Author: Ajit Harisinghani
Travelling across India on a motorcycle is an intimate way to get acquainted with its myriad cultures, each with their unique beliefs and lifestyle. One Life to Ride is based on a motorcycle journey from Pune to Ladakh and Kargil - a travel story which takes the reader through the hot and dusty plains of India to the higher mountains of the vast Himalayan range many covered in snow even in June. Weaving its way along coastal roads of western India, to Goa, with pig toilets and palm liquor, the tale winds through old and new stories - one from a holy-man cycling from Mumbai to Mecca, another about the meditation technique of Vipassana, yet another of a light-hearted con-game at a scout's camp in Rajasthan - the tale finally takes you to the highest motorable road in the world - the fabled Khardung-La. You'll meet Sufi saints, fake fakirs and homesick soldiers. You'll get stuck in an icy road river and be miraculously rescued. You'll feel the stress an average Kashmiri experiences everyday. You'll see how blind and dangerous religion can be if it is only followed in rituals and illogical beliefs. You'll see how friendly and hospitable everyone is on the roads of India. You'll come away feeling exhilarated, entertained and yes, also exhausted by the physical arduousness of the motorcycle ride. Witty, reflective and honest, One Life to Ride is a daring real life adventure which will keep you turning the pages. Maybe even make you wish you were riding pillion.
Author: Bharat Anand
Publisher: Random House
“A masterful and thought-provoking book that has reshaped my understanding of content in the digital landscape.”—Ariel Emanuel, co-CEO, WME | IMG Harvard Business School Professor of Strategy Bharat Anand presents an incisive new approach to digital transformation that favors fostering connectivity over focusing exclusively on content. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BLOOMBERG Companies everywhere face two major challenges today: getting noticed and getting paid. To confront these obstacles, Bharat Anand examines a range of businesses around the world, from The New York Times to The Economist, from Chinese Internet giant Tencent to Scandinavian digital trailblazer Schibsted, and from talent management to the future of education. Drawing on these stories and on the latest research in economics, strategy, and marketing, this refreshingly engaging book reveals important lessons, smashes celebrated myths, and reorients strategy. Success for flourishing companies comes not from making the best content but from recognizing how content enables customers’ connectivity; it comes not from protecting the value of content at all costs but from unearthing related opportunities close by; and it comes not from mimicking competitors’ best practices but from seeing choices as part of a connected whole. Digital change means that everyone today can reach and interact with others directly: We are all in the content business. But that comes with risks that Bharat Anand teaches us how to recognize and navigate. Filled with conversations with key players and in-depth dispatches from the front lines of digital change, The Content Trap is an essential new playbook for navigating the turbulent waters in which we find ourselves. Praise for The Content Trap “Today, to some extent, every company is a media company, but Anand emphasizes that it’s not just about the content you create; it’s the connections you make that matter—the platforms and network effects.”—Doug McMillon, CEO, Wal-Mart Stores “The Content Trap is a book filled with stories of businesses, from music companies to magazine publishers, that missed connections and could never escape the narrow views that had brought them past success. But it is also filled with stories of those who made strategic choices to strengthen the links between content and returns in their new master plans. . . . The book is a call to clear thinking and reassessing why things are the way they are.”—The Wall Street Journal
Author: Clinton Ober, Stephen T. Sinatra, Martin Zucker
Publisher: Basic Health Publications, Inc.
The solution for chronic inflammation, regarded as the cause of most common modern diseases, has been identified! And it is not blueberries. It is something right beneath our feet-the Earth itself!Throughout most of evolution humans walked barefoot and slept on the ground, largely oblivious that the surface of the Earth contains limitless healing energy. Science has discovered this energy as free-flowing electrons constantly replenished by solar radiation and lightning. Few people know it, but the ground provides a subtle electric signal that maintains health and governs the intricate mechanisms that make our bodies work-just like plugging a lamp into a power socket makes it light up. Modern lifestyle, including the widespread use of insulative rubber or plastic-soled shoes, has disconnected us from this energy and, of course, we no longer sleep on the ground as we did in times past.Earthing introduces the planet's powerful, amazing, and overlooked natural healing energy and how people anywhere can readily connect to it. This eye-opening book describes how the physical disconnect with the Earth creates abnormal physiology and contributes to inflammation, pain, fatigue, stress, and poor sleep. By reconnecting to the Earth, symptoms are rapidly relieved and even eliminated and recovery from surgery, injury, and athletic overexertion is accelerated.This never-before-told story-filled with fascinating research and real-life testimonials- chronicles a discovery with the potential to create a global health revolution.
Author: Claudia Müller-Ebeling, Christian Rätsch, Wolf-Dieter Storl
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
An in-depth investigation of traditional European folk medicine and the healing arts of witches • Explores the outlawed “alternative” medicine of witches suppressed by the state and the Church and how these plants can be used today • Reveals that female shamanic medicine can be found in cultures all over the world • Illustrated with color and black-and-white art reproductions dating back to the 16th century Witch medicine is wild medicine. It does more than make one healthy, it creates lust and knowledge, ecstasy and mythological insight. In Witchcraft Medicine the authors take the reader on a journey that examines the women who mix the potions and become the healers; the legacy of Hecate; the demonization of nature’s healing powers and sensuousness; the sorceress as shaman; and the plants associated with witches and devils. They explore important seasonal festivals and the plants associated with them, such as wolf’s claw and calendula as herbs of the solstice and alder as an herb of the time of the dead--Samhain or Halloween. They also look at the history of forbidden medicine from the Inquisition to current drug laws, with an eye toward how the sacred plants of our forebears can be used once again.
