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12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
by Jordan B. Peterson

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

January 23, 2018

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<b><b>#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER </b><br />#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER<br /><br />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.</b><br /><br />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. <br />     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. <i>12 Rules for Life</i> shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith and human nature, while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its readers.
How to Fight a Hydra: Face Your Fears, Pursue Your Ambitions, and...
by Josh Kaufman

Language

English

Pages

59

Publication Date

October 23, 2018

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<strong>A survival manual for ambitious <strike>artists</strike> <strike>entrepreneurs</strike> ADVENTURERS</strong><br /><br />You have a Hydra: a grand, ambitious project you’ve always wanted to tackle. It feels overwhelming, unconquerable. Chop off one of a Hydra’s heads, and two more grow in its place.<br /><br />How will you ever defeat such a terrifying monstrosity – and live to tell the tale?<br /> <br />In this illuminating fable, productivity expert Josh Kaufman explores the uncertainty and fear inherent in facing down any ambitious challenge, from starting a new business to completing a work of art.<br /><br />The risks involved can never be eliminated, but they can be understood, anticipated, and mitigated. Armed with an adventurer's insights into tackling unknown and fearsome challenges, you can tame a project of epic proportions.<br /><br /><em>How to Fight a Hydra</em> is an essential handbook for artists, creative professionals, and entrepreneurs tired of ignoring the call to adventure. <br /><br />So prepare for battle, brave soul. Draw your sword. Light your torch. <br /><br />In the darkness ahead, your Hydra awaits.
The 48 Laws of Power
by Robert Greene

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English

Pages

452

Publication Date

September 01, 2000

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<b>Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this multi-million-copy <i>New York Times </i>bestseller<i> </i>is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control – from the author of <i>The Laws of Human Nature. </i></b><br /><br /> In the book that <i>People </i>magazine proclaimed “beguiling” and “fascinating,” Robert Greene and Joost Elffers have distilled three thousand years of the history of power into 48 essential laws by drawing from the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz and also from the lives of figures ranging from Henry Kissinger to P.T. Barnum.<br />  <br /> Some laws teach the need for prudence (“Law 1: Never Outshine the Master”), others teach the value of confidence (“Law 28: Enter Action with Boldness”), and many recommend absolute self-preservation (“Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally”). Every law, though, has one thing in common: an interest in total domination. In a bold and arresting two-color package, <i>The 48 Laws of Power </i>is ideal whether your aim is conquest, self-defense, or simply to understand the rules of the game.
The Systems Thinker: Essential Thinking Skills For Solving Proble...
by Albert Rutherford

Language

English

Pages

338

Publication Date

September 21, 2018

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<h2>Find the optimal solutions to your problems. Gain a deep understanding of the “what, why, how, when, how much” questions of your life. </h2><br />Become a <i>Systems Thinker</i> and discover how to approach your life from a completely new perspective.<br /><br />What is systems thinking? Put it simply, thinking about how things interact with one another. <br /><br />Why should this matter to you? Because you are a system. You are a part of smaller and larger systems – your community, your country, your species. Understanding your role within these systems and <b>how these systems affect, hinder, or aid the fulfillment of your life can lead you to better answers about yourself and the world.</b><br /><br />Information is the most precious asset these days. Evaluating that information correctly is almost priceless. Systems thinkers are some of the bests in collecting and assessing information, as well as creating impactful solutions in any context.<br /><br /><i>The Systems Thinker</i> will help you to <u>implement systems thinking at your workplace, human relations, and everyday thinking habits. </u><br /><br />Boost your observation and analytical skills to find the real triggers and influencing forces behind contemporary politics, economics, health, and education changes. <br /><br />Systems thinking <b>clears your vision</b> by teaching you not only to find the differences between the elements but also the similarities. This bi-directional analyzing ability will give you a more complex worldview, deeper understanding of problems, and thus better solutions.<br /><br />The car stopped because its tank is empty – so it needs gas. Easy problem, easy solution, right? But could you explain just as easily why did the price of gas raise with 5% the past month? After becoming a systems thinker, you’ll be able to answer that question just as easily.<br /><br /><h2>Change your thoughts, change your results.</h2> <br />•What are the main elements, questions and methods of thinking in systems?<br />•<b>The most widely used systems archetypes, maps, models, and analytical methods.</b><br />•Learn to identify and provide solutions even the most complex system problems.<br />•<b>Deepen your understanding about human motivation with systems thinking.</b><br /><br />The past fifty years brought so many changes in our lives. The world has become more interconnected than ever. Old rules can’t explain the new world anymore. But systems thinking can. Embrace systems thinking and <b>become a master of analytical, critical, and creative thinking. </b><br />
When Breath Becomes Air
by Paul Kalanithi

