Self-Published Book Review: “Primeval Origins: Paths of Anguish”

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Primeval Origins: Paths of Anguish

by B.A. Vonsik

ISBN: 9780578138602

 

AWARDS and HONORS
* Young Adult Book of the Year, 2014/2015 Reader Views Literary Awards.
* Finalist, Fantasy Book of the Year, Readers Favorite 2016 Book Awards
* Finalist, Fantasy Book of the Year, 2016 International Book Awards
* Distinguished Favorite, Epic Fantasy Book of the Year, 2017 Independent Press Awards
* Fantasy Book of the Year, 2017 NYC Big Book Award
* Winner, Science Fantasy, National Association of Book Entrepreneurs (NABE) Winter 2018 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award

Synopsis*:

Book one in this epic story of mankind’s origins and the creation of the Four Horsemen. Join Nikki, a graduate student working on a field expedition that turns her life upside-down, as she learns of and experiences our undiscovered and hidden history filled with terrible tyrannies, deadly dinosaurs, brutal beasts, ancient gods, and heroic hearts  as the origins of our End Times is revealed, answering the question, “What if all of our myths and legends are true?

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Nikki is a graduate student at a dig in South America when a new dinosaur species is discovered. When she falls into the dig site and is knocked unconscious she is suddenly transported into the memories of Rogaan, a young man from 65 million years ago. Against everything she has been taught, humans not only lived with dinosaurs but had an advanced civilization. The world she views is rich in detail as the author creates a new world filled with exotic plants and animals and a new language to label them, plus the peoples of this world and their titles. It is also a coming of age story as Rogaan goes on his first Hunt and returns to find himself a wanted man and his father arrested.

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Self-Published Book Review: “Rise of the Gig Leaders”

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Rise of the Gig Leaders:
Why Interim Leaders Are Vital In Today’s Organizations

by Neil Grant

ISBN: 9781977200662

 

Synopsis*:

Interim leaders are becoming essential change agents for organizations in today’s gig economy. To propel their companies forward, human resource professionals, change management specialists, project managers, and all business executives must understand and make use of this changing talent economy. Neil Grant’s Rise of the Gig Leaders: Why Interim Leaders Are Vital in Today’s Organizations provides this understanding.

Grant, himself an interim leader for almost two decades, provides a detailed analysis of the DNA of interim leaders–what defines them and how they add value. Rise of the Gig Leaders is rich in case studies, testimonials, and examples of how interim leadership has made a difference in many organizations. With this knowledge, business leaders and prospective interim leaders will have confidence choosing this as a viable leadership strategy.

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An expert examines the role of interim leaders as an important part of business strategy.

In this debut book, Grant draws on both research and case studies based on his own professional experience working with a variety of companies to make the case for the value of interim executives, or “gig leaders.” The author distinguishes between these interims and acting or consultant executives, seeing the former as high-level workers with specific skills who are hired under short-term contracts to accomplish certain corporate goals, a highly paid professional tier of the broader gig economy. The volume guides readers through evaluating the need for interims using Grant’s copyrighted SCILL model, which describes the five “attributes” of these executives (Savvy, Critical, Impact, Leadership, Legacy). And the author shows how to assess those leaders through GREAT (Gravitas, Resilience, Engagement, Attitude, Transformational) competencies. While the book largely discusses these roles in general terms (“An interim makes the most impact, however, when intentionally hired to deliver specific results that require a leader with experience and dynamism”), case studies offer more concrete examples of the positive use of interims, from refreshing a company’s technology infrastructure to implementing turnaround plans without the complications of long-term employee politics. Grant is clearly experienced and knowledgeable and makes a compelling argument in favor of employing this short-term workforce to execute clearly defined goals. The title’s intended audience is corporate decision-makers who will hire interim leaders. Although readers looking to follow this career path will read glowing descriptions of interims (“An interim has battle scars from crisis management and like a first-responder in a disaster zone, is objective, decisive, and has emotional stability shaped from years of being in the front line”), they will not find guidance on pursuing this road. But for its target audience, the volume is a useful tool for appraising the need for interims and establishing a framework for their success. Although recent research suggests that gig employment is less widespread than previously thought, the author presents a context in which it can be fruitful for both employers and employees.

A thorough and coherent discussion of how companies can make effective use of interim executives as part of the broader gig economy.

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