Cry Havoc

Cry Havoc

Cry Havoc by Simon Mann
2012 | EPUB | 3.07MB

For the first time since he was released from five years' incarceration in some of Africa's toughest prisons, making worldwide headlines, Simon Mann breaks his silence to tell everything.

Simon Mann's remarkable firsthand account of his life reads like a thriller, taking readers into the world of mercenaries and spooks, of murky international politics, big oil and big bucks, action, danger, love, despair, and betrayal. On March 7, 2004, former SAS soldier and mercenary Simon Mann prepared to take off from Harare International Airport. His destination was Equatorial Guinea; his was intention to remove one of the most brutal dictators in Africa in a privately organized coup d'etat. The plot had the tacit approval of Western intelligence agencies and Mann had planned, overseen, and won two wars in Angola and Sierra Leone. So why did it go so wrong? Here he reveals the full involvement of Mark Thatcher in the coup d'etat, the endorsement of a former prime minister, and the financial involvement of two internationally famous members of the House of Lords. He discusses how the British government approached him in the months preceding the Iraq War, to suggest ways in which a justified invasion of Iraq could be engineered. He also describes the pain of telling his wife Amanda, who gave birth to their fourth child while he was incarcerated, that he believed he would never be freed.

The Top Gear Story

The Top Gear Story

The Top Gear Story: The 100% Unofficial Story of the Most Famous Car Show In the World by Martin Roach
2012 | EPUB | 2.25MB

The full story of the unstoppable rise of Clarkson, Hammond, May, and the Stig—and how they created one of the most famous TV shows of the 21st century.

Reaching a peak in the 1990s thanks to presenter Jeremy Clarkson, the original series faced the axe in 2001 but Clarkson and producer Andy Wilman successfully pitched a new format to BBC bosses and Top Gear returned to become the irreverent, funny, and often controversial show we now know and love. The addition of Richard Hammond and James May completed the Top Gear dream team and ratings soared as viewers tuned in to see the latest Star in a Reasonably Priced Car, arguments over the Cool Wall, and Power Laps by the mysterious Stig. Recent seasons have been defined by their madcap challenges with predictably hilarious results. Hour-long specials such as the 1,000-mile journey across Africa in cars bought for less than $2,500, and a race to the magnetic North Pole in which Clarkson and May became the first people to drive a motor vehicle to the Pole, have cemented Top Gear's reputation as much more than just a car show.

But the show's most shocking moment came in 2006, when Hammond suffered serious head injuries while driving a Vampire turbojet drag racing car at over 300mph. From a humble beginning as a 1970s car show, to achieving world domination, this is the full story.

Forecast

Forecast

Forecast: What Physics, Meteorology, and the Natural Sciences Can Teach Us About Economics by Mark Buchanan
2013 | EPUB | 2.37MB

Picture an early scene from The Wizard of Oz: Dorothy hurries home as a tornado gathers in what was once a clear Kansas sky. Hurriedly, she seeks shelter in the storm cellar under the house, but, finding it locked, takes cover in her bedroom. We all know how that works out for her.

Many investors these days are a bit like Dorothy, putting their faith in something as solid and trustworthy as a house (or, say, real estate). But market disruptions--storms--seem to arrive without warning, leaving us little time to react. Why are we so often blindsided by these things, left outdoors with nothing but our little dogs? More to the point: how did Kansas go from blue skies to tornadoes in such a short time?

In this deeply researched and piercingly intelligent book, physicist Mark Buchanan shows how a simple feedback loop can lead to major consequences, the kind predictable by mathematical models but hard for most people to anticipate. From his unique perspective, Buchanan argues that our basic assumptions about economic markets--that they are for the most part stable, with occasional interruptions--are simply wrong. Markets really act more like the weather: a brief heat wave can become a massive storm in a matter of a few days, or even hours.

The Physics of Finance reimagines the basics of how economics, with consequences that affect everyone.

The Offshore Renminbi: The Rise of the Chinese Currency

The Offshore Renminbi: The Rise of the Chinese Currency

The Offshore Renminbi: The Rise of the Chinese Currency and Its Global Future by Robert Minikin, Kelvin Lau
2013 | EPUB | 2.45MB

The rise of the renminbi and what it means for forex markets.

