344 Questions

The Creative Person's Do-It-Yourself Guide to Insight, Survival, and Artistic Fulfillment

Author: Stefan G. Bucher

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0321733002

Category: Computers

Page: 139

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Presents a collection of questions to help readers determine where they are in their life and career, formulate goals, and how to achieve them, along with questions and answers from a variety of writers, musicians, and artists that they were asked on their way to success.

344 Questions

The Creative Person's Do-It-Yourself Guide to Insight, Survival, and Artistic Fulfillment

Author: Stefan G. Bucher

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0132767287

Category: Computers

Page: 144

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The secret to creative success lies not in knowing the right answers, but in knowing how to ask the right questions–and this little book is full of them! A veritable therapy session on paper, 344 Questions is composed entirely of questions designed to help you determine where you are in your life and career, where you want to be, and how to get there. Hopefully, you'll also laugh along the way. Each spread in this colorful, pocket-sized book contains a series of several questions illustrated in Stefan Bucher's unique, whimsical, hand-lettered style. The questions are designed to get you thinking and drawing and writing with room on each spread to fill in the blanks and jot down ideas. Sample questions include: Can you name 10 things that reliably stress you out? Do you need 10 more spaces? Was filling out lists on your list? Or the decimal system? What happens when you get stressed out? Do you think stress is heroic? Can you please convince me that that's really stupid? In addition to the questions provided by Bucher, the book features questions from creative celebrities who share some of the questions they were asked on the way to success, or, in some cases, the questions they wish they had been asked. The talented group of writers, musicians, and artists contributing to the book include: Jed Alger Judd Apatow Marian Bantjes Ken Carbone Tim Carvell Deanne Cheuk Wayne Coyne Russell Davies Arem Duplessis Dave Eggers Karen Fowler Ze Frank Jona Frank Jill Greenberg Stanley Hainsworth Peter Hannan Debbie Millman Rick Morris Seth Morris Christoph Niemann David Norland Patton Oswalt Martha Rich Stefan Sagmeister Meredith Scardino J.J. Sedelmaier Dave Stewart Lara Tomlin Jakob Trollbäck Rick Valicenti Esther Pearl Watson Lynda Weinman Jan Wilker Doyald Young Tarsem If you answer even half of the questions in this book, it will change your life.

344 Questions – The Creative Persons Do-It-Yourself Guide to Insight, Survival, and Artistic Fulfillment

344 Questions – The Creative Persons Do-It-Yourself Guide to Insight, Survival, and Artistic Fulfillment

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Publisher: GMASS

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The secret to creative success lies not in knowing the right answers, but in knowing how to ask the riqht questions–and this little book is full of them! A veritable therapy session on paper, 344 Questions is composed entirely of questions designed to help you determine where you are in your life and career, where you want to be, and how to get there. Hopefully, you’ll also laugh along the way.

Dark Nights of the Soul

A Guide to Finding Your Way Through Life's Ordeals

Author: Thomas Moore

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592401338

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 329

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Explains how to use times of challenge, disappointment, illness, and dissatisfaction as an opportunity to explore the soul's deepest needs in order to provide healing and a new understanding of the meaning of life.

Everything that Can Happen in a Day

Author: David Horvitz

Publisher: Mark Batty Pub

ISBN: 9781935613060

Category: Art

Page: 127

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Artist David Horvitz knows how to transform the mundane details of everyday life into unexpected quirks that inspire people to action. This title features some of Horvitz's favourite ideas as well as an astonishing array of images that document people following Horvitz's cues.

100 Days Of Monsters

Author: Stefan Bucher

Publisher: HOW Books

ISBN: 9781600610912

Category: Humor

Page: 224

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Hello. My name is Stefan G. Bucher, and you're looking at a collection of my monsters. For 100 days, I filmed myself putting a few drops of ink on a piece of paper each day and transforming the resulting blot into a new monster. Every night I posted the result on my website dailymonster.com and stood back in wonder as visitors from all over the world told me the amazing stories behind each creature. WHAT'S INSIDE THIS BOOK? 100 Daily Monsters 257 of my favorite monster stories 1 DVD featuring all 100 Daily Monster video clips, 701 bonus comments and stories, one Real Time Monster, a special video message from yours truly, and 10 Open Source Ink Blots that let you make your own Daily Monsters. GO AHEAD! TAKE A LOOK INSIDE! The monsters aren't going to bite... Well ... hang on ... they actually might. But I made sure they all had their rabies shots before I sent the book to print. Just look out for Monsters 44 and 57. And for No.79. He just gets too excited. And No.82. He's got a circular saw for a hand, and he's off his medication. Other than that you should be fine!

