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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
A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C Foster s classic guide a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics including symbols themes and contexts that shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more rewarding and enjoyable While many books can be enjoyed for their basic stories there are often deeper literary meanings interwoven in these texts How to Read Literature Like a Professor helps us to discover those hidden truths by looking at literature with the eyes and the literary codes-of the ultimate professional reader the college professor What does it mean when a literary hero is traveling along a dusty road When he hands a drink to his companion When he s drenched in a sudden rain shower Ranging from major themes to literary models narrative devices and form Thomas C Foster provides us with a broad overview of literature a world where a road leads to a quest a shared meal may signify a communion and rain whether cleansing or destructive is never just a shower-and shows us how to make our reading experience more enriching satisfying and fun This revised edition includes new chapters a new preface and epilogue and incorporates updated teaching points that Foster has developed... over the past decade more
New York Times Bestseller 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
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
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 his powerful new book bestselling author and world-renowned executive coach Marshall Goldsmith examines the environmental and psychological triggers that can derail us at work and in life Do you ever find that you are not the patient compassionate problem solver you believe yourself to be Are you surprised at how irritated or flustered the normally unflappable you becomes in the presence of a specific colleague at work Have you ever felt your temper accelerate from zero to sixty when another driver cuts you off in traffic As Marshall Goldsmith points out our reactions don t occur in a vacuum They are usually the result of unappreciated triggers in our environment the people and situations that lure us into behaving in a manner diametrically opposed to the colleague partner parent or friend we imagine ourselves to be These triggers are constant and relentless and omnipresent The smell of bacon wafts up from the kitchen and we forget our doctor s advice on lowering our cholesterol Our phone chirps and we glance instinctively at the glaring screen instead of looking into the eyes of the person we are with So often the environment seems to be outside our control Even if that is true as Goldsmith points out we have a choice in how... we respond In Triggers his most powerful and insightful book yet Goldsmith shows how we can overcome the trigger points in our lives and enact meaningful and lasting change Change no matter how urgent and clear the need is hard Knowing what to do does not ensure that we will actually do it We are superior planners says Goldsmith but become inferior doers as our environment exerts its influence through the course of our day We forget our intentions We become tired even depleted and allow our discipline to drain down like water in a leaky bucket In Triggers Goldsmith offers a simple magic bullet solution in the form of daily self-monitoring hinging around what he calls active questions These are questions that measure our effort not our results There s a difference between achieving and trying we can t always achieve a desired result but anyone can try In the course of Triggers Goldsmith details the six engaging questions that can help us take responsibility for our efforts to improve and help us recognize when we fall short Filled with revealing and illuminating stories from his work with some of the most successful chief executives and power brokers in the business world Goldsmith offers a personal playbook on how to achieve change in our lives make it stick and become the person we want to be more
In this stunning new book Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of outliers --the best and the brightest the most famous and the most successful He asks the question what makes high-achievers different His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like and too little attention to where they are from that is their culture their family their generation and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires what it takes to be a great soccer player why Asians are good at math and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band Brilliant and entertaining Outliers is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate
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
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