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The Being Leader: Tracing the 'Inner Path' of Legendary Leaders, First Edition

by Sujith Ravindran

Following the modus operandi of renowned business leaders of the time, Sujith Ravindran grew into various leadership positions within corporations and start-ups across the globe. After a decade and a half of successes, he sunk into a spiritual crisis in his life. That void led him to leave his corporate life in pursuit of self-realization. On a quest to find the qualities that made leaders legendary, there he came across the inner path of the four legendary leaders portrayed in this book; Dr. Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, M. K. Gandhi and Abraham Lincoln. From the lives of these 'Being Leaders' Sujith discovered that it was not a set of skills or capabilities that made leaders legendary, instead it was a certain 'inner state' that made them so. This book examines that 'inner state' and traces the path that got the Being Leaders to that state. The Being Leaders go beyond the 'Doing' to master the realm of true 'Being'. This realm is one of great personal mastery and self-authorship, a very high level of self-awareness and a life expressing their highest ideals each day. This book is for those who long to embody the highest level of leadership in the organizational or societal realm.

Being Legally Blind: Observations for Parents of Visually Impaired Children

by Justin Oldham

All parents face a mix of joys and challenges when welcoming a new child into the family. Being told that your new son or daughter has a visual disability makes the task of sharing the world with that child seem much more daunting. It will be difficult, but it is an adventure which you both can survive. This book will provide you with some insight into the obstacles you will face, pitfalls to be avoided, joys to be shared, and hope for what is to come. What expectations should you have? What resources are available to assist your child? Where do you find them? Is it possible for your child to become a happy, successful member of society? This book addresses these questions and others, with a foreword by ophthalmologist and eye surgeon Griffith C. Steiner, M. D.

Being Logical

by D. Q. McInerny

Whether regarded as a science, an art, or a skill–and it can properly be regarded as all three–logic is the basis of our ability to think, analyze, argue, and communicate. Indeed, logic goes to the very core of what we mean by human intelligence. In this concise, crisply readable book, distinguished professor D. Q. McInerny offers an indispensable guide to using logic to advantage in everyday life. Written explicitly for the layperson, McInerny’sBeing Logicalpromises to take its place beside Strunk and White’sThe Elements of Styleas a classic of lucid, invaluable advice. As McInerny notes, logic is a deep, wide, and wonderfully varied field, with a bearing on every aspect of our intellectual life. A mastery of logic begins with an understanding of right reasoning–and encompasses a grasp of the close kinship between logical thought and logical expression, a knowledge of the basic terms of argument, and a familiarity with the pitfalls of illogical thinking. Accordingly, McInerny structures his book in a series of brief, penetrating chapters that build on one another to form a unified and coherent introduction to clear and effective reasoning. At the heart of the book is a brilliant consideration of argument–how an argument is founded and elaborated, how it differs from other forms of intellectual discourse, and how it critically embodies the elements of logic. McInerny teases out the subtleties and complexities of premises and conclusions, differentiates statements of fact from statements of value, and discusses the principles and uses of every major type of argument, from the syllogistic to the conditional. In addition, he provides an incisive look at illogical thinking and explains how to recognize and avoid the most common errors of logic. Elegant, pithy, and precise,Being Logicalbreaks logic down to its essentials through clear analysis, accessible examples, and focused insights. Whether you are a student or a teacher, a professional sharpening your career skills or an amateur devoted to the fine points of thought and expression, you are sure to find this brief guide to effecting reasoning both fascinating and illuminating.

Being Maasai, Becoming Indigenous

by Dorothy L. Hodgson

What happens to marginalized groups from Africa when they ally with the indigenous peoples' movement? Who claims to be indigenous and why? Dorothy L. Hodgson explores how indigenous identity, both in concept and in practice, plays out in the context of economic liberalization, transnational capitalism, state restructuring, and political democratization. Hodgson brings her long experience with Maasai to her understanding of the shifting contours of their contemporary struggles for recognition, representation, rights, and resources. Being Maasai, Becoming Indigenous is a deep and sensitive reflection on the possibilities and limits of transnational advocacy and the dilemmas of political action, civil society, and change in Maasai communities.

