George Raveling is an American college basketball player and coach. Raveling has been Nike’s global basketball sports marketing director since he retired from coaching in 1994. A former FOX Sports Net color commentator, he is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

  • 12 Rules for Life

    What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson’s answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.,Humorous, surprising and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.,What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world’s wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life.,???, shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith and human nature, while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its readers.

  • Benjamin Franklin

    In this authoritative and engrossing full-scale biography, Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of Einstein and Steve Jobs, shows how the most fascinating of America’s founders helped define our national character.,Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us, the one who seems made of flesh rather than marble. In a sweeping narrative that follows Franklin???s life from Boston to Philadelphia to London and Paris and back, Walter Isaacson chronicles the adventures of the runaway apprentice who became, over the course of his eighty-four-year life, America???s best writer, inventor, media baron, scientist, diplomat, and business strategist, as well as one of its most practical and ingenious political leaders. He explores the wit behind Poor Richard???s Almanac and the wisdom behind the Declaration of Independence, the new nation???s alliance with France, the treaty that ended the Revolution, and the compromises that created a near-perfect Constitution.,In this colorful and intimate narrative, Isaacson provides the full sweep of Franklin???s amazing life, showing how he helped to forge the American national identity and why he has a particular resonance in the twenty-first century.

  • Blue Highways

    Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation’s backroads.,William Least Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put home behind him and a sense of curiosity about “those little towns that get on the map — if they get on at all — only because some cartographer has a blank space to fill: Remote, Oregon; Simplicity, Virginia; New Freedom, Pennsylvania; New Hope, Tennessee; Why, Arizona; Whynot, Mississippi.”,His adventures, his discoveries, and his recollections of the extraordinary people he encountered along the way amount to a revelation of the true American experience.

  • Ego Is the Enemy

    The instant Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and international bestseller,???While the history books are filled with tales of obsessive visionary geniuses who remade the world in their image with sheer, almost irrational force, I???ve found that history is also made by individuals who fought their egos at every turn, who eschewed the spotlight, and who put their higher goals above their desire for recognition.??? ???from the prologue,Many of us insist the main impediment to a full, successful life is the outside world. In fact, the most common enemy lies within: our ego. Early in our careers, it impedes learning and the cultivation of talent. With success, it can blind us to our faults and sow future problems. In failure, it magnifies each blow and makes recovery more difficult. At every stage, ego holds us back.,Ego Is the Enemy draws on a vast array of stories and examples, from literature to philosophy to his??tory. We meet fascinating figures such as George Marshall, Jackie Robinson, Katharine Graham, Bill Belichick, and Eleanor Roosevelt, who all reached the highest levels of power and success by con??quering their own egos. Their strategies and tactics can be ours as well.,In an era that glorifies social media, reality TV, and other forms of shameless self-promotion, the battle against ego must be fought on many fronts. Armed with the lessons in this book, as Holiday writes, ???you will be less invested in the story you tell about your own specialness, and as a result, you will be liberated to accomplish the world-changing work you???ve set out to achieve.???

  • Einstein

    By the author of the acclaimed bestsellers Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs, this is the definitive biography of Albert Einstein.How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson???s biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom.,Based on newly released personal letters of Einstein, this book explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk???a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn???t get a teaching job or a doctorate???became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos, the locksmith of the mysteries of the atom, and the universe. His success came from questioning conventional wisdom and marveling at mysteries that struck others as mundane. This led him to embrace a morality and politics based on respect for free minds, free spirits, and free individuals.,These traits are just as vital for this new century of globalization, in which our success will depend on our creativity, as they were for the beginning of the last century, when Einstein helped usher in the modern age.

  • Kissinger

    By the time Henry Kissinger was made secretary of state in 1973, he had become, according to the Gallup Poll, the most admired person in America and one of the most unlikely celebrities ever to capture the world’s imagination. Yet Kissinger was also reviled by large segments of the American public, ranging from liberal intellectuals to conservative activists. Kissinger explores the relationship between this complex man’s personality and the foreign policy he pursued.,Drawing on extensive interviews with Kissinger as well as 150 other sources, including U.S. presidents and his business clients, this first full-length biography makes use of many of Kissinger’s private papers and classified memos to tell his uniquely American story. The result is an intimate narrative, filled with surprising revelations, that takes this grandly colorful statesman from his childhood as a persecuted Jew in Nazi Germany, through his tortured relationship with Richard Nixon, to his later years as a globe-trotting business consultant.

