LSD and the Mind of the Universe: Diamonds from Heaven [EPUB]

LSD and the Mind of the Universe: Diamonds from Heaven [EPUB]
LSD and the Mind of the Universe: Diamonds from Heaven by Christopher M Bache
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781620559703 | 1.39MB

A professor of religious studies meticulously documents his insights from 73 high-dose LSD sessions conducted over the course of 20 years

  • Chronicles, with unprecedented rigor, the author’s systematic journey into a unified field of consciousness that underlies all physical existence
  • Makes a powerful case for the value of psychedelically induced spiritual experience and discusses the challenge of integrating these experiences into everyday life
  • Shows how psychedelic experience can take you beyond self-transformation into collective transformation and help birth the future of humanity

On November 24, 1979, Christopher M. Bache took the first step on what would become a life-changing journey. Drawing from his training as a philosopher of religion, Bache set out to explore his mind and the mind of the universe as deeply and systematically as possible--with the help of the psychedelic drug LSD. Following protocols established by Stanislav Grof, Bache’s 73 high-dose LSD sessions over the course of 20 years drew him into a deepening communion with cosmic consciousness.

Journey alongside professor Bache as he touches the living intelligence of our universe--an intelligence that both embraced and crushed him--and demonstrates how direct experience of the divine can change your perspective on core issues in philosophy and religion. Chronicling his 73 sessions, the author reveals the spiral of death and rebirth that took him through the collective unconscious into the creative intelligence of the universe. Making a powerful case for the value of psychedelically induced spiritual experience, Bache shares his immersion in the fierce love and creative intent of the unified field of consciousness that underlies all physical existence. He describes the incalculable value of embracing the pain and suffering he encountered in his sessions and the challenges he faced integrating his experiences into his everyday life. His journey documents a shift from individual consciousness to collective consciousness, from archetypal reality to Divine Oneness and the Diamond Luminosity that lies outside cyclic existence.

Pushing the boundaries of theory and practice, the author shows how psychedelic experience can take you beyond self-transformation into collective transformation, beyond the present into the future, revealing spirit and matter in perfect balance.

Martyrs of Henry VIII: Repression, Defiance, Sacrifice [EPUB]

Martyrs of Henry VIII: Repression, Defiance, Sacrifice [EPUB]
Martyrs of Henry VIII: Repression, Defiance, Sacrifice by John Matusiak
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780750987950 | 5.42MB

Tudor England was a place of religious upheaval and uncertainty, as the Catholic church was replaced by the Church of England, with Henry VIII at its head.

When Henry VIII passed through Canterbury in 1532, a young woman named Elizabeth Barton, known as the Holy Maid of Kent and widely revered as a visionary, warned him that he was ‘so abominable in the sight of God that he was not worthy to tread on hallowed ground’. Two years later she was executed as an enemy of the state, but she would not be the last to be punished for her faith – the summer of 1535 would see many others suffer the same fate.

On 14 June 1535, Carthusian monk Sebastian Newdigate was dragged to Tyburn and hanged, drawn and quartered for his continued loyalty to the Catholic faith. On 22 June 1535, John Fisher was beheaded on Tower Hill for upholding the Roman Catholic Church’s doctrine of papal supremacy. On 6 July 1535, former Chancellor of England Sir Thomas More was executed for refusing to acknowledge Henry VIII as the Supreme Head of the Church. All three were recognised as martyrs and beatified by the Catholic church in 1886, with Sir Thomas More and John Fisher recognised as saints.

In Martyrs of Henry VIII, John Matusiak brings the lives of these Catholic martyrs together in a joint biography that opens a window into one of the most dangerous periods of England’s religious history.

Measuring What Counts: The Global Movement for Well-Being [EPUB]

Measuring What Counts: The Global Movement for Well-Being [EPUB]
Measuring What Counts: The Global Movement for Well-Being by Joseph E Stiglitz, Jean-Paul Fitoussi, Martine Durand
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781620975695 | 2.59MB

A bold agenda for a better way to assess societal well-being, by three of the world’s leading economists and statisticians

"If we want to put people first, we have to know what matters to them, what improves their well-being, and how we can supply more of whatever that is." —Joseph E. Stiglitz

In 2009, a group of economists led by Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz, French economist Jean-Paul Fitoussi, and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen issued a report challenging gross domestic product (GDP) as a measure of progress and well-being. Published as Mismeasuring Our Lives by The New Press, the book sparked a global conversation about GDP and a major movement among scholars, policy makers, and activists to change the way we measure our economies.

