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Four Thousand Weeks

By Oliver Burkeman
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0735232474
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 604
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “This is the most important book ever written about time management.” —Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Again and host of WorkLife What if you stopped trying to do everything, so that you could finally get round to what counts? We're obsessed with our lengthening to-do lists, our overfilled inboxes, the struggle against distraction, and the sense that our attention spans are shrivelling. Still, we rarely make the connection between our daily struggles with time and the ultimate time management problem: the question of how best to use our ridiculously brief time on the planet, which amounts on average to about four thousand weeks. Four Thousand Weeks is an uplifting, engrossing and deeply realistic exploration of the challenge. Rejecting the futile modern obsession with 'getting everything done,' it introduces readers to tools for constructing a meaningful life by embracing rather than denying their limitations. Drawing on the insights of both ancient and contemporary philosophers, psychologists, and spiritual teachers, Oliver Burkeman sets out to realign our relationship with time - and in doing so, to liberate us from its tyranny. Embrace your limits. Change your life. Make your four thousand weeks count.

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Calling all teenagers—quit the moaning and start loving life! Don't be a cliché. Don't stay in your bedroom grunting and grumbling. How about getting motivated, energized and start making a difference?! The Art of Being A Brilliant Teenager teaches you how to become your very best self—and how to figure out who that is, exactly. The bestselling authors of The Art of Being Brilliant and Be Brilliant Everyday are experts in the art of happiness and positive psychology and, with this new book, you'll find your way to becoming brilliant at school, work, and life in general. Stay cool under all the pressures you're facing, and plot a map for the future that takes you wherever it is you want to go. Become proactive, determined, successful and most importantly: happy! Fact: your life span is about four thousand weeks. It seems like a lot, but it's not. Complaining about life, homework, parents, and relationships may be normal now, but don't let it become your defining trait. When you're forty years old and still moaning, a big chunk of your four thousand weeks have slipped by, and you're no closer to happiness than you were as a teen. This book is a guide to starting the journey to your ideal life now, instead of wasting time being a drip. Discover the real you, and what you want out of life Stop moaning and get moving now, while there's plenty of time Lose your bad habits before they become your personality Figure out how you want to contribute, and find a way to do it The bottom line is this: it's easy to be the average version of yourself, but is that really all you want? Don't you want to achieve something? Get started now. The Art of Being A Brilliant Teenager helps you figure out where you want to go, and how to get there. So, whether you're an ambitious teenager, a parent or teacher desperate to turn a down-beat teenager into a ray of positivity and delight, How to Be a Brilliant Teenager is here to help.

Diamond Tolls

By Raymond S. Spears
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : EAN:4064066065850
  • Pages : 129
  • Category : Art
  • Reads : 293
  • File Pdf: diamond-tolls.pdf

Book Summary:

"Diamond Tolls" by Raymond S. Spears. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Being Interdisciplinary

By Alan Wilson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : UCL Press
  • Isbn : 1800082126
  • Pages : 161
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 128
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Book Summary:

In Being Interdisciplinary, Alan Wilson draws on five decades as a leading figure in urban science to set out a systems approach to interdisciplinarity for those conducting research in this and other fields. He argues that most research is interdisciplinary at base, and that a systems perspective is particularly appropriate for collaboration because it fosters an outlook that sees beyond disciplines. There is a more subtle thread, too. A systems approach enables researchers to identify the game-changers of the past as a basis for thinking outside convention, for learning how to do something new and how to be ambitious, in a nutshell how to be creative. Ultimately, the ideas presented address how to do research. Building on this systems focus, the book first establishes the basics of interdisciplinarity. Then, by drawing on the author’s experience of doing interdisciplinary research, and working from his personal toolkit, it offers general principles and a framework from which researchers can build their own interdisciplinary toolkit, with elements ranging from explorations of game-changers in research to superconcepts. In the last section, the book tackles questions of managing and organising research from individual to institutional scales. Alan Wilson deploys his wide experience – researcher in urban science, university professor and vice-chancellor, civil servant and institute director – to build the narrative. While his experience in urban science provides the illustrations, the principles apply across many research fields.