Chinese authorities have ambitious plans to "internationalize" the renminbi, transforming it from a tightly controlled domestic legal tender into a global currency for international trade, held by both private and public sector asset managers. The Offshore Renminbi examines this impending currency revolution, outlining why the emergence of China as a major economic power will likely soon be matched by a transformation of the renminbi's role in the global financial system. It explains how new markets for "offshore" renminbi are developing outside mainland China since the country is not yet ready to fully open up its economy to international capital flows, and the regulations that govern them.

The potential growth for the renminbi market is vast, thanks to China's role in the global trading community. The early stages of the internationalization effort were small-scale, but momentum has greatly increased over the past 18 months, making this book more relevant than ever. These developments offer new opportunities (and challenges) for corporate treasurers and investors, as China's profound economic success and growing prominence in global trade may transform offshore renminbi into a new global reserve currency and a legitimate competitor to the U.S. dollar.

  • Explores how the "internationalization" of the renminbi is likely to yield a new global currency to rival the U.S. dollar
  • Examines "offshore" renminbi and the host of new financial markets they have created, from a spot FX market to Dim Sum bonds in Hong Kong
  • Covers broad themes of interest to general readers and policymakers, as well as more detailed issues of practical and direct importance to corporate treasurers and investors

The Chinese government has ambitious plans to make the renminbi a global currency. The Offshore Renminbi explains the complexities of this strategy and the dramatic implications for the global FX markets.

Get Rich Slow: Start Now, Start Small to Achieve Real Wealth

Get Rich Slow: Start Now, Start Small to Achieve Real Wealth

Get Rich Slow: Start Now, Start Small to Achieve Real Wealth by Sarah Riegelhuth
2013 | EPUB | 4.01MB

How to build wealth the smart way—slow and steady.

This book will show you how to take control of your finances and grow your wealth using nothing more than a few key principles and commonsense wisdom. It shows you how to let go of easy excuses, stop waiting around for magically simple solutions, set intelligent financial goals, and design an action plan that you can follow through to completion. Using a storytelling approach, it shares the financial experiences of the author and her clients, guiding readers through the tools and tactics necessary to effect positive financial change in their lives. Although focused on personal finance goals, the lessons here easily translate to life itself.

Futures Made Simple

Futures Made Simple

Futures Made Simple by Kel Butcher
2013 | EPUB | 3.57MB

The essential guide to trading futures, without all the fuss.

This uncomplicated guide for beginners proves that you don't have to be a financial wizard to successfully trade futures . . . and you don't have to hire a financial advisor to tell you what to do either. Instead, Futures Made Simple outlines the basic strategies that even novice investors can use to make money with futures. The book lays just what you need to know—what futures are, how the exchanges work, how to analyse the markets, and how to trade futures either on- or offline.

  • An excellent entry-level guide to futures trading
  • Written by a successful trader with almost two decades of experience in equities, futures, options, and other vehicles
  • Features easy-to-understand examples and bulleted summaries of key points to make learning simple

For investors at any level of experience who want to move into futures trading, Futures Made Simple offers expert advice and fundamental guidance for profitable investing.

The Great Escape

The Great Escape

The Great Escape by Paul Brickhill
2004 | EPUB | 522.96KB

They were American and British air force officers in a German prison camp. With only their bare hands and the crudest of homemade tools, they sank shafts, forged passports, faked weapons, and tailored German uniforms and civilian clothes. They developed a fantastic security system to protect themselves from German surveillance. It was a split-second operation as delicate and as deadly as a time bomb. It demanded the concentrated devotion and vigilance of more than six hundred men—every one of them, every minute, every hour, every day and night for more than a year. Made into the classic movie starring Steve McQueen. 16 pages of photographs

Endkampf Soldiers Civilians and the Death of the Third Reich

Endkampf Soldiers Civilians and the Death of the Third Reich

Endkampf: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Death of the Third Reich by Stephen G Fritz
2011 | EPUB | 355.55KB

At the end of World War II, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, fearing that retreating Germans would consolidate large numbers of troops in an Alpine stronghold and from there conduct a protracted guerilla war, turned U.S. forces toward the heart of Franconia, ordering them to cut off and destroy German units before they could reach the Alps.

Opposing this advance was a conglomeration of German forces headed by SS-Gruppenführer Max Simon, a committed National Socialist who advocated merciless resistance. Under the direction of officers schooled in harsh combat in Russia, the Germans succeeded in bringing the American advance to a grinding halt. Caught in the middle were the people of Franconia. Historians have accorded little mention to this period of violence and terror, but it provides insight into the chaotic nature of life while the Nazi regime was crumbling. Neither German civilians nor foreign refugees acted simply as passive victims caught between two fronts. Throughout the region people pressured local authorities to end the senseless resistance and sought revenge for their tribulations in the "liberation" that followed.

