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Stillness Is the Key
by Ryan Holiday

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English

Pages

283

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<b><b>Instant #1 </b><b><i>New York Times</i></b><b> Bestseller & </b><b><i>Wall Street Journal</i></b><b> Bestseller</b><br /><br /><b>In </b><b><i>The Obstacle Is the Way</i></b><b> and </b><b><i>Ego Is the Enemy</i></b><b>, bestselling author Ryan Holiday made ancient wisdom wildly popular with a new generation of leaders in sports, politics, and technology. In his new book, </b><b><i>Stillness Is the Key</i></b><b>, Holiday draws on timeless Stoic and Buddhist philosophy to show why slowing down is the secret weapon for those charging ahead.</b></b><br /><br />All great leaders, thinkers, artists, athletes, and visionaries share one indelible quality. It enables them to conquer their tempers. To avoid distraction and discover great insights. To achieve happiness and do the right thing. Ryan Holiday calls it stillness--to be steady while the world spins around you. <br /><br />In this book, he outlines a path for achieving this ancient, but urgently necessary way of living. Drawing on a wide range of history's greatest thinkers, from Confucius to Seneca, Marcus Aurelius to Thich Nhat Hanh, John Stuart Mill to Nietzsche, he argues that stillness is not mere inactivity, but the doorway to self-mastery, discipline, and focus.<br /><br />Holiday also examines figures who exemplified the power of stillness: baseball player Sadaharu Oh, whose study of Zen made him the greatest home run hitter of all time; Winston Churchill, who in balancing his busy public life with time spent laying bricks and painting at his Chartwell estate managed to save the world from annihilation in the process; Fred Rogers, who taught generations of children to see what was invisible to the eye; Anne Frank, whose journaling and love of nature guided her through unimaginable adversity. <br /><br />More than ever, people are overwhelmed. They face obstacles and egos and competition. <i>Stillness Is the Key </i>offers a simple but inspiring antidote to the stress of 24/7 news and social media. The stillness that we all seek is the path to meaning, contentment, and excellence in a world that needs more of it than ever.
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
by Jordan B. Peterson

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

January 23, 2018

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<b><b>#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER聽</b><br />#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER<br /><br />What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.</b><br /><br />Humorous, surprising and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street. <br />聽聽聽聽 What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. <i>12 Rules for Life</i>聽shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith and human nature, while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its readers.
Letting Go
by David R. Hawkins

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English

Pages

402

Publication Date

August 01, 2013

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<p><b><i>Letting Go</i> describes a simple and effective means by which to let go of the obstacles to Enlightenment and become free of negativity. </b><br /><br />During the many decades of the author鈥檚 clinical psychiatric practice, the primary aim was to seek the most effective ways to relieve human suffering in all of its many forms.</p><p>The inner mechanism of surrender was found to be of great practical benefit and is described in this book. Dr Hawkins鈥檚 previous books focused on advanced states of awareness and Enlightenment. Over the years, thousands of students had asked for a practical technique by which to remove the inner blocks to happiness, love, joy, success, health and, ultimately, Enlightenment. This book provides a mechanism for letting go of those blocks. The mechanism of surrender that Dr Hawkins describes can be done in the midst of everyday life. The book is equally useful for all dimensions of human life: physical health, creativity, financial success, emotional healing, vocational fulfillment, relationships, sexuality and spiritual growth.</p><p>It is an invaluable resource for all professionals who work in the areas of mental health, psychology, medicine, self-help, addiction recovery and spiritual development.</p>
When Breath Becomes Air
by Paul Kalanithi

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English

Pages

231

Publication Date

January 12, 2016

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<b>#1聽<i>NEW YORK TIMES</i>聽BESTSELLER 鈥?PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST 鈥?T<b><b><b>his inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question聽<i>What makes a life worth living?</i></b></b></b></b><br /><br /> <b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY</b>聽<b><i>The New York Times Book Review 鈥⒙燩eople 鈥?</i>NPR<i> 鈥⒙燭he Washington Post 鈥⒙燬late 鈥⒙燞arper鈥檚 Bazaar 鈥?Time Out New York 鈥⒙燩ublishers Weekly 鈥⒙燘ookPage</i></b><br /><br /> <b>Finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award in Creative Nonfiction and the Books for a Better Life Award in Inspirational Memoir</b><br /><br />At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade鈥檚 worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. <i>When Breath Becomes Air</i> chronicles Kalanithi鈥檚 transformation from a na茂ve medical student 鈥減ossessed,鈥?as he wrote, 鈥渂y the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life鈥?into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality.<br /><br /> What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir.<br /><br /> Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all. 鈥淚 began to realize that coming face to face with my own mortality, in a sense, had changed nothing and everything,鈥?he wrote. 鈥淪even words from Samuel Beckett began to repeat in my head: 鈥業 can鈥檛 go on. I鈥檒l go on.鈥欌€?<i>When Breath Becomes Air</i> is an unforgettable, life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a brilliant writer who became both.
The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life
by David Brooks

