Are you above average? Is your child an A student? Is your employee an introvert or an extrovert? Every day we are measured against the yardstick of averages, judged according to how closely we come to it or how far we deviate from it.
The assumption that metrics comparing us to an average—like GPAs, personality test results, and performance review ratings—reveal something meaningful about our potential is so ingrained in our consciousness that we don’t even question it. That assumption, says Harvard’s Todd Rose, is spectacularly—and scientifically—wrong.
In The End of Average, Rose, a rising star in the new field of the science of the individual shows that no one is average. Not you. Not your kids. Not your employees. This isn’t hollow sloganeering—it’s a mathematical fact with enormous practical consequences. But while we know people learn and develop in distinctive ways, these unique patterns of behaviors are lost in our schools and businesses which have been designed around the mythical “average person.” This average-size-fits-all model ignores our differences and fails at recognizing talent. It’s time to change it.
Weaving science, history, and his personal experiences as a high school dropout, Rose offers a powerful alternative to understanding individuals through averages: the three principles of individuality. The jaggedness principle (talent is always jagged), the context principle (traits are a myth), and the pathways principle (we all walk the road less traveled) help us understand our true uniqueness—and that of others—and how to take full advantage of individuality to gain an edge in life.
Read this powerful manifesto in the ranks of Drive, Quiet, and Mindset—and you won’t see averages or talent in the same way again.₵85.00Quick View
Inaugural lecture by Professor Arthur Commey Sackeyfio. Delivered on 5th September, 2013.₵30.00Quick View
Inaugural lecture by Professor Albert Kodzo Fiadjoe. Delivered on 16th September, 2009.₵30.00Quick View
Inaugural lecture by Rev Cannon Professor Emeritus John Samuel Pobee. Delivered on 22nd May, 2014.₵30.00Quick View
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Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four most influential companies on the planet. Just about everyone thinks they know how they got there. Just about everyone is wrong.
For all that’s been written about the Four over the last two decades, no one has captured their power and staggering success as insightfully as Scott Galloway.
Instead of buying the myths these companies broadcast, Galloway asks fundamental questions. How did the Four infiltrate our lives so completely that they’re almost impossible to avoid (or boycott)? Why does the stock market forgive them for sins that would destroy other firms? And as they race to become the world’s first trillion-dollar company, can anyone challenge them?
In the same irreverent style that has made him one of the world’s most celebrated business professors, Galloway deconstructs the strategies of the Four that lurk beneath their shiny veneers. He shows how they manipulate the fundamental emotional needs that have driven us since our ancestors lived in caves, at a speed and scope others can’t match. And he reveals how you can apply the lessons of their ascent to your own business or career.
Whether you want to compete with them, do business with them, or simply live in the world they dominate, you need to understand the Four.₵55.00Quick View
Inaugural lecture by Professor George T. Odamtten. Delivered on 22nd June, 2017.₵30.00Quick View
Age Range: 7 – 11 years
Amoako is a chainsaw operator. He lives with his family in Mim, a town in the Brong-Ahafo region of Ghana. This true story describes his day in the forest reserve and highlights the importance of one of Ghana’s valuable natural resources.₵15.00₵15.00Quick View
Suitable for children between 5 and 7 years.
Activity workbook to help your child learn numbers and mathematics. Activities include counting, addition, subtraction, positions and time – introducing them to the basics of the foundations of mathematics. With illustrations₵15.00₵15.00Quick View
Age Range: 4+ yearsHere is a counting book to widen the horizons, packed with information about the life and culture of South Africa, and accompanied by stunning, full-colour images from Oxfam’s photographers. Each spread features a main photograph that follows Nothando, as she grows and harvests a pumpkin seed and contains simple counting from 1 to 10. Surrounding this are secondary images and text, containing an abundance of information about the growing of plants and crops, shopping, travelling, food preparation, family meals and much more.₵15.00Quick View
James Watt: The Development of Steam Engines and How They Created Our Industrial Society (Scientists Who Have Changed the World, Hardcover)A biography of the eighteenth-century Scottish inventor and engineer whose improved designs of the steam engine made its wide use possible.₵25.00Quick View
James Watt: The Development of Steam Engines and How They Created Our Industrial Society (Scientists Who Have Changed the World, Hardcover)₵25.00
Suitable for: Key Stage 1 level for ages 5 to 7
Number Book is a series of graded activity books designed to help children learn basic calculation skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Number Book 4 is suitable for children making the transition from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 and includes:
- multiplication and division by 2 and 3
- tens and units; counting in tens
- number facts (for example pairs of numbers that add up to 20)
- using a hundred square
- recognition of coins to 50p
- counting money and giving change
- vertical addition and subtraction (without borrowing or carrying).