Breakthrough

Duffy also shares the stories of entrepreneurs who have turned their ideas into multi-million-dollar businesses, like Shaun White, Tony Robbins, Daymond John, and Gary Vaynerchuck, to help you: Be a nimble leader who makes quick buy smart ...

Author: Scott Duffy

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 9781613083826

Category: Business & Economics

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Discover Your Next Breakthrough Idea Every company starts with one idea—that one passion that keeps you up at night, gets you up every morning, and drives you to create something bigger than yourself. Turning an idea into a thriving business requires more than just passion. You'll need to think big, take risks, and be able to step back and recognize game-changing ideas that may already be in front of you. Those are your aha! moments. Business growth expert and serial entrepreneur Scott Duffy shares his journey and the aha! moments that led to launching and selling new businesses to innovators like Richard Branson's Virgin Group. Duffy also shares the stories of entrepreneurs who have turned their ideas into multi-million-dollar businesses, like Shaun White, Tony Robbins, Daymond John, and Gary Vaynerchuck, to help you: Be a nimble leader who makes quick buy smart decisions Unlock hidden gems in your business with the power of finding your "Why?" Apply growth strategies designed to scale your business in today's economy Build a positive company culture by bringing in the right people Determine which next step is right for your business after launch Create sustainability with efficient, effective processes Learn from your mistakes and turn failures into fortunes

SNAP

Written in an accessible, jargon-free narrative that weaves together the latest research with illuminating stories of innovative people, this book teaches us how to cultivate our own inner epiphanies to gain an edge in our imaginations, our ...

Author: Katherine Ramsland

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 9781616144654

Category: Psychology

Page: 283

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Sudden flashes of inspiration have triggered many discoveries and inventions throughout history. Are such aha! moments merely random, or is there a way to train the brain to harness these seemingly unpredictable creative insights? This fascinating overview of the latest neuroscience findings on spontaneous thought processes, or "snaps," describes how everyone—not just geniuses—can learn to improve the likelihood of their own "eureka" moments by adopting certain rewarding attitudes and habits. As the author explains, snaps are much more than new ideas. Snaps are insights plus momentum—they instantly compel or snap us toward action. They often occur after ordinary problem solving hits an impasse. We may feel stuck, but while we’re in a quandary, the brain is rebooting. Then, when we least expect it, the solution pops into our heads. She describes the results of numerous scientific experiments studying this phenomenon. She also recounts intriguing stories of people in diverse disciplines who have had a snap experience. Both the research and the stories illustrate that it’s possible to enhance our facility for snap moments by training ourselves to scan, sift, and solve. In the emerging economy, businesses and individuals need new strategies, and it’s clear that just thinking harder no longer works. People who can snap are often a step ahead: they have a vigilance advantage from exercising brain cells that build mental agility. While snapping is rewarding, fun, and good for improving our mental skills, it’s also much more: people who snap life-changing ideas that affect many others will redirect our future. Written in an accessible, jargon-free narrative that weaves together the latest research with illuminating stories of innovative people, this book teaches us how to cultivate our own inner epiphanies to gain an edge in our imaginations, our careers, our goals—indeed, in every aspect of our lives.

The Eureka Factor

Written in a lively, engaging style, this book goes beyond scientific principles to offer productive techniques for realizing your creative potential—at home and at work.

