Lessons in Search of Greatness:Or Stepping Down the Ladder (Classic Reprint) Simon M. Landis
The behind-the-scenes story of how a headhunting pioneer helped shape an industry Born in Greenwich, Connecticut, Reynolds graduated from Philips Exeter and Yale before joining the U.S. Air Force as a navigator-bombardier in a B-36. After his stint in the military, Reynolds returned to J.P. Morgan as a lending officer, where he learned the lessons and began making the connections that would drive his long and illustrious career. Reynolds´s first foray into the executive recruiting industry he helped influence was with the New York search firm William H. Clark Associates. He quickly displayed his talents as a recruiter, and three short years later, on October 2, 1969, he founded Russell Reynolds Associates (RRA). That´s when the executive search business changed-for the better. Until then, the general feeling among business professionals was that executive search firms simply took advantage of easy access to corporate money without delivering real value to clients. With smart, forward-looking, disciplined marketing, Reynolds helped establish executive search professionals as important elements in the smooth running of American business-all while opening new offices around the world. Filled with cameo appearances by some of the twentieth-century´s greatest business titans, Heads is the fascinating story not only of how RRA became one of the world´s most influential executive search firms but also of how one man transformed an industry.
Heads: Business Lessons from an Executive Search Pioneer: Carol E. Curtis, Russell S. Reynolds
´´Boy, do I have a lot to learn!´´ Anyone who´s ever picked up a musical instrument of any kind - from the first caveman banging rocks to that little kid at the guitar shop - has thought that. I know I did. I´d been trying for years to break in to the music scene, to show everyone my chops, to make my mark. And I was good. But I wasn´t great. I knew that there was something wrong. ´´Then the teacher showed up. I didn´t ask for him. I didn´t think I needed him. And all he said he could teach me was ´nothing´. ´´What happened next, you may not believe...I sure didn´t...but that didn´t stop him.´´ The Music Lesson is the inspiring story of a young bass player and the lessons he learns about Life, Music, and the Life of Music. Throughout this audiobook is new, original music written by Victor Wooten and a bonus performance by the original supergroup Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Victor L. Wooten. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/001439/bk_tant_001439_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the ground-breaking offices of Google, ´´Search Inside Yourself´´ is a personal growth program that focuses on developing emotional intelligence through mindfulness, making its participants more productive at work and better leaders, while becoming more peaceful, happy and compassionate individuals. Famed for its innovative and unusual, yet highly successful working culture, Google is more than just a search engine. One such innovation is the ´´Search Inside Yourself´´ program which was created for Google in 2007 and has been taught there ever since, producing dramatic results. This book will show you how to apply the principles of ´´Search Inside Yourself´´ to you, your business and everyday life. Whether you are a junior team member or a senior manager, a secondary school teacher or a bus driver these valuable lessons have the potential to dramatically improve your life. Written by Chade-Meng Tan, the first engineer in Google´s history to leave the Engineering department and join their Peoples Ops Group, where he leads this and other personal-growth programs. It also includes a foreword by Daniel Goleman, the author of Emotional Intelligence and introduction from Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Wherever You Go, There You Are. ´´This is a book offering much good advice. I most appreciate Meng´s insight that expressing compassion for others brings happiness to oneself as well.´´ Jimmy Carter, Former President of the United States ´´Google engineer, Chade-Meng Tan´s book shows that to avoid certain kinds of results, you need to change the conditions that give rise to them. If you change the habitual patterns of your mind, you can change their resulting attitudes and emotions and find peace and inner happiness.´´ His Holiness the Dalai Lama
The Search for Raoul Wallenberg: The Truth tells a true story that reaches back over one hundred years, touches on the lives of over one hundred thousand people, involves the governments of four countries, includes hundreds of documents, and both exposes scandals and showcases heroism. There are many books about Raoul Wallenberg, the diplomat who saved one hundred thousand innocent lives during World War II. This one is unique. It is about all the behind-the-scenes activity involved in the release of the his prison records from the Soviet Union, where the idea originated, why it was important, how it was done, and the background of the impartial investigation that followed. In addition, it exposes the people who tried to prevent the truth, the reasons why, who confronted them, and those who worked tirelessly on behalf of this great hero. I know because this is my story. This story had its humble beginnings in Glen Cove and Sea Cliff, Long Island. The book will demonstrate what an individual can accomplish if they are dedicated, imaginative, courageous, and compassionate. Further, the book extends into the future by advocating implementation of lessons learned, avarice avoided, and compassionate lifestyles adopted. Proceeds from the sale of this book continue Raoul Wallenberg ´s legacy of compassion through Raoul Wallenberg Vegan International (www.VeganInternational.org) and Raoul Wallenberg Vegan Retreat (www.veganretreat.org). Thanks for your patronage.
The Music Lesson:A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music Berkley Victor L. Wooten
Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl´s memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Frankl´s theory-known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos (´´meaning´´)-holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful. At the time of Frankl´s death in 1997, Man´s Search for Meaning had sold more than 10 million copies in twenty-four languages. A 1991 reader survey for the Library of Congress that asked readers to name a ´´book that made a difference in your life´´ found Man´s Search for Meaning among the ten most influential books in America.