Values & Ethics: From Living Room to Boardroom combines classic quotations with interviews to deliver a book that addresses big-picture topics such as values, ethics, wisdom, creativity, and everything in between.
The book compiles a number of interviews conducted by the author on an Internet-based radio show of the same name. The interviewees? Learned, eloquent individuals who spoke on the big questions of life. Mixed throughout these dialogues are quotations to support the content and make the reader think about enlightenment, personal growth, and more. The book extols the power of wisdom and of learning to make one’s life better—more interesting, more profitable, more livable, more meaningful.
Values & Ethics: From Living Room to Boardroom is the challenging, thought-provoking conversation-starter you’ve been looking for. It will bring you to a place where dialogue thrives and ancient wisdom and progressive thinking are brought to life. This most recent addition to the Values of the Wise™ Series will help you escape the world’s hustle and bustle and think about what truly matters: a life of value.
As a philanthropist or grantmaker, what do you wish you could do better? What’s standing in your way? How do you eliminate the thoughts and practices that hinder your efforts and elevate the ones that enhance your effectiveness?
In Confident Giving, you’ll learn ways to: • Advance the vision and leadership that guides your philanthropy • Create clear strategies to drive the philanthropic process • Improve your grantmaking process and outcomes • Streamline your operation for greater efficiency • Improve relationships with grantees • Share your stories in meaningful ways • Incorporate evaluation into every initiative • Leverage the work of others to increase everyone’s impact • Think more like a strategic philanthropist • Maintain your personal focus and sanity in the philanthropic world • Create effective relationships with philanthropy consultants to add value to your efforts
Whether your philanthropic decisions emanate from your living room or in foundation board room, Confident Giving will provide you with wisdom and expertise that result in more impact for your charitable investment.
David Zurick recounts an event in his life that seems exceedingly uncomplicated: he built a goldfish pond in his backyard. Yet, there is more to a goldfish pond than meets the eye. Zurick's compelling story travels the world, encompassing places of extraordinary beauty and rich cultural traditions, but the core of it is in Wolf Gap Holler, Kentucky, where he lives among hard-working and community-minded neighbors, cuts firewood to keep warm in the winter, and enjoys morning coffee by his goldfish pond . . . often with his neighbor George. Entertaining and informative, the book at first seems so simple that one barely notices its treatises on the sacred qualities of place, the contemplative virtues of nature, the dilemmas of sustainability, and the spiritual framework that undergirds life. Yet, this is what this book is about: a sacred and seamless landscape that extends from the highest mountain plateaus in Tibet to the deepest hollers of Kentucky.
You could be claiming the life of your dreams and having the fulfilling relationships you desire while others are worrying. Unlocking success, prosperity and freedom is vastly different now than it ever has been before and that is why we wrote this book.
We all sense it. Something big is happening. Things are changing faster than we can keep up with it. Every day it seems as if we are bombarded with more technological disruption. Most people aren’t sure what to do, how to grow that small business, or plan and protect their future.
This is the reason this book is so important, because instead of trying to show you how to do only one thing, this book will give you all the tools you will require to build the life of your dreams, which is a much better solution.
In this groundbreaking work, Vickie Helm and Mia Bolte mine their more than 30 years of consulting experience to share with you the tools and secrets to unlocking a life of passion, purpose and prosperity.
You will discover the tools you need now, to move you through your future with more certainty and personal ability. The authors show you how to protect yourself and thrive during these uncertain times.
Within its pages are, the six most important freedoms you must protect or they will be seized out from under you without your knowing it, but with your permission.
Vickie and Mia also share the potency of knowing when and how to slow down, reflect, and evaluate in order to discern and grow the life of your dreams. Unlock your inner genius and discover how to rethink, reimagine, and rediscover a life of passion, purpose, and prosperity.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could gain a large following of like-minded people in just a few minutes a day? Author Germany Kent, a top social media influencer, offers valuable tips and simple ways to maximize your social media profile and connect with like-minded people around the world. YOU ARE WHAT YOU TWEET is a cheerfully optimistic book filled with humor and strategies that will help you become Twitter-savvy. This inspiring book serves as far more than a guide to finding your niche on Twitter. It also gives you the tools you need to master this remarkable communication tool and connect with intriguing people. Consider this your guiding light to using Twitter in ways you never knew were possible. After reading and applying tips from this book, you will be on your way to connecting with your inner self, improving your social and personal relationships and making your dreams come true, both online and off-line.
You will discover:
The Twitter Golden Rule: Tweet others how you want to be Tweeted.
How to understand and manage your social media profile and mindset.
Strategies for making genuine connections with like-minded people.
Tips on building your personal brand and growing your audience and fan base.
Advice on using Twitter to identify your purpose and passion and inspire others.
How Twitter creates a timeline that represents who you are.
MAJOR opportunities for growth in your life when you use Twitter regularly.
This inspiring, encouraging book will teach you how adapting a new mindset and using positivity can propel you to becoming influential on social media and greatly enhance your own life. This book will equip you with the tools you need to be highly successful on Twitter while you are in the process of finding yourself — in 140 characters or less!?
