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Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World
by Timothy Ferriss

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English

Pages

623

Publication Date

November 21, 2017

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<DIV><B>Tim Ferriss, the #1 <I>New York Times</I> best-selling author of <I>The 4-Hour Workweek</I>, shares the ultimate choose-your-own-adventure book—a compilation of tools, tactics, and habits from 130+ of the world's top performers. From iconic entrepreneurs to elite athletes, from artists to billionaire investors, their short profiles can help you answer life's most challenging questions, achieve extraordinary results, and transform your life.</B><BR /><BR /><B>From the author:</B><BR /><BR /> In 2017, several of my close friends died in rapid succession. It was a very hard year, as it was for many people.<BR /><BR /> It was also a stark reminder that time is our scarcest, non-renewable resource.<BR /><BR /> With a renewed sense of urgency, I began asking myself many questions:<BR /><BR /> Were my goals my own, or simply what I thought I should want?<BR /> How much of life had I missed from underplanning or overplanning?<BR /> How could I be kinder to myself?<BR /> How could I better say “no” to the trivial many to better say “yes” to the critical few?<BR /> How could I best reassess my priorities and my purpose in this world?<BR /><BR /> To find answers, I reached out to the most impressive world-class performers in the world, ranging from wunderkinds in their 20s to icons in their 70s and 80s. No stone was left unturned.<BR /><BR /> This book contains their answers—practical and tactical advice from mentors who have found solutions. Whether you want to 10x your results, get unstuck, or reinvent yourself, someone else has traveled a similar path and taken notes.<BR /><BR /> This book, <I>Tribe of Mentors</I>, includes many of the people I grew up viewing as idols or demi-gods. Less than 10% have been on my podcast (<I>The Tim Ferriss Show</I>, more than 200 million downloads), making this a brand-new playbook of playbooks.<BR /><BR /> No matter your challenge or opportunity, something in these pages can help.<BR /><BR /> Among other things, you will learn:<BR /><BR /> • More than 50 morning routines—both for the early riser and those who struggle to get out of bed.<BR /> • How TED curator Chris Anderson realized that the best way to get things done is to let go.<BR /> • The best purchases of $100 or less (you'll never have to think about the right gift again).<BR /> • How to overcome failure and bounce back towards success.<BR /> • Why Humans of New York creator Brandon Stanton believes that the best art will always be the riskiest.<BR /> • How to meditate and be more mindful (and not just for those that find it easy).<BR /> • Why tennis champion Maria Sharapova believe that “losing makes you think in ways victories can’t.”<BR /> • How to truly achieve work-life balance (and why most people tell you it isn’t realistic).<BR /> • How billionaire Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz transformed the way he engages with difficult situations to reduce suffering.<BR /> • Ways to thrive (and survive) the overwhelming amount of information you process every day.<BR /> • How to achieve clarity on your purpose and assess your priorities.<BR /> • And much more.<BR /><BR /> This reference book, which I wrote for myself, has already changed my life. I certainly hope the same for you.<BR /><BR /> I wish you luck as you forge your own path.<BR /><BR /> All the best,<BR /><BR /> Tim Ferriss</DIV>
Principles: Life and Work
by Ray Dalio

Language

English

Pages

593

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<b>#1 <i>New York Times </i>Bestseller</b><BR> <BR><b>“Significant...The book is both instructive and surprisingly moving.” —<i>The New York Times</i></b><BR> <BR><b>Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.</b><BR><BR>In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment firm, Bridgewater Associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in New York City. Forty years later, Bridgewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in history and grown into the fifth most important private company in the United States, according to <i>Fortune</i> magazine. Dalio himself has been named to <i>Time </i>magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Along the way, Dalio discovered a set of unique principles that have led to Bridgewater’s exceptionally effective culture, which he describes as “an idea meritocracy that strives to achieve meaningful work and meaningful relationships through radical transparency.” It is these principles, and not anything special about Dalio—who grew up an ordinary kid in a middle-class Long Island neighborhood—that he believes are the reason behind his success.<BR> <BR>In <i>Principles, </i>Dalio shares what he’s learned over the course of his remarkable career. He argues that life, management, economics, and investing can all be systemized into rules and understood like machines. The book’s hundreds of practical lessons, which are built around his cornerstones of “radical truth” and “radical transparency,” include Dalio laying out the most effective ways for individuals and organizations to make decisions, approach challenges, and build strong teams. He also describes the innovative tools the firm uses to bring an idea meritocracy to life, such as creating “baseball cards” for all employees that distill their strengths and weaknesses, and employing computerized decision-making systems to make believability-weighted decisions. While the book brims with novel ideas for organizations and institutions, <i>Principles</i> also offers a clear, straightforward approach to decision-making that Dalio believes anyone can apply, no matter what they’re seeking to achieve.<BR> <BR>Here, from a man who has been called both “the Steve Jobs of investing” and “the philosopher king of the financial universe” (<i>CIO </i>magazine), is a rare opportunity to gain proven advice unlike anything you’ll find in the conventional business press.
Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual
by Jocko Willink

