Will It Fly: How to Test Your Next Business Idea So You Don't Waste Your Time and Money [Audiobook]

Will It Fly: How to Test Your Next Business Idea So You Don't Waste Your Time and Money [Audiobook]
Will It Fly: How to Test Your Next Business Idea So You Don't Waste Your Time and Money [Audiobook] by Pat Flynn, read by the Author
2016 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 6 hrs 27 mins | 176.46MB

Stop rushing into businesses born from half-baked ideas, misguided theories, and other forms of self-delusion. A lack of proper validation kills more businesses than anything else. As Joel Barker says, "Speed is only useful if you're running in the right direction." Will It Fly? will help you make sure you are clear for takeoff.

It answers questions like:

  • Does your business idea have merit?
  • Will it succeed in the market you're trying to serve, or will it just be a waste of time and resources?
  • Is it a good idea for you?

In other words, will it fly?

Chock-full of practical suggestions you can apply to your business idea today, Will It Fly? combines action-based exercises, small-scale "litmus tests", and real-world case studies with anecdotes from the author's personal experience of making money online, hosting successful podcasts, testing niche sites, and launching several online businesses.

Will It Fly? will challenge you to think critically, act deliberately, and dare greatly. You can think of the book as your business flight manual, something you can refer to for honest and straight-forward advice as you begin to test your idea and build a business that takes off and soars.

In five parts, Will It Fly? will guide you through the validation of your next business idea:

  • Part one, Mission Design, helps you make sure your target idea aligns with and supports your goals.
  • Part two, Development Lab, walks you through uncovering important details about your idea that you haven't thought about.
  • Part three, Flight Planning, is all about assessing current market conditions.
  • Part four, Flight Simulator, focuses on the actual validating and testing of an idea with a small segment of a target market.
  • Finally, Part five, All Systems Go, is to help you make sure your idea after all that will fly!

The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality [Audiobook]

The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality [Audiobook]
The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality [Audiobook] by Angus Deaton, read by Matthew Brenher
2016 | M4B@64 kbps + EPUB | 12 hrs 13 mins | 334.3MB

The world is a better place than it used to be. People are healthier, wealthier, and live longer. Yet the escapes from destitution by so many has left gaping inequalities between people and nations.

In The Great Escape, Angus Deaton - one of the foremost experts on economic development and on poverty - tells the remarkable story of how, beginning 250 years ago, some parts of the world experienced sustained progress, opening up gaps and setting the stage for today's disproportionately unequal world. Deaton takes an in-depth look at the historical and ongoing patterns behind the health and wealth of nations and addresses what needs to be done to help those left behind.

Deaton describes vast innovations and wrenching setbacks: the successes of antibiotics, pest control, vaccinations, and clean water on one hand and disastrous famines and the HIV/AIDS epidemic on the other. He examines the United States, a nation that has prospered but is today experiencing slower growth and increasing inequality. He also considers how economic growth in India and China has improved the lives of more than a billion people. Deaton argues that international aid has been ineffective and even harmful. He suggests alternative efforts - including reforming incentives to drug companies and lifting trade restrictions - that will allow the developing world to bring about its own great escape.

Demonstrating how changes in health and living standards have transformed our lives, The Great Escape is a powerful guide to addressing the well-being of all nations.

Attention All Shipping: A Journey Round the Shipping Forecast [Audiobook]

Attention All Shipping: A Journey Round the Shipping Forecast [Audiobook]
Attention All Shipping: A Journey Round the Shipping Forecast [Audiobook] by Charlie Connelly, read by David Thorpe
2011 | MP3@64 kbps | 13 hrs 30 mins | 372.23MB

This solemn, rhythmic intonation of the shipping forecast on BBC radio is as familiar as the sound of Big Ben chiming the hour. Since its first broadcast in the 1920s it has inspired poems, songs and novels in addition to its intended objective of warning generations of seafarers of impending storms and gales.

