Author: Wess Roberts,Bill Ross
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
T he fast-changing business world of today is far different from just a few years ago. Success in today's marketplace requires new leadership techniques, new thinking, and an eye on the future . . . . In Make It So: Leadership Lessons from Star Trek: The Next Generation®, Wess Roberts and coauthor Bill Ross take their inspiration from today's most striking and most popular vision of the future -- Star Trek -- an unprecedented television, feature film and publishing phenomenon. From the top-rated television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, Roberts and Ross find a new symbol for successful leadership: Captain Jean-Luc Picard. As entertaining as it is useful, Make It So captures the mythos of Star Trek: The Next Generation as it delivers dramatically rich lessons on leadership, including the importance of the ability to focus on a single "mission," effective communication, teamwork, honor . . . and other important concepts. The examples are taken from the on-screen adventures of Captain Picard and the Starship EnterpriseTM, but the lessons and the benefits are real -- and can be applied to everyday situations where the goal is the kind of high-performance organization embodied by the crew of the U.S.S. EnterpriseTM 1701-D. Sure to appeal to Star Trek enthusiasts and serious students of leadership alike, Make It So is the most exciting business book on the shelves -- the one book that shows the future of modern leadership while giving managers the tools they need for success today!
Make It So!
Author: Angie Pedersen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
A collection of twenty-five fun and unique Star Trek–inspired crafts—from accessories to decor to toys—ideal for enterprising crafters of every skill level. Create 25 unique Star Trek–inspired crafts with The Star Trek Craft Book! Whether you’re a “Trekker in Training” or a seasoned craft whiz, you’ll find a project in these pages to pique your interest.These fun, quirky, and even practical crafts range from accessories to décor to toys. Boldly experiment with a variety of crafting projects, including crochet, sewing, embroidery, felting, and much more. Each project is ranked according to complexity and skill level—from Ensign to Admiral—and accompanied by easy to follow instructions and photos. Full of Star Trek facts and imagery, crafty tips, and fun, The Star Trek Craft Book is perfect for Star Trek fans and enterprising crafters alike.
Interaction Design Lessons from Science Fiction
Author: Nathan Shedroff,Christopher Noessel
Publisher: Rosenfeld Media
Many designers enjoy the interfaces seen in science fiction films and television shows. Freed from the rigorous constraints of designing for real users, sci-fi production designers develop blue-sky interfaces that are inspiring, humorous, and even instructive. By carefully studying these “outsider” user interfaces, designers can derive lessons that make their real-world designs more cutting edge and successful.
Author: BERNARD R. SWIFT, D. MIN
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
As an ordained Deacon of 22 years, it truly amazes me how Deacon Bernard Swift can put into writing all the concepts and truths that he shares to help others live a healthy and intimate relationship and spirituality with our God. It compels me to delve deeper into the very depth of my inner self. —Deacon Fred Von Voight Deacon Bernie Swift’s recent spiritual book, Will Thinking It Is Make it So?, is a must read for the Christian soul. It is a brilliant and simplistic explanation of how thought plays a powerful role in one’s relationship, or lack there of, with our Creator. —Tom Keysor, a Lord’s daily Altar Server, Lector, Eucharistic Minister, International Pilgrimage Tour Host, and humble believer in the true faith - Catholicism
First Steps Toward a Future Federation, Today
Author: Dave Ascoli
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Space, the final frontier. These are the voya... ...Wait, wait, wait! Yes, we all know the Enterprise and her crew will have another great adventure. It is easy to forget, however, that while the Enterprise and her crew do some cool things as they travel through the galaxy, there are some very cool things happening back on Earth in the 24th century. Humanity is starting to get things right. In America the invented problems that provide profit to a few and misery to most are gone: broken families, drop-out rates, food stamps, poverty, minimum wage, drug addiction, illegal immigrants, corporate greed, racism, student loans, da-dah, da-dah, da-dah-da-dah...they are all gone! These issues are no longer being used to tear us apart. We have stopped being puppets that dance on a string from the time we are born to the time we are laid to rest. Schools no longer indoctrinate. Education has transitioned from learning how to take tests to exploring each individual's abilities and interests. The practice of using classrooms to train children to become good workers has stopped. In the Star Trek universe students are not trapped by their age, special interest groups and politicians. Partisan politics and politicians are gone. Their whole system of working as hard as they can to maintain gridlock has become extinct. Politicians who listen to pocketbooks, cater to the powerful and bathe themselves in hypocrisy have been replaced by public servants who facilitate the will of the people. The media's talking heads have become extinct. Information and access to it is available to all citizens. Moreover, each citizen interprets events and makes judgements on his or her own. In the future we no longer need to be told how to think, what to feel and what to fear. Instead of treating viewers, listeners and readers like children the media simply report events. Gene Roddenberry's vision of the future is one full of promise. Americans have