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Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
by Phil Knight

Language

English

Pages

401

Publication Date

April 26, 2016

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><br /> <br />In this instant<i> </i>and tenacious bestseller, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight “offers a rare and revealing look at the notoriously media-shy man behind the swoosh” (<i>Booklist</i>, starred review), illuminating his company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.<br /><br />Bill Gates named <i>Shoe Dog</i> one of his five favorite books of 2016 and called it “an amazing tale, a refreshingly honest reminder of what the path to business success really looks like. It’s a messy, perilous, and chaotic journey, riddled with mistakes, endless struggles, and sacrifice. Phil Knight opens up in ways few CEOs are willing to do.”<br /> <br />Fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost running shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his car in 1963, Knight grossed eight thousand dollars that first year. Today, Nike’s annual sales top $30 billion. In this age of start-ups, Knight’s Nike is the gold standard, and its swoosh is one of the few icons instantly recognized in every corner of the world.<br /> <br />But Knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always been a mystery. In <i>Shoe Dog</i>, he tells his story at last. At twenty-four, Knight decides that rather than work for a big corporation, he will create something all his own, new, dynamic, different. He details the many risks he encountered, the crushing setbacks, the ruthless competitors and hostile bankers—as well as his many thrilling triumphs. Above all, he recalls the relationships that formed the heart and soul of Nike, with his former track coach, the irascible and charismatic Bill Bowerman, and with his first employees, a ragtag group of misfits and savants who quickly became a band of swoosh-crazed brothers.<br /> <br />Together, harnessing the electrifying power of a bold vision and a shared belief in the transformative power of sports, they created a brand—and a culture—that changed everything.
Born to Run
by Christopher McDougall

Language

English

Pages

306

Publication Date

May 04, 2009

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<b>The astonishing national bestseller and hugely entertaining story that completely changed the way we run.</b><br /><br />An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt?<br /> <br />Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall sets out to discover their secrets. In the process, he takes his readers from science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultra-runners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to a climactic race in the Copper Canyons that pits America’s best ultra-runners against the tribe. McDougall’s incredible story will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.
Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Per...
by Alex Hutchinson

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

February 06, 2018

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<p></p><p><strong>THE <em>NEW YORK TIMES</em> BESTSELLER • </strong><strong>Foreword by Malcolm Gladwell</strong></p><p><strong>Limits are an illusion: discover the revolutionary account of the science and psychology of endurance, revealing the secrets of reaching the hidden extra potential within us all.</strong> </p><p><strong>"A voyage to the outer reaches of human capacity.”</strong> <strong>—David Epstein, author of <em>Range</em></strong></p><p><strong>"Reveals how we can all surpass our perceived physical limits." —Adam Grant </strong></p><p>The capacity to endure is the key trait that underlies great performance in virtually every field. But what if we all can go farther, push harder, and achieve more than we think we’re capable of? </p><p>Blending cutting-edge science and gripping storytelling in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwell—who contributes the book’s foreword—award-winning journalist Alex Hutchinson reveals that a wave of paradigm-altering research over the past decade suggests the seemingly physical barriers you encounter as set as much by your brain as by your body. This means the mind is the new frontier of endurance—and that the horizons of performance are much more elastic than we once thought.</p><p>But, of course, it’s not “all in your head.” For each of the physical limits that Hutchinson explores—pain, muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, fuel—he carefully disentangles the delicate interplay of mind and body by telling the riveting stories of men and women who’ve pushed their own limits in extraordinary ways.</p><p>The longtime “Sweat Science” columnist for <em>Outside</em> and <em>Runner’s World</em>, Hutchinson, a former national-team long-distance runner and Cambridge-trained physicist, was one of only two reporters granted access to Nike’s top-secret training project to break the two-hour marathon barrier, an extreme quest he traces throughout the book. But the lessons he draws from shadowing elite athletes and from traveling to high-tech labs around the world are surprisingly universal. Endurance, Hutchinson writes, is “the struggle to continue against a mounting desire to stop”—and we’re always capable of pushing a little farther.</p>
One-Way Ticket: Nine Lives on Two Wheels
by Jonathan Vaughters

