An unabridged edition to include the text from both the audio and subsequent video version of Earl Nightingale's 'The StrangestSecret, ' considered one of the greatest motivational works ever compiled. The Strangest Secret remains one of the most powerful and influential messages ever recorded. It continues to transform thelives of everyone who hears and heeds it.
Napoleon Hill’s Proven Program for Prosperity and Happiness You want to be rich. You deserve to be rich. It’s time to claim YOUR RIGHT TO BE RICH. The culmination of Napoleon Hill’s life’s work, Your Right To Be Rich, contains the most effective information ever developed for joining the ranks of the wealthy. Follow it and you will have the power to open any door, overcome any obstacle, and reach any goal. This lecture series gives us Napoleon Hill’s seventeen principales of success. Your Right To Be Rich can truly help you achieve your every goal and dream. It will inspire new goals and dreams where by riches are not restricted to such narrow parameters as fortune and fame. You deserve to be rich in every way – personally, spiritually, and financially. By following a series of simple, proven, time-tested exercises in the system, you will fully integrate each lesson into your daily routine and, most importantly, into your personality, mind-set and attitude. As a result, you’ll begin to think and act like the wealthy elite, and see positive results in your life almost immediately! The method you’ll discover in Your Right to Be Rich has turned more people into millionaires than any other personal development information available. Napoleon Hill, born in a one-room cabin in Wise County, Virginia, had a long and successful career writing, teaching, and lecturing about the principles of success. His work is a monument to individual achievement, the cornerstone of modern motivation. The Napoleon Hill Foundation is a non-profit educational institution perpetuating his philosophy of leadership and self-motivation.
An unabridged edition to include an 'Introduction' by the author. Chapters: Why do we Fail? - The Will to Fail - Victims of the Will to Fail - The Rewards of Failure - Righting the Direction - The System in Operation - Warnings and Qualifications - On Saving Breath - The Task of the Imagination - On Codes and Standards - And the Best of Luck!
The only official print edition endorsed by Nightingale Conant. This beautifully packaged collector’s edition will make a great addition to your library. Hundreds of thousands of business leaders and aspiring professionals have profited from the wisdom and savvy of Lead the Field! Now you can too. Lead the Field has often been referred to as the “Program of Presidents” because so many top executives and business leaders have incorporated Earl Nightingale’s insight and guidance into their management philosophies. This landmark book is a practical guide on how to think and act like a success. The timeless stories Nightingale uses to make his points are as profound as they are accessible. In this classic program, you will learn to: Double your mental capability Recognize and easily overcome the biggest stumbling block to high achievement in business and in life. Dramatically improve your life by changing one simple thing Enjoy more success with an easy 3-minute-a-day exercise Assess your potential worth and start increasing it now You’ll also discover uplifting and insightful information like the importance of forgiveness, how “intelligent objectivity” can improve your professional life, and the usefulness of constructive discontent. As Nightingale will show you, the magic word in life is ATTITUDE. It determines your actions, as well as the actions of others. It tells the world what you expect from it. When you accept responsibility for your attitude, you accept responsibility for your entire life. Remember, if the grass is greener on the other side… …it’s probably getting better care. Success in business and life is not a matter of luck or circumstance. It’s not a matter of fate or the breaks you get or who you know. Success is a matter of sticking to a set of commonsense principles that anyone can master. Now it’s your turn to bring positive changes to your own life—changes that will allow you to lead the field yourself!
Fiction by Richard F. Cameron, Verney Lovett Burton
Eclipses have long been seen as important celestial phenomena, whether as omens affecting the future of kingdoms, or as useful astronomical events to help in deriving essential parameters for theories of the motion of the moon and sun. This is the first book to collect together all presently known records of timed eclipse observations and predictions from antiquity to the time of the invention of the telescope. In addition to cataloguing and assessing the accuracy of the various records, which come from regions as diverse as Ancient Mesopotamia, China, and Europe, the sources in which they are found are described in detail. Related questions such as what type of clocks were used to time the observations, how the eclipse predictions were made, and how these prediction schemes were derived from the available observations are also considered. The results of this investigation have important consequences for how we understand the relationship between observation and theory in early science and the role of astronomy in early cultures, and will be of interest to historians of science, astronomers, and ancient and medieval historians.
