The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs: Insanely Different Principles for Breakthrough Success September 24, 2010Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Management & Organization.
Tags: Apple, Business, carmine gallo, Innovation, iPod, Leaders, Leadership, mac, Principles, public presentations
The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs
Insanely Different Principles for Breakthrough Success
A “THINK DIFFERENT” APPROACH TO INNOVATION– Based on the Seven Guiding Principles of Apple CEO Steve Jobs
In his acclaimed bestseller The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs author Carmine Gallo laid out a simple step-by-step program of powerful tools and proven techniques inspired by Steve Jobs’s legendary presentations. Now, he shares the Apple CEO’s most famous, most original, and most effective strategies for sparking true creativity–and real innovation–in any workplace.
Learn how to RETHINK your business, REINVENT your products, and REVITALIZE your vision of success–the Steve Jobs way.
When it comes to innovation, Apple CEO Steve Jobs is legendary. His company slogan “Think Different” is more than a marketing tool. It’s a way of life–a powerful, positive, game-changing approach to innovation that anyone can apply to any field of endeavor.
These are the Seven Principles of Innovation, inspired by the master himself:
- Do What You Love.
Think differently about your career.
- Put a Dent in the Universe.
Think differently about your vision.
- Kick Start Your Brain.
Think differently about how you think.
- Sell Dreams, Not Products.
Think differently about your customers.
- Say No to 1,000 Things.
Think differently about design.
- Create Insanely Great Experiences.
Think differently about your brand experience.
- Master the Message.
Think differently about your story.
By following Steve Jobs’s visionary example, you’ll discover exciting new ways to unlock your creative potential and to foster an environment that encourages innovation and allows it to flourish. You’ll learn how to match—and beat—the most powerful competitors, develop the most revolutionary products, attract the most loyal customers, and thrive in the most challenging times. Bestselling business journalist Carmine Gallo has interviewed hundreds of successful professionals–from CEOs, managers, and entrepreneurs to teachers, consultants, and stay-at-home moms—to get to the core of Steve Jobs’s innovative philosophies. These are the simple, meaningful, and attainable principles that drive us all to “Think Different.” These are The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs.
“Steve Jobs has reinvented music distribution, the mobile telephone, and book publishing. You might want to take a look at how someone creates multi-billion dollar ideas, and turns them into multi-billion dollar products that everyone loves and admires. This book is not an option. Buy it now, bank it tomorrow.” – Jeffrey Gitomer, author of The Little Red Book of Selling
“In The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs, Carmine Gallo captures the true mindset of Jobs and Apple. This book is not just for the techie and marketing crowd, although they will gain valuable insight that can be applied to their worlds. It is also for anyone who loves technology and wants to understand how to createsimple devices that are easy to use and can impact our lives.” – Tim Bajarin, president, Creative Strategies, Inc.
About the Author
Carmine Gallo (Pleasanton, CA) is the author of Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs, and has been a featured contributor to major Web sites including Businessweek.com, MSNBC, Military.com, Always On, AOL and Yahoo Finance. Carmine personally coaches leading executives for: Keynote speeches, media interviews, investor presentations, IPO road shows, product launches, book tours, conference speeches & panels, public presentations of any type.
TheStreet: Interview with Carmine Gallo. To read, please click HERE
TheStreet.Mobi: 4 Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs. To read, please click HERE
Feature article on Director by Carmine Gallo: Steve Jobs and the power of association. To read, please click HERE
Business Insider: Slide show featuring principles from The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs. View Slide Show
UK Magazine Director posts an extraction from The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs. View Article
IT Business Edge mentioned The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs and The Presentation of Steve Jobs in connection with using Job’s own skills to find a suitable CEO successor, to read, please click HERE
Baseline ran a gallery based on the seven principles in the book, which went live on Oct 6. To view, please click HERE
- The Ladders.com: Article on How to reinvent your career the Steve Jobs way by Carmine Gall, Nov. 1. To read, please click HERE
- IndustryWeek: Interview with Carmine Gallo, Nov. 17. To read, please click HERE
- Work Integrity Blog: A post by Carmine Gallo, Nov. 7. To read, please HERE
- Hot Sauce!, blog about entrepreneurial secrets, posted a blog article about the concepts in the book, Nov. 2. To read, please click HERE
- The Star Online: Article by Roshan Thiran “Putting a dent in the universe” Jan. 15. To read, please click HERE
- Carmine Gallo’s interview on BFM89.9, Feb. 19. To listen, please click HERE
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What I Didn’t Learn in Business School: How Strategy Works in the Real World September 24, 2010Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Management & Organization.
