Book Title : Chasing Daylight How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Life

chasing daylight how my forthcoming death transformed my life

Release Date : 2007-10-15
ISBN Code : 9780071759533
Book Author : Gene O'Kelly
Book Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages : 160

Book Summary :

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Chasing Daylight is the honest, touching, and ultimately inspirational memoir of former KPMG CEO Eugene O'Kelley, completed in the three-and-a-half months between his diagnosis with brain cancer and his death in September 2005. Its haunting yet extraordinarily hopeful voice reminds us to embrace the fragile, fleeting moments of our lives-the brief time we have with our family, our friends, and even ourselves. This paperback edition features a new foreword by his wife, Corinne O'Kelley and a readers' group guide and questions. “Voicing universal truths . . . shared . . . simply and clearly.”-Janet Malin, New York Times “Words to live by.”-Kerry Hannon, USA Today “One of the most unexpected and touching books you're likely to read this year.”-Edward Nawotka, Bloomberg News “An honest, thought-provoking memoir . . . O'Kelly has many lessons to teach us on how to live.”-Steve Powers, Houston Chronicle “[A] well-written and moving book.”

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Release Date : 2017-11-18
ISBN Code : 9785040878482
Book Author : Стефани Майер
Book Publisher : Litres
Total Pages :

Book Summary :

Ее кодовое имя «Химик». Она работала на правительственную службу США такой степени секретности, что у нее не было названия, и хранила секреты, способные нарушить мировой баланс. А потом кто-то из ее работодателей решил, что эта женщина знает слишком много...У нее не осталось ничего: ни настоящего имени, ни близких, ни жизни, ни будущего. Ничего, кроме желания выжить любой ценой, – пусть даже для этого придется в последний раз выполнить задание бывшего начальства.Решив играть по собственным правилам, она готовится к самой жестокой битве в своей жизни, но встречает человека, который делает ее более уязвимой... Чтобы избежать гибели, ей предстоит использовать все свои знания и вспомнить, почему ее считали лучшей из лучших в этой непростой профессии...

Book Title : Facing Cancer and the Fear of Death

facing cancer and the fear of death

Release Date : 2012-12-27
ISBN Code : 9780765709653
Book Author : Norman Straker
Book Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages : 156

Book Summary :

In Facing Cancer and the Fear of Death: A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Treatment, Dr. Norman Straker's psychoanalytic perspective on facing cancer and the fear of death brings into sharp focus the emotional conflicts of doctors, psychoanalysts, and all mental health professionals as they interface with dying patients and their families. Remedies are offered for lessening the emotional burden on those treating patients facing death. These remedies should decrease the number of futile treatments at the end of life, lessen the suffering of dying patients, give greater solace to surviving family members, and preserve our health care resources so they can be allocated more wisely.

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Release Date : 2017-11-04
ISBN Code : 9785457673632
Book Author : Рикардо Семлер
Book Publisher : Litres
Total Pages :

Book Summary :

Без секретарей. Без дресс-кода. Без должностей. Без бизнес-планов. Без графиков и режима работы. Да еще сотрудники сами назначают себе зарплату.Смогли бы вы управлять такой компанией?Именно так управляет бразильской корпорацией Semco Рикардо Семлер, превративший разваливавшийся семейный бизнес в самую необычную компанию нашего времени. Он построил модель бизнеса, пережившую экономические спады, отраслевые забастовки, гиперинфляцию и многое другое. За последние 6 лет Semco увеличила свою выручку с 35 до 160 миллионов долларов; в компании практически отсутствует текучесть кадров и нет никаких признаков того, что в ближайшие годы ее рост замедлится. Как же Семлер решился перевернуть компанию с ног на голову, упразднив девять уровней управления и введя беспрецедентные демократические порядки для своих сотрудников?Автор рассказывает об удивительной трансформации своей компании и переменах в мышлении ее сотрудников, о том, как цепная реакция преобразований превратила стареющее и умирающее предприятие в одну из самых динамичных и инновационных компаний мира. Это история компании, бросившей вызов традиционным способам управления и продемонстрировавшей всему миру, как можно добиться успеха в жестких условиях современного бизнеса, поставив свободу сотрудников выше корпоративных целей.

