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Get Ready for Your White Coat: A Doctor's Guide on Getting into t...
by Dr. Olatokunbo M. Famakin...

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English

Pages

65

Publication Date

November 14, 2018

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<p>Becoming a doctor is a rewarding, but difficult process. <br /><br />The first major step? Getting accepted to medical school. <br /><br /><br /><br />Good grades and high scores are not enough to guarantee admission. Medical schools are looking for something more. While there are many resources that explain the mechanics of the admissions process, this guide goes a step further and highlights the intangible qualities that admissions committees REALLY desire.<br /><br /><br /><br />In <em>Get Ready for Your White Coat: A Doctor’s Guide on Getting into the Best Medical Schools</em>, Dr. Olatokunbo Famakinwa shares her knowledge of the qualities that are important for a career in medicine. Drawing on her own experience and her years of advising hundreds of students, Dr. Famakinwa explains the importance of traits like integrity, empathy, and intellectual curiosity in medicine and how an aspiring doctor can work to develop these attributes.</p>
The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Id...
by , Jonathan Haidt

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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<b>Something is going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and afraid to speak honestly. How did this happen?</b><br />  <br /> First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt show how the new problems on campus have their origins in three terrible ideas that have become increasingly woven into American childhood and education: what doesn’t kill you makes you weaker; always trust your feelings; and life is a battle between good people and evil people. These three Great Untruths are incompatible with basic psychological principles, as well as ancient wisdom from many cultures. They interfere with healthy development. Anyone who embraces these untruths—and the resulting culture of safetyism—is less likely to become an autonomous adult able to navigate the bumpy road of life. <br />  <br /> Lukianoff and Haidt investigate the many social trends that have intersected to produce these untruths. They situate the conflicts on campus in the context of America’s rapidly rising political polarization, including a rise in hate crimes and off-campus provocation. They explore changes in childhood including the rise of fearful parenting, the decline of unsupervised play, and the new world of social media that has engulfed teenagers in the last decade. <br />  <br /> This is a book for anyone who is confused by what is happening on college campuses today, or has children, or is concerned about the growing inability of Americans to live, work, and cooperate across party lines.
The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the...
by Heather Mac Donald

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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<p><b>By the <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author: a provocative account of the attack on the humanities, the rise of intolerance, and the erosion of serious learning</b><br /><b></b><br />America is in crisis, from the university to the workplace. Toxic ideas first spread by higher education have undermined humanistic values, fueled intolerance, and widened divisions in our larger culture. Chaucer, Shakespeare and Milton? Oppressive. American history? Tyranny. Professors correcting grammar and spelling, or employers hiring by merit? Racist and sexist. Students emerge into the working world believing that human beings are defined by their skin color, gender, and sexual preference, and that oppression based on these characteristics is the American experience. Speech that challenges these campus orthodoxies is silenced with brute force.</p><p><i>The Diversity Delusion</i> argues that the root of this problem is the belief in America’s endemic racism and sexism, a belief that has engendered a metastasizing diversity bureaucracy in society and academia. Diversity commissars denounce meritocratic standards as discriminatory, enforce hiring quotas, and teach students and adults alike to think of themselves as perpetual victims. From #MeToo mania that blurs flirtations with criminal acts, to implicit bias and diversity compliance training that sees racism in every interaction, Heather Mac Donald argues that we are creating a nation of narrowed minds, primed for grievance, and that we are putting our competitive edge at risk. </p><p>But there is hope in the works of authors, composers, and artists who have long inspired the best in us. Compiling the author’s decades of research and writing on the subject, <i>The Diversity Delusion</i> calls for a return to the classical liberal pursuits of open-minded inquiry and expression, by which everyone can discover a common humanity.</p>
Undocumented: A Dominican Boy's Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter t...
by Dan-el Padilla Peralta

