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Social Chemistry

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One of 2021's Most Highly Anticipated New Books - Newsweek One of The 20 New Leadership Books - Adam Grant One of The Best New Wellness Books Hitting Shelves In January - Shape.com  A Next Big Idea Club Nominee Social Chemistry will utterly transform the way you think about "networking". Understanding the contours of your social network can dramatically enhance personal relationships, work life, and even your global impact. Are you an Expansionist, a Broker, or a Convener? The answer matters more than you think.... Yale professor Marissa King shows how anyone can build more meaningful and productive relationships based on insights from neuroscience, psychology, and network analytics. Conventional wisdom says it's the size of your network that matters, but social science research has proven there is more to it. King explains that the quality and structure of our relationships has the greatest impact on our personal and professional lives. As she shows, there are three basic types of networks, so listeners can see the role they are already playing: Expansionist, Broker, or Convener. This network decoder enables listeners to own their network style and modify it for better alignment with their life plans and values. High-quality connections in your social network strongly predict cognitive functioning, emotional resilience, and satisfaction at work. A well-structured network is likely to boost the quality of your ideas, as well as your pay. Beyond the office, social connections are the lifeblood of our health and happiness. The compiled results from dozens of previous studies found that our social relationships have an effect on our likelihood of dying prematurely - equivalent to obesity or smoking. Rich stories of Expansionists like Vernon Jordan, Brokers like Yo-Yo Ma, and Conveners like Anna Wintour, as well as personal experiences from King's own world of connections, inform this warm, engaging, revelatory investigation into some of the most consequential decisions we can make about the trajectory of our lives.

©2020 Marissa King (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Real Happiness at Work

8 ratings

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How would you like to be calmer, less distracted, more productive, and more content at your job? You might think it would take more hours in the day, a better boss, more support, less interference, a shorter commute - and the list goes on. Most of the things we think would help are either not in our control or simply not realistic. But there is one thing we can do to achieve the qualities we seek, and it can be done invisibly and often: meditation. Meditation? Can you imagine meditating at work? Who has time for that? Real Happiness at Work will show why you don't have time not to do it. Sharon Salzberg has identified Eight Pillars of Happiness in the Workplace. They are: balance, concentration, resilience, integrity, meaning, connection, compassion, and open awareness. With short, subtle meditations to use pre- or post-meeting, in coping with unreasonable people, in finding meaning in seemingly meaningless tasks, and for dealing with mistakes, Real Happiness at Work will provide what we all seek - happiness - and what we all need - peace and productivity.

©2014 Sharon Salzberg (P)2014 HighBridge Company

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Employee Confidence

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Short-listed for the 2019 Business Book Awards  Are your people the change you want to see?   Employee engagement figures are flagging. Employees are disgruntled, stressed or underutilised, or all three. The world is changing faster than ever before, and companies and entire industries are fighting for survival. Employees have never been more needed and valuable. So why are we pursuing the same old unsuccessful engagement models when accessing the full potential of our human capital has never been more critical?   Karen J Hewitt urges us to look at employee engagement from a whole new level, with a methodology to bring out a company’s real leadership potential, and within every single employee. A whole host of practical techniques (the new rules of engagement) bring Employee Confidence to life, showing us how to create workplaces where employees thrive and drive company performance.

©2018 Karen J. Hewitt (P)2019 Ecademy Press

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China - Culture Smart!

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For thousands of years, the Chinese believed that they had created a perfect social system based on Confucian values and tempered by the Mandate of Heaven. Dynasties came and went, but the essence of being Chinese remained essentially unchanged until the 20th century. Since then, change has taken place in Chinese society at an unprecedented speed: the country experienced the turmoil of civil war and revolution and then emerged on to the world stage as a global superpower.  This book aims to put these changes into a historical context, explain deep-seated cultural attitudes, and guide listeners through a maze of unfamiliar social situations, in order to help them discover the pragmatism, genius, warmth, and humanity of this extraordinary people.

©2021 Indre Balcikonyte-Huang and Kathy Flower (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Atomic Habits

8471 ratings

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The number one New York Times best seller. Over one million copies sold! Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving - every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results. If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don't want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change. You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems. Here, you'll get a proven system that can take you to new heights. Clear is known for his ability to distill complex topics into simple behaviors that can be easily applied to daily life and work. Here, he draws on the most proven ideas from biology, psychology, and neuroscience to create an easy-to-understand guide for making good habits inevitable and bad habits impossible. Along the way, listeners will be inspired and entertained with true stories from Olympic gold medalists, award-winning artists, business leaders, life-saving physicians, and star comedians who have used the science of small habits to master their craft and vault to the top of their field. Learn how to: Make time for new habits (even when life gets crazy) Overcome a lack of motivation and willpower Design your environment to make success easier Get back on track when you fall off course And much more Atomic Habits will reshape the way you think about progress and success, and give you the tools and strategies you need to transform your habits - whether you are a team looking to win a championship, an organization hoping to redefine an industry, or simply an individual who wishes to quit smoking, lose weight, reduce stress, or achieve any other goal.

©2018 James Clear (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Narrator: James Clear
Author: James Clear
Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
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Ethical Hacking and Cybersecurity

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D??? th? word “hacking” ???r? ??u? Do you know if your personal information was stolen from your account? Have you always wanted to learn how to protect your system from such attacks? Do you want to learn the secrets of ethical hackers? If you answered yes to all these questions, you’ve come to the right place. G?n?r?ll?, h??k?ng has earned a n?g?t?v? r??ut?t??n ?nd h?? b???m? ???????t?d with ??b?r?tt??k? ?nd breaches ?n ??b?r???ur?t?. But this is not always tru?. If this is your f?r?t audiob??k on h??k?ng, ??u w?ll become m?r? acquainted w?th the w?rld ?f h??k?ng ?? th?? audiob??k g?v?? a simple overview ?f ethical hacking.  Th? term "?th???l h??k?r" ?m?rg?d in th? l?t? 1970s wh?n th? US government h?r?d expert groups ??ll?d "red t??m?" t? hack their ?wn computer system.  H??k?r? are ??b?r-?x??rt? who l?wfull? or ?ll?g?ll? h??k. Y?u enter the ???ur?t? ???t?m ?f a ??m?ut?r network to r?tr??v? ?r r???ll??t ?nf?rm?t??n.  This audiobook will talk about: What is ethical hacking Who should i protect my business from? Skills every hacker needs Different types of hacking over the years Hacking risks for businesses Protecting businesses from cybercrime Protecting your family from cyber attacks Secret social media hacks you want to try now And much, much more! This audiobook bundle is perfect for beginners, a comprehensive guide that will show you the easy way to overcoming cybersecurity, computer hacking , wireless network, and penetration testing. So if you want to learn more about Cybersecurity and ethical hacking, buy this audiobook now!

©2019 ITC Academy (P)2020 ITC Academy

Narrator: Jason Belvill
Author: ITC Academy
Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
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Creating the High Performance Work Place

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Most of us want to make a lasting and meaningful difference at work and in our personal lives. But we’re daunted by the size of the challenges, afraid of the cost or commitment, and quite frankly, unsure of where to start. This book uncovers eight steps to unlocking high performance and the life you want to lead. Immediately after listening this book, you will be compelled to abandon the baggage of traditional hierarchy and adopt a new approach that creates freedom, results, and satisfaction. It requires little financial investment on your part, but it will mean you have to give up customary leadership practices.

©2018 Bob Dusin & Sue Bingham (P)2021 Bob Dusin & Sue Bingham

Narrator: Bob Dusin
Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
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A Crisis of Beliefs

1 rating

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How investor expectations move markets and the economy   The collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008 caught markets and regulators by surprise. Although the government rushed to rescue other financial institutions from a similar fate after Lehman, it could not prevent the deepest recession in postwar history. A Crisis of Beliefs makes us rethink the financial crisis and the nature of economic risk. In this authoritative and comprehensive book, two of today's most insightful economists reveal how our beliefs shape financial markets, lead to expansions of credit and leverage, and expose the economy to major risks.   Nicola Gennaioli and Andrei Shleifer carefully walk listeners through the unraveling of Lehman Brothers and the ensuing meltdown of the US financial system, and then present new evidence to illustrate the destabilizing role played by the beliefs of home buyers, investors, and regulators. Using the latest research in psychology and behavioral economics, they present a new theory of belief formation that explains why the financial crisis came as such a shock to so many people - and how financial and economic instability persist.

©2018 Princeton University Press (P)2019 Tantor

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Japan - Culture Smart!

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The Japanese people have always seen themselves as a nation uniquely apart. Their exquisite art forms and elegant culture, military prowess and technological precision, have long been the envy of friend and foe alike.  Today, even as Japan adapts to a rapidly changing world, its traditional culture and consensus-based philosophy have proved remarkably resilient. Culture Smart! Japan will broaden your perception and understanding of this complex, rich, and dynamic society.  It will guide you through modern Japan’s shifting social and cultural maze and equip you with the tools to avoid the pitfalls of cultural misunderstanding. It provides practical tips and invaluable insights into people’s attitudes and behavior to help make your visit a more meaningful and successful experience.

©2017, 2021 Paul Norbury (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Author: Paul Norbury
Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
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Acting with Power

2 ratings

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There is so much we get wrong about power. This eye-opening look at the true nature of power explores who has it, what it looks like, and the role it plays in our lives. "A refreshing and enlightening new perspective on what it means to be powerful." (Susan Cain, best-selling author of Quiet) Grounded in over two decades’ worth of scientific research and inspired by the popular class of the same name at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, Acting with Power offers a new and eye-opening paradigm that overturns everything we thought we knew about the nature of power. Although we all feel powerless sometimes, we have more power than we tend to believe. That’s because power exists in every relationship, by virtue of the roles we play in others’ lives. But it isn’t a function of status or hierarchy. Rather, it’s about how much we are needed, and the degree to which we fulfill our responsibilities. Power isn’t a tool for self-enhancement or a resource for personal consumption. It’s a part you play in someone else’s story. We often assume that power flows to those with the loudest voice or the most commanding presence in the room. But, in fact, true power is often much quieter and more deferential than we realize. Moreover, it’s not just how much power we have but how we use it that determines how powerful we actually are. Actors aren’t the only ones who play roles for a living. Like actors, we all make choices about how to use the power that comes with our given circumstances. We aren’t always cast in the roles we desire or the ones we feel prepared to play. Some of us struggle to step up and be taken more seriously, while others have trouble standing back and ceding the spotlight. Some of us are used to hearing we are too aggressive, while others are constantly being told we are too nice. Deborah Gruenfeld shows how we can all get more comfortable with power by adopting an actor’s mindset.  We all know what it looks like to use power badly. This audiobook is about how to use power well.

©2020 Deborah Gruenfeld (P)2020 Random House Audio

Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
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Who Moved My Cheese?

127 ratings

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The number one international best seller! A timeless business classic, Who Moved My Cheese? uses a simple parable to reveal profound truths about dealing with change so that you can enjoy less stress and more success in your work and in your life. It would be all so easy if you had a map to the Maze. If the same old routines worked. If they'd just stop moving "The Cheese." But things keep changing... Most people are fearful of change, both personal and professional, because they don't have any control over how or when it happens to them. Since change happens either to the individual or by the individual, Dr. Spencer Johnson, the co-author of the multimillion best seller The One Minute Manager, uses a deceptively simple story to show that when it comes to living in a rapidly changing world, what matters most is your attitude.  Exploring a simple way to take the fear and anxiety out of managing the future, Who Moved My Cheese? can help you discover how to anticipate, acknowledge, and accept change in order to have a positive impact on your job, your relationships, and every aspect of your life.

©2017 Spencer Johnson (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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The Culture Map

15 ratings

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An international business expert helps you understand and navigate cultural differences in this insightful and practical guide, perfect for both your work and personal life.  Americans precede anything negative with three nice comments; French, Dutch, Israelis, and Germans get straight to the point; Latin Americans and Asians are steeped in hierarchy; Scandinavians think the best boss is just one of the crowd. It's no surprise that when they try and talk to each other, chaos breaks out. In The Culture Map, INSEAD professor Erin Meyer is your guide through this subtle, sometimes treacherous terrain in which people from starkly different backgrounds are expected to work harmoniously together. She provides a field-tested model for decoding how cultural differences impact international business, and combines a smart analytical framework with practical, actionable advice.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.  

©2016 Erin Meyer (P)2019 PublicAffairs

Narrator: Lisa Larsen
Author: Erin Meyer
Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
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Data & Storytelling

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Don't bore those who listen to you. Instead, show your data by telling a story! Imagine that a king - eccentric and not very patient - entrusts you with the task of calculating the prospect of a planned war. So, to avoid "losing your head", you rack your brains to present your calculations and data to the king. In the end, you decide to view the data! By listening to Storytelling with Data, you learn the fundamentals of data visualization and how to effectively communicate with data. You will discover the power of storytelling! Through this audiobook, you will know the method to reach the heart of the data so that you can manage them according to your needs and, through appropriate graphics and correct communication, create a compelling story that allows you to convey your ideas effectively and productively to listeners. Not only that - with storytelling, you can influence the action with data!  This audiobook helps you build trust and credibility to create graphs and visualizations that convince others, guiding you along the way to hone your basic skills and become an expert data communicator.  In particular, you will learn: Fundamentals of data visualization Steps to understand the importance of context and audience Ways for determining the appropriate type of graph for your public Steps to reduce and eliminate clutter in your visuals Methods to induce the eyes of the public in the most important parts of the data The basic design principles for using these concepts in data visualization Ways to use the power to tell stories to amplify and make your message convincing to your audience The topics that are covered in this book are what you need to become an excellent data visualization presenter. When you have diligently applied yourself to the concepts in this book, you will discover that your skills have improved beyond doubt. Repeat the concepts in this book over and over again, and you will become a master. Go forth and tell your stories! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Steve M. Eckert (P)2020 Steve M. Eckert

Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
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Marijuana Business 2021

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Interested in Starting a Medical Marijuana Business? How to Write a Business Plan for the Cannabis Industry? Whether you're looking to start a grow house or distribution network, an online CBD store or dispensary...this book, Marijuana Business 2021 - The Legal Cannabis Industry in the U.S. And Globally - Objective Market-Driven Coverage of Global Cannabis Industry Trends and Opportunities by Elia Friedenthal, will help you get started. If you want to get a cannabis license or capital to fund a cannabis business, then you need a business plan. But not just any plan will do. You need an amazing business plan to stand out in the cannabis industry. Medical marijuana is legal in 33 states, plus Washington, DC, while adult-use cannabis (sometimes called "recreational marijuana") is legal in 10 states, plus DC. An additional 15 states have decriminalized cannabis, reducing possession under certain amounts to a civil charge rather than a criminal one. The rash of legalizations began with California's passage of medicinal cannabis measure Proposition 215 in 1996 and culminated in Colorado and Washington's legalization of recreational cannabis in 2012. Since then, more states have followed suit. In just 20 years, what was previously a black-market product has become the cash crop of a new industry. However, as the cannabis industry rises to prominence - multiple estimates place anticipated growth eclipsing the $20 billion mark by the early 2020s. In this book, you will find: Legal cannabis around the world: a patchy reality Legal marijuana: the legislation Coffee shop, smart shop, dispensaries How to get into the legal marijuana business How to become a light cannabis dealer Open a legal marijuana store How to buy wholesale hemp How to open a legal cannabis online shop Prepare a business plan You need capital to start Find a suitable office Fees and license fees Light Hemp Shop in Franchising Licenses and bureaucratic procedures in the USA Packaging, advertising, and marketing The dispensary for marijuana in: Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Hawaii 86 Illinois Iowa Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Montana Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Rhode Island Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Washington Wisconsin Opening a Dispensary

©2021 Elia Friedenthal (P)2021 Elia Friedenthal

Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
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Facebook Marketing: 25 Best Strategies on Using Facebook for Advertising, Business and Making Money Online

Summary

Unlock the secrets to Facebook marketing success - now! With its gigantic user base, Facebook has developed to become a huge marketing opportunity. Facebook is ubiquitous in modern life. Words such as search engine optimization and affiliate marketing should be parts of every marketer's lexicon. The opportunities Facebook presents for businesses to connect to their customers and advertise their products and services,as well as manage their brand identities is simply too good to pass up for any serious business. By not optimizing the myriad of possibilities Facebook offers to the modern online entrepreneur, you are leaving money on the table! By purchasing this book, you will learn how to make your content successful on Facebook, how to use the specific business tools Facebook provides, and how to use Facebook to intelligently market your brand. Even those who are relatively up to date with the ways that the rest of the Internet can be used to market still need to learn to take the next step and utilize Facebook's full potential. Here is only a small preview of the many things you'll learn: How to produce content to increase your sales Six easy steps to produce content that will increase your sales Best techniques to get your ideas spread by the share and like system Top methods to optimize your posts to keep customers following you Every trick to get people to willingly spread your content Proven ways to increase your Facebook popularity How to make your Facebook marketing more effective and efficient How to keep your Facebook presence and force long term Four best tips to increase your business' success And much more!

©2015 Kenneth Lewis (P)2015 Kenneth Lewis

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The 5 Principles of Human Performance

11 ratings

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Conklin’s audiobook is an interesting and informal discussion with the listener about the five principles of human performance; principle by principle, section by section. These five theories about how humans perform in organizations are principles, the building blocks of human performance, through which we have established a new way to think about safety and reliability in our worlds...and changing the way we think about work is a vital step toward improvement. Work never stops and work is never normal. This idea would scare a merely mortal manager, but an enlightened leader knows the power of continuous learning and improvement. Work is constantly in motion, therefore learning must continue. Work is never the same, therefore we never really know how work is being done. If we don’t know how we perform work, how will we know how we can improve? The five principles of human performance are, in a sense, a repository of the central values of human performance. Keeping these principles at the core of our thinking, training, and practices will allow the basic building blocks of this philosophy to help organizational programs reduce the normal philosophical drift that is present and predictable in all safety programs. Having these espoused principles keeps us all honest and keeps our human performance effort on track and successful.

