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Mumboss

Vicki Psarias
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Vicki Psarias
FaithWords

Living a Life You Love Study Guide

Joyce Meyer
Authors:
Joyce Meyer

In this companion study guide to LIVING A LIFE YOU LOVE, #1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer explains how to love every part of your life in spite of life's obstacles and challenges.You may say that you love your family, your spouse, your church, or the Lord. You may also express love for more temporal things like a good cup of coffee, your home, or a nice dinner at your favorite restaurant. But it is rarer to truly say "I love my life!" It's common to be more frustrated with life than at peace with it, because the daily grind wears you down. Responsibilities and burdens become heavy and rob you of the happiness you're meant to have as a child of God. But you can be hopeful, learn to rise above your challenges, and be filled with wonder at what God might do every day. In the LIVING A LIFE YOU LOVE STUDY GUIDE, Joyce Meyer, who has gone from heartache to happiness through Christ, shares the key to shifting your perspective so that you may also relish every moment and every part of life. Through challenging activities, spiritual wisdom, and thoughtful questions, you will learn how to love life fully, in spite of your obstacles, and experience the happiness that is promised to you. It's time to start living a life you love.

Little, Brown Young Readers US

Becoming Kareem

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld
Authors:
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld

In his first memoir written especially for young readers, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will focus on his relationships with several important coaches in his life - including his father, his high-school coach and Coach Wooden - as he tells the story of his life and career. Like many kids in elementary school, Kareem (then Lew Alcindor) struggled with fitting in, pleasing a strict father, and severe shyness that made him socially awkward. Unlike most kids, he also had to grapple with a sudden growth spurt that shot him up taller than pretty much everyone around him, including students, teachers, and even his own father. His increasing fame as a basketball player throughout high school brought new challenges as this shy boy was shoved into the national spotlight. At the same time, social unrest in the country, particularly involving the growing civil rights movement, tugged at his conscience as he tried to find his place in it. After all, he was just a kid. What could he do?Recruited to UCLA, his fame as an unstoppable center made him a college superstar. But as his fame rose, so did the social turmoil in the country: Vietnam War protests, Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., large-scale riots, the Women's Movement. He could have hidden from all the turmoil as a sports celebrity, but he chose to join in the social evolution. The result was converting to Islam and changing his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The public backlash was blistering, but he didn't waver.

Hachette Books

Death in the Air

Kate Winkler Dawson
Authors:
Kate Winkler Dawson

In winter 1952, London automobiles and thousands of coal-burning hearths belched particulate matter into the air. But the smog that descended on December 5th of 1952 was different; it was a type that held the city hostage for five long days. Mass transit ground to a halt, criminals roamed the streets, and 12,000 people died. That same month, there was another killer at large in London: John Reginald Christie, who murdered at least seven women. In a braided narrative that draws on extensive interviews, never-before-published material, and archival research, Dawson captivatingly recounts the intersecting stories of the these two killers and their longstanding impact on modern history.

Piatkus

Maybe It's You

Lauren Handel Zander
Authors:
Lauren Handel Zander

'Lauren has changed my life. I can flat-out say that I have never been happier, more fulfilled, or more certain and excited about the path ahead of me' - Hugh Jackman'This book is for people who are ready for change and to face everything holding them back. You're not alone; I'm on the journey too!' - Michelle Williams, Destiny's ChildWhat's standing in the way of your best life? It's not your boss, your mother or your metabolism. maybe it's you.Lauren Handel Zander knows that people are hungry for results-oriented, no-nonsense advice. Someone to tell it to them straight. To give them not only inspiration to change, but a step-by-step plan to get it done. That's what she's done for tens of thousands of clients at Handel Group with her take-no-prisoners brand of radical personal accountability - a proven program that has worked for bestselling authors, top businesspeople, award-winning artists . . . and now, you.In Maybe It's You, you will finally and forever learn to:*Cut the crap about being 'true to yourself', when you don't have a clue who that is.*Tell the truth and nothing but your truth. *Manage the head you call home.*Get good at keeping promises to yourself.*Find your sense of humour. Yes, it's missing.Whether you want to find love, succeed at work, fix a fractured relationship, or lose weight, Maybe It's You will offer a road map to help you finally get there.

