Author: Carol A. Dingle
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
This compilation of remarkable quotations is a treasure trove of perceptive wisdom, beautiful thoughts, and sharp wit gleaned from the words of memorable Jewish writers of the past: Theodor W. Adorno, Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Mary Antin, Hannah Arendt, Sholem Asch, Sir Alfred J. Ayer, Isaac Asimov, Vicki Baum, Walter Benjamin, Irving Berlin, Maurice Blanchot, Allan Bloom, Louis D. Brandeis, Hermann Broch, Joseph Brodsky, Lenny Bruce, Elias Canetti, Edward Dahlberg, Benjamin Disraeli, Albert Einstein, Edna Ferber, Anne Frank, Sigmund Freud, Allen Ginsberg, Emma Goldman, Ben Hecht, Heinrich Heine, Joseph Heller, Lillian Hellman, Eugène Ionesco, Franz Kafka, Arthur Koestler, Janusz Korczak, Jerzy Kosinski, Karl Kraus, Oscar Levant, Primo Levi, Walter Lippmann, Moses Ben Maimon (Maimonides), Bernard Malamud, Herbert Marcuse, Groucho Marx, Karl Marx, André Maurois, Michel de Montaigne, Howard Nemerov, Dorothy Parker, Boris Pasternak, S. J. Perelman, Marcel Proust, Ayn Rand, Laura Riding, Muriel Rukeyser, Bruno Schulz, Delmore Schwartz, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Benedict Spinoza, Gertrude Stein, Lionel Trilling, Leon Trotsky, Barbara Tuchman, Julian Tuwim, Simone Weil, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Anzia Yezierska, and Israel Zangwill.
Author: Diana Dell
Release Date: 2001-10-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
This compilation of notable quotations is a treasure of perceptive wisdom, beautiful thoughts, and keen wit gleaned from the writing of famous teachers of the past: Lord Acton, Henry Brooks Adams, John Adams, A. Bronson Alcott, Louisa May Alcott, Susan B. Anthony, Saint Thomas Aquinas, Hannah Arendt, Aristotle, Matthew Arnold, Isaac Asimov, W. H. Auden, Saint Augustine, Simone de Beauvoir, Henri Bergson, Allan Bloom, Charlotte Brontë, Anthony Burgess, Thomas Carlyle, Willa Cather, Confucius, John Dewey, W. E. B. Du Bois, Will Durant, T. S. Eliot, Robert Frost, Margaret Fuller, Georg Hegel, Thomas Hobbes, Oliver Wendell Holmes, William James, Lyndon B. Johnson, James Joyce, Immanuel Kant, D. H. Lawrence, C. S. Lewis, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, Herbert Marcuse, John Milton, Friedrich Nietzsche, Plato, Bertrand Russell, George Santayana, May Sarton, Jean-Paul Sartre, Seneca, Adam Smith, Socrates, Anne Sullivan, Henry David Thoreau, Lionel Trilling, Booker T. Washington, Evelyn Waugh, Simone Weil, Thornton Wilder, and Woodrow Wilson.
This enjoyable and thought-provoking compilation features words of wisdom, insight, and comedy from 200 famous (and not so well-known) humorists, wits, and satirists of the past, including Minna Antrim, Tallulah Bankhead, Bernard Baruch, Brendan Behan, Robert Benchley, Ambrose Bierce, Josh Billings, Bertolt Brecht, Vera Brittain, Heywood Broun, Gelett Burgess, Lord Byron, Truman Capote, Lewis Carroll, Charlie Chaplin, Lord Chesterfield, Agatha Christie, Cyril Connolly, Benjamin Disraeli, Albert Einstein, Gustave Flaubert, Benjamin Franklin, Paul Goodman, Ian Hay, Kin Hubbard, Alice James, Alfred Jarry, Karl Kraus, Andrew Lang, Walter Lippmann, David Lloyd George, Harriet Martineau, Groucho Marx, Mary McCarthy, H. L. Mencken, O. Henry, Dorothy Parker, Pablo Picasso, Ezra Pound, Jules Renard, Will Rogers, Helen Rowland, Saki, George Bernard Shaw, Fulton J. Sheen, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Logan Pearsall Smith, John Steinbeck, Adlai Stevenson, Jonathan Swift, James Thurber, Lionel Trilling, Mark Twain, E. B. White, and Oscar Wilde.
Sunzis Text ist nicht nur ein Klassiker der Kriegskunst, seine Weisheiten weisen zudem den Weg zum Sieg bei allen Schlachten und Konflikten, die wir führen. Sei es der gesellschaftliche Konflikt, der Kampf im Aufsichtsrat oder sogar der Kampf der Geschlechter – mit diesem Werk wird jeder Feind besiegt. Doch die größte Leistung besteht darin, den Widerstand des Feindes ohne einen Kampf zu brechen.
