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The Power of One
  • Author : Bryce Courtenay
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Pages : 442
  • ISBN : 9781459620834
  • Reader Reviews : 78
  • Genre : Apartheid
  • First with your head and then with your heart ...So says Hoppie Groenewald, boxing champion, to a seven-year-old boy who dreams of being the welterweight champion of the world. For the young Peekay, its a piece of advice he will carry with him thr...

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    Tandia
  • Author : Bryce Courtenay
  • Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
  • Pages : 924
  • ISBN : 9781742280721
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Tandia sat waiting anxiously for the fight to begin between the man she loved the most and the man she hated the most in the world. Tandia is a child of Africa: half Indian, half African, beautiful and intelligent, she is only sixteen when she is first brutalised by the police. Her fear of the white man leads her to join the black resistance movement, where she trains as a terrorist. With her in the fight for justice is the one white man Tandia can trust, the welterweight champion of the world, Peekay. Now he must fight their common enemy in order to save both their lives. 'This is a marvellous book . first and foremost it is a momentous story, for Bryce Courtenay is a glorious storyteller.' The Advertiser 'Nine hundred pages of sheer blockbuster pleasure.' Sunday Age brycecourtenay.com facebook.com/BryceCourtenay

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    The Power of One
  • Author : Trudy Ludwig
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 9781524771607
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • One small act of kindness can change the world. From esteemed bullying expert and author of The Invisible Boy, Trudy Ludwig and Little Elliot illustrator Mike Curato comes a tale as simple--and simply inspiring--as the golden rule. When one child reaches out in friendship to a classmate who seems lonely, she begins a chain reaction of kindness that ripples throughout her school and her community. One kind act begets another, small good deeds make way for bigger ones, and eventually the whole neighborhood comes together to build something much greater than the sum of its parts. From acclaimed bullying expert Trudy Ludwig, The Power of One not only conveys a message of kindness, it offers concrete steps that kids can take to make a difference in their own communities. As Trudy says in the final line of the book: "Acts and words of kindness DO count, and it all starts with ONE."

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    The Power of One More
  • Author : Ed Mylett
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 279
  • ISBN : 9781119815372
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • You're one more intentional thought and action away from discovering your best life In The Power of One More, renowned keynote speaker and performance expert Ed Mylett draws on 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur and coach to top athletes, entertainers, and business executives to reveal powerful strategies to help you live an extraordinary "one more" life. In The Power of One More, you'll: Learn why you're closer to your dreams and goals than you think and why using The Power of One More strategies will help you cross the finish line in whatever race you're running Understand the psychology and science of how to use The Power of One More in every part of your life to help you solve problems and achieve levels of success you never thought possible Discover time-tested and unique solutions to challenges that will remove the mental roadblocks you've been battling for years Perfect for anyone who wants more bliss, wealth, or better relationships, The Power of One More is an indispensable roadmap to realizing and exceeding your personal and professional goals by tapping into the superpowers and gifts you already have inside you.

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    The Power of One Thing
  • Author : Randy Carlson
  • Publisher : NavPress
  • Pages : 187
  • ISBN : 9781496415523
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Religion
  • From counselor and popular radio host Dr. Randy Carlson comes a new book containing the surprising truth: Living a better life is easier than you think! Instead of making big resolutions that quickly overwhelm you, The Power of One Thing invites you to begin moving toward change one daily, intentional step at a time. You’ll learn how to figure out which positive change can make the biggest payoff in your life; you’ll get practical tips from those who have already benefited from this plan; and you’ll see how your one thing, lived intentionally over time, will help you to achieve the dreams you’d almost given up on.

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    The Power of One
  • Author : Bryce Courtenay
  • Publisher : Viking
  • Pages : 629
  • ISBN : 0670077259
  • Reader Reviews : 76
  • Genre : Boxing
  • 'First with your head and then with your heart' is advice Peekay, a seven-year-old boy who dreams of being the welterweight champion of the world, will carry throughout his life. Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice. The Power of One is an unforgettaable story of the triumph of the human spirit - a spellbinding tale for all ages. First published in 1989, Bryce Courtenay's debut novel, The Power of One, is now a classic bestseller. This commemorative edition includes a Foreword written by the author shortly before his death in 2012. 'The ultimate international bestseller.' New York Times 'Bryce Courtenay's first novel is a triumph.' Sunday Times (UK) 'In the end, if someone said, 'Here Lies Bryce Courtenay, a storyteller', my life will have been worthwhile.' Bryce Courtenay, 1997 brycecourtenay.com facebook.com/BryceCourtenay

