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Dixon, Walter

Works: 166 works in 284 publications in 1 language and 3,976 library holdings
Genres: Recipes  Popular works  Juvenile works  Life skills guides  History 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: HF5718, 650.1
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Publications about Walter Dixon
Publications by Walter Dixon
Most widely held works about Walter Dixon
Most widely held works by Walter Dixon
Just listen discover the secret to getting through to absolutely anyone by Mark Goulston( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
Dr. Goulston reveals the secret of getting through to anyone, even when productive communication seems impossible. He illustrates simple strategies for effectively communicating so that everyone comes out a winner
The three laws of performance rewriting the future of your organization and your life by Steve Zaffron( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
Authors Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan offer listeners this engaging treatise on achieving business success. Using compelling real-world examples--such as a New Zealand steelmaking company turning their fortunes around in one year, and a Japanese building firm enjoying record profits during a terrible economic environment--Zaffron and Logan illustrate the three laws of performance that will help all entrepreneurs get their businesses back on track
The price of everything solving the mystery of why we pay what we do by Eduardo Porter( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
An assessment of the role of value in every aspect of life explains that a price is incurred for every choice, and assesses the inherent costs of such controversial topics as joining a church, promoting longevity, and organ donation
World wide rave creating triggers that get millions of people to spread your ideas and share your stories by David Meerman Scott( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Scott shows aspiring business people how to harness the power of the Internet for untold success. Listeners will learn the secrets of leveraging the power of resources like YouTube, Facebook, and blogs to drive eager buyers to their virtual doorstep--for free!
The willpower instinct how self-control works, why it matters, and what you can do to get more of it by Kelly McGonigal( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course The Science of Willpower, The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters
Ungifted intelligence redefined : the truth about talent, practice, creativity, and the many paths to greatness by Scott Barry Kaufman( file )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
Child prodigies. Gifted and Talented Programs. Perfect 2400s on the SAT. Sometimes it feels like the world is conspiring to make the rest of us feel inadequate. Those children tapped as possessing special abilities will go on to achieve great things, while the rest of us have little chance of realizing our dreams. Right? In Ungifted, cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman-who was relegated to special education as a child-sets out to show that the way we interpret traditional metrics of intelligence is misguided. Kaufman explores the latest research in genetics and neuroscience, as well as evolutionary, developmental, social, positive, and cognitive psychology, to challenge the conventional wisdom about the childhood predictors of adult success. He reveals that there are many paths to greatness, and argues for a more holistic approach to achievement that takes into account each young person's personal goals, individual psychology, and developmental trajectory. In so doing, he increases our appreciation for the intelligence and diverse strengths of prodigies, savants, and late bloomers, as well as those with dyslexia, autism, schizophrenia, and ADHD. Combining original research, anecdotes, and a singular compassion, Ungifted proves that anyone-even those without readily observable gifts at any single moment in time-can become great
The bond protecting the special relationship between animals and humans by Wayne Pacelle( file )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
Wayne Pacelle, the president of the Humane Society of the United States, unveils the deep links of the human-animal bond, as well as the conflicting impulses that have led us to betray this bond through widespread and systemic cruelty to animals
Spark the revolutionary new science of exercise and the brain by John J Ratey( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
Explores the mind-body connection, presenting startling research to prove that exercise is truly our best defense against everything from depression to ADD to addiction to aggression to menopause to Alzheimer's
The blood sugar solution [the ultrahealthy program for losing weight, preventing disease, and feeling great now!] by Mark Hyman( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
Dr. Hyman reveals that the secret solution to losing weight and preventing not just diabetes but also heart disease, stroke, dementia, and cancer is balanced insulin levels. Here he describes the seven keys to achieving wellness and explains his revolutionary six-week healthy-living program
Elephants of Africa by Gail Gibbons( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Details the habitats, physical characteristics, diet, offspring development, and behavior of the African elephant
Think again why good leaders make bad decisions and how to keep it from happening to you by Sydney Finkelstein( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
The authors illustrate why even good leaders can make terrible decisions--and more importantly, how this situation can be avoided
The big shift navigating the new stage beyond midlife /c by Marc Freedman by Marc Freedman( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
Identifies options for middle-aged people who are contemplating their senior-life opportunities and outlines recommendations for how American society can collectively and productively address demographic shifts pertaining to unprecedented life spans
Did Jesus exist? the historical argument for Jesus of Nazareth by Bart D Ehrman( Computer File )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