come together as one people. Skin color no longer defines race, but rather demonstrates the breadth of our one race...the human race. We have moved beyond the petty squabbles, the endless babble and the senseless division we see today. The puppet strings have been cut and the puppeteers have been retired. Imagine a society where each individual has the time, the talent and the tools necessary to explore his or her own dream! Our need to own cool things has been replaced by a need to do cool things. Imagine an America where poverty has been erased, and replaced by opportunity. Citizens challenge themselves and find satisfaction in the journey of each challenge. This book examines the vision of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek and incorporates the values and goals of that society into an action plan to help us move our society forward. By citing specific examples from the various Star Trek franchises we can gain insight as to how to begin the process of change. Before we begin the change, before we boldly go anywhere however, we must learn to boldly stop what we are doing today. We must learn how to stop the madness, the anger and the hate. All of our efforts must focus on our children so we can prepare them for entry into the Federation. This book lays out a plan and begins that discussion. Are you ready? Engage!
A Child's Book on Self-Direction Through Affirmations
Author: Betts Richter,Alice Jacobsen
Publisher: Devorss & Company
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Encourages children to repeat affirmative statements in order to develop their self-esteem and cope with the challenges of everyday life and their relationships with others.
Author: GV Profeta
Publisher: WestBow Press
The book was originally designed to help those looking at doing time in the Federal Prison system, but the author feels it may be read by anyone interested in how life goes on "behind the razor wire." It deals with using your brain and not your muscle to make ones life easier while doing time. It starts from being arrested to the day of release. The legal ways to survive and the not so legal ways are all talked about in this book. The author writes about who really "runs the zoo," and how one can fly under the radar so as to not be targeted by those looking to take advantage of the weak.
22 Time-Tested, Real-Life Lessons for Sustaining a Healthy, Happy Relationship
Author: Tony A. Gaskins
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Family & Relationships
Proven principles—drawn from real life failures and successes—for building and sustaining a loving, healthy relationship in today’s trying times, from celebrity life coach and motivational speaker, Tony Gaskins Jr. After speaking out about how weak and insecure men control women in relationships in 2009 on several globally televised shows, Tony Gaskins launched his career as a life coach and relationship counselor. Since then, Gaskins, who has been a faithful and committed husband for over a decade, has counseled thousands and inspired millions online, becoming one of America’s foremost experts on love and relationships. Practical and accessible, and delivered in the empowering, empathetic tone his devoted following has come to love and trust, Make It Work walks you through a series of essential lessons on how to maintain a healthy and long-lasting relationship. Drawing inspiration from the Bible and from his own personal failures and successes, Gaskins offers a framework for how to recognize the right person to settle down with, how to set standards that promote loving relationships—and what to avoid in a successful union. Make It Work arrives as a hopeful response to a culture where breakups and divorces are all too common, and it serves as a vital resource to help your relationship thrive today.
Featuring comfortable ranges and a beautifully supportive accompaniment, this introspective piece offers a powerful and inspiring message: "Imagine if no bound'ries could impede us; Imagine what a world we would create. With the simple steps we take, oh, the changes that we could make."
The Chicago White Sox's Magical Season
Author: Phil Rogers
Publisher: Triumph Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
The Chicago White Sox's march to the 2005 World Series title was as surprising as it was dramatic, and in Say It's So: The Chicago White Sox's Magical Season, Phil Rogers delivers the inside story of how it came about. Rogers, senior baseball writer for the Chicago Tribune, describes the gamble general manager Ken Williams took in breaking up a powerful but plodding team in favor of one built around pitching, speed and defense. A team, in other words, that could play the game the way manager Ozzie Guillen wanted it played. In Guillen, the Sox found themselves a charismatic, live-wire leader whose every move seemed golden. Rogers provides a front-row view of the eccentric genius the second-year manager displayed in delivering Chicago its first World Series since 1959 and its first Series title since 1917. There's the rock-steady Paul Konerko, whose big bat and steely clubhouse presence carried the team through the postseason. There's the unsung third basemen Joe Crede, whose spectacular fielding and timely hitting on baseball's biggest stage stamped him as a rising star. There's the irascible catcher A.J. Pierzynski, the "Eddie Haskell" of the clubhouse, who found himself smack in the middle of every controversy. There's the fire of Bobby Jenks and the guile of Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez. And finally there's a deep and talented pitching staff that saw the team through its only rough spot of the regular season and then was simply dominant through all three founds of the postseason. The 2005 White Sox were a uniquely multi-cultural group that reflected their city's ethnic melting pot. They truly were Chicago's team--and they gave their fans a truly magical season.