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    The Power of No
  • Author : James Altucher,Claudia Altucher
  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781401946760
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • "No" is sometimes the hardest word to say. It’s also the most necessary. How many times have you heard yourself saying yes to the wrong things—overwhelming requests, bad relationships, time-consuming obligations? How often have you wished you could summon the power to turn them down? This lively, practical guide helps you take back that power—and shows that a well-placed No can not only save you time and trouble, it can save your life. Drawing on their own stories as well as feedback from their readers and students, James Altucher and Claudia Azula Altucher clearly show that you have the right to say no: To anything that is hurting you. To standards that no longer serve you. To people who drain you of your creativity and expression. To beliefs that are not true to the real you. It’s one thing to say no, the authors explain. It’s another thing to have the Power of No. When you do, you will have a stronger sense of what is good for you and the people around you, and you will have a deeper understanding of who you are. And, ultimately, you’ll be freed to say a truly powerful "Yes" in your life—one that opens the door to opportunities, abundance, and love.

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    The Power
  • Author : Naomi Alderman
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780316547659
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • What would happen if women suddenly possessed a fierce new power? "The Power is our era's The Handmaid's Tale." --Ron Charles, Washington Post **WINNER OF THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION** One of the New York Times's Ten Best Books of the YearOne of President Obama's favorite reads of the YearA Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year One of the Washington Post's Ten Best Books of the YearAn NPR Best Book of the Year One of Entertainment Weekly's Ten Best Books of the Year A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the YearA Bustle Best Book of the Year A Paste Magazine Best Novel of the YearA New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceAn Amazon Best Book of the Year "Alderman's writing is beautiful, and her intelligence seems almost limitless. She also has a pitch-dark sense of humor that she wields perfectly." --Michael Schaub, NPR In THE POWER, the world is a recognizable place: there's a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power--they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets. From award-winning author Naomi Alderman, THE POWER is speculative fiction at its most ambitious and provocative, at once taking us on a thrilling journey to an alternate reality, and exposing our own world in bold and surprising ways.

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    The Power of a Single Number
  • Author : Philipp Lepenies
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780231541435
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Widely used since the mid-twentieth century, GDP (gross domestic product) has become the world's most powerful statistical indicator of national development and progress. Practically all governments adhere to the idea that GDP growth is a primary economic target, and while criticism of this measure has grown, neither its champions nor its detractors deny its central importance in our political culture. In The Power of a Single Number, Philipp Lepenies recounts the lively history of GDP's political acceptance—and eventual dominance. Locating the origins of GDP measurements in Renaissance England, Lepenies explores the social and political factors that originally hindered its use. It was not until the early 1900s that an ingenuous lone-wolf economist revived and honed GDP's statistical approach. These ideas were then extended by John Maynard Keynes, and a more focused study of national income was born. American economists furthered this work by emphasizing GDP's ties to social well-being, setting the stage for its ascent. GDP finally achieved its singular status during World War II, assuming the importance it retains today. Lepenies's absorbing account helps us understand the personalities and popular events that propelled GDP to supremacy and clarifies current debates over the wisdom of the number's rule.

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    The Power of Half
  • Author : Kevin Salwen,Hannah Salwen
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780547486215
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • A true story of making a difference: “What does your family stand for? Read this book—it will change your life” (Daniel H. Pink). It all started when fourteen-year-old Hannah Salwen had a “eureka” moment. Seeing a homeless man in her neighborhood at the same moment when a glistening Mercedes coupe pulled up, she said “You know, Dad, if that man had a less nice car, that man there could have a meal.” Until that day, the Salwens had been caught up like so many of us in the classic American dream—providing a good life for their children, accumulating more and more stuff, doing their part but not really feeling it. So when Hannah was stopped in her tracks by this glaring disparity, her parents knew they had to do something. As a family, they made the extraordinary decision to sell their Atlanta mansion, downsize to a house half its size, and give half of the sale price to a worthy charity. What began as an outlandish scheme became a remarkable journey that transported them across the globe and well out of their comfort zone. In the end they learned that they had the power to change a little corner of the world—and found that it changed them, too. “You feel lighter reading this book, as if the heavy weight of house and car and appliances, the need to collect these things to feel safe as a family, are lifted and replaced by something that makes much more sense.” —Los Angeles Times

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    The Power of Now
  • Author : Eckhart Tolle
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781577313113
  • Reader Reviews : 3994
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • To make the journey into the Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. From the very first page of Eckhart Tolle's extraordinary book, we move rapidly into a significantly higher altitude where we breathe a lighter air. We become connected to the indestructible essence of our Being, “The eternal, ever present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death.” Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle uses simple language and an easy question and answer format to guide us. A word of mouth phenomenon since its first publication, The Power of Now is one of those rare books with the power to create an experience in readers, one that can radically change their lives for the better.

