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Failing Up

Failing Up
  • Author : Leslie Odom, Jr.
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-03-27
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 9781250139979
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Summary : Leslie Odom Jr., burst on the scene in 2015, originating the role of Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical phenomenon Hamilton. Since then, he has performed for sold-out audiences, sung for the Obamas at the White House, and won a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. But before he landed the role of a lifetime in one of the biggest musicals of all time, Odom put in years of hard work as a singer and an actor. With personal stories from his life, Odom asks the questions that will help you unlock your true potential and achieve your goals even when they seem impossible. What work did you put in today that will help you improve tomorrow? How do you surround yourself with people who will care about your dreams as much as you do? How do you know when to play it safe and when to risk it all for something bigger and better? These stories will inspire you, motivate you, and empower you for the greatness that lies ahead, whether you’re graduating from college, starting a new job, or just looking to live each day to the fullest.

Failing Up

Failing Up
  • Author : Leslie Odom, Jr.
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-03-27
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 9781250139962
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Summary : Odom burst on the scene in 2015, originating the role of Aaron Burr in the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton." But Odom had put in years of hard work as a singer and actor beforehand. Here, Odom offers guidance, encouragement, and inspiration for teens and adults who feel they're on the cusp of something big. Photos.

Failing Upwards

Failing Upwards
  • Author : Benjamin A. Chapin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-05-01
  • Total pages :48
  • ISBN : 1499643292
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Summary : "When I think of failure, I like to think of it as a hurdle on a race track. It is up ahead of myself (the runner) and I need to calculate when to change my direction upwards. Is my hurdle (failure) the end of the road? No, it's just an obstacle in the way I need to overcome in order to cross the finish line. That explains what this book is about in a nut shell." ~ Benjamin A. Chapin Failure is a part of every great success we have in life. Instead of having fear, we need to embrace failure firmly, look for the signs and learn every time we face it. Failure is not a burden and offers incredible value if we know how to approach it. This book was written to help people embrace that concept. At the end of this book, you will have a firm understanding of failure and how to use it to your benefit. What You Will Learn• Control the fears of failure in your mind • Discover what failure looks like and how to handle it • Learn from the failures of the past • Experience the joy of helping others through their own failures Does failure hold you back?Do you dwell on thoughts of failure in the areas you are trying to progress in? Do you attempt to avoid failure at all costs? Does it seem you just keep failing at every turn? Do you want to better your life? Do you have a desire to help others through their own failures? If you answered "Yes" to some or all of these questions, you will benefit from this book. Failure will happen in life with everything we attempt to do. At some point, you are going to fail and you have to recognize that failure when it happens so you can pivot your direction and continue upwards toward your success.

Fail Up

Fail Up
  • Author : Tavis Smiley
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-02-05
  • Total pages :263
  • ISBN : 9781401933913
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Summary : A radio and TV host and best-selling author of What I Know for Sure offers the best advice that he has gleaned from this successful life. Reprint.

Failing Up

Failing Up
  • Author : Barbara Hong
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 097465390X
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Summary : Hong's inspirational journey from an abusive, alcoholic, illiterate sweatshop home in Singapore to an influential professor from an Ivy League school illustrates the true strength of grit and the power of caring teachers. For more information check out failingupbook.com or barbarahong.com.

The Up Side of Down

The Up Side of Down
  • Author : Megan McArdle
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-02-11
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9780698151499
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Summary : “Clever, surprisingly fast-paced, and enlightening.” —Forbes Most new products fail. So do most businesses. And most of us, if we are honest, have experienced a major setback in our personal or professional lives. So what determines who will bounce back and follow up with a home run? What separates those who keep treading water from those who harness the lessons from their mistakes? One of our most popular business bloggers, Megan McArdle takes insights from emergency room doctors, kindergarten teachers, bankruptcy judges, and venture capitalists to teach us how to reinvent ourselves in the face of failure. The Up Side of Down is a book that just might change the way you lead your life.

