Life Is What You Make It

Life Is What You Make It
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Author: Peter Buffett
Pages: 257
ISBN: 9780307464729
Release: 2011
Editor: Crown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From composer, musician, philanthropist--and son of Warren Buffett--comes a warm, wise, and inspirational book that expounds on the strong set of values given to him by his trusting and broadminded mother, his industrious and talented father, and the many life teachers he has met along the way.

Life Is What You Make It

Life Is What You Make It
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Author: Peter Buffett
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780307464736
Release: 2010-04-27
Editor: Crown Archetype

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From composer, musician, and philanthropist Peter Buffett comes a warm, wise, and inspirational book that asks, Which will you choose: the path of least resistance or the path of potentially greatest satisfaction? You may think that with a last name like his, Buffett has enjoyed a life of endless privilege. But the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett says that the only real inheritance handed down from his parents was a philosophy: Forge your own path in life. It is a creed that has allowed him to follow his own passions, establish his own identity, and reap his own successes. In Life Is What You Make It, Buffett expounds on the strong set of values given to him by his trusting and broadminded mother, his industrious and talented father, and the many life teachers he has met along the way. Today’s society, Buffett posits, has begun to replace a work ethic, relishing what you do, with a wealth ethic, honoring the payoff instead of the process. We confuse privilege with material accumulation, character with external validation. Yet, by focusing more on substance and less on reward, we can open doors of opportunity and strive toward a greater sense of fulfillment. In clear and concise terms, Buffett reveals a great truth: Life is random, neither fair nor unfair. From there it becomes easy to recognize the equal dignity and value of every human life—our circumstances may vary but our essences do not. We see that our journey in life rarely follows a straight line but is often met with false starts, crises, and blunders. How we push through and persevere in these challenging moments is where we begin to create the life of our dreams—from discovering our vocations to living out our bliss to giving back to others. Personal and revealing, instructive and intuitive, Life Is What You Make It is about transcending your circumstances, taking up the reins of your destiny, and living your life to the fullest.

Life Is What You Make It

Life Is What You Make It
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Author: Peter Buffett
Pages: 257
ISBN: 9780307464729
Release: 2011
Editor: Crown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From composer, musician, philanthropist--and son of Warren Buffett--comes a warm, wise, and inspirational book that expounds on the strong set of values given to him by his trusting and broadminded mother, his industrious and talented father, and the many life teachers he has met along the way.

Every Tool s a Hammer

Every Tool s a Hammer
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Author: Adam Savage
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781982113483
Release: 2020-10-27
Editor: Atria Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this New York Times bestselling “imperative how-to for creativity” (Nick Offerman), Adam Savage—star of Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters—shares his golden rules of creativity, from finding inspiration to following through and successfully making your idea a reality. Every Tool’s a Hammer is a chronicle of my life as a maker. It’s an exploration of making, but it’s also a permission slip of sorts from me to you. Permission to grab hold of the things you’re interested in, that fascinate you, and to dive deeper into them to see where they lead you. Through stories from forty-plus years of making and molding, building and break­ing, along with the lessons I learned along the way, this book is meant to be a toolbox of problem solving, complete with a shop’s worth of notes on the tools, techniques, and materials that I use most often. Things like: In Every Tool There Is a Hammer—don’t wait until everything is perfect to begin a project, and if you don’t have the exact right tool for a task, just use whatever’s handy; Increase Your Loose Tolerance—making is messy and filled with screwups, but that’s okay, as creativity is a path with twists and turns and not a straight line to be found; Use More Cooling Fluid—it prolongs the life of blades and bits, and it prevents tool failure, but beyond that it’s a reminder to slow down and reduce the fric­tion in your work and relationships; Screw Before You Glue—mechanical fasteners allow you to change and modify a project while glue is forever but sometimes you just need the right glue, so I dig into which ones will do the job with the least harm and best effects. This toolbox also includes lessons from many other incredible makers and creators, including: Jamie Hyneman, Nick Offerman, Pixar director Andrew Stanton, Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro, artist Tom Sachs, and chef Traci Des Jardins. And if everything goes well, we will hopefully save you a few mistakes (and maybe fingers) as well as help you turn your curiosities into creations. I hope this book serves as “creative rocket fuel” (Ed Helms) to build, make, invent, explore, and—most of all—enjoy the thrills of being a creator.

