Powerful lessons in forward-thinking leadership from the visionary business pioneer who turned IDG into a three-billion-dollar technology media and venture capital empireLike Steve Jobs, Patrick McGovern built a worldwide multibillion-dollar industry by thinking differently, disrupting old business models, and embracing new technology trends. He drove the future forward and never looked back. With magazines such as Computerworld, PCWorld, and Macworld, his company, International Data Group (IDG), quickly became a global powerhouse with information technology publications in nearly 100 countries. The story of IDG’s astonishing success has been a source of inspiration for entrepreneurs all around the world. No matter what industry you work in - whether you’re heading up a small startup, expanding a mid-sized company, or running a major global corporation - McGovern’s people-first principles, insights, and integrity will help you lead the way. Learn how to:Define a clear mission early in the game - for long-term successIdentify new markets and stay ahead of the curveExpand your business globally but have it managed locallyListen to your customers and empower your peopleHire the best and challenge them to do their best workNever stop learning and always remain curiousFoster a let’s-try-it attitude throughout the companyLead with optimism and stay true to your values and visionIn addition to these timeless lessons, you’ll learn how this future-forward leader broke new ground in the 1980s by opening offices in China, the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and other markets deemed off-limits. You’ll discover how his company thrived in spite of major industry shifts - from mainframe computers to minicomputers to personal computers, from print to digital to smartphones - that upended many rivals. Living at the intersectio 1. Language: English. Narrator: Glenn Rifkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/graw/000788/bk_graw_000788_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´I’ve simply seen too much goodness in this country - and have come so far in my own journey - not to believe in those ideals, and my faith in the future is sometimes restored under the darkest clouds.” —Governor Deval Patrick In January 2007, Deval Patrick became the first black governor of the state of Massachusetts, one of only two black governors elected in American history. But that was just one triumphant step in a long, improbable journey that began in a poor tenement on the South Side of Chicago. From a chaotic childhood to an elite boarding school in New England, from a sojourn doing relief work in Africa to the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies, and then to a career in politics, Patrick has led an extraordinary life. In this heartfelt and inspirational book, he pays tribute to the family, friends, and strangers who, through words and deeds, have instilled in him transcendent lessons of faith, perseverance, and friendship. In doing so, he reminds us of the power of community and the imperative of idealism. With humility, humor, and grace, he offers a road map for attaining happiness, empowerment, and success while also making an appeal for listeners to cultivate those achievements in others, to feel a greater stake in this world, and to shape a life worth living. Warm, nostalgic, and inspirational, A Reason to Believe is destined to become a timeless tribute to a uniquely American odyssey and a testament to what is possible in our lives and our communities if we are hopeful, generous, and resilient. Governer Deval Patrick is donating a portion of the proceeds from A Reason to Believe to A Better Chance, a national organization dedicated to opening doors to greater educational opportunities for young people of color. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Governor Deval Patrick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002568/bk_rand_002568_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nimber-one New York Times best-selling author Sherryl Woods brings listeners the classic tales of the Devaneys…brothers torn apart in childhood, reunited by love. Devastated by the discovery of a terrible family secret, Patrick Devaney has shut out the world. But enchanting kindergarten teacher Alice Newberry sees the hurt in his eyes and is determined to help Patrick find peace. She knows it will take a lesson in love and forgiveness to coax the brooding fisherman out of hiding. Soon, Patrick begins to hope, but before he can truly claim Alice as his own, he has to face the greatest challenge of his life - his past. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luke Daniels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/006048/bk_brll_006048_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you have trouble getting your child to listen to a book? Does your son or daughter hate to listen to books because the book is too long? Well, this book is for your child! It´s filled with fun riddles and games that will entertain and educate them. What Am I? is a fun-filled educational activity that is meant to spur conversation and enlightenment. Teachers can use this book for lesson planning and in their classes for those last minute schedule changes that happen too! It is both educational and stimulating! It is intended for fun, learning and enjoyment. Also, it can be used as a teaching guide to help children who are just learning how to formulate sentences, words, and phrases. The answers to each question help students write sentences based on the original question; a technique that is called Turn the Question Around. Toddlers, preschoolers, and children from 1-5 years old can all benefit from this book. Also, it is helpful for teachers with lesson planning as it is a great educational resource. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Shelby Slone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081305/bk_acx0_081305_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Why are we fascinated by the night sky? With this single question Patrick Moore sets out on a journey of exploration which takes the listener to the edge of the universe and back. Was ever a man more engaged and associated with his subject matter than Patrick Moore? He has become synonymous with astronomy, and we have grown up over the last 50 years with his name and voice becoming comfortingly familiar. His TV programme The Sky at Night is the longest running TV show in the world. In 2007 it celebrated 50 years of broadcasting. He has had countless guests in that time, including recently, astronomy enthusiast Brian May the guitarist in Queen. It is safe to say that he has become a much loved figure and a national icon. His appearance and his distinctive voice have become entwined in our national culture. Appearances in such shows as Have I got News For You, Dr Who and the Morecambe and Wise Show have added to his appeal beyond fans of astronomy. And surely he is Britain’s best known xylophone player? This marvellous recording is no dry science lesson. His enthusiasm for his subject is positively infectious. Aimed principally at the newcomer to astronomy, he makes even the most extraordinary concepts comprehensible. This is a wonderful companion to the night sky. As is the man himself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rbet/000001/bk_rbet_000001_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, Malcolm Hillgartner, Grover Gardner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002823/bk_blak_002823_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this inspiring book, Buettner offers game-changing tools for setting up your life to be the happiest it can be. In this illuminating book, you´ll: Meet the world´s Happiness All-Stars - inspiring individuals whose ways of boosting well-being can influence your home and community as well. Discover the three strands of happiness - pleasure, purpose, and pride - that weave together in different ways in the world´s happiest places. Use the Blue Zones Happiness Test to pinpoint areas in your life where change could bring more happiness - and then find practical steps to make those changes. Learn what researchers on happiness consider the top ways to create personal and nationwide happiness, as revealed by a blue-ribbon panel of world experts convened for this book. Boost your own happiness with the Happiness Power 9 - Buettner´s final assessment of the most important lessons to be learned from the world´s happiest people and places. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Lawlor, Dan Buettner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/001393/bk_high_001393_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Suffering is no guarantee of holiness. Many times it can be an invaluable teacher; other times it can crush a person into self-pity. But the lessons to be learned from suffering are many and, if we learn these lessons well, they can transform our lives, according to a young priest suffering from renal cancer. In Lessons From the School of Suffering, Father Jim Willig shares his story of being diagnosed in his late 40´s with terminal renal cancer and the consequences of living with cancer and undergoing various treatments, none of which stemmed the disease. Willig, a beloved pastor and inspiring preacher, felt called to share the lessons he learned from the great pain associated with having cancer. Foreword by Jesuit Father J. Michael Sparough and introduction by co-author Tammy Bundy. Fr. Willig died in June, 2001. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Patrick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sant/000105/bk_sant_000105_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
St. Francis de Sales is an ideal model of the zeal, spiritual principles, and attitude of one who sets out to live and share the Faith. Just as Christ sent his apostles into the world to make disciples of all nations, we too are called to this same mission. But where do we start? How can we accomplish this in today’s culture? On a Mission details the sanctifying process of cooperating with God’s grace as he lovingly forms an apostolic heart for others within each of us. Patrick Madrid’s time-tested methodology combined with the model of St. Francis de Sales’s kindness and unassuming virtue will help you to explain your faith more intelligently, defend it more charitably, and share it more effectively. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Madrid. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sant/000161/bk_sant_000161_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.