Book Title : AARP The Secret of Shelter Island

aarp the secret of shelter island

Release Date : 2011-12-19
ISBN Code : 9781118230923
Book Author : Alexander Green
Book Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages : 256

Book Summary :

AARP Digital Editions offer you practical tips, proven solutions, and expert guidance. In The Secret of Shelter Island, nationally renowned financial analyst and bestselling author Alexander Green explores the complicated relationship we all have with money and reveals the road map to a rich life. Drawing on some of today's best minds and many of history's greatest thinkers, The Secret of Shelter Island is both a much-needed source of inspiration and an insightful look at the role of both money and values in the pursuit of the good life. Addresses what really matters when it comes to money and how to make smarter decisions with what you have Describes the profound connection between money, character, personal philosophy, and outlook Other bestselling titles by Green: The Gone Fishin' Portfolio If you want to understand what ultimately provides meaning, contentment, and the satisfaction of a life well-lived, then read The Secret of Shelter Island.

Book Title : The 100 Best Business Books of All Time

the 100 best business books of all time

Release Date : 2011-11-01
ISBN Code : 9781101568149
Book Author : Jack Covert
Book Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 368

Book Summary :

Thousands of business books are published every year— Here are the best of the best After years of reading, evaluating, and selling business books, Jack Covert and Todd Sattersten are among the most respected experts on the category. Now they have chosen and reviewed the one hundred best business titles of all time—the ones that deliver the biggest payoff for today’s busy readers. The 100 Best Business Books of All Time puts each book in context so that readers can quickly find solutions to the problems they face, such as how best to spend The First 90 Days in a new job or how to take their company from Good to Great. Many of the choices are surprising—you’ll find reviews of Moneyball and Orbiting the Giant Hairball, but not Jack Welch’s memoir. At the end of each review, Jack and Todd direct readers to other books both inside and outside The 100 Best. And sprinkled throughout are sidebars taking the reader beyond business books, suggesting movies, novels, and even children’s books that offer equally relevant insights. This guide will appeal to anyone, from entry-level to CEO, who wants to cut through the clutter and discover the brilliant books that are truly worth their investment of time and money.

Book Title : The Speed of Trust

the speed of trust

Release Date : 2008-09-04
ISBN Code : 9781847396228
Book Author : Stephen M. R. Covey
Book Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 384

Book Summary :

From Stephen R. Covey's eldest son come a revolutionary book that will guide business leaders, public figures and their organizations towards unprecedented productivity and satisfaction. Trust, says Stephen M. R. Covey, is the very basis of the 21st century's global economy, but its power is generally overlooked and misunderstood. Covey shows you how to inspire immediate trust in everyone you encounter - colleagues, constituents, the marketplace - allowing you to forego the time-killing and energy-draining check and balance bureaucracies that are so often relied upon in lieu of actual trust.

Book Title : Navigate the Chaos 365 Strategies for Personal Growth and Professional Development 2018 edition

navigate the chaos 365 strategies for personal growth and professional development 2018 edition

Release Date : 2017-11-18
ISBN Code : 9781387380015
Book Author : Michael Edmondson, Ph.D.
Book Publisher :
Total Pages :

Book Summary :

Today's world presents new challenges to us on a daily basis. The same could be said, however, for those who lived centuries ago. Each generation has issues to address, questions to answer, and problems to solve. One question that has unified people across centuries is 'how do I navigate the chaos and create the life I envision?' To help people navigate the chaos of today's volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world I built from which this publication is based. Navigate the Chaos: 365 Strategies for Personal Growth and Professional Development is built around three guiding principles: reflection, brevity, and opportunity.