Author: John Kounios

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780679645290

Category: Science

Page: 288

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In a book perfect for readers of Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit, David Eagleman’s Incognito, and Leonard Mlodinow’s Subliminal, the cognitive neuroscientists who discovered how the brain has aha moments—sudden creative insights—explain how they happen, when we need them, and how we can have more of them to enrich our lives and empower personal and professional success. Eureka or aha moments are sudden realizations that expand our understanding of the world and ourselves, conferring both personal growth and practical advantage. Such creative insights, as psychological scientists call them, were what conveyed an important discovery in the science of genetics to Nobel laureate Barbara McClintock, the melody of a Beatles ballad to Paul McCartney, and an understanding of the cause of human suffering to the Buddha. But these moments of clarity are not given only to the famous. Anyone can have them. In The Eureka Factor, John Kounios and Mark Beeman explain how insights arise and what the scientific research says about stimulating more of them. They discuss how various conditions affect the likelihood of your having an insight, when insight is helpful and when deliberate methodical thought is better suited to a task, what the relationship is between insight and intuition, and how the brain’s right hemisphere contributes to creative thought. Written in a lively, engaging style, this book goes beyond scientific principles to offer productive techniques for realizing your creative potential—at home and at work. The authors provide compelling anecdotes to illustrate how eureka experiences can be a key factor in your life. Attend a dinner party with Christopher Columbus to learn why we need insights. Go to a baseball game with the director of a classic Disney Pixar movie to learn about one important type of aha moment. Observe the behind-the-scenes arrangements for an Elvis Presley concert to learn why the timing of insights is crucial. Accessible and compelling, The Eureka Factor is a fascinating look at the human brain and its seemingly infinite capacity to surprise us. Praise for The Eureka Factor “Delicious . . . In The Eureka Factor, neuroscientists John Kounios and Mark Beeman give many other examples of [a] kind of lightning bolt of insight, but back this up with the latest brain-imaging research.”—Newsweek “An incredible accomplishment . . . [The Eureka Factor] is not just a chronicle of the journey that numerous scientists (including the authors) have taken to examine insight but is also a fascinating guide to how advances in science are made in general. Messrs. Kounios and Beeman examine how a parade of clever experiments can be designed to answer specific questions and rule out alternative possibilities. . . . Wonderful ideas appear as if out of nowhere—and we are delighted.”—The Wall Street Journal “An excellent title for those interested in neuroscience or creativity . . . The writing is engaging and readable, mixing stories of famous perceptions with explanations of how such revelations happen.”—Library Journal (starred review) “A lively and accessible ‘brain’ book with wide appeal.”—Booklist “[An] ingenious, thoughtful update on how the mind works.”—Kirkus Reviews “The Eureka Factor presents a fascinating and illuminating account of the creative process and how to foster it.”—James J. Heckman, Nobel laureate in economics

The AHA Moment

This is the fundamental reason why some people aren't as successful as they could be. In this ground-breaking book I will change all that for you.

Author: Cory The Author

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1523409274

Category:

Page: 242

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Really, why aren't people more successful? If you've ever had that idea that made you go 'Aha!' or made that proverbial light bulb go off in your head, you've probably had an idea that was a game-changer: the type of idea that makes life better, easier or more enjoyable for all who use it, and makes you rich and successful by implementing it. We all have great ideas at one point in time or another, but few of us have confidence and know-how to follow through with the idea to completion. In each chapter, I lay out the process of preparing yourself to be a game-changer, and show you how to take an idea from concept to its complete manifest form.

Aha

Draws on expertise from psychology, neurology and evolutionary psychology to illuminate the process of spontaneous flashes of human insight, surveying engaging examples from the fields of religion, science, math and art.

Author: William B. Irvine

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199338870

Category: PHILOSOPHY

Page: 362

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Draws on expertise from psychology, neurology and evolutionary psychology to illuminate the process of spontaneous flashes of human insight, surveying engaging examples from the fields of religion, science, math and art.

The Aha Moment

Only men seemed to write such letters: I have only received one from a woman.
My reaction to such missives was fairly standard. I would write one courteous
reply—after all, I was usually acting as a magazine author and did not want to
annoy ...

Author: David Jones

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421403311

Category: Science

Page: 264

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This book is about having ideas and—a much longer haul—making them work. David Jones, best known for his Daedalus column, tells a multitude of stories about creators and their creations, including his own fantastical-seeming contributions to mainstream science such as the unrideable bicycle and chemical gardens in space. His theory of creativity endows each of us with a Random-Ideas Generator, a Censor, and an Observer-Reasoner. Jones applies his theory to a wide range of weird scientific experiments that he has conducted for serious scientific papers, for challenging printed expositions, and for presentations to a TV audience. He even suggests new ones, not yet tried! Creativity is as essential to science as curiosity, physical intuition, and shrewd deduction from well-planned experiments. But, says Jones, ingenuity is very uncertain. Even for the greatest inventors, about 80 percent of ideas fail. Jokiness can help, and so can lots of random data. Jones has plenty of clever advice that will help spark that madly brilliant private thought in the first place—and will encourage you to take it further. Neither dense nor demanding, The Aha! Moment is engrossing, edifying, and scientifically serious; yet it is lightly written and asks lots of silly questions. As Jones shows, it can often pay to take an absurd idea seriously.

