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12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
by Jordan B. Peterson

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

January 23, 2018

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<b><b>#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER聽</b><br />#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER<br /><br />What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.</b><br /><br />Humorous, surprising and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street. <br />聽聽聽聽 What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. <i>12 Rules for Life</i>聽shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith and human nature, while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its readers.
Stillness Is the Key
by Ryan Holiday

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English

Pages

283

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<b><b>Instant #1 </b><b><i>New York Times</i></b><b> Bestseller & </b><b><i>Wall Street Journal</i></b><b> Bestseller</b><br /><br /><b>In </b><b><i>The Obstacle Is the Way</i></b><b> and </b><b><i>Ego Is the Enemy</i></b><b>, bestselling author Ryan Holiday made ancient wisdom wildly popular with a new generation of leaders in sports, politics, and technology. In his new book, </b><b><i>Stillness Is the Key</i></b><b>, Holiday draws on timeless Stoic and Buddhist philosophy to show why slowing down is the secret weapon for those charging ahead.</b></b><br /><br />All great leaders, thinkers, artists, athletes, and visionaries share one indelible quality. It enables them to conquer their tempers. To avoid distraction and discover great insights. To achieve happiness and do the right thing. Ryan Holiday calls it stillness--to be steady while the world spins around you. <br /><br />In this book, he outlines a path for achieving this ancient, but urgently necessary way of living. Drawing on a wide range of history's greatest thinkers, from Confucius to Seneca, Marcus Aurelius to Thich Nhat Hanh, John Stuart Mill to Nietzsche, he argues that stillness is not mere inactivity, but the doorway to self-mastery, discipline, and focus.<br /><br />Holiday also examines figures who exemplified the power of stillness: baseball player Sadaharu Oh, whose study of Zen made him the greatest home run hitter of all time; Winston Churchill, who in balancing his busy public life with time spent laying bricks and painting at his Chartwell estate managed to save the world from annihilation in the process; Fred Rogers, who taught generations of children to see what was invisible to the eye; Anne Frank, whose journaling and love of nature guided her through unimaginable adversity. <br /><br />More than ever, people are overwhelmed. They face obstacles and egos and competition. <i>Stillness Is the Key </i>offers a simple but inspiring antidote to the stress of 24/7 news and social media. The stillness that we all seek is the path to meaning, contentment, and excellence in a world that needs more of it than ever.
The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remembe...
by Fred Rogers

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

October 08, 2003

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<b>A timeless collection of wisdom on love, friendship, respect, individuality, and honesty from the beloved PBS series <i>Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.</i></b><br /><br />There are few personalities who evoke such universal feelings of warmth as Fred Rogers. An enduring presence in American homes for over 30 years, his plainspoken wisdom continues to guide and comfort many. <i>The World According to Mister Rogers</i> distills the legacy and singular worldview of this beloved American figure. An inspiring collection of stories, anecdotes, and insights--with sections devoted to love, friendship, respect, individuality, and honesty, <i>The World According to Mister Rogers</i> reminds us that there is much more in life that unites us than divides us.<br /><br />Culled from Fred Rogers' speeches, program transcripts, books, letters, and interviews, along with some of his never-before-published writings, <i>The World According to Mister Rogers</i> is a testament to the legacy of a man who served and continues to serve as a role model to millions.<br />
The End Is Always Near: Apocalyptic Moments, from the Bronze Age ...
by Dan Carlin

