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Grand Central Publishing

Out There

Michael Wall
Authors:
Michael Wall

We've all asked ourselves the question. It's impossible to look up at the stars and NOT think about it: Are we alone in the universe? Books, movies and television shows proliferate that attempt to answer this question and explore it. In OUT THERE Space.com senior writer Dr. Michael Wall treats that question as merely the beginning, touching off a wild ride of exploration into the final frontier. He considers, for instance, the myriad of questions that would arise once we do discover life beyond Earth (an eventuality which, top NASA officials told Wall, is only drawing closer). What would the first aliens we meet look like? Would they be little green men or mere microbes? Would they be found on a planet in our own solar system or orbiting a star far, far away? Would they intend to harm us, and if so, how might they do it? And might they already have visited?OUT THERE is arranged in a simple question-and-answer format. The answers are delivered in Dr. Wall's informal but informative style, which mixes in a healthy dose of humor and pop culture to make big ideas easier to swallow. Dr. Wall covers questions far beyond alien life, venturing into astronomy, physics, and the practical realities of what long-term life might be like for we mere humans in outer space, such as the idea of lunar colonies, and even economic implications. Readers won't just be hearing from Dr. Wall. As a longtime science journalist--whose work at Space.com is syndicated in outlets from Scientific American to Fox News--he has assembled an impressive array of contacts to provide expert commentary. From a former NASA chief scientist to leading science educators like Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye to would-be space traveler Elon Musk, Dr. Wall shares the insights of some of the leading lights in space exploration today, and shows how the next space age might be brighter than ever.

Sphere

The World's Fittest Book

Ross Edgley
Authors:
Ross Edgley
Da Capo Lifelong Books

Organize Your Team Today

Jason Selk, Tom Bartow, Matthew Rudy
Authors:
Jason Selk, Tom Bartow, Matthew Rudy
Robinson

Overcoming Relationship Problems 2nd Edition

Michael Crowe, Kevan Wylie
Authors:
Michael Crowe, Kevan Wylie

Everyday problems such as financial pressures, sexual and emotional problems, fidelity issues or the complications of second marriages can cause unbearable pressure on relationships and family life.In this highly effective self-help guide, internationally-respected couples therapist, Dr Michael Crowe, and Professor of Sexual Medicine, Kevan Wylie, use proven cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) methods along with systemic approaches derived from family therapy to help you to overcome your relationship problems. Specifically, you will learn about: Sustaining a long-term relationshipImproving communication with your partner and familyDealing with sexual problemsDeveloping negotiating skillsCoping with jealousy and other negative emotionsOvercoming self-help guides use clinically proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. READING WELLThis book is recommended by the national Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme for England delivered by The Reading Agency and the Society of Chief Librarians with funding from Arts Council England and Wellcome.Series Editor: Professor Peter Cooper

Hachette Audio

Becoming Myself

Irvin D. Yalom
Authors:
Irvin D. Yalom

'When Yalom publishes something - anything - I buy it, and he never disappoints. He's an amazing storyteller, a gorgeous writer, a great, generous, compassionate thinker, and - quite rightly - one of the world's most influential mental healthcare practitioners' Nicola Barker, Guardian Best Books of 2017'Wonderful, compelling and as insightful about its subject and about the times he lived in as you could hope for. A fabulous read' Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for StoneIrvin D. Yalom has made a career of investigating the lives of others. In Becoming Myself, his long-awaited memoir, he turns his therapeutic eye on himself, delving into the relationships that shaped him and the groundbreaking work that made him famous.The first-generation child of immigrant Russian Jews, Yalom grew up in a lower-class neighbourhood in Washington DC. Determined to escape its confines, he set his sights on becoming a doctor. An incredible ascent followed: we witness his start at Stanford Medical School amid the cultural upheavals of the 1960s, his turn to writing fiction as a means of furthering his exploration of the human psyche and his rise to international prominence.Yalom recounts his revolutionary work in group psychotherapy and how he became the foremost practitioner of existential psychotherapy, a method that draws on the wisdom of great thinkers over the ages. He reveals the inspiration for his many seminal books, including Love's Executioner and When Nietzche Wept, which meld psychology and philosophy to arrive at arresting new insights into the human condition. Interweaving the stories of his most memorable patients with personal tales of love and regret, Becoming Myself brings readers close to Yalom's therapeutic technique, his writing process and his family life.