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English

Pages

231

Publication Date

January 12, 2016

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • <b><b><b>For readers of Atul Gawande, Andrew Solomon, and Anne Lamott, this inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question <i>What makes a life worth living?</i></b></b></b></b><br /><br /> <b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY</b><br /> <b><i>The New York Times Book Review • People • </i>NPR<i> • The Washington Post • Slate • Harper’s Bazaar • Time Out New York • Publishers Weekly • BookPage</i></b><br /><br /> <b>Finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award in Creative Nonfiction and the Books for a Better Life Award in Inspirational Memoir</b><br /><br />At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. <i>When Breath Becomes Air</i> chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a naïve medical student “possessed,” as he wrote, “by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life” into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality.<br /><br /> What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir.<br /><br /> Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all. “I began to realize that coming face to face with my own mortality, in a sense, had changed nothing and everything,” he wrote. “Seven words from Samuel Beckett began to repeat in my head: ‘I can’t go on. I’ll go on.’” <i>When Breath Becomes Air</i> is an unforgettable, life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a brilliant writer who became both.
Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment
by Francis Fukuyama

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

September 11, 2018

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<p><b>The <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Origins of Political Order</i> offers a provocative examination of modern identity politics: its origins, its effects, and what it means for domestic and international affairs of state</b></p><p>In 2014, Francis Fukuyama wrote that American institutions were in decay, as the state was progressively captured by powerful interest groups. Two years later, his predictions were borne out by the rise to power of a series of political outsiders whose economic nationalism and authoritarian tendencies threatened to destabilize the entire international order. These populist nationalists seek direct charismatic connection to “the people,” who are usually defined in narrow identity terms that offer an irresistible call to an in-group and exclude large parts of the population as a whole. </p><p>Demand for recognition of one’s identity is a master concept that unifies much of what is going on in world politics today. The universal recognition on which liberal democracy is based has been increasingly challenged by narrower forms of recognition based on nation, religion, sect, race, ethnicity, or gender, which have resulted in anti-immigrant populism, the upsurge of politicized Islam, the fractious “identity liberalism” of college campuses, and the emergence of white nationalism. Populist nationalism, said to be rooted in economic motivation, actually springs from the demand for recognition and therefore cannot simply be satisfied by economic means. The demand for identity cannot be transcended; we must begin to shape identity in a way that supports rather than undermines democracy.</p><p><i>Identity</i> is an urgent and necessary book—a sharp warning that unless we forge a universal understanding of human dignity, we will doom ourselves to continuing conflict.</p>
The Existentialist's Survival Guide: How to Live Authentically in...
by Gordon Marino

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English

Pages

258

Publication Date

April 24, 2018

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<p><strong>“When it comes to living, there’s no getting out alive. But books can help us survive, so to speak, by passing on what is most important about being human before we perish. In <em>The Existentialist’s Survival Guide, </em>Marino has produced an honest and moving book of self-help for readers generally disposed to loathe the genre.” —<em>The Wall Street Journal</em></strong><strong><u></u></strong></p><p><strong>Sophisticated self-help for the 21<sup>st</sup> century—when every crisis feels like an existential crisis</strong></p><p>Soren Kierkegaard, Frederick Nietzsche, Jean-Paul Sartre, and other towering figures of existentialism grasped that human beings are, at heart, moody creatures, susceptible to an array of psychological setbacks, crises of faith, flights of fancy, and other emotional ups and downs. Rather than understanding moods—good and bad alike—as afflictions to be treated with pharmaceuticals, this swashbuckling group of thinkers generally known as existentialists believed that such feelings not only offer enduring lessons about living a life of integrity, but also help us discern an inner spark that can inspire spiritual development and personal transformation. To listen to Kierkegaard and company, how we grapple with these feelings shapes who we are, how we act, and, ultimately, the kind of lives we lead.  </p><p>In <em>The Existentialist's Survival Guide</em>, Gordon Marino, director of the Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College and boxing correspondent for <em>The Wall Street Journal</em>, recasts the practical takeaways existentialism offers for the twenty-first century. From negotiating angst, depression, despair, and death to practicing faith, morality, and love, Marino dispenses wisdom on how to face existence head-on while keeping our hearts intact, especially when the universe feels like it’s working against us and nothing seems to matter. </p><p>What emerges are life-altering and, in some cases, lifesaving epiphanies—existential prescriptions for living with integrity, courage, and authenticity in an increasingly chaotic, uncertain, and inauthentic age.</p><p> </p>
A Radical Approach to the Akashic Records: Master Your Life and R...
by Melissa Feick

