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The Last Lecture

The Last Lecture Book
Author : Randy Pausch
Publisher : Hachette Books
Release : 2008-04-08
ISBN : 1401395511
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."---Randy Pausch A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy? When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave--"Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams"--wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have...and you may find one day that you have less than you think"). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living. In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humor, inspiration and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon and given it an indelible form. It is a book that will be shared for generations to come.

The Last Lecture

The Last Lecture Book
Author : Randy Pausch,Jeffrey Zaslow
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2010-07-01
ISBN : 0733626823
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'A phenomenon' SUNDAY TIMES A lot of professors give talks titled 'The Last Lecture'. Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy? When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave, 'Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams', wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because time is all you have and you may find one day that you have less than you think). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living. In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humour, inspiration, and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon and given it an indelible form. It is a book that will be shared for generations to come.

The Last Lecture

The Last Lecture Book
Author : Randy Pausch
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2008-04-08
ISBN : 1401395511
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, a professor shares the lessons he's learned—about living in the present, building a legacy, and taking full advantage of the time you have—in this life-changing classic. "We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand." —Randy Pausch A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull over the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy? When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave—"Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams"—wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have . . . and you may find one day that you have less than you think"). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living. In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humor, inspiration and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon and given it an indelible form. It is a book that will be shared for generations to come.

Dream New Dreams

Dream New Dreams Book
Author : Jai Pausch
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2012-05-24
ISBN : 1444728121
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'I asked Jai what she has learned since my diagnosis,' Randy Pausch wrote about his wife in THE LAST LECTURE. 'Turns out, she could write a book titled Forget the Last Lecture; Here's the Real Story.' DREAM ON traces Jai's experiences since Randy's diagnosis, from the constant struggle she faced as a mother of three small children, to the burdens and dilemmas that accompany the role of caregiver: navigating the steep medical learning curve; managing finances; often neglecting one's one's needs; making gut-wrenching decisions; and dealing with emotions ranging from guilt and resentment, to our greatest human qualities of compassion and love. With concrete advice woven artfully into a personal narrative, DREAM ON will resonate and appeal not only to the legions of readers who made THE LAST LECTURE a phenomenal bestseller, but also to all those who have lost -- or are in the process of losing -- a loved one.

The Five People You Meet in Heaven

The Five People You Meet in Heaven Book
Author : Mitch Albom
Publisher : Hachette Books
Release : 2007-04-01
ISBN : 1401388884
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him, as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakes in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a destination. It's a place where your life is explained to you by five people, some of whom you knew, others who may have been strangers. One by one, from childhood to soldier to old age, Eddie's five people revisit their connections to him on earth, illuminating the mysteries of his "meaningless" life, and revealing the haunting secret behind the eternal question: "Why was I here?"

The Leader in You

The Leader in You Book
Author : Dale Carnegie
Publisher : Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
Release : 2020-03-16
ISBN : 9390088062
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The book focuses on identifying your own leadership strengths to get success. Leadership is never easy. But thankful, something else is also true. Everyone of us has the potential to be a leader every day. Many people still have a narrow understanding of what leadership really is. But the fact of the matter is that leadership doesn't begin and end at the very top. It is every bit as important, perhaps more important, in the place most of us live and work. The leadership techniques that will work best for you are the ones you nurture inside. The best selling book on Human relations.

For the Love of Physics

For the Love of Physics Book
Author : Walter Lewin
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-02-07
ISBN : 145160713X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Largely autobiographical account of the author's life as one who fell in love first with physics and then with teaching physics to students.

Steve Jobs Life By Design

Steve Jobs  Life By Design Book
Author : George Beahm
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2014-05-13
ISBN : 1137451777
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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On June 12, 2005, Steve Jobs gave his first—and only—commencement address, to the 114th graduating class at Stanford University, an audience of approximately 23,000. They witnessed history: Jobs' 22-minute prepared speech subsequently reached 26 million online viewers worldwide. It is by far the most popular commencement address in history, framed with "three stories" that succinctly summed up the most important lessons Jobs learned in life. Life-changing lessons, he explained, can only be connected when looking back, which he had done in preparation for his talk. Steve Jobs' Life by Design starts with Jobs' own words in the text of his talk and expands outward from there. In the address, Jobs gave us the dots, but he didn't have the luxury of time to connect them. So much about his life, his viewpoint, and his personal and business philosophies were mentioned but not explained. We know what he said, but what actually did he mean? What can we learn from him? This book connects those dots. We see Jobs' life and career through his own eyes, in context, and in proper perspective. His process of looking back illuminated his life—and by doing so, he serves as an inspiration to illuminate our lives as well.

