The End of Average

The End of Average
  • Author : Todd Rose
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2016-01-19
  • ISBN : 9781443437158

The End of Average Book Review:

In this ground-breaking book perfect for readers of The Power of Habit and Quiet, Harvard scientist Todd Rose shows how our one-size-fits-all world is actually one-size-fits-none. Each of us knows we’re different. We’re a little taller or shorter than the average, our salary is a bit higher or lower than the average, and we wonder about who it is that is buying the average-priced home. All around us, we think, are the average people—with the average height, the average salary and the average house. But the average doesn’t just influence how we see ourselves—our entire social system has been built around this average-size-fits-all model. Schools are designed for the average student. Healthcare is designed for the average patient. Employers try to fill average job descriptions with employees on an average career trajectory. Our government implements programs and initiatives to serve the average person. For more than a century, we’ve believed that the best way to run our institutions is by focusing on the average person. But when you actually drill down into the numbers, you find an amazing fact: no one is average—which means that our society built for everyone is actually serving no one. In the 1950s, the American Air Force found itself with a massive problem—performance in expensive, custom-made planes was suffering terribly, with crashes peaking at seventeen in a single day. Since the state-of-the-art planes they were flying had been meticulously crafted to fit the average pilot, pilot error was assumed to be at fault. Until, that is, the Air Force investigated just how many of their pilots were actually average. The shocking answer: out of thousands of active-duty ?pilots, exactly zero were average. Not one. This discovery led to simple solutions (like adjustable seats) that dramatically reduced accidents, improved performance, and expanded the pool of potential pilots. It also led to a huge change in thinking: planes didn’t need to be designed for everyone—they needed to be designed so they could adapt to suit the individual flying them. The End of Average shows how success lies in customizing to our individual needs in all aspects of our lives, from the way we mark tests to the medical treatment we receive. Using principles from The Science of the Individual, it shows how we can break down the average to create individualized success that benefits everyone in the long run. It's time we stopped settling for average, and in The End of Average, Todd Rose will show you how.

The End of Average

The End of Average
  • Author : Todd Rose
  • Publisher : HarperOne
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2017-11-14
  • ISBN : 0062358375

The End of Average Book Review:

Are you above average? Is your child an A student? Is your employee an introvert or an extrovert? Every day we are measured against the yardstick of averages, judged according to how closely we come to it or how far we deviate from it. The assumption that metrics comparing us to an average—like GPAs, personality test results, and performance review ratings—reveal something meaningful about our potential is so ingrained in our consciousness that we don’t even question it. That assumption, says Harvard’s Todd Rose, is spectacularly—and scientifically—wrong. In The End of Average, Rose, a rising star in the new field of the science of the individual shows that no one is average. Not you. Not your kids. Not your employees. This isn’t hollow sloganeering—it’s a mathematical fact with enormous practical consequences. But while we know people learn and develop in distinctive ways, these unique patterns of behaviors are lost in our schools and businesses which have been designed around the mythical “average person.” This average-size-fits-all model ignores our differences and fails at recognizing talent. It’s time to change it. Weaving science, history, and his personal experiences as a high school dropout, Rose offers a powerful alternative to understanding individuals through averages: the three principles of individuality. The jaggedness principle (talent is always jagged), the context principle (traits are a myth), and the pathways principle (we all walk the road less traveled) help us understand our true uniqueness—and that of others—and how to take full advantage of individuality to gain an edge in life. Read this powerful manifesto in the ranks of Drive, Quiet, and Mindset—and you won’t see averages or talent in the same way again.

Immunity to Change

Immunity to Change
  • Author : Robert Kegan,Lisa Laskow Lahey
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Pages : 340
  • Relase : 2009-02-15
  • ISBN : 9781422129470

Immunity to Change Book Review:

Unlock your potential and finally move forward. A recent study showed that when doctors tell heart patients they will die if they don't change their habits, only one in seven will be able to follow through successfully. Desire and motivation aren't enough: even when it's literally a matter of life or death, the ability to change remains maddeningly elusive. Given that the status quo is so potent, how can we change ourselves and our organizations? In Immunity to Change, authors Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey show how our individual beliefs--along with the collective mind-sets in our organizations--combine to create a natural but powerful immunity to change. By revealing how this mechanism holds us back, Kegan and Lahey give us the keys to unlock our potential and finally move forward. And by pinpointing and uprooting our own immunities to change, we can bring our organizations forward with us. This persuasive and practical book, filled with hands-on diagnostics and compelling case studies, delivers the tools you need to overcome the forces of inertia and transform your life and your work.

