If you work with Spanish-speaking construction crews and need to make yourself understood, Spanish for Construction will provide you with the essential phrases to meet your needs and maximize your productivity at work. With the rapidly increasing Spanish-speaking population, knowing Spanish has become crucial for construction sites. Spanish for Construction will allow you to learn just the Spanish you need to know for specific tasks on the job. Learn short, simple, everyday words and phrases that relate to the most commonly encountered situations on your jobsite, without tedious grammar lessons. Topics covered: Hiring General Commands Foundations Framing Drywall Roofing Finish Work Safety Praising Employees/Co-Workers 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: Stacey Kammerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/kamm/000013/bk_kamm_000013_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One beautiful day, Bill Shaner´s life was inexplicably changed forever when he died and had a white light experience during a freak construction accident. Bill regained consciousness only to realize he was paralyzed from the waist down. Medivacked to the nearest trauma hospital, Bill underwent 13 hours of surgery to save his life. He survived, but was told that there was a 99% chance he´d never walk again.Unintended Consequences starts with the incredible true story of Bill´s inspirational journey. Not only did Bill learn to walk again, but he also launched into a profound spiritual quest. The tragedy eventually led to extraordinary answers which Bill never realized were missing before his near-death and difficult recovery.In additional to Bill´s remarkable story, the book also shares the powerful and hard-won spiritual truths uncovered in his awakening. What he learned will help make your own journey on this earth much richer and more fulfilling. You will discover:14 Universal Laws that work equally for everyone.How to become still and receive the vital answers you need.The value of being an observer of your life and how that allows you to make the best choices.Why being ´´OK´´ with yourself is so important.Ways to clean up self-defeating negative thinking patterns.How you create your reality and how you can have the life you´ve always dreamed of. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bobby Stein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101874/bk_acx0_101874_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Tokens tells the fascinating story of Eric, a skilled craftsman and builder. During the course of his business journey, Eric struggles to take his burgeoning company to the next level. A chance encounter introduces him to Carl, a retired multimillionaire. Carl offers Eric the opportunity to take any material and supplies from his log cabin in exchange for demolishing the building. While working on the cabin, Eric discovers an unexpected and mystifying gift from Carl, a note and a wooden token. As his relationship with Carl evolves, Eric is faced with countless business challenges and growth. Carl becomes a close friend and indispensable mentor offering his wisdom, knowledge, and business tips (tokens). Eric applies these valuable lessons and discovers the importance of the core concepts that created success for the members of Carl´s mastermind group. The Tokens is centered on the building and construction industry and each business lesson helps to build a foundation of success that is so vital for sustaining growth and overcoming challenges. Written by successful entrepreneurs and devout instructors of personal and professional development, The Tokens outlines the eleven points for developing and maintaining a successful building or construction business with many of the lessons applicable to any business. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Noah Michael Levine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/003137/bk_gdan_003137_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the first part of Alexa Polidoro´s famous French for Beginners course. After many years of developing and harnessing her language-teaching skills with The French Ecole and Lingomania, Alexa has now created an audio treat for people who wish to learn a new language from scratch, without any pressure, in fun, relaxed and manageable chunks. Highlights of lessons 1-13: lots of basic vocabulary, introductions, numbers, weather, days, months, basic sentence construction, verb conjugation, conversations, listening practice, describing yourself, quizzes, seasons, songs, important verbs, feminine and masculine, indefinite articles, family members, prepositions, negations, infinitive verb forms, first group verbs, possessive adjectives, and a whole lot more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexa Polidoro. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ling/000038/bk_ling_000038_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Renowned leadership consultant Samuel R. Chand details the account of the construction of the Panama Canal and draws parallels between it and successful leadership methodology. ´´More passion isn´t the answer, and bigger dreams aren´t always the solution. Every leader is asking two questions: How can we grow? How can we grow faster? The only way organizations can grow bigger and move faster is by accelerating the excellence of their systems and structures.