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    The Power of One: Your Singular Journey of Purpose, Destiny & Leadership
  • Author : Emmanuel Ziga
  • Publisher : Emerge Publishing Group, LLC
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1943127638
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Religion
  • The subject of social greatness, success, prosperity, influence, productivity, creativity, transformation, elevation, promotion, and more has always began with one man, one person, based on the principle of one. One can be defined as: alone, only, precise, particular, singular, sole, unique, uncommon, different, and definite. The power of one is one of God's hidden treasures revealed. The power of one has never failed; it has always produced results, but with its misunderstandings have also come failures and deceptions. I pray a fresh inspiration upon your life as you read this book: The Power of One, as in the glory of one, the inspiration of one, and the key of one.

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    24/6
  • Author : Tiffany Shlain
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781982116880
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Winner of the Marshall McLuhan Outstanding Book Award Entrepreneur’s 12 Productivity and Time-Management Books to Read “I’m won over to a day with people, not screens….I tried Shlain’s idea. I highly recommend it.” —The New York Times “Tiffany Shlain is a modern-day prophet, brilliant and incredibly funny in equal measure...24/6 is timeless and timely wisdom.” —Angela Duckworth, #1 New York Times bestselling author This “wise, wonderful work” (Publishers Weekly starred review) demonstrates how turning off screens one day a week can work wonders on your brain, body, and soul. Do you wish you had more time to do what you love, think deeply, and focus on the people and things that matter most? By giving up screens one day a week for over a decade, Internet pioneer and renowned filmmaker Tiffany Shlain and her family have gained more time, productivity, connection, and presence. Shlain takes us on a thought-provoking and entertaining journey through time and technology, introducing a strategy for flourishing in our 24/7 world. Drawn from the ancient ritual of Shabbat, living 24/6 can work for anyone from any background. With humor and wisdom, Shlain shares her story, offering the accessible lessons she has learned and providing a blueprint for how to do it yourself. “Bolstered with fascinating and germane facts about neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, and the history of the concept of a day of rest” (Publishers Weekly), 24/6 makes the case for incorporating this weekly reset into our 24/7 lives, issuing a call to rebalance ourselves and our society.

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    The Power of One
  • Author : Sally Palmer Thomason
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN : 9781496829191
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • For thirty-four years Sister Anne Brooks, a Catholic nun and doctor of osteopathy, served one of the nation’s most impoverished towns and regions, Tutwiler, in Tallahatchie County in the Mississippi Delta. In 1983, she reopened the Tutwiler Clinic, which had remained closed for five years, as no other physician was willing to serve in Tallahatchie County. Starting with only two other nuns and regularly working twelve-hour days, Brooks’s patient load—in a region where seven out of ten patients that walked in her door had no way to pay for care—grew from thirty to forty individuals per month her first year to more than 8,500 annually. Sally Palmer Thomason tells the powerful story of Sister Anne Brooks, beginning with her tumultuous childhood, the contracting and overcoming of crippling arthritis in early adulthood, and her near-unprecedented decision to attend medical school at the age of forty. Dr. Brooks’s remarkable dedication and accomplishments in caring for the health and well-being of both the individuals and the community of Tutwiler attracted ongoing attention and was often featured in national publications and media, including People magazine and 60 Minutes. Thomason not only shares Brooks’s powerful story but reveals, through excerpts from journal entries, letters, and interviews, the intimate musings that connect Brooks’s faith in God to her profound compassion for others. Whether it is Brooks’s efforts to desegregate Tutwiler or provide free healthcare, her constant devotion to others is striking.

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    The Power of One-on-One
  • Author : Jim Stump,Frank Martin
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781441245564
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  • Genre : Religion
  • For the past forty years, Jim Stump could be found sitting in a café on the Stanford University campus chatting with some of the most talented athletes in the world, walking with them, getting to know them, sharing his life with them, and loving them. He understands that the best way to have an eternal impact on the world is to develop deep and meaningful relationships with a handful of people. When Jesus walked the earth, he focused his energies not on filling stadiums but on twelve handpicked disciples whom he mentored and equipped to carry out ministries of their own. With engaging personal stories of the famous athletes he has mentored, along with examples from the life of Jesus, Jim Stump shows how to develop rich mentoring relationships with the people in our lives. He answers the question so many of us have--"How can I help to bring my friends to faith?"--by providing simple steps toward developing those relationships, living life authentically, and sharing faith with those we care about. Pastors, youth pastors, small group leaders, and individual believers will find The Power of One-on-One inspirational, encouraging, and practical.