Stephen G. Fritz examines the predicament and outlook of American GI's, German soldiers and officials, and the civilian population caught in the arduous fighting during the waning days of World War II. Endkampf is a gripping portrait of the collapse of a society and how it affected those involved, whether they were soldiers or civilians, victors or vanquished, perpetrators or victims.

Hitler's Secret War in South America, 1939-1945

Hitler's Secret War in South America, 1939-1945

Hitler's Secret War in South America, 1939-1945: German Military Espionage and Allied Counterespionage in Brazil by Stanley E Hilton
1999 | PDF | 19.79MB

Published first in Brazil as Suástica sobre o Brasil, this examination of the rise and fall of German espionage in that country spent months on the best-seller list there and generated a national furor as former spies and collaborationists denounced it as a CIA ploy. Here, for the first time, are the colorful stories of such German agents as “Alfredo,” probably the most important enemy operative in the Americas; “King,” who was decorated for his daring exploits but who carelessly mentioned the real names of his collaborators in secret radio messages; the bumbling Janos Salamon; and the debonair Hans Christian von Kotze, who ultimately betrayed the Abwehr (German Military Intelligence).

Eminently readable, Hitler’s Secret War in South America resembles, but is not, fiction. It describes in detail the Allies’ real battle against the Abwehr, a struggle highlighted by the interception and deciphering of German radio transmissions.

Nothing Less Than War

Nothing Less Than War

Nothing Less Than War: A New History of America's Entry into World War I by Justus D Doenecke
2011 | PDF | 4.1MB

When war broke out in Europe in 1914, political leaders in the United States were swayed by popular opinion to remain neutral; yet less than three years later, the nation declared war on Germany. In Nothing Less Than War: A New History of America's Entry into World War I, Justus D. Doenecke examines the clash of opinions over the war during this transformative period and offers a fresh perspective on America's decision to enter World War I.

Doenecke reappraises the public and private diplomacy of President Woodrow Wilson and his closest advisors and explores in great depth the response of Congress to the war. He also investigates the debates that raged in the popular media and among citizen groups that sprang up across the country as the U.S. economy was threatened by European blockades and as Americans died on ships sunk by German U-boats.

The decision to engage in battle ultimately belonged to Wilson, but as Doenecke demonstrates, Wilson's choice was not made in isolation. Nothing Less Than War provides a comprehensive examination of America's internal political climate and its changing international role during the seminal period of 1914--1917.

The Lazy Couponer: How to Save $25,000 Per Year

The Lazy Couponer: How to Save $25,000 Per Year

The Lazy Couponer: How to Save $25,000 Per Year in Just 45 Minutes Per Week with No Stockpiling, No Item Tracking, and No Sales Chasing by Jamie Chase
2011 | EPUB | 5.07MB

“Have you ever received a standing ovation at the cash register? I have.”—Jamie Chase

If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by the world of coupons—and guilty that you can’t seem to nail the “system” to save money—kick back with Jamie Chase, couponing teacher and savvy shopper whom Brian Williams of NBC’s Nightly News dubbed “the Master.”

The system is simple: there’s no chasing all over town on a single shopping trip; no stockpiling of items you don’t need; no weekly tracking of item prices, driving you to buy what you don’t need simply because there’s a sale.

Chase instructs readers on where to find coupons, how to use them, where to get the most bang for your buck, and how to start thinking like a couponer every time you make a purchase. Sound too easy? With a little practice, you’ll see the savings rolling in while you live your life—stress-free and thousands of dollars per year richer!

The Routledge History of Sex and the Body

The Routledge History of Sex and the Body

The Routledge History of Sex and the Body, 1500 to the Present by Sarah Toulalan, Kate Fisher
2013 | PDF | 7.1MB

The Routledge History of Sex and the Body provides an overview of the main themes surrounding the history of sexuality from 1500 to the present day. The history of sex and the body is an expanding field in which vibrant debate on, for instance, the history of homosexuality, is developing. This book examines the current scholarship and looks towards future directions across the field.

The volume is divided into fourteen thematic chapters, which are split into two chronological sections 1500 – 1750 and 1750 to present day. Focusing on the history of sexuality and the body in the West but also interactions with a broader globe, these thematic chapters survey the major areas of debate and discussion. Covering themes such as science, identity, the gaze, courtship, reproduction, sexual violence and the importance of race, the volume offers a comprehensive view of the history of sex and the body. The book concludes with an afterword in which the reader is invited to consider some of the ‘tensions, problems and areas deserving further scrutiny’.

