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Dare To Dream! Magical heroes like Harry Potter, Spiderman, or Catwoman provide plenty of entertainment for kids, but in real life heroes are made of sterner stuff than celluloid fantasies. In this inspiring collection of biographiescovering historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln and Helen Keller as well as contemporary figures such as Toni Morrison and Michael Jordancritically acclaimed writer and psychologist Sandra McLeod Humphrey teaches young people that heroes were once ordinary people whose strength of character helped them to achieve extraordinary things.
Starting with only their dreams, they worked hard and overcame obstacles to make their dreams come true. Some overcame physical handicaps, others psychological barriers like extreme shyness or feelings of inferiority; some faced racial discrimination or educational disadvantage, others financial burdens.
In spite of these frustrations and discouragements, all of these people discovered in themselves the patience, perseverance, and determination to pursue their dreams beyond every obstacle. The message is clear: No matter who you are or where you come from, you too can accomplish extraordinary things, as long as you dare to dream and never, never, never give up! Friends: Photography by Adam Raphael, , , , This paperback revised edition of the sold-out hardcover book features 75 stunning black and white photographs of muscular young men.
Although there is no nudity other than exposed torsos, the subtle eroticism is apparent as is the artistic skill of photographer Adam Raphael. The Lambda Book Report said that Raphael captures a mood with each picture that draws the onlooker in past the beauty of the models and reviewer Randall Ivey noted that the work was wonderfully innocent and erotic at the same time.
Nature in danger: threatened habitats and species, Nol Simon, World Conservation Monitoring Centre , , , Humanity's well being and ultimate survival are inextricably bound up with the health of the natural world. We often take for granted that nature will continue to provide the basics of life--food to eat, water to drink, fuel for warmth, air to breathe. But today the world's natural resources are threatened daily. In Nature in Danger, conservation expert Noel Simon offers a detailed picture of the many threats to the natural world, and reveals what we can do to protect the environment from overexploitation.
This lavishly illustrated and highly informative volume takes us on a journey to some of the world's most striking climes, from the Okavango Delta to the Tibetan Plateau, and from African savannas to the island of Tristan da Cunha. Simon examines the many varieties of rainforest, from Brazilian Amazonia to the forests of Zaire; wetlands as diverse as the Florida Everglades, the Mekong delta, and the Aral Sea; grasslands from the North American prairies to the Eurasian steppe; mountain ranges from the Rockies and the Andes to the Himalayas and the Alps; reefs and islands such as the Great Barrier Reef, the Galapagos Archipelago, Madagascar, and Hawaii; the world's great deserts; and Antarctica.
Each section boasts superb full- color photographs and informative maps. Also included are many boxed features that offer interesting side-trips to a region's natural wonders such as the shrimp that live some feet above ground on Ayers Rock, in the Australian desert or historical curiosities such as how Samarkand in the eighth century became a paper-making center. In addition, the book offers a special section on endangered species, highlighting the perilous circumstances of orangutans, blue whales, the African elephant, the giant panda, and many other animals and plants.
Simon describes each species, tells how many remain extant for instance, he reveals that the African Black rhino has dwindled from , in the early s to some 4, today , and outlines what we are doing to save them. Finally, the book includes a glossary of terms, a directory of species names, a bibliography, and an index.
A superb source of information on threatened habitats and species around the world as well as a beautifully illustrated celebration of nature's most glorious locales, Nature in Danger will delight anyone who loves wildlife and the great outdoors or who is deeply concerned about the ecological future of planet Earth. Bump, Bump, Bump, Leslie Wood , , , The van goes bump, bump, bump. Out falls a clock, a table, a piano Bump, bump, bump. How many things fell out?
Committee on Foreign Affairs , , , Enabling power: Military Lands Act , ss. Issued: Made: Laid: -. Coming into force: Effect: S. Love is an Eagle, Barbara Cartland , , , These notes refer to the Companies Act c. Human social life is constrained and defined by our cognitive and emotional dispositions, which are the legacy of our foraging ancestors.
