The Book of Better

A Nike design director shares lighthearted advice he wishes he had received when he was diagnosed with Type-I diabetes more than 30 years ago, providing coverage of such topics as the nature of the disease, the best and worst things about ...

The Book of Better

A Nike design director shares lighthearted advice he wishes he had received when he was diagnosed with Type-I diabetes more than 30 years ago, providing coverage of such topics as the nature of the disease, the best and worst things about diabetes and how to avoid food obsessions. Original.

Better

In this book, Atul Gawande explores how doctors strive to close the gap between best intentions and best performance in the face of obstacles that sometimes seem insurmountable.

Better

The New York Times bestselling author of Complications examines, in riveting accounts of medical failure and triumph, how success is achieved in a complex and risk-filled profession The struggle to perform well is universal: each one of us faces fatigue, limited resources, and imperfect abilities in whatever we do. But nowhere is this drive to do better more important than in medicine, where lives are on the line with every decision. In his new book, Atul Gawande explores how doctors strive to close the gap between best intentions and best performance in the face of obstacles that sometimes seem insurmountable. Gawande's gripping stories of diligence, ingenuity, and what it means to do right by people take us to battlefield surgical tents in Iraq, to labor and delivery rooms in Boston, to a polio outbreak in India, and to malpractice courtrooms around the country. He discusses the ethical dilemmas of doctors' participation in lethal injections, examines the influence of money on modern medicine, and recounts the astoundingly contentious history of hand washing. And as in all his writing, Gawande gives us an inside look at his own life as a practicing surgeon, offering a searingly honest firsthand account of work in a field where mistakes are both unavoidable and unthinkable. At once unflinching and compassionate, Better is an exhilarating journey narrated by "arguably the best nonfiction doctor-writer around" (Salon). Gawande's investigation into medical professionals and how they progress from merely good to great provides rare insight into the elements of success, illuminating every area of human endeavor.

Better

But in the last few decades an alternative worldview moved in from the innovative fringes, that sees business fundamentally as a living human system. Wellbeing is 80 per cent social. That’s why this book calls it wellbeeing.

Better

We are in the midst of a wellbeing revolution: natural foods, alternative therapies, meditation and more. Some enlightened businesses – stretched to the limit with stress and competing for the best talent – have taken wellbeing on board. What started as a few HR reforms at companies like Google is now changing our view of what a business is, and what it is for. Business used to labour under the mistaken idea that companies are like mechanisms, and it is all about financial results. But in the last few decades an alternative worldview moved in from the innovative fringes, that sees business fundamentally as a living human system. Wellbeing is 80 per cent social. That’s why this book calls it wellbeeing. Just like bees, we are a social species. We need fellowship and belonging, a stimulating environment and a sense of purpose. This book explores how that ‘better’ idea took hold first in workplaces with natural, human-centred architecture and processes, flexible working, and mindfulness classes. And it looks at the evidence that these changes aren’t just nice, they produce better work. To reflect this new business culture, Better is a new kind of business book: full of humanity, insight, provocation, enlightening facts and intriguing images.

Hebrews

Hebrews


The Book of Change

This is truly a handbook for taking the small steps that lead to real, lasting change.

The Book of Change

Instead of the usual self-help manual that provides theory and endless how-tos, this delightful book simply offers small bits of wisdom from the famous-and not-so famous-on making change happen in your life. Some humorous, some introspective, these quotes provide a quick, uplifting, and inspiring take on making change happen-with a good, healthy attitude firmly in hand. But in addition to the inspiring quotes, this little book is chock-full of informative facts, advice, and lists, as well as writing prompts to help jump-start the reader to make positive changes in his or her life. This is truly a handbook for taking the small steps that lead to real, lasting change.

Better You Than Me

It's Freaky Friday meets Hannah Montana when two twelve-year-old girls--one a famous TV star, the other an obsessive fan--switch bodies with hilarious and disastrous results.