The Art of Developing Fans for Life

By David Nottingham
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1462801978
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 465
  • File Pdf: the-art-of-developing-fans-for-life.pdf

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Learning to use Education as a Tool Music Business Management in this book begins in early childhood memory when God, music and the English Language are just starting to make sense. Sentence structure and definitions are years away yet words still have meaning, sounds still have a purpose while schedules and existence begin to formulate. In my young adult years my focus shifted from thinking as a musician to thinking as an engineer. For some reason my mind was learning to trust God to work out the details and work towards a career in the music business. The Art of Developing Fans For Life describes real life events of how recording artists communicate. What are the components & music performance data involved in the music business? Can we visualize the how the masters of the industry build their business? There is referenced material from professional resources. Successfully gained support from: o “This Business of Music” writer, M. William Krasilovsky o “The Real Warren Buffet” writer, James O’Loughlin o “The Art of Mixing” Publisher – MixBooks o “Compact Handbook of College Composition, Third Edition” by Maynard J. Brennan/Houghton Mifflin Company o “Effective Communication” by Harvard Business Review o Nielson Soundscan o Courtesy BMI A recording engineer is responsible for helping the recording artist transfer music to a listening audience. The importance of career benchmarks can only add value if the listening audience is generally accepting the product your working on. Recording techniques and examples in the book are reviewed as a Multi-Platinum and Gold recording engineer. This book is a literary tool to help bridge the gap of making a living working in the music business. Getting paid for working is a plus and learning to manage the experience is what my literary efforts are about. Upward Communication, locating a circle of competence and applying industry standard approaches to small business through creating tangible literary support in the field of engineering helps to move the subject to another level. Also the tangible asset is based on real life experiences from two generations ago to future generations from now. Creative writing skills in the academic field endeavor to create viable income as a writer. As earlier stated the language of an infant can make a heart grow fonder. The language of someone learning to appreciate the recording techniques shown by masters is part of the formula to achieve great sounding records. Big VU meters on the compressors and Big VU Meters on the recording consoles shape the context of learning to trust the people you work with. As an individual my efforts work towards being as my grandfather was a first class citizen. My digital world is always improving and family always encourages me to work towards my goals and objectives. Adding value through work experience can be thought of as establishing employment opportunities of tomorrow. Learning to become an entrepreneur stepping on the academic references that this book has successfully gained. Each topic of discussion focuses on transferring sound recordings into a marketable asset that will enhance my future employment opportunities. Chapters 1 through 9 introduce new concepts in the Music Business as well as use original text. 1. Integrating with Customer Service 2. Build your knowledge base for a future reference 3. Interact with the Online Glossary 4. Invest into Copyrights 5. Market your skills 6. Develop new Products and Services Design the small business to work closely with major corporations. Large companies like Berkshire Hathaway and Guitar Center become good neighbors. Although their business models are different they are fulfilling a service and generating employment opportunities. Employment and working at home or at the office A mobile work environment is subjective and necessary. Transportation of sound recordings becomes new again based on real life

The Girl Who Left

By Jenny Blackhurst
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Canelo
  • Isbn : 1800329253
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 296
  • File Pdf: the-girl-who-left.pdf

Book Summary:

Twenty-five years ago, a local girl went missing. Now, another girl comes back... When five-year-old Elsie Button was snatched from a garden in a sleepy town on the Welsh island of Anglesey, and a local man later confessed, it sent shockwaves through the tight-knit community. How could one of their own do such a thing? Especially when his own little girl was the same age – and the victim’s best friend. Kathryn and her family left under the cloak of darkness one night, unable to bear the shame, and the anger of their neighbours. She hardly remembers that time. Now, she suffers the consequences of living under an assumed name, always looking over her shoulder. Her dad has not spoken a word to her since he went to prison. She is haunted by the question: why did he kill Elsie? When another child is taken from the same garden, twenty-five years to the day of Elsie’s murder, Kathryn is determined that this time she’ll be on the right side. She’ll join the search and atone for her father’s deed, and maybe, just maybe, get the answers she wants. But she’s not prepared for the long memory of the locals, nor the risks of going back. Not everyone on the island wants the truth to come out, and they’ll go to extreme lengths to stop that from happening. A gripping must-read psychological thriller from the #1 bestselling author Jenny Blackhurst. Unmissable for fans of K. L. Slater, C. L. Taylor and S. E. Lynes.

