Leap In

A Woman, Some Waves, and the Will to Swim

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Author: Alexandra Heminsley

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473536693

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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'Remarkable' Observer 'A joy to read' Daily Telegraph 'Soaringly beautiful' Sunday Times Magazine 'Genuine and persuasive' Guardian Alexandra Heminsley thought she could swim. She really did. It may have been because she could run. It may have been because she wanted to swim; or perhaps because she only ever did ten minutes of breaststroke at a time. But, as she learned one day while flailing around in the sea, she really couldn’t. Believing that a life lived fully isn’t one with the most money earned, the most stuff bought or the most races won, but one with the most experiences, experienced the most fully, she decided to conquer her fear of the water. From the ignominy of getting into a wetsuit to the triumph of swimming from Kefalonia to Ithaca, in becoming a swimmer, Alexandra learns to appreciate her body and still her mind. As it turns out, the water is never as frightening once you're in, and really, everything is better when you remember to exhale. What Hemmo's readers are saying: ‘This book is funny, engaging, entertaining, informative, suspenseful, motivating, and inspiring... I've never read anything quite like it’ – Nina on Goodreads, 5 stars ‘Just like Running Like a Girl, this was an absolute joy to read. A beautifully written story of swimming, family and being a woman’ – Violet on Amazon, 5 stars ‘Fantastic book... Entertaining – often laugh-out-loud funny – and full of really useful advice’ – J. Edwards on Amazon, 5 stars ‘A fabulous book that’s beautifully written’ – Nik on Goodreads, 5 stars ‘I can't recommend this book enough! I absolutely love Alexandra Heminsley's writing, her attitude towards exercise and her passion for swimming’ – Sarah on Goodreads, 5 stars ‘an inspirational and encouraging read’ – Stephanie on Goodreads, 5 stars ‘the author’s enthusiasm is contagious... one cannot help but yearn to join in. ... A thoroughly inspiring book with a likeable narrator unafraid to share her personal life’ – Eleanor on Goodreads, 5 stars ‘This is a delightful book, a pleasure to read... Unbelievably well written, it flows like the water she loves’ – Bobby on Amazon, 5 stars

The Next Leap in Productivity

What Top Managers Really Need to Know about Information Technology

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Author: Adam Kolawa

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470449073

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 1977

How much should top management really care about IT? That’sthe question Adam Kolawa bluntly poses in this feisty andcompelling book. “The Next Leap in Productivity” goesfar beyond traditional business books written for the CIOcommunity. It tackles crucial issues such as productivity,efficiency and quality management. It makes the case for applyingthe principles of Deming and Juran to software development. Then ittakes a “leap,” arguing that huge potential increasesin IT productivity can lead to enormous increases in enterpriseproductivity. In this sense, “The Next Leap inProductivity” is a truly visionary book. Software vendors and CIOs who read this book will discover asoftware development process that is transparent, practical andefficient. Non-technical C-level executives (CEOs, CFOs, COOs,etc.) will discover a blueprint for improving corporateproductivity and dramatically reducing operating costs. For the past decade, CIOs have been urged, coaxed, counseled andexhorted to act more like CEOs, CFOs, COOs and other C-levelexecutives. This book suggests that it’s time for CEOs, CFOs,COOs and other C-level executives to start acting more like CIOs.“The Next Leap in Productivity” will appeal to anyoneinvolved in buying, selling, developing or using IT. Advance Praise for “The Next Leap inProductivity” “Adam’s book is a challenge to all the top managerswho’ve stopped caring about IT. His message is simple: If youreally care about IT, you find ways to make IT more productive. Theimprovements you achieve in IT productivity can then be leveragedinto huge leaps in productivity at the enterprise level. This bookoffers a roadmap for translating IT productivity into businessprofit. Adam’s argument is worth reading and worthconsidering as you formulate your IT strategies and plan your ITbudgets.”--Gary Beach, Publisher Emeritus, CIOmagazine “Adam lays the groundwork for a common language that canbe used to bridge the chasms between IT and other essentialcomponents of the business such as finance, product development,sales, marketing, distribution and customer service. Everyone whoreads this book will learn valuable lessons that can be leveragedto improve returns on human capital investments at every level ofthe organization. Adam’s concepts have the potential to boostlevels of confidence and performance throughout theenterprise.”-- Michael Minelli, Co-author, Partnering withthe CIO “These kinds of productivity principles are not meretheory. When we put these same principles into effect, ourproductivity went up more than we had thought possible. And ouremployee morale went up, too. It became easier to write code theright way and harder to make stupid mistakes. This new way ofcreating software makes it possible for us to concentrate on whatwe really want to do here at Cisco, which is to improve theInternet for everybody.”-- Andy Chessin, Senior TechnicalLead, Cisco, Inc.

