Il Tempo Dei Nuovi Eroi

Autore: Oscar Di Montigny
Editore: Edizioni Mondadori
ISBN: 8852076220
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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 Spark And The Grind

Autore: Erik Wahl
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 0399564225
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We’ve been conditioned to think about creative genius as a dichotomy: dreamers versus doers, creativity versus discipline, the spark versus the grind. But what if we’re wrong? What if it’s the spark and the grind? We love people whose creative genius arrives in sudden sparks of inspiration. Think of Archimedes in his bathtub or Newton under his apple tree. But we also admire people who work incredibly hard and long for their creative breakthroughs. Think of Edison in his lab, grinding through hundreds of failed variations on the lightbulb. We remember his words in tough times: “Genius is 1 percent inspiration, 99 percent perspiration.” Now Erik Wahl, a visual artist, speaker, and entre­preneur, helps us unite the yin and yang of creativity— the dynamic new ideas with the dogged effort. He shows why we won’t get far if we rely on the spark without the grind, or the grind without the spark. What the world really needs are the creators who can hold the two in balance. Fortunately, it’s possible to get good at both, as Wahl knows from experience. After his corporate career sud­denly ended, he pursued a spark—to paint photorealistic portraits—and ground it out until he got good enough to make very good art very quickly. That’s the basis of his riveting live shows, which have captivated skeptical audiences who never expected to be inspired by art—and taught them to embrace creativity in a whole new way. This book offers surprising insights and practical advice about how to fan the sparks and make the grind more productive. Wahl deftly synthesizes the wisdom of other artists, philosophers, scientists, and business visionaries throughout history, along with his own views. Here’s how he sums up his approach: The world needs people who enjoy swimming in ideas until they discover a great one. The world also needs doers who have a gift for activation, a.k.a. “getting s*** done.” But the most potent individual creators in any industry or environment have learned how to be both. They’ve learned how to spark their grind and they’ve learned how to grind their sparks. As a result, they not only make things happen, they make great things. If you want to ensure constant creativity in your life and produce your most innovative work—this is your guide.

Secondhand Time

Autore: Svetlana Alexievich
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 0399588817
Grandezza: 20,35 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 • LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE WINNER 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 Gentlemen S Hour

Autore: Don Winslow
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439183406
Grandezza: 76,47 MB
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Private investigator Boone Daniels places his acceptance by the surfing community at risk when he agrees to defend a young man accused of murdering a beloved surfer and local legend.

The Tartar Steppe

Autore: Dino Buzzati
Editore: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1847677576
Grandezza: 50,43 MB
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Young Giovanni Drogo arrives at the bleak border area of the Tartar Steppe where he is to take a short assignment at Fort Bastiani, an encampment manned by veteran soldiers who have grown old without seeing a trace of the enemy. As his length of service stretches from months into years, he continues to wait patiently for the enemy to advance across the desert. Despite, or because of, the fact that they tell him he is perfectly free to leave, he waits for one great and glorious endeavour. Internationally acclaimed since its publication in 1945, The Tartar Steppe is a provocative and frightening tale of hope, longing and the terrible sorcery of the magnificent gesture.

The Crowd

Autore: Gustave Le Bon
Editore: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465556389
Grandezza: 61,38 MB
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Rodrick Rules

Autore: Jeff Kinney
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0857971093
Grandezza: 72,54 MB
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Whatever you do, don't ask Greg Heffley how he spent his summer holidays, because he definitely doesn't want to talk about it. As Greg enters the new school year, he's eager to put the past three months behind him... and one event in particular. Unfortunately for Greg, his older brother Rodrick knows all about the incident. And secrets have a way of getting out... especially when a diary is involved.

Marking Time

Autore: Elizabeth Jane Howard
Editore: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330527088
Grandezza: 26,54 MB
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Home Place, Sussex, 1939. The English family at war . . . The sunlit days of childish games and familyn meals are over, as the shadows of war roll in to cloud the lives of one English family. At Home Place, the windows are blacked out and food is becoming scarce as a new generation of Cazalets takes up the story. Louise dreams of being a great actress, Clary is an aspiring writer, while Polly, is burdened with knowledge and the need to share it. Marking Time is the second volume in The Cazalet Chronicles. The next novel in the series is Confusion.

The Book Of Conquests

Autore: Jim Fitzpatrick
Editore: Dutton Adult
ISBN: 9780525475118
Grandezza: 51,96 MB
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"The first volume of a trilogy of works, which tell the story of the ancient and magical race: the Tuatha Dé Danann ... The Book of Conguests tells the story of Nuada, king of the Tuatha Dé Danann, and the First Battle of Moy Tura, one of the most important sagas in Early Irish Literature"--Http://www.jimfitzpatrick.ie/gallery/conquests.html.

Zero K

Autore: Don DeLillo
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501135406
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A New York Times Notable Book A New York Times bestseller, “DeLillo’s haunting new novel, Zero K—his most persuasive since his astonishing 1997 masterpiece, Underworld” (The New York Times), is a meditation on death and an embrace of life. Jeffrey Lockhart’s father, Ross, is a billionaire in his sixties, with a younger wife, Artis Martineau, whose health is failing. Ross is the primary investor in a remote and secret compound where death is exquisitely controlled and bodies are preserved until a future time when biomedical advances and new technologies can return them to a life of transcendent promise. Jeff joins Ross and Artis at the compound to say “an uncertain farewell” to her as she surrenders her body. “We are born without choosing to be. Should we have to die in the same manner? Isn’t it a human glory to refuse to accept a certain fate?” These are the questions that haunt the novel and its memorable characters, and it is Ross Lockhart, most particularly, who feels a deep need to enter another dimension and awake to a new world. For his son, this is indefensible. Jeff, the book’s narrator, is committed to living, to experiencing “the mingled astonishments of our time, here, on earth.” Don DeLillo’s “daring…provocative…exquisite” (The Washington Post) new novel weighs the darkness of the world—terrorism, floods, fires, famine, plague—against the beauty and humanity of everyday life; love, awe, “the intimate touch of earth and sun.” “One of the most mysterious, emotionally moving, and rewarding books of DeLillo’s long career” (The New York Times Book Review), Zero K is a glorious, soulful novel from one of the great writers of our time.