My Personal Best

My Personal Best Author John Wooden
ISBN-10 0071502033
Year 2004-05-14
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER For John Wooden's millions of fans--a heartfelt and revealing self-portrait about the people and events that shaped his life Sports Illustrated declared: "There has never been a finer coach in American sports than John Wooden. Nor a finer man." ESPN selected him as the "Greatest Coach of the 20th Century." From his birth on an Indiana tenant farm, to All-American honors at Purdue, to his historic record-setting UCLA dynasty, John Wooden is a towering figure in 20th-century sports, and his experience and wisdom an American treasure. In My Personal Best, Coach Wooden tells how he did it and the lessons he learned on his remarkable journey. Pairing never-before-seen photos from Coach Wooden's private collection with his personal stories and affirmations, this book encompasses the dramatic arc of Wooden's larger-than-life achievements and experiences. As he did in his perpetual bestseller Wooden, Coach offers a wealth of biographical details, personal reflections, and a lifetime of lessons. His millions of fans will cherish this definitive pictorial history of a living sports legend. "John Wooden is a living legend because he practiced what he preached--the code of ethics which created America's strength." --Phil Jackson, head coach, Los Angeles Lakers "Most of what I know, what's made me a smart man, has come from John Wooden." --Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer "A man of John Wooden's accomplishments and integrity would stand out in any era, but now, almost three decades after he coached his last game, he is in some ways an even more striking figure." --Bob Costas

Lightning Strikes

Lightning Strikes Author John F. Wasik
ISBN-10 1454917687
Year 2016-10-04
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher
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Seventy years after his death, Nikola Tesla has become a rock star. "Lightning Strikes" examines his complete life and legacy, including Tesla s astonishing 700 patents and the long-secret papers he kept at his side when he died. Engineers, entrepreneurs, and academics will find it invaluable not only for the never-before-published interviews and archives, but also for the creative principles that visionaries like Larry Page and Elon Musk have used to build iconic brands and groundbreaking inventions. The book also reveals why the government and business leaders wanted to shut down Tesla s bold experiments, and how hundreds of his ideas are now being implemented globally including clean power, robotics, alternating current motors, and wireless transmission of power and information."

Crazy Time

Crazy Time Author Abigail Trafford
ISBN-10 9780062379832
Year 2014-11-11
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Thoroughly revised and updated for a new generation, the essential guide for men and women to help them weather the turmoil of divorce and build rich, rewarding lives There is nothing easy about the breakup of a marriage, from coping with loss and failure to dealing with the uncertainty of the future. In this intelligent and insightful book, Abigail Trafford charts this emotional journey, identifying the common phases in the evolution from marriage to separation to divorce and eventually to a new life. Based upon her personal experience, extensive research, and interviews with hundreds of divorced men and women, Trafford offers individuals a better understanding of their own experiences and the message that they are not alone in their pain and confusion. Crazy Time is also an investment in the future—Trafford reveals the telltale signs of a marriage in crisis and discusses what determines whether a relationship will survive over time. This revised edition includes the most up-to-date research on the effects of divorce in adults' and children's lives, addresses the special challenges of becoming single again in the age of the Internet, and broadens the experience of divorce to include the breakup of all committed relationships. For anyone who has divorced, or is considering taking that step, Crazy Time offers a sense of hope and confidence that this transition is not only an ending but can also be a valuable beginning.

Humbled by the Journey

Humbled by the Journey Author Miguel Benito Fernandez
ISBN-10 0990520528
Year 2014-12-01
Pages 249
Language en
Publisher Early Childhood Initiative Foundation
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A penniless immigrant turned business mogul and philanthropist, Miguel ?Mike? Benito Fernandez takes readers on parallel journeys: A 508-mile pilgrimage along El Camino de Santiago ? and from a dirt-road Cuban town to the pinnacles of U.S. business success. More profoundly, he also writes for his children and grandchildren ? and for yours ? about vital lessons. The most important: ?You have to take care of those who come after you.?

The Heart of Mathematics

The Heart of Mathematics Author Edward B. Burger
ISBN-10 1931914419
Year 2005
Pages 760
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
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The Heart of Mathematics addresses the big ideas of mathematics (many of which are cutting edge research topics) in a non-computational style intended to be both read and enjoyed by students and instructors, as well as by motivated general readers. It features an engaging, lively, humorous style full of surprises, games, mind-benders, and all without either sacrificing good mathematical thought or relying on mathematical computation or symbols. The authors are award-winning authors, holding awards such as: Distinguished Teaching Award (Burger, from the Mathematical Association of America); Chauvenet Prize (the best expository mathematics writer in the world, Burger, from the MAA) and many others.

