Number one New York Times best seller âEssential reading for anyone interested in understanding and treating traumatic stress and the scope of its impact on society.â (Alexander McFarlane, director of the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies) A pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing in thisÂ New York TimesÂ best seller. Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the worldâs foremost experts on trauma, has spent more than three decades working with survivors. InÂ The Body Keeps the Score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferersâ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments - from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga - that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brainâs natural neuroplasticity. Based on Dr. van der Kolkâs own research and that of other leading specialists,Â The Body Keeps the ScoreÂ exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal - and offers new hope for reclaiming lives. Cover image: Â© 2020 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Courtesy of the Archives Henri Matisse, All rights reserved.Â
Â©2014 Bessel van der Kolk (P)2021 Penguin Audio
The Decline of the West - Volume 1 published in 1917, Volume 2 in 1922 - has exercised and challenged opinion ever since. It was a huge undertaking by Oswald Spengler (1880-1936), formerly an unpublished historian and philosopher who set out to radically reconsider history - the rise and fall of world civilisations and their cultures.Â His primary view was to reject the established Eurocentric paradigm (ancient/classical, Medieval - and, following the Renaissance - modern) and to take a totally new perspective. First and foremost, his intention was to offer a world overview; and on that basis to present and discuss the premise that the story of the history of man followed a fundamental pattern wherever on the globe it arose. Of particular interest to him were the characteristics of the separate and distinct cultures (established through developments in science, mathematics and the arts). The major cultures he identifies are Babylonian, Egyptian, Chinese, Indian, Mesoamerican (Mayan-Aztec), classical (Greek/Roman), Arabian and Western (European and American). Spengler offered another division - three distinct phases: Magian (societies dominated by monotheism - Persian as well as Semitic religions), Apollonian (ancient Greece and Rome) and Faustian (the âmodern Western societiesâ of his time). All these civilisations can be seen to emerge and decline in seasonal form depicted in terms of spring, summer, autumn, winter. Within the context of this map comes the detail.Â Spengler drew on his broad reading to tell the story, to make the links, to ink in the patterns. His breadth of sources and insights of observations and (strongly defined) opinions is fascinating and often persuasive but sometimes contentious. Inevitably, for such an ambitious work, it has garnered controversy since it first appeared. Certainly for a generation it was required reading.Â First appearing in Germany (it was finally released in one volume in 1923 and translated into other languages) its reception was coloured by the timing. Both admired and criticised, it had its base in a Germany undergoing severe economic and psychological difficulties, only to be swept aside by the rise of Nazism. Spengler rejected the racism of Nazism, but his strong attitudes (acknowledging, unapologetically, the effect of âimperial' individuals on history, whether through military, political or commercial activities) were often characterised as unfailingly right-wing. Not surprisingly, The Decline of the West has been in and out of fashion in the academic world, but also in its more popular appeal. However, in the dramatically changing world of the 21st century, there are resonances which are impossible to ignore.Â âThe man of action is always conscienceless,â said Goethe, one of Spenglerâs two main mentors (the other is Nietzsche). But Spengler is unequivocal in his conclusion - as one commentator wrote, âSpenglerâs prophecy that Western Europe would lose its world hegemony has been fulfilled. Must Western culture also go under?â Spengler has been accused of pessimism, and The Decline of the West is certainly an uncompromising book to read. But in the preface he is essentially circumspect about his purpose: âIs there a logic of history? Is there, beyond all the casual and incalculable elements of the separate event, something that we may call a metaphysical structure of historic humanity, something that is essentially independent of outward forms - social, spiritual and political - which we see so clearly?âÂ Peter Wickham brings his extensive background in the recording of major classical texts to make this immense work an absorbing listening experience. Translation: Charles Francis Atkinson. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
Public Domain (P)2021 Ukemi Productions Ltd
Most of us want to make a difference. We donate our time and money to charities and causes we deem worthy, choose careers we consider meaningful, and patronize businesses and buy products we believe make the world a better place. Unfortunately we often base these decisions on assumptions and emotions rather than facts. As a result even our best intentions often lead to ineffective - and sometimes downright harmful - outcomes. How can we do better? While a researcher at Oxford, trying to figure out which career would allow him to have the greatest impact, William MacAskill confronted this problem head on. He discovered that much of the potential for change was being squandered by lack of information, bad data, and our own prejudice. As an antidote he and his colleagues developed effective altruism, a practical, data-driven approach that allows each of us to make a tremendous difference regardless of our resources. Effective altruists believe that it's not enough simply to do good; we must do good better. At the core of this philosophy are five key questions that help guide our altruistic decisions: How many people benefit, and by how much? Is this the most effective thing I can do? Is this area neglected? What would have happened otherwise? What are the chances of success, and how good would success be? By applying these questions to real-life scenarios, MacAskill shows how many of our assumptions about doing good are misguided. MacAskill urges us to think differently, set aside biases, and use evidence and careful reasoning rather than act on impulse. When we do this - when we apply the head and the heart to each of our altruistic endeavors - we find that each of us has the power to do an astonishing amount of good.
Â©2015 William MacAskill (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC
The end is here. Heather and Picket face off for the last time with their tyrannical foes in this final installment of the Green Ember Series. The Mended Wood flickers dimly in the vision of the rabbits of Natalia, as they battle bravely for their survival and a hopeful future beyond. "My place beside you, My blood for yours, Till the Green Ember... Ends."
Â©2020 S.D. Smith (P)2020 S.D. Smith
Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin? Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized? Are you often busy but not productive? Do you feel like your time is constantly being hijacked by other peopleâs agendas? If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the Way of the Essentialist. The Way of the Essentialist isnât about getting more done in less time. Itâs about getting only the right things done. It is not a time management strategy, or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter. By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy - instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us. Essentialism is not one more thing - itâs a whole new way of doing everything. Itâs about doing less, but better, in every area of our lives. Essentialism is a movement whose time has come.
Â©2014 Greg McKeown (P)2014 Random House Audio
The small village of Kilbane is hosting a poker tournament at the local pub, and card sharp Eamon Foley, a tinker out of Dublin, is set to win the tournament. But when Foley is found at the end of a rope, itâs time for the garda to take matters into their own hands.Â Macdara Flannery would lay odds itâs a simple suicide, but SiobhÃ¡n suspects foul play, as does Foleyâs pregnant widow. Perhaps one of Foleyâs fellow finalists just raised the stakes to life and death. With conflicting theories on the crime, tensions are running high. Soon itâs up to SiobhÃ¡n to call a killerâs bluff, but if she doesnât play her cards right, she may be the next one taken out of the game.
Â©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
The stunning 5thÂ audio titleÂ in Eoin Colfer's mega-selling Artemis Fowl series. 10 millennia ago, the fairy people were defeated in a great battle with mankind, forcing them to move underground. Only the 8th family of fairies remained undefeated: the demons. But now one demon has discovered the secrets of the fairy world, and if humans get hold of this information, the fairies are in BIG trouble. Only one person can prevent this disaster, teenage criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl.
Â©2006 Eoin Colfer (P)2006 Penguin Books Ltd
Isaac is from a far off planet, which has been taken over by an evil overlord. Can Isaac escape and save his planet? First, he will have to go through a number of unknown adventures, starting with the one that happens on a small little planet called Earth.
Â©2020 Jamie Jones (P)2021 John Finch
A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human - and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do.
Â©1996 David Foster Wallace (P)2013 Hachette Audio
Have you ever walked into a room and couldn't remember what you went there for? Have you ever grasped the hand of a potential client and then when the handshake broke, the name seemed to disappear from your memory? Or have you ever left a prospect or an important meeting and as you drove away remembered a key point that you should have shared with them? The problem is NOT with your memory. The problem is with the "Filing System" your brain currently uses to store and retrieve memory items. Change the filing system and you'll double and even triple your memory comprehension. Two-time USA Memory Champion Ron White will teach you the same 2,000-year-old memory method that he has already taught thousands to: Give presentations and speeches without notes... Memorize chapters of books word for word... Retain information from workshops or training classes... Improve your grades and study skills... Remember names and faces, even years later... Routinely memorize 100-digit numbers after hearing them only once... And lots more! Please Note: this audio references accompanying material that is not included with the purchase of the audiobook.
Â©2013 Ron White (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC
Erin Hunter's number one nationally best-selling Warriors series continuesÂ with the fifth bookÂ in the Power of Three series!Â The fifth book in this third series, Long Shadows: Warriors: Power of Three, Book 5, brings more adventure, intrigue, and thrilling battles to the epic world of the warrior Clans. As doubt sweeps through the forest, Jaypaw, Lionblaze, and Hollyleaf are determined to convince the Clans that StarClan is still vitally important to the warrior code. But darkness lurks in the most unexpected places, and one cat is about to reveal a secret that will rock ThunderClan to its core.Â
Â©2009 Erin Hunter (P)2019 HarperAudio
He's waiting for you.
Cryptic warnings and fragments from a crazed mind are all that Kyle has to go on in the wake of the unexpected suicide of his ex-girlfriend, Cheryl. A rapid descent into madness would culminate in throwing herself off the roof of her hospital, leaving him behind searching for answers.
Kyle has one clue to follow. From her parents, he learns that she spent a week alone, camping in the upstate wilderness in a rented cabin. Enlisting the company of two friends without revealing to them the real reason for his trip, Kyle goes there, determined to find out what happened to her.
He soon realizes that the ghosts of his own memory and guilt have been joined by the dark presence of something else. Of something powerful.
And still, the cabin waits.
Â©2017 Chad A. Clark (P)2017 Chad A. Clark
New York Times best-selling author and renowned pastor Timothy Keller explores the power of prayer. Christians are taught in their churches and schools that prayer is the most powerful way to experience God. But aside from learning prayers by rote, few receive instruction or guidance in how to make the most of this essential Christian act - how to make prayer genuinely meaningful. In Prayer, renowned pastor Timothy Keller delves into the many facets of this everyday act. With his trademark insights and energy, Keller offers brilliant and inspirational biblical guidance, as well as specific prayers for certain situations, such as dealing with grief, loss, love, and forgiveness. He discusses ways to make prayers more personal and powerful, and how to establish a practice of prayer that works for each listener. Dr. Keller's previous books have sold more than one million copies. His Redeemer Presbyterian Church is not only a major presence in his home base of New York, it has also helped to launch more than 250 other churches in 48 cities around the world. His teachings have already helped millions, the majority of whom pray regularly. And with Prayer, he'll show them how to find a deeper connection with God.
Â©2014 Timothy Keller (P)2014 Penguin Audio
Pulitzer Prize Winner, General Nonfiction, 1998 In this groundbreaking work, evolutionary biologist Jared Diamond stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental factors actually responsible for history's broadest patterns. It is a story that spans 13,000 years of human history, beginning when Stone Age hunter-gatherers constituted the entire human population. Guns, Germs, and Steel is a world history that really is a history of all the world's peoples, a unified narrative of human life.
Â©1997 Jared Diamond (P)2001 HighBridge Company
Profoundly deaf since early childhood, Caleb has always lived on the outside - watching and picking up tell-tale signs people hide in a smile, a cough or a kiss. When a childhood friend is murdered, a sense of guilt and a determination to prove his own innocence sends Caleb on a hunt for the killer. But he canât do it alone.... Winner of the Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards for Best Adult Novel, Readersâ Choice and Best Debut, as well as Winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction.
Â©2015 Emma Viskic (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd
Itâs never a good combo to be broke and desperate. You do stupid things. Like accidentally sign your soul over to hell. When I interviewed for a new security job, I didnât bat an eye that it was for a literal graveyard shift...headstones and all. I mean, at the hourly rate they were offering, who cares? I got this. Turns out, Iâm not guarding a graveyard like I thought. It seems Iâve just walked my broke ass into protecting a gate to hell. Yeah...I donât got this. Now Iâm stuck in a terrifying new reality: a group of hot demons who act like I can solve all their problems, and a battle between good, evil, and balance. This will seriously teach me to read the fine print on help wanted ads. Good thing this job comes with a scythe. Maybe I can use it to stop them from dragging my ass into hell.
Â©2020 Ivy Asher, Raven Kennedy (P)2020 Ivy Asher, Raven Kennedy
Are you unable to leave a love relationship even though it gives you more pain than joy? Your judgment and self-respect tell you to end it, but still, to your dismay, you hang on. You are addicted - to a person. Now there is an insightful, step-by-step guide to breaking that addiction - and surviving the split. Drawing on dozens of provocative case histories, psychotherapist Howard Halpern explains to you: Why you can get addicted to a person Why and how you may try to deceive yourself How you can recognize the symptoms of a bad relationship How to deal with the power moves and guilt trips your partner uses to hold you Why strong feelings of jealousy do not mean you are in love How to get through the agonizing breakup period - without going back
Â©2004 Howard M. Halpern (P)2017 Tantor
What is time? This deceptively simple question is the single most important problem facing science as we probe more deeply into the fundamentals of the universe. All of the mysteries physicists and cosmologists face - from the Big Bang to the future of the universe, from the puzzles of quantum physics to the unification of forces and particles - come down to the nature of time. The fact that time is real may seem obvious. You experience it passing every day when you watch clocks tick, bread toast, and children grow. But most physicists, from Newton to Einstein to today's quantum theorists, have seen things differently. The scientific case for time being an illusion is formidable. That is why the consequences of adopting the view that time is real are revolutionary. Lee Smolin, author of the controversial best seller The Trouble with Physics, argues that a limited notion of time is holding physics back. It's time for a major revolution in scientific thought. The reality of time could be the key to the next big breakthrough in theoretical physics. What if the laws of physics themselves were not timeless? What if they could evolve? Time Reborn offers a radical new approach to cosmology that embraces the reality of time and opens up a whole new universe of possibilities. There are few ideas that, like our notion of time, shape our thinking about literally everything, with huge implications for physics and beyond - from climate change to the economic crisis. Smolin explains in lively and lucid prose how the true nature of time impacts our world.
Â©2013 Spin Networks, Ltd. (P)2013 Tantor
Psychologist and best-selling author Benjamin Hardy, PhD, debunks the pervasive myths about personality that prevent us from learning - and provides bold strategies for personal transformation. In Personality Isnât Permanent, Dr. Benjamin Hardy draws on psychological research to demolish the popular misconception that personality - a personâs consistent attitudes and behaviors - is innate and unchanging. Hardy liberates us from the limiting belief that our âtrue selvesâ are to be discovered and shows how we can intentionally create our desired selves and achieve amazing goals instead. He offers practical, science-based advice to for personal-reinvention, including:Â Why personality tests such as Myers-Briggs and Enneagram are not only psychologically destructive, but are no more scientific than horoscopes Â Â Â Why you should never be the âformerâ anything - because defining yourself by your past successes is just as damaging to growth as being haunted by past failures Â Â Â How to design your current identity based on your desired future self and make decisions here and now through your new identity Â Â Â How to reframe traumatic and painful experiences into a fresh narrative supporting your future success Â Â Â How to become confident enough to define your own lifeâs purpose Â Â Â How to create a network of âempathetic witnessesâ who actively encourage you through the highs and lows of extreme growth Â Â Â How to enhance your subconscious to overcome addictions and limiting patterns Â Â Â How redesign your environment to pull you toward your future, rather than keep you stuck in the past Â Â Â How to tap into what psychologists call âpull motivationâ by narrowing your focus on a single, definable, and compelling outcomeÂ Â Â The audiobook includes true stories of intentional self-transformation - such as Vanessa OâBrien, who quit her corporate job and set the Guinness World Record for a woman climbing the highest peak on every continent in the fastest time; Andre Norman, who became a Harvard fellow after serving a 14-year prison sentence; Ken Arlen, who instantly quit smoking by changing his identity narrative; and Hardy himself, who transcended his childhood in a broken home, surrounded by issues of addiction and mental illness, to earn his PhD and build a happy family.Â Filled with strategies for reframing your past and designing your future, Personality Isnât Permanent is a guide to breaking free from the past and becoming the person you want to be.Â
Â©2020 Benjamin Hardy (P)2020 Penguin Audio
"Wherever the willingness to rethink has been squelched, wherever that sense of quest has been buried under convention and complacency, the Christian faith in all its forms is in trouble. But even there, something is trying to be born. Even now, right here, among us, inside you, inside me. You may feel it as a curiosity, a desire for better answers than you inherited so far. You may experience it as frustration, knowing that there must be more to faith than you currently know. You may know it as hope, hope that God is seeking humble people whose hearts and lives can be the womb of a better future.... In you, your family, your faith community, and circles of friends, among people of peace and faith everywhere, something is trying to be born." We are in the midst of a paradigm shift in the church. Not since the Reformation five centuries ago have so many Christians come together to ask whether the church is in sync with their deepest beliefs and commitments. These believers range from evangelicals to mainline Protestants to Catholics, and the person who best represents them is author and pastor Brian McLaren. In this much anticipated book, McLaren examines 10 questions facing today's church - questions about how to articulate the faith itself, the nature of its authority, who God is, whether we have to understand Jesus through only an ancient Greco-Roman lens, what exactly the good news is that the gospel proclaims, how we understand the church and all its varieties, why we are so preoccupied with sex, how we should think of the future and people from other faiths, and the most intimidating question of all: what do we do next? Here you will find a provocative and enticing introduction to the Christian faith of tomorrow.
Â©2010 Brian D. McLaren (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
The classic study of the creative process from the national best-selling author of Flow, Creativity is about capturing those moments that make life worth living. Legendary psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi reveals what leads to these moments - be it the excitement of the artist at the easel or the scientist in the lab - so that this knowledge can be used to enrich people's lives. Drawing on nearly 100 interviews with exceptional people, from biologists and physicists, to politicians and business leaders, to poets and artists, as well as his 30 years of research on the subject, Csikszentmihalyi uses his famous flow theory to explore the creative process. He discusses such ideas as why creative individuals are often seen as selfish and arrogant, and why the "tortured genius" is largely a myth. Most important, he explains why creativity needs to be cultivated and is necessary for the future of our country, if not the world.
Â©2013 Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC
Renowned pastor and New York Times best-selling author Timothy Keller writes the book his fans have been asking for: A year-long daily devotional. The Book of Psalms is known as the Bibleâs songbook - Jesus knew all 150 psalms intimately, and relied on them to face every situation, including his death. Two decades ago, Tim Keller began reading the entire Book of Psalms every month. The Songs of Jesus is based on his accumulated years of study, insight, and inspiration recorded in his prayer journals. Kathy Keller came to reading the psalms as a support during an extended illness. Together they have distilled the meaning of each verse, inviting listeners into the vast wisdom of the psalms. If you have no devotional life yet, this book is a wonderful way to start. If you already spend time in study and prayer, understanding every verse of the psalms will bring you a new level of intimacy with God, unlocking your purpose within Godâs kingdom.
Â©2015 Timothy Keller and Kathy Keller (P)2015 Penguin Audio
"I'm not a businessman. I'm a business, man." âJay-Z Some people think Jay-Z is just another rapper. Others see him as just another celebrity/mega-star. The reality is, no matter what you think Jay-Z is, he is first and foremost a business. And as much as Martha Stewart or Oprah, he has turned himself into a lifestyle. You can wake up to the local radio station playing Jay-Z's latest hit, spritz yourself with his 9IX cologne, slip on a pair of his Rocawear jeans, lace up your Reebok S. Carter sneakers, catch a Nets basketball game in the afternoon, and grab dinner at The Spotted Pig before heading to an evening performance of the Jay-Z-backed Broadway musical Fela! and a nightcap at his 40/40 Club. He'll profit at every turn of your day. But despite Jay-Z's success, there are still many Americans whose impressions of him are foggy, outdated, or downright incorrect. Surprisingly to many, he honed his business philosophy not at a fancy B school but on the streets of Brooklyn, New York, and beyond as a drug dealer in the 1980s. Empire State of Mind tells the story behind Jay-Z's rise to the top as told by the people who lived it with him. This audiobook explains just how Jay-Z propelled himself from the bleak streets of Brooklyn to the heights of the business world. He also includes new information on Jay-Z's various business dealings, such as: The feature movie about Jay-Z and his first basketball team that was filmed by Fab 5 Freddy in 2003 but never released The Jay-Z branded Jeep that was scrapped just before going into production The real story behind his association with Armand de Brignac champagne The financial ramifications of his marriage to Beyonce Jay-Z's tale is compelling, not just because of his celebrity, but because it embodies the rags-to-riches American dream and is a model for any entrepreneur looking to build a commercial empire.
Â©2011 Zack O'Malley Greenburg (P)2011 Gildan Media Corp
Dale Carnegie, author of the legendary How to Win Friends and Influence People, began his career as the premier "life coach" of the 20th century by teaching the art of public speaking. Public speaking, as Carnegie saw it, is a vital skill that can be attained through basic and repeated steps. His classic volume on the subject appeared in 1926 and was revised twice - in shortened versions - in 1956 and 1962. This 2006 revision - edited by a longtime consultant to Dale Carnegie & Associates, Inc., and the editor in charge of updating How to Win Friends and Influence People - is the definitive one for our era. While up to date in its language and points of reference, Public Speaking for Success preserves the full range of ideas and methods that appeared in the original, including Carnegie's complete speech and diction exercises, which follow each chapter, as the author originally designated them. This edition restores Carnegie's original appendix of the three complete self-help classics: Acres of Diamonds by Russell H. Conwell, As a Man Thinketh by James Allen, and A Message to Garcia by Elbert Hubbard. Carnegie included these essays in his original edition because, although they do not directly relate to public speaking, he felt they would be of great value to listeners. Here is the definitive update of the best-loved public-speaking book of all time.
Â©2005 JMW Group (P)2016 Gildan Media LLC
As a digital marketer, are you marketing banner ads or building brands? Do you even know what a brand decision tree or a category ladder is? Probably not. Well, it's not your fault. You most likely grew up inside of a digital marketing environment. You had no brand mentor. However, your future career success depends on your ability to grow from being a digital marketer to becoming a brand expert. Brands and Bulls**t. strips away the mystery of branding and gives you a branding primer necessary for every digital marketer. This new branding audiobook offers you the insight and tools to learn how to excel at marketing strategy and branding. It is filled with over 20 years of expertise working with some of the best brands and branding experts in the world. Add wisdom, knowledge and value to your marketing career. This audiobook will help you: Understand what branding in a digital world really means Learn how to create a powerful brand that creates a customer "feeling" Create specific brand strategies that really work in the marketplace Review 10 possible brand strategies and understand their potential Understand how positioning and category ladders work and why Utilize tools like brand decision trees to simplify complex brand choices Create a branding strategy for a client or company that targets a blue ocean Begin to comprehend the new four P's of marketing and their impact Learn how to quickly create a brand plan with the BrandPlanr Whether you work at a brand or work in an agency, you need to understand exactly how to build and lead a brand. You need to believe that to be a great marketer, you just need more branding insight and tools. And you definitely need to understand the difference between branding and bulls**t. Achieve the marketing career you deserve. This is the branding primer every digital marketer has been waiting for. Enjoy.
Â©2017 Bernhard Schroeder (P)2017 Gildan Media LLC
The Secret of the Ages should rightfully be called the original The Secret. It is one of the pioneering works on the powers of the universal mind and the subconscious mind. The author says about this audiobook: "The great 'Middle Class' has to bear the burdens of both the poor and the rich - and take what is left for itself. It is to them that I should like to dedicate this book. If I cannot endow libraries or colleges for them, perhaps I can point the way to get all good gifts for them. For men and women like them do not need 'charity' - or even sympathy. What they do need is inspiration - and opportunity - the kind of inspiration that makes a man go out and create his own opportunity. And that, after all, is the greatest good one can do anyone. Few people appreciate free gifts. They are like the man whom admiring townsfolk presented with a watch. He looked it over critically for a minute. Then - 'Where's the chain?' he asked. But a way to win for themselves the full measure of success they've dreamed of but almost stopped hoping for - that is something every young couple would welcome with open arms. And it is something that, if I can do it justice, will make the 'Eternal Triangle' as rare as it is today common, for it will enable husband and wife to work together - not merely for domestic happiness but for business success as well."
Public Domain (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC
By the author of the modern classic The Black Swan, this collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses his major ideas in ways you least expect. The Bed of Procrustes takes its title from Greek mythology: the story of a man who made his visitors fit his bed to perfection by either stretching them or cutting their limbs. It represents Nassim Nicholas Talebâs view of modern civilizationâs hubristic side effects - modifying humans to satisfy technology, blaming reality for not fitting economic models, inventing diseases to sell drugs, defining intelligence as what can be tested in a classroom, and convincing people that employment is not slavery. Playful and irreverent, these aphorisms will surprise you by exposing self-delusions you have been living with but never recognized. With a rare combination of pointed wit and potent wisdom, Taleb plows through human illusions, contrasting the classical values of courage, elegance, and erudition against the modern diseases of nerdiness, philistinism, and phoniness.
Â©2010 Nassim Nicholas Taleb (P)2010 Gildan Media Corp
An unprecedented collection of rare and life-changing classics from the pioneering author of The Power of Your Subconscious Mind. This new classic audio pulls together, in one convenient and inspiring compendium, some of the rarest and most extraordinary books by mind-power master Joseph Murphy. This unmatched anthology features more than 20 books and pamphlets, including Murphy's most beloved works, such as The Power of Your Subconscious Mind and How to Attract Money - as well as extraordinary but difficult-to-find early classics, such as The Meaning of Reincarnation, Nuclear Religion, Why Did This Happen to Me?, and Fear Not. These works are drawn from the most prolific and potent period in Murphy's career, in the years just before he shook the world with his self-development landmark The Power of Your Subconscious Mind (1963). It is a must-have for Murphy fans.
Â©2016 Penguin Random House (P)2017 Gildan Media LLC
How maverick companies have passed up the growth treadmill - and focused on greatness instead. It's an axiom of business that great companies grow their revenues and profits year after year. Yet quietly, under the radar, a small number of companies have rejected the pressure of endless growth to focus on more satisfying business goals. Goals like being great at what they do, creating a great place to work, providing great customer service, making great contributions to their communities, and finding great ways to lead their lives. In Small Giants, veteran journalist Bo Burlingham takes us deep inside 14 remarkable companies that have chosen to march to their own drummers. They include Anchor Brewing, the original microbrewer; CitiStorage Inc., the premier independent records-storage business; Clif Bar & Co., maker of organic energy bars and other nutrition foods; Righteous Babe Records, the record company founded by singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco; Union Square Hospitality Group, the company of restaurateur Danny Meyer; and Zingerman's Community of Businesses, including the world-famous Zingerman's Deli of Ann Arbor. Burlingham shows how the leaders of these small giants recognized the full range of choices they had about the type of companies they could create. And he shows how we can all benefit by questioning the usual definitions of business success. In his new afterword, Burlingham reflects on the similarities and learning lessons from the small giants he covers in the audiobook.
Â©2016 Bo Burlingham (P)2016 Gildan Media LLC
Commonly considered Stephen Crane's greatest accomplishment, The Red Badge of Courage ranks among the foremost literary achievements of the modern era. It is the story of Private Henry Fleming, who goes into the Civil War a hotheaded young patriot with his mind brimful of ideas of glory.Â Â Â Â Â Â Stephen Crane was born in 1871 in New Jersey and attended Lafayette College and Syracuse University. He never completed his education but moved to New York and reported for the Herald and Tribune. At the age of 24, never having experienced war himself, Crane wrote The Red Badge of Courage, which made him a huge success. Because of this, he was pushed into war reporting for most of his life. His popular short story "The Open Boat" was based on his experience of being trapped in a sinking ship.Â Â Â Â Â Â Narrator Sean Pratt makes his home in Washington, DC. He has been pursuing his film and TV career and can be seen in Walt Disney's Tuck Everlasting and as Dr. Hunter McGuire in the Warner Brothers movie Gods and Generals.
Public Domain (P)2012 InAudio
When you're cooking, you're a chemist! Every time you follow or modify a recipe you are experimenting with acids and bases, emulsions and suspensions, gels and foams. In your kitchen you denature proteins, crystallize compounds, react enzymes with substrates, and nurture desired microbial life while suppressing harmful microbes. And unlike in a laboratory, you can eat your experiments to verify your hypotheses. In Culinary Reactions, author Simon Quellen Field explores the chemistry behind the recipes you follow every day. How does altering the ratio of flour, sugar, yeast, salt, butter, and water affect how high bread rises? Why is whipped cream made with nitrous oxide rather than the more common carbon dioxide? And why does Hollandaise sauce fall for "clarified" butter? This easy-to-follow primer even includes recipes to demonstrate the concepts being discussed, including Whipped Creamsicle Topping (a foam), Cherry Dream Cheese (a protein gel), and Lemonade with Chameleon Eggs (an acid indicator). It even shows you how to extract DNA from a Halloween pumpkin. You'll never look at your graduated cylinders, Bunsen burners, and beakers the same way again.
Â©2012 Simon Quellen Field (P)2017 Tantor
"No two exit experiences are exactly alike. Some people wind up happy with the process and satisfied with the way it turned out, while others look back on it as a nightmare. The question I hope to answer in this audiobook is why. What did the people with 'good' exits do differently from those who'd had 'bad' exits?" When pioneering business journalist and Inc. magazine editor at large Bo Burlingham wrote Small Giants, it became an instant classic for its original take on a common business problem - how to handle the pressure to grow. Now Burlingham is back to tackle an even more common problem - how to exit your company well. Sooner or later, all entrepreneurs leave their businesses and all businesses get sold, given away, or liquidated. Whatever your preferred outcome, you need to start planning for it while you still have time and options. The beautiful part is that if you start early enough, the process will lead you to build a better, stronger, more resilient company, as well as one with a higher market value. Unfortunately, most owners don't start early enough - and pay a steep price for their procrastination. Burlingham interviewed dozens of entrepreneurs across a range of industries and identified eight key factors that determine whether owners are happy after leaving their businesses. His book showcases the insights, exit plans, and cautionary tales of entrepreneurs such as Ray Pagano: founder of a leading manufacturer of housings for security cameras. He turned down a bid for his company and instead changed his management style, resulting in a subsequent sale for four times the original offer. Bill Niman: founder of the iconic Niman Ranch, which revolutionized the meat industry. He learned about unhappy exits when he was forced to sell to private equity investors, leaving him with nothing to show for his 35 years in business.
Â©2014 Bo Burlingham (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC
In this New York Times best-selling novel of first love and second chances, former high school sweethearts confront the painful truths of their past to build a promising future - together.Â "Everyone wanted to believe that endless love was possible. She'd believed in it once, too, back when she was 18." In the spring of 1984, high school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply, irrevocably in love. Though they were from opposite sides of the tracks, their love for one another seemed to defy the realities of life in their small town in North Carolina. But as the summer of their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events would tear the young couple apart, setting them on radically divergent paths. Now, 25 years later, Amanda and Dawson are summoned back home for the funeral of Tuck Hostetler, the mentor who once gave shelter to their high school romance. Neither has lived the life they imagined...and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever changed their lives. As Amanda and Dawson carry out the instructions Tuck left behind for them, they realize that everything they thought they knew - about Tuck, about themselves, and about the dreams they held dear - was not as it seemed. Forced to confront painful memories, the former lovers will discover undeniable truths about the choices they have made. And in the course of a single, searing weekend, they will ask of the living, and the dead: Can love truly rewrite the past?Â
Â©2011 Nicholas Sparks (P)2011 Hachette
The final volume in Richard J. Evansâs masterly trilogy on the history of Nazi Germany traces the rise and fall of German military might, the mobilization of a âpeopleâs communityâ to serve a war of conquest, and Hitlerâs campaign of racial subjugation and genocide. Already hailed as âa masterpieceâ (William Grimes in The New York Times) and âthe most comprehensive historyâ¦ of the Third Reichâ (Ian Kershaw), this epic trilogy reaches its terrifying climax in this volume. Evans interweaves a broad narrative of the warâs progress with viscerally affecting personal testimony from a wide range of people - from generals to front-line soldiers, from Hitler Youth activists to middle-class housewives. The Third Reich at War lays bare the dynamics of a nation more deeply immersed in war than any society before or since. Fresh insights into the conflictâs great events are here, from the invasion of Poland to the Battle of Stalingrad to Hitlerâs suicide in the bunker. But just as important is the re-creation of the daily experience of ordinary Germans in wartime, staggering under pressure from Allied bombing and their own governmentâs mounting demands upon them. At the center of the book is the Nazi extermination of Europeâs Jews, set in the context of Hitlerâs genocidal plans for the racial restructuring of Europe. Blending narrative, description, and analysis, The Third Reich at War creates an engrossing picture - at once sweeping and precise - of a society rushing headlong to self-destruction and taking much of Europe with it. It is the culmination of a historical masterwork that will remain the most authoritative work on Nazi Germany for years to come.
Â©2009 Richard J. Evans (P)2010 Gildan Media Corp
Little book, big profits.... Here is a detailed guide to overcoming the most frequently encountered psychological pitfalls of investing. Bias, emotion, and overconfidence are just three of the many behavioral traits that can lead investors to lose money or achieve lower returns. Behavioral finance, which recognizes that there is a psychological element to all investor decision-making, can help you overcome this obstacle. In The Little Book of Behavioral Investing, expert James Montier, one of the world's foremost behavioral analysts, takes you through some of the most important behavioral challenges faced by investors. Montier reveals the most common psychological barriers, clearly showing how emotion, overconfidence, and a multitude of other behavioral traits, can affect investment decision-making. This book: Offers time-tested ways to identify and avoid the pitfalls of investor bias Discusses how to learn from our investment mistakes instead of repeating them Explores the behavioral principles that will allow you to maintain a successful investment portfolio Written in a straightforward and accessible style, The Little Book of Behavioral Investing will enable you to identify and eliminate behavioral traits that can hinder your investment endeavors and show you how to go about achieving superior returns in the process.