Language

English

Pages

189

Publication Date

October 17, 2017

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<p><b>The instant <i>New York Times </i>bestseller!</b></p><p>FIND YOUR WILL, FIND YOUR DISCIPLINE--AND YOU WILL FIND YOUR FREEDOM</p><p>Jocko Willink's methods for success were born in the SEAL Teams, where he spent most of his adult life, enlisting after high school and rising through the ranks to become the commander of the most highly decorated special operations unit of the war in Iraq. In <i>Discipline Equals Freedom</i>, the #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling coauthor of <i>Extreme Ownership</i> describes how he lives that mantra: the mental and physical disciplines he imposes on himself in order to achieve freedom in all aspects of life. Many books offer advice on how to overcome obstacles and reach your goals—but that advice often misses the most critical ingredient: discipline. Without discipline, there will be no real progress. <i>Discipline Equals Freedom </i>covers it all, including strategies and tactics for conquering weakness, procrastination, and fear, and specific physical training presented in workouts for beginner, intermediate, and advanced athletes, and even the best sleep habits and food intake recommended to optimize performance.</p><p>Within these pages discover the keys to becoming stronger, smarter, faster, and healthier. There is only one way to achieve true freedom: The Way of Discipline. Read this book and find The Way.</p>
The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983 - 1992
by Tina Brown

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English

Pages

435

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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<p><b>Named one of the best books of 2017 by <i>Time, </i><i>People, Amazon.com,</i><i> The Guardian, Paste Magazine, </i>&<i> Vogue</i></b></p><p><b>Tina Brown kept delicious daily diaries throughout her eight spectacular years as editor-in-chief of <i>Vanity Fair</i>. Today they provide an incendiary portrait of the flash and dash and power brokering of the Excessive Eighties in New York and Hollywood.</b></p><p><i>The Vanity Fair Diaries</i> is the story of an Englishwoman barely out of her twenties who arrives in New York City with a dream. Summoned from London in hopes that she can save Condé Nast's troubled new flagship <i>Vanity Fair</i>, Tina Brown is immediately plunged into the maelstrom of the competitive New York media world and the backstabbing rivalries at the court of the planet's slickest, most glamour-focused magazine company. She survives the politics, the intrigue, and the attempts to derail her by a simple stratagem: succeeding. In the face of rampant skepticism, she triumphantly reinvents a failing magazine.</p><p>Here are the inside stories of <i>Vanity Fair</i> scoops and covers that sold millions—the Reagan kiss, the meltdown of Princess Diana's marriage to Prince Charles, the sensational Annie Leibovitz cover of a gloriously pregnant, naked Demi Moore. In the diary's cinematic pages, the drama, the comedy, and the struggle of running an "it" magazine come to life. Brown's <i>Vanity Fair Diaries</i> is also a woman's journey, of making a home in a new country and of the deep bonds with her husband, their prematurely born son, and their daughter.</p><p>Astute, open-hearted, often riotously funny, Tina Brown's <i>The Vanity Fair Diaries</i> is a compulsively fascinating and intimate chronicle of a woman's life in a glittering era.</p>
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Declut...
by Marie Kondo

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

October 14, 2014

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<b>This #1 <i>New York Times</i> best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.</b><br /><br />Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?<br /><br />Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list). <br /><br /> With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter
by Scott Adams

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English

Pages

298

Publication Date

October 31, 2017

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<b>"If you watched the entire election cycle and concluded that Trump was nothing but a lucky clown, you missed one of the most important perceptual shifts in the history of humankind. I'll fix that for you in this book."</b><br />  <br />Adams was one of the earliest public figures to predict Trump’s win, doing so a week after Nate Silver put Trump’s odds at 2 percent in his FiveThirtyEight.com blog. The mainstream media regarded Trump as a novelty and a sideshow. But Adams recognized in Trump a level of persuasion you only see once in a generation.<br />  <br /> Trump triggered massive cognitive dissonance and confirmation bias on both the left and the right. We’re hardwired to respond to emotion, not reason. We might listen to 10 percent of a speech—a hand gesture here, a phrase there—and if the right buttons are pushed, we decide we agree with the speaker and invent reasons to justify that decision after the fact.<br />  <br /> The point isn’t whether Trump was right or wrong, good or bad. <i>Win Bigly</i> goes beyond politics to look at persuasion tools that can work in any setting—the same ones Adams saw in Steve Jobs when he invested in Apple decades ago. For instance:<br />  <br /> ·  If you need to convince people that something is important, make a claim that’s <i>directionally</i> accurate but has a big exaggeration in it. Everyone will spend endless hours talking about how wrong it is and will remember the issue as high priority.<br /> ·  Stop wasting time on elaborate presentation preparations. Inside, you’ll learn which components of your messaging matter, and where you can wing it.<br /> ·  Planting simple, sticky ideas (such as “Crooked Hillary”) is more powerful than stating facts. Just find a phrase without previous baggage that grabs your audience at an emotional level.<br />  <br /> Adams offers nothing less than “access to the admin passwords to human beings.” This is a must read if you care about persuading others in any field—or if you just want to resist the tactics of emotional persuasion when they’re used on you.
Soar!: Build Your Vision from the Ground Up
by T. D. Jakes

