Author : Chip Heath
Genre : Self-Help
Publisher : Random House Canada
ISBN : 9780307361141
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The four principles that can help us to overcome our brains' natural biases to make better, more informed decisions--in our lives, careers, families and organizations. In Decisive, Chip Heath and Dan Heath, the bestselling authors of Made to Stick and Switch, tackle the thorny problem of how to overcome our natural biases and irrational thinking to make better decisions, about our work, lives, companies and careers. When it comes to decision making, our brains are flawed instruments. But given that we are biologically hard-wired to act foolishly and behave irrationally at times, how can we do better? A number of recent bestsellers have identified how irrational our decision making can be. But being aware of a bias doesn't correct it, just as knowing that you are nearsighted doesn't help you to see better. In Decisive, the Heath brothers, drawing on extensive studies, stories and research, offer specific, practical tools that can help us to think more clearly about our options, and get out of our heads, to improve our decision making, at work and at home.

Author : Nadya Bair
Genre : Documentary photography
Publisher :
ISBN : 9780520300354
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"Since its founding in 1947, the legendary Magnum Photos agency has been telling its own story: Its photographers were concerned witnesses to history and artists on the hunt for decisive moments; their pictures were humanist documents of the postwar world. Based in unprecedented archival research, The Decisive Network peels back layers of the Magnum mythology to offer a new history of what it meant to shoot, edit, and sell news images after World War II. Between the 1940s and 1960s, Magnum expanded the human-interest story - about the everyday life of ordinary people - to global dimensions while bringing the aesthetic of news pictures into new markets. Its best-known work started as humanitarian aid promotion, travel campaigns, corporate publicity, and advertising. Working with this range of clients, Magnum made photojournalism integral to visual culture. Yet Magnum's photographers could not have done this alone. This book unpacks the collaborative nature of photojournalism as it transpired on a daily basis, focusing on how picture editors, sales agents, spouses, and publishers helped Magnum photographers succeed in their assignments and achieve fame. The Decisive Network concludes in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when, amidst the decline of magazine publishing and the rise of an art market for photography, Magnum turned to photo books and exhibitions to manage its growing picture archives and consolidate its brand. In that moment, Magnum's photojournalists became artists and their assignments turned into oeuvres. Such ideas were necessary publicity, and they also managed to shape discussions about photography for decades. Bridging art history, media studies, cultural history, and the history of communication, this book transforms our understanding of the photographic profession and the global circulation of images in the pre-digital world"--

Author : John Nichol
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Canelo
ISBN : 9781788637534
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He wanted a respite from combat. What he finds is a living nightmare... Scarred by his experiences of war in the Balkans, pilot Jack Griffiths has found himself a seemingly routine job transporting supplies to a diamond mine in Sierra Leone. Soon, however, he is plunged headfirst into the crucible of a bloody civil war. In the midst of death and destruction, he must protect a group of people stranded in the middle, including Layla, a beautiful local doctor to whom he is powerfully drawn. A full-blooded, rousing action thriller from a master of the genre, perfect for fans of James Phelan, Mark Greaney and Brad Thor.

Author : sir Edward Shepherd Creasy
Genre :
Publisher :
ISBN : OXFORD:600020991
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Author : Calypso Guo
Genre :
Publisher :
ISBN : 197682074X
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We all want to make better decisions. The right decisions. But decision-making is tricky. The best of us are occasionally plagued by doubt. We backtrack and remake decisions we already made. Unmade decisions clog up our minds and corrode our inner peace. We're trapped in overanalysis paralysis.The truth is, we have a finite amount of time in this world. And stewing unnecessarily over a decision is a poor way to spend it. This book will shorten your decision-making time by illuminating the 4 false beliefs of the indecisive mind.It seems like some people were born boldly decisive while others were cursed with a nagging sense of uncertainty. But this is an illusion. Decisiveness is not a gift but a skill - a skill anyone can practice and master. This skill is not taught in school, yet it is the cornerstone of success and personal fulfillment.This book will hone your decision-making skills by providing not only theory, but 20 applicable exercises pertaining to the 5 decisive arts:The Art of PresenceThe Art of IntuitionThe Art of MomentumThe Art of ImmediacyThe Art of PerspectiveNever again will you waste your valuable time hesitating, worrying and flip-flopping between options and miss the chance to take action. Your decisiveness will amplify itself: heightening your confidence, inspiring respect from others, and empowering you to tackle the future fearlessly.

Author : Paul K. Davis
Genre : History
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN : 0195143663
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Surveys the one hundred most decisive battles in world history from the Battle of Megiddo in 1469 B.C. to Desert Storm, 1991.

Author : Warren W. Wiersbe
Genre : Religion
Publisher : David C Cook
ISBN : 9781434700933
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Imagine living in a world with no moral absolutes. A place where truth is in the eye of the beholder. A society with eroding standards. Sound familiar? Yet this dilemma is not new. The prophet Jeremiah was called to take a public, and unpopular, stand for God's truth. His story can inspire us to make the powerful, decisive choice to stay firm in our faith and values. Part of Dr. Warrem W. Wiersbe's best-selling "BE" commentary series, Be Decisive has now been updated with study questions and a new introduction by Ken Baugh. A respected pastor and Bible teacher, Dr. Wiersbe shares the need for decisive believers in a lukewarm culture.

Author : Michael Sharratt
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
ISBN : 0521566711
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An entertaining, accessible biography of one of the greatest innovators ever known.

Author : Major Thomas A. Shoffner
Genre : History
Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN : 9781786250018
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Napoleon’s rise to power in the late eighteenth century occurred at a time when the structure of most European armies was based on the paradigm army of Frederick the Great. Napoleon, however, changed all of this and in a few short years transformed the French army into the most powerful force on the continent of Europe. During the period of 1805 to 1813, Napoleon’s army had no equal with regard to operational effectiveness. Speed and positioning of forces were the two main characteristics that made the French army so successful. These same two characteristics were also inherent to French cavalry units. Thus, the central research question is: What influence did cavalry have upon Napoleon’s operations? To facilitate this study, two campaigns were examined that illustrate cavalry’s impact on Napoleon’s operations. The first campaign was the Jena Campaign of 1806; the second was the Saxony Campaign of 1813. The Jena Campaign demonstrated that with the employment of sufficient and well-trained cavalry, Napoleon could render his victories decisive through the complete destruction of the enemy army. Conversely, the Saxony Campaign demonstrated that without the effective employment of sufficient and well-trained cavalry, Napoleon could not obtain the complete destruction of the enemy army and thus, his victories were hollow, or at best Pyrrhic. Therefore, based on the analysis of these two campaigns, this study has concluded that Napoleon’s cavalry was a key element for Napoleon achieving complete destruction of the enemy army, thus rendering his victories decisive.

Author : George Walter Gawrych
Genre : History
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN : 0313313024
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Discusses how Israel's decisive military victory in the 1967 war created an albatross for the Israeli army by spawning in Israel the expectation that future conflicts would be won quickly, decisively, and with few casualties--an expectation which Anwar Sadat would exploit on Egypt's behalf.