PublicAffairs

The Mosaic Principle

Nick Lovegrove
Authors:
Nick Lovegrove

Life,personally and professionally,is lived to the fullest as a mosaic, encompassing a rich and complex set of diverse experiences that provide purpose, meaning, happiness, and success.Yet, the pressures of modern society push us toward narrower focus and deeper specialization in our lives and careers. Our pursuit of specific expertise risks us becoming isolated from those different from us our lack of shared experience fosters suspicion and conflict. Today we have businesspeople and government officials who persistently distrust and demonize each other a fortunate swath of society with professional and financial security, increasingly isolated from those left behind and community leaders who struggle to relate to and connect with the communities they serve. In every walk of life we have allowed ourselves to be pushed into self-defining cocoons from which it is difficult to break out.Nick Lovegrove's compelling vision provides the way out of this contemporary trap. He supplies vivid portraits of those who get it right (such as Paul Farmer, the physician whose broad and imaginative choices bring health and hope to the world's poorest people) and those who get it deeply wrong (such as Jeffrey Skilling, the former CEO of Enron) and connects their experiences with a blueprint of six skills, a moral compass, transferrable skills, contextual intelligence, prepared mind, intellectual thread, and extended network. The Mosaic Principle will help you to succeed in an ever-changing, more complex, and diverse world, and build a more remarkable and fulfilling life.

Piatkus

Single-Minded

Claude Littner
Authors:
Claude Littner

Claude Littner is known as the mercilessly tough interviewer on TV's The Apprentice. Few candidates have risen to his standards of honesty, hard work and determination - qualities he has also expected of himself throughout his varied career.SINGLE-MINDED recounts the key moments of Littner's life in business, starting with his dismal record as the pupil condemned to the back of the class at his French-speaking school in west London and finishing with his experiences of grilling candidates on The Apprentice. Whether it be his time as Chairman of Amstrad International; Chief Executive of Tottenham Hotspur; turning around a multi-billion-dollar global oil services business or the fact that he started his first business on his own and made a success of it, he shares the lessons learned from working hard, finding what you're good at and squeezing everything out of an opportunity.Littner's single-mindedness has seen him through difficult corporate turnarounds, public criticism in the media, being diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma and given six months to live, and numerous other challenges. His story will inspire anyone starting out and wanting to learn from the good decisions as well as the mistakes, The Apprentice fans intrigued by the man behind the frosty demeanour and those who think they have what it takes to ace one of Littner's blood-curdling interviews.

Robinson

Understanding and Interpreting Company Accounts

Stephen Bloomfield
Authors:
Stephen Bloomfield

Understanding and Interpreting Accounts is designed for those with no formal training in accounting who need to know what company accounts can reveal. Using non-technical terms to explain the concepts, it identifies the links between individual parts of the accounts in order to facilitate the analysis and prediction of company performance. The reader will rapidly gain sufficient understanding of the information held in the accounts for the purposes of commercial credit analysis, investment planning, business forecasting, managing a business, and many other similar activities.It is the product of many years' experience in teaching the interpretation of accounts to students on MBA courses with no previous background in accounting. Its simple but thorough approach will be of value to anyone - student, professional, manager or investor -- who needs a basic introduction to analysing accounts and the process of mining them for practical information.

New Harbinger

The Heart of the Fight

Judith Wright
Authors:
Judith Wright

In the midst of a disagreement, many couples ask themselves, "What are we really fighting about?" Sound familiar? As it turns out, breakups and divorce don't happen because couples fight, they happen because of how couples fight. In this much-needed book, Judith and Bob Wright-two married counselors and coaches with over thirty years of experience helping couples learn how to fight well-present their tried-and-true methods for exploring the emotions that underlie many relationship fights.In this unique guide, you'll learn how to use disagreements as an opportunity to deepen your understanding of your partner, bring more intimacy to the relationship, strengthen your bond, and really learn from the conflicts and tensions that occur between you. You'll also learn how to navigate the fifteen most common fights couples have, including"the blame game," "dueling over dollars," "If you really loved me, you'd...," "told-you-so's," and more.If you're ready to start fighting for your love, rather than against it, this book will show you how.

