The budget battles of recent years have amplified the warnings of demographic doomsayers who predicted that a wave of baby boomers would bleed America dry, bankrupting Social Security and Medicare as they faded into an impoverished old age. On the contrary, argues award-winning journalist Chris Farrell, we are instead on the verge of a broad, positive transformation of our economy and society. The old idea of ´´retirement´´ - a word that means withdrawal, describing a time when people gave up productive employment and shrank their activities - was a short-lived historical anomaly. Humans have always found meaning and motivation in work and community, Farrell notes, and the boomer generation, poised to live longer in better health than any before, is already discovering unretirement - extending their working lives, often with new careers, entrepreneurial ventures, and volunteer service. Their experience, wisdom - and importantly, their continued earnings - will enrich the American workplace, treasury, and our whole society in the decades to come. Unretirement not only explains this seismic change, now in its early stages, it provides key insights and practical advice for boomers about to navigate this exciting, but unsettled, new frontier. Drawing on Chris Farrell´s decades of covering personal finance and economics for Bloomberg Businessweek and Marketplace Money, this will be an indispensable guide to the landscape of unretirement from one of America´s most trusted experts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allan Robertson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019249/bk_adbl_019249_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cities are always changing: streets, infrastructure, public spaces, and buildings are constantly being built, improved, demolished, and replaced. But even when a new project is designed to improve a community, neighborhood residents often find themselves at odds with the real estate developer who proposes it. Savvy developers are willing to work with residents to allay their concerns and gain public support, but at the same time, a real estate development is a business venture financed by private investors who take significant risks. Peter Hendee Brown explains the interests, motives, and actions of real estate developers, using case studies to show how the basic principles of development remain the same everywhere, even as practices vary based on climate, local culture, and geography. How Real Estate Developers Think considers developers from three different perspectives. Brown profiles the careers of individual developers to illustrate the character of the entrepreneur; considers the roles played by innovation, design, marketing, and sales in the production of real estate; and examines the risks and rewards that motivate developers as people. Ultimately, How Real Estate Developers Think portrays developers as creative visionaries who are able to imagine future possibilities for our cities and communities and shows that understanding them will lead to better outcomes for neighbors, communities, and cities. This book is published by University of Pennsylvania Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chaz Allen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050515/bk_acx0_050515_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A new world based on fairness, self-reliance and pride is closer than you thinkif you learn to think like a commoner!The Commons is among the most important and hopeful concepts of our time, and once you´ve read this book you´ll understand why!? ---Bill McKibben, author Deep EconomyThink Like a Commoner is a brilliant, accessible, practical, path-breaking intellectual tour de force. an essential read for everyone who cares about the human future.? ---David Korten, author, Agenda for a New Economy, board chair YES! Magazine, and co-chair, New Economy Working GroupWith graceful prose and dozens of fascinating stories, Bollier introduces the people, projects and vision now spawning a global movement. Think Like a Commoner explains how the commons: Challenges the standard narrative of contemporary market economics Provides a framework of law and social action that can help us move beyond neoliberal capitalism Is an exploding field of DIY innovation ranging from Wikipedia and seed-sharing to community forests and collaborative consumption, and beyond.We have a choice: Ignore the commons and suffer the ongoing private plunder of our common wealth. Or Think Like a Commoner and learn how to rebuild our society and reclaim our shared inheritance. This accessible, comprehensive introduction to the commons will surprise you, enlighten you, and provoke you to action.Our world is in need of reviving an ancient wisdom if it is to survive. David Bollier has a beautiful, bold but practical vision for our commons future and lights the path forward.I love this book!?---Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians; international water activistDavid Bollier is an author, activist, blogger and independent scholar. He is cofounder of the Commons Strategies Group and an author or editor of six books on different aspects of the commons, including Green Governance, The Wealth of the Commons and Viral Spiral.
Teacher Perceptions of a Professional Learning Community:A New Way to Think About Teaching, The Professional Learning Community Bo Hannaford
Newly updated edition of the highly successful core text for using cognitive behaviour therapy with children and young people The previous edition of Think Good, Feel Good was an exciting, practical resource that pioneered the way mental health professionals approached Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with children and young people. This new edition continues the work started by clinical psychologist Paul Stallard, and provides a range of flexible and highly appealing materials that can be used to structure and facilitate work with young people. In addition to covering the core elements used in CBT programmes, it incorporates ideas from the third wave CBT therapies of mindfulness, compassion focused therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy. It also includes a practical series of exercises and worksheets that introduce specific concepts and techniques. Developed by the author and used extensively in clinical practice, Think Good, Feel Good, Second Edition: A CBT Workbook for Children and Young People starts by introducing readers to the origin, basic theory, and rationale behind CBT and explains how the workbook should be used. Chapters cover elements of CBT including identifying thinking traps; core beliefs; controlling feelings; changing behaviour; and more. Written by an experienced professional with all clinically tested material Fully updated to reflect recent developments in clinical practice Wide range of downloadable materials Includes ideas for third wave CBT, Mindfulness, Compassion Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Think Good, Feel Good, Second Edition: A CBT Workbook for Children and Young People is a ´´must have´´ resource for clinical psychologists, child and adolescent psychiatrists, community psychiatric nurses, educational psychologists, and occupational therapists. It is also a valuable resource for those who work with young people including social workers, school nurses, practice counsellors, teachers and health visitors.
