The Wisdom of Crowds

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ISBN: 9780307275059
Release Date: 2005-08-16
Number of pages: 336
Author: James Surowiecki
Publisher: Anchor

Download and read online The Wisdom of Crowds in PDF and EPUB In this fascinating book, New Yorker business columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea: Large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant—better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future. With boundless erudition and in delightfully clear prose, Surowiecki ranges across fields as diverse as popular culture, psychology, ant biology, behavioral economics, artificial intelligence, military history, and politics to show how this simple idea offers important lessons for how we live our lives, select our leaders, run our companies, and think about our world.

Seventy Eight Degrees of Wisdom

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ISBN: 1578634083
Release Date: 2009-09-30
Number of pages: 368
Author: Rachel Pollack
Publisher: Weiser Books

Download and read online Seventy Eight Degrees of Wisdom in PDF and EPUB A top tarotist's secrets to personal growth, one card at a time. The two volumes of Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom have inspired a whole generation of tarot students. It has often been described by readers, booksellers, and teachers as the "Bible of tarot readers." It is also often cited as one of the landmark books in modern tarot, and it helped to launch the "Tarot Renaissance" of the 1980s. The two texts-one for The Major Arcana and one for The Minor Arcana--appear together in this volume, which is a reissue of the 1998 edition first published by Thorsons. Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom draws on mythology and esoteric traditions and delves deeply into the symbolism and ideas of each card. It also gives the cards a modern psychological slant based on the pictures rather than a system of occult symbolism. This endlessly useful reference tool provides a concise history of tarot, introduces common spreads, and is a clear and readable book for both the beginning and advanced tarot student.

Seven Pillars of Wisdom

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ISBN: 9780141192086
Release Date: 2000-03-30
Number of pages: 704
Author: T.E. Lawrence
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online Seven Pillars of Wisdom in PDF and EPUB Although 'continually and bitterly ashamed' that the Arabs had risen in revolt against the Turks as a result of fraudulent British promises of self-rule, Lawrence led them in a triumphant campaign which revolutionized the art of war. Seven Pillars of Wisdom recreates epic events with extraordinary vividness. In the words of E. M. Forster, 'Round this tent-pole of a military chronicle, T. E. has hung an unexampled fabric of portraits, descriptions, philosophies, emotions, adventures, dreams'. However flawed, Lawrence is one of the twentieth century's most fascinating figures. This is the greatest monument to his character and achievements.


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ISBN: 0521367182
Release Date: 1990-04-27
Number of pages: 339
Author: Robert J. Sternberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Wisdom in PDF and EPUB This authoritative volume represents the only complete collection of psychological views on wisdom currently available. Considered an elusive psychological construct until recently, wisdom is currently attracting interest as an independent field. The acclaimed psychologist Robert Sternberg perceived the need to document the progress made in the field, and to point the way for future theory and progress. The resulting book introduces the concept of wisdom, considers philosophical issues and developmental approaches, and covers folk conceptions of the topic. The final chapter presents an integration of the fascinating and comprehensive material.

Wisdom for the Soul

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ISBN: 9780977339105
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 817
Author: Larry Chang
Publisher: Gnosophia Publishers

Download and read online Wisdom for the Soul in PDF and EPUB There's a fresh take on an old standby, the book of quotations. The difference with Wisdom for the Soul is in the selection and organization of the quotations. Each has been chosen for its universal application and poetic quality, grouped into one of 220 themes. While the usual subjects, are represented, the collection encompasses newer psychological territory such as Actualization, Avoidance/Denial, Chaos/Uncertainty, Polarity, Synergy, Unconscious, and more. Although the primary aim of the collection is self-help for the individual, with extensive cross-references to factors that foster or deter growth and well-being, the material will appeal to the quotation collector, speech-writer, and the general reader.

The Wisdom of the Desert

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ISBN: 0811201023
Release Date: 1970-01
Number of pages: 81
Author: Thomas Merton
Publisher: New Directions Publishing

Download and read online The Wisdom of the Desert in PDF and EPUB The Wisdom of the Desert was one of Thomas Merton's favorites among his own books surely because he had hoped to spend his last years as a hermit."

John s Wisdom

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ISBN: 066425621X
Release Date: 1995
Number of pages: 411
Author: Ben Witherington
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

Download and read online John s Wisdom in PDF and EPUB Jesus as depicted in the Fourth Gospel is remarkably dissimilar to the Jesus found in the synoptic gospels. In this book, Witherington places the Gospel of John within its proper literary, historical, social and theological contexts. What emerges is a compelling argument that the Gospel of John has an agenda for mission, in addition to concerns for discipleship and community life.


