Green Tea Polyphenols: Nutraceuticals of Modern Life

Green Tea Polyphenols: Nutraceuticals of Modern Life
Green Tea Polyphenols: Nutraceuticals of Modern Life edited by Lekh R Juneja, Mahendra P Kapoor, Tsutomu Okubo, Theertham Rao
2013 | PDF | 26.68MB

There is a wealth of published research on the health-promoting effects of green tea and its various components including polyphenols. Green Tea Polyphenols: Nutraceuticals of Modern Life presents a collection of global findings on the numerous health benefits of green tea polyphenols, confirming their position as healthy functional ingredients. With chapters contributed by experts in the field of green tea science and the inclusion of extensive references, this book provides an authoritative volume that can be used to guide researchers, scientists, and regulatory bodies.

Each chapter previews a specific theme and highlights recent research and development conducted in the field. The book begins with the history, processing, and features of green tea. It then describes the chemical composition and biochemical and physicochemical characteristics, followed by a discussion of the properties of green tea polyphenols, including metabolism, bioavailability, and safety. The subsequent chapters deal with the numerous health benefits associated with consumption of green tea polyphenols. These include benefits related to cancer risk and prevention, cardiovascular disease, protection of internal organs, diabetes and weight management, bone and muscle health, allergies, oral care, inflammation, and gut health.

The book addresses the nutrigenomics and proteomics of poyphenols. It also examines food and nonfood applications of green tea polyphenols, such as extracts, supplements, and skin and hair cosmetic products, demonstrating both therapeutic and functional health benefits. This book brings together a wide array of data on green tea polyphenols, providing a greater understanding of them and insight into their effects on human health, and their applications and commercial potential.

Advanced Chi Nei Tsang

Advanced Chi Nei Tsang
Advanced Chi Nei Tsang: Enhancing Chi Energy in the Vital Organs by Mantak Chia
2009 | EPUB | 3.04MB

Advanced Taoist techniques for detoxifying and rejuvenating the internal organs through the release of negative chi.

  • Works with the navel center, where negative emotions, stress, and illness accumulate
  • Presents advanced techniques to release negative energy from the body and reestablish a healthy flow of vital energy to internal tissues and organs

From the Taoist point of view, good health depends upon the free flow of chi--healthy life-force energy--throughout the body. Taoists refer to healthy chi as good wind. When energy is trapped in the body it stagnates and becomes negative, manifesting in the symptoms of physical or emotional illness. Taoists call this negative energy sick or evil wind. The advanced Chi Nei Tsang practices focus on mastering these winds. They include techniques for developing sensitivity to sick winds, releasing internal energy blockages, and chasing sick winds from the body to reestablish a healthy flow of energy.

Negative energies caused by stress, tension, and the effects of past illnesses tend to accumulate in the naval center, so the advanced Chi Nei Tsang techniques use elbow pressure on specific reflex points around the navel to release energy blockages associated with each internal organ. They also work with wind access points found near the standard acupuncture points. These advanced practices build upon the organ detoxification and rejuvenation practices introduced in Chi Nei Tsang, allowing the practitioner to work intensively at an energetic level toward the restoration of optimum health and well-being.

In the Footsteps of the Yellow Emperor

In the Footsteps of the Yellow Emperor
In the Footsteps of the Yellow Emperor: Tracing the History of Traditional Acupuncture by Peter Eckman
2007 | EPUB | 8.79MB

Acupuncture now enjoys immense popularity as a major form of alternative healing in the West. Once considered mysterious and exotic, acupuncture dates from before the first century BC and the Huang Di Nei Jing (The Yellow Emperors Internal Classic), one of ancient China's earliest medicinal texts. What makes acupuncture so popular today? How did the traditions of acupuncture evolve, migrate, and adapt to different societies worldwide?

Originally published in 1996 to great acclaim, this updated edition of In the Footsteps of the Yellow Emperor offers a fascinating and highly readable account of one doctor's personal and professional quest to explore the healing traditions of Asia, its rich historical lineage, and its subsequent transmission to contemporary Europe and North America. It is a must-have book in the healing arts for all practitioners and general-interest readers.

Natural Posture for Pain-Free Living

Natural Posture for Pain-Free Living
Natural Posture for Pain-Free Living: The Practice of Mindful Alignment by Kathleen Porter
2013 | EPUB + MOBI | 1.86/6.09MB

Restoring healthy posture from childhood for relief from chronic pain, easy flexibility, and enduring strength and vitality well into old age.

  • Offers 12 physical exercises to become mindful of your posture and discover pain-free alignment of your pelvis, rib cage, shoulders, neck, and back
  • Provides simple yet detailed instructions on how to sit, stand, walk, bend, get up from a chair, sit to meditate, sleep, and practice yoga with proper alignment
  • Includes full-color diagrams and posture photographs from around the world

Our bones are the framework of support for our bodies, much like the wall studs and beams of a house. Yet the alignment of the skeleton along the vertical axis of gravity is largely overlooked today, even by fitness experts and yoga teachers. In a culture of cocked hips, sauntering models, and slouching TV watchers, where “chin up, shoulders back, stomach in” is believed to be good posture, we have forgotten what healthy alignment looks and feels like--leading to chronic neck, shoulder, and back pain for millions.