Robinson

Doing Business in the Middle East

Donna Marsh
Authors:
Donna Marsh

This book is necessary reading for all professionals working in the Middle East and North Africa, it includes: the practical impact of Islam on business; safety and security in the region; business etiquette; political and social do's and don'ts and the practicalities of doing business - from the initial visit to establishing productive working relationships, including opening an office in the region. It also focuses on issues of particular importance to all businesswomen, and for men who might be working with Arab and Muslim women.

Piatkus

Post-Romantic Stress Disorder

John Bradshaw
Authors:
John Bradshaw
Non-Duality Press

The Best Thing That Never Happened

Joey Lott
Authors:
Joey Lott

"Just a few years ago I spent my days lying on a moldy mattress praying for death or an end to suffering, whichever came first." Joey Lott suffered for decades from extreme anxiety, obsessions, compulsions, eating disorders... and spiritual seeking. And then, nearing the brink of death he stumbled upon something miraculous: the freedom he had long sought was to be found in the very experiences he had tried so desperately to avoid. This is a profound book-but with a lightness of touch that makes it reader-friendly. Part memoir, part take-no-prisoners immediacy, The Best Thing that Never Happened offers a unique and refreshing message-that you cannot be other than yourself. With the repeated instructions to meet what is already present, including what you most want to avoid, the author points you to the radical discovery of true freedom which is available for each of us in this very moment.

Piatkus

Spiritual Wisdom

Claire Montanaro
Authors:
Claire Montanaro

In SPIRITUAL WISDOM, spiritual teacher Claire Montanaro explains the ancient spiritual truths and how they apply to you and to our world. She teaches you:* How to achieve peace of mind and heart through spiritual understanding * The meaning and relevance of the Spiritual Laws, karma, reincarnation, the seven Rays, your soul's journey, life and death - and much more * How to contact and work with spiritual guides and discover your place in the divine cosmos* How to maximise your potential as a spiritual beingFilled with information, advice and easy-to-follow exercises, SPIRITUAL WISDOM is for everyone, whatever their level of understanding and experience. Claire's is the voice of spiritual reason - her message is intensely profound and yet essentially simple.

Basic Books

Uncontrolled

Jim Manzi
Authors:
Jim Manzi

How do we know which social and economic policies work, which should be continued, and which should be changed? Jim Manzi argues that throughout history, various methods have been attempted,except for controlled experimentation. Experiments provide the feedback loop that allows us, in certain limited ways, to identify error in our beliefs as a first step to correcting them. Over the course of the first half of the twentieth century, scientists invented a methodology for executing controlled experiments to evaluate certain kinds of proposed social interventions. This technique goes by many names in different contexts (randomized control trials, randomized field experiments, clinical trials, etc.). Over the past ten to twenty years this has been increasingly deployed in a wide variety of contexts, but it remains the red-haired step child of modern social science. This is starting to change, and this change should be encouraged and accelerated, even though the staggering complexity of human society creates severe limits to what social science could be realistically expected to achieve. Randomized trials have shown, for example, that work requirements for welfare recipients have succeeded like nothing else in encouraging employment, that charter school vouchers have been successful in increasing educational attainment for underprivileged children, and that community policing has worked to reduce crime, but also that programs like Head Start and Job Corps, which might be politically attractive, fail to attain their intended objectives. Business leaders can also use experiments to test decisions in a controlled, low-risk environment before investing precious resources in large-scale changes - the philosophy behind Manzi's own successful software company. In a powerful and masterfully-argued book, Manzi shows us how the methods of science can be applied to social and economic policy in order to ensure progress and prosperity.

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Doing Business In The New Iraq

