The Chaos Imperative [EPUB]

The Chaos Imperative [EPUB]
The Chaos Imperative: How Chance and Disruption Increase Innovation, Effectiveness, and Success by Ori Brafman, Judah Pollack
2013 | EPUB | 3.14MB

Following the booming popularity of titles such as Switch and Made to Stick, Ori Brafman reveals how organizations can drive growth and profits by allowing contained chaos and disruption the space to flourish, generating new ideas that trigger innovation.

In The Chaos Imperative, Brafman shows how even the best and most efficient organizations, from Fortune 500 companies to today's US Army, benefit from allowing a little unstructured space and disruption into their planning and decision-making.

Brafman's approach is a groundbreaking new way of managing company policy and making astute, inventive choices, and can be applied to any type of organization, be they small or infinitely powerful. In our economy's current state of flux, it is crucial that we take risks, think organically and allow a little freedom for improvement to take place, and The Chaos Imperative shows us how to do this with vigour, and in an accessible, practical manner.

Job Reconnaissance [EPUB]

Job Reconnaissance [EPUB]
Job Reconnaissance: Using Hacking Skills to Win the Job Hunt Game by Josh More
2013 | EPUB + MOBI | 2.39/1.25MB

There is considerably more skill in the IT and security communities than is reflected in the jobs people are able to attain. Most people's limiting factor in their ability to get better jobs is not technical skills or even the soft skills necessary to do well in a new job. It is that getting a job is a completely different skill set and one that most people only practice every few years.

Job Reconnaissance: Using Hacking Skills to Win the Job Hunt Game explains the job hunting process, why the most commonly followed models fail and how to better approach the search. It covers the entire job hunt process from when to decide to leave your current job, research new possible job opportunities, targeting your new boss, controlling the job interview process and negotiating your new compensation and the departure from your current job.

This is not a complete all-in-one job-hunting book. This book assumes that the reader is reasonably competent and has already heard most of the "standard" advice, but is having difficulty putting the advice into practice. The goal is to fill in the gaps of the other books and to help the readers use their technical skills to their advantage in a different context.

The emphasis in Job Reconnaissance is for infosec and IT job seekers to leverage the same skills they use in penetration testing and recon toward job-hunting success. These skills include targeting, reconnaissance and profiling combined with a technical look at skills other career search books commonly miss.

  • Covers the entire job hunt process from when to decide to leave your current job to the departure of your current job
  • Suggests how to research new possible job opportunities
  • Shows how to target your new boss, controlling the job interview process and negotiating your new compensation

Evolution by Joe Manganiello [EPUB]

Evolution by Joe Manganiello [EPUB]
Evolution: The Cutting Edge Guide to Breaking Down Mental Walls and Building the Body You've Always Wanted by Joe Manganiello
2013 | EPUB | 15.97MB

WANT IT.

The mind: If you are ready for change—real change, no looking back change—this is where you need to be. This is the source, the manual, the Rosetta Stone that can teach you to clear your mind, transform your body, and change your life . . . forever. There’s only one question, and only you can answer it: How bad do you want it?

DO IT.

The tools: Everyone possesses the capability to look the way they want. Joe Manganiello learned that when he achieved the “impossible,” overcoming difficult obstacles at every level by transforming himself into the ripped star of True Blood. It took nothing less than one hundred percent commitment, discipline, routine, and drive. Joe is living proof: If he can do it, so can you.

EVOLVE.

The results: The evolution never ends. You’ll live it every day, with an insane amount of internal confidence and absolutely no regrets. Not the struggle, the sacrifices, the sweat, and definitely not the image you see in the mirror. You’ll wake up each morning to a new future. All the answers are now in your hands. How far do you want to go?

You Already Know How to Be Great [EPUB]

You Already Know How to Be Great [EPUB]
You Already Know How to Be Great: A Simple Way to Remove Interference and Unlock Your Greatest Potential by Alan Fine, Rebecca R Merrill
2010 | EPUB | 3.02MB

A bold new approach to performance by one of the top coaches in the country.

In trying to improve-on the playing field, in the office, or even at home-most people seek out new information to get to the next level. They read a book, attend a class, or hire an expert to give them an edge.

