From the harsh realities of basic training to post-war chaos in Iraq and knife-edge tension in Northern Ireland, Squaddie takes us to a place not advertised in army recruitment brochures. It exposes the grim reality of everyday soldiering for the 'grunts on the ground'.After the tragic death of his brother, and in the dark days following 9/11, McLaughlin felt compelled to fulfil his lifelong ambition to serve in the army. He followed his late brother into the elite Royal Green Jackets and passed the arduous Combat Infantryman's Course at the age of 31. Thereafter, McLaughlin found himself submerged in a world of casual violence.Squaddie is a snapshot of infantry soldiering in the twenty-first century. It takes us into the heart of an ancient institution that is struggling to retain its tough traditions in a rapidly changing world. All of the fears and anxieties that the modern soldier carries as his burden are laid bare, as well as the occasional joys and triumphs that can make him feel like he is doing the best job in the world.This is an account of army life by someone who has been there and done it.
Published by: Mainstream Digital | Publication date: 05/20/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 336 pages
In a world where everyone wants to blog and blog posts are ubiquitous, how do you stand out? How do you blog your way from nobody to somebody?How do you make money blogging, how do you start your own blogging business, and how do you, as a business owner, use content to build your brand and drive your success? What do the world's most successful bloggers know that you don't know (yet)? No matter who are you - a mum at home, a budding fashion blogger, a lifestyle blogger, a food blogger, a big business owner or a small business owner - The Million Dollar Blog is about blogging the smart way. It is the ultimate guide to:*Starting a successful blog*Blog writing*How to monetise your blog*How to develop a personal brand that grows your blog*How to blog for business*How to write*How take your existing blog to the next levelLearn to blog, learn to monetise your blog, discover how to build a successful blog for your business and hear the insider view from those in the blogosphere who are already making big incomes blogging. Plus, discover revenue streams beyond advertising and see how the income of million dollar bloggers is structured for maximum profit. Through a combination of practical advice and interviews with some of the world's most famous and successful bloggers, vloggers and content strategists, including Seth Godin, Lily Pebbles, Grant Cardone and Madeleine Shaw and dozens more, entrepreneur and digital strategist Natasha Courtenay Smith shows you how to build a blog that will increase your profile, create new opportunities, earn money and change your life. No wonder The Million Dollar Blog has been described by leading and award winning mummy blogger Vicky Psarias from Honest Mum as 'Brilliantly written, engaging and inspiring'.
Published by: Piatkus | Publication date: 09/29/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Explaining how going green can pay for itself, Green Computing: Tools and Techniques for Saving Energy, Money, and Resources ties the green agenda in IT to the broader corporate agenda in risk management, brand management, and reputation management. Written by a leading author in the IT field, this authoritative reference provides easy access to qu
Published by: Auerbach Publications | Publication date: 07/08/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 262 pages
Serve No Master: How to Escape the 9-5, Start up an Online Business, Fire Your Boss and Become a Lifestyle Entrepreneur or Digital Nomad
★★★★★ A #1 bestseller in Business★★★★★ A #1 bestseller in Creativity★★★★★ A #1 bestseller in Home-Based Business★★★★★ A #1 bestseller in Motivational----Do you want to take control of your financial destiny, and not spend your life in a cubicle? Do you want to build a profitable business - automatically?Are you struggling to make ends meet and trapped in a career you don't love? Or just tired of getting paid 'what you're worth' instead of what you deserve?Small business owners, entrepreneurs, and dreamers - you need to read Serve No Master - as soon as possible! In this book, you'll learn how to smash the chains that have limited your financial rewards for far too long.You cannot underestimate the power of believing in yourself.Learn how to blast through every roadblock keeping you from achieving your goals. From "not enough money" to "lack of connections" to "not enough time" to "I just can't seem to do it," Serve No Master takes laser aim at all the excuses and breaks the process down into small, simple steps that anyone can take to become wealthier, better connected, more talented, and more free.It doesn't matter if you're already working at home, squeezing in a little extra time after your job, or you don't even have a plan yet; get ready to smash your chains and gain a better financial outlook and more free time to do what you love!Packed with advice you can put to use right away; you'll learn how to keep your audience eager and ready to hear from you.What pragmatic and actionable skills will you learn?
- How to build a business around the unique skills you already have
- The simple technique for getting titans of industry to pursue you for business deals
- The secret to getting paid over and over again every time you work
- The foolproof method for removing all risk from your revenue streams
- The most common mistakes even smart entrepreneurs make and how to avoid them.
- The singular best way to create the unstoppable habit of success
- How to get complimentary hotel room upgrades, slash your rent, enjoy cruises for pennies on the dollar and travel like a boss.
- The 4 critical mistakes you must avoid to keep your business from collapsing
- Six different ways you can use the power of friendship to accelerate your business
- A step-by-step guide for finding your unique talent and using it to build a business
- How to structure a business so that you make money even while you sleep.
- PLUS, examples to jumpstart the process!