Donna Marsh
Authors:
Donna Marsh

Iraq, with its educated, sophisticated and relatively wealthy population, has been effectively off limits to most outsiders for the past 30 years. However, with the scaling down of violent activity and the establishment of a new, albeit fragile government, many multinational companies are giving serious consideration to setting up a presence in this market. This book provides cultural and business intelligence for all organisations who are considering doing business in Iraq. All of the practical issues of working in this exciting yet challenging environment are addressed, from safety issues to establishing reliable business partners, and including thoughts about the future. It includes: - A brief overview of Iraq - geography, demographics, structure, economy,weather - Religious demographics in Iraq, and their effect on business and other practicalities - Travelling to Iraq - practical and regional considerations - How to communicate effectively in Iraq - Getting down to business and achieving business goals - The impact of globalisation in Iraq and throughout the greater Middle East.Introduction; 1. The republic of Iraq; 2. Religion and business; 3. Assessing safety and risk; 4. Preparations for travelling to Iraqi Kurdistan; 5. Preparations for travelling to the Republic of Iraq; 6. Preparation for doing business in Iraq; 7. Business etiquette and taboos; 8. Communicating in Iraq; 9. Ready for business; 10. Achieving business goals; 11. The next steps; 12. The future; 13. Managing culture shock; Basic Arabic and Kurdish courtesies, words and phrases; Website; Index; About the author.

Piatkus

Growing Your Inner Light

Lara Owen
Authors:
Lara Owen

A comprehensive guide for creating a daily spiritual practice, GROWING YOUR INNER LIGHT offers tangible advice on developing a unique spiritual path that fits exactly who you are, what you need as a spiritual being, and how you want to live. Author Lara Owen shows how a personalised practice can open the doors to living fullly with integrity, feeling connected with the surrounding world, and to finding meaning and peace.GROWING YOUR INNER LIGHT gives readers the freedom to integrate from different traditions - and develop new ones - in order to create their own spiritual tradition. Owen explains how practices from global religions can be combined with contemporary wisdom to create an authentic experience for readers yearning for a sense of inner peace. With a direct experience of spiritual meaning and connection, GROWING YOUR INNER LIGHT is a groundbreaking, transformative journey through thirteen phases of your growth, including: developing intuition; creating sacred spaces and altars; understanding your dreams; exploring the importance of retreats, meditation, and rituals.

Piatkus

The Spiritual Healing Handbook

Jack Angelo, Jan Angelo
Authors:
Jack Angelo, Jan Angelo

THE SPIRITUAL HEALING HANDBOOK is the ideal companion to Jack Angelo's bestselling instructional book Your Healing Power. Drawing on their healing work and teaching experiences, Jack and Jan Angelo provide much-needed, step-by-step advice and guidance on the spiritual aspect of healing. * Explains the basics of spiritual healing * Provides step-by-step exercises to help you to develop more powerful and rewarding healing techniques * Gives guidance on how breathing, meditation, the etheric body, chakras, intuition and psychic awareness will help you channel healing energies * Includes advice on self-healing and working as a healer.Based on the extensive experience of two highly regarded healers and teachers, THE SPIRITUAL HEALING HANDBOOK will help you to achieve a new level of insight and understanding.

Piatkus

Working With Your Soul

Ruth White
Authors:
Ruth White

Working with Your Soul is an inspiring and uplifting new book for anyone who is seeking a deeper and higher context for their life. Using case histories from her rich experience as counsellor, psychotherapist and spiritual consultant, bestselling author Ruth White seeks to define both soul and spirit. She demonstrates how life itself can be seen as guidance from our souls, whether by the gifts it holds for us, or the actual and metaphoric 'knocks on the head' and 'kicks from behind' that challenge our direction and our creative relationship to living. Working with Your Soul is a book for those who long to know more about the intentions of their souls for this present lifetime, to define their life purpose and to be guided more clearly about the meaning and lessons of life. In it, you will explore the following: What is soul and what choices does it make? How can I decode the messages from my soul? Evolution and karma; Being an ambassador for the soul's purpose; Soul contracts and how to change, modify, or re-negotiate them. Packed with practical exercises to help you work with your soul, this is an essential and much-needed book for our times.

Clare Montanaro

Claire Montanaro had a full and successful corporate career, before setting up her own specialist consultancy, Inlumino Global, 13 years ago. Claire herself works as a spiritual teacher, counsellor, channel and lecturer throughout the world.

Lauren Handel Zander

Lauren Handel Zander is a life coach, university lecturer, and public speaker. As Co-Founder and Chairman of Handel Group, an international corporate consulting and private coaching company, she has coached countless private clients: professors, politicians, award-winning artists, and Fortune 500 CEOs. The Handel Method has been taught at MIT, Stanford University, NYU, and in the New York City Public School System. Lauren has also led seminars and conferences all over the world and has contributed to The New York Times, Forbes, Self, Women's Health, Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, and The Huffington Post.