When Arsene Wenger was appointed as manager by Arsenal Football Club in 1996, football fans everywhere gave a puzzled look and asked, 'who?' They were soon to find out just what kind of man had become a part of English football, as Wenger added to Arsenal's first Double win by leading them to another in 1998 and a third in 2002. Since then, he has amused and entertained with his erudition and always pertinent evaluations of Arsenal's merits and those of the game in general.
Here are the most diverting and most intriguing comments of manager Arsene Wenger.
Millions of people around the world have - and continue to - improve their lives based on the teachings of Dale Carnegie. In How to Win Friends and Influence People Carnegie offers practical advice and techniques, in his exuberant and conversational style, for how to get out of a mental rut and make life more rewarding.
His advice has stood the test of time and will teach you how to:
- make friends quickly and easily - increase your popularity - win people to your way of thinking - enable you to win new clients and customers - become a better speaker and a more entertaining conversationalist - arouse enthusiasm among your colleagues This book will turn around your relationships and improve your dealings with all the people in your life.
In 1999 His Holiness The Dalai Lama published the bestselling Ancient Wisdom: Modern World, which addressed the question of ethics for the new millennium. A decade later, His Holiness enters the contemporary debate about religion vs atheism, and returns to the theme of ethics with a major new work: Beyond Religion: ethics for a whole world.
In this thought-provoking new book he argues that religion is not a necessity for pursuing a spiritual life. Rather, focusing on tolerance and understanding between religions, as well as tolerance and understanding between believers (of any faith) and non-believers is the way forward. The way to achieve such an approach, he proposes, is through a system of secular ethics grounded in a deep appreciation of our common humanity. Aimed particularly at the general reader, Beyond Religion: ethics for a whole world is a modern-day polemic which outlines those ethics he believes should be central to our lives.
Peter Popham's major new biography of Aung San Suu Kyi draws upon previously untapped testimony and fresh revelations to tell the story of a woman whose bravery and determination have captivated people around the globe. Celebrated today as one of the world's greatest exponents of non-violent political defiance since Mahatma Gandhi, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize only four years after her first experience of politics.
In April 1988, Suu Kyi returned from Britain to Burma to nurse her sick mother but, within six months, found herself the unchallenged leader of the largest popular revolt in her country's history. When the party she co-founded won a landslide victory in Burma's first free elections for thirty years, she was already under house arrest and barred from taking office by the military junta.
Since then, 'The Lady' has set about transforming her country ethically as well as politically, displaying dazzling courage in the process. Under house arrest for 15 of the previous 20 years, she has come close to being killed by her political enemies and her commitment to peaceful revolution has come at extreme personal cost.
In November 2010, after fraudulent elections in which she played no part, Suu Kyi was again freed. She was greeted by ecstatic crowds but only time will tell what role this remarkable woman will have in the future of her country.
From the teachings of the world-renowned leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, comes a practical, seven-step guidebook for developing your love for others and transforming each and every one of your relationships in life.
Widening the Circle of Love offers readers a simple and illuminating programme for transforming self-centred energy into outwardly directed concern. Basing his views on the human capacity to improve, and drawing on exercises and techniques established in India and then refined in Tibetan monasteries over more than a thousand years, the Dalai Lama's teachings are supremely relevant to our lives today:
Â·The First Step: Recognising Friends Â·The Second Step: Appreciating Kindness Â·The Third Step: Returning Kindness Â·The Fourth Step: Learning to Love Â·The Fifth Step: The Power of Compassion Â·The Sixth Step: Total Commitment Â·The Seventh Step: Using the above in the service of others Filled with personal anecdotes from His Holiness's own experiences, as well as centuries-old wisdom, Widening the Circle of Love is a major book which will rival the Dalai Lama's seminal - and bestselling - The Art of Happiness in offering us an accessible, practical path towards personal growth.
In this dazzling book, one of the most influential spiritual thinkers of our time provides an answer that is as challenging as it is uplifting. Deepak Chopra searches for the Christ who stands at the heart of Christianity and discovers the identity of Jesus is threefold. Firstly, there is Jesus the man, who lived over 2000 years ago and whose sermons form the foundation of Christian theology. Secondly, there is Jesus the Son of God, who represents a specific branch of religion. Finally, there is the Third Jesus, the spiritual guide whose teachings embrace humanity as a whole. By considering each of these separate figures, Chopra allows us to decide for ourselves which of them speaks the most clearly to us today. As we become familiar with the universal wisdom of Christ, most especially through the guidance of the Third Jesus, we may become more open to a truly loving spirituality. And we will begin to create a brighter future, free from hatred fuelled by religious fundamentalism.
China is one of the great nations of the world. Containing roughly twenty per cent of the population of the globe, its economy is booming, and its role on the world's stage is increasingly influential. Yet this fascinating country is as complex as it is unusual: its inhabitants are denied some of their fundamental human rights. This powerfully written and incisive book throws light on China's record today. From the restrictions on speech and worship to the lack of freedoms under the law, the economy, health and the environment, it provides a well-informed look at what the inhabitants of this vast state may or may not do.
