Author: Volker Kitz
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
»Wenn Arbeit so toll ist, warum bezahlt ihr uns dafür?« – Eine Streitschrift für mehr Gelassenheit und Ehrlichkeit im Arbeitsleben Arbeit soll Spaß machen, Erfüllung bringen, Selbstverwirklichung und Glück. »Finde deinen Traumjob«, »Von Beruf zur Berufung«, »Folge deiner Leidenschaft« – so die Verheißungen von Jobratgebern und Coaches. Und kaum eine Stellenanzeige, die nicht von »spannender Herausforderung« spricht. Gesellschaftlicher Konsens ist: Nur wer leidenschaftlich arbeitet, liefert gute Ergebnisse und wird glücklich. Alles Quatsch, sagt SPIEGEL-Bestsellerautor Volker Kitz (u.a. ›Das Frustjobkillerbuch‹). Solch eine Wunderwelt hält dem Realitätscheck nicht stand. Allein in Deutschland schieben mehr als 30 Millionen Menschen Frust im Job. Egal, ob im Büro, am Fließband oder hinter der Theke, viele fragen sich: Was läuft falsch bei mir, wenn ich beim Arbeiten keine Leidenschaft spüre? Sie suchen, grübeln und verzweifeln, weil in ihrem Leben etwas nicht »stimmt«. Mit messerscharfem Verstand zerlegt Volker Kitz ein Glaubensgerüst, das bisher kaum jemand anzweifelt. Seine These: Nicht die Arbeit macht unglücklich, sondern die Lügen, die wir uns darüber erzählen. Er erklärt, warum wir besser und zufriedener arbeiten, wenn wir für unseren Job nicht brennen.
Author: Margot Morrell, Stephanie Capparell
Lead your business to survival and success by following the example of legendary explorer Ernest Shackleton Sir Ernest Shackleton has been called "the greatest leader that ever came on God's earth, bar none" for saving the lives of the twenty-seven men stranded with him in the Antarctic for almost two years. Because of his courageous actions, he remains to this day a model for great leadership and masterful crisis management. Now, through anecdotes, the diaries of the men in his crew, and Shackleton's own writing, Shackleton's leadership style and time-honored principles are translated for the modern business world. Written by two veteran business observers and illustrated with ship photographer Frank Hurley's masterpieces and other rarely seen photos, this practical book helps today's leaders follow Shackleton's triumphant example. "An important addition to any leader's library." -Seattle Times
Soldan's Geschichte der HexenprozesseHeinrich Heppeit. »Die wahnwitzigen, vom bösen Geist gefatzten Mütterlinen, welchen der Dachstuhl verrückt ist, so doch keine sonderbare Missethat begangen, hat man ohn alles Erbarmen in tiefe, finstere Thürn geworfen, für Gericht gestellt, zum Tod verdammt und endlich in dem Rauch gen Himmel geschickt, aus Ursach, dass man allein auf ihr blosse Bekanntniss und Bericht aushin führe, auch nicht genugsam, was zwischen einer Unholden und einer Giftköcherin Unterschieds sei, erwäge.« »Von der Art der Prozesse kommt es, dass solche arme, geplagte Leut viel lieber einmal im Feuer sterben wollen, denn so unmenschlicher Weise so vielmal aus einander gestreckt und unverschuldter Weise geplagt und gemartert zu werden. Noch wollen's etwan die unbarmherzigen Leute und Peiniger nicht erkennen, dass oftmals unschuldig Blut vergossen und durch die grosse Pein hingerichtet worden. Denn wenn die Armen, wie oftmals geschieht, von der schweren Tortur ihre leiblichen Kräfte verlieWe are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.
The Speed of Trust
Author: Stephen M. R. Covey, Covey, Rebecca R. Merrill
50 Jobs Worse Than Yours
Author: Justin Racz
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Guaranteed to make you grateful for the job you have and thankful for the one you don't. From Saddam Hussein Double to Telemarketing Script Writer to the guy who operates the "It's a Small World After All" ride, satirist Justin Racz has spanned the globe to find fifty jobs worse than yours, so we can all feel better about our own. Featuring fifty color photos of the awful, the pitiful, the hysterical jobs out there, and all their undesirable employment details, Fifty Jobs Worse Than Yours is the perfect gift for anyone stuck in a nine-to-five grind who needs to remember why it could be a whole, whole lot worse.
