The landmark work on mindfulness, meditation, and healing, now revised and updated after twenty-five years Stress. It can sap our energy, undermine our health if we let it, even shorten our lives. It makes us more vulnerable to anxiety and depression, disconnection and disease. Based on Jon Kabat-Zinn´s renowned mindfulness-based stress reduction program, this classic, groundbreaking work-which gave rise to a whole new field in medicine and psychology-shows you how to use medically proven mind-body approaches derived from meditation and yoga to counteract stress, establish greater balance of body and mind, and stimulate well-being and healing. By engaging in these mindfulness practices and integrating them into your life from moment to moment and from day to day, you can learn to manage chronic pain, promote optimal healing, reduce anxiety and feelings of panic, and improve the overall quality of your life, relationships, and social networks. This second edition features results from recent studies on the science of mindfulness, a new Introduction, up-to-date statistics, and an extensive updated reading list. Full Catastrophe Living is a book for the young and the old, the well and the ill, and anyone trying to live a healthier and saner life in our fast-paced world. Praise for Full Catastrophe Living ´´To say that this wise, deep book is helpful to those who face the challenges of human crisis would be a vast understatement. It is essential, unique, and, above all, fundamentally healing.´´-Donald M. Berwick, M.D., president emeritus and senior fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement ´´One of the great classics of mind/body medicine.´´-Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., author of Kitchen Table Wisdom ´´A book for everyone . . . Jon Kabat-Zinn has done more than any other person on the planet to spread the power of mindfulness to the lives of ordinary people and major societal institutions.´´-Richard J. Davidson, founder and chair, Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison ´´This is the ultimate owner´s manual for our lives. What a gift!´´-Amy Gross, former editor in chief, O: The Oprah Magazine ´´I first read Full Catastrophe Living in my early twenties and it changed my life.´´-Chade-Meng Tan, Jolly Good Fellow of Google and author of Search Inside Yourself ´´Jon Kabat-Zinn´s classic work on the practice of mindfulness to alleviate stress and human suffering stands the test of time, a most useful resource and practical guide. I recommend this new edition enthusiastically to doctors, patients, and anyone interested in learning to use the power of focused awareness to meet life´s challenges, whether great or small.´´-Andrew Weil, M.D., author of Spontaneous Happiness and 8 Weeks to Optimum Health ´´How wonderful to have a new and updated version of this classic book that invited so many of us down a path that transformed our minds and awakened us to the beauty of each moment, day-by-day, through our lives. This second edition, building on the first, is sure to become a treasured sourcebook and traveling companion for new generations who seek the wisdom to live full and fulfilling lives.´´-Diana Chapman Walsh, Ph.D., president emerita of Wellesley College
We are living in strange times: the largest taxi company owns no vehicles and employs no drivers, software can quickly reach super-human performance at games whose rules and strategies it never learned and people can now execute complex financial transactions without banks, courts or trust. Digital disruptions stem from three main sources: the integration of minds and machines, of products and platforms, and of the core and the crowd. In all three cases, technological progress is shifting the balance by stressing the second element of the pair. A machine recently beat the worlds best mind at Go. Platforms built by Apple and Google outcompete excellent products by Nokia and Motorola. When the open innovation of the crowd goes head to head with corporate research and development labs, which make up the core, they often win. Machine, Platform, Crowd reveals how these digital technologies are transforming the ways in which companies perform.
NOMINATED FOR SIX OSCARS, INCLUDING BEST PICTURE, SUPPORTING ACTOR AND SUPPORTING ACTRESS . . . Aged just five, Saroo Brierley lost all contact with his family in India, after waiting at a train station for his brother who never returned. Discover the inspiring, true story behind the film, Lion. This is the heart breaking and original tale of the lost little boy who found his way home twenty-five years later. ----------------------------------- As a five-year old in India, I got lost on a train. Twenty-five years later, I crossed the world to find my way back home. Five-year-old Saroo lived in a poor village in India, in a one-room hut with his mother and three siblings... until the day he boarded a train alone and got lost. For twenty-five years. This is the story of what happened to Saroo in those twenty-five years. How he ended up on the streets of Calcutta. And survived. How he then ended up in Tasmania, living the life of an upper-middle-class Aussie. And how, at thirty years old, with some dogged determination, a heap of good luck and the power of Google Earth, he found his way back home. Lion is a triumphant true story of survival against all odds and a shining example of the extraordinary feats we can achieve when hope endures. ----------------------------------- ´Amazing stuff´ The New York Post ´So incredible that sometimes it reads like a work of fiction´ Winnipeg Free Press (Canada) ´A remarkable story´ Sydney Morning Herald Review ´I literally could not put this book down. Saroo´s return journey will leave you weeping with joy and the strength of the human spirit´ Manly Daily (Australia) ´We urge you to step behind the headlines and have a read of this absorbing account...With clear recollections and good old-fashioned storytelling, Saroo...recalls the fear of being lost and the anguish of separation´ Weekly Review (Australia)
