Attraverso una serie di intuizioni illuminanti, Byron Katie parla dei problemi che tutti nella vita ci troviamo ad affrontare. La profonda saggezza contenuta in questo libro meraviglioso, tuttavia, non è affatto teorica, ma autentica e pratica, e affronta temi come: l'amore, il sesso, i rapporti personali;la salute, la malattia e la morte;i genitori e i figli;il lavoro e il denaro;la realizzazione di sé. Interroga i tuoi pensieri e cambia il mondo vi aiuterà non solo ad affrontare le difficoltà della vita, ma vi farà anche scoprire la vostra naturale saggezza, incoraggiandovi a mettere in discussione la vostra mente attraverso le quattro domande, semplici ma incredibilmente potenti, del processo di scoperta che Byron Katie chiama The Work, ‘il Lavoro' (www.thework.com).
Author: Julian Birkinshaw, Jonas Ridderstråle
Publisher: Stanford University Press
The leading companies of the past twenty years have all harnessed the power of information to gain competitive advantage. But as access to big data becomes ubiquitous, it can no longer guarantee a leg up. Fast/Forward makes the case that we are entering a new era in which firms that understand the limits of 1s and 0s will take the lead. Whereas the industrial age saw the rise of bureaucracy, and the information age has been described as a meritocracy, we are witnessing the rise of adhocracy. In uncertain, rapidly-changing times, adhocracic organizations scan the horizon for winning opportunities. Then, instead of questing after more analysis, they respond with agility by making smart, intuitive decisions. Combining decisive action with emotional conviction, future-facing firms seize the day. Fast/Forward paints the big picture of a new approach to strategy and provides the necessary playbook to make your company fit for the future.
Loving What Is
Author: Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell
Out of nowhere, like a breeze in a marketplace crowded with advice, comes Byron Katie and “The Work.” In the midst of a normal life, Katie became increasingly depressed, and over a ten-year period sank further into rage, despair, and thoughts of suicide. Then one morning, she woke up in a state of absolute joy, filled with the realization of how her own suffering had ended. The freedom of that realization has never left her, and now in Loving What Is you can discover the same freedom through The Work. The Work is simply four questions that, when applied to a specific problem, enable you to see what is troubling you in an entirely different light. As Katie says, “It’s not the problem that causes our suffering; it’s our thinking about the problem.” Contrary to popular belief, trying to let go of a painful thought never works; instead, once we have done The Work, the thought lets go of us. At that point, we can truly love what is, just as it is. Loving What Is will show you step-by-step, through clear and vivid examples, exactly how to use this revolutionary process for yourself. You’ll see people do The Work with Katie on a broad range of human problems, from a wife ready to leave her husband because he wants more sex, to a Manhattan worker paralyzed by fear of terrorism, to a woman suffering over a death in her family. Many people have discovered The Work’s power to solve problems; in addition, they say that through The Work they experience a sense of lasting peace and find the clarity and energy to act, even in situations that had previously seemed impossible. If you continue to do The Work, you may discover, as many people have, that the questioning flows into every aspect of your life, effortlessly undoing the stressful thoughts that keep you from experiencing peace. Loving What Is offers everything you need to learn and live this remarkable process, and to find happiness as what Katie calls “a lover of reality.”
Tiger-Tiger, Is It True?
Author: Byron Katie, Hans Wilhelm
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
Tiger-Tiger, Is It True? is a story about a little tiger who thinks that his whole world is falling apart: his parents don’t love him, his friends have abandoned him, and life is unfair. But a wise turtle asks him four questions, and everything changes. He realizes that all his problems are not caused by things, but by his thoughts about things; and that when he questions his thoughts, life becomes wonderful again. This is a heartwarming story with a powerful message that can transform the lives of even very young children. Byron Katie’s wisdom-filled words and Hans Wilhelm’s vivid, magical illustrations combine to make a book that will become one of the classics of children’s literature.
Fiction. Translated from the Italian by William Weaver. Luigi Pirandello's extraordinary final novel begins when Vitangelo Moscarda's wife remarks that Vitangelo's nose tilts to the right. This commonplace interaction spurs the novel's unemployed, wealthy narrator to examine himself, the way he perceives others, and the ways that others perceive him. At first he only notices small differences in how he sees himself and how others do; but his self-examination quickly becomes relentless, dizzying, leading to often darkly comic results as Vitangelo decides that he must demolish that version of himself that others see. Pirandello said of his 1926 novel that it "deals with the disintegration of the personality. It arrives at the most extreme conclusions, the farthest consequences." Indeed, its unnerving humor and existential dissection of modern identity find counterparts in Samuel Beckett's Molloy trilogy and the works of Thomas Bernhard and Vladimir Nabokov.