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English

Pages

313

Publication Date

July 28, 2015

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<b>An undocumented immigrant’s journey from a New York City homeless shelter to the top of his Princeton class</b><br /><br />Dan-el Padilla Peralta has lived the American dream. As a boy, he came here legally with his family. Together they left Santo Domingo behind, but life in New York City was harder than they imagined. Their visas lapsed, and Dan-el’s father returned home. But Dan-el’s courageous mother was determined to make a better life for her bright sons.<br /><br />Without papers, she faced tremendous obstacles. While Dan-el was only in grade school, the family joined the ranks of the city’s homeless. Dan-el, his mother, and brother lived in a downtown shelter where Dan-el’s only refuge was the meager library. There he met Jeff, a young volunteer from a wealthy family. Jeff was immediately struck by Dan-el’s passion for books and learning. With Jeff’s help, Dan-el was accepted on scholarship to Collegiate, the oldest private school in the country.<br /><br />There, Dan-el thrived. Throughout his youth, Dan-el navigated these two worlds: the rough streets of East Harlem, where he lived with his brother and his mother and tried to make friends, and the ultra-elite halls of a Manhattan private school, where he could immerse himself in a world of books and where he soon rose to the top of his class.<br /><br />From Collegiate, Dan-el went to Princeton, where he thrived, and where he made the momentous decision to come out as an undocumented student in a <i>Wall Street Journal</i> profile a few months before he gave the salutatorian’s traditional address in Latin at his commencement.<br /><br /><i>Undocumented</i> is a classic story of the triumph of the human spirit. It also is the perfect cri de coeur for the debate on comprehensive immigration reform.<br /><br /><b><u>Praise for <i>Undocumented</i></u></b><br /><br />“Dan-el Padilla Peralta’s story is as compulsively readable as a novel, an all-American tall tale that just happens to be true. From homeless shelter to Princeton, Oxford, and Stanford, through the grace not only of his own hard work but his mother’s discipline and care, he documents the America we should still aspire to be.” —Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter, President of the New America Foundation
The Content Trap: A Strategist's Guide to Digital Change
by Bharat Anand

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English

Pages

413

Publication Date

October 18, 2016

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<b>“A masterful and thought-provoking book that has reshaped my understanding of content in the digital landscape.”—Ariel Emanuel, co-CEO, WME | IMG</b><br /><br /> <b>Harvard Business School Professor of Strategy Bharat Anand presents an incisive new approach to digital transformation that favors fostering connectivity over focusing exclusively on content.</b><br /><br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>BLOOMBERG</i></b><br /><br /> Companies everywhere face two major challenges today: getting noticed and getting paid. To confront these obstacles, Bharat Anand examines a range of businesses around the world, from <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i> to <i>The Economist,</i> from Chinese Internet giant Tencent to Scandinavian digital trailblazer Schibsted, and from talent management to the future of education. Drawing on these stories and on the latest research in economics, strategy, and marketing, this refreshingly engaging book reveals important lessons, smashes celebrated myths, and reorients strategy.<br /><br /> Success for flourishing companies comes not from making the best content but from recognizing how content enables customers’ connectivity; it comes not from protecting the value of content at all costs but from unearthing related opportunities close by; and it comes not from mimicking competitors’ best practices but from seeing choices as part of a connected whole.<br /><br /> Digital change means that everyone today can reach and interact with others directly: We are all in the content business. But that comes with risks that Bharat Anand<i> </i>teaches us how to recognize and navigate. Filled with conversations with key players and in-depth dispatches from the front lines of digital change, <i>The Content Trap</i> is an essential new playbook for navigating the turbulent waters in which we find ourselves.<br /><b><br />Praise for <i>The Content Trap<br /><br /></i></b>“Today, to some extent, every company is a media company, but Anand emphasizes that it’s not just about the content you create; it’s the connections you make that matter—the platforms and network effects.”<b>—Doug McMillon, CEO, Wal-Mart Stores</b><br /><b><i><br /></i></b>“<i>The Content Trap </i>is a book filled with stories of businesses, from music companies to magazine publishers, that missed connections and could never escape the narrow views that had brought them past success. But it is also filled with stories of those who made strategic choices to strengthen the links between content and returns in their new master plans. . . . The book is a call to clear thinking and reassessing why things are the way they are.”<b>—<i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b>
Interview Hero: How to Ace Your Interviews, Find Your Voice, and ...
by Angela Guido