Author: Arnold Wiegand
Publisher: Wiegand Beratung & Training
Vegan + Sports Vegan Nutrition and Endurance Sports A vegan diet (refraining from the consumption of all animal products) is the optimal nourishment for personal well-being, vitality and health, as well as the basis for top performance in endurance sports. In clear and concise language, Arnold Wiegand describes a realistic method for making a healthy vegan diet second nature, and combining it with endurance athletics. Arnold Wiegand has participated in highly competitive endurance races, including marathon swims - 16,5 mile, the 101 mile run, and the Ironman-Triathlon, to name just a few. He has shown that purely vegan nourishment and endurance sports can be combined with great success. This book makes use of detailed background information and personal experience, and will serve as a guide for those who are concerned with such questions as: "What advantages can a vegan diet and endurance sports afford me?," "Is a vegan diet compatible with endurance sports?," "What are the necessary steps to achieve my fitness goals, and what do I have to pay the most attention to?" This book includes a wealth of medical knowledge, training suggestions, and practical tips drawn from the experiences of a professional endurance athlete. www.vegan-sports.de
Author: Terisa Wilcox
Publisher: Terisa Wilcox
Kristianna discovers the magic of Scotland when she comes face to face with the man of her dreams - four hundred years in the past... Art-history major Kristianna Campbell gets more education than she bargains for when she visits Scotland with her college class. On a shopping excursion she picks up an unusual souvenir-an antique pocket watch once owned by Iain MacGregor. The enchanted watch pulls her back through time where she lands smack in the middle of Iain MacGregor's territory-in the year 1603, during the proscription against the MacGregors. Unsure of where she is or how she got there, Kris is stunned when she sees Iain and realizes he's not exactly a stranger to her. She's dreamed of him for weeks. And her attraction to him is stronger in the flesh than in her dreams. Realizing the danger in revealing her real surname of Campbell, Kristianna tells him her last name is Armstrong. The situation is tense as Iain battles enemies on all sides, thanks to King James VI and the decree that the name of MacGregor be outlawed, and the Earl of Argyll, Archibald Campbell's desire to see the MacGregors decimated. Iain has neither the time nor the inclination to deal with the strange lass who mysteriously landed in his territory. But Kristianna affects him in ways no other woman has. To desire her is acceptable, but when she begins to reach the heart he thought long dead, he knows he will never be the same.
Author: Sander L. Gilman, Goldwin Smith Professor of Humane Studies Sander L Gilman, Sander I. Gilman, Zhou Xun, Xun Zhou
Publisher: Reaktion Books
An incisive collection of essays and more than three hundred illustrations examines the global history and culture of smoking in various traditions and places, from opium dens in Victorian England to Havana cigars, documenting smokers of many substances, the changing role of smoking, tobacco advertising, the moral issues of smoking, and more.
Author: Stephen Zunes
This monograph presents in-depth case studies and analysis intended to improve our understanding of the strategic utility of civil resistance against military takeovers; the nature of civil resistance mobilization against coups; and the role of civil resistance against coups in countries; and subsequent democratization efforts (or failure thereof).
Author: Janette Murray-Wakelin
Publisher: Brolga Pub.
This is the story of one woman who could be any woman: she could be you or your wife or your sister or your mother. She is given one diagnosis, one choice - until the realisation sinks in: there are untold options, unlimited potential. At 52, Ariena feels there is a lot in her life to be thankful for: her loving husband and family, her beautiful grandson her good health, until... overnight all this changes. A lump in her breast is diagnosed as a highly aggressive form of breast cancer and she is given 6 months to live. After the initial shock, Ariena questions the logic of the choices the medical profession is offering her and decides to take matters into her own hands. She makes radical changes to her lifestyle that lead to her being completely 'cured'. Raw Can Conquer Cancer is not a text book, not a how-to manual, not a recipe book. It is, how- ever, a highly thought provoking, inspirational story, revealing the recipe for life and living, and encouraging us to make choices born of a simple conscious thought.
Author: Bob Frissell
Publisher: Frog Limited
A look at the phenomenon of sacred geometry focuses on the monuments discovered in 1976 on Mars by NASA's Viking spacecraft, speculating on their meaning in terms of extraterrestrial life, aliens on Earth, and meditational rebirthing. Original.
Author: Harald Maurer
Publisher: Edition Mahag
"Why do we believe that a body ends where we do not feel it anymore? Why not where we cannot hear or see it anymore? In short: could it perhaps be that every body expands into eternity on its own even if we do not perceive this expansion with our limited senses? " The logically consistent continuation of this thought uttered analogously by the physicist and philosopher Ernst Mach leads to a kind of General Field Theory whose effects touch every field of science, unveil the mystery of gravitation, and make it comprehensible why Einstein's General Theory of Relativity really corresponds to an apparently bizarre reality. This reality in question as a product of the interaction of our perception with a world of quanta, impulses, and structures is obviously based on a very simple cause. Inspired by Mach's principle, origin and function of the cosmos are described as the effect of a simple fact: the principle of displacement and universal repulsion of a matter which stands in its own way... The first edition of this book, already published in 1987, was distributed thousandfold via the internet and initiated heated discussions in physics and philosophy forums. The result of the international feedback is this revised, extended, and up-dated new edition of the Principle of Existence.