The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
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The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

by Eckhart Tolle

About the book:  It's no wonder that The Power of Now has sold over 2 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over 30 foreign languages. Much more than simple principles and platitudes, the book takes readers on an inspiring spiritual journey to find their true and deepest self and reach the ultimate in personal growth and spirituality: the discovery of truth and light. In the first chapter, Tolle introduces readers to enlightenment and its natural enemy, the mind. He awakens readers to their role as a creator of pain and shows them how to have a pain-free identity by living fully in the present. The journey is thrilling, and along the way, the author shows how to connect to the indestructible essence of our Being, "the eternal, ever-present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death." Featuring a new preface by the author, this paperback shows that only after regaining awareness of Being, liberated from Mind and intensely in the Now, is there Enlightenment.

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How Google Works
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How Google Works

by Eric Schmidt,Jonathan Rosenberg

About the book:  Both Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg came to Google as seasoned Silicon Valley business executives, but over the course of a decade they came to see the wisdom in Coach John Wooden's observation that 'it's what you learn after you know it all that counts'. As they helped grow Google from a young start-up to a global icon, they relearned everything they knew about management. How Google Works is the sum of those experiences distilled into a fun, easy-to-read primer on corporate culture, strategy, talent, decision-making, communication, innovation, and dealing with disruption. The authors explain how the confluence of three seismic changes - the internet, mobile, and cloud computing - has shifted the balance of power from companies to consumers. The companies that will thrive in this ever-changing landscape will be the ones that create superior products and attract a new breed of multifaceted employees whom the authors dub 'smart creatives'. The management maxims ('Consensus requires dissension', 'Exile knaves but fight for divas', 'Think 10X, not 10%') are illustrated with previously unreported anecdotes from Google's corporate history. 'Back in 2010, Eric and I created an internal class for Google managers,' says Rosenberg. 'The class slides all read 'Google confidential' until an employee suggested we uphold the spirit of openness and share them with the world. This book codifies the recipe for our secret sauce: how Google innovates and how it empowers employees to succeed.'

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Delivering Happiness
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Delivering Happiness

by Tony Hsieh

About the book:  Pay brand-new employees $2,000 to quit Make customer service the responsibility of the entire company-not just a department Focus on company culture as the #1 priority Apply research from the science of happiness to running a business Help employees grow-both personally and professionally Seek to change the world Oh, and make money too . . . Sound crazy? It's all standard operating procedure at Zappos, the online retailer that's doing over $1 billion in gross merchandise sales annually. After debuting as the highest-ranking newcomer in Fortune magazine's annual "Best Companies to Work For" list in 2009, Zappos was acquired by Amazon in a deal valued at over $1.2 billion on the day of closing. In DELIVERING HAPPINESS, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh shares the different lessons he has learned in business and life, from starting a worm farm to running a pizza business, through LinkExchange, Zappos, and more. Fast-paced and down-to-earth, DELIVERING HAPPINESS shows how a very different kind of corporate culture is a powerful model for achieving success-and how by concentrating on the happiness of those around you, you can dramatically increase your own. To learn more about the book, go to www.deliveringhappinessbook.com.

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No Place to Hide
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No Place to Hide

by Glenn Greenwald

About the book:  THE INSIDE ACCOUNT OF THE EVENTS DOCUMENTED IN LAURA POITRAS'S CITIZENFOUR Glenn Greenwald's No Place to Hide is the story of one of the greatest national security leaks in US history. In June 2013, reporter and political commentator Glenn Greenwald published a series of reports in the Guardian which rocked the world. The reports revealed shocking truths about the extent to which the National Security Agency had been gathering information about US citizens and intercepting communication worldwide, and were based on documents leaked by former National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden to Greenwald. Including new revelations from documents entrusted to Greenwald by Snowden, this essential book tells the story of Snowden and the NSA and examines the far-reaching consequences of the government's surveillance program, both in the US and abroad. 'The first thing I do when I turn on the computer in the morning is go to Glenn Greenwald's blog. He is truly one of our greatest writers right now' Michael Moore 'The most important voice to have entered the political discourse in years' Bill Moyers Glenn Greenwald is the author of several US bestsellers, including How Would A Patriot Act?, and A Tragic Legacy. Acclaimed as one of the twenty-five most influential political commentators by The Atlantic, Greenwald is a former constitutional law and civil rights attorney. He has been a columnist for the Guardian since August 2012 and his work has appeared in numerous newspapers and political news magazines, including The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times.

