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When the conflagration that came to be popularly referred to as Post-Election Violence (PEV) erupted at the end of 2007 and rolled out into the first quarter of 2008, the consensus opinion coalesced around the fact that there must have been a background to this state of affairs. It couldn’t just have happened: as was correctly observed, barring mass-insanity, and this was never shown to have been the case, hundreds of people don’t just wake up one morning and in unison begin torching their neighbor’s houses, slice up their cattle with machetes, rape their girls and women, chop off the men’s private parts and, in urban centres, evict owners from the houses they had painstakingly built over the years and then gleefully inhabit those dwellings and collect rent on those they do not occupy. To argue, as some did, that a stolen election victory was the matchstick and tinder which caused the inferno witnessed then was fatuous dishonesty. In other words, this state of affairs had been a long time coming. Yet, at the same time, people were not quite sure how exactly and in what specific fashion Kenya had come to where it was. Neither did the editors of what have become three (Re)Membering Kenya volumes. The first volume explored questions of identity, culture and freedom while the second one interrogated issues of marginalization and governance. Recognizing that how and where people make money often shapes their relationship with others in the same or in different spaces of production (Re)Membering Kenya Volume 3: Governance, Citizenship and Economics attempts to interrogate the interplay between economics and other issues such as gender, education, environment and health. What we need to do differently in the economic sphere is the overriding question discussed in this volume. Author: Twaweza ISBN:9789966028501
In the New York Times bestseller that the Washington Post called “Lean In for misfits,” Sophia Amoruso shares how she went from dumpster diving to founding one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world. Amoruso spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and scrounging in dumpsters for leftover bagels. By age twenty-two she had dropped out of school, and was broke, directionless, and checking IDs in the lobby of an art school—a job she’d taken for the health insurance. It was in that lobby that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay. Flash forward to today, and she’s the founder of Nasty Gal and the founder and CEO of Girlboss. Sophia was never a typical CEO, or a typical anything, and she’s written #GIRLBOSS for other girls like her: outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success, even when that path is windy as all hell and lined with naysayers. #GIRLBOSS proves that being successful isn’t about where you went to college or how popular you were in high school. It’s about trusting your instincts and following your gut; knowing which rules to follow and which to break; when to button up and when to let your freak flag fly. “A witty and cleverly told account . . . It’s this kind of honest advice, plus the humorous ups and downs of her rise in online retail, that make the book so appealing.” —Los Angeles Times “Amoruso teaches the innovative and entrepreneurial among us to play to our strengths, learn from our mistakes, and know when to break a few of the traditional rules.” —Vanity Fair “#GIRLBOSS is more than a book . . . #GIRLBOSS is a movement.” —Lena Dunham Author: Sophia Amoruso ISBN:9780241217931
Change your job to change your life You no longer need to work nine-to-five in a big company to pay the mortgage, send your kids to school and afford that yearly holiday. You can quit the rat race and start up on your own – and you don’t need an MBA or a huge investment to do it. The $100 Startup is your manual to a new way of living. Learn how to: – Earn a good living on your own terms, when and where you want – Achieve that perfect blend of passion and income to make work something you love – Take crucial insights from 50 ordinary people who started a business with $100 or less – Spend less time working and more time living your life Author:Chris Guillebeau ISBN:9781447286318
Most parents do a pretty good job of raising kids, says psychologist Laurence Steinberg, but truly effective parenting means not just relying on natural instincts but also on knowing what works and why. In The Ten Basic Principles of Good Parenting, Dr. Steinberg distills decades of research into a parenting book that explains the fundamentals of raising happy, healthy children, giving readers an invaluable map to help them navigate parenthood from infancy to adolescence. Dr. Steinberg found that the basic principles for effective parenting are simple and universal, and apply to all parents and children regardless of background. He explains each principle and shows how to put it into action, using anecdotes and examples: from “What You Do Matters” (parents make an enormous difference; children are not simply the product of their genes) to “Establish Rules and Limits” (how to provide structure in your child’s life, and how to handle conflicts over rules) and “Help Foster Your Child’s Independence” (help your child think through decisions instead of making them for him or her). Concise and authoritative, written with warmth and compassion, The Ten Basic Principles of Good Parenting is an intelligent guide to raising a happy, healthy child and to becoming a happier, more confident parent in the process. Author: Laurence Steinberg ISBN:9780743251167
