Posted: January 8th, 2012 | Author: admin | Filed under: deals | No Comments »
This book was $7.99 before. It is a must read if you are an introvert. It especially becomes interesting if you are an introvert who has to behave like an extrovert.
“If you have introvert inclinations and are doubting yourself, this is a must read. Or if you know someone who exhibits introvert symptoms, read this book before calling the shrink.”
- Bhante Yogavacara Rahula, author of One Night’s Shelter: An Autobiography of an American Buddhist Monk
EMBRACE THE POWER INSIDE YOU
Are you an introvert? Psychologist and introvert Laurie Helgoe reveals that more than half of all Americans are. Introverts gain energy and power through reflection and solitude. Our culture, however, is geared toward the extrovert. The pressure to enjoy parties, chatter, and interactions can lead people to think that an inward orientation is a problem instead of an opportunity.
Helgoe shows that the exact opposite is true: Introverts can capitalize on this inner source of power. INTROVERT POWER is a groundbreaking call for an introvert renaissance, a blueprint for how introverts can take full advantage of this hidden strength in daily life. Supplemented by the voices of several introverts, Helgoe presents a startling look at introvert numbers, influence, and economic might.
Revolutionary and invaluable, INTROVERT POWER includes ideas for how introverts can learn to:
- Claim private space
- Carve out time to think
- Bring a slower tempo into daily life
- Create breaks in conversation and relationships
- Deal effectively with parties, interruptions, and crowds
QUIET IS MIGHT. SOLITUDE IS STRENGTH. INTROVERSION IS POWER.
Posted: January 7th, 2012 | Author: admin | Filed under: deals | Tags: chess | No Comments »
This is the lowest price for this great book. It was 9.99$ before. I had many nice hours with this book so I highly recommend it to every chess lover.
Comprehensive, up to date, and clear, this invaluable guide will help even less experienced players to progress to good
club level and better. It offers a complete guide to the main opening gambits along with hundreds of test positions for players at every level. Graham Burgess, FIDE Master, shows you all you need to know, from entering the world of chess, through Internet games, to major international tournaments. Features include:Entirely new and expanded sections on online chess, computers and openings.A complete guide to all the main opening gambits.Hundreds of test positions for players of all standards.Courses in tactics and attacking strategy.Analysis of some of the greatest games ever played.Information and advice on club, national, and international tournaments.Glossary of terminology.Practical advice and information for further study.
About the Author
Graham Burgess has been a World Chess Federation (FIDE) Master since the age of 20. He has written more than 20 highly acclaimed and award-winning books on chess and edited more than 200. He lives in Bristol, England.
Posted: December 14th, 2011 | Author: admin | Filed under: deals | Tags: classic, kafka | No Comments »
Kafka’s classic novel is now $1.99. It was $7.12 before.
“Of all Kafka’s fiction this is the most personal. K. is not of course a mouthpiece for Kafka–he lacks Kafka’s grave intelligence and humor–but his inner conflict between a taste for ordinary life and the demands imposed by his quest were in good part shared by Kafka . . . The Castle projects a greater strength of will than we have encountered in Kafka’s earlier writings–an effort to overcome the muteness of existence.” –from the Introduction by Irving Howe
From the Hardcover edition.
Including hyperlinked explanatory notes within the ebook-optimized text, introductions by leading authorities, and a wealth of other valuable material, Oxford World’s Classics ebooks continue the series’ century-long commitment to scholarship across a broad spectrum of literature from around the globe.
The Castle: ‘K. kept feeling that he had lost himself, or was further away in a strange land than anyone had ever been before’
A remote village covered almost permanently in snow and dominated by a castle and its staff of dictatorial, sexually predatory bureaucrats – this is the setting for Kafka’s story about a man seeking both acceptance in the village and access to the castle. Kafka breaks new ground in evoking a dense village community fraught with tensions, and recounting an often poignant, occasionally farcical love-affair. He also explores the relation between the individual and power, and asks why the villagers so readily submit to an authority which may exist only in their collective imagination.
Published only after Kafka’s death, The Castle appeared in the same decade as modernist masterpieces by Eliot, Joyce, Woolf, Mann and Proust, and is among the central works of modern literature. This translation follows the text established by critical scholarship, and manuscript variants are mentioned in the notes. The introduction provides guidance to the text without reducing the reader’s own freedom to make sense of this fascinatingly enigmatic novel.