Â©2010 James Montier (P)2010 Gildan
Thom Hartmann, the most popular progressive radio host in America and a New York Times best-selling author, looks at the history of the battle against oligarchy in America - and how we can win the latest round. Billionaire oligarchs want to own our republic, and theyâre nearly there, thanks to legislation and Supreme Court decisions that they have essentially bought. They put Trump and his political allies into office and support a vast network of think tanks, publications, and social media that every day push our nation closer and closer to police-state tyranny.Â The United States was born in a struggle against the oligarchs of the British aristocracy, and ever since then, the history of America has been one of dynamic tension between democracy and oligarchy. And much like the shock of the 1929 crash woke America up to glaring inequality and the ongoing theft of democracy by that generationâs oligarchs, the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 has laid bare how extensively oligarchs have looted our nationâs economic system, gutted governmental institutions, and stolen the wealth of the former middle class. Thom Hartmann traces the history of this struggle against oligarchy from Americaâs founding to the United Statesâ war with the feudal confederacy to President Franklin Rooseveltâs struggle against âeconomic royalistsâ who wanted to block the New Deal. In each of those cases, the oligarchs lost the battle. But with increasing right-wing control of the media, unlimited campaign contributions, and a conservative takeover of the judicial system, weâre at a crisis point.Â Now is the time for action, before we flip into tyranny. Weâve beaten the oligarchs before, and we can do it again. Hartmann lays out practical measures we can take to break up media monopolies, limit the influence of money in politics, reclaim the wealth stolen over decades by the oligarchy, and build a movement that will return control of America to we, the people.
Â©2020 Thom Hartmann (P)2020 Thom Hartmann
A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human - and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do. Please note: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material, including endnotes, will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. A Note from Hachette Audio We are deeply honored to be the audio publisher of David Foster Wallace's works, and are keenly aware of the great responsibility that attends the privilege. We felt that it was important to make Infinite Jest accessible in the audio format as soon as we were able, and are gratified to find that there is an audience that has been waiting for just this occasion. Some early listeners have been disappointed that the novel's endnotes are currently available only in text form, to be read. Choosing to include the endnotes as a downloadable PDF file, rather than as a recording by the narrator, was a difficult decision for all involved, and we debated different options at length before beginning production. The audio format allows us great opportunities to showcase Wallace's love of language and grammatical dexterity, to illuminate characters and their relationships, and to bring out some of the unique humor inherent in his work. However, there are also certain limitations to the format, and we needed let go of some of our preconceived notions about the form of Infinite Jest, as we must when we adapt any complex work to audio. The compromise we ended up with was heavily influenced by practical concerns, especially those regarding the limitations of current technology. Because some of the endnotes are pages-long digressions, if we had them read in line with the main narrative, we would have run the risk of making the already complex story unfollowable for listeners. In the end, we decided the audiobook would flow best by having the endnotes indicated by number throughout the narrative by an additional narrator. However, we acknowledge that these choices may not work for all listeners. Accordingly, our future plans are to produce the endnotes as an additional, stand-alone audio piece. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
Â©2006 David Foster Wallace (P)2012 Hachette
New York TimesÂ best seller Soon to be a Netflix film. The best-selling account of the lives of five young women whose fates converged in the perplexing case of the Long Island Serial Killer. âRich, tragic...monumental...true-crime reporting at its best.â (Washington Post) One late spring evening in 2010, Shannan Gilbert - after running through the oceanfront community of Oak Beach screaming for her life - went missing. No one who had heard of her disappearance thought much about what had happened to the 24-year-old: She was a Craigslist escort who had been fleeing a scene - of what, no one could be sure. The Suffolk County police, too, seemed to have paid little attention - until seven months later, when an unexpected discovery in a bramble alongside a nearby highway turned up four bodies, all evenly spaced, all wrapped in burlap. But none of them Shannanâs.Â There was Maureen Brainard-Barnes, last seen at Penn Station in Manhattan three years earlier, and Melissa Barthelemy, last seen in the Bronx in 2009. There was Megan Waterman, last seen leaving a hotel in Hauppauge, Long Island, just a month after Shannanâs disappearance in 2010, and Amber Lynn Costello, last seen leaving a house in West Babylon a few months later that same year. Like Shannan, all four women were petite, in their 20s, and had come from out of town to work as escorts, and they all had advertised on Craigslist and its competitor, Backpage.Â Long considered âone of the best true-crime books of all timeâ (Time),Â Lost GirlsÂ is a portrait of unsolved murders in an idyllic part of America, of the underside of the Internet, and of the secrets we keep without admitting to ourselves that we keep them.
Â©2013 Robert Kolker (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers
Throughout history, rich and poor countries alike have been lending, borrowing, crashing - and recovering - their way through an extraordinary range of financial crises. Each time, the experts have chimed, "this time is different" - claiming that the old rules of valuation no longer apply and that the new situation bears little similarity to past disasters. This book proves that premise wrong. Covering 66 countries across five continents, This Time Is Different presents a comprehensive look at the varieties of financial crises, and guides us through eight astonishing centuries of government defaults, banking panics, and inflationary spikes - from medieval currency debasements to today's subprime catastrophe. Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff, leading economists whose work has been influential in the policy debate concerning the current financial crisis, provocatively argue that financial combustions are universal rites of passage for emerging and established market nations. The authors draw important lessons from history to show us how much - or how little - we have learned. Using clear, sharp analysis and comprehensive data, Reinhart and Rogoff document that financial fallouts occur in clusters and strike with surprisingly consistent frequency, duration, and ferocity. They examine the patterns of currency crashes, high and hyperinflation, and government defaults on international and domestic debts - as well as the cycles in housing and equity prices, capital flows, unemployment, and government revenues around these crises. While countries do weather their financial storms, Reinhart and Rogoff prove that short memories make it all too easy for crises to recur. This Time Is Different exposes centuries of financial missteps. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
Â©2009 Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff (P)2009 Gildan Media Corp
The Resurrection accounts of Jesus in the Gospels are the most dramatic and impactful stories ever told. One similarity unites each testimony - that none of his most loyal and steadfast followers could "see" it was him, back from the dead. The reason for this is at the very foundation of the Christian faith. She turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus. (John 20:14)Â Hope in the Time of Fear is a book that unlocks the meaning of Jesus's resurrection for listeners. Easter is considered the most solemn and important holiday for Christians. It is a time of spiritual rebirth and a time of celebrating the physical rebirth of Jesus after three days in the tomb. For his devoted followers, nothing could prepare them for the moment they met the resurrected Jesus. Each failed to recognize him. All of them physically saw him and yet did not spiritually truly see him. It was only when Jesus reached out and invited them to see who he truly was that their eyes were open. Here the central message of the Christian faith is revealed in a way only Timothy Keller could do it - filled with unshakable belief, piercing insight, and a profound new way to look at a story you think you know. After listening to this audiobook, the true meaning of Easter will no longer be unseen.
Â©2021 Timothy Keller (P)2021 Penguin Audio
Be flexible and faster with Agile project management. As mobile and web technologies continue to evolve rapidly, there is added pressure to develop and implement software projects in weeks instead of months. Agile Project Management for Dummies can make that happen. This is the first book to provide a simple, step-by-step guide to Agile project management approaches, tools, and techniques. With the fast pace of mobile and web technology development, software project development must keep pace; Agile project management enables developers to complete and implement projects more quickly and this book shows you how. Offers a practical context for understanding and applying Agile techniques, moving from theory into actual practice Explains when to use Agile and how to avoid common pitfalls Written by experts who know how to apply the principles in real-world situations Agile Project Management for Dummies enables you to understand and apply Agile principles for faster, more accurate development. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
Â©2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2017 Gildan Media LLC
In this irreverent and illuminating audiobook, acclaimed writer and scientist Leonard Mlodinow shows us how randomness, chance, and probability reveal a tremendous amount about our daily lives, and how we misunderstand the significance of everything from a casual conversation to a major financial setback. As a result, successes and failures in life are often attributed to clear and obvious causes, when in actuality they are more profoundly influenced by chance. The rise and fall of your favorite movie star or the most reviled CEO - in fact, all our destinies - reflects chance as much as planning and innate abilities. Even Roger Maris, who beat Babe Ruth's single season home-run record, was in all likelihood not great but just lucky. How could it have happened that a wine was given five out of five stars by one journal and called the worst wine of the decade by another? Wine ratings, school grades, political polls, and many other things in daily life are less reliable than we believe. By showing us the true nature of chance and revealing the psychological illusions that cause us to misjudge the world around us, Mlodinow gives fresh insight into what is really meaningful and how we can make decisions based on a deeper truth. From the classroom to the courtroom, from financial markets to supermarkets, from the doctor's office to the Oval Office, Mlodinow's insights will intrigue, awe, and inspire. Offering listeners not only a tour of randomness, chance and probability but also a new way of looking at the world, this original, unexpected journey reminds us that much in our lives is about as predictable as the steps of a stumbling man afresh from a night at a bar.
Â©2008 Leonard Mlodinow (P)2008 Gildan Media Corp
Families are riddled with untold secrets. But Stephen Hinshaw never imagined that a profound secret was kept under lock and key for 18 years within his family - that his father's mysterious absences, for months at a time, resulted from serious mental illness and involuntary hospitalizations. From the moment his father revealed the truth, during Hinshaw's first spring break from college, he knew his life would change forever. Hinshaw calls this revelation his "psychological birth". After years of experiencing the ups and downs of his father's illness without knowing it existed, Hinshaw began to piece together the silent, often terrifying history of his father's life - in great contrast to his father's presence and love during periods of wellness. This exploration led to larger discoveries about the family saga, to Hinshaw's correctly diagnosing his father with bipolar disorder, and to his full-fledged career as a clinical and developmental psychologist and professor.
Â©2017 Stephen P. Hinshaw (P)2017 Tantor
Built on foundations set in the previous two volumes, Be the Better Broker, Volume 3 is a detailed, step-by-step guide to the client-broker experience. From the opening question - "What's your best rate?" - to the two magic words - "File Complete!" - this book will give you access to the processes, scripts, and strategies used during hundreds of conversations addressing application intake, overcoming objections, the signing of the mortgage commitment, compliance, and insurance documents. This book is your guide to building your resume, marketing, and advertising, along with a base of referring clients and all-out raving fans via one simple approach creating excellence throughout the client experience. Apply the principles and the scripts outlined in this book and you will be on your way to building your own 200+ file-per-year business. You will increase your funding ratio! You will increase your production! The mantra of Volume 3: "File Complete!"
Â©2017 Dustan Woodhouse (P)2017 Dustan Woodhouse
Did you know that achievement can be learned? As Bernie Roth explains, achievement is a muscle. And once you learn how to flex it, you'll be able to meet life's challenges and reach your goals. Based on a legendary course Roth has taught at Stanford University for several decades, The Achievement Habit employs the remarkable insights that stem from design thinking to help us realize the power we all have within to change our lives for the better. By ridding ourselves of issues that stand in the way of reaching our full potential, we gain the confidence finally to do things we've always wanted to do. Combining design thinking, problem solving, creativity, communication skills, and life adjustments, listeners will learn: Why trying and doing are two different things Why using reasons (excuses), even legitimate ones, to explain one's behavior is self-defeating How to change your self-image into one of a doer and achiever How subtle language changes can resolve existential dilemmas and barriers to action How to build resiliency by reinforcing what you do rather than what you accomplish How to be open to learning from your own experience and from those around you Our behavior and relationships can be transformed - if we choose to, we can be mindful and control our intentions to create habits that make our lives better. And with this thoughtful book as your guide, you can. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
Â©2015 Bernard Roth (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
Where do you begin with a writer as original and brilliant as David Foster Wallace? Here - with a carefully considered selection of his extraordinary body of work, chosen by a range of great writers, critics, and those who worked with him most closely. This volume presents his most dazzling, funniest, and most heartbreaking work - essays like his famous cruise-ship piece, "A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again," excerpts from his novels The Broom of the System, Infinite Jest, and The Pale King, and legendary stories like "The Depressed Person". Wallace's explorations of morality, self-consciousness, addiction, sports, love, and the many other subjects that occupied him are represented here in both fiction and nonfiction. Collected for the first time are Wallace's first published story, "The View from Planet Trillaphon as Seen In Relation to the Bad Thing" and a selection of his work as a writing instructor, including reading lists, grammar guides, and general guidelines for his students. A dozen writers and critics, including Hari Kunzru, Anne Fadiman, and Nam Le, add afterwords to favorite pieces, expanding our appreciation of the unique pleasures of Wallace's writing. The result is an astonishing volume that shows the breadth and range of "one of America's most daring and talented writers" (Los Angeles Times Book Review) whose work was full of humor, insight, and beauty.
Â©2014 David Foster Wallace (P)2014 Hachette Audio
Jose Silva, Jr.'s 30-day plan shows you how to program your brain and mind for greater success.Â Â Â Week 1: Start using the Alpha Brainwave Level relieve stress for relaxation and good health; strengthen your willpower with imagination; turn difficult problems into creative solutions; and develop a leadership mindsetÂ Â Week 2: Gain control of your subconscious mind; eliminate limiting beliefs, fears, and phobias; convert self-doubt to confidence and optimism; employ dreams to find solutions to problems; and win praise and gain more respectÂ Â Â Week 3: Guiding principles for success; guidance and help from a higher power; the Universal Laws of Programming; how Jose Silva programmed to acquire money; and discover and fulfill your life purposeÂ Â Â Week 4: Increasing your power to influence; your aura is your invisible persuader; overcome deep-rooted problems at Theta; unleash the genius potential in your child; and be recognized as a visionary and a leader
Â©2019 Jose Silva Jr. and Katherine Sandusky with Ed Bernd Jr. (P)2019 Gildan Media
If you had the opportunity to work where, when, and with whom you wanted - all while getting paid very well - would you take it? Self-made multimillionaire and best-selling author Michael Masterson did, and with Ready, Fire, Aim he'll show you how to do the same. Whether you're thinking about starting a new business or growing an existing one, Ready, Fire, Aim has what you need to succeed in your entrepreneurial endeavors. In it, Masterson shares the knowledge he has gained from creating and expanding numerous businesses and outlines a focused strategy for guiding a small business through the four stages of entrepreneurial growth. Along the way, you'll learn the skills needed to succeed in this dynamic environment. Discover how to: Start a business from scratch and make it profitable quickly Keep a growing business growing Get other people to do almost all the hard work for you, so you are free to do the fun stuff Position yourself as an indispensable business builder, so you can enjoy a big share of the profits - even if you are only working part time Duplicate your winning strategy in several businesses so you never have to worry about "needing" any one of them. Over the course of his remarkably successful career, Masterson has developed dozens of businesses, including one still growing at $300 million. Now he shows you how to outsell your competitors by implementing innovative operational procedures to reduce costs and using the power of the Internet to reduce customer complaints and increase profits.
Â©2008 Michael Masterson (P)2008 Gildan Media Corp
This practical, step-by-step book is designed specifically for selling teams committed to high achievement in the enterprise environment. The program's powerful six stages will guide you to:Â Set a baseline for success for each territory and accountÂ Identify opportunities with the highest probability of successÂ Engage with buyers to qualify enterprise opportunitiesÂ Craft solutions that directly address your client's needsÂ Propose your solution and achieve advancementÂ Serve and satisfy your client, earning the right to grow the businessÂ Each of the stages represents a key piece of the puzzle in the proactive, team-oriented Sandler Enterprise Selling (SES) process. With the proven training techniques in this book, you'll be able to use SES to win, grow, and serve enterprise clients. You'll learn how to master 13 selling tools integral to your SES success - like the KARE Account Planning Tool, Growth Account Booster Tool, LinkedIn Levers Tool, and Client-Centric Satisfaction Tool. You'll discover practical solutions to the vastly complex challenges in enterprise organizations - extended sales cycles, wide buyer networks, or significant investments in pursuits.
Â©2015 Sandler Systems, Inc. (P)2018 Gildan Media
The definitive account of Germany's malign transformation under Hitler's total rule and the implacable march to war. This magnificent second volume of Richard J. Evans's three-volume history of Nazi Germany was hailed by Benjamin Schwartz of The Atlantic Monthly as "the definitive English-language account... gripping and precise." It chronicles the incredible story of Germany's radical reshaping under Nazi rule. As those who were deemed unworthy to be counted among the German people were dealt with in increasingly brutal terms, Hitler's drive to prepare Germany for the war that he saw as its destiny reached its fateful hour in September 1939. The Third Reich in Power is the fullest and most authoritative account yet written of how, in six years, Germany was brought to the edge of that terrible abyss.
Â©2006 Richard J. Evans (P)2010 Gildan Media Corp
Transform your organization by scaling leadershipÂ Â How do senior leaders, in their own words, describe the most effective leaders - the ones that get results, grow the business, enhance the culture and leave in their wake a trail of other really effective leaders? Conversely, how do senior leaders describe the kind of leader that undercuts the organization's capacity and capability to create its future? This book, based on groundbreaking research, shows how senior leaders describe and develop leadership that works, that does not, that scales, and that limits scale.Â Â Is your leadership built for scale as you advance in today's volatile, uncertain, dynamic, and disruptive business environment? This context puts a premium on a very particular kind of leadership - High-Creative leadership capable of rapidly growing the organization while simultaneously transforming it into more agile, innovative, adaptive and engaging workplace. The research presented in this book suggests that senior leaders can describe the High-Creative leadership with surprising clarity. They also describe with equal precision the High-Reactive leadership that cancels itself out and seriously limits scale. Which type of leader are you?
Â©2019 Conscious Leadership, LLC. (P)2019 Gildan Media
Analogy is the core of all thinking. This is the simple but unorthodox premise that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Douglas Hofstadter and French psychologist Emmanuel Sander defend in their new work. Hofstadter has been grappling with the mysteries of human thought for over 30 years. Now, with his trademark wit and special talent for making complex ideas vivid, he has partnered with Sander to put forth a highly novel perspective on cognition. We are constantly faced with a swirling and intermingling multitude of ill-defined situations. Our brain's job is to try to make sense of this unpredictable, swarming chaos of stimuli. How does it do so? The ceaseless hail of input triggers analogies galore, helping us to pinpoint the essence of what is going on. Often this means the spontaneous evocation of words, sometimes idioms, sometimes the triggering of nameless, long-buried memories. Why did two-year-old Camille proudly exclaim, "I undressed the banana!"? Why do people who hear a story often blurt out, "Exactly the same thing happened to me!" when it was a completely different event? What did Albert Einstein see that made him suspect that light consists of particles when a century of research had driven the final nail in the coffin of that long-dead idea? The answer to all these questions, of course, is analogy - making - the meat and potatoes, the heart and soul, the fuel and fire, the gist and the crux, the lifeblood and the wellsprings of thought. Analogy-making, far from happening at rare intervals, occurs at all moments, defining thinking from top to toe, from the tiniest and most fleeting thoughts to the most creative scientific insights. Like GÃ¶del, Escher, Bach before it, Surfaces and Essences will profoundly enrich our understanding of our own minds.
Â©2013 Basic Books (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC
Dr. Joseph Murphyâs classic book The Power of Your Subconscious Mind was first published in 1963 and became an immediate best seller. It was acclaimed as one of the best self-help guides ever written. Following the success of this work, Dr. Murphy lectured to thousands of people around the world and millions tuned in to his daily radio program. In his lectures, he pointed out how real people have radically improved their lives by applying specific aspects of his concepts. Now these lectures have been combined, edited, and updated in six audiobooks that bring Dr. Murphyâs teachings into the 21st century and provide listeners with his proven tools to help program their subconscious minds so that they can radically improve their lives. In this audiobook, Dr. Murphy discusses the core concept that it is our thoughts and feelings that create our destinies. Whatever our subconscious and conscious minds agree upon will come to pass. Fortunately, we have the power to control our thoughts, and Dr. Murphy gives us the tools we need to reprogram our minds so that we can experience inspiration, happiness, and fulfillment instead of negativity. As we feed our subconscious with uplifting ideas, wonderful events will unfold in our lives.
Â©2008 Dr. Joseph Murphy (P)2012 Gildan Media, LLC
The benchmark guide to marketing and PR, updated with the latest social media and marketing trends, tools, and real-world examples of success The New Rules of Marketing & PR, 4th Edition is the pioneering guide to the future of marketing, an international best seller with more than 300,000 copies sold in over 25 languages. It offers a step-by-step action plan for harnessing the power of modern marketing and PR to communicate with buyers directly, raise visibility, and increase sales. It shows how large and small companies, nonprofits, and other organizations can leverage web-based content to get the right information to the right people at the right time for a fraction of the cost of big-budget campaigns. Including a wealth of compelling case studies and real-world examples of content marketing and inbound marketing success, this is a practical guide to the new reality of reaching buyers when they're eager to hear from you. Includes updated information, examples, and case studies plus an examination of newly popular tools such as Infographics, photo-sharing using Pinterest and Instagram, as well as expanded information on social media such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. David Meerman Scott is a marketing strategist, best-selling author of eight books including three international best sellers, advisor to emerging companies including HubSpot, and a professional speaker on topics including marketing, leadership, and social media. Prior to starting his own business, he was marketing VP for two U.S. publicly traded companies and was Asia marketing director for Knight-Ridder, at the time one of the world's largest information companies. The New Rules of Marketing & PR offers the single resource for entrepreneurs, business owners, nonprofit managers, as well as those working in marketing or publicity departments to build a marketing and PR strategy to grow any business.
Â©2013 David Meerman Scott (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC
Change your negative thoughts into positive ones with this three-book set of Joseph Murphy's wisdom. Use your mind to channel a spiritual rebirth. You can attain all you want and lead a full, happy, and prosperous life. Dr. Joseph Murphy was a proponent of the New Thought movement, developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries by many philosophers and deep thinkers who studied this phenomenon and preached, wrote, and practiced a new way of looking at life. By combining a metaphysical, spiritual, and pragmatic approach to the way we think and live, they uncovered the secret of attaining what we truly desire.
Public Domain (P)2017 Gildan Media LLC
Timely advice from value-investing giants, such as Warren Buffett, William OâNeil, Charles Brandes, and David Iben. After the financial chaos and panic of the last few years, investors are looking to rebuild confidence and learn from the mistakes that led to the crash. In The Triumph of Value Investing, Janet Lowe urges listeners to return to the basic principles of value investing, as taught by the legendary Benjamin Graham, which remain as relevant as ever today. These lessons can help listeners maneuver sanely through any type of economic turmoil and even benefit from further disruptions. Lowe also includes interviews with such leading value investors as Warren Buffett, William O'Neil, and Charles Brandes, and analyzes dozens of U.S. and foreign stocks. She walks investors through the steps necessary to apply the principles that define value investing, with special emphasis on investing in biotech, high-technology, and foreign companies. Whether listeners are familiar with value investing or are just discovering it, they will find plenty of fresh information in The Triumph of Value Investing, which covers the latest concepts and players in the market. As Lowe writes, "It is always healthy to check up on the validity of your own thinking. Considering the market breakdowns of the past decade and the confusion and discouragement many individual investors have suffered, this is an excellent time to restudy Benjamin Graham's concepts of value investing and learn how to apply them to a whole range of new challenges."
Â©2011 Janet Lowe (P)2011 Gildan Media Corp
This audiobook is about the way the world really works. Certain unseen principles control the translation of our desires to reality. These lie in the power of your mind. They are laid out here clearly and straightforwardly: Follow the process; success will be yours. How achievement actually occurs, and a formula for it that puts success within reach of the average person, were the focal points of Napoleon Hill's books. Years of research studying the world's major religions convinced Dr. Joseph Murphy that some great power lay behind them all. One of the core ideas of Dale Carnegie's books was that it is possible to change other people's behavior by changing one's own reaction to them.
Â©2012 JMW Group, Inc (P)2016 Gildan Media LLC
Every day, we make decisions on topics ranging from personal investments to schools for our children to the meals we eat to the causes we champion. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. The reason, the authors explain, is that, being human, we are all susceptible to various biases that can lead us to blunder. Our mistakes make us poorer and less healthy; we often make bad decisions involving education, personal finance, health care, mortgages and credit cards, the family, and even the planet itself. Thaler and Sunstein invite us to enter an alternative world, one that takes our humanness as a given. They show that by knowing how people think, we can design choice environments that make it easier for people to choose what is best for themselves, their families, and their society. Using colorful examples from the most important aspects of life, Thaler and Sunstein demonstrate how thoughtful "choice architecture" can be established to nudge us in beneficial directions without restricting freedom of choice. Nudge offers a unique new take - from neither the left nor the right - on many hot-button issues, for individuals and governments alike. This is one of the most engaging and provocative audiobooks to come along in many years. Included in this recording are a bonus chapter and a Postscript that was added in the paperback edition. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
Â©2009 Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein (P)2009 Gildan Media Corp
Oprah's Book Club pick Number one New York Times best seller One of the New York Times Top 10 Books of the Year One of the Wall Street Journal Top 10 Books of the Year Named a Best Book of the Year by the New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, Time, Slate, Smithsonian, The New York Post, and Amazon The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with 12 children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand the disease. Don and Mimi Galvin seemed to be living the American dream. After World War II, Don's work with the Air Force brought them to Colorado, where their 12 children perfectly spanned the baby boom: the oldest born in 1945, the youngest in 1965. In those years, there was an established script for a family like the Galvins - aspiration, hard work, upward mobility, domestic harmony - and they worked hard to play their parts. But behind the scenes was a different story: psychological breakdown, sudden shocking violence, hidden abuse. By the mid-1970s, six of the 10 Galvin boys, one after another, were diagnosed as schizophrenic. How could all this happen to one family?Â What took place inside the house on Hidden Valley Road was so extraordinary that the Galvins became one of the first families to be studied by the National Institute of Mental Health. Their story offers a shadow history of the science of schizophrenia, from the era of institutionalization, lobotomy, and the schizophrenogenic mother to the search for genetic markers for the disease, always amid profound disagreements about the nature of the illness itself. And unbeknownst to the Galvins, samples of their DNA informed decades of genetic research that continues today, offering paths to treatment, prediction, and even eradication of the disease for future generations.Â With clarity and compassion, best-selling and award-winning author Robert Kolker uncovers one family's unforgettable legacy of suffering, love, and hope.
Â©2020 Robert Kolker (P)2020 Random House Audio
Every day, we make decisions on topics ranging from personal investments to schools for our children to the meals we eat to the causes we champion. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. The reason, the authors explain, is that, being human, we are all susceptible to various biases that can lead us to blunder. Our mistakes can make us poor and unhealthy. We often make bad decisions about education, personal finance, health care, family, and the environment. Thaler and Sunstein invite us to enter an alternative world, one that accepts that we are only human. They show that by knowing how people think, we can design choice environments that make it easier for people to choose what is best for themselves, their families, and their society. Using colorful examples from the most important aspects of life, Thaler and Sunstein demonstrate how thoughtful "choice architecture" can be established to nudge us in beneficial directions without restricting freedom of choice. Nudge offers a unique new take - from neither the left nor the right - on many hot-button issues, for individuals and governments alike. This is one of the most engaging and provocative audiobooks to come along in many years.
Â©2008 Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein (P)2008 Gildan Media Corp
The secret to business success is intuition. It's not just a matter of following your hunches. It's about following the right hunches. Being able to sense people's inner thoughts and needs helps you say and do the things needed to quickly reach your goals and achieve success. Many people know this, but many also believe that a good sense of intuition is something that you're just born with - not something that you can develop and train. Jose Silva, developer of the world-famous Silva Mind Control Method, had proved them wrong. Now, with Mr. Silva's state-of-the-art UltraMind Intuitive Guidance System for Business, you can learn how to use your intuition regularly and reliably. You will learn how to: Program yourself to do the right thing at the right time in order to take advantage of opportunities and increase income Sense what other people's real wants and needs are so that you can say the right thing at the right time when negotiating, managing subordinates, or reporting to superiors and shareholders Learn mental techniques to establish immediate rapport with co-workers, customers, clients, and suppliers Program your work environment for success Trust your judgment and your decisions and end doubt and second-guessing
Â©2017 Jose Silva Jr. and Katherine Watson with Ed Bernd Jr. (P)2017 Gildan Media LLC
Reigning CrossFit world champion Rich Froning is "the fittest man on Earth". He's fast, he's strong, and he's incredibly disciplined. But it takes more than physical strength to compete and win at an elite level. It takes incredible mental and spiritual toughness as well. And it is the precise balance of all three that makes Rich Froning a champion. In First, listeners follow Rich as he trains for and competes in back-to-back CrossFit world championships. Along the way Rich shares invaluable training tips, motivational techniques, and spiritual insights that, in keeping with the CrossFit philosophy, will prepare you to respond to any real-life physical, mental, or spiritual challenge.
Â©2013 Rich Froning (P)2015 Tantor
From the best-selling author Napoleon Hill - Lessons on Success has helped millions make the impossible possible! Napoleon Hill's 17 Essential Principles of Personal Achievement have served as an encouraging and illuminating guide for those seeking to improve all areas of their lives for more than half a century. Lessons on Success is the book that keys listeners into Hill's distinct thought process - this is the complete and unabridged mind-power method for achieving your goals. After interviewing dozens of industrialists, diplomats, thought leaders, and people who are at the top of their game, Hill distilled what he learned and converted his study into 17 core lessons that will set you up for success in every facet of your life!
Â©2020 Napoleon Hill (P)2021 Random House Audio
Anyone who has struggled with sex addiction knows that living with constant sexual compulsions can be extremely difficult. But summoning the courage to find help for this condition can be even more of a challenge. If addictions to pornography, strip clubs, massage parlors, prostitutes, phone sex, or chat rooms have made you feel trapped, this book can help you find a way to break free. Written by a former sex addict who specializes in counseling people who suffer from sexually compulsive behavior, Breaking the Cycle presents a step-by-step plan to enjoying a life of productivity and purpose. You can free yourself from the powerful, compulsive urges that may have damaged your career, finances, or relationships with friends and family. The exercises in this book will show you how to regain control of your life and build meaningful intimate connections with others.
Â©2010 George N. Collins (P)2015 Tantor
From pastor and New York Times best-selling author Timothy Keller comes a beautifully packaged, yearlong daily devotional based on the Book of Proverbs.Â Proverbs is God's book of wisdom, teaching us the essence and goal of a Christian life. In this 365-day devotional, Timothy Keller offers listeners a fresh, inspiring lesson for every day of the year based on different passages within the Book of Proverbs. With his trademark knowledge, Keller unlocks the wisdom within the poetry of Proverbs and guides us toward a new understanding of what it means to live a moral life. God's Wisdom for Navigating Life is a book that listeners will be able to turn to every day, year after year, to cultivate a deeper, more fulfilling relationship with God. This makes a perfect companion to Keller's devotional on the Psalms, The Songs of Jesus.
Â©2017 Timothy Keller and Kathy Keller (P)2017 Penguin Audio
Learn the history and basics of cryptocurrency and blockchains: Thereâs a lot of information on cryptocurrency and blockchains out there. But, for the uninitiated, most of this information can be indecipherable. The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains aims to provide an accessible guide to this new currency and the revolutionary technology that powers it. Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies: Gain an understanding of a broad spectrum of Bitcoin topics. The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains covers topics such as the history of Bitcoin, the Bitcoin blockchain, and Bitcoin buying, selling, and mining. It also answers how payments are made and how transactions are kept secure. Other cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency pricing are examined, answering how one puts a value on cryptocurrencies and digital tokens. Blockchain technology: Blockchain technology underlies all cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency transactions. But what exactly is a blockchain, how does it work, and why is it important? The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains will answer these questions and more. Learn about notable blockchain platforms, smart contracts, and other important facets of blockchains and their function in the changing cyber-economy. Things to know before buying cryptocurrencies: The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains offers trustworthy and balanced insights to those interested in Bitcoin investing or investing in other cryptocurrency. Discover the risks and mitigations, learn how to identify scams, and understand cryptocurrency exchanges, digital wallets, and regulations with this audiobook. Listeners will learn about: Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies Blockchain technology and how it works The workings of the cryptocurrency market The evolution and potential impacts of Bitcoin and blockchains on global businesses Dive into the world of cryptocurrency with confidence with this comprehensive introduction. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title,Â the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
Â©2018 Antony Lewis (P)2020 Podium Publishing
By the time Umberto Eco published his best-selling novel The Name of the Rose, he was one of Italy's most celebrated intellectuals, a distinguished academic and the author of influential works on semiotics. Some years before that, in 1977, Eco published a little book for his students, How to Write a Thesis, in which he offered useful advice on all the steps involved in researching and writing a thesis - from choosing a topic to organizing a work schedule to writing the final draft. Now in its 23rd edition in Italy and translated into 17 languages, How to Write a Thesis has become a classic. Remarkably, this is its first, long overdue publication in English. Eco's approach is anything but dry and academic. He not only offers practical advice, but also considers larger questions about the value of the thesis-writing exercise. How to Write a Thesis is unlike any other writing manual. It sounds like a novel. It is opinionated. It is frequently irreverent, sometimes polemical, and often hilarious. Eco advises students how to avoid "thesis neurosis", and he answers the important question "Must You Read Books?" He reminds students "You are not Proust" and "Write everything that comes into your head, but only in the first draft". Of course, there was no Internet in 1977, but Eco's index card research system offers important lessons about critical thinking and information curating for students of today who may be burdened by Big Data.
