Allen Carr's international bestseller, The Easy Way to Stop Smoking, has sold more than 11 million copies worldwide and helped turn countless smokers into non-smokers. The Little Book of Quitting crystallizes 120 key points of the Allen Carr Easyway Method in a concise and readily accessible format. Carr's Method can enable any smoker to quit easily and painlessly without needing willpower, suffering withdrawal pangs, feeling deprived, or gaining weight. The perfect pocket refresher for those already applying Allen Carr's Easyway Method or a great starting point for anyone who wants to quit the Easyway. Praise for Allen Carr's Easyway: "Allen Carr explodes the myth that giving up smoking is difficult." - The Times "A different approach. A stunning success." - The Sun "The Allen Carr Method is totally unique." - GQ Magazine "I found it not only easy but unbelievably enjoyable to stay stopped." - Sir Anthony Hopkins
Author: Leo Babauta
Publisher: Waking Lion Press
Want to change your life? Start small. 52 Changes, by Leo Babauta, of Zen Habits fame, suggests 52 changes you can make in a year, one change per week. The author writes, "This isn't a self-improvement book. It's an experimentation book. It's a change lab. It's a way to explore yourself, to figure out what works best for you, to get out of your comfort zone, to learn how to change, and to be OK with change. It's about living in a way that will give you the greatest fulfillment, help you help the world, and live more fully and in the present." Whether you need help with finances, time management, creativity, or cleaning your closet, Leo Babauta offers solid, helpful, friendly advice about making small changes that can make a big difference!
Author: James Howe, Randy Cecil
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Despite her size and not having the proper footwear, a determined dinosaur pursues her dream of becoming a ballerina.
With the moral stamina and intellectual pose of a twentieth-century Titan, this slightly built, duitful, unassuming chemist set out systematically to remember the German hell on earth, steadfastly to think it through, and then to render it comprehensible in lucid, unpretentious prose. He was profoundly in touch with the minutest workings of the most endearing human events and with the most contempible. What has survived in Levi's writing isn't just his memory of the unbearable, but also, in THE PERIODIC TABLE and THE WRENCH, his delight in what made the world exquisite to him. He was himself a "magically endearing man, the most delicately forceful enchanter I've ever known" - PHILIP ROTH
The Sleeping Dictionary
Author: Sujata Massey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From an award-winning novelist, a stunning portrait of late Raj India—a sweeping saga and a love story set against a background of huge political and cultural upheaval. YOU ASK FOR MY NAME, THE REAL ONE, AND I CANNOT TELL. IT IS NOT FOR LACK OF EFFORT. In 1930, a great ocean wave blots out a Bengali village, leaving only one survivor, a young girl. As a maidservant in a British boarding school, Pom is renamed Sarah and discovers her gift for languages. Her private dreams almost die when she arrives in Kharagpur and is recruited into a secretive, decadent world. Eventually, she lands in Calcutta, renames herself Kamala, and creates a new life rich in books and friends. But although success and even love seem within reach, she remains trapped by what she is . . . and is not. As India struggles to throw off imperial rule, Kamala uses her hard-won skills—for secrecy, languages, and reading the unspoken gestures of those around her—to fight for her country’s freedom and her own happiness.
The New Leaders
Author: Paolo A.Ruggeri
Publisher: Engage Editore
«The motivational drive that led me to write my first book, THE NEW LEADERS, sprang from the need to understand group dynamics and how to manage groups successfully: improving others and above all helping them to live a better, more fulfilling and proactive life. After all, people’s success is measured by the success of those around them.» Paolo Ruggeri This book, written in simple and stimulating language, is the fruit of over ten years of research. It provides an analytical description of the successful solutions adopted by managers and entrepreneurs who have been successful in creating groups of extremely motivated and productive people. The book is divided into three parts. In the first part we analyze a number of factors and causes that lead the manager’s effectiveness to decline; in the second part we provide a very detailed analysis of staff motivation; the third and last part analyzes the character and philosophy of the motivational manager and company. It includes case histories of companies that have successfully resolved personnel management problems, providing many practical examples that every manager and entrepreneur can immediately apply in order to improve their staff’s productivity.
Author: Bernardo Nicoletti
This book explores the ways in which the adoption of new paradigms, processes, and technologies can lead to greater revenue, cost efficiency and control, as well as improved business agility in the insurance industry.
