Description : OVER 60 WEEKS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST With a new Afterword by the author In The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize–winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NPR BESTSELLER • WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER • LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER • USA TODAY BESTSELLER • PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Wall Street Journal • Financial Times “Sharp, provocative, and useful.”—Jim Collins “Few [books] become essential manuals for business and living. The Power of Habit is an exception. Charles Duhigg not only explains how habits are formed but how to kick bad ones and hang on to the good.”—Financial Times “A flat-out great read.”—David Allen, bestselling author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity “You’ll never look at yourself, your organization, or your world quite the same way.”—Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind “Entertaining . . . enjoyable . . . fascinating . . . a serious look at the science of habit formation and change.”—The New York Times Book Review “Cue: see cover. Routine: read book. Reward: fully comprehend the art of manipulation.”—Bloomberg Businessweek “Absolutely fascinating.”—Wired “A fresh examination of how routine behaviors take hold and whether they are susceptible to change . . . The stories that Duhigg has knitted together are all fascinating in their own right, but take on an added dimension when wedded to his examination of habits.”— Associated Press “There’s been a lot of research over the past several years about how our habits shape us, and this work is beautifully described in the new book The Power of Habit.”—David Brooks, The New York Times “A first-rate book—based on an impressive mass of research, written in a lively style and providing just the right balance of intellectual seriousness with practical advice on how to break our bad habits.”—The Economist “I have been spinning like a top since reading The Power of Habit, New York Times journalist Charles Duhigg’s fascinating best-seller about how people, businesses and organizations develop the positive routines that make them productive—and happy.”—The Washington Post From the Trade Paperback edition.
Description : Presents instructions for a twenty-eight day program that teaches readers how to meditate, using three main skills concentration, mindfullness, and lovingkindness.
Description : This work proposes that Carl Menger’s Subjective Theory of Value (STV), and its subsequent elaboration by Ludwig von Mises as Praxeology, provides a useful alternative to more common methods in the study of action and social phenomena, and more specifically, to leadership in complex social systems. Rather than being based on rationality assumptions and algorithmic predictability, the STV emphasizes transient subjectivity shaped by a complex world of lacking information, mistakes, disequilibrium, uncertainty and attempted error correction that defy mathematization and exact prediction. As such, it is a framework to make sense of human action systems in terms of subjective understanding, learning, and uncertainty, rather than quantitative predictability. Accordingly, the aim of this work is to explain the STV as a general theory of action and to demonstrate its capability in developing adequate qualitative theory and to elaborate on some of the major topics that its implications raise with regard to leadership. The power of the method can be seen in that its procedure naturally branches out to facilitate an understanding of a broad selection of processes and may provide the basis for a universal theory of leadership.
Description : In "The Power of Neuroplasticity," Shad Helmstetter, Ph.D. presents the scientific discovery that the thoughts we think physically rewire our brains and change our lives. Dr. Helmstetter shows you how to use the latest research from the field of neuroscience to wire your brain to change attitudes, overcome negativity, improve health and fitness, reach personal goals, increase mental sharpness and clarity, improve usable intelligence, super-charge your thinking and reshape your life.
Description : You are what you love. But you might not love what you think. In this book, award-winning author James K. A. Smith shows that who and what we worship fundamentally shape our hearts. And while we desire to shape culture, we are not often aware of how culture shapes us. We might not realize the ways our hearts are being taught to love rival gods instead of the One for whom we were made. Smith helps readers recognize the formative power of culture and the transformative possibilities of Christian practices. He explains that worship is the "imagination station" that incubates our loves and longings so that our cultural endeavors are indexed toward God and his kingdom. This is why the church and worshiping in a local community of believers should be the hub and heart of Christian formation and discipleship. Following the publication of his influential work Desiring the Kingdom, Smith received numerous requests from pastors and leaders for a more accessible version of that book's content. No mere abridgment, this new book draws on years of Smith's popular presentations on the ideas in Desiring the Kingdom to offer a fresh, bottom-up rearticulation. The author creatively uses film, literature, and music illustrations to engage readers and includes new material on marriage, family, youth ministry, and faith and work. He also suggests individual and communal practices for shaping the Christian life.
