Life Lessons from a Total Failure

Life Lessons from a Total Failure
Author: M. J. Dougherty
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2016-08-17
ISBN 10: 9780997286434
ISBN 13: 0997286431
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Lessons from a Total Failure Book Review:

How are we shaped by our successes and failures? Who impacts the decisions we make? And how can a book written by a total stranger help you? With candor, humor and unabashed self-deprecation, I've embraced what makes me unique and hope my story inspires you to do the same.

How to Fail at Life

How to Fail at Life
Author: Mark Aspelin
Publsiher: Gypsy Road Publishing
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2015-12-22
ISBN 10: 9780997087918
ISBN 13: 0997087919
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Fail at Life Book Review:

Things they don't teach in school ... but you'll wish they did. The late, great, personal development guru Jim Rohn lamented, "It's too bad failures don't give seminars. Wouldn't that be valuable? If you meet a guy who has messed up his life for forty years, you've just got to say, 'John, if I bring my journal and promise to take good notes, would you spend a day with me?'" Well, Jim, your wish has come true. As a time-honored expert in the art of failure, author Mark Aspelin has demonstrated exceptional skill by messing up in nearly all of the important areas of life: relationships, money, health, education, career ... the list goes on. How to Fail at Life: Lessons for the Next Generation is the ultimate "what not to do" guide, filled with stories of self-inflicted catastrophes, completely avoidable suffering, and mindless forms of life wreckage - with some inspiring tales of redemption that reveal the secrets for how to live a happy and fulfilling life. Mark wrote this book for his son, as a fun way to pass on timeless success principles, just in case Mark gets hit by the proverbial beer truck. Learn how to FAIL SMART You won't find any fancy buzzwords or "secret formulas" that are guaranteed to give you fame, fortune, enlightenment, and six-pack abs in 30 days without leaving your couch. Mark has read a bazillion books in the personal development space and quickly found that the principles of success are simple and consistent and have been documented ad nauseam. Why are the same success principles used again and again? Simple. They work. Mark has packaged these life lessons within stories of people who've learned them through the School of Hard Knocks. You'll find true, inspirational stories of failure and redemption. You'll see a few household names that you may know well, as well as some obscure and unknown names. If Mark has done his job well, you'll also see a bit of yourself in these stories. After all, that's one of the goals of this book: to give you a chance to pause, reflect, and say, "Hey, that's me!" Then you can decide if you need to make some changes to get back on track. There really is a right way and a wrong way to fail in life. For the few key areas that you want to develop and master, failure is something to be actively pursued and celebrated. It may sound strange, but when you fail fast and fail big in those few vital areas, you'll be on the fast track to accomplishing your definition of success. For the other areas of your life, the right way to fail is to let others do it for you and learn from their mistakes. Staggering amounts of time and suffering can be avoided by learning from the mistakes of others. When it comes to failure in most areas of life, it's better to watch the movie than be a character in it. Rest assured, you'll still have plenty of opportunities to fail in life, but you might as well narrow down the list so you'll fail "smart." This one's for you, Jim Rohn. Mark is happy to spend a day with you to show how failure is really done. Get ready to take some notes.

How To Become A Total Failure

How To Become A Total Failure
Author: Bill Guillory, Ph.D.,Phil Davis
Publsiher: Philip Davis
Total Pages: 113
Release: 2008-02-02
ISBN 10: 0933241194
ISBN 13: 9780933241190
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How To Become A Total Failure Book Review:

Have you ever asked yourself why it is so much easier to fail thant to succeed? Success requires dedication, effort, and a willingness to continually learn. Most of the skills we learn for success and failure are typically acquired from out childhood experiences. As youngsters, we are so loaded with decisions about life that we are bound to program a few that are detrimental to our success. We define these as The Rules for Failure.