Sharing photographs from around the world of “gurus” of natural posture and authentic strength, such as women in their 80s who easily carry heavy loads on their heads and toddlers learning to walk, Kathleen Porter shows what natural skeletal alignment truly looks like. With insights based on the fundamental laws of physics and detailed full-color diagrams, she guides you through an understanding of the body’s naturally pain-free design. She explains that when the body is aligned as nature intended, your weight is supported by your bones rather than your muscles, allowing a blissful release from chronic muscular tension--which you may not even be aware you had. She offers 12 physical exercises to become mindful of your posture and discover healthy alignment of your pelvis, rib cage, shoulders, neck, and your body as a whole.

Providing easy-to-follow instructions for mindful alignment during the most ordinary daily activities, even sleeping, as well as a chapter on practicing yoga safely, Porter shows how returning to our forgotten alignment from childhood can offer relief from chronic pain and tension and can provide easy flexibility, enduring strength, and vitality well into old age.

Use Your Brain to Change Your Age [Audiobook]

Use Your Brain to Change Your Age [Audiobook]
Use Your Brain to Change Your Age: Secrets to Look, Feel, and Think Younger Every Day [Audiobook] by Daniel G Amen, read by Marc Cashman
2012 | MP3@128 kbps + EPUB | 12 hrs 02 mins | 660.27MB

THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH IS BETWEEN YOUR EARS.

A healthy brain is the key to staying vibrant and alive for a long time, and in Use Your Brain to Change Your Age, bestselling author and brain expert Dr. Daniel G. Amen shares ten simple steps to boost your brain to help you live longer, look younger, and dramatically decrease your risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

Over the last twenty years at Amen Clinics, Dr. Amen has performed more than 70,000 brain scans on patients from ninety different countries. His brain imaging work has taught him that our brains typically become less active with age and we become more vulnerable to memory problems and depression. Yet, one of the most exciting lessons he has learned is that with a little forethought and a brain-smart plan, you can slow, or even reverse, the aging process in the brain.

Based on the approach that has helped thousands of people at Amen Clinics along with the most cutting-edge research, Dr. Amen’s breakthrough, easy-to-follow antiaging program shows you how to:

  • Boost your memory, mood, attention, and energy
  • Decrease your risk for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia
  • Eat to live longer
  • Reduce the outward signs of aging and make your skin more beautiful
  • Promote the healing of brain damage due to injury, strokes, substance abuse, and toxic exposure
  • Dramatically increase your chances of living longer and looking younger
  • And much more.

By adopting the brain healthy strategies detailed in Use Your Brain to Change Your Age, you can outsmart your genes, put the brakes on aging, and even reverse the aging process. If you change your brain, you can change your life—and your age.

Theta Healing Rhythm: For Finding Your Perfect Weight

Theta Healing Rhythm: For Finding Your Perfect Weight
Theta Healing Rhythm: For Finding Your Perfect Weight by Vianna Stibal
2013 | EPUB | 3.46MB

Written by the creator of ThetaHealing, Vianna Stibal, this is more than just a weight loss book! It is about finding a real rhythm for your mind, body and spirit, while tapping into your inner beauty and love for yourself. ThetaHealing began when Vianna realised that she could teach other people the method that she used to cure herself from a serious health condition. It is now famous for being one of the most powerful energy-healing techniques in the world.

Now, for the first time, Vianna has compiled a book that demonstrates how to elegantly use ThetaHealing for weight loss - to unveil a strong, healthy and beautiful body that you love! Using the techniques in this book, you will be able to:

  • select the right foods and supplements to nourish your body, and enjoy the foods you love without guilt
  • make your body think that it is exercising while you listen to music and relax!
  • release the emotions and fears that hold you back from having the body you want
  • change your unhelpful beliefs into more productive and useful beliefs that will allow you to release your excess weight.

So say goodbye to calorie counting and feeling guilty, and say hello to being comfortable in your own body and finding inner peace and happiness!

The Amen Solution

The Amen Solution

The Amen Solution: The Brain Healthy Way to Get Thinner, Smarter, Happier by Daniel G Amen
2011 | EPUB | 4.97MB

Have you tried diet after diet without success? Want to know the two major secrets why most diets don’t work?

The #1 secret is that most weight problems occur between your ears, not in your stomach. If you want a better body the first place to always start is by having a better brain.

Secret #2 is that there isn’t just one brain pattern associated with being overweight; there are at least five patterns. Giving everyone the same diet plan will make some people better, and a lot of people worse. Finding the right plan for your individual brain type is the key to lasting weight loss.

