THE SMARTEST KIDS IN THE WORLD AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY

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The Smartest Kids In The World

Author : Amanda Ripley
ISBN : 9781451654431
Genre : Education
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Following three teenagers who chose to spend one school year living in Finland, South Korea, and Poland, a literary journalist recounts how attitudes, parenting, and rigorous teaching have revolutionized these countries' education results.
Category: Education

Leaders Eat Last

Author : Simon Sinek
ISBN : 9781101623039
Genre : Business & Economics
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The New York Times bestseller by the acclaimed, bestselling author of Start With Why and Together is Better. Now with an expanded chapter and appendix on leading millennials, based on Simon Sinek's viral video "Millenials in the workplace" (150+ million views). Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders create environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things. In his work with organizations around the world, Simon Sinek noticed that some teams trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Other teams, no matter what incentives are offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why? The answer became clear during a conversation with a Marine Corps general. "Officers eat last," he said. Sinek watched as the most junior Marines ate first while the most senior Marines took their place at the back of the line. What's symbolic in the chow hall is deadly serious on the battlefield: Great leaders sacrifice their own comfort--even their own survival--for the good of those in their care. Too many workplaces are driven by cynicism, paranoia, and self-interest. But the best ones foster trust and cooperation because their leaders build what Sinek calls a "Circle of Safety" that separates the security inside the team from the challenges outside. Sinek illustrates his ideas with fascinating true stories that range from the military to big business, from government to investment banking.
Category: Business & Economics

The Least You Should Know About English Writing Skills Form A

Author : Paige Wilson
ISBN : 9781413033816
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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For thirty years, students have mastered writing basics with Wilson and Glazier's THE LEAST YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ENGLISH: WRITING SKILLS, FORM A. Uncomplicated, well established, and student tested, the tenth edition continues to cover the basics of spelling, word choice, sentence structure, and punctuation, as well as more advanced topics, such as argumentation and summarizing skills, in a brief, clear, easy-to-follow way. Each concept includes concise explanations and numerous exercises (with corresponding answers in the back of the book for immediate feedback) so students quickly grasp and reinforce the subject matter. Popular Continuous Discourse exercises use tidbits from history, literature, science, and current events to engage students in the concept being explored. Once the course ends, the text's brevity makes it an excellent reference tool that students can continue to use. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Unthinkable

Author : Amanda Ripley
ISBN : 1847945279
Genre : Crisis intervention (Mental health services)
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Have you ever wondered how you would react to a disaster? Do you think you would be paralysed with fear, like the diplomat who froze, drink still in hand, as terrorists invaded the Dominican Republic's embassy in Colombia in 1980? Or might you find yourself pretending it hadn't happened, like the 9/11 survivor whose first instinct on feeling the shockwaves of the plane crashing into her building was to stay put? Or then again might you suddenly find hidden strengths in yourself, like Joe Stiley, who not only escaped from a dreadful plane wreck, but also managed to survive thirty minutes in the freezing Potomac river waiting for rescue vehicles to arrive? InThe Unthinkable,award-winning journalist Amanda Ripley talks to risk analysts, psychologists and survivors of some of the most harrowing catastrophes in history in order to piece together how people react in a crisis and why they behave the way they do. She demonstrates that responses ranging from paralysed shock through to frenzied action can be clearly categorised and explained, as can the stages through which most people go when suddenly faced with a disaster - initial denial, cautious deliberation, final decision. She compellingly shows how the rational and irrational parts of our brains interact when put under pressure, and she also reveals the physical effects of sudden stress. And finally she demonstrates that while our reactions are often instinctive and inbuilt, we can also be taught how to master or control them. We all have a 'disaster personality' that reveals itself at moments of crisis. InThe Unthinkableyou can become acquainted with yours. Who knows? One day, understanding how it works may save your life.
Category: Crisis intervention (Mental health services)

I Am The Smartest Man I Know

Author : Giaever Ivar
ISBN : 9789813109209
Genre : Science
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A unique individual with a fascinating life story, Ivar Giaever is a scientist who won the Nobel Prize in Experimental Physics in 1973. In his own words, Giaever relates an absorbing tale of how important luck and good fortune have been in shaping his life. He narrates the story of an ordinary childhood in Norway and an unremarkable undergraduate career at university. After finishing his engineering degree, he served in the Norwegian army and married his childhood sweetheart, Inger Skramstad. His desire to make a better life for his new family led Ivar to Canada and then to the United States. Even without an advanced degree in a scientific field, Ivar was given the opportunity to work with cutting-edge scientific researchers at General Electric R&D in Schenectady, New York. While there, he completed his PhD at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute -- one of the United States' oldest technological universities. His work on superconductivity led to worldwide recognition and the Nobel Prize. This memoire is more than the story of an accomplished, world-renowned scientist: it is an engaging reminiscence of an independent, highly creative thinker and problem solver who loves games and puzzles, skiing and windsurfing, and time with friends and family. Dr Ivar Giaever's fascinating story intertwines his views on the nature of science, scientific processes, contemporary issues such as global warming, and the great benefits the Nobel Prize has afforded him. Written with humor and often tongue-in-cheek, 'I am the Smartest Man I know' is one man's meditation on science, intellectual inquiry, and life itself.
Category: Science

The Smartest Way To Save More

Author : Samuel K. Freshman
ISBN : 9780982474648
Genre : Business & Economics
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‘The Smartest Way to Save More’ is a refreshing addition to ‘The Smartest Way’ series. This book is inspirational and affirming, keeping you on the track to wiser money management. The book has essential “next steps” to save – whenever and wherever – that will increase your savings over time. It sparkles with brilliant, short paragraphs, divulging personal examples in a rare combination of brevity and warmth. Offering useful advice to help reign in unnecessary spending, this book will improve your overall financial health.
Category: Business & Economics

Jimmy Corrigan The Smartest Kid On Earth

Author : Chris Ware
ISBN : UOM:39015069214883
Genre : Comic books, strips, etc
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This first book from Chicago author Chris Ware is a pleasantly-decorated view at a lonely and emotionally-impaired "everyman" (Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth), who is provided, at age 36, the opportunity to meet his father for the first time. An improvisatory romance which gingerly deports itself between 1890's Chicago and 1980's small town Michigan, the reader is helped along by thousands of colored illustrations and diagrams, which, when read rapidly in sequence, provide a convincing illusion of life and movement. The bulk of the work is supported by fold-out instructions, an index, paper cut-outs, and a brief apology, all of which concrete to form a rich portrait of a man stunted by a paralyzing fear of being disliked. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Comic books, strips, etc