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Download and read online Stand Out in PDF and EPUB Standing out is no longer optional Too many people believe that if they keep their heads down and work hard, they’ll be recognized on the merits of their work. But that’s simply not true anymore. “Safe” jobs disappear daily, and the clamor of everyday life drowns out ordinary contributions. To make a name for yourself, to create true job security, and to make a difference in the world, you have to share your unique perspective and inspire others to take action. But in a noisy world where it seems everything’s been said—and shouted from the rooftops—how can your ideas stand out? Fortunately, you don’t have to be a genius or a worldwide superstar to make an impact. Drawing on interviews with more than fifty thought leaders in fields ranging from business to genomics to urban planning, Dorie Clark shows how these masters achieved success and how anyone—with hard work—can do the same. Whether it’s learning to ask the right questions, developing and building on an expert niche, or combining disparate fields to get a new perspective, Clark outlines ways to develop the ideas that set you apart. Of course, having a breakthrough insight is only half the battle. If you really want to share your ideas, you have to find a way to build an audience, communicate your message, and inspire others to embrace your vision. Starting small is fine; Clark provides a step-by-step guide to help you leverage your existing networks, attract new people to your cause, and, ultimately, build a community around your ideas. Featuring vivid examples based on interviews with influencers such as Seth Godin, David Allen, and Daniel Pink, Clark shows you how to break through and ensure that your ideas get noticed. Becoming a thought leader in your company or in your profession is the ultimate career insurance. But—even more important—it’s also a chance to change the world for the better. Whatever your cause, perspective, or point of view, the world can’t afford for the best ideas to remain buried inside you. Whether it’s how to improve the educational system or how to make your company more efficient, your ideas matter. The world needs your insights, and it’s time to be bold.
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Download and read online David und Goliath in PDF and EPUB Wenn David auf Goliath trifft, hat er zwei Möglichkeiten: Spielt er nach dessen Regeln, wird er verlieren. Ist er bereit, die Regeln der Macht zu brechen, zwingt er den Riesen damit in die Knie. Malcolm Gladwell ist davon überzeugt: Underdogs sind Gewinner! In genialen Episoden von listigen Kriegsherren, halbstarken Basketballteams und inspirierten Softwareentwicklern zeigt der Kultautor, dass Triumph keine Frage der Größe, sondern der inneren Haltung ist. Gladwells hintersinniges Plädoyer für das Große im Kleinen ist zugleich ein Appell zum kreativen Ungehorsam. Nach der Lektüre dieses verblüffenden Buchs ist kein Riese mehr vor Ihnen sicher.
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Download and read online Theme Your College Application in PDF and EPUB Competition only gets stiffer. Regardless of university or scholarship application, odds are always stacked against candidates, unless they are sufficiently prepared. To be sufficiently prepared, you need to know what your assessors are looking out for. What makes you stand out from the crowd? On 1 January 2014, more than two million Common Application forms were submitted in total for US university applications. Yes, two million. So there are about 20 US universities that Singaporeans usually apply for, including the Ivy League. Each university takes in about 1,000 undergraduates. 20,000 out of 2,000,000. 1% chance. Oh and the 1000 undergraduates consists of US citizens and PRs primarily; the admit rates of internationals hover around 10% of the entire admitted cohort. So about 100 internationals per school, 2000 out of 2,000,000. 0.1% chance. You get the picture. Competition is grim. But then again, you look around your friends and seniors who have been admitted and ask yourself “I just had lunch with that guy” or “I was studying right next to her in Physics class” and now s/he has gotten past the mind-boggling, crazy competition. How? More importantly, how do I do it? “This is a question only you can answer for yourself.” “There is no hard-and-fast rule.” “Each and every one of you is unique, so it is difficult to advise.” Sounds familiar? Well, that is what many websites, books and sources say when it comes to application advising. Yes, they are all true, but it doesn’t help, does it? Such statements add absolutely no value to your application. So this short document hopes to add some value to your application and provide a perspective on how to improve your chances in application. Directly. Then again, some skeptics will ask why in the world would I share my ‘secret knowledge’, if it even exists. Firstly, I am stating what you already know. The difference is that I remind you and put in perspective of application. Secondly, I believe in letting the best man win. I believe that everyone should know how to submit a good application, so that everyone stands a fair chance. No, I am not going to guarantee you get admitted to your Top 5 universities of choice in return for $15,000. I am simply going to tell you how to show your best, and let the universities decide if you are fit for them.
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Download and read online In Defense of the Constitution Ending America s Occupation in PDF and EPUB Th is highly controversial book is going to change the political and cultural direction and scene of America in the 21st Century. It will do this by providing America's Compatriots the tools they've been searching for to stop America's Government, Supreme Court Judges, and Politicians from continuing to push this great Republic into the Abyss of a Borderless and lawless nation. By analyzing key words and the US Constitution, this book shows America's Compatriots how to stop their Government, from resting power from the Republic by continuing to misinterpret and misread key sections and words of the Constitution. And, unfortunately for the Republic, these misinterpretations are allowing Mexico's (and other foreign nation's) criminal citizens and colonizers to invade and occupy US sovereign soil, destroy America's Western Christian Culture via "cultural genocide," and allowing their American born ("not-legal") children to claim unlawful citizenship. Unfortunately for Mexico's colonizing invaders and these children, this book proves these lawless colonizers' invasion, is not, any kind of immigration, so politicians are breaking Federal law to protect them. Chapter 1: Th is book tells readers why this book was written; Chapters 2 through 4 are this book's heart. It introduces readers to key literary facts, defi nitions, and analysis of the Constitution, and key sections that prove America's Government and politicians have betrayed the Republic's Citizens. Finally, Chapter 5, and the 3 Appendixes sum up and complete the research. We feel, with these facts, Americans should be ready to save the Country that our Constitution's drafters wrote was blessed and "ordained" by "God." We hope they will be ready to fi ght these rogue politicians and judges, and to stop the "cultural genocide" of America's Western Christian culture, English language, and US sovereignty.
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