Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

William Morrow Paperbacks - The narrator's relationship with his son leads to a powerful self-reckoning; the craft of motorcycle maintenance leads to an austerely beautiful process for reconciling science, religion, and humanism. Note: the font size of the text in the book is 11. 5 pta penetrating examination of how we live and how to live betterA narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions on how to live.

Harper Perennial. Resonant with the confusions of existence, this classic is a touching and transcendent book of life. This new edition contains an interview with Pirsig and letters and documents detailing how this extraordinary book came to be.

Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals

Bantam - The author of zen and the art of motorcycle Maintenance examines life's essential issues as he recounts the journey down the Hudson River in a sailboat of his philosopher-narrator Phaedrus.

Guidebook to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

William Morrow Paperbacks - When robert pirsig’s zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance was first published in 1974, it caused a literary sensation. With the background material, insights, and perspectives the authors provide, Guidebook to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is destined to become required reading for new fans of the book as well as those who have returned to it over the years.

A combination of philosophical speculation and psychological tension, the book is a complex story of relationships, eventually, values, and, madness, enlightenment. Ron di santo and tom steele have spent years investigating the background and underlying symbolism of Pirsig’s work. Together, and with the approval of Robert Pirsig, they have written a fascinating reference/companion to the original.

Guidebook to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Guidebook to zen and the art of Motorcycle Maintenance serves as a metaphorical backpack of supplies for the reader’s journey through the original work. An entire generation was profoundly affected by the story of the narrator, Chris, his son, and their month-long motorcycle odyssey from Minnesota to California.

A Little History of Philosophy Little Histories

Yale University Press - He provides interesting and often quirky stories of the lives and deaths of thought-provoking philosophers from Socrates, who chose to die by hemlock poisoning rather than live on without the freedom to think for himself, to Peter Singer, who asks the disquieting philosophical and ethical questions that haunt our own times.

Warburton not only makes philosophy accessible, reason, he offers inspiration to think, argue, and ask in the tradition of Socrates. H. Yale University Press. This engaging book introduces the great thinkers in Western philosophy and explores their most compelling ideas about the world and how best to live in it.

A Little History of Philosophy Little Histories - In forty brief chapters, Nigel Warburton guides us on a chronological tour of the major ideas in the history of philosophy. For readers of E. These were the concerns of socrates, who spent his days in the ancient Athenian marketplace asking awkward questions, disconcerting the people he met by showing them how little they genuinely understood.

Gombrich's a little history of the world, an equally irresistible volume that brings history's greatest philosophers to life Philosophy begins with questions about the nature of reality and how we should live. A little history of philosophy presents the grand sweep of humanity's search for philosophical understanding and invites all to join in the discussion.

You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, an d 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself

Avery - Each short chapter—covering topics such as Learned Helplessness, Selling Out, and the Illusion of Transparency—is like a psychology course with all the boring parts taken out. Bringing together popular science and psychology with humor and wit, You Are Not So Smart is a celebration of our irrational, thoroughly human behavior.

Yale University Press. You’re just as deluded as the rest of us—but that’s okay, because being deluded is part of being human. But often these stories aren’t true. An entertaining illumination of the stupid beliefs that make us feel wise, based on the popular blog of the same name. Whether you’re deciding which smartphone to purchase or which politician to believe, you think you are a rational being whose every decision is based on cool, detached logic.

You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, an d 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself - Growing out of david mcraney’s popular blog, you are Not So Smart reveals that every decision we make, every thought we contemplate, and every emotion we feel comes with a story we tell ourselves to explain them. Gotham Books. But here’s the truth: You are not so smart.

Holacracy: The New Management System for a Rapidly Changing World

Henry Holt and Co. - When you start to follow holacracy, you learn to create new structures and ways of making decisions that empower the people who know the most about the work you do: your frontline colleagues. Some of the many champions of Holacracy include Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos. Com author of the #1 new york times bestseller Delivering Happiness, Twitter, and Medium, Evan Williams co-founder of Blogger, and David Allen.

Yale University Press. Holacracy creates organizations that are fast, agile, and that succeed by pursuing their purpose, not following a dated and artificial plan. This isn't anarchy – it's quite the opposite. Henry Holt Company. Holacracy is a revolutionary management system that redefines management and turns everyone into a leader.

Holacracy: The New Management System for a Rapidly Changing World - Holacracy distributes authority and decision-making throughout an organization, and defines people not by hierarchy and titles, but by roles. Gotham Books.

