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Drive

By Daniel H. Pink
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101524383
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 955
  • File Pdf: drive.pdf

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The New York Times bestseller that gives readers a paradigm-shattering new way to think about motivation from the author of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing Most people believe that the best way to motivate is with rewards like money—the carrot-and-stick approach. That's a mistake, says Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others). In this provocative and persuasive new book, he asserts that the secret to high performance and satisfaction-at work, at school, and at home—is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of life. He examines the three elements of true motivation—autonomy, mastery, and purpose-and offers smart and surprising techniques for putting these into action in a unique book that will change how we think and transform how we live.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
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  • File Pdf: hard-disk-drive.pdf

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  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
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  • File Pdf: optimum-drive.pdf

Book Summary:

YOU CAN BE GREAT! Optimum Drive is the complete step-by-step guide to maximizing human performance in any endeavor you choose to conquer Why you should read Optimum Drive • This book is not just about learning how to drive race cars, that is just the ideal metaphor since racing has captured more information on the topic than most sports combined. Use it for anything. • Auto Racing (by far the richest sport in the world) has invested more money evaluating human performance than any other sport. So even if you don’t follow motorsports there is much to learn if you are interested in unlocking your hidden potential. • Optimum Drive does not shy away (it specifically focuses on) the uncomfortable aspects of why people stagnate well before their potential is realized and provides a precise, step-by-step guide to unlock that hidden potential. • Optimum Drive is unique in that the author (former Top Gear US Stig, Paul F. Gerrard) is not just a typical "expert" who externally studies the subject he writes about. He has taught and refined the principles for over 20 years with thousands of successful students. He has also personally used the principles to achieve the potential (in all of us) that the book bluntly promises. The book was actually written while in the flow state that is at the very core of Optimum Drive. • Optimum Drive fully embraces the human factors that involve learning. We are not robots, we are complex with unique perspectives on just about everything. This book will make you better because it steadfastly refuses to conveniently ignore why we actually stop improving. • Optimum Drive is an unblinking stare into the void. Cheerfully written but serious in its intent. We, as humans, are controlled (and comforted) by our self-imposed limitations, yes todays coddling contentment locks us down, simultaneously killing our dreams along with our potential. Interestingly we can feel this truth so…stare into the void. The best of you is hiding in there…waiting. Attaining peak performance: Optimum Drive is a motivational book that uses top level race car driving as a metaphor for peak performance. As a professional racing driver himself as well a driving coach for over 20 years, the author Paul F. Gerrard has penned his unique perspective on what causes people to stagnate with the idea of being merely good, when each of us has the potential to be great. Gerrard believes that peak performance is within our grasp. He lays out his step-by-step process for attaining peak performance with detailed nuance threaded throughout. If you have ever been curious about maximizing your own ultimate potential, Optimum Drive is for you! Mental toughness: Greatness is as hard to quantify as it is to achieve…probably not a coincidence. In this debut book, Optimum Drive, professional driver Gerrard helps you understand the mental toughness that it takes to reach that greatness. He starts off by taking you onto the track as he explores what driving at 200 mph can teach us about who we are. Using his experiences from behind the wheel at death-defying speeds, Gerrard breaks down the psychology of driving, what it takes, and how we can use it to achieve greatness in life. Flow psychology and staying in the zone: The key to the mental toughness that Gerrard believes it takes to achieve peak performance is the nirvana-like sensation of flow psychology or being in the zone. Flow psychology, or being in the zone, is a mental state in which one who is performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and joy. It is through flow psychology that Gerrard introduces a blend of holistic mindset combined with a competitive edge, which is essential to successful professional driving. This mix of guts, tenacity and endurance is the foundation of Gerrard’s philosophy for attaining greatness. Natural vs. earned talent; After flow psychology, you will learn about natural vs earned talent and how the way we drive is representative of who we are. From braking, cornering and accelerating to anticipation vs. reaction, refining a process that defines our greatness in or out of the car.