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    The Power of When
  • Author : Michael Breus
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780316391276
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  • Genre : Health & Fitness
  • Learn the best time to do everything--from drink your coffee to have sex or go for a run--according to your body's chronotype. Most advice centers on what to do, or how to do it, and ignores the when of success. But exciting new research proves there is a right time to do just about everything, based on our biology and hormones. As Dr. Michael Breus proves in The Power Of When, working with your body's inner clock for maximum health, happiness, and productivity is easy, exciting, and fun. The Power Of When presents a groundbreaking new program for getting back in sync with your natural rhythm by making minor changes to your daily routine. After you've taken Dr. Breus's comprehensive Bio-Time Quiz to figure out your chronotype (are you a Bear, Lion, Dolphin or Wolf?), you'll find out the best time to do over 50 different activities. Featuring a foreword by Mehmet C. Oz, MD, and packed with fascinating facts, fun personality quizzes, and easy-to-follow guidelines, The Power Of When is the ultimate "lifehack" to help you achieve your goals.

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    The Power of the Other
  • Author : Henry Cloud
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780062199386
  • Reader Reviews : 29
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • An expert on the psychology of leadership and the bestselling author of Integrity, Necessary Endings, and Boundaries For Leaders identifies the critical ingredient for personal and professional wellbeing. Most leadership coaching focuses on helping leaders build their skills and knowledge and close performance gaps. These are necessary, but not sufficient. Using evidence from neuroscience and his work with leaders, Dr. Henry Cloud shows that the best performers draw on another vital resource: personal and professional relationships that fuel growth and help them surpass current limits. Popular wisdom suggests that we should not allow others to have power over us, but the reality is that they do, for better or for worse. Consider the boss who diminishes you through cutting remarks versus one who challenges you to get better. Or the colleague who always seeks the limelight versus the one who gives you the confidence to finish a difficult project. Or the spouse who is honest and supportive versus the one who resents your success. No matter how talented, intelligent, or experienced, the greatest leaders share one commonality: the power of the others in their lives. Combining engaging case studies, persuasive findings from cutting-edge brain research, and examples from his consulting practice, Dr. Cloud argues that whether you’re a Navy SEAL or a corporate executive, outstanding performance depends on having the right kind of connections to fuel personal growth and minimize toxic associations and their effects. Presenting a dynamic model of the impact these different kinds of connections produce, Dr. Cloud shows readers how to get more from themselves by drawing on the strength and expertise of others. You don’t have a choice whether or not others have power in your life, but you can choose what kinds of relationships you want.

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    The Power of a Single Thought
  • Author : James Allen,Gay Hendricks,Debbie Devoe
  • Publisher : Hay House Incorporated
  • Pages : 145
  • ISBN : 9781401907693
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • This work brings to life a treasure of life-changing wisdom that has inspired generations of transformational leaders. The essence of the book is that major, positive shifts in the quality of your life can be initiated by changing a single thought. The present volume is a new rendition of the transformational classic originally called As a Man Thinketh, a book that influenced best-selling authors from Norman Vincent Peale to Neale Donald Walsch. The authors have created an entirely new interpretation, written especially for the transformational reader who seeks practical ways to apply the book's life-changing wisdom to daily life. This new version is clearly written and gender friendly, free of the stilted and often sexist language of the original. In addition, experiential activities based on the concepts in the book bring to life its essential message: You have a great deal more power over the circumstances of your life than you may have been taught. Step by step, The Power of a Single Thought guides you to take charge of your life . . . one thought at a time.

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    Power of One
  • Author : Roslyn Rice
  • Publisher : Hasmark Publishing International
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN : 1774820080
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Religion
  • How do you bounce back after you've been reduced to zero? How do you move forward when you are sitting in uncertainty? How do you respond after betrayal? You cling to the power of one word. One word, spoken at the right time, can change the complete trajectory of your life. Author Roslyn Rice has always had an addiction to words. Each chapter in her Power of One: Finding Hope in the Midst of Struggle focuses on one word. At the end of every devotion, Roslyn shares a passage of scripture, question, and prayer to jumpstart application of the word in your daily life. Prepare to be encouraged and equipped by the inspired devotional, Power of One.