There are many books to help you choose a career, but few to help you excel in the workplace once you are working. Over the course of a lifetime, people can spend 80,000 hours on the job. With this much time invested, author Donna Dunning asserts that your career should be interesting, motivating and rewarding. And in our competitive, rapidly changing society, you need to know how to be effective and competent at work or you may find yourself unemployed or passed over for promotion. Focusing on day-to-day behaviour and providing practical tips and strategies, 10 Career Essentials becomes your personal career coach by showing you how to work effectively, get recognition and steer your career in the direction you want to go. The ideas such as optimizing your outlook, exceeding expectation and thriving in uncertainty may sound simple, but applying them takes skill and practice. 10 Career Essentials provides the key self-assessment tools and tips to stimulate learning and improve your ability to implement your personal career strategy to its fullest. Author: Donna Dunning ISBN:9781857885422
A perfect read as a financial primer. Weston’s solid and occasionally humorous writing shines through . . . [and] takes this book from being yet another personal finance book to being an enjoyable read I would recommend.”–The Simple Dollar Millions of us skate by from paycheck to paycheck. We all have financial goals we want (or need) to achieve, but are perplexed by how to get there. But expert financial advisor Liz Weston has carved a path, with ten simple strategies that help anyone avoid critical mistakes, survive downturns, and make the numbers work. Debunking well-trod myths (pay down all your debt immediately) while giving unexpectedly brilliant tips (it’s okay to let student loans linger), Liz Weston outlines everything you need to become financially viable, including how to: – Know what you can afford – Create a survival plan with cash and credit – Manage “good debt” to get ahead – Save for retirement without sacrificing today Author:Liz Weston ISBN:9780452297623
Why do I have to repeat everything? Why does every conversation end in an argument? Communicating with our children. Conversing. Connecting. When did it become so difficult? And how do we begin to change it for the better? This book was designed to help parents answer these important questions, and it is based on two fundamental ideas: The first is that there are no bad children, and no deliberately bad parents — but that sometimes, despite the best of intentions on both sides, there can be bad relationships between parents and children. The second is that, as parents, we must do everything we can to save those relationships, to reach out and really communicate with our children, because it is only through talking to them that we can create an environment for inspiration and change. In this compelling book, Shmuley Boteach, passionate social commentator and outspoken relationship guru, walks you through the critical conversations, including: cherishing childhood; developing intellectual curiosity; knowing who you are and what you want to become; learning to forgive; realizing the importance of family and tradition; being fearless and courageous. As a father of eight, Rabbi Shmuley speaks from a wealth of experience. He has written a book for parents of children of all ages, from toddlers, who are just beginning to become aware of the world around them, to adolescents, who must learn to navigate all sorts of tricky social and academic pressures. 10 Conversations will help you stay connected to your children so that they develop the kind of strong moral character that leads to rich, meaningful lives. Author: Shmuley Boteach ISBN:9780061134814
The times have changed. We need a fresh understanding of the meaning of success. What do Condoleezza Rice, Joe Torre, Bill Gates, Goldie Hawn, Mary Hart, Garry Kasparov, and Jack Welch have in common? All have talked at length with Maria Bartiromo about business, the world and their surprising, inspiring and uncommon ideas about the meaning of success. Their stories, those of an extraordinary range of other people from all walks of life, and Maria Bartiromo’s personal insights are the foundation of The 10 Laws of Enduring Success. It is the guide for the extraordinary times we are living through. During bullish, optimistic periods, people seem to ride an upward wave with ease and confidence. The tangible evidence is right there for all to see–in their jobs, bank accounts, homes, families, and the admiration of their peers. But it is a fact of life that success, once earned, is not necessarily there to stay. If ever there was a cautionary tale about the fleeting nature of success, it is the events of recent years. But a funny thing happened. Faced with gut-wrenching realities, many people have started to re-evaluate the meaning of success in less superficial and impermanent ways. They’re asking themselves hard questions that have long been ignored: about what’s really important to them, and where the bedrock of their personal achievement lies. As Maria Bartiromo watched the financial drama from her front-row seat at the New York Stock Exchange, she began to re-assess the