Wise Up

By Karen Duffy
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Seal Press
  • Isbn : 1541620488
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reads : 604
  • File Pdf: wise-up.pdf

Book Summary:

A New York Times bestselling author shares wryly funny and heartwarming lessons on life, motherhood, and python attacks. Named one of Oprah Daily’s 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2022 From becoming an iconic MTV VJ to starring in Dumb and Dumber to being diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, Karen Duffy has been through a lot. But it was only when she became a mother that she realized she had some pretty solid life lessons to pass down. In her new book, she offers advice on building a friend group that is weasel free, finding the love of your life, and determining how much to tip the waiter (as with everything—be generous!). With dry humor and maternal warmth, she shows how we all can learn from unexpected philosophers, even from Bulgarian dancing bears. There are times in life when we should turn to the wisdom of great thinkers. And there are times when you need the kind of enlightenment that only a former Coney Island Mermaid Queen can give. Wise Up offers wisecracks—and some profound insights—in a unique book of parental inspiration.

Deal With Stress

By Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1399400711
  • Pages : 96
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 476
  • File Pdf: deal-with-stress.pdf

Book Summary:

This handy guide offers practical solutions and step-by-step advice on combating and managing stress so that you can achieve the best work-life balance. While it's sometimes said that a little stress is good for you, too much can damage your health, jeopardise your performance at work, and affect your relationships. With the rise of remote and hybrid working, such issues are only becoming more common, and it's too easy to feel worn down and exhausted by stress and worry. With a self-assessment quiz, step-by-step action points, top tips, common mistakes and advice on how to avoid them, and summaries of key points, Deal With Stress will help you to identify and understand the causes, recognise the symptoms, and find the right answers to put you back in control. You will find actionable solutions and practical advice on combating stress and ensuring you can have the best possible work-life balance.

A Temporary Future: The Fiction of David Mitchell

By Patrick O'Donnell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Isbn : 1441193014
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 922
  • File Pdf: a-temporary-future.pdf

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Having emerged as one the leading contemporary British writers, David Mitchell is rapidly taking his place amongst British novelists with the gravitas of an Ishiguro or a McEwan. Written for a wide constituency of readers of contemporary literature, A Temporary Future: The Fiction of David Mitchell explores Mitchell's main concerns-including those of identity, history, language, imperialism, childhood, the environment, and ethnicity-across the six novels published so far, as well as his protean ability to write in multiple and diverse genres. It places Mitchell in the tradition of Murakami, Sebald, and Rushdie-writers whose works explore narrative in an age of globalization and cosmopolitanism. Patrick O'Donnell traces the through-lines of Mitchell's work from ghostwritten to The Bone Clocks and, with a chapter on each of the six novels, charts the evolution of Mitchell's fictional project.

Mini Philosophy

By Jonny Thomson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wildfire
  • Isbn : 1472282183
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 567
  • File Pdf: mini-philosophy.pdf

Book Summary:

'Engaging, smart and wise, Mini-Philosophy is a diverse taster menu of ideas on life, the mind and the world. Nutritious, bite-sized portions of philosophy that whet the appetite for more' - David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks Why do people enjoy watching scary movies? Should we bet on the existence of God? Why is pleasure better than pain? And when is a duck not a duck? Mini Philosophy is a fascinating journey into what some of the greatest minds of the last 2500 years have to say about the big questions in life, and why they are relevant to us today. Covering everything from Sun Tzu's strategy for winning at board games to Freud's insights into our 'death drive'; why De Beauvoir believed the mothering instinct is a myth to why Schopenhauer probably wasn't much fun at parties, these mini meditations will expand your mind (and bend it too).