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    The Power of One Man
  • Author : Ron Archer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781684511433
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  • Genre : Religion
  • What can one man do? History is filled with world-changing events that turned on the hinge of a single person taking action. Their decisions and words shaped the world later generations came to inhabit. In The Power of One Man, author Ron Archer examines biblical figures who changed the world in which they lived, then applies those lessons to the challenges men face today—deftly weaving the narrative with stories of both failure and success in his own life in a way that is not only educational, but inspirational. Most of the social problems in our culture stem from an epidemic of fatherlessness. But as Ron’s own life demonstrates, God has a plan to redeem and restore those areas by redeeming and restoring men themselves—one individual at a time. What can God do with just one man? Anything He wants to—if you let Him.

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    The Power of Movies
  • Author : Colin McGinn
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780307489739
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • How is watching a movie similar to dreaming? What goes on in our minds when we become absorbed in a movie? How does looking “into” a movie screen allow us to experience the thoughts and feelings of a movie’s characters? These and related questions are at the heart of The Power of Movies, a thoughtful, invigorating, and remarkably accessible book about a phenomenon seemingly beyond reach of our understanding. Colin McGinn–“an ingenious philosopher who thinks like a laser and writes like a dream,” according to Steven Pinker–enhances our understanding of both movies and ourselves in this book of rare and refreshing insight.

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    The Power of One Thing
  • Author : Randy Carlson
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Pages : 187
  • ISBN : 9780842382229
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Religion
  • Counselor and popular radio host Dr. Carlson invites readers to begin moving toward change one daily, intentional step at a time. He teaches readers how to figure out which positive change can make the biggest payoff in their lives.

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    The Power of Meaning
  • Author : Emily Esfahani Smith
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780553446555
  • Reader Reviews : 59
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • In a culture obsessed with happiness, this wise, stirring book points the way toward a richer, more satisfying life. Too many of us believe that the search for meaning is an esoteric pursuit—that you have to travel to a distant monastery or page through dusty volumes to discover life’s secrets. The truth is, there are untapped sources of meaning all around us—right here, right now. To explore how we can craft lives of meaning, Emily Esfahani Smith synthesizes a kaleidoscopic array of sources—from psychologists, sociologists, philosophers, and neuroscientists to figures in literature and history such as George Eliot, Viktor Frankl, Aristotle, and the Buddha. Drawing on this research, Smith shows us how cultivating connections to others, identifying and working toward a purpose, telling stories about our place in the world, and seeking out mystery can immeasurably deepen our lives. To bring what she calls the four pillars of meaning to life, Smith visits a tight-knit fishing village in the Chesapeake Bay, stargazes in West Texas, attends a dinner where young people gather to share their experiences of profound loss, and more. She also introduces us to compelling seekers of meaning—from the drug kingpin who finds his purpose in helping people get fit to the artist who draws on her Hindu upbringing to create arresting photographs. And she explores how we might begin to build a culture that leaves space for introspection and awe, cultivates a sense of community, and imbues our lives with meaning. Inspiring and story-driven, The Power of Meaning will strike a profound chord in anyone seeking a life that matters.

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    The Power of Ethics
  • Author : Susan Liautaud
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781982132194
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • The essential guide for ethical decision-making in the 21st century, The Power of Ethics depicts “ethical decision-making not in a nebulous philosophical space, but at the point where the rubber meets the road” (Michael Schur, producer and creator of The Good Place). It’s not your imagination: we’re living in a time of moral decline. Publicly, we’re bombarded with reports of government leaders acting against the welfare of their constituents; companies prioritizing profits over health, safety, and our best interests; and technology posing risks to society with few or no repercussions for those responsible. Personally, we may be conflicted about how much privacy to afford our children on the internet; how to make informed choices about our purchases and the companies we buy from; or how to handle misconduct we witness at home and at work. How do we find a way forward? Today’s ethical challenges are increasingly gray, often without a clear right or wrong solution, causing us to teeter on the edge of effective decision-making. With concentrated power structures, rapid advances in technology, and insufficient regulation to protect citizens and consumers, ethics are harder to understand than ever. But in The Power of Ethics, Susan Liautaud shows how ethics can be used to create a sea change of positive decisions that can ripple outward to our families, communities, workplaces, and the wider world—offering unprecedented opportunity for good. Drawing on two decades as an ethics advisor guiding corporations and leaders, academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and students in her Stanford University ethics courses, Susan Liautaud provides clarity to blurry ethical questions, walking you through a straightforward, four-step process for ethical decision-making you can use every day. Liautaud also explains the six forces driving virtually every ethical choice we face. Exploring some of today’s most challenging ethics dilemmas and showing you how to develop a clear point of view, speak out with authority, make effective decisions, and contribute to a more ethical world for yourself and others, The Power of Ethics is the must-have ethics guide for the 21st century.

