|The Geopolitics of Emotion: How Cultures of Fear, Humiliation, and Hope are Reshaping the World (Hardcover)
by Dominique Moisi
An astonishingly creative response to Samuel Huntington's The Clash of Civilizations,
this groundbreaking analysis examines political trends through the
prism of emotion, arguing that fear, humiliation and hope might be as
influential as the cultural, social and economic factors that breed
political conflict. Shedding keen light on the limitations of the
geographic and cultural determinism that currently dominates
international relations discourse, Moïsi uses these definitions to
remap the world's political regions. Dexterously avoiding cliché or
sentimentality, Moïsi studies how emotions interact (e.g., fear is the
absence of confidence; hope is the expression of confidence;
humiliation is the loss of hope that results from wounded confidence)
and plumbs the roots of AsiaÖs culture of hope, the historical
humiliation feeding Islamic extremism and the long-dominant emotions in
the West: a fear of the other, confusion about national identity and an
anxiety to maintain global relevance. This elegant thesis presents the
very real consequences of the Clash of Emotions and concludes with
well-reasoned if tentative conjecture about how these currents will
shift in years to come.
|Training Camp: What the Best Do
Better Than Everyone Else (Hardcover)
by Jon Gordon
is an inspirational story filled with invaluable lessons and insights
on bringing out the best in yourself and your team. The story follows
Martin, an un-drafted rookie trying to make it in the NFL. He’s spent
his entire life proving to the critics that a small guy with a big
heart can succeed against all odds. After spraining his ankle in the
pre-season, Martin thinks his dream is lost when he happens to meet a
very special coach who shares eleven life-changing lessons that keep
his dream alive—and might even make him the best of the best. If you
want to be your best—Training
offers an inspirational story and real-world wisdom on what it takes to
reach true excellence and how you and your team (your work team, school
team, church team and family team) can achieve it.
|Animal Spirits: How Human
Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism
by George A.
Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller
and Shiller are the first to try to rework economic theory for our
times. The effort itself makes their book a milestone. . . . And their
book takes their case not just to economists, but also to the general
reader. It is short (176 pages of text) and easy enough for laymen to
Uchitelle New York Times Book Review )
and Shiller succeed, too, in demonstrating that conventional
macroeconomic analyses often fail because they omit not just readily
observable facts like unemployment and institutions such as credit
markets but also harder-to-document behavioral patterns that fall
within the authors' notion of 'animal spirits.' Confidence plainly
matters, and so does the absence of it. When the public mood swings
from exuberance to anxiety, or even fear, the effect on asset prices as
well as on economic activity outside the financial sector can be large.
Friedman New York Review of Books )
Spirits [is] . . . the new must-read in Obamaworld.
Grunwald Time )
really applies to all the big areas where we need change.
Obama budget director (quoted from "Time )
Ambition Glory: The Stunning Parallels between Great Leaders of the
Ancient World and Today . . . and the Lessons You Can Learn (Hardcover)
by Steve Forbes and John Prevas
“Power Ambition Glory
serves as a remarkable historical guide. It’s both a reference guide to
the rise and fall of empires, as well as a fresh look at modern
business leaders and how they fit the framework of history.”
—From the foreword by Mayor Rudy Giuliani
appealing read that draws a remarkable correlation between great
leaders of the ancient world and highly profiled leaders of our time.
It is both interesting and instructive to learn of these striking
parallels and to realize that extolled leadership at any time often
includes similar vision, like deployment and unconventional strategies.
It is also interesting to find that notable personal failings of recent
times have roots in yesterday. Those who are interested in leadership
can profit greatly from reading this novel piece.”
—Larry Bossidy, coauthor of Execution
and former CEO of Honeywell
|Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other
Keys to Creativity (Hardcover)
When Hugh MacLeod was a struggling young copywriter, living in a YMCA,
he started to doodle on the backs of business cards while sitting at a
bar. Those cartoons eventually led to a popular blog – gapingvoid.com –
and a reputation for pithy insight and humor, in both words and
MacLeod has opinions on everything from marketing to the meaning of
life, but one of his main subjects is creativity. How do new ideas
emerge in a cynical, risk-averse world? Where does inspiration come
from? What does it take to make a living as a creative person?
