Values & Ethics: From Living Room to Boardroom combines classic quotations with interviews to deliver a book that addresses big-picture topics such as values, ethics, wisdom, creativity, and everything in between.
The book compiles a number of interviews conducted by the author on an Internet-based radio show of the same name. The interviewees? Learned, eloquent individuals who spoke on the big questions of life. Mixed throughout these dialogues are quotations to support the content and make the reader think about enlightenment, personal growth, and more. The book extols the power of wisdom and of learning to make one’s life better—more interesting, more profitable, more livable, more meaningful.
Values & Ethics: From Living Room to Boardroom is the challenging, thought-provoking conversation-starter you’ve been looking for. It will bring you to a place where dialogue thrives and ancient wisdom and progressive thinking are brought to life. This most recent addition to the Values of the Wise™ Series will help you escape the world’s hustle and bustle and think about what truly matters: a life of value.
As a philanthropist or grantmaker, what do you wish you could do better? What’s standing in your way? How do you eliminate the thoughts and practices that hinder your efforts and elevate the ones that enhance your effectiveness?
In Confident Giving, you’ll learn ways to: • Advance the vision and leadership that guides your philanthropy • Create clear strategies to drive the philanthropic process • Improve your grantmaking process and outcomes • Streamline your operation for greater efficiency • Improve relationships with grantees • Share your stories in meaningful ways • Incorporate evaluation into every initiative • Leverage the work of others to increase everyone’s impact • Think more like a strategic philanthropist • Maintain your personal focus and sanity in the philanthropic world • Create effective relationships with philanthropy consultants to add value to your efforts
Whether your philanthropic decisions emanate from your living room or in foundation board room, Confident Giving will provide you with wisdom and expertise that result in more impact for your charitable investment.
David Zurick recounts an event in his life that seems exceedingly uncomplicated: he built a goldfish pond in his backyard. Yet, there is more to a goldfish pond than meets the eye. Zurick's compelling story travels the world, encompassing places of extraordinary beauty and rich cultural traditions, but the core of it is in Wolf Gap Holler, Kentucky, where he lives among hard-working and community-minded neighbors, cuts firewood to keep warm in the winter, and enjoys morning coffee by his goldfish pond . . . often with his neighbor George. Entertaining and informative, the book at first seems so simple that one barely notices its treatises on the sacred qualities of place, the contemplative virtues of nature, the dilemmas of sustainability, and the spiritual framework that undergirds life. Yet, this is what this book is about: a sacred and seamless landscape that extends from the highest mountain plateaus in Tibet to the deepest hollers of Kentucky.
You could be claiming the life of your dreams and having the fulfilling relationships you desire while others are worrying. Unlocking success, prosperity and freedom is vastly different now than it ever has been before and that is why we wrote this book.
We all sense it. Something big is happening. Things are changing faster than we can keep up with it. Every day it seems as if we are bombarded with more technological disruption. Most people aren’t sure what to do, how to grow that small business, or plan and protect their future.
This is the reason this book is so important, because instead of trying to show you how to do only one thing, this book will give you all the tools you will require to build the life of your dreams, which is a much better solution.
In this groundbreaking work, Vickie Helm and Mia Bolte mine their more than 30 years of consulting experience to share with you the tools and secrets to unlocking a life of passion, purpose and prosperity.
You will discover the tools you need now, to move you through your future with more certainty and personal ability. The authors show you how to protect yourself and thrive during these uncertain times.
Within its pages are, the six most important freedoms you must protect or they will be seized out from under you without your knowing it, but with your permission.
Vickie and Mia also share the potency of knowing when and how to slow down, reflect, and evaluate in order to discern and grow the life of your dreams. Unlock your inner genius and discover how to rethink, reimagine, and rediscover a life of passion, purpose, and prosperity.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could gain a large following of like-minded people in just a few minutes a day? Author Germany Kent, a top social media influencer, offers valuable tips and simple ways to maximize your social media profile and connect with like-minded people around the world. YOU ARE WHAT YOU TWEET is a cheerfully optimistic book filled with humor and strategies that will help you become Twitter-savvy. This inspiring book serves as far more than a guide to finding your niche on Twitter. It also gives you the tools you need to master this remarkable communication tool and connect with intriguing people. Consider this your guiding light to using Twitter in ways you never knew were possible. After reading and applying tips from this book, you will be on your way to connecting with your inner self, improving your social and personal relationships and making your dreams come true, both online and off-line.
You will discover:
The Twitter Golden Rule: Tweet others how you want to be Tweeted.
How to understand and manage your social media profile and mindset.
Strategies for making genuine connections with like-minded people.
Tips on building your personal brand and growing your audience and fan base.
