Chasing Daylight

How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Life

Author: Eugene O'Kelly

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Europe

ISBN: 9780077118471

Category: Brain

Page: 201

View: 7299

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Chasing Daylight is the honest, touching, and ultimately inspirational memoir of former KPMG CEO Eugene O'Kelly, completed in the three and a half months between his diagnosis with brain cancer and his death in September 2005. It’s haunting yet extraordinarily hopeful voice reminds us to embrace the fragile, fleeting moments of our lives: the brief time we have with our family, our friends, and even ourselves. Glimpse the strategies Gene embraced to accept and live the final stages of his life with vibrancy and calm - and what his preparations for death taught him about life. This paperback edition features a new foreword by his wife, Corinne O'Kelly and a readers' group guide and questions “A moving memoir†The Times “Challenging and thought-provoking†The Financial Times “[A] well-written and moving book.†The Economist.com "Voicing universal truths not often found in business or how-to tracts...[O'Kelly] made a success out of his final mission."-Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Chasing Daylight: How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Life

Author: Gene O'Kelly

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071759530

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

View: 7750

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Chasing Daylight is the honest, touching, and ultimately inspirational memoir of former KPMG CEO Eugene O'Kelley, completed in the three-and-a-half months between his diagnosis with brain cancer and his death in September 2005. Its haunting yet extraordinarily hopeful voice reminds us to embrace the fragile, fleeting moments of our lives-the brief time we have with our family, our friends, and even ourselves. This paperback edition features a new foreword by his wife, Corinne O'Kelley and a readers' group guide and questions. “Voicing universal truths . . . shared . . . simply and clearly.”-Janet Malin, New York Times “Words to live by.”-Kerry Hannon, USA Today “One of the most unexpected and touching books you're likely to read this year.”-Edward Nawotka, Bloomberg News “An honest, thought-provoking memoir . . . O'Kelly has many lessons to teach us on how to live.”-Steve Powers, Houston Chronicle “[A] well-written and moving book.”-TheEconomist.com

Chasing Daylight

Seize the Power of Every Moment

Author: Erwin Raphael McManus

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418525847

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 2644

Chasing Daylight (previously published as Seizing Your Devine Moment) is a call to live a life of blazing urgency. We have but one life. We are given one opportunity to pursue our dreams and fulfill our divine purpose. Every moment counts, and we must engage them with fierceness and zeal. Put an end to passive observation, paralyzed by the need for perfect opportunity, and start seizing the raw, untapped potential of your life with God. Are you willing to risk failure? Are you ready to get in the game? You may stumble, but you will find yourself falling forward, propelled toward the God-inspired adventure He intends you to live.

Surprise

Embrace the Unpredictable and Engineer the Unexpected

Author: Tania Luna,LeeAnn Renninger, PhD

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698157095

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 6888

Surprise: Embrace the Unpredictable and Engineer the Unexpected is a fascinating look at how we can handle and harness surprise in our work, relationships, and everyday lives. Pop Quiz! Do you prefer when: A) Things go according to plan? B) When the unexpected happens? Most of us pick control and predictability. Yet research reveals a counterintuitive truth: surprise is the key that unlocks growth, innovation, and connection. It is also the secret ingredient in our best memories. Through colorful narratives and compelling scientific findings, authors Tania Luna and Dr. LeeAnn Renninger shine a light on the world's least understood and most intriguing emotion. They reveal how shifting our perception of surprise lets us thrive in the face of uncertainty. And they show us how surprise acts as a shortcut that turns a typical product into a meaningful experience, a good idea into a viral one, awkward small talk into engaging conversation, and daily life into an adventure. From the Hardcover edition.