Book Title : Final Acts

final acts

Release Date : 2010
ISBN Code : 9780813546285
Book Author : Nan Bauer Maglin
Book Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Total Pages : 326

Book Summary :

Today most people die gradually, from incremental illnesses, rather than from the heart attacks or fast-moving diseases that killed earlier generations. Given this new reality, the essays in Final Acts explore how we can make informed and caring end-of-life choices for ourselves and for those we loveùand what can happen without such planning. Contributors include patients, caretakers, physicians, journalists, lawyers, social workers, educators, hospital administrators, academics, psychologists, and a poet, and among them are ethicists, religious believers, and nonbelievers. Some write moving, personal accounts of "good" or 'bad" deaths; others examine the ethical, social, and political implications of slow dying. Essays consider death from natural causes, suicide, and aid-in-dying (assisted suicide). Writing in a style free of technical jargon, the contributors discuss documents that should be prepared (health proxy, do-not-resuscitate order, living will, power of attorney); decision-making (over medical interventions, life support, hospice and palliative care, aid-in-dying, treatment location, speaking for those who can no longer express their will); and the roles played by religion, custom, family, friends, caretakers, money, the medical establishment, and the government. For those who yearn for some measure of control over death, the essayists in Final Acts, from very different backgrounds and with different personal and professional experiences around death and dying, offer insight and hope.

Book Title : What Are You Afraid Of

what are you afraid of

Release Date : 2013-10-01
ISBN Code : 9781414389011
Book Author : David Jeremiah
Book Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages : 320

Book Summary :

For many people, worry, anxiety, and fear are constant companions: fear of death, fear of danger, fear of disease. And too often, these fears are crippling, keeping us from the life God has called us to live. But it doesn’t have to be that way, says Dr. David Jeremiah. As Christians, we have been given all we need in order to face down even the most frightening, unexpected, and overwhelming obstacles in life. In his new book, What Are You Afraid Of? Dr. Jeremiah explores the top ten fears that are holding so many of us back from the life God has called us to live and shares the supernatural secrets for facing down these fears with faith.

Book Title : The Power of Moments

the power of moments

Release Date : 2017-10-03
ISBN Code : 9781501147777
Book Author : Chip Heath
Book Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 320

Book Summary :

The New York Times bestselling authors of Switch and Made to Stick explore why certain brief experiences can jolt us and elevate us and change us—and how we can learn to create such extraordinary moments in our life and work. While human lives are endlessly variable, our most memorable positive moments are dominated by four elements: elevation, insight, pride, and connection. If we embrace these elements, we can conjure more moments that matter. What if a teacher could design a lesson that he knew his students would remember twenty years later? What if a manager knew how to create an experience that would delight customers? What if you had a better sense of how to create memories that matter for your children? This book delves into some fascinating mysteries of experience: Why we tend to remember the best or worst moment of an experience, as well as the last moment, and forget the rest. Why “we feel most comfortable when things are certain, but we feel most alive when they’re not.” And why our most cherished memories are clustered into a brief period during our youth. Readers discover how brief experiences can change lives, such as the experiment in which two strangers meet in a room, and forty-five minutes later, they leave as best friends. (What happens in that time?) Or the tale of the world’s youngest female billionaire, who credits her resilience to something her father asked the family at the dinner table. (What was that simple question?) Many of the defining moments in our lives are the result of accident or luck—but why would we leave our most meaningful, memorable moments to chance when we can create them? The Power of Moments shows us how to be the author of richer experiences.

