Three Cups of Tea

Author: Greg Mortenson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780670034826
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Traces how the author, having been rescued and resuscitated by Himalayan villagers after a failed attempt to climb K2, worked to build schools that would particularly benefit the young girls who were forbidden an education by Taliban restrictions, an endeavor for which his life has been repeatedly threatened. 40,000 first printing.

Three Cups of Tea

Author: Greg Mortenson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101147083
Format: PDF
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The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban’s backyard Anyone who despairs of the individual’s power to change lives has to read the story of Greg Mortenson, a homeless mountaineer who, following a 1993 climb of Pakistan’s treacherous K2, was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers and promised to build them a school. Over the next decade he built fifty-five schools—especially for girls—that offer a balanced education in one of the most isolated and dangerous regions on earth. As it chronicles Mortenson’s quest, which has brought him into conflict with both enraged Islamists and uncomprehending Americans, Three Cups of Tea combines adventure with a celebration of the humanitarian spirit. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Three Cups of Tea One Man s Mission to Promote Peace One School at a Time

Author: Greg Mortenson
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 9781606862179
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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One man's campaign to build schools in the most dangerous, remote, and anti-American reaches of Asia: in 1993 Greg Mortenson was an American mountain-climbing bum wandering emaciated and lost through Pakistan's Karakoram. After he was taken in and nursed back to health by the people of a Pakistani village, he promised to return one day and build them a school. From that rash, earnest promise grew one of the most incredible humanitarian campaigns of our time--Mortenson's one-man mission to counteract extremism by building schools, especially for girls, throughout the breeding ground of the Taliban. In a region where Americans are often feared and hated, he has survived kidnapping, death threats, and wrenching separations from his wife and children. But his success speaks for itself--at last count, his Central Asia Institute had built fifty-five schools.--From publisher description.

A Higher Standard of Leadership

Author: Keshavan Nair
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781576750117
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In these times of increasing cynicism about the quality of leadership we can expect to aspire to, Keshavan Nair offers a pragmatic guide based on the concepts of Gandhi exemplified. In simple and direct language, Nair explores how businesspeople can make decisions, set goals, and implement actions that are guided by the spirit of service. Photos. Web site promo: (http: //www.readersndex.com).

Summary Three Cups of Tea

Author: BusinessNews Publishing
Publisher: Primento
ISBN: 2511002736
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The must-read summary of Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin's book: “Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations - One School at a Time”. This complete summary of "Three Cups of Tea" by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin presents a story that combines adventure with humanitarian spirit and tells of how a homeless mountaineer built schools in Pakistan, in the face of threats from the Taliban and Americans' bafflement at his philanthropy. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand one man's mission to promote peace in Pakistan and provide balanced education • Expand your knowledge of international politics and charity To learn more, read "Three Cups of Tea" and discover how one man sought to promote peace in one of the most isolated and dangerous regions on earth.

Inside the Jihad

Author: Omar Nasiri
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465003729
Format: PDF
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Between 1994 and 2000, Omar Nasiri worked as a secret agent for Europe's top foreign intelligence services-including France's DGSE (Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure), and Britain's MI5 and MI6. From the netherworld of Islamist cells in Belgium, to the training camps of Afghanistan, to the radical mosques of London, he risked his life to defeat the emerging global network that the West would come to know as Al Qaeda. Now, for the first time, Nasiri shares the story of his life-a life balanced precariously between the world of Islamic jihadists and the spies who pursue them. As an Arab and a Muslim, he was able to infiltrate the rigidly controlled Afghan training camps, where he encountered men who would later be known as the most-wanted terrorists on earth: Ibn al-Sheikh al-Libi, Abu Zubayda, and Abu Khabab al-Masri. Sent back to Europe with instructions to form a sleeper cell, Nasiri became a conduit for messages going back and forth between Al Qaeda's top recruiter in Pakistan and London's radical cleric Abu Qatada.

The Magus of Strovolos

Author: Kyriacos Markides
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141938242
Format: PDF, ePub
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In this vivid account, Kryiacos C Markides introduces to us the rich and intricate world of Daskalso, The Magus of Strovolos. In what appears at first to be an exercise in fantasy, we see Daskalos draw on seemingly unlimited mixture of esoteric teachings, psychology, reincarnation, demonology, cosmology and mysticism, from both eastern and western traditions. But Daskalos is first and foremost a healer, whose work is firmly rooted in a belied in 'Holyspirit' or absolute love, and whose aim is the expansion of reason and spiritual evolution.

The Faith Club

Author: Ranya Idliby
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743298624
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Welcome to the Faith Club. We're three mothers from three faiths—Islam, Christianity, and Judaism—who got together to write a picture book for our children that would highlight the connections between our religions. But no sooner had we started talking about our beliefs and how to explain them to our children than our differences led to misunderstandings. Our project nearly fell apart." After September 11th, Ranya Idliby, an American Muslim of Palestinian descent, faced constant questions about Islam, God, and death from her children, the only Muslims in their classrooms. Inspired by a story about Muhammad, Ranya reached out to two other mothers—a Christian and a Jew—to try to understand and answer these questions for her children. After just a few meetings, however, it became clear that the women themselves needed an honest and open environment where they could admit—and discuss—their concerns, stereotypes, and misunderstandings about one another. After hours of soul-searching about the issues that divided them, Ranya, Suzanne, and Priscilla grew close enough to discover and explore what united them. The Faith Club is a memoir of spiritual reflections in three voices that will make readers feel as if they are eavesdropping on the authors' private conversations, provocative discussions, and often controversial opinions and conclusions. The authors wrestle with the issues of anti-Semitism, prejudice against Muslims, and preconceptions of Christians at a time when fundamentalists dominate the public face of Christianity. They write beautifully and affectingly of their families, their losses and grief, their fears and hopes for themselves and their loved ones. And as the authors reveal their deepest beliefs, readers watch the blossoming of a profound interfaith friendship and the birth of a new way of relating to others. In a final chapter, they provide detailed advice on how to start a faith club: the questions to ask, the books to read, and most important, the open-minded attitude to maintain in order to come through the experience with an enriched personal faith and understanding of others. Pioneering, timely, and deeply thoughtful, The Faith Club's caring message will resonate with people of all faiths.

Managing to Change the World

Author: Alison Green
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118137612
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Why getting results should be every nonprofit manager's first priorityA nonprofit manager's fundamental job is to get results, sustained over time, rather than boost morale or promote staff development. This is a shift from the tenor of many management books, particularly in the nonprofit world. Managing to Change the World is designed to teach new and experienced nonprofit managers the fundamental skills of effective management, including: Managing specific tasks and broader responsibilities; Setting clear goals and holding people accountable to them; creating a results-oriented culture; hiring, developing, and retaining a staff of superstars. Offers nonprofit managers a clear guide to the most effective management skills: addressing performance problems and dismissing staffers who fall short Shows how to address performance problems, dismiss staffers who fall short, and the right way to exercising authority Give guidance for managing time wisely and offers suggestions for staying in sync with yourboss and managing up This important resource contains 41 resources and downloadable tools that can be implemented immediately"--

Letter from the Birmingham Jail

Author: Jr. Martin Luther King
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781535599818
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Original text of Martin Luther King Jr.'s open letter from jail, written in April 1963.