The ONE Thing

The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

Author: Gary Keller,Jay Papasan

Publisher: Bard Press

ISBN: 1885167806

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 6812

The ONE Thing has made more than 275 appearances on national bestseller lists, including #1 Wall Street Journal, NewYork Times, and USA Today. It won 12 book awards, has been translated into 26 languages, chosen as one of the Top 5 Business Books of 2013 by Hudson’s Booksellers and one of Top 30 Business Books of 2013 by Executive Book Summaries. Voted one of Top 100 Business Books of All Time on Goodreads. People are using this simple, powerful concept to focus on what matters most in their personal and work lives. Companies are helping their employees be more productive with study groups, training, and coaching. Sales teams are boosting sales. Churches are conducting classes and recommending for their members. By focusing their energy on one thing at a time people are living more rewarding lives by building their careers, strengthening their finances, losing weight and getting in shape, deepening their faith, and nurturing stronger marriages and personal relationships. YOU WANT LESS. You want fewer distractions and less on your plate. The daily barrage of e-mails, texts, tweets, messages, and meetings distract you and stress you out. The simultaneous demands of work and family are taking a toll. And what’s the cost? Second-rate work, missed deadlines, smaller paychecks, fewer promotions—and lots of stress. AND YOU WANT MORE. You want more productivity from your work. More income for a better lifestyle. You want more satisfaction from life, and more time for yourself, your family, and your friends. NOW YOU CAN HAVE BOTH—LESS AND MORE. In The ONE Thing, you’ll learn to • cut through the clutter • achieve better results in less time • build momentum toward your goal • dial down the stress • overcome that overwhelmed feeling • revive your energy • stay on track • master what matters to you The ONE Thing delivers extraordinary results in every area of your life—work, personal, family, and spiritual. WHAT’S YOUR ONE THING?
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The One Thing

The surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results

Author: Gary Keller

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848549237

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 5836

YOU WANT LESS. You want fewer distractions and less on your plate. The daily barrage of e-mails, texts, tweets, messages, and meetings distract you and stress you out. The simultaneous demands of work and family are taking a toll. And what's the cost? Second-rate work, missed deadlines, smaller pay cheques, fewer promotions-and lots of stress. AND YOU WANT MORE. You want more productivity from your work. More income for a better lifestyle. You want more satisfaction from life, and more time for yourself, your family, and your friends. NOW YOU CAN HAVE BOTH-LESS AND MORE. In The ONE Thing, you'll learn to * cut through the clutter * achieve better results in less time * build momentum toward your goal * dial down the stress * overcome that overwhelmed feeling * revive your energy * stay on track * master what matters to you The ONE Thing is the New York Times bestseller which delivers extraordinary results in every area of your life-work, personal, family, and spiritual. WHAT'S YOUR ONE THING?
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The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

Author: Global Dogan

Publisher: DISCOZUU

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 1551

YOU WANT LESS.You want fewer distractions and less on your plate. The daily barrage of e-mails, texts, tweets, messages, and meetings distract you and stress you out. The simultaneous demands of work and family are taking a toll. And what’s the cost? Second-rate work, missed deadlines, smaller pay cheques, fewer promotions—and lots of stress. AND YOU WANT MORE.You want more productivity from your work. More income for a better lifestyle. You want more satisfaction from life, and more time for yourself, your family, and your friends.NOW YOU CAN HAVE BOTH—LESS AND MORE.In The ONE Thing, you’ll learn to* cut through the clutter* achieve better results in less time* build momentum toward your goal* dial down the stress* overcome that overwhelmed feeling * revive your energy * stay on track* master what matters to youThe ONE Thing is the New York Times bestseller which delivers extraordinary results in every area of your life—work, personal, family, and spiritual.WHAT’S YOUR ONE THING?
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The One Thing