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English

Pages

246

Publication Date

October 29, 2019

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<p><strong>The creator of the wildly popular award-winning podcast <em>Hardcore History</em> looks at some of the apocalyptic moments from the past as a way to frame the challenges of the future.</strong></p><p>Do tough times create tougher people? Can humanity handle the power of its weapons without destroying itself? Will human technology or capabilities ever peak or regress? No one knows the answers to such questions, but no one asks them in a more interesting way than Dan Carlin.</p><p>In <em>The End is Always Near</em>, Dan Carlin looks at questions and historical events that force us to consider what sounds like fantasy; that we might suffer the same fate that all previous eras did. Will our world ever become a ruin for future archaeologists to dig up and explore? The questions themselves are both philosophical and like something out of <em>The Twilight Zone</em>.</p><p>Combining his trademark mix of storytelling, history and weirdness Dan Carlin connects the past and future in fascinating and colorful ways. At the same time the questions he asks us to consider involve the most important issue imaginable: human survival. From the collapse of the Bronze Age to the challenges of the nuclear era the issue has hung over humanity like a persistent Sword of Damocles.</p><p>Inspired by his podcast,聽<em>The End is Always Near</em>聽challenges the way we look at the past and ourselves. In this absorbing compendium, Carlin embarks on a whole new set of stories and major cliffhangers that will keep readers enthralled. Idiosyncratic and erudite, offbeat yet profound,聽<em>The End is Always Near</em>聽examines issues that are rarely presented, and makes the past immediately relevant to our very turbulent present.</p>
When Breath Becomes Air
by Paul Kalanithi

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English

Pages

231

Publication Date

January 12, 2016

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<b>#1聽<i>NEW YORK TIMES</i>聽BESTSELLER 鈥?PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST 鈥?T<b><b><b>his inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question聽<i>What makes a life worth living?</i></b></b></b></b><br /><br /> <b>NAMED ONE OF <i>PASTE</i>鈥橲 BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE 鈥?NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY</b>聽<b><i>The New York Times Book Review 鈥⒙燩eople 鈥?</i>NPR<i> 鈥⒙燭he Washington Post 鈥⒙燬late 鈥⒙燞arper鈥檚 Bazaar 鈥?Time Out New York 鈥⒙燩ublishers Weekly 鈥⒙燘ookPage</i></b><br /><br /> <b>Finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award in Creative Nonfiction and the Books for a Better Life Award in Inspirational Memoir</b><br /><br />At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade鈥檚 worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. <i>When Breath Becomes Air</i> chronicles Kalanithi鈥檚 transformation from a na茂ve medical student 鈥減ossessed,鈥?as he wrote, 鈥渂y the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life鈥?into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality.<br /><br /> What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir.<br /><br /> Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all. 鈥淚 began to realize that coming face to face with my own mortality, in a sense, had changed nothing and everything,鈥?he wrote. 鈥淪even words from Samuel Beckett began to repeat in my head: 鈥業 can鈥檛 go on. I鈥檒l go on.鈥欌€?<i>When Breath Becomes Air</i> is an unforgettable, life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a brilliant writer who became both.
The 48 Laws of Power
by Robert Greene

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English

Pages

430

Publication Date

September 01, 2000

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<b>Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive,聽this multi-million-copy聽<i>New York Times聽</i>bestseller<i>聽</i>is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control 鈥?from the author of <i>The Laws of Human Nature. </i></b><br /><br /> In the book that聽<i>People聽</i>magazine proclaimed 鈥渂eguiling鈥?and 鈥渇ascinating,鈥?Robert Greene and Joost Elffers have distilled three thousand years of the history of power into 48 essential laws by drawing from the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz and also from the lives of figures ranging from Henry Kissinger to P.T. Barnum.<br /> 聽<br /> Some laws teach the need for prudence (鈥淟aw 1: Never Outshine the Master鈥?, others teach the value of confidence (鈥淟aw 28: Enter Action with Boldness鈥?, and many recommend absolute self-preservation (鈥淟aw 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally鈥?. Every law, though, has one thing in common: an interest in total domination. In a bold and arresting two-color package,聽<i>The 48 Laws of Power聽</i>is ideal whether your aim is conquest, self-defense, or simply to understand the rules of the game.
Ject: The Philosophy of Michael J. Buckner M.A.
by Michael Buckner

