Category: Biography

  • Cold Hard Truth: On Business, Money & Life

    By Kevin O'Leary

    Kevin O’Leary stocks worthy secrets and techniques on entrepreneurship, enterprise, cash and life.
    Can you're making thousands simply by “visualizing your self rich” as a few company prophets recommend? Don’t purchase it, says Kevin O’Leary. which will be a winning entrepreneur and amass wealth, you’re going to need to paintings for it. however the excellent news is: with definitely the right suggestions, concentration and perseverance, you could flip entrepreneurial imaginative and prescient into profitable fact and feature the non-public freedom that simply wealth can buy.  

    Kevin O’Leary may comprehend. The much-feared and respected Dragon at the immensely renowned convey Dragons’ Den (and Shark Tank within the united states) all started his corporation in his basement with a $10,000 personal loan from his financially savvy mom. many years later, Kevin offered that corporation for greater than 4 billion funds. during this compelling, candid and, principally else, brutally sincere enterprise memoir, Kevin presents attractive, sensible suggestion and classes that may provide a person a unique aggressive edge.

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  • Den senila skalbaggens tröst

    By Jens Månvinge

    Efter att ha jobbat i den thailändska regnskogen beslutar sig Jens Månvinge för att ge sig av until Bangkok och fixa sin trasiga ekonomi. Det är ett ödesdigert beslut som blir upprinnelsen until en skakande historia. Det dröjer inte länge förrän han blir gripen för ett grovt narkotikabrott i centrala Bangkok där amerikansk och thailändsk polis ligger och väntar i ett bakhåll. Domen faller och han undgår dödsstraff efter att ha erkänt sig skyldig. Med ett straff på trettio år kastas han in i Asiens mest ökända fängelse. Tillsammans med 12 000 fångar är hans öde, likt deras, förutspått att falla provide för våld, förtvivlan och sjukdomar. Döden tycks vara den enda vägen ut.

    När hans närmaste vän i fängelset dör i hans armar fattas ett beslut. Jens och en cellkamrat beslutar sig för att försöka rymma.

    Den senila skalbaggens tröst är en sann historia och Jens Månvinges egen gripande berättelse om sina år i Asiens mest beryktade fängelse - Klong Prem felony - bättre känt som "Bangkok Hilton".

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  • Sally Ride: Life on a Mission (A Real-Life Story)

    By Sue Macy

    Sally experience used to be greater than the 1st lady in space—she was once a real-life explorer and adventurer whose existence tale is a real proposal for all those that dream big.

    Most humans understand Sally trip because the first American lady astronaut to go back and forth in house. yet in her lifetime she used to be additionally a nationally ranked tennis participant, a physicist who loved examining Shakespeare, a college professor, and the founding father of a firm that helped encourage ladies and younger ladies to pursue careers in technology and math. Posthumously, she was once a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

    From Sally Ride’s formative years to her many groundbreaking achievements in house and past, Sue Macy’s riveting biography tells the tale of not just a pioneering astronaut, yet a pacesetter and explorer whose existence, as President Barack Obama acknowledged, “demonstrates that the sky isn't any restrict when you dream of attaining for the stars.”
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  • Until I Say Good-Bye: My Year of Living with Joy

    By Susan Spencer-Wendel, Bret Witter

    Susan Spencer-Wendel’s Until I Say goodbye: My yr of residing with Joy is a relocating and inspirational memoir by means of a girl who makes the main of her ultimate days after gaining knowledge of she has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

    After Spencer-Wendel, a celebrated journalist on the Palm seashore Post, learns of her analysis of ALS, normally often called Lou Gehrig’s illness, she embarks on a number of adventures, touring toseveral international locations and sharing certain stories with family. One journey takes Spencer-Wendel and her fourteen-year-old daughter, Marina, to big apple City’s Kleinfeld’s Bridal to buy Marina’s destiny marriage ceremony dress—an get together that Susan understands she's going to by no means see.

    Co-written with Bret Witter, Until I Say Good-Bye is Spencer-Wendel’s account of dwelling a whole existence with humor, braveness, and love, but in addition accepting dying with grace and dignity. It’s a party of lifestyles, a glance into the face of loss of life, and the hassle we needs to make to teach the folk that we like and care approximately how a great deal they suggest to us.

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  • Byron: Child of Passion, Fool of Fame

    By Benita Eisler

    During this masterful portrait of the poet who dazzled an period and prefigured the trendy age of famous person, famous biographer Benita Eisler bargains a fuller and extra advanced imaginative and prescient than we've got but been afforded of George Gordon, Lord Byron.

