Each of us carries within a map of memory. The map is worn at the folds--sometimes right through--and so place names are missing first letters or last or have a hole through the middle. We carry those maps with us always, and this map is mine--an island on the edge of the world and beyond it a place of dragons and sunken cities with bells that still ring a thousand years on... So begins Where Butterflies Dream, the fifth book in the award-winning Exit Unicorns series. The story opens in the winter of 1978 when Casey Riordan returns from three years in exile to find the world he left behind has changed. With little knowledge of his past, he fears the secrets which might well bring danger to his family, and the question he must answer for himself--whether a man can ever truly return home when he is no longer the man he once was. Pamela Riordan has grieved her lost husband for three long years but has forged a new life for herself in his absence. Still scarred from the violence which has so recently visited her, she wants only to keep her family safe and to find an oasis of peace in which to raise them. But in Northern Ireland peace always comes at a price. Jamie Kirkpatrick is forced to deal with the ghosts of his past in order to save his present, and the fragile happiness he has only just found. Casey's return forces all three to confront the ideas of what love means, what makes a family and how one copes with a history that weighs heavily upon the future. Even as they navigate the new territory of their personal lives, history keeps moving onward and all will be drawn into the the political maelstrom of the Irish Troubles. The storm will spread beyond the boundary of family to a new generation caught up in the tides of history, their fates rushing toward a merciless shore. Where Butterflies Dream is the story of a family, a people, a country and of that most mysterious territory of all--the geography of the human soul.
Genre: Fiction, Editor: Exit Unicorns, Pages: 702 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1999464311


Super Founders uses a data-driven approach to understand what really differentiates billion-dollar startups from the rest—revealing that nearly everything we thought was true about them is false! Ali Tamaseb has spent thousands of hours manually amassing what may be the largest dataset ever collected on startups, comparing billion-dollar startups with those that failed to become one—30,000 data points on nearly every factor: number of competitors, market size, the founder’s age, his or her university’s ranking, quality of investors, fundraising time, and many, many more. And what he found looked far different than expected. Just to mention a few: Most unicorn founders had no industry experience; There's no disadvantage to being a solo founder or to being a non-technical CEO; Less than 15% went through any kind of accelerator program; Over half had strong competitors when starting--being first to market with an idea does not actually matter. You will also hear the stories of the early days of billion-dollar startups first-hand. The book includes exclusive interviews with the founders/investors of Zoom, Instacart, PayPal, Nest, Github, Flatiron Health, Kite Pharma, Facebook, Stripe, Airbnb, YouTube, LinkedIn, Lyft, DoorDash, Coinbase, and Square, venture capital investors like Elad Gil, Peter Thiel, Alfred Lin from Sequoia Capital and Keith Rabois of Founders Fund, as well as previously untold stories about the early days of ByteDance (TikTok), WhatsApp, Dropbox, Discord, DiDi, Flipkart, Instagram, Careem, Peloton, and SpaceX. Packed with counterintuitive insights and inside stories from people who have built massively successful companies, Super Founders is a paradigm-shifting and actionable guide for entrepreneurs, investors, and anyone interested in what makes a startup successful.
Genre: Business & Economics, Editor: PublicAffairs, Pages: 272 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781541768413


