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Leading the Revolution: How to Thrive in Turbulent Times by Making Innovation a Way of Life - Gary Hamel

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Leading the Revolution: How to Thrive in Turbulent Times by Making Innovation a Way of Life


Gary Hamel, world-renowned business thinker and coauthor of Competing for the Future, the book that set the management agenda for the 1990s, now delivers an agenda for the twenty-first century with the national bestseller, Leading the Revolution. Fully revised with a new introduction, this book provides an action plan for any company or individual intent on becoming and staying an industry revolutionary. Hamel argues that to thrive in the age of revolution, companies must adopt a radical new innovation agenda. The fundamental challenge companies face is reinventing themselves and their industries not just in times of crisis—but continually. Beautifully illustrated with more than 100 full-color photos and drawings, Hamel's Leading the Revolution is an action plan (indeed, an incendiary device) for any company or individual intent on becoming and staying an industry revolutionary. Based on experiences of world-class companies, including Charles Schwab, Cisco, Virgin, and GE Capital, Leading the Revolution explains the underlying principles of radical innovation, explores where revolutionary new business concepts come from, and identifies the key design criteria for building companies that are activist friendly. It will show companies how to avoid becoming "one-vision wonders"; harness the imagination of every employee; develop new financial measures that focus on creating new wealth; and create vibrant internal markets for ideas, capital, and talent. Drawing on the examples of activists who profoundly changed their companies with their bare hearts, Hamel outlines the practical steps anyone can take to lead a successful revolution in their own firm.

Lucky Man: A Memoir - Michael J. Fox

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Lucky Man: A Memoir


A funny, highly personal, gorgeously written account of what it's like to be a 30-year-old man who is told he has an 80-year-old's disease.

"Life is great. Sometimes, though, you just have to put up with a little more crap." --Michael J. Fox

In September 1998, Michael J. Fox stunned the world by announcing he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease -- a degenerative neurological condition. In fact, he had been secretly fighting it for seven years. The worldwide response was staggering. Fortunately, he had accepted the diagnosis and by the time the public started grieving for him, he had stopped grieving for himself. Now, with the same passion, humor, and energy that Fox has invested in his dozens of performances over the last 18 years, he tells the story of his life, his career, and his campaign to find a cure for Parkinson's.

Combining his trademark ironic sensibility and keen sense of the absurd, he recounts his life -- from his childhood in a small town in western Canada to his meteoric rise in film and television which made him a worldwide celebrity. Most importantly however, he writes of the last 10 years, during which -- with the unswerving support of his wife, family, and friends -- he has dealt with his illness. He talks about what Parkinson's has given him: the chance to appreciate a wonderful life and career, and the opportunity to help search for a cure and spread public awareness of the disease. He is a very lucky man, indeed.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation
Michael J. Fox is donating the profits from his book to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, which is dedicated to fast-forwarding the cure for Parkinson's disease. The Foundation will move aggressively to identify the most promising research and raise the funds to assure that a cure is found for the millions of people living with this disorder. The Foundation's web site, MichaelJFox.org, carries the latest pertinent information about Parkinson's disease, including:
--A detailed description of Parkinson's disease
--How you can help find the cure
--Public Services Announcements that are aired on network and cable television stations across the country to increase awareness
--Upcoming related Parkinson's disease events and meetings
--Updates on recent research and developments

Creativity: Understanding Innovation in Problem Solving, Science, Invention, and the Arts - Robert W. Weisberg

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Creativity: Understanding Innovation in Problem Solving, Science, Invention, and the Arts