Author: Marci Lyn Curtis

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1484719549

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4681

Maggie Sanders might be blind, but she won't invite anyone to her pity party. Ever since losing her sight six months ago, Maggie's rebellious streak has taken on a life of its own, culminating with an elaborate school prank. Maggie called it genius. The judge called it illegal. Now Maggie has a probation officer. But she isn't interested in rehabilitation, not when she's still mourning the loss of her professional-soccer dreams, and furious at her so-called friends, who lost interest in her as soon as she could no longer lead the team to victory. Then Maggie's whole world is turned upside down. Somehow, incredibly, she can see again. But only one person: Ben, a precocious ten-year-old unlike anyone she's ever met.Ben's life isn't easy, but he doesn't see limits, only possibilities. After awhile, Maggie starts to realize that losing her sight doesn't have to mean losing everything she dreamed of. Even if what she's currently dreaming of is Mason Milton, the magnetic lead singer of Maggie's new favorite band, who just happens to be Ben's brother. But when she learns the real reason she can see Ben, Maggie must find the courage to face a once-unimaginable future...before she loses everything she has grown to love.
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The One Thing You Need to Know

... About Great Managing, Great Leading and Sustained Individual Success

Author: Marcus Buckingham

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847396232

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 9087

Drawing on a wide body of research, including extensive in-depth interviews, THE ONE THING YOU NEED TO KNOW reveals the central insights that lie at the core of: Great Managing, Great Leadership and Great Careers. Buckingham uses a wealth of relevant examples to reveal that at the heart of each insight lies a controlling insight. Lose sight of this 'one thing' and all of your best efforts at managing, leading, or individual achievement will be diminished. For great managing, the controlling insight has less to do with fairness, or team building, or clear expectations (although all are important). Rather, the one thing great managers know is the need to discover and then capitalize on what is unique about each person. For leadership, the controlling insight is the opposite - discover and capitalize on what is universal to all your people, regardless of differences in personality, race, sex, or age. For sustained individual success, the controlling insight is the need to discover what you don't like doing, and know how and when to stop doing it. In every way a groundbreaking work, THE ONE THING YOU NEED TO KNOW offers crucial performance and career lessons for business people at every level.
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Just One Thing

Twelve of the World's Best Investors Reveal the One Strategy You Can't Overlook

Author: John Mauldin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118161041

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 5817

In Just One Thing, author John Mauldin offers an incomparable shortcut to prosperity: the personal guidance of an outstanding group of recognized financial experts, each offering the single most useful piece of advice garnered from years of investing. Conversational rather than technical in tone, each contributor’s personal principle for success is illustrated with entertaining and illuminating real-life stories.
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The One Thing: That Changes Everything

Author: Ettie Shapiro

Publisher: EME Press

ISBN: 098429533X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 76

View: 6415

In this delightfully simple yet realistic book, life and business coach Shapiro has distilled a quarter-century's experience with clients, thereby providing concrete steps for handling negative communication and strategies for increasing optimism.
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The One Thing

Passing Faith Onto Children

Author: Matthew Kelly

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1937509052

Category: Religion

Page: 64

View: 3893

I sat there last night holding my son Walter longer than usual, and, in the midst of my thoughts and prayers, I was filled with questions. They were questions about passing faith onto children: Will my son grow to appreciate the Catholic faith the way I do? Will he attend church joyfully? Will he go through a rebellious stage? Will he reject the faith of his parents and leave the Catholic Church? Will he be attracted to another religion? Will the secularism of today s culture turn him away from organized religion altogether? --- Excerpt from The One Thing --- In this deeply personal bestseller, Matthew Kelly reflects on the challenges of passing faith onto children. Written just ten-months after the birth of his first child, he writes about his own faith, why religion has played such a powerful role throughout history, why so many people are leaving the Catholic Church today, and the hopes he has for his son when it comes to the spiritual life. Kelly writes, Religion is the primary humanizing force in a person, in a society, in history. In my own experience this is particularly true of the Catholic form of Christianity. Catholicism makes me a-better-version-of-myself. It makes me more human. But ultimately his reflection centers on a single question, If I could teach my son one thing that would ensure his appreciation of Catholicism, what would it be? As always Kelly’s ideas are engaging and challenging, but writing for the first time as a father it is clear that he is growing in new and fascinating ways.
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The One Good Thing