In this powerful book of quotations, Byron Katie talks about the most essential issues that face us all - love, sex, and relationships; health, sickness, and death; parents and children; work and money; and self-realization. The profound, lighthearted wisdom embodied within is not theoretical; it is absolutely authentic. Not only will this book help you on many specific issues, but it will point you toward your own wisdom and will encourage you to question your own mind, using the four simple yet incredibly powerful questions of Katie's process of self-inquiry, called The Work. Katie is a living example of the clear, all-embracing love that is our true identity. Because she has thoroughly questioned her own mind, her words shine with the joy of understanding. ''People used to ask me if I was enlightened,'' she says, ''and I would say, 'I don't know anything about that. I'm just someone who knows the difference between what hurts and what doesn't. ' I'm someone who wants only what is. To meet as a friend each concept that arose turned out to be my freedom. ''
Prophecy is prologue England, 1775. An ambitious American pushes his expedition onward despite dire warnings from the locals. But what Benjamin Franklin discovers on the Isle of Wight isn't just superstition. It's a secret with the power to save the world—or destroy it. In less than four hundred days, most of the world's population will be dead. Nobody knows why, only when: February 9, 2027. Retired FBI Special Agent Will Piper is one of the few who will live "Beyond the Horizon." Fifteen years ago, he revealed the prophecy to the world after the hunt for a madman led him to the mystical Library of Vectis, now housed at Area 51, in an unmarked location in the Nevada desert. Will is determined to live out his days in the Florida sun . . . even as the world sinks into hedonism and despair . . . even as the Doomsday Killer's ominous calling cards resurface . . . until the apocalypse threatens the one thing Will won't compromise on: his own flesh and blood.
Author: Gustave Flaubert
Plongez dans l'univers romanesque d'Emma Bovary ! Madame Bovary est la première oeuvre publiée par Gustave Flaubert. Parue en 1857, elle est son roman le plus célèbre, et le plus adapté au théâtre comme au cinéma. Charles Bovary est un bon garçon, niais, terne, mais gentil. Il est officier de santé, pas docteur en médecine, mais c'est suffisant. Emma Rouault est la fille d'un riche fermier, élevée dans un couvent. Elle y a reçu une « belle éducation ». Ils se marient. Très vite, Emma étouffe : la vie humble et rangée que lui offre son époux ne lui permet pas de savourer les mots félicité, passion et ivresse qui lui ont paru si beaux dans les livres. Une invitation chez un marquis, le dîner au château, le bal lui font croire que ce monde enchanté, auquel elle rêve, existe vraiment. Un hobereau du voisinage n'a pas de mal à la séduire, puis se lasse ; déçue, elle manque mourir de chagrin, prend sa revanche avec un clerc de notaire, signe des traites pour se faire belle, et entraîne son benêt de mari dans les pires embarras. Lui, médiocre incurable y voit « la faute de la fatalité ! » Au-delà du drame, Madame Bovary est un féroce réquisitoire contre la société bourgeoise, la médiocrité satisfaite de la province, la niaiserie des pensées sur mesure, réquisitoire qui tire sa force de ce qu'il se présente comme un exposé parfaitement objectif et strictement réaliste. L'oeuvre fait scandale, les pouvoirs publics s'en mêlent et les poursuites judiciaires commencent. Flaubert passe en correctionnelle, sous l'inculpation d'outrage à la morale publique et religieuse, et d'outrage aux bonnes moeurs. Il est acquitté, mais on le proclame coupable de ne pas « s'être suffisamment rendu compte qu'il y a des limites que la littérature, même la plus légère [sic], ne doit pas dépasser. » Mais c'est à son caractère de profonde humanité que Madame Bovary doit son immense succès. L'histoire d'Emma, c'est celle d'un être qui chute de faute en faute, aspiré par le gouffre qui existe entre l'idée qu'elle se fait de la vie et la vie elle-même. Cette opposition, si finement analysée par Flaubert, fait d'elle un personnage universel dans laquelle chacun peut se reconnaître. C'est là certainement le secret de la réussite d'un roman qui ne cesse d'émouvoir et de passionner. Flaubert affirme : « Ma pauvre Bovary, à cette heure, souffre et pleure dans vingt villages de France ! » Elle restera vraie tant qu'il y aura des êtres pour rêver et pour souffrir. Madame Bovary, c'est nous ! Un "classique" de la littérature française qui met en scène l'adultère et a connu un succès polémique EXTRAIT Ils commencèrent lentement, puis allèrent plus vite. Ils tournaient : tout tournait autour d'eux, les lampes, les meubles, les lambris, et le parquet, comme un disque sur un pivot. En passant auprès des portes, la robe d'Emma, par le bas, s'ériflait au pantalon ; leurs jambes entraient l'une dans l'autre ; il baissait ses regards vers elle, elle levait les siens vers lui ; une torpeur la prenait, elle s'arrêta. Ils repartirent ; et, d'un mouvement plus rapide, le vicomte, l'entraînant, disparut avec elle jusqu'au bout de la galerie, où, haletante, elle faillit tomber, et, un instant, s'appuya la tête sur sa poitrine. Et puis, tournant toujours, mais plus doucement, il la reconduisit à sa place ; elle se renversa contre la muraille et mit la main devant ses yeux.