  • Life Is So Good

    What makes a happy person, a happy life? In this remarkable book, George Dawson, a 101-year-old man who learned to read when he was 98, reflects on the philosophy he learned from his father???a belief that “life is so good”???as he offers valuable lessons in living and a fresh, firsthand view of America during the twentieth century.,Born in 1898 in Marshall, Texas, the grandson of slaves, George Dawson tells how his father, despite hardships, always believed in seeing the richness in life and trained his children to do the same. As a boy, George had to go to work to help support the family, and so he did not attend school or learn to read; yet he describes how he learned to read the world and survive in it. “We make our own way,” he says. “Trouble is out there, but a person can leave it alone and just do the right thing. Then, if trouble still finds you, you’ve done the best you can.”,At ninety-eight, George decided to learn to read and enrolled in a literacy program, becoming a celebrated student. “Every morning I get up and I wonder what I might learn that day. You just never know.”,In Life Is So Good, he shares wisdom on everything from parenting (“With children, you got to raise them. Some parents these days are growing children, not raising them”) to attitude (“People worry too much. Life is good, just the way it is”).,Richard Glaubman captures George Dawson’s irresistible voice and view of the world, offering insights into humanity, history, and America???eyewitness impressions of segregation, changes in human relations, the wars and the presidents, inventions such as the car and the airplane, and much, much more. And throughout his story, George Dawson inspires the reader with the message that sustained him happily for more than a century: “Life is so good. I do believe it’s getting better.”

  • Steve Jobs

    Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years???as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues???Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.,At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, and when societies around the world are trying to build digital-age economies, Jobs stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination. He knew that the best way to create value in the twenty-first century was to connect creativity with technology. He built a company where leaps of the imagination were combined with remarkable feats of engineering. ,Although Jobs cooperated with this book, he asked for no control over what was written nor even the right to read it before it was published. He put nothing off-limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. And Jobs speaks candidly, sometimes brutally so, about the people he worked with and competed against. His friends, foes, and colleagues provide an unvarnished view of the passions, perfectionism, obsessions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for control that shaped his approach to business and the innovative products that resulted.,Driven by demons, Jobs could drive those around him to fury and despair. But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple???s hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values.

  • The Mind

    While many meditation and philosophy books talk about the need to master your mind, this book provides practical methods to show you how it’s done. Discover a yogic approach to consciousness and psychology rooted in the teachings of Kundalini Yoga Master Yogi Bhajan, PhD. Over 40 illustrated meditations demonstrate techniques for directing, clearing, and calming your mind. This concise, conversational book on Kundalini Yoga meditation will help prepare you to meet the challenges of the next millennium.

  • The Obstacle Is the Way

    1 ,Bestseller, has become a cult classic, beloved by men and women around the world who apply its wisdom to become more successful at whatever they do.,Its many fans include a former governor and movie star (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a hip hop icon (LL Cool J), an Irish tennis pro (James McGee), an NBC sportscaster (Michele Tafoya), and the coaches and players of winning teams like the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Cubs, and University of Texas men???s basketball team.,The book draws its inspiration from stoicism, the ancient Greek philosophy of enduring pain or adversity with perseverance and resilience. Stoics focus on the things they , control, let go of everything else, and turn every new obstacle into an opportunity to get better, stronger, tougher. As Marcus Aurelius put it nearly 2000 years ago: ???The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.??? ,Ryan Holiday shows us how some of the most successful people in history???from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs???have applied stoicism to overcome difficult or even impossible situations. Their embrace of these principles ultimately mattered more than their natural intelligence, talents, or luck.,If you???re feeling frustrated, demoralized, or stuck in a rut, this book can help you turn your problems into your biggest advantages. And along the way it will inspire you with dozens of true stories of the greats from every age and era.

  • The True Believer

    A stevedore on the San Francisco docks in the 1940s, Eric Hoffer wrote philosophical treatises in his spare time while living in the railroad yards. The True Believer – the first and most famous of his books – was made into a bestseller when President Eisenhower cited it during one of the earliest television press conferences.Completely relevant and essential for understanding the world today, The True Believer is a visionary, highly provocative look into the mind of the fanatic and a penetrating study of how an individual becomes one.