But how difficult is it to reconstruct the social systems and cultural traditions of those ancestors? The Archaeology of Human Ancestry provides a stimulating and provocative answer, in which archaeologists and biological anthropologists set out and demonstrate their reconstructive methods. Contributors use observations of primates and modern hunter-gatherers to illuminate the fossil and artefactual records. Thematic treatment covers the evolution of group size; group composition and the emotional structure of social bonds; sexual dimorphism and the sexual division of labour; and the origins of human cultural traditions.
The Archaeology of Human Ancestry is an essential introduction to the subject for advanced undergraduates and researchers in archaeology and biological anthropology. It will also be used by workers in psychology, sociology and feminist studies as a resource for understanding human social origins. A student study supplement for Human Societies 10th Edition. A Deeper Level, Israel Houghton , , , In preparation for their latest CD release, A Deeper Level Integrity Music , Israel and his fellow musicians went on a forty-day fast in an attempt to draw closer to the heart of God.
What they experienced has been life changing. Now they invite you to go deeper, too. More than just singing songs and going to church, Israel's desire is to help you explore what it means to truly live a lifestyle of worship each and every day. Hip-Hop is a living breathing thing. It thinks, it grows and it develops, and if listened to closely will give you a truth that many fail to realize.
I, just like Hip-Hop, is a manifestation of truth, emotion, and a story that has developed over my lifetime, and is still growing. This book isn't your ordinary autobiography of hip-hop experiences, do's and don? But it is me telling my all. The good, bad, and definitely the ugly. Music for me is an art, the beat my canvas and lyrics the paint.
So my songs have been masterpieces created by me, but like most artists unappreciated and misunderstood. So this book is my attempt to bring you behind the? But I will tell you this story isn't for the lazy minded individual because it causes you to think and reach for the truth even when it's easier to accept the spoon-fed knowledge you know. I will share the triumphs, the fails, the abuse, the lies, lust, and love that comes with a journey of EMCEE, producer, music businessman, a fiance', but most of all of a MAN.
The People's Land is an expression of a particular moment in norhtern history -- the darkness, even, that preceded the light. For some years, Hugh Brody lived and studied among the Inuit, the people fo the Arctic. His book, The People's Land, describes their recent past with sympathy and indignation. He tells how the Whites came as fur traders and missionaries -- and stayed on as administrators, transferring their suburban world incongruously to the north. The predicament of the contemporary Inuit is deeply troubling, embodying as it does -- within a very short history -- the destructive processes and social deformations that colonialism everywhere entails.
As the author writes in the Foreword, this book "is a way of expressing my solidarity with the people who have so tirelessly tried to help me understand what is happening to them now and what they fear might happen to them in the future. Molly's Pilgrim, Barbara Cohen , , , Sparkling new illustrations refresh this Thanksgiving classic based on the true experience of a member of Barbara Cohen's family. Originally published in , Molly's Pilgrim inspired the Academy Award winning live-action short film. Bartelt , , , Organized in a concise, simplified manner using an outline format to organize the material, this text emphasizes the role of the clinical microbiology laboratory in diagnosing and treating diseases.
Bacteria e. Chapter study questions and a question comprehensive exam are included. Corpse Watching, Sarith Peou , , , Asian Studies. In , Sarith fled to a refugee camp in Thailand. In , he resettled in southern California, and, in , he moved to Minnesota. He is now serving prison time in Minnesota. He has dedicated his life to education, and moral and spiritual transformation within the prison. He is completing his autobiography, tentatively titled Prison Without Walls. A poignant and powerful spiritual memoir about how the lives of the saints changed the life of a modern woman.
Drawing upon the rich writings and examples of these extraordinary women, the author reveals Christianity's liberating power for women and the relevance of the saints to the lives of contemporary Christians. People and Places, Neil Grant , , , Friendly Societies Commission , , , Journeys, Grade 6: Houghton Mifflin Journeys, , , , These contemporary novels feature girls who face everyday challenges and more serious problems as they approach their teen years. In figuring out how to cope when life is less than perfect, they begin to understand what growing up is all about.
When Laney's family trades their beachfront house in Florida for an alpaca ranch in Colorado, Laney is as flabbergasted as she is miserable. But there's more on the horizon of the dry, dusty prairie than Laney realizes -- a lot more! Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Mark H. Johnson , , , The third edition of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience presents a thorough updating and enhancement of the classic text that introduced the rapidly expanding field of developmental cognitive neuroscience.
