The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:One World

ISBN:0593237072

Total Pages:448

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Provocative and illuminating essays from women at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutions to lead humanity forward. “A powerful read that fills one with, dare I say . . . hope?”—The New York Times NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE There is a renaissance blooming in the climate movement: leadership that is more characteristically feminine and more faithfully feminist, rooted in compassion, connection, creativity, and collaboration. While it’s clear that women and girls are vital voices and agents of change for this planet, they are too often missing from the proverbial table. More than a problem of bias, it’s a dynamic that sets us up for failure. To change everything, we need everyone. All We Can Save illuminates the expertise and insights of dozens of diverse women leading on climate in the United States—scientists, journalists, farmers, lawyers, teachers, activists, innovators, wonks, and designers, across generations, geographies, and race—and aims to advance a more representative, nuanced, and solution-oriented public conversation on the climate crisis. These women offer a spectrum of ideas and insights for how we can rapidly, radically reshape society. Intermixing essays with poetry and art, this book is both a balm and a guide for knowing and holding what has been done to the world, while bolstering our resolve never to give up on one another or our collective future. We must summon truth, courage, and solutions to turn away from the brink and toward life-giving possibility. Curated by two climate leaders, the book is a collection and celebration of visionaries who are leading us on a path toward all we can save. With essays and poems by: Emily Atkin • Xiye Bastida • Ellen Bass • Colette Pichon Battle • Jainey K. Bavishi • Janine Benyus • adrienne maree brown • Régine Clément • Abigail Dillen • Camille T. Dungy • Rhiana Gunn-Wright • Joy Harjo • Katharine Hayhoe • Mary Annaïse Heglar • Jane Hirshfield • Mary Anne Hitt • Ailish Hopper • Tara Houska, Zhaabowekwe • Emily N. Johnston • Joan Naviyuk Kane • Naomi Klein • Kate Knuth • Ada Limón • Louise Maher-Johnson • Kate Marvel • Gina McCarthy • Anne Haven McDonnell • Sarah Miller • Sherri Mitchell, Weh’na Ha’mu Kwasset • Susanne C. Moser • Lynna Odel • Sharon Olds • Mary Oliver • Kate Orff • Jacqui Patterson • Leah Penniman • Catherine Pierce • Marge Piercy • Kendra Pierre-Louis • Varshini • Prakash • Janisse Ray • Christine E. Nieves Rodriguez • Favianna Rodriguez • Cameron Russell • Ash Sanders • Judith D. Schwartz • Patricia Smith • Emily Stengel • Sarah Stillman • Leah Cardamore Stokes • Amanda Sturgeon • Maggie Thomas • Heather McTeer Toney • Alexandria Villaseñor • Alice Walker • Amy Westervelt • Jane Zelikova

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Steeped in Stories

Author:Mitali Perkins

Publisher:Broadleaf Books

ISBN:1506469116

Total Pages:240

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The stories we read as children shape us for the rest of our lives. But it is never too late to discover that transformative spark of hope that children's classics can ignite within us. Award-winning children's author Mitali Perkins grew up steeped in stories--escaping into her books on the fire escape of a Flushing apartment building and, later, finding solace in them as she navigated between the cultures of her suburban California school and her Bengali heritage at home. Now Perkins invites us to explore the promise of seven timeless children's novels for adults living in uncertain times: stories that provide mirrors to our innermost selves and open windows to other worlds. Blending personal narrative, accessible literary criticism, and spiritual and moral formation, Perkins delves into novels by Louisa May Alcott, C. S. Lewis, L. M. Montgomery, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and other literary "uncles" and "aunts" that illuminate the virtuous, abundant life we still desire. These novels are not perfect, and Perkins honestly assesses their critical frailties and flaws related to race, culture, and power. Yet reading or rereading these books as adults can help us build virtue, unmask our vices, and restore our hope. Reconnecting with these stories from childhood isn't merely nostalgia. In an era of uncertainty and despair, they lighten our load and bring us much-needed hope.

We Got Mojo!

