Business & Economics

Winning Minds

Author: Simon Lancaster

Publisher: Springer


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

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Shhh . Did you know there is a secret Language of Leadership: a timeless set of cues and signals that still determines who reaches the top in politics and business today. The ancient Greeks were the first to study the art of communication 2,500 years ago. It is only now, with recent breakthroughs in neuroscience, that we can say for sure what works and how. In Winning Minds, top speechwriter Simon Lancaster blends ancient rhetoric and neuroscience to create the definitive guide to the Language of Leadership. With trust in business and political leaders at record lows, there's never been a better time for a fresh perspective on communication. Winning Minds is packed with insights into the effects of metaphors, stories, and sound bites on the brain. We know what the brain looks like on heroin. This book shows the brain on Branson, Obama, and Boris.
Literary Criticism

Hearts and Minds

Author: Michael Bibby

Publisher: Rutgers University Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

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The early 1960s to the mid-1970s was one of the most turbulent periods in American history. The U.S. military was engaged in its longest, costliest overseas conflict, while the home front was torn apart by riots, protests, and social activism. In the midst of these upheavals, an underground and countercultural press emerged, giving activists an extraordinary forum for a range of imaginative expressions. Poetry held a prominent place in this alternative media. The poem was widely viewed by activists as an inherently anti-establishment form of free expression, and poets were often in the vanguards of political activism. Hearts and Minds is the first book-length study of the poems of the Black Liberation, Women's Liberation, and GI Resistance movements during the Vietnam era. Drawing on recent cultural and literary theories, Bibby investigates the significance of images, tropes, and symbols of human bodies in activist poetry. Many key political slogans of the period--"black is beautiful," "off our backs"--foreground the body. Bibby demonstrates that figurations of bodies marked important sites of social and political struggle. Although poetry played such an important role in Vietnam-era activism, literary criticism has largely ignored most of this literature. Bibby recuperates the cultural-historical importance of Vietnam-era activist poetry, highlighting both its relevant contexts and revealing how it engaged political and social struggles that continue to motivate contemporary history. Arguing for the need to read cultural history through these "underground" texts, Hearts and Minds offers new grounds for understanding the recent history of American poetry and the role poetry has played as a medium of imaginative political expression.

The Light of Our Minds

Author: Vincent Cheung

Publisher: Vincent Cheung




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This little book stresses two themes – namely, the biblical emphasis on the mind and the monopoly of the Christian worldview over the intellectual realm. Together, these chapters serve as a reminder for the Christian to love God with all his soul and all his mind.

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

Author: Michael Lewis

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company


Category: Science

Page: 320

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“Brilliant. . . . Lewis has given us a spectacular account of two great men who faced up to uncertainty and the limits of human reason.” —William Easterly, Wall Street Journal Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original papers that invented the field of behavioral economics. One of the greatest partnerships in the history of science, Kahneman and Tversky’s extraordinary friendship incited a revolution in Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made much of Michael Lewis’s own work possible. In The Undoing Project, Lewis shows how their Nobel Prize–winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality.
Young Adult Nonfiction

The Young Champion's Mind

Author: Jim Afremow, PhD

Publisher: Rodale Kids


Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 240

View: 924

The ultimate guide for student athletes to train, play, and feel their best, from an expert in sports psychology. Sports psychologist Jim Afremow has earned accolades from Olympians to professional athletes for his insightful approach to training the mind, body, and spirit of a competitor. Now this award-winning coach is turning his talents to student athletes in the new young adult edition of his highly praised The Champion's Mind. As student athletes strive to balance their school and sports accomplishments, Dr. Afremow's sage advice will be a much-needed guide in helping them navigate the field—or rink or court. The Young Champion's Mind covers such topics as how to get in a "zone," thrive on a team, and stay humble, and how to progress within a sport and sustain long-term excellence. Customizable preparation routines promote full-power performance.

A User 's Guide to Your Mind Volume II How to Win in Love & Get Along with Each Other