Create Your Opportunity, Own Your Success
Author: Cris Abrego
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The creator and producer of several mega-hit television series, including The Surreal Life, Flavor of Love, Rock of Love, and Charm School, shares his incredible journey of making it to the top—and how you can too. “No one paves the road for you. You have to create your own path. If you believe in your dreams, embrace what makes you different, and bet on yourself, the destination will be greater than you ever imagined.”—Cris Abrego From carrying camera gear on the sets of MTV’s Road Rules, to pioneering the celebreality genre by creating such breakout hits as The Surreal Life and The Flavor of Love, and now as one of today’s most prominent figures in the television industry—Cris Abrego’s career has been nothing short of extraordinary. As a young boy growing up in L.A., Abrego spent his formative years glued to his family’s TV set, forging his dream of one day working in television. With unrelenting drive, he overcame countless obstacles to build his own reality TV production company in his garage, which, by his mid-thirties, he sold to one of the world’s largest television production companies, before being tapped as their co-CEO. In Make It Reality, Abrego provides practical and motivating lessons collected from almost twenty years on the frontlines of television, including: how to visualize and your goals and work tirelessly to attain them; when to take risks and push boundaries; and how to continually raise the bar for yourself and realize there are no limits on what can be achieved. Success isn’t about your pedigree or your connections: it’s about vision, leadership, and courage. Abrego’s story is unforgettable, full of heart, and inspiring to anyone seeking to transcend all obstacles and achieve true success. Foreword by Pitbull From the Hardcover edition.
Author: PA YA KER
Publisher: PA YA KER
The Proven Techniques That Can Empower You To Become Super Salesperson & Top Your Company From Today!~ Make Your Boss And Colleagues Can't Live Without You! Dear Aspiring Sales Person, Do you have a burning desire to become Super Salesperson and TOP your company? Do you have a burning desire to create, to build a cohesive work team and make every one in your company like you? Do you want to gain GOOD paid, freedom and trust from your boss? Well, if you answered YES to any of those questions, then you've just landed on the right page, because I'm going to share with you a very strong reasons These simple yet proven techniques is the key to your success and how you can BECOME A Super Salesperson in as little as few days~ Only if you learn and apply. You see, all super salespersons have one thing in common - they all possess a specific mindset and skills that allowed them to become truly successful in this "super" position.. And it is this mindset that sets successful entrepreneurs apart from the rest of the crowd. I have found that time and again, Super Salesperson think very differently from mediocre ones. And it's easy to see why! Because becoming a super salespersons is entirely different from just selling staff. When you're faced with monthly sales target, the responsibility of caring & visiting your customers on time, and growing your sales, while CAN still enjoying your life - it makes total sense that a super salesperson requires a totally different mindset and set of skills to become truly "super". In fact, your mindset is the most important key to success as a super salesperson. This is because your mindset affects everything else. Your mindset affects your thoughts, which affects your behavior and actions, and these ultimately affects the results you produce. And if you lack the right mindset and skills required to become a super salespersons, then you'll never be able to product the results you want. In fact, you'd most likely get FIRED by your boss! You MUST possess the right skills, strategies, and mindset if you want seriously want to build a yourself a super salesperson. So without further ado... Introducing “If They Can Sell It, So Can You!” Here's what you'll discover inside... “Part 1: Your Mindset” # You have to have confidence in yourself and also your products and your service # Have the will to sell # Cultivate 5 MUST HAVE Habits "Part 2: Your Workplace" # REMEMBER, No man is an island #Be sincere so as to gain your colleagues' support and trust! # Avoid office conflicts # How to build coalition # But be forewarned of some nasty people “Part 3: Your Customer.” # Planning is critical to your success # Strategies through cultivating future customers from today! #Focus on your customer # Make it easy for your customers to buy # Know the players #Focus on benefits, NOT prices. #Discipline to be early for appointment # Train to work fast! # Discipline yourself to control your temper # Be flexible and change according to the situation # Use the direct and indirect methods “If They Can Sell It, So Can You!” is the most complete book out there on how anyone - sales professional, fresh graduate, middle manager, etc - can start to build up as a super salesperson with no money in as little as few days. Period. This book is an accumulation of my years first-hand experience in businesses. I've put everything I know into this book, so you can avoid the mistakes I've made and shortcut your path to become a super salesperson. With all the knowledge, lessons and strategies you have acquired in this book, the only thing that will stop you from achieving your dreams (Become a super salesperson) is the lack of consistent action. So, NOW, I am sure you want to see improvement immediately. Don't wait, Don't be a NATO. (No Action, Talk Only), Take action and own this book now.
