Broken Places & Outer Spaces: Finding Creativity in the Unexpected [EPUB]

Broken Places & Outer Spaces: Finding Creativity in the Unexpected [EPUB]
Broken Places & Outer Spaces: Finding Creativity in the Unexpected (TED) by Nnedi Okorafor
2019 | EPUB | 11.6MB

A powerful journey from star athlete to sudden paralysis to creative awakening, award-winning science fiction writer Nnedi Okorafor shows that what we think are our limitations have the potential to become our greatest strengths.

Nnedi Okorafor was never supposed to be paralyzed. A college track star and budding entomologist, Nnedi's lifelong battle with scoliosis was just a bump in her plan—something a simple operation would easily correct. But when Nnedi wakes from the surgery to find she can't move her legs, her entire sense of self begins to waver. Confined to a hospital bed for months, unusual things begin to happen. Psychedelic bugs crawl her hospital walls; strange dreams visit her nightly. Nnedi begins to put these experiences into writing, conjuring up strange, fantastical stories. What Nnedi discovers during her confinement would prove to be the key to her life as a successful science fiction author: In science fiction, when something breaks, something greater often emerges from the cracks.

In Broken Places & Outer Spaces, Nnedi takes the reader on a journey from her hospital bed deep into her memories, from her painful first experiences with racism as a child in Chicago to her powerful visits to her parents' hometown in Nigeria. From Frida Kahlo to Mary Shelly, she examines great artists and writers who have pushed through their limitations, using hardship to fuel their work. Through these compelling stories and her own, Nnedi reveals a universal truth: What we perceive as limitations have the potential to become our greatest strengths—far greater than when we were unbroken.

A guidebook for anyone eager to understand how their limitations might actually be used as a creative springboard, Broken Places & Outer Spaces is an inspiring look at how to open up new windows in your mind.

Awaken Every Day: 365 Buddhist Reflections to Invite Mindfulness and Joy [EPUB]

Awaken Every Day: 365 Buddhist Reflections to Invite Mindfulness and Joy [EPUB]
Awaken Every Day: 365 Buddhist Reflections to Invite Mindfulness and Joy by Thubten Chodron
2019 | EPUB | 3.14MB

Daily dharma teachings on compassion, wisdom, mindfulness, and joy—ideal for creating moments of peace and reflection in our chaotic world.

Awaken Every Day shares a quick dose of everyday wisdom, encouraging us to understand the true causes of our suffering and the paths to freedom. These insightful reflections help us understand our minds, our connections to our communities, and how to become the people we aspire to be.

The Cure That Works: How to Have the World's Best Health Care — at a Quarter of the Price [EPUB]

The Cure That Works: How to Have the World's Best Health Care — at a Quarter of the Price [EPUB]
The Cure That Works: How to Have the World's Best Health Care — at a Quarter of the Price by Sean M Flynn
2019 | EPUB | 6.08MB

What's the Most Important Fact About the Heathcare Crisis? That We Already Know the Cure!

Whole Foods Markets, the State of Indiana, and innovators around the world have used forgotten American ideas to slash healthcare costs by 75 percent while simultaneously delivering true universal access, coverage for preexisting conditions, and an ironclad safety net.

Economics for Dummies author Sean Flynn explains that simple things—like price tags, competition, and plentiful health savings contributions—crush costs while granting everyone equal access to the world's best healthcare services.

How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World: The Definitive Guide to Adapting and Succeeding in High-Performance Careers [EPUB]

How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World: The Definitive Guide to Adapting and Succeeding in High-Performance Careers [EPUB]
How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World: The Definitive Guide to Adapting and Succeeding in High-Performance Careers by Neil Irwin
2019 | EPUB | 1.91MB

From New York Times bestselling author and senior economic correspondent at The New York Times, how to survive—and thrive—in this increasingly challenging economy.

Every ambitious professional is trying to navigate a perilous global economy to do work that is lucrative and satisfying, but some find success while others struggle to get by. In an era of remarkable economic change, how should you navigate your career to increase your chances of landing not only on your feet, but ahead of those around you?