Tags: Business School, consultancy, Jay Barney, MBA, Patricia Gorman Clifford, Strategy, Talent Management, Technology
Authors: Jay Barney, Patricia Gorman Clifford
©2011 | 1st Edition | 288 pages , Hardcover
Pub Date: October 2010
Price: US$ 25.95
Meet John Downs. He’s a new MBA graduate who’s landed a job with a strategy consultancy. His engagement team is on a mission: help HGS Inc., a specialty chemicals firm, define and execute a strategy for exploiting a textile technology the company developed.
John and his team deploy state-of-the-art strategy tools to analyze the attractiveness of potential markets for the technology. But they soon realize the tools don’t help them grapple with the human side of strategy–including political forces swirling within HGS. Everyone involved in the engagement is biased and insecure, brilliant and hardworking, selfish and lazy, loyal and dedicated.
John and his cohorts aren’t “real”–What I Didn’t Learn in Business School is a business novel. But they’re realistic: they’re just like us. Their story reveals the limitations of strategy tools and demonstrates tactics for navigating the messy, human dynamics that can make or break a company’s strategy efforts.
This engaging book uses the power of story to present potent lessons for anyone seeking to excel at strategy management. It’s a compelling read–whether you’re an MBA grad struggling to apply what you learned or in the fray and eager to see what MBAs get wrong when they land in the real world.
About the Author
Jay Barney is a professor of management at the Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business. He has published numerous articles in strategy and management journals, as well as five bestselling textbooks on strategy. Trish Clifford is formerly the Director of Global Strategy Learning at McKinsey & Company, and now spends her time in private practice working with mid- and upper-level managers in a variety of companies to strengthen strategic capabilities through a tailored mix of consulting, workshops, experiential learning, asynchronous and classroom learning. She works throughout the US, Asia, and Europe.
Disrupting Class, Expanded Edition: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns September 24, 2010Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Management & Organization.
Tags: Christensen Thinkers50, Education, Harvard, innovate, Innovation, inspiration, inspire, inspiring, Latter Day Saints, lead, manage, management, managing, motivate, Motivation, The McKinsey Way
Authors: Christensen, Clayton; Johnson, Curtis W.; Horn, Michael B.
©2011 | 2nd Edition | 272 pages , Hardcover
Pub Date: October 2010
Price: US$ 34.95
Clay Christensen’s groundbreaking bestselling work in education now updated and expanded, including a new chapter on Christensen’s seminal “Jobs to Be Done” theory applied to education.
According to recent studies in neuroscience, the way we learn doesn’t always match up with the way we are taught. If we hope to stay competitive-academically, economically, and technologically-we need to rethink our understanding of intelligence, reevaluate our educational system, and reinvigorate our commitment to learning. In other words, we need “disruptive innovation.”
Now, in his long-awaited new book, Clayton M. Christensen and coauthors Michael B. Horn and Curtis W. Johnson take one of the most important issues of our time-education-and apply Christensen’s now-famous theories of “disruptive” change using a wide range of real-life examples. Whether you’re a school administrator, government official, business leader, parent, teacher, or entrepreneur, you’ll discover surprising new ideas, outside-the-box strategies, and straight-A success stories. You’ll learn how:
- Customized learning will help many more students succeed in school
- Student-centric classrooms will increase the demand for new technology
- Computers must be disruptively deployed to every student
- Disruptive innovation can circumvent roadblocks that have prevented other attempts at school reform
- We can compete in the global classroom-and get ahead in the global market
Filled with fascinating case studies, scientific findings, and unprecedented insights on how innovation must be managed, Disrupting Class will open your eyes to new possibilities, unlock hidden potential, and get you to think differently. Professor Christensen and his coauthors provide a bold new lesson in innovation that will help you make the grade for years to come.
The future is now. Class is in session.