©2019 Todd E Conklin (P)2019 Todd E Conklin

Narrator: Todd Conklin
Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
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Passive Income 2021

Summary

This will help people understand how they could start making passive income today.

©2021 Shane Clark (P)2021 Shane Clark

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Russia - Culture Smart!

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Discovering the Russian soul is like opening a matryoshka, a Russian doll, revealing the many layers. The Russian Orthodox religion is unique, Russian history is tragic, and the people are unpredictable. Russia's military and political power, as well as the rich contribution of its art and culture, is the result of an inner dynamic not always understood by outsiders.  This book sets out to help listeners become more perceptive travelers and to make trips more personally fulfilling. It explores the connections between Russia's turbulent past and its paradoxical present, it describes present-day values and attitudes, and it offers practical advice on what to expect and how to behave in different social circumstances.

©2020 Anna King (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
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Subliminal

5 ratings

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Leonard Mlodinow, the best-selling author of The Drunkard’s Walk and coauthor of The Grand Design (with Stephen Hawking), gives us a startling and eye-opening examination of how the unconscious mind shapes our experience of the world and how, for instance, we often misperceive our relationships with family, friends, and business associates, misunderstand the reasons for our investment decisions, and misremember important events.  Your preference in politicians, the amount you tip your waiter - all judgments and perceptions reflect the workings of our mind on two levels: the conscious, of which we are aware, and the unconscious, which is hidden from us. The latter has long been the subject of speculation, but over the past two decades researchers have developed remarkable new tools for probing the hidden, or subliminal, workings of the mind. The result of this explosion of research is a new science of the unconscious and a sea change in our understanding of how the subliminal mind affects the way we live. Employing his trademark wit and lucid, accessible explanations of the most obscure scientific subjects, Leonard Mlodinow takes us on a tour of this research, unraveling the complexities of the subliminal self and increasing our understanding of how the human mind works and how we interact with friends, strangers, spouses, and coworkers. In the process he changes our view of ourselves and the world around us.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2012 Leonard Mlodinow (P)2012 Random House Audio

Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
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Super Pumped

81 ratings

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A New York Times technology correspondent presents the dramatic rise and fall of Uber, set against the rapid upheaval in Silicon Valley during the mobile era.  In June 2017, Travis Kalanick, the hard-charging CEO of Uber, was ousted in a boardroom coup that capped a brutal year for the transportation giant. Uber had catapulted to the top of the tech world yet for many came to symbolize everything wrong with Silicon Valley. In the tradition of Brad Stone’s Everything Store and John Carreyrou’s Bad Blood, award-winning investigative reporter Mike Isaac’s Super Pumped delivers a gripping account of Uber’s rapid rise, its pitched battles with taxi unions and drivers, the company’s toxic internal culture and the bare-knuckle tactics it devised to overcome obstacles in its quest for dominance.  Based on hundreds of interviews with current and former Uber employees, along with previously unpublished documents, Super Pumped is a pause-resisting story of ambition and deception, obscene wealth and bad behavior that explores how blistering technological and financial innovation culminated in one of the most catastrophic 12-month periods in American corporate history.

©2019 Mike Isaac (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Author: Mike Isaac
Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
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Summary: Spencer Johnson's Who Moved My Cheese?

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This is a summary of Dr. Spencer Johnson's book Who Moved My Cheese?. It takes a look at the different tools needed to deal with changes - something that all of us have encountered at some time and that makes everyone either uncomfortable, nervous, or both. Most of us are wary of change because we feel we may have no control with regard to the how or the when. As change happens either to us or due to us, the most important thing is our attitude when dealing with it. The book Who Moved My Cheese? is an attempt to take both the fear and the anxiety out of dealing with one's future. It shows people a simpler way of dealing with change by providing a method where one can move forward with both work and life in a safe and effective way. Ant Hive Media reads every chapter, extracts the understanding, and leaves you with a new perspective and time to spare. We do the work so you can understand the book in minutes, not hours.

©2016 Ant Hive Media (P)2016 Ant Hive Media

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Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis - A 30 Minute Summary

2 ratings

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With Instaread Summaries, you can get the summary of a book in 30 minutes or less. We read every chapter, summarize and analyze it for your convenience. This is an Instaread Summary of Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis.

©2014 Instaread Summaries (P)2014 Instaread Summaries

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Self Discipline

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Sick of not achieving your goals? Know what to do to succeed but can’t seem to get off your backside to do it? Drowning in an overwhelming sea of procrastination? What will happen if you don’t make a start and achieve all those life-changing ideas that currently live in your head? How will you feel in the decades to come if you stay where you are right now? There is no need to meander through life feeling deflated and frustrated with yourself. Not when you can implement such simple daily habits that will have you from zero to hero in 10 easy steps. We’ve abolished the finger-pointing, overwhelming "change everything now" approach. Nobody needs a shouting know-it-all telling you what to do.  You’ll learn why it is not your fault your dreams are not a reality yet and how the answer lies in your ancestry and brain’s evolution. You’ll learn how you only need a simple one minute and 37 seconds a day habit to completely change your mind-set and gain control of your life. You’ll learn how to get your life in order, feel more balanced, be happier, healthier, and less stressed so you can create your own exciting, unstoppable, and focused path to success.

©2018 Gemma Ray (P)2019 Gemma Ray

Narrator: Gemma Ray
Author: Gemma Ray
Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
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One Second Ahead

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Researchers have found that the accelerated pace of modern office life is taking its toll on productivity, employee engagement, creativity and wellbeing. Faced with a relentless flood of information and distractions, our brains try to process everything at once, increasing our stress, decreasing our effectiveness and negatively impacting our performance. Ironically, we have become too overworked, unfocused and busy to stop and ask ourselves the most important question: what can we do to break the cycle of being constantly under pressure, always-on, overloaded with information and in environments filled with distractions? Do we need to accept this as the new workplace reality and continue to survive rather than thrive in modern day work environments? Thankfully, the answer is no.  Rasmus Hougaard, Jacqueline Carter and Gillian Coutts demonstrate that it is possible to train the brain to respond differently to today's constant pressures and distraction. All it takes is one second. They propose that we need to learn to work differently so we are more focused, calm and have less clutter in our mind so we can better manage our time and attention. What if we could hit the 'pause' button on our day, step back and meet challenges with a sense of clarity and purpose? And what if there was a way not just of 'getting things done', but ensuring that what does get done are the right things to do?  Based on a program in corporate mindfulness designed by Hougaard and the partners of The Potential Project, One Second Ahead provides practical tools and techniques as well as real-world examples and lessons from organisations that have implemented mindfulness on a large scale. Thoroughly tested in a diverse range of industries, this program has resulted in measurable increases in productivity, effectiveness and job satisfaction. With the new mindset proposed in One Second Ahead, listeners will be able to put an end to ineffective multitasking, unproductive meetings, poor communication and other unhealthy workplace behaviours by applying mindfulness to every day work life.  All too often, we think that being mindful requires engaging in a special activity like meditation or yoga. Sure, these activities are beneficial and important to train the mind, but there are many simple things we can do to be mindful all day long. One Second Ahead is a handbook for more mindful work that offers:  Practical, easy to apply, tools and techniques to enhance performance and effectiveness in day-to-day work activities such as meetings, emails, communication, planning, creativity and more.  Real-world stories of how mindfulness changed the workdays of leaders and front line employees.  Tips for cultivating mental strategies and routines that can reduce clutter, increase focus and rewire your brain to enhance presence, patience, kindness and other valuable mind states. Simple yet detailed step-by-step instructions for a more systematic approach to mindfulness training to enhance focus and awareness. Guidelines for a 10-minute-per-day mindfulness program that can reshape your life both at work and at home. One Second Ahead can transform daily work life by helping individuals and teams realise more of their potential through greater focus and awareness. The tools and techniques in this book can transform individual and organisational performance one mind at a time.

©2016 Rasmus Hougaard, Jacqueline Carter, Gillian Coutts (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

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Steps to Safety Culture Excellence

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This audiobook provides a clear road map to instilling a culture of safety excellence in any organization.

Did you know that accidental injury is among the top 10 leading causes of death in every age group? With this audiobook as your guide, you'll learn how to help your organization develop, implement, and sustain Safety Culture Excellence, which is vital for the protection of and improvement in the quality of life for everyone who works there.

STEPS to Safety Culture Excellence is based on the authors' firsthand experience working with international organizations in every major industry that have successfully developed and implemented ongoing cultures of safety excellence. Whether your organization is a small regional firm or a large multinational corporation, you'll find that the STEPS process enables you to instill Safety Culture Excellence within your organization.

STEPS (Strategic Targets for Excellent Performance in Safety) demystifies the process of developing Safety Culture Excellence by breaking it down into small logical, internally led tasks. You'll be guided through a sequence of STEPS that makes it possible to:

Create a culture of excellence that is reinforced and empowered at every level

Develop the capability within the culture to identify, prioritize, and solve safety problems and challenges

Maintain and continuously improve the performance of your organization's safety culture

Although this audiobook is dedicated to safety, the tested and proven STEPS process can be used to promote excellence in any aspect of organizational performance.

By optimizing the safety culture in your organization, you will give the people you work with the skills and knowledge to not only minimize the risk of an on-the-job accident, but also to lead safe, healthy lives outside of work.

©2012 Wiley & Sons Publishing (P)2018 ProAct Safety Inc.

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Upstream

46 ratings

Summary

New York Times best-selling author Dan Heath explores how to prevent problems before they happen, drawing on insights from hundreds of interviews with unconventional problem solvers. So often in life, we get stuck in a cycle of response. We put out fires. We deal with emergencies. We stay downstream, handling one problem after another, but we never make our way upstream to fix the systems that caused the problems. Cops chase robbers, doctors treat patients with chronic illnesses, and call-center reps address customer complaints. But many crimes, chronic illnesses, and customer complaints are preventable. So why do our efforts skew so heavily toward reaction rather than prevention? Upstream probes the psychological forces that push us downstream - including “problem blindness,” which can leave us oblivious to serious problems in our midst. And Heath introduces us to the thinkers who have overcome these obstacles and scored massive victories by switching to an upstream mindset. One online travel website prevented 20 million customer service calls every year by making some simple tweaks to its booking system. A major urban school district cut its dropout rate in half after it figured out that it could predict which students would drop out - as early as the ninth grade. A European nation almost eliminated teenage alcohol and drug abuse by deliberately changing the nation’s culture. And one EMS system accelerated the emergency-response time of its ambulances by using data to predict where 911 calls would emerge - and forward-deploying its ambulances to stand by in those areas. Upstream delivers practical solutions for preventing problems rather than reacting to them. How many problems in our lives and in society are we tolerating simply because we’ve forgotten that we can fix them?  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Dan Heath (P)2020 Simon & Schuster

Narrator: Dan Heath
Author: Dan Heath
Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
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The Culture Question: How to Create a Workplace Where People Like to Work

3 ratings

Summary

Unfortunately, far too many people don’t like where they work. Some organizations are unhealthy and full of disrespectful behavior. Other workplaces are simply uninspiring. For various reasons, countless people feel trapped, indifferent, or bored at work.   The authors of this book believe that people should be able to like where they work. When employees like the places they work, it’s not only good for their mental health and well-being, it’s also good for their organizations - both financially and otherwise. When a workplace culture is purposely created to be respectful and inspiring, employees are happier, more productive, and more engaged. By exploring six key elements that make up a healthy workplace culture, The Culture Question answers two fundamental questions: “How does your organization’s culture impact how much people like where they work?” and “What can you do to make it better?”    Discover how to create a workplace where people like to work by focusing on these six elements of healthy workplace culture:  Communicating your purpose and values. Employees are inspired when they work in organizations whose purpose and values resonate with them.   Providing meaningful work. Most employees want to work on projects that inspire them, align with what they are good at, and allow them to grow. Focusing Your Leadership Team on People. How leaders relate to their employees plays a major role in how everyone feels about their workplace.   Building meaningful relationships. When employees like the people they work with and for, they are more satisfied and more engaged in their work.   Creating peak performing teams. People are energized when they work together effectively because teams achieve things that no one person could do on their own.  Practicing constructive conflict management. When leaders don’t handle conflict promptly and well, it quickly sours the workplace.

©2018 ACHIEVE Publishing (P)2019 ACHIEVE Publishing

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Book of Change

Summary

Have you lived with patterns and behaviors that have over the years strengthened? Are you interested in learning how to overcome your unhealthy habits and cultivate new ones? Cultivate New Habits to Enhance Your Life is a book which explores how you can link your new habits to a cycle that has already been built into your brain and help you stick to the new behavior. Habits no doubt play a vital role in our daily life and every one of us acquire different habits at some point. Well, habits may be good or bad and they often assert themselves more strongly whenever we are under stress than when we are calm and deliberate.

©2019 Gianni Ingrosso (P)2020 Gianni Ingrosso

Narrator: Jim Willison
Author: Rayan Parker
Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
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The 11th Habit: Design Your Company Culture to Foster the Habits of High Performance

Summary

The 11th Habit describes the extraordinary power of human habits to create a difficult-to-copy competitive advantage for companies. 

Employees who take care of themselves have the capacity and energy to be high-performance employees. In turn, they help leaders create high-performance companies and thriving workplace cultures. This audiobook reveals how to design a company that makes it easy and natural for employees to care for themselves and perform at the highest level.

©2018 Habits at Work (P)2018 Habits at Work

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The Rebel Allocator

15 ratings

Summary

Good capital allocation is the secret sauce of business success and investment returns. How could what you spend money on inside a business not be of utmost importance?  I looked for a business person's guide to effective capital allocation for years. I thought, "What a nice gift to send to the CEOs of my portfolio companies!" as visions of outsized returns danced in my head. To my dismay, the search came up dry. I decided I'd have to write my own.  I started at the individual customer transaction level and built all the way up to M&A, share buybacks, and beyond. To keep from boring you, I wrapped the lessons in a coming-of-age story of a college grad crossing paths with a wealthy Midwesterner. Imagine if The Karate Kid's Mr. Miyagi was modeled after a certain well-known Oracle. (OK, it's not The Brothers Karamazov, but I'm not the most original guy.)  This audiobook is for you if:  You're a business decision-maker who was never taught good capital allocation and you're wondering what you're missing. These lessons apply to small business people and Fortune 100 titans, and everyone in between. It doesn't matter if you're public or private, this book will help. You're building or advising start-ups. Today's disrupter is tomorrow's capital allocator. Learn it early and save yourself a ton of headache.  You're an investor who appreciates the studies finding good capital allocators outperform the S&P 500 by 20x (no joke), and you want an easy way to help management and board members make better decisions. This book will also aid you in spotting those doing capital allocation right - such a huge advantage. (This was my original itch I wanted scratched. Part of me wanted to keep this book to myself and only send it to the management teams in my portfolio.)  You're fresh out of school and want to learn the good, and sometimes bad, sides of business. Or you might want to kindle an appreciation for the wonders of capitalism. (Please don't send a copy of this audiobook to Bernie Sanders.) And perhaps most importantly, your journey will be less painful when mixed with a splash of humor and movie-like pacing. Even if you're like me and consume non-fiction almost exclusively, you're going to be glad you took a chance on this one. This is fiction for the non-fiction listener.  Yours in improving capital allocation,  Jake PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Jacob Taylor (P)2019 Jacob Taylor

Narrator: Barrett Leddy
Author: Jacob Taylor
Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
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That's Not How We Do It Here!

3 ratings

Summary

Penguin presents the audio edition of That's Not How We Do It Here! by John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber, read by Bahni Turpin and John Kotter. Includes a downloadable PDF of diagrams. That's Not How We Do It Here! is a business parable about a clan of meerkats who live in the Kalahari. Well-organised and efficient, the colony enjoys many years of successful growth until it suddenly comes under threat from a new form of predator and is forced to rethink its organizational structure. John Kotter uses this charming parable to explore why organizations often struggle no matter their past success and why they fall. Kotter shows that by embracing reliability, efficiency, speed and agility and building passion, discipline and personal growth, organizations can once again prosper, fulfil their mission, create great jobs and services and generate wealth. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber (P)2017 Penguin Random House UK

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Building for Everyone

Summary

Establishing diverse and inclusive organizations is an economic imperative for every industry. Any business that isn't reaching a diverse market is missing out on enormous revenue potential and the opportunity to build products that suit their users' core needs.  The economic "why" has been firmly established, but what about the "how"? How can business leaders adapt to our ever-more-diverse world by capturing market share and building more inclusive products for people of color, women, and other underrepresented groups? The Product Inclusion Team at Google has developed strategies to do just that. This book makes publicly available for the first time the same inclusive design process used at Google to create user-centric award-winning and profitable products. Author and Head of Product Inclusion Annie Jean-Baptiste outlines what those practices look like in industries beyond tech with fascinating case studies. Listeners will learn the key strategies and step-by-step processes for inclusive product design that limits risk and increases profitability. Building for Everyone will show you how to infuse your business processes with inclusive design. You'll learn best practices for inclusion in product design, marketing, management, leadership, and beyond, straight from the innovative Google Product Inclusion team.

