The Mamba Mentality

The Mamba Mentality
Author: Kobe Bryant
Publsiher: MCD
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-10-23
ISBN 10: 0374719152
ISBN 13: 9780374719159
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mamba Mentality Book Review:

The Mamba Mentality: How I Play is Kobe Bryant’s personal perspective of his life and career on the basketball court and his exceptional, insightful style of playing the game—a fitting legacy from the late Los Angeles Laker superstar. In the wake of his retirement from professional basketball, Kobe “The Black Mamba” Bryant decided to share his vast knowledge and understanding of the game to take readers on an unprecedented journey to the core of the legendary “Mamba mentality.” Citing an obligation and an opportunity to teach young players, hardcore fans, and devoted students of the game how to play it “the right way,” The Mamba Mentality takes us inside the mind of one of the most intelligent, analytical, and creative basketball players ever. In his own words, Bryant reveals his famously detailed approach and the steps he took to prepare mentally and physically to not just succeed at the game, but to excel. Readers will learn how Bryant studied an opponent, how he channeled his passion for the game, how he played through injuries. They’ll also get fascinating granular detail as he breaks down specific plays and match-ups from throughout his career. Bryant’s detailed accounts are paired with stunning photographs by the Hall of Fame photographer Andrew D. Bernstein. Bernstein, long the Lakers and NBA official photographer, captured Bryant’s very first NBA photo in 1996 and his last in 2016—and hundreds of thousands in between, the record of a unique, twenty-year relationship between one athlete and one photographer. The combination of Bryant’s narrative and Bernstein’s photos make The Mamba Mentality an unprecedented look behind the curtain at the career of one of the world’s most celebrated and fascinating athletes.

Playing It My Way

Playing It My Way
Author: Sachin Tendulkar
Publsiher: Hodder & Stoughton
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2014-11-06
ISBN 10: 1473605199
ISBN 13: 9781473605190
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playing It My Way Book Review:

The greatest run-scorer in the history of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar retired in 2013 after an astonishing 24 years at the top. The most celebrated Indian cricketer of all time, he received the Bharat Ratna Award - India's highest civilian honour - on the day of his retirement. Now Sachin Tendulkar tells his own remarkable story - from his first Test cap at the age of 16 to his 100th international century and the emotional final farewell that brought his country to a standstill. When a boisterous Mumbai youngster's excess energies were channelled into cricket, the result was record-breaking schoolboy batting exploits that launched the career of a cricketing phenomenon. Before long Sachin Tendulkar was the cornerstone of India's batting line-up, his every move watched by a cricket-mad nation's devoted followers. Never has a cricketer been burdened with so many expectations; never has a cricketer performed at such a high level for so long and with such style - scoring more runs and making more centuries than any other player, in both Tests and one-day games. And perhaps only one cricketer could have brought together a shocked nation by defiantly scoring a Test century shortly after terrorist attacks rocked Mumbai. His many achievements with India include winning the World Cup and topping the world Test rankings. Yet he has also known his fair share of frustration and failure - from injuries and early World Cup exits to stinging criticism from the press, especially during his unhappy tenure as captain. Despite his celebrity status, Sachin Tendulkar has always remained a very private man, devoted to his family and his country. Now, for the first time, he provides a fascinating insight into his personal life and gives a frank and revealing account of a sporting life like no other.

Showboat

Showboat
Author: Roland Lazenby
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2016-10-25
ISBN 10: 0316387274
ISBN 13: 9780316387279
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Showboat Book Review:

The definitive portrait of Kobe Bryant, from the author of Michael Jordan. "Lazenby's detailed research and fantastic writing paint a complex, engaging picture of one of the NBA's greats." (Kurt Helin, Pro Basketball Talk, NBC Sports) Eighteen-time All-Star, scorer of 81 points in a single game, MVP, and one of the best shooting guards in NBA league history: Kobe Bryant is among basketball's absolute greatest players, and his importance to the sport is undeniable. Third on the NBA career scoring list and owner of five championship rings, he is an undisputed all-time great, one deserving of this deep and definitive biography. Even within the flashiest franchise in all of sports--the Los Angeles Lakers, where he played his entire career--Bryant always took center stage, and his final game captivated the basketball world, indeed the country. Roland Lazenby delves deep to look behind this public image, using classic basketball reporting and dozens of new interviews to reveal the whole picture, from Bryant's childhood through his playing years. Showboat is filled with large personalities and provocative stories, including details of Bryant's complicated personal life and explosive relationships on the court, and is a riveting and essential read for every hoops fan.