Author: Michael Ra Bouchard

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Psychology

Page: 376

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Thoughts are very real things. They can be compared to the elements that create the weather we experience. From clear and sunny to overcast and dreary, your thought-machine mind creates your reality. Whether or not you are consciously aware of it, you alone control the angles and rotations of the kaleidoscopic mirrors within the workings of your mind. If you don't like your reality, you can always adjust your outlook simply by adjusting your way of thinking. One of life's mercies is that we can retrain our mind. This guide is an appeal for rational thinking. When all is said and done, there are only three fundamental areas over which you have any real control in your life: how you think/feel (as in two sides of the same coin), how you act, and how you react. When you are unhappy in life or love, the best place to start looking for both the cause and the cure is within the inner narrative of your thoughts. It is here you will find the fountainhead of resiliency from which your strength and well-being flow. Resiliency in people is not an accidental occurrence; rather, it is the cumulative effect of an individual's decision making. In a nutshell, humans need not always interpret things in the negative, instead, the choice to view things either as "a positive" or as "a negative" is entirely your own to make. The intelligent approach insists you strive to see both the positive and the negative in people, situations, and events. Doing so won't negate the negative, it simply helps to balance it. The knowledge contained in A User's Guide to Your Mind is threefold: how to live mindfully of your thoughts, how to exercise emotional intelligence in relationships, and how to exercise social intelligence in everyday life. Exercising social and emotional intelligence--along with good old common sense--is essential to soundly managing your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. If you are tired of just talking about making changes and are now actually prepared to do something about it, the guidance within will provide detailed blueprints to get you started in redesigning your life and relationships. Best of all, you can implement what you learn as you see fit, according to your own goals, value system, and moral principles. This book shows you how.

The Beauty of the Redemption

Author: Bishop Ferdinand Samson Ovbiebo

Publisher: AuthorHouse


Category: Religion

Page: 294

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We should serve God by using our gifts, talents, and other resources to add value to the lives of others to the glory of the Lord. It is very important for us to strive with all our might to offer excellent service to God in whatever capacity and do so with cheerful hearts. Everything we do in the service of God, plus how we do it, decides the level of honor and influence we will enjoy in our destinies. I believe it also determines the level of divine favors we will walk in here on earth. Serving in excellence is our highway to honor and distinction. “If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honor” (John 12:26). The main point, however, is that it is not enough just to serve God. Your service must be of a level of excellence. Nothing less will do. Service to God is commendable, but that is not enough. Your service must be honorable. In this way, your gifts and offerings must honor him. “Therefore the LORD, the God of Isreal, declares: ‘I promised that your house and your father’s house would minister before me forever.’ But now the LORD declares: ‘Far be it from me! Those who honor me I will honor, but those who despise me will be disdained’” (1 Samuel 2:30). If you cut corners in carrying out divine assignments, don’t expect the best from God. Have a big heart for God. “The temple I am going to build will be great, because our God is greater than all other gods” (2 Chronicles 2:5). If you want to experience the glory of God in your life, go all out in your sacrifices. Be an extremist in your excellence service to him.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life

Author: Steven Hayes



Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 454

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For a scientist committed to empirical evaluation, it is important to show that materials can be helpful outside the context of a therapeutic relationship, so, generally speaking, we know that a book like this is likely to be helpful. Several of the specific components in this book have been tested, sometimes in a form very similar to the way you are contacting this material. For example, several studies evaluated the impact of short passages drawn nearly word for word from ACT materials (very similar to what you've read) that were recorded on audiotape, read aloud by a research assistant, or were presented to the participants to read. Typically, these studies focused on the ability of participants to tolerate distress of various kinds, such as gas-induced panic-like symptoms, extreme cold, extreme heat, or electric shock. A few studies looked at the distress produced by difficult or intrusive cognitions, or clinically relevant anxiety. Some were done with patients, others with normal populations. The specific ACT components that have been examined so far include defusion, acceptance, mind-fulness, and values. The techniques included exercises, metaphors, and rationales, including several that can be found in this book (e.g., word repetition, physicalizing, leaves on a stream, the quicksand metaphor, the Chinese finger trap metaphor, and so forth). Thus, it seems fair to say that it is known that at least some of what you've read can be helpful at least some of the time outside of the context of a therapeutic relationship, when presented in a form similar to the form in which you have contacted this material.

26+ Mind Hacks In American Football Betting: Must Read to Win Bets

Author: Minh A.F.

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc


Category: Self-Help

Page: 44

View: 506

This book is for you who want to make money from American football betting and to avoid losing money because of psychological traps. You will find 26+ hidden traps that usually make people losing money. You may not know them before, but I am sure you have experienced many of them during your betting. Understanding those traps and following my advices with save you thousands of dollars. Besides, you will find the tips to help you optimize your bets and stakes.

The 7 Secrets to Peace of Mind

Author: Tony Charles

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 315

In The 7 Secrets to Peace of Mind, author Tony Charles delivers new insights to spur a new life outlook. In this motivating guide, he demonstrates how to attain peace of mind, including wisdom, knowledge, understanding, real love, tranquility, motivation, and inspiration. Through a step-by-step format, Charles reveals deep secrets, offers positive steps to raise self-esteem, and empowers you to obtain an in-depth understanding of the following powerful inner secrets that will change your life for the better: The secret formula for transforming your whole life The secret formula for overcoming and achieving anything The secret to the power of positive thinking The secret to prosperity and inner peace The secret to the rule of life The secret to longevity and well-being The secret formula for believing in your humanity and divinity Filled with exercises to help you get to where you want to be, The 7 Secrets to Peace of Mind explores new ways of looking at communication that can facilitate a powerful transformation and help you achieve personal and business success.