In The Amen Solution bestselling author and brain expert Dr. Daniel Amen shares his one-of-a-kind brain-based program that helps you lose weight, improve your memory, and boost your mood at the same time. This is the same program offered at the world-renowned Amen Clinics that has already helped thousands of people lose the love handles and muffin tops. Based on the most up-to-date research, Dr. Amen shows you how to

  • Determine your individual brain type so you can find the plan that will work for you
  • Say goodbye to emotional overeating to shed pounds
  • Curb your cravings and boost willpower
  • Improve your brainpower, memory, and mood
  • Make small lifestyle changes that have a huge impact on weight loss
  • Prepare easy, delicious brain-healthy meals

Packed with insight, motivation, and everything you need to get started right away, The Amen Solution will help you lose unwanted weight and teach you the strategies to keep it off for a lifetime.

Magnificent Mind at Any Age [Audiobook]

Magnificent Mind at Any Age [Audiobook]
Magnificent Mind at Any Age: Natural Ways to Unleash Your Brain's Maximum Potential [Audiobook] by Daniel G Amen, read by Marc Cashman
2008 | MP3@128 kbps + EPUB | 12 hrs 18 mins | 674.34MB

It all starts with your brain: how you think, how you feel, how you interact with others, and how well you succeed in realizing your goals and dreams. When your brain works right, so do you. When it’s out of balance, you feel frustrated, or worse. Yet amid all the advice that bombards us daily about how to keep the rest of our body strong and healthy, we hear very little about how to keep the most complex and magnificent organ of all—the human brain—in top working order.

Based on the most up-to-date research, as well as on Dr. Daniel Amen’s more than twenty years of treating patients at the Amen Clinics, where he and his associates pioneered the use of brain imaging in clinical practice, Magnificent Mind at Any Age does exactly that. Dr. Amen shows how many of the traditional approaches to overcoming the mind-centered challenges that hold us back—try harder, work longer, find the sheer willpower—either do not work or may make our problems worse. The true key to satisfaction and success at any age is a healthy brain. By optimizing our brain function we can all develop these qualities of a magnificent mind enjoyed by the world’s most successful and happiest people:

  • Increased memory and concentration
  • The ability to maintain warm and satisfying relationships
  • Undiminished sexual desire and performance
  • Goal-oriented perseverance
  • Better impulse control and mastery over potential addictions
  • Free-flowing creativity and the ability to relax and enjoy life’s pleasures

To achieve this, as Dr. Amen explains here in clearly accessible language, we have a range of options available, including proper diet, natural supplements and vitamins, exercise, positive thinking habits, and, if needed, medication. In addition to revealing how we can all take advantage of such strategies to enjoy the benefits of a balanced and healthy brain at every stage of our lives, Dr. Amen also pinpoints specific ways to tailor behavior, nutrition, and lifestyle to deal effectively with common mental challenges such as memory problems, anxiety and depression, attention deficit disorder, and insomnia.

Whether you’re in the midst of a demanding career or are looking forward to an active and richly rewarding retirement, Magnificent Mind at Any Age can give you the edge you need to live every day to your fullest potential.

Change Your Brain, Change Your Body [Audiobook]

Change Your Brain, Change Your Body [Audiobook]
Change Your Brain, Change Your Body: Use Your Brain to Get and Keep the Body You Have Always Wanted [Audiobook] by Daniel G Amen read by Marc Cashman
2010 | MP3@160 kbps + EPUB + MOBI | 15 hrs and 38 mins | 1.05GB

The key to a better body is a healthy brain. Based on the latest medical research, as well as on Dr. Amen’s two decades of clinical practice at the renowned Amen Clinics, Change Your Brain, Change Your Body shows you how to take the very best care of your brain. With fifteen practical, easy-to-implement solutions Dr. Amen shows you how to:

  • Reach and maintain your ideal weight
  • Soothe and smooth your skin at any age
  • Reduce the stress that can impair your immune system
  • Sharpen your memory
  • Increase willpower and eliminate the cravings that keep you from achieving your exercise and diet goals
  • Enhance sexual desire and performance
  • Lower your blood pressure without medication
  • Avoid depression and elevate the enjoyment you take in life’s pleasures

Change Your Brain, Change Your Body is all you need to start putting the power of the brain-body connection to work for you today.

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life [Audiobook]

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life [Audiobook]
Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger, and Impulsiveness [Audiobook] by Daniel G Amen
2008 | MP3@48 kbps + PDF | 13 hrs 15 mins | 272.43MB

In this age of do-it-yourself health care (heck, if the doctor only sees you for 10 minutes each visit, what other options are there?), Change Your Brain, Change Your Life fits in perfectly. Filled with "brain prescriptions" (among them cognitive exercises and nutritional advice) that are geared toward readers who've experienced anxiety, depression, impulsiveness, excessive anger or worry, and obsessive behavior, Change Your Brain, Change Your Life milks the mind-body connection for all it's worth.

Written by a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who has also authored a book on attention deficit disorder, Change Your Brain contains dozens of brain scans of patients with various neurological problems, from caffeine, nicotine, and heroin addiction to manic-depression to epilepsy. These scans, often showing large gaps in neurological activity or areas of extreme overactivity, are downright frightening to look at, and Dr. Amen should know better than to resort to such scare tactics. But he should also be commended for advocating natural remedies, including deep breathing, guided imagery, meditation, self-hypnosis, and biofeedback for treating disorders that are so frequently dealt with by prescription only.