Including contributors renowned in their field of expertise, this ground-breaking collection is essential reading for all those interested in the history of sexuality and the body.

The Painted Word: A Treasure Chest of Remarkable Words

The Painted Word

The Painted Word: A Treasure Chest of Remarkable Words and Their Origins by Phil Cousineau
2012 | PDF | 4.65MB

To untangle the knot of interlocking meanings of these painted words, logophile and mythologist Phil Cousineau begins each fascinating word entry with his own brief definition. He then fills it in with a tint of etymology and a smattering of quotes that show how the word is used, ending with a list of companion words. The words themselves range from commonplace — like biscuit, a twice-baked cake for Roman soldiers — to loanwords including chaparral, from the Basque shepherds who came to the American West; words from myths, such as hector; metamorphosis words, like silly, which evolved holy to goofy in a mere thousand years; and words well worthy of revival, such as carrytale, a wandering storyteller. Whether old-fangled or brand new, all the words included in The Painted Word possess an ineffable quality that makes them luminous.

The Everything Negotiating Book

The Everything Negotiating Book

The Everything Negotiating Book: Savvy Techniques For Getting What You Want --at Work And At Home by Margaret Kaeter, Angelique Pinet
2004 | EPUB | 1.95MB

What's the one thing you can do to improve both your business and personal life? Learn to negotiate. Negotiating effectively is the key to getting what you want when you want it. Negotiate well, and you maintain control in any situation, at home or at work. From purchasing a home and asking for a raise to compromising with spouses and children, The Everything Negotiating Book takes you step by step through the negotiating process, enabling you to:

  • Communicate your goals clearly and concisely
  • State your case effectively
  • Identify body language to read hidden clues
  • Compromise without giving in
  • Anticipate reactions and plan your responses
  • Maintain your composure and professionalism
  • Gain the advantage
  • Debate terms and conditions favorably
  • Decide when to walk away-and when to persist
  • And much, much more!

Whether you're planning a hostile takeover or debating with your spouse, The Everything Negotiating Book prepares you for the battle, and arms you with the skills you need to win.

Pricing the Future

Pricing the Future

Pricing the Future: Finance, Physics, and the 300-year Journey to the Black-Scholes Equation by George G Szpiro
2011 | EPUB | 553.87KB

Options have been traded for hundreds of years, but investment decisions were based on gut feelings until the Nobel Prize–winning discovery of the Black-Scholes options pricing model in 1973 ushered in the era of the “quants.” Wall Street would never be the same.

In Pricing the Future, financial economist George G. Szpiro tells the fascinating stories of the pioneers of mathematical finance who conducted the search for the elusive options pricing formula. From the broker’s assistant who published the first mathematical explanation of financial markets to Albert Einstein and other scientists who looked for a way to explain the movement of atoms and molecules, Pricing the Future retraces the historical and intellectual developments that ultimately led to the widespread use of mathematical models to drive investment strategies on Wall Street.

Arbitraging Japan: Dreams of Capitalism at the End of Financ

Arbitraging Japan: Dreams of Capitalism at the End of Financ

Arbitraging Japan: Dreams of Capitalism at the End of Finance by Hirokazu Miyazaki
2013 | EPUB | 625.43KB

For many financial market professionals worldwide, the era of high finance is over. The times in which bankers and financiers were the primary movers and shakers of both economy and society have come to an abrupt halt. What has this shift meant for the future of capitalism? What has it meant for the future of the financial industry? What about the lives and careers of financial operators who were once driven by utopian visions of economic, social, and personal transformation? And what does it mean for critics of capitalism who have long predicted the end of financial institutions? Hirokazu Miyazaki answers these questions through a close examination of the careers and intellectual trajectories of a group of pioneering derivatives traders in Japan during the 1990s and 2000s.

Positive Psychology in a Nutshell: The Science of Happiness

Positive Psychology in a Nutshell: The Science of Happiness

Positive Psychology in a Nutshell: The Science of Happiness [Third Edition] by Ilona Boniwell
2012 | PDF | 2.66MB

When you hear the words 'positive psychology' or 'the science of well-being', do you wonder what it's all about?

'What makes us fulfilled?' and 'Is happiness necessary for a good life?' Discover the latest thinking on the topics of happiness, flow, optimism, motivation, character strengths and love, and learn how to apply it to your life. Ilona Boniwell presents an engaging overview of the science of optimal functioning and well-being, which combines real readability with a broad academic base applied to day-to-day life.