You Can t Make This Stuff Up

You Can t Make This Stuff Up Author Theresa Caputo
ISBN-10 9781476764436
Year 2014-09-30
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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The host of "Long Island Medium" relates the wisdom she has gleaned from spirit and client readings, sharing insights into spiritual concepts and everyday challenges.

When in French

When in French Author Lauren Collins
ISBN-10 9780698191075
Year 2016-09-13
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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A language barrier is no match for love. Lauren Collins discovered this firsthand when, in her early thirties, she moved to London and fell for a Frenchman named Olivier—a surprising turn of events for someone who didn’t have a passport until she was in college. But what does it mean to love someone in a second language? Collins wonders, as her relationship with Olivier continues to grow entirely in English. Are there things she doesn’t understand about Olivier, having never spoken to him in his native tongue? Does “I love you” even mean the same thing as “je t’aime”? When the couple, newly married, relocates to Francophone Geneva, Collins—fearful of one day becoming "a Borat of a mother" who doesn’t understand her own kids—decides to answer her questions for herself by learning French. When in French is a laugh-out-loud funny and surprising memoir about the lengths we go to for love, as well as an exploration across culture and history into how we learn languages—and what they say about who we are. Collins grapples with the complexities of the French language, enduring excruciating role-playing games with her classmates at a Swiss language school and accidently telling her mother-in-law that she’s given birth to a coffee machine. In learning French, Collins must wrestle with the very nature of French identity and society—which, it turns out, is a far cry from life back home in North Carolina. Plumbing the mysterious depths of humanity’s many forms of language, Collins describes with great style and wicked humor the frustrations, embarrassments, surprises, and, finally, joys of learning—and living in—French. From the Hardcover edition.

The Four Purposes of Life

The Four Purposes of Life Author Dan Millman
ISBN-10 9780982428580
Year 2015-01-29
Pages 170
Language en
Publisher Dan Millman
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Few writers approach the topic of life purpose with the clarity of Dan Millman, whose prior book The Life You Were Born to Live reached more than a million readers worldwide. In The Four Purposes of Life, Millman distills decades of exploration and experience into a concise map of what we’re here to accomplish on our life’s journey. This book is for anyone seeking deeper insight into themselves and their lives, but especially for those at a crossroads, facing a challenge or change, when our past approaches no longer work. These four purposes — learning life's lessons, finding your career and calling, discovering your life path, and attending to this arising moment — bring your life into sharper focus by revealing: • the value of everyday challenges in relationships, health, work, and money • how to make wiser decisions in career and relationships • our twelve required courses in the school of life • a mysterious system that highlights your hidden calling • keys to mastering the most important purpose of all The Four Purposes of Life can generate a quantum leap in self-knowledge, insight, and wisdom. The seeds planted will bear fruit for years to come.

The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F ck

The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F ck Author Sarah Knight
ISBN-10 9780316270731
Year 2015-12-29
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Little, Brown
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THE "GENIUS" (Cosmopolitan) NATIONAL BESTSELLER ON THE ART OF CARING LESS AND GETTING MORE-FROM THE AUTHOR OF GET YOUR SH*T TOGETHER Are you stressed out, overbooked, and underwhelmed by life? Fed up with pleasing everyone else before you please yourself? It's time to stop giving a f*ck. This brilliant, hilarious, and practical parody of Marie Kondo's bestseller The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up explains how to rid yourself of unwanted obligations, shame, and guilt--and give your f*cks instead to people and things that make you happy. The easy-to-use, two-step NotSorry Method for mental decluttering will help you unleash the power of not giving a f*ck about: Family drama Having a "bikini body" Iceland Co-workers' opinions, pets, and children And other bullsh*t! And it will free you to spend your time, energy, and money on the things that really matter. So what are you waiting for? Stop giving a f*ck and start living your best life today!

Pee On It and Walk Away

Pee On It and Walk Away Author Roger Ziegler
ISBN-10 9780988231214
Year 2012-10-01
Pages
Language en
Publisher BookBaby
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Learn how to deal with stress the fun, simple way, with hilarious pictures and simple wisdoms from a pet's perspective. What do our pets know that we forgot? Pee On It and Walk Away will give your spirits a boost and your stress a break when you hate the world and feel everyone is against you. This book is for anyone who has ever dealt with a difficult person. Keep your peace around your angry boss, annoying co-workers and when your spouse or kids drive you nuts. Maybe it's true, the world is against you, but so much the better - the book shows you how to deal with your darkest moments and laugh. It's way cheaper than therapy. Our website is www.peeandwalk.com. Get great stress tips and free pics from the book. No 10 steps, 7 steps, or even 3. Get great stress reduction self-help tips delivered in one sentence with lots of great, funny and cute animal pictures to boot. We so appreciate your support. And if you like the book, share it. And if you're not happy with the book - please do email is so we can use your complaints for material in our next book.