Age-less: The Definitive Guide to Botox, Collagen, Lasers

Age-less: The Definitive Guide to Botox, Collagen, Lasers
Age-less: The Definitive Guide to Botox, Collagen, Lasers, Peels, and Other Solutions for Flawless Skin by Fredric Brandt
2002 | EPUB | 2.86MB

In Age-less: The Definitive Guide to Botox, Collagen, Lasers, Peels, and Other Solutions for Flawless Skin, world-renowned celebrity dermatologist Dr. Fredric Brandt -- known as both the "Botox Baron" and the "King of Collagen" and acknowledged to be the largest user of both Botox and injectable collagen in the world -- shares the secrets that have made him one of the most sought-after names in skin care today. In this cutting-edge guide to the latest age-reduction techniques and strategies, Dr. Brandt helps readers demystify how to achieve the skin of their dreams and maximize their skin’s potential for youthfulness.

Dr. Brandt’s solution to obtaining flawless skin lies in a multifaceted approach comprised of three key elements: the all-important damage prevention, an effective at-home skin care regimen using today’s most active and technologically advanced ingredients, and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures appropriate for your skin and your goals. In Age-less Dr. Brandt unveils how our seemingly mysterious skin works, explains what damages and prematurely ages the skin, and advises how such damage can be prevented -- and even repaired. Furthermore, he illuminates the very latest developments in at-home skin care and dermatological procedures like acid peels, filler injections, nonburning lasers, and Botox that together will allow individuals to control how they look regardless of their chronological age.

Learn all about:

  • Why the skin behaves the way it does
  • The essential skin care products for flawless skin
  • The unrivaled versatility of Botox, collagen, and other new filler materials
  • The "Botox Face-lift"

Through a series of before and after photographs, Age-less illustrates the benefits, ease, and transformative power of these innovative skin treatments so that men and women alike will quickly learn how to slow down the speeding train that it is the aging process and achieve the youthful look they desire. With Age-less, the most revolutionary and comprehensive guide to rejuvenating skin, Dr. Brandt guides readers to maximum results with the minimum of time investment -- and a beautiful face at any age!

The Body Image Workbook

The Body Image Workbook
The Body Image Workbook: An Eight-Step Program for Learning to Like Your Looks by Thomas Cash
2008 | EPUB | 3.75MB

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to accept and enjoy the way you look instead of constantly worrying about and criticizing your appearance? What if instead of focusing on your flaws, you felt confident with the body you have right now?

If you don't like what you see when you look in the mirror, you may not realize that these feelings are entirely within your grasp. You don't need extensive cosmetic surgery, pricey beauty treatments, or weight loss programs, but you may need to do something even more drastic-change your perspective and the way you view yourself. The Body Image Workbook offers a comprehensive program to help you stop focusing on your perceived imperfections and start feeling more confident about the way you look.

As you complete the helpsheets in this book, you'll learn to celebrate your body instead of feeling ashamed of it. This new edition includes discussions of our obsession with physical appearance and with body-fixing options. It helps you discover your personal body image strengths and vulnerabilities and then guides you in creating new, life-changing experiences of mindfulness and body acceptance. After completing this eight-step program, you'll look at yourself in a whole new light-seeing the beauty of the real you.

The Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery

The Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery
The Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery by George Johnson
2013 | EPUB | 2.18MB

When the woman he loved was diagnosed with a metastatic cancer, science writer George Johnson embarked on a journey to learn everything he could about the disease and the people who dedicate their lives to understanding and combating it. What he discovered is a revolution under way—an explosion of new ideas about what cancer really is and where it comes from. In a provocative and intellectually vibrant exploration, he takes us on an adventure through the history and recent advances of cancer research that will challenge everything you thought you knew about the disease.

Deftly excavating and illuminating decades of investigation and analysis, he reveals what we know and don’t know about cancer, showing why a cure remains such a slippery concept. We follow him as he combs through the realms of epidemiology, clinical trials, laboratory experiments, and scientific hypotheses—rooted in every discipline from evolutionary biology to game theory and physics. Cogently extracting fact from a towering canon of myth and hype, he describes tumors that evolve like alien creatures inside the body, paleo-oncologists who uncover petrified tumors clinging to the skeletons of dinosaurs and ancient human ancestors, and the surprising reversals in science’s comprehension of the causes of cancer, with the foods we eat and environmental toxins playing a lesser role. Perhaps most fascinating of all is how cancer borrows natural processes involved in the healing of a wound or the unfolding of a human embryo and turns them, jujitsu-like, against the body.

Throughout his pursuit, Johnson clarifies the human experience of cancer with elegiac grace, bearing witness to the punishing gauntlet of consultations, surgeries, targeted therapies, and other treatments. He finds compassion, solace, and community among a vast network of patients and professionals committed to the fight and wrestles to comprehend the cruel randomness cancer metes out in his own family. For anyone whose life has been affected by cancer and has found themselves asking why?, this book provides a new understanding. In good company with the works of Atul Gawande, Siddhartha Mukherjee, and Abraham Verghese, The Cancer Chronicles is endlessly surprising and as radiant in its prose as it is authoritative in its eye-opening science.

Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life

Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life
Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life by Neil Strauss
2012 | EPUB | 13.39MB

Terrorist attacks. Natural disasters. Domestic crackdowns. Economic collapse. Riots. Wars. Disease. Starvation.

What can you do when it all hits the fan?

You can learn to be self-sufficient and survive without the system.

**I've started to look at the world through apocalypse eyes.** So begins Neil Strauss's harrowing new book: his first full-length worksince the international bestseller The Game, and one of the most original-and provocative-narratives of the year.

After the last few years of violence and terror, of ethnic and religious hatred, of tsunamis and hurricanes–and now of world financial meltdown–Strauss, like most of his generation, came to the sobering realization that, even in America, anything can happen. But rather than watch helplessly, he decided to do something about it. And so he spent three years traveling through a country that's lost its sense of safety, equipping himself with the tools necessary to save himself and his loved ones from an uncertain future.

With the same quick wit and eye for cultural trends that marked The Game, The Dirt, and How to Make Love Like a Porn Star, Emergency traces Neil's white-knuckled journey through today's heart of darkness, as he sets out to move his life offshore, test his skills in the wild, and remake himself as a gun-toting, plane-flying, government-defying survivor. It's a tale of paranoid fantasies and crippling doubts, of shady lawyers and dangerous cult leaders, of billionaire gun nuts and survivalist superheroes, of weirdos, heroes, and ordinary citizens going off the grid.

It's one man's story of a dangerous world–and how to stay alive in it.

Before the next disaster strikes, you're going to want to read this book. And you'll want to do everything it suggests. Because tomorrow doesn't come with a guarantee...

Sex in the Yellow Emperor's Basic Questions

Sex in the Yellow Emperor's Basic Questions
Sex in the Yellow Emperor's Basic Questions by Jessieca Leo
2011 | PDF | 7.36MB

A study of sexuality as an aspect of medical knowledge, this focues on the social and literary context of the Han period.

The author begins with an overview of the study and research of sexual culture of ancient and early China and examines how Suwen theories were developed and transmitted. Then the work outlines traditional views of the reproductive process, including concepts of sexual maturity, conception, fertility, and declining powers. It provides detailed analyses of traditional anatomy and ancient understanding of procreation.

The book also deals with healthcare, examining how bedchamber arts can help to prevent and cure diseases, including but not limited to sexual maladies and the consequences of over-indulgence. Finally, it looks at sex and health within Suwen medical theories as part of an emerging new understanding of medical theory and knowledge.

Thoroughly researched and well founded, the book is a pleasure to reading and easy to understand. Its rich presentation of how sexual culture was perceived in early China contributes greatly to a better understanding of Chinese history and culture and also of human nature.

Rules of the Game

Rules of the Game
Rules of the Game by Neil Strauss
2012 | MOBI | 4.63MB

If you want to play the Game, you've got to know the Rules.

In his international bestseller The Game, Neil Strauss delved into the secret world of pickup artistsmen who have made a science out of the art of seduction. Now, in this bestselling companion book, Strauss breaks down the knowledge he learned and techniques he invented into simple step-by-step instructions that anyone can follow to have success with women. This expanded one-volume edition of Rules of the Game includes a new preface and a whole new book of powerful, field-tested word-for-word routines, published here for the first time. You don't need money, looks, or fame to succeed with women.

All you need is an understanding of how attraction worksand this thirty-day workout program for your social skills, which has already guided tens of thousands of men from frustration to fulfillment.

The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists

The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists
The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists [Audiobook] by Neil Strauss, read by by Dexter Fletcher
2010 | MP3@128 kbps + MOBI | 3 hrs 28 mins | 190.44MB

Nearly every major city in the world has them: hidden underground seduction lairs where men gather to trade the most devastatingly effective techniques ever invented to seduce women.

This is not fiction.

For two years, bestselling author Neil Strauss lived among these men. Using the pseudonym Style to protect his real-life identity, he began his remarkable journey from AFC (Average Frustrated Chump) to PUA (Pickup Artist) to PUG (Pickup Guru) —refining his approach, sharing unforgettable encounters with the likes of Tom Cruise, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, and Courtney Love, and ultimately transforming himself from frog to prince . . . to prisoner.

And then things started to get really strange.

One of the most explosive and controversial books in years, The Game is guaranteed to change the lives of men and transform the way women understand the opposite sex forever.

Killing Fairfax: Packer, Murdoch and the Ultimate Revenge

Killing Fairfax: Packer, Murdoch and the Ultimate Revenge
Killing Fairfax: Packer, Murdoch and the Ultimate Revenge by Pamela Williams
2013 | EPUB | 5.6MB

An incisive, hard-hitting and utterly compelling exposé of media, powerful mates and multimillion-dollar deals, KILLING FAIRFAX tells the inside story of the decline of hallowed media company Fairfax, publisher of THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, THE AGE and THE AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW.

