A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links between Leadership and Mental Illness
[This is the MP3CD audiobook format.] An investigation into the surprisingly deep correlation between mental illness and successful leadership, as seen through some of history's greatest politicians, generals, and businesspeople. In A First-Rate Madness, Nassir Ghaemi, who runs the Mood Disorders Program at Tufts Medical Center, draws from the careers and personal plights of such notable leaders as Lincoln, Churchill, Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., JFK, and others from the past two centuries to build an argument at once controversial and compelling: the very qualities that mark those with mood disorders--realism, empathy, resilience, and creativity--also make for the best leaders in times of crisis. By combining astute analysis of the historical evidence with the latest psychiatric research, Ghaemi demonstrates how these qualities have produced brilliant leadership under the toughest circumstances. Take realism, for instance: study after study has shown that those suffering depression are better than ''normal'' people at assessing current threats and predicting future outcomes. Looking at Lincoln and Churchill, among others, Ghaemi shows how depressive realism helped these men tackle challenges both personal and national. Or consider creativity, a quality psychiatrists have studied extensively in relation to bipolar disorder. A First-Rate Madness shows how mania inspired General Sherman and Ted Turner to design and execute their most creative--and successful--strategies. Ghaemi's thesis is both robust and expansive; he even explains why eminently sane men like Neville Chamberlain and George W. Bush made such poor leaders. Though sane people are better shepherds in good times, sanity can be a severe liability in moments of crisis. A lifetime without the cyclical torment of mood disorders, Ghaemi explains, can leave one ill equipped to endure dire straits. He also clarifies which kinds of insanity, like psychosis, make for despotism and ineptitude, sometimes on a grand scale. Ghaemi's bold, authoritative analysis offers powerful new tools for determining who should lead us. But perhaps most profoundly, he encourages us to rethink our view of mental illness as a purely negative phenomenon. As A First-Rate Madness makes clear, the most common types of insanity can confer vital benefits on individuals and society at large--however high the price for those who endure these illnesses.
$29.95SHiROSHiTA SWD-CT10US CD Transport with Sample Rate Converter
The SWD(Sound Warrior Desktop)-CT10US from SHiROSHiTA is a CD transport with sample rate converter. With over 40 years of experience in the professional audio industry, we now introduce compact yet high quality CD transport for audiophiles. Surprisingly remarkable performance for the price! It works greatly with SWD-DA10US(D/A Converter) and SWD-TA10US(Tube Buffer Amplifier). Take your sound to the next level! Specifications Digital Output Type: Coaxial / Optical(TOSLINK) Format: S/PDIF Sampling Frequency: 44.1k - 192 kHz Quantization Bit Rate: 16 bit Word Clock Input Type: 75Ω BNC Jack Clock Frequency: 44.1k - 192 kHz Clock Input Level: 5Vp-p General Power Supply: AC 100 - 240V, 50/60Kz (AC adapter), DC12V (Main Unit) Power Consumption: 10W Dimensions: W5.7" x H1.6" x D6.5" Weight: 31.7 oz. Country of Origin: Japan Warranty: 1 year by Shiroshita Package includes: SHiROSHiTA SWD-CT10US, AC Adapter, Vertical Text Sheet, Hex Wrench, Protective Cushions, User Guide, Warranty Card OEM services We (Shiroshita Industrial Co., Ltd.) have offered OEM services over 40 years in Japan and abroad. We have exported over 500,000 pcs of OEM products overseas in total and developed our own high technology by accommodating various requests from our clients. OEM service and customization are always available!
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$379.00Dead Doctor's Don't Lie Book & CD Combo
The Alternative Health "Tell-All" That Makes Doctors Cringe! Skyrocketing health-care costs today are forcing people to take another look at conventional treatment and know how they can eliminate a major portion of costly medical expenses. Autobiography of Dr Wallach Learn how to prevent and reverse 412 diseases with vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, and herbs. A 400-page expansion of that highly popular tape. It reveals facts that are opposite from what the medical community has led you to believe. Don't wait for twenty years of expensive "double blind" studies to learn how to rescue your health. Gain a clear understanding of the importance of having ninety essential nutrients and sixty essential minerals and how they affect your body and health.
