This is a summary of Paulo Coelho's masterpiece: The Alchemist. Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless listeners across generations. It is the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different - and far more satisfying - than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams. This summary is aimed for those who want to capture the gist of the book but don't have the current time to listen to the whole thing. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer. Ant Hive Media reads every chapter, extracts the understanding and leaves you with a new perspective and time to spare. We do the work so you can understand the book in minutes, not hours. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Harry Roger Williams, III. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058297/bk_acx0_058297_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a summary of Susannah Cahalan's award winning memoir Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness. Brain on Fire is the powerful account of one woman's struggle to recapture her identity. When 24-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a hospital room, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak, she had no memory of how she'd gotten there. Days earlier, she had been on the threshold of a new, adult life: at the beginning of her first serious relationship and a promising career at a major New York newspaper. Now she was labeled violent, psychotic, a flight risk. What happened? In a swift and breathtaking narrative, Susannah tells the astonishing true story of her descent into madness, her family's inspiring faith in her, and the lifesaving diagnosis that nearly didn't happen. Brain on Fire is an unforgettable exploration of memory and identity, faith and love, and a profoundly compelling tale of survival and perseverance that is destined to become a classic. This summary is aimed for those who want to capture the gist of the book but don't have the current time to listen to the full book. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer. Ant Hive Media reads every chapter, extracts the understanding and leaves you with a new perspective and time to spare. We do the work so you can understand the book in minutes, not hours. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chrystianna Robinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058653/bk_acx0_058653_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a summary of Mark H. McCormack's What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School: Notes from a Street-Smart Executive. Mark McCormack, one of the most successful entrepreneurs in American business, is widely credited as the founder of the modern-day sports marketing industry. On a handshake with Arnold Palmer and less than 1,000 dollars, he started International Management Group and, over a four-decade period, built the company into a multimillion-dollar enterprise with offices in more than 40 countries. To this day, McCormack's business classic remains a must-listen for executives and managers at every level, featuring straight-talking advice you'll never hear in business school. Relating his proven method of "applied people sense" in key chapters on sales, negotiation, reading others and yourself, and executive time management, McCormack presents powerful real-world guidance on: the secret life of a deal management philosophies that don't work (and one that does) the key to running a meeting - and how to attend one the positive use of negative reinforcement proven ways to observe aggressively and take the edge and much more Available in a variety of formats, this summary is aimed for those who want to capture the gist of the book but don't have the current time to devour the whole book. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer. Ant Hive Media reads every chapter, extracts the understanding and leaves you with a new perspective and time to spare. We do the work so you can understand the book in minutes, not hours. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Armagno. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058984/bk_acx0_058984_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a summary of Ryan Holiday's The Obstacle is the Way. The book has become a cult classic, beloved by men and women around the world who apply its wisdom to become more successful at whatever they do. This summary is aimed for those who want to capture the gist of the book but don't have the current time to listen to the whole thing. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer. While The Obstacle Is the Way is a book about philosophies in general, it is not an academic textbook on the subject. Instead, it is primarily a book to learn for yourself the basic tenets of Stoic philosophy and how to understand and apply them to daily life. "Obstacle" is the most frequently used word throughout the book, as well as a very important part of the title because it is all about how to manage the obstacles life throws at us. The central theme of the work is the belief that everyone is able to handle the obstacles that come with life even though we can't necessarily control everything about life. While we may not be in charge of the circumstances, it is possible to always be in command of ourselves and how we choose to respond to the challenges presented. Living by the principles of Stoicism means individuals deliberately control themselves in the face of obstacles which in turn strengthens willpower and confidence for difficult times in the future. This book almost never mentions the actual word "Stoicism." The author deliberately neglects to explain exactly what it is and barely mentions any philosophers of Stoicism from centuries ago - except Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Aurelius is written about more than anyone else because his thoughts written in Meditations inspired the author to write this book. Meditations provides a lot of informative ideas, but they are not quite complete. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lee Crooks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058316/bk_acx0_058316_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From Mike Pesca, host of the popular Slate podcast The Gist, comes the greatest sports minds imagining how the world would change if a play, trade, injury, or referee's call had just gone the other way. No announcer ever proclaimed: "Up Rises Frazier!" "Havlicek commits the foul, trying to steal the ball!", or "The Giants Lose the Pennant, The Giants Lose The Pennant!" Such moments are indelibly etched upon the mind of every sports fan. Or rather, they would be, had they happened. Sports are notoriously games of inches, and when we conjure the thought of certain athletes - like Bill Buckner or Scott Norwood - we can't help but apply a mental tape measure to the highlight reels of our minds. Players, coaches, and of course fans, obsess on the play when they ask, "What if?" Upon Further Review is the first audiobook to answer that question. Upon Further Review is an audiobook of counterfactual sporting scenarios. Inside the