Language

English

Pages

349

Publication Date

August 27, 2019

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<b>The new memoir tracing story of cycling since the 1980s, through the eyes of Jonathan Vaughters, founder of team Education First and one of the sport's most towering figures.</b><br /><br />Jonathan Vaughters' story is the story of modern cycling. From his early years as a keen cyclist in his hometown in Colorado to his unflinching rite of passage as a professional rider with US Postal to his elevation as one of cycling's most resilient, ethical and intelligent team bosses, the highs and lows of his career have mirrored those of the sport itself. Vaughters has had a front-row seat for most of the major events in cycling over the past three decades. He was both a former teammate of Lance and a leading witness against him. And he went on to renounce doping and start the first pro cycling team to dedicate itself to clean riding, which has grown into one of the most successful teams competing today and started a movement that has swept across the sport.<br /><br />This is also not simply a story of races won and lost: Vaughters shows readers how he navigated the complex, international business of building Slipstream into a world-class cycling team. Over the past decade, he has led the sport out of the scandal-plagued Armstrong era. By presenting the world with a team made of talented racers built around a rigorous approach to clean racing, he set a new standard within cycling that has since spread across the peloton. Written from the unique perspective of both a racer and a team manager, <i>One-Way Ticket</i> gives the complete story of what it takes to build a winning team and repair the reputation of a sport.
Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results
by Stephen Guise

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

December 22, 2013

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<b>***A Worldwide Bestseller in 17 Languages!***</b><br /> <div>                 <div><b>Lasting Change For Early Quitters, Burnouts, The Unmotivated, And Everyone Else Too</b></div><div></div><br /><div>When I decided to start exercising consistently 10 years ago, this is what <i>actually</i> happened:</div><div><ul><li>I tried "getting motivated." It worked sometimes. </li><li>I tried setting audacious big goals. I almost always failed them.</li><li>I tried to make changes last. They didn't.</li></ul></div><div></div><br /><div>Like most people who try to change and fail, I assumed that <i>I</i> was the problem. </div><div></div><br /><div>Then one afternoon--after another failed attempt to get motivated to exercise--I (accidentally) started my first mini habit. I initially committed to do one push-up, and it turned into a full workout. I was shocked. This "stupid idea" wasn't supposed to work. I was shocked again when my success with this strategy continued for months (and to this day). <i>I had to consider that maybe I wasn't the problem in those 10 years of mediocre results. Maybe it was my prior strategies that were ineffective, despite being oft-repeated as "the way to change" in countless books and blogs. </i><br /><br />I was right.</div><div></div><br /><div><b>Is There A Scientific Explanation For This? </b></div><div>As I sought understanding, I found a plethora of scientific studies that had answers, with nobody to interpret them correctly. Based on the science--which you'll find peppered throughout <i>Mini Habits--</i>we've been doing it all wrong. </div><br /><div></div><div>You <i>can</i> succeed without the guilt, intimidation, and repeated failure associated with such strategies as "getting motivated," New Year's Resolutions, or even "just doing it." In fact, you need to stop using those strategies if they aren't giving you great results. They don't work because they all require you to fight against your subconscious brain (a fight not easily won). It's only when you start playing by your brain's rules and taking your human limitations seriously--as mini habits show you how to do--that you can achieve lasting change.</div><br /><b>What's A Mini Habit?</b><br />A mini habit is a very small positive behavior that you force yourself to do every day; its "too small to fail" nature makes it weightless, deceptively powerful, and a superior habit-building strategy. You will have no choice but to believe in yourself when you're always moving forward. The barrier to the first step is so low that even depressed or "stuck" people can find early success and begin to reverse their lives right away. And if you think one push-up a day is too small to matter, I've got one heck of a story for you!<div><br /><b>Aim For The First Step</b><br />They say when you aim for the moon, you'll land among the stars. Well, that doesn't make sense, as the moon is closer than the stars. I digress. The message is that you should aim very high and even if you fall short, you'll still get somewhere. I've found the opposite to be true in regards to productivity and healthy behaviors. When you aim for the moon, you'll won't shoot because it's too far away. But when you aim for the step in front of you, you might just keep going and reach the moon.<br /><br /><b>I've used the Mini Habits strategy to get into the best shape of my life, read 10x more books, and write 4x as many words.</b> It started from requiring one push-up from myself every day. How ridiculous is that? Not so ridiculous when you consider the science of the brain, habits, and willpower. The <i>Mini Habits</i> system works because it's how our brains are designed to change.</div><div></div><br /><div>I relished the opportunity to share this life-changing strategy with the world. I loved writing <i>Mini Habits.</i> You'll see my passion in the content as well as the overall quality and presentation of the book. <br /><br /><b>Note:</b> This book isn't for eliminating bad habits (though some principles could be useful for breaking habits). Mini Habits is a strategy to create permanent healthy habits. Some categories include: exercise, writing, reading, thinking positively, meditating, drinking water, eating healthy foods, etc.</div></div><div>            </div>
marobashinoshoshinkageryuuhyouhoutachishouden: nagaokafusashigesh...
by take yuuji

