For John Urschel, what began as an insatiable appetite for puzzles as a child developed into mastery of the elegant systems and rules of mathematics. By the time he was 13, Urschel was auditing a college-level calculus course. But when he joined his high school football team, a new interest began to eclipse the thrill he felt in the classroom. Football challenged Urschel in an entirely different way, and he became addicted to the physical contact of the sport. After he accepted a scholarship to play at Penn State, his love of math was rekindled. As a Nittany Lion, he refused to sacrifice one passion for the other. Against the odds, Urschel found a way to manage his double life as a scholar and an athlete. While he was an offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens, he simultaneously pursued his PhD in mathematics at MIT. Weaving together two separate narratives, Urschel relives for us the most pivotal moments of his bifurcated life. He explains why, after Penn State was sanctioned for the acts of former coach Jerry Sandusky, he declined offers from prestigious universities and refused to abandon his team. He describes his parents’ different influences and their profound effect on him, and he opens up about the correlation between football and CTE and the risks he took for the game he loves. Equally at home discussing Georg Cantor’s work on infinities and Bill Belichick’s playbook, Urschel reveals how each challenge - whether on the field or in the classroom - has brought him closer to understanding the two different halves of his own life and how reason and emotion, the mind and the body, are always working together. ´´So often, people want to divide the world into two”, he observes. ´´Matter and energy. Wave and particle. Athlete and mathematician. Why can’t something (or someone) be both?” 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sullivan Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004418/bk_peng_004418_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this essential handbook - a blend of Rich Dad, Poor Dad and The Happiness Project - the cohost of the wildly popular InvestED podcast shares her yearlong journey learning to invest, as taught to her by her father, investor and best-selling author Phil Town. Growing up, the words finance, savings, and portfolio made Danielle Town´s eyes glaze over, and the thought of stocks and financial statements shut down her brain. The daughter of a successful investor and best-selling financial author of Rule #1, Phil Town, she spent most of her adult life avoiding investing - until she realized that her time-consuming career as a lawyer was making her feel anything but in control of her life or her money. Determined to regain her freedom, vote for her values with her money, and deal with her fear of the unpredictable stock market, she turned to her father, Phil, to help her take charge of her life and her future through Warren Buffett-style value investing. Over the course of a year, Danielle went from avoiding everything to do with the financial industrial complex to knowing exactly how and when to invest in wonderful companies. In Invested, Danielle shows you how to do the same: how to take command of your own life and finances by choosing companies with missions that match your values, using the same gold-standard strategies that have catapulted Warren Buffet and Charlie Munger to the top of the Forbes 400. Avoiding complex math and obsolete financial models, she turns her father´s investing knowledge into 12 easy-to-understand lessons. In each chapter Danielle examines the investment strategies she mastered as her increasing know-how deepened the trust between her and her father. Throughout, she streamlines the process of making wise financial decisions and shows you just how easy - and profitable - investing can be. Capturing a warm, charming, and down-to-earth give and take between 1. Language: English. Narrator: Danielle Town, Phil Town. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006661/bk_harp_006661_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
3 Dinge, die uns intelligenter machen:Physik, Mathe, Selbstbewusstsein zuerst, Rapid learning Emotionen/ Selbstorganisation. 5. Auflage Thomas Sonnberger
The playfully evil sisters, Zoey and Eve, play matchmaker from their bakery, The Pike, in Pike Place Market in Seattle. Ligaya is a quantum physicist working in a research lab at the University of Washington. She is seduced by the numbers and math with a drive that excludes everything in her life including social interactions. Emotions have always been hard for her to understand or express. When she meets an ex-firefighter, Allison, she finds herself fighting to understand all the new feelings rising inside. Allison has a primal drive to help and protect people and Ligaya´s innocence is like a drug to her. With the the non-subtle meddling from the women at the Pike, Ligaya and Allison find themselves pulled inexorably to each other. (The Pike series is set in the same world as Music of the Soul and London Harmony, and can be heard as a standalone book.) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allyson Voller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105451/bk_acx0_105451_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.