Author: Marcus Aurelius

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 0307569764

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

View: 8999


The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (a.d. 121—180) embodied in his person that deeply cherished, ideal figure of antiquity, the philosopher-king. His Meditations are not only one of the most important expressions of the Stoic philosophy of his time but also an enduringly inspiring guide to living a good and just life. Written in moments snatched from military campaigns and the rigors of politics, these ethical and spiritual reflections reveal a mind of exceptional clarity and originality, and a spirit attuned to both the particulars of human destiny and the vast patterns that underlie it. From the Hardcover edition.

The Emperor's Handbook

A New Translation of The Meditations

Author: Marcus Aurelius,C. Scot Hicks,David Hicks

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743233832

Category: History

Page: 148

View: 644


A new translation offers readers a practical handbook to life and leadership, filled with classical stoic wisdom and advice.


Author: Marcus Aurelius

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853264863

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 1840


Vampires, those dark children of the night, who rise from their coffins to suck the blood of the living, continue to hold a strange fascination and dread. In this unique collection of vampire stories you will find some of the earliest depictions of these

The Scienti-Fit

Logical fitness through the eyes of a Heart Surgeon

Author: Dr. Kalpesh Malik

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 1947498479

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 236

View: 3616


A renowned Cardiac Surgeon talks about the pitfalls in the field of medicine, nutrition, and fitness. He takes you on a tour through the world of fitness, logically and eloquently elucidating the various factors that lead to obesity and other lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and hypothyroidism. The author explains how these conditions develop, how they can be prevented, and how they can be reversed most of the time. He has also developed new techniques to achieve fat loss and muscle gain in the shortest possible time without the use of steroids.

Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations

Ancient Philosophy for Modern Problems

Author: Jules Evans

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608682307

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

View: 3262


When philosophy rescued him from an emotional crisis, Jules Evans became fascinated by how ideas invented over two thousand years ago can help us today. He interviewed soldiers, psychologists, gangsters, astronauts, and anarchists and discovered the ways that people are using philosophy now to build better lives. Ancient philosophy has inspired modern communities — Socratic cafés, Stoic armies, Epicurean communes — and even whole nations in the quest for the good life. This book is an invitation to a dream school with a rowdy faculty that includes twelve of the greatest philosophers from the ancient world, sharing their lessons on happiness, resilience, and much more. Lively and inspiring, this is philosophy for the street, for the workplace, for the battlefield, for love, for life.

Money Man

21st Century Super Hero

Author: Abhijeet Singh

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 1946556750

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

View: 9594


""I want a helicopter on the roof; will you get that for me?” she said. ""Which chopper?” the stranger queried without an ounce of doubt. Bhavna was on an ‘accidental date’, with a stranger she just met. She embarked on a journey with this stranger, around the world and to its baffling reality, hidden behind the facade of cosmetic speeches scripted for International Forums. Their journey is marred with experiences that leave them with questions like, ""Is there any space on this planet where money doesn't have control? What really helps to run this world, Hope or Greed?"

Tao Te Ching

Author: Laozi

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548164782


Page: 90

View: 3202


The Tao Te Ching is fundamental to the Taoist school of Chinese philosophy and strongly influenced other schools, such as Legalism and Neo-Confucianism. This ancient book is also central in Chinese religion, not only for Taoism but Chinese Buddhism, which when first introduced into China was largely interpreted through the use of Taoist words and concepts. Many Chinese artists, including poets, painters, calligraphers, and even gardeners have used the Tao Te Ching as a source of inspiration. Its influence has also spread widely outside East Asia, aided by hundreds of translations into Western languages.


Improvisation and the Theatre

Author: Gillyanne Kayes,Jeremy Fisher

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780878301638

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 4354


According to some politicians and much of the mainstream media, immigrant populations only contribute crime to their communities. Seen as unmotivated and unemployed, these immigrants are thought to be a threat to society's moral fiber, and a burden to its justice system. Ramiro Martinez tells a very different story in Latino Homicide. Studying five major cities--Chicago, El Paso, Houston, Miami, and San Diego--Martinez reveals Latino homicide rates to be markedly lower than one would expect, given the economic deprivation of these urban areas. Far from dangerous or criminal, these communities often have exceptionally strong social networks precisely because of their shared immigrant experiences. With fascinating case studies drawn from police reports and actual cases, Latino Homicide refutes negative stereotypes in a coherent and critically rigorous analysis of the issues.

The Stoic Sage

The Early Stoics on Wisdom, Sagehood and Socrates

Author: René Brouwer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107024218

Category: History

Page: 242

View: 4677


The first-ever book-length study of the influential Stoic concept of wisdom.