Now, in Measuring What Counts, Stiglitz, Fitoussi, and Martine Durand—summarizing the deliberations of a panel of experts on the measurement of economic performance and social progress hosted at the OECD, the international organization incorporating the most economically advanced countries—propose a new, “beyond GDP” agenda. This book provides an accessible overview of the last decade’s global movement, sparked by the original critique of GDP, and proposes a new “dashboard” of metrics to assess a society’s health, including measures of inequality and economic vulnerability, whether growth is environmentally sustainable, and how people feel about their lives. Essential reading for our time, it also serves as a guide for policy makers and others on how to use these new tools to fundamentally change the way we measure our lives—and to plot a radically new path forward.

Strayan Dictionary: Avo, Arvo, Mabo, Scomo And All The Essential Strayan Words [EPUB]

Strayan Dictionary: Avo, Arvo, Mabo, Scomo And All The Essential Strayan Words [EPUB]
Strayan Dictionary: Avo, Arvo, Mabo, Scomo And All The Essential Strayan Words by Dominic Knight
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781760529352 | 3.24MB

The most un-un-Australian dictionary ever created, The Strayan Dictionary is your indispensable guide to the native tongue of Warnie, Hawkie, Dame Nellie, Kylie (Minogue and Mole), Little Johnny, Barty and of course Boonie.

More bonzer than a long weekend, as respectable as an underarm delivery and as easy to understand as 'yeah-nah-nah-yeah-nah', The Strayan Dictionary is guaranteed* to be as honest as a sickie, as useful as a beer snake and as unputdownable as a stubby,

* This guarantee is a furphy (also defined within)

The FBI Story: Leadership, Integrity, Agility, Integration [EPUB]

The FBI Story: Leadership, Integrity, Agility, Integration [EPUB]
The FBI Story: Leadership, Integrity, Agility, Integration by US Department of Justice
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781510750524 | 70.52MB

From the US Department of Justice, the true stories of the world’s top national security agency—the FBI—revealed for the first time!

There has been much turmoil at the Federal Bureau of Investigation as of late, including the firing of James Comey, the installation of Christopher Wray, the ongoing investigation into President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia, and more. The FBI Story provides a look inside at the top intelligence organization in the United States and presents one hundred of the FBI’s most recent fascinating cases and how they were solved. Featured inside are incredible true stories, such as:

  • The scourge of child pornography
  • The case of the King Fu Panda fraud
  • Targeting the nationwide opioid epidemic
  • The James Ricks murder cold case finally being solved
  • A mother and son duo who stole millions from Medicare
  • And more!

Each of the case studies reveals dangers that the world’s best crime-fighting team tackles every day. The stories of deadbeats and their takedown were specifically chosen by members of the FBI’s own team and are given a full page in the book that delves deep into the story.

There’s also an introduction by FBI Director Christopher Wray that presents insight into the secretive organization, its crime fighting techniques, and a framework for the stories to come. An index in the back of the book organizes the contents into themes such as white-collar crime, organized crime, foreign counterintelligence, crimes against children, and cyber crimes.

15-Minute Watercolor Masterpieces: Create Frame-Worthy Art in Just a Few Simple Steps [EPUB]

15-Minute Watercolor Masterpieces: Create Frame-Worthy Art in Just a Few Simple Steps [EPUB]
15-Minute Watercolor Masterpieces: Create Frame-Worthy Art in Just a Few Simple Steps by Anna Koliadych
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781624148804 | 95.91MB

Create Breathtaking Watercolor Paintings in No Time

With this collection of easy, step-by-step instructions, unlocking your creativity with watercolor has never been easier. Follow along as Anna Koliadych, founder of DearAnnArt, guides you through painting your own watercolor masterpieces in just 15 minutes.

These 50 projects have something for everyone, from underwater landscapes to galaxies, from fashion sketches to tasty sweets. Learn to paint a meadow of poppies, a cosmic tea cup, a set of high heels or a tabby cat all in one quick evening. Whether you’re new to watercolor or have been practicing for years, these colorful designs are perfect for a relaxing afternoon alone or as an activity for the whole family.

