The 85% Solution

How Personal Accountability Guarantees Success -- No Nonsense, No Excuses
Author: Linda Galindo
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
ISBN: 9780470535523
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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A guide to personal accountability-the fundamental key to leadership success With the toughest economic downturn in recent history, the issue of accountability has taken center stage. However accountability is often confused with punishment, fault, blame and guilt. In this book, the author argues that the only true accountability is "personal accountability" and the only way to achieve it is to take responsibility for the outcomes of your choices, behaviors and actions. The 85% Solution reveals that to be truly accountable, leaders must accept no less than 85% of the responsibility for the outcomes of your actions; Empower themselves to take the risks and actions you must in order to get what they want; and Show they are willing to answer for the outcomes that result from their choices and actions. Offers a practical guide to personal accountability and reveals how this leads to personal and business success Guides readers to take the risks and actions to reach their goals Contains self-assessments for determining personal accountability index The author is an experienced consultant who works with organizations, teams, and individuals to improve their personal and work lives.

The Alzheimer's Solution

A revolutionary guide to how you can prevent and reverse memory loss
Author: Dean Sherzai,Ayesha Sherzai
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471162796
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 400
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THE HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL, PROVEN PROGRAMME FOR REVERSING THE SYMPTOMS OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE Alzheimer's Disease affects over 47 million people worldwide but 90 per cent of cases can be prevented. Based on the largest clinical study to date, The Alzheimer's Solution, by leading neurologists and Alzheimer's specialists Drs Dean and Ayesha Sherzai, provides the essential practical tools you and your family need to reverse the symptoms and prevent cognitive decline. Alzheimer's disease isn't a genetic inevitability and a diagnosis doesn’t need to spell the end. Ninety per cent of us can avoid getting it and for the 10 per cent with strong genetic risk, the disease can be delayed by 10 to 15 years. This is based on the remarkable results Dr Dean Sherzai and Dr Ayesha Sherzai have seen in their own clinic. This much-needed revolutionary book provides: *The groundbreaking and successful programme for the treatment of Alzheimer's *A practical 5-part plan for reversing and preventing Alzheimer's, covering food, sleep, exercise, stress-management and activities that keep your brain healthy *A questionnaire for assessing your risk level and daily guides for optimising your brain's health *Delicious and simple brain-healthy recipes for you and the family to enjoy Praise for The Alzheimer's Solution: 'The Sherzais' research is changing the landscape of neurodegenerative diseases as well as the outcomes for thousands of patients.' Dr Keith Black, Chairman of the Neurosurgery Department and Director of the Maxine Dunitz Neurological Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center 'A very important book.' Dr Dilip Jeste, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine 'The Alzheimer’s Solution supplies everything you need to know about the prevention of this disease' Dr Joel Fuhrman, New York Times best-selling author of Super Immunity, Eat to Live and The End of Diabetes, President, Nutritional Research Foundation 'This [is a] thorough, thoughtful, empowering, and timely book…Every family should own, and apply, The Alzheimer’s Solution.' Dr David Katz, founding director of Yale University's Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, founder and president of the True Health Initiative, and author of Disease-Proof

Wilful Blindness

Why We Ignore the Obvious
Author: Margaret Heffernan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847377718
Category: Self-Help
Page: 400
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In the 2006 case of the US Government vs Enron, the presiding judge instructed the jurors to take account of the concept of wilful blindness as they reached their verdict about whether the chief executives of the disgraced energy corporation were guilty. It was not enough for the defendants to say that they did not know what was going on; that they had not seen anything. If they failed to observe the corruption which was unfolding before their very eyes, not knowing was no defence. The guilty verdict sent shivers down the spine of the corporate world. In this book, distinguished business woman and writer, Margaret Heffernan, examines the phenomenon of wilful blindness. Drawing on a wide array of sources from psychological studies and social statistics to interviews with the relevant protagonists she examines what it is about human nature which makes us so prone to wilful blindness. Taught from infancy to obey authority, and absorbing the importance of selective vision as a key social skill, humans exacerbate their tendency to become institutionalised by joining organisations which are run by like-minded people. Wilful Blindness looks at how hard-work and the information overload of the modern workplace add to the problem. And examines why whistleblowers and Cassandras are so very rare. Ranging freely through history and from business to science, government to the family, this engaging and anecdotal book will explain why wilful blindness is so dangerous in the globalised, interconnected world in which we live, before suggesting ways in which institutions and individuals can start to combat it. In the tradition of Malcolm Gladwell and Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Margaret Heffernan's thought provoking book will force open our eyes.

