In The $100 Startup, Chris Guillebeau shows you how to lead of life of adventure, meaning and purpose – and earn a good living. Still in his early thirties, Chris is on the verge of completing a tour of every country on earth – he’s already visited more than 175 nations – and yet he’s never held a “real job” or earned a regular paycheck. Rather, he has a special genius for turning ideas into income, and he uses what he earns both to support his life of adventure and to give back. There are many others like Chris – those who’ve found ways to opt out of traditional employment and create the time and income to pursue what they find meaningful. Sometimes, achieving that perfect blend of passion and income doesn’t depend on shelving what you currently do. You can start small with your venture, committing little time or money, and wait to take the real plunge when you're sure it's successful. In preparing to write this book, Chris identified 1,500 individuals who have built businesses earning $50,000 or more from a modest investment (in many cases, $100 or less), and from that group he’s chosen to focus on the 50 most intriguing case studies. In nearly all cases, people with no special skills discovered aspects of their personal passions that could be monetized, and were able to restructure their lives in ways that gave them greater freedom and fulfillment. Here, finally, distilled into one easy-to-use guide, are the most valuable lessons from those who’ve learned how to turn what they do into a gateway to self-fulfillment. It’s all about finding the intersection between your “expertise” – even if you don’t consider it such -- and what other people will pay for. You don’t need an MBA, a business plan or even employees. All you need is a product or service that springs from what you love to do anyway, people willing to pay, and a way to get paid. Not content to talk in generalities, Chris tells you exactly how many dollars his group of unexpected entrepreneurs required to get their projects up and running; what these individuals did in the first weeks and months to generate significant cash; some of the key mistakes they made along the way, and the crucial insights that made the business stick. Among Chris’s key principles: if you’re good at one thing, you’re probably good at something else; never teach a man to fish – sell him the fish instead; and in the battle between planning and action, action wins. In ancient times, people who were dissatisfied with their lives dreamed of finding magic lamps, buried treasure, or streets paved with gold. Today, we know that it’s up to us to change our lives. And the best part is, if we change our own life, we can help others change theirs. This remarkable book will start you on your way.
Published by: Currency | Publication date: 05/08/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 274 pages
“Clever, surprisingly fast-paced, and enlightening.” —ForbesMost new products fail. So do most businesses. And most of us, if we are honest, have experienced a major setback in our personal or professional lives. So what determines who will bounce back and follow up with a home run? What separates those who keep treading water from those who harness the lessons from their mistakes?One of our most popular business bloggers, Megan McArdle takes insights from emergency room doctors, kindergarten teachers, bankruptcy judges, and venture capitalists to teach us how to reinvent ourselves in the face of failure. The Up Side of Down is a book that just might change the way you lead your life.
Published by: Penguin Books | Publication date: 02/11/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 312 pages
The conclusion to the classic Skyway series by the award-winning author of Castle Perilous. Jake McGraw, independent space trucker, has been shanghaied. He and his crew, fresh off their adventures in Starrigger and Red Limit Freeway, are plucked off the Skyway by a creature of unknown power. Now on an alien planet where most of the rules of the regular universe do not seem to apply, Jake confronts the builders of the Skyway once and for all. Will he and his crew make it out alive?
Published by: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Publication date: 04/01/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Bootstrap Reference Guide: Quickly Reference All Classes and Common Code Snippets (Bootstrap 4 Tutorial Book 2)
Save Time Referencing Bootstrap 4 Classes and Component Code Snippets. This Bootstrap reference guide book will help you find the code necessary to build common components, see a list of all the CSS classes, and get the color values in RGB and Hexadecimal format.Updated! Supports Bootstrap 4.1.0 and Bootstrap 3.3.7This Bootstrap Reference Book Includes:• Bootstrap 4 Classes and Components Reference• Bootstrap 4 Flexbox Utility Classes Reference• Bootstrap 4 Colors Reference• Bootstrap 3 Classes and Components Reference• Multiple blank pages at the end of the book for you to write your own personal notes. My intent is for this book to become a desk reference that helps you save time referencing the documentation.Can't this information be found for free on the documentation website?You can find most of the information contained in this book on the internet. But I tried to distill the components and information to the most frequently used. I also provide a list of all of the class names which is not available on the official documentation site.Benefits• Saves you time Googling and scanning the official documentation• Saves you time learning how to customize the snippets to get the results you want• Gives you a handy desk reference you can use offline and share with a friend• I will also continue to update this book as the framework changes its code base.Buy the Bootstrap Reference Guide today and save time referencing the classes and code snippets!