Men and women are divided, in relation to their papers, into hoarders and scatterers. Miss Nightingale was a hoarder, and as she lived to be 90 the accumulation of papers, stored in her house at the time of her death, was very great. The papers referring to years up to 1861 had been neatly done up by herself, and it was evident that not everything had been kept. After that date, time and strength to sort and weed had been wanting, and Miss Nightingale seems to have thrown little away. Even soiled sheets of blotting-paper, on which she had made notes in pencil, were preserved. By a Will executed in 1896 she had directed that all her letters, papers, and manuscripts, with some specific exceptions, should be destroyed. By a Codicil executed in the following year she revoked this direction, and bequeathed the letters, papers, and manuscripts to her cousin, Mr. Henry Bonham Carter. After her death the papers were sorted chronologically by his direction, and they have formed the principal foundation of this Memoir. Of expressly autobiographical notes, Miss Nightingale left very few. At the date of the Codicil above mentioned she seems to have contemplated the probability of some authoritative record of her life; for in that year she wrote a short summary of what she called “My Responsibility to India,” detailing her relations with successive Secretaries of State, Governors-General, and other administrators. Her memory in these matters was still accurate, for the summary is fully borne out by letters and other papers of the several dates: it adds some personal details. In private letters she sometimes recounted, at later times, episodes or experiences in her life, but such references are few. Nor, except for a few years, did Miss Nightingale keep any formal diary; and during the Crimean episode she was too incessantly busy with her multitudinous duties to find time for many private notes. The principal authority for Miss Nightingale's Life is thus the collection of papers aforesaid, and these are very copious in information. The records, in one sort or another, of her earlier years are full. The papers relating to her work during the Crimean War are voluminous, and I have supplemented the study of these by consulting the official documents concerning Miss Nightingale's mission which are preserved, among War Office papers, in the Public Record Office. Her papers relating to public affairs during the years 1856 to 1861 are also very voluminous. After the latter date she seems, as already stated, to have kept almost everything, even every advertisement, that she received. She often made notes for important letters that she sent, and sometimes kept copies of them. Of official documents, of printed memoranda, pamphlets, reports, and returns, she accumulated an immense collection. And though she was not a regular diarist, she was in the habit of jotting down on sheets of notepaper her engagements, impressions, thoughts, meditations, as also in many cases reports of conversations.
The NEW Disinformation Guide to Media Distortion, Historical Whitewashes and Cultural Myths
Author: Russ Kick
Publisher: Red Wheel Weiser
Category: Political Science
A must-have revised and expanded edition of The Disinformation Company’s classic anthology, You Are STILL Being Lied To contains more than a dozen all-new essays from contributors like Norman Solomon, Graham Hancock, Alex Jones, John Major Jenkins, Robert Bauval, Richard DeGrandpre, Alexandra Bruce,John Hogue, Gregory Davis, and Scott Creighton on topics ranging from the misleading marketing of antidepressants to the truth about the North American Union, from media consolidation to the New Thought movement. Editor Russ Kick’s massive collection acts as a battering ram against the distortions, myths, and outright lies that have been shoved down our throats by the government, the media, corporations, organized religion, the scientific establishment, and others who want to keep the truth from us. An unprecedented group of researchers including Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, Howard Bloom, Sydney Schanberg, Michael Parenti, Riane Eisler, Jim Marrs, and many, many others paint a picture of a world where crucial stories are ignored or actively suppressed and the official version of events has more holes in it than Swiss cheese. A world where real dangers are downplayed and nonexistent dangers are trumpeted. In short, a world where you are being lied to.
Business & Economics by Daron Acemoglu,James A. Robinson
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. Reprint.
The Five Foot Shelf of Classics, Vol. V (in 51 Volumes)
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
Category: Literary Collections
Originally published between 1909 and 1917 under the name "Harvard Classics," this stupendous 51-volume set-a collection of the greatest writings from literature, philosophy, history, and mythology-was assembled by American academic CHARLES WILLIAM ELIOT (1834-1926), Harvard University's longest-serving president. Also known as "Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf," it represented Eliot's belief that a basic liberal education could be gleaned by reading from an anthology of works that could fit on five feet of bookshelf. Volume V features two collections from American poet and philosopher RALPH WALDO EMERSON (1803-1882): Essays-on such topics as "The American Scholar," "Self-Reliance," "Friendship," "Heroism," and more-and English Traits, in which he examines the British character as gathered from his travels in England.