Wake Up Life is Calling

Wake Up  Life is Calling
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Author: Preeti Shenoy,
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9789387022607
Release: 2019-04-17
Editor: Sristhi Publishers & Distributors

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

What if your mind is your greatest enemy? What if you were living your worst nightmare? How would you cope? Ankita has fought a mental disorder, been through hell, and survived two suicide attempts. Now in Mumbai, surrounded by her loving and supportive parents, everything seems idyllic. She is not on medication. She is in a college she loves, studying her dream subject: Creative Writing. She has made friends with the bubbly Parul and the glamourous Janki. At last leading a ‘normal life’, she immerses herself in every bit of it – the classes, her friends, her course and all the carefree fun of college. Underneath the surface, however, there is trouble brewing. A book she discovers in her college library draws her in, consumes her and sends her into a terrifying darkness that twists and tears her apart. To make matters worse, a past boyfriend resurfaces, throwing her into further turmoil. Armed with only a pen and a journal, she desperately fights with every ounce of strength she has. But can she escape her thoughts? Will Ankita survive the ordeal a second time around? What does life have in store for her? Preeti Shenoy's compelling sequel to the iconic bestseller Life is What You Make It chronicles the resilience of the human mind and the immense power of positive thinking. The gripping narrative demonstrates with gentle wisdom how by changing our thoughts, we can change our life itself.

Tea for Two and a Piece of Cake

Tea for Two and a Piece of Cake
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Author: Preeti Shenoy
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9788184001273
Release: 2012-02-22
Editor: Random House India

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

What if life threw you a magnificent opportunity, only to knock you down later and laugh at you? Would you fight back or let it pass? Nisha’s life is far from perfect. At twenty-six, she is plump, plain-looking, and without a boyfriend. A chance date and a bizarre twist of events lead her to the altar with suave Samir Sharma, only to be abandoned eight years later. As she struggles to stand on her own feet, Akash, a younger guy, enters her life. Can Nisha find love a second time? Tea for Two and a Piece of Cake is an unusual, a heart-warming, and gripping love-story between two people who have so much to lose by getting into a relationship with each other, yet so much to gain.

Because Life is a Gift

Because Life is a Gift
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Author: Disha
Pages: 214
ISBN: 9789382665250
Release: 2014-10-01
Editor: Disha

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

He is ten years old and confined to a wheelchair. But that's not his identity. To the world, he is India's youngest patent holder for inventing variants of chess for six, twelve and sixty players. Have you heard of the Army Major who was declared dead in the Kargil war, but is India's first blade runner today? Do you think a woman without hands can be one of India's leading painters? What is the first thought that comes to your mind when you see a differently-abled person? Pity? Sympathy? The real-life success stories of fifteen differently-abled people charted in Because Life is a Gift will make you think otherwise. You will sense pride replace all feelings of pity and sympathy for they have fought against all odds to achieve their dreams. This book is a tribute to their courage, passion and zest for life. They will challenge your notion of the impossible. They will inspire you to live lifeto the fullest, because life is truly a gift.

Choices

Choices
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Author: Kelly McGiffin
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9798652748210
Release: 2020-06-10
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this book acclaimed CEO, financial consultant, and internationally recognized coach Kelly McGiffin outlines his personal lessons learned in his financial and private life, and the decisions regarding those lessons that have helped him navigate the world around him. McGiffin's book is an insight into how one can manage and mitigate problems through solution-based proactivity in the financial world as well as in the myriad of intimate difficulties one faces day-to-day. Above all else, Choices: Your Life is What you Make It is a treatise on how you can begin to change the organization around you, change your business and personal relationships, and change your own outlook in order to make better choices for a better you, and choices which better those around you. This book is a must read for those in the Credit Union world, as well as for those looking to take on, or further their leadership role in any and all sectors.

Life Is What You Make It

Life Is What You Make It
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Author: Carl Mathis
Pages: 120
ISBN: 1467838462
Release: 2009-03-25
Editor: AuthorHouse

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book was written for anyone who needs some encouragement in his or her life, or just needs some motivationsomeone who feels that life has dealt them a raw deal. It was written to givean illustration and to challenge you to pursue your hearts desire. After reading this book youjust maybemotivated to lead amore productive and fulfilling life. Just remember, nothing that is worthwhile comes easily. There may be some challenges or some setbacks in life, but dont let that stop you from reaching for yourgoal.

Life is what you make it

Life is what you make it
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Author: Joyce M Hatley
Pages: 138
ISBN: 9781326280703
Release: 2015-06-01
Editor: Lulu.com

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Olivia Williams is happily married, rich and bored! Her husband is always away on business and her children are at university. She can't do anything right for her Mother-in-Law. So she daringly decides to take a holiday abroad by herself. Life changes completely as a result of the ensuing events.

