Daily Deals: Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting out of the Box, Chicken Big and Final Freeway

Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting out of the BoxToday Amazon offers Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting out of the Box by The Arbinger Institute just for $1.99.

Leadership and Self-Deception uses an entertaining story about an executive facing challenges at work and at home to expose the precise psychological processes that conceal our true motivations and intentions from us and trap us in a “box” of endless self-justification. Most importantly, the book shows us the way out. The book’s central insight—that the key to leadership lays not in what we do, but in who we are—has proved to have powerful resonances not only for organizational leadership, but in readers’ personal lives as well.

This new edition has been revised throughout to make the story more readable and compelling. And drawing on the extensive correspondence they’re received over the years the authors have added a section that outlines the many ways that readers have been using this book.

Some words about the Author

“Arbinger” is the ancient French spelling of the word “harbinger.” It means “one that indicates or foreshadows what is to come; a forerunner.” The Arbinger Institute is a forerunner, a “harbinger,” of change.

Arbinger’s change work grows out of the development at the heart of the human sciences that is introduced in this book. Led by philosopher Terry Warner, a team of scholars has broken new ground in solving the age-old problem of self-deception. The result is a striking account of human behavior and human potential. The Arbinger Institute was founded to translate this important work into practical effect for individuals, families, and organizations worldwide.

Arbinger’s focus on organizations began when a well-known consultant asked for our help with one of his clients. As a result of Arbinger’s work, that company became the industry’s profit leader, eventually doubling and even tripling the return on investment of its nearest competitors. Out of that experience Arbinger began to focus on the organizational implications and applications of the self-deception problem and solution–a focus that continues today.

Chicken BigChicken Big by Keith Graves is a book for young readers which offered by Amazon just for $1.99.

On a teeny little farm, in an itty-bitty coop, a very small hen laid a big, giant egg. And out of this egg came one big, humongous . . . something. ‘It’s big!’ clucked the little rooster. ‘It’s enormous!’ clucked the small chicken. ‘It’s an  elephant!’ peeped the smallest chicken. ‘Run for your lives!’ they cried. No matter how they try, these clueless chickens can’t make sense of the gigantic new member of their familyGÇöuntil he saves the day. With wacky, laugh-out-  loud humor and silliness to spare, this BIG twist on the classic Chicken Little story lends a whole new perspective to what it means to be chicken.

Some words about the Author

Keith Graves is Professor Emeritus at the Chicken School in Austin, Texas, where he teaches courses in chicken history. Strangely, he has the same name as another guy who wrote the book Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance, as well as some other ridiculous books, but we doubt he’s the same guy


Final FreewayFinal Freeway is a today free application on Amazon’s store.

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Daily Deals: The Boarding House, Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance and Nintaii

The Boarding HouseThe Boarding House by Sharon Sala is a book which is offered with great discount within today’s daily deals. You can get it just for $1.99.  Compare this price with yesterday: $12.95.

Ellie Wayne does not just live. She survives. New York Times bestselling author Sharon Sala brings emotional intensity to an unforgettable story of survival, empowerment and raw courage. Ellie Wayne has grown up in frightening circumstances, damaged by a sexually abusive father and mentally fragile mother. Scarred and still threatened by a father she hates and fears, Ellie believes her future holds nothing more than danger, shame and secrets . . . until the unspeakable happens, and Ellie is forced to choose. She can claim her life or continue to hide in the shadows.One amazing man might be the miracle worker who can help Ellie see that she has the power to move on with her life, to hope for something more. If she can trust him.Readers will cheer for this amazing woman as she struggles to leave victimhood behind. Sharon Sala is a long time member of Romance Writers of America writing as Sharon Sala and Dinah McCall. She writes romantic suspense, Young Adult, and Women’s Fiction. First published in 1991, she’s a seven-time RITA finalist, winner of the Janet Dailey Award, four-time winner of the Career Achievement award from RT Magazine, five time winner of the National Reader’s Choice Award and five time winner of the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence as well as the Bookseller Best Award. Her books are New York Times, USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly mass market best-sellers. Writing changed her life, her world, and her fate. This summer look for the third book in her Young Adult paranormal mysteries, the Lunatic Ghosts series (My Lunatic Life, The Lunatic Detective) from Bell Bridge Books.

Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to DanceFrank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance by Keith Graves is another book with today’s price $1.99.

When Frank (as in Frankenstein) goes dancing, his lively movements make him fall to pieces, whereupon his previously appreciative audience runs screaming from the theater. A humorous rhyming text immediately engages readers: “Frank was a monster who wanted to dance. I know I could boogie if they gave me a chance. So he put on his hat and his shoes made in France and opened a jar and put on his pants.” In acrylic and colored pencil, Graves’ cartoon-like illustrations, stylistically reminiscent of Lane Smith, extend the text with such details as Frank’s mouse slippers (complete with teeth), a bottle of “Le Smell,” and a box of “Le Shooz.” Graves’ palette (purple-grape, electric blue, and lime-green with cherry-red highlights) makes the details pop without overwhelming the eye. Young listeners will respond to the comedy, the catchy rhythm, and especially the yuck factor induced by Frank’s dancy disintegration.

Newcomer Graves pays generic, goofy homage to Frankenstein and to 1960s-era hot-rod art. He goes heavy on the purple, electric blue and Astroturf green in his polished, nearly 3D compositions of acrylic and colored pencil. Even the hand-lettered text, with its occasional incorporation of worms, bulging eyes, etc., contributes to the expansion of the punchline, which will likely hit primary graders’ funny bones.

In rhyme and gloriously putrid color, we follow Frank the monster as he achieves his dream: “I know I could boogie if they gave me a chance,” he muses, sitting at home in his pants, and proceeds to the theater. The audience loves him, but his head, which looks like an acid-green baseball with a zipper, comes undone, spilling out his purplely brain. The grossed-out audience departs as Frank loses an arm and an eyeball. Just the ticket for a collection that might be leaning too much toward the sweet and proper. This is a close cousin to Boogi Bones, written by Elizabeth Loredo and illustrated by Kevin Hawkes.

Some words about the Author

Keith Graves is the pen name of an alien disguised as a large parakeet. He was last spotted in Texas with his lovely three-eyed wife and twin Martians. This is his second book for earthlings.


NintaiiNintaii is a game for you Kindle Fire. Download this game for free today only.

Nintaii is an award-winning and addictive puzzle game that challenges you to outwit a brain-teasing three-D maze with rolling blocks and switches. Roll the block through the labyrinth and drop it into your target.

Nintaii demands persistent concentration. The Japanese term “nintaii” means “patience, perseverance, or endurance.” Do you have the endurance to make it through all 100 game levels?

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