It takes tremendous courage to come out and say, yes, I failed. Shweta Punj chronicles sixteen such leaders who have celebrated their failure as much as their success. Each story is an anatomy of failure.
Author: Shweta Punj
Publisher: Random House India
Category: Literary Collections
Fail! And we are stamped for life. Don’t we try and run from failure all our lives? But, ‘spontaneous doing has to go through failures.’ Acknowledging failure is singularly the most difficult thing to do. It takes tremendous courage to come out and say, yes, I failed. Shweta Punj chronicles sixteen such leaders who have celebrated their failure as much as their success. Each story is an anatomy of failure. So whether it was the difference between ‘need’ and ‘want’ that led Abhinav Bindra to miss that winning shot, or whether it was a suicide attempt that pushed Sabyasachi Mukherjee into fully realizing his potential—these stories will prod you to look at failure differently.
She's walking away. Why would you say such a crazy thing?” “Matt, it's time to
drop the whole zombie thing,” Dad said. “We gave you a chance. Now it's just
getting tired.” I failed again. Failed. Failed. Failed. I wanted to jump up and down
Author: R.L. Stine
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Welcome to the Hall of Horrors, HorrorLand's Hall of Fame for the truly terrifying. Matt was never a superstar in school, but he's definitely the most energetic and quick-witted student here. But what's up with the others? His suspicions are finally confirmed when Franny, his new friend asks, "How long have you been dead?" To his horror, Matt realizes his parents have unknowingly enrolled him in a zombie school. When Matt overhears the zombie plans to march and claim the whole city for the undead, he has to make a frightening choice- protect himself and continue his charade-or reveal his aliveness and try to save the unsuspecting alive people in the town.
In the words of television and movie actress Tisha Sterling, the daughter of renowned Hollywood actress Ann Sothern: "My cards were dealt generously.
Author: Tisha Sterling
In the words of television and movie actress Tisha Sterling, the daughter of renowned Hollywood actress Ann Sothern: "My cards were dealt generously. From my parents and the good Lord, I inherited beauty and was blessed with a sparkling future. On the surface, I had a life most people could only dream of having." However... "Every morning for four years, I had been swallowing 100 milligrams of methadone, mixed with Kool-Aid from a little white paper cup. Like clockwork, I dressed in yesterday's dirty clothes picked up from my tiny apartment I shared with my 16-year-old daughter and headed for the West Los Angeles Methadone Clinic. That morning what I felt inside: anger, fear and shame. I thought about my mother, a one-time important film actress whose career had flourished from the 1920's to the present time and stupidly compared it to my own career that was by now in the toilet, almost nonexistent. Yet I stubbornly hung on to a glimmer of hope (maybe my only salvation) that some successful auditions for me on television and film would be forthcoming and that soon I would be back to work on a Hollywood set doing what I did best acting." And thus Tisha begins her heartfelt memoir chronicling what on the surface appeared to be a dream life as Ann Sothern's daughter, but which at times was precisely the opposite. Along the way, Tisha paints an intimate portrait of Hollywood and its personalities during Hollywood's bygone Golden Age in the 1930s through the 1960s, a portrait that only one who lived and worked inside the Hollywood of that glamorous era could present."
Monday, September 12th, 2011 So I failed my first test today. It was in chemistry. I'
m normally really good in chemistry and it was all on the information we learned
last year so I don't really understand why I failed. I guess I had some stuff on my ...
I created the Effective Cycling Program. There are many other things that I tried
but failed to accomplish. While I obtained many changes in the federal standard
for bicycles, four of them through court action after the government refused to
Author: John Forester
Publisher: MIT Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
bicyclists fare best when they act, and are treated in return, as drivers of vehicles, with the same rights and responsibilities that motorists have
But, I failed at that as well.” “Why do you say as well?” She knew the questions to
really make me think. She knew exactly what to ask. She knew what would make
me question if my suicide was valid or not. She knew how to make me feel like I ...
Author: Daniel Beaupre
A man attempts to commit suicide, fails and awakens in a hospital room. He then goes on a trip to attempt to discover who he is.