Failing Upward/Death by Ego

Failing Upward/Death by Ego
  • Author : Jon Fitch
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-12-17
  • Total pages :214
  • ISBN : 179187990X
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Summary : Jon Fitch takes you back to the early days of mixed martial arts by sharing his old journal entries and reflecting on them. Follow along as he goes from struggling Division 1 wrestler to MMA super star. See firsthand what it was like back in the Wild West early days of the sport. Back before the sport was regulated and there were no guarantees that you would even get paid. See for yourself how the sport evolved, how AKA evolved and how Jon Fitch the fighter and the man evolved. The journal entries start while Jon is still in college wrestling for the Purdue Boilermakers where he was a 4-year letter winner and team captain. Then he travels across the country with his English bulldog, Bricks, to pursue a fighting career in a sport most people had never heard of at the time, MMA. After arriving in San Jose, California, he helped to build the American Kickboxing Academy into one of the greatest powerhouses in MMA. He also tried out and was almost on the first season of The Ultimate Fighter. Experience the process he went through in real time and see how he handled it. Get an inside look at the struggle that go along with the life of a fighter, from health issues to trouble with making money and relationships. It's not all sunshine and rainbows for those who choose this life.

Failing in the Field

Failing in the Field
  • Author : Dean Karlan,Jacob Appel
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-12-18
  • Total pages :176
  • ISBN : 9780691183138
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Summary : All across the social sciences, from development economics to political science, researchers are going into the field to collect data and learn about the world. Successful randomized controlled trials have brought about enormous gains, but less is learned when projects fail. In Failing in the Field, Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel examine the taboo subject of failure in field research so that researchers might avoid the same pitfalls in future work. Drawing on the experiences of top social scientists working in developing countries, this book describes five common categories of failures, reviews six case studies in detail, and concludes with reflections on best (and worst) practices for designing and running field projects, with an emphasis on randomized controlled trials. Failing in the Field is an invaluable “how-not-to” guide to conducting fieldwork and running randomized controlled trials in development settings.

Women on Food

Women on Food
  • Author : Charlotte Druckman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-10-29
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 9781683356813
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Summary : Women on Food unites the radical, diverging female voices of the food industry in this urgent, moving, and often humorous collection of essays, interviews, questionnaires, illustrations, quotes, and ephemera. Edited by Charlotte Druckman and featuring esteemed food journalists and thinkers, including Soleil Ho, Nigella Lawson, Diana Henry, Carla Hall, Samin Nosrat, Rachael Ray, and many others, this compilation illuminates the notable and varied women who make up the food world. Exploring issues from the #MeToo movement, gender bias in division of labor and the workplace, and the underrepresentation of women of color in leadership, to cultural trends including food and travel shows, the intersection of fashion and food, and the evolution of food writing in the last few decades, Women on Food brings together food’s most vital female voices.

Level Up

Level Up
  • Author : Alyson Van Hooser
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-06-16
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 9781640951983
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Summary : Leveling up is the only foolproof success strategy. It means owning your responsibility for taking control of who you are, what you do, and what your life will become. This book is written for the men and women grinding it out every day at work and wanting so badly to be more valued and get to the next level. It’s for the young professionals entering the workforce with big dreams who want to know exactly what it takes to advance in their career. It’s for anyone who has wanted more out of life but just hasn’t been able to make the shift to take control of their future. Many books teach you the steps you need to take to change your life. But they’re missing the critical foundational action that is necessary to ensure your new habits stick—the one element that distinguishes high-achieving professionals from those still waiting for success to find them. Most people know what they should do, and yet they don’t do it. The fact is that it does not matter how much you know—nothing will change for you unless you own the responsibility of leveling up. Alyson Van Hooser has discovered the crucial knowledge you must have, actions you must take, and areas of your life you must own if you want to shift the trajectory of your professional life to work in your favor. In Level Up, you’ll learn the secrets to professionalization and the exact steps required to gain respect, increase opportunity, and harness the power to crush all your goals, including: How to lay down your law so you don’t get off track How to get ahead by identifying and strategically adapting to what motivates individuals in different generations, from different social classes, with different life experiences How to make your emotions work for rather than against you Ways to make networking impressive instead of awkward What self-care truly means (hint: choosing YOU and your goals) And much more! Be bold. Make your own hype. And be accountable to the grind. Success and growth are often uncomfortable, but you’re not going to crush your goals by sitting idle, doing the bare minimum, and following the herd. It’s time to LEVEL UP.

