The Book That Matters Most A Novel

The Book That Matters Most  A Novel
Author: Ann Hood
Release: 2016-08-09
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780393253849
Language: en
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An enthralling novel about love, loss, secrets, friendship, and the healing power of literature, by the bestselling author of The Knitting Circle. Ava’s twenty-five-year marriage has fallen apart, and her two grown children are pursuing their own lives outside of the country. Ava joins a book group, not only for her love of reading but also out of sheer desperation for companionship. The group’s goal throughout the year is for each member to present the book that matters most to them. Ava rediscovers a mysterious book from her childhood—one that helped her through the traumas of the untimely deaths of her sister and mother. Alternating with Ava’s story is that of her troubled daughter Maggie, who, living in Paris, descends into a destructive relationship with an older man. Ava’s mission to find that book and its enigmatic author takes her on a quest that unravels the secrets of her past and offers her and Maggie the chance to remake their lives.

Be the Best at What Matters Most

Be the Best at What Matters Most
Author: Joe Calloway
Release: 2013-02-26
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9781118611180
Language: en
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Winners in business aren't the ones who do the most things; the winners are the ones who do the most important things Be the Best at What Matters Most is about the one essential strategy for business leaders, entrepreneurs, owners, managers and those who want to be one. Simplify, focus, and win by outperforming all your competition on those things that create real value for the customer. This is about substance, not flash, and the ultimate "wow" factors of high quality performance, consistency and relentless improvement. Thought provoking questions, activities, and action steps are built into every section of the book Author Joe Calloway, an International Speakers Hall of Fame inductee, has been a popular business speaker for thirty years and worked with hundreds of companies to help them create and sustain success Be the Best at What Matters Most will help you and your team focus on taking the actions that maximize results, growth, and profit.

Do What Matters Most

Do What Matters Most
Author: Steven R Shallenberger,Robert R Shallenberger
Release: 2021-05-18
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781523092581
Language: en
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Time management remains a huge challenge for most people. This book shares the habits and processes used by top leaders worldwide to minimize distractions and maximize accomplishments. In researching more than 1,260 managers and executives from more than 108 different organizations, Steve and Rob Shallenberger discovered that 68 percent of them feel like their number one challenge is time management, yet 80 percent don't have a clear process for how to prioritize their time. Drawing on their forty years of leadership research, this book offers three powerful habits that the top 10 percent of leaders use to Do What Matters Most. These three high performance habits are developing a written personal vision, identifying and setting Roles and Goals, and consistently doing Pre-week Planning. And Steve and Rob make an audacious promise: these three habits can increase anyone's productivity by at least 30 to 50 percent. For organizations, this means higher profits, happier employees, and increased innovation. For individuals, it means you'll find hours in your week that you didn't know were there—imagine what you could do! You will learn how acquiring this skillset turned an “average” employee into her company's top producer, enabled a senior vice president to reignite his team and achieve record results, transformed a stressed-out manager's work and home life, helped a CEO who felt like he'd lost his edge regain his fire and passion, and much more. By implementing these simple and easy-to-understand habits, supported by tools like the Personal Productivity Assessment, you will learn how to lead a life by design, not by default. You'll feel the power that comes with a sense of control, direction, and purpose.

What Matters Most

What Matters Most
Author: Hyrum W. Smith
Release: 2001-10-09
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 262
ISBN: 0684872579
Language: en
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The author explores existential angst, dissatisfaction, and spiritual emptiness in this far-sighted guide to adjusting life's priorities and values.

What Matters Most

What Matters Most
Author: Courtney Walsh
Release: 2022-04-05
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781496455109
Language: en
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“Courtney Walsh’s books always capture my heart!” —Becky Wade, author of Let It Be Me Emma Woodson is hoping the cobblestone streets of Nantucket and the charm of her late husband’s family cottage will be the fresh start she and her young son, CJ, need. Securing a dream job at an art gallery is one more step along the path to a new life . . . and away from a piece of her history she hopes will never be revealed. Falling in love with the kind and handsome guy she hires to clean out the rental apartment above the garage wasn’t part of the plan. Jameson Shaw came to Nantucket for one reason: deliver his letter to Emma and never return. But when he sees an opportunity to help her, he takes a chance, desperate to atone for his past. He never planned to keep his connection to her husband a secret or to fall in love with her. After all, he knows that their new relationship might not survive the discovery of who he really is.