Includes the addition of two new chapters that provide further introductory material on new methodologies and the application of genetic methods in cognitive developmentIncludes several key discussion points at the end of each chapterFeatures a greater focus on mid-childhood and adolescence, to complement the previous edition?
Stanley Krippner and his co-editors Michael Bova and Leslie Gray have brought together a distinguished group of counselors and psychotherapists who have incorporated the use of story telling and personal mythology into their practices. The approach to narrative ranges from personal mythology to action therapy to the use of drama and writing, to the importance of narrative in promoting healing in deep illness, and more.
Aimed at clinicians, counselors, psychotherapists and other helping professionals. The Dictionary of Virology, Brian W. Mahy , , , Completely revised and updated to take into account the new taxonomy and grouping changes made by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses in their 8th Report, this book provides an authoritative and concise list of all viruses affecting vertebrate species, from humans to fish. With her friendly tone and insightful knowledge, Nicole S. This beautifully illustrated guide provides easy-to-follow instructions on processing images from start to finish. Nicole will show readers how to use the following onOne tools to enhance their photos: Perfect Layers for a layered workflow without Photoshop: Perfect Portrait retouching; Perfect Mask for replacing backgrounds; Perfect Effects, Focal Point, and PhotoFrame for creative effects; and Perfect Resize for image enlargement.
This step-based guide will show readers how to use these seven products together seamlessly as integrated modules also support their workflow - however they work. Herbie's Secret Santa, , , , , Celebrate the holidays with Lottie and Herbie! Dressed as Santa and humming a tune, Herbie is ready for Christmas. But when he does something bad -- and wishes he could take it back -- the holidays don't feel very happy.
Children everywhere will sympathize with Herbie in Petra Mathers's new picture book, which shows how easy it is to make a mistake Barry Sutton's sound sources Secondary Horst, Stewart M. Green , , , The Mid-Atlantic region abounds with superb rock climbing areas, including hidden gems far from the crowds. Rock Climbing Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland describes numerous routes in the best locations, from popular topropes at Great Falls to the foot multipitch classics at Seneca Rocks.
This fully updated guidebook describes hundreds of new routes and includesfull color maps, photos, and topos, making it an indispensable resource for local and visiting climbersalike. Harness the full power of After Effects by mastering its native plug-in effects. Author Chad Perkins breaks down the creation and application of each native plug-in effect available in the After Effects toolset. He also shows you how each can be used optimally in your own media project, when and why it makes sense to use each, and how to ""break the rules"" by using effects in unconventional ways.
Completely updated for CS6 and revised to include coverage of Keylight and the Cycore effects, you will learn every effect from color correction to distortion to simulation and all. Writing for Kids, , , , An introduction to writing discussing such aspects as how to get ideas as well as how to work from sentence to paragraph to finished story or essay.
The Taxation of Husband and Wife, , , , No fluff. To the point. No nonsense. Tells me what to do, gives me the tools and process to accomplish the assessment and points out the traps to avoid. We need more handbooks like this. Using your book, everyone was working with the same process and tools. Made the effort move along and gave us the confidence that we got it right, and helped us sell our findings to the county management team.
Good job. Good tool. It provides an easy to follow six-step process that can be utilized by both experienced security experts and novices involved with their first vulnerability assessment. At each stage of the assessment, the reader is provided with checklists, best practices, and useful real-life scenarios. When the reader is satisfied that everything has been done that needs to be done in order to complete a particular step the book leads on to the next one.
By the time readers complete step six, they can be assured that a best practice risk vulnerability assessment will be in place. The book instructs on how to conduct risk-based analysis, system characterization and all perils assessment - all necessary prerequisites before moving on to developing the threat assessment, conducting the security assessment and mitigating the risk.
At each stage detailed examples are given of the methodology in action in areas such as energy, agriculture, transportation and buildings. The book contains more than 30 unique charts, tables and checklists all designed to ensure that today's busy security professionals stay on track and use all best practices. If you are a security professional whether a seasoned expert or new to the industry - this is a practical, hands-on how-to guide that you cannot afford to be without.
