Failing Forward

Failing Forward Author John C. Maxwell
ISBN-10 9781418508326
Year 2007-04-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Are some people born to achieve anything they want while others struggle? Call them lucky, blessed, or possessors of the Midas touch. What is the real reason for their success? Is it family background, wealth, greater opportunities, high morals, an easy childhood? New York Times best-selling author John C. Maxwell has the answer: The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure. Most people are never prepared to deal with failure. Maxwell says that if you are like him, coming out of school, you feared it, misunderstood it, and ran away from it. But Maxwell has learned to make failure his friend, and he can teach you to do the same. "I want to help you learn how to confidently look the prospect of failure in the eye and move forward anyway," says Maxwell. "Because in life, the question is not if you will have problems, but how you are going to deal with them. Stop failing backward and start failing forward!"

Bounce

Bounce Author Barry J. Moltz
ISBN-10 0470257172
Year 2008-04-18
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Conventional business wisdom tells you that there’s always something to learn from failure. Not true, says Barry Moltz. Sometimes, failure just stinks. Bounce! explains how success and failure are simply normal outcomes in the regular lifecycle of a business and that process over the long term matters far more than individual outcomes. This book shows you how to build a business that can “bounce” through these cycles for long-term success. If you run a business, better make it Bounce!

Falling Forward

Falling Forward Author Rebecca Leah Schumejda
ISBN-10 UOM:39015080865069
Year 2008
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher
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In FALLING FORWARD, her first full-length collection, Schumejda dissects human shortcomings with the admission that often "the truth is too heavy, folded like two hands in prayer, filled with weeds and regrets." While illustrating the perseverance of the human spirit and showing that "falling forward" is still forward progress, these poems invite you to indulge in the familiar threads that tie lives together.

The Quantum Story

The Quantum Story Author J. E. Baggott
ISBN-10 9780199566846
Year 2011-02-24
Pages 469
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Utterly beautiful. Profoundly disconcerting. Quantum theory is quite simply the most successful account of the physical universe ever devised. Its concepts underpin much of the twenty-first century technology that we now take for granted. But at the same time it has completely undermined our ability to make sense of the world at its most fundamental level. Niels Bohr claimed that anybody who is not shocked by the theory has not understood it. The American physicist Richard Feynman went further: he claimed that nobody understands it. The Quantum Story begins in 1900, tracing a century of game-changing science. Popular science writer Jim Baggott first shows how, over the space of three decades, Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg, and others formulated and refined the theory--and opened the floodgates. Indeed, since then, a torrent of ideas has flowed from the world's leading physicists, as they explore and apply the theory's bizarre implications. To take us from the story's beginning to the present day, Baggott organizes his narrative around forty turning-point moments of discovery. Many of these are inextricably bound up with the characters involved--their rivalries and their collaborations, their arguments and, not least, their excitement as they sense that they are redefining what reality means. Through the mix of story and science, we experience their breathtaking leaps of theory and experiment, as they uncover such undreamed of and mind-boggling phenomenon as black holes, multiple universes, quantum entanglement, the Higgs boson, and much more. Brisk, clear, and compelling, The Quantum Story is science writing at its best. A compelling look at the one-hundred-year history of quantum theory, it illuminates the idea as it reveals how generations of physicists have grappled with this monster ever since.

Put Your Dream to the Test

Put Your Dream to the Test Author John C. Maxwell
ISBN-10 9781418573768
Year 2011-04-18
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc
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Do you dream big? Now you can put your dream to the test and bring it to life! What's the difference between a dreamer and someone who achieves a dream? According to best-selling author Dr. John Maxwell, the answer lies in answering ten powerful, yet straightforward, questions. Whether you've lost sight of an old dream or you are searching for a new one within you, Put Your Dream to the Test provides a step-by-step action plan that you can start using today to see, own, and reach your dream. Dr. Maxwell draws on his forty years of mentoring experience to expertly guide you through the ten questions required of every successful dreamer. "It's one thing to have a dream. It's another to do the things needed to achieve it," says Maxwell. "If you're willing to put your dream to the test?and do what's needed to answer yes to the ten dream questions?then your odds are very good for seeing your dream become reality." Don't leave your dream to chance. This book is a must-have and can make the difference between failure and success.

