Imagine discovering what successful people have in common, distilling it into a set of simple practices, and using them to transform your company, your career, and your life. Written by three thought leaders in organizational development and self-improvement, including Built to Last co-author Jerry Porras, Success Built to Last challenges conventional wisdom at every step. It draws on face-to-face, unscripted conversations with hundreds of remarkable human beings from around the world.
"Find your passion"
Don’t be daunted by a challenging economy and fierce competition. Even in the toughest environment, innovative, highly profitable businesses abound. And yours can be one of them with Now, Build a Great Business! This essential success kit from business heavyweights and acclaimed authors Mark Thompson and Brian Tracy is filled with straightforward, powerful strategies to ignite growth in your business.
Drawing from classical as well as contemporary examples and ranging across politics, business, science, technology, and the arts, Enough Said is a smart and shrewd look at the erosion of language by an author uniquely placed to measure its consequences.
The Western Front dominates our memories of the First World War. Yet a million and half men died in northeast Italy in a war that need never have happened, when Italy declared war on the Habsburg Empire in May 1915. Led by General Luigi Cadorna, the most ruthless of all the Great War commanders, waves of Italian conscripts were sent charging up the limestone hills north of Trieste to be massacred by troops fighting to save their homelands.
"Lost in history..."
Imagine how it would feel to be fully valued for what you do best. What if your boss, your customers, and your family really appreciated what you have to offer? How proud would you be if your organization won the top spot among Fortune Magazine’s “Most Admired Companies?” What if Jim Collins rated you a “Level 5 leader?” In this audiobook, you’ll find 21 simple and powerful strategies that will help you become more valued in a crowded and competitive world.
Try, fail, try again, win small, win a bit bigger, dig deeper inside...and do more than you ever imagined you could! Maybe you thought you'd wait to tackle your passion when you had more self-confidence. Do the work, accomplish something and, voila, you'll gain that confidence. Marva Collins doesn't advise parents, kids, and teachers to wait for self-confidence, or to believe success is an entitlement. Self-esteem is overrated: it's about effort.
To study enduring success, Mark Thompson and Stewart Emery interviewed some of the world's most successful individuals: John McCain, Jimmy Carter, Maya Angelou, Sally Field, Charles Schwab, Richard Branson, the Dalai Lama, and many more. What they found was honesty, humility, and above all, a passion for their various pursuits. The common thread is that meaning is the foundation of true success.
"This wasn't the book."
Embrace your flaws and weaknesses-and transform them into the building blocks of greatness! We expect our heroes to be perfect, despite overwhelming evidence they never are. The ancient Greeks had no such expectations. It wouldn't be Greek mythology if the heroes weren't deeply flawed. And get this-there was no cure! Only if the hero recognized his weakness would the story end well.
"This gives me hope"
Credibility; confidence; integrity; and strength – these are the keys to success in every aspect of your life. Let the expert authors from FT Press, including Jerry Porras and Stewart Emery, share their experiences on achieving success.
Charles Fletcher Lummis began his spectacular career in 1884 by walking from Ohio to start a new job at the three-year old Los Angeles Times. By the time of his death in 1928, the 3,500 mile "tramp across the continent" was just a footnote in his astonishingly varied career: crusading journalist, author of nearly two dozen books, editor of the influential political and literary magazine Out West, Los Angeles city librarian, preserver of Spanish missions, and Indian rights gadfly.
As conventionally defined, "balance" doesn't matter. Passion does. Learn how to find it-and start living it!CEOs and Nobel laureates don't have "balance". The Dalai Lama doesn't. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mother Teresa didn't. Enduringly successful people, many living lives that are gifts to the world, don't raise balance as a major issue. Not because they've handled it masterfully - but ecause they're busy doing what matters to them.
Why won't Alice reveal the real reason for wanting to return home? What is the truth of the planet covered in blood? And who - or what - is Vixxy? As events unfold, a simple visit to Earth becomes a growing nightmare and the time travellers find themselves caught in a complex web of time, space, and emotions - with no choice but to see it through to its chilling conclusion.
Discover your lifelong obsession: the passion that creates meaning you'll never want to escape from! Whether it's British Airways, Coca-Cola, or NASA, whenever the old guard takes its eye off the prize, Richard Branson feels a moral obligation to set the big guy's platform on fire. You have to admire billionaires like this. What keeps them so passionately involved even after they've long since "arrived"?
Some people think that elite athletes are people who were born with innate abilities that allow them to become explosive on the court. However, science has proven that theory wrong. Athletes are made and you can train well enough to improve your own vertical jump and make a difference in the hard court.
How to use carefully calibrated, constructive confrontation to ignite your team's best, most passionate, most creative ideas.The best thing you can do about contention is throw fuel on the flames. You heard it right. Contention is something enduringly successful people actually seek out: gloves-off, brutally frank dialogue. These "naked conversations" are not intended to be personally abusive. The focus is on issues, not people.
In 2015, The Washington Post launched an unprecedented effort to account for every fatal shooting by an officer of the law. Their study has motivated the FBI to action, and changed the way we think of those who serve and protect. After a police officer shot and killed a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, the media began to pay greater attention to deadly interactions between black men and the law.
Tonight on the program, a political update with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, hosts of With All Due Respect.
Next, a preview of Apple's media event with Henry Blodget, editor in chief of Business Insider; Steven Levy, editor in chief of Backchannel; Nicholas Thompson, editor of NewYorker.com; and Geoffrey Fowler, personal technology columnist at the Wall Street Journal.
We conclude with a discussion about possible Russian attempts to break into electronic voting systems with Dana Priest of The Washington Post