Covering a decade and a half of lost opportunity and mismanagement, this story culminates in Fairfax's catastrophic loss of the classified advertising market to the internet, as the famous 'rivers of gold' run dry. The savage twist in the tale is that the new companies dominating the online advertising market were not just hungry internet start-ups - but one by one, each of the new leaders in the field came under the direct influence of two traditional media tycoons, James Packer and Lachlan Murdoch, both intent on expanding their own online businesses.

With exclusive and unprecedented access to both Murdoch and Packer, as well as an extraordinary line-up of Australian business leaders and influential powerbrokers, this is a powerful insiders' story of the deals, the power plays and the machinations behind the influential media organisation's decline. A riveting, never-before-told tale of Shakespearean dimensions, KILLING FAIRFAX is an unputdownable account of corporate ambition and arrogance; fathers and sons; old media and new media; and brutal business dealings.

KILLING FAIRFAX is destined for the top of the bestseller list given Australians' fascination with the media and powerful media families. Pamela Williams' impeccable research, revelatory writing style and ability to get key players to speak openly and on the record makes this a book with a broad readership. It is the ultimate Father's Day gift but, more importantly, it adds to our knowledge of an important chapter in our country's newspaper history.

Bargaining with the Devil [Audiobook]

Bargaining with the Devil [Audiobook]
Bargaining with the Devil: When to Negotiate, When to Fight [Audiobook] by Robert Mnookin
2010 | MP3@256 kbps | 7 hrs 46 mins | 853.38MB

Drawing from a remarkable range of real-life stories, Mnookin offers his thoughtful guidance in disputes of all sorts where the temptation is to demonize:

  • The CEO of a small high-tech company learns that his joint-venture partner, a big foreign corporation, has been secretly cheating him under a license agreement
  • IBM discovers that Fujitsu, its largest competitor, has copied its software
  • the San Francisco Symphony is torn apart by poisoned labor-management relations
  • divorcing spouses, each feeling wounded and betrayed, disagree about custody and support
  • three siblings are in conflict about what to do with a jointly inherited vacation property.

Mnookin also examines decisions made in conflicts with evil regimes, where lives and liberty were at stake. He analyzes Winston Churchill's fateful choice in May 1940--Britain's darkest hour--to reject negotiations with Adolf Hitler and to carry on the fight. He compares Nelson Mandela's decision to initiate negotiations with the South Africa apartheid government that had imprisoned him for life with the imprisoned Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky's decision not to negotiate with the KGB for his freedom. And Mnookin evaluates with sensitivity the Hungarian Jew Rudolf Kasztner's still controversial decision to negotiate with Adolf Eichmann in the hope of saving lives.

This lively, informative, indispensable book identifies the tools one needs to make wise decisions about life's most challenging conflicts.

Love Works: Seven Timeless Principles for Effective Leaders

Love Works: Seven Timeless Principles for Effective Leaders
Love Works: Seven Timeless Principles for Effective Leaders by Joel Manby
2012 | PDF | 6.11MB

Before Joel Manby won the respect of America with his appearance on the CBS reality TV series Undercover Boss, he was a highly successful corporate executive. After the show aired, many of the 18 million viewers wrote to him about the profound impact of his servant leadership. In Love Works, Joel Manby introduces us to the power of agape love in the workplace.

After years of leading thousands of men and women, Manby has proven that leading with love is effective, even in a business environment. Manby challenges leaders to allow integrity and faith to guide leadership decisions, outlining seven time-proven principles that break down the natural walls within corporate cultures, empowering managers and employees, disarming difficulties, and cultivating an atmosphere that builds long-term success. Manby also leverages the undeniable truth that love builds healthy relationships at home---why not use the same behavior to build healthy relationships at work?

Business Innovation Insights [FT Press Delivers Collections]

Business Innovation Insights [FT Press Delivers Collections]
Business Innovation Insights [FT Press Delivers Collections] by Luke M Williams, Deepa Prahalad, Robert Brunner, Ravi Sawhney, Jonathan Cagan, Craig M Vogel
2013 | EPUB | 8.71MB

An up-to-the-minute collection of techniques for jumpstarting innovation in any market, product, service, or process.

Hot new ideas for supercharging business innovation in any market, right now: 4 extraordinary books from world-renowned pioneers in all facets of innovation!

This 4-book package brings together today’s fastest, most powerful, most realistic solutions for jumpstarting innovation -- whatever you sell, whatever industry you’re in! You’ll discover how to change the playing field, leverage your customers’ insights and expertise, uncover huge unmet needs, craft great customer experiences, and make innovation repeatable throughout your organization.

In Predictable Magic, veteran industrial designer Ravi Sawhney and business strategist Deepa Prahalad introduce a breakthrough approach for systematically creating deep emotional connections between consumers and brands… seamlessly integrating corporate strategy with design… transcending the utilitarian (or even the “beautiful”) to build products that powerfully connect, touch, and move people... again and again!

Next, in Do You Matter?, legendary industrial designer Robert Brunner (who laid the groundwork for Apple’s brilliant design language) and Stewart Emery help you use design to consistently create products, services, and experiences that matter to customers’ lives -- and thereby drive powerful, sustainable improvements in business performance. Through case studies from leaders like Nike, Apple, BMW and IKEA, they introduce design-driven techniques for managing your entire experience chain… defining effective design strategies and languages… managing design… using (and not abusing) research… extending design values into marketing and manufacturing… encouraging design innovations that open entirely new markets!

