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  • - Five Novels in One Outrageous Volume
    af Douglas Adams
    207,95 kr.

    In one complete volume, here are the five classic novels from Douglas Adams's beloved Hitchhiker series. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS'sThe Great American Read) Seconds before the Earth is demolished for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is saved by Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised Guide. Together they stick out their thumbs to the stars and begin a wild journey through time and space. The Restaurant at the End of the UniverseThe moment before annihilation at the hands of warmongers is a curious time to crave tea. It could only happen to the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his comrades as they hurtle across the galaxy in a desperate search for a place to eat. Life, the Universe and Everything The unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky so they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is. Now only five individuals can avert Armageddon: mild-mannered Arthur Dent and his stalwart crew. So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish Back on Earth, Arthur Dent is ready to believe that the past eight years were all just a figment of his stressed-out imagination. But a gift-wrapped fishbowl with a cryptic inscription thrusts him back to reality. So to speak. Mostly Harmless Just when Arthur Dent makes the terrible mistake of starting to enjoy life, all hell breaks loose. Can he save the Earth from total obliteration? Can he save the Guide from a hostile alien takeover? Can he save his daughter from herself?Includes the bonus story ';Young Zaphod Plays It Safe' ';With droll wit, a keen eye for detail and heavy doses of insight . . . Adams makes us laugh until we cry.'San Diego Union-Tribune ';Lively, sharply satirical, brilliantly written . . . ranks with the best set pieces in Mark Twain.'The Atlantic

  • af Naomi Novik
    97,95 kr.

  • af Andy Weir
    248,95 kr.

  • - A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons
    af George R. R. Martin
    675,95 kr.

    For the first time, all five novels in the epic fantasy series that inspired HBO's Game of Thrones are together in one eBook bundle. An immersive entertainment experience unlike any other, A Song of Ice and Fire has earned George R. R. Martindubbed ';the American Tolkien' by Time magazineinternational acclaim and millions of loyal readers. Now this bundle collects the entire monumental cycle in the most convenient format available: A GAME OF THRONES A CLASH OF KINGS A STORM OF SWORDS A FEAST FOR CROWS A DANCE WITH DRAGONS ';One of the best series in the history of fantasy.'Los Angeles Times Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King's Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert's name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worseunnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season. Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen's brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannisterthe first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms. Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothrakiwhose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys. ';Long live George Martin . . . a literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers.'The New York Times

  • - Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company
    af Robert Iger
    232,95 kr.

  • - Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
    af Ed Catmull & Amy Wallace
    122,95 kr.

    From a co-founder of Pixar Animation Studiosthe Academy Awardwinning studio behindCoco, Inside Out,andToy Storycomes an incisive book about creativity in business and leadership for readers of Daniel Pink, Tom Peters, and Chip and Dan Heath. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Huffington Post *; Financial Times *; Success *; Inc. *; Library JournalCreativity, Inc. is a manual for anyone who strives for originality and the first-ever, all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animationinto the meetings, postmortems, and ';Braintrust' sessions where some of the most successful films in history are made. It is, at heart, a book about creativitybut it is also, as Pixar co-founder and president Ed Catmull writes, ';an expression of the ideas that I believe make the best in us possible.' For nearly twenty years, Pixar has dominated the world of animation, producing such beloved films as the Toy Story trilogy, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Up,WALL-E, and Inside Out,which have gone on to set box-office records and garner thirty Academy Awards. The joyousness of the storytelling, the inventive plots, the emotional authenticity: In some ways, Pixar movies are an object lesson in what creativity really is. Here, in this book, Catmull reveals the ideals and techniques that have made Pixar so widely admiredand so profitable. As a young man, Ed Catmull had a dream: to make the first computer-animated movie. He nurtured that dream as a Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, where many computer science pioneers got their start, and then forged a partnership with George Lucas that led, indirectly, to his co-founding Pixar in 1986. Nine years later, Toy Story was released, changing animation forever. The essential ingredient in that movie's successand in the thirteen movies that followedwas the unique environment that Catmull and his colleagues built at Pixar, based on leadership and management philosophies that protect the creative process and defy convention, such as: *; Give a good idea to a mediocre team, and they will screw it up. But give a mediocre idea to a great team, and they will either fix it or come up with something better. *; If you don't strive to uncover what is unseen and understand its nature, you will be ill prepared to lead. *; It's not the manager's job to prevent risks. It's the manager's job to make it safe for others to take them. *; The cost of preventing errors is often far greater than the cost of fixing them. *; A company's communication structure should not mirror its organizational structure. Everybody should be able to talk to anybody.