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Japanese

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Publication Date

August 21, 2019

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戦国時代の末、天文年間(1532~1555)、上泉伊勢守秀綱、新陰流兵法を創始、それまでの豪撃剣法を革新。<br /> 新陰流は、柳生但馬守宗厳(後の石舟斎)に伝えられ(1565(永禄8)年4月)、以後、石舟斎の嫡孫、柳生兵庫助利厳(としとし)に相伝(1604(慶長9)年8月)され、柳生家の家伝となった。以来、幕府、尾張徳川家のお家流ともなり、今に続く。<br /> しかし、流祖以来の「不立文字」の伝統の下、江戸の中期、新陰流の口伝や術理は混乱。<br /> 時に、太平の時代、勢法(カタ)中心の新陰流流は派手さと気合いの竹刀競技の前に庶人の支持を失い、華法剣法、<br />年寄剣法と嘲笑された。<br /> これを救ったのが、第五世厳包(連也斎 1625~1694年)の遺した遺書。<br /> 連也の死後80回忌に開被(1772又は73年頃)。流祖以来の新陰流の大宗が明らかとなり、新陰流を救った。<br /> この頃、少年剣士だった長岡房成(ながおか ふさしげ 1762~1849年)。<br /> 後年、新陰流の再興に尽力。1820(文政3)年9月、本伝と内伝を止揚、さらに、他流での剣術を藻採り入れた実用の剣術「試合勢法(219勢法)」を完成。<br />  更に、生涯を通じ、流祖以来の古来の術理を解明、多くを記し、新陰流流を今に遺した。<br />  拙著上梓の趣旨は、長岡房成先師の大業を顕彰するもの。願わくば、道統の士の寄らんこと。<br />  総ページ数、700弱。<br />  以下、目次により構成を記す。<br /><br /> 目次 <br /><br /> 緒言<br /> 稽古法<br /><br />第一編 内伝 <br /> 第一章 三学円之太刀 <br /> 第二章 九箇之太刀 <br /> 第三章 燕飛六箇之太刀 <br /> 第四章 大転並小転<br /> 第五章 天狗抄太刀数構八 <br /> 第六章 奥義之太刀<br /> 第七章 奪刀法 <br /> 第八章 古式(新陰流兵法口伝書外伝)<br />   第一 三学円之太刀 <br />   第二 九箇之太刀 <br />   第三 燕飛六箇之太刀 <br />   追記一 声をかけること<br />   追記二 木刀のこと <br />   追記三 上泉流祖自室目録燕飛の巻註解 <br />   第四 天狗抄太刀数構八 <br />付録 取揚げ使い・下から使い比較表<br /><br />第二編 外伝 <br /> 第一章 相雷刀<br /> 第二章 中 段<br /> 第三章 下段<br /> 第四章 後雷刀(大転変)<br /> 第五章 続雷刀<br />   七勢法 <br />   八勢法 <br />   三勢法 <br />   秘伝三勢法<br /> 第六章 小転変<br />   下段変<br />   雷刀変<br />   小転変増補<br /> 第七章 外雷刀<br />   相雷刀 <br />   相城郭 <br />   相下段 <br />   撥草 <br />   猿廻変<br />   一刀変 <br />   相雷刀変刀捧 <br />   雷刀打 <br /> 第八章 補遺<br />   両刀<br />   火砲勢<br />   下段小転 <br />   撃両敵 <br />   向槍深檐勢<br />   向槍擬偃月刀<br />   向偃月刀 <br />   打欲奪刀者<br />   木刀向真刀勢 <br />   闇地矮車 <br />   撃介者  <br />   撃介者付言<br /> 長岡氏略譜 五〇〇<br /><br />付属編 <br />  第一 新陰流兵法截相口伝書二<br /> 新陰流兵法截相口傳書(柳生宗厳 著)<br />  新陰流兵法截相口傳書(柳生厳包 著)<br />   新陰流兵法截相口傳書(長岡房成 著)<br /> 第二 新陰流兵法目録 <br /> 第三 没茲味手段口傳書<br /> 第四 始終不捨書<br /> 第五 七太刀<br /> 第六 二十七箇条<br /> 第七 制剛流抜刀術一<br />     居合表 <br />     居合裏 <br />     立合表 <br />     立合裏 <br />     別 伝 <br /> 第八 新陰流杖術<br />     奥之杖<br /> 第九 年表(上泉伊勢守信綱年紀) <br /> 第十 補輯 <br /> 一 着帯法・着袴法<br /> 二 木刀のこと<br /> 三 手裏剣のこと<br /> 四 逸話<br /> 五 剣道歴史<br /> 六 道統のこと<br />                以上
What Is a Girl Worth?: My Story of Breaking the Silence and Expos...
by Rachael Denhollander

