Provocative, unflinching, wry, Someone Has to Fail looks at the way that unintended consequences of consumer choices have created an extraordinarily resilient educational system, perpetually expanding, perpetually unequal, constantly being ...
Author: David F. Labaree
Publisher: Harvard University Press
What do we really want from schools? Only everything, in all its contradictions. Most of all, we want access and opportunity for all children—but all possible advantages for our own. So argues historian David Labaree in this provocative look at the way “this archetype of dysfunction works so well at what we want it to do even as it evades what we explicitly ask it to do.”
themselves, people who just failed would inevitably seek solutions. Over and above that, after someone has failed, instead of them giving up on their dream ...
Author: Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Publisher: Sekoala Publishing Company (Pty) Ltd
Do not allow your love for or hatred of America be the only reason you read or do not read this book, because it has absolutely nothing to do with or say about the U.S.! As one reader of the book has remarked, “As he explores various subjects, Mokhonoana questions and challenges the status quo of society and promotes deeper and more critical thinking as well as a simpler way of life without being inundated with the plethora of useless and mundane information that we are bombarded with in our modern-day world. Hidden in his random rants are tokens and gems of enlightening information, moral lessons, and principles to live by.”
How to Fail Fantastically offers up 11 steps to failure that show the real value of failure. However, there are no guarantees. As this guide demonstrates, failure is a fickle beast.
Author: Ken Williams
It's here at last. A real guide to failure from someone who really knows his stuff! Let's get something straight. Failure is not this big, bad monster. Failure is a crucial part of life and a precursor to that thing called success. In fact, there are so many great lessons to be gained that we can't afford not to fail. With a sense of humour and a sense of purpose, we can fail fantastically. How to Fail Fantastically offers up 11 steps to failure that show the real value of failure. However, there are no guarantees. As this guide demonstrates, failure is a fickle beast. The more you do, the more you push on through life and adversity, the harder it is to fail. This is an ideal guide for anybody wanting more out of life: salespeople, marketers, writers, artists, entrepreneurs, comedians, athletes, and anyone who a puts a piece of themselves out there to be judged.
One might well ask how Kant can insist that someone has a good maxim when he clearly fails to give priority to the incentive of the moral law and acts ...
Author: Eddis N. Miller
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Immanuel Kant's Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason is a seminal text in modern philosophy, ethics, and the philosophy of religion. It is a complex and challenging work, which students and scholars often find difficult to penetrate. This Reader's Guide provides a 'way in' to the text including: philosophical and historical context; an overview of key themes; section-by-section analysis of the text; a chapter on its reception and influence as a classic text of the Enlightenment; and a guide for further reading. It highlights the most important themes and ideas, clarifies certain opaque features, and examines the junctures in the text that are critical for any philosophical assessment of Kant's argument. Eddis N. Miller offers a sound understanding of Kant's Religion and the tools for students to philosophically assess Kant's overall argument.
***Elizabeth Day’s new novel Magpie is publishing this September and is available to pre-order now.*** Inspired by her hugely popular podcast, How To Fail is Elizabeth Day’s brilliantly funny, painfully honest and insightful celebration ...
Author: Elizabeth Day
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Inspired by her hugely popular podcast, How To Fail is Elizabeth Day’s brilliantly funny, painfully honest and insightful celebration of things going wrong.
In the groundbreaking book Why People Fail, Siimon Reynolds, one of the world's most successful entrepreneurs, explores the main causes of failure, in any field, and reveals solutions for overcoming them and creating a successful personal ...
Author: Siimon Reynolds
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Silver Medal Winner, Success and Motivation, 2012 Axiom Business Book Awards An essential guide for mastering failure in order to achieve your goals Success is often just a moment—a goal fulfilled, soon to be replaced with new goals. But failure is the ambitious person's constant companion, often dogging us for months, years or even decades before we finally reach our aim. In the groundbreaking book Why People Fail, Siimon Reynolds, one of the world's most successful entrepreneurs, explores the main causes of failure, in any field, and reveals solutions for overcoming them and creating a successful personal and professional life. Why People Fail offers strategies and ideas for defeating the sixteen most common failure habits such as destructive thinking, low productivity, stress, fixed mindset, lack of daily rituals, and more. Outlines the common habits that lead to failure and shows how to overcome them Features dozens of tips and exercises to help increase business and personal success Written by Siimon Reynolds, an internationally recognized expert on high performance and business excellence Many people have changed their lives by mastering just one of the timeless principles in this book. Master five or ten and your life will rocket to a totally new level.
To err is human, but if the eraser wears out before the pencil, you are overdoing it. How to Survive Failure and Come out Stronger covers both the practical and psychological aspects of failure and helps us understand it.
Author: Ashutosh Garg
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
No parent tells their child that it is okay to fail. We love success! Nobody wishes to fail. Yet, failure and success are two sides of the same coin. Failure is painful, and it causes emotional turmoil, inflicting agonising pangs of guilt, regret and remorse. But those who have experienced true failure and have bounced back from it understand that failure is necessary for success. Yes, of course, failing hurts. In fact, it cuts deep like a razor, slicing its way to our inner core. Yet, it is necessary. Everyone is quick to pass judgement on failure and the person who has failed. Everyone has a reason, their own interpretation, of why the failure has happened. No one thinks of the impact on the person who has failed. But then we must also remember that repeated failure cannot be the way. To err is human, but if the eraser wears out before the pencil, you are overdoing it. How to Survive Failure and Come out Stronger covers both the practical and psychological aspects of failure and helps us understand it. It addresses various topics like why we fail, why businesses fail, why we enjoy seeing others fail, superstitions and failure, overcoming failure and how we can cope with the fear of failure. In a world that only values success, here's a must-read that tells you it's okay to fail and how to turn the worst of time to your advantage.