How to Be a Complete and Utter Failure in Life Work Everything

How to Be a Complete and Utter Failure in Life  Work   Everything
Author: Steve McDermott
Publsiher: FT Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2008-01-10
ISBN 10: 9780132703918
ISBN 13: 0132703912
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Be a Complete and Utter Failure in Life Work Everything Book Review:

Really want to know how to fail? Consistently? Massively? Irrevocably? Steve McDermott’s spent years studying the world’s greatest failures: those extraordinary individuals who’ve spectacularly underachieved in every walk of life. They all use the exact same skills and strategies--and you can learn them, too. (Maybe you know some already!) In this quick, incredibly practical guide to failure, McDermott brings together dozens of state-of-the-art techniques guaranteed to help you crash, burn, and disappoint everyone in your life. In just minutes, discover how to fail at... • Leadership • Relationships • Personal growth • Achieving happiness • Teamwork • Planning • Goal-setting • Careers • Financial security • First impressions • And so much more! DANGER: Do NOT attempt to reverse these techniques. If performed in the opposite fashion, they may cause spectacular success. The publisher and author will not be held responsible for wealth, happiness, or career achievements resulting from the use of these skills and strategies in reverse.

Life Lessons

Life Lessons
Author: Perry Pokrandt
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2011-05-20
ISBN 10: 9781453599631
ISBN 13: 1453599630
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Lessons Book Review:

Parental instincts have been known to drive parents to do wild, crazy and often over protective things. The four books contained within this collection are proof of how far one parent was willing to go when he felt the need to protect one of his children. The advice you’ll find in “Life Lessons” about how to be more successful in any aspect of life could be considered good advice for everyone. You will most likely find that it reads as good advice from the author to his child. But, it also could be good advice from a supervisor to their employee or from a friend to a friend. Yes, it is even good advice from a child to a parent. The advice contained on the pages of these books knows no vocational limitations. The path to success in one career choice is virtually the same in all of them. The advice you will find here applies to people of all ages with any educational background and doesn’t require any specific level of life experience to be considered valid. No matter what your goals, your hopes or you dreams, the advice you will find within these pages will help you to find the success you seek. As you turn each page, you may discover many new ways to look at old things. You may remind yourself of some of the hard lessons that you too have learned from life or you may smile to yourself when you realize that... “Life really is this simple...if you let it be.”

Total Life Coaching 50 Life Lessons Skills and Techniques to Enhance Your Practice and Your Life

Total Life Coaching  50  Life Lessons  Skills  and Techniques to Enhance Your Practice       and Your Life
Author: Lloyd J. Thomas,Patrick Williams
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2011-03-28
ISBN 10: 0393707512
ISBN 13: 9780393707519
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Total Life Coaching 50 Life Lessons Skills and Techniques to Enhance Your Practice and Your Life Book Review:

Total Life Coaching by Pat and Lloyd is more than just a book. It is an interactive experience in which you will find recipes for living your life more authentically, as well as master time-honored lessons that you can bring to your coaching clients. Regardless of the personal coaching techniques or skills you may have learned, you may still not be the most effective coach you can become. This book will help you move closer to that goal. Life coaching is more than a collection of techniques and skills. It is more than something you do. Life coaching reflects who you are-it is your authentic being in action.Readers of Pat Williams's and Deborah Davis's book, Therapist as Life Coach, know Pat to be a gifted life coach and passionate teacher. Here Pat and colleague and writer, Lloyd J. Thomas, build on this earlier book and share a unique insight into the coaching process, which shows you precisely how to enhance your professional practices through practical and effective life coaching. It also empowers you to change your own lives through use of the practical information and philosophy presented here. Total Life Coaching is organized into a series of 50 life lessons, and is designed to be either read cover-to-cover or dipped into, as needed, for assistance when conducting a coaching session. Keeping life's processes on the "message and lesson" level makes living and life coaching much easier and more enjoyable. Total Life Coaching guides you step-by-step through the complex process of learning and coaching these fifty important lessons. The lessons are organized into 8 sections: Creating a Personal Identity; Coaching Spirituality and Life Purpose; Coaching Communication Skills; Living Life with Integrity; Success: Clients Achieving their Potential; Coaching Cognitive Skills; Creating High-Quality Relationships; Understanding Your Past to Create a Desired Future.Each lesson is presented as a structured recipe and includes: The life lesson The messages contained within the lesson Coaching objectives for your clients regarding the lesson What you need to know about the lesson to provide the framework for coaching it Coaching methods, exercises, questions, and language for bringing each lesson to your clients Sample coaching conversations that exemplify the coach-client dialogue for the coaching of the lesson.