Letters to a Young Poet

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1625587643

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 66

View: 1258


These ten letters, written by one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century, offer deep and sincere advice to the young poet. They touch on all aspects of life and are valuable to anyone wishing to be a poet and to those who are not. Written with power, style, and conviction these letters will guide and inspire anyone who reads them. Wilder Publications is a green publisher. All of our books are printed to order. This reduces waste and helps us keep prices low while greatly reducing our impact on the environment.

Deep and Deliberate Delegation

A New Art for Unleashing Talent and Winning Back Time

Author: Dave Stitt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780956774712


Page: 262

View: 3276


We think we know what delegation is but few of us actually do it well, or even at all. Instead of deliberately growing new capability in the people around us, we too often hoard responsibility to protect our turf, or micromanage, or indiscriminately dump tasks. It leads, says Dave Stitt in this compact and sharply observed meditation, to burned out managers, bored or swamped staff, and choke points in teams and organisations. Delving into the anatomy of effective delegation, and offering fresh insights into issues of trust, motivation, communication and accountability, Stitt develops a set of approaches and techniques for empowering and inspiring people around us so that great things can start happening right away, even if it's not us doing them.

Dear Client

This Book Will Teach You How to Get What You Want from Creative People

Author: Bonnie Siegler

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579658555

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 3039


In a world where every business, brand, product, and service needs a strong visual identity, it’s critical for clients and creative professionals to work together. And the key to success, as with any relationship, is communication. In Dear Client, award-winning graphic designer Bonnie Siegler offers an invaluable step-by-step guide to how to talk so creatives will listen, and how to listen when creatives talk. Written as a series of honest, friendly lessons—“Know What You Like,” “Decide Who Will Decide,” “Focus Groups Suck,” “Don’t Say ‘Make It Yellow,’ Say ‘Make It Sunny,’” “Serve Lunch During Lunchtime Meetings”—it shows exactly how to deal with the subjectivity, emotional pitfalls, and occasional chaos of a creative partnership. Here’s how to articulate your visual goals and set a clear, consistent direction. How to give feedback that works and avoid words that inhibit creative thinking. How to be open to something you didn’t imagine. And most of all, how to have fun, save money, and get the results you want.

The Dhammapada

Teachings of the Buddha

Author: Gil Fronsdal,Jack Kornfield

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590306414

Category: Religion

Page: 152

View: 4115


Dani is probably the happiest person she knows. She's happy because she's going to start school. Dani has been waiting to go to school her whole life. Then things get even better-she meets Ella Frida by the swings. After that, Dani and Ella Frida do everything together. They stick together through wet and dry, sun and rain, thick and thin. But then something happens that Dani isn't prepared fora

The Teaching of Epictetus

Being the Encheiridion of Epictetus; with Selections from the 'Dissertations' and 'Fragments.'

Author: Epictetus

Publisher: London : W. Scott ; Toronto : W.J. Gage


Category: Philosophy

Page: 222

View: 8259


Mood Mapping

Plot your way to emotional health and happiness

Author: Liz Miller

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1905744765

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 2669


Mood mapping simply involves plotting how you feel against your energy levels, to determine your current mood. Dr Liz Miller then gives you the tools you need to lift your low mood, so improving your mental health and wellbeing. Dr Miller developed this technique as a result of her own diagnosis of bipolar disorder (manic depression), and of overcoming it, leading her to seek ways to improve the mental health of others. This innovative book illustrates: * The Five Keys to Moods: learn to identify the physical or emotional factors that affect your moods * The Miller Mood Map: learn to visually map your mood to increase self-awareness * Practical ways to implement change to alleviate low mood Mood mapping is an essential life skill; by giving an innovative perspective to your life, it enables you to be happier, calmer and to bring positivity to your own life and to those around you. ‘A gloriously accessible read from a truly unique voice’ Mary O’Hara, Guardian ‘It’s great to have such accessible and positive advice about our moods, which, after all, govern everything we do. I love the idea of MoodMapping’ Dr Phil Hammond ‘Can help you find calm and take the edge off your anxieties’ Evening Standard ‘MoodMapping is a fantastic tool for managing your mental health and taking control of your life’ Jonathan Naess, Founder of Stand to Reason

Bruce Lee

Fighting Spirit : a Biography

Author: Bruce Thomas

Publisher: Frog Books

ISBN: 9781883319250

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 329

View: 5095


Draws on interviews to break the myths surrounding Bruce Lee's life and discover the man who struggled to reconcile Hollywood's preoccupations with his Zen monastery discipline