About the Author
The son of a well-to-do merchant, Franz Kafka was born in Prague in 1883 and died of tuberculosis in a sanitorium near Vienna in 1924. After earning a law degree in 1906, he worked most of his adult life at the Workers Accident Insurance Company for the Kingdom of Bohemia in Prague. Only a small portion of his writings were published during his lifetime; most of them, including the three unfinished novels, Amerika, The Trial, and The Castle, were published posthumously.
Mark Harman holds a Ph.D. from Yale University and has taught German and Irish literature at Oberlin and Dartmouth. In addition to writing scholarly essays on Kafka and other modern authors, he has edited and co-translated Robert Walser Rediscovered: Stories, Fairy-Tale Plays, and Critical Responses and has translated Soul of the Age: Selected Letters of Hermann Hesse, 1891-1962. He teaches literature at the University of Pennsylvania.
Posted: December 8th, 2011 | Author: admin | Filed under: deals | Tags: berkun, project management | No Comments »
This is one of the best books on Project Management and it was $17.59 before! A whooping 11.30$ savings for you from Best Kindle Reads. Do not miss this book today.
Scott worked with Microsoft on difficult projects and he was a Project Manager that has seen it all. He is extremely booked on Project Management (similar to Kasparov’s legendary historic and technical knowledge in chess) and his advice is most practical. I also follow his blog regularly and highly recommend anything written by him.
What To Do When Things Go Wrong
From Making Things Happen, Chapter 11
1. Calm down. Nothing makes a situation worse than basing your actions on fear, anger, or frustration. If something bad happens to you, you will have these emotions whether you’re aware of them or not. They will also influence your thinking and behavior whether you’re aware of it or not. (Rule of thumb: the less aware you are of your feelings, the more vulnerable you are to them influencing you.) Don’t flinch or overreact—be patient, keep breathing, and pay attention.
2. Evaluate the problem in relation to the project. Just because someone else thinks the sky has fallen doesn’t mean that it has. Is this really a problem at all? Whose problem is it? How much of the project (or its goals) is at risk or may need to change because of this situation: 5%? 20%? 90%? Put things in perspective. Will anyone die because of this mistake (you’re not a brain surgeon, are you?)? Will any cities be leveled? Plagues delivered on the innocent? Help everyone frame the problem to the right emotional and intellectual scale. Ask tons of questions and get people thinking rather than reacting. Work to eliminate assumptions. Make sure you have a tangible understanding of the problem and its true impact. Then, prioritize: emergency (now!), big concern (today), minor concern (this or next week), bogus (never). Know how long your fuse is to respond and prioritize this new issue against all existing work. If it’s a bogus issue, make sure whoever cried wolf learns some new questions to ask before raising the red flag again.
3. Calm down again. Now that you know something about the problem, you might really get upset (“How could those idiots let happen!?”). Find a way to express emotions safely: scream at the sky, workout at the gym, or talk to a friend. But do express them. Know what works for you, and use it. Then return to the problem. Not only do you need to be calm to make good decisions, but you need your team to be calm. Pay attention to who is upset and help them calm down. Humor, candor, food, and drink are good places to start. Being calm and collected yourself goes a long way toward calming others. And taking responsibility for the situation (see the later section “Take responsibility”), regardless of whose fault it was, accelerates a team’s recovery from a problem.
4. Get the right people in the room Any major problem won’t impact you alone. Identify who else is most responsible, knowledgeable, and useful and get them in together straight away. Pull them out of other meetings and tasks: if it’s urgent, act with urgency, and interrupt anything that stands in your way. Sit them down, close the door, and run through what you learned in step 2. Keep this group small; the more complex the issue, the smaller the group should be. Also, consider that (often) you might not be part of this group: get the people in the room, communicate the problem, and then delegate. Offer your support, but get out of their way (seriously—leave the room if you’re not needed). Clearly identify who is in charge for driving this issue to resolution, whether it’s you or someone else.
5. Explore alternatives. After answering any questions and clarifying the situation, figure out what your options are. Sometimes this might take some research: delegate it out. Make sure it’s flagged as urgent if necessary; don’t ever assume people understand how urgent something is. Be as specific as possible in your expectation for when answers are needed.