The Open Daybook

Author: David P. Earle

Publisher: Mark Batty Pub

ISBN: 9781935613077

Category: Art, Modern

Page: 384

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A perpetual calendar features the work of three hundred sixty-five artists who were assigned a date and given twenty-four hours to create the work of art featured on their date's page.

Stefan G. Bucher's Letterheads

An Eccentric Alphabet

Author: Stefan G. Bucher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781944700492

Category: Art

Page: 64

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An innovative alphabet book using 3D modeling software from one of the nation's most prominent graphic designers

Photoshop Masking & Compositing

Author: Katrin Eismann,Sean Duggan,James Porto

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0132117290

Category: Computers

Page: 504

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Designers, photographers, and artists use Photoshop to create fantastic and realistic images for illustrations, fine art, and editorial content. Whether they're landscape or portrait photographers, illustrators or fine artists, masking and compositing are essential skills to master for combining images to the extent that it is impossible to tell where one image stops and the other one begins. In this completely revised edition of her best-selling guide to masking and compositing, Photoshop artist and educator Katrin Eismann--along with compositing experts Sean Duggan and James Porto--takes readers through numerous step-by-step examples, highlighting the tools and techniques used for masking and combining images. Featuring work by leading artists and photographers, this book focuses on the techniques used to create compelling compositions, including making fast and accurate selections, mastering Photoshop's masking tools, and implementing the concept and photography from start to finish. The book addresses working with Photoshop's selection tools; selecting and maintaining fine details and edges; and working with difficult image elements, such as cloth, hair, or translucent objects. All-new photographic examples, updated instruction to cover the latest version of Adobe Photoshop, and an expanded section on shooting photographs for composite work make this a must-have guide for anyone interested in photographing and creating professional composite images. Visit www.peachpit.com/pmc2e to download dozens of the images featured in this book and practice the illustrated techniques with the same files used in the book. Also, download a full, free chapter on how to use the Pen Tool, one of the best selection tools in Photoshop.

The Leadership Labyrinth

Negotiating the Paradoxes of Ministry

Author: Judson Edwards

Publisher: Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781573124416

Category: Religion

Page: 117

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The leadership paradox : the harder you try to control a group, the less control you will have -- The calendar paradox : the busier you are, the less you will accomplish -- The relationship paradox : the people who like you most will be the ones you try least to please -- The anxiety paradox : the less you worry about the church, the better it will do -- The stewardship paradox : the more you preach about money, the less you will receive -- The preaching paradox : the more you preach, the less you will have to say -- The negotiation paradox : the most serious issues cannot be handled seriously -- The learning paradox : you will only learn more of what you already know -- The power paradox : the weakest people in the church tend to wield the most power -- The issues paradox : the issues you most want to push are beyond pushing -- The decision paradox : people seldom have to choose between right and wrong -- The influence paradox : the most powerful people in your life will not be powerful people -- The controversy paradox : the issue you are arguing about is not the issue at all -- The confrontation paradox : direct confrontation seldom confronts the problem -- The intimacy paradox : distance often helps people more than closeness -- The ministry paradox : the more you try to help people, the more helpless people become -- the helper's paradox : the best way to help others is to take care of yourself -- The organization paradox : the more organized the church becomes, the less it accomplishes -- The problems paradox : problems are not really problems at all -- The time paradox : the less important the issue, the more time you will spend on it -- The attitude paradox : only pastors who are having fun can seriously proclaim the gospel.

The Accidental Creative

How to Be Brilliant at a Moment's Notice

Author: Todd Henry

Publisher: Portfolio

ISBN: 1591846242

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 229

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The creator of a leading business podcast by the same name outlines a practical method for tapping one's creative potential in order to generate effective ideas without undue stress, providing coverage of such strategies as beginning with an end goal in mind and managing energy efficiently. 20,000 first printing.