In How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World, Neil Irwin, senior economic correspondent at the New York Times, delivers the essential guide to being successful in today's economy when the very notion of the "job" is shifting and the corporate landscape has become dominated by global firms. He shows that the route to success lies in cultivating the ability to bring multiple specialties together—to become a "glue person" who can ensure people with radically different technical skills work together effectively—and how a winding career path makes you better prepared for today's fast-changing world. Through original data, close analysis, and case studies, Irwin deftly explains the 21st century economic landscape and its implications for ambitious people seeking a lifetime of professional success.

Using insights from global giants like Microsoft, Walmart, and Goldman Sachs, and from smaller lesser known organizations like those that make cutting-edge digital effects in Planet of the Apes movies or Jim Beam bourbon, How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World illuminates what it really takes to be on top in this world of technological complexity and global competition.

You Can't Know It All: Leading in the Age of Deep Expertise [EPUB]

You Can't Know It All: Leading in the Age of Deep Expertise [EPUB]
You Can't Know It All: Leading in the Age of Deep Expertise by Wanda T Wallace
2019 | EPUB | 1.27MB

Today's organizations are packed full of experts in every area from marketing to risk to sales to IT. Many of these people are also leaders, heading teams or large departments. They are followed because they know more than the rest of their group. They are followed because of their credibility as experts.

The toughest transition in business comes when expert leaders are asked to move beyond their expertise and lead a less homogenous group. Suddenly, experts face a new set of problems. They struggle to gain basic competence in dozens of areas without having to become the expert in every aspect. In Wanda Wallace's experience, this move—from expert leader to a broader kind of authority—requires a new mindset about how to lead.

Wallace explains what few people understand—how to add value as a leader when you're dealing with an ever growing set of responsibilities over which you have little detailed knowledge. The work you do and the way you interact with people must also change. Managing now requires a light touch and a different approach to delegation. Above all, managing is about recognizing that while you may not do all the work of your team, you must enable the team to do the work. In this world, trust becomes essential.

In You Can't Know It All, Wallace presents the coaching model she has developed to address the challenges of this transition. She offers strategies for individuals to navigate their new roles and learn to combine their expertise with their leadership responsibilities. She gives essential advice on the fundamental change in mind-set that this requires.

This invaluable handbook offers novice and experienced managers alike insights into their own careers, explains why their star performers may suddenly be floundering, and provides essential tools for guiding development.

Wood Plank Projects: 30 Simple and Creative DIY Décor Ideas for Your Home and Garden [EPUB]

Wood Plank Projects: 30 Simple and Creative DIY Décor Ideas for Your Home and Garden [EPUB]
Wood Plank Projects: 30 Simple and Creative DIY Décor Ideas for Your Home and Garden by Carrie Spalding
2019 | EPUB | 121.67MB

Personalize your indoor and outdoor spaces with beautiful, rustic, reclaimed wood pieces.

Want to make a statement in your home? Look no further than the humble yet versatile wood plank! Reclaim, recycle, and repurpose wood planks to create unique, stylish home décor pieces that are guaranteed to bring warmth and beauty into your living spaces—all on a budget!

Featuring thirty DIY tutorials for both indoors and outdoors, Wood Plank Projects includes simple beginner projects that will be ready in an hour, as well as larger and more impressive pieces—with step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs. Find projects for every room in the house, from rustic photo frames and farmhouse clocks to outdoor benches and reclaimed tabletops. Learn to make:

  • Colorful Vintage Sign
  • Weathered Wood Plank Wall
  • Scrap Wood Sunburst Mirror
  • Curvy Wooden Headboard
  • Wood Plank Garden Planter Box
  • Modern Farmhouse Barn Door
  • And more!

You’ll also find tips for choosing the right wood, finding inexpensive reclaimed materials, and using paint and stain to give new wood a weathered look or a perfect finish. Be inspired and create your own beautiful, handmade wood plank décor!

