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The #1 New York Times bestseller that examines how people can champion new ideas in their careers and everyday life—and how leaders can fight groupthink, from the author of Think Again and co-author of Option B “Filled with fresh insights on a broad array of topics that are important to our personal and professional lives.”—The New York Times DealBook “Originals is one of the most important and captivating books I have ever read, full of surprising and powerful ideas. It will not only change the way you see the world; it might just change the way you live your life. And it could very well inspire you to change your world.” —Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of Lean In With Give and Take, Adam Grant not only introduced a landmark new paradigm for success but also established himself as one of his generation’s most compelling and provocative thought leaders. In Originals he again addresses the challenge of improving the world, but now from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions. How can we originate new ideas, policies, and practices without risking it all? Using surprising studies and stories spanning business, politics, sports, and entertainment, Grant explores how to recognize a good idea, speak up without getting silenced, build a coalition of allies, choose the right time to act, and manage fear and doubt; how parents and teachers can nurture originality in children; and how leaders can build cultures that welcome dissent. Learn from an entrepreneur who pitches his start-ups by highlighting the reasons not to invest, a woman at Apple who challenged Steve Jobs from three levels below, an analyst who overturned the rule of secrecy at the CIA, a billionaire financial wizard who fires employees for failing to criticize him, and a TV executive who didn’t even work in comedy but saved Seinfeld from the cutting-room floor. The payoff is a set of groundbreaking insights about rejecting conformity and improving the status quo.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Adam Grant
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2016-02-02
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780698405776

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Title on accompanying CD-ROM: Originals: card confidence program template CD.

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Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Author: Jeanette R. Lynton
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Release: 2009
File: 128 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781423604365

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Textual criticism is in a period of change, as it seeks to account for an ever-growing body of textual data as well as the development of new methodologies. Since the older methodologies cannot simply be modified to meet our present needs, Multiple Originals seeks to build bridges between methods of traditional textual criticism and those of orality and formulaic analysis. Examining practices of textual criticism across a wide range of texts and disciplines, this book challenges the assumption that there can be only one correct reading and argues for the presence of multivalences of both meaning and text. It demonstrates that in some cases multivalences were intended by the composer, while in other cases, during the periods from which our earliest extant manuscripts derive, they fell within the limits of variability acceptable to those who valued and transmitted those texts.

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Genre: Bibles
Author: Gary D. Martin
Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
Release: 2010
File: 341 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781589835139

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Graced by more than 200 illustrations, many of them seldom seen and some never before published, this sparkling volume offers vivid portraits of the men and women who created country music, the artists whose lives and songs formed the rich tradition from which so many others have drawn inspiration. Included here are not only such major figures as Jimmie Rodgers, The Carter Family, Fiddlin' John Carson, Charlie Poole, and Gene Autry, who put country music on America's cultural map, but many fascinating lesser-known figures as well, such as Carson Robison, Otto Gray, Chris Bouchillon, Emry Arthur and dozens more, many of whose stories are told here for the first time. To map some of the winding, untraveled roads that connect today's music to its ancestors, Tony Russell draws upon new research and rare source material, such as contemporary newspaper reports and magazine articles, internet genealogy sites, and his own interviews with the musicians or their families. The result is a lively mix of colorful tales and anecdotes, priceless contemporary accounts of performances, illuminating social and historical context, and well-grounded critical judgment. The illustrations include artist photographs, record labels, song sheets, newspaper clippings, cartoons, and magazine covers, recreating the look and feel of the entire culture of country music. Each essay includes as well a playlist of recommended and currently available recordings for each artist. Finally, the paperback edition now features an extensive index.

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Genre: Music
Author: Tony Russell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2007-11-15
File: 280 Pages
ISBN-13: 0198043589

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In a work of striking breadth and clarity, Paul Conkin offers an even-handed and in-depth look at the major American-made forms of Christianity_a diverse group of religious traditions, each of which reflects a significant break from western Christian orth

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Genre: Religion
Author: Paul Keith Conkin
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Release: 1997
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 080784649X

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They're weird. They're unusual. And they haven't changed in hundreds, even thousands of years! They're the originals--animals that never evolved from their primitive states. Jane Yolen's childlike story poems and Ted Lewin's light-infused water-color illustrations capture all the mystique of these remarkable animals.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Jane Yolen
Publisher: StarWalk Kids Media
Release: 2014-05-30
File: 32 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781630832384

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Traces the history of the Original Celtics

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Murry Nelson
Publisher: Popular Press
Release: 1999
File: 229 Pages
ISBN-13: 0879727942

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Get ready to experience the Miraculous and the Supernatural power of God as you read about three women who allowed God to change their lives. They all became Designer Originals, as Women of God who stood the test of time. Allow them to help build your faith and conqueror your fears as you read about how God used them as instruments to heal, deliver, save, and set the captives free. They will show you how to walk in the prosperity of the word of the Lord. After reading these powerful testimonies, my prayer is that you realize that you don't have to be sick, tired, broke, or discouraged! When others said it could not be done; they dared to believe God and he did it!

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Genre: Religion
Author: Dr. Mary Smith-McCoy
Publisher: iUniverse
Release: 2013-06-18
File: 78 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781475993516

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Eminent Victorian scholar Gordon Haight's newly collected essays on George Eliot and her literary tradition.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Gordon Sherman Haight
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Release: 1992
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 0472102648

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Family is power. The Original vampire family swore it to each other a thousand years ago. They pledged to remain together always and forever. But even when you're immortal, promises are hard to keep. After a hurricane destroyed their city, Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah Mikaelson have rebuilt New Orleans to even greater glory. The year is 1766. The witches live on the fringes in the bayou. The werewolves have fled. But still, Klaus isn't satisfied. He wants more. He wants power. But when Klaus finally finds a witch who will perform a spell to give him what he desires most, she secretly uses Klaus to unleash a curse—one that brings back hundreds of her ancestors—and begins a war to reclaim New Orleans. As the siblings fight off the attack, only one thing's for certain—the result will be a bloodbath.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Julie Plec
Publisher: HQN Books
Release: 2015-04-01
File: 384 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781460349229

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