The Federalist Papers


Author: Alexander Hamilton,John Jay,James Madison
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775454991
Category: Political Science
Page: 654
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Perhaps the most essential distillation of the Founders' vision of America, The Federalist Papers consist of a series of 85 essays in favor of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Attributed to Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison, the essays tackle an array of topics that are just as relevant today as they were more than 200 years ago, including human rights, republican governance, the proper scope and jurisdiction of a federal government, and much more.

Keys to Solution in Brief Therapy


Author: Steve De Shazer
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393700046
Category: Psychology
Page: 188
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This book describes a general view of solutions and how they work and of related specific procedures that have been developed during 15 years of doing and studying brief therapy.

The Crossover


Author: Kwame Alexander
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544107713
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 237
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A middle-grade novel in verse follows the experiences of twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan, who struggle with challenges on and off the court while their father ignores his declining health. 20,000 first printing.

The Subprime Solution

How Today's Global Financial Crisis Happened, and what to Do about it
Author: Robert J. Shiller
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691156328
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 196
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A best-selling economist reveals the origins of the subprime mortgage crisis and puts forward bold measures to resolve it by restructuring the institutional foundations of the financial system in a thoughtful study by the author of Irrational Exuberance. First serial, The Atlantic.

The Diet Trap Solution

Train Your Brain to Lose Weight and Keep It Off for Good
Author: Judith S. Beck,Deborah Beck Busis
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1781805962
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 256
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Most diet programmes work at first. We lose a few pounds in a few weeks, but then life happens and the bad habits and the weight return. In this invaluable book, Judith Beck PhD offers the solution to break free from these common diet traps and keep the weight off for life. Judith Beck explains that when it comes to losing weight, it's not just about what we eat – it's also about how we think. To consistently eat differently, we must learn to think differently. Diets fail us because they don't offer effective strategies for overcoming the common traps – emotional eating, social pressure, dining out – that can derail us. Now, she and her daughter, Deborah Beck Busis, share the techniques they have successfully used with thousands of clients, revealing exactly how to overcome the thoughts and behaviours that have been holding you back. With The Diet Trap Solution, readers on any diet can learn to identify their specific diet traps, prepare for their personal triggers and create action plans to strengthen their 'resistance muscle' – making losing weight easy, sustainable and enjoyable.

Alcoholics Anonymous

The Story of How More Than One Hundred Men Have Recovered from Alcoholism
Author: Alcoholics Anonymous
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781258461805
Category:
Page: 410
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The Beck Diet Solution

Train Your Brain to Think Like a Thin Person
Author: Judith S. Beck, PhD
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062301497
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: N.A
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Presents a six-week program to help readers stick with their diet, lose weight, and keep the weight off, explaining how to use the principles of cognitive therapy to eliminate negative thinking patterns and behaviors that lead to dieting failures.

