The Rise of the Sharing Economy:
Sharing isn´t new. Giving someone a ride, having a guest in your spare room, running errands for someone, participating in a supper club - these are not revolutionary concepts. What is new in the ´´sharing economy´´ is that you are not helping a friend for free; you are providing these services to a stranger for money. In this book, Arun Sundararajan, an expert on the sharing economy, explains the transition to what he describes as ´´crowd-based capitalism´´ - a new way of organizing economic activity that may supplant the traditional corporate-centered model. As peer-to-peer commercial exchange blurs the lines between the personal and the professional, how will the economy, government regulation, what it means to have a job, and our social fabric be affected? Drawing on extensive research and numerous real-world examples, Sundararajan explains the basics of crowd-based capitalism. He describes the intriguing mix of ´´gift´´ and ´´market´´ in its transactions, demystifies emerging blockchain technologies, and clarifies the dizzying array of emerging on-demand platforms. He then considers how this new paradigm changes economic growth and the future of work. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vikas Adam. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/006045/bk_tant_006045_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Four years ago, Jeremy and Alice committed the ultimate taboo. After being forced to share a bed during a family reunion, brother and sister crossed the line from siblings to lovers. Swept up in a sexual fever hotter than either had felt before, they struggled to keep their relationship a secret from their family. Now Alice is married, and Jeremy is an award-winning author, but their feelings for each other havent faded. Can they leave the past behind, or will they rekindle their forbidden romance?----- PG Excerpt -----Her fingers slid over my tricep as I sat down at the counter again. You were always in good shape, she said. Dont play the false modesty card with me.No, no, no, I shot back. Youre the one who keeps saying shes gross. Thats the pot calling the kettle black.Oh? She took a sip of cocoa. So youre saying were both super-ultra-mega-hot and should stop pretending to be mere mortals?Weve already established youre a garbage person. Just be satisfied that youre a better looking garbage person than most.She tried not to smile too much into her mug. You do think I look okay, though?I squeezed her hand. What do you want me to say? Tell me what it is and Ill say it, but weve already agreed that we... Saying the rest was harder than I thought. I felt the lump rise in my throat.She chanced another shy glance in my direction. I know, she said. I know, I just...everything thats happened over the last year... She shut her eyes tight, trying to squeeze the memories out of her ears. Ive thought about you so many times. And I wanted to call just to hear your voice. But I didnt, because I was worried youd... I thought maybe you were mad at me.Not mad, I said. Just the opposite. We opened a door and it was tough going back through it.This time the glance wasnt shy at all. It was honest and sad, and steadfast. I never went back through the door, Jeremy.It was a relief to hear her say that. What wed shared four years ago was deeper and more powerful than any relationship Id ever had. I spent a long time trying to let that go, I said. Yeah... She set down her mug and pulled a loose bang behind her ear. Is it okay if I stay here, though? Not for long, just...for now?Of course, I said. I told you that.And whats the rule about sleeping in the same bed?I hadnt expected that, but there it was. For the first time she looked like her old self; she had that same mischievous smile Id grown up with, loved, and then loved in a whole new way when wed become more than siblings. The uncomfortable lump in my throat was joined by an even more uncomfortable lump in my pants, and my heart started to race. Do you really think thats a good idea, I said, after what happened last time?She nodded vigorously. No, yeah, totally. I was just joking. I know thats not appropriate. Just trying to lighten the mood.I frowned at her, and she shot a mocking frown back at me. I was the first one to break, and it was good to see her smile again. Will you hug me again, at least? she asked. I did, and she rested her face against my chest again, carefully avoiding the wet spot from last time. And make me a fire, she said in her most petulant voice. I demand a fire, big brother.It was cute, but she had already begun playing a dangerous game. The way she said big brother would always carry with it a dirty, ulterior meaning. She hadnt called me that for years. Not since the last time we were alone together on a winter night just like this...
The Sharing Economy:The End of Employment and the Rise of Crowd-Based Capitalism Arun Sundararajan
Thom and Brett are the perfect gay couple; loving, supportive and adventurous in the bedroom. But their husbandly partnership is put to the test when they show up to a weekend retreat with the recently single Andy, who Brett´s been fawning over for years. As the three of them enjoy their vacation, sexual tensions start to rise between Brett and Andy until Brett finally reveals his secret desire to be double penetrated by both men. Is Thom strong enough to let his husband be the center of a hardcore gay threesome with their good friend? And why does the idea of sharing his husband turn him on so damn much? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hank Wilder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056262/bk_acx0_056262_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you ever wanted to share your handsome gay husband with a buddy? Collecting three explicit stories of hardcore twink sharing, Sharing My Gay Husband Vol. 1 is just the thing to satiate your gay extramarital threesome desires. Sharing My Gay Husband´s Ass: Cabin Fever Thom and Brett are the perfect gay couple; loving, supportive and adventurous in the bedroom. But their husbandly partnership is put to the test when they show up to a weekend retreat with the recently single Andy, who Brett´s been fawning over for years. As the three of them enjoy their vacation, sexual tensions start to rise between Brett and Andy until Brett finally reveals his secret desire to be double penetrated by both men. Is Thom strong enough to let his husband be the center of a hardcore gay threesome with their good friend? And why does the idea of sharing his husband turn him on so damn much? Sharing My Gay Husband´s Ass: Game Day Peter and Armando have the perfect gay marriage, but when Peter notices his best friend checking out Armando´s ass at their backyard barbeque, he´s confused by the strange and overwhelming desires that quickly develop. Soon the couple find themselves excited about bringing another man into the bedroom for a filthy, gay double penetration. When Peter´s friend comes back over to watch the big game, he´s going to find himself involved in some intense physical activity of his own...A hardcore, hot-husband DP! Sharing My Gay Husband´s Ass: Hot Neighbor Allen´s husband Jeff is as handsome as they come, a gorgeous trophy twink who spends the day drinking and tanning in the back yard. They have the perfect gay marriage, until one day Allen notices his lover checking out the hot neighbor guy next door. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hank Wilder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056387/bk_acx0_056387_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The definitive inside account of the file-sharing revolution that overthrew the music industry, All the Rave reveals the family betrayal, greed, and mismanagement that hijacked one the most fundamental innovations of the Internet era. Named one of the three best books of 2003 by Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc., All the Rave has been out of print until now and unavailable in most electronic formats. Author and veteran technology journalist Joseph Menn also wrote 2010´s Fatal System Error: The Hunt for the New Crime Lords who are Bringing Down the Internet.As an added bonus, this audiobook includes a special interview with the author, conducted by Susie Bright. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Rubinstein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009819/bk_adbl_009819_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What are you waiting for? Do you find yourself waiting for the right moment? The ideal relationship? The perfect job? Are you waiting for your ´´real´´ life to begin? Do you think that the gifts of life are right around the corner? That one day you will arrive and everything will be okay? Do you endlessly search, yet never seem to find? Through the sharing of authentic personal stories and profound life lessons, Kristen Moeller explores our pervasive human tendency to wait for life and to look outside ourselves for answers. So we don´t try; we give up. We sell out and we forget who we are. We are afraid to succeed, afraid to fail, and afraid to say we are afraid. But as Wayne Gretzky said, ´´You´ll always miss one-hundred percent of the shots you don´t take!´´ Kristen Moeller´s mission in life is to inspire you to get on the path, move forward and take the shot. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jenifer Krist. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/012653/bk_acx0_012653_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.