©2020 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2020 Gildan Media

Narrator: Janina Edwards
Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
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Toxicity in the Workplace

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There are everyday challenging work relationships, and then there are situations that go beyond the ordinary - situations that push you to the edge. Written by a clinical psychologist who is knowledgeable about the mental disorders that can cause toxic behavior, Toxicity in the Workplace will help you understand why your difficult colleagues act the way they do and gain practical strategies for negotiating more peaceful, productive solutions. Armed with new insight into your colleagues' behaviors, you will learn pragmatic techniques that will give you the confidence to advocate for yourself and, when needed, remove yourself from uncomfortable situations and conversations. This book about dealing with toxic behavior in the workplace includes: Techniques for everyone - Learn approaches for communication with toxic people at all levels within an organization that are tailored to various problematic behaviors. Understand deeper motivations - Common anxiety, mood, and personality disorders are explained. Learn by example - Vivid case studies illustrate familiar scenes at work and model how you can respond respectfully and assertively.

©2020 Rockridge Press (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Joell A. Jacob
Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
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Just Culture

7 ratings

Summary

A just culture is a culture of trust, learning, and accountability. It is particularly important when an incident has occurred or when something has gone wrong. How do you respond to the people involved? What do you do to minimize the negative impact and maximize learning?  This third edition of Sidney Dekker's extremely successful Just Culture offers new material on restorative justice and ideas about why your people may be breaking rules. Supported by extensive case material, you will learn about safety reporting and honest disclosure, retributive just culture, and the criminalization of human error. Some suspect a just culture means letting people off the hook. Yet they believe they need to remain able to hold people accountable for undesirable performance. In this new edition, Dekker asks you to look at accountability in different ways. One is by asking which rule was broken, who did it, whether that behavior crossed some line, and what the appropriate consequences should be. In this retributive sense, an account is something you get people to pay or settle. But who will draw that line? And is the process fair? Other ways to approach accountability after an incident is to ask who was hurt; to ask what their needs are; and to explore whose obligation it is to meet those needs. People involved in causing the incident may well want to participate in meeting those needs. In this restorative sense, an account is something you get people to tell and others to listen to.  If you learn to look at accountability in different ways, your impact on restoring trust, learning, and a sense of humanity in your organization could be enormous.

©2017 Taylor & Francis Group LLC (P)2018 Sidney Dekker

Narrator: Sidney Dekker
Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
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Habits: Simple and Effective Strategies to Develop Positive and Good Habits Permanently for a Successful Life

1 rating

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Simple and effective strategies for developing positive and good habits for life are quite essential for longevity in health. It’s no surprise that we experience dark situations in our lifetime and that we must find a way to accept and absorb these instances to move forward. In this descriptive bit of prose, we explore day-to-day things that aid us to continue moving forward as well as help us persevere through life’s tribulations. There are many elements that comprise a normal day for each person. Waking up, nourishment, work and activities, and sleeping are examples of the elements. How much sleep are we getting compared to the activities we do on a daily basis is a strong example of how we can calculate good habits into our lives. How we nourish ourselves compared to our daily activities is also a great example. What we feed our bodies and minds prove to be instrumental for success, or in converse, the failures we may encounter. But with failure comes the strongest life lessons. We must learn to listen and experience these moments in time for growth. Failure can be positive so long as we’re open to its lesson.Our attitudes are determined on the things we feed our bodies. How we treat our bodies affect the mind, indefinitely. Remember, this is natural.  Resting, hydrating (with water), eating well, and also how much rest we get are key in developing successful habits and positive behavior. Positive behavior is exactly what we all need to be successful, no matter the field we desire to be a part of or are passionate about.

©2017 Kazi Jackson (P)2017 K.M. Kassi

Narrator: Pete Beretta
Author: Kazi Jackson
Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
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Tax Lien Certificates

Summary

Investing doesn’t have to be a difficult road to travel! In the Wealth Management bundle set, you will discover new investment methods that can potentially earn you double and triple your initial investment when you perform it right!   This is the three-in-one bundle of the Tax Lien Certificates series: Tax Lien certificates: Top Investment Strategies That Work, Tax Lien Certificates & Tax Deed Investing: Learn How to Build Wealth and Protect Your Finances, and Mortgage Notes & Tax Lien Certificates Investing: Guide to Building Wealth. This audiobook is filled with tips and tricks to get the most out of these types of investing.   In this bundle set, we will discuss everything you need to know from beginning to finish, including: Information on each state that permits tax lien sales   Additional resources for each state   The benefits and disadvantages of investing in tax lien certificates   The disadvantages of investing in some states The 15 steps to buying a tax lien certificate  And so much more Learn how to identify these lucrative investment opportunities, how to conduct due diligence, and how to cash in and earn a decent profit with tax deed, mortgage note, and tax lien investing.

©2018 John I Osborne (P)2018 John I Osborne

Narrator: Kelly Libatique
Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
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Small Talk Hacks

2 ratings

Summary

Do you ever feel intimidated or out of place in social situations? Do you want to learn how to master the fine art of small talk? Do you want to develop a magnetic personality? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this book was designed for you. Based on intensive scientific research, you will discover: 1 - Five foolproof techniques for creating a stellar first impression. How quickly do you make judgments about people? We'd like to think that we don't judge people until we get to know them. But the truth is it only takes a 10th of a second to make an accurate judgment about someone you meet or see. 2 - What your non-verbals are saying about you. How you hold yourself says a lot about how you feel, even though this may be an unconscious message. What is your body language saying about you? Find out inside.... 3 - Seven tools to break through fear and break the ice. One of the hardest parts of getting to know someone new is that crucial moment when you have to break the ice. It can be incredibly difficult to walk up to a total stranger and get acquainted. The seven tools you pick up in chapter two will help you smash through your approach anxiety and start a fun and engaging conversation. 4 - Six strategies to seal a memorable verbal impression in 30 seconds. Your nonverbal cues can definitely make an instant first impression, but what you say also has the power to do so. So how do you make sure that you give a great first impression in the first 30 seconds of meeting someone new? 5 - How to make your personality shine. No matter what your personality, you can become someone with a shining personality that attracts others to it. You may not think of yourself as very charismatic. But don't let those feelings of inadequacy get in the way of making your personality shine.

©2015 Akash Karia (P)2015 Akash Karia

Narrator: Matt Stone
Author: Akash Karia
Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
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Teeming: How Superorganisms Work Together to Build Infinite Wealth on a Finite Planet (and your company can too)

Summary

An entertaining and accessible listen with profound implications for the future, Teeming takes us on a journey through nature’s most ancient and successful R&D labs, and gives practical prescriptions for redesigning organizations to flourish far into the future. Evolutionary biologist and anthropologist Dr. Woolley-Barker weaves poetic vision and deep scientific expertise to illustrate how flat, agile, and adaptive societies like ants, termites, and underground fungal networks self-organize for resilience and value. We can use the same simple strategies in our companies to get dramatic gains in agility, innovation, and engagement. It's the way we like to work, and it's the way we work best!

The most successful species are those that adapt to change, and the same is true in business.

©2017 Tamsin Woolley-Barker (P)2018 Tamsin Woolley-Barker

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Other People's Money

Summary

In just over three years, real estate giant Tishman Speyer and its partner, BlackRock, lost billions of investors' dollars on a single deal. In Other People's Money, Charles V. Bagli, the New York Times reporter who first broke the story of the sale of Stuyvesant Town - Peter Cooper Village takes listeners inside the most spectacular failure in real estate history, using this single deal as a lens to see how and why the real estate crisis happened. How did the smartest people in real estate lose billions in one single deal? How did the Church of England, the California public employees' pension fund, and the Singapore government lose more than one billion dollars combined investing in a middle-class housing complex in New York City? How did MetLife make three billion dollars on the deal without any repercussions from a historically racist policy of housing segregation? And how did nine residents of a sleepy enclave in New York City win one of the most unlikely lawsuits in the history of real estate law? Not only does Other People's Money answer those questions, it also explains the current recession in stark, clear detail while providing riveting first-person accounts of the titanic failure of the real estate industry to see that a recession was coming. It's the definitive book on real estate during the bubble years - and what happened when that enormous bubble exploded.

©2013 Charles V. Bagli (P)2013 Tantor

Narrator: David Drummond
Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
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Anatomy of Greed

2 ratings

Summary

Brian Cruver first entered the "Death Star," Enron's office complex, in March 2001. He was 29 years old, an eager MBA ready to cash in as a new hire with one of America's most highly valued companies. But, from his first day - when his new boss warned him, "there was a mix-up in the hiring process," but that it was "no big deal...just think of it like you're adopted" - to his last, when he and his colleagues were given 30 minutes to leave the building, Cruver found himself enmeshed in a business cult that each day grew only more bizarre. With dark humor and page-turning momentum, Cruver lays out firsthand: the giddy group-think nurtured by Enron's leadership, whose incessant cheerleading for the company's stock price rendered many Enronians unable to believe that they were routinely being spoon-fed lies; the "rank and yank" peer review process that fostered horse-trading among managers over which employees would be given poor evaluations; the traders who made dubious deals to ensure their own lucrative bonuses; and the sinister designs and funding of Enron's fraudulent off-the-books partnerships. As Cruver probes the sleazy escapades that Enron executives milked for personal gain, he introduces us, up close and personal, to such storied figures as Ken Lay, Jeff Skilling, and Andy Fastow, along with other important Enron personalities like Rebecca Mark; Lou Pai; Thomas White, George W. Bush's Secretary of the Army; Joe Sutton; the "Mr. Blue", a disillusioned Enron executive; and Cruver's trading floor neighbor, a machine he christened "Sherman the Shredder" - who was always working overtime. Cruver's day-by-day chronicle, which includes a running stock ticker to show the trajectory of Enron's collapse, is instantly reminiscent of such bestsellers as Liar's Poker and Barbarians at the Gate. Told in a fresh, empathetic voice, Anatomy of Greed is brimming with grist for political pundits and comic relief for victims of corporate collateral damage. It is ...

©2004 Brian Cruver (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Mel Foster
Author: Brian Cruver
Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
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Mindwise

5 ratings

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You are a mind reader, born with an extraordinary ability to understand what others think, feel, believe, want, and know. It's a sixth sense you use every day, in every personal and professional relationship you have. At its best, this ability allows you to achieve the most important goal in almost any life: connecting, deeply and intimately and honestly, to other human beings. At its worst, it is a source of misunderstanding and unnecessary conflict, leading to damaged relationships and broken dreams. How good are you at knowing the minds of others? How well can you guess what others think of you, know who really likes you, or tell when someone is lying? How well do you really understand the minds of those closest to you, from your spouse to your kids to your best friends? Do you really know what your coworkers, employees, competitors, or clients want? In this illuminating exploration of one of the great mysteries of the human mind, University of Chicago psychologist Nicholas Epley introduces us to what scientists have learned about our ability to understand the most complicated puzzle on the planet - other people - and the surprising mistakes we so routinely make. Why are we sometimes blind to the minds of others, treating them like objects or animals? Why do we sometimes talk to our cars, or the stars, as if there is a mind that can hear us? Why do we so routinely believe that others think, feel, and want what we do when, in fact, they do not? And why do we believe we understand our spouses, family, and friends so much better than we actually do? Mindwise will not turn other people into open books, but it will give you the wisdom to revolutionize how you think about them - and yourself.

©2014 Nicholas Epley (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Narrator: Nicholas Epley
Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
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India - Culture Smart!

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India's huge population of 1.2 billion people is as varied and colorful as the spice markets of Old Delhi. Each region, caste, and community has its own culture, reflecting unique histories shaped by conquest, creativity, and religion. Steeped in ancient traditions, exceptionally fatalistic, and intensely passionate about their culture, the Indians are also ingenious, creative, and world leaders in cutting-edge science and technology. Show interest in their country, and it will be reciprocated with genuine warmth and friendship.  This book will make you aware of the essential values and behavioral norms, show you how to navigate often profound cultural differences and build relationships, and offer invaluable insights into this great, endlessly fascinating land.

©2021 Becky Stephen (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
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Lean Behavior-Based Safety: BBS for Today's Realities

Summary

While several version of behavior-based safety (BBS) have been around since the 1980s, few of them have truly adapted to the changing environment in which they must operate. The Lean BBS process has not only evolved, but continues to do so with each customized implementation. Making BBS fit your culture, operations, and logistical realities, rather than trying to make your company fit some idealistic model, is a key to success in today's realities. In 2001, ProAct Safety introduced Lean BBS as a major update to traditional behavior-based safety models with a focus on providing new value with more efficient, safer work. Simply put, Lean BBS focuses on adding value to employees rather than trying to control them. Lean BBS addresses the four major issues found within the average behavior-based safety process: BBS provides successful results for many organizations, but they are looking for a way to take the process to the next level. The Lean BBS methodology takes them there. Some are adamantly against BBS for a number of reasons (union resistance, questionable implementations, cookie-cutter and inflexible approaches, etc.). Lean BBS gains bargaining unit support, and is fit-for-purpose and customized to the realities of each organization. Organizations with vastly different processes from site to site want to bring uniformity across the company. Simply changing from one methodology to another is not appealing nor rational. Implementing a more efficient Lean BBS model was both appealing and a rational solution to encourage the processes to evolve towards value-add. Some hesitate to pursue BBS due to high costs and demand on internal resources to operate the process. Lean BBS provides an alternative that addresses these concerns due to the hyper focus on efficiency and ensuring value-add.

©2017 SCE Press (P)2017 SCE Press

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Your Team Loves Mondays (...Right?)

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"By leveraging the insights that Sherry details in her book for your organization, you can reach levels of excellence you probably never considered attainable." (Authors Reading) According to Gallup research, nine out of 10 people are not naturally wired to manage people. Yet, two-thirds of managers are thrown into supervising people without direction. Kristin Sherry had a similar experience leading a team of 31 people for the first time without preparation. Packed with practical tools, frameworks, and tips to grow your confidence and people management capabilities, this book will help you discover if management is the best fit for your talents, reveal directing and delegating styles, and offer strategies and tactics for hiring, onboarding, training, developing others, and retaining and offboarding employees. Listeners will find step-by-step support to create development plans, give feedback, motivate others, and facilitate feedback sessions in this toolbox of actionable guidance. Hard learned lessons combined with experience coaching managers to improve their skills are delivered in this easy-to-follow guide to earn your team’s respect, get better results, and help your team love Mondays. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Black Rose Writing (P)2020 Black Rose Writing

Narrator: Steve Quinn
Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
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Summary & Analysis of Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries

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Please note: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. In his thought-provoking audiobook, Loonshots, physicist, and entrepreneur Safi Bahcall explains how the world we see around us is the culmination of crazy ideas by individuals who refused to accept the status quo and boldly chased after a greater vision. ZIP Reads Summary includes: Synopsis of the original book Key takeaways from each chapter Specific examples of successful (and unsuccessful) loonshots Analysis of why certain loonshots fail while others succeed Editorial review Background on Safi Bahcall About the original book: Loonshots is an intriguing blend of world history, science, technology, and business. Safi Bahcall takes his readers on a roller-coaster ride that reveals the power of nurturing crazy ideas and embracing audacious projects. Though we often feel comfortable maintaining the status quo, especially in a group setting, sometimes we must provide opportunities for daring ideas to flow. The truth is that the world as we know it today would not be what it is without loonshots. Bahcall shows us how we can create the right environment for nurturing and launching the kind of loonshots that save lives and change the world. Disclaimer: This audiobook is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Loonshots. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way.

©2019 ZIP Reads (P)2019 ZIP Reads

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Build It

1 rating

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Companies with the best cultures generate stock market returns of twice the general market and enjoy half the employee turnover of their peers. Their staff innovate more, deliver better customer service, and, hands-down, beat the competition. These companies outperform and disrupt their markets. They break the rules of traditional HR, they rebel against the status quo. Build It has found these rebels and the rule breakers. From small startups to global powerhouses, this book shows that courage, commitment and a people-centric mindset, rather than money and resources, are what you need to turn an average business into a category leader. The book follows the clear and proven Engagement Bridge model, developed from working with thousands of leading companies worldwide on their own employee engagement journeys. The practical model highlights the areas that leaders need to examine in order to build a highly engaged company culture and provides a framework for success.

©2018 Glenn Elliott and Debra Corey (P)2019 Gildan Media

Narrator: Liam Gerrard
Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
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Kaizen

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The magic of kaizen - the Japanese method of taking small steps to accomplish huge goals - is now here for everyone....

Experience the magic of kaizen - the Japanese way to create lasting change....

Lifestyle changes can be overwhelming: It’s hard to take on major goals without falling prey to self-doubt. But with kaizen, big goals become small, approachable steps. This Japanese method first made waves in the business world by launching Toyota to success; it also adds magic to Marie Kondo’s life-changing method of tidying up. As Kondo puts it: “You can take the first small step toward your dream today, and keep taking small steps to grow your passions.”

Now, Sarah Harvey unlocks kaizen’s amazing potential to enhance our everyday lives. Even the boldest intention (I should run a marathon someday) begins with the simplest step (Today, I’ll research local running groups). Kaizen is the key to improving our health, work, finances, relationships, habits, and - yes - homes!

