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Prepared: What Kids Need for a Fulfilled Life
by Diane Tavenner

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English

Pages

306

Publication Date

September 17, 2019

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<b>A blueprint for how parents can stop worrying about their children鈥檚 future and start helping them prepare for it, from the cofounder and CEO of one of America鈥檚 most innovative public-school networks</b><br /><b><b><b><br />BILL GATES<b>鈥橲 HOLIDAY READING LIST</b>聽鈥⒙?lt;/b></b>鈥淎 treasure trove of deeply practical wisdom that accords with everything I know about how children thrive.鈥濃€擜ngela Duckworth,聽<i>New York Times聽</i>bestselling author of聽<i>Grit</i></b><br /><b>聽</b><br />An educator and mother, Diane Tavenner cofounded the first Summit school in 2003. Summit Public Schools has won national recognition because 99 percent of Summit students get into a four-year college, and Summit students finish college at twice the national average. But in a radical departure from the environments created by the college admissions arms race, Summit students aren鈥檛 focused on competing with their classmates for rankings or test scores. Instead, students spend their days solving real-world problems and developing the skills of self-direction, collaboration, and reflection, all of which prepare them to succeed in college, thrive in today鈥檚 workplace, and lead a secure and fulfilled life.聽<br /><br />Today, thousands of educators, tens of thousands of students, and hundreds of schools across thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia have embraced the Summit model.聽<br /><br />Through personal stories and the hard-earned lessons of Summit鈥檚 exceptional team of educators and diverse students, Diane Tavenner shares the underlying learning philosophies and unconventional wisdom that lead to all children being prepared for school and life.<br /><br /><b>Advance praise for <i>Prepared</i></b><br /><br />鈥淚n a world filled with lots of parenting advice, <i>Prepared </i>cuts through the noise, offering a no-nonsense guide for raising curious, confident kids. Diane shares the secret sauce behind Summit鈥檚 success and how we can make sure that all kids can have the same opportunity.鈥?lt;b>鈥擩on Deane, CEO of GreatSchools</b><br /><br /> 鈥?lt;i>Prepared</i> is compelling and actionable. It tells the story of why we all <i>must</i> do this work. We must prepare every child, not allow luck or circumstance to dictate their future鈥攁nd ours.鈥?lt;b>鈥擠r. Priscilla Chan, CEO of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, pediatrician, and mother</b><br /><br />鈥淒iane Tavenner is one of the leading thinkers in education today鈥攈er energy and insights are infectious. There is no one better to think big about what kids need, and who can roll up her sleeves to make it happen.鈥?lt;b>鈥擲al Khan, founder and CEO of Khan Academy</b>
Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and ...
by Scott Young

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English

Pages

305

Publication Date

August 06, 2019

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<p><strong>Now a Wall Street Journal bestseller.</strong></p><p><strong>Learn a new talent, stay relevant, reinvent yourself, and adapt to whatever the workplace throws your way. <em>Ultralearning</em> offers nine principles to master hard skills quickly. This is the essential guide to future-proof your career and maximize your competitive advantage through self-education.</strong></p><p>In these tumultuous times of economic and technological change, staying ahead depends on continual self-education鈥攁 lifelong mastery of fresh ideas, subjects, and skills. If you want to accomplish more and stand apart from everyone else, you need to become an ultralearner. </p><p>The challenge of learning new skills is that you think you already know how best to learn, as you did as a student, so you rerun old routines and old ways of solving problems. To counter that, <em>Ultralearning</em> offers powerful strategies to break you out of those mental ruts and introduces new training methods to help you push through to higher levels of retention. </p><p>Scott H. Young incorporates the latest research about the most effective learning methods and the stories of other ultralearners like himself鈥攁mong them Benjamin Franklin, chess grandmaster Judit Polg謾r, and Nobel laureate physicist Richard Feynman, as well as a host of others, such as little-known modern polymath Nigel Richards, who won the French World Scrabble Championship鈥攚ithout knowing French. </p><p>Young documents the methods he and others have used to acquire knowledge and shows that, far from being an obscure skill limited to aggressive autodidacts, ultralearning is a powerful tool anyone can use to improve their career, studies, and life. </p><p><em>Ultralearning</em> explores this fascinating subculture, shares a proven framework for a successful ultralearning project, and offers insights into how you can organize and exe - cute a plan to learn anything deeply and quickly, without teachers or budget-busting tuition costs.</p><p>Whether the goal is to be fluent in a language (or ten languages), earn the equivalent of a college degree in a fraction of the time, or master multiple tools to build a product or business from the ground up, the principles in <em>Ultralearning</em> will guide you to success.</p>
Growth: From Microorganisms to Megacities (The MIT Press)
by Vaclav Smil