Author: Terry Breverton
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2012-03-29
Immortal Last Words is a fascinating, diverse collection of history's most uplifting, entertaining and thought-provoking dying remarks and final farewells. The 370 entries in this book have been drawn from some of history's greatest statesmen, poets, scientists, novelists and warriors - the eminent men and women who have shaped events over the last four and a half millennia and whose final recorded words have often inspired great deeds or shed light on the nature of the human condition. There are also entries are from less well- known individuals who did not make such an impact on history but whose dying words are equally noteworthy as they encapsulate the spirit of the times or simply reflect the character of the speaker. And finally, the pages of this book contain the last words of some of most ignoble personalities in history - the monsters and maniacs whose final defiant utterances prompt us to reflect on the nature of evil and man's inhumanity to man. Arranged chronologically from antiquity to the present day, each entry is accompanied by contextual information giving a brief biography of the author and an explanation of the circumstances that gave rise to the quotation. Some of the sentiments expressed are unbelievably sad while others are optimistic; some final words have become famous while others have remained obscure, but all reflect the follies and greatness of mankind - its heroes and villains, war and peace and the absolute power of language to change our feelings and challenge our minds. Sample entries include: Buddha 'Strive for your own liberation with diligence'; Vespasian 'Dear me, I believe I am becoming a god'; Thomas Hobbes, 'I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark'; Robespierre 'Death is the commencement of immortality!'; George Washington'Tis well'; John Keats 'Here lies one whose name was writ in water'; John Maynard Keynes'I should have drunk more champagne'; Salvador Dalí 'I do not believe in my death'; Keith Floyd 'I've not felt this well for ages.'
Author: Jerry Weissman
Publisher: FT Press
Release Date: 2013-08-19
Genre: Business & Economics
World-renowned presentation coach Jerry Weissman has spent 20 years helping top executives succeed in the most important business presentations of their lives. Here’s what he’s learned: the best way to get his message across is to show his techniques in action. In Presentation in Action , Weissman does just that: he teaches how to make spectacularly successful presentations by showing exactly how great presenters have done it. Weissman dives into his library of outstanding presentations, sharing examples from current events, politics, science, art, music, literature, cinema, media, sports, and even the military. His compelling examples don’t just demonstrate what’s universal about effective human communication: they also reveal powerful ways to solve the specific challenges presenters encounter most often. This book’s five sections focus on each element of the outstanding contemporary presentation: Content: Mastering the art of telling your story; Graphics: Designing PowerPoint slides that work brilliantly; Delivery skills: How to make actions speak louder than words; Q+A: How to handle tough questions; Integration: How to put it all together. Now, in Winning Strategies for Power Presentations, Weissman identifies the elements of a great presentation, distilling 75 best practices from the world's best persuaders into bite-sized chapters designed to be easy-to-read -- and equally easy to apply. Following on the heels of Weissman's best-selling Presentations in Action, this book presents powerful new insights into the four key areas of delivering winning presentations: contents, graphics, delivery, and Q-and-A sessions. Throughout, Weissman's compelling case studies range from Jon Stewart to venture capitalist John Doerr, Stephen King to Mark Twain, Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. Weissman also includes brand-new advice on a wide spectrum of "special presentation" issues, ranging from developing a richer public speaking voice to delivering scripted speeches, interviewing like a TV anchorperson to demonstrating products more successfully.
Author: Richard Dowis
Release Date: 1999-10-05
Genre: Business & Economics
"Splashy slides, confident body language, and a lot of eye contact are fine and well. But if a speech is rambling, illogical, or just plain boring, the impact will be lost. Now everyone can learn to give powerful, on-target speeches that capture an audience's attention and drive home a message. The key is not just in the delivery techniques, but in tapping into the power of language. Prepared by an award-winning writer, this authoritative speech-writing guide covers every essential element of a great speech, including outlining and organizing, beginning with a bang, making use of action verbs and vivid nouns, and handling questions from the audience. Plus, the book includes excerpts from some of history's most memorable speeches--eloquent words to contemplate and emulate."
