Reach for the Summit

Author: Pat Summitt

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 9780767999281

Category: Business & Economics

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"I'm someone who will push you beyond all reasonable limits. Someone who will ask you not to just fulfill your potential but to exceed it. Someone who will expect more from you than you may believe you are capable of. So if you aren't ready to go to work, shut this book." --Pat Summitt Pat Summitt, head coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Vols, was a phenomenon in women's basketball. Her ferociously competitive teams won the NCAA championship in 1996 and 1997 and made her the winningest coach in NCAA Division 1 women's history. Summitt wrote the first motivational book by a high-achieving female coach. In Reach for the Summit, she presented her formula for success, which she called the "Definite Dozen System." In each of the book's twelve chapters, Summitt talked about one of the system's principles--such as responsibility, discipline, and loyalty--and showed how to apply it to your own situation. Pat Summitt used her own remarkable story as a vehicle for explaining how anyone can transform herself through ambition. Through many amusing anecdotes and a few very painful memories, she revealed her mistakes and triumphs as a beginning basketball player, as an Olympic athlete, as a Division 1 coach, and as a mother. Although Summitt was not born to the easy life--she was born into a hard-working farm family in a remote corner of Tennessee--she became one of the most successful and highest-paid coaches in the country. She candidly talked about how she turned her losses into wins and then showed how you can do the same. Wonderfully entertaining and brilliantly instructive, Reach for the Summit discloses the winning secret to building a principled system and making it to the top at whatever you do. Pat Summitt's story will motivate you to achieve in sports, business, and the most important game of all--life.

The Summit

As Tilt, Perry, Sammi, and Dominic prepare to ascend Mt. Everest, they must deal with low supplies, high altitude, dangerous terrain, government officials, sabotage, and an approaching storm.

Author: Gordon Korman

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0439411378

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 154

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As Tilt, Perry, Sammi, and Dominic prepare to ascend Mt. Everest, they must deal with low supplies, high altitude, dangerous terrain, government officials, sabotage, and an approaching storm.

Beyond The Summit

The summit may be the end of the climb, but it isn't the end of your ascent. Your
arrival at the summit should come with celebration, as well as understanding that
the summit isn't the real goal of your climb, but the end of your goal, the final ...

Author: Todd Skinner

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446494516

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Todd Skinner sees climbing mountains as a natural metaphor for business challenges. To climb a mountain you must know how to define your objective, plan the best strategy, prepare your team, and surmount any obstacles on the way to the summit. This book takes the reader through this process in ten stages that apply to both real and metaphorical mountains. Skinner explains how to stay true to your vision no matter what happens, what tools you need to carry, and which preconceptions you need to leave behind. Skinner weaves these lessons into a compelling narrative, featuring the heart-stopping action of climbing the sheer rock face of Trango Tower in the Himalayas.

The Summit

The summit is theblindkid that gets up, gets out, and never gives up.The summit
isbelief. The summit is faith. Godoccupiesthe summit; no, notof Everest,ofall
creation, and whatwe strive forisHis loving kindness, His likeness, His grace, His

Author: Eric Alexander

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780892217014

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 222

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The Summit

The Biggest Battle of the Second World War - fought behind closed doors Ed
Conway. PART III THE SUMMIT CHAPTER TEN Week One The Quota Wars For

Author: Ed Conway

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781405529303

Category: History

Page: 480

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The idea of world leaders gathering in the midst of economic crisis has become all-too familiar. But the summit at Bretton Woods in 1944 was the only time countries from around the world have agreed to overhaul the structure of the international monetary system. And, what's more, they were successful - it was the closest to perfection the world's economy has ever been, and arguably the demise of the Bretton Woods system is behind our present woes. This was no dry economic conference. The delegates spent half the time at each other's throats, and the other half drinking in the hotel bar. The Russians nearly capsized the entire project. The French threatened to walk out, repeatedly. John Maynard Keynes had a heart attack. His American counterpart was a KGB spy. But this summit could be instrumental in preventing World War Three. Drawing on a wealth of unpublished accounts, diaries and oral histories, this brilliant book describes the conference in stunning colour and clarity. Bringing to life the characters, events and economics and written with exceptional verve and narrative pace,this is an extraordinarily accomplished work of history from a talented new writer.

The Summit

... hiking trails in the area. Ben had kayaked the river running through the canyon
and back- packed the trail over Cascade Pass. “I climbed up here a couple of
summers ago,” Autumn said as they sat down at one of the heavy The Summit

Author: Kat Martin

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 9781426802577

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Autumn Sommers knows the danger of ignoring such powerful omens. Twelve years earlier, she could have prevented a tragic accident if only she had acted on those horrible nightmares. This time, she knows what she has to do. Her research into local missing persons suggests that the girl in Autumn's dreams could be Molly, the daughter of businessman Ben McKenzie. Still emotionally shattered from his loss and unwilling to trust this stranger, Ben is angered rather than relieved to hear her theory that Molly is still alive. Certain that she may be the girl's only chance, Autumn persists, until Ben grudgingly agrees to explore this tiny, if improbable, shred of hope. As Autumn's dreams become more and more vivid, she and Ben pursue their leads—leads that point to more murders, and to the only person in control of whether they live—or die.

