balls, was set to testify against a Crip kingpin who along with three other men perpetrated a robbery of a Denver restaurant. The night before the trial, two dispatched killers lay in wait in the basement of a house in Bonnie Brae owned by Frank’s friend and roommate, Steve Curtis. At just before midnight in June of 1989, two young men lay dead with a third left for dead. Ten Minutes till Midnight takes the reader into the very depths of Hell as two of these innocent men experience twenty insane moments of pure horror. Five years after the heinous crime would justice be served? Prosecutors Al LaCabe and Mike Little, doing battle with a polished public defender and his eccentric, wily partner, would be at their passionate best to see that it was. The true story of faith, miracles and recovery, Ten Minutes till Midnight will not only leave the reader’s adrenaline pulsating, but pondering the very credibility and prudence of the justice system.

The Key To Midnight by Dean R. Koontz

Title The Key to Midnight
Author Dean R. Koontz
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 1995
Category Fiction
Total Pages 419
ISBN 0425147517
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Millionaire investigator Alex Hunter meets exciting, desirable Joanna Rand while on a mission in Japan but finds that she is a Senator's daughter who disappeared 10 years ago and now has a new identity. By a #1 best-selling author. Reissue.

Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer

Title Midnight Sun
Author Stephenie Meyer
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date 2020-08-04
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 672
ISBN 9780316592253
Language English, Spanish, and French
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#1 bestselling author Stephenie Meyer makes a triumphant return to the world of Twilight with this highly anticipated companion: the iconic love story of Bella and Edward told from the vampire's point of view. When Edward Cullen and Bella Swan met in Twilight, an iconic love story was born. But until now, fans have heard only Bella's side of the story. At last, readers can experience Edward's version in the long-awaited companion novel, Midnight Sun. This unforgettable tale as told through Edward's eyes takes on a new and decidedly dark twist. Meeting Bella is both the most unnerving and intriguing event he has experienced in all his years as a vampire. As we learn more fascinating details about Edward's past and the complexity of his inner thoughts, we understand why this is the defining struggle of his life. How can he justify following his heart if it means leading Bella into danger? In Midnight Sun, Stephenie Meyer transports us back to a world that has captivated millions of readers and brings us an epic novel about the profound pleasures and devastating consequences of immortal love. An instant #1 New York Times BestsellerAn instant #1 USA Today BestsellerAn instant #1 Wall Street Journal BestsellerAn instant #1 IndieBound BestsellerApple Audiobook August Must-Listens Pick "People do not want to just read Meyer's books; they want to climb inside them and live there." -- Time "A literary phenomenon." -- New York Times

Ten Years Later by Hoda Kotb

Title Ten Years Later
Author Hoda Kotb
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2014-02-04
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781451656046
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Shares the stories of six people who experienced traumatic events, from a woman who became a health advocate after losing 340 pounds to a hero who saved a burn victim on September 11th, only to discover that two family members had died in the tragedy.

A Minute To Midnight by David Baldacci

Title A Minute to Midnight
Author David Baldacci
Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date 2019-11-19
Category Fiction
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9781538761625
Language English, Spanish, and French
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FBI Agent Atlee Pine returns to her Georgia hometown to investigate her twin sister's abduction, only to encounter a serial killer in this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller. FBI Agent Atlee Pine's life was never the same after her twin sister Mercy was kidnapped -- and likely killed -- thirty years ago. After a lifetime of torturous uncertainty, Atlee's unresolved anger finally gets the better of her on the job, and she finds she has to deal with the demons of her past if she wants to remain with the FBI. Atlee and her assistant Carol Blum head back to Atlee's rural hometown in Georgia to see what they can uncover about the traumatic night Mercy was taken and Pine was almost killed. But soon after Atlee begins her investigation, a local woman is found ritualistically murdered, her face covered with a wedding veil -- and the first killing is quickly followed by a second bizarre murder. Atlee is determined to continue her search for answers, but now she must also set her sights on finding a potential serial killer before another victim is claimed. But in a small town full of secrets -- some of which could answer the questions that have plagued Atlee her entire life -- and digging deeper into the past could be more dangerous than she realizes . . .

