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Genius Unmasked

By Roberta Ness
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0199976600
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Psychology
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Genius can seem incomprehensible even to seasoned researchers. Einstein's theory of special relativity, Rutherford's glimpse into the invisible heart of the atom--such astonishing breakthroughs seem almost magical--like bolts of insight arising from nowhere. Genius Unmasked reveals the true nature of genius, taking the reader on a journey through the lives and minds of more than a dozen brilliant scientists, ranging from Darwin, Einstein, Edison, and Pasteur, to such lesser known but important innovators as Maria Montessori. Their stories are truly compelling, and at time inspiring, but, more important, Roberta Ness uses these stories to highlight a cognitive tool box that anyone can employ. Ness, an authority on innovation, outlines eleven basic strategies--including finding the right question, observation, analogy, changing point of view, dissection, reorganization, the power of groups, and frame shifting. Beginning with Charles Darwin, who left behind a voluminous trail of writing that preserved his thinking process, Ness illuminates his use of all eleven tools. Indeed, for each genius, she combines a fascinating narrative of their creative work with an astute analysis of how they used particular tools to achieve their breakthroughs. We see how Ancel Keys, the father of the Mediterranean diet, used the "power of groups"--enlisting a team of statisticians, nutritionists, physiologists, and physicians--to track the health benefits of exercise and diet. How Paul Baran conceived packet switching--the idea that made the internet possible--through analogy with the neurological networks of the brain. And how Maria Montessori overturned the conventional frame of thinking about the role of children in education. Genius Unmasked shows how the most creative minds in science used tools that can help us improve our creative abilities. Geniuses are not omnipotent. They are just very skilled at employing the creativity toolbox highlighted in this book.

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  • Reads : 575
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Best-seller do New York Times. Uma incrível jornada pela história da inovação ao longo dos séculos por um dos mais influentes pensadores da tecnologia. Refrigeração, relógios, lentes, água potável, gravação de som e luz artificial - elementos fundamentais de nossa vida diária - são esquadrinhados de forma totalmente original, desde sua remota criação por inventores diletantes, amadores e empreendedores visionários, aos efeitos e evoluções que desencadearam. Entre surpreendentes casos de genialidades acidentais e equívocos brilhantes - como o do editor francês que inventou o fonógrafo antes de Edison, mas se esqueceu de incluir a reprodução; ou do visionário que ganhou uma fortuna transportando água congelada de um lago de Boston para o Caribe -, Steven Johnson deixa claro mais uma vez por que é um dos escritores de não ficção mais admirados no mundo todo.

Unmasked

By Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0062943359
  • Pages : 544
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 379
  • File Pdf: unmasked.pdf

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"You have the luck of Croesus on stilts (as my Auntie Vi would have said) if you’ve had the sort of career, ups and downs, warts and all that I have in that wondrous little corner of show business called musical theatre." One of the most successful and distinguished artists of our time, Andrew Lloyd Webber has reigned over the musical theatre world for nearly five decades. The winner of numerous awards, including multiple Tonys and an Oscar, Lloyd Webber has enchanted millions worldwide with his music and numerous hit shows, including Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera—Broadway’s longest running show—and most recently, School of Rock. In Unmasked, written in his own inimitable, quirky voice, the revered, award-winning composer takes stock of his achievements, the twists of fate and circumstance which brought him both success and disappointment, and the passions that inspire and sustain him. The son of a music professor and a piano teacher, Lloyd Webber reveals his artistic influences, from his idols Rodgers and Hammerstein and the perfection of South Pacific’s “Some Enchanted Evening,” to the pop and rock music of the 1960s and Puccini’s Tosca, to P. G. Wodehouse and T. S. Eliot. Lloyd Webber recalls his bohemian London youth, reminiscing about the happiest place of his childhood, his homemade Harrington Pavilion—a make-believe world of musical theatre in which he created his earliest entertainments. A record of several exciting and turbulent decades of British and American musical theatre and the transformation of popular music itself, Unmasked is ultimately a chronicle of artistic creation. Lloyd Webber looks back at the development of some of his most famous works and illuminates his collaborations with luminaries such as Tim Rice, Robert Stigwood, Harold Prince, Cameron Mackintosh, and Trevor Nunn. Taking us behind the scenes of his productions, Lloyd Webber reveals fascinating details about each show, including the rich cast of characters involved with making them, and the creative and logistical challenges and artistic political battles that ensued. Lloyd Webber shares his recollections of the works that have become cultural touchstones for generations of fans: writings songs for a school production that would become his first hit, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; finding the coterie of performers for his classic rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar; developing his first megahit, Evita, which would win seven Tonys Awards, including Best Musical; staking his reputation and fortune on the groundbreaking Cats; and making history with the dazzling The Phantom of the Opera. Reflecting a life that included many passions (from architecture to Turkish Swimming Cats), full of witty and revealing anecdotes, and featuring cameo appearances by numerous celebrities—Elaine Paige, Sarah Brightman, David Frost, Julie Covington, Judi Dench, Richard Branson, A.R. Rahman, Mandy Patinkin, Patti LuPone, Richard Rodgers, Norman Jewison, Milos Forman, Plácido Domingo, Barbra Streisand, Michael Crawford, Gillian Lynne, Betty Buckley, and more—Unmasked at last reveals the true face of the extraordinary man beneath the storied legend.