How to Be Exceptional: Drive Leadership Success By Magnifying Your Strengths

By John H. Zenger,Joseph Folkman,Robert H. Sherwin,Barbara Steel
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Isbn : 0071791493
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 285
  • File Pdf: how-to-be-exceptional.pdf

Book Summary:

One of The Globe & Mail's Top 10 Business books of the Year! Rethink Everything You Know About Leadership Strengths "A must-read for anyone wanting to positively stand out in an organization or for leaders wanting to raise the overall performance of the organization." -- Cindy Brinkley, Vice President, Global Human Resources, General Motors "Zenger Folkman's findings related to companion behaviors is exciting. It enhances what's been presented in prior books and makes extraordinary leadership seem like an achievable goal. I would recommend this book to anyone committed to the journey." -- Pam Mabry, Director, Human Resources, The Boeing Company "The authors take the groundbreaking concept of driving leadership effectiveness by building our strengths to a whole new level of practical implementation, providing us with a brilliantly clear road map. I have found this body of work to be absolutely invaluable . . . I cannot imagine a person in a leadership role today who would not find value from reading this book cover to cover." -- Loren M. Starr, Senior Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, Invesco Ltd. How to Be Exceptional is a milestone in the emerging business case for evidence-based management. Building on two decades of earlier research, the authors brilliantly lay out a simple, concrete, scientifically validated model for achieving consistently superior business results through leadership. . . . Its magic is its simplicity, pragmatism, and focus." -- Eric Severson, Senior Vice President, Talent, Gap Inc. "How to Be Exceptional is the best book on professional development I have read in decades. It reinforces the emerging wisdom that the path to greatness is really about building profound strengths, rather than through relentlessly focusing on one’s weaknesses. This is a great road map for any leader seeking to optimize their growth and impact." -- Michael A. Peel, Yale University, Vice President, Human Resources and Administration

Survive. Drive. Win.

By Nick Fry
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Atlantic Books
  • Isbn : 178649891X
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 624
  • File Pdf: survive-drive-win.pdf

Book Summary:

'The story of Brawn GP is legendary... Exciting and magical.' Damon Hill 'Nick Fry and Ed Gorman take us behind the mysterious and tightly closed doors of F1 to tell the remarkable story of the 2009 season.' Martin Brundle Foreword by Bernie Ecclestone The full story of F1's incredible 2009 championship battle has never been told. Until now. In this gripping memoir, Nick Fry, the former CEO of Brawn GP, reveals how he found himself in the driving seat for one of the most incredible journeys in the history of motor sport. At the end of 2008, Nick, then head of Honda's F1 team, was told by his Japanese bosses that the motor company was pulling out of F1 in thirty days. This bolt from the blue was a disaster for the team's 700 staff, for Ross Brawn, who Nick had recently recruited as chief engineer, and for the drivers, Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello. But in a few short weeks, Nick and Ross would persuade Honda to sell them the company for £1 (plus all the liabilities). Just thirteen weeks later, the Brawn GP team, led by Nick and Ross, would emerge from these ashes, win the first Grand Prix of the 2009 season, and go on to win the Driver's and the Constructor's Championship, with a borrowed engine, a heavily adapted chassis and, at least initially, no sponsors. In Survive. Drive. Win., Nick gives an up-close-and-personal account of how he and Ross turned disaster into championship glory and laid the foundations for what was to become the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team. Along the way he gives the inside track on the drivers, the rivalries between teams, on negotiating with Bernie Ecclestone, on hiring and working with two global superstars: Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton - and offers a unique and thrilling perspective on an elite global sport.

Script Effects as the Hidden Drive of the Mind, Cognition, and Culture

By Hye K. Pae
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Isbn : 3030551520
  • Pages : 251
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 847
  • File Pdf: script-effects-as-the-hidden-drive-of-the-mind-cognition-and-culture.pdf

Book Summary:

