Written in greek by the only roman emperor who was also a philosopher, without any intention of publication, the meditations of marcus aurelius offer a remarkable series of challenging spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the emperor struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. while the meditations were composed to provide personal consolation and encouragement, marcus aurelius also created one of the greatest of all works of philosophy: a timeless collection that has been consulted and admired by statesmen, thinkers and readers throughout the centuries.
The untold story of an eccentric wall street tycoon and the circle of scientific geniuses he assembled before world war ii to develop the science for radar and the atomic bomb. together they changed the course of history.legendary financier, philanthropist, and society figure alfred lee loomis gathered the most visionary scientific minds of the twentieth century—albert einstein, werner heisenberg, niels bohr, enrico fermi, and others—at his state-of-the-art laboratory in tuxedo park, new york, in the late 1930s. he established a top-secret defense laboratory at mit and personally bankrolled pioneering research
The essential skill of creating and maintaining new businesses—the art of the entrepreneur—can be summed up in a single word: managing. in high output management, andrew s. grove, former chairman and ceo (and employee number three) of intel, shares his perspective on how to build and run a company. born of grove’s experiences at one of america’s leading technology companies, this legendary management book is a silicon valley staple, equally appropriate for sales managers, accountants, consultants, and teachers, as well as ceos and startup founders. grove covers techniques for creating
The japanese phenomenon that teaches us the simple yet profound lessons required to liberate our real selves and find lasting happiness.the courage to be disliked shows you how to unlock the power within yourself to become your best and truest self, change your future and find lasting happiness. using the theories of alfred adler, one of the three giants of 19th century psychology alongside freud and jung, the authors explain how we are all free to determine our own future free of the shackles of past experiences, doubts and the
One of the great fears many of us face is that despite all our effort and striving, we will discover at the end that we have wasted our life. in a guide to the good life, william b. irvine plumbs the wisdom of stoic philosophy, one of the most popular and successful schools of thought in ancient rome, and shows how its insight and advice are still remarkably applicable to modern lives. in a guide to the good life, irvine offers a refreshing presentation of stoicism, showing how this ancient
Fifth grade was the worst year of marc's life. he stunk at gym class, math was too hard for him, the school lunch was horrible, and his class field trip was ruined because he couldn't swim. but what was most awful thing about fifth grade? kenny williamson, the class bully, who calls himself the king of the jungle.when marc's mother tells him that his uncle jake is coming to stay for the whole summer, marc can't wait. uncle jake is a for real, super-cool navy seal. and uncle jake has
“They absolutely loved them. Highly recommended. Simple story construction but excellent philosophy.”
Marc shouldn't have a single complaint as he finishes seventh grade. he's done really well in his classes, his friends kenny and nathan have joined him at jiu-jitsu, and most important, he's been staying on the warrior kid path. there's just one problem and that problem is named danny rhinehart. it seems like every thing marc does, danny does better. danny runs faster, can do more pull-ups, has jiu-jitsu moves that marc can't solve, and is even awesome in school. on top of all that, danny is too nice--he smiles
There’s more to life than pull-ups.marc’s life has changed since last summer, when his for-real, super-cool navy seal uncle jake came to visit. he’s eating healthy, practicing jiu-jitsu, and working hard in school. marc’s had a great year…until the very last day of school, when he gets into trouble because of nathan james. nathan is mean and annoying, and marc has to spend every day with nathan at summer camp. nathan calls marc “plate face,” and he’ll never leave him alone. marc is sick of it. even worse, marc has
In reality, hiro protagonist delivers pizza for uncle enzo's cosonostra pizza inc., but in the metaverse he's a warrior prince. plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that's striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about infocalypse. snow crash is a mind-altering romp through a future america so bizarre, so outrageous… you'll recognize it immediately.
Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say "yes"—and how to apply these understandings. dr. robert cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. his thirty-five years of rigorous, evidence-based research along with a three-year program of study on what moves people to change behavior has resulted in this highly acclaimed book.you'll learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader—and how to defend yourself against them. perfect for people in all walks of
The story of a man with a vision - immortality : for those who can afford it is found in cyberspace. permutation city is the tale of a man with a vision - how to create immortality - and how that vision becomes something way beyond his control. encompassing the lives and struggles of an artificial life junkie desperate to save her dying mother, a billionaire banker scarred by a terrible crime, the lovers for whom, in their timeless virtual world, love is not enough - and much more -
“Loved Permutation City by Greg Egan. Hard science fiction. The quality of the science in this book is exceptional.”
“Stephenson has a once-in-a-generation gift: he makes complex ideas clear, and he makes them funny, heartbreaking, and thrilling.” —Time The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anathem, Neal Stephenson is continually rocking the literary world with his brazen and brilliant fictional creations—whether he’s reimagining the past (The Baroque Cycle), inventing the future (Snow Crash), or both (Cryptonomicon). With Reamde, this visionary author whose mind-stretching fiction has been enthusiastically compared to the work of Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, Kurt Vonnegut, and David Foster Wallace—not to mention William Gibson and Michael Crichton—once again blazes new ground with a high-stakes thriller that will enthrall his loyal audience, science and science fiction, and espionage fiction fans equally. The breathtaking tale of a wealthy tech entrepreneur caught in the very real crossfire of his own online fantasy war game, Reamde is a new high—and a new world—for the remarkable Neal Stephenson.
In april 1956, a refitted oil tanker carried fifty-eight shipping containers from newark to houston. from that modest beginning, container shipping developed into a huge industry that made the boom in global trade possible. "the box" tells the dramatic story of the container's creation, the decade of struggle before it was widely adopted, and the sweeping economic consequences of the sharp fall in transportation costs that containerization brought about.published on the fiftieth anniversary of the first container voyage, this is the first comprehensive history of the shipping container. it recounts
“The Box came because I usually have a topic and then, just dive. I dive into it.”
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Meadows’ thinking in systems, is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem solving on scales ranging from the personal to the global. edited by the sustainability institute’s diana wright, this essential primer brings systems thinking out of the realm of computers and equations and into the tangible world, showing readers how to develop the systems-thinking skills that thought leaders across the globe consider critical for 21st-century life.some of the biggest problems facing the world—war, hunger, poverty, and environmental degradation—are essentially system failures. they cannot be solved by fixing