Master The Game Using The Magick Of The Symbols
Author: Kaíf Razú
Publisher: Robert Rasch
MASTER THE GAME USING THE MAGIC OF THE SYMBOLS Master the game of money, get the total money makeover, without any dark money and discover how very few people who have achieved some success in their lives, famous people, and others with a lot of power in this world, who do not say it openly.In this book you will find a step-by-step guide for you to transform realities in your life with the MAGIC OF THE SYMBOLS.You do not need to judge yourself, you do not need to believe that you deserve it or you do not deserve it, you need to deceive your own mind so that the right message gets where it really should go.You will experience changes in the first 7 days.You will learn how to deceive the "censor" in your mind, who rejects or judges what you deserve in this life.You will learn to move the particles in the universe to transform your life in this world.You will be amazed how close are you to success in your life, without rituals, or mysterious ceremonies.You will learn how to use the language of symbols to carry the correct message to your unconscious, to your "inner magician", who is connected 24/7 to the ALL, not only to the universe.
Exercises & Advice for Getting Creative Even When It Ain't Pretty
Author: Kim Piper Werker
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Fans of DIY projects and crafts will conquer their fear of failure and create their own masterpieces using this fun and inspiring handbook. Get Crafty. Make Great Stuff. Be Creative! The number one fear of all creative types—crafters, DIYers, makers, artists—is that failure lurks right around the corner. Crafty blogger and creativity guru Kim Piper Werker urges everyone to pick up their pen or paintbrush or scissors and make something mighty ugly: get that “failure” out of the way. This friendly book offers up a multi-pronged approach to overcoming creative fears through inspiring essays and anecdotes, interviews, exercises and prompts, and sage advice from all over the creative spectrum to help individuals slay their creative demons. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Brad F. Simmons
There were black bulb-looking plungers, brown bowl-shaped plungers, yellow elliptical-shaped ones, some with short handles and some with longer handles, some rubber, some plastic. Wow, do they have any with a graphite shaft? Any treated lumber handles?? Hmmmm, I wonder which one of these will work the best on my toilet? Must I take a clay imprint of the commode bottom? Now I was confused unsure if any particular style would fit better, or create more suction and push versus another. As I stood there studying the design of each one I thought how great it would be if I could try them out. You know, kind of like kicking the tires on a car before you buy it. Doubt I could test one and return it, just didnt seem like I should ask. So instead upon impulse I took won of the basic models and jabbed it at my feet onto the floor. Yep, it stuck, pretty dang good, this one could work. As I tugged on the plungers handle I noticed the rough floor and thought to myself, they need to finish repairing these vinyl tiles pretty soon. It was at this point that I hear someone from several aisles over yell across the store, NO, wait!!
Author: Daniel Barros
16 Steps to Make It Happen is a friendly guide for all who've had to struggle to achieve goals and can't figure out why. Or perhaps you've conquered what you've wanted, but somehow let it slip. Whether you want to learn how to achieve goals personally or professionally, 16 Steps to Make It Happen shows you the way. As you read, you will learn that anything is possible with a little awareness and organization. We live in a time of excessive information and complex demands in which excuses for procrastination are abundant. The hard reality is: we are the ones losing when we avoid commitments. 16 Steps to Make It Happen assists you in removing distractions and focusing on what matters. With its engaging text, illustrative tools and concepts (cinema fans will appreciate the film cross-references), and efficient design (including point-form summaries for each section), 16 Steps to Make It Happen is a must-read.