Book Title : Jane Brody s Guide to the Great Beyond

jane brody s guide to the great beyond

Release Date : 2009-02-17
ISBN Code : 1588367746
Book Author : Jane Brody
Book Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 320

Book Summary :

From the beloved New York Times columnist, trusted authority on health, and bestselling author comes this complete guide to everything you need to know–emotionally, spiritually, and practically–to prepare for the end of life. An invaluable road map to putting your affairs in order–or helping your loved ones do the same–this comprehensive book will answer every question you might have about what does and does not help smooth the transition between life and the Great Beyond. Wise, practical, and characteristically straightforward throughout, Brody advises on • the intricacies of a well-thought-out (and fully spelled-out) living will that health care practitioners readily understand–and how to designate a health care proxy. • planning a funeral or memorial to ensure your wishes are followed, including tips on how to reduce expenses. • discussing prognoses and treatment options with doctors. • your options for controlling pain, shortness of breath, bed sores, and other physical symptoms–plus the facts on feeding tubes. • receiving the support you need through hospice care–and suggestions for loved ones and friends who want to help. • lightening and enlightening your trials by incorporating spirituality into your life. • understanding what happens, physically and mentally, when death is imminent, and recognizing when hand-holding and reassurance, not food or drink or an oxygen mask or CPR, is the proper course of action. • easing your way through the journey of grief by admitting the reality of the loss, showing your emotions, and allowing yourself the time you feel you need. No matter your age or current health, preparing for the inevitable when you are still fully in control of your faculties ensures that you’ll be in a far better position to enjoy the time you have left. As Brody notes, “From the start, consider the finish.” From the Hardcover edition.

Book Title : An Oasis in Time

an oasis in time

Release Date : 2017-08-22
ISBN Code : 9781623366636
Book Author : Marilyn Paul
Book Publisher : Rodale
Total Pages : 272

Book Summary :

There is a surprising way out of the frenzy, that always-being-behind feeling, and the endless to-do list. Now more than ever, people are seeking a reprieve from the constant pressure to achieve, produce, and consume. While many turn to sporadic bouts of mindfulness and meditation, organizational change specialist Marilyn Paul offers a complementary solution that is as radical as it is ancient. In her new book An Oasis in Time, Paul focuses on the profound benefits of taking a modern-day Sabbath each week for deep rest and nourishing renewal. The energy, perspective, creativity, sense of well-being, and yes, increased productivity that ensue are lifesaving. Drawing on Sabbath tradition, contemporary research, and interviews with scores of busy people, Paul shows that it is possible to introduce these practices regardless of your religious beliefs. Starting with just an hour or two, you can carve out the time from your packed schedule, design your weekly oasis experience, and most importantly, change your mind-set so you can enjoy the pleasure of regularly slowing down and savoring life every week. From surrounding yourself with nature to practicing rituals for beginning and ending oasis time to implementing strategies for connecting with friends and family, self, and source, you will discover practical ways to step off the treadmill and into timeless refreshment on your way to a calmer, richer, more fulfilling life.

Book Title : I m Sick Can We Talk

i m sick can we talk

Release Date : 2012-11
ISBN Code : 9780615417837
Book Author : Mary Carson
Book Publisher :
Total Pages : 160

Book Summary :

Talking about illness is not easy. Despite recent medical advancements, diagnosis of a serious illness still comes crashing into our world and turns our lives upside down. So we turn to each other for support. "Healthy" conversations can help reduce anxiety and increase levels of hope, but those types of conversations do not happen easily. We need to learn how to better say it like it is. A body of communication theory called "General Semantics" can help us better respond to these challenges. It offers us ways to choose our words wisely to better insure shared meaning, and it reminds us how the verbal "maps" we create and share with others affects the ways we think and behave. It's so easy for us to literally talk ourselves into negative feelings and overall despair. But it does not have to be that way. Discussion strategies housed within this book can help us better say what we mean, which, in turn, can help us face our illness challenges with less anxiety and renewed hope. - from back cover.