A Leap in the Dark

The Struggle to Create the American Republic

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Author: John Ferling

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199728701

Category: Political Science

Page: 576

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It was an age of fascinating leaders and difficult choices, of grand ideas eloquently expressed and of epic conflicts bitterly fought. Now comes a brilliant portrait of the American Revolution, one that is compelling in its prose, fascinating in its details, and provocative in its fresh interpretations. In A Leap in the Dark, John Ferling offers a magisterial new history that surges from the first rumblings of colonial protest to the volcanic election of 1800. Ferling's swift-moving narrative teems with fascinating details. We see Benjamin Franklin trying to decide if his loyalty was to Great Britain or to America, and we meet George Washington when he was a shrewd planter-businessman who discovered personal economic advantages to American independence. We encounter those who supported the war against Great Britain in 1776, but opposed independence because it was a "leap in the dark." Following the war, we hear talk in the North of secession from the United States. The author offers a gripping account of the most dramatic events of our history, showing just how closely fought were the struggle for independence, the adoption of the Constitution, and the later battle between Federalists and Democratic-Republicans. Yet, without slowing the flow of events, he has also produced a landmark study of leadership and ideas. Here is all the erratic brilliance of Hamilton and Jefferson battling to shape the new nation, and here too is the passion and political shrewdness of revolutionaries, such as Samuel Adams and Patrick Henry, and their Loyalist counterparts, Joseph Galloway and Thomas Hutchinson. Here as well are activists who are not so well known today, men like Abraham Yates, who battled for democratic change, and Theodore Sedgwick, who fought to preserve the political and social system of the colonial past. Ferling shows that throughout this period the epic political battles often resembled today's politics and the politicians--the founders--played a political hardball attendant with enmities, selfish motivations, and bitterness. The political stakes, this book demonstrates, were extraordinary: first to secure independence, then to determine the meaning of the American Revolution. John Ferling has shown himself to be an insightful historian of our Revolution, and an unusually skillful writer. A Leap in the Dark is his masterpiece, work that provokes, enlightens, and entertains in full measure.

A Leap in the Dark A Criticism of the Principles of Home Rule as Illustrated by the Bill of 1893

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Author: Albert Venn Dicey

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 3847203371

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

Make a Quantum Leap in Your Consciousness on the Road To Ascension

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Author: Dr. Richard A. Huntoon

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1463410522

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 184

View: 1968

Why have you chosen this book? Was the title intriguing to you? Have you, like many of us, been searching for answers? Have you been given a difficult set of circumstances that are currently causing you to re-evaluate your life? Are you looking for causes that might explain your diffi culties? Is it simply time for you to evolve consciously? Perhaps you are discovering your true life purpose and wish to make a contribution to humanity. Whatever your reason, I am glad you have chosen to read this book. Let’s be clear; your life is 100 % about you, period. That is a bold statement, and perhaps it sounds like a selfish one to you. Of course there are others involved in your life. The things we do and do not do will certainly have an effect on others, just as what they do or do not do will have an effect on each of us. And still, your life is 100 % about you. If you are tired of repeating the same life patterns over and over again, this book will help you unlock your unconscious mind and allow you to move forward in your life consciously.

A Leap in the Dark

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Author: A. V. Dicey

Publisher: Tutis Digital Pub

ISBN: 9788132054894

Category: Political Science

Page: 130

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Leap of Perception

The Transforming Power of Your Attention

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Author: Penney Peirce

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1582703906

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 323

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A guide to adapting to the holistic modern world's expanding paradigm of perception outlines an effective life practice for resolving conflicts, expanding creativity, overcoming anxiety, and focusing attention.

A Cosmic Leap of Faith

An Authorial, Structural, and Theological Investigation of the Cosmic Christology in Col. 1:15-20

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Author: Vincent A. Pizzuto

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9789042916517

Category: Religion

Page: 291

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Among the array of christologies embodied within New Testament literature, the so-called "hymn" of Colossians 1: 15-20 offers a unique and invaluable contribution to contemporary theological and inter-religious discourse. This is because it conveys what is arguably the highest christological affirmation within the canon. Pizzuto contends that the hymn is a creative and faith-filled composition by the same deutero-Pauline author of the Colossians epistle itself and demonstrates that there is an inextricable relationship between the chiastic structure of Col 1: 15-20 and a proper understanding of its provenance, authorship and theology. Although the hymn echoes theological motifs consistent with Second Temple Judaism and loosely reflects a number of syncretistic influences, it is fundamentally the novelty of the "Christ-event," - the historical impact of Jesus of Nazareth - that has been most influential in determining the christological categories of Col 1: 15-20 and its larger epistolary framework. Pizzuto thus defends the overall integrity of the hymn against those who would assert that it reflects a pre-Christian or pre-Colossians origin. He concludes that Col 1: 15-20 represents something of a "leap" beyond Pauline christology into a new and unequivocal conviction of the cosmic implications of the Cross.

A Leap in the Dark

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Author: Albert Venn Dicey

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9781437522334

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

View: 8741

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Making a Leap

Theatre of Empowerment : a Practical Handbook for Drama and Theatre Work with Young People

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Author: Sara Clifford,Anna Herrmann

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781853026324

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 254

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A practical handbook for those wanting to use drama and theatre to explore issues in their work with young people, this book has developed from ten years of active research in community settings. The authors' holistic approach to theatre-making draws on theatre in education, community theatre, youth work, group work and conflict resolution.