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The Last Lecture

By Randy Pausch
  • ISBN Code: : 1401395511
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Self-Help
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"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."---Randy Pausch A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy? When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave--"Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams"--wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have...and you may find one day that you have less than you think"). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living. In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humor, inspiration and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon and given it an indelible form. It is a book that will be shared for generations to come.

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By Lou Holtz
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061757594
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 432
  • Pdf File: winning-every-day.pdf

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"Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it." -- Lou Holtz Meet Lou Holtz, the motivational miracle worker who revitalized the Notre Dame football program by leading the legendary Fighting Irish to nine bowl games and a national championship. During his twenty-seven years as a head football coach, Holtz garnered a 216-95-7 career record. Each new assignment brought a different team with different players, but, invariably, the same result--success. How did he do it? By designing a game plan for his players that minimized obstacles while maximizing opportunities. Now he wants to pass his game plan on to you. In Winning Every Day, you'll discover ten strategies that will drive you to the top of your professional and personal life. Coach Holtz will reveal how you can acquire the focus and commitment it takes to be a champion. It won't be easy; it takes sacrifice to be the best. But now you'll have a proven winner alongside you in the trenches. Winning Every Day demonstrates how you can elevate your performance while raising the standards of everyone around you. Follow Coach's strategies and winning becomes habitual. You will learn to welcome sacrifice as you dedicate yourself to excellence. He will show you how to clearly define your short-term and long-term goals, to develop an unwavering sense of purpose without compromising flexibility. Through it all, Coach Holtz will help you discover the courage you need to live a life of unremitting triumph. You couldn't have a better guide. He will provide you with the strategies he has shared with Fortune 500 companies, groups, and organizations. Voted the top motivational speaker two years running by a survey of speakers' bureaus, Coach is going to present you with all the Xs and Os, the basics of his game plan for success in life and business.

Secrets About Men Every Woman Should Know

By Barbara De Angelis
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  • Publisher : Dell
  • Book Code : 0307423433
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 159
  • Pdf File: secrets-about-men-every-woman-should-know.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Here's the book you'll wish you read before your very first date. Renowned relationship expert Barbara de Angelis, Ph.D. reveals: -Secrets about sex that men will never tell you -Which men spell trouble from the start -How to get the man you love to open up -The six biggest mistakes women make with men -The five biggest mysteries about men -What men say versus what they really mean -Why men always want to be right -Men's top twenty sexual turn-offs -How to get as much as you give How much do you really know about men and sex? Take the quizzes and see. Here are exercises, checklists, dos, don'ts, and proven-effective tools and techniques that can turn you into a more powerful woman and absolutely transform your relationships with men.

Summary of Randy Pausch's The Last Lecture

By Milkyway Media
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  • Publisher : Milkyway Media
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Members : 799
  • Pdf File: summary-of-randy-pausch-s-the-last-lecture.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Buy now to get the main key ideas from Randy Pausch's The Last Lecture What would you say if you could give one last talk before dying? What would you want to share with the world? In The Last Lecture (2008), Randy Pausch goes over his life and the key moments that left a mark on him. His last lecture, given at Carnegie Mellon University, was attended by around 400 people and has touched millions of others online. In the book version, which was co-written with Jeffrey Zaslow, he reflects on his childhood, his wife, his kids, his career as a professor, and his cancer. He reveals how being terminally ill impacted his perception and his approach to people and life, and offers some lessons he learned along the way.

Summary of Randy Pausch & Jeffrey Zaslow's The Last Lecture

By Everest Media
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  • Publisher : Everest Media LLC
  • Book Code : 1669366782
  • Total of Pages : 20
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 675
  • Pdf File: summary-of-randy-pausch-jeffrey-zaslow-s-the-last-lecture.pdf

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, but I was optimistic. I knew I could cancel the lecture, but I wanted to do it. I was energized by the idea of delivering a last lecture that was really a last lecture. #2 I had come to see the lecture as the last moment of my career, a way to say goodbye to my work family. I had always liked the final scene in The Natural, when the aging, bleeding ballplayer Roy Hobbs miraculously hits that towering home run. #3 I knew I didn’t want the lecture to focus on my cancer, as I’d already been over it and over it. I wanted to focus on living, and figure out what made me unique. #4 I had a sudden flash of insight in the waiting room of the hospital. I realized that my uniqueness came from the specific dreams that defined my 46 years of life. I had lived out these dreams because of things I had learned from extraordinary people.

