Drug Smugglers on Drug Smuggling examines the organizational structures of drug smuggling from Colombia to the US. Career drug smugglers describe a series of often disconnected networks that enable smugglers to best organize their business in a way that will minimize the risks of apprhension and maximize profits. The book is published by Temple University Press. ´´A major contribution to our understanding of the underworld of international drug smuggling. Drug Smugglers on Drug Smuggling is a master work that must be read by anyone with a serious interest in the control and containment of illicit drugs.´´ (Richard Wright, Curators´ Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Missouri-St. Louis) 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Eastman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013428/bk_acx0_013428_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Inside the C-Suite: 21 Lessons from Top Management to Get Your Way in Business and in Life:1. Auflage Jayaram Easwaran
The leader´s guide to building a service powerhouse using the approach that made Mayo Clinic the number one healthcare system in America. Mayo Clinic is among the best service organizations in the world. It fosters a culture that exceeds customer expectations and earns deep loyalty from both customers and employees. This classic business guide offers a rare, up-close look at the best practices that drive Mayo Clinic´s success. By examining the operating principles that guide every management decision at this legendary institution, authors Leonard Berry and Kent Seltman: Demonstrate how a great service brand evolves from the core values that nourish and protect it Extrapolate instructive business lessons that apply outside healthcare Illustrate the benefits of pooling talent and encouraging teamwork Present a proven prescription for creating sustainable service excellence Learn how to apply the Clinic´s winning methods to your own organization: business concepts that produce stellar results, effective organizational efficiency, and world-class interpersonal service. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Regal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/graw/000240/bk_graw_000240_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The 25th Secretary of Defense takes listeners behind the scenes to reveal the inner workings of the Pentagon, its vital mission, and what it takes to lead it. The Pentagon is the headquarters of the single largest institution in America: the Department of Defense. The DOD employs millions of Americans. It owns and operates more real estate and spends more money than any other entity. It manages the world’s largest and most complex information network and performs more R&D than Apple, Google, and Microsoft combined. Most important, the policies it carries out, in war and peace, impact the security and freedom of billions of people around the globe. Yet to most Americans, the dealings of the DOD are a mystery and the Pentagon nothing more than an opaque five-sided box that they regard with a mixture of awe and suspicion. In this new book, former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter demystifies the Pentagon and sheds light on all that happens inside one of the nation’s most iconic and most closely guarded buildings. Drawn from Carter’s 36 years of leadership experience in the DOD, this is the essential book for understanding the challenge of defending America in a dangerous world - and imparting a trove of incisive lessons that can guide leaders in any complex organization. In these times of great disruption and danger, the need for Ash Carter’s authoritative and pragmatic account is more urgent than ever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ash Carter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004344/bk_peng_004344_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover how to be a good manager - motivate inspire! Do you know that much of what you´ve learned about management and supervising is wrong? Are you aware that many of the business books you´ve read and classes you´ve attended have little or nothing to do with real life? Do you realize that much of the training you´ve taken about how to be an effective supervisor of a team of people actually serves to slow projects down, fails to inspire, and produces more work for everyone? Nothing taught in schools prepares anyone for real life on the job. In other words, experience is the best teacher. Richard Lowe Jr, a leader at Trader Joe´s for almost 20 years, and a Vice President of two consulting companies before that, explains the lessons he learned the hard way about how to motivate and manage a staff of highly trained technical people. This is not some dry theoretical manuscript; instead, it´s based on successes and failures from the school of hard knocks. If you´ve always wondered whether you´re doing things right - or if you´re frustrated that your team isn´t getting the best results, then this book is for you. Discover the secrets of being a good manager Inside how to be a good manager, you´ll discover the secrets I´ve learned throughout the years in the trenches of project and people management. Inside you´ll learn: How to hire the best people and skip over the worst How to work with people individually and as a team How to divide tasks How to deal with the boss How to network, grow your connections and encourage success Handling constantly changing demands and priorities And more! If you´re ready to dramatically improve your results at work, you need this book. Get the lessons Lowe learned the hard way and discover success right out of the gate. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin McKay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052949/bk_acx0_052949_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Whether you´ve filed for bankruptcy or not, a book on how to recover from bankruptcy can help anyone to make wiser financial decisions in the future. A person yet to experience the anguish of making that decision to file can learn ways to better manage their finances and how to hopefully avoid making choices that lead to bankruptcy later in life. Bankruptcy is avoidable and a book on how to recover from filing will show you how to avoid it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Margaret Strozier. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032094/bk_acx0_032094_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Many people have said that the top prize in education is graduating students who are knowledgeable of the basics; however, too many of America´s public-school children have not reached that level of stability. One of the reasons is too many students are concentrating more on the school environment than on math and science. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Len Phillips. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032982/bk_acx0_032982_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From Grammy-winning musical icon and legendary bassist Victor L. Wooten comes an inspiring parable of music, life, and the difference between playing all the right notes...and feeling them. The Music Lesson is the story of a struggling young musician who wanted music to be his life, and who wanted his life to be great. Then, from nowhere it seemed, a teacher arrived. Part musical genius, part philosopher, part eccentric wise man, the teacher would guide the young musician on a spiritual journey, and teach him that the gifts we get from music mirror those from life, and every movement, phrase, and chord has its own meaning...All you have to do is find the song inside. ´´The best book on music (and its connection to the mystic laws of life) that I´ve ever read. I learned so much on every level.´´-Multiple Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Michael Brecker
In Inside Apple, Adam Lashinsky provides readers with an insight on leadership and innovation. He introduces Apple business concepts like the ´DRI´ (Apple´s practice of assigning a Directly Responsible Individual to every task) and the Top 100 (an annual event where that year´s top 100 up-and-coming executives are surreptitiously transported to a secret retreat with company founder Steve Jobs). Based on numerous interviews, the book reveals exclusive new information about how Apple innovates, deals with its suppliers, and is handling the transition into the Post Jobs Era. While Inside Apple provides a detailed investigation into the unique company, its lessons about leadership, product design and marketing are universal. Inside Apple will appeal to anyone hoping to bring some of the Apple magic to their own company, career, or creative endeavour.