Dialogues with Creative Legends and Aha Moments in a Designer s Career

“He is one of our best authors—very fast, very deep.” I have to hold up my end of
this conversation. I sense that some sort of testing is going on, but different than
that of Herb Stern, since I am already in the door. My interviewer knows about ...

Author: David Calvin Laufer

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 9780133137996

Category: Computers

Page: 264

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In Dialogues with Creative Legends, you will find answers to some of the perplexing questions talented people confront. From these dialogues emerge a startling range of ideas, from beginning a creative career to developing client relationships, mentoring, and the role of design thinking in society. The author's gradual revelations about the intertwined contributions of creator and patron will resonate with students and practitioners in all the creative professions. This remarkable book explores the role of creativity in commerce and culture. It's a quest for livelihood and meaning that is at once highly personal--and strikingly universal. Come along as the author interviews many of the creative luminaries of the late 20th century, including: Saul Bass, Buckminster Fuller, Paul Rand, Lou Dorfsman, Herb Lubalin, Don Trousdell, Charles & Ray Eames, George Nelson, Massimo Vignelli, Heinz Edelmann, Victor Papanek, and Hermann Zapf.

A Farewell Platform to the Queen of Talk

A Farewell Platform to the Queen of Talk True Aha! Moments of Divine Order Summary This mini novel tells the true life story of how singer/songwriter Kimberly Adams had an Aha!

Author: Kimberly Adams

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781468561500

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

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A Farewell Platform to the Queen of Talk True Aha! Moments of Divine Order Summary This mini novel tells the true life story of how singer/songwriter Kimberly Adams had an Aha! Moment experience and began to act on it in pursuit of her "true calling." After doing the unthinkable, she realizes another unknown true calling-to pay homage to the Queen of Talk, talk show host Oprah Winfrey. While celebrating the queen and bidding her farewell, Kimberly gains a platform that gives her much more than she has expected or could have ever asked for. She soon realizes the true calling she was originally in pursuit of really had more than one meaning, which ultimately takes her to a celebrity experience in two months. She now has a whole new outlook and knows why things happened the way they did. Following a divine order, the events chronicled in this book took place at a certain time and place to get Kimberly to where she is now-writing this book, recording an album, and fulfilling her dreams of true callings. Her journey can inspire others to take the plunge and risk it all to pursue their dreams and fulfill their true callings. Doing so may take you on a whirlwind and maybe even a different route than expected, but at least you'll get there! Kimberly Adams, The Oprah Homage Queen

Aha Moments Teen Journal

The Aha!

Author: Mable Cannings

Publisher:

ISBN: 0996669612

Category:

Page: 200

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The Aha! Moments Journal was compiled for teens that might be challenged or conflicted about the messages they receive multiple times a day. Aha! Moments Teen Journal: Where the Message Makes Sense, helps teens to make wiser decisions about life in the midst of a crazy mixed up world. Ah-Ha! Moments will remind teens of what God has already said in His Word about culture, values, relationships, authority, sexual urges and lifestyle. This journal will help teens establish boundaries in their own words and lives based on God's (thoughts and words) if they choose to embrace a Christian lifestyle. In light of the confusing messages in the world today, it is comforting to know that the Word of God is the same today as it was yesterday and provides real hope for those who seek it!

Aha Moment Journal Craft Your Destiny with Inspired Discovery

Now YOU can ignite powerful Aha moments and experience life-changing breakthroughs If you think those occasional breakthrough "strokes of brilliance" you get are merely "divine inspiration" - something that comes unexpectedly out of nowhere ...

