The Pirate Organization:Lessons from the Fringes of Capitalism Rodolphe Durand/ Jean-Philippe Vergne
Often mistaken for a boy because of her haircut and name, Alex Morningside is an inquisitive girl of 10-and-a-half who attends the prestigious Wigpowder-Steele Academy. Unfortunately, though she loves to learn, Alex just can´t bring herself to enjoy her classes. Her teachers are all old and smelly and don´t seem to know about anything that has happened in the world in the past 30 years, and her peers...well they are quite simply ridiculous.Luckily for Alex, the new school year brings an exciting new teacher. Mr. Underwood makes lessons fun and teaches her how to fence. But Mr. Underwood has a mysterious family secret - the swashbuckling and buried treasure kind - and not everyone is glad he has come to Wigpowder-Steele. When the infamous pirates of a ship called the Ironic Gentleman kidnap Mr. Underwood, Alex sets off on a journey to rescue him, along the way encountering a cast of strange and magical characters, including the dashing and sometimes heroic Captain Magnanimous, Coriander the Conjurer, the Extremely Ginormous Octopus, and the wicked Daughters of the Founding Fathers´ Preservation Society. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Lane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/000830/bk_brll_000830_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Set in the lovely seacoast town of Marblehead Massachusetts, Jerry and the Pirates is CRT´s homage to the classic TV sitcoms of the 60´s and 70´s (complete with the ill-timed laugh track). Jerry Robbins stars as Jerry Davenport, a motion picture screenwriter who has left Hollywood for the quiet serenity of the craggy shores of the east coast. That serenity is soon shattered with the arrival of his three nephews, played by Rob Cattell, Connor Doherty, and Ricky MacDonald. Co-Starring CRT favorites Diane Capen, Lincoln Clark, Marcia Friedman, and J.T. Turner. Originally broadcast on Sirius XM Book Radio, Jerry and the Pirates is a good old fashioned comedy the entire family will enjoy. Vol. 1 includes these episodes: Ep. 01: ´´SHIVER THE TIMBERS:´´ While rushing to complete a script on a deadline, Jerry´s three nephews arrive unexpectedly. Ep. 02: ´´EVERYTHING´S COMING UP PETUNIAS:´´ When Jerry refuses to write a speech for Mayor Quigley to give at the Petunia Lovers of America Convention, the kids write the speech and deliver it to the Mayor in Jerry´s name - hoping the Mayor will allow them ride their four-wheelers on his property. Ep. 03: ´´THE HOUSEKEEPER COMETH:´´ It´s Mrs. Thorns first day on the job, and she causes some ripples with the household schedule. Ep. 04: ´´THE HORN BLOWS AT MIDNIGHT:´´ Richie takes trombone lessons in hopes of joining the marching band at school. Ep. 05: ´´BUILDING RAMPS:´´ Richie builds several ramps in the back yard for his four wheeler. All is well until they hit metal, and think they may have found some buried treasure. Ep. 06: ´´GUNFIGHT AT THE OKEY-DOKEY CORRAL:´´ Jerry is writing a western, and Preston wants to go pumpkin picking. Preston takes over the script writing to hurry things along. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jerry Robbins, The Colonial Radio Players. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011250/bk_acx0_011250_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Audie Award Finalist, Business/Educational, 2014 A former Senior VP of Apple shares how Steve Jobs motivated people to do the best work of their lives Jay Elliot was hired personally by Steve Jobs, just in time to accompany him on the last of his historic visits to Xerox´s Palo Alto Research Center, the visits that changed the course of computing. As Senior VP of Apple, Jay served as Steve´s right-hand man and trouble-shooter, overseeing all corporate operations and business planning, as well as software development and HR. In Leading Apple with Steve Jobs, Jay details how Steve managed and motivated his people - and what every manager can learn from Jobs about motivating people to do the best work of their lives. Steve Jobs used the phrase ´´Pirates! Not the Navy´´ as a rallying cry - a metaphor to ´´Think Different.´´ In the days of developing the Macintosh, it became a four-word mission statement. It expresses the heart of Apple and Steve. The management principles that grew out of that statement form the backbone of this book. Explains how to find talented people who will understand your objectives and be able to make a contribution to that effort Lists traits that can determine whether a person will be so committed to the vision that they will provide their own motivation Explains how to ensure that your employees hold an allegiance to the captain and to his/her shipmates, and also possess the ability to come up with original, unique ways to approach a problem, and be self-guided with a strong sense of direction 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Davidson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011394/bk_adbl_011394_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Audie Award Finalist, Children´s Titles for Ages 8-12, 2014 Admiral Westfield sucked in his breath and released it in a tremendous gust. ´´My dear,´´ he said, ´´let me be clear: You are a young lady. You will not tell silly tales and you will never be a pirate.