To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design

Vintage - Henry Holt Company. More than a series of fascinating case studies, To Engineer is Human is a work that looks at our deepest notions of progress and perfection, tracing the fine connection between the quantifiable realm of science and the chaotic realities of everyday life. How did a simple design error cause one of the great disasters of the 1980s - the collapse of the walkways at the kansas city Hyatt Regency Hotel? What made the graceful and innovative Tacoma Narrows Bridge twist apart in a mild wind in 1940? How did an oversized waterlily inspire the magnificent Crystal Palace, the crowning achievement of Victorian architecture and engineering? These are some of the failures and successes that Henry Petroski, examines in this engaging, author of the acclaimed The Pencil, wonderfully literate book.

Vintage. Gotham Books. Yale University Press.

Good to Great and the Social Sectors: Why Business Thinking is Not the Answer

HarperCollins - Henry Holt Company. It is not a new book. The difference between successful organizations is not between the business and the social sector, the difference is between good organizations and great ones. Jim collins wants to avoid any confusion about the monograph being a book by limiting its distribution to online retailers.

30-50% of those who bought Good to Great work in the Social Sector. Gotham Books. HarperBusiness. Based on interviews and workshops with over 100 social sector leaders. Vintage. This monograph is a response to questions raised by readers in the social sector. Yale University Press. Jim collins answers the Social Sector with a Monograph to Accompany Good to Great.

Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened

Touchstone Books 2724333502922 - Perhaps i have underestimated my sneakiness! Yale University Press. So i decided to just make a list of things that are in the book:PicturesWordsStories about things that happened to meStories about things that happened to other people because of meEight billion dollars*Stories about dogsThe secret to eternal happiness**These are lies.

. Used book in Good Condition. I tried to write a long, third-person summary that would imply how great the book is and also sound vaguely authoritative—like maybe someone who isn’t me wrote it—but I soon discovered that I’m not sneaky enough to pull it off convincingly. HarperBusiness. Henry Holt Company.

Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened - Gotham Books. 1 new york times bestseller “funny and smart as hell” bill Gates, leaping wit, Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half showcases her unique voice, and her ability to capture complex emotions with deceptively simple illustrations. From the publisher:every time Allie Brosh posts something new on her hugely popular blog Hyperbole and a Half the internet rejoices.

This full-color, ” “dogs don’t understand basic concepts like moving, “adventures in depression, ” and “depression Part Two, beautifully illustrated edition features more than fifty percent new content, with ten never-before-seen essays and one wholly revised and expanded piece as well as classics from the website like, ” and her astonishing, “The God of Cake, ” which have been hailed as some of the most insightful meditations on the disease ever written.

Brosh’s debut marks the launch of a major new American humorist who will surely make even the biggest scrooge or snob laugh. We dare you not to.

Zen and the Art of Happiness

Power Press - Used book in Good Condition. Vintage. Cutting-edge science and spirituality tell us that what we believe, think, and feel actually determine the makeup of our body at the cellular level. You'll learn how to adapt to life's inevitable changes, how to deal with stress in a healthy way, and how to nurture a mindful happiness in your daily life.

Henry Holt Company. This popular work has been published in more than 20 countries around the world. Most importantly, the gentle wisdom of Zen and the Art of Happiness will show you how to invite magnificent experiences into your life and create a personal philosophy that will sustain you through anything.

Zen and the Art of Happiness - . HarperBusiness. A timeless work about the art of happiness, the way of happiness, the inner game of happiness. Gotham Books. In zen and the art of happiness, you will learn how to think and feel so that what you think and feel creates happiness and vibrancy in your life rather than gloominess or depression.

Yale University Press.

Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work

Penguin Books - Gotham Books. A philosopher/mechanic's wise and sometimes funny look at the challenges and pleasures of working with one's hands Called "the sleeper hit of the publishing season" by The Boston Globe,  Shop Class as Soulcraft became an instant bestseller, attracting readers with its radical and timely reappraisal of the merits of skilled manual labor.

Crawford questions the educational imperative of turning everyone into a "knowledge worker, " based on a misguided separation of thinking from doing. Penguin Books. Used book in Good Condition. Yale University Press. Vintage. HarperBusiness. Henry Holt Company. Using his own experience as an electrician and mechanic, Crawford presents a wonderfully articulated call for self-reliance and a moving reflection on how we can live concretely in an ever more abstract world.

Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work - On both economic and psychological grounds, author Matthew B.