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The Ultimate Pursuit

The Ultimate Pursuit Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carl D. Smith
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After high school graduation, Carl enlisted in the U.S. Navy, was assigned to Guam and there in a dorm found himself being offered heroin for the first time. After multiple refusals to get high, he gave in once, which launched a 15-year downward spiral in his life. Carl became entrenched in the drug world as a heroin and cocaine user, smuggling drugs and living only for his next fix. Personal experiences are brought to life from inside his maximum-security prison. "Drugs took me where I did not want to go, made me stay there longer than I wanted to stay, demanding more of me than I wanted to give." He communicates what it felt like to be homeless, hopeless, and a convict lost on the very streets he grew up on. He did not care whether he lived or died... but a much higher power did. When all hope was lost and it looked as if he would die a dope fiend, an old friend wrote him in a letter while in prison about a Christian program called Teen Challenge. Here he would be loved, taught the Bible, and how to live a life free from drugs and the horrible life he knew. This poignant, true-life story will grip your heart as you journey with a man on The Ultimate Pursuit.

The Ultimate Life Map

The Ultimate Life Map Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Leigh Martinuzzi
Editor: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1504322398
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As long as we are asleep and unaware, we may never wake up to our true purpose in life. The Ultimate Life Map will assist you in defining your Life Compass. It will help you understand the fundamental Life Principles so you can purposefully navigate your way towards living life with greater freedom, fulfilment and happiness. Stop teasing yourself. Wake up! Believe and know that the life you wish for is possible. Align your thoughts and behaviours with your values. With what matters to you. We cannot live The Ultimate Life by aligning ourselves with societal expectations and external demands. Those paths lead us into traps of acceptance and conformity. Break free from the status quo! Question everything. Ask Why? The Ultimate Life is available for anyone willing to create the change. Are you ready to wake up? Toltec wisdom aligns beautifully with The Ultimate Life Map. Its purpose is to connect people to their why, their authentic Self, and in doing so putting them on their own unique journey in life that will open the doors and shine the light on greater freedom, fulfilment and happiness.

Outline of Chinese Traditional Philosophy

Outline of Chinese Traditional Philosophy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Li Cunshan
Editor: Paths International Ltd
ISBN: 1844643808
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The traditional Chinese philosophies of 'nature and human' lie at the heart of China's modern day culture and popular philosophical beliefs. To understand China, you must first understand its traditional philosophies. This book from leading expert Li Cunshan outlines the core beliefs and key elements of the three principles of traditional Chinese philosophy: the natural theory (cosmology); the human theory (the theory of life); the theory of knowledge (the theory of methodology). The coverage offers a systematic analysis of these three fundamental theories enabling the reader to gain a clear understanding of the part they've played in the creation of modern day China.An Outline of Chinese Traditional Philosophy is aimed at academics and students studying both philosophy and China, plus researchers and professionals seeking clear concise information on traditional Chinese philosophies and popular Chinese culture.Published by Paths International, in association with the prestigious Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, this English language edition is being made available outside of China for the very first time.

In pursuit of a powerful performance

In pursuit of a powerful performance Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jonathan Wiggins
Editor: Jonathan Wiggins
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In Pursuit of a Powerful Performance is inspired from the passion for developing, realising, and nurturing world class potential athletes through bridging the gap between coaching and science. Encouraging you to look at your athletes as individuals and create a program that is backed and designed by science to realise peak performances when and where their targets are during the season.

In Pursuit of Purpose

In Pursuit of Purpose Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Myles Munroe
Editor: Destiny Image Publishers
ISBN: 0768496217
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Best-selling author Myles Munroe reveals in this book the key to personal fulfillment: purpose. We must pursue purpose because our fulfillment in life depends upon our becoming what we were born to be and do. In Pursuit of Purpose will guide you on that path to finding God's purpose for your life.