- Never live in fear of a boss ever again
- Go to sleep knowing that your children's FUTURE IS SECURE
- Follow a process only a few LEADERS have figured out
- Build a business that lets you live on a tropical island
- Form an army of friends and business connections dedicated to helping you succeed
Published by: Dragon God Books | Publication date: 08/01/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 458 pages
A fully updated guide to quickly and easily programming Arduino Thoroughly revised for the new Arduino Uno R3, this bestselling guide explains how to write well-crafted sketches using Arduino’s modified C language. You will learn how to configure hardware and software, develop your own sketches, work with built-in and custom Arduino libraries, and explore the Internet of Things—all with no prior programming experience required! Electronics guru Simon Monk gets you up to speed quickly, teaching all concepts and syntax through simple language and clear instruction designed for absolute beginners. Programming Arduino: Getting Started with Sketches, Second Edition, features dozens of easy-to-follow examples and high-quality illustrations. All of the sample sketches featured in the book can be used as-is or modified to suit your needs.
- An all-new chapter teaches programming Arduino for Internet of Things projects
- Screenshots, diagrams, and source code illustrate each technique
- All sample programs in the book are available for download
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education TAB | Publication date: 06/29/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 192 pages
'For everyone who wants to build their online presence, the RIGHT way!' - Julie Montagu, wellness guru and author of RechargeThe inspirational new book from the author of The Million Dollar Blog -- discover how to build an authoritative and authentic personal brand that will change your life.If you google yourself, what do you see? Do you blend in with the masses or stand out from the crowd? Are you recognised as a thought-leader in your industry? Or are you watching others build their profile and wondering if you are being left behind?Whether you're an entrepreneur, executive, expert or an employee, how you present yourself online has a huge impact on your professional reputation. We are lucky to live in a world where everyone now has the power to publish and create micro-fame by putting out content - word by word, post by post, video by video. But how do you grab people's attention in today's noisy online world?Using a combination of technical know-how, insider tips and interviews with prominent online influencers and business owners, entrepreneur and digital strategist Natasha Courtenay-Smith shows how anyone can build a strong personal brand and become the most visible expert in their industry.#StandOutOnline is the ultimate guide to building a powerful and influential personal brand that will create boundless opportunities for you and your business. Now is the time for you to find your voice and step into the spotlight.PRAISE FOR #StandOutOnline:'All the practical, wise nuggets of advice you need to get started and dig in deep are in the pages of #StandOutOnline' - Emma Gannon, award-winning blogger and author of Ctrl Alt Delete and The Multi-Hyphen Method'Every single budding and established digital entrepreneur needs to read this enlightening book. Unmissable.' - Vicki Psarias, author of Mumboss and founder of the award-winning blog Honest Mum
Published by: Piatkus | Publication date: 11/01/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 272 pages
[Length: 50,000 words]Want to make a living simply by writing about your life? Here’s how one woman does it...On a sunny day in April, journalist-turned-PR Amber McNaught walked out of her well-paid office job, and started a blog.Ten years, multiple blogs, 42 million pageviews, one kidney transplant (her husband’s), and a whole lot of mistakes later, that blog is now a full-time business, which means that Amber, who started documenting her life in a green velvet diary when she was 11 years old, now gets paid to continue documenting her life – but on the internet. (Yes, she still has to pinch herself every morning to make sure she’s not dreaming.)So, how did she do it? How did she make writing a diary into a full-time job? You’re about to find out. In ‘My Blogging Secrets’, Amber shares everything she’s learned about blogging, from how to come up with an idea for your blog, to how to persuade people to read it, and – most importantly – how to actually make money from writing about your life. CHAPTER LISTING:1. The Only Blogging Secret You’ll Ever Need2. The Main Reason My Blog Became Successful - How I quit my job to start a blog.3. How I Created a Blog That Became A Business - Things I didn’t do before starting a blog, but which you probably should.- The secret to making money from blogging.- How I came up with a blog topic I’m still writing about 10 years later. - The secrets of successful blog design. 4. How I Manage to Create Fresh Content Almost Every Day.- How to make people care about your cat.- Where I get ideas for blog posts. - The two types of content all successful bloggers write.- How to write posts that do well in search engines. - How to write posts that get lots of comments. - Why I write long posts, even although people tell me not to. - How I plan my content.5. How I Create Images for My Blog- The importance of images. - My blog photography secrets.6. How I Get People to Read My Blog- How I use social media to promote my blog- How I got half a million followers on Pinterest- How I used Pinterest to rapidly grow my readership.7. How I Make Money from My Blog. 8. How I Grew My Blog to Over 180,000 Pageviews Per Month.
Published by: Amber Mcnaught | Publication date: 07/11/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 172 pages
The easy way to understand and implement cloud computing technology written by a team of experts Cloud computing can be difficult to understand at first, but the cost-saving possibilities are great and many companies are getting on board. If you've been put in charge of implementing cloud computing, this straightforward, plain-English guide clears up the confusion and helps you get your plan in place. You'll learn how cloud computing enables you to run a more green IT infrastructure, and access technology-enabled services from the Internet ("in the cloud") without having to understand, manage, or invest in the technology infrastructure that supports them. You'll also find out what you need to consider when implementing a plan, how to handle security issues, and more.