Why Smart Executives Fail

Why Smart Executives Fail
  • Author : Sydney Finkelstein
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004-05-25
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 1101118237
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Summary : Bob Pittman and AOL Time Warner. Jean Marie Messier and Vivendi. Jill Barad and Mattel. Dennis Kozlowski and Tyco. It's an all too common scenario. A great company breaks from the pack; the analysts are in love; the smiling CEO appears on the cover of Fortune. Two years later, the company is in flames, the pension plan is bleeding, the stock is worthless. What goes wrong in these cases? Usually it seems that top management made some incredibly stupid mistakes. But the people responsible are almost always remarkably intelligent and usually have terrific track records. Just as puzzling as the fact that brilliant managers can make bad mistakes is the way they so often magnify the damage. Once a company has made a serious mis-step, it often seems as though it can't do anything right. How does this happen? Instead of rectifying their mistakes, why do business leaders regularly make them worse? To answer these questions, Sydney Finkelstein has carried out the largest research project ever devoted to corporate mistakes and failures. In WHY SMART EXECUTIVES FAIL, he and his research team uncover-with startling clarity and unassailable documentation-the causes regularly responsible for major business breakdowns. He relates the stories of great business disasters and demonstrates that there are specific, identifiable ways in which many businesses regularly make themselves vulnerable to failure. The result is a truly indispensable, practical, must-read book that explains the mechanics of business failure, how to avoid them, and what to do if they happen. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Wake-Up Call

The Wake-Up Call
  • Author : John Micklethwait,Adrian Wooldridge
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-09-15
  • Total pages :176
  • ISBN : 9780063065314
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Summary : An urgent and informed look at the challenges America and world governments will face in a post Covid-19 world. The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed that governments matter again, that competent leadership is the difference between living and dying. A few governments proved adept at handling the crisis while many others failed. Are Western governments healthy and strong enough to keep their citizens safe from another virulent virus—and protect their economies from collapse? Is global leadership passing from the United States to Asia—and particularly China? The Wake-Up Call addresses these urgent questions. Journalists and longtime collaborators John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge identify the problems Western leaders face, and outline a detailed plan to help them become more vigilant, better prepared, and responsive to disruptive future events. The problems that face us are enormous; as The Wake-Up Call makes clear, governments around the world must re-engineer the way they operate to successfully meet the challenges ahead.

In Praise of Failure

In Praise of Failure
  • Author : Mark H. Anshel
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-03-17
  • Total pages :206
  • ISBN : 9781442251588
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Summary : Many of our greatest athletes, scientists, and entertainers failed repeatedly throughout their careers, yet they refused to allow past mistakes stop them from striving for future success. Instead, they turned those so-called failures into opportunities to learn, improve, and eventually earn the achievements they are celebrated for today. Why, then, is failure considered negative in our society? Perhaps failure is not, in fact, something to be avoided, but something to be encouraged. In Praise of Failure: The Value of Overcoming Mistakes in Sports and in Life aims to change the way our society defines and perceives what is commonly called “failure.” Mark H. Anshel provides a refreshing, new perspective on how we can embrace failure as part of the process of achieving and succeeding at the highest level. Anshel uses sports psychology in a grounded, easy-to-read manner to examine failure in sports settings, revealing that not only is failure inevitable in an imperfect world, it is essential. He addresses such issues as how to properly promote failure in sport and exercise settings, how errors lead to improvement, ways to constructively cope with failure, and how to help child athletes fail “safely.” In the process, Anshel shows that the highest-performing athletes have one characteristic in common—they learned and improved from apparent setbacks. In Praise of Failure shares stories of professional athletes, business professionals, scholars, and famous inventors who failed repeatedly before attaining their dreams, revealing the integral role failure plays in success. Offering a fresh and exciting take on how to approach the failures we face in life, this book will be invaluable for athletes, coaches, exercise and fitness trainers, dieticians, students, and even for the corporate world.