Author: Jae M. Rang

Publisher:

ISBN: 1988071801

Category: Self-Help

Page: 140

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Now YOU can ignite powerful Aha moments and experience life-changing breakthroughs If you think those occasional breakthrough "strokes of brilliance" you get are merely "divine inspiration" - something that comes unexpectedly out of nowhere, and over which you have no control ... then THINK AGAIN Because thanks to Jae M. Rang's Aha Moment Journal, you can now experience those flashes of inspired creativity and problem-solving on a regular basis, whenever you need them This collection of everyday observations has the power to shake up your habitual "comfortable" thought patterns, and send your mind off exploring possibilities in an entirely new direction. And each of these anecdotes is followed by a thought-provoking "prompt" on a dedicated journal page for you to RECORD your personal Aha's. And as your old "conditioning" dissolves away and you begin to look at your life, your business, and the world around you in a whole new way, you'll find yourself experiencing more and more of these Aha moments EVERY DAY Grab the Aha Moment Journal today, and get ready for a LANDSLIDE of life-changing breakthroughs "...It's a refreshing read that reminds me to occasionally stop, take a deep breath and really consider what matters. Thinking like this can change your life." - Tina Berres Filipski, PPAI, Director of Publications/Editor, Irving, Texas, USA "I simply love Jae M. Rang's Aha Moment Journal. It is a gift for anyone wanting to have moments of inspiration and wisdom. This journal is insightful and practical. I believe everyone should have one and give one away as a gift to someone they deeply care about." - Peggy McColl, New York Times Best Selling Author, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada "...I know embracing the compilation of the Aha's set out in this journal will create game-changing results for anyone who intends to meaningfully shift their life circumstances for the better." - Laura K. Williams, Principal, Williams HR Law Professional Corporation, Toronto Ontario, Canada

The Big Idea

With the author's irrepressible energy, enthusiasm and expertise providing the engine that drives this incredibly upbeat book, The Big Idea will provide the tools to tackle issues head on, and is the ideal how-to for entrepreneurs - from ...

Author: Donny Deutsch

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446497784

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Based on the award-winning formula of his hugely popular nightly show on CNBC, Donny Deutsch's The Big Idea is a step-by-step guide for anyone who has ever dreamt of following through on creating their own business. From the 'Aha! Moment' to taking that all-important first leap, Deutsch cheers aspiring entrepreneurs along every step of the way. Starting with how to look for opportunities, through to keeping what you've created going and growing, each stage of the process is illustrated by an invaluable lesson learned by a leading entrepreneur. With the author's irrepressible energy, enthusiasm and expertise providing the engine that drives this incredibly upbeat book, The Big Idea will provide the tools to tackle issues head on, and is the ideal how-to for entrepreneurs - from inventors to artists, marketers to producers, teenagers to retirees.

Gifted Moments

This collection of poetry reflects the authors thoughts on topics such as spirituality, family, love, employment, and church life. Some may evoke laughter or stir up memories while others offer encouragement. (Practical Life)

Author: Patricia Jackson Allen

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781604771244

Category: Religion

Page: 204

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This collection of poetry reflects the authors thoughts on topics such as spirituality, family, love, employment, and church life. Some may evoke laughter or stir up memories while others offer encouragement. (Practical Life)

Poets Writers

I think ing life — at least that ' s what one would that writers , especially poets ,
have assume . ... is many classes in one - or rather a patchwork - quilt comforter
of good advice , surprises , wisdom , quirks , ponderables , and aha ! moments .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066042824

Category: Authors, American

Page:

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Story Matters

A story should stop as soon as possible after the “ Aha ! ” moment . Inexperienced
writers tend to want to moralize or to explain what happened in case readers didn
' t get it . ... But it doesn ' t teach me how to write the one that comes after .

