New Arrivals - Downloadable Audio Books
The author shows listeners how to think of the "Big Picture" when considering important business decisions. To succeed in the modern world, you have to have bold ideas, but you also have to have the courage to implement them. Professor Schmitt will show you how.
Turner invites listeners to amagical place of self-discovery and transformation that will lead to enhancing their lives and the contributions they are able to make to the larger systems they are a part of--family, community, country and ultimately the whole planet.
When making tough professional decisions, managers often use personal values as a touchstone-which is not always effective. "Defining Moments" reveals an alternative approach that will help listeners tackle the more complex and troubling question of what to do when doing the right thing will not fix the problem.
When a storm blows Dorothy to the land of Ev where lunches grow on trees, she meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion, and Princess Ozma, and together they set out to free the Queen of Ev and her ten children.
A boy enjoys living quietly by himself at The End of the World until Mr. Constantine Shimmer, "Professional Visionary," builds an inn and an amusement park, demanding that tourists come and have "Fun Without End!"
Northerners, Southerners, generals, couriers, dreaming boys, and worried sisters describe the glory, the horror, the thrill, and the disillusionment of the first battle of the Civil War.
"Behold! Human beings living in an underground den. Like ourselves, they see only their own shadows, or the shadows of one another, which the fire throws on the opposite wall of the cave." With that statement, Plato--one of the greatest thinkers in the history of mankind--introduces one of his of most important philosophical constructs: the relationship between truth and the image of truth.
Kimberlee MacDonald gathers 40 strong women from various ages, backgrounds and experiences to share the most personal times in their lives. Listen in as these women, 16-35 years of age, each contribute a chapter about a hard time they have survived and what they did to get through it. These stories will help motivate and inspire you through any troubled time in your life--a life which is about to change for the better.
The authors explain damage control and reveal what works, what doesn't, and how to really survive a career-threatening situation.
The Virginian is the quiet, noble foreman of a Wyoming cattle ranch in the 1870s. More comfortable keeping company with his trusted horse than with other people, he nevertheless falls for pretty schoolteacher Molly Wood, who helps him develop an appreciation for Shakespeare, Keats, and the finer things. But when a rival suitor challenges his honor, the Virginian struggles to make his beloved Molly understand the harsh justice of the West.
When four brothers and sisters discover a Psammead, or sand-fairy, in the gravel pit near the country house where they are staying, they have no way of knowing all the adventures its wish-granting will bring them.
Ryan offers strategies to retrain your brain and optimize responses to change. She then describes cutting-edge tools for making your thinking calmer, less fearful, more flexible, creative, and resourceful. Best of all, as your "adapt-ability" increases, so does your confidence that you will be able to face whatever life sends your way.
Xenophon records the history of the Peloponnesian War beginning in 411 with the final years of the struggle between Athens and Sparta for mastery of Greece. His tales are portraits of democracy in crisis; of military dominance; of fratricidal strife; of the beginning of the slow, inexorable decline of the culture -- that of Homer, and the Greek philosophers and tragedians -- whose legacy serves as a foundation for the democratic values of the West.
Five laws control our outcomes in life--whether we know them or not. These laws control our speed and trajectory in life and most importantly how we deal with others. Harward outlines in practical terms how those who are super successful apply these laws differently than those who are merely average or above average.
Persuasion expert Dave Lakhani breaks down this complicated process into easy-to-use steps, teaching the listener how to persuade, not merely manipulate. Persuasion is key to every aspect of sales, marketing, and negotiation. This audiobook reveals today's most effective techniques for business professionals, which can easily be applied to their personal lives as well. True persuasion is based in truth, honesty and inquisitiveness, and the ability to tell a powerful story and to meet the expectations of those one is trying to persuade.
Presents a collection of eight classic short stories.
The most beautiful and sought-after courtesan in all of Paris, Marguerite Guatier's life is filled with expensive parties and rich, powerful men. Then she meets Armand Duval, young, handsome, headstrong--middle class. The two fall hopelessly in love. Armand's modest means cannot support Marguerite, however, and his family suffers, forcing the lovers to choose between the reputation of the Duval family or a scorned life together. Before their passionate affair is over, one love must give up everything.
The authors illustrate why even good leaders can make terrible decisions--and more importantly, how this situation can be avoided.
Livy chronicles the events of the Second Punic War between Rome and Carthage, until the Battle of Zama in 202 BC. He vividly recreates the immense armies of Hannibal, complete with elephants, crossing the Alps; the panic as they approached the gates of Rome; and the decimation of the Roman army at the Battle of Lake Trasimene. Yet it is also the clash of personalities that fascinates Livy, from great debates in the Senate to the historic meeting between Scipio and Hannibal before the decisive battle. Livy never hesitates to introduce both intense drama and moral lessons into his work, and here he brings a turbulent episode in history powerfully to life.
Gordon presents an inspiring and enlightening story that reveals a powerful way to tackle the biggest problem in business and life. In this allegory, VP of human resources Hope must overcome the biggest challenge in her company's history. In the process of battling her own adversity, she discovers the no complaining rule and other positive ways to save her company and herself from ruin.
Here are money-making secets that can change your life. Inspired by Andrew Carnegie's magic formula for success, this book will teach you the secrets that will bring you a fortune. It will show you not only what to do but how to do it. Once you learn and apply the simple, basic techniques revealed here, you will have mastered the secret of true and lasting success. And you may have whatever you want in life.
When a mulatto slave woman switches her own infant with the look-alike son of a wealthy merchant, it takes Pudd'nhead Wilson, the town eccentric, to put things right again.
Presents a young man's eyewitness account of the Bolshevik Revolution, 1917.
Joel Mitch provides invaluable knowledge for internet entrepreneurs who want to successfully expand their business, reaching new customers, and create buzz for their products.
During the five-year voyage of the Beagle, the young naturalist Charles Darwin collected some of the scientific evidence that led to his ideas on evolution and natural selection. Ever resourceful, he made observations on the open sea, in the Andes Mountains, along the South American and Australian coastlines, and in the vital Galapagos Archipelago.