Â©2015 Massachusetts Institue of Technology (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC
Everyone needs to invest, but where do you invest during bear markets? The massive stock declines over the past year have eroded savings, but this doesn't mean you should stuff your money into a mattress. It needs to be put to work, getting some return so that it will grow. Smart investors will turn to high-dividend paying stocks to get a stable and growing stream of income. Dividend investing - which provides an income beyond any gain in the share price - may be the investor's best weapon. Dividends are safe, largely reliable, and maybe at the their cheapest levels in many years. While the best paying dividend stocks of recent years, such as financials, took a huge beating in 2008, opportunities will abound in 2010 and beyond - if you know where to look. In The Little Book of Big Dividends, dividend stock expert Chuck Carlson presents an action plan for dividend-hungry investors. You'll learn about the pitfalls, how to find the opportunities, and how to construct a portfolio that generates big, safe dividends easily through the BSD (Big, Safe Dividends) formula. If you're a bit adventurous, Carlson has you covered and will teach you how to find big, safe dividends in foreign stocks, preferred stocks, ETFs, real-estate investment trusts, and more. This book: Contains the simple tools, strategies, and recommendations for finding big, safe dividends Helps you put a complete portfolio together that pays dividends every month Tells you the top dividend-paying stocks with their dividend payment dates It doesn't get any easier than this, and in these turbulent times, you can't afford to ignore the power of dividends. Read The Little Book of Big Dividends and gain a better perspective of how you can protect yourself for the future.
Â©2010 Charles B. Carlson (P)2010 Gildan Media Corp
In a time of compromise and disillusionment, God is calling his people to a movement of beautiful resistance. We live in a time when our culture is becoming increasingly shallow, coarse, and empty. Radical shifts in the areas of sexuality, ethics, technology, secular ideologies, and religion have caused the once-familiar landscape of a generation ago to be virtually unrecognizable.Â Yet rather than shine as a beacon of light, the church often is silent or accommodating. This isnât a new phenomenon. During World War II, pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer was deeply troubled by the compromise in the German church. Their capitulation to the Nazi party brought shame and dishonor to the gospel. In response, he helped create an underground movement of churches that trained disciples and ultimately sought to renew the church and culture of the day.Â In our compromised church, we need new underground movements of discipleship and resistance. Widely respected New York Pastor Jon Tyson unveils a revived vision for faithful discipleship - one that dares to renew culture, restore credibility, and replace compromise with conviction.Â For all who have felt this conflict in the soul between who we are and who God calls us to be,Â Beautiful ResistanceÂ is a bold invitation to reclaim whatâs been lost - regardless of the cost. This audiobook includes a study guide as a bonus PDF Praise for Beautiful Resistance: âBeautiful ResistanceÂ is one of the most compelling and defiant books Iâve read in a long time. I love Jonâs radical, no-messing vision of the church as a prophetic community. This is a wake-up callÂ forÂ us all from the heart of a man who lives his message, loves his city, and serves his Lord with a passion and intelligence destined to become less rare.â (Pete Greig,Â founder of theÂ 24-7 PrayerÂ movement) PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
Â©2020 Jon Tyson (P)2020 Random House Audio
In his international best seller The First 90 Days, transition guru Michael D. Watkins outlined a set of basic principles for getting up to speed quickly in new professional roles. Since that book was published, Watkins has worked with thousands of leaders, helping them to accelerate their transitions. These leaders posed challenging questions on how to apply the basic principles in real-life situations. The truth that emerged: the First 90 Days framework can be applied in every transition, but the way you apply it is entirely different when you have been promoted to a higher level than it is when you are joining a new organization or taking a role in a different country. Master Your Next Move answers a distinct need, focusing on the most common types of transitions leaders face and the unique challenges posed by each. Based on years of research, and now with a new introduction, this indispensable book explores eight crucial transitions virtually everyone encounters during their career, including promotion, leading former peers, onboarding into a new company, making an international move, and turning around a business in crisis. With real-world examples and many practical models and tools, Master Your Next Move is your guide to surviving and thriving as you make your next move...and every one after that.
Â©2019 Michael D. Watkins (P)2020 Gildan Media
Dr. Joseph Murphy expands on his theory that the latent powers inherent in our subconscious can improve our lives. Each of us possesses two minds: the objective mind and the subjective mind. Murphy discusses ways to integrate the two. He also explains how to harness the power of the mind, especially the subconscious. He gives specific steps to nourish your conscious mind with the tools and attitudes that will open up the infinite power of your subconscious mind. Whether you wish to conquer a bad habit, be more successful, obtain harmony in your family, or achieve goals that have thus far been unattainable, Murphy offers guidelines to put you on the right path. As the founder of the Church of Divine Science, Dr. Murphy produced books, tapes, and radio broadcasts on spiritual matters, the historical values of life, the art of wholesome living, and the teachings of great philosophers from both Eastern and Western cultures.
Â©1953, 1955 Dr. Joseph Murphy (P)2016 Gildan Media LLC
An angry prophet. A feared and loathsome enemy. A devastating storm. And the surprising message of a merciful God to his people. The story of Jonah is one of the most well-known parables in the Bible. It is also the most misunderstood. Many people, even those who are nonreligious, are familiar with Jonah: A rebellious prophet who defies God and is swallowed by a whale. But there's much more to Jonah's story than most of us realize.Â In The Prodigal Prophet, pastor and New York Times best-selling author Timothy Keller reveals the hidden depths within the book of Jonah. Keller makes the case that Jonah was one of the worst prophets in the entire Bible. And yet there are unmistakably clear connections between Jonah, the prodigal son, and Jesus. Jesus in fact saw himself in Jonah. How could one of the most defiant and disobedient prophets in the Bible be compared to Jesus? Jonah's journey also doesn't end when he is freed from the belly of the fish. There is an entire second half to his story - but it is left unresolved within the text of the Bible. Why does the book of Jonah end on what is essentially a cliffhanger? In this audiobook, Timothy Keller provides an answer to the extraordinary conclusion of this biblical parable - and shares the powerful Christian message at the heart of Jonah's story.
Â©2018 Timothy Keller (P)2018 Penguin Audio
In 2004 Kentaro Toyama, an award-winning computer scientist, moved to India to start a new research group for Microsoft. Its mission: to explore novel technological solutions to the world's persistent social problems. But after a decade of designing technologies for humanitarian causes, Toyama concluded that no technology, however dazzling, could cause social change on its own. Technologists and policy makers love to boast about modern innovation, and in their excitement they exuberantly tout technology's boon to society. But what have our gadgets actually accomplished? Over the last four decades, America saw an explosion of new technologies, but in that same period the rate of poverty stagnated at a stubborn 13 percent, only to rise in the recent recession. So a golden age of innovation in the world's most advanced country did nothing for our most prominent social ill. Toyama's warning resounds: Don't believe the hype! Technology is never the main driver of social progress. Geek Heresy inoculates us against the glib rhetoric of tech utopians by revealing that technology is only an amplifier of human conditions. By telling the moving stories of extraordinary people, Toyama shows that even in a world steeped in technology, social challenges are best met with deeply social solutions.
Â©2015 Kentaro Toyama (P)2015 Tantor
People are now exposed to more information than ever before, provided both by technology and by increasing access to every level of education. These societal gains, however, have also helped fuel a surge in narcissistic and misguided intellectual egalitarianism that has crippled informed debates on any number of issues. Today, everyone knows everything and all voices demand to be taken with equal seriousness, and any claim to the contrary is dismissed as undemocratic elitism. Tom Nichols shows this rejection of experts has occurred for many reasons, including the openness of the Internet, the emergence of a customer satisfaction model in higher education, and the transformation of the news industry into a 24-hour entertainment machine. Paradoxically, the increasingly democratic dissemination of information, rather than producing an educated public, has instead created an army of ill-informed and angry citizens who denounce intellectual achievement. Nichols notes that when ordinary citizens believe that no one knows more than anyone else, democratic institutions themselves are in danger of falling either to populism or to technocracy - or in the worst case, a combination of both.
Â©2017 Oxford University Press (P)2017 Tantor
Emotions bring color and meaning to our lives, but they can also put us on an exhausting roller-coaster ride that takes us to blissful peak states, the depths of delusion and despair, and everything in between. It is only by learning to relate to our emotions skillfully that we benefit from their richness and glean wisdom rather than letting them control us. In this book, renowned Buddhist teacher Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche leads us through the three steps of his Emotional Rescue Plan. First, Mindful Gap is the practice of creating a safe distance between you and your emotions, which gives you the psychological space to work with their energy. Clear Seeing involves recognizing the bigger picture. Finally, Letting Go is the practice of releasing stressful physical and emotional energy through physical exercise, relaxation, and awareness. With each step, you become increasingly familiar with the inner workings of your emotions, seeing straight to the heart of your anger, passion, jealousy, and pride; even ignorance and fear become transparent. With time and practice, anxiety and doubt give way to trust and confidence.
Â©2016 Dzogchen Ponlop (P)2016 Tantor
First published in 1956, this book by Dr. Murphy deals with mental and spiritual laws that promote peace, health, and happiness. The listener will receive a greater understanding of the spiritual laws that govern us and a sound basis for greater faith in the unseen forces for good at our disposal.
Â©1954 Dr. Joseph Murphy (P)2016 Gildan Media LLC
A primer in success-building, The Magic Ladder to Success is Napoleon Hill's compact distillation of his lifetime of learning. The Magic Ladder to Success is the volume in which Hill first distilled the 17 factors that make up his "Law of Success" philosophy. These key principles capture the ethics and actions that empower all who harness them to become leaders in the field of their choice. Leaders are not born, Hill argues; they are molded by a remarkably similar, simple, and dynamic set of habits. The Magic Ladder to Successis Napoleon Hill's lost classic - long out of print, it is newly available as a stand-alone audio edition, revised and updated for the 21st century.
Â©2010 JMW Group, Inc. (P)2010 Gildan Media Corp
Filling a huge gap in our spiritual culture, here - at last - is a comprehensive and elegant translation of the 1854 French masterwork of occult philosophy. The Doctrine and Ritual of High Magic reignited the esoteric spiritual search in the West and led to the emergence of Madame Blavatsky, Manly P. Hall, and the New Age revolution. LÃ©vi's study of magic is an absolute must for every seeker in occult, esoteric, and druidic realms, but this need has been frustrated by dated and inaccurate translations - until now. Greer, a respected occult scholar, and Mikituk, a masterful translator, collaborate to restore this landmark work to the center of the alternative spiritual canon. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
Â©2017 John Michael Greer and Mark Anthony Mikituk (P)2017 Gildan Media LLC
Stop doing, stop moving, stop twisting and turning. These are the first steps toward inner calm and increased mental clarity, says psychiatrist and leading meditation practitioner Christophe AndrÃ©, who in this audiobook guides us through the art of mindfulness, beginning with art itself. Looking at Mindfulness collects classic and esoteric paintings, from Rembrandt to Hopper to Magritte, and offers a lucid commentary on the inner workings of each. AndrÃ© describes the dynamic on the canvas and turns to the viewer's own reactions, exploring the connection between what we see and what we feel. Moving beyond the art, AndrÃ© teaches us what it means to consider our surroundings, our daily interactions and obligations, and their effects on our inner well-being. The paintings are a visual and tangible first step to understanding mindfulness and the benefits of living in the moment. In practicing mindfulness within ourselves and out in the world, each of us can make immediate, meaningful, and permanent changes in our well-being and the well-being of others. Beautifully written and wonderfully accessible for any novice or expert, Looking at Mindfulness delivers practical steps and a comprehensive understanding of the practice and meaning of mindfulness and meditation. An authentic and effortless voice, AndrÃ© brings clarity to what it means to live mindfully and how we can make a more conscious effort to do so.
Â©2015 Christophe AndrÃ© (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC
This audiobook could upset a lot of people. It is the first to state the obvious: Marketing is a mess. Jack Trout intends to make the people who made the mess very uncomfortable. Only then will they begin to look for the obvious solutions that will separate their products from their competitors - in a way that is equally obvious to customers. All this comes with no jargon, no numbers, no complexity, and a great deal of common sense. The search for any marketing strategy is the search for the obvious. We are in an era of killer competition. Category after category is perceived as a commodity. This fact is the central reason the critically important function of marketing is such a mess. It's also why the average chief marketing officer barely lasts beyond two years in the job. In this audiobook, marketing guru Jack Trout clears up the confusion that surrounds the marketing profession. Instead of focusing on segmentation or customer retention or search engine optimization or data mining, marketers should be searching for that simple, obvious differentiating idea. This search should begin with what Trout considers the best book ever written on marketing - even though it was published in 1916 and isn't about marketing. Entitled Obvious Adams: The Story of a Successful Business Man, it lays out the five tests of an obvious idea that will lead you to the right marketing strategy for any product. Trout goes beyond the obvious by laying out what gets in the way of this search, like the Internet, advertising people, marketing people, Wall Street, research, even the future. These are all huge distractions that keep marketers from their most important task: differentiating their products. To bring these principles for finding the obvious to life, Trout finds obvious solutions to today's troubles for the likes of GM, Coke, Wal-Mart, newspapers, and the bewildering beer business.
Â©2008 Kack Trout (P)2009 Gildan Media Corp
Dr. Joseph Murphyâs classic book The Power of Your Subconscious Mind was first published in 1963 and became an immediate best seller; it was acclaimed as one of the best self-help guides ever written. Following the success of this work, Dr. Murphy lectured to thousands of people around the world, and millions tuned in to his daily radio program. In his lectures, he pointed out how real people have radically improved their lives by applying specific aspects of his concepts. Now, these lectures have been combined, edited, and updated in six audiobooks that bring Dr. Murphyâs teachings into the 21st century and provide listeners with his proven tools on how to program their subconscious minds so that they can radically improve their lives. In this audio book, Dr. Murphy shares his four-step master key to wealth to guide you to abundance and continuing prosperity. By following this plan, a salesman quintupled his income, a minister funded the rebuilding of a church for a previously impoverished congregation, and many other success stories took place that will inspire and amaze you!
Â©2007 Dr. Joseph Murphy (P)2012 Gildan Media LLC
The international monetary system has collapsed three times in the past hundred years, in 1914, 1939, and 1971. Each collapse was followed by a period of tumult: War, civil unrest, or significant damage to the stability of the global economy. Now James Rickards, the acclaimed author of Currency Wars, shows why another collapse is rapidly approaching - and why this time, nothing less than the institution of money itself is at risk. The American dollar has been the global reserve currency since the end of the Second World War. If the dollar fails, the entire international monetary system will fail with it. No other currency has the deep, liquid pools of assets needed to do the job. Optimists have always said, in essence, that thereâs nothing to worry aboutâthat confidence in the dollar will never truly be shaken, no matter how high our national debt or how dysfunctional our government. But in the last few years, the risks have become too big to ignore. While Washington is gridlocked and unable to make progress on our long-term problems, our biggest economic competitorsâChina, Russia, and the oil producing nations of the Middle Eastâare doing everything possible to end U.S. monetary hegemony. The potential results: Financial warfare. Deflation. Hyperinflation. Market collapse. Chaos. Rickards offers a bracing analysis of these and other threats to the dollar. The fundamental problem is that money and wealth have become more and more detached. Money is transitory and ephemeral, and it may soon be worthless if central bankers and politicians continue on their current path. But true wealth is permanent and tangible, and it has real value worldwide. The author shows how everyday citizens who save and invest have become guinea pigs in the central bankersâ laboratory. The worldâs major financial playersânational governments, big banks, multilateral institutionsâwill always muddle through by patching together new rules of the game. The real victims of the next crisis will be small investors who assumed that what worked for decades will keep working. Fortunately, itâs not too late to prepare for the coming death of money. Rickards explains the power of converting unreliable money into real wealth: gold, land, fine art, and other long-term stores of value. As he writes: âThe coming collapse of the dollar and the international monetary system is entirely foreseeableâ¦ Only nations and individuals who make provision today will survive the maelstrom to come.â
Â©2014 James Rickards (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC
Itâs a new era of business and consumerism - and you play a role in defining it. Todayâs biggest trends - the mobile web, social media, real time - have produced a new consumer landscape. The End of Business As Usual explores this complex information revolution, how it has changed the future of business, media, and culture, and what you can do about it. Its critical insights include:Shared experiences are redefining brands in digital consumer landscapes, and astute brands can now also create and steer these experiencesConsumer influence is growing, and businesses can use this to their advantageConnect with a rising audience (and with audiences of audiences) through new touchpoints between consumers, brands, and new influencersCreate a culture of change to earn trust, influence, and significance among connected customersRather than disregard these new consumer behaviors, learn from them in order to drive engagement with your stakeholdersRaise the significance of your business and your brand by implementing new ways to connect, learn, and adaptWhile other businesses will fall to digital Darwinism, your business will evolve and thrive. This is the end of business as usual and the beginning of a new era of relevance.
Â©2011 Brian Solis (P)2012 Gildan Media LLC
From Aristotle to Wittgenstein and Zizek, 50 Philosophy Classics provides a lively entry point to the field of philosophy. Analyses of key works by Descartes, Schopenhauer, Hegel, Heidegger, and Nietzsche also show how philosophy helped shape the thinking and events of the last 150 years. The list also includes 20th century greats including de Beauvoir, Foucault, Kuhn, and Sartre along with contemporary philosophy, including the writings and ideas of Peter Singer, Noam Chomsky, Harry Frankfurt, and Nassim Nicholas Taleb. 50 Philosophy Classics explores key writings that have shaped the discipline and impacted the real world. From Aristotle, Plato, and Epicurus in ancient times to John Stuart Mill's manifesto for individual freedom and Ralph Waldo Emerson's struggle to understand fate as person versus the universe. Most notably, Butler-Bowdon takes listeners beyond the 20th century to introduce contemporary thinkers like Slavoj Zizek, who suggests that the fight for food and water, a biogenetic and social revolution, indicate the apocalyptic end of global liberal capitalism.
Â©2013 Tom Butler-Bowdon (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC
Prospect the Sandler Way shares 30 core principles for mastering stress-free lead development by phone and over the Internet, in accordance with the selling system developed by David H. Sandler.Â Includes updated strategies on 21st-century topics like conducting effective online pre-call research, and using LinkedIn to generate referrals. John Rosso is an internationally recognized business development expert specializing in executive sales coaching and sales productivity, with more than 20 years in the Sandler Training organization.
Â©2014 Sandler Systems, Inc. (P)2018 Gildan Media
Napoleon Hill was an American author who is widely considered to be one of the greatest writers on success. His works examined the power of personal beliefs, and the role they play in personal success. He became an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1933-36. "What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve" is one of Hill's hallmark expressions. How achievement actually occurs, and a formula for it that puts success in reach of the average person, were the focal points of Hill's books, 3 of which are included in this fantastic audio bundle. Hillâs Philosophy of Achievement was published as The Law of Success, a life-changing guide that has sold millions of copies. Now you can hear 24 hours of the incredible philosophy upon which success is built. The Lost Prosperity Secrets of Napoleon Hill consists of a series of magazine articles Hill wrote between 1919 and 1923 for Success Magazine. Discover the principles designed for putting these steps to success into action. It is in these articles that Hill honed his theories of the success philosophy for the ordinary person. This time-tested wisdom resonates as strongly and as appropriate today as when it was first written. A primer in success-building, The Magic Ladder to Success is Napoleon Hill's compact distillation of his lifetime of learning. He offers 17 factors that make up his "Law of Success" philosophy. These key principles capture the ethics and actions that empower all who harness them to become leaders in the field of their choice. Leaders are not born, Hill argues; they are molded by a remarkably similar, simple, and dynamic set of habits. This lost classic - long out of print, is newly available in this audio edition revised and updated for the 21st century. Be inspired to be all you can be with these 3 Napoleon Hill classics.
Â©2010 JMW Group, Inc (P)2011 Gildan Media Corp
Dr. Joseph Murphyâs classic book The Power of Your Subconscious Mind was first published in 1963 and became an immediate bestseller; it was acclaimed as one of the best self-help guides ever written. Following the success of this work, Dr. Murphy lectured to thousands of people around the world, and millions tuned in to his daily radio program. In his lectures, he pointed out how real people have radically improved their lives by applying specific aspects of his concepts. Now, these lectures have been combined, edited, and updated in six audio books that bring Dr. Murphyâs teachings into the 21st century and provide listeners with his proven tools on how to program their subconscious minds so that they can radically improve their lives. In this audio book, Dr. Murphy teaches you how to use the power of your subconscious mind to overcome negativity and low self-esteem. If youâre feeling tense or depressed and worry that no one appreciates you and people look down on you, you can learn that you are the master of your life and the ruler of your mind. You alone - not others - are responsible for your reactions, thoughts, feelings, and emotions. You donât have to let anyone have power over you. Following the guidance provided in these pages, youâll discover how to love yourself and open your soul to freedom from domination; peace of mind; and a joyful, rewarding life.
Â©2010 JMW Group Inc (P)2011 Gildan Media Corp
The timeless guide to sales success has been revised to help you supercharge personal and team performance in a new economy. "People make buying decisions emotionally and justify them logically." That shrewd insight from the first edition of this best-selling book has become a no-brainer among sales professionals. Now, the new edition of the classic work that has helped millions of sales professionals take their careers to new levels offers critical new insights, information, and tools for success in today's economy. You Can't Teach a Kid to Ride a Bike at a Seminar, Second Edition retains David Sandler's classic, battle-tested advice on driving personal and organizational success by breaking the rules of conventional selling. And now Sandler Training's CEO, David Mattson, has revisited it to provide additional skills designed for today's highly competitive and more complex sales landscape. With this powerful guide, you'll learn how to: Take the lead in the "buyer/seller dance" Get the prospect to do most of the talking Have a process for answering questions from prospects Know when a prospect is shopping you...and what to do about it Move the relationship forward without becoming an unpaid consultant Master the seven steps of the "Sandler Submarine" Use LinkedIn as a prospecting and qualifying tool Establish an "up-front contract", or call road map, before your face-to-face meeting Use online research to turn cold calls into warm calls Sales professionals and teams that follow these principles - and others outlined in the book - will transform themselves from mediocre performers into selling superstars. This new edition of You Can't Teach a Kid to Ride a Bike at a Seminar is a potent mixture of Sandler's timeless techniques and best practices from the most effective sales operation today.
Â©2015 Sandler Systems, Inc. (P)2017 Gildan Media, LLC
For more than a decade, golf was dominated by one galvanizing figure: Eldrick "Tiger" Woods. But as his star has fallen, a new, ambitious generation has stepped up to claim the crown. Once the domain of veterans, golf saw a youth revolution in 2014. In Slaying the Tiger, Shane Ryan introduces us to the volatile, colorful crop of heirs apparent who are storming the barricades of this traditionally old-fashioned sport. As the golf writer for Bill Simmons' Grantland, Shane Ryan is the perfect herald for the sport's new age. In Slaying the Tiger, he embeds himself for a season on the PGA Tour, where he finds the game far removed from the genteel rhythms of yesteryear. Instead he discovers a group of mercurial talents driven to greatness by their fear of failure and their relentless perfectionism. From Augusta to Scotland, with an irreverent and energetic voice, Ryan documents every transcendent moment, every press tent tirade, and every controversy that made the 2014 tour one of the most exciting and unpredictable in recent memory.
Â©2015 Shane Ryan (P)2015 Tantor
Pastor, preacher, and New York Times best-selling author Timothy Keller's wisdom on communicating the Christian faith from the pulpit as well as from the coffee shop. Most Christians - including pastors - struggle to talk about their faith in a way that applies the power of the Christian Gospel to change people's lives. Timothy Keller is known for his insightful, down-to-earth sermons and talks that help people understand themselves, encounter Jesus, and apply the Bible to their lives. In this accessible guide for pastors and laypeople alike, Keller helps listeners learn to present the Christian message of grace in a more engaging, passionate, and compassionate way.
Â©2015 Timothy Keller (P)2015 Penguin Audio
In an age of Twitter, smartphones, and self-service kiosks, high-tech but still high-touch customer service is the answer. Todayâs customers are a hard bunch to crack. Time-strapped, screen-addicted, value-savvy, and socially engaged, their expectations are tougher than ever for a business to keep up with. They are empowered like never before and expect businesses to respect that sense of empowerment - lashing out at those that donât. Take heart: Old-fashioned customer service, fully retooled for todayâs blistering pace and digitally connected reality, is what you need to build the kind of loyal customer base that allows you to survive - and thrive. And High-Tech, High-Touch Customer Service spells out surefire strategies for success in a clear, entertaining, and practical way. Discover: Six major customer trends and what they mean for your business Eight unbreakable rules for social media customer service How to effectively address online complainers and saboteurs on Yelp, Twitter, TripAdvisor, and other forums for user generated content The rising power of self-service - and how to design it properly How to build a company culture that breeds stellar customer service High-Tech, High-Touch Customer Service reveals inside secrets of wildly successful customer service initiatives, from Internet startups to venerable brands, and shows how companies of every stripe can turn casual customers into fervent supporters who will spread the word far and wide - online and off.
Â©2012 Micah Solomon (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC
Whether you are a rookie or an established broker, this is the guide you need to lay the foundations for long-term success. Author Dustan Woodhouse has packed this book with dozens of tips and lessons gleaned from personal experience processing over 1,300 mortgage files and taking in over 2,000 applications verbally. You'll learn: The old-school piece of technology that's every broker's best friend How to have a complete application built by the time the very first phone call ends When smart brokers decide to walk away from a file Where to invest your marketing dollars (and where you'd just be throwing that money away) How to trade cold-calling for warm-calling How the paycheck mentality can sink your business, and what to do about it Every step, every tip, every process is aimed at building long-term relationships with clients and referral partners alike. It's all designed to get you to the holy grail of a referral-only business. Your mantra? Get the application. Here's how to do it.
Â©2016 Dustan Woodhouse (P)2016 Dustan Woodhouse
All great leaders have a personal philosophy: a broad view of the human condition that informs every decision they make and their relationship with the organization and people they lead. Your philosophy is what allows you as a leader to access the kind of deeper, broader insights that result in extraordinary achievements. It is what sets you apart from those who simply "run" companies. To develop and articulate a sound corporate vision - and then follow through on it - you must develop an inner clarity, a ripened personal perspective. The Ten Golden Rules of Leadership explores thought-provoking ideas from Aristotle, Heraclitus, Sophocles, Hesiod, and other classical thinkers, and introduces essential leadership truths, including: Live life by a higher code Do not waste energy on things you cannot change Understand that character is destiny Always evaluate information with a critical eye Never underestimate the power of personal integrity The audiobook shows you how to apply each idea to the challenges of the modern workplace and combine it with what you discover about yourself as you delve into your own strengths and weaknesses. You'll develop your own ability to see The Big Picture, connect with members of your organization, foster a meaningful and productive work environment, and steer your corporate ship through any challenge. Skills and experience might land you a leadership position... but they don't make you a true leader. This unique and enlightening guide arms you with eye-opening leadership principles that have stood the test of time.
Â©2014 M. A. Soupios and Panos Mourdoukoutas (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC
A guide to crafting unforgettable, attention-grabbing business communications â from speeches and letters to business plans - using stories from the world's top business leaders. The world's foremost business leaders are also great storytellers. For example, industry titan Jack Welch has told how his mother instilled enough tough love and confidence in him to overcome the fact that he was the shortest kid in his class and had a severe stutter. Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, often tells a story of setting up the company's first office in a converted garage. The Power of Storytelling collects the best of these stories, which listeners can use to strengthen their own communication. It's great for anyone who needs to lead, inspire, and motivate an audience in a business setting, whether they're writing speeches, pep talks, interview talking points, employee letters, or Op- Eds. With anecdotes from Bill Gates, Sam Walton, Ted Turner, Steve Jobs, and many more, this is an inspiring and immensely useful audiobook.
Â©2011 Jim Holtje (P)2011 Gildan Media Corp
Why do we think, feel, and act in ways we wish we did not? For decades, New York Times best-selling author Dr. David A. Kessler has studied this question with regard to tobacco, food, and drugs. Over the course of these investigations, he identified one underlying mechanism common to a broad range of human suffering. This phenomenon - capture - is the process by which our attention is hijacked and our brains commandeered by forces outside our control. In Capture, Dr. Kessler considers some of the most profound questions we face as human beings: What are the origins of mental afflictions, from everyday unhappiness to addiction and depression, and how are they connected? Where do healing and transcendence fit in to this realm of emotional experience? Analyzing an array of insights from psychology, medicine, neuroscience, literature, philosophy, and theology, Dr. Kessler deconstructs centuries of thinking, examining the central role of capture in mental illness and questioning traditional labels that have obscured our understanding of it. With a new basis for understanding the phenomenon of capture, he explores the concept through the emotionally resonant stories of both well-known and unknown people caught in its throes. The closer we can come to fully comprehending the nature of capture, Dr. Kessler argues, the better the chance to alleviate its deleterious effects and successfully change our thoughts and behavior. Ultimately, Capture offers insight into how we form thoughts and emotions, manage trauma, and heal. For the first time, we can begin to understand the underpinnings of not only mental illness but also our everyday worries and anxieties. Capture is an intimate and critical exploration of the most enduring human mystery of all: the mind.
Â©2016 David A. Kessler, MD (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
Mia Kelly thinks she has it all figured out. She's an Ivy League graduate, a classically trained pianist, and the beloved daughter of a sensible mother and offbeat father. Yet Mia has been stalling since graduation, torn between putting her business degree to use and exploring music, her true love.When her father unexpectedly dies, she decides to pick up the threads of his life while she figures out her own. Uprooting herself from Ann Arbor to New York City, Mia takes over her father's cafÃ©, a treasured neighborÂhood institution that plays host to undiscovered musicians and artists. She's denied herself the thrilling and unpredictable life of a musician, but a chance encounter with Will, a sweet, gorgeous, and charming guitarÂist, offers her a glimpse of what could be. When Will becomes her friend and then her roommate, she does everything in her power to suppress her passions - for him, for music-but her father's legacy slowly opens her heart to the possibility of something more.Contains mature themes.
Â©2014 RenÃ©e Carlino (P)2014 Tantor
"But what about me?" "Is it possible to go one day without dealing with the survivor's issues?" "Will we ever make love again?" "Will the survivor love me in the end?" "How do I know if I should throw in the towel?" Based on in-depth interviews and her workshops for partners across the country, Laura Davis offers practical advice and encouragement to all partners - girlfriends, boyfriends, spouses, and lovers - trying to support the survivors in their lives while tending to their own needs along the way. She shows couples how to deepen compassion, improve communication, and develop an understanding of healing as a shared activity. Addressing partners' most important questions, Allies in Healing covers: The Basics - answers common questions about sexual abuse. Allies in Healing - introduces key concepts of working and growing together. My Needs and Feelings - teaches partners to recognize, value, and express their own needs. Dealing with Crisis - includes strategies for handling suicidal feelings, regression, and hopelessness. Intimacy and Communication - offers practical advice on dealing with distancing, control, trust, and fighting. Sex - provides guidelines for coping with flashbacks, lack of desire, differences in sexual needs, and frustration. Family lssues - suggests a range of ideas for interacting with the survivor's family. Partners' Stories - explores the struggles, triumphs, and courage of eight partners.
Â©2012 Laura Davis (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers
As a salesperson, your pipeline is the key to your success. No matter what changes, that remains the same. Top producers prospect - and they do it all the time. "But how?" you ask, "In the age of the Internet, isn't cold-calling dead?" Now, in his new audiobook, sales expert Mark Hunter shatters costly prospecting myths and eliminates confusion about what works today. Merging new strategies with proven practices, High-Profit Prospecting will help you: Find better leads and qualify them quickly Trade cold-calling for informed calling Tailor your timing and message Leave a great voice mail Craft compelling emails Use social media effectively Leverage referrals Get past gatekeepers and open new doors Steer clear of prospecting pitfalls Connect with the C-suite And more The Internet won't fill your sales funnel - and you can't rely on the marketing department for leads (not if you want to succeed). High-Profit Prospecting puts the power back where it belongs - in your hands. Follow its formula, and start bringing in valuable new business.
Â©2016 Mark Hunter, CSP (P)2016 Gildan Media LLC
We're used to thinking of the US in opposing terms: red versus blue, haves versus have-nots. But today, there are three Americas. At one extreme are the brain hubs - cities like San Francisco, Boston, and Durham - with workers who are among the most productive, creative, and best-paid on the planet. At the other extreme are former manufacturing capitals that are rapidly losing jobs and residents. The rest of America could go either way.Â For the past 30 years, the three Americas have been growing apart at an accelerating rate. This divergence is one the most important developments in the history of the US and is reshaping the very fabric of our society, affecting all aspects of our lives, from health and education to family stability and political engagement. But the winners and losers aren't necessarily who you'd expect.Â Â Enrico Moretti's groundbreaking research shows that you don't have to be a scientist or an engineer to thrive in one of the brain hubs. Carpenters, taxi-drivers, teachers, nurses, and other local service jobs are created at a ratio of five-to-one in the brain hubs, raising salaries and standard of living for all. Dealing with this split - supporting growth in the hubs while arresting the decline elsewhere - is the challenge of the century, and The New Geography of Jobs lights the way.
Â©2012 Enrico Moretti (P)2018 Tantor
Dr. Joseph Murphyâs classic book The Power of Your Subconscious Mind was first published in 1963 and became an immediate best seller; it was acclaimed as one of the best self-help guides ever written. Following the success of this work, Dr. Murphy lectured to thousands of people around the world, and millions tuned in to his daily radio program. In his lectures, he pointed out how real people have radically improved their lives by applying specific aspects of his concepts. Now, these lectures have been combined, edited, and updated in six audio books that bring Dr. Murphyâs teachings into the 21st century and provide listeners with his proven tools on how to program their subconscious minds so that they can radically improve their lives. In this audio book, Dr. Murphy explains that Infinite Spirit is the presence of God within each human being. Youâre capable of deepening your spirituality and obtaining tranquility, beauty, love, joy, and all of Godâs blessings. He also describes how you can use prayer and meditation to program your subconscious mind and channel Divine power to bring peace and happiness into your life.
