Moonwalking with Einstein

Moonwalking with Einstein

Author: Joshua Foer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101475973

Category: Science

Page: 320

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“Highly entertaining.” —Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker “Funny, curious, erudite, and full of useful details about ancient techniques of training memory.” —The Boston Globe The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, Moonwalking with Einstein recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author's own mind, this is an electrifying work of journalism that reminds us that, in every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories.

Watch

Watch

Author: Rick James

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 9781631465093

Category: Religion

Page: 265

View: 989

To be asleep is to be oblivious to being oblivious. The danger of sleep is the danger of carbon monoxide: it’s colorless and odorless, and you’re anesthetized before you know it—before you ever hit the floor. And for the follower of Jesus, it’s just as dangerous—because the Christian who is “asleep” is spiritually unreceptive. If anything will be our undoing, sleep will. In this thoughtful, engaging, challenging book, Rick James dives deep into the New Testament’s teachings on spiritual wakefulness, calling Christ-followers to defy the darkness and remain awake as they await Christ’s return. Because being awake—continually in prayer, watchful for God’s will, expectant of open doors, cautious of sin, desiring to serve, eager to repent, continuously giving thanks, willing to witness, embracing of humility, overflowing with kindness, persevering in obedience—changes everything.

Do Not Cast Me Away

Do Not Cast Me Away

Author: Paul Rader

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725251762

Category: Religion

Page: 126

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The quick facts are these: Alzheimer’s Disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and is the only cause of death in the top ten in America that cannot be prevented, slowed, or cured. In 2015, dementias cost our nation an estimated $226 billion. By 2050, these costs could rise to as high as $1.1 trillion. Dementias not only affect individuals and their families, they plague us in other kinds of ways, as well. What happens when the owner of the most important company in town begins to be affected? Or a surgeon at the hospital? Or the pastor of your church? No place that involves people is immune. If dementia has not come to your pulpit, it will. It most assuredly has arrived already in your congregation. The aim of this book is to demystify dementia in order to encourage families and congregations to respond to it in meaningful, helpful, and faithful ways. This is a conversation we all need to enter. Like it or not, dealing with dementia is now part of the stewardship of our lives together.

Preaching by Heart

Preaching by Heart

Author: Ryan P. Tinetti

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725269521

Category: Religion

Page: 93

View: 170

There's a seemingly innocuous villain that is taking up residence in the pulpits of countless churches, disrupting the connection between the pastor and the people and keeping the proclamation of God's word from having its full effect. That villain is the preacher's notes. Preachers know this all too well. Many wish that they could "preach by heart" without the aid of notes, but are unsure how to do so--and are left feeling frustrated and discouraged by the presence of that disruptive interloper. Author Ryan Tinetti shares an unexpected solution in the form of an ancient and time-tested practice known as the method of loci, or Memory Palace. Surveying portions of classical rhetoric that are especially relevant for contemporary preachers and diving deep into the theory and practice of the Memory Palace, Preaching by Heart plunders these ancient treasures that have been so formative for preachers through the ages but too oft neglected in our own time. When pastors preach by heart, they find greater satisfaction in the homiletic task and their proclamation is even more effective. Preaching by Heart shows how to pitch the notes and reach that goal.

Point Well Made

Point Well Made

Author: Nancy Vaidik

Publisher: Aspen Publishing

ISBN: 9781601566225

Category: Law

Page: 293

View: 156

Today’s litigator must master arguing motions to succeed. How can you effectively argue a motion before a judge? How do you prepare for a motion hearing, which if you are lucky, turns into a discussion with a judge who may be concerned with nuances you may or may not have considered? In Point Well Made: Oral Advocacy in Motion Practice, Indiana Court of Appeals Chief Judge Nancy Vaidik and legal international communications coach Rebecca Diaz-Bonilla help get you there, with their invaluable perspectives from both on and off the bench. They teach you not only what to prepare before the hearing, but also how to be nimble and responsive once you arrive. Point Well Made is a hands-on, practical guide that helps you devise your theme, persuasively relay your facts, simplify the law, prepare the right notes for the hearing, gain insight into your particular judge so you can customize your argument, deliver the motion with successful voice and body language techniques, and answer challenging questions with confidence. It helps you know what to say and how to say it, features sample language to address the varied situations you may encounter in a hearing, advises you on dealing with a multi-judge panel, and demonstrates techniques through examples and exercises.