Evaluation Failures

Evaluation Failures
Author: Kylie Hutchinson
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2018-08-10
ISBN 10: 1544320019
ISBN 13: 9781544320014
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evaluation Failures Book Review:

Evaluation Failures: 22 Tales of Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned is a candid collection of stories from seasoned evaluators from a variety of sectors sharing professional mistakes they have made in the past, and what they learned moving forward. As the only book of its kind, editor Kylie Hutchinson has collected a series of engaging, real-life examples that are both entertaining and informative. Each story offers universal lessons as takeaways, and discussion questions for reflective practice. The book is the perfect companion to anyone working in the evaluation field, and to instructors of program evaluation courses who want to bring the real world into their classroom.

Life Lessons Learned

Life Lessons Learned
Author: Machicote
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 59
Release: 2011-03-28
ISBN 10: 9781477168219
ISBN 13: 1477168214
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Lessons Learned Book Review:

Selfish Ambitions :The need to get ahead no matter what the cost. Only thing is, it never works out. It is short lived. Most times you try to get in where you don’t fit in. You sneak, you lie, you cheat, you steal, and in some cases you kill. First let me say that there is nothing wrong with wanting to get ahead, wanting to be ahead, or wanting to go ahead. But when you hold back on people, or step on people to get ahead, you are thinking only about self. Most times it’s only for a moment in time that you are able to obtain the status, then it’s gone. But the Damage goes on, the damage that you caused. This is a wicked minded person. They will blame you for their down fall, and never thank you for your assistance (because they were using you). They feel you did nothing to help them, but are in fact blocking their way. The sad thing about these people is that they think they are really successful! Sorry to say, they believe a lie These people will turn against you, turn their back on you, or even help you fall. (remember they are selfish). They will pretend they love you. Pretend to be your friend. You are only a means to an end to them. The only way to reach them or defeat them, if you must deal with them, is with the Fruits of The Spirit.

Diamond Gems

Diamond Gems
Author: David Ray
Publsiher: Xulon Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2008-10
ISBN 10: 1606478559
ISBN 13: 9781606478554
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diamond Gems Book Review:

What does it mean to be a God-glorifying baseball player? Diamond Gems: Life Lessons between the Lines reminds Christian athletes and coaches of God's mandate to "proclaim the excellencies of Him" while on the field of play. Each chapter teaches a fundamental baseball principle and uses that concept as a means to establish an even greater connection with an essential doctrine of the Christian faith. This book is much more than a Christian devotional about baseball. It is a strong reminder of the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ and how it manifests itself through the life of a Christian baseball player. It is a helpful tool for those who desire to establish a stronger foundation both as a Christian and as a baseball player. David Ray is a former high school baseball coach and currently serves as principal of Lorraine Elementary School in Georgia. He played baseball at the University of Kentucky and has been drafted professionally by the Oakland A's, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Kansas City Royals. He also earned a Master of Divinity degree at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Education degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Mary Pat, live in Conyers, Georgia, and are the parents of two children, Rebekah and Jonathan.

My Life As a Complete Failure

My Life As a Complete Failure
Author: Brian Astbury
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2018-07-12
ISBN 10: 9781720466505
ISBN 13: 1720466505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Life As a Complete Failure Book Review:

By all modern standards of success in today's society, I am considered a Complete and Total Failure. What can I say ... I'm sorry.I know I should have had a well-paid job, should have saved assiduously and wisely, should have set up a good pension, and, currently, should be on a World cruise in one of those multi-story liners, together with all my other Silver Cruiser friends.Instead, here I am, living in a one-room Sheltered Accommodation flat in Streatham Hill in London, eking out a pathetic existence on my pathetic Old Age pension, barely able to afford my daily coffee and a biscuit while I write this heart-rending tome.Sorry if I'm depressing you.There is, however, an anomaly in all this.I'm really happy.A manual on how to live a life based on Flow, trusting Life to take you where you need to go. It contains sections on understanding how Cycles and Crossroads crucially affect your life; accepting and encouraging Serendipity and Coincidence; tells the wonderful story of The Ancient River of Life; and ends with a dire warning about Rocking Chair Regret.The author shows, through his own life, how this works; warns that Planning is Anathema, and, even worse, useless. He quotes his mother's dictum:'If you live pure, and work hard, everything will happen as it should.'"Brian Astbury shows us an alternative road/river to finding happiness and success... and it's a revelation."