Author:Raul A Deju

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:1524525820

Total Pages:366

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Thirty-five of my BFF and I decided last year to write snippets of our lives, reflecting on how we used our mojo to survive and thrive. Many of us escaped adversity in our home countries, including the genocide of the Killing Fields in Cambodia, the Cuban Revolution, and the brutal life in the rural mountain villages of Per. Others in my list of BFF escaped the equally harsh demons of drug addiction, while others survived poverty, racism, war, and all forms of discrimination. However, nothing could stop any of us in our aim to lead a successful life with no sulking. None of us considered success the result of becoming rich and famous; instead, to us, success meant bettering ourselves, bettering the world, innovating where we could, and creating businesses, such as Charles Schwab, EnergySolutions, Yahoo, HBO, MTV, Nickelodeon, parts of the Virgin Group, and many others. We have accomplished our goals through passion, leadership, and perseverance without sacrificing our values, and we continue to do so today. The book contains our stories in our own words, and just like Napoleon Hill did in his famous book Think and Grow Rich in 1937, we have analyzed our life trips and derived the twenty rules that we have consciously or unconsciously followed to achieve our individual success. The stories represent three dozen lifetimes of successes and failures, or perhaps we should call them learning steps. Through it all, we have used our mojo to the max and still do so today. We truly got mojo, and these are our stories of inspiration and perspiration.

Harnessing The Windmills Of The Mind

Author:Abraham Thomas

Publisher:One Point Six Technology Pvt Ltd

ISBN:9352015983

Total Pages:232

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In the pell-mell of life, who has not sometimes felt overwhelmed? The mind seems to be in endless churn...leading us in circles of despair, anger and frustration... Where do we turn when we are floundering? The answer lies within. Windmills offers practical and sustainable ways forward through Effective Mind Control (EMC). How to control your temper. How to cultivate patience. How to face grief. How to deal with guilt. How to escape from the well of sudden disappointment How not to feel dissatisfied with life. How to avoid despair over the lack of meaning in your life. These pages abridge the behavioral aspects of the AI thesis about the mind on the Effective Mind Control website. EMC has drawn keen interest from around the world, logging over half a million page views from over 150 countries. EMC assumes that IA, an intuitive algorithm, enables the mind to apply inductive reasoning to manage attitudes and behaviours. Windmills suggests simple mental and physical exercises, followed by wise men across the centuries, to change our own views and actions...pointing the way towards a positive life experience.

Paradise Beneath Her Feet

Author:Isobel Coleman

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:9780679603696

Total Pages:368

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Now with a new Preface and Afterword by the author “Outstanding . . . [Isobel Coleman] takes us into remote villages and urban bureaucracies to find the brave men and women working to create change in the Middle East.”—Los Angeles Times In this timely and important book, Isobel Coleman shows how Muslim women and men across the Middle East are working within Islam to fight for women’s rights in a growing movement of Islamic feminism. Journeying through Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, Coleman introduces the reader to influential Islamic feminist thinkers and successful grassroots activists working to create economic, political, and educational opportunities for women. Their advocacy for women’s rights based on more progressive interpretations of Islam are critical to bridging the conflict between those championing reform and those seeking to oppress women in the name of religious tradition. Socially, culturally, economically, and politically, the future of the region depends on finding ways to accommodate human rights, and in particular women’s rights, with Islamic law. These reformers—and thousands of others—are the people leading the way forward. Featuring new material that addresses how the Arab uprisings and other recent events have affected the social and political landscape of the region, Paradise Beneath Her Feet offers a message of hope: Change is coming to the Middle East—and more often than not, it is being led by women. Praise for Paradise Beneath Her Feet “Clearly written, deeply moving, and wonderfully enlightening.”—Reza Aslan, author of No god but God “[An] engrossing portrait of real Muslim women that reveals how Islamic feminists . . . are working with and within the culture, rather than against it . . . to forge ‘a legitimate Islamic alternative to the current repressive system.’ Coleman doesn’t diminish the enormity of the struggle, but she argues convincingly that it might yet rewrite Islam’s future.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “A nuanced view of Islam’s role in public life that is cautiously hopeful.”—The Economist “Eye-opening . . . Deeply religious, profoundly determined and modern in every way, these are twenty-first-century women bent on change. Hear them roar and see a future being born before our eyes.”—Booklist