©2019, 2020 by Sarah Harvey (P)2019 by Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: Shiromi Arserio
Author: Sarah Harvey
Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
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Drowning in Oil: BP & the Reckless Pursuit of Profit

Summary

As night settled on April 20, 2010, a series of explosions rocked Deepwater Horizon, the immense semisubmersible drilling platform leased by British Petroleum, located 40 miles off the Louisiana coast. The ensuing inferno claimed 11 lives and would rage uncontained for three days until its wreckage sank to a final resting place nearly a mile beneath the waves. On the ocean floor, the unit’s wellhead erupted. Over the next 10 weeks, as repeated attempts to cap the geyser failed, an estimated 1.7 million gallons of oil - the equivalent of 15 Exxon Valdez spills - spewed into the Gulf of Mexico, eventually lapping up on beaches as far away as Florida. Drowning in Oil, by award-winning business writer Loren Steffy - considered by many to be the writer with the best access to the story - is an unprecedented and gripping narrative of this catastrophe and how BP’s winner-take-all business culture made it all but inevitable. Through never-before-published interviews with BP executives and employees, environmental experts, and oil industry insiders, Steffy takes us behind the scenes of 100 years of BP corporate history. Beginning with the conglomerate’s early gambits in the Middle East to its recent ascent among energy titans, Steffy unearths the roots of the Gulf oil spill in the unwritten bargain between oil producers and consumers, whose insatiable appetites drive the search for new supplies faster, farther, and deeper. Beyond this, the Deepwater Horizon disaster was caused by BP’s reckless cost-cutting in pursuit of profits, particularly under the guidance of its two most recent ex-CEOs, John Browne and Anthony Hayward. Exhaustively researched and documented, Drowning in Oil is the first in-depth examination of how a lack of corporate responsibility and government oversight led to the biggest offshore oil spill in US history. It is an objective, definitive account of the energy industry and BP's pursuit of profit at any cost.

©2010 Loren C. Steffy (P)2020 Loren C. Steffy

Narrator: Loren C. Steffy
Author: Loren Steffy
Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
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Habits: Tips and Tricks to Develop Positive and Good Habits Permanently for a Successful Life

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In this audiobook, Habits: Tips and Tricks to Develop Positive and Good Habits Permanently for a Successful Life, the author discusses the importance of forming positive habits in your daily routine. As human beings, we are creatures of habit. In fact, our brains are predisposed to forming habits in the name of efficiency. At the end of the day, we are basically defined by the habits we form. A life filled with positive, beneficial habits will always result in success and fulfillment of goals. However, consistently making poor habits a part of life will no doubt pull you further and further away from your ideal self. Habits are an interesting part of our human nature. Once they begin to form, they are stored in such a way in the brain that they can be done without much if any conscious thought towards them. This is great if the habit is a positive one, as you can slowly progress further towards whatever it is you are reaching for. All too often, however, it is the negative habits people form that play the bigger impact in their lives. The need to immediate gratification and short-term pleasure urges people to give into negative habits such as smoking and unhealthy eating choices. In this audiobook, the listener will receive several useful tips and techniques to form positive, successful habits in various areas of life. The author discusses how being physically healthy is the foundation for pursuing any goal or dream one may have in life and discusses habits and routines that should be implemented to encourage this. Also discussed is the importance of living a life of minimal stress and sound psychological health. We are living in a world where stress is as common as the cold and the mental health of society as a whole is crumbling. Finally, this audiobook stresses the importance of a successful job or career and how to balance working hard for financial success, while also making time for the ones you love. At the end of your life, everything you have or have not accomplished will be defined by the habits that made up each day of your life. That is why it is ever so important that you fill your daily routine with positive, successful habits that encourage personal growth and health in every area of your life. Please take some time to listen to Habits: Tips and Tricks to Develop Positive and Good Habits Permanently for a Successful Life as you will certainly become more knowledgeable and equipped to form these positive habits.

©2017 Kazi Jackson (P)2017 K. M. Kassi

Narrator: Pete Beretta
Author: Kazi Jackson
Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
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Bullshit Jobs

2 ratings

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Alors que le progrès technologique a toujours été vu comme l'horizon d'une libération du travail, notre société moderne repose en grande partie sur l'aliénation de la majorité des employés de bureau. Beaucoup sont amenés à dédier leur vie à des tâches inutiles, sans réel intérêt et vides de sens, tout en ayant pleinement conscience de la superficialité de leur contribution à la société. C'est de ce paradoxe qu'est né et s'est répandu, sous la plume de David Graeber, le concept de bullshit jobs ou "jobs à la con", comme on les appelle en français. Dans son style unique, virulent et limpide, l'auteur procède ici, après cinq ans d'enquête, à un examen poussé de ce phénomène. Graeber s'appuie sur les réflexions de grands penseurs, philosophes et scientifiques pour déterminer l'origine de cette anomalie, tant économique que sociale, et en détailler les conséquences individuelles et politiques : la dépression, l'anxiété, les relations de travail sadomasochistes, l'effondrement de l'estime de soi... Graeber en appelle finalement à une révolte du salarié moderne ainsi qu'à une vaste réorganisation des valeurs, qui placerait le travail créatif et aidant au cœur de notre culture et ferait de la technologie un outil de libération plutôt que d'asservissement, assouvissant enfin notre soif de sens et d'épanouissement.

©2018 Bullshit Jobs David Graeber / Les Liens qui Libèrent (P)2019 Audiolib

Narrator: Hugues Martel
Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
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Honeybee Democracy

12 ratings

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Honeybees make decisions collectively-and democratically. Every year, faced with the life-or-death problem of choosing and traveling to a new home, honeybees stake everything on a process that includes collective fact-finding, vigorous debate, and consensus building. In fact, as world-renowned animal behaviorist Thomas Seeley reveals, these incredible insects have much to teach us when it comes to collective wisdom and effective decision making. A remarkable account of scientific discovery, Honeybee Democracy brings together, for the first time, decades of Seeley's pioneering research to tell the amazing story of house hunting and democratic debate among the honeybees.

©2010 Princeton University Press (P)2017 Tantor

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Small Talk

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Are you awkward and struggle when faced with social situations? Has being an introvert held you back in relationships and in your career? It’s time to change all that! It is true that we are not all confident when it comes to making conversation with others. Being at a party with lots of people around can be a nightmare for those who find it hard to start talking to someone else, and socializing with clients or work colleagues can be equally demanding. But with Small Talk: A Success Guide for All Introverts to Making Great Conversations with Anyone, there is a way to learn simple techniques that can improve confidence and ability, with advice and tips on: Putting yourself in social situations General small talk techniques Facing your fears Conversation planning How to develop an elevator speech Setting goals And much more... We all know someone who has difficulty striking up the conversation that will break the ice. It may even be you. But Small Talk will help you overcome those problems, build your confidence, and increase your skills when confronted with any social occasion. Get the audiobook now and start great conversations today!  

©2019 Jinjae Lee (P)2019 Jinjae Lee

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Abundancia [Abundance]

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Tú puedes vivir en Abundancia, y si te preguntas ¿cómo? entonces necesitas leer este libro en el que se explican los principios y claves para activar el poder subconsciente para atraer dinero.  Con el poder subconsciente me refiero a que todos tus sentidos, tu mente, tus actitudes, tus emociones, tus respuestas “automáticas”, tu perspectiva de la vida, tus creencias, los patrones conductuales, absolutamente todo lo que te motiva, esté alineado hacia un solo objetivo. Ese objetivo es tu bienestar, tu felicidad, estar y sentirte bien. Cuando logras alinearte, y convertirte en un ser íntegro, es decir, en una unidad completa, podrás disfrutar de tu poder para materializar la realidad que quieres vivir.  La abundancia no solo incluye el dinero y la riqueza, también el bienestar, la salud, la paz mental. Tener abundancia es cumplir tus sueños y metas de igual forma. ¿qué te detiene para vivirla? Yo te lo diré: te detiene la estructura mental con la que te has formado.  Libérate de esa estructura, y comienza a avanzar por el sendero de la abundancia, dando pasos sólidos, con prácticas que sí funcionan.  En ti está el poder de la acción, activa tu mente para la abundancia.  Esto es lo que encontraráse: Tipos de meditaciones y otras técnicas para enfocarte correctamente y atraer la abundancia, prosperidad y el dinero.  Claves para nutrir tu mente de energía positiva y hacerla fluir hacia la materialización de tus metas.  Técnicas para programar y mantener la programación de tu mente en sintonía con tu deseo de abundancia.  Pasos para desarrollar una mentalidad de estrategia y lograr el éxito en todos los ámbitos de tu vida.  Negocios y tendencias para generar dinero en automático.  Y mucho más.  Este es el audio que necesitas para activar tu mente subconsciente y atraer la abundancia. El Siguiente paso es comprar tu audio¡ahora mismo! Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2020 Zaid Asher (P)2020 Zaid Asher

Author: Zaid Asher
Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
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The Habit Blueprint

2 ratings

Summary

Create lasting change the easy way! What if a few simple strategies could radically transform your life? What if exercising, eating healthy, staying organized, saving money, and reading was something you did automatically? Certified mental trainer Patrik Edblad has helped 400+ clients create massive change in their lives. Drawing from his vast experience, as well as his in-depth study of cutting-edge research in cognitive and behavioral psychology, he answers the question: what are the secrets to lasting change? His fascinating findings are presented in The Habit Blueprint: 15 Simple Steps to Transform Your Life. In this audiobook, you will learn: The neurological loop that drives your habit (and how to make it work for you) How a small mindset shift can dramatically increase your chances of success How to create positive effects across all areas of your life with just one "keystone habit" How to make daily progress even if you’re tired or pressed for time How to get yourself hooked on your habit A simple strategy to make you to 2x to 3x more likely to follow through every day How to set up a ”token economy” to reinforce your habit How to continually review and readjust your approach How to change the ”activation energy” of your habits How to surround yourself with encouraging people How to create a ”commitment contract” How to use accountability to stick to your habit How to prevent falling for ”mental loopholes” How to limit the damage when you have a setback The Habit Blueprint is the definite step-by-step guide to putting any habit into place - and keep it there. Get it now to create lasting change the easy way, without feeling overwhelmed and frustrated! 

©2016 Patrik Edblad (P)2018 Patrik Edblad

Narrator: Greg Zarcone
Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
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Painless Ways to Build Your Vocabulary

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This chapter-level audiobook can help make you wealthy and happy or, depending on your situation, wealthier and happier. But only if you approach it with an open mind. Start with this thought: Your success in your professional, financial, and personal lives depends to a great extent on your ability to articulate. I first learned the truth and power behind that statement when I lived in a grimy coal-mining and steel-making town in Pennsylvania, where it was clear that articulate professionals were more successful than the less articulate miners and mill workers. My education continued years later at the top levels of government, business, and academe, where I observed power brokers and decision makers use their considerable skills with language to think clearly, arrive at logical decisions, and convey those decisions clearly to others. And over the years, I saw that my happiest friends and associates were able to communicate clearly with spouses and others with whom they enjoy close relationships. In short, my intuition told me that language is the root cause of a more fulfilled life. Along came Pete and this audiobook. He explained the premise in his own articulate way, converting my intuition to reality such that I agreed to be profiled in a chapter and now the foreword. Throughout recorded history, many thinkers have noted the importance of being articulate and the power of words; you'll find a few of their comments in the book. Pete, however, goes a giant step further by connecting articulation to wealth and happiness and to the clear thinking and better decisions that thwart mediocrity. He quite correctly points out that we think in words, and we need more words to think with as the issues we need to resolve become more complex, as they do as we rise in any organization and as our close relationships mature. Pete has successfully and clearly connected wealth, happiness, and words with compelling evidence. Now you can.

©2015 Pete Geissler (P)2015 Pete Geissler

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Corporate Innovation in the Fifth Era

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Over the last 30 years a host of new technologies have begun to change every industry, driving us into a new era of human existence. The companies who have been most able to tap into these new innovations have become the most highly valued companies in the world. To do so, they have created a new approach to corporate innovation. In Corporate Innovation in the Fifth Era, Silicon Valley insiders Matthew C. Le Merle and Alison Davis share the lessons they have learned from two decades of interaction with Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft as well as other leading companies. The authors describe this new approach so that every company can be ready as we enter the Fifth Era.

©2017 Matthew C. Le Merle and Alison Davis (P)2017 Matthew C. Le Merle and Alison Davis

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Millionaire by Thirty

3 ratings

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The definitive, easy to understand and breakthrough guide on how young people can take their limited first income and turn it into a small fortune by the time they turn 30 from an expert financial planner. Most people know that there are 70 million Baby Boomers in America today....but what is less known is that there are approximately 100 million people in America between the ages of 16 and 30. This generation has just entered, or will soon be entering the work force. And they have no idea how to invest, save, or handle their money.   Young people today come out of school having had little or no formal education on the basics of money management. Many have large debts from student loans looming over their heads. And many feel confused and powerless when their pricey educations don't translate into high paying jobs. They feel that their $30,000-$40,000 salary is too meager to bother with investing, and they constantly fear that there will be "too much month left at the end of their money."   Douglas R. Andrew has shown the parents of this generation a different pathway to financial freedom. Now Doug and his sons, Emron and Aaron - both of whom are in their mid-20s - show the under-30 crowd how they can break from traditional 401k investment plans and instead can find a better way by investing in real estate, budgeting effectively, avoiding unnecessary taxes and using life insurance to create tax-free income.   With the principles outlined in Millionaire by Thirty, recent graduates will be earning enough interest on their savings to meet their basic living expenses by the time they're 30. And by the time they're 35, their investments will be earning more money than they are, guaranteeing them a happy, wealthy future. 

©2008 Douglas R. Andrew, Emron D Andrew, and Aaron R. Andrew (P)2008 Hachette Audio

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Managing and Embracing Failure, Self-Motivation Goal Setting

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At least one time in life, you fail. And when you fail doing something, you feel like the worst person on the planet. But do we always have to do everything right? People are always in search of perfection. They try to find it even in the most insignificant things and are disappointed when they don't manage to find it. And people are even more disappointed when they, or other people, make a mistake. This problem appears when we set goals too high or when we have too-high expectations. Making mistakes is human, if you don't make mistakes, it means you are not human at all. But there are a lot of ways to manage failures. Here it what you will find inside the book: What are the failures and how make us humans  How to make failures a component of success  How to best self-motivate  How to set your goals correctly  And much more... If you are afraid of failures and of the reaction of the people that surround you when making a mistakes, then this is the perfect book for you! Not only you will learn how to accept failures, but you will also understand that you can take something good from it. Making a success from a failure is the best way to fight failures! If you are facing an obstacle, don’t walk back, learn to overcome it. Don’t lose time by avoiding acting instead of solving the problem. You will see that day after day there will be a lot of improvements and you will be able to understand your failures! Stop being afraid! Stop trying to go around the difficult parts to avoid mistakes! Scroll up the page and click the "Buy" button to begin a journey toward the successful failures!

©2019 F. P. Riobo (P)2019 F. P. Riobo

Narrator: Richard Hawks
Author: F. P. Riobo
Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
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Snakes in Suits, Revised Edition

8 ratings

Summary

All of us at some point have - or will - come into contact with psychopathic individuals. The danger they present may not be readily apparent because of their ability to charm, deceive, and manipulate. Although not necessarily criminal, their self-serving nature frequently is destructive to the organizations that employ them. So how can we protect ourselves and our organizations in a business climate that offers the perfect conditions for psychopaths to thrive? In Snakes in Suits, Hare, an expert on the scientific study of psychopathy, and Babiak, an industrial and organizational psychologist and a leading authority on the corporate psychopath, examine the role of psychopaths in modern corporations and provide the tools employers can use to avoid and deal with them. Together, they have developed the B-Scan 360, a research tool designed specifically for business professionals. Dr. Babiak and Dr. Hare reveal the secret lives of psychopaths, explain the ways in which they manipulate and deceive, and help you to see through their games. The rapid pace of today's corporate environment provides the perfect breeding ground for these "snakes in suits" and this newly revised and updated classic gives you the insight, information, and power to protect yourself and your company before it's too late.

©2006 Paul Babiak, PhD, and Robert D. Hare, CM, PhD (P)2019 Tantor

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A Conversation on Trust

Summary

There is one thing that is common to  every individual, relationship, team, family, organization, nation, economy, and civilization throughout the world - one thing which, if removed will destroy the most powerful government, the most successful business, the most thriving economy, the most influential leadership, the greatest friendship, the strongest character, the deepest love.

©2009 FranklinCovey Co. (P)2009 FranklinCovey Co.

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Situations Matter

1 rating

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An entertaining and engaging exploration of the invisible forces influencing your life - and how understanding them can improve everything you do. The world around you is pulling your strings, shaping your innermost instincts and your most private thoughts. And you don't even realize it. Every day and in all walks of life, we overlook the enormous power of situations, of context in our lives. That's a mistake, says Sam Sommers in his provocative new book. Just as a museum visitor neglects to notice the frames around paintings, so do people miss the influence of ordinary situations on the way they think and act. But frames - situations - do matter. Your experience viewing the paintings wouldn't be the same without them. The same is true for human nature. In Situations Matter, Sommers argues that by understanding the powerful influence that context has in our lives and using this knowledge to rethink how we see the world, we can be more effective at work, at home, and in daily interactions with others. He describes the pitfalls to avoid and offers insights into making better decisions and smarter observations about the world around us.

©2011 Sam Sommers (P)2011 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Joshua Swanson
Author: Sam Sommers
Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Scrum

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Does your business regularly develop complex projects? Do you need a structure that will enable you to better direct your energy and resources where they are needed most? Scrum could be solution to your problem! Many businesses often face a crisis of waste that is often brought about by simply failing to move with the times. Inefficiency, loss of productivity, poor performance and low customer satisfaction are the usual end results, and this is no good for anyone. Scrum is a clever method of collaborative thinking that deals with problems as they arise and fix them before they become unmanageable. In the sections of Scrum: The Ultimate Step by Step Guide to Master Scrum Framework, Enhance Business Productivity, Build Agile and Lean Teams, Break Goals in Sprints and Manage Complex Tasks, you can learn how to alter the way your business operates and make it a competitive prospect once more, with sections that include: The principles and qualities of Scrum How Scrum reacts to changes The properties of a good Scrum and the people you will need Phases, processes, and methodology Fundamental Scrum Master skills The difference between a Project Manager and a Scrum Master And much more... Teamwork, while being able to adapt to changing pictures and customer needs, are the key to successful Scrum working and with Scrum: The ultimate step-by-step guide, you will soon be presiding over a more streamlined approach that delivers a better product and greater customer satisfaction. Get a copy now and improve the way you deal with complex problems.