- Cloud computing is a way for businesses to take advantage of storage and virtual services through the Internet, saving money on infrastructure and support
- This book provides a clear definition of cloud computing from the utility computing standpoint and also addresses security concerns
- Offers practical guidance on delivering and managing cloud computing services effectively and efficiently
- Presents a proactive and pragmatic approach to implementing cloud computing in any organization
- Helps IT managers and staff understand the benefits and challenges of cloud computing, how to select a service, and what's involved in getting it up and running
- Highly experienced author team consults and gives presentations on emerging technologies
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 01/29/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 338 pages
Chosen by the Independent as one of the 10 best business books written by women'Vicki is one inspirational mumboss, who shares her secrets to juggling a thriving business with raising a family in this entertaining and empowering read!' Una Healy'Ideal for going back to work without losing your mind . . . a no-nonsense guide to navigating the transition' Marie Claire 'If ever there is a person who has shown just how successful you can be online whilst also being an amazing parent it is Vicki. Read, learn and follow. A brilliant book from an inspirational mother'. Natasha Courtenay-Smith, author of The Million Dollar BlogIn Mumboss, Vicki Psarias, founder of HonestMum.com, shares her #mumboss manifesto for surviving and thriving at work and at home. Vicki writes about everything from juggling work and family, to regaining your confidence after having a baby and battling imposter syndrome.An award-winning blogger and vlogger, in this book Vicki shares how to turn your passions into a business that suits the modern mum's lifestyle. Mumboss is full of practical advice, tips and tricks to help fellow #mumbosses build their own business or return to work, while creating a personal brand and learning how to market yourself.Vicki's funny, fresh approach to life and work as a mum has brought her a loyal fanbase and a brilliantly successful business: her blog Honest Mum is one of the UK's most popular parenting and lifestyle sites, and the blog combined with Vicki's social channels has an average monthly reach of 1 million. A Lean In for the blogging and vlogging generation, Mumboss is an essential book for all parents, whether they are returning to work or looking to start a new career, as well as anyone looking to build their brand or business online.'A must-read for the modern Mum; particularly one who has aspirations to build her own business. I wish I had been able to read it three years ago!' Katie Massie-Taylor, Co-Founder, Mush
Published by: Piatkus | Publication date: 05/03/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 240 pages
Control Your Fate: A Real World Roadmap For Starting Your Own Business, Quitting the Job You Hate, and Turning Your Childhood Dreams Into Concrete Reality (Serve No Master Book 2)
Do you want to take control of your destiny, and not spend your life adrift? Do you want to wake up excited - forever?Are you struggling to get through the day and trapped in a life filled with disappointment? Or are you just tired of living the life everyone around you thinks you 'deserve' instead of the life you have always dreamed of?Small business owners, entrepreneurs, and dreamers - you need to read Control Your Fate - as soon as possible! In this book, you'll learn how to smash the chains that have limited your dreams for far too long.You have no idea how much power lies within you.Learn how to snap the chains keeping you from achieving your dreams. From “dating the wrong person” to “going to the wrong college” to “stuck in a career I hate”, Control Your Fate gets to the root of the problem, bypassing the symptoms, and delivers a simple process for life change in small, manageable and implementable steps that anyone can take to become happier, satisfied and more joyous with life. It doesn’t matter if you work for yourself, if you’re stuck reporting to a boss you dread, or if you’re trapped by poor decisions from your past; get ready to experience a freedom that you haven’t tasted since childhood - all while making your dreams come true!Packed with techniques you can implement this afternoon; you'll learn how to start living your dreams before you go to bed tonight.What pragmatic and actionable skills will you learn?
- How to isolate the bad information poisoning your decision-making
- The simple technique for unlocking your deepest desires
- The secret to breaking through the noise every time you make a decision
- The foolproof method for removing the voice of doubt
- The most common mistakes even inspirational leaders make and how to avoid them.
- The singular best way to create the unstoppable Habit of Fate
- How to remove fear from your life, find the career you’ve always dreamed of, form friendships with heroes that lift you up and to finally Serve No Master.
- The 4 critical limitations you must avoid to keep control of your destiny
- The seven steps you can take to grab the wheel in your life again
- A step-by-step guide for finding what you truly desire and turning that desire into reality
- How to stack tiny habits so that you make amazing decisions on autopilot
- PLUS, examples from my life to jumpstart the process!
- Never make a decision you later regret ever again
- Go to sleep knowing that you are on THE RIGHT PATH
- Follow a process that most people DESPERATELY NEED
- Build a life that lets you skydive every day (if you want to)
- Form an army of friends and business connections dedicated to helping you succeed
Publication date: 06/06/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 252 pages