Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted
following around the world. This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and
inspiring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who
travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a
treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man
who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the
direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will
be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as a
journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found
within. Lush, evocative, and deeply humane, the story of Santiago is an eternal
testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of
listening to our hearts.
had an epiphany one rainy afternoon in the unlikeliest of places: a city bus.
"The days are long, but the years are short," she realized.
"Time is passing, and I'm not focusing enough on the things that really
matter." In that moment, she decided to dedicate a year to her happiness
Timeless in their
wisdom, thought-provoking in their message, surprising in their truth and
memorable in their originality, the right words can give direction,
inspiration, and sometimes a tangible boost onto the right path. For example,
Steve Jobs once read “Stay hungry Stay foolish” on the back cover of The Whole
Earth Catalog, and those four words came to guide his life.
Edward de Bono
invented the concept of lateral thinking. A world-renowned writer and
philosopher, he is the leading authority in the field of creative thinking and
the direct teaching of thinking as a skill. Dr de Bono has written more than 60
books, in 40 languages, with people now teaching his methods worldwide. He has
chaired a special summit of Nobel Prize laureates, and been hailed as one of
the 250 people who have contributed most to mankind.
Change the rules.
Change the solution.
showering without water, driving a car without an engine, or using a computer
without electricity, these are high-level challenges for breakout thinking.
With this book, you'll stretch your minds and be primed to solve the next
"impossible" problem before lunchtime.
In his New York
Times bestseller Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon showed readers how to
unlock their creativity by stealing from the community of other movers and
shakers. Now, in an even more forward-thinking and necessary book, he shows how
to take that critical next step on a creative journey getting known. Show Your
Work! is about why generosity trumps genius. It s about getting findable, about
using the network instead of wasting time networking. It s not self-promotion,
it s self-discovery let others into your process, then let them steal from you.
Filled with illustrations, quotes, stories, and examples, Show Your Work!
offers ten transformative rules for being open, generous, brave, productive.
Filled with fun
anecdotes, quirky photos, and off-the-wall business advice, the provocative
sequel to "It's Not How Good You Are, It's How good You Want to Be"
reveals the surprising power of bad decisions.
In The 7 Habits
of Highly Effective People, author Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic,
integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional
problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a
step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, service, and human
dignity -- principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the
wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.