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English

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Publication Date

July 28, 2019

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Ject is a synthesis of analytic and continental philosophies. Evolution and space-time are analyzed and a richer understanding is achieved. Religion is deconstructed. Humans ascend to their rightful place as the creators of the Gods and Goddesses. Religious cosmologies are diffused and replaced by scientific theories and geometrical paradigms. Ject is a new philosophy. It is ripe and ready for the reader living in this Technolithic Period. Ancient, Medieval, Modern, and Millennial philosophers make cameo appearances throughout the work, rooting it in the fertile tradition of philosophy. Michael J. Buckner nourishes the branches of philosophy and helps it grow into the era of smart technology and globalization.
Letting Go
by David R. Hawkins

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English

Pages

402

Publication Date

August 01, 2013

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<p><b><i>Letting Go</i> describes a simple and effective means by which to let go of the obstacles to Enlightenment and become free of negativity. </b><br /><br />During the many decades of the author鈥檚 clinical psychiatric practice, the primary aim was to seek the most effective ways to relieve human suffering in all of its many forms.</p><p>The inner mechanism of surrender was found to be of great practical benefit and is described in this book. Dr Hawkins鈥檚 previous books focused on advanced states of awareness and Enlightenment. Over the years, thousands of students had asked for a practical technique by which to remove the inner blocks to happiness, love, joy, success, health and, ultimately, Enlightenment. This book provides a mechanism for letting go of those blocks. The mechanism of surrender that Dr Hawkins describes can be done in the midst of everyday life. The book is equally useful for all dimensions of human life: physical health, creativity, financial success, emotional healing, vocational fulfillment, relationships, sexuality and spiritual growth.</p><p>It is an invaluable resource for all professionals who work in the areas of mental health, psychology, medicine, self-help, addiction recovery and spiritual development.</p>
The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into ...
by Ryan Holiday

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English

Pages

202

Publication Date

May 01, 2014

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<p><b><b>#1 <i>Wall Street Journal </i>Bestseller</b><i><br /><br />The Obstacle is the Way</i>聽has become a cult classic, beloved by men and women around the world who apply its wisdom to become more successful at whatever they do. <br /></b><br />Its many fans include a former governor and movie star (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a hip hop icon (LL Cool J), an Irish tennis pro (James McGee), an NBC sportscaster (Michele Tafoya), and the coaches and players of winning teams like the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Cubs, and University of Texas men鈥檚 basketball team.<br /><br />The book draws its inspiration from聽stoicism, the ancient Greek philosophy of enduring pain or adversity with perseverance and resilience. Stoics focus on the things they聽<i>can</i>聽control, let go of everything else, and turn every new obstacle into an opportunity to get better, stronger, tougher. As Marcus Aurelius put it nearly 2000 years ago: 鈥淭he impediment to action advances action.聽What stands in the way becomes the way.鈥澛?lt;br /><br />Ryan Holiday shows us how some of the most successful people in history鈥攆rom John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs鈥攈ave applied stoicism to overcome difficult or even impossible situations. Their embrace of these principles ultimately mattered more than their natural intelligence, talents, or luck.<br /><br />If you鈥檙e feeling frustrated, demoralized, or stuck in a rut, this book can help you turn your problems into your biggest advantages. And along the way it will inspire you with dozens of true stories of the greats from every age and era.</p>
The School of Life: An Emotional Education
by The School of Life

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English

Pages

316

Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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Emotional intelligence affects every aspect of the way we live, from romantic to professional relationships, from our inner resilience to our social success. It is arguably the single most important skill for surviving the twenty-first century. But what does it really mean? One decade ago, Alain de Botton founded The School of Life, an institute dedicated to understanding and improving our emotional intelligence. Now he presents the gathered wisdom of those ten years in a wide-ranging and innovative compendium of emotional intelligence which forms an introduction to The School of Life. Using his trademark mixture of analysis and anecdote, philosophical insight and practical wisdom, he considers how we interact with each and with ourselves, and how we can do so better. From the reigning master of popular philosophy, The School of Life: An Emotional Education is an essential look at the skill set that defines our modern lives.

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