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"
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"
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.
"I am Princess Cherene Jennet Sherwood of Mearsies Heili, hater of evil, foe to all villains, and wielder of the prune pie of justice!" That's how C. J. Sherwood introduces herself when she lands into her craziest adventure yet. In this, the second volume of C. J.'s records, she and her gang of friends gathered around the 13-year-old queen, Clair Sherwood, find themselves beset by magical spells and various villains. They still manage to have fun in the underground hideout in the middle of Mearsies Heili's woodland.
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.
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"
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."
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."
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.
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.
Boo Malone lost everything when he was sent to St. Gabriel's Home for Boys. There, he picked up a few key survival skills; a wee bit of an anger management problem; and his best friend for life, Junior. Now adults, Boo and Junior have a combined weight of 470 pounds (mostly Boo's), about ten grand in tattoos (mostly Junior's), and a talent for wisecracking banter.
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!"
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.
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"
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"
If you really want to win, listen to Andre Taylor. Anyone can talk about winning, but he knows first hand what it takes for individuals and organizations to succeed.
"A real tranformation"
A pure adrenaline rush of hard hitting, hard talking characters caught up in a chase for a fortune in gold locked inside a U.S. C-130 Aircraft that has been sitting on the floor of the Florida Straits for over fifty years. Jack Marsh is pulled into the hunt for the treasure by an old East German Stasi agent who knows where the plane is and how it got there. Always looking for easy money, Marsh recruits his friend Tommy Hicks, Captain of their salvage and dive boat, The Island Queen.
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."
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.
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"