Dark Horse

Dark Horse
  • Author : Todd Rose,Ogi Ogas
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2018-10-09
  • ISBN : 9780062683649

Dark Horse Book Review:

For generations, we've been stuck with a cookie-cutter mold for success that requires us to be the same as everyone else, only better. This "standard formula" works for some people but leaves most of us feeling disengaged and frustrated. As much as we might dislike the standard formula, it seems like there's no other practical path to financial security and a fulfilling life. But what if there is? In the Dark Horse Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, bestselling author and acclaimed thought leader Todd Rose and neuroscientist Ogi Ogas studied women and men who achieved impressive success even though nobody saw them coming. Dark horses blaze their own trail to a life of happiness and prosperity. Yet what is so remarkable is that hidden inside their seemingly one-of-a-kind journeys are practical principles for achieving success that work for anyone, no matter who you are or what you hope to achieve. This mold-breaking approach doesn't depend on you SAT scores, who you know, or how much money you have. The secret is a mindset that can be expressed in plain English: Harness your individuality in the pursuit of fulfillment to achieve excellence. In Dark Horse, Rose and Ogas show how the four elements of the dark horse mindset empower you to consistently make the right choices that fit your unique interests, abilities, and circumstances and will guide you to a life of passion, purpose, and achievement.

Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life
  • Author : Brian Tracy
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 289
  • Relase : 2005-08-15
  • ISBN : 9780471735380

Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life Book Review:

CHANGE YOUR THINKING CHANGE YOUR LIFE "Every line in this book is bursting with truth, wisdom, and power. Brian Tracy is the preeminent authority on showing you how to dramatically improve your life. Let him be your guide. I've learned so much from Brian myself that I can't thank him enough!" —Robert G. Allen, #1 New York Times bestselling author "This book gives you a step-by-step system to transform your thinking about yourself and your potential, enabling you to achieve greater success in every area of your life." —Lee Iacocca, Chairman, Lee Iacocca & Associates "Once again, Brian Tracy has written an incredible book which shows individuals how to delve into their inner resources so that they can not only identify realistic goals but develop a plan on how to achieve these goals. This book promises to be a bestseller and to influence the lives of so many. It is must reading." —Sally Pipes, President, Pacific Research Institute "Outstanding! Brian Tracy's Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life is a must-read. Use the powerful 'mental software' program in this book to tap your vast inner resources and bring the life you've been dreaming about into reality." —Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager and Full Steam Ahead! "As usual, Brian Tracy has hit another home run with Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life. It's a must-read!" —Mac Anderson, founder, Successories, Inc. "Brian's new book, Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life, will show you how to attract the people and resources you need to achieve any goal you set for yourself." —Tony Jeary, Mr. Presentation, author of Life Is a Series of Presentations "This is a masterful book laden with wisdom and knowledge. It'll catapult you from intention to implementation. It arms you with the information and insights you need to achieve success and significance in your life." —Nido R. Qubein, founder, National Speakers Association Foundation Chairman, Great Harvest Bread Company

SAGE Handbook of Mentoring and Coaching in Education

SAGE Handbook of Mentoring and Coaching in Education
  • Author : Sarah Fletcher,Carol A Mullen
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Pages : 568
  • Relase : 2012-02-14
  • ISBN : 9781473971349

SAGE Handbook of Mentoring and Coaching in Education Book Review:

The knowledge base about mentoring and coaching in education has grown considerably worldwide in the last decade. The very many definitions of mentoring and coaching demand an evidence base to assist with understanding the convergence and distinctions between these concepts, and with situating them in relation to learning. This Handbook is a leading source of ideas and information. It covers national and international research on schools, higher education, and disciplines within and beyond education. The editors draw together contributions and present evidence bases and alternative worldviews in which concepts are both untangled and substantiated. Unique in its coverage, this handbook maps current knowledge and understanding, values and skills underpinning educational mentoring and coaching for learning. Contributors who are leading scholars and practitioners address issues of theory and practice in school, higher education, and other educational contexts, and they set out practical applications of coaching and mentoring for practitioners and researchers. Contributors also address social justice issues, such as those involving traditional and technical forms of mentoring and coaching, democratic and accountability agendas, and institutional and historical patterns of learning. The SAGE Handbook of Mentoring and Coaching in Education is an essential reference for practitioners, researchers, educators, and policymakers. Dr Sarah J Fletcher is an international Educational Research Mentoring and Coaching Consultant and she convenes the Mentoring and Coaching SIG for the British Educational Research Association. Carol A Mullen is Professor and Chair, Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations Department, at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.