Sitting at home listening to the shipping forecast can be a cosily reassuring experience. There's no danger of a westerly gale eight, veering southwesterly increasing nine later (visibility poor) gusting through your average suburban living room, blowing the Sunday papers all over the place and startling the cat.

Yet familiar though the sea areas are by name, few people give much thought to where they are or what they contain. In ATTENTION ALL SHIPPING Charlie Connelly wittily explores the places behind the voice, those mysterious regions whose names seem often to bear no relation to conventional geography. Armchair travel will never be the same again.

George Washington: A Biography [Audiobook]

George Washington: A Biography [Audiobook]
George Washington: A Biography [Audiobook] by John R Alden, read by Grover Gardner
2006 | MP3@64 kbps | 11 hrs 19 mins | 310.34MB

This extraordinary one-volume biography vividly portrays the unbreakable link between George Washington and the nation he helped create, defend, and govern. From his military career's beginnings with the Virginia Regiment, here is the exceptional decisiveness that led him to fire the opening shots in the 1754 war between England and France, the unshakable determination which, in the darkest winter of the American Revolution, demanded total victory and yielded to nothing less.

Rich anecdotes and fascinating historical documents clearly reveal Washington's critical role in the birth of a democratic nation. Here is a definitive portrait of George Washington, the man who unified a new country riven by turmoil and went on to earn the love and respect of his soldiers, his countrymen, and his peers.

Obama: From Promise to Power [Audiobook]

Obama: From Promise to Power [Audiobook]
Obama: From Promise to Power [Audiobook] by David Mendell, read by Dion Graham
2007 | MP3@64 kbps | 13 hrs 25 mins | 367.11MB

Here is the biography of America's hottest political superstar, Barack Obama, from a journalist who has been covering Obama's career since his successful run for the U.S. Senate.

Barack Obama's meteoric rise is the stuff of legend. Since his headline-grabbing speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2004, Obama has come to represent the promise of unity among groups of all types: blacks and whites; Democrats, Republicans, and moderates; the upper, middle, and lower classes. In this groundbreaking biography, veteran journalist and Obama chronicler David Mendell gives an in-depth, comprehensive portrait of a man whose name has become a catchphrase for hope in a politically jaded society desperate for a new star.

Mendell has covered Obama since the beginning of his Senate campaign and, as a result, enjoys far-reaching access to the new senator. His research includes exclusive interviews with Obama's closest aides, mentors, political adversaries, and family. Mendell reveals the surprising, cutthroat campaign tactics sanctioned by Obama - who has steeped his image and reputation in the ideals of clean politics and good government - which enabled him to win his Senate seat by employing some of the most ruthless operatives in the business.

Eye-opening, well-researched, and compulsively readable, Obama: From Promise to Power is a necessary look at the evolution of a politician from public servant to candidate-savior.

Huckabee: The Authorized Biography [Audiobook]

Huckabee: The Authorized Biography [Audiobook]
Huckabee: The Authorized Biography [Audiobook] by Scott Lamb, read by John McMurray
2015 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 9 hrs 50 mins | 270.65MB

The Mike Huckabee Story - An Intimate Look

For the first time, the former governor of Arkansas opens up the vault to friend and biographer W. Scott Lamb (Pujols: More Than the Game, 2011) to tell his life story. In this thoroughly unique biography of one of the most likeable, influential leaders in America, Lamb covers the entire scope of Mike Huckabee's life and career. With full, unfettered access to Governor Huckabee's personal library, files, and family records, fans will finally get the definitive account of one humble man's rise to political prominence.

Listeners are introduced to young Michael Dale Huckabee, son of a local fireman in Hope, Arkansas. Huckabee would soon share the same grade school teacher as Bill Clinton, who is nine years his senior. Huckabee's collegiate aspirations took him to Ouachita Baptist University, where he graduated in two and a half years and met his future wife, Janet. Huckabee also honed his musical talents, becoming a bass player and forming the band Capitol Offense. Later, he would also serve at the side of television personality James Robison during the early years of his television ministry. He hit his ministerial stride in the early 1980s, when he took the helm of Immanuel Baptist Church in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, from 1980 to 1986.

