Hard Lessons Als der neue Schuldirektor George McKenna 1984 erstmalig den Fuß auf das Gelände der George Washington High School setzt, werden seine schlimmsten Befürchtungen leider noch weit übertroffen. Das Schulgelände gleicht einem Kriegsgebiet. Gangs haben das Sagen. Doch George bleibt ein Idealist und versucht unermüdlich die guten Eigenschaften der Schüler zu fördern... Doch Gewalt bleibt an der Tagesordnung. The Courtyard Eine Familie trauert um ihre Tochter: Sie starb sinnlos bei einem Autounfall - weil der Fahrer betrunken war! Empörung und Frustration machen sich breit, als dann auch noch die Leiche in die Gerichtsverhandlung gebracht werden soll. Der Anwalt des Fahrers macht seine Sache gut und spielt alle Karten aus - er weißt seinen Mandanten zu verteidigen. Als dann der Richter auch noch gezwungen wird, die Verhandlung zu vertagen, sieht es für den Fahrer mehr als gut aus. Wird er am Ende wirklich an seiner Strafe vorbeikommen?
From profiles and interviews with the world´s leading venture capitalists and high-profile coaches of business founders, A Dozen Lessons distills a set of bedrock methods for approaching business questions and creating value. With insight and verve, Griffin argues that venture capital is, at a fundamental level, a service business that depends hugely on ´´human factors.´´ Griffin suggests that, among a number of common features, these investors succeeded because of their sense of hustle, keen judgment, hard work, and good luck. But most of all, they share a deep love of building businesses that goes beyond financial considerations.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, this modern American classic is about family, and the legacy of slavery in America. August Wilson has already given the American theater such spell-binding plays about the black experience in 20th-century America as Ma Rainey´s Black Bottom, Joe Turner´s Come and Gone, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Fences . In his second Pulitzer Prize-winner, The Piano Lesson, Wilson has fashioned perhaps his most haunting and dramatic work. At the heart of the play stands the ornately carved upright piano which, as the Charles family´s prized, hard-won possession, has been gathering dust in the parlor of Berniece Charles´s Pittsburgh home. When Boy Willie, Berniece´s exuberant brother, bursts into her life with his dream of buying the same Mississippi land that his family had worked as slaves, he plans to sell their antique piano for the hard cash he needs to stake his future. But Berniece refuses to sell, clinging to the piano as a reminder of the history that is their family legacy. This dilemma is the real ´´piano lesson,´´ reminding us that blacks are often deprived both of the symbols of their past and of opportunity in the present.
FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER SAPIENS Yuval Noah Harari returns in August 2018 with a new book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. In bringing his focus to the here and now, Harari will help us to grapple with a world that is increasingly hard to comprehend, encouraging us to focus our minds on the essential questions we should be asking ourselves today. Employing his trademark entertaining and lucid style, Harari will examine some of the world´s most urgent issues, including terrorism, fake news and immigration, as well as turning to more individual concerns, from resilience and humility to meditation.
