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Beyond The Known

Author: Tri Thong Dang
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462903118
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Written by one of the world's greatest living t'ai mantis system teachers, Beyond the Known is about the martial arts quest, and a mediation on the art of discipleship. In a series of parables relating the experiences of an unusually talented but otherwise typical martial artist, it calls for teachers and practitioners of all martial arts to question their motives and goals, to go beyond the superficial dazzle of prizes and awards, beyond repetition of techniques, ultimately to go beyond the known—the ultimate goal of the martial arts. Tri Thong Dang was born in Vietnam and studied under the revered Chiu Chuk-Kai, eighth-generation grandmaster of the Chinese t'ai mantis system. In addition, he was a practitioner of pa kua chang, hsing i ch'uan, qigong, and Yang style tai chi ch'uan. He studied and taught martial arts worldwide and was the author of Toward the Unknown and Beginning T'ai Chi, both from Tuttle Publishing. He was the founder and director, until his death of California's Budo Educational Center. Chapters Include: The false path. A meeting of minds. Beyond the bounds of intellect. A union of hearts. The vitality of the inexpressible. The irrelevance of the instrument of combat. A transformation. The path of duty. Weaving the web of karma. The web is broken. The first lesson. Lam has another lesson. On the pursuit of creativity. And yet another lesson. A master is born.

Answering The Ultimate Question

Author: Richard Owen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470260696
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Fred Reichheld's 2006 book The Ultimate Question, that question being, "How likely is it that you would recommend this company to a friend or colleague?"-challenged the conventional wisdom of customer satisfaction programs. It coined the terms 'bad profits' and 'good profits' and pointed to a faster, much more accurate way of gauging customers' real loyalty to a company, introducing a quantitative measure (the Net Promoter Score) for establishing a baseline and effectively tracking changes going forward. Richard Owen and Laura Brooks are co-developers, along with Reichheld, of the methodology behind answering the question. In this book, Owen and Brooks tell how based on a variety of real case studies' to actually embed Net Promoter discipline in organizations of all types.

The Big Book Of Socks

Author: Kathleen Taylor
ISBN: 9781600850851
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Presents an introduction to knitting socks, describing basic techniques and providing patterns for beginning and intermediate levels and advice for finishing and blocking the finished product.

The Ultimate Guys Body Book

Author: Walt Larimore, MD
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310723256
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You Mean I Can Ask That? Boys’ bodies do the craziest things! They can knock a baseball out to right field or trip in front of class. But at a certain point, those bodies start to grow up and go through some wild changes. You might be wondering things like: Why don't I look like him? How can I get buff without steroids? And how can I handle that talk my parents want to have—you know, the talk? Yikes! Guy Talk answers all the important questions you want answers to but would rather not ask, mixing fun with great advice for growing guys.

The Ultimate Question 2 0

Author: Frederick F. Reichheld
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422173356
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Previously published under title: Ultimate question.

Smithsonian Q A American Art And Artists

Author: Tricia Wright
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060891246
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Covering topics from the natural to the historical and beyond, the Smithsonian Q & A books are essential for any family reference shelf. Questions and answers are authoritative and accessible. Full–color illustrations and the Q & A format enable users to learn all about their favorite creatures and subjects. SMITHSONIAN Q & A: AMERICAN ART will cover the history of American art and artists from the eighteenth century to the present. The book will encompass the visual arts, including painting, photography, and sculpture, and will feature prominent movements as well as artists from a variety of backgrounds.

The Ultimate Question

Author: Fred Reichheld
ISBN: 9781602521605
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One Simple Question Can Determine Your Company's Future. Do You Know the Answer? The Ultimate Question offers hands-on guidance on how to: Distinguish good profits from bad. Measure NPS and benchmark performance against world-class standards. Quantify the economic value generated by customer word of mouth. Assign accountability for improving customer relationships. Identify core customers and set priorities for strategic investments. Move customers beyond mere satisfaction to true loyalty. Create communities of passionate advocates that stimulate innovation and growth. Practical and compelling, The Ultimate Question will help you solve your organization's growth dilemma.

Beyond The Borders Of Baptism

Author: Michael L. Budde
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498204740
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People worldwide find themselves part of overlapping communities of identity and belonging--racial, political, cultural, sexual, ideological. Some identities, like brand loyalties, are chosen; some, like class identity, are fimposed. As followers of Jesus Christ, those called to live in between the age that is and the age to come, Christians ask what it means to be part of the body of Christ, God's new creation from among the nations, in a world filled with other nations. "Who--and whose--are we?" There is no easy answer, no time at which Christians got it completely right. Yet such questions must be addressed, and the stakes are high. Matters of war and peace, exclusion and inclusion, who starves and who does not, the credibility of the gospel itself--all are caught up in the whirl of identities, allegiances imposed or refused, and questions about what "the church" might possibly mean in such circumstances. In this book, a distinguished group of scholars from five continents asks, "How can the church respect the diversity of its members--many nations, cultures, and communities--while maintaining a coherent witness to the kingdom of God that is not undermined by more parochial ideologies or priorities?" Chapter Contributors: Braden Anderson Maria Clara Lucchetti Bingemer Michael Budde Matthew Butler William Cavanaugh Jose Mario Francisco Peter Galadza Stanley Hauerwas Daniel Izuzquiza Slavica Jakelic Pantelis Kalaitzidis Eunice Karanja Kamaara Emmanuel Katongole Dorian Llywelyn Martin Menke Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator A. Alexander Stummvoll

The God Confusion

Author: Gary Cox
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1623569214
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What is God? Does he exist? Can we know? The God Confusion offers a down-to-earth beginner's guide for anyone interested in these questions. It does not evangelize for God and religion or, indeed, for atheism, secularism and science. Instead, it explores in a witty yet objective and balanced way the idea of God and the strengths and weaknesses of the standard arguments for his existence. Gary Cox shows that the philosophical reasoning at the heart of these arguments is logically incapable of moving beyond speculation to any kind of proof. The only credible philosophical position is therefore agnosticism. The God Confusion defends science generally and the theory of evolution in particular. It argues that if religion is not to appear increasingly outdated and ridiculous in the eyes of free-thinking, educated people, it must accommodate science and accept that science has replaced the old God of the gaps as an explanation of natural phenomena. Concluding that God may or may not exist, on the grounds that science, philosophy and theology are inherently incapable of proving or disproving his existence, The God Confusion acknowledges that religious faith based on a deliberate commitment to live as though there is a moral God is a coherent notion and a worthwhile, even prudent enterprise. At the same time, it rejects the idea of inner certainty as mere wishful thinking, arguing that it is not a coherent basis for belief and is simply bad faith.