´´ (From Bigger, Faster Leadership: Lessons from the Builders of the Panama Canal) An epiphany during a visit to the Panama Canal led Sam Chand - one of the country´s most respected voices on ministry and marketplace leadership - to bold new insights on the life cycles of business or church organizations. Simply: The size and speed of an organization are controlled by its systems and structures. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Henry Arnold. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/000700/bk_tnwd_000700_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the early 1980s, Caterpillar, Inc. lost one million dollars per day for three consecutive years. Its continuing existence came into question. Today, ´´CAT´´ is the world´s most profitable manufacturer of construction and mining equipment and large engines. The now-legendary global company made numerous well-calculated, though risky, decisions for three consecutive decades - in the process scaling to heights unimaginable to even the finest business enterprises. How did they do it? The Caterpillar Way. Senior management at CAT facilitated the authors´ one-year odyssey through the hallways and intriguing history of the construction-industry giant. This inspiring audiobook takes you behind the scenes with the CEOs, executive vice presidents, managers, dealers, customers, union bosses, and Wall Street analysts who were players in Caterpillar´s drive to global dominance. The Caterpillar Way provides essential management lessons in powerful behind-the-scenes stories. You´ll learn how the Caterpillar leaders responded quickly to changing markets, allocated capital efficiently throughout the firm, and nourished a cultish team spirit that wins. Innovative leaders make game-changing decisions. If any company is built to last, it´s Caterpillar, Inc. With its trademark yellow trucks, cranes, machinery, and engines, this home-grown manufacturer has survived more than its share of ups and downs to become the number-one industry leader of construction equipment in the world. The Caterpillar Way reveals, for the first time, the remarkable inside story, written with full access to the way CAT runs its business, from bottom to top. They blaze their own trail. This is The Caterpillar Way. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary MacFadden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/graw/000155/bk_graw_000155_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Climbing his way out of the foster care system and into the Marine Corps, Sean P. Jensen rebuilt his life to include a loving wife, family, and the rediscovery of a Hawaiian heritage that illuminated his past, his character, and his way forward. Part of that way forward was founding Polu Kai Services, LLC, in 2002, a construction and environmental services company that he grew from an initial investment of $1,600 to an Inc. 5000 competitor that handles millions of dollars of government contracts. Though Polu Kai Services, LLC, endured trouble that seemed terminal several times, Sean leveraged his military training to navigate his fledgling company through those rough storms and into clearer seas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Broderick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103192/bk_acx0_103192_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The classic guide to constructing a solid portfolio - without a financial advisor! ´´With relatively little effort, you can design and assemble an investment portfolio that, because of its wide diversification and minimal expenses, will prove superior to the most professionally managed accounts. Great intelligence and good luck are not required.” William Bernstein’s commonsense approach to portfolio construction has served investors well during the past turbulent decade - and it’s what made The Four Pillars of Investing an instant classic when it was first published nearly a decade ago. This down-to-earth book lays out in easy-to-understand prose the four essential topics that every investor must master: the relationship of risk and reward, the history of the market, the psychology of the investor and the market, and the folly of taking financial advice from investment salespeople. Bernstein pulls back the curtain to reveal what really goes on in today’s financial industry as he outlines a simple program for building wealth while controlling risk. Straightforward in its presentation and generous in its real-life examples, The Four Pillars of Investing presents a no-nonsense discussion of:The art and science of mixing different asset classes into an effective blend The dangers of actively picking stocks, as opposed to investing in the whole market Behavioral finance and how state of mind can adversely affect decision-making Reasons the mutual fund and brokerage industries, rather than your partners, are often your most direct competitors Strategies for managing all of your assets - savings, 401(k)s, home equity - as one portfolio Investing is not a destination. It is a journey, and along the way are stockbrokers, journalists, and mutual fund companies whose interests are diametrically opposed to yours. More relevant to 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott R. Pollak. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/graw/000837/bk_graw_000837_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.