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English

Pages

344

Publication Date

April 16, 2019

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER 鈥?Everybody tells you to live for a cause larger than yourself, but how exactly do you do it? The author of聽<i>The Road to Character</i>聽explores what it takes to lead a meaningful life in a self-centered world.</b><br /><br /> Every so often, you meet people who radiate joy鈥攚ho seem to know why they were put on this earth, who glow with a kind of inner light. Life, for these people, has often followed what we might think of as a two-mountain shape. They get out of school, they start a career, and they begin climbing the mountain they thought they were meant to climb. Their goals on this first mountain are the ones our culture endorses: to be a success, to make your mark, to experience personal happiness. But when they get to the top of that mountain, something happens. They look around and find the view . . . unsatisfying. They realize: This wasn鈥檛 my mountain after all. There鈥檚 another, bigger mountain out there that is actually <i>my</i> mountain.<br /><br /> And so they embark on a new journey. On the second mountain, life moves from self-centered to other-centered. They want the things that are truly worth wanting, not the things other people tell them to want. They embrace a life of interdependence, not independence. They surrender to a life of commitment.<br /><br /> In <i>The Second Mountain, </i>David Brooks explores the four commitments that define a life of meaning and purpose: to a spouse and family, to a vocation, to a philosophy or faith, and to a community. Our personal fulfillment depends on how well we choose and execute these commitments. Brooks looks at a range of people who have lived joyous, committed lives, and who have embraced the necessity and beauty of dependence. He gathers their wisdom on how to choose a partner, how to pick a vocation, how to live out a philosophy, and how we can begin to integrate our commitments into one overriding purpose.<br /><br /> In short, this book is meant to help us all lead more meaningful lives. But it鈥檚 also a provocative social commentary. We live in a society, Brooks argues, that celebrates freedom, that tells us to be true to ourselves, at the expense of surrendering to a cause, rooting ourselves in a neighborhood, binding ourselves to others by social solidarity and love. We have taken individualism to the extreme鈥攁nd in the process we have torn the social fabric in a thousand different ways. The path to repair is through making deeper commitments. In <i>The Second Mountain,</i> Brooks shows what can happen when we put commitment-making at the center of our lives.
The 48 Laws of Power
by Robert Greene

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English

Pages

452

Publication Date

September 01, 2000

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<b>Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive,聽this multi-million-copy聽<i>New York Times聽</i>bestseller<i>聽</i>is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control 鈥?from the author of <i>The Laws of Human Nature. </i></b><br /><br /> In the book that聽<i>People聽</i>magazine proclaimed 鈥渂eguiling鈥?and 鈥渇ascinating,鈥?Robert Greene and Joost Elffers have distilled three thousand years of the history of power into 48 essential laws by drawing from the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz and also from the lives of figures ranging from Henry Kissinger to P.T. Barnum.<br /> 聽<br /> Some laws teach the need for prudence (鈥淟aw 1: Never Outshine the Master鈥?, others teach the value of confidence (鈥淟aw 28: Enter Action with Boldness鈥?, and many recommend absolute self-preservation (鈥淟aw 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally鈥?. Every law, though, has one thing in common: an interest in total domination. In a bold and arresting two-color package,聽<i>The 48 Laws of Power聽</i>is ideal whether your aim is conquest, self-defense, or simply to understand the rules of the game.
The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into ...
by Ryan Holiday

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English

Pages

202

Publication Date

May 01, 2014

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<p><b><b>#1 <i>Wall Street Journal </i>Bestseller</b><i><br /><br />The Obstacle is the Way</i>聽has become a cult classic, beloved by men and women around the world who apply its wisdom to become more successful at whatever they do. <br /></b><br />Its many fans include a former governor and movie star (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a hip hop icon (LL Cool J), an Irish tennis pro (James McGee), an NBC sportscaster (Michele Tafoya), and the coaches and players of winning teams like the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Cubs, and University of Texas men鈥檚 basketball team.<br /><br />The book draws its inspiration from聽stoicism, the ancient Greek philosophy of enduring pain or adversity with perseverance and resilience. Stoics focus on the things they聽<i>can</i>聽control, let go of everything else, and turn every new obstacle into an opportunity to get better, stronger, tougher. As Marcus Aurelius put it nearly 2000 years ago: 鈥淭he impediment to action advances action.聽What stands in the way becomes the way.鈥澛?lt;br /><br />Ryan Holiday shows us how some of the most successful people in history鈥攆rom John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs鈥攈ave applied stoicism to overcome difficult or even impossible situations. Their embrace of these principles ultimately mattered more than their natural intelligence, talents, or luck.<br /><br />If you鈥檙e feeling frustrated, demoralized, or stuck in a rut, this book can help you turn your problems into your biggest advantages. And along the way it will inspire you with dozens of true stories of the greats from every age and era.</p>
The Systems Thinker - Analytical Skills: Level Up Your Decision M...
by Albert Rutherford