Children Who Fail at School But Succeed at Life Lessons from Lives Well Lived

Children Who Fail at School But Succeed at Life  Lessons from Lives Well Lived
Author: Mark Katz
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-04-11
ISBN 10: 0393711420
ISBN 13: 9780393711424
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children Who Fail at School But Succeed at Life Lessons from Lives Well Lived Book Review:

Understanding resiliency and student success by studying people who succumbed to risk but later triumphed. A number of people who failed in school currently enjoy meaningful and successful lives. They include, though they are by no means limited to, those with attention and executive function challenges, learning disabilities, learning and behavioral challenges arising out of traumatic events in their lives, and even those impacted by all of the above. Up until recently, little attention was paid to successful people who did poorly in school. Why? One reason might be that many of us doubted that it was actually possible. After all, many loving parents and caring teachers spent countless hours trying their hardest to help these failing children turn things around in school, sometimes with little or nothing to show for it. If these children continued to struggle and fail in school with all this help and support, it was understandable to assume that they would not succeed in the real world decades later without it. So what did we miss? Why were we so wrong about them? And perhaps most importantly, how can their life experiences help educators and parents understand what schools can do better to support students who are struggling today? In his groundbreaking new book, Mark Katz draws on research findings in clinical and social psychology, cognitive neuroscience, education, and other fields of study—as well as stories of successful individuals who overcame years of school failure—to answer these and other questions. In the process, he shows how children who fail at school but succeed at life can give teachers and schools, counselors and health care professionals, parents and guardians—even those whose childhood struggles have persisted into their adult years—new remedies for combatting learning, behavioral, and emotional challenges; reducing juvenile crime, school dropout, and substance abuse; improving our health and well-being; and preventing medical problems later in life.

Life Lessons and Lost Wars

Life Lessons and Lost Wars
Author: David Mosinski
Publsiher: Fulton Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2021-09-13
ISBN 10: 1637107455
ISBN 13: 9781637107454
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Lessons and Lost Wars Book Review:

Enlightening accounts from a US Army soldier covering an unusual range of assignments, training events, operations, and engagements with America's allies over a span of five decades. Readers may well be surprised by the multifaceted nature of life in the Army. Readers may also be surprised by the author's revelations of certain underlying factors behind the success or failure of recent US military operations. Additionally, readers will find numerous life lessons applicable to soldiers and non-soldiers alike.

Business Lessons 101

Business Lessons 101
Author: Charley Raneses
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2021-09-22
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9798482239384
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Business Lessons 101 Book Review:

In today's tenuous economic environment, jobs can be scarce and many people are dreaming of starting their own business. This can be a very daunting proposition and many people never make it past the dreaming stage. Is it because they are afraid to fail? Is it because they don't know where to start? This book can help with both. Failure is a part of life. Successful people see failure as a learning experience, not as just another roadblock in this journey we call life. To those who are crazy enough to keep failing, get ready for this book to: - Get over a less-than-successful launch day - Pick a co-founder who provides politics-free companionship - Interpret productivity from the garbage can - Have an investor call on St. Patrick's Day ... and more

22 Life Lessons For Personal Growth

22 Life Lessons For Personal Growth
Author: Kendall Lyons
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2013-12
ISBN 10: 1304646653
ISBN 13: 9781304646651
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

22 Life Lessons For Personal Growth Book Review:

"22 Life Lessons For Personal Growth" is a collection of 22 topics featuring everything from bullying to building self-confidence to knowing your identity!