  • af M.D. Edward M. Hallowell & M.D. John J. Ratey
    147,95 kr.

  • - Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
    af Charles Duhigg
    243,95 kr.

    NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER *; This instant classic explores how we can change our lives by changing our habits. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Wall Street Journal *; Financial TimesIn The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to the sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.With a new Afterword by the author ';Sharp, provocative, and useful.'Jim Collins ';Few [books] become essential manuals for business and living. The Power of Habit is an exception. Charles Duhigg not only explains how habits are formed but how to kick bad ones and hang on to the good.'Financial Times ';A flat-out great read.'David Allen, bestselling author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity ';You'll never look at yourself, your organization, or your world quite the same way.'Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind ';Entertaining . . . enjoyable . . . fascinating . . . a serious look at the science of habit formation and change.'The New York Times Book Review

  • af Brené Brown
    227,95 - 333,95 kr.

  • - 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History)
    af George R. R. Martin
    107,95 - 367,95 kr.

  • - Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
    af Dan Heath & Chip Heath
    119,95 kr.

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *; The instant classic aboutwhy some ideas thrive, why others die, and how to improve your idea's chancesessential reading in the';fake news' era. Mark Twain once observed, ';A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on.' His observation rings true: Urban legends, conspiracy theories, and bogus news stories circulate effortlessly. Meanwhile, people with important ideasentrepreneurs, teachers, politicians, and journalistsstruggle to make them ';stick.' InMade to Stick, Chip and Dan Heath reveal the anatomy of ideas that stick and explain ways to make ideas stickier, such as applying the human scale principle, using the Velcro Theory of Memory, and creating curiosity gaps.Along the way, we discover that sticky messages of all kindsfrom the infamous ';kidney theft ring' hoax to a coach's lessons on sportsmanship to a vision for a new product at Sonydraw their power from the same six traits. Made to Stickwill transform the way you communicate. It's a fast-paced tour of success stories (and failures): the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who drank a glass of bacteria to prove a point about stomach ulcers; the charities who make use of the Mother Teresa Effect; the elementary-school teacher whose simulation actually prevented racial prejudice. Provocative, eye-opening, and often surprisingly funny,Made to Stickshows us the vital principles of winning ideasand tells us how we can apply these rules to making our own messages stick. BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Chip Heath and Dan Heath'sSwitch.

  • - 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
    af Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson
    156,95 kr.

    NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER *;The authors ofNo-Drama Discipline and The Yes Brainexplain the new science of how a child's brain is wired and how it matures in this pioneering, practical book. ';Simple, smart, and effective solutions to your child's struggles.'Harvey Karp, M.D. In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. The authors explainand make accessiblethe new science of how a child's brain is wired and how it matures. The ';upstairs brain,' which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids throw tantrums, fight, or sulk in silence. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child's brain and foster vital growth. Complete with age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child shows you how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives. ';[A] useful child-rearing resource for the entire family . . . The authors include a fair amount of brain science, but they present it for both adult and child audiences.'Kirkus Reviews ';Strategies for getting a youngster to chill out [with] compassion.'The Washington Post ';This erudite, tender, and funny book is filled with fresh ideas based on the latest neuroscience research. I urge all parents who want kind, happy, and emotionally healthy kids to read The Whole-Brain Child. This is my new baby gift.'Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author of Reviving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other';Gives parents and teachers ideas to get all parts of a healthy child's brain working together.'Parent to Parent

  • - Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
    af Brené Brown
    139,95 kr.

  • - The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups
    af Daniel Coyle
    192,95 - 232,95 kr.