“Provocatively titled, Disrupting Class is just what America’s K-12 education system needs–a well thought-through proposal for using technology to better serve students and bring our schools into the 21st Century. Unlike so many education ‘reforms,’ this is not small-bore stuff. For that reason alone, it’s likely to be resisted by defenders of the status quo, even though it’s necessary and right for our kids. We owe it to them to make sure this book isn’t merely a terrific read; it must become a blueprint for educational transformation.” — Joel Klein, Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education
“A brilliant teacher, Christensen brings clarity to a muddled and chaotic world of education.” — Jim Collins, bestselling author of Good to Great
About the Author
Clayton M. Christensen (Belmont, MA) is the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, and is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts on innovation and growth. He is author or coauthor of five books including the New York Times bestsellers, The Innovator’s Dilemma and The Innovator’s Solution.
Michael Horn is the co-founder and Executive Director, Education of Innosight Institute, a non-profit think tank devoted to applying the theories of disruptive innovation to problems in the social sector. Tech&Learning magazine named him to its list of the 100 most important people in the creation and advancement of the use of technology in education. He holds an AB from Yale and an MBA from Harvard.
Curtis Johnson, once a teacher and later a college president, is a writer and consultant. He was head of the public policy research organization that launched the idea of chartered schools and chief of staff to former governor Arne Carlson of Minnesota. Co-author of three books on how metropolitan regions have to adapt to new realities to be successful places, Johnson is a partner with the Citistates Group and the managing partner of Education Evolving, a project of the Center for Policy Studies. He is a graduate of Baylor University with a PhD from the College of Education at the University of Texas.
Disrupting Class, Expanded Edition was referenced in a Washington Times article relating to online courses and FCC regulation of the Internet. To read. please click HERE
Title by Clayton M. Christensen
Conversations for Change: 12 Ways to Say it Right When It Matters Most September 24, 2010Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Management & Organization.
Tags: business communication, coach, conflict resolution, disengagement, leader, manager, speaker, succes, talk, team member
Authors: Hayashi, Shawn Kent
©2011 | 1st Edition | 256 pages , Softcover
Pub Date: October 2010
Price: US$ 17.00
Book Excerpt | The Professional Development Group | Learn More
Key Conversations for Positive Change–SAY IT RIGHT FOR BUSINESS AND CAREER SUCCESS
Whether you’re trying to motivate a team, negotiate a contract, make a sale, ask for a raise, land a new job, or terminate an employee, the conversations you have will either help you succeed or undermine your goals. Communication expert and leadership coach Shawn Kent Hayashi has spent more than two decades studying how the things people say impact their business and professional lives. In her new book CONVERSATIONS FOR CHANGE: 12 Ways to Say It Right When It Matters Most, she not only identifies the twelve most important types of conversations people have, but shows readers how to reach their maximum potential by using these conversations effectively.
Hayashi identifies the 12 types of conversations that are vital for growth and success–not just in business but in every area of your life. In order to communicate well you must first master three fundamentals. These are:
- Building emotional intelligence
- Understanding workplace motivators
- Recognizing and adapting to communication styles
Readers of CONVERSATIONS FOR CHANGE, can take a free, self assessment at http://www.WhenTheConversationChanges.com to identify their personal communication style.
This is the book that shows you how to:
- Simplify your message–without oversimplifying it
- Reduce tensions between you and your listener
- Quickly recognize and choose the most effective interpersonal communication techniques
- Be flexible and resilient while staying focused on your objective
- Choose the right phrases for any situation
- Use timing to your best advantage
About the Author
Shawn Kent Hayashi (Philadelphia, PA) is CEO and chief coordinator for the services of The Professional Development Group, a team of twelve training consultants. She also provides coaching, facilitates meetings, and leads the seminar, Talent at Work and has hosted workshops for many top companies.
She serves on the board of the Philadelphia Human Resources Planning Society, is active in the Forum of Executive Women and the Greater Philadelphia Senior Executives Group, and recently was added to the faculty of the Advanced School of Banking with the American Bankers Association. She led a course on Career Development for their recent school in July 2009.
