The Commitments by Roddy Doyle Book Summary:
In the first volume of the Barrytown Trilogy, Roddy Doyle, winner of the Booker Prize for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, introduces The Commitments, a group of fame-starved, working-class Irish youths with a paradoxical passion for the music of Sam Cooke and Otis Redding and a mission—to bring Soul to Dublin. Doyle writes about the band with a fan's enthusiasm and about Dublin with a native's cheerful knowingness. His book captures all the shadings of the rock experience: ambition, greed, and egotism—ans the redeeming, exhilarating joy of making music. The Commitments is one of the most engaging and believable novels about rock'n'roll ever written, a book whose brashness and originality have won it mainstream acclaim and underground cachet.
The Barrytown Trilogy: "The Commitments", "The Snapper" and "The Van" by Roddy Doyle Book Summary:
Together in one volume, this book contains Roddy Doyle's trilogy about the Rabbitte family of Barrytown, north Dublin. "The Commitments" was a major film of 1991, "The Snapper" is currently being filmed and "The Van" was shortlisted for the 1991 Booker Prize.
Burned: About Human Behavior and the Commitments We Make...and Break (Volume 1) by Clifford Brody Book Summary:
In Burned author Clifford Brody asks and then answers these three tough questions: 1) Why do we make commitments and then break them? 2) Why does it hurt so much more when others break their commitments to us than when we break our commitments to them? 3) And why, after all the hurts, do we then make even more commitments without any assurance that things will work out better the next time around? People all over the world have lived through the pain of commitments that have failed. They want better answers to these questions than they've gotten up to now. Burned provides them. Blending elements of the traditional with outside-the-box creativity in his own answers to these three questions, the author takes the reader on a fast-paced journey that speaks to what commitments are and aren’t. Each chapter begins with a short personal vignette driving home why, more often than he wanted, Brody’s own commitments didn’t work the way he thought they would, why other people’s commitments to him failed and hurt him a lot, and how, after “Commitment Bankruptcy”, he uncovered commitment success which he overlooked … and believes we all have had but all too often goes unrecognized. Burnedis the first book in a new market category best described as “anti-self-help”. It takes direct aim at the core logic of self-help and of behavioral therapy, both of which begin with the premise that people have to change how they are thinking and what they are doing. The author offers “behavioral delivery” as the much-preferred solution: centering first on the many things people do well in behavioral decision-making—making commitments, for example—even if the outcome is not the best or even desired. The author is up front in explaining why he is glad that he made commitments even when they failed miserably…and why he believes that others will be happier doing the same thing. To explain why, Burned whisks its readers back through a very selective, sometimes humorous, and a few times grim history of marriages, movies, rock music, the onset of World War II, the 1988 and 1992 U.S. presidential elections, Twitter, ice cream, Broadway shows, even computer chips—things that no one would likely ever believe could fit together in any story. But they do in Burned. The book offers up a unique recipe that enables readers to discover why people actually get ahead not just when commitments succeed but also when they fail, and why it is smart to trust others to deliver on their commitments … even when there is no concrete proof that they ever will!
I Promise: How 5 Commitments Determine the Destiny of Your Marriage by Gary Smalley Book Summary:
In I Promise America's foremost marriage expert comes to a startling new conclusion: Great marriages are built on a foundation of trust, not behavioral skills. So, it's not enough to learn your partner's love language, become proficient in conflict resolution, learn to control your emotions and even become an expert in the bedroom. If your spouse does not feel safe enough to open up his or her heart without fear of being judged, criticized, blamed, or rejected, nothing you do will be effective. It's only when couples feel emotionally "safe" that they can truly become one, as God intended. Based on 10 years of research, Dr. Gary Smalley shares five heartfelt promises you can make to your mate that are guaranteed to build trust and help your spouse become the true soulmate, lover and friend you desire.
I Promise: How Five Commitments Determine the Destiny of Your Marriage by Gary Smalley Book Summary:
Dr. Gary Smalley reveals the true foundation of every great marriage.In I Promise, America's foremost marriage expert comes to a startling new conclusion: great marriages are built on a foundation of trust, not behavioral skills. So it's not enough to learn your partner's love language, become proficient in conflict resolution, learn to control your emotions, or even become an expert in the bedroom. If your spouse does not feel safe enough to open up his or her heart without fear of being judged, criticized, blamed, or rejected, nothing you do will be effective. It's only when couples feel emotionally safe that they can truly become one as God intended. Based on ten years of research, Dr. Gary Smalley shares five heartfelt promises you can make to your mate that are guaranteed to build trust and help your spouse become the true soul mate, lover, and friend you desire.