Transformando grama em ouro

By Julio Casares
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Editora Gente Liv e Edit Ltd
  • Isbn : 8573129603
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 677
  • File Pdf: transformando-grama-em-ouro.pdf

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Quantos tesouros escondidos você já deixou passar ao longo da vida?Em um mundo que fica cada vez mais competitivo, o que mais se ouve é "não deu para fazer o projeto dos sonhos porque não tinha dinheiro para isso", ou "não desfrutamos das férias que desejávamos porque não deu tempo de planejar", ou ainda "nosso emprego não é satisfatório porque não houve oportunidade melhor". A carência de recursos naquilo que tentamos fazer é apontada o tempo todo e, no âmbito de uma empresa, esse sintoma toma proporções gigantescas. Como, então, fazer uma campanha de marketing se não há dinheiro para material e publicidade? Como fazer o cliente se apaixonar por sua marca, se tornar um fã fiel, quando todos os recursos se resumem a argumentação? Se não há fogos de artifício, nem dinheiro para comprar anúncios de televisão ou para contratar grandes agências de publicidade? E – ainda por cima! – você trabalha com uma equipe reduzida e estafada? Julio Casares pegou todas essas dificuldades e se tornou um verdadeiro mestre em fazer qualquer negócio gerar dinheiro. Qualquer negócio mesmo! Transitando por áreas altamente competitivas ao longo de sua carreira, ele criou a prática de descobrir os tesouros escondidos que todo negócio possui – mas que precisam de esforço, foco e planejamento para ser encontrados – e, depois que são trazidos à luz, apresentam lucros jamais esperados! Conheça como opera o homem que transforma grama em ouro e programas antigos de televisão em líderes de audiência. Existe um mundo de tesouros escondidos à sua espera. "Julio Casares é o meu ídolo para alavancar lucros porque ele tem uma capacidade fantástica de encontrar tesouros escondidos nas organizações em que atua e reverter essa lógica de que é preciso muito dinheiro para fazer dinheiro." Roberto Shinyashiki

Kage Unmasked

By Maris Black
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Maris Black
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 230
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 234
  • File Pdf: kage-unmasked.pdf

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The final installation in The KAGE TRILOGY. Kage and Jamie have finally come to terms with their feelings for each other, but there is still plenty of drama to work through. Friends and family don't want to let them be, and now that Kage has his UFC contract, his uncle is worried that the public will find out about his nephew's boyfriend. Will the drama be too much to handle? Will the stakes be to high? Discover just how far Kage and Jamie will go for love. Books in this series: Kage (The Kage Trilogy Book 1) Kage Unleashed (The Kage Trilogy Book 2) Kage Unmasked (The Kage Trilogy Book 3) Santori (The Santori Trilogy Book 1) Santori Reborn (The Santori Trilogy Book 2) Keywords: gay romance, mm romance, gay fiction, gay alpha, gay alpha male, gay books, lgbt fiction, lgbt romance, lgbtq fiction, lgbtq romance, gay mma fighter, mma romance, fighter romance, best gay books, best mm books For readers of: Jay Bell, Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy, Aimee Nicole Walker, André Aciman, Riley Hart, Ella Frank, Lucy Lennox, Roan Parrish, Sloane Kennedy, Alexis Hall, Keira Andrews, Eli Easton, N.R. Walker, A. E. Via, Devon McCormack, Brooke Blaine, Jay Northcote, and Alexa Land.