Outsizing: Strategies to Grow Your Business, Profits, and Potential [EPUB]

Outsizing: Strategies to Grow Your Business, Profits, and Potential [EPUB]
Outsizing: Strategies to Grow Your Business, Profits, and Potential by Steve Coughran
2019 | EPUB | 2.45MB

The New Principles of Growth and Success

Do you want to grow your business? In the past, have you struggled to realize the desired outcomes of your strategy? Do you feel that you're making all the right business moves but are still coming up short? In Outsizing, author Steve Coughran assembles decades of research, hundreds of interviews, and multi-industry consulting experience to identify the strategic factors that dictate the difference between exorbitant success and bankruptcy. This helpful guidebook walks you through crafting and implementing proven strategies to outgrow your limitations to achieve extraordinary results. Outsizing uniquely combines the principles of strategy, innovation, and finance into a comprehensive framework for generating value.

​Each chapter contains timely examples and proprietary insights to illustrate how businesses can form inimitable strategies that deliver value to the customer and capture value for the organization. The information is pertinent to any organization seeking to strengthen its culture, leverage advantages, focus on the essential, provide outstanding experiences to customers, and maximize financial returns. Outsizing will empower you to design strategies out of lessons learned as well as internal and external changes to build a foundation for enduring success.

Entrepreneur Voices on Elevator Pitches [EPUB]

Entrepreneur Voices on Elevator Pitches [EPUB]
Entrepreneur Voices on Elevator Pitches by The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc
2019 | EPUB | 1.58MB
What Can You Pitch in 60 Seconds? Whether you're facing funding sharks or angel investors, we've got the keys to crafting that perfect pitch to help you secure the funds you need to launch your startup, build your business, and achieve your entrepreneurial dreams.

In this new edition of the Entrepreneur Voices series, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and experts from both sides of the board roam present the game-winning strategies and deal-closing tactics you need to succeed.

Dive in and learn how to:

  • Build a business model and financial plan for your new venture
  • Make a great first impression and sell your idea in 60 seconds
  • Connect with the investors most likely to finance your business idea
  • Craft a slide deck that will catch and keep venture capitalists' attention
  • Prepare for on-the-spot questions in the board room
  • See every "No" as an opportunity to find the perfect "Yes"

Plus, gain exclusive insights from stars you've seen on Shark Tank, Planet of the Apps, Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch, and more!

Mindapps: Multistate Theory and Tools for Mind Design [EPUB]

Mindapps: Multistate Theory and Tools for Mind Design [EPUB]
Mindapps: Multistate Theory and Tools for Mind Design by Thomas B Roberts
2019 | EPUB | 1.75MB

An exploration of "mind design" technologies and practices—mindapps—that boost intellectual capacity and enable new ways of thought and action

  • Reveals how mindapps transform the patterns of our mind-body complex and help generate new ideas by enabling access to new mind states
  • Examines the singlestate fallacy—the myth that useful thinking only occurs in our ordinary awake mental state
  • Explores a wealth of mindapp practices and techniques, including microdosing with psychedelics, yoga and martial arts, hypnosis, breathing techniques, lucid dreaming, rites of passage, biofeedback and neurofeedback, and transcranial brain stimulation

Just as we can write and install apps in our electronic devices, we can construct "mindapps" and install them in our brain-mind complex, and as just as digital apps add capabilities to our devices, mindapps can expand our mental powers and creative abilities, allowing us to intentionally redesign our minds.

Using psychedelics as the prime example, Thomas B. Roberts explores the many different kinds of mindapps, including meditation, other psychoactive plants and chemicals, sensory overload and deprivation, biofeedback and neurofeedback, hypnosis and suggestion, sleep and lucid dreaming, creative imagery, transcranial brain stimulation and optical brain stimulation, rites of passage, martial arts and exercise routines, yoga, breathing techniques, and contemplative prayer. He also looks at the future of mindapps, the potential for new mindapps yet to be invented, and how installing multiple mindapps can produce new, yet to be explored mind states. Drawing on decades of research, he shows how psychedelics in particular are "ideagens"—powerful tools for generating new ideas and new ways of thinking.