Being Mad

by Molly Wigand Anne Fitzgerald

Children's anger can be upsetting and unsettling to the grown-ups in their worlds. We've all dealt with tantrums and pouting at the least convenient times. If only we could flip a switch on that anger and restore calm to our homes and classrooms. In Being Mad: A Book about Anger. . . Just for Me!, author, Molly Wigand, helps children learn to understand and accept their anger and to express their anger in healthy ways.

Being Mortal : Medicine and What Matters in the End

by Atul Gawande

In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending<P> Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering.<P> Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession’s ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person's last weeks or months may be rich and dignified.<P> Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.

Being Nikki (Airhead #2)

by Meg Cabot

It's not easy being Nikki. Ever since former tomboy Emerson Watts's accident at the SoHo Stark Megastore and subsequent brain transplant into the body of teen supermodel Nikki Howard, her life has changed dramatically. Em's trying to handle the demands of school, modeling, fending off Nikki's creepy ex-boyfriends, and living with celebutante Lulu Collins. She's also trying to figure out what the Stark Corporation is really up to, and why she can't stop thinking about her former best friend Christopher and British heartthrob Gabriel Luna. Will this former tomboy be able to make it in the world of high fashion? And ...what will happen if she can't?

Being Nixon: A Man Divided

by Evan Thomas

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH * "What was it really like to be Richard Nixon? Evan Thomas tackles this fascinating question by peeling back the layers of a man driven by a poignant mix of optimism and fear."--Walter Isaacson, author of Steve JobsEvan Thomas delivers the best single-volume biography of Richard Nixon to date, a radical, unique portrait of a complicated figure who was both determinedly optimistic and tragically flawed. The New York Times bestselling author of Ike's Bluff and Sea of Thunder, Thomas brings new life to one of American history's most infamous, paradoxical, and enigmatic politicians, dispensing with myths to achieve an intimate and nuanced look at the actual man. What drove a painfully shy outcast in elite Washington society--a man so self-conscious he refused to make eye contact during meetings--to pursue power and public office? How did a president so attuned to the American political id that he won reelection in a historic landslide lack the self-awareness to recognize the gaping character flaws that would drive him from office and forever taint his legacy? In Being Nixon, Evan Thomas peels away the layers of the complex, confounding figure who became America's thirty-seventh president. The son of devout Quakers, Richard Nixon (not unlike his rival John F. Kennedy) grew up in the shadow of an older, favored brother and thrived on conflict and opposition. Through high school and college, in the navy and in politics, he was constantly leading crusades and fighting off enemies real and imagined. As maudlin as he was Machiavellian, Nixon possessed the plainspoken eloquence to reduce American television audiences to tears with his career-saving "Checkers" speech; meanwhile, his darker half hatched schemes designed to take down his political foes, earning him the notorious nickname "Tricky Dick." Drawing on a wide range of historical accounts, Thomas reveals the contradictions of a leader whose vision and foresight led him to achieve détente with the Soviet Union and reestablish relations with communist China, but whose underhanded political tactics tainted his reputation long before the Watergate scandal. One of the principal architects of the modern Republican Party and its "silent majority" of disaffected whites and conservative ex-Dixiecrats, Nixon was also deemed a liberal in some quarters for his efforts to desegregate Southern schools, create the Environmental Protection Agency, and end the draft. A deeply insightful character study as well as a brilliant political biography, Being Nixon offers a surprising look at a man capable of great bravery and extraordinary deviousness--a balanced portrait of a president too often reduced to caricature. Praise for Being Nixon"A biography of eloquence and breadth . . . No single volume about Nixon's long and interesting life could be so comprehensive."--Chicago Tribune "Terrifically engaging . . . a fair, insightful and highly entertaining portrait."--The Wall Street Journal "Thomas has a fine eye for the telling quote and the funny vignette, and his style is eminently readable."--The New York Times Book Review "Thomas proves an amiable and fair-minded tour guide."--The Boston Globe "A measured, concise, and important American biography."--Michael Beschloss, author of Presidential CourageFrom the Hardcover edition.