Â©2010 JMW Group Inc (P)2011 Gildan Media Corp
We are well aware of the rise of the 1% percent as the rapid growth of economic inequality has put the majority of the world's wealth in the pockets of fewer and fewer. One much-discussed solution to this imbalance is to significantly increase the rate at which we tax the wealthy. But with an enormous amount of the world's wealth hidden in tax havens - in countries like Switzerland, Luxembourg, and the Cayman Islands - this wealth cannot be fully accounted for and taxed fairly. No one, from economists to bankers to politicians, has been able to quantify exactly how much of the world's assets are currently hidden - until now. Gabriel Zucman is the first economist to offer reliable insight into the actual extent of the world's money held in tax havens. And it's staggering. In The Hidden Wealth of Nations, Zucman offers an inventive and sophisticated approach to quantifying how big the problem is, how tax havens work and are organized, and how we can begin to approach a solution. His research reveals that tax havens are a quickly growing danger to the world economy. In the past five years, the amount of wealth in tax havens has increased over 25 percent - there has never been as much money held offshore as there is today. This hidden wealth accounts for at least $7.6 trillion, equivalent to 8 percent of the global financial assets of households. Fighting the notion that any attempts to vanquish tax havens are futile, since some countries will always offer more advantageous tax rates than others, as well the counterargument that since the financial crisis tax havens have disappeared, Zucman shows how both sides are actually very wrong. In The Hidden Wealth of Nations, he offers an ambitious agenda for reform, focused on ways in which countries can change the incentives of tax havens. Only by first understanding the enormity of the secret wealth can we begin to estimate the kinds of actions that would force tax havens to give up their practices.
Â©2015 Gabriel Zucman (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC
The ability to make decisions is central to strong livingâyet many frankly admit that they are chronically indecisive. Well, they think they are; they just havenât made up their minds. Sound familiar? In this audio book, Dr. Barker shows how indecisive people are failure-prone, as he explores the decision-making process in the individual, especially the role of the subconscious mind in either abetting or thwarting every conscious mind decision. He then provides specific steps to shift the balance of decision-making power in your favor. Listening to The Power of Decision may well prove to be one of the best decisions you ever made.
Â©2011 Raymond Charles Barker (P)2011 Gildan Media Corp
Bertrand Russell wrote that mathematics can exalt "as surely as poetry". This is especially true of one equation: ei(pi) + 1 = 0, the brainchild of Leonhard Euler, the Mozart of mathematics. More than two centuries after Euler's death, it is still regarded as a conceptual diamond of unsurpassed beauty. Called Euler's identity, or God's equation, it includes just five numbers but represents an astonishing revelation of hidden connections. It ties together everything from basic arithmetic to compound interest, the circumference of a circle, trigonometry, calculus, and even infinity. In David Stipp's hands, Euler's identity becomes a contemplative stroll through the glories of mathematics. The result is an ode to this magical field.
Â©2017 David Stipp (P)2017 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
What if imagination and art are not, as many of us might think, the frosting on life but the fountainhead of human experience? What if our logic and science derive from art forms rather than the other way around? In this trenchant volume, Rollo May helps all of us find those creative impulses that, once liberated, offer new possibilities for achievement. A renowned therapist and inspiring guide, Dr. May draws on his experience to show how we can break out of old patterns in our lives. His insightful audiobook offers us a way through our fears into a fully realized self.
Â©1994 Rollo May (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC
Part psychological study, part self-help book, Finding Flow is a prescriptive guide that helps us reclaim ownership of our lives. Based on a far-reaching study of thousands of individuals, Finding Flow contends that we often walk through our days unaware of and out of touch with our emotional lives. Our inattention makes us constantly bounce between two extremes: During much of the day, we live filled with the anxiety and pressures of our work and obligations, and during our leisure moments, we tend to live in passive boredom. The key, according to Csikszentmihalyi, is to challenge ourselves with tasks requiring a high degree of skill and commitment. Instead of watching television, play the piano. Transform a routine task by taking a different approach. In short, learn the joy of complete engagement. Though they appear simple, the lessons in Finding Flow are life altering.
Â©1997 Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC
This audiobook is about luck, or more precisely, how we perceive and deal with luck in life and business. It is already a landmark work and its title has entered our vocabulary. In its second edition, Fooled by Randomness is now a cornerstone for anyone interested in random outcomes. Set against the backdrop of the most conspicuous forum in which luck is mistaken for skill, the world of trading, this audiobook is a captivating insight into one of the least understood factors of all our lives. In an entertaining narrative style, the author succeeds in tackling three major intellectual issues: the problem of induction, the survivorship biases, and our genetic unfitness to the modern word. Taleb uses stories and anecdotes to illustrate our overestimation of causality and the heuristics that make us view the world as far more explainable than it actually is. The audiobook is populated with an array of characters, some of whom have grasped, in their own way, the significance of chance: Yogi Berra, the baseball legend; Karl Popper, the philosopher of knowledge; Solon, the ancient world's wisest man; the modern financier George Soros; and the Greek voyager Ulysses. We also meet the fictional Nero, who seems to understand the role of randomness in his professional life, but who also falls victim to his own superstitious foolishness. But the most recognizable character remains unnamed, the lucky fool in the right place at the right time - the embodiment of the "Survival of the Least Fit". Such individuals attract devoted followers who believe in their guru's insights and methods. But no one can replicate what is obtained through chance. It may be impossible to guard against the vagaries of the Goddess Fortuna, but after listening to Fooled by Randomness we can be a little better prepared.
Â©2004 Nassim Nicholas Taleb (P)2008 Gildan Media Corp
Social selling is easier than you think. LinkedIn the Sandler Way, the first audiobook release from Sandler Training and LinkedIn, offers powerful, cutting-edge best practices for effective social selling with LinkedIn. Its 25 discussions uncover big ideas for prospecting and selling online - ideas that typically haven't yet become part of a sales team's daily culture. Within just a few days, you can learn, adopt, and model these LinkedIn best practices so that they become consistent behaviors for everyone in your organization who sells for a living. And all the tactics dovetail with Sandler selling principles.
Â©2016 Sandler Systems, Inc. (P)2017 Gildan Media, LLC
Startup Culture Mindset: A Primer to Building an Amazing Culture and Tribe was written for startup founders or executives who aspire to create an amazing team that buys into the mission. The key is to understand that the founder of a startup or leaders of a company determine the culture on purpose. And in order to do that well, you have to understand the key elements of a culture framework. Based on 20 years of company creation, leadership, and observation, Bernhard Schroeder shares with you the key elements of a culture framework:Â Â Leadership: Led by the founders or key leaders of a startup.Â Â Mission: The goal of the startup from a customer point of view.Â Â Values: The core values of the startup, usually determined by the leadership. Freedom/Accountability: The key mantra to any successful startup.
Â©2019 Bernhard Schroeder (P)2020 Gildan Media
The key to effective communication. Communication is essential in a healthy organization. But all too often when we interact with people - especially those who report to us - we simply tell them what we think they need to know. This shuts them down. To generate bold new ideas, to avoid disastrous mistakes, to develop agility and flexibility, we need to practice Humble Inquiry. Ed Schein defines Humble Inquiry as "the fine art of drawing someone out, of asking questions to which you do not know the answer, of building a relationship based on curiosity and interest in the other person." In this seminal work, Schein contrasts Humble Inquiry with other kinds of inquiry, shows the benefits Humble Inquiry provides in many different settings, and offers advice on overcoming the cultural, organizational, and psychological barriers that keep us from practicing it.
Â©2013 Edgar H Schein (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC
Foreword by Mark Hyman, MD. Preface by Andrew Huberman, PhD. You know youÂ shouldÂ be meditating, so whatâs stopping you? This entertaining and enlightening audiobook by the founder of Ziva Meditation - the favorite training for high achievers - will finally take meditation mainstream. âWe meditate to get good at life, not to get good at meditation.â (Emily Fletcher) In our high-stress, overworked lives, we think the answer to accomplishing more is toÂ do more. But the best advantage we can give ourselves is toÂ take a mental break - to spend a few minutes of the day giving the body and brain rest. Did you know that a brief meditation can offer rest thatâs five times deeper than sleep? When you make time to practice the "Z Technique" this audiobook teaches, youâll actually be more productive than if you took an hour-and-a-half nap or had a cup of coffee. A leading expert in meditation for high performance, Emily Fletcher has taught meditation at numerous global corporations, including Google, Barclays Bank, and Viacom, to help their employees improve their focus and increase their productivity levels. WithÂ Stress Less, Accomplish More, anyone can get the benefits of her 15-minute twice-daily plan. Emily specifically developed the Z Technique for working people with busy lives. Now, you can learn to recharge anywhere, anytime - at home or at your desk. All you need is a few minutes and a chair (no apps, incense, or finger cymbals required). This is not just another meditation guide. InÂ Stress Less, Accomplish More, Emily teaches a powerful trifecta of mindfulness, meditation, and manifesting to improve your personal and professional performance, clarity, health, and sleep. Youâll learn how to cultivate mindfulness through brief but powerful exercises that will help you stop wasting time stressing. Plus, youâll get manifesting tools to help you get crystal clear on your personal and professional goals for the future. Filled with fascinating real-life transformations, interactive exercises, and practical knowledge,Â Stress Less, Accomplish MoreÂ introduces you to a revelatory daily practice and shows you how to make it work for your modern life. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.Â PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.Â
Â©2019 Emily Fletcher (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers
In Believe in Yourself, Dr. Joseph Murphy, the author of The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, shows how you can use the power of believing in yourself to achieve your dreams. Illustrating his points with wonderful stories about how inventors, writers, artists, and entrepreneurs have used this power to reach the heights, he shows you how you, too, can achieve success. Dr. Joseph Murphy wrote, taught, counseled, and lectured to thousands all over the world for nearly 50 years. Years of studying the world's major religions convinced him that some great power lay behind them all: The power is within you! Dr. Murphy was minister-director of the Church of Divine Science in Los Angeles for 28 years, where his lectures were attended by 1,300 to 1,500 people every Sunday. His daily radio program during all that time was immensely popular.
Â©1955 Dr. Joseph Murphy (P)2016 Gildan Media LLC
We live in an age of skepticism. Our society places such faith in empirical reason, historical progress, and heartfelt emotion that it's easy to wonder: Why should anyone believe in Christianity? What role can faith and religion play in our modern lives? In this thoughtful and inspiring new book, pastor and New York Times best-selling author Timothy Keller invites skeptics to consider that Christianity is more relevant now than ever. As human beings we cannot live without meaning, satisfaction, freedom, identity, justice, and hope. Christianity provides us with unsurpassed resources to meet these needs. Written for both the ardent believer and the skeptic, Making Sense of God shines a light on the profound value and importance of Christianity in our lives.
Â©2016 Timothy Keller (P)2016 Penguin Audio
The incredible true story of Clifton B. "Lucky" Cates, whose service in World War I and beyond made him a legend in the annals of the Marine Corps. Cates knew that he and his small band of marines were in a desperate spot. Before handing the note over to a runner, he added three words that would resound through Marine Corps history: I WILL HOLD. From the moment he first joined the Marine Reserves of the American Expeditionary Force in World War I, Clifton B. Cates was determined to make his mark as a leader. Little did he know what he would truly accomplish in his legendary career. Not as well known as his contemporaries, such as Alvin C. York, his fame would not come from a single act of heroism but from his consistent and courageous demeanor throughout the war and beyond. In the bloody second half of 1918, with the 6th Marine Regiment, he was awarded the Navy Cross, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Purple Heart, and the Silver Star; he was recognized by the French government with the Legion of Honor and the Croix de Guerre; and he earned the nickname "Lucky". I Will Hold is the inspiring, brutally vivid, and incredible true life story of a Marine Corps legend whose grit and unstoppable spirit on the battlefield matched his personal drive and sage wisdom off of it.
Â©2016 James Carl Nelson (P)2016 Gildan Media LLC
Basketballâs most unlikely - and most sought-after - training guru offers an inside look at his career, his methods, and the all-star players whose games heâs helped transform. Where do the best basketball players in the world turn when they want to improve their game? Whom does a future NBA Hall of Famer thank at his press conference when heâs named Rookie of the Year? Who is it that Sports Illustrated, The Wall Street Journal, and Menâs Journal all call the "Hoops Whisperer" because of his ability to engage, inspire, and challenge the players he trains? The answer to all of these questions is Idan Ravin. Ravin never played or coached in college or the pros, yet a virtual NBA All-Star team relies on him to better their game and reach their full potential. A soft-spoken former lawyer, Ravin has become professional basketballâs hottest trainer. In The Hoops Whisperer, Ravin shares the fascinating story of how he transformed a passion for the game into working with iconic basketball stars such as Chris Paul, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Stephen Curry, Blake Griffin, James Harden, Dwight Howard, and many more. He offers a rare unguarded glimpse inside the lives of these great athletes, drawn from his intimate connection with them that is the basis of his success. Showcasing his unorthodox drills and improvisational techniques in action, Ravin reveals how faith, effort, dedication, and passion can make a player into a superstar - and anyone into a success. Combined with his own inspiring journey, Ravinâs insights make The Hoops Whisperer a must-listen for anyone who loves the game.
Â©2014 Idan Ravin (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC
The economic and monetary disaster, which seasoned Wall Street prognosticator Peter Schiff warned of in the best-selling first edition of Crash Proof, is no longer hypothetical - it is here today. And while most people believe that the economic collapse is over, the reality is that it has only just begun. That's why he's returned with Crash Proof 2.0. For more than a decade, Schiff has not only observed the U.S. economy, but also helped his clients restructure their portfolios to reflect his outlook. What he sees today is a nation facing a growing economic storm - brought on by bursting bubbles and growing federal, personal, and corporate debt - that will only continue to intensify as the U.S. government refuses to allow market forces to repair the damage. Crash Proof 2.0 picks up right where the first edition - which clearly foresaw the bursting of the real-estate bubble, credit crunch, and the insolvency of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac - left off and includes much more up-to-the-minute analysis and advice. This timely guide takes into account the dramatic economic shifts that are reshaping America and provides you with valuable insights that will allow you to protect yourself, as well as prosper, during the difficult times that lie ahead. Throughout, Schiff explains the factors that will affect your future financial stability - from the bubble in bond prices and collapse of the dollar to surging long-term interest rates and run-away inflation - and offers a specific three-step plan to battle today's economic downturn and tomorrow's market mayhem.
Â©2009 Peter D. Schiff (P)2009 Gildan Media Corp
Within 10 days of stepping out of the woods near the town of Moose Creek, Duval is the most popular man in the district. After all, what's not to like? He is a good listener, generous with his money, a great cook and host, and a hard worker on old Dad Wilbur's place, which he bought for $1,500. He wins the admiration of Sheriff Nat Adare when he quells and befriends the often-wild Charlie Nash and pays for the damages Charlie has caused in the town saloon. The only person in the town that he doesn't win over is the sheriff's niece, Marian Lane, who runs the local grocery and has caused more than her share of heartbreak among the young men of the town. What bothers Marian is that no one can learn anything about Duval or his past, other than that he was a cowpuncher who had worked for a taskmaster on the T Bar Ranch. Marian's curiosity is intensified when Duval runs the thug Larry Jude out of town after he calls Duval a "boy-killer." But Duval's past lands in Moose Creek when Discretion, the horse that he loves, is accompanied from the East by the animal's self-proclaimed groom, Henry. Once Duval learns that Henry, who he had known in New York, plans to stay on in Moose Creek, he warns him not to "play no tricks." Things begin to heat up when Duval attends a dance where he encounters not only Marian but the famous manhunter, Marshal Richard Kinkaid. When a robbery occurs at the same time as the dance, Kinkaid, who has already been baited by Marian to find out who Duval is, promises she will have the answer to her question. So begins a dangerous game of matching wits between Duval and Kinkaid.
Â©2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
An unforgettable new series from acclaimed author Katie McGarry about taking risks, opening your heart, and ending up in a place you never imagined possible Seventeen-year-old Emily likes her life the way it is: doting parents, good friends, good school in a safe neighborhood. Sure, she's curious about her biological father, the one who chose life in a motorcycle club, the Reign of Terror, over being a parent, but that doesn't mean she wants to be a part of his world. But when a reluctant visit turns into an extended summer vacation among relatives she never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: Nothing is what it seems. Not the club, not her secret-keeping father, and not Oz, a guy with suck-me-in blue eyes who can help her understand them both. Oz wants one thing: to join the Reign of Terror. They're the good guys. They protect people. They're family. And while Emily, the gorgeous and sheltered daughter of the club's most respected member, is in town, he's gonna prove it to her. So when her father asks him to keep her safe from a rival club with a score to settle, Oz knows it's his shot at his dream. What he doesn't count on is that Emily just might turn that dream upside down. No one wants them to be together. But sometimes the right person is the one you least expect, and the road you fear the most is the one that leads you home.
Â©2015 Katie McGarry (P)2015 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
Would you like to find new, exciting words to use in your speech and writing? Would you like to be a fascinating conversationalist? Would you like to be a Scrabble expert? Better Vocabulary in 30 Minutes a Day offers a lively and entertaining method for adding a more impressive list of words to your everyday speech, and for learning how to use them effortlessly and accurately. Besides giving definitions, this invaluable guide also provides root meanings and elements of words so you can increase your vocabulary base by thousands of exciting new words and use them with aplomb in sentences. Sprinkled throughout the book are fascinating stories about words and their origins. Even if you can't spare 30 minutes a day to learn to speak and write eloquently, Better Vocabulary in 30 Minutes a Day allows you to customize your learning to take as little as five minutes a day. That's a small commitment for the lifelong benefit of speaking and writing better! Like its companion guides in the Better English Series, this book is just what you need for confident, clear writing and speaking!
Â©2002 Ceil Cleveland (P)2016 Gildan Media LLC
Featuring texts by Saul Alinsky, Edmund Burke, Rachel Carson, Carl von Clausewitz, Francis Fukuyama, Mahatma Gandhi, Friedrich Hayek, Thomas Hobbes, Martin Luther King, Niccolo Machiavelli, Karl Marx, J. S. Mill, George Orwell, Thomas Paine, Plato, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Alexis De Tocqueville, Mary Wollstonecraft, and many more. 50 Politics Classics provides commentaries on the books, pamphlets, and speeches of major leaders, from Abraham Lincoln to Winston Churchill, and the texts, from Aristotle to Naomi Klein, that drive real-world change. Tom Butler-Bowdon's book spans 2,500 years of thinkers and doers, economists, activists, war strategists, visionary leaders, and philosophers of freedom. Are we living in the post-American world? Is there a clash of civilizations? What is the future of power? Whether you consider yourself conservative, liberal, socialist, or Marxist, in these politically charged times we could all benefit from greater understanding of these key ideas.
Â©2015 Tom Butler-Bowdon (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC
After three months in a new job, are you up to speed? Will you sink...or swim? Transitions into new roles are the crucibles in which leaders get their toughest tests, and they're the defining factor in professional careers today. Yet far too often, leaders fail to transition effectively into new roles. The resulting costs are high, for your career and the organization. In Your Next Move, leadership-transition guru Michael Watkins shows how you can survive and thrive in all the major transitions you will face during your career, including promotion, on-boarding into a new organization, and making an international move. With real-life examples and case studies, he illustrates the defining hurdles associated with each type of transition. He then provides the insights, strategies, and tools-including relationship reengineering, business systems analysis, and "organizational immunology" - you'll need to accelerate through these crucial turning points and continue moving up in your career. The necessary complement to the author's best-selling guide The First 90 Days, Your Next Move offers the keen observations, tried-and-true management wisdom, and practical good sense Watkins is renowned for. It's a vital resource for any manager or executive seeking to maintain career momentum.
Â©2009 Michael Watkins (P)2009 Gildan
Rich Chiarello offers sales teams tasked with selling technical solutions a proven program for success, based on the Sandler Selling System. He shows salespeople how to identify the most pressing business problem that their tool, application, or platform solves - and how to create a joint project plan that delivers value for both buyer and seller.
Â©2015 Sandler Systems, Inc. (P)2018 Gildan Media
Finally, the solution to the number-one reason we don't exercise: time. Everyone has one minute. A decade ago, Martin Gibala was a young researcher in the field of exercise physiology - with little time to exercise. That critical point in his career launched a passion for high-intensity interval training (HIIT), allowing him to stay in shape with just a few minutes of hard effort. It also prompted Gibala to conduct experiments that helped launch the exploding science of ultralow-volume exercise. Now that he's the worldwide guru of the science of time-efficient workouts, Gibala's first book answers the ultimate question: How low can you go? Gibala's fascinating quest for the answer makes exercise experts of us all. His work demonstrates that very short, intense bursts of exercise may be the most potent form of workout available. Gibala busts myths ("it's only for really fit people"), explains astonishing science ("intensity trumps duration"), lays out time-saving life hacks ("exercise snacking"), and describes the fascinating health-promoting value of HIIT (for preventing and reversing disease). Gibala's latest study found that sedentary people derived the fitness benefits of 150 minutes of traditional endurance training with an interval protocol that involved 80 percent less time and just three minutes of hard exercise per week. Including the eight best basic interval workouts as well as four micro-workouts customized for individual needs and preferences (you may not quite want to go all out every time), The One-Minute Workout solves the number-one reason we don't exercise: lack of time. Because everyone has one minute.
Â©2017 Martin Gibala (P)2017 Gildan Media LLC
Brokering is as easy as you want it to be. However, our tendency is to overcomplicate. Itâs time to regain clarity and focus on your business, and your life, through 17 simple lessons learned through 1,700 âcomplicatedâ transactions. Embrace unconventional wisdom, make smart hires, and be an analogue standout in a digital world. Because having the best tech alone wonât get you where you want to be.
Â©2019 Dustan Woodhouse (P)2019 Dustan Woodhouse
Transform workplace drama into workforce empowerment! New by David Emerald, author of The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic) - over 100,000 copies sold!Â 3 Vital Questions is a teaching story about transforming workplace drama and its heavy costs to organizations. Working late at night, Lucas, a middle manager in a large organization, meets a custodian named Ted. The two strike up a friendship as Ted teaches Lucas three vital questions with the power to transform the disillusionment he is experiencing at work. Listeners follow Lucas as he learns how to shift from feeling like a victim to acting as a creator in his career. With the wise guidance of Ted and Kasey, a senior manager, Lucas applies the three vital questions and begins transforming his workplace relationships, with exciting results. At home, Lucas and his wife Sarah discover how the questions can spark creative collaboration with each other and their two young children. This long-awaited and highly enjoyable audiobook by the author of the bestselling self-leadership title, The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic) ushers in a new era of possibility for the world of work. This book teaches David Emeraldâs groundbreaking 3 Vital QuestionsÂ® approach for empowering leaders and teams to become collaborative, engaged, and resilient in the face of the rapid changes that mark todayâs increasingly complex, competitive environment.
Â©2019 David Emerald (P)2019 David Emerald
Some businesses - and some people - will emerge from this downturn stronger and more dominant than when it started. Others will weaken and fade. It all depends on critical choices they make right now. Geoff Colvin, one of America's most respected business journalists, says even the scariest recession has an upside. The best managers know conventional thinking won't help them win in these tough times. They're taking smart, practical steps that will not only keep them strong, but will also distance them from the pack for years to come. The dozens of top-performing leaders Colvin interviewed reject the common view that slashing costs and firing employees are all that matter. They see the recession as a rich opportunity to reinvent their organizations and lay the groundwork for future growth.Colvin's 10 solidly grounded strategies will increase your company's competitiveness and build its long-term value.
Â©2009 Geoff Colvin (P)2009 Gildan Media Corp
To those who don't speak it, the language of money can seem impenetrable and its ideas too complex to grasp. How to Speak Money is acclaimed writer John Lanchester's entertaining and informative attempt to bridge the gap between the money people and the rest of us. With characteristic wit and candor ("wickedly funny" - Dwight Garner, New York Times), Lanchester shows how the world of finance and economics really works - from the terms and conditions of your personal checking account to the evasions of bankers appearing in front of Congress. How to Speak Money reveals how the language of money is often a tool to conceal and mislead; he explains hundreds of common economic terms, from GDP to the IMF, amortization to securitization to collateralized debt obligation; and he argues that we all need to speak money lest those who do write the financial rules for themselves.
Â©2014 John Lanchester (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC
In the first multivolume biography of Abraham Lincoln to be published in decades, Lincoln scholar Michael Burlingame offers a fresh look at the life of one of America's greatest presidents. Incorporating the field notes of earlier biographers along with decades of research in multiple manuscript archives and long-neglected newspapers, this remarkable work will both alter and reinforce our current understanding of America's 16th president. In volume 2, Burlingame examines Lincoln's presidency and the trials of the Civil War. He supplies fascinating details on the crisis over Fort Sumter and the relentless office seekers who plagued Lincoln. He introduces listeners to the president's battles with hostile newspaper editors and his quarrels with incompetent field commanders. Burlingame also interprets Lincoln's private life, discussing his marriage to Mary Todd, the untimely death of his son, Willie, to disease in 1862, and his recurrent anguish over the enormous human costs of the war.
Â©2016 Michael Burligame (P)2016 Gildan Media LLC
What makes some people continue to eat when they are not hungry? Why are they unable to stick to a diet despite warnings from doctors and their own understanding of health and nutrition? Most people are familiar with the concept of alcoholism and drug addiction, but the idea that certain foods and quantities of foods can be addictive is only slowly gaining acceptance. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is for anyone who wants to learn more about food addiction and the solution offered by Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA). The audiobook includes an explanation of food addiction, a history of FA, and 30 personal stories of members who tried countless solutions to address their problems with food and found a long-term answer in FA.
Â©2020 Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (P)2020 Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous
From the author of the New York Times best-selling How to Read Literature Like a Professor comes a highly entertaining and informative new book on the 25 works of literature that have most shaped the American character. Foster applies his much-loved combination of wit, know-how, and analysis to explain how each work has shaped our very existence as readers, students, teachers, and Americans. Foster illuminates how books such as The Last of the Mohicans, Moby-Dick, My Antonia, The Great Gatsby, The Maltese Falcon, Their Eyes Were Watching God, On the Road, The Crying of Lot 49, and others captured an American moment, how they influenced our perception of nationhood and citizenship, and what about them endures in the American character. Twenty-Five Books That Shaped America is a fun and enriching guide to America through its literature.
Â©2011 Thomas C. Foster (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers
The Civil War posed a critical test of the young nation's character, endurance, and will to survive. Coming only two generations after the nation's founding, the secession of Southern states challenged the very existence of the United States. "America's most monumental drama and morality tale" comes alive in this brilliant collection from America's leading history magazine, as selected by its current editor in chief, Edwin S. Grosvenor.
Â©2015 American Heritage (P)2017 Tantor
As director of the renowned Wharton Executive Negotiation Workshop, Professor G. Richard Shell has taught thousands of business leaders, administrators, and other professionals how to survive and thrive in the sometimes rough-and-tumble world of negotiation. His systematic, step-by-step approach comes to life in this book, which is available in over ten foreign editions and combines lively storytelling, proven tactics, and reliable insights gleaned from the latest negotiation research. This updated edition includes: A brand-new "Negotiation I.Q." test designed by Shell and used by executives at the Wharton workshop that reveals each reader's unique strengths and weaknesses as a negotiator. A concise manual on how to avoid the perils and pitfalls of online negotiations involving e-mail and instant messaging. A detailed look at how gender and cultural differences can derail negotiations, and advice for putting talks back on track.
Â©2006 G. Richard Shell (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC
Soccer. Football. The beautiful game. The worldâs most popular sport goes by many names, but for decades, fans have agreed on one thing: the greatest player of all time was PelÃ©. Now the legendary star, ambassador, and humanitarian shares a global vision for what soccer can accomplish. Now he shares his story, his experience, and his insights on the game for the very first time. Before Messi, before Ronaldo, before Beckham, there was Edson Arantes do Nascimento - known simply as PelÃ©. A national treasure, he created pure magic with his accomplishments on the field: an unprecedented three World Cup championships and the all-time scoring record, with 1,283 goals in his twenty year career. Now, with the World Cup returning after more than sixty years to Brazil - the country often credited with perfecting the sport - soccer has a unique opportunity to encourage change on a global level. And as the tournamentâs official ambassador, PelÃ© is ready to be the face of progress. For the first time ever PelÃ© explores the recent history of the game and provides new insights into soccerâs role connecting and galvanizing players around the world. He has traveled the world as the global ambassador for soccer and in support of charitable organizations such as Unicef, promoting the positive influences soccer can have to transform young men and women, struggling communities, even entire nations. In groundbreaking detail and with unparalleled openness, he shares his most inspiring experiences, heartwarming stories and hard-won wisdom, and he puts the game in perspective. This is PelÃ©âs legacy, his way of passing on everything heâs learned and inspiring a new generation. In Why Soccer Matters, PelÃ© details his ambitious goals for the future of the sport and, by extension, the world.
Â©2014 PelÃ©, Brian Winter (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC
After the Roaring '20s came the Great Depression. After the Roaring 2000s came the Great Recession. We're now entering the winter season of the 80-year four season economic cycle. It's during this season that we'll clear the decks with a devastating crash and debilitating deflation. The economy and markets will shed the excesses created during the preceding fall bubble boom season and prepare the soil for new blossoming in innovation and a spring boom. After the blustering bull market of 2009-2015, we are now preparing for a shakeout more painful than anything we've seen before. We have eight years of unprecedented government stimulus and money creation to thank for stretching this bubble beyond imagination and making the burst more painful than anything we've ever experienced. There's no better guide to financial cycles than Harry S. Dent Jr., the best-selling author of The Demographic Cliff and many other books, and the editor of the Boom & Bust newsletter. For more than 30 years he has earned a reputation for eerily accurate predictions about the world economy and the financial markets. Now Dent has an urgent new warning about the next crisis. The consequences will be devastating - but there's a bright side that he's calling "the sale of a lifetime". For anyone who heeds the signs and follows Dent's advice, the looming correction is a once-in-a-century opportunity to gather immense wealth. In this pressing audiobook, you'll learn not only why a collapse is imminent, but how to identify bubbles and tune in to the cycles driving that drive booms and busts. Practical, accessible, and illuminating, The Sale of a Lifetime will protect you from the tough challenges ahead and help you cash in on the unique opportunities of the next few years. At stake is nothing less than your entire financial future. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
Â©2017 Harry S. Dent, Jr. (P)2017 Gildan Media LLC
In this wise, humane inquiry, Csikszentmihalyi (Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience) argues that genetically programmed behaviors that once helped humans adapt and multiply now threaten our survival. These traits include obsessions with food and sex, addiction to pleasure, excessive rationality, and a tendency to focus on the negative. A University of Chicago psychology professor, the author also believes we must free our minds of cultural illusions, such as ethnocentric superiority or identification with one's possessions. He urges listeners to find ways to reduce the oppression, exploitation, and inequality that are woven into the fabric of society. Further, he wants us to control the direction of human evolution by pursuing challenging activities that lead to greater complexity while opposing chaos and conformity. Each chapter concludes with self-help questions and mental exercises designed to help listeners apply the insights of this literate manifesto to their daily lives.
Â©1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. (P)2016 Gildan Media LLC
"With enough insider information and a million dollars, you can go broke in a year." "What I am is a realist. I always knew I'd like what I'm doing. Oh, perhaps it would have been nice to be a major-league baseball player, but that's where the realism comes in." "If a graduating MBA were to ask me 'How do I get rich in a hurry?' I would not respond with quotations from Ben Franklin or Horatio Alger, but would instead hold my nose with one hand and point with the other toward Wall Street." "Wall Street is the only place that people ride to work in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway." Over the years, as Warren Buffett's influence and affluence have grown, one thing has remained the same - his unpretentious, honest, and optimistic approach toward business and life. Now you can discover life's little secrets of success as revealed by the world's greatest investor. In this wise and winning collection of quotes, writings, and favorite sayings, Warren Buffett speaks on diverse subjects such as investing, the Internet economy, family and friends, running a business, honesty, teaching, paying taxes, and much, much more. It also examines the thinking that prompted the second richest man in the world to give 85 percent of his wealth to the first richest couple (Bill and Melinda Gates) to distribute to charity. Assembled by best-selling author Janet Lowe - and updated to reflect Buffett's life over the past decade - this audiobook includes a wealth of previously unpublished material. This unprecedented peak into the financial genius' wildly profitable philosophy is often surprising, always intriguing, and sparked throughout by Buffett's unique combination of savvy business smarts and wry wit.
Â©2007 Janet Lowe (P)2008 Gildan Media Corp
In Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to KnowÂ®, New York Times best-selling author P. W. Singer and noted cyberexpert Allan Friedman team up to provide the kind of deeply informative resource book that has been missing on a crucial issue of 21st-century life. Written in a lively, accessible style, filled with engaging stories and illustrative anecdotes, the book is structured around the key question areas of cyberspace and its security: how it all works, why it all matters, and what we can do. Along the way, they take listeners on a tour of the important (and entertaining) issues and characters of cybersecurity, from the Anonymous hacker group and the Stuxnet computer virus to the new cyberunits of the Chinese and US militaries. Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to KnowÂ® is the definitive account of the subject for us all, which comes not a moment too soon.