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The Way of the Explorer
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The Way of the Explorer

by Dr. Edgar Mitchell

About the book:  The Way of the Explorer traces two remarkable journeys--one through space, and one through the mind. Together they fundamentally alter the way we understand the miracle and mystery of being, and ultimately reveal humankind's role in its own destiny.

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The Wolf of Wall Street
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The Wolf of Wall Street

by Jordan Belfort

About the book:  NOW AN AWARD-WINNING MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY MARTIN SCORSESE, STARRING LEONARDO DICAPRIO, MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY AND JONAH HILL. 'What separates Jordan's story from others like it, is the brutal honesty.' - Leonardo DiCaprio By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could, on drugs, sex, and international globe-trotting. From the binge that sunk a 170-foot motor yacht, crashed a Gulfstream jet, and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids who waited for him for at home, and the fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers who called him king and did his bidding, here, in his own inimitable words, is the story of the ill-fated genius they called... THE WOLF OF WALL STREET In the 1990s Jordan Belfort, former kingpin of the notorious investment firm Stratton Oakmont, became one of the most infamous names in American finance: a brilliant, conniving stock-chopper who led his merry mob on a wild ride out of the canyons of Wall Street and into a massive office on Long Island. In this astounding and hilarious tell-all autobiography, Belfort narrates a story of greed, power, and excess no one could invent - the story of an ordinary guy who went from hustling Italian ices at sixteen to making hundreds of millions. Until it all came crashing down.

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American sniper
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American sniper

by Chris Kyle,Scott McEwen,Jim DeFelice

About the book:  Tra il 1999 e il 2009 Chris Kyle, membro dei Navy SEAL degli Stati Uniti, ha fatto registrare il più alto numero di uccisioni a opera di uno sniper di tutta la storia militare americana. I suoi compagni d'armi, che ha protetto con precisione letale dall'alto dei tetti e da altre postazioni invisibili durante la guerra in Iraq, lo chiamavano «la Leggenda». Per i nemici, invece, era semplicemente al-Shaitan Ramadi, il diavolo di Ramadi, sul cui capo avevano posto una consistente taglia. Texano di nascita, Chris impara a sparare da ragazzo, andando a caccia con il padre. Dopo aver fatto il cowboy e aver partecipato a diversi rodei, decide di arruolarsi nei SEAL e viene subito catapultato in prima linea nella «guerra al terrore» intrapresa dall'amministrazione Bush dopo l'11 settembre 2001. Qui scopre la sua passione per il fucile e dimostra un temerario altruismo nell'esporsi al pericolo quando c'è da tirar fuori qualcuno dai guai. American Sniper è l'autobiografia di un guerriero che rimpiange di non aver ucciso più nemici, ma, al tempo stesso, non nasconde la drammaticità dell'esperienza bellica, il dolore inflitto e patito, l'opacità degli interessi politici ed economici in gioco. Il racconto delle sue imprese si intreccia alle pagine dedicate alle vicende più strettamente private: il fidanzamento, il matrimonio, la paternità e i pesanti tributi che la sua attività impone alle persone che lo amano e gli vivono accanto. Sino alla sofferta decisione di congedarsi, per diventare «un bravo papà e un buon marito», e per aiutare, in aperta polemica con l'ipocrisia e l'ingratitudine della società statunitense nei confronti di chi ha combattuto in suo nome, i reduci in difficoltà e abbandonati a se stessi. Sopravvissuto a battaglie, imboscate e trappole di ogni genere, Chris Kyle troverà prematuramente la morte proprio per mano di un giovane veterano afflitto da disturbo da stress post-traumatico un anno dopo l'uscita dell'edizione originale di questo libro: avvincente e indimenticabile, il magistrale racconto di Kyle è diventato una sorta di testamento postumo, destinato a restare come uno dei più grandi memoir bellici dei nostri tempi. CHRIS KYLE (1974-2013), capo del Team Three dei SEAL, è stato insignito di due Silver Star e di cinque Bronze Star al Valore. Dopo quattro turni di combattimento in Iraq è diventato istruttore capo, con il compito di addestrare squadre di sniper per le forze speciali della Marina. È autore di American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms. È stato ucciso in tragiche circostanze nel 2013.