Being Nuclear

by Gabrielle Hecht

Uranium from Africa has long been a major source of fuel for nuclear power and atomic weapons, including the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. In 2002, George W. Bush claimed that Saddam Hussein had "sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa" (later specified as the infamous "yellowcake from Niger"). Africa suddenly became notorious as a source of uranium, a component of nuclear weapons. But did that admit Niger, or any of Africa's other uranium-producing countries, to the select society of nuclear states? Does uranium itself count as a nuclear thing? In this book, Gabrielle Hecht lucidly probes the question of what it means for something--a state, an object, an industry, a workplace--to be "nuclear. " Hecht shows that questions about being nuclear--a state that she calls "nuclearity"--lie at the heart of today's global nuclear order and the relationships between "developing nations" (often former colonies) and "nuclear powers" (often former colonizers). Nuclearity, she says, is not a straightforward scientific classification but a contested technopolitical one. Hecht follows uranium's path out of Africa and describes the invention of the global uranium market. She then enters African nuclear worlds, focusing on miners and the occupational hazard of radiation exposure. Could a mine be a nuclear workplace if (as in some South African mines) its radiation levels went undetected and unmeasured? With this book, Hecht is the first to put Africa in the nuclear world, and the nuclear world in Africa. Doing so, she remakes our understanding of the nuclear age.

Being Peace

by Thich Nhat Hanh Jack Kornfield

Being Peace is a timeless and eloquent introduction t Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and his most important teachings. First published in 1987 and translated into more than thirty languages, this spiritual classic reveals the connection between our own personal happiness and the state of the world around us. Thich Nhat Hanh's key practices are resented in simple and clear language, offering practical suggestions for how to create a more peaceful world "right in the moment we are alive." Being Peace is a must-have for those interested in Buddhist practice and a perfect starting point for anyone concerned about how to create peace in themselves and the world.

Being Peace

by Thich Nhat Hanh Arnold Kotler

Since its publication in 1987, Being Peace has become a classic of contemporary religious literature. In his simple and readable style, Thich Nhat Hanh shows how our state of mind and body can make the world a peaceful place. We learn to transform the very situations that pressure and antagonize us into opportunities for practicing mindfulness.

Being Peace

by Thich Nhat Hanh Jack Kornfield

An ideal starting-point for those interested in Buddhism, Being Peace contains Thich Nhat Hanh's teachings on peace and meditation. Using real examples from his own life, as well as poems and fables, Nhat Hanh explains his key practices for living "right in the moment we are alive." These lessons are taught with fine writing and sparkling phrases that draw the reader in and make Being Peace a book that encourages multiple readings, both alone and in groups.This new edition of Nhat Hanh's seminal bestseller marks the book's first update since it was released in 1987. It includes a new introduction by noted Buddhist Jack Kornfield and beautiful illustrations by internationally recognized artist Mayumi Oda. Still as timely as when it was first published over 15 years ago, Being Peace is a revelation for anyone concerned with the state of the world and the quality of life.

Being Perfect

by Anna Quindlen

A few times in your life, someone will tell you something so right, so deeply true that it changes you forever. That is what Anna Quindlen, author of the timeless bestseller A Short Guide to a Happy Life, does here.In Being Perfect, she shares wisdom that, perhaps without knowing it, you have longed to hear: about "the perfection trap," the price you pay when you become ensnared in it, and the key to setting yourself free. Quindlen believes that when your success looks good to the world but doesn't feel good in your heart, it isn't success at all. She asks you to set aside your friends' advice, what your family and co-workers demand, and what society expects, and look at the choices you make every day. When you ask yourself why you are making them, Quindlen encourages you to give this answer: For me. "Because they are what I want, or wish for. Because they reflect who and what I am. . . . That way lies dancing to the melodies spun out by your own heart."At the core of this beautiful book lies the secret of authentic success, the inspiration to embrace your own uniqueness and live the life that is undeniably your own, rich in fulfillment and meaning.From the Hardcover edition.