The Rise

The Rise Author Sarah Lewis
ISBN-10 9781451629255
Year 2014-03-04
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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From celebrated art historian, curator, and teacher Sarah Lewis, a fascinating examination of how our most iconic creative endeavors—from innovation to the arts—are not achievements but conversions, corrections after failed attempts. The gift of failure is a riddle: it will always be both the void and the start of infinite possibility. The Rise—part investigation into a psychological mystery, part an argument about creativity and art, and part a soulful celebration of the determination and courage of the human spirit—makes the case that many of the world’s greatest achievements have come from understanding the central importance of failure. Written over the course of four years, this exquisite biography of an idea is about the improbable foundations of a creative human endeavor. Each chapter focuses on the inestimable value of often ignored ideas—the power of surrender, how play is essential for innovation, the “near win” can help propel you on the road to mastery, the importance of grit and creative practice. The Rise shares narratives about figures past and present that range from choreographers, writers, painters, inventors, and entrepreneurs; Frederick Douglass, Samuel F.B. Morse, Diane Arbus, and J.K. Rowling, for example, feature alongside choreographer Paul Taylor, Nobel Prize–winning physicists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, and Arctic explorer Ben Saunders. With valuable lessons for pedagogy and parenting, for innovation and discovery, and for self-direction and creativity, The Rise “gives the old chestnut ‘If at first you don’t succeed…’ a jolt of adrenaline” (Elle).

Adapt

Adapt Author Tim Harford
ISBN-10 9781429920681
Year 2011-05-10
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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In this groundbreaking book, Tim Harford, the Undercover Economist, shows us a new and inspiring approach to solving the most pressing problems in our lives. When faced with complex situations, we have all become accustomed to looking to our leaders to set out a plan of action and blaze a path to success. Harford argues that today's challenges simply cannot be tackled with ready-made solutions and expert opinion; the world has become far too unpredictable and profoundly complex. Instead, we must adapt. Deftly weaving together psychology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, physics, and economics, along with the compelling story of hard-won lessons learned in the field, Harford makes a passionate case for the importance of adaptive trial and error in tackling issues such as climate change, poverty, and financial crises—as well as in fostering innovation and creativity in our business and personal lives. Taking us from corporate boardrooms to the deserts of Iraq, Adapt clearly explains the necessary ingredients for turning failure into success. It is a breakthrough handbook for surviving—and prospering— in our complex and ever-shifting world.

Sometimes You Win Sometimes You Learn

Sometimes You Win  Sometimes You Learn Author John C. Maxwell
ISBN-10 1455576115
Year 2013-10-08
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Center Street
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#1 New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell believes that any setback, whether professional or personal, can be turned into a step forward when you possess the right tools to turn a loss into a gain. Drawing on nearly fifty years of leadership experience, Dr. Maxwell provides a roadmap for winning by examining the eleven elements that constitute the DNA of learners who succeed in the face of problems, failure, and losses. 1. Humility - The Spirit of Learning 2. Reality - The Foundation of Learning 3. Responsibility - The First Step of Learning 4. Improvement - The Focus of Learning 5. Hope - The Motivation of Learning 6. Teachability - The Pathway of Learning 7. Adversity - The Catalyst of Learning 8. Problems - The Opportunities of Learning9. Bad Experiences - The Perspective for Learning10. Change - The Price of Learning 11. Maturity - The Value of Learning Learning is not easy during down times, it takes discipline to do the right thing when something goes wrong. As John Maxwell often points out--experience isn't the best teacher; evaluated experience is.

The Up Side of Down

The Up Side of Down Author Megan McArdle
ISBN-10 067002614X
Year 2014
Pages 299
Language en
Publisher Viking Adult
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Outlines counter-intuitive assessments of the sources of success, drawing on a broad range of disciplines to explain how to harness the learning experiences associated with failure in order to promote professional growth.

