Exceptional People

How Migration Shaped Our World and Will Define Our Future
Author: Ian Goldin,Geoffrey Cameron,Meera Balarajan
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 069115631X
Category: History
Page: 371
View: 8254
Throughout history, migrants have fueled the engine of human progress. Their movement has sparked innovation, spread ideas, relieved poverty, and laid the foundations for a global economy. In a world more interconnected than ever before, the number of people with the means and motivation to migrate will only increase. Exceptional People provides a long-term and global perspective on the implications and policy options for societies the world over. Challenging the received wisdom that a dramatic growth in migration is undesirable, the book proposes new approaches for governance that will embrace this international mobility. The authors explore the critical role of human migration since humans first departed Africa some fifty thousand years ago--how the circulation of ideas and technologies has benefited communities and how the movement of people across oceans and continents has fueled economies. They show that migrants in today's world connect markets, fill labor gaps, and enrich social diversity. Migration also allows individuals to escape destitution, human rights abuses, and repressive regimes. However, the authors indicate that most current migration policies are based on misconceptions and fears about migration's long-term contributions and social dynamics. Future policies, for good or ill, will dramatically determine whether societies can effectively reap migration's opportunities while managing the risks of the twenty-first century. A guide to vigorous debate and action, Exceptional People charts the past and present of international migration and makes practical recommendations that will allow everyone to benefit from its unstoppable future growth.

Creativity and Psychotic States in Exceptional People

The work of Murray Jackson
Author: Murray Jackson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317536886
Category: Psychology
Page: 154
View: 857
Creativity and Psychotic States in Exceptional People tells the story of the lives of four exceptionally gifted individuals: Vincent van Gogh, Vaslav Nijinsky, José Saramago and John Nash. Previously unpublished chapters by Murray Jackson are set in a contextual framework by Jeanne Magagna, revealing the wellspring of creativity in the subjects’ emotional experiences and delving into the nature of psychotic states which influence and impede the creative process. Jackson and Magagna aim to illustrate how psychoanalytic thinking can be relevant to people suffering from psychotic states of mind and provide understanding of the personalities of four exceptionally talented creative individuals. Present in the text are themes of loving and losing, mourning and manic states, creating as a process of repairing a sense of internal damage and the use of creativity to understand or run away from oneself. The book concludes with a glossary of useful psychoanalytic concepts. Creativity and Psychotic States in Exceptional People will be fascinating reading for psychiatrists, psychotherapists and psychoanalysts, other psychoanalytically informed professionals, students and anyone interested in the relationship between creativity and psychosis.

Exceptional People

Lessons Learned from Special Education Survivors
Author: Faith E. Andreasen
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1475801270
Category: Education
Page: 132
View: 1914
Exceptional People: Lessons Learned from Special Education Survivors is a unique work that describes disabled (exceptional) students’ and their parents’ perspectives as they journeyed through the education system. An easy read with a powerful message, this educator and family resource conveys significant insights through its personal stories and professional tips.

My Heroes: Extraordinary Courage, Exceptional People

Extraordinary Courage, Exceptional People
Author: Ranulph Fiennes
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444722441
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
View: 7917
In MY HEROES the 'world's greatest living explorer' (Guinness Book of Records), writes about the people who have inspired him - from explorers to policemen, families to freedom fighters. Wherever in the world Ranulph gives one of his lectures or motivational speeches, someone always asks: 'Who inspired you to do all the crazy things you've done?' For the first time he explores this idea by revealing his own personal heroes and what lessons their actions may have taught him in his own often hazardous profession. This book describes the extraordinary and often horrific events that led to these ordinary individuals becoming Ranulph's great heroes. From polar survivor to knifed-and-beaten policeman, from a woman missionary to a special forces soldier, these wonderful people will make you proud to be part of the human race.

The Handbook for Exceptional People

Author: Jez Cartwright
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 190574496X
Category: Self-Help
Page: 112
View: 4231
In this fantastic pocket-sized handbook, Jez Cartwright uncovers the many facets of The Exceptional Person. Written in an easy-to-read style, and using pictures, analogies and exercises that you actually want to complete, this a must-read for anyone interested in unlocking the exceptional person within. Using his background from working at the top levels of professional sport and business, Jez Cartwright takes a no-nonsense approach that is both wildly refreshing and universally applicable. The book encourages each of us to look at the reality of where we are in our lives, take responsibility for enhancing it, and then choose what to do once we’ve offloaded our baggage. Regardless of whether you think of yourself as exceptional, The Handbook for Exceptional People is for anyone seeking to better themselves.