Large numbers of atheists, humanists, and conspiracy theorists are raising one of the most pressing questions in the history of religion: "Did Jesus exist at all?" Was he invented out of whole cloth for nefarious purposes by those seeking to control the masses? Or was Jesus such a shadowy figure--far removed from any credible historical evidence--that he bears no meaningful resemblance to the person described in the Bible? In Did Jesus Exist? historian and Bible expert Bart Ehrman confronts these questions, vigorously defends the historicity of Jesus, and provides a compelling portrait of the man from Nazareth. The Jesus you discover here may not be the Jesus you had hoped to meet--But he did exist, whether we like it or not
The debt-free spending plan an amazingly simple way to take control of your finances once and for all by JoAnneh Nagler( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
"Anyone suffering under the crushing weight of debt knows how impossible it can seem to find a way out. It's overwhelming - and the more complicated the proposed solution, the harder it is to stick with it. That's why "The Debt-Free Spending Plan" is simple. It doesn't require sifting through chapters of high-minded financial advice or digging up your past spending history. It assumes you need help right now, and gives it to you. You will learn to: downsize expenses without feeling deprived; allocate money as it comes in and put together an easy-to-manage bill-paying plan; adjust for inevitable overspending; and, pay off debt without gouging expenses and (believe it or not) start saving. The plan is clear, easy, and takes just five minutes a day-and it doesn't matter if you make $14,000 or $14 million. With straightforward daily spending strategies and effortless expense tracking tools, you will soon find yourself on the road to financial freedom-all before the next billing cycle"--From publisher
Real influence persuade without pushing and gain without giving in by Mark Goulston( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Using illuminating examples and anecdotes, the authors show how authentic communication, transparency and empathy are revolutionizing the seller-consumer relationship. This one-of-a-kind guide ties it all together with this simple sentiment: When you're upfront with your target audience, you create a win-win for everyone
Getting green done hard truths from the front lines of the sustainability revolution by Auden Schendler( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Soccer moms drive Priuses. Sport utility vehicles are going hybrid. Families are using hemp shopping bags. More and more companies are developing "green" buildings. What's more, the business consultants say going green is easy and profitable. In reality, though, many green-leaning businesses, families, and governments are still fiddling with the small stuff while the planet burns. Why? Because implementing sustainability is brutally difficult. In this book, Auden Schendler, a sustainable business foot soldier with fifteen year's worth of experience, gives us a peek under the hood of the green movement. The consultants, he argues, are clueless. Fluorescent bulbs might be better for our atmosphere, but what do you say to the boutique hotel owner who thinks they detract from his? And how do you convince a chain-smoking karate expert mechanic to put biodiesel in his vehicles?" "Scientists tell us we have to cut CO₂ emissions 80 percent by mid-century. That's going to take more than a recycling program. We'll only solve our problems if we're realistic about the challenge of climate change. In this eye-opening, inspiring book, Schendler illuminates the path
Betterness economics for humans by Umair Haque( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Betterness: Economics for Humans is a powerful call to arms for a post-capitalist economy. Umair Haque argues that just as positive psychology revolutionized our understanding of mental health by recasting the field as more than just treating mental illness, we need to rethink our economic paradigm. Why? Because business as we know it has reached a state of diminishing returns--though we work harder and harder, we never seem to get anywhere
The ultimate question 2.0 how net promoter companies thrive in a customer-driven world by Frederick F Reichheld( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
In the first edition of this landmark book, Fred Reichheld revealed the question most critical to your company's future: "Would you recomment us to a friend?" By asking customers this question, you identify detractors who switch to competitors, and promotors who generate good profits
The beginning of infinity explanations that transform the world by David Deutsch( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
"A bold and all-embracing exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge from one of today's great thinkers. Throughout history, mankind has struggled to understand life's mysteries, from the mundane to the seemingly miraculous. In this important new book, David Deutsch, an award-winning pioneer in the field of quantum computation, argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe. They have unlimited scope and power to cause change, and the quest to improve them is the basic regulating principle not only of science but of all successful human endeavor. This stream of ever improving explanations has infinite reach, according to Deutsch: we are subject only to the laws of physics, and they impose no upper boundary to what we can eventually understand, control, and achieve. In his previous book, The Fabric of Reality, Deutsch describe the four deepest strands of existing knowledge-the theories of evolution, quantum physics, knowledge, and computation-arguing jointly they reveal a unified fabric of reality. In this new book, he applies that worldview to a wide range of issues and unsolved problems, from creativity and free will to the origin and future of the human species. Filled with startling new conclusions about human choice, optimism, scientific explanation, and the evolution of culture, The Beginning of Infinity is a groundbreaking book that will become a classic of its kind"--
The Darwin economy liberty, competition, and the common good by Robert H Frank( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
"The premise of economist Adam Smith's 'invisible hand'--a tenet of market economics--is that competitive self-interest shunts benefits to the community. But that is the exception rather than the rule, argues writer Robert H. Frank. Charles Darwin's idea of natural selection is a more accurate reflection of how economic competition works . . . because individual and species benefits do not always coincide. Highlighting reasons for market failure and the need to cut waste, Frank argues that we can domesticate our wild economy by taxing higher-end spending and harmful industrial emissions."--Nature
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