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *; Theauthor of The Talent Codeunlocks the secrets of highly successful groups and provides tomorrow's leaders with the tools to build a cohesive, motivated culture.NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BLOOMBERG ANDLIBRARY JOURNAL Where does great culture come from? How do you build and sustain it in your group, or strengthen a culture that needs fixing? In The Culture Code, Daniel Coyle goes inside some of the world's most successful organizationsincluding the U.S. Navy's SEAL Team Six, IDEO, and the San Antonio Spursand reveals what makes them tick. He demystifies the culture-building process by identifying three key skills that generate cohesion and cooperation, and explains how diverse groups learn to function with a single mind. Drawing on examples that range from Internet retailer Zappos to the comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade to a daring gang of jewel thieves, Coyle offers specific strategies that trigger learning, spark collaboration, build trust, and drive positive change. Coyle unearths helpful stories of failure that illustrate what not to do, troubleshoots common pitfalls, and shares advice about reforming a toxic culture. Combining leading-edge science, on-the-ground insights from world-class leaders, and practical ideas for action, The Culture Code offers a roadmap for creating an environment where innovation flourishes, problems get solved, and expectations are exceeded. Culture is not something you areit's something you do. The Culture Code puts the power in your hands. No matter the size of your group or your goal, this book can teach you the principles of cultural chemistry that transform individuals into teams that can accomplish amazing things together.Praise for The Culture Code ';I've been waiting years for someone to write this bookI've built it up in my mind into something extraordinary. But it is even better than I imagined. Daniel Coyle has produced a truly brilliant, mesmerizing read that demystifies the magic of great groups. It blows all other books on culture right out of the water.'Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Option B, Originals, and Give and Take ';If you want to understand how successful groups workthe signals they transmit, the language they speak, the cues that foster creativityyou won't find a more essential guide than The Culture Code.'Charles Duhigg, New York Times bestselling author of The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better

  • - A Journey into the Mysterious System That Keeps You Alive
    af Philipp Dettmer
    290,95 kr.

  • af Torrey Peters
    147,95 - 223,95 kr.

  • - A Memoir
    af Marsha M. Linehan
    147,95 kr.

  • af Carl Sagan
    156,95 kr.

    RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOX Cosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space.Cosmos retraces the fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution that have transformed matter into consciousness, exploring such topics as the origin of life, the human brain, Egyptian hieroglyphics, spacecraft missions, the death of the Sun, the evolution of galaxies, and the forces and individuals who helped to shape modern science. Praise for Cosmos ';Magnificent . . . With a lyrical literary style, and a range that touches almost all aspects of human knowledge, Cosmos often seems too good to be true.'The Plain Dealer ';Sagan is an astronomer with one eye on the stars, another on history, and a thirdhis mind'son the human condition.'Newsday ';Brilliant in its scope and provocative in its suggestions . . . shimmers with a sense of wonder.'The Miami Herald ';Sagan dazzles the mind with the miracle of our survival, framed by the stately galaxies of space.'Cosmopolitan ';Enticing . . . iridescent . . . imaginatively illustrated.'The New York Times Book ReviewNOTE: This edition does not include images.

  • - A Novel
    af Michael Crichton
    112,95 kr.

    #1NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER*;From the author ofTimeline, Sphere,andCongo,this is the classic thriller of science run amok that took the world by storm.Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS'sThe Great American Read';[Michael] Crichton's dinosaurs are genuinely frightening.'Chicago Sun-TimesAn astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind's most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit themfor a price.Until something goes wrong. . . .InJurassic Park,Michael Crichton taps all his mesmerizing talent and scientific brilliance to create his most electrifying technothriller.Praise forJurassic Park';Wonderful . . . powerful.'The Washington Post Book World';Frighteningly real . . . compelling . . . It'll keep you riveted.'The Detroit News';Full of suspense.'The New York Times Book Review

  • af Charles Soule
    192,95 - 312,95 kr.

  • - Stories from a South African Childhood
    af Trevor Noah
    132,95 - 297,95 kr.