Dawnings, Hilary J. Allen , , , Turner, Benice Woll , , , Anger to Action, Stapp Dennis , , , Evoking similar views as Glen Beck's Cowards and Monica Crowley's What the Bleep Just Happened, the common sense approaches outlined here are easily digestible by the reader. However, where the previous books primarily just list their complaints, this book uses truth and reason to go a step further to analyze the problems and present detailed solutions. Anger to Action is both a social commentary on the current status of America and a guide on how it can be fixed.
This book by The Madison Institute Association presents a shockingly clear picture of how things really are in America in contrast to how they were supposed to be. These insights come from the supporters of The Madison Institute who are doctors, businessmen, constitutional attorneys, police chaplains, and farmers, among other occupations. These volunteer statesmen wish only to make America strong again. The book by these statesmen provides a means for our children and grandchildren to realize a bright future instead of the freedom barren, debt burdened landscape that lies before us.
Statistical Foundations for Econometric Techniques, , , , Statistical Foundations for Econometric Techniques features previously unavailable material in a textbook format for econometrics students, researchers, and practitioners. Taking strong positions for and against standard econometric techniques, the book endorses a single best technique whenever possible. In many cases, the recommended optimal technique differs substantially from current practice. Detailed discussions present many new estimation strategies superior to conventional OLS and ways to use them.
Unrivaled in scope and scholarship, The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization is an indispensable guide to the richly textured history of ancient Greece and Rome. The meticulously detailed entries contained within this volume breathe life into the people, places, and events that shaped the development of classical civilization. Here are examinations of the Eves and works of great philosophers and literary figures, such as Aristotle, Plato, Socrates, Sophocles, Seneca, Aeschylus and the poets Ovid and Sappho. Mythology and religion were integral parts of classical civilization, and from Aphrodite and Hermes to funerary rites and sacrifice, they are integral parts of this volume as well.
Filled with both essay length articles and short quick reference entries, this extraordinarily thorough yet accessibly written book is a treasury of information on classical civilization. PharmaHandbook 5th Edition, Todd D. Clark , , , Describes the life and career of the American painter who was a member of the French impressionist movement of the late 's. Silenced Witnesses: The parent's story, Martin J. Walker , ,. Digital Design, M. Morris Mano , , , For sophomore courses on digital design in an Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science department.
The book presents the basic tools for the design of digital circuits and provides procedures suitable for a variety of digital applications. See it done. Its that Easy! Easy Windows 8 teaches you the fundamentals to help you get the most from Windows 8. Fully illustrated steps with simple instructions guide you through each task, building the skills you need to perform the most common tasks with Windows. No need to feel intimidated; well hold your hand every step of the way. In Full Color Learn how to Use the new Windows Start screen, tiles, and touch interface Connect with everyone you care about, through Windows 8s free apps Speed web browsing with new Internet Explorer 10 tools and tips Enjoy and organize all your music, videos, and photos Get free apps at the new Windows Store Share what you want to shareand nothing else Network your home safely, reliably, and painlessly Play free Windows 8 games and connect to your Xbox Fix problems and keep your computer running fast Category: Windows Operating System Covers: Windows 8 User Level: Beginner The Least You Need to Know Windows 8s new tile-based interface and improved desktop provide a great balance of easy access to media and news and robust system management.
To discover some of the most useful features included in Windows 8, see the suggestions below. Start Screen with Live Tiles Windows 8s new Start screen puts you just a click away from your favorite media, web browsing, games, messaging, and more. Live tiles display current weather, top news headlines, your favorite photos, and more. Instant, Intelligent Search Want to find an app, setting, or file? Just start typing. Windows 8 instantly displays the results. Click Apps, Settings, or Files to filter the results. Easy updates and reinstallation as needed.
Easy File Protection with File History The new File History feature makes it easy to back up your files and restore a file if its lost, damaged, or replaced by a different version. Where Do Medicines Come From? It is often said that laughter is the best medicine.
