Kathleen Kelly Janus, a lecturer at the Stanford University Program on Social Entrepreneurship and the founder of the successful social enterprise Spark, set out to investigate what makes a startup succeed or fail. She surveyed more than 200 high-performing social entrepreneurs and interviewed dozens of founders. Social Startup Success shares her findings for the legions of entrepreneurs working for social good, revealing how the best organizations get over the revenue hump. How do social ventures scale to over $2 million, Janus's clear benchmark for a social enterprise's sustainability? Janus, tapping into strong connections to the Silicon Valley world where many of these ventures are started or and/or funded, reveals insights from key figures such as DonorsChoose founder Charles Best, charity:water's Scott Harrison, Reshma Saujani of Girls Who Code and many others. Social Startup Success will be social entrepreneurship's essential playbook; the first definitive guide to solving the problem of scale.
The First Face of Janus: Secret Society of Nostradamus
Nostradamus is, without question, the most famous prognosticator of all time. But what if his prophecies had help? Benson Crow is a sci-fi writer who finds himself thrust into the middle of a prophecy that could mean the death of untold numbers of people. The First Face of Janus, a secret society dating back to the time of Nostradamus' death, has made sure that the master's predictions have come true for nearly 500 years. Crow comes into possession of strange quatrains that point to the next prophecy. He's told the disaster will unfold within the week.For as long as the First Face of Janus has existed, a covert religious sect, the Custos Verbi (Keeper of the Word), has tried to destroy them. Crow gets caught in the crossfire of a clandestine prophecy war and soon finds himself in so deep that his only option is to see it through to the very end. He races against time to stop the next prophecy and save innocent lives, but his actions could dramatically alter the future.He follows the trail from Montreal, across France, and finally to Spain, in a desperate attempt to prevent another catastrophic prophecy from coming to fruition.This suspense thriller is rich with intriguing history and exotic locations, intertwined with a mystery that will keep you guessing until the very last page.
Nox Aeris is latin for night air and references the plague years. The man made fear of believing that the night air itself in swamps and the city ghettos could give you the plague epitomizes the darkness that consumed these people. The second full length record from Janus is self-described by the band as "...dark but cathartic...it reflects all we struggled with and overcame as a band."
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