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In this instant New York Times bestseller pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed be it parents students educators athletes or business people that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls grit Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of genius Duckworth now a celebrated researcher and professor describes her early eye-opening stints in teaching business consulting and neuroscience which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not genius but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance In Grit she takes readers 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 Among Grit s most valuable insights Why any effort... you make ultimately counts twice toward your goal How grit can be learned regardless of I Q or circumstances How lifelong interest is triggered How much of optimal practice is suffering and how much ecstasy Which is better for your child a warm embrace or high standards The magic of the Hard Thing Rule 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 more
This 1 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying organizing and storing Despite constant efforts to declutter your home do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once you ll never have to do it again Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever The KonMari Method with its revolutionary category-by-category system leads to lasting results In fact none of Kondo s clients have lapsed and she still has a three-month waiting list With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house spark joy and which don t this international bestseller featuring Tokyo s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home and the calm motivated mindset it can inspire
Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day Chances are you don t All too often our natural talents go untapped From the cradle to the cubicle we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths To help people uncover their talents Gallup introduced the first version of its online assessment StrengthsFinder in 2001 which ignited a global conversation and helped millions to discover their top five talents In its latest national bestseller StrengthsFinder 2 0 Gallup unveils the new and improved version of its popular assessment language of 34 themes and much more see below for details While you can read this book in one sitting you ll use it as a reference for decades Loaded with hundreds of strategies for applying your strengths this new book and accompanying website will change the way you look at yourself--and the world around you--forever Available exclusively in StrengthsFinder 2 0 using the unique access code included with each book A new and upgraded edition of the StrengthsFinder assessment A personalized Strengths Discovery and Action-Planning Guide for applying your strengths in the next week month and year A more customized version of your top five theme report 50 Ideas for... Action 10 strategies for building on each of your top five themes more
Always study with the most up-to-date prep Look for GRE Premier 2017 ISBN 978-1-5062-0322-5 on sale June 7 2016
This twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Stephen Covey s cherished classic commemorates the timeless wisdom of the 7 Habits One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for 25 years It has transformed the lives of Presidents and CEOs educators and parents in short millions of people of all ages and occupations
In this candid and riveting memoir for the first time ever Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world s most iconic game-changing and profitable brands Young searching fresh out of business school Phil Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission import high-quality low-cost running shoes from Japan Selling the shoes from the trunk of his Plymouth Valiant Knight grossed eight thousand dollars that first year 1963 Today Nike s annual sales top 30 billion In this age of start-ups Knight s Nike is the gold standard and its swoosh is more than a logo A symbol of grace and greatness it s one of the few icons instantly recognized in every corner of the world But Knight the man behind the swoosh has always been a mystery Now in a memoir that s surprising humble unfiltered funny and beautifully crafted he tells his story at last It all begins with a classic crossroads moment Twenty-four years old backpacking through Asia and Europe and Africa wrestling with life s Great Questions Knight decides the unconventional path is the only one for him Rather than work for a big... corporation he will create something all his own something new dynamic different Knight details the many terrifying risks he encountered along the way the crushing setbacks the ruthless competitors the countless doubters and haters and hostile bankers as well as his many thrilling triumphs and narrow escapes Above all he recalls the foundational relationships that formed the heart and soul of Nike with his former track coach the irascible and charismatic Bill Bowerman and with his first employees a ragtag group of misfits and savants who quickly became a band of swoosh-crazed brothers Together harnessing the electrifying power of a bold vision and a shared belief in the redemptive transformative power of sports they created a brand and a culture that changed everything more
World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck in decades of research on achievement and success has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea the power of our mindset Dweck explains why it s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn t foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment but may actually jeopardize success With the right mindset we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades as well as reach our own goals personal and professional Dweck reveals what all great parents teachers CEOs and athletes already know how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area Praise for Mindset Everyone should read this book Chip and Dan Heath authors of Switch and Made to Stick Will prove to be one of the most influential books ever about motivation Po Bronson author of NurtureShock A good book is one whose advice you believe A great book is one whose advice you follow I have found Carol Dweck s work on mindsets invaluable in my own life and even life-changing in my attitudes toward the challenges... that over the years become more demanding rather than less This is a book that can change your life as its ideas have changed mine Robert J Sternberg IBM Professor of Education and Psychology at Yale University director of the PACE Center of Yale University and author of Successful Intelligence If you manage any people or if you are a parent which is a form of managing people drop everything and read Mindset Guy Kawasaki author of The Art of the Start and the blog How to Change the World Highly recommended an essential read for parents teachers and coaches as well as for those who would like to increase their own feelings of success and fulfillment Library Journal starred review A serious practical book Dweck s overall assertion that rigid thinking benefits no one least of all yourself and that a change of mind is always possible is welcome Publishers Weekly A wonderfully elegant idea It is a great book Edward M Hallowell M D author of Delivered from DistractionFrom the Hardcover edition more
A former international hostage negotiator for the FBI offers a new field-tested approach to high-stakes negotiations whether in the boardroom or at home After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City Missouri Chris Voss joined the FBI where his career as a hostage negotiator brought him face-to-face with a range of criminals including bank robbers and terrorists Reaching the pinnacle of his profession he became the FBI s lead international kidnapping negotiator Never Split the Difference takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and into Voss s head revealing the skills that helped him and his colleagues succeed where it mattered most saving lives In this practical guide he shares the nine effective principles counterintuitive tactics and strategies you too can use to become more persuasive in both your professional and personal life Life is a series of negotiations you should be prepared for buying a car negotiating a salary buying a home renegotiating rent deliberating with your partner Taking emotional intelligence and intuition to the next level Never Split the Difference gives you the competitive edge in any discussion
A New York Times Bestseller For anyone who has ever been inspired by a TED talk this is an insider s guide to creating talks that are unforgettable Since taking over TED in the early 2000s Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted short talks can be the key to unlocking empathy stirring excitement spreading knowledge and promoting a shared dream Done right a talk can electrify a room and transform an audience s worldview Done right a talk is more powerful than anything in written form This book explains how the miracle of powerful public speaking is achieved and equips you to give it your best shot There is no set formula no two talks should be the same The goal is for you to give the talk that only you can give But don t be intimidated You may find it more natural than you think Chris Anderson has worked behind the scenes with all the TED speakers who have inspired us the most and here he shares insights from such favorites as Sir Ken Robinson Amy Cuddy Bill Gates Elizabeth Gilbert Salman Khan Dan Gilbert Mary Roach Matt Ridley and dozens more everything from how to craft your talk s content to how you can be most effective on stage This is the 21st-century s new manual for truly effective communication and it is a... must-read for anyone who is ready to create impact with their ideas more
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