Then, in Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business, frog design’s Luke Williams shows how to start generating (and executing on) a steady stream of disruptive strategies and unexpected solutions. Williams combines the fluid creativity of "disruptive thinking" with the analytical rigor that’s indispensable to business success. The result: a simple yet complete five-stage process for imagining a powerful market disruption, and transforming it into a reality that catches your entire industry by surprise.

Finally, in the highly-anticipated Second Edition of Creating Breakthrough Products: Revealing the Secrets that Drive Global Innovation, Jonathan Cagan and Craig Vogel offer an indispensable roadmap for uncovering new opportunities, identifying what customers really value today, and building products and services that transform markets. This edition contains brand-new chapters on service design and global innovation, new insights and best practices, and new case studies ranging from Navistar’s latest long-haul truck to P&G’s reinvention of Herbal Essence.

You know how crucial innovation has become… this 4 book package will help you infuse it throughout your entire organization!

FranklinCovey Style Guide [Fifth Edition]

FranklinCovey Style Guide [Fifth Edition]
FranklinCovey Style Guide: For Business and Technical Communication [Fifth Edition] by Stephen R Covey
2012 | EPUB | 18.63MB

Much more than a grammar and punctuation handbook, the renowned FranklinCovey Style Guide helps you:

  • Produce documents that reflect quality writing standards.
  • Access more than 110 topics from A to Z, covering everything from document design, graphics, and parts of speech to punctuation, sentence style, and word choice.
  • Create documents from start to finish and avoid writer’s block.
  • Write effective letters, memos, and resumés with the help of more than 30 model documents.
  • Design effective, understandable graphics that enhance and convey your message.
  • Discover and prioritize information.

FranklinCovey is a leading provider of leadership, personal productivity, and effective communication workshops. Two programs—Writing Advantage and Technical Writing Advantage—help you learn how to write documents that achieve the results you expect. Both workshops feature the FranklinCovey Style Guide.

NEW IN THE FIFTH EDITION

The most current guidelines on email, information management, and online documentation. Learn how to manage the flood of email coming at you and get results from the email you send. Find out how to add distinctiveness and power to your online presence.

Updated best practices for graphics. Here’s the best current thinking on visuals for documents and presentation, charts, color, illustrations, maps, photos, and tables, including all-new examples.

Guidance on global English.There is a new section on English as a second language for business professionals, as well as updated guidance on international business English.

Valuable new insights for knowledge workers.Learn new ways to think and process information better in updated sections on thinking strategies and the writing process, as well as practical guidance for managing projects and meetings.

Model documents for today. As email has overtaken traditional business letters and memos, you need new models to follow. See the Model Documents section for updated samples of sensitive emails, reports, proposals, procedures, and resumés.

Everything in this fifth edition has been updated to help you meet the communication challenges of the high-tech, high-demand business world of today.

Can You Play Cricket on Mars?

Can You Play Cricket on Mars?
Can You Play Cricket on Mars: And Other Scientific Questions Answered by Patrick Moore
2009 | EPUB | 998.78KB

All those nagging questions you have about the universe are answered here, like 'Is there a dark side to the moon? What happens when a comet hits the sun? Do the Martian canals have any water in them? Is the moon hot inside? What would happen if the sun were to collide with a black hole? Mars has polar ice caps: could polar bears live on Mars? if I could go back to the time of the dinosaurs, would the sky look the same as it does today?' and many more.

The Faith Instinct [Audiobook]

The Faith Instinct [Audiobook]
The Faith Instinct: How Religion Evolved and Why It Endures [Audiobook] by Nicholas Wade, read by Alan Sklar
2009 | MP3@64 kbps | 12 hrs 39 mins | 346.68MB

For at least the last 50,000 years, and probably much longer, people have practiced religion. Yet little attention has been given, either by believers or atheists, to the question of whether this universal human behavior might have an evolutionary basis. Did religion evolve, in other words, because it helped people in early societies survive?

In this original and controversial book, Nicholas Wade, a longtime reporter for the New York Times Science section, gathers new evidence showing why religion became so essential in the course of human evolution and how an instinct for faith has been hardwired into human nature. This startling thesis is sure to catch the attention of both believers and nonbelievers.

People of faith may not warm to the view that the mind's receptivity to religion has been shaped by evolution. Atheists may not embrace the idea that religious expression evolved because it conferred essential benefits on ancient societies and their successors. As The Faith Instinct argues, however, both groups must address the fact, little understood before now, that religious behavior is an evolved part of human nature. How did we evolve to believe? Wade shows that the instinct for religious behavior is wired into our neural circuits much like our ability to learn a language. Religion provided the earliest human societies with the equivalents of law and government, giving these societies an edge in the struggle for survival. As a force that binds people together and coordinates social behavior, religion supported another significant set of social behaviors: aggression and warfare. Religious behavior, both good and ill will remain an indelible component of human nature so long as human societies need the security and cohesion that belief provides.

