Growing up in Manhattan, Zack McCrady did not have an easy life. First, his father died in a skiing accident. Then his mother was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Eventually Zack was left orphaned, and his big sister Jenny took over parenting and provided him with the unconditional love he craves. But after Jenny´s death during the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York, Zack begins spending his days pondering his rage toward Al-Qaeda, his dark feelings toward his own government, and his enduring pain and inner turmoil. On the other side of the world, Afghanistan is rotting from within. The Soviets have withdrawn and, technically, the Mujaheddin have won. Hakeem Rashid, raised by a surrogate father since infancy, is bright and gifted and knows the lessons of the Koran in depth. Despite growing up in war torn Herat, Hakeem has managed to remain civilized and with a sense of purpose, but when Hakeem´s real father returns, everything is subject to change. Zack is involved in a violent crime. Hakeem has become his father´s minion. As two men on opposite sides of the world battle intense psychological tumult, one of them is about to uncover a truth that will change him forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew Pilch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/015465/bk_acx0_015465_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this audio edition of the totally revised underground best seller, The E-Myth, Michael Gerber dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business and shows how commonplace assumptions can get in the way of running a business. He walks you through the steps in the life of a business, from entrepreneurial infancy, through adolescent growing pains, to the mature entrepreneurial perspective, the guiding light of all businesses that succeed, and shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business, whether or not it is a franchise. Finally, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in your business. After you have listened to The E-Myth Revisited, you will truly be able to grow your business in a predictable and productive way. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael E. Gerber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/000985/bk_harp_000985_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This story, Toado Ponders a Visit, is from the delightful series titled Toado and Friends. This is a touching story that teaches children a valuable life lesson about giving. Young listeners will learn about what the best gift of all to give. As they spend their days trying to think of a perfect gift, they finally realize the best gift they could give is free. The best gift is a gift of self. All books in the series have hidden tributes to Travis Jon Brooks, Toado and Polly´s brother, who died in infancy. This is what makes these books unique. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Gittelman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023748/bk_acx0_023748_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The famed political advisor to Uber, FanDuel, Lemonade, Tesla, and other startups reveals what really happens at the intersection of politics, tech, and businessMost new startups today are in highly regulated industries with strong incumbents - transportation, hotels, drones, energy, gaming, education, health care, cannabis, finance, liquor, insurance. The more startups try to snatch a piece of the establishment´s pie, the more they risk running into a political wall. That´s where Bradley Tusk comes in. Described as ´´Silicon Valley´s Political Savior´´ (Fast Company), ´´Uber´s Political Genius´´ (Vanity Fair), and ´´Silicon Valley´s Favorite Fixer´´ (TechCrunch), Tusk deploys the skills and knowledge he developed working with Chuck Schumer, Michael Bloomberg, Rod Blagojevich, and other political and business legends to help startups fight back. This book goes behind the scenes on how he helped stop the taxi industry from killing Uber in its infancy, how he held insurance companies at bay while startup Lemonade launched in each state, and how he helped online sports betting sites FanDuel and Draft Kings escape the regulatory death grip casinos tried to put on them. As Tusk writes, ´´Every new company is essentially a tech startup. And when you disrupt someone in any industry, they don´t say thank you. They punch you in the nose. These are the lessons startups need to learn to punch back and survive the clutches of politics.´´ Combining a firsthand glimpse behind the curtain with tangible advice for how any new venture can play the political game, The Fixer is a must-listen for aspiring entrepreneurs. Includes a PDF of ´´A Quick Guide to Startup Politics´´.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bradley Tusk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004161/bk_peng_004161_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The topic of stem cells has been very high profile in the media in recent years. There is much public interest in stem cells but also much confusion and misinformation, with some companies already offering ´´stem cell products´´ and bogus ´´stem cell therapies´´. In this Very Short Introduction, Jonathan Slack introduces stem cells; what they are, what scientists do with them, what stem cell therapies are available today, and how they might be used in future. Despite important advances, clinical applications of stem cells are still in their infancy. Most real stem cell therapy today is some form of bone marrow transplantation. Slack introduces stem cells by explaining the difference between embryonic stem cells, which exist only in laboratory cultures, and tissue-specific stem cells, which exist in our bodies. Embryonic stem cells can become any cell type in the body, so diseases that may in future be treated by functional cells derived from these sorts of stem cell include diabetes, Parkinson´s disease, heart disease, and spinal trauma. He then goes on to discuss the properties of tissue-specific stem cells and the important technique of bone marrow transplantation. Slack concludes by analyzing how medical innovation has occurred in this area in the past, and draws out some of the lessons for the development of new therapies in the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Young. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011590/bk_adbl_011590_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you thirst for insight into Luke’s timeless message, this expertly taught course will inspire you.Luke: A Bible Study Course is a 12-lecture audio course designed to ignite your passion for Luke’s Gospel. Beginning with the Infancy Narratives - in which Luke helpfully instructs us how to read his Gospel - Father Nick King, SJ, a celebrated translator of the Greek Bible and an Oxford professor, underscores the distinctive features of Luke’s Gospel. Sometimes called ´´the Gospel of the poor”, the Gospel according to Luke is known for its praise of the lowly, its meditations on forgiveness, its preoccupation with women, and its sisterhood with Acts of the Apostles. An auditory collection of ´´explanatory notes”, Luke: A Bible Study Course helps you mine the riches of Luke’s Gospel. Luke also wrote a second volume, Acts of the Apostles. Fr. King shares with you an intriguing theory of the relationship between the two writings as well as theories on Luke’s attention to women; Luke’s idea of ´´hospitality”; the ´´Lucan Journey” in the context of our lives today; the distinction between forgiveness and repentance; and the question of Luke’s wealthy audience. Fr. King’s close reading of the Gospel according to Luke distills time-honored lessons for a modern audience with grace and cogency. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fr. Nicholas King SJ. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nykm/000853/bk_nykm_000853_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pursuing Your Purpose: How to Discover God´s Revelation for Your LifeWe are each born naked into mortality, totally dependent on parents and others to provide for our basic needs. From that first, air-splitting cry until the day we lay our physical bodies down, we march a path, winding our way through uncertainty, unforeseen challenges, and all that life has to throw at us. It is not an easy task, but it can be as rewarding as you want it to be.There are few gifts bestowed to man at infancy, and none greater than the right to choose. The exercising of our ´free agency´ is a fundamental principle of life. It governs our day to day existence: where we go and who we become...but do we have a destiny. Is there a plan for each of us, a journey laid out by our Creator that we should walk?The answer to that oft posed question is - yes! God may not care what you wear or even the job you choose for yourself, but He is concerned about how you nurture your soul with the decisions that you make. There are lessons to be learned through this mortal sojourn; some through hardships and others through life experiences. However, you are not alone.The still, small voice that whispers to your heart and mind is God´s way of prompting you with help and assurance. It is a conscience, a moral guide to bless your life with direction. Through the inspiring words of writer Carl Mathis discover how to hear, and then recognize that divine direction. We all have a purpose, discovering yours is part of life´s many gems.Listen to this insightful, uplifting book today and awaken your soul to self-discovery, fulfilment, and ultimate joy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Parker Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/124198/bk_acx0_124198_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.