Il Tempo Dei Nuovi Eroi

Autore: Oscar Di Montigny
Editore: Edizioni Mondadori
ISBN: 8852076220
Grandezza: 43,65 MB
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«Un giorno del 1999, in un improvviso istante di presenza, mi sono accorto che dietro di me restava ben poco di ciò che credevo di essere stato fino ad allora. Ho quindi iniziato a cercare, a osservare, a studiare, a pormi domande. È stato in quell'istante che il mio cuore si è aperto a un'emozione nuova... Sono queste microscopiche pillole di consapevolezza che vorrei ora condividere con te.» Esperto di marketing, comunicazione e innovazione, ma anche marito innamorato e padre felice di cinque figli, Oscar di Montigny affida a queste pagine una serie di riflessioni maturate in anni di esperienze sia personali sia professionali, di incontri significativi con personalità fra le quali Tara Gandhi, il Dalai Lama, Lech Wałesa, Gorbacˇëv, Patch Adams, fino ad arrivare a fissare i principi di quella che è stata da lui definita "Economia 0.0": fare del bene e farlo bene, fare della propria vita un dono e fare di questo dono qualcosa di significativo per l'insieme. Un'economia sostenibile che esprima la capacità di esistere insieme, nella relazione col tutto e non soltanto come parte a sé stante. Un'economia basata sul capitale creativo culturale, fondata su trasparenza, gratitudine e responsabilità. E soprattutto sull'Amore, che lui ha definito «l'atto economico per eccellenza». Ma chi sono i Nuovi Eroi di cui ci parla di Montigny? In cosa consiste il loro Viaggio e qual è il loro Tempo? Tutti noi possiamo diventare Nuovi Eroi. Noi – che stiamo vivendo un vero e proprio cambiamento di era – quando ci lasciamo abitare da dei valori e guidare da degli ideali universali, quando accettiamo di intraprendere un percorso educativo interiore che ci porti a comprendere che gli altri siamo noi e a cercare di rendere questo mondo un posto migliore per tutti. Perché così facendo non solo avremo contribuito al bene dell'insieme di cui facciamo parte, ma anche vivremo in eterno in quella parte di noi che avremo donato agli altri.

The Silmarillion

Autore: J.R.R. Tolkien
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547951981
Grandezza: 27,93 MB
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A number-one New York Times bestseller when it was originally published, THE SILMARILLION is the core of J.R.R. Tolkien's imaginative writing, a work whose origins stretch back to a time long before THE HOBBIT. Tolkien considered THE SILMARILLION his most important work, and, though it was published last and posthumously, this great collection of tales and legends clearly sets the stage for all his other writing. The story of the creation of the world and of the the First Age, this is the ancient drama to which the characters in THE LORD OF THE RINGS look back and in whose events some of them, such as Elrond and Galadriel, took part. The three Silmarils were jewels created by Feanor, most gifted of the Elves. Within them was imprisoned the Light of the Two Trees of Valinor before the Trees themselves were destroyed by Morgoth, the first Dark Lord. Thereafter, the unsullied Light of Valinor lived on only in the Silmarils, but they were seized by Morgoth and set in his crown, which was guarded in the impenetrable fortress of Angband in the north of Middle-earth. THE SILMARILLION is the history of the rebellion of Feanor and his kindred against the gods, their exile from Valinor and return to Middle-earth, and their war, hopeless despite all their heroism, against the great Enemy. This second edition features a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien describing his intentions for the book, which serves as a brilliant exposition of his conception of the earlier Ages of Middle-earth.

My Stroke Of Insight

Autore: Jill Bolte Taylor
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848942923
Grandezza: 16,31 MB
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On the morning of the 10th December 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven-year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist experienced a massive stroke when a blood vessel exploded in the left side of her brain. A neuroanatomist by profession, she observed her own mind completely deteriorate to the point that she lost the ability to walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life, all within the space of four hours. As the damaged left side of her brain – the rational, logical, detail and time-oriented side – swung in an out of function, Taylor alternated between two distinct and opposite realities: the euphoric Nirvana of the intuitive and emotional right brain, in which she felt a sense of complete well-being and peace; and the logical left brain, that realized Jill was having a stroke and enabled her to seek help before she was lost completely. In My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey, Taylor brings to light a new perspective on the brain and its capacity for recovery that she gained through the intimate experience of awakening her own injured mind. The journey to recovery took eight years for Jill to feel completely healed. Using her knowledge of how the brain works, her respect for the cells composing her human form, and an amazing mother, Taylor completely repaired her mind and recalibrated her understanding of the world according to the insight gained from her right brain that December morning.

Heart Of Darkness

Autore: Joseph Conrad
Editore: Prestwick House Inc
ISBN: 9781580495752
Grandezza: 22,20 MB
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Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness was first published in 1899 in serial form in London's Blackwood's Magazine. Loosely based on Conrad's firsthand experience in rescuing a company agent from a remote station in the heart of the Congo, the novel is considered a literary bridge between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. With its modern literary approach to questions such as the ambiguous nature of good and evil, the novel foreshadows many of the themes and techniques that define modern literature. This edition includes a glossary and notes to help the modern reader contend with Conrad's complex approach to the human condition.