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English

Pages

277

Publication Date

December 03, 2018

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Are you tired of losing job offers at the interview stage? Sick of memorizing worn-out answer templates that make you feel like a fraud at best or a total douche at worst? Ready to start loving interviews instead of hating and fearing them?<br />In this conversational and life-changing book, Angela Guido teaches you how to inspire people with your true story, ups and downs and all. While the other applicants will bore the interviewer to tears with their canned responses and pretense of perfection, you will entertain, engage, and connect. That will make you the most likeable candidate, the one your interviewer champions behind closed doors. <br /><b><i>Interview Hero</i> teaches you…</b><br /><ul><li>New mindsets that transform interviews from painful interrogations to enjoyable conversations </li><br /><li>Deep storytelling skills so you can relate your life’s accomplishments as inspiring narratives without a trace of arrogance</li><br /><li>A step-by-step process to examine your experiences and construct your personal best answers to all the major interview question types </li><br /><li>Techniques to build and maintain confidence before and during the interview so you can win the offer </li></ul><br />Remember, heroes aren’t born heroes. They <i>become</i> heroes. Read on to become an <i>Interview Hero</i> today.
America, Compromised
by Lawrence Lessig

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

October 22, 2018

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<div>“There is not a single American awake to the world who is comfortable with the way things are.”<br /><br /> <br /><br />So begins Lawrence Lessig's sweeping indictment of contemporary American institutions and the corruption that besets them. We can all see it—from the selling of Congress to special interests to the corporate capture of the academy. Something is wrong. It’s getting worse.<br /><br /> <br /><br />And it’s our fault. What Lessig shows, brilliantly and persuasively, is that we can’t blame the problems of contemporary American life on bad people, as our discourse all too often tends to do. Rather, he explains, “We have allowed core institutions of America’s economic, social, and political life to become corrupted. Not by evil souls, but by good souls. Not through crime, but through compromise.” Every one of us, every day, making the modest compromises that seem necessary to keep moving along, is contributing to the rot at the core of American civic life. Through case studies of Congress, finance, the academy, the media, and the law, Lessig shows how institutions are drawn away from higher purposes and toward money, power, quick rewards—the first steps to corruption.<br /><br /> <br /><br />Lessig knows that a charge so broad should not be levied lightly, and that our instinct will be to resist it. So he brings copious, damning detail gleaned from years of research, building a case that is all but incontrovertible: America is on the wrong path. If we don’t acknowledge our own part in that, and act now to change it, we will hand our children a less perfect union than we were given. It will be a long struggle. This book represents the first steps.<br /><br /> </div>
Experience Over Degrees: The Blueprint to Get You the Job Your De...
by , Alex Strathdee

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English

Pages

145

Publication Date

December 01, 2018

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<p>Congrats on your College degree! Hope you weren’t expecting a full-time job.</p><p>We’ve all heard stories about college graduates who can’t find work after college, who are underemployed, and many who are living back home with mom and dad.</p><p>Getting a degree is hard work, but getting a job is even harder work and is not something college actually prepares graduates for.</p><p>Your degree may get you in the door of some companies after graduation, but it does not provide you with a tactical roadmap to choosing the right experiences and then crafting them in a way that gets you hired for the job you want.</p><p><em>Experience over Degrees</em> will teach you about where your passion dwells, knowing relevant topics, developing skills and having experiences that someone will pay you for down the road. It’ll also make you an interesting person who people are drawn to. This is where it all starts, building marketable talents and then learning how to frame your experiences to directly tie into that market. It’s going to take convincing just one company to take a chance you to break into this market.</p><p>Here’s some of what you’ll learn in this book:</p><ul><li>Why “Get Your Dream Job” is useless advice;</li><li>The difference between weak goals and S.M.A.R.T. goals;</li><li>A Networking formula that sets you apart from the endless sea of college graduates;</li><li>Transform Your Boring Resume;</li><li>Why Career Fairs are like the Playoffs;</li><li>The Navy Seal Approach to Mastering the Interview;</li><li>How To Get The Job Offer and Negotiate A Higher Salary;</li><li>And much more!</li></ul><p>With humble beginnings as former lifeguards and door-to-door salesmen, the authors, Rishav and Alex are now working for the most prized companies in the world – LinkedIn and Appian. Students who have used their methods have gone on to jobs with Amazon, Ernst & Young, Under Armour, Microsoft, and many other leading firms. The difference between those students and the ones who continue to lag? The Blueprint contained in this book and Immediate action.</p><p>If you want a framework for getting a job after graduation, then hit the BUY NOW button and let’s get going.</p>
Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town
by Jon Krakauer