meaning of success–not just as one-off achievements, but as a durable, lifelong pursuit. Is there, she wondered, a definition of success that you can have permanently–in spite of the turmoil in your life, your job, or your bank account? This question is more important than ever, given the unpredictability of the current economy. –What are the intangibles that can’t be measured or counted? –What are the qualities that aren’t reflected in your title or on your business card? –And more practically, how can you remain successful even when the worst things happen to you? –Is it possible to build success from failure? It’s lonely at the bottom of the heap, when your BlackBerry stops buzzing, and the world moves on without you. Everyone wants to be close to success, and to have success. But what is success? How do you get it, and how do you keep it? As Maria interviewed some of the most successful people in the world, she felt the need to answer these questions: what makes these success stories tick? How did they achieve such leadership and power and how can one hold onto it, once you get it. What are the barriers to success and what is the bedrock to enduring success? Author: Maria Bartiromo ISBN:9780307452535
Think like a multimillionaire: leave the 9 to 5 behind. The world has led you to believe that financial freedom is not something you can willfully create in your life. You have been taught to view wealth as something that happens only to a lucky few who win a random business lottery or are blessed with unimaginable talent. The TRUTH is that creating excessive financial wealth does not come down to luck or talent. It comes down simply to your beliefs, understanding, and views–the “pillars” that reinforce your every action. Alex Becker not only breaks down the most important pillars for you but also shows you how to bring them into your life TODAY to begin generating lifelong financial freedom. Discover how to: Successfully quit your 9 to 5 and take back your life without taking massive financial risks, Separate your time from money so that you are constantly getting paid (even in your sleep), Understand the lessons multimillionaires have learned through years of trial and error, Map out the exact steps needed to build million-dollar businesses, Skip time-wasting mistakes and learn how to make money quickly by focusing solely on what gets you paid. Author: Alex Becker ISBN:9781612549200
Even world-class companies, with powerful and proven business models, eventually discover limits to growth. That’s what makes emerging high-growth industries so attractive. With no proven formula for making a profit, these industries represent huge opportunities for the companies that are fast enough and smart enough to capture them first. But building tomorrow’s businesses while simultaneously sustaining excellence in today’s demands a delicate balance. It is a mandatory quest, but one that is fraught with contradiction and paradox. Until now, there has been little practical guidance. Based on an in-depth, multiyear research study of innovative initiatives at ten large corporations, Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble identify three central challenges: forgetting yesterday’s successful processes and practices; borrowing selected resources from the core business; and learning how the new business can succeed.The authors make recommendations regarding staffing, leadership roles, reporting relationships, process design, planning, performance assessment, incentives, cultural norms, and much more. Breakthrough growth opportunities can make or break companies and careers. “Forget, Borrow, Learn” is every leader’s guide to execution in unexplored territory. Author: Vijay Govindarajan, Chris Trimble ISBN:9781591397588
Everything was on a downward spiral in Derek Mills’ life – his work, his physical and mental health, his relationships with family and friends. But it only took one insignificant question from an office security guard one night for Derek to stop, connect deep within himself and in the next 10 seconds begin to see a way to change his entire life completely. Over the next few years this led to him making amazing changes that created balance and harmony in all areas of his life, becoming a millionaire businessman and developing and sharing his methodology, The 10-Second Philosophy®, in front of international audiences as a speaker and coach. In this book, Derek invites you to use the words, phrases and questions we encounter in our everyday lives to stop, go inside and access our TrueSelf. From this place, we can set Standards® – not goals – for all areas of our life, to experience the same amazing transformation that he did. With stories, philosophy, exercises and quotes, this is a book of practical enlightenment from a man who became an unintentional guru for many people when they started asking how he changed his life around and how they could too. This is his story so far and it can be the doorway to your own journey of change and instant success. Author: Derek Mills ISBN:9781848509788
If there were just 10 things that you needed to know in order to have a happy and fulfilled life, living would be a lot simpler. Well, here they are – it really can be that easy! Drawing from the experience and knowledge of his rich life, Wayne Dyer shares these 10 principles in this extraordinary New York Times bestselling book. These 10 secrets will open up your thinking and offer fresh ways of approaching the world. They have worked for Wayne and they will work for you. This is the perfect book for anyone starting a new chapter in their lives. Author: Dr. Wayne W. Dyer ISBN:9781781807392