Graphic Design Rules

365 Essential Design Dos and Don'ts

Author: Peter Dawson,John Foster,Tony Seddon,Sean Adams

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711233461

Category: Design

Page: 384

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Ask any graphic designer the world over about their preferred approach to setting type, choosing a colour, or beginning a new layout, and you will rarely get exactly the same answer twice. Every creative has their own individual approach, or more importantly their own combinations of the thousands of techniques one can apply when planning a new design project. But there are some dos and don'ts that always figure strongly in any heated debate about what one should or should not accept as the right way to create the best graphic design. Packed with practical advice but presented in a light-hearted fashion, Graphic Design Rules is the perfect book for the ever-growing group of non-designers who want some graphic design guidance. And for more experienced designers, individual entries will either bring forth knowing nods of agreement or hoots of derision, depending on whether or not the reader loves or hates hyphenation, has a pathological fear of beige, or thinks that baseline grids are boring. In the style of a classical almanac, 365 entries combine a specific rule with a commentary from a variety of experienced designers from all fields of the graphic design industry. Grouped into six colour-coded chapters - typography, colour, layout, imagery, production, and creative thinking - the reader can either dip in at random or use the book as the source of a daily lesson in how to produce great graphic design.

Investing in Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue

Author: Unesco

Publisher: UNESCO

ISBN: 9231040774

Category: Political Science

Page: 402

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This report analyses all aspects of cultural diversity, which has emerged as a key concern of the international community in recent decades, and maps out new approaches to monitoring and shaping the changes that are taking place. It highlights, in particular, the interrelated challenges of cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue and the way in which strong homogenizing forces are matched by persistent diversifying trends. The report proposes a series of ten policy-oriented recommendations, to the attention of States, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, international and regional bodies, national institutions and the private sector on how to invest in cultural diversity. Emphasizing the importance of cultural diversity in different areas (languages, education, communication and new media development, and creativity and the marketplace) based on data and examples collected from around the world, the report is also intended for the general public. It proposes a coherent vision of cultural diversity and clarifies how, far from being a threat, it can become beneficial to the action of the international community.

The Corporate Whistleblower's Survival Guide

A Handbook for Committing the Truth

Author: Tom Devine,Tarek F. Maassarani

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1605099880

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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From Erin Brockovich to Enron, whistleblowers who “challenge abuses of power that betray the public trust” have proven to be an unfortunate necessity in modern business culture. Their efforts to report crimes, fraud, and dangers to public health and safety have saved millions of lives and billions of dollars of shareholder value – and had we heeded the warnings of whistleblowers, perhaps disasters such as the Bernie Madoff scandal and the Lehman Brothers meltdown could have been averted. Recent federal legislation in finance and health reform have cemented legal protections and mechanisms for whistleblowing. This book provides a thorough guide and history to the whistleblower's legal rights. The ultimate survival guide, it provides advice on getting help and finding allies, warns that retaliation is often the reward for "committing the truth" and shows how to weather the storm. With extensive legal texts, sample letters, resources, and information on upcoming whistleblower reforms, this is the ultimate source on the subject.

Words That Work

It's Not What You Say, It's What People Hear

Author: Frank Luntz

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401385745

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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The nation's premier communications expert shares his wisdom on how the words we choose can change the course of business, of politics, and of life in this country In Words That Work, Luntz offers a behind-the-scenes look at how the tactical use of words and phrases affects what we buy, who we vote for, and even what we believe in. With chapters like "The Ten Rules of Successful Communication" and "The 21 Words and Phrases for the 21st Century," he examines how choosing the right words is essential. Nobody is in a better position to explain than Frank Luntz: He has used his knowledge of words to help more than two dozen Fortune 500 companies grow. Hell tell us why Rupert Murdoch's six-billion-dollar decision to buy DirectTV was smart because satellite was more cutting edge than "digital cable," and why pharmaceutical companies transitioned their message from "treatment" to "prevention" and "wellness." If you ever wanted to learn how to talk your way out of a traffic ticket or talk your way into a raise, this book's for you.

Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062316109

Category: Science

Page: 464

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New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

Clinician's Thesaurus

The Guidebook for Writing Psychological Reports

Author: Edward L. Zuckerman

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781572305694

Category: Psychology

Page: 385

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A bestseller with over 150,000 copies in print, this popular guidebook offers an exhaustive checklist of thousands of words and phrases in an easily accessible format, enabling practitioners to quickly select the appropriate terms to describe almost any clinical situation.

One Perfect Pitch: How to Sell Your Idea, Your Product, Your Business--or Yourself

Author: Marie Perruchet

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071837531

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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What’s YOUR story? In the hypercompetitive world of Silicon Valley, this question has replaced “What’s your pitch?” It’s another way of asking, “Who are you?” The art of the pitch is nothing short of a survival skill. If an entrepreneur can’t convince an investor in 10 minutes that a business idea has potential, that is often the end of it. If a project manager in a large enterprise can’t win support from other stakeholders, his or her project is at risk. You always need to be selling yourself, pitching your partners or your clients to work with you, or pitching what makes your new business an exciting and worthwhile investment. You may not realize it right now, but you do have a one-of-a-kind story to tell, one that makes you stand out from everyone else—a unique tale that makes you, your product, or your business unforgettable. In One Perfect Pitch, Marie Perruchet will help you discover it, hone it, and present it, so that you get buy-in from colleagues and potential investors. Learn: • How to mine the worst experiences of your life for your pitch • How to tell me, show me, and sign me up in one minute • How to make a good impression through any medium • The dos and don’ts of pitching etiquette—and how to correct common mistakes • The unspoken rules in Silicon Valley A former mentor at 500 Startups, where she was a pitching coach to world-changing companies at one of the largest incubators in the U.S., Perruchet shares her proven methodology, insider advice, and hands-on exercises. She provides a step-by-step framework that ensures you are pitch perfect whenever you need to sell an idea, a product, a business—or yourself. Marie Perruchet is the founder of One Perfect Pitch, a San Francisco-based consulting firm. Drawing on her experience as a BBC journalist and news correspondent, she works with business executives to shape their stories and deliver effective pitches. As a former mentor at 500 Startups, the largest accelerator program in the U.S., she helped prepare startup founders and entrepreneurs for Demo Day, when they pitch venture capital funds and angel investors. Her clients include multinationals, tech incubators and accelerators, startup founders and entrepreneurs, and portfolio companies. Perruchet also coaches C-level executives from around the world and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Marie Claire, and Le Monde.

What is Qualitative Interviewing?

Author: Rosalind Edwards,Janet Holland

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1849668019

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

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What is Qualitative Interviewing? is an accessible and comprehensive 'what is' and 'how to' methods book. It is distinctive in emphasising the importance of good practice in understanding and undertaking qualitative interviews within the framework of a clear philosophical position. Rosalind Edwards and Janet Holland provide clear and succinct explanations of a range of philosophies and theories of how to know about the social world, and a thorough discussion of how to go about researching it using interviews. A series of short chapters explain and illustrate a range of interview types and practices. Drawing on their own and colleagues' experiences Holland and Edwards provide real research examples as informative illustrations of qualitative interviewing in practice, and the use of a range of creative interview tools. They discuss the use of new technologies as well as tackling enduring issues around asking and listening and power dynamics in research. Written in a clear and accessible style the book concludes with a useful annotated bibliography of key texts and journals in the field. What is Qualitative Interviewing? provides a vital resource for both new and experienced social science researchers across a range of disciplines.

The Good Research Guide

Author: Martyn Denscombe

Publisher: McGraw-Hill International

ISBN: 0335220223

Category: Study Aids

Page: 349

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As a best-selling introductory book on the basics of social research, The Good Research Guide provides an accessible yet comprehensive introduction to the main approaches to social research and the methods most commonly used by researchers in the social sciences. This edition has been updated to account for recent developments in the field such as: The emergence of mixed methods approaches Increased use of internet research More frequent use of methods such as triangulation and focus groups Developments in research ethics Written for anyone undertaking a small-scale research project, either as part of an academic course or as part of their professional development, this book provides: A clear, straightforward introduction to data collection methods and data analysis Explanations of the key decisions researchers need to take, with practical advice on how to make appropriate decisions Essential checklists to guide good practice This book is perfect for the first-time researcher looking for guidance on the issues they should consider and traps they should avoid when embarking on a social research project.