The Science Behind Humanity's Dark Side

Author: Julia Shaw

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781419729492


Page: 288

View: 616


What is it about evil that we find so compelling? From our obsession with serial killers to violence in pop culture, we seem inescapably drawn to the stories of monstrous acts and the aberrant people who commit them. But evil, Dr. Julia Shaw argues, is all relative, rooted in our unique cultures. What one may consider normal, like sex before marriage, eating meat, or being a banker, others find abhorrent. And if evil is only in the eye of the beholder, can it be said to exist at all? In Evil, Shaw uses case studies from academia, examples from and popular culture, and anecdotes from everyday life to break down complex information and concepts like the neuroscience of evil, the psychology of bloodlust, and workplace misbehavior. This is a wide-ranging exploration into a fascinating, darkly compelling subject.

Modern JavaScript

Author: James Kolce,Craig Buckler,Sebastian Seitz,Mark Brown,Pavels Jelisejevs,Azat Mardan,David M. Green,Jack Rometty

Publisher: SitePoint

ISBN: 1492023574


Page: 154

View: 4264


It's not uncommon these days to see people complaining about just how complex JavaScript development seems to have become. We can have some sympathy with that view when it's coming from someone new to the language. If you're learning JS, it won't take long for you to be exposed to the enormity of the ecosystem and the sheer number of moving pieces you need to understand (at least conceptually) to build a modern web application. Package management, linting, transpilation, module bundling, minification, source maps, frameworks, unit testing, hot reloading... it can't be denied that this is a lot more complex that just including a couple of script tags in your page and FTPing it up to the server. Included topics: The Anatomy of a Modern JavaScript Application by James Kolce An Introduction to Gulp.js by Craig Buckler The Basics of DOM Manipulation in Vanilla JavaScript (No jQuery) by Sebastian Seitz A Beginner's Guide to Webpack 2 and Module Bundling by Mark Brown React vs Angular: An In-depth Comparison by Pavels Jelisejevs Retrofit Your Website as a Progressive Web App by Craig Buckler 10 Tips to Become a Better Node Developer by Azat Mardan An Introduction to Functional JavaScript by M. David Green An Introduction to Chart.js 2.0 : Six Simple Examples by Jack Rometty Learning JavaScript Test-Driven Development by Example by James Wright This book is for intermediate level JavaScript developers. Some experience of JavaScript development is assumed.

Stoicism for Beginners

100 Stoic Quotes on Bravery, Overcoming Obstacles and How to Live

Author: Marcus Aurelius,Matthew Thomas

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535262064


Page: 28

View: 6677


The Stoics taught that destructive emotions resulted from errors in judgment, of the active relationship between cosmic determinism and human freedom, and the belief that it is virtuous to maintain a will that is in accord with nature. Because of this, the Stoics presented their philosophy as a way of life, and they thought that the best indication of an individual's philosophy was not what a person said but how that person behaved. To live a good life, one had to understand the rules of the natural order since they taught that everything was rooted in nature. Later Stoics-such as Seneca and Epictetus-emphasized that, because "virtue is sufficient for happiness," a sage was immune to misfortune. This belief is similar to the meaning of the phrase "stoic calm," though the phrase does not include the "radical ethical" Stoic views that only a sage can be considered truly free, and that all moral corruptions are equally vicious. From its founding, Stoic doctrine was popular with a following in Roman Greece and throughout the Roman Empire-including the Emperor Marcus Aurelius.

Pitch Perfect

How to Say It Right the First Time, Every Time

Author: Bill McGowan

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006227323X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 1808


Media guru and Emmy Award-winning correspondent Bill McGowan—coach to some of the biggest names in business and entertainment, including Eli Manning, Kelly Clarkson, Jack Welch, Thomas Keller and Kenneth Cole teaches you how to get your message across and get what you want with pitch perfect communication. He is also a trusted advisor in the C-suites of tech companies like, Facebook, Spotify, AirBnB, Dropbox and Saying the right thing the right way can make the difference between sealing the deal or losing the account, getting a promotion, or getting a pink slip. It’s essential to be pitch perfect—to get the right message across to the right person at the right time. In Pitch Perfect, Bill McGowan shows you how to craft the right message and deliver it using the right language—both verbal and nonverbal. Pitch Perfect teaches you how to overcome common communication pitfalls using McGowan’s simple Principles of Persuasion, which are highly effective and easy to learn, implement, and master. With Pitch Perfect you can harness the power of persuasion and have people not only listening closely to your every word but also remembering you long after you’ve left the room.