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9781620400913 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, June 16, 2015, cover price $26.00

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9781620400937 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, January 3, 2017, cover price $16.00
9780380797707, titled "Fatal Photographs" | Avon Books, December 1, 1998, cover price $6.99 | also contains Fatal Photographs

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Product Description: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Leadership isn’t about a job title – it’s about action and behavior.  In SPARK, entrepreneurs, business consultants and military Veterans Angie Morgan, Courtney Lynch, and Sean Lynch show how anyone can become an extraordinary leader by embracing seven key behaviors...read more

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9780544716186 | Houghton Mifflin, January 3, 2017, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Leadership isn’t about a job title – it’s about action and behavior.

From America’s favorite football player turned morning talk show host—a man who makes just about everything look easy—a mélange of stories and motivational advice to inspire the reader to turn up the heat and go from good to great in pursuit of their personal ambitions.Michael Strahan spent his childhood on a military base in Europe, where community meant everything, and life, though idyllic, was different. For one, when people referenced football they meant soccer. So when Michael’s father suggested he work toward a college scholarship by playing football in Texas, where tens of thousands of people show up for a weekend game, the odds were long. Yet he did, indeed, land a scholarship and from there a draft into the NFL where he scaled the league’s heights, broke records, and helped his team win the Super Bowl as a result of which he was inducted into the Hall of Fame. How? By developing “Strahan’s Rules”—a mix of mental discipline, positive thinking, and a sense of play. He also used the Rules to forge a successful post pro-ball career as cohost with Kelly Ripa on Live!—a position for which he was considered the longshot—and much more. In Wake Up Happy, Michael shares personal stories about how he gets and stays motivated and how readers can do the same in their quest to attain their life goals. Here are a few of “Strahan’s Rules”: 1) Listen to other people, but don’t take their opinions for fact. Have your own experiences. Draw your own conclusions. 2) You can’t change other people but you can change how you act around them. Usually, that’s more than enough. 3) Don’t pre-judge. Help can—and will—come from the most unexpected places. Be open to everything around you. Inspiring and chock full of advice that will help the reader make significant strides toward pursuing his or her dream, Wake Up Happy is a book no one, young or old, male or female will want to miss.
By Veronica Chambers (contributor) and Michael Strahan

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9781476775685 | 37 Ink, October 13, 2015, cover price $26.99 | About this edition: From America’s favorite football player turned morning talk show host—a man who makes just about everything look easy—a mélange of stories and motivational advice to inspire the reader to turn up the heat and go from good to great in pursuit of their personal ambitions.

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9781476775692 | 37 Ink, October 4, 2016, cover price $15.00 | also contains Wake Up Happy: The Dream Big, Win Big Guide to Transforming Your Life

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A New York Times business journalist explains why it's important for people to pursue big creative projects and identifies both the obstacles and the productive habits that emerge on the path to completion.Whether it's the Great American Novel or a groundbreaking new app, many people want to create a big thing, but finding the motivation to get started, let alone complete the work, can be daunting. In The Big Thing, New York Times business writer and editor Phyllis Korkki combines real life stories, science, and insights from her own experience to illuminate the factors that drive people to complete big creative projectsand the obstacles that threaten to derail success.In the course of creating her own big thing -- this book -- Korkki explores the individual and collaborative projects of others: from memoirs, art installations, and musical works to theater productions, small businesses, and charities. She identifies the main aspects of a big thing, including meaningful goals; focus and effort; the difficulties posed by the demands of everyday life; and the high risk of failure and disappointment. Korkki also breaks down components of the creative process and the characteristics that define it, and offers her thoughts on avoiding procrastination, on staying motivated, scheduling a routine, and overcoming self-doubt and the restrictions of a day job.Filled with inspiring stories, practical advice, and a refreshing dose of honesty, The Big Thing doesn't minimize the negative side of such pursuits -- including the fact that big projects are hard to complete and raise difficult questions about one's self-worth.Wise, humorous, and good-natured, The Big Thing is a meditation on the importance of self-expression and purpose.

Hardcover:

9780062384300 | Harpercollins, August 9, 2016, cover price $26.99

CD/Spoken Word:

9781504735629 | Blackstone Audio Inc, August 9, 2016, cover price $39.99 | About this edition: A New York Times business journalist explains why it's important for people to pursue big creative projects and identifies both the obstacles and the productive habits that emerge on the path to completion.