Now his first book, Ignore Everyone, expands on his sharpest insights,
wittiest cartoons, and most useful advice. A sample:
* Selling out is harder than it looks.
Diluting your product to make it more commercial will just make people
like it less.
* If your plan depends on you suddenly
being “discovered” by some big shot, your plan will probably fail.
Nobody suddenly discovers anything. Things are made slowly and in pain.
* Don’t try to stand out from the crowd;
avoid crowds altogether. There’s no point trying to do the same thing
as 250,000 other young hopefuls, waiting for a miracle. All existing
business models are wrong. Find a new one.
* The idea doesn’t have to be big. It
just has to be yours. The sovereignty you have over your work will
inspire far more people than the actual content ever will.
After learning MacLeod’s 40 keys to creativity, you will be ready to
unlock your own brilliance and unleash it on the world.
About the Author
Hugh MacLeod worked as an advertising copywriter for more than a
decade, while developing his skills as a cartoonist and pundit. His
blog is Gaping Void, and more than a million people have downloaded the
original post that inspired this book, “How to be Creative.” He also
lectures and consults on Web 2.0 and its impact on business.
Got Your Back: The Breakthrough Program to Build Deep, Trusting
Relationships That Create Success—and Won't Let You Fail (Hardcover)
"So many of us are caught in a constant tug-of-war between work and
wellness. Keith Ferrazzi’s Who’s
Got Your Back
offers a strategy to execute on your most ambitious plans without
costing your happiness, well-being, or sanity--in fact his program
promises to enhance them by building deeper, more supportive
relationships. Ferrazzi offers a nine-step approach to building what he
calls “lifeline relationships,” an inner circle of deep, trusting peer
support partners who serve as advisors, cheerleaders, and
accountability watchdogs. These are more than colleagues, more than
friends--they are true, caring comrades in arms who respect you enough
to tell you like it is. The gem of this program is that Keith pays
attention to the mechanisms that have been proven to make change
stick--a striking difference between most self-help programs and
Ferrazzi’s signature “let others help.” What’s more, with Who’s Got
Your Back you’ll create relationships that are meaningful well beyond
your shared success--a rare and welcome gift in the world of
—Dr. Mehmet Oz
does for relationships what Tom Peters did for management . . . he's
opened our eyes to a new reality that relationships are the key to
success in business. Who’s
Got Your Back
will teach anyone, from job seekers to CEOs, how to quickly build the
kinds of relationships that really make a difference in business."
|Excuses Begone! 8-CD: How to
Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits
[AUDIOBOOK] [CD] (Audio CD)
by Dr Wayne W Dyer
the tracks of this transformational CD set, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer reveals
how to change the self-defeating thinking patterns that have prevented
you from living at the highest levels of success, happiness, and
health. Even though you may know what to think, actually changing those
thinking habits that have been with you since childhood might be
changed, it would create family dramas . . . I’m too old or too young .
. . I’m far too busy and tired . . . I can’t afford the things I truly
want . . . It would be very difficult for me to do things differently .
. . and I’ve always been this way . . . may all seem to be
but they’re in fact just excuses. So the business of modifying
habituated thinking patterns really comes down to tossing out the same
tired old excuses and examining your beliefs in a new and truthful
In this groundbreaking work, Wayne presents a compendium of
conscious and subconscious crutches employed by virtually everyone,
along with ways to cast them aside once and for all. You’ll learn to
apply specific questions to any excuse, and then proceed through the
steps of a new paradigm. The old, habituated ways of thinking will melt
away as you experience the absurdity of hanging on to them.
ultimately realize that there are no excuses worth defending, ever,
even if they’ve always been part of your life—and the joy of releasing
them will resonate throughout your very being. When you eliminate the
need to explain your shortcomings or failures, you’ll awaken to the
life of your dreams.