EBOOK: Cognitive Psychology

EBOOK: Cognitive Psychology

Author: Kenneth Gilhooly

Publisher: McGraw Hill

ISBN: 9780077163815

Category: Psychology

Page: 576

View: 862

Cognitive Psychology is a brand new textbook by Ken Gilhooly, Fiona Lyddy & Frank Pollick. Based on a multidisciplinary approach, the book encourages students to make the connections between cognition, cognitive neuroscience and behaviour. The book provides an up-to-date, accessible introduction to the subject, showing students the relevance of cognitive psychology through a range of examples, applications and international research. Recent work from neuroscience is integrated throughout the book, and coverage is given to rapidly-developing topics, such as emotion and cognition. Cognitive Psychology is designed to provide an accessible and engaging introduction to Cognitive Psychology for 1st and 2nd year undergraduate students. It takes an international approach with an emphasis on research, methodology and application.

Digital Vertigo

Digital Vertigo

Author: Andrew Keen

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429940962

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 397

"Digital Vertigo provides an articulate, measured, contrarian voice against a sea of hype about social media. As an avowed technology optimist, I'm grateful for Keen who makes me stop and think before committing myself fully to the social revolution." —Larry Downes, author of The Killer App In Digital Vertigo, Andrew Keen presents today's social media revolution as the most wrenching cultural transformation since the Industrial Revolution. Fusing a fast-paced historical narrative with front-line stories from today's online networking revolution and critiques of "social" companies like Groupon, Zynga and LinkedIn, Keen argues that the social media transformation is weakening, disorienting and dividing us rather than establishing the dawn of a new egalitarian and communal age. The tragic paradox of life in the social media age, Keen says, is the incompatibility between our internet longings for community and friendship and our equally powerful desire for online individual freedom. By exposing the shallow core of social networks, Andrew Keen shows us that the more electronically connected we become, the lonelier and less powerful we seem to be.

Greek for Life

Greek for Life

Author: Benjamin L. Merkle

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781493410248

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 854

Learning Greek is one thing. Retaining it and using it in preaching, teaching, and ministry is another. In this volume, two master teachers with nearly forty years of combined teaching experience inspire readers to learn, retain, and use Greek for ministry, setting them on a lifelong journey of reading and loving the Greek New Testament. Designed to accompany a beginning or intermediate Greek grammar, this book offers practical guidance, inspiration, and motivation; presents methods not usually covered in other textbooks; and surveys helpful resources for recovering Greek after a long period of disuse. It also includes devotional thoughts from the Greek New Testament. The book will benefit anyone who is taking (or has taken) a year of New Testament Greek.

Hearing Kyriotic Sonship

Hearing Kyriotic Sonship

Author: Michael R. Whitenton

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004329652

Category: Religion

Page: 407

View: 416

In Hearing Kyriotic Sonship Michael Whitenton approaches the characterization of Mark’s Jesus from an interdisciplinary perspective and argues that many first-century listeners probably understood him as a divine Davidic king.

Business Strategy

Business Strategy

Author: J. -C. Spender

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191036798

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

View: 397

What is strategy? For many it is the application of a theory, model or framework. In this book Spender develops a different creative approach. Emphasizing that firms face uncertainties and unknowns (knowledge gaps) he argues that the core of strategic thinking and processes rests on the organization's leaders developing newly imagined solutions to the opportunities that these uncertainties open up. Drawing on a wide range of ideas from strategy, economics, entrepreneurship and philosophy he stresses the importance of judgment in strategy, and argues that a key element of the entrepreneur and executive's task is to engage chosen uncertainties, develop a language to express and explain the firm's particular business model for dealing with these, and thus create innovation and value. At the same time he shows how the language the strategist creates to do this gives the firm identity and purpose, and communicates this to its members, stakeholders, and customers. In an accessible and engaging style Spender introduces these ideas, and reviews the strategy tools currently available from consultants and academics. Throughout he stresses the uncertainties or knowledge absences that pervade business and make effective strategizing both necessary and valuable. He outlines a structured practice that managers and consultants might chose to follow, not a theory. With appendices on casework, teaching strategy, current strategy texts, and further reading this book makes an important contribution to our understanding of the field and practice of strategy, opening up new approaches for managers, consultants, strategy teachers and students.