Book Title : Healing with Heart

healing with heart

Release Date : 2007-01-01
ISBN Code : 9780615143880
Book Author : Martin C. Helldorfer
Book Publisher : Moss Communications
Total Pages : 304

Book Summary :

This AJN 2008 Book of the Year winner is a collection of reflections and affirmations based on stories that have taken place in hospitals, clinics and hospice. This gift quality, portable book supports a patient-centered care culture and is appropriate for all health care professionals

Book Title : So What Now What The Anthropology of Consciousness Responds to a World in Crisis

so what now what the anthropology of consciousness responds to a world in crisis

Release Date : 2009-05-05
ISBN Code : 9781443810531
Book Author : Matthew C. Bronson
Book Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages : 385

Book Summary :

“The greatest crisis of our times in a failure of the human imagination.” -Editors The world is currently undergoing a period of unprecedented crises on virtually every front: economic, ecological, and humanitarian. It is starkly apparent that a shift is needed in our dominant structural systems – and that by addressing the collective thinking that has created and maintained these systems, scholars can do their part to catalyze such a shift. The interdisciplinary field known as the Anthropology of Consciousness offers important insights for enacting this necessary shift. This book draws on the work of a group of diverse scholars to explore what the intersection of anthropology and consciousness studies can contribute to the “public turn” within anthropology and the academy in general. Its twelve chapters span disparate geographies and disciplinary frameworks, yet cohere in their focus on common themes such as imagination, empathy, agency, dialogue, and ethics. The answers to the question “So What? Now What?” differ for a linguistic anthropologist in the South Pacific, an environmental educator in Hawai‘i, a grant-writing anthropologist serving a refugee agency in Portland, Oregon and the founder of a girls’ school in Brazil. Nevertheless, they are united in the desire to reframe the anthropology of consciousness as an “anthropology of conscience,” and this pioneering volume is the result.

Book Title : Defining Moments

defining moments

Release Date : 2010-10-06
ISBN Code : 9780230577206
Book Author : Peter Shaw
Book Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages : 179

Book Summary :

Our lives are full of defining moments, but do we recognise them? We often fail to appreciate the significance of these moments. At work the pressure can be relentless and we can fail to enjoy these moments. The author shows how to recognise and appreciate these moments, which in turn helps us to better cope during more difficult times.

Book Title : Winners in the Second Half

winners in the second half

Release Date : 2008-09-15
ISBN Code : 9780470712481
Book Author : Julie Perigo
Book Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages : 224

Book Summary :

Later career, 'the second half of the game', is not, as it is often perceived to be, a period of decline or a black hole, but an inspirational time of Generative Leadership and a challenging opportunity for better tactics. This book explores common fears and uncertainties about the second half of the game, enabling you to feel comfortable exploring opportunities previously outside of your comfort zone and feel confident about your future. The common language and frameworks will help you to influence your organisation to create innovative new models and opportunities around leadership, both for yourself and your colleagues. Cases and stories from high profile business, public sector and sports professionals along side practical diagnoses, will inspire, show you how to take more personal control and determine what combination of things you really want in the second half - with the tools and techniques to make this happen. This is a practical leadership guide for anyone in management concerned with what their life, career and leadership capabilities will look like once they approach and enter what used to be the traditional 'retirement' age and move into the second half of the game. David Grayson, Director of the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility at Cranfield School of Management, "I know from both the demographic data across the developed world and the personal experiences of many people that I meet socially and professionally that Julie is on to something very timely with her message."

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Release Date : 2017-10-11
ISBN Code : 9785040859825
Book Author : Дуглас Коупленд
Book Publisher : Litres
Total Pages :

Book Summary :

Конец света подкрался незаметно.И, честно говоря, очень вовремя...Такова основная мысль самого постмодернистского романа Дугласа Коупленда, о котором критики писали: «Сюжет, достойный Воннегута, автор изложил в саркастической манере Брета Истона Эллиса».Реальность, фантастика и гротеск переплетаются в этом непростом и очень занятном произведении настолько тесно, что подобрать для него жанровое определение очень трудно. Его можно назвать ироничной антиутопией, социальной сатирой, интеллектуальной фантастикой и даже «романом взросления», но для читателя важнее другое: от этой книги просто невозможно оторваться.