Description : Basing shopper marketing strategy on customer insights is what differentiates market leading retail brands from weaker competitors. Many retail organizations lack business development and strategic departments that collect experiences, set benchmarks and create models and manuals. Retail Marketing Strategy makes the information available to drive new ways of thinking and make retail practice more agile for everyone. Taking in five key capabilities required for retail excellence, namely in-store execution; organizational development; fact-driven decision making; multi-channel operations, and understanding customers, Retail Marketing Strategy answers some of the most difficult questions in retail including how to innovate to develop new ways to interact with customers across multiple channels, and how to replicate online success stories from other sectors. Practical steps are put forward for collating and interpreting the data generated in shopper activity, helping to make sense of trends and build effective strategy. Guidance is based throughout on neuromarketing research, providing a clear framework for building in experiential elements such as scent or music into the retail environment to really engage with consumers on an emotional level. If you are a marketing, branding or supply chain professional working in retail seeking straightforward and research-driven techniques for building lasting customer loyalty, or you are responsible for driving retail strategy in your organization, let Retail Marketing Strategy be your guide.
Description : This volume ventures into terrain where even the most sophisticated map fails to lead--through the mapmaker's bias. Denis Wood shows how maps are not impartial reference objects, but rather instruments of communication, persuasion, and power. Like paintings, they express a point of view. By connecting us to a reality that could not exist in the absence of maps--a world of property lines and voting rights, taxation districts and enterprise zones--they embody and project the interests of their creators. Sampling the scope of maps available today, illustrations include Peter Gould's AIDS map, Tom Van Sant's map of the earth, U.S. Geological Survey maps, and a child's drawing of the world. THE POWER OF MAPS was published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt Museum, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design.
Description : Basic Approach Winning is a habit we need to cultivate by manoeuvring the thoughts responsible for our habits. Emphasizing particularly on sports, where competition is unavoidable, Winning Habits offers techniques and solutions from Indian and Western psychology, and yogic practices to deal with negative thoughts which create hindrances in the path to victory.Disciplining the thought processes through concentration-exercises like Bindu Trataka and Jyoti Trataka; strengthening the correct responses from memory, and a positive anticipation of the future through visualization; and yogic exercises like Pranayama for developing concentration and attention focus, Shavasana and Nyasa for relaxation and creation of energy reserves are some of the recommended remedies. Features This book is divided into three parts, each dealing with a separate area of focus: Basic concepts and their practical applications for excellence and achievement in sports Techniques and exercises such as Bindu Trataka, Jyoti Trataka, Pranayama, Nyasa, Soham Mantra, Shavasana and visualization The actual application of these techniques in sports such as tennis, badminton, table-tennis, squash, judo, wrestling, boxing, shooting, archery, billiards, snooker, golf, football, hockey, basketball, cricket, and volleyball Table of Contents Message from Aparna Popat Foreword by Rahul Dravid Foreword by Geet Sethi Foreword by Anjali Bhagwat Preface Part I: BASIC CONCEPTS Chapter 1: Be a Warrior Chapter 2: Worship of Excellence Chapter 3: Goal Setting and Planning Chapter 4: Self-image and Confidence Chapter 5: Self-talk: Controlling the Verbal Thoughts Chapter 6: Visualization: Controlling the Non-verbal Thoughts Chapter 7: Analysing the Game and Handling the Transition Points Chapter 8: Attention Focus Chapter 9: Relaxation, Rest and Letting Go Chapter 10: Coping with Distraction and Adversities Chapter 11: Thoughts, Emotions and Moods Chapter 12: Interpersonal Relations Chapter 13: Teamwork and Leadership Chapter 14: Stress, Anxiety and Motivation Chapter 15: Competition Season Part II: TECHNIQUES FOR IMPROVEMENT IN SKILLS AND PERFORMANCE Chapter 16: Building of Self-talk Chapter 17: Visualization:Improvement of Self-image and Confidence Chapter 18: Techniques for Improving Attention Focus Chapter 19: Yogic Exercises for Relaxation Part III: APPLICATION OF THE TECHNIQUES FOR SPECIFIC GAMES Chapter 20: Cricket Chapter 21: Games of Response Chapter 22: Individual Games Chapter 23: Sports Involving Continuous Movement and Speed Chapter 24: Chess Chapter 25: Team Games Author Bio B. P. Bam is the founder of the Purushottam Academy established for the promotion of excellence in all fields. He was Vice President of National Rifle Association of India and President of Maharashtra Rifle Association for four years. He is also a qualified coach in rifle- and pistol-shooting.