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Begin from Within

Begin from Within: Teachings on Love from a Buddhist Monk

Begin from Within is the latest release from Asia’s most popular, million-copy selling monk Ryunosuke Koike. Based upon Koike’s love advice column on a popular astrology website, Begin from Within provides answers to a variety of typical romance troubles, combining Buddhist thought with his unusual and outspoken writing style. Unlike any Buddhist book published before, Koike’s latest release provides readers with an entirely new look into this enigmatic monk’s mind.  

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Begin with Why and For Whom?: General Electronics’ Functional Approach

Begin with Why and For Whom?: General Electronics’ Functional Approach

When you run into problems in business settings, what is the first thing that comes into your mind? A good starting point leads to a good solution. This is the book that will set you on the right path.

The problem solving skill is the most sought out asset among business people. Way too many books claim to teach you this skill, but they tend to be overcomplicated. It’s as simple as it could be with the functional approach. Say, your company has been doing too well recently, and workers stay working overnight every day, overwhelmed by the increasing volume of work. What should we do here? Just hire more people or what? The functional approach pioneered by General Electronics allows you to look deeper into causes of things, rather than fighting surface matters. The question to ask here is: Why and for whom are we doing it? With this book, it could not be easier to understand and practice this ground breaking approach at your work. Transform the way you solve problems.

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Beyond the Horizon

Beyond the Horizon

All modern media outlets are in the midst of fierce competition from digital media. Will publishers and television broadcasters be able to survive this period in which technological advances seem to be occurring on a daily basis? Beyond the Horizon is a challenging title that analyzes the latest worldwide paradigm shifts in media; covering topics such as the internet, social media, smart phones, and ultimately providing a prediction of power balances in the media market in 2014.

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Book of the Wise

Book of the Wise

This fantasy/personal growth novel tells the story of a man named Alex who finds hope for life again after meeting a mysterious young boy.  The young boy has a journal, in which he writes about his travels, which he calls the Book of the Wise.

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Brush!

Brush!

After giving up on his aspirations of being a pro baseball, high schooler Sorairo decides to enter an art high school…though mostly just to see naked girls. Once there, he meets four new friends who have similarly given up on their athletic dreams, as well as an exceedingly strange girl named Kana.

This debut novel by Izuru Kanata takes place in 1980’s Tokyo, and has something for every lover of comedy and young romance stories.

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Buddhist Clutter Busting

BUDDHIST CLUTTER BUSTING

The concept of Dan-Sha-Li, a Japanese cluster busting method inspired by Buddhist philosophy designed to make your life more profound with less possessions in hand, is now a massive social movement sweeping its way through Japan. Though there are many publications on the subject of Dan-Sha-Li, this unique volume is written in the form of a comic book essay, a popular genre amongst young female readers.

Through reading comic strips depicting the author's real life episodes, readers can experience her Dan-Sha-Li cleaning spree as if they were their own, taking its methods to heart as they read on, which makes our publication stands out among others as it offers an easy-to-read introduction that first-timers to Dan-Sha-Li can enjoy. Going beyond clutter busting, the book illustrates the kind of processes and methods required to make your life more profound.

When broken down, ”Dan-Sha-Li,” a word based on the Buddhist teachings, means:

Dan – shutting off the incoming overflow

Sha – throwing away the unnecessary

Li – abandoning material desire

We can enjoy a more comfortable, unburdened lifestyle by liberating ourselves from an accumulation of “stuff” and “things” by throwing out the unnecessary.

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Buddhist Clutter Busting Continues

Buddhist Clutter Busting Continues

The concept of Dan-Sha-Li, a Japanese cluster busting method inspired by Buddhist philosophy designed to make your life more profound with less possessions in hand, is now a massive social movement sweeping its way through Japan. Though there are many publications on the subject of Dan-Sha-Li, this unique volume is written in the form of a comic book essay, a popular genre amongst young female readers. Through reading comic strips depicting the author's real life episodes, readers can experience her Dan-Sha-Li cleaning spree as if they were their own, taking its methods to heart as they read on.

This sequel following in the footsteps of the first Buddhist Clutter Busting focuses more on invisible waste, such as memberships and insurance you can't remember even signing up for. This book tells you how to achieve a happier and peaceful life by getting rid of the unnecessary obsessions in the same easy-to-follow comic format featured in its predecessor.

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Business Bushido in the Global Generation

Business Bushido in the Global Generation

Bushido can be found at the very roots of Japanese business culture. This confuses many foreigners especially when they come across following situations that distinguish the differences between culture of Japan and others;

- Employees are loyal to the companies they work at

- People often apologize, especially at the workplace without any particular reasons

- It is common to visit temples and shrines to pray

- Japan somehow maintains sufficient economic power despite its lack of resources

If you learn more about the Bushido spirit you will be able to understand cultural differences, which, surprisingly, a lot of Japanese people never notice. Bushido has been the ideal model from the archaic period, which was refined in the era of Samurai, later spreading to commoners during the Meiji Restoration. Bushido thought is continuously at the center of Japanese people’s lives.

The author, a former Israeli ambassador in Japan, who has mastered martial arts including Karate, Judo, and Iaido, analyzes Japanese culture and its distinctive characteristics from a foreigner’s perspective. Explaining the origin and development of Bushido, classical essentials written by Musashi Miyamoto and Inazo Nitobe, and Bushido techniques that can be applied to business situations, the book illustrates the influence of Bushido in today’s society and its advantages.

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Business Models 101

Business Models 101: Learn the Basics from 31 Ultra-Successful Brands

Why is it that whatever product certain companies turn out sells instantly?

It’s because their employees know what products sell!

With this single volume you can learn not only the basics of vital businesses, but also how to generate new ideas and products.

Highlighting 31 highly successful companies like Apple, Amazon, Toyota, Facebook, Unilever, Zara, and Starbucks, readers can find out why social games are such cash cows, how free services generate profit, and how to find their own “blue ocean” to create a successful business.

Filled with detailed case studies, the fully-illustrated Business Models 101 not only provides readers with hints to help them come up with new ideas and innovations, but also multiple pages of worksheets to help readers fully absorb and apply the strategies introduced. Perfect for those looking to brush up their business skills or study groups.

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