A Novel

Author: Kevin Alan Milne

Publisher: Center Street

ISBN: 1455510076

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7773

For as long as Halley Steen has known her husband Nathan, he has carried a handful of stones in his pocket. Each day he uses those stones to remind him to follow the Golden Rule, moving a stone from one pocket to the other with each act of kindness. So it's not unusual that Nathan stops to help a stranger on the side of the highway while on his way to his son's football game one Friday evening. But that one act will change all of their lives forever, when a car hydroplanes off the road, killing Nathan instantly. As Halley and her children Ty and Alice struggle with their grief, Nathan's spiritual legacy lives on. A Facebook page appears, where countless stories about Nathan's selfless acts are shared. But among them is one that stands out, from a woman who says that Nathan saved her life. Neither Halley nor her children have ever heard of Madeline Zuckerman. But soon Halley discovers years of e-mails from this woman to her husband on his computer that refer to "our little girl." How could her husband have kept the secret of this other child for their entire marriage? Why had he lied to her? Was he not the man she thought he was? Only thirteen-year-old Alice maintains unwavering faith in her father. She knows there's an explanation. When she sets out to find Madeline and learn the truth, she will start to unravel the complex story of The One Good Thing Nathan Steen did that had the greatest impact of all.
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The One Thing More

Author: Anne Perry

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480409251

Category: Fiction

Page: 406

View: 4401

A royalist out to save Louis XVI from the guillotine is murdered in this mystery set in revolutionary France by a New York Times–bestselling master. Célie Laurent stands in the convention hall of the French Republic, watching the deputies vote one by one. Most of them have just one word to say: “Death.” As the night wears on, the outcome of the vote moves beyond doubt, and Louis XVI is condemned to the guillotine. Célie will have just four days to save the king’s life. As the Revolution reaches a fever pitch, Célie falls in with a group of royalists who are willing to do whatever it takes to keep France from killing its king. Their plan is daring, but just might work—until the group’s leader is murdered in cold blood. Somewhere among the royalists lies a traitor, and Célie and her friends must find him soon, lest they lose their heads before Louis loses his. From the New York Times–bestselling author of the William Monk and Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series, acclaimed for her atmospheric historical settings, The One Thing More is a fascinating tale of suspense.
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The One Thing

66 Day Workbook

Author: Steven Monahan

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540856142

Category:

Page: 148

View: 3746

The top 1% of all books on Amazon. Answering the questions: -How do I want to spend my days? -What should my One Thing be? -Why do I want my One Thing? -How will I achieve it? -Do I possess the Will to Win? -Do I give up too soon? -Can I adapt and shift in today's times? -Do I have self-defeating habits? -Can I change bad habits? - How do you want to spend your days? Above all else, what is the most important one thing for you to spend your days doing? One day when you look back on your life here will you say you lived the life you wanted? Did you create the highest and best version of you? Of the many things you did, what will be the One Thing that really defined you? What was the one thing that made it wonderful for you, and for those you loved that you walked your chosen path in this amazing place we call life? No matter your age, no matter your circumstances, you can still create and live that kind of life now. You are never too young, or too old to change. Each day is a new start. No matter what setbacks may have occurred you can overcome them if you do not stop. Do not stop three feet from gold.
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The One Thing Holding You Back

Unleashing the Power of Emotional Connection

Author: Raphael Cushnir

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061977799

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 2566

"By the time you finish this book, there will be nothing holding you back."—from the Introduction Most people have a vision for their lives that they're not pursuing, half-heartedly pursuing, or pursuing with all their might yet somehow falling short. This vision can be modest or grand. It may involve breaking free of a destructive habit or finding a truly healthy relationship. It might have to do with making a real difference in the world or helping to lead a company to extraordinary success. In The One Thing Holding You Back, Raphael Cushnir, a leading voice in the world of personal and professional development, reveals that whenever people aren't living their dreams it's because they're not yet willing and able to feel specific emotions related to those dreams. Once we access and understand these emotions, our dreams can and will come true. Cushnir asserts that mere emotional awareness, commonly referred to as emotional intelligence, is not enough. For maximum benefit we must directly and consistently connect with our emotions. In particular, we need to connect with the emotions we routinely avoid, resist, or attempt to dismiss. It's these emotions that possess the key to our greatest goals. And learning to connect with them is another rarely taught but essential skill. The One Thing Holding You Back provides real solutions that can be implemented immediately and without external support and includes true stories of people who have put Cushnir's process to work and transformed their lives. Delivering a step-by-step program in accessible language, this landmark book will turn the obstacles in front of us into tremendous opportunities for achieving the life we always wanted.
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The One Thing Is Three

How the Most Holy Trinity Explains Everything

Author: Father Michael E. Gaitley MIC,Father Michael E. Gaitley (M.I.C.)