Â©2014 P. W. Singer and Allan Friedman (P)2016 Tantor
From the preeminent Hitler biographer, a fascinating and original exploration of how the Third Reich was willing and able to fight to the bitter end of World War II. Countless books have been written about why Nazi Germany lost World War II, yet remarkably little attention has been paid to the equally vital question of how and why it was able to hold out as long as it did. The Third Reich did not surrender until Germany had been left in ruins and was almost completely occupied. Even in the near-apocalyptic final months, when the war was plainly lost, the Nazis refused to sue for peace. Historically, this is extremely rare. Drawing on original testimony from ordinary Germans and arch-Nazis alike, award-winning historian Ian Kershaw explores this fascinating question in a gripping and focused narrative that begins with the failed bomb plot in July 1944 and ends with the German capitulation in May 1945. Hitler, desperate to avoid a repeat of the "disgraceful" German surrender in 1918, was of course critical to the Third Reich's fanatical determination, but his power was sustained only because those below him were unable, or unwilling, to challenge it. Even as the military situation grew increasingly hopeless, Wehrmacht generals fought on, their orders largely obeyed, and the regime continued its ruthless persecution of Jews, prisoners, and foreign workers. Even beneath the hail of allied bombing, German society maintained some semblance of normalcy in the very last months of the war. The Berlin Philharmonic even performed on April 12, 1945, less than three weeks before Hitler's suicide. As Kershaw shows, the structure of Hitler's "charismatic rule" created a powerful negative bond between him and the Nazi leadership - they had no future without him, and so their fates were inextricably tied. Terror also helped the Third Reich maintain its grip on power as the regime began to wage war not only on its ideologically defined enemies but also on the German people themselves. Yet even as each month brought fresh horrors for civilians, popular support for the regime remained linked to a patriotic support of Germany and a terrible fear of the enemy closing in. Based on prodigious new research, Kershaw's The End is a harrowing yet enthralling portrait of the Third Reich in its last desperate gasps.
Â©2011 Ian Kershaw (P)2011 Gildan Media Corp
The business titans and number-one New York Times best-selling authors of Winning return with a modern, essential guide for everyone in business today - and tomorrow - that explores the most pressing challenges related to creating winning strategies, leading and managing others, and building a thriving career. In the decade since their blockbuster international best seller Winning was published, Jack and Suzy Welch have dug deeper into business, traveling the world; consulting to organizations of every size and in every industry; speaking before hundreds of audiences; working closely with entrepreneurs from Mumbai to Silicon Valley; and, in 2010, starting their own fully accredited online MBA program, which now has approximately 1,000 students enrolled. Over the same timeframe, Jack has advised more than 75 companies through private equity and dozens more in a senior advisory role at IAC. Now Jack and Suzy Welch draw on their experiences to address the biggest problems facing modern management - and offer pragmatic solutions to overcome them. Going beyond theories, concepts, and ideologies, they tackle the real stuff of work today. When you get down to it, they argue, winning in business is all about mastering the gritty, inescapable, make-or-break, real-life dilemmas that define the new economy, the old economy, and everything in between. Work is a grind. We just got whacked. My boss is driving me nuts. I'm stuck in career purgatory. My team has lost its mojo. IT is holding us hostage. Our strategy is outdated the day we launch it. We don't know what our Chinese partners are talking about. We're just not growing. These are some of the day-to-day issues the Welches take on. Coupled with Jack's years of iconic leadership and Suzy's insights as former editor of the Harvard Business Review, their new database of knowledge infuses The Real-Life MBA with fresh, relevant stories and equally powerful solutions that every manager at any level can use right now.
Â©2015 Jack and Suzy Welch (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
The how-to playbook for start-ups and established companies on a groundbreaking discipline called category design.
Winning today isn't about beating the competition at the old game. It's about inventing a whole new game - defining a new market category, developing it and dominating it over time. You can't build a legendary company without building a legendary category. If you think that having the best product is all it takes to win, you're going to lose.
In this farsighted, pioneering guide, the founders of Silicon Valley advisory firm Play Bigger rely on data analysis and interviews to understand the inner workings of 'category kings' - companies such as Amazon, Salesforce, Uber and IKEA - that give us new ways of living, thinking or doing business, often solving problems we didn't know we had. In Play Bigger, the authors assemble their findings to introduce the new discipline of category design. By applying category design, companies can create new demand where none existed, conditioning customers' brains so they change their expectations and buying habits. While this discipline defines the tech industry, it applies to every kind of industry and even to personal careers. Drawing on examples from within and beyond our own practice, Play Bigger shows both entrepreneurs and established enterprises how to define, develop and rule a category over time.
Â©2016 Alan Ramadan, Dave Peterson and Christopher Lochhead with Kevin Maney (P)2016 HarperCollins
TheÂ New YorkÂ TimesÂ best-selling author and front man and rhythm guitarist of Kiss grants fans an all-access backstage pass to his personal life and shows them how to pursue a rock ânâ roll lifestyle of their own, offering hard-won advice from a music legend. In this follow-up to his popular best sellerÂ Face the Music, the Starchild takes us behind the scenes, revealing what heâs learned from a lifetime as the driving force of Kiss and how he brings his unique sensibility not only to his music career, but to every area of his life - from business to parenting to health and happiness. Backstage Pass takes you beyond theÂ makeupÂ as Paul shares fascinating details about his life - his fitness routine, philosophy, business principles, how he maintains his inspiration, passion, and joy after nearly 50 years of mega success, including selling out tours, 100 million albums sold, and an art career that has amassed more than 10 million dollars in sales.Â Divulging more true stories of the Rock & Roll Hall of Famerâs relationships, hardships, andÂ pivotal moments, it offers surprising lessons on the discipline and hard work that have made him one of the healthiest and most successful rock ânâ roll icons in history. This is the audiobook for fans who love living large but also want to take control and move ahead in everyday life. Paul shows you how you can rock ânâ roll all night and party every day - without missing a beat.
Â©2019 Paul Stanley (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers
One of the best-selling self-help books of all time, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind has helped millions around the world achieve remarkable success, simply by changing the way they think. Dr. Murphy's mind-focusing techniques are based on a simple principle: If you believe in something without reservation and picture it in your mind, you can remove the subconscious obstacles that prevent you from achieving the results you want and your belief can become a reality. As an advocate of what is now popularly known as the Law of Attraction, Murphy shows that anyone can unleash extraordinary mental powers to build self-confidence, to create harmonious relationships, to gain professional success, to amass wealth, to conquer fears and phobias, to banish bad habits, and even to effect physical healing and promote overall well-being and happiness. Dr. Joseph Murphy wrote, taught, counseled, and lectured to thousands of people all around the world for nearly 50 years.
Â©1963 Dr. Joseph Murphy (P)2016 Gildan Media LLC
This essential guide, with its dozens of examples and case studies, breaks down every element of the development and management of a cybersecurity program for the executive. From understanding the need, to core risk management principles, to threats, tools, roles, and responsibilities, this book walks the listener through each step of developing and implementing a cybersecurity program. From beginning to end, it's a thorough overview, but it can also function as a useful reference audiobook as individual questions and difficulties arise. Unlike other cybersecurity books, the text is not bogged down with industry jargonÂ Speaks specifically to the executive who is not familiar with the development or implementation of cybersecurity programsÂ Shows you how to make pragmatic, rational, and informed decisions for your organizationÂ Written by a top-flight technologist with decades of experience and a track record of successÂ If you're a business manager or executive who needs to make sense of cybersecurity, this audiobook demystifies it for you.
Â©2018 Chris Moschovitis (P)2018 Gildan Media
Moments of Impact is an audiobook on a mission: to eradicate time-sucking, energy-depleting workshops and meetings. In our fast-changing world, organizations have important challenges and opportunities to address - and no time to waste. Moments of Impact delivers the single most useful resource for managers and leaders who need better strategic conversation - now - to shape the future of their organizations. Moments of Impact is an essential guide for ambitious leaders who get assigned the hardest and most vexing strategic issues in their organizations, for entrepreneurs trying to manage board expectations, for social change agents pioneering new business models for community impact, for hopeful educators and healthcare practitioners trying to transform slow-to-change industries, and for enterprising students committed to tackling global challenges. Drawing on decades of combined experience as innovation strategists, Ertel and Solomon articulate the purpose, principles, and practices of well-designed strategic conversations. They weave together a lively and compelling mix of social science theories and research, interviews with more than 100 thought leaders, organization leaders, and practitioners, as well as dozens of anecdotes and practical cases from diverse organizations. The audiobook also includes a Starter Kit with diagnostic questions, best practices, and tips and suggestions to enable you to put the ideas to work immediately.
Â©2014 Chris Ertel and Lisa Kay Solomon (P)2014 Tantor
In the last decade alone, the face and nature of the job market have evolved dramatically. It's now a given that personal branding will have a significant impact on your professional opportunities. It's not an exaggeration that your brand and reputation could make - or break - your career. In order to connect with new employers and clients and transform your potential into success, you need to establish your unique digital identity, build strong relationships with your audience(s), and gain visibility for all the right reasons. Getting to Like is a practical, actionable guide to anticipating and staying one step ahead of the curve - and your competition. Each chapter provides specific examples for effective communication and engagement, including: Strategies for both in-person and digital channels Interviews, case studies, and advice from branding and marketing experts Specific guidelines for successfully navigating the most essential platforms It's a crowded, competitive marketplace out there. Getting to Like will help you stand out, make your voice heard, and take those crucial steps toward future-proofing your career.
Â©2016 Jeremy Goldman, Ali Zagat (P)2016 Gildan Media LLC
Your mind does not grow old. Age is the dawn of wisdom. Welcome the change. Mind and spirit do not grow old. You are as old as you think you are. Age is an asset. You must be a producer and not a prisoner of society.
Â©1958 Dr. Joseph Murphy (P)2016 Gildan Media LLC
The New York Times best-selling author of 13 Hours and Lost in Shangri-La delivers his most compelling and vital work yet - a spellbinding, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting narrative, years in the making, that weaves together myriad stories to create the definitive portrait of 9/11.Â In the days after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack, then-Boston Globe journalist Mitchell Zuckoff led a team that reported and wrote the lead news stories and a series of pieces about 9/11 victims and their families. It was the beginning of an obsession with that momentous day and a commitment to tell its complete true story.Â Fall and Rise is a 9/11 work like no other. Based on years of meticulous reporting, it gives voice as never before to both the lost and the saved. Zuckoff masterfully braids the stories of what happened in New York, Washington, DC, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, into a mesmerizing account that details the minute-by-minute experiences of those whose lives were forever altered by that day.Â Zuckoff puts us in the center of events with numerous men and women caught up in the terrible attacks - beside a young, out-of-work actor stuck in an elevator in the North Tower of the World Trade Center; among the heroes aboard United Airlines Flight 93; inside the badly damaged Pentagon with a veteran trapped in the inferno; accompanying the first firefighters on the scene in rural Shanksville; in the company of workers at offices in the World Trade Center; among a team of New York firefighters racing against time to save an injured woman and themselves; and alongside families flying to see loved ones across the country who suddenly face terrorists bent on murder.Â Fall and Rise opens new avenues of understanding for anyone who thinks they know the story of that tragic day and illuminates as never before the extraordinary ordinary people from all walks of life caught up in tragic circumstances they could neither understand nor control. Destined to become a classic, Fall and Rise is a tribute to the dead and the living and a testament to the power of the human spirit to triumph even in the darkest hour. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.Â PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
Â©2019 Mitchell Zuckoff (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers
From New York Times best-selling authors Timothy Keller and Kathy Keller comes a gorgeously packaged daily devotional that takes us on year-long journey into discovering the meaning of marriage. Marriage is the most profound human relationship there is. Coming to know and love your spouse is one of the most rewarding and wondrous things we can experience in life. But it is also one of the most difficult and painful. In this 365-day devotional, Timothy Keller and his wife of 43 years, Kathy Keller, share powerful instructions on how to have a successful marriage. The Kellers draw from and expand upon lessons they first introduced in their book, The Meaning of Marriage, offering stories, daily scriptures, and prayer prompts that will inspire anyone who wants to know God and love more deeply in this life.
Â©2019 Timothy Keller and Kathy Keller (P)2019 Penguin Audio
Just over 125,000 years ago, humanity was going extinct until a dramatic shift occurred - Homo sapiens started tracking the tides in order to eat the nearby oysters. Before long, theyâd pulled themselves back from the brink of extinction. What saved us during that period of endangerment? The human brain, and its evolutionary journey is unlike anything else in history.Â In A History of the Human Brain, Bret Stetka takes listenersÂ through that far-reaching journey, showing exactly when and how the human brain evolved to shape who we are today. A History of the Human Brain also tackles the question of where the brain will take us next, exploring the burgeoning concepts of epigenetics and new technologies like CRISPR.
Â©2021 Bret Stetka (P)2021 Workman Publishing
Everyone knew it was crazy to try to extract oil and natural gas buried in shale rock deep below the ground. Everyone, that is, except a few reckless wildcatters - who risked their careers to prove the world wrong. Things looked grim for American energy in 2006. Oil production was in steep decline and natural gas was hard to find. The Iraq War threatened the nationâs already tenuous relations with the Middle East. China was rapidly industrializing and competing for resources. Major oil companies had just about given up on new discoveries on U.S. soil, and a new energy crisis seemed likely. But a handful of men believed everything was about to change. Far from the limelight, Aubrey McClendon, Harold Hamm, Mark Papa, and other wildcatters were determined to tap massive deposits of oil and gas that Exxon, Chevron, and other giants had dismissed as a waste of time. By experimenting with hydraulic fracturing through extremely dense shale - a process now known as fracking - the wildcatters started a revolution. In just a few years, they solved Americaâs dependence on imported energy, triggered a global environmental controversy - and made and lost astonishing fortunes. No one understands these men better than the award-winning Wall Street Journal reporter Gregory Zuckerman. His exclusive access enabled him to get close to the frackers and chronicle the untold story of how they transformed the nation and the world. The result is a dramatic stretching from the barren fields of North Dakota and the rolling hills of northeastern Pennsylvania to cluttered pickup trucks in Texas and tense Wall Street boardrooms. Activists argue that the same methods that are creating so much new energy are also harming our water supply and threatening environmental chaos. The Frackers tells the story of the angry opposition unleashed by this revolution and explores just how dangerous fracking really is.
Â©2013 Gregory Zuckerman (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC
"As so many Americans feel powerless to confront a financial system designed to serve the few, Shuman offers us real choices: tools that align our lives with our values. That's power. I love this highly readable, timely, surprising book." (Frances Moore LappÃ©, author of Daring Democracy and Diet for a Small Planet) Americans agree on very little these days, but red state conservatives and blue state progressives can agree on one critical point: Wall Street can no longer be trusted. Yet most of us continue to invest our money in the stocks and bonds of Fortune 500 companies, transferring our capital far from where we live and work. Local investing expert Michael Shuman offers another alternative. He shows how we can use two well-established - but rarely used - investment tools to keep our money close and get a return as good as or better than what we'd get investing in distant, indifferent corporations.Â Â Â Shuman explains the nuts and bolts of self-directed IRAs and solo 401(k)s and how they can be combined with other recently legalized local investing tools. He details how to set these accounts up, identify and evaluate a whole range of local investment opportunities, and make sure account holders stay on the right side of the law. While the book is written for people without a lot of investment experience - Shuman explains concepts like "liquidity" and "diversification" in simple terms - even if you're as experienced as Warren Buffett, this book will make you rethink everything you know about investing. With Shuman's expert advice, you can strengthen your investment portfolio and your community, neighborhoods, and schools at the same time!
Â©2020 Michael H. Shuman (P)2020 Michael H. Shuman
Dr. Joseph Murphyâs classic book The Power of Your Subconscious Mind was first published in 1963 and became an immediate best seller; it was acclaimed as one of the best self-help guides ever written. Following the success of this work, Dr. Murphy lectured to thousands of people around the world, and millions tuned in to his daily radio program. In his lectures, he pointed out how real people have radically improved their lives by applying specific aspects of his concepts. Now, these lectures have been combined, edited, and updated in six audio books that bring Dr. Murphyâs teachings into the 21st century and provide listeners with his proven tools on how to program their subconscious minds so that they can radically improve their lives. In this audio book, Dr. Murphy reminds us that we all worry - mostly about things that will never happen. Worry robs us of vitality, enthusiasm, and energy; and often causes ulcers, high blood pressure, and other debilitating diseases. Dr. Murphy teaches us how to replace fear and worry with harmony, peace, and love, and recommends prayers and meditations that will cleanse the mind of irrational concerns and implant uplifting ideas into the subconscious.
Â©2007 Dr. Joseph Murphy (P)2012 Gildan Media, LLC
How to stay sane in an insane world.... Given the high level of both opportunity and comfort, we would expect people to be happier than ever, and even more satisfied with their lives. The reality, though, is startlingly different. Instead of thriving and feeling empowered as a result of greater choices, we are deteriorating. Drawing on timeless wisdom and fundamental principles in psychology, Dr. David Leiberman, offers insights into the human condition, and reveals how, regardless of the opportunities available to us today, a lack of self-control results in poor choices and ultimately leads to negative emotions and destructive habits. If God Were Your Therapist offers neither exercises or affirmations, nor meditations or motivating mantras. There is no homework to do or journals to fill out. Rather, listeners learn how to regain self-control and move their thoughts, choices, and lives in a purposeful, powerful direction, free from the shackles of anxiety and stress. Experience a new kind of freedom and power when you discover how to permanently rise above your nature and move confidently through life on ordinary days, and in extraordinary times.
Â©2010 David J. Lieberman, Ph.D. (P)2010 Gildan Media Corp
How to Keep Your Portfolio Up When the Market is Up, Down, or Sideways In the wake of declining stock prices, the bursting of the real-estate bubble, and a weakening dollar, the American economy is poised for a prolonged contraction and U.S. stocks will suffer a protracted bear market - so predicted seasoned Wall Street prognosticator Peter Schiff in his 2008 bes tseller, The Little Book of Bull Moves in Bear Markets. Now updated for 2010, in The Little Book of Bull Moves, the CNBC-dubbed âDoctor Doomâ explains in the same straightforward and accessible style that was the signature of his first book: The causes of the current financial crisis, including how the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers triggered the market meltdown How healthcare legislation will likely prove to be the stake through the heart of our already fragile economy How the dollarâs downward trend is likely to continue, especially under the Obama administrationâs economic policies, which only provide a temporary illusion of recovery How the real collapse - including a cataclysmic upheaval of the American way of life as we know it - is yet to come Filled with the sort of insightful commentary, inventive metaphors, and prescriptive advice readers have come to expect from Schiff, The Little Book of Bull Moves shows you commonsense ways to successfully implement various bull moves so that you can preserve, and even grow, your wealth in an economy experiencing high inflation, collapsed markets, and rising interest rates coupled with declining currencies. For investors who understand that the worst is yet to come, but donât know what to do about it, and for those for whom a new economic and financial anxiety has taken hold, The Little Book of Bull Moves offers timely insights into using a conservative, nontraditional investment strategy to protect your portfolio and even profit during these uncertain economic times and those to come.
Â©2010 Peter D. Schiff (P)2010 Gildan Media Corp
Developing life-changing drugs is risky and expensive, but thatâs not what makes them unaffordable. Drug pricing is a staple of every news cycle and political debate. And while weâve struggled for decades to agree on solutions that serve all patients without jeopardizing the invention of new medicines, many Americans suffer because they canât afford the drugs they need. Do we really have to choose between affordability and innovation?Â InÂ The Great American Drug Deal, scientist and industry expert Peter Kolchinsky answers this question with a decisiveÂ "no".Â The pharmaceutical industryâs commitment toÂ creating new lifesaving drugs destined to become inexpensive generics can be balanced by the healthcare systemâs commitment to making those drugs affordable for all patients - a biotech social contract. Through deep research and compelling stories of breakthroughs and breakdowns,Â Kolchinsky presents solutions for striking a balance that are bold yet realistic and tackle todayâs most pressing questions, including: Why doesnât insurance make drugs affordable? How can we prevent price-jacking of older drugs? Why are drugs more expensive in America thanÂ elsewhere? How can we guarantee that all medicines eventually go generic so they are only temporarily expensive? What systemic failuresÂ led to the opioidÂ crisis, and how can we prevent the next one? TheÂ Great American Drug DealÂ offers clear-eyed scrutiny of all players in the industry and examines vital ideas for closing loopholes, encouraging investment, dealing with bad actors, and educating consumers. Itâs time we resolve to supportÂ patientsÂ andÂ fuel discoveries that ease suffering now and for generations to come.
Â©2020 Evelexa Press (P)2020 Evelexa Press
From the authors of The Leadership Challenge, Everyday People, Extraordinary Leadership is a TLC for individual contributors. Leadership is not about position, power, or place but about behavior. It's about what you do, not who you are. Ever since the first edition of The Leadership Challenge in 1987, Kouzes and Posner have said that "leadership is everyone's business". However, except for The Student Leadership Challenge, they have not (yet) written a book specifically for those who are not in formal leadership roles in organizations. Almost all examples in the six editions of TLC are people in managerial roles in the workplace. This book is for the audience the previous books do not reach: people who are not in formal leadership roles. There already exists a Leadership Is Everyone's Business (LIEB) workshop with materials offered through Workplace Learning Solutions, which this book will complement. Everyday People, Extraordinary Leadership draws from and builds upon material from existing works and is consistent with the TLC framework but adds all new stories related to this particular audience.
Â©2021 James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner (P)2021 Gildan Media
Succeed the Sandler Way features 14 compelling success stories from real people who have used the Sandler Selling System to create major personal and professional breakthroughs. Each chapter is an in-depth profile of an actual Sandler client. As each case study proves, the guiding principle for creating a breakthrough is deceptively simple-sounding: Be candid with yourself. Taking a good, hard look at yourself is a prerequisite of any breakthrough.
Â©2015 Sandler Systems, Inc. (P)2019 Gildan Media, LLC
A journey inside the minds that build our world. Dubai's Burj Khalifa - the world's tallest building - looks nothing like Microsoft's Office Suite, and digital surround sound doesn't work like a citywide telecommunication grid. Yet these engineering feats have much in common. Applied Minds explores the unique visions and mental tools of engineers to reveal the enormous - and often understated - influence they wield in transforming problems into opportunities. The resulting account pairs the innovators of modern history - Thomas Edison, the Wright brothers, Steve Jobs - with everything from ATMs and the ZIP code system to the disposable diaper. An engineer himself, Guru Madhavan introduces a flexible intellectual tool kit called modular systems thinking as he explains the discipline's penchant for seeing structure where there is none. The creations that result from this process express the engineer's answers to the fundamental questions of design: usefulness, functionality, reliability, and user friendliness. Through narratives and case studies spanning the brilliant history of engineering, Madhavan shows how the concepts of prototyping, efficiency, reliability, standards, optimization, and feedback are put to use in fields as diverse as transportation, retail, health care, and entertainment. Equal parts personal, practical, and profound, Applied Minds charts a path to a future where we apply strategies borrowed from engineering to create useful and inspired solutions to our most pressing challenges.
Â©2015 Guruprasad Madhavan (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC
The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories is a hilarious addition to Patrick F. McManusâs existing work in humor. The author weighs in on his childhood, everyday life, and outdoor tales with his typical exaggerated commentary that will elicit a belly laugh from all types of listeners. Read about the antics of Patrickâs friends Rancid Crabtree and Retch Sweeney in such stories as âShaping Up for the Huntâ and âBear Huntersâ. McManus plays off the recent obsession with hoarders in his surprising story âThe Lady Who Kept Thingsâ. In the titular story, meet Patrickâs horse, Huckleberry, and enjoy the experience of all the problems that come along with owning your own horse - or keeping him in the garage. Other great stories include âCatch-And-Eatersâ, about the importance of a forked stick when fishing; â$7000 TV Historical Extravaganzaâ, a look at one directorâs loose interpretation of historical accuracy and political correctness; âA Lake Too Farâ, concerning the woes of Patrick and his wife, Bun, on a fateful birding trip in Australia; and âChicken Chroniclesâ, which involves Patrickâs memory of wandering around naked in the chicken yard when guests came to call. So pull up a chair, sit back, and enjoy laughing to the hilarious adventures of Patrick F. McManus in The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories.
Â©2012 Patrick F. McManus (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Americaâs number one progressive radio host looks at how elites have long tried to disenfranchise citizens - particularly people of color, women, and the poor - and shows what we can do to ensure everyone has a voice in this democracy. In todayâs America, only a slim majority of people register to vote, and a large percentage of registered voters donât bother to show up: Donald Trump was elected by only 26 percent of eligible voters. Unfortunately, this is not a bug in our system, itâs a feature. Thom Hartmann unveils the strategies and tactics that conservative elites in this country have used, from the foundation of the Electoral College to the latest voter ID laws, to protect their interests by preventing âthe wrong peopleâ - such as the poor, women, and people of color - from voting while making it more convenient for the wealthy and white. But he also lays out a wide variety of simple, commonsense ways that we the people can fight back and reclaim our right to rule through the ballot box.
Â©2020 Thom Hartmann (P)2020 Thom Hartmann
Why do managers usually fail when it comes to motivating employees, in particular salespeople? What should they do instead? In answering those questions, author Mike Crandall recommends many innovative strategies inspired by the work of David Sandler, creator of the Sandler Selling System. To get the most from your organization, you need to understand why people show up for work...and tie that reason to your company's mission. Crandall's book is about motivating yourself, your team, and your company at optimum levels - by leveraging the inside and outside forces that inspire people to take action. Motivational Management: The Sandler Way includes practical tips for managers who want to: Understand why most motivational and incentive programs fail Rebuild a failing incentive program into one that works Understand the behavioral wiring of your team Implement the Sandler Success Principles with your organization
Â©2016 Sandler Systems, Inc. (P)2018 Gildan Media
A real-life thriller in the tradition of The Perfect Storm. In the spring of 2010 the world watched for weeks as more than 200 million gallons of crude oil billowed from a hole three miles deep in the Gulf of Mexico. Warnings of various and imminent environmental consequences dominated the news. Deepwater drilling - largely ignored or misunderstood to that point - exploded in the American consciousness in the worst way possible. Fire on the Horizon, written by veteran oil rig captain John Konrad and longtime Washington Post journalist Tom Shroder, recounts in vivid detail the life of the rig itself, from its construction in South Korea in the year 2000 to its improbable journey around the world to its disastrous end, and reveals the day-to-day lives, struggles, and ambitions of those who called it home. From the little-known maritime colleges to Transocean's training schools and Houston headquarters to the small towns all over the country where the wives and children of the Horizon's crew lived in the ever-present shadow of risk hundreds of miles away, Fire on the Horizon offers full-scale portraits of the Horizon's captain, its chief mate, its chief mechanic, and others. What emerges is a white-knuckled chronicle of engineering hubris at odds with the earth itself, an unusual manifestation of corporate greed and the unforgettable heroism of the men and women on board the Deepwater Horizon. Here is the harrowing minute-by-minute account of the fateful day, April 20, 2010, when the half-billion-dollar rig blew up, taking with it the lives of eleven people and leaving behind a swath of unprecedented natural destruction.
Â©2011 John Konrad and Tom Shroder (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
They say that 50 is the new 40. If you're over 50, chances are you feel more vital, energetic, and passionate than ever. While you may be ready to retire, you may not be ready to stop working entirely. These days, life after work no longer conjures up images of couples wandering the malls, playing golf, and taking endless Caribbean cruises.As baby boomers reach their 50s and 60s, they are redefining what it means to retire. What they want is joy, vitality, and meaning in their lives. The truth is that this is not your parents' version of retirement, and just because you may have stopped working doesn't mean you have to stop living life to the fullest. You may want to choose a completely different career path or pursue a whole new interest.Author David Borchard has been helping adults rejuvenate their careers and lives for 30 years. In The Joy of Retirement, he shows you how to reinvent yourself and achieve the kind of fulfillment and meaning you have always dreamed of in your life. Now, you can start crafting your future and discovering your passions with advice on topics such as:Finding new interests that make the most of your unique talentsPlanning your lifestyle at 50+Assessing what transitions you are ready and willing to makeDefining priorities and goalsEstablishing your criteria for successMastering the seven steps to maintaining vitalityRevealing and hopeful, this is the audio book that shows you that life after work can be fulfilling, fun, and exhilarating. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
Â©2008 David C. Borchard (P)2008 Gildan Media
In the first multivolume biography of Abraham Lincoln to be published in decades, Lincoln scholar Michael Burlingame offers a fresh look at the life of one of America's greatest presidents. Incorporating the field notes of earlier biographers along with decades of research in multiple manuscript archives and long-neglected newspapers, this remarkable work will both alter and reinforce our current understanding of America's 16th president. Volume 1 covers Lincoln's early childhood, his experiences as a farm boy in Indiana and Illinois, his legal training, and the political ambition that led to a term in Congress in the 1840s. In Volume 2, Burlingame examines Lincoln's life during his presidency and the Civil War, narrating in fascinating detail the crisis over Fort Sumter and Lincoln's own battles with relentless office seekers, hostile newspaper editors, and incompetent field commanders. Burlingame also offers new interpretations of Lincoln's private life, discussing his marriage to Mary Todd and the untimely deaths of two sons to disease. But through it all - his difficult childhood, his contentious political career, a fratricidal war, and tragic personal losses - Lincoln preserved a keen sense of humor and acquired a psychological maturity that proved to be the North's most valuable asset in winning the Civil War. This landmark audiobook establishes Burlingame as the most assiduous Lincoln biographer of recent memory and brings Lincoln alive as never before.
Â©2016 Michael Burligame (P)2016 Gildan Media LLC
Featured Leadership book of the week (9/15/14) In this follow-up to his best-selling The 80/20 Principle, the power law that helped hundreds of thousands achieve more by doing less, Richard Koch puts science to work, applying 92 other natural laws to promote the "science of success" within the ever-changing world of business. What does Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection prove about developing a niche product line? How can Isaac Newton's laws of motion and gravity help in a crowded marketplace? This is a must-have audiobook for business leaders looking for clear, evidence-based reasoning that explains why some companies seem to find success everywhere they turn, while others don't make progress.
Â©2000, 2014 Richard Koch (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC
From the authors of contemporary classic The Spirituality of Imperfection comes this long-awaited sequel. A great master once said, "The shortest distance between a human being and truth is a story." In Experiencing Spirituality, Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham take listeners on a journey through storytelling as a means of self-discovery. Recounting and interpreting great wisdom stories from all ages and all cultures, as well as telling many of their own, the authors shed light on such experiences as awe, wonder, humor, confusion, and forgiveness. In story after story, seekers look to those whose lives reveal a special quality - sometimes called spirituality - and ask the masters what they must do to attain that same quality. The answer is simple: "Come, follow me, and see how I live." Experiencing Spirituality teaches through the example of human experience.
Â©2014 Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC
This is an audiobook full of powerful affirmations for health, wealth, relationships, and self-expression. The idea behind these techniques is pretty simple. Most of us grow up learning to put ourselves down for any real or imagined errors. We grow up believing certain things about ourselves or comparing ourselves negatively to others. The use of positive affirmations is a technique to change that negative self-talk into something more positive. Since we've spent many years on the negative image, it's unreasonable to expect an instant effect from affirmations, but if we stick to it for a few days, with honesty, trust, and belief, then results will start to happen.
Â©1952 Joseph Murphy (P)2016 Gildan Media LLC
The little book that helps investors avoid big losses in an economic downturn. In the wake of falling stock and real-estate prices, the American economy is poised for a decade-long bear market, so says Peter Schiff. After he accurately predicted the current market turmoil, savvy investors should pay attention - and start protecting their assets now, before the markets take their toll. The Little Book of Bull Moves in Bear Markets shows investors how to stay safe and stay liquid during economic downturns. Using economic history as a guide, Schiff looks at the bear markets that followed the bull markets of the 1920s and 1960s to predict what the American economy will look like after it corrects for the tech and real-estate bubbles of the 1990s and early 2000s. Combining financial, economic, and political perspectives, Schiff looks at what worked in those earlier bear markets and predicts what strategies are most likely to work over the next 10 years. In the end, Schiff argues that the next decade will most closely resemble the 1970s, complete with inflation, rising interest rates, and soaring commodity prices. This reversal of trends will make past investment strategies obsolete and pose a challenge for investors trying to build and protect their wealth. Smart investing will always pay off; the key lies in using the best strategies for the market at hand. For investors who see the writing on the wall but don't know what to do about it, The Little Book of Bull Moves in Bear Markets offers a timely, critical answer.
Â©2008 Peter D. Schiff (P)2008 Gildan Media Corp
Created as a primer for the beginning actor, To Be or Wanna Be takes you on a journey that reveals the path to becoming a successful actor, as well as how to avoid the pitfalls of the starving artist. Beginning with the simple, yet important distinctions of how to take control of your career, and through personal anecdotes of how he discovered them, Sean Pratt guides you toward the more complex and powerful concepts that will make all the difference in your future success as an actor. Covering topics such as finding the right day job, networking, becoming the CEO of âYour Career Inc.â, and marketing to the right niche, each idea is accompanied with a âHow-Toâ section and additional resources that will propel you forward on the road to success in your acting career.
Â©2012 Sean Pratt (P)2012 Tantor
A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human - and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do.
Â©1996 David Foster Wallace (P)2012 Hachette Audio
"Is it the world that's busy, or is it my mind?" The world moves fast, but that doesn't mean we have to. In this best-selling mindfulness guide - it has sold more than three million copies in Korea, where it was a number-one best-seller for 41 weeks and received multiple best book of the year awards - Haemin Sunim (which means "spontaneous wisdom"), a renowned Buddhist meditation teacher born in Korea and educated in the United States, illuminates a path to inner peace and balance amid the overwhelming demands of everyday life. By offering guideposts to well-being and happiness in eight areas - including relationships, love, and spirituality - Haemin Sunim emphasizes the importance of forging a deeper connection with others and being compassionate and forgiving toward ourselves.
Â©2017 Haemin Sunim (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"If it is possible to understand the American paradox, the marriage of slavery and freedom, Virginia is surely the place to begin," writes Edmund S. Morgan in American Slavery, American Freedom, a study of the tragic contradiction at the core of America. Morgan finds the key to this central paradox in the people and politics of the state that was both the birthplace of the revolution and the largest slaveholding state in the country. With a new introduction. Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize and the Albert J. Beveridge Award.