'I was in a class with her but I failed it,' I said, getting wistful. 'I was in that class too
. So did I,' he said, surprised. In that instant, looking back, mutual rapport was
established. 'I didn't ever see you in there,' I said, suspiciously. 'That's why I failed
Author: Bret Easton Ellis
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Incisive, controversial and startlingly funny, The Rules of Attraction examines a group of affluent students at a small, self-consciously bohemian, liberal-arts college on America’s East Coast. Lauren, who changes the man in her bed even more often than she changes course, is dating Victor but sleeping with Sean. Sean – cool, ambivalent and deeply cynical – might be in love with Lauren, but he’s not going to let that stop him from bedding Paul. Paul, as shrewd as he is passionate, is Lauren’s ex-lover and the final point in this curious triangle. From the author of American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis's The Rules of Attraction is a breathtaking tale of sex, expectation, desire and frustration.
were too hot a prospect from which to walk away. Fail once? Ha! That's nothing, I'
ve learned! By this time I was used to picking myself up, dusting myself off, and
trying to figure out why I failed so I could fix it the next time. Failure was inevitable.
Author: Kim Lavine
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Category: Business & Economics
"Mommy Millionaire is an inspiring gift and roadmap to success for anyone who's ever had a dream." —Barbara De Angelis, Ph.D., #1 New York Times bestselling author of HOW DID I GET HERE Real-world advice, secrets and lessons on how to make a million dollars from a mom who turned her kitchen table idea into a successful business while keeping her family and kids Job #1. MOMMY MILLIONAIRE will give you the tools you need to create your fortune, including: * How to develop and patent an idea while saving thousands * How to make a cold call * How to get on QVC * How to work a trade show * How to develop an "elevator pitch" * How to break down the doors of big retailers * Everything you need to know about manufacturing and distribution * How to raise capital from Angel Investors Crammed with detailed information designed to simplify the fundamentals of starting and running your own business, Mommy Millionaire is full of proven strategies for success, revealing rare insights and exclusive insider secrets nobody else will tell you about what it really takes to make a million dollars from your own home.
I started out with the noble ambition of just helping people, but I failed at
everything I tried. Iwent to medical ... After a while I realized Iwas just too stupid
for schooling of any kind and retreated into a life of solitude as a failure. I am not
Author: Vincent Trigili
Publisher: Vydorian Realms Publishing
In The Enemy of an Enemy, darkness came to the Empire, and magic was born from the bowels of men’s fears. The great and mighty Imperial Navy had to face and overcome unspeakable horrors. In The Academy, fledgling wizards were gathered and trained to fight back and keep the light, while the darkness laid in wait, biding its time and silently gathering its forces. Now as warriors of light, those wizards must begin to make a stand against the rising tide of darkness or watch their realm be overcome! Shadow must build and train a team of wizards to venture out of the safety of their fortress to discover the source of the strength behind the powerful pirate forces that have taken control of the majority of space around Alpha Academy. This quest will put them on the road to discover a dark truth about their realm’s past that none had ever even imagined. The Lost Tales of Power is an open-ended series of Sci-Fi/Fantasy books set in a vast multiverse featuring a mixture of traditional fantasy and science fiction elements. Lost Tales Series Volume I - The Enemy of an Enemy Volume II - The Academy Volume III - Rise of Shadows Volume IV - Resurgence of Ancient Darkness Volume V - The Sac’a’rith Volume VI - Spectra’s Gambit Volume VII - Sac'a'rith: Rebirth Volume VIII – Mage Hunter Volume IX – The Cerulean Mines Volume X and beyond - TBA Keywords: magic, space, space opera, science fantasy, space exploration, military space, future, military sci-fi, science fiction series, aliens, adventure, war, navy, series, science fiction novels, science fiction ebooks
Here we see the first expression of failed enactment and the first emergence of
what will ultimately become death guilt. The officer recognizes the compelling
demand to fulfill his professional responsibility — to do something — and
Author: Vincent E. Henry
Publisher: Oxford University Press
In this fascinating new book, Vincent Henry (a 21-year veteran of the NYPD who recently retired to become a university professor) explores the psychological transformations and adaptations that result from police officers' encounters with death. Police can encounter death frequently in the course of their duties, and these encounters may range from casual contacts with the deaths of others to the most profound and personally consequential confrontations with their own mortality. Using the 'survivor psychology' model as its theoretical base, this insightful and provocative research ventures into a previously unexplored area of police psychology to illuminate and explore the new modes of adaptation, thought, and feeling that result from various types of death encounters in police work. The psychology of survival asserts that the psychological world of the survivor--one who has come in close physical or psychic contact with death but nevertheless managed to live--is characterized by five themes: psychic numbing, death guilt, the death imprint, suspicion of counterfeit nurturance, and the struggle to make meaning. These themes become manifest in the survivor's behavior, permeating his or her lifestyle and worldview. Drawing on extensive interviews with police officers in five nominal categories--rookie officers, patrol sergeants, crime scene technicians, homicide detectives, and officers who survived a mortal combat situation in which an assailant or another officer died--Henry identifies the impact such death encounters have upon the individual, the police organization, and the occupational culture of policing. He has produced a comprehensive and highly textured interpretation of police psychology and police behavior, bolstered by the unique insights that come from his personal experience as an officer, his intimate familiarity with the subtleties and nuances of the police culture's value and belief systems, and his meticulous research and rigorous method. Death Work provides a unique prism through which to view the individual, organizational, and social dynamics of contemporary urban policing. With a foreword by Robert Jay Lifton and a chapter devoted to the local police response to the World Trade Center attacks, Death Work will be of interest to psychologists and criminal justice experts, as well as police officers eager to gain insight into their unique relationship to death.