PublicAffairs

The Mathematical Corporation

Josh Sullivan
Authors:
Josh Sullivan

The most powerful weapon in business today is the alliance between the mathematical smarts of machines and the imaginative human intellect of great leaders. Together they make the mathematical corporation, the business model of the future.We are at a once-in-a-decade breaking point similar to the quality revolution of the 1980s and the dawn of the internet age in the 1990s: leaders must transform how they run their organizations, or competitors will bring them crashing to earth--often overnight.Mathematical corporations--the organizations that will master the future--will outcompete high-flying rivals by merging the best of human ingenuity with machine intelligence. While smart machines are weapon number one for organizations, leaders are still the drivers of breakthroughs. Only they can ask crucial questions to capitalize on business opportunities newly discovered in oceans of data.This dynamic combination will make possible the fulfillment of missions that once seemed out of reach, even impossible to attain. Josh Sullivan and Angela Zutavern's extraordinary examples include the entrepreneur who upended preventive health care, the oceanographer who transformed fisheries management, and the pharmaceutical company that used algorithm-driven optimization to boost vaccine yields.Together they offer a profoundly optimistic vision for a dazzling new phase in business, and a playbook for how smart companies can manage the essential combination of human and machine.

Piatkus

Red Teaming

Bryce G. Hoffman
Authors:
Bryce G. Hoffman

THE GAME-CHANGING APPROACH TO STRATEGY AND PLANNING THAT WILL KEEP YOUR BUSINESS AHEAD OF THE COMPETITION'American Icon was one of the most significant business books ever written and Red Teaming is further proof that Bryce Hoffman is one of the great business writers and thinkers of our time. This is a book that every business and team needs to read NOW! - Jon Gordon, bestselling author of The Energy Bus and You Win in the Locker Room First 'Another home run for Bryce Hoffman. Red teaming methods can correct overconfidence and impulsive decision making - just what we need today' - Gary Klein, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, MacroCognition LLC, and author of Sources of Power 'Red Teaming provides the specific tools and a reliable process to continuously improve your management system and business plan to adapt and thrive in our rapidly changing world' - Alan Mulally, Retired President and CEO of The Ford Motor Company and Boeing Commercial Airplanes Developed by the military and intelligence agencies, red teaming is a revolutionary way to stress-test strategies, flush out unseen threats and missed opportunities and execute more successfully in an increasingly uncertain world. Red teaming can help any company plan better, anticipate emerging threats and avoid potentially disastrous mistakes - from mistimed product launches to ill-conceived acquisitions. Drawing on the latest research in cognitive psychology, red teaming is specifically designed to overcome the mental blind spots and biases companies and individuals fall victim to when making big decisions or trying to solve complex problems. Red teaming makes critical and contrarian thinking part of the planning process, forcing companies to take a hard look their assumptions, examine the ways in which plans could fail, and carefully consider alternative explanations and perspectives. It enables organizations to make smarter choices and turn disruptive events into opportunities.Many of these same approaches have been organically incorporated into the decision-making processes of today's most sucecssful companies, from Amazon and Google to Ford and Toyota. As the first civilian to graduate from the US Army's elite red team leaders course, Bryce Hoffman is uniquely placed to reveal a clear set of tools and techniques that will enable every company, department, team and organization to adopt this game-changing method into their business too. By embracing red teaming, managers, leaders and aspiring leaders in companies of every size and in every industry will be able to plan better, compete more effectively, innovate more proactively, and make their businesses one of the disruptors in the marketplace, rather than one of the disrupted. Don't get left behind.