The Awesome God

The Awesome God Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bernard Tutu
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781477167748
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In this book Bernard Tutu communicates on the struggles of everyday Christians and God provided means to overcome and seek His purpose. This book is an insight into the journey of any Christian. Why This Book is For You? You are at a crossroads or a major decision. How do I find meaning and direction? I dont understand the will of God. You are searching for your reason to be. You have missed your calling in life. You have enough outer success, but want to find inner peace, purpose and reverence with God. This book is to help Christians get focused and identify their life gifts and live a fearless life for Christ. It is also intended to help all who are searching for a purpose in their life.

Monarchy, Political Culture, and Drama in Seventeenth-Century Madrid

Monarchy, Political Culture, and Drama in Seventeenth-Century Madrid Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jodi Campbell
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317094417
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In early modern Spain, theater reached the height of its popularity during the same decades in which Spanish monarchs were striving to consolidate their power. Jodi Campbell uses the dramatic production of seventeenth-century Madrid to understand how ordinary Spaniards perceived the political developments of this period. Through a study of thirty-three plays by four of the most popular playwrights of Madrid (Pedro Caldern de la Barca, Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla, Juan de Matos Fragoso, and Juan Bautista Diamante), Campbell analyzes portrayals of kingship during what is traditionally considered to be the age of absolutism and highlights the differences between the image of kingship cultivated by the monarchy and that presented on Spanish stages. A surprising number of plays performed and published in Madrid in the seventeenth century, Campbell shows, featured themes about kingship: debates over the qualities that make a good king, tests of a king's abilities, and stories about the conflicts that could arise between the personal interests of a king and the best interest of his subjects. Rather than supporting the absolutist and centralizing policies of the monarchy, popular theater is shown here to favor the idea of reciprocal obligations between subjects and monarch. This study contributes new evidence to the trend of recent scholarship that revises our views of early modern Spanish absolutism, arguing for the significance of the perspectives of ordinary people to the realm of politics.

Soldier Dead

Soldier Dead Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Sledge
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231509375
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The first book to address the complicated issues surrounding what happens to members of the United States Armed Forces after they die. Why does recovering the remains of servicepeople matter? Soldier Dead examines this question and provides a thorough analysis of the processes of recovery, identification, return, burial, and remembrance of the dead. Sledge traces the ways in which the handling of our Soldier Dead has evolved over time and how these changes have reflected not only advances in technology and capabilities but also the shifting attitudes of the public, government, and military. He also considers the emotional stress experienced by those who handle the dead; the continuing efforts to retrieve bodies from Korea and elsewhere; and how unresolved issues regarding the treatment of enemy dead continue to affect U.S. foreign relations. Skillfully incorporating excerpts from interviews, personal correspondence and diaries, military records, and journalistic accounts—as well as never-before-published photographs and his own reflections—Michael Sledge presents a clear, concise, and compassionate story about what the dead mean to the living. Throughout Soldier Dead, the voices of the fallen are heard, as are those of family members and military personnel responsible for the dead before final disposition. At times disturbing and at other times encouraging, they are always powerful as they speak of danger, duty, courage, commitment, and care. “A timely and detailed investigation into the moral conscience of American society which will be of interest to anyone concerned with the human costs of war. An important and passionate book which deserves a wide readership.”—Chris Shilling, University of Portsmouth, UK

Managing Social Change and Social Policy in Greater China

Managing Social Change and Social Policy in Greater China Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ka-Ho Mok,Maggie K. W. Lau
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134575149
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East Asia is at the heart of the global economic transformation, and the countries of the region are witnessing rapidly changing labour markets, alongside the pressure to cut production costs and lower taxes in order to become successful ‘competition states’. These changes have resulted in increased welfare demands which governments, organizations and agencies across the region have had to address. This book examines welfare regimes in the Greater China region, encompassing mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. In so doing, it explores the ways in which the rapid growth and internationalisation of the economy across Greater China is presenting new social policy challenges that governments, social welfare organizations and agencies in the region are having to respond to. Rather than simply describing and categorising welfare systems, the contributors to this volume add to our understanding of how one of the major economic transformations of the contemporary era in East Asia is shaping welfare provision in the region. In turn, in this context of economic change, they examine the new strategies and measures that have been adopted in order to reduce the heavy burden on the state in terms of welfare provision, whilst also attempting to diversify funding and provision sources to meet the pressing welfare needs. Based upon extensive fieldwork by leading scholars of social policy, this book will appeal to students and scholars of Asian social policy, comparative development and social policy, social welfare and Chinese studies.

