Burning Ambition

Burning Ambition

This book's title, Burning Ambition, invokes a contradiction that is central to Kenyan students' experiences as well as young people's dilemmas more broadly. It spotlights the seemingly fraught juxtaposition of destruction with the ...

Author: Elizabeth Cooper

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 9780299337902

Category: Education

Page: 235

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Burning Ambition explores how young people learn to understand and influence the workings of power and justice in their society. Since 2008, hundreds of secondary schools across Kenya have been targeted with fire by their students. Through an in-depth study of Kenyan secondary students’ use of arson, Elizabeth Cooper asks why. With insightful ethnographic analysis, she shows that these young students deploy arson as moral punishment for perceived injustices and arson proves an effective tactic in their politics from below. Drawing from years of research and a rich array of sources, Cooper accounts for how school fires stoke a national conversation about the limited means for ordinary Kenyans, and especially youth, to peacefully influence the governance of their own lives. Further, Cooper argues that Kenyan students’ actions challenge the existing complacency with the globalized agenda of “education for all,” demonstrating that submissive despondency is not the only possible response to the failed promises of education to transform material and social inequalities.
Categories: Education

Burning Ambition

Burning Ambition

Briefly defined, it is a disease that consumes the victim with a burning desire or burning ambition to be president of the United States. Who can say but the divine planner? Imagine a poor boy from Sacred Heart Parish in South Philly as ...

Author: John J. Riley

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781503554993

Category: Fiction

Page: 206

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From his humble beginning in South Phila politics to his election as Governor of Penna Jim Devlin’s life is a story of true love and driving political ambition.
Categories: Fiction

Burning Ambition

Burning Ambition


Author: Margaret Thomson Davis

Publisher: Black & White Publishing

ISBN: 9781845028084

Category: Fiction

Page: 267

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The author captures the intrigue and danger of the royal court during the time of Mary, Queen of Scots, through the eyes of a young woman, Marie Hepburn. Marie''s mo ther schemes and the outcome of her plans is murder and Mary ''s exile in France. '
Categories: Fiction

Burning Ambition

Burning Ambition

Burning Ambition RAZORBILL Published by the Penguin Group Penguin Young Readers Group 345 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014, U.S.A. Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014, U.S.A. Penguin Group ...

Author: Jonathan Bernstein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101404270

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

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Alison Cole and the Department of Hotness are back and ready for action in the sizzling sequel to Hottie?all about a Beverly Hills princess who can shoot fire from her fingertips! Ever since defeating her evil stepmother, Carmen, Alison?s life has been totally fla-mazing. But when she wins a coveted internship at Jen Magazine, she?ll have to take on fifteen-year-old Editor-in-Chief Pixie Furmanovsky?the biggest Superbrat the world has ever seen! Pixie always gets what she wants, and now she?s after Alison?s boyfriend, T! Can Hottie give little miss BratGirl a Super Sweet Sixteen that she?ll never forget? Or is this Superteen about to get superfired?
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

The Burning Ambition

The Burning Ambition

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Author: Jesper J. Elling

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781483653099

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 170

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Thank you for your interest in my new book. In this, my fourth book, I will share all my insights and secrets about breakthrough leadership with you. How you can create extraordinary and lasting breakthrough growth in top and bottom line performance, "simply" by changing the way you lead the company. From "burning platform" to "burning ambition" Most industries and companies have now adapted to the new world order of recession or the post-recession zero growth environment. This means that most companies no longer have to fight for their life on a day-to-day basis and the idea of using the "burning platform" is more or less gone. The recession was a great chance to rethink, redirect and reinvent the company. If you utilized that opportunity I guess that your company is close to being in the best shape ever. This means it is time to capitalize on the great additional potential in the marketplace and in the, company by creating a "burning ambition". The concept of the "burning platform" is pain driven. The situation is painful and you have got to run. "Where to" does not really matter. The alternative, the concept of "burning ambition", is pleasure driven it is about a particularly attractive situation or state that you want to realize a place you want to go. Most companies have a huge potential that can be liberated through breakthrough leadership. It is not unlikely that top and bottom-line performance can be grown by 25 to 50 per cent year-on-year via breakthrough leadership. It all starts with you believing in the additional potential. If you do this in the right way the upside is fantastic and the potential downside is close to non-existent. This is the optimal situation and starting point for your transformation. Join me on my breakthrough mission.
Categories: Business & Economics

Burning Ambition It Starts at Home

Burning Ambition  It Starts at Home

Joe Charles was about to contradict her, when he started to smell something burning. He looked around at his neighbors' yards, but none of them were burning leaves yet. ... BURNING AMBITION: IT STARTS AT HOME Kate Russell 6.