Publisher: Marian Press

ISBN: 9781596142602

Category: Philosophy

Page: 394

View: 8385

With humor and ease, Father Michael Gaitley, MIC, deftly unlocks the "one thing," the key to the Church's wisdom, and the greatest mystery of the Catholic faith: the Most Holy Trinity. Far from being a scholarly or academic read, The "One Thing" is Three makes deep theology accessible to every-day Catholics. What's more, it makes even what's familiar or forgotten appear in a way that's new, exciting, and relevant. Thus, The "One Thing" is Three brings its readers a unique and powerful experience of the faith. It's the perfect book for the Year of Faith.
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SHIFT: How Top Real Estate Agents Tackle Tough Times (PAPERBACK)

Author: Gary Keller,Dave Jenks,Jay Papasan

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071605274

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 9618

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WALL STREET JOURNAL BUSINESS BESTSELLER USA TODAY MONEY BESTSELLER "Tough times make or break people. My friend Gary teaches you how to make the tragic into magic. Read & reap from this great book." --Mark Victor Hansen, Co-creator, #1 New York Times best selling series Chicken Soup for the Soul Co-author, Cracking the Millionaire Code, The One Minute Millionaire, and Cash in a Flash. Author, Richest Kids in America "Real estate buyers and sellers have to SHIFT their mindset to new and more creative strategies in this challenging real estate market. This book shows them excellent ways to survive and thrive." --Robert Allen, author of the New York Times bestsellers Nothing Down, Creating Wealth, Multiple Streams of Income and The One Minute Millionaire. "Change happens. It's natural. It's ever present. It's reoccurring. So when markets shift you need to as well. No one explains this better in the real estate industry than my good friend Gary Keller and his team of talented co-authors. Their latest book, SHIFT, is perfect for all real estate professionals. It captures the very essence of a shifting housing market and what Realtors need to do to thrive therein. SHIFT will help you alter your focus and your actions to ensure that you get your head back in the game and increase your market share, irrespective of strong or weak market conditions. It's a great book – read it today." --Stefan Swanepoel, author of Swanepoel TRENDS Report, 2006-2009 "Need help weathering the storm in today's real estate market? If so, reach for Gary Keller's new book, Shift-- it's the lifesaver you need today to thrive tomorrow. Shift is rich in easy-to-understand strategies, charts, and illustrations that show you exactly what you need to do to thrive in today's very challenging and 'shifted' real estate market." --Bernice Ross, Inman News The Millionaire Real Estate Series More than 1,000,000 copies sold! SHIFTS happen... Markets shift, and you can too. Sometimes you'll shift in response to a falling market, and other times you'll shift to take your business to the next level. Both can transform your business and your life. You can change your thinking, your focus, your actions, and, ultimately, your results to get back in the game and ahead of the competition. The tactics that jump-start your business in tough times will power it forward in good times. No matter the market-shift! SHIFT explores twelve proven strategies for achieving success in any real estate market, including Master the Market of the Moment: Short Sales, Foreclosures, and REOs Create Urgency: Overcoming Buyer Reluctance Re-Margin Your Business: Expense Management Find the Motivated: Lead Generation Expand the Options: Creative Financing
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The Millionaire Real Estate Agent

Author: Gary Keller,Dave Jenks,Jay Papasan

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071502085

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 7569

Take your real estate career to the highest level! "Whether you are just getting started or a veteran in the business, The Millionaire Real Estate Agent is the step-by-step handbook for seeking excellence in your profession and in your life." --Mark Victor Hansen, cocreator, #1 New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul "This book presents a new paradigm for real estate and should be required reading for real estate professionals everywhere." --Robert T. Kiyosaki, New York Times bestselling author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad The Millionaire Real Estate Agent explains: Three concepts that drive production Economic, organizational, and lead generation models that are the foundations of any high-achiever's business How to "Earn a Million," "Net a Million," and "Receive a Million" in annual income
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The One Thing I Know