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English

Pages

655

Publication Date

September 06, 2019

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<p><b>A systematic investigation of growth in nature and society, from tiny organisms to the trajectories of empires and civilizations.</b></p><p>Growth has been both an unspoken and an explicit aim of our individual and collective striving. It governs the lives of microorganisms and galaxies; it shapes the capabilities of our extraordinarily large brains and the fortunes of our economies. Growth is manifested in annual increments of continental crust, a rising gross domestic product, a child's growth chart, the spread of cancerous cells. In this magisterial book, Vaclav Smil offers systematic investigation of growth in nature and society, from tiny organisms to the trajectories of empires and civilizations. </p><p>Smil takes readers from bacterial invasions through animal metabolisms to megacities and the global economy. He begins with organisms whose mature sizes range from microscopic to enormous, looking at disease-causing microbes, the cultivation of staple crops, and human growth from infancy to adulthood. He examines the growth of energy conversions and man-made objects that enable economic activities鈥攄evelopments that have been essential to civilization. Finally, he looks at growth in complex systems, beginning with the growth of human populations and proceeding to the growth of cities. He considers the challenges of tracing the growth of empires and civilizations, explaining that we can chart the growth of organisms across individual and evolutionary time, but that the progress of societies and economies, not so linear, encompasses both decline and renewal. The trajectory of modern civilization, driven by competing imperatives of material growth and biospheric limits, Smil tells us, remains uncertain.</p>
Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise
by , Robert Pool

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English

Pages

339

Publication Date

April 05, 2016

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<b>鈥淭his book is a breakthrough, a lyrical, powerful, science-based narrative that actually shows us how to get better (much better) at the things we care about.鈥濃€擲eth Godin, author of </b><i><b>Linchpin</b></i><br /><br /><b><b>鈥淎nyone who wants to get better at anything should read [</b><i>Peak</i><b>]. Rest assured that the book is not mere theory. Ericsson鈥檚 research focuses on the real world, and he explains in detail, with examples, how all of us can apply the principles of great performance in our work or in any other part of our lives.鈥濃€?lt;/b><i>Fortune</i></b><br /><br /> Anders Ericsson has made a career studying chess champions, violin virtuosos, star athletes, and memory mavens. <i>Peak</i> distills three decades of myth-shattering research into a powerful learning strategy that is fundamentally different from the way people traditionally think about acquiring new abilities. Whether you want to stand out at work, improve your athletic or musical performance, or help your child achieve academic goals, Ericsson鈥檚 revolutionary methods will show you how to improve at almost any skill that matters to you.<br /> 聽<br /><b>鈥淭he science of excellence can be divided into two eras: before Ericsson and after Ericsson. His groundbreaking work, captured in this brilliantly useful book, provides us with a blueprint for achieving the most important and life-changing work possible: to become a little bit better each day.鈥濃€擠an Coyle, author of </b><i><b>The Talent Code</b></i><br /> 聽<br /><b>鈥淓ricsson鈥檚 research has revolutionized how we think about human achievement. If everyone would take the lessons of this book to heart, it could truly change the world.鈥濃€擩oshua Foer, author of </b><i><b>Moonwalking with Einstein</b></i>
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
by Cal Newport

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English

Pages

287

Publication Date

January 05, 2016

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<b>Read the<i> Wall Street Journal </i>Bestseller for "cultivating intense focus" for fast, powerful performance results for achieving success and true meaning in one's professional life (Adam Grant, author of <i>Give and Take</i>). </b><br />Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there's a better way.<br />In DEEP WORK, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four "rules," for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill. <br />1. Work Deeply2. Embrace Boredom 3. Quit Social Media4. Drain the Shallows<br />A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, DEEP WORK takes the reader on a journey through memorable stories-from Carl Jung building a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind, to a social media pioneer buying a round-trip business class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air-and no-nonsense advice, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored. DEEP WORK is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.<br /><b>An Amazon Best Book of 2016 Pick in Business & Leadership</b><b><i>Wall Street Journal </i>Business Bestseller</b><b>A Business Book of the Week at 800-CEO-READ</b>
Inspired: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love
by Marty Cagan