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By Elizabeth Gilbert (introduced by)

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9781410490735 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, July 27, 2016), cover price $30.99

Paperback:

9780399576775 | Riverhead Books, March 29, 2016, cover price $16.00

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Product Description: "If young adults could be guided in the right direction for a life journey of meaning and purpose we would be grooming the leaders of tomorrow for a better world. This book is the perfect guide.” —Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing  What am I going to do for the rest of my life? For young people at a turning point—whether it’s facing the end of high school, college, graduate school, or just a dead-end job—this is a familiar question...read more

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9781599474243 | Templeton Foundation Pr, May 23, 2016, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: "If young adults could be guided in the right direction for a life journey of meaning and purpose we would be grooming the leaders of tomorrow for a better world.

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Product Description: This important contribution to choice theory examines two theories of motivation and two kinds of explanation of behavior that they support.Originally published in 1984.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press...read more

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9780691640853 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 19, 2016, cover price $74.95 | About this edition: This important contribution to choice theory examines two theories of motivation and two kinds of explanation of behavior that they support.
9780691072807 | Princeton Univ Pr, January 1, 1984, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: This important contribution to choice theory examines two theories of motivation and two kinds of explanation of behavior that they support.

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9780691612959 | Princeton Univ Pr, July 14, 2014, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: This important contribution to choice theory examines two theories of motivation and two kinds of explanation of behavior that they support.
9780691020297 | Princeton Univ Pr, January 1, 1984, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: This important contribution to choice theory examines two theories of motivation and two kinds of explanation of behavior that they support.

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Product Description: What is it that moves and motivates us in our lives? Martijn van Zomeren proposes social relationships are at the essence of this key question and, in a fascinating investigation into human motivation, he develops a novel and integrative psychological theory termed 'selvations theory'...read more

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9781107093799 | Cambridge Univ Pr, June 1, 2016, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: What is it that moves and motivates us in our lives?

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Product Description: Bestselling authors of Life is Short (No Pun Intended) and stars of TLC’s The Little Couple return with an inspirational book that encourages readers to reach for their dreams, no matter what obstacles they may face.Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein have faced some big challenges in their lives...read more

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9781501139277 | Howard Pub Co, April 12, 2016, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Bestselling authors of Life is Short (No Pun Intended) and stars of TLC’s The Little Couple return with an inspirational book that encourages readers to reach for their dreams, no matter what obstacles they may face.

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Product Description: Break through to your peak performance!Whether you're navigating your way on a new team, expanding your leadership role, or just trying to get heard in a meeting, you're facing the kind of workplace challenge we all run into sooner or later: you need a new performance...read more
By Drew Dernavich (illustrator) and Cathy Salit

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9780316382489 | Hachette Books, April 12, 2016, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: Break through to your peak performance!

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Product Description: True stories inspired by one of the most iconic, beloved, bestselling books of our time   In the ten years since its electrifying debut, Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love has become a worldwide phenomenon, empowering millions of readers to set out on paths they never thought possible, in search of their own best selves...read more
By Cassandra Campbell (narrator), Marc Cashman (narrator), Robbie Daymond (narrator), Mark Deakins (narrator) and Ariana Delawari (narrator)

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9780735289260 | Unabridged edition (Penguin/Highbridge, March 29, 2016), cover price $32.00 | About this edition: True stories inspired by one of the most iconic, beloved, bestselling books of our time   In the ten years since its electrifying debut, Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love has become a worldwide phenomenon, empowering millions of readers to set out on paths they never thought possible, in search of their own best selves.

The popular pastor and New York Times bestselling author of Love Wins and What We Talk About When We Talk About God shows us how to pursue and realize our dreams, live in the moment, and joyfully do the things that make us come alive.Each of us was created for something great—we just need to figure out what it is and find the courage to do it. Whether it’s writing the next great American novel, starting a business, or joining a band, Rob Bell wants to help us make those dreams become reality. Our path is ours and ours alone to pursue, he reminds us, and in doing so, we derive great joy because we are living our passions.How to Be Here lays out concrete steps we can use to define and follow our dreams, interweaving engaging stories, lessons from biblical figures, insights gleaned from Rob’s personal experience, and practical advice. Rob gives you the support and insight you need to silence your critics, move from idea to action, take the first step, find joy in the work, persevere through hard times, and surrender to the outcome.Like Stephen Pressfield’s classic The War of Art, How to Be Here will inspire readers to seek the lives they were created to lead.

