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.
In the stormy seas of today´s world economy, organizations need people to own their work, not just rent a spot on the organizational chart. All Hands on Deck is a fun story that is both a business strategy book about creating competitive advantage through corporate culture and a personal development book that will inspire listeners to be more committed and engaged with their work and their organizations. Drawing upon the wisdom of some of the greatest and most beloved business leaders of the 20th century, this essential guide: Creates a virtual roadmap for building a culture of ownership where workers are inspired to think and act like partners in the enterprise - not just hired hands Shares practical and proven strategies for earning employee buy-in and commitment to the values, vision, and purpose of the organization Features the real-world wisdom of some of the most successful and beloved business leaders of the 20th century, including Walt Disney, Ray Kroc, Mary Kay Ash, Bill Hewlett, and Dave Packard A stirring resource for today´s business environment, All Hands on Deck shares the tools you need to create an organization that competes and succeeds in today´s turbulent world and the inspiration that your people need to put those tools to work. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Richards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001829/bk_acx0_001829_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Daniel Peterson´s life was all planned out. His upcoming marriage would guarantee him the lifetime corner office in her father´s firm, complete with the highest social standing, country club memberships...even golf lessons. But then the phone rang. It seems the father he never knew has passed away, leaving him a tidy inheritance. To claim it, Dan is tasked with scattering his father´s ashes, but under the most bizarre conditions and circumstances he could possibly imagine. This sends Dan on a wild, cross-country adventure of discovery - and self-discovery. As he comes to know his father, he is also forced to re-evaluate himself and all he holds dear. This is a heart-warming tale that redefines friends and family, and will leave you laughing with a tear in your eye. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Cruse. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072957/bk_acx0_072957_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
She´s a no-holds-barred, kick-butt, don´t-cover-the-ugly-parts archaeologist. History wants to teach her a lesson. The journey begins with a backpack and lip gloss. Caitlin Benoit finds her blood quickened by a new, intriguing site. An initial exploration leads to the discovery of a mysterious river rock with peculiar etchings. Puzzled, she breaks all the rules to examine the stone closer. When she brushes away the dirt, 2017 folds away to leave Caitlin standing in pre-Civil War Charleston. As she tries to work out how she time traveled to 1859, Caitlin learns the terrifying risk she poses even while she tries to return home.
She´s always craved his touch...even though it´s forbidden. When Ash is assigned her first feature as a reporter, it should be simple: interview a real-life Dominant for an article about BDSM. But her subject is none other than Darien Gallagher, her best friend´s stepfather...and it´ll be an interview she never forgets. What started for Dare as a lesson in sensual domination suddenly has become so much more. He can´t deny the spark between them, even though he knows she´s completely off limits. With every seductive word, every lesson, Dare tests Ash´s resolve and pushes her boundaries. But at the same time, her boss, Adam, has her craving things she shouldn´t. While Ash finds herself dreaming of both men, a dark secret threatens to destroy everything. But how can she hold on to a relationship that isn´t even real? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julia Duvall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002162/bk_aren_002162_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Once a Disciple, forever a Disciple.In losing her dad, Ash learned an important lesson: Being a Disciple is dangerous. She couldn´t stay and wait for the club to take the man she loved, too. But when a threat to the club puts her in danger, she has no choice but to return to the world she left behind.A Disciple will fight like a savage for what is his.Sketch has what he needs: his tattooing, the club, and his bike. Wanting more was just a pipe dream that died when Ash left. Now, she´s coming home - but not by choice, and not alone. Suddenly, nothing matters except the one that got away...and the daughter she came back with.This biker knows one thing: a Disciple´s daughter´s return is about to make his whole world shift.Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Troy Duran, Stephanie Wyles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/013885/bk_tant_013885_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Christian Chick´s Guide to Surviving Divorce is what your girlfriend would tell you, preferably over coffee and crepes, if she knew what to say. With a good dose of humor, it´s full of life-giving encouragement as well as practical guidance. A book full of hope - from someone who has been there. ´´I walked into my local Christian bookstore with my head down, hoping no one would see the tears streaming down my face,´´ writes the author. ´´I didn´t want the usual version of surviving divorce: have a glass of wine, slash his tires, head to Jamaica, and party like you did in college. I needed Godly advice from a woman who had walked in my shoes and lived to tell about it.´´ Divorced does not have to be your label. You can heal and come out on the other side in triumph. Every year, 900,000 women of faith go through a divorce. This book is full of the wisdom and encouragement that Suzanne received, as well as the lessons she learned while the Lord was exchanging his beauty for her ashes. There is life on the other side. A life full of hope, healing, and triumph. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sorrel Brigman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049414/bk_acx0_049414_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This haunting debut from a brilliant new voice is sure to be as captivating as it is controversial, a shocking look at the imminent collapse of American civilization - and what will succeed it. In the aftermath of the switch from analog to digital TV, an anarchic movement known as Salvage hijacks the unused airwaves. Mixed in with the static´s random noise are dire warnings of the imminent economic, political, and social collapse of civilization-and cold-blooded lessons on how to survive the fall and prosper in the harsh new order that will inevitably arise from the ashes of the old. Hiram and Levi are two young men, former Scouts and veterans of countless Dungeons & Dragons campaigns. Now, on the blood-drenched battlefields of university campuses, shopping malls, and gated communities, they will find themselves taking on new identities and new moralities as they lead a ragtag band of hackers and misfits to an all-but-mythical place called Amaranth, where a fragile future waits to be born. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Patton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002286/bk_acx0_002286_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We are in the midst of a global refugee crisis. Sixty-five million people are fleeing for their lives. The choices are urgent, not just for them but for all of us. What can we possibly do to help? With compassion and clarity, David Miliband shows why we should care and how we can make a difference. He takes us from war zones in the Middle East to peaceful suburbs in America to explain the crisis and show what can be done, not just by governments with the power to change policy but by citizens with the urge to change lives. His innovative and practical call to action shows that the crisis need not overwhelm us. Miliband says this is a fight to uphold the best of human nature in the face of rhetoric and policy that humor the worst. He defends the international order built by Western leaders out of the ashes of World War II but says now is the time for reform. Describing his family story and drawing revealing lessons from his life in politics, David Miliband shows that if we fail refugees, then we betray our own history, values, and interests. The message is simple: Rescue refugees, and we rescue ourselves. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Miliband. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008160/bk_sans_008160_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.