Constable

Knowing the Score

David Papineau
Authors:
David Papineau

'A tour de force that provides fresh insight not only into the nature of sport, but cooperation, the mind, altruism, teamwork, leadership, tribalism and ritualism. It's a book that every sports fan should read, and every sports writer should absorb' Matthew Syed'David Papineau's book is an important contribution to our thinking about sports, society, psychology, and moral philosophy. But it is also much more than that. Gripping from start to finish, it is a terrific read full of humour and good sense. You don't even have to like sports to enjoy it' Ian BurumaWhy do sports competitors choke? How can Roger Federer select which shot to play in 400 milliseconds? Should foreign-born footballers be eligible to play for England? Why do opposing professional cyclists help each other? Why do American and European golfers hate each other? Why does test cricket run in families? Why is punching tolerated in rugby but not in soccer?These may not look like philosophical questions, but David Papineau shows that under the surface they all raise long-standing philosophical issues. To get to the bottom of these and other sporting puzzles, we need help from metaphysics or ethics, or from the philosophy of mind or political philosophy, as well as numerous other philosophical disciplines. Knowing the Score will be an entertaining, fact-filled and erudite book that ranges far and wide through the sporting world. As a prominent philosopher who is also an enthusiastic amateur sportsman and omnivorous sports fan, David Papineau is uniquely well-placed to show how philosophy can illuminate sporting issues. By bringing his philosophical expertise to bear, he will add a new dimension to the way we think about sport.

Da Capo Lifelong Books

Organize Tomorrow Today

Jason Selk, Matthew Rudy, Tom Bartow
Authors:
Jason Selk, Matthew Rudy, Tom Bartow
Piatkus

The Golden Rules

Bob Bowman
Authors:
Bob Bowman

Since 2004 no Olympic athlete has received more international exposure than Michael Phelps. And by his side throughout this period has been his coach, Bob Bowman. The two men met when Phelps was just 11 years old. Bowman sensed that the kid had talent - lots of it - but he also knew that raw ability would take Phelps only so far. He would need a plan; a roadmap for success. Now, for the first time, Bowman reveals the philosophy that governs his approach to coaching both Phelps and other Olympic-calibre athletes, and provides a revealing look at what it takes to achieve greatness. His 10-step method consists of golden rules that anyone can apply to reach their goals in the personal or professional sphere.Writing in a candid and heartfelt style that is illuminated by spirited anecdotes from over the years coaching a very diverse group of athletes, Bowman will teach you how to get gold out of everyday by setting goals and getting motivated to achieve them. By following The Golden Rules, you will learn to visualise your goals, and that above all else, dedication to your training, your job or any area you are seeking to triumph in is paramount for success.

Da Capo Lifelong Books

Life as Sport

Jonathan Fader
Authors:
Jonathan Fader

Why do sports captivate people? They allow us to watch human beings achieve peak performance, but, beyond physical strength and skill, what's really impressive is an athlete's mental prowess,their will to succeed, engagement with their environment, and self-confidence.In Life as Sport , sport psychologist Dr. Jonathan Fader shares the skills that he teaches professional athletes,to enhance motivation, set productive goals, sharpen routines, manage stress, and clarify thought processes,and applies them to real-world situations. Dr. Fader's book is the product of thousands of hours of conversations with athletes from various teams and sports: power forwards, tennis phenoms, power-hitting outfielders, and battle-scarred linebackers, as well as hedge-fund managers, entrepreneurs, A-list actors, and dozens of other elite achievers in sports, business, and performing arts. It offers a compendium of stories, theories, and techniques that have been helpful to players, coaches, and executives in professional sports. What emerges is more than just a set of techniques, but a life philosophy that anyone can live by: an internal code to help translate our talent and drive toward the highest plateaus of performance.Dr. Fader designs his strategies to be studied, learned, practiced, and improved. He offers his readers the same exercises that he uses in every session with a professional athlete. These exercises help you to get truly engaged, whether you are designing a new business plan, working to inspire a team or individual, or even falling in love. This is what it means to truly live life as sport,to approach it with the same immediacy, wonder, and engagement that athletes feel at their peak during a game. Life as Sport helps you to pursue your own goals with an enriched intensity,not only because it creates new potential, but also because it helps you unlock what was always there to begin with.