In his phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve Harvey told women what it takes to succeed in love. Now, he tells everyone how to succeed in life, giving you the keys to fulfill your purpose. Countless books on success tell you what you need to get that you don´t already possess. In Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success, Steve Harvey tells you how to achieve your dreams using the gift you already have. Every one of us was born with a gift endowed by our creator-something you do the best at with very little effort. While it can be like someone else´s, your gift is yours alone. No one can take it away. You are the only one who can use it-or waste it. Steve shows how that gift holds your greatest chance at success, and the fulfillment of your life´s mission and purpose. He helps you learn to define your gift-whether it´s being a problem solver, a people-connector, a whiz with numbers, or having an eye for colors. He makes clear that your job is not your gift; you may use it in your work, but it can also be used in your marriage or relationship, your community, and throughout every aspect of your life. Throughout, he provides a set of principles that will help you direct your gift. ´´The scriptures say your gift will make room for you and put you in the presence of great men,´´ Steve reminds us. This book is your roadmap to identifying your gift, acknowledging it, perfecting it, connecting it to a vehicle, and riding it to success. Because Success is the gift you already have.´´ Funny yet firm, told in Steve´s warm and insightful voice, and peppered with anecdotes from his own life, practical advice, and truthful insights, this essential guide can help you transform your life and achieve everything you were born to.
You don´t care about who I am, you only care about what I have to say. You want to know whether the content of this book will improve your life and be useful to you. Hence, I have to persuade you that the content of this book will be useful to you and worth your money. Because that is obviously what I want you to do; buy it and follow the advice it gives you. You probably care deeply about various issues in society–homelessness; inequality, climate change–but need additional tools to better understand and more strategically tackle them. You´re ready and willing to learn because you know that merely talking about how awful things are isn´t a very effective way of solving them. You´re also tired of the malicious manner in which every societal issue is politicized, and you hate the toxic bickering between both sides of the political spectrum. You´re desperate for a more level-headed perspective on these issues. That said, you know that social change requires a lot of work, which leads you to believe that your efforts are too small to make a difference. You´re afraid that you´ll fail in achieving this goal, despite your positive intentions. You think that if you can´t succeed in changing one huge existential problem in the world, it´s not worth trying at all. If your contribution doesn´t make a big-picture impact in the world, what´s the point, right? Wrong. Chances are high that you´ve frequently fallen into the following trap: you read an amazing article about an issue in society, become inspired to make a difference… and then lose all that energy a week later, with few results to show for it. Because of these challenges, Community Heroes will focus on community development, rather than global change. Guided by my experience in the nonprofit sector as an AmeriCorps VISTA member, I will help you focus on incremental change in your community, rather than transformational changes to the entire world. Even though you hear people say that there are so many problems in society that you´re powerless to create change, that ´´the system´´ is rigged against us, and that it´s impossible to change it, I can assure you that these are not valid excuses to give up and do nothing to help your community. ´´ But there are no problems in my community! ´´ A painfully common misconception that is caused by people not looking closely enough. No matter how great your community is, it has many problems that need solving. Community Heroes is for a range of audiences. It´s for people that are about to become (or already are) nonprofit professionals, which specifically includes AmeriCorps VISTA members, but is certainly not limited to them. It´s for those that care deeply about social impact, community development, and nonprofit work. Finally, it´s for those of you that don´t necessarily want to change the world but do want to learn how to change your communities. In Community Heroes , you´ll learn why it´s important to: • Suspend your dreams of changing the world and instead strive to be a hero in your own community; • Understand why working on Wall Street might be a more effective way of achieving social impact than working for a nonprofit; • Recognize why your efforts to make a positive impact in society might actually be for selfish, instead of selfless reasons; • Understand the barriers to employment that disenfranchised people face and why they are such powerful impediments to progress; • Break the unfounded stereotypes you might have of the (working) poor in order to serve them more effectively; • And much more!
This book is a guide for leaders seeking to build a community, to strengthen the community they already have, or who may not think of themselves as community leaders but who are envisioning a group they hope to create. These communities can be formal, with official memberships and administrations, or informal, tied by shared values and commitments. Some people think communities happen by accident, or have to emerge organically, but Charles Vogl emphasizes that there are solid, time-honored principles for consciously building them. Drawing on 3,000 years of tradition, Vogl lays out seven enduring principles that every community of every kind must master to be effective and supportive. He describes each principle´s purpose and provides extensive hands-on tools for implementing them. He also helps leaders ensure that their communities remain healthy and life-affirming and not degenerate into rigid cults. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Dheere. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/064909/bk_acx0_064909_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How Real Estate Developers Think:Design, Profits, and Community University of Pennsylvania Press Peter Hendee Brown