Junior can climb faster and higher than any other boy in his neighborhood. There is nothing he enjoys more than climbing his neighbors´ fruit trees to steal their apples, mangoes, oranges, june plums, and guineps when they are away from home. His mother and Mr. Roy warn him to stop but he does not listen. One day, Junior ends up ´´biting off more than he can chew” because of his disobedience. The lesson he learns is one that can serve as an example to other little boys just like him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mandisa M. Parnell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/138289/bk_acx0_138289_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sir John Fortescue´s The Hard Learned Lesson:the British Army & the Campaigns in Flanders & the Netherlands against the French 1792-99 J. W. Fortescue
More than 50 trailblazing executive women who broke the corporate glass ceiling offer inspiring and surprising insights and lessons in this essential, in-the-trenches career guide from Joann S. Lublin, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and management news editor for The Wall Street Journal. Among the first female reporters at The Wall Street Journal, Joann S. Lublin faced a number of uphill battles in her career. She became deputy bureau chief of the Journal´s important London bureau, its first run by women. Now, she and dozens of other women who successfully navigated the corporate battlefield share their valuable leadership lessons. Lublin combines her fascinating story with insightful tales from more than 50 women who reached the highest rungs of the corporate ladder - most of whom became chief executives of public companies - in industries as diverse as retailing, manufacturing, finance, high technology, publishing, advertising, automobiles, and pharmaceuticals. Leaders like Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, as well as Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, and Brenda Barnes, former CEO of Sara Lee, were the first women to run their huge employers. Earning It reveals obstacles such women faced as they fought to make their marks, choices they made, and battles they won - and lost. Lublin chronicles the major milestones and dilemmas of the work world unique to women, providing candid advice and practical inspiration for women of all ages and at every stage of their careers. The extraordinary women we meet in Earning It and the hard-won lessons they share provide a compelling career compass that will help all women reach their highest potential without losing meaningful personal lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirsten Potter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005615/bk_harp_005615_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For managers, behavior is the real key to achievement. In order to stop struggling and start delivering, you need to close the gap between what you know and what you do. That´s been Denny Strigl´s method, and now it can be yours, too. Among the most prominent architects of the wireless communications industry, the former Verizon Wireless president and CEO has had one of the most remarkable careers in modern business. In Managers, Can You Hear Me Now?, Strigl shares all the skills and techniques he used to build Verizon into one of the greatest growth companies in any industry. You´ll learn how to: Create a corporate culture where trust, respect, and integrity flourish- and employees and customers alike are appropriately served ´´Eliminate the fluff,´´ get focused, and stop wasting time on things that don´t matter Address issues proactively before they become problems--even employee performance issues Get past your ´´blind spots,´´ reinforce priorities consistently, and communicate with clarity Master the Four Fundamentals of Management: growing revenue, getting new customers, keeping the customers you already have, and eliminating costs Managers, Can You Hear Me Now? includes additional suggestions for bringing the best of your energy and passion into your work, helpful anedcotes from Strigl´s career, simple self-assessment questions, and even a look at how your business day as a successful manager should play out. Whether you´re the CEO of a large corporation or run your own small business, the lessons from Managers, Can You Hear Me Now? are sure to come through - loud and clear. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Lenard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/graw/000112/bk_graw_000112_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
NBA Hall of Famer Bernard King is one of the most dynamic scorers in basketball history. King was notoriously private as a player and rarely spoke to the press - not about his career and never about his personal life. And even beyond his prolific scoring, King will forever be remembered for the gruesome knee injury he suffered in 1985. Doctors who told him he´d never play again were shocked when he not only became the first player to return to the NBA from a torn ACL but returned at an All Star level. In Game Face, King finally opens up about his life on and off the court. In his book, King´s basketball IQ is on full display as he breaks down defenses using his own unique system for taking shots from predetermined spots on the floor. King talks about matching up against some of the all-time NBA greats, from Michael Jordan, Julius Erving, and Charles Barkley to Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing, and many others. He also tackles issues of race and family off the court as well as breaking a personal cycle of negativity and self-destructiveness with the help of his family. Engaging, shocking, revelatory, yet always positive and upbeat, Bernard King´s memoir appeals to multiple generations of basketball fans. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bernard King. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003546/bk_hach_003546_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book tells the story of Bart and his friends as they go on a hike and learn about fire safety in a way they did not expect. Bart is very careless when dealing with matches and he does not want to listen to his friends´ warning. They tell him how easily a fire can get started in a forest and the harm it can do to the animals and trees. But Bart does not care too much for what they are saying about fire safety. So he goes off by himself and starts a fire to cook something to eat. He forgets to put out the fire and leaves it burning, only to wake up and find himself trapped in the midst of a forest fire. What happens to him and his friend caught in the fire makes for an interesting story, especially to see how Bart learns his lesson about fire safety the hard way. If you and your child love to listen to audiobooks together, then you are going to love this! This book is perfect for bringing up the subject of fire safety with your little ones. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Millian Quinteros. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074257/bk_acx0_074257_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Can you remember that one time you got recognized or someone thanked you for your contribution to their life? You were a rock star, even for just one second. This book isn´t about a charmed path to success or some untouchable fairy tale that nobody can relate to - this is about going from rock bottom to rock star, something that everybody can relate to. In his first book, Blair shared the brutally honest story of how he went from an at-risk youth sleeping on a mattress on the floor of a shack to a self-made multimillionaire by his early 20s. As his story became a national sensation, fans started asking him how they, too, could become entrepreneurs, take their careers to the next level, and achieve financial freedom. Rock Bottom to Rock Star answers those questions. Blair has battled extreme obstacles: life as a former gang member, balancing a demanding career with single parenthood, building and selling multiple companies, and making and losing tens of millions of dollars (sometimes all in one day). He wants to help others avoid the mistakes he made in the school of hard knocks, so he has compiled his unique advice for going from rock bottom to rock star in whatever field you choose to pursue. Much of his advice is counterintuitive and definitely not what you would learn in business school. Here´s one example: ´´Don´t believe your own hype. The moment you start celebrating, you´ve left the stage. It wasn´t celebration that made you a rock star. It was hard work.´´ If you´re serious about making the most of your life and you´re ready to become the ´´rock star next door´´ instead of just looking up to them, this may be the most rewarding book you´ll ever hear. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ryan Blair. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002946/bk_peng_002946_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Metalhead 101 is a book designed to teach people new to the heavy metal genre how to fit in and have fun at metal concerts. Although the scene can seem intimidating and unwelcoming from the outside, its actually extremely friendly and accepting once you’re a part of it. Within this guide, you’ll find many metal concert dos and don’ts that you should adhere to while acclimating yourself to the world of the Metalheads. The book’s lessons include:How to Find the Best Metal Shows;How to Get Tickets for Metal Shows;Metalhead Fashion: What to Wear;What to Bring to a Metal Show and What to Leave at Home or in the Car;Know the Different Types of Metal Shows and the Etiquette for Each;Metal Mosh Pits for Beginners; andMetal Merch.Although the heavy metal genre isn’t really about following the rules, the above lessons will teach you how to behave when you’re just starting out as a Metalhead. If you pay close attention to every lesson and get out there and do your homework, then you’ll eventually be confident enough to define yourself within the most intense, fun, and friendly music scene in the world.About the ExpertSean is a lawyer and writer from Philadelphia who has been attending heavy metal concerts since the first time he heard Follow the Reaper by Children of Bodom over 10 years ago. Prior to that, he knew nothing about Metalheads or their incredible music, but he was fortunate enough to have some great teachers to introduce him to the scene. After attending at least one metal show per week for the last decade, Sean now considers himself a master Metalhead in his own right and hopes to pass his lessons along to newcomers to the greatest musical genre on Earth.HowExpert publishes quick ´´how to´´ guides on unique topics by everyday experts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Helfgott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/149625/bk_acx0_149625_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.