But I've just failed miserably, and to me failing at marriage is a big failure.” “I
suppose you're right, if you believe a new relationship will end in failure because
you failed in the past, that doesn't promise much hope for the future.” “You don't
Author: Carolyn Webb
Publisher: Balboa Press
A recently divorced young lady moves to her grandparents’ cabin deep in the Smokey Mountains. While trying to comprehend and work through wrong choices, she is asked to help an old friend take some kids through paddling lessons. She confronts the multifaceted changes in her obsolete marital situation, old-fashioned beliefs, job, family, and spirituality. She learns to appreciate the influence of her mother, friends, and a pastor who thinks the Bible is a road map. She confronts various beliefs, a joust on boats, and a river rescue while paddling her kayak during a storm; and she finally learns how to interpret a new romantic relationship.
Author: Winnifred Fallers SullivanPublish On: 2011-09-06
I had every opportunity, and I failed. I went out and I tried and I failed. . . . [T]here's
things I miss so badly about the program and there are things I don't miss. I mean
if they had the politics all worked out and all that done, yeah, there's a lot to ...
Author: Winnifred Fallers Sullivan
Publisher: Princeton University Press
More than the citizens of most countries, Americans are either religious or in jail--or both. But what does it mean when imprisonment and evangelization actually go hand in hand, or at least appear to? What do "faith-based" prison programs mean for the constitutional separation of church and state, particularly when prisoners who participate get special privileges? In Prison Religion, law and religion scholar Winnifred Fallers Sullivan takes up these and other important questions through a close examination of a 2005 lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a faith-based residential rehabilitation program in an Iowa state prison. Americans United for the Separation of Church and State v. Prison Fellowship Ministries, a trial in which Sullivan served as an expert witness, centered on the constitutionality of allowing religious organizations to operate programs in state-run facilities. Using the trial as a case study, Sullivan argues that separation of church and state is no longer possible. Religious authority has shifted from institutions to individuals, making it difficult to define religion, let alone disentangle it from the state. Prison Religion casts new light on church-state law, the debate over government-funded faith-based programs, and the predicament of prisoners who have precious little choice about what kind of rehabilitation they receive, if they are offered any at all.
You had failed in so far as that you lacked true emunah. Your faith failed you and
you believed no one was doing anything as though her life meant nothing to
anyone except you. All things that God does is for the greatest good even if we
fail to ...
Author: Julian Lesouffrir
What is the true depth of love and commitment? On the road to being forgiven, and tasked to aid those that are lost, Blaeciel, a newly ‘born’ Cherub seeks to answer just that when his charge, a girl named Deirdre, commits suicide. While battling demons from his own past, Blaeciel attempts to find his beloved in the lowest depths of the universe—Tartarus. On his journey he confronts many foes, friends, and unlikely allies, but on his quest to find one he runs the risk of losing himself. This novel explores the true path, and pains, of redemption, and how true love can help one to see paradise even in the darkest regions of Hell.
“Elsewhere,” Sarah McLachlan Freshman year of high school, I failed gym class.
Oh, I know. It's easy to think you know why, and guess what, you're right! I appear
to be as athletic as a boiled chicken sandwich under a heat lamp in the ...
