Few things in life are more satisfying than beating a rival. We love to win and hate to lose, whether it's on the playing field or at the ballot box, in the office or in the classroom. In this bold new look at human behavior, award-winning journalist and Olympian Matthew Syed explores the truth about our competitive nature: why we win, why we don't, and how we really play the game of life.
"Very eye opening"
Return to James Lee Burke's "timeless, parallel universe" with detective Dave Robicheaux, as he investigates the murders of two women, tries to prove one man's innocence, and faces an enemy unlike any he has ever known. Gothic, dense, brutal, touching, and always compelling, Jolie Blon's Bounce is classic storytelling from a writer who has been dubbed "the Faulkner of crime fiction."
"Sorry I was wrong"
Seventh grader Frannie Hudson wonders what it would be like to trade in her family for a new one. Her big brother ignores her. Her mean older sister can't stand her. And her parents have just announced they're going on a last-minute vacation - without her. When Frannie makes one desperate, crazy wish - BOOM! - she magically bounces into a whole new life, with a totally different family. And. It. Is. Amazing! There's only one catch: waking up as someone else keeps happening.
Since she bought her rambling fixer-upper of a house, Jacobia Tiptree has gotten used to finding things broken. But her latest problem isn't so easily repaired. Along with the rotting floor joists and sagging support beams, there's the little matter of the dead man in Jake's storeroom, an ice pick planted firmly in his cranium. Jake's unknown guest turns out to be local boy turned billionaire Threnody McIlwaine.
"Slow starter, but gradullay gets there."
Drawing inspiration from such sources as the work of M.I.T. social scientist Ed Schein, the film Saving Private Ryan, and his own experiences as a CEO leading companies, McFarland cleverly weaves a story whose practical insights can be put to use immediately. Bounce may be the most indispensable guide to facing challenges ever written.
"Reader and story a perfect fit"
Katrina. Haiti. BP. Fukushima. The Great Recession. Those are just a few of the catastrophic disruptions the world has endured in recent years. As we try to respond to such crises, key questions arise: What causes one system to break under great stress and another to rebound? How much change can a complex system absorb while still retaining its purpose and function? What characteristics make it adaptive to change? Provocative and eye-opening, Resilience sheds light on the nature of change.
"Totally Misleading Title"
Mornings can be fresh new opportunities, or they can feel oppressive. You drag yourself out of bed, struggle to get dressed and ready to go to work. It all seems like such a painful chore. If only you could recapture the zest and enthusiasm you once had. You can blow away those morning blues - with help from hypnosis. Get Up and Go, Go, Go.
"Took forever to get going"
When he was just twenty-six years old, Sam Cawthorn's life changed forever. A terrible car accident cost him his arm, left him in a coma, and put him in a wheelchair for the rest of his life - or so he thought. Today, Sam is one of the most successful motivational and inspirational speakers around, addressing some 100,000 people around the world each year, from some of the world’s biggest companies. Sam’s recovery was more than just a bounce back to where he had been before the accident. Instead, he used his accident as a launching pad to bounce forward to reach even greater heights than before.
Job loss. Foreclosure. Relationship woes. Health issues. Dire financial straits. If recent history has taught us anything, it's that nobody goes through life unscathed -- no matter how rich, how smart, how talented, or how fortunate they may be. White collar, blue collar, or no collar, there is an undeniable commonality to the raw emotion that strikes people when they are knocked down.
By the age of 20, Anicka Bakes was earning her living as a model in the fashion capitals of the world - Paris, Milan, Tokyo, and New York. Beautiful, wealthy, but still innocent in the ways of the heart, she met a sensitive and talented athlete on the rise named Dennis Rodman. The two fell in love. In seven tumultuous years, their daughter Alexis was born, Anicka suffered from a tragic car accident ending her modeling career, Dennis and Anicka married, and the two engaged in many vicious private and some very public fights.
A powerful and unique book filled with inspirational stories and strategies from the author and 13 other professionals who have successfully bounced back after a career threatening setback. Listen to this book to learn how to: Develop your personal brand, tell your career story and position yourself to hiring managers. Build credibility in the job market and inside a new organization. Bounce back from a setback including a layoff, reorg, working for a bad manager or suffering from career burnout.
"Very poor audio"
Bounce Back from Burn Out - Regain your passion for working, with hypnosis. Burnout sneaks up on you when you least expect it. One minute you're burning the candle at both ends with everything falling into place, and the next you're exhausted, worn out and feeling positively wrecked. But how do you recover without resorting to quick-fix solutions?There's a secret way to beat burnout. And it's called hypnosis.
Physically challenged from birth, Crawford shares his experience with resilience - our ability to thrive under stress and bounce back from hardship ? and how it is a skill that we can all develop and maintain."
They're back! Rediscover the zaniest characters you've ever met in this best-selling series which has sold millions worldwide. Bright and charming, with easily recognizable characters, Mr. Men audiobooks are easy enough for young listeners, witty enough for humor-prone adults, and highly collectible for one and all.
In this audiobook, you'll find countless examples, lessons, and insights into what it means to feel like you've failed and come out stronger on the other side. You'll learn insights from physicians, a golf professional turned college professor, entrepreneurs, a sales executive, and many more. As the world judges them, they are successful. They've achieved notoriety and prosperity in their chosen fields. However, you might be surprised to learn just how much failure they had to endure on their way to the top.
Jack Ryan always wanted to play pro ball. But he couldn't hit a curveball, so he turned his attention to less legal pursuits. A tough guy who likes walking the razor's edge, he's just met his match, and more, in Nancy. She's a rich man's plaything, seriously into thrills and risk, and together she and Jack are pure heat ready to explode. But when simple housebreaking and burglary give way to the deadly pursuit of a really big score, the stakes suddenly skyrocket.
"The editor should have sent it back."
Wake up Early - Bounce Out of Bed with Subliminal Messages. Seven powerful recordings, each 10 minutes long, containing thousands of embedded subliminal messages designed to help you reach your goal. This recording contains the following subliminal affirmations: I love getting up early; early rising fills me with anticipation; mornings are the best time of the day; I'm excited to start the day; getting up early is easy; early mornings motivate me to do more; I wake up feeling refreshed and enthusiastic.
"This really seems to work somehow!"
Depression can be draining, sapping your energy and making you feel empty inside. To beat it you need courage and stamina, but they're hard to come by when you're feeling down. You have to pick yourself up, think positive, look to the future, and brighten up your life from the inside out. And you can do all of this in just a few hours - with help from hypnosis. Lift Your Spirits and Get Rid of the Gloom.
A chapter from Zoom by Daniel Roberts and Fortune contributors. With Zoom, Fortune magazine extends one of its most successful franchises, 40 Under 40, to bring you original insight on the best-kept secrets of top entrepreneurs, business leaders, and rising tech stars.
This bundle includes the following four Subliminal Guru titles: Be Cool About Your Ex - leave your ex and your old relationship behind you to give yourself the chance at happiness and fulfilment once again. Mend a Broken Heart - discover the strength to get on with your life, ease the pain, and open yourself up to new and exciting possibilities.