Achieve “Massive Action” results and accomplish your business dreams! While most people operate with only three degrees of action–no action, retreat, or normal action–if you?re after big goals, you don?t want to settle for the ordinary. To reach the next level, you must understand the coveted 4th degree of action. This 4th degree, also know as the 10 X Rule, is that level of action that guarantees companies and individuals realize their goals and dreams. The 10 X Rule unveils the principle of “Massive Action,” allowing you to blast through business clich s and risk–aversion while taking concrete steps to reach your dreams. It also demonstrates why people get stuck in the first three actions and how to move into making the 10X Rule a discipline. Find out exactly where to start, what to do, and how to follow up each action you take with more action to achieve Massive Action results. Learn the “Estimation of Effort” calculation to ensure you exceed your targets Make the Fourth Degree a way of life and defy mediocrity Discover the time management myth Get the exact reasons why people fail and others succeed Know the exact formula to solve problems Extreme success is by definition outside the realm of normal action. Instead of behaving like everybody else and settling for average results, take Massive Action with The 10 X Rule, remove luck and chance from your business equation, and lock in massive success. Author: Grant Cardone ISBN:9780470627600
A practical guide to banishing stress from your everyday life so you can feel happy and fulfilled. Do you feel overwhelmed by work — or life in general? Having trouble coping with too many demands on your time and energy? Well you’re not alone! Britain is currently suffering from a stress epidemic. A staggering 1 in 4 employees are said to suffer from stress and it is listed as the no.1 reason for workplace absence in the UK. Luckily for us, Neil Shah at the Stress Management Society is here to help. With a fantastic 10-step plan, he offers simple and practical solutions for reducing your stress levels so you can manage your life and breathe a sigh of relief. Find out how to: – manage your time — at work and at home – regain your balance and lift your mood – improve your concentration and motivation – get a good night’s sleep and stop worrying Author: Neil Shah ISBN:9780091939960
In 100 Days Of Favor, Joseph Prince invites you to embark on a purposeful and powerful journey in discovering and experiencing the unmerited favor of God. Dive headfirst into the vast ocean of God’s favor and learn how it releases good success in your life. You will develop a strong sense of favor-consciousness and see God empowering you with every blessing to overcome every challenge in your life. Beloved, take a rest from the stress that comes with depending on your own strength, willpower and intelligence to achieve the results you desire. Pull yourself away from the busyness of life to saturate yourself in life-transforming truths from God’s Word. As you step into the realm of God’s unmerited favor, you will discover how you can experience a victorious life God’s way, with results that will be far more awesome and effective than you can ever achieve on your own. Make the decision today to dive into the vastness of God’s love for you. Delve into 100 Days Of Favor and immerse yourself in a journey that will impact and change your life forever! Author: Joseph Prince ISBN:9781616384494
An interactive first word book suitable for those learning English as a first or second language. Match the word and picture stickers to discover a hundred everyday words in an interactive way. Author: Francesca de Chiara ISBN:9781409551539
Every once in a while, an idea comes along that makes the entire world sit up and take notice. From the earliest understandings of our place in the solar system, via Darwinism, DNA, neutrons and quarks, right up to the theories that are pushing the boundaries of our knowledge today, we are forever propelled forward by our most gifted scientific minds. In this fascinating book, former BBC Focus magazine editor Jheni Osman explores 100 of the most forward thinking, far-reaching and downright inspired ideas and inventions in history, each nominated by experts from all fields of science and engineering. With selections from established authorities such as Brian Cox, Patrick Moore, Richard Dawkins and Marcus du Sautoy, Osman covers topics as diverse as the Big Bang, vaccination, computing, radioactivity, human genomes, the wheel and many more. Each essay looks at the logic behind these great inventions, discoveries, theories and experiments, studying the circumstances that brought them into being and assessing the impact that they had on the world at large. An intriguing and thought-provoking collection, 100 Ideas that Changed the World offers us a glimpse into the minds behind history’s greatest eureka moments. ISBN:9781849901963
