A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas [Audiobook]
30 June 2017, 20:47
2014 | M4B@64 kbps + EPUB | 7 hrs 59 mins | 215.5MB
In this groundbreaking book, journalist and innovation expert Warren Berger shows that one of the most powerful forces for igniting change in business and in our daily lives is a simple, underappreciated tool - one that has been available to us since childhood. Questioning - deeply, imaginatively, "beautifully" - can help us identify and solve problems, come up with game-changing ideas, and pursue fresh opportunities. So why are we often reluctant to ask "Why?"
Berger's surprising findings reveal that even though children start out asking hundreds of questions a day, questioning "falls off a cliff" as kids enter school. In an education and business culture devised to reward rote answers over challenging inquiry, questioning isn't encouraged - and, in fact, is sometimes barely tolerated.
And yet, as Berger shows, the most creative, successful people tend to be expert questioners. They've mastered the art of inquiry, raising questions no one else is asking - and finding powerful answers. The author takes us inside red-hot businesses like Google, Netflix, IDEO, and Airbnb to show how questioning is baked into their organizational DNA. He also shares inspiring stories of artists, teachers, entrepreneurs, basement tinkerers, and social activists who changed their lives and the world around them - by starting with a "beautiful question".
Berger explores important questions, such as:
- Why aren't we nurturing kids' natural ability to question - and what can parents and schools do about that?
- Since questioning is a starting point for innovation, how might companies and business leaders begin to encourage and exploit it?
- And most important, how can each of us reignite that questioning spark - and use inquiry as a powerful means to rethink and reinvent our lives?
A More Beautiful Question outlines a practical Why/What If/How system of inquiry that can guide you through the process of innovative questioning - helping you find imaginative, powerful answers to your own "beautiful questions".
Success Is the Only Option: The Art of Coaching Extreme Talent [Audiobook]
30 June 2017, 01:12
2016 | MP3@64 kbps | 7 hrs 31 mins | 207.0MB
Kentucky's charismatic coach shares the secrets of creating one of the premiere programs in college basketball, revealing how he transforms a group of former high school superstars into selfless, cohesive teams - including a remarkable squad last year that fell just one game short of a perfect season.
Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari is known for his unparalleled ability to recruit the nation's best young players, some of whom will spend just one year with him before going to the NBA, and convincing them to commit to the team without sacrificing their personal goals. It is a promise he makes to them: "Fully invest in the present - and each other - and I guarantee it will serve your future."
Here, for the first time, he distills his team-building methods in ways that apply to CEOs, business owners, coaches, teachers, and leaders of all kinds - lessons for anyone seeking to inspire talented individuals to reach for their best selves and contribute to a greater good.
A basketball team is an intimate workplace in which blend is everything and character matters. As such, it is a window into the nature of successful leadership. Calipari views each new team like a start-up business - one composed of new players, new relationships, and new challenges. Each season is a series of discoveries as he learns how to unleash the extreme talent in each of his players and mold them into championship material as college basketball comes to a crescendo every spring. While he can't control everything, he is responsible for everything - just like a CEO.
An enlightening look at leadership, management, and team building, Success Is the Only Option offers the keys to winning on and off the court.
Fulfilled: How the Science of Spirituality Can Help You Live a Happier, More Meaningful Life [Audiobook]
27 June 2017, 11:01
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 9 hrs 45 mins | 268.52MB
Are you living the life you thought you always wanted but feel that something is still missing? Do you think you should be happier than you are, considering all that you have? Have you achieved your professional or personal goals but still feel racked with insecurities, anxiety, or depression...and can't figure out why?
Psychiatrist Anna Yusim knows just how you feel. Not only has she struggled with these feelings herself, but she has also worked with patients who have expressed the same bewildering concern: They have everything they've always wanted, and yet deep down they don't feel fulfilled.
Determined to help herself and her patients, Dr. Yusim spent more than 15 years studying and conducting research and came to a startling conclusion: this lingering feeling of dissatisfaction coincides with spiritual neglect. Once she helped her patients address their spiritual and psychological needs, she saw radical improvements in their happiness levels and quality of life.
Now science is catching up with her innovative approach to therapy as groundbreaking medical research and studies substantiate what Dr. Yusim and many others have suspected for years: Spirituality is a powerful path to healing. Drawing from the best in Western medicine as well as teachings from Kabbalah, Buddhism, and shamanistic traditions, Dr. Yusim has developed a program that marries empirical science and spirituality to help you:
- Discover your life's true purpose
- Eliminate self-defeating patterns and roadblocks that are keeping you from living your most authentic life
- Understand the scientific underpinnings behind "answered prayers" and "random coincidences" - and why having faith in them can change your outlook for the better
- Appreciate how consciousness shapes your reality and how to harness this understanding to live a life of abundance
Filled with exercises, guided meditations, fascinating scientific research, and inspiring success stories, Fulfilled integrates the best of Western medicine with universal spiritual principles to help you find more meaning, more joy, and more fulfillment in your life.