Celebrating Failure

Celebrating Failure Author Ralph Heath
ISBN-10 1601630646
Year 2009
Pages 191
Language en
Publisher Career PressInc
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Celebrating Failure is the definitive how-to manual for leaders seeking to embrace the power of failure as a learning tool to improve their organizations and achieve ever-greater goals. The business world (and, lately, the political arena) is convinced that the number one topic is change. Heath posits that it might well be failure, because if you do it right, failure can become a launching pad for change. Heath contends that "positive failures" are not only necessary steps on the path to success, but encourage greater freedom to take risks in pursuit of one's life goals. This counterintuitive but powerful title includes: [[Engaging stories of real-life business and personal failure experiences. [[Practical steps to apply each chapter's "lessons" and change your approach to risk-taking and failure. [[Positive, effective ways to eliminate the "fear of failure" that can hold you back in today's competitive, fast-changing world.

Fueled By Failure

Fueled By Failure Author Jeremy Bloom
ISBN-10 9781613083079
Year 2015-04-30
Pages 180
Language en
Publisher Entrepreneur Press
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Fueled by Failure: Dare to Fail. Dare to Succeed. Olympian and former NFL player now thriving as a CEO and Philanthropist, Jeremy Bloom pulls at the common thread that unites him with all of us: the defeats we encounter on our journeys to reach our goals. Sharing his hard-earned insights, advice, and practices including lessons from respected coaches, phenomenal athletes, and highly successful business leaders, Bloom coaches you in tackling defeats—big and small—and using them to drive, not derail, your success. Bloom covers: How to rebound and reprogram after defeat How to utilize the lessons from failures Which motivators evoke winning results Tactics for managing expectations for yourself and/or your team How to create a badass business culture Leaving a legacy

Fail Up

Fail Up Author Tavis Smiley
ISBN-10 9781401933920
Year 2013-01-01
Pages 263
Language en
Publisher Hay House, Inc
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The author offers anecdotes and experiences with failure in his own life to help readers reconsider how they view past mistakes and to use past failures to overcome hardship and succeed later in life.

What s the Big Deal about Pornography

What s the Big Deal about Pornography Author Jill Christine Manning
ISBN-10 1590388534
Year 2008
Pages 191
Language en
Publisher
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Dr. Manning speaks directly to the young people she calls the internet generation. She discusses such topics as: What is pornography? How does pornography affect people? Can pornography teach me things about sexuality that I need to know in the

How Successful People Win

How Successful People Win Author John C. Maxwell
ISBN-10 1599953714
Year 2015-05-12
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Center Street
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#1 New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell can teach you how to turn any situation into a winning experience. No one wins at everything they try. But any setback, whether professional or personal, can become a step forward with the right tools and mindset to turn loss into a gain. Drawing on nearly 50 years of leadership experience, Maxwell provides a roadmap for winning by examining the eleven elements that constitute the "DNA" of people who succeed in the face of problems, failure, and losses. Learning is not easy during down times. It takes discipline to do the right thing when something goes wrong. As John Maxwell often points out, experience itself isn't the best teacher; evaluating, understanding, and growing from your experience is. By examining how that process works, you can learn how to take risks and tackle challenges with a successful person's outlook. Derived from material previous published in Sometime You Win--Sometimes You Learn.

Born to Win

Born to Win Author Zig Ziglar
ISBN-10 9781613392324
Year 2012-01-26
Pages
Language en
Publisher AudioInk
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"Buy Born to Win before your competition does! Imagine sitting at the feet of one of the greatest teachers of all time. Born to Win gives you that opportunity. Success defined from A to Ziglar. Born to Win; read to win!" -Michael J. Maher Author of (7L) The Seven Levels of Communication; America's most referred real estate professional; LinkedIn.com's most endorsed professional"As he has for so many thousands of other people, Zig has positively changed my life. In this book he delivers to you, in concentrated form, the best of the best 'Ziglar Gold' that his entire family and team have created over the past forty years. Read it and be encouraged by the world's greatest encourager, Zig Ziglar, to have your life transformed!" -Rory Vaden Co-Founder of Southwestern Consulting and author of Take the Stairs"Zig Ziglar is one of a kind. My life-and the lives of millions- is better in every way because of the influence and example of this incredible man!" -Andy Andrews New York Times best-selling author of The Traveler's Gift"If I could recommend only two books to help you become more, do more, and have more, the first would be the Bible; the second is Born to Win. This masterpiece makes it clear why Zig Ziglar has been the world's great motivator for five decades." -Dave Anderson President of LearnToLead; Author of How to Lead by THE BOOK