Author: Keelan Ellis

Publisher: Ninestar Press, LLC

ISBN: 9781947139640

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

View: 1203

Talented studio musician, Henry Cole, is offered the dream job of touring with popular rock band, the Vulgar Details. Things aren't all rosy, though, as he is hired to replace Dell Miller, creative force behind the band, who recently flamed-out in a car accident. Henry is all too aware that he's no replacement for someone like Dell. He's not the only one who feels that way, either. Terry Blackwood, band front man, has been giving him a hard time even before the tour start. He seems to resent Henry's presence beyond all reason. What Henry doesn't know is that Terry and Dell's relationship was both intensely close and fraught with conflict. Terry's grief over Dell's death is overwhelming and threatens to destroy not only the band but his life. It doesn't help that the new member of the band makes him feel things he doesn't want to. Worse, when he sings, Henry sounds just like the man Terry cared so deeply for. With so much at stake, everything could come crashing down around them and mean the end for the Vulgar Details. Or, just maybe, Henry and Terry will find the one thing they need most. Sometimes redemption comes from the last place you expect to find it.
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Exactly What to Say

The Magic Words for Influence and Impact

Author: Phil M. Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692881958

Category: Influence (Psychology)

Page: 148

View: 7567

Often the decision between a customer choosing you over someone like you is your ability to know exactly what to say, when to say it, and how to make it count. Phil M. Jones has trained more than two million people across five continents and over fifty countries in the lost art of spoken communication. In Exactly What to Say, he delivers the tactics you need to get more of what you want. Best-selling author and multiple award-winner Phil M. Jones is highly regarded as one of the world's leading sales trainers. He has trained more than two million people across five continents and fifty-six countries and coached some of the biggest global brands in the lost art of spoken communication. In 2013 he won the British Excellence in Sales and Marketing Award for Sales Trainer of the Year, the youngest-ever recipient of that honor. He has also written a series of best-selling books and developed a number of online training courses that have enrolled tens of thousands of members around the world. Phil divides his time between London and New York. Praise for Exactly What to Say: "Abracadabra--you are a millionaire! That is what will happen if you follow the advice from Phil Jones in this book." --Jeffrey Hayzlett, primetime TV and podcast host, chairman of C-Suite Network "Indeed, the right words spoken the right way, while perhaps not actually magic, can sure have the results of such." --Bob Burg, co-author of The Go-Giver "I think Phil says it best himself at the end of this fabulous read: "Everything you have learned in this book is simple, easy to do and works." It's tried and tested, proven and guaranteed to help you get your own way more often." --Philip Hesketh, professional speaker and author on the psychology of persuasion and influence "If you want to get prospects, clients, colleagues, bosses or anybody to say "yes" to what you want, I have three magic words of advice for you: "Get this book!" --Sylvie di Giusto, keynote speaker and corporate image consultant "This book is packed with ideas and easy-to-implement suggestions that will assist any individual in obtaining the outcomes they require from the conversations they have." --Grant Leboff, CEO, StickyMarketing.com "Exactly What to Say is packed full of real-world solutions that will lead you to achieving the outcomes you desire in life and business." --Richard Dixon, director, Holidaysplease "If you want to sell more and influence better, then this book is as close as you'll get to a magic wand or silver bullet to success!" --Rob Brown, founder Networking Coaching Academy and bestselling author of Build Your Reputation "Phil Jones helps uncover the truth in complex selling situations. These powerful phrases demonstrate how to influence others with integrity while never seeming pushy. You'll use these gems each and every day." --Ian Altman, co-author of Same Side Selling, Forbes.com columnist "Exactly What to Say could replace just about every other book on human behavior--it's that useful." --John Jantsch, author of Duct Tape Marketing "In this short but powerpacked book, [Jones] shares how to use certain key phrases to help you with the winning edge." --Bryan Eisenberg, NYT bestselling author of Waiting for Your Cat to Bark? and Be Like Amazon "Exactly What to Say is a must-read for anyone looking to be more persuasive in their business and personal lives." --Seth Price, bestselling author of The Road to Recognition
Posted in Influence (Psychology)