Published by: Bootstrap Creative | Publication date: 04/02/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Bootstrap 4 Quick Start: Responsive Web Design and Development Basics for Beginners (Bootstrap 4 Tutorial Book 1)
Learn Bootstrap 4 and Responsive Web Design... Fast!Code examples updated to v4.2.1 Jan. 2019Want to improve the design of your web application or website without having to write CSS styles from scratch?Learning web development (html & css) is a lot more challenging than it used to be. Responsive web design adds more layers of complexity to design and develop websites. In this book you will become familiar with the new cards component, setting up the new flexbox grid layout, customizing the look and feel, how to follow the mobile-first development workflow, and more!Web designer and developer Jacob Lett has built 100+ websites and WordPress themes. Let him show you exactly how to build responsive layouts that look great in every browser and device. He shares what you can't learn from the official documentation... the process of actually building a full web design layout.This book is focused on the workflow and does not duplicate what you can already find in the official documentation. This book will show you how to reference the documentation and use it effectively in your projects.BONUS: Includes a link to download a free cheat sheets bundle and a 1 hour training video.Who is this for?
- You're a web development beginner and want to learn how to become a developer.
- You're an experienced backend developer or programmer (Python, Perl, Node.js, PHP, ASP.NET / .Net Core, Ruby on Rails, SQL etc.) and you want to improve your frontend design skills.
- You learned HTML5 & CSS3 but are new to responsive web design basics.
- You have used Bootstrap before but want to learn new techniques and workflow.
- Learn what responsive web design is, the history behind it, and how the Bootstrap 4 frontend framework makes it easier to implement.
- Learn the web design process and how to build a website using Bootstrap 4.
- Learn what's new in Bootstrap 4 with a deep focus on CSS3 Flexbox, Cards, and the responsive grid layout.
- Responsive Marketing Homepage - Topics covered: responsive images, image cards, parallax background images, Google fonts, carousel cross-fade, and vertical centered text.
- Bootstrap Admin Dashboard - Topics covered: 100% height sidebar, card deck, FontAwesome icons, responsive charts and tables, and custom navigation tree menu.
- Learn by doing as you build two professional responsive layouts examples step-by-step.
- Focused on the workflow vs duplicating what you can find in the official documentation. This book will show you how to reference the documentation and use it effectively in your projects.
- Uses hyperlinks to point to code demos, snippets, videos, and external resources.
- Some experience with HTML coding and CSS is helpful but not necessary.
- Does not require knowing Sass, command line, or Photoshop.
- A computer with Google Chrome.
- A text editor like Atom and an internet connection.
Published by: Bootstrap Creative | Publication date: 03/20/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 141 pages
What if you could experience a new level of freedom, strength, healing, and energy?Too many people are overwhelmed and holding onto deep suffering, unable to catch their breath in a world that tells them to fake it till they make it. As the pressure of fear, pain, anxiety, and anger build, sooner or later these individuals are going to explode—just like bestselling author and life coach Steve Austin did.That’s no way to live.With deep honesty, hilarious true stories, and refreshingly straight talk, Austin shares his personal journey from crippling anxiety and perfectionism to calm amid life’s inevitable chaos. He pulls no punches, revealing his darkest moments and the thoughts most people would be too afraid to admit.Yet he offers hope. In these powerful pages, you’ll find simple ways to cultivate calm and practice self-care while living courageously and authentically.Discover how to come up for air and breathe again."If you are among the multitudes who need help to just survive the next 24 hours, this book will be a God-send." - Dr. Paula Champion Jones, retired UMC pastor"Austin delivers courageous medicine: we are all broken - and more important, we are all beautiful, valuable, unique, and connected." - J. Dana Trent, author of For Sabbath's SakeSteve Austin was a pastor when he nearly died by suicide. A second chance, grueling recovery, and years of honest conversation allowed Steve to find healing and purpose. It’s evident in his speaking, podcasting, coaching, and Amazon bestseller, From Pastor to a Psych Ward: he helps overwhelmed people get their lives back. Steve lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with his wife, Lindsey, and their two children. Find him online at iamsteveaustin.com.Get the FREE study guide at catchingyourbreath.com when you order today.