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English

Pages

362

Publication Date

November 20, 2017

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<p>How do today鈥檚 most successful tech companies鈥擜mazon, Google, Facebook, Netflix, Tesla鈥攄esign, develop, and deploy the products that have earned the love of literally billions of people around the world? Perhaps surprisingly, they do it very differently than the vast majority of tech companies. In INSPIRED, technology product management thought leader Marty Cagan provides readers with a master class in how to structure and staff a vibrant and successful product organization, and how to discover and deliver technology products that your customers will love鈥攁nd that will work for your business.</p> <p>With sections on assembling the right people and skillsets, discovering the right product, embracing an effective yet lightweight process, and creating a strong product culture, readers can take the information they learn and immediately leverage it within their own organizations鈥攄ramatically improving their own product efforts.聽</p> <p>Whether you鈥檙e an early stage startup working to get to product/market fit, or a growth-stage company working to scale your product organization, or a large, long-established company trying to regain your ability to consistently deliver new value for your customers, INSPIRED will take you and your product organization to a new level of customer engagement, consistent innovation, and business success.聽</p> <p>Filled with the author鈥檚 own personal stories鈥攁nd profiles of some of today鈥檚 most-successful product managers and technology-powered product companies, including Adobe, Apple, BBC, Google, Microsoft, and Netflix鈥擨NSPIRED will show you how to turn up the dial of your own product efforts, creating technology products your customers love.聽</p> <p>The first edition of INSPIRED, published ten years ago, established itself as the primary reference for technology product managers, and can be found on the shelves of nearly every successful technology product company worldwide. This thoroughly updated second edition shares the same objective of being the most valuable resource for technology product managers, yet it is completely new鈥攕haring the latest practices and techniques of today鈥檚 most-successful tech product companies, and the men and women behind every great product.</p>
That Will Never Work: The Birth of Netflix and the Amazing Life o...
by Marc Randolph

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English

Pages

337

Publication Date

September 17, 2019

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<b>In the tradition of Phil Knight's <i>Shoe Dog</i> comes the incredible untold story of how Netflix went from concept to company-all revealed by co-founder and first CEO Marc Randolph.</b> <br />Once upon a time, brick-and-mortar video stores were king. Late fees were ubiquitous, video-streaming unheard was of, and widespread DVD adoption seemed about as imminent as flying cars. Indeed, these were the widely accepted laws of the land in 1997, when Marc Randolph had an idea. It was a simple thought-leveraging the internet to rent movies-and was just one of many more and far worse proposals, like personalized baseball bats and a shampoo delivery service, that Randolph would pitch to his business partner, Reed Hastings, on their commute to work each morning.<br /> <br /> But Hastings was intrigued, and the pair-with Hastings as the primary investor and Randolph as the CEO-founded a company. Now with over 150 million subscribers, Netflix's triumph feels inevitable, but the twenty first century's most disruptive start up began with few believers and calamity at every turn. From having to pitch his own mother on being an early investor, to the motel conference room that served as a first office, to server crashes on launch day, to the now-infamous meeting when Netflix brass pitched Blockbuster to acquire them, Marc Randolph's transformational journey exemplifies how anyone with grit, gut instincts and determination can change the world-even with an idea that many think will never work.<br /> <br /> What emerges,though, isn't just the inside story of one of the world's most iconic companies. Full of counter-intuitive concepts and written in binge-worthy prose, it answers some of our most fundamental questions about taking that leap of faith in business or in life: How do you begin? How do you weather disappointment and failure? How do you deal with success? What even <i>is</i> success?<br /> <br /> From idea generation to team building to knowing when it's time to let go, <i>That Will Never Work</i> is not only the ultimate follow-your-dreams parable, but also one of the most dramatic and insightful entrepreneurial stories of our time.
Emotional Intelligence 2.0
by , Jean Greaves

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English

Pages

280

Publication Date

June 13, 2009

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In today's fast-paced world of competitive workplaces and turbulent economic conditions, each of us is searching for effective tools that can help us to manage, adapt, and strike out ahead of the pack.<br /><br />By now, emotional intelligence (EQ) needs little introduction鈥攊t鈥檚 no secret that EQ is critical to your success. But knowing what EQ is and knowing how to use it to improve your life are two very different things.<br /><br />Emotional Intelligence 2.0 delivers a step-by-step program for increasing your EQ via four, core EQ skills that enable you to achieve your fullest potential:<br /><br />1) Self-Awareness<br />2) Self-Management<br />3) Social Awareness<br />4) Relationship Management<br /><br />Emotional Intelligence 2.0 is a book with a single purpose鈥攊ncreasing your EQ. Here鈥檚 what people are saying about it:<br /><br />鈥淓motional Intelligence 2.0 succinctly explains how to deal with emotions creatively and employ our intelligence in a beneficial way.鈥?lt;br />鈥擳he Dalai Lama<br /><br />鈥淎 fast read with compelling anecdotes and good context in which to understand and improve.鈥?lt;br />鈥擭ewsweek<br /><br />"Gives abundant, practical findings and insights with emphasis on how to develop EQ. Research shows convincingly that EQ is more important than IQ."<br />--Stephen R. Covey, author, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People<br /><br />"This book can drastically change the way you think about success...read it twice."<br />--Patrick Lencioni, author, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Take Rapid Action: Get Productive, Motivated, & Energized; Stop O...
by Patrick King