Handbook for Exceptional People

Author: Jez Cartwright
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1743282311
Category: Self-Help
Page: 112
View: 7450
In this fantastic audio book, read by the author, Jez Cartwright uncovers the many facets of The Exceptional Person. Written in an easy-to-understand style, and using analogies and exercises that you actually want to complete, this a must-have for anyone interested in unlocking the exceptional person within. Using his background from working at the top levels of professional sport and business, Jez Cartwright takes a no-nonsense approach that is both wildly refreshing and universally applicable.


The Friend of Exceptional People
Author: Geoff Thompson
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
ISBN: 1840248041
Category: Self-Help
Page: 192
View: 2071
Don't let fear hold you back from achieving everything you want to - let Geoff Thompson, author of "Watch My Back" and "The Elephant and the Twig", show you how to make fear your friend. Once a doorman at some of Britain's roughest nightclubs and now a world-renowned martial artist, Geoff has had more to be frightened of than most. Here he shares his secrets for overcoming your fears to help you live life to the max. From spiders to public speaking, job interviews to physical conflict, Geoff takes you through proven techniques of combating whatever it is you're afraid of. This work helps you to: understand your physical reactions to fear and how they can be used to your advantage; overcome the negative feelings that make you think you can't succeed; and, learn methods to defeat your fears with Geoff's unique Fear Pyramid system.

Practical Performance Improvement

How to Be an Exceptional People Manager
Author: Rod Matthews
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781948198042
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 132
View: 3599
How to reduce the stress associated with leading a team of people and Improve the likelihood that things get done right ... first time. How to be an exceptional manager/team leader.

The Extra One Per Cent

How small changes make exceptional people
Author: Rob Yeung
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330534858
Category: Self-Help
Page: N.A
View: 6261
There are times when we all need a bit of a push to help us reach the top. Discover what makes up the ‘extra one per cent’ that distinguishes exceptional people from everyone else – and how you can make these subtle yet crucial differences work for you too. In this book, leading psychologist and coach Dr Rob Yeung draws upon a wealth of scientific research and shares revelations from his work with entrepreneurs, business leaders, world-class sports people and celebrities. Discover what these successful people do differently and find out how you too can reach outstanding levels of success by tapping into the psychology of high achievers by discovering the eight capabilities they possess that can make all the difference. In The Extra One Per Cent Rob Yeung will show you how you too can achieve your full potential and discover how to make these strategies work for you. You will find out how to make real and lasting changes in your life and take yourself to the next level.

Customers for Life

How to Turn That One-Time Buyer Into a Lifetime Customer
Author: Carl Sewell,Paul B. Brown
Publisher: Currency
ISBN: 9780307567314
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
View: 7569
In this completely revised and updated edition of the customer service classic, Carl Sewell enhances his time-tested advice with fresh ideas and new examples and explains how the groundbreaking “Ten Commandments of Customer Service” apply to today’s world. Drawing on his incredible success in transforming his Dallas Cadillac dealership into the second largest in America, Carl Sewell revealed the secret of getting customers to return again and again in the original Customers for Life. A lively, down-to-earth narrative, it set the standard for customer service excellence and became a perennial bestseller. Building on that solid foundation, this expanded edition features five completely new chapters, as well as significant additions to the original material, based on the lessons Sewell has learned over the last ten years. Sewell focuses on the expectations and demands of contemporary consumers and employees, showing that businesses can remain committed to quality service in the fast-paced new millennium by sticking to his time-proven approach: Figure out what customers want and make sure they get it. His “Ten Commandants” provide the essential guidelines, including: • Underpromise, overdeliver: Never disappoint your customers by charging them more than they planned. Always beat your estimate or throw in an extra service free of charge. • No complaints? Something’s wrong: If you never ask your customers what else they want, how are you going to give it to them? • Measure everything: Telling your employees to do their best won’t work if you don’t know how they can improve.