Create Brand Attraction

Author:Michael Kotick

Publisher:Archway Publishing

ISBN:1480841285

Total Pages:190

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LIVING IN A MEDIA LANDSCAPE FILLED WITH NEW DEVELOPMENTS and rapidly evolving consumers, marketers have struggled to make sense of it all. Michael Kotick, a longtime senior marketing executive, helps you navigate the treacherous terrain in this essential guide for anyone concerned about building goodwill, boosting a brand, and making sales. Instead of overcomplicating modern marketing strategy with jargon, he explains how to use an intuitive, attraction-based framework to understand what successful marketers are doing, how theyre doing it, and where theyre headed next. He explores topics like pickup lines and why nice guys finish last, primarily using the psychology of attraction to uncover what people really want from brands today. He also shares case studies from some of the worlds best brands, including Chrysler, Burberry, and Sharpie. Go beyond Instagram envy, engagement rates, and the list of rules that marketers have created for themselves to get to the crux of the matter: being interesting and likable to Create Brand Attraction. This is not your average business book. Kotick begins by reminding us that marketers are people too, and our job is straightforward: We need to help people like our brands. From that insight, he lays out a refreshingly simple way to approach just about any new platform or marketing strategy challenge. Jason Burby, POSSIBLE, President, Americas In a refreshingly honest account of his own personal experience, Kotick succeeds at offering a how to framework without resorting to the same-old, same-old of other, far less readable, business books. Thomas Gensemer, Burson Marsteller, Chief Strategy Officer

Mother Courage and Her Children

Author:Bertolt Brecht

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:1408160773

Total Pages:160

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This Student Edition of Brecht's anti-war masterpiece features an extensive introduction and commentary that includes a plot summary, discussion of the context, themes, characters, style and language as well as questions for further study and notes on words and phrases in the text. It is the perfect edition for students of theatre and literature. In this chronicle of the Thirty Years War of the seventeenth century, Mother Courage follows the armies back and forth across Europe, selling provisions and liquor from her canteen wagon. As the action of the play progresses between the years 1624 and 1646 she loses her children to the war but remains indomitable, refusing to part with her livelihood - the wagon. The play is one of the most celebrated examples of Epic Theatre and of Brecht's use of alienation effect to focus attention on the issues of the play above the individual characters. It remains regarded as one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century and one of the great anti-war plays of all time. The Berlin production of 1949, with Helene Weigel as Mother Courage, marked the foundation of the Berliner Ensemble. This volume contains expert notes on the author's life and work, historical and political background to the play, photographs from stage productions and a glossary of difficult words and phrases. The play is translated by Brecht scholar John Willett who did more than anyone else to make Brecht's work available in the English language.

Power of Courage In Combat and Danger

Author:Halim Ozkaptan, PhD,Gen. Crosbie Saint,Col. Robert Fiero

Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN:1312568879

Total Pages:N.A

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This book addresses the critical importance of courage in combat and when in a dangerous situation. A soldier’s combat performance pivots on his courage. Without it, all other combat qualities may be forfeited. A soldier’s duty is in essence an act of courage, which cannot be counted on in every soldier and in every situation. How then does an Army maintain that fragile heart of courage in their own soldiers, while destroying the will and courage of their enemy? Military leaders have recognized that it is the will of the soldier that is decisive. Combat is a mutual and sustained act of will between contending parties. A battle is usually decided when the soldier, or one side, loses its moral resolution to stand and fight. This book describes the factors that contribute to the soldier’s will and spirit to preserve in combat.

Wisdom from the Wild

Author:Julie C. Henry

Publisher:Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN:1626348871

Total Pages:256

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Take a walk on the wild side with fascinating and compelling leadership lessons from the animal kingdom. Nature is the perfect teacher for the challenging and very personal concept of leadership. And no one knows this better than former zoo and aquarium senior leader turned leadership consultant Julie C. Henry. Wisdom from the Wild shows you—whether you’re a new or experienced leader—how to learn from and be inspired by the wildlife and wild places all around you. This fun, new approach to leadership presents nine “Unbreakable Laws” from the animal kingdom. These true, fundamental guidelines with concrete examples from wildlife can steer your work and decisions as a leader. Creatures that might seem unusual or even unexpected in a book about leadership—such as naked mole rats, spiders, and even sea cucumbers—will teach you how to *deal with change, *more effectively lead teams, *build your resilience muscle as a leader. Reinforcing these essential lessons from the wild, Julie C. Henry presents a myriad of business case studies and immediately actionable tools to strengthen your leadership skills. So join this extraordinary dive into the natural world as you’ve never seen it before, as you uncover your leadership prowess among the animals.

Fear Is Fuel

Author:Patrick Sweeney II

Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:153813442X

Total Pages:352

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Fear, the most powerful force in our life, is the least understood. Every one of us experiences it. Many arrange their lives to avoid it. Yet nearly every one of us needs to find more fear. Most of us know fear as the unwanted force that drives phobias, anxieties, unhappiness, and inhibits self-actualization. Ironically, fear is the underlying phenomenon that heightens awareness and optimizes physical performance, and can drive ambition, courage, and success. Harnessing fear can heighten emotional intelligence and bring success to every aspect of your life. Neuroscience and current research on how the brain processes and uses fear have torn the lid off the possibilities of human performance; yet most people are not reaching their complete potential because of a psychological roadblock Sweeney calls the Fear Frontier. Identifying your Fear Frontier and addressing it, Sweeney illustrates in these pages, is the path to success, happiness and fulfillment in almost all aspects of your life. He also provides the most effective steps toward rewiring your mind for a healthier longer life based on courage. Fear is Fuel is a practical guide that instructs everyday readers, business & military leaders, activists, humanitarians, and educators on a unique path toward translating fear into optimal living. By facing fears, and challenging new ones, readers can harness the power of unique motivations to achieve more, experience more, and enjoy more. The path to a fulfilling life is not to avoid fear but to recognize it, understand it, harness it, and unleash its power.