The Millionaire Real Estate Investor

Author: Gary Keller,Dave Jenks,Jay Papasan

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071469531

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 5987

“This book is not just a bargain, it’s a steal. It’s filled with practical, workable advice for anyone wanting to build wealth.”—Mike Summey, co-author of the bestselling The Weekend Millionaire’s Secrets to Investing in Real Estate Anyone who seeks financial wealth must first learn the fundamental truths and models that drive it. The Millionaire Real Estate Investor represents the collected wisdom and experience of over 100 millionaire investors from all walks of life who pursued financial wealth and achieved the life-changing freedom it delivers. This book--in straightforward, no nonsense, easy-to-read style--reveals their proven strategies. The Millionaire Real Estate Investor is your handbook to the tried and true financial wealth building vehicle that rewards patience and perseverance and is available to all--real estate. You'll learn: Myths about money and investing that hold people back and how to develop the mindset of a millionaire investor How to develop sound criteria for identifying great real estate investment opportunities How to zero in on the key terms of any transaction and achieve the best possible deals How to develop the "dream team" that will help you build your millionaire investment business Proven models and strategies millionaire investors use to track their net worth, understand their finances, build their network, lead generate for properties and acquire them The Millionaire Real Estate Investor is about you and your money. It's about your financial potential. It's about discovering the millionaire investor in you.
Posted in Business & Economics

The Answer

Grow Any Business, Achieve Financial Freedom, and Live an Extraordinary Life

Author: John Assaraf,Murray Smith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416562052

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 6287

A key team member behind The Secret and his business partner offer the specific tools and mental strategies to help readers leap ahead in any career or business venture and achieve major financial success. In this visionary work, New York Times bestselling author John Assaraf and business guru Murray Smith reinvent the business book for the twenty-first century. Two of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world, they combine forces to bring their special insights and techniques together in a revolutionary guide for success in the modern business environment. Assaraf and Smith know how to minimize risk and maximize success, and The Answer provides a framework for sharing their wisdom, experience, and skills with the millions of people who want to accomplish their own dreams in life. Using cutting-edge research into brain science and quantum physics, they show how readers can actually rewire their brains for success and create the kind of extraordinary lives they want. By teaching readers how to attract and use newly discovered "uncommon" senses to achieve business success, the authors demonstrate the beliefs, habits, thoughts, and actions that they have used to build eighteen multimillion-dollar companies. Any reader who follows this step-by-step process to build his or her career will experience an enormous life transformation and reach an exceptional level of living.
Posted in Business & Economics

A Geography Of Time

On Tempo, Culture, And The Pace Of Life

Author: Robert N. Levine

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0786722533

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 5055

In this engaging and spirited book, eminent social psychologist Robert Levine asks us to explore a dimension of our experience that we take for granted—our perception of time. When we travel to a different country, or even a different city in the United States, we assume that a certain amount of cultural adjustment will be required, whether it's getting used to new food or negotiating a foreign language, adapting to a different standard of living or another currency. In fact, what contributes most to our sense of disorientation is having to adapt to another culture's sense of time.Levine, who has devoted his career to studying time and the pace of life, takes us on an enchanting tour of time through the ages and around the world. As he recounts his unique experiences with humor and deep insight, we travel with him to Brazil, where to be three hours late is perfectly acceptable, and to Japan, where he finds a sense of the long-term that is unheard of in the West. We visit communities in the United States and find that population size affects the pace of life—and even the pace of walking. We travel back in time to ancient Greece to examine early clocks and sundials, then move forward through the centuries to the beginnings of ”clock time” during the Industrial Revolution. We learn that there are places in the world today where people still live according to ”nature time,” the rhythm of the sun and the seasons, and ”event time,” the structuring of time around happenings(when you want to make a late appointment in Burundi, you say, ”I'll see you when the cows come in”).Levine raises some fascinating questions. How do we use our time? Are we being ruled by the clock? What is this doing to our cities? To our relationships? To our own bodies and psyches? Are there decisions we have made without conscious choice? Alternative tempos we might prefer? Perhaps, Levine argues, our goal should be to try to live in a ”multitemporal” society, one in which we learn to move back and forth among nature time, event time, and clock time. In other words, each of us must chart our own geography of time. If we can do that, we will have achieved temporal prosperity.
Posted in Social Science