But sometimes, when we fall ill, we need other kinds of medicines to help us get better. Not all remedies come from a laboratory, however - we can find many effective ways to improve our health and wellbeing in the world around us. High Court of Justice , , , Mathematica by example, Martha L. Abell, James P. Braselton , , , This third edition of Mathematica by Example is completely compatible with recent Mathematica versions. Highly readable and informative, this volume is geared toward the beginning Mathematica user, and focuses on the most often used features of this powerful tool. The book covers popular applications of mathematics within different areas including calculus, linear algebra, ordinary differential equations, and partial differential equations.
Birds of the World, Les Beletsky , , , This stunning book captures the grace and beauty of the world's birds. The detailed paintings are by eleven of the world's leading bird artists, with many being published here for the first time. Beletsky's detailed, readable, descriptions are paired with these vivid images to show the diversity of the world's approximately bird families.
Garden bird-watchers, avid twitchers, and professional ornithologists alike will find in these pages everything from the everyday to the exotic, from diminutive hummingbirds to massive ostriches, from Antarctic penguins to tropical parrots. Comprehensive, authoritative, and beautifully illustrated, Birds of the World will amaze and inspire everyone with an interest in this remarkable part of the world's fauna.
In this stunning collection of poems by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, acclaimed translator Ketaki Kushari Dyson brilliantly captures the energy and lyricism of the legendary poets verses. The title poem evokes the inner turmoil of a man who must return tothe drudgery of work after visiting his home for the Durga Puja vacation. Haunted by his four-year-old daughters parting words,I wont let you go!
The other poems in this collection brim with Tagores compassionate humanity and delicate sensuousness. From detailing the nuances of intimate relationships to ruminating on the vast cosmos, these poems glow with a burning awareness of mans place in the universe, reaffirming Tagores reputation as one of Indias greatest modern poets. In what a profound sadness are sky and earth immersed! The further I go, the more I hear the same piteous note: I wont let you go! Of Music and Angels, Carole Leon , , , Nichols V. Gibson H. Inspector of Taxes , Stationery Office, The , , , In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, learn how to build rich, robust mobile apps that run on smartphones, tablets, and other devices and interact with users in powerful new ways.
Discover how to quickly build new mobile apps and upgrade older apps, provide cutting-edge media content, leverage advanced features ranging from geolocation to the semantic web, and even simplify complex back-end development. Each lesson builds on what youve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real- world success! Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common HTML5 mobile development tasks. Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.
By the Way notes present interesting information related to the discussion. Did you Know? Watch Out! A compilation of letters written by Private E. Johnson to his family about his 10 month adventure with the 2nd New York Harris Light Cavalry between August and May of , with a forward by his granddaughter,, photographs, a map of his travels, and a chart of major events of Johnson's service. Lambert , , , Answers your question "What can I do with a major in English? Great Jobs for English Majorshelps you explore the possibilities your major creates and provides: Guidance on how to present an English major as a workplace asset during an interview A primer on how to conduct a job search Ways to use your major in the real world Social Work with Latinos: A Cultural Assets Paradigm, Melvin Delgado , , , The booming Latino population is changing the face of the United States, driving the need for innovative, culturally competent social and mental health services tailored to this diverse community.
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The first authoritative book of its kind, Social Work with Latinos outlines a solid framework for understanding and helping Latino clients. Unlike any other textbook, this practical guide focuses on cultural assets, illustrating how helping professionals can draw on the strengths and unique characteristics of the community when designing programs and interventions.
Beginning with a thorough demographic profile of Latinos in the United States today, Melvin Delgado introduces students to key issues that they must grasp as social workers if they are to provide effective interventions to increasingly heterogeneous group. He grounds the Latino experience within a broad social, economic, and political context, equipping students to appreciate and amplify their clients' personal and cultural strengths and values.
One of the book's central elements is Delgado's clear six-stage guide to social work practice with Latinos, which draws on a variety of principles, strategies, and techniques to inform best practices. With its strong emphasis on critical thinking and evidence-based practice, and a vivid presentation of the multifaceted Latino community, this much-needed guide is an outstanding resource for students and professionals alike.
The author recalls the death of a son, and discusses his feelings about death and the meaning of life Ways to Save and Grow Your Money: Financial Fitness for Regular People, Steve Gobbell , , , Are you frustrated with the month left at the end of your money? Are you starting from zero with no money at all, or worse - starting with a load of debt? There is hope! Do you have a "why"?
