The Intellectual Devotional Modern Culture

Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Converse Confidently with the Culturati

The Intellectual Devotional Modern Culture

Shares a year's worth of daily readings on topics of popular culture ranging from art and literature to consumer products and sports.

The Intellectual Devotional

Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Roam Confidently with the Cultured Class

The Intellectual Devotional

This secular daily digest of intellectual challenge and learning is designed to inspire and invigorate the reader every day of the year.

The Intellectual Devotional: Biographies

Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Acquaint Yourself with the World's Greatest Personalities

The Intellectual Devotional: Biographies

The fifth installment of the bestselling Intellectual Devotional series features 365 captivating entries about the most celebrated personalities in history. Like its compulsively readable predecessors, The Intellectual Devotional Biographies is organized into seven categories, one for each day of the week. With their trademark wit and style, authors David Kidder and Noah Oppenheim offer an array of fascinating facts about major figures from Atilla the Hun to Desmond Tutu. In this daily devotional, you will learn about: • authors and artists, from Homer and Ovid to Oscar Wilde and Virginia Woolf • leaders, such as Queen Elizabeth I, Abraham Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony, and Napoleon Bonaparte • innovators, from Johannes Gutenberg to Isaac Newton to Werner Heisenberg • philosophers, including Socrates, Epicurus, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Jean-Paul Sartre • rebels and reformers, from Joan of Arc and Spartacus to Galileo and Che Guevara • preachers and prophets, including Lao-tzu, John the Baptist, Martin Luther, and Gandhi • villains, such as Benedict Arnold, Genghis Khan, Ivan the Terrible, and Jack the Ripper This volume shares the personal histories, accomplishments, and troubles of 365 people who have left an indelible mark on the world.

The Intellectual Devotional: American History

Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Converse Confidently about Our Nation's Past

The Intellectual Devotional: American History

A year's worth of daily readings from the secular arena provides subject matter for intellectual growth and advancement, in a volume that features passages from the rich annals of American history, capturing pivotal events, biographical profiles, and words of wisdom from such important figures as Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, and Martin Luther King, Jr., among others. 250,000 first printing.

Beyond Obedience and Abandonment

Beyond Obedience and Abandonment

Catholic schools have achieved academic, social, and spiritual successes, but have also struggled with shifting twenty-first century social values. Confronted with issues such as the proper treatment of non-heterosexual students, disagreements over the ordination of women, and assertions that schools are not properly teaching doctrine, Catholic schools tend to listen to concerns and then resume established institutional programs. In Beyond Obedience and Abandonment, Graham McDonough proposes that Catholic schools embrace dissent as a powerful opportunity for rediscovery in the Church. Building a case for productive dissent, McDonough provides a nuanced analysis of contemporary Catholic education. He considers the ways in which the established body of theology, history, and curriculum theory supports faithful disagreement within the tradition of religious schooling and outlines new perspectives for overcoming doctrinal frustrations and administrative obstacles. Beyond Obedience and Abandonment is a well-reasoned and engaging work that illustrates the limitations of current practices and proposes new designs that will enable greater dissent and fuller participation in Catholic education.

The Intellectual Life of Western Europe in the Middle Ages

The Intellectual Life of Western Europe in the Middle Ages

A connected account of European thought from the Patristic age through the mid-fourteenth century, and emphasizing educational systems, the interaction between the popular and elite cultures, and medieval humanism; with excellent interpretive chapters on science and philosophy.

New to Big

How Companies Can Create Like Entrepreneurs, Invest Like VCs, and Install a Permanent Operating System for Growth

New to Big

Serial entrepreneurs David Kidder and Christina Wallace reveal their revolutionary playbook for igniting growth inside established companies. Most established companies face a key survival challenge, says David Kidder, CEO of Bionic, lifelong entrepreneur, and angel investor in more than thirty startups: operational efficiency and outdated bureaucracy are at war with new growth. Legacy companies are skilled at growing big businesses into even bigger ones. But they are less adept at discovering new opportunities and turning them into big businesses, the way entrepreneurs and early-stage investors must. In New to Big, Kidder and Wallace reveal their proprietary blueprint for installing a permanent growth capability inside any company--the Growth Operating System. The Growth OS borrows the best tools, systems, and mind-sets from entrepreneurship and venture capital and adapts them for established organizations, leveraging these two distinct skills as a form of management for building in a future that is uncertain. By focusing on what consumers do rather than what they say, celebrating productive failure, embracing a portfolio approach, and learning from the outside-in, Kidder and Wallace argue any company can go on offense and win the future. This isn't about a one-off innovation moonshot. It's about building a permanent ladder to the moon.