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English

Pages

215

Publication Date

December 21, 2019

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<h2><b>Practical, psychological methods to turn your thoughts into reality, instead of endless avoidance and laziness.</b></h2> <br />Transform from struggling with getting off your butt, to a machine of productivity and self-discipline. <b>Create an action bias in your life -- starting now.</b><br /><br /><H2>How to break inertia, overthinking, paralysis, sloth, and insecurity.</h2> <br /><b><u>Take Rapid Action</u></b> deconstructs the psychology of laziness and why tomorrow always sounds like a better idea. This book is many things at once: a shot of motivation, a spark of fire, an understanding of your brain, and a list of techniques to get into motion. <br /><br /><b>This is one of the most valuable skills you鈥檒l ever gain, because only action matters in life, not good intentions.</b><br /><br /><H2>Gain the ability to get things done and hit your goals, no matter the circumstances.</h2><br />Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and social skills coach. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience.<br /><br /><h2>Stop saying <i>鈥淚鈥檒l do it later/tomorrow鈥︹€?lt;/i> and overhaul your mindset for productivity and efficiency.</h2><br />鈥he Premortem Analysis and the Ostrich Theory -- how they can quiet your overthinking.<br />鈥?lt;b>How comfortable inaction is sabotaging you.</b><br />鈥ctionable and applicable rules to get started before you feel 100% ready.<br /><br /><h2>How to create motion and take the first step from complete stillness.</h2> <br />鈥ow to defeat procrastination by 鈥渂undling.鈥?lt;br />鈥?lt;b>Strategically plan your days to prevent laziness and distraction.</b><br />鈥hat you <i>think</i> is action, but is actually a waste of time<br /><br /><h2>Become a machine of proactive energy and activity.</h2><br />Action and results are the only things that matter in the world. Not your planning, intentions, or nice thoughts. This book puts action at the forefront of your brain and makes it nearly impossible to stay still. That鈥檚 precisely what will get you ahead in life. <b>Taking that first step is always hard, but it doesn鈥檛 have to be.</b><br /><br /><H2><b>The more action you take, the luckier you become. Take that first step by scrolling up and clicking the BUY NOW BUTTON at the top right of this page!</b></h2><br /><br />This is the sixth book in the 鈥淐lear Thinking and Fast Action鈥?series as listed below:<br /><br />1. The Science of Getting Started: How to Beat Procrastination, Summon Productivity, and Stop Self-Sabotage<br />2. The Art of Clear Thinking: Mental Models for Better Reasoning, Judgment, Analysis, and Learning. Upgrade Your Intellectual Toolkit.<br />3. 10-Minute Philosophy: From Buddhism to Stoicism, Confucius and Aristotle - Bite-Sized Wisdom From Some of History鈥檚 Greatest Thinkers<br />4. Practical Intelligence: How to Think Critically, Deconstruct Situations, Analyze Deeply, and Never Be Fooled<br />5. Relentless Focus: 27 Small Tweaks to Beat Procrastination, Skyrocket Productivity, Outsmart Distractions, & Do More in Less Time<br />6. Take Rapid Action: Get Productive, Motivated, & Energized; Stop Overthinking & Procrastinating<br />
The Only Skill that Matters: The Proven Methodology to Read Faste...
by Jonathan A. Levi

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English

Pages

130

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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In the next ten years, every knowledge worker on earth will become one of two things: invaluable or obsolete. No matter the industry, the pace of progress and new information is faster today than ever before in human history鈥攁nd it鈥檚 accelerating exponentially.<BR><BR>In this new reality, how can we possibly hope to keep up? How can we learn, unlearn, and relearn fast enough to stay relevant in the world to come?<BR><BR>In <i>The Only Skill That Matters</i>, <B>Jonathan Levi</B> unveils a powerful, neuroscience-based approach to reading faster, remembering more, and learning more effectively. You鈥檒l master the ancient techniques being used by world record holders and competitive memory athletes to unlock the incredible capacity of the human brain. You鈥檒l learn to double or triple your reading speed, enhance your focus, and optimize your cognitive performance. Most importantly, you鈥檒l be empowered to confidently approach any subject鈥攆rom technical skills, to names and faces, to foreign languages, and even speeches鈥攁nd learn it with ease.

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