Author: Samantha Irby
A Vintage Paperback Original. A new rip-roaring essay collection from the smart, edgy, hilarious, unabashedly raunchy, and bestselling Samantha Irby. Irby is forty, and increasingly uncomfortable in her own skin despite what Inspirational Instagram Infographics have promised her. She has left her job as a receptionist at a veterinary clinic, has published successful books and has been friendzoned by Hollywood, left Chicago, and moved into a house with a garden that requires repairs and know-how with her wife in a Blue town in the middle of a Red state where she now hosts book clubs and makes mason jar salads. This is the bourgeois life of a Hallmark Channel dream. She goes on bad dates with new friends, spends weeks in Los Angeles taking meetings with "tv executives slash amateur astrologers" while being a "cheese fry-eating slightly damp Midwest person," "with neck pain and no cartilage in [her] knees," who still hides past due bills under her pillow. The essays in this collection draw on the raw, hilarious particulars of Irby's new life. Wow, No Thank You is Irby at her most unflinching, riotous, and relatable.
But ever since my own daughter was born, I realized I should never have been
given that job. You and Dad both failed me, and I failed the younger ones. I seem
to have failed at more things than I ever thought possible. Failing is what my life's
Author: Kate Veitch
A deeply felt first novel of family, choices, and coming to terms with the past. On a stifling Christmas Eve in 1967 the lives of the McDonald children-Deborah, Robert, James, and Meredith-changed forever. Their mother, Rosemarie, told them she was running out to buy some lights for the tree. She never came back. The children were left with their father, and a gnawing question: why had their mother abandoned them? Over the years, the four siblings have become practiced in concealing their pain, remaining close into adulthood, and forming their own families. But long-closed wounds are reopened when a chance encounter brings James face-to-face with Rosemarie after nearly forty years. Secrets that each sibling has locked away come to light as they struggle to come to terms with their mother's reappearance, while at the same time their beloved father is progressing into dementia. Veitch's family portrait reveals the joys and sorrows, the complexity and ambiguity of family life, and poignantly probes what it means to love and what it means to leave.
From a height of almost 100,000 members during the Depression, when politicians, workers, and intellectuals were drawn into its orbit, the American Communist Party has descended into irrelevance and isolation, failing even to run a presidential candidate in 1988. Indeed, as Guenter Lewy writes in this critical account of American Communism, despite decades of feverish activity and ferocious discipline, it was a cause doomed to fail from the very beginning. In The Cause that Failed, Lewy offers an incisive narrative of the American Communist Party from the days of John Reed to the advent of glasnost. He traces its origins and development, underscoring how its devotion to Moscow and inflexible Marxist ideology isolated it from the American scene--in fact, most of its first members were Eastern European immigrants. During the left wing tide of the Depression the Communist Party reached the peak of its influence, as it joined labor unions and progressive organizations in a "Popular Front." But Lewy reveals the deceptive, antidemocratic, self-defeating tactics the Communists pursued even then, as they manipulated front organizations, seized control of political parties, peace groups, and labor unions, and enforced political conformity among members and sympathizers. He follows the Party through its inexorable decline in the succeeding decades, up to its current position as one of the last Stalinist parties left in a world of glasnost and perestroika. Lewy also provides a sharply critical discussion of the encounter between Communism and liberal and mainstream America. He examines such groups as the ACLU and SANE, arguing that the years when these organizations were tolerant toward Communists were also the times when they neglected their original purpose in favor of partisan causes. He shows how Communists have manipulated well-meaning citizens in the peace movement and in Wallace's 1948 Progressive Party presidential campaign. One of the great ills Americans suffer, he writes, is an overreaction to McCarthyism--an atmosphere of anti-anticommunism--which blinds them to the wrongs wrought by international Communism and makes them ignore the deceptive role played by the American Communist Party, which even today still keeps eighty percent of its membership secret. The Cause that Failed presents an intensively researched and trenchantly argued historical analysis of Communism in America. Guenter Lewy's provocative account provides a new understanding of Communism's machinations in U.S. politics, and how Americans from across the political spectrum have responded to its challenge.
