On Running On:Lessons from 40 Years of Running Andrew Collins
The Judge:26 Machiavellian Lessons Ronald K. L. Collins, David M. Skover
The Extraordinary Life of an Extraordinary LeaderTracing her development as a leader, Frances Hesselbein reveals her remarkable personal story and the principles that have served and guided her well throughout her extraordinary life. Written in an intimate and compelling voice, this audio book delivers key leadership lessons applicable to leaders in every walk of life. My Life in Leadership offers a look at what shaped Frances Hesselbein as a person and as a leader, from her youth in the mountains of western Pennsylvania to her professional journey with the Girl Scouts of the USA where she went from troop leader to transformational CEO, and to how Peter F. Drucker chose her to found and lead the Drucker Foundation, now the Leader to Leader Institute. With excitement and humility, she relives the key moments that have shaped her life of leadership including the day she received our country´s highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. This remarkable audio book also includes stories about her world travels to deliver her message of leadership and her notable experiences with, as well as what she has learned from, some of the most distinguished leaders of our time including Peter Drucker; John W. Gardner; Max DePree; Presidents Clinton, H.W. Bush, and Reagan; General Eric Shinseki; Jim Collins; Warren Bennis; and Marshall Goldsmith. As inspirational as it is practical, My Life in Leadership is filled with Frances Hesselbein´s universal leadership lessons that will serve any leader, of any age, in any sector. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Saltus. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000575/bk_gdan_000575_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´The Nuclear Risk´´, by Elizabeth Kolbert: Lessons from Japan´s disaster.THE FINANCIAL PAGE´´Creative Destruction?´´, by James Surowiecki: The economics of natural disasters.LETTER FROM JAPAN´´Aftershocks´´, by Evan Osnos: Living with catastrophe. PROFILES´´Sole Mate´´, by Lauren Collins: What Christian Louboutin sees in shoes.SHOUTS & MURMURS´´Just in Time for Spring´´, by Ellis Weiner: An old phenomenon is sweeping the nation.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Into the Woods´´, by David Denby: Reviews of Red Riding Hood and Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/110323/pe_nyer_110323_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Drawing upon a six-year research project at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras took 18 truly exceptional and long-lasting companies and studied each in direct comparison to one of its top competitors. They examined the companies from their very beginnings to the present day - as start-ups, as midsize companies, and as large corporations. Throughout, the authors asked: ´´What makes the truly exceptional companies different from the comparison companies and what were the common practices these enduringly great companies followed throughout their history?´´ Organized into a coherent framework of practical concepts that can be applied by managers and entrepreneurs at all levels, Built to Last provides a master blueprint for building organizations that will prosper long into the 21st century and beyond. This summary is aimed at those who want to capture the gist of the book but don´t have the current time to devour the full book. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer. This is a summary that is not intended to be used without reference to the original book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassius Mishima. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061122/bk_acx0_061122_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Humility is the cornerstone of any successful business! The author of Good to Great skillfully outlined all the challenges it takes for a business to sustain long term meaningful growth. Jim Collins meticulously outlined that great leaders are not over-indulgent or self-absorbent, but are rather focus on the overall success, and growth of their organizations. Great leaders are capable of identifying the best possible solution that can optimize even bad, or mediocre companies. Primarily with effective management skills, they have the capabilities to efficiently, and effectively transition any company from Good to Great. Collins Hedge concept - beautifully outlined the process of self-discovery. Most importantly, it teaches that you should find something that you are passionate about, once you have discovered that one thing - you can put all your passion into it, and work assiduously to create your very own success story. Detailed overview of the book Most valuable lessons and information Key Takeaways and Analysis Take action today and grab this best-selling book for a limited time discount of only $6.99! Written by Elite Summaries Please note: This is a detailed summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ian Andrews. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/095291/bk_acx0_095291_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
DescriptionThis book/2-CD pack delivers the meat & potatoes of bluegrass Mandolin way beyond just teaching fiddle tunes! Players will discover how to find their way around the neck using common double stops, develop creative back-up skills, play solos to vocal tunes in the style of Bill Monroe, make up their own solos, and a whole lot more. For the average learner, this pack represents nearly two years´ worth of lessons! Includes two instructional CDs: one plays every example in the book, and the second contains 32 songs performed by a bluegrass band with the Mandolin parts separated on the right channel.
This special To The Best of Our Knowledge series contains five programs:In the BeginningWhere do we come from? Fair question. Religious scholar Stephen Mitchell says the answer lies in humanity´s different creation myths. Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku says we´re the reverb of a Big Bang from another universe. And, midwifery guru Ina May Gaskin gets down to where each one of us really comes from - mom.Why Bother?Catholic-nun-turned-unbeliever Karen Armstrong describes her path back to God. Cinema Nirvana: enlightenment lessons from Hollywood. Also, Parker Palmer on how to keep going when life stops making sense. And, that good old existentialist, Charlie Brown.Are We Having Fun Yet?At nearly 70, one high school English teacher discovers the joys of sex. Poet Billy Collins stops to smell the roses while our host, Jim Fleming, goes to Paris for a sumptuous chocolate tour. And, to the woods we go, playing jazz for the birds.RegretsPete Best has a few... He had Ringo´s job just months before the Beatles´ first hit ´´Love Me Do´´ came out. Also, world-renowned concert pianist Leon Fleisher reflects on the disease that destroyed his right hand. And, one man sets out to apologize to the descendants of his family´s slaves.The EndWhat happens when we die? Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen says much more than you think. Novelist Jim Crace says nothing, nothing at all. Also, Amy Tan´s story of the murder that shaped her life as a writer. And, whistle a tune at the Grim Reaper with Monty Python´s Eric Idle. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/000543/rt_tbon_000543_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.