Uniting the many forms of mindapps into one overall Multistate Mind Theory, Roberts examines the singlestate fallacy—the myth that useful thinking only occurs in our ordinary awake mental state—and demonstrates the many mind-body states we are capable of. He shows how mindapps not only allow us to design and redesign our own minds but also offer benefits for artistic performance, mystical and spiritual experience, and scientific research by improving creativity, open-mindedness, problem solving, and inner-brain connections. Reformulating how we think about the human mind, Mindapps unveils the new multistate landscape of the mind and how we can each enter the world of mind design.

Hateland: A Long, Hard Look at America's Extremist Heart [EPUB]

Hateland: A Long, Hard Look at America's Extremist Heart [EPUB]
Hateland: A Long, Hard Look at America's Extremist Heart by Daryl Johnson
2019 | EPUB | 1.51MB

A former Department of Homeland Security analyst takes a long view on the domestic terrorism threat from radicalized individuals and hate groups of various ideologies.

America is a land in which extremism no longer belongs to the country's shadowy fringes, but comfortably exists in the national mainstream. That is the alarming conclusion by intelligence analyst Daryl Johnson, an expert on domestic extremism with more than twenty-five years of experience tracking radicalized groups for the US government.

In this book, Johnson dissects the rapidly expanding forms of American hatred and radicalization, including white nationalists, antigovernment militias, antifascists (Antifa), militant black nationalists, and extremist Islamic groups. The author develops a concise model that explains how extremists on both the far right and the far left use the same techniques to recruit and to radicalize individuals, turning them into violent offenders. He also examines the political forces that fuel this threat and have kept the US government from properly identifying and developing countermeasures to deal with it, including a disproportional emphasis on Islamic terrorism.

Johnson concludes by recounting individual stories of deradicalization, each of which was the result of personal reevaluations of formerly held extremist convictions. He recommends more resources at the state and federal levels for combatting radical movements and urges greater communication and coordination between law enforcement agencies. This in-depth analysis of a growing menace that has taken America hostage throws a stark light on the darkest segments of American society and provides practical means for dealing with their violent threats.

ThetaHealing: Digging for Beliefs: How to Rewire Your Subconscious Thinking for Deep Inner Healing [EPUB]

ThetaHealing: Digging for Beliefs: How to Rewire Your Subconscious Thinking for Deep Inner Healing [EPUB]
ThetaHealing: Digging for Beliefs: How to Rewire Your Subconscious Thinking for Deep Inner Healing by Vianna Stibal
2019 | EPUB | 4.12MB

New ThetaHealing handbook for fans of the ThetaHealing® teachings by best-selling author Vianna Stibal, exploring step-by-step how to Dig for bottom beliefs and rewire your subconscious thinking for deep and transformative healing.

In this companion book to ThetaHealing, Advanced ThetaHealing, ThetaHealing Diseases and Disorders, and The Planes of Existence, bestselling author Vianna Stibal shares an in-depth process to Digging for Beliefs, an integral part of the ThetaHealing modality.

ThetaHealing is a revolutionary technique developed by Stibal that allows a person to enter into a state of deep meditation, tap into the brain's Theta waves, and activate incredible healing powers. In the pure and divine Theta state of mind, we are able to connect with the Creator of All That Is through focused prayer, access fascinating knowledge and change not only our own lives, but the lives of others.

When a Belief has been accepted as real by the mind it becomes crystalized as a "Program" and is placed into the hard-drive of the subconscious, where it acts out those Beliefs, whether or not they are positive or negative. The process of Digging for bottom beliefs in ThetaHealing enables us to identify those negative Beliefs and rewire our subconscious, receive positive Downloads from the Creator of All That Is, and achieve deep, inner healing. This book provides the student with the necessary tools to achieve this state of divine healing, and is based on Stibal's original teachings. It is an essential book for any student of Theta Healing.

Teaching Graphic Design History [EPUB]

Teaching Graphic Design History [EPUB]
Teaching Graphic Design History by Steven Heller
2019 | EPUB | 101.64MB

An Examination of the Practice Through the Years

Teaching the history of graphic design cannot simply be outlined by dates nor confined by places, but is defined by concepts and philosophies, as well as those who made, make, and inspire them. Teaching Graphic Design History is the first collection of essays, syllabi, and guides for conveying the heritage of this unique practice, from traditional chronologies to eclectic themes as developed by today's historians, designers, scholars, and documentarians.

