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Campaign Sensitivity Analysis – Preventing Competitors From Stealing Your Customers by Forte Consultancy Group Campaign Sensitivity Analysis – Preventing Competitors From Stealing Your Customers by Forte Consultancy Group Dec. 19, 2014 1565 words Read a sample
A simple yet effective manner in which to use analytics to prevent competitors from poaching customers in the telecommunications sector, campaign sensitivity analysis is sure to become a common practice in the field of business intelligence / data mining over the coming years…
Five New Opportunities in Credit Card Analytics by Forte Consultancy Group Five New Opportunities in Credit Card Analytics by Forte Consultancy Group Dec. 19, 2014 1270 words Read a sample
By now, many leading banks and credit card providers have already invested in basic credit card analytics, such as value, behavior and needs/lifestyle segmentation, churn prediction, and credit risk analysis. Is this the end of road for customer insights in the field?
Moving Beyond One-to-One Marketing - Getting Personal with Enterprise Customers by Forte Consultancy Group Moving Beyond One-to-One Marketing - Getting Personal with Enterprise Customers by Forte Consultancy Group Dec. 19, 2014 1152 words Read a sample
For years, telecom operators have been adapting the “one-to-one” customer treatment concept and applying it to their enterprise customers, essentially seeking to treat each enterprise client differently. Though this treatment method is effective with consumers, it’s not the right way to manage an enterprise client – it’s time for operators to treat the same customer differently!
Feast of Stephen (A Charm of Magpies) by KJ Charles Feast of Stephen (A Charm of Magpies) by KJ Charles Dec. 19, 2014 6281 words Read a sample
Stephen and Crane have finally got away on their long-awaited Christmas break, along with Crane’s henchman Merrick and Jenny Saint. A promised gift is made, and a request unexpectedly and magically fulfilled… This free story comes after Flight of Magpies and is not a standalone read.
A Maze In Greece by Jess Harpur A Maze In Greece by Jess Harpur Dec. 18, 2014 39017 words Sample 15%
This book won't help you get rich (not even slowly), reveals no hidden knowledge, doesn't tell you things that 'BigPowerfulGroup' don't want you to know, probably won't improve your health, and won't even make you a better cook. So why on earth would you read it? Well, firstly, where else are you likely to read it? And secondly, how else will you satisfy your curiosity? A book about persuasion.
Effective Channel Management Strategies – Segmenting the Channels by Forte Consultancy Group Effective Channel Management Strategies – Segmenting the Channels by Forte Consultancy Group Dec. 18, 2014 1155 words Read a sample
Channel analytics, the often neglected sibling of customer analytics, presents significant opportunities for companies seeking to better their channel-related performance, especially those in industries with large distribution networks (such as financial institutions, telecoms operators, retailers, automotive distributors, etc.)…
Ucab taxi service by Kim Kroon Ucab taxi service by Kim Kroon Dec. 18, 2014 535 words Read a sample
United Cab Company Inc. is a Cleveland based transportation company dedicated to providing excellent transportation services to our customer base.We provide larger vehicles (vans that fit 6 and also vans that fit 10 passengers) for larger parties and special occasions. We hope you enjoy your experience with United.
More Than Exes (Chasing The Dream, #0.5) by Elizabeth Briggs More Than Exes (Chasing The Dream, #0.5) by Elizabeth Briggs Dec. 18, 2014 28802 words Read a sample
Kyle Cross may look like a bad boy with his tattoos and piercings, but he's really the good guy who never gets the girl. His band is competing in a college Battle of the Bands, but when their bassist doesn't show, Kyle must track her down with the person he least expects: his ex-girlfriend Alexis Monroe. But when their old problems resurface, the good guy might get his heart broken all over again.
Memoirs of a Furniture Physiologist by Feather With Spots Memoirs of a Furniture Physiologist by Feather With Spots Dec. 18, 2014 1539 words Read a sample
Just a bit of Humor.
Jack The Giant Layer by Dick Allan Jack The Giant Layer by Dick Allan Dec. 18, 2014 21994 words Read a sample
(21600 words) An erotic fairy tale; 18+. Jack saves a knee-high fairy woman from two ruffians. She rewards him with a marvellous sexual experience and a magic ring that will, with certain restrictions, grant him wishes. After he falls afoul of the local sheriff he agrees to bring in three outlaws hiding in the forest, but there are a lot of things the sheriff didn't tell him about the outlaws.
