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Showing up for life : thoughts on the gifts of a lifetime

Author: William H Gates; Mary Ann Mackin
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, [2010], ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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The father of one of the most successful businessmen in history conveys the values and principles he has learned in life and instilled in his children.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William H Gates; Mary Ann Mackin
ISBN: 9780385527026 0385527020 9780385527019 0385527012
OCLC Number: 251205398
Notes: "Originally published in hardcover in slightly different form in the United States by Broadway Books...in 2009"--T.p. verso.
Includes index.
Description: xv, 192 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Bill Gates, Jr. --
Some second thoughts about thinking --
Showing up for life --
Hard work --
Radical generosity --
Open-mindedness --
Getting along --
Speaking out --
Learning how to lose --
Honoring a confidence --
Finding meaning in your work --
Thinking tall --
Showing up for your family --
Sharing your gifts with others --
Connecting people --
Creating the change you'd like to see happen --
A habit passed down --
Celebrating life --
Mary's wedding toast --
Making your life your message --
Never forget to ask "Is it right?" --
The power of one --
Things I learned from my children --
The enduring campfires of Cheerio --
The rites and riches of lasting friendships --
Learning begins at birth --
Marrying well (again) --
Grandparents --
A lesson on leadership --
America at risk --
Four-letter words --
Getting off the sidelines --
Government of the people, by the people, FOR the people --
The older you grow the taller you get --
An expression of gratitude --
Traditions: making memories --
Getting everybody dancing --
Empowering women --
When the benefits of neighboring come full circle --
Portraits of courage --
Africa, we see you --
Walking with giants --
The people you meet showing up --
A master citizen --
There's no problem bigger than we are --
These numbers are our neighbors --
Public will --
How a hole in the fence led a boy from poverty to poetry --
A place to start.
Responsibility: Bill Gates, Sr., with Mary Ann Mackin.

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