Author: Kate Russell

Publisher: Kate Russell Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 7

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Joe Charles Baker's life has been miserable ever since the meddlesome aliens landed. As their self-improvement books hit the best seller list, his wife becomes their biggest fan. Will her efforts to better their lives be appreciated? Or will the whole thing go up in smoke? Burning Ambition is a 1,200 word humorous short story. Keywords: humor, short story, self-improvement, aliens, South, Southern, marriage
Categories: Fiction

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Jennifer Greene, Amy Knupp. YOURS, MINE 8: OURS ENNIEEE GREENE BURNING AMBITION MY KNUP - Yours, Mine & Ours Jennifer Greene Burning Ambition Amy Knupp. Front Cover.

Author: Jennifer Greene

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9781408903728

Category: Fiction

Page: 449

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Yours, Mine & Ours Newly single lawyer Mike wanted only one thing – to be the best dad ever. And if that meant he needed to lead a life of celibacy, he could handle that. Until he met new next-door neighbour Amanda that is...
Categories: Fiction



An Essay on the Burning Desire to Rise Eckart Goebel ... In the context of Pettigrove's own discussion of competition, he finally addresses the kind of potentially unquenchable, burning ambition that transcends its objects, ...

Author: Eckart Goebel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501383861

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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We describe people who are “consumed” or “devoured” by ambition as if by a predator or an out-of-control inferno. Thinkers since deepest antiquity have raised these questions, approaching the subject of ambition with ambivalence and often trepidation-as when the ancient Greek poet Hesiod proposed a differentiation between the good and the bad goddess Eris. Indeed, ambition as a longing for immortal fame seems to be one of the unique hallmarks of the human species. While philosophy has touched only occasionally on the problem of burning ambition, sociology, psychoanalysis, and world literature have provided rich and more revealing descriptions and examples of its shaping role in human history. Drawing on a long and varied tradition of writing on this topic, ranging from the works of Homer through Shakespeare, Freud, and Kafka and from the history of ancient Greece and Rome to the Italian Renaissance and up to the present day (to modernity and the current neoliberal era), Eckart Goebel explores our driving passion for recognition - that insatiable hunter in the mirror - and power.
Categories: Philosophy

Leadership Transformed

Leadership Transformed

accountability autonomy and, 68 coaching and, 87 Movie metaphor and, 141 personal burning ambition and, 13 Russian dolls metaphor and, 167, 168 Snowball metaphor and, xxiv, 26, 27, 29, 30, 30–37, 35, 38, 39, 42–43, 44, 47 Alignment ...

Author: Peter Fuda

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781847659651

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

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Ask around in business circles, and you'll get a thousand different answers. But now, internationally-renowned leadership expert Dr Peter Fuda has created a single, coherent roadmap for greatness: after more than a decade's research and practice, Fuda shares the seven common threads that have enabled hundreds of CEOs across the world to transform themselves into effective, inspiring leaders. Leadership Transformed uses seven easy-to-remember metaphors to distil Fuda's research into a pathway for real, lasting change. The Fire metaphor, for example, will help you shift from burning platforms (fear-driven leadership) to burning ambition (purpose-driven leadership). Fuda has helped leaders on four continents achieve greatness. Previously available only to the select clients of his industry-leading consultancy, now Fuda's expert knowledge can help kick-start your own leadership transformation.
Categories: Business & Economics

In Quest of life

In Quest of life

Since mind got lost in flight of imagination, I've been nurturing burning ambition To become a renowned personality, Who could restore peace for humanity! And that ambition still keeps burning, Burning my complete self with yearning, ...

Author: KS Gentleman

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781491822296

Category: Poetry

Page: 157

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I wish to see my book as a guide for those who are depressed, sad, woe begone, Pessimist, arrogant, Egotist and stone -hearted. The theme of my book is multiple ie" Live in today" Simple living high thinking" "Curtail attachment with materialism.Lift your soul above and be attuned with almighty.If you have surplus do not hesitate to give some to others who doesnt have. We are all created equal and we are all brothers and sisters. Live with love with each other. Love is God. Hate is of the Devil. Think yourself as a traveler in this world.Life is a short journey. Soon it will end and anon you have to go towards unknown there and then without dilly dally. Don't live like a slave being caught in by mundane illusionment and fugacious enchantment. Live always free of all bondages ties, taboos and tinsel snares whatsoever. Life is nothing but unending episode of unavoidable vicissitudes.From the very beginning to the end it has been followed by sorrows and happiness on slaughts.but in fact the outcome of life is mystic absolutely confusion casting. During life when we face adversity we cry helplessly like a timid and innocent child; but during prosperity we laugh and behave wildly and stupidity and become arrogant and egotist. Whichever angle you live or look at life, life looks as if the same. But we should live or look at life mostly in terms of soul not body. I believe if we think life in terms of soul; lot of life's foreseen and unforeseen problems be automatically mitigated and vanished. And life will become easy to live .Life become stressless, worryless, fearless and troubleless.
Categories: Poetry