Level Up Your Life

Level Up Your Life Author Steve Kamb
ISBN-10 9781623365417
Year 2016-01-12
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Rodale
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For the past 5 years, Steve Kamb has transformed himself from wanna-be daydreamer into a real-life superhero and actually turned his life into a gigantic video game: flying stunt planes in New Zealand, gambling in a tuxedo at the Casino de Monte-Carlo, and even finding Nemo on the Great Barrier Reef. To help him accomplish all of these goals, he built a system that allowed him to complete quests, take on boss battles, earn experience points, and literally level up his life. If you have always dreamed of adventure and growth but can't seem to leave your hobbit-hole, Steve's book, Level Up Your Life, is for you. He will teach you exactly how to use your favorite video games, books, and movies as inspiration for adventure rather than an escape from the grind of everyday life. Hundreds of thousands of everyday Joes and Jills have joined Steve's Rebellion through his popular website, NerdFitness.com, and leveled up their lives--losing weight, getting stronger, and living better. In Level Up Your Life, you'll meet more than a dozen of these members of The Rebellion: men and women, young and old, single and married, from all walks of life who have created superhero versions of themselves to live adventurously and happily. Within this guide, you'll follow in their footsteps and learn exactly how to: Create your own "Alter Ego" with real-life super powers Build your own Epic Quest List, broken into categories and difficulty levels Hack your productivity habits to start making progress Train your body for any adventure Build in rewards and accountability that will actually motivate you to succeed Travel the world freely (and cheaply) Recruit the right allies to your side and find powerful mentors for guidance Adventure is out there, and the world needs more heroes. Will you heed the call?

Coach Wooden s Leadership Game Plan for Success 12 Lessons for Extraordinary Performance and Personal Excellence

Coach Wooden s Leadership Game Plan for Success  12 Lessons for Extraordinary Performance and Personal Excellence Author John Wooden
ISBN-10 9780071626903
Year 2009-04-04
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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“Each member of your team has the potential for personal greatness; the leader’s job is to help them achieve it.” —JOHN WOODEN Coach Wooden’s Leadership Game Plan for Success presents a unique opportunity to study under the man ESPN hails as “the greatest coach of the 20th century.” Practicing character-based leadership before the term was invented, John Wooden consistently led his legendary teams to victory and has since taught countless business leaders his fundamentals for achieving and sustaining success. Now, using this hands-on book based on the acclaimed John Wooden Leadership Course©, you can “interact” with Coach to learn and apply his philosophy of world-class leadership. This unique tutorial introduces you to his core fundamentals of success as a leader and reinforces them with examples, exercises, quizzes, and quotations. You’ll learn how to Create a relationship of respect and camaraderie with those you lead Remain alert to opportunity, threats, trends, and changes Act with confi dence—but never arrogance Practice moderation and balance in all that you do Be a model of poise, grace, and reason—especially under pressure Coach Wooden’s Leadership Game Plan for Success drives home Mr. Wooden’s trademark 12 Lessons in Leadership and his famous Pyramid of Success. When you base your leadership style and substance on Coach’s straightforward attitudes, values, and principles, you’ll lead your team and business to success the Wooden way.

Ancient Futures

Ancient Futures Author Helena Norberg-Hodge
ISBN-10 0692530622
Year 2016-03-15
Pages 244
Language en
Publisher
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A moving portrait of tradition and change in Ladakh, or Little Tibet, Ancient Futures is also a scathing critique of the global economy and a rallying call for economic localization. When Helena Norberg-Hodge first visited Ladakh in 1975, she found a pristine environment, a self-reliant economy and a people who exhibited a remarkable joie de vivre. But then came a tidal wave of economic growth and development. Over the last four decades, this remote Himalayan land has been transformed by outside markets and Western notions of progress. As a direct result, a whole range of problems from polluted air and water to unemployment, religious conflict, eating disorders and youth suicide have appeared for the first time. Yet this is far from a story of despair. Social and environmental breakdown, Norberg-Hodge argues, are neither inevitable nor evolutionary, but the products of political and economic decisions and those decisions can be changed. In a new Preface, she presents a kaleidoscope of projects around the world that are pointing the way for both human and ecological well-being. These initiatives are the manifestation of a rapidly growing localization movement, which works to rebuild place-based cultures strengthening community and our connection with nature. Ancient Futures challenges us to redefine what a healthy economy means, and to find ways to carry centuries-old wisdom into our future. The book and a related film by the same title have, between them, been translated into more than 40 languages."

Children s Ministry

Children s Ministry Author Lawrence O. Richards
ISBN-10 9780310520719
Year 1988-08-01
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Zondervan
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This book combines both biblical and theological foundations for children's ministry with a careful assessment of other issues in nurturing children, such as developmentalism, the context of learning and growth, values, cognitive abilities, and social relationships.