Steel Chair to the Head

Steel Chair to the Head Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nicholas Sammond
Editor: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822386827
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The antagonists—oiled, shaved, pierced, and tattooed; the glaring lights; the pounding music; the shouting crowd: professional wrestling is at once spectacle, sport, and business. Steel Chair to the Head provides a multifaceted look at the popular phenomenon of pro wrestling. The contributors combine critical rigor with a deep appreciation of wrestling as a unique cultural form, the latest in a long line of popular performance genres. They examine wrestling as it happens in the ring, is experienced in the stands, is portrayed on television, and is discussed in online chat rooms. In the process, they reveal wrestling as an expression of the contradictions and struggles that shape American culture. The essayists include scholars in anthropology, psychology, film studies, communication studies, and sociology, one of whom used to wrestle professionally. Classic studies of wrestling by Roland Barthes, Carlos Monsiváis, Sharon Mazer, and Henry Jenkins appear alongside original essays. Whether exploring how pro wrestling inflects race, masculinity, and ideas of reality and authenticity; how female fans express their enthusiasm for male wrestlers; or how lucha libre provides insights into Mexican social and political life, Steel Chair to the Head gives due respect to pro wrestling by treating it with the same thorough attention usually reserved for more conventional forms of cultural expression. Contributors. Roland Barthes, Douglas L. Battema, Susan Clerc, Laurence de Garis, Henry Jenkins III, Henry Jenkins IV, Heather Levi, Sharon Mazer, Carlos Monsiváis, Lucia Rahilly, Catherine Salmon, Nicholas Sammond, Phillip Serrat, Philip Sewell

Single Incision Laparoscopic and Transanal Colorectal Surgery

Single Incision Laparoscopic and Transanal Colorectal Surgery Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Wai Lun Law,Conor P. Delaney
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461489024
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Single Incision Laparoscopic and Transanal Colorectal Surgery provide a comprehensive and state-of-the art review of single incision laparoscopic and transanal colorectal surgery. The text concentrates on surgical techniques and tricks in single incision laparoscopic and transanal surgery with detailed descriptions of the techniques, as well as indications and limitations of the procedures. The newly available evidence on these procedures is emphasized and all procedures are richly illustrated with diagrams and photos. Written by experts in their fields, Single Incision Laparoscopic and Transanal Colorectal Surgery is valuable resource for general surgeons, colon and rectal surgeons, laparoscopic GI surgeons, surgical residents and fellows in training interested in these two rapidly developing fields in colorectal surgery.

The Dao of the Military

The Dao of the Military Pdf/ePub eBook Author: N.A
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231526881
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Master Sun's The Art of War is by no means the only ancient Chinese treatise on military affairs. One chapter in the Huainanzi, an important compendium of philosophy and political theory written in the second century BCE, synthesizes the entire corpus of military literature inherited from the Chinese classical era. Drawing on all major, existing military writings, as well as other lost sources, it assesses tactics and strategy, logistics, organization, and political economy, as well as cosmology and the fundamental morality of warfare. This powerful work set out to become the last word on military matters, subsuming and replacing all preceding literature. Written under the sponsorship of Liu An, king of Huainan, the Huainanzi's "military methods" emphasize the preservation of peace as the ultimate value to be served by the military, insisting that the army can be effectively and rightly used only when defending the sacred hereditary position of the emperor and his vassals. This position stands in stark contrast to that of The Art of War, which prioritizes the enrichment and empowerment of the state. Liu An's philosophy also argues that military success depends on the personal cultivation of the commander and that deception is not enough to secure victory. Only a commander with the exceptional qualities of insight and cognition, developed through a program of meditative practice and yogic refinement, can effectively control and interpret the strategic situation. Andrew Seth Meyer offers both a full translation of this text and an extensive analysis of its historical context. His thorough treatment relates Liu An's teachings to issues in Chinese philosophy, culture, religion, and history, helping to interpret their uncommon message.