    #1NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *;The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man's coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followedNAMED ONE OF PASTE'S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE *; NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times *; USA Today *; San Francisco Chronicle *; NPR *;Esquire *; Newsday *; Booklist Trevor Noah's unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents' indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa's tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man's relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious motherhis teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother's unconventional, unconditional love.Praise for Born a Crime';[A] compelling new memoir . . . By turns alarming, sad and funny, [Trevor Noah's] book provides a harrowing look, through the prism of Mr. Noah's family, at life in South Africa under apartheid. . . . Born a Crime is not just an unnerving account of growing up in South Africa under apartheid, but a love letter to the author's remarkable mother.'Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times ';[An] unforgettable memoir.'Parade ';What makesBorn a Crimesuch a soul-nourishing pleasure, even with all its darker edges and perilous turns, is reading Noah recount in brisk, warmly conversational prose how he learned to negotiate his way through the bullying and ostracism. . . . What also helped was having a mother like Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah. . . . ConsiderBorn a Crimeanother such gift to herand an enormous gift to the rest of us.'USA Today ';[Noah] thrives with the help of his astonishingly fearless mother. . . . Their fierce bond makes this story soar.'People

  • af Taylor Jenkins Reid
    232,95 kr.

  • af Ibram X. Kendi
    159,95 - 192,95 kr.

  • - A Memoir
    af Tara Westover
    97,95 - 240,95 kr.

    #1NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL,ANDBOSTON GLOBEBESTSELLER*;NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYTHE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW*;ONE OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR*; BILL GATES'S HOLIDAY READING LIST*; FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE'S AWARD IN AUTOBIOGRAPHY *; FINALIST FORTHENATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE'S JOHN LEONARD PRIZE FOR BEST FIRST BOOK*; FINALIST FOR THE PEN/JEAN STEIN BOOK AWARD*; FINALIST FOR THE LOS ANGELES BOOK PRIZENAMED ONE OF PASTE'S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE *; NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post *; O: The Oprah Magazine *; Time *; NPR *; Good Morning America *; San Francisco Chronicle *; The Guardian *; The Economist *; Financial Times *; Newsday *; New York Post *; theSkimm *; Refinery29 *; Bloomberg *; Self *; Real Simple *; Town & Country *; Bustle *; Paste *; Publishers Weekly *; Library Journal *; LibraryReads *; BookRiot *; Pamela Paul, KQED *; New York Public LibraryAn unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge UniversityBorn to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara's older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she'd traveled too far, if there was still a way home.';Beautiful and propulsive . . . Despite the singularity of [Tara Westover's] childhood, the questions her book poses are universal: How much of ourselves should we give to those we love? And how much must we betray them to grow up?'Vogue';Westover has somehow managed not only to capture her unsurpassably exceptional upbringing, but to make her current situation seem not so exceptional at all, and resonant for many others.'The New York Times Book Review

  • af Paul Kalanithi
    117,95 - 206,95 kr.

    #1NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER *; PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST *; This inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the questionWhat makes a life worth living? NAMED ONE OF PASTE'S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE *; NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYThe New York Times Book Review *;People *; NPR *;The Washington Post *;Slate *;Harper's Bazaar *; Time Out New York *;Publishers Weekly *;BookPage Finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award in Creative Nonfiction and the Books for a Better Life Award in Inspirational MemoirAt the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi's transformation from a nave medical student ';possessed,' as he wrote, ';by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life' into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality. What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir. Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all. ';I began to realize that coming face to face with my own mortality, in a sense, had changed nothing and everything,' he wrote. ';Seven words from Samuel Beckett began to repeat in my head: ';I can't go on. I'll go on.'' When Breath Becomes Air is an unforgettable, life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a brilliant writer who became both.

  • - A Novel
    af Taylor Jenkins Reid
    97,95 - 232,95 kr.

  • af Prince
    312,95 kr.

  • - Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
    af Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    105,95 kr.