Under My Helmet

A Football Player’s Lifelong Battle with Bipolar Disorder

Author: Keith O'Neil

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1510716882

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

View: 7291

Ever since he was a child, Keith O’Neil wanted to play football. Born on the same day that his father, Ed O’Neil, was cut from the New England Patriots, football was all Keith could think about...aside from his anxiety. Offered a scholarship to Northern Arizona University, O’Neil jumped at the chance to prove himself. Though it wasn’t a Division I-A school, he brought his all and was a natural on the field, achieving first-team All-Big Sky choice as a junior and senior, as well as earning All-American honors. Going undrafted, luck came from the Dallas Cowboys, who offered O’Neil an invite to rookie mini-camp. But while trying to learn the playbook, his anxiety and insomnia returned. Even so, he made the team as an undrafted free agent. His dream had come true. While proving himself as a hard-nosed special teamer, sleepless nights, constant anxiety, and suicidal thoughts clouded his mind. O’Neil considered stepping away from the game multiple times, even speaking to his coach, Bill Parcells. Parcells gave him the wisdom that “Everyone has a demon in their head, and we have to beat that demon. Beat the demon!” After being released from the Cowboys, O’Neil spent time with the Colts and Giants, but still could not escape his inner demons. He asked for help but never received the attention he needed. In fact, for suicidal thoughts was given a CD to help him relax—Enya. It finally became too much for him to handle, and the final decision was made to walk away from the game. It wasn’t until sometime later that was finally diagnosed: Bipolar I disorder. Finally, everything made sense. Under My Helmet is the personal story of a man working every day to prove his worth while struggling with a debilitating—and undiagnosed—mental illness. O’Neil’s voice is honest and open as he shares his battles and the steps he’s taken to overcome adversity.

A Series of Catastrophes and Miracles

A True Story of Love, Science, and Cancer

Author: Mary Elizabeth Williams

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426216335

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 4348

"A wry, witty account of what it is like to face death--and be restored to life. After being diagnosed in her early 40s with metastatic melanoma--a "rapidly fatal" form of cancer--journalist and mother of two Mary Elizabeth Williams finds herself in a race against the clock. She takes a once-in-a-lifetime chance and joins a clinical trial for immunotherapy, a revolutionary drug regimen that trains the body to vanquish malignant cells. Astonishingly, her cancer disappears entirely in just a few weeks. But at the same time, her best friend embarks on a cancer journey of her own--with very different results. Williams's experiences as a patient and a medical test subject reveal with stark honesty what it takes to weather disease, the extraordinary new developments that are rewriting the rules of science--and the healing power of human connection"--

Power Questions

Build Relationships, Win New Business, and Influence Others

Author: Andrew Sobel,Jerold Panas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118119630

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 1598

"An arsenal of powerful questions that will transform every conversationSkillfully redefine problems. Make an immediate connection with anyone. Rapidly determine if a client is ready to buy. Access the deepest dreams of others. Power Questions sets out a series of strategic questions that will transform your effectiveness with others. The book showcases thirty-five riveting, real conversations with CEOs, billionaires, clients, colleagues, and friends. Each story illustrates the extraordinary power and impact of a thought-provoking, incisive power question. To help readers navigate a variety of professional challenges, over 200 additional, thought-provoking questions are also summarized at the end of the book. The insights in Power Questions include: Want to refocus a client conversation? Ask, What's the most important thing we should be discussing today? Want to connect deeply? Ask the startlingly simple, What are your dreams? Want to learn how someone became the person they are? Ask, How did you get your start? Want to understand a client's deepest motivations? Ask, Why do you do what you do? Does someone need a push to excel? Ask, Is this the best you can do? When you use power questions, you magnify your professional and personal influence, create intimate connections with others, and drive to the true heart of the issue every time"--Provided by publisher.