Why Nations Fail

Why Nations Fail
  • Author : Daron Acemoğlu,James A. Robinson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :529
  • ISBN : 9780307719218
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Summary : An award-winning professor of economics at MIT and a Harvard University political scientist and economist evaluate the reasons that some nations are poor while others succeed, outlining provocative perspectives that support theories about the importance of institutions.

Failing Forward

Failing Forward
  • Author : John C. Maxwell
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-04-03
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9781418578657
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The Innovator's Dilemma

The Innovator's Dilemma
  • Author : Clayton M. Christensen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-12-15
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9781633691797
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Summary : Named one of 100 Leadership & Success Books to Read in a Lifetime by Amazon Editors A Wall Street Journal and Businessweek bestseller. Named by Fast Company as one of the most influential leadership books in its Leadership Hall of Fame. An innovation classic. From Steve Jobs to Jeff Bezos, Clay Christensen’s work continues to underpin today’s most innovative leaders and organizations. The bestselling classic on disruptive innovation, by renowned author Clayton M. Christensen. His work is cited by the world’s best-known thought leaders, from Steve Jobs to Malcolm Gladwell. In this classic bestseller—one of the most influential business books of all time—innovation expert Clayton Christensen shows how even the most outstanding companies can do everything right—yet still lose market leadership. Christensen explains why most companies miss out on new waves of innovation. No matter the industry, he says, a successful company with established products will get pushed aside unless managers know how and when to abandon traditional business practices. Offering both successes and failures from leading companies as a guide, The Innovator’s Dilemma gives you a set of rules for capitalizing on the phenomenon of disruptive innovation. Sharp, cogent, and provocative—and consistently noted as one of the most valuable business ideas of all time—The Innovator’s Dilemma is the book no manager, leader, or entrepreneur should be without.

The 7 Non-Negotiables of Winning

The 7 Non-Negotiables of Winning
  • Author : David K. Williams
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-07-11
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 9781118739204
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Summary : How to spot employees' true game-changing character traits for creating a winning culture Contrary to most conventional management wisdom, The 7 Non-Negotiables of Winning looks beyond employee skills and background and to identify the true game-changing character traits for creating a winning culture. Based on the author's methodology for what abilities drive decisions and actions within his own company, The 7 Non-Negotiables of Winning details how respect, belief, loyalty, commitment, trust, courage, and gratitude play an integral part to multiple key business outcomes. Provides illuminating stories and skill-building exercises to increase individual and group strength in each of the traits Author David Williams is CEO of Fishbowl provider of Fishbowl Inventory, the leading inventory management and asset tracking solutions for SMBs serving businesses globally When these seven core traits become the standard within any company, employees become inspired to flourish and companies sail over business hurdles to achieve record growth.

The Gift of Failure

The Gift of Failure
  • Author : Jessica Lahey
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-08-11
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9780062299246
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Summary : NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In the tradition of Paul Tough’s How Children Succeed and Wendy Mogel’s The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, this groundbreaking manifesto focuses on the critical school years when parents must learn to allow their children to experience the disappointment and frustration that occur from life’s inevitable problems so that they can grow up to be successful, resilient, and self-reliant adults. Modern parenting is defined by an unprecedented level of overprotectiveness: parents who rush to school at the whim of a phone call to deliver forgotten assignments, who challenge teachers on report card disappointments, mastermind children’s friendships, and interfere on the playing field. As teacher and writer Jessica Lahey explains, even though these parents see themselves as being highly responsive to their children’s well being, they aren’t giving them the chance to experience failure—or the opportunity to learn to solve their own problems. Overparenting has the potential to ruin a child’s confidence and undermine their education, Lahey reminds us. Teachers don’t just teach reading, writing, and arithmetic. They teach responsibility, organization, manners, restraint, and foresight—important life skills children carry with them long after they leave the classroom. Providing a path toward solutions, Lahey lays out a blueprint with targeted advice for handling homework, report cards, social dynamics, and sports. Most importantly, she sets forth a plan to help parents learn to step back and embrace their children’s failures. Hard-hitting yet warm and wise, The Gift of Failure is essential reading for parents, educators, and psychologists nationwide who want to help children succeed.

