Win or Learn

Author: Harlan Cohen

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1728223474

Category: Self-Help

Page: 152

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What would life be like if every risk you took ended in success? In Win or Learn, rejection expert and New York Times bestselling author Harlan Cohen lays the framework for identifying your wants, taking the risks necessary to pursue them, and finding success no matter the outcome. This step-by-step risk-taking experiment will guide you on a journey to understand your worth and fight for your goals without the fear of rejection—because rejection is a universal truth but not a final destination. Cohen's revolutionary perspective on risk-taking and rejection will help you realize your dreams, understand your limits, and find victory in every risk.

Win or Learn

Author: John Kavanagh

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241977673

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 3896

Growing up in Dublin, John Kavanagh was a skinny kid who was frequently bullied. After suffering a bad beating when he intervened to help a woman who was being attacked, he decided he had to learn to defend himself. Before long, he was training fighters in a tiny shed, and promoting the earliest mixed-martial arts events in Ireland. And then, a cocky young lad called Conor McGregor walked into his gym ... In Win or Learn, John Kavanagh tells his own remarkable life story - which is at the heart of the story of the extraordinary explosion of MMA in Ireland and globally. Kavanagh has become a guru to young men and women seeking to master the arts of combat. And as the trainer of the world's most charismatic male MMA star, he has become a magnet for talented fighters from all over the world. Kavanagh's portrait of Conor McGregor - who he has seen in his lowest moments, as well as in his greatest triumphs - is a revelation. What emerges from Win or Learn is a remarkable portrait of ambition, discipline, and persistence in the face of years and years of disappointment. It is a must read for every MMA fan - but also for anyone who wants to understand how to follow a dream and realize a vision.

ROBOT 2017: Third Iberian Robotics Conference

Author: Anibal Ollero,Alberto Sanfeliu,Luis Montano,Nuno Lau,Carlos Cardeira

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319708368

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 863

View: 2944

These volumes of "Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing" highlight papers presented at the "Third Iberian Robotics Conference (ROBOT 2017)". Held from 22 to 24 November 2017 in Seville, Spain, the conference is a part of a series of conferences co-organized by SEIDROB (Spanish Society for Research and Development in Robotics) and SPR (Portuguese Society for Robotics). The conference is focused on Robotics scientific and technological activities in the Iberian Peninsula, although open to research and delegates from other countries. Thus, it has more than 500 authors from 21 countries. The volumes present scientific advances but also robotic industrial applications, looking to promote new collaborations between industry and academia.


Author: Paddy Holohan,Richard Barrett

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 0717186261

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

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When Paddy Holohan discovered mixed martial arts as a teenager, it was the first time his life settled into something approaching focus. Far removed from the chaos of the outside world, every bout reduced that maze of hardship to one simple proposition: survive – a task made all the more unlikely given Paddy’s rare form of haemophilia, which he kept secret from the MMA world for years. For the duration of his career, he was never more than one misplaced strike away from the end. Why enter the Octagon knowing you might never leave? For Holohan, it would take a journey to the summit of his sport, and a high-profile fall from grace, to unravel the answer to that question and, with it, finally find some measure of redemption. This is his story.

Unashamedly Superhuman

Author: Jim Steele

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119828511

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 279

View: 3652

Tap into pools of pure potential you didn’t even know you had In Unashamedly Superhuman: Harness Your Inner Power and Achieve Your Greatest Professional and Personal Goals, celebrated speaker, strategist, executive coach, and author Jim Steele delivers an incisive and eye-opening guide to unlocking the hidden wells of potential in each of us. Grounded in the latest neuroscience research and some of the best executive coaching techniques on the market today, the book shows you how to minimize distraction, eliminate unnecessary uncertainty and indecision, and reveal what you’re truly capable of. In the book, you’ll discover how to realize your wildest professional and personal goals by: Harnessing the power of flow to increase your productivity beyond what you thought possible Tap into mindfulness to uncover what your mind is really capable of Meaningfully challenge yourself – without creating intolerable frustration – by leading yourself and others on adventures An indispensable resource for executives, managers, and other business leaders, Unashamedly Superhuman is the can’t-miss guide to peak performance you’ve been waiting for.

Innovations in Multi-Agent Systems and Application – 1

Author: Dipti Srinivasan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642144357

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 302

View: 9177

In today’s world, the increasing requirement for emulating the behavior of real-world applications for achieving effective management and control has necessitated the usage of advanced computational techniques. Computational intelligence-based techniques that combine a variety of problem solvers are becoming increasingly pervasive. The ability of these methods to adapt to the dynamically changing environment and learn in an online manner has increased their usefulness in simulating intelligent behaviors as observed in humans. These intelligent systems are able to handle the stochastic and uncertain nature of the real-world problems. Application domains requiring interaction of people or organizations with different, even possibly conflicting goals and proprietary information handling are growing exponentially. To efficiently handle these types of complex interactions, distributed problem solving systems like multiagent systems have become a necessity. The rapid advancements in network communication technologies have provided the platform for successful implementation of such intelligent agent-based problem solvers. An agent can be viewed as a self-contained, concurrently executing thread of control that encapsulates some state and communicates with its environment, and possibly other agents via message passing. Agent-based systems offer advantages when independently developed components must interoperate in a heterogenous environment. Such agent-based systems are increasingly being applied in a wide range of areas including telecommunications, Business process modeling, computer games, distributed system control and robot systems.