In each lesson, Anna highlights efficient techniques, like sketching your design with simple shapes, or adding small, beautiful details, so you can create the most charming artwork in the shortest amount of time―even if you’ve never painted before!

Strong, Sweet and Dry: A Guide to Vermouth, Port, Sherry, Madeira and Marsala [EPUB]

Strong, Sweet and Dry: A Guide to Vermouth, Port, Sherry, Madeira and Marsala [EPUB]
Strong, Sweet and Dry: A Guide to Vermouth, Port, Sherry, Madeira and Marsala by Becky Sue Epstein
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781789141528 | 25.42MB

Today, many fortified wines are flourishing again, revived by discerning drinkers and modern mixologists all over the world. Once popularly savored before or after dinner, fortified wines—vermouth, sherry, port, madeira, and the like—had fallen out of favor until recent times. But now, in pubs and wine bars, high-end restaurants and homes, these wines are finding their way into innovative cocktails, and they are being appreciated anew for their fine qualities and strong, complex tastes.

Strong, Sweet and Dry is the ultimate guide to these freshly rediscovered palate pleasers. In lively style, Becky Sue Epstein explores the latest fortified wine innovations and trends, along with their colorful history, including the merchants, warriors, and kings who helped bring these beverages into being. Featuring a plethora of enticing images, along with anecdotes, facts, and recipes, this is a superb tour through the long history of fortified wines and their global resurgence today.

Anatolia: Adventures in Turkish Eating [EPUB]

Anatolia: Adventures in Turkish Eating [EPUB]
Anatolia: Adventures in Turkish Eating by Somer Sivrioglu, David Dale
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781911632726 | 104.38MB

A beautiful, fresh and entertaining exploration of Turkey’s regional cooking culture

Istanbul-born chef Somer Sivrioglu reimagines the traditions of Turkish cooking with recipes ranging from the great banquets of the Ottoman Empire to the spicy snacks of Istanbul’s street stalls. With every recipe, Anatolia tells a tale about the rituals, myths, jokes and folk wisdom of both ancient and modern Turkey. Over 140 dishes are matched with stunning photographs shot on location and insightful features on local chefs. This book illuminates how different ethnicities, religions and cultures come together at the table in a quintessentially Turkish approach to eating and enjoyment.

Arranged in the form of a typical Turkish eating day, Anatolia includes:

  • Breakfast (simple breads and food on the go)
  • Lunch (light meals and kebabs)
  • Afternoon Tea (Pastries, Treats and Turkish Coffee)
  • Mezze (Sharing Plates and Tasters)
  • Dinner (Traditional and Modern Evening Dishes).

With refreshing charm and authenticity, Anatolia takes readers to the heart of a cuisine that is still evolving after 5,000 years. As Somer says, "I think I’m simply doing what the peoples of Anatolia have been doing for millennia – getting the best out of local produce with techniques tested and proved by my ancestors."

Green Fig and Lionfish: Sustainable Caribbean Cooking [EPUB]

Green Fig and Lionfish: Sustainable Caribbean Cooking [EPUB]
Green Fig and Lionfish: Sustainable Caribbean Cooking by Allen Susser
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781642501643 | 101.05MB

A practical guide for cooking seafood: Bringing together the allure of the Caribbean Sea and Caribbean island life, this cookbook offers recipes for cooking with seasonal and unusual ingredients. While most of the recipes call for lionfish, the dishes are simple and flexible so any kind of seafood can easily be swapped in.

Eat fresh, local cuisine: Cooking seasonally and locally takes advantage of the best-tasting ingredients at peak ripeness. Chef Allen Susser, dubbed the “Ponce de León of New Florida Cooking” by the New York Times, expertly and effectively teaches us how to blend the spices of the Caribbean into our cooking while using easy-to-understand techniques.

Enjoy a meal that benefits the environment: The overbearing lionfish population has been threatening the balance of marine life and damaging coral reefs. By incorporating these delicious and nutritious fish into recipes, we can help ease the pressure on surrounding native fish and their fragile ecosystems.