Excuses . .
|When Everything Changes, Change
by Neale Donald Walsh
When Everything Changes, Change Everything
speaks to the heart of every person who has lost their bearings in the
aftermath of a major life change — and to those who would help them.
strikingly clear, imminently and immediately useful text, it offers
inspired insights on the way to move on… and a breathtaking reason to
Here is a practical application of the fresh perspectives of
the New Spirituality, with wonderful tools for healing and living, and
a brand new definition of life that could make every mystery clear up
A dear one has died. Or a romantic relationship has
ended. Or a job that was once going to be your career has just
evaporated. Or your child has left home. Or you've moved to a new town.
Or you're suddenly facing a health crisis, or a financial crisis, or a
crisis of faith...
Deep sadness, even bitter negativity, can
sometimes follow. What to do then? End the life you've been living?
Yes. That's the startling answer in a book that will touch the lives of
people around the world with the same uplifting hopefulness as Conversations with God.
|Today I Made a Difference: A
Collection of Inspirational Stories from America’s Top Educators
remembers that teacher who made a difference. The one who went the
extra mile to truly affect lives, whose lessons carried as much
importance outside the classroom as inside. This book is a celebration
of those teachers who continue to make an impact. A collection of
stories from some of the country’s top educators, this book is a
celebration of teachers’ work, and motivation for them to continue.
Joseph Underwood has collected stories from each of the twenty-eight
2004 Disney TeacherTM of the Year honorees. And every story celebrates
a different obstacle they overcame, the power and know-how needed to
triumph, and the reward granted upon beating the odds. It’s the perfect
gift for anyone in or considering the profession. This collection is
sure to inspire, celebrate, and motivate those people who make the
biggest difference in everyone’s life.
|The Inspiring Leader: Unlocking
the Secrets of How Extraordinary Leaders Motivate
Zenger, Joseph Folkman and Scott Edinger
The highly anticipated follow-up to the. popular The Extraordinary Leader.
their bestselling work The Extraordinary Leader, performance. thought
leaders John Zenger and Joseph. Folkman revealed the 16 key
competencies that separate. the top 10% of leaders from the rest. Since
that. first book's publication, they have discovered, through. an
extensive study with over 20,000 managers, that. leaders who possessed
the ability to motivate outperformed. all others. The Inspiring Leader
reveals the. authors' newest proprietary research on how top leaders
inspire teams to greatness, including the nine behaviors exhibited by
the most successful leaders and how to implement them.
"We felt the
topic of inspiring and motivating was worth revisiting for a number of
reasons," said Joseph Folkman, president of Zenger Folkman. "Any
increase in a leader's ability to inspire can only have positive
outcomes for an organization. Employees are happier, so they work
harder and achieve better results. Inspirational attitudes are
contagious and when developed they can drive the same results that you
would see from an expensive leadership development plan."
|Master Your Metabolism: The
3 Diet Secrets to Naturally Balancing Your Hormones for a Hot and
it feel as if you’re fighting your body to lose even one pound—or just
to maintain your current weight? Respected health and wellness expert
and bestselling author Jillian Michaels has been there, too. So she
consulted top experts in the field of metabolism and discovered that
she’d inadvertently been abusing her endocrine system for years. After
“fixing” her own metabolism, she decided to share what she learned by
devising this simple, 3-phase plan that engages all the weight-loss
hormones (including the friendly HGH, testosterone, DHEA; and the
not-so-friendly: insulin, cortisol, and excess estrogen).
In Master Your Metabolism,
discover how to:
•REMOVE “anti-nutrients” from your diet
•RESTORE foods that speak directly to fat-burning genes
•REBALANCE energy and your hormones for effortless weight loss
offers a wealth of information throughout, including: shopping lists
and online shopping resources, hormone-trigger food charts, how to eat
“power nutrient” foods on a budget, smart strategies for eating out,
quick and easy recipes, as well as mini-programs for addressing PMS,
andropause, metabolic syndrome, PCOS, and menopause.