Da Capo Lifelong Books

Organize Tomorrow Today

Jason Selk, Matthew Rudy, Tom Bartow
Authors:
Jason Selk, Matthew Rudy, Tom Bartow

Sports Psychology Meets Wall StreetDr. Jason Selk helps well-known professional and Olympic athletes as well as Fortune 500 executives and organizations develop the mental toughness necessary to thrive in the face of adversity and achieve elite-level results. Tom Bartow, following a career as a winning college basketball coach, became one of the country's top financial advisors and is now one of the premier business coaches nation-wide. Together, Selk and Bartow reveal the secrets of how both elite athletes and business leaders climb to the top.In Organize Tomorrow Today , two of the top minds in human performance come together to deliver the pathway to extreme success. Doing more is not the answer, and Selk and Bartow walk you through how to achieve more by doing less. There is a huge difference between knowing something and understanding. There is an even wider gap between understanding and doing. Highly successful people never get it all finished in any given day however, they always get the most important things completed. Selk and Bartow offer the 8 fundamentals of doing what it is most important. OTT will show you the performance gains that athletes, executives, and salespeople spend tens of thousands of dollars to achieve.

Hachette Books

Against the Grain

Michael Arkush, Bill Courtney
Authors:
Michael Arkush, Bill Courtney
Center Street

Taste of the Town

Todd Blackledge, J.R. Rosenthal
Authors:
Todd Blackledge, J.R. Rosenthal
Robinson

Overcoming Relationship Problems

Michael Crowe
Authors:
Michael Crowe

Internationally respected marital therapist Dr Michael Crowe has used his tried-and-tested clinical techniques to develop this new self-help guide dealing with common difficulties in close relationships. From financial pressures to sexual problems, issues surrounding fidelity to the raising of children and blended families, his programme, based on proven CBT methods, will help you understand why conflict arises and show you how to negotiate a happier, more positive outcome. How to:-- Sustain a long-term relationship - Develop more effective communication skills - Deal with sexual problems - Cope with jealousy - Develop negotiation skills

Sphere

Rafa: My Story

Rafael Nadal, John Carlin
Authors:
Rafael Nadal, John Carlin

The Sunday Times bestselling autobiography from the greatest tennis player of his generation'A winner' Independent 'A terrific sporting memoir, full of memorable anecdotes' New Statesman 'As exciting as Rafa himself' Woman's OwnNo tennis player since Andre Agassi has captivated the world like Rafael Nadal. He's a rarity in today's sporting arena - a true sportsman who chooses to let his raw talent, dedication and humility define him. With a remarkable 16 grand slam victories under his belt, and with friend and rival Roger Federer's record haul of 20 in his sights, Nadal is an extraordinary competitor whose ferocity on court is made even more remarkable by his grace off it.This book takes us to the heart of Nadal's childhood, his growth as a player, and his incredible career. It includes memorable highs and lows, from victory in the 2008 Wimbledon final - a match that John McEnroe called the 'greatest game of tennis ever played' - to the injury problems that have frequently threatened his dominance of the sport, to becoming the youngest player of the open era to complete a career Grand Slam in 2010. It transports us from Nadal's lifelong home on the island of Majorca to the locker room of Centre Court as he describes in detail the pressures of competing in the greatest tournament in the world. It offers a glimpse behind the racquet to learn what really makes this intensely private person - who has never before talked about his home life - tick. And it provides us with a story that is personal, revealing and every bit as exciting as Nadal himself.