Templates for the Solution of Linear Systems

Building Blocks for Iterative Methods
Author: Richard Barrett,Michael W. Berry,Tony F. Chan,James Demmel,June Donato,Jack Dongarra,Victor Eijkhout,Roldan Pozo,Charles Romine,Henk van der Vorst
Publisher: SIAM
ISBN: 9781611971538
Category: Mathematics
Page: 112
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In this book, which focuses on the use of iterative methods for solving large sparse systems of linear equations, templates are introduced to meet the needs of both the traditional user and the high-performance specialist. Templates, a description of a general algorithm rather than the executable object or source code more commonly found in a conventional software library, offer whatever degree of customization the user may desire. Templates offer three distinct advantages: they are general and reusable; they are not language specific; and they exploit the expertise of both the numerical analyst, who creates a template reflecting in-depth knowledge of a specific numerical technique, and the computational scientist, who then provides "value-added" capability to the general template description, customizing it for specific needs. For each template that is presented, the authors provide: a mathematical description of the flow of algorithm; discussion of convergence and stopping criteria to use in the iteration; suggestions for applying a method to special matrix types; advice for tuning the template; tips on parallel implementations; and hints as to when and why a method is useful.

The H* Factor Solution

Homocysteine, the Best Single Indicator of Whether You Are Likely to Live Long Or Die Young
Author: James Braly
Publisher: Readhowyouwant
ISBN: 9781458748201
Category: Medical
Page: 420
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THE H-FACTOR SOLUTION: Homocysteine is the Best Single Indicator of Whether You Are Likely to Live Long or Die Young. Staying healthy, happy, clearheaded, and full of energy into old age - this is what we all want. But insuring that we do depends on how well we can ''read'' the state of our health. What if there was a single test that could do that, as well as point the way to a super healthy future? Fortunately, there is. This test measures your level of homocysteine, an amino acid that is found naturally in the blood. High levels of homocysteine, or a high ''H score,'' predicts your risk of more than 100 diseases and medical conditions, including Alzheimer's disease, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and depression. In fact, it is even more accurate than a cholesterol reading for predicting the risk of a heart attack or stroke. It also is the single best functional indicator of folate, B12, and B6 vitamin status. When homocysteine is high, one or more of these vitamins is low. Moreover, elevated homocysteine is an excellent biological marker for glutathione, SAMe, L-cysteine, and methyl donor deficiencies; when homocysteine is high, one or more of these critical anti-aging, health-promoting natural body chemicals is deficient. In The H-Factor Solution, best-selling authors Dr. James Braly and Patrick Holford clearly explain what factors contribute to a high H score and how you can go about dramatically lowering your level to a risk-free range with simple dietary changes and nutrient supplementation. They also describe exciting advancements in laboratory testing and provide a clear definition of the optimal range for homocysteine. Based on groundbreaking research, this informative book is your guide to a super healthy H score. Knowing your score and taking the appropriate steps to lower it and keep it low can add quality years to your life.

Democratizing Innovation


Author: Eric von Hippel
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262002744
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 204
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The process of user-centered innovation: how it can benefit both users and manufacturers and how its emergence will bring changes in business models and public policy.

The Multifidus Back Pain Solution

Simple Exercises That Target the Muscles That Count
Author: Jim Johnson
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781572242784
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 132
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Based on breakthrough results from the newest scientifically proven research, this guide offers back-pain sufferers real relief--simple exercises that target the exact muscles that have been newly identified to be the source of most back pain. If you are one of the millions who suffer from recurring back pain, and have found that your attempts at complicated and time-consuming exercise programs and treatments have not helped, it's time to learn the simple techniques that strengthen the specific muscles that are at the root of your pain. Start living free from pain now! When physical therapist Jim Johnson reviewed the back-pain studies in peer-reviewed medical journals published over the past fifteen years, he found that the research suggested that a specific set of muscles played a key role in a great majority of back-pain incidences. The results showed that most back-pain sufferers have undeveloped multifidus (mull-tiff-i-dus) muscles. These muscles connect the spinal vertebrae together and play a subtle, but critical, role in bending and twisting motions of the back. If they are weak, inflamed, or in spasm, they can cause chronic back pain. In response to these findings, Johnson devised a simple series of exercises that focus on strengthening the multifidus muscles--and had fabulous results in reducing back pain for a variety of patients.