Looseleaf for The Last Dance Encountering Death and Dying

Looseleaf for The Last Dance  Encountering Death and Dying Book
Author : Lynne Ann DeSpelder,Albert Lee Strickland
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
Release : 2019-04-30
ISBN : 9781260130744
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Last Dance: Encountering Death and Dying provides a comprehensive, up to date, and readable introduction to the study of death and dying. It directs attention to the evolving understanding of death and dying in today's culturally diverse environment. In a straightforward, conversational style, with an extensively illustrated format, The Last Dance provides a solid grounding in theory and research as well as in methods for applying what is learned to readers' own circumstances, both personal and professional. No other textbook so successfully combines the research and theories of such diverse disciplines as anthropology, art, ethics, health science, literature, philosophy, psychology, public policy, religion, and sociology. The eleventh edition of The Last Dance includes coverage of key topics yet retains the focus, writing, and pedagogy instructors have come to expect from the best-selling text in death studies. Instructors and students can now access their course content through the Connect digital learning platform by purchasing either standalone Connect access or a bundle of print and Connect access. McGraw-Hill Connect® is a subscription-based learning service accessible online through your personal computer or tablet. Choose this option if your instructor will require Connect to be used in the course. Complete system requirements to use Connect can be found here: http://www.mheducation.com/highered/platforms/connect/training-support-students.html

The Girls from Ames

The Girls from Ames Book
Author : Jeffrey Zaslow
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2010-04-06
ISBN : 1101222980
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The instant New York Times bestseller, now in paperback: a moving tribute to female friendships, with the inspiring story of eleven girls and the ten women they became, from the coauthor of the million-copy bestseller The Last Lecture As children, they formed a special bond, growing up in the small town of Ames, Iowa. As young women, they moved to eighth different states, yet they managed to maintain an extraordinary friendship that would carry them through college and careers, marriage and motherhood, dating and divorce, the death of a child, and the mysterious death of the eleventh member of their group. Capturing their remarkable story, The Girls from Ames is a testament to the enduring, deep bonds of women as they experience life's challenges, and the power of friendship to overcome even the most daunting odds. The girls, now in their forties, have a lifetime of memories in common, some evocative of their generation and some that will resonate with any woman who has ever had a friend. The Girls from Ames demonstrates how close female relationships can shape every aspect of women's lives-their sense of themselves, their choice of men, their need for validation, their relationships with their mothers, their dreams for their daughters-and reveals how such friendships thrive, rewarding those who have committed to them. With both universal events and deeply personal moments, it's a book that every woman will relate to and be inspired by.

Tuesdays with Morrie

Tuesdays with Morrie Book
Author : Mitch Albom
Publisher : Crown
Release : 2007-06-29
ISBN : 0307414094
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A special 25th anniversary edition of the beloved book that changed millions of lives—with a new afterword by the author “A wonderful book, a story of the heart told by a writer with soul.”—Los Angeles Times Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn’t you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger? Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man’s life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final “class”: lessons in how to live. Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie’s lasting gift with the world.

The China Study

The China Study Book
Author : T. Colin Campbell,Thomas M. Campbell (II.)
Publisher : BenBella Books
Release : 2006
ISBN : 1932100660
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Referred to as the "Grand Prix of epidemiology" by The New York Times, this study examines more than 350 variables of health and nutrition with surveys from 6,500 adults in more than 2,500 counties across China and Taiwan, and conclusively demonstrates the link between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. While revealing that proper nutrition can have a dramatic effect on reducing and reversing these ailments as well as curbing obesity, this text calls into question the practices of many of the current dietary programs, such as the Atkins diet, that are widely popular in the West. The politics of nutrition and the impact of special interest groups in the creation and dissemination of public information are also discussed.