Being Roy

by Julie Aitcheson

If you ask Roy Watkins who she is, she’ll look you in the eye and say “an artist.” If you asked her whether she identifies as straight or gay, male or female, proud-of-it trailer trash or hick town refugee, she’ll tell you to mind your own damn business. As this unique coming of age story unfolds, Roy finds her greatest challenge in defining herself before the world does it for her—and she’s in no hurry to force herself into a slot. Growing up Roy in a West Virginia trailer park in the early nineties is one thing, but when she gives up her childhood love for a scholarship to snooty Winchester Academy in the hunt country of Virginia, the state line isn’t the only boundary she’ll have to cross to find out what she’s really made of. In the company of Reenie (Roy’s New Age trucker mom), her immigrant sweetheart Oscar, and the privileged Winchester girls determined to befriend her whether she likes it or not, Roy encounters one intersection after another where she must face the complex nature of her identity, and how it will shape her future.

Being Sad When Someone Dies

by Linus Mundy Anne Fitzgerald

For children, who are "new" at so many things, it can be a very difficult experience to lose a loved one. For the very young, the finality of death is hard to understand. How, after all, could something like this happen? Where is this person? Will they be back? Who is going to take care of me now? The questions and the sadness, whether they are voiced or not, can go on and on. Author, Linus Mundy, offers practical coping skills to help young readers understand their feelings of grief and reassurance that, some way, somehow, things can be good again.

Being Safe Around Water

by Susan Kesselring

This fun, colorful book describes basic rules for what to do and what not to do to be safe on or near the water.

Being Safe with Weather

by Susan Kesselring

This fun, colorful book describes basic rules for what to do and what not to do to be safe in inclement weather. Picture descriptions present.

Being Self-Study Researchers in a Digital World

by Alan Ovens Dawn Garbett

This book presents research on the intersection of self-study research, digital technologies, and the development of future-oriented practices in teacher education. It explores the changing teacher education landscape by considering issues that are central to doing self-study: context and location; data access, generation and analysis; social and personal media; forms and transformations of pedagogy; identity; and ethics in an increasingly digital world. Self-study research on, with, and around digital technologies is highly significant in education where the rapid development and ubiquity of such technologies are an integral part of teacher educators' everyday pedagogical and research practices. Blended and virtual environments are now commonplaces in which to teach about teaching. The book highlights how digital technologies can enhance the pedagogies and knowledge base of teacher education research and practice while remaining circumspect of grandiose claims. Each chapter addresses aspects of doing self-study with educational technology, and provides issues for discussion and debate for readers wanting to engage in self-study.

Being Single in a Couple's World: How to Be Happily Single While Looking for Love

by Judith Kiersky Xavier Amador

How many times have you said to yourself, "This is the last wedding I go to alone"? Are you at a loss for answers when your friends and family suggest that "your problem is you're too picky" or "you're not trying hard enough"? Does it seem like all the good ones are taken? Whether you are actively looking for a mate or have decided that marriage isn't what you want right now, psychotherapists Xavier Amador and Judith Kiersky can help you deal with the problems that come from being single in a couples' world. Drawing on years of clinical experience and research with both single and married clients, Amador and Kiersky have identified the five common stumbling blocks that can get in the way of enjoying singlehood. Taking a careful look at the obstacles that cause single people the most pain, the authors have developed a four-step plan to help you achieve balance and happiness whether or not you stay single. And the first and most challenging step is to stop buying into old-fashioned ideas about singlehood and marriage. What's making you unhappy isn't being single but the false assumptions that we all hold about marriage-- what the authors call cultural and personal "marriage scripts". Cultural scripts equate matrimony with maturity, morality, and success and serve to make single people feel like second-class citizens. Personal marriage scripts, the subconscious expectations each of us has about marriage, get in the way of forming healthy, satisfying, and lasting relationships. Combining clear advice and vivid case examples, "Being Single in a Couples' World" gives all of us the tools we need to find our way to a healthier self and more meaningful relationships.

Being Sloane Jacobs

by Lauren Morrill

A new novel about following your dreams . . . and finding your heart from the author of Meant to Be. Meet Sloane Emily Jacobs: a seriously stressed-out figure skater who choked during junior nationals and isn't sure she's ready for a comeback. What she does know is that she'd give anything to escape the mass of misery that is her life. Now meet Sloane Devon Jacobs, a spunky ice hockey player who's been suspended from her team for too many aggressive hip checks. Her punishment? Hockey camp, now, when she's playing the worst she's ever played. If she messes up? Her life will be over. When the two Sloanes meet by chance and decide to trade places for the summer, each girl thinks she's the lucky one. But it didn't occur to Sloane E. that while avoiding sequins and axels she might meet a hockey hottie--and Sloane D. never expected to run into a familiar (and very good-looking) face from home. It's not long before the Sloanes discover that convincing people you're someone else might be more difficult than being yourself.