You are the Best Wife

You are the Best Wife
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Author: Ajay Pandey
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9789382665540
Release: 2015-11
Editor: Sristhi Publishers & Distributors

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Ajay believes in living for himself; Bhavna teaches him to live for others. Ajay is a planner for life; Bhavna makes him live in every moment. You are the Best Wife is a story of two people with contradictory ideologies who fall in love. It changes them for good. It changes the way they look at the world and the way the world looks at them. Until destiny reveals its plans. This is a true inspiring story of the author and his struggle with life, after his beloved wife left him halfway through their journey. But her last words, ‘you are the best husband’ gave him the strength to live on, and fulfil his promise of love. Told with frankness and doses of humor, this heartwarming tale of a boy and a girl who never gave up on their love in face of adversities, ends on a bittersweet and poignant note as Ajay comes to terms with the biggest lesson life has to offer.

The Meaning of Life A Very Short Introduction

The Meaning of Life  A Very Short Introduction
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Author: Terry Eagleton
Pages: 128
ISBN: 0191579033
Release: 2008-04-24
Editor: OUP Oxford

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

We have all wondered about the meaning of life. But is there an answer? And do we even really know what we're asking? Terry Eagleton takes a stimulating and quirky look at this most compelling of questions: at the answers explored in philosophy and literature; at the crisis of meaning in modern times; and suggests his own solution to how we might rediscover meaning in our lives.

Life is What Matters

Life is What Matters
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Author: Alka Dixit,
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9789387022188
Release: 2018-05-15
Editor: Sristhi Publishers & Distributors

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Our daily lives keep us so occupied that all we see in it is chaos, and not the blessings that come with it. We see the problems that stand in our way, and forget the ones we have crossed and moved on. Isn't it! To understand life, we need to first value our life. In simpler words, we need to take care of our life. What if we raise both, our kids and our own life, simultaneously? When the author first met the enigmatic Dr Aditi, she was intrigued by her profound understanding of life and penned this book on her effective and easy to adapt plan for a happier life. You will also learn to: ! Walk through crises of life with positivity. ! Realize the true happiness that life holds. ! Overcome fears, shortcomings and hurdles. ! Exercises and guidelines to build a stronger 'you'. ! Achieve big with available opportunities and resources. Life is What Matters is an incredibly motivating tale of a girl who embraced her imperfections and succeeded in life, against all odds. With mantras for living a better life, this book is a treasure.

Things Are What You Make of Them

Things Are What You Make of Them
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Author: Adam J. Kurtz
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780525504542
Release: 2017-10-03
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Insights and inspiration for anyone who makes art (or anything else) The Ultimate BuzzFeed Books Gift Guide - Official Selection From the creative mind and heart of designer Adam J. Kurtz comes this upbeat rallying cry for creators of all stripes. Expanding on a series of popular essays, this handwritten and heartfelt book shares wisdom and empathy from one working artist to others. Perforated tear-and-share pages make it easy to display the most crucial reminders or to pass a bit of advice on to someone who needs it. As wry and cheeky as it is empathic and empowering, this deceptively simple, vibrantly full-color book will be a touchstone for writers, artists, entrepreneurs, and anyone else who wants to be more creative--even when it would be easier to give up and act normal.

Life for Us Is What We Make It

Life for Us Is What We Make It
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Author: Richard W. Thomas
Pages: 388
ISBN: 0253113156
Release: 1992-08-22
Editor: Indiana University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Thomas's ground-breaking study should occupy a central place in the literature of American urban history." -- Choice "... path-breaking... a fine community study... " -- Journal of American Studies "Thomas's work is essential reading... succeeds in providing a bridge of information on the social, political, legal, and economic development of the Detroit black community between the turn of the century and 1945."Â -- Michigan Historical Review The black community in Detroit developed into one of the major centers of black progress. Richard Thomas traces the building of this community from its roots in the 19th century, through the key period 1915-1945, by focusing on how industrial workers, ministers, politicians, business leaders, youth, and community activists contributed to the process.