Dr Deepak Chopra, the bestselling pioneer in mind/body medicine, shows how coincidences are messages about the miraculous potential of each moment. He reveals how, through understanding the forces that shape coincidences, you can learn to live at a deeper level and access the flow of synchronicity that lies at the heart of existence. You can start to transform your life through full-contact living, in which all things will be within your reach.
- That there's no such thing as a meaningless coincidence - The seven principles of synchrodestiny - Practical techniques for applying those principles The seeds of a perfect destiny lie within you. This remarkable book will show you how to release their potential and live a life more wondrous than dreams.
In this remarkable book, Shirin Ebadi, Iranian human rights lawyer and activist, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, tells her extraordinary story. Dr Ebadi is a tireless voice for reform in her native Iran, where she argues for a new interpretation of Islamic law in harmony with vital human rights such as democracy, equality before the law, religious freedom and freedom of speech. She is known for defending dissident figures, and for the establishment of a number of non-profit grassroots organisations dedicated to human rights. In 2003 she became the first Muslim woman, and the first Iranian, to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She chronicles her childhood and upbringing before the Revolution, her education and student years at the University of Tehran, her marriage and its challenges, her religious faith, and her life as a mother and as an advocate for the oppressed. As a human rights campaigner, in particular for women, children and political prisoners in Iran, her book is a must-read for anyone fascinated by the life story and beliefs of a courageous and unusual woman, as well as those interested in current events (especially those of the Middle East), and those who want to know the truth about the position of women in a Muslim society.
The Soul of Leadership decodes the mysterious qualities that have propelled history's greatest leaders to the top of the ranks and shrouded them in legend - Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Winston Churchill, Buddha - and provides a hands-on approach to understanding and mastering these qualities.
The 10 Fundamental Principles, that Deepak Chopra believes all leaders should follow, include:
* A leader is the symbolic soul of the group * Inner qualities determine the outcome of any situation * For every need, the right response can be found * Great leaders can respond to all situations from the higher levels of spirit * A leader focused only on external goals (money, victory, power) will fail.
Using well-known examples of great leaders and a clear, concise breakdown of the virtues that a great leader must possess, The Soul of Leadership demystifies leadership and empowers us all to become leaders in our own right - from managing a family crisis to starting our own business.
Psychologist, teacher and therapist, John Selby, shows how the non-stop chatter of our minds and our own fear-based thoughts so easily catch us up in negative, destructive mindsets such as irritation, worry, impatience, guilt, inadequacy, hostility, shame and despair. Quiet Your Mind provides an easily-accessible toolbox for rising above harmful thoughts and regaining inner peace, by shifting at will into a special 'quiet mind' state of awareness where reflective thinking stops and true, spontaneous enjoyment of life begins.
The Dalai Lama sees himself first and foremost as a human being, secondly as a monk and thirdly as the political leader of Tibet. This book tells the unknown stories from his childhood, his formation as a monk and his gradual development as a leader of his people. It shows how he brings a sense of goodness and conscience to political life.
Focuses on seeking and embracing the power source within. The author offers guidance and encouragement, while inspiring his readers to take their lives into their own capable hands no matter what challenges they may confront - job loss, financial difficulties, relationship issues, health problems or spiritual questions.
Mentioned in the same breath as The Little Prince, Jonathan Livingston Seagull and The Alchemist, Serdar Ã-zkan's enchanting debut novel The Missing Rose has the power to change your life. Translated into 44 languages, it has already captured the hearts of readers around the world.
This is the story of Diana Oliveira, a beautiful yet troubled young woman whose desire for approval has made her lose sight of who she really is. When her mother's deathbed confession reveals the existence of a sister, Diana sets out to find the twin she never knew she had. Her travels lead to a mysterious garden, where she is given lessons that change her forever.
The Missing Rose is a poetic yet insightful modern parable about love, acceptance and the importance of remaining true to your dreams.
Explores the origins of fear and offers detailed practises on how to deal with its often toxic presence in our lives. Formed by a lifetime of mindfulness in action, the author, a Zen master and Buddhist monk, also shows us the path to peace, happiness and freedom that can come out of such explorations.
In Secrets of Great Rainmakers you'll learn how to outsmart the competition and set yourself apart from the pack.
Drawing on over fifty interviews with industry leaders from a wide variety of fields, bestselling author Jeffrey J. Fox will share the proven techniques and hard-won wisdom that have helped great rainmakers to get ahead, along with his trademark brand of counterintuitive insight and commentary that have made his books so popular.
Jeffrey gets to the heart of the matter, and condenses years of rainmaker trial and error into memorable chapters guaranteed to increase sales. They've already been proven!
Among the secrets, you'll find:
- Rainmakers have no competitors - You can't sell beer sitting at your desk - Take the word 'price' out of your vocabulary - Never give a quote - How to prepare a presentation This guide is essential reading for anyone wanting to get ahead in business.
In Made for Goodness, Archbishop Desmond Tutu explains that, though we sometimes act out of depravity and despair, we do know in our heart of hearts that we are not as we were meant to be, and were created to be so much more. The truth of human goodness can get hidden under the fear that we cannot live up to its demands, or it can get buried under faults or failures, or it can just get forgotten.