´´ Hilary Westfield has always dreamed of being a pirate. She can tread water for 37 minutes. She can tie a knot faster than a fleet of sailors. She particularly enjoys defying authority, and she already owns a rather pointy sword. There´s only one problem: The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates refuses to let any girl join their ranks of scourges and scallywags. Girls belong at Miss Pimm´s Finishing School for Delicate Ladies, learning to waltz, faint, and curtsy. But Hilary and her dearest friend, the gargoyle, have no use for such frivolous lessons - they are pirates! (Or very nearly.) To escape from a life of petticoats and politeness, Hilary answers a curious advertisement for a pirate crew and suddenly finds herself swept up in a seafaring adventure that may or may not involve a map without an X, a magical treasure that likely doesn´t exist, a rogue governess who insists on propriety, a crew of misfit scallywags, and the most treacherous - and unexpected - villain on the High Seas. Will Hilary find the treasure in time? Will she become a true pirate after all? And what will become of the gargoyle? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katherine Kellgren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003607/bk_harp_003607_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Blaming God for his wife’s apparent death, Captain Edmund Merrick sails away to drown his sorrows, only to find himself trapped in the dark world of a demented French pirate, Collier. When he finally wakes from his rum-induced pity party, Merrick must find a way to escape the vile man’s clutches with his life and go in search of his mutinous crew who stole his ship. Then maybe he can pull his life back from the ashes.Kidnapped by her arch-enemy Captain Kent Carlton, Charlisse must not only face abandonment by her husband, but she must find a way of escape for both her and Lady Ashton. When word reaches her that her husband has returned to piracy and other women, Charlisse becomes the captain of his old pirate crew and goes in search of him to teach him a lesson he won’t soon forget! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Becky Doughty. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/152522/bk_acx0_152522_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Collaboration. Empowerment. Student leadership. These buzzwords get a lot of press, but what do they really mean for today´s students? Can students really handle the responsibility of leading the class? Can they actually learn what they need to if they are working together so often? Won´t all this freedom cause chaos in the classroom? Not if you´re teaching them to learn like PIRATES! Peer collaboration builds community and supports teamwork and cooperation. Improvement-focused learning challenges students to constantly strive to be their best. Responsibility for daily tasks builds ownership in the classroom. Active learning turns boring lessons into fun and memorable experiences. Twenty-first century skills engage students now and prepare them for their futures. Empowerment allows students to become confident risk-takers who make bold decisions. In Learn Like a PIRATE, teachers will discover practical strategies for creating a student-led classroom in which students are inspired and empowered to take charge of their learning experience. You´ll learn strategies for: Crafting active, relevant, and interesting lessons Creating opportunities for student leadership Providing effective and beneficial feedback Instilling confidence so students can take risks Increasing curiosity and passion for learning Incorporate the techniques and strategies Paul Solarz uses in his student-led classroom and watch your students transform into confident, collaborative leaders. 1. Language: English. Narrator: KELLY CROY. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/111075/bk_acx0_111075_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Based on Dave Burgess´ popular Teach Like a Pirate seminars, this audiobook offers inspiration, practical techniques, and innovative ideas that will help you to increase student engagement, boost your creativity, and transform your life as an educator. You´ll learn how to: Tap into and dramatically increase your passion as a teacher Develop outrageously engaging lessons that draw students in like a magnet Establish rapport and a sense of camaraderie in your classroom Transform your class into a life-changing experience for your students This groundbreaking inspirational manifesto contains more than 30 hooks specially designed to captivate your class and 170 brainstorming questions that will skyrocket your creativity. Once you learn the Teach Like a Pirate system, you´ll never look at your role as an educator the same again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Burgess. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/138932/bk_acx0_138932_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.