Explore new and exciting recipes in this cookbook full of Caribbean flavor. Discover in Green Fig and Lionfish: Sustainable Caribbean Cooking:

  • 70 environmentally-conscious recipes created by a James Beard Award-winning chef with years of culinary leadership and knowledge to share
  • A guide to simple and creative eating for those looking for new, healthy recipes
  • Dishes such as lionfish coconut ceviche, pan roasted lionfish with passionfruit, banana leaf grilled lionfish, and spicy lionfish tacos with mango chow chow
  • Lionfish recipes created by prominent James Beard Award-winning chefs such as Jose Andres, Eric Ripert, and Andrew Zimmern

If you’ve enjoyed recipes found in cookbooks such as The First Mess Cookbook, Good Fish, and Ziggy Marley and Family Cookbook, then you’ll love the flavorful creations found in Chef Allen Susser’s Green Fig and Lionfish: Sustainable Caribbean Cooking.

How to Get Paid Far More than You Are Worth [EPUB]

How to Get Paid Far More than You Are Worth [EPUB]
How to Get Paid Far More than You Are Worth by Dr Gary S Goodman
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781722501952 | 1.01MB

TAKE THE SHORTCUT TO HIGH INCOME

Businesses are holding on to money in record numbers. Here’s how to get employers and business owners to share some of it with you.

While in the process of clamping down on expenses and raises, many companies are stockpiling cash, just waiting for the best place to invest their surplus cash to show up. That’s where you step in.

Dr. Gary Goodman was mentored by one of the greatest business minds in half a century: Peter Drucker. Mr. Drucker was one of the best-known and most widely influential thinkers and teachers on the subject of business theory and practice. What Dr. Goodman has learned, applied, and taught others since then is a shortcut to high income for anyone willing to learn and apply a few simple techniques.

How to Get Paid Far More Than You Are Worth is filled with shortcuts you can take and smart moves you can make that can earn you multiples of your current income. Dr. Goodman doesn’t apologize for these simple yet highly effective ideas. After all, why make earning a high income hard if it can be easy?

Ringside Stories: From the Kennedy White House to Real Estate Everest [EPUB]

Ringside Stories: From the Kennedy White House to Real Estate Everest [EPUB]
Ringside Stories: From the Kennedy White House to Real Estate Everest by Richard A Corbett
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781118898727 | 3.01MB

Follow the life of a celebrated guru, from hardscrabble boy to self-made man

In Ringside Stories, real estate guru Dick Corbett reveals the secrets to his success in business and in life, tracking the rough-and-ready life of a man who won't accept failure as an outcome. Setbacks large and small are taken as lessons for the future, and one small success leads to another, larger one until the dream achieved is grander than any restless youth could have imagined. In Corbett's long and remarkably successful career, his commitment to economic development and growth management have been stunningly reflected in the more than one billion dollars of complex real estate ventures he's financed, developed, and constructed—including International Plaza, a three million square foot mixed-use retail, office, and hotel development at Tampa's International Airport. Corbett's work has generated thousands of permanent jobs, hundreds of new commercial sales entities, office space, adjunct hotels, and restaurants—all producing hundreds of millions of dollars annually for the regional economy.

Richard A. Corbett's story begins with an alcoholic mother, an absentee father, and a search for self that resulted in boxing titles, street smarts, wilderness survival skills, degrees from Notre Dame and Harvard, a spot on the Kennedy presidential campaign, and later a place at Robert Kennedy's side when he died. This book documents the events that built this remarkable life, with lessons learned and wisdom gained.

  • Mine the insight of a recognized real estate investing guru
  • Learn how delicate relationships contributed to Corbett's success
  • See the Kennedy family from the inner circle's perspective
  • Discover how sheer ambition built Tampa's International Plaza

Life is precious—everyone gets exactly one. Few can say they've truly lived, but Corbett's experiences mark him as a man who has been there, done that. Ringside Stories is the story of how wisdom found a truly self-made man.

The Aspiring Solopreneur: Your Business Start-Up Bible [EPUB]

The Aspiring Solopreneur: Your Business Start-Up Bible [EPUB]
The Aspiring Solopreneur: Your Business Start-Up Bible by Kris Kluver
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781544512587 | 2.31MB

It has never been easier to start your own business. But avoiding the many pitfalls can be a challenge. As a solopreneur, you need to think not only as an employee but also as an investor, manager, salesperson, bookkeeper, and more. But it is worth it. If you’re aspiring to be in control of your life and willing to do the research to successfully transition to your ideal life, Kris Kluver can show you the way.