Gaps Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mac Keyes
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146911836X
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When Blake Adams enters a contest set up by a Corporate Mephistopheles who seduces others into his power schemes, he realizes that his obsession with a game of solitaire called Gaps reveals a solution. He travels to Baghdad, Kigali, Manzini, down the Current River, to the resort town of Branson and through the Corporate world with his sexy wife Brooksie and his trusted friend Jonathan, searching for the key to unlock the confusion about family values and the meaning to life. This is a novel about the search for significance and the discovery of authenticity, investigating the nuances of sex, abuse of political power and the contest for spiritual and social values. This romance/mystery offers a poetic love story reserved for mature readers.

Bloody Skies

Bloody Skies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nicholas A. Veronico
Editor: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811760723
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A visual history of the US Eighth Air Force in World War II

What Works

What Works Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Cornish,Wil Seabrook
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118412028
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Two weeks into a recession, business partners Robert Cornish and Wil Seabrook started their company with two people, two laptops, a handshake, and an idea. They ignored the conventional wisdom that was burying their industry and forged their own path. Their mantra? "Do What Works." Only three years later, the company, Richter10.2 Media Group, attained million dollar revenues and over 300 percent growth in one year. Today, it is one of the fastest growing small businesses in America with more than fifty employees, and debt-free, having never borrowed a penny. What Works is the blueprint to Richter's success. Now more than ever, the old models of how to start, promote, and run a successful business are no longer viable. What Works delivers real, applicable knowledge that will help you to grow your business and create the outcomes that you're striving for. What Works offers critical advice such as: Know Your Public: Focus all sales and marketing efforts only on companies and people that fit the audience you defined in the profile, which will dramatically drive growth as you direct your efforts to the people most likely to do business with you Measure by week and manage by week: Avoid catastrophes that would be hard to correct if you only measure quarterly Say No and Walk Away: Focus on distilling the deals that don't fully align with your goals, purposes, and policies And much more! What Works offers the opportunity to learn how a couple of successful entrepreneurs did it themselves. Gain an edge by getting inside information that you can put into action today. No fluff, no filler. Only what works.

The Lean Six Sigma Guide to Doing More With Less

The Lean Six Sigma Guide to Doing More With Less Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark O. George
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470606568
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Praise for The Lean Six Sigma guide to Doing More with Less "At Frito Lay, we have applied many of the concepts and tools in this book, and we are realizing a five to seven times return on our annual Lean Six Sigma investment." —Tony Mattei, Lean Six Sigma Director, Frito Lay "Ecolab has experienced a sustainable, competitive advantage through Lean Six Sigma. The principles in this book are helping us drive greater value for our share-holders, better service for our customers, and talent development opportunities for our associates." —Jeffrey E. Burt, Vice President and Global Deployment Leader, Lean Six Sigma, Ecolab "This book gives excellent insights into Lean Six Sigma and its strong impact within different industries. We used Lean Six Sigma in numerous process improvement projects, which, in turn, helped to create momentum and set up a process improvement culture. Amid a challenging economic environment, we are accelerating this initiative globally." —Satheesh Mahadevan, Directeur des Processus, Société Générale "Our Lean Six Sigma deployment of the concepts and tools described in this book is transforming our business—with tangible benefits for our employees, customers, suppliers, and shareholders." —Jeffrey Herzfeld, Sr. Vice President and General Manager, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA "We have deployed the holistic Lean Six Sigma strategy described by Mark George across our enterprise. It is providing remarkable returns for Unum." —Bob Best, Chief Operating Officer, Unum "The Lean Six Sigma Guide to Doing More with Less presents a comprehensive view of operations transformation, the approaches required for success, leadership's role, and the competitive advantage that results. Transformational changes are enabling us to do more with less, by investing and working smarter." —Ted Doheny, President and COO, Joy Mining Machinery

