Relevance

Author: Tim Manners
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781591842200
Size: 79.10 MB
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Branding expert Manners says that marketers should give up the flashy practices of the last 50 years and instead focus on being more relevant-by showing customers how they can help solve their problems and improve customers' lives.

Taking Things Seriously

Author: Joshua Glenn
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 9781568986906
Size: 43.97 MB
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Photographs and text explore the meaning, relevance, and significance of inanimate, ordinary objects that hold special value to the one who appreciates their unique and irreplaceable qualities.

How S Your Soul

Author: Judah Smith
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9780718039172
Size: 27.33 MB
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Judah Smith, New York Times bestselling author of Jesus Is ______, explores what it looks like to cultivate a healthy soul in the midst of a busy life and points readers to the soul s only true home and place of rest and fulfillment: God. How s your soul? It may seem like an odd question, but it s what pastor and bestselling author Judah Smith chooses to ask his friends, rather than How are you? It s a way to look past the externals and consider what s going on inside, in that essential part of us that is often overlooked in the struggle to make our way through everyday life. In the rush of living moment to moment, many of us find ourselves simply surviving, struggling daily with frustration, restlessness, boredom, and ever-fleeting joy. But if we would pause, we d find that the things that matter most in life, what we are searching for in our busyness stability, peace, hope, love are rooted in the health of what Judah calls the inside you. In How s Your Soul?, Judah explores that inside you. Sharing his own, often humorous, mistakes and foibles, he helps us find our way through the emotional roller coasters of life to discover the soul-healing essentials of rest, responsibility, restraint, and relationships, all rooted in what he calls the soul s only true home God himself. How s Your Soul? is an invitation to find lasting emotional satisfaction and stability by bringing our feelings into alignment with God s truth, moving beyond simply surviving, and learning how to live each day with eternal significance."

Original Sinners

Author: John R. Coats
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439117590
Size: 53.48 MB
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In this vivid, original interpretation of Genesis, former Episcopal priest John R. Coats takes readers on a journey through the ancient text, inviting them to see its characters in a new light, not as religious icons, but as people whose day-to-day concerns, triumphs, and failures are like our own. In Coats’s telling, the relationships of Cain and Abel, Jacob and Esau, Rachel and Leah, and Joseph and his brothers take on stunning contemporary relevance as these characters find themselves confronted with extraordinary situations and circumstances that they’d neither asked for nor had anything to say about. Using stories from his life as well as the lives of people he’s known, Coats creates a rubric you can use to examine your own life and to discover aspects of yourself in the characters whose lives unfold in these primordial stories. How has Eve’s story shaped yours? Is your life reflected in Jacob’s evolution to wisdom? In Joseph’s youthful arrogance? Coats explores the strengths and weaknesses of the men and women in Genesis, pulling back the wrappings that have hidden their humanity to reveal the vibrant drama of these foundational narratives. "Different clothing, yes, and language, and customs, yet at the human level," he writes, "they were just as greedy and generous as we are, as gullible and crafty, as moronic and brilliant, as cowardly and brave. They are us, their stories, our stories, mirrors in which to see our best and worst selves."

Admired

Author: Mark C. Thompson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780988224582
Size: 15.67 MB
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Provides twenty-one ways to increase personal value, obtain admiration from others, and gain an edge in the competitive business world.

The House On Mango Street

Author: Sandra Cisneros
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0345807197
Size: 69.62 MB
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The best-selling coming-of-age classic, acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught in schools and universities alike, and translated around the world. The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Told in a series of vignettes—sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous—Sandra Cisneros’ masterpiece is a classic story of childhood and self-discovery. Few other books in our time have touched so many readers.

The Revenge Of Analog

Author: David Sax
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1610395727
Size: 50.28 MB
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One of Michiko Kakutani's (New York Times) top ten books of 2016 A funny thing happened on the way to the digital utopia. We've begun to fall back in love with the very analog goods and ideas the tech gurus insisted that we no longer needed. Businesses that once looked outdated, from film photography to brick-and-mortar retail, are now springing with new life. Notebooks, records, and stationery have become cool again. Behold the Revenge of Analog. David Sax has uncovered story after story of entrepreneurs, small business owners, and even big corporations who've found a market selling not apps or virtual solutions but real, tangible things. As e-books are supposedly remaking reading, independent bookstores have sprouted up across the country. As music allegedly migrates to the cloud, vinyl record sales have grown more than ten times over the past decade. Even the offices of tech giants like Google and Facebook increasingly rely on pen and paper to drive their brightest ideas. Sax's work reveals a deep truth about how humans shop, interact, and even think. Blending psychology and observant wit with first-rate reportage, Sax shows the limited appeal of the purely digital life-and the robust future of the real world outside it.

Why Read The Classics

Author: Italo Calvino
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544146379
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A posthumously published collection of thirty-six essays offering Italo Calvino's invigorating and illuminating analysis of his most treasured literary classics.

Why School Communication Matters

Author: Kitty Porterfield
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 147580914X
Size: 30.28 MB
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Why School Communication Matters is an easy-to-use reference for the communication dilemmas that superintendents, principals, and other school leaders face today as they lead faculty and staff, parents and students, neighbors and community leaders. This newly revised edition incorporates the monumental technological changes, including social media that are reframing the way we think and work. The book deals with real life challenges and offers practicable solutions. Demonstrates how school leaders can design effective two-way communication strategies with their own communities—because one size no longer fits all. Draws from some of the best research in school communication and business leadership. Offers a framework of ideas on which school leaders can hang their strategic plans. Examines real challenges—from battles with angry parents to the effective use of data to the management of a major crisis—and links these challenges to larger leadership issues. Includes up to the minute information and fresh statistics on today’s social media and community outreach. Is a boots-on-the-ground field guide of proven strategies to meet the needs of practitioners who work on the front lines Is a reference book for both new and seasoned school leaders Is a textbook for those aspiring to school leadership positions