For 40 years, Dean Smith coached the University of North Carolina basketball team with unsurpassed success. Now, in The Carolina Way, he explains his coaching philosophy and shows listeners how to apply it to the leadership and team-building challenges they face in their own lives. In his wry, sensible, wise way, Coach Smith takes us through every aspect of his program, illustrating his insights with vivid stories. Accompanying each of Coach Smith’s major points is a ´´Player Perspective” from a former North Carolina basketball star and an in-depth ´´Business Perspective” from Gerald D. Bell, a world-renowned leadership consultant and a professor at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. The keystones of Coach Smith’s coaching philosophy are widely applicable and centrally relevant to building successful teams of any kind. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dean Smith, Gerald D. Bell, John Kilgo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004278/bk_peng_004278_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Life Lessons from Slasher Films: Jessica Robinson
Few people in the history of college sports have been more influential or had a bigger impact than Lou Holtz. Winner of the three national Coach of the Year honors, the only coach ever to lead six different schools to season-ending bowl games, and the ninth-winningest coach in college football history, Holtz is still teaching and coaching, although he is no longer on the gridiron. In his most telling work to date, the man still known as ´´Coach´´ by all who cross his path reveals what motivated a rail-thin 135-pound kid with marginal academic credentials and a pronounced speech impediment to play and coach college football, and to become one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in history. With unflinching honesty and his trademark dry wit, Holtz goes deep, giving us the intimate details of the people who shaped his life and the decisions he would make that shaped the lives of so many others. His is a storied career, and Holtz provides a frank and inside look at the challenges he overcame to turn around the programs at William and Mary, North Carolina State, Arkansas, and Minnesota. From growing up in East Liverpool, Ohio, to his early days as a graduate assistant at the University of Iowa, to his national championship runs at Notre Dame and his final seasons on the sidelines in South Carolina, Lou Holtz gives his best, a poignant, funny, and instructive look into a life well lived. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lou Holtz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001312/bk_harp_001312_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the genre-defying icon Ben Folds comes a memoir that is as nuanced, witty, and relatable as his cult-classic songs. Ben Folds is a celebrated American singer-songwriter, beloved for songs such as ´´Brick,´´ ´´You Don´t Know Me,´´ ´´Rockin´ the Suburbs,´´ and ´´The Luckiest,´´ and is the former frontman of the alternative rock band Ben Folds Five. But Folds will be the first to tell you he´s an unconventional icon, more normcore than hardcore. Now, in his first book, Folds looks back at his life so far in a charming and wise chronicle of his artistic coming of age, infused with the wry observations of a natural storyteller. He opens up about finding his voice as a musician, becoming a rock antihero, and hauling a baby grand piano on and off stage for every performance. In the title chapter, ´´A Dream About Lightning Bugs,´´ Folds recalls his earliest childhood dream-and realizes how much it influenced his understanding of what it means to be an artist. In ´´Measure Twice, Cut Once´´ he learns to resist the urge to skip steps during the creative process. (´´There will be plenty of time for the limitations of the real world to impose themselves on your creation.´´) In ´´Hall Pass´´ he recounts his 1970s North Carolina working-class childhood and the race and class tensions that shaped his early songwriting, and in ´´Cheap Lessons´´ he returns to the painful life lessons he learned the hard way-but that luckily didn´t kill him. Folds also ruminates on music in the digital age, the absurdity of life on the road, and the challenges of sustaining a multidecade, multifaceted career in the music business. In his inimitable voice, both relatable and thought-provoking, Folds digs deep into the life experiences that shaped him, imparting hard-earned wisdom about both art and life. Collectively, these stories embody the message Folds has been singing about for years: Smile like you´ve got nothing to prove, because it hurts to grow up, and life flies by in seconds.
As a freshman at New York University, looking for love is the last thing on Sarah McKenna’s mind. She is too preoccupied with being homesick for her North Carolina home and finding a peaceful place to play her harp amid the noise of the city. And yet, she also dreams of Ireland and is always thinking about Grandma Maggie’s stories from that idyllic country. So who better to grab her attention than a handsome, young Irishman, especially one who shares her passion for Irish music? But Cal O’Keefe has dark secrets. Can Sarah learn to see past the superficial and cope with the secrets to be with the one she loves? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Casey Holloway. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009981/bk_adbl_009981_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jack Rossi is Dare Island´s new police chief. The laid-back North Carolina community is just what he needs to recover from a rocky marriage and a big-city police department. He´s learned his lesson: no more high-profile women or high-pressure jobs. The last thing he wants is an unconventional alt girl rocking his world. Grad student Lauren Patterson made headlines when she kept a bank robbery from going bad. She´s fled to Dare Island to clear her head and focus on writing her story. However, sexy Jack Rossi is a distraction that´s too hot to ignore, and it´s igniting an affair too combustible to resist - or quit. But when their pasts come looking for them, Jack and Lauren find themselves fighting for the future they deserve, whatever the price. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sophie Eastlake. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018238/bk_adbl_018238_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Big Data and Cloud Computing for Development:Lessons from Key Industries and Economies in the Global South Nir Kshetri, Torbjörn Fredriksson, Diana Carolina Rojas Torres
Legendary University of North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith tells the full story of his fabled career and shares the life lessons taught and learned over 40 years of unparalleled success as a coach and mentor. For almost 40 years, Dean Smith coached the University of North Carolina men´s basketball program with unsurpassed success - on the court and in shaping young men´s lives. In his long-awaited memoir, he reflects on the great games, teams, players, strategies, and rivalries that defined his career and explains the philosophy that guided him. There´s a lot more to life than basketball - though some may beg to differ - but there´s a lot more to basketball than basketball, and this is an audiobook about basketball filled with wisdom about life. Dean Smith insisted that the fundamentals of good basketball were the fundamentals of character - passion, discipline, focus, selflessness, and responsibility - and he strove to unite his teams in pursuit of those values. To listen to this book is to understand why Dean Smith changed the lives of the players he coached, from Michael Jordan, who calls him his second father and who never played a single NBA game without wearing a pair of UNC basketball shorts under his uniform, to the last man on the bench of his least talented team. We all wish we had a coach like Dean Smith in our lives, and now we will have that chance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Conger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004144/bk_rand_004144_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Murder and vigilante justice. It´s the trial of the century in a 1940s North Carolina town..... War hero and law student Wes Ross has to save his uncle - but hide the truth. Taught to shoot in the rough logging camps of the North Carolina swamps, Wes Ross remembers his lessons well. Dodging hostile gunfire with dozens of other young Marines, he storms a remote Pacific island as one of Carlson´s Raiders in the first commando-style attack of World War II. He blasts several Japanese snipers from their palm-tree hideouts with buckshot before an enemy bullet sends him home. The Carolina home front includes a new girlfriend and a new occupation, learning to be a rural lawyer in his uncle´s law office, including courtroom intrigue and what goes on behind the scenes. Wes, like his uncles, is a good man, the kind who takes up for the poor and downtrodden and looks out for those who are easy prey for bullies. Frog Cutshaw is the storekeeper in the Caney Fork backwoods, a swaggering ex-moonshiner who is deadly with his ever-present .45 auto pistol. Frog´s daylight rape of a married woman and the brutal killing of her husband bring on Bible Belt vigilante justice: an eye for an eye, a life for a life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Darryl Hughes Kurylo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/043932/bk_acx0_043932_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.