But Alan Fine, an accomplished tennis, golf, and executive coach and a renowned authority on peak performance, believes that this "outside-in" method is precisely what's holding you back from doing your best work. He's found the biggest obstacle to improved performance isn't not knowing what to do; it's not doing what you already know. Ironically, the quest for information and instructions designed to help you get ahead can often interfere with your ability to focus on doing something.

Fine reveals his simple and proven approach to achieving breakthrough performance. It starts with reducing the interference that blocks your potential through an amazing process called G.R.O.W. (Goal, Reality, Options, Way Forward).

No matter who you are or what you do, You Already Know How to Be Great will help you eliminate what is standing in the way of your goals.

Nudge [EPUB]

Nudge [EPUB]
Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard H Thaler, Cass R Sunstein
2008 | EPUB | 1.2MB

For fans of Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink and Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking Fast and Slow, a revelatory new look at how we make decisions.

Nudge is about choices—how we make them and how we can make better ones. Drawing on decades of research in the fields of behavioral science and economics, authors Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein offer a new perspective on preventing the countless mistakes we make—ill-advised personal investments, consumption of unhealthy foods, neglect of our natural resources—and show us how sensible “choice architecture” can successfully nudge people toward the best decisions. In the tradition of The Tipping Point and Freakonomics, Nudge is straightforward, informative, and entertaining—a must-read for anyone interested in our individual and collective well-being.

The Plateau Effect [EPUB]

The Plateau Effect [EPUB]
The Plateau Effect: Getting from Stuck to Success by Bob Sullivan, Hugh Thompson
2013 | EPUB | 1.02MB

The Plateau Effect is a powerful law of nature that affects everyone. Learn to identify plateaus and break through any stagnancy in your life— from diet and exercise, to work, to relationships.

The Plateau Effect shows how athletes, scientists, therapists, companies, and musicians around the world are learning to break through their plateaus—to turn off the forces that cause people to “get used to” things—and turn on human potential and happiness in ways that seemed impossible. The book identifies three key flattening forces that generate plateaus, two principles to guide readers in engineering a plateau’s destruction, and three actions to take to achieve peak behavior. It helps us to stop wasting time on things that are no longer of value and to focus on the things that leverage our time and energy in spectacular ways.

Anything you want to do better—play guitar, make friends, communicate with your children, run a business—you can accomplish faster by understanding the plateau effect.

Walking, Living, Learning [Audiobook]

Walking, Living, Learning [Audiobook]
Walking, Living, Learning: An Adventure In Personal & Professional Development [Audiobook] by Al Argo, read by John Eastman
2013 | M4B | 14 hrs 33 mins | 248.6MB

What do you get when a man decides to spend a year walking to improve his health, his relationships, his business, his mind, his spirit and his soul?

Walking, Living, Learning! is the result of Al Argo’s year of walking around Asia and the USA while listening to 66 books covering such topics as small business management, personal relationships, parenting skills, communication skills and much, much more. If you want to be successful, hang around successful people and read what successful people are reading and writing!

Walking, Living, Learning! affords you a rare opportunity for a sneak peak of what Al Argo, a leading Personal & Professional Development Expert read (and the lessons he was learning) during a year of Walking, Living, Learning!

In an easy to read daily format - everyone will find some great motivational, personal & professional development content here!

The Moonlight Sonata at the Mayo Clinic [EPUB]

The Moonlight Sonata at the Mayo Clinic [EPUB]
The Moonlight Sonata at the Mayo Clinic by Nora Gallagher
2013 | EPUB | 1.97MB

This taut yet lyrical memoir tells of the author’s experience with a baffling illness poised to take her sight, and gives a deeply felt meditation on vulnerability and on what it means to lose the faith you had and find something better.

One day at the end of 2009, during a routine eye exam that Nora Gallagher nearly skipped, her doctor said, “Darn.” Her right optic nerve was inflamed, the cause unknown, a condition that if left untreated would cause her to lose her sight. And so began her departure from ordinary life and her travels in what she calls Oz, the land of the sick. It looks like the world most of us inhabit, she tells us, except that “the furniture is slightly rearranged”: her friends can’t help her, her trusted doctors don’t know what’s wrong, and what faith she has left just won’t cover it. After a year of searching for a diagnosis and treatment, she arrives at the Mayo Clinic and finds a whole town built around Oz.

