Traditional businesses follow a simple formula: create a product or service, sell it, collect money. But in the last few years a fundamentally different model has taken root—one in which consumers have more choices, more tools, more information, and more peer-to-peer power. Pioneering entrepreneur Lisa Gansky calls it the Mesh and reveals why it will dominate the future of business. Mesh companies use social media, wireless networks, and data crunched from every available source to provide people with goods and services at the exact moment they need them, without the burden and expense of owning them outright. Gansky reveals how there is real money to be made and trusted brands and strong communities to be built in helping your customers buy less but use more. Consider the explosive growth of Zipcar. By exploiting the latest technology and making it easy and affordable to have a car whenever you need one, this young company is helping to redefine personal transportation - and deeply worrying its established competitors. Gansky shows how the same pattern is playing out with less famous Mesh companies that are reinventing an enormous range of industries. In the tradition of The Long Tail, The Mesh illustrates a huge opportunity that’s already driving new businesses and renewing old ones. It’s your essential guide to the next wave of information-enabled commerce that’s also improving our communities and our planet. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Gansky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000466/bk_gdan_000466_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Religion is a natural outgrowth of the intuitive ways of knowing that evolved with human culture. Although many people continue to find value in religious identity and community, intuitive knowledge has been eclipsed by a more effective way of knowing described as the scientific way. Secularism is a better way of relating religion to politics, and is gradually replacing theocracy. Once you understand and accept the scientific way of knowing and this preferred relationship of church and state, you become agnostic and secular even if you continue to identify with and participate in religion. As Jeff T. Haley and Dale McGowan argue in this audio, this isn’t some abstract dream. It’s happening right now. Religion is in a continuous state of evolution, and beliefs, values, and practices are changing over time. All religions, including Christianity and Islam, can evolve to accept secularism and the scientific way of knowing to become agnostic, and even atheistic, without losing their essential value. Haley and McGowan explain how you can help this natural process and share reality with your friends and family in a way that encourages religions to embrace the best of humanity´s knowledge and values. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dale McGowan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113009/bk_acx0_113009_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An inspiring audiobook from best selling Pulling Together author, John J. Murphy! Effective, passionate leadership requires many things. In this audiobook, we cover ten essentials. Every manager, CEO, school administrator and principal should listen to this audio. Leaders are like magnets. Their magnetic field is invisible but is responsible for the most notable property of a magnet: a force that pulls and attracts or repels. Which type of magnet are you? Light a match in a dark room and watch as the light instantly overcomes the darkness. Observe the power and grace of that single, solitary flame dancing with life. Now light several candles or kindle a fire and experience the added warmth and comfort extending from that first, vulnerable flame through others. This is the heart and soul of leadership - the essence of inspiring others. John J. Murphy, author of the best-selling book on teamwork, Pulling Together, follows up this best-seller with a leadership audiobook like no other. Learn the 10 essentials to inspiring others and you will find that not only are you performing better has a leader, but your team is sharing your vision and following your lead to ultimate success. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erik Synnestvedt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001081/bk_gdan_001081_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
France is one of the most loved Western European countries. We have visited in various circumstances and are continually adapting new tips to recall for our next trip. Here are a few of our best travel tips for France....French people are exceptionally kind and to a great degree, patient. They are the guardians of some of history´s most magnificent treasures, and they are accustomed to sharing them. Nevertheless, there are a couple of things to know before you arrive in their country.In this Sam´s Travel Guide on France, you will find all the information you need to know about: Essential travel tips for FranceThings you must know about FranceBest places you need to visit in FranceMost popular beaches to visit in FranceFamous architectural wonders in FranceSouvenirs you must buy in FranceMost popular nightlife destinations in FranceMost luxurious hotels in FranceLocal dishes you must try in FranceThings to avoid in FranceWhen you download France: Essential Travel Tips - All You Need to Know, you will be well-prepared to visit the country of your dreams! Buy this audiobook today!Would you like to start today? If you do, just scroll up and hit the ´´Buy Now´´ button. Enjoy Sam´s Travel Guides! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Writing Souls Narrations. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/130509/bk_acx0_130509_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Get ahead in your personal and professional life with crowd-pleasing communication skills.Packed with advice on improving verbal and non-verbal communication skills alike, Communication Essentials for Dummies is a comprehensive, approachable guide to communication no one should be without. Utilizing a core range of simple skills, this friendly guide tells you how easy it is to communicate effectively. You´ll find out how to listen actively, establish rapport, communicate with credibility, manage communication in difficult situations, and converse with ease using modern technology - and lots more.Great communication skills can make all the difference in your personal and professional life, but for those who tend to get a bit tongue-tied under pressure or just have a hard time asserting themselves, voicing thoughts coherently and confidently can be a sweat-inducing experience. Here, expert author Elizabeth Kuhnke takes the intimidation out of communication by sharing her top tips for successful communication in any situation.Discover how to get ahead in the workplace by mastering your communication skillsRealize the benefits of active listening and the value of establishing rapportUnderstand how the use of effective communication skills can help you secure a new job offerRecognize how to use effective communication to negotiate your way to personal and professional successWhether you´re looking to climb the corporate ladder, take on a new professional challenge or just want to improve your communication skills in personal and professional relationships, Communication Essentials for Dummies will have you listening, voicing, and articulating your way to success in no time.