Author: Marianne R. Jeffreys, EdD, RNPublish On: 2012-03-27
SNAPSHOT SCENARIO Following the first nursing exam, Professor Narrows
announces in class: “Students who failed the test must see me during office hours
this week or next week. Those of you who passed just keep doing whatever you'
Author: Marianne R. Jeffreys, EdD, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
This is the only book to offer an evidence-based model for retaining students and ensuring success across the nursing education spectrum. It is designed to assist faculty in creating, implementing, and evaluating student retention and academic success strategies. This model, Nursing Undergraduate Retention and Success (NURS), can be used effectively with all kinds of nursing programs, both traditional and nontraditional, including diploma, ADN, RN-BS, and accelerated BS. The book features the Nursing Student Retention Toolkit, an easy-to-use digital toolkit for assessment and planning that is thoroughly cross-referenced and integrated into the text. Together, these complementary resources offer a wide selection of educational activities and support strategies for diverse learners and settings. The text provides guidelines for maximizing educational strengths, identifying and assessing at-risk students, facilitating student retention, and revitalizing teaching methods. It examines the multidimensional factors that must be considered, including cultural values and beliefs, and describes proven strategies for promoting retention and academic success such as faculty advisement, promoting professional events and membership, peer partnerships, and enrichment programs. Nursing Student Retention, with its breadth of information and one-of-a-kind digital toolkit, will be of great value to nurse educators, administrators, and graduate students. This new edition features: An easy-to-use format that includes the Nursing Student Retention Toolkit,a digital adjunct containing assessment tools, and templates for designing, implementing, and evaluating retention strategies Chapters updated to provide a wealth of new information and evidence-based strategies Real-life scenarios featuring diverse learners and settings Vignettes to synthesize and demonstrate application of learning
Despite the support and guidance, unfortunately I failed to insert the IV cannula
on two occasions and this made me feel totally distraught. This was my first
attempt at this skill and failing on two attempts made a significant impact on my ...
Author: Valerie Nixon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Professional Practice in Paramedic, Emergency and Urgent Care explores a range of contemporary relevant topics fundamental to professional practice. Written for both pre- and post-registration paramedic students, it is also ideal for existing practitioners looking to develop their CPD skills as well as nursing and other health professionals working in emergency and urgent care settings. Each chapter includes examples, practical exercises and clinical scenarios, helping the reader relate theory to practice and develop critical thinking skills Covers not only acute patient management but also a range of additional topics to provide a holistic approach to out-of-hospital care Completion of the material in the book can be used as evidence in professional portfolios as required by the Health and Care Professions Council Professional Practice in Paramedic, Emergency and Urgent Care is a comprehensive, theoretical underpinning to professional practice at all levels of paramedic and out-of-hospital care.
... to my surprise, I had students who willingly chose failure. The first few times I
did it that year, I felt like a horrible teacher because my students failed. I thought
that I was the worst teacher in the world and that they were failing because of me.
Author: M. J. Weissenberger
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The first year for any missionary is filled with adventure and trials. Assimilating to a new culture requires more than any book can offer. This is the story of a young woman who stepped out of her college years directly into the mission field. She was vastly unprepared in language, experience, and spiritual discipline, but she encountered the Lord in a way she never could while growing up in America. The transition from an American college campus to the sandy streets of a developing country was not easy physically or emotionally. The excitement of adventure soon waned in the face of homesickness and culture shock. Through it all, she found that the practices she had been taught for years in church and student ministry were vital for survival and that there is no hope, no strength, and no joy that can sustain you outside of what is found in Christ.
Yes, I failed him, as I failed you; that doesn't change what's in my heart. I won't
blameyou ifyou tell me our friendship is over. That won't change what's in my
heart either. I can't undo the damage I've caused. I'll live with it the rest of my life.
Author: John Kador
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
The news is flooded with stories of people apologizing. But we don't need more apologies, says John Kador, we need better ones. Too many people just go through the motions. They completely miss tapping into the transformative power of apology to restore strained relationships, create possibilities for growth, and generate better outcomes for all. Arguing that apology is a sign of strength, not weakness Kador details what he calls the five R's of effective apology. And he uses over seventy examples of good and bad apologies, drawn from the news, popular culture, and how own experiences, to show how to make apology work in the real world: when and how to apologize, in what medium, and how to make it stick. Apology, Kador demonstrates, is a critical skill, one that can defuse resentment, free the heart from shame, create goodwill, reduce litigation, and transform a relationship ruptured by mistrust and disappointment into something stronger and more durable than it ever was before.