In the course of her journey, Gallagher encounters inhuman doctors, the modern medical system—in which knowledge takes fifteen years to trickle down—and the strange world that is the famous Mayo Clinic, complete with its grand piano. With unerring candor, and no sentimentality whatsoever, Gallagher describes the unexpected twists and turns of the path she took through a medical mystery and an unfathomably changing life. In doing so, she gives us a singular, luminous map of vulnerability and dark landscapes. “It’s the nature of things to be vulnerable,” Gallagher says. “The disorder is imagining we are not.”

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2014

World Almanac and Book of Facts 2014
The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2014 edited by Sarah Janssen
2013 | AZW3 | 25.54MB

Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this updated resource.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Published annually since 1868, this compendium of information is the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs.

The 2014 edition of The World Almanac reviews the events of 2013 and will be your go-to source for any questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a “treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information” by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac contains thousands of facts that are unavailable publicly elsewhere. The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more.

America Aflame [Audiobook]

America Aflame [Audiobook]
America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation [Audiobook] by David Goldfield, read by David Drummond
2011 | MP3@96 kbps + EPUB | 27 hrs 49 mins | 1.12GB

In this spellbinding new history, David Goldfield offers the first major new interpretation of the Civil War era since James M. McPherson's Battle Cry of Freedom. Where past scholars have limned the war as a triumph of freedom, Goldfield sees it as America's greatest failure: the result of a breakdown caused by the infusion of evangelical religion into the public sphere. As the Second Great Awakening surged through America, political questions became matters of good and evil to be fought to the death.

The price of that failure was horrific, but the carnage accomplished what statesmen could not: It made the United States one nation and eliminated slavery as a divisive force in the Union. The victorious North became synonymous with America as a land of innovation and industrialization, whose teeming cities offered squalor and opportunity in equal measure. Religion was supplanted by science and a gospel of progress, and the South was left behind.

Goldfield's panoramic narrative, sweeping from the 1840s to the end of Reconstruction, is studded with memorable details and luminaries such as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederick Douglass, and Walt Whitman. There are lesser known yet equally compelling characters, too, including Carl Schurz-a German immigrant, warhero, and postwar reformer-and Alexander Stephens, the urbane and intellectual vice president of the Confederacy. America Aflame is a vivid portrait of the "fiery trial" that transformed the country we live in.

Battle Cry of Freedom [Audiobook]

Battle Cry of Freedom [Audiobook]
Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era [Audiobook] by James McPherson, read by Jonathan Davis
2007 | MP3@128 kbps + PDF | 39 hrs 45 mins | 2.13GB

Filled with fresh interpretations and information, puncturing old myths and challenging new ones, Battle Cry of Freedom will unquestionably become the standard one-volume history of the Civil War.

James McPherson's fast-paced narrative fully integrates the political, social, and military events that crowded the two decades from the outbreak of one war in Mexico to the ending of another at Appomattox. Packed with drama and analytical insight, the book vividly recounts the momentous episodes that preceded the Civil War--the Dred Scott decision, the Lincoln-Douglas debates, John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry--and then moves into a masterful chronicle of the war itself--the battles, the strategic maneuvering on both sides, the politics, and the personalities. Particularly notable are McPherson's new views on such matters as the slavery expansion issue in the 1850s, the origins of the Republican Party, the causes of secession, internal dissent and anti-war opposition in the North and the South, and the reasons for the Union's victory.

The book's title refers to the sentiments that informed both the Northern and Southern views of the conflict: the South seceded in the name of that freedom of self-determination and self-government for which their fathers had fought in 1776, while the North stood fast in defense of the Union founded by those fathers as the bulwark of American liberty. Eventually, the North had to grapple with the underlying cause of the war--slavery--and adopt a policy of emancipation as a second war aim. This "new birth of freedom," as Lincoln called it, constitutes the proudest legacy of America's bloodiest conflict.

This authoritative volume makes sense of that vast and confusing "second American Revolution" we call the Civil War, a war that transformed a nation and expanded our heritage of liberty.