The instant New York Times bestseller Supermodel and philanthropist Gisele Bündchen shares personal stories, insights, and photos to explore lessons that have helped shape her life. Gisele Bündchen´s journey began in southern Brazil, growing up with five sisters, playing volleyball, and rescuing the dogs and cats around her hometown. In fact, she wanted to become either a professional volley player or a veterinarian. But at the age of 14, fate suddenly intervened in in the form of a modeling scout, who spotted her in São Paulo. Four years later, Gisele´s appearance in Alexander McQueen´s memorably rain-soaked London runway show in the spring 1998 launched her spectacular career as a fashion model, and put an end to the ´´heroin chic´´ era of fashion. Since then, Gisele has appeared in almost 400 ad campaigns and on over 1200 magazine covers. She has walked in more than 470 fashion shows for the most influential brands in the world. Gisele has become an icon, leaving a lasting mark on the fashion industry. But until now, few people have gotten to know the real Gisele, a woman whose private life stands in dramatic contrast to her public image. In Lessons, she reveals for the first time who she really is and what she´s learned over the past 37 years to help her live a meaningful life--a journey that takes readers from a childhood spent barefoot in small-town Brazil, to an internationally successful career, motherhood and marriage to quarterback Tom Brady. A work of great openness and vulnerability, Lessons reveals the inner life of a very public woman.
´Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play.´ - Matisse Use this essential guide to crack artistic algorithms and improve, sustain and nurture your creativity. Brief Lessons in Creativity presents a rich variety of artistic methods and solutions for you to try, and is packed with inspiration and practical takeaways. Stay curious like Rauschenberg by immersing yourself in the world through seeing, reading and researching. Repeat and revisit with Cézanne to try things differently, and collect and remix with Matisse and Bacon. Appreciate the importance of solitude and space with Bourgeois, and improvise freely with Van Gogh. With every chapter, learn how to create your best work and embrace a new sense of playfulness.
Since 1946, Henry Hazlitt´s bestselling Economics in One Lesson has popularized the belief that economics can be boiled down to one simple lesson: market prices represent the true cost of everything. But one-lesson economics tells only half the story. It can explain why markets often work so well, but it can´t explain why they often fail so badly--or what we should do when they stumble. As Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Samuelson quipped, ´´When someone preaches ¿Economics in one lesson,´ I advise: Go back for the second lesson.´´ In Economics in Two Lessons, John Quiggin teaches both lessons, offering a masterful introduction to the key ideas behind the successes--and failures--of free markets. Economics in Two Lessons explains why market prices often fail to reflect the full cost of our choices to society as a whole. For example, every time we drive a car, fly in a plane, or flick a light switch, we contribute to global warming. But, in the absence of a price on carbon emissions, the costs of our actions are borne by everyone else. In such cases, government action is needed to achieve better outcomes. Two-lesson economics means giving up the dogmatism of laissez-faire as well as the reflexive assumption that any economic problem can be solved by government action, since the right answer often involves a mixture of market forces and government policy. But the payoff is huge: understanding how markets actually work--and what to do when they don´t.
´Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist´ - Picasso Whether it´s through disrupting a routine, turning an idea on its head or challenging the norm, Brief Lessons in Rule Breaking will give you the confidence to take creative risks and experiment, free from self-doubt. Be inspired by the artistic avant garde with wise words from Abramovic, Duchamp and more.
This book makes no mistake of assuming there is a such thing as a “normal” family. All families are unique and put together in a different way. There are people you are born related to, then there are those chosen without you, and lastly, the people you pick! Family members are like a team. They all come together, brining their talents and love, to help you win in life. To appreciate your family, and know they appreciate you, get into this book. We talk about parents, siblings, friends, teachers, and even “frienemies!” Never heard about frienemies? Let’s get started! Don’t skip this book, get it, read it, pass The Lesson, and remember to get involved in The Lesson Coaching series!
A 45th anniversary edition guide provides drawing lessons through a detailed analysis of over one hundred master drawings from Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Rodin, Goya, and others, providing insight on how these artists tackled, line, light, planes, and anatomy. Original.
Originally self-published, a gift-appropriate guide to enjoying a sophisticated life in the style of a modern Parisian aristocrat shares lessons gleaned by the author while living behind Famille Chic´s doors in the exclusive 16th arrondissement, covering such topics as grooming, dressing and deprivation-free eating. 50,000 first printing.
If you spent one hour a month nurturing your finances for the next twelve months, how would you feel this time next year, what would be different? Mapping out a plan for achieving your big goals and managing everyday spending, Money Lessons is your own pocket financial expert. Whether you have it or not, money is often as difficult to talk about as it is to handle. Many of us will at one point need advice on how to: - ask for a pay rise - save up to buy a place - pay for a mortgage - finance a career move - budget for a wedding - fund a big trip - get out of debt - retire comfortably Building on her 15 years of experience helping countless people to make smart financial decisions, Lisa Conway-Hughes tackles these topics in a short guide to being savvy and getting what you want in every stage of your life. Full of expert knowledge and success stories, this is essential reading for anyone who wants to turn a dream into a plan - and eventually a reality.