Thinking of starting a business? Chances are you will be excited by your ideas, but daunted by what might lie ahead. Most start-up guides make that feeling worse, by overloading you with complex, yet missing out the essentials that you really need to focus on to succeed. From Acorns is a different kind of book. Free from jargon and full of practical tips from countless entrepreneurs, it’s the only guide that tells you exactly what you need to know – no frills, no complications. In its second edition, this bestselling book now includes information not only for small start-ups, but for those with ambitious growth plans who need to plan big financial pitches, initiate and nurture large scale expansions, and, eventually, sell and move on to the next venture. From Acorns is the no nonsense guide to starting a business – whether your plans or modest or on a grand scale, this book helps you get it right first time around.
Cartoonist Ellen Forney explores the relationship between “crazy” and “creative” in this graphic memoir of her bipolar disorder, woven with stories of famous bipolar artists and writers. Shortly before her thirtieth birthday, Forney was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Flagrantly manic and terrified that medications would cause her to lose creativity, she began a years-long struggle to find mental stability while retaining her passions and creativity. Searching to make sense of the popular concept of the crazy artist, she finds inspiration from the lives and work of other artists and writers who suffered from mood disorders, including Vincent van Gogh, Georgia O’Keeffe, William Styron, and Sylvia Plath. She also researches the clinical aspects of bipolar disorder, including the strengths and limitations of various treatments and medications, and what studies tell us about the conundrum of attempting to “cure” an otherwise brilliant mind. Darkly funny and intensely personal, Forney’s memoir provides a visceral glimpse into the effects of a mood disorder on an artist’s work, as she shares her own story through bold black-and-white images and evocative prose.
Jill and Dragon
"And they all lived happily ever after." At least, that's what Jill's storybook says, but Jill can't help noticing that at the end of the story, one character looks far from happy. Dragon is despised by the king because all he can do is singe, burn, and barbecue. So Jill decides to make her fairy tale ring true and invites Dragon out of the book, so she can teach him some alternative life skills! Dragon throws himself into all of Jill's favorite things--but with disappointing results. When it seems as if all hope is lost, Jill and Dragon discover that he has one very unique, and palatable, talent . . .
How Do You Feel
A young chimp describes a variety of emotions he experiences.