Social scientists once predicted that religion would progressively fade away as societies advanced in wealth and education. They were wrong. The first objective and nonpolemical book of its kind, The Faith Instinct reveals that to understand the persistence of faith, one must first acknowledge that religious behavior is embedded in human nature.

Before the Dawn [Audiobook]

Before the Dawn [Audiobook]
Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors [Audiobook] by Nicholas Wade, read by Alan Sklar
2006 | MP3 VBR | 12 hrs 48 mins | 423.93MB

Based on a groundbreaking synthesis of recent scientific findings, an acclaimed New York Times science reporter tells a bold and provocative new story of the history of our ancient ancestors and the evolution of human nature.

Just in the last three years a flood of new scientific findings-driven by revelations discovered in the human genome-has provided compelling new answers to many long-standing mysteries about our most ancient ancestors-the people who first evolved in Africa and then went on to colonize the whole world. Critically acclaimed New York Times science reporter Nicholas Wade weaves this host of news-making findings together for the first time into an intriguing new history of the human story before the dawn of civilization. Sure to stimulate lively controversy, he makes the case for novel arguments about many hotly debated issues such as the evolution of language and race and the genetic roots of human nature, and reveals that human evolution has continued even to today.

In wonderfully lively and lucid prose, Wade reveals the answers that researchers have ingeniously developed to so many puzzles: When did language emerge? When and why did we start to wear clothing? How did our ancestors break out of Africa and defeat the more physically powerful Neanderthals who stood in their way? Why did the different races evolve, and why did we come to speak so many different languages? When did we learn to live with animals and where and when did we domesticate man's first animal companions, dogs? How did human nature change during the thirty-five thousand years between the emergence of fully modern humans and the first settlements?

Wade takes readers to the forefront of research in a sweeping and engrossing narrative unlike any other, the first to reveal how genetic discoveries are helping to weave together the perspectives of archaeology, paleontology, anthropology, linguistics, and many other fields. This will be the most talked about science book of the season.

For the Love of Physics

For the Love of Physics
For the Love of Physics: From the End of the Rainbow to the Edge of Time - A Journey Through the Wonders of Physics by Walter Lewin, Warren Goldstein
2011 | EPUB | 3.95MB

Universally praised for the remarkably fun, inventive, and often wacky ways in which Walter Lewin brings the joys of physics to life—from super-charging a tricycle with a fire extinguisher to risking his life by putting his head in the path of a swinging wrecking ball—For the Love of Physics takes readers on a marvelous journey, opening our eyes as never before to the amazing beauty and power of all that physics can reveal to us, from the coolest, weirdest features of the tiniest bits of matter, to the wonders of our everyday lives.

Lewin provides superbly clear and simple explanations of phenomena we’ve always wondered about, such as why rainbows form and why lightning strikes, as well as those beyond the wildest realms of imagination, such as what the Big Bang sounded like. A wonderful raconteur, Lewin always entertains as he edifies, and For the Love of Physics is a rare gem that will change the way readers see the world.

The Age of Entanglement [Audiobook]

The Age of Entanglement [Audiobook]
The Age of Entanglement: When Quantum Physics was Reborn [Audiobook] by Louisa Gilder, read by Walter Dixon
2009 | MP3 VBR + EPUB | 14 hrs 08 mins | 476.04MB

A brilliantly original and richly illuminating exploration of entanglement, the seemingly telepathic communication between two separated particles - one of the fundamental concepts of quantum physics.

In 1935, in what would become the most cited of all of his papers, Albert Einstein showed that quantum mechanics predicted such a correlation, which he dubbed "spooky action at a distance."

In that same year, Erwin Schrödinger christened this spooky correlation "entanglement." Yet its existence wasn't firmly established until 1964, in a groundbreaking paper by the Irish physicist John Bell. What happened during those years and what has happened since to refine the understanding of this phenomenon is the fascinating story told here.

We move from a coffee shop in Zurich, where Einstein and Max von Laue discuss the madness of quantum theory, to a bar in Brazil, as David Bohm and Richard Feynman chat over cervejas. We travel to the campuses of American universities - from J. Robert Oppenheimer's Berkeley to the Princeton of Einstein and Bohm to Bell's Stanford sabbatical - and we visit centers of European physics: Copenhagen, home to Bohr's famous institute, and Munich, where Werner Heisenberg and Wolfgang Pauli picnic on cheese and heady discussions of electron orbits.

Drawing on the papers, letters, and memoirs of the 20th century's greatest physicists, Louisa Gilder both humanizes and dramatizes the story by employing their own words in imagined face-to-face dialogues. Here are Bohr and Einstein clashing, and Heisenberg and Pauli deciding which mysteries to pursue. We see Schrödinger and Louis de Broglie pave the way for Bell, whose work here is given a long-overdue revisiting. And with his characteristic matter-of-fact eloquence, Richard Feynman challenges his contemporaries to make something of this entanglement.

In this stunning debut, Gilder has found a wholly original way of bringing to life a tale of physics in progress.