©2020 Craig M. Wetherell (P)2020 Craig M. Wetherell

Narrator: Aldrin Daguit
Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Linked

1 rating

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From a cocktail party to a terrorist cell, from an ancient bacteria to an international conglomerate - all are networks, and all are part of a surprising scientific revolution. A maverick group of scientists is discovering that all networks have a deep underlying order and operate according to simple but powerful rules. This knowledge promises to shed light on the spread of fads and viruses, the robustness of ecosystems, the vulnerability of economies - even the future of democracy. Now, for the first time, a scientist whose own work has transformed the study of "links and nodes" takes us inside the unfolding network revolution. Albert-Laszlo Barabasi traces the fascinating history of connected systems, beginning with mathematician Leonhard Euler's first forays into graph theory in the late 1700s and culminating in biologists' development of cancer drugs based on a new understanding of cellular networks. Combining narrative flare with sparkling insights, Barabasi introduces us to the myriad modern-day "cartographers" mapping networks in a range of scientific disciplines. Aided by powerful computers, they are proving that social networks, corporations, and cells are more similar than they are different. Their discoveries provide an important new perspective on the interconnected world around us. Linked reveals how Google came to be the Internet's most popular search engine, how Vernon Jordan's social network affects the entire American economy, what it would take to bring down a terrorist organization like al Qaeda, and why an obscure finding of Einstein's could change the way we look at the networks in our own lives. Understanding the structure and behavior of networks will forever alter our world, allowing us to design the "perfect" business or stop a disease outbreak before it goes global. Engaging and authoritative, Linked provides an exciting preview of the next century in science. Also available in print from Perseus Publishing.

©2002 Albert-Laszlo Barabasi (P)2002 Random House, Inc.

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Habits

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Everyone has habits that they would prefer to break, be they related to low self-confidence, a propensity for clutter, a negative outlook on life, a lack of discipline, or poor dietary habits, just to name a few. Understanding your bad habits and taking the required steps to improve them are two very different things, however, as bad habits often have a way of taking on a life of their own and taking you hostage in the process. If you are looking for a way to free yourself, while improving virtually every aspect of your everyday life then Habits: Beginner's Guide to Develop Positive and Good Habits for a Successful Life is the book you have been waiting for. Inside you will find a complete breakdown of many of the most common bad habits that people suffer under the yoke of on a regular basis as well as positive alternatives that you can replace them with instead. Not only that, but you will find step by step instructions as well as tips and tricks to make the transition as quick and manageable as possible. Before you get started, it is important to keep in mind that it takes roughly 30 days of continuous work to form new, positive habits, and that is on the short end of the timeline. If you have been living with negative variations of the habits discussed within, it could easily take you twice that long before the new activities and routines can truly be called habits. If you hope to find success, then you really need to approach them with the right expectations. So what are you waiting for? Take control of your habits and take control of your life. Buy this book today!

©2017 Kazi Jackson (P)2017 K.M. Kassi

Narrator: Pete Beretta
Author: Kazi Jackson
Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Think Smart Not Hard

1 rating

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Are you unhappy with your directionless life? Discover a road map for navigating your successful, fulfilling future. Struggling to cope with personal tragedy? Worried you'll never live up to your full potential? Best-selling author Roy Huff overcame abuse and abject poverty to become an accomplished teacher and research scientist. His secrets for success have changed countless lives, and now they can help you, too! Think Smart Not Hard connects science and human psychology to help you retrain your brain for a brighter tomorrow. Through a combination of step-by-step strategies and inspirational anecdotes, this transformational guidebook will help you conquer common obstacles to discover your life's true path. In Think Smart Not Hard, you'll discover: How to develop the right mind-set to overcome any personal tragedy How writing down and reflecting upon action plans will ignite your success How incorporating weekly principles can accelerate your road to recovery A series of exclusive quotations from industry leaders and motivational gurus Simple hacks to help you take charge of your personal finances And much, much more! Think Smart Not Hard is your no-nonsense guide for finally grasping the life you were born to live. If you like real-world applications, optimizing your existing strengths, and honest accounts from a self-made man, then you'll love Roy Huff's energizing resource. Buy Think Smart Not Hard to begin shaping your destiny today!

©2017 Roy Huff (P)2017 Roy Huff

Narrator: Mike Norgaard
Author: Roy Huff
Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
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Emotional Intelligence and How to Achieve Mastery

1 rating

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Do you want to be more likable but don’t know how to? Do you want to say the right things at the right time but are not sure where to start? Do you want to know the link between emotional intelligence and top-level high-paying executive positions and how you can advance your career using that knowledge? Do you want to want to keep things feeling good in any social setting and grow those important personal relationships?  If you have answered "Yes" to any of the above, then Emotional Intelligence and How to Achieve Mastery has just the right proven knowledge for you! You will explore how to: Use the 25 proven ways for an instant social-skill boost and yet also have an intimate communion with yourself Bolster your self-confidence and self-awareness and keep things feeling good without worrying about saying the wrong things Be equipped with the right skills to persuade, listen, and motivate in your workplace. That might just be the thing you need to show the higher-ups you are ready! Be very much in control and avoid committing all the social faux pas that are so frowned upon Stop doing those harsh things to yourself and realize your better potential in both work and life! Keep doing a good job at being a fantastic human being! Be the life of any social event or the guiding light of your family Being in tune with your emotions gives you so much more than just easy socialization with everyone. When you are emotionally assured and have a good handle on your emotional skills, you are more likely to:  Be open to new experiences and thereby enrich yourself much more Make more real friends and spot those you would rather do without Be successful in the workplace where colleagues look up to you and your bosses rely on you Form deeper and more intimate relationships with your close ones Emotional Intelligence is a skill and can be learned through consistent practice and training. This audiobook is stuffed with lots of proven exercises, helpful info, and practical ideas. So click the "Buy Now" button at the top right and get ready to initiate a revolution to become a better version of who you are!

©2018 Jacob Greene (P)2019 Jacob Greene

Narrator: Sam Bogart
Author: Jacob Greene
Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
Available on Audible
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The Conscious Creative

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An actionable guide to mindfulness and practical ethics for any creative professional who wants to make a living without selling their soul.  It can be difficult to live according to our values in a complicated world. At a time when capitalism seems most unforgiving but the need for paying work remains high, it is important to learn how we can be more mindful and intentional about our impact - personal, social, economic, and environmental.  As designer and creative director Kelly Small had to do to navigate a crisis of ethics and burnout in their career in advertising, we can admit our complicity in problematic systems and take on the responsibility of letting our own conscience guide our decisions.  Start with one or many of these 100+ rigorously researched, ultra-practical action steps:   Co-create and collaborate  Get obsessed with accessibility  Demand diverse teams  Commit to self-care  Make ethics a competitive edge  Be mindful of privilege  Create for empowerment, not exploitation  With a humorous and irreverent tone, Small reveals how when we release unnecessary judgement and become action-oriented, we can clarify the complicated business of achieving an ethical practice in the creative industries. Discover the power of incremental, positive changes in our daily work-lives and the fulfillment of purposeful work.

©2020 Kelly Small (P)2020 OrangeSky Audio

Narrator: Lisa Negron
Author: Kelly Small
Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
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The Mindset of Small Talk

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Wouldn't it be nice to chat with anybody without having to come up with things to say? One of the nicest ladies I ever met was a school teacher.  I was chatting with her on a film set once because we were using her daughter in a commercial. This lady was (and I repeat) one of the nicest people I have ever met. I think we chatted for about 30 minutes and then I never saw her again.  Thirty minutes. I seriously thought that I could trust this lady with all my deepest darkest secrets. That I could call her up one day and ask her to go for coffee and she’d say yes.  How could this lady make such an impression on me in such a short amount of time? Well, she had mastered the two keys you need to be a perfect small talker. These two things are revealed in my book and once you know them, everything gets so much easier.  My name is Lana and I am a relationship and self-care blogger. Before I started a blog, I was a seriously introverted university student trying to get through film school without having to small-talk with my classmates at lunch.  Little did I know back then, the film industry is all about networking and creating relationships with people you barely know. Once I started actually working in film, I was forced into learning how to small talk and how to get along with people. I was able to do this by observing others and stealing their techniques. People like that lovely high school teacher became my role models, I needed to do what they were doing.  After years of observation, I realized that all master small-talkers have a few things in common but the biggest things are the two keys that were shown to me so elegantly by that school teacher. Once I had mastered those, no small talk conversation was a nightmare anymore. In fact, I started to enjoy them.  My book will show you: The two keys you need to master small talk, and neither of them involve conversation starters How to shift your perspective on small talk so that it takes the pressure off The reason why small talk is not about entertaining others but is actually for you The difference between a good conversation starter and a bad one Small talk for people with social anxiety Small talk for introverts Small talk for dating, making friends, and networking How to improve your self esteem How to help in building confidence How to never fear the dreaded small talk conversation ever again! If you've read this far, you're already 500 words into transforming yourself into a real people person. Don't hesitate to make this simple yet super-effective change in your life.  Download my book and instantly start improving your conversation skills today.

©2018 Lana Otoya (P)2018 Lana Otoya

Author: Lana Otoya
Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
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Israel - Culture Smart!

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This edition provides important insights for listeners, revealing what to expect and how to behave, how to avoid misunderstandings, and how to form good social and business relationships when on visit to Israel.  While Israel is a modern and largely secular country, it is one steeped in biblical history - a place where religion still plays an active role in public life. In 70 years, it has grown from a sparsely populated strip of land into a vigorous democracy and regional superpower. Often called the Startup Nation, Israel is a world leader in a number of high-tech industries. Its democratic institutions, despite political and social polarization in recent years, are among the most enlightened in the world.  This guide will help listeners understand the country and its people beyond the headlines, ensuring greater understanding and a valuable and successful traveling experience.

©2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Tips to Improve Communication Skills

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Tips to Improve Communication Skills: A Step by Step Guide to Improve Communication Skills at Work and in Relationships Communications form the core of human relationships. The way you communicate to people in your family, workplace, and society at large goes a long way in determining how they perceive you, and in turn how they relate with you. Each one of us needs to make an effort to master the art of conversation.  This audiobook contains proven steps and strategies on how to effectively communicate with others and how to easily express what you want and need to say. This audiobook contains: Compliment your partner and yourself Improve your relationships for better communication Empathy Internal workplace communication External workplace communication Group workplace communication How to communicate effectively at work How to communicate in different situations Steps of developing effective workplace communication skills Techniques to develop and display open-mindedness, empathy, and respect in workplace communication Workplace communication techniques And more In any organizations, good communication isn't just about resolving conflict. Good communication is an important element in client relationships, profitability, team effectiveness, and employee engagement. Building healthy working relationships are vital to any business success. A major part of this is understanding your own personal communication style, how you can influence other people, and how to use your communication style to create effective business relationship and it isn't just about being able to more accurately speaking and concisely present your thought and ideas. It's also not just about resolving conflict or creating a more positive team environment it is essential to sales, client relationships, better team environment, company culture, employee, and team management engagement. The a most comprehensive guide for interpersonal communication in the workplace for a better productive environment, client relationships, team development, and employee engagement! Get thi audiobook now and learn to write more effectively, communicate with customers, partners, and employees, and craft compelling communication plans and proposals, as well as communication skills training for difficult situations.

©2019 David L. Lewis (P)2019 David L. Lewis

Narrator: Russell Newton
Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
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Interviewing & Recruiting

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This book is about the stuff you learn when you've worked for a boss you'd swear jumped out of a Dilbert cartoon; worked in a business whose performance careened up and down like a runaway clown car; when you've faced legal or ethical problems that needed the wisdom of Solomon to sort out while they roiled your guts at night; or when you've sat on the stand across from some third-rate Perry Mason, or tried to be one yourself. It's about what you learn when you've knocked yourself out to put measurable six-figure savings back on the company's bottom line; or when an employee pleads for her job with tears in her eyes as she lies through her teeth to your face, or when you've faced down an employee who was spoiling for any chance he could get to sue your organization crippled; or maybe when you've dealt with the employee who told his supervisor he's going to shoot himself. Like almost everyone else, whenever I've cleaned up some human resources mess - or made one of my own - I would learn something that I tucked in my back pocket, to pull out as needed when something similar popped up. Some people call this their bag of tricks or wisdom. I've always thought of it as my little black book. Practically, anybody with 15 or so years of experience could have created this book, and surely some would have done better. I guess I just thought of it first. I can't do much about that, but I hope that a peek through my little black book of HR will spare you, dear listener, a few bloody noses in your HR career or shave a few degrees off of your learning curve. This is a chapter-level book. The full book is available as The Little Black Book of Human Resources Management.

©2015 Barry Wolfe (P)2015 The Expressive Press

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Six Sigma

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Whether you want to boost your earnings via becoming a Six Sigma Certified Professional or are just looking for a way to learn more about the strategies as well as tools crucial to the support quality and improvement initiatives, this audiobook is an invaluable training kit. Who is it for? This audiobook is for anybody willing to learn Six Sigma and its processes. Beginner or advanced, the guide makes the learning journey easy. For individuals already knowledgeable with the basics of the processes of Six Sigma, then it is pretty easy to jump ahead and then drive into the in-depth tools that are available in the methodology. The manuscript is ideal for individuals seeking Six Sigma Certification. Because it is commonly used by The Council in Charge of Six Sigma Certification and other trainers across the world, you can rest assured that it covers in detail the necessary information. It can, therefore, be utilized in the open-book examination. The Department for Six Sigma Certification is a prominent source for the certification because it is one of the most respected with invaluable accreditation bodies for the discipline. That said, people looking to increase their income can listen to this audiobook. Studies indicate that earning a viably advanced Six Sigma Certification will increase your income by up to 30 percent. It is daunting to think of a different designation that can successfully increase your income by that much with a small amount of effort as well as expense. For people who aspire to stand out from the market competition, this is the right audiobook for you. The job industry has changed over the years. The reality is that individuals who do not participate in offering additional value to their organizations are usually viewed as easily dispensable by their employers, regardless of their time at work. Being knowledgeable in the department of Six Sigma methodologies can assist in ensuring that employees are viewed as an invaluable asset by the current and future employers. For companies with the aspiration to train their employees, Six Sigma is the right audiobook for your needs because studies indicate that a viable Six Sigma implementation leads to direct savings for every resource utilized. What is inside This comprehensive guide has been created with the learner in mind. Many similar books provide the same learning tools and skill set fall in one of the two main categories. One segment is the training phase, which is very comprehensive. The second segment is the material, which is often watered down, thereby leaving the listener without the basic knowledge to succeed in business. Our guide provides a perfect balance between the two. It offers in-depth information to the listener's preference. The material in this training guide is also broken into six key areas, which provide a detailed introduction and overview of Six Sigma and a short overview of the Six Sigma tools. The audiobook covers advanced concepts and statistical data analysis, coupled with useful guides for data collection. The Lean, as well as Six Sigma, approaches, make identification of the defects easier. Lean methodology assists in getting rid of any form of waste derived from non-necessary analysis. Six Sigma approaches result in detailed identification as well as reduction of various process defects. With this combined and well-thought-out approach, you’ll be well on your way to becoming an expert in the field. Now is your chance to take advantage of the opportunity to be Six Sigma expert and set yourself apart from your coworkers. It’s time to take on your next challenge.

©2020 Eric Scott (P)2020 Eric Scott

Narrator: Sam Slydell
Author: Eric Scott
Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
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A Primal Wisdom, Second Edition

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In this Pulitzer entry, the author describes how we can find balance between our competitive drives and our cooperative drives so that we can operate at highest possible level, and shows us how nature relates to these traits and how they both tie into order and chaos, even to the universe. It gives us a dynamic equation for synthesizing cooperative order with competitive chaos, and teaches the universal law of co-opetition - which means to synthesize cooperation with competition. Author Asaro shows us how we can vastly improve the interrelationships of our lives, our systems, our politics and our economies, both at home and between the peoples of the world, and yet, keep our good faith rational principles, our freedoms, and build even greater liberty for the individual. Preeminently, however, it shows how we can accomplish all this within the overarching parameters of a socially moral society.

©2015 V Frank Asaro (P)2016 Bettie Youngs / Bettie Youngs Book Publishers

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The Lives of Bees

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How the lives of wild honey bees offer vital lessons for saving the world’s managed bee colonies Humans have kept honey bees in hives for millennia, yet only in recent decades have biologists begun to investigate how these industrious insects live in the wild. The Lives of Bees is Thomas Seeley’s captivating story of what scientists are learning about the behavior, social life, and survival strategies of honey bees living outside the beekeeper’s hive - and how wild honey bees may hold the key to reversing the alarming die-off of the planet’s managed honey bee populations.  Seeley, a world authority on honey bees, sheds light on why wild honey bees are still thriving while those living in managed colonies are in crisis. Drawing on the latest science, as well as insights from his own pioneering fieldwork, he describes in extraordinary detail how honey bees live in nature and reveals how this differs significantly from their lives under the management of beekeepers. Seeley presents an entirely new approach to beekeeping - Darwinian Beekeeping - which enables honey bees to use the toolkit of survival skills their species has acquired over the past 30 million years, and to evolve solutions to the new challenges they face today. He tells beekeepers how to use the principles of natural selection to guide their practices, and he offers a new vision of how beekeeping can better align with the natural habits of honey bees.  Engaging and deeply personal, The Lives of Bees reveals how we can become better custodians of honey bees and make use of their resources in ways that enrich their lives, as well as our own. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Thomas D. Seeley (P)2019 Princeton University Press

Narrator: William Hope
Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
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Tax Lien Certificates & Tax Deed Investing: Learn How to Build Wealth and Protect Your Finances

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Tax Lien Certificates & Tax Deed Investing speaks on the initial process and the pros and cons.