Shawn is active in the Penn Alumni Club of Philadelphia, which includes 35,000+ Penn alumni in the Philadelphia region. She is on the Board of the prestigious group, the Organizational Dynamics Exchange Network (ODEN) at Penn. ODEN creates and offers non-degree seminars, workshops, and other continuing education programs throughout the region for members, and for individuals or organizations in the domestic or global academic, educational, or workplace community.
Shawn is a veteran leader with the Greater Philadelphia Senior Executives Group, a non-profit professional association of 1,100 senior-level executives committed to the exchange of business contacts, fostering career fulfillment, business development, and professional and personal growth.
Forbes.com highlights CONVERSATIONS FOR CHANGE in a Q&A about the book with author Shawn Kent Hayashi on Feb. 18. To read, please click HERE
Shawn Kent Hayashi: Conversations for Change
Smarter Than the Street: Invest and Make Money in Any Market September 24, 2010Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Finance, Highlights, Investment.
Tags: bear market, bull market, CNBC, CNBC Strategy Session, Financial, Gary Kaminsky, investment, money, Smarter Than the Street, Stock Market, wall street
Media darling, CNBC co-host of “Strategy Session” and one of the world’s most successful money managers, Gary Kaminsky, pulls back the curtain to reveal the inner workings of the stock market, and what really drives and/or stagnates economic growth, to provide investors with the proven keys to making money in any market – particularly the no-growth decade ahead.
How do savvy Wall Street investors achieve high returns even in the worst financial times? It’s one of the industry’s best-kept secrets—and now it’s yours for the taking.
Gary Kaminsky, cohost of CNBC’s “The Strategy Session”—and one of the best money managers in Wall Street’s recent history—is ready to share the secrets that have made his colleagues millions, even billions, of dollars. These simple but powerful techniques are not exclusive to Wall Street’s high rollers. With Kaminsky’s system, you will make money even in zero-growth markets. His proven formula shows you how to:
- Develop the same habits, reflexes, and practices of top market performers
- Create a proactive buy-and-sell strategy
- Beat the roller-coaster market trends—and focus on long-term returns
- Make smarter, more informed decisions—and more money!
Kaminsky brings more than two decades of experience to his low-risk, high-return system, demystifying Wall Street for novice and seasoned investors alike. Between 1999 and 2008, Kaminsky’s team at Neuberger Berman grew record-breaking returns far above the S&P benchmark. And they didn’t do it by magic. They did it by constructing a specificstrategy and sticking to it, regardless of the investing climate. It is a strategy that anyone can learn and apply, step-by-step, in any market.
With Kaminsky’s expert guidance, you’ll learn how to be more disciplined and vigilant with your investments, maximizing your returns in a minimum amount of time. You’ll not only make money in most markets, but you’ll lose much less money when those around you are losing their shirts. And you’ll be able to strengthen and protect your assets—particularly in the slow-growth decade ahead—with the confidence and know-how that drives Wall Street’s smartest investors to the top of their game.
Yes, you can beat the market—when you’re Smarter Than the Street.
“Gary Kaminsky is one of the top money managers of the last two decades. His book is a must-read for anyone trying to make real money in the stock market!”
Nils Brous, Founding Principal, Samson Capital Advisors, LLC; Chairman, Arcoda Capital Management LP; former executive, Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts and Company (KKR)
“Want to know how the best managers and traders on Wall Street make money? Read Gary Kaminsky’s down-to-earth, money-making guide and learn the secrets of profiting in any market.”
Melissa Lee, Host, CNBC’s “Fast Money”
- An early look at SMARTER THAN THE STREET by Gary Kaminsky on CNBC, The Strategy Session, to view, please click HERE
- SMARTER THAN THE STREET was featured on Gary Kaminsky’s blog. To view, please click HERE
- Voted on the eWallstreeter.com as the best finacial book ever read. To read, please click HERE
- Gary Kaminsky’s video interview on TheStreet.com. To view, please click HERE
The 17th Annual National Health Information Awards September 24, 2010Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Health, Highlights, Review.
Tags: Health, McGraw-Hill, National Health Information Awards
In 1994, the National Health Information Awards program was introduced to recognize the nation’s best consumer health information programs and materials that address the growing information needs of heath care consumers. This recognition program is organized by the Health Information Resource Center, a national clearinghouse for consumer health information professionals.