Â©2003 W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC
From the New York Times best-selling author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor comes an indispensable analysis of our most celebrated medium: film. No art form is as instantly and continuously gratifying as film. When the houselights go down and the lion roars, we settle in to be shocked, frightened, elated, moved, and thrilled. We expect magic. While we're being exhilarated and terrified, our minds are also processing data of all sorts - visual, linguistic, auditory, spatial - to collaborate in the construction of meaning. Thomas C. Foster's Reading the Silver Screen will show movie buffs, students of film, and even aspiring screenwriters and directors how to transition from merely being viewers to becoming accomplished readers of this great medium. Beginning with the grammar of film, Foster demonstrates how every art form has a grammar, a set of practices and if-then propositions that amount to rules. He goes on to explain how the language of film enables movies to communicate the purpose behind their stories and the messages they are striving to convey to audiences by following and occasionally breaking these rules. Using the investigative approach listeners loved in How to Read Literature Like a Professor, Foster examines this grammar of film through various classic and current movies both foreign and domestic, with special recourse to the "AFI 100 Years...100 Movies" lists. The categories are idiosyncratic yet revealing. In Reading the Silver Screen, listeners will gain the expertise and confidence to glean all they can from the movies they love.
Â©2016 Thomas C. Foster (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
The 25th anniversary edition of the best-selling business classic, completely revised and updated. For more than 25 years, The Leadership Challenge has been the most trusted source on becoming a better leader, selling more than two million copies in over 20 languages since its first publication. Based on Kouzes and Posnerâs extensive research, this all-new edition casts their enduring work in context for todayâs world, proving how leadership is a relationship that must be nurtured, and most importantly, that it can be learned. This book: Features over 100 all-new case studies and examples, which show The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership in action around the world Focuses on the toughest organizational challenges leaders face today Addresses changes in how people work and what people want from their work An indispensable resource for leaders at all levels, this anniversary edition is a landmark update and must-hear. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
Â©2012 James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner (P)2012 Gildan Media LLC
The story of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair begins with Michael Lang, a kid out of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, who liked to smoke a joint and listen to jazz. He would find his way to Florida, open a head shop, and produce his first festival - Miami Pop, featuring Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and others - then travel to Woodstock, where, after meeting Artie Kornfeld, his vision for a festival where folks could come and stay for a few days amid the rural beauty of upstate New York would become a reality. With Artie, new partners John Roberts and Joel Rosenman, and his handpicked crew, Lang booked talent, from Janis Joplin and the Who to the virtually unknown Santana and Crosby, Stills, and Nash; won over agents, promoters, and townspeople; took on fleets of volunteers; built a festival site from the ground up; and, in the end, created the landmark cultural event that defined a generation.
Â©2009 Michael Lang (P)2018 Tantor
How do some people avoid the slowing down, deteriorating, and weakening that plagues many of their peers decades earlier? Are they just lucky? Or do they know something the rest of us donât? Is it possible to grow older without getting sicker? What if you could look and feel 50 through your 80s and 90s? Founder of the Institute for Aging Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and one of the leading pioneers of longevity research, Dr. Nir Barzilaiâs lifeâs work is tackling the challenges of aging to delay and prevent the onset of all age-related diseases including âthe big fourâ: diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimerâs. One of Dr. Barzilaiâs most fascinating studies features volunteers that include 750 SuperAgers - individuals who maintain active lives well into their 90s and even beyond - and, more importantly, who reached that ripe old age never having experienced cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, or cognitive decline. In Age Later, Dr. Barzilai reveals the secrets his team has unlocked about SuperAgers and the scientific discoveries that show we can mimic some of their natural resistance to the aging process. This eye-opening and inspirational audiobook will help you think of aging not as a certainty, but as a phenomenon - like many other diseases and misfortunes - that can be targeted, improved, and even cured.Â A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press âIn this technical but promising book, Barzilai scrutinizes the lives of centenarians to find the key factors behind their healthy longevity. Readers who enjoy learning the science behind medical theories will be fascinated.â (Booklist) âA thoughtful take on aging that should be of interest to all concerned with the overlap of health and aging.â (Library Journal)
Â©2020 Nir Barzilai (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
With the value of the dollar sinking, bond yields drying up, giant investment banks collapsing, and stock markets crumbling, how can you ensure that your money will stay safe? By becoming better acquainted with the markets, the "professionals" who populate the field of finance, and most importantly, yourself. While this may sound like simple advice, author Jason Zweig - the investing and personal finance columnist for the Wall Street Journal - knows how difficult this endeavor can be. But as a trusted voice in the financial community, he has helped thousands of investors achieve this goal, and now, with The Little Book of Safe Money, he wants to help you do the same. This is the perfect guide for those trying to make their way through today's tough markets. He covers everything from investing behavior and why our minds come with their own set of biases that often prove harmful to the use of financial advisors, and goes one step further than the rest by questioning an investor's true appetite for risk. Zweig also debunks many of the myths that whirl around Wall Street with chapters like "Hedge-Fund Hooey."
Â©2009 Jason Zweig (P)2010 Gildan Media Corp
Most leaders are passionate about their business, and if they had better ideas for how to grow their company, they would use them. They really do want to move their company into the top rank...but they have learned firsthand that just wanting that is not enough. They work very, very hard...but after a while, they realize that, no matter how hard they work, something important seems to be missing, and they're not quite sure what that something is. They've fallen prey to the "Blind Spots Syndrome" - they don't know what they don't know about the obstacles they face. The Road to Excellence identifies the common blind spots that can take any business off track. The book gives you six powerful leadership strategies that, when followed, make it easier for you to find the answer to the critical question: What, exactly, stands between my company and organizational excellence - and what do I do about it?Â Only when you've answered that question can you take your company into the top tier!
Â©2018 Sandler Systems, Inc. (P)2020 Gildan Media
Dr. Joseph Murphyâs classic book The Power of Your Subconscious Mind was first published in 1963 and became an immediate best seller; it was acclaimed as one of the best self-help guides ever written. Following the success of this work, Dr. Murphy lectured to thousands of people around the world, and millions tuned in to his daily radio program. In his lectures, he pointed out how real people have radically improved their lives by applying specific aspects of his concepts. Now, these lectures have been combined, edited, and updated in six audio books that bring Dr. Murphyâs teachings into the 21st century and provide listeners with his proven tools on how to program their subconscious minds so that they can radically improve their lives. In this audio book, Dr. Murphy explains that illness and debility result from believing that youâre subject to them. Your subconscious mind accepts whatever you or others impress upon it. If you focus on ideas of sickness and weakness, youâll experience infirmity. On the other hand, if you feed your subconscious thoughts of strength and wellness, youâll be strong and healthy. In these pages, youâll learn how to give your deeper mind only suggestions that heal, bless, elevate, and inspire youâand reject those that lead to failure, illness, and despair. Youâll be shown how to override negativity and plant uplifting ideas in your subconscious that will make you vibrant and healthy.
Â©2010 JMW Group Inc (P)2011 Gildan Media Corp
From the New York Times best-selling author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House - the sources for the films The Social Network and 21 - comes the larger-than-life true tale of a group of American college buddies who brilliantly built a billion-dollar online poker colossus based out of the hedonistic paradise of Costa Rica. One problem: the U.S. Department of Justice was gunning for them.... Based on extensive insider interviews and participation, acclaimed author Ben Mezrich's Straight Flush tells the captivating rags-to-riches tale of a group of University of Montana frat brothers who turned a weekly poker game in the basement of a local dive bar into AbsolutePoker.com, one of the largest online companies in the world, on par with some of the behemoths of the Internet. At its height, Absolute Poker was an online empire earning more than a million dollars a day, following savvy business strategy and even better luck. Its founders set up their operations in the exotic jungle paradise of Costa Rica, embracing an outrageous lifestyle of girls, parties, and money. Meanwhile, the gray area of U.S. and international law in which the company operated was becoming a lot more risky, and soon the U.S. Department of Justice had placed a bull's-eye on Absolute Poker. Should they fold - or double down and ride their hot hand? Straight Flush is an exclusive, never-before-seen look behind the headlines of one of the wildest business stories of the past decade.
Â©2013 Ben Mezrich (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers
Richard Branson, one of the world's most famous and admired business leaders, argues that it's time to turn capitalism upside down - to shift our values from an exclusive focus on profit to also caring for people, communities, and the planet as he writes: "People often associate me with challenges, with trying to break records while sailing the Atlantic or flying in a jet stream in a balloon or going into space with Virgin Galactic. But this audiobook isn't just about fun and adventure and exceeding one's wildest dreams. It's a different kind of business book. It's about revolution. The message is a simple one: business as usual isn't working. In fact, business as usual is wrecking this planet. Resources are being used up; the air, the sea, the land are all heavily polluted. The poor are getting poorer. Many are dying of starvation or because they can't afford a dollar a day for lifesaving medicine. "But my message is not all doom and gloom. I will describe how I think business can help fix things and create a more prosperous world for everyone. I happen to believe in business because I believe that business is a force for good. By that I mean that doing good is good for business. "Doing the right thing can be profitable. I will show how this works step by step in the following pages. It's the core message of this book. I often say, 'Have fun and the money will come.' I still believe that, but now I am saying, 'Do good, have fun and the money will come.'"
Â©2011 Richard Branson (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC
The founders of a respected Silicon Valley advisory firm study legendary category-creating companies and reveal a groundbreaking discipline called category design. Winning today isn't about beating the competition at the old game. It's about inventing a whole new game - defining a new market category, developing it, and dominating it over time. You can't build a legendary company without building a legendary category. If you think that having the best product is all it takes to win, you're going to lose. In this farsighted, pioneering guide, the founders of Silicon Valley advisory firm Play Bigger rely on data analysis and interviews to understand the inner workings of "category kings" - companies such as Amazon, Salesforce, Uber, and IKEA - that give us new ways of living, thinking, or doing business, often solving problems we didn't know we had. In Play Bigger, the authors assemble their findings to introduce the new discipline of category design. By applying category design, companies can create new demand where none existed, conditioning customers' brains so they change their expectations and buying habits. While this discipline defines the tech industry, it applies to every kind of industry and even to personal careers. Crossing the Chasm revolutionized how we think about new products in an existing market. The Innovator's Dilemma taught us about disrupting an aging market. Now, Play Bigger is transforming business once again, showing us how to create the market itself.
Â©2016 Alan Ramadan, Dave Peterson, and Christoph (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
Raw, straightforward, and powerful, Ed Kugler's account of his two years as a Marine scout-sniper in Vietnam vividly captures his experiences there - the good, the bad, and the ugly. After enlisting in the Marines at 17, then being wounded in Santo Domingo during the Dominican crisis, Kugler arrived in Vietnam in early 1966. As a new sniper with the 4th Marines, Kugler picked up bush skills while attached to 3d Force Recon Company, and then joined the grunts. To take advantage of that experience, he formed the Rogues, a five-sniper team that hunted in the Co Bi-Than Tan Valley. His descriptions of long, tense waits, sudden deadly action, and countersniper ambushes are fascinating. In Dead Center, Kugler demonstrates the importance to a sniper of patience, marksmanship, bush skills, and guts - while underscoring exactly what a country demands of its youth when it sends them to war.
Â©1999 Ed Kugler (P)2014 Tantor
The consensus view of the Civil War - that it was first and foremost a war to restore the Union, and an antislavery war only later when it became necessary for Union victory - dies here. James Oakesâs groundbreaking history shows how deftly Lincoln and congressional Republicans pursued antislavery throughout the war, pragmatic in policy but steadfast on principle. In the disloyal South the federal government quickly began freeing slaves, immediately and without slaveholder compensation, as they fled to Union lines. In the loyal Border States the Republicans tried coaxing officials into abolishing slavery gradually with promises of compensation. As the devastating war continued with slavery still entrenched, Republicans embraced a more aggressive military emancipation, triggered by the Emancipation Proclamation. Finally it took a constitutional amendment on abolition to achieve the Unionâs primary goal in the war. Here, in a magisterial history, are the intertwined stories of emancipation and the Civil War.
Â©2012 James Oakes (P)2012 Gildan Media LLC
The essential guide to standing up for your values at work.Â Protect your integrity by committing toÂ The Conscience Code. A fast-track colleague elbowing their way up the corporate ladder in your organization is faking their sales reports. Your entrepreneur boss asks you to lie to would-be investors. The team leader is a serial sexual harasser. What should you do? Nobody prepared you for this part of professional life. You face a gut-wrenching choice: âgo along to get alongâ or risk your job by speaking up for what you know is right. At the Wharton School of Business, MBA students have shared all these stories, and many more, with award-winning Professor G. Richard Shell. They want to stay true to themselves but fear the consequences of speaking up - for their families, office relationships, and ultimately, their careers. They are not alone. Surveys show that more than 40 percent of employees report seeing ethical misconduct at work, and most fail to report it - killing office morale and allowing the wrong people to set the example. Shell createdÂ The Conscience CodeÂ to point to a better path: recognize that these conflicts are coming, learn to spot them, then follow a research-based, step-by-step approach for resolving them skillfully. Â By committing to the code, you can replace regret with long-term career success as a leader of conscience. The Conscience Code: Solves a crucial problem faced by professionals everywhere: What should they do when they are asked to compromise their core values to achieve organizational goals? Teaches listeners to recognize and overcome the five organizational forces that push people toward actions they later regret. Lays out a systematic, values-to-action process that people at all levels can follow to maintain their integrity while achieving true success in their lives and careers. Driven by dramatic, real-world examples from Shellâs classroom, todayâs headlines, and classic cases of corporate wrongdoing,Â The Conscience CodeÂ shows how to create value-based workplaces where everyone can thrive.Â
Â©2021 G. Richard Shell (P)2021 Thomas Nelson
What keeps us from flourishing in our spiritual lives is a neglect of the inner life of the soul. And more and more today, this neglect is driven by our ambition to accomplish something big outside ourselves. We live in a society that pressures us to achieve professionally, socially, and through the constant acquisition of material possessions. Drawing on a wide range of sources including scripture, church history, psychology, and neuroscience, as well as a rich variety of stories from his own life, Ken Shigematsu demonstrates how the gospel redeems our desires and reorders our lives. He offers fresh perspective on how certain spiritual practices help orient our lives so that our souls can flourish in the midst of a demanding, competitive society. And he concludes with a liberating and counter-cultural definition of true greatness. This book will appeal to anyone who longs to experience a deeper relationship with Christ in the midst of the daily pressures to succeed, as well as to those on the borderlands of faith seeking to transcend the human tendency to define ourselves by our production and success. Discussion questions available in the audiobook companion PDF download. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
Â©2018 Ken Shigematsu (P)2018 Zondervan
There is no story in 20th-century history more important to understand than Hitlerâs rise to power and the collapse of civilization in Nazi Germany. With The Coming of the Third Reich, Richard Evans, one of the worldâs most distinguished historians, has written the definitive account for our time. A masterful synthesis of a vast body of scholarly work integrated with important new research and interpretations, Evansâs history restores drama and contingency to the rise to power of Hitler and the Nazis, even as it shows how ready Germany was by the early 1930s for such a takeover to occur. The Coming of the Third Reich is a masterwork of the historianâs art and the book by which all others on the subject will be judged.
Â©2005 Richard J. Evans (P)2010 Gildan Media Corp
From pastor and New York Times best-selling author Timothy Keller comes the perfect gift for the holidays - a profoundly moving and intellectually provocative examination of the Nativity story. Even people who are not professing Christians think they are familiar with the story of the Nativity. Every Christmas, displays of Jesus resting in a manger populate lawns and churchyards, and songs about shepherds and angels fill the air. Yet despite the abundance of these Christian references in popular culture, how many of us have examined the hard edges of this biblical story? In his new book, Timothy Keller takes listeners on an illuminating journey into the surprising background of the Nativity. By understanding the message of hope and salvation within the Bible's account of Jesus' birth, listeners will experience the redeeming power of God's grace in a meaningful and deeper way.
Â©2016 Timothy Keller (P)2016 Penguin Audio
In The Little Book of Main Street Money, Clements brings us back to basics, with common sense suggestions for intelligent money management. Chock-full of financial guidance that will stand up in any market, the book also reflects a financial philosophy that Clements has developed over a lifetime of watching Wall Street and writing about money - and that is even more important in the current volatile market. From the big picture (home, retirement, financial happiness) to the micro (taxes, inflation, investment costs), he offers clear-cut advice for taking control of your financial life, detailing the strategies needed to thrive in today's tough economic times. The 21 truths outlined throughout this book are a guiding light for everyone, young and old, whether starting out or soon retiring. Each chapter reads like a Clements column - clear, pithy, and feisty. From the obvious to the counterintuitive, the truths will bolster your returns, cut your costs, and give you financial peace of mind. Collectively, the 21 truths show you how to think about your entire financial life-not just stocks and bonds, but your home, your debts, your financial promises to your children, your income-earning ability, and so much more. They will help you not only survive today's treacherous financial terrain, but also prepare you for success tomorrow. Renowned for his spirited writing and shrewd investment guidance, Clements is the sane voice investors need to stay grounded in the midst of so much financial insanity.
Â©2009 Jonathan Clements (P)2009 Gildan
Start-Up Nation addresses the trillion-dollar question: How is it that Israel - a country of 7.1 million, only 60 years old, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, with no natural resources - produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful, and stable nations like Japan, China, India, Korea, Canada, and the UK? With the savvy of foreign policy insiders, Senor and Singer examine the lessons of the country's adversity-driven culture, which flattens hierarchy and elevates informality - all backed up by government policies focused on innovation. In a world where economies as diverse as Ireland, Singapore, and Dubai have tried to re-create the "Israel effect", there are entrepreneurial lessons well worth noting. As America reboots its own economy and can-do spirit, there's never been a better time to look at this remarkable and resilient nation for some impressive, surprising clues.
Â©2009 Dan Senor and Saul Singer (P)2009 Gildan Media Corp
Are you still trying to figure out what to do with your life? Are you considering a career in real estate, finance, or insurance? What about becoming a mortgage broker? Be the Better Broker is a series of books that teaches the core principles of successful mortgage brokering. This volume focuses on the traits, habits, and skills to start forming before you enter the business. This is the top producer starter kit. This book is about putting you on a path to success prior to being licensed. It's loaded with specific actions to take today, actions that will improve your value to clients and employers alike. Are you ready to be the better broker?
Â©2016 Dustan Woodhouse (P)2016 Dustan Woodhouse
If you cut off a spider's leg, it's crippled; if you cut off its head, it dies. But if you cut off a starfish's leg, it grows a new one, and the old leg can grow into an entirely new starfish. What's the hidden power behind the success of Wikipedia, craigslist, and Skype? What do eBay and General Electric have in common with the abolitionist and women's rights movements? What fundamental choice put General Motors and Toyota on vastly different paths? How could winning a Supreme Court case be the biggest mistake MGM could have made? After five years of ground-breaking research, Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom share some unexpected answers, gripping stories, and a tapestry of unlikely connections. The Starfish and the Spider argues that organizations fall into two categories: traditional "spiders", which have a rigid hierarchy and top-down leadership, and revolutionary "starfish", which rely on the power of peer relationships. The Starfish and the Spider explores what happens when starfish take on spiders (such as the music industry vs. Napster, Kazaa, and the P2P services that followed). It reveals how established companies and institutions, from IBM to Intuit to the U.S. government, are also learning how to incorporate starfish principles to achieve success. This audiobook explores: How the Apaches fended off the powerful Spanish army for 200 years The power of a simple circle The importance of catalysts who have an uncanny ability to bring people together How the Internet has become a breeding ground for leaderless organizations How Alcoholics Anonymous has reached untold millions with only a shared ideology and without a leader The Starfish and the Spider is that rare book that will change how you understand the world around you.
Â©2006 Decentralized Revolutions, LLC (P)2007 Gildan Media Corp
From the renowned, best-selling author of The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, an authorized collection of writings that unlock the secret to extraordinary success that lies within each of us. Millions have embraced Joseph Murphy's writings, including the phenomenal best seller The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, a beloved classic that sits alongside the works of Napoleon Hill, Dale Carnegie, and Norman Vincent Peale. This new collection, authorized by the Joseph Murphy Trust, focuses on prosperity - and the simple yet powerful ways we can focus our attention and beliefs to achieve life goals, obtain riches, and live the life of our dreams.Â Whether you are a longtime fan of Murphy's insights or are discovering his work for the first time, this powerful and deceptively simple volume will illuminate the path to success. Comprised of original writings including some that have never been published in book form, along with modern-day updates, examples, and insights for the contemporary listener, the book goes beyond what we've already heard about the law of attraction and the power of positive thinking to reveal the ability that each of us has to manifest remarkable change in our lives.
Â©2020 The Joseph Murphy Trust (P)2020 Penguin Audio
Einsteinâs ShadowÂ follows a team of elite scientists on a historic mission to take the first picture of a black hole, putting Einsteinâs theory of relativity to its ultimate test and helping to answer our deepest questions about space, time, the origins of the universe, and the nature of reality. Photographing a black hole sounds impossible, a contradiction in terms. But Shep Doeleman and a global coalition of scientists are on the cusp of doing just that.Â With exclusive access to the team, journalist Seth Fletcher spent five years following Shep and an extraordinary cast of characters as they assembled the Event Horizon Telescope, a virtual radio observatory the size of the Earth. He witnessed their struggles, setbacks, and breakthroughs, and along the way, he explored the latest thinking on the most profound questions about black holes. Do they represent a limit to our ability to understand reality? Or will they reveal the clues that lead to the long-sought theory of everything? Fletcher transforms astrophysics into something exciting, accessible, and immediate, taking us on an incredible adventure to better understand the complexity of our galaxy, the boundaries of human perception and knowledge, and how the messy human endeavor of science really works. Weaving a compelling narrative account of human ingenuity with excursions into cutting-edge science,Â Einsteinâs ShadowÂ is a tale of great minds on a mission to change the way we understand our universe - and our place in it. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the supplemental enhancement PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
Â©2018 Sean Fletcher (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers
This true lost manuscript from the "grandfather of self-help", Napoleon Hill, provides timeless wisdom on how to attain a more successful and wealthy life using simple principles. Napoleon Hill first wrote The Path to Personal Power in 1941, intending it as a handbook for people lifting themselves out of the Great Depression. But upon the bombing of Pearl Harbor and America's entrance into World War II, these lessons were put aside and largely forgotten - until today. Discovered in the archives of the Napoleon Hill Foundation, this never-before-published work is made up of three easily digested lessons, each its own chapter: Definiteness of Purpose; the Master Mind; and Going the Extra Mile. This concise audiobook is a powerful road map that leads to a single discovery - you already have the power to attain whatever wealth, success, and prosperity you desire in life. All you need to do is walk the path without straying, and the rest will follow. Using these lessons, you have principles to live by that will help you stay on your own personal path to power and achieve success that you never thought possible.
Â©2017 The Napoleon Hill Foundation (P)2017 Gildan Media LLC
800 CEO READ's Business Book Best Seller In this fast-paced business parable, fed-up boss Harvey Hardnose sends a struggling salesperson, Alan Atleaster, into the care of eccentric sales coach Carl Contrario. Over the next eight weekends, Alan strives to hold on to his job...by learning, and living, the Eight Rules of the Contrarian Salesperson: 1. Zig When Others Zag2. Sell Adult to Adult3. Everything Is an Iceberg4. No Coasting5. Manage Behavior, Not Results6. Use a Sales Process7. Embrace Deliberate Practice8. If You Feel It, Say It Based on the field-tested principles of the Sandler Selling System, The Contrarian Salesperson gives sales professionals a compulsively listenable primer on the eight essential elements of non-traditional selling. As Carl Contrario puts it: "Contrarian salespeople are all about doing the opposite of what other salespeople do...because if you act like every other salesperson, you're going to be treated like every other salesperson!"
Â©2016 Sandler Systems, Inc. (P)2017 Gildan Media, LLC
Following the Book of Job, Dr. Joseph Murphy shows that you have the power within to solve all of your problems, however hopeless they may seem. The biblical tale of a righteous man beset with unbelievable suffering is revealed here as a drama of consciousness, in which a change of mind unleashes even more extraordinary power, transforming every misfortune into happiness, prosperity, and peace of mind.
Â©1959 Dr. Joseph Murphy (P)2016 Gildan Media LLC
Was Joe McCarthy a bellicose, shameless witch hunter who whipped up hysteria, ruined the reputation of innocents, and unleashed a destructive carnival of smears and guilt-by-association accusations? Were McCarthy and McCarthyism the worst things to happen to American politics in the postwar era? Or was McCarthy just a well-intentioned politician who seized a legitimate issue with the fervor of a true believer? Perhaps something in between. For the first time, here is a biography of Joe McCarthy that cuts through the clichÃ©s and misconceptions surrounding this central figure of the "red scare" of the '50s and reexamines his life and legacy in the light of newly declassified archival sources from the FBI, the National Security Agency, the US Congress, the Pentagon, and the former Soviet Union. After more than four decades, here is the untold story of America's most hated political figure, shorn of the rhetoric and stereotypes of the past. Joseph McCarthy explains how this farm boy from Wisconsin sprang up from a newly confident postwar America and how he embodied the hopes and anxieties of a generation caught in the toils of the Cold War. It shows how McCarthy used the explosive issue of Communist spying in the '30s and '40s to challenge the Washington political establishment and catapult himself into the headlines. Above all, it gives us a picture of the red scare far different from and more accurate than the one typically portrayed in the news media and the movies. We now know that the Communist spying McCarthy fought against was amazingly extensive - reaching to the highest levels of the White House and the top-secret Manhattan Project. Herman has the facts to show in detail which of McCarthy's famous anti-Communist investigations were on target (such as the notorious cases of Owen Lattimore and Irving Peress, the army's "pink dentist") and which were not (including the case that led to McCarthy's final break with Whittaker Chambers). When McCarthy accused two American employees of the United Nations of being Communists, he was widely criticized - but he was right. When McCarthy called Owen Lattimore "Moscow's top spy", he was again assailed - but we now know Lattimore was a witting aid to Soviet espionage networks. McCarthy often overreached himself. "But McCarthy was often right." In Joseph McCarthy, Arthur Herman reveals the human drama of a fascinating, troubled, and self-destructive man who was often more right than wrong and yet in the end did more harm than good.
Â©2000 Arthur Herman (P)2016 Recorded Books
A conservative historian defends Americaâs past by debunking four dozen common liberal myths In this follow-up to the best-selling A Patriotâs History of the United States, Professor Larry Schweikart once again challenges liberal historians and their shameful attempts to distort our countryâs legacy. This time he takes on authors of popular textbooks who, in an effort to be politically correct, tarnish Americaâs image in the eyes of our high school and college students. The problem isnât that liberal authors present their opinions or interpretations of history from an obvious left-wing bias. The problem is authors who actually distort facts and manipulate data in an effort to appear objective and unbiased while furthering their leftist objectives. Students learn, for example, that the Founding Fathers were elitists who drafted the Constitution in order to protect their own economic interests; that Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation only because he needed black soldiers; That racist groups such as the KKK represented our society in the early twentieth century; that the failures of capitalism caused the Great Depression. All false, as readers will discover.
Â©2008 Larry Schweikart (P)2010 Penguin Audio
Locked in battle with both his adult appetites and his most private childhood demons, Kent Russell hungers for immersive experience and revelation, and his essays take us to society's ragged edges, the junctures between savagery and civilization. He pitches a tent at an annual four-day music festival in Illinois, among the misunderstood, thick-as-thieves fans who self-identify as Juggalos. He treks to the end of the continent to visit a legendary hockey enforcer, the granddaddy of all tough guys, to see how he's preparing for his last foe: obsolescence. He spends a long weekend getting drunk with a self-immunizer who is willing to prove that he has conditioned his body to withstand the bites of the most venomous snakes. And in the piercing interstitial meditations between these essays, Russell introduces us to his own raging and inimitable forebears. Blistering and deeply personal, I Am Sorry to Think I Have Raised a Timid Son records Russell's quest to understand, through his journalistic subjects, his own appetites and urges, his persistent alienation, and, above all, his knotty, volatile, vital relationship with his father.
Â©2015 Kent Russell (P)2015 Tantor
"You Can Have No Conflict Without Being Yourselves the Aggressors": The Fort Sumter Crisis (March - April 1861): Lincoln struggles with William Seward's thirst for power while the Fort Sumter question comes to the forefront of the nation's politics. To supply Fort Sumter would incite hostilities with the South and to desert Sumter would imply acknowledgment of the Confederacy. It is a decision that cannot be made lightly. As time goes by without a verdict, the North starts to question the strength of their government. Seizing the opportunity, Seward secretly begins negotiations with the South based on unfounded promises. Out of time, Lincoln makes a fateful decision. "I Intend to Give Blows": The Hundred Days (April - July 1861): War has begun. Lincoln hesitates calling a session of Congress amidst fears of interference with the war effort. Needing to defend the capital, he calls for the Union militia. The brash proclamation offends many in the Upper South and Borderline States. A few refuse to allow troops to cross their borders, infuriating inhabitants in Washington. The wait for reinforcements begins. Measures are taken to prevent States from secession. The army, which has been neglected by Congress and state governments, has difficulty mobilizing due to corruption and neglect. Lincoln must explain his actions to a half formed Congress. Defeat at the battle of Bull's Run has unforeseen results. "Sitzkrieg": The Phony War: (August 1861 - January 1862): A commander by the name of George B. McClellan is placed in complete control of the Union army. Snobbish and arrogant, he treats many in the White House with little respect, including the president. For six months, no offense is made from either side of the war. People grow impatient for action. In Missouri, Commander John Freemont attempts to rebel and establish an independent government. Two envoys from the Confederacy, bound for Great Britain, are captured by the Union. The affair leads to talks of a war with Britain. Lincoln begins to address the issue of slavery. "This Damned Old House": The Lincoln Family in the Executive Mansion: The troublesome Lincoln children and the expensive taste of his wife bring difficulty to the functionality of the White House. Mary convinces Lincoln to give government positions to family and friends. Her manner and susceptibility towards flattery make it easy for others to take advantage. The First Lady soon becomes involved in scandal. One such a scandal involving monetary fraud and blackmail caused outrage throughout the capital. In midst of war, the public was unimpressed with the extravagancies of the White House while loyal soldiers marched in rags. Mary's luxurious lifestyle had the unfortunate effect of not only damaging her image, but her husband's as well.
Â©2009 Michael Burligame (P)2012 Gildan Media LLC
Do you want to improve your relationships and experience lasting personal change? Join Curt Thompson, MD, on an amazing journey to discover the surprising pathways for transformation hidden inside your own mind. Integrating new findings in neuroscience and attachment with Christian spirituality, Dr. Thompson reveals how it is possible to rewire your mind, altering your brain patterns and literally making you more like the person God intended you to be. Explaining discoveries about the brain in layman's terms, he shows how you can be mentally transformed through spiritual practices, interaction with scripture, and connections with other people. He also provides practical exercises to help you experience healing in areas where you've been struggling. Insightful and challenging, Anatomy of the Soul illustrates how learning about one of God's most miraculous creations - your brain - can enrich your life, your relationships, and your impact on the world around you.
Â©2010 Curt Thompson (P)2016 Tantor
In an age in which the lack of independent public intellectuals has often been sorely lamented, the historian Tony Judt played a rare and valuable role, bringing together history and current events, Europe and America, what was and what is with what should be. In When the Facts Change, Tony Judt's widow and fellow historian Jennifer Homans has assembled an essential collection of the most important and influential pieces written in the last 15 years of Judt's life, the years in which he found his voice in the public sphere. Included are seminal essays on the full range of Judt's concerns, including Europe as an idea and in reality, before 1989 and thereafter; Israel, the Holocaust and the Jews; American hyperpower and the world after 9/11; and issues of social inclusion and social justice in an age of increasing inequality. Judt was at once most at home and in a state of what he called internal exile from his native England, from Europe, and from America, and he finally settled in New York - between them all. He was a historian of the 20th century acutely aware of the dangers of ethnic exceptionalism, and if he was shaped by anything, it was the Jewish past and his own secularism. His essays on Israel ignited a firestorm debate for their forthright criticisms of Israeli government polices relating to the Palestinians and the occupied territories. Those crucial pieces are published here in book form for the first time, including an essay, never previously published, called "What Is to Be Done?" These pieces are suffused with a deep compassion for the Israeli dilemma, a compassion that instilled in Judt a sense of responsibility to speak out and try to find a better path, away from what he saw as a road to ruin.
Â©2015 Tony Judt (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC
Info We Trust celebrates data storytelling, as explained by one of the field's most talented creators. Both engineer and artist, R. J. Andrews draws on disciplines from across the human experience to show how to create new ways of seeing the world. And most importantly, to build powerful data-driven information that is worthy of trust. Maps, charts, and diagrams are the artifacts we use to picture information. But the lively exchanges these objects spark are what create meaning. How they inform - what they tell us and how they impact our decisions - matters most. This audiobook shows how to arrange data into stories that deliver insights and inspiration. Rich with practical details, Info We Trust surfaces timeless principles to empower all to grow our knowledge and do great things together with data. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
Â©2019 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2019 Gildan Media
For most salespeople, "accountability" is a terrifying word.Â It usually conjures up images of micromanagers controlling their employees' every move. It may even trigger memories of doing punishment laps, push-ups, or other hated chores because we failed to live up to an ambiguous standard.Â In Accountability the Sandler Way, Hamish Knox shows how sales managers can create an accountability-driven work culture for their teams and themselves...by investing just 20 minutes a week in the classic Sandler sales and management principles. Sandler clients - both managers and salespeople - discover that sustainable success in the world of sales comes from being accountable to specific, measurable actions.Â For listeners of this audiobook, "accountability" means something very different than what it means for others. It means creating clarity for yourself and your employees around goals (yours and theirs), the path to achieve those goals (yours and theirs) and the consequences triggered by failing to stick to the path. Don't get nervous - no one's going to have to do any punishment laps!Â Accountability the Sandler Way gives you all the tools you need to implement a sustainable accountability program for yourself and your team...even when time is tight.
