Peak Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Peak


  • Author : Chip Conley
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2007-09-21
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 0787988618

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Peak Excerpt :

After fifteen years of rising to the pinnacle of the hospitality industry, Chip Conley's company was suddenly undercapitalized and overexposed in the post-dot.com, post-9/11 economy. For relief and inspiration, Conley, the CEO and founder of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, turned to psychologist Abraham Maslow's iconic Hierarchy of Needs. This book explores how Conley's company "the second largest boutique hotelier in the world" overcame the storm that hit the travel industry by applying Maslow's theory to what Conley identifies as the key Relationship Truths in business with Employees, Customers and Investors. Part memoir, part theory, and part application, the book tells of Joie de Vivre's remarkable transformation while providing real world examples from other companies and showing how readers can bring about similar changes in their work and personal lives. Conley explains how to understand the motivations of employees, customers, bosses, and investors, and use that understanding to foster better relationships and build an enduring and profitable corporate culture.

Peak Book
Score: 4.5
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Peak


  • Author : K. Anders Ericsson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-04-05
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143196464

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Peak Excerpt :

For the first time in decades of groundbreaking research, the inventor of the 10,000-hour rule explains his techniques for developing mastery of any skill We live in a world full of people with extraordinary abilities. Consider what Roger Federer can do with a tennis ball, or Connor McDavid with a puck. There are chess grandmasters who can play several dozen different games simultaneously--while blindfolded--and a seemingly unending supply of young musical prodigies who would have astonished aficionados a century ago. We are dramatically better at just about everything than we were just a generation ago. We assume, though, that these peak performers are the lucky ones, the ones with a gift. That's only partly true. The fact is we are all lucky. We all have that gift. As Ericsson's whole career has shown, with the proper practice, we are all capable of extraordinary feats. On the surface, the techniques that chess players use to develop their skills seem quite different from the methods soccer players use to perfect their games, which in turn seem quite different from how pianists improve their playing. But at a deeper level, they are all variations on a single fundamental approach to learning, what Ericsson, a world-renowned researcher, has named "deliberate practice": a simple, yet powerful system for enhancing learning. This approach to expertise has the potential to revolutionize how we think about every sort of education and training. We are not limited by an endowment of natural talent. We create our own limits. Whether you want to step up your game at work or on the weekend, or help your kid achieve athletic or academic goals, Ericsson's revolutionary methods will show you how to master almost anything.

Peak Book
Score: 4
From 120 Ratings

Peak


  • Author : Roland Smith
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2008-08-01
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547417172

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Peak Excerpt :

The only thing you’ll find on the summit of Mount Everest is a divine view. The things that really matter lie far below. – Peak Marcello After fourteen-year-old Peak Marcello is arrested for scaling a New York City skyscraper, he's left with two choices: wither away in Juvenile Detention or go live with his long-lost father, who runs a climbing company in Thailand. But Peak quickly learns that his father's renewed interest in him has strings attached. Big strings. As owner of Peak Expeditions, he wants his son to be the youngest person to reach the Everest summit--and his motives are selfish at best. Even so, for a climbing addict like Peak, tackling Everest is the challenge of a lifetime. But it's also one that could cost him his life. Roland Smith has created an action-packed adventure about friendship, sacrifice, family, and the drive to take on Everest, despite the incredible risk. The story of Peak’s dangerous ascent—told in his own words—is suspenseful, immediate, and impossible to put down.

Peak Book

Peak


  • Author : Marc Bubbs
  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN 10 : 9781603588096

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Peak Excerpt :

"There is a new revolution happening in sports as more and more athletes are basing their success on this game-changing combination: health, nutrition, training, recovery, and mindset. Unfortunately, the evidence-based techniques that the expert PhDs, academic institutions, and professional performance staffs follow can be in stark contrast to what many athletes actually practice. When combined with the noise of social media, old-school traditions, and bro-science, it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. Peak is a groundbreaking book exploring the fundamentals of high performance (not the fads), the importance of consistency (not extreme effort), and the value of patience (not rapid transformation). Dr. Marc Bubbs makes deep science easy to understand, and with information from leading experts who are influencing the top performers in sports on how to achieve world-class success, he lays out the record-breaking feats of athleticism and strategies that are rooted in this personalized approach.Dr. Bubbs expertly brings together the worlds of health, nutrition, and exercise and synthesizes the salient science into actionable guidance.

