Wilde's The Happy Prince and Other Tales (1888) is an anthology of childrens literature that teaches young people about love and the penalties of self-interest. In the title story, a statue befriends a bird, and together they bring happiness to the lives of others. The collection also includes The Devoted Friend, A Nightingale and the Rose, The Remarkable Rocket, and The Selfish Giant. Along with teaching valuable lessons, the stories give children insight into the darker sides of human nature.
Wilkie Collins's The Queen of Hearts (1859) is a collection of ten short stories held together by a frame narrative. Jessie comes to Wales to stay with three old brothers. George, one of the brothers' son is in love with her, but he is away from home. The brothers want her to delay her departure for ten days so that George can propose her on his return. Jesse agrees upon a condition that everybody will tell her a new story each evening. The Saturday Review wrote that These separate stories are exceedlingly well told. They are probable, interesting, and natural, and have the great merit that they stop when it is probable that in real life they would have stopped.
To bring project management systems and structure to a small company, a publishing firm based in Sydney, Australia, hired its first project professional. This article discusses how a project manager broke down cultural barriers and came up with a process to handle changing requirements at a growing publishing firm. It details how the transformation process began by building project templates, defining metrics, and creating a new project team. It then explains some of the project management processes implemented including requiring all project teams to define scope up front. It also notes how interaction between stakeholders and team members have improved, which allows the organization to produce a much better first implementation of the new system. It took a while for the employees to trust project management and take the initiative to point out issues, but that has changed. Today, the organization has more than 100 employees based in Australia, Pakistan, and the United States, and projects are delivered faster and more efficiently than ever.
Like most young boys, Jon is fascinated by guns: toy ones, real ones. One night he overhears his father and mother arguing about a gun that's hidden in their house. The next day, he sets out to find it. Sure enough, he discovers a heavy box under his parents' bed, and there it is - a real gun! He feels the cold heavy metal in his hands... What happens next will change Jon's and his parents' lives forever.