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The Artist’s Way

The Artist’s Way Paperback

by Julia Cameron  (Author)

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The Artist’s Way is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. An international bestseller, millions of readers have found it to be an invaluable guide to living the artist’s life. Still as vital todayor perhaps even more sothan it was when it was first published one decade ago, it is a powerfully provocative and inspiring work. In a new introduction to the book, Julia Cameron reflects upon the impact of The Artist’s Way and describes the work she has done during the last decade and the new insights into the creative process that she has gained. Updated and expanded, this anniversary edition reframes The Artist’s Way for a new century. Read more of this post

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Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life [Paperback]

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life [Paperback]

Anne Lamott (Author)

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Release date: September 1, 1995 | ISBN-10: 0385480016 | ISBN-13: 978-0385480017 | Edition: 1

“Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he’d had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my  brother’s shoulder, and said, ‘Bird by bird, buddy.  Just take it bird by bird.'” Read more of this post

Why emerging market investors should avoid bandwagons; In more peaceful times, investors are modestly rewarded for taking emerging market risk, but to benefit fully they need a contrarian approach and to avoid jumping on bandwagons

Why emerging market investors should avoid bandwagons

In more peaceful times, investors are modestly rewarded for taking emerging market risk, but to benefit fully they need a contrarian approach and to avoid jumping on bandwagons

Emerging markets represent 13pc of the value of the world’s stock markets today and a third of global economic output. That compares with just 1pc of market capitalisation and 18pc of GDP 30 years ago.  Read more of this post

Netflix holds winning hand as web pioneers try to transform television; The firm that began as a DVD rental service is now producing dramas, and is poised to exploit the online media revolution

Netflix holds winning hand as web pioneers try to transform television

The firm that began as a DVD rental service is now producing dramas, and is poised to exploit the online media revolution

Dominic Rushe in New York

The Observer, Sunday 16 February 2014

Netflix is in with a chance of breaking the internet this weekend. The hugely popular movie streaming company released the second season of the award-winning drama House of Cards on Friday, just as winter storms turned large swaths of America into a nation of stay-at-homes – a combination bound to test the US’s creaky broadband infrastructure to its limits. Read more of this post

Making Habits, Breaking Habits: Why We Do Things, Why We Don’t, and How to Make Any Change Stick

Making Habits, Breaking Habits: Why We Do Things, Why We Don’t, and How to Make Any Change Stick Paperback

by Jeremy Dean  (Author)

At least one third of our waking hours are lived on autopilot. But habits of the mind do not have to control us—we can steer them. Drawing on the latest research, psychologist Jeremy Dean explains why seemingly easy habits can prove difficult to form and how to take charge of your brain’s routines to make any change stick. Making Habits, Breaking Habits explains that it is possible to bend habits to your will—and become happier, more creative, and more productive. Read more of this post

Strategy: A History

Strategy: A History Hardcover

by Lawrence Freedman  (Author)

Selected as a Financial Times Best Book of 2013

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In Strategy: A History, Sir Lawrence Freedman, one of the world’s leading authorities on war and international politics, captures the vast history of strategic thinking, in a consistently engaging and insightful account of how strategy came to pervade every aspect of our lives.  Read more of this post

The Practicing Mind: Developing Focus and Discipline in Your Life – Master Any Skill or Challenge by Learning to Love the Process Paperback

The Practicing Mind: Developing Focus and Discipline in Your Life – Master Any Skill or Challenge by Learning to Love the Process Paperback

by Thomas M. Sterner  (Author)

In those times when we want to acquire a new skill or face a formidable challenge we hope to overcome, what we need most are patience, focus, and discipline, traits that seem elusive or difficult to maintain. In this enticing and practical book, Thomas Sterner demonstrates how to learn skills for any aspect of life, from golfing to business to parenting, by learning to love the process. Read more of this post

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