Failing Forward

Failing Forward Author John C. Maxwell
ISBN-10 9781418508326
Year 2007-04-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Are some people born to achieve anything they want while others struggle? Call them lucky, blessed, or possessors of the Midas touch. What is the real reason for their success? Is it family background, wealth, greater opportunities, high morals, an easy childhood? New York Times best-selling author John C. Maxwell has the answer: The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure. Most people are never prepared to deal with failure. Maxwell says that if you are like him, coming out of school, you feared it, misunderstood it, and ran away from it. But Maxwell has learned to make failure his friend, and he can teach you to do the same. "I want to help you learn how to confidently look the prospect of failure in the eye and move forward anyway," says Maxwell. "Because in life, the question is not if you will have problems, but how you are going to deal with them. Stop failing backward and start failing forward!"

Falling Forward

Falling Forward Author Rebecca Leah Schumejda
ISBN-10 UOM:39015080865069
Year 2008
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher
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In FALLING FORWARD, her first full-length collection, Schumejda dissects human shortcomings with the admission that often "the truth is too heavy, folded like two hands in prayer, filled with weeds and regrets." While illustrating the perseverance of the human spirit and showing that "falling forward" is still forward progress, these poems invite you to indulge in the familiar threads that tie lives together.

Optimal Thinking

Optimal Thinking Author Rosalene Glickman
ISBN-10 0471421316
Year 2002-12-25
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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"The quantum leap beyond positive thinking, Optimal Thinking offers a whole new way of looking at life, business, and relationships. This prescriptive self-improvement book is filled with superlative information for every type of reader."

Put Your Dream to the Test

Put Your Dream to the Test Author John C. Maxwell
ISBN-10 9781418573768
Year 2011-04-18
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc
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Do you dream big? Now you can put your dream to the test and bring it to life! What's the difference between a dreamer and someone who achieves a dream? According to best-selling author Dr. John Maxwell, the answer lies in answering ten powerful, yet straightforward, questions. Whether you've lost sight of an old dream or you are searching for a new one within you, Put Your Dream to the Test provides a step-by-step action plan that you can start using today to see, own, and reach your dream. Dr. Maxwell draws on his forty years of mentoring experience to expertly guide you through the ten questions required of every successful dreamer. "It's one thing to have a dream. It's another to do the things needed to achieve it," says Maxwell. "If you're willing to put your dream to the test?and do what's needed to answer yes to the ten dream questions?then your odds are very good for seeing your dream become reality." Don't leave your dream to chance. This book is a must-have and can make the difference between failure and success.

Failure

Failure Author Stuart Firestein
ISBN-10 9780199390106
Year 2015-09-09
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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"The pursuit of science by professional scientists every day bears less and less resemblance to the perception of science by the general public. It is not the rule-based, methodical system for accumulating facts that dominates the public view. Rather it is the idiosyncratic, often bumbling search for understanding in mostly uncharted places. It is full of wrong turns, cul-de-sacs, mistaken identities, false findings, errors of fact and judgment-and the occasional remarkable success. The widespread but distorted view of science as infallible originates in an education system that teaches nothing but facts using very large, very frightening textbooks, and is spread by media that report on discoveries but almost never on process. It is further reinforced by politicians who pay for it and want to use it to determine policy and therefore want it right and, worst of all, sometimes by scientists who learn early on that talking too much about failures and not enough about successes can harm their careers. Failure, then, is a book that seeks to make science more appealing by exposing its faults. In this sequel to Ignorance, Stuart Firestein shows us that scientific enterprise is riddled with failures, and that this is not only necessary but good. Failure reveals how science got its start, when humans began to use a process-trial and error-as a kind of recipe that includes a hefty dose of failure. It gives the non-scientifically trained public an insider's view of how science is actually done, with the aim of making it accessible, comprehensible, and entertaining."--Publisher description.

The Up Side of Down

The Up Side of Down Author Megan McArdle
ISBN-10 067002614X
Year 2014
Pages 299
Language en
Publisher Viking Adult
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Outlines counter-intuitive assessments of the sources of success, drawing on a broad range of disciplines to explain how to harness the learning experiences associated with failure in order to promote professional growth.

