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Daily Deals: I Moved Your Cheese and Mahjong Artifacts

I Moved Your Cheese: For Those Who Refuse to Live as Mice in Someone Else's MazeWhat is usual association with book written by a Professor from the Harvard Business School? It is boring. But this book is different. Telling about complicated things in easy way is the main advantage of the book. It’s name is I Moved Your Cheese: For Those Who Refuse to Live as Mice in Someone Else’s Maze. The name of the author is Deepak Malhotra. And today’s price is only $0.99.

With more than twenty-five million copies in print, Who Moved My Cheese? has become a phenomenon. It does offer some reasonable advice about adapting to change. It’s certainly true that some of the events shaping our lives are beyond our control, and instead of struggling against them we must adapt and move on. But for all its good intentions, it ultimately advises us to unquestioningly accept our circumstances without exploring any possible alternatives—like mice in a maze mindlessly chasing after cheese.I Moved Your Cheese takes a different point of view and offers an alternative approach. Harvard Business School professor and bestselling author Deepak Malhotra tells an inspiring story about a new generation of mice who begin to challenge assumptions and ask important questions. Rather than just accepting their situation and dutifully chasing the cheese, Max, Zed, and Big begin looking deeper, examining and reassessing what they’ve been told are their limitations, and set out to chart a new course.Innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity, problem solving, and business growth— as well as personal growth—depend on the ability to challenge accepted notions, reshape the environment, and play by a different set of rules: our own. We are not powerless to change our circumstances. We can control our destiny. By ana- lyzing our assumptions about the limitations we seem to face, we can, like Max, Zed, and Big, discover how to overcome them. But first we need to understand the ways we unknowingly hold ourselves back. As Zed explains to Max, “The problem is not that the mouse is in the maze but that the maze is in the mouse.”

Mahjong Artifacts

Also Amazon give you opportunity to get puzzle game for your Kindle Fire for free: Mahjong Artifacts.

Ready to search the world looking for treasure? Mahjong Artifacts will take you on an epic puzzle-quest! The prequel to Mahjong Artifacts: Chapter 2, you’ll be occupied for hours with everything it has to offer.

This is a classic Mahjong tile matching puzzle game–match and remove two tiles with the same symbols that can be shifted either left or right without disturbing any other tiles. Clear out all the tiles to finish the layout before you run out of moves to make.

But that’s not all–Mahjong Artifacts also features special tiles with powerful abilities that open up new strategies to clear tiles. Use them wisely, and you’ll get far.

Game On!

Three game modes offer a wide variety of play experiences. Story mode features the epic artifact-hunting quest, with 25 layouts in five exotic locations. Classic mode allows you to choose from 100 layouts to clear. Then there’s Endless mode, which challenges you to keep removing tiles from an ever-rising tower. How long can you last?

Mahjong Artifacts boasts 27 beautiful backgrounds, five artistic tile sets, and music tracks inspired by ancient cultures. Exercise your planning skills and guile to take out all the tiles!

Amazon Adds More Big Networks to it’s Prime Instant Video Collection

Amazon introduced a couple of big perks to the Prime membership in the past year.  For $79 a year, you can get free two day shipping along with free book and movie rentals with Kindle Owner’s Lending Library and Prime Instant Video.

The Kindle Owner’s Lending Library allows one book checkout a month, and includes a fairly good sized collection of books.  I’ve checked out a couple of them so far and have enjoyed having this option.

The latest news involves the Prime Instant Video collection. Amazon just announced that they sealed a deal with Viacom, which means that they now offer TV shows from hit networks such as Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, TV Land, MTV, and VH1.

When Prime Instant Video first started, there wasn’t much of a selection, but it now offers around 15,000 titles and is well on the way to giving Netflix a run for its money.

There are shows for kids like Spongebob and iCarly, as well as Dora the Explorer. Adults can check out Glee, Lost, 24, or The Wonder Years.  Newer shows still have to be purchased or rented, but aren’t limited to Prime members.

Prime Instant Video can be accessed on a Mac or PC, an internet enabled TV, or on the Kindle Fire.  With the videos on the Kindle Fire, you have a lot more portability as long as you have access to wi-fi.  Amazon includes step by step instructions on how to access and download movies and TV shows here.

Amazon’s streaming video collection is growing rapidly.  Netflix is still ahead since it includes unlimited DVD by mail, but I don’t think it will be long before the two are in fierce competition with each other.

So, keep tabs on Prime Instant Video.  Amazon is constantly adding new titles, and working out deals with major production companies.