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    The Power of Why
  • Author : C. Richard Weylman
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 181
  • ISBN : 9780544026889
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Offers strategies for companies of all sizes to help win and retain customers by practicing buyer-centric thinking that helps to interest and engage the target audience.

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    The Power of One
  • Author : Natasha Bowman,Taylor & Francis Group
  • Publisher : Productivity Press
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1032210605
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • This book speaks into that desire for change and against that sense of powerlessness, equipping its readers to exercise a powerful influence in their workplaces to remove the systemic barriers that exist for themselves and others.

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    The Power of We
  • Author : Jonathan M. Tisch,Karl Weber
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780471693192
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Praise for The Power of We "In The Power of We, Jonathan Tisch reminds us again that working together still yields the best results. Jon has spent a lifetime mobilizing people and organizations to get a job done in business and in civic service. His experience, optimism, intelligence, and common sense are reflected in this fresh look at the rewards of partnerships." -President Bill Clinton "The Power of We offers a clear and compelling lesson in how today's business leaders can create new synergies and gain competitive advantage by learning how to partner successfully." -Kenneth I. Chenault, Chairman and CEO, American Express Company "Jon Tisch has lived the strategy he describes in The Power of We, and now this extraordinary man and successful leader shares his strategy with us. Building partnerships at all levels-social, intellectual, and political, as well as entrepreneurial-will be one of the keys to progress in the coming decades. Jon Tisch provides a road map for those who grasp that reality." -John Sexton, President, New York University "Being a leader requires vision, focus, and influence. Jonathan Tisch has exhibited all three in this great body of work about what it takes to be a partner and something bigger than yourself. The Power of We is a must read." -Pat Riley, President, the Miami HEAT

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    The Power of Pause
  • Author : Terry Hershey
  • Publisher : Loyola Press
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN : 9780829435467
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Religion
  • Terry Hershey, popular speaker and frequent retreat leader, understands that life is busy and getting busier. However, he also knows from personal experience that there is an inevitable price to pay if we don't regularly take time simply to pause and let our souls catch up with our bodies. In The Power of Pause, Hershey counters the cultural decree that says we must always be busy if life is to be fulfilling. Through 52 short chapters featuring powerful stories, inspiring quotations, and everyday opportunities for simplicity, we learn to relish the practice of resting as we take back the life we were always intended to have.

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    Grit
  • Author : Angela Duckworth
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781501111129
  • Reader Reviews : 19
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • In this instant New York Times bestseller, Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.” “Inspiration for non-geniuses everywhere” (People). The daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Angela Duckworth is now a celebrated researcher and professor. It was her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience that led to her hypothesis about what really drives success: not genius, but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance. In Grit, she takes us into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, teachers working in some of the toughest schools, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers—from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll. “Duckworth’s ideas about the cultivation of tenacity have clearly changed some lives for the better” (The New York Times Book Review). Among Grit’s most valuable insights: any effort you make ultimately counts twice toward your goal; grit can be learned, regardless of IQ or circumstances; when it comes to child-rearing, neither a warm embrace nor high standards will work by themselves; how to trigger lifelong interest; the magic of the Hard Thing Rule; and so much more. Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that—not talent or luck—makes all the difference. This is “a fascinating tour of the psychological research on success” (The Wall Street Journal).

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    The Power of the Dog
  • Author : Thomas Savage,Annie Proulx
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780316082709
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Now an award-winning Netflix film by Jane Campion, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst: Thomas Savage's acclaimed Western is "a pitch-perfect evocation of time and place" (Boston Globe) for fans of East of Eden and Brokeback Mountain. Set in the wide-open spaces of the American West, The Power of the Dog is a stunning story of domestic tyranny, brutal masculinity, and thrilling defiance from one of the most powerful and distinctive voices in American literature. The novel tells the story of two brothers — one magnetic but cruel, the other gentle and quiet — and of the mother and son whose arrival on the brothers’ ranch shatters an already tenuous peace. From the novel’s startling first paragraph to its very last word, Thomas Savage’s voice — and the intense passion of his characters — holds readers in thrall. "Gripping and powerful...A work of literary art." —Annie Proulx, from her afterword

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    The Book Thief
  • Author : Markus Zusak
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 578
  • ISBN : 9780307433848
  • Reader Reviews : 2620
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