Brecht Collected Plays: 5

Author:Bertolt Brecht

Publisher:A&C Black

ISBN:1408177420

Total Pages:448

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Published by Methuen Drama, the collected dramatic works of Bertolt Brecht are presented in the most comprehensive and authoritative editions of Brecht's plays in the English language. The fifth volume in the Brecht Collected Plays series brings together two of Brecht's best-known and most frequently performed and studied plays: Life of Galileo and Mother Courage and Her Children. Galileo, which examines the conflict between free inquiry and official ideology, contains one of Brecht's most human and complex central characters. Temporarily silenced by the Inquisition's threat of torture, and forced to abjure his theories publicly, Galileo continues to work in private, eventually smuggling his work out of the country. As an examination of the problems that face not only the scientist but also the whole spirit of free inquiry when brought into conflict with the requirements of government or official ideology, Life of Galileo has few equals. Mother Courage is usually seen as Brecht's greatest work. Remaining a powerful indictment of war and social injustice, it is an epic drama set in the seventeenth century during the Thirty Years' War. The plot follows the resilient Mother Courage who survives by running a commissary business that profits from all sides. As the war claims all of her children in turn, the play poignantly demonstrates that no one can profit from the war without being subject to its terrible cost also. The translations are ideal for both study and performance. The volume is accompanied by a full introduction and notes by the series editor John Willett and includes Brecht's own notes and relevant texts as well as all the important textual variants.

Bryony: Harnessing the Power

Author:Emma Hamilton

Publisher:Book Guild Publishing

ISBN:1913208982

Total Pages:N.A

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Bryony: Harnessing the Power is a magical journey for young adult readers taking them on a time-travelling adventure back to the American Civil War. Devastated by the belief that her boyfriend has cheated on her, Bryony flees her trailer home with her trusted friend Pierre. However, her trust is shattered when he puts her into a trance from which she awakes, alone and in great peril, in 1863. Once there, she must face the challenge of a lifetime to find her way home, undergoing a host of incredible and life-altering experiences along the way. Bryony is forced to grow up fast, using her courage and resourcefulness to get out of some tricky situations. Running into Pierre once more, she discovers that he is an immortal ex-slave whose destiny is inextricably linked to her own. Chased by mysterious bad guys, they first seek help from a white witch and then from the Native Americans, one of whom captures Bryony’s heart. In a shattering climax, Bryony discovers just how much she still has to learn about herself, her magical powers and an inescapable destiny…

Harnessing the Power of Tension

Author:Brenda Naomi Rosenberg

Publisher:Front Edge Publishing

ISBN:1942011148

Total Pages:N.A

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Harnessing the Power of Tension by Brenda Rosenberg and Samia Bahsoun introduces the paradoxical and evolutionary leadership approach to conflict transformation—Tectonic Leadership. By harnessing tension, the authors bridge their commitment as Jew an Arab to directly address the tension that separates them and use it to build alliances at home, in the boardroom, on campus and in communities.

The Developing Language Learner

Author:Dick Allwright,Judith Hanks

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:0230233694

Total Pages:312

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This book-length treatment of Exploratory Practice introduces five propositions about learners as practitioners of learning who are capable of developing their expertise through conducting research in and on their own classroom learning lives.

4 Steps To Creating Unstoppable Courage

Author:Dr. Aziz Gazipura

Publisher:Made For Success Publishing

ISBN:1613397232

Total Pages:N.A

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Could you use more courage in your life? What would you do if you were no longer held back by fears of rejection, failure, or setbacks? In this breakthrough E-Book, Dr. Aziz guides you through 4 key steps to unlocking unlimited courage in your life. This book will help you: • Step into life boldly so you can attract the success and relationships you truly want. • Overcome fear and self-doubt so you can feel more excitement and power in your life. • Discover powerful sources of inner motivation so you have the determination to go after your goals and dreams.