In The Aspiring Solopreneur, Kris provides the tools you need to define success and to research and launch a spectacular solopreneur life. This step-by-step guide will help you identify success on your terms, research your idea, safely launch, and successfully transition into your new life.

Whether you’re thinking about opening an online business, a law practice, an architectural company, or embarking on any other solo entrepreneurial endeavor, there’s no better time than now to make it happen.

One-Pan Meals: Sheet Pan and Skillet Dinners for the Whole Family [EPUB]

One-Pan Meals: Sheet Pan and Skillet Dinners for the Whole Family [EPUB]
One-Pan Meals: Sheet Pan and Skillet Dinners for the Whole Family by Tareq Taylor
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781510750401 | 83.85MB

Prepare 66 delicious and healthy meals for the busy household with just one pan in the oven.

One-Pan Meals is really cooking at its simplest. Prepare entire family meals in a single pot, sheet pan, skillet, or casserole in the oven that will save you time on prep work, cooking, and cleaning—perfect for a hectic Monday or a busy weekend.

Featuring Swedish celebrity chef Tareq Taylor’s simple and tasty approach to cooking, One-Pan Meals uses a lot more greens and other simple ingredients for healthy meals, spices from across the globe for bold flavors, and just one pan to make them all.

Make pizzas with different fillings, delicious cookies baked in a pan, pull-apart breads and stuffed sandwiches, and homemade muesli while the oven is still hot. One-Pan Meals provides 66 wholesome, lip-smacking recipes for vegetarian dishes, seafood, meat and poultry, pizzas and breads, and sweets:

  • Mushroom and zucchini frittata
  • Corn on the cob with sriracha mayo and cheese
  • Foil packet cod filet
  • Chicken chili
  • Meatloaf with bacon and root vegetables
  • Pizza margarita with mozzarella and basil
  • Hot sandwiches three ways
  • Cinnamon buns
  • And More!

Strength Band Training, 3rd Edition [EPUB]

Strength Band Training, 3rd Edition [EPUB]
Strength Band Training, 3rd Edition by Phillip Page, Todd S Ellenbecker
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781492556657 | 231.71MB

The top resource for strength band training is now expanded, updated, and better than ever!

Strength Band Training shows you how to maximize strength, speed, and flexibility in the gym, at home, or on the road. With more than 160 exercises and predesigned workouts for fitness and sport-specific training, you will discover why strength bands are the ultimate tool for targeting, isolating, rehabilitating, and developing every major muscle group.

The third edition includes a strength assessment index to measure progress, new chapters addressing training for older adults and rehabilitation, training tips connecting research to specific exercises, and injury prevention guidelines throughout. The book is organized to group exercises by upper and lower body strengthening, joint and muscle isolation, core stability, flexibility, and total body fitness. The full-color photos throughout the book showcase both flat bands and tubing.

The elastic resistance exercises allow you to add resistance in multiple directions—something free weights and machines cannot do—for resistance routines that can simulate sport-specific demands, strengthen your core, or help you prevent or recover from common injuries. The book has a total of 27 different programs designed for optimal fitness, team sport training, individual sport training, or rehabilitation.

Portable and easy to adjust, strength bands provide resistance for any level of strength, fitness, or ability. If you’re an athlete, fitness enthusiast, older adult, or someone recovering from injury, you will find the exercises and programs you need to improve strength, shape your physique, and regain movement.

CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. Strength Band Training, Third Edition Online CE Exam, may be purchased separately or as part of the Strength Band Training, Third Edition With CE Exam, package that includes both the book and the exam.

The Art of Flaneuring: How to Wander with Intention and Discover a Better Life [EPUB]

The Art of Flaneuring: How to Wander with Intention and Discover a Better Life [EPUB]
The Art of Flaneuring: How to Wander with Intention and Discover a Better Life by Erika Owen
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781982133511 | 3.38MB

A fun and practical guide to cultivating a more mindful and fulfilling everyday life by tapping into your inner flaneur—perfect for fans of Marie Kondo and The Little Book of Hygge.