The Element

Autore: Ken Robinson Ph.D.
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440656187
Grandezza: 12,99 MB
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A New York Times-bestselling breakthrough book about talent, passion, and achievement from the one of the world's leading thinkers on creativity and self-fulfillment. The Element is the point at which natural talent meets personal passion. When people arrive at the Element, they feel most themselves and most inspired and achieve at their highest levels. With a wry sense of humor, Ken Robinson looks at the conditions that enable us to find ourselves in the Element and those that stifle that possibility. Drawing on the stories of a wide range of people, including Paul McCartney, Matt Groening, Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, and Bart Conner, he shows that age and occupation are no barrier and that this is the essential strategy for transform­ing education, business, and communities in the twenty-first century. Also available from Ken Robinson is Finding Your Element, the practical guide to achieving your highest potential. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Secondhand Time

Autore: Svetlana Alexievich
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 0399588817
Grandezza: 60,98 MB
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The magnum opus and latest work from Svetlana Alexievich, the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature—a symphonic oral history about the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the emergence of a new Russia NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES • THE WASHINGTON POST • THE BOSTON GLOBE • THE WALL STREET JOURNAL • NPR • FINANCIAL TIMES • KIRKUS REVIEWS When the Swedish Academy awarded Svetlana Alexievich the Nobel Prize, it cited her for inventing “a new kind of literary genre,” describing her work as “a history of emotions—a history of the soul.” Alexievich’s distinctive documentary style, combining extended individual monologues with a collage of voices, records the stories of ordinary women and men who are rarely given the opportunity to speak, whose experiences are often lost in the official histories of the nation. In Secondhand Time, Alexievich chronicles the demise of communism. Everyday Russian citizens recount the past thirty years, showing us what life was like during the fall of the Soviet Union and what it’s like to live in the new Russia left in its wake. Through interviews spanning 1991 to 2012, Alexievich takes us behind the propaganda and contrived media accounts, giving us a panoramic portrait of contemporary Russia and Russians who still carry memories of oppression, terror, famine, massacres—but also of pride in their country, hope for the future, and a belief that everyone was working and fighting together to bring about a utopia. Here is an account of life in the aftermath of an idea so powerful it once dominated a third of the world. A magnificent tapestry of the sorrows and triumphs of the human spirit woven by a master, Secondhand Time tells the stories that together make up the true history of a nation. “Through the voices of those who confided in her,” The Nation writes, “Alexievich tells us about human nature, about our dreams, our choices, about good and evil—in a word, about ourselves.” Praise for Svetlana Alexievich and Secondhand Time “The nonfiction volume that has done the most to deepen the emotional understanding of Russia during and after the collapse of the Soviet Union of late is Svetlana Alexievich’s oral history Secondhand Time.”—David Remnick, The New Yorker “Like the greatest works of fiction, Secondhand Time is a comprehensive and unflinching exploration of the human condition. . . . In its scope and wisdom, Secondhand Time is comparable to War and Peace.”—The Wall Street Journal “Already hailed as a masterpiece across Europe, Secondhand Time is an intimate portrait of a country yearning for meaning after the sudden lurch from Communism to capitalism in the 1990s plunged it into existential crisis.”—The New York Times “This is the kind of history, otherwise almost unacknowledged by today’s dictatorships, that matters.”—The Christian Science Monitor “In this spellbinding book, Svetlana Alexievich orchestrates a rich symphony of Russian voices telling their stories of love and death, joy and sorrow, as they try to make sense of the twentieth century.”—J. M. Coetzee

The Crowd

Autore: Gustave Le Bon
Editore: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486122085
Grandezza: 36,36 MB
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One of the most influential books on social psychology ever written, brilliantly instructive in the general characteristics and mental unity of a crowd. A must-read for students, politicians, and investors.

The Path To The Spiders Nests

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060956585
Grandezza: 24,42 MB
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Italo Calvino was only twenty-three when he first published this bold and imaginative novel. It tells the story of Pin, a cobbler's apprentice in a town on the Ligurian coast during World War II. He lives with his sister, a prostitute, and spends as much time as he can at a seedy bar where he amuses the adult patrons. After a mishap with a Nazi soldier, Pin becomes involved with a band of partisans. Calvino's portrayal of these characters, seen through the eyes of a child, is not only a revealing commentary on the Italian resistance but an insightful coming-of-age story. Updated to include changes from Calvino's definitive Italian edition, previously censored passages, and his newly translated, unabridged preface--in which Calvino brilliantly critiques and places into historical context his own youthful work--The Path to the Spiders' Nests is animated by the formidable imagination that has made Italo Calvino one of the most respected writers of our time.

Running A Food Truck For Dummies

Autore: Myrick
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118330730
Grandezza: 13,69 MB
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The easy way to drive your food truck business to success A new generation of street food lovers are lining up at food trucks and food carts. Though the idea is a long-standing part of American and world culture, the street food industry has never enjoyed so much popularity or publicity. With lower start-up costs than traditional "store front" restaurants, food trucks offer a unique opportunity to entrepreneurs in a business climate where credit is tight and capital is scarce. In Running a Food Truck For Dummies, you'll get all the delicious details needed to start your own food truck business quickly, affordably, and successfully. Whether you're one for the nearly 3 million owners and operators of existing food truck businesses or a chef, foodie, or gourmand interested in starting your own mobile restaurant endeavor, Running a Food Truck For Dummies helps you find your food niche, follow important rules of conducting business on the road, outfit your moving kitchen, meet safety and sanitation requirements, and much more. Help starting and creating a business plan Advice on creating a mobile menu, choosing and outfitting a vehicle, setting prices, and hiring help Everything you need to know about licenses, permits, zoning, parking, and other considerations Coverage of using Social Media advertising,such as Facebook and Twitter, to market your food truck business From choosing and outfitting a business vehicle to franchising and everything in between, Running a Food Truck For Dummies shows foodies everything they need to know to get their business moving toward success!

A Trumpet In The Wadi

Autore: Sami Michael
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 56,12 MB
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This title is unfailingly honest, pointedly comic and suffused with a fundamental heartache-one that speaks to the internal conflicts in the Middle East even as it celebrates the possibilities of a love that dares to cross all cultural and political boundaries.