From the genre-defying icon Ben Folds comes a memoir that is as nuanced, witty, and relatable as his cult-classic songs. ´´A Dream About Lightning Bugs reads like its author: intelligent, curious, unapologetically punk, and funny as hell.´´-Sara Bareilles Ben Folds is a celebrated American singer-songwriter, beloved for songs such as ´´Brick,´´ ´´You Don´t Know Me,´´ ´´Rockin´ the Suburbs,´´ and ´´The Luckiest,´´ and is the former frontman of the alternative rock band Ben Folds Five. But Folds will be the first to tell you he´s an unconventional icon, more normcore than hardcore. Now, in his first book, Folds looks back at his life so far in a charming and wise chronicle of his artistic coming of age, infused with the wry observations of a natural storyteller. In the title chapter, ´´A Dream About Lightning Bugs,´´ Folds recalls his earliest childhood dream-and realizes how much it influenced his understanding of what it means to be an artist. In ´´Measure Twice, Cut Once´´ he learns to resist the urge to skip steps during the creative process. In ´´Hall Pass´´ he recounts his 1970s North Carolina working-class childhood, and in ´´Cheap Lessons´´ he returns to the painful life lessons he learned the hard way-but that luckily didn´t kill him. In his inimitable voice, both relatable and thought-provoking, Folds digs deep into the life experiences that shaped him, imparting hard-earned wisdom about both art and life. Collectively, these stories embody the message Folds has been singing about for years: Smile like you´ve got nothing to prove, because it hurts to grow up, and life flies by in seconds. Advance praise for A Dream About Lightning Bugs ´´Besides being super talented, and an incredibly poignant and multifaceted musician, Ben Folds is a fantastic author. I couldn´t put this book down-and not just because I taped it to my hand. Ben takes us into his mind and into his process from the very beginnings of his childhood to where he is today-one of the greatest musicians and writers that has ever graced the art.´´-Bob Saget ´´A masterfully written memoir, and so much more. Folds imbues this literary work with keen insight and humor to create an elegant and moving tribute to art and life itself.´´-Daniel Levitin, author of #1 New York Times bestseller This Is Your Brain on Music and The Organized Mind
In A Champion´s Mind, the tennis great who so often exhibited visible discomfort with letting people ´´inside his head? finally opens up. An athletic prodigy, Pete resolved from his earliest playing days never to let anything get in the way of his love for the game. But while this determination led to tennis domination, success didn´t come without a price. Here for the first time Pete speaks freely about the personal trials he faced?including the death of a longtime coach and confidant?and the struggles he gutted his way through while being seemingly on top of the world. Among the book´s most riveting scenes are the devastating early loss that led Pete to make a monastic commitment to the game; fierce on-court battles with Andre Agassi; and the triumphant last match of Pete´s career at the finals of the 2002 U.S. Open. ´´A thoroughly compelling read that really probes the hard drive of a champion...All the emotion and insight that Sampras seemes reluctant to express during his playing days come spilling forth.´´ ?Jon Wertheim, senior writer, Sports Illustrated
Napoleon Hill wrote the two most important books on success and becoming rich. We´ve gathered both of these land mark books in one binding. Well designed and easy on the reader´s eyes with ten illustrations designed to help the reader visualize success. A perfect edition to your prosperity library. Think and Grow Rich is the best selling financial book ever written. Napoleon Hill researched more than forty millionaires to find out what made them the men that they were. In this book he imparts that knowledge to you. Once you´ve read this book you will understand what gives certain people an edge over everyone else. By following the advice laid out clearly in this book you´ll be the one with an edge. It´s time to stop wondering what it´s like to be rich and start knowing. This book has changed countless lives and it can change yours! The Law of Success was a precursor to Napoleon Hill´s Think and Grow Rich. Hill was well known for researching what made millionaires different from the common man. The sixteen lessons in this book perfectly crystallize everything you will need to know to succeed during these hard economic times. Many of today´s best known self help books take there core concepts form this book. The Secret, the Power of Positive Thinking, the Millionaire next door, and The Law of Attraction all take their basic premises from this landmark work. Now you can get it from the source. Unlike many of the other editions on the market today, the texts herein are complete and unabridged!
Die wichtigsten Gitarren-Spieltechniken aus Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Nu Rock und Nu Metal. Modern Rock Styles ist ein Spielbuch mit 10 kompletten Songs, Vorübungen und einer MP3 CD. Wir orientieren uns dabei an den Spieltechniken der Gitarristen von Bands wie Slipknot, Korn, Metallica, Nickelback und vielen anderen. Auch Fans des Vintage Rock im Stile von Black Sabbath, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple oder Guns n´Roses kommen auf ihre Kosten.
After a dramatic time jump, the three-time Eisner Award winner for Best Continuing Series continues to evolve, as Hazel begins the most exciting adventure of her life: kindergarten. Meanwhile, her star-crossed family learns hard lessons of their own.