In July and August of 2010, more than 1,000 entries for the 17th annual National Health Information Awards were judged by a panel of health information experts.
Four McGraw-Hill titles have been awarded the 2010 National Health Information Awards.
Authors: Greenberger, Norton; Weisman, Roanne
©2009 | 1st Edition | 256 pages , Softcover
Pub Date: March 2009
Price: US$ 18.95
Get permanent relief from digestive problems without expensive tests and medications-in just one month!
Your medicine cabinet is brimming with antacids, gas relievers, and digestive aids of every description. You may have tried lightening up on rich foods or spending money on tests and pricey medication. But your suffering has only gotten worse.
Maybe it’s not another pill you need but a good dose of common sense-that and a man with a plan for making you better.
Harvard Medical School’s Dr. Norton Greenberger has devoted his career to understanding digestive problems and bringing relief to the people who suffer from them. 4 Weeks to Healthy Digestion clearly explains what causes most common digestive disorders and gives an easy-to-follow, nutrition-based plan for curing what ails you. In just four weeks you’ll:
- Beat diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, bloating, gas, dyspepsia, and more
- Identify the food, drink, and drug culprits making you sick
- Learn about how when, where, and how much you eat influences your health
- Eat your way to good digestive health with the delicious recipes included
About the Author
Norton J. Greenberger, M.D., is a clinical professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a senior physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is an internationally renowned gastroenterologist, former president of the American Gastroenterological Association, and a recipient of the Julius M. Friedenwald Medal, the most prestigious award given in recognition of outstanding lifetime achievement in and contribution to the field of gastroenterology
The 200 SuperFoods That Will Save Your Life
Author: Klein, Deborah
©2010 | 1st Edition | 400 pages , Softcover
Pub Date: December 2009
Price: US$ 19.95
A total program to improve health and increase longevity—complete with over 150 meal plans, recipes and tips
Forget what you can’t eat. The 200 SuperFoods That Will Save Your Life gives you the healthy news about foods you should eat and enjoy, including sweet, yet healthy indulgences like tomatoes, guacamole, and semisweet chocolate chips. More than just a list of foods, this encyclopedic guide contains recipes, dietary advice and meal plans to get you to your healthiest level ever. Author Deborah Klein provides a comprehensive tour of the world’s healthiest foods, as well as tips for incorporating them into a diet. This is a one-stop resource for information on how to live healthier and longer.
About the Author
Deborah A. Klein, MS, RD has been the top local dietitian/ nutritionist and media nutrition consultant in Los Angeles for fourteen years. Recently, she was named “Young Dietitian of the Year,” by the American Dietetics Association and served as President of the Los Angeles Dietetics Association. She is the world’s first “Livitician,” a term she coined as an alternative to “dietitian,” to emphasize eating without deprivation. Currently, Klein has a private practice conducting individualized nutrition counseling, nutrition education, corporate seminars, class lectures, health fairs, television/radio interviews. Klein is one of the most sought-after speakers and spokespeople in the area of nutrition, wellness and optimal lifestyle. She regularly conducts seminars for large organizations and corporations, and is frequently featured in both print and electronic media including “Today,” CNN, Discovery Health Channel, Parenting magazine, and Fitness magazine. Visit her website at www.livitician.com.
Authors: McGuire-Wien , Mary; Stern , Jill
©2010 | 1st Edition | 272 pages , Softcover
Pub Date: October 2009
Price: US$ 16.95
A Cleanse for Both Body and Soul. Gain clarity of purpose and peace of mind while losing weight and detoxifying your body
Everyone wants a slimmer body, but you may not realize that a balanced mind and soul are the bedrock of true health and beauty. The Seven-Day Total Cleanse is a revolutionary seven-day juice fast that helps you shed weight and eliminate harmful toxins-all while restoring your emotional and spiritual wellness. Author Mary McGuire-Wien has guided thousands of clients through this unique program, which uses nutrient-rich juices, meditations, yoga, and self-care activities to cleanse the body, renew energy levels, and refresh the mind and soul.
LET JUICE FASTING CHANGE YOUR LIFE
There are plenty of fad diets that help you quickly drop a few pounds–only to gain them back as soon as you start eating normally. But the Seven-Day Total Cleanse not only jump-starts weight loss but also fosters a mind-body connection, offering benefits far beyond the physical changes you experience when you stop eating.