Harnessing Complexity

Author:Robert Axelrod,Michael D Cohen

Publisher:Basic Books

ISBN:9780786723447

Total Pages:208

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Harnessing Complexity will be indispensable to anyone who wants to better comprehend how people and organizations can adapt effectively in the information age. This book is a step-by-step guide to understanding the processes of variation, interaction, and selection that are at work in all organizations. The authors show how to use their own paradigm of "bottom up" management, the Complex Adaptive System-whether in science, public policy, or private commerce. This simple model of how people work together will change forever how we think about getting things done in a group. "Harnessing Complexity distills the managerial essence of current research on complexity. "A very valuable contribution to the emerging theory of competition and competitive advantage."-C.K. Prahalad, University of Michigan, coauthor of Competing for the Future "A brilliant exposition that demystifies both the theory and use of Complex Adaptive Systems."-John Seely Brown, Xerox Corporation and Palo Alto Research Center

Harnessing Change to Develop Talent and Beat the Competition

Author:James D. Spina,Lori Spina

Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN:1839099984

Total Pages:252

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Harnessing Change to Develop Talent and Beat the Competition explores how organizations can formulate effective corporate level and business level strategies to achieve competitive advantage, earn above average profits, build and retain talent, and sustain financial strength.

Bhagavad Gita on Effective Leadership

Author:Pujan Roka

Publisher:Jaico Publishing House

ISBN:9386867273

Total Pages:192

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Timeless Wisdom for Leaders The Bhagavad Gita has been considered a scriptural summary of ancient teachings and wisdom of the East. It has withstood the test of time for thousands of years and has been studied in the contexts of philosophy, theology, and literature. Bhagavad Gita on Effective Leadership is the first to compare its wisdom with theories and practices of leadership. Contemporary topics such as ‘emotional intelligence’ and ‘servant leadership’ were already discussed in the Bhagavad Gita thousands of years ago. This book explains how those and many other leadership topics were explored in the ancient text and how they are still relevant today. In the early 2000s, Pujan Roka studied the relevance of the Bhagavad Gita to the business world and in 2006, published his analysis in Bhagavad Gita on Effective Leadership. He is currently Director of Product Management at Cox Communications in Atlanta. He has written extensively for publications like The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Chief Executive.

Harnessing Grief

Author:Maria J. Kefalas

Publisher:Beacon Press

ISBN:0807040266

Total Pages:200

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The inspiring story of a mother who took unimaginable tragedy and used her grief as a force to do good by transforming the lives of others. When Maria Kefalas's daughter Calliope was diagnosed with a degenerative, uncurable genetic disease, the last thing Maria expected to discover in herself was a superpower. She and her husband, Pat, were head over heels in love with their youngest daughter, whose spirit, dancing eyes, and appetite for life captured the best of each of them. When they learned that Cal had MLD (metachromatic leukodystrophy), their world was shattered. But as she spent time listening to and learning from Cal, Maria developed the superpower of grief. It made her a fearless warrior for her daughter. And it gave her voice a bell-like clarity--poignant and funny all at once. This superpower of grief also revealed a miracle--not the conventional sort that fuels the prayers of friends and strangers but a realization that, in order to save themselves, Maria and Pat would need to find a way to save others. And so, with their two older children, they set out to raise money so that they, in their son PJ's words, could "find a cure for Cal's disease." They had no way of knowing that a research team in Italy was closing in on an effective gene therapy for MLD. Though the therapy came too late to help Cal, this news would be the start of an unexpected journey that would introduce Maria and her family to world-famous scientists, brilliant doctors, biotech CEOs, a Hall of Fame NFL quarterback, and a wise nun, and it would also involve selling 50 thousand cupcakes. They would travel to the FDA, the NIH, and the halls of Congress in search of a cure that would never save their child. And their lives would become inextricably intertwined with the families of 13 children whose lives would be transformed by the biggest medical breakthrough in a generation. A memoir about heartbreak that is also about joy, Harnessing Grief is both unsparing and generous. Steeped in love, it is a story about possibility.

Misfit

Author:Chris Durso

Publisher:Zondervan

ISBN:0310671183

Total Pages:144

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The idea of this book is to talk about what we go thru mentally as Misfits. When we are trying to make a difference in the world, we can prevent ourselves because of negative thoughts, unbelief or our circumstance. The idea is to relate it to “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde”, and keep the theme through out the book. You are your own worst enemy and hardest critic. We have to learn to get ourselves out of our own way s we can allow God to use us the way he wants to. “Inside every man there is a battle going on between good and evil” –Mr. Hyde