This open access volume reveals the hidden power of the script we read in and how it shapes and drives our minds, ways of thinking, and cultures. Expanding on the Linguistic Relativity Hypothesis (i.e., the idea that language affects the way we think), this volume proposes the “Script Relativity Hypothesis” (i.e., the idea that the script in which we read affects the way we think) by offering a unique perspective on the effect of script (alphabets, morphosyllabaries, or multi-scripts) on our attention, perception, and problem-solving. Once we become literate, fundamental changes occur in our brain circuitry to accommodate the new demand for resources. The powerful effects of literacy have been demonstrated by research on literate versus illiterate individuals, as well as cross-scriptal transfer, indicating that literate brain networks function differently, depending on the script being read. This book identifies the locus of differences between the Chinese, Japanese, and Koreans, and between the East and the West, as the neural underpinnings of literacy. To support the “Script Relativity Hypothesis”, it reviews a vast corpus of empirical studies, including anthropological accounts of human civilization, social psychology, cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, applied linguistics, second language studies, and cross-cultural communication. It also discusses the impact of reading from screens in the digital age, as well as the impact of bi-script or multi-script use, which is a growing trend around the globe. As a result, our minds, ways of thinking, and cultures are now growing closer together, not farther apart.

How to Drive Like a Christian: A Lighthearted Guide to Success On the Highway and On the Road of Life

By Terri Cox
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Isbn : 1483494837
  • Pages :
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 699
  • File Pdf: how-to-drive-like-a-christian.pdf

Book Summary:

Our emotions can get the best of us—especially when we climb behind the wheel of a car. Why is it that a perfectly nice Christian person can absolutely “lose their religion” once they head down the road? It’s a challenge we all face, but help is on the way! How to Drive Like a Christian addresses this struggle, but with humor and practical advice. Author Terri Cox shares engaging personal anecdotes alongside poignant Bible lessons, and you will learn how to integrate these biblical lessons into your everyday life on the highway. Each chapter also features a look at how these driving dilemmas parallel our lives as Christians as we safely move along the Christian road with patience, perseverance, and courage. The apostle Paul reminds us that God will never give us more than we can handle—even when we are behind the wheel in the worst traffic jam!

How I Learned to Drive (Stand-Alone TCG Edition)

By Paula Vogel
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Theatre Communications Group
  • Isbn : 1559368845
  • Pages : 96
  • Category : Drama
  • Reads : 428
  • File Pdf: how-i-learned-to-drive.pdf

Book Summary:

Newly published as a stand-alone edition, Vogel’s widely celebrated masterpiece How I Learned to Drive was the winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Obie and Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Play, and other honors. Known for its dark subject matter, the play examines the effects of child abuse on identity and the discovery of strength through trauma.

Tireless

By Kim Lorenz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Made For Success Publishing
  • Isbn : 1641464313
  • Pages :
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 897
  • File Pdf: tireless.pdf

Book Summary:

"Timeless tips on business success. A must-read for entrepreneurial-minded executives." —HOWARD BEHAR, President of Starbucks (retired) What is it that makes someone a success in business? What drives an individual to create success? Is it being hit by a “lucky stick” or is it something else? Lorenz started from nothing, a common theme, but founded two companies, ran them successfully and sold them to Fortune 500’s. Through thought-provoking, insightful and engaging stories with real world examples Lorenz provides intuitive practical advice on the fundamentals of life success: seek and seize the opportunities in front of you. Your eyes will be opened to new possibilities at every turn of the page. Your next decision could dictate the trajectory you take. How you spend your time, and the decisions you make all matter. You will enjoy learning how to see business and life differently, the opportunities that so many others fail to see. Luck is when preparation meets opportunity. Tireless is a testimony to those who strive to seek opportunity. It is a must-read for everyone that is determined to win.

The Knowledge Drive

By Edward J. Bardon
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Isbn : 1598586335
  • Pages : 252
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 292
  • File Pdf: the-knowledge-drive.pdf

Book Summary:

The Knowledge Drive is an optimistic book that demonstrates how new, more accurate information conveys survival value and inevitably supplants our dysfunctional mythological beliefs. Before there was time for the accumulation of knowledge, early man created legends and religious myths to "understand" the world and ease the paralyzing awareness of his own mortality and the fear of natural forces beyond his control. We are increasingly aware of how these magical beliefs can lead to divisive religious practices, violence, and mans' continuing inhumanity to fellow man. Change is clearly needed. Now, rapid advances in many fields are giving us the techniques to modify our evolution and curtail our virulence. We can establish a more universal, equitable morality based on more accurate intelligence about our origins and place in the universe. Nevertheless, it is up to us as a species to choose our own future directions. We are thus in charge of our own destiny, a threatening thought to many. No prayers or appeals to magical forces will help. Dr. Bardon analyzes how our quest for knowledge is a basic human drive similar to the sex and nourishment drives. It arises from our survival instinct and is not based on moral or altruistic factors. Along with establishing knowledge as a source of power, the author discusses the Knowledge Drive from many other perspectives: its various motivations; the fact that it can be used for many purposes, even destructive ones; how it learns from adversity; how it often exacerbates inequality; and how it does not solve social problems unless given the necessary direction. Dr. Bardon looks at the multiple forces aligned against our efforts to obtain more reliable information. He shows how the Knowledge Drive not only triumphs over but also learns from these negative elements. Warnings about the fragility of our search for knowledge are misguided-it is rather the people mired in mythology who are vulnerable and need our compassion.

