What is the What is Dave Eggers's astonishing novel about one of the world's most brutal civil wars Valentino Achak Deng is just a boy when conflict separates him from his family and forces him to leave his small Sudanese village, joining thousands of other orphans on their long, long walk to Ethiopia, where they find safety - for a time. Along the way Valentino encounters enemy soldiers, liberation rebels and deadly militias, hyenas and lions, disease and starvation. But there are experiences ahead that will test his spirit in even greater ways than these . . . Truly epic in scope, and told with expansive humanity, deep compassion and unexpected humour, What is the What is an eye-opening account of life amid the madness of war and an unforgettable tale of tragedy and triumph. 'If there was ever any doubt that Dave Eggers is one of our most important storytellers, What Is the What should put it to rest... [A] strange, beautiful and unforgettable work' San Francisco Chronicle 'A remarkable book: harrowing, witty, wretched, delightful; and always compelling, always surprising' London Review of Books All of the author's proceeds from this book will go to the Valentino Achak Deng Foundation. Read more at: www.valentinoachakdeng.com.
A collection of papers dealing with history as a way of knowing, not a mode of discourse. It attempts to render intelligible explaining the past and knowing the past, mainly systematically but also through attention to Collingwood's work.
Succeed by mastering the art of the who Why surround yourself with the best? Because it matters—in all aspects of life. In fact, in professional environments, getting people right—what global leadership authority Claudio Fernández-Aráoz calls “the art of great ‘who’ decisions”—marks the difference between success and failure. To thrive, you need to identify those with the highest potential, get them in your corner and on your team, and help them grow. Yet surprisingly very few of us are able to meet that challenge. This series of short and engaging essays outlines the obstacles to great “who” decisions and offers solutions to address them in a systematic way. Drawing from several decades of experience in global executive search and talent development, as well as the latest management and psychology research, Fernández-Aráoz offers wisdom and practical advice to improve the choices we make about employees and mentors, business partners and friends, top corporate leaders and even elected officials. The personal stories and cutting-edge studies described in the book will help you understand both your own failings and the external forces commonly at play in staffing decisions. The author shares concrete recommendations on how to select the best people, bring out their strengths, foster collective greatness in the groups you’ve assembled, and create not only better organizations but also a better society. Starting with the cases of Amazon pioneer Jeff Bezos and Brazilian tycoon Roger Agnelli and continuing with individual and corporate examples from around the world, Fernández-Aráoz paints a vivid picture of what great “who” decisions look like and presents a fresh and commanding argument about why they matter more than ever today.
Who HQ brings you the stories behind the most beloved characters of our time. We're off to see the Wizard...along with Dorothy, Toto, and all of her friends as they make their way onto the What Is the Story of? list. When L. Frank Baum wrote about the adventures of a young farm girl named Dorothy and her pet dog in the magical Land of Oz in 1900, he wanted to create a beautiful story based on the America he knew and treasured. But he had no idea his book would become a bestseller and grow into the cultural phenomenon that it is today. After the iconic 1939 film, numerous sequels, retellings, and musicals, it's easy to see why The Wizard of Oz has been called "America's greatest and best-loved homegrown fairytale." From Baum's first book through Wicked, the story of The Wizard of Oz is as fascinating as the tale itself.
This book offers a new approach to the principles and functioning of rhetoric. In everyday life, we often debate issues or simply discuss questions. Rhetoric is the way in which we answer questions in an interpersonal context, when we want to have an effect on those with whom we are communicating. They can be convinced or charmed, persuaded or influenced, and the language used can range from reasoning to the sharing of narratives, literary or otherwise. What is Rhetoric? provides a breakthrough in the field, offering a systematic and unified view of the topic. The book combines the social aspects of rhetoric, such as the negotiation of distance between speakers, with the theory of emotions. All the principal authors from Plato and Aristotle to contemporary theorists are integrated into Michel Meyer's 'problematological' conception of rhetoric, based on the primacy of questioning and answering in language and thought.
More than three dozen of the best and most popular stories by the acknowledged master of the short science fiction story. The thirty-nine works contained in this volume-twenty-six from the author's ten other Open Road collections, plus thirteen additional pieces unique to this volume-include these vintage Sheckley stories: "The Eye of Reality," "The Language of Love," "The Accountant," "A Wind Is Rising," "The Robot Who Looked Like Me," "The Mnemone," "Warm," "The Native Problem," "Fishing Season," "Shape," "Beside Still Waters," "Silversmith Wishes," "Meanwhile, Back at the Bromide," "Fool's Mate," "Pilgrimage to Earth," "All the Things You Are," "The Store of the Worlds," "Seventh Victim," "Cordle to Onion to Carrot," "Is That What People Do?", "The Prize of Peril," "Fear in the Night," "Can You Feel Anything When I Do This?", "The Battle," "The Monsters," and "The Petrified World." This volume also includes the following uncollected Sheckley tales: "Five Minutes Early," "Miss Mouse and the Fourth Dimension," "The Skag Castle," "The Helping Hand," "The Last Days of (Parallel?) Earth," "The Future Lost," "Wild Talents, Inc.," "The Swamp," "The Future of Sex: Speculative Journalism," "The Life of Anybody," "Goodbye Forever to Mr. Pain," "The Shaggy Average American Man Story," "Shootout in the Toy Shop," and "How Pro Writers Really Write-or Try To."