Author: Margaret-Love Denman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123857208

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 494

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Story Mattersoffers students an inspiring and insightful approach to writing short fiction with 21 short stories and in-depth, in-person conversations with their accomplished authors. Each writer describes his or her source of ideas, motivation, and writing strategies, to give a personal perspective on the book's narrative of the elements of short fiction. Throughout the book, writing prompts offer ideas, advice, and jumping-off points for workshop or individual writing exercises. The writers, from Dave Eggers to Jamaica Kincaid, explain and explore the intent, technique, and meaning of their fiction, offering expert insight into the craft of writing stories. Part One: Writing Matters:This series of brief chapters provides an introduction to writing short fiction, from the spark that starts a story to the finishing touches of revision. Writing prompts integrated throughout invite readers to exercise and expand their writing muscles to create the best story possible. Part Two: Stories and Conversations:A showcase for 21 acclaimed writers, this section combines a short story, a conversation with that story's author, and related writing prompts. By reading the stories and listening to the writers talk about the joys and frustrations of the creative process, students will come to understand the challenge and satisfaction of writing well. Appendicesinclude a set of questions a writer may want to ask when approaching a short story; a list of favorites of the authors interviewed in this book; and a bibliography of further resources in creative writing.

Whole Language

argument , one that has wended its ways through political , social , and economic
theories for many years . ... While “ genius ” may be inherent and may show itself
in explosive “ Ahamoments , in this author's experience with those who might ...

Author: Robert William Blake

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: PSU:000017520072

Category: Activity programs in education

Page: 166

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The Computer as an Educational Tool

The authors believe , however , that each one of us will have our own “ aha ! ”
moment , where we will reach a personal understanding of the true impact of its
meaning . We venture to guess that this personal understanding will relate in
some ...

Author: Richard C. Forcier

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UVA:X030104207

Category: Education

Page: 411

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Messaging Blogs World Wide Web Uniform Resource Locator (URL) Searching the Web The Invisible Web Filtered Search Engines Citations Evaluating Web Information Web Page Construction Microsoft Word Tutorial on Web Page Construction Let?s Review Let?s Practice Portfolio Development Exercises Glossary References & Suggested Readings 12 Internet Applications in Education Advance Organizer NETS-T Standards Let?s Look at this Chapter Education and the Internet Evaluating Internet Information Integrating Internet-Based Tools into the Curriculum Internet Pen Pals (Keypals) Mentor Projects Blogs Podcasting The World Wide Web Multicultural Understanding Group Projects Elecgtronic Field Trips Research Projects Parallel Problem Solving WebQuests Scavenger Hunts Website Displays Prescreened Collection of Websites Educational and Learning Networks Classroom Connect DiscoverySchool.com Schloastic Network Internet Archives (Databases) The Educator?s Reference Desk The Library of Congress Web Portals The Internet as a Distance Learning Tool Other Websites and Curriculum Infusion Ideas Let?s Review Let?s Practice Portfolio Development Exercises References & Suggested Readings Epilogue?A peek at the classroom of 2015? Reflections by futurist David Warlick Glossary Index.

Science Fiction Authors

At the end of her life, Butler was still one of a few African-American “big names” of
sf-but thanks to her, that is changing. Throughout her career she was a tireless
campaigner and a generous mentor to young writers. Octavia E. Butler died on ...

Author: Maura Heaphy

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: UCSC:32106019876033

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 318

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Start here, when doing author research on the science fiction genre--you'll find directions on how to research the genre, lists of standard print and online resources, and a wealth of quality websites and blogs for 100 popular authors.

Lightbulb Moments

In this book we share 50 short stories where the lightbulb turned on (it's bright in here!) and we found a connection to our teaching.

Author: Allison Behne

Publisher:

ISBN: 1618920103

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 118

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Aha moments are everywhere! Chances are you have already had one today. They are often hidden in places where we least expect them-during a trip to the grocery store, on a car ride, at a ball game. The magic of these moments happens when we reflect and are inspired to apply what we've learned from them. In this book we share 50 short stories where the lightbulb turned on (it's bright in here!) and we found a connection to our teaching. We call these lightbulb moments-moments when our personal and professional lives collide and we see an opportunity for growth. Let these moments create joy, spark reflection, and motivate you to find the aha in your every day.This is the perfect book for the teacher in your life-get it for yourself, for a colleague, or as a gift for your child's teacher! Each lightbulb moment is accompanied by a quote and space to reflect.