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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
In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents students educators athletes and business people both seasoned and new 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
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
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the author of The Power of Habit comes a fascinating book that explores the science of productivity and why managing how you think is more important than what you think with an appendix of real-world lessons to apply to your life At the core of Smarter Faster Better are eight key productivity concepts from motivation and goal setting to focus and decision making that explain why some people and companies get so much done Drawing on the latest findings in neuroscience psychology and behavioral economics as well as the experiences of CEOs educational reformers four-star generals FBI agents airplane pilots and Broadway songwriters this painstakingly researched book explains that the most productive people companies and organizations don t merely act differently They view the world and their choices in profoundly different ways A young woman drops out of a PhD program and starts playing poker By training herself to envision contradictory futures she learns to anticipate her opponents missteps and becomes one of the most successful players in the world A group of data scientists at Google embark on a four-year study of how the best teams function and find that how a group interacts is more important than... who is in the group a principle it turns out that also helps explain why Saturday Night Live became a hit A Marine Corps general faced with low morale among recruits reimagines boot camp and discovers that instilling a bias toward action can turn even the most directionless teenagers into self-motivating achievers The filmmakers behind Disney s Frozen are nearly out of time and on the brink of catastrophe until they shake up their team in just the right way spurring a creative breakthrough that leads to one of the highest-grossing movies of all time What do these people have in common They know that productivity relies on making certain choices The way we frame our daily decisions the big ambitions we embrace and the easy goals we ignore the cultures we establish as leaders to drive innovation the way we interact with data These are the things that separate the merely busy from the genuinely productive In The Power of Habit Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Charles Duhigg explained why we do what we do In Smarter Faster Better he applies the same relentless curiosity deep reporting and rich storytelling to explain how we can improve at the things we do It s a groundbreaking exploration of the science of productivity one that can help anyone learn to succeed with less stress and struggle and to get more done without sacrificing what we care about most to become smarter faster and better at everything we do Praise for Smarter Faster Better A pleasure to read Duhigg s skill as a storyteller makes his book so engaging to read The New York Times Book Review Not only will Smarter Faster Better make you more efficient if you heed its tips it will also save you the effort of reading many productivity books dedicated to the ideas inside Bloomberg Businessweek Duhigg pairs relatable anecdotes with the research behind why some people and businesses are not as efficient as others Chicago Tribune The book covers a lot of ground through meticulous reporting and deft analysis presenting a wide range of case studies with insights that apply to the rest of us The Wall Street Journalmore
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
Kaplan s GRE Premier 2016 is a comprehensive prep system that includes both book and mobile-enabled online components Get access to in-depth strategies test information and practice questions to help you score higher on the GRE New for the 2016 edition Premier 2016 contains more targeted instruction across the different Quant and Verbal question types and content plus new questions and explanations Kaplan s GRE Premier 2016 contains 2 200 total practice questions with detailed explanations covering the Verbal Quantitative and Analytical Writing sections and strategies for handling all the question types you ll encounter on Test Day It also comes with study plans to help you make the most of your time preparing for the GRE as well as 1-year access to an online center that includes practice tests Quiz Bank and videos to help you score higher Kaplan s GRE Premier 2016 features 2 200 practice questions with detailed explanations including brand new questions and explanations for this edition6 full-length practice tests 5 realistic Multi-Stage Tests available online and 1 in the book 500-question online Quiz Bank for customized quiz creation and review of GRE practice questionsMobile-enabled online resources study anywhere on any... device with an internet connectionOnline study plans learn how to make the most of your time no matter how much or little time you have until Test DayDVD on stress management study planning and the graduate school application processAcademic support from Kaplan faculty via our Facebook page facebook com KaplanGradPrepKaplan guarantees that if you study with this book DVD and online resources you will score higher on the GRE or you ll receive a full refund 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
Don t Settle for More Most of us know we own too much stuff We feel the weight and burden of our clutter and we tire of cleaning and managing and organizing While excess consumption leads to bigger houses faster cars fancier technology and cluttered homes it never brings happiness Rather it results in a desire for more It redirects our greatest passions to things that can never fulfill And it distracts us from the very life we wish we were living Live a better life with less In The More of Less Joshua Becker helps you recognize the life-giving benefits of owning less realize how all the stuff you own is keeping you from pursuing your dreams craft a personal practical approach to decluttering your home and life experience the joys of generosity learn why the best part of minimalism isn t a clean house it s a full life The beauty of minimalism isn t in what it takes away It s in what it gives Make Room in Your Life for What You Really Want Maybe you don t need to own all this stuff After a casual conversation with his neighbor on Memorial Day 2008 Joshua Becker realized he needed a change He was spending far too much time organizing possessions cleaning up messes and looking for more to buy So Joshua and his wife decided to remove... the nonessential possessions from their home and life Eventually they sold donated or discarded over 60 percent of what they owned In exchange they found a life of more freedom more contentment more generosity and more opportunity to pursue the things that mattered most The More of Less delivers an empowering plan for living more by owning less With practical suggestions and encouragement to personalize your own minimalist style Joshua Becker shows you why minimizing possessions is the best way to maximize life Are you ready for less cleaning less anxiety and less stress in your life Simplicity isn t as complicated as you think more
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