Most people, however, know Mike Huckabee as a politician. In 1994, he became lieutenant governor and faced the now infamous Whitewater scandal that sent then-governor Jim Guy Tucker into court to face felony charges of corruption and fraud. In the interim Huckabee decided to run for governor, but not before Tucker would change his mind at the 11th hour and cause a statewide constitutional crisis that challenged Huckabee to the core. Huckabee's courageous handling of the debacle endeared him to the hearts of many citizens, causing him to serve as the 44th governor of Arkansas from 1996 until 2007.

Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection [Audiobook]

Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection [Audiobook]
Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection [Audiobook] by Jia Jiang, read by Mike Chamberlain
2015 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 6 hrs 31 mins | 177.98MB

Rejection Proof is Jia Jiang's entertaining and inspiring account of conquering his fear of rejection, offering a completely new perspective on how to turn a no into a yes.

Jia Jiang came to the United States with the dream of being the next Bill Gates. Despite early success in the corporate world, his first attempt to pursue his entrepreneurial dream ended in rejection. Jia was crushed and spiraled into a period of deep self-doubt. But he realized that his fear of rejection was a bigger obstacle than any single rejection would ever be, and he needed to find a way to cope with being told no without letting it destroy him. Thus was born his "100 days of rejection" experiment, during which he willfully sought rejection on a daily basis - from requesting a lesson in sales from a car salesman (no) to asking a flight attendant if he could make an announcement on the loudspeaker (yes) to his famous request to get Krispy Kreme doughnuts in the shape of Olympic rings (yes, with a viral video to prove it).

Jia learned that even the most preposterous wish may be granted if you ask in the right way, and here he shares the secret of successful asking, how to pick targets, and how to tell when an initial no can be converted into something positive. But more important, he learned techniques for steeling himself against rejection and ways to develop his own confidence - a plan that can't be derailed by a single setback.

Filled with great stories and valuable insight, Rejection Proof is a fun and thoughtful examination of how to overcome fear and dare to live more boldly.

Freeing Yourself from Anxiety: Four Simple Steps to Overcome Worry and Create the Life You Want [Audiobook]

Freeing Yourself from Anxiety: Four Simple Steps to Overcome Worry and Create the Life You Want [Audiobook]
Freeing Yourself from Anxiety: Four Simple Steps to Overcome Worry and Create the Life You Want [Audiobook] by Tamar E Chansky, read by Nicole Vilencia
2012 | MP3@64 kbps | 10 hrs 32 mins | 289.91MB

We all know what is healthy to think and what is not, much like we know that eating an apple is better than gorging on donuts. But once we start thinking anxious thoughts, it is tough to move from disaster to reality. Our brain can ruin our day.

The road map to happiness can be found in Freeing Yourself from Anxiety. Unlike most guides, Dr. Tamar Chansky's book explains that the solution is not positive thinking but possible thinking. Armed with her strategies, listeners can achieve accurate perceptions of their lives that can liberate them from fear and perfectionism.

For the estimated 25 percent of Americans who have an anxiety problem, Freeing Yourself from Anxiety provides the step-by-step tools for living stress-free, without medications.

Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong [EPUB]

Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong [EPUB]
Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong by Jessica Bacal
2014 | EPUB | 1.12MB

High-achieving women share their worst mistakes at work--and how learning from them paved the way to success.
Named by Fast Company as a "Top 10 Book You Need to Read This Year."

In Mistakes I Made at Work, a Publishers Weekly Top 10 Business Book for Spring 2014, Jessica Bacal interviews twenty-five successful women about their toughest on-the-job moments. These innovators across a variety of fields - from the arts to finance to tech - reveal that they're more thoughtful, purposeful and assertive as leaders because they learned from their mistakes, not because they never made any. Interviewees include:

  • Cheryl Strayed, bestselling author of Wild
  • Anna Holmes, founding editor of Jezebel.com
  • Kim Gordon, founding member of the band Sonic Youth
  • Joanna Barsch, Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Company
  • Carol Dweck, Stanford psychology professor
  • Ruth Ozeki, New York Times bestselling author of Tale for the Time Being
  • And many more . . .