Author: Marie-Louise Jacobsen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-12-20
Genre: Business & Economics
Buying for retail is a demanding and challenging job that requiresa creative flair, a strong awareness of fashion trends, life trendsas well as good interpersonal and team working skills. Buyers andmerchandisers have to ensure that the right merchandise is beingsent to the right stores, at the right time, in the rightquantities. This takes a blend of forward planning and rapidresponse to consumer demands. In combination with the other areasof the business, success comes from maximizing profit, which isachieved through anticipating customer needs and responding rapidlyto immediate issues. It involves complex data analysis, liaisonwith the stores operation teams and balancing store stock levels. To succeed as a professional buyer, you will need stronganalytical and numerical skills, an interest and understanding ofconsumer demands and strong commercial awareness. You also need tohave an ability to understand and prioritize issues quickly andefficiently. Progression into the Merchandising function alsoinvolves the ability to manage change. The better equipped you arein your buying function the better you will be able to adapt tothese changes. The best change of all is to graduate from a goodbuyer to an outstanding one! To handle the complexity of data and to enable you to contributeeffectively in the critical role of a buyer, you need the rightskill-sets and a right mind-set. Both of which can be learned inThe Art of Retail Buying. This easy to read guide is written in a concise & pictorialstyle with colorful images that enables you to follow step-by-stepeach function of a buyer. The Art of Retail Buyingwill inspire you, motivate you and encourage you towardsmerchandising excellence!
The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design offers a compelling collection of original essays that seek to examine the shifting role of interior architecture and interior design, and their importance and meaning within the contemporary world. Interior architecture and interior design are disciplines that span a complexity of ideas, ranging from human behaviour and anthropology to history and the technology of the future. Approaches to designing the interior are in a constant state of flux, reflecting and adapting to the changing systems of history, culture and politics. It is this process that allows interior design to be used as evidence for identifying patterns of consumption, gender, identity and social issues. The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design provides a pioneering overview of the ideas and arrangements within the two disciplines that make them such important platforms from which to study the way humans interact with the space around them. Covering a wide range of thought and research, the book enables the reader to investigate fully the changing face of interior architecture and interior design, while offering questions about their future trajectory.
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
Release Date: 2011-02-18
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Author: James Elkins
Publisher: Penn State Press
Release Date: 2012-11-16
Each of the five volumes in the Stone Art Theory Institutes series, and the seminars on which they are based, brings together a range of scholars who are not always directly familiar with one another’s work. The outcome of each of these convergences is an extensive and “unpredictable conversation” on knotty and provocative issues about art. This third volume in the series, What Do Artists Know?, is about the education of artists. The MFA degree is notoriously poorly conceptualized, and now it is giving way to the PhD in art practice. Meanwhile, conversations on freshman courses in studio art continue to be bogged down by conflicting agendas. This book is about the theories that underwrite art education at all levels, the pertinent history of art education, and the most promising current conceptualizations. The contributors are Areti Adamopoulou, Glenn Adamson, Rina Arya, Louisa Avgita, Jan Baetens, Su Baker, Ciarín Benson, Andrew Blackley, Jeroen Boomgaard, Brad Buckley, William Conger, John Conomos, Christopher Csikszentmihályi, Anders Dahlgren, Jonathan Dronsfield, Marta Edling, Laurie Fendrich, Michael Fotiadis, Christopher Frayling, Miguel González Virgen, R.E.H. Gordon, Charles Green, Vanalyne Green, Barbara Jaffee, Tom McGuirk, William Marotti, Robert Nelson, Håkan Nilsson, Saul Ostrow, Daniel Palmer, Peter Plagens, Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen, Howard Singerman, Henk Slager, George Smith, Martin Søberg, Ann Sobiech Munson, Roy Sorensen, Bert Taken, Hilde Van Gelder, Frank Vigneron, Janneke Wesseling, Frances Whitehead, Gary Willis, and Yeung Yang.
Author: Mark Manson
Publisher: MVG Verlag
Release Date: 2017-05-08
Scheiß auf positives Denken sagt Mark Manson. Die ungeschönte Perspektive ist ihm lieber. Wenn etwas scheiße ist, dann ist es das eben. Und wenn man etwas nicht kann, dann sollte man dazu stehen. Nicht jeder kann in allem außergewöhnlich sein und das ist gut so. Wenn man seine Grenzen akzeptiert, findet man die Stärke, die man braucht. Denn es gibt so viele Dinge, auf die man im Gegenzug scheißen kann. Man muss nur herausfinden, welche das sind und wie man sie sich richtig am Arsch vorbeigehen lässt. So kann man sich dann auf die eigenen Stärken und die wichtigen Dinge besinnen und hat mehr Zeit, sein Potential gänzlich auszuschöpfen. Die subtile Kunst des darauf Scheißens verbindet unterhaltsame Geschichten und schonungslosen Humor mit hilfreichen Tipps für ein entspannteres und besseres Leben. Damit man seine Energie für sinnvolleres verwendet als für Dinge, die einem egal sein können.
Author: Leonard Barkan
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release Date: 1999
The rediscovery of some of the most famous artworks of all time--statues lying underground beneath Rome--launched a thrilling archaeological adventure in the 15th century. In this remarkable book, Barkan probes the impact of these magnificent finds on Renaissance consciousness. 206 illustrations.