The Last Word

By Morley Kev
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1462861598
  • Total of Pages : 497
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 841
  • Pdf File: the-last-word.pdf

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Attempting to avert malpractice for voluntary intervention outside of the realm of a psychiatrist a patient is diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic conveniently within the realm of psychiatry leading to the decision to take a medical discharge from the shared employer rather than agree to take psychotic medication with all the associated and numerous potential side effects. While seeking commensurate compensation for a host of injustices including wrongful release, malpractice inclusive of experimentation, wilful negligence, and even fraud and attempted blackmail not only do the relevant systems fail but without exception so do the respective appeal levels resulting in our subject ending up in jail temporarily in solitary confinement now alleged of becoming a dangerous paranoid schizophrenic forced to forfeit all firearms as well as subsequently agree to an order ordinance prohibiting the possession of any firearms or ammunitions for a period of five years, effectively for live, rendering Canada a democratically elected government regulated by nothing more than dictators that the appointed courts condone. Once mortgage free with sizable savings and numerous other assets the victim over a decade later after meeting with about 50 lawyers is broke and mortgaged to the hilt barely able to make minimum monthly payments to remain in a modest 1232 square feet home and afford a life style consisting of little more than the essentials while watching his long held belief of becoming married and having children with someone of his choice in an affluent lifestyle vanish as the sun sets on his youthful years still celibate and no closure to financial compensation for any injustice still experiencing cruelty.

The Truth about Leadership

By James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 0470872438
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 749
  • Pdf File: the-truth-about-leadership.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A fresh look at what it means to lead from two of the biggest names in leadership In these turbulent times, when the very foundations of organizations and societies are shaken, leaders need to move beyond pessimistic predictions, trendy fads, and simplistic solutions. They need to turn to what's real and what's proven. In their engaging, personal, and bold new book, Kouzes and Posner reveal ten time-tested truths that show what every leader must know, the questions they must be prepared to answer, and the real-world issues they will likely face. Based on thirty years of research, more than one million responses to Kouzes and Posner's leadership assessment, and the questions people most want leaders to answer Explores the fundamental, enduring truths of leadership that hold constant regardless of context or circumstance-leaders make a difference, credibility, values, trust, leading by example, heart, and more Shows emerging leaders what they need to know to be effective; fans of The Leadership Challenge will find a dynamic new look at the real challenges leaders face today Drawing from cases spanning three generations of leaders from around the world, this is a book leaders can use to do their real and necessary work-bringing about the essential changes that will renew organizations and communities.

Chair of Tears

By Gerald Vizenor
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  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Book Code : 0803240325
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 885
  • Pdf File: chair-of-tears.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The best stories create traditions, and this novel by celebrated Native American writer Gerald Vizenor is a marvelous conjunction of trickster stories and literary ingenuity. Chair of Tears is funny, fierce, ironic, and deadly serious, a sendup of sacred poses, cultural pretensions, and familiar places from reservations to universities. The novel begins with generous stories about Captain Eighty, his young wife, the poker-playing genius named Quiver, and their children and grandchildren who live on a rustic houseboat. Captain Shammer, an extraordinary grandson reared on the houseboat and with no formal education, is appointed the chairman of a troubled Department of Native American Indian Studies at a prominent university. Shammer is a natural enterpriser and ironic showman in the tradition of trickster stories. He arrives at the first faculty meeting dressed in the uniform of Gen. George Armstrong Custer. Native students celebrate his conversion of the department into an academic poker parlor and casino, and a panic radio station. The most sensational enterprise is the training of service mongrels to detect the absence of irony. An irresistible novel of original ideas, Chair of Tears gets to the heart of questions about identity politics, multiculturalism, pedantry, and timely virtues.

The Last Prophecy - Horae Apocalypticae

By E. B. Elliot
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 0359295355
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 736
  • Pdf File: the-last-prophecy-horae-apocalypticae.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“The Last Prophecy” was the abridged version authorized by E. B. Elliot himself. The editors of this revised version humbly admit the primary credit to E. B. Elliot and those who went before us in this great work. With great trepidation we have sought to bring up to date the last several chapters hereof with the same method of which we hope Mr. Elliot would approve were he present. You will come away with a fresh and very compelling view of the Book of Revelation and an overview of the greater work from which the text is derived. "Horae Apocalypticae” (Hours with the Apocalypse) is doubtless the most elaborate work ever produced on the Apocalypse. Without an equal in exhaustive research in its field, it was occasioned by the futurist attack on the Historical School of interpretation. Begun in 1837, its 2,500 pages were buttressed by some 10,000 invaluable references to ancient and modern works.