Becoming a Mentalist

Becoming a Mentalist
  • Author : Stefan Amber Cain
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 86
  • Relase : 2016-07-30
  • ISBN : 1535394609

Becoming a Mentalist Book Review:

From the author of The Power of Observation, this new exiting book brings a unique perception on how to live your life by using and recognizing the powers you were born with - the powers of the mentalist. We were all born with basic instincts that we have learned to ignore, hence leaving us helpless in a pool of life's stressful static. As we lean towards trying to learn right from wrong as - society has taught to us -we tend to unlearn the basics of how to really tell right from wrong.Now is your chance to learn how to dehypnotize yourself back to basics - from the art of listening to inherent body language - learn how to use your body to persuade others to get what you want out of life. If you notice, great mentalists like Derren Brown, Uri Geller or David Copperfield all have a way of communicating where people gather around and want to give them full attention. What do they have that you don't have? They have only learned to broaden their basic human instincts to live to the fullest extent.The mentalists of today all possess certain skills - those common denominators are discussed in this book.Whether we are happy, sad or depressed - whether we become successful or live a life of despair - it's all a matter of perception. Those who are skilled in mentalism have learned to perceive life in a whole different way - a style of living that promotes the right choices in life - which, in the end, determines our happiness, success, feeling of fulfillment and well-being. In this book, you will discover:* The power of focus* How to sharpen your observation skills* How to read body language in others - physical and emotional awareness* How to tell if someone is lying* How to sharpen your listening skills* How to persuade others by framing your questions in certain ways* How to use your body language as a power of persuasionNow you have the chance to learn to use these techniques to make the right choices in life - the choices that determine your life's success. Will you be working hard all your life to just get by? Or will you be making life's choices that you know instinctively are right? As you learn the skills outlined in this book, you'll be learning how to perceive your situation correctly, which ultimately leads you to a happier and more successful life.

Rewiring Education

Rewiring Education
  • Author : John D. Couch,Jason Towne
  • Publisher : BenBella Books
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2018-05-08
  • ISBN : 9781944648787

Rewiring Education Book Review:

What if we could unlock the potential in every child? As it turns out, we can. Apple's iconic cofounder Steve Jobs had a powerful vision for education: employing technology to make an enormous impact on the lives of millions of students. To realize this vision, Jobs tapped John D. Couch, a trusted engineer and executive with a passion for education. Couch believed the real purpose of education was to help children discover their unique potential and empower them to reach beyond their perceived limitations. Today, technology is increasingly integrated into every aspect of our lives, rewiring our homes, our jobs, and even our brains. Most important, it presents an opportunity to rewire education to enrich and strengthen our schools, children, and society In Rewiring Education, Couch shares the professional lessons he's learned during his 50-plus years in education and technology. He takes us behind Apple's major research study, Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow (ACOT), and its follow-up (ACOT 2), highlighting the powerful effects of the Challenge-Based Learning framework. Going beyond Apple's walls, he also introduces us to some of the most extraordinary parents, educators, and entrepreneurs from around the world who have ignored the failed promises of memorization and, instead, utilize new science-backed methods and technologies that benefit all children, from those who struggle to honor students. Rewiring Education presents a bold vision for the future of education, looking at promising emerging technologies and how we—as parents, teachers, and voters—can ensure children are provided with opportunities and access to the relevant, creative, collaborative, and challenging learning environments they need to succeed.

Longevity Through Movement

Longevity Through Movement
  • Author : Chris Leib
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 328
  • Relase : 2019-10-22
  • ISBN : 1701792664

Longevity Through Movement Book Review:

Did you know that we as a society are exercising more now than ever before, yet despite this truth, chronic disease prevalence seems to be on the rise? How could this be? Today's fitness industry has placed far too great an emphasis on heart rate elevation and caloric expenditure at the expense of development of new movement skills that help promote health, well being and longevity. In this book, Dr. Chris Leib pulls back the curtain and shows us how we can have bodies that both "look good" and "work well", and do so for a long period of time. Let's take a dive into what living a long, healthy life is really about.

