To keep your brand innovative, you need to feed your creative spirit, and the office is not the place to do that. So get out, disrupt and reimagine the status quo, get into a café and dream. Recreating the convivial, collaborative, creative world of the avant-garde, the guys at The Dream Café have developed a fresh, new approach which is being used by major brands and businesses to great success. They create actual Dream Café location settings which encourage freedom of thought and collaboration, explaining how space and process can be harnessed to produce the kind of unanticipated multicultural and interdisciplinary encounters that lead to unpredictable outcomes. Now, for the first time, the innovation consultants at The Dream Café have made their model and methods available to us all in this exciting new book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roger Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023770/bk_adbl_023770_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everywhere he goes, crowds gather to meet Buzz Aldrin. He´s a world-class hero, a larger-than-life figurehead, and the best known of a generation of astronauts whose achievements surged in just a few years from first man in space to first men on the moon. Now he pauses to reflect on and share what he has learned, from the vantage point not only of outer space but also of time: Still a nonstop traveler and impassioned advocate for space exploration, Aldrin will be 86 in 2016. No Dream Is Too High whittles down Buzz Aldrin´s event-filled life into a short list of the principles he values, each illustrated by fascinating anecdotes and memories, such as: Second comes right after first. NASA protocol should have placed Buzz Aldrin on the moon first, but rules changed just before the mission. Buzz discusses how he learned to be proud of being the second man on the moon. Look for opportunities, not obstacles. Buzz was rejected the first time he applied to be an astronaut. Failure is an opportunity to learn to do better. Always maintain your spirit of adventure. For his 80th birthday, Buzz went diving in the Galapagos and hitched a ride on a whale shark. He stays fit, energetic, and fascinated with life. No Dream Is Too High is a beautiful memento, a thought-provoking set of ideas, and a new opportunity for Buzz Aldrin to connect with the masses of people who recognize his unique place in human history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Traber Burns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008354/bk_blak_008354_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Oprah, this is the powerful story of young, blind musician and his courageous lessons for living with faith. Patrick Henry Hughes was born with a rare genetic disorder that left him without eyes and physically disabled. But he was also blessed with exceptional musical talent, able to play the piano at the age of two. Now, at age 19, he is a nationally known pianist, singer, and trumpeter who has performed at the Kennedy Center. But he´s best known for playing in the University of Louisville marching band, while his devoted father pushes him in formation in his wheelchair. With determined optimism and courage, Hughes has made "I am potential" his mantra and defied the impossible at every turn. His life journey will prove inspirational for anyone facing challenges in their own life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Michael Garcia, Grover Gardner, Malcolm Hillgartner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002823/bk_blak_002823_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ron Schneider takes you on a journey through 40 years of personal triumph and corporate challenges. It´s an intimate look into the creative worlds of Disney, Universal, and Six Flags Magic Mountain; a no-holds-barred memoir filled with wild characters and wilder concepts, complete with a step-by-step guide to how the magic is made! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron Schneider. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002710/bk_acx0_002710_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wantrepreneurs dream about quitting their job. Entrepreneurs actually do it. Do you have a side business that you love to work full time? What will you do without health insurance? Should you cash out your vacation time? How will you have enough income to live on? These questions and more will be answered and will prepare you for life without a job. Before you quit your job, you need to make a plan and prepare for a life after a paycheck. Successfully Unemployed is the book that will help you quit your job successfully and never work another job again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sky Matsuhashi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089334/bk_acx0_089334_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Standing above the dramatic arches underpinning the Basilica of Assisi and carried away by the beauty of the moment, Joan and Roger were determined to move to Italy. It took time, effort, grit, money, heavy doses of humor, and even stronger servings of Italian pazienza; but in the end, move they did. Launching a new career hosting vacationers, they persevered, renovating Le Vigne; an old farmhouse. This is their story of good fortune, at times matched in equal measure with frustration. They made their dream come true. Here are their Italian lessons. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Madonna Lucey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038175/bk_acx0_038175_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Based on Ernest J. Gaines´ National Book Critics Circle Award-winning novel, A Lesson Before Dying is set in a small Louisiana Cajun community in the late 1940s. Jefferson, a young illiterate black man, is falsely convicted of murder and is sentenced to death. Grant Wiggins, the plantation schoolteacher, agrees to talk with the condemned man. The disheartened Wiggins had once harbored dreams of escaping from his impoverished youth, yet he returned to his hometown after university, to teach children whose lives seemed as unpromising as Jefferson´s. The two men forge a bond as they come to understand what it means to resist and defy one´s fate. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rick Foucheux, Keith Glover, Jamahl Marsh, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000131/pf_latw_000131_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this remarkable memoir, Anna Goldsworthy recalls her first steps toward a life in music, from childhood piano lessons with a local jazz muso to international success as a concert pianist. As she discovers passion and ambition and confronts doubt and disappointment, she learns about much more than tone and technique. This is a story of the getting of wisdom, tender and bittersweet. With wit and affection, Goldsworthy captures the hopes and uncertainties of youth, the fear and exhilaration of performing, and the complex bonds between teacher and student. An unforgettable cast of characters joins her: her family; her friends and rivals; and her teacher, Mrs Sivan, who inspires and challenges her in equal measure, and who transforms what seems an impossible dream into something real and sustaining. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Goldsworthy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/002440/bk_boli_002440_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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.
Would you have the courage to restart your life - and give love a chance - in a completely different country? Vida Toujours has struggled all of her life, working hard for everything she´s ever earned, using her all-consuming job as a Chicago doctor to numb herself against the emptiness she carries inside. Overprotective of her heart, Vida pushes people away, and despite her loneliness, she´s made an art of remaining detached and disconnected. Then she receives an unexpected letter from France. An aunt that Vida never knew she had has died, willing Vida a chateau in the French countryside. What feels like an impossible dream is now Vida´s reality: She´s an heiress, and the last living member of a family legacy steeped in secrets. When Vida arrives at the chateau, there are more surprises in store for her. She could never have predicted the effect that Renee Chanson, the fiery and captivating woman she meets at the chateau, would have upon her. And she could never have imagined how the decades-old mystery of her family´s past would, at last, unfold. Can Vida learn to trust and open her stubborn heart to the possibility of a French romance? Or will she make the same mistakes her mother made and let the love of her life run away from her, leaving her to nurse a permanent broken heart? French Lessons is a poignant, passionate novel about coming to terms with the past and learning to love; a tender romance to curl up with. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephanie Murphy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059016/bk_acx0_059016_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.