The Commitments of Traders Bible: How To Profit from Insider Market Intelligence by Stephen Briese Book Summary:
Regardless of your trading methods, and no matter what markets you’re involved in, there is a Commitments of Traders (COT) report that you should be reviewing every week. Nobody understands this better than Stephen Briese, an industry-leading expert on COT data. And now, with The Commitments of Traders Bible, Briese reveals how to use the predictive power of COT data—and accurately interpret it—in order to analyze market movements and achieve investment success.
The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership: A New Paradigm for Sustainable Success by Jim Dethmer Book Summary:
You’ll never see leadership the same way again after reading this book. These fifteen commitments are a distillation of decades of work with CEOs and other leaders. They are radical or provocative for many. They have been game changers for us and for our clients. We trust that they will be for you too. Our experience is that unconscious leadership is not sustainable. It won’t work for you, your team or your organization in the long term. Unconscious leadership can deliver short term results, but the costs of living and leading unconsciously are great. Fear drives most leaders to make choices that are at odds with healthy relationships, vitality and balance. This fear leaves a toxic residue that won’t be as easily tolerated in an increasingly complex business environment. Conscious leadership offers the antidote to fear. These pages contain a comprehensive road map to guide you to shift from fear-based to trust-based leadership. Once you learn and start practicing conscious leadership you’ll get results in the form of more energy, clarity, focus and healthier relationships. You’ll do more and more of what you are passionate about, and less of what you do out of obligation. You’ll have more fun, be happier, experience less drama and be more on purpose. Your team will get results as well. They’ll be more collaborative, creative, energized and engaged. They’ll solve issues faster, and once resolved the issues won’t resurface. Drama and gossip will all but disappear, and the energy and resources that fueled them will be redirected towards innovation and creativity. Any one of these commitments will change your life. All of them together are revolutionary. Leaders who practice the 15 commitments: · End blame and criticism · Speak candidly, openly and honestly, in a way that invites others to do the same · Find their unique genius · Let go of taking everything—especially themselves and their problems—so seriously · Create win for all solutions · Experience a new relationship to time and money where there is always enough What do you need to bring to the table? Be curious. Sounds so simple, and yet in our experience it’s a skill few have mastered. Most of us are far more interested in being right and proving it, than we are in learning, growing and shifting out of our old patterns. By default we gravitate towards the familiar. We’re asking you to take a chance and explore the unfamiliar. You’ll get scared and reactive. We all do. So what? Just stay curious and let us introduce you to a whole new world of leadership.
Treaty Politics and the Rise of Executive Agreements: International Commitments in a System of Shared Powers by Glen S Krutz Book Summary:
Krutz and Peake’s book . . . puts another stake in the heart of the imperial presidency’ argument.”Lisa L. Martin, University of WisconsinMadison, American Review of Politics Krutz and Peake reach their conclusions as a result of carefully crafted examination that might be cited as a model of political analysis of this sort . . . As [they] introduce each chapter with a summary of the argument as developed and supported to that point, the reader can enter into and understand their discussion and argument at virtually any point in the book. In sum, Treaty Politics and the Rise of Executive Agreements is a clearly written and important book that adds substantially to the existing literature on the presidency and on presidential-congressional relations.”Roger E. Kanet, University of Miami, International Studies Review One can only hope that this fine and challenging book starts an argument, or at least a dialogue, about presidential power in a post-Bush era. It merits the attention of presidency and congressional scholars, and those interested in the interaction of America’s political institutions.”Michael A. Genovese, Loyola Marymount University, Journal of Politics
I Promise: How 5 Essential Commitments Determine the Destiny of Your Marriage by Dr Gary Smalley (2006-09-01) by Dr Gary Smalley Book Summary:
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Focus On: 100 Most Popular Irish Films: Room (2015 film), The Lobster, Sing Street, Brooklyn (film), Enemy at the Gates, War on Everyone, The Count of ... a Sacred Deer, The Commitments (film), etc. by Wikipedia contributors Book Summary:
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