The Best in the World

Author: John K. Hutchens,George Oppenheimer

Publisher: Viking


Category: Anthologies

Page: 504

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9 Ways to Bring Out the Best in You & Your Child

Author: Maggie Reigh

Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 189683664X

Category: Religion

Page: 239

View: 6015

This book is for every parents who recognises parenting as an important job in their life. It is a book about raising children full of spirit and life, and teaching them to be caring human beings. But it is also about parents learning how to empower themselves and their children and how to turn their power struggles into powerful relationships. This book offers nine valuable chapters on raising children who are respectful, responsible and resilient. Combining profound insights with practical ideas, this book will show parents how to encourage children to develop the courage to discover their own strengths and offer their gifts to others. The book is full of stories and examples that bring parenting tools and concepts to life. Parenting is a matter of the heart, it offers us the personal and spiritual growth opportunity of a lifetime, and this book allows parents to take full advantage of this opportunity while bringing out the best in their child.

The Best of Times

Author: Wyn Wachhorst

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 150496313X

Category: Art

Page: 184

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Old-time radio, the folk revival, the golden age of science fiction, steam railroads, baseball, the Western, and other genres color our images of the 1950s. But contrary to the countercultural myth that America during this period was a sterile, soulless society, culturally and intellectually empty, it was an introspective era of innovation and creativity, the seedtime of the sixties, the harbinger of which was the urban folk revival. The Best of Times presents a collection of essays, each followed by a related memoir, focusing on postwar popular culture, exploring topics that mark the era but are also nostalgic in themselves—the comforting continuity of long-running radio shows, train whistles that brought the sweet sorrow of distance to small-town nights, lazy summers of baseball, endless stretches of unknown lands to the West that once compelled the imagination, the heroes and vagabonds of folksong who roamed a simpler world, and dreams of alien civilizations on neighboring planets, deepened by the dawning reality of spaceflight. These pieces balance personal, cultural, and mythic nostalgia, recalling author Wyn Wachhorst’s youth, the postwar era, and its dreams of a fabled West or Norman Rockwell’s small-town America. Blending history, memoir, imagery, and analysis, this collection of essays offers poetic reflections on the nature of nostalgia and postwar America.

The World Café

Author: Juanita Brown,David Isaacs,World Cafe Community

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1576752585

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

View: 6436

The co-creators of the "World Cafe" use their successful method of promoting conversation and dialogue as a method for promoting meaningful social reform and change within a corporate environment. Original.

The World through Soccer

Author: Tamir Bar-On

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442234741

Category: Political Science

Page: 333

View: 5631

The world’s most popular sport, soccer is a global and cultural phenomenon. The television audience for the 2010 World Cup included nearly half of the world’s population, with viewers in nearly every country. As a reflection of soccer’s significance, the sport impacts countless aspects of the world’s culture, from politics and religion to business and the arts. In The World through Soccer: The Cultural Impact of a Global Sport, Tamir Bar-On utilizes soccer to provide insights into worldwide politics, religion, ethics, marketing, business, leadership, philosophy, and the arts. Bar-On examines the ways in which soccer influences and reflects these aspects of society, and vice versa. Each chapter features representative players, providing specific examples of how soccer comments on and informs our lives. These players—selected from a wide array of eras, countries, and backgrounds—include Diego Maradona, Pelé, Hugo Sánchez, Cha Bum-Kun, Roger Milla, José Luis Chilavert, Zinedine Zidane, Paolo Maldini, Cristiano Ronaldo, Xavi, Neymar, Clint Dempsey, Mia Hamm, and many others. Employing a unique lens to view a variety of topics, The World through Soccer reveals the sport’s profound cultural impact. Combining philosophical, popular, and academic insights about our world, this book is aimed at both soccer fans and academics, offering readers a new perspective into a sport that affects millions.

20 Greatest Astronauts of the World

Author: Monika Koli

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 134

View: 6392

There have been many astronauts who have made tremendous contributions to our knowledge of space. But asking “who is the most famous?” is somewhat tricky. For one, it’s a bit subjective. And second, it can be hard to objectively measure just how important and individuals’ contributions really are. Surely, all astronauts are deserving of recognition and respect for their bravery and contributions to the pursuit of knowledge.

My Fight / Your Fight

Author: Ronda Rousey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1941393853

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 1901

THE ONLY OFFICIAL RONDA ROUSEY BOOK “The fight is yours to win.” In this inspiring and moving book, Ronda Rousey, the Olympic medalist in judo, reigning UFC women's bantamweight champion, and Hollywood star charts her difficult path to glory. Marked by her signature charm, barbed wit, and undeniable power, Rousey’s account of the toughest fights of her life—in and outside the Octagon—reveals the painful loss of her father when she was eight years old, the intensity of her judo training, her battles with love, her meteoric rise to fame, the secret behind her undefeated UFC record, and what it takes to become the toughest woman on Earth. Rousey shares hard-won lessons on how to be the best at what you do, including how to find fulfillment in the sacrifices, how to turn limitations into opportunities, and how to be the best on your worst day. Packed with raw emotion, drama, and wisdom, this is an unforgettable book by one of the most remarkable women in the world.

The Global Leadership Challenge

Author: J. Stewart Black,Allen J. Morrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000074862

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 5995

This book examines first examines the phenomenon of global business and then analyses what is different about global business and therefore what is uniquely required to be a successful global leader. It lays out how companies can develop successful global leaders and what individuals can do to develop themselves into successful global leaders. Readers will walk away with a clear understanding of how and why globalization of business has happened. They will understand what is unique about global leadership compared to domestic leadership. With that insight and through examples, they will come to see what is uniquely required to be a successful global leader. Finally, readers will walk away with clear insights on how they can develop global leaders and what they can do to strengthen their own global leadership capabilities. The book is based on more than 300 interviews with top corporate executives from around the world and across a wide variety of industries, hundreds of surveys, and over 60 years of combined experience. Top executives will find this book helpful in determining how they can ensure that their firm has the right quality and quantity of global leaders it needs to capture the global growth opportunities before them.