Now fully updated and enhanced with new material on how to:

  • Change your mindset
  • Practice mindfulness
  • Develop better resilience
  • Enhance your well-being at work
  • Adopt positive leadership

Introducing positive psychology in a friendly, straightforward way, this international bestseller is peppered with many simple tools and tips for daily living that will help you love your life.

Clit-ology: Master Every Move from A to G-Spot

Clit-ology: Master Every Move from A to G-Spot

Clit-ology: Master Every Move from A to G-Spot to Give Her Ultimate Pleasure by Jordan LaRousse, Samantha Sade
2011 | EPUB | 48.6MB

Clit-ology is a savvy guide to a woman's most intimate geography and how men can work it for her pleasure as well as his own. Filled with techniques for getting her wet, wild, and orgasmic, Clit-ology addresses myths and mysteries surrounding her secret garden such as “Can a woman really become revirginized if she doesn't have sex for a long time?”, “Why does it take a woman four times as long as a man to climax?”, and “How does a woman's internal anatomy change during arousal and intercourse?” Written by Jordan LaRousse and Samantha Sade, founders of the top erotica site Oysters & Chocolate, Clit-ology gives real-gal advice on what gets women to “OH, yes!!” This book demystifies the pussy with a combination of sexual techniques, vagina lore and trivia, andreal-gal advice about what turns them on “down there.”

Singularity Rising

Singularity Rising

Singularity Rising: Surviving and Thriving in a Smarter, Richer, and More Dangerous World by James D Miller
2012 | EPUB | 856.65KB

In Ray Kurzweil’s New York Times bestseller The Singularity is Near, the futurist and entrepreneur describes the Singularity, a likely future utterly different than anything we can imagine. The Singularity is triggered by the tremendous growth of human and computing intelligence that is an almost inevitable outcome of Moore's Law. Since the book's publication, the coming of the Singularity is now eagerly anticipated by many of the leading thinkers in Silicon Valley, from PayPal mastermind Peter Thiel to Google co-founder Larry Page. The formation of the Singularity University, and the huge popularity of the Singularity website kurzweilai.com, speak to the importance of this intellectual movement.

But what about the average person? How will the Singularity affect our daily lives - our jobs, our families, and our wealth?

Singularity Rising: Surviving and Thriving in a Smarter, Richer, and More Dangerous World focuses on the implications of a future society faced with an abundance of human and artificial intelligence. James D. Miller, an economics professor and popular speaker on the Singularity, reveals how natural selection has been increasing human intelligence over the past few thousand years and speculates on how intelligence enhancements will shape civilization over the next forty years.

Miller considers several possible scenarios in this coming singularity:

  • A merger of man and machine making society fantastically wealthy and nearly immortal
  • Competition with billions of cheap AIs drive human wages to almost nothing while making investors rich
  • Businesses rethink investment decisions to take into account an expected future period of intense creative destruction
  • Inequality drops worldwide as technologies mitigate the cognitive cost of living in impoverished environments
  • Drugs designed to fight Alzheimer's disease and keep soldiers alert on battlefields have the fortunate side effect of increasing all of their users’ IQs, which, in turn, adds a percentage points to worldwide economic growth

Singularity Rising offers predictions about the economic implications for a future of widely expanding intelligence and practical career and investment advice on flourishing on the way to the Singularity.

Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done

Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done

Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan, Charles Burck
2002 | EPUB | 2.09MB

The book that shows how to get the job done and deliver results . . . whether you’re running an entire company or in your first management job.

Larry Bossidy is one of the world’s most acclaimed CEOs, a man with few peers who has a track record for delivering results. Ram Charan is a legendary advisor to senior executives and boards of directors, a man with unparalleled insight into why some companies are successful and others are not. Together they’ve pooled their knowledge and experience into the one book on how to close the gap between results promised and results delivered that people in business need today.

After a long, stellar career with General Electric, Larry Bossidy transformed AlliedSignal into one of the world’s most admired companies and was named CEO of the year in 1998 by Chief Executive magazine. Accomplishments such as 31 consecutive quarters of earnings-per-share growth of 13 percent or more didn’t just happen; they resulted from the consistent practice of the discipline of execution: understanding how to link together people, strategy, and operations, the three core processes of every business.