MAH CET MBA/MMS Entrance Guide | 8 Full-length Mock Tests + 4 Sectional Tests (2200+ Solved Questions)

By EduGorilla Prep Experts
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  • Publisher : EduGorilla Community Pvt. Ltd.
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 1145
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 728
  • Pdf File: mah-cet-mba-mms-entrance-guide.pdf

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• Best Selling Book for MAH CET MBA/MMS Entrance Exam with objective-type questions as per the latest syllabus given by the Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test Cell. • Compare your performance with other students using Smart Answer Sheets in EduGorilla’s MAH CET MBA/MMS Entrance Exam Practice Kit. • MAH CET MBA/MMS Entrance Exam Preparation Kit comes with 12 Tests (8 Full-length Mock Tests + 4 Sectional Tests) with the best quality content. • Increase your chances of selection by 14X. • MAH CET MBA/MMS Entrance Exam Prep Kit comes with well-structured and 100% detailed solutions for all the questions. • Clear exam with good grades using thoroughly Researched Content by experts.

The Beast and the Sovereign

By Jacques Derrida
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Book Code : 9780226144399
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 619
  • Pdf File: the-beast-and-the-sovereign.pdf

Book Short Summary:

When he died in 2004, Jacques Derrida left behind a vast legacy of unpublished material, much of it in the form of written lectures. With The Beast and the Sovereign, Volume 1, the University of Chicago Press inaugurates an ambitious series, edited by Geoffrey Bennington and Peggy Kamuf, translating these important works into English. The Beast and the Sovereign, Volume 1 launches the series with Derrida’s exploration of the persistent association of bestiality or animality with sovereignty. In this seminar from 2001–2002, Derrida continues his deconstruction of the traditional determinations of the human. The beast and the sovereign are connected, he contends, because neither animals nor kings are subject to the law—the sovereign stands above it, while the beast falls outside the law from below. He then traces this association through an astonishing array of texts, including La Fontaine’s fable “The Wolf and the Lamb,” Hobbes’s biblical sea monster in Leviathan, D. H. Lawrence’s poem “Snake,” Machiavelli’s Prince with its elaborate comparison of princes and foxes, a historical account of Louis XIV attending an elephant autopsy, and Rousseau’s evocation of werewolves in The Social Contract. Deleuze, Lacan, and Agamben also come into critical play as Derrida focuses in on questions of force, right, justice, and philosophical interpretations of the limits between man and animal.

Derrida on Exile and the Nation

By Herman Rapaport
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350169803
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 282
  • Pdf File: derrida-on-exile-and-the-nation.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Providing crucial scholarship on Derrida's first series of lectures from the Nationality and Philosophical Nationalism cycle, Herman Rapaport brings all 13 parts of the Fantom of the Other series (1984-85) to our critical attention. The series, Rapaport argues, was seminal in laying the foundations for the courses given, and ideas explored, by Derrida over the next twenty years. It is in this vein that the full explication of Derrida's lectures is done, breathing life into the foundational lecture series which has not yet been published in its entirety in English. Derrida's examination of a master signifier of the social relation, Geschlecht, acts as the critical entry point of the series into wide-ranging meditations on the social construction and deconstruction of all possible relations denoted by the core concept, including race, gender, sex, and family. The lecture series' vast engagement with a range of major thinkers, including philosophers and poets alike – Arendt, Adorno, Heidegger, Wittgenstein, Trakl, and Adonis – tackles core themes and debates about philosophical nationalism. Presenting Derrida's lectures on the implications of key 20th century philosopher's understandings of nationalism as they relate to concerns over idiomatic language, notions of race, exile, return, and social relations, adds richly to the literature on Derrida and reveals the potential for further application of his work to current polarising debates between universalism and tribalism.

The One Year Book of Amazing Stories

By Robert Petterson
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  • Publisher : NavPress
  • Book Code : 1496424034
  • Total of Pages : 816
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 542
  • Pdf File: the-one-year-book-of-amazing-stories.pdf

Book Short Summary:

ECPA 2020 Christian Book Award Finalist! You wouldn’t believe it, but . . . James Earl Jones, the voice of Darth Vader, grew up mute. Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team. Albert Einstein was bullied mercilessly in school. Beethoven’s mom almost aborted him. Life takes the strangest sharp turns—and sometimes, U-turns. Robert Petterson—popular speaker, storyteller, and author—has been a student for his entire life of what God is teaching us through those real-life U-turns. In this book, he compiles 365 amazing stories that teach lessons you won’t easily forget. Each entry is written in the rest-of-the-story style popularized by Paul Harvey. With The One Year Book of Amazing Stories, you’ll marvel at how God has used the lives of these ordinary people to change the course of human history.