©2018 John I Osborne (P)2018 John I Osborne

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The Healthy Programmer

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To keep doing what you love, you need to maintain your own systems, not just the ones you write code for. Regular exercise and proper nutrition help you learn, remember, concentrate, and be creative - skills critical to doing your job well. Learn how to change your work habits, master exercises that make working at a computer more comfortable, and develop a plan to keep fit, healthy, and sharp for years to come. Small changes to your habits can improve your health - without getting in the way of your work. The Healthy Programmer gives you a daily plan of action that's incremental and iterative just like the software development processes you're used to. Every tip, trick, and best practice is backed up by the advice of doctors, scientists, therapists, nutritionists, and numerous fitness experts. We'll review the latest scientific research to understand how being healthy is good for your body and mind. You'll start by adding a small amount of simple activity to your day - no trips to the gym needed. You'll learn how to mitigate back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, and many other common sources of pain. You'll also learn how to refactor your diet to properly fuel your body without gaining weight or feeling hungry. Then, you'll turn the exercises and activities into a pragmatic workout methodology that doesn't interfere with the demands of your job and may actually improve your cognitive skills. You'll also learn the secrets of prominent figures in the software community who turned their health around by making diet and exercise changes. Throughout, you'll track your progress with a "companion iPhone app". Finally, you'll learn how to make your healthy lifestyle pragmatic, attainable, and fun. If you're going to live well, you should enjoy it.

©2013 The Pragmatic Bookshelf (P)2017 Spoken Word Inc

Narrator: Don Azevedo
Author: Joe Kutner
Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
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Corporate Superpower

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Many organizations today find themselves stagnating, struggling just to keep up in today’s rapidly changing environment. Companies rise and fall with alarming rapidity. Employees and managers have little or no loyalty to their organizations and are always on the lookout for a bigger pay check or the next step in their own careers. All of this presents major problems for any group, whether a gas station, church, or international corporate powerhouse. And they can all be traced back to one thing - culture.  Culture is the soul of any organization. A strong culture breeds loyalty, innovation, and success. A weak culture will breed cynicism, apathy, instability, and the eventual demise of the organization. Yet, culture is an often-overlooked aspect of business thinking and strategy.  However, there are a lot of organizations with counterproductive cultures in which culture is an inhibitor, slowing down all processes and increasing transaction, governance, and production costs. This issue is rarely discussed but very often faced by all of us. Positive culture can’t be maintained without such critical factors as respect, job satisfaction, involvement, loyalty, shared affection, preparedness to change, and responsibility, which defines the engagement of everyone in an organization. Teamwork, innovativeness, professionalism, accountability, shared vision, and trust form the main asset of any organization, its metaphysical resources. They define the nature of psychological power residing in culture and have direct impact on a company’s performance and achievement of its goals. Whether or not this potential is realized depends on how effectively it is exploited. In this audiobook, a listener will learn what culture is, why it is important, and how to fix it when it goes wrong. Leaders, management, as well as employees on the front lines will benefit from the discussion. This audiobook is for those rising above the ordinary every day. 

©2018 WildBlue Press (P)2018 WildBlue Press

Narrator: E Roy Worley
Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
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The Vanishing American Corporation

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It may be hard to believe in an era of Walmart, Citizens United, and the Koch brothers, but corporations are on the decline. The number of American companies listed on the stock market dropped by half between 1996 and 2012. In recent years we've seen some of the most storied corporations go bankrupt (General Motors, Chrysler, Eastman Kodak) or disappear entirely (Bethlehem Steel, Lehman Brothers, Borders). Gerald Davis argues this is a root cause of the income inequality and social instability we face today. Corporations were once an integral part of building the middle class. He points out that in their heyday, they offered millions of people lifetime employment, stable career paths, health insurance, and retirement pensions. They were like small, private welfare states. The businesses that are replacing them will not fill the same role. For one thing, they employ far fewer people - the combined global workforces of Facebook, Yelp, Zynga, LinkedIn, Zillow, Tableau, Zulily, and Box are smaller than the number of people who lost their jobs when Circuit City was liquidated in 2009. And in the "sharing economy", companies have no obligation to most of the people who work for them - at the end of 2014 Uber had over 160,000 "driver-partners" in the United States but recognized only about 2,000 people as actual employees. Davis tracks the rise of the large American corporation and the economic, social, and technological developments that have led to its decline. The future could see either increasing economic polarization, as careers turn into jobs and jobs turn into tasks, or a more democratic economy built from the grass roots. It's up to us.

©2016 Gerald F. Davis (P)2016 Gerald F. Davis

Narrator: Jeff Hoyt
Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
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How Social Anxiety Can Hold You Back at Work

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We've all been in situations where we don't want to socialize - and that's normal. However, sometimes being social can be totally overwhelming and completely uncomfortable. And it's hard to overcome your fear of speaking with someone when you don't want to. It's common to be shy sometimes when you just aren't in a good mood, or don't want to talk. But what about those times when the thought of speaking with someone makes your nervous? Or makes you sweat? Or makes your stomach knot? And what happens when you feel this way at work? How do you deal with social anxiety at work? How do you overcome it? If you can't speak naturally with your boss or co-workers then you're not acting as your best self, and you're not reaching your full potential at your job. Your social anxiety is holding you back at work if you don't do anything about it. In order to advance your career, you need to be the best you can be. Who is this book for? This audiobook is for people who experience social anxiety that prevents them from acting the way they want to when they're at work. This book is also for people with low-level social anxiety that can be managed without needing the help of a professional. However, if you or anyone you know is experiencing social anxiety that prevents normal daily functioning then please keep in mind that this book is not a replacement for professional help. In this book, you will learn: 1. What social anxiety is 2. How social anxiety affects your work life 3. The most common workplace anxieties 4. General advice to keep social anxiety in check 5. How to cope with job interview anxiety 6. How to handle meetings 7. How to network with social anxiety

©2015 Relationship Up (P)2015 Relationship Up

Narrator: Steve Barnes
Author: David Leads
Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
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50 Things to Know About Modern Manners

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Do you think manners and etiquette have gone the way of the dinosaurs? Have you been hurt by someone who didn’t have manners or proper etiquette? Do you want to learn how to behave in certain situations? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this book is for you. 50 Things to Know About Modern Manners by Krista “KK” Mounsey offers advice on how to behave in 10 different situations. Most books on manners tell you that you must do this or that - and that you have to memorize a set of social rules in order to behave correctly. Although there's nothing wrong with that, there are some other things that you should know in order to accomplish your goal.  Based on knowledge from etiquette professionals, when you display proper manners and have good etiquette, people will genuinely like you and want to spend time with you - and even do whatever you ask them to.  You'll discover tips and tricks that you can do in order for you to accomplish your goal of becoming one of the most likeable people in your circle of friends.  By the time you finish this book, you will know how to behave in certain situations - and how to gain the respect and admiration of your family, friends, co-workers, and even strangers!  So grab download your copy today. You'll be glad you did.

©2015 CZYK Publishing (P)2018 CZYK Publishing

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Inclusion: Diversity, the New Workplace & the Will to Change

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Embrace diversity and thrive as an organization In the rapidly changing business landscape, harnessing the power of diversity and inclusion is essential for the very viability and sustainability of every organization. Talent who feel fully welcomed, valued, respected, and heard by their colleagues and their organizations will fuel this growth. We will only succeed in this transformation if those in leadership pivot from command and control management styles to reinvent how we look at people, every organization's greatest asset. It's also critical that we build systems that embrace diversity in all its forms, from identity and background to diversity of thought, style, approach, and experience, tying it directly to the bottom line. Inclusion: Diversity, the New Workplace & the Will to Change stands up and embraces what true diversity and inclusion represent to any organization in any industry - an opportunity. Open your heart and prepare to be inspired as award-winning entrepreneur, dynamic speaker, and respected diversity and inclusion expert Jennifer Brown shares proven strategies to empower members of your entire organization to utilize all of their talents and potential to drive positive organizational change and the future of work.

©2017 Jennifer Brown (P)2017 Jennifer Brown

Narrator: Jennifer Brown
Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
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The Company

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In The Company, the largely unknown history of the joint-stock company is presented by the editors of Economist. One of history's greatest catalysts, the joint-stock company has dramatically changed the way human beings live, work, and conduct business. With companies now affecting the world on a global scale, it is more pressing than ever before to understand this driving force. A concise and entertaining Modern Library Classic, The Company is a fascinating listen with a reading from narrator Jonathan Davis.

©2003 John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC

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Love 'Em or Lose 'Em, Fifth Edition

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Since employees who walk out the door cost their companies up to 200 percent of their annual salaries to replace, retention is one of the most important issues facing businesses today. And with so many surveys reporting that employees are unhappy and not working up to their full potential, engagement is a second serious and costly issue. The latest edition of this Wall Street Journal best-seller offers 26 simple strategies - from A to Z - that managers can use to address their employees' real concerns and keep them engaged. The fifth edition has been revised and updated throughout and includes many more international examples, reflecting the fact that Love 'Em or Lose 'Em is available in 22 languages, from Albanian and Arabic to Thai and Turkish. Its message is truly one that spans continents and cultures.

©2014 Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans (P)2015 Recorded Books

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Scaling Up Skalieren auch Sie!

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Es ist über ein Jahrzehnt her, dass Verne Harnish Bestseller Mastering the Rockefeller Habits in der ersten Auflage erschien. Scaling Up ist die erste große Neubearbeitung dieses Business-Klassikers, in dem praktische Tools und Techniken für das Wachstum zum branchenführenden Unternehmen vorgestellt werden. Dieses Buch wurde geschrieben, damit jeder - vom einfachen bis zum leitenden Angestellten - gleichermaßen zum Wachstum seines Business beträgt. Scaling Up konzentriert sich auf die vier Haupt-Entscheidungsbereiche, die jedes Unternehmen angehen muss: People, Strategy, Execution und Cash. Das Buch beinhaltet eine Reihe von neuen ganzseitigen Arbeits-Tools, darunter der aktualisierte One-Page Strategic Plan und die Rockefeller Habits Checklist™, die bereits von mehr als 40.000 Firmen in aller Welt für ein erfolgreiches Scaling Up verwendet wurden. Viele von ihnen schafften ein Wachstum auf $10 Millionen, $100 Millionen oder gar $1 Milliarde und mehr - und konnten den Aufstieg sogar genießen! Verne Harnish hat bereits in viele Scaleups investiert. Er ist Gründer der weltweit bekannten Entrepreneurs‘ Organization (EO), Gründer des EO Executive Program am MIT und Gründer von Gazelles - einem globalen Unternehmen für Führungskräfte-Coaching und -Fortbildungen towie Technologieunternehmen. Er schreibt regelmäßig für das Magazin Fortune und leitet die ScaleUp Konferenzen. Er ist Verfasser von drei Bestsellern: Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, The Greatest Business Decisions of All Times - zu dem Jim Collins das Vorwort schrieb - und Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0). Verne lebt mit seiner Frau und seinen vier Kindern in Barcelona. Er liebt das Klavierspiel, Tennis und ist ein begeisterter Zauberer und eingetragenes Mitglied der International Brotherhood of Magicians.

©2021 ScaleUp Institut (P)2021 ScaleUp Institut

Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
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Jack Greaf: This CEO of a Mid-Sized, Multi-National, Multi-Product Manufacturer Evolved Into an Articulate via Observation and Need

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This chapter-level audiobook can help make you wealthy and happy or, depending on your situation, wealthier and happier - but only if you approach it with an open mind. Start with this thought: Your success in your professional, financial, and personal lives depends to a great extent on your ability to articulate. I first learned the truth and power behind that statement when I lived in a grimy coal-mining and steel-making town in Pennsylvania, where it was clear that articulate professionals were more successful than the less articulate miners and mill workers. My education continued years later at the top levels of government, business, and academe, where I observed power brokers and decision makers use their considerable skills with language to think clearly, arrive at logical decisions, and convey those decisions clearly to others. And over the years, I saw that my happiest friends and associates were able to communicate clearly with spouses and others with whom they enjoy close relationships. In short, my intuition told me that language is the root cause of a more fulfilled life. Then along came Pete and this book. He explained the premise in his own articulate way, converting my intuition to reality such that I agreed to be profiled in a chapter and now the foreword. Throughout recorded history, many thinkers have noted the importance of being articulate and the power of words; you'll hear a few of their comments in the book. Pete, however, goes a giant step further by connecting articulation to wealth and happiness and to the clear thinking and better decisions that thwart mediocrity. He quite correctly points out that we think in words, and we need more words to think with as the issues we need to resolve become more complex, as they do as we rise in any organization and as our close relationships mature.

©2015 Pete Geissler (P)2015 Pete Geissler

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Investing in Real Estate for Beginners

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Tips for buying your first rental property and create passive income and wealth through smart buy-and-hold real estate investing! Investing in profitable real estate rental properties can, at first, seem daunting. But with the information provided in this audiobook, you should be able to begin investing in real estate rental properties better equipped than when you first began. This audiobook contains: Types of real estate investments properties Real estate investment options Understanding return on investment (ROI) Top features that make a profitable real estate investment Being a landlord Tax tips in real estate investment Mortgages in real estate investing Common mistakes to avoid while investing in real estate Protecting your investment Real estate investing is actually much simpler than you realize! It certainly helps to have the right team on your side, especially when you’re not exactly sure what you’re doing. Basically, having the right team means the difference between failing and succeeding. You’ll learn exactly why rentals make the best investments, which property types are best for renting out, and why location matters so much. Your success relies on having tenants so you need to consider what those tenants are looking for and how to provide it to them. Different properties do well in different types of locations; a multi-family home might not do as well in the city as it would in the suburbs. It is always wise to bear in mind that being tactful in the real estate business gets you amazing deals without having to spend a lot. Build your financial future with passive income in rental properties! Who this audiobook is for: Anyone who wants to build their wealth Anyone interested in real estate investment for residential rentals

©2019 Jason A. Welch (P)2019 Jason A. Welch

Narrator: Russell Newton
Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
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The Problem Isn't Their Paycheck

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We’ve been made to believe that money is the ultimate motivator. We think that businesses who have high-end compensation packages attract the best talent and that well-compensated employees will be high performers and stay content. The stats and scientifically-proven data say otherwise. Top talent and the highest producing employees desire three things other than money, and in The Problem Isn’t Their Paycheck, Grant Botma reveals what those forces are and how to easily implement them so you can hire right and lead better. For Business Owners If you’re an entrepreneur who’s spending too much time working in your business, this book will allow you to finally start working on your business. Grant Botma shows you how to transform your hiring and management practices to build a thriving team of top performers that will handle the day-to-day tasks so you can have freedom and deliver value to the business in ways nobody else can. For People Desiring Great Employment If you’re a talented employee who’s looking for more-fulfilling employment, this book will help you articulate exactly what you want from your next employer. That way you can find a great company and confidently pursue a change.

©2019 Grant Botma (P)2019 Grant Botma

Narrator: Jay Aaseng
Author: Grant Botma
Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
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How To Talk To Anyone: 6 Easy Tricks To Building Confidence, Learning How To Talk To People And Skyrocketing Your Self-esteem

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Look! I know how it feels to want to be a people person and talk to anyone but your mouth is tied up to your throat! I know how it feels to have a crush in someone but have no courage to approach them and wish you could soak up a magic pill to instantly improve your social skills. I know it is so stingy when you too want to shine in public but your tomato-sauce-face always stands in your way. I’ve been right where you are at this very moment, shy, lonely, lacking confidence and a dead loss with people. But the good news is that people tactics are learnable. In fact, very easy to learn.

©2016 Steve Robinson (P)2017 Steve Robinson

Narrator: JD Michaels
Length: 1 hr and 1 min
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Time Management: Perfecting the Lifestyle Called Punctuality: Become Time-Conscious Before It's Too Late

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Do you struggle to maintain punctuality? Is poor timekeeping creating problems for you in your work and personal life? It appears that the control of time is something we are completely unable to master. No matter what we do, it always slips away from us and seems to cause us all manner of problems in the process. In this new audiobook, Time Management: Perfecting the Lifestyle Called Punctuality, you will learn some of the reasons why we are often late, how to effectively deal with the problem, and plenty of advice and strategy to cut down on the instances of it, with information on: Different kinds of latecomers The reasons why some people are always late Ways to manage your time effectively The repercussions of lateness Reasons affecting one's lateness Tips and tricks in dealing with always being late Becoming more punctual is something that is within the grasp of all of us, but it does take some effort to maintain it.  With Time Management: Perfecting the Lifestyle Called Punctuality, you need never be late for anything ever again. Get your copy of this little gem today and start being punctual tomorrow!

©2017 Jeremy Bolton (P)2018 Jeremy Bolton

Narrator: Jason R. Gray
Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
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25 Essential Skills and Strategies for the Professional Behavior Analyst

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25 Essential Skills & Strategies for the Professional Behavior Analyst is a much-needed guidebook for behaviour analysts who want to become successful at consulting. Jon Bailey and Mary Burch present five basic skills and strategy areas that professional behaviour analysts need to acquire. This book is organised around those five areas, with a total of 25 specific skills presented within those topics. Every behaviour analyst, whether seasoned or beginning, should have this audiobook.