Long overlooked within the broader history of printing and typesetting, when graphic design's artifacts finally became the subject of serious study, the historian had to determine what was worthy and on what the history of graphic design should focus: the makers or the artifacts, the content or the context, or all of the above. With the author's distinct viewpoint and many exclusive contributions, Teaching Graphic Design History chronicles the customs and conventions of various cultures and societies and how they are seen through signs, symbols, and the artifacts designed for use in the public—and sometimes private—sphere.

Areas of focus include:

  • Social and political effects of graphic design
  • Philosophical perspectives on design
  • Evolution of branding
  • Development of the graphic design profession
  • Predictions for the future of the practice

An examination of the concerted efforts, happy accidents, and key influences of the practice throughout the years, Teaching Graphic Design History is an illuminating resource for students, practitioners, and future teachers of the subject.

Signs: The Secret Language of the Universe [EPUB]

Signs: The Secret Language of the Universe [EPUB]
Signs: The Secret Language of the Universe by Laura Lynne Jackson
2019 | EPUB | 1.6MB

A renowned psychic medium teaches us how to recognize and interpret the life-changing messages from loved ones and spirit guides on the Other Side.

Laura Lynne Jackson is a psychic medium and the author of the New York Times bestseller The Light Between Us. She possesses an incredible gift: the ability to communicate with loved ones who have passed, convey messages of love and healing, and impart a greater understanding of our interconnectedness. Though her abilities are exceptional, they are not unique, and that is the message at the core of this book. Understanding “the secret language of the universe” is a gift available to all. As we learn to ask for and recognize signs from the other side, we will start to find meaning where before there was only confusion, and see light in the darkness. We may decide to change paths, push toward love, pursue joy, and engage with life in a whole new way.

In Signs, Jackson is able to bring the mystical into the everyday. She relates stories of people who have experienced uncanny revelations and instances of unexplained synchronicity, as well as others drawn from her own experience. There’s the lost child who appears to his mother as a deer that approaches her unhesitatingly at a highway rest stop; the name written on a dollar bill that lets a terrified wife know that her husband will be okay; the Elvis Presley song that arrives at the exact moment of Jackson’s own father’s passing; and many others. This is a book that is inspiring and practical, deeply comforting and wonderfully motivational, in asking us to see beyond ourselves to a more magnificent universal design.

Cursive Handwriting for Adults [PDF]

Cursive Handwriting for Adults [PDF]
Cursive Handwriting for Adults: Easy-to-Follow Lessons, Step-by-Step Instructions, Proven Techniques, Sample Sentences and Practice Pages to Improve Your Handwriting by John Neal
2019 | PDF | 10.05MB

Relearn the beautiful art of cursive handwriting!

In this type, tap and swipe world, you have few opportunities to write in cursive. As a result, your skills diminish. Then, when the critical moment arises and you need to personally write something in your own hand, the results are not very impressive. In fact, they're embarrassingly bad.

Written and designed specifically for an adult audience, this book's program for relearning cursive is guaranteed to take your penmanship to a new level. You will relearn the strokes and techniques and practice with the workbook pages. The instructions are easy to follow but designed for adults, so they present the information in a more compelling way.

Plus, there are no "a is for apple" practice pages in this book. The exercises and sample pages are geared specifically for an older audience to help them relearn and practice cursive handwriting in a fun and friendly way.

Heal Your Oral Microbiome [EPUB]

Heal Your Oral Microbiome [EPUB]
Heal Your Oral Microbiome: Balance and Repair your Mouth Microbes to Improve Gut Health, Reduce Inflammation and Fight Disease by Cass Nelson-Dooley
2019 | EPUB/PDF | 1.62/4.92MB

Improve Your Health by Fixing Your Mouth-Gut Microbiome Connection

Good health might start in your gut, but your mouth is the gateway to your gut. Maintaining a balanced oral microbiome is one of the most important things you can do to set a foundation for your overall health. With this book, the first to focus exclusively on the oral microbiome, you'll learn how your mouth paves the way for full-body health, as well as important steps to take to heal and balance your microbes for overall well-being.