Economy and State

Economy and State Book
Author : Nina Bandelj,Elizabeth Sowers
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2013-05-08
ISBN : 0745658830
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Should governments be involved in economic affairs? Challenging prevailing wisdom about the benefits of self-regulating markets, Nina Bandelj and Elizabeth Sowers offer a uniquely sociological perspective to emphasize that states can never be divorced from economy. From defining property rights and regulating commodification of labor to setting corporate governance standards and international exchange rules, the state continuously manages the functioning of markets and influences economic outcomes for individuals, firms and nations. The authors bring together classical interventions and cutting-edge contemporary research in economic sociology to discuss six broad areas of economy/state connection: property, money, labor, firms, national economic growth, and global economic exchange. A wealth of empirical examples and illustrations reveals that even if the nature of state influence on economy varies across contexts, it is always dependent on social forces. This accessible and engaging book will be essential reading for upper-level students of economic sociology, and those interested in the major economic dilemmas of our times. .

Last Lectures on the Prevention and Intervention of Genocide

Last Lectures on the Prevention and Intervention of Genocide Book
Author : Samuel Totten
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-09-29
ISBN : 1315409755
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Last Lectures on the Prevention and Intervention of Genocide is a collection of hypothetical ‘last lectures’ by some of the top scholars and practitioners across the globe in the fields of human rights and genocide studies. Each lecture purportedly constitutes the last thing the author will ever say about the prevention and intervention of genocide. The contributions to this volume are thought-provoking, engaging, and at times controversial, reflecting the scholars’ most advanced thinking about issues of human rights and genocide. This book will be of great interest to professors, researchers, and students of political science, international relations, psychology, sociology, history, human rights, and genocide studies.

Deep Learning

Deep Learning Book
Author : Ian Goodfellow,Yoshua Bengio,Aaron Courville
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2016-11-10
ISBN : 0262337371
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An introduction to a broad range of topics in deep learning, covering mathematical and conceptual background, deep learning techniques used in industry, and research perspectives. “Written by three experts in the field, Deep Learning is the only comprehensive book on the subject.” —Elon Musk, cochair of OpenAI; cofounder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX Deep learning is a form of machine learning that enables computers to learn from experience and understand the world in terms of a hierarchy of concepts. Because the computer gathers knowledge from experience, there is no need for a human computer operator to formally specify all the knowledge that the computer needs. The hierarchy of concepts allows the computer to learn complicated concepts by building them out of simpler ones; a graph of these hierarchies would be many layers deep. This book introduces a broad range of topics in deep learning. The text offers mathematical and conceptual background, covering relevant concepts in linear algebra, probability theory and information theory, numerical computation, and machine learning. It describes deep learning techniques used by practitioners in industry, including deep feedforward networks, regularization, optimization algorithms, convolutional networks, sequence modeling, and practical methodology; and it surveys such applications as natural language processing, speech recognition, computer vision, online recommendation systems, bioinformatics, and videogames. Finally, the book offers research perspectives, covering such theoretical topics as linear factor models, autoencoders, representation learning, structured probabilistic models, Monte Carlo methods, the partition function, approximate inference, and deep generative models. Deep Learning can be used by undergraduate or graduate students planning careers in either industry or research, and by software engineers who want to begin using deep learning in their products or platforms. A website offers supplementary material for both readers and instructors.

India Today

India Today Book
Author : Stuart Corbridge,John Harriss,Craig Jeffrey
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2013-04-03
ISBN : 0745676642
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Twenty years ago India was still generally thought of as an archetypal developing country, home to the largest number of poor people of any country in the world, and beset by problems of low economic growth, casteism and violent religious conflict. Now India is being feted as an economic power-house which might well become the second largest economy in the world before the middle of this century. Its democratic traditions, moreover, remain broadly intact. How and why has this historic transformation come about? And what are its implications for the people of India, for Indian society and politics? These are the big questions addressed in this book by three scholars who have lived and researched in different parts of India during the period of this great transformation. Each of the 13 chapters seeks to answer a particular question: When and why did India take off? How did a weak state promote audacious reform? Is government in India becoming more responsive (and to whom)? Does India have a civil society? Does caste still matter? Why is India threatened by a Maoist insurgency? In addressing these and other pressing questions, the authors take full account of vibrant new scholarship that has emerged over the past decade or so, both from Indian writers and India specialists, and from social scientists who have studied India in a comparative context. India Today is a comprehensive and compelling text for students of South Asia, political economy, development and comparative politics as well as anyone interested in the future of the world's largest democracy.