How cognitive psychology explains human creativity
Conventional wisdom holds that creativity is a mysterious quality present in a select few individuals. The rest of us, the common view goes, can only stand in awe of great creative achievements: we could never paint Guernica or devise the structure of the DNA molecule because we lack access to the rarified thoughts and inspirations that bless geniuses like Picasso or Watson and Crick. Presented with this view, today's cognitive psychologists largely differ finding instead that "ordinary" people employ the same creative thought processes as the greats. Though used and developed differently by different people, creativity can and should be studied as a positive psychological feature shared by all humans.
Creativity: Understanding Innovation in Problem Solving, Science, Invention, and the Arts presents the major psychological theories of creativity and illustrates important concepts with vibrant and detailed case studies that exemplify how to study creative acts with scientific rigor.
Creativity includes:
* Two in-depth case studies--Watson and Crick's modeling of the DNA structure and Picasso's painting of Guernica-- serve as examples throughout the text
* Methods used by psychologists to study the multiple facets of creativity
* The "ordinary thinking" or cognitive view of creativity and its challengers
* How problem-solving and experience relate to creative thinking
* Genius and madness and the relationship between creativity and psychopathology
* The possible role of the unconscious in creativity
* Psychometrics--testing for creativity and how personality factors affect creativity
* Confluence theories that use cognitive, personality, environmental, and other components to describe creativity

Clearly and engagingly written by noted creativity expert Robert Weisberg, Creativity: Understanding Innovation in Problem Solving, Science, Invention, and the Arts takes both students and lay readers on an in-depth journey through contemporary cognitive psychology, showing how the discipline understands one of the most fundamental and fascinating human abilities.
"This book will be a hit. It fills a large gap in the literature. It is a well-written, scholarly, balanced, and engaging book that will be enjoyed by students and faculty alike."
--David Goldstein, University of Toronto

The 100% Brain Course - Melvin D. Saunders

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The 100% Brain Course


This 21st Century course manual has a staggering accumulation of 223 mind exercises designed to allow a person to use their entire brain. The exercises include balancing your emotions, increasing your memory, improving your creativity, enhancing your senses and much, much more.

Как стать миллионером. Психологические тесты - Потапенко Т.М.

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Как стать миллионером. Психологические тесты


Психологические тесты, предлагаемые в этой книге, помогут вам лучше познать себя,

выявить сильные и слабые стороны своего характера, определить диапазон творческого потенциала. С помощью тестов вы сможете узнать стартовые условия для выбора сферы деятельности, оценить свои шансы в достижении успеха. Проверьте ваш шанс стать миллионером! Тематика тестов: характер и образ жизни, окружающие и вы, ваши деловые качества.

Хатха йога. Корректный подход к позвоночнику - Анатолий Пахомов

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Хатха йога. Корректный подход к позвоночнику


В книге рассматриваются теоретические и практические аспекты корректного выполнения асан Хатха Йоги. Особенно полезна она будет начинающим, тем, кто намерен изучать древнюю науку совершенствования - Йогу. Здесь изложен личный опыт человека, практикующего йогу более 17 лет, и преподающего более 12 лет. Сведения, изложенные здесь, помогут избежать начинающему многих ошибок, порожденных незнанием (авидьей). Ибо Йога подобна отточенному инструменту, который при правильном использовании приносит пользу и благо, а при неверном - может нанести вред.
Эта книга представляет только небольшую часть Знания, субъективный взгляд, "взгляд изнутри" инструктора йоги на предмет преподавания и изучения. Тем не менее, в ней можно найти материал, без которого вряд ли возможна корректная практика физических упражнений без травм тела и сознания. Несомненно, эта книга может быть полезна людям, преподающим Хатха Йогу.

Taking Charge - Gudrun Burkhard, Christian von Arnim

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Taking Charge


Our personal life-stories develop according to patterns which can be interpreted and understood more deeply. As Burkhard reveals, this understanding also offers a bridge towards engaging further with the lives of other people.

KISS Guide to Organizing Your Life (Keep It Simple Series) - Donald Wetmore

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KISS Guide to Organizing Your Life (Keep It Simple Series)


Kiss the competition goodbye! The only guide you'll ever need to get more done in less time with less stress. Enjoy an exciting, self-paced journey to a more balanced life at work and at home. Discover how to overcome stumbling blocks to greater personal productivity. Find out how to eliminate time-wasters. Learn how to prioritize and delegate tasks. The Keep It Simple Series is the new standard in how-to books! Written by leading experts, each book includes full-color photographs and illustrations throughout, making these the first and only truly accessible guides for beginners. The KISS format is designed to help readers build confidence from the start, and learn gradually and thoroughly to the very last page. Much more than introductions to various subjects, these inspiring and innovative books are the ones that readers can trust!

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