Driven from Within

Driven from Within
Author: Michael Jordan
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-12-25
ISBN 10: 1471105717
ISBN 13: 9781471105715
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Driven from Within Book Review:

'A part of all those people who helped me along the way can be found in everything I have done and continue to do. I had some great teachers - and I listened to what they had to say.' - Michael Jordan A global icon in sports, style and business, Michael Jordan is famous for his unrivalled athletic ability, his fierce determination, and his grace under pressure. In DRIVEN FROM WITHIN, he makes it clear that his phenomenal success is thanks in large part to the teachers, mentors and friends who have guided him throughout his life. Here is a book about the power of collaboration and teamwork, the energy that is released when people share their gifts and hard-won knowledge. With almost two million copies of his three previous books in print, Michael Jordan has proven himself to be as strong a performer in bookstores as he is on the court. Lavishly illustrated and beautifully designed, this is Michael Jordan's most intimate book to date. Organized around the qualities that Jordan demonstrates in his own life and that he looks for in others - qualities like authenticity, integrity, passion and commitment - DRIVEN FROM WITHIN is an inspiring record of an extraordinary life.

Fun and Friendly Calligraphy for Kids

Fun and Friendly Calligraphy for Kids
Author: Virginia Lucas Hart
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2017-10-30
ISBN 10: 9781612437224
ISBN 13: 1612437222
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fun and Friendly Calligraphy for Kids Book Review:

The art of calligraphy doesn't teach you how to write words, but instead, how to draw them. With this book's fun and playful approach, you will not only improve your handwriting skills, you'll have an absolute blast while doing so!

The Wizenard Series Training Camp

The Wizenard Series  Training Camp
Author: Kobe Bryant,Wesley King
Publsiher: Granity Studios
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2019-03-19
ISBN 10: 1949520021
ISBN 13: 9781949520026
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wizenard Series Training Camp Book Review:

#1 New York Times Bestseller From the mind of basketball legend and Academy Award–winning storyteller Kobe Bryant comes this radically original portrait of five young basketball players, one enlightening coach, and the awesome transformative power of the game. Filled with insights about the mental stamina and emotional clarity that peak performance requires, this is an indispensable story for young athletes, coaches, educators, and anyone interested in the astonishing potential of team sports to unlock individual growth. THE GAME WILL NEVER BE THE SAME Magic doesn’t seem possible for the West Bottom Badgers. They’re the lowest-ranked basketball team in their league, and they live in the poorest neighborhood in Dren. Nobody expects them to succeed at anything. Plus, every kid on the team has secret struggles of his own. When a new coach named Professor Wizenard arrives on the first day of training camp, the Badgers can’t explain the magical-seeming things they see and hear. Every player experiences unique and strange visions—visions that challenge everything they thought they knew about basketball, and about their lives and their secrets off the court. To survive the increasingly intense ordeals of training, the Badgers will need to take unimaginable risks, learn to trust their teammates, and confront the darkness within themselves.

Three Ring Circus

Three Ring Circus
Author: Jeff Pearlman
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2020-09-22
ISBN 10: 1328530663
ISBN 13: 9781328530660
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Ring Circus Book Review:

The story of the Lakers dynasty from 1996 through 2004, when Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal combined—and collided—to help bring the Lakers three straight championships and restore the franchise as a powerhouse In the history of modern sport, there have never been two high-level teammates who loathed each other the way Shaquille O’Neal loathed Kobe Bryant, and Kobe Bryant loathed Shaquille O’Neal. From public sniping and sparring, to physical altercations and the repeated threats of trade, it was warfare. And yet, despite eight years of infighting and hostility, by turns mediated and encouraged by coach Phil Jackson, the Shaq-Kobe duo resulted in one of the greatest dynasties in NBA history. Together, the two led the Lakers to three straight championships and returned glory and excitement to Los Angeles. In the tradition of Jeff Pearlman’s bestsellers Showtime, Boys Will Be Boys, and The Bad Guys Won, Three-Ring Circus is a rollicking deep dive into one of sports’ most fraught yet successful pairings.