Advice on using Twitter to identify your purpose and passion and inspire others.
How Twitter creates a timeline that represents who you are.
MAJOR opportunities for growth in your life when you use Twitter regularly.
This inspiring, encouraging book will teach you how adapting a new mindset and using positivity can propel you to becoming influential on social media and greatly enhance your own life. This book will equip you with the tools you need to be highly successful on Twitter while you are in the process of finding yourself — in 140 characters or less!?
What started as a guide to political mythology grew into a call for action as well. We're at a critical point in our history. If we keep on the way we are we may not survive it, but there is hope! Hope that our newest adult generation, the Millennials, can solve our problems by thinking about them so differently from their parents and grandparents that most of us can't even understand it. The author sees greatness in them. Politics is part mythology. Like the Emperor in the famous story, people and their cultures are vain. They like to keep an image of themselves that's better than they deserve, to cover their faults in glorious cloth. To do that, cultures tell stories. They tell them to their people, to each other, and to themselves. They lie to themselves about themselves, inventing the clothes they'd like to have and telling everyone they have them, hoping people won't see the blemishes underneath. Sometimes the stories become reality. Other times they're destructive or just deceptive. We'll strip some of those clothes from the Empire, one set at a time, and see how they're made. After all, who doesn't love a naked Emperor?
This landmark work provides a sweeping and comprehensive orientation, foundation, and guide to making the most radical of revolutions: a communist revolution aimed at emancipating humanity— getting beyond all forms of oppression and exploitation on a world scale.
This book is a masterwork and a master class—it is a living laboratory of the new synthesis of communism developed by Bob Avakian. It is also striking in its ability to combine high level revolutionary communist theory and modeling of revolutionary leadership with a visceral, colloquial, and passionate style that will resonate with and be accessible to a wide variety of readers.
This thought-provoking book is sure to challenge stereotypes and conventional thinking.
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Tracey Brame took an oath to serve the nation at the United States Military Academy. During her stay, Brame subsequently suffered post-traumatic stress disorder. She kept charging through her West Point duties oblivious of her condition. After serving her commission time, Brame took a job in her home state of Indiana where she expressed an interest in entering politics. The Ku Klux Klan, who did not want an educated African American woman to run for an Indiana office, targeted Brame for continued organized crime and harassment. She moved from Bloomington to Indianapolis, but the KKK pursuit -ordered by two grand dragons, a father/son duo - continued.
Get ready for a gripping memoir of one woman’s perseverance over adversity.
While many people are quick to judge parents in the anti-vaccination camp, few actually take the time to learn about the reasons behind their choice not to administer shots according to the medical establishment’s schedule.
In this candid memoir about the very real damage vaccines inflicted on her family, author Bridget Long shares the horrors of watching her daughter fall gravely ill just days after getting multiple shots at her fifteen-month checkup.
Though Long struggles in the beginning, faltering without knowledge and naively trusting the medical establishment, she pulls herself out of despair and ultimately finds help for her daughter—and absolution for herself.
Though ridiculed and scorned, Long learns to trust her own instinct and intuition as a mother, and fights to be heard by the people whose greatest motivation is protecting their own interests and not her child's.
Honest, painful, and ultimately redemptive, Injecting Change will encourage anyone whose life has been adversely impacted by vaccinations.
On the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party, Pearlman’s new book American Justice on Trial: People v. Newton compares the explosive state of American race relations in 1968 to race relations today with insights from key participants and observers of the internationally-watched Oakland, California death-penalty trial that launched the Panther Party and transformed the American jury “of one’s peers” to the diverse cross-section we often take for granted today. The book includes comments from Newton prosecutor Lowell Jensen, pioneering black jury foreman David Harper and TV journalist Belva Davis, as well as from Huey Newton’s older brother Melvin Newton, former Panthers Kathleen Cleaver, David Hillliard and Emory Douglas. It also includes comments from civil rights experts including Bryan Stevenson, Barry Scheck and John Burris. This book complements the nonprofit documentary project of the same name for which Pearlman is co-producer/co-director on behalf of Arc of Justice Productions, Inc.
The American workplace has become toxic to mental, emotional, and physical health. A book for our complex and challenging times, Happier at Work offers a practical path for leaders and employees to shift a culture of fear and reactivity to one of communication and collaboration. Mindfulness and compassion come naturally to all of us, as does a fundamental goodness; in these pages, readers will discover how to access that true nature. Van Gils also explores the science behind practices that not only decrease stress, overwhelm, and chronic illness but also develop authentic, emotionally fit leaders and a compassionate workplace. Accessible and inspiring, Happier at Work is a guide to a transformed workplace—one of enhanced creativity, innovation, engagement, performance, and joy!
