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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
In Elon Musk Tesla SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future veteran technology journalist Ashlee Vance provides the first inside look into the extraordinary life and times of Silicon Valley s most audacious entrepreneur Written with exclusive access to Musk his family and friends the book traces the entrepreneur s journey from a rough upbringing in South Africa to the pinnacle of the global business world Vance spent more than 30 hours in conversation with Musk and interviewed close to 300 people to tell the tumultuous stories of Musk s world-changing companies PayPal Tesla Motors SpaceX and SolarCity and to characterize a man who has renewed American industry and sparked new levels of innovation while making plenty of enemies along the way Vance uses Musk s story to explore one of the pressing questions of our time can the nation of inventors and creators which led the modern world for a century still compete in an age of fierce global competition He argues that Musk--one of the most unusual and striking figures in American business history--is a contemporary amalgam of legendary inventors and industrialists like Thomas Edison Henry Ford Howard Hughes and Steve Jobs More than any other entrepreneur today Musk has dedicated... his energies and his own vast fortune to inventing a future that is as rich and far-reaching as the visionaries of the golden age of science-fiction fantasy more
Learn the secrets to maximizing your Social Security benefits and earn up to thousands of dollars more each year with expert advice that you can t get anywhere else Want to know how to navigate the forbidding maze of Social Security and emerge with the highest possible benefits You could try reading all 2 728 rules of the Social Security system and the thousands of explanations of these rules but Kotlikoff Moeller and Solman explain Social Security benefits in an easy to understand and user-friendly style What you don t know can seriously hurt you wrong decisions about which Social Security benefits to apply for cost some individual retirees tens of thousands of dollars in lost income every year How many retirees or those nearing retirement know about such Social Security options as file and suspend apply for benefits and then don t take them Or start stop start start benefits stop them then re-start them Or just as important when and how to use these techniques Get What s Yours covers the most frequent benefit scenarios faced by married retired couples by divorced retirees by widows and widowers among others It explains what to do if you re a retired parent of dependent children disabled or an eligible beneficiary who continues... to work and how to plan wisely before retirement It addresses the tax consequences of your choices as well as the financial implications for other investments Many personal finance books briefly address Social Security but none offers the thorough authoritative yet conversational analysis found here You ve paid all your working life for these benefits Now get what s yours more
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 intimate memoir of life beyond the camera Connor Franta shares the lessons he has learned on his journey from small-town boy to Internet sensation so far Here Connor offers a look at his Midwestern upbringing as one of four children in the home and one of five in the classroom his struggles with identity body image and sexuality in his teen years and his decision to finally pursue his creative and artistic passions in his early twenties setting up his thrilling career as a YouTube personality philanthropist entrepreneur and tastemaker Exploring his past with insight and humor his present with humility and his future with hope Connor reveals his private struggles while providing heartfelt words of wisdom for young adults His words will resonate with anyone coming of age in the digital era but at the core is a timeless message for people of all ages don t be afraid to be yourself and to go after what you truly want This full-color collection includes photography and childhood clippings provided by Connor and is a must-have for anyone inspired by his journey
Major New York Times bestsellerWinner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the best books of 2011A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 TitleOne of The Economist s 2011 Books of the Year One of The Wall Street Journal s Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 20112013 Presidential Medal of Freedom RecipientIn the international bestseller Thinking Fast and Slow Daniel Kahneman the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think System 1 is fast intuitive and emotional System 2 is slower more deliberative and more logical The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation--each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking He offers... practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives--and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011 Thinking Fast and Slow is destined to be a classic more
Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry This means that women s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives In Lean In Sheryl Sandberg examines why women s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled explains the root causes and offers compelling commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook and is ranked on Fortune s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business and as one of Time s 100 Most Influential People in the World In 2010 she gave an electrifying TEDTalk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers Her talk which became a phenomenon and has been viewed more than two million times encouraged women to sit at the table seek challenges take risks and pursue their goals with gusto In Lean In Sandberg digs deeper into these issues combining personal anecdotes hard data and compelling research to cut through the layers of ambiguity and bias surrounding the lives and choices of working women She recounts her own decisions mistakes... and daily struggles to make the right choices for herself her career and her family She provides practical advice on negotiation techniques mentorship and building a satisfying career urging women to set boundaries and to abandon the myth of having it all She describes specific steps women can take to combine professional achievement with personal fulfillment and demonstrates how men can benefit by supporting women in the workplace and at home Written with both humor and wisdom Sandberg s book is an inspiring call to action and a blueprint for individual growth Lean In is destined to change the conversation from what women can t do to what they can more
Put your life in order with this valuable new resource from AARP and the American Bar Association Checklist for My Family guides you through the process of gathering in one place your finances legal documents online accounts wishes about medical care and more Plus it tells you what you need why you need it what s missing and where to get it While giving you peace of mind this book is also a gift to your loved ones It spares them stressful decisions and needless frustrations when you re ill or upon your death And it presents them with your legacy by providing specific knowledge of family history and recollections about your life interests and accomplishments Whether you choose to gather this critical information in the book itself or through the forms available free online you can easily customize and organize your information With this one-of-a-kind guide you ll stay in control of your life and feel satisfied in knowing that if anything happens to you you and your family will be well prepared
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
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