Author: Derren Brown
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781473526853
Release Date: 2016-09-22
Genre: Philosophy

_______ THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTELLER ‘Deeply informative, moving, wise and full of love’ Alain de Botton Everyone says they want to be happy. But that's much more easily said than done. What does being happy actually mean? And how do you even know when you feel it? In Happy Derren Brown explores changing concepts of happiness - from the surprisingly modern wisdom of the Stoics and Epicureans in classical times right up until today, when the self-help industry has attempted to claim happiness as its own. He shows how many of self-help’s suggested routes to happiness and success – such as positive thinking, self-belief and setting goals – can be disastrous to follow and, indeed, actually cause anxiety. Happy aims to reclaim happiness and to enable us to appreciate the good things in life, in all their transient glory. By taking control of the stories we tell ourselves, by remembering that ‘everything’s fine’ even when it might not feel that way, we can allow ourselves to flourish and to live more happily. _______ PRAISE FOR HAPPY: "Crammed with wisdom and insight . . . I'm going to recommend it to everyone I know" Stephen Fry "Witty, useful and beautifully written" The Sunday Times "A wonderfully evocative - and enjoyable - book" A.C. Grayling _______ Please note that customers may receive this title with either a blue or a yellow cover.

How to Be a Happy Academic

Author: Alexander Clark
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781526449047
Release Date: 2018-03-12
Genre: Education

Want to be an effective, successful and happy academic? This book helps you hone your skills, showcase your strengths, and manage all the professional aspects of academic life. With their focus on life-long learning and positive reflection, Alex and Bailey encourage you to focus on your own behaviours and personal challenges and help you to find real world solutions to your problems or concerns. Weaving inspirational stories, the best of research and theory, along with pragmatic advice from successful academics, this book provides step-by-step guidance and simple tools to help you better meet the demands of modern academia, including: Optimising your effectiveness, priorities & strategy Workflow & managing workload Interpersonal relationships, and how to influence Developing your writing, presenting and teaching skills Getting your work/life balance right. Clear, practical and refreshingly positive this book inspires you to build the career you want in academia.

A Brief Guide to Self Help Classics

Author: James M. Russell
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781472141347
Release Date: 2019-01-17
Genre: Self-Help

From Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People, published in 1936, which has sold over 30 million copies to date, to the mind management programme of Professor Steve Peters' The Chimp Paradox, a concise and insightful guide to seventy of the most influential self-help books ever published An entertaining, accessible companion, for readers of self-help books and sceptics alike. The titles include classics on achieving success, confidence and happiness, mindfulness, how to change your life, self-control, overcoming anxiety and self-esteem issues and stress relief. The chronological arrangement of the titles reveals the intriguing story of how early self-improvement titles were succeeded by increasingly personality-based, materialistic titles and shows how breakout classics often influenced other titles for decades to come. Each book is summarised to convey a brief idea of what it has to offer the interested reader, while a 'Speed Read' for each book delivers a quick sense of what each writer is like to read and a highly compressed summary of the main points of the book in question. This is a work of reference to dip into, that acknowledges that some of the most powerful insights into ourselves can be found in texts that aren't perceived as being 'self-help' books, and that wisdom and consolation can be found in the strangest places.

Alive at Work

Author: Daniel M. Cable
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781633694262
Release Date: 2018-03-06
Genre: Business & Economics

Poll after poll has confirmed that an astonishing number of workers are disengaged from their work. Why is this happening? And how can we fix the problem? In this bold, enlightening book, social psychologist and professor Daniel M. Cable takes leaders into the minds of workers and reveals the surprising secret to restoring their zest for work. Disengagement isn't a motivational problem, it's a biological one. Humans aren't built for routine and repetition. We're designed to crave exploration, experimentation, and learning--in fact, there's a part of our brains, which scientists have coined "the seeking system," that rewards us for taking part in these activities. But the way organizations are run prevents many of us from following our innate impulses. As a result, we shut down. Things need to change. More than ever before, employee creativity and engagement are needed to win. Fortunately, it won't take an extensive overhaul of your organizational culture to get started. With small nudges, you can personally help people reach their fullest potential. Alive at Work reveals: How to encourage people to bring their best selves to work and use their greatest strengths to help your organization flourish How to build creative environments that motivate people to share ideas, work smarter, and embrace change How to enhance people's connection to their work and your customers How to create personalized experiences that help people feel a deeper sense of purpose Filled with fascinating stories from the author's extensive research, Alive at Work is the inspirational guide that you need to tap into the passion, creativity, and purpose fizzing beneath the surface of every person who falls under your leadership.