6. Make the simplest plan. Weigh the options, pick the best choice, and make a simple plan. The best available choice is the best available choice, no matter how much it sucks (a crisis is not the time for idealism). The more urgent the issue, the simpler your plan. The bigger the hole you’re in, the more direct your path out of it should be. Break the plan into simple steps to make sure no one gets confused. Identify two lists of people: those whose approval you need for the plan, and those who need to be informed of the plan before it is executed. Go to the first group, present the plan, consider their feedback, and get their support. Then communicate that information to the second group.
7. Execute. Make it happen. Ensure whoever is doing the work was involved in the process and has an intimate understanding of why he’s doing it. There is no room for assumption or ambiguity. Have specific checkpoints (hourly, daily, weekly) to make sure the plan has the desired effect and to force you and others in power to consider any additional effort that needs to be spent on this issue. If new problems do arise, start over at step 1.
8. Debrief. After the fire is out, get the right people in the room and generate a list of lessons learned. (This group may be different from the right people in step 4 because you want to include people impacted by, but not involved in, the decision process.) Ask the question: “What can we do next time to avoid this?” The bigger the issue, the more answers you’ll have to this question. Prioritize the list. Consider who should be responsible for making sure each of the first few items happens.
In the updated edition of this critically acclaimed and bestselling book, Microsoft project veteran Scott Berkun offers a collection of essays on field-tested philosophies and strategies for defining, leading, and managing projects. Each essay distills complex concepts and challenges into practical nuggets of useful advice, and the new edition now adds more value for leaders and managers of projects everywhere.Based on his nine years of experience as a program manager for Internet Explorer, and lead program manager for Windows and MSN, Berkun explains to technical and non-technical readers alike what it takes to get through a large software or web development project. Making Things Happen doesn’t cite specific methods, but focuses on philosophy and strategy. Unlike other project management books, Berkun offers personal essays in a comfortable style and easy tone that emulate the relationship of a wise project manager who gives good, entertaining and passionate advice to those who ask.Topics in this new edition include:How to make things happenMaking good decisionsSpecifications and requirementsIdeas and what to do with themHow not to annoy peopleLeadership and trustThe truth about making datesWhat to do when things go wrongComplete with a new forward from the author and a discussion guide for forming reading groups/teams, Making Things Happen offers in-depth exercises to help you apply lessons from the book to your job. It is inspiring, funny, honest, and compelling, and definitely the one book that you and your team need to have within arm’s reach throughout the life of your project.Coming from the rare perspective of someone who fought difficult battles on Microsoft’s biggest projects and taught project design and management for MSTE, Microsoft’s internal best practices group, this is valuable advice indeed. It will serve you well with your current work, and on future projects to come.
Posted: December 5th, 2011 | Author: admin | Filed under: deals | Tags: self-help, ziglar | No Comments »
This book was $9.89 before. It is the book that made Zig Ziglar popular in 1993.
Drawing on his forty plus years as a world-class motivated speaker, Ziglar shows precisely how to achieve what people desire most from life — to be happy, healthy, reasonably prosperous and secure, and to have friends, peace of mind, good family relationships and hope.
About the Author
Zig Ziglar, one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the country, delivers his message of humor, hope, and enthusiasm to audiences throughout the world. He is chairman of the Zig Ziglar Corporation, whose mission is to equip people to more fully utilize their physical, mental, and spiritual resources. His client list includes thousands of small and mid-sized businesses, Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, churches, and non-profit associations. He is the author of many best-selling books, including See You at the Top, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide, Something to Smile About, and Over the Top.
Posted: December 3rd, 2011 | Author: admin | Filed under: deals | Tags: career | No Comments »
This book was $9.40 before. If you are a grad student or an established acedemic who is wondering about your options outside of academia do not miss this book.
Graduate schools churn out tens of thousands of Ph.D.’s and M.A.’s every year. Half of all college courses are taught by adjunct faculty. The chances of an academic landing a tenure-track job seem only to shrink as student loan and credit card debts grow. What’s a frustrated would-be scholar to do? Can he really leave academia? Can a non-academic job really be rewarding—and will anyone want to hire a grad-school refugee?