The Realms of Ethair by Cecilia Beatriz The Realms of Ethair by Cecilia Beatriz Dec. 18, 2014 63973 words Sample 20%
As far as psychics go, Kristina leads an uneventful life until she meets Arty, a foreigner vacationing in her country. A friendship is forged between them through a shared secret. And when Kristina is struck by an unknown illness, Arty brings her to his home in Merleina - a place of magic, healing and knowledge... and there lies her destiny...
Gods of the Neon Age: A Short Story by Vincent C. Martinez Gods of the Neon Age: A Short Story by Vincent C. Martinez Dec. 18, 2014 4511 words Read a sample
During the Atomic Age and into the New Frontier, a boy and his mother drive aimlessly state to state in a stolen pickup truck, where they manage an existence on temporary jobs, spare dollars, and spare coins in the search of a home that they can one day call their own. As money and choices dwindle, the mother must choose between two paths that can bring a new life, or bring ruin upon them both.
Star Travels Tales of Science Fiction by Rhea Rose Star Travels Tales of Science Fiction by Rhea Rose Dec. 18, 2014 18487 words Sample 20%
In Star Travels science fiction short stories meet a time travelling P.I. who tries to save his wife by transporting to a future-future to end the life of a killer before he can even begin a life of schoolboy rampage; a lemonade stand to quench an alien thirst; an illegal extraterrestrial toy stolen once then stolen twice for a clandestine client; a sinister Christmas adventure filled with love.
Impulse Book 1 by Lucia Jordan Impulse Book 1 by Lucia Jordan Dec. 18, 2014 10492 words Read a sample
Here is the first book of the ‘Impulse' Series, a seriously hot and provocative romance by Lucia Jordan, written in her signature style of high passion with searing depictions of sex and emotion.
Stalker (Billionaire Taboo and Attack Fantasy Erotica) by Connie Cliff Stalker (Billionaire Taboo and Attack Fantasy Erotica) by Connie Cliff Dec. 18, 2014 4733 words Read a sample
Meet Tristan. He is a billionaire prodigy with a secret fetish. He likes to stalk women who have expressed their most private desires on an attack fantasy forum. He watches them, follows them, and when the time is right, he attacks and ravishes them. But how did this successful genius succumb to this mania? Why does it involve Tristan’s agonizing crush on his stepsister? Where will it lead him?
Fugue by Elizabeth Brown Fugue by Elizabeth Brown Dec. 18, 2014 8585 words Read a sample
"It's a heinous slaughter. Scarlet blood like raspberry sauce glazes Canadian snow. The few survivors, stunned, slide awkwardly along the carnage. Hunters, afoot, search for more live ones swinging bloodied clubs with hooks called hakapiks, slinging guns. One survivor drifts away from the herd on an ice floe." "Fugue", initially published in Issue 2 of Empty Sink Publishing, Editor's Choice.
Boars by Jessica Rowan Boars by Jessica Rowan Dec. 18, 2014 3225 words Read a sample
A father and son go on a hunting trip together for family bonding time. What they don’t know is that they are not the hunters, they are the hunted.
No Quarter: The Pikeys - Novella 1 by MJL Evans No Quarter: The Pikeys - Novella 1 by MJL Evans Dec. 18, 2014 25577 words Read a sample
In 1689 Port Royal, Jamaica, Atia Crisp is thrust into the world of bondage, violence, beauty and love. Shipwrecked and sold into slavery with her sister Livia, the pair are separated. Atia is liberated and journeys to a tropical plantation at the foothills of the Blue Mountains. She is reunited with her family until an inevitable conflict threatens those she loves.
Elf Saga: Doomsday (Part Five: Knight of the Jaguar) by Joseph Robert Lewis Elf Saga: Doomsday (Part Five: Knight of the Jaguar) by Joseph Robert Lewis Dec. 18, 2014 33375 words Sample 20%
When the quest to stop the dragon apocalypse brings them to the shores of her own country, Lozen can no longer hide who she is, or who she was. It begins easily enough. With her newfound powers, Lozen saves the spirit Raven from the graves of the first elves, and helps the spirit Coyote seal the doorway to the underworld. But the worst part is still to come...