Enseñanza y aprendizaje en el siglo XXI

By Fernando Reimers,Connie K. Chung
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Fondo de Cultura Economica
  • Isbn : 6071641608
  • Pages : 325
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 585
  • File Pdf: enseñanza-y-aprendizaje-en-el-siglo-xxi.pdf

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Cada uno de los seis capìtulos que conforman esta obra, expone, examina y compara las políticas educativas -competencias, habilidades, currículo- adoptadas en distintos países: Chile, China, Estados Unidos, México, Singapur y la India. En estas páginas se ofrece un panorama de las políticas adoptadas por cada uno de esos países para proponer las nuevas habilidades que se requien y para enfrentar los desafíos que la realidad en constante cambio plantea a los jóvenes.

Art on Fire

By Hilary Sloin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bywater Books
  • Isbn : 1612940323
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 396
  • File Pdf: art-on-fire.pdf

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Art on Fire is the apparent biography of subversive painter Francesca deSilva, the founding foremother of "pseudorealism," who lived hard and died young. But in the tradition of Vladimir Nabokov's acclaimed novel Pale Fire, it's a fiction from start to finish. It opens with Francesca's early life. We learn about her childhood love, the chess genius Lisa Sinsong, as well as her rivalry with her brilliant sister Isabella, who publishes an acclaimed volume of poetry at the age of twelve. She compensates for the failings of her less than attentive parents by turning to her grandmother who is loyal and adoring until she learns Francesca is a lesbian, when she rejects her. Francesca flees to a ramshackle cabin in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, working weekends at the flea market. She breaks into the gloomy basement of a house, where she begins her life as a painter. Much to her confusion and even dismay, fame comes quickly. Interspersed with Francesca's narrative are thirteen critical "essays" on the paintings of Francesca deSilva by critics, academics, and psychologists—essays that are razor-sharp satires on art, lesbian life, and the academic world, puncturing pretentiousness with every paragraph. Art on Fire is a darkly comic, pitch-perfect, and fearless satire on the very art of biography itself. Art on Fire is the latest winner of the Bywater Prize for Fiction and was a finalist for the Heekin Foundation Award, the Dana Awards, and the Story Oaks Prize. It was mistakenly awarded the nonfiction prize in the Amherst Book and Plow Competition.

Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism

By Bartow J. Elmore
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Isbn : 0393245934
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 816
  • File Pdf: citizen-coke.pdf

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"Citizen Coke demostrate[s] a complete lack of understanding about . . . the Coca-Cola system—past and present." —Ted Ryan, the Coca-Cola Company How did Coca-Cola build a global empire by selling a low-price concoction of mostly sugar, water, and caffeine? The easy answer is advertising, but the real formula to Coke’s success was its strategy, from the start, to offload costs and risks onto suppliers, franchisees, and the government. For most of its history the company owned no bottling plants, water sources, cane- or cornfields. A lean operation, it benefited from public goods like cheap municipal water and curbside recycling programs. Its huge appetite for ingredients gave it outsized influence on suppliers and congressional committees. This was Coca-Cola capitalism. In this new history Bartow J. Elmore explores Coke through its ingredients, showing how the company secured massive quantities of coca leaf, caffeine, sugar, and other inputs. Its growth was driven by shrewd leaders such as Asa Candler, who scaled an Atlanta soda-fountain operation into a national empire, and “boss” Robert Woodruff, who nurtured partnerships with companies like Hershey and Monsanto. These men, and the company they helped build, were seen as responsible citizens, bringing jobs and development to every corner of the globe. But as Elmore shows, Coke was usually getting the sweet end of the deal. It continues to do so. Alongside Coke’s recent public investments in water purification infrastructure, especially in Africa, it has also built—less publicly—a rash of bottling plants in dangerously arid regions. Looking past its message of corporate citizenship, Elmore finds a strategy of relentless growth. The costs shed by Coke have fallen on the public at large. Its annual use of many billions of gallons of water has strained an increasingly scarce global resource. Its copious servings of high-fructose corn syrup have threatened public health. Citizen Coke became a giant in a world of abundance. In a world of scarcity it is a strain on resources and all who depend on them.