With “So What Are You Going to Do with That?” Susan Basalla and Maggie Debelius—Ph.D.’s themselves—answer all those questions with a resounding “Yes!” A witty, accessible guide full of concrete advice for anyone contemplating the jump from scholarship to the outside world, “So What Are You Going to Do with That?” covers topics ranging from career counseling to interview etiquette to translating skills learned in the academy into terms an employer can understand and appreciate. Packed with examples and stories from real people who have successfully made this daunting—but potentially rewarding— transition, and written with a deep understanding of both the joys and difficulties of the academic life, this fully revised and up-to-date edition will be indispensable for any graduate student or professor who has ever glanced at her CV, flipped through the want ads, and wondered, “What if?”
“I will absolutely be recommending this book to our graduate students exploring their career options—I’d love to see it on the coffee tables in department lounges!”—Robin B. Wagner, former associate director for graduate career services, University of Chicago
Posted: November 22nd, 2011 | Author: admin | Filed under: deals | Tags: novel, woolf | No Comments »
This book was $8.25 before. It is the last novel of Virginia Woolf. Many likes it, some doesn’t find it as attractive as her other novels. You need to give it a try to find out.
Here, in her last book, is Virginia Woolf at her most tenuous, elusive, unreal. The various terms which have been applied to her art seem all to apply – “evocative”, “fragile”, “unsubstantial”, “eclectic”. The scene and the compass of this book is a pageant in a small English village, alternating with the actors of the local pageant are the figures in a private pageant of spectators:- Giles, stockbroker, at odds with his wife, Mrs. Manress, hearty, blowsy woman of forty who assumes the role of child of nature; Giles’ father, withered, dry, his sister a vague old lady, etc. There is no action, save in the pageant which is reproduced now in poetry, now in prose. The quality of the book lies in its nuance, its shadows, its reflections, its aestheticism. There is an ethereal, haunting, beauty, strangely distant. Sharply limited market. (Kirkus Reviews
‘Together these ten volumes make an attractive and reasonably priced (the volumes vary between L3.99 and L4.99) working edition of Virginia Woolf’s best-known writing. One can only hope that their success will prompt World’s Classics to add her other essays to the series in due course.’
(Elisabeth Jay, Westminster College, Oxford )
In Woolf’s final novel, villagers present their annual pageant, made up of scenes from the history of England, at a house in the heart of the country as personal dramas simmer and World War II looms.
Annotated and with an introduction by Melba Cuddy-Keane
Posted: November 15th, 2011 | Author: admin | Filed under: deals | Tags: lewis, sports | No Comments »
This book was $7.96 before. It is a great deal for $2.79.
“The Blind Side is a wonderful tale.” John Gapper, Financial Times “Lewis has made a habit of writing about sport recently, but sport is really only a subtext for a much more meaningful examination of class and race. I wept at the end, something I have not done at the end of a work of non-fiction for a very long time.” Malcolm Gladwell, The Observer, Books of the Year 2006 “The strongest strand of The Blind Side is about sporting strategy. When brain defeats brawn in one of Michael Lewis’s books, you can almost hear the prose style lift off.” Ed Smith, The Times “[The Blind Side] provides deep insights about sport and America.” The Spectator”
The New York Times Bestseller
“Lewis has such a gift for storytelling…he writes as lucidly for sports fans as for those who read him for other reasons.”—Janet Maslin, New York Times
One day Michael Oher will be among the most highly paid athletes in the National Football League. When we first meet him, he is one of thirteen children by a mother addicted to crack; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday, or how to read or write. He takes up football, and school, after a rich, white, evangelical family plucks him from the streets. Then two great forces alter Oher: the family’s love and the evolution of professional football itself into a game in which the quarterback must be protected at any cost. Our protagonist becomes the priceless package of size, speed, and agility necessary to guard the quarterback’s greatest vulnerability: his blind side. This paperback edition contains a brand-new 2007 afterword.
About the Author
Michael Lewis, the best-selling author of Liar’s Poker, The Money Culture, The New New Thing, Moneyball, The Blind Side, Panic, Home Game, The Big Short, and Boomerang, among other works, lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and three children.
Posted: November 14th, 2011 | Author: admin | Filed under: deals | Tags: business, communication | No Comments »
This book was $10.99 before. This is the lowest price until now on Kindle. If you are interest in body language, this is a good book.