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Wiggins , ,. This compact book gives readers a half-century of NATO history in just over pages! An integrated look at the evolution of the foreign policies of the major NATO states during and after the Cold War, it concentrates on the politics and diplomacy of the Alliance as well as studies the nature of a successful military coalition. The book's treatment of the diplomatic crisis over the US-led war in Iraq makes it the most up-to-date study of NATO, and its lucid explanation of deep-seated trans-Atlantic divergence on the nature of contemporary global affairs and the place of multilateralism within them allows readers to learn a great deal in a short period.
An excellent reference for those involved in state and foreign affairs, this book is also an excellent source of information for any reader interested in NATO and international relations. They can see how they approach making a cold call. God forbid, but we still make cold calls because it happens. On the flipside, a day in the life is working hard, but enjoying our play hard environment as well in St. I came back reinvigorated and focused. I know how to plan my day.
I know what I need to do. I set my own metrics now. I call it sprinting and scrumming. I still call it table football. This worked really well. I just tried something. Add it. Keep doing it. I love to start a business like that. It goes into an academy which is a learning environment for curriculum either onsite here in Florida or at their site — wherever location they have.
And what we find is that when we document the playbook and we run the curriculum, there are inevitably 3 to 5 to 10 more ideas that are coming out which go right back into the mirrored environment to be tested. So you have these select few that come in. How much a role do you guys then play in going back to the other sales people and making them do that?
So we have academy models for net new starters, but we also have academy models for existing players who have been through the model. We have coaches and trainers inside of our environment that check up on their day plan, their day plan, their day plan to reinforce what they learned.
It was a Maserati or something. Yes, measure it. We get human beings actually getting something out of it is what I take home at night. Another great example would be when we activated on the floor in a sales environment, one of our clients, Mavenlink, has 70 people sitting at desks every day selling. We activated a playbook inside of their environment.
They set a record for the number of demos booked in one day. It was like 56 demos booked in one day. It was like almost a demo a person roughly that day. The best part was that the people that had been through academy were the leaders. Have you looked at the leaderboard? We want to be a Sales Innovation Lab. We want to empower the people that have been through the Sales Innovation Lab to go be the trainers and leaders, and influence other salespeople. Next year, I want 50, I enjoy doing it—looking at things like revenue sharing and partnership.
JOE: Have you guys talked about doing something like that or do you do something like that? But on the flipside of that, I will say that we did get out of that game. Our last company we had 3, people. Everything was pay for performance. CHAD: …with the product, the pricing, all of the different parameters and we validate, as you said earlier, we validate the play.
I personally really like the model. We have to have the time to ramp it, to prove it, to understand what is in our control, what is not in our control, and what impact that may have. What happens to them? So you have to be really mindful of that and you have to get it right. It drives the client to want to work with you, not against you. It drives the behavior of the salespeople across the whole team to work together, and most importantly, those really high, top performers can earn huge amounts of money and be terribly successful.
I honestly would like to leave that kind of deliverable to them. All I really care about is making sure that they are now making more money after us than they were before us. Our employees have no idea when we do it. I was on there for 2 minutes of pure hell, and hers was like one of those coin-operated machines outside of Publix.
You won…. I just build them with the right people. CHAD: Well, clients always win. But yes, we do do a lot of outside activity. JOE: This has been recorded. This was a poor transition into your feelings for St. We know where your feelings are for…. Tell me about that process. Is it like your own rogue EDC going on here? CHAD: Yes. JP Dubuque loves when we do it. One of the things that is important to us outside of the necessarily the company portion of thinking about it as a corporate environment is to think about the community and the community environment.
I moved from California a year ago. I did not move here to just come in and get out.
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I came here, I brought my family here and recognized really quickly that to grow the community—when we talked about a little bit earlier before we got on—but really to activate the potential of the town. I really believe in the activation of the potential. One of the key things to do is to invite the Division Vice Presidents. Petersburg so they can see the environment. Literally they come in, they have no idea where St. Pete is. Come to St. We have villas here where we host our visitors over between the Avalon and Hollander. Pete life.