Find Your SuperHuman

Find Your SuperHuman
  • Author : Gary LeBlanc
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 206
  • Relase : 2017-11-10
  • ISBN : 1546444734

Find Your SuperHuman Book Review:

UNLOCK YOUR UNIQUE POTENTIAL! You possess a unique gift. A unique gift, that when expressed, will provide you with the life you've dreamed about. I call this gift your SuperHuman. Understanding your gift, then sharing it with the world, starts with fostering a sound mind and body. Find Your SuperHuman is a call-to-action to begin this journey towards aligning and optimizing your mind, body, and soul. You'll find what you need to take positive steps towards a more vital life. Find Your SuperHuman is your jumpstart to make better decisions, eliminate bad habits, and foster healthy routines. WHAT'S INSIDE? The answers to questions that will change your life: Do you find it difficult to eat healthy? Make day to day food decisions with ease. Want increased immunity? Learn how with gut-health 101. Too much stress? Find out the truth about chronic inflammation and how to overcome it. Want to ensure a good night's sleep? Your sleep coach is inside. Trouble finding time to keep physically fit? Uncover the answers that will make fitness attainable. Join the movement to regain a generation's health! Join the movement enabling people to live their purpose! Join the movement that will help you Find Your SuperHuman!

Clutter Busting

Clutter Busting
  • Author : Brooks Palmer
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Pages : 232
  • Relase : 2010-09-24
  • ISBN : 9781577318460

Clutter Busting Book Review:

Piles of junk in garages and closets, overflowing papers on desks, items unused for years, masses of unanswered email, clothing never worn, useless gifts that collect dust; all these things, says Brooks Palmer, come weighted with shame and guilt and have a suffocating effect on spirit and soul. In this insightful book, Palmer shows how to get rid of the things in our lives that no longer serve us. By tossing out these unneeded items, we are also eliminating their negative influences, freeing up energy, and unlocking our potential. Loaded with inspiring anecdotes and practical tips, Clutter Busting is based on the premise that your things are not sacred, but you are. The book explores such fundamental topics as the false identities we assume through clutter, the fear of change those junk piles represent, the addictive nature of holding on to objects, how clearing clutter makes room for clarity and sweeps away confusion and stasis, and much more. With Brooks’s upbeat and compassionate guidance, you’ll find yourself clearing the way for new and exciting things to come into your life.

Feel Better Fast and Make It Last

Feel Better Fast and Make It Last
  • Author : Dr. Daniel G. Amen
  • Publisher : NavPress
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2018-11-13
  • ISBN : 9781496425683

Feel Better Fast and Make It Last Book Review:

If you want to feel happier, more optimistic, more joyful, and resilient, Dr. Amen’s groundbreaking new book is for you. We’ve all felt anxious, sad, traumatized, grief-stricken, stressed, angry, or hopeless at some point in life. It’s perfectly normal to go through emotional crises or have periods when you feel panicked or out of sorts. It is how you respond to these challenges that will make all the difference in how you feel—not just immediately, but also in the long run. Unfortunately, many people turn to self-medicating behaviors, such as overeating, drugs, alcohol, risky sexual behavior, anger, or wasting time on mindless TV, video games, Internet surfing, or shopping. And even though these behaviors may give temporary relief from feeling bad, they usually only prolong and exacerbate the problems—or cause other, more serious ones. Is it possible to feel better—and make it last? Renowned physician, psychiatrist, brain-imaging researcher, and founder of Amen Clinics Dr. Daniel Amen understands how critical it is for you to know what will help you feel better fast, now and later. In Feel Better Fast and Make It Last, you’ll discover new, powerful brain-based strategies to quickly gain control over anxiety, worry, sadness, stress and anger, strengthening your resilience and giving you joy and purpose for a lifetime.

Defining You

Defining You
  • Author : Fiona Murden
  • Publisher : Nicholas Brealey
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2018-07-24
  • ISBN : 9781473669734

Defining You Book Review:

Have you ever wondered what a profiling session would tell you about yourself? Fiona Murden helps some of the most successful people in the world to understand their behavior and improve their performance. Here she guides you through the professional profiling assessment process in private, to help you discover your strengths, understand what really drives you and learn which environments will help you to excel. Our behavior is at the core of what we do. This is your ultimate self-awareness toolkit to help you understand both your own and other's behavior and to positively influence it. Along the way you may even start to sleep better, think more clearly and have good moods more often. Defining You opens a window into the elite process of psychological profiling and presents a clear path to improving your effectiveness with immediate actions and tangible tips. A NOTE FROM THE PUBLISHER: Dear reader, please note that the Credo test and participant report featured in Chapter 5 of Defining You is no longer available free of charge to readers. We trust this will not spoil your enjoyment of the book.

