by Fritjof Capra
by Eric Sinoway, Merrill Meadow
“This work offers wonderful wisdom for navigating the inflection points in our lives.” — Mehmet Oz, MD
An iconic teacher. A warm friend. A generous mentor.
For more than 40 years, Howard Stevenson has been a towering figure at Harvard Business School: the man who literally defined entrepreneurship and taught thousands of the world’s most successful professionals.
Now – spurred by Stevenson’s heart-stopping brush with death – his student, colleague, and dear friend Eric Sinoway shares the man’s wisdom and inspiration. Through warm and engaging conversations, we hear Howard’s timeless and practical lessons on pursuing both success and fulfillment, beginning with:
– Create a vision of your own legacy through a process called “business planning for life.”
– Be entrepreneurial in driving your career ahead (even if you’re not an entrepreneur).
– Exploit the inflection points in your life – whether “friend,” “foe,” or “silent.”
– Cut risk in tough career and life decisions by shining the “light of predictability” on them.
– Plan for the ripples, not just the splash from your actions and choices.
Reading Howard’s Gift is like having a wise, caring friend sit down and say, “Let’s figure all this out together.”
And the deeply personal perspectives from guest contributors – such as CNN correspondent Soledad O’Brien, Teach for America Founder Wendy Kopp, two-time Super Bowl Champion Carl Banks, and legendary MTV Founder Bob Pittman – reinforce the practical lessons in this clear-sighted book that will help readers “define success in their own terms,” and “live a life with no regrets.”
by John Castaldo, Lawrence Levitt
These 16 tales show doctors as human beings: flawed and full of doubt, wonder, and reverence about what it means to be alive. The stories remind us that the medical profession should be about treating people with the dignity they deserve and that medical miracles don’t always involve medicine. These doctors find cures, solve mysteries, and glean many lessons from listening deeply to their patients.
Common Sense about Uncommon Wisdom
by Dhruv S. Kaji
“Don’t Forget to Sing in the Lifeboats”
by Kathryn Petras, Ross Petras
From Kathryn and Ross petras, curators of craziness (and surprising smarts), comes a timely collection of reassuring reality:
“Why is there so much month left at the end of the money?”—John Barrymore
“October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February.” —Mark Twain
“I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.”—Mother Teresa
“When one burns one’s bridges, what a very nice fire it makes.”—Dylan Thomas
“If you think you have it tough, read history books.”—Bill Maher
And Voltaire: “Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.”
by Gotham Chopra
In Familiar Strangers, Gotham Chopra travels from China, Sri Lanka, and Kashmir to Chechnya and the Yucatán in search of answers to these age-old spiritual questions. Everywhere he goes, he encounters people who have had to dig within themselves to survive horrible realities and bear heart-wrenching losses. From his New York to Los Angeles flight on September 11, 2001 to a harrowing week spent among young boys toting guns in the contested hills of Kashmir and a sojourn in a small Yucatán village where he witnesses firsthand the collision between the romance of the past and the uncertain promise of the future, Chopra shares the wisdom, idealism, and sense of purpose he found in ordinary people living under extraordinary circumstances.
Rich in drama and insights into cultures far different from our own, the stories Chopra recounts articulate, as well, anxieties and fears we all share. While acknowledging that his travels often take him to the extreme edges of civilized society, Chopra shows that the questions that arise in times of peril or in the face of great dangers are not so different from what many of us ask in the course of our daily lives–whether after a grueling eighty-hour work week, a six-hour exam, or a fiery argument with a lover. The challenge, he argues, is to use these moments of revelation as the first step in moving beyond self-imposed fears and limits and embracing new opportunities for spiritual growth.
From the Hardcover edition.
What I Know
by Roger Fishman
You’ll be inspired by the lighthearted yet profound thoughts from 10-year-olds:
“Think of yourself as a dot on a line. The things behind you are already over, so always move forward down the line.”
“Integrity is doing good deeds when no one is looking.”
“It’s not about whether somebody will ‘be there’ for you. It’s all about whether you will ‘be there’ for somebody else.”
And you’ll find time-tested knowledge in the words of centenarians:
“In marriage, you have two sides to the bed: one where you fight and the other where you make up.”
“You’ve got to love, respect, and develop a genuine belief in yourself before you can be there to do that for anybody else.”
“In life, the one thing you can control is your word.”
Offering a variety of perspectives from these two unique groups, What I Know is, ultimately, a trove of universal truths from a diverse cross section of 10-year-olds and 100-year-olds with a wealth of experience.
Uncommon Wisdom 1
by F. Anton Stahl
- tear away popular beliefs concerning hypnosis, spirituality and religion.
- present new tools for improving oneself and one’s relationships.
- offer new insights into understanding how people function.
- enhance personal efficiency and effectiveness.
- inspire one with new concepts in spirituality.
- challenge readers to new ways of thinking.
- encourage personal and spiritual growth.
- sharpen analytical thinking skills.
- rev up one’s motivational motor.
- help uncover hidden potential.