Peak Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Peak


  • Author : Anders Ericsson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-04-05
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544456259

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Peak Excerpt :

“This book is a breakthrough, a lyrical, powerful, science-based narrative that actually shows us how to get better (much better) at the things we care about.”—Seth Godin, author of Linchpin “Anyone who wants to get better at anything should read [Peak]. Rest assured that the book is not mere theory. Ericsson’s research focuses on the real world, and he explains in detail, with examples, how all of us can apply the principles of great performance in our work or in any other part of our lives.”—Fortune Anders Ericsson has made a career studying chess champions, violin virtuosos, star athletes, and memory mavens. Peak distills three decades of myth-shattering research into a powerful learning strategy that is fundamentally different from the way people traditionally think about acquiring new abilities. Whether you want to stand out at work, improve your athletic or musical performance, or help your child achieve academic goals, Ericsson’s revolutionary methods will show you how to improve at almost any skill that matters to you. “The science of excellence can be divided into two eras: before Ericsson and after Ericsson. His groundbreaking work, captured in this brilliantly useful book, provides us with a blueprint for achieving the most important and life-changing work possible: to become a little bit better each day.”—Dan Coyle, author of The Talent Code “Ericsson’s research has revolutionized how we think about human achievement. If everyone would take the lessons of this book to heart, it could truly change the world.”—Joshua Foer, author of Moonwalking with Einstein

Crimson Peak  The Official Movie Novelization Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Crimson Peak The Official Movie Novelization


  • Author : Nancy Holder
  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Release Date : 2015-10-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783296309

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Crimson Peak The Official Movie Novelization Excerpt :

When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay: a place filled with secrets that will haunt her forever. Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies the truth behind Crimson Peak. From acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro.

Under Tower Peak Book

Under Tower Peak


  • Author : Bart Paul
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-04-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781611459210

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Under Tower Peak Excerpt :

This tautly written debut thriller was named one of the 10 Best Mysteries of 2013 by the Wall Street Journal. After two tours as a sniper in Iraq, Tommy Smith has returned to his former life as a cowboy and wilderness guide in California’s Sierra Nevada, hoping to reclaim the simplicity of his youth and heal the wounds the world can’t see. When, high on a mountain pass, he and his partner find the wrecked plane of a billionaire adventurer who disappeared months earlier, a seemingly innocent act triggers a breathtaking cycle of violence that threatens Tommy’s world. Soon he is enmeshed in the struggle between the billionaire’s trophy wife and wannabe drug lord son and their allies. Every effort to set things right draws him deeper into a bad situation and closer to needing those deadly skills that he had hoped to leave behind forever. With lean, efficient prose and dialogue that crackles with repartee, Bart Paul has written a contemporary thriller of steadily mounting suspense and ruthless action. He captures both the beauty of the high mountain wilderness and the laconic rhythms of the outfitters’ lives. In Tommy Smith he offers a protagonist whose cool competence, home-grown decency, and clarity of purpose in the face of danger suggest a brotherhood with heroes from the likes of Ernest Hemingway and Cormac McCarthy.

Peak Nutrition Book

Peak Nutrition


  • Author : Maria Hines
  • Publisher : Mountaineers Books
  • Release Date : 2020-04-08
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781680512069

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Peak Nutrition Excerpt :

Climbing partners Maria Hines, a James Beard–awardwinning chef, and Mercedes Pollmeier, an NSCA-certified strength and conditioning specialist and Level 2 nutritionist, decided that they’d had enough of packaged bars and goos. As a celebrated chef, Hines can make anything taste great, and Pollmeier knows the science behind exercise nutrition. On their long drives to crags an idea blossomed: write a nutrition book for mountain sports. Peak Nutrition details 100 simple and tasty recipes within the context of outdoor goals and body science: motivation, recovery, hydration; how our digestive system works; how food provides energy; effects of weather and altitude; the relationship between food, muscle, and cramping; how nutrition relates to mental and physical stress; and much more. The authors also explore shifting eating habits and ways to develop a healthier approach, whether bouldering, climbing, backcountry skiing, mountain biking, trekking, or trail running. "Peak Profiles" offer food tips from elite athletes such as backcountry boarder Jeremy Jones and climber Sasha Diguilian and sample menus help readers plan what to prep and pack.