The Seven-Day Total Cleanse:
- Helps you achieve lasting weight loss and rid your body of unhealthy, energy-depleting toxins
- Includes delicious juice and raw food recipes
- Offers daily beauty indulgences to pamper yourself–while you cleanse or at any time
About the Authors
Mary McGuire-Wien has been on the cutting edge of fitness and women’s health for over 10 years. An acclaimed Pilates and yoga teacher, she founded her American Yogini retreat center in the Hamptons in 2004. Since its opening, McGuire-Wien has guided hundreds of guests through the American Yogini Juice Cleanse, with remarkable and lasting results. McGuire-Wien is a regular columnist on yahoo.com writing about yoga, health, and food and has been profiled in Time Out New York, Women’s World, and The New York Times. She was recently interviewed for an article that is slated to appear in Martha Stewart’s Body and Soul and is a regular guest on Plum TV (local Long Island NY station) as well as a columnist for “A.M. New York.”
Jill Parsons Stern has collaborated with more than a dozen writers on fiction, nonfiction, and memoir. Recent projects have included books with noted nutrition and aging expert Gary Null, Ph.D. (Mind Power, NAL 2005 and Power Foods, NAL 2006), Fox Analyst and Commentator Robert Massi (People Get Screwed All the Time, HarperCollins, 2007), and paranormal investigator Mary Ann Winkowski (When Ghosts Speak, Grand Central, 2007).
Authors: Gross, Paul M.
©2010 | 1st Edition | 240 pages , Softcover
Status: October 2009
Price: US$ 16.95
All fruits are NOT created equal. The “Berry Doctor” reveals secrets behind nature’s healthiest fruits
What would you do to increase your chances of living longer and healthier? Superfruit expert Paul Gross, Ph.D. ranks the top twenty fruits that can help you get started on a lifelong healthy diet, and he gives you the science behind each fruit’s unique nutritional advantages. Eating superfruits regularly can help you look younger, lose weight, and reduce your risk of getting cancer, cardiovascular disease, or diabetes.
All fruits have some health-promoting potential, but Superfruits reveals which ones pack the most value for your well-being.
- Sidebars for each essential nutrient along with Fun Facts, Myth Busters, and Science Behind It
- Tips for the best ways to eat and shop for superfruits, including a section on how to incorporate superfruits into a Mediterranean diet
- 75 delicious recipes for smoothies, salads, desserts, and more
DID YOU KNOW THAT:
- Red grapes contain resveratrol, a phytochemical that shows exciting promise in the fight against premature aging, diabetes, and cancer
- Superfruit seeds from kiwis, figs, and strawberries are rich in protein, omega fats, and micronutrients
- Pasteurizing and overprocessing are the main reasons for nutrient loss in manufactured superfruit juices
“Paul Gross, the “Berry Doctor,” gets beyond the marketing hype on superfruits. By looking at nutrient density, research support and popular appeal, Gross delivers a cornucopia of offerings that can easily enhance well-being. Further, he includes ideas to add the nutrient-rich fruits into the diet, whether via simple suggestions in the breakdown of each offering, a list of the types of products to look for in the supermarket, or by following the creative recipes. Gross enables readers to make proactive choices to enhance their own health.”
–Heather Granato, Group Editor, Virgo Publishing
“Dr. Paul Gross has done an excellent job. This book will be an important resource for informing the public about the health effects of fruits.”
—Gary Stoner, Ph.D., Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ohio State University
“Dr. Paul Gross’s straightforward and well-documented book provides strong direction and clear-cut answers for consumers, based on well-reasoned research and compelling evidence. His use of readily-understandable superfruits criteria and a ‘points system’ for rating health-beneficial fruits is a welcome answer to consumers seeking the best choices for themselves and their families.”
–Mary Ann Lila Ph.D., Director, Plants for Human Health Institute, North Carolina State University
“Dr. Gross is a leading expert and strong proponent of consumer education and superfruit science, and following careers as a university scientist, entrepreneur, and food industry consultant, he is the leading advocate for superfruits and superfruit science.”
