A Century Is Not Enough

My Roller Coaster Ride to Success


Author: Sourav Ganguly,Gautam Bhattacharya

Publisher: Juggernaut Books

ISBN: 9386228564

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

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A sporting classic and a manual for livingSourav Ganguly life has been full of highs and lows.Arguably India greatest cricket captain, he gave confidence to the team,reenergized them and took India,for the first time, to spectacular overseas victories.But Ganguly story also came with great challenges from his early days where he had to wait four long years beforebeing included in the team to the ugly battle with the Australian coach Greg Chappell. He fought his way out of every corner and climbed back up from every defeat, becoming India ultimate comeback king. What does it take to perform when the pressure is skyhigh? How do you fight back and win? How do you make a name for yourself when you are young and have started the journey which is closest to your heart? As Sourav takes you through his life, he looks at how to overcome challenges and come out a winner. Time and time again.

The Challenge of Sustaining Emergent Democracies

Insights for Religious Intellectuals & Leaders of Civil Society


Author: Joseph Osei

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469101017

Category: Political Science

Page: 299

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The recent political crises in Kenya, Zimbabwe, and Georgia should alert all to the fact that the emergent democracies that mushroomed all over Africa and Eastern Europe at the end of the last century cannot be taken for granted. They face multiple obstacles including political manipulation, poverty, dependency, racism, ethnicism, religious extremism, short-sighted nationalism, fraud, and corruption of all types. Are these democracies sustainable? Were the skeptics right? Are the obstacles due to internal or external factors or both? Could democracy itself with its emphasis on freedom and self-determination cause ethnic conflicts? This book does not only identify and analyze the main obstacles but also argues that they can be overcome with thoughtful strategies. These include identifying the inherent strengths and weaknesses of democracy, contextualizing some democratic ideals and practices for developing economies, minimizing dependences, making religion an ally for fighting fraud, corruption, and for promoting peace and social transformation, and adopting a pro-democracy and pro-development philosophy of education. Rev Dr. Joseph Osei is Professor of Philosophy at Fayetteville State University, NC. His PHD in Philosophy is from The Ohio State University (1991), the M.A is from Ohio University (1986) and the B.A. in Philosophy & Religion is from The University of Ghana (1981). Osei is also a graduate of Trinity Theological Seminary (Legon) and an ordained minister of The Methodist Church, Ghana. He was born at Kokofu, Ashanti, Ghana in 1951 and is married to Victoria Osei. They have five kids: Lucy, Gina, Suzie, Miriam, and Emmanuel.

The Informed Vision

Essays on Learning and Human Nature


Author: David Hawkins

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 0875861717

Category: Education

Page: 256

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An education classic is back in print. 15 seminal essays explore how children develop their understanding of the world around them.

Theosophy, Imagination, Tradition

Studies in Western Esotericism


Author: Antoine Faivre

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791444351

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 269

View: 8138

A historical and interpretive study of three aspects of Western esotericism from the Renaissance to the twentieth century.

History as a Science: The Philosophy of R.G. Collingwood


Author: Jan van der Dussen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789024724536

Category: Science

Page: 500

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1. 1. COLLINGWOOD'S RECEPTION Collingwood's scholarly reputation is a complicated and variegated affair. For one has not only to make a' distinction between his reputation during his life and after his premature death in 1943, but also between his reputation as a philosopher and as an archaeologist and historian. Collingwood himself considered philosophy as his primary occupation and his work in archaeology and history as that of an amateur. This work, however, reached the highest standards and his contributions to archaeology and history have always been appreciated accordingly. Though Collingwood's reputation as the main expert on Roman Britain in the period between the two wars remains unchallenged, modern developments in this field have inevitably superseded his contributions and made them primarily voices from a past period. Philosophy was the other half of Collingwood's scholarly life. In his own thinking there was always a close relationship between philosophy and archaeological and histor ical practice. His interpreters have not always recognized this connection. I have met archaeologists who were surprised to hear that Collingwood was a philosopher as well, who either did not know that he had been a practising and philosophers archaeologist and historian, or thought it no more than a private hobby. Collingwood's reputation as a philosopher was very different from the one he gained in archaeology and history. For in the philosophical climate at Oxford between the wars he was always an isolated figure.

Kuwait of the Sustainability كويت الاستدام


Author: Abdullah Al-Salloum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781732537538

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

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The initiative of "Kuwait Of The Sustainability" does not claim solutions to all microeconomic and organizational behavior issues, or to administrative, financial, and political corruption. However, it is a starting point, where it is, at the scope of macroeconomics, able to wipe those issues, and set better strategies to fix the decision-making methodologies to achieve goals that draw up a real vision. "In this book, we aim to address the lack of real understanding of the economic vision concept, which is a radical solution aimed to solve macroeconomic issues, by showing how the economic horizon would extend more than what we would expect, hoping to have this vision achieved and to be of an added value in raising the public awareness in the matters of Kuwait's economy." إن مبادرة رؤية «كويت الاستدامة» لا تدعي الإتيان بحلول لجميع إشكالات الاقتصاد الجزئي والسلوك التنظيمي والفساد الإداري والمالي والسياسي. ولكنها بمثابة نقطة البداية، وقطرة الغيث الذي نرقب وابله، وهي على صعيد الاقتصاد الكلي قادرة على التهام تلك القضايا، ووضع أنجح الآليات التي تعمل على تحسين منهجية اتخاذ القرار، في كل ما يتعلق برسم أفق الأهداف المنشودة واستراتيجيات تحقيقها. "نهدف في هذا الكتاب إلى التصدي لقلة الإدراك الحقيقي والاستدراك الدقيق لمفهوم الرؤية الاقتصادية، المتمثل على هيئة حلول جذرية تستهدف قضايا الاقتصاد الكلي للدولة، بالسعي لتبيان وتوضيح كيف يمتد الأفق بعيدا في رسمه ووسمه عما صوره لنا كل من كان قد أدلى بنصيحته فيما يتعلق بالشأن الاقتصادي الكويتي. آملين أن تحقق رؤية «كويت الاستدامة» المرجو منها، ويكون لها نصيب في رفع سقف الوعي المجتمعي في الشأن الاقتصادي، بالغة به قمة الوعي الذي يمكنه من أن يبصر ويدرك بها تبعات الأمور ومجرياتها، فيبني نظرته الخاصة ورأيه الناقد عن دراية تامة."

Literacy Is NOT Enough

21st Century Fluencies for the Digital Age


Author: Lee Crockett,Ian Jukes,Andrew Churches

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452299021

Category: Education

Page: 232

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How to upgrade literacy instruction for digital learners Educating students to traditional literacy standards is no longer enough. If students are to thrive in their academic and 21st century careers, then independent and creative thinking hold the highest currency. The authors explain in detail how to add these new components of literacy: Solution Fluency Information Fluency Creativity Fluency Collaboration Fluency Students must master a completely different set of skills to succeed in a culture of technology-driven automation, abundance, and access to global labor markets. The authors present an effective framework for integrating comprehensive literacy or fluency into the traditional curriculum.

The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change

A Guide to the Debate


Author: Andrew E. Dessler,Edward A. Parson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521831703

Category: Science

Page: 190

View: 6390

An introduction to the climate-change debate for non-specialists.