The Pastor has Gorgeous Legs

A Memoir Of an ordinary pastor on an extraordinary journey who met exceptional people
Author: Lynne C. Holden
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781456765330
Category: Religion
Page: 228
View: 5642
The author reflects on her thirty years as a pastor in various settings, both as a settled pastor and as Interim Pastor. She writes of her early life and her sense of Call at the age of thirteen yet unable to answer that Call for almost 30 years. The struggles of being a woman in a male dominated ecclesiastical world and other challenges which the author has overcome makes for fun but serious reflections.

THEY Cripple Society Who are THEY and how Do They Do It? Volume 2

An Exposé in True to Life Narrative Exploring Stories of Discrimination
Author: Cleon E. Spencer
Publisher: CCB Publishing
ISBN: 098099957X
Category: Religion
Page: 496
View: 9127
"THEY" Cripple Society Volume 2 is an expose consisting of true to life stories of discrimination in society against fine, smart, well cultured people. The qualities of these people, and of their assailants, are uniquely explored by the author, exposing a serious cultural problem. This is a continuation of the expose of true to life stories featured in "THEY" Cripple Society Volume 1. About the Author: Cleon E. Spencer, in his early adult life, had a wide variety of experiences in commerce, industry and government, in which he was employed for several years. During that time, he and his wife lived in a variety of cities and towns, and traveled in various parts of North America. He later went into the ordained ministry of a mainline denomination. Over the years he got to know people of rural, suburban and urban settings. Having lived in a fair number of places in eastern North America, and having traveled in most other areas of the two countries that make it up, he has had a wide variety of experiences with people. Because of the kind of person the author is, many of his adverse experiences in particular were unique to a person of his makeup, as also it was for his wife, and many of their acquaintances. During his career he has come to know many other people who are exceptional in some ways and have had similar experiences as his own. It is on these unique experiences in the marketplace of society and in the church that the writings of this book are based. The hope of the author is that the book will promote a type of personal character that will rise above the harmful maladies of culture written of herein. The author and his wife Ada recently celebrated their fifty-eighth year of happy marriage.

E is for Exceptional

The new science of success
Author: Rob Yeung
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447213963
Category: Self-Help
Page: 278
View: 3711
By the author of You Can Change Your Life (Macmillan, December 2012) Over the last decade, Rob Yeung has interviewed hundreds of high achievers in business, sport and entertainment to gain insight into the minds of successful people. Combining this knowledge with a wealth of scientific research, he has defined the subtle yet crucial differences that distinguish exceptional people from everyone else. By reading this book you will: - Discover the critical mindset that allows high achievers to generate creative ideas - Learn the secret psychology that helps you to influence and persuade others to come round to your way of thinking - Develop practical techniques for boosting yoour relationships and earning and achieving more 'A great guide to high achievement. Full of fascinating information and wonderful advice' Professor Richard Wiseman Please note this book was published as THE EXTRA ONE PER CENT in Trade Paperback.

Connecting Faith and Life in No Particular Order

Essays on Christian Faith, Life, and Finding Your Way
Author: Eric Biehl
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595417361
Category: Religion
Page: 92
View: 8546
Too often, we move through this life on a fast track. I've never officiated, or attended a funeral where there wasn't at least some sense of surprise, or regret that "this life" had ended. Yet, we all face the time when "this life" will end. Still we rush to get, be, and do things that we hope will give us some security and assurance of our place in life. The most tragic outcome of life's fast track is the strained, discarded, and sometimes broken relationships that result from our frantic pace of living; not to mention the loss of life's simple moments.