    Eisler reexamines his poetic fulfillment within the context of his amazing existence: the shameful and tense adolescence; the swashbuckling adventures within the East; the moment stardom completed with the book ofChilde Harold's Pilgrimage; his passionate and harmful amorous affairs, together with an incestuous liaison along with his half-sister; and eventually his tragic demise within the explanation for Greek independence. This significant checklist of a towering determine is bound to develop into the hot regular biography of Byron.
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  • Shane Comes Home

    By Rinker Buck

    On March 21, 2003, whereas top a rifle platoon into wrestle, Marine Lieutenant Shane Childers grew to become the 1st wrestle fatality of the Iraq warfare. during this gripping, fantastically written own heritage, award-winning author Rinker greenback chronicles Shane's dying and his existence, exploring its which means for his relatives, his fellow infantrymen, and the rustic itself. it's the tale of an clever, proficient soldier who embodied the soul of brand new all-volunteer warrior classification; of town of Powell, Wyoming, which had taken Shane into its middle; and of the Marine aspect despatched to bring the scoop to the Childers kin and the intense connection that shaped among them.

    At as soon as an inspiring account of dedication to the army and a relocating tale of family members and devotion, Shane Comes Home rises above politics to seize the lifetime of a awesome younger guy who got here to represent the center of the US in the course of a tricky time.

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  • Getting a Grip: On My Body, My Mind, My Self

    By Monica Seles

    This New York Times hardcover bestseller is a outstanding trip via repute, tragedy, self-discovery, and triumph

    Getting a Grip chronicles Monica Seles's early good fortune at the tennis circuit the place, at age 16, she turned the youngest winner in French Open historical past. for 3 years she ruled the travel, likely unstoppable, till a deranged Steffi Graf fan plunged a knife into her again in the course of a fit in Hamburg and became her existence the other way up. Her accidents healed however the emotional trauma used to be deep. She spent greater than years in seclusion from the media and the tennis global, attempting to struggle off the fog of melancholy until eventually she persevered the conflict opposed to herself-grueling six-hour exercises have been sabotaged by way of secretive past due- evening binges-and she was once assaulted with feedback approximately her weight from her running shoes and, so much brutally, the clicking.

    After an excruciating harm pressured her to take break day from tennis in 2003, Seles launched into her personal trip. As she exposed the painful emotional purposes that were the set off for her binge-eating, she ultimately chanced on the peace and stability she have been trying to find. Seles's selection, striking expertise, and touching vulnerability make her tale really inspiring.
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  • Startupland: How Three Guys Risked Everything to Turn an Idea into a Global Business

    By Mikkel Svane, Carlye Adler

    The genuine tale of what it takes to chance all of it and opt for broke.

    Conventional knowledge says so much startups must be in Silicon Valley, began through younger engineers round a horny new inspiration, and sponsored through VC investment. yet as Mikkel Svane unearths in Startupland, the tale of founding Zendesk was once something yet conventional.

    Founded in a Copenhagen loft by way of 3 thirty-something acquaintances seeking to break away from company doldrums, Zendesk Inc. is now one of many most popular firm software program businesses, nonetheless swiftly becoming with clients in a hundred and fifty nations. yet its luck was once whatever yet predestined. With revealing tales either humorous and frank, Mikkel stocks how he and his pals bravely left safe jobs to begin whatever all alone, how he virtually went broke numerous instances, how they picked up themselves and their households to go back and forth internationally to California and the unknown, and the way the 3 acquaintances have been miraculously nonetheless jointly for Zendesk's IPO and (still turning out to be) success.

    Much like Zendesk's project itself—to eliminate friction, boundaries, and secret so as to make customer support more uncomplicated and extra approachable—Startupland eliminates the various myths approximately startups and startup founders. Mikkel's recommendation, hard-won via adventure, frequently greenbacks traditional knowledge and entrepreneurial tropes. He stocks why failure (whether quick or gradual) is lousy, why a possible dull product or notion could be the main fascinating, why giving again to the neighborhood is as vital because the base line. From tips to lease correct (look for those that will not be indignant through swearing) to which personas generate the top reaction charges, Mikkel solutions the main urgent questions from the viewpoint of somebody nonetheless within the trenches and prepared to proportion the challenging fact, warts and all.

    While there are books through experts who inform you tips on how to construct companies, or via marketers now operating billion-dollar companies, there are few books from humans nonetheless within the trenches who acutely take into account the tough day-by-day judgements, the fun (and fears) of the early days, the issues that scale with turning out to be a company, and explanation why all of them went at the experience within the first position. Startupland is imperative interpreting for all marketers who intend to make their principles the subsequent mammoth factor. The publication will motivate and empower you to stick with your personal dream and create your personal story.

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  • Lindbergh

    By A. Scott Berg

    Few American icons impress extra enduring fascination than Charles Lindbergh—renowned for his one-man transatlantic flight in 1927, remembered for the sorrow surrounding the abduction and dying of his firstborn son in 1932, and reviled by way of many for his competition to America's access into global warfare II. Lindbergh's is "a dramatic and irritating American story," says the Los Angeles occasions ebook Review, and this biography—the first to be written with unrestricted entry to the Lindbergh records and large interviews of his buddies, colleagues, and shut kinfolk members—is "the definitive account."
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  • Courant

    By Constance Reid

    "...a tale of significant mathematicians and their achievements, of useful successes and screw ups, and of human perfidy and generosity...this is among the nonetheless too infrequent events within which mathematicians are proven as frail, flesh-and-blood creatures...a very helpful book." -CHOICE
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