Imagine private jets ready for an afternoon flight to New York City for a transcontinental shopping trip...luxury yachts circling the globe awaiting their owner's arrival...fully staffed but rarely visited vacation homes throughout the world. The rich live trouble-free lives of graceful ease. Or do they? In Fables of Fortune, author Richard Watts pulls back the brocade curtain to reveal the precarious path of wanting more. As an advisor to the super-rich, Watts reflects on the reality of wealth and a difficult and heartbreaking lesson: "The wealthiest person is not the one who has the most, but the one who needs the least." Through vignettes based on true stories, Fables of Fortune reveals the challenges the super-wealthy face, including marriages based on net worth, interfamily inheritance battles, faux friends, entitled children, alienation, and spiritual depletion. It also challenges listeners to reconsider key life questions of personal value - and discover surprising new answers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Parks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/128016/bk_acx0_128016_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover the lessons from Henry Ford that will unleash your entrepreneurial potential! Among the most famous Americans ever, Henry Ford was one of the greatest inventors and industrialists of the early 20th century. He built one of the most innovative versions of the "horseless carriage" and created the first factory assembly line. But the secrets to Henry Ford's success were not lost when he passed away. Take a journey through the lenses of his life, and see how the secrets to his success unfold. Learn and master the ways of Henry Ford, the man who set the standards for success and paved the way for millions of other entrepreneurs to innovate and impact the world. Henry Ford's experiences each come with a valuable lesson in entrepreneurship, and each of these lessons is one more piece of the puzzle to becoming a great innovator. Being a transformative leader in this world is not limited to those who are gifted. It takes hard work, diligence, and an eye for seeing beyond the curtain. You too can become a great entrepreneur like Ford and find your success in this challenging world. Here's a preview of what you will learn: How to take the leap from a life of certainty to a life of reward How to associate yourself with people who can further your objectives How to persevere in the face of all odds How not to get caught up with money issues 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Chekijian. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049304/bk_acx0_049304_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You’ve left another audition feeling defeated. You’re pissed because those damn nerves took over your body...again. The real you actually never stepped foot in that audition; your nervous representative did. You go home and wonder if that casting office will ever call you again. The next audition you get forces you to replay this scenario over and over again, and you wonder if you even have what it takes to become a working actor. Instead of learning from the experience, it now haunts you. Packed with insider secrets from a working Hollywood actress, Playing Small: The Actor’s Guide to Becoming a Booking Magnet is an incredibly listenable and rich tapestry for any actor, especially those pursuing a career in film and television. Life and career coach Christine Horn pulls back the curtain of her own successful career to teach us one simple yet complicated lesson: Your thoughts are sabotaging your career. And she is brave enough to allow the piece to unfold with a distinct straightforward simplicity that never loses its edgy intellect. This game-changing book will challenge you to push past the strategy you think you know and force you to identify the big fears that have held you back from running toward your dreams with your fullest potential. You will learn how to break through your psychological roadblocks that have kept you playing small and feeling stuck in a cycle of stinking thinking, useless comparison, procrastination, fear, shame, doubt, and worry.With hundreds of successful client stories under her belt, Christine teaches you how to find the fun in acting again and how to become a booking magnet. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Horn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/174540/bk_acx0_174540_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Best-selling author and economist Jay W. Richards makes the definitive case for how the free market and individual responsibility can save the American Dream in an age of automation and mass disruption. For two and a half centuries, America has been held together by the belief that if you work hard and conduct yourself responsibly in this country, you will be able to prosper and leave a better life for your children. But over the past decade, that idea has come into crisis. A recession, the mass outsourcing of stable jobs, and a coming wave of automation that will replace millions of blue- and white-collar jobs alike have left many people worried that the game is rigged and that our best days are behind us. In this story-driven manifesto on the future of American work, Jay Richards argues that such thinking is counterproductive - making us more fragile, more dependent, and less equipped to succeed in a rapidly changing economy. If we're going to survive, we need a new model for how ordinary people can thrive in this age of mass disruption. Richards pulls back the curtain on what's really happening in our economy, dispatching myths about capitalism, greed, and upward mobility. And he tells the stories of how real individuals have begun to rebuild a culture of virtue, capitalizing on the skills that are most uniquely human: creativity, resilience, and empathy for the needs of others Destined to take its place alongside classics like Economics in One Lesson, The Human Advantage is the essential book for understanding the future of American work and how each of us can make this era of staggering change work on our behalf. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Cashman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006206/bk_rand_006206_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Politics makes for strange bedfellows, the old saying goes. Americans, however, often forget the obvious lesson underlying this adage: politics is about winning elections and governing once in office. Voters of all stripes seem put off by the rough-and-tumble horse-trading and deal-making of politics, viewing its practitioners as self-serving and without principle or conviction.Because of these perspectives, the scholarly and popular narrative of American politics has come to focus on ideology over all else. But as Donald T. Critchlow demonstrates in his riveting new book, this obsession obscures the important role of temperament, character, and leadership ability in political success. Critchlow looks at four leading Republican presidential contenders - Richard Nixon, Nelson Rockefeller, Barry Goldwater, and Ronald Reagan - to show that, behind the scenes, ideology mattered less than principled pragmatism and the ability to build coalitions toward electoral and legislative victory.Drawing on new archival material, Critchlow lifts the curtain on the lives of these political rivals and what went on behind the scenes of their campaigns. He reveals unusual relationships between these men: Nixon making deals with Rockefeller, while Rockefeller courted Goldwater and Reagan, who themselves became political rivals despite their shared conservatism. The result is a book sure to fascinate anyone wondering what it takes to win the presidency of the United States - and to govern effectively.The book is published by University of Pennsylvania Press. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks."A compact and illuminating history...." (The American Prospect)"This readable history offers shrewd insights into the disposition of national leaders then and now." (Publishers Weekly) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Galone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/132861/bk_acx0_132861_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This best-selling book is my gift to all who strive to move beyond the boundaries of the material world and fully connect with God and the universe. (God is Source, Creator, Universal Intelligence, All That Ever Is and Ever Was.) (Author, Michelle Skaletski-Boyd, Intuitive, Speaker, and Clinical Transpersonal Hypnotherapist.) Perfect for those who are walking the path of spiritual awakening, this Words for the Soul: Heaven-Sent Life Lessons and Conversations with God, Volume One came to be after spiritual seekers throughout the world began requesting each short story about the author's personal experiences about Self-awareness be captured in book form. Each powerful heaven-sent lesson is written in such a way that you can add joy to your journey on your path of spiritual awakening. From learning to laugh at your little self as it grows and connects to your Higher Self, to pulling back the curtain on your limiting beliefs, this book deepens your understanding of Self-discovery as you become more uplifted and entertained. The Corporate Woo-Woo™ Michelle Skaletski-Boyd is one of the nation's leading intuitives. After leaving her job in the corporate world believing the "net would appear" Michelle followed the path of her soul. Struggle, failure, hardship, and fears were just some of the tragedies her spirit encountered before she stepped fully into her truth. Throughout her soul-felt journey as Michelle resisted her own inner power, often battling hard with her ego, she surrendered long enough to start trusting her intuition and recorded each of these experience to include in-depth conversations with God. This volume captures these stories in collective form. First in the Soul-Felt Sequel™ this audiobook contains powerful "God and me" lessons filled with inspiration and hope with six additional chapters exclusive to the recorded version. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michelle Skaletski-Boyd, Mr. Kim Moss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/033265/bk_acx0_033265_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The aggravation and tension of sibling rivalry explode in the most pleasurable way. It's so hard being the youngest one in the household, especially when picked on by the sassy, teasing older female living in the bedroom just next door. Lauren's always sticking her nose where it doesn't belong, ranting and raving, taunting and tormenting, and he wishes she never became part of the household at all. Life would be better without Lauren always in his business and giving him a hard time; he couldn't possibly learn to actually appreciate her presence or all the things his older sib could teach him. That would take some monumental event - first-time experience - his young mind can't possibly fathom... until it happens. When his parents go out for the evening, Lauren's usual harassment begins. She invades his room, pokes around on his computer, and asks all kinds of questions about the girl at school he likes. The only thing he can count on from Lauren is her incessant invasion of his privacy and her keen ability to embarrass the heck out of him. Her questions are annoyingly personal, her lack of shyness shocks him nearly to death when she suddenly appears from behind the shower curtain all wet and fully revealed, and when she discovers just how uncomfortable and inexperienced he is when it comes to the opposite sex, Lauren goes on a full rampage, intending to teach him a thing or two. He doesn't want to learn; Lauren can't possibly have anything good to teach him - or show him. But when she takes it upon herself to force a lesson on female upper anatomy, he can't help his bodily reaction. And Lauren, of course, knows just how to deal with that too. It may just be all a big game to her, but he is the ultimate winner. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Me. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/025826/bk_acx0_025826_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the world of municipal politics, truth is stranger than fiction and there is no truth stranger than La Blanca Gente, Colorado. In this striking first book, the author weaves between the anecdotal and the academic to sew a grand comic farce as he unveils the curtain over the tactics employed by government employees to achieve their own ends. Tragic? Absurd? Harrowing? Indeed, and 'City Boy' serves as a lesson on what not to do when confronted by those who are just dumb enough to take you down. Throw your Urban Planning and Public Administration text books out the window because in the world of municipal politics you better be ready for a street fight. Mike Tedesco currently serves as the Executive Director for the Urban Renewal Authority of Pueblo. He has helped to establish and implement nearly $330 million in public/private economic development partnerships. He serves on the Board of Directors of Downtown Colorado, Inc., and several local organizations. Mike graduated from the University of Kansas with a Masters of Urban Planning degree in 2005. He lives in Pueblo, Colorado, with his wife and two children.
An Artist&#8217;s Insights on Art Appreciation Written by a practicing artist, this book decodes and maps the basic elements of visual art, leading the reader to a greater understanding and appreciation. Not an art history lesson per se, this illustrated guide is rather a tool kit to make the study of art and a visit to the museum truly rewarding. An entertaining and informative read, The Joy of Art offers the reader: A working art vocabulary to help you identify and explain what you&#8217;re looking at Answers to many of the questions you may have about visual art in general A summary of the basic criteria to consider when looking at art Highlights of the primary art genres and an introduction to the artists who pursued them Many visual examples of aesthetic considerations and practices Interesting facts about your favorite artists and clues to why they made the choices they did A few games to test your new skills T he Joy of Art contains 150 color photographs and many interesting insights from an artist-author who takes readers behind the curtain and into the studio to uncover what actually goes into making a work of art. If you love art, this book will take your appreciation to a new level. Not only will your enjoyment of art increase, you&#8217;ll be able to clearly communicate your understanding to others.