Barbara De Angelis, Ph.D., has transformed the lives of millions of people around the world through her bestselling books, award-winning television program, and sold-out seminars. Now she brings that essential advice to you, in the only guide to love you’ll need for the nineties and beyond. Offering practical, compassionate guidance on every aspect of love, sex, and intimate relationships, she explores the questions everyone who has ever been in love has asked…and reveals the startling answers that can change your life forever. Whether your relationship is just beginning, in great shape, or going through a rough time, you can Ask Barbara for the truth about all the intimate, important issues of life and love, including: How do you convince a workaholic partner to put more time and energy into a marriage? Why am I attracted to the wrong “bad boy” type of man, and feel no chemistry with the nice guys? How can I get my partner to express his feelings to me? What can I do to really please my partner in bed? Do one-night stands mean anything? Is there such a thing as a soul mate? And how will I know when I have found mine? Author: Barbara De Angelis ISBN:9780440224280
Do you have what it takes to succeed in life, in work and in your relationships? 100 Things Successful People Do is a guidebook to achieving success in any aspect of your life. ‘Inspiring and practical’ Marshall Goldsmith, bestselling author of TRIGGERS This is your guide to realizing your dreams, from the large and audacious to the small and mundane. 100 Things Successful People Do is packed with great ideas for working smart and living well, all carefully chosen to help you achieve any kind of success you can imagine. You will discover the habits that are common to successful people and find out how to use them in your own life. Every chapter features a new idea that will help you get closer to your goals. Mixing simple descriptions with activities and exercises, you will learn the optimal mindset and habits you need to succeed in work and life. 100 Things Successful People Do is your guide to successful living. ‘Inside these pages you’ll find a powerful reminder of the many ways you can make your life – and other people’s lives – more successful. It will help you identify what success means to you and give you the building blocks for making that success a reality. This is your chance to overcome whatever obstacles are stopping you. Read it, act on it and experience the difference’ From the Foreword by MARSHALL GOLDSMITH PH.D., bestselling author of TRIGGERS You will discover the habits that are common to successful people and find out how to adopt them into your own life so that you can be successful too. Mixing simple instructions with activities to get you started, whether you are looking to succeed in your family life, at work, in sports, at school or in retirement, you will find, mindsets, habits and techniques here that will help you get the results you want. Author: Nigel Cumberland ISBN:9781473635050
The Best American Short Stories is the longest running and best-selling series of short fiction in the country. For the centennial celebration of this beloved annual series, master of the form Lorrie Moore selects forty stories from the more than two thousand that were published in previous editions. Series editor Heidi Pitlor recounts behind-the-scenes anecdotes and examines, decade by decade, the trends captured over a hundred years. Together, the stories and commentary offer an extraordinary guided tour through a century of literature with what Moore calls “all its wildnesses of character and voice.” These forty stories represent their eras but also stand the test of time. Here is Ernest Hemingway’s first published story and a classic by William Faulkner, who admitted in his biographical note that he began to write “as an aid to love-making.” Nancy Hale’s story describes far-reaching echoes of the Holocaust; Tillie Olsen’s story expresses the desperation of a single mother; James Baldwin depicts the bonds of brotherhood and music. Here is Raymond Carver’s “minimalism,” a term he disliked, and Grace Paley’s “secular Yiddishkeit.” Here are the varied styles of Donald Barthelme, Charles Baxter, and Jamaica Kincaid. From Junot Díaz to Mary Gaitskill, from ZZ Packer to Sherman Alexie, these writers and stories explore the different things it means to be American. Moore writes that the process of assembling these stories allowed her to look “thrillingly not just at literary history but at actual history — the cries and chatterings, silences and descriptions of a nation in flux.” 100 Years of The Best American Short Stories is an invaluable testament, a retrospective of our country’s ever-changing but continually compelling literary artistry. Edited by Heidi Pitlor and Lorrie Moore ISBN:9780547485850
This large board book contains one thousand pictures of animals, with their names. Children need to add lots of words to their spoken vocabularly and this fantastic look-and-talk book will provide them with plenty of opportunities to do so. Each double-page spread shows a wonderful array of birds, fish, mammals, dinosaurs and more. Author: Jessica Greenwell, Nikki Dyson ISBN:9781409551645
This beautifully illustrated reference book shows 1000 things found in nature, from familiar bugs and flowers to exotic birds of paradise and fascinating undersea creatures. Children can pore over topics such as ‘In the jungle’, ‘Ice and snow’ and ‘Fossils, rocks and gems’, and discover the wildlife that lives in different habitats. ISBN:9781474922128