– Steve Talcott Ph.D., Department of Food Chemistry, Texas A&M University
“This is a book for the public, for nutritionists, MDs and alternative medical practitioners, vegetarians, for anyone who wants to better understand what a well-chosen selection of superfruits can do for you inside and out besides tasting great.”
—Ian Crown, Panoramic Fruit Company, Puerto Rico
About the Author
Paul M. Gross, Ph.D (Chatham, Ontario, Canada), is a superfruits expert. He has been contributing science-based publications on berries and superfruits since 2005 for npicenter.com, ezinearticles.com, and berrydoctor.com. He also works as a consultant for private firms supporting manufacturers in the complete value-chain for developing and marketing new superfruit products. Recent consulting activity includes a venture capital company (planning investments in new superfruit products), importers and growers of superfruit raw materials and three manufacturers of superfruit products. The author is currently part of the industry liaison for the International Berry Health association and US Berry Crops Initiative and the Caneberry Advisory Committee. He is the founder of AAA Superfruits LLC (importer-broker-scientific analyst of South American and Asian fruit raw material).
He’s the director-shareholder of Rich Nature Nutraceutical Labs (Asian berry raw material product development). He’s the founder and scientist for Berry Health Inc., which sells Berry Wise nutritional supplements. Paul Gross received his doctorate in physiology from the University of Glasgow, Scotland and was a post-doctoral fellow in neuroscience at the Laboratory of Cerebral Metabolism, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. A former Research Scholar for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, he published 85 peer-reviewed journal reports and book chapters over a 25 year career in medical science, and was recipient of the Karger Memorial Award, Switzerland, for publications on brain capillaries.
Being Happy: You Don’t Have to Be Perfect to Lead a Richer, Happier Life September 7, 2010Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Self-Improvement.
Tags: bestseller, Exercises, fulfillment, happiness, happy, happy life, joy, meditations, New york times, perfect, personal growth, pursuit of perfect, self-help, serenity, Tal Ben-Shahar, time-ins
For the first time in paperback, the New York Times bestselling author of Happier explains how the science of positive psychology—along with the virtue of acceptance—can help readers escape the rat race and begin living lives of serenity, happiness, and fulfillment.
In Being Happy, New York Times bestselling author Tal Ben-Shahar draws upon the latest science of positive psychology, as well as principal texts in philosophy, ethics and theology to prove how practicing the virtue of acceptance will lead readers to a life of fulfillment and serenity. By learning how to acknowledge our weaknesses and unpleasant feelings, let go of our unrealistic expectations, and truly accept and experience our emotions, we become fully human, more appreciative of life in general, and more serene on a day-to-day basis. In Serenity, Ben-Shahar not only gives us the theory, but the tools to help us learn how to live life on life’s terms and to accept life as it actually is instead of what should be.
Filled with the same “Time-Ins,” meditations, and exercises that made Happier such a hands-on, actionable book, Being Happy will give readers practical strategies and exercises to get off the rat-race, get in touch with their emotions, and start living a more serene and fulfilling life today.
Originally published in hardcover as The Pursuit of Perfect (0-07-160882-6 * 978-0-07-160882-4).
Praise for Ben-Shahar:
“[Tal Ben-Shahar has] a rare brand of good sense that is embedded in scientific knowledge about how to increase happiness.” — Martin E. P. Seligman, author of Authentic Happiness
“Ben-Shahar teaches that happiness isn’t as elusive as people think.” — Publishers Weekly
“One of the most popular teachers in Harvard’s recent history.” — Ellen J. Langer, author of Mindfulness and On Becoming an Artist
About the Author
Tal Ben-Shahar is the New York Times Bestselling Author of Happier. Tal consults and lectures around the world to executives in multi-national corporation, the general public, and at-risk populations. Topics include happiness, self-esteem, resilience, goal setting, mindfulness, and leadership.
Titles by Tal Ben-Shahar
Coach Yourself to Win: 7 Steps to Breakthrough Performance on the Job…and In Your Life September 7, 2010Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Self-Improvement.