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ISBN: 0871789442
Release Date: 1995
Number of pages: 71
Author: Christopher Bowman
Publisher: Brethren Press

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Wisdom Things I Wish I Knew at Twenty Two

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ISBN: 9781604943634
Release Date: 2010-01
Number of pages: 174
Author: Sharon Senna
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

Download and read online Wisdom Things I Wish I Knew at Twenty Two in PDF and EPUB "A collection of life lessons for teeangers, young adults, and everyone who is twenty-two at heart."--From publisher's description.

Sister of Wisdom

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ISBN: 0520211626
Release Date: 1987
Number of pages: 305
Author: Barbara Newman
Publisher: Univ of California Press

Download and read online Sister of Wisdom in PDF and EPUB Reintroduces the reader to an extraordinary and gifted figure of the 12th-century renaissance, Hildegard of Bingen.


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ISBN: 9780770436827
Release Date: 2013-01-08
Number of pages: 72
Author: David Sopp
Publisher: Clarkson Potter

Download and read online Wisdom in PDF and EPUB This set of two blank journals is sure to inspire a double take; one journal cover is titled Things I've Learned from Life and the other is titled Things I've Learned from Reality TV. Printed with bold typography on craft-paper covers, these pocket-sized journals are quite witty, a little gritty, and will appeal to people who appreciate stationery with a point of view. Jotty Journals: Wisdom is one title in a series of four journal sets that are designed to be displayed together. It doesn't matter if your deepest reflections fall under Things I've Learned from Life or Things I've Learned from Reality TV; both lined journals are completely blank, highly portable, and can be used for any purpose. The other titles in this series are Jotty Journals: Priorities, Jotty Journals: Resolutions, and Jotty Journals: Reminders.

The Wisdom of the World

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ISBN: 0226070751
Release Date: 2003-06-01
Number of pages: 297
Author: Rémi Brague
Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Download and read online The Wisdom of the World in PDF and EPUB When the ancient Greeks looked up into the heavens, they saw not just sun and moon, stars and planets, but a complete, coherent universe, a model of the Good that could serve as a guide to a better life. How this view of the world came to be, and how we lost it (or turned away from it) on the way to becoming modern, make for a fascinating story, told in a highly accessible manner by Rémi Brague in this wide-ranging cultural history. Before the Greeks, people thought human action was required to maintain the order of the universe and so conducted rituals and sacrifices to renew and restore it. But beginning with the Hellenic Age, the universe came to be seen as existing quite apart from human action and possessing, therefore, a kind of wisdom that humanity did not. Wearing his remarkable erudition lightly, Brague traces the many ways this universal wisdom has been interpreted over the centuries, from the time of ancient Egypt to the modern era. Socratic and Muslim philosophers, Christian theologians and Jewish Kabbalists all believed that questions about the workings of the world and the meaning of life were closely intertwined and that an understanding of cosmology was crucial to making sense of human ethics. Exploring the fate of this concept in the modern day, Brague shows how modernity stripped the universe of its sacred and philosophical wisdom, transforming it into an ethically indifferent entity that no longer serves as a model for human morality. Encyclopedic and yet intimate, The Wisdom of the World offers the best sort of history: broad, learned, and completely compelling. Brague opens a window onto systems of thought radically different from our own.

Wisdom in Israel

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ISBN: 9780567445957
Release Date: 1993-07-01
Number of pages: 346
Author: Gerhard von Rad
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Download and read online Wisdom in Israel in PDF and EPUB This classic text, the last major work by the great Hebrew Bible scholar Gerhard von Rad, has long been unavailable in North America. It is now being reissued in paperback from to satisfy the continuing demand for copies of the book. In brief, the subject of von Rad's study of Hebrew wisdom is Israel's willingness to ground faith in encounter with the world as the creation of God. Those familiar with the author's Old Testament Theology will recall how he identified two great watersheds in the history of Israel's thought. The first was the rise of the prophetic movement, which occasioned a radical reinterpretation of Israel's religious traditions as expressed in the earliest creedal formulations found in the Pentateuch. The second watershed, which preceded the prophetic movement and was a basically different assessment of Israel's relation to Yahweh, was achieved by wisdom teachers at the start of the monarchy. This book studies this first and somewhat novel break with Israel's older sacral traditions. Von Rad bases the study on a wide range of literary materials principally concerned with the books of Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, and the Wisdom of Ben Sirach. "No finer introduction to the fundamental theological questions raised by the wisdom literature of Israel is available." Theology Today Gerhard von Rad was for many years Professor of Old Testament at the University of Heidelberg.

The Wisdom of the Ego

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ISBN: 0674953738
Release Date: 1995
Number of pages: 394
Author: George E. Vaillant
Publisher: Harvard University Press

Download and read online The Wisdom of the Ego in PDF and EPUB One of America's preeminent psychiatrists gives us an exhilarating look at how the mind's defenses work, how they evolve and change, and so, change us. In compelling portraits of obscure and famous lives, Vaillant charts the evolution of the ego's defenses, from the psychopathic to the sublime and from the mundane to the most ingenious.