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<b>You don't have to be an entrepreneur to think like one and take flight with your dreams. </b><br /> <br />Too often we remain in jobs that stifle our souls and leave us on the runway of opportunity with the engine of our deepest passion stalled, watching others make their personal vision a reality and build a legacy for their children-the opposite of what God intends for us. But it's never too late to get your dreams off the ground! If you long to maximize your unique abilities and aptitudes, if you strive to combine personal fulfillment with professional satisfaction, if you dream of creating exceptional goods and offering transformative services and fulfilling God's destiny for you, then you are ready to SOAR! <br /> <br />In SOAR! T.D. Jakes reveals how to build the uniquely personal vision within each of us into our special contribution to the world. Blending the practical business acumen of a successful, global CEO with the dynamic inspiration of a life coach, SOAR! provides the tools needed to ignite our imaginations into action and challenges us to embrace our God-given purpose as we align our character and creativity with our careers. <br /> <br />Bridging both the corporate and nonprofit worlds, SOAR! is a practical and easy-to-follow flight plan for launching the entrepreneurial drive inside each of us. It provides an inspiring look into the mindset of people who don't wait to see what will happen but strategically build the wings that will take them to new heights. So buckle your seat belts and prepare for liftoff-you have been cleared to fly beyond your fears, to absolutely SOAR!
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
by Simon Sinek

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English

Pages

247

Publication Date

September 23, 2009

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<p> </p><b>The inspiring, life-changing bestseller by the author of LEADERS EAT LAST and TOGETHER IS BETTER.</b><br /><br />In 2009, Simon Sinek started a movement to help people become more inspired at work, and in turn inspire their colleagues and customers. Since then, millions have been touched by the power of his ideas, including more than 28 million who’ve watched his TED Talk based on START WITH WHY -- the third most popular TED video of all time.<br />  <br /> Sinek starts with a fundamental question: Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over? <br />  <br /> People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers had little in common, but they all started with WHY. They realized that people won't truly buy into a product, service, movement, or idea until they understand the WHY behind it.  <br />  <br /> START WITH WHY shows that the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way -- and it's the opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY.
High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way
by Brendon Burchard

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English

Pages

405

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<p>THESE HABITS WILL MAKE YOU EXTRAORDINARY.</p><p>Twenty years ago, author Brendon Burchard became obsessed with answering three questions:<ol><li>Why do some individuals and teams succeed <i>more quickly</i> than others and <i>sustain</i> that success over the long term?<li>Of those who pull it off, why are some <i>miserable</i> and others consistently <i>happy</i> on their journey?<li>What motivates people to reach for higher levels of success in the first place, and what practices help them improve the most?</ol></p><p>After extensive original research and a decade as the world’s leading high performance coach, Burchard found the answers. It turns out that just six deliberate habits give you the edge. Anyone can practice these habits and, when they do, extraordinary things happen in their lives, relationships, and careers.</p><p>Which habits can help you achieve long-term success and vibrant well-being no matter your age, career, strengths, or personality? To become a high performer, you must <i>seek clarity, generate energy, raise necessity, increase productivity, develop influence,</i> and <i>demonstrate courage</i>. This book is about the art and science of how to cultivate and practice these proven habits.</p><p>Whether you want to get more done, lead others better, develop skill faster, or dramatically increase your sense of joy and confidence, the habits in this book will help you achieve it faster. Each of the six habits is illustrated by powerful vignettes, cutting-edge science, thought-provoking exercises, and real-world daily practices you can implement right now.</p><p>If you’ve ever wanted a science-backed, heart-centered plan to living a better quality of life, it’s in your hands. Best of all, you can measure your progress. A link to a free professional assessment is included in the book.</p>
No Complaints: How to Stop Sabotaging Your Own Joy
by Cianna Stewart

Language

English

Pages

110

Publication Date

December 05, 2017

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Most of us are not aware of how often we complain. Yet <i><b>complaining erodes relationships, limits creativity, undermines success, and contributes to depression, stress, and anxiety.</b></i><br /><br />No Complaints is a simple and practical guide to breaking the complaining habit in three phases:<br /><ul><br /><li>Awareness: Learn how and why we complain<br /></li><li>Interruption: Gain tools for breaking habitual complaint patterns<br /></li><li>Replacement: Build positive habits that last a lifetime</li></ul><br />Stop sabotaging your own joy. <br /><br />How about opening the door to a full and rewarding life starting today?<br /><br /><b>Scroll to the top and click the “buy now” button.</b>

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