Nature for Sale
Author: Giovanna Ricoveri
Publisher: Pluto Press
Nature for Sale uncovers the rich heritage of common ownership which existed before the dominance of capitalist property relations. Giovanna Ricoveri argues that the subsistence commons of the past can be reinvented today to provide an alternative to the current destructive economic order. Ricoveri outlines the distinct features of common ownership as it has existed in history: cooperation, sustainable use of natural resources and decision-making through direct democracy. In doing so, she shows how it is possible to provide goods and services which are not commodities exchanged on the capitalistic market, something still demonstrated today in village communities across the global South. Tracing the erosion of the commons from the European enclosures at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution to the new enclosures of modern capitalism, the book concludes by arguing that a new commons is needed today. It will be essential reading for activists as well as students and academics in history, politics, economics and development studies.
"I am happy to be able at last to place in the hands of the profession the long-delayed second edition of this work. It is not entirely a new work, many chapters remain entirely unaltered; many others, however, have undergone correction and remodelling, and, in particular, great additions have been made, which I hope may be considered as adding to the value of the work. Fewest changes have been necessary in the description of the special forms of insanity: melancholia, mania, dementia, & c, have indeed remained the same since 1845. Most alterations and additions occur in the parts relating to etiology, pathological anatomy, the anatomy of the brain, the psychological introduction, the complications of insanity, and treatment. An entirely new section on the general diagnosis of mental disease has been added, and also a section on idiocy and cretinism"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).
The B Corp Handbook
Author: Ryan Honeyman
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Join a Growing movement: Learn how you can join a fast-growing global movement to redefine success in business—led by well-known icons like Patagonia and Ben & Jerry’s as well as disruptive upstarts like Warby Parker and Etsy—recently covered by the New York Times, the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, and Inc. Build a better business: Drawing on best practices from 100+ B Corps, this book shows that using business as a force for good can help distinguish your company in a crowded market, attract and retain the best employees, and increase customer trust, loyalty, and evangelism for your brand. More than 1,000 companies from 80 industries and 30 countries are leading a global movement to redefine success in business. They’re called B Corporations—B Corps for short—and these businesses create high-quality jobs, help build stronger communities, and restore the environment, all while generating solid financial returns. Author and B Corp owner Ryan Honeyman worked closely with over 100 B Corp CEOs and senior executives to share their tips, advice, and best-practice ideas for how to build a better business and how to meet the rigorous standards for—and enjoy the benefits of—B Corp certification. This book makes the business case for improving your social and environmental performance and offers a step-by-step “quick start guide” on how your company can join an innovative and rapidly expanding community of businesses that want to make money and make a difference.
Big World, Small Planet
Author: Johan Rockstrom, Mattias Klum
Publisher: Yale University Press
Rich Dad's Cashflow Quadrant
Author: Robert T. Kiyosaki, Sharon L. Lechter
Publisher: Business Plus
This work will reveal why some people work less, earn more, pay less in taxes, and feel more financially secure than others.
Business history needs a shake-up, Philip Scranton and Patrick Fridenson argue, as many businesses go global and cultural contexts become critical. Reimagining Business History prods practitioners to take new approaches to entrepreneurial intentions, company scale, corporate strategies, local infrastructure, employee well-being, use of resources, and long-term environmental consequences. During the past half century, the history of American business became an unusually active and rewarding field of scholarship, partly because of the primacy of postwar American capital, at home and abroad, and the rise of a consumer culture but also because of the theoretical originality of Alfred D. Chandler. In a field long given over to banal company histories and biographies of tycoons, Chandler took the subject seriously enough to ask about the large patterns and causes of corporate success. Chandler and his students found the richest material for theorizing about the course of business history in large companies and their institutional structures and cultures. Meantime, Scranton and others found smaller firms, those specializing in batch work as opposed to mass-produced goods, far closer to the norm and more telling. Scranton and Fridenson believe that the time has come for a sweeping rethinking of the field, its materials, and the kinds of questions its practitioners should be asking. How can this field develop in an age of global markets, growing information technology, and diminishing resources? A transnational collaboration between two senior scholars, Reimagining Business History offers direction in forty-four short, pithy essays. -- Paul Duguid, University of California, Berkeley
Riding the Bullet
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From international bestseller Stephen King the first ebook ever published—a novella about a young man who hitches a ride with a driver from the other side. Riding the Bullet is “a ghost story in the grand manner” from the bestselling author of Bag of Bones, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, and The Green Mile—a short story about a young man who hitches a ride with a driver from the other side.
The Lost Science of Money
Author: Stephen Zarlenga
Publisher: Amer Monetary Inst Charitable trust