Leading these processes is the real job of running a business, not formulating a “vision” and leaving the work of carrying it out to others. Bossidy and Charan show the importance of being deeply and passionately engaged in an organization and why robust dialogues about people, strategy, and operations result in a business based on intellectual honesty and realism.

The leader’s most important job—selecting and appraising people—is one that should never be delegated. As a CEO, Larry Bossidy personally makes the calls to check references for key hires. Why? With the right people in the right jobs, there’s a leadership gene pool that conceives and selects strategies that can be executed. People then work together to create a strategy building block by building block, a strategy in sync with the realities of the marketplace, the economy, and the competition. Once the right people and strategy are in place, they are then linked to an operating process that results in the implementation of specific programs and actions and that assigns accountability. This kind of effective operating process goes way beyond the typical budget exercise that looks into a rearview mirror to set its goals. It puts reality behind the numbers and is where the rubber meets the road.

Putting an execution culture in place is hard, but losing it is easy. In July 2001 Larry Bossidy was asked by the board of directors of Honeywell International (it had merged with AlliedSignal) to return and get the company back on track. He’s been putting the ideas he writes about in Execution to work in real time.

Negotiation Genius

Negotiation Genius

Negotiation Genius: How to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Brilliant Results at the Bargaining Table and Beyond by Deepak Malhotra, Max Bazerman
2008 | EPUB | 644.39KB

From two leaders in executive education at Harvard Business School, here are the mental habits and proven strategies you need to achieve outstanding results in any negotiation.

Whether you’ve “seen it all” or are just starting out, Negotiation Genius will dramatically improve your negotiating skills and confidence. Drawing on decades of behavioral research plus the experience of thousands of business clients, the authors take the mystery out of preparing for and executing negotiations—whether they involve multimillion-dollar deals or improving your next salary offer.

What sets negotiation geniuses apart? They are the men and women who know how to:

  • Identify negotiation opportunities where others see no room for discussion
  • Discover the truth even when the other side wants to conceal it
  • Negotiate successfully from a position of weakness
  • Defuse threats, ultimatums, lies, and other hardball tactics
  • Overcome resistance and “sell” proposals using proven influence tactics
  • Negotiate ethically and create trusting relationships—along with great deals
  • Recognize when the best move is to walk away
  • And much, much more

This book gets “down and dirty.” It gives you detailed strategies—including talking points—that work in the real world even when the other side is hostile, unethical, or more powerful. When you finish it, you will already have an action plan for your next negotiation. You will know what to do and why. You will also begin building your own reputation as a negotiation genius.

Results Without Authority [Audiobook]

Results Without Authority [Audiobook]

Results Without Authority: Controlling a Project When the Team Doesn't Report to You [Audiobook] by Tom Kendrick
2009 | M4B | 11 hrs 40 mins | 204.21MB

Here's how to take control of teams and projects - even when you're not the boss.

Project leaders these days supervise few if any of the people that they rely upon for project success. Getting projects off to a good start and then maintaining control of them is an enormous challenge for a project leader who has little or no formal authority. But there are many proven, powerful techniques a strong project leader can employ to keep projects and teams on track.

Results Without Authority explores a wide range of effective methods and tools for leading a diverse team, and includes clear, insightful examples that demonstrate how they work in a variety of situations. Packed with invaluable guidance for controlling projects of all scopes and in any field, Results Without Authority will help novice and experienced project leaders get the best from their project teams.

The New Digital Age [Audiobook]

The New Digital Age [Audiobook]

The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations, and Business [Audiobook] by Eric Schmidt, Jared Cohen
2013 | M4B | 10 hrs 44 mins | 185.63MB

The must-listen book for anyone concerned about the present and the future. From two leading thinkers, the widely anticipated book that describes a new, hugely connected world of the future, full of challenges and benefits which are ours to meet and harness.

The New Digital Age is the product of an unparalleled collaboration: full of the brilliant insights of one of Silicon Valley's great innovators - what Bill Gates was to Microsoft and Steve Jobs was to Apple, Schmidt (along with Larry Page and Sergey Brin) was to Google - and the Director of Google Ideas, Jared Cohen, formerly an advisor to both Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton. Never before has the future been so vividly and transparently imagined. From technologies that will change lives (information systems that greatly increase productivity, safety, and our quality of life, thought-controlled motion technology that can revolutionise medical procedures, and near-perfect translation technology that allows us to have more diversified interactions) to our most important future considerations (curating our online identity and fighting those who would do harm with it) to the widespread political change that will transform the globe (through transformations in conflict, increasingly active and global citizenries, a new wave of cyber-terrorism, and states operating simultaneously in the physical and virtual realms) to the ever-present threats to our privacy and security, Schmidt and Cohen outline in great detail and scope all the promise and peril awaiting us in the coming decades. A breakthrough book - pragmatic, inspirational and totally fascinating. Whether a government, a business, or an individual, we must understand technology if we want to understand the future.