©2009 Jon Bailey (P)2021 Taylor & Francis

Narrator: Kate Harper
Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
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The Last American CEO

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Sex, lies, conflicts of interest, international intrigue, and a double-cross of thousands of union employees in the heart of America. Add to that three major companies' futures on the line and an assassination by anarchist terrorists in Paris of one of the company's chairman, in front of his screaming daughter, that almost kills a deal to save at least two of the companies. Hollywood? No. This was real. The Last American CEO is the ultimate insider's view of one of the biggest global business deals in history: Chrysler's 1987 purchase of American Motors (AMC) from French automaker Renault. Relevant today? The jewel of the acquisition was Chrysler acquiring the Jeep brand, which almost single-handily saved Chrysler from near-bankruptcy in the early 1990s and certainly allowed Chrysler to survive a real bankruptcy in 2009. Joe Cappy was the last CEO of AMC and Jason Vines became his PR guy and later the PR chief for Nissan, then Ford and later Chrysler, all during times of turmoil.

©2016 Waldorf Publishing (P)2016 Waldorf Publishing

Narrator: Pete Ferrand
Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
Available on Audible
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Spain - Culture Smart!

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In the popular imagination, Spain conjures up a picture of rapacious conquistadores, fiery flamenco dancers, and brilliant artists. All true enough - but how closely does everyday life in modern Spain conform to these dramatic stereotypes? This book explores the complex human realities of contemporary Spanish life. It describes how Spain's history and geography have created both strongly felt regional differences and shared values and attitudes. It reveals what the Spaniards are like at home and in business, how they socialize, and how to build lasting relationships with them.  The better you understand the Spanish people, the more you will be enriched by your experience of this vital, warm, and varied country - where the individual is important and the enjoyment of life is paramount.

©2020 Belen Aguado Viguer (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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RIFs and Restructuring

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This book is about the stuff you learn when you've worked for a boss you'd swear jumped out of a Dilbert cartoon; worked in a business whose performance careened up and down like a runaway clown car; when you've faced legal or ethical problems that needed the wisdom of Solomon to sort out while they roiled your guts at night; when you've sat on the stand across from some third-rate Perry Mason, or tried to be one yourself. It's about what you learn when you've knocked yourself out to put measurable six-figure savings back on the company's bottom line; or when an employee pleads for her job with tears in her eyes as she lies through her teeth to your face, or when you've faced down an employee who was spoiling for any chance he could get to sue your organization crippled; or maybe when you've dealt with the employee who told his supervisor he's going to shoot himself. Like most everyone else, whenever I've cleaned up some HR mess - or made one of my own - I would learn something that I tucked in my back pocket, to pull out as needed when something similar popped up. Some people call this their bag of tricks or wisdom. I've always thought of it as my little black book. Practically, anybody with 15 or so of experience could have created this book, and surely some would have done better. I guess I just thought of it first. I can't do much about that, but I hope that a peek through my little black book of HR will spare you, dear listener, a few bloody noses in your HR career or shave a few degrees off of your learning curve. This is a chapter-level book. The full-book is available as The Little Black Book of Human Resources Management.

©2015 Barry Wolfe (P)2015 The Expressive Press

Narrator: Ted Gitzke
Author: Barry Wolfe
Length: 15 mins
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The Golden Passport

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A riveting and timely intellectual history of one of our most important capitalist institutions, Harvard Business School, from the best-selling author of The Firm. With The Firm, financial journalist Duff McDonald pulled back the curtain on consulting giant McKinsey & Company. In The Golden Passport, he reveals the inner workings of a singular nexus of power, ambition, and influence: Harvard Business School. Harvard University occupies a unique place in the public's imagination, but HBS has arguably eclipsed its parent in terms of its influence on modern society. A Harvard degree guarantees respect. An HBS degree is, as the New York Times proclaimed in 1978, "the golden passport to life in the upper class." Those holding Harvard MBAs are near-guaranteed entrance into Western capitalism's most powerful realm - the corner office. Most people have a vague knowledge of the power of the HBS network, but few understand the dynamics that have made HBS an indestructible and powerful force for almost a century. As McDonald explores these dynamics, he also reveals how, despite HBS' enormous success, it has failed with respect to the stated goal of its founders: "the multiplication of men who will handle their current business problems in socially constructive ways." While HBS graduates tend to be very good at whatever they do, that is rarely the doing of good. In addition to teasing out the essence of this exclusive if not necessarily "secret" club, McDonald explores two important questions: Has the school failed at reaching the goals it set for itself? And is HBS therefore complicit in the moral failings of Western capitalism? At a time of pronounced economic disparity and political unrest, this hard-hitting yet fair portrait offers a much-needed look at an institution that has a profound influence on the shape of our society and all our lives.

©2017 Duff McDonald (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: George Newbern
Length: 21 hrs and 36 mins
Available on Audible
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Eat THAT Cookie!

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Is it possible to create a positive workforce in negative times? Yes, it is, says speaker, strategist and consultant Liz Jazwiec, RN. But first, you have to get real about how tough a job in healthcare really is. About the negative things you and your staff members do to make it even tougher. In her audiobook, Eat THAT Cookie! How Workplace Positivity Pays Off... For Individuals, Teams and Organizations, Liz gets real about all that and more. In her darkly humorous, ever-so-slightly sarcastic style - after all she was an ER nurse - she builds a case for the powerful benefits of a positive workplace. (Hint: better patient service, improved efficiencies and lower employee turnover all make the list.) Funny, inspiring and relatable, Eat THAT Cookie! is packed with realistic, down-to-earth tactics leaders can use right now to infuse positivity into their culture. Listeners will learn: How to decree and enforce mandatory fun so that it's really, well, fun. Guidelines for doing celebrations the right way. Strategies for dealing with queens, poisoners, complainers and other problem people. How not to succumb to process paralysis. Why victim thinking is so destructive, and how to eliminate it from the organization. How to stop judging shoe-heel smashers, pants unzippers, and other irritating patients.

©2009 Fire Starter Publishing & Liz, Inc. (P)2013 Fire Starter Publishing & Liz, Inc.

Narrator: Liz Jazwiec
Author: Liz Jazwiec
Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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The Culture of Success

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Discover 10 natural laws at the heart of creating a culture of success that will: Attract the best talent to your team Inspire a new spirit of creativity and innovation Improve performance Increase sales Win the loyalty of your ideal clientele Boost your bottom line Be the place where you want to work Packed with practical, actionable ideas and systems for leaders and members of all organizations, this book is an indispensable guide to creating a workplace environment where everybody wants to come and is eager to do his or her best. Learn how to harness the 10 natural laws, basic to human interaction, and put them to work for you. Ignore the laws at your peril. They will work against you if you allow your workplace culture to develop by default rather than by design. In your culture of success, your team will do amazing things for the organization, the people you serve, and for themselves while feeling better about work than ever before.

©2015 Steven J. Anderson (P)2015 Steven J. Anderson

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Competitive Advantage: Create Continuing Education That Is Profitable, Sustainable, and Impactful

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Create a reliably profitable and sustainable learning portfolio that generates the impact you seek. Workforce disruptions, new technologies, and tight budgets place enormous pressure on professional association continuing education teams. Old learning formats and pricing models are failing. The risk of irrelevance is imminent as competitors step into the market creating targeted learning programs faster and cheaper. Not to mention learner expectations are changing - what they want, when they want it, and how much they are willing to pay for it. Leaders like you see the shifting landscape and deeply desire to pivot from reactionary tactics to strategic intention. But what investments should you make with your limited budget to get the sustainable results you need? What’s required to advance your competitive advantage? Tracy King is in the trenches with you, working with dozens of associations like yours, concerned about meeting the needs of their evolving industry while remaining the content authority. And she now shares the Enterprise framework she developed for her clients. In her book, you’ll learn: The kernel truths workforce disruptions reveal about how to position your learning programs in your market.  Common mistakes associations make managing their learning portfolio. Key investments that will differentiate your programs from competitors. Partnership opportunities that result in passive revenue streams. And the elements of an education strategy that will future proof your association. Bonus: Assess the strengths and weaknesses of your continuing education business with Tracy’s powerful diagnostic Scorecard. Quick fixes feel good, but don’t produce lasting results. Tracy knows what does.  

©2018 Tracy King CAE (P)2019 Tracy King CAE

Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
Available on Audible
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Design Thinking

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Do you want to know the modern approach behind the most successful businesses to apply it to your own company? Then keep reading. Are you a start-up founder and need to know how to jump-start your product or services sales? Would you like to improve one or more aspects of how you operate your business to give it a competitive edge? If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, here's there is something very useful for you. The successful businesses have the voting power of their customers behind them. These companies know what their customers want and follow a system to achieve their objectives. Sadly, not many companies understand this. The highly coveted companies follow the process of design thinking. This enables them to work in collaboration with their customers in developing products or their employees if they seek to improve internal corporate processes. Also inherent in the process is the idea of design iteration where processes and systems are open to continuous improvement. Design Thinking was made to guide you through this innovative philosophy so you can apply it within your work for a great outcome, even if you are new to this concept. Here's a preview of this helpful book and what else you'll discover: What design thinking is, how it works, and how it can benefit you How to conduct research, the different approaches, and always asking "Why" What you need to know about business strategy and customer experience design and how to implement them Why designing for change is the most critical aspect in the process And much more! Design thinking is not a new idea. Companies like Apple and Amazon constantly apply the design thinking philosophy from developing new products to design services to serve their customers better. It is a time-tested strategy, and now you can apply it in your business to achieve spectacular outcomes. This indispensable book will help you in understanding and making use of it.

©2020 Steven Branson (P)2020 Steven Branson

Narrator: Chad Shoppa
Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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Practically Radical

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Practically Radical is a manifesto for change and a manual for making it happen in an era when change is the name of the game. Businesspeople everywhere are engaging in a dramatic "rethink" of how they lead, work, and get results. In an age of fierce competition and stubborn recession, the status quo just doesn't cut it. But how do you break new ground when there is so much pressure to do things the same way as everyone else? Using his years of experience and thought leadership in the business world, the cofounder and founding editor of one of the world's most admired business magazines, Fast Company, offers radical ideas and practical advice to help you fix what's wrong with your organization, launch new initiatives with the best chance to succeed, and rethink the logic of leadership itself. Practically Radical goes deep inside twenty-five for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations to find out how they've made remarkable strides in tough circumstances. They include IBM, Zappos, Swatch, the Girl Scouts, Interpol, big-city hospitals, fast-growing banks, and high-flying airlines. These organizations have answered the make-or-break questions facing leaders in every field: Do you see opportunities the competition doesn't see? The most successful organizations embrace one-of-a-kind ideas in a world filled with me-too thinking. Do you have new ideas about where to look for new ideas? Practices that are routine in one field can be revolutionary when they migrate to another field. Are you the most of anything? Companies used to be comfortable in the middle of the road. Today, the middle of the road is the road to ruin. Are you getting the best contributions from the most people? It may be lonely at the top, but change is not a game best played by loners.

©2011 William C. Taylor (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Loren Lester
Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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LLC

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This book aims to serve as a guide to LLCs and will take you step by step through the process of establishing one, as well as educating you on the considerations you should take before deciding upon an LLC structure. You will learn about the different company structures available and the pros and cons of each. For many, the LLC structure, or a variation thereof, will be the most suitable. This book also covers what you need to do and consider with regards to taxation, maintaining your LLC, your legal obligations, and banking as an LLC.

©2018 Ingram Publishing PTY LTD (P)2018 Ingram Publishing PTY LTD

Narrator: Todd Myers
Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Be a Gentleman Revised and Expanded

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If you have ever felt unsure or uncomfortable when facing a social dilemma, John Bridges answers these questions and more in his classic handbook for men. The rules were simpler in bygone days, but technological changes have caused seismic shifts to the cultural landscape of 21st century. Do the rules of common courtesy still apply? Social media and smartphones have shaped communication in unprecedented ways, and increased connection has created a global melting pot. Social norms that were once understood now feel uncertain. How should a sophisticated man conduct himself in the diverse environments he may encounter? How to Be a Gentleman is an indispensable guide for men of all ages who aspire to become gentlemen, including tips and guidelines such as: How to respond to those with whom you disagree When and where it is appropriate to use your cell phone How to dress for various formal events Rules for conducting yourself at the gym How to engage respectfully with different cultural and religious contexts 

©2012 John Bridges (P)2019 Thomas Nelson

Narrator: Kirby Heyborne
Author: John Bridges
Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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Self-Discipline: Mental Toughness, Will Power, Self-Acceptance, Mindset Training, Boost Self-Confidence Now

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Self-discipline isn’t wishful thinking - it’s a real way to change your life. Learn how to build mental toughness and develop self-discipline. Do you always set out to get things done? Only to fail and procrastinate? Do you constantly feel stressed out and feel like you have no drive to do anything anymore? Is getting out of bed a drag? Suffer from insomnia and anxiety? Do you fear what others think of you? Do you always engage in self-sabotaging behaviors and never face challenges head on? If you feel this way then you have the right audiobook. Self-discipline is really easy to attain but few know the way, many books have been written on the subject with this “Guru” promising this or that, but what they don’t tell you is that they want you to join a newsletter or buy a supplement and that my friends will get you no closer to developing self-discipline. This book is similar to authors Jocko Willink, Pollux Andrews, and Tony Robbins, but it takes you where no author has gone before, with updated science and practical techniques on how to maximize your potential, which will make you wonder why you haven’t listened to this audiobook sooner. Self-Discipline is an audiobook that takes all the best of what is mental toughness and breaks it down to a science, so you'll have no more wishful thinking, or late nights of hating your life. Here’s WHY you should listen to the audiobook: Break the status quo - question your beliefs on self-discipline and psychology in a new way. Raise your critical thinking and awareness of current events. Learn what can’t be found on mainstream news and TV outlets. So what are you waiting for?! Get ready for a revelation of a lifetime! This book will definitely answer any questions you have and get you on the road to self-discipline and success. Learn the essentials of self-discipline and why having it can help you to maximize your potential. Learn the psychology of self-discipline and willpower- why we give in to temptations and procrastinate. Master your daily habits and routines strengthen your resolve and end fear and doubt for good. How to create an environment that is conducive to success. Live without guilt and regret. Learn to let go of the past and live in the present. Learn mental toughness and get inspired by true stories of successful people. Real-world tips and tricks that you can use now to have better relationships in your life and work. Go deeper now and get your own copy TODAY! by scrolling up. Buy this audiobook now!

©2018 Dan Steele (P)2018 Dan Steele

Narrator: Joel Kessler
Author: Dan Steele
Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Intentional Integrity

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Silicon Valley expert Robert Chesnut shows that companies that do not think seriously about a crucial element of corporate culture - integrity - are destined to fail. This program is read by the author.  “Show of hands - who in this group has integrity?” It’s with this direct and often uncomfortable question that Robert Chesnut, general counsel of Airbnb, begins every presentation to new employees.  Defining integrity is difficult. Once understood as “telling the truth and keeping your word", it was about following not just the letter but the spirit of the law. But in a moment when workplaces are becoming more diverse, global, and connected, silence about integrity creates ambiguities about right and wrong that make everyone uncertain, opening the door for the minority of people to rationalize selfish behavior. Trust in most traditional institutions is down - government, religious organizations, and higher education - and there’s a dark cloud hovering over technology. But this is precisely where companies come in; as peoples’ faith in establishments deteriorates, they’re turning to their employer for stability. In Intentional Integrity, Chesnut offers a six-step process for leaders to foster and manage a culture of integrity at work. He explains the rationale and legal context for the ethics and practices and presents scenarios to illuminate the nuances of thinking deeply and objectively about workplace culture.  We will always need governments to manage defense, infrastructure, and basic societal functions. But, Chesnut argues, the private sector has the responsibility to use sensitivity and flexibility to make broader progress - if they act with integrity.  A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press "Rob is an insider who's combined doing good with doing business well in two iconic Silicon Valley companies. His book contains smart, practical advice for anyone looking to do good and do well.” (Reid Hoffman, cofounder of LinkedIn and author of Blitzscaling)

©2020 Robert Chesnut (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Robert Chesnut
Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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Love 'Em or Lose 'Em, Sixth Edition

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This sixth edition of the number-one best-selling employee retention book in the world (over 800,000 copies sold) puts a new emphasis on diversity and inclusion, but keeps the same appealing format: 26 simple strategies, from A to Z. Despite booms and busts, technology advances, talent wars, layoffs, and even a global pandemic, people want what they’ve always wanted. Employees want - and now expect - meaningful work, supportive bosses, regular recognition, and a chance to learn and grow. And managers want their amazing people to stay - for at least a little while longer. For two decades, this Wall Street Journal best seller - over 800,000 sold - has offered 26 simple strategies, from A to Z, that managers can use to address their employees’ real concerns and keep them engaged.  The authors have gone over every word of the previous edition, revising, updating, and streamlining. This edition includes a timely focus on diversity and inclusion in every chapter. For example, chapter six focuses on family. Different cultures view family responsibilities differently, so the authors address how to take that into consideration when a treasured employee asks for extended leave to care for a grandparent. And a new section called “Conversations That Count” offers discussion questions for sparking deeper conversation around the topics in the book.  This new edition will ensure that Love ’Em or Lose ’Em will continue to help managers all over the world create a supportive workplace culture so they can fight burnout and keep the people they can least afford to lose.