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Siiri Scott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/003002/bk_gdan_003002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Includes a unique audiobook experience with NY Times bestselling author Rachel Hollis, author and inspirational speaker Trent Shelton, and Delta CEO Ed Bastian Sharing their leadership insights in a live recording from Leadershift Live!Internationally recognized leadership expert John C. Maxwell teaches readers how to shift their leadership to keep innovating, improving, and influencing others in today’s fast-paced world.Change happens so rapidly today that leaders must be nimble and ready to adapt. Otherwise, they won´t survive. International leadership expert John Maxwell says the key is to learn how to ´´leadershift.”In Leadershift, John C. Maxwell helps listeners make leadership changes that will positively enhance their organizational and personal growth. He does this by sharing the 11 shifts he made over the course of his long and successful leadership career. Each shift changed his trajectory and set him up for new and exciting achievements, strengthening and sustaining his leadership abilities and making him the admired leadership expert he is today.Among those leadershifts are ´´the Adaptive Shift from Plan A to Option A´´, ´´the Production Shift from Ladder Climbing to Ladder Building´´, and ´´the Influence Shift from Positional Authority to Moral Authority´´. Maxwell gives specific guidance to listeners about how to make these shifts in their own lives. Each one requires them to change the way they think, act, and ultimately lead so they can be successful in a world that never remains the same. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Maxwell, Rachel Hollis, Trent Shelton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/001423/bk_tnwd_001423_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After countless generations of searching for and sharing wisdom, why does man´s quest for meaning remain so elusive? Or, if we know what we want, why is it often so hard to achieve? What´s missing? Is the solution to our troubles a recipe of what to do, or is the real issue why we don´t? Answers abound, and yet people remain stuck and unhappy, self-limiting, and periodically self-destructive. A modern world that is bursting with conflicting information can often make us feel even more lost as we struggle to understand life´s mysteries and implement strategies for happiness and supposed success. Answers are not enough; we also need insights. Elevate does all that and more as it weaves together five powerful insights and 10 essential skills - linking awareness and action, East and West, ancient and modern, spiritual and scientific - so that we can build a staircase of success. Increased clarity and capability lead to elevated confidence and growth...however you choose to define it. Joseph Deitch shares his lifelong pursuit of wisdom and growth in an accessible, practical, down-to-earth gift to his listeners. Elevate is a modern classic, a celebration of life and the potential that exists for all of us. It´s a formula for turning frustration into fascination, and it provides a universal framework for what works and why, what to do...and why we don´t. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike DelGaudio. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119258/bk_acx0_119258_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Canning and preserving? Isn´t that something my grandmother did? It is, and this informative recipe book unlocks the reasons why. Originally begun as a way to save money and expand a food´s shelf life, canning and preserving takes on whole new meaning in our modern age. Poultry, in particular, is so versatile and bursting with nutrients and untapped flavors. Learn to extract those hidden gems by following these suggested guidelines and recipes. Prepare and then pass on delicious, mouthwatering canned foods to friends and loved ones. A lost art? No longer! Believe me, there´s more to canning poultry than simply packing a bunch of chicken legs into a glass jar and screwing on a lid. There is an art, requiring safe and precise steps to provide the best end-result food products. Add spices, marinades, and any number of flavor-boosting ideas to the mix and enjoy it months later. Any number of tasty combinations are possible. Once you´ve mastered the 30 finger-licking good recipes contained in this easy-to-follow cookbook, you´ll astound your family and friends with your own concoctions. There is literally no way to go wrong with these wonderful recipes. It can be fun and easy. We´ll cover it all in this timely cookbook: what is canning and preserving - how does it work, the actual how-to, and a realistic assortment of wonderful recipes. Learn what thousands have already discovered: Canning and preserving your foods can be rewarding and cost effective - astound your friends, and then tell them where you got this gem of a cookbook. If you can eat it...you can preserve it: This timely instructional guide and recipe book is the only resource you´ll ever need to can or preserving your favorite foods. Your creations will be worthy of sharing with virtually anyone. Have fun, try something new, capture someone´s imagination, and buy this cookbook today! You´ll have absolutely no regrets, but will be thrille 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Polen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055788/bk_acx0_055788_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After all the testing and touring and applying, your child has been accepted to college. Congratulations! Now what?Every new student grapples with making a successful transition to college - with remaining healthy, happy, grounded, and in school. Indeed, the national statistics are sobering: One in three freshmen will not come back for sophomore year, and less than 50 percent will graduate on time. A student’s adjustment is key, especially during the period starting with the lazy summer months before move-in and ending at the dizzying close of a student’s first semester. Distilling lessons and sharing stories (some cautionary, some entertaining, all helpful) from her long college advisory career, three-time Ivy League Dean Monique Rinere presents a unique month-by-month road map to a college experience that is rich, rewarding, and successful for teens and parents alike. Taking parents from the moment the acceptances arrive to the end of the first college semester, her expert advice covers:Assessing the right fit among your child’s options: who and what to ask to get the real scoop on campus and academic lifeUnderstanding actual costs: considering hidden expenses, financial-aid and scholarship fine print, loans, and work-study opportunitiesParenting through the senior slump so students don’t jeopardize their hard-won college spotTalking to your child about freshman culture shock and their new freedoms around parties, food, finances, and sleepWhat your child needs to know about working with an academic advisor, interacting with professors, and creating his or her own community of advisorsHow to help your rising freshman create a conceptual bridge from what they are, a graduating high school senior, to what they want to be, a college alumTime-management and class-scheduling tips to help your child pick an appropriate class (and extracurricular) load 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicol Zanzarella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006782/bk_rand_006782_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.