This book can be a tremendous asset to pastors, church leaders, ministry volunteers and anyone else who desires to see their local church become more real, more enjoyable, more honest... more like the model of the early Church in the Book of Acts. A balance of spiritual truth, humor, practical application, and personal experience, Keith Hubbs takes you through scripture and history to examine the five-fold ministry of Ephesians 4, carefully describing its purpose and intent, its function, and its overwhelming absence in today's Church! It will challenge what you believe about the ministry and your call as a Christian. It will challenge what you think you know about the proper order of church government. It will challenge you to examine your own motives in ministry, and help you realize how YOU fit into God's plan for His Church!
Be inspired to consider a wide range of images of God and refine how you imagine God works in the world or not. Tapping into your God-given ability to re-imagine God will expand your understanding and experience of your own beliefs and of the Divine."
Advance praise for Motivating the "What's In It For Me?" Workforce "The information on leading and managing generations found in this book is invaluable to all executives today. The war for talent has become increasingly fierce. Attracting and retaining this talent is critical to a successful global company. This book is a masterful tool for developing the skills required for managing multigenerational teams. It is a must-have for executives at all levels who are responsible for a company's greatest asset: its people." --Phebe Port, Vice President Global Management Strategies,The Estee Lauder Companies "Motivating the 'What's In It For Me?' Workforce has given our managers good ideas about leading the different generations in our workplace, particularly the New Millennials who we at Enterprise are especially reliant upon to grow our business every single day and, ultimately, become our company's future leaders." --Marie Artim, Assistant Vice President Recruiting, Enterprise Rent-A-Car "After Marston presented to our management group, approximately 400 individuals, and after we responded to the clamor for his book, it became commonplace to hear people discussing solutions to problems based on generational considerations. There aren't many people discussions that occur today where we don't at least consider differences between Baby Boomers, Millennials, etc. He really changed our way of thinking!" --Anne Donovan, U.S. HR LeaderSystems and Process Assurance, PricewaterhouseCoopers "If you ever had any doubt that generational differences have an impact on go-to-market strategies, Marston's book, Motivating the 'What's In It For Me?' Workforce, provides thought-provoking realities you need to consider. This is a must-read . . . At our Sales Leadership Conference, Marston gave our top sales managers actionable ideas on how to gain better understanding of what drives today's workforce to take direct action and deliver exceptional results." --Damian A. Thomas, General ManagerCorporate Sales Leader, General Electric Company
In the What Would Jesus Eat Cookbook, you’ll discover an enormously effective?and delicious?way of eating based on Biblical principles. You’ll find that you can lose weight, prevent disease, enjoy more balanced meals, and attain vibrant health by changing the way you eat. A companion to the bestselling What Would Jesus Eat?, this cookbook offers inspired ideas for good eating and good living. Modeled on Jesus' example, The What Would Jesus Eat Cookbook emphasizes whole foods that are low in fat, salt, and sugar and high in nutrients and satisfying flavor. This modern approach to an ancient way of eating offers a healthy alternative to today's fast food culture.
Have you ever believed your choices in life were too limited or your thoughts didn't really matter? Do unwanted things seemingly happen as you struggle to stay afloat? Discover how to consciously draw in those things you want instead. Release undesired energy which might otherwise grow into illness or disease. Find the gift in adversity as you: Take your life back in a more purposeful way, while enlisting steps to heal and restore. Consciously recognize options you didn't see before. Learn why meditation is needed, how to do it, while maximizing what it offers. Gain insights to enlist new perspectives. Welcome change, while embracing its meaningful course corrections. "Our intent is to communicate healing modalities to and through Robyn who vibrationally connects to us. Together we bring forward new, yet, not truly new teachings ... those lost in time." the Elders The inspirational writings found within these pages are given to Robyn by the Elders. She describes them as pure consciousness and infinite awareness. Their powerful insights suggest some refreshingly simple methods to employ. Robyn, a gifted communicator and intuitive, bridges the physical with the non-physical world to bring their words into form. Now imagine a future where limitations are removed and purposeful direction is engaged. Unbounded opportunities await as you consciously co-create everything desired when you seek to heal, restore, renew.
This study offers information about the claims and beliefs of the New Age as well as background to the physical, biological, neurophysiological, cultural anthropological, psychological and quantum theoretical facts that are part of discussions of this form of holistic spirituality.
Kelsen, Hans. What is Justice? Justice, Law and Politics in the Mirror of Science. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1957. [vi], 397 pp. Reprinted 2000 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-101-1. Cloth. New. $95. * Through the lens of science, Kelsen proposes a dynamic theory of natural law, examines Platonic and Aristotelian doctrines of justice, the idea of justice as found in the holy scriptures, and defines justice as "...that social order under whose protection the search for truth can prosper. 'My' justice, then, is the justice of freedom, the justice of peace, the justice of democracy-the justice of tolerance." (p. 24).
A study in philosophical logic of the meaning of 'true'. Dr Williams demonstrates the shortcomings of various analyses which interpret 'true' as a predicate or truth as a relational property, and clears up a number of important points about propositions, quantification, definite descriptions and correspondence. This 'deflationary metaphysics' is interwoven with a positive theory of his own, which seeks to develop ideas about the late Arthur Prior. The work is marked throughout by great clarity, precision and thoroughness.