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9780062356291 | Harperone, March 8, 2016, cover price $25.99 | About this edition: The popular pastor and New York Times bestselling author of Love Wins and What We Talk About When We Talk About God shows us how to pursue and realize our dreams, live in the moment, and joyfully do the things that make us come alive.

Paperback:

9780062367624 | Harpercollins, March 8, 2016, cover price $16.99

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9780062360694 | Unabridged edition (Harperaudio, March 8, 2016), cover price $22.99 | About this edition: The popular pastor and New York Times bestselling author of Love Wins and What We Talk About When We Talk About God shows us how to pursue and realize our dreams, live in the moment, and joyfully do the things that make us come alive.

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Product Description: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The Power of Habit comes a fascinating book that explores the science of productivity, and why managing how you think is more important than what you think—with an appendix of real-world lessons to apply to your life...read more

Hardcover:

9780812993394 | Random House Inc, March 8, 2016, cover price $28.00

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9780449806487 | Unabridged edition (Random House, March 8, 2016), cover price $40.00 | About this edition: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The Power of Habit comes a fascinating book that explores the science of productivity, and why managing how you think is more important than what you think—with an appendix of real-world lessons to apply to your life.

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Product Description: Whether you are at work or at home, you are probably being asked to do more with less. We often become consumed with what doesn't really matter, and spend far too much of our precious time on what doesn't even count. In Simple Is the New Smart, Dr...read more

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9781632650290 | Career Pr Inc, February 22, 2016, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Whether you are at work or at home, you are probably being asked to do more with less.

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Product Description: Discover the benefits of being positive. We all have two dogs inside of us. One dog is positive, happy, optimistic, and hopeful. The other dog is negative, mad, sad, pessimistic, and fearful. These two dogs often fight inside us, but guess who wins the fight? The one you feed the most...read more

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9780470888551 | John Wiley & Sons Inc, May 1, 2012, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: Discover the benefits of being positive.

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Product Description: Caring is all around us and is manifested in diverse settings such as parenting, friendships, volunteering, altruism, mentoring, teaching, pet adoption, and gardening. The study of caring, the giving end of our relations, has been dispersed among a large variety of research paradigms (e...read more

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9780199913619 | 1 edition (Oxford Univ Pr, January 22, 2016), cover price $69.95 | About this edition: Caring is all around us and is manifested in diverse settings such as parenting, friendships, volunteering, altruism, mentoring, teaching, pet adoption, and gardening.

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Product Description: Turn your good intentions into action."This book contains a ton of practical and easy-to-implement techniques and strategies for getting yourself to do whatever needs to be done." --Jack Canfield, coauthor of The Success Principles and the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series...read more

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9780399175848 | J P Tarcher, December 29, 2015, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Turn your good intentions into action.

Individuals do not always perform to their full capability on cognitive tasks. When this occurs, the usual explanation is that the individual was not properly motivated. But this begs the important question: How and why does motivation interact with and influence cognitive processing and the control processes that regulate it? What are the underlying mechanisms that govern such interactions? Motivation has been an important component of psychology and neuroscience throughout the history of the field, but has recently been rejuvenated by rapidly accelerating research interest in the nature of motivation-cognition interactions, particularly as they impact control processes and goal-directed behavior. This volume provides an up-to-date snapshot of the state of research in this exciting, expanding area. The contributors to the volume are internationally-renowned researchers that lead the field in conducting groundbreaking studies. Moreover, they represent a variety of research perspectives and traditions: cognitive psychology and neuroscience, animal learning, social, affective, and personality psychology, and development, lifespan, and aging studies. This book summarizes our current state of understanding of the relationship between motivation and cognitive control, and serves as an essential reference for both students and researchers.
By Todd S. Braver (editor)

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9781848726451 | Routledge, December 22, 2015, cover price $150.00

Paperback:

9781848726468 | Psychology Pr, December 22, 2015, cover price $64.95 | About this edition: Individuals do not always perform to their full capability on cognitive tasks.