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    The Power of Six
  • Author : Pittacus Lore
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9780062077868
  • Reader Reviews : 188
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • The second book of the #1 New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series! In the beginning, nine aliens left their home planet Lorien when it fell under attack by the evil Mogadorians. They scattered on Earth and went into hiding. They look like ordinary teenagers but have extraordinary powers. The Mogs have come for them. They killed Number One in Malaysia, Number Two in England, and Number Three in Kenya. They tried to get John Smith, Number Four, in Ohio—but they failed. Now John has joined forces with Number Six, and they are on the run. But they are not alone. Already John and Six have inspired Marina, Number Seven, who has been hiding in Spain. She’s been following the news of what’s happening, and she’s certain this is the sign she’s been waiting for. It’s time to come together. Michael Bay, director of Transformers, raved: “Number Four is a hero for this generation.” This epic story is perfect for fans of action-packed science fiction like The Fifth Wave series by Rick Yancey, The Maze Runner series by James Dashner, and Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game. The battle for Earth’s survival wages on. Don’t miss the rest of the series: #3: The Rise of Nine, #4: The Fall of Five, #5: The Revenge of Seven, #6: The Fate of Ten, and #7: United as One. Don’t miss the first book in the brand-new I Am Number Four spin-off series: Generation One.

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    Remembering the Power of Words
  • Author : Avel Louise Gordly,Patricia Ann Schechter
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 0870716042
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Remembering the Power of Wordsrecounts the personal and professional journey of Avel Gordly, the first African-American woman elected to the Oregon State Senate. The book is a brave and honest telling of Gordly's life. She shares the challenges and struggles she faced growing up black in Portland in the 1950s and 1960s, as well as her determination to attend college, the dedication to activism that took her from Portland to Africa, and her eventual decision to run for a seat in the state legislature. That words have power is a constant undercurrent in Gordly's account and a truth she learned early in life. "Growing up, finding my own voice," she writes, "was tied up with denying my voice or having it forcefully rejected and in all of that the memory of my father is very strong. To this day--and I am today a very experienced public speaker--preparation to speak takes a great deal of energy." That this memoir has its origins as an oral history is fitting since Gordly has used her voice, out loud, to teach and inspire others for so many years. Important as a biographical account of one significant Oregonian's story, the book also contributes "broader narratives touching on Black history (and Oregon's place within it), and most particularly the politics associated with being an African American woman," according to series editor Melody Rose. The inaugural volume in the Women and Politics in the Pacific Northwest Series (series editor, Melody Rose)

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    Power of One
  • Author : B. J. GALLAGHER,Steve Ruttenberg
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 1608104907
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Simple, everyday things done by everyday people can change someone's life. In The Power of One, co-authors BJ Gallagher and Steve Ruttenberg will inspire you to make a difference with a single smile, hope, touch or act. The longest journey begins with one step; the greatest accomplishments begin with one idea; the greatest fortunes were built beginning with the first dollar; and the greatest books are written one word at a time. You may be only one person, but you may very well be "the one" to do great things in the world.

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    One Word that will Change Your Life
  • Author : Dan Britton,Jimmy Page,Jon Gordon
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 98
  • ISBN : 9781118548905
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • One Word is a simple concept that delivers powerful life change! In 1999, the authors discovered a better way to become their best and live a life of impact. Instead of creating endless goals and resolutions, they found one word that would be their driving force for the year. No goals. No wish lists. Just one word. Best of all . . . anyone, anytime can discover their word for the year. One Word that will Change Your Life will inspire you to simplify your life and work by focusing on just one word for this year. That’s right! One Word creates clarity, power, passion and life-change. The simple power of One Word is that it impacts all six dimensions of your life – mental, physical, emotional, relational, spiritual, and financial. Simply put, One Word sticks. There is a word meant for you and when you find it, live it, and share it, your life will become more rewarding and exciting than ever. Join thousands of people and hundreds of schools, businesses, churches, and sports teams who have found their one word . . . and discover how to harness the transformational power of One Word. The book includes a personal Action Plan and simple process to help you discover your word for the year.