You Can't Let an Elephant Drive a Digger

By Patricia Cleveland-Peck
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1408879158
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 185
  • File Pdf: you-can-t-let-an-elephant-drive-a-digger.pdf

Book Summary:

Elephants driving diggers? Gorillas on scooters? A shark in the bath? A kangaroo ... on the loo? Join in with the fun as an array of improbable creatures tries to be helpful (with hilarious consequences) in this laugh-out-loud picture book. The brilliant follow-up to the bestselling You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus. This eBook comes with a glorious audio accompaniment, read by CBeebies star Justin Fletcher.

Electric Machines and Drives

By Ned Mohan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wiley Global Education
  • Isbn : 111821448X
  • Pages : 276
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 107
  • File Pdf: electric-machines-and-drives.pdf

Book Summary:

This book is part of a three-book series. Ned Mohan has been a leader in EES education and research for decades, as author of the best-selling text/reference Power Electronics. This book emphasizes applications of electric machines and drives that are essential for wind turbines and electric and hybrid-electric vehicles. The approach taken is unique in the following respects: A systems approach, where Electric Machines are covered in the context of the overall drives with applications that students can appreciate and get enthusiastic about; A fundamental and physics-based approach that not only teaches the analysis of electric machines and drives, but also prepares students for learning how to control them in a graduate level course; Use of the space-vector-theory that is made easy to understand. They are introduced in this book in such a way that students can appreciate their physical basis; A unique way to describe induction machines that clearly shows how they go from the motoring-mode to the generating-mode, for example in wind and electric vehicle applications, and how they ought to be controlled for the most efficient operation.

TopDriver Car & Bike driving handbook

By Naresh Raghvan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Isbn : 1947202243
  • Pages : 226
  • Category : Transportation
  • Reads : 723
  • File Pdf: topdriver-car-bike-driving-handbook.pdf

Book Summary:

Ever wondered if there is a way to drive on our Indian roads without getting into an accident? The good news is it’s possible! Most people think that there are too many bad drivers out there, so even if you follow the rules others may involve you in an accident. The truth is that by following rules, learning advanced driving techniques and defensive driving techniques you can ensure a lifetime of safe driving. There are thousands of people who do this all over the country. By picking up tips from this driving handbook you can also learn to drive efficiently and safely like the pros. Good driving techniques can be learnt by anyone who has an open mind. Good driving is science, not chance. Driving is something you will be doing most of your lifetime. So, give yourself the gift of safe driving with this book.

Sorry Spock, Emotions Drive Business

By Adam W. Morgan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
  • Isbn : 1642790729
  • Pages : 239
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 265
  • File Pdf: sorry-spock-emotions-drive-business.pdf

Book Summary:

Sorry Spock, Emotions Drive Business presents scientific proof that creative advertising is better for the bottom line. Adam Morgan, a Senior Creative Director at Adobe, gives both creatives and marketers the ammo to prove the value of creativity to stakeholders. For decades, marketers have battled over the value of creative ideas. Some believe creativity adds more impact, others believe it’s just window dressing. With data-driven marketing, the divide is only increasing. Today, more than ever, creative professionals need a concrete answer to the question, “Do creative ideas work better?” Fortunately, science has finally caught up. There is an answer that isn’t based on subjective case studies. More than that, Adam shows how emotional ideas create experiences that are more effective and reveals why creativity is actually less risky for business. Sorry Spock, Emotions Drive Business shows readers how they can create the ideal experiences to improve their bottom line.