Getting other people to do what we want is a useful skill for anyone. Whether you’re seeking a job, negotiating a deal, or angling for that big promotion, you’re engaged in strategic thought and action. In such moments, you imagine what might be going on in another person’s head and how they’ll react to what you do or say. At the same time, you also try to pick the best way to realize your goals, both with and without the other person’s cooperation. Getting Your Way teaches us how to win that game by offering a fuller understanding of how strategy works in the real world.As we all know, rules of strategy are regularly discovered and discussed in popular books for business executives, military leaders, and politicians. Those works with their trendy lists of pithy maxims and highly effective habits can help people avoid mistakes or even think anew about how to tackle their problems. But they are merely suggestive, as each situation we encounter in the real world is always more complex than anticipated, more challenging than we had hoped. James M. Jasper here shows us how to anticipate those problems before they actually occur—by recognizing the dilemmas all strategic players must negotiate, with each option accompanied by a long list of costs and risks. Considering everyday dilemmas in a broad range of familiar settings, from business and politics to love and war, Jasper explains how to envision your goals, how to make the first move, how to deal with threats, and how to employ strategies with greater confidence.Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Rosa Parks, Hugo Chávez, and David Koresh all come into play in this smart and engaging book, one that helps us recognize and prepare for the many dilemmas inherent in any strategic action.

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9780226394756 | Univ of Chicago Pr, September 25, 2006, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Getting other people to do what we want is a useful skill for anyone.

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9780226394770 | Univ of Chicago Pr, November 12, 2015, cover price $20.00
9780080379647, titled "The Morality of Business Enterprise" | Macmillan Pub Co, October 1, 1991, cover price $11.85 | also contains The Morality of Business Enterprise

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“The solution isn’t to do away with dreaming and positive thinking. Rather, it’s making the most of our fantasies by brushing them up against the very thing most of us are taught to ignore or diminish: the obstacles that stand in our way.”So often in our day-to-day lives we’re inundated with advice to “think positively.” From pop music to political speeches to commercials, the general message is the same: look on the bright side, be optimistic in the face of adversity, and focus on your dreams. And whether we’re trying to motivate ourselves to lose weight, snag a promotion at work, or run a marathon, we’re told time and time again that focusing on fulfilling our wishes will make them come true.Gabriele Oettingen draws on more than twenty years of research in the science of human motivation to reveal why the conventional wisdom falls short. The obstacles that we think prevent us from realizing our deepest wishes can actually lead to their fulfillment. Starry-eyed dreaming isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and as it turns out, dreamers are not often doers.While optimism can help us alleviate immediate suffering and persevere in challenging times, merely dreaming about the future actually makes people more frustrated and unhappy over the long term and less likely to achieve their goals. In fact, the pleasure we gain from positive fantasies allows us to fulfill our wishes virtually, sapping our energy to perform the hard work of meeting challenges and achieving goals in real life.Based on her groundbreaking research and large-scale scientific studies, Oettingen introduces a new way to visualize the future, called mental contrasting. It combines focusing on our dreams with visualizing the obstacles that stand in our way. By experiencing our dreams in our minds and facing reality we can address our fears, make concrete plans, and gain energy to take action.In Rethinking Positive Thinking, Oettingen applies mental contrasting to three key areas of personal change— becoming healthier, nurturing personal and professional relationships, and performing better at work. She introduces readers to the key phases of mental contrasting using a proven four-step process called WOOP—Wish, Outcome, Obstacle, Plan—and offers advice and exercises on how to best apply this method to daily life. Through mental contrasting, people in Oettingen’s studies have become significantly more motivated to quit smoking, lose weight, get better grades, sustain fulfilling relationships, and negotiate more effectively in business situations.Whether you are unhappy and struggling with serious problems or you just want to improve, discover, and explore new opportunities, this book will deepen your ideas about human motivation and help you boldly chart a new path ahead.

Hardcover:

9781591846871 | Current, October 16, 2014, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: “The solution isn’t to do away with dreaming and positive thinking.

Paperback:

9781617230233 | Reprint edition (Current, November 10, 2015), cover price $16.00

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780435272975, titled "The Great Gatsby" | Delta Systems Co Inc, July 1, 1995, cover price $14.95 | also contains The Great Gatsby | About this edition: This is an audio-cassette version of an Intermediate Level story in a series of ELT readers comprising a wide range of titles - some original and some simplified - from modern and classic novels, and designed to appeal to all age-groups, tastes and cultures.

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Product Description: Do you dare to dream? If so, you are a results-oriented person. Dream is designed to help you both transform your own life and contribute to making the world a better place. Dreaming is something you do―or should do. You were created to create, and your ability to dream is paramount and fundamental when it comes to living a dream-come-true life...read more

Hardcover:

9781681020624 | Next Century Pub, March 1, 2016, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: Do you dare to dream?

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