Saving Mr s Thompson

Author: Shannon Marsh
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781479707775
Release Date: 2012-09-01
Genre: Fiction

Robert lives a charmed life until his 33rd birthday when he realizes he wants more. By chance he meets a dream come true who marries him and bears his child. Once she's gone nightmares from his past threaten his home and family as Robert struggles to free himself from the traps of his unhinged mind. The love and dedication of true friendship is tested. But who will win and at what cost?

Pro Java ME Apps

Author: Ovidiu Iliescu
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430233282
Release Date: 2011-07-22
Genre: Computers

Pro Java ME Apps gives you, the developer, the know-how required for writing sophisticated Java ME applications and for taking advantage of this huge potential market. Java ME is the largest mobile software platform in the world, supported by over 80% of all phones. You'll cover what Java ME is and how it compares to other mobile software platforms, how to properly design and structure Java ME applications, how to think like an experienced Java ME developer, what common problems and pitfalls you may run into, how to optimize your code, and many other key topics. Unlike other Java ME books out there, which only teach the reader the basics of Java ME by way of a few simple examples, this book presents a broader, eagle-eye picture of a complete Java ME application and what writing one involves. From there, the book presents, explains, and helps you to implement all the essential aspects of Java ME development, from the user interface to client-server communication. As this unfolds, the decisions and reasoning behind the code are also presented. The book assumes that the reader is already familiar with Java ME and Java applications in general. Based on and geared towards real-life Java ME scenarios Guides the reader through the entire process of developing a high-quality Java ME application Explains the decisions made at each step, gives advice and examples of good practices vs. bad practices

An Anthology of French Symbolist Decadent Writing Based Upon The Book of Masks by Remy de Gourmont

Author: Andrew Mangravite
Publisher: Atlas Press (GB)
ISBN: 0947757813
Release Date: 1994-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

French symbolist & Decadent Writing of the 1890's Atlas Arkhive Two - Documents of the Avant Garde The largest ever selection of writings from the Decadent and Symbolist writers of the French fin-de-siecle - a period whose social and spiritual ills had so much in common with those of today. The selection is based on a series of essays on contemporary writers published by the foremost critic and author of the period: Remy de Gourmont.

The Procurement of Consumables by National Health Service Acute and Foundation Trusts

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 0215559606
Release Date: 2011-05-20

The 165 NHS acute and Foundation hospital trusts in England spend over £4.6 billion a year on the procurement of medical supplies and other types of consumable goods. Each trust controls its own purchasing and can purchase consumables in various ways: dealing direct with suppliers; through the national supplies organisation, NHS Supply Chain; or via the regional Collaborative Procurement Hubs. They can also choose to join other trusts in collaborative purchasing arrangements for particular localities or types of supplies. The Department sees the future for NHS procurement as a 'pyramid' structure with national, regional and local procurement of different types of goods, as appropriate to the products and the supplier markets. However, this theoretical model does not reflect the current complex reality, with a profusion of bodies involved in the procurement process. Its effectiveness is open to question in the emerging landscape where Foundation Trusts act independently with no explicit incentive to co-operate. The fragmented system of procurement has produced a great deal of waste, with trusts being charged different prices for the same goods, ordering in inefficient ways and failing to control the range of products which they purchase. The NAO has estimated that trusts could save around £500 million annually, 10% of their consumables expenditure, by amalgamating small orders into larger, less frequent ones, rationalising and standardising product choices and striking committed volume deals across multiple trusts. A lack of data has limited progress towards more efficient procurement and there has not been sufficient control over procurement practices.

Something Blue

Author: Emily Giffin
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429904629
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Genre: Fiction

From the New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed comes a novel that shows how someone with a ‘perfect life' can lose it all—and then find everything. Darcy Rhone thought she had it all figured out: the more beautiful the girl, the more charmed her life. Never mind substance. Never mind playing by the rules. Never mind karma. But Darcy's neat, perfect world turns upside down when her best friend, Rachel, the plain-Jane "good girl," steals her fiancé, while Darcy finds herself completely alone for the first time in her life...with a baby on the way. Darcy tries to recover, fleeing to her childhood friend living in London and resorting to her tried-and-true methods for getting what she wants. But as she attempts to recreate her glamorous life on a new continent, Darcy finds that her rules no longer apply. It is only then that Darcy can begin her journey toward self-awareness, forgiveness, and motherhood. Emily Giffin's Something Blue is a novel about one woman's surprising discoveries about the true meaning of friendship, love, and happily-ever-after. It's a novel for anyone who has ever, even secretly, wondered if the last thing you want is really the one thing you need.