Being Someone Else

by J R Lindermuth

Some believe violence foreign to our nature. Dan 'Sticks' Hetrick, retired chief and now consultant to the Swatara Creek police department, knows better. We put a lid on our natural tendency to violence when we started living in groups, devising moral codes to hold it in check and allow us to live in harmony with others. But, deep down in the id--the site of instinct--there's always that tendency to violence. When an out-of-state reporter is found murdered at a disreputable bar the tendency to violence spirals in the rural Pennsylvania community, and the investigative trail keeps bringing Hetrick and his team back to the family of a wealthy doctor who has come home to retire. Hetrick and his protégé Officer Flora Vastine are joined by an old friend from his State Police days as they unravel old secrets and mysteries in a tale with as many shocking twists as a country road.

Being Still With God Every Day

by Henry Blackaby

God has a plan for your life. Make sure you seek to discover it daily!In the hustle and bustle of each day, it's difficult to remember that God has an ultimate plan for our lives. Featuring devotions and scriptures from each book of the Bible, Being Still with God Every Day by Drs. Henry and Richard Blackaby will help readers intentionally seek the interactions God has with them on a daily basis.In this 366-day devotional, the Blackabys glean what God's Word says about Him and how He wants us to live. From Genesis to Revelation, God reveals His plans for our lives. Each day features a scripture and a short, meaningful devotion to set minds and hearts on practical, godly living every day of the year. Previously published as Discovering God's Daily Agenda.

Being Taught

by Ethan Stone

I'm a virgin. I think I want that to change tonight. I want someone to fuck me, but I also want to be shown what to do. I want to be taught. I might get nervous, and I need someone who won't get angry if I say stop. ... No names. No feelings. When it's over, we say goodbye and never see each other again. We both get something out of the deal.

Being the Best Me: A Christian Girl’s Guide to Building Confidence

by Kristi Holl Nancy N. Rue Lois Walfrid Johnson Suzanne Hadley Gosselin

Have you ever had thoughts like these …I’m so stupid.I’ll never get an A in math.I’m sure the whole world is staring at the zits on my chin.Why can’t I be as pretty as the popular girls?We’ve all been there. Some days it seems like every other girl is smarter, prettier, stronger, or more talented. But did you know that God designed you exactly the way he wants you to be? From the top of your head to the ends of your toes, God made you special, with all the right skills, talents, dreams, and passions.This eBook collection is all about what makes you beautiful, one-of-a-kind, and outrageously loved by God. Including several full-length eBooks by your favorite Faithgirlz authors and excerpts from many more, the relevant devotions, helpful advice, and fun tips in this collection will have you better loving yourself and the creative God who made you.Selections included are from The Skin You're In, The Beauty Book, and The Uniquely Me Book, as well as tons of devotional thoughts from many other Faithgirlz favorites.

Being the Body

by Charles Colson

Charles Colson has been called, "one of the most important social reformers in a generation." Ten years ago in The Body, Colson turned his prophetic attention to the church and how it might break out of its cultural captivity and reassert its biblical identity. Today the book's classic truths have not changed. But the world we live in has. Christians in America have had their complacency shattered and their beliefs challenged. Around the world, the clash of world views has never been more strident. Before all of us, daily, are the realities of life and death, terror and hope, light and darkness, brokenness and healing. We cannot withdraw to the comfort of our sanctuaries...we must engage. For, if ever there was a time for Christians to be the Body of Christ in the world, it is now. In this new, revised and expanded edition of The Body, Charles Colson revisits the question, "What is the church and what is its relevance to contemporary culture at large?" Provocative and insightful, Being the Body inspires us to rise above a stunted "Jesus and me" faith to a nobler view of something bigger and grander than ourselves--the glorious, holy vision for which God created the church.Hardcover ISBN 0849917522

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