  • Tools of Titans

    The latest groundbreaking tome from Tim Ferriss, the 1 ,best-selling author of ,.,???For the last two years, I???ve interviewed more than 200 world-class performers for my podcast, ,The guests range from super celebs (Jamie Foxx, Arnold Schwarzenegger, etc.) and athletes (icons of powerlifting, gymnastics, surfing, etc.) to legendary Special Operations commanders and black-market biochemists. For most of my guests, it???s the first time they???ve agreed to a two-to-three-hour interview. This unusual depth has helped make , the first business/interview podcast to pass 100 million downloads.,???This book contains the distilled tools, tactics, and ???inside baseball??? you won???t find anywhere else. It also includes new tips from past guests, and life lessons from new ???guests??? you haven???t met.,???What makes the show different is a relentless focus on actionable details. This is reflected in the questions. For example: What do these people do in the first sixty minutes of each morning? What do their workout routines look like, and why? What books have they gifted most to other people? What are the biggest wastes of time for novices in their field? What supplements do they take on a daily basis?,???I don???t view myself as an interviewer. I view myself as an experimenter. If I can???t test something and replicate results in the messy reality of everyday life, I???m not interested.,???Everything within these pages has been vetted, explored, and applied to my own life in some fashion. I???ve used dozens of the tactics and philosophies in high-stakes negotiations, high-risk environments, or large business dealings. The lessons have made me millions of dollars and saved me years of wasted effort and frustration.,???I created this book, my ultimate notebook of high-leverage tools, for myself. It???s changed my life, and I hope the same for you.???,A , for the 21st century, , is an invaluable resource of advice, habits and philosophies from top performers around the world. More than just a compilation of lifehacks (you should inherently distrust anybody who tells you there is a shortcut to success), this book is a practical and inspiring guide to being your best. Weighing in at 707-pages, it???s one of the most highly-recommended books on this site and is the result of years interviewing people who are considered the best in their fields.,We all have much to learn and improve in our lives, and it???s a commitment to life-long learning that will be the true differentiator over time. This book is filled with lessons worth learning. If you can apply the lessons, principles and philosophies within this book to your own life, you can stand on the shoulders of billionaires, icons, and world-class performers.,In Tim???s own words:

  • Truth

    “In a time when truth is under assault, Hector Macdonald is here to defend it. He offers clear-eyed, compelling guidelines for becoming a more accurate consumer and producer of information.”-Adam Grant, author of Give and Take, Originals, and Option B with Sheryl Sandberg,For fans of Nudge, Sway, and The Art of Thinking Clearly, a fascinating dive into the many ways in which “competing truths” shape our opinions, behaviors, and beliefs.,True or false? It’s rarely that simple.,There is more than one truth about most things. The Internet disseminates knowledge but it also spreads hatred. Eating meat is nutritious but it’s also damaging to the environment. When we communicate we naturally select the truths that are most helpful to our agenda.,We can select truths constructively to inspire organizations, encourage children, and drive progressive change. Or we can select truths that give a false impression of reality, misleading people without actually lying. Others can do the same, motivating or deceiving us with the truth. Truths are neutral but highly versatile tools that we can use for good or ill.,In Truth: How the Many Sides to Every Story Shape Our Reality, Hector Macdonald explores how truth is used and abused in politics, business, the media and everyday life. He shows how a clearer understanding of truth’s many faces renders us better able to navigate our world and more influential within it. Combining great storytelling with practical takeaways and a litany of fascinating, funny, and insightful case studies, Truth is a sobering and engaging read about how profoundly our mindsets and actions are influenced by the truths that those around us choose to tell.

  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin

    Selling more than 300,000 copies the first year it was published, Stowe’s powerful abolitionist novel fueled the fire of the human rights debate in 1852. Denouncing the institution of slavery in dramatic terms, the incendiary novel quickly draws the reader into the world of slaves and their masters.,Stowe’s characters are powerfully and humanly realized in Uncle Tom, a majestic and heroic slave whose faith and dignity are never corrupted; Eliza and her husband, George, who elude slave catchers and eventually flee a country that condones slavery; Simon Legree, a brutal plantation owner; Little Eva, who suffers emotionally and physically from the suffering of slaves; and fun-loving Topsy, Eva’s slave playmate.,Critics, scholars, and students are today revisiting this monumental work with a new objectivity, focusing on Stowe’s compelling portrayal of women and the novel’s theological underpinnings.

  • Whiplash

    This “brilliant and provocative” (Walter Isaacson) guide shares nine principles to adapt and survive the technological changes shaping our future from the director of the MIT Media Lab and a veteran , journalist.,The world is more complex and volatile today than at any other time in our history. The tools of our modern existence are getting faster, cheaper, and smaller at an exponential rate, transforming every aspect of society, from business to culture and from the public sphere to our most private moments. The people who succeed will be the ones who learn to think differently.