The Bottom of the Pool: Thinking Beyond Your Boundaries to Achieve Extraordinary Results [EPUB]

The Bottom of the Pool: Thinking Beyond Your Boundaries to Achieve Extraordinary Results [EPUB]
The Bottom of the Pool: Thinking Beyond Your Boundaries to Achieve Extraordinary Results by Andy Andrews
2019 | EPUB/PDF | 2.29/13.58MB

This is how it's done. This is why it's done this way. This is the result you can expect if you do it.

These three pieces of information inform a conclusion about every part of each of our lives. Yet it is these three pieces of information that most often set an insidious trap—a trap that has held the imaginations of generations captive to the belief that because they are doing the best they can do, they are accomplishing the best that can be done. And while each of these three statements are true, not one of them is the truth.

Dive deeper with bestselling author Andy Andrews as he shares his unique philosophy regarding foundational thinking. Through his unique and captivating storytelling, Andy helps you search for the reality that lies beyond the boundaries established in the name of "best practices," "industry standards," or "the way things are done." For it's at the bottom of the pool that you discover a pathway to extraordinary results that most people in your position do not even know are possible.

Faster, Fewer, Better Emails: Manage the Volume, Reduce the Stress, Love the Results [PDF]

Faster, Fewer, Better Emails: Manage the Volume, Reduce the Stress, Love the Results [PDF]
Faster, Fewer, Better Emails: Manage the Volume, Reduce the Stress, Love the Results by Dianna Booher
2019 | PDF | 4.05MB

Business communication expert and bestselling author Dianna Booher shares practical wisdom on how to write effective emails that get results and how to organize documents to gain control and increase your productivity.

Today, most business writing is email writing. We handle even our most important customer transactions, internal operations, and supplier partnerships solely by email.

Yet many of us still struggle to write emails that get results. And we often are so overwhelmed by the sheer volume of emails that we feel as though we're in email jail!

How we handle email has a large impact on the trajectory of our career. Emails can build or destroy credibility, clarify or confuse situations for our coworkers and customers, and reduce or increase security risks and legal liabilities. This book will help you master your emails and stand out as a clear, credible communicator. After all, clear, credible communicators become leaders in every industry.

With more than three decades of experience analyzing emails across various industries for corporate clients, Booher offers guidance on how to identify and stop email clutter so you can increase productivity while improving communication flow.

In this book, you will learn how to:

  • Compose actionable emails quickly by following Booher's philosophy of Think First, Draft Fast, and Edit Last
  • Write concise emails that get read so you get a quick response
  • Organize a commonsense file storage system that helps you find documents and emails quickly to attach and send
  • Present a professional image when you email prospects, customers, and coworkers
  • Be aware of legal liabilities and security risks as you send and receive email

Total Rethink: Why Entrepreneurs Should Act Like Revolutionaries [PDF]

Total Rethink: Why Entrepreneurs Should Act Like Revolutionaries [PDF]
Total Rethink: Why Entrepreneurs Should Act Like Revolutionaries by David McCourt
2019 | PDF | 2.78MB

In business, and in life, everything is changing fast, apart from how we behave. Our ways of thinking and making decisions have changed little since we lived in agricultural and industrial societies, but the problems we now need to solve are entirely different. It requires a revolution in thinking and behavior to meet the challenges that now face us and avoid disaster we need to totally rethink the model.

The traditional wisdom has been that such improvements are best done incrementally, just as big, established corporations will plan to increase their turnovers and profits incrementally and governments will change their laws incrementally. However, things are moving too fast for that to be an effective solution any longer and we must all z the way we think and the way we behave in order to be more truly entrepreneurial.

Part business biography, part business blueprint, Total Rethink explains how this can be done. Successful telecoms entrepreneur, David McCourt, lays out the reality of the dangerous situation we find ourselves in and suggests solutions which will empower everyone, including business people, politicians, diplomats and teachers, to repair the damage we have already done, and prepare for the dramatic changes to come.