Fifty-four Pick Up

Fifty-four Pick Up

Author: Shmuel Herzfeld

Publisher: Gefen Publishing House Ltd

ISBN: 9789652295583

Category: Religion

Page: 309

View: 571

There is no issue too controversial for Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld as he seamlessly connects ideas and themes of the Torah to the major issues of our times. • What does the Torah say about homosexuality? • What is the agunah crisis, and what can we do about it? • How do we effectively combat intermarriage? • Is our justice system truly just? In this collection of thoughts about the fifty-four weekly Torah portions, Rabbi Herzfeld shows us how the Torah can guide us and inspire us in our daily lives. • Why is giving away your pillow the best way to get a good night's sleep? • Should the Internet be used for bar mitzvah lessons? • How can you be a good parent? • What would you do if you had only five minutes to live? Rabbi Herzfeld is confident and proud of his Jewishness. His enthusiasm and unabashed love for the Torah is contagious, and his Jewish pride shouts out from every page. Warning: If you read this book you will be infected by Rabbi Herzfeld's love of Torah!

Improve Your Memory Today!

Improve Your Memory Today!

Author: Vernon Macdonald

Publisher: Martin Knowles

ISBN: 9781494875947

Category: Education

Page: 58

View: 649

Discover how to train your mind to easily learn and recall critical information on command, just like the ancient Greeks From the student studying for a test to a business professional, a powerful memory can be your ticket to success Imagine that you are a student studying for an exam. Do you think having the ability to effortlessly memorize dates and names would be an advantage? Or maybe you’re a professional giving a speech. How much more impressive would it be to your audience if you gave it without notes? No matter who you are or what you need to remember (grocery lists? People’s names?) a robust memory is a huge advantage, a game changer even. Who wouldn’t want a powerful memory? However, if you’re like most people your memory today is likely anything but. You likely forget the names of people you were introduced to 2 minutes before. Remember a single phone number? Forget about it (literally). Why is it that despite the advantages that a photographic memory would bestow so few of us possess it? Why are our modern memory abilities so flabby? It wasn’t always this way. In ancient Greece the idea of a trained and disciplined memory was not the foreign idea it is today. What’s more it was not only great statesmen and philosophers like Cicero and Plato who had amazing memories, virtually everyone did. The reason for this is that before paper was commonly available it you wanted to remember information of any kind you had to memorize it in some way, there was no other choice. This is why the ancient Greeks and others all developed memory techniques that anyone could do with a little practice. With a little practice yourself, so could you. Since ancient times we have used almost every technological advance to essentially out-source our memory. We all use short cuts such as paper, computers, cell phones etc. to remember information our memories used to. As a result our brains memory abilities have gotten flabby from disuse. The truth is that our brains are like muscles. When they are not used they become flabby and weak, but with a little exercise they can become muscular and strong again. This is what my book “Improve Your Memory Today!” does. It shows you how that you too, with a little practice, can use these ancient memory techniques to have a super memory. Think of all of the advantages that will be available to you once you possess a trained and disciplined mind: • Easily and quickly remember names and dates – great for students! • Recall facts and figures that will impress your business associates • Give speeches without notes • Remember poems, famous quotations or even entire books • Never suffer from the embarrassment of forgetting a person’s name 5 minutes after having met them! • Easily remember telephone numbers without the use of your cell phone • And much more! None of the techniques that you will earn in “Improve Your Memory Today!” are difficult, but they will all have a massive positive effect on your ability to recall critical information. If you are tired of having a flabby memory get this book and start training your brain today!