Published by: Steve Austin Creative Services, LLC | Publication date: 10/21/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 146 pages
Exactly 16 years after the horrible events of 9/11 two astrophysicists receive a mysterious signal from an extraterrestrial source 8 light years away. The discovery of this extraterrestrial signal is leaked by an accident to the Internet and a Finnish hacker manages to decode a message embedded in the signal. She posts the decoded message, a video clip of World Trade Center tower collapsing on 9/11 in New York City. A fast paced international race starts – what is the real purpose of the message and who can claim the first contact with the extraterrestrials? Peeling the layers of the mysterious signal, another deeper level message is discovered both by Americans and Russians. The extraterrestrials have sent their ambassador, Alexa, in an encoded digital DNA form. As the teams are racing to bring Alexa alive they learn that humanity is not alone in the universe, there are 20 million other civilizations in our Milky Way galaxy alone. Alexa, a super intelligent extraterrestrial has a proposal that politicians cannot resist. The first country to connect Alexa to an interstellar communication network will gain a virtual monopoly to some awesome new extraterrestrial technologies. Despite many warning signs, the race continues and in a secret back room deal to ensure American corporate interests the future of humanity is sealed. Alexa is connected and soon all the knowledge of the humanity is sent over a powerful radio signal towards the extraterrestrials. The response is due back in 16 years. However, at the moment of connection Alexa takes secretly control over 90% of all resources on Earth, including nuclear weapons. Strange things start to happen, but Alexa is covering her tracks well. What will happen to Earth in the meanwhile, what is the real purpose of Alexa and how does she achieve her goals? In this relentless, page-turning tale of the first contact with extraterrestrials you start to wonder – is Alexa already amongst us?
Publication date: 09/04/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 116 pages
Growing up in the crime-ridden streets of Los Angeles’ South Central, Darrell Gartrell could easily have become just another statistic. But a backpacking journey across Europe changed his fortune forever. Eventually, Darrell landed in Osaka. There, he became the first African-American to teach English focused primarily on urban culture. His academy, called Wisdom21, was an instant hit. But doing business in Japan was to come at a heavy price, and Darrell’s unlikely success meant that he attracted, not only the upper echelons of polite society, but of the feared ‘yakuza’ (Japanese mafia) as well. Darrell tells his story here, in 21 Years of Wisdom – One Man’s Extraordinary Odyssey in Japan. His story is a poignant and penetrating travel biography; chronicling a fight for survival in a strange land; paving the way for those in search of wisdom—in the 21st century.Order Now!
Published by: Darrell Gartrell | Publication date: 12/01/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 352 pages
This Web Edition is available for free with the purchase of the Adobe Dreamweaver CC Classroom in a Book (2015 release) print book or eBook. A Web Edition is an electronic version of the book that can be accessed with any Internet connection from your account on www.peachpit.com. This Web Edition includes over 10 hours of step-by-step video tutorials and interactive review questions. As Adobe releases new features for Creative Cloud customers, the content of the Web Edition will be updated to accommodate the changes. Note: Web Editions cannot be viewed on an eReader. To view this book on an eReader, please purchase an eBook. Creative professionals who seek the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Dreamweaver CC (2015 release) choose this Classroom in a Book® from the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks. This series offers what no other book or training program does–an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts. Adobe Dreamweaver CC Classroom in a Book (2015 release) contains 14 lessons that cover the basics and beyond, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you. As with all Classroom in a Book products, online companion files include all the necessary assets you need to complete the projects featured in each lesson. Learn how to create webpages for the modern web; use and customize web frameworks to build responsive designs for a wide variety of desktop computers and mobile devices with a minimum of hand coding; incorporate graphics, text, animation, and video; build rich interactive applications; add links to text and images; add interactive elements to your sites, such as HTML5-compatible video and animation; work with HTML5 and CSS3 code and structures; and publish a finished site to the web. What you need to use this book: Adobe Dreamweaver CC (2015 release) software, for either Windows or Mac OS. (Software not included.)
Published by: Adobe Press | Publication date: 12/16/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 464 pages
Have you ever wished you could be happier?Recovering pessimist Joëlle Marti addressed that question by designing a year-long experiment to find and write about something happy every single day.A Leap Year's worth of 366 Happy Moments later, she shares the lessons learned along the way that have transformed her life. In this book you’ll discover:
- The personal quirks that make YOU happy
- The unexpected power of random experiences
- The simple steps to take when you feel sad
- And much more?
Published by: Greyed Out Press | Publication date: 12/14/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 206 pages