Tags: adaptive strategies, career coach, coaching plan, developing, engage, evaluate, evaluation, executive coach, Fundamental elements, goals, Innovative, inspire, James Carville, Marshall Goldsmith, motivate, performance, personal behavior, personal growth, professional development, proven methods, realistic framework, self-coaching, set of actions, Tony Robbins, workable
A proven process for changing the way you behave–used by a renowned executive coach for more than 25 years
Are you able, ready, and willing to permanently change your behavior?
Permanently replacing deeply ingrained behaviors with new ones is one of the hardest challenges to overcome. But in Coach Yourself to Win, master executive coach Howard Guttman combines his own expert insight and deep extensive coaching experience to create a step-by-step process that you can follow to change the behaviors that have been holding you back from what you truly want.
Unlike many self-help books offering advice on how to improve either your career or your personal life, Coach Yourself to Win bridges the two worlds in order to help you improve your performance–whether you’re earning your living or living your life.
Coach Yourself to Win is written for the vast number of people who seek to create a new future for themselves. To help you achieve breakthrough performance on the job and in your life, you will learn to master a practical, tested self-coaching process that will enable you to:
- Clarify, set, and stay committed to realistic intentions
- Zero in on what holds you back
- Find the support you’ve been lacking
- Develop a path for change
- Evaluate yourself along the way
- Make necessary corrections to your plan
- Realize your intention to achieve a “new you”
Coach Yourself to Win provides an easy-to-follow seven-step plan that will generate lasting, positive change in your professional and personal life. To help you implement the plan, Guttman provides a dedicated Web site–www.coachyourselftowin.com–where you will find all the supporting materials you will need as you go through the process, because you are the key to the happy ending you desire.
- Howard Guttman on HR.com, Oct13, 2010. To read, please click HERE
- getAbstract.com. To read, please click HERE
About the Author
Howard M. Guttman (Mt. Arlington, NJ) is founder and principal of Guttman Development Strategies, Inc. (GDS), a management consulting firm specializing in building high-performance teams, executive coaching, strategic and organizational alignment, and project implementation. GDS was ranked #11 among Leadership Development consulting firms by Leadership Excellence, which also named Guttman to its list of “Excellence 100 Top Thought Leaders.” His articles and quotes have also appeared in TIME magazine, American Airlines’ American Way, Amtrak’s Arrive, Business News New Jersey, Investors Business Daily, The Washington Post, The Newark Star Ledger, U.S. News and World Report, and USA Today. Guttman’s book Great Business Teams (Wiley, 2008) was named one of the Top 30 Business Books of 2008 by Soundview Executive Book Summaries. He is also the author of When Goliaths Clash: Managing Executive Conflict to Build a More Dynamic Organization (Amacom, 2003).
The Laws of Charisma: How to Captivate, Inspire, and Influence for Maximum Success September 7, 2010Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Self-Improvement.
Tags: aptivate, communication, Empowered, influence, inspire, Interpersonal Communication, Kurt W. Mortensen, Publishers Weekly, success, The Laws of Charisma
When you speak…are people influenced?
Some people have the ability to enter a room and draw instant attention, effortlessly exuding charm, radiating energy and a commanding presence. That enviable quality is called charisma…and those who have it are better able to influence what gets done and ultimately achieve what they want. To some extent, it’s innate—but with a few simple principles anyone can develop a more charismatic and compelling presence.
Filled with practical, powerful tools, exercises, and assessments, The Laws of Charisma explores the vital skills and traits anyone can use to earn trust, generate interest, and motivate others. Focusing on the four core elements of charisma, this book shows readers how to:
• Radiate confidence, passion, power, and optimism.
• Combine purpose, creativity, competence, and focus to inspire commitment.
• Influence others by improving communication skills.
• Persuade and empower anyone by creating instant rapport.
Charisma is the key that will unlock the door to improved relationships, greater income…and enhanced success in every area of life. The Laws of Charisma is all anyone needs to bring out the charismatic person within.
About the Author
KURT W. MORTENSEN is one of America’s leading authorities on persuasion, motivation, and influence. A highly sought-after consultant, trainer, seminar leader, and speaker, he is the author of Maximum Influence and Persuasion IQ.
“For readers early in their careers or who are stuck in a rut, this work might offer a practical look at possible blind spots or ‘perception biases’ and fundamental skills to work on. For bosses, the straight-forward tips might provide a safe and constructive teaching tool.” –Publishers Weekly