Discardia: More Life, Less Stuff

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Title: Discardia: More Life, Less Stuff
Authors: Dinah Sanders
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Tags: Self-Help
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About the Author

I am a post-boomer/pre-digital native who spends as much time online as off. Currently self-employed as a writer and productivity and happiness coach, I have worked in jobs ranging from library page to senior software product manager. When my work hasn’t centered on organization and effective flow, it has been anchored around the reading life, whether on the printed page or a glowing computer screen. A constant theme throughout has been streamlining processes to help achieve goals better, faster, and with more enjoyment along the way; in other words, increasing awesomeness. I created the holiday Discardia in 2002 and have been writing about its principles ever since, intensively with a Discardian tip a day during 2006, currently with active Discardia communities in Facebook and Twitter and a revived Discardia.com. My book, Discardia: More Life, Less Stuff, came out as an ebook in September and trade paperback in October 2011. Along with my keen interest in helping to define the next century of the movement born out of voluntary simplicity, uncluttering, and self-help, I write at varying lengths – from books to tweets – about technology, science, and classic cocktails and am currently working on my first novel.

Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking Is Undermining America

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Title: Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking Is Undermining America
Authors: Barbara Ehrenreich
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Starred Review. Ehrenreich (_Nickel and Dimed_) delivers a trenchant look into the burgeoning business of positive thinking. A bout with breast cancer puts the author face to face with this new breed of frenetic positive thinking promoted by everyone from scientists to gurus and activists. Chided for her anger and distress by doctors and fellow cancer patients and survivors, Ehrenreich explores the insistence upon optimism as a cultural and national trait, discovering its symbiotic relationship with American capitalism and how poverty, obesity, unemployment and relationship problems are being marketed as obstacles that can be overcome with the right (read: positive) mindset. Building on Max Weber’s insights into the relationship between Calvinism and capitalism, Ehrenreich sees the dark roots of positive thinking emerging from 19th-century religious movements. Mary Baker Eddy, William James and Norman Vincent Peale paved the path for today’s secular $9.6 billion self-improvement industry and positive psychology institutes. The author concludes by suggesting that the bungled invasion of Iraq and current economic mess may be intricately tied to this reckless national penchant for self-delusion and a lack of anxious vigilance, necessary to societal survival. (Oct.)
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Be Happy!

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Title: Be Happy!
Authors: Robert Holden
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“”Happiness is a spiritual path. The more you learn about true happiness, the more you discover the truth of who you are, what is important, and what your life is for.”" “Be Happy “is the follow-up to Robert Holden’s best-selling “Happiness NOW ” In this book, Robert gives you a front-row seat on his 8-week happiness program–famously tested by independent scientists for the BBC-TV documentary called “How to Be Happy.” Step-by-step he introduces you to a set of proven techniques, principles, meditations, and insights that will help you be happy now Key lessons include: Follow Your Joy — stop chasing happiness and start enjoying your life as it happens. The Happiness Contract — undo mental and emotional blocks to happiness and success. The Receiving Meditation — increase your natural capacity for happiness and abundance. The Forgiveness Practice — give up all hopes for a better past and “be happy now.” The Gift of Happiness — use the power of happiness to bless your life and benefit others. “”This happiness training not only changes the way you feel; it actually changes the way your brain functions.”" — Professor Davidson, Wisconsin-Madison University BBC’s “How to Be Happy “TV documentary

Bargaining for Advantage: Negotiation Strategies

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Title: Bargaining for Advantage: Negotiation Strategies for Reasonable People
Authors: G. Richard Shell
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Tags: Self-Help.Business & Career
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Product Description

The award-winning guide to business negotiation used by top negotiators and training programs all over the world—completely updated and revised

As director of the renowned Wharton Executive Negotiation Workshop, Professor G. Richard Shell has taught thousands of business leaders, administrators, and other professionals how to survive and thrive in the sometimes rough-and-tumble world of negotiation. His systematic, step- by-step approach comes to life in this book, which is available in over ten foreign editions and combines lively storytelling, proven tactics, and reliable insights gleaned from the latest negotiation research.

This updated edition includes:
A brand-new “Negotiation I.Q.” test designed by Shell and used by executives at the Wharton workshop that reveals each reader’s unique strengths and weaknesses as a negotiator
A concise manual on how to avoid the perils and pitfalls of online negotiations involving e-mail and instant messaging
* A detailed look at how gender and cultural differences can derail negotiations, and advice for putting talks back on track

Achieving Goals: Define and Surpass Your High Performance Goals

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Title: Achieving Goals: Define and Surpass Your High Performance Goals
Authors: Kathleen Schienle
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Tags: Self-Help.Business & Career
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Aiming high is essential to success. But by following through and completing what you’ve set out to do, you can truly outperform your competitors. Achieving Goals, a comprehensive and essential resource for any manager on the run, shows you how.

Learn to:

Set smart and challenging goals for yourself and your employees

Create a goal-focused environment

Help employees meet their objectives

Anticipate and overcome obstacles

Measure progress and stay on track to achieve success

The Collins Best Practices guides offer new and seasoned managers the essential information they need to achieve more, both personally and professionally. Designed to provide tried-and-true advice from the world’s most influential business minds, they feature practical strategies and tips to help you get ahead.