It can not only stop us from succeeding—it can stop us from even trying. Fail Brilliantly proposes a radical shift: erase the word and concept of failure from the realms of education and human endeavors.
Author: Shelley Davidow
Publisher: Workman Publishing
An “immensely intriguing” new approach “that can successfully combat the shame, anxiety, and blame that failing induces too readily in our society” (Laurie Hollman, PhD, author of Unlocking Parental Intelligence). We spend much of our lives trying to cope with failure. For many of us, adults and children alike, the prospect of failure looms as a debilitating concept in our minds. It can not only stop us from succeeding—it can stop us from even trying. Fail Brilliantly proposes a radical shift: erase the word and concept of failure from the realms of education and human endeavors. Replace it with new words and concepts. This shift in position has the potential to transform our lives . . . and ultimately reshape our definition of success.
Praise for How to Fail at Flirting 'Absolutely SPECTACULAR!!' Priscilla Oliveras, USA Today bestselling author 'A powerhouse romance' Sarah Smith, author of Faker 'How to Fail at Flirting delivers on every level.
Author: Denise Williams
Publisher: Hachette UK
One daring to-do list and a crash course in flirtation turn a Type A overachiever's world upside down. When her flailing department lands on the university's chopping block, Professor Naya Turner's friends convince her to shed her frumpy cardigan for an evening on the town. For one night her focus will stray from her demanding job and she'll tackle a new kind of to-do list. When she meets a charming stranger in town on business, he presents the perfect opportunity to check off the items on her list. Let the guy buy her a drink. Check. Try something new. Check. A no-strings-attached hookup. Check . . . almost. Jake makes her laugh and challenges Naya to rebuild her confidence, which was left toppled by her abusive ex-boyfriend. Soon she's flirting with the chance at a more serious romantic relationship - except nothing can be that easy. The complicated strings around her dating Jake might destroy her career. Naya has two options. She can protect her professional reputation and return to her old life or she can flirt with the unknown and stay with the person who makes her feel like she's finally living again.
In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the game plan he’s followed since he was a teen: invite failure in, embrace it, then pick its pocket. No career guide can offer advice that works for everyone.
Author: Scott Adams
Blasting clichéd career advice, the contrarian pundit and creator of Dilbert recounts the humorous ups and downs of his career, revealing the outsized role of luck in our lives and how best to play the system. Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you’ve ever met or anyone you’ve even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world’s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the game plan he’s followed since he was a teen: invite failure in, embrace it, then pick its pocket. No career guide can offer advice that works for everyone. As Adams explains, your best bet is to study the ways of others who made it big and try to glean some tricks and strategies that make sense for you. Adams pulls back the covers on his own unusual life and shares how he turned one failure after another—including his corporate career, his inventions, his investments, and his two restaurants—into something good and lasting. There’s a lot to learn from his personal story, and a lot of entertainment along the way. Adams discovered some unlikely truths that helped to propel him forward. For instance: • Goals are for losers. Systems are for winners. • “Passion” is bull. What you need is personal energy. • A combination of mediocre skills can make you surprisingly valuable. • You can manage your odds in a way that makes you look lucky to others. Adams hopes you can laugh at his failures while discovering some unique and helpful ideas on your own path to personal victory. As he writes: “This is a story of one person’s unlikely success within the context of scores of embarrassing failures. Was my eventual success primarily a result of talent, luck, hard work, or an accidental just-right balance of each? All I know for sure is that I pursued a conscious strategy of managing my opportunities in a way that would make it easier for luck to find me.”
He just peered out into the audience as if he were looking for something— or someone. ... “It was just as everyone had anticipated,” they said.
Author: Steven C. Roy
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
What does God think of us when we fail? Does he think You're a loser. There's no hope for you. What a wimp! You're good for nothing! Or does he think something very different? If you've ever lost a job or a relationship, let your friends down, seen your finances collapse, found your ministry crumbling or failed to meet your own ethical standards, you might wonder if recovery is possible. Perhaps you've wondered if you can ever repair the damage done to others, to yourself and to your relationship with God. Steve Roy has good news for you. He had to face his own failures, but his failures also drove him deep into what God thinks about us and success, especially in Christian ministry. He searched deeply in Scripture and listened carefully to the stories of others. He found that God's view of success is very different from ours. And that a biblically grounded view of success and failure challenges our preconceived notions but leads to hopeful renewal that goes beyond what we often ask or think.
Author: Tom McArthur
Different from a dictionary, the lexicon brings together words with related meanings and lists them in sets, instead of listing words in alphabetical order. These sets of words are organized according to meaning areas, and each word in a set has its own definition and examples. In addition, the lexicon provides detailed grammatical information and guidance on style.
This little book is the only instruction book youll ever need about how to avoid failing by default.
Author: Lee Thayer
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This little book is the only instruction book youll ever need about how to avoid failing by default. Youll learn how to fail on purpose, with dash and aplomb. Youll meet many familiar peoplepeople you will immediately recognizein these pages. Here and there, you might catch a glimpse of yourself.