Learning from Failures

Learning from Failures
Author: Ashraf Labib
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-06-19
ISBN 10: 0124167306
ISBN 13: 9780124167308
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning from Failures Book Review:

Learning from Failures provides techniques to explore the root causes of specific disasters and how we can learn from them. It focuses on a number of well-known case studies, including: the sinking of the Titanic; the BP Texas City incident; the Chernobyl disaster; the NASA Space Shuttle Columbia accident; the Bhopal disaster; and the Concorde accident. This title is an ideal teaching aid, informed by the author’s extensive teaching and practical experience and including a list of learning outcomes at the beginning of each chapter, detailed derivation, and many solved examples for modeling and decision analysis. This book discusses the value in applying different models as mental maps to analyze disasters. The analysis of these case studies helps to demonstrate how subjectivity that relies on opinions of experts can be turned into modeling approaches that can ensure repeatability and consistency of results. The book explains how the lessons learned by studying these individual cases can be applied to a wide range of industries. This work is an ideal resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and will also be useful for industry professionals who wish to avoid repeating mistakes that resulted in devastating consequences. Explores the root cause of disasters and various preventative measures Links theory with practice in regard to risk, safety, and reliability analyses Uses analytical techniques originating from reliability analysis of equipment failures, multiple criteria decision making, and artificial intelligence domains

Raising Young Athletes

Raising Young Athletes
Author: Jim Taylor
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2018-10-12
ISBN 10: 1538108127
ISBN 13: 9781538108123
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Raising Young Athletes Book Review:

In this book, Dr. Jim Taylor—an internationally recognized authority on sport psychology, child development, and parenting—offers a guiding hand to help parents ensure their children’s sports participation fosters nurturing experiences, encourages positive attitudes, and promotes healthy developments as they move toward adulthood.

The Pulpit Commentary Volume 1

The Pulpit Commentary  Volume 1
Author: Spence-Jones, Henry
Publsiher: Delmarva Publications, Inc.
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-08-14
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pulpit Commentary Volume 1 Book Review:

The Pulpit Commentary was first published between 1880 and 1919 and is a highly respected work written by conservative, trustworthy men. Containing over 22,000 pages and 95,000 entries, it is one of the largest and best-selling homiletic commentary sets of all time. It was directed by editors Joseph Exell and Henry Donald Maurice Spence-Jones and utilized more than 100 authors over a 30-year span. When reading this commentary, it is not difficult to see why it has remained a favorite amongst pastors for more than 100 years. There are three key elements which set this apart from its contemporaries, the first being that it gives an exposition, or verse-by-verse, annotation of each verse in the Bible. The second element is that it explores the framework of the text, the homiletics. Finally, it supplies the homilies with multiple model sermons from various authors. Also included is a translation as well as historical and geographical information. The Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle declared, “This commentary bids fair to take a conspicuous place among the ever-multiplying aids to the study of the Holy Scriptures. It will revive the great work of Lange, and will far exceed the Speaker's Commentary in the bulk and fullness of its material. The peculiarity of the Pulpit Commentary is that it offers special assistance to the preacher: first by giving him a critical and exegetical exposition of the text of Scripture, and then providing him with succinct and helpful directions as to the preachable aspects of the chapter and paragraph already explained." The print edition of this set typically retails for more than $1,000 making the current offered price a very good bargain. Due to its size, it has been broken up into nine separate volumes: Volume 1 Genesis to Joshua Volume 2 Judges to 2 Kings Volume 3 1 Chronicles to Job Volume 4 Psalms to Song of Songs Volume 5 Isaiah to Daniel Volume 6 Hosea to Malachi Volume 7 Matthew to John Volume 8 Act to Philippians Volume 9 Colossians to Revelation The footnotes have been placed in line with the text with each footnote number enclosed in red brackets (i.e.: []) and the text in green. There is also a linked table of contents at the beginning of each volume for ease of navigation. Key Features * Over 22,000 pages with more than 95,000 entries * One of the largest and exhaustive commentary sets of its kind * Contributions from over 100 authors * Expositions—with thorough verse-by-verse commentary of each verse of the Bible * Homiletics—with the framework or overall look of the text * Homilies—four to six sample sermons from various authors * Detailed information on Biblical customs * Historical and geographical information * Translations of key Hebrew and Greek words All 23 Volumes of the printed version are included in these nine volumes. 1. Genesis/Exodus 2. Leviticus/Numbers 3. Deuteronomy/Joshua/Judges 4. Ruth/1&2 Samuel 5. 1&2 Kings 6. 1&2 Chronicles 7. Ezra/Nehemiah/Esther/Job 8. Psalms 9. Proverbs/Ecclesiastes/Song of Solomon 10. Isaiah 11. Jeremiah/Lamentations 12. Ezekiel 13. Daniel/Hosea/Joel 14. Amos - Malachi 15. Matthew 16. Mark/Luke 17. John 18. Acts/Romans 19. 1&2 Corinthians 20. Galatians - Colossians 21. 1&2 Thessalonians - James 22. 1&2 Peter - Revelation