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English

Pages

376

Publication Date

April 21, 2015

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<p><b>From bestselling author Jon Krakauer, a stark, powerful, meticulously reported narrative about a series of sexual assaults at the University of Montana ­— stories that illuminate the human drama behind the national plague of campus rape</b><br /> <br />Missoula, Montana, is a typical college town, with a highly regarded state university, bucolic surroundings, a lively social scene, and an excellent football team <b>—</b> the Grizzlies <b>—</b> with a rabid fan base. <br /> <br />The Department of Justice investigated 350 sexual assaults reported to the Missoula police between January 2008 and May 2012. Few of these assaults were properly handled by either the university or local authorities. In this, Missoula is also typical. <br /> <br />A DOJ report released in December of 2014 estimates 110,000 women between the ages of eighteen and twenty-four are raped each year. Krakauer’s devastating narrative of what happened in Missoula makes clear why rape is so prevalent on American campuses, and why rape victims are so reluctant to report assault. <br /> <br />Acquaintance rape is a crime like no other. Unlike burglary or embezzlement or any other felony, the victim often comes under more suspicion than the alleged perpetrator. This is especially true if the victim is sexually active; if she had been drinking prior to the assault — and if the man she accuses plays on a popular sports team. The vanishingly small but highly publicized incidents of false accusations are often used to dismiss her claims in the press. If the case goes to trial, the woman’s entire personal life becomes fair game for defense attorneys. <br /> <br />This brutal reality goes a long way towards explaining why acquaintance rape is the most underreported crime in America. In addition to physical trauma, its victims often suffer devastating psychological damage that leads to feelings of shame, emotional paralysis and stigmatization. PTSD rates for rape victims are estimated to be 50%, higher than soldiers returning from war.<br /> <br />In <i>Missoula</i>, Krakauer chronicles the searing experiences of several women in Missoula — the nights when they were raped; their fear and self-doubt in the aftermath; the way they were treated by the police, prosecutors, defense attorneys; the public vilification and private anguish; their bravery in pushing forward and what it cost them.<br /> <br />Some of them went to the police. Some declined to go to the police, or to press charges, but sought redress from the university, which has its own, non-criminal judicial process when a student is accused of rape. In two cases the police agreed to press charges and the district attorney agreed to prosecute. One case led to a conviction; one to an acquittal. Those women courageous enough to press charges or to speak publicly about their experiences were attacked in the media, on Grizzly football fan sites, and/or to their faces. The university expelled three of the accused rapists, but one was reinstated by state officials in a secret proceeding. One district attorney testified for an alleged rapist at his university hearing. She later left the prosecutor’s office and successfully defended the Grizzlies’ star quarterback in his rape trial. The horror of being raped, in each woman’s case, was magnified by the mechanics of the justice system and the reaction of the community.<br /> <br />Krakauer’s dispassionate, carefully documented account of what these women endured cuts through the abstract ideological debate about campus rape. College-age women are not raped because they are promiscuous, or drunk, or send mixed signals, or feel guilty about casual sex, or seek attention. They are the victims of a terrible crime and deserving of compassion from society and fairness from a justice system that is clearly broken. </p>
How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck (2nd Edition): A proven p...
by Avery Breyer

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English

Pages

122

Publication Date

October 06, 2016

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<h2>In this timeless bestseller, you'll get the motivation and know-how for building up a big stash of emergency cash, getting out of debt, making sure you never run out of money, and avoiding the 11 worst budget traps (that'll ruin your financial plans if you let them!)</h2><br /><br />Find out the most important things that you can do to take control of your money and <b>pay off debt</b>. Get the budget how-to, tools, and knowledge you need to finally get ahead. <b>You'll learn a complete budget system that works for beginners and takes only 15 minutes per week to maintain.</b><br /><br />This is a straightforward budget planning method that <b>will completely transform your finances, and eliminate your money worries once and for all.</b><br /><br />You will also be given <b>free lifetime access to the (digital) Money Tracker,</b> a simple tool that makes budget planning quick and easy.<br /><br /><h2>What's new in the second edition:</h2><br /><br />A brand new chapter has been added on the topic of money and happiness which is key to getting past money blocks that could be contributing to your paycheck-to-paycheck cycle, plus a few minor adjustments were made to the original manuscript.<b>This is one of the budgeting books you NEED in your library. Buy NOW, learn how to make a budget that actually works, and transform your financial life forever!</b>

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