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What would you rather have-conventional success or a high level beyond success? Dan Clark, one of the world's leading inspirational speakers and leadership trainers, vehemently opposes the conventional wisdom about success. He believes it's tragic and superficial to build our careers and personal lives around getting more money, bigger houses, cooler toys, and fancier job titles. What's it all worth in the end? How many outwardly successful people still feel empty inside? Clark has spent decades traveling around the world, interviewing the famous and powerful; consulting with presidents and generals and sheikhs and corporate leaders; creating a multimillion-dollar business; and (before any of the above) overcoming a paralyzing injury. All those experiences have convinced him that the happiest people in the world don't pursue success at all. Instead, they pursue significance-and find that success comes along as part of the package. What's the difference between success and significance? As you'll learn in this powerful, myth-shattering book . . . The successful get what they want; the significant want what they get. The successful think wealth flows to them; the significant know that wealth flows through them, to bless those around them. The successful earn financial independence, influence, and popularity; the significant earn financial independence, influence, popularity, admiration, loyalty, and respect. The successful compare themselves against others; the significant compete only against themselves. The successful are quickly forgotten when they die; the significant leave a long-lasting legacy. Clark shows us how it can be done by following his Twelve Laws of Significance, which include counterintuitive ideas such as "Patience is overrated-it allows us to never begin," "It's not all about team-teams lose," and "Don't strive for work/life balance-it's about harmony. " He illustrates his ideas with a wide range of powerful true stories from business, education, the military, and sports-starting with his own story of fighting his way back from a serious injury that cut short his football career. Paralyzed both physically and emotionally, Clark began his recovery only when he started to focus on purpose rather than on goals; on being whole rather than famous; on serving others rather than seeking praise. In the long run, that accident was the greatest gift he ever received, setting him on a lifelong path toward true significance. Clark's wisdom will stimulate your intellect, challenge your beliefs, and penetrate your heart. By following his Laws of Significance, you will learn to connect your head and heart, manage your priorities, and live an extraordinary life that matters to your family, friends, coworkers, community, and country. .
This is an inspiring book full of humorous and heart-warmingstories about college. A definite must for the college bound. it made my freshman year much better.
Aggressive, explosive, and boasting awesome athletic ability, Dan Clark rose to tremendous fame as Nitro on American Gladiators. He quickly emerged as the most popular cast member and became a reality television superstar. But a twenty-year affair with steroids led to a life of pissing blood, smuggling drugs, destroying hotel rooms, getting arrested, growing breasts, and lying bloodied in the street after a vicious fight with his best friend. This is Clark's riveting, fiercely candid account of his life, career, and steroid addiction. From an upbringing defined by tragedy and a difficult search for identity to tales of performing center stage at Madison Square Garden and bedding Playboy Bunnies and porn stars, Clark explores the price of fame, the pressure of stardom, and how the whole steroid-fueled fantasy finally imploded. What began in high school as a way to speed up recovery from injury rapidly turned into an all-consuming addiction. With selfdeprecating humor and a trove of incredible stories, Clark provides an eye-opening report on the dangers of steroids both obvious and hidden -- and offers his thoughts on why steroid use remains a persistent problem today. More than just a pulpy exposé, Gladiator is a triumphant story of self-discovery and redemption.
Tap the power of Big Data with Microsoft technologiesBig Data is here, and Microsoft's new Big Data platform is avaluable tool to help your company get the very most out of it.This timely book shows you how to use HDInsight along withHortonWorks Data Platform for Windows to store, manage, analyze,and share Big Data throughout the enterprise. Focusing primarily onMicrosoft and HortonWorks technologies but also covering opensource tools, Microsoft Big Data Solutions explains bestpractices, covers on-premises and cloud-based solutions, andfeatures valuable case studies.Best of all, it helps you integrate these new solutions withtechnologies you already know, such as SQL Server and Hadoop.Walks you through how to integrate Big Data solutions in yourcompany using Microsoft's HDInsight Server, HortonWorks DataPlatform for Windows, and open source toolsExplores both on-premises and cloud-based solutionsShows how to store, manage, analyze, and share Big Data throughthe enterpriseCovers topics such as Microsoft's approach to Big Data,installing and configuring HortonWorks Data Platform for Windows,integrating Big Data with SQL Server, visualizing data withMicrosoft and HortonWorks BI tools, and moreHelps you build and execute a Big Data planIncludes contributions from the Microsoft and HortonWorks BigData product teamsIf you need a detailed roadmap for designing and implementing afully deployed Big Data solution, you'll want Microsoft Big DataSolutions.
Comprehensive history of the Western part of the United States from the founding to the beginning of the twentieth century.
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