The School of Greatness

The School of Greatness
Author: Lewis Howes
Publsiher: Rodale
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-10-27
ISBN 10: 1623365961
ISBN 13: 9781623365967
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The School of Greatness Book Review:

When a career-ending injury left elite athlete and professional football player Lewis Howes out of work and living on his sister’s couch, he decided he needed to make a change for the better. He started by reaching out to people he admired, searching for mentors, and applying his past coaches’ advice from sports to life off the field. Lewis did more than bounce back: He built a multimillion-dollar online business and is now a sought-after business coach, speaker, and podcast host. In The School of Greatness, Howes shares the essential tips and habits he gathered in interviewing “the greats” on his wildly popular podcast of the same name. In discussion with people like Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson and Pencils of Promise CEO Adam Braun, Howes figured out that greatness is unearthed and cultivated from within. The masters of greatness are not successful because they got lucky or are innately more talented, but because they applied specific habits and tools to embrace and overcome adversity in their lives. A framework for personal development, The School of Greatness gives you the tools, knowledge, and actionable resources you need to reach your potential. Howes anchors each chapter with a specific lesson he culled from his greatness “professors” and his own experiences to teach you how to create a vision, develop hustle, and use dedication, mindfulness, joy, and love to reach goals. His lessons and practical exercises prove that anyone is capable of achieving success and that we can all strive for greatness in our everyday lives.

Europe and the Islamic World

Europe and the Islamic World
Author: John Victor Tolan,Gilles Veinstein,Henry Laurens,Jane Marie Todd
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0691147051
ISBN 13: 9780691147055
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Europe and the Islamic World Book Review:

Focuses on the historical common ground that the Islamic and Western worlds share.

Epoca The Tree of Ecrof

Epoca  The Tree of Ecrof
Author: Kobe Bryant,Ivy Claire
Publsiher: Granity Studios
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-11-12
ISBN 10: 1949520080
ISBN 13: 9781949520088
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Epoca The Tree of Ecrof Book Review:

From the mind of basketball legend, Academy Award–winning, and New York Times–bestselling storyteller Kobe Bryant comes a new tale of finding your strength against all odds. Set in an alternate classical world dominated by sports and a magical power called grana, Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof is the story of two children: the lowly born Rovi and the crown princess Pretia who uncover and battle terrible evil and discover their inner strength along the way. Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof takes place at the most elite sports academy in the land, where the best child-athletes are sent to hone their skills. When Rovi and Pretia arrive, each harboring a secret about themselves, they begin to suspect that something evil is at play at the school. In the course of their first year, they must learn to master their grana in order to save the world from dark forces that are rising.

Jump Attack

Jump Attack
Author: Tim S. Grover
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-06-03
ISBN 10: 1476714452
ISBN 13: 9781476714455
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jump Attack Book Review:

Legendary trainer Tim Grover’s internationally acclaimed training program used by the pros, including Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant—now completely revised, updated, and expanded, with 100 new photos. Since 1989 when Tim Grover began training Michael Jordan, hundreds of elite competitors have turned to Grover to become stronger, faster, and more powerful, both physically and mentally. From Jordan to Kobe Bryant to Dwyane Wade and countless other superstars, Grover’s revolutionary methods have made the best even better, year after year. In Jump Attack, Grover shares the revolutionary program he uses to train the pros. A fitness bible for athletes around the world, this three-phase, twelve-week program has been completely updated with new exercises and workouts as well as cutting-edge information on training, nutrition, longevity, injury prevention, and more. Devised for explosive power, quickness, endurance, and agility, this intensely challenging workout pushes athletes out of their comfort zones, tests their capacity to go harder, and turns “I can’t” into “Just try and stop me.” You don’t have to be an elite athlete to benefit from Grover’s program—but you can attain the mindset of a champion through the physical program outlined in this complete plan. Says Grover: “This is how my pros do it. If you want to become more explosive, stronger, and faster, if you want to jump higher and improve your overall athletic performance in any sport, this is exactly how we do it today: This program is the difference between jumping and taking flight.”

Kobe Bryant The Black Mamba

Kobe Bryant   The Black Mamba
Author: Gregg Thompson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2020-11-07
ISBN 10: 9781914038327
ISBN 13: 1914038320
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kobe Bryant The Black Mamba Book Review:

MY HERO! Every Lakers fan, every basketball fan, and every sports fan should have this book in their library this book. Here's what you'll find inside... keep reading... We wanted to retrace step by step the life of Kobe, from his childhood in Italy to his last moments in life, from the NBA draft to the five rings passing from Kobe as a father to the victory of the Oscar. Here are the main themes: Who is Kobe Bryant? Childhood High School Draft The five titles Legacy Basketball Bryant Retirement Personal life Music, film and other business Philanthropy Bryant's Death The Black mamba mentality analysis and more Mamba mentality utilization in Your Own Life We hope with all our hearts to bring some of our passion for the Lakers, basketball, and our hero into your homes. MAMBA OUT!1978 - 2020