Melody's Gifts

An Inspirational Story of a Family's Determination That Neither Cerebral Palsy nor Mental Retardation Would Silence Melody's Song
Author: Louise Wade
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469120046
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 235
View: 5906
Melodys Gifts: An Inspirational Story Of A Familys Determination That Neither Cerebral Palsy Nor Mental Retardation Would Silence Melodys Song This is the kind of book that will be hard for a reader, whether parent or special education professional, to put down. Melodys mother, Louise Wade, tells the story with intense emotions. She is not a writer but a mother with a story to tell, and she tells the story from her heart and soul. At times the reader may feel on top of the world, laughing and cheering at the adventures and victories of the family. At other times, the reader may cry softly as Louise expresses the depth of her grief that can only be found in a mothers heart. This is a true story, heartwarming, inspiring, and encouraging, about the authors daughter, Melody Marie, who was diagnosed at fourteen months of age to be profoundly brain damaged. Fortunately, the family was living in Pennsylvania at the time. They learned of the Doman-Delacato intensive patterning therapy program, which had a center just outside Philadelphia, and they were off and running. Louise moved with lightning speed to convince Jack, Melodys dad, and Mike, her seven year old brother, that the time had come to get little Melody crawling, creeping, walking and talking. A determined, driven mother with a bountiful supply of energy, Louise had soon organized small teams of patterners, all of which moved as little brigades to meet the enormous challenge. The familys energies were great and were rewarded with Melodys achievements. Their lives changed as Louise felt that the Lord was calling her into a lifelong career in special education. The career of Melodys dad, Jack, later changed to recreational therapy. Her older brother, Mike, majored in special education in college, and was President of the student chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children. Melody became an inspiration for each member of her family. The book reveals the inner-most feelings from her mothers heart about Melodys life from 1962 through 2008. She did her writing the old-fashioned way with pencil, paper, and lots of erasers. Louise, now in her seventies, has been relentless in her motivation. She applied great pressure on herself to get the story told before her health limited her physical activity. She drove sixty miles to enroll in a course called Writing Your Life Story. A small writing group emerged from the course and Louise never missed their meetings. She plodded along for months and years, then began to feel discouraged that perhaps she would not be able to see this project through to publication. She met Sheila Nelson by happenstance. Sheila began by proof-reading Louises work, then a series of events and circumstances changed her role to that of re-writing Melodys story. Sheila recognized that the load seemed to be getting too heavy for Louise to carry alone to the finish line (publication). Louise describes Sheila as an answer to my prayers! She worked tirelessly with the greatest dedication to complete the work. Her devotion, talent and abilities were paramount in the publishing of this work. Emily Gabrysch and Daniel Burdess, students at New River Community College in Dublin, Virginia, designed the book cover. They took hundreds of pictures of Melody happily playing her spoons, tambourine, and bells. The family selected one picture and had it framed for Melodys bedroom door. From that day on, Melody repeatedly encouraged her mother to write in the book. The illustrations are from Melodys personal photo album and pictures in her bedroom especially designed for her enjoyment. Before she could talk, the family bombarded her with meaningful pictures. Each created much happiness for all. They proved to be valuable in her early language development. A picture is worth a thousand words actually may be critical in stimulating communication. Louise wants Melodys story to make a positive impact in as many liv

Which Chosen People? Manifest Destiny Meets the Sioux

As Seen by Frank Fiske, Frontier Photographer
Author: Robert Dodge
Publisher: Algora Publishing
ISBN: 1628940298
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 212
View: 826
The belief in American exceptionalism reached its apex during the 1800s and was expressed as a God-given passport called Manifest Destiny. Among its victims were Native Americans. The Sioux resisted, eventually in desperation resorting to Ghost Dancing and claiming that Indians, not the whites, were the chosen people. The military, political, and legal destruction of Indian culture provided precedent and justification for the empire building that accelerated soon after Sioux resistance was crushed. Frank Fiske was a young boy who observed this confrontation firsthand at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, where Sitting Bull was held, then killed. Fiske recorded the story as he grew and also kept the glorious past of the Sioux alive with his spectacular photographs of the people and their traditions. The story of the Sioux is interwoven with the story of the early years in the life of the multi-talented Fiske, who attended school at Fort Yates with Indian children. He entertained soldiers, cowboys, and Indians by playing the violin, worked as a steamboat cabin boy and helped in the army post's photograph studio. Photography proved to be his specialty and when still in his teens, he opened his own commercial studio. His appreciation of Native American culture led him to photographing the Sioux. Fiske's photographs feature prominently in this book and his photographic techniques are explained. This thought-provoking book documents the dramatic atmosphere where the US Army, Mississippi steamboat captains, missionaries, hard-pressed settlers and a host of other characters converged with the American Indians, during the westward expansion - a critical time in US history when the character of the nation was still being forged.