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Man 2.0 Engineering the Alpha [Audiobook]

Man 2.0 Engineering the Alpha [Audiobook]

Man 2_0 Engineering the Alpha: A Real World Guide to an Unreal Life [Audiobook] by John Romaniello, Adam Bornstein
2013 | M4B + EPUB | 7 hrs 01 min | 123.96MB

Every man has the potential for a great body, insane sex, and an unreal life. (Seriously)

  • Want to lose body fat? That's easy—you can drop 20 pounds in 6 weeks.
  • Want bigger muscles? Done. A 50-pound increase to your bench press, coming right up.
  • Want to be smarter? Not a problem—the strategies in this book have been proven to increase brain function.
  • Want an awesome sex life? Yeah, there's a fix for that, too—increased libido and improved performance are just weeks away.

You were born to achieve greatness, to be a man. But somewhere along the way you started to live an ordinary life. Fitness experts John Romaniello and Adam Bornstein developed a system that targets hormone optimization; their approach is specifically designed to transform you into the Alpha you were always meant to be. Strong. Confident. Powerful.

Based on cutting-edge, scientifically validated methods known only to the fitness elite, Man 2.0 provides a step-by-step road map to regaining your health, looking your best, supercharging your sex life—even reversing the aging process. The systems in this book have changed the lives of countless men who've worked with Romaniello and Bornstein.

In this book, you will discover:

  • Answers to all the questions you have about training and nutrition—and even ones you haven't thought of yet.
  • An easy-to-understand plan designed to work with your body, not against it, to burn fat, and build dense, rock-hard muscle.
  • A comprehensive nutrition program, fully customized for Alphas, complete with meal plans.


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Reducing Gun Violence in America [Audiobook]

Reducing Gun Violence in America [Audiobook]

Reducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis [Audiobook] edited by Daniel W Webster, Edited by Jon S Vernick
2013 | MP3 VBR V6 | 8 hrs 04 mins | 253.46MB

[*Includes a bonus PDF with graphics, charts, and more]

Drawing on new and existing studies on gun policies in the US and other countries, public health researchers review scientific and legal data to identify policies most likely to reduce gun violence.

Amid a growing consensus that the staggering toll of gun violence in the United States is an urgent public health issue, the Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health has convened experts on gun policy and violence from the United States and selected other countries to summarize relevant research and its implications for policymakers and concerned citizens. Legal scholars weigh in on the constitutionality of recommended policies, and researchers present new data on public support for a wide array of policies designed to reduce gun violence. Collected for the first time in one volume, this reliable empirical research and legal analysis will inform the policy debate by helping lawmakers and opinion leaders identify the policy changes that are most likely to reduce gun violence in the United States.

Researchers draw on new and existing studies on US gun policies to demonstrate both the weaknesses of current federal gun policies and the efficacy of various state laws designed to reduce firearm availability to high-risk groups. By analyzing scientific and legal data, the contributors provide evidence in support of enhanced regulation and oversight of licensed gun dealers, background checks for private sales, and purchaser licensing. Lessons from bans of assault weapons and of large-capacity magazines are considered, as is the promise of ''smart guns,'' which could be fired only by authorized users. Compelling case studies from Australia, Scotland, and Brazil demonstrate effective policy responses to gun violence that have led to significant reductions in gun-related deaths. The book concludes with data on public support for strengthening gun laws and Second Amendment considerations.

How Doctors Think [Audiobook]

How Doctors Think [Audiobook]

How Doctors Think [Audiobook] by Jerome Groopman
2007 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 10 hrs 29 mins | 288.24MB

A New Yorker staff writer, bestselling author, and professor at Harvard Medical School unravels the mystery of how doctors figure out the best treatments—or fail to do so. This book describes the warning signs of flawed medical thinking and offers intelligent questions patients can ask.

On average, a physician will interrupt a patient describing her symptoms within eighteen seconds. In that short time, many doctors decide on the likely diagnosis and best treatment. Often, decisions made this way are correct, but at crucial moments they can also be wrong—with catastrophic consequences. In this myth-shattering book, Jerome Groopman pinpoints the forces and thought processes behind the decisions doctors make. He explores why doctors err and shows when and how they can— with our help—avoid snap judgments, embrace uncertainty, communicate effectively, and deploy other skills that can have a profound impact on our health.