What started as a guide to political mythology grew into a call for action as well. We're at a critical point in our history. If we keep on the way we are we may not survive it, but there is hope! Hope that our newest adult generation, the Millennials, can solve our problems by thinking about them so differently from their parents and grandparents that most of us can't even understand it. The author sees greatness in them. Politics is part mythology. Like the Emperor in the famous story, people and their cultures are vain. They like to keep an image of themselves that's better than they deserve, to cover their faults in glorious cloth. To do that, cultures tell stories. They tell them to their people, to each other, and to themselves. They lie to themselves about themselves, inventing the clothes they'd like to have and telling everyone they have them, hoping people won't see the blemishes underneath. Sometimes the stories become reality. Other times they're destructive or just deceptive. We'll strip some of those clothes from the Empire, one set at a time, and see how they're made. After all, who doesn't love a naked Emperor?
This landmark work provides a sweeping and comprehensive orientation, foundation, and guide to making the most radical of revolutions: a communist revolution aimed at emancipating humanity— getting beyond all forms of oppression and exploitation on a world scale.
This book is a masterwork and a master class—it is a living laboratory of the new synthesis of communism developed by Bob Avakian. It is also striking in its ability to combine high level revolutionary communist theory and modeling of revolutionary leadership with a visceral, colloquial, and passionate style that will resonate with and be accessible to a wide variety of readers.
This thought-provoking book is sure to challenge stereotypes and conventional thinking.
Set against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement, Redlined exposes the racist lending rules that refuse mortgages to anyone in areas with even one black resident. As blacks move deeper into Chicago’s West Side during the 1960s, whites flee by the thousands. But Linda Gartz’s parents, Fred and Lil choose to stay in their integrating neighborhood, overcoming previous prejudices as they meet and form friendships with their African American neighbors. The community sinks into increasing poverty and crime after two race riots destroy its once vibrant business district, but Fred and Lil continue to nurture their three apartment buildings and tenants for the next twenty years in a devastated landscape—even as their own relationship cracks and withers.
After her parents’ deaths, Gartz discovers long-hidden letters, diaries, documents, and photos stashed in the attic of her former home. Determined to learn what forces shattered her parents’ marriage and undermined her community, she searches through the family archives and immerses herself in books on racial change in American neighborhoods. Told through the lens of Gartz’s discoveries of the personal and political, Redlined delivers a riveting story of a community fractured by racial turmoil, an unraveling and conflicted marriage, a daughter’s fight for sexual independence, and an up-close, intimate view of the racial and social upheavals of the 1960s.
The dynamics of health care are shifting the patient paradigm in dramatic ways. The former patient is now both a consumer and a customer. The mantra of this new consumer is "convenient, fast, simple, and high value." Their expectations for health care are similar to what they experience in other industries such as transportation, banking, short-stay rental housing, retail shopping online, same-day deliveries, and more. Smart mobile devices enable the customer to conduct transactions at any place and at any time, and without waiting in line. Health care providers need to offer customer service experiences similar to Apple, Amazon, Nordstrom, and other benchmark companies in order to stay competitive. The mindset of the new patient-turned-consumer has fundamentally shifted and there is no looking back. Anyone connected to health care needs to learn the profiles of the new consumer, better understand their behaviors, and comprehend their expectations as customers who have a choice. The patient paradigm shifts tells you everything a successful business needs to know about the powerful new health care consumer.
AN IRREVERENT, LIBERAL, TWISTY, TIME TRAVEL COMEDY!
What if you could make a change to history that would eliminate the Spanish Inquisition, American slavery, World War II, global warming, and an egomaniacal US president who thought he was smart enough to drop nuclear bombs here and there without negative consequences? What if that change also made the United States and 5 billion people poof from existence? Would you do it?
When alien time travel specialists, the Krichards, learn of President Handley's game of dodge the mushroom cloud, they race to Earth to investigate. For them, the question of whether it's worth it to change history is easy to answer, but they will only proceed if the human they deem best qualified to represent Earth agrees to make the change. Erasing Handley's nuclear annihilation will require a quick jump to AD 31 to correct an error in history. If the Krichards select a brilliant scientist or an elite athlete for the task, Earth may be in good hands. Instead they select Marty Mann, a mildly successful travel writer whose only superpower is not taking life too seriously. What could possibly go wrong?
Spanning from the Cretaceous period to 2056, Time Is Irreverent is a hilarious, thought-provoking satire, with unpredictable twists, colorful aliens, huge dinosaurs, a smokin' hot lesbian from the future, and a cameo from Jesus Christ himself!
What makes liberals tick? Can some rational sense be made of their often bizarre attitudes and pronouncements for our society? There must be some coherent logical framework, some rational ethos, underlying the peculiar world-view of liberals, with their multitude of counter-intuitive and incomprehensible opinions and policies. But that ethos is hard to discern for an outsider, someone not an initiate of their particular mindset. There is no manifesto or catalog of liberal first principles we can consult in order to understand liberalism. We have to reverse-engineer the liberal philosophy, extrapolating from the outward expressions of it which we see every day. We must attempt to derive the liberal ethos inductively, by generalizing from the products and manifestations which are open to our inspection. That attempt is the purpose of this book.