Based on the landmark Stanford University study, the marshmallow theory details the results of an experiment where children were left alone with a marshmallow and told that if they didn’t eat it they would receive an additional marshmallow in fifteen minutes. Years later, researchers discovered that the children who had chosen to wait grew up to become more successful adults than the children who had eaten their marshmallows immediately.
In Don’t Eat the Marshmallow…Yet! and Don’t Gobble the Marshmallow…Ever!, Joachim de Posada revealed to readers that the secret to success is not merely superior intelligence or hard work, but rather the ability to delay gratification. Now, in Keep Your Eye on the Marshmallow, Posada teaches us that adhering to the marshmallow principle is especially important in uncertain economic times. True success is more than just financial gain or recognition; it’s the ability to balance every aspect of life outside of work—including hobbies, family, and love—in order to enjoy your success, maintain long-term goals, and savor the marshmallows of life.
About the Author
Joachim de Posada is a bilingual international motivational speaker, radio and TV personality, author of four books, and newspaper columnist who has spoken in more than sixty countries about leadership, team building, sales and management. His proven methods have crossed over into the sports world, and he has worked with famed NBA coach Del Harris, the Milwaukee Bucks, the Los Angeles Lakers and several Olympic teams. Posada was named one of twenty-five hot speakers in the United States who are shaping the speaking profession by Speaker, the National Speakers Association magazine. He holds a CSP, the highest earned designation in the NSA, and has conducted programs for hundreds of major corporations in the U.S. and around the world, including Verizon, Sprint, Citibank, Banco Santander, BBVA, Pfizer, Baxter, Cargill, IBM, Xerox, U.S. National Guard, Unilever, and also for professional associations such as ISSA, PMA, IFA and CLIA where he was ranked the number one speaker thirty-four times in a row.
Please note this event is in Spanish:Buscando Mi Estrella es la carta de una madre a un hijo extraordinario, su hijo dorado, el que se fue antes de tiempo. Es la historia real de Ramiro "Toti" Méndez, un jugador de béisbol universitario, estrella en Florida International University (FIU) y Westminster Christian High School de Miami. Toti, cuyos empeños atléticosadornaron los titulares locales, murió de una enfermedad cardíaca no detectada, sin saber la historia más importante de su vida: su mamá nunca tuvo la oportunidad de explicarle a Toti el secreto de su nacimiento.
El progreso que ha alcanzado Maruchi Mendez en nombre de su hijo está marcado por memorias y lágrimas. Pero, día a día, reafirman el amor de una madre y su determinación para contarle al mundo la historia de su hijo para prevenir que otros atletas pierdan su vida innecesariamente.
About the author
La poeta y escritora Maruchi Mendez nació en La Habana, Cuba. Su padre era un alto funcionario del gobierno de Fulgencio Batista y su madre, farmacéutica. En 1959 la familia completa se exilió en Miami. Maruchi quería estudiar periodismo, pero se casó muy joven y tuvo su primer hijo a los 17 años de edad. Tuvo tres hijos, Luis, Patricia y Alejandro. En 1979, cuando estaba casada en segundas nupcias con Ramiro Méndez, decidió adoptar un niño en España, donde era más fácil el trámite que en Estados Unidos. El niño fue bautizado como su padre adoptivo, Ramiro Méndez, y recibió el apodo de “Toti”. “Toti” murió a la edad de 20 años, el 2 de abril de 2000, por una cardiopatía no detectada. Cuando murió era estudiante y destacado jugador de béisbol escolar. Cayó fulminado ante la mirada atónita de su madre, mientras practicaba pelota, solo, en el patio trasero de su casa, en South Miami. Después de la muerte de “Toti” ella ha hecho lobby y encabezado varios intentos de pasar la ley que impone pruebas cardiacas mandatarias (electrocardiogramas) como parte de los exámenes médicos rutinarios, a los atletas escolares y universitarios. Maruchi está convencida de que su tragedia pudo haberse evitado con un test de rutina.
Maruchi también es co-fundadora de JunTos Foundation, una organización sin fines de lucro que contribuye a investigaciones médicas y también ayuda a pacientes jóvenes y sus familias con las múltiples necesidades que atraviesan después de ser diagnosticados con una enfermedad terminal.
Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons is an explosive rethinking of the power and purpose of nuclear weapons — and a call for radical action.
Nuclear weapons have always been a serious but seemingly insoluble problem: while they’re obviously dangerous, they are also, apparently, necessary. This groundbreaking study shows why five central arguments promoting nuclear weapons are, in essence, myths. It is a myth:
• that nuclear weapons necessarily shock and awe opponents, including Japan at the end of World War II • that nuclear deterrence is reliable in a crisis • that destruction wins wars • that the bomb has kept the peace for sixty-five years • and that we can’t put the nuclear genie back in the bottle
Drawing on new information and the latest historical research, Ward Wilson poses a fundamental challenge to the myths on which nuclear weapons policy is currently built. Using pragmatic arguments and an unemotional, clear-eyed insistence on the truth, he arrives at a surprising conclusion: nuclear weapons are enormously dangerous, but don’t appear to be terribly useful. In that case, he asks, why would we want to keep them?
Sara Shepard is the author of two New York Times bestselling series, Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game. She graduated from New York University and has an MFA from Brooklyn College. Sara's Pretty Little Liars novels were inspired by her upbringing in Philadelphia's Main Line.
Katie Sise is an author, jewelry designer, and television host. Lucky magazine has called her a "Designer to Watch," and her company has appeared in most major fashion magazines, including Vogue, W, Elle, Self, and many more. Katie is also the author of Creative Girl: The Ultimate Guide for Turning Talent and Creativity into a Real Career.
Sarah Strohmeyer is a bestselling and award-winning novelist whose books include The Cinderella Pact (which was made into a Lifetime Original Movie called Lying To Be Perfect), The Sleeping Beauty Proposal, The Secret Lives of Fortunate Wives, Sweet Love, and the Bubbles mystery series. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including the Plain Dealer and the Boston Globe. She lives with her family outside Montpelier, Vermont. This is her first novel for teens.
Digging through memories long buried, Raquel Cepeda embarks upon a journey not only into her ancestry but also into her own history. Born in Harlem to Dominican parents, she was sent to live with her maternal grandparents in the Paraíso (Paradise) district in Santo Domingo while still a baby. It proved to be an idyllic reprieve in her otherwise fraught childhood. Paraíso came to mean family, home, belonging. When Cepeda returned to the US, she discovered her family constellation had changed. Her mother had a new, abusive boyfriend, who relocated the family to San Francisco. When that relationship fell apart, Cepeda found herself back in New York City with her father and European stepmother: attending tennis lessons and Catholic schools; fighting vicious battles with her father, who discouraged her from expressing the Dominican part of her hyphenated identity; and immersed in the ’80s hip-hop culture of uptown Manhattan. It was in these streets, through the prism of hip-hop and the sometimes loving embrace of her community, that Cepeda constructed her own identity.
Years later, when Cepeda had become a successful journalist and documentary filmmaker, the strands of her DNA would take her further, across the globe and into history. Who were her ancestors? How did they—and she—become Latina? Her journey, as the most unforgettable ones often do, would lead her to places she hadn’t expected to go. With a vibrant lyrical prose and fierce honesty, Cepeda parses concepts of race, identity, and ancestral DNA among Latinos by using her own Dominican-American story as one example, and in the process arrives at some sort of peace with her father.
Traveling to space and fighting dragons -- that's just a few of the things Daddy did today. Join author Walter Wally as he reads from his new children's book, What Daddy Did Today: A Father's Bedtime Story.