Blood in the Soil is the first book about the investigation into the shooting of Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt and his country attorney in Gwinnett County, Georgia, in 1978. But this book is not primarily about Larry Flynt, or even his shooter, the serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin, though both men are of course important characters in the story. This true account is told alternately from the perspective of Detective J. Michael Cowart and by following Franklin´s life from childhood through his execution. The monster that was Joseph Paul Franklin was the result of a perfect storm of circumstances, which included poverty, cruel abuse as a child, the detestation and mistrust between blacks and whites, integration, and the hate groups that operated and recruited openly. Detective Cowart tells the story of his first introduction to Franklin, and the cat-and-mouse game that ensued. A self-proclaimed truth-seeker, the detective had to appear to befriend Franklin to get him to provide enough information to prosecute him in the Flynt shooting. In the course of developing this rapport, Cowart gains astonishing insight into many of Franklin´s other cold-blooded killings and crimes, and his twisted justification for them. This book tells of a very real struggle between right and wrong. It details with stark honesty the terrible truths that characterized the South during the volatility of the sixties and seventies, and of the ugly reality that lies just beneath the veneer of a beautiful region known for its warm hospitality. Along the way, it examines some hard lessons about life, trust, and compromise. 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: Allan Robertson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027887/bk_adbl_027887_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When high school English teacher Sean Cullinan comes across a specialty publisher looking for fresh African American voices, he decides to submit his latest manuscript. One problem: Cully is white. Enter Janine Russell, black lieutenant in the San Francisco fire department and long-time friend of Cullinan. Together, they create a literary hoax that eventually fuels a national race debate. In Shadow Lessons new author Tim Reardon delves deep into the heart of the volatile American race conversation in a work that overflows with humor, honesty, and courage. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregg A. Rizzo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/015758/bk_acx0_015758_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The business environment has changed dramatically over the last several decades. Volatile market conditions, disruptive innovation, and digital transformations across entire sectors have rendered traditional business methods obsolete. To thrive, businesses must be adaptable, agile, and lean. Policies and procedures may change, but strong leadership and shared goals ensure a source of strength and continuity. Providing real-world methods and effective strategies, this essential resource will allow you to:Embrace the Warrior Mindset to always be proactive, never a victim.Develop the trust of your team through strength and shared experience.Devise durable and sustainable business strategies and contingency plans that adapt to fluid situations.Promote a culture of innovation and authenticity to deliver a solid foundation for your teamElite: High Performance Lessons and Habits from a Former Navy SEAL is a must-listen guide for everyone from aspiring entrepreneurs to established business leaders. No matter the stage of your business - development, exploitation, or disruption - Elite will change your approach to business and unlock the warrior within. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Hays. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/003270/bk_gdan_003270_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Transform your leadership with powerful lessons from the front line. Leading on the Frontline brings humanitarian leadership into the boardroom, giving business leaders a powerful lesson in engagement, motivation, inspiration, and innovation. Drawing upon a lifetime of humanitarian work in some of the world´s most difficult places, author Linda Cruse shares stories from the front line that illustrate how to dig deep, inspire, thrive, and more. Business leaders work on a different type of front line - one that is no less volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous - and the ability to deal effectively with the unexpected sets great leaders apart from the herd. Tap into your own intuition, compassion and courage; keep composure under pressure; align vision with strategic goals; exercise mental toughness - these skills are required in the aftermath of a tsunami in Thailand or a landslide in Nepal, and in business, they propel good people to great feats of leadership. This audiobook presents extraordinary stories of extraordinary people who confront the best and worst of humanity every day. These people accomplish big things with few resources, prioritize progress over personal comfort, and prevail over seemingly impossible odds. Their lessons contain multitudes for those who aspire to be great leaders - and the very best version of themselves. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Linda Cruse. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/003175/bk_gdan_003175_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shock Markets:Trading Lessons for Volatile Times Robert I. Webb/ Alexander R. Webb
Transform your organization by scaling leadership How do senior leaders, in their own words, describe the most effective leaders - the ones that get results, grow the business, enhance the culture and leave in their wake a trail of other really effective leaders? Conversely, how do senior leaders describe the kind of leader that undercuts the organization´s capacity and capability to create its future? This book, based on groundbreaking research, shows how senior leaders describe and develop leadership that works, that does not, that scales, and that limits scale. Is your leadership built for scale as you advance in today´s volatile, uncertain, dynamic, and disruptive business environment? This context puts a premium on a very particular kind of leadership - High-Creative leadership capable of rapidly growing the organization while simultaneously transforming it into more agile, innovative, adaptive and engaging workplace. The research presented in this book suggests that senior leaders can describe the High-Creative leadership with surprising clarity. They also describe with equal precision the High-Reactive leadership that cancels itself out and seriously limits scale. Which type of leader are you? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/003140/bk_gdan_003140_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
James is a guy from the wrong side of the tracks, and thanks to his financial woes he is destined to be stuck there forever. But everything changes when James, working as a college janitor, solves a problem on the blackboard of an empty classroom. Now a handsome T-Rex professor wants to teach James the most important lesson of all: gayness. But is gayness a power too volatile to be contained? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Rand. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062471/bk_acx0_062471_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Activate the raw power of your subconscious to create the life you´ve always wanted, using six essential lessons from one of the world´s most renowned hypnotherapists. Unsatisfying careers. Volatile, unhealthy relationships. Unfulfilled dreams. Too many of us are living lives that fall short of what we truly desire. But as celebrity hypnotist Kimberly Friedmutter explains in this life-changing book, not only is it possible to design the life of your dreams, but the power to do so lies within you, in your subconscious mind. The subconscious is the root of your true power and desire; it´s your inner eight-year-old, your authentic self. It is the honest compass that will lead you to a life of happiness, so long as you are able to follow its direction. We all have the power to access it-children do so effortlessly-but as we grow up we´re taught to stop daydreaming and to follow society´s rules, which makes us disconnect from our subconscious, often with tragic results. In Subconscious Power, Kimberly guides you through six principles that bring your conscious mind in line with your subconscious desires. She shares practical, three-minute exercises that will help you transform your relationships, find true love, lose weight after years of struggling with the scale, overcome addictions, and achieve new career successes and heights. Featuring inspiring success stories and the practical tools you need to make meaningful change, Subconscious Power will empower you to stop being a passive participant in a life you don´t love, and to actively choose the life you truly desire.
Leadership is struggle.The question of how to lead successfully and responsibly is crucially important in our uncertain, high-pressure, turbulent world. In this audiobook, Harvard Business School Professor Joseph Badaracco answers this question in practical and, at times, provocative ways.Leaders today are surrounded by what Badaracco calls ´´the new invisible hand” - powerful, pervasive markets that touch and shape almost everything. As a result, understanding the inevitability and importance of struggle is critical. And leaders must go a step further to create what Badaracco calls ´´the good struggle” in order to meet their goals at work, as well as their goals in life.The Good Struggle helps you meet the relentless challenges of being a leader today by identifying the most important questions you should be asking yourself. New answers to these questions can be found by watching leaders in dynamic settings, especially entrepreneurs. The conditions entrepreneurs have always faced - intense competition, scarce resources, and unforgiving markets - are true now for the rest of us, and they offer valuable, practical lessons about struggling and succeeding in volatile and uncertain environments.If ´´the joy of life is in the struggle,” as one thoughtful entrepreneur put it, The Good Struggle can help you find meaning in your work, stay focused on what matters despite the turbulence around you, and keep you on the path to leading successfully and responsibly. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erik Synnestvedt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001265/bk_gdan_001265_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.