What Matters Most

What Matters Most
Author: James Hollis
Release: 2008-12-26
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781440655227
Language: en
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The celebrated author of Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life delivers a unique look at happiness, sharing a Jungian approach to finding a fearless, authentic path. Why are we here? What is the meaning of existence? What truly matters the most in life? To even begin to answer these questions, we must start by exploring our own internal ideals, values, and beliefs. Presenting the unique perspective of respected analyst and author James Hollis, Ph.D., What Matters Most helps readers learn to appreciate (even be amazed by) events unfolding within, even as the external world creates constant struggles. Taking a fresh look at the concept of happiness, Hollis uses a warm, accessible tone to encourage readers to learn to tolerate ambiguity, embrace growth rather than security, respect the power of Eros, engage spiritual crises, and acknowledge the shadow of mortality. Providing inspiring wisdom and personal reflections to address our deepest worries, What Matters Most yields far more than mere self-help clichés. Instead, Hollis guides readers in uncovering the heart of the matter, discovering what it means to truly live life to its fullest, most meaningful state—as fully engaged citizens of the world.

The Real Guide to Teenage Depression

The Real Guide to Teenage Depression
Author: Patrice M Foster
Release: 2019-08-26
Editor: PMCF
Pages: 121
ISBN: 9780998187402
Language: en
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"The Real Guide to Teenage Depression" is a thorough research book that expands practical parenting facts. As well as current resources. This book offers step by step practical solutions for teens who struggle with bullying. Special sections focus on Cyber harassment and depression in LGBTQIA teens. Further educate you about the teen depression as a whole.

Places to Stay the Night

Places to Stay the Night
Author: Ann Hood
Release: 2014-01-28
Editor: Open Road Media
Pages: 275
ISBN: 9781480466852
Language: en
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A “sparkling” novel of love and loss from the bestselling author of Kitchen Yarns, “one of the best young writers in the world of contemporary fiction” (Booklist). Libby Harper, unsatisfied with her suburban life, abandons Massachusetts, her two teenage children, and Tom, her husband of eighteen years. Depressed and feeling trapped, she is determined to realize her fantasies of Hollywood fame before it is too late. Dana has been expecting her mother to walk out for years. Her older brother, Troy, who is always in trouble, has been struggling to get his mother’s attention for most of his life. But it is Tom, their father, who is hit the hardest. Once, he and Libby were the most beautiful couple in town. Rudderless without the woman he has loved since ninth grade, he is a man drowning when Renata Handy enters their lives. Renata has left Manhattan behind to return home with her terminally ill eight-year-old daughter. She finds an unexpected haven with Tom Harper, her high-school crush—and his shattered family. A Literary Guild selection, Places to Stay the Night is a story of the dreams we leave behind . . . and the ways we can find ourselves again.

The Knitting Circle A Novel

The Knitting Circle  A Novel
Author: Ann Hood
Release: 2008-01-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0393067130
Language: en
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"An intelligent, moving read" (Pages) and "a testament to women’s friendship and to Ann Hood’s talent" (Hilma Wolitzer). After the loss of her only child, Mary Baxter finds herself unable to read or write, the activities that used to be her primary source of comfort. She reluctantly joins a knitting circle as a way to fill her lonely days—not knowing it will change her life. As they teach Mary new knitting techniques, the women in the circle also reveal their own secrets of loss, love, and hope. With time, Mary is finally able to tell her own story of grief, and in so doing finds the spark of life again.

It s Not About You

It s Not About You
Author: Bob Burg,John David Mann
Release: 2011-09-20
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781101544334
Language: en
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Please note that IT'S NOT ABOUT YOU has been revised and republished with a new title, THE GO-GIVER LEADER (ISBN: 9780399562945). We encourage you to search for THE GO-GIVER LEADER instead of the old edition.

Love Matters Most

Love Matters Most
Author: Mij Kelly
Release: 2016-12-13
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780316543101
Language: en
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Perfect for Valentine's Day and a heartwarming read for the cold winter months, this cozy animal story explores the universal theme of a mother's love for her child. When a polar bear leaves the safety and warmth of her cave to travel all over a frozen wonderland, she must be looking for something very important. Could it be delicious silver salmon? A view of the swirling winter sky? A bit of gold? Of course, she is in search of the most precious thing of all: her lost little cub. In this touching story, readers will instantly be enamored with the sweeping illustrations of winter landscapes, endearing polar bear characters, and the resonant message that a mother's love matters most.

The Conversation That Matters Most

The Conversation That Matters Most
Author: Dewitt Rowe,Celeste Velez-Rowe
Release: 2010-05-03
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub
Pages: 148
ISBN: 1439268932
Language: en
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In The Conversation That Matters Most, DeWitt Rowe takes his readers on a unique and fascinating journey of self-exploration and discovery. The author not only guides us toward a complete reevaluation of how we view success; he convinces us that the way we define it and pursue it must also be reexamined. How often do we stop and question the assumptions that have defined us? Are we more intelligent than we have been led to believe? Do our idiosyncrasies make us strange...or simply unique? How often do we make a decision based on what's expected of us, rather than on our innate sense of what works? DeWitt delves into areas that are rarely discussed, areas that reward us with a richness of comprehension, awareness, discovery, and wisdom. Every page is a reminder of the control we have over our lives if only we can understand how to use that control in a positive and result-oriented manner. Utilizing this book's guides and lessons, we can be assured of a fuller and more satisfying life.