Authority and the Teacher

Authority and the Teacher Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William H. Kitchen
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472529804
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Authority and the Teacher seeks to overturn the notion that authority is a restrictive force within education, serving only to stifle creativity and drown out the voice of the student. William H. Kitchen argues that any education must have, as one of its cornerstones, a component which encourages the fullest development of knowledge, which serves as the great educational emancipator. In this version of knowledge-driven education, the teacher's authority should be absolute, so as to ensure that the teacher has the scope to liberate their pupils. The pupil, in the avoidance of ignorance, can thus embrace what is rightfully theirs; the inheritance of intellectual riches passed down through time. By invoking the work of three major philosophers – Polanyi, Oakeshott and Wittgenstein – as well as contributions from other key thinkers on authority, this book underpins previous claims for the need for authority in education with the philosophical clout necessary to ensure these arguments permeate modern mainstream educational thinking.

Puzzles of the Democratic Peace

Puzzles of the Democratic Peace Pdf/ePub eBook Author: K. Rasler,W. Thompson
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1403982309
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Ever since the revival of Kant's Perpetual Peace thesis, the linkages between democracy and peace has been a central topic in international relations research, with sustained debate over whether it exists and if it does, why it does. In this stimulating volume, two leading IR scholars place the democratic peace debate within a broader context, including the extent of threats in international relations, degree of satisfaction with the status quo, the diffusion of democracy, and the rise of the trading state. Step by step, Thompson and Rasler examine the democratic peace through a series of puzzles concerning arguments at the dyadic, systemic, and individual state levels. Synthesizing a broad range of knowledge and linking islands of theory, Puzzles of the Democratic Peace provides a distinctive look at the state of the field and paths forward.

The Ultimate Sales Managers' Guide

The Ultimate Sales Managers' Guide Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Klymshyn
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470069961
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Praise for The Ultimate Sales Managers' Guide "Klymshyn not only understands this great profession, he relates the passion and fun of managing sales people in this wonderful guide. We have waited for this for some time." —Rand Sperry, cofounder, Sperry Van Ness, Commercial Real Estate Advisors "This book reminds us that we can never invest enough time and effort to reward and recognize the sales effort of our team. I think the importance of this is shared in this book and, if followed, can only lead to a strong and successful sales culture in any organization." —Jim Keenan, President and CEO, Spherion (Canadian Operations) "In thirty-two years of selling and managing the sales process, I found The Ultimate Sales Managers' Guide to be the most complete collection of sales truths. It goes beyond the simple clichés to the heart of the issue, which is what drives and motivates the successful sales mind." —Andy Anderson, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Destination Hotels & Resorts "Klymshyn not only throws the challenge out there to sales managers to be the 'ultimate sales manager,' he shows us how to get there, step by step." —Paula Kutka, Editor in Chief, staffdigest magazine "Outstanding! This book is a bible for sales managers. It provides a foundation for anyone to build a winning team." —Tim Pulte, Executive Managing Director, GVA Smith Mack


Intimacies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William R. Jankowiak
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023150876X
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No culture is ever completely successful or satisfied with its synthesis of romantic love, companionship, and sexual desire. Whether the setting is a busy metropolis or a quiet farming village, a tension always exists between a community's sexual habits and customs and what it believes to be the proper context for love. Even in Western societies, we prefer sexual passion to romance and companionship, and no study of any culture has shown that individuals regard passion and affection equally. The pursuit of love and sex has generated an infinite number of ambiguities and contradictions, yet every community hopes to find a resolution to this conflict either by joining, dividing, or stressing one act over the other. In this follow-up to Romantic Passion: A Universal Experience?, William R. Jankowiak examines how different cultures rationalize the expression of passionate and comfort love and physical sex. He begins by mapping out the intricacies of the love/sex conundrum and the psychological dilemma of reconciling these competing forces. He then follows with essays on sex, love, and intimacy among Central African foragers and farmers; the love dyad in Lithuania; intimacy among the Lahu of Southwestern China; the interplay of love, sex, and marriage in the High Himalayas; verbalized experiences of love and sexuality in Indonesia; love work as it relates to sex work among prostitutes; intimacies and estrangements in the marital and extramarital relationships of Huli men; infidelity and masculinity in Southwestern Nigeria; and the ritual of sex and the rejuvenation of the love bond among married couples in the United States.