Gabby

Gabby Book
Author : Gabrielle Giffords,Mark Kelly
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-10-11
ISBN : 147111242X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Adeeply personal account of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' and astronaut Mark Kelly's lives together, recounting their courtship, Ms Giffords' rise in politics, and the tragic 8th January 2011 shooting in Arizona which killed six people and gravely wounded Representative Gifford and twelve others. The book also tells the story of her recovery progress and traces Kelly's career from decorated Desert Storm combat pilot to his recent mission as the commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour's final flight.

They Thought They Were Free

They Thought They Were Free Book
Author : Milton Mayer
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2017-11-28
ISBN : 022652597X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“When this book was first published it received some attention from the critics but none at all from the public. Nazism was finished in the bunker in Berlin and its death warrant signed on the bench at Nuremberg.” That’s Milton Mayer, writing in a foreword to the 1966 edition of They Thought They Were Free. He’s right about the critics: the book was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1956. General readers may have been slower to take notice, but over time they did—what we’ve seen over decades is that any time people, across the political spectrum, start to feel that freedom is threatened, the book experiences a ripple of word-of-mouth interest. And that interest has never been more prominent or potent than what we’ve seen in the past year. They Thought They Were Free is an eloquent and provocative examination of the development of fascism in Germany. Mayer’s book is a study of ten Germans and their lives from 1933-45, based on interviews he conducted after the war when he lived in Germany. Mayer had a position as a research professor at the University of Frankfurt and lived in a nearby small Hessian town which he disguised with the name “Kronenberg.” “These ten men were not men of distinction,” Mayer noted, but they had been members of the Nazi Party; Mayer wanted to discover what had made them Nazis. His discussions with them of Nazism, the rise of the Reich, and mass complicity with evil became the backbone of this book, an indictment of the ordinary German that is all the more powerful for its refusal to let the rest of us pretend that our moment, our society, our country are fundamentally immune. A new foreword to this edition by eminent historian of the Reich Richard J. Evans puts the book in historical and contemporary context. We live in an age of fervid politics and hyperbolic rhetoric. They Thought They Were Free cuts through that, revealing instead the slow, quiet accretions of change, complicity, and abdication of moral authority that quietly mark the rise of evil.

High Performance Entrepreneur

High Performance Entrepreneur Book
Author : Subroto Bagchi
Publisher : Penguin Books India
Release : 2018-10
ISBN : 9780143064268
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Highly Readable, Crisply Written&Inspirational Reading For Any New Indian EntrepreneurFrontline Difficult Though Setting Up A Business Is, Becoming A High-Performance Entrepreneur Is Harder Still. And Yet, Of The Many Thousands Who Try, There Are Those Who Go On To Become Successful; Some Even Graduate To Setting Up Companies That Hold Their Own Against The Toughest Competition, Becoming Icons Of Achievement. In The High-Performance Entrepreneur, Subroto Bagchi, Co-Founder And Chief Operating Officer Of Mindtree Consulting, Draws Upon His Own Highly Successful Experience To Offer Guidance From The Idea Stage To The Ipo Level. This Includes How To Decide When One Is Ready To Launch An Enterprise, Selecting A Team, Defining The Values And Objectives Of The Company And Writing The Business Plan To Choosing The Right Investors, Managing Adversity And Building The Brand. Additionally, In An Especially Illuminating Chapter, Bagchi Recounts The Systems And Values Which Have Made Indian It Companies On A Par With The Best In The World. High-Performance Entrepreneurs Create Great Wealth, For Themselves As Well As For Others. They Provide Jobs, Crucial For An Expanding Workforce Such As India S, And Drive Innovation. In India As Elsewhere, Governments Have Become Much More Entrepreneur Friendly Than Ever Before And The Rewards Of Being A Successful Entrepreneur Are Many. More Than Just A Guide, This Is A Book That Will Tap The Entrepreneurial Energy Within You. The Tips Offered In The Book Can Make All Of Us, Businessmen And Employers, Better At Our JobsBusiness India [A] Wonderful Book Which Will Go A Long Way In Guiding Aspiring EntrepreneursSahara Times A Guiding Light To Budding EntrepreneursI.Times Of IndiaFree Press Journal

The Magic Room

The Magic Room Book
Author : Jeffrey Zaslow
Publisher : Avery
Release : 2012-10-02
ISBN : 1592407412
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Traces the cultural process through which American women become married as reflected by the experiences of patrons at a family-owned bridal shop in Michigan, offering insight into how the rite of passage reflects national views on marriage.