Life s Edge

Life s Edge
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Author: Carl Zimmer
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780593182727
Release: 2021-03-09
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“Carl Zimmer is one of the best science writers we have today.” —Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks We all assume we know what life is, but the more scientists learn about the living world—from protocells to brains, from zygotes to pandemic viruses—the harder they find it is to locate life’s edge. Carl Zimmer investigates one of the biggest questions of all: What is life? The answer seems obvious until you try to seriously answer it. Is the apple sitting on your kitchen counter alive, or is only the apple tree it came from deserving of the word? If we can’t answer that question here on earth, how will we know when and if we discover alien life on other worlds? The question hangs over some of society’s most charged conflicts—whether a fertilized egg is a living person, for example, and when we ought to declare a person legally dead. Life's Edge is an utterly fascinating investigation that no one but one of the most celebrated science writers of our generation could craft. Zimmer journeys through the strange experiments that have attempted to re-create life. Literally hundreds of definitions of what that should look like now exist, but none has yet emerged as an obvious winner. Lists of what living things have in common do not add up to a theory of life. It's never clear why some items on the list are essential and others not. Coronaviruses have altered the course of history, and yet many scientists maintain they are not alive. Chemists are creating droplets that can swarm, sense their environment, and multiply. Have they made life in the lab? Whether he is handling pythons in Alabama or searching for hibernating bats in the Adirondacks, Zimmer revels in astounding examples of life at its most bizarre. He tries his own hand at evolving life in a test tube with unnerving results. Charting the obsession with Dr. Frankenstein's monster and how Coleridge came to believe the whole universe was alive, Zimmer leads us all the way into the labs and minds of researchers working on engineering life from the ground up.

Life Is Just What You Make It

Life Is Just What You Make It
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Author: Donny Osmond,Patricia Romanowski
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0786889713
Release: 2000-05-01
Editor: Hyperion

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

At age five, Donny Osmond first sang his way into North Americas heart. By the time he was a teenager, he had four separate careers successfully underway, as a solo artist, as a member of the Osmond Brothers, as part of a singing duo with his sister, Marie, and as the co-host of a highly successful network television variety show. But by the early 80s, public perception had changed, and Donny discovered that, thanks to his squeaky-clean image, his very name had become poison. In this inspiring autobiography, Donny tells what it is like to survive the ups and downs of the entertainment business while trying to keep his faith, dignity, and sense of humor intact. He recalls memories of his experiences with a variety of celebrities, from Groucho Marx and Lucille Ball to Michael Jackson and Howard Stern. He shares how he finally achieved resolution through marriage, fatherhood, perseverance, and self-acceptance. And he recounts the long and difficult road leading to a renewed recording career, nearly two thousand triumphant performances in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and a new nationally syndicated talk show. The millions of people who watched Donny grow up are now embracing the man whose life and career exemplify the classic values that so many now share.

A Hundred Little Flames

A Hundred Little Flames
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Author: Preeti Shenoy
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9386850427
Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown

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Why I am an Atheist and Other Works

Why I am an Atheist and Other Works
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Author: Bhagat Singh
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9789387022812
Release: 2019-10-29
Editor: Sristhi Publishers & Distributors

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Bhagat Singh is a name that became synonymous with revolution in India’s struggle for Independence. This young boy brought about a change in the way people thought about freedom. He was well read and fought extensively for rights – his own, his comrades’ and his countrymen’s. A discussion with a friend soon turned into a matter of self-assessment for Bhagat Singh, leading to a discourse on why he chose to be an atheist. Even in the face of death at a very young age, his uncanny observation leads to his putting forth some pertinent questions. On another occasion, he was disappointed with his father’s plea in court for his innocence and chose to write a letter to him. This book is a collection of eighteen of his valued writings from within the walls of prison and outside it, which show us the resolve in his words, and the bravery in his acts subsequently.

How Will You Measure Your Life Harvard Business Review Classics

How Will You Measure Your Life   Harvard Business Review Classics
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Author: Clayton M. Christensen
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781633692572
Release: 2017-01-17
Editor: Harvard Business Review Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In the spring of 2010, Harvard Business School’s graduating class asked HBS professor Clay Christensen to address them—but not on how to apply his principles and thinking to their post-HBS careers. The students wanted to know how to apply his wisdom to their personal lives. He shared with them a set of guidelines that have helped him find meaning in his own life, which led to this now-classic article. Although Christensen’s thinking is rooted in his deep religious faith, these are strategies anyone can use. Since 1922, Harvard Business Review has been a leading source of breakthrough ideas in management practice. The Harvard Business Review Classics series now offers you the opportunity to make these seminal pieces a part of your permanent management library. Each highly readable volume contains a groundbreaking idea that continues to shape best practices and inspire countless managers around the world.