Deep Living is a spiritual and culturally critical self-help book for the millions looking for direction or inspiration during our present global existential crisis and consciousness shift. From a synoptic view, the book associates this widespread environmental, economic, and cultural breakdown with an outdated consciousness that lacks connection with the spiritual. Deep Living invites the reader to redefine the cultural values and beliefs behind our relationships with nature, agriculture, food, people, and our bodies in order to create a meaningful, sustainable, healthy, and socially responsible life. The narrative interweaves personal experience with research, cultural criticism, and end-of-chapter advice lists.
Experience the story of Norbie, a homeless person who has lost hope in having a loving and joy-filled life after living through hateful and cruel incidences. Although the story is fiction, it contains events and feelings that could be experienced by hundreds, if not thousands of individuals, many living in our own communities. The story includes historical events and locations that are real. The characters experience emotions and wounds that are real. In Norbie’s search for hope, he remembers stories his Father and Grandfather shared about owls, especially their belief that all owls imply wisdom, foresight, transition, and keepers of sacred knowledge. Throughout his life Norbie believes that an owl always appears to him when a life transition is near. He also meets Pastor Smith, another Voice of Wisdom. Following Norbie as he grows into his “true self” is a journey each of us can learn from as we walk our own personal path to a joy-filled life.
Carol Anderson grows up in a fundamentalist Christian home in the 60s, a time when being gay was in opposition to all social and religious mores and against the law in most states. Fearing the rejection of her parents, she hides the truth about her love orientation, creating emotional distance from them for years, as she desperately struggles to harness her powerful attractions to women while pursuing false efforts to be with men.
The watershed point in Carol's journey comes when she returns to graduate school and discovers the feminist movement, which emboldens her sense of personal power and the freedom to love whom she chooses. But this sense of self-possession comes too late for honesty with her father. His unexpected death before she can tell him the truth brings the full cost of Carol's secret crashing in compelling her to come out to her mother before it is too late. Candid and poignant, You Can't Buy Love Like That reveals the complex invisible dynamics that arise for gay people who are forced to hide their true selves in order to survive, and celebrates the hard-won rewards of finding one's courageous heart and achieving self-acceptance and self-love.
The definitions of our words are changing and we aren't aware of it. Those who do know are using this information to their advantage. This is their tactic to train people how to act and think. They are manipulating the unsuspecting to shift their beliefs without them knowing it. They maneuver us through three processes: Changing the definitions of words, interpreting writings from long ago using today's definitions, and Leaving out information. How are they changing the definitions of words? *Discrediting words like Truth to create new ways to lie so they appear to be telling the truth. *Switching words like Right and Wrong to Appropriate and Inappropriate to get rid of right and wrong altogether. * Creating concepts like Relativism to do away with truth and reality. What unchangable writings are being reinterpreted? *Important national documents like The Declaration of Independence. *Speeches from long ago like Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have a Dream" speech. *How our country is run by destroying the foundation we were built on. How does leaving out information affect us? *This information negligence allows the unsuspectings' knowledge and opinions to be formed without the benefit of all the facts. *It creates chaos in our society and in the outcome of court cases. *It conditions the unsuspecting until they believe things they don't agree with. *It indoctrinates people to accept the ideologies of those creating the changed definitions.
Have you ever asked yourself how our diverse nation got along to begin with and why we were able to work with one another up until the last fifty years? First, let’s just state the obvious: The religious, agnostics and atheists aren’t leaving the country any time soon. 70 Years of American Captivity reveals documentary proof of a non-sectarian covenant agreement, which applies to all Americans within our Federal Compact.
You’ll learn how our diverse nation got along and continued to work out our differences while making it a birthplace of liberty and ingenuity. It takes a non-judgmental approach in proving God is NOT “judging” America, while revealing historic, scientific and documentary evidence the Federal government has broken its covenant to the citizens it swore to protect— and there are literal consequences to this breach which can be systematically explored.
Taking screen shots through 500 years of American history allows readers to become infused with a flavor for a very distinct American covenant: One which ties religious, economic and non-sectarian goals under one umbrella of Federal awareness. Factual history and modern news feeds all speak through historical narratives and current stories of injustice in order to prove scientifically to the atheist, biblically for the believer and with common sense for all others that by breaking our American covenant, we can set ourselves up for a seventy-year captivity. This time period will not look like the America we all know and love.
There is good news: You’ll explore solid solutions for economic, social and spiritual applications which can go a long way to help Americans avoid landing on the ash heap of extinct civilizations. Before we trust any more tax seasons or election cycles to a Federal government in the throes of betrayal, this book reaches out to all walks of life with hope for the future.