Grit book by Angela Duckworth
In this instant New York Times bestseller, Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.” “Inspiration for non-geniuses everywhere” (People).
The daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Angela Duckworth is now a celebrated researcher and professor. It was her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience that led to her hypothesis about what really drives success: not genius, but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.
In Grit, she takes us into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, teachers working in some of the toughest schools, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers—from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll.
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Love for imperfect Things;Haemin SunimKShs1,595.00Add to cart
No one is perfect But that doesn t stop us from imagining ourselves smarter funnier richer or thinner and how much happier we would then be Love for Imperfect Things by the bestselling Korean monk Haemin Sunim shows how the path to happiness and peace of mind includes not only strong relationships with others but also letting go of worries about ourselves Packed with his typical spiritual wisdom Sunim teaches us to embrace our flaws rather than trying to overcome them and demonstrates that love has very little to do with perfection With chapters on self compassion relationships empathy courage family healing our true nature and acceptance as well as beautiful full colour illustrations Love for Imperfect Things is a much needed guide for learning to love ourselves imperfections and all
ISBN: 9780241331149 SKU: 2030310000387
The truth about the Trial of Jomo Kenyatta by Rawson MachariaKShs990.00Add to cart
Kenya’s historiography is very strong on nationalism,and very flippant on societies which “never”‘ strugled for independence. The people who crowd the center- piece of our history are the rebels – the bandits who wrested land for their communites from the jaws of determined aboriginal communities; the warriors who resisted the imposition of colonial rule; and the men of fitino who mobilized the masses to drive the British away from Kenya in 1963. Our history is very silent on the “‘owards” and the collaborators who joined, or applauded, the strangers and the enemies.
Out of Africa book By Karen BlixenKShs1,290.00Add to cart
From the moment the author arrived in Kenya in to manage a coffee plantation her heart belonged to Africa Drawn to the intense colours and ravishing landscapes she spent her happiest years on the farm In this title her experiences and friendships with the people around her are vividly recalled
Son of Fate John KiriamitiKShs960.00Add to cart
This novel is by the author of the celebrated My Life in Crime and is his first. The life of the ‘Son of Fate’ is a grim struggle for survival, after his release from prison. He tries his luck at farming, and odd jobs in the city, but everything fails, and he finds himself on the wrong side of the law again. But a glimmer of hope comes when he rescues a tycoon.
How to think like Stephen Hawking by Daniel SmithKShs1,495.00Add to cart
How to think like Stephen Hawking by Daniel Smith
A unique insight into the mind of one of the world’s most extraordinary thinkers.
Undoubtedly the most famous scientist on the planet and the very face of physics over the last half-century, Stephen Hawking is remarkable for many reasons. Not least because he has continued to strive to achieve so much while being hamstrung by debilitating illness. He has demonstrated categorically that if you put your mind to it, you can achieve anything, no matter your physical state.
Of course, it helps if you happen to possess a mind such as his. His work on black holes put him on the map, and he became globally famous for his A Brief History of Time, communicating the most difficult scientific ideas at a period when he’d lost the ability to speak.
How to Think Like Stephen Hawking reveals the key motivations, desires and philosophies that make Hawking one of the world’s most enduring talents. Studying how he overcame great adversity, fought his demons as well as his detractors and looked back to the origins of the universe, with quotes and passages by and about him, you too can learn to think like the man who claims he can think in eleven dimensions.
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