An Illustrated History of Britain

An Illustrated History of Britain

An Illustrated History of Britain by David McDowall
Longman | 1989 | ISBN: 058274914X | PDF | 60.15MB

This is an illustrated history of Britain from prehistoric times to the present day. The book analyzes the major political and military events in British history, and where appropriate, looks at these within a wider, international context. It also describes everyday life for men and women from different levels of society in different ages: the kind of work they did, family life, etc. Emphasis is also placed on cultural, intellectual, scientific and economic developments. Major developments within Scotland, Ireland and Wales and the relations between these countries and England are also discussed.

Words That Hurt, Words That Heal

Words That Hurt, Words That Heal

Words That Hurt, Words That Heal: How to Choose Words Wisely and Well by Joseph Telushkin
HarperCollins | 2010 | ISBN: 0062012916 | MOBI | 341.5KB

Joseph Telushkin is renowned for his warmth, his erudition, and his richly anecdotal insights, and in Words That Hurt, Words That Heal he focuses these gifts on the words we use in public and in private, revealing their tremendous power to shape relationships. With wit and wide-ranging intelligence, Rabbi Telushkin explains the harm in spreading gossip, rumors, or others' secrets, and how unfair anger, excessive criticism, or lying undermines true communication. By sensitizing us to subtleties of speech we may never have considered before, he shows us how to turn every exchange into an opportunity.

Remarkable for its clarity and practicality, Words That Hurt, Words That Heal illuminates the powerful effects we create by what we say and how we say it.

Goering: The Rise and Fall of the Notorious Nazi Leader

Goering: The Rise and Fall of the Notorious Nazi Leader

Goering: The Rise and Fall of the Notorious Nazi Leader by Roger Manvell, Heinrich Fraenkel
Skyhorse Publishing | 2011 | ISBN: 1616081090 | EPUB | 3.19MB

A revealing portrait of a notorious Nazi henchman, the head of Germany’s Luftwaffe.

In Goering, Roger Manvell and Heinrich Fraenkel use first-hand testimonies and a variety of historical documents to tell the story of a monster lurking in Hitler’s shadows. After rising through the ranks of the German army, Hermann Goering became Hitler’s right hand man and was hand-picked to head the Luftwaffe, one of history’s most feared fighting forces. As he rose in power, though, Goering became disillusioned and was eventually shunned from Hitler’s inner circle. Alone at the end, he faced justice at the Nuremberg trials and was convicted of war crimes and crime against humanity. He committed suicide in prison before he could be hanged.

Within these pages, Manvell and Fraenkel bring to life one of history’s most complicated and hated characters.

Meditation: Only Book You'll Ever Need

Meditation: Only Book You'll Ever Need

Meditation: Only Book You'll Ever Need by D B Dillard-Wright, Ravinder Jerath
F & W Media | 2011 | ISBN: 1446301397 | EPUB | 1.9MB

These are handy, accessible books that provide literally all the information you need to know to gain a new hobby or understand a difficult topic. Want to relieve stress, ease an ailment, enhance concentration and feel great? If so, read on - this easy-to-use guide will teach you everything you need to know about the ancient tradition of meditation. It features everything from posture and breathing techniques, creative visualisation and imagery, medical benefits and the various cultural and religious approaches to meditation. It is proven to help stress and anxiety, infertility, chronic pain, high blood pressure, heart disease and even cancer! All these benefits and all you need is a quiet spot and a few minutes a day! What are you waiting for?

Global Tilt

Global Tilt

Global Tilt: Leading Your Business Through the Great Economic Power Shift by Ram Charan
Crown Business | 2013 | ISBN: 0307889122 | EPUB | 2.08MB

The world’s economic center of gravity has shifted. Permanently. Do you know what it now takes to succeed?

The global tilt is nothing less than an irreversible shift of economic power—jobs, wealth, and market opportunities—from a small part of the world to its entirety. It is improving the lives of millions of people around the world, and while it is creating immense opportunities, it is disrupting the world as you know it with dizzying speed.

If you’re an American or European, any assumptions you may have about national and managerial superiority are obsolete. Businesses in China, Singapore, India, Brazil, Malaysia, and other countries on the move have ready access to the capital and expertise they need to grow. Their leaders have just as much knowledge, talent, and drive as you do. And they are unleashing their entrepreneurial verve to scale up fast and grab once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.

These businesses will soon be competing with yours everywhere on the planet, even if you’re not aware of them yet. Finding opportunities of your own requires you to consider vastly different perspectives and to see the new global landscape in its entirety and then change the content of your work to pursue them.

In Global Tilt, New York Times bestselling author Ram Charan gives business leaders the guidance they need to succeed in a tilted world, including:

  • Gaining an edge by cutting through the complexity of demographics, different forms of government, and even the global financial system, to identify “unstoppable trends” better and sooner than others
  • Challenging your reliance on core competence and the incremental improvement that results. Instead, look “outside-in” and “future-back,” determine the capabilities you need to build, and muster the psychological fortitude to make occasional strategic bets that can potentially alter the competitive landscape
  • Developing the soft skills crucial to leading a global organization, including mastering local contexts
  • Equipping the organization to win by facing up to painful but necessary shifts in people assignments, decision-making authority, and resource allocation—even before making structural changes

Those who can pursue the opportunities in a tilted world have a remarkably bright future. Ram Charan’s unparalleled experience with global leaders and companies and the unique and powerful insights he brings to this book will light the way for you and your exciting journey.

Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity

Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity

Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity by Keith Sawyer
Jossey-Bass | 2013 | ISBN: 1118297709 | EPUB | 2.56MB

A science-backed method to maximize creative potential in any sphere of life.

With the prevalence of computer technology and outsourcing, new jobs and fulfilling lives will rely heavily on creativity and innovation. Keith Sawyer draws from his expansive research of the creative journey, exceptional creators, creative abilities, and world-changing innovations to create an accessible, eight-step program to increasing anyone's creative potential. Sawyer reveals the surprising secrets of highly creative people (such as learning to ask better questions when faced with a problem), demonstrates how to come up with better ideas, and explains how to carry those ideas to fruition most effectively.

This science-backed, step-by step method can maximize our creative potential in any sphere of life.

  • Offers a proven method for developing new ideas and creative problem-solving no matter what your profession
  • Includes an eight-step method, 30 practices, and more than 100 techniques that can be launched at any point in a creative journey
  • Psychologist, jazz pianist, and author Keith Sawyer studied with world-famous creativity expert Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Sawyer's book offers a wealth of easy to apply strategies and ideas for anyone who wants to tap into their creative power.

The Power of Consistency

The Power of Consistency

The Power of Consistency: Prosperity Mindset Training for Sales and Business Professionals by Weldon Long
John Wiley & Sons | 2013 | ISBN: 1118486803 | EPUB | 1.12MB

How to achieve wealth, happiness, and peace of mind through personal responsibility.

The Power of Consistency is based on the fundamental premise that private declarations dictate future actions. In other words, we tend to take actions with the thoughts and beliefs we consistently have, and the cumulative results of those actions eventually create the quality and circumstances of our lives and businesses. Therefore, transformative change in life and business is possible when we reconstruct our minds and take responsibility for its content.

  • Lays out a simple process—the Personal Prosperity Plan—to create powerful results in your life and business
  • Explains the power of focus and your subconscious mind
  • Outlines a four step process: focus, emotional connection, action, responsibility

The Power of Consistency teaches you how to create a Personal Prosperity Plan, get deeply emotionally committed to the plan, and take consistent action toward implementing the plan for improved sales and business performance.

Ultimate Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook

Ultimate Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook

Ultimate Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook by Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht, Ben H Winters
Chronicle Books | 2012 | ISBN: 1452108285 | EPUB | 17.89MB

With over 9 million copies sold worldwide, the Worst-Case Scenario series has been preparing readers for dangers of all kinds for more than a decade. This handsome large-format hardcover compendium is truly the ultimate guide for handling life's inevitable Worst-Case Scenarios, collecting—for the first time—hundreds of the best and most crucial scenarios from across the entire 26-book series, along with dozens of all-new and expanded scenarios, charts, and expert tips.

Topical, tabloid-style pages explore more than 100 subjects, from storms to stampedes to technology failures and beyond, with special sections highlighting critical information on starting fires, animal encounters, emergency signals, "Can I eat that?" questions, and more. Packed with expert advice and sturdy enough to stop a tiger bite, this gifty tome will keep longtime fans and new initiates safe and entertained in equal measure.

Remember Everything You Read

Remember Everything You Read

Remember Everything You Read: The Evelyn Wood 7-Day Speed Reading & Learning Program by Stanley D Frank
Crown | 1992 | ISBN: 0380715775 | EPUB | 3.94MB

Developed by the nation's experts on speed reading and learning, these proven techniques have helped people increase their reading speed by 50%, and their comprehension by 80%.

Now you can join the millions of people of all ages who have reaped the rewards of the famous Evelyn Wood Speed Reading and Learning Program. All the secrets of this amazing system are now available to you in this book. Find out how you can:

  • Read 50% faster in only an hour
  • Double your reading speed in a week
  • Soar beyond -- to read an amazing 1,200 to 3,000 words per minute -- and remember everything you read!

DISCOVER THE SPEED-READING PATH TO POWER AND SUCCESS

In just a few lessons, the proven techniques of this dynamic learning system will unlock the natural power of your mind, opening the door to new realms of intellectual power and potential success.

THERE'S NO LIMIT TO WHAT YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH!

Unfinished Empire: The Global Expansion of Britain

Unfinished Empire: The Global Expansion of Britain

Unfinished Empire: The Global Expansion of Britain by John Darwin
Bloomsbury | 2013 | ISBN: 1620400375 | EPUB | 4.08MB

John Darwin's After Tamerlane, a sweeping six-hundred-year history of empires around the globe, marked him as a historian of "massive erudition" and narrative mastery. In Unfinished Empire, he marshals his gifts to deliver a monumental one-volume history of Britain's imperium-a work that is sure to stand as the most authoritative, most compelling treatment of the subject for a generation.

Darwin unfurls the British Empire's beginnings and decline and its extraordinary range of forms of rule, from settler colonies to island enclaves, from the princely states of India to ramshackle trading posts. His penetrating analysis offers a corrective to those who portray the empire as either naked exploitation or a grand "civilizing mission." Far from ever having a "master plan," the British Empire was controlled by a range of interests often at loggerheads with one another and was as much driven on by others' weaknesses as by its own strength. It shows, too, that the empire was never stable: to govern was a violent process, inevitably creating wars and rebellions.

Unfinished Empire is a remarkable, nuanced history of the most complex polity the world has ever known, and a serious attempt to describe the diverse, contradictory ways-from the military to the cultural-in which empires really function. This is essential reading for any lover of sweeping history, or anyone wishing to understand how the modern world came into being.