During his seven and a half years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, the late Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale faced torture, intimidation, and isolation, yet fulfilled his duties as senior officer among the prisoners with intelligence and courage, defining rules of conduct and maintaining morale. This collection of his essays and speeches from the 1980s and 1990s reinforces how that experience formed a lifelong basis for his philosophical thought on issues of character, leadership, integrity, personal and public virtue, and ethics.
This seminal book is Viktor Frankl's riveting account of his time in the Nazi concentration camps, and his insightful exploration of the human will to find meaning in spite of the worst adversity. At the heart of Frankl's theory of logotherapy is a conviction that the primary human drive is not pleasure, but rather the discovery and pursuit of what the individual finds meaningful. Today, Frankl's classic work continues to inspire us all to find significance in the very act of living, in spite of all obstacles.
MEDITATIONS (Medieval Greek: Τὰ εἰς ἑαυτόν Ta eis heauton, literally "to himself") is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD, recording his private notes to himself and ideas on Stoic philosophy. Marcus Aurelius wrote the 12 books of the Meditations in Koine Greek as a source for his own guidance and self-improvement.
Essentialism : The Disciplined Pursuit of Less discusses a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so you can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter.
Looking at different forms of rest, from sleep to vacation, Silicon Valley futurist and business consultant Alex Soojung-Kim Pang dispels the myth that the harder we work the better the outcome. He combines rigorous scientific research with a rich array of examples of writers, painters, and thinkers---from Darwin to Stephen King---to challenge our tendency to see work and relaxation as antithetical. Rest offers a roadmap to rediscovering the importance of rest in our lives, and a convincing argument that we need to relax more if we actually want to get more done.
Duhigg explores how we can change our lives by changing our habits. At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.
You can go after the job you want--and get it! You can take the job you have--and improve it! You can take any situation--and make it work for you! Dale Carnegie's rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time, How to Win Friends & Influence People will teach you: six ways to make people like you, twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking, and nine ways to change people without arousing resentment.
Updated and revised for a new generation of couples, David Bach's classic money guide teaches couples how to build stable financial wealth that lasts. Bach offers couples a step-by-step guide to building and maintaining financial wealth that has been tailored to fit our current economy, but will last for years to come. Packed with easy-to-use tools that will take you from credit-card management to long-term care, each chapter will guide you and your partner as a team toward a more rewarding financial plan based on the same overall financial objectives.
Covey's principle-centered approach for prioritizing gives you time management tips that enable you to make changes and sacrifices needed in order to obtain happiness and retain a feeling of security. This guide will help you: get more done in less time, develop and retain rich relationships, attain inner peace, create balance in your life, and put first things first.