The Four Things That Matter Most 10th Anniversary Edition

The Four Things That Matter Most   10th Anniversary Edition
Author: Ira Byock
Release: 2014-06-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781476748535
Language: en
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Updated with stories from people who have been inspired by the original text, a guide to connecting with what matters most identifies four phrases for honoring relationships, letting go of unhealthy emotions, and living life fully.

Measure What Matters

Measure What Matters
Author: John Doerr
Release: 2018-04-24
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780525536239
Language: en
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#1 New York Times Bestseller Legendary venture capitalist John Doerr reveals how the goal-setting system of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) has helped tech giants from Intel to Google achieve explosive growth—and how it can help any organization thrive. In the fall of 1999, John Doerr met with the founders of a start-up whom he'd just given $12.5 million, the biggest investment of his career. Larry Page and Sergey Brin had amazing technology, entrepreneurial energy, and sky-high ambitions, but no real business plan. For Google to change the world (or even to survive), Page and Brin had to learn how to make tough choices on priorities while keeping their team on track. They'd have to know when to pull the plug on losing propositions, to fail fast. And they needed timely, relevant data to track their progress—to measure what mattered. Doerr taught them about a proven approach to operating excellence: Objectives and Key Results. He had first discovered OKRs in the 1970s as an engineer at Intel, where the legendary Andy Grove ("the greatest manager of his or any era") drove the best-run company Doerr had ever seen. Later, as a venture capitalist, Doerr shared Grove's brainchild with more than fifty companies. Wherever the process was faithfully practiced, it worked. In this goal-setting system, objectives define what we seek to achieve; key results are how those top-priority goals will be attained with specific, measurable actions within a set time frame. Everyone's goals, from entry level to CEO, are transparent to the entire organization. The benefits are profound. OKRs surface an organization's most important work. They focus effort and foster coordination. They keep employees on track. They link objectives across silos to unify and strengthen the entire company. Along the way, OKRs enhance workplace satisfaction and boost retention. In Measure What Matters, Doerr shares a broad range of first-person, behind-the-scenes case studies, with narrators including Bono and Bill Gates, to demonstrate the focus, agility, and explosive growth that OKRs have spurred at so many great organizations. This book will help a new generation of leaders capture the same magic.

Effortless

Effortless
Author: Greg McKeown
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780593135648
Language: en
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It's normal to feel overwhelmed by the hard things in life, but lately doesn't it seem like we're feeling this way a lot more often than we used to? The problem isn't a lack of motivation or effort, but that motivation and effort are limited resources. The more we deplete them, the more burnt out we get, making it even harder to produce the results we want. In 'Effortless', Greg McKeown show us how to make essential tasks easier so that we can accomplish more of what matters, without burning out. From the author of 'Essentialism'.

Getting It Right When It Matters Most

Getting It Right When It Matters Most
Author: Tony Gambill,Scott Carbonara
Release: 2021-06-01
Editor: Business Expert Press
Pages: 234
ISBN: 9781637420232
Language: en
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Discover how to Get It Right in your Moments That Matter—when the situation is complex and relational—and the stakes are high. Transform the outcome of your most challenging situations and interactions when you feel— Threatened by charged emotions or uncertainty Paralyzed by fear of saying (or doing) the wrong thing (again) Defeated by a relationship that seems damaged beyond repair Perplexed about how to achieve the results you desire Stalled in progress with others due to differing styles and perspective. In an ever-changing environment when typical habits, behaviors, and thinking aren’t enough, Getting It Right When It Matters Most introduces research backed insight and a simple model for your most important situations. Apply self-awareness, learning agility, and emotional intelligence through the Self, Outlook, Action, and Reflection (SOAR) cycle.