Almost Midnight by Michael W. Cuneo

Title Almost Midnight
Author Michael W. Cuneo
Publisher Crown
Release Date 2012-02-08
Category True Crime
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780307815453
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The haunting true story of a triple murder in the Ozarks, two lovers on the lam, and a death-row inmate saved by the pope. On a spring day more than ten years ago, sixty-nine-year-old Lloyd Lawrence was gunned down in rural Missouri. The shooter also turned his twelve-gauge shotgun on Lawrence’s wife and their paraplegic grandson. The crime took place in a region known mostly for Pentecostal fervor, country music, and family-friendly tourism. But soon the murders would expose a dark underbelly in the Ozarks: Lloyd Lawrence was a notoriously violent crystal-meth kingpin, killed by an aspiring drug dealer named Darrell Mease.Capturing the raw circumstances that took Mease from his clean-cut youth to the front lines of Vietnam and an aftermath of drug use, Almost Midnight unites an unforgettable range of characters in some of America’s most peculiar locales. When Mease and his girlfriend fled to the Southwest on a hair-raising road trip, this only brought Mease closer to death row. After his conviction, he claimed to receive a religious revelation guaranteeing that his life would be saved by miraculous intervention, a long-shot prediction that came true. A bizarre twist of fate brought Pope John Paul II to Saint Louis, where he pleaded with Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan to commute the sentence just months before Carnahan’s fatal plane crash. In a triumph of investigative journalism, Michael Cuneo gained unprecedented access to Mease and immersed himself in the culture of the Ozarks, exploring its bucolic farms and seedy strip joints, and the lives of its preachers, cockfighters, and outlaws. By turns chilling and riveting, Almost Midnight brilliantly evokes the life of controversial renegade Mease, and the stranger-than-fiction world he still inhabits.

Midnight S Sun by Garry Kilworth

Title Midnight s Sun
Author Garry Kilworth
Publisher Gateway
Release Date 2013-02-25
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780575114319
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'The wolf Meshiska gave birth to five cubs on the night before full moon. Outside the den a storm was lashing the spruce trees. The sky and the land had become part of each other: a scatterwind night swirling with fragments of black and white. Snow became darkness and darkness snow, and any creature lost between the two found a rock or a tree and lay down beside it, to wait until the world had formed again.' Into this bleak landscape, Athaba is born, a young wolf destined for great adventure. Exiled from his pack for breaking its rigid codes of behaviour and showing too much imagination, Athaba becomes a 'raven wolf', a lonely scavenger living on scraps and his wits. Survival in the icy wastes is hard and dangerous without the comfort and protection of the pack. Injured, and stranded far from home, Athaba is forced to strike up an uneasy alliance with his natural enemy: a man. Together, but ever wary of each other, the wolf and the solitary hunter start their long walk home across the wilderness. It soon becomes clear that the man must learn to be a wolf if he is to survive in the wolf's world. And Athaba has to use all his imagination to learn new skills and strategies to fend for himself and his new pack member: for he discovers that men are frail, and often very ignorant!

Midnight S Children by Salman Rushdie

Title Midnight s Children
Author Salman Rushdie
Publisher Vintage Canada
Release Date 2010-12-31
Category Fiction
Total Pages 560
ISBN 9780307367754
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Saleem Sinai is born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, the very moment of India’s independence. Greeted by fireworks displays, cheering crowds, and Prime Minister Nehru himself, Saleem grows up to learn the ominous consequences of this coincidence. His every act is mirrored and magnified in events that sway the course of national affairs; his health and well-being are inextricably bound to those of his nation; his life is inseparable, at times indistinguishable, from the history of his country. Perhaps most remarkable are the telepathic powers linking him with India’s 1,000 other “midnight’s children,” all born in that initial hour and endowed with magical gifts. This novel is at once a fascinating family saga and an astonishing evocation of a vast land and its people–a brilliant incarnation of the universal human comedy. Midnight’s Children stands apart as both an epochal work of fiction and a brilliant performance by one of the great literary voices of our time.

A Moment Of Silence by Sister Souljah

Title A Moment of Silence
Author Sister Souljah
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2015-11-10
Category Fiction
Total Pages 544
ISBN 9781476765983
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Returning to Queens from abroad, Midnight's hope for a peaceful life with his wife is shattered when he lands in jail after killing his sister's attacker, but he finds a mentor in Ricky Santiaga.