Constable

Choke

Sian Beilock
Authors:
Sian Beilock

In the tradition of Steven Pinker's How the Mind Works, popular psychologist Sian Beilock, an expert on performance and brain science, reveals the astonishing new science of why we choke under pressure. She explains what happens in the body and mind when everything clicks and the perfect golf swing, tricky mathematical problem, or high-pressure business pitch suddenly become easy.With surprising insights on every page, Beilock examines how: attention and working memory guide human performance; how experience and practice, innate factors, and brain development interact to create our abilities;how these interconnected elements react to stress - explaining counterintuitive realities, like why the cleverest students do worst on standardized tests; why we may learn foreign languages best when we're not paying attention; why early childhood athletic training can backfire; and how our emotions can make us both smarter and dumber.the mind and body are in even closer communication than was ever thought - and breaks new ground on top of 30 years of integrative health investigations.

How To Books

365 Ways To Be Own Life Coach, 2nd Edition

David Lawrence Preston
Authors:
David Lawrence Preston

Life coaches aim to support and encourage their clients in their personal and professional growth by helping them to identify and achieve their goals. Good coaches don't give advice, but help the client to find the answer for themselves. But they are expensive. With this book, you can transform your life with no financial outlay other than the cover price. Using the author's eight steps to success you'll learn how to: - Choose your goals - Use the power of your mind - Build desirable personal qualities into yourself - Evaluate your current situation - Consider your options - Take action in order to succeed - Monitor your progress - Plug into the power of Persistence

How To Books

Starting and Running a Coaching Business

Aryanne Oade
Authors:
Aryanne Oade

Have you recently started working as an independent coach, or are you considering doing so? Perhaps you are moving into coaching from a human resources or learning and development background, from a line management role or from another area altogether. Perhaps you are just setting up your coaching business, or have already done so. If so, this book is for you. Starting and Running a Coaching Business guides you through a comprehensive, practical and personalised process as you negotiate the pitfalls and reap the rewards of: - Working alone. - Selling and marketing your business. - Taking sole responsibility for decision-making and problem-solving. This book will help you establish and develop your coaching practice by identifying how you will handle each of ten key aspects of your business. The book will enable you to decide how to: - Define your coaching offer. - Find and approach potential clients. - Sell your services to them. - Handle your relationships with your clients. - Manage your business's finances. - Manage yourself and your ethical responsibilities. - Stay on top of your ongoing professional development. and much more.Contents: The book will enable you to decide how to:; Define your coaching offer.; Find and approach potential clients.; Sell your services to them.; Handle your relationships with your clients.; Manage your business's finances.; Manage yourself and your ethical responsibilities.; Stay on top of your ongoing professional development. and much more.

Basic Books

Letters to a Young Golfer

Bob Duval, Carl Vigeland
Authors:
Bob Duval, Carl Vigeland

Since his own boyhood growing up on the links in upstate New York, Bob Duval has lived the life of golf in all its incarnations- as student, mentor, teacher, playing professional, and, more recently, as proud parent of a star player on the PGA Tour. Whether telling a story about his son David playing with Tiger Woods or revealing the secret of hitting a long bunker shot, he has always shown a remarkable ability to find an emotional and highly personal resonance when communicating with other people. This book celebrates that ability with an inspirational collection of letters about golf and the joy and passions it arouses.In Letters to a Young Golfer, Duval writes to David, sharing not only his wisdom as a golfer and a father but also expressing his bond with David as a friend and fellow professional. Other letters address golfers of every age and ability who seek to improve their game, from Sunday amateurs to seasoned Tour professionals. With stories from his own career playing with and observing golfers both famous and unknown, Duval goes beyond the sport and explores what it means to live a fuller life. Finally, he writes to his deceased father and probes the spiritual mysteries of golf, this sometimes maddening, always exhilarating game that has been a healing force in his life. New in the Art of Mentoring Series From Letters to a Young Golfer:The first time I played in a Senior PGA Tour major championship, I cold-topped my first drive. The ball landed in a cactus plant, where it was unplayable, so I had to retrieve it. As I walked back to hit another drive, the starter raised his voice to the gallery: "Now at the first tee- for the second time- Bob Duval."When I was teaching David to play golf, I used to tell him, "Your score is just a succession of numbers. Don't add them up until your round is done." I say the same to you: Don't dwell on the past. Play the next shot.