Elf Saga: Doomsday (Part Four: Trials of the Kitsune) by Joseph Robert Lewis Elf Saga: Doomsday (Part Four: Trials of the Kitsune) by Joseph Robert Lewis Dec. 18, 2014 35445 words Sample 20%
Tomoe was dead. Now she’s not. And she’s barely recovered when a group of strange warriors ask for her help to rescue someone from the vicious mermaids that plague her island country. Guiding them east, Tomoe finds her homeland isn’t the peaceful place she left a century ago, and she is torn between her desire to save lives and to save her traditions.
Elf Saga: Doomsday (Part Three: Nightmare of the Faerie) by Joseph Robert Lewis Elf Saga: Doomsday (Part Three: Nightmare of the Faerie) by Joseph Robert Lewis Dec. 18, 2014 33070 words Sample 20%
Niya hates faeries. She likes swords, women, and whiskey, mostly in that order. But after a harrowing journey through the dream-world to learn how to resurrect the lost unicorns, Niya is faced with a terrible choice: she must give up the weapons and armor she loves so much in order to become a faerie priestess like her mother, the worst fate Niya can imagine.
Elf Saga: Doomsday (Part Two: Curse of the Unicorn) by Joseph Robert Lewis Elf Saga: Doomsday (Part Two: Curse of the Unicorn) by Joseph Robert Lewis Dec. 18, 2014 37786 words Sample 20%
When a raging dragon threatens her kingdom, Amina races home to slay the beast with the help of her dashing pirate lover. But when the dragon proves too strong for her friends and weapons, her only hope is to transform herself into an Alcani warrior and use the magic of the unicorns to protect her people. Which works out great, until an ancient curse starts turning her to stone.
A Mary Christmas by Ted Stetson A Mary Christmas by Ted Stetson Dec. 18, 2014 1311 words Read a sample
It's Christmas night and Ebenezer Scrooge is all alone, again.
The Interrupted Light #5 by Brian Williams The Interrupted Light #5 by Brian Williams Dec. 18, 2014 785 words Read a sample
There's a penny in everyone's head. It's their last string, their last hope. Take it and things could shred and rip at the world.
That Which We Fear by J. L. Riley That Which We Fear by J. L. Riley Dec. 18, 2014 27432 words Read a sample
Juliet believes she can see ghosts. Her doctors believe she has schizophrenia. Her handsome male nurse Jonas doesn't know what to think. But when the mysterious r. Richmond offers to take Juliet away to his own private foundation, home to the brooding yet darkly irresistible Blake Stevens, Juliet's life is changed forever.
Как привыкнуть к Рождеству? (Kak Privyknut k Rozhdestvy? -- in Russian) by Андрей ШАХОВ Как привыкнуть к Рождеству? (Kak Privyknut k Rozhdestvy? -- in Russian) by Андрей ШАХОВ Dec. 18, 2014 17869 words Read a sample
«Как привыкнуть к Рождеству?» – сборник из двух рассказов и одной повести таллинского автора Андрея ШАХОВА, написанных им в период с 1987 по 1998 гг. Все они были в свое время опубликованы в эстонской периодике. Эти истории рассказывают о людях, оказавшихся в тяжелой жизненной ситуации. Выход из нее крайне сложен и нетривиален.
MANIFESTING MY DESTINY by Kingswill light MANIFESTING MY DESTINY by Kingswill light Dec. 18, 2014 5747 words Read a sample
Manifesting my destiny by kingswill light is a self help book that brings out the Who in us,its an ispirational,motivational,and life transforming book.
Conto Branco de Saudade by Sonja Petz Conto Branco de Saudade by Sonja Petz Dec. 18, 2014 15908 words Read a sample
Como lidar com a dor da perda? Com a culpa? O branco que lhe impede de escrever pode vir do vício que tenta retomá-lo, da vida de que vem fugindo, da lembrança de seu fracasso, de toda forma de miséria que parece escolher para se punir. Revisitar o passado pode ser a única forma de escapar do ciclo, de buscar uma nova chance. Contanto que acredite merecer.