The Stress Solution

The 4 Steps to Reset Your Body, Mind, Relationships and Purpose
Author: Rangan Chatterjee
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241317959
Category: Self-Help
Page: 272
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**From the author of the Sunday Times bestselling The 4 Pillar Plan** "Small changes make a big difference - we can all benefit from reading this" - Jamie Oliver "Dr Chatterjee tackles stress through clear explanations and immediately actionable advice" - Matthew Walker, bestselling author of Why We Sleep "It's thought that between 70 and 90% of GP consultations are related to stress" This has to change. Dr Rangan Chatterjee knows this better than anyone. As a practising GP he's seen first-hand how stress affects his patients and has found simple but effective methods to help them. Now he's on a mission to show that combatting stress is easier than you think. He shows how a small change in the way you approach your BODY MIND RELATIONSHIPS PURPOSE can help you lead a more fulfilled, calmer life. In The Stress Solution, Rangan offers simple and achievable interventions to help you re-set your life, offering simple tools for how to cope with modern-life, including: · How to design your morning routine effectively · How to keep a touch diary · How to mute your digital world and make maoi mates · How to eat the alphabet Packed with personal accounts and patient cases, this book will become your blueprint on how to live stress-free in the modern world. "Life's constant pressures can get to much. This book will help you stay calm and sane in this chaotic, busy world" - Amelia Freer, author of Cook. Nourish. Glow

Dirty Genes

A Breakthrough Program to Treat the Root Cause of Illness and Optimize Your Health
Author: Ben Lynch
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062698206
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 384
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Instant National Bestseller After suffering for years with unexplainable health issues, Dr. Ben Lynch discovered the root cause—“dirty” genes. Genes can be “born dirty” or merely “act dirty” in response to your environment, diet, or lifestyle—causing lifelong, life-threatening, and chronic health problems, including cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disorders, anxiety, depression, digestive issues, obesity, cancer, and diabetes. Based on his own experience and successfully helping thousands of clients, Dr. Lynch shows you how to identify and optimize both types of dirty genes by cleaning them up with targeted and personalized plans, including healthy eating, good sleep, stress relief, environmental detox, and other holistic and natural means. Many of us believe our genes doom us to the disorders that run in our families. But Dr. Lynch reveals that with the right plan in place, you can eliminate symptoms, and optimize your physical and mental health—and ultimately rewrite your genetic destiny.

The Anxiety Solution

A Quieter Mind, a Calmer You
Author: Chloe Brotheridge
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1405930691
Category: Self-Help
Page: 256
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The Anxiety Solution is your guide to being a calmer, happier and more confident you. _____________ 'Remarkable, pioneering, could change your life' Daily Mail 'I know what it's like to be stuck in a cycle of anxiety. I used to feel as though fear and worry were a permanent part of who I was . . . but I'm here to tell you that it doesn't have to be this way. The truth is, your natural state is one of calmness and confidence - and I'm going to teach you how to get there.' This is a book for anyone experiencing anxiety - at home, in school or at work, in social situations or on their own - one that will benefit everyone from worried mums to stressed teens. The Anxiety Solution is a simple and inspiring guide to reducing anxiety from former sufferer and qualified clinical hypnotherapist, Chloe Brotheridge. Chloe will help you understand why we feel anxious and will equip you with techniques to help manage the symptoms and start living a happier, more confident life. Based on the latest scientific research and her unique programme which has already helped hundreds of clients, The Anxiety Solution will show you how to regain control of your life. If you want to spend less time worrying - whether it is social media pressure, perfectionism or fear of failure - this book is the solution for you. You'll be surprised how quickly you can be back in control and able to enjoy your life once again. The Anxiety Solution is your roadmap to a calmer, happier and more confident you.

Learning to Improve

How America's Schools Can Get Better at Getting Better
Author: Anthony S. Bryk,Louis M. Gomez,Alicia Grunow,Paul G. LeMahieu
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
ISBN: 9781612507927
Category: Education
Page: 280
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In Learning to Improve, the authors argue for a new approach to education reform that leverages “networked improvement communities” to address high school dropout rates and other core concerns.