Long-term thinking and planning is such an ingrained part of everyday life that we tend either not to see it or merely take it for granted. From pensions, retirements, holiday planning, marriage (or divorce) to corporate strategy and choosing the right school for our kids—the assumptions we make about tomorrow tend to be sketchy at best. Why do we so often underplay such important future plans in our lives? One of the main reasons is that we have never been given the right tools with which to think and plan ahead. Futurology—the art of thinking ahead—has often been relegated to science fiction writers and witch doctors. In fact, it's a tool that can actually help us understand and plan for a better future for ourselves. This book, by a leading futurologist, presents the practical tools of long-term thinking and planning for the everyday situations that we all face.
As the original writer of the hit movie Anaconda, my ebook novel, ANACONDA: The Writer's Cut, is now available from Amazon. ($4.99, 4.
3 – 87 reviews, 365 pages). goo.gl/udfBuk. “It has been said that, among the continents, South America will teach it to you: God and the Devil are the same; this last great reservoir of primordial wilderness is at once both Garden of Eden and green sweltering Hell.” An epic adventure, Anaconda tells the story of twenty-something, middle-school biology teacher Andie Easter and six young colleagues who, in the dead of a Chicago winter, hatch a plan to spend their summer in Brazil, hoping to reverse their meager fortunes by joining a modern-day gold rush on a tributary of the mighty Amazon. Disoriented and increasingly isolated, the treasure hunters find themselves journeying though the remote domains of three colossal snakes: daughter, mother, grandmother. One by one, under terrifying circumstances, the teachers fall victim to the devastating effects of gold fever and the relent brutality of the primeval South American jungle. Andie Easter must discover her inner Amazon as she struggles to survive the Mother of All Snakes. If you have a few moments to spare, your Amazon review will be greatly appreciated.
An ancient prophecy. A dark family secret. A promise to a dying sister. On a Pennsylvania mountain road, young Caroline Hartmann encounters the mysterious Baron Merrick von Hayden who has traveled from Germany to wed her older sister in a marriage contract between the two families. The beautiful Ilse allows herself to be swept off her feet and taken to Europe, only to learn the Hartmanns and von Haydens possessed dark powers that had faded over time. Convinced she has conceived the spawn of the devil who will cause death and destruction with supernatural powers, Isle slips into madness as she pleads for her sister to take her baby back to America. Unaware of the sinister maze of dark secrets and forbidden passions around her, Caroline devises a clever scheme to pass the baby off as her own and escape. But terrible secrets are revealed and dangerous threats are made against her life. "A unique tale of sensuality with fascinating characters in an intriguing plot." —Jill Marie Landis
لن تجد بداخل الكتاب أي شئ يحمل عنوان "تخيل" لكنك ستجد بين طياته الكثير من الأشياء التي يلزمها الخيال فهل لك أن تتحرر من قيود العقل وتجرب متعة أن تترك العنان لخيالك وتجعله قائدا لروحك بعض الوقت
Frank Bennett's life was changed forever by his spontaneous decision to reply to an advertisement for the Colonial Service. Knowing little about the Service and where he might be sent, Bennett accepted the opportunity to serve his country in the twilight of imperialism. By fate, Bennett found himself as a junior clerk in the Ministry of Finance in Northern Rhodesia (modern Zambia). Written with verve and enjoyable humour, this is a gentle and humorous portrait of colonial government and the lifestyles of its officers.