Innovation Generation

By Roberta B. Ness MD, MPH
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0199929955
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 135
  • File Pdf: innovation-generation.pdf

Book Summary:

Whether you are a student or an established scientist, researcher, or engineer, you can learn to be more innovative. In Innovation Generation, internationally renowned physician and scientist Roberta Ness provides all the tools you need to cast aside your habitual ways of navigating the every-day world and to think "outside the box." Based on an extraordinarily successful program at the University of Texas, this book provides proven techniques to expand your ability to generate original ideas. These tools include analogy, expanding assumptions, pulling questions apart, changing your point of view, reversing your thinking, and getting the most out of multidisciplinary groups, to name a few. Woven into the discussion are engaging stories of famous scientists who found fresh paths to innovation, including groundbreaking primate scientist Jane Goodall, father of lead research Herb Needleman, and physician Ignaz Semmelweis, whose discovery of infection control saved millions. Finally, the book shows how to combine your newly acquired skills in innovative thinking with the normal process of scientific thinking, so that your new abilities are more than playthings. Innovation will power your science.

Tom Clancy's Net Force: Virtual Vandals

By Tom Clancy,Steve Pieczenik,Diane Duane
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101007427
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 226
  • File Pdf: tom-clancy-s-net-force.pdf

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Here comes a Clancy first: a new series of novels for young adults starring a team of troubleshooting teens--the Net Force Explorers--who know more about cutting edge technology than their teachers!

Genius in Sunshine and Shadow

By Maturin Ballou
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Litres
  • Isbn : 5040481136
  • Pages :
  • Category : Humor
  • Reads : 187
  • File Pdf: genius-in-sunshine-and-shadow.pdf

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Thomas Chatterton and Neglected Genius, 1760-1830

By Daniel Cook
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1137332492
  • Pages : 259
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 816
  • File Pdf: thomas-chatterton-and-neglected-genius-1760-1830.pdf

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Long before Wordsworth etherealized him as 'the marvellous Boy / The sleepless Soul that perished in its pride', Thomas Chatterton was touted as the 'second Shakespeare' by eighteenth-century Shakespeareans, ranked among the leading British poets by prominent literary critics, and likened to the fashionable modern prose stylists Macpherson, Sterne, and Smollett. His pseudo-medieval Rowley poems, in particular, engendered a renewed fascination with ancient English literature. With Chatterton as its case study, this book offers new insights into the formation and development of literary scholarship in the period, from the periodical press to the public lecture, from the review to the anthology, from textual to biographical criticism. Cook demonstrates that, while major scholars found Chatterton to be a pertinent subject for multiple literary debates in the eighteenth century, by the end of the Romantic period he had become, and still remains, an unsettling model of hubristic genius.

Tyranny Unmasked

By John Taylor
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1596052511
  • Pages : 316
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 871
  • File Pdf: tyranny-unmasked.pdf

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John Taylor of Caroline (1753-1824) was one of the foremost philosophers of the States' rights Jeffersonians of the early national period. In keeping with his lifelong mission as a "minority man," John Taylor wrote "Tyranny Unmasked" not only to assault the protective tariff and the mercantilist policies of the times but also "to examine general principles in relation to commerce, political economy, and a free government." Originally published in 1822, it is the only major work of Taylor's that has never before been reprinted.As an early discussion of the principles of governmental power and their relationship to political economy and liberty, "Tyranny Unmasked" is an important primary source in the study of American history and political thought.F. Thornton Miller is Professor of History at Southwest Missouri State University.

Impulse

By David Lewis
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1448106761
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 966
  • File Pdf: impulse.pdf

Book Summary:

When you make a decision or form an opinion, you think you know why. But you’re wrong. The truth is that most of our mental activity actually happens below the level of conscious thought. In this groundbreaking book, Dr David Lewis, director of the cutting-edge research agency Mindlab International, explores this incredible phenomenon. Delving into the mysteries of the ‘zombie brain’ that each of us possesses, he demonstrates how unconscious neurological processes underpin every aspect of our lives, from whether or not we find someone sexually attractive to how we resist (or give in to) temptation. In the process he shows how finger length is a reliable predictor of risk-taking behaviour, how seeing the logos of fast food chains can make you more impatient, and how holding a warm drink makes you find strangers more likeable. Above all, he reveals the practical applications of this emerging field of research, giving us insights into such diverse areas as child development, anti-social activities like rioting, successful dieting, and even the ways that supermarkets make us spend more. We may not be conscious of our impulses but it is clear that we can no longer afford to be ignorant of them.

Pale Fire

By Vladimir Nabokov
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : 0307787656
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 844
  • File Pdf: pale-fire.pdf

Book Summary:

In Pale Fire Nabokov offers a cornucopia of deceptive pleasures: a 999-line poem by the reclusive genius John Shade; an adoring foreword and commentary by Shade's self-styled Boswell, Dr. Charles Kinbote; a darkly comic novel of suspense, literary idolatry and one-upmanship, and political intrigue.