This book is the first to describe in detail the warning signs of erroneous medical thinking, offering direct, intelligent questions patients can ask their doctors to help them get back on track.

Groopman draws on a wealth of research, extensive interviews with some of the country's best physicians, and his own experiences as a doctor and as a patient. He has learned many of the lessons in this book the hard way, from his own mistakes and from errors his doctors made in treating his own debilitating medical problems.

How Doctors Think reveals a profound new view of twenty-first-century medical practice, giving doctors and patients the vital information they need to make better judgments together.



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The Anatomy of Hope

The Anatomy of Hope

The Anatomy of Hope: How People Prevail in the Face of Illness by Jerome Groopman
2005 | EPUB | 236.5KB

Why do some people find and sustain hope during difficult circumstances, while others do not? What can we learn from those who do, and how is their example applicable to our own lives? The Anatomy of Hope is a journey of inspiring discovery, spanning some thirty years of Dr. Jerome Groopman’s practice, during which he encountered many extraordinary people and sought to answer these questions.

This profound exploration begins when Groopman was a medical student, ignorant of the vital role of hope in patients’ lives–and it culminates in his remarkable quest to delineate a biology of hope. With appreciation for the human elements and the science, Groopman explains how to distinguish true hope from false hope–and how to gain an honest understanding of the reach and limits of this essential emotion.

Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey [Audiobook]

Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey [Audiobook]

Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey [Audiobook] by Chuck Palahniuk
2007 | MP3@160 kbps + MOBI | 10 hrs 10 mins | 700.09MB
“Like most people I didn’t meet Rant Casey until after he was dead. That’s how it works for most celebrities: After they croak, their circle of friends just explodes.…”

Rant is the mind-bending novel from Chuck Palahniuk, the literary provocateur responsible for such books as the generation-defining classic Fight Club and the pedal-to-the-metal horrorfest Haunted. It takes the form of an oral history of one Buster “Rant” Casey, who may or may not be the most efficient serial killer of our time.

“What ‘Typhoid Mary’ Mallon was to typhoid, what Gaetan Dugas was to AIDS, and Liu Jian-lun was to SARS, Buster Casey would become for rabies.”

A high school rebel who always wins (and a childhood murderer?), Rant Casey escapes from his small hometown of Middleton for the big city. He becomes the leader of an urban demolition derby called Party Crashing. On appointed nights participants recognize one another by such designated car markings as “Just Married” toothpaste graffiti and then stalk and crash into each other. Rant Casey will die a spectacular highway death, after which his friends gather testimony needed to build an oral history of his short, violent life. Their collected anecdotes explore the possibility that his saliva caused a silent urban plague of rabies and that he found a way to escape the prison house of linear time.…

“The future you have, tomorrow, won’t be the same future you had, yesterday.”
—Rant Casey

Expect hilarity, horror, and blazing insight into the desperate and surreal contemporary human condition as only Chuck Palahniuk can deliver it. He's the postmillennial Jonathan Swift, the visionary to watch to learn what's —uh-oh—coming next.



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Beer Is Proof God Loves Us [Audiobook]

Beer Is Proof God Loves Us [Audiobook]

Beer Is Proof God Loves Us: Reaching for the Soul of Beer and Brewing [Audiobook] by Charles W Bamforth
2010 | MP3@160 kbps + PDF | 4 hrs 05 mins | 281.32MB

Beer Is Proof God Loves Us is a funny, engaging, and downright joyous examination of the whole world of beer and brewing. Your guide, Charlie Bamforth, may be the world's #1 expert on every aspect of beer. After a worldwide search, he was selected as the first Anheuser-Busch Professor of Brewing Science at the University of California, Davis. Now, he presents the most compelling social history of beer ever written: where it came from, where the brewing business stands now, and what the future holds. In this far-reaching book, he reveals:

  • The extraordinary complexity and artistry that can be found in great brewing
  • The factors that impact beer quality and wholesomeness
  • Centuries-old cultural values embedded in good beer

Bamforth also explains what the rise of new craft breweries means to beer drinkers and what the latest global trends will have on beer consumption. The book concludes with a look to the future, illustrating how environmental issues will change the brewing industry and addressing radical new approaches to brewing, such as Happoshu and malternatives.



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