Happiness and Other Small Things of Absolute Importance

Author: Haim Shapira
Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers
ISBN: 178028974X
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Join Haim Shapira as he navigates the terrain of happiness exploring and contemplating an eclectic range of theories and insights into the conflicts we face as we interpret and consider our lives on our journey to creating our own happiness.

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Author: Arundhati Roy
Publisher: Random House India
ISBN: 9385990977
Format: PDF, Kindle
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‘How to tell a shattered story? By slowly becoming everybody. No. By slowly becoming everything.’ The Ministry of Utmost Happiness takes us on a journey of many years – the story spooling outwards from the cramped neighbourhoods of Old Delhi into the burgeoning new metropolis and beyond, to the Valley of Kashmir and the forests of Central India, where war is peace and peace is war, and where, from time to time, ‘normalcy’ is declared. Anjum, who used to be Aftab, unrolls a threadbare carpet in a city graveyard that she calls home. A baby appears quite suddenly on a pavement, a little after midnight, in a crib of litter. The enigmatic S. Tilottama is as much of a presence as she is an absence in the lives of the three men who love her. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is at once an aching love story and a decisive remonstration. It is told in a whisper, in a shout, through tears and sometimes with a laugh. Its heroes are people who have been broken by the world they live in and then rescued, mended by love – and by hope. For this reason, they are as steely as they are fragile, and they never surrender. This ravishing, magnificent book reinvents what a novel can do and can be. And it demonstrates on every page the miracle of Arundhati Roy’s storytelling gifts.

Gladiators Pirates and Games of Trust

Author: Haim Shapira
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
ISBN: 178678064X
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A bestselling Israeli author offers a delightful take on decision making for non-experts and non-mathematicians. Written in simple language, the book is essential reading for business professionals and anyone interested in cognitive psychology and economics. Shapira provides humorous anecdotes and insightful examples of how our daily lives are affected by Game Theory. Game Theory is the mathematical formalization of interactive decision-making – it assumes that each player's goal is to maximize his/her benefit, whatever it may be. Players may be friends, foe, political parties, states, or anyone that behaves interactively, whether as a group or as an individual. One of the problems with game analysis is the fact that, as a player, it’s very hard to know what would benefit each of the other players, some of us are not even clear about our own goals or what indeed might actually benefit us. Haim Shapira uses multiple examples to explain what Game Theory is and how the different interactions between decision makers can play out. • Meet the Nobel Prize Laureate John F Nash and familiarize yourself with his celebrated equilibrium • Learn the basic ideas of the Art of Negotiation • Visit the gladiators’ ring and apply for a coaching position • Build an airport and divide inheritance • Issue ultimatums and learn to trust

Happiness

Author: Daniel Nettle
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191604747
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What exactly is happiness? Can we measure it? Why are some people happy and others not? And is there a drug that could eliminate all unhappiness? People all over the world, and throughout the ages, have thought about happiness, argued about its nature, and, most of all, desired it. But why do we have such a strong instinct to pursue happiness? And if happiness is good in itself, why haven't we simply evolved to be happier? Daniel Nettle uses the results of the latest psychological studies to ask what makes people happy and unhappy, what happiness really is, and to examine our urge to achieve it. Along the way we look at brain systems, at mind-altering drugs, and how happiness is now marketed to us as a commodity. Nettle concludes that while it may be unrealistic to expect lasting happiness, our evolved tendency to seek happiness drives us to achieve much that is worthwhile in itself. What is more, it seems to be not your particular circumstances that define whether you are happy so much as your attitude towards life. Happiness gives us the latest scientific insights into the nature of our feelings of well-being, and what these imply for how we might live our lives.

Stumbling on Happiness

Author: Daniel Gilbert
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007330685
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In this fascinating and often hilarious work – winner of the Royal Society of Science Prize 2007 – pre-eminent psychologist Daniel Gilbert shows how – and why – the majority of us have no idea how to make ourselves happy.

The Wisdom of King Solomon

Author: Haim Shapira
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
ISBN: 1786781867
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In the Book of Ecclesiastes the main character, already rich in material wealth, seeks wisdom and looks upon the lessons of his own life. Inspired by that search, bestselling philosopher Haim Shapira muses on the perennial questions most relevant to our lives. Ecclesiastes is among the most poetic books of the Old Testament, full of famous and resonant verses: 'Vanity of vanities, all is vanity'; 'A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance'; 'I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind'. It is traditionally attributed to King Solomon (r. 970-930 BC), who advises us to avoid seeking happiness in worldly things and focus instead on the eternal truths. The book poses many vital questions: Is life nonsense and suffering or bliss? Is there any meaning to our actions under the sun? What will happen at the end? Is there any advantage to wisdom? Why can't a just regime be established? What are the relationships between happiness and wealth? What is the source of emotions and what do we know about desires? Can knowledge of death serve as a guide to life? King Solomon does not instruct us to think like him, nor does he guide us towards a particular path. Ecclesiastes sends us on a journey into The Valley of Great Questions: Abel, man, world, labor, advantage, sun, goodness, time, light, evil spirit, wisdom, love, fear of God, death, and more... Haim Shapira's rich and rigorously informed analysis allows King Solomon's voice to speak to us across the millennia, offering remarkably up-to-the-minute insights for people of all faiths and none. If you want advice about living a better life (and to learn about the meaning of life), would it not be wise to receive it from King Solomon – the wisest man of all time?

Absolute Liberation

Author: Gurpreet Kang
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483559734
Format: PDF
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The world you knew is long gone. A new world has replaced it. On one side, this new world seems eclipsed where depression, dissatisfaction and financial worries are ruling our lives. Jobs are vanishing and salaries are not increasing as fast as inflation. Society is drowning in debt and people are feeling trapped. On the other hand, millions of new opportunities are being created every day in this new world. These opportunities offer unlimited happiness, fulfillment and financial gains. They provide a real chance to succeed and a possibility to create multiple sources of income and get rid of your financial worries forever. But the big question is how to grab these new emerging opportunities and how to make the changes in your thought process to be able to overcome the challenges of an eclipsed world. This book will teach you just that. Money plays an important role in this new world, so creating several sources of income and growing your bank balance is not only a matter of choice anymore. But you will see that money is only a small part of complete and true freedom. I call it “Absolute Liberation.”This book will show you how to achieve that complete freedom in each and every aspect of life. Along with case studies, interviews and examples –Absolute Liberation will take you through the step-by-step process of what you need and more importantly what you do not need to succeed.

Money and the Law of Attraction

Author: Esther Hicks
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458770338
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Money, and the Law of Attraction This Leading Edge work by Esther and Jerry Hicks, who present the teachings of the Non-Physical consciousness Abraham, explains that the two subjects most chronically affected by the powerful Law of Attraction are financial and physical well-being. This book shines a spotlight on each of the most significant aspects of your life experience and then guides you to the conscious creative control of every aspect of your life. It also goes right to the heart of what most of you are probably troubled by: money and physical health, and has been written to deliberately align you with the most powerful law in the universe - the Law of Attraction - so that you can make it work specifically for you.