In this thoughtful and important book, the Archbishop (with his daughter, Mpho Tutu) shows how we can find our way back to goodness by changing our attitudes, by practising forgiveness, and by prayer. Then we will begin to see the goodness and beauty of others... If our view changes, this in turn alters the way we act. And how we act towards each other affects not only ourselves but everything in our world - for the better.
A guide to the authentic food of Southeast Asia. It helps readers learns how to make Samlor kako, a stir-fried pork and vegetable soup flavoured with an array of spices. It includes the recipe for Pho Bo, a Vietnamese beef noodle soup. It features over 150 recipes from Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Bali.
Alan Titchmarsh takes us on a fascinating tour through the history of Britains royal gardens from medieval times to the present day. Taking in existing royal gardens as well as many that now only exist in paintings, Alan uncovers the stories behind the gardens and the colourful monarchs who created them. From Hampton Court Palace to Kew Palace and Gardens, to Osborne House and through to the modern day developments at the Prince of Wales' home at Highgrove, Alan takes a highly personal canter through Britains gardening heritage. Fully illustrated with original plans, designs, letters, planting records and full colour diagrams of the major surviving gardens, this is a sumptuous book charting some of the most outstanding gardens in Britain.
Brings to life the battles of the 20th century - from the apocalyptic terrain of the Western Front to the desert landscape of Iraq. This book highlights the strategy of military commanders as well as the experience of men on the frontline. It looks at the violent century in history and examines the challenges facing armed forces.
Unforgettable Walks to Take Before You Die is the fifth title in an exciting series of books that will help you search out essential sights and experiences around the world.
Photographers and writers Steve Watkins and Clare Jones draw on their years of international travel experience in selecting thirty of the world's most inspiring, spectacular and beautiful walks, each of which can be done within the space of a two-week break. Their choices include a wide range of locations, from urban walking tours along Boston's Freedom Trail and the stunning temples of Kyoto, to the open countryside of the Yellowstone National Park in the USA and Peru's Inca Trail. There are leisurely jaunts, such as Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater property and a stroll around the picturesque canals of Amsterdam, as well as a few demanding walks, such as the Alpine Tour du Mont Blanc and China's Tiger Leaping Gorge trek, for those who like a challenge.
Richly illustrated throughout with specially commissioned photographs, Unforgettable Walks to Take Before You Die is aimed at anyone looking for ideas for an inspirational trip of a lifetime.
The book features a total of thirty walks, including: Amalfi Coast, Italy; Morne Trois Pitons, Dominica; Choro Trail, Bolivia; Dogon Tribes, Mali; Kilimanjaro, Tanzania; Tiger Leaping Gorge, China; South West Coast Path, England; Routeburn Track, New Zealand; Darjeeling Tea Trek, India; Temples of Kyoto, Japan; Garden Route, South Africa.
She is the darling of Parisian society. A famous author whose novels have captivated readers. He is a charming young journalist with nothing to lose.
While novelist Edith Wharton writes of grand love affairs, she has yet to experience her own. Her marriage is more platonic than passionate and her closest relationship is with her literary secretary, Anna Bahlmann.
Then Edith meets dashing Morton Fullerton, and her life is at last opened to the world of the sensual. But in giving in to the temptation of their illicit liaison, Edith could lose everything else she holds dear...
Thich Nhat Hanh is a holy man, for he is humble and devout. He is a scholar of immense intellectual capacity. His ideas for peace, if applied, would build a monument to ecumenism, to world brotherhood, to humanity' Martin Luther King, Jr, in Nobel Peace Prize nomination It was under the bodhi tree in India 2500 years ago that Buddha achieved the insight that three states of mind were the source of all our unhappiness: ignorance, obsessive desire and anger. All are equally difficult to control but, in one instant of anger, lives can be ruined, and our spiritual development can be destroyed. Twenty-five centuries after the Buddha's insight, medical science tells us that the Buddha was right: anger can also ruin our health. It is one of the most powerful emotions and one of the most difficult to change. Thich Nhat Hanh offers a fresh perspective on taking care of our anger as we would take care of a baby crying - picking it up, talking quietly to it, probing for what is making the baby cry. Laced with stories and techniques, Anger offers a wise and loving look at transforming this difficult emotion into peace and for bringing harmony and healing to all the areas and relationships in our lives that have been affected by anger.
Everyone knows 'tis the season to be jolly; when you can roast chestnuts on an open fire, treetops glisten and sleigh bells ring alongside the sound of small children's laughter. However, if you don't think Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year then reach for Keep Calm at Christmas and let its soothing advice reassure you that Christmas comes but once a year.
Keep Calm at Christmas follows Keep Calm for Ladies and Keep Calm for Chaps and offers many merry pearls of wisdom to help you get through the festive season; on everything from relatives to office parties, and gluttony to new year resolutions. An insighftul pocket gift for Christmas.
'What I don't like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day' Phyllis Diller 'About all you can do is dream of a white Christmas, for it seems like it always leaves most of us in the red' Anon 'Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice' Anon 'Next to a circus there ain't nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit' Kin Hubbard 'New Year's Day... now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual' Mark Twain