We'll just end up feeling stupid, which is the opposite of what you want. Making people feel smart is one element of how Apple launches new products, like their new Apple Watch. On their product's new site, they put a lot of effort into ...
Author: Brian Wong
Category: Business & Economics
Have you ever noticed that there are certain people who seem to get ahead just a bit faster than everyone else? You know, the types who always seem to be a bit ahead of the curve, to get noticed a bit more, and to achieve their goals a bit more quickly than the rest of the pack? And have you ever noticed how much this small edge can matter, and the outsized impact it can have on the trajectory of their careers? Twenty-four year old entrepreneur Brian Wong is one of these people, having graduated from college by age 18, having raised $24 million in venture capital to start his own company before he turned 25, and having grown that company into a global mobile advertising giant in just 4 years. His secret? The Cheat Code. Wong believes that most people -- even creative people -- have a tendency to follow a script; to do things the way others do them simply because that way works. But therein lies the secret at the heart of the Cheat Code: anyone can easily shortcut his or her way to success, simply by going slightly off script; by doing things just a little differently from everyone else. Here, Wong unlocks the power of the Cheat Code through 71 bite-sized and virtually effortless short-cuts to get a leg up on the competition, garner attention for ourselves and our ideas, and accelerate our success. For example: Cheat #7: Don't Ask – Announce Cheat #16: Know Your Superpower! Cheat #32: Make Boldness Your Genius Cheat #47: Know Who's the Boss Cheat #49: Get a Trademark Haircut Cheat #51: Use Exclamation Points Cheat #55: Focus on What Won't Change Cheat #71: Imagine, What If? No matter where you aspire to go in your life or career, THE CHEAT CODE will help get you there - faster.
Just as Xers watch Melrose Place to feel smarter about themselves , they watch The Real World for the same reason . And why not ? Xers are constantly being told how stupid they are , that 50 percent of them can't find the United States ...
Author: Rob Owen
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Category: Performing Arts
No generation eludes definition as much as Generation X. Rob Owens opens with a history of network and cable television since the birth of Generation X, but goes on to explore the symbiotic relationship between television and this largely misunderstood age group. From the first megahit The Brady Bunch to today's Friends, Owen unflinchingly describes the boob tube as the ubiquitous babysitter for millions of young people. Television, Owen maintains, consumes innocence as viewers encounter countless episodes of society's woes, from political strife and environmental decimation to everyday violence and crime.
... if Daniel's hands were smarter than his mouth and even though what Daniel said to the professor made me think that ... right answer but still trying to find the right answer made me feel smart because I could watch myself think so I ...
Author: Magdalena Zurawski
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
A young woman living in a dormitory on an American university is bruised in a strange encounter with an angel and must decide whether the event was real or imagined--a task she accomplishes through writing.
Sometimes my life says , God , my way is smarter than Yours . Just watch me and see ! Because He doesn't make me do His will but lets me choose , He patiently watches while I follow my master plan instead of the Master's plan .
I am sad that he no longer does the show, but at least I don't have to hear my wife tell me how good-looking he is. The US version of Big Brother is no ... I don't watch BB to make myself feel smarter. I watch it because it's an amazing ...
Author: Greg Gutfeld
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Greg Gutfeld was a high-achieving New Yorker in therapy when he was posted to the UK to take up the position of editor of Maximmagazine. Once settled in London he had something of a cultural epiphany. Service and transport were poor and slow, food was soggy and came in tiny portions and the beer was warm. The British, he decided, viewed the world through a prism of dreariness but, despite this, they seemed to be more cheerful than his fellow countrymen, who expected to be happy on demand. After two years in the UK, Gutfeld was12 kilos heavier but a lot more content. The key to his new-found contentment lay in adopting the British attitude to life: having diminished expectations reaps its own rewards. His hilarious observations on British culture, rituals and peculiarities at all levels of society are an illuminating insight into the land of pubs and curry, where everyone is called 'mate' and people with pimples and greasy hair can get on primetime TV.
I know I'm not responsible, but God, there must be something I can do. Something has got to happen, ... I know I just can't sit back and watch as her life deteriorates, but her lessons can only be learned from futuristic mistakes.
Author: Wanda Draper
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Category: Family & Relationships
Through years of studying superachievers, the author concludes that there are "five factors necessary for a person to succeed in school and in life: self-condfidence, getting along with others, vision or a sesnse of wonder, focus, and self-reflection"--Page xvi.
Don't rush difficult conversations or decisions There is no need to agonise over every decision, but it is very important to know which decisions can rely on instinct or gut feel and which decisions need quality thinking time.
Author: Tremaine du Preez
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
Your mind produces up to 70,000 thoughts a day—most of which are responsible for the decisions that you make. These decisions also determine your success both professionally and personally. However, we are taught what to think and not how to think. Information overload, short time frames and past failures can make even simple decisions and problems daunting. Do you lack confidence in your problem solving ability? Do you feel anxious when faced with a tough decision, or overwhelmed by lots of alternatives? Do you wish there was a formula for getting everything right? Executive coach and educator, Tremaine du Preez, fills this book with practical tools and effective techniques, all presented in a clear and practical manner. Making the right decision will be a breeze and no problem will be too difficult to handle when you are armed with these new and proven strategies.
you might feel stupid for not understanding but I bet you can kinda tell what they're saying even without understanding the words. You watch how they say it and what they're doing when they speak. You watch their faces and how their ...
Author: Rick Kremer
Paulie Weston, a mentally retarded man with a limited ability to speak, is chosen as the subject of a groundbreaking research project. Dr. Pamela Miles has devised a drug cocktail she thinks will give Paulie a brief period of clarity and the ability to communicate. She must act surreptitiously because what she plans is not an approved therapy. Once administered, the drugs give Paulie a voice and transform him into a thoughtful adult with a storehouse of memories. Since the experiment is unsanctioned, Dr. Miles forbids Paulie from seeing or speaking to anyone outside the hospital. Paulie decides he must use the little time he has to somehow find his family. To do that, he must overcome both his own childlike innocence and the outside forces committed to stopping him. His journey is one of reflection and self-discovery. He encounters the good and bad sides of normal life as he struggles to find the people he loves most. Smart Time is a story that will touch and enlighten you as you begin to see inside the workings of a disabled mind.
He is like the best professor you ever had: He never looks at his watch; he makes you feel smarter than you are; he embodies, he inhabits, a kind of passionate commitment you aspire to. Jon and I, I like to imagine, have a lot in common ...
Author: Ronald Rice
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Social Science
In this enthusiastic, heartfelt, and sometimes humorous ode to bookshops and booksellers, 84 known authors pay tribute to the brick-and-mortar stores they love and often call their second homes. In My Bookstore our greatest authors write about the pleasure, guidance, and support that their favorite bookstores and booksellers have given them over the years. The relationship between a writer and his or her local store and staff can last for years or even decades. Often it's the author's local store that supported him during the early days of his career, that continues to introduce and hand-sell her work to new readers, and that serves as the anchor for the community in which he lives and works. My Bookstore collects the essays, stories, odes and words of gratitude and praise for stores across the country in 81 pieces written by our most beloved authors. It's a joyful, industry-wide celebration of our bricks-and-mortar stores and a clarion call to readers everywhere at a time when the value and importance of these stores should be shouted from the rooftops. Perfectly charming line drawings by Leif Parsons illustrate each storefront and other distinguishing features of the shops.