©2021 Beverly Kaye, Sharon Jordan-Evans (P)2021 Beverly Kaye, Sharon Jordan-Evans

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Tecnologia versus Humanidade [Technology versus Humanity]

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De que lado está? Novo manifesto provocador de Gerd Leonhard Futurista Leonhard volta a abrir novos caminhos ao juntar o desejo da humanidade atualizar e automatizar tudo – até à própria biologia humana – com a nossa busca intemporal de liberdade e felicidade. Antes que seja demasiado tarde, temos de parar e fazer as perguntas importantes: Como adotamos a tecnologia sem nos tornarmos nela? Quando acontecer – gradual e, depois, subitamente – a era das máquinas vai criar o maior ponto de viragem na vida humana na Terra. Tecnologias vs. Humanidade é apenas um dos mais recentes mapas morais que encontramos enquanto a humanidade entra no Parque Jurássico da Grande Tecnologia. Inteligência artificial. Informática cognitiva. A Singularidade. Obesidade digital. Comida impressa. A Internet das Coisas. A morte da privacidade. O fim do trabalho-como-o-conhecemos e longevidade radical: o confronto iminente entre tecnologia e humanidade já se está a apressar na nossa direção. Que valores morais está preparado para defender – antes de o sentido de "ser humano" mudar para sempre? Você pode verificar a edição original em inglês e os comentários em sua loja Amazon, bem como outras versões em diferentes idiomas. Please note: This audiobook is in Portuguese.

©2020 The Futures Agency GmbH (P)2020 The Futures Agency GmbH

Narrator: Luis Matias
Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
Available on Audible
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Crude World

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A stunning and revealing examination of oil's indelible impact on the countries that produce it and the people who possess it. Every unhappy oil-producing nation is unhappy in its own way, but all are touched by the "resource curse" - the power of oil to exacerbate existing problems and create new ones. In Crude World, Peter Maass presents a vivid portrait of the troubled world oil has created. He takes us to Saudi Arabia, where officials deflect inquiries about the amount of petroleum remaining in the country's largest reservoir; to Equatorial Guinea, where two tennis courts grace an oil-rich dictator's estate but bandages and aspirin are a hospital's only supplies; and to Venezuela, where Hugo Chávez's campaign to redistribute oil wealth creates new economic and political crises. Maass, a New York Times Magazine writer, also introduces us to Iraqi oilmen trying to rebuild their industry after the invasion of 2003, an American lawyer leading Ecuadorians in an unprecedented lawsuit against Chevron, a Russian oil billionaire imprisoned for his defiance of Vladimir Putin's leadership, and Nigerian villagers whose livelihoods are destroyed by the discovery of oil. Rebels, royalty, middlemen, environmentalists, indigenous activists, CEOs - their stories, deftly and sensitively presented, tell the larger story of oil in our time. Crude World is a startling and essential account of the consequences of our addiction to oil.

©2009 Peter Maass (P)2009 Random House

Narrator: Dominic Hoffman
Author: Peter Maass
Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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A Handbook to Workplace Culture

Summary

Have you ever met bare-minimum Bob, positive Polly, or negative Nancy? There are so many different types of people in an office. Do you know how to look out for them and interact with them? This audiobook will explain the office relationships and talk about the types of people who exist in every office or workplace. This is a short audiobook on communication and developing your skills on working with these people and understanding them.  Have you ever had to work in an office but didn't know how to relate to your boss? Can you pick out the different types of people in your office? Do you know why people come to work? Whether you have been in the office for a while or are new to the office environment, this audiobook will help you understand the people around you!

©2018 Allan Seguin (P)2018 Allan Seguin

Narrator: Sebastian Flynn
Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Boost Your Focus

Summary

Concentration is a valuable skill to develop. But it is not an easy skill to develop because of the distractions that you are surrounded by out there. You are surrounded by distractions outside, at home, in the office, and even when you’re in your car. Distractions are everywhere you go. Emails, mobile phones, smartwatches, and one gadget and social media notification after another. It is a wonder that we can concentrate for even five seconds at all with the perpetual distractions that are going on. As you are reading this, something has probably beeped and vibrated several times already, threatening to pull away your concentration.  The trick that you are looking to master is how you are going to eliminate these distractions when you need to concentrate. To buckle down and get something done, you need to buckle down and eliminate all the distractions. Yes, all the distractions, and this includes turning away from the one distraction we all have trouble: separating ourselves from Our mobile phones. If you want to be great at what you do, then concentration needs to take precedence over any other notification that is going to come buzzing in on your device.  Concentration does not always mean that you must be in a quiet room and all alone. Concentration is about the right techniques, methods, and strategies to help you harness that innate ability to focus that we all have within us. We have simply forgotten about it because we are so caught up in the distractions around us. Whether it is long term-focus or short-term focus, the ability to concentrate is the key to helping you succeed. Boost Your Focus is the ultimate guide you need in your library to maximize on your concentration capabilities and switch on your focus. In this book, you can expect to learn:  The hidden success factors behind concentration and why it is such a crucial skill to develop.  How your ability to concentrate is going to change your life.  Why goals matter for better focus and the mistakes you should avoid.  Understanding habits and how to prioritize the right kind of habits. An introduction to the Pomodoro Technique, and how it can be used to kick procrastination in the butt.  The science behind distraction, and the hidden distraction factor you never realized.  How to sharpen your attention span and train your brain for better focus.  If you want to be great at what you do, the key is to focus on one thing at a time. Give it all you have, and focus entirely on that. Successful people are not great at everything, but they are great at one thing. With the techniques in this book, you’re going to develop a ferocious ability to concentrate and block out everything else. With this audiobook, you will develop the ability to work as long and as hard as you need to without getting burned out once you learn how to concentrate and quit multitasking. Concentration is a valuable skill to develop, and now, you have everything that you need to get you started. 

©2020 Jacob E. Campbell (P)2021 Jacob E. Campbell

Narrator: Lenard A Liebe
Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Mortgage Notes & Tax Lien Certificates Investing: Guide to Building Wealth

Summary

There are plenty of investment opportunities out there. However, some of them yield modest returns while others require large sums of money. If you wish to invest in a lucrative venture that promises attractive returns within a short period and low risks, then you should invest in mortgage notes. Investing in real estate backed ventures, such as mortgage notes and tax lien certificates will put you on a path with high returns not easily found elsewhere. Learn how to identify these lucrative investment opportunities, how to conduct due diligence, and how to cash in and earn a decent profit with mortgage notes and tax liens.

©2018 John I Osborne (P)2018 John I Osborne

Narrator: Kelly Libatique
Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
Available on Audible
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The Big Bing

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The definitive collection of thoughts, assaults, and hilarious observations from America's premier business humorist and best-selling author of Throwing the Elephant and What Would Machiavelli Do? The Big Bing will be a mandatory addition to the library of everyone who works for a living, or would like to. For nearly 20 years, Stanley Bing's funny, wise, pleasantly mean-spirited, and at times even useful columns have delighted readers in the pages of Esquire, Fortune, and a variety of other national publications. Bing has lived the last two decades inside the belly of the corporate beast, clawing his way to the top of one of the great multinational companies in the cosmos. And he has seen it all: the high body count after many a gruesome deal, the machine that grinds up the bones of those who stood in its way, the birth and death of executive dinosaurs (and he's had quite a few lunches with some of them, too). The result is storytelling at its best - sophisticated, amusing, and driven by the kind of insight that only a true insider can possess. The Big Bing provides a mole's-eye-view of the society in which we all live and work, creating one of the most entertaining, thought-provoking, and just plain funny bodies of work in contemporary letters.

©2003 Stanley Bing (P)2003 HarperCollinsPublishers, Inc.

Narrator: Stanley Bing
Author: Stanley Bing
Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
Available on Audible
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Cases of Unethical Business: A Malignant Mentality of Mendacity

Summary

Are American businesses generally less ethical than their counterparts around the world? Does a particular unethical mentality exist in the American business-culture? This book presents a number of cases of unethical conduct at American companies, along with a part on such conduct in companies in other regions of the world. Rather than following with the traditional orientation to ethical decision-making, the emphasis here is on the underlying mentality out of which the decisions come. The mentality itself, often times mendacious, is presented here as inherently unethical in itself. A variety of industries are represented so to demonstrate such a lower common denominator.

©2017 Skip Worden (P)2017 Skip Worden

Narrator: Cory Schaeffer
Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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Negotiation Genius on the Go Handbook: Proven Practices, Exercises and Routines to Biohack Entrepreneur Mindset and Habits

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What makes a better entrepreneur? What do you need to do to become legendary? What steps do you need to take to make yourself and your business sustainable? Discover how not only make you a better entrepreneur but one that stays ahead of the game... Entrepreneur’s life can be hell! Always in a hurry, traveling back and forth, endless phone calls, meetings and presentations...then finally some downtime to read and send tons of emails! You know there's no room for tiredness when you’re on the go, as there’s no excuses due to overwork! Joining to a business meeting, presentation, or even worse, going to a deal closing in poor psycho-physical condition, will mean you won’t close on your terms at best, or the deal will blow up at worst... It doesn't matter how good you can be, what matters is how good you are when needed! When the stakes are high, what really makes the difference is coming to the bargaining table as an overclocked entrepreneur who call the shots! Being always on the move for business, means developing unhealthy habits that undermine your optimal physical condition and mental toughness just when it's needed...and, you know, that not being as mentally sharp as possible is exactly what can keep you from achieving your goals... That’s why improving your focus and concentration by cultivating high performance habits is the basis for optimum success for those entrepreneurs, like you, who are always in a rush. Are you ready to explore a greater and more robust approach to your business? Becoming a high performer, taking the first step is up to you!

©2019 Jefferson Kiaran (P)2019 Jefferson Kiaran

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Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
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Bingsop's Fables

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For more than 20 years, Stanley Bing has peerlessly explained corporate culture and strategy with wit and insight. Now he brings us this engaging and instructive book of white-collar fables that have charmed generations of businesspeople since Greece was glorious and Rome was grand, brilliant gems of wisdom flowing from the pen of the mysterious, legendary author known throughout the ancient corporate world by a single name: Bingsop. Bingsop's Fables is animated by a cast of archetypal characters that are as iconic and representative of human nature as were the jackdaw, the dull, the snake, the hare, the lion, the horse, and all the rest of the birds and beasts that populated the stories of that other fabulist, Aesop. The Stupid Investor, the Miserable Misery Mogul, the Ill-Tempered PR Person, and the Potentially Generous CEO - each struts and frets his hour upon the stage and, in the end, presents us with a moral that rings so true it would hurt if we were not also laughing. Festooned with provocative, witty illustrations by New Yorker artist Steve Brodner, this lean, muscular edition will equally be at home on the shelves of aspiring hedge fund managers hoping to kill their elders as on the credenzas of those beleaguered executives who hear the next generation coming up fast from behind. No business library should be considered complete without it.

©2011 Stanley Bing (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Stanley Bing
Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
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How to Get Sh*t Done

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Erin Falconer, editor in chief and co-owner of the highly respected self-improvement site Pick the Brain (with over 1.8 million monthly page views), shows overscheduled, overwhelmed women how to do less so that they can achieve more. Women live in a state of constant guilt: that we're not doing enough, that we're not good enough, that we can't keep up. If we're not climbing the corporate ladder, building our side hustle, preparing home-cooked meals, tucking the kids in at night, meditating daily, and scheduling playdates, date nights, and girls' nights every week, we feel like we're not living our best lives. Yet traditional productivity books - written by men - barely touch the tangle of cultural pressures that women feel when facing down a to-do list. Finally, in the first productivity book by a woman in a decade, Erin Falconer will show you how to do less - a lot less. In fact, How to Get Sh*t Done will teach you how to zero in on the three areas of your life where you want to excel, and then it will show you how to offload, outsource, or just stop giving a damn about the rest. As the founder of two technology start-ups and one of Refinery29's Top 10 Women Changing the Digital Landscape for Good, Erin has seen what happens when women chase an outdated, patriarchal model of productivity, and in How to Get Sh*t Done she shows how even the most perfectionistic among us can tap in to our inner free spirit and learn to feel like badasses rather than drudges. Packed with real-life advice, honest stories from Erin's successful career, and dozens of actionable resources, How to Get Sh*t Done will forever reframe productivity so that you can stop doing everything for everyone and start doing what matters to you.

©2018 Erin Falconer (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Lauren Fortgang
Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
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Summary of Adam M. Grant's Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

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For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But today, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. It turns out that at work, most people operate as either takers, matchers, or givers. Whereas takers strive to get as much as possible from others and matchers aim to trade evenly, givers are the rare breed of people who contribute to others without expecting anything in return. Using his own pioneering research as Wharton's youngest tenured professor, Adam Grant shows that these styles have a surprising impact on success. Although some givers get exploited and burn out, the rest achieve extraordinary results across a wide range of industries. Combining cutting-edge evidence with captivating stories, Grant shows how one of America's best networkers developed his connections, why the creative genius behind one of the most popular shows in television history toiled for years in anonymity, how a basketball executive responsible for multiple draft busts transformed his franchise into a winner, and how we could have anticipated Enron's demise four years before the company collapsed - without ever looking at a single number.

©2016 Ant Hive Media (P)2016 Ant Hive Media

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Business Japanese: Short Stories [1]

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Business Japanese [1] with parallel text is the most rewarding and effective method to learn a language. Existing vocabulary is refreshed, while new vocabulary is instantly put into practice. Our stories evolve around business, making the terms and phrases easier to remember in the learning process. Recommended for beginners with a good basis of Japanese, intermediate-level learners, and as a refresher course, these stories keep the listeners' attention and are fun to listen to and learn through motivation. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 

©2017 Polyglot Planet (P)2018 Polyglot Planet

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Facebook Marketing + SEO Ultimate Strategy Guide Box Set

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Facebook + SEO: the most powerful Internet marketing tools of the 21st century? If you've ever tried to use search engine optimization but failed to get the web traffic your content deserves, then you know that learning SEO is confusing if not outright daunting. Where to start? Now take Facebook: A colossal entity with over one billion daily users interacting with each other and checking their newsfeed constantly - any smart digital entrepreneur will recognize the utmost importance of effectively using Facebook - the most powerful form of social media - to their advantage. Gain an in-depth understanding of: Organic vs. inorganic content Facebook Reach and FB Boost system, promoted posts and native advertising Current EdgeRank developments Structure of a campaign advertising system: affinity, weight, and time decay Facebook Insights - metrics and pages to watch How to master advanced Facebook strategies: FB conversion pixel, FB custom audience pixel, FB retargeting, FB conversion testing and FB conversion lift tests Eight most recent FB advances and the importance of staying current FB profile development, ads manager apps, powerful complementing marketing options Dozens of proven insider FB tips FB marketing algorithms Optimize Google's algorithms - Panda, Hummingbird, Penguin, and Mobilegeddon Utilize Google AdWords, Google Now, and personalized search Create content that attracts both readers and search engines Content marketing strategies to attract visitors from search engines Understand how to generate money-making keywords Optimize Google's algorithms Much, much more! Facebook Marketing + SEO 2016 is your comprehensive, must-have guide on how master the complex labyrinth of Facebook and optimize your internet marketing efforts to yield the greatest results.

©2016 Kenneth Lewis (P)2016 Kenneth Lewis

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Communication Skills: How to Master the Art of Small Talk

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Many people find themselves uncomfortable in small talk, since they lack the communication skills necessary for meeting new people and having a conversation. This audiobook introduces you to the art of small talk through the development of communication skills necessary for you to participate in drawing room conversation. In 10 easy-to-follow chapters, this audiobook takes you through the fine points of communication skills that will teach you how to master the art of small talk. The audiobook is replete with examples from real-life situations and uses a style that is literary without being pompous, and educative without being pedantic.  In this audiobook, you will find all the information you're looking for about:    Body language Listening skills Subjects to avoid Subjects to promote Responding to others So much more! When you download Communication Skills: How to Master the Art of Small Talk, you will soon begin to understand everything you need to know about the art of small talking.

©2017 Joe Miller (P)2017 Joe Miller

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HR on Purpose

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Can you be in HR for more than 30 years and still be geeked out about it? The answer is yes, you can! HR leader and popular Everyday People blogger Steve Browne takes a fresh look at HR through an engaging assortment of real-life examples, insights, and epiphanies and encourages practitioners to drop the preconceptions of what HR should be and instead look to what HR could be. Listen to this book to rekindle your passion for a field that is vibrant and vital and touch the lives of everyone you encounter with HR on Purpose!

©2019 Society for Human Resource Management (P)2019 Society for Human Resource Management

Narrator: Steve Browne
Author: Steve Browne
Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
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Working for the President

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This audiobook is about the stuff you learn when you've worked for a boss you'd swear jumped out of a Dilbert cartoon; worked in a business whose performance careened up and down like a runaway clown car; when you've faced legal or ethical problems that needed the wisdom of Solomon to sort out while they roiled your guts at night; when you've sat on the stand across from some third-rate Perry Mason, or tried to be one yourself. It's about what you learn when you've knocked yourself out to put measurable six-figure savings back on the company's bottom line; or when an employee pleads for her job with tears in her eyes as she lies through her teeth to your face, or when you've faced down an employee who was spoiling for any chance he could get to sue your organization crippled; or maybe when you've dealt with the employee who told his supervisor he's going to shoot himself. Like most everyone else, whenever I've cleaned up some HR mess - or made one of my own - I would learn something that I tucked in my back pocket, to pull out as needed when something similar popped up. Some people call this their bag of tricks, or wisdom. I've always thought of it as my little black book. Practically anybody with 15 or so years's experience could have written this book, and surely some would have done better. I guess I just thought of it first. I can't do much about that, but I hope that a peek through my little black book of HR will spare you, dear listener, a few bloody noses in your HR career, or shave a few degrees off of your learning curve. This is a chapter-level book. The Full Book is available at The Little Black Book of Human Resources Management.

©2015 Barry Wolfe (P)2015 The Expressive Press

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