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Biographies

Zero To Tesla: Confessions From My Entrepreneurial Journey by Sanjay Singhal
Woman in the Wilderness: A Story of Love, Survival and Self-Discovery in New Zealand by Miriam Lancewood
Erica Benner, “Be Like the Fox: Machiavelli In His World”
The Hands-On Life
Cindy Bentley: Spirit of a Champion (Badger Biographies) by Bob Kann, Caroline Hoffman

Zero To Tesla: Confessions From My Entrepreneurial Journey by Sanjay Singhal

English | February 8, 2018 | ISBN: 1977004458 | EPUB | 240 pages | 0.2 MB

In 1996, at the age of thirty-one, Sanjay Singhal had just driven his second company into the ground, declared bankruptcy, and gotten a divorce. This book is the story of how he got there, got over it, and learned to enjoy the failures almost as much as the successes.
Sanjay reveals the (almost) completely accurate story of how he came up with the idea for Netflix, invented the Blackberry, made millions investing in the Telecom industry, and how it all led him to hitting rock bottom, living in a student dorm and running from the law. Success delayed but not blocked, he then takes you through the journey of how he founded Audiobooks.com and took on the industry giant, Amazon’s Audible Inc., to aggressively grow and eventually sell the business, becoming a Canadian tech success story.
Now as one of Canada’s most sought-after and successful startup investors, Sanjay’s story will inspire you to take risks that no rational person would consider reasonable and to achieve success that no ordinary person would consider probable.

Woman in the Wilderness: A Story of Love, Survival and Self-Discovery in New Zealand by Miriam Lancewood

English | November 9, 2017 | ISBN: 0349418241 | EPUB | 336 pages | 7.4 MB

My life is free, random and spontaneous. This in itself creates enormous energy and clarity in body and mind – Miriam Lancewood
Miriam Lancewood is a young Dutch woman living a primitive, nomadic life in the heart of the mountains with her New Zealand husband. She lives simply in a tent or hut and survives by hunting wild animals, foraging edible plants and using minimal supplies. For the last six years she has lived this way, through all seasons, often cold, hungry and isolated in the bush. She loves her life and feels free, connected to the land and happy.
This book tells her story, including the very practical aspects of such a life: her difficulties learning to hunt with a bow and arrow, struggles to create a warm environment in which to live, attempts to cross raging rivers safely and find ways through the rugged mountains and dense bush. This is interwoven with her adjustment to a very slow pace of life, her relationship with her much older husband, her interactions with the few other people they encounter, and her growing awareness of a strong spiritual connection to the natural world.

Erica Benner, “Be Like the Fox: Machiavelli In His World”

ASIN: B01M648M86, ISBN: 0393609723 | 2017 | AZW3 | 380 pages | 810 KB

The dramatic, myth-shattering story of how Machiavelli—arguably the most misunderstood thinker of all time—fought to change his corrupt world.
Since the publication of The Prince five centuries ago, Machiavelli has been associated with political amorality. But that characterization is unfair. In Be Like the Fox, Erica Benner sets the record straight: far from the ruthless “Machiavellian” henchman that people think he was, Machiavelli emerges here as a profound ethical thinker who fought to uphold high moral standards and restore the democratic freedoms of his beloved Florence.
Shaking the dust from history, Benner masterfully interweaves Machiavelli’s words with those of his friends and enemies, giving us a biography with all the energy of fiction. Through dialogues and diaries, we witness dramatic episodes, including Savonarola’s fiery sermons against the elite in Florence’s piazza, Machiavelli’s secret negotiations with Caterina Sforza at the court of Forlí, and the Florentines’ frantic preparations to resist Pope Julius’s plan to over-throw their Republic.
Benner relates how Machiavelli rose as an advisor in the Florentine Republic, advancing the city’s interests as a diplomat and military strategist, only to become a political pariah when the Republic was defeated. His egalitarian politics made him an enemy of the Medici family, and his secular outlook put him at odds with religious zealots. But he soon learned to mask his true convictions, becoming a great artist of foxlike dissimulation. Machiavelli’s masterpiece, The Prince, was in fact a critique of princely power, but the critique had to be veiled, written as it was after the Medici triumphed over the Republic.
In Be Like the Fox, the most accurate and compelling portrait of Machiavelli yet, Benner recounts the gripping story of a brilliant political thinker, showing that Machiavelli’s ideas—about democratic institutions, diplomacy, and freedom—are more important than ever.

The Hands-On Life

Cascade Books | English | 2018 | ISBN-10: 1532606680 | 256 pages | EPUB | 1.38 MB

by Amy E. Weldon (Author)
Stressed out? Swimming in a sea of screens? Worried about our beloved, endangered earth yet uncertain how to work for change? If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. In this intelligent guide to mindfulness in the digital age, writer and teacher Amy Weldon describes how practicing life as an artist can help you wake yourself up and take back control of your attention, your money, your time, and the health of our society and our planet. Traveling from farm to protest march to classroom, and engaging a range of thinkers from Hannah Arendt to George Orwell, John Keats, and Henry David Thoreau, The Hands-On Life is a book for students and for everyone who dreams of building a better world. “”In this era of political assaults on the sciences, humanities, and arts, it is bracing to read Amy Weldon’s feisty, full-throated defense of the human capacity for learning. As a teacher, she celebrates the awakening of imagination and conscience in students. . . . Readers who are seeking a right path through thickets of technology, money-worship, and consumerism will find here a wise and appealing guide.”” –Scott Russell Sanders, Distinguished Professor, Department of English, Indiana University “”Amy Weldon’s new book The Hands-On Life is a tour de force. It skillfully interweaves the personal with the political, and the pedagogical with the poetic. . . . In so doing, she helps every reader–student, teacher, community leader, or gardener–better navigate the ‘choppy waters of fear and hope in which we all bob.’ Read this book–you can’t afford not to.”” –Jacqueline Bussie, Professor, Director of the Forum on Faith and Life, Concordia College-Moorhead “”In this age of distraction, commodification, and misinformation, Amy Weldon’s The Hands-On Life is a brisk, wise, necessary tonic. It woke me right up. It’ll wake you up to. Read it. Share it. Try–and I’ll try with you–to live it.”” –Joe Wilkins, Author of The Mountain and the Fathers and When We Were Birds Amy E. Weldon is Associate Professor of English at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.

Cindy Bentley: Spirit of a Champion (Badger Biographies) by Bob Kann, Caroline Hoffman

English | August 5, 2010 | ISBN: 0870204564 | EPUB | 96 pages | 2.9 MB

Cindy Bentley: Spirit of a Champion celebrates the life of one of Wisconsin’s most inspirational leaders and activists. Born with an intellectual disability as the result of fetal alcohol syndrome, Cindy Bentley spent much of her childhood at the Southern Wisconsin Center for the Developmentally Disabled. No one expected her to learn the skills necessary to live on her own. To everyone’s surprise, including her own, she did that and much more.
With the encouragement of a teacher at Southern Center, Cindy realized she had a deep passion for sports, and the discipline to train and compete. She began participating in Special Olympics, and gained confidence as she worked with teammates to earn medals in tennis, track and field, and even snowshoeing. Chosen as a Global Messenger for the Special Olympics International in 2000, Cindy has had dinner at the White House with two different American presidents, traveled around the world, and given speeches in front of thousands of people.
In these pages, young readers will learn what gives Cindy her champion spirit, and why she gave away some of her gold medals. Today, Cindy is still competing in Special Olympics. She also continues to advocate for people with disabilities, and helped to start People First, a statewide organization that encourages those with disabilities to speak up for their rights.