Children can explore 1000 different vehicles in this colourful picture word book. Includes all types of things that go, from Roman chariots to racing cars, bicycles to banana boats, travelling across sea, sky, and even into space. Includes a comprehensive and easy-to-navigate index, allowing children to find their favourites. An excellent way for children to add new words to their spoken vocabulary – which research shows helps them become readers. ISBN:9781409551843
A colourful and tasty look-and-talk book to improve children’s vocabulary by introducing them to a wide range of food-related words. With 1000 pictures to spot and talk about, from raw ingredients such as fruit and vegetables to delicious dishes from around the world. Food is divided into sections such as the store cupboard, the fishmonger, a Chinese restaurant and more. A great book to share and talk about with a small child, and help them build their vocabulary. “Attractive illustrations and straightforward captions make this a wonderful way to introduce children to different cultures and countries.” The Guardian ISBN:9781409582540
Children need to add lots of words to their spoken vocabulary, and this fantastic look-and-talk book will provide them with plenty of opportunities to do so. Other titles in the series are: 1,000 Animals, 1,000 Things that Go, and 1,000 Things to Eat. Author: Jessica Greenwell, Nikki Dyson ISBN:9781409582656
You may have the most outstanding business, product, idea or talent in the world, but in order to be successful, you have to let the world know about it. Raleigh Pinskey offers you a crash course on how to get the attention you need. 101 Ways to Promote Yourself reveals the insider secrets learned from years of experience and how these low-cost, high-powered techniques can carry you to the top of your market and beyond. Find out how to: Develop hot new leads Project a positive image Get your name in front of potential customers Promote instant name recognition Hold on to valued customers Build on your success by cultivating referrals Position yourself for greater visibility in your market Grow and expand your network and database Explore media opportunities Market effectively on the Internet Create goodwill in your community Author: Raleigh Pinskey ISBN:9780380810543
WHAT IF you could go back in time and change the course of history? WHAT IF the watershed moment you could change was the JFK assassination? 11.22.63, the date that Kennedy was shot – unless . . . King takes his protagonist Jake Epping, a high school English teacher from Lisbon Falls, Maine, 2011, on a fascinating journey back to 1958 – from a world of mobile phones and iPods to a new world of Elvis and JFK, of Plymouth Fury cars and Lindy Hopping, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill, who becomes the love of Jake’s life – a life that transgresses all the normal rules of time. With extraordinary imaginative power, King weaves the social, political and popular culture of his baby-boom American generation into a devastating exercise in escalating suspense. Author: Stephen King ISBN:9781444727333
Have you ever wondered why some people seem to rise effortlessly to the top, while others are stuck in the same job year after year? Have you ever felt you are falling short of your career potential? Have you wondered if some of the things you do–or don’t do–at work might be hamstringing your ambitions? In The 12 Bad Habits That Hold Good People Back, James Waldroop and Timothy Butler identify the twelve habits that–whether you are a retail clerk or a law firm partner, work in technology or in a factory–are almost guaranteed to hold you back. The fact is, most people learn their greatest lessons not from their successes but from their mistakes. The 12 Bad Habits That Hold Good People Back offers the flip side to Stephen Covey’s approach in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, zeroing in on the most common behavior that can impede a career. Based on over twenty years of research as business psychologists, the authors claim that the reasons people fail in their jobs are the same everywhere. Only after these detrimental behaviors have been identified can the patterns that limit career advancement be broken. Using real-life accounts of clients they have worked with at Harvard and as executive coaches at such companies as GTE, Sony, GE, and McKinsey & Co., Waldroop and Butler offer invaluable–and in some cases, job-saving–step-by-step advice on how readers can change their behavior to get back on track. For anyone seeking to achieve his or her career ambitions, The 12 Bad Habits That Hold Good People Back is a powerful tool for unleashing true potential. Author:James Waldroop, Timothy Butler ISBN:9780385498500
What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson’s answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street. What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant, and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure, and responsibility, distilling the world’s wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith, and human nature while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its listeners Author: Jordan B. Peterson ISBN:9780241351642
The harrowing, true account from the brave men on the ground who fought back during the Battle of Benghazi. 13 HOURS presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Those men went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale. This is their personal account, never before told, of what happened during the thirteen hours of that now-infamous attack. Author: Mitchell Zuckoff ISBN:9781455582280