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The Day After Roswell
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The Day After Roswell

by Philip Corso

About the book:  Since 1947, the mysterious crash of an unidentified aircraft at Roswell, New Mexico, has fueled a firestorm of speculation and controversy with no conclusive evidence of its extraterrestrial origin -- until now. Colonel Philip J. Corso (Ret.), a member of President Eisenhower's National Security Council and former head of the Foreign Technology Desk at the U.S. Army's Research & Development department, has come forward to tell the whole explosive story. Backed by documents newly declassified through the Freedom of Information Act, Colonel Corso reveals for the first time his personal stewardship of alien artifacts from the crash, and discloses the U.S. government's astonishing role in the Roswell incident: what was found, the cover-up, and how these alien artifacts changed the course of 20th century history.

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Ending Aging
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Ending Aging

by Aubrey de Grey,Michael Rae

About the book:  MUST WE AGE? A long life in a healthy, vigorous, youthful body has always been one of humanity's greatest dreams. Recent progress in genetic manipulations and calorie-restricted diets in laboratory animals hold forth the promise that someday science will enable us to exert total control over our own biological aging. Nearly all scientists who study the biology of aging agree that we will someday be able to substantially slow down the aging process, extending our productive, youthful lives. Dr. Aubrey de Grey is perhaps the most bullish of all such researchers. As has been reported in media outlets ranging from 60 Minutes to The New York Times, Dr. de Grey believes that the key biomedical technology required to eliminate aging-derived debilitation and death entirely—technology that would not only slow but periodically reverse age-related physiological decay, leaving us biologically young into an indefinite future—is now within reach. In Ending Aging, Dr. de Grey and his research assistant Michael Rae describe the details of this biotechnology. They explain that the aging of the human body, just like the aging of man-made machines, results from an accumulation of various types of damage. As with man-made machines, this damage can periodically be repaired, leading to indefinite extension of the machine's fully functional lifetime, just as is routinely done with classic cars. We already know what types of damage accumulate in the human body, and we are moving rapidly toward the comprehensive development of technologies to remove that damage. By demystifying aging and its postponement for the nonspecialist reader, de Grey and Rae systematically dismantle the fatalist presumption that aging will forever defeat the efforts of medical science.

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Mundus Furiosus
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Mundus Furiosus