The Summit

Author: Friedmut Wilhelm

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781481715911

Category: Social Science


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"The Summit" is not another book of advocacy for the environment though it is a response to such a book by biologist Edward Wilson. It asks the question, what are the root causes of the human dilemma, which now cloud our future and might render the earth unlivable at the turn of the century. "The Summit" is a hike through history and pre-history, and takes the reader to the moment when thinking was born. It challenges the concept of a profit driven society by calling for a new educational concept, which will cultivate our innate abilities like love, compassion and empathy. The new concept will make us forever aware of our interdependence with the biosphere. The dividends in terms of happiness will be much higher than an economic investment can achieve. It will usher in a new age of culture, arts and religion. The call for a New Charter of Love and Compassion must become the rallying point of all who want to ensure that we have a future on this planet. Once the Millennium Generation makes it its battle cry we will see real change happening. Asking for the purpose of your life? Here it is: help us shape and bring about the New Charter. Life will be fun again. "The Summit" is a manifesto for this purpose.

Japan at the Summit

out of the summit if the G-5 was not expanded to include his country and Canada.
25 Other European summit nations still had doubts. A compromise was reached
at Baker's suggestion, to forge an accord creating a new G-7 but retaining a role ...

Author: Shiro Saito

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351372572

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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This book, first published in 1990 and written from a Japanese perspective, examines the gradual transformation of Japan's traditional role in world politics since the Second World War. With Japan's postwar economic success came calls from many quarters for it to match its economic involvement with an equal commitment to international political relations. The book discusses in detail the realization by Japan's leadership that international cooperation must take place on many diverse levels, and focuses on Japan's involvement in Western affairs during the 1980s, through participation in the seven-power economic and political summits and dialogue at the meetings of ASEAN.

Free Trade and the Summit of the Americas

At April's Summit of the Americas in Santiago, he says, democratically elected
leaders from 34 countries will consider ways to promote education, make
government more fair and open, and reduce poverty. Also, he says, the leaders
will launch ...


Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781428967922



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Proceedings of the Summit on Cerebral Cortical Visual Impairment

vision impairment. On that occasion he shared information from the CVI Summit
that took place in the spring of 2005. In the following comments, he reflects on the
CVI Summit held earlier in San Francisco. The London meeting was different in ...

Author: Elizabeth Dennison

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 0891288171

Category: Brain damage

Page: 348

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Beyond the Summit

By the time they reached the South Summit, the American was reeling and falling
every few feet. Resting a moment to check their tanks, Dorje guessed about two
hour's worth—enough to make High Camp where the Mark, Sean, and the ...

Author: Linda J. LeBlanc

Publisher: Linda LeBlanc

ISBN: 0978535308

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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Literary fiction set in the Everest region in 1968 when the recent influx of tourism challenges traditions, friendships, and economics. Conflict between generations arises when the young desire what foreigners bring. The story includes an Everest expedition from a porter's point of view, Buddhist and animist rituals, Sherpa culture, Tibetan refugees, a love affair between an American journalist and Sherpa guide. It's the only work to dramatize the lives of Sherpas in fiction.

Reaching The Summit

... a goal or sign up for something you think would be fun even if others don't. Do
what is hard and when you complete it even if it takes several tries you will never
forget the feeling you get upon finishing. You will never 63 Reaching The Summit

Author: Jonathan DeLeon

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781452586144

Category: Self-Help

Page: 108

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Reaching the Summit addresses the most important part of weight loss: the mental change. Through the use of colorful stories, easy-to-follow examples, powerful mind exercises, and straightforward speaking, the reader is guided through building a mental platform from which they can change their life. * Free Yourself from Guilt * Discover Eating with Purpose * Learn Sustainable Exercise * Build Confidence * Reset Your Self - Image * Keep Yourself Thin Throughout an up-and-down career in college, Jonathan DeLeon struggled to find what he was meant to do in life. He realized that in order to find his passion he first needed to see the value in himself. Throughout life he had struggled with self-image issues and put on considerable weight. This led to a negative mental pattern that made him feel worthless, or at least unworthy of happiness. After many attempts DeLeon finally broke through and found that for years he had held a false belief. When he lost the weight, he would be happy. He found that in reality he had to be happy to lose the weight. But how could someone be happy when they are currently unhappy with who they are? He found the way. "Losing weight isn't only about looking better in the mirror. It's about being happy with who you are and being proud of what you have done. These feelings can only be found when you address the mental side as well as the physical. Fix your thoughts, and your body will follow." --Jonathan DeLeon

Back to the Summit

To read “Back to the Summit” is to be truly inspired. Gunter Pauli Founder, Zero
Emissions Research and Initiatives (ZERI) Author of 16 books, including “The
Blue Economy” Omer Rains met my brother, Bill, in the Amazon over 25 years
ago, ...

