Cool Jobs in the Music Business
Paperback ISBN: 1458420965
In Cool Jobs in the Music Business, industry veteran and chair of NYU's Clive Davis Recorded Music program Jeffrey Rabhan explains career options within - and connected to - today's music business through the experiences of some of the industry's top DJs, educators, engineers, executives, journalists, managers, music supervisors, producers, promoters, publicists, publishers, and technicians. Starting from his own experience helping to guide the careers of such artists as Kelly Clarkson, Lil' Kim, Michelle Branch, DMX and Jermaine Dupri, Rabhan outlines the essentials of today's business while looking into the future. Conducting dozens of exclusive interviews, he draws unique insights from the people currently in the business, who detail their own paths to success and offer career and educational advice specifically targeted at young people. Rabhan starts with an overview of various categories in the industry, then details all of the jobs within that category, from entry level to top executive. The DVD includes audio and video footage of the author and additional interviews.
The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Paperback ISBN: 1501111116
"In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, athletes, students, and business people--both seasoned and new--that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called "grit." Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur "genius" Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Rather, other factors can be even more crucial such as identifying our passions and following through on our commitments. Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently bemoaned her lack of smarts, Duckworth describes her winding path through teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not "genius" but a special blend of passion and long-term perseverance. As a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Duckworth created her own "character lab" and set out to test her theory. Here, she takes readers into the field to visit teachers working in some of the toughest schools, cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she's learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers--from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to the cartoon editor of The New Yorker to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll. Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that--not talent or luck--makes all the difference"--
Proven Principles for Greater Wealth, Health, and Happiness
Paperback ISBN: 1250308070
An iconic self-help expert and legendary author of the classic bestseller Think and Grow Rich explains the fundamental rules that lead to a prosperous life, in this never-before-published book that is derived from a series of radio talks. Original.
Designing Your Life
How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life
Hardcover ISBN: 1101875321
The executive director of the Design Program at Stanford and the co-founder of Electronic Arts outline strategies for enabling a thriving life by incorporating "design thinking" habits that promote fulfillment and meaning by emulating the examples of the engineers of today's most popular technologies.
The Most Powerful Woman in the Room Is You
Command an Audience and Sell Your Way to Success
Hardcover ISBN: 198210113x
Using personal anecdotes from her own success, the author provides advice for women on career advancement, describing the importance of negotiating tools, becoming part of a community, goal setting, networking, and developing self-confidence.
The Hidden Driver of Excellence
Paperback ISBN: 0062114964
Drawing on cutting-edge research along with practical findings, this landmark book on the science of attention reveals what distinguishes experts from amateurs and stars from average performers, and urges readers to pay attention to what matters to them most. 200,000 first printing.
The Art of Noticing
131 Ways to Spark Creativity, Find Inspiration, and Discover Joy in the Everyday
Hardcover ISBN: 0525521240
Complemented with creativity-sparking illustrations, a thought-provoking gift book by the author of Buying In shares dozens of playful exercises for promoting mental clarity, improving listening skills and rediscovering one's passions.
Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
Hardcover ISBN: 0735214484
What's the most effective path to success in any domain? It's not what you think. Plenty of experts argue that anyone who wants to develop a skill, play an instrument, or lead their field should start early, focus intensely, and rack up as many hours of deliberate practice as possible. If you dabble or delay, you'll never catch up to the people who got a head start. But if you take a closer look at the world's top performers, from professional athletes to Nobel laureates, you'll find that early specialization is the exception, not the rule. David Epstein, author of the New York Times bestseller The Sports Gene, studied the world's most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors, forecasters and scientists. He discovered that in most fields--especially those that are complex and unpredictable--generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel. Generalists often find their path late, and they juggle many interests rather than focusing on one. They're also more creative, more agile, and able to make connections their more specialized peers can't spy from deep in their hyperfocused trenches. As experts silo themselves further while computers master more of the skills once reserved for highly focused humans, people who think broadly and embrace diverse experiences and perspectives will increasingly thrive. Our obsession with getting a head start is understandable; early specialization feels efficient. But Epstein marshals an enormous body of scientific research to argue that we should all actively cultivate inefficiency. Failing a test is the best way to learn. Frequent quitters end up with the most fulfilling careers. The most impactful inventors cross domains rather than deepening their knowledge in a single area. Provocative, rigorous, and engrossing, Range explains how to maintain the benefits of breadth, diverse experience, interdisciplinary thinking, and delayed concentration in a world that increasingly incentivizes, even demands, hyperspecialization.
How Non-Conformists Move the World
Paperback ISBN: 014312885x
The #1 national bestseller and New York Times bestseller that examines how people can champion new ideas—and how leaders can fight groupthink “Reading Originals made me feel like I was seated across from Adam Grant at a dinner party, as one of my favorite thinkers thrilled me with his insights and his wonderfully new take on the world.