by Giulio Tremonti

About the book:  Mundus furiosus: così si chiamava l'Europa nel Cinquecento, dopo la scoperta delle Americhe e l'avvento rivoluzionario degli sterminati «spazi atlantici». Di nuovo furiosus è il mondo di oggi: dalla crisi della finanza alle migrazioni di massa, dalle macchine digitali che distruggono il ceto medio rubandogli il lavoro alle nuove guerre «coloniali », dalla rete che, nonostante le apparenze, erode le basi della democrazia e della gerarchia trasformandole in anarchia ai nuovi emergenti tribuni politici. Scritto da chi conosce molto bene gli interna corporis della finanza e della politica internazionale, questo è il primo libro che spiega dall'interno anche le cause profonde della crisi dell'Europa, dominata dalla tirannia della stupidità. E la cui classe dirigente fa ciò che non dovrebbe fare, ad esempio il bail-in, e non fa invece ciò che dovrebbe e potrebbe fare, contro la crisi e contro le migrazioni. Come sul ponte del Titanic fino al tramonto dell'ultimo giorno ci si attardava sulle chaises longues nelle solite chiacchiere, così l'ultima legge «comunitaria» contiene ancora, imperterrita, regole in materia di basilico e di rosmarino, di salvia fresca e di preparati per il risotto. Sarà comunque il 23 giugno di quest'anno, con il referendum inglese, a suonare la sveglia. Comunque vada, dentro o fuori l'Inghilterra dall'Unione europea, niente potrà infatti essere più come prima e come adesso. Demolire il castello medievale delle regole europee che ci soffocano e ci spiazzano nella competizione globale, limitare lo strapotere della finanza, a partire dal bail-in, fermare la massa delle migrazioni: su tutto il libro contiene idee e indicazioni molto concrete per bloccare la dis-«Unione» europea, magari trasformando la cosiddetta «Unione» in una «Confederazione» tra Stati sovrani. In pagine acute, scritte sulla base di una conoscenza profonda di fatti e persone, Giulio Tremonti modula la sua riflessione «non ortodossa» sugli scenari presenti e futuri al ritmo alternato della «paura» e della «speranza», tra il mundus furiosus che da fuori e da dentro si sta sviluppando in Europa, e di qui in Italia, e il forse ancora possibile prevalere dell'ordine sul disordine e della ragione sulla follia. Giulio Tremonti è professore universitario e membro del Senato della Repubblica, dove è componente della Commissione Affari Esteri. Ha avuto incarichi pubblici in Italia e all'estero. Ha scritto libri di diritto, economia e politica e articoli sui più importanti giornali europei; ha tenuto e tiene conferenze nelle principali università del mondo, inclusa la Scuola centrale del Partito Comunista cinese. Da Mondadori ha pubblicato: Il fantasma della povertà (1995), Rischi fatali (2005), La paura e la speranza (2008) e Bugie e verità (2014).

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Uscita di sicurezza
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Uscita di sicurezza

by Giulio Tremonti

About the book:  "Un'analisi spietata del capitalismo globale" Corriere della Sera

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La paura e la speranza
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La paura e la speranza

by Giulio Tremonti

About the book:  Con un'analisi sferzante e autorevole, questo libro ci racconta le cause della situazione attuale ma cerca anche di indicare una strada percorribile per superare questo momento, per vincere la paura e tornare alla speranza.

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My Way. Berlusconi si racconta a Friedman (VINTAGE)
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My Way. Berlusconi si racconta a Friedman (VINTAGE)

by Alan Friedman

About the book:  Il libro sulla vita dell’uomo più amato e odiato d’Italia: con Friedman Berlusconi si confessa, dalle vicende giudiziarie alla guerra con la magistratura, dalle donne all’amarezza delle sconfitte. Dagli anni Sessanta con Milano 2 agli Ottanta delle televisioni, dal Milan alla politica fino agli intrighi tessuti da Angela Merkel e Nicolas Sarkozy nel tentativo di far cadere Berlusconi.

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Ammazziamo il Gattopardo
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Ammazziamo il Gattopardo

by Alan Friedman

About the book:  “Forse non sembra, ma questo è un libro d’amore. Un libro d’amore per l’Italia e per gli italiani. Un libro che a qualcuno sembrerà troppo duro e a qualcun altro non abbastanza. Qualcuno potrà offendersi.Ma oggi l’Italia è davvero davanti a un bivio. I prossimi mesi, i prossimi anni determineranno la sua capacità di rinascere e rinnovarsi. Oppure no.”

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Verso la scelta vegetariana
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Verso la scelta vegetariana

by Umberto Veronesi,Mario Pappagallo

About the book:  ePub: FL0996; PDF: FL1691

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