I Can t Make This Up

I Can t Make This Up
Author: Kevin Hart
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-06-06
ISBN 10: 150115558X
ISBN 13: 9781501155581
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Can t Make This Up Book Review:

New York Times bestselling author, superstar comedian, and Hollywood box office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have a “hilarious but also heartfelt” (Elle) memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself. The question you’re probably asking yourself right now is: What does Kevin Hart have that a book also has? According to the three people who have seen Kevin Hart and a book in the same room, the answer is clear: A book is compact. Kevin Hart is compact. A book has a spine that holds it together. Kevin Hart has a spine that holds him together. A book has a beginning. Kevin Hart’s life uniquely qualifies him to write this book by also having a beginning. It begins in North Philadelphia. He was born an accident, unwanted by his parents. His father was a drug addict who was in and out of jail. His brother was a crack dealer and petty thief. And his mother was overwhelmingly strict, beating him with belts, frying pans, and his own toys. The odds, in short, were stacked against our young hero. But Kevin Hart, like Ernest Hemingway, J.K. Rowling, and Chocolate Droppa before him, was able to defy the odds and turn it around. In his literary debut, he takes us on a journey through what his life was, what it is today, and how he’s overcome each challenge to become the man he is today. And that man happens to be the biggest comedian in the world, with tours that sell out football stadiums and films that have collectively grossed over $3.5 billion. He achieved this not just through hard work, determination, and talent. “Hart is an incredibly magnetic storyteller, on the page as he is onstage, and that’s what shines through [in this] genial, entertaining guide to a life in comedy” (Kirkus Reviews).

Sex and the Failed Absolute

Sex and the Failed Absolute
Author: Slavoj Žižek
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2019-09-19
ISBN 10: 1350043796
ISBN 13: 9781350043794
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex and the Failed Absolute Book Review:

In the most rigorous articulation of his philosophical system to date, Slavoj Žižek provides nothing short of a new definition of dialectical materialism. In forging this new materialism, Žižek critiques and challenges not only the work of Alain Badiou, Robert Brandom, Joan Copjec, Quentin Meillassoux, and Julia Kristeva (to name but a few), but everything from popular science and quantum mechanics to sexual difference and analytic philosophy. Alongside striking images of the Möbius strip, the cross-cap, and the Klein bottle, Žižek brings alive the Hegelian triad of being-essence-notion. Radical new readings of Hegel, and Kant, sit side by side with characteristically lively commentaries on film, politics, and culture. Here is Žižek at his interrogative best.

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big
Author: Scott Adams
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 0698144627
ISBN 13: 9780698144620
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big Book Review:

Blasting clichéd career advice, the contrarian pundit and creator of Dilbert recounts the humorous ups and downs of his career, revealing the outsized role of luck in our lives and how best to play the system. Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you’ve ever met or anyone you’ve even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world’s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the game plan he’s followed since he was a teen: invite failure in, embrace it, then pick its pocket. No career guide can offer advice that works for everyone. As Adams explains, your best bet is to study the ways of others who made it big and try to glean some tricks and strategies that make sense for you. Adams pulls back the covers on his own unusual life and shares how he turned one failure after another—including his corporate career, his inventions, his investments, and his two restaurants—into something good and lasting. There’s a lot to learn from his personal story, and a lot of entertainment along the way. Adams discovered some unlikely truths that helped to propel him forward. For instance: • Goals are for losers. Systems are for winners. • “Passion” is bull. What you need is personal energy. • A combination of mediocre skills can make you surprisingly valuable. • You can manage your odds in a way that makes you look lucky to others. Adams hopes you can laugh at his failures while discovering some unique and helpful ideas on your own path to personal victory. As he writes: “This is a story of one person’s unlikely success within the context of scores of embarrassing failures. Was my eventual success primarily a result of talent, luck, hard work, or an accidental just-right balance of each? All I know for sure is that I pursued a conscious strategy of managing my opportunities in a way that would make it easier for luck to find me.”