This course will inspire you and enrich your understanding of the greatest spiritual masters that have ever lived. Your guide is Dr. Kenneth Rose (PhD, Harvard University), an acclaimed expert in comparative religion. Under his tutelage, you’ll discover the lives and teachings of 11 holy persons throughout the ages and from around the world. Each of these legendary men and women helped bridge Eastern and Western spirituality. By examining their respective religious traditions, you will gain a deeper appreciation of world religions and interfaith dialogue. Dr. Rose will help you place these paragons of faith in their historical contexts, showing you how they came to be such extraordinary channels of spiritual power and wisdom. But this brilliantly taught course goes beyond merely identifying a collection of figures of historic and religious import. Through their individual stories, you’ll also do the following: Grasp the lifeblood of religions like Hinduism, Christianity, and Buddhism Examine the wisdom of both foundational figures (Aquinas, the Buddha) and modern spiritual masters (the Dalai Lama, Thomas Merton) Meet lesser-known men and women whose thought was ahead of their time The wisdom of each of these men and women is not only influential but also profound, moving, and beautiful. Through their words and actions, you will discover new ways to deepen your spiritual wisdom and knowledge of world religions.Orient yourself within the sublime tradition of mysticism as you take inspiration from the lives of Dr. Rose’s hand-picked Mystics, Sages, and Saints. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dr. Kenneth Rose, PhD. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nykm/000833/bk_nykm_000833_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´A refreshingly honest reminder of what the path to business success really looks like ...It´s an amazing tale´ Bill Gates In 1962, fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed $50 from his father and created a company with a simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost athletic shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the boot of his Plymouth, Knight grossed $8000 in his first year. Today, Nike´s annual sales top $30 billion. In an age of start-ups, Nike is the ne plus ultra of all start-ups, and the swoosh has become a revolutionary, globe-spanning icon, one of the most ubiquitous and recognisable symbols in the world today. But Knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always remained a mystery. Now, for the first time, he tells his story. Candid, humble, wry and gutsy, he begins with his crossroads moment when at 24 he decided to start his own business. He details the many risks and daunting setbacks that stood between him and his dream - along with his early triumphs. Above all, he recalls how his first band of partners and employees soon became a tight-knit band of brothers. Together, harnessing the transcendent power of a shared mission, and a deep belief in the spirit of sport, they built a brand that changed everything. A memoir rich with insight, humour and hard-won wisdom, this book is also studded with lessons - about building something from scratch, overcoming adversity, and ultimately leaving your mark on the world.
Do you want to master the vocabulary required to conduct conversations freely in the office and in various business situations? This audio course is for intermediate and advanced learners and it teaches typical expressions used at work and when seeking new employment. Through a general broadening of vocabulary it develops communication skills in the office and in various business situations. The course was recorded by native speakers and it teaches the authentic language used in everyday conversations at work. It covers twelve main topics, and the dialogues and exercises in each lesson are aimed at learning and mastering over 500 words and expressions. This is effective learning which is easy and accessible to everyone. Each lesson contains: Listen - learning of vocabulary in contexts; listening to dialogues and presentations, Repeat - broadening and consolidating of vocabulary used in typical situations, Speak - independent formation of sentences in accordance with the teacher´s instructions. PDF file contains: texts of all the recordings and answers to the exercises, a Glossary including the more difficult words and phrases, extra sections including: Curriculum Vitae, A covering letter, Payment - words often confused, Employment - words often confused, Company structure, Business Cards, Saying numbers, Commercial correspondence, Abbreviations, An Invoice, Describing trends, Import / Export Abbreviations, Advertisements, Interpreting statistics. 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: Maybe Theatre Company. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/dnim/000049/bk_dnim_000049_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One sunny afternoon in 1982, a young businessman experienced a terrifying mugging in New York City that shook him to his core. Tortured by nightmares about the teens who roughed him up, Steve Mariotti sought counseling. When his therapist suggested that he face his fears, Mariotti closed his small import-export business and became a teacher at the city´s most notorious public school - Boys and Girls High in Bed-Stuy. Although his nightmares promptly ceased, Mariotti´s out-of-control students rapidly drove him to despair. One day, Mariotti stepped out of the classroom so his students wouldn´t see him cry. In a desperate move to save his job, he took off his watch and marched back in with an impromptu sales pitch for it. To his astonishment, his students were riveted. Mariotti realized his students felt trapped in soul-crushing poverty. They saw zero connection between school and improving their lives. Whenever Mariotti connected their lessons to entrepreneurship, though, even his most disruptive students got excited about learning. By turns tragic and hilarious, Goodbye Homeboy shares Mariotti´s flaws and missteps as he connects deeply with his troubled students - saving himself in the process. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew Josdal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/017314/bk_tant_017314_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.