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    The Power of Moments
  • Author : Chip Heath,Dan Heath
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781501147760
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • The New York Times bestselling authors of Switch and Made to Stick explore why certain brief experiences can jolt us and elevate us and change us—and how we can learn to create such extraordinary moments in our life and work. While human lives are endlessly variable, our most memorable positive moments are dominated by four elements: elevation, insight, pride, and connection. If we embrace these elements, we can conjure more moments that matter. What if a teacher could design a lesson that he knew his students would remember twenty years later? What if a manager knew how to create an experience that would delight customers? What if you had a better sense of how to create memories that matter for your children? This book delves into some fascinating mysteries of experience: Why we tend to remember the best or worst moment of an experience, as well as the last moment, and forget the rest. Why “we feel most comfortable when things are certain, but we feel most alive when they’re not.” And why our most cherished memories are clustered into a brief period during our youth. Readers discover how brief experiences can change lives, such as the experiment in which two strangers meet in a room, and forty-five minutes later, they leave as best friends. (What happens in that time?) Or the tale of the world’s youngest female billionaire, who credits her resilience to something her father asked the family at the dinner table. (What was that simple question?) Many of the defining moments in our lives are the result of accident or luck—but why would we leave our most meaningful, memorable moments to chance when we can create them? The Power of Moments shows us how to be the author of richer experiences.

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    The Power of One Christlike Life
  • Author : Francis Franqipiane
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 155
  • ISBN : 1886296588
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Religion
  • Francis Frangipane brings a hopeful message for those on the verge of giving up on sinners. Twelve brief biographies of outstanding Christians show how a godly intercessor can impact the world for Christ.

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    The Power of Fifty Bits
  • Author : Bob Nease
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780062407467
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Going beyond the bestsellers Predictably Irrational and Thinking, Fast and Slow, the first “how to” guide that shows you how to help customers, employees, coworkers, and clients make better choices to get what they truly want. Of the ten million bits of information our brains process each second, only fifty bits are devoted to conscious thought. Because our brains are wired to be inattentive, we often choose without thinking, acting against our own interests—what we truly want. As the former Chief Scientist of Express Scripts, a Fortune 25 healthcare company dedicated to making the use of prescription medications safer and more affordable, Bob Nease is an expert on applying behavioral sciences to health care. Now, he applies his knowledge to the wider world, providing important practical solutions marketers, human resources professionals, teachers, and even parents can use to improve the behavior of others around them, and get the positive results they want. Nease offers a set of powerful and effective strategies to change behavior, including: Require Choice—compel people to deliberately choose among options Lock in Good Intentions—allow people to make decisions today about choices they will face in the future Let It Ride—set the default to the desired option and let people opt out if they wish Get in the Flow—go to where peoples’ attention is likely to be naturally Reframe the Choices—set the framework people use to consider options and choices Piggyback It—connect the desired choice or behavior with something they already like or are engaged in Simplify . . . Wisely—make right choices frictionless and easy, make wrong choices more difficult And more.

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    The Power of Starting Something Stupid
  • Author : Natalie Norton
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 0578407388
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • What if the smartest people in the world understand something that the rest of us don't? (They do.) What if they know that in order to achieve success, they will sometimes have to do things that others may initially perceive as stupid?The fact of the matter is that the smartest people in the world don't run from stupid, they lean into it (in a smart way).In The Power of Starting Something Stupid, Richie Norton redefines stupid as we know it, demonstrating that life-changing ideas are often tragically mislabeled stupid. What if the key to success, creativity, and fulfillment in your life lies in the potential of those stupid ideas? This deeply inspiring book will teach you:¿ How to crush fear, make dreams happen, and live without regret.¿ How to overcome obstacles such as lack of time, lack of education, or lack of money.¿ The 5 actions of the New Smart to achieve authentic success.No more excuses. Learn how to start something stupid-the smartest thing you can do. Drawing on years of research, including hundreds of face-to-face interviews and some of the world's greatest success stories past and present, Richie shows you how stupid is the New Smart-the common denominator for success, creativity, and innovation in business and life.

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    Four Fires
  • Author : Bryce Courtenay
  • Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
  • Pages : 1068
  • ISBN : 9781742280639
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In a small town like any other small town around Australia live the Maloneys. They are a fifth-generation Australian family of Irish Catholic descent who are struggling to reach the first rung of the social ladder. The Maloneys are a family you won't forget: a strong mother, a father broken by war, three boys and two girls, one of whom has an illegitimate daughter. Each of their lives is changed forever by the four fires – passion, religion, warfare and fire itself. Four Fires is a story of the power of love and the triumph of the human spirit against the odds. 'Not since writing The Power of One have I felt this close to a book.' Bryce Courtenay 'It's a thumping saga of small-town rural Australian family (with) a cracking pace ... but be warned: construct yourself a holiday reading platform or that deckchair will collapse.' Weekend Australian brycecourtenay.com facebook.com/BryceCourtenay