The Secret Principles of Genius

The Secret Principles of Genius
  • Author : I. C. Robledo
  • Publisher : I. C. Robledo
  • Pages : 174
  • Relase : 2018-04-03
  • ISBN : 9788827599945

The Secret Principles of Genius Book Review:

Unlock the Hidden Powers of Your Mind These secret principles of genius have been hidden, lost, or even forgotten through time. They have played a critical role in the greatest achievements of humanity, yet most of us are unaware of them. Now, they are finally revealed. Internationally bestselling author I. C. Robledo has profiled the brightest minds to demonstrate why these secret principles are so important. Their lives range from time periods that span millennia and include a wide range of cultures, professions, and personalities. We will explore the intellect of icons such as Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Maria Montessori, and Sun Tzu. An important theme is that brilliant people have used these principles to accomplish what no one thought was possible. When everyone said “No”, they still found a way to make it happen. What has become clear through the ages is that with the right principles, it is possible to tap into a potential that is limitless. Discover the Secret Principles Which Changed the Following Lives - Leonardo da Vinci, the Renaissance man who gave us the Mona Lisa and was so committed to learning the human form that he dissected cadavers - Dr. Ben Carson, who grew up in a Detroit ghetto, yet he gained notoriety as a neurosurgeon for separating conjoined twins successfully - Wolfgang Mozart, and the secret principle which played a major role in his incredible rise to stardom in the classical music scene - Sun Tzu, whose timeless military wisdom has been applied in countless battles and beyond to business, law, and chess - The late musical artist Prince, who played 27 musical instruments and had no tolerance for low standards - Maria Montessori, who was ages ahead of her time with her revolutionary system for educating children - Ben Underwood, a boy who learned to “see” the world despite having his eyes removed because of retinal cancer - Many more brilliant minds and lives, and the secret principles they applied are discussed inside… Learn the life-changing Secret Principles of Genius to discover what you are truly capable of. Pick up your copy today by scrolling to the top of the page and clicking BUY NOW.

Your Time to Thrive

Your Time to Thrive
  • Author : Marina Khidekel
  • Publisher : Hachette Go
  • Pages : 195
  • Relase : 2021-03-23
  • ISBN : 9780306875113

Your Time to Thrive Book Review:

This revolutionary guide to real change introduces microsteps—tiny, science-backed changes that will help you get your life back on track. Live the life you want, not the life you settle for. Helping people build healthy new habits that improve their lives is more important than ever. Arianna Huffington launched Thrive Global to do just that--Thrive's specific mission is to end the epidemic of stress and burnout and help individuals and companies unlock their greatest potential. Science continues to show that we don't have to sacrifice our well-being in order to succeed; in fact, it turns out that well-being is critical to peak performance. Learning to thrive means: Moving from awareness to action - from knowing what to do to actually doing it Embracing solutions that appeal to wisdom, wonder, intuition, reflection, and are steeped in science Taking the time to rest and recover in order to fuel and maximize productivity, both personal and professional Making the mindset shifts and habit changes that supercharge performance in ways that truly matter to us Eschewing trendy self-care fixes or the latest health fads, Your Time to Thrive is the revolutionary guide to living and working based on Microsteps--tiny, science-backed changes. By making them too-small-to fail, we can incorporate them into our daily lives right away, and begin building healthier ways of living and working. This book is a Microstep bible. With chapters dedicated to sleep, nutrition, movement, focus and prioritization, communication and relationships, unplugging and recharging, creativity and inspiration, and purpose/meaning, Your Time to Thrive shares practical, usable, research-supported mini-habits that will yield huge benefits and empower people to truly thrive in all parts of their lives.