The Spider Network

The Spider Network Author David Enrich
ISBN-10 9780753552049
Year 2017-03-23
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Random House
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Listed as an FT book of the month ‘Anyone with an interest in financial services and in what has gone wrong will find The Spider Network compelling.’ - Daniel Finkelstein, The Times ‘Will snare you in its web of deceit, lies, corruption, manipulation and colourful characters. [a] brilliant investigative exposé’ - Harlan Coben, bestselling thriller author ‘A gripping narrative ... impressive reporting and writing chops are on full display ... reads like a fast-paced John le Carré thriller, and never lets up’ - New York Times book review ‘A feat of reporting, and much of it reads like a novel’ - Leigh Gallagher, Washington Post ‘A model of investigative financial writing... a more satisfying read than THE BIG SHORT by Michael Lewis’ - Literary Review ‘Remarkable’, Sunday Times ‘Jaw-dropping’, Financial Times In 2006, an oddball group of bankers, traders and brokers from some of the largest financial institutions made a startling realization: Libor—the London interbank offered rate, which determines the interest rates on trillions in loans worldwide—was set daily by a small group of easily manipulated administrators, and that they could reap huge profits by nudging it fractions of a percent to suit their trading portfolios. Tom Hayes, a brilliant but troubled mathematician, became the lynchpin of a wild alliance that included a prickly French trader nicknamed “Gollum”; the broker “Abbo,” who liked to publicly strip naked when drinking; a nervous Kazakh chicken farmer known as “Derka Derka”; a broker known as “Village” (short for “Village Idiot”) who racked up huge expense account bills; an executive called “Clumpy” because of his patchwork hair loss; and a broker uncreatively nicknamed “Big Nose” who had once been a semi-professional boxer. This group generated incredible riches —until it all unraveled in spectacularly vicious, backstabbing fashion. With exclusive access to key characters and evidence, The Spider Network is not only a rollicking account of the scam, but also a provocative examination of a financial system that was crooked throughout.

Celebrating Failure

Celebrating Failure Author Ralph Heath
ISBN-10 1601630646
Year 2009
Pages 191
Language en
Publisher Career PressInc
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Celebrating Failure is the definitive how-to manual for leaders seeking to embrace the power of failure as a learning tool to improve their organizations and achieve ever-greater goals. The business world (and, lately, the political arena) is convinced that the number one topic is change. Heath posits that it might well be failure, because if you do it right, failure can become a launching pad for change. Heath contends that "positive failures" are not only necessary steps on the path to success, but encourage greater freedom to take risks in pursuit of one's life goals. This counterintuitive but powerful title includes: [[Engaging stories of real-life business and personal failure experiences. [[Practical steps to apply each chapter's "lessons" and change your approach to risk-taking and failure. [[Positive, effective ways to eliminate the "fear of failure" that can hold you back in today's competitive, fast-changing world.

Fail Up

Fail Up Author Tavis Smiley
ISBN-10 9781401933920
Year 2013-01-01
Pages 263
Language en
Publisher Hay House, Inc
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The author offers anecdotes and experiences with failure in his own life to help readers reconsider how they view past mistakes and to use past failures to overcome hardship and succeed later in life.

The Wisdom of Failure

The Wisdom of Failure Author Laurence G. Weinzimmer
ISBN-10 9781118238721
Year 2012-08-30
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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The "how-not-to" leadership book There is a paradox in leadership: we can only succeed by knowing failure. Every accomplished leader knows there are minefields of failures that need to be navigated in order to succeed. Wouldn't it be great to have the insights to help you prevent from making avoidable mistakes? Unfortunately, in business talking about mistakes can be taboo, and, at a certain level, learning from failure is not an option. Weinzimmer and McConoughey speak frankly about the things that are difficult to talk about – the unvarnished truths necessary to become a successful leader. Based on a groundbreaking 7-year study of what almost 1000 managers across 21 industries really think about lessons from failures Includes exclusive interview material from CEOs at a wide range of organizations, including major firms such as Caterpillar, Priceline.com, and Allstate; startups; and entrepreneurial small businesses Drills down into failure to uncover the strategies that aspiring leaders need in order to avoid the most damning leadership mistakes: unbalanced orchestration, drama management, and reckless vanity Learning from the mistakes of others is a necessary part of the journey of effective leadership, and this book offers an indispensable guide to learning these powerful lessons—without paying the price of failure.

