Millennials are walking into a very different business environment than the one in which our parents worked. We can´t rely on the stability of a linear career path within a single company. To be successful in this new world, we must take a proactive approach to managing our careers. Not Your Parents´ Workplace shares an intimate account of the highs and lows I´ve experienced as a young professional, including what it was like to go through the largest bankruptcy in history and how I bounced back from getting laid off. But more importantly, it teaches insightful lessons that will help you find your dream job and be successful in your career. I´ve always been passionate about career management. Throughout the years I´ve helped countless young people develop the skills they´ve needed to find a great job. Through personal experience and the experiences of others, I´ve learned what it takes to succeed. I believe the stories and lessons shared in this book will help interns and young professionals learn how to proactively manage their careers and find success in the new business world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nathan Tanner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073067/bk_acx0_073067_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A best-selling author and advertising veteran shares a life´s lessons from the ad trade. Dave Marinaccio, cofounder and the creative director of LMO Advertising, is a veteran of the industry who, as a young man starting out, studied stand-up at Second City in Chicago. He later wrote an international best seller, All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Watching Star Trek. His equally entertaining new audiobook takes us inside the world of advertising, offering stories and observations from his three decades at some of America´s best-known agencies, working with clients from Pizza Hut to the Holocaust Museum. In short, punchy chapters, Dave pulls back the curtain and shares his insights on how marketing decisions are made and other lessons. His topics range from logos, the big idea, and selling perfume to how we undervalue our gifts, to do-overs, celebrities, and ´´meetingsmanship´´. And more than a few lessons turn out to be apt not just for business but for our stressed-out lives. Admen, Mad Men, and How Advertising Really Works is written to be easily digestible by interns, CEOS, or anyone who has ever watched a television commercial or clicked on a banner ad. Irreverent, packed with useful information, and unflinchingly honest, it is a serious business book by a seriously funny man and a must for anyone who lives, works, or plays in today´s commercial culture. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fleet Cooper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025180/bk_adbl_025180_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Amanda Holster of Holster & Holster Law - a sexy, voluptuous, tempting female boss - has the horny heads of the new law interns spinning! Not everything is quite as it seems though. Her law firm has a secret. Amanda only hires males to act as her sexual servants throughout their fleeting careers in the company. The sensual job interviews are not the old-fashioned kind, and even the job descriptions involve sinful duties! One day, a young intern named Will gets hired by Amanda but doesn´t want to obey her rules. He teaches her a sinful lesson; but the next day, she regrets surrendering her body to him. She decides to punish him in front of all the other innocent interns. Unbeknownst to her, things are about turn sinful in the boardroom. Will she surrender herself to others one more time? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trevor Clinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044935/bk_acx0_044935_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Levi-Strauss, the jeans and apparel maker, missed out on the hip-hop trend. They didn´t realize that those kids in baggy jeans represented a whole new and lucrative market opportunity, one they could have seen coming if they had but been paying attention to the shape of American culture. Levi Strauss isn´t alone. Too many corporations outsource their understanding of culture to trend hunters, cool watchers, marketing experts, consulting firms, and, sometimes, teenage interns. The cost to Levi-Strauss was a billion dollars. The cost to the rest of corporate America is immeasurable. The lesson? The American corporation needs a new professional. It needs a Chief Culture Officer. Grant McCracken, an anthropologist who now trains some of the world´s biggest companies and consulting firms, argues that the CCO would keep a finger on the pulse of contemporary cultural trends, from sneakers to slow food to preppies, while developing a systematic understanding of the deep waves of culture in America and the world. The CCOs professionalism would allow the corporation to see coming changes, even when they only exist as the weakest of signals. Delightfully authoritative, trenchantly on point, bursting with insight and character, Chief Culture Officer is sure to expand your horizons and your business. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Berman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001704/bk_adbl_001704_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Student teaching can be an endeavor fraught with anxiety. Those entering the classroom for the first time face the daunting challenge of translating coursework on the theory of teaching into real-world experience. Common questions for anxious student teachers include: Will I be a good teacher? Will I ever get control of my classroom? How can I do all of this grading and plan for next week at the same time? This helpful guide by teacher educator Rosalyn McKeown offers practical suggestions for student teachers, interns, and teacher candidates just starting out in a secondary school classroom. This easy-to-read text enables new educators to rapidly advance their teaching skills early in their pre-service experiences. After exploring the pitfalls of inexperience and providing helpful guidance on maintaining order in the classroom, McKeown focuses on teaching skills. She advises readers on writing objectives and lesson plans, creating interesting ways to start and end class, introducing variety into the classroom, lecturing, asking meaningful questions, and using visual aids. Among the other topics discussed are setting up a classroom, recognizing differences in learning styles, and developing an individual teaching style. Sidebars scattered throughout the text offer useful advice on everything from how to deal with stage fright and distracting noises from outside, to planning for block scheduling and avoiding the attributes of a boring teacher. With McKeown´s own list of expectations for her classes, templates for hall passes and lesson plans, and scores of tips garnered from years of experience, Into the Classroom provides information a first-time teacher needs to enter the secondary classroom with confidence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laurel Thomas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/004881/bk_acx0_004881_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Foreign correspondent Lola Wicks is livid. She´s been downsized from her Kabul posting. Her editor reassigns her to a stateside suburban beat formerly the province of interns. When she arrives in Montana for some R&R at a friend´s cabin, her friend is nowhere in sight. Anger turns to terror when Lola discovers her friend shot dead. She can´t get out of Montana fast enough, until she finds that she can´t get out at all. She´s held as a potential witness, thwarting her plan to return on her own to Afghanistan to write the stories she´s sure will persuade her editors to change their minds. Her best hope lies in solving the case herself. But the surefooted journalist who deftly negotiated Afghanistan´s deadly terrain finds herself frighteningly off-balance in this forgotten corner of her own country, plagued by tensions between the locals and citizens of the nearby Blackfeet Nation. Lola´s lone-wolf style doesn´t work in a place where the harsh landscape and extreme isolation compel people to rely upon each other in ways she finds unsettling. In her awkward attempts at connection, by turns touching and humorous, Lola forms a reluctant alliance with a local reporter, succumbs to the romantic attentions of a wealthy rancher, and fences warily with the state´s first Indian candidate for governor, the subject of her friend´s final stories. Initially pretending interest to glean information, Lola comes to truly care about the people she meets in Montana, only to miss the warning signals that her own life is in danger. Even as she unravels her friend´s terrible fate, Lola Wicks joins many Americans in learning the hard lessons of a fraught economy - that circumstances change in a flash, that formerly overlooked places and people can hold deep value, and that in the end human bonds matter so much more than fleeting career success. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caroline Shaffer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005967/bk_blak_005967_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.