Mary Kay, You Can Have it All

Lifetime Wisdom from America's Foremost Woman Entrepreneur

Author: Mary Kay Ash

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

View: 1825

The succesful cosmetics entrepreneur shares advice about values, long-range planning, focus, working with men, adapting to change, mentoring, self-image, understanding people, and having a sense of humor

How We Die

Reflections on Life's Final Chapter

Author: Sherwin B Nuland

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0679742441

Category: Social Science

Page: 278

View: 3226

Presents a meditation and portrait of the experience of dying that elucidates the decisions that can be made to allow each person an understanding of death, as well as his or her own choice of death. Reprint. 150,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo.

Chasing Daylight: How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Life

Author: Gene O'Kelly

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071499938

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 4750

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Chasing Daylight is the honest, touching, and ultimately inspirational memoir of former KPMG CEO Eugene O'Kelley, completed in the three-and-a-half months between his diagnosis with brain cancer and his death in September 2005. Its haunting yet extraordinarily hopeful voice reminds us to embrace the fragile, fleeting moments of our lives-the brief time we have with our family, our friends, and even ourselves. This paperback edition features a new foreword by his wife, Corinne O'Kelley and a readers' group guide and questions. “Voicing universal truths . . . shared . . . simply and clearly.”-Janet Malin, New York Times “Words to live by.”-Kerry Hannon, USA Today “One of the most unexpected and touching books you're likely to read this year.”-Edward Nawotka, Bloomberg News “An honest, thought-provoking memoir . . . O'Kelly has many lessons to teach us on how to live.”-Steve Powers, Houston Chronicle “[A] well-written and moving book.”-TheEconomist.com

How Come Every Time I Get Stabbed in the Back My Fingerprints Are on the Knife

And Other Meditations on Management

Author: Jerry B. Harvey

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780787947873

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 1937

The role we each play in our own downfalls create the profound--and profoundly entertaining--basis for this series of linked "meditations" as the author of The Abilene Paradox takes another irreverent look at the nature of life on the job. In this work, Harvey explores the ethical, moral, and spiritual dilemmas we all face in the modern world of work. But he does it in a most unconventional way. His is an approach that mixes equal parts humor, philosophy, and insight to make us laugh, think, and examine organizational behavior in a brand new light. The twelve essays themselves carry such spirited titles as "What If I Really Believe this Stuff," "On Tooting Your Own Horn," and "Ode to Waco." Altogether, it's an enthralling collection of wise and witty parables that illustrate the redemptive value of the truth in a voice that is ultimately understanding of human shortcomings.

Radicals and Visionaries

Author: Thaddeus Wawro

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781891984136

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 444

View: 9564

Takes a look at the twentieth century's most revolutionary businesspeople, covering a diverse group of entrepreneurs from Henry Ford to Oprah Winfrey, and reveals what each contributed to business history and culture.

Fusion Leadership

Unlocking the Subtle Forces that Change People and Organizations

Author: Richard L. Daft,Robert H. Lengel

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781576750803

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

View: 5522

Showing managers how to break out of the prison of hierarchical structure by emphasizing intellectual, emotional, and spiritual qualities, the authors creatively integrate new science and systems theory management ideas and present practical applications.

Image-Guided IMRT

Author: Thomas Bortfeld,Rupert Schmidt-Ullrich,Wilfried De Neve,David E. Wazer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540303561

Category: Medical

Page: 460

View: 4229

Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), one of the most important developments in radiation oncology in the past 25 years, involves technology to deliver radiation to tumors in the right location, quantity and time. Unavoidable irradiation of surrounding normal tissues is distributed so as to preserve their function. The achievements and future directions in the field are grouped in the three sections of the book, each suitable for supporting a teaching course. Part 1 contains topical reviews of the basic principles of IMRT, part 2 describes advanced techniques such as image-guided and biologically based approaches, and part 3 focuses on investigation of IMRT to improve outcome at various cancer sites.