Ideal for millenials just starting their careers, for women seeking to advance at work, or for anyone grappling with issues of perfectionism, Mistakes I Made at Work features fascinating and surprising anecdotes, as well as tips for readers.

Conquer Fear: Stop Defeating Yourself - End Self-Sabotage [Audiobook]

Conquer Fear: Stop Defeating Yourself - End Self-Sabotage [Audiobook]
Conquer Fear: Stop Defeating Yourself - End Self-Sabotage [Audiobook] by Lisa Jimenez, read by the Author
2012 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 3 hrs 31 mins | 95.66MB

The biggest obstacle that all sales distributors must overcome is fear: fear of rejection, fear of making decisions, fear of change, fear of failure, and of course, the big one - fear of success. It is this fear - and all of its cousins, such as worry, anxiety, and self-doubt - that paralyzes you and keeps you from higher levels of success.

In this program, Lisa Jiminez provides a three-step process that empowers you to overcome fear, reject rejection, and be free to get on with creating and achieving what you really want. Lisa will guide you to an understanding of why you do what you do and help you to break through these patterns of limitation.

You will laugh - and be shocked - when you discover the hidden messages that your behavior is broadcasting to the world. And, through personal stories and humor, Lisa reveals the most common ways that people's belief systems can actually repel success. Positive thinking by itself just isn't enough. This presentation will teach you the steps to improve your results by developing an unstoppable belief system.

In this powerful program, you will learn to:

  • Identify and overcome self-limiting beliefs
  • Stop procrastination and self-sabotage
  • Reject rejection with the L.O.A. (Law of Average)
  • Break through negative programming now
  • Raise your self-esteem and confidence levels
  • Create momentum to stay motivated
  • Know what you really want and become unstoppable
  • Master the "Power of 5" to accomplish what you want quickly and efficiently
  • Attract and sponsor more leaders

The power in this program comes from blending the two disciplines of psychology and spirituality. By blending the head and heart of motivation, you will master the strongest combination of handling rejection, conquering fear, and become unstoppable.

The Art of Business Seduction: A 30-Day Plan to Get Noticed, Get Promoted and Get Ahead [Audiobook]

The Art of Business Seduction: A 30-Day Plan to Get Noticed, Get Promoted and Get Ahead [Audiobook]
The Art of Business Seduction: A 30-Day Plan to Get Noticed, Get Promoted and Get Ahead [Audiobook] by Mark Jeffries, read by the Author
2011 | MP3@64 kbps | 5 hrs 19 mins | 145.28MB

Become a master of business seduction in just 30 days.

In business, you need an edge. In every business situation-to get that job, get that promotion, lead that negotiation, make that sale-you need to win people over. In highly competitive situations, you need to stand out, get noticed, and be remembered. The Art of Business Seduction gives you the edge you need. This is a concise personal success plan that teaches you how to make the smart moves and say the right things to succeed in any business setting. As the "Business Seducer", Mark Jeffries utilizes the new power of seduction to provide you with a proven system for becoming a master of business seduction, giving you the tools to size up any business situation, think and act on your feet, and get exactly what you want. After only 30 days of using the author's straight-forward L-WAR (Listen, Watch, Anticipate, React) approach, you'll be able to:

  • Translate the subtle clues in the voice, body language, and handshake of whoever you're engaging
  • Maximize the persuasiveness of what you say and how you say it
  • Use networking secrets to seize opportunities and beat your competition
  • Hone your "elevator pitch"
  • Deploy your Personal Brand
  • And more!

So much in business success depends on first impressions, personal interactions, and other intangible aspects of your behavior. Embrace this important skill-set, develop your abilities, and remove those habits that work against you. Get The Art of Business Seduction and give yourself the tools to attract and win people over so you can enjoy breakthrough results in business and life.