People Buy You

People Buy You
Author: Jeb Blount
Release: 2010-06-21
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780470599112
Language: en
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The ultimate guide to relationships, influence and persuasion in 21st century business. What is most important to your success as a sales or business professional? Is it education, experience, product knowledge, job title, territory, or business dress? Is it your company's reputation, product, price, marketing collateral, delivery lead times, in stock ratios, service guarantees, management strength, or warehouse location? Is it testimonials, the latest Forbes write up, or brand awareness? Is it the investment in the latest CRM software, business 2.0 tools, or social media strategy? You could hire a fancy consulting firm, make the list longer, add some bullet points, put it into a PowerPoint presentation, and go through the whole dog and pony show. But at the end of the day there will be only one conclusion… None of the above! You see, the most important competitive edge for today's business professionals cannot be found on this list, your resume, or in any of your company's marketing brochures. If you want to know the real secret to what matters most in business, just look in the mirror. That's right, it's YOU. Do these other things matter? Of course they do, but when all things are equal (and in the competitive world we live in today, things almost always are) People Buy You. Your ability to build lasting business relationships that allow you to close more deals, retain clients, increase your income, and advance your career to rise the top of your company or industry, depends on your skills for getting other people to like you, trust you, and BUY YOU. This break-through book pushes past the typical focus on mechanics and stale processes found in so many of today's sales and business books, and goes right to the heart of what matters most in 21st century business. Offering a straight forward, actionable formula for creating instant connections with prospects and customers, People Buy You will enable you to achieve a whole new level of success in your sales and business career. You'll discover: Three relationship myths that are holding you back Five levers that open the door to stronger relationships that quickly increase sales, improve retention, increase profits and advance your career The real secret to making instant emotional connections that eliminate objections and move buyers to reveal their real problems and needs How to anchor your business relationships and create loyal customers who will never leave you for a competitor How to build your personal brand to improve your professional presence and stand-out in the market place People Buy You is the new standard in the art of influence and persuasion. Few books have tackled the subject of interpersonal relationships in the business world in such a practical and down-to-earth manner, breaking what many perceive as a complex and frustrating process into easy, actionable steps that anyone can follow.

Jude Banks Superhero

Jude Banks  Superhero
Author: Ann Hood
Release: 2021-05-18
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780593094082
Language: en
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New York Times best-selling author Ann Hood pens a poignant story of grief and resilience, perfect for readers of The Thing About Jellyfish. "A testament to the power of human connection.” —Jack Cheng, award-winning author of See You in the Cosmos Katie was Jude's favorite person in the world. And not many brothers say that about their sister and mean it. But to Jude, Katie was everything--the person who made him learn how to say "I love you" in every language, who performed dramatic readings of Romeo and Juliet, who obsessed over every item on the diner menu looking for the most authentic diner meal. The one who called him "Jude Banks, Superhero," because to her, Jude was the best. She was also the person who died. Out of nowhere, and without a goodbye. And Jude believes he was the one who killed her. Now, twelve-year-old Jude must figure out what life looks like without his favorite person. With Mom checked out, and Dad just trying to do his best, Jude enters a world of grief youth groups and dropped-off lasagnas. It's only when he meets a girl named Clementine, who also lost a sibling, that he begins to imagine a world where maybe things might be okay. But Clementine is also feeling a terrible guilt, and even though Katie called Jude a "superhero," he isn't sure he can save her. In her signature prose, Hood crafts an extraordinary story of grief and resilience, asking the important question: How does a family begin to heal? Praise for Jude Banks, Superhero: "Hood is brilliant at showing the ordinary moments of a family’s heartbreak… There are many readers who are navigating guilt and sorrow right now — for them, this book is a must. And for those lucky enough to take the journey only in their imaginations, this is a story of resilience in the face of devastating pain.”—New York Times Book Review "A tender story of grief and joy... a remarkable read."—School Library Connection (Starred Review) "Hood’s careful gardening of emotions makes this a striking read... Fans of Ali Benjamin's The Thing about Jellyfish will appreciate Jude’s search for meaning and reason as he learns to live around the hole his sister has left."—Booklist (Starred Review) “Ann Hood tells Jude’s story of grief without coating it in too much sugar; it’s real, and therein lies its power. Jude Banks is a mirror for anyone who’s experienced loss, and a testament to the power of human connection.”—Jack Cheng, award-winning author of See You in the Cosmos "Jude Banks is warm and inviting, even as it balances the difficult topics of loss and healing—a powerful and compelling story for anyone who has known loss."—Rex Ogle, award winning author of Free Lunch

What Matters Most

What Matters Most
Author: Cynthia Victor
Release: 1997
Editor: Onyx Books
Pages: 414
ISBN: 0451186036
Language: en
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A single woman struggles to find out the truth about the death of her best friend, whose handsome brother may hold a terrible secret

The Properties of Water

The Properties of Water
Author: Ann Hood
Release: 1996-06
Editor: Bantam
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0553375652
Language: en
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Dedicated wife and mother Josie Hunter finds her seemingly idyllic life threatened by a random act of violence, the return of her estranged older sister, and the emergence of an attractive childhood sweetheart. Reprint.