Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Jane Sherron de Hart
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, known more fondly as the Notorious R.B.G., overcame many challenges to become a Supreme Court Justice. Drawing on fifteen years of interviews and research, historian Jane Sherron De Hart explores Ginsburg’s life experiences. At the heart of her motivation is the Hebrew concept of tikkun olam, “to repair the world.” Ginsburg’s mission led her to become one of the first female law professors in the country, the director of the ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project, and the second woman ever on the Court.
Empires of the Sky
Few people have heard the story of the competition between the American Wright Brothers and Germany’s Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin at the dawn of the Golden Age of Aviation. In Empires of the Sky, Alexander Rose tells us about the bitter decades-long rivalry that grew as the Wrights worked on their invention of the airplane and Zeppelin on his airship. Both ambitious parties met the challenge head-on, and shaped the modern world as they did so.
Eights who believe that daring to achieve great things is about being tough and showing no fear may be surprised to learn about Dr. Brené Brown’s finding that the key is actually vulnerability. Through twelve years of pioneering research, Brown learned that vulnerability is not a weakness, and is, in fact, a measure of courage. Learn how to put yourself in the ring and risk criticism, or even failure. Because ultimately, bravely taking that risk is more fulfilling than standing on the outside wondering what it would be like.
Eights are highly independent, believing that they have to be strong to survive and succeed in this world. This type enjoys taking on a challenge, and they often do succeed, because they are tough and hard-working. More often than not, Eights can be found leading organizations and groups; they are good at being in charge. Ambition drives them to great heights, as they overcome challenges to achieve career dreams, often in business. The problem for Eights is that it’s lonely at the top. Fears around showing tenderness and vulnerability can leave Eights without intimate relationships. To achieve their goals and still find fulfillment in life, Eights need to learn that it’s OK not to be tough all the time.