listener will hear expertly reported histories, where one small event is flipped on its head, and the resulting ripples are carefully documented, the likes of... What if the US boycotted Hitler's Olympics? What if Bobby Riggs beat Billie Jean King? What if Bucky Dent popped out at the foot of the Green Monster? What if Drew Bledsoe never got hurt? Upon Further Review takes classic arguments conducted over pints in a pub and places them in the hands of dozens of writers, athletes, and historians. From turning points that every sports fan rues or celebrates to the forgotten would-be inflection points that defined sports, Upon Further Review answers age-old questions, and settles the score, even if the score bounced off the crossbar. Full cast of narrators includes Shira Springer, Peter Thomas Fornatale, Jesse Eisenberg, Ben Lindbergh, Jonathan Hock, Mary Pilon, Steve Kornacki, Louisa Thomas, Nate DiMeo, Jeremy Schaap, Neil Pain, Will Leitch 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shira Springer, Peter Thomas Fornatale, Jesse Eisenberg, Ben Lindbergh, Jonathan Hock, Mary Pilon, Steve Kornacki, Louisa Thomas, Nate DiMeo, Jeremy Schaap, Neil Pain, Will Leitch, Julian E. Zelizer, Liam Boylan-Pett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/004474/bk_hach_004474_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This volume is a posthumous revised edition of selected papers by Andrzej Kopcewicz on classic works of American and Irish fiction, published originally between 1979 and 2005. The book opens with two introductory sketches: a semi-theoretical one on intertextuality and a semi-historical one on the interaction of high and low literary forms. The gist of the book are textual analyses of the intricacies and reciprocities of some of the best-known works by Herman Melville, Frank R. Stockton, Henry Adams, Thomas Pynchon, Gilbert Sorrentino, Donald Barthelme, Paul Auster, Flann O'Brien, and James Joyce. While the essays lend themselves to being read in any order, as well as in isolation, the underlying Peircean-Joycean premise of the book is a semiotic-mythical commodius vicus of palimpsestic recirculation. Informed by a combination of poetic sensibility and disciplined as well as erudite mind, the ten essays collected here demonstrate that the agenda and methods of the more traditional close reading and the more contemporary intertextuality are not exclusive of each other.
Just as Christianity has its Vatican in Rome, modern Daoism boasts of a unique center of religious authority and administration: the Temple of the White Clouds (Baiyun guan) in Beijing, seat of the general headquarters of the Chinese Daoist Association. This temple complex in Beijing, called by Dr Esposito 'modern Daoism's Vatican,' houses the grave of the mythical founder of Daoism's Quanzhen tradition and celebrates the patriarchs of its Longmen ('Dragon Gate') branch as his legitimate heirs. Monica Esposito describes in this book how Daoist masters and historiographers in China, much like their Catholic counterparts in Europe, invented a glorious patriarchal lineage as well as a system of ordination designed to perpetuate orthodox transmission and central control. They also created a kind of New Testament: a new canonical collection of scriptures entitled 'The Gist of the Daoist Canon' (Daozang jiyao). It contains hundreds of texts including the Daoist classic The Secret of the Golden Flower which achieved fame through the commentary by Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung. A classic study on the invention of religious traditions, the four parts of Creative Daoism describe in detail the construction of the Daoist Vatican's lineage of patriarchs, system of ordination, canon of sacred scriptures, and doctrine of universal salvation.
'The Student's Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience is a perfect introduction to the field. I use it in my own teaching and recommend it to colleagues from other disciplines who are curious about cognitive neuroscience. Ward is discerning about where to go into detail and where to present a skillfully summarized gist, and always connects facts and findings to the larger picture of what we know and how we know it. The result is a smart, approachable introduction to the concepts and methods of cognitive neuroscience.' - Martha J. Farah, Director of the Center for Neuroscienceand Society, University of Pennsylvania, USA 'In The Student&#8217;s Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience, Jamie Ward provides a clear, informative, and engaging introduction to this important subject. The third edition builds on the strengths of the previous editions, which include an impressive integration of insights from cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, and neuroimaging. The text provides a solid grounding in all of the key topic areas of cognitive neuroscience that includes both classic studies and cutting edge research. I highly recommend this excellent text.' - Daniel L. Schacter, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, USA 'Jamie Ward&#8217;s The Student&#8217;s Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience is an outstanding addition to the field. Its coverage of topics is hugely impressive &#8211; from basic methods in cognitive neuroscience through to details chapters covering topics such as emotion as well as standard cognitive topics such as language and memory. This reflects the exciting converging of research over the past few years. The book also engages in state-of-the-art methods and integrates them in a way that will help students understand the relations between different aspects of the discipline. A tremendous achievement.' - Glyn Humphreys, Watts Professor of Experimental Psychology and Head of Department, University of Oxford, UK
2011 Reprint of 1939 Edition. Parts I & III of 'The German Ideology'. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Originally published by the Marx-Engels Institute in Moscow in 1939. 'The German Ideology' was written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels circa 1846, but published later. The original edition was divided into three parts. Part I, the most significant, is perhaps the classic statement of the Marxist theory of history and his much cited 'materialist conception of history'. Since its first publication, Marxist scholars have found Part I 'The German Ideology' particularly valuable since it is perhaps the most comprehensive statement of Marx's theory of history stated at such length and detail. Part II consisted of many satirically written polemics against Bruno Bauer, other Young Hegelians, and Max Stirner. These polemical and highly partisan sections of the 'German Ideology' have not been reproduced in this edition. We reprint Parts I & Parts III only. Part III treats Marx & Engels' conception of true socialism and is reprinted in its entirety. Part II has not been reprinted in this edition in order to produce a small and inexpensive book which contains the gist of the 'German Ideology'. Appendix contains the 'Theses on Feuerbach.' Index of authors, with scholarly citations and footnotes.