To most of us, learning something 'the hard way' implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier. Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head and will appeal to all those interested in the challenge of lifelong learning and self-improvement.
"FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO KNOW HOW TO LEARN"
When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. Why is she there? Where did she come from? And, most important, how will she survive in her harsh surroundings? Roz's only hope is to learn from the island's hostile animal inhabitants. When she tries to care for an orphaned gosling, the other animals finally decide to help, and the island starts to feel like home. Until one day, the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her....
"Warm Hearted, Positronic Woman"
How Real Estate Developers Think considers developers from three different perspectives. Brown profiles the careers of individual developers to illustrate the character of the entrepreneur; considers the roles played by innovation, design, marketing, and sales in the production of real estate; and examines the risks and rewards that motivate developers as people.
""All developers are visionaries." Nope."
Jesus taught his followers that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven. Yet by the fall of Rome, the church was becoming rich beyond measure. Through the Eye of a Needle is a sweeping intellectual and social history of the vexing problem of wealth in Christianity in the waning days of the Roman Empire, written by the world's foremost scholar of late antiquity.
"A learned, well-balanced postmodern history"
Howard Hughes was one of the most amazing, intriguing, and controversial figures of the 20th century. He was the billionaire head of a giant corporation, a genius inventor, an ace pilot, a matinee-idol-handsome playboy, a major movie-maker who bedded a long list of Hollywood glamour queens, a sexual sultan with a harem of teenage consorts, a political influencer with intimate ties to Watergate, a Las Vegas kingpin, and, ultimately, a bizarre recluse.
"Well Researched, on the affairs he had any way"
The independence of the Federal Reserve is considered a cornerstone of its identity, crucial for keeping monetary policy decisions free of electoral politics. But do we really understand what is meant by "Federal Reserve independence"? Using scores of examples from the Fed's rich history, The Power and Independence of the Federal Reserve shows that much common wisdom about the nation's central bank is inaccurate.
"Meandering, gossipy, a bit pop-journalistic"
Lucy, a young bear, meets a charming little boy in the forest. When she brings him home, her mother cautions her that "children make terrible pets". Can Lucy prove her wrong?
Dynamic author and illustrator Peter Brown creates books that keep young readers enthralled. The Curious Garden is a wonderful tale that will show kids the importance of taking care of the world around us. A young boy named Liam is exploring a dark, gray city when he finds a struggling garden. Every day, Liam waters and takes care of the small plot, and over time it blossoms and spreads to make the entire city green again.
Three clever soliders devise a plan to get food and lodging from the selfish inhabitants of a French village during the time of Napoleon.
Three Peter Drucker titles, Managing Oneself, What Makes an Effective Executive?, and The Discipline of Innovation; two by Professor Amar Bhide formerly of Harvard Business School and now at Columbia Business School, Bootstrap Finance and Hustle as Strategy. The final two by Deaver Brown, Harvard Business School Graduate, Simpler & Cheaper: Henry Ford to Google and the timely Free Agent: No Employee World.
"Cheaper by the dozen"
Tenaya has never left Yosemite Valley. He was born in a car by the Merced River, and grew up in a hidden camp with his parents, surviving on fish, acorns, and unfinished food thrown away by the park's millions of tourists. But despite its splendor, Tenaya's Yosemite is a visceral place of opposites, at once beautiful, dangerous, and violent. When he meets Lucy, a young woman from the south side of the park, Tenaya must choose between this new relationship and the Valley, terrorism and legend, the sacred versus the material.
In this groundbreaking guide to building an ethical economy, Peter Brown and his colleagues at the Quaker Institute for the Future show readers how a system that embodies the core Quaker principle of "right relationship" can deliver a more equitable and sustainable future.
Always on the verge of something better, Brown’s characters are often hard drinking and fast driving—tending to be both violent and religious. And as they grasp for hope, they sometimes make a leap into a new life.
"A little too dark for my taste - others may enjoy"