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English

Pages

194

Publication Date

August 03, 2018

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Are you ready to <b>accelerate your spiritual awakening?<br />Do you want to learn the most valuable <strong>ascension tools</strong> that will help you become your <strong>higher consciousness?</strong><br />You have a special purpose! There is a radical spiritual awakening happening, and the Akashic Records say that the intention of the shift is to transform the lower vibrations and raise your vibration.<br />In this book, you will have the best ascension tools, and you will learn a simple, easy process of accessing the <strong>Akashic Records on the Quantum Field</strong> so that you may transcend the lower vibrations and create a life filled with Joy!<br />Are you ready to learn the <i>real secret to transformation? <br /><em><strong>A Radical Approach to the Akashic Records: Master Your Life and Raise Your Vibration</strong></em> doesn't just explain the Akashic Records, we give you the most important information about reaching the Records at the Highest Vibration.<br />It's time for you to <strong>take back your power</strong> and...<br /><ul><li>Be in the frequency of <strong>Oneness and Love</strong></li><li>Drastically change your life and the lives of others</li><li>Do readings and healings in the limitless energy of <strong>the highest vibration of the Akashic Records</strong></li><li>Experience a step by step guide to the what, where and how of working in the Akashic Records on the<strong> Quantum Field</strong></li><li>Practical <em>meditations and exercises </em>to help you read and heal in the Akashic Records for yourself and others</li><li>How to<strong> rewrite </strong>your Akashic Records and transform your lower vibrational patterns that keep you feeling stuck</li><li>Transcend your <em>Karmic patterns</em> that keep you experiencing the same issues over and over again</li><li>Live your life more on purpose and more consciously</li><li>Discover your <strong>gifts and truth of your soul purpose</strong></li></ul><em>A Radical Approach to the Akashic Records</em> gives you the tools to live a happier life!<br /><em>A Radical Approach to the Akashic Records </em></i><em>helps you create a meaningful life of manifestation and creation. Transform all your negative patterns quickly and easily by healing in the Quantum Field of the Akashic Records.<br /><strong>Don't wait!</strong><br /><strong>Read this book and unlock the benefits of the Akashic Records on the Quantum Field today!</strong></em></b>
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and R...
by Jonathan Haidt

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English

Pages

530

Publication Date

March 13, 2012

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<p><b><i>New York Times</i> Bestseller</b><br /> <b> </b><br /> <b>In this “landmark contribution to humanity’s understanding of itself” (<i>The New York Times Book Review</i>) social psychologist Jonathan Haidt<i> </i>challenges conventional thinking about morality, politics, and religion in a way that speaks to conservatives and liberals alike. </b><br />  <br /> Drawing on his twenty five years of groundbreaking research on moral psychology, Haidt shows how moral judgments arise not from reason but from gut feelings. He shows why liberals, conservatives, and libertarians have such different intuitions about right and wrong, and he shows why each side is actually right about many of its central concerns. In this subtle yet accessible book, Haidt gives you the key to understanding the miracle of human cooperation, as well as the curse of our eternal divisions and conflicts. If you’re ready to trade in anger for understanding, read <i>The Righteous Mind</i>.<br /><br /></p>
A Brief History of Time
by Stephen Hawking

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English

Pages

226

Publication Date

May 04, 2011

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><br /><br />A landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking’s book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin—and what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe unending—or are there boundaries? Are there other dimensions in space? What will happen when it all ends?<br /><br />Told in language we all can understand, <i>A Brief History of Time</i> plunges into the exotic realms of black holes and quarks, of antimatter and “arrows of time,” of the big bang and a bigger God—where the possibilities are wondrous and unexpected. With exciting images and profound imagination, Stephen Hawking brings us closer to the ultimate secrets at the very heart of creation.

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