Can you look into 4, square feet of office space? Can we rent office space from you to put a satellite office? We need a few big wins. And I will get a few big wins for St. So we spend time every day of our lives bringing people to St. So being able to then show them these are the types of people that you would want in this environment right now, check. Would that be a good idea? I can sell this into my company because I want to do it. Pete that drives them to go do that. Petersburg, and so we use that with our employees: Live more, make more.
We use that to recruit other businesses to come to St. Petersburg — Live more, make more.
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And we do live more, right? We get to go out. We get to have a good time. We got the Gulf of Mexico here. The same person that has the same job in San Francisco puts less in their wallet after tax in actual pay than somebody that lives here. So I think those are really important things for us to keep telling people outside of that spectrum. Get out of your overvalue, highly-inflated San Francisco market and get your butt over here. It started with that work-life balance.
The affordable accommodation in a fun place to be. A feel of a little town with all the benefits like a big town and a seaside. That kind of thing is really important because our business is not a transient business. So maintaining and sustaining that team is incredibly important. You have to have an environment where people want to come, are coming, and want to stay.
And to do that, you have to do a lot more than just think about salaries or education. And so in doing that, we had to dive into how can we articulate what is this thing that we feel. The words we kind of came up with were inclusive. And then a lot of this is timing, too, that you can build here. And so it grew organically and sort of neighborhoods took their form, and you still have the weird little shops here and there. And I think that our success is growing in the same way, and hopefully we keep along at that path and the best ideas as chosen by the citizens win versus being—it would be bottom-up versus top-down.
Again, I told you earlier I was in San Francisco in when the internet started. What was interesting about that was that it was almost like a blank slate for high-tech. It was a finance district. There was no what they called multimedia, but it had its quirkiness. Software companies were being formed or application companies started happening in the year All those things started kind of snowballing, and it all started with kind of the things that you were just saying with the local trippy small little shops that are super cool.
It gives it that vibe, that artist community or that openness that you discussed. Another town that we had a business in was in Austin, Texas. Another great example of literally a blank slate cow town with capital, and a college town, and had the right kind of the college atmosphere with a music city, and then all of a sudden, high-tech started moving in. It reminds me of it every day. It feels like the early stages of this right here. San Francisco probably started opening in the 60s, right? It brought open-mindedness as a mindset there, which is then more often grown and transformed into what it is now.
JOE: I guess the people who drive that get older and they get richer, so that will inevitably happen to St. And having what we call real estate money in here to sort of push us in that direction for a little bit of more rapid gentrification than maybe other places. Pete potentially be in that one beacon of opening in that same way to be that kind of special city east of the Mississippi, I like the prospects of that. CHAD: I like it as well. It motivates us every day to see our employees having fun here, working hard, learning, growing.
It feels like an international city. I heard 6 languages when I was walking around today. And you see that every day here because of the different types of geographic areas within a fairly small area, the languages, the age, the social, it is very, very, very diverse. We tend to gravitate towards each other, obviously. JOE: I agree. Talk a little bit about that. Unfortunately, it stands for TIC.
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We might want to come up with a different one. Pete to start working together to drive forward what it was like in San Francisco in and what it was like in Austin in the early stages. We all worked together to activate our community to do things for us that we needed. The Mayor Willie Brown would come by. Even though it was a big city, it still had that small city vibe that Christina was talking about. Petersburg, and what are the things that we need to have as a team to do that.
And so working with those business leaders, we can now have an open discussion to then go work with city officials, to go work with the EDC and JP, and go work with Chris over at the Chamber, and have very specific goals that drive what we need as business leaders in high-tech. What I recognized right away is that the top 5 industries that were here, not one of them said software, not one of them said high-tech.
I think the thing they got closest to it was data analytics, which is not high-tech in my opinion. JOE: I mean, I almost feel like the nature of high-tech, sort of the definition of it has sort of expanded. CHAD: I agree. Pete, just to your point earlier about inclusiveness. More people are using more things. Those are the big differences. My granny is using it kind of every day. JOE: I appreciate your time.
Enjoyed the conversation. At the end of each episode, we do a shout out.