Author: Omer Rains

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 9781614480969

Category: Political Science

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“The way in which Omer Rains overcame a paralyzing near-death experience is as inspirational as any story can be” (John C. Malone, chairman, Liberty Media). “You’ll never walk again.” California senator Omer Rains had been a politician on the global stage, a power-broking lawyer of A-list celebrities, and conqueror of some of the highest mountains in the world. But when a paralyzing brain aneurysm and stroke hit him at age sixty-one, he became more helpless than a small child. In Back to the Summit, Rains takes readers on a courageous journey toward recovery, both physical and spiritual, as he reflects on the people, events, and American history that shaped his life and gave him the strength to dare to walk again. Every flashback to the past offers insight into the philosophy that once saved his life and now defines his every action: “Get up from every fall, no matter how great or far, and continue to live life fully.” Those who have suffered physical trauma may find hope in his story; their loved ones may gain insight and understanding. And any reader who has ever faced a mountain of a setback will be inspired to keep on fighting to live again. “I am Nepalese—a Sherpa—and Omer’s inspirational and heroic story of recovery is a moving one both in my native land of Nepal and in other countries where he does untold humanitarian work . . . This book is a must read for anyone with a loved one who has ever suffered a near death experience.” —Kaji Sherpa, former holder of world record, fastest ascent of Mount Everest

Down to the Summit

Joan Slatalla. Summit Down to the Summit Down to the Joan Slatalla.

Author: Joan Slatalla

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781481773362

Category: Fiction

Page: 182

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This is a story about primeval knowledge and forgotten powers. It is also a story of greed and murder that takes place in the American Southwest. Betatakin, Keet Seel ad Old Oraibi are real places. They are beautiful, majestic and haunting. Vivid descriptions display the color and depth of creation. Species and dreams fade away, but some secrets endure. These things are known to Shaman and Rachel Thomas, keepers of history. A satisfying portion of this knowledge is shared with the readers of Down to the Summit. The reader is exposed to interesting Native American sites and background while trying to untangle a web of intrigue and suspense. The underlying theme is one of perpetuity, continuity and responsibility.

Everest Book Three The Summit

Twenty minutes later, the two heaved themselves through a natural half arch of
rock and came to stand on the South Summit. The altitude was 28,700 feet: 450
feet higher than K2, the second-tallest mountain on Earth. They were the first ...

Author: Gordon Korman

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780545666411

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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The height of the world. Four kids are prepared to go into thin air. Each one of them could break a record if they reach the top. And each one of them knows that standing at the summit is only half the battle-they'll still have to come back down to earth. None of them is prepared for the challenges that await them as they get closer to the summit. Conditions are extreme. Supplies are low. The temperature is far below zero. And one of the kids is trying to sabotage the others. And then the storm hits. . . .

View from the Summit

... summit — and George Lowe and I had shared the leadership of many smaller
adventures. I planned and organized the New Zealand Alpine Club expedition
and had a clear idea of what we wanted to undertake. Included in my party were

Author: Edmund Hillary

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743400671

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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In a fascinating memoir by the first man to mount the peak of Everest, Hillary discusses the adventures that shaped his life, from the South Pole to the Ganges River. Reprint.

Flag on the Summit

Author: Aprilish Ch Sangma

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462071968

Category: Fiction

Page: 196

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The novel "Flag On the Summit' is about the dreams of two young girls Jentilla and Palmina who belonged to two humble families of Bolchugri, a non descript place in a non descript town. They lived in the environment where even dreaming big is impossible. They grew together since childhood along with their other friends Chinche, Hilla and Milche. While Palmina wanted to become a doctor, Jentilla wanted to become magistrate. With those two aims like two flags waving at them they began their journey towards it. But halfway, Jentilla's father and the sole bread earner of the family died and Jentilla went into depression. The people of the Bolchugri was ignorant of depression and was no help to her but rather ridiculed her and taunted her. Even her own mother was no help to her depression as to what it caused it and how to bring her into normalcy. With no help from the society her condition grew worse. But against all odds, Palmina went onto become a doctor with the relentless support of her parents and became a Psychiatrist. She stuck steadfastly into her decision and never give up her dream. Chinche was the only daughter of the drunkard father, neighbour and childhood friend of Palmina with two young brothers' in her care. Right from the early childhood after her mother's death she became a mother to them as well as a sister while at the same time looking for care and love which she found in her relationships but only short time. Nobody understood her search for love and care but branded her as a scarlet girl. With that tag she lived but found that in the end. While Hilla, another childhood friend of Palmina and Jentilla was the only daughter of well off doctor parents and never lacked for anything in life but was born with a silver spoon in her mouth, Milche was the only daughter of rich Widow's daughter and never knew the hard time. But all the five friends, even if different in their ages grew together and shared lots of childhood adventures.

Descent to the Summit

Author: Zine El Abidine M.


ISBN: 9781411641174


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Never judge a book from its cover...this short story consists of more than three thousand words and each one carries a deep meaning
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