Author: Douglas Coupland
Publisher: Isbn Edizioni
Fish! for Life
Author: Stephen C. Lundin, John Christensen, Harry Paul
Publisher: Hachette Books
There's a new FISH! in the pond! Here's a brilliant parable for everyone who wants to lead a fuller, happier life illions of business people have already used the bestselling FISH! books to improve the way they work. Now, the authors turn their attention to life's daily personal challenges, helping readers deal with them simply and effectively. By applying the FISH! principles of Play, Make Their Day, Choose Your Attitude, and Be Present, FISH! for Life shows readers how to confront life's issues and to reach their full potential. With advice on such life issues as weight loss, personal finance, and relationships, the book is a road map for achieving personal happiness and well-being in all areas of life. After all, life shouldn't be work.
Since 1901 there have been over three hundred recipients of the Nobel Prize in the sciences. Only ten of them -- about 3 percent -- have been women. Why? In this updated version of Nobel Prize Women in Science, Sharon Bertsch McGrayne explores the reasons for this astonishing disparity by examining the lives and achievements of fifteen women scientists who either won a Nobel Prize or played a crucial role in a Nobel Prize - winning project. The book reveals the relentless discrimination these women faced both as students and as researchers. Their success was due to the fact that they were passionately in love with science. The book begins with Marie Curie, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in physics. Readers are then introduced to Christiane Nusslein-Volhard, Emmy Noether, Lise Meitner, Barbara McClintock, Chien-Shiung Wu, and Rosalind Franklin. These and other remarkable women portrayed here struggled against gender discrimination, raised families, and became political and religious leaders. They were mountain climbers, musicians, seamstresses, and gourmet cooks. Above all, they were strong, joyful women in love with discovery. Nobel Prize Women in Science is a startling and revealing look into the history of science and the critical and inspiring role that women have played in the drama of scientific progress.
10 Mindful Minutes
Author: Goldie Hawn, Wendy Holden
Across the country, the revolutionary MindUP program, developed under the auspices of the Hawn Foundation, established by Goldie Hawn, is teaching children vital social and emotional skills. By understanding how their brains work, children discover wheretheir emotions come from and become more self-aware. They learn to appreciate the sensory aspects of their lives and to value the positive effects of mindfulness, compassion, and kindness. This, in turn, empowers them to manage and reduce their own stress--and helps them be happy. Those who have seen the effects of this program have been eager to learn how to implement it in their own homes and use its practices for themselves, too. Here, for the first time, its secrets are being shared with all parents and children.--From publisher description.
Tricks of the Trade
Author: Franklin W. Dixon
When Frank and Joe go to New York for a magic seminar, they have to learn the tricks of the trade in order to track down a safecracker.
Supernerds (English Edition)
Author: William Binney, Edward Snowden, Julian Pรถrksen, Angela Richter, Julian Assange, Thomas Drake, Jesselyn Radack, Daniel Ellsberg
'It's a type of reorganization or infection of humanity's thought system, the way humanity talks to itself, the way a society thinks. It's like everyone simultaneously is taking LSD.' Julian Assange 'No one is more hopelessly enslaved than those who think they're free.' Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Ever since Edward Snowden's NSA disclosures, the might of the secret services and the helplessness of everyday citizens are there all around us for everyone to see. But who is taking up the fight against global surveillance and the erosion of democracy? Theater director Angela Richter has conducted in-depth interviews with a number of well-known whistleblowers and internet activists - the 'Supernerds'. Conversations with Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, Daniel Ellsberg, Jesselyn Radack, William Binney, Jeremy Hammond and Thomas Drake, an Essay by Barrett Brown and drawings by Daniel Richter.
The Lost Manuscript
Author: Gustav Freytag
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
The Lillian Lectures
Author: Wendy Agnew
Publisher: Coach House Books
Hide under your bed! Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret meets South Park in The Lillian Lectures, a collection of short poems and cheerfully nasty illustrations that will turn your universe on its head. Remember how strange you thought sex and God were when you were little? Six-year-old Melanie is weirder and naughtier than you ever were, and now she's passing her wealth of wacky wisdom on to her little sister, Lillian. Your mom would never let you play with them, but you sure would have wanted to; Melanie is the ultimate bad influence.