The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters [Audiobook]

The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters [Audiobook]
The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters [Audiobook] by Priya Parker, read by Bernadette Dunne
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 9 hours and 21 minutes | 257.53MB

A transformative exploration of the power, purpose, and benefits of gatherings in our lives: at work, at school, at home, and beyond.

Every day, we find ourselves in gatherings, Priya Parker says in The Art of Gathering. If we can understand what makes these gatherings effective and memorable, then we can reframe and redirect them to benefit everyone, host and guest alike. Parker defines a gathering as three or more people who come together for a specific purpose. When we understand why we gather, she says - to acknowledge, to learn, to challenge, to change - we learn how to organize gatherings that are relevant and memorable: from an effective business meeting to a thought-provoking conference; from a joyful wedding to a unifying family dinner.

Drawing on her experience as a strategic facilitator who's worked with such organizations as the World Economic Forum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the retail company, Fresh, Parker explains how ordinary people can create remarkable occasions, large and small. In dozens of fascinating examples, she breaks down the alchemy of these experiences to show what goes into the good ones and demonstrates how we can learn to incorporate those elements into all of our gatherings. The result is an audiobook that's both journey and guide, full of big ideas with real-world applications that will change the way you look at a business meeting, a parent-teacher conference, and a backyard barbecue.

Pick Three: You Can Have It All (Just Not Every Day) [Audiobook]

Pick Three: You Can Have It All (Just Not Every Day) [Audiobook]
Pick Three: You Can Have It All (Just Not Every Day) [Audiobook] by Randi Zuckerberg, read by the Author
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 7 hours and 26 minutes | 204.69MB

In this motivational handbook - both a business how-to and self-help guide - the New York Times best-selling author of Dot Complicated takes on the fallacy of the "well-balanced" life, arguing that the key to success is learning to be well-lopsided.

Work. Sleep. Fitness. Family. Friends. Pick Three.

In an increasingly demanding world, we've been told that we can do everything - maintain friendships, devote ourselves to work, spend time with family, stay fit, and get enough sleep. We just need to learn to balance it all. Randi Zuckerberg doesn't believe in being well-balanced. We can't do it all every day, she contends, and trying to do so only leaves us frustrated and feeling inadequate. But we can succeed if we Pick Three.

Randi first introduced the concept of Pick Three in a tweet - "The Entrepreneur's Dilemma" - that went viral. Now, in this book, she expands on her philosophy and inspires others to follow her lead. From entrepreneurs to professionals, busy parents to students, Randi can help everyone learn to reject the unrealistic burden of balance and enjoy success in their own lives - by picking the most important areas to focus on in any given day.

This practical handbook includes stories from Randi's career learning that there's no such thing as a perfect balance - as well as insights and examples from other professionals at the top of the biggest businesses in Silicon Valley, new moms searching for permission to focus on family, and recent graduates convinced they should have it all under control, including Arianna Huffington, Reshma Saujani, Laurie Hernandez, and Brad Takei. We can't have it all every day, and that's okay, Randi reminds us. Pick Three is her much-needed guide to learning to embrace the well-lopsided life.

Happiness Hacks: 100% Scientific, Curiously Effective [Audiobook]

Happiness Hacks: 100% Scientific, Curiously Effective [Audiobook]
Happiness Hacks: 100% Scientific, Curiously Effective [Audiobook] by Alex Palmer, read by Stephanie Spicer
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 4 hours and 30 minutes | 124.3MB

Could you be happier at work . . . in love . . . in life? You may not need a total overhaul - just a few good Happiness Hacks!

Here are hundreds of shortcuts to brighten your day and boost your mood - and the science behind how they work.

Discover why:

  • 57°F (13.9°C) is the happiest temperature
  • Selfies give you a jolt of joy
  • Renters have a surprising edge over homeowners
  • 17-minute breaks are the most productive
  • Intimacy is better than sex
  • It's more satisfying to work a full 40-hour week
  • Date night is the key to a happy marriage
  • Just 10 minutes of exercise can cheer you up

Whether you're seeking better health, stronger friendships, or that elusive happy place, these stunningly simple tips are proven to help. You can hack your way to happiness!

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