CONTENTSCalvinismA Bishop of the Twelfth CenturyFather Newman on The Grammar of AssentCondition and Prospects of ProtestantismEngland and Her ColoniesA Fortnight in Kerry. Part IA Fortnight in Kerry. Part IIReciprocal Duties of State and SubjectThe Merchant and His WifeOn ProgressThe Colonies Once MoreEducationEnglands WarIreland since the UnionScientific Method Applied to History
Art by Marc Lachièze-Rey,Jean-Pierre Luminet,Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Paris
The Story of Houston's Gold Star/SugarHill Recording Studios
Author: Andy Bradley,Roger Wood
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Founded in a working-class neighborhood in southeast Houston in 1941, Gold Star/SugarHill Recording Studios is a major independent studio that has produced a multitude of influential hit records in an astonishingly diverse range of genres. Its roster of recorded musicians includes Lightnin’ Hopkins, George Jones, Willie Nelson, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Junior Parker, Clifton Chenier, Sir Douglas Quintet, 13th Floor Elevators, Freddy Fender, Kinky Friedman, Ray Benson, Guy Clark, Lucinda Williams, Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child, and many, many more. In House of Hits, Andy Bradley and Roger Wood chronicle the fascinating history of Gold Star/SugarHill, telling a story that effectively covers the postwar popular music industry. They describe how Houston’s lack of zoning ordinances allowed founder Bill Quinn’s house studio to grow into a large studio complex, just as SugarHill’s willingness to transcend musical boundaries transformed it into of one of the most storied recording enterprises in America. The authors offer behind-the-scenes accounts of numerous hit recordings, spiced with anecdotes from studio insiders and musicians who recorded at SugarHill. Bradley and Wood also place significant emphasis on the role of technology in shaping the music and the evolution of the music business. They include in-depth biographies of regional stars and analysis of the various styles of music they represent, as well as a list of all of Gold Star/SugarHill’s recordings that made the Billboard charts and extensive selected historical discographies of the studio’s recordings.
Discover the Natural Laws of Product Innovation and Business Survival
Author: Al Ries,Laura Ries
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Business & Economics
What Charles Darwin did for biology, Al and Laura Ries do for branding. In their exciting new book, The Origin of Brands, the Rieses take Darwin's revolutionary idea of evolution and apply it to the branding process. What results is a new and strikingly effective strategy for creating innovative products, building a successful brand, and, in turn, achieving business success. Here, the Rieses explain how changing conditions in the marketplace create endless opportunities to build new brands and accumulate riches. But these opportunities cannot be found where most people and most companies look. That is, in the convergence of existing categories like television and the computer, the cellphone and the Internet. Instead, opportunity lies in the opposite direction—in divergence. By following Darwin's brilliant deduction that new species arise from divergence of an existing species, the Rieses outline an effective strategy for creating and taking to market an effective brand. In The Origin of Brands, you will learn how to: Divide and conquer Exploit divergence Use the theories of survival of the firstest and survival of the secondest Harness the power of pruning Using insightful studies of failed convergence products and engaging success stories of products that have achieved worldwide success through divergence, the Rieses have written the definitive book on branding. The Origin of Brands will show you in depth how to build a great brand and will lead you to success in the high-stakes world of branding.
Conduct of life by E. James Rohn,Jim Rohn,Chris Widener
Who would guess that when Michael Jones' car broke down on the side of the road that it would be the beginning of a life-changing relationship? Walking to the nearest house, Michael stumbles across a plantation style mansion on an estate named "Twelve Pillars". Charlie, the maintenance man, helps Michael get back on the road again and also strikes up a relationship with him - and along the way teaches Michael the secrets of success - the Twelve Pillars of Success - that have made the owner of the house, Mr. Davis, a wealthy and successful man. This new novel by Jim Rohn and Chris Widener will inspire you to take your life to the next level and beyond. It will challenge and encourage you to become the best that you can be!
CONTENTS About the author Chapter 1 - The Strangest Secret Chapter 2 - Follow Your River Chapter 3 - The River or the Goal Chapter 4 - How To React To Stress Chapter 5 - Life of the Unsuccessful Chapter 6 - Six Techniques for Creative Revolutions Chapter 7 - The Devil's Wedge Chapter 8 - The Profile of a Creative Person Chapter 9 - A Commitment to Laughter Chapter 10 - A Time to Risk or Sit Chapter 11 - The Entrepreneurial Adventure Chapter 12 - The Cure for Procrastination Chapter 13 - The Great Problem-Solving Tool Chapter 14 - Is Your Personal Corporation Growing? Chapter 15 - Falling Isn't Failing Chapter 16 - The $25,000 Idea Chapter 17 - The Fog of Worry Chapter 18 - The Boss Chapter 19 - What Is Your Intermediate Goal? Chapter 20 - Success: A Worthy Destination Chapter 21 - Fake It Till You Make It Chapter 22 - It's Not the Destination Chapter 23 - Acres of Diamonds Chapter 24 - Don't Follow the Follower Chapter 25 - The Difference Between 'Haves' & 'Have Nots' Chapter 26 - The Flame of Hope Chapter 27 - Nine Steps for Solving Any Problem Chapter 28 - A Pain in the Colon Chapter 29 - Lloyd Conant: This I Believe Chapter 30 - Is Your Destination Clear? Chapter 31 - What Happens When You Run Out of Goals? Chapter 32 - Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich Chapter 33 - How to Give a Great Speech