Have you ever been walking home from work and unexpectedly took a different path just to learn more about your neighborhood? Or have you been on a vacation and walked around a new city just to take it all in? Then chances are, you’re a flaneur and you didn’t even know it! Originally used to describe well-to-do French men who would stroll city streets in the nineteenth century, flaneur has evolved to generally mean someone who wanders with intention. Even if you’ve already embraced being a flaneur, did you know that flaneuring has benefits beyond satisfying your craving for wanderlust?

In The Art of Flaneuring, discover the many ways flaneuring can spark creativity, support a more mindful mentality, and improve your overall well-being, including:

  • How flaneuring your mundane daily routine can boost your mental health
  • Why flaneuring isn’t just for jet-setters—you can flaneur anywhere!
  • How to manage your stress at the office by doing fun flaneur-inspired activities
  • How to use flaneuring to connect on a deeper level with your friends and partner
  • And so much more!

With this practical and engaging guide, you can learn how to channel your inner flaneur and cultivate a more creative, fulfilling, and mindful everyday life.

The School of Life: An Emotional Education [Audiobook]

The School of Life: An Emotional Education [Audiobook]
The School of Life: An Emotional Education [Audiobook] by The School of Life, read by Charlie Anson
2019 | M4B@128 kbps + EPUB | 9h 26m | 515.05MB

Emotional intelligence affects every aspect of the way we live, from romantic to professional relationships, from our inner resilience to our social success. It is the ultimate soft skill of the 21st century.

It is also the core focus area of the hugely successful School of Life organisation, founded and run by reigning master of popular philosophy, Alain de Botton. For 10 years this organisation has offered practical guidance and wisdom, from a team of world class specialists, to ordinary people who want to live better. Now this extraordinary body of work is drawn together, shaped and introduced by de Botton himself, in an encyclopaedia of how we interact with each other and with ourselves, and how we can do so better.

The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 [EPUB]

The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 [EPUB]
The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780008303297 | 98.98MB

From the bestselling author of the Liberation Trilogy comes the extraordinary first volume of his new trilogy about the American Revolution

Rick Atkinson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning An Army at Dawn and two other superb books about World War II, has long been admired for his deeply researched, stunningly vivid narrative histories. Now he turns his attention to a new war, and in the initial volume of the Revolution Trilogy he recounts the first twenty-one months of America’s violent war for independence.

From the battles at Lexington and Concord in spring 1775 to those at Trenton and Princeton in winter 1777, American militiamen and then the ragged Continental Army take on the world’s most formidable fighting force. It is a gripping saga alive with astonishing characters: Henry Knox, the former bookseller with an uncanny understanding of artillery; Nathanael Greene, the blue-eyed bumpkin who becomes a brilliant battle captain; Benjamin Franklin, the self-made man who proves to be the wiliest of diplomats; George Washington, the commander in chief who learns the difficult art of leadership when the war seems all but lost. The story is also told from the British perspective, making the mortal conflict between the redcoats and the rebels all the more compelling.

Full of riveting details and untold stories, The British Are Coming is a tale of heroes and knaves, of sacrifice and blunder, of redemption and profound suffering. Rick Atkinson has given stirring new life to the first act of our country’s creation drama.

Conceptual Blockbusting: A Guide to Better Ideas, 5th Edition [EPUB]

Conceptual Blockbusting: A Guide to Better Ideas, 5th Edition [EPUB]
Conceptual Blockbusting: A Guide to Better Ideas, 5th Edition by James L Adams
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781541674042 | 10.07MB

A thoroughly revised edition of the classic on creativity, essential for individuals and teams who want to think outside the box.

Some people are naturally creative and others aren't, right? Wrong. In this classic book on creativity, James Adams takes a unique approach to generating ideas and solving problems that has captivated, inspired, and guided thousands of people from all walks of life to new heights of creativity-whether you are a writer with writers block, or a businesswoman struggling to come up with a new organizational structure.