Â©2014 Sandler Systems, Inc. (P)2018 Gildan Media
From New York Times best-selling author and pastor Timothy Keller, a book celebrating and exploring the spiritual meaning of birth and baptism Significant events such as birth, marriage, and death are milestones in our lives in which we experience our greatest happiness and our deepest grief. And so it is profoundly important to understand how to approach and experience these occasions with grace, endurance, and joy. In On Birth, Timothy Keller - theologian and best-selling author - helps us understand both physical and spiritual birth, as well as how baptism connects the two. With wisdom, joy, and compassion, Keller draws on 45 years as a pastor and a parent to consider what it means to receive a new birth as well as to be reborn. The perfect gift for someone who is about to become a parent or is searching for the true meaning of Christianity, On Birth is a short, powerful book that illuminates God's vision of life.
Â©2020 Timothy Keller (P)2020 Penguin Audio
As each new generation of entrepreneurs emerges, there is a renewed interest in how venture capital deals come together. Yet there really is no definitive guide to venture capital deals. Nobody understands this better than authors Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson. For more than seventeen years, they've been involved in hundreds of venture capital financings, and now, with Venture Deals, they share their experiences in this field with you. Inspired by a series of blog posts - created by the authors after a particularly challenging deal - this reliable resource demystifies the venture capital financing process and helps you gain a practical perspective of this dynamic discipline. Whether you're an experienced or aspiring entrepreneur, venture capitalist, or lawyer who partakes in these particular types of deals, you can benefit from the insights found throughout this book. Engaging and informative, Venture Deals skillfully outlines the essential elements of the venture capital term sheet - from terms related to economics to terms related to control. Feld and Mendelson strive to give a balanced view of the particular terms along with the strategies to getting to a fair deal. In addition to examining the nuts and bolts of the term sheet, Venture Deals also introduces you to the various participants in the process, discusses how fundraising works, reveals how VC firms operate, and describes how to apply different negotiating tactics to your deals. You'll also gain valuable insights into several common legal issues most startups face and, as a bonus, discover what a typical letter of intent to acquire your company looks like.
Â©2011 Jason Mendelson, Brad Feld (P)2011 Gildan Media Corp
"Breakaway ideas come to those who are in the habit of looking for them." -from the Introduction Ideas are arguably the most valuable asset in an information-based economy. But how do you find the best ideas - the kind that can boost careers, change organizations, and ramp up the value of projects? Why do some people seem to come up with these ideas whenever they need them? In this myth-busting audio book, the authors reveal that great business ideas do not spring from innate creativity, or necessarily from the minds of brilliant people. High-value ideas come to those who are in the habit of looking for such ideas - all around them, all the time. These are the Idea Huntersâ¦who do not buy into the notion that the only great idea is a pristinely original one. They understand that game-changing ideas are already out there, waiting to be spotted and shaped into an innovation. The authors present an eclectic band of Idea Hunters, including Thomas Edison, Mary Kay Ash, Walt Disney, Warren Buffett, Apple's Phil Schiller, and the leaders of Twitter, Pixar Animation Studios, and the Boston Beer Company, and unveil a strategy for unearthing new ideas in any industry or organization. It is a must-have resource for anyone who wants to tap into the successful business ideas that are just waiting to be rediscovered.
Â©2011 Andy Boynton, Bill Fischer, William Bole (P)2011 Gildan Media Corp
The Odyssey and The Iliad are retold in a glorious saga of courage and magical adventure. Authored in a manner that will delight both young and old, this is a great way to learn the immortal epics of Homer.Â
Public Domain (P)2012 InAudio
"Hold On with a Bulldog Grip and Chew and Choke as Much as Possible": The Grand Offensive: (MayâAugust 1864): The Spring Offensive is launched. A bogus presidential proclamation calling for volunteers and prayers causes panic throughout the North. Grant and Lee battle for six weeks until severe losses force them to a halt. Congressional Radicals pass a bill that will allow Southern States readmittance to the Union as long as they give an oath that they never supported the Confederacy. Southern leaders spread bogus peace overtures. Lincoln reaffirms his commitment to the Emancipation. "The Wisest Radical of All": Reelection: (SeptemberâNovember 1864): McClellan is nominated by Democrats to run against Lincoln. Democrats launch a personal attack against Abraham and Mary Lincoln. The president defines the significance of the Unionâs cause. Maryland celebrates the Emancipation. The national election is held despite the war. Lincoln wins a second term. "Let the Thing Be Pressed": Victory at Last: (November 1864âApril 1865): Chase is appointed Chief of Justice. The Bixby letter is written. Lincoln drafts his annual message to Congress. The president is hounded by office seekers, only finding solace in music dramas. Plans are made to secure the 13th amendment. The Hampton Roads Conference fails to negotiate an end to the war. Lincoln gives his second inaugural address and visits the army front. Richmond is captured and the rebels are finally defeated. "I Feel a Presentiment That I Shall Not Outlast the Rebellion. When It Is Over, My Work Will Be Done." The Final Days: (April 9â15, 1865): Lincoln predicts that he will not live long after the war. He begins to deal with the issues of Reconstruction. The president carries out what is to be his last public speech and final cabinet meeting. White supremacist John Wilkes Booth is enraged at the proposal of blacks becoming citizen-voters. His belief in white superiority and hatred of Republicans drives him to conspire against the government. On April 14, 1865, Booth assassinates Lincoln in Fordâs Theater. The nation goes into mourning.
Â©2009 Michael Burligame (P)2012 Gildan Media LLC
One of the most beautiful, soul-stirring stories in the Bible is the loving, moving account of Ruth and Boaz. Ruth means that which lovingly clings. Boaz means God's truth. These are the two pillars which lead to the Holy of Holies within you.
Â©1958 Dr. Joseph Murphy (P)2016 Gildan Media LLC
In 2009, at the peak of the financial crisis, AIG - the American insurance behemoth - was sinking fast. It was the peg upon which the nation hung its ire and resentment during the financial crisis: the pinnacle of Wall Street arrogance and greed. When Bob Benmosche climbed aboard as CEO, it was widely assumed that he would go down with his ship. In mere months he turned things around, pulling AIG from the brink of financial collapse and restoring its profitability. Before three years were up, AIG had fully repaid its staggering debt to the US government - with interest. Good for the Money is an unyielding leader's memoir of a career spent fixing companies through thoughtful, unconventional strategy. With his brash, no-holds-barred approach to the job, Benmosche restored AIG's employee morale and good name. His is a story of perseverance, told with refreshing irreverence in unpretentious terms. Called "an American hero" by Andrew Ross Sorkin, author of Too Big to Fail, Benmosche was a self-made man who never forgot what life is like for the nation's 99 percent; again and again he pushed back against obstinate colleagues to salvage American jobs and industry. Good for the Money affords you a front-row seat for Benmosche's heated battles with major players, from Geithner to Obama to Cuomo, and offers incomparable lessons in leadership from the legendary CEO who changed the way Wall Street does business.
Â©2016 Bob Benmosche (P)2016 Gildan Media LLC
If you want to reach optimal success in your life, these three best-selling success guides of all time - Think and Grow Rich, As a Man Thinketh, and The Power of Your Subconscious Mind - will coach you to optimize the person you were born to be!
Â©2017 Gildan Media LLC (P)2017 Gildan Media LLC
The definitive resource for effective sales leadership, based on the proven principles of the Sandler Selling System. Here's a mystery. We have a common language and a common process for every single department in the organization...except sales. Everyone in accounting talks the same language. In marketing, there's a very analytical process by which team members agree to measure the results. In operations, or engineering, or any other part of the organization you care to name, everyone agrees on the process by which the work gets done, and everyone agrees on the key terms that connect to that process. Yet sales, for some reason, typically doesn't have a consistent process that managers and employees can understand and agree to follow. In fact on most sales teams, salespeople tend to resist any attempt to establish a consistent process for the team as a whole...and managers tend to let them! Why? The Sandler Rules for Sales Leaders details a sales management process that works. It offers 49 timeless, proven principles for effective sales leadership, based on the Sandler Selling System. The audiobook is the sequel to the Wall Street Journal best seller The Sandler Rules, also authored by David Mattson.
Â©2017 Sandler Systems, Inc. (P)2017 Gildan Media, LLC
Revealing the tricks leading to success that today's market wizards keep up their sleeves, The Little Book of Trading is the resource you need to get all markets working for you again. Recent events have left the average individual investor extremely dubious about playing the markets. But just because some unprepared individuals have paid for their mistakes is no reason to stay away from taking advantage of trending opportunities that, with a little careful planning, can yield exceptional results. Market fluctuation is nothing new, but there is a set of rules and philosophies you can rely on to get the market back on your side, regardless of whether times are good or bad. Drawing on author Michael Covel's own extensive experience in the trading world, as well as tips and insights gathered from some of the world's most successful traders, this book identifies the tools, concepts, psychologies, and philosophies that will keep your money growingâand safeâeven when the next bubble bursts or the next crisis hits. With each chapter featuring easy-to-understand advice from a top trader or trading firm that has won by beating mutual-fund performance, this Little Book prepares the cautious, would-be investor to make money like an old hand and presents a revolutionary new argument: that mutual funds, long the investment vehicle of choice for people looking for security in retirement, are no longer to be relied on. With everything you need to grab all markets by the horns, this book provides a comprehensive overview of active investing strategies and risk-management techniques that you can easily use to your best advantage.
Â©2011 Michael Covel (P)2011 Gildan Media Corp
The first audiobook to explore the unique leadership style of Boeing's acclaimed CEO. Jim McNerney was one of Jack Welch's top protÃ©gÃ©s at General Electric and a finalist to replace the retiring Welch as CEO. McNerney lost that competition in 2001, but since then he has emerged as one of the most effective leaders of his generation. You Can't Order Change tells the amazing story of McNerney's turnaround at the world's leading aircraft manufacturer, which had faced a series of tough problems. Boeing is extremely hard to run, with more than $66 billion in annual revenue and 161,000 employees. A new product like the 787 Dreamliner costs billions to develop over many years, with global production hurdles and little margin for error. Peter Cohan interviewed people who worked with McNerney throughout his career to explain why his consensus-driven style sets him apart. The title comes from a McNerney quote about the importance of winning hearts and minds with a clear vision of future success. McNerney combines Midwestern integrity and humility with the brilliance and drive of a Harvard Business School and McKinsey alum. This audiobook reveals his approach to accountability, growth, cost cutting, leadership development, customer focus, and other universal challenges.
Â©2008 Peter S. Cohan (P)2017 Gildan Media LLC
Our planet is suffering from serious environmental problems: coastal flooding due to severe storms caused in part by atmospheric pollution, diminishing natural resources such as clean water, and so on. But while these problems plague planet Earth, two-thirds of our globe is ocean. The seas can be home to pioneers, seasteaders, who are willing to homestead the Blue Frontier. Oil platforms and cruise ships already inhabit the waters; now it's time to take the next step to full-fledged ocean civilizations. In their fascinating examination of a practical solution to our earthly problems, Joe Quirk and Patri Friedman profile some of the visionaries who are implementing basic concepts of seasteading: farming the oceans for new sources of nutrition; using the seas as a new sustainable energy source; establishing more equitable economies; and reinventing architecture to accommodate the demands of living on the ocean.
Â©2017 The Seasteading Institute (P)2017 Tantor
If you have not encountered Chuang Tzu before, prepare yourself for a treat. He was the sage who stood apart from all others in Chinese history. He was a unique presence, a great mind like no one before or since. Chuang Tzu quickly distinguished himself and became well known for his deep understanding and sense of humor. His mastery was such that he could explain the Tao with simple stories, and his humor was such that he could see the joy in ordinary things. He taught his students about "carefree wandering" - the path of moving through life with a free and happy heart, regardless of how turbulent the journey might be. It is time for modern listeners to join in on the fun. Chuang Tzu's wisdom is not just for Eastern culture but for all of humanity. We may not have the instability or the clash of massive armies indicative of Chuang Tzu's time, but we have a lot of stress and tension in our modern world. Many of us find ourselves fighting little battles on the personal front just to get through the day. We can benefit greatly from Chuang Tzu's teachings. These parables are presented throughout this audiobook and juxtaposed with the charming and intelligent prose of modern-day Taoist teacher and author Derek Lin. Together, Chuang Tzu and Lin will present you with simple lessons that will have a lasting impact on your life.
Â©2015 Derek Lin (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC
Two "blue-collar bulldogs" with a combined half-century of experience share a proven 12-point system for sales success within the complex, multi-layered, and demanding field of manufacturing and logistics. Everyone is selling, all the time - but not everyone sells well, and not everyone realizes that selling is what's happening. This is true to some degree in all aspects of business, but it is particularly true for businesses involved in the manufacturing, distribution, and delivery of products. There are so many different departments that must come together in collaboration to ensure the successful delivery of a product - and consequently a satisfied customer - that everyone along the chain should, ideally, be selling all the time, to everyone, in every department. That's a major task! This book tells managers and salespeople what works when it comes to connecting all the dots...and, just as important, what doesn't work. The system it outlines works for sellers in any company that manufactures, distributes, or delivers products to end users. Selling in Manufacturing and Logistics outlines a proven 12-point system for sales success within these mature vertical sectors of the economy. Jones and Guest's 12 key strategies for sales professionals in this dynamic field, all based on the Sandler Selling System, are as follows: Understand the players Get in front of the right prospects Set the plan Leverage both digital and voice to voice prospecting Take control of the selling day Set expectations Known when to bid...and when not to bid De-commoditize your offering Follow up strategically Think beyond the "close" Grow "accounts" into "relationships" Make accountability a way of life These 12 "blue-collar bulldog" strategies will help you identify the best ways to move the sales process forward, step away from "opportunities" that won't turn into anything, and get today's technology to work for you, rather than you working hard for the technology. If you follow this program, you will have additional time, and more focused time, to spend in front of the right prospects...you will get decisions sooner...and you will close more sales. The book features a special appendix on effective strategies for the hiring and retention of drivers-a perennial "hot button" issue for leaders in these companies.
Â©2017 Sandler Systems, Inc. (P)2018 Gildan Media
NYT and WSJ best-selling author Charlene Li guides business leaders deeper than ever before into the uncomfortable and ever-changing terrain of the digital era. Technology has revolutionized the very idea and nature of relationships between leaders and their followers. Yet many leaders remain stuck at arms length from those they lead and serve, relying on specialized teams to interact with customers, on their direct reports to keep tabs on how employees are doing, and on the digital natives in their organization to stay abreast of new technologies. Now, in The Engaged Leader: A Strategy for Your Digital Transformation, Li helps leaders adapt to the demands and opportunities of digital leadership. To be a true digital leader requires a metamorphosis: You must connect directly by listening, sharing, and engaging using digital technologies. This metamorphosis is not easy, comfortable, or painless - if your palms aren't sweaty or your stomach isn't churning, then you probably aren't really practicing digital leadership. The Engaged Leader addresses why leaders need to master a new way of developing relationships, which begins by stepping out of traditional hierarchies; how to listen at scale, share to shape, and engage to transform; the art of making this transformative mind shift; and the science of applying the right tools to meet your strategic goals. This transformation is not optional. Those who choose not to make this change will be abandoned for those who inspire people to follow them. The Engaged Leader provides leaders with the skills and confidence they need to transform their leadership, and in turn, their organizations. The Engaged Leader also provides guidance to institutions - businesses, communities, and schools - on how to develop and nurture digital leadership. It is a must-listen for anyone who values a deeper connection between leaders and those they serve.
Â©2015 Charlene Li (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC
World-renowned personality expert reveals the truth about something we all want more of - confidence. Millions of people are plagued by low self-confidence. But in Confidence, personality expert Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic shows us that high confidence makes us less likeable, less employable, and less successful in the long run. He reveals the benefits of low confidence (including being more motivated and self-aware), teaches us how to know when to fake it, get ahead at work, improve our social skills, feel better emotionally and physically, and much more. With this engaging, practical study of our minds and emotions, we can become more capable in every facet of life. Based on decades of research, including the author's own groundbreaking work, and filled with fascinating anecdotal evidence, this will appeal to listeners of The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal and Succeed by Heidi Grant Halvorson. Confidence will shatter every myth you've ever believed about self-confidence and its effects on us - ranging from the very personal to the global level.
Â©2013 Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D. (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC
The United States has been spending its way deeper and deeper into the red, and saddling future generations with the mess - but who's paying attention?To answer that question, this companion audiobook to the critically acclaimed documentary I.O.U.S.A. includes some of the most revered voices in the nation, including Warren Buffett; former treasury secretaries Paul O'Neill and Robert Rubin; Pete Peterson, CEO of The Blackstone Group; Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas); and best-selling Empire of Debt author Bill Bonner.Armed with these interviews, historical references, and damning statistics, this audiobook takes a lively and entertaining romp through the four deficits the nation faces: the budget deficit, the personal savings deficit, the trade deficit - and what former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, who resigned abruptly in 2008 over Congress's lack of action, calls the "leadership deficit" in Washington.Defiantly non-partisan, the empowering solutions outlined in this audio are a must-listen for any American who wants to help change "business as usual" in Washington as a new administration heads towards the Oval Office. "We the People" can get our politicians to stop spending, promote responsible economic programs, and hand our children and grandchildren the secure future they deserve.
Â©2008 Addison Wiggin, Kate Incontrera, and David Walker (P)2008 Gildan Media Corp
One of PopSugarâs 25 New Books Everyone Will Be Talking About in September One of New York Post's Required Reading PicksÂ Â The New York Times best-selling author of My Sunshine Away returns with another instant Southern classic: a gripping and heartfelt novel about a mysterious machine that upends a small Louisiana town, asking us all to wonder if who we truly are is who we truly could be. What would you do if you knew your life's potential? That's the question facing the residents of Deerfield, Louisiana, when the DNAMIX machine appears in their local grocery store. It's nothing to look at, really - it resembles a plain photo booth. But its promise is amazing: With just a quick swab of your cheek and two dollars, the device claims to use the science of DNA to tell you your life's potential. With enough credibility to make the townspeople curious, soon the former teachers, nurses, and shopkeepers of Deerfield are abruptly changing course to pursue their destinies as magicians, cowboys, and athletes - including the novel's main characters, Douglas Hubbard and his wife, Cherilyn, who both believed they were perfectly happy until they realized they could dream for more.... Written with linguistic grace and a sense of wonder, The Big Door Prize sparkles with keen observations about what it might mean to stay true to oneself while honoring the bonds of marriage, friendship, and community, and how the glimmer of possibility can pull these bonds apart, bring them back together, and make second chances possible, even under the strangest of circumstances.
Â©2020 M. O. Walsh (P)2020 Penguin Audio
âThis is the most important, dynamic book on the cancers of monopoly by giant corporations written in our generation.â (from the foreword by Ralph Nader, American political activist) American monopolies dominate, control, and consume most of the energy of our entire economic system; they function the same way as cancer does in a body, and like cancer, they weaken our systems while threatening to crash the entire body economics. American monopolies have also seized massive political power and use it to maintain their obscene profits and CEO salaries while crushing small competitors. But Thom Hartmann, Americaâs number one progressive radio host, shows weâve broken the control of behemoths like these before, and we can do it again.Â Hartmann takes us from the birth of America as a revolt against monopoly (remember the Boston Tea Party?), to the largely successful efforts of both Presidents Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt and other like-minded leaders to restrain corporationsâ monopolistic urges, to the massive changes in the rules of business starting during the âReagan Revolutionâ that have brought us to the cancer stage of capitalism. He shows the damage monopolies have done to so many industries: agriculture, healthcare, the media, and more. Individuals have taken a hit as well. The average American family pays a $5,000 a year âmonopoly taxâ in the form of higher prices for everything, from pharmaceuticals to airfare to household goods and food. But Hartmann also describes commonsense, historically rooted measures we can take - such as revitalizing antitrust regulation, taxing great wealth, and getting money out of politics - to pry control of our country from the tentacles of the monopolists.
Â©2020 Thom Hartmann (P)2020 Thom Hartmann
In 1995, economist Rachel Kranton wrote future Nobel Prizeâwinner George Akerlof a letter insisting that his most recent paper was wrong. Identity, she argued, was the missing element that would help to explain why peopleâfacing the same economic circumstancesâwould make different choices. This was the beginning of a 14-year collaborationâand of Identity Economics. Identity economics is a new way to understand peopleâs decisions at work, at school, and at home. With it, we can better appreciate why incentives like stock options work or donât; why some schools succeed and others donât; why some cities and towns donât invest in their futuresâand much, much more. Identity Economics bridges a critical gap in the social sciences. It brings identity and norms to economics. Peopleâs notions of what is proper, and what is forbidden, and for whom, are fundamental to how hard they work, and how they learn, spend, and save. Thus peopleâs identityâtheir conception of who they are, and of who they choose to beâmay be the most important factor affecting their economic lives. And the limits placed by society on peopleâs identity can also be crucial determinants of their economic well-being.
Â©2010 George Akerlof, Rachel Kranton (P)2010 Gildan Media Corp
This is not an audiobook about money; it's about contribution, about human greatness, and about true prosperity beyond money. It's for people who see greater purpose in being wealthy than personal comfort, status, prestige, and an irresponsible sense of freedom. Furthermore, this audiobook will help you to get rid of scarcity in your life through increased awareness and ways to overcome the destructive mode of scarcity and ultimately to cultivate a paradigm of abundance. Most financial teachings today originate from a paradigm of scarcity. With such a root, it's no wonder that the fruits of such teachings are limited at best and destructive at worst. No matter how good the intention, the advice and action based primarily on the scarcity paradigm can never lead to the results that we all want financially. We'll uncover the truth about retirement planning, outline the proper philosophies and principles that true wealth is based on, and help you to practically apply those fundamentals utilizing appropriate products and strategies. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
Â©2016 Garrett Gunderson (P)2016 Gildan Media LLC
Discover the 11 insights that will change the way you think and sell. Improve performance through self-awareness and relationships. Mattson and Seidman - C-level executives at Sandler Training, a world leader in sales training - focus listeners on the 11 core principles that can reshape identity and promote professional growth.Â The Sandler System reveals the insights necessary to shift your own beliefs, behaviors, and attitudes to match those of the highest earning, most successful sales representatives. Excel at selling by overcoming the root causes of negative behaviors. Using the framework of Transactional Analysis, the study of communication and its effect on human development and relationships, readers will understand how they arrived at the results, good or bad, that they have had up until now. Listeners will learn: Why self-control is a powerful weapon and how it creates predictably lucrative relationships.Â How to don their armor going into battle and when to relax in their own castle.Â How to leave their "inner child" in the car during sales calls.
Â©2011 Sandler Systems, Inc. (P)2018 Gildan Media
A lot of business books hold your hand, make you feel good, and are set to convince you that your passion and âuniqueâ business idea are enough to plow through your competition, garner new leads, and make millions just because you can write a business plan that says so. This is not that kind of book. A 20-something hustler, rainmaker, and boot-strapper who has survived and thrived despite never having held the proverbial ârealâ job, Scott Gerber is the ultimate âGeneration Y-er.â Heâs a self-taught serial entrepreneur who built several successful businesses without storied business connections, a business-school background, executive trainingâor investment dollars. And in Never Get a âRealâ Job, he shows you how he succeeded so you can overcome todayâs chronic conditions of mass unemployment, underemployment, and dead-end 9-to-5s. Gerber gives you the no-bull reality on turning your business idea into a viable enterprise capable of generating real income nowâbased on his hard-knocks lessons learned in the entrepreneurial trenches. From the perils of doing too much too fast, to bogging down a promising start-up with infrastructure long before itâs needed, Gerber has experienced firsthand how you can sabotage your own business. Never Get a âRealâ Job will help you avoid the costly mistakes that can take down your enterprise at any time, helping you to get off the ground, establish your business, and keep it successfully up and running. But Gerber isnât just giving you a collection of war stories. He gives you insights from a fellow young entrepreneur on how to start from absolutely nothingâbuilding a viable business model from the groundup. Along with straight-shooting advice on creating contacts and cultivating clients, he offers practical, affordable, step-by-step instructions on how to constantly analyze, refine, and target your business offeringsâwhile minimizing wasted time and keeping you on track. With vast resources like online tools, websites, checklists, and hard coaching, as well as thousands of dollars worth of connections to free and discounted small business services, Never Get a âRealâ Job takes you off the unrewarding resume and cover-letter cycle, while putting you on the road to becoming a self-sufficient business owner and creating a life that gives you a real shot at the success you deserve.
Â©2010 Scott Gerber (P)2011 Gildan Media Corp
Darwin's theory of natural selection explains how useful adaptations are preserved over time. But the biggest mystery about evolution eluded him. As genetics pioneer Hugo de Vries put it, "natural selection may explain the survival of the fittest, but it cannot explain the arrival of the fittest." Can random mutations over a mere 3.8 billion years really be responsible for wings, eyeballs, knees, camouflage, lactose digestion, photosynthesis, and the rest of natureâs creative marvels? And if the answer is no, what is the mechanism that explains evolutionâs speed and efficiency? In Arrival of the Fittest, renowned evolutionary biologist Andreas Wagner draws on over 15 years of research to present the missing piece in Darwin's theory. Using experimental and computational technologies that were heretofore unimagined, he has found that adaptations are not just driven by chance, but by a set of laws that allow nature to discover new molecules and mechanisms in a fraction of the time that random variation would take. Consider the Arctic cod, a fish that lives and thrives within six degrees of the North Pole, in waters that regularly fall below zero degrees. At that temperature, the internal fluids of most organisms turn into ice crystals. And yet, the arctic cod survives by producing proteins that lower the freezing temperature of its body fluids, much like antifreeze does for a car's engine coolant. The invention of those proteins is an archetypal example of natureâs enormous powers of creativity. Meticulously researched, carefully argued, evocatively written, and full of fascinating examples from the animal kingdom, Arrival of the Fittest offers up the final puzzle piece in the mystery of life's rich diversity.
Â©2014 Andreas Wagner (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC
Imagine a young doctor, trained in the latest medical knowledge and state-of-the-art equipment, suddenly transported back to one of the worldâs most isolated and unforgiving environments - Nome, Alaska. Thatâs what happen to Dr. Sims. His plans to become a pediatric surgeon were drastically changed when, on the eve of being drafted into the army to serve as a MASH surgeon in Vietnam, he was offered a commission in the US Public Health for assignment in Anchorage, Alaska, where he was scheduled to act as chief of pediatrics at the Alaska Native Medical Center.Â But life changed along with his military orders when he learned he was being transferred from Anchorage to work as the only physician in Nome. There, he had the awesome responsibility of rendering medical care under archaic conditions to the population of this frontier town plus 13 Eskimo villages in the surrounding Norton Sound area. And he did it alone, with little help and support. All the while, he was pegged as both an âoutsiderâ and an employee of the much-derided federal government.Â In order to do his job, Dr. Sims had to overcome racism, cultural prejudices, and hostility from those who would have liked to see him sent packing. On Call in the Arctic reveals the thrills and the terrors of frontier medicine, showing how Dr. Sims had to rely upon his instincts, improvise, and persevere against all odds in order to help his patients on the icy shores of the Bering Sea.
Â©2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
The America of the near future will look nothing like the America of the recent past. America is in the throes of a demographic overhaul. Huge generation gaps have opened up in our political and social values, our economic well-being, our family structure, our racial and ethnic identity, our gender norms, our religious affiliation, and our technology use. Today's Millennials - well-educated, tech savvy, underemployed twentysomethings - are at risk of becoming the first generation in American history to have a lower standard of living than their parents. Meantime, more than 10,000 Baby Boomers are retiring every single day, most of them not as well prepared financially as they'd hoped. This graying of our population has helped polarize our politics, put stresses on our social safety net, and presented our elected leaders with a daunting challenge: how to keep faith with the old without bankrupting the young and starving the future. Every aspect of our demography is being fundamentally transformed. By mid-century, the population of the United States will be majority non-white and our median age will edge above 40 - both unprecedented milestones. But other rapidly aging economic powers, like China, Germany, and Japan, will have populations that are much older. With our heavy immigration flows, the US is poised to remain relatively young. If we can get our spending priorities and generational equities in order, we can keep our economy second to none. But doing so means we have to rebalance the social compact that binds young and old. In tomorrow's world, yesterday's math will not add up. Drawing on Pew Research Center's extensive archive of public opinion surveys and demographic data, The Next America is a rich portrait of where we are as a nation and where we're headed - toward a future marked by the most striking social, racial, and economic shifts the country has seen in a century.
Â©2014 Paul Taylor (P)2014 Tantor
An eloquent memoir of a young man's life transformed by literature. In A Jane Austen Education, Austen scholar William Deresiewicz turns to the author's novels to reveal the remarkable life lessons hidden within. With humor and candor, Deresiewicz employs his own experiences to demonstrate the enduring power of Austen's teachings. Progressing from his days as an immature student to a happily married man, Deresiewicz's A Jane Austen Education is the story of one man's discovery of the world outside himself. A self-styled intellectual rebel dedicated to writers such as James Joyce and Joseph Conrad, Deresiewicz never thought Austen's novels would have anything to offer him. But when he was assigned to read Emma as a graduate student at Columbia, something extraordinary happened. Austen's devotion to the everyday, and her belief in the value of ordinary lives, ignited something in Deresiewicz. He began viewing the world through Austen's eyes and treating those around him as generously as Austen treated her characters. Along the way, Deresiewicz was amazed to discover that the people in his life developed the depth and richness of literary characters-that his own life had suddenly acquired all the fascination of a novel. His real education had finally begun. Weaving his own story-and Austen's-around the ones her novels tell, Deresiewicz shows how her books are both about education and themselves an education. Her heroines learn about friendship and feeling, staying young and being good, and, of course, love. As they grow up, they learn lessons that are imparted to Austen's reader, who learns and grows by their sides. A Jane Austen Education is a testament to the transformative power of literature, a celebration of Austen's mastery, and a joy to read. Whether for a newcomer to Austen or a lifelong devotee, Deresiewicz brings fresh insights to the novelist and her beloved works. Ultimately, Austen's world becomes indelibly entwined with our own, showing the relevance of her message and the triumph of her vision.
Â©2011 William Deresiewicz (P)2011 Penguin Audio
A leading brain scientist's look at the neurobiology of pleasure - and how pleasures can become addictions. Whether eating, taking drugs, engaging in sex, or doing good deeds, the pursuit of pleasure is a central drive of the human animal. In The Compass of Pleasure Johns Hopkins neuroscientist David J. Linden explains how pleasure affects us at the most fundamental level: in our brain. As he did in his award-winning book, The Accidental Mind, Linden combines cutting-edge science with entertaining anecdotes to illuminate the source of the behaviors that can lead us to ecstasy but that can easily become compulsive. Why are drugs like nicotine and heroin addictive while LSD is not? Why has the search for safe appetite suppressants been such a disappointment? The Compass of Pleasure concludes with a provocative consideration of pleasure in the future, when it may be possible to activate our pleasure circuits at will and in entirely novel patterns.
Â©2011 David J. Linden (P)2011 Gildan Media Corp
We live in a world increasingly ruled by technology; we seem as governed by technology as we do by laws and regulations. Frighteningly often, the influence of technology in and on our lives goes completely unchallenged by citizens and governments. We comfort ourselves with the soothing refrain that technology has no morals and can display no prejudice, and it's only the users of technology who distort certain aspects of it. But is this statement actually true? Dr. Robert Smith thinks it is dangerously untrue in the modern era. Having worked in the field of artificial intelligence for more than 30 years, Smith reveals the mounting evidence that the mechanical actors in our lives do indeed have, or at least express, morals: They're just not the morals of the progressive modern society that we imagined we were moving toward. Instead, as we are just beginning to see - in the US elections and Brexit, to name but a few - there are increasing incidences of machine bigotry, greed, and the crass manipulation of our basest instincts. This book demonstrates how nonscientific ideas have been encoded deep into our technological infrastructure. Offering a rigorous, fresh perspective on how technology has brought us to this place, Rage Inside the Machine challenges the long-held assumption that technology is an apolitical and amoral force.
Â©2019 Robert Elliott Smith (P)2020 Gildan Media
Finish Strong Teen Athlete is Dan Green's follow up to his bestselling book Finish Strong (the book and the mantra the New Orleans Saints used along their journey to become the 2009 Super Bowl Champions). Finish Strong Teen Athlete identifies 16 key principles for developing the champion within, and no matter which sport is played, any teen athlete (male or female) can learn from it. With "quick hit chapters" teens will benefit from this inspiring collection of stories and lessons learned; offering life changing potential. Chapters on topics include: respect, Enthusiams, commitment, priorities, risk, passion, courage,egoals, strength, opportunity, integrity, purpose, faith, vision, dream and patience. Finish Strong Teen Athlete makes a great gift for any teenager (male or female) who loves sports...any sport. The audiobook not only will inspire them to be better at their chosen sport, but it will also prepare them for the game of life. A fantastic guide for parents and coaches alike.
Â©2010 Dan Green (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC
Workplace teams are supposed to harness employees' talents to tackle challenges. But the reality often falls short... Now imagine having a team where everyone steps up and performs all of the leadership tasks. Imagine a team that is constantly sharing knowledge and pushing the envelope - one that does long term planning and produces outstanding performance. A Team of Leaders tells listeners how to design systems that nurture the leadership potential of every employee - the key to creating high-performance teams. The audiobook's proven principles and techniques include: The Five-Stage Team Development Model that maps the transition from traditional to self-directed teams; Best practices in team process design; A Team Value Creation Tool that allows members to appreciate the significance of what they contribute each day; Visual Management; And more. Filled with real-world examples, this fresh approach transforms passive groups of disparate people into effective teams of leaders - workplace teams that work!