    #1NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *; A bold work from theauthor of The Black Swanthat challenges many of our long-held beliefs about risk and reward, politics and religion, finance and personal responsibility In his most provocative and practical book yet, one of the foremost thinkers of our time redefines what it means to understand the world, succeed in a profession, contribute to a fair and just society, detect nonsense, and influence others. Citing examples ranging from Hammurabi to Seneca, Antaeus the Giant to Donald Trump, Nassim Nicholas Taleb shows how the willingness to accept one's own risks is an essential attribute of heroes, saints, and flourishing people in all walks of life. As always both accessible and iconoclastic, Taleb challenges long-held beliefs about the values of those who spearhead military interventions, make financial investments, and propagate religious faiths. Among his insights: *; For social justice,focus on symmetry and risk sharing. You cannot make profits and transfer the risks to others, as bankers and large corporations do. You cannot get rich without owning your own risk and paying for your own losses. Forcing skin in the game corrects this asymmetry better than thousands of laws and regulations. *; Ethical rules aren't universal. You're part of a group larger than you, but it's still smaller than humanity in general. *; Minorities, not majorities, run the world. The world is not run by consensus but by stubborn minorities imposing their tastes and ethics on others. *; You can be an intellectual yet still be an idiot. ';Educated philistines' have been wrong on everything from Stalinism to Iraq to low-carb diets. *; Beware of complicated solutions (that someone was paid to find). A simple barbell can build muscle better than expensive new machines. *; True religion is commitment, not just faith. How much you believe in something is manifested only by what you're willing to risk for it.The phrase ';skin in the game' is one we have often heard but rarely stopped to truly dissect. It is the backbone of risk management, but it's also an astonishingly rich worldview that, as Taleb shows in this book, applies to all aspects of our lives. As Taleb says, ';The symmetry of skin in the game is a simple rule that's necessary for fairness and justice, and the ultimate BS-buster,' and ';Never trust anyone who doesn't have skin in the game. Without it, fools and crooks will benefit, and their mistakes will never come back to haunt them.'

  • - The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
    af Brené Brown
    162,95 - 232,95 kr.

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *; A timely and important book that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture, from the #1 bestselling author ofRising Strong, Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of ImperfectionDon't miss the hourlong Netflix specialBrene Brown: The Call to Courage! HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK';True belonging doesn't require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are.' Social scientist Brene Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our livesexperiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling, and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping a clear path to true belonging. Brown argues that we're experiencing a spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduces four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other. She writes, ';True belonging requires us to believe in and belong to ourselves so fully that we can find sacredness both in being a part of something and in standing alone when necessary. But in a culture that's rife with perfectionism and pleasing, and with the erosion of civility, it's easy to stay quiet, hide in our ideological bunkers, or fit in rather than show up as our true selves and brave the wilderness of uncertainty and criticism. But true belonging is not something we negotiate or accomplish with others; it's a daily practice that demands integrity and authenticity. It's a personal commitment that we carry in our hearts.' Brown offers us the clarity and courage we need to find our way back to ourselves and to each other. And that path cuts right through the wilderness. Brown writes, ';The wilderness is an untamed, unpredictable place of solitude and searching. It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking, a place as sought after as it is feared. But it turns out to be the place of true belonging, and it's the bravest and most sacred place you will ever stand.'

  • af Tony Schwartz & Donald J. Trump
    117,95 - 182,95 kr.

    President Donald J. Trump lays out his professional and personal worldview in this classic worka firsthand account of the rise of America's foremost deal-maker. ';I like thinking big. I always have. To me it's very simple: If you're going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.'Donald J. TrumpHere is Trump in actionhow he runs his organization and how he runs his lifeas he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and challenges conventional thinking. But even a maverick plays by rules, and Trump has formulated time-tested guidelines for success. He isolates the common elements in his greatest accomplishments; he shatters myths; he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the deal-maker's art. And throughout, Trump talksreally talksabout how he does it. Trump: The Art of the Deal is an unguarded look at the mind of a brilliant entrepreneurthe ultimate read for anyone interested in the man behind the spotlight. Praise for Trump: The Art of the Deal ';Trump makes one believe for a moment in the American dream again.'The New York Times ';Donald Trump is a deal maker. He is a deal maker the way lions are carnivores and water is wet.'Chicago Tribune ';Fascinating . . . wholly absorbing . . . conveys Trump's larger-than-life demeanor so vibrantly that the reader's attention is instantly and fully claimed.'Boston Herald ';A chatty, generous, chutzpa-filled autobiography.'New York Post

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