Meet Me At Midnight by Jessica Pennington

Title Meet Me at Midnight
Author Jessica Pennington
Publisher Tor Teen
Release Date 2020-04-07
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781250187659
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Teens waging a war of practical jokes declare peace when they fall for one another in this charming YA romantic comedy from Jessica Pennington. They have a love-hate relationship with summer. Sidney and Asher should have clicked. Two star swimmers forced to spend their summers on a lake together sounds like the perfect match. But it’s the same every year—in between cookouts and boat rides and family-imposed bonfires, Sidney and Asher spend the dog days of summer finding the ultimate ways to prank each other. And now, after their senior year, they’re determined to make it the most epic yet. But their plans are thrown in sudden jeopardy when their feud causes their families to be kicked out of their beloved lake houses. Once in their new accommodations, Sidney expects the prank war to continue as usual. But then she gets a note—Meet me at midnight. And Asher has a proposition for her: join forces for one last summer of epic pranks, against a shared enemy—the woman who kicked them out. Their truce should make things simpler, but six years of tormenting one another isn’t so easy to ignore. Kind of like the undeniable attraction growing between them. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Just Around Midnight by Jack Hamilton

Title Just Around Midnight
Author Jack Hamilton
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date 2016-09-26
Category History
Total Pages 340
ISBN 9780674416598
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When Jimi Hendrix died, the idea of a black man playing lead guitar in a rock band seemed exotic. Yet ten years earlier, Chuck Berry had stood among the most influential rock and roll performers. Why did rock and roll become white? Jack Hamilton challenges the racial categories that distort standard histories of rock music and the 60s revolution.

Five Minutes To Midnight by Andrew Sieberhagen

Title Five Minutes to Midnight
Author Andrew Sieberhagen
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2012-03
Category Religion
Total Pages 156
ISBN 0983076049
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Throughout biblical history the Jewish nation had a tradition of putting memorial stones in the places where God had clearly met with or rescued them. They served as reminders of God's faithfulness to them and to the generations that followed. As I reflect on ten years in Central Asia I am overwhelmed by the memories of how faithful God was. In these pages are some of our most significant memorial stories that reflect the pilgrimage of an ordinary person in the hands of an extraordinary God living among those who have never heard the Gospel. My hope is that as you read our stories you find reassurance knowing that God continues to use ordinary people! That Jesus is alive! And that our Father is faithful!

Thirteen Days To Midnight by Patrick Carman

Title Thirteen Days to Midnight
Author Patrick Carman
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date 2010-04-12
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780316088800
Language English, Spanish, and French
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You are indestructible. Three whispered words transfer an astonishing power to Jacob Fielding that changes everything. At first, Jacob is hesitant to use the power, unsure of its implications. But there's something addictive about testing the limits of fear. Then Ophelia James, the beautiful and daring new girl in town, suggests that they use the power to do good, to save others. But with every heroic act, the power grows into the specter of a curse. How to decide who lives and who dies? In this nail-biting novel of mystery and dark intrigue, Jacob must walk the razor thin line between right and wrong, good and evil, and life and death. And time is running out. Because the Grim Reaper doesn't disappear. . . . He catches up.

Title The Midnight Library
Author Matt Haig
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2020-09-29
Category Fiction
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781443455886
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Between life and death there is a library. When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. She feels she has let everyone down, including herself. But things are about to change. The books in the Midnight Library enable Nora to live as if she had done things differently. With the help of an old friend, she can now undo every one of her regrets as she tries to work out her perfect life. But things aren’t always what she imagined they’d be, and soon her choices place the library and herself in extreme danger. Before time runs out, she must answer the ultimate question: what is the best way to live?

Darker After Midnight by Lara Adrian

Title Darker After Midnight
Author Lara Adrian
Publisher Dell Publishing Company
Release Date 2012
Category Fiction
Total Pages 563
ISBN 9780440246121
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Troubled Order member Sterling Chase finds himself drawn to the mysterious Tavia Fairchild, who seems to be more than merely human, as they and the rest of the Order try to find a way to finally defeat the evil Dragos.

Tom S Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce

Title Tom s Midnight Garden
Author Philippa Pearce
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1998
Category Children's stories
Total Pages 233
ISBN 0192717774
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Tom is not prepared for what is about to happen when he hears the grandfather clock strike thirteen. Outside the back door is a garden, which everyone tells him does not exist."--Page 4 de la couverture.