You can’t stop the future. You can’t rewind the past. The only way to learn the secret is to press play. Clay Jensen returns home to find a strange package with his name on it. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker – his classmate and first love – who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah’s voice explains there are thirteen reasons why she killed herself. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why. All through the night, Clay keeps listening – and what he discovers changes his life… forever. Author: Jay Asher ISBN:9780141328294
From Amy Morin, author of “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do”, the article that went viral and garnered million views in two weeks, comes the ultimate how-to guide to overcome the obstacles getting in the way of a fabulous, more fulfilling and happier life. Morin knows that of which she speaks. At just 26, while working as a Psychologist and therapist, Morin’s husband died suddenly. Inwardly reeling, she realised what pitfalls she didn’t want to succumb to: self-pity, a sense of entitlement and resentment. In the ten years since then, she’s refined these principles and worked on them with countless patients. The results are impressive. In this book, we learn to identify the 13 common habits that hold us back in life, and how to avoid them. We go to the gym to build up our physical muscles, but we haven’t yet thought about mental strength: the real key to a more productive and meaningful life. This revolutionary book shows you how. Author: Amy Morin ISBN:9780008105938
Building and maintaining a successful team is no simple task. Even people who have taken their teams to the highest level in their field have difficulty recreating what accounted for their successes. Is it a strong work ethic? Is it “chemistry”? What tools can you wrap your hands around to build–or rebuild–your team? In The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork, leadership expert and New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell shares the vital principles of team building that are necessary for success in your business, family, church, or organization. In his practical, down-to-earth style, Dr. Maxwell shows how: The Law of High Morale inspired a 50 year-old man who couldn’t even swim to train for the toughest triathlon in the world. The Law of the Big Picture prompted a former U.S. president to travel crosscountry by bus, sleep in a basement, and do manual labor. Playing by The Law of the Scoreboard enabled one Web-based company to keep growing and making money while thousands of other Internet businesses failed. Ignoring The Law of the Price Tag caused one of the world’s largest retailers to close its doors after 128 years in business. The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork will empower you–whether coach or player, teacher or student, CEO or non-profit volunteer–with the “how-tos” and attitudes for building a successful team. Author: John C. Maxwell ISBN:9780785274346
A brilliant, colourful narrative history of a pivotal year in European history In 1848, Europe was engulfed in a firestorm of revolution. The streets of cities from Paris to Bucharest and from Berlin to Palermo were barricaded and flooded by armed insurgents proclaiming political liberties and national freedom. The conservative order which had held sway since the fall of Napoleon in 1815 crumbled beneath the revolutionary assault. This book narrates the breathtaking events which overtook Europe in 1848, tracing brilliantly their course from the exhilaration of the liberal triumph, through the fear of social chaos to the final despair of defeat and disillusionment. The failures of 1848 would scar European history with the contradictions of authoritarianism and revolution until deep into the twentieth century. Author:Mike Rapport ISBN:9780349118642
1914-1918, David Stevenson’s history of the First World War, has been acclaimed as the definitive one-volume account of the conflict In the summer of 1914 Europe exploded into a frenzy of mass violence. The war that followed had global repercussions, destroying four empires and costing millions of lives. Even the victorious countries were scarred for a generation, and we still today remain within the conflict’s shadow. In this major analysis David Stevenson re-examines the causes, course and impact of this ‘war to end war’, placing it in the context of its era and exposing its underlying dynamics. His book provides a wide-ranging international history, drawing on insights from the latest research. It offers compelling answers to the key questions about how this terrible struggle unfolded: questions that remain disturbingly relevant for our own time. ‘It’s harder to imagine a better single-volume comprehensive history of the conflict than this superb study’ Ian Kershaw ‘Perhaps the best comprehensive one-volume history of the war yet written’ New Yorker ‘David Stevenson is the real deal … His defining characteristic is his outstanding rigour as an historian … tremendously clever’ Niall Ferguson ‘This history of the 1914-1918 conflict surpasses all others. It is tough, erudite and comprehensive’ Independent Author:David Stevenson ISBN:9780718197957
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