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Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2013

Tap Dancing to Work compiles six decades of writing on legendary investor Warren Buffett, from Carol Loomis, the reporter who knows him best.Warren Buffett built Berkshire Hathaway into something remarkable - and Fortune had a front-row seatWhen Fortune writer Carole Loomis first mentioned a little-known Omaha hedge fund manager in a 1966 article, she didn't dream that Warren Buffett would become the world's greatest investor. Nor did she imagine that she and Buffett would be close friends.As Buffett's fortune and reputation grew, Loomis used her unique insight into his thinking to chronicle his work, writing scores of stories that tracked his many accomplishments - and his occasional mistakes 

The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want

You see here a different kind of happiness book. The How of Happiness is a comprehensive guide to understanding the elemetns of happiness based on years of groundbreaking scientific research. It is also a practical, empowering, and easy-to-follow workbook, incorporating happiness strategies, excercises in new ways of thinking, and quizzes for understanding our individuality, all in an effort to help us realize our innate potential for joy and ways to sustain it in our lives. Drawing upon years of pioneering research with thousands of men and women, The How of Happiness is both a powerful contribution to the field of positive psychology and a gift to people who have sought to take their happiness into their own hands.

Outliers: The Story of Success

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band. Brilliant and entertaining, Outliers is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.

Le point de bascule : Comment faire une grande différence avec de très petites choses


Comment New York, capitale du crime au début des années 1990, est-elle devenue en quelques mois une ville sécuritaire ? Comment une marque de chaussures has been a-t-elle reconquis le marché mondial de la mode grâce à quelques clubs branchés de Manhattan ? L’idée du Point de bascule est simple : pour comprendre l’émergence des modes, la naissance des best-sellers, ou tout autre changement a priori mystérieux, il suffit de les concevoir comme des épidémies. Marketing, tabagisme, idéologie religieuse... Rien ne résiste à l’analyse de Malcolm Gladwell. Retraçant la genèse de quelques succès retentissants, il nous livre les clés pour savoir comment provoquer, à coup sûr, de véritables effets boule de neige.


This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor

Welcome to 97-hour weeks. Welcome to life and death decisions. Welcome to a constant tsunami of bodily fluids. Welcome to earning less than the hospital parking meter. Wave goodbye to your friends and relationships. Welcome to the life of a junior doctor. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, comedian and former junior doctor Adam Kay’s This Is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line (with a foreword attempting to explain the National Health Service to a non-UK audience). Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking by turns, this is everything you wanted to know—and more than a few things you didn't—about life on and off the hospital ward.


Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

A New York Times bestseller and international sensation, this “stimulating and important book” (Financial Times) from the director of UC Berkeley’s Center for Human Sleep Science is a fascinating dive into the purpose and power of slumber. As the Guardian said, Walker explains “how a good night's shut-eye can make us cleverer, more attractive, slimmer, happier, healthier, and ward off cancer.”




Les 5 regrets des personnes en fin de vie

À votre avis, quels pourraient être vos 5 plus grands regrets, à l'automne de votre vie ? Bronnie Ware - infirmière en soins palliatifs - a posé cette délicate question aux patients qu'elle a accompagnés durant leurs dernières semaines, et avec lesquels elle a tissé des liens profonds. Émue par leurs réponses sincères et authentiques, mais aussi bouleversée par la similitude de leurs témoignages, l'auteur a souhaité les partager au travers de cet ouvrage intense qui nous fait tous réfléchir sur le sens à donner à notre vie... Un livre courageux, essentiel, qui nous invite à mener une vie au plus près de nos aspirations...

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