Multi-Agent Machine Learning

Author: H. M. Schwartz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118884485

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 9392

The book begins with a chapter on traditional methods ofsupervised learning, covering recursive least squares learning,mean square error methods, and stochastic approximation. Chapter 2covers single agent reinforcement learning. Topics include learningvalue functions, Markov games, and TD learning with eligibilitytraces. Chapter 3 discusses two player games including two playermatrix games with both pure and mixed strategies. Numerousalgorithms and examples are presented. Chapter 4 covers learning inmulti-player games, stochastic games, and Markov games, focusing onlearning multi-player grid games—two player grid games,Q-learning, and Nash Q-learning. Chapter 5 discusses differentialgames, including multi player differential games, actor critiquestructure, adaptive fuzzy control and fuzzy interference systems,the evader pursuit game, and the defending a territory games.Chapter 6 discusses new ideas on learning within robotic swarms andthe innovative idea of the evolution of personality traits. • Framework for understanding a variety of methods andapproaches in multi-agent machine learning. • Discusses methods of reinforcement learning such as anumber of forms of multi-agent Q-learning • Applicable to research professors and graduatestudents studying electrical and computer engineering, computerscience, and mechanical and aerospace engineering

Wake-Up & Dream

Author: Nader Rafigh

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 198222231X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 894

View: 1034

This highly engaging book and its enticing messages rouse us to commence the serious business of feeding our minds. Claiming to be knowledgeable, not needing to learn more, can only unmask our impudence. Such disclosure reveals a poverty-stricken philosophy and “poor thinking habits”, to borrow Earl Shoaff’s wise term, characterizing our ignorance and disregard. This dream-thief keeps non-thinking individuals impoverished all throughout their lives. The wisdom in Shoaff’s words revolutionized many lives, including mentors such as Jim Rhone and Tony Robbins, and indeed inspired many powerful messages in Wake -Up & Dream. This inclusive volume by Nader Rafigh captures many compelling principles of self-development & personal growth to instill in us strong habits of mind to purposefully soar in higher thinking and greater learning. All to uplift and educate us, so we can proudly claim to be awakened, and awakened we better stay to dream!

Multi-Agent Coordination

Author: Arup Kumar Sadhu,Amit Konar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119699037

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 7455

Discover the latest developments in multi-robot coordination techniques with this insightful and original resource Multi-Agent Coordination: A Reinforcement Learning Approach delivers a comprehensive, insightful, and unique treatment of the development of multi-robot coordination algorithms with minimal computational burden and reduced storage requirements when compared to traditional algorithms. The accomplished academics, engineers, and authors provide readers with both a high-level introduction to, and overview of, multi-robot coordination, and in-depth analyses of learning-based planning algorithms. You'll learn about how to accelerate the exploration of the team-goal and alternative approaches to speeding up the convergence of TMAQL by identifying the preferred joint action for the team. The authors also propose novel approaches to consensus Q-learning that address the equilibrium selection problem and a new way of evaluating the threshold value for uniting empires without imposing any significant computation overhead. Finally, the book concludes with an examination of the likely direction of future research in this rapidly developing field. Readers will discover cutting-edge techniques for multi-agent coordination, including: An introduction to multi-agent coordination by reinforcement learning and evolutionary algorithms, including topics like the Nash equilibrium and correlated equilibrium Improving convergence speed of multi-agent Q-learning for cooperative task planning Consensus Q-learning for multi-agent cooperative planning The efficient computing of correlated equilibrium for cooperative q-learning based multi-agent planning A modified imperialist competitive algorithm for multi-agent stick-carrying applications Perfect for academics, engineers, and professionals who regularly work with multi-agent learning algorithms, Multi-Agent Coordination: A Reinforcement Learning Approach also belongs on the bookshelves of anyone with an advanced interest in machine learning and artificial intelligence as it applies to the field of cooperative or competitive robotics.

Unfuck Your Adulting

Author: Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN

Publisher: Microcosm Publishing

ISBN: 1621067211

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

View: 6408

Dr. Faith explains the fundamentals of adulting in this handy guide. Spoiler: None of the requirements are about having certain jobs, kids, possessions and debts, or being totally bored and stressed out and hating your life. This book will not teach you to change your oil or fold fitted sheets. Instead, Dr. Faith offers wisdom from her life experience and counseling practice like, “If it’s not yours, don’t touch it,” “Love people but not their bullshit,” “Invest in small comforts,” and “Either win or learn.” It’s hard work to do adulty stuff well, but the kind of work that’s satisfying because it’s about being good to yourself and other people and building a life that you’re okay with waking up to every day. Keep these hot tips around for when you’re making big decisions, dealing with difficult situations, or to give to a friend or kid who’s making any kind of big life transition. The truth is, adulting is way more fun than kidding. You got this!