More than three decades after its original publication, Conceptual Blockbusting has never been more relevant, powerful, or fresh. Integrating insights from the worlds of psychology, engineering, management, art, and philosophy, Adams identifies the key blocks (perceptual, emotional, cultural, environmental, intellectual, and expressive) that prevent us from realizing the full potential of our fertile minds. Employing unconventional exercises and other interactive elements, Adams shows individuals, teams, and organizations how to overcome these blocks, embrace alternative ways of thinking about complex problems, and celebrate the joy of creativity. Completely revised and updated with the latest cognitive science and addressing new subjects such as changes in technology, creativity in large groups, and sustaining creativity over time, Conceptual Blockbusting will introduce a new generation of readers to a world of new possibilities.

Modern Dreamwork: New Tools for Decoding Your Soul's Wisdom [EPUB]

Modern Dreamwork: New Tools for Decoding Your Soul's Wisdom [EPUB]
Modern Dreamwork: New Tools for Decoding Your Soul's Wisdom by Linda Yael Schiller
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780738761824 | 1.36MB

Purpose, healing, and creative insights through dream interpretation

Modern Dreamwork is a hands-on guide to interpreting your dreams so you can work through difficult issues with the wisest parts of your soul. The Integrated Embodied Approach incorporates physical sensations, images, associations, and emotions for rich, holistic interpretations. The PARDES Method focuses on multiple layers of meaning so you can untangle complex or confusing dreams. The Guided Active Imagination Approach works with Jungian psychology, creating safety and support for working with frightening dreams and nightmares.

The methods and techniques in this book can be used by anyone, regardless of spiritual background. Whether you're facing a difficult life choice, working through emotionally challenging experiences, or are just plain curious about what your dreams are trying to tell you, Modern Dreamwork will help you understand the deep wisdom of your subconscious mind.

JR: The Chronicles of New York City [EPUB]

JR: The Chronicles of New York City [EPUB]
JR: The Chronicles of New York City by JR
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781452184920 | 33.42MB

TED Prize winner, Oscar nominee, and one of Time's 100 most influential people of 2018, JR is a contemporary art superstar.

In 2018, over one thousand New Yorkers posed for the camera and told their stories at JR's mobile photo studio and JR compiled their portraits into an astounding photographic mural—a portrait of the city—for the Brooklyn Museum.

This book features both the final mural and every individual photo, as well as a selection of compelling stories and a behind-the-scenes look at how this incredible work was made.

  • This art piece captures the essence of an iconic city in words and images
  • Includes a removable poster that showcases the entire mural
  • Features a foreword by Darren Walker and an artist's statement
  • Beautiful on the coffee table or in a photo book collection

Fans of Humans of New York, Jason Polan's Every Person in New York, and Banksy's Wall and Piece will love this book.

This book is perfect for:

  • Fans of the artist JR
  • Anyone who loves New York City
  • Photographers, both established and aspiring
  • Lovers of contemporary art, black and white photography, and site-specific art projects

Visual Collaboration: A Powerful Toolkit for Improving Meetings, Projects, and Processes [EPUB]

Visual Collaboration: A Powerful Toolkit for Improving Meetings, Projects, and Processes [EPUB]
Visual Collaboration: A Powerful Toolkit for Improving Meetings, Projects, and Processes by Ole Qvist-Sorensen, Loa Baastrup
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781119611042 | 42.5MB

Have you ever felt stuck with methods, tools and skills that do not match the increasing complexity you are part of? Would you like to work in new ways that strengthen thinking, communication and collaboration?

Visual Collaboration introduces a new and innovative way of working and collaborating that will help you successfully manage complexity for yourself, your team, and your entire organization.

The method of this book unlocks any team's ability to collaborate in complex projects and processes. By using a systematic and proven approach to drawing and visualizing.

Visual Collaboration is a unique visual business book that will enable you to develop visual languages to fit any scenario, create engaging and powerful questions to assist your visual process design and turn a white canvas into a visual template that can improve any meeting, project, or process.

The core of the book - a practical and easy-to-follow method - THE FIVE BUILDING BLOCKS will most likely become your preferred way of working. The method is supported by plentiful examples, 4-color drawing, chapter summaries, and clearly defined learning objectives. Enjoyable and powerful, this book will help you:

  • Use visualization as a tool to explore opportunities and challenges
  • Translate complex concepts into easy-to-understand actions
  • Engage employees and team members with effective strategic processes
  • Incorporate drawing into your strategic organizational toolbox to strengthen communication and collaboration
  • Develop and apply powerful visual literacy skills

The authors, internationally-recognized experts in strategy communication and visual facilitation, have helped incorporate visual collaboration into more than 500 organizations such as LEGO, IKEA, the Red Cross, the United Nations, and many others. This book is the must-have resource for you to follow their example.