Author: Zygmunt Bauman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This book is about the central figure of our contemporary, ‘liquid modern’ times – the man or woman with no bonds, and particularly with none of the fixed or durable bonds that would allow the effort of self-definition and self-assertion to come to a rest. Having no permanent bonds, the denizen of our liquid modern society must tie whatever bonds they can to engage with others, using their own wits, skill and dedication. But none of these bonds are guaranteed to last. Moreover, they must be tied loosely so that they can be untied again, quickly and as effortlessly as possible, when circumstances change – as they surely will in our liquid modern society, over and over again. The uncanny frailty of human bonds, the feeling of insecurity that frailty inspires, and the conflicting desires to tighten the bonds yet keep them loose, are the principal themes of this important new book by Zygmunt Bauman, one of the most original and influential social thinkers of our time. It will be of great interest to students and scholars in sociology and in the social sciences and humanities generally, and it will appeal to anyone interested in the changing nature of human relationships.
This #1 Italian bestseller, offering a father's observations of the everyday moments that might otherwise go unnoticed, has struck a chord with readers around the globe. Matteo Bussola is a designer and cartoonist who lives in Verona, Italy with his wife Paola; their three young daughters, Virginia, Ginevra, and Melania (ages eight, four, and two); and their two dogs. For two years, he's been writing posts on Facebook capturing the beauty of ordinary moments with his family. Sleepless Nights and Kisses for Breakfast is the memoir that grew out of these writings. Divided into winter, spring, summer, and fall, the book follows the different seasons of parenthood and life. At times moving, and at others humorous, these writings remind people to savor the present and appreciate the simple things in life. As Matteo says, "Virginia, Ginevra, and Melania are the lens through which I observe the world. . . . My daughters remind me that being a father means living in that gray area between responsibility and carelessness, strength and softness." Sleepless Nights and Kisses for Breakfast is an eloquent memoir by a gifted storyteller.
Volevo uscire ma il mondo è esploso.
The Wound of the Unloved
Author: Peter Schellenbaum
Publisher: Element Books Limited
The Love Dare
Author: Alex Kendrick, Stephen Kendrick
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Unconditional love is eagerly promised at weddings, but rarely practiced in real life. As a result, romantic hopes are often replaced with disappointment in the home. But it doesn’t have to stay that way. The Love Dare, the New York Times No. 1 best seller that has sold five million copies and was major plot device in the popular movie Fireproof, is a 40-day challenge for husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love. Whether your marriage is hanging by a thread or healthy and strong, The Love Dare is a journey you need to take. It’s time to learn the keys to finding true intimacy and developing a dynamic marriage. This second edition also features a special link to a free online marriage evaluation, a new preface by Stephen and Alex Kendrick, minor text updates, and select testimonials from The Love Dare readers. Take the dare!
When The Unbearable Lightness of Being was first published in English, it was hailed as "a work of the boldest mastery, originality, and richness" by critic Elizabeth Hardwick and named one of the best books of 1984 by the New York Times Book Review. It went on to win the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction and quickly became an international bestseller. Twenty years later, the novel has established itself as a modern classic. To commemorate the anniversary of its first English-language publication, HarperCollins is proud to offer a special hardcover edition. A young woman in love with a man torn between his love for her and his incorrigible womanizing; one of his mistresses and her humbly faithful lover -- these are the two couples whose story is told in this masterful novel. Controlled by day, Tereza's jealousy awakens by night, transformed into ineffably sad death-dreams, while Tomas, a successful surgeon, alternates loving devotion to the dependent Tereza with the ardent pursuit of other women. Sabina, an independent, free-spirited artist, lives her life as a series of betrayals -- of parents, husband, country, love itself -- whereas her lover, the intellectual Franz, loses all because of his earnest goodness and fidelity. In a world in which lives are shaped by irrevocable choices and by fortuitous events, a world in which everything occurs but once, existence seems to lose its substance, its weight. Hence we feel, says the novelist, "the unbearable lightness of being" -- not only as the consequence of our private acts but also in the public sphere, and the two inevitably intertwine. This magnificent novel encompasses the extremes of comedy and tragedy, and embraces, it seems, all aspects of human existence. It juxtaposes geographically distant places (Prague, Geneva, Paris, Thailand, the United States, a forlorn Bohemian village); brilliant and playful reflections (on "eternal return," on kitsch, on man and animals -- Tomas and Tereza have a beloved doe named Karenin); and a variety of styles (from the farcical to the elegiac) to take its place as perhaps the major achievement of one of the world's truly great writers.