Train your body to communicate with confidence and clarity-have your body match what your mouth says…The popular phrase “leading from influence” takes for granted that influence derives chiefly from verbal communication. However, communication is about more than words. To get to the next level in your career, you must communicate with your entire self.
What Your Body Says gives you the straight-up “how-to” on unifying what you say with what you do, allowing you to better connect with other people and reach your full leadership potential. It gives you a clear and simple process to follow, all drawn from an intense study of how language impacts people’s lives and emotions. Filled with useful tools, strategies, and techniques, this book gives you the key to
- Speak intelligently while looking smart, engaging and real
- Deliver unpleasant messages without pain or guilt
- Having a committee meeting and getting something done
- And more
Written by Sharon Sayler, a highly accomplished expert in marketing, presentations, and body language, What Your Body Says is the only guide you need to achieve the competitive edge in your personal and business communication style.
From the Inside Flap
Your mouth might be saying one thing in meetings, interviews, presentations, and other high-stakes interactions, but what about the rest of you? When you’re trying to get a message across, does your body and attitude reflect your enthusiasm or detract from it? If you want your verbal and
nonverbal signals working together seamlessly for maximum impact, What Your Body Says
gives you the tools to fully master your messages.Laying out simple methods that are easy to use and remember, this helpful guide offers a proven approach based on the author’s years of research and practice. You’ll get an array of techniques you can use in a variety of situations, allowing you to communicate with more clarity, inspiration, and influence.
What Your Body Says enables you to:
- Become aware of the signals you are sending—intentionally and unintentionally—and their effects
- Understand and use gestures to convey intention, relationships, information, influence, and expectations
- Understand and use your gestures, eyes, tone of voice, and other nonverbals
- Combine the different tools into a new, highly effective communication style
True communication goes beyond words, and great communicators use every tool they have to deliver their message. What Your Body Says will get you to the next level in your business and personal communication style. Apply the concepts in this powerful guide, and the results—stronger relationships, influential leadership, and enthusiastic responses—will start coming in loud and clear!
Posted: November 10th, 2011 | Author: admin | Filed under: deals | Tags: happiness, self-help | No Comments »
This book was $9.99 before.
“You don’t want your last words to be ‘I wish I could live my life over.’ This book will inspire you, challenge you and show you how to do it right the first time.”
– John Izzo, Ph.D, author of The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die
“Required reading for anyone who is seeking a life rich in happiness. When you start living your life without regrets, life is good!”
—Marshall Goldsmith, author of What Got You Here Won’t Get You There and Mojo
“There is great power in Marc’s message.”
—Marci Shimoff, author of Happy for No Reason and coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul
“Read No More Regrets! and you won’t have any more! A great way to live the happier life you always wanted.”
—Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager
“Frankly, I doubt there is one person who would not benefit from reading Marc’s thirty down-to-earth and common-sense-loaded suggestions.”
—Colleen Barrett, President Emeritus, Southwest Airlines
Why do we have regrets—and what can we do about it?We all want to live a life without regrets. Whenever we do something we wish we hadn’t—or don’t do something we wish we had—we vow it won’t happen again. But why do we have regrets in the first place? Because we become prisoners of habit and circumstance, we take people in our lives for granted and fail to be true to ourselves. We stop growing and learning, become self-absorbed and judgmental, and lose touch with our innate goodness. Inspired by his final conversation with a dying friend, Marc Muchnick’s No More Regrets! is specifically designed to help you avoid these pitfalls.Just one or two of the thirty ways to greater happiness and meaning outlined here could potentially change your life. Muchnick’s suggestions are straightforward, thoughtful, and easy to implement—often just a matter of shifting perspective and seeing the world differently. He illustrates each with a moving personal story and includes a “No More Regrets! Game Plan” tool to help you banish regret from your life forever.
About the Author
Marc Muchnick, Ph.D. is Founder and President of People First Group, a management consulting firm servicing leading organizations including start-ups, small and medium-sized businesses and non-profits, and companies such as Invitrogen, Hilton Hotels, Delta Air Lines, McDonald’s, Fidelity Investments, and many more. Muchnick is also coauthor of the international bestseller, “The Leadership Pill™” with Ken Blanchard, and author of Naked Management: Bare Essentials for Motivating the X-Generation at Work. He is an internationally known motivational speaker, leadership expert and online management professor with featured appearances on CNN and elsewhere.