Better You Than Me

It's Freaky Friday meets Hannah Montana when two twelve-year-old girls--one a famous TV star, the other an obsessive fan--switch bodies with hilarious and disastrous results. Ruby Rivera is a twelve-year-old superstar with millions of followers. Skylar Welshman is a seventh grader who wants to be cool--and she's Ruby's biggest fan. When Skylar and Ruby meet on the set of Ruby's hit show, Ruby of the Lamp, and wish they could switch places . . . it happens! Now Ruby is living Skylar's life--going to a normal school, eating fro-yo, sleeping in, texting boys . . . it's amazing. And being Ruby is even better than Skylar imagined--her fancy closet is huge, everyone wants to be her friend, and she gets to spend every day with Ryder Vance, her dreamy costar. Life is a blast! But when Ruby finds herself dealing with mean girls and Skylar discovers that being a celebrity isn't all red-carpet glamour, the girls start to wonder if being yourself isn't so bad after all. Can they swap bodies again? Or are they stuck being each other forever?

The Book on Better Roads

He is one of the few individuals that recognize the enormity of the problem at hand, but also brings the practical solution to solving it, hence The Book on Better Roads.

The Book on Better Roads

Blair Barnhardt's vision and goal is to create a movement across this nation that will increase awareness and training for pavement managers, politicians and everyday people that will in turn resurrect our flailing roadway system with less money and less carbon footprint. He is one of the few individuals that recognize the enormity of the problem at hand, but also brings the practical solution to solving it, hence The Book on Better Roads.

The Book Was Better

This is a perfect blank lined note book for your beloved ones just for anyone who loves To take notes.Your new journal includes: Fresh white paper. 130 blank lined pages. 6" x 9 in" in size. Makes an affordable gift for any occasion.

The Book Was Better

Are you looking for a gift for him/her?A beautiful gift Notebook/ Journal. Ideal for school, college, work and home for writing, journaling, and note. This is a perfect blank lined note book for your beloved ones just for anyone who loves To take notes.Your new journal includes: Fresh white paper. 130 blank lined pages. 6" x 9 in" in size. Makes an affordable gift for any occasion. Can be used as a journal, notebook, diary.

If Better Is Possible

It presents valuable insights into the strategic thinking behind leading an elite team. Woven throughout is the behind-the-scene story of how the Australian Cricket Team, under John Buchanan's guidance, became invincible.

If Better Is Possible

From the most successful cricket coach of all time comes the secret to coaching success. If Better is Possible shows how business managers and coaches at all levels can lead their teams to greatness, and explores in detail what it takes to build and sustain championship teams. Written as a series of accessible essays, If Better is Possible offers guidance on making important and life-changing choices, creating a culture of success, gaining mental toughness, using systems and processes to achieve a winning advantage, providing leadership opportunities, and matching competitor's ideas. It presents valuable insights into the strategic thinking behind leading an elite team. Woven throughout is the behind-the-scene story of how the Australian Cricket Team, under John Buchanan's guidance, became invincible. The team won a record sixteen consecutive Test matches across six series and four countries. It won two World Cups and successfully retaing the Ashes. John Buchanan's If Better is Possible reveals the strategies he used to take the Australian Cricket Team to the top of their game - and keep them there.

The All Better Book

Original. SURPRISING SOLUTIONS TO SURPRISING QUESTIONS In this little book of hope and humor and unexpected wisdom, hundreds of elementary school kids tell Suzy Becker how to solve our world's problems.

The All Better Book

The author of All I Needed to Know I Learned from My Cat teams up with elementary school kids to figure out how to make the planet all better. Original.

Hebrews

This is an exposition of the book of Hebrews, the book of "better things.

Hebrews

This is an exposition of the book of Hebrews, the book of "better things." This book, to the Hebrews, became necessary because of the weakness of the Jewish Christians in continuing to go along with the old temple worship, rites, and ceremonies. They still insisted on practicing circumcision, making the sacrificial offerings at the temple in Jerusalem, and trying to Christianize Judaism. But the new wine of Jesus Christ and His truth and life would not fit in to the old order of Moses.Thirty years after the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus we still find the Jewish Christians following the Law of Moses and the ceremonial ritualism of temple worship. Thirty years after the Holy Spirit fell on the day of Pentecost, thousands of Spirit-filled priests and Jewish Christians were still engaged in the offering up of the Passover lamb and other blood sacrifices. The writer of Hebrews is trying to show them the glory of the reality in Christ Jesus and the "better things" in the Gospel.