Â©2014 Paul Gustavson, Stewart Liff (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC
From New York Times best-selling author and pastor Timothy Keller, a book about facing the death of loved ones, as well as our own inevitable death Significant events such as birth, marriage, and death are milestones in our lives in which we experience our greatest happiness and our deepest grief. And so it is profoundly important to understand how to approach and experience these occasions with grace, endurance, and joy. In a culture that does its best to deny death, Timothy Keller - theologian and best-selling author - teaches us about facing death with the resources of faith from the Bible. With wisdom and compassion, Keller finds in the Bible an alternative to both despair or denial. A short, powerful book, On Death gives us the tools to understand the meaning of death within God's vision of life.
Â©2020 Timothy Keller (P)2020 Penguin Audio
This worldwide bestseller offers simple guidance for building the kind of open and trusting relationships vital for tackling global systemic challenges and developing adaptive, innovative organizations - over 200,000 copies sold and translated into 17 languages! We live, say Edgar and Peter Schein, in a culture of âtell". All too often we tell others what we think they need to know or should do. But whether we are leading or following, what matters most is we get to the truth. We have to develop a commitment to sharing vital facts and identifying faulty assumptions - it can mean the difference between success and failure. This is why we need Humble Inquiry more than ever.Â The Scheins define Humble Inquiry as âthe gentle art of drawing someone out, of asking questions to which you do not know the answer, of building relationships based on curiosity and interest in the other person". It was inspired by Edgarâs 20 years of work in high-hazard industries and the healthcare system, where honest communication can literally means the difference between life and death. In this new edition the authors look at how Humble Inquiry differs from other kinds of inquiry, offer examples of it in action, and show how to overcome the barriers that keep us telling when we should be asking. This edition offers a deepening and broadening of this concept, seeing it as not just a way of posing questions but an entire attitude that includes better listening, better responding to what others are trying to tell us, and better revealing of ourselves. Packed with case examples and a full chapter of exercises and simulations, this is a major contribution to how we see human conversational dynamics and relationships, presented in a compact, personal, and eminently practical way.
Â©2021 Edgar H. Schein, Peter A. Schein (P)2021 Edgar H. Schein, Peter A. Schein
Selling to homeowners is different - and challenging. To succeed in this environment, you need the Sandler Selling System. Selling to Homeowners the Sandler Way shows how the Sandler Selling System delivers career-changing results for salespeople who close deals in the buyer's personal, private domestic space. This kind of selling applies to dozens of industries, from remodeling to insurance. It is profoundly different from business-to-business selling...and it can be challenging. But the Sandler principles that improve performance have been proven to work in every in-home setting, with any product or service.
Â©2015 Sandler Systems, Inc. (P)2018 Gildan Media
If you're ready to take the journey to wealth and personal fulfillment, here's your ticket. In this life-changing audiobook, entrepreneur and inspirational speaker Keith Cameron Smith tells you how to think like a millionaire and reap the benefits of a millionaire mindset. The key to moving beyond the middle class and up the economic ladder is mastering 10 vital principles, including: Millionaires think long-term. The middle class thinks short-term. Create a clear vision of the life you desire, and focus on it. Millionaires talk about ideas. The middle class talks about things and other people. Ask some positive "what if" questions every day, and bounce ideas off successful people who will be honest with you. Millionaires work for profits. The middle class works for wages. Take calculated risks and learn to take advantage of good opportunities. We all want to improve our financial position. In this inspirational and practical guide filled with savvy and sensible advice, Smith upgrades you from coach to first class. If you follow these principles, you can transform your life, and realize your dreams.
Â©2007 Keith Cameron Smith (P)2007 Gildan Media Corp
The Secret Language of Spirit is the culmination of award-winning author and psychic medium William Stillman's wisdom and insights in a fascinating exploration of the sometimes blatant, sometimes hidden spiritual symbolism in our everyday lives. With accessible language, easy-to-understand explanations, and fascinating anecdotes, Stillman introduces to the open-minded layperson an alternate lens through which to view daily interactions with Spirit. Topics unique to this compelling new work include: A thorough explanation of Heaven's inner workings Recognizing Spirit-speak - the silent but ever-present signs and signals that surround us Decoding symbolic patterns found in nature, dreams, our names, and the manifestation of "threes" Associative links in memory that correlate spiritually to music and scents Stillman's most powerful observations may be found in the chapter that correlates spiritual sensitivity with persons with autism, mental illness, and dementia - individuals whose "gibberish" is often dismissed as pathology but may actually provide glimpses into another realm. The Secret Language of Spirit concludes with an empowering chapter that addresses the concepts of abundance and achieving authenticity with Love's Foot Rule - 12 fundamental tenets. Stillman also introduces the principles of passion, pursuit, and prosperity, and how to manifest them in concert with Spirit.
Â©2017 William Stillman (P)2017 Gildan Media LLC
Rethink your business model to incorporate the power of "user" experiences. Whatâs the Future of Business? will galvanize a new movement that aligns the tenets of user experience with the vision of innovative leadership to improve business performance, engagement, and relationships for a new generation of consumerism. It provides an overview of real-world experiences versus "user" experiences in relation to products, services, mobile, social media, and commerce, among others. This audiobook explains why experience is everything and how the future of business will come down to shared experiences. Brian Solis is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders and published authors in new media, and is the author of Engage! and The End of Business as Usual! Discover how user experience design affects your business, and how you can harness its power for meaningful revenue growth. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
Â©2013 Brian Solis (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC
Dr. Joseph Murphy has been acclaimed as a major figure in the human potential movement and a best-selling author of the genre. Born in 1898, he was educated in Ireland and England. Years of research studying the world's major religions convinced him that some great power lay behind them all: The power is within you! He taught, counseled, and lectured to thousands all over the world for nearly 50 years. In this book, written in 1946, he discusses how to conquer fear. "Do the thing you are afraid to do and the death of fear is certain. Say to yourself and mean it, 'I am going to master this fear,' and you will."
Â©1946 Joseph Murphy (P)2016 Gildan Media LLC
Updated with a new introduction by expert John Bogle, this comprehensive audiobook provides investors with the wisdom of the pioneer of mutual funds to help you identify and execute the ideal mutual fund investment choices for your portfolio. The former Vanguard Chief Executive, Bogle has long been mutual funds' most outspoken critic; in this classic book, he provides guidance on what you should and shouldn't believe when it comes to mutual funds, along with the story of persistence and perseverance that led to this seminal work. You'll learn the differences between common stock, bond, money market, and balanced funds, and why a passively managed "index" fund is a smarter investment than a fund managed by someone making weighted bets on individual securities, sectors, and the economy. Bogle reveals the truth behind the advertising, the mediocre performance, and selfishness, and highlights the common mistakes many investors make. Consider the risks and rewards of investing in mutual funds Learn how to choose between the four basic types of funds Choose the lower-cost, more reliable investment structure See through misleading advertising, and watch out for pitfalls Listen to this timeless classic and let Bogle on Mutual Funds show you how to invest in mutual funds the right way, with the expert perspective of an industry leader. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
Â©2015 John C. Bogle (P)2017 Gildan Media LLC
Everyone knows that you are supposed to "follow your dream". But where is the road map to help you discover what that dream is? You have just found it. In Springboard, award-winning author and teacher G. Richard Shell helps you find your future. His advice: Take an honest look inside and then answer two questions: What, for me, is success? How will I achieve it? You will begin by assessing your current beliefs about success, including the hidden influences of family, media, and culture. These are where the pressures to live "someone else's life" come from. Once you gain perspective on these outside forces, you will be ready to look inside at your unique combination of passions and capabilities. The goal: to focus more on what gives meaning and excitement to your life and less on what you are "supposed" to want. Drawing on his decades of research, Shell offers personalized assessments to help you probe your past, imagine your future, and measure your strengths. He then combines these with the latest scientific insights on everything from self-confidence and happiness to relationships and careers. Throughout, he shares inspiring examples of people who found what they were meant to do by embracing their own true measure of success.
Â©2013 G. Richard Shell (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC
If you're ready to take the journey to independence and financial success, here's your ticket. In this life-changing audiobook, entrepreneur and inspirational speaker Keith Cameron Smith tells you how to think like a boss instead of an employee. The key to moving beyond the employee role and up the economic ladder is mastering 10 vital principles, including: Bosses know a little about a lot. Employees know a lot about a little. Bosses say, "The buck stops here." Employees say, "It's not my fault." Bosses build wealth. Employees make money. Bosses fly with eagles. Employees peck around with chickens.We all want to improve our position in life. In this inspirational and practical guide, filled with savvy and sensible advice, Smith tells you how. Follow these principles, and transform your life, and realize your dreams.
Â©2008 Keith Cameron Smith (P)2008 Gildan Media Corp
"We all know we have seen the end of an era, and now we have courtside seats to watch the Endgame unfold. We are watching the end of Act I: The Debt Supercycle. Now we will get to see how Act II: The Endgame plays out."âJohn Mauldin & Jonathan Tepper (Chapter 1) Hundreds of books have been written about the financial crisis that engulfed the world after Lehman Brothers went bankrupt. But what if the bigger financial crisis is ahead of us, not behind us? As John Mauldin and Jonathan Tepper deftly illustrate in this controversial audio book, the crisis was more than a half-century in the making. The Great Financial Crisis, however, was merely Act I. Act II has now begun. The massive household deleveraging and historic shift of private debt onto government balance sheets now underway all over the world represents the end of a 60-year global Debt Supercycle. We have now entered the Endgame, a time when bankruptcies and defaults (disguised as "restructuring") will not be of households and companies but of governments. The stakes are now higher. The coming crises will offer policymakers few good choices and many bad ones. It will require extraordinary clarity and courage from leaders, courage that so far is largely completely lacking. Yet, despite the authors' dark forecast, the message in Endgame is not all gloom and doom. The book lays out positive steps governments can take to weather the worst of the stormy days ahead, minimize the inevitable pain and discomfort most of us can expect to experience, and chart a bold new course to sustained economic growth and prosperity. It also offers investors an abundance of useful analysis and expert advice on how to protect their assets during the worst of it and prosper from the many new opportunities that will emerge globally as they present themselves. In Part 2, the authors take listeners on a country-by-country tourâincluding the United States, UK, European countries, and Japanâclearly explaining the problems each country faces, as well as the good and bad policy options open to each, and the investment pitfalls and opportunities likely to be found in each national economy. Whether you call it the Great Recession, the Great Financial Crisis, or the Global Debt Crisis, what we are experiencing is unlike anything seen in 80 years. Now is not the time to succumb to panic and superstition. It is a time for courage and intelligent decision making informed by the brand of rational analysis and wisdom you'll find in Endgame.
Â©2011 John Mauldin (P)2011 Gildan Media Corp
The late 19th century was a period of explosive technological creativity, but arguably the most important invention of all was Thomas Edisonâs incandescent light bulb. Unveiled in his Menlo Park, New Jersey, laboratory in 1879, the light bulb overwhelmed the American public with the sense of the birth of a new age. More than any other invention, the electric light marked the arrival of modernity. The light bulb became a catalyst for the nationâs transformation from a rural to an urban-dominated culture. City streetlights defined zones between rich and poor, and the electrical grid sharpened the line between town and country. "Bright lights" meant "big city". Like moths to a flame, millions of Americans migrated to urban centers in these decades, leaving behind the shadow of candle and kerosene lamp in favor of the exciting brilliance of the urban streetscape. The Age of Edison places the story of Edisonâs invention in the context of a technological revolution that transformed America and Europe in these decades. Edison and his fellow inventors emerged from a culture shaped by broad public education, a lively popular press that took an interest in science and technology, and an American patent system that encouraged innovation and democratized the benefits of invention. And in the end, as Freeberg shows, Edison's greatest invention was not any single technology, but rather his reinvention of the process itself. At Menlo Park he gathered the combination of capital, scientific training, and engineering skill that would evolve into the modern research and development laboratory. His revolutionary electrical grid not only broke the stronghold of gas companies, but also ushered in an era when strong, clear light could become accessible to everyone. In The Age of Edison, Freeberg weaves a narrative that reaches from Coney Island and Broadway to the tiniest towns of rural America, tracing the progress of electric light through the reactions of everyone who saw it. It is a quintessentially American story of ingenuity, ambition, and possibility, in which the greater forces of progress and change are made visible by one of our most humble and ubiquitous objects.
Â©2013 Ernest Freeberg (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC
"Finish Strong", it's more than a statement, it's an attitude. The Finish Strong mindset is a powerful platform for achievement personally, professionally and spiritually. Finish Strong is packed with motivational and inspirational stories of individuals who overcame adversity to Finish Strong. Dan Green has written 20 engaging chapters guaranteed to give you a quick shot of inspiration and motivation. A must hear for students, athletes, professionals and anyone looking for a new way to think about life. Some of the stories featured include: Bethany Hamilton, John Baker, Ray Kroc, Paul Hamm, Julie Moss, Ben Hogan and Helen Keller. Dan Green is the author of the Finish Strong trilogy. He is also the founder of Finish Strong, LLC and motivational speaker that delivers the finish strong message in an entertaining and impactful way.
Â©2008 Dana Green (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC
In this life-changing book, energy medicine expert Rhys Thomas shows you how to discover your life purpose and align your decisions with your deepest self, so your life is fulfilling, productive, and full of joy. Trying to meet everyone else's expectations about the type of role you should play - whether in your job, your family, or society - can leave you constantly striving but ultimately dissatisfied. In this inspiring book, Thomas guides you in using the Rhys MethodÂ® Life Purpose Profile System to identify your purpose and reconnect with your passions. This system of self-discovery encompasses five distinct soul-based profiles. Which one are you? Creative Idealists are highly imaginative thinkers who sometimes self-isolate, feeling safer staying in their inner mental worlds than engaging with others. Emotional Intelligence Specialists are empathic, sensitive, and compassionate but sometimes struggle with being overwhelmed and feeling unloved. Team Players are loyal supporters who selflessly put others' needs before their own, but they can fail to recognize their own strengths and needs. Charismatic Leader-Charmers are energetic, dynamic, and capable, but they can become distrustful, self-centered, and even aggressive in their relationships. Knowledgeable Achievers are driven, self-disciplined, and organized big-picture thinkers. They sometimes lose touch with their emotions and push themselves too hard, becoming overly critical and judgmental. Once you identify your primary life-purpose profile, you can move toward your unique calling: embracing your strengths and rejecting unhealthy behaviors. Discover Your Purpose also helps you to better understand and relate to others through their profiles.
Â©2015 Rhys Thomas (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC
There are four stages of transition that all of us experience when making a successful adjustment to a new work situation...and eight common, potentially negative consequences that are likely to accompany any organizational change initiative. Leaders who understand these four stages and who understand the human dynamics behind the eight most common challenges can improve their odds of success. In this powerful, accessible resource for leaders, management consultant Hamish Knox gives managers an overview of the four stages of transition that all of us experience when making a successful adjustment to a new work situation. They are:Â Denial;Â Resistance;Â Exploration; Commitment. Knox also argues that there are eight common, potentially negative consequences that are likely to accompany any and every organizational change initiative. They are:Â A sense of loss;Â Confusion and ambivalence;Â Reduced trust;Â Increased concern about survival;Â Communication problems;Â Lower productivity;Â Turnover;Â Strong emotional responses. Based on the work of David Sandler, creator of the Sandler selling system.
Â©2016 Sandler Systems, Inc. (P)2020 Gildan Media
David Novak learned long ago that you can't lead a great organization of any size without getting your people aligned, enthusiastic, and focused relentlessly on the mission. But how do you do that? There are countless leadership books, but how many will actually help a Taco Bell shift manager, a Fortune 500 CEO, a new entrepreneur, or anyone in between? Over his 15 years at Yum! Brands, Novak has developed a trademarked program he calls Taking People with You. He spends several weeks each year personally teaching it to thousands of managers around the world. He convinces them that they'll never make big things happen until they learn how to get people on their side. No skill in business is more important. And Yum!'s extraordinary success (at least 13 percent growth for each of the last nine years) proves his point. Novak knows that managers don't need leadership platitudes or business school theories. So he cuts right to the chase with a step-by- step guide to setting big goals, getting people to work together, blowing past your targets, and celebrating after you shock the skeptics. And then doing it again and again until consistent excellence becomes a core element of your culture. This audiobook has specific tools at the end of each chapter that will challenge you to reflect on how you're really doing on key aspects of leadership. And if you apply it, you'll immediately start to improve.
Â©2012 David Novak (P)2012 Gildan Media Corp
Much of the conventional wisdom about damage control and crisis PR is self-serving, self-congratulatory, self-deceiving, and flat out wrong. And no one knows it better than Eric Dezenhall and John Weber, who have helped countless companies, politicians, and celebrities get out of various kinds of trouble. If you're facing a lawsuit, a sex scandal, a defective product, or allegations of insider trading, other PR experts will tell you to stay positive, get your message out, and everything will be just fine. But happy talk doesn't help much during a real crisis, and it's easy to lose sight of your real priorities. In a trial, for instance, you might want the whole world to think you're a wonderful person, but all that matters is whether 12 jurors think you're guilty. Dezenhall and Weber are especially dismayed by flacks who compare every problem to the famous Tylenol/cyanide episode of 1982: supposedly proof that making nice, admitting fault, and taking immediate corrective action is all you need to do. In reality, Tylenol's situation was nothing like the typical corporate crisis. The authors share many powerful lessons, including: The difference between a nuisance, a problem, and a crisis When you can't get them to like you, get them not to attack you It's not about facts; it's about symbols The best case studies are the ones you'll never hear about Good deeds won't position you out of the line of fire Damage Control will reveal what works, what doesn't, and how to really survive a career-threatening situation. It will be the definitive book on this subject for years to come.
Â©2007 Eric Dezenhall and John Weber (P)2007 Gildan Media Corp
Your customer service plan is only as strong as its weakest link. What would a social media revolt, based on a single mishandled customer exchange, cost your company? This book's 48 rules for strategic customer care give you the guidelines you need to make intelligent strategic investments in customer care, based on the world-famous Sandler Selling System. Customer Service: The Sandler Way helps you and create and sustain a working culture built on the belief that the customer not only matters, but is the only reason your organization exists.
Â©2015 Sandler Systems, Inc. (P)2018 Gildan Media
Not far in the future, the seas have risen, and the central latitudes are emptying. But it's still a good time to be rich in San Francisco, where weapons drones patrol the skies to keep out the multitudinous poor. Irina isn't rich, not quite, but she does have an artificial memory that gives her perfect recall and lets her act as a medium between her various employers and their AIs, which are complex to the point of opacity. It's a good gig, paying enough for the annual visits to the Mayo Clinic that keep her from aging. Kern has no such access; he's one of the many refugees in the sprawling drone-built favelas on the city's periphery, where he lives like a monk, training relentlessly in martial arts, scraping by as a thief and an enforcer. Thales is from a different world entirely - the mathematically inclined scion of a Brazilian political clan, he's fled to LA after the attack that left him crippled and his father dead. A ragged stranger accosts Thales and demands to know how much he can remember. Kern flees for his life after robbing the wrong mark. Irina finds a secret in the reflection of a laptop's screen in her employer's eyeglasses. None is safe as they're pushed together by subtle forces that stay just out of sight. Vivid, tumultuous, and propulsive, Void Star is Zachary Mason's mind-bending follow-up to his critically acclaimed novel The Lost Books of the Odyssey.
Â©2017 Zachary Mason (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
How much control do we have over love? Much less than we like to think. All that mystery, all that poetry, all those complex behaviors surrounding human bonding leading to the most life-changing decisions weâll ever make, are unconsciously driven by a few molecules in our brains. How does love begin? How can two strangers come to the conclusion that it would not only be pleasant to share their lives, but that they must share them? How can a man say he loves his wife, yet still cheat on her? Why do others stay in relationships even after the roÂmance fades? How is it possible to fall in love with the âwrongâ person? How do people come to have a âtypeâ? Physical attraction, jealousy, infidelity, mother-infant bonding - all the behaviors that so often leave us befuddled - are now being teased out of the fog of mystery thanks to todayâs social neuroscience. Larry Young, one of the worldâs leading experts in the field, and journalist Brian Alexander explain how those findings apply to you. Drawing on real human stories and research from labs around the world, The Chemistry Between Us is a bold attempt to create a âgrand unified theoryâ of love. Some of the mind-blowing insights include: Love can get such a grip on us because it is, literally, an addiction. To a woman falling in love, a man is like her baby. Why itâs false to say society makes gender, and how itâs possible to have the body of one gender and the brain of another. Why some people are more likely to cheat than others. Why we sometimes truly canât resist temptation. Young and Alexander place their revelations into historical, political, and social contexts. In the process, they touch on everything from gay marriage to why single-mother households might not be good for society. The Chemistry Between Us offers powerful inÂsights into love, sex, gender, sexual orientation, and family life that will prove to be enlightening, controversial, and thought provoking.
Â©2012 Larry Young PhD, Brian Alexander (P)2012 Gildan Media LLC
From New York Times best-selling authors Timothy Keller and Kathy Keller, a book devoted to helping you start your marriage strong and keeping it strong as the years pass Significant events such as birth, marriage, and death are milestones in our lives in which we experience our greatest happiness and our deepest grief. And so it is profoundly important to understand how to approach and experience these occasions with grace, endurance, and joy. In On Marriage, Timothy and Kathy Keller bring 45 years of personal experience with marriage, as well as a deep understanding of God's resources in the Bible for those who want to find them. With wisdom, empathy, and compassion, the Kellers teach us to understand how to begin and nourish your marriage well. The perfect gift for anyone thinking about relationships and the institution of marriage, On Marriage is a short, powerful book that gives us the tools to understand the meaning of marriage within God's vision of life.
Â©2020 Timothy Keller and Kathy Keller (P)2020 Penguin Audio
The authors of the classic best seller The Leadership Challenge bring their expertise to higher education, offering five practices that can make any college or university leader into an exemplary leader. Drawing on the same pioneering research that formed the foundation of their classic best seller The Leadership Challenge (over 2.7 million copies sold), James Kouzes and Barry Posner offer a set of leadership skills and practices that will make a significant difference in every area of higher education - faculty, administration, library services, career counseling, auxiliary services, campus safety, and more. Itâs about the behaviors that leaders, regardless of their position, use to transform values into actions, visions into realities, obstacles into innovations, segments into solidarity, and risks into rewards. Kouzes and Posner tell the leadership story from the inside and move outward, describing it first as a personal journey and then as mobilizing others to want to do things they have never done before. The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership is the operating system for this adventure. Leadership in Higher Education explains the fundamental principles that support these practices and provides case examples of people in higher education who demonstrate each one. A core theme that weaves its way through all the chapters is that, whether itâs one to one or one to many, leadership is a relationship between those who aspire to lead and those who choose to follow. We need leaders who can unite us and ignite us. This book lights the way.
Â©2019 James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner (P)2019 James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner
Master the 10 simple secrets used by the world's greatest business communicators and transform your career! Based on author Carmine Gallo's career as a Fortune 500 communications coach and Emmy Award-winning television journalist, 10 Simple Secrets of the World's Greatest Communicators has been updated and revised to show business people how to achieve their personal and professional goals by mastering the 10 simple secrets used by the world's greatest business communicators. The book offers techniques and proven tips that explain how these successful communicators connect with audiences who demand passion, inspiration, preparation, clarity, brevity, command presence, and simplicity, all delivered in a visually compelling package.
Â©2005, 2019 Carmine Gallo (P)2020 Random House Audio
Life doesn't always go according to plan. In fact, it's been said that life is what happens while you're making other plans. We all want to be winners. In this inspirational and practical guide, filled with savvy and sensible advice, Smith tells you how. Follow these principles, and transform your life. Winners take responsibility. Whiners play the victim. Winners find a way. Whiners find an excuse. Winners brighten a room by entering. Whiners brighten a room by leaving. Winners build friendships. Whiners destroy them.Be a Winner and move from fear to faith, from stress to peace, from darkness to light.
Â©2008 Keith Cameron Smith (P)2008 Gildan Media Corp
To make money in this troubled economy you need to understand where the markets are headed, not where they've been. Clinging to outdated strategies and played-out market trends are sure ways to miss out on new investments. In The Little Book of Bull's Eye Investing, acclaimed investment expert John Mauldin teaches you how to read the direction of the markets to make decisions that capitalize on today's investment opportunities. A practical road map to what's in store for the markets to help you stay ahead of the curve, the book debunks many of the myths that have come to govern investment logic, particularly the buy-and-hold, relative return vehicles that Wall Street peddles to unsuspecting investors. Giving you a clear view of the trends shaping the markets right now, which are likely to provide investment options for the decade ahead, The Little Book of Bull's Eye Investing teaches the value of careful research before you put your money to work. Whether the market is on its way up or down, there are always excellent opportunities to invest profitably. You just need to know where they are. Looking at how the markets have behaved in the past to make an educated prediction about where they're going, The Little Book of Bull's Eye Investing explains how to make investment decisions that make sense today, whether you're trading stocks, bonds, gold, real estate, or anything else. Making the most of the markets is like hitting a moving target - difficult, but not impossible - and with The Little Book of Bull's Eye Investing in hand, you have everything you need to improve your eye for investing and make stable and secure trading decisions that can turn a profit in even the most turbulent of times.
Â©2012 John F. Mauldin (P)2012 Gildan Media, LLC
Interweaving an insider's account of the true-crime saga and Netflix sensation Making a Murderer with other controversial cases from his career, this powerful memoir from Steven Avery's defense attorney reveals the flaws in America's criminal justice system and puts forth a provocative, persuasive call for reform. Not since The Thin Blue Line has there been a true-crime saga as engrossing as Making a Murderer. Captivating audiences across demographic lines, it made Steven Avery a household name and thrust defense attorney Jerome F. Buting - and his fight against America's dysfunctional criminal justice system - into the spotlight. In Illusion of Justice, Buting uses the Avery case as a springboard to examine the shaky integrity of our law enforcement and legal systems, which he has witnessed firsthand for nearly four decades. From his early career as a public defender to his success overturning wrongful convictions, his story provides a compelling insider's view into the high-stakes world of criminal defense and suggests that while in principle the law presumes innocence, in practice it more often than not presumes guilt. Combining narrative reportage with critical commentary and personal reflection, Buting explores his professional motivations, the high-profile cases that defined his career, and the path to much-needed criminal justice reform. Taking its place beside acclaimed best sellers such as Just Mercy and The New Jim Crow, Illusion of Justice is a tour de force from a relentless and eloquent advocate for justice who is determined to fulfill his professional responsibility - and, in the face of overwhelming odds, make the judicial system work as it is designed to.
Â©2017 Jerome F. Buting (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
Thom Hartmann, the most popular progressive radio host in America and a New York Times best-selling author, explains how the Supreme Court has spilled beyond its constitutional powers and how we the people should take that power back.Â Taking his typically in-depth, historically informed view, Thom Hartmann asks: What if the Supreme Court didn't have the power to strike down laws? According to the Constitution, it doesn't. From the founding of the republic until 1803, the Supreme Court was the final court of appeals, as it was always meant to be. So where did the concept of judicial review start? As so much of modern American history, it began with the battle between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists, and withÂ Marbury v. Madison.Â Hartmann argues it is not the role of the Supreme Court to decide what the law is, but rather the duty of the people themselves. He lays out the history of the Supreme Court of the United States, since Alexander Hamilton's defense to modern-day debates, with key examples of cases where the Supreme Court overstepped its constitutional powers. The ultimate remedy to the Supreme Court's abuse of power is with the people - the ultimate arbiter of the law - using the ballot box. America does not belong to the kings and queens; it belongs to the people.
Â©2019 Thom Hartmann (P)2019 Thom Hartmann
From a top-level operative in the counterterrorism unit of the CIA comes an explosive memoir about the behind-the-scenes fight against Al Qaeda after September 11. Since the death of Osama Bin Laden, interest in counterterrorism is at an all-time high. Most people donât know that Bin Ladenâs death was the culmination of years of covert operations and tactics largely overseen by Jose Rodriguez from 2001 to late 2007 and built on by his successors. Like a real-life Jack Bauer from televisionâs 24, Rodriguezâs sometimes controversial tenure as Chief of the Agencyâs Counterterrorism Center involved CIA officers capturing and detaining key senior Al Qaeda operatives and implementing Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, tools which were an integral part of the War on Terror but are no longer available to those fighting America's fiercest foes. Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Columbia, Bolivia, and the Dominican Republic, Rodriguez shares his unlikely journey from law school student to CIA recruit and finally, at the end of a 31-year career, to being Americaâs top spy. Rodriguez sparked controversy and a three-year investigation by his decision to order the destruction of videotapes showing CIA officers conducting harsh, but what he describes as âlegal, necessary, and effective interrogation[s]â. Riveting and timely, Hard Measures also examines how the current political climate and resulting policies have negatively impacted the CIAâs efficiency - even taking away the mechanisms that made feats like the successful Bin Laden operation possible.
Â©2012 Jose A. Rodriguez Jr (P)2012 Simon & Schuster
From the author of Veronica, a finalist for the National Book Award for fiction, comes Mary Gaitskill's most poignant and powerful work yet: the story of a Dominican girl, the white woman who introduces her to riding, and the horse who changes everything for her. Velveteen Vargas is an 11-year-old from Brooklyn who is granted a summer vacation in the country, courtesy of the nonprofit Fresh Air Fund. Her host family is a couple in upstate New York: Ginger, a failed artist on the fringe of Alcoholics Anonymous; and Paul, an academic who wonders what it will mean to "make a difference" in such a contrived situation. Here we see the couple's changing relationship with Velvet over the course of several years as well as Velvet's powerful encounter with the horses at the stable down the road, as Gaitskill weaves together Velvet's vital inner-city community and the privileged country world of Ginger and Paul. The timeless story of a girl and a horse is joined with the story of people from different races and socioeconomic backgrounds trying to meet one another honestly. It is a novel that is raw, striking, and completely original.
Â©2015 Mary Gaitskill (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
A Silent Spring for oceans, written by "the Rachel Carson of the fish world" (New York Times) Who can forget the sense of wonder with which they discovered the creatures of the deep? In this vibrant hymn to the sea, Callum Roberts - one of the worldâs foremost conservation biologists - leads listeners on a fascinating tour of mankindâs relationship to the sea, from the earliest traces of water on Earth to the oceans as we know them today. In the process, Roberts looks at how the taming of the oceans has shaped human civilization and affected marine life. We have always been fish eaters, from the dawn of civilization, but in the last 20 years we have transformed the oceans beyond recognition. Putting our exploitation of the seas into historical context, Roberts offers a devastating account of the impact of modern fishing techniques, pollution, and climate change, and reveals what it would take to steer the right course while there is still time. Like Four Fish and The Omnivoreâs Dilemma, The Ocean of Life takes a long view to tell a story in which each one of us has a role to play.
Â©2012 Callum Roberts (P)2012 Gildan Media LLC
In the last half of 2008, the Empire of Debt received the margin call from Hell. Now, all of its citizens are asked to pay up as the U.S. economy stumbles down a dangerous path of financial turmoil. What exactly went wrong? When things are good, people tend to believe the most outrageous things - that the financial sector could get rich by lending money to people who couldn't pay it back, and that a whole economy could flourish by luring consumers to spend more than they could afford. These hallucinations created an immense worldwide bubble of debt and dollars. And now - with the U.S. government inflating the biggest bubble in public debt the world has ever seen - a financial whirlpool has formed and threatens to drag the entire country down the drain. In The New Empire of Debt, the internationally acclaimed author team of William Bonner and Addison Wiggin return to reveal how the epic financial bubble that is plaguing the United States will soon bring an end to this once great empire. They offer a frightening look at the United States' precarious position and discuss how government control of the economy and financial system - combined with unfettered deficit spending and gluttonous consumption - has ravaged the business environment, devastated consumer confidence, and pushed the global economy to the brink. They warn of the dangers that lie ahead and offer practical advice to protect your financial well-being as the American empire collapses upon itself. You'll discover that you don't have to tie your own fate to the inevitable destruction of America's system of imperial finance. Instead you can take some simple steps to weather the crisis. Bonner and Wiggin have been studying the financial landscape for more than 20 years. Now, they not only show you how we got into this mess, but how to get yourself out of it.
Â©2009 William Bonner, Addison Wiggin (P)2009 Gildan Media Corp
Learn how to face and overcome the fears we feel aboutÂ loneliness,Â illness, financial insecurity, disappointing others, failure, insignificance, and aging. âA thoughtful, literate, faith-filled guide to reclaiming our minds and our lives.â (John Ortberg, senior pastor of Menlo Church and author ofÂ Iâd Like You More If You Were More Like Me) Youâd be hard-pressed to overstate the extent to whichÂ fear,Â anxiety, and worry permeate our lives today. Fear wreaks havoc on our relationships and communities. It leads us into making bad decisions. It holds us back from the very pursuits that promise fulfillment and joy. As the senior pastorÂ of a large, diverse church in Americaâs heartland, Adam Hamilton has seen the cost of fear up close. When he surveyed his congregation on how fear affects them, 2,400 people responded - and what they said was eye-opening. Eighty percent admitted to living with moderate or significant levels of fear.Â UnafraidÂ is Hamilton's insightful and impassioned response. Drawing on recent research, inspiring real-life examples, and fresh biblical insight, Hamilton usesÂ Â a mixture of facts and faithÂ to help listeners understand and counter fears related toÂ such outsize perils as death and illness, as well as the everyday anxieties all of us encounter.Â He invites usÂ to:Â Â Face our fears with a bias of hope Examine our fears in light of the factsÂ Attack our anxieties with actionÂ Release our cares to God Writing with generosity and intelligence, Hamilton shows how believer and unbeliever alike can develop sustaining spiritual practices and embrace Jesusâ recurring counsel: âDo not be afraid.â For anyone struggling with fear or wondering how families and communities can thrive in troubled times,Â UnafraidÂ offers an informed and inspiring message full of practical solutions.Â
Â©2018 Adam Hamilton (P)2018 Random House Audio