A Wall Street Journal Bestseller An insider’s revealing and in-depth examination of Big Tech’s failure to keep its foundational promises and the steps the industry can take to course-correct in order to make a positive impact on the world. Trampled by Unicorns: Big Tech’s Empathy Problem and How to Fix It explores how technology has progressed humanity’s most noble pursuits, while also grappling with the origins of the industry’s destructive empathy deficit and the practical measures Big Tech can take to self-regulate and make it right again. Author Maëlle Gavet examines the tendency for many of Big Tech’s stars to stray from their user-first ideals and make products that actually profoundly damage their customers and ultimately society. Offering an account of the world of tech startups in the United States and Europe—from Amazon, Google, and Facebook to Twitter, Airbnb, and Uber (to name a few)—Trampled by Unicorns argues that the causes and consequences of Big Tech’s failures originate from four main sources: the Valley’s cultural insularity, the hyper-growth business model, the sector’s stunning lack of diversity, and a dangerous self-sustaining ecosystem. However, the book is not just an account of how an industry came off the rails, but also a passionate call to action on how to get it back on track. Gavet, a leading technology executive and former CEO of Ozon, an executive vice president at Priceline Group, and chief operating officer of Compass, formulates a clear call to action for industry leaders, board members, employees, and consumers/users to drive the change necessary to create better, more sustainable businesses—and the steps Western governments are likely to take should tech leaders fail to do so. Steps that include reformed tax codes, reclassification of platforms as information companies, new labor laws, and algorithmic transparency and oversight. Trampled by Unicorns’ exploration of the promise and dangers of technology is perfect for anyone with an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, and global commerce, and a hope of technology’s all-empowering prospect. An illuminating book full of insights, Trampled by Unicorns describes a realistic path forward, even as it uncovers and explains the errors of the past. As Gavet puts it, “we don’t need less tech, we need more empathetic tech.” And how that crucial distinction can be achieved by the tech companies themselves, driving change as governments actively pave the road ahead.
Genre: Business & Economics, Editor: John Wiley & Sons, Pages: 224 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781119730644


The competition between the Unicorns and the Eight Times Eight Club goes nationwide when the groups take their rivalry from Sweet Valley Middle School to the Best Friends television game show. Original.
Genre: Clubs, Editor: Sweet Valley, Pages: 148 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0553482106


Timely, practical, comprehensive manual for financing entrepreneurial ventures, with a strong European perspective.
Genre: Business & Economics, Editor: Cambridge University Press, Pages: 647 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781108421355


"In this novel of psychological suspense, a young journalist struggles to keep the demons of her alcoholism at bay as she finds her purpose again in tackling the mystery of a shocking headline-making crime, still unsolved after fifteen years."--
Genre: Fiction, Editor: , Pages: 369 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781101885864


Are you a founder searching for customers to grow your B2B startup? Fast Forward will help you find, win, and keep customers. This detailed guide on B2B sales tells you how to grow your revenue from zero to 1 million, 10 million and 100 million. The authors share more than 40 years of successful operating experience as startup founder, senior executive, board member, mentor, and investor in startups. Fast Forward outlines their insider’s perspective on market segmentation, pricing, contract negotiation, sales process, customer conversations, pipeline management, reporting, sales organization, and customer success. Fast Forward also features exclusive advice from more than 30 top-tier B2B startup founders and CEOs, including: Moritz Zimmermann (Hybris, now SAP) - Neil Ryland (Peakon, now Workday) - Peter Carlsson (Northvolt) - Bastian Nominacher (Celonis) - Erez Galonska (Infarm) - Veronika Riederle (Demodesk) - Jonas Rieke (Personio) - Matt Robinson (GoCardless) - Nicolas Dessaigne (Algolia) - Jörg G. Beyer (LeanIX) - Firmin Zocchetto (Payfit) - Avinoam Nowogrodski (Clarizen) “This book demystifies the sales journey, breaking it down into clear phases, and is packed with hands-on, pragmatic advice. To save time and avoid mistakes, read this book.” - Bastian Nominacher, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Celonis
Genre: Business & Economics, Editor: Matthias Hilpert, Pages: 378 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9783982298115


Thelma the Unicorn is back and more fabulous than ever! The whole wide world was overjoyed!Her fans all went berserk.But this time Thelma had her friendand that's what made it work.The world misses its favorite unicorn, but Thelma is reluctant to don her horn and sparkles again. However, with the support of her best friend Otis, she realizes the importance of spreading love and joy -- no matter what people think.Bestselling author Aaron Blabey's sweet and funny follow-up to Thelma the Unicorn will have young readers cheering for Thelma and Otis as they learn to love who they are... even if they don't have sparkles.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Scholastic Inc., Pages: 36 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781338740325


The deaths of three elderly men bring the forward-thinking Pascoe and the cynical, irreverent Dalziel into investigative action and, when Dalziel fall under suspicion, Pascoe proceeds on his own.
Genre: Dalziel, Andrew (Fictitious character), Editor: HarperCollins UK, Pages: 388 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780586072530



Genre: , Editor: , Pages: 14 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1789474892