´´Attention reveals a fresh, vital literary voice as it covers seemingly every imaginable topic relating to modern life.´´-Entertainment Weekly ´´Joshua Cohen may be America´s greatest living writer.´´-The Washington Post NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY WIRED One of Granta´s Best of Young American Novelists, Joshua Cohen arrives with his first collection of nonfiction, the culmination of two decades of writing and thought about life in the digital age. In essays, memoir, criticism, diary entries, and letters-many appearing here for the first time-Cohen covers the full depth and breadth of modern life: politics, literature, art, music, travel, the media, and psychology, and subjects as diverse as Google, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, fictional animals, Gustav Mahler, Aretha Franklin, John Zorn, landscape photography, fake Caravaggios, Wikipedia, Gertrude Stein, Edward Snowden, Jonathan Franzen, Olympic women´s fencing, Atlantic City casinos, the closing of the Ringling Bros. circus, and Azerbaijan. Throughout ATTENTION, Cohen directs his sharp gaze at home and abroad, calling upon his extraordinary erudition and unrivaled ability to draw connections between seemingly unlike things to show us how to live without fear in a world overflowing with information. In each piece, he projects a quality of thought that is uniquely his, and a voice as witty, profound, and distinct as any in American letters. At this crucial juncture in history, ATTENTION is a guide for the perplexed-a handbook for anyone hoping to bring the wisdom of the past into the culture of the future. Praise for ATTENTION ´´Dazzling in its scope . . . If curiosity is a writer´s greatest innate gift, Joshua Cohen may be America´s greatest living writer.´´-The Washington Post ´´Cause for celebration and close study . . . [Cohen] will hunt after neglected shards of the past, minor histories, and charge them with an immediacy in the present. . . . He is experimenting with the essay form much more, and more cleverly, than any major American writer today.´´-The Wall Street Journal ´´In Attention, Joshua Cohen makes an eclectic argument for how to improve our lives. . . . [He] tackles a surprising range of subjects to underline distraction´s role in our fraught predicament and to argue that paying attention could help us get out of it. . . . When it comes to making sense of our times with verve and imagination, few authors are more rewarding.´´-Financial Times
Nassim Nicholas Taleb´s landmark Incerto series is an investigation of luck, uncertainty, probability, opacity, human error, risk, disorder, and decision-making in a world we don´t understand, in nonoverlapping and standalone books. All four volumes-Antifragile, The Black Swan, Fooled by Randomness, and the expanded edition of The Bed of Procrustes, updated with more than 50 percent new material-are now together in one boxed set. ANTIFRAGILE ´´Startling . . . richly crammed with insights, stories, fine phrases and intriguing asides.´´-The Wall Street Journal Just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension, many things in life benefit from disorder, volatility, and turmoil. What Taleb has identified and calls ´´antifragile´´ is that category of things that not only gain from chaos but need it in order to survive and flourish. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better and better. What is crucial is that the antifragile loves errors, as it incurs small harm and large benefits from them. Spanning politics, urban planning, war, personal finance, economic systems, and medicine in an interdisciplinary and erudite style, Antifragile is a blueprint for living in a Black Swan world. THE BLACK SWAN ´´[A book] that altered modern thinking.´´-The Times (London) A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random and more predictable. The astonishing success of Google was a black swan; so was 9/11. In this groundbreaking and prophetic book, Taleb shows that black swan events underlie almost everything about our world, from the rise of religions to events in our own personal lives, and yet we-especially the experts-are blind to them. FOOLED BY RANDOMNESS ´´[Fooled by Randomness] is to conventional Wall Street wisdom approximately what Martin Luther´s ninety-five theses were to the Catholic Church.´´-Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker Are we capable of distinguishing the fortunate charlatan from the genuine visionary? Must we always try to uncover nonexistent messages in random events? Fooled by Randomness is about luck: more precisely, about how we perceive luck in our personal and professional experiences. Set against the backdrop of the most conspicuous forum in which luck is mistaken for skill-the markets-Fooled by Randomness is an irreverent, eye-opening, and endlessly entertaining exploration of one of the least understood forces in our lives. THE BED OF PROCRUSTES ´´Taleb´s crystalline nuggets of thought stand alone like esoteric poems.´´-Financial Times This collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses Taleb´s major ideas in ways you least expect. The Bed of Procrustes takes its title from Greek mythology: the story of a man who made his visitors fit his bed to perfection by either stretching them or cutting their limbs. With a rare combination of pointed wit and potent wisdom, Taleb plows through human illusions, contrasting the classical views of courage, elegance, and erudition against the modern diseases of nerdiness, philistinism, and phoniness.