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant
Author: The Los Angeles Daily News
Publsiher: Triumph Books
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2016-03-24
ISBN 10: 1633195872
ISBN 13: 9781633195875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kobe Bryant Book Review:

After 20 unforgettable years in the NBA, Kobe Bryant is calling it a career. All he’s done in those two decades is establish himself as one of the best to ever play the game, arguably the greatest Laker ever and the most popular athlete in the history of Los Angeles sports. The Black Mamba’s path to iconic status started quietly as the 13th pick of the 1996 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets but with a draft day trade to the legendary Lakers, the rest is resounding history. Kobe’s credentials are impeccable with five NBA championships, two NBA Finals MVPs, one NBA regular season MVP, 18 All-Star game appearances and countless other accolades to his name. Kobe Bryant: Laker for Life is the ultimate tribute to the Lakers superstar as he concludes his legendary career, covering 20 years of hardwood genius. Including nearly 100 full-color photographs, fans are provided a glimpse into the early days of Kobe’s career, bursting onto the NBA scene winning the Slam Dunk Contest to his individual brilliance and NBA titles with the Lakers to his celebratory swan song through the league during his final season. A must-have keepsake for Lakers fans and Kobe aficionados alike, Kobe Bryant is the perfect commemoration of a Los Angeles icon and Laker for Life.

China s Disruptors

China s Disruptors
Author: Edward Tse
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-07-14
ISBN 10: 0698184114
ISBN 13: 9780698184114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China s Disruptors Book Review:

In September 2014, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba raised $25 billion in the world’s biggest-ever initial public offering. Since then, millions of investors and managers worldwide have pondered a fundamental question: What’s really going on with the new wave of China’s disruptors? Alibaba wasn’t an outlier—it’s one of a rising tide of thriving Chinese companies, mostly but not exclusively in the technology sector. Overnight, its founder, Jack Ma, appeared on the same magazine covers as American entrepreneurial icons like Mark Zuckerberg. Ma was quickly followed by the founders of other previously little-known companies, such as Baidu, Tencent, and Xiaomi. Over the past two decades, an unprecedented burst of entrepreneurialism has transformed China’s economy from a closed, impoverished, state-run system into a major power in global business. As products in China become more and more sophisticated, and as its companies embrace domestically developed technology, we will increasingly see Chinese goods setting global standards. Meanwhile, companies in the rest of the world wonder how they can access the fast-rising incomes of China’s 1.3 billion consumers. Now Edward Tse, a leading global strategy consultant, reveals how China got to this point, and what the country’s rise means for the United States and the rest of the world. Tse has spent more than twenty years working with senior Chinese executives, learning firsthand how China’s most powerful companies operate. He’s an expert on how private firms are thriving in what is still, officially, a communist country. His book draws on exclusive interviews and case studies to explore questions such as *What drives China’s entrepreneurs? Personal fame and fortune—or a quest for national pride and communal achievement? *How do these companies grow so quickly? In 2005, Lenovo sold just one category of products (personal computers) in one market, China. Today, not only is it the world’s largest PC seller; it is also the world’s third-largest smartphone seller. *How does Chinese culture shape the strategies and tactics of these business leaders? Can outsiders copy what the Chinese are doing? *Can capitalists really thrive within a communist system? How does Tencent’s Pony Ma serve as a member of China’s parliament while running a company that dominates online games and messaging? *What impact will China have on the rest of the world as its private companies enter new markets, acquire foreign businesses, and threaten established firms in countless industries? As Tse concludes: “I believe that as a consequence of the opening driven by China’s entrepreneurs, the push to invest in science, research, and development, and the new freedoms that people are enjoying across the country, China has embarked on a renaissance that could rival its greatest era in history—the Tang dynasty. These entrepreneurs are the front line in China’s intense hunger for success. They will have an even more remarkable impact on the global economy in the future, through the rest of this decade and beyond.”

The Millionaire s Wife

The Millionaire s Wife
Author: Shalini Boland
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2017-04-27
ISBN 10: 9780993569500
ISBN 13: 0993569501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Millionaire s Wife Book Review:

Can you ever really know the ones you love? Anna Blackwell lives a charmed life with her husband, in a clifftop mansion overlooking the ocean. But things haven't always been this way. When a woman is killed on the other side of the world, Anna realises that her past has caught up with her. That her greatest fear is about to come true. That it's her turn next. Uncover a web of lies and deceit in Shalini Boland's new chilling, twisty suspense thriller.