The Edge Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Edge


  • Author : Roland Smith
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544341227

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The Edge Excerpt :

Fifteen-year-old Peak Marcello is invited to participate in an "International Peace Ascent" in the Hindu Kush, with a team made up of under-eighteen-year-old climbers from around the world--but from the first something seems wrong, so when the group is attacked, and most of the climbers are either killed or kidnapped, Peak finds himself caught up in a struggle to survive, shadowed by the Shen, a mysterious snow leopard.

Longs Peak Book

Longs Peak


  • Author : Paul William Nesbit
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1946
  • Genre: Longs Peak (Colo.)
  • Pages : 47
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015027926594

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Effects of Forest Practices on Peak Flows and Consequent Channel Response Book

Effects of Forest Practices on Peak Flows and Consequent Channel Response


  • Author : Gordon Grant
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Forest hydrology
  • Pages : 76
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951D02981223B

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Effects of Forest Practices on Peak Flows and Consequent Channel Response Excerpt :

This is a state-of-the-science synthesis of the effects of forest harvest activities on peak flows and channel morphology in the Pacific Northwest, with a specific focus on western Oregon and Washington. We develop a database of relevant studies reporting peak flow data across rain-, transient-, and snow-dominated hydrologic zones, and provide a quantitative comparison of changes in peak flow across both a range of flows and forest practices. Increases in peak flows generally diminish with decreasing intensity of percentage of watershed harvested and lengthening recurrence intervals of flow. Watersheds located in the rain-dominated zone appear to be less sensitive to peak flow changes than those in the transient snow zone; insufficient data limit interpretations for the snow zone. Where present, peak flow effects on channel morphology should be confined to stream reaches where channel gradients are less than approximately 0.02 and streambeds are composed of gravel and finer material. We provide guidance as to how managers might evaluate the potential risk of peak flow increases based on factors such as presence of roads, watershed drainage efficiency, and specific management treatments employed. The magnitude of effects of forest harvest on peak flows in the Pacific Northwest, as represented by the data reported here, are relatively minor in comparison to other anthropogenic changes to streams and watersheds.

Come to The Peak Book

Come to The Peak


  • Author : Shi YueLiuNian
  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Release Date : 2019-11-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 455
  • ISBN 10 : 9781647597634

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Come to The Peak Excerpt :

He had excellent martial arts qualifications, but his tendon and vein were destroyed by a power struggle, such a person couldn't cultivate. This not only discouraged him and his parents but also made them accept ridicule and satire from others.However, this was not an insurmountable difficulty for the gifted man. After six years of painstaking study. He finally repaired his body and began his training journey.He did not care about the ridicule and sarcasm of those people, he just wanted to reach the peak, to be a top man that no one can match. But the difficulties and obstacles along the way, how can he overcome it?☆About the Author☆Shi Yue Liu Nian, an excellent author of online novels. He has rich experience in novel writing. His novel is fluent in writing and rich in imagination.

Peak Inequality Book

Peak Inequality


  • Author : Dorling, Danny
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Release Date : 2018-07-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447349082

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Peak Inequality Excerpt :

Inequality is the key political issue of our time. Danny Dorling wrote his seminal work Injustice: Why social inequality persists in 2010, and as an early proponent of rapidly reducing economic inequalities, he is now much sought-after as one of the foremost contributors to the debates surrounding it. Here Dorling brings together brand new material alongside a carefully curated selection of his most recent writing on inequality from publications as wide ranging as the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, New Statesman, Financial Times and the China People’s Daily. Covering key inequality issues including politics, housing, education and health, he explores whether we have now reached ‘peak inequality’. He concludes, crucially, by predicting what the future holds for Britain, as attempts are made to defuse the ticking time bomb while we simultaneously try to negotiate Brexit and react to the wider international situation of a world of people demanding to become more equal.