The Little Big Things

The Inspirational Memoir of the Year

Author: Henry Fraser

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409167801

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER "Henry Fraser is one of the most remarkable people I've ever met" J.K. Rowling "What a story of transformation, inner power and inspiration" Jonny Wilkinson The memoir of the year by Henry Fraser, motivational speaker and mouth artist with a foreword by J.K. Rowling. Being challenged in life is inevitable, but being defeated is optional... Henry Fraser was 17 years old when a tragic accident severely crushed his spinal cord. Paralysed from the shoulders down, he has conquered unimaginable difficulty to embrace life and a new way of living. Through challenging adversity, he has found the opportunity to grow and inspire others. This book combines his wisdom and insight into finding the gifts in life's challenges, and will resonate with anyone facing an obstacle, no matter how big or small. It includes Henry's thoughts on how to look at the right things and avoid the wrong, finding progress in whatever you do, and acknowledging and accepting the darkness when it comes. Right at the heart of Henry's inspiring philosophy is his belief that every day is a good day.

The Little Big Things

163 Ways to Pursue EXCELLENCE

Author: Thomas J. Peters

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006196350X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

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"It is [Tom] Peters—as consultant, writer, columnist, seminar lecturer, and stage performer—whose energy, style, influence, and ideas have [most] shaped new management thinking.” —Movers and Shakers: The 100 Most Influential Figures in Modern Business “We live in a Tom Peters world.” —Fortune Magazine Business uber-guru Tom Peters is back with his first book in a decade, The Little Big Things. In this age of economic recession and financial uncertainty, the patented Peters approach to business and management—no-nonsense, witty, down-to-earth, insightful—is more pertinent now than ever. As essential for small-business owners as it is for the heads of major corporations, The Little Big Things is a rousing call-to-arms to American business to get “back to the basics” of running a successful enterprise.

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Insights into the Little Big Things of Life

Author: Tara Thorat

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 1482887983

Category: Poetry

Page: 148

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The biggest tests are in the arena of life--that is where you ultimately succeed or fail. Every decision we make has a lifelong impactfor good or bad. Errors are difficult to reverse and carry a huge price tag. Making correct decisions needs common sense i.e. a mix of knowledge, introspection, self awareness, general awareness, and foresight ---all of which are generally acquired late in life. Common sense is the outcome of experience carefully passed through the prism of thought. What emerges is a spectrum of insights and home truths that remove confusion and ignorance. Common sense clears mental, emotional fog and gives us the right perspectives to see things in context. Common sense helps one see the bigger picture. Tara Thorat shares these insights on critical traits and issues of everyday life as one wayfarer with another prodding us to develop the skill of conscious living through conversations with self-- so that we can emerge stronger and wiser through the tests of life. What distinguishes this book from other self help books is the compactness. a lot of content is packed into just a few lines. This makes it a quick and easy reference book. One need not read the whole book to find an input on some concept or issue. Whenever there are minutes to spare just open to the relevant page and start the dialogue. Make this book a bedside companionread one before you retire and let the mind work on it while you sleep!

The Little Big Apple

Author: Patricia Ann Oaks

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0984452826

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 197

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Patricia Ann Oaks shares her true life stories, guaranteed to inspire, uplift, and bring you joy. Follow Patricia through the streets of Manhattan, beside the River Seine in Paris, up to Cinderella's Castle in the Magic Kingdom, along the Canals of Venice, California, and south of the border to the beautiful people and beautiful city of Tijuana, Mexico. Patricia hopes to open your eyes to the little stories you might miss if you aren't looking.

The Little Book of Australia's Big Things

Author: Samone Bos

Publisher: Chirpy Bird

ISBN: 9781760125547

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 56

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Ever seen a banana the size of a bus? How about a sheep taller than a two-story house? G'day! You're in AUSTRALIA, the home of BIG sculptures, BIG folk art, and BIG roadside attractions. We call them BIG THINGS. Inside this book you'll find 10 Big Things to cut out, fold, and assemble, a fold-out panoramic scene, and facts, activities, recipes, and jokes for BIG LAUGHS. Includes: The Big Banana, The Big Pineapple, The Big Ned Kelly, The Big Lobster, The Big Penguin, The Big Galah, The Big Trout, The Big Merino, The Big Golden Guitar, and The Giant Koala.

Real Leadership

Helping People and Organizations Face Their Toughest Challenges

Author: Dean WIlliams

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781605096186

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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Too many organizations today play follow the leader: the commander articulates a “vision” and people uncritically go along with it. But this type of leadership—what Dean Williams calls "counterfeit leadership"—generates an unhealthy dependence on an authority figure and relies on dominance, control, and group seduction to get things done. By hampering people's ability to anticipate and react to changing circumstances, it creates a self-limiting cycle. And if the leader's vision is flawed, the entire organization suffers. The true task of a leader, Williams argues, is to get people to face the reality of any situation themselves and develop strategies to deal with problems or take advantage of opportunities. Real leaders don't dictate; they help people face their challenges and make adjustments in their values, habits, practices, and priorities to ensure the enterprise is given its best chance to succeed. Williams details how to apply this new approach to the challenges every organization or community faces. Throughout, he demonstrates the practical application of real leadership in the real world through examples from his own experiences working with organizations as diverse as the government of Singapore, Aetna Life and Casualty, and the nomadic Penan tribe in Borneo, as well as historical examples and the insights gleaned from his many interviews with presidents, prime ministers, and business leaders. At a time when so many “visionary” leaders have led their organizations to disaster, Real Leadership offers a needed, proven alternative.

The Little Black Book of Workout Motivation

Author: Michael Matthews

Publisher: Waterbury Publishers

ISBN: 1938895398

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: N.A

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Master the psychological "playbook" top performers use to shift their negative thinking and behaviors into peak performance and lasting success . . . inside and outside the gym.

The Strategy of Defeat at the Little Big Horn

A Military and Timing Analysis of the Battle

Author: Frederic C. Wagner III

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 147661881X

Category: History

Page: 296

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The battle that unfolded at the Little Big Horn River on June 25, 1876, marked a watershed in the history of the Plains Indians. While a stunning victory for the Sioux and Cheyenne peoples, it initiated a new and vigorous effort by the U.S. government to rid the west of marauding tribes and to realize the ideal of “Manifest Destiny.” While thousands of books and articles have covered different aspects of the battle, few if any have analyzed the tactics and chronology to arrive at a satisfactory explanation of what befell George Armstrong Custer and the 209 men who died alongside him. This volume seeks to explain the circumstances culminating in the near-destruction of the 7th Cavalry Regiment by a close examination of timing, setting every event to a specific moment based on accounts of the battle’s participants.