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English

Pages

192

Publication Date

July 24, 2019

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<h2>Enhance your <b>logic, reason, judgment, and wisdom.</b> Increase your ability to <b>create concise and reasoned arguments</b> using data and evidence, to get a genuine conclusion.</h2><br /><br /><i>The Systems Thinker 鈥?Analytical Skills</i> aims to raise the level of your mental performance by focusing on the fundamentals of how to use your mind effectively. This book will show you how to:<br />鈥ncrease your ability to analyze problems and to comprehend what you read, hear, experience in a logical manner. <br />鈥?lt;b>Examine the logical structure of good and bad reasoning. </b><br />鈥ook at what type of evidence are decisions commonly based on.<br />鈥?lt;b>Detect common fallacies and rhetorical and psychological factors that can influence your thinking. </b><br /><br />The book presents the methods that good problem solvers use in understanding complex ideas. It provides practice in applying these methods to a variety of comprehension, analytical, and reasoning questions. It also includes a number of logical thinking problems to hone your logical thinking skills.<br /><br /><h2>Use these intellectual skills to analyze anything you might think about - questions, problems, disciplines.</h2><br />鈥he most widely used forms of analysis.<br />鈥?lt;b>Guidance and practice to monitor your thoughts with the help of intellectual tools.</b><br />鈥earn to question purposes, problems, information, and concepts.<br />鈥?lt;b>Interdisciplinary analytical tools to understand and assess your own reasoning, be it about a highly technical question or your everyday life. </b><br /><br /><i> The Systems Thinker 鈥?Analytical Skills </i> helps you to find the most fundamental logic of any discipline, problem, or thesis. Transfer your knowledge between and among subjects and fields of observation. <br /><br />鈥earn four types of profound analysis.<br />鈥?lt;b>Learn to read and create statistical charts.</b><br />鈥earn and correct the most frequent errors in reasoning.<br />鈥?lt;b>Learn to complement your analytical thinking tools with synthetic, systemic, critical, and creative thinking tools.</b><br /><br />Good analytical thinking skills are deeply <u>necessary if you are working in business, education, law, politics, and economics</u>. Understanding the underlying structure of a problem can help you come up with the best solution. <br /><br />Adopt analytical thinking skills to make better decisions, assess situations more accurately, and persuade other people with more success to consider your point of view. This book serves as a springboard toward analytic proficiency.<br />
From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds
by Daniel C. Dennett

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English

Pages

496

Publication Date

February 07, 2017

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<p><strong>"A supremely enjoyable, intoxicating work." 鈥?lt;em>Nature</em></strong></p><br /><p>How did we come to have minds? For centuries, poets, philosophers, psychologists, and physicists have wondered how the human mind developed its unrivaled abilities. Disciples of Darwin have explained how natural selection produced plants, but what about the human mind?</p><br /><p>In <em>From Bacteria to Bach and Back</em>, Daniel C. Dennett builds on recent discoveries from biology and computer science to show, step by step, how a comprehending mind could in fact have arisen from a mindless process of natural selection. A crucial shift occurred when humans developed the ability to share memes, or ways of doing things not based in genetic instinct. Competition among memes produced thinking tools powerful enough that our minds don鈥檛 just perceive and react, they create and comprehend.</p><br /><p>An agenda-setting book for a new generation of philosophers and scientists, <em>From Bacteria to Bach and Back</em> will delight and entertain all those curious about how the mind works.</p>
That All Shall Be Saved: Heaven, Hell, and Universal Salvation
by David Bentley Hart

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English

Pages

232

Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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<b>A stunning reexamination of one of the essential tenets of Christian belief from one of the most provocative and admired writers on religion today</b><br /><br /> The great fourth鈥犫€榗entury church father Basil of Caesarea once observed that, in his time, most Christians believed that hell was not everlasting, and that all would eventually attain salvation. But today, this view is no longer prevalent within Christian communities.<br /> 聽<br /> In this momentous book, David Bentley Hart makes the case that nearly two millennia of dogmatic tradition have misled readers on the crucial matter of universal salvation. On the basis of the earliest Christian writings, theological tradition, scripture, and logic, Hart argues that if God is the good creator of all, he is the savior of all, without fail. And if he is not the savior of all, the Kingdom is only a dream, and creation something considerably worse than a nightmare. But it is not so. There is no such thing as eternal damnation; all will be saved. With great rhetorical power, wit, and emotional range, Hart offers a new perspective on one of Christianity鈥檚 most important themes.

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