The Book of Basketball

The Book of Basketball
Author: Bill Simmons
Publsiher: ESPN
Total Pages: 734
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0345520106
ISBN 13: 9780345520104
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Basketball Book Review:

An opinionated tour of the past, present, and future of pro basketball, written by ESPN's "Sports Guy" columnist, shares insights on everything from major NBA events and underrated players to how Hall of Famers should be selected.

Social Innovations in the Urban Context

Social Innovations in the Urban Context
Author: Taco Brandsen,Sandro Cattacin,Adalbert Evers,Annette Zimmer
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2016-04-05
ISBN 10: 3319215515
ISBN 13: 9783319215518
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Innovations in the Urban Context Book Review:

This book addresses the practice of social innovation, which is currently very much in the public eye. New ideas and approaches are needed to tackle the severe and wicked problems with which contemporary societies are struggling. Especially in times of economic crisis, social innovation is regarded as one of the crucial elements needed to move forward. Our knowledge of its dynamics has significantly progressed, thanks to an abundance of studies on social innovation both general and sector-specific. However, despite the valuable research conducted over the past years, the systematic analysis of social innovation is still contested and incomplete. The questions asked in the book will be the following: 1. What is the nature of social innovations? 2.What patterns can be identified in social innovations emerging at the local level? 3.How is the emergence and spread of social innovations related to urban governance? More precisely, which conditions and arrangements facilitate and hinders social innovation? We explore these questions using different types of data and methods, and studying different contexts. In particular, we focus on innovations that aim at solving problems of the young unemployed, single parents and migrants. This analysis is based on original research carried out in the period 2010-2013 in the framework of a European project with a specific empirical research strategy. Research was carried out in 20 cities in 10 different European countries.

Who Was Kobe Bryant

Who Was Kobe Bryant
Author: Ellen Labrecque,Who HQ
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2020-06-30
ISBN 10: 0593225724
ISBN 13: 9780593225721
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Was Kobe Bryant Book Review:

Told in a new Who HQ NOW format for trending topics, this Who Was? biography details NBA superstar Kobe Bryant's legendary career and the impact of his legacy on the sports world and beyond. Kobe Bryant was just an eighteen-year-old high-school basketball player when he decided to enter the National Basketball Association's draft. Though he was the thirteenth overall pick by the Charlotte Hornets, he would never play a single game for them. Instead, Kobe was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, where he would spend his entire twenty-season career, winning five championships and numerous awards. Author Ellen Labreque takes readers through each exciting moment, from his iconic dunks to his 81-point game--all the milestones that span Kobe Bryant's legendary career and legacy.

I m Keith Hernandez

I m Keith Hernandez
Author: Keith Hernandez
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-05-15
ISBN 10: 0316395765
ISBN 13: 9780316395762
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I m Keith Hernandez Book Review:

Legendary first baseman Keith Hernandez tells all in this gripping literary memoir and New York Times bestseller. Keith Hernandez revolutionized the role of first baseman. During his illustrious career with the World Series-winning St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets, he was a perennial fan favorite, earning eleven consecutive Gold Gloves, a National League co-MVP Award, and a batting title. But it was his unique blend of intelligence, humor, and talent -- not to mention his unflappable leadership, playful antics, and competitive temperament -- that transcended the sport and propelled him to a level of renown that few other athletes have achieved, including his memorable appearances on the television show Seinfeld. Now, with a striking mix of candor and self-reflection, Hernandez takes us along on his journey to baseball immortality. There are the hellacious bus rides and south-of-the-border escapades of his minor league years. His major league benchings, unending plate adjustments, and role in one of the most exciting batting races in history against Pete Rose. Indeed, from the Little League fields of Northern California to the dusty proving grounds of triple-A ball to the grand stages of Busch Stadium and beyond, I'm Keith Hernandez reveals as much about America's favorite pastime as it does about the man himself. What emerges is an honest and compelling assessment of the game's past, present, and future: a memoir that showcases one of baseball's most unique and experienced minds at his very best.

Relentless

Relentless
Author: Tim S. Grover,Shari Wenk
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2014-03-11
ISBN 10: 1476714207
ISBN 13: 9781476714202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Relentless Book Review:

An award-winning trainer draws on experience with such top athletes as Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Ken Griffey, Jr. to explain how to tap dark competitive reflexes in order to succeed regardless of circumstances, explaining the importance of finding internal resources and harnessing the power of personal fears and instincts.