The City of Ember

The City of Ember
  • Author : Jeanne DuPrau
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2003-05-13
  • ISBN : 9780375890802

The City of Ember Book Review:

A modern-day classic. This highly acclaimed adventure series about two friends desperate to save their doomed city has captivated kids and teachers alike for almost fifteen years and has sold over 3.5 MILLION copies! The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she’s sure it holds a secret that will save the city. She and her friend Doon must race to figure out the clues before the lights go out on Ember forever! Nominated to 28 State Award Lists! An American Library Association Notable Children’s Book A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection A Kirkus Reviews Editors’ Choice A Child Magazine Best Children’s Book A Mark Twain Award Winner A William Allen White Children’s Book Award Winner “A realistic post-apocalyptic world. DuPrau’s book leaves Doon and Lina on the verge of undiscovered country and readers wanting more.” —USA Today “An electric debut.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred “While Ember is colorless and dark, the book itself is rich with description.” —VOYA, Starred “A harrowing journey into the unknown, and cryptic messages for readers to decipher.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred

Fearless

Fearless
  • Author : Rebecca Minkoff
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Leadership
  • Pages : 225
  • Relase : 2021-06-15
  • ISBN : 9781400220724

Fearless Book Review:

Take your rightful place in the driver’s seat of your own life and career through focused and fearless business strategies. Luxury fashion mogul and social activist Rebecca Minkoff built a fashion empire through hard work and a relentless drive to live her dream. It wasn’t easy and took tremendous resolve to remain hungry and persevere. By never giving up, she has created a space for herself on the shelves of luxury department stores across the world. In Fearless, Minkoff helps you learn how to: Face challenges head on, using Rebecca’s fearless approach to push yourself. Overcome the fear and trials female entrepreneurs often face. Break the rules and find success in places they previously thought to be inaccessible. Reach their goals, no matter how unattainable they may seem. Through this book, Rebecca shares her own stories and teaches you how she was able to reach her goals to become the successful fashion designer she is today. She shows that if you remain hungry, work hard, and face the unspoken rules that have held women back for centuries, you can make success happen for yourself.

English Mechanic and Mirror of Science

English Mechanic and Mirror of Science
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 652
  • Relase : 1909
  • ISBN : UCAL:C2631617

English Mechanic and Mirror of Science Book Review:

Amp It Up

Amp It Up
  • Author : Frank Slootman
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2022-01-13
  • ISBN : 9781119836414

Amp It Up Book Review:

Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly Bestseller The secret to leading growth is your mindset Snowflake CEO Frank Slootman is one of the tech world's most accomplished executives in enterprise growth, having led Snowflake to the largest software IPO ever after leading ServiceNow and Data Domain to exponential growth and the public market before that. In Amp It Up: Leading for Hypergrowth by Raising Expectations, Increasing Urgency, and Elevating Intensity, he shares his leadership approach for the first time. Amp It Up delivers an authoritative look at what it takes to transform an organization for maximum growth and scale. Slootman shows that most leaders have significant room to improve their organization's performance without making expensive changes to their talent, structure, or fundamental business model—and they don’t need to bring in an army of consultants to do it. What they do need is to align people around what matters and execute with urgency and intensity every day. Leading for unprecedented growth means declaring war on mediocrity, breaking the status quo, and making conflicted choices daily, all with a relentless focus on the mission. Amp It Up provides the first principles to guide that change, and the tactical advice for organizing a company around them. Perfect for executives, entrepreneurs, founders, managers, and leaders of all kinds, Amp It Up is a must-read resource for anyone who seeks to unleash the growth potential of a company and scale it to heights they never thought possible.

The Polymath

The Polymath
  • Author : Waqas Ahmed
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2019-01-04
  • ISBN : 9781119508519

The Polymath Book Review:

Every human is born with multifarious potential. Why, then, do parents, schools and employers insist that we restrict our many talents and interests; that we 'specialise' in just one? We've been sold a myth, that to 'specialise' is the only way to pursue truth, identity, or even a livelihood. Yet specialisation is nothing but an outdated system that fosters ignorance, exploitation and disillusionment and thwarts creativity, opportunity and progress. Following a series of exchanges with the world’s greatest historians, futurists, philosophers and scientists, Waqas Ahmed has weaved together a narrative of history and a vision for the future that seeks to disrupt this prevailing system of unwarranted ‘hyper-specialisation.’ In The Polymath, Waqas shows us that there is another way of thinking and being. Through an approach that is both philosophical and practical, he sets out a cognitive journey towards reclaiming your innate polymathic state. Going further, he proposes nothing less than a cultural revolution in our education and professional structures, whereby everyone is encouraged to express themselves in multiple ways and fulfil their many-sided potential. Not only does this enhance individual fulfilment, but in doing so, facilitates a conscious and creative society that is both highly motivated and well equipped to address the complexity of 21st century challenges.