The Book Thief

Author: Markus Zusak

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780307433848

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 592

View: 8964

DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF. The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today

Night Reflections

A True Story of Friendship, Love, Cancer, and Survival

Author: Robert Thomas Winn

Publisher: Humanix Books

ISBN: 1630060712

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 380

View: 6859

"Dr. Winn’s story is remarkably open, unguarded and intimate. I believe that almost any physician, staff member, patient, patient family member or friend will come away with new insights and understanding after reading this moving memoir." —Frederick R. Appelbaum, M.D. Director, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Little does he know that an unexpected call that interrupts an early Spring bike ride in the Wasatch mountains above Park City will change his life forever. A day later, when Dr. Robert Winn’s beloved wife Nancy is diagnosed with the life-threatening disease acute myeloid leukemia (AML), he is too devastated and emotionally shattered to communicate with family and their many friends. For many months he can’t even speak without getting choked up or crying. At the nadir of her illness Nancy is given a 5% chance of survival and Winnie (the name lovingly bestowed upon Dr. Winn by his many patients and friends) commits to always be by the side of his soul mate and to never leave Nancy alone at night. As a result, during the entire two years his wife is gravely ill and, at times, near death, he sits in the quiet of Nancy’s hospital room late into the evening and writes to their family and friends. These trials and tribulations are movingly and remarkably captured for posterity in Night Reflections: A True Story of Friendship, Love, Cancer, and Survival. Life with cancer, a devastating disease for any patient and family, is a constant struggle and fight for survival that demands that you learn to live through the entire day, each hour, and every minute. Night Reflections chronicles an inspirational story of courage, love, devotion, struggle, and ultimately triumph. Night Reflections will help anyone suffering from a devastating illness, their loved ones, caregivers, and the medical community alike and the strength to face even the darkest of days.

The Leadership Capital Index

Realizing the Market Value of Leadership

Author: Dave Ulrich

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1626566011

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 4211

When it comes to evaluating a firm, leadership matters. We know that financial outcomes can predict about 50 percent of a firm's market value. Intangibles like strategy, brand, talent, R&D, innovation, risk, and so on account for the rest. But leadership underlies them all. And despite how important we know it is, we've been forced to rely on subjective and unreliable ways to measure its impact—until now. In this landmark book, leadership scholar, author, and consultant Dave Ulrich proposes a “leadership capital index”—a Moody's or Standard and Poor's rating for leadership. Drawing on research from investors and business leaders, and synthesizing the work of dozens of consulting firms and leadership experts, Ulrich analyzes two broad domains, each comprising five factors. The individual domain includes personal qualities, strategic prowess, execution proficiency, interpersonal skills, and fit between the leader's style and the organization's market promises. The organizational domain encompasses a leader's ability to create customer-focused cultures, manage talent, demand accountability, use information to gain competitive advantage, and set up work processes to deal with change. Ulrich details rigorous metrics and methods for evaluating leaders on each of these factors. The result is a groundbreaking book that will be of vital interest not only to equity and debt investors but also to boards of directors, executive teams, human resource and leadership development professionals, government and ratings agencies—and of course to leaders themselves.

The Leadership Training Activity Book

50 Exercises for Building Effective Leaders

Author: Lois Borland Hart,Lois B. Hart,Charlotte S. Waisman

Publisher: Amacom Books

ISBN: 9780814472620

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 313

View: 8017

Gives trainers information they need to teach and apply leadership competencies participants need. Featuring adaptable exercises on a range of leadership topics, this collection of activities is an all-in-one resource for trainers seeking to prepare leaders.

Naruto: Itachi's Story, Vol. 1

Daylight

Author: Takashi Yano,Shin Towada,Akira Higashiyama,Tomohito Ohsaki

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 1421593580

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 172

View: 6719

Uchiha Itachi, four years of age. With the hell of war burned into his eyes, the boy makes a resolution: he will rid this world of all violence. The birth of Sasuke, meeting his friend Shisui, the academy, genin, chunin, and then the Anbu—Itachi races down the path of glory toward his dream of becoming the first Uchiha Hokage, unaware of the darkness that lies ahead... -- VIZ Media