Better Never to Have Been

First published in paperback in 2008. Reprinted 2009, 2013.

Better Never to Have Been

Better Never to Have Been argues for a number of related, highly provocative, views: (1) Coming into existence is always a serious harm. (2) It is always wrong to have children. (3) It is wrong not to abort foetuses at the earlier stages of gestation. (4) It would be better if, as a result of there being no new people, humanity became extinct. These views may sound unbelievable - but anyone who reads Benatar will be obliged to take them seriously.

The Little Book of Better Questions

Book. Of. Better. Questions. Some questions can direct an entire professional life.
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The Little Book of Better Questions

Without a question to hook onto an answer, even profound information can just breeze on by. From his previous six books, all of which explore diff erent aspects for how to deepen in the spirit, the author has selected about 90 of the most provocative questions. Th ese are grouped into three parts: 1) the good beginning 2) the good middle and 3) the good end.. Lots of space on the page between questions is meant to encourage refl ection and perhaps a written note, because the author believes that it is not the quantity of information that satisfi es one’s soul, but the quality and depth one achieves by going deeper following those questions that truly engage the heart. Th e author calls question like this “pathfi nder questions.” Good questions lead to good answers, better questions to better answers, and really good questions lead to superlatively good answers. He hopes that every reader will engage at least one superlatively good question that will, in eff ect, become a path to follow to ever greater spiritual abundance.

Things That Are Better Than Money

John Avanzini shows from the Scripture that many things in God's Word are much more valuable than mere money. As a teacher of biblical economics, he documents for the Church the need for balance in the message of abundance.

Things That Are Better Than Money

John Avanzini shows from the Scripture that many things in God's Word are much more valuable than mere money. As a teacher of biblical economics, he documents for the Church the need for balance in the message of abundance.

In and Out of English

In and out of English: For Better, For Worse? is concerned with the impact of English as the lingua franca of today's world, in particular its relationship with the languages of Europe.

In and Out of English

In and out of English: For Better, For Worse? is concerned with the impact of English as the lingua franca of today's world, in particular its relationship with the languages of Europe. Within this framework a number of themes are explored, including linguistic imperialism, change as the result of language contact, the concept of the English native speaker, and the increasing need in an enlarged Europe for translation into as well as out of English.

The Better Part

God laid a charge upon Teresa: to teach her religious community, and indeed all others, that "Martha draws all her strength from Mary.

The Better Part

God laid a charge upon Teresa: to teach her religious community, and indeed all others, that "Martha draws all her strength from Mary." We must be contemplatives in action, the daring novice warned, and the only real activity flows from the love of God lived to the fullest. The biographer explores every facet of her character until she stands wholly revealed. He discovers her mind, her attitudes, feelings and ideals with the honesty, scholarship and artistic ability that are characteristic of all his fine work.

Better Times Than These

Frank Holden and other soldiers from varying backgrounds find their lives radically changed in Vietnam by a war that they find difficult to understand or support

Better Times Than These

Frank Holden and other soldiers from varying backgrounds find their lives radically changed in Vietnam by a war that they find difficult to understand or support

Better Than Homemade

Featuring the stories behind the inventions and never-before published ads, this book will strike a chord with generations of readers who grew up loving Velveeta and Twinkies.

Better Than Homemade

Better than Homemade is a freewheeling cultural history of packaged foods like Kraft Macaroni and Cheese and Coffee Mate, whose advertising campaigns and innovative packages dramatically changed the way North Americans ate. Featuring the stories behind the inventions and never-before published ads, this book will strike a chord with generations of readers who grew up loving Velveeta and Twinkies.

A Better Way

A challenging examination of the biblical and theological issues underlying a distinctively Christian view of worship.

A Better Way

A challenging examination of the biblical and theological issues underlying a distinctively Christian view of worship.