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

September 10, 2019

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<b>Recipient of <i>Sports Illustrated</i>’s Inspiration of the Year Award and one of <i>Time</i>’s 100 Most Influential People (2018)</b><br /><i>“Who is going to tell these little girls that what was done to them matters? That they are seen and valued, that they are not alone and they are not unprotected?”</i><br /><br />Rachael Denhollander’s voice was heard around the world when she spoke out to end the most shocking scandal in US gymnastics history. The first victim to publicly accuse Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor who abused hundreds of young athletes, Rachael now reveals her full story for the first time. How did Nassar get away with it for so long? How did Rachael and the other survivors finally stop him and bring him to justice? And how can we protect the vulnerable in our own families, churches, and communities?<br /><br /><i>What Is a Girl Worth?</i> is the inspiring true story of Rachael’s journey from an idealistic young gymnast to a strong and determined woman who found the courage to raise her voice against evil, even when she thought the world might not listen. This deeply personal and compelling narrative shines a spotlight on the physical and emotional impact of abuse, why so many survivors are reluctant to speak out, what it means to be believed, the extraordinary power of faith and forgiveness, and how we can learn to do what’s right in the moments that matter most.
Training for the Uphill Athlete: A Manual for Mountain Runners an...
by , Kilian Jornet

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English

Pages

516

Publication Date

March 12, 2019

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<p>Dovetailing on the success of <i>Training for the New Alpinism</i> and Patagonia’s own emphasis on all mountain use, <i>Training for the Uphill Athlete</i> translates theory into methodology to allow you to write your own training plans and coach yourself to endurance goals. Steve House, one of the best mountaineers, and his coach Scott Johnston, an Olympic-level cross country ski coach, along with Kilian Jornet, hands-down best endurance athlete at this time, present training principles for the multisport mountain athlete who regularly participates in a mix of distance running, ski mountaineering, and other endurance sports that require optimum fitness and customized strength. <p>This is an authoritative but accessible training manual for athletes and coaches who feel most alive in the mountains or pushing the uphill ascent. Distance running, ski mountaineering, skimo, and skyrunning are becoming increasingly popular all over the world, and are often undertaken by the same person during a single year. This book collects the scientifically backed and athlete-tested wisdom and experience of three of the best uphill athletes and coaches and extrapolates both to educate outdoor athletes of all stripes to perform their best. <i>The book includes the same mix of theory, application, and experiential essays from experts in the field, as well as instructional illustrations as in <i>Training for the New Alpinism<i>. Contributions by Kilian Jornet increase the worldwide appeal of the book.
Jiu-Jitsu University
by , Kevin Howell

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English

Pages

372

Publication Date

November 29, 2015

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Saulo Ribeiro—six-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion—is world-renowned for his functional jiu-jitsu knowledge and flawless technique. In <i>Jiu-Jitsu University</i>, Ribeiro shares with the public for the first time his revolutionary system of grappling, mapping out more than 200 techniques that carry you from white to black belt. Illuminating common jiu-jitsu errors and then illustrating practical remedies, this book is a must for all who train in jiu-jitsu. Not your run-of-the-mill technique book, <i>Jiu-Jitsu University</i> is a detailed training manual that will ultimately change the way jiu-jitsu is taught around the globe.
The Girls: An All-American Town, a Predatory Doctor, and the Unto...
by Abigail Pesta

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English

Pages

233

Publication Date

August 06, 2019

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<b>The inside story of how serial predator Larry Nassar got away with abusing hundreds of gymnasts for decades -- and how a team of brave women banded together to bring him down.</b><br /><br />We think of Larry Nassar as the despicable sexual predator of Olympic gymnasts -- but there is an astonishing, untold story. For decades, in a small-town gym in Michigan, he honed his manipulations on generations of aspiring gymnasts. Kids from the neighborhood. Girls with hopes of a college scholarship. Athletes and parents with a dream. In <i>The Girls</i>, these brave women for the first time describe Nassar's increasingly bold predations through the years, recount their warning calls unheeded, and demonstrate their resiliency in the face of a nightmare.<br /><br /> <i>The Girls</i> is a profound exploration of trust, ambition, betrayal, and self-discovery. Award-winning journalist Abigail Pesta unveils this deeply reported narrative at a time when the nation is wrestling with the implications of the MeToo movement. How do the women who grew up with Nassar reconcile the monster in the news with the man they once trusted? In <i>The Girls</i>, we learn that their answers to that wrenching question are as rich, insightful, and varied as the human experience itself. <br /><br />

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