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An instant New York Times bestsellerSent to the most violent battlefield in Iraq Jocko Willink and Leif Babin s SEAL task unit faced a seemingly impossible mission help U S forces secure Ramadi a city deemed all but lost In gripping firsthand accounts of heroism tragic loss and hard-won victories in SEAL Team Three s Task Unit Bruiser they learned that leadership at every level is the most important factor in whether a team succeeds or fails Willink and Babin returned home from deployment and instituted SEAL leadership training that helped forge the next generation of SEAL leaders After departing the SEAL Teams they launched Echelon Front a company that teaches these same leadership principles to businesses and organizations From promising startups to Fortune 500 companies Babin and Willink have helped scores of clients across a broad range of industries build their own high-performance teams and dominate their battlefields Now detailing the mind-set and principles that enable SEAL units to accomplish the most difficult missions in combat Extreme Ownership shows how to apply them to any team or organization Each chapter focuses on a specific topic such as Cover and Move Decentralized Command and Leading Up the Chain explaining... what they are why they are important and how to implement them in any leadership environment A compelling narrative with powerful instruction and direct application Extreme Ownership revolutionizes business management and challenges leaders everywhere to fulfill their ultimate purpose lead and win more
The instant 1 NEW YORK TIMES BestsellerNamed a Hot Fall Read by USA Today Vanity Fair Newsday O Magazine the Seattle Times Minneapolis Star-Tribune Mashable Pop Sugar and the San Antonio Express-News A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life I dare you not to be inspired to be brave to be free and to be curious PopSugarFrom the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love the path to the vibrant fulfilling life you ve dreamed of Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert s books for years Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity With profound empathy and radiant generosity she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering She shows us how to tackle what we most love and how to face down what we most fear She discusses the attitudes approaches and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism Gilbert encourages us to uncover the strange jewels that are hidden within each of us Whether we are looking to write a book make... art find new ways to address challenges in our work embark on a dream long deferred or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy more
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
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWhen we deny our stories they define us When we own our stories we get to write the ending Social scientist Bren Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage vulnerability shame and worthiness Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth Vulnerability the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome is the only path to more love belonging creativity and joy But living a brave life is not always easy We are inevitably going to stumble and fall It is the rise from falling that Brown takes as her subject in Rising Strong As a grounded theory researcher Brown has listened as a range of people from leaders in Fortune 500 companies and the military to artists couples in long-term relationships teachers and parents shared their stories of being brave falling and getting back up She asked herself What do these people with strong and loving relationships leaders nurturing creativity artists pushing innovation and clergy walking with people through faith and mystery have in common The answer was clear They recognize the power of emotion and they re not afraid to lean in to discomfort Walking into our stories of hurt can feel dangerous But the process of regaining our footing in the... midst of struggle is where our courage is tested and our values are forged Our stories of struggle can be big ones like the loss of a job or the end of a relationship or smaller ones like a conflict with a friend or colleague Regardless of magnitude or circumstance the rising strong process is the same We reckon with our emotions and get curious about what we re feeling we rumble with our stories until we get to a place of truth and we live this process every day until it becomes a practice and creates nothing short of a revolution in our lives Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness It s the process Brown writes that teaches us the most about who we are more
The author of the critically acclaimed Elvis Presley biography Last Train to Memphis brings us the life of Sam Phillips the visionary genius who singlehandedly steered the revolutionary path of Sun Records The music that he shaped in his tiny Memphis studio with artists as diverse as Elvis Presley Ike Turner Howlin Wolf Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash introduced a sound that had never been heard before He brought forth a singular mix of black and white voices passionately proclaiming the vitality of the American vernacular tradition while at the same time declaring once and for all a new integrated musical day With extensive interviews and firsthand personal observations extending over a 25-year period with Phillips along with wide-ranging interviews with nearly all the legendary Sun Records artists Guralnick gives us an ardent unrestrained portrait of an American original as compelling in his own right as Mark Twain Walt Whitman or Thomas Edison
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
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
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
I am not a recruiter I am a software engineer And as such I know what it s like to be asked to whip up brilliant algorithms on the spot and then write flawless code on a whiteboard I ve been through this as a candidate and as an interviewer Cracking the Coding Interview 6th Edition is here to help you through this process teaching you what you need to know and enabling you to perform at your very best I ve coached and interviewed hundreds of software engineers The result is this book Learn how to uncover the hints and hidden details in a question discover how to break down a problem into manageable chunks develop techniques to unstick yourself when stuck learn or re-learn core computer science concepts and practice on 189 interview questions and solutions These interview questions are real they are not pulled out of computer science textbooks They reflect what s truly being asked at the top companies so that you can be as prepared as possible WHAT S INSIDE 189 programming interview questions ranging from the basics to the trickiest algorithm problems A walk-through of how to derive each solution so that you can learn how to get there yourself Hints on how to solve each of the 189 questions just like what you would get in a real... interview Five proven strategies to tackle algorithm questions so that you can solve questions you haven t seen Extensive coverage of essential topics such as big O time data structures and core algorithms A behind the scenes look at how top companies like Google and Facebook hire developers Techniques to prepare for and ace the soft side of the interview behavioral questions For interviewers and companies details on what makes a good interview question and hiring process more
Remarkable lessons in leadership and teambuilding from one of the greatest college football coaches of our timeIn only thirteen years as a head football coach first at Bowling Green and then at Utah Florida and Ohio State Urban Meyer has established himself as one of the elite coaches in the annals of his sport with three national championships and a cumulative record of 142 wins and only 26 losses But sheer statistics are not the measure of his true accomplishment nor do they speak to his own extraordinary learning journey Now in Above the Line he offers to readers his unparalleled insights into leadership team building and the keys to empowering people to achieve things they might never have thought possible Despite winning two national championships at Florida in only six seasons Meyer stepped back from the game at the end of the 2010 season amid health concerns and a growing awareness that his almost maniacal pursuit of perfection was distorting his priorities distancing him from his family and taking him away from the reasons he wanted to coach in the first place When he returned to the sport in 2012 as the head coach at Ohio State the school he grew up rooting for Meyer did so with a renewed sense of the deeper purpose of... his work and a profound commitment to life balance that had previously been lacking What remained constant was his passion for leading teaching and motivating forging his football teams into a cohesive whole playing for one another with selfless commitment and uncommon intensity Ohio State s 2014 season was in many ways Urban Meyer s master class in leadership The world knows how the story ended with the Buckeyes capturing the inaugural College Football Playoff Championship with a 42 20 victory over Oregon with the team s third-string quarterback at the helm in only his third collegiate start Few remember how it began with a bad early season loss that sent OSU out of the Top 20 season-ending injuries at the most important position on the team and then infinitely worse the tragic death of a teammate But this team s resilience was no accident In Above the Line Urban Meyer shares with readers OSU s groundbreaking game plan the game plan he followed every day in the Buckeyes historic 2014 season for creating a culture of success that engages and inspires the people around them A student of psychology long before he became a coach Meyer believes that trust is the bedrock of great achievements and healthy relationships and explains how to build it step by step whether in a team a family or a Fortune 500 company With trust in place a deep bond unites us in common purpose and cultivates what he calls Above the Line behavior a learned empowered response to the challenges we face every day Writing with his customary candor and humility Meyer delivers insights both practical and profound and applicable far beyond the football field Packed with real-life examples from a storied season Above the Line offers wisdom and inspiration for taking control and turning setbacks into victories more