$21.85Why Bother With Bonds: A Guide To Build All-Weather Portfolio Including CDs, Bonds, and Bond Funds--Even During Low Interest Rates (How To Achieve Financial Independence)
A practical how-to guide for every investor.For ordinary investors who want to build an all-weather portfolio.It is time-proven wisdom, and encourages you to take control of your finances. Learn how to use CDs, bonds, and bond funds to manage risk/reward even during low interest rates.You will learn:How to choose your stocks/bonds allocationHow to become immune to changing interest ratesWhen to use CDs and individual bondsHow to choose a good bond fundHow to hedge against unexpected inflationContents:Foreword by Larry SwedroeIntroduction- Who Should Read This Book?- Start with a Sound Financial LifestyleWhy Bother With Bonds?- Stocks are risky in the short-run, and the long run too!- Bonds Make Risk More Palatable- Bonds Can Be A Safe Bet- Bonds Are An Attractive Investment DiversifierLife Is Complicated. Bonds Are Not.- What is a Money Market Fund?- Are CDs Better Than Bonds?- What Are Bonds?- What is a Bond Ladder?- Individual Bonds or a Bond Fund?Bonds: Risks and Returns- Yield, Price And Making Comparisons-- How To Compare Individual Bond Returns-- How to Compare Bond Fund Returns-- Total Return: To Measure And Compare Performance- How To Reduce Risk From Interest Rates Changes-- Duration: The Point of Indifference to Interest Rates-- Duration: The Measure of Sensitivity to Interest Rates- How To Reduce Risk From Unexpected Inflation-- Real versus Nominal Interest Rates-- Why Include TIPS In Your Portfolio?- Credit Quality or Default RiskBuild The Bond Portion Of Your Portfolio- Start With Your Goals.- How Much Risk Is Right For You?-- Understand How Much Risk You're Taking-- Take Your Risk In Stock Market, Not Bond Market-- How Much in Bonds? How Much in Stocks?-- Your Needs Change Over Time- The Importance of Low Cost-- How Much To Diversify Bonds?-- The Importance of Low Cost-- Five Low-Cost Strategies You Can Do Yourself- Taxes Matter- Example Portfolios (both good and bad)Common Misconceptions Important to Correct- Stocks Are Safer In The Long Run- Holding a Bond (or CD) to Maturity Eliminates Risk- Stocks Are Safer Than Bonds- The Best Funds Have The Most Stars- A One Percent Fee Is Small- Rising Interest Rates are Bad for Bond Holders- You Can't Beat the Market Using Index Funds- Use Multiple Investment Companies To Diversify- You Need Many Mutual Funds to Diversify- Frugal Means StingyReviews Worth Noting:"[As] stocks have surged and bond yields have dwindled, investors increasingly ask "Why bother with bonds?" Rick Van Ness takes this question and runs with it in his book sporting this provocative title. Sooner or later, this question will answer itself, and it will behoove all investors to get to know Rick before it does. Read it, enjoy it, and profit from it--before it's too late."William J. BernsteinAuthor, The Four Pillars of Investing"In his simply stated and entertaining book, Rick Van Ness eloquently instructs the reader on how to do bonds right - in fact, better than any single book I've read."Allan S. RothAuthor: How a Second Grader Beats Wall Street"If you are a DIY investor . . . you should read this book. It will steer you clear of areas you need to avoid and into where you should be. A quick read filled with valuable info!"Robert Wasilewski"This book should be part of America's high school curriculum."Andrew HallamAuthor: Millionaire TeacherWho Wants to Be a Millionaire - PC
Faster than you can say "cha-ching," Disney has released Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: a terrific realization of the wildly successful television game show. Boasting voice work by Regis Philbin himself and a game engine by the makers of the well-respected You Don't Know Jack series, this is the perfect family title. We originally reviewed the title for about an hour and a half before surmising its rating. By all means a good title, there's one big problem that arises only after repeated hours of play: the questions repeat, and repeat ... and repeat. Frankly, the resurfacing of questions--there are only about 200 total--was the only way we made it to a million dollars, but we can see that not everyone sees this as an enjoyable "asset." The justification from the manufacturer is that the package is at a low price and was never meant for hard-core gamers (or people who install the game on multiple machines). But even for just twenty dollars, you'll wind up being really sure how many stock make up the Dow 500 after five to ten hours of game play, and may walk away annoyed. People looking to purchase this game for multiplayer action also won't be pleased, since players who have spent time with the game will be at an advantage to climb to higher dollar amounts. The best elements of the real-life game show through: in particular, Regis and his friendly-yet-sarcastic commentary. The software even mimics the pauses Regis takes, building tension as the (virtual) dollars mount up. "You think it's D?" he asks. With more inflection, and as if you're nuts, he adds: "That's your answer?" Then he bellows: "You are correct!" With touches like these, players really do feel like they're in the hot seat. (Regis even makes fun of you when you flunk out, exhorting you not to spend your zero-dollar check in one place.) The game begins with the same painfully simple hundred-dollar-increment questions, revolving around pop-culture topics like Pac Man, the Jeffersons, and "Who's known as the 'Chairman of the Board'?" Just like the show, the easy questions soon dissipate into the more challenging, with topics revolving around things like the United Nations Security Council. The same lifelines are also in place, but instead of calling on your own support person--who's most likely standing behind your shoulder, ready to play the next round--you're saddled with Regis's own friends. (He seems to travel in a pretty uneducated crowd, since they provided wrong answers much of the time, tripping us up.) Another warning: this isn't really a multiplayer game in the true sense of the word. All the parties try to buzz in on one question, ranking certain choices, for example, in numeric order. Whoever is quickest with the right answer wins the chance to see the questions through to the full million. That translates to a lot of time spent watching someone else play, but with this game, it's somehow excusable. With great, simple graphics influenced by the show and the same violin-and-heartbeat soundtrack, Millionaire deserves to be a runaway success. The creators worked quickly but well, creating a game that everyone can enjoy, provided you can accept its considerable glitches. For fans of the TV game, time spent with this game will have you smiling as broadly as million-dollar-winner John Carpenter--without all the tax headaches in the morning. --Jennifer Buckendorff
$1.95432 Hz Pure Binaural Beat 1.5 Hz Deep Delta - Universal Healing Rate - Deep Sleep
There are two kinds of binaural beats right now- pure beats...and everything else.Pure beats are getting harder to find these days as binaurals on the market now are getting weighed down with added "new age" music and uneven nature sounds.There's nothing quite like a pure binaural beat- especially the way it syncs with the brain much faster than many of the "layered" beats you will come across today.This CD contains ZERO distracting sounds, rhythms, or melodies.It is 52 minutes of a pure deep Delta 1.5 Hz binaural beat centered on the 432 Hz "Natural" frequency with a dash of white noise to soften the ambiance.432 Hz is a powerful and special frequency that is used in natural music and sound healing, because of its beautiful resonance and perfect mathematical nature.1.5 Hz is a "Universal Healing Rate" for the body-listening to 1.5 Hz allows for deep sleep and full body healing regeneration. Give yourself an hour healing vacation every single day with this pure 432 Hz binaural.For use with headphones.Length: 52 MinutesCopyright 2016 Pure Beats InternationalWarning: Do Not Listen While Driving or Operating Heavy MachineryWhen sold by Amazon.com, this product is manufactured on demand using CD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.