Seventh-day Adventists and the Civil Rights Movement

By Samuel G. London, Jr.
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Isbn : 9781604732856
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 763
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Book Summary:

Seventh-day Adventists and the Civil Rights Movement is the first in-depth study of the denomination's participation in civil rights politics. It considers the extent to which the denomination's theology influenced how its members responded. This book explores why a brave few Adventists became social and political activists, and why a majority of the faithful eschewed the movement. Samuel G. London, Jr., provides a clear, yet critical understanding of the history and theology of the Seventh-day Adventist Church while highlighting the contributions of its members to political reform. Community awareness, the example of early Adventist pioneers, liberationist interpretations of the Bible, as well as various intellectual and theological justifications motivated the civil rights activities of some Adventists. For those who participated in the civil rights movement, these factors superseded the conservative ideology and theology that came to dominate the church after the passing of its founders. Covering the end of the 1800s through the 1970s, the book discusses how Christian fundamentalism, the curse of Ham, the philosophy of Booker T. Washington, pragmatism, the aversion to ecumenism and the Social Gospel, belief in the separation of church and state, and American individualism converged to impact Adventist sociopolitical thought.

Four Thousand Hooks

By Dean J. Adams
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Isbn : 0295804351
  • Pages : 264
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 496
  • File Pdf: four-thousand-hooks.pdf

Book Summary:

As Four Thousand Hooks opens, an Alaskan fishing schooner is sinking. It is the summer of 1972, and the sixteen-year-old narrator is at the helm. Backtracking from the gripping prologue, Dean Adams describes how he came to be a crew member on the Grant and weaves a tale of adventure that reads like a novel--with drama, conflict, and resonant portrayals of halibut fishing, his ragtag shipmates, maritime Alaska, and the ambiguities of family life. At sea, the Grant's crew teach Dean the daily tasks of baiting thousands of longline hooks and handling the catch, and on shore they lead him through the seedy bars and guilty pleasures of Kodiak. Exhausted by twenty-hour workdays and awed by the ocean's raw power, he observes examples of human courage and vulnerability and emerges with a deeper knowledge of himself and the world. Four Thousand Hooks is both an absorbing adventure story and a rich ethnography of a way of life and work that has sustained Northwest families for generations. This coming of age story will appeal to readers including young adults and anyone interested in ocean adventures, commercial fishing, maritime life, and the Northwest coast. Visit the author's website: http://www.fourthousandhooks.com/

The Story of Daniel the Prophet

By Stephen N. Haskell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ravenio Books
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 526
  • File Pdf: the-story-of-daniel-the-prophet.pdf

Book Summary:

Stephen N. Haskell (1833–1922) was an evangelist, missionary and writer in the early days of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

The House on Telegraph Hill

By Charles S. Wilson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 9780595887446
  • Pages : 360
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 134
  • File Pdf: the-house-on-telegraph-hill.pdf

Book Summary:

The doors of the house inhabited by the Jack Wilson family on Telegraph Hill lead to a terrible secret. Within those walls, Charles S. Wilson and his sisters suffered heartbreaking physical and mental abuse at the hands of their own parents. Mother Mame was a well-known caretaker in the community, but she also brought strangers into the house and force-fed them until they were sick. Their father Jack, better known as the town drunk, threw Wilson around like a rag doll for the amusement of his drunken friends. And then there were Annabelle and Abigail, Wilson's beloved sisters, whose neglected and tortured lives ended all too soon. A story of survival, The House on Telegraph Hill, details the abuse Wilson suffered and sheds light, not only on his own demoralizing experience, but also on the epidemic of child abuse. His brutally honest stories reveal all of the disguises, sugar-coatings, and lies that abusers heap on their victims. By recounting his dreadful upbringing along with his lifelong struggles, Wilson is finally pushing his story to the forefront to help educate others about the horrors and complexities of child abuse.