Waterworks: An Essay by Edward E. Rochon Waterworks: An Essay by Edward E. Rochon Dec. 18, 2014 1540 words Read a sample
The proposal suggests that upstream pumping of excess water runoff can solve water shortages, reduce the need for dams, and balance industrial and ecological concerns. River runoff energy supplies much of the power.
Night Caller by Raoul Izzard, Sr Night Caller by Raoul Izzard, Sr Dec. 18, 2014 2426 words Read a sample
A year of poetry condensed into one slim volume on the dark side of life. A blog's worth of inspiration against the odds and despite a dearth of readers.
The Gifts by Joseph Badame The Gifts by Joseph Badame Dec. 18, 2014 7994 words Read a sample
Gifting has become mundane, mechanical, and commercialized. Philanthropy by giving objects has become the norm. The story takes us back to a time when gifts were deeds. Return to those times by rethinking your idea of rewarding someone you care about with a blessing that will not be forgotten rather than an article that will. Follow this unusual journey that may take you to a better place.
Clarence by Sarah M. Anderson Clarence by Sarah M. Anderson Dec. 18, 2014 29449 words Read a sample
Clarence Thunder may not be as young as he once was. But he’s decided Tammy Tall Trees is the woman he wants. He’ll do anything to make her his—even be a father to her little boy.
DATING AND REGIME (THE INFINITE NOVEL OF SOLZHENITSOF) BY PROF. MESOLZHENİTSY by PROF. DR. M. E. SURAT Prof. Mesolzhenitsy DATING AND REGIME (THE INFINITE NOVEL OF SOLZHENITSOF) BY PROF. MESOLZHENİTSY by PROF. DR. M. E. SURAT Prof. Mesolzhenitsy Dec. 18, 2014 44210 words Sample 20%
It has been that compelled me not to respect the couple made of the Earthly Life and Mathematics is even extremely likely that it may spring from that secret existence of Byzantium!
The Witch's Tower by Siobhan Searle The Witch's Tower by Siobhan Searle Dec. 18, 2014 5397 words Read a sample
Enjoying a country drive with her friend, Tempest savours the hot summer day's normality. But is it really? Forever watchful in the veiled shadows, Phobetor continues to thrust out his nightmarish web to draw Tempest in. Her mortal world soon comes crashing down around her and only her family's love will be able to save her. But will it be enough?
Convoy Duty by Louis Shalako Convoy Duty by Louis Shalako Dec. 18, 2014 3589 words Read a sample
The Nike and other Fleet units are convoying a small fleet of civilian ships to Cancri system. When one of their number goes up like a flashbulb, it quickly becomes clear that the enemy has developed some new and very stealthy little ships. The civilian vessels can run and scatter, but flagship Nike's duty is clear. The one thing they will not do is turn their backs. A short story.
Our Extraterrestrial Neighbors by Shelton Ranasinghe Our Extraterrestrial Neighbors by Shelton Ranasinghe Dec. 18, 2014 49393 words Read a sample
A radio signal is traced from outer space by SETI. The story now heads in an unexpected direction. This narrative is serious, not heavy and has a novel mix of technology, philosophy and ideology to suit readers of all ages. The singular feature of the book unravels as the soft and gentle mannerisms underlying the basic nature of the aliens come to light in the later chapters.
The Universe of the Galactic Alliance by Arlo Tratlonovich The Universe of the Galactic Alliance by Arlo Tratlonovich Dec. 18, 2014 4656 words Read a sample
Since the inhabitants of the earth more than one hundred years ago had their first contact with representatives of extraterrestrial intelligences, the development has accelerated rapidly. In contrast, the formation of the Galactic Alliance, however, occurred only slightly more than fifty years ago - as a consequence of a series of threats from extragalactic powers such as Kijans and Landi.
简体字 (Simplified) by FedoraArts Press 简体字 (Simplified) by FedoraArts Press Dec. 18, 2014 1825 words Read a sample
It's December, 2100. English is China's only language. Christmas is its biggest holiday. And Ying Wen has to find a present for his mother...
And So May The Wonders Unfurl by Richard Simpson And So May The Wonders Unfurl by Richard Simpson Dec. 18, 2014 43059 words Read a sample
A dark mixture of narrative comedy, surprise, suspense, horror and strangeness.