Fail Fast Fail Often

Fail Fast  Fail Often Author Ryan Babineaux
ISBN-10 9780698146549
Year 2013-12-26
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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"Bold, bossy and bracing, Fail Fast, Fail Often is like a 200-page shot of B12, meant to energize the listless job seeker." —New York Times What if your biggest mistake is that you never make mistakes? Ryan Babineaux and John Krumboltz, psychologists, career counselors, and creators of the popular Stanford University course “Fail Fast, Fail Often,” have come to a compelling conclusion: happy and successful people tend to spend less time planning and more time acting. They get out into the world, try new things, and make mistakes, and in doing so, they benefit from unexpected experiences and opportunities. Drawing on the authors’ research in human development and innovation, Fail Fast, Fail Often shows readers how to allow their enthusiasm to guide them, to act boldly, and to leverage their strengths—even if they are terrified of failure.

The Slight Edge

The Slight Edge Author Jeff Olson
ISBN-10 9781626340473
Year 2013-11-04
Pages 276
Language en
Publisher Greenleaf Book Group
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The Slight Edge is a way of thinking, a way of processing information that enables you to make the daily choices that will lead you to the success and happiness you desire. Learn why some people make dream after dream come true, while others just continue dreaming and spend their lives building dreams for someone else. It’s not just another self-help motivation tool of methods you must learn in order to travel the path to success. It shows you how to create powerful results from the simple daily activities of your life, by using tools that are already within you. In this 8th anniversary edition you’ll read not only the life-changing concepts of the original book, but also learn what author Jeff Olson discovered as he continued along the slight edge path: the Secret to Happiness and the Ripple Effect. This edition of The Slight Edge isn’t just the story, but also how the story continues to create life-altering dynamics—how a way of thinking, a way of processing information, can impact daily choices that will lead you to the success and happiness you desire. The Slight Edge is “the key” that will make all the other how-to books and self-help information that you read, watch and hear actually work.

Success One Day at a Time

Success  One Day at a Time Author John C. Maxwell
ISBN-10 9781418534837
Year 2014-05-27
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc
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Success One Day At A Time is the kind of book you will want to carry in your car or place at the side of your bed. Each page contains a snapshot of the daily road of an overcomer. It is the perfect gift for the new graduate as well as anyone else who wants to become all that God intended! Owning a book by John Maxwell is like having your own personal trainer cheerleader. Drawing on over twenty years of experience in training leaders, John shares not only how to succeed but the biblical reason for doing so. "Success is knowing your purpose in life, sowing seeds that benefit others, and growing to your maximum potential," he says. He asserts that success is for everyone. The secret of success is found in your daily routine, springing from your dreams, vision and consistent self-discipline.

Commonwealth Caribbean Business Law

Commonwealth Caribbean Business Law Author Natalie Persadie
ISBN-10 9781317688785
Year 2015-07-30
Pages 475
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Now in its third edition, Commonwealth Caribbean Business Law continues to break away from the traditional English approach of treating business law primarily as the law of contract and agency. Taking a panoramic view, it explores the foundation of various legal systems before examining areas of legal liability that affect business activities. These include areas such as contract law, tort law, criminal law, agency and internet law which present significant challenges confronting the business sector. The book primarily targets the development of business law principles in several Caribbean Commonwealth jurisdictions but, where appropriate, also embraces the jurisprudence of other Commonwealth nations, such as the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. It also explores the United States as a non-Commonwealth jurisdiction, given the increasing importance in the Caribbean of judicial pronouncements relating to internet law from this territory. Using excerpts from key judgments, the book allows students, particularly those with a non-legal background, to understand key legal principles for business as presented by the judiciary and draws parallels between legal theory and business practice.