Everything in nature evolves by trial and error. We cannot avoid this fundamental method of natural evolution, but our human advantage is that we can think about and learn from the errors before trying again.
Trial, Error, and Success helps boost that advantage with 10 insights into realistic knowledge, thinking, and emotional intelligence. You will see throughout the book how successful thinking combines sharp analyses of new information with broad analogies to existing knowledge. The authors use real-life examples to show: How thinking can avoid overgeneralization traps. How to create new knowledge by trial-and-error thinking. How to reduce personal risk and maximize benefits by collective application of the trial-and-error process. It becomes obvious why machine learning and automatic actions cannot replace human intelligence and decision making!
Runaway Masters: A True Story of Slavery, Freedom, Triumph, and Tragedy Beyond 1619 and 1776
by Joseph Cotto
For generations, they ruled over blacks and whites. They were--and still are--the Seminoles, the only American Indians who never surrendered to Uncle Sam. Runaways from other tribes, the Seminoles carved a kingdom for themselves out of the wilds of Florida, despite British and Spanish imperialists theoretically ruling the day.
The Seminoles also enslaved fugitives from American plantations, creating a slaveholding society unlike any other. When the Americans wanted not only their slaves back, but unsurpassed control over Florida, the Seminoles formed a groundbreaking alliance with those who they held in bondage. What happened next is an epic story of victory, defeat, friendship, betrayal, hard truths, damnable lies, integration, segregation, heroism, cowardice, deep respect, blind hatred, and--above all else--the struggle for survival.
When a detective is this good, his family inevitably ends up in the crosshairs...
Harry Starke has lost count of the criminals he's put behind bars, and death threats are part of the job description. But when a sniper's bullet comes within inches of Starke's wife, his whole world changes. It turns out an ex-congressman with an axe to grind doesn’t just want to kill the detective. He wants Starke to suffer...
To protect the people he loves, Starke must play cat and mouse with a deadly ex-Mossad agent. His only chance to keep his wife and crew alive is to crack the case in record time. If he fails, it won't be long until the assassin's aim finds its mark...
My name is Tara Knightley, and I'm on the Fae mafia's hit list. My childhood crush just rode back into town, too, and that may spell even bigger trouble...
My talent for sensing magical objects has made me a damn good professional thief for the past decade. But it's also what got me into a blood oath with notorious Fae mob boss Grant Shaw. My relationship with Shaw is rapidly souring, and I need to break free before it turns deadly. The solution? I must steal a magic skull from Shaw's biggest rival and deliver it to him, and then he'll nullify our blood oath.
The national bestselling memoir of a friendship between a New England outdoorsman and the scrawny foxhound who came to his door one snowy day.
A longtime journalist and a winner of the John Burroughs Medal for distinguished nature writing, Borland tells the tale of the time he shared with Pat in this touching true story that "will appeal to many sportsmen and to all people who have ever been closely attached to a dog" (The New York Times Book Review).
Fern Marshall has not seen her ex-husband in fifteen years. Their parting was less than amicable. Now she is faced him with telling him that their eighteen-year-old daughter has been in an automobile accident. If her bad news ended there, she could manage. Unfortunately, it does not.
Drew Marshall feels keenly his failure as a father. When his ex-wife brings a message that his daughter has been in an accident, guilt gnaws at him. He should have been there for her. Her next revelation shakes the foundation of his world; calling into question all he thought to be settled and sure.