Gunpowder by G.H. Guzik Gunpowder by G.H. Guzik Dec. 18, 2014 20176 words Sample 20%
A gripping novella taking you on an intriguing journey of piracy, adventure and perilous conspiracy. Set in a fictional world of Ion Continents where political ambitions of several powers collide grinding down the secret agents involved.
A Void to Avoid by D.W. Metz A Void to Avoid by D.W. Metz Dec. 18, 2014 3297 words Read a sample
Down on his luck Henry Pickman receives a just in time inheritance. As it turns out it's more than he bargained for.
Steamy Windows by Richard Simpson Steamy Windows by Richard Simpson Dec. 18, 2014 44862 words Read a sample
A collection of short stories ranging from nymphomaniac yuppies to bigoted working class men, from the comic to the grave, and from the macabre to the downright ridiculous. Steamy Windows offers a glimpse through the window to the soul of modern Britain, a reflection of a country that, though modern, retains its national idiosyncrasies whatever the weather.
O Beijo by Alexandra Rolo O Beijo by Alexandra Rolo Dec. 18, 2014 1217 words Sample 20%
E se na passagem de ano, ao bater da meia-noite, tudo parasse? E se fosses tu a acordar para este pesadelo?
I'll Remember Your Name by Jason Wallace I'll Remember Your Name by Jason Wallace Dec. 18, 2014 421 words Read a sample
It's far too hard to let go of it all, all of the endlessly-flowing memories of what once was. I do so Hope you know about all the misery and pain The memorial stains, the rage and restraint The rest of your remains You'll be gone for all of time, But I'll remember your name
Spring in the Heart by Nora Char Spring in the Heart by Nora Char Dec. 18, 2014 166 words Sample 70%
Photo meditation. Sometimes you need silence to hear God's voice. In that moment you can find a place in the forest, in the garden of beautiful flowers, by waterfall etc.. Nature helps to remember the omnipotence and beauty of God.
Lord, Open My Eyes That I May See by Stéphane Tibi Lord, Open My Eyes That I May See by Stéphane Tibi Dec. 18, 2014 81520 words Read a sample
Is God able to speak to us? Are we able to hear Him speak to us? This is a central question for everyone who believes in God. This book is an attempt to show you by example that yes, God is still desiring to speak to us. In this book, you will find messages received from Jesus on a specific subject, the ministry of angels in the Bible.
The Singing Stones of Rendor (Book One of the Eidolon Trilogy) by Neils Knudsen The Singing Stones of Rendor (Book One of the Eidolon Trilogy) by Neils Knudsen Dec. 18, 2014 99279 words Sample 15%
Endowed with a magical ability not seen since the ancient Rendor Empire, life for K’Las just turned dangerous—and he’s not even born yet.
Downstream - Episode 1 by Nick Jones Downstream - Episode 1 by Nick Jones Dec. 18, 2014 16509 words Read a sample
Let me introduce myself. My name is Joseph Bridgeman. I am a moderately depressed, reclusive insomniac with a failing antiques business and a constant headache. And you need to trust me when I tell you, that’s the good bit. I thought my day started badly but where I ended up, I could never, ever, possibly have imagined. Oh, did I just say where? What I meant to say was when…
Product Network Analysis – The Next Big Thing in Retail Data Mining by Forte Consultancy Group Product Network Analysis – The Next Big Thing in Retail Data Mining by Forte Consultancy Group Dec. 18, 2014 1691 words Read a sample
One of the biggest challenges retailers have is the depth of data available for decision making, especially if they don’t have a loyalty program. Though limited, are retailers nonetheless maximizing use of their existing data today? The answer is no. Product Network Analysis opens a new range of insights which can maximize return on category investments.
Visitor Relationship Management – Optimizing the Online Lifecycle by Forte Consultancy Group Visitor Relationship Management – Optimizing the Online Lifecycle by Forte Consultancy Group Dec. 18, 2014 1220 words Read a sample
As companies become more proactive and effective in targeting across traditional direct channels, it’s time to start focusing on customizing interactions online, seeking to gain a better understanding of each website visitor and making the most out of each visit.