Moorish: Vibrant recipes from the Mediterranean [EPUB]

Moorish: Vibrant recipes from the Mediterranean [EPUB]
Moorish: Vibrant recipes from the Mediterranean by Ben Tish
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781472958075 | 179.3MB

Fresh, fragrant, fruity, spicy, smoky, sweet, sour, and sharp. Discover how to cook these vibrant southern Mediterranean flavours at home with 100 wonderful recipes from Ben Tish.

The bold spices and sun-soaked exotic tastes of North Africa and the Arabic world collided with the characterful food of the Mediterranean when the Moors invaded. It was this glorious fusion of flavours that first seduced British chef, writer and restaurateur, Ben Tish, and sent his cooking on a new course.

Moorish is a collection of authentic recipes inspired by Ben's passion for the region, along with a few of his own twists and interpretations. He has divided the book into chapters based around the way he likes to cook at home – from quick and refreshing light bites and his notorious barbecue food to lazy brunches and slow-cooked dishes that fill the house with evocative scents of the Mediterranean.

The Modern Art and Science of Mobility [EPUB]

The Modern Art and Science of Mobility [EPUB]
The Modern Art and Science of Mobility by Aurelien Broussal-Derval, Stephane Ganneau
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781492571216 | 493.43MB

Live pain free and maximize your training potential!

The Modern Art and Science of Mobility is a striking visual guide to releasing muscle tension and activating muscles for functional motion. It goes beyond traditional training methods that focus on performance and aesthetics and asks these simple questions:

  • Are you truly reaping the full benefits of training if it does not include mobility exercises?
  • Why are the vast majority of people, even the most athletic individuals, unable to perform basic motor tasks without pain or difficulty?
  • Why are physically active people still dealing with lack of mobility and chronic injury?

Whether you are a casual exerciser or an elite athlete, you will learn how to preserve and maintain your body with over 300 exercises designed to improve mobility, facilitate recovery, reduce pain, and activate muscles. Utilize the self-tests to assess your current level of mobility, and then choose from over 50 prescriptive training routines that can be used as is or customized to target specific functional chains. You’ll find exercise recommendations based on body region, activity, and primary goal, and you’ll learn to incorporate a variety of techniques and popular equipment, including resistance bands, foam rollers, massage balls, and stability balls.

The Modern Art and Science of Mobility provides a stunning visual presentation with over 1,200 photos and 100 original illustrations by Stéphane Ganneau. His illustrations highlight the muscles with precision, and his avant-garde style and the harmony of colors give this book a unique graphic signature.

Mobility is the foundation for training your best and feeling your best. The Modern Art and Science of Mobility will help you do just that by helping you to alleviate pain, improve posture, and release muscle tension for a more comfortable and enjoyable quality of life.

The Neurodiverse Workplace: An Employer's Guide to Managing and Working with Neurodivergent Employees, Clients and Customers [EPUB]

The Neurodiverse Workplace: An Employer's Guide to Managing and Working with Neurodivergent Employees, Clients and Customers [EPUB]
The Neurodiverse Workplace: An Employer's Guide to Managing and Working with Neurodivergent Employees, Clients and Customers by Victoria Honeybourne
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781787750333 | 1.07MB

Estimates suggest that up to 20% of employees, customers and clients might have a neurodivergent condition - such as dyslexia, autism, Asperger's, ADHD or dyspraxia - yet these individuals often struggle to gain and maintain employment, despite being very capable. This practical, authoritative business guide will help managers and employers support neurodiverse staff, and gives advice on how to ensure workplaces are neuro-friendly. The book demonstrates that neurodiversity is a natural aspect of human variation to be expected and accepted, rather than a deficit to be accommodated.

Employer responsibilities are highlighted, including the 2010 Equality Act, and a range of strategies and policies are provided, including recruitment advice and the benefits of neurodiverse employees, along with advice on physical environments, interaction and communication, and working with clients and customers. This book is an ideal resource for all employers wanting to support and empower people with specific needs to help create a more inclusive workplace, benefiting both neurodiverse individuals and the companies employing them.