The Peter Principle

The Peter Principle
  • Author : RAYMOND. HULL HULL (RAYMOND. PETER, DR LAURENCE J.),Laurence J. Peter
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-10
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 1788166051
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Summary : In a hierarchy, every employee rises to the level of their own incompetence.This simple maxim, defined by this classic book over 40 years ago, has become a beacon of truth in the world of work. From the civil service to multinational companies to hospital management, it explains why things constantly go wrong: promotion up a hierarchy inevitably leads to over-promotion and incompetence. Through barbed anecdotes and wry humour the authors define the problem and show how anyone, whether at the top or bottom of the career ladder, can avoid its pitfalls. Or, indeed, avoid promotion entirely!

You Are Awesome

You Are Awesome
  • Author : Neil Pasricha
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-11-05
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9781982135881
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Summary : #1 international bestseller Publishers Weekly bestseller The Globe and Mail (Toronto) The Toronto Star bestseller The Vancouver Sun bestseller From Neil Pasricha—New York Times, million-copy bestselling author of The Book of Awesome series and The Happiness Equation, thought leader for the next generation, and one of the most popular TED speakers in the world—comes a revelatory and inspiring book that will change the way we view failure and help us build resilience. We are lucky. For most of us, famine, plague, economic depression, and other life-threatening catastrophes are the stuff of history books. We’re living in an era with the highest-ever rates of longevity, education, and wealth. Cars drive us home as our phones entertain us before we arrive to food delivered to the front door. We have it all! But there’s just one side effect. We no longer have the tools to handle failure...or even perceived failure. When we fall, we lie on the sidewalk crying. When we spill, we splatter. When we crack, we shatter. We are turning into an army of porcelain dolls. A rude email from the boss means calling in sick. Only two likes on our post means we don’t have friends. Cell phones show us we’re never good enough. Yesterday’s butterflies are tomorrow’s panic attacks. Record numbers of students have clinical anxiety. And what about depression, loneliness, and suicide? All rising! What do we desperately need to learn? RESILIENCE. And we need to learn it fast. Read You Are Awesome to learn: • The single word that keeps your options open after failure • What every commencement speech gets wrong • 3 ways to dramatically accelerate your ability to learn and adapt • The 2-minute morning practice that helps eliminate worry • Why you need an Untouchable Day (and how to get one) • and much, much more... Because the truth is, you really are awesome.

The Privileged Poor

The Privileged Poor
  • Author : Anthony Abraham Jack
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-03-01
  • Total pages :464
  • ISBN : 9780674239661
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Summary : An NPR Favorite Book of the Year Winner of the Critics’ Choice Book Award, American Educational Studies Association Winner of the Mirra Komarovsky Book Award Winner of the CEP–Mildred García Award for Exemplary Scholarship “Eye-opening...Brings home the pain and reality of on-campus poverty and puts the blame squarely on elite institutions.” —Washington Post “Jack’s investigation redirects attention from the matter of access to the matter of inclusion...His book challenges universities to support the diversity they indulge in advertising.” —New Yorker “The lesson is plain—simply admitting low-income students is just the start of a university’s obligations. Once they’re on campus, colleges must show them that they are full-fledged citizen.” —David Kirp, American Prospect “This book should be studied closely by anyone interested in improving diversity and inclusion in higher education and provides a moving call to action for us all.” —Raj Chetty, Harvard University The Ivy League looks different than it used to. College presidents and deans of admission have opened their doors—and their coffers—to support a more diverse student body. But is it enough just to admit these students? In this bracing exposé, Anthony Jack shows that many students’ struggles continue long after they’ve settled in their dorms. Admission, they quickly learn, is not the same as acceptance. This powerfully argued book documents how university policies and campus culture can exacerbate preexisting inequalities and reveals why some students are harder hit than others.