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  1. 1. 144 THE INFINITE GAME By Simon Sinek, Business Infinite games, like football or chess, the players are known, the rules are fixed, and the endpoint is clear. The winners and losers are easily identified. In infinite games, like business or politics or life itself, the players come and go, the rules are changeable, and there is no defined endpoint. There are no winners or losers in an infinite game; there is only ahead and behind. The bestselling author of Leaders Eat Last, Together Is Better, and Find Your Why, is tackling a new topic. Sinek believes that leaders who embrace an infinite mindset, in stark contrast, build stronger, more innovative, more inspiring organizations. Their people trust each other and their leaders. They have the resilience to thrive in an ever-changing world, while their competitors fall by the wayside. Ultimately, they are the ones who lead the rest of us into the future. THE BODY: A GUIDE FOR OCCUPANTS By Bill Bryson, Nonfiction DEAR GIRLS By Ali Wong, Memoir NINTH HOUSE By Leigh Bardugo, Fantasy BRAIN BASED STRESS MANAGEMENT By An Swinnen, Self-help THE FOUNTAIN OF SILENCE By Ruta Sepetys, Historical Fiction In the bestselling, prize-winning A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson achieved the seemingly impossible by making the science of our world both understandable and entertaining to millions of people around the globe. Now he turns his attention inwards to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself. Full of extraordinary facts and astonishing stories, The Body: A Guide for Occupants is a brilliant, often very funny attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make up. A wonderful successor to A Short History of Nearly Everything,this book will have you marveling at the form you occupy, and celebrating the genius of your existence, time and time again. Consider this a much funnier and more educational version of High School Biology. Ali Wong’s heartfelt and hilarious letters to her daughters cover everything they need to know in life,like the unpleasant details of dating,how to be a working mom in a male-dominated profession, and how she trapped their dad. In her hit Netflix comedy special Baby Cobra, an eight-month pregnant Ali Wong resonated so strongly that she even became a popular Halloween costume. Wong told the world her remarkably unfiltered thoughts on marriage, Asian culture, working women, and why you never see new mom comics on stage but you sure see plenty of new dads. The sharp insights and humor are even more personal in this completely original collection. She shares the wisdom she’s learned from a life in comedy and reveals stories from her life off stage,including the brutal single life in New York. Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’sfreshmanclass.RaisedintheLAhinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much worse. By age twenty, in fact, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most elite universities on a full ride. What’s the catch,and why her? Still searching for answers to this herself, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies. These eight windowless “tombs” are well-known to be haunts of the future rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street and Hollywood’s biggest players. But their occult activities are revealed to be more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive. The psychotherapist author has created a self-help book to simply explain stress and its relationship to the brain. Imagining a “stress bucket” that gets filled every day this book helps you to learn myriad ways how to empty your bucket with activities like meditation and laughter. Designed to be positive, fun, easy, practical and thought-provoking, it includes a self-help planner at the back of the book. On the very last page there is access to a relaxation recording which is designed to help you reach the REM stage of sleep which Swinnen says is the great de-stresser. Included are puzzles, word searches, spaces for you to draw, color in and plan. The book teaches you that you are in control over how you feel, how to deal with other people using DISC personality types, and importantly how to “trick” the brain into feeling happier and healthier. All the techniques are free. Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming guise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of a Texas oil tycoon, who arrives in Madrid with his parents hoping to connect with the country of his mother's birth through the lens of his camera. Photography, and fate, introduce him to Ana, whose family's interweaving obstacles reveal the lingering grasp of the Spanish Civil War, as well as chilling definitions of fortune and fear. Daniel's photographs leave him with uncomfortable questions amidst shadows of danger. He is backed into a corner of decisions to protect those he loves. Lives and hearts collide, revealing an incredibly dark side to the sunny Spanish city. bazaar books Source: www.amazon.com

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