- The Discomfort Zone
The Discomfort Zone is Jonathan Franzen's tale of growing up afraid of spiders, school dances, urinals, music teachers, boomerangs, popular girls and his parents. It's also a portrait of a middle-class family weathering the turbulence of the 1970s, and a vivid personal history of the decades in which America turned away from its mid-century idealism and became a more polarized society. Whether he's writing about the explosive dynamics of a Christian youth fellowship in the 1970s, the effects of Kafka's fiction on his own protracted quest to lose his virginity or the web of connections between birdwatching, his all-consuming marriage and the problem of global warming, Franzen's recounting of a mid-western youth and a New York adulthood is warmed by the same blend of comic scrutiny and affection that characterize his fiction. Funny, insightful and daringly honest, The Discomfort Zone is Jonathan Franzen at his most engaging.
- Pilates over 50: Longer, Leaner, Stronger, Younger
Pilates is regarded as an ideal exercise regime for the over 50s, due to its low-impact exercises that ensure joints remain flexible and general mobility is increased. The routines in this book combine low-impact exercises with resistance training and weight-bearing exercise, which is crucial for building and maintaining bone density to ensure osteoporosis doesn't set in after menopause. The benefits of Pilates for more mature people include: flexible joints and a strong back to take the years off you; toned and lengthened arms, shoulders, legs, abdominals and buttocks so your clothes hang well - whatever your size; improved suppleness and grace; and improved bone density for long-term health benefits. With a case study of one of Lesley Ackland's mature clients who has used her routines to alleviate age-related health problems such as arthritis, postural difficulties and bone density problems, "Pilates Over 50" is a comprehensive guide to looking and feeling younger.
- The White Spider
A classic of mountaineering literature, this is the story of the harrowing first ascent of the North Face of the Eiger, the most legendary and terrifying climb in history. Heinrich Harrer, author of `Seven Years in Tibet' and one of the twentieth century's greatest mountaineers, was part of the team that finally conquered the Eiger's fearsome North Face in 1938. It was a landmark expedition that pitted the explorers against treacherous conditions and the limits of human endurance, and which many have since tried - and failed - to emulate. Armed with an intimate knowledge that comes only from first-hand experience of climbing the Eiger, Harrer gives a gripping account of physical daring and mental resilience. A new introduction by Joe Simpson, author of `Touching the Void', confirms the lasting relevance of this true adventure classic.
- Carte routière : USA (en anglais)
A detailed physical map of the USA, extending from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast and from the Canadian border in the north to Mexico and the Caribbean in the south. Useful features include detailed city maps of New York, Washington, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Seattle, Miami, Denver, Las Vegas and Chicago, essential travel connections guide and distance chart. Comprehensive place name index to towns, villages and places of interest are presented on the reverse of the map. 4
- Leadership Wisdom From The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
In this eagerly awaited sequel to the phenomenal national bestseller The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, leadership guru and renowned professional speaker Robin S. Sharma shares a remarkable step-by-step system that will transform the way you lead your team and renew trust, commitment and hope within your organization. With masterful insight and brilliant simplicity, Sharma has distilled timeless wisdom for visionary leadership into a series of immensely practical lessons that leaders, managers and entrepreneurs can immediately apply to boost morale, liberate loyalty and send productivity soaring in these topsy-turvy times.
Unique among leadership books in content as well as in its parable format, Leadership Wisdom continues with the adventures of the now-famous Julian Mantle, a corporate high-flyer who, after suffering an almost fatal heart attack, journeys to an ancient culture of sages living deep within the Himalayas in search of their time-honoredsuccess principles for leadership in business-and in life. In a tale that will inspire, entertain and enlighten, Julian discovers 8 universal leadership truths that will allow you to become the kind of visionary leader who captures the hearts and imaginations of your people while guiding your organization to all-new levels of performance in this wildly uncertain age. In this groundbreaking book, you will learn:
o The Rituals of Visionary Leaderso Powerful Principles for Change Managemento The Timeless Laws of Human Relations and High-trust Teamso Leadership Truths to Energize, Encourageand Inspire Employeeso Simple Lessons for Self-renewal, Stress Mastery and Personal Leadership o Wisdom to Cultivate Creativity, Character and Spirit at Work
In the groundbreaking national bestseller The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, internationally respected author and speaker Robin S. Sharma showed us a powerful way to dramatically improve the quality of our personal and professional lives based on timeless success principles form both the East and the West. In doing so, he helped many thousands and sparked a phenomenon.
Now, in Leadership Wisdom, his much-awaited follow-up, Sharma has a new mission: to help you become the kind of visionary leader you deserve to be and transform your business into an organization that thrives in this age of dizzying change. With deep insight and compelling examples, this truly innovative thinker shares an ageless yet eminently practical blueprint for effective leadership that is certain to manifest the highest human gifts of the people you lead and unlock loyalty, commitment and creativity in the process.
Written as an easy to read and highly entertaining fable, Leadership Wisdom is the powerful story of Julian Mantle, a hard-driving corporate player who, after suffering a massive heart attack one Monday morning, decides to embark on an odyssey to the Himalayas in search of the great truths for effective leadership in business and in life. In a tale that will change the way you think about leadership forever, Julian discovers eight timeless rituals practicedby every truly visionary leader, eight rituals that you, as a leader seeking to excel in these information-crazed times, can easily use to energize your team and elevate your entire organization to world-class levels of productivity, performance and passion.
Leadership Wisdom is a unique treasure of a book that will awaken the fullness of your leadership potential, transform your company and deeply enrich the quality of your professional as well as your personal life.